Hurray, this is my first audiobook review on the blog!! I only recently started listening to audiobooks a couple months ago – I never thought I’d enjoy them very much, but I do! Although it might be because the first audiobook I ever listened to was Dirty Rowdy Thing by Christina Lauren and Sebastian York’s
delicious LOVELY voice was narrating it. He’s also one of the narrators in this audiobook, Throb, so I couldn’t not love listening to this because of him.
The heroine, Kate, is a contestant on a new reality TV show that’s similar to The Bachelor. She agrees to the terms of not being with any man other than the bachelor, Flynn, during the show in order to win the prize money and help out her family financially. She finds herself actually caring for Flynn, but… then she meets Cooper. Kate and Cooper have such a hot, intense chemistry that no man can compare with him, sadly for Flynn.
I’ve never read a book by Vi Keeland before, but I really enjoyed Throb. It had great characters, the story was unique and fun, and the audiobook itself was easy to follow. I adored the hero, Cooper. He’s sexy and alpha and domineering, but also sweet and tender to Kate. He falls for her deep and hard, so it’s hard not to love the way he loves Kate and takes care of her and her family. Kate was also a good heroine – she’s likable and cares so much for her family. They were two characters with hot chemistry and I was rooting for them from the beginning.
I LOVE Sebastian York, so of course his narration is my favorite part of the Throb audiobook. His voice is just so nice and dreamy to listen to! I really liked Molly Glenmore’s voice too, though it took me a bit in the beginning to warm up to it. I really liked how she narrated the male dialogue though. I’ve come to realize that I prefer both male and female narrators in the audiobooks I listen to, because I love getting both POVs and listening to the male POV. Throb definitely made me happy with its dual narrators.
If you’re a fan of The Bachelor, I highly recommend giving this book a try. I liked the sexy, forbidden aspect to the story, since Kate, as a contestant on the reality TV show, can’t be with anyone during that time, but Kate and Cooper make their way around that rule 😉
Throb overall is an enjoyable, sexy book with great narrators. It was so much fun to listen to – I’m hoping the sequel, Beat, will also be available as an audiobook!
Reading Order: Life on Stage series
Here’s an audio excerpt from Throb!