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Karen

O Day of days when we can read! The reader and the book, either without the other is naught. Ralph Waldo Emerson. I Love to read, a great time for me is curling up with a great book!!!

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  • Archangel's Kiss: Guild Hunter, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Nalini Singh
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1077)
    Performance
    (808)
    Story
    (812)

    Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux wakes from a year-long coma to find that she has become an angel and that her lover, the stunningly dangerous archangel Raphael, likes having her under his control. But almost immediately, Raphael must ready Elena for a flight to Beijing, to attend a ball thrown by the archangel Lijuan. Ancient and without conscience, Lijuan's power lies with the dead. And she has organized the most perfect and most vicious of welcomes for Elena.

    Sydney says: "What a find!"
    "I have a new favorite"
    Overall

    I Love this author, I love the narrator, I love the book. This is some truly excellent writting. I can't wait till audible gets all the Nalini Singh books

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Rule: A Marked Men Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Jay Crownover
    • Narrated By Sophie Eastlake, Michael Rahhal
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (419)
    Performance
    (392)
    Story
    (395)

    Shaw Landon loved Rule Archer from the moment she laid eyes on him. Rule is everything a straight-A pre-med student like Shaw shouldn't want - and the only person she's never tried to please. She isn't afraid of his scary piercings and tattoos or his wild attitude. Though she knows that Rule is wrong for her, her heart just won't listen.

    Jordy says: "An opposites attract love story......"
    "Stellar 5 star read"
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    I loved this book!! Yep! I had to state the obvious.
    Rule was tortured mad at the world but once he fell. He become the sweetest most caring H a girl could want.
    This was a standard read. Hot nookie without the angst. It was still s great read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Mistress Diaries: Pembroke Palace, Book Two

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Julianne MacLean
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (61)

    Cassandra Montrose cannot deny that she lost her head a year ago when she was whisked out of a London ballroom by the most desirable man she'd ever met. But now she is disgraced and desperate, and the father of her illegitimate child, Lord Vincent Sinclair, is engaged to another. When Lord Vincent learns of his unbreakable bond with the passionate lover he knew for only one night a year ago, he soon finds himself drawn in. But with his inheritance at stake, he must marry the woman his father has approved.

    Karen says: "Baby Mama Drama"
    "Baby Mama Drama"
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    One night stand that ends in an unplanned pregnancy..
    I know this story line has been done to death, but mix in an eccentric father and a well meaning but scheming family and you get a light enjoyable romance

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Four Seconds to Lose: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By K. A. Tucker
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Louise, Sebastian York
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (315)
    Performance
    (296)
    Story
    (297)

    Owning a strip club isn't the fantasy most guys expect it to be. With long hours, a staff with enough issues to keep a psych ward in business, and the police regularly on his case, twenty-nine-year-old Cain is starting to second guess his unspoken mission to save the women he employs. And then blond, brown-eyed Charlie Rourke walks through his door, and things get really complicated. Cain abides by a strict "no sleeping with the staff" rule. But being around Charlie challenges Cain's self-control…and it's been a long time since any woman has done that.

    Jordy says: "Engaging, Sexy, Addicting, and Simply Amazing!"
    "An honest to God superhero! Captain save-a-ho!!"
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    In spite of myself, I really enjoyed this one. I love Caine! There are so many times and so Many people that I wanted to yell at in this book.
    The friends, the Hero and the heroine. She was so naive and in such a dangerous profession that I am not sure how she survived that long.
    The angst in this book kept me on the edge of my seat through out.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • His Bonnie Bride

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Hannah Howell
    • Narrated By MacNab Ashford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (187)
    Performance
    (173)
    Story
    (172)

    Storm Eldon was first caught up in the war between England and Scotland as a young girl, when she and her family were held hostage by their sworn enemies, the MacLagans. Years later, Storm finds herself trapped in the clutches of her Scottish adversaries once again. Now she must fight to preserve her loyalties, guard her virtue, and resist the charms of Tavis MacLagan, her handsome Highland captor.

    Jordy says: "Great romance, wonderful imagery, excellent plot!"
    "Hannah Howell does it again"
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    I loved this book. It had all the HH trademarks: other woman, dumb men, family drama and a woman who knows what she wants if not how to get it.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Chieftain: Return of the Highlanders Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Margaret Mallory
    • Narrated By Derek Perkins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (136)
    Performance
    (125)
    Story
    (125)

    With her powers to heal and see evil where others cannot, beautiful Ilysa dresses plainly, speaks softly, and loves her chieftain from afar. Yet when Connor finally stokes the embers of desire that have so long burned within her, Ilysa feels bliss unlike any she's ever known. Now as he is forced to place duty before happiness, Ilysa senses Connor is in grave peril. Can she find a way to prove she is the woman he needs by his side?

