Black Swan Affair is one of my favorite angsty love triangle audiobooks!
“And he destroyed me the day he married my sister instead of me. So I did the only thing a girl like me in my position could do. I got my revenge. I married his brother, Kael. Now we’re one big happy f–king family.”
When I read the summary to Black Swan Affair I chuckled and rolled my eyes, haughty as I can be. It sounded like such a clusterfuck of drama! But it so happened that I found myself in the mood for something angsty and I went ahead and downloaded this audiobook. And let me tell you, I rolled my eyes no longer!
written by K.L. Kreig
narrated by Ava Erickson and Tad Branson
Angsty Romance is an art and I rarely see it done well. Because it’s difficult to find a valid reason for angsty adults! They shouldn’t look immature or silly, but angst usually makes them seem just like that…
Black Swan Affair is a class of its own! The angst is thick, yet every bit of it works. And very little of it is down to someone just making stupid decisions and being immature.
An surprising Heroine
After a few minutes, I already noticed with surprise that Mavs is a truly likable heroine and not at all what I expected after reading the blurb. Ava Erickson’s wonderful voice helps a lot to make your heart break instantly for this woman whose heart is shattered and who got so thoroughly screwed over. She sounds so vulnerable!
The events from the blurb happen in the first 15 minutes of the audiobook and the story continues with a lot of flashbacks, unraveling the entire mess. These flashbacks are a bit of an issue in audiobook format. You can’t miss the date at the start of the chapter or you might have to go back. But the two wonderful narrators make this an absolutely fantastic pick as audiobook!
I simply love Ava Erickson’s voice. She does great intonations, has a great set of voices, and is an absolute pleasure to listen to. The same goes for Tad Branson! Both of them manage to transport the emotions in this book in a way that made my heart hurt for these people. The woman who lost the love of her life to her sister and doesn’t even know why. And the man who knows that the love of his life wants someone else…
The story itself hurts so much. But after all the love triangle pain, the ending is all the much sweeter. And I was so happy for the way this turned out!
This book is an absolute must for fans of angsty Romance and love triangles!