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  • Flames of Love

  • Love in Bloom: The Remingtons, Book 3
  • By: Melissa Foster
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 30

As one of New York's Finest, firefighter Cash Ryder is always prepared. When a woman's car skids off the side of a mountain during a snowstorm, he's there to rescue her. Cash is totally focused on the woman's well-being, but within minutes of getting her to safety, he realizes that he's nowhere near prepared for the heat that rolls off of sensual, smart-mouthed, and stubborn Siena Remington.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved This Was Done In Honor Of

  • By ElyLibrarySec on 06-11-18

Loved This Was Done In Honor Of

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

Reviewed: 06-11-18

Some like books that are narrated by women. Some like books that have dual narrators. I've come to look forward to having Mr. Harrison read to me anything that is written by Melissa Foster. He's great about putting emotion into the scenes that need it. He doesn't attempt to high pitch his voice when reading the female part. But he makes a subtle change so that we know right away that a female is talking.

He's great in letting us realize the type of weather our couple is experiencing and that includes the feelings that go along with it. He's great with Cash. Cash Ryder is very passionate about what he does but he's also fighting demons that sometimes come as part of his job. He cares about those around him. But there were times, at the beginning, where he seemed a little judgmental. Mr. Harrison made it very easy to picture in my mind the type of man Cash was.

Our author does a great job in creating chemistry and heat between Cash and Siena Remington. She makes it so easy for me to just sit back and listen. It was also way too easy for me to want to say something. I don't mind when I'm by myself but it's hard to filter myself when I'm in public or my neighbor is right next door. Especially when there's a part where I want to burst out laughing. One part in the story had me wondering, "where do I send the check?" But since the story didn't give an address of where to send that check, I'll just have to wait and see if I'll ever see it online - lol.

This story takes time to develop. There seems to be a little animosity. There's judgement about a job. There's things that are being held inside that can keep people at bay or may put others in harms way. No skipping around either - you'll only confuse yourself. This means that you'll have to be patient because you'll certainly realize that good things come to those that wait. You don't need any of the other books in the series to enjoy this one but hopefully this will be incentive to check out more. Our author's books always make great vacation reads. And what better thing to do on vacation than having someone read to you.

I voluntarily reviewed an Audiobook copy of this book.

  • F*cking Shattered

  • By: K. B. Andrews
  • Narrated by: Sarah Puckett
  • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

I've always been the shy, quiet one. My best friend, the fun-loving, outgoing one. When she's gone, taken away entirely way too soon, I have to learn how to live. And not just for me, but for her too. I have to live for the both of us. That means doing things I'd never do, stepping out of the shadows to join the rest of the world - taking chances, falling in love, and getting into a little trouble along the way. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesomely Perfect

  • By Christina Stanton on 05-15-18

Two Stories In One - One Sad and One Romantic

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

Reviewed: 06-11-18

Our story starts off happy and then in an instant it comes to a halt and our emotions make a one-eighty. It shows how uncertain life can be. It also shows that sometimes things happen for a reason. Then there are those things that are kept secret or just something we don't want to admit to.

If you're trying to make a connection with Jovi, Ms. Puckett will help you with that. She was a pleasure to listen to. And for a time or two, I happened to have a talk with Jovi and River - good thing my neighbors weren't around at the time. Then there were the times where she gave me a good chuckle. I don't know that my reaction would have been the same if i was the one doing the reading.

One thing this story did was get me to think. Why wait for personal pain to hit before acting on a bucket list. It's a way of pushing boundaries that we may not normally cross. It's also a way of making new friends and just maybe someone who ends up more than that. It's also a way of seeing places that, I'm sorry to say, that if it weren't for that list we may never visit. In listening to this story I learned that maybe it's better to do a list like this sooner than later.

