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Tara

Comox, BC, Canada | Member Since 2013

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  • Reckless: The Thoughtless Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By S. C. Stephens
    • Narrated By Rebekkah Ross
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (422)
    Performance
    (403)
    Story
    (405)

    When Kellan’s band gains stardom, Kiera and Kellan’s relationship is put to the ultimate test. Can their love for each other withstand the constant pressure of superstardom? The friendships they’ve formed, the new family they’ve found, and the history they’ve forged will all play a part in helping them navigate the turbulent waters of the band’s exploding popularity. A greedy executive hell-bent on success, a declining pop star looking for an edge, and a media circus that twists lies into truths are just some of the obstacles the lovers will have to overcome if they are going to remain together.

    Robin says: "KELLAN KYLE!!!"
    "Excellent Series"
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    Overall I enjoyed this series. It was written different than I was used to reading. It was like and recounting of events and journey. At first I was not sure what I thought but it grows on you and you become captivated by her story. I only did the audio book for the last book but would recommend it. You can picture that these events could really happen. It is about choices and decisions that you make and the consequences of those actions/choices. It makes you laugh, cry, smile and cheer. The dialogue between characters is very funny. The performance was great.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Too Consumed: Consumed, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Skyla Madi
    • Narrated By Em Eldridge
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (46)

    She tamed the over-confident Casanova, Seth Marc, turning him into a one woman Romeo. With Seth's first professional fight coming up, she does her best to keep him focused and driven...even if that means withholding sex from him. As sexual tensions rise, so do past discrepancies the couple thought buried, putting extra stress on both their romantic and professional lives.

    Candateshia Pafford says: "Totally Consumed in O and Sethy!"
    "Please consume me! Hot, Intense and Passionate!"
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    This book picks up where the author left off and there is no disappointment with Seth and O. This book has it all. It is intense and unpredictable. It had me from the start and I really enjoyed every moment. I love the banter between characters. Seth is passionate about his fighting and his woman. He will never let anything stop him. Olivia is good but wants a little bad in her life. She does not take his crap but yet she still remains sweet. Selena is a mouth piece that you are not sure if you want to hate or love. She is messed up but in love with Jackson. I think they should have their own story because there are a lot of innuendos about their sex lives. I am only disappointed that the third book is not ready for us yet. Now I have to wait and stew over what is to come. This book has some unpredictable parts that I really like because it is not all sunshine and flowers. To me this brings a realistic quality to story. You will not be let down with this book. 4.5 stars from me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Consumed

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Skyla Madi
    • Narrated By Em Eldridge
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (216)
    Performance
    (196)
    Story
    (199)

    He's infuriating, nauseatingly addictive and she just can't seem to shake him. He's only been in town a short while and his name is already on everyone's lips. He's the kind of guy moms' warn their daughters about - the kind that leaves a trail of shattered hearts behind him and he has Olivia in his sights. Olivia has never met anyone as confusing as Seth and his hot and cold attitude constantly sends her reeling. She's never wanted anyone's touch so badly in her life, but having recently come out of a long term relationship diving into another is something she'd prefer to avoid.

    Jordy says: "Sexy Bad boy MMA fighter meets sweet good girl "
    "I need to be Consumed by a fighter....Yummy!"
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    What an unexpected surprise that this book was. There were some mixed reviews but I have to say that this book hit a home run with me. I was captured from the get go. I did not give it 5 stars because I feel like the Real Series was just a touch better. However this totally compares and will not disappoint. Seth and Olivia are two lost souls. They have both been beaten down by life and family and are trying to find their way. I like that this was not a story of a guy that was sexually abused and turns to sex to alleviate his pain. Seth is rich but this book does not focus on his money or him buying things. He is intense and seductive and a dominate, alpha male. Just the cover of this book can make you drool and imaging all that muscle and strength. Olivia although timid is not a total push over. She has some spunk and keeps you surprised with her responses. She can be feisty and innocent all at the same time. This has great steamy sex scenes and lots of chemistry. It is a romance story with a few twists and turns. This book will not disappoint and I cannot wait to start book two. 4.5 stars from me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Billionaire's Obsession: The Complete Collection: Mine for Tonight, Mine for Now, Mine Forever, Mine Completely

