Thursday, June 11, 2020

✱✱AudioBook Review✱✱ Bitten & Fallen by Nicole Garcia

Bitten: A Club Blood Erotic Short #1
By: Nicole Garcia
Narrated by: Kai Kennicott, Wen Ross
Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release date: 12-04-15
Language: English
Publisher: Nicole Garcia

Born into light, made to live in darkness, Caressa strives to keep her coven safe from the Hunters, a group of killers trained to eradicate the vampire population.

Now, it's up to Caressa to ensure the survival of not only herself, but her sisters as well. Together they must make difficult decisions to recruit more soldiers to help aid in the fight against the Hunters.

Everything is going according to plan. That is, until Noah walks into Club Blood.

His gorgeous body and infectious smile make him hard to resist. But, that's exactly what Caressa has to do - resist him. Avoid him at all costs because the moment she lets her guard down, he will surely claim her heart. A heart that is cold, dark, and incapable of giving someone like him the love he deserves.

Can Caressa deny herself the love she so desperately craves and turn away the only person capable of giving her everything she has ever wanted? Or will she give in to her heart's true desire and put her coven in even more danger than they already were?

Momma Says: 4 stars⭐⭐⭐

Bitten was an entertaining listen from start to finish. The romance does happen really fast, and instalove doesn't always work for me, but this is paranormal romance, and it's really hard not to be completely okay with a whole lotta instalove when you're listening to an engaging story performed by Kai Kennicott and Wen Ross. The story is a quick listen, and it's really more steamy than erotic in my opinion. What I really like is that Nicole Garcia doesn't let the storyline fall short, which happens all too often in erotic romances. Bitten may be plenty steamy, but there's also some intrigue in there along with the threat of danger. This is the first in a series, but we get a satisfactory conclusion. There is a continuing storyline, and I'm interested to see where that goes as well as which one of Carissa's coven gets the next romance. 
If you've never listened to an audiobook narrated by Kai and Wen, you don't know what you're missing. They do a phenomenal job, and it's not just dual POV, it's a total immersion in the story. In this case, it's a total immersion in Nicole Garcia's Bitten, and it all comes together for a sexy, fun romance with a bit of intrigue to ponder. 

A Club Blood Erotic Short #2
By: Nicole Garcia
Narrated by: Kai Kennicott, Wen Ross
Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release date: 12-16-16
Language: English
Publisher: Nicole Garcia

Gia was never supposed to be the one who fell in love, but here she was, falling for a human she had no business consorting with. Now, she is faced with a dilemma. Does she follow her heart's true desire? Or will she make the ultimate sacrifice and let Rhett go in order to save his life? She thinks she's chosen the right path, but when trouble comes crashing through the coven's door she must decide whether or not her good intentions are worth the inevitable extinction of her kind.

Momma Says: 4 stars⭐⭐⭐⭐
Shew! Gia and Rhett are hot, hot, hot, and listening to Kai Kennicott and Wen Ross as Gia and Rhett just adds to sexy fun. I liked Noah and Carissa from book one, but there's just something about this couple - maybe it was the push and pull between them, maybe it was the chemistry, maybe it was a bit of both. Either way, these two make for a great romance, and I love the way things happen between them. I also really like Gia's backstory. I won't spoil it, but I like the way Nicole Garcia tied it in to her feelings about relationships and trust. 
There is a continuing story storyline from the first book, and things ramp up a bit here with a twist I didn't see coming and some action and danger for this coven of vampires. Nicole Garcia doesn't leave us with a cliffy, but there are some unanswered questions and the danger is still up in the air, so I'm interested to see where things go from here. 
Of course, we can't talk about an audiobook without mentioning how much Kai and Wen add to anything they narrate. Don't get me wrong, Fallen is an entertaining read anyway, but these two always add that special something extra. I love the way they narrate and breathe life into the characters. 
All in all, Fallen is a great addition to a fun series, and I can't wait to see what's next. 

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