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Margarita

All business but contemporary fun!

New York, NY | Member Since 2013

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  • The Buy Side: A Wall Street Trader's Tale of Spectacular Excess

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Turney Duff
    • Narrated By Turney Duff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (146)
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    (134)
    Story
    (136)

    A remarkable writing debut, filled with indelible moments, The Buy Side shows as no book ever has the rewards – and dizzying temptations – of making a living on the Street.

    Courtney says: "Fascinating, honest tale of life on the "Street""
    "An amazing heart felt story of escaping Wall st."
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    What did you love best about The Buy Side?

    The author is just brilliant, amazing humor, great story telling, takes you inside the "dirty" side of Wall St but with an unpretentious tone that is so needed.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • One Night: Promised

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Jodi Ellen Malpas
    • Narrated By Edita Brychta
    Overall
    (54)
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    (48)
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    All he wants is one night to worship her. No feelings, no commitment, nothing but pleasure. Every defense mechanism Livy has adopted during her solitary life is at risk of being obliterated by this confounding man. He's obnoxious but well-mannered. He's a gentleman but aloof. He's passionate but emotionless. Yet the fascination is so powerful, Livy can't deny him - or herself. M awakens something in Livy, something deep and addictive that she never knew existed - and that she fears only he can satisfy.

    CAROLYN says: "ONE NIGHT IS WHAT I GLADLY GAVE UP TO HEAR THIS"
    "I wanted to fall in love ... but did not happen"
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    Any additional comments?

    Hmmm... To be 100% honest... I was a tiny bit disappointed with the new male character "Miller". I really wanted to fall in love again but I just couldn't.
    Jesse Ward still is the number one man in my heart... <3

    The book started off with a bit of mystery with a scene that only makes sense until you actually reach the end of the book and you realize that your first assumption was very wrong. So I liked that unpredictability. The story that unfolds is really "plain" in a way if I may say. Miller has many quirks and besides his perfect masculine outside form I do not see much more to him. Some sense of humor could have really worked for Miller.

    There is beauty in Livy and Miller's sexual encounters which is a skill that Jodi Ellen has mastered and proved it yet again. We see the connection growing and reaching a crescendo at the end, which is not a happy ending.

    I love Jodi's writing style. Please add more suspense and more action to the next one! I will buy the sequel because, similarly to "this man" the later in the story, the more fluid everything becomes.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Heaven, Texas

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Susan Elizabeth Phillips
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
    (469)
    Story
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    It seems like an easy assignment for an assertive but sweet woman like Gracie Snow: track down her friend, Bobby Denton, a famous ex-jock, and bring him to Heaven (Texas, that is) to shoot a movie. How could he refuse a glamorous offer like that? Easy....

    Diana says: "If you haven't met Bobby Tom . . ."
    "Fun in the tenth power!"
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    What did you love best about Heaven, Texas?

    Bobby Denton is a charmer, everyone's best friend and confidant. When Gracie comes into his life, she has everything to prove to herself and her boss and sweeps him under her beautiful spell. Beauty is defined on the inside of course, and Gracie is a stunner!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The scene where Bobby Denton makes the big announcement in front of all his friends is heartbreaking as Gracie finally makes him realize what the real problem is: his denial of his deep true feelings for her.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • This Heart of Mine

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Susan Elizabeth Phillips
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    Overall
    (1201)
    Performance
    (553)
    Story
    (558)

    Molly Somerville knows she has a reputation for trouble. She did give away her $15-million inheritance, but, hey, nobody's perfect. Yes, Molly's happy about almost everything...except her long-term crush on the daredevil quarterback for the Chicago Stars. That awful, gorgeous Kevin Tucker, a man who can't even remember her name! One night, Molly's penchant for running into trouble runs her right into Kevin himself, turning her world upside down.

    Donna A says: "5 stars"
    "Amazing love story"
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    Any additional comments?

    Kevin & Molly come together at a true SEP fashion, under very random/ hard to believe situation that results in a terrible hardship early on. However the heart breaking experience forged a deep bond between the two that make them stick together as they try to fight the attraction to each other in the most fun, witty and charming way. Another stunning book by SEP.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • One Tiny Lie: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By K. A. Tucker
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Louise
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (205)
    Performance
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    >"Make me proud." These were the last words Livie’s father ever spoke to her. In the seven years since her parents’ tragic death, Livie has done her best to keep this promise through her every choice, word, and action, while looking after her sister with strength and maturity. But with college right around the corner, unexpected challenges will test her resilience - and her heart. Livie walks into Princeton with a solid plan, and she’s dead set on delivering on it: Rock her classes, set herself up for medical school, and meet a good, respectable guy to marry someday. What isn’t part of her plan are Jell-O shots; a lovable, party animal roommate she can’t say "no" to; and Ashton....

    Jordy says: "One Tiny Lie"
    "Cute young adult story"
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    Would you try another book from K. A. Tucker and/or Elizabeth Louise?

    I loved Ten Tiny Breaths which is the reason why I listened to this book. Elizabeth Louise delivered yet another emotionally filled narration that added to the story of the book, which seemed believable until the end came into view. My main issue with the book was that Livie, which was introduced in the prior book as a stunningly mature teenager, would have never put herself in that situation where she would cheat her boyfriend with his best friend. It just doesn't jive with who she is truly is. Besides that, the story is told beautifully and emotions are always at full display, typical of K.A. Tucker style <3


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Natural Born Charmer

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Susan Elizabeth Phillips
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Dean Robillard is the Chicago Stars' hotshot quarterback. Not only does he have lightening reflexes on the field, he is also utterly gorgeous. First seen in the critically acclaimed Match Me If You Can, Dean is trying to recover (both mentally and physically) from a shoulder injury by taking a road trip. Along the way he meets Blue, a beautiful woman down on her luck, and as they spend more time together their attraction grows.

