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  • Never Seduce a Scot: Montgomerys and Armstrongs, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Maya Banks
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1732)
    Performance
    (1580)
    Story
    (1581)

    Eveline Armstrong is fiercely loved and protected by her powerful clan, but outsiders consider her "touched." Beautiful, fey, with a level, intent gaze, she doesn't speak. No one, not even her family, knows that she cannot hear. Content with her life of seclusion, Eveline has taught herself to read lips and allows the outside world to view her as daft. But when an arranged marriage into a rival clan makes Graeme Montgomery her husband, Eveline accepts her duty -unprepared for the delights to come.

    CAROLYN says: "OMG - NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL A GREAT LISTEN"
    "Sweet love story"
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    I've enjoyed several Maya Banks books, and this one is no different. I love Kirsten Potter, and totally adore "highlander love and war", so I knew I was in for a treat!

    I liked the overall storyline, and the challenges that Eveline (sp?) faced because of her situation made me love her all the more.There were a few moments where I thought the story was a little slow, but overall it was a sweet love story. It's comparable to her other highlander series, but it doesn't seem like you're listening to the same story again. I'm interested to see what happens next in book 2!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Skye: Immortals After Dark, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Kresley Cole
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (259)
    Performance
    (246)
    Story
    (245)

    As a boy, Thronos, prince of Skye Hall, loved Lanthe, a mischievous Sorceri girl who made him question everything about his Vrekener clan. But when the two got caught in the middle of their families’ war, tragedy struck, leaving Thronos and Lanthe bitter enemies. Though centuries have passed, nothing can cool his seething need for the beautiful enchantress who scarred his body - and left an even deeper impression on his soul.

    tina says: "No one does it like Kresley Cole"
    "Timeless Love Lasts Forever...."
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    This much anticipated book in the IAD series was nothing less than perfect! This isn't a spoiler, but there's a line in the book referencing an "EPIC STORY" and I agree 100%. I thoroughly enjoy how characters from previous stories have little cameos, and you get a sneak peak into how their lives have evolved. I LOVED Thronos and Lanthe, they had the kind of love that was truly everlasting, with all the ups and downs that come with it. Dark Skye gives you action, romance, humor and more, and left me with a huge grin from ear to ear; I'm eagerly awaiting what happens next! This was an amazing read/listen that I highly recommend. It's best to start with the first one in the series...they're all phenomenal so it's well worth the time and credit to listen to each one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mating Brand

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Laurann Dohner
    • Narrated By G. C. VanCoudts
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (74)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (69)

    Brand meets his dream girl in college - a half-human, half-leopard shapeshifter who cannot shift. Werewolves and cats are natural enemies, but the power of their sexual chemistry overwhelms them. She steals his heart and makes him whole. When she abandons him it fractures his world and he knows no woman can ever take her place. Though many seek his attention, he is cold and unattainable.

    karen says: "“Mine” she whispered against his skin “Fuck Yes""
    "Sexy-licious Brand!"
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    L Dohner is the queen of shifter sexiness! Mating Brand is the 3rd in the wolf shifter series, and like it's companion books it was hot, super romantic and pretty funny, which was an added bonus. I'm also a major fan of the narrator, her voice fits the characters really well; I almost forget she's a woman when she does the male voices, and that's saying something! If you're looking for a lot of depth and realistic situations, this isn't the book for you, but it's great for strictly sexy entertainment purposes. I highly recommend this book (series), and happily spend a credit for it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rogue

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Katy Evans
    • Narrated By Jason Carpenter, Shayna Thibodeaux
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (104)
    Performance
    (100)
    Story
    (100)

    Greyson King. My boyfriend. My friend. My protector. He's the reason I wake up every morning with a smile on my face, and the reason I fall asleep limp, worn out, and aching for his warm arms around me. When we make love, he says my name like it means something. Like I mean something. He lied. His name is Greyson King, but his alias is Zero. There's zero trace of him, he has zero past, and now I know that with him, I will have zero future.

    Erin says: "Good story but .....Shayna Thibodeaux's narration?"
    "Dark, Hot & Deliciously Bad....Loved It!!"
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    Rogue was all kinds of yummy fantasticalness!! I've officially added Grayson King to my list of the "hottest and baddest of bad boy book boyfriends". If you've read Remy, Mine & Real, wait 'til you get a gander at Grayson! This story of his and Melanie's love affair was dramatic, intense and sexual, with a touch of suspense. The banter between these two was witty and sarcastic, but endearing as they both tried to keep from being to vulnerable. Unfortunately, I'm not a fan of Shayna Thibodeaux's narration, it's like listening to a poorly delivered spoken word/poetry session--not my cup of tea for 7-9 hours. The saving grace was the male narrator and the overall storyline. Grayson was definitely the gritty dark version of prince charming, and he will rock your world! I highly recommend this book, and would spend a credit on it in a heartbeat.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Covet: A Novel of the Fallen Angels, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By J.R. Ward
    • Narrated By Eric G. Dove
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1548)
    Performance
    (943)
    Story
    (950)

    Redemption isn't a word Jim Heron knows much about - his specialty is revenge, and to him, sin is all relative. But everything changes when he becomes a fallen angel and is charged with saving the souls of seven people from the seven deadly sins. Vin diPietro long ago sold his soul to his business, and he's good with that - until fate intervenes in the form of a tough-talking Harley-riding, self-professed savior.

