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MonaBeeReads

Romance Novel Lover

Dallas, TX | Member Since 2010

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  • 22 reviews
  • 150 ratings
  • 258 titles in library
  • 27 purchased in 2014
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  • Night Hawk

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Beverly Jenkins
    • Narrated By Kevin R. Free
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (68)

    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!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Vivid

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Beverly Jenkins
    • Narrated By Robin Eller
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (31)

    It's 1876 and Dr. Viveca Lancaster is frustrated by the limits placed upon female physicians of color. When she is offered the chance to set up a practice in the small all-black community of Grayson Grove, Michigan, she leaves her California home and heads east. The very determined Viveca knows all about fighting for her rights. But she may need more than determination to face down the distractingly handsome Nate Grayson, the Grove's bull-headed mayor.

    Godizgd says: "Great Story, Not the best narrator :("
    "Yay Vivids on audible""
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    I have read this book many times. Strong independent brilliant woman bound to follow her dream and practice medicine during this time. Loved the story, enjoyed watching Nate fall in love with Vivica. History love and action all bound together. Great listen. Keep adding Beverly Jenkins books to a Audible and I'll keep listening. :). Would love to hear Thomas Penny voice again. Robin Eller is okay but the male voices are so similar to the female voices I sometimes have to figure out who's talking. Narration could be better. Sorry. Absolutely love Beverly Jenkins historical romances. Own them all would love to be able to listen to them all as well.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Indigo

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Beverly Jenkins
    • Narrated By Robin Eller
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    As a child, Hester Wyatt escaped slavery, but now the dark-skinned beauty is a member of Michigan's Underground Railroad, offering other runaways a chance at the freedom she has learned to love. When one of her fellow conductors brings her an injured man to hide, Hester doesn't hesitate...even after she is told about the price on his head. The man in question is known as the "Black Daniel," a vital member of the North's Underground Railroad network.

    MonaBeeReads says: "So excited to see Indigo on Audible"
    "So excited to see Indigo on Audible"
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    One of my favorites by Ms. Jenkins. I've read Indigo several times and when I found it on Audible I had to get it right away. Felt the same after seeing Vivid another of my favorites. Story is exceptional and told with elegance and intrigue. Falling in love along with learning a bit of history makes this book a phenonimal good read. HOWEVER, I cringe at this narrators French accent for Galen. So disappointing! He speaks French but is not French so why oh why did she feel Galen needed to have a French accent???? It's HORRIBLE. I imagined his voice to be strong deep and controlled but what we got was a weak terrible sound squeaky voice with a terrible French like accent. I love the story and will finish the listen at the same time I'll imagine Galen's voice as it should be not what I'm hearing. Love Beverly Jenkins my ALLTIME favorite authors

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Perfection

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By R. L. Mathewson
    • Narrated By Fran Jules
    Overall
    (344)
    Performance
    (325)
    Story
    (334)

    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
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1321)
    Performance
    (1228)
    Story
    (1230)

    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
    (1969)
    Performance
    (1793)
    Story
    (1794)

    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
    (53)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (46)

    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.

    Courtney says: "Billie is Tough!"
    "Reminds me of her past wonderful work"
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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
    (1338)
    Performance
    (1233)
    Story
    (1243)

    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.

    Sara Donati says: "No Sex in the City"
    "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
    (903)
    Performance
    (443)
    Story
    (453)

    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
  • Promise Canyon: A Virgin River Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Robyn Carr
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (598)
    Performance
    (434)
    Story
    (428)

    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"
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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

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