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  • Curing Doctor Vincent: The Good Doctor Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Renea Mason
    • Narrated By Noah Michael Levine, Erin Deward
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Story
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    Audie Award, Erotica, 2016. Elaine Watkins, Public Relations Advisor, is surprised when she receives a summons from the very attractive and enigmatic Dr. Xavier Vincent. She worships the talented physician and company icon responsible for developing the cure that saved her sister's life and isn't immune to his charm. Even though puzzled by his request, she is excited and eager to get started on his latest project. But Dr. Vincent has other ideas.

    Krista says: "Incredible audio performance, compelling story"
    "This is a MEGA HOT listen... Perfect Narrators"
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    Where does Curing Doctor Vincent rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I love audio books. I mostly listen to romance audio books, so I’m really picky about listening to books that can keep my interests. I usually listen to books based on my mood. I was very much in the mood to listen to something a little kinky, taboo and with lots of steam. Renea delivered. I even re-listened to some of the parts with my husband because the performance was just top notch. It’s a great audio.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The audio narration was the best part and uncovering Vincent’s past. The narrators really got me into the story. I was wondering about Vincent’s past and why he is the way he is and how he could just be okay with the things he was doing. I liked getting to know Vincent. I also liked Elaine’s and Vincent’s intense relationship.


    What about Noah Michael Levine and Erin Deward ’s performance did you like?

    This was my first narration by Erin and Noah. Erin did a fabulous job. I think it’s very difficult to transition from Elaine’s character to just simply narrating the story. I could easily following and understand when she was being the character and when she was reading the book.

    The star of the show was Noah. He only spoke during his parts and I have no idea how he made the book flow so easily. Noah pops in and out during the male parts and like I said, at first it throws you off (if you have never experienced it), but eventually you can’t imagine it any other way. I LOVE his voice. It’s so deep and he gets REALLY into it.

    Erin and Noah worked so well together. It was really easy, light and it just flowed.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes I can listen to it all in one sitting. I would suggest listening to it in private because some parts will make you super blush. It’s also a fairly short audio book, but just enough to give you what you need. You will be very satisfied and happy when you are done.


    Any additional comments?

    Full Book Review:

    4.25 Mega Hott Read < --- I’m talking, on FIRE read.

    Okay, so fans of Olivia Cunning and Nicole Edwards, you will have to read Curing the Doctor Vincent. Actually, you will have to AUDIO listen because I did and it was FANTASTIC!

    One Woman + Two Men + One Man Watching = HAPPY TIMES ALL AROUND

    I didn’t know anything about this story. I just knew it had a doctor (hence the title) and it was an audio book with two narrators (I tend to like narrators with both male and female), so why not right?!

    I had no idea what kind of world I was stepping into. I will put that tiny disclaimer here, this is a PURE erotic book. If you don’t like overly steamy books, then this will not be for you and let me just say this, you are crazy if you don’t like that kind of books, but to each their own.
    This was my kind of cuppa.

    Elaine is a PR rep for Dr. Xavier Vincent. Vincent (the Good Doctor) asks Elaine to work on a project with him. The thing is, he lives in Paris. When she travels to Paris to meet up with Vincent, she gets more than what she bargains for.

    Vincent is a man with many many many flaws (isn’t that the case though and don’t we love it?). He also has one tiny issue. He doesn’t want to have relationships with women, physically. Meaning, he likes to watch and not only does he like to watch he likes to watch two men having relations with his girl.

    Vincent is an interesting Hero. It’s not that he’s all for sharing, okay he is all for sharing, but he generally likes his women. He and his ex-wife had this relationship and it worked for them. So he propositions Elaine.

    For one week Vincent wants Elaine. He wants to watch her do the dirty with two men while he watches **GASP** oh it’s so taboo and so awesome at the same time.

    Here’s the thing that WORKED so well for me. The book is written in Elaine’s POV, BUT the male parts are narrated by Vincent. Now, this threw me off at first, because I’m use to dual POV and you know, the male POV is narrated by the male and the female POV is narrated by the female, but I’ve never listened to a female POV book where the male jumps in during the male parts. That is usually voiced by the female with a deeper voice. Anyhow, let’s just say that ALL books should be narrated like Curing Doctor Vincent. It completely worked for me.

