Diversion by Albany Walker
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌏🌍🌎🌍
Character development: 😠😘🤓😉🥰
The heroine: Posey – she is a nineteen year old good girl living in a bad neighborhood in Detroit. Her older brother Antony died, her fourteen year old sister is growing up too fast and hanging out with a bad crowd, and the guy she thought she liked, turned out to be a loser. She plans to go to college and works hard to save money for that.
The Hero: Hudson (a.k.a. Iron) – He works for Rex (the King of the city) as well as owns a few businesses. Though he looks like the enforcer his is, with all his muscles and tattoos, he is actually a super intelligent man who went to MIT and does security and IT work for Rex. After his mother died when he was young, his granny took him in and she lived across the street from Posey and her family. Antony was his best friend.
The Story: Hudson had been attracted to Posey when he used to spend time at their house as Antony’s best friend. However, she was younger than him and his friend’s little sister, so was off limits. After Antony died and Posey turned 18, he still saw her as off limits, so he slept with random women to try to forget her. This didn’t work and after he sees Posey in one of the clubs Rex owns, he can no longer ignore his obsession with her.
I liked this story. Hudson was as obsessed with her as Rex was with Lucy in Amusement, so much so that he swore he would kill Carlos, the guy who was bothering her. Though he wasn’t quite as psycho as Rex. Hudson was more relatable, but I liked Rex and the way he was an unashamed psycho stalker and made no bones about it. Though Hudson did have secrets, one of which he feared would make Posey hate him.
The book was told in both Hudson’s and Posey’s points of view via duet narration which I love. It makes a romance audiobook so much better when the male narrator does all the male voices and the female does all the female voices. Brooke Daniels and Jacob Morgan did the narration and they did a great job.
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