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Sandra

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  • 227 titles in library
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  • Decadent: Wicked Lovers Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Shayla Black
    • Narrated By Lexi Maynard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (630)
    Performance
    (575)
    Story
    (577)

    How can a virgin seeking happily ever after with a hot pop star who has a penchant for threesomes win her fantasy man? Kimber Edgington desperately needs a plan to convince Jesse McCall, who's been her friend and secret crush since they spent a summer together as teenagers, that they are meant for each other. But all the tabloid stories about his sexual escapades make her feel oh so inadequate.

    Sandra says: "To Menage or Not"
    "To Menage or Not"
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    This is Book 2 in Shayla Black's Wicked Series and as with all Shayla Black books it's erotica all the way. The story is a bit far fetched "virgin wants to lean how to have a menage to please her pop-star friend"...meanwhile staying a virgin (not a spoiler since that happens in the first chapter).

    There are a few twists and I must admit I wondered who she would end up with one or both of them...not so obvious there.

    The usual...someone is after the girl part of the story ...was not really well developed and the secrets they held were built up so much that I couldn't help being disappointed when I was told what they were.

    All that said...the story was good, the sex was great and would listen to it again (not something I say about all the books I hear).

    I would recommend starting with Book 1 and listening your way through the series in order.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Angel Creek

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Linda Howard
    • Narrated By Natalie Ross
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (297)
    Performance
    (149)
    Story
    (148)

    For five years after her father died, lithe, beautiful Dee Swann held on to Angel Creek valley and her independence. The homestead was hers, and she vowed no one else would ever own it...or her. Then Lucas Cochran came back to Colorado. In the drought-cursed high country, he needed Angel Creek and its cool water to turn his Double C ranch into the cattle dynasty he craved. His ruthless ambition guaranteed he would fight to take it away from the black-haired, green-eyed spitfire who claimed it.

    Elizabeth says: "5-star narration, good historical western romance"
    "Not Always an Easy Listen but a Compelling Listen"
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    I read a few of the negative reviews and hesitated using a credit to get this book.

    I have recently been introduced to Linda Howard and honestly love the light and fluffy books (Open Season) as much as the paranormal (Cutting Edge) and the edgier dramas (Ice).

    This a book set in 1876 where women were property and property was rarely owned by women. The actions of the male lead seemed harsh and frankly sometimes disturbing but in that time and in that place he actually was much less a neanderthal and much more a metro-man than one would suspect.

    I thought this was an excellent use of my credit.

    I love a story that can educate me about a different time and place without feeling like I am being educated.







    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Time Enough for Love

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Suzanne Brockmann
    • Narrated By Susan Boyce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (82)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (43)

    Maggie Winthrop doesn't believe in time travel any more than she believes in comic-book heroes or the tooth fairy. So when the naked man appears in her backyard, saying he's come from the future to prevent a global catastrophe, Maggie doesn't buy it--despite the spark of attraction between them. But when the handsome stranger accurately predicts things no one could possibly guess, Maggie starts to doubt everything she knows to be true.

    Mary says: "Too Sweet to Sallow"
    "Don't Like Sci-Fi/Paranormal...but"
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    I really liked this book...maybe because Suzanne Brockmann rights such great characters. I only got this book because it was one of the few I had not heard/read of Suzanne Brockmann and it sat on my iPhone for a lone time before I listened to it.

    In fact it took awhile even listening to the first chapter (because I agree with another reviewer...what woman in her right mind would open a door to a naked guy claiming to be a time traveler.

    But once I got past that part I was sucked into the story and loved the ending (didn't know how it was going to end so I loved that).

    This book is not indicative of Suzanne Brockmann's usual story lines but it does show her storyline and character development. Unforgiven is another book that I enjoyed that is out of my "usual" reading choices by Suzanne.

    Don't start with this book as your first Suzanne Brockmann but start with any of the Troubleshooters (they all can stand alone)...but warning...starting with one Troubleshooter you will want to listen to them all! Then make your way back to this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wicked Ties: Wicked Lovers Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Shayla Black
    • Narrated By Lexi Maynard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (957)
    Performance
    (863)
    Story
    (866)

    When a stalker ratchets up his attempts to get to her, cable sex-talk-show host Morgan O'Malley turns to Jack Cole - a self-proclaimed dominant - for help. Though Jack is a bodyguard, Morgan feels anything but safe in his presence. Because slowly and seductively, Jack is bringing her deepest fantasies to the surface. And when he bends her to his will, what's more shocking than her surrender is how much she enjoys it and how she starts to crave his masterful touch.

    laurie eller says: "worth the credit!"
    "Spicy Cajun Story"
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    I usually hate cajun accents on books tapes but I really thought Lexi Maynard did a nice job on this.

    The story was fairly involved and of course with Shayla - the sex was hot. Interesting enough I really liked Deke in this book but really didn't like him in Book 2.

    Great start to a series that I have high hopes for.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Guy Most Likely To…

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Leslie Kelly, Janelle Denison, Julie Leto
    • Narrated By Isabelle Gordon, Holly Fielding
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Lauren and Seth were the high school "it" couple—until Seth disappeared on prom night. But a reunion gives Seth a chance to show Lauren an evening long overdue.

    Sandra says: "Very High School"
    "Very High School"
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    Note there are only two stories...not three as the three authors would lead you to believe.

    And they are not connected except for the location of the reunion (which makes me believe their are other books in the "celebrations" series?

    Take your worse nightmare from high school, add sex, and 10 years...

    I like all three of these authors but I felt both stories were not very well developed and dare I say it...not very realistic.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Sweetest Thing

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Jill Shalvis
    • Narrated By Celeste Ciulla
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (207)
    Performance
    (176)
    Story
    (179)

    Best-selling author Jill Shalvis has won raves from both fans and fellow authors for her sterling, heartfelt romances. In The Sweetest Thing, Tara returns to Lucky Harbor, Washington, her life in shambles. Helping her sisters renovate an inn, she looks to start anew - and meets a handsome sailor who changes everything.

    Sandra says: "LOL'ed...at the grocery story"
    "LOL'ed...at the grocery story"
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    I listen to about a book a week on my iPhone...doing errands...walking the dogs etc.

    Usually people think I am listening to music but with this book I laughed out loud...really chuckled. Jill Shalvis does dialogue like very few other romance authors...and this is no exception!

    Second in the series of Lucky Harbor. The first two are narrated by the same person who does a nice job with continuity of characters voices (and southern accents (which are often butchered in audio books.

    Because of the humour, the pace and the narration I would say this is one of the few books that is better as an audio book...just be warned it may cause embarrassment laughing in strange places!


    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Infamous

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Suzanne Brockmann
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe, Patrick Lawlor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (555)
    Performance
    (274)
    Story
    (280)

    When history professor Alison Carter became a consultant to the film version of the Wild West legend she’d dedicated her career to researching, she couldn’t possibly have known that she would not only get a front-row seat to a full-blown Hollywood circus but would innocently witness something that would put her life in peril. Nor did she expect that a tall stranger in a cowboy hat would turn the movie — and her world — completely upside down.

    LeftyMom says: "Loved it!"
    "To Each Her Own"
    Overall

    I admit I was reluctant to listen to this one because of the "cowboy" and "Ghost" themes (two of my least favorite romance underscores...but

    I LOVED IT. Really entertaining. I had bought it based on my cost per hour calculation and was thrilled I did, One of the few audiobooks I will probably listen to again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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