    Vincent works with Elaine to show her what kind of man he is and what his tastes are. Not only he likes to watch, but he likes to direct. It’s his way of making love with his woman. Elaine has never done anything like this before, but come on, you throw a girl in a room with three hot men, how could she say no?

    Overall, the book is a short read, but that because it’s a trilogy, don’t worry, there’s no epic cliffy, you will be very happy with the ending. Like I said, it’s an overly steamy book, but I liked that. The parts with Elaine, Marco, Sebastian and Dr. Vincent were my favorite (obviously). We do find out why Vincent is the way he is and I liked uncovering his past, so it’s not all steam.

    I’m very excited for the next book and I will of course listen to it on audio. I can’t imagine this series any other way.

    An Audio Copy was Provided.

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • The Gender Game

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Bella Forrest
    • Narrated By Rebecca Soler, Zachary Webber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3443)
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    A toxic river divides 19-year-old Violet Bates' world by gender. Women rule the East. Men rule the West. Welcome to the lands of Matrus and Patrus. Ever since the disappearance of her beloved younger brother, Violet's life has been consumed by an anger she struggles to control. Already a prisoner to her own nation, now she has been sentenced to death for her crimes. But one decision could save her life. To enter the kingdom of Patrus, where men rule and women submit.

    Kat says: "Predictable"
    "Zachary Webber narrates for 5 mins. "
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    3.5 Gender Role Stars.

    I don’t even know where to begin with this review. This is an audio review, so excuse me as I shout-caps at you.

    I purchased this book because I thought ZACHARY WEBBER was narrating with the female narrator, Rebecca Soler, that is a BIG FAT LIE.

    ZACHARY WEBBER ONLY NARRATED FOR FIVE MINTUES. THIS IS SO MESSED UP AND I FEEL LIKE THERE SHOULD BE A DISCLAIMER ON THIS.

    Call me crazy but I purchase books based on the narrators. I do, I also find books based on the narrators. Is there a section that shows how much the narrator narrates because this isn’t the first time this has happened to me?!

    Okay, I’m done ranting. Shout- caps done.

    It should be noted that Rebecca is an excellent narrator. I love her voice, her voice transitions and her pace and her overall acting ability. I will of course start stalking her books. AND she sounds like a teenager, yes!

    The Gender Game is an okay book and all of the reviews are correct. I still went with this book because I’m a HUGE fan of young adult books via audio. Funny thing is I purchased the kindle a long time ago and I couldn’t finish this book because it was so descriptive. Funny thing, I love descriptive books in audio format. Go figure right?

    I need a big old picture spelled out to me as I listen because let’s face it, I sometimes get distracted when I listening to my books.

    I also love the new cover, it really reflects the true heart of the book.

    The Gender Game is a starter to a series. There’s a lot of back story and character development which is expected, but know the book is really slow.

    Like really really really slow. I don’t find this a bad thing because I know with each book it will get better and better. This book is the starter course you know? You are getting your feet wet and you are kind of feeling out the rest of the meal.

    I’m not sure if I had any favorites in the book. There are three players in this book, Violet, Viggo and Lee.

    This is not a romance book or a love triangle book. The hint of romance in this series is the back-burner of the storyline. I know, waaaa, but it does you some good to read books with light romance. Shocking I know.

    I will be honest and say I didn’t like Violet. I found her really immature and impulsive and easily swayed. Oh and let’s not forget selfish! I guess I can understand that since she’s lived most of her life fending for herself, but still, you want to like the main character right?
    I was indifferent to Lee and Viggo, but it’s obvious which character you are suppose to like, even when that came true, I was still indifferent. I guess I was interested more in the storyline.

    Overall, I liked the book, it wasn’t a wow book, but it’s a good book to listen to. I will more than likely do the audio version of this series, because I think if I had to read it, I would fall asleep, unless it starts to pick up.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The First Taste

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Jessica Hawkins
    • Narrated By Andi Arndt, Sebastian York
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
    (976)
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    Single dad Andrew Beckwith has already devoted his life to one girl - and as far as he's concerned, she's all he needs. The inked, rough-around-the-edges bad boy left his reckless ways behind six years ago when his daughter Bell was born. When Bell's mother walked out of their lives, Andrew vowed never to let another woman close enough to hurt them again. But when sharp-tongued Amelia and stubborn Andrew cross paths, sparks fly - and burn. After all, it's not as if opposites ever attract.

