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Cam

Las Vegas, NV, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • A Scandalous Wife: Scandalous Series, Book 1 - Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Ava Stone
    • Narrated By Stevie Zimmerman
    Overall
    (102)
    Performance
    (94)
    Story
    (93)

    As the head of his family, Robert Beckford, the Earl of Masten, was accustomed to dealing with various problems his siblings had caused of one sort or another. However, he wasn't prepared when his cad of brother ruined and then abandoned a young lady. To right the wrong, Robert married the girl himself; but his chivalry only went so far. He didn't want a wife, and most certainly not a scandalous one. So, after repeating his vows, he sent her packing, off to a secluded estate and expected her to stay put.

    Cynthia says: "Scandalous indeed."
    "Scandalous? More like Torturous"
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    The story is about a woman named Lydia who has to get married after she having an indiscretion and getting caught. The man who had her ways with her flees and to save her from a scandal his brother steps in to do the honorable deed and marries her. He then takes her to one of his estates and leaves her there alone with the instruction not to leave the estate. After 6 years of loneliness she decides to leave and go to London to stay with her cousins for a season. While there she and her husband both get invited and appear at the same party without the knowledge of the other attending. Lydia gets much attention from the men at the party including her husband, except that he does not know the beautiful red head is actually his own wife.

    The story had a good start but then it goes flat despite Ava Stone’s attempts at recovery. She tries to give the story some excitement but then resolves it as quickly. The name of the book is misleading and the narrator is terrible. There are also looonnnnggg pauses where one assumes the device has stopped working before it continues. I do not recommend this book at all. Spend your time on something more worth your while.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Passions of a Wicked Earl

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Lorraine Heath
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (187)
    Performance
    (164)
    Story
    (158)

    Known throughout for his prowess in the bedroom, Morgan Lyons, the eighth Earl of Westcliffe, cannot forgive an unpardonable affront to his honor. Discovering his young bride in the arms of his brother was a staggering blow?so he banished the beautiful deceiver to the country and devoted himself to the pursuit of carnal pleasure.

    Michelle says: "loved this book"
    "So much better than the Audible reviews"
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    It was such a surprise to read the book and find it so wonderfully entertaining. I always look at amazon reviewer’s feedback prior to purchasing because they are not influenced by the narrator’s performance. As we all know a narrator can really make a book or ruin it for all. When I saw the high ratings, I decided to give the book a shot. I very much enjoyed the story and liked the push and pull between the hero and heroine. The story was completely believable and although I am not a huge fan of Ann Flosnik, I though her performance was okay. The book does not contain complicated characters or a clever plot, especially since I guessed who was behind all the mystery prior to the unveiling, but overall I still enjoyed the story very much, enough to finish it all in one day.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Wife Trap: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Tracy Anne Warren
    • Narrated By Bianca Amato
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (408)
    Performance
    (328)
    Story
    (326)

    New York Times best-selling author Tracy Anne Warren is among the world’s most popular Regency romance novelists. She sweeps listeners to the Irish countryside for this saucy tale of deception. When Lady Jeannette Brantford is banished from her family’s estate in England, she encounters the dashing Darragh O’Brien. Too bad the common architect is well below her station.

    Sharon says: "Underwhelmed"
    "One of the best books I have ever read"
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    I absolutely LOVED this book. Wonderful character development, amazing story, and a heart warming love story. DO NOT miss getting this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Knaves' Wager

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Loretta Chase
    • Narrated By Stevie Zimmerman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (39)

    Lilith Davenant has ample reason to detest Julian Wyndhurst, Marquess of Brandon: He's exactly the kind of man who hastened the demise of her profligate husband, and the debt he owed to Julian has forced her to an engagement with a wealthy suitor for the sake of supporting her beloved nieces and nephews. Besides that, Lord Julian somehow manages to ignite disturbing...feelings...she's never felt before!

