Monday, October 22, 2018

AUDIOBOOK REVIEW: BILLIONAIRE OBSESSION by J S SCOTT @AuthorJSScott NARRATED by ELIZABETH POWERS #eroticromance @InkSlingerPR







Title: The Billionaire Obsession
Author: J. S . Scott
Narrator: Elizabeth Powers
Publisher: Golden Unicorn Enterprises Inc  
Source: Purchase/ InkSlinger PR in exchange for a honest review
Format: Audio Book/ebook
Release Date: February  17 , 2014
Length : 10 hrs 39 mins
Purchase:  AudibleAmazon




I purchased the ebook version of this title as freebie a couple months so when the opportunity arose to listen and review the audio version I could not resist.

I do not read many erotic romances, but I was curious about this title. I have seen reviews, which stated that this was a Fifty Shades knock off. Now having never read Fifty Shades the comparative had no effect on me and so I went into this story with one expectation and that is to have an enjoyable experience.

What I liked

The Story: Although not unique, I found the story interesting and entertaining. It provided me with the escape I craved. The story had many erotic moments, which had my ears burning from listening to the narrator’s description. 

Favourite Character
I considered Simon Hudson to be my favourite character. I was prepared to dislike him as he struck me as a creepy stalker. Who watched someone from afar, follows him or her home without his or her knowledge for an entire year? Nonetheless, as the story developed my feelings towards him changed.  Like most men, he was demanding and possessive, but never controlling. A man with a generous heart who would do anything for those he loved. He had a painful past. l, which led to his current trust issues with women. Watching him overcome these issues to become a stronger version of himself was a delight. In doing so, he gained the ability to commit a loving relationship with Kara.

Narration
This is my first Elizabeth Powers narration, and I thought she did a brilliant job. She captured the emotions of the characters impeccably.  Her male and female voices were distinct and the switch between characters were seamless.

What I did not like.
Based on the description I knew the book would contain explicit language, but I never expected it on almost every page.

I thought the romance needed further development. I knew Simon obsessed over Kara for a year and he got his chance to get, close her, but they never got to know each other before becoming intimate. Sex defined their relationship and as a result, it lacked substance. 

The push and pull, which was on Kara’s part was tiresome. I understand she grew up in poverty and not used to someone taking care of her, but her constant rejection of gifts from Simon was annoying. What is wrong with accepting gifts from the man you claim to love? So what if he is rich is not as if he was trying to buy her? She needed to get a grip.

Conclusion/Recommendation
Overall, I enjoyed this story, but it did not hold me to captive to the exclusion of other events in my life. I did not feel the urge to rush through it neither was I inclined to savour the moments. I plan to continue the series, as I am keen to learn more about Simon’s brother.


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The Billionaire's Obsession ~ Simon audiobook cover artThis complete collection of The Billionaire's Obsession includes: Mine For Tonight, Mine For Now, Mine Forever, Mine Completely

Down-on-her-luck nursing student and full-time waitress Kara Foster gets a massive blow to her already desperate financial situation that will surely find her living on the streets. Needing nothing less than a miracle to save her, Kara gets rescue from an unknown, unlikely, and overwhelming source. Billionaire Simon Hudson makes her an offer that is impossible to refuse, but terrifying to accept from a man that she's never met. Will the handsome, alpha billionaire really be a solution to her problems? Or will he end up being a major complication and a danger to her emotional sanity?

Reclusive billionaire Simon Hudson would rather be behind a computer creating computer games than rubbing elbows with the elite and he knows exactly what he wants...until he meets Kara Foster. Something about Kara touches Simon in ways he's never experienced and definitely doesn't like. For over a year, Simon watches over Kara, but stubbornly refuses to admit his desire to possess her, not even to himself. But when she ends up in a situation that could very well be her destruction, Simon steps up to help her, not realizing that in saving Kara, he might very well be salvaging his own soul.

This is an erotic romance and is not intended for YA listeners. It contains graphic language, explicit sex, and other subjects not appropriate for YA listeners.

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