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Tara

Eagle River, Alaska | Member Since 2013

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  • 115 reviews
  • 131 ratings
  • 234 titles in library
  • 52 purchased in 2014
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  • Down London Road

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Samantha Young
    • Narrated By Elle Newlands
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (710)
    Performance
    (650)
    Story
    (653)

    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!"
    "Another Hit"
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    I love this author. This is a great story. I was not originally sold on the choice of character for the next book because I did not really like her in the first book but it was great surprise. I enjoy these stories because she always has a little spin on the usual love story. She has lots of steamy scenes, funny parts and a few sad parts. It just makes for an all around great listen. I could have listened to it all in one sitting but alas my kids wanted to be fed:( Samantha Young is now on my favorite list and I hope to see more from her in the future. It is so worth the credit or the cash for this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Afterburn & Aftershock: Cosmo Red-Hot Reads from Harlequin

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Sylvia Day
    • Narrated By Amy McFadden
    Overall
    (178)
    Performance
    (166)
    Story
    (167)

    Never mix business with pleasure. Never bring politics into the bedroom. In a way I did both when I took Jackson Rutledge as a lover. I can't say I wasn't warned. Two years later, he was back. Walking into a deal I'd worked hard to close. Under the tutelage of Lei Yeung, one of the sharpest businesswomen in New York, I had picked up a thing or two since Jax walked away. I wasn't the girl he once knew, but he hadn't changed. Unlike the last time we'd drifted into each other's lives, I knew exactly what I was dealing with...and how addictive his touch could be.

    Eran says: "Jax & Gia change the world!"
    "Disappointing and a bit boring"
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    I love Sylvia Day but this book just does not measure up in my opinion. It is a bit boring and seems choppy. The characters Jack and Gia have a lot of chemistry between them but I did not get how he just walks back into her life and then they start having sex again. Gia seems to have a good head on her shoulders and is tough. You would think she would not forgive so easily. I felt like the story was a bit choppy and did not always flow well. I did not really get Gia's job and Chad's part seemed off in the story line. Overall I was not impressed. I noticed that others did not like the narrator. I don't think she did a bad job, I think it was the Jersey accent that started to wear on my nerves after a while but not due to the narrator herself. I think just listening to the accent played by anyone would be annoying after a while. In the end I don't think this was the best of Sylvia Day.

    0 of 0 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
    (511)
    Performance
    (487)
    Story
    (488)

    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.

    karen says: "Sweet Hot Deliciousness / Yum Yum"
    "Funny & Sexy"
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    I got this book based on reviews and was not disappointed. It had me laughing and kept my interest all the way through. Although the premise of the book is unrealistic, you can't help but want it to work. Mia and Ansel are a great couple. I love the fact that she is embarrassed at all the right moments. The story line has enough going on that you do not need over the top drama constantly. I hope that the Christina Lauren brings back all the characters throughout the stories so we see what is happening to them. Overall a very enjoyable easy read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Into the Crossfire: Protectors, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Lisa Marie Rice
    • Narrated By Charles Constant
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (121)
    Performance
    (110)
    Story
    (109)

    Former Navy SEAL Sam Reston keeps to himself. His world is dangerous, uncertain, violent…and there is no room in it for the helpless and weak. Then the most beautiful woman in the world moves in next door to him…Nicole Pearce's life is complicated enough-with an ailing father and a new business to worry about-and the last thing she needs is to get involved with a secretive, hard-bodied, hardheaded neighbor.

    tina says: "Satisfying, sexy and intense"
    "Can't finish"
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    I am not one to not finish listening to a book but this one is just killing me. The narrator is so boring that I realize I have tuned out while listening. I can't seem to get beyond chapter 3 as it has not caught my interest. Honestly, it is like listening to the narrator read a Curious George and the Man in the Yellow Hat book. (probably dating myself). So far the only good thing is that I got this book in a BOGO deal. I am not feeling the connection between the two main characters and the story seems to jump around and does not flow well. Maybe I will try again later.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sinners at the Altar: Sinners on Tour, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Olivia Cunning
    • Narrated By Justine O. Keef
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (134)
    Performance
    (124)
    Story
    (127)

    When Sinners tie the knot, things don't always go as planned. Lead guitarist Brian Sinclair may have finally won Professor Myrna Evans heart and her consent to wed, but being part of a high-maintenance band might just ruin his long-anticipated wedding day and steamy wedding night. Will the couple ever find a moment's peace or are some things more important than a night of uninhibited love-making?

