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K. April Holgate

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  • Yellowstone Heart Song: Yellowstone Romance Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Peggy L Henderson
    • Narrated By Alexandra Haag
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Nurse and avid backpacker Aimee Donovan is offered the opportunity of a lifetime. She encounters a patient who tells her he can send her two hundred years into the past to spend three months in the rugged Yellowstone wilderness at the dawn of the mountain man era. The only requirement: she cannot tell anyone that she's from the future.

    Susane Kathie Hamilton says: "The Romantic beginning of a FANTASTIC SERIES!!"
    "Sweet Time Travel Romance"
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    I tend to have a love hate relationship with time-travel books. This one falling it the love category. Really well crafted story with great twists and turns.

    I loved the way it started, it picks up with Aimee in 1810, as she wanders you get the whole story of how she came to be here rather than 2010. Thank goodness she actually has some survival training, too bad she did not prepare better. I loved her spirit and energy. She does a great job of rolling with the punches.

    Daniel takes a while to warm up to, he has issues and acts tough to protect his heart. He has the whole Alpha wilderness male down perfectly. Once you get to know him better he will win you over. But it really too me some time to get to like him enough to fall in love.

    This is in a mixed narrative style, you get the POV's of the two leads, most of the time it is Aimee. There are also a few scenes from other character's POV, it helps give a fuller story and greater understanding of motivations. This style really goes a long way in making Daniel like-able, cause he comes off jerky from Aimee's side of things.

    The romance grows over time and develops naturally. I enjoyed the dynamic between Aimee and Daniel once they sort out their issues. The story gets a little steamy, not full on erotic detail but some very smexy lovin occurs with an open bedroom door. You won't need a cold shower but a fan for your face might be a good idea to have handy!

    I listened to the audiobooks narrated by Alexandra Haag. She does a nice steady read with distinct voices. I generally like a swifter read, even at triple time it felt slower. She has a relaxing tone that lends itself to the story. During action moments there is a feeling of energy and urgency instilled into the read. I enjoyed her read, just wish I could have sped it up a touch.

    Overall, this is a really entertaining read. I can't say that any of the events surprised me, but it still managed to make me cry at a couple points. I am a sucker when it comes to romances!! I hoped the next book would be her friend Jana, but that seemed to be wrapped up in the Epilogue. I am eager to see what happens in the next book, it will be interesting to see what happens in the time travel.

    Disclosure - I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts, opinions and ratings are my own.

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  • Wolf Creek Alpha: Texas Pack, Part 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Jo Ellen
    • Narrated By Jonathan Waters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Lisa is a snarky witch using humor to navigate her new 'normal'. Rafe is an alpha male, growling one moment, then grinning the next as he tries to corral his stubborn, defiant witch. Lisa has no idea that magic actually exists until she is threatened by a powerful dark fae - and until she meets the alpha of the East Texas wolf pack. Rafe is in charge of guarding the pack's magical pond. And, now, he's in charge of guarding Lisa too.

    K. April Holgate says: "Just not my cup of tea"
    "Just not my cup of tea"
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    I really wanted to love this book, but there was just too much going on to follow. I like a complex read, but this was all over the place at times. I had to have my full focus on reading to not get lost.

    The characters were kind of one dimensional. I wasn't getting a ton from them. I did like Lisa and all her sass. I liked her banter with Rafe, most of the time. For some reason I just wasn't vibing with this one. It happens, not every book connects with every reader.

    The fae elements are way too vague. I felt the world building was haphazard, at best. I cannot say I have any understanding of how this shifter and fae world works. There are also major holes in the plot.

    Part of my problem may have been that I listened to the audiobook narrated by Jonathan Waters. His read was oddly paced and not happy ears. I listened at every speed setting available, really hoping one would be great, sadly none of them worked out. The women's voices were an issue, big pet peeve with going too high and making them whiny.

    Overall, this was disappointing on so many levels. I did finish the book, so it wasn't all bad. I don't think I will be getting the other books in the series, not for me I guess.

    Disclosure – I received this audiobook in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts opinions and ratings are my own. I was under no obligation to post a review or give positive feedback.

