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  • Playing Fate: Endgame Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Leigh Ann Lunsford
    • Narrated By Logan McAllister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    Deacon Douglas has it all. A loving home, good looks, a fast track to the major league. But then he makes a mistake. A mistake that would derail most, but not him. He takes the challenge, turns the mistake into another accomplishment. His life it altered - for the better.

    AmazonCustomer says: "Really enjoyed this story."
    "Great start to a new series!"
    Overall
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    Story

    Great start to a new series!

    I NEED the rest of this series in audio, and I need it NOW!

    This is the 1st book in the Endgame Series.

    ♥ Story ♥
    Saylor Lewis wants to make her own way in life so as not to be beholding to anyone. This all stems from childhood issues. The grudges she holds have followed her since age 13. Away at college and living in a shared condo, her resolve is put to the test when she meets the neighbors!

    Deacon Douglas has her at hello! Although she has him just as hard. Deacon and the his roommates grew up with the girls so they make a little family that tries to welcome in Saylor no matter how much she tries to resist.

    Love and heat ensues, followed by misunderstandings and misplaced loyalties. I know she is going to be a future heroine and probably has good reasons for being a twat nugget, but for this book I really want to punch Emberlee in the throat, face, lady parts, take your pick!

    I can’t really say more without giving away stuff that is just too good to spoil. Just read/listen to it!

    ♥ Author ♥
    This is my first read by Leigh Ann Lunsford and I’m hooked! I can’t wait for the rest of this series to come to audio!

    ♥ Narrator(s) ♥
    Logan McAllister in one word, Yum!
    Makes Deacon and all the boys sound delicious.
    Plus, he does all the ladies just as good.
    (Does that sound dirty, or is it just me?)

    Audiobook obtained for free at my request and I am voluntarily leaving this unbiased review
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  • Iris in Bloom: Take a Chance, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Nancy Warren
    • Narrated By Teri Schnaubelt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    Iris Chance is turning 33. She's an independent woman, the owner of the Sunflower Coffee and Tea Company in Hidden Falls, Oregon. Hidden Falls boasts clean air, natural beauty, good neighbors. The only problem is that there are zero interesting single men and Iris wants a baby.

    N. Mahoney says: "A lovely Romance"
    " It's Always About the Babies!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    It's Always About the Babies!

    This is #02 in the Take A Chance Series by Nancy Warren.

    HEA with No cliffhangers!

    These are about the members on the Chase family. I suggest reading them in order to get the best experience.

    Length: 4 hours 54 minutes

    Content Warning:
    There is mild sexplay.

    ♥ Story ♥

    Iris in Bloom is about, you guessed it, Iris. She is a bakery master, a published author, and a shoulder to cry on for the town.

    Iris ❤ Geoff

    Iris Chance is turning 33 and her baby clock is ticking loud. Being the eldest female child among the Chance siblings, she has always been the secondary mom. The small pool of eligible partners leads her to the fertility clinic. They say it takes a village to raise a child, and she has that in spades with all the Chance clan. Iris is set on her plan, but meeting the hot new English teacher puts her mind into a spin.

    Geoff McLeod left L.A. after his wife ended their marriage via text. He came to Hidden Falls for a fresh start. He left his lawyer friend to handle his divorce but is still technically married on paper. His outlook on love was grimm, until he stops at the Sunflower Coffee and Tea Company. That's when he meets Her, and his whole life changes.


    "O Captain! My Captain!"
    ---Dead Poets Society


    Iris in Bloom will inspire lots of nail biting moments that will leave you yelling in your head, or out loud , things like wait, hurry, and listen. Those that were alive in the late 80's will feel a need to stand on something to recite the above quote. There is the most interesting, yet touching re-gift ever! There is no epilogue which leads me to think that part #3 will start close to where this one ends, hopefully . This is a great edition to the Take A Chance Series, and I can't wait for more!

    ♥ Author ♥

    Nancy Warren can be very creative. That re-gift was one I've never heard of before.

    ♥ Narrator(s) ♥

    Teri Schnaubelt doesn't disappoint.

