Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Audiobook Review for "Wired" by Leslie North!

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Hiya peeps! I have an audiobook post for you today, with a Dream Cast I put together, and my review! There is also a giveaway at the end of the post, so be sure to read the full post for details!

Wired

The Solomon Brothers, Book 1


 Wired
~Released: April 19, 2017

~Narrator: Rebecca Roberts

~Length: 3 hours 36 minutes

~Publisher: Relay Publishing

~Parent's Guide: R

~Genres: Adult Fiction, Romance


Star quarterback Marcus Kingston lives and breathes football. He’s trusted his abilities and instincts to get him this far, but an injury last season nearly ended his career. When his coaches want him to wear biofeedback technology to analyze his game, Marcus thinks the idea is ridiculous. Plus, the mousy scientist behind the project knows nothing about sports, and she quickly gets under his skin. But with another QB waiting on the sidelines, Marcus can either agree to participate, or be benched—permanently.

Scientist Clare Wynifred values intellect above most things. With her brain constantly working, she has little interest in her appearance and zero interest in sports. She never imagined her wearable tech being used to improve someone’s game, but its success with the team could get her a military contract. Clare may be too late to save her brother, but her technology could save the lives of countless soldiers. She just has to make it work with the stubborn quarterback, and she’ll be one step closer to her goal.

Marcus and Clare butt heads at first, but their mutual attraction quickly grows. And yet, with everything to lose, it’s easy to ignore that together they might be able to go the distance.


 About the Author

 Leslie North
Leslie North is the pen name for a critically-acclaimed author of women’s contemporary romance and fiction. The anonymity gives her the perfect opportunity to paint with her full artistic palette, especially in the romance and erotic fantasy genres.

The truth of the matter is she loves her fictional persona, Leslie North, more than her normal, day-to-day persona! Her bestselling books focus on strong characters and particularly women who aren’t afraid to challenge an alpha male. Inspired after years of travel, her stories are set all over the world, from the tough streets of Russia to the beautiful beaches of the middle east.

Leslie fell in love with romance when she first picked up a scrappy, dog-eared romance book from her local library. She began writing soon after and the rest, as they say, was history. She now lives in a cozy cottage on the British coast and enjoys taking long walks with her two Dalmatians, George and Fergie.



~ About the Narrator ~

After a career in finance, Rebecca Roberts became inspired to pursue her childhood dream of becoming an actress. Her ingenuity and ardent desire brought her to voice-acting which has rapidly grown into her thriving audiobook narration and production company, Atlantis Audio Productions. She has narrated and produced over seventy audiobooks for indie authors and major publishing houses. Rebecca delivers her stories with a mature and intelligent style characterized by a believable tone, and versatility in creating memorable and individual characters with her various accents and vocal qualities. In short, she narrates with her whole heart. Rebecca is a native Floridian, proud mother to three sparkling children, and wife to the man of her dreams.



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I'm actually pretty excited to put together a dream cast for this book! I'm only doing the two main characters, as they were the main focus, and I didn't get enough of a clear image of the side characters to make good cast choices for them.
See what you think, and read my review below to to see what you think of this book!

For most of the story, I couldn't picture anyone but Jesse Williams as Marcus. His role in Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 reminded me a lot of Marcus's personality, and the physique wasn't too far off, either.

 Jesse Williams

Not to mention, he has gorgeous blue eyes.

 Jesse Williams, eyes

From there, I had to figure out Clare, which was far more difficult. Still, I think I found a good fit.

Clare


Not only is her actual nickname "Chloe the braniac" but she's eccentric, goofy, and awesome. If she changed her hair color for the role, she'd make a kick-ass Clare.

 Cloe Grace Moretz


Check out my review to see more of my thoughts on this book, and be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of the post!




Rating: R

Standard romance story, a little extra sizzle, and plenty of sass.

In general, I enjoy most sweet romance stories. Meeting a couple of new characters, and following them as they fall in love and start a new life together is always fun, and gets the sappy feelings going. With Wired I wasn't disappointed in any of that, and quite enjoyed the characters the story focused on.

Marcus seemed like the kind of guy you'd actually want to hang out with. He wasn't too full of himself to have a good time, and wasn't so rowdy that you'd regret having him around. Sports stories often have the guy portrayed far too macho, with an ego that leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Luckily, this one didn't, and I enjoyed watching him fall through his issues, and land right in front of the most unlikely woman in the world for him.

Clare, was awesome. I loved her mix of nerdy and sassy, and every ounce of her eccentricities. I connected with her on a deep level, being a bit of an eccentric, sassy nerd myself. Her confidence was refreshing, and I loved the fact she wasn't full of herself either. Her genuine care for Marcus - and people in general - was inspiring, and her backstory made the whole story far deeper than I had been expecting. In fact, so did Marcus's past, and made them fit together all the better.

My only reason for taking off a rose, is the fact things did heat up a little much for my taste.  I enjoy romance, but bedroom scenes with full details always ruin a part of the story for me. As it was an audiobook review, I couldn't skip the part I'd rather not experience, and had to leave my kindle in the other room until I figured it was over. I didn't enjoy that at all, and was glad there was only one scene like that to deal with.

The pace was decent, and while it did lag in a few places, it wasn't bad enough to pull me out of the story. The narration was wonderful, and while I can't be sure how the actual writing on paper was, the audiobook was enjoyable. I would imagine any format of this book would be appealing, and would recommend this to anyone who thinks the story sounds interesting.

*I received a complimentary audiobook from the author, via Audiobookworm Promotions, to review in exchange for an honest review.

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