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Becca

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  • One Lucky Vampire: Argeneau Vampires, Book 19

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Lynsay Sands
    • Narrated By Jack Dupont
    Overall
    (312)
    Performance
    (290)
    Story
    (290)

    When Nicole Phillips agreed to hire a housekeeper, she pictured someone a little frumpy and almost certainly female. Instead, she gets gorgeous, unmistakably male Jake Colson. The man is proving indispensable in the kitchen - and everywhere else. Except Jake might not be a mortal man at all. Who wouldn't want to be a tall, dark, powerful vampire? Jake, for one. He's barely had time to adjust to his new state before he's roped into a family favor.

    Malinda says: "Really good addition to the series :D"
    "Another Hot Vampire"
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    First let me say that I love Lynsay Sands and this whole series. I was, however, a bit disappointed by the slow movement of the first half of this book. I kept wanting the characters to get on with it already! The second half was much better and more up to Sand's standards and reputation. I'm still glad I read this book and cannot wait for more to come!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Starting Over: Starting Over Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Evan Grace
    • Narrated By Nikki Diamond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (25)

    Six years ago she seduced him, but a realization had him turning his back on her and became the cause of her long exodus. But with her brother's imminent deployment Bellamy knows she's bound to see him. Luke Carter made the mistake of crossing a line he never should've crossed six years ago...He knows he's the reason why Bellamy avoids home, and with her coming back home he's hoping to make things right.

    Becca says: "Are we running a race?"
    "Are we running a race?"
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    This was great story, but unfortunately the narrator was really distracting. I swear she didn't breathe! She read so quickly that in the beginning I checked my audible settings to make sure I didn't have it set to read at a faster rate. At times I couldn't tell which character was speaking because everything was so jumbled by the speed.

    I think this book would benefit from a new narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Devil's Game: Reapers Motorcycle Club, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Joanna Wylde
    • Narrated By Tatiana Sokolov, Todd Haberkorn
    Overall
    (254)
    Performance
    (237)
    Story
    (236)

    Em has lived her entire life in the shadow of the Reapers. Her overprotective father, Picnic, is the club's president. The last time she had a boyfriend, Picnic shot him. Now the men in her life are far more interested in keeping her daddy happy than showing her a good time. Then she meets a handsome stranger - a man who isn't afraid to treat her like a real woman. One who isn't afraid of her father. His name is Liam, and he's The One. Or so she thinks.

    Malinda says: "Great addition to the series! :D"
    "ANOTHER HIT!"
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    I've seen mixed reviews about this read, but personally I think this is the best in the series so far! Lots of action, lots of ups and downs, and the chemistry between Hunter and Em is hot in a way that is innocent and carnal at the same time. The only thing I regret is that the story didn't allow for more interaction between past Reaper characters, ie. girls night out. Otherwise, it was funny, sexy, and interesting throughout. Can't wait for her next.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pleasures of the Night: Dream Guardians, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Sylvia Day
    • Narrated By Shana Savage
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (252)
    Performance
    (230)
    Story
    (229)

    There are sensuous pleasures that can only be tasted in the night.... He comes to her in the twilight between sleep and consciousness to fulfill her secret desires. Lyssa Bates has never experienced such ecstasy, brought to her by a man whose deep, soul-penetrating blue eyes hold the promise of tempting intimacies and decadent pleasures. But this stranger, this lover, this immortal seducer is only a dream - a phantom of her nocturnal fantasies - until he appears, inexplicably, at her door in the flesh!

    CAROLYN says: "A PLEASURABLE FANTASY WORLD FOR 2"
    "SYLVIA DAY NEVER FAILS TO HAND ME THE UNEXPECTED"
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    Once again, Day weaves a world of fantasy that never ceases to surprise and captivate. The concept of dream guardians and dimensional travel is well laid out and explained. I appreciate that Day kept this first book connected to it's main characters while also setting the stage for the series. Compared to some of her other works, this books isn't quite so blatantly erotic, but is still sexy and not for those easily scandalized. I guess, if you're reading in this genre then you should know this already.

