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HATE spoilers! Enjoy HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. Books outside HOT genre = books given to me to review

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  • Obsession

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Kayla Perrin
    • Narrated By Drosty Kane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (28)

    After her husband confesses to a racy but ultimately unfulfilling affair, Sophie Gibson's rage leaves her raw, unable to process his attempt to repair the damage by suggesting she have her own tryst.

    Evangeline says: "Very Steamy!"
    "Good story with a mystery twist"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    This is not for the faint of heart. It is quite graphic both in action/violence as well as sexual situations.


    If you’ve listened to books by Kayla Perrin before, how does this one compare?

    This is my first-I may try another.


    Have you listened to any of Drosty Kane’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is my first too.


    Do you think Obsession needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No, the ends are all tied up.


    Any additional comments?

    Descriptive & graphic....not a 'feel good' romance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Norah: The McKades of Texas, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Kimberly Lewis
    • Narrated By Tiffany Williams
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Chase O'Donnell is the proud new owner of the Caldwell Ranch - or maybe he's not so proud. Annoyed would be more like it. After receiving the news of his inheritance, Chase's first thought is to sell the ranch and be done with it - until one night with a beautiful blonde at a local honky-tonk has him changing his tune....

    DK says: "Hot and Sexy WITH A PLOT! Rare Find Indeed 5*"
    "Hot and Sexy WITH A PLOT! Rare Find Indeed 5*"
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    What was one of the most memorable moments of Norah?



    Norah has made arrangements with her family to help out the bordering rancher. The neighbor is an elderly man and her family pitches in to help care for him, it seems he has no family or anyone to care. Shortly after the book starts we find that the elderly man has passed away. He has left the ranch to his grand nephew, an architect in Texas.

    The grand nephew goes out to see exactly what is going on. He has no inkling why his grand uncle would have left him anything of substance, as the family had grown their separate ways. He heads out to find what exactly the ranch looks like and sets up an appointment to meet with the realtor as he intends to flip the ranch as quickly as possible to get back to his real life. When he arrives he is overrun with childhood memories of riding horses, drinking tea and his love for the outdoors.

    However upon seeing the barn fields and house he realizes that there has to be a lot of work done before anyone would be interested in purchasing it.

    The first night he is there he decides to sleepover in the house because the tiny town next-door hasn't a hotel or motel. Nora, a family member from the adjacent ranch drives by and notices lights on at the home and ranch that her family has been care taking. She calls the police the great misunderstanding is cleared up.

    There is everything to love about this novel cowboys, ranches, drama, bars, passion and every other category that I really appreciate in a western contemporary romance.

    Narrator: the narrator was fantastic. I am always impressed by narrators that can perform the part of the opposite sex without being distracting. Tiffany Williams is one of those rare performers. I will keep her in mind and she will tip the scales on any book I may question whether or not to read listen to in favor.

    Notes: mature themes

    Credit worthy/$: Yes, I would use one of the precious credits on this book and will probably use one to read the first in the series. *I was happy to have been asked to listen to this book in exchange for a review. It was not a chore and as I said I am going back to buy the first book in the series

    Thank you for reading my review. If you have found it helpful please let me know by leaving selecting yes below this text. .


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Seven Year Rule: The Rule, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Alaina Stanford
    • Narrated By Paul Woodson
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Whitney and Mason's life was perfect. When Beth explained her Seven Year Theory. They scoffed at the idea of the seventh year of marriage being the make it or break it year for most couples. That theory didn't apply to them. They were the perfect couple. Their brand new house overlooked a spacious lake. Their brand new cars were state of the art. Their careers were taking off at an accelerated rate. Their sex life was incredible. Their lives were perfect.

    Valerie says: "Enjoyable Read"
    "First Rule In Reviewing-Start Series with Book 1!!"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?



    Seven Year Rule: The Rule Book is the second in a series. I did not realize that when I first started to listen to it so I was confused. Usually an author will write the series and one couple will be prominent while the others will be floating around the outskirts – this was not the case for this book.