    Misty says: "Sigh"
    "Nice elements and I loved the narrators"
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    3.5 Stars


    I picked up this book because I wanted to listen to an audio and I wanted the lovely Sabastian York and Andi Ardnt. They are my top two favorite narrators and YES I search audio books by narrators.

    So, The First Taste seems like my cuppa, great narrators and a SINGLE dad. I felt like the stars aligned right?!

    The First Taste isn’t a bad book, it just wasn’t that good. I felt like some of the plot was just off to me and I couldn’t connect with the characters. Not only I didn’t like the Hero or the Heroine, I found some parts dragged and I felt like some conflict didn’t seem like conflict and some angst just made the book too dramatic.

    Let’s break it down shall we?!

    Amelia isn’t my cup of tea. I love a fashionable person but she wouldn’t be my first pick as a step-mom. She doesn’t like kids and she makes no steps in attempt to befriend the little girl. I’m sorry, but this KILLED my soul. I know there’s a persona Amelia has to live up to, but I just didn’t like it.

    The no strings relationship wasn’t my cup of tea. After awhile the no “relationship” turns into a relationship and it was ridiculous on both parties in finding the “relationship” not a relationship. I know I don’t make sense, but it makes sense in my head.

    The side conflicts with not one but two ex’s was giving me a headache. Gah, I didn’t care to hear about Amelia’s ex boyfriend who “pressured” her to have relations or Andrew’s ex / baby mama who just ran off when his daughter was one. I usually like the ex’s popping up in the book, but for some reason this irked on my nerves. Maybe because it felt like it was a HUGE chunk of the book that kind of didn’t progress the story at all.

    I felt like I was just listening to two people talk to talk. I didn’t feel like it added any value to the story and I was having the book on in the background as background noise while I worked.

    On the bright side, I loved the narrators and there were some nice elements. The steam is good. I always like steam in a book. I liked the little girl, I always like little kids in books.

    Will this be my last Jessica Hawkin’s book? No. Will this be my last audio? Maybe. Some books are better read than listened.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Singe: Guardian Protection, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Aly Martinez
    • Narrated By Jason Carpenter, Andi Arndt
    Overall
    (318)
    Performance
    (297)
    Story
    (298)

    From USA Today best-selling author Aly Martinez comes a hot-new series of alpha bodyguards. She was my nightmare. Every time I closed my eyes, I watched her fall into that inferno. Over and over, I failed to save her. I hadn't been able to reach her, and the guilt only burned hotter over time. Four years later, I was the unreachable one.

    CAROLYN says: "IT DELIVERED SO MUCH MORE THAN I'D HOPED FOR"
    "It was okay &amp; a little cheesy, loved the narrators"
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    3 Kind of Cheesy Stars

    Its been awhile since I’ve read an Aly Martinez book. I’ll be honest and say it’s because I had a bad book signing experience with her. I’m highly emotional and it rubbed me the wrong way. However, it’s been years and I gotten over it (priorities in life change).

    I’ve read the raving reviews and I loved the audio narrators. The deciding factor for me on this one were the narrators. I read books because Andi Arndt is the narrator on them and Jason Carpenter is an added bonus.

    I think the audio kind of hinder the experience. Let me explain. Some books are good to be read because you can push through and read quickly. When you listen to a book you have to like the book because it takes awhile and you truly experience the book.

    As much as I liked the narrators I didn’t care for the audio of Singe. It was so cheesy that I was struggling. And I love cheese! I read cheese all the time.

    First off, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the narrators. Andi is one of my top favorite narrators. I hunt down for her books. She has a way in acting, and changing voices. Her voice isn’t too high and you feel the characters with her.

    I love the sound of Jason’s voice. He isn’t too deep, but deep enough to where you can listen to him all day. I love his acting and voice changes. He will be a top narrator I will hunt for.

    The first pet peeve of the book for me was the cover. It’s amazing right? Beautiful and artsy but it doesn’t match the people. The Hero has long hair (long enough to put in a man-bun). Stuff like that kind of annoys me.

    I really liked the beginning. It starts off with a bang and kind of opens up the entire book of the plot. The whole plot of the book is how the Hero and Heroine meet.

    The ENTIRE book is based on how the Hero and the Heroine overcome the way they meet.

    I guess that can kind of be the bases of the book, but there’s a lot of stuff that happens that I felt like it could have been avoided or addressed. I struggled with the storyline. It became to the point where the steamy scenes were a nice break from the drama.

    Then the cheese. I don’t know. I didn’t like the cheese dialogue or the typical issues. Gah, the butterfly nickname. It was too over the top and too much and I usually like that stuff. Maybe the audio heighted the experience for me too much. I was in sensory overload I guess.

    I think at the end of the day my reading taste as changed or maybe her books are better read than listened to.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Complicated

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Kristen Ashley
    • Narrated By Lance Greenfield, Erin Mallon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3872)
    Performance
    (3539)
    Story
    (3540)

    When small-town Nebraska sheriff Hixon Drake meets Greta Dare, the connection couldn't be stronger, but the timing couldn't be worse. Dealing with the fallout of a divorce he never wanted and setting up a new home for his kids, Hix becomes that guy, that one he never wanted to be, and puts a stop to things before they can even start. Protecting his kids and himself is his only priority. Greta, on the other hand, has found the place for her and the brother she adores that's perfect for them - a sleepy little town in Nebraska.

    Kara Hildebrand says: "Complicated was a pleasure to my senses!"
    "Perfect Narrators "
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    4 Stars

    I love listening to Kristen Ashley books via audio and when I heard Erin Mallon would be the female narrator I was on this like crazy. Lance Greenfield is a great mature male narrator and I wouldn’t mind listening to him in future books.

    Since this book was written originally for audio I am glad they got A-list narrators reading.

    This book had all of the right ingredients for a good read, small town cop, single dad, jilted lover and one murder mystery.

    This book wasn’t my favorite Kristen Ashley book, but I have higher expectations for her as an author.

    There are parts of the book I enjoyed and some parts I felt kind of dragged a bit. Usually I don’t mind too much non-romance bits in audio books because I tolerate it more, but there’s a lot of the murder mystery element in this book that just kind of over took the storyline for me.

    I also liked and disliked the Hicks. At times he was great and at times I couldn’t believe his actions. I felt like he pushed and pulled Greta’s heart a bit too much.

    I did enjoy the drama with the kids, the ex-wife, the mother, etc. It kind of added to the story and made it interesting. I will admit at times it was hard to read so many villains in the book, even at times the kids were getting on my nerves, but everyone slowly redeems themselves right?

    If you are looking for an audio book, this one is great to listen to.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Soaring

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Kristen Ashley
    • Narrated By Hollis McCarthy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2118)
    Performance
    (1954)
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    (1961)

    When her ex took her family from California to live in the small town of Magdalene in Maine, Amelia decided it was time to sort herself out. In order to do that and win her children back, she moves to Cliff Blue, an architectural masterpiece on the rocky coast of Magdalene. Her boxes aren’t even unpacked when she meets Mickey Donovan, a man who lives across the street, a man so beautiful Amelia takes one look at him and knows she wants it all from him.

    Yvette says: "A "HELL YES" FOR WOMEN!"
    "Listening to Soaring is like running a marathon."
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    I’ve had this book on my kindle since the day it released. It’s a long book, you know what’s longer? The AUDIO version. YUP I listened to all 22 hours of this baby.

    Listening to Soaring is like running a marathon. You go into it really strong. You feel like you can defeat it, but towards the middle you get really tired and you want to quit, but you keep on telling yourself you can do it! Then when you are about to quit, towards the end you get your second wind and you feel like you are on top of the world when you finish.

    Soaring wasn’t an easy book to listen to, correction, the actual listening part like the narrator was AMAZING! She was the EXACT person I imagined for Amelia. It was the actual book I struggled at times with.

    The beginning was great. I got a sense of Amelia’s situation and I felt for her. Was I too keen that she was an heiress with flaws? Not really. Did I like that her kids were horrible to her? No. Did I like that this was kind of a redemption book? Yes.

