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  • Wild Heat

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Bella Andre
    • Narrated By Eva Kaminsky
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (206)
    Performance
    (186)
    Story
    (191)

    He's a hotshot firefighter addicted to risk. She's the sultry beauty he never saw coming....

    Maya Jackson doesn't sleep with strangers. Until the night grief sent her to the nearest bar and into the arms of the most explosive lover she's ever had. Six months later, the dedicated arson investigator is coming face-to-face with him again. Gorgeous, grinning Logan Cain. Her biggest mistake. Now her number one suspect in a string of deadly wildfires.

    CAROLYN says: "THERE'S SPARKS, FLAMES & A SMOKIN' HOT ROMANCE"
    "Not so Wild Heat"
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    What would have made Wild Heat better?

    I was very disappointed in this book. Over 8 hours of 3 days in the life of Mya and Logan; and most of it was just filling - something to take more time. I found the dialogue ridiculous at some points .. "I want you so badly".. really? And let's not forget - after a hot sex session, while they're still gasping for breath in recovery - "I want to be completely honest with you." really? The premise was good, the execution very dreary. I didn't care for the narrator. While the voice was ok - the reading style was annoying. Took me almost a full week to actually listen to this one - I kept having to rewind and rewind to figure out what was going on because I'd zone out so much while listening..


    What could Bella Andre have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Delete all the head trip crap that doesn't mean anything to the story -- I mean seriously - how many times can a main character say "I don't want to get involved with a firefighter" that lasts for 20 minutes??


    How could the performance have been better?

    The pauses, inflections - they really didn't work. Sounded deadpan "i love you." "yeah, I love you." weehaw.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The premise was good - hot firefighter, repressed fire investigator.. psychotic girlfriend wannabe .. could've worked... but didn't.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Ryland: The Golden Streak Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Kathi S. Barton
    • Narrated By Natalie Gray
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    A wet washcloth was handed to Alistair and he slapped it none too gently on the back of her neck. She tried to lift her head and he pushed her back down and glared at his brother. He had to take his anger out on someone, and he was the perfect target for it. "You had to scare her off on the first day, didn't you? You just couldn’t stand the fact that you didn't know that Colette wouldn't work for you and that I'd found you suitable help in the meantime." His brother started to speak, but Bronwyn lifted her head again and he shoved her back down. "You should be horse whipped."

    Dc says: "Where do I find a male like that in life"
    "I only finished it because I paid for it."
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    What would have made Ryland better?

    First pages - Ryland is a snarling, egotistical Alpha male with no regard, much less memory, of anyone less important than him. By the end of Chapter 1 he's in love and going to marry the heroine... HUH??? And the girl? She hates all men, they're all going to rape and pillage and by the end of Chapter 1 she's in love and having voluntary sex with the dude? Seriously? All the while being completely unconscious and recovering from bullet wounds because she's drinking freshly squeezed orange juice... LOL.. it was so ridiculous...


    What was most disappointing about Kathi S. Barton’s story?

    I kept waiting for a story... It never showed up - glancing passes as history, hop-skip-and-jump around between him, her, them. Alot of the "plot" points were never explained.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Natalie Gray’s performances?

    Absolutely not. Have you listened to her?


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Ryland?

    Basically, I'd re-write the whole book. The premise might have worked... if there was any depth, connection, or flow to the book. There isn't.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • His to Command

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Opal Carew
    • Narrated By Clarissa Knightly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (145)
    Performance
    (134)
    Story
    (137)

    Kate is a modern businesswoman who knows exactly how to run her well-organized world. But underneath her professional exterior lurks a secret that she’s been running from for years - a fierce desire to be dominated that both exhilarates and terrifies her. And there’s only one man who’s ever tempted her to lose control. Powerful executive Matt Pearce gave Kate her first taste of what it means to surrender completely at the hands of a dominant man, and she's never been able to forget. Though she’s spent years trying to outrun her feelings for him, a chance encounter changes everything....

    Leesa says: "Smokin' Sexy"
    "His to Command"
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    What would have made His to Command better?

    The story itself was decent; however, Kate was so wishy-washy and immature it was seriously annoying. Nothing could ever make her not love Matt - except two seconds later when he told her his big secret and boom, she's out the door. Where's the conviction? She trusts him completely - but the minute another female, one who has completely lied to her before, tells her a tale - she's all about "did he do that or not?" Where's the trust? Where's the love?


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    More of the same .. alot of fluff, no real substance.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I seriously don't like this narrator. I've listened to her with a couple of other books. The whiny sllimy voice is seriously annoying. I won't download another book with her as narrator.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The premise of the book, the bones, were good, which is why I purchased it to begin with. More depth to the characters, less fluff and nonsense, it would have been a good story.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Anything He Wants

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Sara Fawkes
    • Narrated By Clarissa Knightly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (332)
    Performance
    (314)
    Story
    (316)

    Lucy Delacourt's temp position isn't quite her dream job but it pays the bills. The highlight of her day is riding the elevator in the mornings with a handsome stranger. Tall, dark, and sexy as hell, Lucy knows he's way out of her league, but a girl can look, right? Everything changes the day the stranger seduces her. Completely out of character, she yields without a fight, but she has no idea her wanton acts with a man whose name she doesn't know will change her life forever. Because the sexy stranger is none other than Jeremiah Hamilton, billionaire CEO of Hamilton Industries, and one taste isn't nearly enough to satisfy his need.

