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Toya

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  • Friends to Lovers

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Christi Barth
    • Narrated By Annie Greene
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (18)
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    (18)
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    As florist and co-owner of a successful Chicago wedding planning business, Daphne Lovell has been there for the happiest days of other people's lives. As for her own life? Well, it's hard to be perfectly happy when you're carrying a torch for your sexy, womanizing and oblivious best friend. So when the lights go out on New Year's Eve, she seizes the opportunity to kiss him senseless. British expat Gibson Moore has a lot on his plate. The hotel he manages is being bought out, his family is crazy and someone just kissed him in the dark.

    G. House Sr. says: "A Story for a Hopeless Romatic"
    "In the words of Gibson... "Perfect""
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    I thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of this story and the performance given by Annie Greene. You did a marvelous job. Especially the accent. Damn, that was gorgeous!

    On the other hand, I'm a lover of epilogues, and this book didn't have one, so the only thing about this story I wish was provided is a epilogue. But, all together, it was truly a brilliant story. Almost brought me to tears. Even kept me 'til 2 in the morning just to hear how it ended. Definitely a catch! Try it... you won't be disappointed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Sip of You

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Sorcha Grace
    • Narrated By Jennifer Mack
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (36)
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    (34)
    Story
    (34)

    Catherine’s career in Chicago is taking off and the handsome stormy-eyed stranger who recently rocked her world has become - dare she say it? - her boyfriend. Dating a billionaire who’s a god in the bedroom and a virtuoso in the kitchen definitely has its perks. But it’s the unguarded, tender moments with William that stir Cat’s heart and reawaken her appetite for love. A weekend trip to William’s vineyard so he can face a painful loss puts their new relationship to the test.

    Toya says: "Not Enthused"
    "Not Enthused"
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    Honestly, I'm not sure if I expected more from this book because of how the 1st book was. But... I definitely was not expecting what I got. I took me several tries to finish this book, after pausing and completing others.

    I am not pleased at all. Plus, I think this "series" is too long and drawn out. Don't see the point in punishing the readers or listeners any more. There's not much to anticipate at all, except to find out who this mystery person is and to fill the gap of the cliffhanger I/ we were left with. So... Ms. Grace, will you please come up with the 3rd book already. I'd greatly appreciate it.... thanks.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rebelonging: Unbelonging, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Sabrina Stark
    • Narrated By Erin Mallon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (94)
    Performance
    (89)
    Story
    (88)

    How do you come back from the biggest screw-up of your life? That's the question for Lawton Rastor, the billionaire bad boy from Detroit, after he lets the girl of his dreams not just slip through his fingers, but run away, fast - and with good reason. How do you resist a guy who's irresistible? That's the question for Chloe Malinski, the world's most overqualified waitress, after a nightmarish night leaves her vowing to avoid her fantasy guy for good - no matter how hard he works to win her back.

    Suzanne ~ The Island Book Blog says: "knock out book"
    "Great Disappointment!!!"
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    I am so annoyed. This story is so drawn out, and unnecessarily too! Not to mention, the main character (Chloe), she's pretty dumb and naive for someone who was supposed to have gone to college for 4 years and actually learnt something there.

    On the contrary, I can understand her reluctance towards certain things, but my gosh, this was just too much..........

    Please don't ever do anything like this again Sabrina Stark. It's annoying and unnecessary!!!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Rule: A Marked Men Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Jay Crownover
    • Narrated By Sophie Eastlake, Michael Rahhal
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (431)
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    (403)
    Story
    (406)

    Shaw Landon loved Rule Archer from the moment she laid eyes on him. Rule is everything a straight-A pre-med student like Shaw shouldn't want - and the only person she's never tried to please. She isn't afraid of his scary piercings and tattoos or his wild attitude. Though she knows that Rule is wrong for her, her heart just won't listen.

    Jordy says: "An opposites attract love story......"
    "Rules"
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    I hate when people have this tendency to behave as if they're better than others. This story is one of many perfect examples of how things can turn out for the better. Lesson that should be learnt: "Treat others the way you would like to be treated" and "Don't be the judgement to others that you don't want for yourself". Again, great job Jay.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rome: A Marked Men Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Jay Crownover
    • Narrated By William Sharpe, Alicia Neil
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (361)
    Performance
    (335)
    Story
    (337)

    Fun and fearless, Cora Lewis knows how to keep her tattooed "bad boy" friends at the Marked in line. But beneath all that flash and sass is a broken heart. Cora won't let herself get burned again. She's waiting to fall in love with the perfect man - a baggage-free, drama-free guy ready for commitment. Then she meets Rome Archer.

    Jordy says: "yum"
    "Exceptional Story"
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    I cannot complain. I was bowled over completely by this story. It was a great mixture of romance, adventure, and everything between. I really can't wait for "Nash" to be released so I can finally know how all the stories are intertwined and end up. Very very nice one Jay Crownover.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tempting the Best Man: Gamble Brothers, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By J. Lynn
    • Narrated By Kaleo Griffith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (129)
    Performance
    (118)
    Story
    (118)

    Madison Daniels has worshiped her brother's best friend since they were kids. Everyone thinks she and Chase Gamble would make the perfect couple, but there are two major flaws in their logic. 1) Chase has sworn off relationships of any kind and 2) after blurring the line between friends and lovers for one night four years ago, they can't stop bickering. Forced together for her brother's wedding getaway, Chase and Madison decide to call a truce for the happy couple.

    Toya says: "Overdoing it in the end, don't you think?!"
    "Overdoing it in the end, don't you think?!"
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    I cannot understand why people find it hard to just communicate. Its a very simple process to take part in. I get that it's human nature to jump to conclusions in our assumptions. But my gosh, is it really that hard to confront a situation to get information about it?

