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  • Fiercely Emma

  • Cake Series, Book Three
  • By: J. Bengtsson
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Zachary Webber
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,322
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,234
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,228

Emma, older sister of renowned rock star Jake McKallister, has crafted a quiet existence for herself. Fiercely independent, scorned at work, and indifferent to relationships, she's spent the past decade trying to move on from the crime that shook her family to the core. But unfinished business from Emma's troubled past looms heavy, threatening to destroy the fledging love she's found with the only man to ever jump-start her wounded heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love J. Bengtsson

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-05-17

Third book is just as good as the rest

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

Reviewed: 05-10-18

By the end of the second book you really start to get to know the McKallister crew and now we finally get to understand why Jake and Kyle's sister Emma is such a snot. She bursts onto the page with a bratty teenager scene that makes your eyes roll and your palm twitch - even if you're not a violent person. Oh, you'll see. But she learns quickly that her attitude is pointless as her whole family is shredded by the violence her brother experiences and her whole world changes.

It turns out that rather than becoming a better person, Emma did more of a sidestep, becoming a hero to her siblings because no one else would help them during the crisis but still being as rude as she was as a teen when she hits adulthood. None of the nurses and most of the doctors who work with her can't stand her, and her friends is even worse. We got this glimpse of her in the previous books - we just know a bit more detail this time around. So that makes it even more fun when you get introduced to the super-genuine Finn Perry, a stunt man and struggling actor who has one of the craziest backgrounds a character can have.

I genuinely loved Finn from the very beginning - and knowing how these books work out before they even start, you watch his collision course with Emma with dread because she will eat him alive. What ensues is actually a very fun listen. Especially with the return of Webber, Finn is even better because of it. And of course, Andi Arndt is a star as always.

5 stars.

  • The Theory of Second Best

  • Cake Series, Book 2
  • By: J. Bengtsson
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,088
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,970
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,965

Kyle McKallister has lived his life in the shadows. Younger brother to one of the world's most elusive and embattled celebrities, Kyle has carved out a comfortable existence touring with his famous brother and living in the lap of luxury with no commitments or plans of his own, only a deep, haunting loyalty to his brother. But his life is about to be shaken up when the opportunity comes to compete on a popular reality show.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I LOVED IT!! EVEN BETTER THAN THE FIRST!!!

  • By Annie The Audible Addict!!! on 06-26-17

I think I just became a Zachary Webber fan

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

Reviewed: 05-10-18

I swear I should have found this narrator before - I actually discovered this book while searching for titles Andi Arndt has narrated because she and Sebastian York seem to be the power couple of the audiobook world. Now there's a love triangle because Webber totally rocks my socks. He's got this inflection that reminds me of Ryan Reynolds/Deadpool and I just ADORE it. Of course, this book series is wonderful so it's even better to listen to.

So you can read this alone and I almost did, not realizing until I downloaded it that it was a second book in a series. You'd think the title would clue me in, but this book is not second best, if anything it's better. Kyle's brother is a famous rock star from book 1 and Kyle has pretty much been piggybacking on his brother's career his whole life - and he's starting to notice that others are noticing. So he signs himself up for a Survivor-style reality show.

Bengtsson is quickly showing she's got a knack for writing for the real woman - as she adds another lovely addition to her pool of characters in the form of Kenzie, a small town girl ready for something different after stepping in for her mother when she passed away during the birth of triplets.

I think the most surprising thing is that neither Kyle nor Kenzie bothered to Google survival skills and pretty much just showed up to wing it on the show - that's the one thing that bugged me. If I could win a million you know I'd be learning how to capture/make fresh water, built tents, stay warm, and learn how to fish with what I was given. Heck, at least I know how to make rope because Tom Hanks spent quite a lot of movie time during Castaway doing just that - but neither of these survivalists attempted anything like that during filming and relied primarily on what was given. But then again, maybe that's how some people play those games (I never really watched the shows).

Other than that it's fun to watch them flounder together. Kenzie is a bit adorkable and Kyle is the young anti-commitment guy you'd expect in a romance novel - the kind that doesn't realize what he's missed until she's gone. But while that might be predictable, we get so much after the reconciliation that it's worth it. And we even get an extension of the first novel since this book begins before the first and stretches past it giving us a glimpse of the drama in Jake's life from a different perspective. We also learn a bit more of what went down a decade ago.

Good fun. 5 stars.

  • Cake

  • A Love Story
  • By: J. Bengtsson
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Joe Arden
  • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,092
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,748
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,739

Jake McKallister might have been a rock star, but he was no ordinary one. Surviving an unspeakable crime as a young teen had shaped him into a guarded workaholic, and he now lived his life trying to forget. If it hadn't been for music and the redemption he found through it, he might not have survived. Career success came easily for him. Personal connections did not.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Freakin Rockin Book

  • By Alanna on 12-22-16

Don't Let the Name Fool You

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

Reviewed: 05-10-18

It's been a while since I've made time to write a review but I just listened to this series and it was fantastic. It's a bit stereotypical for a romance series about a rock star but I loved every minute. I hesitated forever because of the title. Once you know why it's called that it's like ooohhhhhhh - but at first glance it's like, do they really like that dessert so much that it deserved to be the title of the book?

I applaud Bengtsson for not making everyone in her book "super hot" because "omg hotness" like some authors have a tendency to do. The more this series progressed these characters took on a realness I value when reading. It's the icing on the cake.

Jake is a rock star that is a bit alienated from the lifestyle he now lives. He has a traumatic past that he has a hard time dealing with and only finds solace with his family because everyone treats him like a celebrity. Until he meets Casey - who has a little more meat on her bones than her competition for his attention and she's a bit self-conscious of that. Luckily, even though she too geeks out a little when he walks into the room, she manages to be her goofy self which he finds refreshing. It's interesting to see the guy have a giant crush he's hiding instead of the expected other way around.

As many romance novels, you can kindof guess the end, and this book gives a nice, gentle ride into their relationship as we readers discover these characters as they discover each other. And the narrators are awesome. 5 stars.

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  • The Mane Event

  • Pride Series #1
  • By: Shelly Laurenston
  • Narrated by: Charlotte Kane
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,336
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,223
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,233

Shelly Laurenston turns up the heat with two sizzling novellas. Christmas Pride: How come all the good-looking ones are insane? That's what runs through NYPD cop Desiree "Dez" MacDermot's mind the minute she hooks up again with her childhood buddy, Mace Llewellyn. Shaw's Tail: Brendon Shaw, hotel owner and lion shifter, has seen better days. He's been beaten, had a gun to the back of his head, and had to be rescued by a Pack of shape-shifting wolves.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Why speed up Johanna Parker/Charlotte Kane?

  • By TSTBren on 06-15-13

2 Stories in 1

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

Reviewed: 05-20-17

There's nothing like a think Louisiana accent to set the scene for... NYC? The beginning of this book confused me - why was everyone southern? The leading lady is from the Bronx. Very bizarre. The answer could be that there are actually two books on this recording and the second leading lady is from Tennessee, but I've never heard that accent in any part of that state. Bottom line, wrong narrator.

SPOILERS AHEAD: This book was a bit odd. There's an expectation when writing shifters that the people will take on the characterization of the animal they shift in to - I'm still trying to figure out why Laurenston chose lions if she wanted her main guy to wait 20 years for one particular woman... having not contacted her at all in two decades? She's not only an NYC cop, and a former Marine, but she also has "huge tits" and apparently never walks her dogs after she discovers sex with her long lost buddy.

The book didn't really stop - it just sortof switched to a completely new book with new leads. The main girl's accent was THICK and I lost count of how many times she called her lion Hoss. Also a lion guy who IMMEDIATELY fell into a soul-mate relationship. So that makes two male lions who have rejected their nature for no reason other than to have amazing mind blowing sex with someone they're obsessed with.

I'm guessing this writer has never seen lions mate.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • From Russia with Claws

  • By: Jacey Conrad, Gia Corona
  • Narrated by: Natasha Volkov
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 401
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 378
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 375

When alpha female Galina Sudenko agreed to attend her distant cousin's birthday party, she wasn't counting on meeting the devastatingly handsome and powerful rom alpha Andrey Lupesco or having her sexy times with him interrupted by the murder of her idiot brother-in-law, Sergei. But such is life when your father is one of the most powerful werewolves within Seattle's supernatural Russian organized crime syndicate.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not your typical Molly Harper

  • By M. M. Robinson on 08-19-15

Oh Lordy, I should have read the reviews first

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-23-15

What would have made From Russia with Claws better?

A different narrator, a better story line, and... I'm not sure - I don't mind reading erotica but all I can say is they seemed - stilted and forced. I LOVE Molly Harper. I can see why she didn't want her name on this tho. Ugh.

