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  • Boomerangers

  • By: Heather M. Orgeron
  • Narrated by: Jillian Macie, Eric Michael Summerer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 17

Boomerangers [boo-muh-rang-ers] - noun, informal: an adult who moves back home to live with a parent after a period of independence. Spencer: I love sex. I love the power, the intimacy, the euphoria it brings. Too bad I'm not having any . . . You'd think as New Orleans's most renowned sex therapist that I'd be swimming in single men. In a way, I am . . . except for the fact that one is in diapers and the other two are drowning in preteen hormones. As a single mother of three, my days are devoted to my clients and my kids, and my nights are spent with Fabio, my vibrator.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So Good

  • By mak3658 on 06-13-18

So Good

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

Reviewed: 06-13-18

I loved this nook. Especially loved the way the author introduces the characters and character development. Loved, loved , loved Kyle.

Also, I have two new favorite narrators! They complimented each other extremely well and truly were believable as Spencer and Cooper.

  • Rebel Heir: Book One

  • The Rush Series, Volume 1
  • By: Vi Keeland, Penelope Ward
  • Narrated by: Maxine Mitchell, Sebastian York
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 702
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 637
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 633

How to kick off a great summer in the Hamptons: Snag a gorgeous rental on the beach. Check. Get a job at a trendy summer haunt. Check. How to screw up a great summer in the Hamptons: Fall for the one guy with a dark leather jacket, scruff on his face, and intense eyes that doesn’t fit in with the rest of the tony-looking crowd. A guy you can’t have when you’ll be leaving at the end of the season. Check. Check. Check. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story BUT

  • By Maria on 04-25-18

Not even close to their best work

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

Reviewed: 04-12-18

If this were the first book I had read by Keeland and Ward, it would have been the last. I was so tired of the “back door” talk by the middle of the book, I couldn’t finish it. Not a prude, just wasn’t into the amount of attention this was given. The female lead was aggravating and confused while the lead male seemed to have split personalities. Obviously, I’m not interested in the consecutive book.

Ugh. Just ugh.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • A Laird for All Time: A Laird for All Time, Book 1

  • By: Angeline Fortin
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 733
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 674
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 669

After 10 long years of education and residency, Dr. Emmy MacKenzie decides it's time for a much-deserved vacation. But when she's traveling the British Isles, a twist of fate at the gates of the ancient castle of Duart hurls Emmy more than a hundred years into the past and into the arms of a magnificent Highlander who thinks she is his long-lost wife, Heather MacLean.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A story to listen to again and again

  • By SIMARA on 11-14-15

Lovely. Just lovely!

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

Reviewed: 01-25-18

This is the sweetest, sexiest, most heartwarming historical romance I’ve ever read or heard. It’s a story of forgiveness and second chances and, of course, love written by an excellent storyteller and voiced by a brilliant narrator.

  • Royal Date

  • The Royals of Monterra, Book 1
  • By: Sariah Wilson
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102

Kat MacTaggart is a girl who has a plan for everything - including her holiday ski trip to Monterra with her best friend. Everything is going according to plan until she finds herself careening out of control down a mountainside and being rescued by a guy who looks like Superman's hotter Italian cousin. HRH Prince Nico is intrigued by the woman he saved on the slopes and her refusal to date him. He offers Kat a deal - let him show her his country and he'll pay her to write articles that will help Monterra's tourism industry.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I struggled with this book!

  • By love this book! on 01-17-18

Very, very sweet story

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

Reviewed: 12-12-17

No surprises in this sweet Cinderella-esque story. Though I am typically drawn to a steamy romance, it is occasionally nice to break from the norm and listen to/read a lovely story sans sexual encounters. Christians would be comfortable with it, and be pleased, as well, with the religious aspect as it is inclusive of morals and the royal family’s devotion to the church. There are a few villains, but only minor angst.

Royal Date is a heartwarming story and so very apropos for the Christmas holidays.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dear Bridget, I Want You

  • By: Penelope Ward, Vi Keeland
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,055
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 982
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 983

I'm writing this letter because it's highly doubtful I'll ever garner the courage to say this to your face. So, here goes. We're totally wrong for each other. You're the proper single mum with a good head on your shoulders. I'm just the carefree British doctor passing through town and temporarily living in your converted garage until I head back to England. But here's the thing... for some bloody reason, I can't stop thinking about you in very inappropriate ways.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A HEARTWARMING AND DELICIOUS ROM/COM

  • By CAROLYN on 10-24-17

Great...Again

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

Reviewed: 10-06-17

I listened to this book for the first time a few months ago and loved it so much that I was chomping at the bit to listen to it again. I finally gave in. It was just as enchanting the second time around. Keeland and Ward are two of my favorite romance writers, both individually and in collaboration, and this book is one of my absolute favorite romantic comedies...perhaps my favorite.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sex Symbol

  • By: Laurelin Paige
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 279
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278

Micah Preston is Hollywood's number one sex symbol. A rich and famous actor who has sworn off any serious relationships, the playboy is the media's favorite bachelor. But he wasn't anybody when Maddie Bauer met him seven years ago. Then he was just the hot guy at the party who gave her an amazing orgasm and never called her again. Now her job as a camera assistant has landed her on the set of his latest movie, and despite her vow to ignore his charm, she finds him pulling her focus.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't read the bad reviews!!!!

  • By MF on 12-18-17

What can I say...

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

Reviewed: 10-05-17

You've already read, in previous reviews, the story of Maddie and Micah. What I can add is that the author presented the details of the story along a sensible timeline with each event ratcheting up the emotional aspect. While there was no surprise in the ending, it was a sweet ride getting there.

