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HATE spoilers! Enjoy HOT, sexy books. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. Running out this type Audible-so on2 lighter romance/mystery :-(

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  • Bonds of Need: Wicked Play, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Lynda Aicher
    • Narrated By Emily Caldwell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (213)
    Performance
    (188)
    Story
    (193)

    When Kendra Morgan attends a party at an exclusive sex club, she's not driven by mere curiosity. Hoping to prove she's put the past behind her, Kendra must instead face up to needs she's denied for too long. Despite her lingering fears, she can't resist the temptation to play.… Deklan Winters has had his eye on his attractive neighbor for months, but only senses Kendra is no stranger to the BDSM scene when she walks into his club. And he can tell that's not her only secret....

    karen says: "An excellent story full of love"
    "The Subject Matter Was A Bit Dark-I liked #1Better"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, if they are interested not offended by graphic 'bedroom' scenes. Although the book & story is much more than that.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The past history of both main characters.


    Which character – as performed by Emily Caldwell – was your favorite?

    Kendra & Deklyn


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    This is an interesting series and I look forward to the next book.

    NOTE: Violence, sex and strong language

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  • One More Day: The Alexanders, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By M. Malone
    • Narrated By Eva Kaminsky
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (123)
    Performance
    (110)
    Story
    (113)

    Ridley Wells has no idea what to do with her life now that she's graduated from college. But when a friend is murdered and her apartment is trashed, she runs to the only person she trusts, her twin sister. No one will think to look for her in the rinky-dink Virginia town of New Haven. Of course, her luck lands her passed out in the grass in front of resident badboy and music producer Jackson Alexander.

    Malinda says: "Very good start to the series :D"
    "Nice Spicy Hot Intrigue Romance-Yes!"
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    What made the experience of listening to One More Day the most enjoyable?

    *
    Publisher's Summary

    From national best-selling author M. Malone comes a tale about sisterhood, finding your place and the redemptive power of love. Get drawn into the magic in the newest installment of The Alexanders. Because in the Alexander family, if we love you then you're one of us.

    Ridley Wells has no idea what to do with her life now that she's graduated from college. But when a friend is murdered and her apartment is trashed, she runs to the only person she trusts, her twin sister. No one will think to look for her in the rinky-dink Virginia town of New Haven. Of course, her luck lands her passed out in the grass in front of resident badboy and music producer Jackson Alexander.

    Then she realizes Raina's out of the country and she has nowhere else to go. So when the handsome producer with the platinum smile mistakes her for her sister, she gets an idea..... Where better to hide than in plain sight?
    A wonderful book to start to see new series. This will definitely be high on my list of books to buy once I have finished reading the rest of the books I have already purchased!

    My review:

    Ridley is trying to get into her twin sisters house after running from some danger in Florida.
    She is hot, tired and stressed out. By the time she reaches her sisters house and punches in the password to shut down the home security system. It doesn't work, she is at her wits end.

    She sees a mirage of sorts and goes over to investigate it, colorful fish and refreshing water. She reaches over and begins to splash water on her face and then faints from exhaustion.

    Fortunately the neighbors two young boys notice her and run for help. It is then that she is mistaken for her twin sister and welcomed into her neighbors home (Jackson) to stay until they can get the security code figured out – it is Memorial Day weekend so she ends up staying for several days.

    This sweet but naughty romance is held together by a medium storyline. It is not that strong, but it is not weak by any means.

    P.I.'s – investigating the death of her father, trying to make contact with her supermodel sister who is in Australia – there is just barely enough intrigue to keep the story interesting and together.

    Of course, I'm always a sap for a widowed husband with young children.



    Notes: Mature themes and a few instances of strong language

    Credit worthy/$ : I got this for $1.99 on a promotion for series beginning. I will do plan to get the others later on. It is creditworthy and $ worthy as well

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  • Dare to Love: Dare to Love, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs)
    • By Carly Phillips
    • Narrated By Sophie Eastlake
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (151)
    Performance
    (137)
    Story
    (141)

    Since finding out his father had another family on the side, Ian Dare swore to be the upstanding, responsible man his cheating parent had never been. When it comes to his relatives, he gives his all but in relationships he offers the bare minimum. But one glimpse of sensual Riley Taylor arouses his dominant and protective instincts and Ian is entranced. He will do anything to possess her…and does.

    karen says: "A very average listen"
    "Average - Is It Me? Has This Genre Run Its Course?"
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    What did you like best about Dare to Love? What did you like least?