    Lia says: "Another Fantastic Sinners Book"
    "Wicked World of Sinners"
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    I am so glad that she finished with each character and got them all married off, except for Trey Mills and his partners. I was confused at the beginning because I felt like the first half of the book really was a repeat of the first book. It did not really have any new scenes in it. I did like how all the characters were in this book and that you got the happily ever after you wanted. However, out of all of her books this was my least favourite. I guess I was expecting more excitement. In the end I still rate this book high for the simple fact that I love these characters and anytime I can have more of them is a good time for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Uncovering You 2: Submission: Uncovering You, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Scarlett Edwards
    • Narrated By Amy Johnson
    Overall
    (61)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (56)

    I have survived the worst. I have come out of the darkness with my sanity intact. Now, I get to meet the monster holding me here. For the first time since my captivity began, I get to meet Stonehart. Whatever he wants, I'll be ready. The collar may be tight around my neck, but I will not be a prisoner. A prisoner has no choice. A prisoner has no purpose. But a concubine, on the other hand? She always has a choice. And today, I choose to fight.

    Candateshia Pafford says: "WOW!"
    "Mysterious and Entrancing"
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    This book takes your further into the story of Lilly and JS. The book has mystery and suspense. It will take you to the reaches of your comfort level as it deals with kidnapping and to some extent rape. This is not usually the content I enjoy but for some reason I cannot put this book down. The author does an amazing job of drawing you in and although the subject matter is not comfortable she makes you hang on every word. I think it is really well written and I cannot wait to see where she takes these characters. Again my only complaint would be that the book is so short and I don't want to waist a credit on it so I buy them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Retribution: Uncovering You, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Scarlett Edwards
    • Narrated By Amy Johnson
    Overall
    (41)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (38)

    I know that I am here for a reason. Stonehart abducted me, starved me, and left me in the dark... all for a reason. He is a cold man, but he is not irrational. He has his purpose. I have not yet discovered what it is. I should despise him. I should feel nothing but disgust when I think of him. And yet... yet sometimes, I don't.

    Candateshia Pafford says: "Woah!"
    "Getting Darker By the Momment"
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    This book is so dark and has lots of twists and turns. You listen to the book and your emotions go for a roller coaster ride. I still cannot pin down Jeremy Stonehart. He is evil, yet caring. It amazes me how the author captures the turmoil in this character so well. You hang on every word and I still don't know if I want to kill him or feel empathy for him. Lilly is starting to loose it a bit in this book. Too much over thinking things is making her crazy. She cannot understand JS either. She thinks she is getting him and then he shocks her. It is not always a good shock. Little by little more of the reason for her abductions is coming to light. Anne, the house keeper is also a mystery to be solved. What is her connection to all of this? I still cannot wait for the next book. Please Scarlett Edwards, but this in one long extremely captivating book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Uncovering You: Part Three, Resistance

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Scarlett Edwards
    • Narrated By Amy Johnson
    Overall
    (56)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (50)

    Jeremy Stonehart is a cruel, vindictive man. He wants me to submit. He wants me to give in. I will never give in. I will never yield. No matter what he subjects me to, I will always fight. I will not forget my resolve. Let Stonehart think me broken. I am not so easily deterred as that. No matter what he puts me through, I will always remember my own strength. I will always remember that in the end, I have control of the one thing he really wants: My mind.

