Strife

  • by Sky Corgan
  • Narrated by Marie Smith
  • 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From USA Today best-selling author Sky Corgan comes a darker version of Pretty Woman.
Pepper has hit rock bottom. After being thrown out on the streets, she's willing to do whatever it takes to survive.
Dmitri Strife is a world famous rock star trying to break into the movie industry. Seedy company leads him into a chance encounter with Pepper that will change both of their lives forever.
Strife is a story of privilege and poverty, of kindness and cruelty, and of learning who to trust when the whole world seems to have turned its back on you.
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Sky Corgan does it again!

A contemporary twist on the pretty woman story, Sky Corgan has given us Pepper and Dmitri. This book has some dark elements in it, which definitely is a big draw for me, it's one of my guilty pleasures. Dmitri is a rock star, turning actor who is trying to change his image. Pepper is a student trying to get by and gets a job as an escort. You can imagine how the two meet, but Dmitri is not your typical wham, bam, thank you ma'am kind of guy anymore. There are some really sweet characteristics to these two as we get to know them and the way their relationship grows is almost a slow burn. When the book started, I really thought it was going to be similar to The Flesh series in it's erotic fashion, but Sky Corgan has melted this couple together, shown us what it's like to have the paparazzi around you, how to deal with childhood sexual abuse, what you would do to get ahead and what caring is truly about. I loved Dmitri's character, he had a true conscience with a lot of love and compassion even he didn't know he had. I loved Pepper's character as she was sorting out her life and trying to get herself into a position that would allow her to better herself on her own. The two together were explosive both with words and chemistry. Truly a fun listen.

Marie Smith is the narrator of this serial, bringing all the different moods together to perfection. She has a vast array of voices which is helpful with the many characters we meet throughout the book and her cadence is easy to listen to.
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- PATRICIA

Overall okay story

Overall this was on okay storyline, I would describe it as a modern day telling of Pretty Woman. Pepper is down on her luck after being kicked out of her home at 18 with only $700 to her name after being sexually abused by her stepfather and her mom not believing her. She moves to CA to try and make it as an actress and becomes an escort to pay for school in case that doesn't work out. Her first night as an escort she meets Strife and they have instant chemistry and start to fall for each other. It's a tale of ups and downs from there as Strife continues to book her and she fights her feelings for him. To me parts of it drug out and I found it frustrating as the characters just didn't communicate. Yes that's usually part of romance stories but here it just didn't seem to work for me. It irritated my rather than just rolled into the storyline like it normally does. The narrator wasn't one of my favorites but she did a good job and I would listen to her again.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher for my unbiased review.
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- KIDSFIRST81

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-31-2017
  • Publisher: Marla S Braziel