Sutton, Australia | Member Since 2009
I love the whole series of Wicked Play and this book was just as good. The story of Seth, Ally and Tyler was really sexy and emotional. Lots of hot sex scenes with MMF action. I think Emily Caldwell did a pretty good job but her male voices need some work. Overall worth the credit
On the whole I really enjoyed this book but the ending really put me off.
Ella finds her boyfriend of four years cheating on her, she panics and runs. Ella and Kyle were due to spend a week rekindling their relationship at a cottage on the beach so this is where she heads. Sobbing and distraught she pulls into the local bar where she meets Porter Masters and suddenly Kyle's betrayal doesn't seem quite as earth shattering as it did moments ago.
This book was a nice interesting read and I just love Porter, I liked Ella but she did have a couple of stupid moments. Although enjoyable it wasn't without its faults and if I'm being totally honest I didn't like the way it ended, not just the fact that it ended but I didn't like the way it did so I personally won't be reading the next one which is a shame since until then it had been good.
Romy Nordlinger was OK but not great with the delivery of the story.
The story takes place in the middle ages in a German State and is hard to put down. The Hangman is the town executioner, torturer, herbalist, and a family man. He and his family are necessary to the town and at the same time are outcasts of the society. His daughter is a haughty sexy girl who defies the norms as does the Hangman and a local young physician. All are ahead of their time in a world mired in superstition, and religious fervor. A murderer is at work killing children, a mystical mark is found on the bodies, a witch is blamed and the authorities are too eager to find an easy solution to the problem.
The Hangman and the physician use science and common sense to unravel the mystery. The villains and the heroes use violence and torture to achieve their ends. Well written, historically accurate, this is a good read.
Grover Gardner did a good job delivering the story
Wrong Bed, Right Guy is your basic, light romantic book.
Bad boy (Gabe Schultz), a nightclub & tattoo shop owner, falls for good girl (Elle Walser), an art gallery coordinator who works for Gabe's brother. The premise has promise (Elle wishing to seduce Gabe's brother goes to what she thinks is his bed in the middle of the night but ends up with Gabe instead). However, there really wasn't much more to the storyline than that. No real love triangle or other unpredictable obstacles to overcome. Just a few misunderstandings and trust issues which the characters must resolve, and then a HEA.
While the storyline and characters could have used a little more development, Ms. Kensington's performance as narrator was relatively good. She played the part of the perfect, albeit somewhat whiny and needy heroine, to a T. Her voice hit just the right intonation to drive Elle's personality traits home. Additionally, her differentiation between male and female characters was well developed, and she did a great job with the steamy parts!
This is a good book for anyone who is looking for a light, predictable romantic read. Ms. Kensington's narration further makes it that much easier to just sit back and enjoy. This is the perfect book to listen to after a long, hard and trying day. Just put your headphones on, sit back and relax, while you listen to Ms. Kensington tell Gabe and Elle's story.
Haunting Blackie is the eighth Cyborg book, and I really recommend they be listened to in order, it was nice to get more of the background on the whole escape from Earth part. I also loved some of the new twists added to the series.
Blackie and Eve were refreshing because there wasn’t a lot of time spent trying to convince Eve to love a Cyborg. She knows what he is, and is all on board with loving him. It was nice to Blackie fall in love, especially since in past books he’s been a bit of a jerk.
With the new twists, the story keeps up the same fast pace I’ve come to expect from the series, and I also loved the little bit of a secondary romance between Gene and Eve’s sister Danica. Eve gets major points for being a seriously capable and strong heroine. Possessive and very Alpha males than Blackie is a great hero.
This is definitely a great story, and I will keep an eye out for the next Cyborg story. I really love the futuristic and character driven stories.
Mindy Kennedy's delivery of the story was outstanding.
This book has lots of good reviews but it drove me nuts. The summary was so exciting but I got lost on who is the main character actually was with so many characters in the book. Chapters that flashes back and repeat the situation of what happened in the last chapter is just a pain since we already know what happened. To many stories going on within the story it made my head spin. It sounded like you had great ideas but they were all just shoved into one book and quickly told instead of connecting with the character in the book.
The men in the book are just stupid to the point of being unbelievable. Griffin in particular does something truly terrible to someone he is supposed to love. That happened early in the book and really put me off the story.
Another thing I didn't care for is the way all of the main females have multiple guys that are completely in love with them. Not just attracted, or interested, or even major lust, but "in love". It dilutes the emotion and makes the "true love" unbelievable.
Note to author: PLEASE tone down the "Lovely" it really became annoying! I started skipping over the storyline because you were using it in place of her name in every single thought Chase had of her. It is a nickname and should be used sparingly and not replace her actual name. She has two of them! Please use one of them instead.