    The story was great up until the point when Madison woke up after their night together. She made assumptions instead of trying to clarify what happened to ensure she had all the facts. That's just plain retarded. Who does that? Are humans that shallow these days?

    The narrator was great and the story line was acceptable. But, I just cannot agree with how the last part ended. It was just plain idiotic.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Left Drowning

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Jessica Park
    • Narrated By Arielle DeLisle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (302)
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    (279)
    Story
    (281)

    What does it take to rise from life's depths, swim against the current, and breathe? Weighted down by the loss of her parents, Blythe McGuire struggles to keep her head above water as she trudges through her last year at Matthews College. Then a chance meeting sends Blythe crashing into something she doesn't expect - an undeniable attraction to a dark-haired senior named Chris Shepherd, whose past may be even more complicated than her own.

    Ruffian says: "Applauds for Left Drowning"
    "OMG...Can't find the correct words to describe"
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    Heart-stoppingly beautiful. From the start, my thoughts were spot on the moment I heard the 1st story. My thoughts were so inline and I didn't even know it. Which was quite surprising in the end.

    But, this was really intense. Both stories were very sad, but Chris' story was more than I could take. Yet...it all worked out in the end. Couldn't ask for anything more, honestly.

    10 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Complete Me (The Stark Trilogy): The Stark Series #3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By J. Kenner
    • Narrated By Sofia Willingham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (694)
    Performance
    (638)
    Story
    (650)

    For fans of Fifty Shades of Grey and Bared to You comes the third novel in the erotic, fast-paced trilogy including Release Me and Claim Me. This sexy, emotionally charged romance continues the story of Damien Stark, the powerful multimillionaire who's never had to take "no" for an answer, and Nikki Fairchild, the Southern belle who only says "yes" on her own terms.

    Jordy says: "Complete Me the final book of the Stark Trilogy!"
    "I am not Claimed"
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    Continuing from "Claim Me", I'm honestly not able to complete this Book, and it is not without trying. The same sentiments from Book 2 is carried to this copy.

    I'm actually listening to Part 1 and am dreading the completion of the rest of the book. I'm just sorry I had this experience.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Claim Me (The Stark Trilogy): The Stark Series #2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By J. Kenner
    • Narrated By Sofia Willingham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (834)
    Performance
    (768)
    Story
    (779)

    Damien Stark’s need is palpable - his need for pleasure, his need for control, his need for me. Beautiful and brilliant yet tortured at his core, he is in every way my match. I have agreed to be his alone, and now I want him to be fully mine. I want us to possess each other beyond the sweetest edge of our ecstasy, into the deepest desires of our souls. To let the fire that burns between us consume us both. But there are dark places within Damien that not even our wildest passion can touch. I yearn to know his secrets, yearn for him to surrender to me as I have surrendered to him. But our troubled pasts will either bind us close...or shatter us completely.

    Katheryne says: "50 Shades better than the rest..."
    "Total Disappointment"
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    I must say, it's not very often that I'm rendered as not being a very pleased listener for what I'm sure should be a good story, especially a trilogy. I anticipated that this trilogy would have been really good, considering it followed "Release Me", which was in and of itself a pretty good book.

    However, I was completely disappointed. Not only with the narration, but also with the story line. It was just. Too. Much. All those erotic scenes did not have to be so excessive. In addition, the story line could have been done better. There was no need to have it all drawn out drama. The point was made abundantly clear about the type of person both Damien and Nikki are. So, the extent to which the story went made it past the border of unnecessary extreme.

    This trilogy is compared to The Crossfire Series and The Fifty Shades Trilogy, and that aspects of both comes out in this trilogy. I do agree on that platform. There are features from both that comes out in the trilogy. But, that's as far as it goes. The Stark Trilogy is not in the same league as The Crossfire Series and The Fifty Shades Trilogy. Not by a small margin either.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eyes Wide Open: The Blackstone Affair, Part 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Raine Miller
    • Narrated By Grace Grant, Shane East
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (555)
    Performance
    (534)
    Story
    (532)

    Big surprises are on the horizon for Ethan and Brynne as they struggle to adjust to what life has thrown at them. Demons from the past are threatening to destroy the passionate bond they’ve forged despite their vow that nothing will ever keep them apart. A truly devastating loss coupled with the promise of a new hope opens their eyes to what is most important, but is it possible for the lovers to move on from the painful histories that continue to haunt them?

    Katheryne says: "Perfection"
    "Great Ending to a Good Trilogy"
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    What made the experience of listening to Eyes Wide Open the most enjoyable?

    Of course, the main reason is to complete series to know how the story line turns out. But the other reason was because the Trilogy is that interesting. I could hardly wait for the book to be released. And the day it did, I immediately went to my Android app to download it...a little after midnight.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the fact that Bryn was smart enough to leave subtle clues for Ethan to find her. I also loved the fact that she was brave enough to risk doing things others would be too coward to do, just so Ethan could find her in time.

    And, the ending was nice. But not an extremely memorable one though. Still, something I can live with.


    Which character – as performed by Grace Grant and Shane East – was your favorite?

    I love when Grace performs the character for both Bryn and Ethan. Her accent for him is brilliant. But, its always tricky when a guy has to do a female's voice. It doesn't quite have the same flare, which is understandable. Nevertheless, Shane East did a great job. I really love his accent.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed alot.It was very comical for sure. But, it had the sad moments too. Like when her dad died and to find out how he ended up dying.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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