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  • Days of Blood & Starlight

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Laini Taylor
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    Overall
    (958)
    Performance
    (873)
    Story
    (881)

    In this stunning sequel to the highly acclaimed Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Karou must come to terms with who and what she is, and how far she'll go to avenge her people. Filled with heartbreak and beauty, mysteries and secrets, new characters and old favorites, Days of Blood and Starlight brings the richness, color and intensity of the first book to a brand new canvas.

    Katheryne says: "No Sophomore Slump here...Just wow!"
    "Found a new favorite narrator"
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    I wasn't sure if it was possible, but damn, this book was just as good or BETTER than the first book, Daughter of Smoke & Bone. The saga continues between the fight of Angels and Demons. Both sides are fighting really dirty, as a war of over 1000 years would be. At the end of the first book I was left completely broken hearted and didn't know where Laini Taylor would take this story. Oh a story she did indeed.
    I must say again, the narrator is phenomenal. She had different unique voice for every character which made it much easier to listen to the story. It made the story more interesting, if possible.

    I have to say, which I didn't before, I'm super impressed by the author, Laini Taylor. In her method of writing, she again is able to change points of view between characters, change tenses and it just FLOWS. She makes it seem so easy, but I know a lot of other authors would have had me totally confused. Like Quentin Tarantino directing Pulp Fiction, she writes a scene and the reader isn't sure what happened to have gotten there. Then she slowly fills in the blanks and never without twists, turns and surprises.

    I'll try and stop my ranting now! Zuzana, Karou's best friend is still in this one. She plays a larger role in this one and we are able to hear her POV more often. She is still funny and witty as ever. I totally love her!
    Karou has been through a lot. She's still processing everything that happened in book 1. And just like the first book, there is SO much that happens in this book. I believe it was longer than the first which is saying something, since I thought that one was long. It feels like an epic fantasy novel, so indepth, so many different things happening at once. I LOVED IT!!

    Surprises, betrayal, heart break, are some of the feelings I went through in this book. Along with feelings of hurt, disgust, love and amazement. I was definitely talking out loud in certain scenes of this book, since it was the audiobook it was a lot of 'HELL YEAH' and 'That's RIGHT'.

    The end of this book is still left open for the next book, but it gives me more HOPE then the ending of the last. Karou and Akiva are in a slight better position and I hope they continue to work on their relationship and continue fighting to end the war.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Professional: Part 3: The Game Maker Series

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Kresley Cole
    • Narrated By Kimberly Alexis
    Overall
    (286)
    Performance
    (263)
    Story
    (263)

    Mafia enforcer Aleksandr "The Siberian" Sevastyan's loyalty to his boss is unwavering, until he meets the boss’s long-lost daughter, a curvy, tantalizing redhead who haunts his mind and heats his blood like no other. Ordered to protect her, Sevastyan will do anything to possess her as well - on his own wicked terms. PhD student Natalie Porter had barely recovered from her first sight of the breathtakingly gorgeous Sevastyan before the professional hit man whisks her away to Russia, thrusting her into a world of extreme wealth and wanton pleasures.

    Katheryne says: "Get the complete book, skip the serial format"
    "HOT Russian alpha male thug? Yes please!"
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    ** I actually listened to this one in the 3 parts but I will review it all in one.**

    I’ve heard mixed reviews about this first book (parts 1-3). Kresley Cole is one of my all-time favorite authors and an auto-buy for me. I’ve read everything she’s written so I didn’t even have to read the blurb to know that I’ve be trying it. Do I like serials? Ummm…NO! But this is KC, so I was going to try it.

    I’ve confessed before that I don’t read blurbs! I doubt many people do this but it’s a thing of mine. So going blindly into this book I was glad that this one is DIFFERENT. I knew it was erotic but didn’t know much else. Within my first hour of listening I knew I was going to love this book.

    YES it’s VERY erotic and the narrator DEFINITELY gets into this one. LOL! Screaming orgasms from a RUSSIAN man…yeah…narrator did a GREAT job! LOL

    What I liked:

    Setting- This is my first book set in Russian and…
    Foreign hero- This is also my first book with a Russian hero. It was a nice change of pace. Now I have a Russian alpha male to add to my harem. :-)
    BDSM- What can I say I love this $hit!
    Jess and Natalie’s banter and guy-isms- They really had me cracking up and it broke up the seriousness of the BDSM relationship between the h/h.

