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  • Stranger

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Megan Hart
    • Narrated By Gia St. Claire
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (593)
    Performance
    (286)
    Story
    (285)

    I pay strangers to sleep with me. I have my reasons....But they're not the ones you'd expect. For starters, I'm a funeral director taking over my dad's business. Not exactly the kind of person you'd expect to fork over cash for the lust and urgency only live skin-to-skin contact can create. Looking at me, you wouldn't have a clue I carry this little secret so close it creases up like the folds of a fan. Tight. Personal. Ready to unravel in the heat of the moment. Unsurprisingly, my line of work brings me face-to-face with loss.

    Heidi says: "Another great Megan Hart romance"
    "Wish I could give this a 5 but..."
    Overall

    I love Megan Hart books and this one is excellent. I hate to give this story anything less than a 5 but the narrator made me knock it back to a 3. What a great story with excellent written characters but the narrator sounds like a little girl reading porn. A different narrator would have made this book a 5+ but Gia St. Claire made it uncomfortable. It sounded like a 12 year old girl reading an adult novel...just didn't work for me. Read the book, skip this audible version.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Just Good Friends: Escape to New Zealand, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Rosalind James
    • Narrated By Claire Bocking
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (69)

    Kate Lamonica isn't Koti James' type. Too small. Too dark. And heaps too much work. So it's an easy bet that he can be her friend for six weeks without making a move on her, no matter what his mates would have said. Kate can't believe she's made the bet at all. New Zealand had seemed like the perfect escape from the stalker who'd threatened first her peace of mind and then her life. She certainly doesn't need any more trouble. Why on earth has she agreed to spend time with a Maori rugby player who's far too handsome and charming for his own good - and knows it?

    Lolli says: "Hot rugby player in NZ: yes please!"
    "Eaah..not for me"
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    Kate is such an unlikable character it was hard for me to hope it would work out with Koti. I downloaded this book about 3 weeks ago and I still haven't finished it (I have about an hour or so left.) I've gotten to the point where Kate is such a bitch that I wanted Koti to find someone else. He deserves better. I guess it is good writing that I have such feelings for a character in a book but these are not the feelings I think the author was aiming at. Just not my style.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Breathe with Me

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Kristen Proby
    • Narrated By Jennifer Mack, Eric Michael Summerer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (118)
    Performance
    (113)
    Story
    (111)

    Mark Williams has loved Meredith since he was seventeen. A successful man with a strong family, he's worked hard to move on from Meredith breaking his heart all those years ago. When his path crosses with the only woman he's ever loved again years later, Mark knows there is nothing he won't do to keep her in his life. But when the going gets tough, will Meredith stick around or will he lose her again?

    Richard T. Strecker says: "With Me in Seattle Series"
    "Didn't make it to the end"
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    Story

    This story just didn't have enough to keep my attention. I ended up only listening about 1/2 way through. They were high school sweethearts, they broke up so she could go to NY and dance. They meet again at her mother's funeral and get back together. All this was done by the halfway point. I didn't see any reason to keep listening to see what would pull them apart and then back together again. I figured it would be a stupid misunderstanding. So maybe you don't go by my review since I didn't complete the book. I like Kristen Proby and enjoyed other books in the "With Me" series just not this one. Narration was just okay too but that may be the material they had to read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Better When He's Bad: Welcome to the Point, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Jay Crownover
    • Narrated By Mia Barron, Leland King
    Overall
    (147)
    Performance
    (140)
    Story
    (140)

    Meet Shane Baxter. Sexy, dark, and dangerous, Bax isn't just from the wrong side of the tracks, he is the wrong side of the tracks. A criminal, a thug, and a brawler, he was the master of bad choices, until one such choice landed him in prison for five years. Now Bax is out and looking for answers, and he doesn't care what he has to do or who he has to hurt to get them. But there's a new player in the game, and she's much too innocent, much too soft…and standing directly in his way.

    Yvette says: "SUPERB, EXCELLENT, GRIPPING AND GRITTY!"
    "I expected better from Jay"
    Overall
    Performance
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    I loved all the Marked Men books and was hoping it would continue with the new series unfortunately it didn't (at least for me.) I didn't have a problem with Bax (Shane) having a rough past but she wrote it into the story too much or too often. He was "bad" I got it so you don't have to keep telling me - I didn't need to be reminded in every chapter. Dovie (hate the name - reminds me too much of Lovie) was okay as well. This book didn't have the sexual chemistry of the Marked Men books. They met, he asked her if she would have sex with him and she said okay. That was it. The narration is the only thing that saved it for me (or got me to listen to the end without turning it off.) I'm hoping this series will get better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beautiful Player

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Christina Lauren
    • Narrated By Grace Grant, Sebastian York
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (708)
    Performance
    (669)
    Story
    (667)

    When Hanna Bergstrom receives a lecture from her overprotective brother about neglecting her social life and burying herself in grad school, she's determined to tackle his implied assignment: get out, make friends, start dating. And who better to turn her into the sultry siren every man wants than her brother's gorgeous best friend, Will Sumner, venture capitalist and unapologetic playboy?

    Katheryne says: "5 Smoking Hot Stars!"
    "Another Beautiful Winner"
    Overall
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    Will and Hannah have a sweet story. I love Hannah's nick-name Ziggy and it was fun watching Will transform from a player into someone that she could trust. As someone that is also a runner I enjoyed their early morning workout meetings. The text messaging conversations had me laughing out loud. I had so much fun listening to this book and really enjoyed the narration. Don't hesitate on using a credit for this book, it is well worth it!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beautiful Stranger

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Christina Lauren
    • Narrated By Grace Grant, Jonathan R. Cole
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (988)
    Performance
    (922)
    Story
    (915)

    Escaping a cheating ex, finance whiz Sara Dillon's moved to New York City and is looking for excitement and passion without a lot of strings attached. So meeting the irresistible, sexy Brit at a dance club should have meant nothing more than a night's fun. But the manner - and speed - with which he melts her inhibitions turns him from a one-time hookup into her Beautiful Stranger.

    Jordy says: "Delicious!!"
    "Good but not Great"
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    This is a great series but Emma is not my favorite character. I wouldn't say this is a bad book because I did enjoy it but it is not as good as Beautiful Bastard. Still worth a credit but it won't knock you over like the first book did. Narration is fantastic!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beautiful Bastard

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Christina Lauren
    • Narrated By Grace Grant
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1263)
    Performance
    (1165)
    Story
    (1172)

    Whip-smart, hardworking, and on her way to an MBA, Chloe Mills has only one problem: her boss, Bennett Ryan. He’s exacting, blunt, inconsiderate - and completely irresistible. A beautiful bastard. Bennett has returned to Chicago from France to take a vital role in his family’s massive media business. He never expected that the assistant who’d been helping him from abroad was the gorgeous, innocently provocative - completely infuriating - creature he now has to see every day. Despite the rumors, he’s never been one for a workplace hookup. But Chloe’s so tempting he’s willing to bend the rules....

    Larry says: "Evesdropping on Wife's Girl Group Book"
    "The Best of the Beautiful Series"
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    Wow, just wow. This book shocked the hell out of me the way it started and it just kept going. This takes the line between love and hate into a whole new place - a very good place. I have read all the books in the Beautiful series and this is by far the best. Great characters with strong female leads. Well worth a credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sweet Filthy Boy

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Christina Lauren
    • Narrated By Shayna Thibodeaux
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (376)
    Performance
    (361)
    Story
    (360)

    One-night stands are supposed to be with someone convenient, or wickedly persuasive, or regrettable. They aren’t supposed to be with someone like him. But after a crazy Vegas weekend celebrating her college graduation - and terrified of the future path she knows is a cop-out - Mia Holland makes the wildest decision of her life: follow Ansel Guillaume - her sweet, filthy fling - to France for the summer and just…play.

    karen says: "Sweet Hot Deliciousness / Yum Yum"
    "Talking in waves...just the narrator"
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    I loved this book, so much that I have listened to it twice! Christina Lauren is one of my favorite authors and I have every one of her books. This story is a crazy ride with great sex and wonderful love found in unexpected circumstances. I didn't hate the narrator but she talked in waves. When listening she would go up/down throughout the book and it sometimes got irritating. I can't for the next one!!.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • On Dublin Street

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Samantha Young
    • Narrated By Paula Costello
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1421)
    Performance
    (1336)
    Story
    (1332)

    Jocelyn Butler has been hiding from her past for years. But all her secrets are about to be laid bare.... Four years ago, Jocelyn left her tragic past behind in the States and started over in Scotland, burying her grief, ignoring her demons, and forging ahead without attachments. Her solitary life is working well - until she moves into a new apartment on Dublin Street where she meets a man who shakes her carefully guarded world to its core.

    Leesa says: "Swept me away!!!"
    "Couldn't stop listening"
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    I have this book in print and read it quite some time ago so I knew the story and it was still GREAT! The narrator is fantastic. It was sweet, funny, HOT, emotional and HOT. Braden and Joss are some of my favorite characters. Samantha Young will be getting all of my credits since I'll be downloading all of her books from this point forward!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Fall from India Place: On Dublin Street, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Samantha Young
    • Narrated By Chloe Lynn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (178)
    Performance
    (171)
    Story
    (170)

    Leaving Hannah was the biggest mistake of Marco's life - something he has deeply regretted for years. So when fate reunites them, he refuses to let her go without a fight. Determined to make her his, Marco pursues Hannah, reminding her of all the reasons they're meant to be together. But just when Marco thinks they're committed to a future together, Hannah makes a discovery that unearths the secret pain she's been hiding from him - a secret that could tear them apart before they have a real chance to start over again.

    Amazon Customer says: "Mixed Feelings"
    "Loved this book!"
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    This whole series has been fantastic and book 4 did not let me down. Marco and Hannah have fantastic chemistry and I just couldn't put it down. I think I went through the story in 2 days!! The narrator is excellent, I love to listen to her and she did a great job with both the male and female characters. Very credit worthy.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Motorcycle Man: Dream Man, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Kristen Ashley
    • Narrated By Kate Russell
    Overall
    (587)
    Performance
    (559)
    Story
    (555)

    Tyra Masters has had enough drama to last a lifetime. Now, she's back on track and looking forward to her new, quiet life. Until she meets the man of her dreams. The tattooed, muscled biker plies her with tequila-and the best sex of her life. She knows it isn't the tequila and hot sex talking. He's the kind of man she's always wanted. Unfortunately, he's also her new boss…

    Jordy says: "Holy Mother of Delicious Hotness!!!"
    "It's the Narrator"
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    Well I finally figured out what the issue is with these books! I love Kristen Ashley and her books but I have read most of them. I downloaded Wild Man and only got about 1/2 way through and stopped listening. Thinking it was the story and knowing I love the author I decided to download Motorcycle Man. Again, I'm about 4 hours in and have lost interest. I finally realized that I just hate the narrator. I just don't like the hardcore northern accent (or what you would call a Long Island accent) and it screws up the story for me. (Sorry if I offend any people from the north.) Anyway, her accent took away from the story, it may not for others but we all have our own taste and this just isn't mine. I'll keep this narrator on my do not download list.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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