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MonaBeeReads

Romance Novel Lover

Dallas, TX | Member Since 2010

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  • 20 reviews
  • 142 ratings
  • 242 titles in library
  • 15 purchased in 2014
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  • The Cinderella Deal

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Jennifer Crusie
    • Narrated By Susan Boyce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (629)
    Performance
    (282)
    Story
    (285)

    Daisy Flattery is a free spirit with a soft spot for strays and a weakness for a good story. Why else would she agree to the outrageous charade offered by her buttoned-down workaholic neighbor, Linc Blaise? The history professor needs to have a fiancée in order to capture his dream job, and Daisy is game to play the role. But something funny happens on their way to the altar that changes everything.

    Laura says: "The Listener"
    "First Read Awesome"
    Overall

    Loved this book. Funny, entertaining and easy to listen. Will listen to many more!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Perfection

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By R. L. Mathewson
    • Narrated By Fran Jules
    Overall
    (278)
    Performance
    (264)
    Story
    (270)

    Zoe is used to taking care of herself and has long ago accepted that if anything bad was going to happen, it was going to happen to her. So when she loses her job over something most bosses would probably be happy with and her life starts going down hill from there she doesn't expect it to get any better. She certainly didn't expect any help from the loud jerk next door, but then again she has nothing to lose so puts her trust in him and hopes for the best.

    Jordy says: " witty dialogue, crazy antics & charming love!"
    "Love this series"
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    Read the ebook loved it so much had to listen to it as soon as I saw available on audible. Curvy girl meets gorgeous man & sparks fly even before they realize it's real love. Very funny. My definition of a nice romantic comedy with hot sexy scenes too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tangled: The Tangled Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Emma Chase
    • Narrated By Sebastian York
    Overall
    (1041)
    Performance
    (968)
    Story
    (971)

    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!!!!"
    "Surprisingly good"
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    Started off slow and I wasn't sure I like the way the book was written as a narration BUT I kept listening and so glad I did. Ended up loving this funny kinda crude but oddly romantic book. Bad boy learns lesson & figures out what true love feels like. So glad I didn't turn it off. Very sexy too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Rosie Project: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Graeme Simsion
    • Narrated By Dan O'Grady
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1279)
    Performance
    (1165)
    Story
    (1166)

    Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. So when an acquaintance informs him that he would make a "wonderful" husband, his first reaction is shock. Yet he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and Don sets out to find the perfect partner. She will be punctual and logical - most definitely not a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver. Yet Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is also beguiling, fiery, intelligent - and on a quest of her own....

    Margaret says: "A fun listen"
    "Unexpectedly fantastic"
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    Surprisingly Loved this book. Narrator perfect. Laugh out loud funny. I found myself grinning and completely engaged throughout the entire book. Greatness. Not your normal romantic comedy. Surely not my normal type of listen. But I really enjoyed the qwerky hero & strong independent heroin. Listen to it you'll love it a chance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Destiny's Surrender

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Beverly Jenkins
    • Narrated By Thomas Penny
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (34)

    The child he didn't know he had...Andrew Yates has come to a decision: It's time to stop sowing those oats and start a family. But searching for a bride isn't as simple as he'd hoped, and many of the respectable women of his acquaintance feel...lacking. Then beautiful, feisty Wilhelmina "Billie" Wells arrives at the family ranch with a toddler in her arms, claiming Drew is the father! The woman he didn't know he loved...Billie had no choice but to show up at Destiny in search of Drew. For the sake of their child, she's willing to leave him with his father so the boy can have a better life, but then, before she can blink, she's saying "I do" in front of a preacher in a marriage of convenience.

    dw says: "True Romance"
    "Reminds me of her past wonderful work"
    Overall
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    I wasn't a huge fan of the first book in this series Destiny's Embrace. I bought this immediately when I saw Thomas Penny as the narrator. Please please Mr Penny keep reading. At any rate this book grabs your attention from the very beginning. I find myself smiling because this book reminds me of her great awesome writing like Topaz, Taming of Jessi Rose which are my all time favorites. Great job. Love it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wallbanger

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Alice Clayton
    • Narrated By Heather Smith
    Overall
    (1183)
    Performance
    (1091)
    Story
    (1099)

    Thanks to paper-thin walls and the guy’s athletic prowess, Carolyn is gaining an - um - intimate knowledge of her new neighbor's nocturnal adventures. And since Caroline is currently on a self-imposed "dating hiatus," and her neighbor is clearly lethally attractive to women, she finds her fantasies keep her awake even longer than the noise. So when the wallbanging threatens to literally bounce her out of bed, Caroline, clad in sexual frustration and a pink baby-doll nightie, confronts Simon Parker, her heard-but-never-seen neighbor.

