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Allison

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  • You're the One: Bad Boys of Red Hook, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Robin Kaye
    • Narrated By Emily Durante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (26)

    Logan Blaise takes a quick break from his successful vineyard in Napa to visit his hometown of Brooklyn but finds a complete mess: His father is sicker than he'd imagined and Logan is responsible for keeping the family restaurant running smoothly. When the chef quits, he's forced to hire the first person who applies for the job - Skye Maxwell, a beautiful enigma with great skills and gaps in her resume.

    Allison says: "I am so over cliched romances"
    "I am so over cliched romances"
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    This was eye rolling and boring. Cliched love scenes. When he started calling her "sugar," I was done. DNF. Narrator was very good.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Undeclared: The Woodlands, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Jen Frederick
    • Narrated By Connor Kelly-Eiding, Andrew Eiden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (168)
    Performance
    (160)
    Story
    (161)

    For four years, Grace Sullivan wrote to a Marine she never met, and fell in love. But when his deployment ended, so did the letters. Ever since that day, Grace has been coasting, academically and emotionally. The one thing she's decided? No way is Noah Jackson - or any man - ever going to break her heart again.

    KH says: "Swoon"
    "No chemistry b/w the characters...trashy"
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    I felt no chemistry b/w the poorly developed characters. The writing was on the trashy side. The male narrator took the Texas accent WAY too far. Not for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Crossing the Ice

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Jennifer Comeaux
    • Narrated By Emily Stokes
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Pair skaters Courtney and Mark have one shot left at their Olympic dream. They vow not to let anything get in their way, especially not Josh and Stephanie, the wealthy and talented brother and sister team. The heart doesn't always listen to reason, though. The more time Courtney spends with sweet, shy Josh, the harder she falls for him.

    donniedarkogirl says: "beautiful love story! made me a fan of audiobooks!"
    "Cute!"
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    This was very sweet. The writing was too flowery, with lots of adjectives and adverbs, and that got on my nerves, but the actual story and characters were great.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • I Saw Her Standing There: A Green Mountain Romance, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Marie Force
    • Narrated By Christina Traister
    Overall
    (101)
    Performance
    (94)
    Story
    (94)

    There's a budding romance on Butler Mountain, but in the hornets' nest known as the Abbott family, keeping a secret is no easy feat... Colton Abbott and Lucy Mulvaney have a secret. Colton's nosy siblings have begun to put the pieces together, but it's not like Lucy to keep things from those closest to her - especially her best friend, Cameron, who recently moved to Vermont to live with her true love, Will. But Lucy isn't about to tell Cam she's having a fling... with Will's brother.

    Allison says: "Cheesy and overuse of adverbs"
    "Cheesy and overuse of adverbs"
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    I couldn't finish this one. It was so cheesy and the author's overuse of adverbs made me crazy. The narration was great.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Let Love Heal: Love, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Melissa Collins
    • Narrated By Lucy Malone
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Melanie Crane has always been the perfect daughter, friend, student - she's been perfect at everything. But when she lets her insecurities get the best of her, she falters in her pursuit of perfection. Melanie crumples under the pressure and buries her pain. Numbed by sadness and guilt, she is determined never to let anyone find out how broken she really is. Bryan Mahoney may appear to have everything in order. He's charming, witty, and completely swoon-worthy.

    Allison says: "DNF"
    "DNF"
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    The story was cheesy and cliche and the narrator sounded way too old to be the young character's age.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Snow Falling on Bluegrass

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (532)
    Performance
    (501)
    Story
    (504)

    Kelsey is known around the office for having everything under control. So it's not surprising that she and her boss, Sadie, have everything planned to the second for the office winter retreat. But there are things even Kelsey can't micromanage. An unprecedented snowstorm smothers half of Kentucky and knocks out the power, closes the roads, and generally shuts down the state.

    Bonnie says: "Sure Kelsey makes poor choices, who doesn't?"
    "Cute, quick listen"
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    I didn't enjoy this as much as the first one, but it was still cute.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Texas Twilight: McCutcheon Family Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Caroline Fyffe
    • Narrated By Grant Bolton
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (39)

    Fresh out of medical school, John McCutcheon finds his stagecoach under attack by brutal outlaws. With the help of a feisty acquaintance Lily Anthony, he manages to fend off the assault. Lily is attracted to the charming cowboy-doctor, with his chiseled good looks and teasing ways, then heartbroken to learn he's engaged to be married.

