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i really liked this book. it had some great sex scenes and it wasn't predictable. i liked the development of the characters and also the ending.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Firstly, I really didn't know whether to give this emotional story 1 or 5 stars because there's no doubt it was well written but it took a very sinister direction that I really really didn't like. From being a flirty fun romance it morphed into something quite different.
I will try not to give anything away in this review but I was totally caught out by this listen unaware of its true nature.... because it started out in a happy place of instant attraction and a sexy one night stand that turned into more sex, passion, caring and love. But then slowly interspersed between those Chapters crept in secrets, suspicions, doubts and very very dark Chapters of someone's horrific reality. And, as it counted down the months then days til that horrific terrifying reality, it starts to get your pulse pounding because you know just where the love story is going to lead you to..... and it's into Hell. However, as the midnight hours turned into dawn, I couldn't stop this listen because I was gripped to every word waiting for the inevitable turn that would change everything...... and then praying for a miracle.
It's mainly told from Riley's POV and very occasionally from Brett's and both narrators did an excellent job. Some listeners may give this 5 stars and they'd be right to but for me, who loves all types of romance, this took an unexpected raw, dark and distressing turn that I just didn't like. But it was one that I had to get through to reach the much needed HEA ending and to hear just how it was accomplished. I also thought that Riley did the dumbest most unrealistic thing ever, that no sane woman would do, but she did live to regret it.
Worth a credit? One of my credits NO even though I liked the characters and the narration however, as explained, although captivated it wasn't in a good way and I didn't enjoy the turn this listen took. But I appreciate other braver listeners may find this a creditworthy purchase. SPOILER ALERT contains talk of torture, kidnapping, the slave market and more.
14 of 18 people found this review helpful
This was a really strange story. Probably the only positive for me was the intensity of Brett's love for Riley. But I do not like the lack of build-up that accompanies an Insta-love story and I tend to find it ridiculous that two people would have sex and fall in love while not trusting each other with secrets that are not exactly self-preserving in nature. Yeah I know this happens in real life, I find it ridiculous all the same. Also Riley recovered from her ordeal so quickly I think it can only happen in fictions. Last but not the least I do not believe in Brett's way of rescuing slave girls (this is not exactly a spoiler considering it is revealed quite early in the book) cause there is a law of supply meeting demand and he was playing right into that.
Overall, it is a ridiculous story.
The narration however is faultless and probably the best thing about this listening experience. Not enough to compensate for my credit though.