Author: Leslie North
Narrators: Rebecca Roberts
Length: 3h 36m
Publisher: Relay Publishing
Series: The Solomon Brothers, Book 1
Released: April 19, 2017
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.
Limited copies of Celi-bet (The Solomon Brothers #2) are available for interested reviewers on the Adopt-An-Audiobook page.
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.
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.
I start by saying that I love Leslie North’s books. I love the romance she builds and the characters she creates in her stories. I was first introduced to her books by the author herself and I was very lucky to have received some other copies of her work to review. That being said, let’s dive into my review.
In “Wired”, we meet two characters which apparently are very different. A tech girl meets a football player. A smart young woman trying to achieve her dream of using her statistics and programs as military equipment meets a sports guy whose career is close to an end because of an injury, but who also tries to inspire others, to keep doing what he has been dreaming to do. Both put passion in their work, but one cannot understand the other’s expectations.
Marcus and Claire will have to learn to accept each other and to work together, so that both their wishes can me somehow fulfilled. The beauty of this story, in my opinion at least, is how they came to communicate so well, how the chemistry between them turned into much more than physical attraction. Even if this was a short length story, it was created in such a way that the action does not feel rushed at all and the reader can easily experiment what each character is feeling.
The narration was great as well. Rebecca Roberts did her job really well when it came to voice acting and every world was spoken clearly. I like listening to the audiobooks at the normal speed, so I can say the story was told with patience and involvement.
All in all, a total of 4 stars to yet another great book by Leslie North! I am happy I was able to participate in this blog tour, so a big Thank You to Audiobook Promotions for the opportunity!
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