    MSEreads says: "Another CHARMER from SEP!"
    "One of SEP's most intricate stories"
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    What made the experience of listening to Natural Born Charmer the most enjoyable?

    The inclusion of Dean's family members' issues and personalities into the story was as smooth as a gelato. But it all worked for me because it took away the unbelievability of how Blue ended up with staying with Dean. Fun and witty dialogues come with any SEP book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dean is a strong, gorgeous and level headed man but the situations he gets involved in test his self control and bring down his emotional barriers he built long time ago to survive. Blue is a witness to it all as the story unfolds and pushes her own insecurities down the drain and trusts Dean with her whole self. Its a beautifully built love story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Match Me If You Can: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Susan Elizabeth Phillips
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2249)
    Performance
    (911)
    Story
    (921)

    Annabelle is tired of being the lone failure in a family of overachievers. She's endured dead-end jobs and a broken engagement. But that's going to change now that she's taken over her late grandmother's matchmaking business. All Annabelle has to do is land the Windy City's hottest bachelor as her client, and she'll be the most sought-after matchmaker in town.

    Daniela says: "Guilty Pleasure"
    "Annabelle has guts!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Match Me If You Can the most enjoyable?

    I enjoyed the fact that the heroine stayed true to herself despite the pressure from her family (which you slowly realize are not as evil as initially thought) and her bank account!
    Such an entertaining, witty and of course girl-next-door woman was destined to dazzle Health. He did not stand a chance!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved how the characters from prior books (Phoebe, Dan, Molly and Kevin) are truly embedded in the story, instead of just being bystanders.


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

    Anna is amazing. She brings the fun, passion and a full range of emotions through her narrations that would have been missed in the hard copy of the book. She is phenomenal.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Fault in Our Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By John Green
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10413)
    Performance
    (9563)
    Story
    (9614)

    Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

    FanB14 says: "Sad Premise, Fantastic Story"
    "Raw yet delicately presented teenage drama"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Fault in Our Stars the most enjoyable?

    Here is the dilemma: would have this book been better off with adult characters or with the current teenage stars? Hazel and Augustus' early maturity could have been a result of their health struggles but the witty yet philosophical dialogues are not indicative of their assumed age. On the other hand, the rawness in their thoughts and conversations could have easily turned this book into an apathy infested script which is salvaged by the young and innocent stars. Somehow, it all worked for me.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Glitter Baby

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Susan Elizabeth Phillips
    • Narrated By Julia Gibson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (498)
    Performance
    (217)
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    Fleur Savagar is the most beautiful woman in the world . . . to everyone but herself. With her oversized hands and paddle-boat feet, her streaky blond hair and funny green eyes, she lives a life filled with secrets that began before she was born. That was when her bewitching mother left home to find James Dean and met Errol Flynn instead. Now Fleur has to grow up quickly, and life won't make that easy.

    Theresa says: "Another SEP Winner"
    "Good but not great"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Yes, I would cut most of the scenes with her mom! She is such an unlikable character and a good third of the book is about her which is disappointing because Fleur is a solid woman and I wanted to know more about her and Jake, who could have also been more intricate than he was presented.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lady Be Good

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Susan Elizabeth Phillips
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (787)
    Performance
    (337)
    Story
    (330)

    Lady Emma Wells-Finch comes to Texas on a mission: she has two weeks to ruin her reputation. The only thing that will save her from losing everything is complete and utter disgrace. World famous playboy-athlete Kenny Traveler has been blackmailed into chauffeuring Lady Emma around. He needs to prove himself completely respectable to get back into his game. And when a gorgeous man who can't afford another scandal meets a hardheaded woman who's determined to cause one, anything can happen...even love.

    mia says: "Another great book by SEP"
    "Another Brit in Wynette! Fun!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It was fun to see the lonely Emma come into the homely town of Wynette where everyone is in each other's business and Kenny is yet another gorgeous pro golfer who is stuck with her for a few days as a favor to Francesca. Entertaining as always.


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

    The phenomenal british accents are juxtaposed beautifully against the Texan drawls. Anna did a great job as always.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Call Me Irresistible

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Susan Elizabeth Phillips
    • Narrated By Shannon Cochran
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1011)
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    Call Me Irresistible is the book Susan Elizabeth Phillips's readers have long awaited. Ted, better known as "little Teddy," the nine-year-old heartbreak kid from Phillips's first best seller, Fancy Pants, and as "young Teddy," the hunky new college graduate in Lady Be Good, is all grown up now—along with Lucy from First Lady and Meg from What I Did for Love. They're ready to take center stage in a saucy, funny, and highly addictive tale fans will love.

    "unknown" says: "SEP is Back In The Game!! Loved It!"
    "Meg is the irresistible one, not Teddy!"
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    What did you love best about Call Me Irresistible?

    I absolutely loved Meg's discovery of herself, in a true SEP fashion of a rich girl becoming broke and developing her self esteem. Her spirit is bright, her heart in the right place and her sassiness the perfect balance between honesty and bravado. Her love for Teddy is making her an even better person which is wonderful to experience with her.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I cried when Meg told Teddy how she felt about him. Her words (spoiler alert) "you make my heart sing" squeezed my heart and made me feel every bit of her lover for him.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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