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Kelly

Books-n-Kisses

Corvallis, OR, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Awaken Me Darkly

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Gena Showalter
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (319)
    Performance
    (285)
    Story
    (293)

    Mia Snow is an alien huntress for the New Chicago Police Department. Heading up her team of Alien Investigation and Removal agents, Mia's unmatched at battling the enemy among us. Now, a series of killings have Mia and her partner Dallas tracking alien suspects - but a sudden blast of violence leaves Dallas fighting for his life. The chance to save Dallas appears in the form of a tall, erotic stranger. An alien. A murder suspect. Kyrin en Arr holds the power to heal the injured agent but not without a price. That price is surrendering to Kyrin's forbidden seduction....

    Kelly says: "Enjoyed"
    "Enjoyed"
    Overall
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    What made the experience of listening to Awaken Me Darkly the most enjoyable?

    Justine Eyre


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    More Kyrin


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

    Justine is perfect as always


    Any additional comments?

    REVIEW PROVIDED BY:Kelly
    NUMBER OF HEARTS: 3 1/2
    REVIEW:
    I had to think about this review for a little while. I really love Gena Showalter’s book. I absolutely love Justine Eyre as a narrator. And I really did enjoy this story. But when I got to the end I kept looking at my phone (because that is where my audio books plays) and thought “That’s it??”. Yep sure enough that was the end of the book. To me it felt just a little rushed but yet it was wrapped up nicely. My next thought was there will be another books with Kyrin & Mia, but as far as I can see they don’t get another book.

    So I am on the fence. I like the book. Loved Justine reading to me. Loved Kyrin. Liked Mia. Loved the side characters. But was left wanting more. I wanted more Kyrin time. I wanted to see more Kyrin & Mia. I guess I hope that as the series goes on we will get glimpses of Kyrin and Mia. Because there are a lot of questions that need to be answered and the future is not certain.

    If you love Gena Showalter I think that you will like this book. If you love to listen to Justine Eyre this is right up your alley. Over all I am happy with my purchase and read.

    Disclaimer:
    I purchased this story from Audible and this review is my own opinion and not a paid review.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Town: Wayward Pines, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Blake Crouch
    • Narrated By Paul Michael Garcia
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1269)
    Performance
    (1128)
    Story
    (1133)

    Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrived in Wayward Pines, Idaho, three weeks ago. In this town, people are told who to marry, where to live, where to work. Their children are taught that David Pilcher, the town's creator, is god. No one is allowed to leave; even asking questions can get you killed. But Ethan has discovered the astonishing secret of what lies beyond the electrified fence that surrounds Wayward Pines and protects it from the terrifying world beyond.

    Gio says: "Disappointing final chapter"
    "Great ending"
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    NUMBER OF HEARTS: 4 3/4
    REVIEW:
    At the end of book 2 there are so many questions that need to be answered. So many OMG no’s about to come. The Last Town may be the shortest book in the series. But it was great. So great I am a little peeved at Mr. Crouch. I want more. I want to know what happens next. Anything???? Goodness!!!
    I really can’t tell you to much without giving away spoilers. But know if you enjoyed book 1 and 2 you will enjoy this last installment.
    I will say that there were a few moments that I wish were a little more painful for a certain few people. I did have to grab the tissues a few times. And the very last sentence of this book left me with a big ole “WTF Mr. Crouch”. Loved this series and can’t wait for the TV series!!

    Disclaimer:
    I purchased this book from Audible.com and this review is my own opinion and not a paid review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    Overall
    (1350)
    Performance
    (1235)
    Story
    (1232)

    Gigi is no longer an innocent teen. All grown up and looking for love, her family and friends worry she'll go for the sexy, alluring vampire instead of a nice, safe human. But sexy and alluring, with a penchant for biting, could be just what Gigi wants...

    Rae says: "More Twilight than Half Moon Hollow"
    "Hilariously Great"
    Overall
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    Would you listen to The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire again? Why?