    There were three couples, I think that's it. The main couple and plot of this story revolves around Whitney & Mason. The fun loving couple find they must adopt Whitney's sister & brother-in-law die (in separate incidents) children and they do.

    There were two other helpful couples constantly in and out of the plot. If they had been relegated to the secondary roles they should have been, I would have been able to focus and the book a more enjoyable listen. Had I been more familiar with the series (by listening to book 1, which is not available on Audible yet) I may have enjoyed this book a lot more.

    However, it kept me interested, the plot was a good. The helpfulness of the friends was sweet as well – they just didn't need to appear in each of the Mason and Whitney and three kids scenes in the book

    It was a pleasant read and probably would've been more enjoyable had I read the first. *I was given this copy in exchange for my view review, thoughts & opinions.

    The narrator was fantastic, it seems like an odd choice at the beginning that there were equal parts male and female characters, so I thought that dual narration might have been better. However, I would've been completely lost their works tool narration. The performance was great and Paul Woodson was able to nail each group of characters from young children all the way up to grown men.

    Note: no warnings on this one – though there may have been a cuss that I missed.

    Credit worthy/$: PERHAPS, I will say yes with reservation because of what I mentioned above.

    I appreciate the time you took to read my review. If you found it helpful please select yes directly below this sentence. Thank you.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Idiot Government Reviews: A Laugh-Out-Loud Comedy Book

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 45 mins)
    • By Pete Sortwell
    • Narrated By Tony Scheinman
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (36)

    We've all seen the news over the last few years, watching in wonder and disbelief at the situations the people entrusted to run the country get themselves into and then proceed to lie their way out of. Just imagine--and this won't be hard--that they were so stupid they wrote reviews of the items that got them into or out of their latest bits of trouble and posted them online.

    erobbins33 says: "Hilarious satire"
    "If About US Politicians 5* - I Didn't Know Players"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?




    This is based in the UK so much of the humor was lost on me. If it has been about the idiot American government I probably would've been in stitches the whole time.

    Peter is a an extraordinarily funny writer. He is also very generous, giving me NINE books to listen to in exchange for my opinions, including this review.

    I really enjoyed Dating in the Dark and Bride and Gloom- in that order.

    It is Bridget Jones' style but from the man's perspective. That is a compliment.

    Note: A Few racy parts & swearing (tisk, tisk)

    Credit worthy/$: Not for me, BUT I am sure that those in the UK can appreciate it more.

    Thank you for reading my review. If you found it to be helpful please select yes right below this text.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Playing for Keeps: 'Fantasy' Football - Season 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Liz Matis
    • Narrated By Christine Padovan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (42)

    Journalist Samantha Jameson always wanted to be one of the boys, but Ryan Terell won't let her join the club. Fresh from the battlegrounds of Iraq, reporting on a bunch of overgrown boys playing pro football is just the change of scenery she needs. If trying to be taken seriously in the world of sports writing wasn't hard enough, Ryan, her college crush, is only making it harder. As a tight-end for the team she's covering, he is strictly off limits.

    Joanne B. says: "A winner of a story!"
    "Light, Fun, Naughty Romance-Not a Difficult Listen"
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    Would you listen to Playing for Keeps again? Why?


    -

    This story revolves around a sports reporter and a football player. Prior to becoming a sports reporter the heroine was embedded in our unit in the Middle East reporting on the war there. She's not a shrinking violet and can handle anyone or anything, but...

    Ryan Terell is Samantha Jameson's childhood friend & neighbor. Ryan had a rough childhood.

    Sam is supposed to cover Ryan Terell's team for her local paper. They are attracted to one another. She resists because of her career, she can't be seen as dating one of the players. However that does not stop them from hooking up at every chance.

    Except for the very beginning this is pretty much par for the course in adult romance.

    The narration was great and only a few times was I confused as to which was Samantha and which was Hannah. That was probably my fault for not paying attention.

