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Gwendolyn

Crazy red head who's head over heels about family, friends and life in general!

Oklahoma City, OK, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Burned

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Karen Marie Moning
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante, Natalie Ross
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (951)
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    (851)
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    (849)

    Another shockingly suspenseful installment in #1 New York Times best-selling author Karen Marie Moning's Fever series. Burned picks up right where the surprising conclusion of Iced left off, and will feature beloved characters Mac and Dani O'Malley as they embark on another high-octane adventure in the Fever world.

    Felicia The Geeky Blogger says: "Didn't work for me!"
    "I got burned! Not what I expected....."
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    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the fever series but I don't know what happened. I wanted to continue reading about how Dani grows up and catches the boy. I expected she would get caught in the mirrors so she could catch up in age, but I didn't expect her (SPOILER ALERT) to come back as someone else. WTF? Ugh! I was so disappointed in this book and the direction of the story overall. I hope Karen is going to turn the tide back in the next book. Read it, but don't go in with expectations then look forward to the next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Flying

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Megan Hart
    • Narrated By Abby Craden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (47)
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    (44)
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    Every other weekend, Stella buys a ticket on the next flight out of town and leaves her life behind. Home is a place with too many memories, and departure is the sweetest possible distraction.

    As soon as she arrives at her destination, Stella visits the airport bar. She orders a drink and waits for the right guy to come along. A bored businessman, a backpacker, a baggage handler just off shift. If he's into a hot, no-strings hookup, he's perfect. Each time is a thrilling escape from reality that gives the term layover a whole new meaning.

    Amazon Customer says: "Why Megan Hart's stories are successful"
    "love Megan, loved this book!"
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    This is a story with a lot of heart that any woman mid life will truly relate to! Read it and you too will be flying.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Alpha's Choice: The Wolvers, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Jacqueline Rhoades
    • Narrated By Valerie Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (121)
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    (106)
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    (106)

    Katarina Bennett stopped believing in fairytales a long time ago. Prince Charming doesn't exist. Careful planning is what makes dreams come true and that's what she's spent her adult life doing. Now those plans have fallen apart. She's lost everything; her fiancé, her job, and her home. Determined to make a new start, Kat takes a job as a governess and teacher for five orphaned children and finds herself in an old Gothic mansion in the middle of nowhere with people who aren't what they seem.

    Kelli says: "Like this one better than the first"
    "Howl for going "over the moon""
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    This was a very sweet, well written story of a normal girl who becomes extraordinary when finally finding her place in life. For me the beginning moved a little two quickly as the Alpha and the teacher he hires instantly fall in love. I really wish some of the middle would have been cut out to create a better "meet cute" for the couple. Besides that, I truly enjoyed the story of Big Bad and his sweet but tough teacher. The book take a bit different point of view on family, wolves and parenting. Give it a try, I think you'll be "over the moon" too.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Before Jamaica Lane: On Dublin Street

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Samantha Young
    • Narrated By Lee Angel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (857)
    Performance
    (793)
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    (791)

    The follow-up to the runaway bestsellers On Dublin Street and Down London Road. Despite her outgoing demeanor, Olivia is painfully insecure around the opposite sex - usually, she can't get up the nerve to approach guys she's interested in. But moving to Edinburgh has given her a new start, and, after she develops a crush on a sexy postgrad, she decides it's time to push past her fears and go after what she wants. Nate Sawyer is a gorgeous player who never commits, but to his close friends, he's as loyal as they come.

    Jordy says: "The story of Olivia and Nate. Loved it!!"
    "Samantha Young Rocks!"
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    Read this book!!!!! (and every other Samantha Young book) Another home run from one of my favorite authors. She writes real characters that are the kind of friends you'd want to hang out with.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alpha

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Jasinda Wilder
    • Narrated By Summer Roberts, Tyler Donne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1030)
    Performance
    (951)
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    (952)

    I found an envelope in the mail. No return address. My name on the front, my address. Inside was a check, made out to me, in the amount of 10 thousand dollars. Enough to pay the bills and leave me some left over to live on until I found a job. Enough to let me focus on classes. There was no name on the check, just "VRI Inc.", and a post office box address for somewhere in the city. No hint of identity or reason for the check or anything. No mention of repayment, interest, nothing...except a single word, on the notes line: "You." Just those three letters.

