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  • Forever Blue

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Suzanne Brockmann
    • Narrated By Ashley Adlon
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    Lucy Tait has fantasized about Blue McCoy since high school. With the Navy SEAL back in town, nothing's changed...except that Lucy's a police officer and Blue's been charged with murder. As the investigation heats up, so does their relationship. Now they're working to save Blue's future - before they lose their hearts

    kytten says: "Better than the first one..."
    "Better than the first one..."
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    I got into this book a lot more quickly and easily than the first of the series. I was doubtful after that one about continuing to read, but decided to give it a try because this one was on sale. The author really stepped it up, so I'm looking forward to getting the next one.

    Having grown up in a small town in the south, I can empathize with the main characters and the things that they deal with. The 'who dun it' thing was good too since I was able to tell somewhat who was involved, but couldn't guess exactly who and why.

    If I had a complaint it would be the narrator's inconsistency in voices and accents. But, that wasn't so distracting that it took away from the story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Forever & Always: The Ever Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Jasinda Wilder
    • Narrated By Piper Goodeve, Gabriel Vaughan
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    These letters are often all that get me through week to week. Even if it’s just random stuff, nothing important, they’re important to me. Gramps is great, and I love working on the ranch. But…I’m lonely. I feel disconnected, like I’m no one, like I don’t belong anywhere. Like I’m just here until something else happens. I don’t even know what I want with my future. But your letters, they make me feel connected to something, to someone.

    Ruffian says: "Powerful and Memorable Forever and Always"
    "Other books not here; have bad reviews in places"
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    This first book was good, though I hate the cliffhanger endings that authors are putting in multi-part books now. I enjoyed the story very much. I love the relationship between Cade and Ever. It was very emotional both happy and sad and the ending was just gut wrenching.

    The multi-voiced narration didn't really do much for me, but it wasn't too much of a distraction either. I felt like Piper Goodeve could have done a better job. The way she pronounced certain words drove me up a wall for the first half of the book. Either I got sucked in and didn't notice or she got better as time went on.

    However, when I found out that the other 2 books weren't on Audible, I started poking around to see if they had been published, then started looking at ratings on Good Reads. Both the next 2 books are rated very low. So I started reading some of the reviews and with those, got spoilers.

    I won't spoil for anyone cuz that's not fair; but for myself, I don't think I can continue with the rest of the series knowing what's going to happen from here. If I'd gone blindly into the rest of this series I'd have been really angry. Now at least if I do choose to read, I won't be blindsided. I don't usually encourage people to look for spoilers, but in this case it might be something to think about.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fueled: Driven Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By K. Bromberg
    • Narrated By Tatiana Sokolov, Sean Crisden
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    Colton stole my heart. He wasn't supposed to, and I sure as hell didn't want him to, but he crashed into my life, ignited feelings within me that I thought had died forever, and fueled a passion that I never knew could exist. Rylee fell out of that damn storage closet and into my life. Now I don't think I'll ever be the same. She's seen glimpses of the darkness within me, and yet she's still here. Still fighting for me. She is without a doubt the saint and I am most definitely the sinner.

    kezia says: "Very entertaining"
    "These books are an over dramatic roller coaster"
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    In some ways this trilogy was like 50 Shades. It featured a similarly broken man and the woman who keeps trying to fix him no matter how much of an ass he is.

    I felt like a boomerang throughout the entire trilogy. It got very, very annoying with him pushing her away and her coming back even after she swore she couldn't take it anymore.

    The author tossed 'Dominant' and 'Submissive' in here and there as if being emotionally abused is what BDSM is about.

    The overuse of the word Soul continued here. Needless to say I'd have died of alcohol poisoning by the end if I had been playing a drinking game.

    The male narrator here did not do a good job with voices at all.

    If you can't tell, I'm pretty torn about how to feel about these books. I had to settle on 'They were ok'. But I'm still annoyed. I can't say I'd recommend these books very highly unless all you're looking for is decent sex.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Crashed: Driven, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By K. Bromberg
    • Narrated By Tatiana Sokolov, Sean Crisden
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    You must overcome all your fears, confront the demons that chase you, and cleanse the poison that clings to your soul or you risk the chance of losing everything. Mine started the minute Rylee fell out of that damn storage closet. She made me feel. Made me whole when all I thought I could ever be was incomplete. Became the lifeline I never knew I needed. Hell yes, she's worth the fight - but how do you fight for someone you know you don't deserve?

    karen says: "Colton can "Race" Me any-day - Hopefully FAST !"
    "These books are an over dramatic roller coaster"
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    The second book here also ends on an obnoxious cliff hanger. After the first book I'd gone ahead and gotten both the other books so I was less annoyed by the end of this one.