Edge of Courage.........by Elaine Levine
This novel had an emotionally broken hero that tore at your heart. Rocco Silas is a former military Red Team operative, and lived deeply undercover in Afghanistan for several years.
He has seen the worst of humanity and carries the mental and physical scars with him no matter where he goes. After returning to the U.S. he is treated at Walter Reed for his PTSD. Drugs that left him numb, and unable to function were their answers for him. He pretended he was fine, secretively stopped taking the drugs, and hit the road. One of his teammates, Kit Bolanger, pleads with Rocco to help his half-sister Mandy Fielding. She is trying to get a therapeutic riding school off the ground and is running into some disturbing issues. Vandalism, theft and exiting employees are threatening her plans.
Mandy , our heroine, is a beautiful, strong and caring woman. She is a trained massage therapist, and has an amazing way of calming children, adults and animals. At their first meeting Mandy can see the pain and conflict in Rocco's life, and soon learns the gravity of his PTSD. He feels he is a broken man, not deserving of comfort or peace. Mandy feels very differently .
It was such a relief when Rocco finally realized how lucky he was to have Mandy in his life, and he vowed to protect her with his own. Very dangerous men from Rocco, Kits, and their other teammate Ty's past threaten their future, and Mandy's .
This novel was action-packed, and contained a beautiful love story. I very much enjoyed meeting the Red Team. I highly recommend this novel to listeners who enjoy military romances with a bit of cowboy.
Please Audible bring us the rest of the series
Eric G. Dove was outstanding with the delivery of the story
*Sighhh....I loved this book. It was so overwhelmingly romantic and the main couple, Layton and Whitley were so perfect for each other. It was almost, ALMOST borderline too perfect, but it had just enough grit and angst to keep them imperfectly perfect.
Whats it about?
Whitley, our heroine, is in the hospital in NY after being beaten, yet again, by her fiance. Her BFF Courtney is there and together they plot to leave right out of the hospital. Whitley wants to go to Llano, TX, a place she's heard about from a family friend. She and Courtney pull up their city girl panties and move out to the country ASAP.
Finally being free from her abusive ex, Whitley starts her long time dream of running her own event planning company. She breaks down on a back road, headed to her first client, and Layton just so happens to be passing through on his horse (the road runs along his land)and saves the day.From there, the story takes off!
Who are they?
Whitley is a very strong heroine. Yes she was put through the ringer with her ex for 4 years. However, he didn't break her. She didn't flinch every time a man entered her space and she wasn't going to let the past beat her down. She still had a great outgoing personality and she and Courtney together are a riot. I loved how she didn't break into this weak character that needed rebuilding by the hero. It definitely made it more fun to read about these two bantering and matching wits. Her only problem with loving again is being afraid to. After what her ex became, she's afraid she'll let someone take over her life again.
Layton is a soft at heart cowboy who's had his whole world taken from him. No one from his past, aside from his friends, is still with him. Over the years his mother died, his father left them, and then his big brother died. Shortly after that, as in the next day after his brother's death, his longtime girlfriend left him too.
So Layton is used to people leaving him, he's too scared to let anyone in, because he knows they'll just leave eventually.
Together these two are dynamite! At first they fight each other tooth and nail and HATE each other. Slowly, things start changing and once they do, it's nonstop, hot sexy time.
I loved how the author wove so many things from the past into the present, showing these two that fate had sealed their deal before they even knew it.
I absolutely love Courtney and Reed and can't wait for their book.
I totally recommend this read to anyone who loves a good strong alpha male, who's possessive as all get out. This is a great, hilarious, love story!
PS - I ain't gonna lie, there are a few cheesy parts, but you can easily ignore them once you get use to seeing these two in love.
The dual narration by Shirl Rae , Nelson Hobbs was good. Nelson Hobbs was the best of the two.
IMHO two narrators are unnecessary unless they play the male and female roles. I see a lot of people who comment about disliking dual narrators yet the publishers keep doing it.
WOW, the blend of western romance and contemporary erotic makes this book explosive!!!
Channing has escaped her life where she feels like she doesn't belong and run off to join the Rodeo tour with a real life cowboy. When that cowboy turns out to be one big sleazeball she is left wondering what now? Enter Colby, one sexy ass, strong ALPHA cowboy who wants nothing more than for Channing to join him and his mates for the rest of the Rodeo tour. The catch is that she must be willing to share her bed with all three whenever and however they want. The thought excites Channing and she quickly agrees to his proposal.
The sexcapades that ensue are freaking HOT. The sex scenes vary between F/M, M/M & M/F/M so if that's not your thing then don't buy this book. This book was extremely easy to listen to and flowed along at a good pace. It was not deep and heavy which I liked but rather mixes a HEA romance with an erotic twist. The M/M romance sub story was interesting and I hope there is another book in the series that resolves this couple's story. Although this is part of a series it can be read as a standalone so enjoy without worrying about a cliff hanger :)
I'm not usually a fan of western romance but Lorelei James has written this book so well she may have just converted me ;) If you love cowboys and some steamy sex then you will LOVE this book!!!