And what can I say about Andi Arndt? Exceptional as always. My favorite female narrator!

Definitely a story you'll want to read (listen to), if you love romance, conflict and, ultimately, love.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lucas

  • Cold Fury Hockey Series, Book 8
  • By: Sawyer Bennett
  • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart, Joe Arden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132

Lucas Fournier is only serious about one thing: hockey. The league's fun-loving charmer, Luc is always up for a good prank or a great lay, and he has no intention of settling down. But being traded to the Carolina Cold Fury - and to play alongside his big brother, Max - is no joke. With another title in sight, the last thing Luc wants is to let his new teammates down. To succeed, Luc will need to keep his head in the game and the most...er, demanding member of his anatomy in check. But when temptation hits, Luc hits back harder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loving that Cold Fury boy!

  • By Jonella A. Moore on 09-24-17

Uh, no. Just no...

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

Reviewed: 09-20-17

The story of Stephanie and Lucas was beautiful and lighthearted - until it wasn't. I understand the reasons for Stephanie's avoidance of a relationship (familial, romantic) and the emotions and trust that go along with it, but I felt that the author was a bit heavy -handed with regards to the subject matter. My real problem with how she (the author) resolved the conflict actually left it feeling unresolved to me - almost as if she had a deadline in which to finish the book and chose the conflict resolution to race through - skimping on much needed detail.

The end of Stephanie's and Lucas tale wasn't brought to conclusion. Even if she writes in a subsequent book about the baby's birth, it will never be as impactful or heartwarming as if she completed it in this book. If the author wanted to begin Van's and Simone's story she might have wanted to present that in a separate epilogue (the first epilogue being the COMPLETION of this story) or included it as the beginning of the next story after this story's epilogue.

On a better note, the narrators were excellent. I had never listened to a book narrated by Cris Dukehart will certainly do so again if the opportunity presents itself. She gave believability as well as the appropriate amount of angst to Stephanie's predicament and struggles. As far as Joe Arden's narration is concerned, he never disappoints and turned out yet another great performance as the character, Lucas.

  • A Place in the Sun

  • By: R.S. Grey
  • Narrated by: Victoria Aston, Roger Frisk
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64

When her mother's incessant matchmaking hits an all-time high, Georgie Archibald does what any sensible woman would do: she flees the country. Seeking refuge in the picturesque seaside village of Vernazza, Italy, Georgie's only plan is to lie low, gorge herself on gelato, and let the wine and waves wash her troubles away...that is until she wakes up in a bed that belongs to the most romantic-looking man she's ever seen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh My Liam Neeson, I've Been Taken

  • By URSULA G on 04-06-17

A beautiful, sweet story

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

Reviewed: 09-07-17

This is one of the sweetest stories I've ever listened to. The feistiness and determination of Georgie to mend a broken Gianluca was heartwarming, funny and all encompassing. I started listening to the book around 7 pm, and had to break (reluctantly) to make dinner and do some work. I finally had to go to sleep - around 4am, finally finishing it in the morning. It was almost painful to put it down.

Victoria Aston was incredible. Her performance, accents and ability to bring Georgie to life made me feel as if she were a friend of mine. Roger Frisk has a beautiful voice but could really work on his accents with regards to Gianluca and other characters with Italian accents. Still, he gave appropriate emotion to Gianluca's broken heart and inability to let the past go.

R. S. Grey's writing is incomparable. A wonderful telling of a truly beautiful story.

  • Change of Hart

  • By: M. E. Carter
  • Narrated by: Jacob Morgan, Kirsten Leigh
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231

My name is Jason Hart. As the best defensive lineman in the country, I eat, sleep, and breathe football. That is, until I have a random meeting with a little boy that just lost his father. We have more in common than you might think and it creates an unlikely bond. As our friendship grows, so do my feelings for his mother. I know Addison, as a recent widow, isn't ready to date again. But I want to get to know her better in spite of all her rejections. Is it possible that I, a self-proclaimed bachelor, could be having a Change of Hart?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVED IT!

  • By Erin Kinney on 07-07-17

Adorable, Enchanting, Wonderful...

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

Reviewed: 08-12-17

I think Ms. Carter has become my new favorite romance novel author.

I was listening to the book in bed after my husband had fallen asleep, since I was dealing with a bit of insomnia. I laughed so hard during the scene with the monkey and the banana that my husband got up and moved to the couch. The following afternoon, I found myself tearing up as Jason dried Addison's tears after a misunderstanding near the end of the book.

This was so delightful that Im onto the second book in the life of the Harts. If it's even close to as good as the first book, it will be very enjoyable, I'm certain.

  • Wrecked

  • By: JB Salsbury
  • Narrated by: Bunny Warren, Matthew Holland
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152

It's been months since Aden Colt left the army, and still the memories haunt him. When he moved into a tiny boat off the California coast, he thought he'd found the perfect place to escape life. Then Sawyer shows up and turns his simple life upside down. Beautiful and sophisticated, she seems out of place in this laid-back beach town. Something is pushing her to experience everything she can - including Aden. But as much as he wants her, starting a relationship with Sawyer puts them both at risk.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BEAUTIFUL

  • By Natalie P on 07-22-17

A truly beautiful book!

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

Reviewed: 08-10-17

If one book could encompass every emotion to the enth degree, this one would be it. Intelligent writing without being pretentious. This has become one of my favorite books and writers.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful