This is book 1 of SD's Regency series and I only hope Audible will continue to give us more from this brilliant and very talented author as this had everything a historical romance lover looks for in a listen.
A passion filled, well described and interesting storyline with a few plot twists, strong and likeable characters, a handsome tormented dominant Rake (don't we just love 'em) and the love scenes are both sensual and sweet. All this performed by the gifted Justine Eyre who breathes life into the characters and makes it a very pleasureable listen.
For the 'got to get it historically correct' listeners I am sure that in the Regency era there weren't such four letter words used as is in this book (which wasn't even an issue for me) but with a shrug and a "hey so what" surely overlooking them should be easy and ..... this was SD's first ever Manuscript !!
Worth a credit? Absolutely YES but at $9.79 (can't believe the price) I just bought it and saved my credit for a more expensive but probably not more deserving or enjoyable book - but be warned - if you don't like a 'hot and heavy' listen then look elsewhere.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is a light, fairly fluffy Contemporary romance about 6 Billionaires who have formed a Secret Society to help in their business ventures and to meet to play Poker. However, the single members are now dwindling and this story is about the 4th Billionaire to eventually give in to love's pull.
Griffin is a snobby jerk who is treated like a King and is a member of royalty back in his home country and that's where he's headed but he needs a temporary Assistant. Maylee is a no-nonsence down-to-earth hillbilly type and, at first Griffin hates everything about her. But slowly, as he gets to know her…. well you know what's gonna happen and the simmering attraction finally (and eventually) led to a few sex scenes and a romance. Narration was slow and I didn't like Griffin's upper crust accent.
Worth a credit? This is the first one of the series that I couldn't connect to the characters or believe in their romance. Yes it was funny and Maylee was likeable but Griffin's character growth never happened until near the end and the sex was blah so for those reasons I would have to say not worth my credit but if you're in the mood for a Contemporary, fun, unbelievable plot, or if you're following the series, then go for it. They could all be stand-alone listens.
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