The chocolate kisser!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌏🌍🌎🌍🌏
Character development: 😤😥😊🤩😘
The heroine: Noelle “Elle” Charlston – current CEO of ‘Belle Elle’, the worlds largest department store that has been in her family for generations. She is a young CEO who worked with her father at Belle Elle since she was young. She grew up in a gilded cage, at work and at home. She escaped her cage once at nineteen and has had her head to the grindstone ever since.
The Hero: Penn Everett – for years he planned to help homeless people transition from the streets back to productive lives. He is on the verge of bringing that to fruition when Elle ran out on the gala they were attending. He had originally planned to have a short relationship with her, use her and leave her, though everything changed that night.
The Story: Elle has had her fill of men who want to use her to get her money, position and power. She has been taken, mistreated and lied to. She is through with men and just wants to get back to her life. Though nothing ever goes like she would expect.
Like Crown of Lies, this book was told in dual points of view and with duet narration where the male narrator did all the male voices and the female narrator did all the female voices no matter who’s POV the chapter was in. I love this type of narration. Kylie C. Stewart and Eric Rolon did a great job and I really like their styles. Kylie’s voice is strong but soft and Eric has a deep but not overpowering voice and he was believable as a businessman that came from the streets.
I really enjoyed this one, the storylines were completely original and unpredictable and I listened intently to the whole book in one sitting. It was fantastic and went to places I couldn’t have imagined. I felt for both Elle and Penn and what they went through to be together. I was also as frustrated as they were when things didn’t go the way I hoped for them. This duet was a real winner. I will definitely listen to this again at some point.
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