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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Review: The Devil's Gate

Title: The Devil's Gate
Author: Rue Volley
Series: The Devil's Gate Trilogy, #1
Format: Audiobook
Narrator: Sierra Kline
Release Date: July 17, 2015
Length: Novel (225 pages/10.3 hours)
Genre: Erotic Romance
Source: Audiobook Blast
Buy: Audible, Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Rating: 2.5-stars 
*This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com*

Melissa's Review:

Abigail Watson is a student that is finishing up her last year of college. Once complete, she'll be able to pursue her marketing career. Abby has been focused on her education, and has never really found the right guy for her, so our leading lady is a virgin. The book starts with Abby at a coffee shop one afternoon and a drop dead gorgeous guy walks in and gets her all flustered. When she leaves she steps off a curb and almost gets hit by a bus. Yep, she almost dies and he comes her to rescue. The hottie then offers to have her attend a dinner with him at his house.

Jack Landon, the hottie that saved Abigail's life, is a filthy rich, jerk that is used to getting what he wants. He has a BDSM kink, and mainly likes to inflict pain that has some pleasure mixed in. I normally have a love/hate relationship with the jerk male leads, but this one was just a miss for me. I couldn't love Jack's character, which was unfortunate.

Some things in the story just seemed to fall in place a bit too easily. I like my leading ladies to work for it. Abby has this fancy dinner to attend at Jack's house and needs a fancy dress? Oh, no worries! The roommate she's had for a few years suddenly tells her that she comes from a rich family and has all these fancy dresses and jewelry.

The other big issue I had was the characters in The Devil's Gate had me so confused with the drastic mood changes going on. Jack and Abigail would be on a date and enjoying themselves and something went slightly wrong and Jack turned into pure ice and then she wouldn't hear from him for months. Seriously, one of those was a 3 month wait. She would pine for him and after thinking about him non-stop for those months, she'd break down and go see him finally and things would be fine again. After the first few times of doing that wouldn't she learn to give it a few days then go make up?

I personally wasn't able to connect with this book, but so many others were able to. So don't listen to me, read this if you want to and you can tell me if you enjoyed it! I suggest this book if you want a book with a rich guy who likes to be in control.

The Narrator:
I have to admit the best part of the audiobook was the narrator. I enjoyed her voice for most of the characters. I didn't care for the main character's voice initially, it had a touch too much of an innocent nerdy girl vibe. Which is no fault of the narrator, that did fit the character. It grew on me as the story progressed though and I wound up enjoying that aspect. I would definitely try more audiobooks narrated by Sierra Kline.


17 comments:

  1. Not sure it's really for me but sorry to see that ti wasn't more for you.

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  2. Erg that behavior wouldn't work for me at all I don't think.

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    1. *shakes head* It didn't work for me either.

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  3. Sounds like it'd annoy me! Glad the narrator was good, though. They can make or break a story. It's always awkward listening to erotica, though. ;)

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    1. I'd have to agree hahaha I make sure to pause it when I scan my building key to get in the parking garage :P

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  4. Yeah, I won't like this. I don't like it when the author adds a conflict/obstacle and it's conveniently resolved. No challenge.

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    1. I like the challenge, and heck he's rich, he could have bought her stuff :P

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  5. Glad to see you are trying out books from Audiobookblast. Sorry this one didn't work out for you though. Hope you find some amazing finds. I've found some weeks are wonderful and a gold mine, others aren't really for me. :)

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    1. For the longest time I didn't realize I could click the view more option at the bottom. I guess gmail clips the email lol! So I was missing a ton each email *shakes head* I know better now ;)

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    2. Yeah. I missed that on the first few emails. There is also a place in small print at the top right that will take you to view all the audiobooks on the list, even those not in your selected categories. I like looking at that too as there are some that are classified in mystery that are paranormal and such.

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    3. Oooohhhh I didn't know about the link on top!! Thanks :D I'll have to start looking at that *happy dance*

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    4. Glad to share! :D And I had to go look at the last email to see what it said. It's the link with the wording "View the full newsletter".

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    5. I was wondering how you got some of yours haha I was like I didn't see that!!

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    6. Yeah, I've gotten in the habit of looking at the whole set and not just what's emailed to me. For the reason that the email cuts off and that they are classified different sometimes.

      Now you'll be listening to books 24/7. LOL!

      Enjoy!

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  6. okay that is just weird, who goes looking for a guy after three months you don't hear from him? There has to be a reason for me to like your cold/hot ways, just doing it because? well thats no fun at all.

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    1. That's what I was thinking Sexxxy!!!! If I was in that situation, his butt would be to the curb so fast. I considered putting that Hot n Cold Katy Perry song at the end of the review *hums*

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