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  • Wild Boys After Dark: Heath

  • Wild Billionaires After Dark, Book 2
  • By: Melissa Foster
  • Narrated by: Robert Ashker Kraft
  • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

Dr. Heath Wild and Allyson Jenner only wanted a simple tryst. But Heath couldn't live with just one night, just one taste, of Ally - and Ally couldn't escape the memory of his hands on her skin, the way he looked at her like she was his obsession, or his seduction, which had pushed her to the edge and had made her want to do things she never had before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet and Hot

  • By Romance junkie on 01-04-17

Sweet and Sexy Romance!

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

Reviewed: 06-18-18

I really enjoyed this second book in the Wild Boys After Dark series! This is Heath and Ally's hot and steamy story. They meet at a conference and engage in a night of hot passion, agreeing to one night, no strings. But Heath can't stop thinking about the sweet but fiery woman, and breaks his own rules, looking for more. This is a sweet and sexy story about two people who have built walls around their hearts, after being lied to by past lovers, and how their fiery passion breaks them down.
I again enjoyed Robert Ashker Kraft's smooth, deep voice. It is easy to listen to and his inflections only help to make this romance even more enchanting!
It was fun catching up with the Wild family and I can't wait to listen to Jackson's story next!

  • Claimed

  • By: M. Never
  • Narrated by: Sam Crowley, Muffy Newtown
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193

Ellie Stevens thought she had moved on from the domineering man who abducted her. Now living in Hawaii and following her dreams, no one is going to keep her down. But things aren't always as they seem.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 5 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 02-08-18

4.5 Breathtaking Stars!

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

Reviewed: 06-18-18

Wow, this irresistible second book in the Decadence After Dark series was so hot and steamy! We find out how Kayne and Ellie are doing after she leaves him at the end of book one. Kayne is destroyed and doesn't know how to live without her. Ellie has picked up her life and moved to Hawaii to go to school. But Ellie hasn't forgotten the man who made her want forbidden desires. When Jett appears with a ticket to paradise where Kayne waits for her, she can't turn it down. When she sees Kayne, she doesn't make it easy for him, but she can't deny their connection is hotter than ever. Jett and London are there as well, adding to the fun and sexiness. But Kayne and Jett have made enemies, and the twist this story takes will have you on the edge of your seat. This is a breathtaking story of forgiveness, redemption, and discovery. It is still just as raw, emotional and erotic as the first book, taking my comfort level to the limit.
I was mesmerized by Muffy Newtown, and Sam Crowley's performance. They continue to make these characters come alive, showing their love, passion, fear, and vulnerabilities. They helped make this story even more powerful, dark, and intoxicating!

  • Our Unscripted Story

  • By: L.A. Fiore
  • Narrated by: Aaron Shedlock, Tracy Marks
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

Greyson Ratcliffe. I met him at 16, the hot new guy sitting on my jetty, an aspiring artist just passing through. He was my first kiss and my first love. I wanted forever with him. I didn't even get a year. Five years later, I'm a budding writer who scripts stories of love and struggle, the good and the bad and the ups and the downs. He's a star on the rise - his wicked talent and crazy good looks have his face plastered on countless magazines. We move in two different worlds and still our paths cross again. We're older and wiser and as crazy about each other as we were as teenagers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best of the year

  • By PATRICIA on 04-18-18

Beautiful Epic Love Story!

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 beautiful, and poignant, second chance romance. It is a breathtaking tale of love, devotion, forgiveness and hope. This is not a quick love story, evolving over decades to prove that perfect love is timeless. Alexis and Greyson meet in high school and their connection is intense and solid from the beginning. Their lives take them in different directions, and when it looks like they may have lost touch, they are brought back together, stronger then ever. Watching Alexis grow up to become a strong, resilient woman who finds the good in everything, despite her tragic beginning, was truly beautiful. Greyson had a strong family connection that made him loyal, protective, and loving. They were so perfect together and their love is truly epic, despite the outside forces that test their bonds.
Narrators Tracy Marks and Aaron Shedlock are phenomenal. They are a perfect team, allowing me to feel every emotion and to be totally immersed in this world. Their accents are incredible and their every nuance of inflection and cadence make each character easily recognizable. They helped make this epic love story even more enchanting.

  • Caution on Ice

  • Boys of Winter, Book 4
  • By: S.R. Grey
  • Narrated by: Reagan West
  • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

Dylan Culderway is more than hockey’s top defenseman. He’s the kind of guy who’s always there to help a friend. Plus, he’s a true gentleman. More importantly, certainly to the ladies, is that Dylan is hot enough to melt ice. Dylan’s no womanizer, though. He doesn’t have time for love. Seems he’s too busy running away from his past. Or is he running to his past?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet, Romantic, and Heartfelt!

  • By kgagnon on 06-12-18

Sweet, Romantic, and Heartfelt!

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

Reviewed: 06-12-18

What a sweet and moving addition to the Boys of Winter series. Ms. Grey continues to make this series fresh, fun, and heartfelt, even while tackling sensitive topics. Dylan and Chloe are two broken souls who have found the strength to move forward in their lives. Dylan carries the guilt of not helping the one person he loved most and is making up for it by helping others. Chloe is just healing from a dreadful marriage and is starting over with the help of her brother, Graham. Dylan and Chloe's meet cute is hilarious and sweet. Their fractured souls call to each other and they can't deny their attraction. They start as friends but quickly become so much more. I really fell for Dylan, he is so protective, thoughtful and caring. I really admired Chloe and her strength and determination to live the life she was meant to have. They are so cute together and they help each other grow stronger. I really enjoyed getting to know Graham, and also reconnecting with past characters.
Reagan West's voice is so smooth and expressive, she is a joy to listen to. She really made this story even more beautiful and captivating.
This is such a sweet, romantic, and heartfelt story with a heart-pounding finish. I can't wait for more from the Boys of Winter!

  • 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 194
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184

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

I loved this witty tale filled with serendipity!

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

Reviewed: 06-10-18

Wow, what a fun and flirty, second chance romance! I loved this refreshing, and witty tale filled with serendipity. During their first meet cute, Christian was shocking the tourists as he did naked yoga on his dock. He was so impressed when a beautiful young woman, on a passing boat, applauded him and took pictures, that he asked her to meet later for drinks. Due to fate or chance, it takes a year for that drink to happen. They have instant chemistry, but neither Christian or Elise are looking for anything serious. They agree to meet, as friends, in the most 'undate' like places, where they have a blast getting to know each other. Christian is fun, charming, and thoughtful with a swoony hint of vulnerability. Elise is smart, independant, and gracious. She loves to give people unexpected gifts, so when Christian and his brother are in a bind, she is eager to help. I loved the different turns this story took, keeping me totally engaged from start to finish. Christian and Elise were great together. They're both successful, love to explore and have fun, and their chemistry was off the charts. I liked catching up with Griffin and Joy, and meeting Christians loving family as well.

Narrators Shane East and Grace Grant gave a flawless performance. Their ability to deliver Ms. Blakely's witty dialogue along with imparting the genuine emotion of all characters was exquisite. I always enjoy Ms. Grant, but this is my first time hearing Shane East. I am definitely going to look for more of his work.

This is a fun, witty, sexy story that is so full of heart. This beautiful tale, along with the skillful narration, made me feel many wonderful emotions, but mostly, it made me happy!

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  • Dirty Fake Fiancé

  • By: Sky Corgan
  • Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
  • Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

When I arrive to board my sister's wedding cruise and she tells me my ex is going to be there, I know I need to take drastic action. I can’t spend three days alone on a boat with that psychotic, traitorous woman. But a red-haired beauty boarding the ship catches my eye. I make her an offer she can’t refuse. She accepts my proposal and my money. Three days should have been the end of it. But I don’t want our relationship to be fake. Not after getting to know her and the connection we share. I need her in my life permanently. I want to make my fake fiancée the real thing. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Enjoyable Listen

  • By Shannon G on 06-13-18

Fun, Quirky, Sexy Romance!

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

What a fun, quirky, steamy romance! Danny is about to board the boat to take part in his sister's wedding. When he realizes that his sister invited her friend who is also his crazy ex girlfriend, he needs to think fast. As luck would have it, sweet, hardworking, sexy Lenka is about to start working on the boat, so Danny hires her to be his fake fiance. So begins the fast paced, quirky, heartfelt and steamy romance. I really liked Danny and Lenka and the way they didn't let the craziness stand between them.
I enjoyed Meghan Kelly's performance bringing this world to life. She really made this story, and each character, even more fun.

  • 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

Fun, Emotional and Steamy Romance!

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

This is an emotional story about friendship, loss, healing, and finding love again. Jovi is shattered after the tragic loss of her best friend, Katie. Katie composed a bucket list for her shy friend before her accident. Now Jovi is determined to honor Katie by completing her list, picking up a sexy stranger along the way. Jovi first sees River at the funeral and when he helps her with her first bucket item, he is now determined to help her do them all. I was so ready to be shattered! And I was in tears at times. But it is also a fun, sweet and sexy story as well. I loved the bucket list idea, and the plot twists in this story kept me totally engaged.
Sarah Puckett does a terrific job capturing each characters personality. Her voice changes were distinct and her intonations makes you feel all the heartache, laughter, and passion that Jovi and River felt.
I really enjoyed this fun, emotional and steamy romance!