    Cam says: "Two thumbs way up"
    "Two thumbs way up"
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    Her style of writing is very similar to Georgette Heyer so if you don’t like GH, you won’t like this book. Just like GH, there is also no passion, minus a few kisses, in the entire story and that’s the only thing I wished to see added to this book. The rest including writing, story, character development were all excellent. I highly recommend this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Devil's Bride: A Cynster Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    Overall
    (989)
    Performance
    (684)
    Story
    (693)

    Governess Honoria Wetherby values her independence. She would rather travel the world than marry and give some man control of her life. Then, one stormy evening, fate changes all her plans. She stumbles upon a mortally wounded young man in the woods. When the stranger dies, she is trapped in a cabin with his body and with his newly arrived cousin, Devil, whom she soon learns is aptly named.

    Scottie in TX says: "Finally! The Book that Started it All!"
    "An easy read and a simple plot"
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    I admit I enjoyed reading this book but the plot seemed weak and obvious. I actually read The Ideal Bride before purchasing this book and did not realize that the stories are connected since that book does not show up in the series. The plot for The Ideal Bride was much more complicated and neither the hero nor the heroine were trying to overpower the other as in this book. This book’s hero is very strong-minded and pushes for marriage all throughout the book. Hard to believe a sought after Duke would be so persistent but oh well. I understand that times were different those days but for someone so strong-minded as the heroine to agree to become a wife and mother and leave her long life dream of traveling to Africa was hard to accept. Made the story a bit bookish and unreal especially since the Duke did not offer to take her to Africa after their marriage. So if you have not read the Ideal Bride, read that book instead even if like myself you are a fan of Duke stories.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke's Heart

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Sarah MacLean
    • Narrated By Barrie Kreinik
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (37)

    Bold, impulsive, and a magnet for trouble, Juliana Fiori is no simpering English miss. She refuses to play by society's rules: She speaks her mind, cares nothing for the approval of the ton, and can throw a punch with remarkable accuracy. Her scandalous nature makes her a favorite subject of London's most practiced gossips...and precisely the kind of woman the duke of Leighton wants far far away from him.

    Tracy T says: "Not as good as the 2nd book."
    "Duke of distain and a shameless heroine"
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    The hero is not very likable and the heroine’s total lack of self-respect is appalling. The wager between the hero and the heroine was a bit silly since he had not much to gain from it and no true reason to agree especially since he was engaged to be married to someone else. It almost seemed like he wanted to go along with the wager to have fun at her expense. He did not stop to consider that by doing so he is endangering a good friend’s sister's fragile reputation even further. The heroine’s total lack of concern for her purity or reputation in addition to her constant attempts at pathetically chasing a man, who found her completely unacceptable as a wife, was so very unsatisfactory. I can’t imagine this method working for anyone but apparently it worked for this Duke.

    I understand that the times were different and being from a different culture myself I can see how one can get brainwashed enough to follow society’s rules at any expense. I did however like that he did find his heart at the end of the book. Not a 5 or 4 star but a definite 3.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Song for Sophia: Rougemont, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Moriah Densley
    • Narrated By Heather Wilds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (57)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (52)

    Desperation has led Anne-Sophia Duncombe to a life of exile. Still, she is always just one mistake away from capture and a marriage she would rather die than endure. As a last resort to remain hidden from her former life, Sophia attempts a radical scheme: a life of humility and disguise. Rumor has it that Wilhelm Montegue, the Earl of Devon, is insane. A tormented war hero haunted by scandal, he is only tolerated because of his brilliant mind and swarthy good looks.

    Trish says: "Great love story.."
    "There were parts I enjoyed BUT…"
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    A savant hero at 35, a heroine who was a couple of years younger?? beautiful, smart, and much too willing to play a courtesan or any other role given to her by the hero. Supposedly well bread and raised by the Ton’s standards, she was waaaaay too easy in accepting of her commanded roles and any inappropriate behavior in other people’s presence. In addition, though their behavior very inappropriate in social circumstances, others did not refuse to associate with them which is unlikely behavior for their time. The story was just odd. There was no suspension in their romance, characters were a bit flat, story unbelievable for their time as far as acceptability by the society as well as those employed at the house and much more. The author also could have dedicated a bit more time showing the heroine’s struggles with the rest of the staff after she goes from the maid to supposedly the lord of the house’s mistress. This is not something they could have kept quiet and yet he easily introduced her as his aunt’s cousin when the talk of it should have already been spread like wildfire. Unbelievable again!!! They hero and heroine got together without much fuss or resistance on her part for advances made so quickly after their agreement and the only issue apparent was sex and her monster of a father. A bit disappointing but I did try to finish the book. I will definitely not purchase the next book in the series if this one is an indication of how the next book will be.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Findley's Lass: The Clan MacDougall Series