    It is set up to have another a continuation of the series. I will not continue* as the books are three hours or less each, it is too expensive to use my credit and/or money. *HOWEVER, IF the author put the short stories on one download, I'd use a credit without hesitation. For now, they will going to my wish list in case of a sale.

    Note: a few mature scenes, a bit of strong language

    If you thought my review helpful, please select yes at the bottom of page. Thank you!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Seriously?: 102 Poems from an Agitated State

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 12 mins)
    • By Remy Rise
    • Narrated By Barbara Colvin
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    All of the poems in this book are great examples of what not to say. This collection of poetry is a reflection of unfiltered thoughts about people, life's circumstances, and relationships. This audiobook is refreshingly, boldly honest, hilarious, and a bit troubling.

    DK says: "Extra Star Bercause I Feel Badly For The Author"
    "Extra Star Bercause I Feel Badly For The Author"
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    Any additional comments?

    Seriously?: 102 poems from an agitated state

    The opening to this 50 minutes collection of poems is quite apparent in what she is about to do. She has written a poem about everyone who has ever "done wrong" to her [perceived or real.]

    The summary claims this is a collection of things not to say. Unless it is tongue-in-cheek I feel very badly that the author has had these experiences. It seems she cannot get along with anyone.

    I didn't find any humor in it and I'm pretty easily amused. It was just over an hour of - whining isn't the right word – grumbling about people from her past.

    If this is her existence or even if she has risen above what these poems portray, I would say she is seriously unfortunate and perhaps should look within.

    Each poem was melodious and easily this is not the art of a great genius… I am not a poetry's a snob, however I am certain that I could come up with 102 poems about people I know that would sound very much like these but with some agitation and some happiness.

    The narrator, Barbara Colton did a good job, though the material didn't seem to be especially challenging. I will look for other work by her but not the author.

    *I was given a copy of this book to listen to in exchange for my opinion, thoughts and this review.*

    Notes: There may have been at cuss word or two, nothing to speak of

    Credit worthy/$: Not for me not anytime not anyway. It is just over an hour long and at this writing $6.95

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    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bride and Gloom: Sometimes Love Is Better Off Blind (A Laugh Out Loud Comedy Sequel)

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Pete Sortwell
    • Narrated By Chris Dabbs
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (38)

    Just how Jason manages to deal with the huge life change that is marriage is what this book is about. From getting his specially made suit tailored to his short height, to trying to keep a lid on his best man's plans for a wild weekend in Liverpool, he is going to struggle to make to through to the wedding without having a full nervous breakdown. His second best friend, Boris, also returns in this book, although he has lost his taxi, his wife and his ability to seem sober even when he's drunk six litres of vodka.

    Renee says: "Bucks party weekend"
    "The "Blind" Date Takes the Next Step or Tries To.."
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    What did you love best about Bride and Gloom?

    -

    In the hilarious sequel to 'Dating in the Dark' the story continues of Jason and his friends (with friends like these who needs enemies? LOL) as they prepare for Jason's wedding.

    Things should be simple, but of course they are not, for Jason and his not really helpful pals. Will he make it down the aisle in spite of the hilarious antics of his friends? Read this book and learn! You won't regret it. However 'Dating in the Dark' MUST be listened to first, to get the full experience of what men go through while the ladies have all the fun!


    Note: strong language

    Narration was outstanding! The poor bloke (Jason) and his pals are each given individual, authentic voices. Well done Chris Dabbs, well done!

    Credit worthy/$: It depends. If the Pete Sortwell would put Dating in the Dark & Bride and Gloom on one audiobook it would be well worth it, money well spent and creditworthy without a doubt. *Fortunately I don't have to make that decision as I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my review, thoughts and opinions – which you have read above.

    It's a bit pricey for four hour long book - in my opinion - but it is hilarious. Oh, one more thing did I mention that these books are hilarious!