    ♥ Audio Production ♥

    Normal speed was fine.


    Audiobook obtained at my request and I am voluntarily leaving this unbiased review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Chance Encounter: Take a Chance: Prequel

    • UNABRIDGED (24 mins)
    • By Nancy Warren
    • Narrated By Teri Schnaubelt
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Daphne and Jack meet on a Greyhound bus heading north from California. The year is 1976, and Daphne is a pregnant teenager. Jack is a guy in search of a future. For these two lost souls, this is a ride that will change their lives and begin a dynasty.

    The Book Junkie Reads . . . says: "Short but to the point Daphne and Jack connect"
    "Where it all began!"
    Overall
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    Where it all began!

    This is #0.5 in the Take A Chance Series.

    HEA with No cliffhangers!

    These are about the members of the Chase family. I suggest reading them in order to get the best experience.

    Content Warning:
    There is no sex, just good chemistry.

    Ebook currently free on Amazon.


    ♥ Story ♥

    This is a Prequel to the whole Take A Chance Series. It's a short novella that let you see just how Jack and Daphne met. Their names are so close to Jack and Diane that I can't help myself from calling them that. Please keep in mind the time frame of this story. Things that are acceptable today, were very much NOT in the 70's.

    Jack ❤ Daphne

    All of this story takes place on June 17, 1976 upon a Greyhound bus heading from California to Oregon. 18 yr old Daphne is on her way to live with her great aunt after finding herself in an unplanned family way. Jack is on his way to Eugene in an effort to re-write his life story. These two just connect and its quite touching.

    Its short but insightful. I will probably want to go back and re-listen to Chance Encounter, after I'm finished with #4 because it will probably carry more weight at that point. It's a great bonus to this delightful series. Take a Chance!

    The angst is low, which I appreciate. The two love birds do face some settling down issues. I think Caitlyn is a bit of a late grower in that department, but it all works out in the end. We get to meet a good chunk of the other siblings in the beginning of this story. I look forward to all of their stories!


    ♥ Author ♥

    Nancy Warren pulls the heartstrings even for a short prequel!


    ♥ Narrator(s) ♥

    Teri Schnaubelt has a very pleasant voice. This is my first audiobook performed by her and I quite enjoyed it.


    ♥ Audio Production ♥

    Normal speed was fine.


    Ebook obtained through Kindle.
    Audiobook obtained at my request and I am voluntarily leaving this unbiased review.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kiss a Girl in the Rain: Take a Chance, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Nancy Warren
    • Narrated By Teri Schnaubelt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (76)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (68)

    Evan Chance is a man out to complete the bucket list he made as a kid, starting with ride a motorcycle across America. Caitlyn Sorenson is the sexy country doctor standing in his way. Or is she the dream he's been searching for? In this sexy, humorous contemporary romance, a lost dog brings together a wealthy drifter and a small town doctor and changes all their lives forever.

    Ginny LaMere says: "awesome"
    " Sometimes Fate Throws a Curve Ball, or a Dog ..."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Sometimes Fate Throws a Curve Ball, or a Dog That Looks Like a Mop!

    HEA with No cliffhangers!

    These are about the members of the Chase family. I suggest reading them in order to get the best experience.

    Content Warning:
    There is mild sex-play.


    ♥ Story ♥

    This is the first full title in the Take A Chance Series. All of the full titles focus on one of the 11 siblings of the Chance family. First up is Evan. He is in the upper middle of the brood.

    Evan ❤ Caitlyn

    Evan Chance is turning 35. His mom gives him the bucket/todo list he wrote when he was 12. Aside from being rich, he hasn't accomplished much else. A tragedy close to his heart, makes him realize that there is not always another day. He decides to quit his lucrative job as a corporate lawyer and set out to complete his list. He doesn't get far before fate sets him on a different path. A mop of a dog runs in front of his bike and that starts a whole new adventure. The town he finds himself in, just won't let him escape. It's in a funny way, not a creepy children of the corn kind of way.