    Mon says: "Not sure what all the fuss is about"
    "No question Listen to this one"
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    Funny romance ...Clive Clive Clive... The cat too funny. Writing was superb story line wonderful Great Story. So glad to use a credit for this one. Need more by this author

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sam's Creed: Hell's Eight Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Sarah McCarty
    • Narrated By Jason Adams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (880)
    Performance
    (427)
    Story
    (433)

    Known for making up his own rules of right and wrong, Texas Ranger Sam "Wildcard" MacGregor takes what he wants when he wants it, especially when it comes to women. But seduction is the last thing on his mind the moment he stumbles across an Hispanic beauty crouching in fear beside a burned-out wagon.

    Cheryl says: "These books are really good Westerns"
    "Really enjoyed Sam' Creed"
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    I know some of the reviews have not been so nice on the male narrator but I thoroughly enjoyed hearing this sexy voice that seems to match with Sams strong personality. I must admit it was slow starting but ended with a bang. Loved this one. will listen again once I finish the series. I skipped Tucker's story because of the reviews and the criticism of the Writing involving leading lady's overuse of thee and thou. I believe the reviews that it would get irritating quickly and id hate to waste a credit :). i May circle back to it once I finish all available on audible until a new one comes out. I'm reading Ms McCarty's Promise series on my Kindle and love those as well!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Night Hawk

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Beverly Jenkins
    • Narrated By Kevin R. Free
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (47)

    Award-winning and best-selling author Beverly Jenkins delivers another satisfying and deeply emotional historical romance set during the Revolutionary War. Jenkins continues to win readers with her adventurous tales - where love and high stakes go hand in hand.

    MonaBeeReads says: "Love Ms Jenkins Historical Romances"
    "Love Ms Jenkins Historical Romances"
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    Read this book and loved it. Kevin Free did a fair job as narrator but I must admit I love Thomas Penny as the narrator of Ms Jenkins books. As I have read every book Ms Jenkins has written and then listen to them as they become available on Audible I know the women to be strong independent minded women. Mr Free's narration in female voices sound weak and meek. Great job Ms Jenkins well written!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Promise Canyon: A Virgin River Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Robyn Carr
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (552)
    Performance
    (398)
    Story
    (392)

    Lilly Yazhi knows all she needs to know about Clay Tahoma. Sure, he’s got a certain appeal befitting his Navajo roots, but she’s not falling for Clay’s silent, “earthy” attractiveness. She certainly won’t make the same mistake as Clay’s ex-wife. Only trouble is, her heart and mind have committed to different resolves.

    Amazon Customer says: "The series continures...."
    "Love love love this series"
    Overall
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    Virgin River series is fantastic. This one was also a great read and inspirational to know love prevails. Laugh out loud funny & romantic.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Early Dawn

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Catherine Anderson
    • Narrated By Julia Gibson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (77)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (53)

    Forced from San Francisco by the slanders of her ex-fiancé, Eden Paxton heads for the wilds of Colorado. But on her way, she’s abducted and abused by ruthless outlaws—until she’s rescued by Matthew Coulter, still obsessed with avenging his wife’s murder. As Eden and Matthew try to elude their pursuers, these two wounded souls struggle to reconcile their tragic pasts—and their growing attraction to one another.

    Tiffanie says: "Good Love Story"
    "Skip It"
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    At first excited to read this author. This will be my first and only book by Ms. Anderson. this particular story is endless riding in circles to escape ruthless killers but somehow the outlaws are always still so close. OMG, I thought this book would never end. So boring. Sorry but it's the truth. Took me several weeks to finish. I would only listen after I finish another book until I just had to finish so I wouldn't have to push play again. The story in itself could have been told in one week not 6 endless riding in circles weeks. The narrator was okay. Some good moral messages which I did enjoy about loss and faith.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Captured

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Beverly Jenkins
    • Narrated By Thomas Penny
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    She was the most irresistible treasure of all.... Dominic LeVeq, the most notorious privateer ever to command the high seas, has just captured a coveted prize: a British frigate. On a dangerous mission against the Crown, Dominic should be thinking only of his ship's safety. But the rebel captain is utterly entranced by Clare Sullivan, the stunning slave on board. Consumed by desire, desperate to have her, Dominic offers Clare her freedom in exchange for a forbidden night in his bed - a night he assures her will be most pleasureable.

    MonaBeeReads says: "Greatness"
    "Greatness"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about Captured?

    The exciting plot and history was profound


    What did you like best about this story?

    The love story is awesome


    Have you listened to any of Thomas Penny???s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    He is an excellent narrator


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

    Laugh and full of joy


    Any additional comments?

    Love all of Beverly Jenkins. I own them and now enjoy hearing them.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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