    I love Kristen Ashely’s writing style, but it’s like what a lot of the reviewers say, the book was kind of boring. There are some good parts and that is why I stuck with it, but I mostly put the book on as background noise while I worked. It wasn’t one of those books where you really wanted to go back to.

    It took me several months to finish this sucker, but in the end I am glad I did.

    1 of 1 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
    (795)
    Performance
    (727)
    Story
    (726)

    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.

    Me & My Girls says: "Really Good"
    "Emotional, heart-warming, a must!"
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    4 Falling to Stars

    If you are looking for a NA novel, set during college with mild drama and sweet romance, then This is Falling is for you

    Rowe is a damaged girl. She was home schooled for the past two years and now that she is a freshman in college, it’s time to start fresh and new. She’s working on opening up, making friends and doing things on her own, but it’s hard to get over a rough past.

    Nate is a star baseball player and could play anywhere, but he picked the same school as his older brother. His brother is in a wheelchair and can’t play baseball anymore. Nate is living his brother’s dream. He notices a girl in the hallway in his dorms late at night and runs into her. He can’t get Rowe out of his mind, even if she’s a bit stand offish, there’s something about Rowe Nate is fascinated about.

    Rowe

    Rowe is the damsel in distress girl I love to read and no, she isn’t weak or annoying, but sweet and very adorable. Something happens in her past and it has left Rowe a little battered and scared. She doesn’t have any friends and she doesn’t open up easily. She wants to get to know Nate better, but she’s still reserved around him. She rooms with two roommates. The roommates are twin sisters and are complete opposites. I love them. Even though one of the sisters’ a complete you know what, I love the interaction between Rowe and her friends. The friends will be in the next books.

    Nate

    Nate is your typical college guy. He’s good looking, popular and everyone wants to hook up with him. He isn’t a typical book player, in the sense, he’s mostly focused on his brother and his baseball life. He likes Rowe because she isn’t like other girls and he actively goes for her. I like that Nate was into Rowe because Rowe isn’t girlie or flirty. I liked that Nate found the whole fresh and clean look attractive.
    I liked Nate a lot. He seemed like a good guy with great intentions, although at times he was too much like a typical guy. At one point he did mention to Rowe that he wouldn’t wait forever when Rowe was acting flaky.

    Overall

    I did an audio re-read. I’ve read a few Ginger Scott books and what I notice is that Ginger likes to write real emotions and real drama. I was drawn with the cover and the summary. Originally, I was surprised on how much I enjoyed it. The storyline is adorable and fairly simple. Damage girl meets boy and boy tries to fix girl.

    At times Rowe does act a little too young for her age. I understand she is innocent and she has been home schooled for two years, but she did have a normal life before all the stuff that happened. Other than that, I really liked how the relationship between Nate and Rowe develops.

    It’s a slow developing relationship, so the steam level is mild, but I kind of like it like that. You get to know the characters fairly well and really believe the relationship.
    Audio Questions

    If you could sum up This Is Falling in three words, what would they be?

    Emotional, Youthful, Romance

    What did you like best about this story?

    I like the college setting. I like finding lasting love during college, maybe because I found mine there. I liked how real Rowe and Nate’s relationship was. There wasn’t really anything defined between them and it just slowly progressed and built into something more. I liked that. I liked that they got to know each other and it wasn’t insta-lust at first.

    What does Melissa Moran bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    This was my first Melissa Moran narration. This is actually my first narration where the female narrator reads the male parts as well. I will be honest and say I am spoiled with male narrators. I love listening to a deep male voice and I felt a little disappointment when I didn’t get that. However, Melissa did a great job in transition into Nate’s voice. I’m a huge fan of narrators that can transition well between characters. I found Melissa’s voice very sweet and her pace was good.

    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I liked that Rowe’s past was revealed fairly quickly in the book. It wasn’t a huge secret and because of her past it kind of shaped the tone and feel for the rest of the book. I thought her issues were valid and I felt her pain. I also thought the body scars and imagine problems added nice dynamic to the read. It was very emotional.