    Caitlyn Sorenson is the local doctor. She took over her grandfather's practice. Evan ends up on her doorstep with the dog, because the sheriff was trying to play a prank on her when he says she's a vet not a people doctor. Of course she is taken with the hunky biker, but tries to be professional. Evan doesn't make it easy for her to resist by putting his lawyering skills to use.


    EVAN’S AMAZING LIFE LIST
    Make a million dollars before age 30.
    Ride a motorcycle across the country
    Kiss a girl in the rain
    Run a marathon
    Learn Spanish
    Have sex with a woman!
    Learn to play an instrument
    Travel to India
    Fly a plane
    Scuba dive a ship wreck
    Swim in every ocean
    Swim with dolphins
    Hike the Grand Canyon
    Leave the world a better place than I found it


    The angst is low, which I appreciate. The two love birds do face some settling down issues. I think Caitlyn is a bit of a late grower in that department, but it all works out in the end. We get to meet a good chunk of the other siblings in the beginning of this story. I look forward to all of their stories!


    ♥ Author ♥

    Nancy Warren made me laugh as well as pull my gut strings in anticipation!


    ♥ Narrator(s) ♥

    I enjoyed Teri Schnaubelt's performance. Its like have a friend read you a story.


    ♥ Audio Production ♥

    Normal speed was fine.



    Ebook obtained through Kindle.
    Audiobook obtained at my request and I am voluntarily leaving this unbiased review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Red Wolf

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Ellie Valentina
    • Narrated By Meghan Kelly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    When Josephine Lancaster first caught a glimpse of the handsome, muscle bound Edward Jake Hunter, she knew she would be unable to resist his charms. A steamy night of passion between the two was inevitable, and it was the best night of her life. However, Edward was a man with many secrets. Not only was Edward a werewolf, but he was a werewolf on heat. And this meant one thing and one thing only. Josephine would soon be carrying the werewolf's baby....

    Brandie @Bookwhore_am_I says: "LOVED IT!!"
    " Heat, Heart, And Secrets!"
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    This is #2 in the Werewolves On Heat Series.

    HEA with No cliffhangers!

    These are all in the same world, however I have yet to find any other connections. As of now, reading them as standalones should be OK.

    Content Warning:
    There is sex, so if that bothers you then you should avoid.


    ♥ Story ♥

    I was not able to find any direct character, location, or group connections between books one and two. If anyone has other info on that, please let me know. Both have werewolves as well as the heroine having majorly F*d up family situations. Josephine's family life is not as heart breaking as Ava's, but just as suspenseful.


    Josephine Lancaster had a one night stand at her BFF's wedding that left behind a gift of its own. Before she could process that fact, her father let let drop his plans to be marry her to his much older business partner for better financial gain. Horrified, Josie ran and ended up getting a job with the last person she could of imagined, the father of her baby. Despite her bravery in avoiding a sham of a marriage, she turns into a big chicken when it comes to telling her baby-daddy the truth.

    Edward Jake Hunter has secrets and trust issues of his own. After being used and manipulated for his gifts in the past, he is suspicious of most. Jake owns a construction business and is in desperate need for a new assistant, and is shocked to find the beautiful wedding fling as a potential hire. He wants her as much as before, but has reservations. Being the most qualified, he has no choice but to hire her. He knows she is hiding something, but is hoping its not as sinister as past experiences.


    One might think they know how this is going to play out, but you would be wrong. This is so much better. There are several twist you won't see coming. The secrets flow out at the speed of molasses, which can be a bit frustrating. It pays off if you can hold on and you will be left on the edge of your seat in the interim. There is heat and heart, and you won't be disappointed. I was hoping for a side character to be the focus of the third book, but sadly not. Maybe one will show up in a future book or spin-off series. Fingers crossed! 🤞


    ♥ Author ♥

    Ellie Valentina writes some hot shifter stories. Hoping for more from this world. Lots of secondary characters to explore!


    ♥ Narrator ♥

    Meghan Kelly brings the drama and the llve with her performance. She will also be narrating the next one too.


    ♥ Audio Production ♥

    Normal speed was fine, but I found slightly slower sounded best. I listened at 0.95 speed.
    Don't be afraid to experiment.


    Ebook obtained through Kindle Unlimited.
    Audiobook obtained at my request and I am voluntarily leaving this unbiased review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Witch's Concern: A Witch's Path, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By N. E. Conneely
    • Narrated By Jeff Hays, Laurie Catherine Winkel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (26)

    Michelle has been figuring out what her life is like now that the demon has been killed, and Sylvia and Varro are dead. Even the clans of witches trying to attract her to their way of life have backed off and given her a chance to grieve. Her relationship with Elron is stronger than ever, but there are things left unsaid. On the way to her parents' wedding, the delicate calm she’d been living in is broken. Witches are out for her blood, her family is caught in the crossfire, and friendships are threatened.

    Ian Mitchell says: "I enjoyed the first 3, this is better."
    "Absolute Power Might Not Corrupt Absolutely...."
    Overall
    Performance
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    Absolute Power Might Not Corrupt Absolutely....But It Is Addictive!

    This is #4 in the Witch for Hire Series.

    This has multiple POVs, but it is a continuing story arc revolving around One Main Character! HFN endings with no BIG cliffhangers, but there ARE open issues.
    I would advise to read these in order to get the most out of the experience.

    Content Warning:
    Still PG in terms of steam.


    ♥ Story ♥

    A lot of things were tied up in the Witch's Path Box Set, but now the big picture issues are manifesting. Michelle and Elron can at least lean on each other for their PTSD issues. Plus, there is a wedding, eventually! The ebook counterpart is available through the Kindle Unlimited program.


    It is eluded that there may of been a small breather, but this starts out crazy and doesn't let up. Sylvia's warning of more demons to come was a serious one, but no one truly knows when or where. Varro's knowledge and the Tree's gift are not things to be ignored, but Michelle's stubborn butt is determined to do so. I yelled at her so much during this book because she should know better by now! Seriously!

    A lot of characters need a throat punch, or 20, I'm looking at you Gretchen! Their bad behavior makes the loyal characters shine even more. Big shout-outs for Amber, Nana, and Elron! You guys are the best and need an award, or a cake!


    I see it as self fulfilling prophecies. They all bring it onto themselves, and most get their due. Before its all over, a whole new can of hot mess opens up and that is not even including the impending Demon problem. I am sure there is more crazy to come in the future! My fingers are crossed for a Michelle and Elron wedding, but I'm not holding my breathe.


    ♥ Author ♥

    N.E. Conneely Continues to fill in blanks, as she draws new ones.


    ♥ Narrator(s) ♥

    Jeff Hays and Laurie Catherine Winkel narrate. This is a true Duet so all the characters are the same voice all the time no matter who's POV the chapter is focused on. It's the BEST way!


    Jeff Hays continues to voice all the guys, Yay! He is still Amazeballs, but he is getting a partner in crime this time around, and it is only getting better!


    Laurie Catherine Winkel does all the girls and perfectly complements Jeff. They make an awesome duet team!



    ♥ Favorite Quote ♥
    “I would choose you a thousand times. I love you.”
    -- Elron


    Ebook obtained through Kindle Unlimited.
    Audiobook obtained at my request and I am voluntarily leaving this unbiased review.



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  • Stray

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Natasha Stories
    • Narrated By Sierra Kline, Jeffrey Kafer
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (30)

    Erin Timms took a new job as a veterinarian in Sunshine, Colorado, for two important reasons: to get away from her ex, and to give herself a chance at a new life. But when devastating news of her ex follows her there, she begins to think she has made a terrible mistake. Tall, stunning-looking Jon Miles had only one goal: to save the mountain canyon where Sunshine is located from businessmen who want to exploit it. But how can he do that when he is already an outcast? There was nothing to suggest they’d ever meet, much less strike a spark of red-hot romance.

    seelk says: "Stray"
    "2 Souls and a Dog, Seeking Love and Redemption!"
    Overall
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    2 Souls and a Dog, Seeking Love and Redemption!
    This is a standalone, HEA, NO cliffhangers!

    Content Warning: This has SEX! So if you do not like that sort of stuff, then you should avoid.

