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Posted October 23, 2014
Karin has a great voice. She is easy to listen to and acts out the various characters brilliantly. In the beginning I thought the transitions were sometimes a bit rough but as the story progressed it evened out. She is versatile and her accents are perfect.
Mike Wells opens the book with a good hook - I definitely think he is the king of hooks. There is a reason people say his books are 'unputdownable.'
Initially I wanted to review Passion, Power & Sin book by book but I caught up in the story that I lost track of where one book began and where the next book started. It was just that good!
Characters & Story line: 5/5
Mike has a way of creating really fantastic characters. They arewell-rounded, interesting and easy to connect with.
Heather - I liked her from the start! She is smart, humble and able to be badass when she needs to be. Heather is your main protagonist and is in a bit of a pickle when along comes an email that seems too good to be true and trust me I think it is!! Sometimes Most times I really wanted to smack some sense into Heather, I was cringing as I listened - it just gets worse and worse and just when you think Heather can't get herself into anymore trouble... something happens! Heather grows as a character throughout this series. She has a beautiful heart and is just awesome.
Percy & Nicole - Percy is such a great side character! I just had to put this in here. Percy is Heather's best friend and Nicole is a friend she makes on one of her insane adventures! I loved these too so much they deserved a mention.
Enzo - I loved Enzo to pieces when he came along in the story. I think you meet him in about book 4 and he just crept into my heart. I wanted to protect him just as much as Heather did. And then came a huge twist that I just did not see coming! Wow - it broke my heart in so many ways that I cannot explain without giving anything away!
Gareth - Gareth is the perfect match for Heather. He is sweet, caring, brave and just a really nice guy. Let's just say that the entire book I was praying good things would happen for them!
Ricciardo Meyer - *Sigh* I really hated Ricciardo. I did feel sorry for him at one point but he is too full of nastiness for it to last long. He is a brilliant villain that just gets under your skin. Ricciardo makes some brilliant points in the story but has no humanity.
Plot, Pace: 5/5
The plot was easy to get into and the pace was good. This was one of those audio books I just could not wait to continue listening too. The story flowed smoothly and Mike keeps you on your toes. He throws in curve balls and twists that had me wondering how Heather was ever going to make it through to the end.
Cover talk: 4/5
Initially the cover didn't draw me too much but now after the exciting adventure with Heather I can appreciate it that much more!
I didn't think Mike could top Lust, money and Murder - which is one of my favourite audio books ever. Passion Power & Sin is equally on par in my opinion.