    AMC says: "Promising New Series"
    "LOVED IT!"
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    JR Ward is easily in my list of top favorites! I was smitten with my first introduction to her writing with the Black Dagger Brotherhood and I'm so glad I've got yet another addicting series in Fallen Angels.

    Covet, the first story in the battle between good and evil was awesome! There was a bit of suspense and mystery, coupled with other worldly fantasy & romance that I really enjoyed. The characters are intriguing and left me excited about what's to come. Ward blends the human/paranormal thing like a pro. The narration was good, although I compared it to the BDB the whole time expecting the voice characterization range that Jim Frangione had, nonetheless, Dove did a respectable job.

    I'm all in with this series, and highly recommend it as a total credit worthy purchase!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Accidental SEAL: SEAL Brotherhood, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Sharon Hamilton
    • Narrated By J. D. Hart
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (240)
    Performance
    (219)
    Story
    (219)

    Christy Nelson embarks on her new career in Real Estate by holding her first open house, at the wrong house, by accident, where she finds the nude sleeping body of a man. Navy SEAL Kyle Lansdowne, on a mission to find his missing Team buddy, is staying at his buddy's home while investigating the disappearance. When someone breaks in, he takes protective measures. He doesn't expect to find that a beautiful young woman is responsible for his teammate's abduction.

    karen says: "Mmmm Military Alpha Men ! Yes Please...."
    "Mixed Feelings"
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    Wow, the reviews on this are at both ends of the spectrum and I suppose I'm right in the middle on Accidental Seal. It was like the author only had cheesy B-movies as a frame of reference and stereotypical locker room banter as a sample dialogue. There were moments of potential because the story itself was good but before a chapter was concluded, it would hover dangerously close to "oh c'mon!!! seriously?!?!" It took me forever to finish it, and that's completely atypical for me. The hot sex was probably the best part of the book, but then here comes the narrator with a voice the equivalent of a robot with really bad accents. I briefly considered getting the next book in the series, but, I can't take the narrator and the amateur hour writing.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Tamed By You: Laurel Heights, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Kate Perry
    • Narrated By Xe Sands
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Valentine Jones has never been good at following rules, especially the one that matters most: following the family tradition of being a matchmaker. She's tried, but she happens to suck at it. So when her mother swoops in to help, Valentine is determined to prove she doesn't need a babysitter. Enter Ethan "The Predator" Hunter, ex-fighter and all-around hunk. Career on hold because of injury, his sole focus is to get back in the ring. He has no interest in the people - until Valentine sets her matchmaking sights on him.

    BluBumbleB says: "Loved Ethan & Valentine!"
    "Loved Ethan & Valentine!"
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    First of all, anyone named Valentine totally belongs in a story like these Kate Perry books. Tamed By You is a story of the matchmaker meeting her match. Ethan and Valentine on the surface are total opposites but are drawn together through a series of random moments that began back in book 6. I liked everything about Ethan--strong, brooding and sexy--Yum!
    The only negative was Valentine's mom; such a buzzkill. Also, I wouldn't have minded if the story was a little longer. Things felt rushed for the first time in the series. Despite this, I will certainly buy the next one, and the next one after that. Fingers crossed book 8 comes to Audible soon!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sweet On You: Laurel Heights, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Kate Perry
    • Narrated By Xe Sands
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
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    (6)

    Pastry-chef-to-the-stars Daniela Rossi wants one thing: the abandoned building South of Market. Turning it into a soup kitchen for the homeless is the only thing that's excited her in months. And Daniela needs to feel again. Until she finds herself feeling too much - for the man who's competition for the property. Ruthless entrepreneur Nico Cruz wants one thing: the abandoned SOMA building he grew up in, where his brother was killed. Destroying it is the only thing that will set his brother's soul at peace.

    BluBumbleB says: "Oh how sweet it is!"
    "Oh how sweet it is!"
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    I love the world that Kate Perry has created in Laurel Heights, with great characters that are funny and intriguing. Sweet on You had a lot of sass--the main characters are 'tough cookies' - pun intended (Daniela's a BAKER!) Get it? :-) And of course the secondary story within the primary storyline was equally as good! That's what's so great about this series, you're kind of getting a two for one almost and neither leaves you lacking. I highly recommend this book to anyone that is in love with love...the path to these characters' HEA is a great journey.

