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Gloria

COLUMBUS, OH, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • 35 reviews
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  • Decadent: Wicked Lovers Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Shayla Black
    • Narrated By Lexi Maynard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (632)
    Performance
    (576)
    Story
    (578)

    How can a virgin seeking happily ever after with a hot pop star who has a penchant for threesomes win her fantasy man? Kimber Edgington desperately needs a plan to convince Jesse McCall, who's been her friend and secret crush since they spent a summer together as teenagers, that they are meant for each other. But all the tabloid stories about his sexual escapades make her feel oh so inadequate.

    Sandra says: "To Menage or Not"
    "Terrible Narrator!! Could Not Listen to it!!"
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    The narrator has so much impact on the books I listen to and this one was very monotone and extremely boring to listen to. Authors please take note*****A Narrator can make or Break a Good Story***!! I am sure this was a very good book but I could not get through even half of the first chapter.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ripped: The REAL Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Katy Evans
    • Narrated By Sebastian York, Elizabeth Louise
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (62)

    When an angry, heartbroken girl is forced to be near her rocker ex-boyfriend, only time will tell if the fire between them will consume them both. Pandora, the gothic friend of Brooke (Real, Mine, Remy) and Melanie (Rogue), thought that getting her heart broken by her bad boy rocker ex could only happen once. But now, he's back in town with the biggest concert of the year. Pandora hates him so much that she gets Melanie to come with her and play a prank on him at his gig.

    Susan says: "Good but a little slow"
    "Another Great Story by Katy Evans"
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    I had been waiting for awhile for Ripped to come out on Audible and it was worth the wait. I loved the story between McKenna & Pandora. I think Katy Evans is an excellent writer and I hope she comes out with another book in "The Real Series". It's hard to write a review without giving up too much of the story, but I am glad McKenna didn't have one of those times where he hooked up with another girl while Pandora was around. That happens a lot in some of the best romance stories that it takes down the sincerity and happiness of the story. I wish the book was a little longer but I am still glad I got to hear the love story between McKenna & Pandora. I would recommend it to others, but you really need to read/listen to the other books in The Real Series first.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • After: After, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Anna Todd
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Louise
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (43)

    There was the time before Tessa met Hardin, and then there’s everything After... Life will never be the same. #Hessa... Tessa is a good girl with a sweet, reliable boyfriend back home. She’s got direction, ambition, and a mother who’s intent on keeping her that way. But she’s barely moved into her freshman dorm when she runs into Hardin. With his tousled brown hair, cocky British accent, tattoos, and lip ring, Hardin is cute and different from what she’s used to.

    Jen Lewin says: "Dramatic and Suspenseful!"
    "Abusive and Demeaning Boyfriend Romance Story"
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    This was a good book and it did keep me intrigued with all the drama, so much so that I stayed up all night long to finish the 2nd half of it to the end. (So Extremely tired at work now) It is about an abusive boyfriend that is so demeaning and cruel to his girlfriend regardless of how much she gives up for him. I wish Tesse could have made a true friend in college that she could depend on and go to for help and advice. I kept hanging in there hoping Hardin would eventually make a drastic change and start treating Tesse with some respect. Does NOT happen which is very disappointing. I could NOT believe the cliffhanger ending and cannot wait until 11/25/14 when the next book comes out. I guess that's why they always leave good stories like they do, I hope that in the second book Harlin gets what he deserves and Tesse learns to get a back bone and she ends up happy with someone else who appreciates and deserves her.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Save the Date: Better Date than Never, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Susan Hatler
    • Narrated By Martha Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    Kristen knows men hide things. Case in point, her last boyfriend turned out to be married. Just like anyone else, Kristen is devastated. However, since Kristen evaluates people for a living, her ex’s duplicity has her searching for a new career as well as swearing off men. Touring history museums with her sexy friend Ethan doesn’t count, because he has a girlfriend, and has only shown friendly interest in Kristen. He even helps with her career counseling tasks.

