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There are men - and then there are MEN. Ones who protect and pursue, who demand and desire, who know what they want and unapologetically take it - in life and in love. Now, New York Times best-selling author Shayla Black and Rhyannon Byrd team up to deliver sizzling stories of suspense and seduction, as two women let their longings loose - and go head-to-head and body-to-body with the men who ignite their passion.
Wicked All Night by Shayla Black: A sweet school teacher who changed towns, jobs, and lives after she divorces and decides to take a lover. She hooks up with a bodyguard whose talents under the sheets make her melt. Until she learns that his motives are just as dangerous as they are wicked…
'Make Me Yours by Rhyannon Byrd:After her father is murdered, a woman finds herself next on the kill list-and forced to reconnect with the one man who can keep her alive. And as danger stalks her, she'll surrender herself to the lawman whose every touch leaves her breathless and exposed….
Wicked All Night by Shayla Black: Good installment for the Wicked Lovers Series-not great, but enjoyable. The plot of 'who wants to kill Rachel' was kind of thin-perhaps if it were a novel and more room to explore/expand the plot it would have been great. Since it was a 'novella' it felt a bit weak. KUDOS to SHAYLA BLACK for not REMINDING the reader of the plot every 20 minutes or so as in past books. 4 Stars for Overall and Story - 1 Star for performance
'Make Me Yours by Rhyannon Byrd: I could not 'get into' this book at all. We are dropped into the middle of the story...the hero & heroine knew each other years ago-they get together again and each have inner dialog whining about their sexual fantasies/frustrations. The 'mystery' did not lure me in and the book did not hold my interest. Never heard of this author and will not seek out any of her other work. 1 or 2 Stars for Overall & Story - 2 Stars for Performance.
What happened to Lexi Maynard, narrator of the Wicked Lovers Series? Althea George sounds very mature (o.k. OLD) for Wicked All Night characters...Xander and Javier sounded like they had laryngitis and Rachel sounded like she was old enough to have a walker! Not sexy!!
She was a wee bit better for Make Me Yours, perhaps because I had no expectations for these characters from past books.
I MAY give her another shot-but only in a continuation of a series I'm already invested in.
Wicked All Night-Absolutely
Make Me Yours-Not at all
Both novellas are incredibly graphic for mature audiences. Strong language
It was just an average listen-rather predictable...ordinary the end will challenge you.
Average, the male voices were good. The female and children performances were not strong-which is problematic as 2 main characters were an 8 year old and her mother.
I read this only a month ago and I can't remember much about it. That's not good.
This is the first in a series perhaps it gets better. I got it on sale, NOT credit worthy in my opinion.
It seemed like I was listening to a bunch of scenes [perhaps cut from previous work] thrown together. It was confusing. There was no coherent plot - and I don't require much when listening in this genre.
Audible just had a romance sale and there are a few new to me authors/titles I purchased. I also have 'Takedown' by Brad Thor ready, for something more serious and complex.
It was average.
Nope, not one. Books in this category are like candy to me-empty calories that make me feel good-this was like the dentist visit afterwards.
Lora Leigh was the first author I listened to in this genre-Maverick is fantastic, Wildcard was a great followup. After those two I quickly downloaded a few more of Lora Leigh's titles - nothing else has come close - not even in the same zip code, city, state, country, etc.
I want to love more of her books (I have listened to almost all of the books available by LL on Audible*) I think I'm a fair reviewer, maybe I'm bit more critical than when I began, but I don't think that is the case. I think the first two I read are as good as she gets [they were good] and everything else is mediocre, lazy.
Goodbye Lora Leigh...
*I have not read any of her Breeds or Sci-Fi/Fantasy work - these subjects do not interest me.
This was on sale & I was on the fence but bought the book because of the narrator. (Tatiana Sokolov is excellent)
I listened and tried to like the book, but the characters were unlikeable-just awful. I can understand and sympathize with flawed, broken, damaged characters but the author really gave nothing about them for me to like.
Warning: This is not a typical, sappy love story. This is an all-consuming, soul-crushing, tear-your-heart-into-pieces story. It's intense, gritty and raw, dark and disturbing, and it doesn't happen overnight. This is an epic love story that knows no boundaries and has no time limits. It grows and develops - with hurt, sacrifice, and heartache - over the span of a lifetime.
Eva Fox is the princess of the Silver Demons Motorcycle Club. Growing up with the bikers in the club, this is the only lifestyle she knows. When she's a young girl, Eva meets the reason for her existence. Deuce West is the sexy biker bad-ass of the Hell's Horsemen Motorcycle Club. Like Eva, he was born and raised in the club - but that's where the similarities end. Their first meeting is innocent, but as Eva matures into a woman, their chance reunions evolve into a fit of lust and love. Fate continues to bring them together time and time again, but their twisted journey is filled with pain, betrayal, and bloodshed that could tear them apart. Eva sees in Deuce what he cannot see in himself - a man worthy of love - and Eva spends her lifetime proving to him that her undeniable love is the one thing he can't live without.
This is Eva and Deuce's story.
Yes, yes, yes. She is fantastic! A 5* performer. The subject matter of this book was the only thing lacking.
A redeeming quality in a character - they were as horrible to one another as they were to their enemies.
Strong language and intimate scenes.
Probably, but not right away. I'll read it again with the entire series later.
This is the fourth [full length] in the series On Dublin Street. I've only read the books in this series and find it an enjoyable, contemporary romance.
Most of Samantha Young's other work is listed as Young Adult - I felt this book had a few 'roll your eyes' moments but overall a solid work.
When Hannah Nichols last saw Marco D'Alessandro five long years ago, he broke her heart. The bad boy with a hidden sweet side was the only guy Hannah ever loved - and the only man she's ever been with. After one intense night of giving in to temptation, Marco took off, leaving Scotland and Hannah behind. Shattered by the consequences of their night together, Hannah has never truly moved on.
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.
I listened on 1.5 x speed and found it enjoyable. It may have dragged at regular speed.
A sweet romance-a few surprises and overall enjoyable. Note: Some descriptions of sex.
Yes, get rid of the whole 'reality' of the paranormal. It would have been a great book based on folklore & legend - the characters researching the history of the house would have been able to come to similar ending. All the weirdness of living characters bodies being taken over by people from the past - and the super creepy ending - made this a two star read.
I found them o.k.
Bought this at $5 less sale. I would not have bought it had I known about the paranormal element.
Declan Fitzgerald had always been the family maverick, but even he couldn't understand his impulse to buy a dilapidated mansion on the outskirts of New Orleans. All he knew was that ever since he saw Manet Hall, he'd been enchanted - and obsessed - with it. So when the opportunity to buy the house comes up Declan jumps at the chance to live out a dream.
Determined to restore Manet Hall to its former splendor, Declan begins the daunting renovation room by room, relying on his own labor and skills. But the days spent in total isolation in the empty house take a toll. He is seeing visions of days from a century past, and experiencing sensations of terror and nearly unbearable grief - sensations not his own, but those of a stranger. Local legend has it that the house is haunted, and with every passing day Declan's belief in the ghostly presence grows.
Only the companionship of the alluring Angelina Simone can distract him from the mysterious happenings in the house, but Angelina too has her own surprising connection to Manet Hall - a connection that will help Declan uncover a secret that's been buried for a hundred years.
Sure, it is a classic fairy tale. The performance was average. I appreciate the gift from Audible.
This is a solid book. I listen to a lot of books so it is hard to rank - I'll definitely listen to it again.
Dawson Scott is a well-respected journalist recently returned from Afghanistan. Haunted by everything he experienced, he's privately suffering from battle fatigue which is a threat to every aspect of his life. But then he gets a call from a source within the FBI. A new development has come to light in a story that began 40 years ago. It could be the BIG story of Dawson's career one in which he has a vested interest.
Soon, Dawson is covering the disappearance and presumed murder of former Marine Jeremy Wesson, the biological son of the pair of terrorists who remain on the FBI's Most Wanted list. As Dawson delves into the story, he finds himself developing feelings for Wesson's ex-wife, Amelia, and her two young sons. But when Amelia's nanny turns up dead, the case takes a stunning new turn, with Dawson himself becoming a suspect. Haunted by his own demons, Dawson takes up the chase for the notorious outlaws...and the secret, startling truth about himself
The end - she-bang! I'll say no more because I hate spoilers...and don't want to give anything away.