    Lilian says: "Such a DISAPPOINTMENT!!!"
    "And the envelope please......."
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    This book is HOT, HOT, HOT! If I ever receive mysterious checks in the mail, I'm cashing them too. The characters are a bit unrealistic (but I didn't care), the hero is a bit off (but I didn't care), the story is definitely fiction (but I didn't care), there is a bit to much sex (but I didn't care), I loved this story. This is the kind of story that will NEVER happen to anyone in real life and that's exactly why I loved it. If you like steamy sex, fun loving girlfriends, long suffering but strong heroines and a billionaire hero then this book is for you. I probably would have given it a different title because this is a light bondage book and I think the cover is misleading. Enjoy your check!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Clipped Wings

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Helena Hunting
    • Narrated By Jason Carpenter, Elizabeth Louise
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (176)
    Performance
    (171)
    Story
    (174)

    From her dark hair sweeping below her waist to her soft, sexy curves, Tenley Page intrigues tattoo artist Hayden Stryker in a way no one else ever has…especially when she asks him to ink a gorgeous, intricate design on her back. Yet for all her beauty, there is something darkly tragic and damaged about Tenley that, for Hayden, is everything. Covered in ink and steel, Hayden is everything Tenley has never dared to want, awakening a desire to explore more than the art adorning his stunning body. Trapped by a past that leaves her screaming from nightmares, Tenley sees Hayden as the perfect escape.

    Jordy says: "Dark, Complex, Primal, Deep Tattooed Love Story!"
    "Tortured Birds!"
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    I hate going into a story with high expectations because my fellow readers just LOVED this story. Although, I too enjoyed Tenley and Hayden's story, I just didn't love it. There was something missing for me, I just couldn't relate. Basically two twenty something characters who have each suffered great losses find each other and build a relationship using their similar experiences as the common ground. The unrealistic part for me was that the female lead is only 10 months out from 9 members of her family and friends dying in a plane crash and when we meet her she's working, teaching and completing a masters program - WHAT? At that point I kind of just checked out although I did finish the book and I did like it but overall it wasn't good enough for me to move on to the second book to find out what happens. The fact that I went on to another series instead of finishing this one said more to me than anything about this story (even though I wanted to love it). I may go back later and catch the next book but not today.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Bully: Fall Away, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Penelope Douglas
    • Narrated By Abby Craden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (326)
    Performance
    (299)
    Story
    (296)

    I've been humiliated, shut out, and gossiped about all through high school. His pranks and rumors got worse as time wore on. I even went to Europe for a year, just to avoid him. But I'm done hiding from him now, and there's no way I'll allow him to ruin another year. He might not have changed, but I have. It's time to fight back.

    Nikki says: "I heart this book"
    "Ahhh, tortured teenagers, got to love 'em....."
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    This story is the typical misunderstood, I have issues from a traumatic experience, pissed off YA teenager story but it's well written (although there is a little at the end I would have edited out) and has a happy ending (YAY). I actually enjoyed the story quite a bit. The reader is great, the writing isn't bad and I found the characters charming and engaging. I was hooked from chapter one and finished within two days. The story made me laugh out loud a couple of times and the characters act their age instead of being written as adults. You can read the synopsis to discover the story line so I won't recap, just know I found the book worth a credit, especially if your looking for something light and easy. This is a stand alone novel so you don't have to worry about finding or waiting for part two although there is another book written from Jarod's perspective (it isn't essential to this story). Have fun discovering how to regrow wings!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Rock Chick

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Kristen Ashley
    • Narrated By Susannah Jones
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1356)
    Performance
    (1262)
    Story
    (1278)

    Indy Savage is a former wild child (okay, maybe not so "former") and current used-bookstore owner. Lee Nightingale is a former bad boy and now runs a private investigation service. Toss together a quiet barista with a not-so-lawful side-business, a crazy Vietnam Vet, a pothead, a drag queen, family and friends who will not mind their own business, a few stun guns, and a bag of diamonds, and mix them all up with some shootings, a high-speed chase and car bombs exploding, then hang on for your first wild Rock Chick ride.

