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Yes, yes, yes!
It sure did. It kept me guessing to the very end-I was able to narrow down 'The Dentist' to one of 3 suspects, but that was as close as I could get til he was revealed.
My favorite book of the series (and the 1st I purchased) was Breaking the Rules: Book 16 and this book-Hot Pursuit- leads perfectly into the next with Eden/Izzy and Jenny Lynn/Gilman.
They are fantastic-both do a great job with female and male characters-they are brilliant!
The author redeemed herself (my one major complaints) by leaving out the incessant whining & insecurity of Jules and Robin! Hooray!
I probably will not purchase any future Troubleshooters as I find the author's political agenda (jabs at 'torture' of soldiers and enemy combatants, don't ask don't tell, etc.) -she can leave this out & keep more of her audience without taking away from the story at all.
NOTE: Extremely STRONG Language (continual F-bombs) and sexual scenes
As with all the books in this series while they may look like an Action/Suspense (Navy SEAL) they are mostly romance with a bit of action thrown in. This book was very gory as the actions of The Dentist are described.
Norah has made arrangements with her family to help out the bordering rancher. The neighbor is an elderly man and her family pitches in to help care for him, it seems he has no family or anyone to care. Shortly after the book starts we find that the elderly man has passed away. He has left the ranch to his grand nephew, an architect in Texas.
The grand nephew goes out to see exactly what is going on. He has no inkling why his grand uncle would have left him anything of substance, as the family had grown their separate ways. He heads out to find what exactly the ranch looks like and sets up an appointment to meet with the realtor as he intends to flip the ranch as quickly as possible to get back to his real life. When he arrives he is overrun with childhood memories of riding horses, drinking tea and his love for the outdoors.
However upon seeing the barn fields and house he realizes that there has to be a lot of work done before anyone would be interested in purchasing it.
The first night he is there he decides to sleepover in the house because the tiny town next-door hasn't a hotel or motel. Nora, a family member from the adjacent ranch drives by and notices lights on at the home and ranch that her family has been care taking. She calls the police the great misunderstanding is cleared up.
There is everything to love about this novel cowboys, ranches, drama, bars, passion and every other category that I really appreciate in a western contemporary romance.
Narrator: the narrator was fantastic. I am always impressed by narrators that can perform the part of the opposite sex without being distracting. Tiffany Williams is one of those rare performers. I will keep her in mind and she will tip the scales on any book I may question whether or not to read listen to in favor.
Notes: mature themes
Credit worthy/$: Yes, I would use one of the precious credits on this book and will probably use one to read the first in the series. *I was happy to have been asked to listen to this book in exchange for a review. It was not a chore and as I said I am going back to buy the first book in the series
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Seven Year Rule: The Rule Book is the second in a series. I did not realize that when I first started to listen to it so I was confused. Usually an author will write the series and one couple will be prominent while the others will be floating around the outskirts – this was not the case for this book.
There were three couples, I think that's it. The main couple and plot of this story revolves around Whitney & Mason. The fun loving couple find they must adopt Whitney's sister & brother-in-law die (in separate incidents) children and they do.
There were two other helpful couples constantly in and out of the plot. If they had been relegated to the secondary roles they should have been, I would have been able to focus and the book a more enjoyable listen. Had I been more familiar with the series (by listening to book 1, which is not available on Audible yet) I may have enjoyed this book a lot more.
However, it kept me interested, the plot was a good. The helpfulness of the friends was sweet as well – they just didn't need to appear in each of the Mason and Whitney and three kids scenes in the book
It was a pleasant read and probably would've been more enjoyable had I read the first. *I was given this copy in exchange for my view review, thoughts & opinions.
The narrator was fantastic, it seems like an odd choice at the beginning that there were equal parts male and female characters, so I thought that dual narration might have been better. However, I would've been completely lost their works tool narration. The performance was great and Paul Woodson was able to nail each group of characters from young children all the way up to grown men.
Note: no warnings on this one – though there may have been a cuss that I missed.
Credit worthy/$: PERHAPS, I will say yes with reservation because of what I mentioned above.
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This is based in the UK so much of the humor was lost on me. If it has been about the idiot American government I probably would've been in stitches the whole time.
Peter is a an extraordinarily funny writer. He is also very generous, giving me NINE books to listen to in exchange for my opinions, including this review.
