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Shonny

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  • Release Me (The Stark Trilogy): The Stark Series #1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By J. Kenner
    • Narrated By Sofia Willingham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1100)
    Performance
    (1005)
    Story
    (1007)

    He was the one man I couldn’t avoid. And the one man I couldn’t resist. Damien Stark could have his way with any woman. He was sexy, confident, and commanding: Anything he wanted, he got. And what he wanted was me. Our attraction was unmistakable, almost beyond control, but as much as I ached to be his, I feared the pressures of his demands. Submitting to Damien meant I had to bare the darkest truth about my past - and risk breaking us apart. But Damien was haunted, too. And as our passion came to obsess us both, his secrets threatened to destroy him - and us - forever.

    Katheryne says: "Why isn't this book in your library????"
    "Great Read"
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    Once again a great story, but more to come. . I am fed up with series and trilogies.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Keep Me: Twist Me, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Anna Zaires, Dima Zales
    • Narrated By Roberto Scarlato, Shirl Rae
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (33)

    Abducted at 18. Held captive for 15 months. It reads like one of those headlines. And yes, I did it. I stole her. Nora, with her long dark hair and silky skin. She's my weakness, my obsession. I'm not a good man. I never pretended to be one. She can love me, but she can't change me. I can, however, change her. My name is Julian Esguerra, and Nora is mine to keep.

    Pam says: "Whew!! That was INTENSE!!!!"
    "Loved it"
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    There is a part 3, but what I loved most of all about the authors, is the books do not end with cliff hangers. it concludes yet still keep wanting the next book in the series.

    I loved the ending. I am enjoying how the characters are evolving. Looking forward to book 3

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Hot Highlanders: Erotic Romance for Women

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Delilah Devlin
    • Narrated By Lillian Thayer
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Men devoting themselves to their true love through the art of courtly love is the ultimate in romance. Hot Highlanders is filled with wild knights and Scottish warriors whose courage on the battlefield is outmatched only by their ardor for their ladyloves! Readers will unleash their fantasies of olden days where men wearing heavy armor or thick tartans sent a spirited young maiden’s (or lonely widow’s) heart fluttering.

    Shonny says: "warm up on a cold night"
    "warm up on a cold night"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The book is quick short erotic stories. If just want to pass the time reading erotica without a lot of character development . Enjoy.. looking for deep connecting stories. This is not for you. I enjoyed it for what is was and what I felt like hearing.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beautifully Damaged: Beautifully Damaged, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By L. A. Fiore
    • Narrated By Amy Rubinate
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (509)
    Performance
    (478)
    Story
    (486)

    Ember Walsh is a trusting soul with the quiet beauty of her late mother, who perished in a mysterious car crash when Ember was three. A little tomboyish from being raised by her father, Ember packs a punch when a stranger gets pushy with her in a bar, catching the steely blue eyes of a tall, gorgeous tattooed man — Trace Montgomery. Still damaged from her last disastrous relationship and warned off the bad boy by friends, Ember fights the smoldering heat that Trace sparks in her when he begins shadowing her like a dark angel.

    Donna Thomas says: "Great Story"
    "Love and Intrigue"
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    If you could sum up Beautifully Damaged in three words, what would they be?

    A great listen. enough to make you want to keep listening


    What did you like best about this story?

    There was a story


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Worth Any Price

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Lisa Kleypas
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (342)
    Performance
    (312)
    Story
    (310)

    Nick Gentry is reputed to be the most skillful lover in all England. Known for solving delicate situations, he is hired to seek out Miss Charlotte Howard. He believes his mission will be easily accomplished – but that was before he met the lady in question. For instead of a willful female, he discovers one in desperate circumstances, hiding from a man who would destroy her very soul. So Nick shockingly offers her a very different kind of proposition – one he has never offered before.He asks her to be his bride.

    Cam says: "Great job S Duerden"
    "Sensual love story"
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    Would you listen to Worth Any Price again? Why?

    Yes I love a good romance on rainy days


    What other book might you compare Worth Any Price to and why?

    Wallflower's a devil in winter


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The May Day celebration


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

    I was captivated from the beginning


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • To Wed a Highlander: McTiernay Brothers, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Michele Sinclair
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (128)
    Performance
    (114)
    Story
    (113)

    Makenna Dunstan has never needed a man's protection before. But when her father's failing health places the safety of the clan in her hands, she has no choice but to marry Colin McTiernay. Fearing the emotions Colin awakens within her, she finds herself succumbing too easily to his lingering kisses and warm caresses. Yet she wonders if she can truly trust this highlander who is quickly stealing her heart....

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: "The highlander is a Hunk and the woman has Spunk"
    "New twist on a highlander tale"
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    Would you listen to To Wed a Highlander again? Why?

    No sure, maybe. not because I did not enjoy it. There are just more books in the seriers and I rarely re- read books.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like how it explored the hero being a widower and the emotions behind it.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The night she tried to chase him away from the Loch


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Brook Street: Thief

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Ava March
    • Narrated By Charlie Belmont
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (185)
    Performance
    (172)
    Story
    (173)

    One night to determine once and for all if he truly preferred men. But the last thing Lord Benjamin Parker expected to find in a questionable gambling hall in Cheapside is a gorgeous young man who steals his heart. Cavin Fox has done it many times - select a prime mark, distract him with lust, and leave his pockets empty. Yet when Cavin slips away under the cover of darkness, the only part of Benjamin he leaves untouched is his pockets. With a taste of his fantasies fulfilled, Benjamin wants more than one night with Cavin. But convincing the elusive young man to give them a chance proves difficult.

    LadyT says: "Better than expected."
    "Sweet and Simple"
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    What did you like best about this story?

