I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Narrator: Summer Morton
Series: 100 Series #1
Published by Tantor Audio on August 16, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Erotica
Length: 9 hours 34 minutes
Narrator Rating: A
I devoured For 100 Days in just 2 days. I’m sure part of it was that I was in the right mood, but I think I would have enjoyed it any time I picked it up!
Struggling artist Avery Ross is barely scraping by. Bartending at a trendy New York City restaurant for an overbearing boss and two weeks away from losing her apartment to a condo developer, she's desperate for a break. So when she's offered a temporary housesitting job, she takes it. Living at one of the poshest addresses in Manhattan is like entering a new world-one that catapults her into the orbit of billionaire Dominic Baine, the darkly handsome, arrogantly alpha resident of the building's penthouse. What begins as a powerful attraction soon explodes into a white-hot passion neither can deny. Yet as scorching as their need for each other is, Avery doesn't expect Nick's interest in her to last. Nor does she dare to dream that the desire she feels for this scarred, emotionally remote man could deepen into something real. For Avery has secrets of her own-and a past that could destroy her and shatter everything she and Nick share. Contains mature themes.
I loved the characters. Avery is a struggling artist who moved to the big city to pursue her passion and, although she paints, her bills are being paid by her job as a bartender. Working for a really shitty manager. She lucks into house sitting this amazing apartment for 3 months and, what do you know, an incredibly wealthy, sexy resident and her end up connecting. Dominic (sexy resident) has the dark thing going on. But there’s more to him than that and I loved starting to peel away at those layers.
This is an extremely sexy contemporary – I would put it in the light erotica zone. There’s some BDSM teasing, but not actual BDSM, for example. Dominic and Avery have incredible chemistry and those sexy times probably had a lot to do with how quickly I read this one. In some ways it reminded me of J.A. Huss, though Huss gets a bit sexier, IMO.
I did have a couple issues, which didn’t overall hurt the story for me though. For one, the scenario that brings Dominic and Avery together is impossible – straight out of fairy tale land. But accept the fairy tale and have fun, right? 🙂 My other issue was that Avery is lying to Dominic the entire book and when it ends she’s STILL lying. This one is a bigger issue for me – I don’t really like plots that center on a lie. And while her lie in this book felt forgivable, I worry that the continuation of lying will bother me for the next book. We’ll see, because I definitely plan to try it!
I really enjoyed the narration, too. Summer Morton’s voices were enjoyable and I will continue listening to the series. I’ll be keeping my eyes out for more books narrated by her. An A performance!
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