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I am loyal, but I will betray you. I am strong, but I have scars. I am an angel, but the devil. I met her when I was 16 and she was a breath of fresh air. She swooped in, making me smile. But then she left, taking my next breath with her. Her smile could light up a room, making my black heart pitter patter. I found her again 10 years later, with a syringe in her arm. Blood coming from between her legs. She was broken and I was glad she was broken. She wouldn't think less of me and my damaged ways.

©2016 TL Smith (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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  • QueenZany
  • 09-02-2017

Amazeballs!!!!

Would you listen to Black again? Why?
Yes since I adore this story!

What other books might you compare Black to and why?
RED by TL Smith

What does Cat Gould and P. J. Ochlan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
the narration was spot on! Plus the accents!! Swoon!

If you could rename Black, what would you call it?
The Grim Reaper

Any additional comments?
T.L. Smith has done it! I totally feel gutted at this moment!
I dove right into this book I couldn't put it down.
Black is was everything I was hoping it would be dark, cunning, gritty and lustful!
There were moments in the book where I thought. I was going to need a blood pressure pill!
I must say there is something about broken characters that brings me to my knees.
Then there is a frickin Cliffhanger! Yes, a cliffhanger! KIll ME NOW!

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  • katinvegas
  • 29-09-2020

I really tried!

After seeing some of the reviews I was excited to start this. I tried sooooo hard to get into this story but it was really just plain boring and drug on and on. The narrators were so so - I haven't heard them before and in the beginning, they really got on my nerves but as it went on I got used to them although the male is very slow and even when speeding it up it didn't help.
I am sure others will enjoy this - as you can see from the other reviews but I stopped with only about an hour left cause I just couldn't do it anymore.

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  • Jackie
  • 26-02-2018

I Just..

If you could sum up Black in three words, what would they be?

Storyline + Me = Anxiety

What was one of the most memorable moments of Black?

When Black finds himself becoming a " father " without realizing what he has done. I felt the humor and feeling there- up until this point, I am thinking what the absolute mind-altering f*** is going on?

Have you listened to any of Cat Gould and P. J. Ochlan ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, this is my first time!
I will be honest, at first, I did not think they'd be my ears cup of tea, but quickly they grew on me, and I could not picture the characters any other way.

Who was the most memorable character of Black and why?

Black and Hayden ( Ha )
Black because I am still trying to wrap my head around that dynamic, he is this stone cold killer, that cannot have feelings - it interferes with his job, but his mannerisms contradict him! MEN I swear! Hayden, I had a soft spot for the boy, just because I felt terrible for him, and he loved Black knowing he was a dark man anyway.
I could not bring myself to like Rose- the girl was whiny, supposed to be taking care of herself but seemed like she always needed others, had an excuse for everything and was forever taking a beating but had the nerve to give Black moral judgement calls for what he did even though it was all for her. ** Look at me getting all worked up** ha

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So! This one took me a while to get into- now normally I would have DNF'd it and moved on.But something kept pulling me back in- There are a lot ( IMO of course ) characters and settings introduced which can cause confusion with some interesting emotional plays I did not quite understand. I have read many MC series so that aspect is not new.. Regardless, I am glad that I kept listening, for me, the storyline picked up about halfway through after all back and forth stuff, by that point, I was drawn in and could not stop listening!
It became an emotional bloodbath! Crazy hot, heart hurt, drama-laced, fast-moving had me wanting more!
With a surprise, Oh, No! It did not just end like that?! Humpfh!

Sigh! Well, I have to say again I am glad I kept on listening, I would have hated myself or missing out on that second half. Now I am going to have to go find the next book! Well done sucking me in- that I did not see coming!

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  • Carol W.
  • 22-12-2020

OMG

I am bawling. A book hasn't gotten to me like this has in years. What a love story.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-02-2021

not your average ending

so glad I finally listen to this book, wish it was longer, more of trace. Glad the love was realistic over time. Loved the kids. Why didn't Rowg die ealier that was wrong .why, how, where she come from.

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  • YellowKoi
  • 08-02-2021

Disgusting

Not worth the listen. Vulgar, gross, awful. No story line. Once again, disgusting. Slutty Gutter story.

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  • Hihellocrochet
  • 29-01-2021

Great story

I loved the story so I dealt with the awful narration. I was so excited when I heard an accented read but holy lord almighty it’s a dry listen. Zero emotion in the voices. No inflection of any kind.

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  • Willa Rogers
  • 14-01-2021

wow

was not expecting this to make me cry.,but it did...gotta know what happens next in series

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  • riannon
  • 13-01-2021

Good story line. Dull Narrators

This was honestly a great story line for me. The narrators though kinda put you to sleep. Still was a good listen.

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  • Kentucky Bohemian
  • 06-01-2021

Emotional Blackmail

This gritty, angsty storyline is pretty well designed to grab your emotions and slap them sideways throughout the entire novel. I love a good emotional romance, but geez, this was more like an emotional bloodbath. I can't say much without giving things away, so I won't be adding details to that thought. Just be aware that if you're not into total angst and heart-wrenching, gut-punching plot twists, this might not be the story for you. Black is not only the main character, it's the mood of a significant portion of this tale.

There are really beautiful moments, and if you can get invested in these characters and can roll with the trauma, you'll probably love this story. For myself, I'm just not completely sold. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

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  • joyly55
  • 08-06-2020

intense love story

WOW! This is an intense and action packed story. How the feelings that Rose and Black had for one another even after many years and the turmoil in their young lives. Even though Black had put up a barrier around his heart, Rose still got through. Definitely worth a read and certainly deserves 5 star rating. I can't wait for the next instalment.

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