Cunning Audiobook by Aleatha Romig (REVIEW)

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Review of: Cunning Audiobook
Aleatha Romig

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On April 11, 2017
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Cunning Audiobook

By: Aleatha Romig

Narrated by: Samantha Prescott, Brian Pallino

Published by: Audible Studios 3/22/16

Cunning Audiobook by Aleatha Romig

4.5 stars rating

Infidelity #2

10 hrs and 36 mins

Cunning Audiobook Sample

Cunning Audiobook

4.5 Hearts

If you know me, you know that I rarely read blurbs for books in a series that I know I want to keep reading. So I was very caught by surprise when I found out that Nox and Alex/Charli were our hero and heroine in this book too. I’m so not sad about that, because I really loved both of them. I was very interested to see where things went, after how things ended in the previous book. Im going to keep things vague, because I don’t want to spill any spoilers.

This story picks up exactly where Betrayal left off. Their dynamics have changed. Nox is a different man with different rules in this new relationship. Alex is trying desperately to find out how she fits into this relationship without giving up her dream.

One thing I really loved about this story is really watching Alex and Nox get to know each other. In the first book, they are on a one week “blind date” with tons of romance and sex. They were both playing at this with no real commitment and didn’t even share personal information. Now things are different and they must learn each other, their actual personalities (and not just the ones they pretended to be during their fantasy week), their families and how their lives will fit together.

Both Alex and Nox come from very rich families that are both overbearing to their children. Both of them want to have their own lives and do what is best for them, not just for a family legacy. Their parents have something completely different in mind. Also, imagine the surprise when both Nox and Alex find out that their families have had dealings in the past.

This book is another great installment in the Infidelity series. I have no idea where the story will go from here. I don’t know if Alex and Nox will continue to be the main two characters for the entire series (I really want to find out as I go, even though the entire series has been released). So far, this series has kept me on my toes and chomping at the bit to get more.

“You have rules to learn and penalties to experience”

“I’m Batman, princess. Next time you want to fly across the country, tell me. I won’t delay two hundred people’s plans, and we can just fly in the bat plane”

Cunning Audiobook Narration

4 Hearts

In the first book, pretty much the entire story was from Alex’s POV, so Samantha Prescott did almost the entire narration. Brian Pallino didn’t come into it until the very end. In this book, the narration was much more balanced between the two narrators. I really enjoyed both of them. I think they both did all the things you expect from a good narration, pace, tone, voices for both males and females. I really hope that we have them for the entire series.

Author: Aleatha Romig

Aleatha Romig is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of nearly thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she’s not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time a with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams!

Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers.

Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These stand alone thrillers continue Aleatha’s twisted style with an increase in heat.

In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved head first into the world of dark romance with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK will be published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016.

Aleatha is a “Published Author’s Network” member of the Romance Writers of America and represented by Danielle Egan-Miller of Browne & Miller Literary Associates.

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Narrator: Samantha Prescott

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Narrator: Brian Pallino

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I like to thank Audible Studios for providing me with a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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Melanie Simmons
I’m Melanie and I live in Ohio. I have two horses and a dog. I’m an animal lover, avid book reader and audiobook listener. I like to live vicariously through fictional characters. I enjoy reading and listening to mostly fictional books in the paranormal genre, including Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and Horror. My favorite paranormal creatures are shifters, doesn’t matter the flavor.


    • It has been a fun series so far. It has kept me on my toes. 🙂

  1. I only read the first book, I love it because of the unique twist it offered to a tired trope, but I’m personally tired of romances.
    I drag my feet when reading romances you’d think someone is asking me to read Latin! But it’s Romig, someday I’ll probably return to this and finish the series

    • It is a romance…but it’s five books of family saga, suspense, intrigue…it’s more. I hope you’ll give it a try.

    • It is a really fun series. There is suspense, but not so much in the action way, like a lot of Romantic Suspense stories. This is more like trying to figure out where the story is going. Maybe more mystery-ish. I had a really hard time with trying to figure out what sub-genre to put it in, hence I just went with romance.

  2. Okay you have me thinking I need to give her a try again. 😀

    • I’ve really enjoyed this series. It is a romance, but the story goes for more than one book, instead of a different couple for each book. I’m very interested to see where this goes next.

    • I have so many authors that have been on my TBR forever. This author was on for a few years before I finally tried her. Now I’m quickly working my way through her stuff.

  3. Neat that you got a follow-up story in the next book. Sounds like it really needed to be told to show how they settle into a long-term situation.

    I’m glad you got more of a balanced narration from both perspectives, too.

    • Yeah, I wasn’t expecting another book with these two characters. It is just something you really don’t see with romance. I really liked it. I can’t wait to see where the next book goes.

  4. It’s nice to see that the series continues to be good. I’m not sure I’ve heard about it because the name doesn’t ring a bell but maybe I should keep in mind for later

    • I sat in on a panel with her at RT15. I hadn’t really heard much from her before that. She has been on my TBR ever since. I haven’t seen a ton of reviews for her stuff before Kimberly at Caffeinated Book Reviewers reviewed her “The Light” series, which was amazing. I’m now working my way through her stuff.

  5. Sounds like this is a great series and yay for those nice surprises that authors throw at us from time to time. 😉

  6. This is a book I would have passed on but you have me so curious about it. I do think I’ll at least try one of these or at least one book by this author… maybe on audio. Brilly review.

    • It is not a book that I would’ve picked up based on the cover. If I hadn’t already read and really enjoyed this author, I never would’ve grabbed this series. So far, I’m loving it though.

  7. If I remember rigth, when you reviewed the first book it wasn’t all about infertility, so I would be willing to give this a go. I know so many are turned off by cheating, but I am always interested to read about it when it hits the gray areas.

    • There is ZERO cheating so far in this series. I don’t expect to see any further. There is a point to the series name of “Infidelity”, but it was a great surprise in the first book, so I don’t want to spoil it.

  8. That’s cool how their story progress in this book. I haven’t read many series in this genre where it follows the same main couple.

    • I know, I don’t think I’ve ever read a romance that really follows a single couple the way this one has. Even Tiffany Reisz’s Original Sinners series had different couples pairing up, even if Nora was the main character throughout the series.

  9. Ya know I loved her suspense thriller. You do have me curious about this series even if these same couple series make me want to run

    • I so loved The Light series. I’ve really enjoyed all of her stuff that I’ve tried. This has been fun so far. It is a five book series. I’m really interested to see where it goes.

  10. It is good to see characters that you love once again! Especially when you weren’t expecting it! Glad you enjoyed this sequel.

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