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CAROLYN

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  • Highland Outlaw: Clan Campbell, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Monica McCarty
    • Narrated By Roger Hampton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (195)
    Performance
    (180)
    Story
    (181)

    Handsome and dangerous, Patrick MacGregor is a wanted man, possessing the tough, tenacious spirit of his outlawed clan. He will stop at nothing to save his people from destruction, even if it means marrying Elizabeth Campbell, the daughter of his worst enemy. Yet the flaxen-haired beauty disarms him from the start. Her sweet, unspoiled softness touches the cold depths of his ravaged soul-and makes him want much more than revenge.

    CAROLYN says: "Download the whole series, you won't be disappoint"
    "Download the whole series, you won't be disappoint"
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    All of Monica McCarty books are great - they are about different clans from Scotland with all the politics of the day but based around a love story, Highland books are about Clan Campbell's and Highlander books are about the MacLeods of Skye. These books have a kind of Romeo/Juliet or Westside Story feel about them, forbidden love with feuding families, but with a much happier ending.

    If you like romance then you'll love these books but listen to them in order.

    The narrator does a really great job too with all the different Scottish accents.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Sweet Filthy Boy

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Christina Lauren
    • Narrated By Shayna Thibodeaux
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (476)
    Performance
    (453)
    Story
    (453)

    One-night stands are supposed to be with someone convenient, or wickedly persuasive, or regrettable. They aren’t supposed to be with someone like him. But after a crazy Vegas weekend celebrating her college graduation - and terrified of the future path she knows is a cop-out - Mia Holland makes the wildest decision of her life: follow Ansel Guillaume - her sweet, filthy fling - to France for the summer and just…play.

    karen says: "Sweet Hot Deliciousness / Yum Yum"
    "WOW, COULDN'T STOP LISTENING AN INTENSE LOVE STORY"
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    I'm slowly going through all of Ms Lauren's books, why you may ask, well because they're all just that good and I've already preordered Dirty Rowdy Thing which is the next book in this new Wild Seasons series.

    Anyway, back to this book.... what a compelling listen about attraction, chemistry, the stupidity that one drunken night in Vegas caused, opportunities, lots and lots of sex and a slowly growing love story. There are other characters involved but this focuses mainly on the intense and intimate connection that Mia and the gorgeous Ansel have for each other and their all consuming sex-fest, character growth and the life altering decisions that followed.

    I thought the narration was good... especially Ansel's French accent which was very sexy.

    Worth a credit? I haven't yet come across one of her books I didn't like, so that's a YES.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Accidentally... Over?

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
    • Narrated By Helen Wick
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    When it comes to Máax, the God of Truth who refuses to follow the rules, there's more to him than meets the eye. Literally. Because Maáx is invisible! Which is probably why, after seventy-thousand years, he's still unable to find a mate. Ashli Rosewood was never meant to die. In fact, her death might be the very reason the gods are now faced with stopping that pesky doomsday right around the corner. If only there was a way to undo the past.

    CAROLYN says: "3.5 STARS.. GODLY MAYHEM & FUNNY SNAPPY DIALOGUE"
    "3.5 STARS.. GODLY MAYHEM & FUNNY SNAPPY DIALOGUE"
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    As the Accidentally series draws to a close, and we have to say a fond farewell to some much loved characters, all of Cimil's (the Goddess of the Underworld) plans are tested and eventually broken. Maax is sent back in time to make sure Ashli, the person who is going to save the world from the foretold Apocalypse, keeps safe but not only does he fall for her, but death is personally stalking her.

    The main thing with MP's books is the very snappy dialogue and quick wit which is lol funny and entertaining then there is the romance but in this book it's difficult because Maax is invisible. Unfortunately I didn't really feel the connection or romance because, as hard as he was trying to win Ashli's love, she was always annoyed, angry at him or just confused. But it was all nicely tied together in the end as the storyline came to its eventual climactic conclusion and an imposter was revealed, we catch up with all the characters from previous books, punishments are dished out to the guilty and Maax and Ashli get their HEA ending.

