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  • Driven Series, Book 9
  • By: K. Bromberg
  • Narrated by: Joe Arden, Maxine Mitchell
  • Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 326
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 326

Behind the wheel, racing champion Zander Donavan is at the top of his game. But after too much excess in his personal life, he's forced to step away. He needs to accomplish something all on his own - outside of his famous father's shadow. Getty Caster is running away from the abuse that clouds her past. She thinks she's found the perfect escape - until she discovers a stranger in the beachside cottage she was promised.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AN EXCELLENT BUILD TO A MOVING & TENDER LOVE STORY

  • By CAROLYN on 10-11-16

One of the best books in the series

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

Reviewed: 03-30-18

I loved this book Xander is just as sexy and romantic as his dad Colton. I loved the storyline it was different from all the others and it was an eye-opener learning about more of Xander's past before Riley came into his life. There were moments I laughed and there's moments I cried and so many moments I swooned, cannot get enough of this series

  • Christmas Letters

  • By: Debbie Macomber
  • Narrated by: Renée Raudman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 246
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 148

Celebrate Christmas on Blossom Street with a brand-new romantic comedy from New York Times best-selling author Debbie Macomber. Katherine O'Connor often spends her days at a cozy cafe on Blossom Street in Seattle – where she writes Christmas letters for other people. She's good at making their everyday lives sound more interesting. More humorous. More dramatic. But for Dr. Wynn Jeffries, who also frequents the cafe, Christmas means lies and deception

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "Christmas Letters"

  • By shirlfish on 10-08-08

Cute story

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

Reviewed: 01-11-18

I loved this cute romance, that it was set around the Christmas holiday made it even better. The characters were fun, the storyline was different, it was all around so enjoyable. I loved the narrator she was perfect for this book.

  • The Knocked Up Plan

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Sebastian York
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,570
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,395
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,379

This single gal has had enough of the games, the BS, and the endless chase. I know what I want most, and it's not true love. It's a bun in the oven, and I'm not afraid to hit up my sex-on-a-stick coworker to do the job. Ryder is gorgeous, witty, and wild - and he's also a notorious commitmentphobe. That makes him the perfect candidate to make a deposit in the bank of me. I won't fall for him, he won't fall for me, and there's no way baby will make three. Right?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AHHH... BLISS AFTER A SOLID GOLD LISTEN

  • By CAROLYN on 07-02-17

Fun and hot romance

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

Reviewed: 08-10-17

Would you consider the audio edition of The Knocked Up Plan to be better than the print version?

Yes but only because the narrators Sebastian and Andi are so fantastic.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I love Ryder, he is so cute, sexy, sweet, hot, loving, loyal, and a fantastic friend and lover.

Have you listened to any of Andi Arndt and Sebastian York ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This performance is just as great as all of their performances, every book I have listened to with them as the narrators have been great and part of the reason is because of them.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I easily could have because of how great it was but I listen to my audio books everyday on the way to and from work and I look forward to this pick me up and de-stressor so I purposely save the audio books for the car.

Any additional comments?

I loved this book, I love all of the books surrounding these different groups of friends. I felt terrible for how Ryder was treated by his ex-wife and I could not blame him for feeling like love was not for him. I love Nicole, she is a strong woman and I thought good for her when she decided she wanted to have a baby and raise the baby by herself...but that isn't quite how things ended up. I loved the sex scenes between Ryder and Nichole, they were so hot and when she is pregnant he is so sweet with her which was just as hot. I enjoyed the scenes with them interacting with their furry babies Ruby and Romeo. It was great reading about Delaney from "The Hot One" and Penny from "The Only One (One Love)", they are Nicole's best friends and I can't wait to read about Flynn in one of her upcoming books. When they both realize they have fallen in love it does not go easily, it is sad at first but then so wonderful how they both decide to bite the bullet and tell each other, Ryder beats Nicole to the punch and I am crying like a baby. I love the numerous epilogues, they get better and better as each one is read. I can't get enough of Lauren Blakely's books and narrators Sebastian York and Andi Arndt.

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  • The Sexy One

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Sebastian York
  • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,284
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,129
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,124

The other nannies in this city don't call him the Sexy One for nothing. My boss, the amazingly wonderful single father to the girl I take care of every day is ridiculously hot, like movie star levels with those arms, and those eyes, and that body. Not to mention the way he dotes on his little girl melts me all over. But what really makes my knees weak are the times when his gaze lingers on me. In secret. When no one else is around. I can't risk my job for a chance at something more, can I? But I don't know how to resist him much longer either.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining

  • By Cortney Fairbanks on 10-24-17

Super sexy dad

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

Reviewed: 04-28-17

What made the experience of listening to The Sexy One the most enjoyable?