    Robert Zimmermann says: "Review: Save the Date, by Susan Hatler"
    "Cute, Short Romance Story."
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    This was my first Susan Hatler book and I am glad I read this book. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the books in the "Save The Date" series. Susan's books remind me a lot of Kelly Elliott's books...clean and cute characters that you love to read about. I liked the advice that Kristen gave the lady in HR about writing down her top 10 reasons to leave or stay at her job or go with her husband. Good Advice!!
    I was glad to see Ethan show up at Kristen's birthday party with his boat and WITHOUT bringing another girl with him. I see that happen so many times in other romance stories and I feel it ruins the story. I prefer to see the other person (girl or guy) stay devoted to the other one and to stick things out. The only advice I could give would be to include some sexy scenes in the story. It needs more love and romance in the story,

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • In Her Wake: A Ten Tiny Breaths Novella

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By K.A. Tucker
    • Narrated By Sebastian York
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (31)

    Before you knew him as Trent in Ten Tiny Breaths, he was Cole Reynolds - and he had it all. Until one night when he makes a fatal, wrong decision…and loses everything. When a drunken night out at a Michigan State college party results in the death of six people, Cole must come to terms with his part in the tragedy. Normally, he’d be able to lean on his best friends - the ones who have been in his life since he could barely walk. Only, they’re gone

    S. Smail says: "Stalking is not sweet"
    "Very Depressing Story"
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    This story was so depressing I could barely get through it. The only good thing about this purchase was the narrator Sebastian York, he is FANTASTIC!!!
    I purchased this book because of the high rating that was listed for it and man was that ever WRONG!!! I had to double check what the category this was listed under and I thought it was listed under Romance, Contemporary, but it was NOT, It is listed under Fiction, Chick lit and I never buy ANY books in that category. Very disappointed. I would have returned it but since it was only $4.71 I chose to keep it. Thank goodness it was a short story.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Falling Under

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Jasinda Wilder
    • Narrated By Piper Goodeve, Gabriel Vaughan, James Fouhey
    Overall
    (163)
    Performance
    (157)
    Story
    (157)

    My name is Colton Calloway. You've heard part of my story, but it turns out there's more. My little girl, Kylie, is all grown up. Seventeen, beautiful, and talented, just like her mother. And just like Nell, my daughter seems to have fallen for a bad boy, one with a lot of darkness and a lot of secrets.

    Gloria says: "Great book!! A must read Romantic Love Story!!"
    "Great book!! A must read Romantic Love Story!!"
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    This had everything I love in a romantic love story. You get to see the couple get together with a few (as usual) obstacles, but the love that builds between Kylie and Zo is so beautiful. The open relationship that Kylie has between her dad is so unbelievable, something that I wish my husband had with our daughters. I know it's only a book, but this one really pulled me in. I took the book everywhere with me and listened to it every free second I had. I haven't even finished the book yet but I wanted to start writing the review while it was fresh I my mind. This is my second book written by Jasinda Wilder And both books have far surpassed my expectations in a romance story. I hope there is more like this coming.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Crazy Good

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Rachel Robinson
    • Narrated By Marc Bachmann, Shirl Rae
    Overall
    (139)
    Performance
    (130)
    Story
    (133)

    Navy SEAL Maverick Hart has everything. Women want him. Grown men idolize him. The job, the glory - it's all his. Not because it's handed to him but because he works hard for it. The second his sights lock on something, he owns it-or destroys it. Windsor Forbes only takes calculated risks in her profession and in her personal life. After being left at the altar by the only person she's ever loved, the very last thing she's looking for is a relationship - especially the insane brand an arrogant Navy SEAL is offering.

