Sample Sunday | Audible Review → Sebring by Kristen Ashley

Posted April 10, 2016 by FMA in 4 Stars - It quenched my addiction!, Audible, Sample Sunday

Sample Sunday | Audible Review →  Sebring by Kristen AshleySebring on January 11th 2016
Pages: 444
Length: 12 hours and 10 minutes

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Nick Sebring has issues. Born feeling like an outsider in his own family, growing up under the shadow of a brother who could do anything, Nick isn't that great of a guy. But when this culminates with Nick lashing out to hurt his brother through the woman he loves, Nick turns inward and makes some decisions about the man he intends to be. And as he does this, he falls in love and truly learns the man that he's grown to be.
When his love is murdered right before Nick's eyes, Nick knows he has to avenge her. He knows how he's going to avenge her. And he has no qualms about using Olivia Shade to exact that vengeance.
Olivia Shade has grown up on the outside of her family, too. Her problem is that they don't want her outside. They want her all the way in, right under their thumbs. She pays the price for seeking escape and learns her lesson - she'll never see a dawn where she wakes up free. Then she meets Nick Sebring, and even as she fights it, the hope that died years ago starts to blossom. She can find love. She can have a man of her own. She can be happy. She can be free.
Olivia hopes while Nick schemes. However, as Nick peels back the layers of all that is Olivia Shade, he finds something surprising. He understands its fragility. He falls in love with its beauty. He seeks to protect it. But he forgets to protect his Livvie from one thing: Nick Sebring.

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This was seriously addictive. I started listening to the audio while I was packing to go out of town. I listened on the way to my destination and finished reading/listening at the hotel that evening.

Nick and Olivia’s story was steamy and romantic. Olivia’s father is the one who killed (through his henchman) Nick’s former girlfriend, Hettie. Nick is out for vengeance, through Olivia. It is through her, he plans to get to her father. What starts as manipulation through seduction, turns into Nick caring for Olivia. Olivia was living a seriously crap life. Her family sucked, she was powerless and no control over her own life. The threat of harm kept her from trying to take her life into her own hands.

Nick, GAH! KA and her Alpha’s get me every time!!!

“It was about being scared sh*tless, knowing the source of your fears understanding them, outsmarting them, and going forth to conquer them anyway.”

Of course, there are the normal lengthy descriptions and sometimes confusing dialogue that is trademark KA. But I am so immune used to it by now, that it no longer bothers me.

I really enjoyed this story, despite the narration. Yes, I said despite, because the narrator drove me nuts. I had to increase the speed (as seems to be my norm). The female narrator tried too hard with different voices, both with male and female it was totally a turn-off.


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About Kristen Ashley

Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA and nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorise and she hadn’t taken her first breath!). Her mother said they took Kristen away, put her Mom back in her room, her mother looked out the window, and Gary was on fire (Dr. King had been assassinated four days before). Kristen’s Mom remembered thinking it was the end of the world. Quite the dramatic beginning.

Nothing’s changed.

Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana and has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus, she’s blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her family was (is) loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write. They all lived together on a very small farm in a small farm town in the heartland. She grew up with Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched).

Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up.

And as she keeps growing, it keeps getting better.

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2 responses to “Sample Sunday | Audible Review → Sebring by Kristen Ashley

  1. I’m still not a fan of audiobooks. They’re either too slow (and adjusting it makes them sound like Minnie Mouse) or the voices are annoying. Maybe I just need to find the right one.

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