    What I didn’t like:

    HELLO! Virgin heroine :-( Ugh! (albeit she was really not very virginal at all, lol)
    The ending…I liked it and I didn’t. I wished it wasn’t as rushed BUT I do like that we finally got some insight into Sevastyan’s background.

    I’m left confused a little though…is there a next book? It seemed wrapped up pretty tight at the end but Goodreads had it down as Game Maker #1. Hmmm….If there is I will DEFINITELY read/listen to it as I do like the concept of this book. And DAMN can Kresley Cole write some sex scenes. LOVE HER!!!

    Narration: Kimberly Alexis is a new to me narrator. I thought she did amazingly well. As one of the main characters (hero) is Russian and spoke some Russian she had to have the accent and pronunciations down correctly. I’m no Russian expert but her accent sounded great. Even when Russian words were spoken they sounded great. I would love to know if she truly said them correctly in the right dialect but all in all she was very believable. I would definitely listen to more of her work.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Before Jamaica Lane: On Dublin Street

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Samantha Young
    • Narrated By Lee Angel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (592)
    Performance
    (549)
    Story
    (551)

    The follow-up to the runaway bestsellers On Dublin Street and Down London Road. Despite her outgoing demeanor, Olivia is painfully insecure around the opposite sex - usually, she can't get up the nerve to approach guys she's interested in. But moving to Edinburgh has given her a new start, and, after she develops a crush on a sexy postgrad, she decides it's time to push past her fears and go after what she wants. Nate Sawyer is a gorgeous player who never commits, but to his close friends, he's as loyal as they come.

    Leesa says: "Keep getting better!!!"
    "One HOT installment, just keeps getting better!"
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    I very much enjoyed the last 2 books in this series and I’m not quite sure why I didn’t just JUMP right into this one.

    The theme of this story wasn’t very original, as I’ve read other books that had similar ways of getting hero and heroine together BUT I thought this one was well done. I love that these two were such great friends before anything happened between them. It made the sexual tension that much more intense. On top of that I love the cute banter they had with each other that came from their friendship and closeness. They both have also dealing with similar issues in grieving loved ones which brought them THAT much closer together.

    There was NEVER a question of WHY Nate and Olivia were together it was always WHY it hadn’t happened already. These two were so compatible that it was just one of those inevitable things.

    Nate was so cute. I loved his dirty talk, sexiness as he would whisper in Liv’s ears and how sweet he was to her. Olivia reminds me a little of me, she was like one of the guys at times. I used (before DH) to have TONS of guy friends that I can totally relate. Olivia was smart, witty and caring and I loved that about her.

    There was also a wee bit of side story or continuation from the previous stories that was kind of nice too. It’s always nice to see past couples together and getting little slices of their lives after their HEA.

    I can’t wait to continue reading/listening to this series, the writing is stellar and combined with great narration it’s definitely worth your time to listen to this series.

    Narration: This series is strange in that all 3 books so far have had different narrators. Ironically enough they’ve ALL been great. Angelica Lee was great with her Scottish accents and very distinct with each of her voices. Her male voices were great, low and sexy. I would definitely listen to more from her.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Feral Sins: Phoenix Pack, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Suzanne Wright
    • Narrated By Jill Redfield
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1914)
    Performance
    (1768)
    Story
    (1786)

    Taryn Warner is a wolf shifter with extraordinary healing skills - and serious problems. First, her father is determined that she mate for life with a wolf shifter named Roscoe Weston, whom the feisty Taryn can’t stand. To make matters worse, she’s also been kidnapped by Trey Coleman, a dangerous alpha male from another pack. And as much as she wants to resist Trey, Taryn is incredibly, maddeningly attracted to him.

    Paige says: "Surprised they didn't check my ID"
    "Pleasantly surprised and sexy! Why did I wait?"
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    I bought this audio during one of Audible’s sales and got a really good deal on it. Several other friends have heard this one and LOVED it and for some reason I STILL hadn’t started it. Well shame on ME!!

    Feral Sins is a werewolf shifter novel. The books started out with a BANG. Taryn having been drugged an dragged to places unknown. Upon meeting each other the chemistry started between Taryn and Trey. Trey is one SEXY ALPHA!! Taryn is one smart mouthed bitch of an alpha female and they are a great match. It was nice to get back to a shifter/PNR book as I haven’t read nor listened to one in a long time. This one was very refreshing.

    I don’t have many complaints except I thought the book was a little longer than it needed to be AND I thought some of Taryn’s humor was a little over the top. Coming from ME, the sarcastic person that I am, I thought some of her antics were just too much. I understood making Trey fight her for dominance in the bedroom but calling him all sorts of weird crazy names mid-act was just a little weird.

    Most of the sexy scenes were SMOKING HOT and I loved Trey’s dominant alpha self in the bedroom. I also enjoyed his dirty talk! Yum!

    I’m ready to dive into the next book NOW! :-)

    Narrator: Jill did a great job. All her voices were very distinct. There’s a lot of characters in this book and I was able to tell the difference between everyone based on her voice. Her male voices were great as well as her voice for Greta the great grandmother. I look forward to hearing more from Jill in this series and others.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dreams of Gods & Monsters: Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Laini Taylor
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (406)
    Performance
    (382)
    Story
    (380)

    In this thrilling conclusion to the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, Karou is still not ready to forgive Akiva for killing the only family she's ever known. When a brutal angel army trespasses into the human world, Karou and Akiva must ally their enemy armies against the threat--and against larger dangers that loom on the horizon. They begin to hope that it might forge a way forward for their people. And, perhaps, for themselves--maybe even toward love.

    Rosemary says: "not with a bang, but a whimper"
    "Amazing narrator but mediocre last book"
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    Ok…I’m not gonna lie, this book was tough for me to get through. I finished reading book 2, Days of Blood and Startlight, on January 12, 2013. Yes, over a year ago. Needless to say with this HUGE cast of characters I was LOST! There really isn’t any recap at all to speak of, just kind of throw into the story again. MAYBE I should have re-read (re-listened) to the last book but I rarely (okay never) do that. Of course since I was kind of lost it didn’t help when there were SO MANY POV changes. LOL! I’d figure out what’s going on then get lost again. UGH!

    Anyways…I figured I’d get that out.

    I’ve seen other reviews complete there was just too much going on in this book and I would completely agree. There were new characters that I wasn’t invested in. Then as I’m not really caring for them BAM something major happens to that character and they are part of a HUGE plot point. My head is still reeling and more happens and then more. There was never any downtime at all. Poor Karou and Akiva barely had anytime together with all the mess that was happening in their lives.

    My favorite thing in this book is Karou’s bff, Zuzana. She never fails to make me laugh and breaks up the seriousness of the situation in the book.

    I liked that Akiva and Karou had their HEA after EVERYTHING they’ve gone through but the journey was just TOO much I guess.

    I thought this book was going to end at least twice…but then it continued and then continued and then continued. This is one of those books that I just thought was WAY TOO long. I really wanted to like this one more. :-(

    Narrator Note: As I stated in the last two books in this series, Khristine Hvam is an AMAZING narrator! Her voice for Razgot is SOOOOO good I’m in aww every time I hear it. I can’t wait to hear more from her.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Reaper's Legacy: Reaper's MC, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Joanna Wylde
    • Narrated By Tatiana Sokolov, Todd Haberkorn
    Overall
    (455)
    Performance
    (421)
    Story
    (425)

    Eight years ago, Sophie gave her heart - and her virginity - to Zach Barrett on a night that couldn't have been less romantic or more embarrassing. Zach's stepbrother, a steely-muscled, tattooed biker named Ruger, caught them in the act, getting a peep show of Sophie he's never forgotten. She may have lost her dignity that fateful night, but Sophie also gained something precious - her son Noah. Unfortunately, Zach's a deadbeat dad, leaving Ruger as Noah's only male role model. When he discovers Sophie and his nephew living in near poverty, Ruger takes matters into his own hands.

    Barb says: "Another hot biker!"
    "Wasn't impressed"
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    Unfortunately I really wasn’t too impressed with this installment.

    NARRATION: I try not to start off with narration details, but I feel like I must with this one. This installment had dual narrators, Tatiana Sokolov and Todd Haberkorn. The last book Reaper’s Property was narrated by Stella Bloom. I wish they’d just left her. :-/ The two narrators weren’t horrible but they just didn’t do it for me. I didn’t like the male voices that Tatiana had, they seemed VERY forced. It was like she was trying extra hard to make her voice gravelly and it just didn’t sound great. Horse, Picnic and the other biker guys just sounded dorky. :-( Todd was okay but I guess I just didn’t like his voice either. It didn’t fit for me.