What I appreciated from this author was she could have let the sadness and hurt overtake River and Jovi's story. But she knew when to pull back and when we needed to have some of it let out. If it weren't for that, I don't think that River and Jovi would have had a story or the ending they deserved. But knowing in which way Jovi's story was going I don't really think you could call it an ending since her life seemed to be just beginning. If you've not read this author before this is certainly a good beginning into what her writing style is like. This may be her first audiobook but that won't stop me from checking out her other work.

I voluntarily reviewed an Audiobook copy of this book.

  • The Widow's Redeemer

  • By: Philippa Jane Keyworth
  • Narrated by: Alex Lee
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

A penniless young widow with an indomitable spirit. A wealthy viscount with an unsavory reputation. London, 1815: After her husband's untimely death, Letty Burton comes up from the country with her domineering mother-in-law. Hiding a past she wishes to forget and facing an uncertain future, all she wants is to navigate London Society as a silent companion. A chance meeting with London's most eligible bachelor sets in motion a series of events that will bring her quiet life under the unfriendly scrutiny of the ton. With the net of scandal, debts, and rivals closing in, will she let her dark past dictate her life forever? Will she learn to trust again? And most importantly, will she allow herself to love? The Widow's Redeemer was a finalist in the 2012 RONE Awards (Reward of Novel Excellence) hosted by InD'Tale Magazine

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narration voice match the era of the romance . . .

  • By The Book Junkie Reads . . . on 06-14-18

Worthy Of A Listen Or Two

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

Reviewed: 06-10-18

The story starts off with me feeling sorry for Lettice May Burton. She's had to deal with a husband that we assume was all too common back then. It was uncommon for a woman to have a voice. Her outward appearances seemed a little timid and her inner voice silenced. Our story is one that takes its time to develop and having Ms. Lee reading to me made it very enjoyable.

Our author shows that romance can be seen with words instead of deed. Our narrator commands our attention as we get immersed in a time long past. Because we can't talk to anyone about that period in time we rely on the author to pull us into history as she weaves her story. It's a story that had me think "what if?"

If I ever make my way over to Great Britain, I can picture myself listening to this book as I walk the halls of the stately homes and castles that are available to tourists. In a way it's the merging of old and new. What a great way to learn a little about the history of a country where your ancestors lived. And you get to listen to a romance while looking at things that may have a place in Letty's world. If not for the narrator and the author, I may never have tried to make a connection to my own history.

Would I read the book? I'd have to say that's a maybe. I had a great experience listening to it that I'm not sure that I'd have with the written word. Also, why spoil a good thing. With an audio version of a book you can go anywhere and have headphones in so the narrator is just reading to you. With a book you have to put it down because your eyes are needed. Not with audio. I could find a field somewhere, lay on a blanket, or have a tea party as I listen to a story where Letty gives me a connection to some women authors that I never really thought about before. Plus my mind is needed more than with what I can see. So at the end I have to say "thank you" and hope you get a similar experience.

I voluntarily reviewed an Audiobook copy of this book.

  • Part-Time Lover

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Shane East, Grace Grant
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181

I'll say this about Christian - he made one hell of a first impression. When I first saw the strapping man, he was doing handstands naked on a dock along the canal. His crown jewels were far more entertaining than anything else I'd seen on the boat tour, so I did what any curious woman would do - I took his photo.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 🌟🌟 5 Stars 🌟🌟

  • By Cyndi on 06-04-18

This Is A Series You Will Want To Binge On

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

This is a great book to listen to. Having the narrators read to us with an accent helps the reader picture the characters that we're learning about and falling in love with. I feel like I need to pack my bags, grab a ticket, and take a trip in order to set the mood for when I relisten to this story. Mr. East and Ms. Grant show us what we miss when we read the book to ourselves.

Even though Elise works in another country, she still has family here in America. I love how thoughtful her brother is when it comes to the little gifts he gives her. Christian is a man that's very bold, knows what he's got, and isn't afraid to flaunt it. His brother will pull on our sympathies and Elise acts on hers.

