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J. Rekieta

Oklahoma City, OK United States | Member Since 2009

  • 5 reviews
  • 74 ratings
  • 1423 titles in library
  • 31 purchased in 2015

  • The Mischief of the Mistletoe: A Pink Carnation Christmas

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Lauren Willig
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Arabella Dempsey's dear friend Jane Austen warned her against teaching. But Miss Climpson's Select Seminary for Young Ladies seems the perfect place for Arabella to claim her independence while keeping an eye on her younger sisters nearby. Just before Christmas, she accepts a position at the quiet girls' school in Bath, expecting to face nothing more exciting than conducting the annual Christmas recital. She hardly imagines coming face to face with French aristocrats and international spies....

    A. L. Bray says: "A smashing good time!"
    "MIstletoe & Christmas Pudding, the plot thickens.."

    This was my introduction to The Pink Carnation series. I fell in love with Turnip & his dopey, well-meaning ways. Miss Dempsy's practicality is a nice balance to him, & he helps her to have some fun. I'm no historian, so I can't vouch for the accuracy of every detail of the book, but if you're looking to find yourself lost in a Christmas mystery and meeting a few new friends, this is a good book for that. It was a delightful escape into another time & place.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Look of Love: The Sullivans, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Bella Andre
    • Narrated By Eva Kaminsky

    With The Look of Love, best-selling author Bella Andre introduces you to a fun and emotional contemporary romance series about the Sullivan family. Because when a Sullivan bad boy falls... he falls hard. And it's forever. Chloe Peterson is having a bad night. A really bad night. The large bruise on her cheek can attest to that. And when her car skids off the side of a wet country road straight into a ditch, she's convinced even the gorgeous guy who rescues her must be too good to be true. Or is he?

    Angelia says: "Great find! Romantic, Sweet with serious Heat!"
    "Mixed feelings"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    It would greatly depend on the friend. A friend that liked a steamier sort of story, I would. A friend that likes a more PG to PG-13 sort of romance that hints at something a little more, not a chance. I don't care how much I liked the characters.

    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I liked the characters, but I think I would have preferred a bit more dialogue. At times, it seemed there was as much sex as storyline.

    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Probably not, but on a lazy weekend I might watch it on TV if it were to air.

    Any additional comments?

    This wasn't my cup of tea. I prefer a bit more story line/dialogue to my book. That being said, I did like the characters a lot. I find myself wanting to know more about the rest of the Sullivan clan. Maybe when I'm in the mood for a steamy romance, I'll check out another one of Bella's books.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs: Jane Jameson, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Maybe it was the Shenanigans gift certificate that put her over the edge. When children's librarian and self-professed nice girl Jane Jameson is fired by her beastly boss and handed $25 in potato skins instead of a severance check, she goes on a bender that's sure to become Half Moon Hollow legend. On her way home, she's mistaken for a deer, shot, and left for dead.

    Sandra Ross says: "Laugh-out Loud Funny"
    "Laughing in the face of death!"
    What did you love best about Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs?

    What's not to love? In less than 30 min, I loved Jane. She's funny, sarcastic, irreverent & wouldn't be afraid to point out my spelling mistakes or misuse of words. Besides, she loves Jane Austen. Not even half way trough this first book, I was downloading the next two. I'm usually not a fan of vampire books, but the humor & characters in this story are wonderful.

    What about Amanda Ronconi’s performance did you like?

    Amanda Ronconi was a good fit for Jane. Her timing is great & has a nice dry voice for the sarcastic moments which are every few seconds.

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

    Lots & lots of laughing throughout the book.

    Any additional comments?

    I recommend them to anyone who enjoys a quick whit, bad puns, redneck jokes & has a dark sense of humor.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • All for You: De Piaget Family, Book 16

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By Lynn Kurland
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Peaches Alexander is thrilled to receive an unexpected invitation to a weekend party given by the handsome, eligible Duke of Kenneworth. The only problem: Stephen de Piaget, a stuffy medieval studies scholar who seems determined to get in the way. Peaches has absolutely no desire to get involved with Stephen, until a quirk of fate sends her hurtling through time…. Stephen de Piaget has been leading a double life: respectable professor by day, knight-in-training during holidays and summer terms.

    Rachel says: "Awesome! Great Read and even better Listen!"
    "Knight in shining tweed!"
    What made the experience of listening to All for You the most enjoyable?

    This isn't my favorite book in the series, but it is a nice story about two lovable characters & their attempts at finding love. There is a little sword-play, some silly insults, lots of jabs at wardrobe choices, and of course some time travel. If you enjoy that sort of romance, then this book is for you. As with any of Kurland's other books, I love the story. I already feel I know the characters from previous books and I'm happy to hear their individual tales. I suppose there isn't much I don't like about this series of books, other than there aren't enough available through audible.

    What was one of the most memorable moments of All for You?

    It looks as if Robin might actually be getting used to the idea of paranormal oddities. He has some fun with his visitors this time around.

    Would you listen to another book narrated by Justine Eyre?

    Yes, I would & have before as well. I would just make sure it's almost entirely a cast of British characters. In this book, she didn't distinguish the Americans from the Brits. It was difficult to listen to Peaches, Tess & even Zachary speaking with distinctive English accents. It got on my nerves a bit, but it's still an excellent book.

    Any additional comments?

    As with most Kurland's books, this is again PG to PG-13. If you're looking for lots of bedroom action, you might want to keep looking.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Angel’s Peak: Virgin River, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Robyn Carr
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Robyn Carr’s best-selling Virgin River series captivates fans with stories of young men and women given second chances at love in a small northern California town. Four years ago, Sean and Franci broke up when he refused to commit. Now vacationing in Virgin River, Sean is shocked to run across Franci again. He’s grown up and wants to give things another shot, but she can’t afford to have him break her heart again.

    Helen says: "Return to Virgin River!"
    "Kids say the darndest things"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely! I think this is my favorite Virgin River book so far. There are just so many things to enjoy about it.

    What did you like best about this story?

    Rosie. She is such a gem in this story.

    Which scene was your favorite?

    So many to choose from. It would definately involve Shawn. It's a toss up between the scene he meets Franci in the grocery store and the first day he spends with Rosie. I don't want to give details & spoil the fun for anyone. I found myself laughing out loud in both of those.

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

    Yes, lots of laughter,but it is still well rounded, like most of Carr's books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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