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Kristin

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  • Coming Up Roses

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Catherine Anderson
    • Narrated By Julia Gibson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (46)

    Set in Oregon around the turn of the 20th century, Coming Up Roses finds Kate Blakely trying to move on after the death of her abusive husband. With a farm to run and a four-year-old daughter to look after, Kate can barely keep above water, much less consider marrying again. Yet she can’t help but notice her neighbor Zachariah’s kind heart and handsome features.

    bluebelle says: "Displays honor all men should have!"
    "WOW!!!!!! Super sweet and way hot!"
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    So I was looking around the other night trying to find a good book to download praying the narrator wasn't going to ruin it and I came across all the good reviews for this book. I was soooo NOT disappointed. It's a historical romance about a widowed woman with a little girl and a widowed man whose properties are next door to each other and the romance/story begins.
    It's a great story that kept my interest and I loved the characters. I couldn't put it down!!!! Julia Gibson, the narrator, does a great job with all the characters which is such a plus. (Nothing worse than the female sounding like an airhead or a long lost relative of Mae West and the male sounding like a total dweeb) That is NOT the case here. I loved Kate and Zack and the little girl. This book ranked right up there with "Playing the Part" by Darcy Daniel which is another AWESOME audiobook. Sometimes these subtle romances become hotter than overt ones!!!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Surrender Your Love: Surrender Your Love, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By J. C. Reed
    • Narrated By Romy Nordlinger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (104)
    Performance
    (98)
    Story
    (98)

    Meeting Jett was like lightning. Dangerous. Better left untouched. And better forgotten. But lightning always strikes twice. Brooke Stewart, a realtor in New York, doesn't do relationships. When she's sent to a remote estate to finalize a real estate deal, she discovers her new boss is none other than the guy she left naked in bed. Sexy, dangerously handsome, and arrogant Jett Mayfield attracts trouble, and women, like a lightning rod. But the night he meets Brooke he gets more than he bargained for.

    Jordy says: "All I can say is I never expected that ending!!"
    "Narration does not fit!!!!"
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    The narration ruined it for me. I'm sure Romy Nordlinger is a wonderful person and is well suited for many books but not this one. She sounds much older than the character and I couldn't relate. At all!!! I'm sooo bummed. Please redo!!!

    5 of 20 people found this review helpful
  • Forgiving Lies: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Molly McAdams
    • Narrated By Sophie Eastlake, Kris Koscheski
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (28)

    Undercover cop Logan "Kash" Ryan can't afford a distraction like his new neighbor Rachel Masters, even if she's the most beautiful woman he's ever seen. To catch a serial killer, he needs to stay focused, yet all he can think about is the feisty, long-legged coed whose guarded nature intrigues him.

    Jordy says: "A-MA-ZING! I absolutely LOVED Kash & Rachel!!"
    "LOVED!!"
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    Lots to love.
    1. Two ages -in college and out of college.
    2. A great story with twists and turns and action.
    3. A great romance.
    4. A great humor. Loved the nickname "sour patch".
    5. Great strong characters.
    6. Great writing.
    7. Super great narrators!!!
    8. Even though it was a cliff hanger, the second book was out with the first and didn't have to wait so long I forgot what the first was about.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Some Like It Wild: The Wild Ones, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By M. Leighton
    • Narrated By Amy McFadden, Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (43)

    Laney Holt is a preacher’s daughter. A good girl. Her only goal was to get married, have babies, and live happily ever after, just like her parents. Only that didn’t happen. The two people closest to her betrayed her, and Laney’s dreams came crashing down. Now she’s left with an empty space she doesn’t know how to fill. Until she meets Jake Theopolis, a daredevil with a death wish who has heartbreaker written all over him.

