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SIMARA

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  • Angel Mine

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Sherryl Woods
    • Narrated By Christina Traister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (181)
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    (152)
    Story
    (157)

    Heather Reed thought she was making the right choice when she decided to raise her daughter, Angel, on her own. But three years later, Heather realizes she needs help. Her career as an actress is faltering, and Angel’s more than she can handle alone. It’s time to track down Angel’s father…only problem is, he doesn’t know Angel exists. Heather’s search leads her to Whispering Wind, Wyoming. If Todd Winston is dismayed to see his old girlfriend show up in town, he’s shocked when he looks into the angelic eyes of the little girl who is clearly his daughter.

    SIMARA says: "Nope, not for me... Children should be a priority."
    "Nope, not for me... Children should be a priority."
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    I can't recommend this book. As a mother, my children are my number one priority. You reject them and I'm out of there faster than you can say bye. Heather had a baby and never told Todd. When the baby is 3 years old she feels overwhelmed and decides to look for the baby daddy. That's when my issues started with this story. Your child is your responsibility. How can that character even consider dropping the baby with her father just so she can have an easier life and pursue acting. That's selfish. Then Heather arrives at Whispering Wind and Todd rejects the kid over and over again. Even after the paternity test he still said he didn't want custody only wanted to pay child support and Heather stayed there and insisted?!?! And even through that she had sex with him?!?! OMG! That character has no pride and doesn't really value her own daughter. I don't get it. If Todd didn't want to interact with his daughter then Heather needed to move on, get the child support and hire a nanny or sitter and continue her life trying to be the best mom. I know that the author's justification is that Todd had a past experience that made him be afraid to be near kids but why not simply say it or request to be accompanied by the mother when e interacted with his own daughter.

    I've read and enjoyed other "secret baby" stories but in all of the others the heroes were always willing and happy to spend time with their kids. Their issues would only be with the mother. Although I really disliked this story I must say that the narration was very good. Maybe that's why I finished it.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Billionaire's Christmas

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By J. S. Scott
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Powers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (139)
    Performance
    (129)
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    (128)

    Called an eccentric beast by the citizens of Amesport, Maine, handsome billionaire Grady Sinclair stays isolated in his mansion on a private peninsula. The arrangement suits Grady just fine - until an angelic woman rings his doorbell, awaking his long dormant passion with her fearlessness. All he wants is to make the fiery blonde his forever. But will he have to become the monster everyone thinks he is to get his Christmas wish?

    CAROLYN says: "SHORT..... BUT PACKED FULL OF HAPPINESS"
    "Satisfying quickie"
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    This was a nice brief escape. A very short love at first sight story with a wonderful happy ending that left me feeling good. Very good narration as well. Not worth a credit due to the length but definitely worth buying and listening. Great under $10 buy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Betting On You: Always a Bridesmaid, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Jessie Evans
    • Narrated By Piper Goodeve
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (205)
    Performance
    (182)
    Story
    (181)

    Lark March is over Mason Stewart, so over him she's practically forgotten the cruel way he ended things four years ago. At least that's what she's told her sisters... But when Mason shows up at her best friend's wedding, talking sweet and looking even sweeter, Lark can't deny the man still gets to her in a major way. Mason Stewart was a messed up kid, but he's a man now, a man who knows what he wants and won't stop until he's convinced the only woman he's ever loved that they are meant to be.

    Rachael Herron says: "Fantastic"
    "Lost this bet..."
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    Couldn't finish this book. Listened to half of it and hated every second. The hero is a douche. He proposed to the heroine and the. Disappeared for 4 years and then came back expecting to win her back in 7 dates. For me the story was dreadfully boring and the narration was unremarkable. I'm sorry I wasted time and money on this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Talk Sweetly to Me: The Brothers Sinister, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Courtney Milan
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (64)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (59)

    Nobody knows who Miss Rose Sweetly is, and she prefers it that way. She’s a shy, mathematically-minded shopkeeper’s daughter who dreams of the stars. Women like her only ever come to attention through scandal. She’ll take obscurity, thank you very much. All of England knows who Stephen Shaughnessy is. He’s an infamous advice columnist and a known rake.

    anne says: "Sweet Little Story"
    "A nice brief escape..."
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    This story was rather short but entertaining. I was very surprise to learn that the heroine is black. This was actually a biracial historical romance. That was a first for me and it was nice. I don't know how historically accurate this story is since it's set in the 1800's and they were able to marry at the end but yet maybe England was ahead of the USA in biracial marriage in the 19th century. Out heroine is independent, strong and a genious to boot. Our hero is a rake but his change into a loving husband and partner is realistic.
    Obviously the narration is very good and you can't expect anything less from Mrs. Rosalyn Landor. All considered this is a very good story if you find it on sale but I wouldn't spend a credit on it because of the length.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Echoes of Scotland Street: An On Dublin Street Novel, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Samantha Young
    • Narrated By Elle Newlands
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (279)
    Performance
    (259)
    Story
    (258)

    Shannon MacLeod has always gone for the wrong type of man. After she drifted from one toxic relationship to the next, her last boyfriend gave her a wake-up call in the worst possible way. With her world shattered, she's sworn off men - especially those of the bad-boy variety.