    WHAT I DIDN’T LIKE

    SOPHIE! A leading lady has to be SUPER annoying for me to notice and Sophie was definitely NOTICED! There was a lot of inner monologue going on with Sophie. She wanted Ruger, she didn’t want Ruger, and this went on and on the ENTIRE BOOK.

    Ruger wasn’t the best leading man in my book either. He was like of an ass**** most of the book. Yes he was nice to Sophie and there for her when she needed him but damn he could be mean sometimes.

    WHAT I LIKED

    I liked the interaction with the girls in the MC. I loved how Marie, Dancer, Em and all the ladies were so friendly and welcoming to Sophie. There were several funny moments with them hanging out too.

    Ruger was pretty awesome with Noah and I’m always happy to read about men with kids. I also like how Wylde makes her bikers intelligent (that sounds bad), but they have careers outside of the MC and could survive without the MC. For instance Ruger is a gun smither, lock smith and security expert. Horse (1st books hero) was an accountant I believe.

    WILL I CONTINUE?

    I think I will but the next book will determine yay or nay for the rest of the series.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ignite Me

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Tahereh Mafi
    • Narrated By Kate Simses
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (291)
    Performance
    (267)
    Story
    (269)

    With Omega Point destroyed, Juliette doesn’t know if the rebels, her friends, or even Adam are alive. But that won’t keep her from trying to take down The Reestablishment once and for all. Now she must rely on Warner, the handsome commander of Sector 45. The one person she never thought she could trust. The same person who saved her life. He promises to help Juliette master her powers and save their dying world...but that’s not all he wants with her.

    Marjorie says: "Stunning conclusion!"
    "Had to see this series go"
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    What made the experience of listening to Ignite Me the most enjoyable?

    The narrator is amazing. She had made the stories so much better.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love Warner! :-) I thought Mafi ended the trilogy great.


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

    Her narration, her accents, her voice is what brought this series to live for me. I started off the series in audio and I don't think I would have liked it had I just read it.


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

    Yes, I didn't want it to end.


    Any additional comments?

    If you've enjoyed the series thus far this is definitely worth a credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • In Bed with a Highlander

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Maya Banks
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1314)
    Performance
    (1199)
    Story
    (1211)

    Ewan McCabe, the eldest, is a warrior determined to vanquish his enemy. Now, with the time ripe for battle, his men are ready and Ewan is poised to take back what is his-until a blue-eyed, raven-haired temptress is thrust upon him. Mairin may be the salvation of Ewan's clan, but for a man who dreams only of revenge, matters of the heart are strange territory to conquer.

    marlene says: "Steamy as only a Maya Banks can be!!!"
    "Strong heroine, good start to trilogy"
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    I haven’t read a historical romance is quite sometime (with the except of Kristen Callihan). I always want to go back and read one but somehow they get pushed to the way side. Luckily there was an Audible $4.95 sale and I figured this would be the perfect time. I’m so glad that I did.

    In Bed with a Highlander starts off great. Within 2-3 chapters I was completely invested in this book and didn’t want to stop. There is so much that happens in those first few chapters that really sets the scene for this book.

    Mairin is one tough cookie and was a great heroine in this book. She is the perfect mate for the Ewan. She’s not whiny or prissy. She will take whatever situation she finds herself in and she makes the best of it or she will get out of dodge. She’s a fighter, which I love. I also very much enjoyed how sweet and kind she was to Crispen, (name makes me think of Bones, hehe) Ewan’s 8 year old son.

    Ewan wasn’t ready for Mairin, she completely blind sided him. He’s used to woman just listening to him and not questioning him. Mairin of course did the total opposite. He was firm and tough with Mairin but never crossed the line. Ewan was fair handed, trustworthy and respected by everyone. He was kind to his wife and took very good care of her.

    Mairin and Ewan fell in love quickly. There was great chemistry between the two of them. Their love making scenes were very sweet but also hot. Ewan is a well experienced Scottsman and taught his wife well. :-)

    The conversation between Mairin and the ladies of the McCabe clan were some of the funniest moments of the book. They had to give Mairin some womanly advice about the bedroom that had me giggling out loud when hearing Mairin’s reactions.

    The last Maya Banks book I tried (also audio) I didn’t really like. I could tell though by her writing that she would be great with a historical. I’m glad that I tried her again because I look forward to hearing about the other 2 McCabe brothers.

    Narrator note: Kristen Potter did a great job in this audio. This is my first listen from her and she had the Scottish accent perfectly. She’s a very popular narrator so I’m glad I liked her. Each individual character had their own voice and were very distinct. I look forward to hear more of her work.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Angelfall: Penryn & the End of Days, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Susan Ee
    • Narrated By Caitlin Davies
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (998)
    Performance
    (921)
    Story
    (926)

    It’s been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her 17-year-old sister, Penryn, will do anything to get her back. Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel. Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl. Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they have only each other to rely on for survival.

    Brooke says: "Creep-tastic!"
    "Good narration, story needed work"
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    I have heard RAVE reviews about this book for years. Needless to say I had VERY high hopes for this book. Yes, it’s the audio version. There was a sale for like $2.95 so I just couldn’t pass it up and I got it that way.

    This review is tough to write. Frankly, I was looking to be WOWed and that didn’t happen. I was waiting and waiting and waiting for the FANTASICNESS to appear. The writing is good enough but I found myself just….BORED!! Where was the good stuff? The book didn’t TRULY spark for me until about the 80% mark. Even then…it still didn’t jive for me. That turn in the story is why I gave the book a little more in my rating.

    Penryn (not a fan of the name either) is a 17 year old girl fighting to survive in this new post-apocalyptic world with her mother and sister. Angels have taken over and caused chaos throughout the world. It’s been about six weeks and everyone is just scrapping by. There really wasn’t much explanation in regards to the small details. Zombie apocalypse, crazy infection that kills half the world I could understand why there’s no food or lights, etc. But Angels attacking and congregating in an aerie? Why are their no resources? I don’t know…maybe the next book explains more? I digress…

    MY ISSUES:

    I think my biggest problem is with Penryn. She was a strong woman in one second and a total retard the next. Her personality was just all over the place. She was very contradictory. Yes I understand that she’s only 17, she’s a kid but she acts very mature.

    There is a recurring theme in YA books where the parents are missing in the books. Sometimes it’s explained easily and it’s no biggie. Other times like in THIS case, I didn’t like the absence of her mother. Why? Because her mother is a little crazy, has always been a little paranoid, and believed in demons. Well…Angels have overtaken the world…demons…why not? Penryn continues to treat her mother like CRAP. To top it off, when they get separated…does she go looking for her mother? No. Does she worry about her? Ummm…no. When she sees her mother later on, she doesn’t even act like she cares. Her mother was a burden to her the WHOLE book. This…I DID NOT LIKE!!

    Penryn with Raffe….again DID NOT LIKE! She hated him for being an Angel one minute and then wouldn’t leave his side the other half of the time. She’s a smart girl but yet she continued to believe that Raffe was a bad guy, yet her never tried to kill her and he was fighting other Angels when she saw him for the first time. Doesn’t make sense to me. Why can’t she puzzle this together? He’s clearly not who you think he is.

    Raffe…*annoyed sigh* He was definitely an anti-hero. He was not nice or sweet and I just didn’t have much to latch onto with him. The crazy part is that I usually love the anti-hero. :-/ I didn’t hate him but didn’t love him either. He really wasn’t very memorable to me.

    I LIKED:

    When the action REALLY got started and the monsters were discovered that’s when my ears perked up and I really got into the book. I liked the creativity in these monsters and the situations that they were found in. It was totally new and creepy and I LOVED IT. Unfortunately it was at least 80% into the book before this happened. Too little too late for me.

    COMPARED TO:

    I found myself throughout this book thinking that Daughter of Smoke & Bone was better. They are both YA dysptopian novels with angels and demons. Like with Angelfall I audio listened to it. Daughter of Smoke & Bone has spunky main characters AND side characters. It was a HUGE cast but everyone was unique and true to their personalities.

    END RESULT:

    This book just left me confused and with a lot of questions. A lot of them surrounding the ending and Paige, Penryn’s sister. Did they really take Paige in like that? I mean COME ON! I didn’t think this book was BAD, it was decent I guess, but I did have issues in the book. Will I continue to read the series? Ehhh…probably not.

    Rating 2.5-3 stars

    Narrator note: This is my first audio experience with Caitlin Davies. I thought she did a great job. Nothing spectacular but each character was very distinct and different. I would definitely listen to more of her work.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Down London Road

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Samantha Young
    • Narrated By Elle Newlands
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (667)
    Performance
    (611)
    Story
    (613)

    Johanna Walker is used to taking charge. But she’s about to meet someone who will make her lose control....

