#Review “Audition” by Skye Warren & Amelia Wilde

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Series: True North #1
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Release Date: December 9, 2019


Aundi’s Musings…

3.5 Crowns

This is the story of Joshua North from the North Security books. I was excited to read this especially after reading the blurb. I was enamored with the Ballet aspect of this story. I don’t know why but Ballet always hits a soft spot for me. Maybe it’s the training and their passion and devotion to their art. Or maybe I always wanted to be a ballerina and that just wasn’t in the cards for me. Either way I was excited to jump in and have this book pull those feelings from me. Unfortunately it was a little lost for me.  

Dark green eye flicker. “There’s you. You’re the most valuable thing in the apartment. The most valuable thing in the whole fucking city.”

This story is told in both present and past tense. Which is nice to an extent, but I felt that the present was lost. I wanted to feel their connection in both aspects. But it was hard to pull those feelings from either part of their story.

I stroke my finger across the middle of his palm. The faintest sound—his breath catching. I’m not powerless here. 

 When they meet again in the present she’s angry with him, which is understandable he’s a jerk. But then you find out he did this amazing thing for her, that he never should have done, you’re left questioning why is she so angry? Is it just because he’s a jerk or is there more there that we are missing. That was the feeling that I carried throughout this book. I felt that it was missing huge pieces that would have brought more of the story line together. 

The scent of her skin taunts me. Her stillness is a call to action. 

Also, her relationship with her brother, I was so confused. It almost felt as if she was trying to head it toward one direction and then changed her mind midway and sent it another way. It just felt rushed and unfinished. 

She moans something that sounds like protest but feels like surrender. 

I really felt like this could have been an amazing story. Singularly I loved Joshua and his Alpha ways and dominance I wanted to see so much more. I needed to feel his need for Bethany and really feel their connection carry from when she’s a child to now. And I loved Bethany I thought with her strength of character and her background with her Mamere it could have gone somewhere spectacular. Unfortunately it just didn’t make it there for me. It honestly felt like it needed to be duet so that we could really feel their connection in both the past and the present.

ARC review


Synopsis:

Blood and sweat. Bethany Lewis danced her way out of poverty. She’s a world class athlete… with a debt to pay.

Joshua North always gets what he wants. And the mercenary wants Bethany in his bed. He wants her beautiful little body bent to his will.

She doesn’t surrender to his kiss.
He doesn’t back down from a challenge.
It’s going to be a sensual fight… to the death.

AUDITION is the enthralling spin off from the bestselling North Security series, though it can be read separately.

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About the Authors:

Skye Warren

Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance such as the Chicago Underground series. Her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, two sweet dogs, and one evil cat.

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Amelia Wilde

Amelia Wilde wrote her first story when she was six years old, a narrative strongly inspired by The Polar Express. When she was nine she wrote her first novel-length work, all in one paragraph.

Now, Amelia is all about that love. Her romances feature unique, independent heroines and alpha heroes who are strong of heart and body. Readers have described her work as “emotional,” “intense,” “phenomenal,” and “like a child scribbled with a crayon,” which she takes as the highest praise.

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