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Maria

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  • The Many Sins of Lord Cameron: Highland Pleasures, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Jennifer Ashley
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (704)
    Performance
    (656)
    Story
    (661)

    A renowned rake, Cameron Mackenzie doesn't care if Ainsley Douglas has a virtuous excuse for sneaking around his bedchamber. He only cares that she's at his mercy. One kiss at a time, he plans to seduce her. But what starts out as a lusty diversion may break Cam's own rules.

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: "Oh what a Highland Pleasure"
    "You'll Listen over and over Again!"
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    Where does The Many Sins of Lord Cameron rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Absolutely in the tops. I'm a relative newcomer to the Romance genre however, this series is delightful, well written and compelling. You feel for the characters and become easily involved in the storyline.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Cameron. He's rough around the edges but with good reason. A lost boy who finds his way to love.


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

    She captures the flavor of the time period and her vocal expertise helps you track the various characters. Listening to her is a dream. She's a true pro--accents and all. Superb.


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

    Probably when the true story of his demented wife comes to light. Cameron is proud but has sacrificed much to save his son. All of the Lords have had nightmare childhoods with a tyrant for a father, Cameron escaped much of that but was saddled with a cray-cray sex addicted suicidal wife. The truth about her misdeeds towards her child were shocking.


    Any additional comments?

    I seriously listen to this series over and over again. Simply enjoyed it immensely.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • His Wicked Reputation

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Madeline Hunter
    • Narrated By Mary Jane Wells
    Overall
    (57)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (53)

    Gareth Fitzallen is celebrated for four things: his handsome face, his notable charm, his aristocratic connections, and an ability to give the kind of pleasure that has women begging for more. Normally he bestows his talents on experienced, worldly women. But when he heads to Langdon's End to restore a property he inherited - and to investigate a massive art theft - he lays plans to seduce a most unlikely lady.

    Jonna says: "Surprisingly good!"
    "Wickedly Well written"
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    This is my first book by Madeline Hunter and it provided a captivating storyline with just enough sensual appeal read with delightful expertise. Well worth the credit as it offers a quick pace and enticing look into a woman discovering and fulfilling her desires with a man who has unlimited bedroom expertise. True the storyline is very familiar but I found it surprisingly fun and well written.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Manwhore

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Katy Evans
    • Narrated By Grace Grant
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (484)
    Performance
    (442)
    Story
    (444)

    The first in a sexy new series by Katy Evans, New York Times best-selling author of the REAL series... This is the story I’ve been waiting for all my life, and its name is Malcolm Kyle Preston Logan Saint. Don’t be fooled by that last name, though. There’s nothing holy about the man except the hell his parties raise. The hottest entrepreneur Chicago has ever known, he’s a man’s man with too much money to spend and too many women vying for his attention.

    CAROLYN says: "C A U T I O N ........ DO NOT MISS THIS BOOK"
    "OH NO YOU DIDN'T!"
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    Really?! Seriously?! The TBC ending just killed it for me. I'm so molded that it's affecting the rating. Sorely predictable...except for the ending. Support characters were one dimensional. I'm so over this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • One Night: Denied

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Jodi Ellen Malpas
    • Narrated By Edita Brychta
    Overall
    (285)
    Performance
    (267)
    Story
    (266)

    He's amazingly wealthy, sinfully gorgeous, and can bring her to heights of pleasure she's never before known. For Livy, there's no turning back. She's determined to be the light in Miller Hart's dark world. Yet this new life comes with a steep price... Miller knows that the power he possesses hasn't come without sacrifices - but he won't let Livy be one of them. Though he wants nothing more than to have her in every way, his first duty is to protect her at all costs.