    In some ways this trilogy was like 50 Shades. It featured a similarly broken man and the woman who keeps trying to fix him no matter how much of an ass he is.

    I felt like a boomerang throughout the entire trilogy. It got very, very annoying with him pushing her away and her coming back even after she swore she couldn't take it anymore.

    The author tossed 'Dominant' and 'Submissive' in here and there as if being emotionally abused is what BDSM is about.

    During this book, the author started using the word 'Soul' so often I decided there needed to be a drinking game so at least I could get drunk each time I listened to her whine about how her soul hurt.

    The male narrator here did not do a good job with voices at all.

    If you can't tell, I'm pretty torn about how to feel about these books. I had to settle on 'They were ok'. But I'm still annoyed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Driven: Driven Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 1 min)
    • By K. Bromberg
    • Narrated By Tatiana Sokolov
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    In a world full of willing women, I'm a challenge to the roguish and achingly handsome Colton Donavan. A man used to getting exactly what he wants in all aspects of life. He's the reckless bad boy constantly skating that razor-thin edge toward out of control, on and off of the track.

    Dalmania says: "Not Driven Far Enough"
    "These books are an over dramatic roller coast"
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    This first book ends on a cliff hanger so big, there was no way I could leave it, despite having not liked the book very much. So I bought the other two. In some ways this book was like 50 Shades. It featured a similarly broken man and the woman who keeps trying to fix him no matter how much of an ass he is.

    I felt like a boomerang throughout the entire trilogy. It got very, very annoying with him pushing her away and her coming back even after she swore she couldn't take it anymore.

    The author tossed 'Dominant' and 'Submissive' in here and there as if being emotionally abused is what BDSM is about.

    The narrator did an ok job with the female voices and would have preferred she do the entire narration rather than including one for Colton's point of view in the next two books.

    If you can't tell, I'm pretty torn about how to feel about these books. I had to settle on 'They were ok'. But I'm still annoyed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Maybe Someday

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Colleen Hoover
    • Narrated By Zachary Webber, Angela Goethals
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    At 22 years old, Sydney has a great life: She’s in college; working a steady job; in love with her wonderful boyfriend, Hunter; and rooming with her best friend, Tori. But everything changes when she discovers Hunter's cheating on her - and she is left trying to decide what to do next. Sydney becomes captivated by Ridge, her mysterious neighbor. She can’t take her eyes off him or stop listening to his playing his guitar every day out on his balcony. And there’s something about Sydney that Ridge can’t ignore, either.

    Naomi says: "Definitely my new favourite book!!"
    "In 2 words: Gut Wrenching"
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    I can't come up with many words to tell you about this book. I've read romance since I was 13 and this may be the absolute best book I've ever experienced.

    If you're more into light romances or more into erotica, don't bother with this. It's not light and there's not much sex. It's a roller coaster, it's real and completely believable, it's harsh and painful and joyous.

    If that doesn't scare you off, I can't imagine you will feel sorry about getting this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Love in the Time of Dragons: A Novel of the Light Dragons

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Katie MacAlister
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
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    In best-selling author Katie MacAlister’s Love in the Time of Dragons, suburban mom Tully Sullivan wakes up in a far-off place surrounded by strangers—many of them muscular, sexy ones—claiming to be dragons. They insist Tully is a dragon, too, and that she’s committed crimes deserving of death. Now Tully must disprove the allegations before time runs out.

    BlueMtn says: "Struggling to finish"
    "Erg! Read more reviews before you buy this one"
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    I so wish I'd read more reviews rather than just going forward with buying this book because it sounded interesting. The story is OK, but it references characters who develop in books from other series' and it's a bit hard to follow plus is spoiler-y because I'm reading some of the other series but haven't gotten through to some of the things this book gives away.

    However, the worst thing IN THE WORLD is the swallowing and wet goopy mouth sounds of the narrator. I'm halfway through the book and am so tired of hearing her smack her lips and swallow that I wish she was nearby so I could strangle her. I came to look and see if there's a kindle version of this book so I can finish reading it myself.

    Yuck.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Torn: A Billionaire Bachelors Club Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Monica Murphy
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels, Kate Rudd
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    Marina Knight came to this party for one thing only: To slap Gage Emerson in the face. With Gage poised to snatch up her family’s real estate empire, the sexy tycoon is on the verge of making an enemy for life — even if he can make her melt with a single kiss... When Gage discovers the alluring woman before him is the key to his latest acquisition, claiming her as his suddenly doesn’t seem quite so cut and dry. To get what he wants, he must get to know the fierce woman willing to face him down — as she steadily steals his heart.

