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Sexy, Erotic & Exploration
It is between a married couple and the exploration of sex [into kinky, erotic] is between a married couple.
She is a great narrator...I don't read a lot - love listening and narration can make or break a book.
It's a short, mildly erotic story. Adult themes...not for 'vanilla' romance readers.
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/$: I would use a credit (and did) on everything that Jaci Burton writes. So yes on the credit but I probably would not pay full for member price for this audiobook
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Beth has a perfect life, she is married to a well respected lawyer. She serves on committees and looks the part. We soon learn that she has a very dark side to her proper one. She plans trysts with men. Not just A man, looking for a mistress but men who live on the edge. She wants men that disrespecting her as well as themselves. And she loves it.
One day a chance encounter brings her to meet Abbott. He is handsome, beautiful, a strong, alpha male (all of the usual clichés.) However he does not act like the rest of her suitors. When she finds that her husband is on his way home Abbott is in no hurry to leave – making Beth sweat before disappearing at the last second.
Abbott is everything vile, reprehensible, disgusting, and twisted that one could imagine. I have read a lot and this one hit on every topic.
You may not want to read this part as it could be considered spoiling, however this book hits some pretty dark places including rape and torture.
The author kind of skipped around from one bad situation to another more awful situation. It had a thread of continuous storytelling but it was just that, a thread.
The narration was really good. The array of characters and the different situations would be quite a challenge, but are performed very well. Kudos to the performer.
Those who read my reviews for hot romances will probably steer clear of this one.
Notes: Violence, strong language, sexual situations (including but not limited to deviation, molestation and rape)
Creditworthy/$: No on both from my perspective...too dark, graphic and lack of plot. I was given a copy of this title in exchange for my review. I cannot advise using a credit.
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Mystery man by Kristen Ashley
I began this book with some trepidation as I thoroughly enjoyed KA Colorado series - from that I went to the Rock Chick series – which were a completely different style of writing, plots and other changes. It reminded me of Janet Evanovich and her series about Stephanie Plum. It was good, just not what I expected or desired.
The mystery man series seems to be more like the light version of KA Colorado. I am still digesting it and trying to figure out my true feelings.
Here's what I have decided. I liked it, it kept my interest and was sexy with a plot. I'm not going to rush and redeem credits for by the rest of the series but they will remain on my WishList if they come up in the sale.
The narration was good.
Notes: mature themes and strong language
Credit worthy/$: Try the first in the series. I deem it creditworthy and once you've listened you can make your own decision about the rest of the series.
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In the second installment of the series we are focused on Ethan, his past and it the similarities to young Seth.
Grace is a young mother who is doing any job she can to make a life for her young daughter. She is the housekeeper at the family home (Ethan and brothers) by day & barmaid/waitress by night.
Grace and Ethan have known each other forever and she has always had a thing for him & him for her. Ethan doesn't want to think about Grace, as she is quite a bit younger than him. This is a great romance story.
However, it is much more than a simple romance – actually complex romance. Much of the focus is on Ethan's life before he met the Quinn family and they rescued him from a horrible past. But because of that past he does not believe he is deserving or can care or love anyone.
Great narration – feminine female, male toddler, 12-year-old & elderly man are all done with near perfection.
I absolutely love this series. I just bought the last two!.
Notes: Description of sex, few cusses, the subject of child molestation runs throughout the book as characters try to deal with past.
Credit worthy/$ : Absolutely on either. I can to continue with the series but at the same time I want to take my time because I don't want to series to and. Does that make sense?
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When I saw this download was only 52 minutes long I didn't expect much much. Wow! Was I wrong? This super condensed (time wise) murder mystery was packed with action and adventure in a way that was not at all rushed.
The narrator did a fantastic job and kept the story going not only because it was well-written but because it was performed well. Two thumbs up!
*I was gifted a copy of this book in exchange for my thoughts opinions & review.*
Given that scenario, I am rarely interested in follow-up books based on the story. I really was impressed with this recording both as a story and the narration – I will be looking for more titles by this author & performances by this narrator.
Notes: Murder mystery
Credit worthy/$: I wouldn't waste a credit on this but would certainly consider purchasing it.
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When I saw the title and the book jacket I wasn't sure what to expect. I've never listened to this narrator for rent this author before. It turns out that Dating in the Dark is literally what the book is about.
30 year old , vertically challenged man is seeking a date. He's no prize to look at-almost anyone will do, he tried speed dating (no one even responded) dating friends friends, etc. but has NO LUCK. So he signs up with an agency focused on dating for the disabled. He decides that he's short - a "disability" sorta, but buys a pair a dark glasses.
He meets a lovely lady who is blind and is interested in a date with him. After ONE date he really thinks this could go somewhere. However he is stuck in his "lie" of not been disabled. So a challenging set of events occur as he tells his friends and they tried to help him come clean. That while he is vertically challenged, he is NOT blind.
It was charming, fun and light without being too girly. I think a guy would like listening to this for the banter and the challenge, as well.
The narrator was very good. Perfect for the material written.
Notes: Some strong language
Credit worthy/$:* I was fortunate enough to have been offered the book in exchange for my review* which you are now reading.
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