Sebring : The Unfinished Hero

  • by Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by Stella Bloom
  • Series: The Unfinished Hero
  • 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Nick Sebring has issues. Born feeling like an outsider in his own family, growing up under the shadow of a brother who could do anything, Nick isn't that great of a guy. But when this culminates with Nick lashing out to hurt his brother through the woman he loves, Nick turns inward and makes some decisions about the man he intends to be. And as he does this, he falls in love and truly learns the man that he's grown to be.
When his love is murdered right before Nick's eyes, Nick knows he has to avenge her. He knows how he's going to avenge her. And he has no qualms about using Olivia Shade to exact that vengeance.
Olivia Shade has grown up on the outside of her family, too. Her problem is that they don't want her outside. They want her all the way in, right under their thumbs. She pays the price for seeking escape and learns her lesson - she'll never see a dawn where she wakes up free. Then she meets Nick Sebring, and even as she fights it, the hope that died years ago starts to blossom. She can find love. She can have a man of her own. She can be happy. She can be free.
Olivia hopes while Nick schemes. However, as Nick peels back the layers of all that is Olivia Shade, he finds something surprising. He understands its fragility. He falls in love with its beauty. He seeks to protect it. But he forgets to protect his Livvie from one thing: Nick Sebring.


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One of the things that you know a Kristen Ashley book will give you is a loveable, sexy Alpha Hero who, once he's made you his, he'd lie, cheat, steal, kill or die to protect you. They have clipped speech, are hard, possessive, jealous, demanding lovers, often dirty talkers, cryptic, intelligent, loving, protective, very sexual and, as Knight declared to his woman in book 1 "wars fought over a face like this, a man would work himself into the ground for it, go down to his knees to beg to keep it, endure torture to protect it, take a bullet for it, poison his brother to possess a face like this"..... yup, they're not afraid to show that they love deeply, are vulnerable to the woman that holds his heart..... and the family he makes with her.

The second thing is a fantastic storyline, filled with suspense, angst, drama, bad guys, quick witted banter and dialogue, twists and a plot that includes well loved characters from the previous books. Finally, the third thing that KA gives you are mesmerizing romances that are passionate, filled with heartfelt declarations, unpredictable, very hot and they'll curl your toes, make your blood pressure rise, frustrate you, charm you, have you eager to get back to them and finally leave you sighing in pleasure, and on a book high, because you know you've just listened to something awesome.

Nick and Olivia's story was all this and much more.... they came from different worlds but somehow found each other.... but it wasn't going to be easy, it wasn't going to be without it's bloodshed and it wasn't going to go smoothly. Nick has wanted revenge for the death of his girlfriend for four years and his ticket to get it is Olivia - she's quiet, vulnerable yet strong and is the disillusioned Boss' Daughter.... but what he wasn't prepared for was for Olivia to stir up and ignite intense, possessive and protective feelings. Slowly she comes out of her shell, trusts and puts her faith in Nick but he has hidden his agenda and secrets from her and, when she eventually learns the truth (not, of course, from him) the sht hits the fan, hearts are broken and dreams crumble. The roller coaster ride does stop at some precarious situations but it left me with that 'feel good' feeling, wishing there was more but very grateful that I found this talented and gifted Author.

Dual POV's (with multiple POV's at the end) and a really good narrator who delivered very convincing male voices and injected the perfect emotional dialogue into well described and easily visualized scenes. Could be stand alone but it does refer to characters from the past 5 books and gives an Epilogue which wraps up all the characters HEA's from the entire series beautifully.

Worth a credit? Yes, not only is KA an auto download Author for me but her books are also worthy pre-orders too. Each and every one of her books in the Unfinished Hero series, IMO, are creditworthy and this story has made me want to listen to this wonderful series all over again.

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- CAROLYN "I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again"

Sebring Stars

Bittersweet this book, because it means the series is done. But as we know with most Kristen Ashley books they can make appearances in other books just look at the Rock Chicks we got a little of them in this series along with others. So we are never truly done with a series. I did put this book off because I wasn’t ready for it to be done. But all good things right…

Nick Sebring… what to say about him. Well we meet him in Knight and I will say this he wasn’t someone I would have ever wanted to read about back then. He sure grew up and grew into his own that’s for damn sure. Instead of riding his brothers coat tails. Or expecting something for nothing, he learned what it was to work hard for what you want and get it. There is a convo between Knight and Nick that is stuck in my head . –

“You, brother, you started life havin’ it easy,” Knight continued.

“Got a lot of love for you so this is difficult to say but I’m gonna say it. I like you gotta work for what’s important. If you work for it, you’ll get it. You’ll get why it was worth the work. You’ll never forget that. And you’ll finally get it where I am now after you wade through all the sh- t, knowin’, when you finally have it easy, just how worth it was to keep wading through. But bottom line, I know you’re a man who’s got balls and the guts and the heart to stick it out and wade though.”
“You done with the heartfelt big brother lectures?”

“F -- you.”

I have to say that sums up what I felt like with this story. Nick really became a man you respect. No, getting Livvie wasn’t easy but isn’t that what makes it so much sweeter? When you have to work really work for what you want?

“Just so you don’t forget, you mean more to me today than you did yesterday. And yesterday you meant a fuckuva lot to me.”

This review is longer than I thought because now I have to talk about Olivia and I have a lot to say.
I know a lot of people compared her to Sadie from the Rock Chicks and I have to disagree. Livvie, never liked the life not saying Sadie ever did. But Livvie had to be there look what happened when she tried to leave. She struggled with her lot in life. She never had the persona Sadie did. What you see is Livvie just trying to make it from day to day.
She wasn’t emotionless, but at times I wondered. I think she just truly didn’t know what real happiness was. Why smile if it’s going to be fake? Or if smiling will be misinterpreted for something good that can be taken away from you? She had family but they were never the loving, she loves her sister sure but she doesn’t like her.

When she meets Nick, she starts to come alive. We hear about the man who is broken and needs the love of a good women right, well revers that. That’s what we see here. Livvie is the broken one and she needs the love of a good man to see her because she can’t see herself. She doesn’t think anyone could or would love her not after the life she has lead.

“I breathe. I’m here. I take up space. I eat. I drive. But I have no brain. No will. No strength. No opinions. I do not matter to the point I do not exist.”

“You exist for me.”

It broke my heart this book and it put it back together, I loved it. I usually love all of Kristen Ashley’s books because they are what I expect my romance novels to be.

“Dawn is coming, Honey. Open your eyes.”

Again another great Audio! I love the narration as always with a K.A. book she picks the perfect narrators to bring her books to life. And this book Stella Bloom did exactly that. <3
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-16-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios