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  • Ocean Light

  • Psy-Changeling Trinity Series, Book 2
  • By: Nalini Singh
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169

Bowen Knight has come back from the dead. But there's a ticking time bomb in his head: a chip implanted to block telepathic interference that could fail at any moment - taking his brain along with it. With no time to waste, he should be back on land helping the Human Alliance. Instead, he's at the bottom of the ocean, consumed with an enigmatic changeling... Kaia Luna may have traded in science for being a chef, but she won't hide the facts of Bo's condition from him or herself. She's suffered too much loss in her life to fall prey to the charm of a human who is a dead man walking.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Everyone is up to something.

  • By ShaSha (Lover of Audiobooks!) on 06-13-18

Great story and addition to the series :)

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-20-18

4.5-5 stars

Yep, overall this was a great story. The story did have some ups and downs that had me going from "awesome!" to WTF?!?!" but in the end, I was extremely happy with how things worked out. I also really loved the fact that we finally have a Blacksea (aka water shifter) story!

Kaia is a water shifter (no spoilers on what kind) that lives at sea in one of many communities that belongs to water shifters called Blacksea. Kaia is the only child of her parents who died when she was 7, leaving her to be raised by family and her many cousins are now more like sisters and brothers to her. Because of past trauma, Kaia doesn't like going to land and spends her time in her underwater city or the surrounding waters.

Bowen is technically the "Security specialist" for the human alliance but I'm not sure why he has that title because he basically is the head guy in the human alliance. Bowen is completely focused on helping his people and keeping them safe from any who would take advantage of them or hurt them. I've liked Bowen in previous stories and liked him even more in this one.

Bowen and the other people that are at the head of the human alliance all got implanted with an experimental chip that would safeguard them from a Psy breaking into their minds. Unfortunately, the chips have started to malfunction and everyone implanted is going to die without a fix. When the story begins, Bowen wakes up in a Blacksea facility after a deadly injury. He doesn't know how he got there but soon finds out that there's an experimental procedure that might be able to fix the issue with the implanted chip that's killing him. Bowen is still likely to die but he's willing to undergo the experiences on the chance it will help his friends. Bowen finds himself strongly drawn to Kaia, who is the sister of his doctor. It's bad timing as Bowen could easily still die but the attraction is strong and mutual.

Kaia is actually not interested in feeling an attraction to Bowen as she's heard some things about him that aren't good. Her instincts tell her that Bowen is a good man though and the longer they spend time together, the more Kaia thinks her info must have been wrong. So, Kaia and Bowen get closer and closer but there's a certain amount of angst because Bowen's chance of survival is low so any relationship started may just cause Kaia more pain in the end. But there's a connection that neither can ignore so they do the best they can. The first part of the story is heavily character driven but around 1/2 to 2/3rds of the way in, things go wrong (in the story) and we get more action in the conclusion of the story. There's bad guys to deal with, danger to get through and drama that made me really sad. But thankfully, Nalini does know how to write a good story and things get wrapped up nicely so that Kaia and Bowen end the story together and starting on a HEA.

This was a story I greatly enjoyed. I really liked Kaia as a heroine. Kaia had her issues, there's no doubt about that, but she dealt with them and wasn't overly annoying about them. I thought Bowen was great! He turned into the right guy for the right woman and isn't that what we all kind of want? A guy that becomes the best version of himself because of his love for his woman? I loved the characters, the story was really good and kept me very engaged from beginning to end so I'd recommend it and the whole series. :)

  • Lukas

  • Ashes & Embers, Book 3
  • By: Carian Cole
  • Narrated by: Nelson Hobbs, Tatiana Sokolov
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 935
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 880
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 881

Storm's younger cousin. Vandal's little brother. You've met him in the background. The sweet one. The nice one. The one they can all rely on. In short, the good one. He's a tattoo artist. He plays metal and classical music - on the violin. He's got a body built for sin. And he's 24. In comes Ivy. She's a 36-year-old single mom who hasn't dated in 18 years. All she wanted was a tattoo. She got a whole lot more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved It! Awesome Story; Stellar Performance!

  • By Cheri on 11-29-16

Enjoyable story overall :)

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-10-18

3-3.5 stars

This was a good story. I liked Lukas and Ivy and liked their story overall. This is the first story I've read by this author and I liked it well enough that I'm going to read the next book in the series (but TBH, it's more due to the fact that the description of the story sounds pretty interesting than specifically because it's written by this author).

Ivy is a 36 year old human resources professional that's married with 2 kids. Unfortunately, the story begins with Ivy catching her husband in an affair that splits them up and it's not a good scene. Ivy has only ever been with her husband so being on her own is new and somewhat overwhelming for her.

Lukas is a 24 year old tattoo artist and owns his tattoo studio with his brother. Lukas also is a part-time musician that plays occasionally with some friends that are in a band. Lukas had a rough childhood and grew up quickly. Because of this, he wants love and stability and women his age are immature and tend to want to party way too much.

After her husband has been out of the house for a couple months, Ivy starts to try to reinvent herself by trying some of the things she'd always wanted to try but hadn't because her husband wouldn't approve...like dying her hair and getting a tattoo. Ivy's BFF gives her a coupon for a tattoo at a local studio with a highly skilled tattoo artist who ends up being Lukas. Lukas and Ivy feel a very strong connection as soon as they meet and feel like they've met somewhere before. The mutual attraction is strong but because of their age difference and her recent breakup, Ivy's not willing to go out with Lukas. Of course, with some time and effort, Lukas is able to change her mind.

So Lukas and Ivy start dating and before too long, she introduces him to her kids and things get pretty serious. Ivy is leery of moving too fast but Lukas is all in and is constantly pushing for more...it's like once he decides she's it, he just doesn't back down. Don't get me wrong, Ivy's interested but is leery of going too fast after her Ex lied to her for so long. There are difficulties that they have to work past but nothing too terribly bad until almost the end...then it's bad. And worse is the fact that Ivy is paralyzed by her freak out over the situation and kind of lets everything go to crap. The major drama does get worked out and the story ends with Ivy and Lukas together and starting on a HEA.

This was an enjoyable story. I liked Ivy...except how she handled the major drama at the end. I don't really fault her initial reaction but after that, her inaction in resolving things for that long just didn't work for me. Lukas was a cool hero and I liked him (although there were times he almost seemed to be a bit too "in touch with his emotions"). TBH, I was a bit torn on this story...I was planning to give it 4 stars but the way the ending went, it messed with me and so I dropped it a bit. However, although the end drama didn't work for me, overall this was a good story.

  • Wild Hunger

  • Phoenix Pack, Book 7
  • By: Suzanne Wright
  • Narrated by: Jill Redfield
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 482
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 431
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 430

When half-wolf shifter Frankie Newman receives an e-mail from a family member she didn’t know existed, a secret is revealed: as a child, Frankie witnessed her father killing her mother...and then himself. Frankie was torn from her pack by her mother’s human relatives, and the trauma was erased from her memory. Realizing that she’s been lied to her entire life, she’s never felt more alone. Until she catches the scent of an old friend - warmly familiar and intoxicating. Trick Hardy, enforcer of the Phoenix Pack, can sense the rush of mutual attraction when he sees Frankie again.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed it but same old story

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-01-18

Great story and addition to the series :)

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-30-18

4.5-5 Stars

This was a great story and addition to the series. I've liked Trick in previous books and never really thought too much of him...he seemed cool but stayed mostly in the background of previous stories. Regardless of that, Trick was a strong lead in this story and I liked both Trick and Frankie.

Frankie is a half wolf-shifter that lost her parents at an early age. Frankie grew up with her well-off Grandparents who told her lies about her past and the shifter side of her family "for her own good". Frankie is a sculptor that creates beautiful but disturbing pieces. She makes a good living at it but her family insists that she's wasting her time on this "hobby".

Trick is an Enforcer for the Phoenix pack and was one of the original 15 that left their old pack in the split that created the Phoenix pack. Trick is intent on finding his mate, looking forward to having such a close bond with someone. He's kept any past relationships superficial in order to be free when he finds his mate.

Before her human family took Frankie away from her pack, Trick and Frankie were children in the same pack. Trick was protective of the 3 year old Frankie but the mating bond wasn't clear enough to Trick to recognize it so early. They don't see each other for 24 years (current time in the book), their reunion coming about because Frankie's Aunt Lidia decides to reach out to her. Trick is with Lidia when she meets with Frankie and Trick recognizes her as his mate immediately.

Frankie has grown up with no guidance in the shifter stuff and hasn't dealt with packs so Trick doesn't tell her they're mates because he's afraid of freaking her out. Instead, Trick decides to just integrate himself into her life until she can't imagine her life without him. Frankie's no dummy and figures things out pretty quickly and although she needs some time before completing the bond, it doesn't cause a lot of angst for her because it finally means she has someone that's only on her side. Trick gives Frankie the time she needs to work through her personal issues that could be blocking their bond. There are a couple of external influences working against them that cause some issues they have to get past. Thankful, Trick and Frankie are able to get past the problems thrown their way and end the story doing well and starting and HEA together.

This was a very enjoyable story. I liked Frankie very much and thought she was pretty well balanced and believable. Trick was a great hero, intense and loyal from the moment of recognition and willing to give anything to protect and love his woman...what else could you want? Overall, I thought the story and characters were great and I found this so engaging I had trouble putting it down. I'd recommend this story (as well as anything by Wright). :D

  • Kidnapped by the Pirate

  • By: Keira Andrews
  • Narrated by: Cornell Collins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

Nathaniel Bainbridge is used to hiding, whether it's concealing his struggles with reading or his forbidden desire for men. Under the thumb of his controlling father, the governor of Primrose Isle, he's sailing to the fledging colony, where he'll surrender to a respectable marriage for his family's financial gain. Then pirates strike and he's kidnapped for ransom by the Sea Hawk, a legendary villain of the New World. Bitter and jaded, Hawk harbors futile dreams of leaving the sea for a quiet life, but men like him don't deserve peace. He has a score to settle with Nathaniel's father.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic!

  • By SassiKassi on 04-24-18

Really good pirate m/m story :)

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-20-18

4 stars

This was a very good story. I liked both Nathaniel and Hawk and enjoyed their story and how they came together in the end.

Nathaniel is the son of a Governor over an island colony in the new world. He grew up in England and had schooling but always had issues with reading and always prefered a more physical lifestyle than what was considered proper for someone of his station. Nathaniel has always had a longing for men but kept his preference hidden because it's considered a sin (as well as a crime punishable by death).

Hawk used to be a good man and Captain of a Privateer ship, legally operating under contract from the crown. Hawk and his crew were screwed over by a evil man (Nathaniel's father) that wrongly invalidated his contract and proclaimed him a criminal to steal his bounty. Hawk and his crew were forced to become pirates because of this treachery.

The book description gives a pretty good rundown of how the story begins so I wont give more details that might spoil the story. I will say that although Nathaniel was Hawk's prisoner, he wasn't forced into anything...it was more a matter of him deciding take advantage of his situation before he is ransomed back to his father and forced to marry a woman for her dowry. Hawk is tough but it is partially an act because of his position and he has a soft side that Nathaniel brings out. There's some angst because of the fact that Nathaniel is a bounty and Hawk's crew want their share of the ransom but that plays out well, if a bit suspenseful. In the end, things turn out well all around and Nathaniel and Hawk are able to find a place they can be together and have their HEA.

This was a very enjoyable story. Nathaniel was a very good MC and I liked him a lot. Hawk was gruff and I didn't always like his actions but I liked him as a character. Together, Hawk and Nathaniel made a great couple and I was happy with how things worked out. Overall, I really liked the characters and I though the story was very good and engaging so I'd recommend it. :)

* note - I did find the narration a bit slow though so I turned the playback speed up to 1.20% and it worked really well.

  • Burn Bright

  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,286
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,122
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,124

Charles Cornick is the son of the leader of the North American werewolves - and his father's enforcer. Anna Latham, a rare Omega wolf with a calming presence, is his mate. They go where they are needed, handling problems in werewolf packs throughout the country. But this time the danger is closer to home, as an enemy armed with witchcraft threatens Charles and Anna's own pack.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • You cannot trust anyone it seems.

  • By ShaSha (Lover of Audiobooks!) on 03-07-18

Great addition to the series :D

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-12-18

4.5-5 stars

This was a great addition to Charles and Anna's story. The book description does pretty well at explaining the basic premise of the story. It surprised me a bit because the whole story takes place in a relatively small area and over a very short period of time. That said, it was still a very good and interesting story that kept me seriously engaged until the end. I did go to sleep partway through the story but started back on it as soon as I woke up.

From previous books you'll be familiar with Charles and Anna and their relationship is pretty settled in this story. They've been together long enough that they're solid so there wasn't a much drama (at least between Charles and Anna). I liked what they've developed in to and am happy with their relationship. I wouldn't have minded a bit more coverage of their relationship but the story mostly focused on the action plot with the relationship as a secondary part of the story...more as a supporting factor than a central plot device. Still, I liked that Charles and Anna are settled enough that they can be supportive and helpful to each other like true partners should be.

Although there were a few "I wish" moments I already mentioned, overall the story was great and I really enjoyed it and seeing how things turned out. Charles and Anna are a great couple and it was super to see them again and handling things so well. I'm not sure if it is enough of a standalone for those unfamiliar with the series but I would recommend it for people that have already read the previous books and would recommend the series in general. :D

  • Twice Bitten

  • An Argeneau Novel
  • By: Lynsay Sands
  • Narrated by: Charlotte North
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302

For someone who's been around for over 140 years, immortal Elspeth Argeneau hasn't done a whole lot of living. Now that she's moved away from her controlling mother, she's tracking down rogue vampires and enjoying some overdue freedom. A fling would be fun. A life mate can wait. Yet to Elspeth's surprise, her landlady's hot grandson checks both boxes. Wyatt fell instantly in love with Elspeth four years ago. He's stunned to run into her again, especially as she has no memory of him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another interesting visit with the Argeneaus

  • By Kimberly on 03-29-18

Really good and engaging story :)

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-08-18

4-4.5 stars

This was a really good story. I liked both Elspeth and Wyatt and enjoyed their story.

Elspeth is an immortal that is 142 years old and just now getting out on her own. Elspeth has tried to gain her freedom before but her mother is very controlling, a lot more than Elspeth realized until she moved out on her own. Elspeth got a teaching job in Canada and moved away from her family but with 6 weeks, her mother shows up for a "surprise visit" and wanting to rule her life again.

Wyatt is an ex-special forces military guy that now works in private security. Wyatt was a bit of a playboy until 4 years ago when he met the woman of his dreams, Elspeth. She disappeared on him and he hasn't been able to forget her since. Wyatt is surprised when he goes to visit his Grandmother and finds Elspeth renting an apartment from her and doesn't seem to remember him.

When Elspeth moved to Canada, she found an apartment online to rent and moved when her mother was out of the country so she couldn't stop her. Elspeth's teaching job starts in a few weeks but until then, she's helping out the enforcers in the area in her extra time. Elspeth made friends with her landlady and is just getting settled into her life when her mother and twin sisters show up unexpectedly. Elspeth is extremely unhappy about this and as we see the interactions between them, it's easy to see why. Let me just say that Elspeth's mother is deeply disturbed and this led her to do things to control Elspeth and her 2 sisters...things all 3 sisters hate and is causing them to hate their mother (with good reason).

Wyatt is extremely attracted to Elspeth but he also doesn't know why she acts like she doesn't remember him and is a bit suspicious of her knowing his Grandmother and how close they seem to be. Unfortunately, some things happen that soon make it clear that someone is trying to kill Elspeth. Wyatt finds out about Immortals during one of these attempts and it also comes out that he's Elspeth's lifemate so Wyatt's memory isn't wiped. Wyatt decides to help protect Elspeth and it gives them a chance to figure some things out between themselves, including why Elspeth doesn't remember that she'd already found her lifemate 4 years ago. Thankfully, Elspeth and Wyatt are able to reconnect and come together as a couple once they handle Elspeth's mother (horrible woman!). After some drama and danger, the bad guy is captured and Elspeth and Wyatt are able to finally relax and start on a HEA together.

This was a really enjoyable story. I will admit that the part that bothered me the most was Elspeth's mother...how a mother could do that to her kids is beyond me so let me just warn you not to expect a reconciliation. Elspeth is a good heroine and I liked her very much. Wyatt is a really likable character too and Elspeth worked very well as a couple. Overall, I really liked the story and found it very engaging so I'd recommend it. :)

  • How to Date Your Dragon

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi, Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,492
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,252
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,248

Concerned that technology is about to chase mythological creatures out into the open (how long can Sasquatch stay hidden from Google maps?), the League for Interspecies Cooperation is sending Jillian to Louisiana on a fact-finding mission. While the League hopes to hold on to secrecy for a little bit longer, they're preparing for the worst in terms of human reactions. They need a plan, so they look to Mystic Bayou, a tiny town hidden in the swamp where humans and supernatural residents have been living in harmony for generations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As someone from Louisiana...

  • By Kristi on 02-13-18

Very enjoyable story :D

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-19-18

4 stars

This was a very enjoyable story. I liked both Jillian and Bael and liked their story.

Jillian is an anthropologist that works for the League for Interspecies Cooperation. Jillian had an unusual experience when she was young that prompted her belief in the unknown. She went to college with an aim to study the legends and lore and unusual subjects, she got her doctorate and the notice of the League, where she got an internship and later a job.

Bael is a dragon shifter that's around 80 years old (which is still young for a dragon). Bael lost his parents when he was in his 20s and he's a bit different from other dragon shifter. Bael likes serving the community and works as the town sheriff, which makes the remaining members of his family think he's a bit strange for a dragon.

Jillian was supposed to be going to Latin America for a different field assignment but when something happens to her boss, Jillian found herself rapidly changing plans and heading to Mystic Bayou, Louisiana. Mystic Bayou is a community that has had both supernatural creatures and humans living together in relative harmony and Jillian is tasked with studying the town and it's inhabitants and writing a report that will hopefully give the League and guide for the future. Supernaturals are a secret but it's believed they'll be revealed soon and a study of a long-time working example of co-existence would help things along when the secret comes out.

When Jillian first arrives, Bael is gruff and tries to make it clear she's not wanted there. It's nothing against her though because Bael is strongly attracted to Jillian...more than any other woman. But not everyone in Mystic Bayou is happy about a stranger spending time in their town and Bael feels the need to protect his people as they have had "issues" with the League in the past. But with a bit of time, it soon becomes clear that Jillian herself is a nice and smart woman that truly wants to help and thinks this study will help people. Jillian has had boyfriend issues in the past so she's resistant to Bael at first but they both eventually give in to their mutual attraction. There are issues they have to get past...Jillian's short assignment in Mystic Bayou, Bael's family issues and an apparent serial killer. Bael and Jillian do get through their issues and after some drama, they work things out and end the story together and starting on a HEA.

This was a very enjoyable story. I liked both Jillian and Bael. They both had their issues starting out but they got past them well, even if things got a bit fumbled in the process. My only real complaint is that I wasn't thrilled with the way things worked out with Bael's family but it wasn't a major part of the story and worked well enough (it just bugged me a bit). The characters are very likable and the story was very good, both enjoyable and engaging, so I'd recommend this story. :D

  • The Hookup

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Lance Greenfield, Stella Bloom
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,197
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,108

When the new girl in town, Eliza "Izzy" Forrester, decides to hit the local drinking hole, she's not ready to meet the town's good, solid guy. She's definitely not prepared to engage in her very first hookup with him. Then Izzy wakes up the next morning in Johnny Gamble's bed, and good girl Izzy finds she likes being bad for Johnny. Even so, Izzy feels Johnny holding her at arm's length. He's in love with someone else. Someone who left him and did it leaving him broken.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • OMG Worst male narration EVER

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-14-18

Really enjoyable story :)

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-05-18

4-4.5 stars

This was a really enjoyably story. I liked both Izzy and Johnny and liked their story. This review does have one bit of info about the Johnny & the OW that might be considered a bit spoilerish.

Izzy is the director of a database management team and loves her work. She recently started having a longer commute as, after some issues with a slightly psycho ex, Izzy decided to move outside of the city. She moved near her BFF and has a place big enough for her dogs, cats, birds and horses.

Johnny co-owns some businesses with his brother but he prefers not to manage those businesses himself as that's just not him. Johnny is a mechanic...he likes fixing things and is happy getting his hands dirty. Johnny thought he was in love a few years back but it ended badly and he hasn't dated seriously since then.

When the story begins, Izzy is waking up in Johnny's bed. Izzy is not the type of woman that has a hook up so she's really not sure how to handle things. There are some stumbles but Izzy and Johnny do get through breakfast and set up a time for an actual date. Although because of how they started, Izzy is iffy on how serious their date is supposed to be. Johnny is a bit slow to let people in but he's definitely interested in Izzy and exploring the attraction between them. They start spending some times together but Izzy's BFF also warns her about Johnny's Ex so she's worried about getting her heart broken.

And yes, the Ex does come back to town but Johnny (spoiler) isn't happy about it. He does make one mistake that didn't look good when his Ex showed up that had Izzy freaking out but he was pretty quick to confront the matter with Izzy and make sure she was straight on the fact that he wasn't interested in his Ex. Outside of that, the Ex isn't a major part of the story. There's also a bit of drama in the story from Izzy's sister and nephew showing up unexpectedly due to troubles of their own and their addition had some issues but also added nicely to the story. Izzy and Johnny are able to work things out between them, getting on the same page and working on starting a life together, ending the story with a HEA.

This was a really enjoyable story. Izzy was a real sweetheart..sometimes in a slightly unbelievable way (scene with the birds). But Izzy is a good heroine and is also smart and practical and even a bit of a goof, which made her more likable. Johnny seemed a bit unsure about things at first but I think he just had to adjust because he didn't expect to find Izzy. After his one big mistake, Johnny was great...an extremely considerate and gentlemanly hero. My only real complaint is that the story was maybe a bit slow in the beginning. It picked up and actually puled me in after I read into it some but it wasn't immediate. Overall, I really liked both the characters and the story so I'd recommend this story.

* note - Both narrators did fine jobs but I will say that for me, their tones weren't quite what I felt fit the characters.

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  • Wrong Number, Right Guy

  • The Bourbon Street Boys, Book 1
  • By: Elle Casey
  • Narrated by: Emily Foster
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,407
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,247
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,243

When a mysterious text message summons May Wexler to a biker bar in downtown New Orleans, she knows something is very wrong. Her sister has sent out an SOS, but when May gets there, she's nowhere to be found and May is the one in trouble - she's wearing pink espadrilles, she's got a Chihuahua in her purse, and she's in the middle of a shootout.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny, light and distracting

  • By Paula on 12-03-15

Enjoyable story overall

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-12-18

3 stars

This was an enjoyable story overall. May and Ozzie were interesting characters and I liked that them as a couple.

May is a photographer that makes a living doing portraits and wedding photos. May is single and likes it that way as she hasn't had good luck with guys in the past. May's sister lives close and she has 3 kids that May helps out with when it's needed.

Ozzie is the head of a security company that works with the New Orleans police a lot. Right now, Ozzie and his team are working an undercover job to take down a big gang in the area. Ozzie seems like he's rough and tough but he's really a bit of a teddy bear (at least for the right girl).

