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Cam

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  • Animating Maria

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Lindy Nettleton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Maria Kendall is stunningly beautiful, impeccably mannered, effortlessly graceful - in short, a perfect candidate for marriage. Thus all of polite London society is astonished that she is the latest charge of Amy and Effy Tribble, eccentric spinsters specializing in making matches for unmarriageable misses. But when Maria’s suitors - among them the roguish and exceedingly aristocratic Duke of Berham - meet her vulgar and boorish parents, proposals of marriage invariably vanish.

    Cam says: "Absolutely Love the Flawed Characters"
    "Absolutely Love the Flawed Characters"
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    This is the first book I have read since I became interested in reading about a year and a half ago that I have read a book where characters are all so real and flawed. Truly refreshing to see that. I LOVED this book because of it.

    The plot is about miss Maria Kendall who is sent to a special school to learn to behave properly for the polite society. The people who truly should be there though are her vulgar parents. They are very rich indeed but have such terrible manners that they repel anyone from the society who meets them therefore reducing their daughter’s chances of making a good connection. On her way to London, she meets the Duke of Berham in an Inn but their interaction is very poor. Later when in London his mother places an announcement in the paper regarding his engagement to the beautiful Maria in the hopes of seeing her son married. Though both are shocked about the announcement they decide on an agreement that is beneficial to both and resolve to go along with it. But that is the case until the Duke meets her parents and all bets are off after that.

    The book is very good but the narration is poor. Try and overlook that or you can miss out on the book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Twice a Rake: Lord Rotheby's Influence, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Catherine Gayle
    • Narrated By Pearl Hewitt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (43)

    When Aurora Hyatt loses her journal in Hyde Park, her ruin is a foregone conclusion. After all, if anyone discovers her writings, they'll find scandalous fantasies involving the newest rake in town alongside entirely-too-candid thoughts about her typical dreary suitors. Aurora will either be forced into a loveless marriage with the first nodcock to make an offer, or she'll be assigned a permanent position on the shelf. Oh, dear good Lord. What catastrophe will God smite down upon her next?

    K. Overton says: "Narration fail"
    "Completely irritating and frustrating"
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    This is the story of lady Aurora who loves to write stories in her journal about the men in her life. After hearing about a reckless acting rake Quin, she decides to write about him without ever having met him. Quin’s grandfather insists he finds a suitable wife and settle down to produce heirs or risk being disinherited. He finds Aurora’s journal and after reading it decides she will do nicely as his wife. Quin attends a ball she is planning on going to and asks her to dance. During the dance he kisses her senseless and she does nothing to discourage him with the Ton watching. Since thoroughly compromised, they get married but another scandal begins that gets them running away to their country estate until the talks settle down.

    I found the heroine too selfish and self-serving and the story ridiculous. Initially, she took her journal to the park so that her friend could read it while not only Aurora but also her friend were showing up with their gentlemen friends. I guess she assumed they would have plenty of “private” time for her friend to perusal her journal??? Then lost the journal? Really? My intelligence was insulted. Either she was not playing with a full deck or the author assumes us gullible especially since she did not even bother to change names in her journal.

    After she got married, her husband asked her to make sure no one saw her stories and what does she do after that? She left it in a room with someone she did not even know to get a servant to bring in tea. I guess they did not have the rope to pull that alarmed a servant to see to their needs. UNLIKELY!!!!

    After the second scandal her husband asked her not to write any more scandalous stories and yet she did and surprisingly again, (not really), took no care to hide it where no one including servants would run into it. The premise of the story seemed stupid and none of it rang true. They run away to the country to get away from scandal and yet decided to have a house party where everyone they invited attended. This would have never happened at that time.

    The villain is also not properly dealt with and the story ended without their names ever being cleared, but somehow it all seemed to end ok. Do not waist your credit on this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Vixen in Velvet: The Dressmakers, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Loretta Chase
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (42)

    Lethally charming Simon Blair, Marquess of Lisburne, has reluctantly returned to London for one reason only: a family obligation. Still, he might make time for the seduction of a certain redheaded dressmaker - but Leonie Noirot hasn't time for him. She's obsessed with transforming his cousin, the dowdy Lady Gladys, into a swan. Leonie's skills can coax curves - and profits - from thin air, but his criminally handsome lordship is too busy trying to seduce her to appreciate her genius.