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  • Monster in His Eyes

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By J.M. Darhower
    • Narrated By Lynn Barrington
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (333)
    Performance
    (313)
    Story
    (313)

    Ignazio Vitale is not a good man. I suspect it the first time I see him, sense the air of danger that surrounds him. He has a way of commanding attention, of taking control, of knowing what I'm thinking before I even do.

    DK says: "Dark But Sexy, Intriguing and Pure Drama - Great!"
    "I LOVE MONSTER IN HIS EYES!!!!!"
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    6 (THIS IS THE BEST BOOK!!!!!) STARS

    Beware, when I love a book hard, I go all fan girl mode.

    I LOVE MONSTER IN HIS EYES!!!!!

    I LOVE NAZ!!!!

    IT WAS SOOOOOOO GOOOODDDD

    There’s a reason why Monster In His Eyes has high ratings, it’s because it’s WONDERFUL!!!!!

    Summary

    Karissa is your typical college freshman. She’s on scholarship and has to maintain an overall GPA of 3.5 to keep it. She’s taking a philosophy class and is struggling in it. When she loses her phone, she goes back to class and meets Naz.

    Naz is a big mystery. He’s older, sexy and doesn’t say much. He hands Karissa her phone and they part ways. Then LATER she meets him again at a club! From there they date. Karissa knows there’s something dark about Naz, but she kind of puts it in the back burner because she is trying to feel instead of think.

    Naz is the Hero I crave to love and hate all the same time. He’s damaged, torn, dark and oh so sexy. LICK

    Review

    The two main things that made this book just worked for me were the characters. I love them. Karissa is an awesome girl. She isn’t a ditz, but she does have that damsel in distress quality I love. Who doesn’t love a Heroine that is struggling in college and needs to keep her scholarship because she is poor? Karissa has a crazy over protective mother and it’s so wacky, it’s just another layer to add to Karissa’s crazy child hood.

    The main star is Naz. Let’s take a moment to swoon. He’s 36 and there’s an 18 year age difference between Kariss and him. Is it creepy? No. It’s freaking sexy as heck. I guess I’m tired of reading books where the Hero is 25, to have the history Naz has, he needed to be older. My favorite part is just reading all the layers that come with Naz. He, as I said, is a big ball of mystery. You are going to eat him up!

    They both take passion, someone getting under your skin and consuming you. And I ate you alive sweetheart. You never had a chance.


    The steam and chemistry is off the charts. There are intense steamy scenes and it’s so different and unique. I LOVE IT! Naz is the alpha male you want in books. He takes charge and doesn’t beat round the bush. If he wants something, he goes for it and doesn’t accept No. Again…. I love him.

    You need to know there’s a cliffy, but it’s okay, it won’t kill you. You must read this book. It’s my top book for the year and Naz is my top book boyfriend.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Archer's Voice

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Mia Sheridan
    • Narrated By Kris Koscheski, Emily Durante
    Overall
    (1426)
    Performance
    (1317)
    Story
    (1327)

    When Bree Prescott arrives in the sleepy, lakeside town of Pelion, Maine, she hopes against hope that this is the place where she will finally find the peace she so desperately seeks. On her first day there, her life collides with Archer Hale, an isolated man who holds a secret agony of his own. A man no one else sees.

    mandymay says: "This book should be a movie"
    "Read this book blindly, it's perfect!"
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    Where does Archer's Voice rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is my second time reading Archer’s Voice and my first time doing the audio version. When I read this book for the first time I went into it blindly and it was the best way. I LOVED this book. It will pull you by the boot straps and never let you go. You will ache for Archer and sympathize with Bree. I love the dual narrators and it added an extra element to the story.

    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Archer is my favorite character and can you blame me? There’s something unique about him and he just MAKES the story. He’s not your typical hero, which makes him even MORE endearing it. Trust me, you will love and lust after Archer.

    What about Kris Koscheski and Emily Durante ’s performance did you like?

    This is my first Kris novel. I really liked his voice. It’s masculine and very adult, but not too deep. It suits Archer perfectly. I like his voice transitions too. There are some flashback scenes and he played a very adorable seven year-old Archer. I’m a fan.

    This is my first Emily novel and her voice is really good. You can tell she’s a seasoned narrator. I thought she acted Bree nicely. You can feel her emotions. I remember her laughing, sad and super upset. I completely felt Bree through Emily. She was great.