    Yvette says: "WHAT BEAUTIFUL DEPTH AND EMOTION WITHIN THIS LOVE!"
    "Great Love Story!"
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    This was a great love story! I am so glad I bought this book. I highly recommend it. There were ups and downs but in the end every thing comes together. There was a part in the story that made me cry, it was very hard to get through it. I don't want to spoil it for you but this part will touch everyone who reads this book. It's going to be hard to top this book, but I hope Rachel Robinson continues her great writing abilities and shares it with all of us.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Hard to Love

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Kendall Ryan
    • Narrated By Alexandria Wilde, Sean Crisden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (68)

    Cade takes cares of his sick younger sister by doing what he does best - cage fighting and starring in adult movies. But when his latest gig finds him admitted to the ER, he can't get the pretty little nurse. Tired of being pigeonholed as the innocent one, nursing student Alexa has been looking for ways to break out of her goody-two-shoes image. When her friend suggests the outlandish idea of losing her virginity to the sexy and sure-to-be-skilled porn star, Alexa is mortified. But Lord help her, she might just be falling for a porn star....

    Jordy says: "Two Words: Porn Star"
    "Very Cute-Romantic Love Story-Well Worth the Read!"
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    It's been awhile since I have purchased a really good book that draws me in but "Hard to Love" was one of the rare ones. I normally don't write many reviews on books but I really liked this book. I listened to the whole book in one sitting....needless to say I was up late until 2:30 am, This was a very cute, sexy love story that pulled me in until the end. The only thing bad I can say about this book was it wasn't long enough, I wanted more. I hope the next book I purchase by Kendall Ryan is a little longer. I would recommend this book to everyone and must say it is worth the credit to me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hard As It Gets: A Hard Ink Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Laura Kaye
    • Narrated By Seraphine Valentine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (341)
    Performance
    (316)
    Story
    (318)

    Trouble just walked into Nicholas Rixey's tattoo parlor. Becca Merritt is warm, sexy, wholesome, pure temptation to a very jaded Nick. He's left his military life behind to become co-owner of Hard Ink Tattoo, but Becca is his ex-commander's daughter. Loyalty won't let him turn her away. Lust has plenty to do with it too. With her brother presumed kidnapped, Becca needs Nick. She just wasn't expecting to want him so much.

    L.W. says: "Good Story...."
    "Not as good as expected"
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    What disappointed you about Hard As It Gets?

    It just didn't draw me in like I expected it to based on the reviews. Disappointed.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Laura Kaye again?

    Yes. I believe in giving every author a second chance, so I will read the next book in the installment of "A Hard Ink" to see if it gets better.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    It seemed at times the tone of voice was so monotone and boring it was hard to pay attention to.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The love scenes were good but could have been so much more steamier.


    Any additional comments?

    Nick should've opened up more in the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Beautiful Idea: The Beautiful Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Emily McKee
    • Narrated By Viv Williams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (62)

    She grew up in a world filled with poverty and hatred from the person who gave birth to her and had decided she would finally make her ideas a reality. After moving away to college as a junior she ran into the University of Maryland's walking one-night stand. Literally.

    Candateshia Pafford says: "Very good (Love Book)!"
    "Great Love Story.... Finally!"
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    Would you listen to A Beautiful Idea again? Why?

    Yes I would listen to "A Beautiful Idea" again. It was a nice change to actually read about two people falling in love and staying together. No games and backstabbing like many other love stories.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character was Ryder, you could tell that he really loved Isabelle with all his heart and soul.


    What does Viv Williams bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Yes Viv. Williams was a great reader, I especially loved the voice of Ryder...it made him seem so much more sexier.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes I would've loved to listen to the book in one sitting but between all the family interruptions it was impossible to do so.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a nice change of love story to read, no backstabbing or going from one person to another and the two people that were in love actually told each other how they felt. You didn't have to guess when there was going to be a fight or if one person was going to go out with someone else. It's nice to read how the love story begins and ends and you get to hear all about the smexy romantics love scenes the two lovers have. Kudos to Emily McKee I can't wait to read the next book "A beautiful Mess". I hope it's just as good.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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