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs)
    • By Suzan Kathleen Tisdale
    • Narrated By Brad Wills
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (69)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (62)

    The Highlands of Scotland, Autumn 1344..... She had won his heart without trying... and he can only pray for the chance to give her his. When Findley McKenna returns after his battle with the English to offer Maggy Boyle a home amongst his clan, he finds only death and destruction instead of the young widow who has stolen his heart. The only things left of her home is the burned out hut and decaying bodies of the auld people Maggy has taken care of for the past three years. With only a prayer, his Highlander heart, and a bit of bloodied plaid to cling to, Findley will crawl through hell if he must, in order to find Maggy and her sons and avenge the massacre before him.

    DARA says: "Made Me Smile"
    "I enjoyed the humor"
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    There are some very funny scenes that made me laugh out loud. Sweet heroine and an even sweeter hero. This was love at first sight for Findley but it took a bit longer for Maggie. I loved Wee Williams character. Can’t imagine a man that size being so gentle and so tough at the same time. Looking forward to reading the next book in the series. The narrator did a great job as well. One of my favorite lines from the book, “I’m not just blowing air up your kilt”. :)

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Ideal Bride

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (83)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
    (73)

    >The New York Times best-selling author Stephanie Laurens has created her most provocative love story - and amazing hero - to date. Michael Anstruther-Wetherby is a man destined for power. But Michael lacks the single most important element of success: a wife. Michael searches for his ideal bride - a gently bred, malleable young lady (preferably one with a political background). He discovers such a paragon, but finds a formidable obstacle in his path - the young lady's beautiful, strong minded aunt.

    Beth H says: "More Cynster Magic!"
    "Wonderful story and strong lead characters"
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    A book filled with edge of your seat segments and a gripping love story with great passionate scenes. I loved everything about this book. Will now go back and purchase some of the other books in the series starting with the first. Purchase with confidence knowing you will not be disappointed.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Sarah MacLean
    • Narrated By Carolyn Morris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (60)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (55)

    A lady does not smoke cheroot. She does not ride astride. She does not fence or attend duels. She does not fire a pistol, and she never gambles at a gentlemen's club. Lady Calpurnia Hartwell has always followed the rules, rules that have left her unmarried - and more than a little unsatisfied. And so she's vowed to break the rules and live the life of pleasure she's been missing. But to dance every dance, to steal a midnight kiss - to do those things, Callie will need a willing partner. Someone who knows everything about rule-breaking. Someone like Gabriel St. John, the Marquess of Ralston....

    MM says: "I THOROUGHLY ENJOYED THIS SERIES"
    "Callie is sooooo adorable"
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    I love it when a wallflower tries to regain some power and control over her life and tries to live her life the way that makes her happy when society does not approve it. I enjoyed every minute of this book. So parts of it are a bit forced by having the hero run into the heroine every time she decided to cross something off of her list but if you try and go beyond that you’ll find the story heart warming. A must read

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Masqueraders

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated By Ruth Sillers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (50)

    After participating in the Jacobite Rising of 1745, Robin and Prudence, brother and sister, become engaged in a swashbuckling, romantic adventure. Our hero and heroine must cross-dress and switch genders if they are to escape prosecution a humorous move that allows Heyer to explore the manners and language affectations of the period as the two romp through the elite saloons and clubs of London.

    Jerri says: "Romantic, funny romp"
    "Wonderful"
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    I find that sometimes there are parts to each book by GH that I find unnecessary to have been mentioned since they add nothing to the story. In addition, this book does not explain how the father knew certain details at the end when being questioned for verifying his identity. The story also lacks in passion, which is a GH signature. None of these issues just mentioned, however, will make me reduce my rating from a 5 star. This is wonderfully written book and very well developed characters. The story is so very funny in parts especially when considering the brother dressed as a woman and flirting outrageously with the men when he is in love with a woman. There were some absolutely hilarious moments. I highly recommend this book.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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