Declan McGillis can't stand rich people. But working as a deckhand on a luxury charter yacht, he also can't escape them. Declan has spent years kissing their ass and doing their bidding... whatever it takes to make his dreams come true, and nothing will get in his way of being the captain of his own yacht one day.
Mackenzie Armstrong knows what people think when they look at her. She knows from the outside looking in, it seems like her family has it all and doesn't have a care in the world. Things aren't always what they seem, and not only does Mackenzie have the weight of her family's struggles on her shoulders, she also needs to prove to Declan that she's not the spoiled princess he believes her to be. Declan can't ignore the sparks of lust between them, even though Mackenzie is completely off limits and absolutely out of his league. Mackenzie thinks a vacation fling is just what she needs to forget about the mess her life has become, and Declan is the perfect man for the job.
Will this be a quick romp in the water, or will it turn into something more when Mackenzie finally gets below Deck?
So this is a first for me: fast forwarding just to end it. I have loved each of the dozen-ish books from Tara Sivec.
Declan - There's alphas, and I guess there is cromagnans who need ADD meds. He was 32? Character made more sense if you imagined a 14yo boy, he was so impulsive. McKenzie? I liked her less and less as the book progressed, she's beyond weak...and needs to be evaluated for dementia.
The performance was what finally clicked the fast forward button. The male narrator in an attempt to sound sexy all.the.time, just sounded irritable with a side of constipation. I started dreading hearing his POV. And the female one couldn't lay off the angst...there was little variation.
Sample the performance first
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Would you try another book from Tara Sivec and/or Samantha Prescott and Brian Pallino ?
I love Brian Pallino. He did a great job in this book. The female narrator Samantha Prescott left something to be desired which is weird because another book she narrated I loved her in. So I'm leaning more towards the book material that I could not connect with.
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I just couldn't connect with the characters in this book. Declan was too wishy washy. I can understand him being focused on his goals but he got annoying. I liked Mackenzie but sheesh she fell in love so quick I just couldn't connect. I think its because the romance moved kind of fast for me. It was not a great book but it wasn't bad either. I think a lot of people may like this book but it was just ok for me.
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If you could sum up Below Deck in three words, what would they be?
fun sexy steamy
What did you like best about this story?
The heroine really made the hero swallow his preconceptions
Which scene was your favorite?
The epilogue that tied the whole story and the future of the couple together.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
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Below Deck is a great book! I had a hard time putting it down. In fact, I bought the Audible to listen to while working and doing chores so I wouldn’t have to take a time out and stop “reading”. It really was exciting to read and watch the story unfold. I imagined the actual TV show during reading and it really filled a gap from my favorite TV show. It was a fun, light read with some seriously sexy steamy scenes. I really love how the heroine makes the hero swallow his preconceptions of who she is just because she is on the charter with her family.