A social experiment (a scary but exciting concept): marry a total stranger, live together for six months, and journal everything.
Feelings. Fights. All of it.
After six months, we each get $50,000 in exchange for our journals, whether we stay married or not. But the goal is to commit to the experience and see if the relationship experts could put together the perfect matches.
I have never been lucky in love. This was my chance to find my soulmate. I couldn't wait to meet the man the experts felt was perfect for me. My hopes were immediately dashed when I saw him at the altar. I married my worst nightmare. Right?
Contains mature themes.
©2015 Carian Cole (P)2016 Tantor
"Unusual, upbeat rock romance!"
I read the series and am now making my way through the audible performances. I really enjoyed this unusual aspect of this story. The H/h marry without knowing each other. Their relationship takes a journey that is sometimes humorous, angst ridden and ultimately has you cheering for their happily ever after. Talon is a flawed, but caring husband Asia (I spelled it wrong I know) is dying to be loved but has trust issues. Their journey to love is a fun listen and I think most people would enjoy this light hearted banter!
"Not As Intense As The Others In The Series...."
….but still an AWESOME story!
All I can do is ditto all the other positive reviews. I liked Talon because he was a happy confident person who wasn't broken or scared which was a refreshing change. I loved his teasing personality. The only negative for me was, this story's plot wasn't as captivating or as intense as Storm's, Vandal's or Lukas's story but was still well worth the time and credit. Can't want to see what Carian Cole brings to audio next! ….
I usually clean while I am listening to audio books and it will take me a couple weeks to get through listening to the whole book. This book I was looking for things to do...I didn't want to put it down, got through it in a weekend, also love my house is nice and clean! ❤❤❤❤❤
This was genuinely a well written story that translated perfectly into audio format. It showed heart it showed passion it showed comedy, which I thoroughly enjoyed. The characters personalities truly shined through and it developed so well throughout the story. This is been a really good story to listen to I listen to this one first instead of listening in the reading order. But now I'm hooked and just purchased the book one
"More than 5 stars and the moon!!"
Talon is a standalone story in the Ashes & Embers series.
"Then don't be a star, Talon. Be the moon. Shine above all of them."
I listened to the audiobook of Talon for a re-read. I already loved the book, but the story really took on a new life, a whole other dimension through some amazing narration.
Talon is a member of the rock band Ashes & Embers. He is beginning to feel like his life is too shallow and he longs to find his soulmate.
Asia has been unlucky in relationships and has begun to feel like maybe she just isn't enough.
They both sign up for a social experiment that attempts to make the perfect match. Marry a stranger that is chosen for you and stay together for 6 months.
"Marrying you doesn't change who I am."
"No, but it changes who we are together," I grab her hand to stop her fingers from nervously circling on her leg. "Together, we're supposed to be better."
This story is beautiful, both heart wrenching and life affirming as it deals with some tough issues. The book is sexy with a swoon worthy rock star Hero and an amazing sweet heroine. It is an emotional story that brought me to tears, but also made me laugh.
"I love you too, jelly bean. With every one of my f'n' heartbeats."
Carian Cole has fast become a favorite one-click author and Sean Crisden & Elizabeth Hart are now among my favorite narrators!
"My favorite of the series"
It's official, Talon is my favorite Valentine. This book...what can I say? From the very start, I knew I would love it. The premise of married at first sight is just enough to pique my interest and keep it there. I really found it interesting that Talon would agree to such a thing with all of the women that Ashes and Embers has throwing themselves at them. Meeting Asia, who clearly was the complete opposite(or was she?) and getting to know her throughout this book, understanding what brought her to do this social experiment and her ability to beat her own demons is uplifting and just keeps you wanting more. Talon, the ultimate rock God...shirtless on stage and tattooed everywhere reveals his compassion, his ability to love, and his ability to shine on his own rising above his own challenges. I also love that we get to see the others that we have met in the previous books, giving you that feeling of knowing the family, like you are there with them. This books is complete magic. Carian Cole has a winner with this book, I cannot wait to see what she has in store for these two in the future.
This book was narrated by Sean Crisden and Elizabeth Hart. This team is incredible and brings the emotions and feels to the story, sucking you right in. You could not have a better performance.
"OMG how did I overlook this talented author?"
Talon is my favorite book of the year!
This book was an emotional rollercoaster I couldn't stop riding.
I laughed out loud at the mismatched couples begining..
I sighed at the tender sweet moments Kenzie and Talon had while discovering why they should be together.
I cried at the tragedy that would change their relationship forever.
I shook my head at the confusion of a misunderstanding that would rip them apart.
and smiled at the warm tender way this couple would come back together again.
The narrator's did a phenomenal job of conveying the various layers of emotions these characters felt.
So is this book worth a credit??
Ohh God yes!
I would have gladly gave 3 credits for it.
I will definitely listen to this one again.
"Oh Talon, Sigh!"
I loved this book. Talon is absolutely yummy. Everything about this book was spot on. The narrators were fabulous. Great, all the way around.
"WOW I loved this book"
Not only was it sexy but the story was great. It made you want to cry in some parts and it makes you oh so happy at the end.
The development of the people in the story
Talon but I really did not like the voice they used. It took me a few chapters to get into it.
I could not wait to get back in my car to listen, I even listened to it a few times when I would have been watching TV because I just had to know what happened next.
Loved this story
I have not loved the book this much in a long time this place gets five stars all the way around. Possibly even 10. I love this storyline and how it was put together. I love both of the narrator's the guys female voice is a little questionable but I'm okay with it.
nice series of books.easy listening.however the weakness of the female leads are disappointing hence 4stars
loved the storyline, unexpected twists and heart fluttering ending . carian cole does it again
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