Rebecca Estrella was fantastic with the delivery of the story.
In "Pines," Blake Crouch has created an intriguing tale of mystery that will keep readers guessing till the end. Crouch created believable characters to people the mystifying town he creates in "Pines." Though, the main character, Ethan Burke, at times seemed a little off his game as a secret service agent
Waking on his back in a field on the edge of a town called Wayward Pines somewhere in Idaho, Ethan Burke, a secret service agent, has no memory as to who he is or where he is; only that he is surrounded by mountains and a beautiful blue sky. Try to sit up he finds he is injured and dazed. With no identification, money, or cell phone on his person Ethan treks into the town looking for answers. As bits and pieces of Ethan's memory return, the peaceful idyllic appearing town of Wayward Pines is not what it appears to be on the surface. For one thing he just cannot seem to get in touch with anyone on the outside of town beyond those scenic mountains. Although the people living in the Victorian style houses about town seem friendly enough at first, Ethan begins to wonder about the strange looks he receives and why no one wants him to leave.
Crouch has written a novel in which the words flow with a tempo that makes the reading easy and enjoyable. Also, Crouch easily conveys a sense of suspense within the mystery of the goings on in Wayward Pines. This mystery, science fiction, thriller will keep you wanting answers and therefore keep the pages turning.
However, during the first 100 or so pages (the book I have is 329 pages) I thought I was reading the script from an old Twilight Zone episode I had seen on television as a youngster. This is not to say the novel was disappointing. Quite the opposite, Blake Crouch's plot had similarities up to that part in the plot. As I continued to read the plot soon revealed itself to be quite different from that point on and Crouch proved inventive by conjuring up an interesting ending.
Crouch is not on a plane with King, or Koontz, yet. He does show potential for someday being on par with them. In summation this novel may not appeal to everyone, but if one takes time to read all the reviews I am sure many will decide to read "Pines." I give it 4 Stars; the final twist near the end (50 pages or so) boosted it from a 3 Star. It had a pleasing ending that was satisfying
This book was OK. I thought it started off quite rough, but did eventually smooth itself out. I enjoyed the H & h (though I did want to slap Shawna on more than once occasion). Oddly, my favourite character was Dammon. He was just a side character (and apparently the H of the next book in the series), but I quite enjoyed his calm demeanour.
Though I generally enjoyed the book, I am not without complaints. I hate making this criticism, because I think it is horribly over used, but a lot of the book is told instead of shown. I think a full 10% goes by in the beginning before the reader gets a single sentence of dialogue that isn't in someone's memory. The reader is also told repeatedly how skilled Shawna is, but we don't really see her fight or defend herself at all. We're also treated to quite a lot of internal dialogue as both Shawna and Chad tell themselves how sexy the other is.
Though I imagine it comes into play in future books I also didn't see the importance of the Dracula connection. It is set up in the prologue and he shows up once in the book, but doesn't seem to have an active role in the plot. I was left wondering, 'what's that all about?'
I also felt that the two dangers to Shawna didn't seem to line up. She's supposed to be running for her father and that's the basic framework of the story, but a good 75% of the book goes by before there is any real threat present to her by him. Most of the action centres around a demon she randomly encounters when she moves to Scotland (and amazingly and coincidentally moves in next door to Chad). This demon has nothing to do with the whole father situation and really felt very out of left field to me.
I also never understood Chad's attitude toward Shawna. If you were meeting a woman for the first time (and all subsequent encounters with her) and needed to convince her to trust you to protect her while she endangered herself for the greater good, would you're chosen method be antagonism and smug arrogance? He keeps trying to get her agree to his dangerous plan, but never gives her a straight answer to anything and purposefully goads her at every turn. Yes, it made for some amusing verbal sparing, but compromised his own goal repeatedly.
I will happily say this isn't a case of insta-love. At least not on Shawna's part. It is however a stunning example of sex = love. Shawna doesn't trust Chad and he only admits to lusting after her. Then they have sex and voila, sudden boundless, eternal love exists. I got a little whiplash I think.
Then, after 250+ pages of supposedly running from her sociopath father (that we almost never see) the whole book wraps up in about a page and a half. The climax was a little underwhelming I have to admit. Despite all of the above, I did enjoy most of the book. It took a little while for me to settle into the story. But once I did it rolled along well enough and it presented an interesting new birth of vampires myth.
Valerie Gilbert was good with the female voices but her male voices were not so good. Also she missed the g's in words like "Long" which was pronouced "lon" that was distracting and annoying.
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