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The original version of Hold is my favorite book, and I have read it ten times if not more. It’s my go-to book when I’m just not in the mood for something new. I didn’t care for the changes Kent made when she re-wrote it and introduced Hall, but I understood because Kent wanted to expand on the universe and it made a great jumping off point. Now that I’ve finished book 2 I am starting to see the bigger picture.
Hall story was good, but when I compare it to Hold, it just wasn’t as gritty and raw and didn’t have the same intensity. Also, Kyla and Hall didn’t have the same chemistry and desperation. It just didn’t have the same magic for me that I was looking, hoping for. But if I was to read the story by itself and never to compare with the first in the series, I may feel differently. It is hard to judge.
This was a quick enjoyable listen. This is the second book in the series and I loved this Audio as much as the first. The author knows just how to write of a future where each planet is uniquely it’s own. From the customs and beliefs to the appearance of the natives. On this planet pleasure is everything. Sex is expected and enjoyed for the pure physicality of it. The Empress takes a new lover each week to test drive to become her concubine. However she may call herself the Empress, the title has been outlawed and the coalition will not stand for it for long. The main character is a wallflower, who does not participate in the politics of court and definitely does not participate in sex. She stays to herself and tries to go unnoticed. That is until one sexy smuggler with a talented secret spots her and the real action begins. The narrator did a fantastic job once again of performing both POV’s. The control in the timbre of her voice allows you to sink into the story and not get distracted. If you love a futuristic romance with a side of mystery and intrigue this audio is perfect for you.