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I really wanted to like this book and I DID stick with it until the end, however, it left a lot to be desired...
This is my first Vi Keeland read/listen and I've heard good things about her books so I was disappointed to find a very simple storyline, lack of depth in characters, and poor narration from the female narrator in particular.
Without giving any spoilers, I'll address my gripes:
1) The story had a lot of potential but the author fell short of giving the detail that could have made these characters really come to life. Vince, the male protagonist, had a lot of "issues" in his past (and present) but they were mostly glossed over with sparse detail. I think Keeland was attempting to create a sense of anticipation but there was no big reveal that I would call satisfying after drawing out my curiosity. I did not listen to the first book in the series (because the reviews talk about how bad the male narrator's performance was in attempting the Italian accent of Nico), so I can leave a little room for incontinuity since Vince may have appeared in the previous book.
2) Normally, I can overlook a lot of missing depth in trade for hot sex in my romance novels - but this book just didn't do it for me in the heat department. There were a few sex scenes that were good, but again, so many missed opportunities in the story department.
3) I will not listen to Tatiana Sokolov narrate a book again. Her voice isn't unpleasant, but her inflection did not match the emotion of the characters. It reminded me of a news anchor reading from a prompter, describing a tragic accident with a smile on her face. She also has a midwestern accent, so if that's not your thing then definitely skip this book. The male narrator wasn't offensive, but he wasn't great either.
All to say, it wasn't terrible, but it wasn't good in my opinion.
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Vi Keeland opens the door on Vince and Liv. You can picture as well as feel the circumstances that have brought them to this point in their lives. Tatiana Sokolov and Todd Haberkorn once again breath life into this story.