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After reading Caught (the first book in the Gemini series), I had high hopes for the 2nd installment of this series. I was not disappointed. Again, the author wrote a solid story, mixing a steamy romance with a good detective mystery involving family business gone awry all woven together in a satisfying read (or "listen"). Ms. Alden writes very well. So many e-books and/or self-published authors write like middle-schoolers. Whenever I come across a book like that, it makes me want to scream. I'm not saying that this is the great American novel, but it's just nice to listen to an audiobook that doesn't make me cringe with with all its editorial errors, juvenile dialogue and melodramatic angst.
The characters were well developed; I was invested in their HEA. I especially like Alyssa because even though she had great vulnerability, she was also very strong (even though it took a while for that to come out in the story).
Once again, though, I do not care for the narrator. If the guys in these stories are supposed to be so macho, the narrator's voice needs to sound much more masculine. This narrator is more suited to narrate children's books. And he totally ruined Alyssa's voice for me. It's a good thing I liked her character so much. That helped me overcome the horrible voice he used for her.
Overall, a solid 4-star book, well worth your credit.
On a side note, I am wondering what has happened to Audible's categories?? People who like romance novels would miss this series entirely because it is listed as detective story. It seems like over the past few months, Audible has revised their category descriptions. It's been very frustrating for me. I'm just thankful that I stumbled upon this series. I hope Audible does something to straighten out their flakey category issues soon.
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