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When Vicky accidentally slides into the side of a polar bear, she doesn't expect to fall in love. It turns out that the polar bear is a man. A sexy man. A man who growls, roars, and does everything he can to chase her away. Only to come back.

Gene has only one thing on his mind - revenge - until Vicky crashes into his life. After the pain and betrayal he suffered in the war, all he wants is vengeance against the brothers who left him behind. But he's confused when instead of wanting to punish him for his evil acts, they offer him forgiveness.

As if that weren't annoying enough, the cutest geek he ever met won't leave him alone. Or, more accurately, he can't seem to stop following her. And it isn't just because someone is out to hurt her. He wants her. But does he want her more than vengeance?

©2014 Eve Langlais (P)2015 Tantor

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  • K. April Holgate
  • 19-05-2015

Love the story, not so sure about the narrator

So this is billed as the anti-hero romance. I disagree, he is flawed but by no means the opposite of a hero. He will deny being a good guy, but actions do not lie.

First, a bit of annoyance, I read this immediately after the last book that had a line about Gene trying to avoid a human trying to tag his bear. However, this book starts with them not knowing each other. It is a small constancy thing that annoyed me greatly.

Gene is all gruff and grumpy damaged bear. Sigh, yeah he had me at hello! I do love the damaged bears who are all Alpha. He has been working on being a villain, turns out he cannot fight his nature, he is a hero to the core. OMG, love his nickname and how he uses it constantly!! PIMA <3

Vicky is very shy and reserved and not at all a tough chick. She is totally endearing and the perfect match for Gene. HE needs someone to care for and she needs his strength to bring her out of herself. I really think they are one of favorite couples in the whole series.

The smexy stuff is delicious and ever so hawt!! Love it! Have ice cream and a cold shower ready!!

I listened to the audiobook narrated by Chandra Skyye, who does very well on the narrative potions of the book. Where I did not enjoy her was the dialogue for the two leads. She tries to go too low and gruff with Gen’s voice and far to nasal and whiny for Vicky. Often she comes off sounding immature because of the narration. This is really too bad, because Ms Skyye has great pace and energy for the other parts of the read. I am not sure how I feel about having her continue with the series. I think she has a great voice, just not enjoying all her artistic choices.

Please let the rest of the series come to audio ASAP!! I can not wait for Brody, so yummy I think!! It is also getting very intriguing with this super secret evil foe!

*** I hope this review was useful to you and helped your decision to read or not read this book. I love reading and sharing my opinions with other readers. I listen at double speed; all my impressions of the narration are from that setting. Thanks for taking the time to read my review! You can see more audiobook reviews on my blog Eargasms Audiobook Reviews ***

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  • BABS ROLFE
  • 17-04-2015

VT fan

Narrator did such a poor job on Vicki that I just could not enjoy it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-10-2020

author wrote a wonderful book

narrator did a wonderful job with characters and storyline was amazing and thank author idea.

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  • cmissy_
  • 11-05-2020

Good story, sketchy narration

The story is good but the narration is way off. The voices for both characters are hard to stand, Gene has a weird false villain voice, and Vicky's voice is too airy and kitten-ish. Vicky's character is also a bit too spineless, even though she's trying to reinvent herself, it just feels like there isn't enough growth. That makes the sex kitten/ helpless damsel voice grate even more.
I only suffered through it because I was invested in Gene's story and wanted to find out what was going on with him after listening to the first two stories.

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  • Rosie's Mom
  • 22-02-2020

Sex kitten narrator

I hated the breathy little sex kitten character voice of Vickie. Story was good though.

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  • chavens93
  • 30-01-2020

Fine Story, Atrocious Narrator

I enjoyed the story well enough, but could not for the life of me understand the choices the Chandra Skyye, the narrator, made with the voices for the two main characters. Vicky's voice is whiny and grating and Gene's is laughable. Honestly, I would have preferred Skyye to not even bother with the changes. It really ruins the listening experience. I wouldn't have even finished it if the book were available on Kindle Unlimited for me to read myself instead,

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  • GM
  • 04-01-2020

Play-Do Woman

I liked everything but Vickie. The author made her character Play-Do spineless. It was pretty insulting to women everywhere.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 26-01-2019

melodramatic

the narrator did a decent job, but the H and h was just both too much woe is me. the Hero even said he disliked drama, just before his inner monologue of woe started up. to show a lack of self-knowledge maybe?
could not get past the first couple of chapters.

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  • Alice
  • 25-01-2019

Like the story, not a fan of the narrator

Overall I really like the series, however, I am not a fan of the narrator for this book. The main female character comes off as very ditzy and meek (very annoying!), while the voice for the main male character makes him sound kinda slow.

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  • jamoz23
  • 12-01-2019

Narrator is not my favourite in this book.

Great book to read but audible narrator is not my cup of tea.
This narrator totally spoilt this audio book for me. I love the book but this audible version needs redoing by someone else.
The narration is okay for the main part but when the narrator is doing Gene and Vicky it is dreadful. Vicky comes across as a Marilyn Monroe wannabe and Gene is just awful. He sounds too gruff, nasally and wrong.
She made Vicky sound weak and whiny and Gene sounded like a complete weirdo but two more perfect people for each other I have yet to find.
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Listening to this for the third time I seem to have gotten used to the narrator. Still find Vicky to be too breathy/soft in dialect.
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Keep them coming.
I just loved Vicky, she was so quirky and clumsy but in a funny way.
Gene goes from being the baddie in the previous books to being??? A non-hero but that is not true.
You will have to read to find out about Gene and what is really going on.
Another fabulous read with the usual laugh out loud moments.
Loved when Gene was trying to push Vicky up the ice and his nickname for her. P.I.M.A. Brilliant. But two more perfect people for each other I have yet to find.

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  • Sydney
  • 20-06-2020

Love for the villain!

I love stories that give the villain a redemption arc and this was fantastic! We'd already seen that Gene had a lot of rage he's been dealing with, so it was great to really get in his head. By comparison, Vicky was not a great protagonist. It wasn't even that she was timid, I liked her character arc overall. But as a character, she just wasn't that interesting to get to know. She complimented Gene in that he was the strong one who could protect her... but then what? She likes polar bears. Cool... what else? I wanted more from her.

I enjoyed finding out more about who Gene was working for. The overall plot has been progressing really well throughout the series, so I'm excited to see where it leads now.

The narration was okay. The voice for Vicky was a bit too airy-fairy, I think that's part of the reason I wasn't too keen on her character. But when Vicky started to toughen up, her voice became easier to listen to. Gene's voice also wasn't great, but gruff-alpha voices are tough for women to achieve. I did like all the description narration, it kept me interested throughout.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 24-05-2020

Mixed feelings... Not great.

Have often wondered about reviewers who have struggled with a narrators voice but now I get it. The plot in this story was OK, though predictable but the voice of the heroine literally drove me up the wall! It was so pathetic and frustrating. I get trying to convey timidity but that was a joke. Its the first time I have whizzed through chapters and considered deleting the story altogether. The others in this series are better so don't judge on this one alone. Apologies for the low score but it really was grating to the nerves.

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  • sammie
  • 05-02-2020

Polar Bared!!!.....♥︎

A great series for people that enjoy Fantasy and a Happy Ever After.. This also has quite a lot of dry humour that makes this book fun as well as serious if you have a good imagination..... xx

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  • Jade
  • 17-04-2018

Great storyline

I like all of this series but this is my favourite storyline. I would recommend this to everyone.

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