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Well, I knew Bella Jewel was a very talented and gifted author but nothing, absolutely nothing could have prepared me for the sheer pleasure-filled awesomeness of this listen. It had humor, suspense, angst, deadly drama, action, passion, sex, a very likeable kickass Heroine who was full of sass and attitude, a sexy dark Hero who was a badass Alpha and a complimentary cast of secondary characters who were all entwined throughout this mind blowing storyline.
Grace is a Bounty Hunter and is finally given a major job.... for $30,000 bring in Raine who is wanted for the murder of his Sister and who'd skipped bail - you can imagine Grace rubbing her hands with glee and feel her excitement at the thought of being given this job that she had 2 months to complete. But bringing in the most handsome and sexy man she'd ever seen was going to test her abilities, her patience, her sanity and her heart.... because nothing could ever have prepared her for the turmoil and emotional turbulence that was about to explode into her life.... as lines were blurred then boundaries crossed, bridges were burnt and heartbreak was inevitable.
The attraction was palpable and instant but not immediately acted on because they first had to play an intriguing game of cat and mouse which was fun, had witty and sexually charged banter and was unpredictable as feelings got in the way of duty, a murderer turned out to be a victim and passion replaced pursuit. But unfortunately Grace's plan of seduction backfired when she became the one seduced into a whirlwind weekend of pleasure, passion, possibilities and dreams of what could be. Grace wasn't prepared for Raine's heartbreaking story, his openness, the soul-to-soul connection and his touching and romantic side. However, in return, Raine wasn't prepared to have his heart ripped out, after tasting Heaven, when he finally learns the truth and secrets that had been cleverly concealled by Grace the too good to be true 'Waitress'.
My husband tried hard to part me from this mesmerising listen but my reply was nope, nuh-uh, no way and various other negative replies - usually ending in " off" because it was just that deliciously good. And even the lure of going out to eat couldn't entice me to hit the stop button.... and this is when my drawer full of Take Out Menus comes in handy - so, hit pause, pick a menu, a quick discussion on what everyone's having, here's the TV remote babe, yes stay up late kids..... sigh, sit back and resume listen..... blissful contentment as everyone's happy.
Worth a credit? Told from Grace's POV, a totally addictive, well described, action fun and disaster fuelled storyline that was filled with characters I just wasn't ready to say goodbye to and a brilliant narrator who brought every scene to life with her passion-filled storytelling. So YES, IMO, the perfect harmony of drama/romance/narration and well worth a credit.
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I like Bella Jewel's books. I have a hard time using a credit on anything less than 10 hours but I've bought a few of hers on audio and enjoyed them. This one I couldn't get past the first two chapters. The heroine has to be pretty tough, she's trying to make it as a bounty hunter right? To me she sounded like a high pitched, empty headed ditz. When she meets the hero it's mentioned he has a slight accent that she can't place. That's when the hero starts to sound like a bad imitation of Dracula or a Russian mob boss and I couldn't take any more.
I bought the book elsewhere and enjoyed reading it on paper so the hero could sound sexy and the heroine could sound like a grown up in my head.
I'm sure the narrator is great, she just missed on this one.