    CAROLYN says: "I'M WILD ABOUT THIS BEAUTIFUL LOVE STORY"
    "Really bummed!!!"
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    I loved the first book in the series. It had a story with some depth. I couldn't wait for the the next. I put up with "Wild Child" just so I knew what was going on even though the story line was a little weak but since it was a novella I didn't think much about it. This book was a complete letdown. The story was basically non existent and I couldn't wait for the whole thing to be over. I'm so sad that this was a bust for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bound: Mastered, 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Lorelei James
    • Narrated By Rachel Vivette, Luke Daniels
    Overall
    (277)
    Performance
    (264)
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    (262)

    Former small-town girl Amery Hardwick is living her dream as a graphic designer in Denver, Colorado. She's focused on building her business, which leaves little time for dating - not that she needs a romantic entanglement to fulfill her. When her friend signs up for a self-defense class as part of her recovery after an attack, Amery joins her for support. That's where she meets him. Ronin Black, owner of the dojo, is so drawn to Amery that he takes over her training - in public and in private. The enigmatic Ronin pushes Amery's boundaries from the start, and with each new tryst, Amery becomes addicted to the pleasure and to him.

    Candateshia Pafford says: "I need some ice and ropes!"
    "Dragged"
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    It wasn't until the last 15 minutes that there was actually some story and then ended with a cliffhanger so that was irritating. I kept listening because I thought it would get better since it had a lot of good reviews but there was very little story line until the end. When there was nothing but sex on the wall, sex on the floor, sex in the shower, sex in the car, sex on the roof, sex at the office, and even some sex in a bed it got kind of boring after a while, if you can believe it. Now, I'm irritated that I would actually consider the next book just to find out what happens and I'm hoping I'll get past that by the time it is released.

    The narrator wasn't horrible but I have heard better. She needs a little practice with her timing. Ugh about sums it all up.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Rode Hard, Put Up Wet: Rough Riders, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Lorelei James
    • Narrated By Rebeca Estrella
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (49)

    Workin' up a hot, sticky sweat is pure pleasure with a hard-ridin' cowboyor two. Struggling stock contractor Gemma Jansen swallows her pride and tracks down circuit rider Cash Big Crow to offer him a job managing her ranch. Cash agrees on one condition: Theirs wont be strictly a working relationship. She's the boss during the day, but once she's corralled in the bedroom, Cash calls the shots. Despite concerns about their age difference, Gemma consents. Cash suspects the sexy widow hides an untapped wild streak....

    Conchita says: "Flippin noras, it just keeps getting better!!!"
    "Desenesizing !!!"
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    Just kind of seemed like there wasn't much of a story and all sex and after a while it just got old. I seriously started fast forwarding through the sex. Who does that, right?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Smart, Sexy and Secretive: The Reed Brothers, Volume 2

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Tammy Falkner
    • Narrated By Dara Rosenberg
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (24)
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    (24)

    They met because of a tattoo. They fell in love because it was unavoidable. They separated when she gave up everything she held dear to save someone he loved. Now Emily's back in New York, ready to start her college years at Julliard and find her way back to Logan. But her father and her ex-boyfriend have different plans. Logan and Emily's love will be challenged at every turn. Can they pass the test?

    Kristin says: "Should have been a longer Volume 1"
    "Should have been a longer Volume 1"
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    I really liked Volume 1 and this was kind of a predictable ending. I think the stories should have been combined because this was not strong enough to stand on its own. Still, if you want to know how it all plays this is entertaining. Just kind of uneventful..

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Three Broken Promises: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Monica Murphy
    • Narrated By Rip Griffin, Amy McFadden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (37)

    Commitment. That’s what I really want from Colin. Ever since my brother, Danny, died in Iraq, Colin’s done so much to help me, including giving me a job at his popular restaurant so I can leave my crappy waitressing job at the strip joint. But lying in bed with him every night to comfort him from his horrible nightmares isn’t enough anymore. I know he feels guilty about Danny’s death, about not going to Iraq, but I can’t keep living this double life.

