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  • Leadership Lessons from Niccolo Machiavelli and The Prince

  • By: Matt Harrison
  • Narrated by: Nate Sjol
  • Length: 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

The Prince, written by Niccolò Machiavelli in 1513 and published in 1532 posthumously, is one of the most controversial pieces of writing in the world, even from the moment it was presented to “The Magnificent Lorenzo di Piero de'Medici”. Machiavelli was already considered a controversial figure in his time, and this fact, along with his imprisonment, torture, and banishment by the newly reinstated Medici regime, is the most likely reason for its rejection by its intended recipient. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A guide to be Machiavellian.

  • By cosmitron on 05-16-18

Great quick read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-21-18

Leadership Lessons from Niccolo Machiavelli and The Prince by Matt Harrison was a great quick read. This book explained how The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli can make you a better leader.

  • Christmas Returns

  • By: Teresa Ives Lilly
  • Narrated by: Lili Dubuque
  • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

When Dale returns to Bandera, Texas, for Christmas, all he expects is to spend time with his beloved dog Buck. However, running into Shanna, his high-school sweetheart, reminds him of the time he has wasted and all he lost by running away on Christmas Eve nine years earlier. When he discovers something awful happened to Shanna on the night that he left, Dale is determined to make it up to her, but first he must be able to forgive the way that God has forgiven him. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book

  • By Ashley Hedden on 05-21-18

Great Book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-21-18

Christmas Returns by Teresa Ives Lilly was a good read. Dale has returned to Bandera, Texas to spend Christmas with his parents. He didn’t expect to see his high school sweetheart Shanna and didn’t want the emotions involved. I loved reading Shanna and Dale story. I was given this freereview copy audiobook at my request and have voluntary left this review. This was a great read, I can’t wait to read more by the author.

  • Sisters in Love

  • Snow Sisters
  • By: Melissa Foster
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 144
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 134

Danica Snow has always been the smart, practical, and appropriate sister. As a therapist, she prides herself on making reasonable, conservative choices, even if a bit boring, and as part of the Big Sister Program, she has little time for anything more in her life. Blake Carter is a player. He never gets bored of conquering women, and with his sexy good looks and successful lifestyle, he has no trouble finding willing participants.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The first is still one of the best.

  • By JJB on 02-19-17

Great read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-21-18

Sister in Love by Melissa Foster was a great read. Danica is a therapist who has always made the more conservative choices. Blake has always been a player until his business partner does in an accident. Blake decides to go through therapy and walks into Danica’s office. I loved reading Danica and Blake’s story. I listened to the audiobook and loved how the narrator brought life to the characters. I can’t wait to read more by Melissa Foster.

  • Jaxie's Menage: Romance Menage Series

  • The Key Club Series, Book 6
  • By: Jan Springer
  • Narrated by: Teri Clark Linden
  • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

A close encounter with death pushes Jaxie into making one of her most intimate fantasies come true...  Never one for mixing business with pleasure, Jaxie Smarts knows it's time to break that rule. With the help of one of her best friends, they'll make sure Jaxie gets the two sexiest hunks at the Masquerade Ménage Ball. But Jaxie's well-laid plans quickly unravel... When Ewan's best friend, Royce, drags Ewan to the Key Club's Masquerade Ménage Ball, he's only going because he knows Jaxie won't be there. Saving her life is one thing, but having his heart broken by her is quite another. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read

  • By Ashley Hedden on 05-21-18

Great read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-21-18

Jaxie’s Ménage by Jan Springer was a good read. Jaxie spends everyday at work trying to make sure that people get their dream Ménages. After a close encounter with death Jaxie decides its time for her to get her Ménage. Ewan and his friend Royce go to the Key Club only because he believed Jaxie wouldn’t be there. Little did he know Jaxie would be there to get her Ménage. This was a good book that I enjoyed reading.

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  • Fishing for a Murderer

  • Hope Hadley Cozy Mystery Series, Book 2
  • By: Meredith Potts
  • Narrated by: Rachel Carr
  • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

After losing both her job and her boyfriend, actress Hope Hadley trades Hollywood, California, for her hometown of Hollywood, Florida. Before she has a chance to piece her life back together, her best friend's boyfriend is murdered. Even worse, the local police wrongfully suspect that her friend is the killer. Determined to clear her friend's name, Hope sets out to find the real killer herself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hope is a sassy & strong lead

  • By Christina on 03-24-18

Great Read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-21-18

Fishing for a Murderer by Meredith Potts was a great read. This is book two of the Hope Hadley Cozy Mystery Series. Hope not only lost her job but her boyfriend. Before she can get everything in order her best friends boyfriend gets murdered. Hope wants to clear her name and will do anything to do so. I loved this book and can’t wait to read more by Meredith Potts.