    It has always been up to Johanna to care for her family, particularly her younger brother, Cole. With an absent father and a useless mother, she’s been making decisions based on what’s best for Cole for as long as she can remember. She even determines what men to date by how much they can provide for her brother and her, not on whatever sparks may - or may not - fly. But with Cameron MacCabe, the attraction is undeniable....

    SIMARA says: "Magnificent!"
    "Surprisingly very good..."
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    I was very thankful to Loupe from Hot Listens to have recommended and gifted me the audio copy of On Dublin Street. I loved it so much that when I didn’t know what to listen to I knew I should start the 2nd book in this series.

    Down London Road focuses on Johanna aka Jo (Joss’ co-worker from the bar). I wasn’t looking forward to this book too much since Jo was portrayed as a gold digging woman in On Dublin Street and I just wasn’t eager to hear her story. Honestly, I didn’t think she’d have a good story. Boy was I wrong.

    Jo was/is a much better person than she was portrayed as in On Dublin Street. Jo works two jobs to support her family, her family that consists of her drunk alcoholic mother and her younger brother. She has basically raised her little brother and though she is a big sister, she very much acts like a mother. Although Jo handles it all in good stride, she can’t shake the insecurities of one day it all crashing down on top of her.

    The wealthy men that Jo dates is because they can easily provide that security that she so needs. They buy her nice things but she NEVER asked for anything. When the relationship or love affair is over, people would be surprised to know, that she auctions everything off on eBay. Not your typical gold digger, huh?

    Jo meets Cameron aka Cam, he is her current beau’s ex girlfriend. Cam things the same that everyone things of Jo, that’s she a gold digger. Cam treats Jo terribly since he doesn’t think much of her. Slowly after being around her so much Cam starts to notice that he’s DEAD WRONG about Jo. The chemistry in Jo and Cam is there from the start and is present in every one of their encounters. Jo and Cam were perfect for each other. Through their ups and downs Cam was always there for her.

    Narration Note: Elle Newlands, I thought did a great job! All of her voices were very distinct and I LOVED her Scottish accent. Her accent sounded spot on. :-) There were parts in the book where Jo (main character) was choked up, upset and in tears….Elle played this to PERFECTION. This book and her narration had ME choked up and in tears because she sounded so REAL. I can’t wait to hear more from Elle Newlands.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Backstage Pass: Sinners on Tour Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Olivia Cunning
    • Narrated By Justine O. Keef
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1021)
    Performance
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    It's been months since Brian Sinclair, lead guitarist for the famous rock band Sinners, composed anything. Unable to write the music that once flowed so naturally, Brian is lost without his musical mojo. But when sexy psychology professor Myrna Evans comes on tour to study groupie mentality, Brian may have found the spark he needs to reignite his musical genius. When lust turns to love, will Brian be able to convince Myrna that what they have is more than just a fling, and that now that he's found his heart's muse, he doesn't want to live without her?

    Lia says: "Steamy Sex - Sweet Romance"
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    Man is this one SPICY HOT read!! icon smile Audiobook Review: Backstage Pass by Olivia Cunning I hate to admit this book has been on my TBR for a LONG time. I have the ebook, but I am so behind on my reading it will get read faster if I do the audio. There was an audio sale and BOOM, I had to get it. I seriously think I’m hooked on the Sinners now. LOL I already bought the next audio.

    Brian was/is my favorite SEXY rock star that I’ve read to date. He was a total rock star but didn’t exude the douche bag feel which was great. He felt real.

    Merna was a breathe of fresh air. She was nothing like any other heroine’s that I’ve read before. She’s HIGHLY educated and is a Professor of, here’s the best part, Sex Education. LOVE IT!!! I’m glad that she’s not a free loader, groupie because that would NOT have made for a great story. She wasn’t afraid to experiment (maybe a little TOO much at times). The chemistry was off the charts between Merna and Brian.

    I liked hearing about life on the road with rockers. Each one of the band mates has a completely unique personality and I can’t wait to hear each of their stories. If you’re looking for a sexy rocker story, LOOK NO FURTHER!!

    Narrator note: I thought that Justine did a fantastic job. I will tell you though that I had to speed the narration up to 1.5x speed (first time ever) because the pauses were just way too far apart for my liking and it was driving me nuts.

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