    The narration was okay, although the accents were a bit exaggerated at times and I would have chosen someone like Jill Redfield or Tavia Gilbert for a series like this one -- a series with a plethora of both male and female characters needing definite vocal distinction. With books like these, it's imperative that each character is easily distinguishable especially since the characters weave in and out of all the books -- connected in some way to each. Narration can easily make or break a series like this and for me, the decision to purchase the series as a whole had more to do with my appreciation for the author than because I felt that I just couldn't wait to listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Heart Of The Billionaire: (The Billionaire's Obsession ~ Sam)

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By J. S. Scott
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Powers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (78)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
    (72)

    Billionaire Sam Hudson has pretty much lived his life with no apologies because he tries never to do anything that he's sorry about…except for what he had done in the past to Dr. Madeline Reynolds. Many years and regrets later, Sam meets up with Maddie again by chance; his brother Simon is marrying Maddie's best friend and the two of them are forced to be civil. But Sam wants to be more than polite, and he wants another chance to make things right...

    Amazon Customer says: "I Love This Book"
    "STEADY LOVE AFFAIR"
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    After our introduction to Maddie and Sam in the first book of the series, I was hoping for more intense heat and flames regarding Sam and Maddie's reunion. The story and narration was great, just not as intense as I had hoped. I'm glad I read it and will most likely buy the next book in the series if there is one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Midnight Run

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Lisa Marie Rice
    • Narrated By Alexandra R. Josephs
    Overall
    (273)
    Performance
    (252)
    Story
    (252)

    Claire Parks has been very sick, but she's fine now - just fine - and ready to paint the town red. Well, pink. On her first excursion into the wild world of dating, she nets Bud, a tall, sexy, good-looking lumberjack. She won him fair and square, her prize for not dying. But after a weekend of wild sex, she discovers he's not what she thinks he is. Undercover police officer Lieutenant Tyler "Bud" Morrison can't believe his eyes. What's a 'princess' doing in a dance club known for its rough trade? She needs rescuing, and rescuing women is what Bud does best. He saw Claire first - finders keepers.

    Lia says: "Bud-alicious hero"
    "EXCITING AND SEXY"
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    Midnight Man was an all-around good listen. The narration was well done and the plot was exciting and enticing. I liked how well-rounded each of the characters were and how Rice seemed to make this book sexy and carnal while also bringing some modern femininity to her females characters and protective dominance to her males. In a round about way (whether intentionally or unintentionally), Rice addresses the need women have to be both independent and self-sufficient, but also protected and cherished. This is an age-old emotional need which is why we are so complex -- haha!

    Be prepared to commit to the series (3 books so far) because Rice ends each book rather abruptly, but addresses the hanging ends in the next....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Midnight Man

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Lisa Marie Rice
    • Narrated By Alexandra R. Josephs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (351)
    Performance
    (326)
    Story
    (322)

    Interior decorator Suzanne Barron's new tenant is the most dangerously sexy man she's ever met. Navy Commander John Huntington, a former SEAL (aka 'Midnight Man') works best under cover of darkness. Within hours of meeting him, Suzanne has wild, no-holds barred sex with John, then panics at the depth of her passionate response to such a powerful and dangerous warrior. Suzanne doesn't do sex like that. John is definitely someone she needs to avoid for her own peace of mind. But when killers come for her, Suzanne knows she can turn to only one man.

    Lia says: "A hot and sexy listen! Recommended""
    "EXCITING AND SEXY"
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    Any additional comments?

    Midnight Man was an all-around good listen. The narration was well done and the plot was exciting and enticing. I liked how well-rounded each of the characters were and how Rice seemed to make this book sexy and carnal while also bringing some modern femininity to her females characters and protective dominance to her males. In a round about way (whether intentionally or unintentionally), Rice addresses the need women have to be both independent and self-sufficient, but also protected and cherished. This is an age-old emotional need which is why we are so complex -- haha!

    Be prepared to commit to the series (3 books so far) because Rice ends each book rather abruptly, but addresses the hanging ends in the next....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kiss of Crimson: The Midnight Breed, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Lara Adrian
    • Narrated By Hillary Huber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (846)
    Performance
    (497)
    Story
    (498)

    He comes to her more dead than alive, a towering black-clad stranger riddled with bullets and rapidly losing blood. As she struggles to save him, veterinarian Tess Culver is unaware that the man calling himself Dante is no man at all but one of the Breed, vampire warriors engaged in a desperate battle.

    Denise says: "The Midnight Breed series is GREAT!!"
    "A NEW TWIST TO VAMPIRE LORE"
    Overall
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    Any additional comments?

    Lara Adrian breathes new life to the common vampire lore when she creates a new community/breed of vampires in her Midnight Breed Series. Although the communities are different, Adrian's writing style is very similar to JR Wards style in her series The Black Dagger Brotherhood. Similar premises and notions albeit very different story lines. Basically, if you enjoyed the BDB series, you'll like Adrian's Midnight Bread series also. I would say that Adrian's series is less illicit and more hardcore action/suspense.

