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If you could sum up Winters Heat in three words, what would they be?
Audiobook listened to and reviewed by Kim
for Read Your Writes Book Reviews
I've read Winters Heat previously and completely loved the book. When Cristin Harber put out a call for an audiobook review I was totally game. Then I thought, "Crap. I don't like audiobooks. They bore me and the narration is cheesy." Thus, I'm the perfect person to review an audiobook, right? Yes, no. I honestly have no idea.
I loved this book from the start with its larger than life Alpha hero who has a heart of gold and risks his life to protect the woman he's waited his whole life for. The heroine isn't too bad herself. Mia seems like a damsel in distress although she's anything but. She's strong with wounds of her own she’s trying to overcome. She's a survivor. The secondary characters in the book, from Colby's mother to his team members are great. The book gives you hot love scenes, intense fighting, and some comic relief.
What other book might you compare Winters Heat to and why?
Winters Heat and Cristin Harber's books are in a league all their own.
What about Jeffrey Kafer’s performance did you like?
I think Jeffrey Kafer did a wonderful job. He completely kept my interest. Never once did I find myself wandering off into the unknown. He was able to voice multiple characters. I think he nailed the voice for Jared, leader of Team Titan. I kept thinking Jeffery's Colby voice reminded me of someone, but for the life of me, I couldn't figure it out. Half way through, John Wayne popped into my head. It was so not the voice I had in my head of Colby when I read the book. I loved that Jeffrey was able to portray a woman's voice, without doing it in a falsetto. Because seriously, women don't sound like that. Jeffrey was also able to pull off a Spanish accent and make it believable.
Winters Heat is one of my favorite books so when the narration got to the part of the book that originally sold me on reading the book I felt a little let down. I felt more urgency and intensity when I read the book myself. I loved revisiting Mia and Colby's story via an audiobook. I was surprised with details I missed while reading it myself.
I really hope that if Cristin turns the other Titan books into audio books that she continues to have Jeffrey do the narration.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
hot love scenes, intense fighting, and some comic relief
9 of 11 people found this review helpful
This was a great beginning to the series. The narrator has a deep rumbly voice perfect for the Team Titan. He didn't try to sound femmy for Mia just a softer tone and it worked well for me.
Colby Winters is on an "easy" assignment, pick up and deliver when he runs into Mia doing the pickup. Before he can do anything she is gone with a couple thugs. Not sure whose team she's on until the camera shows her being thrown in a trunk. So begins their adventure.
The rescue begins a grudging respect for this small woman. She doesn't know if he's the good guy or another bad one after her. One thing they are both sure of the heat between them is all wrong for the situation.
The team is a private special ops team with alpha, wise-mouthed, exceptional men. The banter is hysterical. There are no women attached to any of the guys until Mia. That she gains their respect is a feat.
This is the beginning of a long series and I plan to read them all, or listen or both. A very strong recommend from me.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
This was my first adventure into audiobooks and I wasn't disappointed - as a Team Titan addict the growly narration made the story come alive even more!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Great story and great narration!
I liked the main and support cast. The characters are well developed and the plot well thought out. The threat near the end was a surprise and the stupid choices back in the States frustrating but well written.
I cannot wait for the next book.
I love a good action romance story.. but this is NOT it. The most painfully cliched, predictable, slow, humdrum story i have ever read. This is the first time i have read this author and it was hard to make myself finish this first title in the series of which i will not be reading any more. I did not understand the good reviews for this story (which is why i bought it in the first place). Consider yourself warned - if you like good books don't get this one.
On the good side, the narrator was excellent. His voice was clear and his character voices distinctive. I will look for more work that he has done as he was the only reason i could drag myself to the finish of this book.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful