From the New York Times best-selling author of the Rock Chick series comes a story of love, murder, and second chances....
When small-town Nebraska sheriff Hixon Drake meets Greta Dare, the connection couldn't be stronger, but the timing couldn't be worse.
Dealing with the fallout of a divorce he never wanted and setting up a new home for his kids, Hix becomes that guy, that one he never wanted to be, and puts a stop to things before they can even start. Protecting his kids and himself is his only priority.
Greta, on the other hand, has found the place for her and the brother she adores that's perfect for them - a sleepy little town in Nebraska. She's learned from life that there are no hopes and dreams. The only thing to look forward to is peace. And that's what she works hard to build for herself and her brother. Right up until Hix walks into her life.
Hix can't fight the pull and stay away from Greta for long. And Greta's finding it hard not to hope for something more with all the promise that is Hix.
But when the first murder that's happened in over five decades rocks his small, sleepy county, Hix has got to learn to trust again, convince Greta to take a shot with him, and at the same time catch a killer.
In other words, things are definitely...Complicated.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Hix was my favorite character. I loved that he's in his forties. He knows who he is and what he wants. He's a good father and he's smart, sexy, funny and takes care of his own.
Which character – as performed by Lance Greenfield and Erin Mallon – was your favorite?
I loved both Lance and Erin. Their voices were perfect for these characters. The were a pleasure to my ears!
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes! I would have loved to have listened to it in one sitting, it was that good.
Any additional comments?
Kristen Ashley always delivers the sexy, strong heroes and the independent, sassy leading ladies. Complicated is a story filled with heat, love, suspense, family and heart. I loved every minute of it. The narrators brought this story to life and kept me in the edge of my seat the entire time. Complicated was a pleasure to my senses and kept me wanting more.
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great story & characters, and I loved the novelty of a Kristen Ashley being told in 2 voices. Unfortunately, as it tends to happen with her recent books, the story lost its momentum and a good third of it felt unnecessary... still 1 of my favorite romance authors!!
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Any additional comments?
Another well crafted story that expertly intertwines romance, mystery, and murder and keeps the reader riveted. Hix is sheriff in a quiet little town where crime is rare. He moved there to satisfy his wife's demand to live near her parents. Seven years and two children later, Hix and Hope are divorced and he is trying to establish a new home for his children who are now in their teens. Greta moved to the little town to find a safe and peaceful place to care for her brother. Greta is a stunning beauty who catches Hix's eye while he watches her sing at the Do-Drop Club, an upscale restaurant. Hix and Greta have an immediate and lusty attraction that they unsuccessfully try to resist. The sleepy little town is rocked when murders begin to occur that Hix is working to solve."Complicated" is an excellent story with everything we expect from Kristen Ashley. The narration by Lance Greenfield and Erin Mallon is perfect.. .
38 sur 41 personne(s) ont trouvé cet avis utile.
Kristen Ashley very quickly became an auto-download author for me because her multi-layered stories never disappoint, always entertain and I'm captured from the start by her loveable fictional characters. And, with this plot, KA has outdone and outshone herself as she so skilfully weaved a slow to develop well crafted love story between a vulnerable yet strong Hairdresser/Lounge Singer and a vulnerable yet very alpha Sheriff who'd both experienced love and marriage before. Neither one was looking for love in their small town, neither one was expecting the bag full of complications their relationship would bring, neither one would go unscathed by the challenges brought on by past relationships of various different kinds and I'd like to say neither one let go.. but tut tut that would be a lie.
Detailed descriptions allowed me to conjure up full mental images as each chapter whizzed by telling the story of second chances, stressful situations, small town life, strings, smouldering passion, sizzling chemistry, sexy times, a sinister Mother, a shitty ex wife, a brain-injured son, three torn in two siblings.. and a murder most foul. And I was gripped as it seemed like every chapter threw in new complications, new challenges and new revelations for these two lovers whose rollercoaster romance would be sweet but tested over and over again. However, their HEA destination would be worth every twist, every turn, every tug at their hearts.. and every tear. Dual POV's and Lance and Erin did a fantastic job of narrating this written for Audible love story.
Worth a credit? Definitely.. and, at 18.14 hrs, it's thankfully a COMPLETE story - so no delays to the HEA's, no release dates to watch out for before you lose sight of the intricacies of the daily dimming plot and hallelujah no cliffhangers that'll take another one, two or even three credits before you get the full story. So thank you Kristen and thank you Audible because in this epic emotion filled story is heart, heat, home, humor and happy endings.
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What about Lance Greenfield and Erin Mallon ’s performance did you like?
Add in the addition of narration and the story is just a like a balm! Lance Greenfield and Erin Mallon bring these characters to life!
Like an exploding firecracker that shoots off! Making you catch and savory every second of Kristen Ashley’s infectious brand of storytelling!
Any additional comments?
Complicated is that one sensational audiobook, that you will have you pulling an all nighter! Not being able to press stop on the audio! For fear a missing some a momentous scene.
The storyline has that magnetic flare from the get go!. Willing to pull at your emotions, like a tether, a string and blowing your mind in the process!
15 sur 17 personne(s) ont trouvé cet avis utile.
way too much unnecessary dialogue and lengthy sex scenes. The murder mystery was never an integral part of the story, it just dwindled away. I always finish books I start but this was a tough one to listen to to the end.
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Great story, if the name of youngest daughter Mamie hadn't gone to Mammie... annoying and distracting
15 sur 18 personne(s) ont trouvé cet avis utile.
Lord knows I love KA and audiobooks, so I was excited to hear this one when it was announced it would be available exclusive to Audible first. It started off good and as the story began to unfold, I was eager as to how it would all play out, but was sadly disappointed. It had such potential and just fizzled out. Even the epilogue was lacking the usual KA awesomeness.
14 sur 17 personne(s) ont trouvé cet avis utile.
Good story and characters, but WAY too much explicit sex scenes and foul language,which detracted from the otherwise interesting book.
6 sur 7 personne(s) ont trouvé cet avis utile.
My goodness. The two central characters are illiterate. They ain’t got no time for good grammar. No one says, yells, whispers, emotes - the only verb we need is “share” because we “share” what we had for lunch, who the killer is, what time a call is scheduled. You name it, it’s “shared.”
A couple of the legal concepts were set out correctly - like the need to serve a TRO before it is effective- but most were ridiculously inaccurate.
This story took for-ev-er to spool out and there was not much of it to begin with. I had to spend a day on medication and resting up so I looked for something that did not require mental effort. This was perfect.
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Eine sehr schöne, einfühlsame und auch spannende Geschichte über eine Liebe, die trotz aller Schwierigkeiten und Wendungen wachsen kann. Ich mochte es auch, dass die Helden bereits mitten im Leben standen.
Die Sprecher waren wunderbar, mit viel Gefühl, aber trotzdem klar und nicht zu schnell vorgelesen.
Ich habe dieses Hörbuch sehr genossen und empfehle es gerne weiter.
2 sur 2 personne(s) ont trouvé cet avis utile.
Ich hatte verschiedene Probleme mit diesem Hörbuch. Ein Hauptkritikpunkt ist die Art, wie Bella von Prentice, seiner Familie und Freunden - dem ganzen Deppen-Dorf - behandelt wird. Sie hat diesen Mann vor 20 (!!!) Jahren verlassen. Sie hat ihn nicht ermordet. Ihn nicht betrogen. Nicht hintergangen. Dennoch wird sie von allen Seiten superwiderlich behandelt. Sie wird offen angefeindet, beleidigt und blöd angemacht - das war eine Lektion in Fremdschämen hoch zehn. Diese Leute kennen sie überhaupt nicht. So was stundenlang zu hören macht keinen Spaß.
Neben der Tatsache, dass 70 Prozent der Prozagoninsten einfach nur abstoßend sind, hat sich die Sprecherin dazu entschieden, einen ausgeprägten schottischen Akzent für die Dorf-Deppen zu benutzen, inklusive bei Prentice. Angedeutete Akzente sind für mich okay. Aber dieser übertriebene Akzent hörte sich an, als würden sich die Leute übergeben oder irgendwas hochwürgen. Das musste ich echt vorspulen.
Irgendwann habe ich das Hörbuch abgebrochen. Unsympathische Charaktere kombiniert mit dem lächerlichen Akzent - das ist nichts für mich.
1 sur 1 personne(s) ont trouvé cet avis utile.
Couldnt stop listening...
Just a great Story