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BOSTON MA, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Submit to Desire

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 50 mins)
    • By Tiffany Reisz
    • Narrated By Montana Chase
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (111)
    Performance
    (101)
    Story
    (104)

    Charlotte Brand is tired of dull boyfriends and boring sex. Kingsley Edge, who owns clubs rumored to supply more than just cocktails, seems just the man to revive her: intense, sophisticated ... and looking for a submissive he can train for an elite client. Charlotte is seduced by the offer... and by Kingsley himself. Soon they are engaged in a series of lessons that test her darkest desires. But when their training is over, will Charlotte be ready to let him go?

    Mel says: "Um. So who was it?"
    "Um. So who was it?"
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    I have to tell you that I did enjoy this story. Who doesn't love a submissive "coming out" story? I know I do. However, I was deeply dissapointed in not finding out who Charlie's 'client' was... am I to assume KING was the man?

    I didn't know that this was a prequel to a series. I wish Audible had placed that bit of info with the title. If I had known, I would have read it AFTER the 3 books in the series.

    As it stands, I was entertained. I thought Montana Chases' voice was plesant enough. Altough she has a HORRENDOUS French accent that left me cringing at times.

    I'd like to think that Charlie continues to enjoy her submissive lifestyle, but since the end came so fast and didn't give me an answer, I'm left annoyed.

    I sincerely hope the series books don't end like this...

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Fire Inside

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Dawn Douglas
    • Narrated By Randy Fuller
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    After 10 years as an active-duty marine, Captain Eric Ramos is rejoining civilian life. His first job is chauffeuring, assisting, and generally keeping track of NBA young gun Tyler Haley. Tyler's had a rough few months, and his team owner is convinced he needs some hand-holding if he's going to keep delivering wins for the St. Louis Fire Foxes.

    Mel says: "m/m version of "The Bodyguard"..."
    "m/m version of "The Bodyguard"..."
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    This was an OK read. I enjoyed the friendship morphing into love aspect of the story, but the plot and characters weren't dynamic enough to give me pause, or draw me in. similarly, the story line.. the traumatic past... well, all in all, it wasnt far fetched per se, but it certainly wasn't believable. And for some reason I just couldn't get over the idea that anyone so stunted by negative, hurtful, and harmful reactions to one's sexual preferences from sn early age in life-- abandonment issues much!-- could be so "easily turned off" after one, albeit comfortable, conversation.... nothing in life is ever THAT simple. So, not the worst listen, but certainly not a great listen. save your credits and cash!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fighting Instinct: L'Ange, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Mary Calmes
    • Narrated By Tristan James
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (35)

    Only a privileged few know L'Ange's head of security, Arman de Soto, is a shifter, and even fewer know he's been systematically killing off a pack of werewolves. The reason for this vengeance is a secret Arman trusts with no one, quite the opposite of his obvious longtime pursuit of the chateau's overseer, Linus Hobbes. Despite Arman's reputation as a loner, the only thing he needs to complete his life is Linus. Predator and prey just don't mix, but Arman won't give him up.

    Mel says: "goddamn AWESOME applesauce"
    "goddamn AWESOME applesauce"
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    I cannot stress how much I LOVE Armand DeSoto. He is a phenomenal beast. I'm always entertained with Mary Calmes, but this story entertained, enlightened, and engulfed me with delight. Armand is gruff, blunt, and everything I wanted in a character. I'm no soldier, but I have the same moral code, and I agreed with everything he said and did. Never have I read a story where a character went against every "hero" standard known to man. Fu#$ken phenomenal. FINALLY. I couldn't get enough. I loved the man, loved the beast he embodies, and I will never, ever, EVER find a character so invigorating. THIS is why Calmes is on top. She gives us more with each page. "Better than yours", "that's the name of my clan." Oh yeah... Calmes stories will ALWAYS be better than yours. I simply cannot get enough... and I wouldn't want to. Flawless.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Boy with the Painful Tattoo: Holmes & Moriarity, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Josh Lanyon
    • Narrated By Kevin R. Free
    Overall
    (98)
    Performance
    (94)
    Story
    (94)

    It's moving day at Chez Holmes. Somehow, against Kit's better instincts, he and J.X. are setting up house together. But while J.X. is off at a writing conference, Kit unpacks a crate that should contain either old books or new china. It doesn't. Within the mounds of Styrofoam popcorn is a dead body. A very dead body. There goes the neighborhood.