    *** I hope this review was useful to you and helped your decision to read or not read this book. I love reading and sharing my opinions with other readers. I listen at double speed; all my impressions of the narration are from that setting. Thanks for taking the time to read my review! You can see more audiobook reviews on my blog Eargasms Audiobook Reviews ***

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  • Protecting Fiona: SEAL of Protection, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Susan Stoker
    • Narrated By Stella Bloom
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
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    Story
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    Cookie "Hunter" Knox was good at his job, infiltrating behind enemy lines was one of his specialties. His SEAL team relied on him to do his job, just as he relied on them to do theirs. Ever since two of his teammates found a woman that completed them, their dangerous Ops seemed a bit more intense. Cookie knew if he had a woman who belonged to him, he'd never let her go. Little did he know the SEAL team's latest mission to Mexico would change his life forever.

    K. April Holgate says: "I liked it, but..."
    "I liked it, but..."
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    This third book in the series is a tough read. The subject matter is deep and has loads of emotional impact. I enjoyed the story, but there we a few issues along the way.

    A constant issue with this series is the lack of pronouns. Almost every paragraph starts with the character's name. It was a minor annoyance in the first two books, with this one it almost had me stopping. It has a weird feel and totally takes you out of the read. Especially when it is Cookie this and Cookie that and Cookie Cookie Cookie!

    I really like Fiona and Cookie's dynamic, however, reality has to be suspended a bit. There are very serious issues that were ignored at first. I did like the way it was handled later, but it only had the last 1/4 of the book to delve into the real issues facing the relationship. The very real issues Fiona was facing were handled very well. You had a glimpse into the reality of PTSD. She knew it wasn't real and yet she did not.

    Ugh, insta love is not the way to go!!! it just did not read as true. You felt it growing but they were not at "I love yous", more of a dependency on her part than anything. If the book had been longer and we had the PTSD earlier, things could have developed with a more natural feel. I wish we could have had more of the time that built up to the epilogue. That would have been the real meat of the story.

    There was a bit of steam here, which was kind of rushed and felt awkward under the circumstances. I am talking about the heavy petting throughout the story not the epilogue. The epilogue was totally appropriate and allowed you to see where they are now.

    I felt the author went too far in making the senator's daughter a spoiled brat. I get it was to show a contrast, but it was not realistic. I can not believe anybody who was in that situation and victimized as she was would act as she did. It made her beyond unlikable and hurt the integrity of the story.

    I have been reading this series in a little marathon, so my memory of characters from the first books is still fresh. Caroline seems to have had a full personality overhaul. She is now brash, loud and apparently stunning. Big changes from the average timid chemist we know her as from her story. Maybe being kidnapped and tortured turns you into an extrovert? Maybe she needed reconstructive surgery from the beating and now she is gorgeous? Or maybe this is how the author wishes she had written her? What ever the case, the inconsistencies make me dislike her. I liked the quiet strength she had in her book. Too bad she didn't keep herself.

    I listened to the audiobook narrated by Stella Bloom, who has a really enjoyable read. I like her voice and the emotion she shows with her tone. Her voices are varied, only a couple consistency issues her and there. The pace of the read is kind of slow, I needed to punch it up to double speed to accommodate my fast ears. She is a newer narrator to me, and I am interested in hearing more of her reads in the future.

    All that griping and complaining makes it sound like I did not like the book. I did enjoy it, just saw some many places where it could have been better. I still want to see where the other SEALs romances happen and hope Tex is included in the ranks. He steals a piece of your heart with his actions in this book.

    *** I hope this review was useful to you and helped your decision to read or not read this book. I love reading and sharing my opinions with other readers. I listen at double speed; all my impressions of the narration are from that setting. Thanks for taking the time to read my review! You can see more audiobook reviews on my blog Eargasms Audiobook Reviews ***

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Family Matters: DiCarlo Brides, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Heather Tullis
    • Narrated By Valerie Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12)
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    Rosemary Keogh considers herself pretty adaptable-she dealt with her father's death-bed edict that she move across the country to work at his latest hotel with five half-sisters, (most of whom she hadn't known existed) hadn't she? She settled into the routine, even grew to like most of them, but when tragedy leaves her birth daughter parentless-and she is named as the guardian - her world spins again.