    Yes, yes I would


    What other book might you compare The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire to and why?

    Other Half Moon Hallow books.


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

    Amanda brings AMANDA!!!! She is just flat out great. I could not think of a better way to read Molly's awesome books.


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

    I wish, day job gets in my way of listening.


    Any additional comments?

    NUMBER OF HEARTS: 5
    REVIEW:
    What is better than a Molly Harper story read by Amanda Ronconi? Uummmm, I can’t think of one thing at the moment. I love everything about the world the Molly has created.
    Gigi has popped up in multiple books in the past that it was so much fun to finally see Gigi all grown up and fighting for what she wants. Even if big sister Iris and her very over protective brother-in-law try to ground her to her room every step of the way.
    But Gigi is just as tough as Iris and Cal has trained her very well. But Gigi just met her match in Mr. Tall Dark and Bitey. (I know right. Mr. Tall, Dark and Bitey. Hahahaha. God I love this book.) But Gigi has a few more problems, like a new job, a new unwanted admirer, a curse and a little battle with some deadly nightshade.

    As always Molly writes an amazingly fun, laugh out loud, “oh my god is that the last page NNNNOOOO’ story. Then you add in Ms. Ronconi and you have an great awesome read. Amanda brings the whole Half Moon Hollow characters to life. I have personally loved every book that these two have collaborated on (and I am already having withdrawals waiting for the next book).

    If you have yet to step into Molly’s world of crazy fun paranormal, sometime deadly, yet always full of laughter and love series. I ask you “why the heck not?”.

    Disclaimer:
    I purchased this audiobook from Audible. This review is my own opinion and not a paid review.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Fury of Obsession

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Coreene Callahan
    • Narrated By Cole Ferguson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (357)
    Performance
    (325)
    Story
    (323)

    Dragon-warrior Venom lives in self-imposed isolation. Cursed by his toxic touch, he is deadly to anyone who has contact with him for too long. Set apart from others and hounded by intense loneliness, he craves the lasting connection he believes he cannot possess. Until a chance encounter with a sultry mortal offers a ray of hope...

    K. Cullen says: "Not up to par"
    "Venom is back!!!"
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    NUMBER OF HEARTS: 4
    REVIEW:
    Venom is the one Dragonfury warrior that never thought he would ever find his mate. Yet a night of going AWOL Venom has done just that. Despite everything thing that make him up he finally found her. But being the hopeless romantic he is, Venom wants to woo Evelyn the way a human would. But that means letting her walk away.
    By walking away, Evelyn just went from the fry pan into the fire.

    Evelyn Foxe has not been have a good couple of months. First she get’s fired, then she finds out that mob is after her because of her mother, and lastly she finds herself doing something she never would have ever thought she would have to do. But when her first John walks through the door there is something, something very strange about this man. Yet, she is drawn to him.
    But she must walk away. Because if she doesn’t walk away right now you may never want to leave him ever.

    Venom!!!! Yay!!! Finally Venom get’s his story.

    I enjoyed Venom story, although I was a little sad that Venom had to share so much of his story with Ivar and Gage. These storylines are important to the series, but I really wanted more of Venom. There were also a few questions and topics that I felt were left unresolved. I am hoping that we will get some closure on these in the next book. Overall, I loved Venom’s story.

    We got a new narrator for Fury of Obsession. This is the first time that I have listened to Cole Ferguson. I will say that at first I was a little confused and sad, mostly because I was use to the old narrator. But after a little bit and a few chapters I started to enjoy Cole. I will say that I think he did Venom perfectly *fans self*. I mean come on Venom is danger wrapped in yummy.

    I am looking forward to the next book in this series and I hope that Cole will continue as the narrator. Question is who is next?