    *

    It may just be me, but this is another run-of-the-mill rich man meets poor woman – everybody has issues. No one trusts each other, but what does it matter? Everything is kinky in the bedroom.

    The only difference with this book is that the father of the adult children had two families at the same time and chose one over the other. The un-chosen families son is bitter about that.

    I cannot add to the description so I encourage you to read the publishers summary because
    it does more than I can to describe the book.

    Publisher Summary:

    New York Times Best-selling Author Carly Phillips turns up the heat in her newest sexy contemporary romance series, and introduces you to the Dare family…siblings shaped by a father's secrets and betrayal.

    Since finding out his father had another family on the side, Ian Dare swore to be the upstanding, responsible man his cheating parent had never been. When it comes to his relatives, he gives his all but in relationships he offers the bare minimum. But one glimpse of sensual Riley Taylor arouses his dominant and protective instincts and Ian is entranced. He will do anything to possess her…and does. But any future with Riley must include him extending an olive branch to the half-brother who is a constant reminder of the pain he'd rather forget.

    Independent and always in control, Riley Taylor makes no apologies for choosing men carefully. Relationships have never been a priority and she believes herself hardened to domineering men - until she meets charismatic Ian Dare. He manages to turn a simple kiss into an all-out assault on her senses and when he takes control in the bedroom, she's stunned to discover she likes it. As their affair heats up, they soon realize they complete each other in ways neither imagined. But Riley's past is closer than she cares to remember, and her struggles with Ian's dominance might just cost her everything.


    Any additional comments?

    The one bright spot is the narrator, who does a fantastic job with the characters in spite of being another, rather boring books in this genre.

    Notes: Mature themes and strong language

    Credit worthy/$: Neither, in my opinion, I am burned out in this category but if that's what you will enjoy - you may like it

    If you found this review helpful please select yes below. Thank you

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  • It's a Waverly Life

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Maria Murnane
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (184)
    Performance
    (165)
    Story
    (165)

    After rebounding from a broken engagement and relinquishing her job in sports PR, the irrepressible Waverly Bryson has a new man, a new career, and a new lease on life. Her part-time gig as an advice columnist has proven to be as entertaining as it is affirming, and her fledgling greeting card line, Honey Notes, is off to a promising start. After a series of disastrous romantic rebounds, she has settled into a long-distance relationship with handsome Jake McIntyre.

    Elizabeth says: "Comical - Warm - Bridget Jones-ish"
    "Fantastic! Sharp Clever Hilarious Sassy Chic Lit"
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    What did you love best about It's a Waverly Life?

    *

    As I listened to this book for a second time I thought I would skim through it to give a review. However, I was easily snagged in again by the great writing and narration.

    It's a Waverley Life is smart, hilarious and very sassy. The relationships of Waverly to her coworkers, her boyfriend, her best friend, her dad and her friendly neighbor are all interesting, intertwine and work perfectly.

    Waverley and her friends are at a point in their lives where they start to go in different directions: One is married and expecting, one is "empowered" in her promiscuity and then there is Waverley - a gossip columnist who is scared that her sometimes boyfriend may not stay her boyfriend anymore.

    While this is Chic Lit, in my opinion, it touches on a few serious issues in a lighthearted and respectful way.

    As Waverley begins to learn more about herself through her different relationships she begins to question and answer some of the views that she always had.

    I would easily recommend this book to anyone. It is also easily rated five star in all three categories. Story, narration & overall. It is fantastic.

    Notes: There there is an minimal talk about sex – six or seven lines about it. But other than that I have no warnings.

    Credit worthy/$: As with most of my books, I took a chance on an unknown (to me) author and got this on sale. Having read it I say yes to credit worthiness and/or buy.