Some may think this is a second chance romance but is it a second chance if they don't have a date the first time around. But that doesn't mean that they didn't feel a connection the first time they see each other. So in that way it could be considered a second chance. This was a fun ride from beginning to end. I was glad that I had a chance to listen to the book because I think I enjoyed it more by having the narrators read to me. I certainly don't read in an accent and I don't think I would have put in as much emotion as we get here.

Our author even got me to talk to her characters - which wouldn't happen if I was reading the book myself. I was glad that no one was around because I think I would have gotten quite a few quizzical looks. Of course I was out doing yard work at the time so I could always lie and say that I was only talking to myself. The hard thing to pass off would be my chuckling. There were times that it got very hard to hold it in. By the end, I was ready for more but I'll have to be patient. I hunted and hunted to see what's coming next in the Part-Time Lover series and couldn't find anything. But I'm sure that I'll thoroughly enjoy any of her other titles I choose to listen to.

I voluntarily reviewed an Audiobook copy of this book.

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  • Escapades

  • Trident Ink Series, Book 1
  • By: Lilly Atlas
  • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine, Erin DeWard
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12

Alyssa Jackson is one of the lucky ones. She has a thriving business, great friends, a devoted husband, an adorable daughter, and a scorching hot sex life that would be the envy of any married couple. Then, one tragic loss flips her world upside down. Floundering and unsure of how to cope with their grief, Alyssa and her husband drift apart until they are living as roommates instead of a deeply connected couple. Alyssa will do anything to get the intense passion back into her life and marriage, no matter how far out of the box she has to step.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful dual duo narration with story

  • By The Book Junkie Reads . . . on 06-14-18

Another Winner From This Author

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

Reviewed: 06-07-18

I thoroughly enjoyed this story from beginning to end. The only issue I had and it must be with my iPod, that while out working in the garden had to bend over and something seemed to happen. It would jump, it seemed like the narrators were stuttering, and it sounded like the sound was bouncing off a metal wall. That didn't stop me from enjoying what the narrators were reading to me though. It also won't stop me from listening to this book again. I'm just not sure that I would try and read the book because I wouldn't be able to do justice to the emotions these characters are feeling.

The story is sexy and hot but underlying all that is a lot of hurt and I mean emotional hurt. Alyssa and Derek are still dealing with something that hurt them to the core. It may also touch your heart and wish that you could do something to help alleviate their pain. It's a reminder that we can't always try and fix something by ourselves. There are certain times where we need a little help where we don't give up on our loved one. We just need direction to show us that love is there even though our heart may say otherwise for a little while. You almost stop thinking of our couple as fictional. You feel like you need to do something to show you care like making a donation in their name. But since they're fictional you can't do that but you can in honor of the author.

I already love Mr. Levine and Ms. DeWard as narrators and this is just another book to add to my ever growing list. They do a great job in humanizing Ms. Atlas' characters. I could almost picture who our main characters are - this is what narrators help the reader to do. This book is the only one, currently from the Trident Ink series that's available in audio. I don't see any more books in this series yet but our author has several others in another one of her series so I have a lot of catching up to do. And maybe by then we'll have more stories that revolve around Trident Ink.

I voluntarily reviewed an Audiobook copy of this book.

  • Bro Code

  • By: Kendall Ryan
  • Narrated by: Ava Erickson, Jacob Morgan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 315
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 312

I didn't mean to sneak a peek at my older brother's best friend. But when I catch him showering by mistake, I can't help but look. The guy is massive - and I do mean everywhere. We're all home to celebrate Dad's retirement as one big happy family, except my newlywed brother's already getting divorced, my mom keeps asking why I'm still single, and most frustrating of all, Barrett Wilson is staying with us at my parents' home for the weekend. I've known Barrett for years, so why am I suddenly noticing so many new things about him - like how big he is? It's maddening.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So Good!

