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Series: The Games Duet #1
Narrator: Elena Wolfe, Sebastian York
Published by Flip City Media Inc on 10-25-16
Genres: D/s, Erotic Romance
Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
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That’s all Adam Steinbeck demands of his wife.
Thirty days in a remote cottage, doing everything he demands. After that, he’ll sign her divorce papers and give her complete ownership of their company.
That’s how long he has to rediscover the man he once was. The Dominant Master he hid when he fell in love with her five years ago.
She wants the business they built badly enough to go to the cottage for a month. Cut off ties to the world and do his bidding. She can submit to him with her body, but her heart will never yield.
She thinks this is his pathetic attempt to repair their marriage.
C.D. Reiss is permanently on my auto-buy list and so is Sebastian York, listening to Marriage Games is no brainer!
Marriage Games is told through both Adam and Diana’s POVs, with the first half of the book told from Adam’s POV while the second half switches to Diana’s POV. switching back between Present Tense and Past Tense. Each chapter is labeled as Present Tense, Past Perfect, feeding off the flashback aspect and the literary aspect of the publishing business the couple own and run together.
I love it when an audio book has switching POVs is performed by a male and female narrator. Elena Wolfe voices Diana’s POVs and her dialogue even in Adam’s POV. Sebastian York voices Adam’s POV and his dialogue during Diana’s POVs. At first, it took me a bit to get used to the voices changing in the middle of a conversation since it was clear the narrators did not record the scenes together. Often times the produce quality of the two voices were not the same, with the volume being the most noticeable.
Both Wolfe and York delivered outstanding performances. They nailed capturing all of Adam and Diana’s emotions. I felt the emotions of this couple as I listened to their story. I felt Adam’s heartbreak, Diana’s confusion.
I cannot wait for the second half of their journey. I’ll try to wait patiently for the January release of Separation Games by C.D. Reiss and I will for sure be listening to the audio book format.
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).
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