    Cam says: "Not the best of the series"
    "Not the best of the series"
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    I really wanted to give this 3.5 stars but unfortunately that is not possible with Audible. I enjoyed the first book okay and found the second not satisfying but this book, though it had a few good scenes, it was not very gripping. There is much too much “He said” “she said” in the book. After a while it gets very irritating. The only reason I decided to purchase this book was because of great Amazon as well as Audible reviews. I thought perhaps this book will be more engaging, but I was wrong. There really was no pull to draw you in as a listener/reader. The suspense added was weak and short lived. Overall if you just like to read HR and do not mind a weak story, then this can be an ok read, but when there are books like Lessons in French, why spend your credit on this one?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Winters Heat: Titan, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Cristin Harber
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (77)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (68)

    After putting her life on the line to protect classified intelligence, military psychologist Mia Kensington is on a cross-country road trip from hell with an intrusive save-the-day hero. Uninterested in his white knight act, she'd rather take her chances without the ruggedly handsome, cold-blooded operative who boasts an alpha complex and too many guns. Colby Winters, an elite member of The Titan Group, has a single objective on his black ops mission: recover a document important to national security.

    Shaan Hess says: "Suspense, hot sex and great heart!"
    "short spurts of suspense mixed with great sex"
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    I saw the reviews but since the book was on sale I decided to take a chance. I admit there are some steamy sex scenes but the story is a bit flat. The hero falls for a girl he does not even initially find attractive but then sees how beautiful she is within the first chapter. The lovesick behavior takes place shortly after that. It is very unbelievable since she does nothing to strike this heat within him especially since he is made out to be super attractive and desirable and has women supposedly throwing themselves at him. I just did not see personality or physical attributes that made her that irresistible for the hero. Beyond this point though the Columbian Cartel is taken over and first and second men in command are taken over in their own property AND country by a handful of seals. Yes. You heard me correctly. If it were that easy, the US can wipe out the drug lords all over South America with just a handful of seals. Unbelievable story, unrealistic scenes and poorly developed characters. Stay away is all I can recommend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Before the Larkspur Blooms: A Prairie Hearts Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Caroline Fyffe
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (19)

    Caroline Fyffe returns to the windswept prairies of Wyoming with a beautiful story of rekindled love.... Thomas Donovan spent eight long years in prison, convicted of a crime he didn’t commit. Finally released, he returns home to Logan Meadows, Wyoming, to reclaim his life. What he finds, though, is his beloved family long gone and the townsfolk wary of an accused thief. The future looks bleak - until a former love becomes his unlikely champion in the community and reignites the fire in his guarded heart....

    Cam says: "Simple and tidy but heartwarming too"
    "Simple and tidy but heartwarming too"
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    I got this book on sale and am glad I did. In any case, this book is well worth the point even if not on sale. What you see in this book is good character and story development . The story is heartwarming especially when everyone in the hero’s town began accepting him into their lives when they have every reason not to. The bullet in the head gets solved much too simply for my taste and without much effort at all but the rest of the story ties neatly into each other creating a very nice and easy listen. The narrator does a very good job in this western historical as well.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Daring the Highlander

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Laurin Wittig
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (141)
    Performance
    (126)
    Story
    (126)

    After his brother is executed for treason, Ailig MacLeod returns to Castle Assynt bearing a heavy heart and a grim message: the Scottish king has ordered Ailig’s father to forfeit the clan chiefdom - or face deadly consequences. But before he can reach home, Ailig encounters Morainn MacRailt, a beautiful young widow living a solitary life in the glen. He is taken by her quiet confidence and the powerful connection that sparks between them, but his duty lies at Castle Assynt, where his clan is in turmoil.

    CAROLYN says: "Another entertaining Scottish Saga from Ms Wittig"
    "Story lacked the appeal needed for memorability"
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    Just finished reading this book earlier today and have to say after reading it, I did not spend any time thinking about it at all. What that tells me is that even though the story was good, it lacked the necessary appeal to make me think about the book once I was done. The story lacked what is needed to have it standout amongst all other books in its category. So yes. I was somewhat entertained when I read it but will never read it over again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beauty Queen: The Fancy Lives of the Lear Sisters, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Julia London
    • Narrated By Natalie Ross
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (93)
    Performance
    (82)
    Story
    (84)

    To the outside world, former Miss Texas Rebecca Lear has the perfect life - until her husband leaves her for another woman. Now Rebecca’s life is a perfect mess, one she’s determined to dig herself out of without a cent of her overbearing father’s money. She heads to Austin to start anew, volunteering for a friend’s political campaign to bulk up her nonexistent résumé. Only Rebecca never counted on working with a hotshot attorney who makes her see red - and feel sexier than she has in years.