I really enjoyed Dating in the Dark and Bride and Gloom- in that order.
It is Bridget Jones' style but from the man's perspective. That is a compliment.
Note: A Few racy parts & swearing (tisk, tisk)
Credit worthy/$: Not for me, BUT I am sure that those in the UK can appreciate it more.
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This story revolves around a sports reporter and a football player. Prior to becoming a sports reporter the heroine was embedded in our unit in the Middle East reporting on the war there. She's not a shrinking violet and can handle anyone or anything, but...
Ryan Terell is Samantha Jameson's childhood friend & neighbor. Ryan had a rough childhood.
Sam is supposed to cover Ryan Terell's team for her local paper. They are attracted to one another. She resists because of her career, she can't be seen as dating one of the players. However that does not stop them from hooking up at every chance.
Except for the very beginning this is pretty much par for the course in adult romance.
The narration was great and only a few times was I confused as to which was Samantha and which was Hannah. That was probably my fault for not paying attention.
It is set up to have another a continuation of the series. I will not continue* as the books are three hours or less each, it is too expensive to use my credit and/or money. *HOWEVER, IF the author put the short stories on one download, I'd use a credit without hesitation. For now, they will going to my wish list in case of a sale.
Note: a few mature scenes, a bit of strong language
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Seriously?: 102 poems from an agitated state
The opening to this 50 minutes collection of poems is quite apparent in what she is about to do. She has written a poem about everyone who has ever "done wrong" to her [perceived or real.]
The summary claims this is a collection of things not to say. Unless it is tongue-in-cheek I feel very badly that the author has had these experiences. It seems she cannot get along with anyone.
I didn't find any humor in it and I'm pretty easily amused. It was just over an hour of - whining isn't the right word – grumbling about people from her past.
If this is her existence or even if she has risen above what these poems portray, I would say she is seriously unfortunate and perhaps should look within.
Each poem was melodious and easily this is not the art of a great genius… I am not a poetry's a snob, however I am certain that I could come up with 102 poems about people I know that would sound very much like these but with some agitation and some happiness.
The narrator, Barbara Colton did a good job, though the material didn't seem to be especially challenging. I will look for other work by her but not the author.
*I was given a copy of this book to listen to in exchange for my opinion, thoughts and this review.*
Notes: There may have been at cuss word or two, nothing to speak of
Credit worthy/$: Not for me not anytime not anyway. It is just over an hour long and at this writing $6.95
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In the hilarious sequel to 'Dating in the Dark' the story continues of Jason and his friends (with friends like these who needs enemies? LOL) as they prepare for Jason's wedding.
Things should be simple, but of course they are not, for Jason and his not really helpful pals. Will he make it down the aisle in spite of the hilarious antics of his friends? Read this book and learn! You won't regret it. However 'Dating in the Dark' MUST be listened to first, to get the full experience of what men go through while the ladies have all the fun!
Note: strong language
Narration was outstanding! The poor bloke (Jason) and his pals are each given individual, authentic voices. Well done Chris Dabbs, well done!
Credit worthy/$: It depends. If the Pete Sortwell would put Dating in the Dark & Bride and Gloom on one audiobook it would be well worth it, money well spent and creditworthy without a doubt. *Fortunately I don't have to make that decision as I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my review, thoughts and opinions – which you have read above.
It's a bit pricey for four hour long book - in my opinion - but it is hilarious. Oh, one more thing did I mention that these books are hilarious!
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The Breathless trilogy (Rush, Fever, Burn) is my go to listen- especially Fever.
I was expecting something similar in this, Surrender Series. This was the first in the trilogy and I was a bit disappointed, only a little bit. One bonus that IS intriguing-we hear about The House and a few of the main characters from Maya Banks' Sweet Collection.
My main grievance is that it is lacking a deeper plot. This one was good but not great.
The grieving widow decides after three years that it is time to let go and start the life that she wants. Her husband's best friend happens to be exactly what she wants or needs. It is predictable from there.
The narration was good and smooth.
Notes: mature themes, strong language
Credit worthy/$: I usually buy Maya Banks books outright because they cost less then a credit. I am not one for cliffhangers so I promised myself not to purchase this book until the entire trilogy was available. Fortunately, all three were available and Audible had a 50% off sale, so I got a steal! Thanks for the sound advice DMT, sometimes patience DOES pays off.
