I usually love M.H.'s books but for some reason I felt this could have been a YA book if it wasn't for the occasional sex scenes and this is book 2 or 3 of a series so, had I of heard the previous books first, then I may have given it more stars (who knows?).
CJ who's a Dark Witch returns from Daemonia with evil demons inside him torturing him when it gets dark and possesses him so he has to stay in the light all the time and all this (understandably) makes him miserable, depressed and near to going over to the dark side. Luckily, he stumbles across Vika, a Light Witch who can catch loose souls and when she passes them through CJ it exorcises one of his many demons so they go about trying to catch lost souls to expel all his demons. Unfortunately, there's a Dark Wizard after him and the Soul Reaper wants his souls back.
It is very well written, has some interesting characters, humorous quips, good chemistry between the two lovers who's relationship grew very quickly and early in the book but it was just a little too sweet for my tastes (this may have been due to the narrator's voice which seemed a little slow).
Worth a credit? It's one of those books that had me thinking "what would of made it a better listen" a different narrator?, knowing the previous history?, more passion? - who knows but for me it just lacked something and for that reason I'm going to have to say NO not worth my credit. But hey that's just me - you may love it.
This book takes place eight weeks after the shocking cliffhanger from book 1 and Porter has been heartbroken and devastated but he's been by Ella's bedside the whole time..... ahhh true love. Sadly, things didn't go right and my emotions were constantly being put on high alert during this listen, whether it was joy and happiness, anger and sadness, fear and dread or just to bask in their beautiful relationship.
Anie Michaels created the perfect Hero when she made Porter as he was so so thoughtful, kind, sexy, loving, supportive, handsome... oh I've got to stop myself from gushing here but he was mouth-wateringly perfect. The story drew me into their world and didn't let me go as it took me through their heartache, their pain, their fear, their happiness until eventually, and finally, their HEA.
Worth a credit? If you like a well described and well narrated story that had a H/H that don't lie, don't argue, have no secrets, would sacrifice themselves for one another, are very much in love and show it with plenty of sex. Also, there's a bitter violent ex who's a constant threatening presence, great secondary characters, drama and a climactic ending then this book is for you. This sequel left me purrrring and was definitely worth my credit.
Night Watch is an Agency that takes down out of control supernatural criminals and the Team is made up of a variety of human, not quite human and very unhuman characters. There was a chilling, tension filled plot, that was action packed with suspense, secrets, a mysterious mad stalker/murderer, thrills, various supernaturals called Others.... Were-Shifters, Demons, Vamps etc., and it was well narrated.
The Alpha Hero Jude who's a Bounty Hunter/White Tiger Shifter is all Alpha (I never thought I'd say it but maybe too much) all the time, never letting up, never changing just bossy, demanding and arrogant which goes with his rare Were Tiger side. Erin, the Heroine and ADA, hadn't come out of the closet as a Shifter because she was flawed but the animal instant lust between them led very quickly to hot animal sex by Chapter 6. So there was passion but not a lot of romance as Jude became her personal Bodyguard as well as a Hunter Hell bent on catching/killing her evil stalker before it was too late.
Worth a credit? Exciting and enjoyable with lust and sex but no tender romancing which I missed however it was a Shifter book that had a tense, nail-biting storyline so YES creditworthy.
I'm going to start this review by talking about the narration first which was so refreshing.... the male said the male lines and the female said... well you get the drift, so the whole thing flowed like a conversation. I prefer this type of dual narration rather than the usual alternating few chapters type which means the H/H always ends up having two voices, one said by the male narrator and one said... well, again, you get the drift. There were a few echo/timing glitches occasionally but it usually flowed really well and Wen Ross' voice was so sexy ahhhh oh, errrm, now onto the book.
Ramsey (aka Aries) is a handsome charismatic owner of a Sex Club and a Dom, he's forced by the Court into seeing Jaxx a timid mousey Therapist, to talk through his anger management problems but their chemistry is like oil and water total opposites which leads to clever, witty and funny dialogue. But beneath the 'Vanilla' and the 'Dom' lurks some strong chemistry just waiting to be released and when it is there's lots of very hot sex scenes where Jaxx shows just how 'not so Vanilla' she truly is. So, if you're not into BDSM in your romances then stop reading this and move on.
There's great chemistry, secrets, insecurities, a meddling Mother figure, a business plan to pitch to his estranged Brother, the threat of another man claiming what's his and Jaxx who he is slowly, happily and successfully bringing into his world of Dom/Sub. And the witty banter, sex games, intellect, passion and attraction they both share means a funny HEA. So no cliffhanger.
Worth a credit? Only if you like your romances with a lot of hot, no holes barred, sex play.
I've just spent a really enjoyable 1hr 39 minutes listening to the adventures of Peanut's first day at school and the problems he gets into during the day.
For any Elder Races fan who has loved listening to Dragos and Pia's story (which now includes their son Liam) then this is an emotional, funny and sweet story and it also keeps us up-to-date with how Dragos is getting on after his shocking accident.
This follows on from book 1 Trust Me and Allison and Damien are happily engaged but for how long because there's so much against them... his dark and dirty past is revealed, there's a bitter ex girlfriend, a manipulative Mother and a Murderer and somehow they must stay strong.
There's a lot of great chemistry, passion, romance and loving in this listen as Damien is so thoughtful, caring and deeply in love with Alli and she has to be understanding, supportive and forgiving to reach their HEA. But there's a Stalker/Murderer loose and his next target is Alli so there's a lot of drama, mystery and suspense trying to work out just who, out of the many characters, the Stalker is.
Very enjoyable BUT Alli's constant use of the word "Ug" and "My Mother always said" got annoying and she sometimes acted a bit young and naive however Damien's perfect sexy Hero character more than made up for this (yes, I'm that shallow). There was 'news' at the end that should've had a chapter of its own which would have made me happier.
Worth a credit? A very entertaining mystery romance and YES, IMO, a creditworthy listen.
I don't usually buy, or like, short stories but this packed so much drama, angst, humor, romance, passion and sex into such a short listen that Thea, you must be congratulated on producing another awesome listen about the very much loved characters from previous Elder Races books.
Dragos, Pia and Peanut (aka Liam) are a close family unit and, in this listen, when Pia has to fight so hard for Dragos, you really feel the love between them. Great descriptive scenes and a 5 star Narrator brings the whole thing to life.
Worth a credit? At just over $10 I bought it, but I would have happily spent a credit on it.... even being this short. So don't look at the duration time - just go ahead and buy it because you won't be disappointed.
As I happily indulged myself well into the wee small hours of the morning craving each and every chapter, I thought it was like having a box of my favorite chocolates as I kept mentally saying "oh just one more" over and over again until sadly, before too long, I'd devoured the lot. Yup, I knew it wasn't good for me.... but they were each just soooo yummy.
As Daniel and Hayley's rocky, up and down, intense love affair continues there's more heartbreak and shocks in store for them. Luckily Hayley had her two best friends to support and bring humor to her through each devastating step and they both had sub romances of their own too.
Even better than book 1. There's character growth as, through each bitter challenge, they realise they just can't survive apart, it's very romantic, touching, intense with lots of needy but mild sex scenes and had a few shocking twists but the end result is a HEA and a lovely Epilogue.
Worth a credit? Well written and narrated, a bit rushed at the end, had some flawed but loveable characters who I'll miss, the sex could've been hotter but the romance, gulp and wow, that was off the charts! And, as I reflect back over this enjoyable roller coaster two book ride, I know it was 2 credits well spent.
This book has it all.... excitement, mystery, thrills, suspense, bad guys, a Team of good guys, passion, romance, sex, a three legged dog, a MC Club and a drool-worthy handsome Hero with guts, compassion, a tortured past and a downtrodden Heroine and her Sister that desperately need saving. There's also more groundwork done to put in place a great Team of disgraced Special Forces men ready to right wrongs, get justice and clear their names and, if they can help a frightened and threatened woman along the way, then they're happy.
Their covert Mission (from book 1) has entangled them with powerful enemies who are involved in drug and human trafficking, kidnapping and torture but these hunky Alphas are kind and caring too and are more than capable for the job. But when Shane stumbles across Crystal she haunts his thoughts and he vows to protect her... no matter the cost.
Very well written and the narration was perfect.
Worth the credit? It's action-packed, edge of your seat exciting and thrilling with secrets, a brotherhood of great characters, passion, sex and a tender romance which all adds up to a very creditworthy listen.
This is book 3 in GS's Atlantis series where, in the mythical realm beneath the sea, there are three Kingdoms..... Dragons, Vampires and Nymphs and it's where a whole host of other weird and wonderful creatures live. There are alliances, hatred, friendships, wars, portals and lovers but overseeing it all is the mighty vengeful Poseidon. They could each be stand alone listens.
The handsome Nymphs need sex all the time to keep their strength up but the Dragons have stolen their females so they are forced to steal some Human women and that's when the trouble starts for Valerian, King of the Nymphs when he locks eyes with his mate.... Shaye.
It's fun, fantastical and there's a lot of bantering, humor and angst between the H/H when Shaye doesn't want to instantly drop her panties and stay with the super sexy and gorgeous King so, for the first time, Valerian really has to work hard for it. There's also sub plots involving the Dragons, Vampires and Poseidon and a secondary romance. It's filled with great characters and GS's imagination at world-building is awesome and the Narrator did a good job coping with all the many different voices.
Worth a credit? This is a entertaining, light and enjoyable fantasy romance with a couple of sex scenes between two very likeable main characters. I've listened to the whole series now and have loved every one so, YES, a very creditworthy addition to the series.
This is the 3rd book in the Angels Of The Dark series about charismatic Winged Warriors who travel between the Natural and Spirit Worlds fighting Demons, making enemies and falling in love and technically it follows on from GS's brilliant LOU series but each book could be stand alone listen.
Thane is one of the Winged Warriors and he has been captured and held as a sex slave by an evil Phoenix woman until he is rescued by a quiet, gentle, abused human slave called Elin Vale but she has a terrible secret that could destroy their budding relationship. He has to battle his enemies, his mental Demons from the past and conquer his hatred of all Phoenix or lose the one he loves.
Thane is a great Hero, he's kind, loyal and thoughtful to the ones he loves, sexy and strong but he is also full of revenge, anger and is very unpredictable. He, and his two friends, were enslaved and brutally tortured in Hell but they survived and have a special bond which brings brotherhood and humor to the listen. And he also has some beautiful emotional words for Elin.
Worth a credit? When it comes to PNR Gena Showalter is a master craftsman at detailed world and complex character building and writes exciting plots filled with supernaturals and there's a good balance between the action, suspense and adventure and the undercurrent of passion by a nicely developed romance. There's humor, sex, edge of your seat tension and great supernatural secondary characters including a couple of Angels with sub plots of their own. Great narration as ever by Max Bellmore. So, if you're a PNR lover like me, it all adds up to a very enjoyable and creditworthy listen.
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