    K. April Holgate says: "Not what I expected"
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    I was really excited for Rosemary and Harrison's story. I loved them through the series so this should have been a slam dunk. It just seemed to be lacking in the fun banter they have had through the other books. There was a but of it but they seemed more watered down. I like a bit a sassy banter in a relationship.

    Rosemary was very different than I expected. I liked her, she just seems more from from the outside looking in, I guess. Harrison is a great match for her, I just wish they were truer to their initial impressions. I thought they had a fun dynamic. I would have loved seeing the quips turn more playful rather than going away.

    This is a mixed narrative with a bonus POV. You get the two leads as well as young Cleo. It really gives for a fuller picture and brings you inside their insecurities. There are a lot of insecurities! Thankfully they work things out pretty well in the end. The side plot wasn't what I expected, but it added a touch of drama.

    This is a sweet romance, meaning closed bedroom door. Plenty of kissing and they do sleep together, but no details. Not sure the Christian Romance readers will be okay with the premarital sex. It is fairly clean though and rather fluffy.

    I listened to the audiobook narrated by Valerie Gilbert, who gives happy ears. I love her upbeat energy and the sass she gives Rosemary. She does a great job with the guys and kids, not trying to go too far. Her pace is swift and the none of her voice is very appealing. I am loving her in this contempo series.

    On to the next sister, what new surprises await us?

    Disclosure – I received this audiobook in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts opinions and ratings are my own. I was under no obligation to post a review or give positive feedback.

    *** I hope this review was useful to you and helped your decision to read or not read this book. I love reading and sharing my opinions with other readers. I listen at double speed; all my impressions of the narration are from that setting. Thanks for taking the time to read my review! You can see more audiobook reviews on my blog Eargasms Audiobook Reviews ***

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Reclaiming His Bride: A DiCarlo Brides Novel, Book 3, Volume 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Heather Tullis
    • Narrated By Valerie Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13)
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    (13)
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    Secrets rule Lana’s life. Her father’s death brought some out into the open, but she has a few of her own: 1) she’s been married to Blake for nearly a year - and trying to get a divorce for most of that time. 2) A moment of emotional weakness and too much champagne ended with her in her husband’s arms - and now she’s pregnant.

    K. April Holgate says: "Did not love this sister..."
    "Did not love this sister..."
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    So, this book was super annoying and Lana is not my favorite sister. She has serious trust issues and over reacts at the drop of a hat. The whole reasons for the separation is ridiculous and then she doesn't learn from the mistake. I just wanted to shake her!

    Blake is like, beyond a saint for putting up with her nonsense. It Lana can grow up she will deserve him. It was a roller-coaster at times. Having the mixed narrative helps you really see his side of things. It doesn't exactly work as well for Lana, I had a lot of trouble liking her and thinking well of her actions.

    The side plot of the ghost finally comes to the forefront. It has been progressing and finally has its moment. It was not quite what I expected and I found myself surprised but the culprit. An interesting twist.

    It is a fairly clean romance, meaning closed bedroom door. They do sleep together, but no details. It might be acceptable for the Christian Romance readers, because they are actually married.

    I listened to the audiobook narrated by Valerie Gilbert, who is fantastic. I always find her reads delightful and this is another case of happy ears. Her tone is pleasing and fits the story to a tee. I love her pace and the energy of the read. It kept me going when Lana was annoying.

    I think Rosemary is next and I cannot wait!!! I expect she and Harrison are going to be loads of fun.

    Disclosure – I received this audiobook in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts opinions and ratings are my own. I was under no obligation to post a review or give positive feedback.