The way May and Ozzie meet is a bit of a clusterfuck. May gets a text from an unknown number and because her sister was having problems with her cell, May automatically assumes that it must be her sister. The texts seem weird to May (which should have warned her something wasn't right) but she's so convinced it's her sister that she automatically follows the texts to a disreputable bar. Soon after she arrives, crap goes down in the bar and Ozzie ends up saving May from someone shooting at her. May and Ozzie don't connect immediately and go their separate ways after the bar...at least until May realizes she's being followed and she's probably in trouble. Ozzie gives her a place to feel safe but seems reluctant to have her around.

Fortunately, his co-workers kind of pull May into the group and since they need someone for surveillance, she's soon hired on (even though she's rather wishy washy about the possibility). TBH, the beginning of the relationship is rough as both Ozzie and May seem to send mixed messages a lot. It doesn't help that May is constantly verging on TSTL. She tends to jump to conclusions and then take those jumps as fact, even when evidence builds up that her assumptions are wrong. She also tends to run from her feelings or any embarrassment...she's a weird mix between blunt and wussy. Ozzie and May do manage to get past their issues and things work out so they end the story together and starting towards a HEA.

This was an enjoyable story overall. May was a decent heroine but there were times I definitely wanted to shake her (for the reasons noted above). Ozzie was a bit confusing at first but I liked him as I got to know him better. Overall, the story was good and Ozzie and May seemed to work well together once they got there.

  • Teton Sunrise

  • Teton Romance Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Peggy L. Henderson
  • Narrated by: Steve Marvel
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

Evelyn Lewis' secret dream of marrying her brother's best friend is shattered when he leaves their hometown to seek his fortune elsewhere. For six long years, she's waited and wondered if he would return. After the shocking murder of her parents, her brother is the only family she has left. Refusing to accept a betrothal to a man she doesn't love, she decides to take control of her destiny and confront her parents' killer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't wait to hear more!

  • By AmazonCustomer on 02-20-14

Very good story :)

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-29-18

4 stars

This was a very good story. I liked Alex and Evelyn and enjoyed their story. This is the first story I've read y this author and I liked it well enough that I's be willing to read more of her work in the future. That said, if I were you, I'd stop before reading the epilogue. The epilogue is just a short chapter about a different couple that is inconsequential to the story of Alex and Evelyn. It isn't a happy chapter though...ending rather horribly and in a cliffy (so be warned).

Evelyn is a 19 year old that was raised in St. Charles, MO. Evelyn's parent owned a farm and she lived there with her parents and her brother. Not long before this story begins, Evelyn's parents are killed and she's left with just her brother.

Alex grew up in St. Charles, MO, not far from Evelyn's farm and he was best friends with her brother. His father was abusive and Alex often showed up at Evelyn's farm beat up because he tried to protect his mother. When his mother died, Alex left to take a job with a fur trading company and would probably be gone for years.

Evelyn was 13 when Alex left and her brother, Henry, wanted to go with him but had to stay to help run the farm. They didn't hear from Alex and then when their parents were killed a neighbor said that Alex was the one who'd killed them. Evelyn didn't know what to think but couldn't dispute it and had to accept it as truth. She used to be infatuated with Alex and now she had to hate him, even if it was hard sometimes. When Henry decides to do something drastic, Evelyn gets caught in the middle and ends up in danger.

Thankfully, Evelyn's danger is ended by Alex rescuing her, even if she thinks she's been rescued by the devil at first. Alex has to take Evelyn as his woman to safeguard her but he's not willing to push himself on her and agrees to a temporary arrangement for her safety until he can take her back to St. Charles. With some time, Alex is able to convince her that he wasn't responsible for her parent's deaths and eventually, their arrangement becomes more. There's a twist in the end and Evelyn is in danger that makes Alex go to great lengths to save her but he does and they're able to start towards a HEA together.

This was a very enjoyable story (if you don't count the epilogue). I liked Evelyn very much. She did act in a stupid manner a couple times but she wasn't really given much choice in some respects and she wasn't a TSTL heroine (I hate those). Alex was a good hero and had his own demons to deal with but thankfully, any issues they caused were dealt with. Overall, I liked the story and characters and fond the story to be very engaging. I'd recommend this story (but not the epilogue). :)

* note - The narrator did an alright job but he was rather slow and I had to hike up the playing speed a bit.