AUTHOR: Harlow Layne- Author’s Website HERE
NARRATORS: Lacy Laurel & Connor Crais
IS THIS SERIES COMPLETE? Yes. It’s a standalone
TITLE: THE MODEL
SERIES: Part of the LOVE IS BLIND series but is a Standalone.
LISTENINGTIME: 8 Hours 23 Minutes
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AMAZON USA: HERE
MY STAR RATING
The moment I heard Ryder’s voice I was a goner.
As a photographer, I was used to working with beautiful people, but Ryder Williams was the most perfect male specimen that had ever stood before me. I knew without a doubt it would take no time at all for him to be the next big thing… or for him to steal my heart.
Model and photographer, we shouldn’t cross that line, but there was no stopping the passion we felt. Nothing else mattered. Not the age difference. Not that he was a client. Not even our pasts.
After my assistant caught us together, he was gone. I tried to put him out of my head, until fate threw him back into my life and my bed.
Time and time again we’re brought together, should I keep fighting or finally accept what my heart wants?
Wow! My first ever audiobook review!
So as you may know, I have never listened to fictional stories. Or at least not for more than a minute or two, lol.
I usually feel that character voices are a very personal thing. I’m like “No! You’re wrong! He doesn’t sound like that”.
But after talking to a few of my followers I decided to give it a go. I know I’ll find a narrator or two that I love…I just need to find them.
I’ll start with the story.
Lexi is a spunky confident photographer with an amazing talent…and blue hair! Which I loved as my hair is often blue, green, pink…it changes, lol.
She is newly single as she caught her ex-boyfriend screwing her assistant and was like “Nah, fuck-face, you’re outta here”.
So there she is living her best life and she’s at work one day when she hears this amazing deep voice that gets her knickers wet, and then when she turns around she sees that the voice belongs to an extremely hot male model.
Lexi is in her early 30s and Ryder is in his early 20s and being as hot as he is she figures that he’s not gonna want her…wrong, sexy Lexi!
Their story is actually quite sweet which isn’t something I usually read but I enjoyed it because it was well written
Now, Lexi’s ex isn’t quite as done with her as she is with him and turns out he’s got a dark and nasty streak which causes problems and puts her in danger.
It’s funny how you think you know someone only to discover that they have this whole other side to them that you just did not know about.
So this guy was sweet as sugar and hot as hell.
I’m going to be honest here. I just can’t bring myself to crave the gentle kind of male he is.
He’s kind, considerate, in touch with his emotions…which for you may be just what you want but for me? I need the alpha-holes who fuck you like they hate you.
The guys you wanna punch as much as you wanna suck them off.
His saving grace was the fact he had a massive cock and knew how to use it, lol.
Now, the sex in this book was freakin’ scorching!
Ryder pushed me down on the bed and grabbed my hips, pulling me to the edge. Slowly, he licked up the inside of my leg with his hot tongue. One of his big hands trailed up my other leg spreading them wide. Pushing my thong to the side, Ryder growled. “If I’d have known you were bare with all these piercings all day, we never would have finished.” Trailing his nose through my folds, his thumbs spread me wide as he ground his cock against the edge of the bed. “You’re gorgeous everywhere.” His tongue dipped into my core before flattening and licking up to my clit, giving it a slow, delicious swirl. It didn’t take much; I was already primed, and with one pull of my ring with his teeth, my head flew back, and my toes curled as he switched to sucking on my swollen bundle of nerves. Lacing my fingers through his thick hair, I ground my pussy on his face, moaning and crying out his name as he took me higher and higher. One thick finger pumped inside me and was soon met with a second, driving me wild. His fingers and mouth were magic. I couldn’t wait to see what he could do with his cock. One finger slipped out and circled a place no man had ever gone before. He must have felt me tense because I could feel him smile against my slick folds. Squeezing my ass cheek, he pulled back and bit it. “Not today, but one day I’m going to own your ass.” I agreed because I knew there wouldn’t be another day after today. But hell, even if there was, I was sure with one look, he could convince me to do anything. Dipping back down, he pulled my clit between his lips and sucked hard, bringing me over the edge. My legs clamped down around his head as I shuttered underneath him with my head thrown back in orgasmic bliss. Ryder continued to kiss and lick me until every last ounce of pleasure had been wrung out of me. Ryder kissed up my body, and by the time he reached my mouth, I was primed and ready to go. His talented tongue swept inside my mouth, giving me the most sensual kiss of my life. I panted into his mouth as my hands made their way down his body. I loved how, with each touch, his muscles Slowly he started to move. I could feel my pussy clench around him, not ready, but I was a needy bitch and wanting him to move all the same. “Ryder,” I moaned and clamped onto one of his arms as his pace quickened. He bit down on my earlobe and then swirled his tongue around it to soothe the sting. “Just breathe. It will get easier.” One hand slipped down my taut stomach to find my overly sensitive clit and rubbed languidly circles around it. His hips slapped against my ass in a furious rhythm, and all I could do was hang on for dear life.
Okay…I wasn’t feeling it. Ryder’s narrator wasn’t too bad but I just didn’t feel like Lexi’s jived with what I would have imagined she sounded like.
Like, it made me feel that the story was way more light-hearted than it was.
Reading the book and then listening to it made me feel two different ways.
Final thoughts on THE MODEL by Harlow Layne – Narrated by Lacy Laurel & Connor Crais
The story was good but the female voice didn’t quite do it for me in this case.
I will say, however, that I did like Lacy Laurel’s voice and would actually enjoy listening to her read another book, it just didn’t match (in my head) to this story and character.
So 4 stars for the book and 3 for narration.
Thank you for reading!
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