The Resistance : Hard to Resist

  • by S.L. Scott
  • Narrated by Alexandria Watts
  • Series: Hard to Resist
  • 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

You don't choose when.
You don't choose where.
And you don't get to choose who you fall in love with.
The minute he opened his sexy mouth, Holliday Hughes should have known Jack Dalton was trouble. His smooth pickup lines, broad shoulders, and ridiculously handsome face charmed her right out of her clothes. She gave into her desires, the instant attraction blinding her to the obvious.
One night. That was all it took for Holliday's world to be flipped on its axis. Jack Dalton was cocky. Smug. Volatile. Demanding. He ignited something deep inside her like no other, but there was something more to this brooding bad boy. There was a dark side to him she couldn't help but be drawn to.
Torn between what she knew about him and a mysterious side he tried to hide, could she walk away or was he simply too hard to resist?


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I really hope Audible gets more books by this author because she really knows how to write a beautiful haunting love story and this one's between Johnny Outlaw a drool-worthy famous Rocker and Holliday a successful independent businesswoman. But when they first meet she refreshingly doesn't recognize him so he goes by the name Jack Dalton to shed his fame and reputation. Their relationship is challenged by all that life can throw at it.... insecurities, distance, fame, drugs, temptations, misunderstandings, jealously, demons from the past and a tragic death but their connection, ever growing bond and the deep enduring need for each other comes across so strongly.

Their chance meeting, instant connection and intense one night stand captured me but what kept me enthralled was the passion, strength and commitment that they had for each other which was so moving because you really feel these two loveable characters deserve to be together and get their HEA. There's raw need, fun and laughter, joy and tears, lots of heartfelt sex, touching and romantic words, heartache and drama and there's also growth, understanding and support. Then, at the end of their journey, stands two strong and loving people who've been through emotional Hell but their beautiful destination was so worth the ride.

Mainly told from Holli's POV and the narrator was the cherry on top of an already stuffed cake because she breathed life into each and every chapter.

Worth a credit? This is a book that leaves it's mark as I'll be in a 'book hangover' funk all day and in no hurry to start another book because I want to savor and relive this one a bit more..... so YES, a very very creditworthy romance.
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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"

2.5 The Story Didn't Quiet Gel For Me

On a business trip to Vegas, Holli meets rock star Jack Dalton (aka Johnny Outlaw). When a night of passion turns into more than a one night stand, they have to find a way to make a relationship work despite the odds stacked against them.

I really wanted to like this book. It had all the makings of a good story but there just some ingredients missing. In Vegas, Holli and Dalton just didn't click as much for me as the author wanted. They had a lot of (very poorly written) sex but the snappy dialogue wasn't really all that snappy. Most of what they said throughout the book read more like inspirational poster quotes than real life conversation. And the quotations at the top of every scene were the same--unoriginal and awkwardly written.

Also, I found it hard to believe that, toward the end of the story, Dalton could recover from a devastating blow after all the craziness, simply by spending a week in Hawaii, getting drunk. It seemed unlikely. Now, if he was getting drunk in Hawaii with a psychiatrist, THAT I might believe.

Their relationship was seriously volatile and Holli was so waffley--does she want to be with him? Or not? I also felt that socializing with Danny was a stupid thing to do. Not because Dalton would be jealous, but because she knew Danny was into her and all of these encounters were just leading him on. It was uncool IMO.

I did like that they tied up all the loose ends at the end of the book. Although the scenes with Dalton's Dad really rang false. His reasons for being so dismissive and rude to Dalton just didn't hold up--there just wasn't enough real backstory there to make his hollow words seem true. And then, for no reason, all is well at the end?? Really?

There was alternating POV between the two characters but it only happened a few times. Mostly the book was told from Holli's POV. So when they switched to Dalton, it felt forced. By the end of the book, we're supposed to believe that he loved her from the moment he saw her and it's shown by the way he remembers to buy her favorite soda. IMO there should have been WAY more moments, both bigger and smaller than this one, illustrating his feelings for her. Just wanting to punch people who spend time with your "girl", doesn't mean you're in love. And for Danny to have whitewashed Dalton's violence, even slightly--like wanting to hurt men who spend time with your girlfriend is a valid expression of your feelings--really annoyed me. This is why so many women stay with violent men. We shouldn't be championing this behavior. It should be considered wrong. Period.

In any case, there was potential for this book to be much better but it never reached it IMO.

Alexandria Watts was just OK with the delivery of the story.
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- Lia "I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-29-2014
  • Publisher: S. L. Scott