    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It’s a pretty long book, but overall, it’s very good and I could listen to it in one sitting. These are my favorite ways to re-read a book. I get the whole new experience and I know I’m getting a book I love.


    6 Archer Loving Stars

    I LOVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEEEEEDDDDDDDDDDDDD ITTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!

    SPOILER FREE REVIEW

    Summary

    Bree witnessed her father’s death and isn’t handling the tragedy well. She decides to get on the road and drive. She finds herself in a little small town and decides to stay for a bit. As Bree leaves the grocery store, all her items fall to the ground and a young mysterious man helps her pick up the items. Bree is completely embarrassed and rambles on non-stop. The mysterious man doesn’t say a word to Bree and walks away after she retrieved her items.

    There’s something about the mysterious man, Archer. He's a loner and doesn’t talk to anybody. Archer’s property happens to be one mile from where Bree’s house is and every day when Bree visits the lake, she stops and looks at Archer’s house, wondering what kind of man he is.

    My Feelings Through Out the Book

    10% Slow at first, but with all the raving reviews, decided to stick with it

    15% started to love it

    25% really loving it

    50% could not get enough, so much in love

    100% Fantastic! Jumping for Joy, wanted to read it all over again

    Bree

    I loved Bree because she’s such a strong, yet damaged Heroine. The story of her father’s death is tragic and sad, you just FEEL for her. You understand why she had to escape her home and just “find herself”. She also sweet, loving and really open-minded, she’s the type of person you want to be best friends with.

    Archer

    Words can’t describe what kind of Hero Archer is. He’s not like any other Hero I’ve read and it was so refreshing and unique. I couldn’t stop reading because of him. Archer’s Voice is mostly in Bree’s POV, but every once in a while you get Archer’s and I LOVED IT. You feel for Archer and you slowly start to understand why he is the way he is. It’s heart-breaking and endearing all at the same time.

    Review

    In the beginning you get a little bit of Archer’s past, which I loved because as much as he is a mystery, you get a tiny glimpse of what kind of cards he was dealt with. I do not want to give anything away, but there’s something tragic about Archer, which just completes the story for me. Archer is disheveled, reclusive and kind of stand-offish. It’s cute because Bree sees all of this, but still tries to form a friendship with him.

    When Bree and Archer get closer, it’s such a wonderful dynamic to read. Everything Bree and Archer experience are different from the other books I’ve read and you just want to root for them. Their relationship isn’t easy, because both of their past pains make it difficult for each other to be comfortable with their closeness.

    I don’t know why it took me so long to pick up Archer’s Voice, it’s a MUST READ.

    **This is a stand alone book, you do not need to read the other books in the series to understand Archer's Voice

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  • Betrayal: Infidelity, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Aleatha Romig
    • Narrated By Samantha Prescott, Brian Pallino
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (830)
    Performance
    (761)
    Story
    (757)

    One week. No future. No past. No more. Alexandria Collins has one week to live carefree - no ghosts of her past or pressures of her future haunting her. Reinventing herself as "Charli", she is knocked off her feet by a sexy, mysterious man who brings her pleasure like she never imagined. With her heart at stake, she forgets that decisions made in the dark of night reappear in the bright light of day.

    CAROLYN says: "AR IS A MAESTRO AT COMPLEX COMPELLING STORYTELLING"
    "Betrayal will leave you pondering ..."
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    4 There’s no cheating Stars

    I loved the Consequences series. I felt like Aleatha Romig created the villain hero I loved to hate and love. I never know where her mind will take me, so when I realized she had a new series out, I was a bit hesitant because of the word “infidelity”.

    Why didn’t anyone tell me there is zero cheating?! Okay, so it’s in the premise and in many reviews, but I JUST realized this. So with that said, I went into Betrayal with an open mind.

    I did the audio version of Betrayal. I really liked the narrator and yes there is a male narrator, but for only one chapter, so don’t get your hopes up too much, but the female does a bang up job and I have zero complaints. I felt like she fit Alex’s personality and she conveyed the emotions perfectly.

    I highly suggest you do the audio version, you will not be disappointed.

