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Published by Self Published on January 25th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Erotica
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No sex outside of the game.
No disclosing the terms of the contract.
Rules were made to be broken, right?
Eight weeks ago I signed a contract. One that seemed like a good idea at the time. A handsome bachelor, luxury accommodations, and a chance to win a prize my family desperately needed. There were some rules though. Lots of them actually. Follow the script, no dating, sex, or disclosing the terms of the deal. After my self-imposed moratorium on men the last year, it wouldn’t be hard to live up to my end of the bargain... so I thought. Until I realized the deal I’d made was with the devil... and I was in love with his dirty-talking brother.
I read Beat a few months ago and I totally loved it. Loved Vi Keeland’s writing style, loved the story line and Oh. My. God. Loved obsessively Flynn Beckham. So I decided to read/listen to the first book of the series and I’m so happy I did it. Vi Keeland has definitely a style, she writes plots very real, very down to earth, not at all Perfect man + Perfect woman = Perfect love story. Throb is a story of a girl, Kate, who needs to win a reality show (something like The Bachelor) in order to take care of her family (with the money of the winning price, of course) but her simple plan is messed with the presence of Cooper, a very bossy, sexy and super cool guy who wins her heart before the guy in the reality show, who happens to be FLYNN BECKHAM!
So, the plot of this book is great, well written, very interesting, although it was a little fast paced. The characters were very great developed, some were so easy to love and other were so easy to hate. Kate and Cooper were so easy to love. Kate was strong, determined, intelligent and very funny. Cooper on the other hand was serious, straightforward, dominant, bossy and had a stamina just like how I like it in my book boyfriends. They both are so selfless people ready to do anything for the people they love. I was so afraid I wasn’t going to like Flynn in this book, because he was the bachelor but I was so wrong. Thank god all his awesome sweet personality was well defined in this book and fully developed in Beat. I won’t mention the characters I hated, but please let me know when you read this book who did you hate and we’ll discuss how to cut his balls off.
Did I mention I loved reading more of Flynn? *sigh* and his lyrics? He’s so amazing! I’m so in love!
Sacrifice the past, give me today.
Walk to me, don’t walk away
Hear the music, my words are a plea
Open your heart and let love sing.
Sadly, the narration of Molly Glenmore wasn’t that great. I had to repeat chapters like three times because I couldn’t connect with her performance, and her male voices were not good enough. Thank god Sebastian York did Cooper’s POV, otherwise I wouldn’t have finished the audiobook.
Story: 5 throb stars
Audiobook Performance: 3 stars all for Sebastian York
Overall: 4 stars