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By J. S. Scott
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Powers
    Overall
    (142)
    Performance
    (135)
    Story
    (136)

    Down-on-her-luck nursing student and full-time waitress Kara Foster gets a massive blow to her already desperate financial situation that will surely find her living on the streets. Needing nothing less than a miracle to save her, Kara gets rescue from an unknown, unlikely, and overwhelming source. Billionaire Simon Hudson makes her an offer that is impossible to refuse, but terrifying to accept from a man that she's never met. Will the handsome, alpha billionaire really be a solution to her problems? Or will he end up being a major complication and a danger to her emotional sanity?

    Candateshia Pafford says: "Good...but way to long...."
    "Cute Romance but long winded."
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    This was a cute romance between Kara and Simon. It was very long. At one point it said epilogue but there were still hours left in listening time. I think the book had potential but there were some gaps in the plot. I did not get the chemistry between Kara and Simon at the beginning. He was stocking her and then boom she and he are in love and living together. There was an attempt at a plot twist but it fell short. I know there are other books in this series and although not a bad listen I would not necessarily run out and get the next book. This would be a good book in the sale bin. I feel a bit critical as I write this but if you were to compare other authors to this one it just missed the mark a bit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hard Rock Arrangement: The Lonely Kings, #1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Ava Lore
    • Narrated By Crystal Sershen
    Overall
    (127)
    Performance
    (121)
    Story
    (121)

    Chronic loser Rebecca Alton is penniless, homeless, and sleeping on her sister’s couch. She needs a job, fast, but in this economy finding one is easier said than done. When she accidentally walks into the wrong office and finds herself auditioning for the role of fake girlfriend and very real babysitter to Carter Hudson, the out-of-control lead guitarist of an up and coming rock band, can she pull it off? And considering who her boss would be - Carter's brother and the band’s bassist, manager, and undisputed king of bad attitudes Kent Hudson - would she even want the job?

    Tara says: "Hot Rockers that the Narrator Killed!"
    "Hot Rockers that the Narrator Killed!"
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    This book had so much potential. I really liked the storyline and the characters. I think it was well written and could have been up there with Olivia Cunning but the narrator Crystal Sershen killed it. She draws out all the endings in her words and her male voices sounded painful not sexy. If this book was narrated by another author, it would have been much better. I would listen to this author again as long as the narrator is changed. Rebecca was funny and quirky and I loved her cleaning OCD moments. Carter is funny and immature and Kent is stern and authoritative. I think the chemistry was great and the plot twists with ex-lovers was awesome. This was not just about a rocker on tour and that made for interesting reading. I don’t want to give any storyline away but the scene with Jason in the hotel was great and so deserved. LMAO. Please, Please, Please get another narrator. Happy I took the chance because the story was good.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Reaper's Legacy: Reaper's MC, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Joanna Wylde
    • Narrated By Tatiana Sokolov, Todd Haberkorn
    Overall
    (255)
    Performance
    (236)
    Story
    (237)

    Eight years ago, Sophie gave her heart - and her virginity - to Zach Barrett on a night that couldn't have been less romantic or more embarrassing. Zach's stepbrother, a steely-muscled, tattooed biker named Ruger, caught them in the act, getting a peep show of Sophie he's never forgotten. She may have lost her dignity that fateful night, but Sophie also gained something precious - her son Noah. Unfortunately, Zach's a deadbeat dad, leaving Ruger as Noah's only male role model. When he discovers Sophie and his nephew living in near poverty, Ruger takes matters into his own hands.