    Betrayal is the kind of book that leaves you pondering when you are finished, but that shouldn’t surprise you because this is an Aleatha Romig book. I felt like Betrayal had two stories. There is the past story and the present story. I feel like whenever you have a story with a past (especially when it’s half of the book) you are just asking for angst and yes this book is FILLED with angst.

    Alex comes from a wealthy family. She is going back home for a few days to visit mom and stepdad. Stepdad is abusive and mom is a doormat. Don’t even get me started on this. I was shaking my head so many times and I wanted to throw something. The way Alex’s family treats her will have you pulling your hair out. This is the present story.

    Alex meets a man. For one week they have a fling, she doesn’t even give him her real name and they know nothing about each other. I was of course, interested in this story because it has Alex’s love interest, but this is the past story. It’s not the first time where I read the hero in the past, but it does leave you wanting more. You are practically begging for the past to reach to the present so you can figure out what happens.

    Betrayal is very steamy and less dark than Aleatha Romig normal reads. I would say it’s not even dark at all, but that wasn’t why I wanted to read this book.

    I’ll be honest and say I struggled a lot with the angst in this book, but then I also secretly loved it. I felt like I was trying to figure out how the past and present tied together because there is no indication. I really did sympathize with Alex because of her situation. She just wants to be a lawyer but everything is against her.

    The pace is a bit slow, but it’s also typical of the writer’s writing style, so just so you know, you get well developed characters and storyline. Overall, I was slightly tortured reading this book, but I also enjoyed the ride when I was done. I will happily move forward with the series.

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  • Silent Waters

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Brittainy C. Cherry
    • Narrated By Erin Mallon, Joe Arden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (679)
    Performance
    (643)
    Story
    (644)

    I've had many moments in my lifetime, moments that changed me, challenged me. Moments that scared me and engulfed me. However, the biggest ones - the most heartbreaking and breathtaking ones - all included him. I was 10 years old when I lost my voice. A piece of me was stolen away, and the only person who could truly hear my silence was Brooks Griffin. He was the light during my dark days, the promise of tomorrow, until tragedy found him. Tragedy that eventually drowned him in a sea of memories.

    CAROLYN says: "A TRAGIC ROAD LEADS TO A BEAUTIFUL LOVE STORY"
    "I don't think this book worked out for me in Audio"
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    2.5 (SIGH, I KNOW. GAH!) STARS

    Yup, I’m the minority! I hate not liking a book everyone loved, but seriously, I TRIED.

    First off, I love and hated this book in audio format. I LOVVEEE the audio narrator Erin Mallon, it’s one of the reasons why I purchased the book in audio. She’s one of my top favorite narrators. She has the best voice and I love her character transitions.

    HOWEVER, I don’t think this type of booked worked for me in audio.

    My hugest complain is all the repetitiveness. I swear if I hear “BLINK” another time, I’m going to shoot my eyes out. The repetitiveness gives a flare to the book but I think it makes it dramatic as you READ it, by listening to it every time, it just makes the book more annoying.

    I also don’t like the cover after listening to the book. I loved the cover before, but now, not so much. A majority of the book is when the kids are adolescents, so it gives a different impression (to me) when you see the adult male Brooks on the cover.

    The book started out GREAT! It was a five star read for me. I LOVE the relationship between Maggie and Brooks as children. I LOVED that the author didn’t do flash backs and wrote the book in order. I gobbled this stuff up!

    The book went downhill for me when Maggie experienced something tragic which caused her to change and the ENTIRE book was about how people felt around her.

    I didn’t like the dramatics of the book and that’s usually what I go for. I HATED everyone that was mean to Maggie, including her sister, mom and everyone else. It’s a very down-on-yourself kind of read. I don’t like watching those kind of shows and I don’t enjoy reading those books.

    So when characters start redeeming themselves, it’s a little too late in my opinion.

    I hate to say this because the author wrote this book based on a personal experience, but I really did wish Maggie would GET OVER IT, sooner. I understand the traumatic experience, but I felt like it went on WAY TOO LONG in my opinion. I basically gave up on Maggie a long time ago.

    Overall, I didn’t get the feels for this book as everyone else did. I got annoyed, frustrated and irritated. I also think I had higher expectations because of all of the glowing reviews. I’m just going to say this book was a miss and I’m going to move forward. I still love the author!

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