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A 5 STAR BLUSHING AUDIO REVIEW

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-03-2019

This book literally gave me Goosebumps whilst reading, there are so many layers to peel back throughout the story each one twisting and embedding itself into me like I was part them.

I had no idea where the story was heading most the time, catching me by surprise whenever the plot changed direction without warning. I have not read many books that are from three POV’s and it left me torn between them, just when I thought I was batting for one team the rules changed and I would jump teams. My heart broke over and over again and then slowly Kandi put it back together again, she still left it feeling heavy and not quiet whole even up to the end.

My red puffy eyes have not yet recovered from this emotionally charged story. To say I loved it would not do it justice, I breathed in every word and felt every emotion throughout. This is not a feel good fluffy romance story, it is raw, it’s painful, it’s confronting but it’s also powerful and passionate and reflective.

There is a strong message in this duet and without disclosing any details it can be relevant and very relatable for anyone who has lost their way in a relationship or maybe unhappy in their marriage but still deeply love their partner, somewhere along the way it is easy to lose touch of what matters.
Kandi’s writing is addictive, it’s deep and perfectly executed. The story pulled me in from the very beginning and I become so invested in her world of passion, heart ache and self-discovery nothing else existed in my world whilst I was reading. I would switch from reading to the audio book if I had to hang washing or cook dinner because I simply couldn’t put it down.

I know the sensitive subject matter will deter a lot of people from reading this but I urge you to step past that comfort level and give this a go it certainly gives you another perspective after all they say there is always two sides to every story but this one has three.
Adding narration to this already emotionally charged book heightened that tenfold. The narrators did a perfect job of portraying their character’s personality traits and evoking emotions for the listener.
Sebastian York & Erin Mallon are favourite narrators of mine whereas Jason Clarke's a newbie for me but I loved him just as much. Each narrator was impeccably matched to their characters and they all did an outstanding performance.

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A 5 STAR BLUSHING AUDIO REVIEW

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-03-2019

This book literally gave me Goosebumps whilst reading, there are so many layers to peel back throughout the story each one twisting and embedding itself into me like I was part them.

I had no idea where the story was heading most the time, catching me by surprise whenever the plot changed direction without warning. I have not read many books that are from three POV’s and it left me torn between them, just when I thought I was batting for one team the rules changed and I would jump teams. My heart broke over and over again and then slowly Kandi put it back together again, she still left it feeling heavy and not quiet whole even up to the end.

My red puffy eyes have not yet recovered from this emotionally charged story. To say I loved it would not do it justice, I breathed in every word and felt every emotion throughout. This is not a feel good fluffy romance story, it is raw, it’s painful, it’s confronting but it’s also powerful and passionate and reflective.

There is a strong message in this duet and without disclosing any details it can be relevant and very relatable for anyone who has lost their way in a relationship or maybe unhappy in their marriage but still deeply love their partner, somewhere along the way it is easy to lose touch of what matters.
Kandi’s writing is addictive, it’s deep and perfectly executed. The story pulled me in from the very beginning and I become so invested in her world of passion, heart ache and self-discovery nothing else existed in my world whilst I was reading. I would switch from reading to the audio book if I had to hang washing or cook dinner because I simply couldn’t put it down.

I know the sensitive subject matter will deter a lot of people from reading this but I urge you to step past that comfort level and give this a go it certainly gives you another perspective after all they say there is always two sides to every story but this one has three.
Adding narration to this already emotionally charged book heightened that tenfold. The narrators did a perfect job of portraying their character’s personality traits and evoking emotions for the listener.
Sebastian York & Erin Mallon are favourite narrators of mine whereas Jason Clarke's a newbie for me but I loved him just as much. Each narrator was impeccably matched to their characters and they all did an outstanding performance.

A BLUSHING AUDIO REVIEW

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-02-2019

It doesn’t take long before you become invested in Charlotte and Reed and captivated by their love story. The narrators were matched perfectly to their characters and did a superb job. I preferred the audio version of this book than the print. The narrators really brought out the personalities in their characters adding another dimension to the story.