    The narration was good, although I noticed that Hillary Huber changed Savannah's accent from unaccented in the first book to seriously "southern" in this book. I don't mind because it ensures character distinction, but it was a bit unexpected.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kiss of Midnight: The Midnight Breed, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Lara Adrian
    • Narrated By Hillary Huber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1226)
    Performance
    (750)
    Story
    (749)

    He watches her from across the crowded dance club, a sensual black-haired stranger who stirs Gabrielle Maxwell's deepest fantasies. But nothing about this night---or this man---is what it seems. For when Gabrielle witnesses a murder outside the club, reality shifts into something dark and deadly. In that shattering instant she is thrust into a realm she never knew existed---a realm where vampires stalk the shadows and a blood war is set to ignite.

    Stacy says: "A Whole New Take on Vampire Mythology"
    "A NEW TWIST TO VAMPIRE LORE"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    Lara Adrian breathes new life to the common vampire lore when she creates a new community/breed of vampires in her Midnight Breed Series. Although the communities are different, Adrian's writing style is very similar to JR Wards style in her series The Black Dagger Brotherhood. Similar premises and notions albeit very different story lines. Basically, if you enjoyed the BDB series, you'll like Adrian's Midnight Bread series also. I would say that Adrian's series is less illicit and more hardcore action/suspense.

    The narration was good, although I noticed that Hillary Huber changed Savannah's accent from unaccented in the first book to seriously "southern" in this book. I don't mind because it ensures character distinction, but it was somewhat abrupt.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Marriage Bargain: Marriage to a Billionaire, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Jennifer Probst
    • Narrated By Coleen Marlo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1428)
    Performance
    (1272)
    Story
    (1278)

    To save her family home, impulsive bookstore owner Alexa Maria McKenzie casts a love spell. But she never planned on conjuring up her best friend's older brother - the powerful man who once shattered her heart.

    Billionaire Nicholas Ryan doesn't believe in marriage, but in order to inherit his father's corporation, he needs a wife and needs one fast. When he discovers his sister's childhood friend is in dire financial straits, he offers Alexa a bold proposition....

    SandyH says: "Funny, heartbreaking"
    "Bargaining with Emotion"
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    Would you listen to The Marriage Bargain again? Why?

    Marriage Bargain was one of those books that I will look back on fondly, but I'm not sure it's one I will pick up again and again just because. It was a nice, intriguing romance but lacked the all-consuming plot and theme that would make me re-read/listen to it again for elements I would have missed upon first read. Don't get me wrong, I've already purchased the second book and Probst is a wonderful writer, but I just don't think it has the action that would call me back again and again.


    What three words best describe Coleen Marlo’s performance?

    Sigh. She was okay. I've definitely heard way worse narrations, but she made Alexa sound like she had an ever-present cold and Nicholas sound like....well I'm not quite sure, but it wasn't hot. She did great with the Italian accent, though.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Rush: The Breathless Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Maya Banks
    • Narrated By Adam Paul
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1009)
    Performance
    (932)
    Story
    (935)

    When Gabe Hamilton saw Mia Crestwell walk into the ballroom for his hotel’s grand opening, he knew he was going to hell for what he had planned. After all, Mia is his best friend’s little sister. Except she’s not so little anymore. And Gabe has waited a long time to act on his desires. Gabe has starred in Mia’s fantasies more than once, ever since she was a teenager with a huge crush on her brother’s best friend. So what if Gabe’s 14 years older? Mia knows he’s way out of her league, but her attraction has only grown stronger with time. She’s an adult now, and there’s no reason not to act on her most secret desires.

    Karen says: "Not Maya Banks at her best"
    "IF YOU'RE OPEN MINDED....."
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    If you're an open minded reader and modern, slightly erotic romance is your genre, then I'd suggest ignoring the negative reviews of the book and trying it. I went in a bit suspicious due to the reviews, but found I liked the plot and characters. My ability to connect with a character's humanity is important to me and and I felt Banks included enough humanity in her characters to make them real and relate-able. This series reads a bit like the 50 Shades Trilogy in regards to the kink so if you didn't like or were appalled by those books then don't give Banks' Rush Series a try -- you probably won't like it either.

    I would describe the audio performance of this series as good, not excellent, but that's probably because I felt like Paul's voice made the men sound older than intended. This is a personal opinion, though, and I didn't take marks off for his performance because he did well in all other ways.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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