    ♥ Story ♥
    I think just about every character in this story is a stray in one way or another. The story takes place in a small town with a touristy vibe. There is deep history that is at the root of things. A lot of closets to shake out skeletons.

    Theo Miles is the one who betrayed the town, but his son Jon is the one paying the price. He has inherited his father’s shares of the company and wants to undo the wrongs to prevent more damage to the local area. He knows it’s not going to be easy, but things get tricky as the secrets start to spill out.

    Erin is trying to make her dreams come true, despite her current and past set backs. She is trying to save up to buy the vet clinic she works for, but the boss’s daughter is trying her patience and making her question her decisions. Jon brings an injured stray to Erin at the clinic and all of their lives are forever changed, including the dog.


    The large number of subplots are a doubled edged sword to me. They are set up, explained, then solved, nothing is left unanswered. I just need more! Just a little bit, to make it feel complete. Its not a biggie kind of issue, it just keeps it from being a five stars listen for me. I’m going to forever wonder about Minerva’s health and if Maharajah is ever found. Not to mention the question poised at the end as to how. Can’t really say more but when you get to the epilogue, you’ll know what I’m talking about. Doesn’t change the outcome of anything, it just perplexes the mind!


    ♥ Author ♥
    This was my first listen by Natasha Stories, and won’t be my last. Great characters. Max totally stole the show!


    ♥ Narrator(s) ♥
    Jeffrey Kafer was great. Both with voices as well as the general story narration. He is an excellent performer with a long list of titles. This is not my first, nor my last. Several of his titles are on my wish-list.

    This was my first listen by Sierra Kline. She was great at evoking the emotions. I would listen to more titles performed by her.


    ♥ Audio Production ♥
    The original speed was not consistent. Some chapters seemed slow with others being a bit too fast. I ended up settling at 1.05 speed. Don’t be afraid to experiment.

    Audiobook obtained at my request and I am voluntarily leaving this unbiased review.

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  • The Sheikh’s Secret Son: Sharjah Sheikhs, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Leslie North
    • Narrated By Nicholas Thurkettle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    Sheikh Zaid is always in control. As the son of the Sultan of Sharjah and the middle of three brothers, he's spent his whole life being groomed for leadership. When a diplomatic tour from the US comes to Sharjah, he makes it his business to ensure that he makes a good impression, but the surprising return of an old flame shocks him to the core. Rebecca Reid is a foreign aid representative with no time for ostentatious displays. She wants to see the gritty realities of Sharjah, not the polished façade. But when she finds the diplomatic tour she's joined is being led by the same man she had a wild affair with five years ago, it complicates matters.

    ABR-Penelope says: "Hidden Agendas and Babies!"
    "Hidden Agendas and Babies!"
    Overall
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    This is #3 of the Sharjah Sheikhs Series.

    HEA, NO cheating, NO cliffhangers!

    Even though these are listed as being able to be read as standalones, they are connected by characters. I always advise to read in order to get the most out of the experience.

    Content Warning:
    SEX?: OH YEAH! Both in thoughts and actions, so if you do not like sex, then you should avoid.

    ♥ Story ♥

    This is the last book in the Sharjah Sheikhs Series. Last but not least to the table is middle brother Zaid. Lucky for him, the precedent for choosing your own bride has already been set! The Sheikh's Secret Son ebook is part of the Kindle Unlimited program.

    Sheikh Zaid Al-Qasimi has a secret past that has secrets of its own! He never forgot his affair with the beautiful American five years ago, however time and circumstance made it practically impossible for them to have more. He is surprised but happy to see her in the palace with the diplomatic tour. Zaid's attempts to pick-up where they left off falls flat, and it doesn't take too long for him to find out why.

    Rebecca Reid had a wondrously short affair with a sexy Sheikh, 5 years ago! She finds him hard to forget, especially when she sees his eyes every night when she reads them a bedtime story. She has a political agenda of her own, but it doesn't include letting Zaid know of his son! Pretty F*d up considering how much of a brat she is to him when she first gets there. You know what they say about assuming?! Donkey City!