    If you have found my review helpful please select yes below. Thank you!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

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  • Underneath It All: Storm Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Cassandra Carr
    • Narrated By Wen Ross, Kai Kennicott
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Professional hockey player Rob D'Amico is confused when he's chosen to take part in a reading program for inner-city students. While athletes are role models, he tends toward the gregarious and playful side, rather than a studious bent. Despite the lack of funding plaguing her inner-city district, every day, kindergarten teacher Alaina Rossa ensures her students learn something to prepare them for life. At first, she's unsure how a hockey player will help her achieve that goal.

    DK says: "*Review* Storm Series Better Than The First"
    "*Review* Storm Series Better Than The First"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    *

    Underneath It All is the second in Cassandra Carr's Storm Series. While I like the first book I really found this to be an improvement. Maybe it was the more believable storyline or a stronger set of characters, I'm not sure. As I said I like the first one but found this one even more of an improvement.

    Please don't let the cover turn you off. I'm not sure who picked out these models but they do creep me out just a tiny bit.

    Good story, good writing a bit of a plot and lots of naughtiness.

    The narrators were fun and I enjoyed how they played off of one another. Thumbs up

    Notes: Some descriptions of sex & some instances of strong language

    Credit worthy/$ : These are shorter than I would use a credit. I would not pay $19.95 for this book. Fortunately, *I was gifted a copy from the author for my thoughts and opinions.*

    Thank you for reading this review if you have found it helpful please select yes at the bottom line. Thank you.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Should've Known Better

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Cassandra Carr
    • Narrated By Kai Kennicott, Wen Ross
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Sarah Jenkins, a math geek and hockey fanatic, is thrilled when the NHL hires her as an advisor for the Buffalo Storm. She gets to marry her two loves in this perfect job. Sebastian St. Amant is a young hockey player looking to make the jump from the minors to the big leagues. His lifelong dream is within reach, but he needs to convince the Storm's management and coaches he's ready. When Sarah and Sebastian meet, sparks immediately fly. Both want to succeed and neither can ignore the growing attraction, but a relationship is out of the question.

    DK says: "*Review* Average to Good C+ to B-"
    "*Review* Average to Good C+ to B-"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    *

    *This book was a gift from the author and I promised to give it a review after I finished listening to it.*

    This is book one in the Storm series. Audible does not recognize it as a series yet so if you decide to listen to them listen to this book before Underneath It All (Book 2.)

    First of all don't let the cover art scare you off, the guy is a little bit creepy in my opinion

    Sarah is a math geek and loves hockey - she lands a job with the Buffalo Storms.

    Sebastian is a rookie player who is constantly hoping to receive a permanent spot in the NHL.

    It is love at first sight for the both of them but Sarah has some trauma from her past that she needs to deal with. To complicate things even further, she is 10 years older than him and doesn't know why he would be interested in her at all.

    It takes a wild, four months for them to become intimate and then the politics of working for the same team and mixing business with pleasure is another wrinkle in their relationship.

    Sarah begins to let her guard down. Their relationship progresses with coming to terms with making their relationship public. Something happens to Sebastian and Sarah finds yourself in the reverse position.

    If you are looking for a book that is 100% sex then you will be disappointed by this book. If you enjoy a romance with a bit of spice, then you will probably like this – there are some descriptive sections.

    I enjoyed the dual door narration between a male and female performer. This doesn't always work but for this book it did.

    Notes: some descriptions of sex

    Credit worthy/$ : Probably not for this one, the book falls between categories – it is not young adults but it is not contemporary smutty romance. The hockey talk is pretty true to life from my limited experience working in an athletic ticket office.

    If you found this review helpful please select yes immediately following this line. Thank you.


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  • Kissin' Tell: Rough Riders Series, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Lorelei James
    • Narrated By Rebecca Estrella
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (60)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (57)

    Georgia Hotchkiss swore wild horses couldn't drag her back to Sundance, Wyoming. So it's ironic she's forced to take a rodeo PR job in her former hometown - right before her ten-year class reunion. The only thing worse than facing her cheating ex-husband and his pregnant wife? Showing up to the reunion without a date. Fate smiles on her when she runs into her former classmate and current cowboy hottie Tell McKay. With his infectious smile and fun-loving ways - not to mention his banging body - he's the perfect solution to her problem.

