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This was a very different romance story. It's not the typical story. It really sucked me in from the word go. The narration was great and the storyline was compelling. It's worth the credit but since there is a cliffhanger I wish I had waited for the complete series to be released.
11 of 12 people found this review helpful
Crown of Lies is my fourth Pepper Winters book. I'm a fan of her writing, but I have had issues with the narration of some of those books. Happily, this time I am a fan. This is dual narration at its best. Kylie Stewart handles the female dialog competently, while Eric Rolon is exceptional at voicing all male characters. Bravo to Eric...this is the first book he's narrated for audible and he was fantastic! His voice was just right for our hero - he really made the listen sexy.
The story itself kept me interested. Enter Elle - a girl groomed to run a department store empire from a young age. She leads a sheltered life of wealth and privilege, and then one night she rebels against her golden shackles. This leads her to a mugging and attempted rape in a dirty back alley somewhere in NYC. Our heroine is rescued by a young homeless man. Fate removes the anonymous good Samaritan, and Elle's exhaustive attempts to find him fail.
Three years after that night, Ms. Winters keeps the intrigue going. There's a father with a heart condition, a persistent unwanted suitor, and a wealthy and mysterious man who seems to know an awful lot about our heroine.
I like Pepper's erotica. She expertly builds sexual tension in her stories, and then releases it in the steamiest ways. Talk about sex on fire! Fair warning however: this story comes to a close with one hell of a cliffhanger, so be prepared for that upset.
Time for the gripe, and I've alluded to it in my headline. Poor, poor Elle. She must be one hell of an irresistible beauty because by the end of this book, she will have been threatened with rape on three separate occasions. Seriously, is she putting off some type of crazy pheromone that brings all the rapists out of the woodwork!?
All things considered, Crown of Lies kept me listening - great writing and narration. Well worth my credit.
8 of 9 people found this review helpful
I found myself listening to this every second I had. At night before I sleep. Which then morphed into in the morning when I get ready for work, both tea breaks, lunch breaks and while I am cooking. I was totally hooked.
I hate to admit it but I did have some tears too, so that doesn't happen often to me.
I was just so engrossed thinking I knew everything all the way through which I was proved wrong every 2 or 3 chapters. It was lovely to not be able to 'think' ahead like you can with some authors.
This I am told made me a very anti social person until I had finished it. Can't wait for Book 2
Pepper Winters at her best
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
I loved Pepper Winters excellent Pennies/Dollars/Hundreds Series and cannot wait for the next two books to become available on Audible. This book, however, what can I say, apart from, the narration was awful and the story wasn't very convincing, I think that a 19 year old running a multi-billion dollar company is absolutely ridiculous. PW seems to think that adding multi sex scenes makes a good book. I like a lot more substance in a book than sex. I will be returning this book, I have bought book two and I don;t hold out much hope if book one is anything to go by