Audiobook Review: A Desperate Man (Sex Addict) by Brooke Blaine & Ella Frank @BrookeBlaine1 @EllaFrank2012A Desperate Man by Brooke Blaine, Ella Frank
on April 9, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotica
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Fantasies - we all have them.
For some it’s their dream job; others want the wedding, the 2.5 kids, the white picket fence.
My fantasies are a bit more...depraved.
Dark and sinful, they have destroyed relationships and my livelihood, yet I still submit to them like a slave.

For most, it’s a natural expression of love, caring, or lust.
But there are those of us who can’t stop once we’ve had a taste.
Those of us who don’t want to.
And the shame of that never-ending cycle will eat us alive...

My name is Evan James, and I am a sex addict.


Narrated by: Jonathan L. James


Story: Evan James, what can I say about him? WOW! I have never read a book like this one. Evan had my sympathy from the get go. Evans vulnerability and imperfection is what drew me to this character. I loved that the Hero was flawed. These two characters are so different from the others out there. Reagan, she is a breath of fresh air for a female lead. I love when a woman is strong, feisty and stands on her own two feet. Evan. What can I say about him? Swoon worthy, sweet, sexy, funny, I want him wrapped in a bow for my birthday and Christmas. Yup, that about sums up this sexy beast of a man.

I loved the writing. It flowed nicely and I was engrossed in the characters. I can’t tell you enough of how much I loved this book and recommend it. I’ve always called myself a book masochist. One who loves books filled with angst. After I finished reading this book I wanted to both hate Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine, and bow down to their awesomeness. That’s what this book did to me.

At one point while reading I blurted out, “Whoa! I didn’t see that coming.” This book takes a couple of twists and turns and I saw none of them coming. Like it took a turn, and about half a mile down the road veered off into the field. I’m still having trouble wrapping my brain around what just happened.
Evan and Reagan are one of those couples that take you take you by surprise. I loved where Ella and Brooke took this story. I laughed a lot at Evan and Reagans antics.

These two are explosive together, in and out of the bedroom. The banter is fun and witty. I love this book and the ending was spectacular. I highly recommend this book if you’re looking for something light and very hot!

Narration: Jonathan L. James narration was good. His expressive narration wasn’t over the top which is a plus in my book. I liked how he did Reagan, so many male narrators do the female narration in a whiny voice, Jonathan did not. It was a pleasant narration and I would not hesitate listening to another book narrated by Jonathan.


About Brooke Blaine

You could say Brooke Blaine was a book-a- holic from the time she knew how to read; she used to tell her mother that curling up with one at 4 a.m. before elementary school was her quiet time; Not much has changed except for the espresso I.V. pump she now carries around and the size of her onesie pajamas.

Brooke enjoys writing sassy contemporary romance, whether in the form of comedy, suspense, or erotica. The latter has scarred her conservative Southern family for life, bless their hearts.

If you’d like to get in touch with her, she’s easy to find – just keep an ear out for the Rick Astley ringtone that’s dominated her cell phone for ten years.

About Ella Frank

Ella Frank is the USA Today Bestselling author of the Temptation series, including Try, Take, and Trust. Her Exquisite series has been praised as “scorching hot!” and “enticingly sexy!”

A life-long fan of the romance genre, Ella writes contemporary and erotic fiction and lives with her husband in Portland, OR.

Some of her favorite authors include Tiffany Reisz, Kresley Cole, Riley Hart, J.R. Ward, Erika Wilde, Gena Showalter, and Carly Philips.

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