  • The Chosen One

  • By: T. B. Markinson
  • Narrated by: Lori Prince
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Girls are a risk college freshman Ainsley Carmichael can't take. Her powerful political family sees her as the Chosen One who will someday be president. Upholding a carefully crafted veneer is second nature until the first day of class when Maya's mysterious gray eyes hold her in thrall. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Read

  • By Ashley Hedden on 05-19-18

Great Read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-19-18

The Chosen One by T.B. Markinson was a great read. Ainsley has always had high aspirations to be president. Her family has always referred to her as the chosen one sue to this. She meets Maya and although she is already publicly out, they come from different worlds that may prove to be a problem. I loved reading this book.

  • Indebted to a King: A King Brother Novel

  • The King Brothers Series, Book 2
  • By: Lisa Lang-Blakeney
  • Narrated by: Tracy Marks, Aaron Shedlock
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

There's something about Cutter King that reminds me of every bad relationship I've been in and every bad decision I've ever made.... He's desperately good looking, but he knows it. He's built sturdy and strong like a tank, but he's reckless. He looks like every woman's fantasy, yet for me he's a nightmare. Too bad I owe him big time. And now he's moved in next door to collect.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • His Majesty the King is here!

  • By Rubi's Bookshelf on 05-09-18

Great Book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-14-18

Indebted to a King by Lisa Lang Blakeney was a great read. This is book two of The King Brothers Series. Cutter King is the man that your parents always warned you against. Sloan is a woman who doesn't take any shit from anyone. I absolutely loved reading this book and I can't wait to read more by the author.

  • Stay Awhile

  • By: Gia Riley
  • Narrated by: Sarah Puckett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

Life can change in the blink of an eye. And every choice can unravel more of the truth. One split second decision after a lifetime of lies has created a world so confusing, happily ever after isn't guaranteed. Not even when the stars align and the pieces fit perfectly into the puzzle. This time, I'll have to fight for love with a vice clamping my heart and a gaping hole swallowing my soul. Absence won't make the heart grow fonder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stay Awhile

  • By Jocelyne on 05-23-18

Great Read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-14-18

Stay Awhile by Gia Riley was a great read. Megan's life completely changes in one second. Her husband drives drunk and risks their daughter's life. Garrett is there to not only fix her daughter's legs but also fix Megan's heart. I loved reading this book and can't wait to read more by Gia Riley.

  • Ricochet Romance: Twin Brothers Find Love

  • Mail Order Misdelivery series, Book 4
  • By: Barbara Goss
  • Narrated by: Persephone Rose
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Twin brothers: one is troubled and the other is trouble. What sort of a twin leaves his brother, a troubled man, to deal with the impending arrival of his mail order bride? Reece threatens to pay for her return to Pennsylvania, but his father falls ill, and he needs to hire her as his father’s companion. Reece’s past haunts him and he vows to stay clear of Maggie. Will he succeed?  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Twin brothers

  • By Kindle Customer on 05-20-18

Great Read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-13-18

Ricochet Romance: Twin Brothers Find Love (Mail Order Misdelivery Book 4) by Barbara Goss was a great read. Reece and Rex are twins that seem to be completely opposite. Rex leaves his brother to take care of his mail order bride who will be arriving soon. After Reece and Maggie find their happily ever after, Rex helps a woman who gets off the train with his aunt. I loved reading how the brothers found love.

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  • Swept into Love

  • Love in Bloom: The Ryders
  • By: Melissa Foster
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9

It's been years since Sally Tuft's husband died and she was left to raise her teenage son alone. And almost as long since she told the only other man she'd ever wanted that they should be just friends. Now her son has left for college and Sally has no distractions to keep her from thinking about her best friend and coworker, Gage Ryder, and what could have been. Gage always believed that one day Sally would move past the death of her husband and they would finally explore the passion that's simmered between them since the day they met.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Read

  • By Ashley Hedden on 05-13-18

Great Read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-13-18

Swept Into Love by Melissa Foster was another great read by the author. This is the fifth book in Melissa Foster's Ryders series. Sally and Gage have always been best friends since after Sally's husband died. They never became more than friends until they woke up in Vegas married. I listened to the audiobook and completely enjoyed listening to this story. I can't wait to read more by Melissa Foster.