    HaloLove says: "LOL! Gotta Love Kit's Character!!!"
    "I love Kit forever and ever."
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    Seriously. I can't get enough of Kit!! His whit and humour kill me. I love how insecure he feels about some things, and how confident he feels in other things. He feels so real to me! The "top/bottom" scene was one of my absolute favs. Our perception of how the world sees us is very relevant, and as usual, Josh Lanyon, frames this scenario oh so well. ( I <3 you Josh Lanyon!) I appreciate Kit's detective abilities, and his knack for solving a good mystery. While JX has a certain appeal, Kit always comes out on top, which is probably why any additional book in the series will be on my " must get" list. Fantastic listen and read. Bravo.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Newton's Laws of Attraction

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By M.J. O'Shea
    • Narrated By George Somerset
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    Rory was Ben's oldest and best friend until senior year of high school, when they confessed they'd harbored feelings for each other all along. They enjoyed only a few months of happiness until Ben chose closeted popularity over true love.... and he's regretted it ever since.

    Mel says: "payback the one you love."
    "payback the one you love."
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    I liked this story because everyone deserves at least one chance to fix a wrong. It took Rory a bit longer than I would have hoped, but in the end we got out HEA. I wish there had been an epilogue though....

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Where He Ends and I Begin: Home Series

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Cardeno C.
    • Narrated By Sean Crisden
    Overall
    (139)
    Performance
    (126)
    Story
    (130)

    Jake Owens, aggressive, physical, blunt and brave, is a football hero turned city cop. Nate Richardson, his best friend since before forever, is thoughtful, quiet, and kind, a brilliant doctor who has always known who he is and that Jake is the love of his life - and loyal, courageous, straight Jake has never had a clue. But Jake has been nursing his own case of the unrequiteds, and he’s never been as straight as Nate assumes. Nate may think their passionate explosion is a fluke, a result of too much closeness for too long, but Jake is bound and determined to prove to him otherwise.

    Donald says: "Predictable, yet enjoyable..."
    "a forever kind of love"
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    I loved this book !! He completes him!! I want more! gimme gimme gimme gimme

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Blame It on the Mistletoe

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Eli Easton
    • Narrated By Jason Frazier
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (113)
    Performance
    (112)
    Story
    (111)

    When physics grad student Fielding Monroe and skirt-chaser and football player Mick Colman become college housemates, they're both in for a whole new education. Mick looks out for the absent-minded genius, and he helps Fielding clean up his appearance and discover all the silly pleasures his strict upbringing as a child prodigy denied him. They become best friends. It's all well and good until they run into a cheerleader who calls Mick the “best kisser on campus”.

    Morgan A Skye says: "Best Narration MM Book Ever"
    "Blame it on having a believable storyline"
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    I loved this story. I think this is my 5th time listening to it. Im a huge fan of romance, especially during the holidays. Mick's fears were well versed and honest. Fielding was just too darn cute. Anyone who reads/listens to this story and doesn't root for them as a couple just doesn't believe in christmas magic. I was hooked from the beginning, and can honestly admit that I wanted more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shy

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By John Inman
    • Narrated By Tommy O'Brien
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (50)

    Dating is hard enough. Throw in an incontinent Chihuahua, an unrequited love affair, a severe case of social anxiety disorder, a dying father, and a man-eating hog, and it becomes darned near impossible. Still, it takes two to tango - and when Tom Morgan, a mild-mannered assistant bank manager with a debilitating case of shyness, meets Frank Wells, who is straight off the farm and even shyer than he is, sparks start flying.

    Stephon says: "Great Story"
    "Overcoming shyness with good lovin'... on a farm"
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    I don't think I have ever laughed so hard in my life. This book was fantastic. I am a sucker for anything funny, throw in a decent plot, and entertaining characters, and I'm hooked. Oh Tom and Frank, I don't know where to begin. I just think they both are utterly adorable. I can't recount the number of memorable moments that lightened my heart, or made me bust a gut. I LOVE FLAWED CHARACTERS. And these two were flawed beyond belief, but in cute, and meaningful ways. Another thing I loved about this book was the idea of comfort... we're always feeling our best when we're comforted by the familiar and such... So when someone who's very UNcomfortable stepping out of their comfort zone, is thrust into an environment WAY beyond his comfort zone, with a jerk named Stanley (I HATE that name. HA) it's bound for some hilarity.

    I have to say I wanted more. Thanks John.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Body & Soul: PsyCop, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Jordan Castillo Price
    • Narrated By Gomez Pugh
    Overall
    (99)
    Performance
    (96)
    Story
    (96)

    Thanksgiving can't end too soon for Victor Bayne, who's finding Jacob's family hard to swallow. Luckily, he's called back to work to track down a high-profile missing person. Meanwhile, Jacob tries to find a home they can move into that's not infested - with either cockroaches or ghosts. As if the house-hunting isn't stressful enough, Vic's new partner Bob Zigler doesn't seem to think he can do anything right.

    Elfinsong says: "A favourite book brought to life. Superb!"
    "Home Sweet Home"
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    I loved Book 3! THANK YOU JORDAN CASTILLO PRICE! I'm really enjoying this series. Vic makes me laugh. However dorky this sounds, I so wish he was a real person that I could befriend. I'm always entertained with how he sees himself vs. how Jacob sees him. I love that Jacob loves him unconditionally. That scene in the hallway... it blows my mind. And I can see how loving someone so much... lets you give them the 'freedom' to do things you would never, ever agree to otherwise. Oh Jacob.

    The ending of this book left me happy... that's not always the case when reading/listening to a murder mystery, but I'm in my happy place... all snuggled up. Can't wait for book 4...

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Blue Mountain: Pack Collection, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Cardeno C.
    • Narrated By Sean Crisden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (86)
    Story
    (86)

    Exiled by his pack as a teen, Omega wolf Simon Moorehead learns to bury his gentle nature in the interest of survival. When a hulking, rough-faced Alpha catches Simon on pack territory, he tries to escape what he’s sure will be imminent death. But instead of killing him, the Alpha takes Simon home. A man of action, Mitch Grant uproots his life to support his brother in leading the Blue Mountain pack. Mitch lives on the periphery, quietly protecting everyone, but always alone.

    Donald says: "Loved it, too short..."
    "A pack of 2."
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    I'm always a fan of Cardeno C. I love stories about true mates, so this was a fun treat for me. I really appreciated Mitch's patience. It reminded me of all the little intimacies a couple experiences that don't involve sex. Poor Simon. He'd been through a lot and I think that anyone who experiences such tough life experiences deserves a happy ending.

    On a side note:
    I'm a bit upset because I didn't realize that Cardeno C. is giving audio books away to certain brand new readers for reviews.Here I am an audible/ amazon loyal member for years, posting reviews, not engaging in piracy, spending my own money to buy ebooks/audios, and providing honest reviews without receiving gifts. This is frustrating me.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • McFarland's Farm: Hope, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Cardeno C.
    • Narrated By Paul Morey
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (63)
    Story
    (64)

    Wealthy, attractive Lucas Reika treats life like a party, moving from bar to bar and man to man. Thumbing his nose at his restaurateur father's demand that he earn his keep, Lucas instead seduces a valued employee in the kitchen of their flagship restaurant, earning himself an ultimatum: lose access to his father's money or stay in the middle of nowhere with a man he has secretly lusted over from afar.

    Mel says: "Rich boy from the city and his big,solid Farmer"
    "Rich boy from the city and his big,solid Farmer"
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    The story has been done before, but I always enjoy Cardeno C. writing. Its a cute novella about a pretty, rich, 'bad' boy who did a little too much bad, and of course gets the 'no money until you shape up', and gets sent off to his sister's ex hubby's farm... and we all know what happens. HEA. Of course. It's a fun listen. And less than $5... Plus I have always enjoyed Paul Morley, so it's worth it... enjoy.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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