    Disclaimer:
    I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley & Montlake Romance in exchange for an honest review. I also purchases a copy from Audible. This review is my own opinion and not a paid review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bound to Danger: Deadly Ops, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Katie Reus
    • Narrated By Sophie Eastlake
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (59)

    At a benefit dinner, community activist Maria Cervantes overhears two men plotting a terrorist attack that could rock Miami to its core. But before she can alert authorities, she's almost killed in a massive explosion - and wakes up in a hospital with no memory of what happened. As the sole survivor of the attack, she is now a person of interest to the NSA - and especially to Agent Cade O'Reilly. Because Maria is the one woman Cade has never been able to forget.

    Kelly says: "Non-stop"
    "Non-stop"
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    NUMBER OF HEARTS: 4
    REVIEW:
    As I read over my original review of Bound to Danger (below) I find that I loved this book just as much the second time around as I did the first time. But this go around I listened on audio. Sophie Eastlake does a good job of bringing Ms. Reus’ characters to life. My only complaint is that at time the male voice sound a little stuffy. But other than that, I enjoyed the non-stop action of this story.


    Original review: Eight years is a long time to stay away from the one you love. But that is what Cade O’Reilly did and he had his reasons. But when Maira’s name come acrossed the board as needing protection he know that he was the only one that could do it. He will do anything for Maira, except let her go this time. This time he plans to stay, but will Maira want him to after she learns of his secrets?

    Bound to Danger is the second book in Katie Reus’ news Deadly Ops series. Bound to Danger is every bit as good as Targeted (bk 1). From page one there is not stop action. And even in the middle of a life and death situation Katie is able to let our hero & heroine have a great love story.

    Disclaimer:
    I received a complimentary copy of the audiobook from Katie Reus and Audible.com in exchange for an honest review. This review is my own opinion and not a paid review.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Accidental Dragon: Accidentally Paranormal, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Dakota Cassidy
    • Narrated By Meredith Mitchell
    Overall
    (106)
    Performance
    (101)
    Story
    (101)

    Firefighter McAllister "Mick" Malone knows he has a protective streak, especially when it comes to his deceased best friend's sister, Tessa. But after 25 years of verbal sparring, Mick can't help but notice that their recent arguments have started to feel a lot like foreplay. And while Tessa knows exactly what to say to get him going, Mick is thrown for a loop when he actually starts breathing fire.

    Nicole says: "Gret series"
    "Jump into the fire."
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    NUMBER OF HEARTS: 4 1/2
    REVIEW:
    Oh man!! It has been a wild ride over the last nine books, but I am finally catch up with Ms. Cassidy’s Accidentals Series. And already looking forward to the next adventure. In Accidentally Dragon we get all the normal cast of characters (Nina, Wanda & Marty) plus we get to see a little bit of each of the other characters (Darrel, Arch, Casey, Katie, Jeanine and the all the boys). And of course we get our newest Accidentals Mick and Tessa.
    I loved Mick and Tessa. Loved how this story opens with Mick catching Tessa’s store on fire. Oops. Loved to see these two dance around each other. It was heartbreaking to learn the reason it took Mick & Tessa so long to get along. And oh my goodness baby dragon. Love love love little Noah!!
    I so can’t wait for the next installment in this series. I can’t wait to see how much softer Nina can be (the ooey gooey marshmallow that she is).
    As always Ms. Mitchell does an amazing job of bring these character to life and telling the stories that keep me coming back for more.
    If you have not started this series. You really should! It is fun, snarky and full of awesomeness!!

    Disclaimer:
    I purchased a copy of this audiobook from Audible.com I also received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley & PENGUIN GROUP Berkley, NAL / Signet Romance, DAW in exchange for an honest review. This review is my own opinion and not a paid review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Accidental Werewolf 2: Something About Harry: Accidentally Paranormal, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Dakota Cassidy
    • Narrated By Meredith Mitchell
    Overall
    (91)
    Performance
    (83)
    Story
    (84)

    Accountant Harry Ralph Emerson has always been a by-the-numbers kind of guy. But when he finds himself trapped at work sprouting an obscene amount of hair, he knows his odds for maintaining normalcy are zero to none. After a frantic Internet search, Harry goes through the OOPS - Out in the Open Paranormal Support - checklist and comes to a disheartening conclusion: He's turning into a werewolf and needs help ASAP.