    Barb says: "Another hot biker!"
    "I Need A Biker.....Hot,Hot, Hot!"
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    You have to love those Reapers! This was another great hit for me. I think that this biker gang really captivates you. It is totally believable and you get sucked right in. I love that both books have reoccurring characters but are still very different. The author explains the name thing, which I think many people questioned so now it really makes you see past the funny biker names. Sophie and Zack are a train wreck and you have to love how she has become a strong independent woman trying to take care of her son. She does not complain and does not easily fall into the biker life. Ruger is tough, funny, domineering and sexy. I like that he doesn’t just give up and that he continues to help even though she keeps sending him away. The chemistry was great and the dialogue between them was fun to listen to. I really enjoyed the biker woman and that even though they are “Property” they hold their own. It shows that you can be tough and taken care of all at the same time. Somehow the author takes this biker club and makes you understand the family connection and supportive atmosphere. Even though it is way out of my scope of reality you can still believe that this goes on. One thing I did not like was the male narrator’s voice. His female voice was not great and he did not sound rugged enough to play the part of Ruger. I would have changed that. This is a must read series and I cannot wait for more.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Lick: Stage Dive, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Kylie Scott
    • Narrated By Andi Arndt
    Overall
    (365)
    Performance
    (345)
    Story
    (349)

    Waking up in Vegas was never meant to be like this. Evelyn Thomas' plans for celebrating her 21st birthday in Las Vegas were big. Huge. But she sure never meant to wake up on the bathroom floor with a hangover to rival the black plague, a very attractive half-naked tattooed man in her room, and a diamond on her finger large enough to scare King Kong. Now if she could just remember how it all happened.One thing is certain, being married to one of the hottest rock stars on the planet is sure to be a wild ride.

    Jordy says: "4.5 Lickable Rock Stars!"
    "Rock My World!"
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    This was a really good book. I liked the storyline even though Evelyn Thomas was young. I guess this explains why she is weak at times. I wish her character was a bit stronger but understandable since she is so young and just trying to tap into her inner voice. David was also strong and determined and I like that he was willing to make concessions as well. I hope that she includes all the other characters in her books so we see how their lives unfold. I also like that she used common names and not off the wall stage names. I think the books will only get better from here. I like the characters and it was nice not to have the story all about being on a tour bus. I still think Olivia Cunning rocks this genre but this was a good contender. I am anxiously awaiting the next book in April. Worth the credit. You have to love rock starts!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rock the Heart: Black Falcon Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Michelle A. Valentine
    • Narrated By Aletha George
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (173)
    Performance
    (164)
    Story
    (164)

    For the last four years, good girl Lane has regretted breaking up with Noel Falcon. She thought she was sensible when she told him his dreams of being a rock star would get him nowhere, but now that he's a rock god and her career is stagnant, she realizes just how wrong she was. When Noel hires the marketing company where Lane is an intern, she's forced to see him again. If she wants to land her dream job as executive within the company, she has to win him over and secure his account. Too bad Noel is still pissed at her for breaking his heart.

    Alana Lee Rock says: "Diary of a Doormat KILLED this Book"
    "Boring and Unmemorable"
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    I don’t know what this says about me or the book but I forgot I listened to it and so started it again. Then I realized that I had read it. (Shows you that either my memory is bad or the book was not worth remembering) It did not get better with a second attempt. If you have read Olivia Cunning's series, you will be seriously disappointed with this book. There is nothing exciting about it. The characters are boring with nothing to captivate you. Lane is weak and indecisive and this drove me nuts. Noel was just not enough of anything to keep you interested. Maybe I am being a bit hard but you cannot compare this with other books about rock stars. There was potential to be better but it fell short for me. I would not recommend this book for a credit. Maybe if you got it in the sale bin.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Becoming: Anna Strong, Vampire, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Jeanne C. Stein
    • Narrated By Dina Pearlman
    Overall
    (691)
    Performance
    (401)
    Story
    (404)

    Anna Strong is trained for anything-until she's attacked one night, only to awaken in a dark world that exists between the living and the dead. Here, Anna struggles with her love for the two men who inhabit the realms of each: Max, a human DEA agent, and Avery, a Night Watcher who joins Anna in pursuit of the vampire who changed her life. Now, as her two worlds collide, fate plunges Anna into the ultimate battle between good and evil - where survival is not just for the living.