    If you found my review helpful please select yes directly under this paragraph. Thank you!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Letting Go: The Surrender Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Maya Banks
    • Narrated By Alix Dale
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (255)
    Performance
    (238)
    Story
    (240)

    Josslyn found perfection once, and she knows she’ll never find it again. Now widowed, she seeks the one thing her beloved husband couldn’t give her: dominance. Lonely, searching for an outlet for her grief and wanting only a brief taste of the perfection she once enjoyed, she seeks what she’s looking for at an exclusive club that caters to people indulging in their most hedonistic fantasies. She never imagined that what she’d find would be the one man who’s long been a source of comfort - and secret longing. Her husband’s best friend....

    Candateshia Pafford says: "Well... ..."
    "Wished For a Deeper Plot But, oh the Book is Hot!"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?



    The Breathless trilogy (Rush, Fever, Burn) is my go to listen- especially Fever.

    I was expecting something similar in this, Surrender Series. This was the first in the trilogy and I was a bit disappointed, only a little bit. One bonus that IS intriguing-we hear about The House and a few of the main characters from Maya Banks' Sweet Collection.

    My main grievance is that it is lacking a deeper plot. This one was good but not great.

    The grieving widow decides after three years that it is time to let go and start the life that she wants. Her husband's best friend happens to be exactly what she wants or needs. It is predictable from there.

    The narration was good and smooth.

    Notes: mature themes, strong language

    Credit worthy/$: I usually buy Maya Banks books outright because they cost less then a credit. I am not one for cliffhangers so I promised myself not to purchase this book until the entire trilogy was available. Fortunately, all three were available and Audible had a 50% off sale, so I got a steal! Thanks for the sound advice DMT, sometimes patience DOES pays off.

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  • Chasing Hope: A Mother's Story of Loss, Heartbreak and the Miracle of Hope

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Amy Daws
    • Narrated By Emily Beresford
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    At 33 weeks pregnant, Amy is certain something bad will soon happen; it had happened too many times before. Deep down she fears it's only a matter of time before the baby she's carrying will die. Despite the fact that Amy had been repeatedly slapped in the face with multiple miscarriages, she still can't seem to quiet that tiny voice in the back of her head that's screaming at her to not give up hope.

    DK says: "Heartwrenching NOT Chic Lit"
    "Heartwrenching NOT Chic Lit"
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    What did you like best about Chasing Hope? What did you like least?


    This is one woman's husband and extended family and friends pursuit to become pregnant and delivering a healthy baby. After having 3 or 4 miscarriages and being pregnant a total of 38 weeks - if you added up the time she was pregnant but unable to deliver – it pulls at heartstrings and makes one wonder why.

    There's some pretty graphic descriptions, none for dramatic effect. They just describe some of the medical things required when one miscarries or has the stillborn child.

    I'm not sure I would recommend this to anyone who has experience nonviable pregnancies. I think it would be rather depressing for anyone trying to become pregnant or has lost a child.

    Although this was written from the heroines/mother's point of view, it was disappointing to hear how she didn't understand that this hurt her husband, as well. She didn't really observe her husband, any would be grandparents and those around her – but the way the author describes the treatment of her husband did bother me.

    An interesting account. I'll say no more as it would possibly become spoilers.

    The narrator was really good. Although this probably wasn't a very challenging book to read (as far as different voices) it was a solid performance. However at the beginning of each chapter the author gave a few lines to thoughts of others and shared from their point of view. The narrator did a good job giving them their voice.

    Note: Descriptions of how babies are made, graphic medical detail and strong language.

    Credit worthy/$: I was given the opportunity to listen to this book in exchange for the review you are reading right now. This is hard because my recommendation is weighed heavily because I don't know what audience this would be appropriate for.

    If you found this review helpful please take a moment and select yes below this paragraph. Thank you!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Latecomers Fan Club

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Diane V. Mulligan
    • Narrated By Becket Royce
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    What is it about guys with guitars in their hands that makes them so irresistible, even when they are obviously self-centered jerks? If Abby and Maggie could answer that question, maybe they could finally get over Nathaniel. There's just something about him when he picks up his guitar and gets behind the microphone, something that makes sensible women act like teenyboppers instead of rational, self-respecting adults.

    med c says: "The late comers"
    "Fun But Confusing To Me - Found Myself Drifting"
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    What did you love best about The Latecomers Fan Club?