    Despite the rough start to their reunion, they eventually work it out, that they are on the same team. They have to rally if they want to save Zaid's people and economy as well their son. Lots of good plot twists to close out the series! The last few paragraphs of the story are the BEST! Even though I wanted to slap Rebecca in the back of the head a couple of times for being so rude, this is still my ♥ Favorite ♥ of the three! Lots of heart!

    ♥ Author ♥

    Leslie North loves her Sheikhs, and I am perfectly good with that! This was a very satisfying set of brothers. Sharjah Sheikhs: The Complete Series was released in March, so makes it a Definite TODO buy/credit choice!

    ♥ Narrator ♥

    The only bad thing I can say about Nicholas Thurkettle's performance is that its over. Luckily he also narrates the Adjalane Sheikhs Series! Nicholas does sexy Sheikhs oh so good!

    ♥ Audio Production ♥

    I forgot to change my speed back to 1 after my last audiobook, (so wished it reset automatically if you are starting at page one). I ended up listening at 0.95 speed, which sounded fine.
    Don't be afraid to experiment.

    ♥ Favorite Quote ♥

    “It doesn’t have to stop ever,” …
    … “I have you now, and I will always have you.”
    -- Zaid


    Ebook obtained through Kindle Unlimited.
    Audiobook obtained at my request and I am voluntarily leaving this unbiased review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Acceptable Risk

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Candace Blevins
    • Narrated By Noah Michael Levine
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Bethany has teased for years that if she ever settles down, it'll be with a harem of men. Mac is a new werewolf, and is still learning control. When he overhears the beautiful redhead at the bar wanting to take on not only him, but also the werewolf and wereleopard chaperoning his night out...he has to convince them to take her home. With two powerful shapeshifters in bed, what could go wrong?

    ABR-Penelope says: " A Woman + A Hot Leopard + 2 Sexy Wolves = Yum!"
    " A Woman + A Hot Leopard + 2 Sexy Wolves = Yum!"
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    This is #3 in the Chattanooga Supernaturals Series

    HEA, NO cheating, no cliffhangers!

    This could be taken as a standalones, but they are connected by characters. I always advise to read in order to get the most out of the experience.

    Content Warning: This is a Reverse Harem. SEX! Lots! And it gets kinky! So if you do not like that sort of stuff, then you should avoid.


    ♥ Story ♥

    This is a True Reverse Harem. All the men are there to please Bethany. They do not have sex with each other. Acceptable Risk features characters from previous books in this series as well as those from both the Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Club Series and the Safeword Series.

    Bethany wants a harem like her friend Cassie, but just for right now. This girl has some relationship issues! Mac, Jonathan, and Ranger are the men that are willing to extend the offer to our heroine. They have some issues of their own. The biggest being that they are supernaturals! Bethany freaks out more over the "mine" thing than the "furry" thing.

    This is a short listen with a LOT of steam, but manages to have a lot of heart too! I like how caring the guys were. They were willing to talk Bethany through everything. That right there is the biggest fantasy part of the whole story [image error]!


    ♥ Author ♥

    Candace Blevins is a new author to me. Loved the steam and the story, and would listen to her other audio titles once more are released.


    ♥ Narrator ♥

    Noah Michael Levine does Sexy Alpha well! Both genders as well as the general story narration was done with Gruffy Yum! Would listen to more titles performed by him.

    ♥ Audio Production ♥

    Slightly slower sounds best to me. I listened at 0.90 speed.
    Don't be afraid to experiment.


    Ebook obtained through Scribd.
    Audiobook obtained at my request and I am voluntarily leaving this unbiased review.

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  • The Sheikh's Contract Fiancée: Almasi Sheikhs, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Leslie North
    • Narrated By Craig Van Ness
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    Annabelle works tirelessly for her father’s mining company, despite their rocky relationship. So when he asks her to travel to the Middle East to complete an important business merger, Annabelle sees an opportunity. It’s her chance to prove her worth, but the culture clash proves difficult for the strong-minded American woman. She’s supposed to work closely with the son of the oil company’s CEO, but Annabelle’s not sure what to make of Imaad. He may be gorgeous, but she refuses to be cowed by his good looks or his old-fashioned ways.