    Ro says: "Loved Caroline Fyffe's Texas Twilight!"
    "Not terrible, not great"
    Overall
    Performance
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    I did finish this book, so I guess that counts for something. The actual story was decent. The writing was not good, though. There was an over use of adverbs and that drove me insane. Lily was a very boring character. She is described as being feisty in the description, but she is not.

    The narrator did a pretty good job with the men's voices, but his female voices were horrible. Lily sounded like an automaton.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The White Lord of Wellesbourne

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Kathryn Le Veque
    • Narrated By Brad Wills
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (69)
    Performance
    (63)
    Story
    (64)

    Adam Wellesbourne and his four sons - Matthew, Mark, Luke and John - comprise the most feared House in the service of Richard III. Adam's eldest son, Matthew, has earned such an influential reputation that throughout England he is known as The White Lord of Wellesbourne. Upon the eve of the Battle of Bosworth field, Matthew finds himself forced into a contract marriage that he has been avoiding for 10 years.

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: "Medieval Heaven!!"
    "3.5 stars, Enjoyable"
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    I liked this sweet story. It was based on "insta-love," though, and I prefer a build up. The narrator was very good, except his voice for Matthew made him sound like a 65 year old man. That is my biggest pet peeve with narrators. I hate for young characters to sound old. I also didn't like his voice for Adam, Matthew's dad. He sounded 100 years old and like he was on death's door every second he spoke.

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Screwdrivered: Cocktail, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Alice Clayton
    • Narrated By Heather Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (116)
    Performance
    (106)
    Story
    (109)

    When a phone call brings news that she’s inherited a beautiful old home in Mendocino, California from a long-forgotten aunt, she moves her entire life across the country to embark on what she sees as a great, romance-novel-worthy adventure. But romance novels always have a twist, don’t they? There’s a cowboy, one that ignites her loins. Because Cowboy Hank is totally loin-ignition worthy. But there’s also a librarian, Clark Barrow. And he calls her Vivian. Can tweed jackets and elbow patches compete with chaps and spurs?

    BluBumbleB says: "Sidesplitting Funny & Quirky Romance!"
    "Wallbanger fans, skip this!!"
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    This book is, perhaps, the biggest disappointment of the year. Wallbanger is one if my top 3 reads of all time. This book was boring, crude, had a super annoying, unlikeable heroine, and had no chemistry between the H & h. With one hour left in the book, Viv was still wanting the cowboy. This read more like Chick Lit. The romance was lacking tremendously. I didn't care what happened to them by the end. :-( The narrator was pretty good. She is too breathy, though.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Flowers from the Storm

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Laura Kinsale
    • Narrated By Nicholas Boulton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (778)
    Performance
    (732)
    Story
    (731)

    He's a duke. He's a mathematical genius. He can't talk and he's locked in a lunatic asylum. Only a modest Quaker girl can reach him, but when she helps him to escape, she's swept into his glittering aristocratic world, her life torn apart by his desperate attempt to save himself.

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: "~COMPELLING!!~ Love This Author! Love This Book!"
    "I tried..."
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    I know I am in the minority, but I just could not get into this book. The narration is great, but I felt zero chemistry between the characters. I also didn't really feel for them. DNF at chapter 12. :-(

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Full Steam Ahead

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Karen Witemeyer
    • Narrated By Carine Montbertrand
    Overall
    (82)
    Performance
    (76)
    Story
    (75)

    When Nicole Renard returns home to Galveston from an eastern finishing school, she's stunned to find her father in ill health. Though she loves him, he's only ever focused on what she's not. Not male. Not married. Not able to run their family business, Renard Shipping. Vowing to secure a suitable marriage partner, Nicole sets out with the Renard family's greatest treasure: a dagger personally gifted to Nicole's father by the pirate Jean Lafitte.

    Candace says: "Expected More"
    "Booooooooring"
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    I found this to be extremely boring. i couldn't even finish it. The main characters had no chemistry. I did not enjoy the narrator, either. Her voice was too old sounding and I hated how she changed to an accent every time she pronounced Nicole's parents names. Annoying.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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