    DK says: "Master of Her Craft Lorelei James Delivers Again"
    "Master of Her Craft Lorelei James Delivers Again"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Would you listen to Kissin' Tell again? Why?

    .

    Another great installment from the master of her craft, Lorelei James. After listening to the previous book in the series -Cowboy Casanova- I was a little concerned that (as it wasn't my favorite) the good stuff had taken it's course. I am so glad to be wrong!

    Georgia meets, Tell the cowboy, as she is doing publicity around town for some events. She and Tell have known each other since high school. Where Tell felt that Georgia had taken advantage of him by asking for his homework etc.

    Tell is wary of Georgia coming back to town. It was bad enough when they were in high school but she comes in with the plan.

    These are so much fun that I don't want to spoil it for you by revealing too much. There is some hot action. There is a lot of give-and-take and several misunderstandings that result in a bit of dialogue.

    Rebecca Estrella is what she is and does what she does. I have to listen to her at 1.25X-1.5X speed, it makes it a little bit better.

    There are enough twists and turns. I'm still confused as to who this guy is and his relationship to the Mckays. I think he is a first cousins with the original (C & K) Mckays that we were introduced in the beginning and early books in the series,.

    This book is pure romance and seduction with lots of bad words and many descriptions of intimacy.

    Credit worthy/: I have enjoyed the series and I believe I bought this the day came out on audio. I'm completely content with my purchase.


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  • Deadmistress: Susan Lombardi Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Carole B. Shmurak
    • Narrated By Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    The headmistress of an exclusive private school for girls has been found murdered in her office. When professor Susan Lombardi learns that her friend John is the prime suspect, she sets out to clear his name, but her research uncovers some troubling secrets about the school's faculty and students. And soon it becomes clear that John is not the only one with a motive for murder.

    med c says: "This is a very interesting mytery novel"
    "In the Style of Janet Evanovich Stephanie Plumb"
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    What was one of the most memorable moments of Deadmistress?


    One of the teachers at a private boarding school for girls has been murdered. An alumni, Susan, is out to investigate on her own and find out who done it.

    This is a well-written, chick light book. It was delectable and a great nice, funny (not that murder is funny) ride that keeps the attention of the reader and I was guessing until the end.

    The narration by Barbra Benjamin-Creel was charming and enchanting among a wide variety of characters.

    While this was a nice book, I doubt that I will continue with this category of book only because my taste tends to run a bit darker.

    Notes: nothing to worry about here.

    Credit worthy/$: This is a tough one, it is sharp and entertaining but not anything I would use a credit or my cash on it as it is only 4+ hours. *However, I received free copy off this book in exchange for my thoughts and the review.* I really enjoyed it.

    If you found this review helpful please select yes immediately underneath this text. Thank you.


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  • Coming Home for Christmas

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Jenny Hale
    • Narrated By Teri Schnaubelt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (35)

    Christmas is a time for family... isn't it? Allie Richfield loves Christmas, so when she lands a job as House Manager for the amazing Ashford Estate - which includes organizing the Marley family festivities - she is in her element. With a budget bigger than her life savings and a team of staff, how hard can it be? As one-by-one she meets the Marleys, she’s about to find out... Allie’s new boss, Robert, might be gorgeous, but he’s also colder than the snow outside and refuses to come home for Christmas.

    med c says: "A christmas story"
    "Syrupy Sweet Pleasant Romantic Story-Very Nice"
    Overall
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    Would you listen to Coming Home for Christmas again? Why?

    *

    This is a very sweet, romantic book about selling a house that has been in the family for many years many generations.

    Allie is hired to the household of a family generational estate until it is sold. During that time she has a bit of a love triangle with the two brothers who are trying to sell it. Kip is always around and she likes him very much. However Robert, a globetrotter and businessman has her heart racing whenever she sees or speaks with him.

    Allie is easily and quickly feeling the sentimental value that the matriarch of the family has for this home.

    Relationships are quickly formed and decisions are made including Allie trying to find a way to keep the house from being sold without showing her intent.

    Very nice, sweet romance for any audience. It is without any graphic descriptions, there is no premarital sex or inappropriate behavior. There are no swears or suggestive inappropriate situations or positions.

    A really nice read especially during the holiday season.

