Audio: Under Her Skin by Adrianna Anders #JIAM

Posted June 28, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | , | 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 18 years of age due to its use of one or more of the following: sexual abuse, violence against women/children, drug use, trigger issues such as rape or simulated rape.
Audio: Under Her Skin by Adrianna Anders  #JIAMUnder Her Skin by Adriana Anders
Series: Blank Canvas #1
Narrator: Wendy Tremont King
Published by Tantor Audio on May 30, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: Audiobook
Length: 11 hours
Source: Publisher
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four-half-stars
one-half-flames

Ivan thought the world was through giving him second chances. Who'd want a rough ex-con with a savior complex and a bad habit of bringing home helpless strays? Everyone in Blackwood, Virginia, knew he wasn't good enough for the fine things in life; they knew he was too damaged to save. He just needed to keep his head down, work himself to the bone, and pretend he was content with the lot he was given. Until she came into his life. Until she changed everything. Until he realized he would do anything, fight anyone, tear the world apart if it meant saving her.

        

 

Jennifer loved this so I had to try it when I got the opportunity to review the audio book version.  Under Her Skin is suspenseful. I worried about what would happen to Uma and then Ivan. I knew Joey would turn up eventually. I was horrified and angry at what happened to Uma. But it could so easily happen when one is young and learning your way in life. The choices these three characters have made in their lives make them who they are and are a not so subtle reminder.

The romance happens very quickly considering the situation but the emotional upheaval in romantic suspense often is a catalyst for relationship development. Life is short. Uma is so brave and takes steps to become the person she wants to be. I’m so proud of her. Ivan has also built a life, but doesn’t believe in himself. Other people do and they work on convincing him.

Wendy Tremont King is new to me, as many narrators are. I am just learning audio books. She brought an authentic emotional quality to the story. She allowed me to believe. The characters had distinct voices which fit well. I enjoyed the pace and timing. She was easy to understand and let me get lost in the story.

I’d give a giggle worthy quote but it would be a spoiler. I’ll just say Ms. Lloyd’s name made me giggle and her story made me want to cry. Uma, Ivan, Ms. Lloyd all living lives with actions learned from the past.

I am so lucky to be able to go on with the  Blank Canvas series    with the audio for By Her Touch with an audio review soon.

 

Listen to a clip here.

 

About Wendy Tremont King

Wendy Tremont King, a classically trained narrator and stage actor, got her start in audiobook narration as a volunteer for The Lighthouse for the Blind. She is an accomplished puppeteer and puppetry director, a member of the SAG Foundation BookPals program for children’s literacy and the Society of Women Engineers, and a docent at the Burchfield Penney Art Center.

About Adriana Anders

Adriana Anders writes romance that’s dark, smart, and full of heart. She has acted and sung, slung cocktails and corrected copy. She’s worked for start-ups, multinationals and small nonprofits, but it wasn’t until she returned to her first love—writing romance—that she finally felt like she’d come home. Today, she resides with her tall French husband, two small children and fat bastard of a French cat in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, where she writes the dark, gritty, emotional love stories of her heart.

Her award-winning debut novel, Under Her Skin, the first in the Blank Canvas series, will be out from Sourcebooks Casablanca in February 2017.

Review Breakdown
Story (Plot)
four-stars
Characters
five-stars
Narration (Audio)
four-half-stars
Overall: four-half-stars
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