What could Jacey Conrad and Gia Corona have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

To be honest, the leading lady is a bit too much of a Mary Sue. She's awesome. She's a she-wolf in a man's world, barges in on meetings, sticks it to her hot-headed brother and acts all bada** with not many consequences. When she gets attacked, she even makes the guy run away in fear. Nope. Give me a reason. Girls can be awesome. But just prancing around like that and screwing someone because thats what wolf people do... sigh.

I miss the regular Molly Harper snark.

How could the performance have been better?

Okay - first, it was like nails on a chalkboard every time this chick said Andre's name. She could pull off a Russian accent but it went Spanish when she rolled her Rs. And she did it over and over. You could practically hear the spit rolling around in her mouth.

Her pacing was a bit off thought she could so some accents well. Really, she was just a bit too prissy - I mean no offense, girly, but your voice sounds like daddy bought you a recording booth. Total stereotype. You need to work on that.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Honestly, I wanted to love it. Then I just wanted to like it. Finally I just quit listening a few hours in. It's redeeming quality? Maybe people will read how much everyone loves Molly Harpers other books and they'll discover the delightful Half Moon Hollow.

Any additional comments?

I'm baffled at the author's name on the book. Why would you write under a pseudonym if you're just going to out yourself? I get why JD Robb did - she switched genres and wanted a more gender-neutral name because the audience had more males. If you don't want to get caught writing erotica, why go this route? Also perhaps waiting for feedback would have been better - seems all of Harper's fans are rather sad about this abysmal book.

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  • Collide

  • By: Gail McHugh
  • Narrated by: Mary Kowal
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 659
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 620
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 623

On the heels of graduating college and trying to cope with her mother's death, Emily Cooper moves to New York City for a fresh start. While harboring secrets of his own, Dillon Parker takes care of Emily through her grief. Knowing he can't live without her by his side, he's sweet, thoughtful, and everything Emily has ever wanted in a man. Until she meets Gavin Blake....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Aggrivation, a heart attack, and the cliffhanger.

  • By Bexlyn Wright on 06-30-15

Aggrivation, a heart attack, and the cliffhanger.

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

Reviewed: 06-30-15

I honestly don't know what to type as I sit here and ponder the responses I just read over to this book. I just feel... slimy. Uncomfortable. Discombobulated.

And I'm gunna have a moment to Woosah. So. Spoilers.

Obviously.

There's something I failed to truly appreciate in Lizzy Bennet, despite loving her for years. Her backbone. She's sure of herself, and when confronted with security in the form of handsome Darcy, she'd rather stay single than deal with douchbaggery.

Not Emily. Emily is dating a creeper. All the signs are there. Like, waved in our face. He's like Mr. Wickham with money. And to make sure we notice them, the second voice of the story is the OTHER guy. So we know from the beginning Gavin and Emily will end up together. We just have to wait. And wait. And watch this girl make one bad move after another. It's like some cross between a boyfriend and Stockholm syndrome and she just CAN'T get away. Even after meeting her love-at-first-sight guy.

On top of it, there seems to be a lot of women who love answering doors in their underwear. This abnormal occurrence plays a role in this story. And to be honest. The whole "misunderstanding" could have been understood if homegirl had a backbone and simply stepped inside her recently claimed domain, and confronted the situation.

But she's a doe. A heart-bleeding doe. That's her spirit animal.

And when she finally gets what she wants - I knew something was up because there was too much book left. So enter the evil ex who is there just to be a drunken, panty-wearing, door-opening, plot device. Boom. "Shot thru the heart, and you're to blame.."

I was so off balance during my yoga class today because I was so ANGRY at this heroine. Laugh if you will, but yoga is that calm place. A happy place. Instead, I was stuck on pause while the last hour (like 8 hours in) of listening and my warrior pose sucked because I was pep-talking myself how I would NEVER let a guy abuse me like that. Or would I let things get so out of control like she did.

My heart is tight even now just thinking about it. Don't ever let a man treat you like that, reader, Christian Grey is better than this guy. Seriously.

Woosah.

I came here hoping the reviews would mention how broken this heroine is from the first minute of the book to the last. Nope. Everyone loved it. Apparently heartbreak for 11 hours is fun!

It's not. Nothing about this book is FUN. It's a heart attack. With bad narration. I love Elizabeth Bennet and that story has just as much heartbreak and mishaps and you ENJOY reading it. This book was a big bunch of frustration, aggravation, and to top it off, it ends right before the climax!