    Terry gives a great performance based on the many characters and the diversity of them that she is required. From the elderly matriarch of the family to adult men and women & children. They are all immediately recognizable based on her performance. If I shut this off for a few hours and had to dive back in, it only takes a few sentences for me to understand who is speaking and I am quickly caught up with where I left off. A fantastic performance.

    Notes: no warnings here, light and sweet romance

    Credit worthy/$: I like my books a bit more racy so I so I probably would not spend any money or a credit for this book. However I would highly recommend it to any of my friends or family without pause. It is worth the money or credit if this is your genre.

    *I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my thoughts, feelings and opinion laid out above.*

    Thank you for reading and if you found this review helpful. Please select yes below this line thank you


    Which character – as performed by Teri Schnaubelt – was your favorite?

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  • Tangled: The Tangled Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Emma Chase
    • Narrated By Sebastian York
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1618)
    Performance
    (1503)
    Story
    (1510)

    Drew Evans is handsome and arrogant, he makes multimillion dollar business deals and seduces New York’s most beautiful women with just a smile. So why has he been shuttered in his apartment for seven days, miserable and depressed? He’ll tell you he has the flu. But we all know that’s not really true. Katherine Brooks is brilliant, beautiful and ambitious. When Kate is hired as the new associate at Drew’s father’s investment banking firm, every aspect of the dashing playboy’s life is thrown into a tailspin.

    CAC says: "Brilliant!!!!"
    "Sexy Hilarious Everything Tangled Perfection!"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Any additional comments?

    Tangled

    This book is told from a man's perspective so it is crude at best and raunchy at worst and I loved it!

    It begins with the hero, Drew, having the "flu "and he begins retelling telling the story of Kate. But first we are treated to a series of his "dating" life and how he met Kate… Anything else will spoil

    This is a funny book on top of being a great romance from the perspective of a playboy. The best line in the book for me was when they were debating whether one is masculine. He gives a long list of masculine people and the one that sent me to giggles with Hillary Clinton (like her or not it was hilarious answers.)

    Sebastian York is a fantastic narrator definitely worthy of five stars. His men are men and his women do not sound like effeminate men. He does a fantastic job

    Notes: Detailed descriptions of sex, strong language and NC-17 or older listening audience

    Credit worthy/$: If you know what you are getting into is crude, if you are not offended by crude descriptions and want a descriptive romance, then yes, yes on the credit & yes on the out right bye. However if you want a romance that eases you in and sweetly holds your attention then this is probably not for you.



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  • Carolina Home: A Dare Island Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Virginia Kantra
    • Narrated By Sophie Eastlake
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (212)
    Performance
    (198)
    Story
    (197)

    Home to the Fletcher family for generations, Dare Island is a fishing village rocked by changing times - its traditions slipping away like sands of the North Carolina coast. Single dad and fishing boat captain Matt Fletcher deferred his own dreams to support his innkeeper parents and build a future for his sixteen-year-old son. Matt has learned to weather life's storms by steering a steady emotional course...and keeping a commitment-free approach to love.

    Kristen says: "Take a vacation on Dare Island"
    "Love This Book Cannot Wait To Get The Rest"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    *

    Love, love, loved Tangled! In my opinion the narrator did a fine job telling the story. Several reviews are critical of her performance of male characters but I did not find that distracting at all. Sophia has a wide range of characters to perform from a grandfather and grandmother their sons and daughter and several children and I cannot find or think of one instance that was lacking.

    I am from the coast, not North Carolina, and selection of this rings true from the small-town gossip (much nastier in real life) to the tourism industry.

    Two people from away are moving to the island. The families have been there for generations and the push/pull from staying in the family tradition or moving away to pave a path away from the island. It was all very true to life.

    This is the first in her series and the rest of them have already been added to my Wish List! I cannot wait to hear more about the Fletcher family.

    Credit worthy/$?: I bought this more than a year ago and the author was not someone I have heard of before buying this book. I must have gotten a really good deal on it. Either way they are credit worthy and/or $.

    This is far less intense then the books I normally listen to. It is more romantic than the descriptive however there are a few scenes that you will not want playing if your children are around.

    Notes: A few mature scenes


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