    SIMARA says: "One of my favorites in this series"
    "One of my favorites in this series"
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    The On Dublin Street series is basically on auto buy for me. This installment was exceptionally good. If you're new to the series then I highly recommend you read it in order. Not that it's esencial but it does follow an order and this book specifically gives you an update on most of the prior couples. Oh it was so good!! I specially liked this book because it was different in the fact that the damaged one and the one that messed up was the heroine (most books it's always the man). In this book Shannon was the one that messed up and had to grovel in order to get Cole back. And let me tell you that groveling made me cry it was so sweet and perfect. Cole has been one of the most deliciously perfect heroes I've ever read on a book. I loved Cole. I LOVED this book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Romero: Moreno Brothers, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Reyes
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (34)

    Prim and proper middle school teacher Isabel Montenegro always runs the opposite direction from men like Ramon Romero. A foul-mouthed, uneducated, loose cannon has no place in her careful plans. But instead of running away, Isabel is completely captivated. The intensity of his nature, while a bit daunting, mesmerizes her in ways she can't begin to understand. She's unwilling to walk away - even when her instincts are screaming at her to run.

    SIMARA says: "Bad narration... Slightly better story"
    "Bad narration... Slightly better story"
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    I didn't really like this story. Mostly due to the narrator. Her male voices were pretty bad. Then the story was not much better either. Romero was a player and way to aggressive. His marriage proposal was atrocious and the story felt juvenile for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • It Must Be Love

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Rachel Gibson
    • Narrated By Rebecca Tripp
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (172)
    Performance
    (145)
    Story
    (146)

    Undercover cop Joe Shanahan's bad luck hit bottom the morning he stared up into the face of sexy suspect Gabrielle Breedlove. She'd blown his cover - brought him down with a can of hairspray - and now his new assignment was to pose as her boyfriend. But spending as much time as possible with the utterly irresistible new-age beauty caused unexpected complications. To make matters worse, his matchmaking sisters are picking out china patterns. Joe's brooding good looks and T-shirt-straining muscles might be easy on the eyes, but how could Gabrielle be attracted to a straight-laced detective who's determined to find evidence to arrest her?

    Elizabeth says: "You Will Love This Book!"
    "I was expecting more..."
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    Rachel Gibson is one of my favorite authors. Her stories are funny and usually full of an intense romance. This one did not live up to what I expect from her stories. Yes it was funny but the chemistry between the Joe and Gabrielle was not all that. It didn't help that the narrator didn't really add emotion or made the story come alive like others can. It's a fun cute story but not heart melting like her hockey series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Tempt Me at Twilight: Hathaways, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Lisa Kleypas
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (688)
    Performance
    (418)
    Story
    (422)

    Poppy Hathaway loves her unconventional family, though she longs for normalcy. Then fate leads to a meeting with Harry Rutledge, an enigmatic hotel owner and inventor with wealth, power, and a dangerous hidden life. When their flirtation compromises her own reputation, Poppy shocks everyone by accepting his proposal - only to find that her new husband offers his passion, but not his trust.

    Katheryne says: "The Hathaways crack me up!"
    "Fun, sexy, romantic..."
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    This was another winning combination of superb writing by Lisa Kleypass and amazing narration by Rosalyn Landor. The Hathaways are a fun and eccentric bunch. I'Ve enjoyed this series very much. These books should be read in order but it is not vital.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Seduce Me at Sunrise

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Lisa Kleypas
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (856)
    Performance
    (523)
    Story
    (522)

    Kev Merripen has longed for the beautiful, well-bred Winnifred Hathaway ever since her family rescued him from the brink of death when he was just a boy. But this handsome Gypsy is a man of mysterious origins - and he fears that the darkness of his past could crush delicate, luminous Win. So Kev refuses to submit to temptation...and before long Win is torn from him by a devastating twist of fate.

    Queen Squared says: "OMG! This series is amazing!"
    "Excellent story and excellent narration"
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    I loved this story. I didn't read the first one and Indidnt feel lost so that's a good thing. Even though this is a series each book can be stand alone because the story is complete. I loved Kev. He was passionate, intense, loyal and his character went through so many changes and emotions to become the man he was intended to be. I also liked Winn and how she fought to heal and to live life to the fullest. There were several unexpected twists and turns in this story that made it even more interesting and the romance was AMAZING!!! Great chemistry and tension. This was an excellent story and I enjoyed learning a little about the Romani culture.

    Narration: Rosalyn Landor is my favorite narrator for historical romances. She nailed the accents and made each character distinct. She also added the emotion and intensity that the story needed. I highly recommend this book!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sweet Revenge

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Lynsay Sands
    • Narrated By Elle Newland
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (115)
    Performance
    (109)
    Story
    (108)

    While Kyla is grateful for the Scottish laird who saved her from marrying a loathsome man, she is just as furious that Galen has claimed her for his bride. But when they share an unforgettable night of passion, will it lead to a marriage of the heart, or will an enemy tear them apart?

    SIMARA says: "Good story, EXCELLENT narration"
    "Good story, EXCELLENT narration"
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    I really like this narrator. Her Scottish accent is perfect (I'm pretty sure she must be from Scotland). She does very distinct voices for all the characters and enhances the story with emotion and intensity.

    The story is good. There is a bit more violence that I would like but the romance is hot... And sweet and it has a few twists and turns I wasn't expecting. The ending was very nice too.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Rancher Takes a Bride: The Burnett Brides, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Sylvia McDaniel
    • Narrated By Robin Rowan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (15)
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    (16)

    Rose Severin, speaks to the dead or at least she pretends to until she can earn enough money to make her way to New York and become a famous actress like her mother. Travis Burnett is resolved to rid the frontier town of imposters like Rose. But Eugenia thinks the fiery Rose is just the woman for her obstinate son. She schemes to keep Rose at the family ranch where Travis soon realizes that the supposed spiritualist is more than just a pretty swindler.

    SIMARA says: "Excellent Western Romance!"
    "Excellent Western Romance!"
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    I LOVED this story! The romance is very well developed and the sexual tension was hot! The story and the narration were both passionate, intense and very interesting. I can't believe that the rest of the series is not available. Please add more books by this author!!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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