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: "Love Comes To Those Who Wait."
    "Best book in the series"
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    MM saved the best for the last. It was great to see two great people get their HEA!
    I loved the build up to their relationship and how everything worked out for them in the end.
    Great addition to a great series. Did I say great already LOL!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tall, Dark & Heartless

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By R. L. Mathewson
    • Narrated By Stella Bloom
    Overall
    (74)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (72)

    He should have left her and never looked back… That's not how things played out for Caine, a nearly one thousand year old Pyte, who should have known better. Instead of walking away years ago, he has been watching over the only human who has touched his heart. He stays to protect her, at least that is what he tells himself. When trouble finds her, he knows that he should just cut his losses and walk away, but there is no fighting the hold the child, who has become a woman, has on him.

    Karen says: "Nice Surprise"
    "Nice Surprise"
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    This was a really nice Surprise. This book had great sex, angst, action and a provided a chance to revisit with characters from previous novels.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Once and Again: Petal, Georgia Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Lauren Dane
    • Narrated By Aletha George
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (49)

    Nathan Murphy is pretty much resigned to his bachelor status - until he looks up from his desk to see an all-grown-up Lily walking into his classroom. Of all the women who turned out to be totally wrong for him, she's the only one who felt right. At least until his foolish, immature mistake drove her away. Lily has to admit that time has been more than kind to gorgeous, sexy Nathan. Except there's no room on her full plate for another complication. Especially with a man who broke her heart once before.

    Karen says: "Second Chance Romance Just as I Like It"
    "Second Chance Romance Just as I Like It"
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    This is another good one from Lauren Dane. It is also one of my favorite genres second chance romance. This was not one of those intensely emotional SCAL novels but I like that she still made the hero work for the HEA

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Line of Scrimmage

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Marie Force
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (57)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (53)

    Susannah finally has a peaceful, calm life and a no-surprises man. Marriage to football superstar Ryan Sanderson was a whirlwind of passion, heat, energy, and excitement, but Susannah got sick of playing second fiddle to his team, watching women throwing themselves at him, and living in terror of the hard hits he took on the field. With their divorce just days from being final, she's already planning a wedding with her new fiance.... Ryan has just ten days to convince his soon-to-be ex-wife to give him a second chance.

    Kristin says: "Pretty good."
    "Infuriating Female"
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    Although this was a good book, I was so annoyed with the Female lead. If there was an award for easily manipulated, she would win it. Everyone butted into her marriage and she let them. She listened and talked to everyone but her husband. Can you say TSTL!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Lash: Broken Angel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By L. G. Castillo
    • Narrated By Maren McGuire
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    Decades after being banished from Heaven for saving a life he shouldn't have, Lash is given a chance to redeem himself. His mission: protect Naomi Duran, a young woman who has lost her faith. The assignment proves to be anything but simple when his superiors, the Archangels, withhold key information about Naomi and refuse to restore Lash's powers. When an unexpected source reveals centuries-old secrets, his trust is shaken to the core, and he begins to doubt those whom he had once considered to be his greatest allies.

    Anna says: "Not as good as I expected"
    "YA Angel Romance"
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    This is probably a good book but it is a YA but that is not a genre I particularly like. The lack of bookie nookie and all. Anyway I like the fallen angel storyline

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Seducing Simon

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Maya Banks
    • Narrated By Rebecca Estrella
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (155)
    Performance
    (147)
    Story
    (148)

    Toni Langston has been in love with Simon, her best friend, for years. The night Simon breaks up with his longtime girlfriend, he and Toni make love. Toni is devastated and humiliated when, in the heat of the moment, he calls her by his girlfriend’s name. The next morning, Simon remembers nothing of the previous night and Toni is only too relieved not to remind him. Two months later, she discovers she’s pregnant. She wants Simon to love her, apart from any obligation he might feel because of the baby. So she embarks on a quest to seduce her best friend, to make him see her as more than a little sister, to make him love her as much as she loves him.

    CINDY says: "Good, Simple Romance...HORRIBLE narration"
    "Touched me"
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    This was a very touching tale of unrequited love, secrets, stupid things men do when they are drunk and everything in between.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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