    *** I hope this review was useful to you and helped your decision to read or not read this book. I love reading and sharing my opinions with other readers. I listen at double speed; all my impressions of the narration are from that setting. Thanks for taking the time to read my review! You can see more audiobook reviews on my blog Eargasms Audiobook Reviews ***

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • SEALed with Love: DiCarlo Brides, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Heather Tullis
    • Narrated By Valerie Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (17)
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    It isn't Sage Parker's fault that she mistakes former Navy SEAL Joel Watts as the stalker who has been sending her disturbing letters - he shows up every time she turns around. Too bad her father doesn't tell her he sent Joel to protect her. When the stalker tracks Sage from LA to her new job in Colorado, she's glad to have Joel on her side. She didn't plan on falling in love with him though - now if he would see her as more than just a client.

    K. April Holgate says: "Sigh, SEAL bodyguard <3"
    "Sigh, SEAL bodyguard <3"
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    This is such a sweet romance. It starts of as a bit of a rewind to see events leading up to Sage coming to the hotel. I loved getting this beginning for her and Joel. It is also interesting to see her take on events at the reading of the will.

    All the girls are so different and their stories are just as contrasting. This is a bodyguard falling in love with his charge trope. I am always a fan of that theme. What girl can resist a big strong protective SEAL? Not this one!

    Sage is all mother earth, but she doesn't try to preach or convert. I love her whole vibe, I think she is my favorite of the sisters. Se also has premonitions, they are key to her story but done with a subtle touch. I love that she uses daily horoscopes as a cover.

    Joel is kind of awesome! I love the connection he has with Sage and their whole dynamic. He has a few issues, but once he gets over them he is all about his lady. They have such a sweet relationship. Some of my favorite scenes are the self defense classes.

    This is a romance but it is more sweet, closed bedroom door. They do have sex but you don't get any details. It isn't quite squeaky clean because they kiss plenty and do sleep together. Sometimes I like a warm and fuzzy read instead of a hot and heavy.

    The narrative is split between the two leads. This really helps put you into their heads and get a fuller story. I prefer this for my romances because I love knowing both sides of the story.

    The stalker plot was a little slow, it really took awhile to get the action moving in that direction. There are some predictable elements, but a couple surprises as well. For a stalker, he was pretty passive, until the end. Warning, it you are an animal lover, do not get attached to the cat!!! It was cliche and not a happy moment for me, I feel there were other ways to express he was escalating.

    I listened to the audiobook narrated by Valerie Gilbert, who is one of my favorites. I love her smooth tones and the energy she puts into the read. She is always a joy to listen to and this was another happy journey. Her pace is swift enough to keep the story moving in slower moments. She is a compliment to the the story and well suited to the whole series.

    I am excited to see what else will happen in the series. We had loads of hints about the other sister's romances in this book. So many connections were being made on this book. I love that all the girls books are out in audio already. All the better to gobble them up in a marathon listen!

    In a side note, I think it would be awesome to have a side series of Joel's SEAL buddies finding love. They were a riot and such fun to read!

    Disclosure – I received this audiobook in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts opinions and ratings are my own. I was under no obligation to post a review or give positive feedback.

    *** I hope this review was useful to you and helped your decision to read or not read this book. I love reading and sharing my opinions with other readers. I listen at double speed; all my impressions of the narration are from that setting. Thanks for taking the time to read my review! You can see more audiobook reviews on my blog Eargasms Audiobook Reviews ***

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  • Protecting Alabama: SEAL of Protection, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Susan Stoker
    • Narrated By Stella Bloom
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    Alabama and Abe had no idea their paths would cross and their prayers would be answered, but like most things in life nothing is ever as easy as it seems at first. Two words would change both their lives, and they'd have to fight hard for their happy ever after.

    K. April Holgate says: "Too much day to day, end felt rushed"
    "Too much day to day, end felt rushed"
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    Oh Gawd, this book puts you through the ringer!! Starting off with Alabama's early years. This is not a book for people with triggers!! Be warned things start off rough and child abuse is prevalent. Alabama does not have a very nice begging. It was not happy reading, but necessary for understanding where she is coming from and why she is so shut off.

    Abe is a great match for her, it is great seeing him work for her love and trust. Too bad he does something severely stupid and messes things up. I really like that it is not an easy fix for him. She makes him work to gain her trust again.

    The interactions between the two are great. The only issue is that the story is rather slow at times. We have too many scenes that are not needed, loads of day to day. It is not a fast paced action read like the first book in the series.