    Worth a credit? This is a light and funny supernatural listen with a very loveable Hero so if you're in the mood for this type of listen, or you've been following the series, then, IMHO, this is a creditworthy listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Winter King

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By C. L. Wilson
    • Narrated By Heather Wilds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    Khamsin Coruscate, Princess of Summerlea and summoner of Storms, has spent her life exiled to the shadows of her father's palace. Reviled by her father, marriage to Wintercraig's icy king was supposed to be a terrible punishment, but instead offers Kham her first taste of freedom - and her first taste of overwhelming passion. As fierce, indomitable Wynter weathers even Khamsin's wildest storms, surprising her with a tenderness she never expected, Kham wants more than Wynter's passion - she yearns for his love.

    CAROLYN says: "A DELICIOUS FANTASTICAL FAIRYTALE FOR ADULTS"
    "A DELICIOUS FANTASTICAL FAIRYTALE FOR ADULTS"
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    I loved C L Wilson's Tairen Soul series so I knew that she had a gift when it comes to creating magical worlds, fantastical complex plots and romantic stories and she didn't let me down with this, her new Mystral series of standalone books which are about the lands of the Weathermages.

    This is about two of those magical lands... Summerlea and Wintercraig and the treachery that resulted in murder, revenge, hatred, betrayal and destruction and 3 years of War that was forced upon them. And because of all that there is a powerful treaty brutally imposed upon a strong, feisty and fierce Heroine (Princess Khamsin) and a demanding, cold, bitter, and tortured Hero (King Wynter). However, neither one expected the attraction, the lust, the powerful passion, the soul connection and the strong deep love that eventually emerged. But there's so so much more to this plot too and I won't spoil this enchanting and enjoyable story for you.

    An action-packed exciting story full of suspense, mystery, interesting secondary characters, challenges, battles, betrayal, fantastical creatures, imaginative world-building imagery, a passionate sizzling chemistry, sex and a slow to ignite love story.

    Worth the credit? If you're a fan of fantasy love stories that will capture your imagination and carry you off to mythical magical lands then this is a must for you (as it was for me) and YES, when you're in the mood for a FAIRYTALE, it doesn't come better than this very creditworthy listen.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Beautifully Forgotten: Beautifully Damaged Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By L. A. Fiore
    • Narrated By Amy Rubinate
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (58)

    Successful restaurateur Lucien Black’s blue-green eyes and unattainable attitude drive women wild. But his abandonment issues and criminal past have left him emotionally closed off. When a familiar face shows up for a job interview at his nightclub, the ache he has tried to forget tears at his heart—it’s the girl who once healed him...and then abandoned him.

    CAROLYN says: "WOW L A FIORE HAS PACKED A LOT INTO THIS STORY"
    "WOW L A FIORE HAS PACKED A LOT INTO THIS STORY"
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    Lucian is sexy, rich, gorgeous, successful, a womaniser and has a heartbreaking past because the love of his life, Darcy, devastated his life when they were in their teens. Now decades later, she's trying to make amends and hoping for more but he just wants revenge….. that is until he sees her.

    First there's angst, then the chemistry kicks in between them, followed by forgiveness, sex, understanding, character development and finally a deep love. But along the way are terrible heartbreaking secrets, treachery, murder, plot twists, Ember and Trace's tearful sub story that has some trauma filled parts, shocks and surprises and lots of secondary characters. The romance built at a nice pace and then together they faced all the unfolding never ending dramas.

    Best listened to after Book 1.

    Worth a credit? It was a well written and enjoyable bitter-sweet love story that kept my attention as I was happily entertained for nearly 10 hours and it was only $7.34, yes $7.34… what a bargain so no need to spend those precious credits (but if I had then I would still be one happy listener).

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Forever Us

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Sandi Lynn
    • Narrated By Felicity Munroe, David Benjamin Bliss
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (231)
    Performance
    (209)
    Story
    (210)

    The story of Connor and Ellery Black continues in the last installment of the Forever Black Trilogy, Forever Us. You took Connor and Ellery's journey of love, courage, and strength as Ellery's illness threatened their future in Forever Black. You continued their journey through the eyes of Connor Black in Forever You as you watched them get their happily-ever-after through marriage and planning for their first child. Join Connor and Ellery once again as they face the challenges of parenthood.