I liked the sound of Stephen Lang's voice... a bit faster pace would have made it perfect!
No one specific, there were several pivotal moments that turned the story on its head and took the story in an unexpected direction. There were moments of action, romance, suspense, mystery and every emotion.
This is a 'creditworthy' book...complex and page turning book. Enjoy!
Definitely Probably not, this was an average, predictable plot-a bit juvenile. The author's every (16 year old's) dreamy, romantic detail was here...weddings, a man taking woman on shopping trips, out to eat, flower deliveries, a Whitney Houston performance, etc.
The book was just o.k. it wasn't bad but not great - there are A LOT more books I'd recommend before this.
Attorney Syneda Walters and fellow attorney Clayton Madaris are just friends…the last two people likely to end up as lovers. Syneda holds all men at arm's length because of the father whose name she never knew. Clayton has always been a playboy, and no woman has ever come close to keeping his interest for very long.
Things suddenly heat up between them when Syneda impulsively accepts Clayton's invitation to join him for a Florida vacation, and is shocked by how much passion she feels. To Clayton, Syneda has become a temptation he cannot resist…and the woman he wants to share the rest of his life with. But getting her to trust again means finding a way to heal old wounds and convincing her, with all his heart, that she will always be eternally his.
I'm not sure. It was a nice, predictable story about friends who become attracted to one another. I got this on sale for less than $5 - however, after listening I'm not interested in purchasing the rest of the series.
He was SO SLOW. I was able to get through ONLY because I listened at double speed (2X).
Nice, innocent romance book. Nothing over the top or descriptive... NOTE: I do NOT recommend purchasing this book UNLESS your audio device has the ability to play at 1.5 or 2X speed. You will go mad listening at regular speed.
I like that this is set in post Civil War American. I've read a lot of historical romances but they are usually set in [today's] Europe.
A woman with a hidden past. To protect her, he must risk everything…his badge…his heart.
Desperate circumstances set Faith Wilkins on the run and straight into Sheriff Duke Grayson’s protective arms. Duke believes Faith is a struggling widow, intelligent healer, and loving mother. Their blooming friendship and explosive attraction reinforce Duke’s decision to marry Faith.
But when he discovers that his beautiful new bride lied about her identity and is hiding from a man with the power to destroy their family, her betrayal slices to his core. He built his life and career on a foundation of fierce integrity, and his marriage to Faith is based on trust and a love deeper than any he has ever known.
As Duke uncovers her secrets and former life, the truth about his wife rocks their new marriage. Can he forgive Faith and put everything on the line—his badge, his family, his heart—to save their marriage and protect the woman he loves?
There are none that I've come across yet. However, some other historical writers I like are Jennifer Ashley & Hannah Howell.
She was fine, not great, not bad.
I LOVE this series. It is a bit tamer than I usually choose but it is a nice change. I look forward to more work from this author.
Absolutely! The series got better & less creepy toward the end...it began with 3 brothers sharing a wife (eeeew) but got infinitely better. Other great books are the Breathless Series, Sweet Series - she also has a great historical series The Montgomerys and Armstrongs & action in KGI Series.
I'm not a fan of shifter/sci-fi so I haven't listened to any of those.
Lauren Wilder fell for the wrong man, trusted the wrong man, and she paid a very dear price for it. Now broken and wounded, she's retreated to the bosom of the Colter family and the unshakeable love and support they offer. But the man she once loved and trusted is not without his own power, and he'll use every bit of his money and resources to make sure he gets Lauren back, no matter whom he destroys doing it.
Liam and Noah were hired by Lauren's brother to watch over her. But with danger looming, they head to the Colorado mountains - where Lauren has found temporary sanctuary. In her wounded eyes, Liam and Noah see the woman she once was - and could be again. They’re determined to show her everything a man can be - someone who will love her, cherish her, satisfy her, and when the time comes, put their very lives on the line for her.
I've grown to really like Freddie Bates. He gives each man a separate 'voice' and his female characters are well done as well.
Sure...the plot was a bit weak, but I don't always listen for a complex story. *wink* This is like chocolate...no nutritional value but AWFULLY good.
For mature listeners as there is strong language and some descriptions of intimacy.
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