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What happened to the 5 star master story teller? Mia Sheridan is one of my absolute new favorites but this book was hugely disappointing. I've read/listened to almost all of her other books up to now and LOVED every one of them. This one was SO repetitive, I wanted to scream and stop half way through. I kept asking myself - was this truly by Mia Sheridan?!! It was your typical, cookie cutter, "woe is me, I'm not staying, so I can't get involved" dialog over & over & OVER!.I get it already!!! It's like beating a dead horse every other minute. And they didn't have sex until towards the end, which then became tedious to the story. Normally, when I get to the end of one of her books, I bask in the warm fuzzies and then go through withdrawals, missing the characters. This one? Not so much.
Still, I'm waiting for her next book, Midnight Lily, to go audible so I hope she hasn't sunk to the level of mediocre, formulaic, repetitive, dime-a-dozen romance authors. And I hope she doesn't keep using Maxine Mitchell as narrator because she over emphasizes all her words and it's extremely distracting and annoying. Nobody talks like that in real life so why ruin a good story by talking weird? Joe Arden was excellent as the male voice, otherwise it would have been a total loss.
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Kira has come from a privileged family but her powerful Father is arrogant, dictatorial, cold and very manipulative and Kira found out his true motives when she walked in on her Fiancé in a very compromising position and understandably she called off the Wedding. But, when her Father demanded that she was to go through with the union, Kira had had enough and disappeared overseas for a year under a cloud of negative tabloid gossip. Now she's back and refuses to agree to her Father's plans for her future so unfortunately she's now sleeping in her car and is just about penniless. Kira's only hope is her inheritance but sadly she can't touch it - that is unless she gets married...... and then fate steps in and she overhears a very interesting conversation that gives her a crazy impulsive idea.
Grayson, an ex Con, was left the now struggling Vineyard by his late Father and he's had to lay people off, cut back and sell valuables - and, to make matters worse, he's just been turned down for a loan so his prospects, and future, are looking bleak. That is until a fiery temptress proposes a mutually beneficial business deal that he just can't refuse - a marriage in name only, separated after two months and divorced within the year and for that he'd receive half of Kira's inheritance. What could possibly go wrong?...... well, as it turns out, plenty.
These two loveable characters disliked and annoyed the Hell out of each other right from the start - both choosing to ignore the sizzles that they feel whenever they touch. There's witty and quick witted banter between them as Grayson calls Kira a Witch and Kira labels him as a Dragon. He is a handsome, sexy Playboy who ruthlessly told Kira on their first meeting that she's 'not his type' and thought she was a spoilt privileged Princess (which was far from the truth). They both have/had Daddy issues and Grayson's childhood was heartbreaking, added to that, his brother stole and married Grayson's girlfriend whilst he was helpless Prison. So they weren't relationship material, it's certainly not a match made in Heaven and it had an expiry date from the start...... and yet slowly these two enemies learnt to trust one another, lean on each other and they dared to dream...... until secrets were uncovered that resurrected the impenetrable wall around Grayson's heart once more.
Worth a credit? Yes and it's definitely worth 5 stars too because I just didn't want to stop listening to this very addictive and enjoyable story and when I absolutely had to press the 'pause' or 'stop' buttons then I just couldn't wait to get back to it. Alternate POV's, great narration, a slow to develop romance that had it's fair share of pitfalls, a few secondary characters and a couple of sweet, tender and passionate sex scenes.
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Another beautifully written story my Mia Sheridan. I totally fell in love with Kiera's kindness and her spirit. Greyson what tormented soul, lost and alone believing he was not worthy of love. That was until Kiera came into his life and set it ablaze!
This was my first audio narrated by Maxine Mitchell and Joe Arden and it was perfect!
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