I give the audio 4.5 Stars

A 5 Star Blushing Audio Review

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-02-2019

tHE STORY:
This is book 3 and the final in this simply addictive series. The chemistry is instant between Lorne and Raina with makes for some hot and fiery moments.
Raina is not your typical good girl virgin heroine, she has major baggage, but she is tough, determined and quirky and I really enjoyed reading the Native American part in this story.
Lorne’s character is broody and fiercely protective, there is an extremely sexy side to his darkness and dominance but underneath that tough exterior he is gentle, caring and loyal.
I love the strong sense of brotherhood /family in this series. Each book in the series gives us another perspective of the tragic event that occurred in Book #1 with Conner as we see how the ripple effect it had on all their futures.
There is something almost lyrical about Pam Godwin’s writing, the words flow seamlessly into the one another creating a beautiful and memorable story.
THE AUDIO:
I love Duet narrations, when done well and matched good with their characters it adds so much more depth to a story, breathing life into its characters adding real personality and charisma.

This is a long one but well worth it, Aiden was the perfect Lorne with his deep southern sexy growl and Emma Wilder's performance is always exceptional.

A 5 Star Blushing Audio Review

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-11-2018

MY THOUGHTS:
What just happened?? I literally stopped existing for 5 and a half Hours!

I listened to the audio version of the book because I simply cannot get enough of Joe Arden, he is the perfect match to Lincoln, his voice sends shivers through me (in a good way, a very good way!) Erin Malone is entertaining as always she never disappoints adding a whole new dimension to her characters

Meghan sure knows how to draw out the drama. This is the final book of the Sin trilogy and I am not giving anything away here so no spoiler alerts necessary but I will pre warn you be prepared for the unexpected! Whitney’s story is long and complication but oh so worth it as we finally get to see Whitney and Lincoln get their well earnt happy ever after.

Revelling in sin delivers all the same hot tension, steamy chemistry and family dramatics as the previous two instalments and then some. What a way to end an amazing series! -

Meghan cleverly entwines each secondary character into the story creating an intrigue and interest in them. I do hope Asa and McKinley get their own story!

Depraved gratification wins out in the end in this suspenseful, captivating, jaw dropping dram and epic love story. This would have to be one of my favourite series of the year!
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A 5 Star Blushing Book Review

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-09-2018

Jacob Morgan was the perfect Carter Cross, his smooth authoritative tone portrayed his character perfectly. At time my skin crawled with his venomous tone, He narrated his dominant and dirty words with such an edge it brought me chills.

Savannah was brilliant, devastatingly brilliant. There was a desperation in her voice that captured me, you felt every emotion she portrayed. Her narration was spot on for her character.

Together this narration made the story come to life and I cannot wait to hear the next audio book in the series.

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A Blushing Book Review

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-2018

This is a such a fresh multilayered story and exactly what I would expect from Penelope Ward, she is such a great storyteller, building intrigue from the get go and engaging her readers with her lovable characters.

The plot is rich in twists and turns and has strong character development. Eden and Ryder have that all consuming fire in your panties chemistry that will have you wriggling in your seat.

Ryder although portrayed at the bad boy party goer at the beginning of the story turns out to be so sweet and understanding underneath. Eden's character is very strong an independent and selfless, she is the fit for Ryder and their chemistry jumped of the pages.

This was a sweet and sexy and entertaining read, I devoured this book in the one day, I loved it.

This story is about love and loss. Overcoming adversity and guilt and finding comfort, friendship and closure in a place where you'd least expect it.
Sebastian York was such a good fit for Ryder, he has the deep sexy voice that Eden refers to in the book. Sebastian narrates children really well and entertains his audience with his expressive tone.

Andy Ardt is a favourite of mine and I am yet to hear a bad narration from her. She brings her characters to life, she portrays Eden’s personality perfectly adding in a tone vulnerability in her voice.

I gave this audio 5 Blushing Stars

A BLUSHING AUDIO REVIEW

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-07-2018

MY THOUGHTS ON THE STORY:
I loved the idea of the story and enjoyed the read however I wanted more hot and heavy built up angst, more of the “forbidden” to affair. After the initial hook up there was very little after that, that connected the two characters gravitating from lust to love. This would have made for some hot and naughty sex scenes about the yacht. Had it played out. (late night time skinny dipping, I’m sure you can use your imagination here, blush, blush) That lure of danger of being caught wasn’t dominant enough to be too convincing for me.