  • By Mandi on 05-02-18

In The List Of Books To Read Again

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

Reviewed: 05-25-18

I found that I laughed more with this version of the book than the e-book version. It might have something to do with having the perfect pair of narrators reading to me. They help me getting a better picture of who these characters are. They're able to add in more inflection and emotion than I could while reading. It's a great book to listen to while on vacation, on a long trip or while outside/inside doing the necessary chores that need to get done.

This is told in the first person so we really get a sense of what our main characters are thinking. But what's great about this version of the book is that our narrators read like a duet. I'd say this version was also a page-turner but since there are no pages I can't really say that. I can say, however, that it was very tough to stop before the book was done. If I had the time I would have preferred to listen to the book in one sitting but with life as it is that just wasn't possible. But as soon as it was possible I was back to listening to more of the story.

We have a slightly older man with a slightly younger woman. You feel the differencemore with the book than the audio version. It may even remind you of back in the day when you had a crush on a friend of your brother's. I think there's even more of a sense of family here than what I felt when I was my own narrator. It ended the same though because it has me looking forward to what our author has in store for her readers next.

I voluntarily reviewed an Audiobook copy of this book.

  • Wait with Me

  • By: Amy Daws
  • Narrated by: Erin Mallon, Teddy Hamilton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 290
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275

When romance novelist Kate Smith suddenly gets writer's block as she's beginning the final installment of her international best-selling erotic Bed 'n Breakfast series, she'll do pretty much anything to get her groove back. Like sneak into a Tire Depot waiting room because her words flow there just like complimentary coffee - smooth, sweet, and scorchingly hot. She manages to fly under the radar until the rugged and charming mechanic, Miles Hudson, notices the quirky redhead slinking in and out of the employees-only entrance. But she's way too intriguing to blow the whistle on.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Book Research Never Felt So Good!

  • By bookbruin on 05-14-18

I'll Wait But Not Long-To Listen To The Book Again

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

Reviewed: 05-17-18

I had a great time listening to this book from beginning to end. Our narrators,, Ms. Mallon and Mr. Hamilton, were a great choice in having me picture what Kate Smith and Miles Hudson may act and look like. Listening to their story made me feel more a part of what was going on. I think that I actually laughed more listening to their story than when I read it. When reading the book myself, I can't do justice to the characters but having the right narrators they do a better job with the snarky attitude.

There were a couple of favorite scenes. One was when Miles was talking to his sister while multitasking. My other scene was when Kate was with her friends Lynsey and Dean. They were coming back from an errand when things started to happen. Those two scenes also had me hoping for more comedic moments at the Tire Depot. Ms. Daws has me wanting to find my own TD. We have plenty similar establishments around but it's the comfort care center that's going to be harder to find. Ms. Daws also does a great job in getting me let go of the stress of the day and just enjoy a great book. Getting a laugh out of it is just icing on the cake. I just may look at the smell of tires differently from now on. I can't wait to listen to this book again.

I voluntarily reviewed an Audiobook copy of 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
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

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

I'm Also Indebted

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

Reviewed: 05-14-18

My enjoyment starts with the narrator's reading me a story that I enjoyed from beginning to end. I could picture myself sitting at the back of a baseball game and listening to this book. Yes, there are times where I like to set the mood and this one I would have to travel around. Our narrators are good at getting me to visualize what Sloan and Cutter look like. I was lucky that my earbuds didn't melt from the heat our main characters were putting out. There were times when I felt like I was in the background watching them interact.

The author has also made me happy. If not for her words the narrators, no matter how good they are, would not have left me looking for more. The only issue I have is that now that I've listened to the book, I don't know that I could go back and read it. Although if I did, I would probably hear Ms. Marks and Mr. Shedlock in my head. I don't know if I got so involved with the story but I missed what happened to Sloan's sister's boyfriend - and she needed a reality check. That's just one more reason for me to listen to the book again. Sometimes if you read, watch, or listen to something more than once you pick up on little things you missed before and that may be true in this case. I look forward to if and when Ms. Lang-Blakeney has more audiobooks. But until that happens, I look forward to reading her work.