    Eran says: "Oh, could we all just have a love like this!!"
    "WHAT A GREAT CHOC-FULL-OF-DRAMA ENDING"
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    What a great ending to Connor and Ellery's story. There's angst, lots of dramas, great characters, good narration, very romantic, a super sexy drool-worthy perfect Hero and a very enjoyable and emotional love story that spanned years.

    Worth a credit? I was very sad to say farewell to all the characters within this series, I shall miss them all, and YES very creditworthy.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Forever You

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Sandi Lynn
    • Narrated By Felicity Munroe, David Benjamin Bliss
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (275)
    Performance
    (249)
    Story
    (250)

    Forever You, is the highly anticipated sequel to USA Today’s best seller Forever Black. Connor Black’s life consisted of his company and his use of multiple women. There was never going to be love, relationships, or a fairy-tale life. Emotionally dead and damaged after a personal tragedy, Connor Black vowed never to love or fall in love with a woman - until Ellery Lane walked into his life by accident and changed him forever. He starts experiencing feelings and emotions he never felt before and finds himself being drawn into her world.

    CAROLYN says: "SAME STORY BUT MUCH MUCH MORE"
    "SAME STORY BUT MUCH MUCH MORE"
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    Same story told from Connor's POV then with the additional Chapters on the Wedding, pregnancy and new house etc., which were all lovely and very romantic.

    But I still found little bits of info missing like there was a real build up that Connor was to choose the song for their first dance at the wedding and she cried when the first notes played.... but it would have been nice to actually have given a song title for the listener to romanticise over the scene better.

    Great male narration.

    Worth a credit? Although you knew what was going to happen it was still very informative to listen to Connor's side of the story which has made him an even greater Hero in my eyes and YES a lovely, annoying, frustrating, beautiful and creditworthy addition to my ever growing library.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Forever Black

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Sandi Lynn
    • Narrated By Felicity Munroe, David Benjamin Bliss
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (473)
    Performance
    (426)
    Story
    (425)

    When Ellery moved to New York with her boyfriend, she thought they’d live happily ever after in their small New York apartment. She never thought he’d pack his bags and leave because he “needed space”. With her newfound single status and fear of being alone, Ellery buries herself in her artwork and paintings until one night she helps a mysterious intoxicated stranger get home safely. Little did she know the mysterious stranger is none other than CEO and millionaire Connor Black.

    Datagirl75@gmail says: "Not a favorite"
    "AN ENTERTAINING & VERY ADDICTIVE LISTEN"
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    I see that this book has very mixed reviews so I guess it's not for everyone but I really enjoyed it. Right from the start it drew me in with it's secrets, it's twists, it's damaged characters, it's heartache and it's bitter-sweet love story.

    I loved the sexy misunderstood drool-worthy Hero Connor once he opened up and the feisty, funny Heroine Ellery however she did sometimes annoy me with her quick to judge attitude later in the story. There was fun, intrigue, character growth, mild sex and some really touching scenes as they both began to open up and accept each other and let trust and love in.

    Worth the credit? It was a bit 'choppy' in places, the friend's voice was too high and there was a few things that weren't explained but I easily overlooked them as I was enjoying the listen so much.... so YES another creditworthy listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Never Close Enough: Never, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Anie Michaels
    • Narrated By Romy Nordlinger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (11)
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    (11)

    The last thing Ella Sinclair needed on her birthday was a cheating boyfriend, a broken heart, and a dead car battery in a remote beach town. At her greatest moment of need, the protective and sexy Porter Masters comes to her rescue. Ella takes a holiday week at the coast to discover herself and finds that her attraction to Porter is potent and undeniable. Uncertain of their future together, Ella struggles to open her heart to trust again.

    Julie says: "I didn't want it to end!"
    "A DREAMY LOVE STORY.... UNTIL THE CLIFFHANGER"
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    This is one sugary sweet, romantic and sigh-worthy listen and, as Ella and Porter's love story unfolded, I was drawn into their passion, desires, tender love scenes and the painful dilemma that these two loveable characters faced.

    But what I wasn't prepared for was the shocking events that this author had lying waiting for the happy unsuspecting listener in the last few chapters which were dramatic, raw, heart wrenching and all my WTF's, OMG's and tears couldn't take away the heartache of this torturous CLIFFHANGER ending. I only hope Audible can follow up with book two very very very very quickly.