You want to know what happens? Me too. You have to get the second book because authors these days didn't listen to their English teachers. They listened to their pocketbooks. Luckily because of all the rave reviews, I bought both books while they were on sale so I can suffer through another 11 hours. I'm guessing these two will continue to have misunderstandings and heartbreaks - as if they aren't already puddles of goo on the floor.

I will say it's a decently written nightmare of an abusive relationship. I'm hoping she grows a backbone in the second book so I'll continue on. Tight heart and all.

Oh. And just because this review isn't long enough. The narration was a joke. She had half of them down okay but Fallon? Hah! She had a deeper voice than the guys! The accents are pretty terrible too. Still, not the worst I've heard... so... 2 stars.

Listen at your own risk. And you are a risk taker. Aren't you. Cause you read these spoilers.

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  • Nikolai

  • Her Russian Protector, Book 4
  • By: Roxie Rivera
  • Narrated by: Pinky Powell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236

After a brush with death as a juvenile delinquent, Vivian swore she'd never stray across that line again - but there's just one problem with her plan to stay on the right side of the law. She's completely, irrevocably and unabashedly in love with Nikolai, the Russian mob boss who saved her life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • OH SIGH, THESE LOVEABLE RUSSIAN ROGUES!!

  • By CAROLYN on 04-21-15

Great 4th book in a Russian mafia series!

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

Reviewed: 06-06-15

Okay so the last three were kind of Russian mafia but none of the guys were actually IN the mafia. Nikolai, tho, yeah he's in. Really in. And the trouble that happens as he tries to fight his feelings for Vivi are exciting and a little extreme. I mean, we're talking flesh trade market here.

This book was a small step up and interesting for erotica in that the heroine is not only a virgin but she stays that way for most of the book so if you want the kinky stuff to happen asap like with Dimitri, you'll have to wait. That she's waiting is never really explained which I find odd, usually it's for religious or personal reasons but it's never broached.

And also an interesting thing, as Rivera has proven before, Vivi is a bit weightier than Nikolai - a few times she mentions Vivi's curves or Nikolai's thin frame, which would suggest Nik likes his ladies with some meat on their bones. Refreshing.

There's some psychological stuff going on here which is interesting to read - not just for her but for him as well. We also get to see the group in action so reading the previous books is a must.

I'm a little thrown by Pinky Powell's accent for Vivi - she grew up around a few of the other girls yet she sounds more like Sookie Stackhouse than the others - as I look back, a few of the girls have a hint of Chicana in their speech, others sound all-American, and there's Vivi with a really strong southern lilt that's adorable but awkward. Still does a decent job tho.

  • Yuri

  • Her Russian Protector, Book 3
  • By: Roxie Rivera
  • Narrated by: Pinky Powell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228

While clawing her way out of Houston's worst neighborhood, Lena vowed to never let any man have power over her. After a lifetime of broken promises from her criminal father and a mother who abandoned her, Lena believes that love makes you vulnerable. She's never been tempted to test that belief... until Yuri. Sexy as sin and with a dark reputation, Russian billionaire Yuri Novakovsky survived a miserable childhood of poverty and neglect to ascend the pinnacle of success.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • YOU JUST CAN'T GO WRONG WITH THIS SERIES

  • By CAROLYN on 03-28-15

Interesting 3rd book in a fun Russian Mafia series

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

Reviewed: 06-06-15

First, let me say, these books are fun. Will you take them seriously? No, because it's erotica ladies, come on. But for erotica, they offer you a fun listen. Roxie Rivera has created a delightful romp through Houston that will make you want to listen to the whole series. And you should start with the little snippet that is book 1.

I will admit I hoped for more in this book. You may have noticed I gave it 3 stars. Pinky Powell did a nice job, though I hoped for improvement on the accents. Not bad though. The story however irked me a little.

Yuri is a billionaire... selfmade... and not all from illegal stuff which is nice. He's a guy that got lucky then spun his millions into a huge deal. He's currently obsessed with a pipeline in Europe that will... make him money? That part was fuzzy but he was really into making it happen so let's say it will benefit him greatly.

Leni got on my nerves. It's a great premise - young college girl sets up a blog to talk about the hottest parts of Houston to party, over the years she gains a reputation and eventually makes money from people wanting her to come to clubs. A local celeb. In the meantime she's working on her degree and working for a marketing firm. She merges the two and cleans up a swanky club. Only to be b**chslapped.

What follows is a weird staying of character and a bit of whiney teenage angst that I wouldn't expect from a strong independent woman in her twenties. I found the way their relationship went to be a little awkward and then we through in a Mexican cartel and boom! adventure!

