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Sadly I'm a little bit torn with this listen.. the premise of the story was good - a hot sexy Alpha Billionaire CEO boss and soon to be step-brother gets tamed by his new Intern/future step-sister all sounded good. But Bethany's constant insecurities and immature behaviour wore me down a bit.. she was an intelligent woman yet all that was going through her head was Damon this.. Damon that.. Damon Damon Damon. And I'm usually ok with 'insta' anything however I just thought Bethany's declaration of love for a man whose emotions were so closed off, promised sex but absolutely no commitments, was a shameless womanizer and after such a short time of brief encounters was all just too unreal. Professionally speaking punching a couple-worker in the face and breaking her nose for a bitchy comment was also pretty unrealistic.. even if the thought crosses your mind.
However, I battled on but I found myself picking more holes in the story.. like there was no discussion of safe sex or contraception before they went skin to skin for their many sexcapades. Bethany manipulated her loving Mom to marry early because of her own need for financial help then hid feelings and lied to her whenever just wasn't a nice character trait. So I didn't really like, and couldn't connect with, Bethany nor could I buy into the story of true love when Damon was being such an ass to her. Damon was all kinds of hot.. a dirty talking sexy alpha who demands (and delivers) a lot when it comes to sex but has commitment issues after his Mom's many infidelities and lies. And there are various secondary characters who are weaved in and out of the storyline to threaten or support the fragile balance of Bethany and Damon's relationship. Parts were well detailed and yet there were gaping gaps in information too.. but the unexpected CLIFFHANGER ending topped my peeves as their story will continue for at least four more books. Told from Bethany's POV by a good narrator.
Worth a credit? Sorry but I'm on the fence with this one.. if the series was boxed sets then maybe yes but then again I think of the heroine's immature actions and I think He'll no. I'm also not emotionally drawn into the story enough to be spending 4 or 5 more credits on it when there are far better stories out there waiting to be heard. But hey we're all different right and just because I didn't fall in love.. you just might.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
Ok where do I even start!!! First I was under the impression that Joe Arden(the narrator) was giving us the male POV then started listening and saw it was all Bethany's POV so I didn't like that! Second Bethany was annoying as ever, how do you fall in love in a week. Then she was so consumed in Damon it was Damon everything I felt like she was just portrayed as dumb. Now third when the decided to sleep together nobody talked about contraception at all. I just thought it was a terrible portrayal of a smart woman in college trying to do something for herself. I was so disappointed in this read!
I didn't even finish it!!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
This book is scorching hot, Damon truly is an Alpha Male - he's deliciously arrogant & scandalous & sexy and did I say Hot already! Bethany is a good girl with a very naughty side that Damon wasn't expecting, her back story is quite sad she's had a really tough time but with such a loving Mother she's a really strong woman who isn't afraid to stand up for herself. When Bethany & Damon are finally together the sparks really do start to fly - it's steamy, romantic, sassy and saucy and I loved it. The audio just adds to the appeal of this book as its quite hypnotic! If you like good bit of raunchy with a powerful back story and a good mix of characters you'll love this book Ali knocked it out of the park with this one. Well worth the read or in this case the deliciously hypnotizing listen!