    The bedroom door is open and has some nice steam. It isn't the hottest book I have read, but it is far from lukewarm.

    I listened to the audiobook narrated by Stella Bloom, who has a nice read. She has a wonderful quality to her voice and an appealing tone. She does a fabulous job of keeping voices distinct and consistent. She puts so much energy into the read, you can hear the emotion at key points. Her read was spot on and kept me listening at slower moments in the story.

    I read this and Protecting Caroline back to back. I found a few inconstancies in the description of Caroline in this book. The point of the last book hinged on the fact she was very plain and forgettable, suddenly she is beautiful? I guess you could chalk it up to marriage with her SEAL?

    *** I hope this review was useful to you and helped your decision to read or not read this book. I love reading and sharing my opinions with other readers. I listen at double speed; all my impressions of the narration are from that setting. Thanks for taking the time to read my review! You can see more audiobook reviews on my blog Eargasms Audiobook Reviews ***

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  • A Perfect Fit: A DiCarlo Brides Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Heather Tullis
    • Narrated By Valerie Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (27)
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    Cami DiCarlo doesn't agree with her father that her life has been stuck in a rut, so she is not happy when he forces her hand into heading up guest services at his newest five-star hotel. The fact that he unveils the existence of four half-sisters at the same time, and insists that they live together while they launch the new resort, only makes things worse.

    K. April Holgate says: "Great start to the series"
    "Great start to the series"
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    Sigh, I can get behind a nice contempo series. This is an intriguing premise. Six sisters who only just found out they are sisters and have to run their father's last hotel together.

    Cami is the eldest and has to deal with the shock of finding out her father cheated on her mother and had other kids. Such a tough thing to learn and deal with, especially when she hero worshiped her father. You really get a great feel for her and go through the growing pains of forgiving her father and deciding to get to know her new sisters.

    Vince is a great match for her. I love his hometown feel and how connected he is with the community. He has a wonderful connection with Cami and they have chemistry in spite of her father's apparent match making.

    I love the supporting cast and all the little stories going on that are sure to carry out through the series. There are plenty of hints for the other sister's romances as well as a few intrigues at the hotel. The main side story was pretty easy to predict the bad guy, but it did not detract from the enjoyment of the overall read.

    While this is a romance and character's have sex, it is strictly closed door. No details for the naughty readers. I don't mind the cleaner romances, so no problem here. The fact that they do sleep together knocks it out of the Christian Romances. It is a pretty clean read though, plenty of kisses but no erotic details or thoughts.

    It is a mixed narrative, so you get both sides of the story from the leads. It makes for a well rounded story.

    I listened to the audiobook narrated by Valerie Gilbert, who is definite favorite. I always enjoy her reads and the energy she puts into the read. She has a nice brisk pace, I never have to speed things up when listening. Her voices are varied and consistent, it is always a pleasure to see what she is going to do with a book. The women are great and the men are just deep enough without going into a false tone. She is a perfect for the series!

    I am really happy to have found this series and can not wait for the other girls books. They are so different and interesting. You can pretty much see how all the pairings are going to and I adore the "Future Sons-in-law Club" they are so going down!

    Disclosure – I received this audiobook in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts opinions and ratings are my own. I was under no obligation to post a review or give positive feedback.

    *** I hope this review was useful to you and helped your decision to read or not read this book. I love reading and sharing my opinions with other readers. I listen at double speed; all my impressions of the narration are from that setting. Thanks for taking the time to read my review! You can see more audiobook reviews on my blog Eargasms Audiobook Reviews ***

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  • The Love Trials 3: The Love Trials, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 56 mins)
    • By J. S. Cooper, Helen Cooper
    • Narrated By Marami Hung
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The Lovers’ Academy drew Nancy in with a letter. A letter that symbolized love. Only, Nancy had no idea that the reason she’d received an invitation had nothing to do with love. When Nancy met Jaxon Cade, she was confused by her animal attraction to him. When he became her teacher, he began to show her what love and seduction was all about. However, there was a dangerous air that surrounded him that both thrilled and scared her.