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This is one woman's husband and extended family and friends pursuit to become pregnant and delivering a healthy baby. After having 3 or 4 miscarriages and being pregnant a total of 38 weeks - if you added up the time she was pregnant but unable to deliver – it pulls at heartstrings and makes one wonder why.
There's some pretty graphic descriptions, none for dramatic effect. They just describe some of the medical things required when one miscarries or has the stillborn child.
I'm not sure I would recommend this to anyone who has experience nonviable pregnancies. I think it would be rather depressing for anyone trying to become pregnant or has lost a child.
Although this was written from the heroines/mother's point of view, it was disappointing to hear how she didn't understand that this hurt her husband, as well. She didn't really observe her husband, any would be grandparents and those around her – but the way the author describes the treatment of her husband did bother me.
An interesting account. I'll say no more as it would possibly become spoilers.
The narrator was really good. Although this probably wasn't a very challenging book to read (as far as different voices) it was a solid performance. However at the beginning of each chapter the author gave a few lines to thoughts of others and shared from their point of view. The narrator did a good job giving them their voice.
Note: Descriptions of how babies are made, graphic medical detail and strong language.
Credit worthy/$: I was given the opportunity to listen to this book in exchange for the review you are reading right now. This is hard because my recommendation is weighed heavily because I don't know what audience this would be appropriate for.
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My Summary below
What is it about guys with guitars in their hands that makes them so irresistible, even when they are obviously self-centered jerks? If Abby and Maggie could answer that question, maybe they could finally get over Nathaniel. There's just something about him when he picks up his guitar and gets behind the microphone, something that makes sensible women act like teenyboppers instead of rational, self-respecting adults.
Abby was first sucked in by Nathaniel's rock 'n' roll swagger four years ago when a drunken fling turned into a series of drunken hook-ups that became something like a relationship. Now, as New Year's Eve promises a fresh start, she wants to believe he's finally going to grow up and take their relationship seriously.
What does Nathaniel hope the New Year will bring? An escape from the disappointing realities of his life. He's 34 years old and he's barely making ends meet as an adjunct philosophy professor, which was always only a backup plan anyway. Nathaniel's real goal was always to make his living as a musician, but his band, The Latecomers, broke up a couple of years ago, and he hasn't picked up his guitar in months.
When he decides to spend the holiday with some high school friends instead of hanging out at the bar where Abby works, he gets the happy surprise of reuniting with his long-lost friend Maggie. Newly divorced, Maggie has just moved back to her mother's house to regroup. Nathaniel and Maggie were supposed to be the ones who left Worcester forever to conquer the world. He was going to be a rock star. She was going to take the world of art by storm. He's never gotten farther than Boston, and her best efforts only left her broke and heartbroken. As they ring in the New Year together, Nathaniel decides it's time to take control of his life and to start making his dreams come true. He thinks the first step will be easy. All he needs to do is break up with Abby and finally admit his feelings for Maggie.
©2013 Diane V. Mulligan (P)2014 Diane V. Mulligan
This was a fun but confusing, to me, book. Abby and Maggie are the main characters and they both have some sort of relationship with Nathaniel. Perhaps it is because I did not pay attention as much as I should have but I kind of got lost in the plot.
Every other chapter belong to that character's point of view and I was able to follow each person's journey.
The narrator was great and talented, as she had two female leads to perform but she was able to give them each their own voice.
Notes: A teeny, tiny bit of making a baby
Credit worthy/$: I would advise against using a credit for it as purchasing it out right is less expensive.
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As a huge fan of Jaci Burton and her Play by Play series, I was very excited to see her offer a book about cowboys.
While this didn't knock my socks off, it was well-written, performed (please get another performer to do your athletic series – THIS NARRATOR WAS GREAT and not the least bit nasally).
It was rather predictable as are most books in this genre but was believable and I enjoyed it.
If this is the beginning of a new series – then I am all in. But Jaci Burton seemed to tie up all the ends, so this is probably a standalone.
Notes: Some descriptions of sex
Credit worthy/$: I would use a credit (and did) on everything that Jaci Burton writes. So yes on the credit but I probably would not pay full for member price for this audiobook
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