Afterburn & Aftershock: Cosmo Red-Hot Reads from Harlequin Audiobook [Free Download by Trial]

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Afterburn & Aftershock: Cosmo Red-Hot Reads from Harlequin by Sylvia Day

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Never mix business with pleasure. Never bring politics into the bedroom. In a way I did both when I took Jackson Rutledge as a lover. I can't say I wasn't warned. Two years later, he was back. Walking into a deal I'd worked hard to close. Under the tutelage of Lei Yeung, one of the sharpest businesswomen in New York, I had picked up a thing or two since Jax walked away. I wasn't the girl he once knew, but he hadn't changed. Unlike the last time we'd drifted into each other's lives, I knew exactly what I was dealing with... and how addictive his touch could be. The inner circle of glamour, sex, and privilege was Jax's playground - but this time, I knew the rules of the game. In the cutthroat business world, one adage rules all: keep your enemies close and your ex-lovers closer...



  • The narration for 'Afterburn & Aftershock: Cosmo Red-Hot Reads from Harlequin' was done incredibly well. The story itself was highly enjoyable as well. I appreciated every aspect of it. I had read the book years ago, but I also really liked the audio version.
  • The level of spice in the book was alright. The plot was decent, but there wasn't much focus on developing the characters, especially Jaxx who felt more like a one-dimensional male character. However, the book was easy to read and there weren't any unresolved storylines. I don't really have anything negative or positive to say about it.
  • I'm a huge fan of Sylvia Day's books, but out of all of them, this audiobook was the most irritating to listen to. The female narrator and her reading style were quite bothersome. I personally know plenty of people from Jersey and New York who definitely don't sound like that. The story itself was alright, but I regret buying this audiobook. The narrator's voice was such a distraction for me that it completely ruined the story.
  • I'm a huge fan of Day's books, but I haven't come across any that I can tolerate listening to for more than 5 minutes because of either the poor recording quality or the narrator. It's really disappointing.
  • I must say, 'Afterburn & Aftershock: Cosmo Red-Hot Reads from Harlequin' really pales in comparison to the Crossfire novels! I mean, I understand that it's not fair to compare, but I have to admit, I was quite let down by this one.
  • The story was decent, especially considering that they were novellas. Although the characters weren't fully developed and the pace was quite fast, it managed to keep me entertained. However, I almost gave up on listening to the story. Amy McFadden's exaggerated Brooklyn accent was both distracting and annoying. Her choice of dialect, along with her overall acting and delivery, made me want to poke my ear with a sharp object. After hearing this performance, I don't think I'll be listening to any other audiobooks narrated by her.
  • This book(s) is absolutely insane, I gotta give it a solid 5 stars! I can't believe I haven't gotten around to reading this sooner, but I guess it's a case of "so many books, so little time." The movie adaptation of this book just came out on Passionflix, and I couldn't resist watching it first. It was decent, don't get me wrong. But let me tell you, the book was even better. While the movie stayed mostly true to the book, there were certain details and nuances that just didn't come across as well on screen. The actors in the movie did a commendable job bringing the characters to life, but I have to say, Amy McFadden's narration truly stole the show. She nailed every character and brought the story to a whole new level.
  • I'm a huge fan of Day's books, but this particular one fell short for me. The characters lacked depth and development. Here's the gist of the story: a girl meets a guy at a bar and they end up sleeping together. They continue to see each other casually on weekends for six weeks, but then the guy suddenly disappears without saying goodbye. Fast forward two years, and they cross paths again. They sleep together once more, and suddenly the guy professes his undying love, gives up his successful career for her, and proposes marriage after only reconnecting for a few weeks. Their conversations mainly revolve around fighting or having sex. Overall, I wouldn't recommend spending seven hours of your day on this one.