  • Just Friends

  • A Summer Fling with a Billionaire Heir
  • By: Cynthia Dane
  • Narrated by: Reagan West
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Rachel Taylor's freelance business barely pays her own bills, let alone her mother's. Her social life is confined to one friend working at the neighborhood coffee shop. And her love life? Duds and heart breakers. Then, hot, young, and artistically talented Zachary Feldman walks into her life. Too bad she's just made a vow of celibacy. Playboy Zack, third son of the affluent Feldman Steel empire, doesn't have a lot expected of him. Which is why he spends his whole day on his yacht when he's not pursuing his next artistic endeavor.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet and Sexy, Friends-to-Lovers Romance!

  • By kgagnon on 06-08-18

Sweet and Sexy, Friends-to-Lovers Romance!

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

This is a sweet and sexy friends to lovers romance. Billionaire artist, Zack, is captivated by an intriguing woman in a local coffee shop. He is instantly attracted to her and can't stop thinking about her. Rachel is a waitress and a freelance Japanese translator who is struggling to pay her bills. She is excited this sexy man is interested in her. Unfortunately, Rachel has sworn off men and even tho the sparks fly for her as well, she talks him into being just friends for the summer. Zack breaks all his rules for her and so their slow burn, sweet romance begins. There was so much to love about this opposites attract story. There are fun characters, witty banter, and a romantic location. Narrator Reagan West is amazing at bringing this world to life. She makes each character even more intriguing and distinguishable and her timing is spot on. She really makes sweet romance even better.

  • Man Card

  • Man Hands, Book 2
  • By: Tanya Eby, Sarina Bowen
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185

Ash: I still don't know how it happened. One minute, I was arguing with my arrogant competitor - our usual trash-talk over who deserves the larger commission. But somehow, I went from throwing down to kneeling down.... It can never happen again. I don't even like him. He's too slick. He's a manipulating, mansplaining party boy in preppy clothes. So why can't I get him out of my head? Sebastian: Ash is my missing my piece. She's the sweet cream to my gourmet espresso. And nothing gets me going faster than her contempt for me.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Power Braht For The Win!

  • By bookbruin on 05-15-18

I loved this hilarious, heartfelt, steamy romance!

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

Reviewed: 05-28-18

This enemies to lovers story picks up where book one left off. After the hot, but embarrassing pantry disaster, Ash is trying to avoid Braht. It is difficult now that he is working alongside her, making her office supplies do x-rated things! As they compete for the most sales, they get into one hilarious predicament after another. When Ash has some mysterious issues, Braht wants to prove to her that she can always count on him to protect her. Braht is so sweet and hilarious in this story, I really fell for his manscaping ways! I love Braht and Ash, they are so cute together, and their chemistry is explosive. It was also fun catching up with all their quirky friends and family too, making this story even more entertaining, and heartwarming.
Luke Daniels and Erin Mallon were so perfect as Braht and Ash. I loved the way they really put themselves out there, being just as outrageous. Daniels nailed Braht so flawlessly, especially his hilarious side comments and his different accents. Erin Mallon was exquisite as always, I love how she effortlessly changes characters making each one quirky and distinct.
This fast paced story is filled with hilarious and embarrassing predicaments, a bit of suspense, and is also heartwarming, sweet, and super hot & sexy. I absolutely love this series and can't wait to listen to Sadie's story next!

  • Sexceptional

  • By: Leslie Pike
  • Narrated by: Wen Ross, Kai Kennicott
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Oliver London has no problem standing stark-ass naked in front of a group of strangers. As a figure model, it's afforded the nearly starving artist the time and means he needs to paint. Stori Ryder runs one of Manhattan's most popular speakeasies, Whiskey River. She's focused on her career and intent on securing a stable future after an unstable past. Fourteen years ago, the high school sweethearts parted on a sour note. When best friends invite them on a fabulous French Riviera wedding cruise, Oliver and Stori remember what it was that drew them together all those years ago.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love reunited

  • By Pamela on 04-27-18

Sweet, Sexy and Emotional Second Chance Romance!

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

Reviewed: 05-28-18

What a sweet, sexy and emotional second chance romance! Stori and Oliver were high school sweethearts. They are reconnecting after a misunderstanding that kept them apart for years, thanks to their best friends. The slow burn build up in the most beautiful setting and conditions was so romantic. But when they return home and they are faced with the real world, their love and support is tested. This was a bit slow for me at first but it only picked up speed and kept me totally engaged.
I enjoyed both narrators as they really compliment each other. Wen Ross has such a smooth sexy voice and I loved his accents. Kai Kennicott is always amazing, capturing the essence of each character and her voice changes are so well done.
I really enjoyed this charming, sexy romance!