    Karen says: "Too much like first book in the series"
    "Horrible, horrible narration"
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    This book had great potential but the narration was just awful. The woman sounded like a robot being super careful to pronounce every single letter in a word. It was like she was either talking to a child or someone who didn't know english very well. I had it on 1.5x speed and her speech was still too slow. The man sounded more like a teenager than a 28 year old billionaire. I don't mean his voice, I mean the the character was portrayed. Anything remotely sexual brought out the high pitched 'I can't believe this girl wants to touch me there' type of voice that just was not alpha or masculine at all.

    Aside from the narration ruining the book for me, the story was decent. The conflict was different than others I've seen and I've read a lot of romance. I felt like there was a bit too much self doubt in each character and that they caused more problems then they needed to by simple lack of communication and listening to what each was really saying.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Never Seduce a Scot: Montgomerys and Armstrongs, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Maya Banks
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
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    Eveline Armstrong is fiercely loved and protected by her powerful clan, but outsiders consider her "touched." Beautiful, fey, with a level, intent gaze, she doesn't speak. No one, not even her family, knows that she cannot hear. Content with her life of seclusion, Eveline has taught herself to read lips and allows the outside world to view her as daft. But when an arranged marriage into a rival clan makes Graeme Montgomery her husband, Eveline accepts her duty -unprepared for the delights to come.

    CAROLYN says: "OMG - NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL A GREAT LISTEN"
    "Beautiful, well written & touching."
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    I love, love, loved this book. I cannot come up with a single thing about this book that I disliked.

    It starts off somewhat touchily as we're dealing with a female character that is believed to be crazy. That's not a normal starting point for a romance novel.

    I did a lot of sad & sappy crying during this book. The fact that it sucked me in so thoroughly and brought out such strong emotions, to me, makes it even better. If you're not into the emotional read then maybe this isn't the best option for you. As emotional as it was though, it wasn't a heavy read at all.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Surrender to Me: Wicked Lovers, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Shayla Black
    • Narrated By Lexi Maynard
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    Overall
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    A Navy SEAL accepts a hot proposition: share a buddy's girlfriend and fulfill her dream of a ménage. But after meeting Kata he needs more than one night. And he wants her all to himself-a guilty secret that becomes a dangerous fantasy.

    Erin says: "Well, you can't love EVERYTHING an author writes"
    "I admit, I haven't finished this book."
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    But I'm not happy with it at all at this point. I don't think it can be redeemed with only 2 hours left to go.

    I've really enjoyed the previous 3 books for the most part. My biggest problem with this series has been a couple of constants. First, 'typical' submissive women are portrayed as spineless, sniveling, doormats. The strong, sharp tongued, bratty women who wind up as submissives in the series are way more typical of submissives I know. Second, the insistence of the men in the series that the woman of their choosing is really a submissive and she just doesn't know it and if only the big strong Dom would come in and show them, they will (or should) jump straight into the lifestyle with no qualms. Not only is this incredibly unrealistic, but also chauvinistic and insulting.

    Having stated those two generalities, this book in particular has gone so far above and beyond the pushy Dom that it's moved into bullying. The woman only 'gives in to her submissive side' during sex and only after being pushed passed her 'no' point. Admittedly, she's written to really enjoy some of the aspects of submissiveness and she never uses her safe word. But, it's just too much for me and I've become frustrated to the point that I wish she'd kick him to the curb and find an actual caring, loving Dom who trusts her as much as she should trust him.

    I'll get off my soapbox now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Delicious: Wicked Lovers, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Shayla Black
    • Narrated By Lexi Maynard
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    Overall
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    Luc's entire future is planned out - but there is one very sexy obstacle in his path: Alyssa, a strip club owner with whom Luc recently shared one night of wild abandon. It left Luc terrified by his loss of self­-control - and Alyssa desperate for more. But Luc is not the only man desperate to have Alyssa.... And that's just one of her secrets - secrets as dark and mysterious and delicious as her fantasies.

    Leesa says: "Great Listen!!!!!!!!"
    "Hmmm. Not as good as the previous 2..."
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    But, still worth the read. This is a very erotic story, just like the previous 2. I like that the female character was strong but feminine. She was a bit too ... openly sexual(?) for me, but it makes for a good erotic story.

    The male character was just a bit too tortured and determined to resist a relationship all the while continuing to sleep with her. It smacked of objectification.

    Also, while I complain of her 'open sexuality', he takes it too far. Constantly thinking about how she must be sleeping with other people.

    If this review seems disjointed, it probably is. There was a lot of flip flopping and frustration and stringing along in the book. It was still good, but some of the more negative things could have been handled better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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