After being left at the altar, Jade Roberts seeks solace at her best friend's ranch on the Colorado western slope. Her humiliation still ripe, she doesn't expect to be attracted to her friend's reticent brother, but when the gorgeous cowboy kisses her, all bets are off.
Talon Steel is broken. Having never fully healed from a horrific childhood trauma, he simply exists, taking from women what is offered and giving nothing in return...until Jade Roberts catapults into his life. She is beautiful, sweet, and giving, and his desire for her becomes a craving he fears he'll never be able to satisfy.
Passion sizzles between the two lovers...but long-buried secrets haunt them both and may eventually tear them apart.
©2016 Helen Hardt (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
"Would A Little Buildup Have Hurt?"
The two main characters go from being total strangers who start off alternately ignoring each other or bickering. That lasts about 30 seconds. Then they are amazingly drawn to each other and can't stay out of each other's arms or bed. There is no time spent on getting to know the characters, understanding what their attraction is or why it is so all consuming. The fact that they hooked up so quickly made no sense. Nor did it make sense that they were evidently keeping the torrid affair from his sister/her best friend. She was either an idiot or in a coma. I kept reading because I wanted to know what happened to Talon when he was a boy. (Note: Isn't the hero's name "Talon Steel" completely over the top? And the author evidently blew through her entire imagination on that single name. The best she could come up with for his sister was Marge?)
I kept at it until Jade landed a job, told her new employer who she was living with and then he gave her a file with her first case. Totally ridiculous at this point. That is when I looked ahead, saw there were several other books in the series, so god knows when the big secret would be revealed. And suddenly I didn't care enough to keep reading.
The narrators do a good job of bringing really poor writing into some semblance of real life. But they couldn't save this stinker
"Great Narration - Hated the Cliffhanger ending!!"
Disturbing, Sad, Erotic
Can't think of one that compares. The sadness of the tragedy and the hope that could be makes for a powerful story.
You truly felt the pain and ecstacy flowing from their lips.
The Twisting Road to Recovery
Absolutely HATE when these authors leave a story hanging like this one was left. It creates an unfinished feeling and after all we read for enjoyment and to leave some of our own life behind for a while. The stories should leave you with a feeling of fulfillment not one of loss and longing.
"MY HEART ACHES...."
Here's what I'm comfortable saying without giving anything away.......
The description tells of a bride being left at the alter so she goes to her best friends ranch. Bride being left at alter isn't the premise of the story it's actually a non-issue.
The story is full of suspense, mystery, angst, tears, and OMG's and What the f**k. There's also romance and hot sex.
I was driving when the cliffhanger hit and I almost had to pull of the road. Once I regained my composure I called my daughter who also listens.
Sebastain York and Neva Navarre gave a fantastic performance. Sebastain as Talon broke my heart and I hung on every word.
Absolutely worth the credit or $$.
The ending fell flat. Sophomoric story details with too many cliches. Nothing special. But I finished it.
another story about an attractive young lady who is helpless to the sexual powers of an attractive older man. Great role models for our young ladies.
"Shallow and unrealistic"
I was looking forward to starting this series but was disappointed with the characters, the ethics or lack there of and the story. The abuse portrayed really was distasteful. Skip this book.
"This book was terrible."
I would not recommend this book to anyone. The sex scenes seemed forced and the ending was terrible. Ugh. What a waste of $10.
This book was not bad but not great. Hey at least let me have the big O when you have one. She was falling In love and tooooo understanding for me. Talon had some dark secrets that are hard for anyone with a heart. I say if you can handle the heat, this kitchen is for you😳😳😳
"This EASILY could have been one book!"
This book is the first of 3. It easily could have been one book. Take out some of the sex and you have plenty of time to fit the story in. That being said, I am being very liberal with the use of the word "story." The 2 main characters fall "in love" in record time based on nothing more than their sexual chemistry. They honestly know nothing about one another. There is too much sex and not nearly enough character development. And both Jade and Talon are completely annoying. it makes you not care if they are able to work things out or not. Please do not waste your money.
This book was not good at all. It was drawn out explaining the mundane things so that even a third grader could understand. Things such as we passed the salad around and we all put some on our plate. Although the sexy parts were described fairly well, the parts in between were very boring. The guy in the story was very self loathing. I understand he went through a horrific situation when he was younger and they only hinted at it throughout the story. It could've gone to much more detail and left out some of the mundane garbage.
"Too graphic and crude
Good storyline, cliffhanger, vocab used quite crude at times. Book 2 to follow next month.
Warning this is the first part of a continuing story - I was disappointed that it didn't have an ending at all. Story not the usual standard from Helen.
"Raunchy with a good story"
Very racy and sexy.
However, I found the sections about child abuse a little distressing and found it a little distasteful in an erotic book - didn't seem right. I probably wouldn't have bought it if I had realised.
The story however was very good and I was compelled to listen on.
Very explicit and maybe a few too many sex scenes for me.
"craving by Helen Hardt"
Really enjoyed this book and narration. Please tell me that book 2 is soon . Thanks xxx
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