I voluntarily reviewed an Audiobook copy of this book.

  • Relationship Resuscitation

  • The Juniper Court Series
  • By: Jennifer Theriot
  • Narrated by: M. Capehart
  • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

Meet Phillip and Jayne Miller, original homeowners on Juniper Court. He's a successful attorney; she's a flourishing blogger. Head over heels in love and approaching 50, their relationship needs a little jump start. With the Miller's twin girls married and moved away from Sunview, Phillip and Jayne decide it's time to focus on resuscitating their relationship, complete with spicing up their neglected sex life. When competition between the two sets in, it becomes a full out game to see who can one-up the other trying new things. Ah, yes. Life on Juniper Court gets interesting....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Book You Can Listen To More Than Once

  • By ElyLibrarySec on 05-12-18

Book You Can Listen To More Than Once

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

Reviewed: 05-12-18

This is a book that I actually had to listen to more than once before writing this review. One reason for that was because the first time I listened thoughts of my parents kept filtering through. That wasn't good for either the author or for myself. I mean just ew. Don't get me wrong I loved my parents but putting them in the roles of Phillip and Jayne was just so wrong. So I had to detach myself from that picture and relisten while trying to picture someone else in those roles.

If you need a short book to listen to, and one that will get you to laugh, than this would be a good choice. Our couple shows that just because you get to a certain age doesn't mean that you can't enjoy your spouse in "that" way. You can still have fun with each other. In going into this book I didn't realize that it was part of a series. That might have been a good thing because it let me know that this can be considered a standalone. But by the end it left me wondering are there more out there or are there more stories yet to come. And it certainly made my yard work much more enjoyable.

No disrespect to the narrator but she was perfect as Jayne. After listening to her I don't know that I would be able to picture anyone else in that role. It also left me looking forward to checking out more of her work. As for the author, I enjoyed getting this introduction into Ms. Theriot's writing style. So I can safely say that I will probably be seeing what else she has to offer.

I voluntarily reviewed an Audiobook copy of this book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Muriel Avenue Sluts

  • By: Maggie Hasbrouck
  • Narrated by: Julia Farmer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Seventeen-year-old Julia Turnbow’s mother gets paid to have sex; that’s just how it is. When Jules turns 18, she plans to follow in her mother’s footsteps and join the exclusive world of Philadelphia’s infamous Muriel Avenue Sluts. But before all that happens, she has just one wish - to fall in love. Just when things seem to be going her way, Jules' world is knocked off its bearings. Her best friend, Anna, reveals that she’s being abused by one of Muriel Avenue’s gentleman clients.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great entertainment

  • By Floyd on 06-06-18

This Is A Wow and OMG

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

Reviewed: 05-10-18

Let me say that the narrator is perfect for this book. It's not hard to picture Jules thanks to Ms. Farmer. She also makes it hard to listen to. This is not a story where a young girl is growing up and ready to spread her wings. Ms. Hasbrouck has written a sad story. It's hard to picture any of these characters being happy. I'm glad that I listened to the book because I'm afraid that I would probably have passed on reading the book.

The sadness starts with the title. It's hard to believe that a word with only five letter could make you sad but how can any woman be proud of that word. Who wants to be known as one or feel that they can't be anything else. Adding to the sadness was how Ms. Farmer read the story to us - you can hear the emotion in her voice. We have kids that are just trying to grow up in a very adult world. To be honest the story got so dark and sad that I had to stop listening and go on to listen to anything that made me smile and laugh. Am I sorry that I listened to Jules story? No. In some way this seems too real and may exist somewhere outside my safe little world. Parts just seemed so realistic and you end up wishing that Jules life could have been different.

I voluntarily reviewed an Audiobook copy of this book.