    Joan says: "An Amazing follow up to One Night Promised!"
    "Deny Yourself Nothing!"
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    Riveting from beginning to end...the saga of Miller (good googey moogey can we get a picture of this man?) and "Sweet Girl" Olivia continues. The writing is pure rapture and I kept rewinding to listen over and over again. The dark worlds of Miller and William Anderson have collided but with a life altering affect on our heroine. The final book is already in cue and I'm hoping for the absolute best knowing deep inside that We the readers will not be disappointment. Ms. Malpas! Please put your pen/quill/tablet/Ticandarosa #2 pencil to rapid work and submit another stunning romantic trilogy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Potent Pleasures: The Pleasures Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Eloisa James
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    Overall
    (195)
    Performance
    (169)
    Story
    (171)

    Reckless desire sends Charlotte Daicheston into the garden with a dashing masked stranger. He's powerful and unforgettable, a devastatingly handsome footman who lures her - not against her will - into a grand indiscretion at a masquerade ball. Then he vanishes. Several years later, after Charlotte has made her dazzling debut in London society, they meet again. But the rogue is no footman. He's rich, titled, and he doesn't remember Charlotte. Worse, he's the subject of some scandalous gossip.

    Cynthia says: "A Mind "F" in the Best Possible Way"
    "Sultry read with captivating characters."
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    Eloisa James does it again. The pleasure of listening to her sultry story is indeed potent. The narrator is superb and delivers an outstanding theatrical reading. This story has twists, turns and tears.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Entice: Exquisite Series, #2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Ella Frank
    • Narrated By Mackenzie Cartwright
    Overall
    (94)
    Performance
    (88)
    Story
    (89)

    Dr. Shelly Monroe is a woman who doesn't shy away from going after what she wants, but lately good sex has been hard to find. Shelly's become increasingly frustrated with the men she's been dating and the men she believes are the right choice.Joshua Daniels is certainly not even close to the right choice. In fact, he is exactly the wrong choice. For one thing, he's Mason Langley's best friend and best man. Second, he's too much of a risky complication for Shelly to even consider.

    Suzy says: "Entice"
    "Enticingly Exquisite This Story is Not!"
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    Expected better character development. Oh well. Not certain if this is worthy of a credit. Fairly predictable but enjoyed strength of Joshua. Shelley was a drip and not appealing. Too many descriptions of her eyes, her hair, her...blah, blah. Drama queen with daddy issues. Yawn. Steam-scenes were sadly, the highlights. Narrator sounded bored too. The follow-up to Exquisite -- Entice is not.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Sweet Filthy Boy

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Christina Lauren
    • Narrated By Shayna Thibodeaux
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (837)
    Performance
    (783)
    Story
    (784)

    One-night stands are supposed to be with someone convenient, or wickedly persuasive, or regrettable. They aren’t supposed to be with someone like him. But after a crazy Vegas weekend celebrating her college graduation - and terrified of the future path she knows is a cop-out - Mia Holland makes the wildest decision of her life: follow Ansel Guillaume - her sweet, filthy fling - to France for the summer and just…play.

    Tina says: "LOVED this book!"
    "Sweetly Surrender to this Sexy Showpiece"
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    Surpassed expectations. Adoration for "Frenchie". Hope the series expands. Just the right amount of bringing sexy back to a storyline. BFF's rocked and were written realistically as supportive besty's should be. Pivotal point really came at end when ex-girlfriend emerged. M's. Lauren knows how to write an impactful villain with just a few strokes of the pen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Husband Trap

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Tracy Anne Warren
    • Narrated By Bianca Amato
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1182)
    Performance
    (935)
    Story
    (947)

    Winner of a RITA, a National Readers’ Choice Award, the HOLT Medallion, and the Golden Quill, New York Times best-selling author Tracy Anne Warren is among the most acclaimed and popular Regency romance storytellers. In The Husband Trap, the reserved Lady Violet Brantford agrees to swap identities with her vivacious sister. Before she knows it, she’s married to the Duke of Raeburn, who finds himself pleasantly surprised with his charming new wife.

    SIMARA says: "Passionate and emotional narration..."
    "Romantic Twisted Traps by Entertwining Twins"
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    Where does The Husband Trap rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top third.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This was waaaay better than I thought it was going to be. I could not stop listening.


