Well unfortunately I've been a bit slow to listen to this series because Audible released them out of order and I wanted to wait and listen to them in order - which I'm so pleased I can now do and hey, better late than never.
This was a great listen (as most of Maya's books are) and it hooked me in from the start as grieving drunk ex Navy Seal's greatest wish is granted as he finds out his wife could still be alive and asks for all his brothers in the KGI Team to help free her.
There's action, thrills, passion and heartache as the story unfolds and we learn about all the characters involved in the KGI Team as well as the two main characters and their on/off relationship which is sorely tested. I thought the sex/passion scenes were a wee bit 'tame'' for M.B.'s usual books but it was still a very enjoyable listen.
Worth a credit? Yes absolutely, and I'm looking forward to the next one.
I've loved all 20 of Lynsay Sand's Argeneau Vampire books and I love Highland books too (take a look at that cover girls.... drool-worthy yes?) so I'm thankfully never disappointed with any of her books. You know what you're going to get.... interesting characters, very entertaining plots, a loveable H & H and a great romance.
Well they're all here..... plus lots and lots of humor, not too graphic sex scenes and a sweet and tender romance between Laird Galen MacDonald, a grieved Highland Laird wanting revenge on his enemy, Laird MacGregor, and Kyla who's on route to her arranged wedding. As soon as Galen kidnaps Kyla there's one funny misunderstanding after another which eventually leads to disaster when Laird MacGregor comes sneaking back for his bride. There's a thrilling adventure, a great cast of secondary characters, passion, conflicts and a HEA waiting for Kyla.... and, of course, a handsome, sexy, tender and loving Highlander.
Dual P.O.V.'s and the Scottish narrator did a good job in bringing all the characters to life.
Worth a credit? A really entertaining smooth listen that was well written about greed, attempted murder and..... revenge which in the end was vera vera sweet and totally worth a wee credit.
This was a much more laid back story than book 1 with Jason, the new sexy Lead Singer of Tempest, falling straight away for a shy, timid single Mother called Bridget and he went out of his way to be thoughtful, reassuring, kind and loving hoping to bring her out of her shell. So don't expect the usual drugs, women, booze and a rock star attitude because it isn't here..... just a well behaved but lonely 5 yr old boy.
But, as these stories go, something always goes wrong, and it's Jason's past that comes back to cause destruction and there's also a shocking surprise waiting for Bridget too. Plenty of romance, character growth, passion, sensual sex rather than graphic, a little drama and friends, relatives and band members all joined in to help make a sweet love story reach it's desired HEA ending.
What makes this romance so enjoyable is the dual narration where Wen Ross does Jason's sexy voice and Kai Kennicott does Bridget's voice which made all the conversations flow really well and sounded natural and they both put a lot of feeling into it too
Worth a credit? Would have preferred a more gritty romance but this was entertaining without it and YES a creditworthy addition
Driving his motorbike while drunk was a really bad idea for loveable bad boy Bryn because it landed him at the feet of Lauren, a human woman hiding from the revenge of an evil Mastermind who kidnaps and experiments on non-humans. Because once he meets her Bryn feels responsible for her and gets caught in a web of intrigue and destruction to protect her….. but the biggest danger for him is falling in love.
This has most of the characters/Firsts from the other books plus more in this exciting story that contains all the usual elements C L Quinn likes to put in her books… thrilling action, nail-biting suspense, hot sex, humor, twists, danger and more because the vamps were all wrong when they underestimated just what a mad human could do.
Worth a credit? Great plot and ongoing storyline, great characters, a great author and a great narrator made this a great PNR listen and very creditworthy.
What a great series this is…. there's so much world-building and descriptive content explaining the Sons of Navarus Vampires and the Prophecy they must fulfil in order to save the world from the Archons - the deadly evil Vampires. It's so much more than just the norm type vampire book.
It's got humor, romance, sex, twists, action, adventure, great characters - with new ones being introduced as well and "WOW I didn't see that coming" or "WHAT OMG NO NO NO" surprises because no-one is safe and sometimes key characters are killed or kidnapped, relationships are tested or fail and just occasionally miracles can happen. The love stories end but the Prophecy storyline continues with each character being suspended in the trouble their currently in.
Various characters P.O.V.'s all handled well by the narrator who was Christopher Slye - Emily Durante only did the other two short stories.
Worth a credit? If you like PNR then it's a series you must try (but from the beginning) and for me they are definitely creditworthy.
This book follows on from book 1, although it does recap things and could be a stand-alone listen, IMHO, it's still best to be listened to after the first one. What a heartbreaking emotional journey these books take you on as it flips from present day then to 5 years prior when the accident shattered lives and stole so many hopes and dreams.
This book has plenty of heartache because the coming to terms with his loss, forgiving her sister and moving forward in his life seems too difficult a challenge for Caleb but he tries to give it his best shot. Luckily Emma is a strong, thoughtful and loving woman but will her love be enough to set him free.
This is such an emotional, heartbreaking and romantic story about second chances and the pitfalls and strength that's needed to make new and beautiful memories. There's tender, touching and romantic scenes, hot sex scenes, heart-to-heart scenes and bare your soul to the world scenes and beneath them all is a passionate love story that's got lots of sex, some dirty talk, plenty of drama and angst, a plot twist and a "you'll never see it coming" shocking revelation.
Dual P.O.V.'s and dual narrators who both did a great job.
Worth the credit? It does eventually get to the HEA of Caleb's and Emma's love story together and it gives a glimpse of what's happening in Brett and Jesse's lives from book 1.......so YES a creditworthy listen.