    My one criticism is not so much about the story content but about the fact that after books 6 & 7, there's book 10! If it's even remotely possible to get books 8 & 9 on Audible it would be awesome!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dream of You: A Laurel Heights Novel, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Kate Perry
    • Narrated By Xe Sands
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (11)
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    (11)

    Lola Carmichael's known it since her boyfriend broke up with her the night she expected him to propose. Only with a deadline looming for her next romance novel, she better find inspiration fast. Enter arrogant sports radio DJ Sam Touchdown Taylor. Who'd have thought a playboy ex-jock would be just what she needs to get her creative juices flowing - and her heart beating again. When Lola discovers Sam is using her to win back his dream job, she knows she should give up on Happily Ever After...

    BluBumbleB says: "Favorite of the series so far!"
    "Favorite of the series so far!"
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    This series continues to pleasantly surprise me. Dream of You was hot, romantic and really funny. Lola and Sam are my favorite characters so far, their love story was made even better with the addition of Sam's daughter Madison. The stories in this series are short and sweet, so things move along pretty quickly, plus the price is right--definitely a bargain! It's the perfect mini-escape where an HEA is pretty much guaranteed. I love it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Haunting Blackie

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Laurann Dohner
    • Narrated By Mindy Kennedy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (138)
    Performance
    (128)
    Story
    (128)

    Eve’s mission is to rescue cyborgs from termination centers on Earth. In exchange, she and her sisters will go with them when they flee the planet. She is blindsided by the overwhelming attraction that draws her to one of them. He’s handsome, sexy, and she wants him, craves his touch as she has no other. She must send him to freedom but she makes him promise to wait for her. Blackie cannot forget the courageous woman who saved him. He never learned whether she died during the rebellion or just changed her mind about leaving with him but he holds her within his lonely heart.

    karen says: "Cyborg Yummyness that I have Missed !!"
    "Once I got beyond the title---YOWZA!!!"
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    Even one of the worst characters of the Cyborg series so far...Blackie...deserves love. I cringed at his name back in some of the first books of the series where he's introduced, and cringed even more at how he was with women and his overall mean attitude. I couldn't believe he would have a story of his own! I certainly wasn't interested, but, I knew that Laurann Dohner would have to come up with someone really special with the capacity to love even the coldest and cruelest of Cyborgs, and that could only be the love that man's best friend can give you! Eve, a canine/human, meets Blackie as a prisoner before the Cyborgs free themselves, and totally bonds with him. Fast-forward to present day, and the two reconnect, opening a whole new world for Blackie--one that includes humility, decency, emotion, and understanding. It's awesome that even in an erotic romance novel there's a moral to the story!

    These Cyborg stories are very much 'on the nose', and that's one of the things I love about the series. The misunderstandings between the characters have me in stitches, and the love scenes have me panting! Blackie and Eve fall head over heels HARD for each other, and although I kind of hated him in some of the previous stories he's appeared in, this book redeems him completely. If you're a fan of fantasy and paranormal erotic romance, the Cyborg series should be in your library for sure. Keep 'em coming Laurann!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fall from India Place: On Dublin Street, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Samantha Young
    • Narrated By Chloe Lynn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (212)
    Performance
    (201)
    Story
    (200)

    Leaving Hannah was the biggest mistake of Marco's life - something he has deeply regretted for years. So when fate reunites them, he refuses to let her go without a fight. Determined to make her his, Marco pursues Hannah, reminding her of all the reasons they're meant to be together. But just when Marco thinks they're committed to a future together, Hannah makes a discovery that unearths the secret pain she's been hiding from him - a secret that could tear them apart before they have a real chance to start over again.

    Amazon Customer says: "Mixed Feelings"
    "Coming of Age Romance"
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    On Dublin Street is one of my favorite favorite series, and it pains me when I'm not 'over the moon' about one of the books, but, sadly this is one of those times. To be fair, India Place WAS good, it really was, however, I think the narration left a little to be desired--specifically, with Marco's character. Also, some aspects of the story, or maybe it was solely the narration, were overdramatized for my tastes, which is atypical for this series. Every book prior to this one has been pretty spot on.

    This was a sweet coming of age romance, that, as per usual, had some very intense situations interspersed throughout the story. Hannah finally gets her Marco, and boy do they have a landfill of emotions and baggage to sift through before they find their HEA. It was nice that the entire Dublin St. gang has a cameo and it was nice to 'catch up' with the happy couples. I hope that there will be a 6th book, and even more from this series. Despite feeling rather neutral about this story in particular, I highly recommend the series---it's a credit well spent, and overall, the stories are great and will be repeat listens for sure!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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