Monday, March 9, 2015

Audiobook Review: Conviction by Nicole Edwards

Book: Conviction (Club Destiny #1) - Unabridged
By: Nicole Edwards
Narrators: Sabrina Brooks, Jay Crow
Length: 10 hours and 44 minutes
Published (audio): January, 13, 2015
Published By: Blackstone Audio

My Thoughts: Conviction is a blush worthy steamy novel where two strong personalities come together to produce one HOT result.

Told in alternate POV, we follow Samantha and Logan. She is a program manager in a small Texas field office who is hired for a position at the headquarters office of the firm, and he is an executive of that same firm, the man who hires her, and her new boss. Quickly, these two develop a liking for each other and despite Sam's misgivings about dating her boss, she can't fight the feelings she possesses. The two embark on a relationship that had my mouth literally watering, and sweat break across my brow at the heat.

The story itself wasn't that different than what you get in any other, the powerful older man executive with a strange fetish and deep sexual experience who meets the somewhat inexperienced (at least by comparison) younger woman and upends her entire ideals and sexual morals. Where it differed is the kink was completely out of this world. Nicole Edwards definitely knows how to write a sex scene. Rarely before have I heard a scene that actually made me blush and get a bit short of breath, but this was definitely the case. Unfortunately though, the rest of the story sort of fell flat. Most of the secondary characters were there for no reason other than to fill the story (though I recently learned that some are coming back in the other novels), there was a definite amount of insta-love, and I often just wanted to smack Samantha for her childish and annoying ways leading me to wonder why Logan even tried.

The narration, however, was quite good. Sabrina narrated for Sam and did a great job, albeit contributing a bit to the whiny ideals I had about the character. Jay narrated for Logan and his voice perfectly fit the voice I had in my head for Logan. They both do a fairly good job with all the varying voices of the characters, and their pacing is just perfect.

I give this story 4 stars, my average for the wonderfully steamy kink, and the pretty great narration, plus the average story and characters.


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