I received this book for free from Audiobookjukebox.com in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.A Beautiful Distraction by Kelsie Leverich
Series: Hard Feelings #3
Narrator: Abby Craden
Published by Blackstone Audiobooks on 05-06-14
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
Audio | Goodreads
First Sergeant Rafe Murano did everything to the extreme. He trained harder, he fought harder, and, unfortunately, he loved harder. Because when he fell for the wrong woman it nearly destroyed him.
Home from a deployment, and without his missions to consume him, Murano is ravaged by memories of his heartbreak. So he drinks until he s numb and drowns himself in meaningless one night stands. But they only take the edge off until he meets Fallon.
Haunted by her past, Fallon Kelly knows all too well about the desperate desire for an escape. So when she sees the tatted-up bad boy who s one more punch away from a ride in the back of a squad car, she offers a distraction but he quickly becomes an addiction.
Little does she know that this bad boy could love so hard it could break her.
I love the team of author, Kelsie Leverich and narrator, Abby Craden. Leverich writes great heroines and alphas and Craden brings those characters to life in a raw and sexual manner.
What I liked:
Usually in romances one of the characters within the couple is broken but in A BEAUTIFUL DISTRACTION both Fallon and Rafe are broken and dealing with their past.
Fallon’s pass is heart breaking it was great to see her handle it with strength and allow the people closet to her in to help when she needed it.
Rafe was so sexy, strong and heart touching with the drama he was dealing with from his past.
Fall and Rafe really were made for each other and what started out as a distraction from their crappy pasts grew into a beautiful romance.
What I didn’t like:
Nothing really. This was a great romance that brought two damage people together for a HEA.
The sound quality of the audio was great. You could not pick out any stops in recording or changes in volume. That really bugs me when it happens. Abby Craden is a great narrator for romances. And the sexier the book the hotter she does with the narration. She has a great deep and smoky voice that she pulls the male voices off well while making the females sound like Jessica Rabbit. LOL
After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.
While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).