    Karen says: "Another new take on vampires and the paranormal."
    "$4.95 of Slow Going"
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    I got this book on sale so I think that is why it was not as disappointing as it could have been, if I used a credit. First of all I really like books about female dominant characters so was really hoping this would be a hit. It was SLOW. I thought about not finishing but had surgery and was stuck in bed so just kept plugging away. It did start to get better near the end but it took a while getting there. I am curious to see who Casper is but other than that plot line nothing really captivated me. I think there were a lot of holes in the storyline that could have been better explained. For example; you find out you are a vampire and you don’t freak out and have a million questions? You don’t try and figure out what your limitations are? Your house burns down and you don’t seem that upset. I did like the betrayal part of the book as the author did her best to keep you guessing. I think there is potential and maybe it will get better. I am just not sure if I will continue with this series or not. If you want an awesome series about dominant female vampire slayers, then read Jeaniene Frost. You will not be disappointed. For me this is a save your credit but if you can get it on sale for $4.95, like I did then give it a shot.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Devoured

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Emily Snow
    • Narrated By Elizbeth Louise
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (152)
    Performance
    (145)
    Story
    (144)

    Sienna's dreams lie in California, but when she discovers her grandmother's Nashville home has been foreclosed, she has no other choice than to move back to Music City, where she comes face-to-face with the flawed, gorgeous man she never thought she'd see again - and who now holds the deed to her grandma's estate. Millionaire rock star Lucas Wolfe is just as surprised to find the outspoken redhead glaring at him from across a courtroom. He still can't get the night Sienna spent with him out of his mind, and the chemistry between them is as undeniable as ever.

    Christine says: "Not the entire book! There are 5 chapters missing"
    "Easy Listen but just ok"
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    Although this book is about a tortured rock star it does not have the excitement of other books of this genre. Sienna and Lucas have chemistry and that was my favourite part. It did not have as much BDSM as it leads you to believe. I like the fact that they are not an easy paring. I like that she is struggling and although Lucas is rich it is not all about the money and extravagances in this book. I think this book as an easy listen and keeps your interest well enough. At times I did find it a bit slow and was just thinking ok get it over with. I do like books that have chemistry and anticipation in getting together. I am frustrated that we don’t know the secrete between Lucas and Sam. It is also frustrating that audible had the second book in the series and now does not. I would say wait and read it when the second book is available again. It is also cheap enough to buy vs using a credit. I got it on sale so was not disappointed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Epilogue: The Dark Duet: Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By CJ Roberts
    • Narrated By Anthony Elmer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (41)

    I’m writing this because you begged. You know how I love the begging. In fact, you probably know too many things and know them far too well. Who am I? Well, that’s what I’m trying to figure out. I was a whore in my youth, a killer since my adolescence, and a monster as a man. I am the man who kidnapped Livvie. I am the man who held her in a dark room for weeks. But, most importantly, I am the man she loves. She loves me. It’s quite sick, isn’t it? Of course, there’s more to our story than can be surmised in a few short sentences, but I’m at a loss for justifying my behavior back then.

    Jordy says: "It was one helluva unforgettable ride!"
    "Not as Good as the first two."
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    I have to say that I am a little disappointed in this book. It might have been the narrator. It seemed that he was rushed when saying his lines. There were some really good lines and he just blended everything together. I also don’t understand why the author did not use someone with an accent. This just threw me off a bit. I really loved Caleb and Livie's story. This series really makes you think about things. The content is often dramatic, disturbing and yet captivates you. I think that if I did not listen to this book, I would have felt ok with the just the two books. I did like hearing more of Caleb and Livie's story and yet again the author writes from a different perspective. I really like that about this series. This book is done from Caleb’s point of view and I am glad that he is still broken as it is more realistic. If he was all put together overnight, then it would be disappointing. It is a good listen but not as great as the first two. This whole series was an amazing surprises and I am glad that I took other readers advice and gave it a listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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