Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Review: Twisted Perfection by Abbi Glines (Audiobook)

Twisted Perfection
by Abbi Glines

(Taken from Amazon)

Audible Audio Edition
Listening Length: 6 hours and 51 minutes
Program Type: Audiobook
Version: Unabridged
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Release Date: August 6, 2013.


Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Atria Books; Original edition (July 30, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1476756503

My future was about to be completely thrown off track because Della Sloane was under my skin, and I had to have her. I couldn’t ignore it anymore . . . I’d gotten close enough to her to see deeper.
Della Sloane is not your average girl. Yearning to break free of her dark and sheltered past and the memories of the illness that claimed her mother, Della plans a solo road trip to experience real life on her own terms. But the trip is nearly cut short in the little beach town of Rosemary when she realizes she can’t even pump her own gas—until Woods Kerrington shows up, more than willing to help out a pretty girl in need.

Woods’s family wants him to settle down with a wealthy woman in pearls, but he can’t resist this carefree girl in cutoffs passing through town. A one-night stand should have been enough, but months later, Woods can’t get the irresistible Della out of his head.

When a twist of fate brings Della back to Woods, all signs point to trouble if they don’t keep their distance. Neither is truly free, and a relationship could destroy both of them. With their hearts on the line, Della thinks the safest bet is to walk away. But Woods isn’t about to let that happen . . .

My Review

**This book is for mature audiences ONLY!**

I reviewed the audio edition of Twisted Perfection. This will be my first review of an audio book although I have enjoyed many audios or "books on tape" in the past.

Let me first start with the cover because as with any book I studied this first when I received the audio version. A man with a small beard about to kiss the forehead of a brunette woman with her eyes closed. The title alone is worth a thousand questions. The intimacy the picture captures was beautiful. I did want to know who the characters were and why such an endearing kiss.

Narrated by Elizabeth Louise, whose voice really fit the part. She nailed the southern Della's accent and charm, I enjoyed listening to Louise narrate her portion. 

Sebastian York narrated Woods and unfortunately, York sounded too much like comedian Lewis Black to me, so I found myself in fits of laughter in parts of the book. It was uncanny on how much they sounded alike.

I will admit that Della's story was an interesting one, the author made sure to tease you just enough to want more and more. 

Unfortunately, I was just not a fan. Within the first 15 minutes of the audiobook there is a sex scene and for me, that looses a lot of flavor to a book when we jump off with this intensity. Also, the plot line was very soft, at no point in the book did I get the "can't stop listening" moment. And sadly some parts were forgettable.

I think the author had fabulous ideas, and Della and Wood's back story was great, I think it was more erotica and less story and for me I need both.

If you are a reader of erotica then this is definitely a book for you.

I rate this book on the Hottie Scale of Mild - Worth It.

About the Author:
(taken from author's website)
Abbi Glines was born in Birmingham, Alabama. She grew up in the small town of Sumiton, Alabama where she left the summer she turned eighteen. She didn’t get far… she chased her high school sweetheart down to the coast and she’s been there ever since.
Abbi now lives in the quaint southern town of Fairhope, Alabama with her three children and husband Keith (the high school sweetheart she chased after). Her life is never dull and Keith always makes sure there is another “experience” for them to explore.
Books published by Abbi include The Vincent Boys and the USA TODAY bestseller The Vincent Brothers, Breathe, Because of Low, the USA TODAY bestsellers While It Lasts and Just For Now, The Existence Trilogy that includes the USA Today Bestseller Ceaseless, andThe New York Times bestseller and Wall Street Journal bestseller Fallen Too Far. Currently she is working on Never Too Far, the sequel to Fallen too Far.
When Abbi isn’t locked away in her office typing away she is hauling her kids to and from their many social activities. You could say her second job is the Glines Kids personal chauffeur. It’s a rather illustrious job.

Author Website

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