    Worth a credit? Loveable H/H and secondary characters, some angst, sex, drama, a bitter ex and, of course the cliffhanger, makes this a very creditworthy listen. But if you're not a fan of the fast 'instant love' plot or one that's filled with sweet sentiments, tender gestures and a very romantic story then maybe pass on this one.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Crazy Good

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Rachel Robinson
    • Narrated By Marc Bachmann, Shirl Rae
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (22)
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    (22)

    Navy SEAL Maverick Hart has everything. Women want him. Grown men idolize him. The job, the glory - it's all his. Not because it's handed to him but because he works hard for it. The second his sights lock on something, he owns it-or destroys it. Windsor Forbes only takes calculated risks in her profession and in her personal life. After being left at the altar by the only person she's ever loved, the very last thing she's looking for is a relationship - especially the insane brand an arrogant Navy SEAL is offering.

    CAROLYN says: "IT WAS A CRAZY, PASSIONATE, RAW & EMOTIONAL LOVE"
    "IT WAS A CRAZY, PASSIONATE, RAW & EMOTIONAL LOVE"
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    As this started I really didn't think I was going to like it as the sexy Navy Seal Hero Maverick was an arrogant ass... ok he had good reasons as he was gorgeous, fit, had an eight pack and dimples but his personality sucked. He was arrogant, crude, had a really bad attitude towards women and was a real man-whore with all willing female partners. That is until the down-to-earth feisty Heroine Windsor didn't fall for his many charms and so his challenge began.

    But, Maverick's caring side soon came out as Windsor's kind nature slowly made him rethink his game, thankfully he underwent great character growth and they both came from troubled families so they had a lot in common apart from their sizzling attraction for each other. However, Windsor's denial of her true feeling was going to have a devastating impact on so many lives.

    This book packed so much in, there was the roller-coaster of emotions that the entertaining romance between Maverick and Windsor stirred up, passion and plenty of sex scenes, some likeable secondary characters, secrets, a shocking and tear jerking OMG fatality, twists, suspense and plenty of heartache as well as some really romantic moments. In the end, love and time played their part enabling Maverick to overcome his demons so he and Windsor could get their much deserved HEA ending.

    Worth a credit? I really enjoyed this listen so it's a YES and if there's a continuation into a full on series then they'll be an auto buy for me. Narration was good too.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Out of the Dark: Forbidden Love, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Danielle James
    • Narrated By Robert Neil DeVoe
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    Angel Knight never knew anything was missing from his life. Not until one fateful night when he met her. She was fiery, beautiful, and he knew he had to make her his. Breanna Hunt lived a normal life until rock star Angel Knight walked into her life. He made her a job offer that she just couldn't refuse, but could she keep herself safe from his charms?

    CAROLYN says: "VERY ENJOYABLE & A LOVELY VAMP ROMANCE"
    "VERY ENJOYABLE & A LOVELY VAMP ROMANCE"
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    What a great start to a whole new Vampire world where they, and Werewolves, walk freely amongst us humans. New myths, cultures, lores, creatures and amazing characters are slowly unfolded as the story and romance nicely progresses.

    Handsome, sexy, drool-worthy Angel, ahhh, Angel he's a Rock God and, along with his fellow Band members, are all Vampires but there's no groupies or darkness they all just seem pretty normal (with a few quirks) and he is also California's Clan Leader over the Vampires. Brea is a feisty when angry redheaded Waitress who fears the paranormals but when she's about to take Angel's order one night and their eyes lock it's the start of something life altering for both of them. Delicious scenes unfold as Angel proves his weakness for Brea.

    Great romance, sex, an evil villain or two who want Angel's job, a Vampire serial murderer, thrills, intrigue, suspense, fights, funny bits and some interesting, loveable and amusing secondary characters all get tossed into this enjoyable listen. Narrator's voice for Angel's character was just so sexy.

    Worth a credit? I thought I had become a bit tired of Vampire romances..... but, after this, I was very wrong so DJ please keep em coming and YES creditworthy and a 'lighter' side to Vamps.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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