    Kelly says: "SuperAwesome as always"
    "SuperAwesome as always"
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    NUMBER OF HEARTS: 5
    REVIEW:
    Mara Flaherty wants one thing. Well really she wants two, but the second thing will never come true after what she did at the christmas party last year. So back to only wanting one thing. A baby. So what does any brain beauty due? Why create a baby making formula. Only one problem. Mara didn’t drink it. Oh NO... that honor went to the number 2 thing that Mara wants. The hunky, brainy, totally not into Mara and very human Harry Emerson. One problem. Harry is no longer human. Oops.....

    Another great story from Ms. Cassidy. And great narration by Ms. Mitchell. These two are a great combination. Ms. Cassidy with her witty, always with the funny, yet can bring me to tears stories. And Ms. Mitchell nailing every character to a T with how they should sound. I am so happy that I started this series on audio. I am looking forward to the next book in this series. Yay a Dragon :) Can’t wait to start.

    Disclaimer:
    I purchased this audio book from Audible.com and this review is my own opinion and not a paid review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Accidental Genie: Accidentally Paranormal, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Dakota Cassidy
    • Narrated By Meredith Mitchell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (110)
    Performance
    (99)
    Story
    (99)

    Jeannie Carlyle is a caterer extraordinaire, more than ready to handle any challenge thrown at her. But when her client asks her to open up a rare bottle of gin for a party, Jeannie is shocked when a guy in poofy pants pops out and she gets sucked inside. Trapped in the bottle, Jeannie does the only thing she can think of and uses her cell phone to search the term paranormal and finds the number for OOPS - Out in the Open Paranormal Support.

    Amazon Customer says: "good story"
    "I want to be a Genie!!"
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    NUMBER OF HEARTS: 5
    REVIEW:
    Dear Ms. Dakota,
    Thank you so very much for making me cry, laugh, cringe and have a major case of anxiety. You wrote yet another great Accidental story. But let me just tell you how much I hate when a certain person kept getting the upper hand. Oh did I die just a little. Ugggg!!!!!
    But I still love you and can not wait for the next adventure into the Accidentals. Oh and what you did to Nina!!! Priceless!!! Pure genius!!!! Or should I say GENIEUS!!!! Is that a word? Oh who cares!! Loved it!!!
    Loved Jeanie. Loved Sloan!!!! Loved it all!!!!
    Thanks for a great story,
    Me.

    And as always Ms. Mitchell does an amazing job of bring this rag tag crew to life for me. Keep up the awesome work Meredith.

    On to the next adventure!!!!!!

    Disclaimer:
    I purchased this audio book from Audible.com and this review is my own opinion and not a paid review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Accidentally Dead, Again: Accidentally Paranormal, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Dakota Cassidy
    • Narrated By Meredith Mitchell
    Overall
    (110)
    Performance
    (100)
    Story
    (101)

    After a wild work-sponsored Halloween party, entomologist Sam McLean wakes up with a spotty memory-and a pointy set of fangs. Sam's one-night stand wasn't just dressed as a vampire; she had the bite to match. Somehow, Sam's unconscious body ends up at the OOPS office, where paranormal crisis counselors Nina, Marty, and Wanda give him the down-low on accidentally becoming a creature of the night.