    My Summary below

    Publisher's Summary

    What is it about guys with guitars in their hands that makes them so irresistible, even when they are obviously self-centered jerks? If Abby and Maggie could answer that question, maybe they could finally get over Nathaniel. There's just something about him when he picks up his guitar and gets behind the microphone, something that makes sensible women act like teenyboppers instead of rational, self-respecting adults.

    Abby was first sucked in by Nathaniel's rock 'n' roll swagger four years ago when a drunken fling turned into a series of drunken hook-ups that became something like a relationship. Now, as New Year's Eve promises a fresh start, she wants to believe he's finally going to grow up and take their relationship seriously.

    What does Nathaniel hope the New Year will bring? An escape from the disappointing realities of his life. He's 34 years old and he's barely making ends meet as an adjunct philosophy professor, which was always only a backup plan anyway. Nathaniel's real goal was always to make his living as a musician, but his band, The Latecomers, broke up a couple of years ago, and he hasn't picked up his guitar in months.

    When he decides to spend the holiday with some high school friends instead of hanging out at the bar where Abby works, he gets the happy surprise of reuniting with his long-lost friend Maggie. Newly divorced, Maggie has just moved back to her mother's house to regroup. Nathaniel and Maggie were supposed to be the ones who left Worcester forever to conquer the world. He was going to be a rock star. She was going to take the world of art by storm. He's never gotten farther than Boston, and her best efforts only left her broke and heartbroken. As they ring in the New Year together, Nathaniel decides it's time to take control of his life and to start making his dreams come true. He thinks the first step will be easy. All he needs to do is break up with Abby and finally admit his feelings for Maggie.

    ©2013 Diane V. Mulligan (P)2014 Diane V. Mulligan

    This was a fun but confusing, to me, book. Abby and Maggie are the main characters and they both have some sort of relationship with Nathaniel. Perhaps it is because I did not pay attention as much as I should have but I kind of got lost in the plot.

    Every other chapter belong to that character's point of view and I was able to follow each person's journey.

    The narrator was great and talented, as she had two female leads to perform but she was able to give them each their own voice.

    Notes: A teeny, tiny bit of making a baby

    Credit worthy/$: I would advise against using a credit for it as purchasing it out right is less expensive.

    I had the fortunate experience of receiving this book in exchange for my thoughts, opinions and review Thank you for reading this review. If you have a moment and found it helpful please select yes directly under this sentence.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rescue Me

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Jaci Burton
    • Narrated By Mackenzie Cartwright
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (20)

    It's a fresh start for Sabrina, and she's always wanted to own a ranch. Kyle's ranch is in trouble, but Sabrina is even more trouble, and he wants nothing to do with a woman who knows nothing about ranching. But Sabrina has the money, and she's a reluctant solution to his financial problems. Working side by side, Kyle and Sabrina find surprising common ground, and a sizzling chemistry neither can deny.

    DK says: "Jaci Burton Stand Alone or New Series? Good Book"
    "Jaci Burton Stand Alone or New Series? Good Book"
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    What did you like best about Rescue Me? What did you like least?

    As a huge fan of Jaci Burton and her Play by Play series, I was very excited to see her offer a book about cowboys.

    While this didn't knock my socks off, it was well-written, performed (please get another performer to do your athletic series – THIS NARRATOR WAS GREAT and not the least bit nasally).

    It was rather predictable as are most books in this genre but was believable and I enjoyed it.

    If this is the beginning of a new series – then I am all in. But Jaci Burton seemed to tie up all the ends, so this is probably a standalone.

    Notes: Some descriptions of sex

    Credit worthy/$: I would use a credit (and did) on everything that Jaci Burton writes. So yes on the credit but I probably would not pay full for member price for this audiobook

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    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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