    The raw honesty of accepting yourself and falling in love


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

    I love audio books because it allows me to do other things while I listen.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Entwined With You: Crossfire Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Sylvia Day
    • Narrated By Jill Redfield
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2589)
    Performance
    (2402)
    Story
    (2415)

    The worldwide phenomenon continues as Eva and Gideon face the demons of their pasts and accept the consequences of their obsessive desires.... From the moment I first met Gideon Cross, I recognized something in him that I needed. Something I couldn’t resist. I also saw the dangerous and damaged soul inside - so much like my own. I was drawn to it. I needed him as surely as I needed my heart to beat. No one knows how much he risked for me. How much I’d been threatened, or just how dark and desperate the shadow of our pasts would become.

    AudioAddict says: "I would title it "Bored with You""
    "The journey continues"
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    What did you like best about this story?

    what ‘crossfire” means to both of them.


    Any additional comments?

    I understand the disappointment of the book becoming a series when we expected a conclusion. I too am frustrated by books that turn into trilogies and series. The difference with this series? The many characters and the author taking time to develop them, which is worth the continuation.
    Moving these books to a rapid conclusion would have left parts untold; like 50 shades did in the end. Wrapping up the book really quickly with a nice neat end, but left readers wanting to know more.................

    Both main characters have unresolved deep emotional scars & issues that they have not fully dealt with. Eva’s need to impress her father and Gideon’s refusal to really deal with what happened in his childhood. This book is a window to the changes occurring as the Eva and Gideon become really entwined in each other.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Close Liaisons: The Krinar Chronicles, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Anna Zaires, Dima Zales
    • Narrated By Kathleen Godwin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (503)
    Performance
    (478)
    Story
    (480)

    In the near future, the Krinar rule the Earth. An advanced race from another galaxy, they are still a mystery to us - and we are completely at their mercy. Shy and innocent, Mia Stalis is a college student in New York City who has led a very normal life. Like most people, she's never had any interactions with the invaders - until one fateful day in the park changes everything. Having caught Korum's eye, she must now contend with a powerful, dangerously seductive Krinar who wants to possess her and will stop at nothing to make her his own.

    Amazon Customer says: "I can't believe how much I enjoyed the book"
    "Blown Away"
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    What did you love best about Close Liaisons?

    The entire story..it was fresh and original


    What other book might you compare Close Liaisons to and why?

    It is an erotic tale .. So if you are like reading erotica then you will enjoy this story


    Any additional comments?

    Enjoyed it so much, part 2 is out in print and I picked up a copy .. yet to read but can hardly wait

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Season of the Sun

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Catherine Coulter
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (35)

    Dear Listener: Season of the Sun first appeared in 1991. Zarabeth, with hair as red as an Irish sunset, is chosen by Magnus Haraldsson, a Viking on a trading visit to York, to be his wife. She is both stunned and fascinated by this man’s bluntness, his arrogance, his absolute belief that she is meant to belong to him. He also makes her laugh and ultimately she gives him her trust, not only with her future but with that of her little sister, Lotti. But Zarabeth’s stepfather, Olav the Vain, has no intention of setting a bride price on Zarabeth.

    PattiC2 says: "Sad, violent, depressing, abusive"
    "A viking story"
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    If you could sum up Season of the Sun in three words, what would they be?

    This era when the men ruled and women really had no place.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Season of the Sun?

    The night she slipped away and met him at his ship and the way they were happy to see each other


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Thoughtless

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By S. C. Stephens
    • Narrated By Rebekkah Ross
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (841)
    Performance
    (787)
    Story
    (800)

    For almost two years now, Kiera’s boyfriend, Denny, has been everything she’s ever wanted: loving, tender, and endlessly devoted to her. When they head off to a new city to start their lives together - Denny at his dream job and Kiera at a top-notch university - everything seems perfect. Then an unforeseen obligation forces the happy couple apart. Feeling lonely, confused, and in need of comfort, Kiera turns to an unexpected source - a local rock star named Kellan Kyle. At first, he’s purely a friend she can lean on, but as her loneliness grows, so does their relationship. And then one night everything changes....

    Candateshia Pafford says: "What a shocker!"
    ""a LOVE triangle""
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    Where does Thoughtless rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Definitely one of best books I have heard in a while. This is a well written love triangle. I was apprehensive to purchase because the heroine was vilified by some many reviewers.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved that it took you to the core of what a love triangle must be like.The driving force….. Love & passion. I get why others saw Kiera as weak. The story is told from her point of view and could only be told by her as she is the conduit in the triangle.Kiera is naïve, innocent, insecure moves to across county with her first love Denny following his career.Denny is solid, strong and dependable and sorts of expects that of everyone. (he and Kiera never lived together before moving his choice) Kellen is wild, passionate and warm, best friends with Denny and the couple’s roommate. Kellen falls for Kiera. The triangle begins How do you choose between two people you love? I felt this novel excellently portrayed a love triangle.She loved both of them & was afraid to lose either of them. Either choice would have crushed her and not the guy not chosenWhile listening I had a range of emotions, but in the end this is what keep on repeat in my head.… “this must what it feels like to be in love in a love triangle”


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The night in the car.. love, hurt, passion, pain, longing can explode into madness


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

    Yes and No. This high on the angst list… there are times I had to stop.There is a roller coaster of emotions in this book from the high high to the low low with lots of stupidly in between. The kind of stupidity that comes with being madly in love. ( if you have been madly in love you know what I mean)


    Any additional comments?

    Love triangle = 1 person in love with 2 persons at the same time and acting upon it.While it is cheating, the complexity of the triangle is the element of collaboration & concealment between the 2 of 3 people involved in an effort to avoid hurting the 3rd

    I have mentioned the phase ; love triagle many times. This is to really make a point,..this is what this book is about.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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