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Gloria

COLUMBUS, OH, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • Who He Is: FireNine #1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By S. Q. Williams
    • Narrated By Veronica Meunch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (313)
    Performance
    (288)
    Story
    (290)

    Eliza Smith has never been the one to seek a relationship. She's never dated a guy in her life, never even hugged a man (outside of her father/manager of the hot and popular rock band, FireNine) but when she decides to spend her summer on tour with FireNine, it all changes. Eliza really gets to meet Gage Grendel - her former crush from high school and the lead singer of FireNine - and witness sides to him to which she'll begin to truly despise. She'll ignore him, she'll dislike his ways, she'll do anything to try and stay away from him until Gage finally gets her to slip up and give in.

    1ObsessedReader says: "LOVED IT!! Now on to audio book #2"
    "Disappointed and sad love story"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes this was a book worth listening it but very disappointed that it dragged on so long before Gage and Liza hooked up. Plus they should've let the end up together in the end. Because of this I doubt that I will read the next book in this series.


    If you’ve listened to books by S. Q. Williams before, how does this one compare?

    Not listened to another. Books by sq Williams.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Very Mundane narrator, not enough soul or spice in the reading. It makes the book drag and it doesn't pull you in like other romance stories do.


    Was Who He Is worth the listening time?

    Yes this was a book worth listening it but very disappointed that it dragged on so long before Gage and Liza hooked up. Plus they should've let the end up together in the end. Because of this I doubt that I will read the next book in this series.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • This Is Falling: The Falling Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Ginger Scott
    • Narrated By Melissa Moran
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (39)

    When I left for college, I put 1,000 miles between my future and my past. I'd made a choice - I was going to cross back to the other side, to live with the living. I just didn't know how. And then I met Nate Preeter. An All-American baseball player, Nate wasn't supposed to notice a ghost-of-a-girl like me. But he did. He shouldn't want to know my name. But he did. And when he learned my secret and saw the scars it left behind, he was supposed to run. But he didn't.

    Corinne says: "Excellent book"
    "Love Overcomes Tragedy."
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    This was the first book I have read/listened to by Ginger Scott and I really liked the story of Nate and Rowe. I just wish there would have been a Epilogue at the end to tell us how they end up later on in college, but maybe that will be in the next book from Ginger Scott. I was glad that both Nate and Rowe were focused on each other and didn't let any outside people try to break-up their relationship. I really liked how they played jokes on each other too. Too bad they didn't hook up sooner in the story but I guess that's what makes a good book. They had a really good connection between each other.

    I would highly recommend this book to others if you want to read about a great love story between two people starting out in college. I hope to see another book by Ginger Scott soon, one was not enough.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Getting Hotter

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Elle Kennedy
    • Narrated By Joe Arden
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (31)

    Seth Masterson has been lusting over Miranda Breslin since the moment he saw her on a Vegas stage. Now that he's been asked to watch out for her as she opens a dance studio in San Diego, he's all over it, figuring it's his chance to get her in his bed. Except the stubborn single mom seems determined to deny their crazy-sizzling sexual chemistry. In typical SEAL fashion, Seth makes it his personal mission to prove her wrong.

    Gloria says: "Hot and Heavy Romantic Alpha Navy Seals"
    "Hot and Heavy Romantic Alpha Navy Seals"
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    It's been awhile since I have read such a great hot, erotic romance story, but this book was way overdue for me. I am so glad I bought it, well worth the credit. I know that whenever I stay up all night to listen to a book, it's got to be good!! I love how Seth pursued Miranda in the beginning, never giving up on his quest to win her over. This book had a little bit of everything in it...male-female romance and exploration on male-male relationship, which was a real turn on reading how that got started. The only thing I can add to this is the sex scenes could be a little more smexier. The narrator, Joe Arden made this book very sensual and hot with his sexy voice. This was the first book I have heard him narrate and I WILL be looking for more books read by him. I hope all authors know that the Narrator really DOES make or break a book for most readers. This was also my first book written by Elle Kennedy and it was a great book. I am looking forward to reading more of Elle's book in the future.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • After We Fell

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Anna Todd
    • Narrated By Shane East, Elizabeth Louise
    Overall
    (98)
    Performance
    (86)
    Story
    (86)

    Tessa didn't plan on meeting H. during her freshman year of college. But now that she has, her life will never be the same.

    Ruffian says: "I can't get away from this story"
    "Good Story but a little too long."
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    This was a really good story but it went on way too long. I wanted to jump to the end just to see what happens and cut out all the jealousy and fights between Hardin and Tesse. I think this book should have been cut in half. Long stories cause you to move onto other things and them come back to the story which can be very distracting. Other than that I loved the Chemistry between Harding and Tesse and the love scenes between the two were great! That's the main thing that kept my interest in the whole story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • That Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By HJ Bellus
    • Narrated By Em Eldridge
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (56)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (52)

    Broken dreams, an abusive stepdad and ugly memories from her childhood are the only shattered remnants that have the ability to haunt her. With no money, an endless blank slate laying ahead of her and no hopes for the future, she sets out to survive at minimum wage jobs, moving from town to town, changing her name with each move and never allowing glimpses of her past to threaten her empty future.

    Books,Chocolate and Lipgloss says: "Love HJ Bellus"
    "Runaway Girl Meets the Loving Football player!"
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    I rarely write reviews on books, but this book was so good that I wanted to share my review with others. If you are anything like me, I highly depend on honest reviews on whether or not to purchase a book. This can make or break my decision. I loved the story line about the run-away girl and how loving and caring Lincoln Wilks is to her. It was such a great story I stayed up all night last night to listen to the whole book, I could NOT put it down. I wish this was the beginning of a series because I would definitely buy the next book in line.

    There is only one small thing about this book is that I felt was missing and it was the prologue. The prologue was way too short. I wanted to hear more about their lives and how the two go on to live a happy, fulfilling life and have children together. And possibly how Lincoln goes on to make an awesome career in the NFL. Just my own wishful thinking. I would like to recommend a little more steaming sex between the two when they finally have sex for the first time. Especially since it took them so long to break that barrier and move to the next stage in their relationship. Plus, I would have loved to hear about how his mother has to suffer the consequences of her hatred towards the girl.But those are just minor compared to how good this book was. I HIGHLY recommend this book to everyone.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Decadent: Wicked Lovers Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Shayla Black
    • Narrated By Lexi Maynard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (680)
    Performance
    (619)
    Story
    (621)

    How can a virgin seeking happily ever after with a hot pop star who has a penchant for threesomes win her fantasy man? Kimber Edgington desperately needs a plan to convince Jesse McCall, who's been her friend and secret crush since they spent a summer together as teenagers, that they are meant for each other. But all the tabloid stories about his sexual escapades make her feel oh so inadequate.

    Sandra says: "To Menage or Not"
    "Terrible Narrator!! Could Not Listen to it!!"
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    The narrator has so much impact on the books I listen to and this one was very monotone and extremely boring to listen to. Authors please take note*****A Narrator can make or Break a Good Story***!! I am sure this was a very good book but I could not get through even half of the first chapter.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ripped: The REAL Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Katy Evans
    • Narrated By Sebastian York, Elizabeth Louise
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (244)
    Performance
    (226)
    Story
    (227)

    When an angry, heartbroken girl is forced to be near her rocker ex-boyfriend, only time will tell if the fire between them will consume them both. Pandora, the gothic friend of Brooke (Real, Mine, Remy) and Melanie (Rogue), thought that getting her heart broken by her bad boy rocker ex could only happen once. But now, he's back in town with the biggest concert of the year. Pandora hates him so much that she gets Melanie to come with her and play a prank on him at his gig.

    BluBumbleB says: "UNDERWHELMED"
    "Another Great Story by Katy Evans"
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    I had been waiting for awhile for Ripped to come out on Audible and it was worth the wait. I loved the story between McKenna & Pandora. I think Katy Evans is an excellent writer and I hope she comes out with another book in "The Real Series". It's hard to write a review without giving up too much of the story, but I am glad McKenna didn't have one of those times where he hooked up with another girl while Pandora was around. That happens a lot in some of the best romance stories that it takes down the sincerity and happiness of the story. I wish the book was a little longer but I am still glad I got to hear the love story between McKenna & Pandora. I would recommend it to others, but you really need to read/listen to the other books in The Real Series first.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • After: After, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Anna Todd
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Louise
    Overall
    (160)
    Performance
    (141)
    Story
    (140)

    There was the time before Tessa met Hardin, and then there’s everything After... Life will never be the same. #Hessa... Tessa is a good girl with a sweet, reliable boyfriend back home. She’s got direction, ambition, and a mother who’s intent on keeping her that way. But she’s barely moved into her freshman dorm when she runs into Hardin. With his tousled brown hair, cocky British accent, tattoos, and lip ring, Hardin is cute and different from what she’s used to.

    Christine says: "AMAZING!!!!! Loved it all!!!"
    "Abusive and Demeaning Boyfriend Romance Story"
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    This was a good book and it did keep me intrigued with all the drama, so much so that I stayed up all night long to finish the 2nd half of it to the end. (So Extremely tired at work now) It is about an abusive boyfriend that is so demeaning and cruel to his girlfriend regardless of how much she gives up for him. I wish Tesse could have made a true friend in college that she could depend on and go to for help and advice. I kept hanging in there hoping Hardin would eventually make a drastic change and start treating Tesse with some respect. Does NOT happen which is very disappointing. I could NOT believe the cliffhanger ending and cannot wait until 11/25/14 when the next book comes out. I guess that's why they always leave good stories like they do, I hope that in the second book Harlin gets what he deserves and Tesse learns to get a back bone and she ends up happy with someone else who appreciates and deserves her.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Save the Date: Better Date than Never, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Susan Hatler
    • Narrated By Martha Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    Kristen knows men hide things. Case in point, her last boyfriend turned out to be married. Just like anyone else, Kristen is devastated. However, since Kristen evaluates people for a living, her ex’s duplicity has her searching for a new career as well as swearing off men. Touring history museums with her sexy friend Ethan doesn’t count, because he has a girlfriend, and has only shown friendly interest in Kristen. He even helps with her career counseling tasks.

    Robert Zimmermann says: "Review: Save the Date, by Susan Hatler"
    "Cute, Short Romance Story."
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    This was my first Susan Hatler book and I am glad I read this book. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the books in the "Save The Date" series. Susan's books remind me a lot of Kelly Elliott's books...clean and cute characters that you love to read about. I liked the advice that Kristen gave the lady in HR about writing down her top 10 reasons to leave or stay at her job or go with her husband. Good Advice!!
    I was glad to see Ethan show up at Kristen's birthday party with his boat and WITHOUT bringing another girl with him. I see that happen so many times in other romance stories and I feel it ruins the story. I prefer to see the other person (girl or guy) stay devoted to the other one and to stick things out. The only advice I could give would be to include some sexy scenes in the story. It needs more love and romance in the story,

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • In Her Wake: A Ten Tiny Breaths Novella

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By K.A. Tucker
    • Narrated By Sebastian York
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (87)
    Story
    (87)

    Before you knew him as Trent in Ten Tiny Breaths, he was Cole Reynolds - and he had it all. Until one night when he makes a fatal, wrong decision…and loses everything. When a drunken night out at a Michigan State college party results in the death of six people, Cole must come to terms with his part in the tragedy. Normally, he’d be able to lean on his best friends - the ones who have been in his life since he could barely walk. Only, they’re gone

    Gaia says: "Great book!"
    "Very Depressing Story"
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    This story was so depressing I could barely get through it. The only good thing about this purchase was the narrator Sebastian York, he is FANTASTIC!!!
    I purchased this book because of the high rating that was listed for it and man was that ever WRONG!!! I had to double check what the category this was listed under and I thought it was listed under Romance, Contemporary, but it was NOT, It is listed under Fiction, Chick lit and I never buy ANY books in that category. Very disappointed. I would have returned it but since it was only $4.71 I chose to keep it. Thank goodness it was a short story.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Falling Under

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Jasinda Wilder
    • Narrated By Piper Goodeve, Gabriel Vaughan, James Fouhey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (230)
    Performance
    (221)
    Story
    (221)

    My name is Colton Calloway. You've heard part of my story, but it turns out there's more. My little girl, Kylie, is all grown up. Seventeen, beautiful, and talented, just like her mother. And just like Nell, my daughter seems to have fallen for a bad boy, one with a lot of darkness and a lot of secrets.

    Gloria says: "Great book!! A must read Romantic Love Story!!"
    "Great book!! A must read Romantic Love Story!!"
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    This had everything I love in a romantic love story. You get to see the couple get together with a few (as usual) obstacles, but the love that builds between Kylie and Zo is so beautiful. The open relationship that Kylie has between her dad is so unbelievable, something that I wish my husband had with our daughters. I know it's only a book, but this one really pulled me in. I took the book everywhere with me and listened to it every free second I had. I haven't even finished the book yet but I wanted to start writing the review while it was fresh I my mind. This is my second book written by Jasinda Wilder And both books have far surpassed my expectations in a romance story. I hope there is more like this coming.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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