    Kimmythegreat says: "Left me feeling disappointed"
    "WTF was that!!"
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    Alright, I finished it, that is about all I have to say about the story. Seriously not happy with the outcome. There is just something about this author that draws me in and gets me reading serials that I really do not love. It is weird but I just could not stop reading.

    I listened to the audiobook narrated by Marami Hung, who is fantastic. She has a great energy and sucks you further into the book. She is a big part of why I kept listening and needed to finish the serial. Her tone is pleasing and the energy she puts into it is engaging. It is a nice pace, but I like it a little quicker, so I punched up the speed.

    *** I hope this review was useful to you and helped your decision to read or not read this book. I love reading and sharing my opinions with other readers. I listen at double speed; all my impressions of the narration are from that setting. Thanks for taking the time to read my review! You can see more audiobook reviews on my blog Eargasms Audiobook Reviews ***

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  • The Love Trials 2: The Love Trials, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 1 min)
    • By J. S. Cooper, Helen Cooper
    • Narrated By Marami Hung
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    When Nancy Hastings received an invitation to the Lovers Academy, she thought all of her dreams were about to come true. However she was perplexed to find out that her secret crush Hunter had no idea who she was or why she was there.

    Kimmythegreat says: "Fogged up my reading glasses HOT!"
    "Can't stop reading, even though I am not loving it"
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    Book two in the serial doesn't get any less confusing! It gets even more convoluted and I was totally lost. More lost than Nancy!

    I do not know what to say about the plot. It is a mixed narrative, so you finally get into Jaxon's head. It is just as twisted as you would expect. Not sure why I keep reading, other than I am invested and just want to know how it ends.

    I listened to the audiobook narrated by Marami Hung, who is fantastic. She has a great energy and sucks you further into the book. She is a big part of why I kept listening and needed to finish the serial. Her tone is pleasing and the energy she puts into it is engaging. It is a nice pace, but I like it a little quicker, so I punched up the speed.

    *** I hope this review was useful to you and helped your decision to read or not read this book. I love reading and sharing my opinions with other readers. I listen at double speed; all my impressions of the narration are from that setting. Thanks for taking the time to read my review! You can see more audiobook reviews on my blog Eargasms Audiobook Reviews ***

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  • The Love Trials

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 42 mins)
    • By J. S. Cooper, Helen Cooper
    • Narrated By Marami Hung
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
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    I thought I knew what I was getting into when I received the invitation from the lovers academy. I thought I was going for love. I had no idea that the lovers academy cared more about what happened between the sheets than it did a meeting of the minds and souls. This isn't your regular love story. My Prince Charming didn't ride up on a white horse and come and save me. In fact, he warned me to stay away from him. Of course, I didn't listen. Why would I? There's something so exciting about going after someone you shouldn't have.

    Shana says: "Definitely not my genre"
    "Not for me, but I could not stop reading"
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    This is a really tough call, while I did not love the story, it did suck me in and have me reading the whole serial.

    Nancy is such a contradiction! Innocent virgin but super sassy and independent. It was hard getting a real bead on who she was and what was happening.

    I guess it would have helped if I had read the other serials that are set in the same world. I was lost with all the extra plot intrigues.

    This book kind of sets things up and getting you into the mix of the "Lovers, Academy" It starts out as a girl who is lusting after her former teacher. I am not generally a fan of this theme, but whatever. It ends up she can be distracted by a bad boy what gets to her by being a jerk. Some girls dig that, Nancy is one of them. She swiftly changes her interest to Jaxon, who seems to be doing some serious head games!

    I listened to the audiobook narrated by Marami Hung, who is fantastic. She has a great energy and sucks you further into the book. She is a big part of why I kept listening and needed to finish the serial. Her tone is pleasing and the energy she puts into it is engaging. It is a nice pace, but I like it a little quicker, so I punched up the speed.

    *** I hope this review was useful to you and helped your decision to read or not read this book. I love reading and sharing my opinions with other readers. I listen at double speed; all my impressions of the narration are from that setting. Thanks for taking the time to read my review! You can see more audiobook reviews on my blog Eargasms Audiobook Reviews ***

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