    Rebecca says: "A lot of room for improvement"
    "Good premise - poor execution"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No really. The premise is great - who doesn't want to be overtaken by a hot studly dom in an elevator on the way to work one day? But that's where it stops.. the main female character is whiny. Seriously whiny. And there's no depth... They're in the elevator, they're in the garage - then they're on the way to Paris.. say what? You get no sense of him at all - other than occasional glimpses.. and those aren't enough to endear him to anyone. So, no - don't think I'd recommend it..


    Would you be willing to try another book from Sarah Fawkes? Why or why not?

    Sure - I would like to find out what happens after they take off and "make him chase them".. but more for the closure than anything else..


    How could the performance have been better?

    This woman's performance was poor. I'm sorry - but I couldn't stand her voice - or her whiny-ness... it really grated on my nerves.


    Do you think Anything He Wants needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Absolutely does -- what happened when they took off? Does Jeremiah EVER come out of whatever funk he's in and TELL her how he feels? DOES he feel? and does she actually fall for the brother?


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Reflected in You: A Crossfire Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Sylvia Day
    • Narrated By Jill Redfield
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2891)
    Performance
    (2640)
    Story
    (2654)

    Gideon Cross: As beautiful and flawless on the outside as he was damaged and tormented on the inside. He was a bright, scorching flame that singed me with the darkest of pleasures. I couldn’t stay away. I didn’t want to. He was my addiction…my every desire…mine. My past was as violent as his, and I was just as broken. We’d never work. It was too hard, too painful…except when it was perfect. Those moments when the driving hunger and desperate love were the most exquisite insanity. We were bound by our need. And our passion would take us beyond our limits to the sweetest, sharpest edge of obsession.…

    Rebecca says: "Fifty Shades Minus Twilight."
    "50SOG all grown up.. :)"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely would recommend this book. Serious hotness; the storyline is awesome. You guts clench when Gideon actually forces himself to share... it's great.


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

    both...


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Entertaining Mr Stone

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Portia Da Costa
    • Narrated By Petra Kollander
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (146)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (67)

    When reformed bad girl Maria Lewis takes a dull job in local government back in her home town, the quiet life she was looking for is quickly disrupted by the enigmatic presence of her boss, Director Robert Stone. A dangerous and unlikely object of lust, Stone touches something deep in Maria's sensual psyche and draws her to an erotic underworld, a far cry from life in the dusty offices of Borough Hall.

    SassiKassi says: "Sexy and Entertaining"
    "Not really that entertaining."
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    What did you like best about Entertaining Mr Stone? What did you like least?

    The storyline was titillating - which made me purchase it; but the female character was not endearing at ALL. I was more into Mr. Stone than the female character. She was just flat.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Portia Da Costa again?

    No.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Petra Kollander?

    I really became annoyed at her voice for the female character when she was talking to others. It was a little girl, whiny voice.. ANNOYING!


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    No idea. It was a good concept for a storyline; the male characters, especially Stone, were interesting - although the friend, Greg, was like a throwaway, oh-by-the-way, here's this kid that also wants to get in her pants, character.. whoopee; the female characters were, well, stupid. More depth? This seemed like a "I have an afternoon to while away writing a book and I'll just dash off this little something that may or may not happen in a workplace and make the female character as horny as possible"


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Perfect Hope: Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1670)
    Performance
    (1472)
    Story
    (1484)

    Ryder is the hardest Montgomery brother to figure out - with a tough-as-nails outside and possibly nothing too soft underneath. He’s surly and unsociable, but when he straps on a tool belt, no woman can resist his sexy swagger. Except, apparently, Hope Beaumont, the innkeeper of his own Inn BoonsBoro.... As the former manager of a D.C. hotel, Hope is used to excitement and glamour, but that doesn’t mean she can’t appreciate the joys of small-town living. She’s where she wants to be - except for in her love life....

    tgp157 says: "Great End to a Delightful Series"
    "Another wonderful book from Nora Roberts"
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    Would you listen to The Perfect Hope again? Why?

    I loved the final installation of the Inn Boonsboro trilogy. Mrs. Roberts always comes through with full-bodied characters and is able to give you insights from both the male and female main character's point of view. As with all her books, I definately will be re-reading/listening to this trilogy again.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked that not only do you get to learn more about Hope and Ryder - but also get to stay in touch with the other main characters and what they're doing. And, I loved that Lizzie found her Billy... how wonderful.


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

    I don't particularly care for his style of reading but after the first 2 chapters, I forgot about it. His gravelly Ryder was nice.


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

    When Ryder realized that Hope wanted to face her old boss herself - to have that closure herself. When she said that when she couldn't have talked him out of confronting him, she'd have gone with him.. that was a moment.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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