Monday, July 1, 2019

Audiobook Review: Payback (Harris Brothers #6) by Amy Daws

Book info:
TitlePayback
Author:  Amy Daws
SeriesHarris Brothers #6
Genre:  Adult contemporary sports romance
Release Date:  May 16th, 2019/Audio:  June 24th, 2019
Source:  Audible digital code from author which did not influence my opinion
My rating:  5 stars

Synopsis:
ALLIE HARRIS WANTS PAYBACK. 
Her cheating ex deserves to see her living her best life; a one-night-stand with a hot South African soccer player would be the perfect revenge. Right? 

Wrong. Allie is so, so wrong. 

ROAN DEWALT HAS ALL THE MOVES. 
On and off the field he’s at the top of his game. Roan respects hard-work, dedication—and follow through. He’s not a one and done kind of man, and he’s far from being done with Allie Harris. 

One sexy night and two years later, Allie’s job brings her back to town. An opportunity for the perfect replay Roan has been fantasizing about since they slept together. 

THE PROBLEM? 
Allie Harris has a secret; one she’s been keeping from Roan all this time. Video proof of their one night together—taken without his consent. 

Will Allie’s payback plan come back to bite them both? Or can she erase her past mistake and embrace a new future with Roan?


My Review:
I could have read the regular book of this when it came out back in May, but when I heard about how the audiobook was going to be recorded, I knew that I had to wait and listen instead. And I was not disappointed, all my expectations were surpassed!  If you have read my other reviews of audiobooks by this author, you'll know that I adore Will Watt, who reads the other books in the Harris Brothers series, and as soon as I hear him narrating, my first thought is always that he could just read the phone book to me and I'd be happy.  Now for this book he just did all the extra characters, along with the other narrator who usually does Daws's books, Charlotte Cole.  But this time we had the awesome Erin Mallon doing Allie's part, and I have a new favorite narrator, Aaron Shedlock, who did Roan's part.  This amazing audio performance was just so great!  I listened to another audio a while back that had too many narrators for my tastes, but this was perfect.  

Now, let's talk about this story.  Within the first quarter of the story, what had to be one of the hottest sex scenes I think I've ever read took place.  I mean, I was fanning myself as I drove and listened.  I loved all the little inside jokes for the fans of this series that the author threw in, like the "inner Harris Ho", and the "Harris shakedown".   And I just adored Allie.  The skipping thing was so cute!   Not only was that first sex scene that was part of Allie's payback plan hot, between this story and the 100 degree temperatures outside, I'm pretty sure I might have suffered from a little heat stroke this past week while listening.

Besides the steam level, there was all the regular emotional family stuff, and the Harris clan that I love and want to hang out with so bad!  I love all the characters so much, and it was fun getting to be back in their lives with all the little details that again, readers of the whole series probably snickered like I did.  Like Camden shouting "goal!" in the shower.  Lol.  

Of course I was left wanting more from other side characters as usual with Daws's stories.  Hoping for a little extra on Roan's Scottish roomie Mac.  Pretty sure even with all the slang the author always throws in, her recent love of the tv show Outlander might be why we got the whole "Dinna fash" bit from Mac. 

4 comments:

  1. That's awesome that the same narrator that you enjoyed also read this book. I just finished reading a book with a family that I want to hang out with and even be part of--I so enjoy finding family in books.

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  2. So glad you enjoyed this one. I've recently gotten into audiobooks myself and have been enjoying them greatly. Thank you so much for sharing your review.

    Sharrice @Reese's Reviews

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    1. I'm a huge audiobook fan these days. It's what I listen to in my car now. Thanks for visiting!

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