    Isha Coleman says: "Love is risky business, but heady stuff."
    " Hot And Entertaining! "
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This is the first title in the Almasi Sheikhs Series.

    HEA, no cliffhangers!

    Being the first, it could be read as a standalone, but I always advise to read in order to get the most out of the experience.

    Content Warning: SEX! Plus Annabelle has a BIG potty mouth! So if you do not like sex or cursing, then you should avoid.


    ♥ Story ♥

    A bit of a new spin on the Sheikh’s arranged marriage plot. Usually it's an arrangement made by their father to a woman from their country that they are trying to avoid. This time the deal is with an American father trying to sweeten a merger deal.


    Sheikh Imaad Almasi is the youngest of the Almasi brothers. The merger is necessary to prevent massive dismissals, but he doesn't like being cornered into marriage. He is the one to initially come up with the plan: to play along until the merger is complete.


    Annabelle Thomas doesn't have the best relationship with her father, but agrees to be his representative in Parsabad. She is to see to the finial details, sign the paperwork, and in exchange, her mother's hospital bills will be paid in full. It is not until she arrives that the "Fine Print" is revealed to her. She agrees to go along with Imaad's plan but not without a contract. Annabelle swears like a champ, and I love it! It's not excessive, but sometimes in life you need a good curse word, or 4, 😊.


    Life doesn't go according to their plans, and its oh so good! This story is HOT and entertaining. Although making love out in the desert worries me. Just like the beach, sand gets EVERYWHERE! It is refreshing for both the Hero and Heroine to be equally strong/dominate. Often there is a deficit in one direction or another. There are still 2 more brothers to go and I can't wait!


    ♥ Author ♥


    Leslie North is one of my go to authors for great romance. This title has had some publication issues that can be read about on her website. I find it totally unfair and a bit F*d up, but you can read for yourself.


    ♥ Narrator ♥


    Craig Van Ness was great. Both genders as well as the general story narration was done superbly! Would listen to more titles performed by him.


    ♥ Audio Production ♥


    Original speed seemed a bit fast to me. I listened @ 0.85 speed. Don’t be afraid to experiment.


    ♥ Fave Book Quote ♥

    “Not all love fits inside the convenient boxes we make for it. It seeps out, one way or another, in ways we least expect it.”
    –Sheikh Imaad Almasi



    Ebook not currently available. See the Author website for more info.
    Audiobook obtained at my request and I am voluntarily leaving this unbiased review


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  • Dominated in Paradise: The Elephant Shifter Prince, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 18 mins)
    • By Cynthia Mendoza
    • Narrated By Aster Breck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    After Kelly discovers the wonderful palace of the Thai prince, it seems like some kind of destiny was fulfilled, like she was meant to find this place. It all feels so right, but at the same time, something keeps pulling her back home. Her career, her friends, her boyfriend. All of these things mattered, but not anymore, not out in the Thai jungle...not with the billionaire prince by her side.

    URSULA G says: "Fantasies With An Elephant"
    "I need more please!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This is part 2 of 2 of the The Elephant Shifter Prince.
    HFN ending
    This is a 2 part story, so I recommend reading in order.
    Content Warning: This does have sex, very little, but its there.

    ♥ Story ♥
    This is shorter than the first and still no interesting elephant stuff. Oh well.

    Kelly still can’t decide if she wants to stay and have a fairy tale or go home and be boring and alone. Such a hard choice! I think the girl is crazy, but its not my choice. Prince Chakrii isn’t asking her to give up what she does for a living, he just wants to come first. He gives her everything and she is soo, stubborn. Chakrii deserve better! I don’t know if there is another one planned, but the ending feels more of a HFN than a HEA. This would of been better as one story rather than parts, with an added epilogue to tie it all up. Only time will tell if there is going to be a third part. All current parts are in the Audible Romance Package.

    ♥ Author ♥
    Cynthia Mendoza writes some great short fiction, but this one feels incomplete.

    ♥ Narrator(s) ♥
    Aster Breck continues to do a good job with all the characters voiced, both male and female.

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