    Jan says: "Another good one in series"
    "lved Beauty Queen"
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    I really enjoyed that the heroine was not made out to be a super smart person disguised as a beauty queen. Even her success in politics was not made super special but believable. Had JL done otherwise, it would have ruined it for me. But this book made both the hero and heroine real with real issues and shortcomings. A very well written book and a definite must read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • It's a Waverly Life

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Maria Murnane
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (115)
    Performance
    (105)
    Story
    (106)

    After rebounding from a broken engagement and relinquishing her job in sports PR, the irrepressible Waverly Bryson has a new man, a new career, and a new lease on life. Her part-time gig as an advice columnist has proven to be as entertaining as it is affirming, and her fledgling greeting card line, Honey Notes, is off to a promising start. After a series of disastrous romantic rebounds, she has settled into a long-distance relationship with handsome Jake McIntyre.

    Elizabeth says: "Comical - Warm - Bridget Jones-ish"
    "Fast love stunted growth"
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    I felt the characters were in love with each other so quickly, but then not only neither one of them hinted or verbalized liking the other person, their actions drove each other away even further. Can’t explain these two characters any other way but to say their love expressions were inhibited. They did not say what they felt and then to fix her errors quickly, the heroine acted a bit crazy trying to track the hero to tell him in person how she truly felt. I have mixed feelings about this book. I enjoyed reading it at the same time I saw so many faults with it. I know, I know. I sound retarded now, but I liked many moments especially some of her reader’s dating stories which made me laugh out loud. But then either of the main characters acted stupid or said something stupid that turned me off. If you purchase this book just expect it not to be a great read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Scandal Wears Satin: Dressmakers, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Loretta Chase
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    Overall
    (108)
    Performance
    (98)
    Story
    (100)

    A blue-eyed innocent on the outside and a shark on the inside, dressmaker Sophy Noirot could sell sand to Bedouins. Selling Maison Noirot's beautiful designs to aristocratic ladies is a little harder, especially since a recent family scandal has made an enemy of one of society's fashion leaders. Turning scandal to the shop's advantage requires every iota of Sophy's skills, leaving her little patience for a big, reckless rake like the Earl of Longmore.

    Chantelle says: "Good follow up..."
    "If you want an Earl, you’ve got to be persistent"
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    Based on how the last book ended I imagined the hero to be pursuing the heroine in this book. Not so. She goes as far as getting naked in front of him while changing into her gown. Can’t get any more obvious than that. If I were the Earl, I would have wondered much more than he did about her innocence. The story, however, was still very engaging and her being forward did not detract too much. I can not give this book a 5 star but a gentle 4 suites it well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Highlander Avenged: Guardians of the Targe, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Laurin Wittig
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    Although the English king tried to wrest it away, the Highland Targe - ancient relic and protector of Scottish lands - still lies safely in the hands of clan MacAlpin. But for how long? Jeanette MacAlpin trained her entire life to become the next Guardian of the Targe, but that duty has now fallen to her cousin Rowan - a duty Rowan can't seem to master. Fearful for her clan's future, Jeanette seeks the solace of a sacred wellspring, and there encounters tawny-skinned Highland warrior Malcolm MacKenzie.

    DARA says: "Charming second book in the series"
    "Supernatural mixed with historical"
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    I loved the mixture. Very passionate love scenes, even when it was just a kiss. The hero is a typical man, ruled by desire and can’t stay away from the heroine knowing he can’t stay with this clan. The heroine is very willing to take what she can from the hero even if it means he will take her innocence and leave. That was the only part I had a hard time believing since times were not so easy on those who lost their virginity outside of marriage. I absolutely enjoyed listening to this book, even though I don’t believe in supernatural powers. So keep an open mind because this book will not disappoint.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Windflower

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Laura London
    • Narrated By Christa Lewis
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (31)

    The classic tale of passion on the high seas, available for the first time in 20 years... Merry Wilding is a lady of breeding, of innocence, and of breathtaking beauty. With high hopes for a holiday in England, she sets sail from New York - but the tide of her life is destined to turn. Mistakenly swept aboard an infamous pirate ship, Merry finds herself at the mercy of a wicked crew...and one sinfully handsome pirate. Soon she's spending her days yearning for escape, and her nights learning the pleasures of captivity.

    DARA says: "Eloquently Written Pirate Romance"
    "Double identities galore!"
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    Two characters are noblemen and the third is a half brother to one. Very well written book but the characters, even supporting ones, are ALL superbly written and they make up some of my most favorite characters of all times. This book is a must read for anyone who loves a great written historical romance. Do not see any other books by Laura London on Audible but would love to see an entire story written about the “Cat” character (very intriguing).

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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