    Which character – as performed by Bianca Amato – was your favorite?

    Adrian, the Duke. She captured a British peer's subtle humor and sometimes obtuse mannerisms in her portrayal.


    If you could take any character from The Husband Trap out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    The duke and his mama. Sounds like fun and I'm dying to see what this guy would look like in person. His description is fab. The twins-- not so much.


    Any additional comments?

    The writing is very good and draws the listener into the plot. It's written in a very tight style where the action takes place in but a few places, not overly weighed down with descriptions of clothing and residences and other characters. The focus is really on the perspectives of the main characters and I loved how you were inside of their heads; listening to their thoughts, fears and concerns. Well done. I gave it five stars because it was truly enjoyable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Say You Love Me

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Johanna Lindsey
    • Narrated By Michael Page
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (481)
    Performance
    (247)
    Story
    (248)

    Her parents' death has left Kelsey Langton penniless - and responsible for the well-being of her younger sister, Jean. Kelsey knows that the only way to avert their doom is to allow herself to be sold at auction. Resigned to becoming the plaything of a well-heeled gentleman, she gets more than she bargained for.

    XYZPDQ says: "Something Different"
    ""You'll Love to Say You Love Me""
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Of course! I recommend audiobooks all of the time. I'm a relative newbie to the romance and erotic genre however, this book was fun because of all of the characters and the smart twist at the end.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I suppose I favor the male characters like Lord Malory. He's kind hearted and passionate and really is surprised when he falls in love.


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

    Audiobooks are so very entertaining. It's almost like watching a play but your imagination can still be active when it comes to the characters and what they would look like. Audiobooks are the best ever!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The highest bidder becomes the best lover.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beautiful Stranger

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Christina Lauren
    • Narrated By Grace Grant, Jonathan R. Cole
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1364)
    Performance
    (1248)
    Story
    (1245)

    Escaping a cheating ex, finance whiz Sara Dillon's moved to New York City and is looking for excitement and passion without a lot of strings attached. So meeting the irresistible, sexy Brit at a dance club should have meant nothing more than a night's fun. But the manner - and speed - with which he melts her inhibitions turns him from a one-time hookup into her Beautiful Stranger.

    Jordy says: "Delicious!!"
    "Bold Beautiful Brit Bares Body and Soul"
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    If you could sum up Beautiful Stranger in three words, what would they be?

    Exhibitionism Bares Love


    What did you like best about this story?

    Max Stella was so doggone lovable. Scandalous and witty a great friend and the consummate lover.


    Have you listened to any of Grace Grant and Jonathan R. Cole ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This story line was better than Beautiful Bastard, which got a little one dimensional.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    A Beautiful Stranger is waiting for you to show your true self.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lady Isabella's Scandalous Marriage: Highland Pleasures, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Jennifer Ashley
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (740)
    Performance
    (693)
    Story
    (691)

    Lady Isabella Scranton scandalized London by leaving her husband, notorious artist Lord Mac Mackenzie, after only three turbulent years of marriage. But Mac has a few tricks to get the Lady back in his life, and more importantly, back into his bed.

    CAROLYN says: "REALLY GREAT LISTEN & VERY ENJOYABLE"
    "What in the World is Isabella Waiting For?"
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    Where does Lady Isabella's Scandalous Marriage rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's in the top ten at least, although within the series, I'd be pressed to make it third or fourth. I grew a little tired of her resistance even though her Mack was a drunken brat at one time.


    What other book might you compare Lady Isabella's Scandalous Marriage to and why?

    Some of Sylvia Day's period pieces have a female protagonist who resists the charms of a scoundrel man she'll ultimately wind up in bed with and wedded to. The storyline is familiar but I adore the brothers in this series. Ian, Cameron and Hart are worth the read and listen to.


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

    Superb. Excellent technique. She eases the listener through the maze of characters.


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

    Not really but perhaps over a weekend, with some breaks. Worth the credit. Amen!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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