I felt Avery was too easily forgiving considering the length of time it took Hayden to come and apologise not to mention he had to get solid evidence first that she was telling the truth before he came to reclaim her.

The HEA was sweet and more realistic then the usual love declaration followed by a bang of wedding and babies. I didn’t love it or hate it so I will mark a 3 Stars because the potential is there it just didn’t divulge deep and emotional enough for me.

MY RATINGS: (All ratings are out of 5)
HERO RATING: 3
HEROINE RATING: 3
BLUSH RATING: 3
ROMANCE RATING: 3
PLOT RATING: 3
OVERALL: 3 Blushing Stars

THE NARRATION:
Shane is brilliant narrator for Hayden’s characters due to his natural British accent but my God was he terrible narrating the female monologue. It was actually cringe worthy to be honest.

Erin was a perfect fit for Avery’s characters, she really draws you in with her emotional impressions and is easy to listen to, she has an ok male portrayal but her British male narration was humorous and not at all appealing.

This would have suited a dual narrative where each narrator speaks only their monologue.

DO I RECCOMEND THIS BOOK?
This is more of an individual choice, if you’re after an emotional, deep and meaningful romance with a defined message than no.

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A BLUSHING AUDIO

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-07-2018

This is a relatively short audio compared to what I have been listening to lately but the story was well paced and flowed smoothly.

Sebastian and Andi make a great narrative team and really enhances the listening experience with their professional pairing. They both matched their characters well and portrayed their fitting personalities well.

NARRATORS MATCHED TO CHARACTERS: 5/5
AUDIO RATING:5/5
MY THOUGHTS:
I absolutely loved the first two books in the series. I have to say this was my least favourite as Sara and Peter spent so much time apart and there was a lot of fill in fluff leading up to their reunion.

Peter is bold and unafraid in expressing his intentions towards Sara. He almost comes across caveman like and it’s is unbelievably sexy. Don’t we all want a Peter? A man who will do anything and stop at nothing to have you, a man that fiercely loves you and worship you. The only price of course is your freedom and the fact he is an assassin.

The Dominance and dangerous elements to Peter are amplified in the audio version of this book, hearing his Russian accent makes him one hell of a sexy killer.

Sara’s character again frustrated me in this book, she seems more concerned with what people think than how she truly feels. There is a lot of character growth and development for Sara in this instalment as she worked through her guilt over being in love with her captor.

The ending totally took me by surprise, I am dying to get my hands on Destiny Forever Book#4 in the series.

“You need me to make it hurt sometimes, to take control and force you. To take away the other choices, so you can embrace the one you really want.”

MY RATINGS: (All ratings are out of 5)
HERO RATING:5
HEROINE RATING:4
BLUSH RATING: 4
ROMANCE RATING:3
PLOT RATING: 5
OVERALL: 4 Blushing Stars

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A BLUSHING AUDIO REVIEW

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-07-2018

Together Sebastian and Tracy’s narration is once again excellent. They are both so perfectly matched to their characters and really bring the story to life with their portrayal of them.

I highly recommend listening to the audio version of Destiny Mine.

MY THOUGHTS:
I absolutely loved the first two books in the series. I have to say this was my least favourite as Sara and Peter spent so much time apart and there was a lot of fill in fluff leading up to their reunion.

Peter is bold and unafraid in expressing his intentions towards Sara. He almost comes across caveman like and it’s is unbelievably sexy. Don’t we all want a Peter? A man who will do anything and stop at nothing to have you, a man that fiercely loves you and worship you. The only price of course is your freedom and the fact he is an assassin.

The Dominance and dangerous elements to Peter are amplified in the audio version of this book, hearing his Russian accent makes him one hell of a sexy killer.

Sara’s character again frustrated me in this book, she seems more concerned with what people think than how she truly feels. There is a lot of character growth and development for Sara in this instalment as she worked through her guilt over being in love with her captor.

The ending totally took me by surprise, I am dying to get my hands on Destiny Forever Book#4 in the series.

“You need me to make it hurt sometimes, to take control and force you. To take away the other choices, so you can embrace the one you really want.”

MY RATINGS: (All ratings are out of 5)
HERO RATING:5
HEROINE RATING:4
BLUSH RATING: 4
ROMANCE RATING:3
PLOT RATING: 5
OVERALL: 4 Blushing Stars