    Ann says: "A lot of good laughs"
    "Fun, Snarky and Nina gets schooled"
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    NUMBER OF HEARTS: 4
    REVIEW:
    Another fun Accidentals story. I really liked the twists and turns in this story. I loved all the names that Nina calls Phoebe. I loved that Phoebe is a more well put together Nina. It was great to finally see someone stand up to Nina. I think Nina finally found her match in her little sister. I loved Sam!!! Sam the bug guy is great. No matter what secrets he is hiding or way Sam is a great guy.
    As always Ms. Cassidy writes a fun, snarky, I think my ears will never be the same after listening to Nina and everything will be okay story. Loved it!!
    Ms. Mitchell does a great job as always narrating the Accidental series. I love that it is so easy to know who is talking. Loved it.
    Looking forward to the next book in this series.

    Disclaimer:
    I purchased this audiobook from Audible.com and this review is my own opinion and not a paid review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Accidentally Catty: Accidentally Paranormal, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Dakota Cassidy
    • Narrated By Meredith Mitchell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (150)
    Performance
    (142)
    Story
    (143)

    Katie Woods never thought that she'd be forty-one, divorced, and thrust back into the dating world. To start fresh, Katie uproots her veterinary practice to upstate New York - not exactly the hottest dating scene on the planet. But when an unconscious cougar appears at her clinic, Katie's newly single life gets a much needed jolt of the supernatural kind. After Katie examines the cougar and leaves him caged overnight, she's shocked to find a big strapping specimen of young, hot man in its place.

    Pamela says: "I really enjoyed the book..."
    "Another fun read!!!"
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    NUMBER OF HEARTS: 4
    REVIEW:
    The last thing that Dr. Woods ever expected to find on her doorstep is a cougar. But when said cougar scratches her strange things start happening. To make matters worse Katie’s lovely assistant has called OOPS for help. What is OOPS you say? You will need to pick up a copy of Accidentally Catty to find out. But in the mean time Dr. Katie Woods just learned that she is a cougar shifter and the person responsible is not only a cougar but a very naked and yummy man locked in one of her crates. Let the chaos ensue.

    Another fun book from Ms. Cassidy. Ms Cassidy can never let her Accidentals have a simple time of things. I loved Katie & Shaw. They are both stubborn and have a wicked sense of humor. We get to see all the other Accidentals too. Wanda and Nina play a huge roll in this book.

    And as always Ms. Mitchell does a great job bring the characters to life. And Shaw so dreaming. Thank you Ms. Mitchell for doing such a great job with Shaw. On to the next one :)

    Disclaimer:
    I purchased this audiobook from Audible and this review is my own opinion and not a paid review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Accidentally Demonic: Accidentally Paranormal, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Dakota Cassidy
    • Narrated By Meredith Mitchell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (143)
    Performance
    (133)
    Story
    (133)

    When mild-mannered Casey Schwartz wakes up in jail, she has no memory of how she got there. But after her sister Wanda bails her out, Casey has more to deal with than a foggy memory - like abrupt mood swings and fireballs shooting from her fingertips. But things really head south when a vampire shows up on her doorstep.

    Anne says: "Way Too Predictable..."
    "Another fun story"
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    NUMBER OF HEARTS: 4
    REVIEW:
    In Accidentally Demonic we get to finally met Wanda long lost sister Casey. Unfortunately it begins with Casey calling Wanda from jail. But that is just the beginning of Casey’s problems. Seems Casey has a little problem with fireballs, floating, horns and a very hot vampire.

    Clayton has been living a lie for years. Okay more like centuries. But when he thinks has a way to rid himself of his demons he jumps at it. Sadly, things didn't go according to plan. Now Clay’s problems include the cute Casey Schwartz.

    Another fun book from Ms. Cassidy. I really liked Casey and Clay’s story. At times the story was a little slow. And there were a few times that I thought to myself “What why is this happening?” or “When did that rule change?” But as the story went on I did get my questions answered. Looking forward to the next story in this series.

    As always Ms. Mitchell does a great job. My only issue with this audio version was there was a lot of yelling that does not translate very well.

    Disclaimer:
    I purchased this audiobook from Audible.com and this review is my own opinion and not a paid review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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