This is an easy-going, feel-good contemporary romance and yes, it has an unbelievable 'as if' storyline but, for me, this is fiction so all's forgiven, there's an easy humorous banter between the H/H as they constantly clash heads that'll make you smile and there were a few sensual sex scenes.
However, the heroine did sometimes come across as a spoilt woman not getting what she wanted..... to be C.E.O. but she acted more like a kid who didn't get her own way. Also, IMHO, there was too much inner dialogue and my pet peeve of too many "he said", "she said", "Alex said", "Mal said", "Lucas asked" "Maggie suggested"...... even when it was just scenes between the H/H which was totally unnecessary as the narrator did a good job with the M/F voices and they could each be easily recognized.
Worth the credit? Sometimes an enjoyable and entertaining story is all you want, yes there was a drama that put everyone on high alert, but it was mainly an easy-going listen with some negatives. Just a three star listen tho and I certainly won't be asking for my credit back but sorry I can't recommend whether you should use a credit I'm afraid.... it's up to you on this one.
Welcome to a new world with, it's rules, it's Prophecy, it's lores and it's characters which are made up of Humans, Vampires, Were's and, well….. others who are called the Third Species. There's Summer Town for the elite Humans and Third Species free, Mid town which is again Third Species free, Low Town where less fortunate Humans mingle with the Third Species and finally there's Blackthorne which is an un-policed Ghetto and is where the Third Species are forced to return to each night and live….. and that's where most of this exciting story takes place.
It revolves around Caitlin a smart strong yet vulnerable Heroine who is obsessed at getting answers from the very handsome but manipulative, ruthless, arrogant and very sexual Alpha Master Vampire called Kane. But, in turn, sexy Kane has his own agenda which is all about vengeance however when they meet there's an unwanted sizzling sexual chemistry between them. As the plot unwinds there's plenty of world-building, action, tension, suspense, secrets, major major "OMG I didn't see that coming" plot twists, sex and an intense push/pull relationship between Kane and Caitlin as trust is a big issue and is constantly being tested.
Told from dual POV's but Anne Flosnik's British narration somehow didn't fit this dark seedy world of Vampires as I'm used to her usual genre of happy Historical romances. Don't get me wrong, she did a great job but I personally think it would have been even better with a different narrator.
Worth a credit? It's just the beginning of what will hopefully build to be an awesome series, there's a bit too much inner dialogue but it's a very addictive and enjoyable listen which has a building 'to be continued' storyline….. and I just can't wait to hear more. Totally worth my credit.
What a great conclusion to Brady and Liz's tumultuous roller-coaster love affair. There's not so many dramas as there were in previous books but their sizzling chemistry, sincerity, passion and obvious love for each other more than made up for it. Liz is thoughtful and supportive and Brady, ahhh Brady he's just swoon-worthily perfect in every way.
As the backlash of 'outing' their relationship to the media builds and the frenzy starts, it damages, tarnishes and eventually destroys dreams.... but, as we see in this story, when one door closes another opens. Filled with loveable characters (and a few nasty ones too), there's angst, sex, great character development and one sweet sweet Epilogue. Told from Liz's POV until the end when we hear Brady's thoughts, hopes and dreams and the narrator was great.
Worth a credit? Yes, it would have been, but at under $10 I bought it saving my credit for a more costly, but probably not as enjoyable, listen.
Anyone who's been following the turbulent, obsessive, crazy and totally addictive love story between Gideon and Ava..... well you've probably either already downloaded this or you're listening to it now because, as fans of the series, we are all desperate that this tortured couple get their hard won HEA ending. But sadly, we don't get it with this book I'm afraid.
When I started this series I thought it was going to be a trilogy but it didn't end at book three so seeing this I thought finally!! but nope yet another drama filled and a 'to be continued' ending. There were parts that dragged, parts I loved and their were plenty of romantic "I love yous", bags and bags of needy, greedy and hot sex and we delve deeper into the heart-achingly awful nightmares that's haunting Gideon from his past abuse. And, yet again, it seems the world is out to get them by destroying what Gideon loves most.... Ava but, in the end, he manages to do it all by himself.
Come on Ms. Day enough is enough don't torture them, and us fans, any further, write a spectacular HEA ending for them that'll blow our minds and then finally we can all get closure on what has been an awesome series..... but do it STAT.
Worth a credit? This fell in my under $10 rule so I bought it but of course I'd of used a credit on it come on...... it's Sylvia Day - it's Gideon and Ava and it's one step closer to the fireworks of a finale that I'm desperately hoping for. Told from dual POV's and the narration was great but I'm still not a fan of dual narration.
This tragic and haunting book grabbed me from Chapter 1 as I got caught-up in the heartbreaking story of Brett, Sarah and Jesse and the curveball life threw at them all and two other secondary, but important, characters. For seven years Brett has been damaged, drained and finally broken over his wife Sarah and even when he's with Jesse he just can't let go.
What a roller coaster of an emotional journey this love story takes you on through beautiful then painful flashbacks of the past to beautiful then painful events of present day as the loving, supportive and devoted Jesse gives it her all, in a very raw and volatile relationship, in the hopes she'll eventually break through and win Brett's heart. There's passionate pleas, plenty of tears, vicious encounters, amazing loving fun filled days, humor, heartache, sweeping romantic gestures and lots of sex all told from dual POV's. Now I'm not a fan of dual narrators but they did a great job with the handful of characters and all the emotions this story called for.
Worth a credit? I really really didn't want to hit pause or stop (and I've got the bags under my eyes this morning to prove it) as I was holding on for the HEA but I never expected it to be so, so,....... oh listen, feel and learn firsthand about it's climactic ending. Don't start this book until you've cleared the hours to devote to a great listen. Worth a credit.... Hell yes.
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