But I'll keep listening. Cause it's fun.

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  • Dimitri

  • Her Russian Protector, Book 2
  • By: Roxie Rivera
  • Narrated by: Pinky Powell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 277
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264

Refusing to lose her brother to the violent Hermanos street gang, Benny turns to Dimitri, the dead sexy Russian who lives in the apartment above her family's bakery. He's the only man tough enough to get through to Johnny and save him from a life in prison - or worse.

There's nothing Dimitri won't do for Benny, even if it means dealing with her troublemaking brother. He quickly realizes that it's not just Johnny and his thug friends that pose a threat to Benny.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Hot Russian and curvy Spanish baker jump right in

  • By Bexlyn Wright on 06-06-15

Hot Russian and curvy Spanish baker jump right in

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

Reviewed: 06-06-15

How much to I LOVE that Rivera has not only provided hunky guys, but that they love curvy girls. I'm not a big gal but I appreciate the real woman experience. Dimitri loves every thing about Benny, enough to stay in his starter apartment above her bakery instead of building that large house he can afford.

This relationship starts off between two people who have known each other for a while, each pining after the other secretly until he finally makes his move. Benita's brother gets a cameo in the first book but becomes and absolute nuisance in this one and made me want to throttle him on multiple occasions.

I enjoyed this book except for one thing. ONE BIG THING.

I might rant a little. Scroll away if you don't want to hear it. :)

And I'm going to put in the spoiler tag even though it's obvious after the first chapter or two.

I adore Rivera's obvious promotion of safe sex. It's something that is mentioned throughout all of her books. She slips up here tho. After using condoms for their first foray into the hot steamy scenes you'll love, They wake up together and go at it, only after it's over realizing they forgot one important barrier.

It's the treatment of the aftermath I can't ignore. They even DISCUSS IT. Oops, we forgot the condom. Are you on the pill? No...

And that's it. I kept waiting for the whole, well that's how babies are made maybe we should do something... or not... what do you think? But nothing happened. They went about their days. So I thought, maybe we just wouldn't talk about it and she would do the whole day-after thing or he would think about what a future with her and a baby would be like. Again, they just had unprotected full blown sexy time and just... nothing.

So at the end, when she's throwing up... she's SO CONFUSED. And I was very irritated at this point. What could it be? Food poisoning? Hmm... what ever could be the problem???

Benita seems like an intelligent-ish girl. Dimitri has a few brain cells up there. I can't understand how this is a weird shock. You had unprotected sex, ignored it after, and aren't even the least bit suspicious she could be pregnant?

End rant. Yanked a star for it. Okay maybe two. Could have been a 5 star book.

Kudos to Pinky Powell for handling all these touch accents. She's one to watch.

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  • Ivan

  • Her Russian Protector #1) (Volume 1)
  • By: Roxie Rivera
  • Narrated by: Pinky Powell
  • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 426
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 390
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 389

Desperate to find her sister, Erin goes to the only man in Houston who can help her - Ivan Markovic. The intimidating, tattooed Russian operates one of the most elite mixed-martial arts training centers in the world but it's his shadowy past and reputed connections with Houston's underworld that interest her most. To find her sister, she'll need the help of her big, scary Russian protector - but asking for help from a man like Ivan carries a steep price, one that might just include her heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet and Protected

  • By RAE on 11-23-13

Under 3 hrs - Start to a fun series

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

Reviewed: 06-06-15

So I have mixed feelings about this book. I'm apparently going through a mobster phase so these Russians were next on my list. The rest of the series comes in at the normal(ish) length you expect from books but this first one is under 3 hours. (Don't waste a credit - just buy it.)

Erin is searching for her pill-popping/shooting sister on the streets of Houston and turns to a brutish Russian guy who runs a fight training facility. The story is rushed, but the timing would suggest that. Ivan is a heavily tattooed orphan that will be our introduction to a group of single hot Russian mafia guys. There's not much else to tell without ruining the short story.

My main beef with it is that with the interesting books to come, why sell this one short? Perhaps going back and bulking it up would have been a good idea before bringing it forward because the author loses the change to give her first couple a good story. Instead, it feels rushed. There's also the setup - a group of orphaned single guys with no loves in their lives meets a group of single girls with shady parental backgrounds. It's took good a setup for a series and life doesn't always end up this way... but we're in this for another reason, amIrightladies? So it's forgiven.

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