    karen says: "A Rockin story"
    "Rock Chick is Rockin'!"
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    What a fun book! First let me say the narrator TOTALLY makes this listen worthwhile and I would have bought it for that alone. Second, it's a fun story with colorful characters, lots of action, drama, romance and adventure. Indy Savage is a "rock chick" who runs a local used book store (inherited) and coffee shop (added) but has a knack for getting herself into trouble. Raised by a cop father and best friends with Ali who has two bad boy brothers, there is opportunity for all kinds of shenanigans. After Indy's barista gets himself mixed up with the wrong crowd, Ali's security specialist brother Lee comes a calling and makes a deal with Indy to "protect her". Indy's been in love with Lee since she was five - enough said. The hilarity that ensues will keep you on the edge of your seat as you meet a crazy cat sitting Vietnam vet, Indy's adorable drag queen neighbors, lots of hot special agents and cops along with the mafia, and a few entertaining bad guys. There will be breaking and entering, stun gunning, gun shooting, murdering, high speed chasing, bar fighting, love making, pot smoking, rule breaking and all kinds of laughing out loud. Enjoy this lighthearted hilarious cast of character but at the time of writing this review, book two was not out. You will want to move onto the next part of the story so check before you buy!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beauty from Pain

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Georgia Cates
    • Narrated By Bunny Warren, Robert Black
    Overall
    (447)
    Performance
    (422)
    Story
    (422)

    Jack McLachlan is a winemaking magnate and easily one of Australia's most eligible bachelors. His success and wealth makes him no stranger to the complications of romantic relationships and that's why he goes to extreme measures to avoid the hassle. He prefers simplicity in the form of a beautiful female companion with no strings attached. He arranges relationships like business deals and they're always the same. No long term relationships. No real names.

    heather says: "Great story! Very Hot."
    "I didn't want to stop the pain!!!"
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    First let me just say, don't start if you have to stop. I simply couldn't stop listening. This was a fun well written story from both POV's. Jack McLacklan is a wealthy Australian playboy who doesn't do long term relationships. Matter of fact, he doesn't even do real names. Laurelyn is a beautifully broken young American musician who travels with her best friend to Australia to take a break from her life. When Jack promises her the best three months of her life with no strings attached, she agrees. They are drawn to each other from the beginning and their story unfolds with humor and great sex. Lots of funny things happen along the way to keep the story interesting and fun. Of course as predicted, they both fall in love but are to stubborn to tell. Laurelyn ends up going home without Jack even knowing her name. AHHH, but don't be to disappointed you'll have many more hours of listening with the second book in the series. Don't start one without plans for the other, you'll like it just that much. There are several reviewers irritated with the Australian accent in the book but I didn't have much trouble with it once I was used to it. Just take the story for all it's worth and enjoy.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Grabbed by Vicious

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Lolita Lopez
    • Narrated By Stella Bloom
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (300)
    Performance
    (280)
    Story
    (280)

    Hallie has never run so fast in her life. One of the frightening sky warriors from the warship Valiant is hot on her heels and intent on capturing her as his bride. He takes her down, places his collar around her neck. With one word, he claims her. Mine. Born and bred for the military, Vicious has spent years rising through the ranks. Hallie is his reward, the beautiful sprite ensnaring him with a glance. Despite her fear of Vicious, Hallie surrenders under his skillful hands and mouth.

    Candateshia Pafford says: "Nice! Great alien story"
    "Vicious is Delicious!"
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    Forced to participate in "The Grab" to save her sister, Hallie is taken by a top ranking officer from the Valiant war ship. He collars her and claims her by simply saying "mine". Assuming the horror stories are true and the women taken by these warriors are made sex slaves and severely abused, Hallie fears the worst at the hands of her sky warrior. She wakes up chained to a bondage table but soon realizes the women taken are a great honor for these men and a prize hard won. Under the hands of her new Master, Hallie blossoms in her new life. Vicious is the perfect mate and sexual partner, always concerned for his wife's satisfaction and safety. This is actually a very sweet story full of humor, action and lots and lots and lots of steamy sex. It takes a little bit different point of view on bondage and sex games that I found thought provoking. I might caution a reader that the first portion of the book is just one sex scene after another. It does take a while for the actual story to develop but once it does it is pretty good. This book is followed by two more with basically the same story with different couples and I enjoyed all three. It was nice to get out and read something different. Thanks Lolita for including all the previous characters in the other stories as the series develops.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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