    Tara says: "Captivating & Horrifying All In One"
    "Captivating & Horrifying All In One"
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    I still cannot decide if I want to love or hate these books. The basis of the story sets off all your alarm buttons as you should be horrified by kidnapping and torture. Yet the author draws you in and makes it all seem OK in a dysfunctional way. Jeremy Stonehart is cruel, unpredictable and you cannot seem to get a firm hold on if he is the bad guy or the good guy. He does horrible things and then he is sweet and kind and it is hard to wrap your head around him. But that is the part I like best as you cannot predict what will happen next. Lilly is just scared and confused but still maintains her strong will. You have to admire her strength and ability to keep going. The part I hate the most is that this is broken down into 2 hr books and then you wait. I don't know why authors do this I wish it was all one novel or cheaper. I won't use a credit on this type of short book but I was willing to buy it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lovely Trigger: Tristan & Danika, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By R.K. Lilley
    • Narrated By Chris Ruen, Sarah Naughton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (195)
    Performance
    (186)
    Story
    (186)

    Over six years after the night that changed everything, Danika finds herself forced to spend the weekend constantly in Tristan’s company, as they attend the wedding of two of their dearest friends. It’s been long enough that she feels they can be friendly again without it destroying her peace of mind, but just a small amount of time in his presence has her remembering something she had forced herself to forget: There’d been a reason she’d gone through hell with this man, for this man, some true good to precede the bad.

    Amy says: "Final book of Danica and Tristan was a wonderful story"
    "Dysfunctional Love"
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    Tristan and Danika have suffered for so long they don’t know which way is up. I feel like this was a long time coming and wish that their suffering had turned around earlier in the book but then I guess it would be a different story. I am totally hooked on anything R.K. Lilley writes. She has a way to taking tortured souls and finding their inner strength and proving that there is someone out there for everyone. I liked that Danika became more than a babysitter and really used her brains. This gave her a little more of an edge in this book and not so much of a follower. Tristan finally gets over himself and learns that he needs to grow up. It took him long enough to figure this out. This book ends their journey together and leaves you feeling satisfied with no missing pieces.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Lead: Stage Dive, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Kylie Scott
    • Narrated By Andi Arndt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (498)
    Performance
    (478)
    Story
    (475)

    As the lead singer of Stage Dive, Jimmy is used to getting whatever he wants, whenever he wants it, whether it's booze, drugs, or women. However, when a PR disaster serves as a wake-up call about his life and lands him in rehab, he finds himself with Lena, a new assistant to keep him out of trouble. Lena's not willing to take any crap from the sexy rocker and is determined to keep their relationship completely professional, despite their sizzling chemistry.

    Kevin Ann Mullen says: "I love a book that makes you laugh out loud"
    "Sexy and Hilarious! I Can't Get Enough."
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    Jimmy and Lena’s characters are so funny. I love books where the dialogue is sarcastic, funny and sexy all at the same time. This series has been a delightful surprise and I cannot wait for more. Jimmy is all kinds of messed up and Lena is a no nonsense women. She doesn't put up with his crap and gives it right back to him. I laughed out loud at some of their antic between the two of them. You still get a bunch of Mal Erickson in this book and he is so over the top that you cannot help but laugh. Although the story is not complicated and you can see the ending coming, it just makes you want to keep listening. I found myself staying up at night just to hear more of their banter. This is a love story with some sass. I highly recommend this series. It is similar to Olivia Cunnings books and I love those too. Worth the credit.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Contract: Uncovering You, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Scarlett Edwards
    • Narrated By Amy Johnson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (88)
    Performance
    (82)
    Story
    (83)

    When I wake up in a dark, unfamiliar room, I have no idea what's waiting for me in the shadows. My imagination conjures up demons of the worst kind. Reality is much worse: A collar with no leash. A prison with no walls. And a life stripped of meaning. A collar with no leash. A prison with no walls. And a life stripped of meaning. I am presented with a vile contract and asked to sign. It outlines the terms of my servitude.

    Candateshia Pafford says: "WOW!"
    "Love to Hate this Dark and Captivating Book"
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    I should know better than to start a series that is only 2 hours in length. Just when it is getting good you have “To Be Continued” stuck in your face. This book’s content is dark and suspenseful. You don’t know if you love it or hate it. In the end you love it but I wish there was more. J.S. is just a bit sick yet the author writes this story in a way that you cannot hate him. You are intrigues by him and why he kidnapped Lilly. She is just a confused victim in all of this and you think Stockholm syndrome. In the end this book keeps you wanting more. I don’t understand why authors write these little stories unless it is for a money grab. You end up paying more than usual for the entire story and this is why I don’t usually buy in. However, this one intrigued me enough to break my own advice. I am not disappointed. I am hooked and will need to continue on.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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