    Jordy says: "This is a spin off from the Drew & Fable series..."
    "Sweet but lacked a little."
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    I like the series and the author's writing but this one fell a little short in that there wasn't much of a story line. The whole thing was kind of "should I?" and "could I?" drug through the entire story. The narrators do a really good job so that helps. It's an ok listen if you have the credits.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Gabriel's Inferno

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Sylvain Reynard
    • Narrated By John Morgan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1027)
    Performance
    (918)
    Story
    (937)

    Enigmatic and sexy, Professor Gabriel Emerson is a well-respected Dante specialist by day, but by night he devotes himself to an uninhibited life of pleasure. He uses his notorious good looks and sophisticated charm to gratify his every whim, but is secretly tortured by his dark past and consumed by the profound belief that he is beyond all hope of redemption. When the sweet and innocent Julia Mitchell enrolls as his graduate student, his attraction and mysterious connection to her not only jeopardizes his career, but sends him on a journey in which his past and his present collide.

    Lulu says: "Souls Too Tortured for My Taste"
    "Snore....."
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    This is about a guy who is the son of a hooker ( I think ) orphaned at 9 found roaming the halls of a hospital after his mom died where he was then found and adopted by a family and who later became addicted to drugs but then got clean and became a pompous bow tie wearing professor at a prestigous college. Enter adopted younger sister's best friend who fell madly in love with said professor when she was 17 and is now the student of this professor who wants her in return because she is so "pure" but she can't decide if she really wants him after pining for him for the last 8 years. And they have to sneak around due to the whole professor/student thing while she is deciding. The end. This is summed up in about 5 minutes then the rest of the tale is drug out for 24 hours listening and its just plain 'ol boring. It's the whole angst thing--"should I but I'm scared-want to but I don't know how-and in the meantime while I'm beating that dead horse lets hang from the rafters and have crazy monkey sex". Not only is the plot tired the story is just boring. Oh, yea--and she calls him Dante and he calls her Beatrice and a guy named Paul calls her Rabbit. And although they speak to each as if they are from the 1800's the f word is thrown in every once in a while to current it up a little. I'd be laughing if it wasn't so boring and unrealistic.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Come Away with Me

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Kristen Proby
    • Narrated By Jennifer Mack
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (345)
    Performance
    (322)
    Story
    (322)

    Being confronted on the beach by a sexy stranger wasn't part of Natalie Conner's plans for a peaceful morning taking photos. And why on earth would he think she's taking pictures of him, anyway? Who is he? One thing’s for sure, he’s hot, and incredibly romantic, feeding Natalie’s wounded soul.

    Jordy says: "recommended for all you erotic romanceaholics!"
    "Cringe!!"
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    I normally would not feel qualified to write a review when I can't even finish the book but its just that cringe-worthy that it has to be said. I made it to half way thru the first download and was literally cringing. It's so corny. 1 star is a gift. A couple meets and in less than 24 hours they can't live without each other. "Natalie" had issues which turned her into your basic slut but supposedly got over them and isn't a slut anymore but for some reason is begging for sex in less than 12 hours after meeting a stranger on the beach. Luke, a self imposed recluse, falls madly in love with Natalie in less than 12 hours because she is so amazing. Why he thinks this? No clue. I am seriously laughing at how dumb this is. 1000 apologies if the story becomes amazing in the end but to me it is like nails down a chalkboard and I can't listen anymore.
    As for the narrator, her female character sounds like baby talk at times. Dumb dialogue in baby talk....Cringe!!!! Coments like, "do you work out?" and "I like it when you wisper" and "so, no sex?' CRINNNNGGGGEEEEE.....!!!!!!

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Tangled: The Tangled Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Emma Chase
    • Narrated By Sebastian York
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (764)
    Performance
    (719)
    Story
    (720)

    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.

    Jordy says: "Think Wallbanger meets Beautiful Bastard...."
    "AWESOME!!!"
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    Written from the male point of view. Witty and clever dialogue, original, realistic, funny, endearing, sweet, very crude and everything else to make it AWESOME!!!! Best book on audible right now, in my humble opinion.
    Sebastian York does an AWESOME job narrating as always. Totally makes it all work. Brilliant!!!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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