The narrators Andi Arndt and Sebastian York

What did you like best about this story?

How Simon and Abby's feelings slowly grew and they became closer.

Which scene was your favorite?

When he tells her he loves her in the cab, he could barely contain his emotions

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I both laughed and cried, the narrators make you feel so much more then when you are reading a book.

Any additional comments?

I loved this story and I loved reading about other characters from her other books. Simon is super sexy, a wonderful father, and how he later expresses his feelings for Abby is so romantic, Abby is sweet, fun, and is captivated by Simon and just loves his daughter Hayden. I enjoyed reading about the things Abby and Hayden do together, and the topics Simon and Abby discuss, you can see that their feelings keep growing each day. Once they get together the sex is super hot, the romance is beautiful, and the ending could not be any better. I cannot wait to read The Hot one and see if Simone, Abby, and Hayden are mentioned in that book. This is a must have.

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  • Aced

  • Driven Series, Book 4
  • By: K. Bromberg
  • Narrated by: Sean Crisden, Tatiana Sokolov
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 387
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 393

One moment, six years ago. The night she made the world around me so much more than just a blur. Now it's the catalyst that threatens to tear us apart. Our happily was supposed to be ever after. So why do I feel like it's slipping through my fingers? How can one moment, when our world seemed so right, resurface and cause our perfect life to spiral out of control? I can't lose her; she's my checkered flag.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • very heavy story

  • By Legendery1 on 12-07-16

Great book to wrap up the story of this couple

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

Reviewed: 03-29-17

Would you listen to Aced again? Why?

Yes because there are so many great parts to this story.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Aced?

When the boys took a vote for Zander to be adopted

Which scene was your favorite?

All of the scenes with Colton and Ace

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me laugh, cry, and angry at times, it was quite the rollercoaster ride.

Any additional comments?

I listened to the audiobook of this story and it was wonderful, the narrators Sean Crisden , Tatiana Sokolov are so great just like they have been with this whole series. I had many emotions while listening to this story, at times I was so angry at Rylie, how she was acting toward Colton when all of the trouble started, angry at Teddy for not making things better for Rylie, and then my heart broke for what Rylie was going through after the birth and then in return what was happening to Colton because of it, I cried so many times. I loved everything about Ace and of course I loved hearing from all of the side characters. Colton's father is such a great man and the love he had for Colton no matter what just gave me the chills. The "boys" are so sweet and it broke my heart the things they went through during this story too but I love what happens in the end. The epilogues, yes there are two are just perfect, so beautiful. I hope we get to read more about this couple and Ace in the next books coming up in this series.

  • Fueled

  • Driven Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: K. Bromberg
  • Narrated by: Tatiana Sokolov, Sean Crisden
  • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,215
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,125
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,128

Colton stole my heart. He wasn't supposed to, and I sure as hell didn't want him to, but he crashed into my life, ignited feelings within me that I thought had died forever, and fueled a passion that I never knew could exist. Rylee fell out of that damn storage closet and into my life. Now I don't think I'll ever be the same. She's seen glimpses of the darkness within me, and yet she's still here. Still fighting for me. She is without a doubt the saint and I am most definitely the sinner.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very entertaining

  • By kezia on 03-28-14

Packed full of romance and major drama

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

Reviewed: 03-10-17

Would you consider the audio edition of Fueled to be better than the print version?

Yes because the narrators are amazing and it allows you to really feel what they are saying.

What other book might you compare Fueled to and why?

Wow that is hard, I don't know, it has some similarities to some books but so many differences too so I can't compare.

Which scene was your favorite?

When Colton tells her "I race you Rylee" and she says "I race you too Colton".

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes!!!!!

Any additional comments?

I listened to the audiobook of title. The narrators are amazing they are Tatiana Sokolov and Sean Crisden. This book starts off right away with Colton having to relive his past again while he sleeps, this breaks my heart, no wonder he is a mess at times. He lashes out at Rylee because he does not want her to see how tore up he is after the nightmare, so he tries to be mean to her to get her to leave, it is painful to hear but she does not run this time and when he sees this he breaks down and tells her how sorry he is and how much he needs her. There is one part in the book where Colton shows his jealous side which was so funny but also sweet. He calls a "pit stop" because he needs to get his crap together but he has a hard time staying away from Rylee. I love how he is always saying Rylee has a voodoo pussy because he is saying and doing things he never thought he would because of her and how he feels about her. I was so happy how Colton stood up to Max's mother and told her to stop harassing Rylee. Then she tells him all about the night she lost everything and he gave her a small amount of information about his past too. I love how great Colton is with the boys but he is so blind when it comes to Tawny. Tawny doesn't stop either, she tries to get to her and break down her self esteem constantly and always make it seem like something has happened between her and Colton. Then Rylee does something from her heart but it ends up causing Colton to go into a tailspin and he does not handle it well at all which leads to a bigger mess between the two of them. When the bigger mess begins it drives me crazy how Rylee refuses to listen to Colton, and did not believe him which lasted for way too many chapters it was back and forth, not believing him, wanting to believe him, then he drove me nuts too, feigning his innocence but not telling her the whole story, then lashing out and letting her believe the worst because he was tired of trying to make her believe him. Finally 9 chapters later they work through everything and he admits how scared he is and how he can't live without her. The cliffhanger is "wow" just "wow".

  • Driven

  • Driven Series, Book 1
  • By: K. Bromberg
  • Narrated by: Tatiana Sokolov
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,537
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,417
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,429

In a world full of willing women, I'm a challenge to the roguish and achingly handsome Colton Donavan. A man used to getting exactly what he wants in all aspects of life. He's the reckless bad boy constantly skating that razor-thin edge toward out of control, on and off of the track.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • interesting

  • By Cam on 01-01-15

Great chemistry between Rylee and Colton

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

Reviewed: 03-03-17

What did you love best about Driven?

The fun Rylee and Colton had together, the times when they just were together getting to know each other.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Driven?

Not the best memorable moment but it is the end of this book, if we are talking a happy memory then it would be when Rylee and the boys go to the track.

What about Tatiana Sokolov’s performance did you like?

I love how great she does with different emotions, I feel like I hurt when she hurts and am happy when she is happy, she makes it so easy to feel like it is happening right in front of me.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Will she reach the finish line to love

Any additional comments?

I really liked this audiobook, I love the narrator Tatiana Sokolov, she is great. I love how this story begins, it is fun, exciting, and we all start to fall in love and hate Colton all at once. I like how feisty Rylee is, and how she plays hard to get with Colton. This story at times does become difficult when Colton wants one thing and Rylee wants another. I like the whole storyline with Rylee working with the boys, it is such a great part of the story. Rylee and Colton are so hot together, their chemistry is amazing. I like some of the other characters but I could do without Tawny. The end of this audiobook is so emotional and my heart just broke.

  • Throb

  • By: Vi Keeland
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Molly Glenmore
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,466
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,369
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,366

Eight weeks ago I signed a contract. It seemed like a good idea at the time: a handsome bachelor, luxury accommodations, and a chance to win a prize my family desperately needed. There were some rules, though - lots of them actually. I had to follow the script and avoid dating, sex, or disclosing the terms of the deal. After my self-imposed moratorium on men last year, it wouldn't be hard to live up to my end of the bargain...or so I thought.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome story!

  • By Angelica Quintero on 08-23-15

Great, sexy romance

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

Reviewed: 02-18-17

What made the experience of listening to Throb the most enjoyable?

Sebastian York, the storyline, and the unique story.

What did you like best about this story?

How Dominant Cooper was and how selfless Kate is.

Which character – as performed by Sebastian York and Molly Glenmore – was your favorite?

Cooper is my favorite.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I wish I could but I like to have a great book to listen to when I drive to and from work each day, it makes the day start and end on a great note.

Any additional comments?

I loved this book, I actually listened to the audiobook which was amazing. Sebastian York is so yummy sounding and he did not disappoint with this story. Molly Glenmore was so good as Kate too. I enjoyed the different kind of storyline, I liked how a reality show was part of the story and I think it was a great idea to how a character from this story have his own story coming up. I love Conner, he is strong, sexy, dominant, and loves so strongly. Kate is loyal to her family, down to earth, sweet, and so taken aback by Conner. I did not like Conner's brother Miles, I wish the story would have shown him getting what he deserved for being so mean. I did think there could have been more time spent with the couple going places, talking more, there was a little too much sex if you can believe I am saying that even though the sex was hot I would have liked a few more incidents of where they were getting to know each other, but it did not lower my rating, this is a great story.

  • Beard Science

  • Winston Brothers, Book 3
  • By: Penny Reid
  • Narrated by: Joy Nash, Chris Brinkley
  • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 826
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 767
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 763

Jennifer Sylvester wants one thing, and that one thing is not to be Tennessee's reigning Banana Cake Queen. Ever the perpetual good girl and obedient daughter, Jennifer is buckling under the weight of her social media celebrity, her mother's ambitions, and her father's puritanical mandates. Jennifer is officially desperate. And desperate times call for Cletus Winston.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More Than 5 Quirky, Swoony Stars!!

  • By Diane S. on 04-24-17

Swooning and laughing

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

Reviewed: 01-29-17

What made the experience of listening to Beard Science the most enjoyable?

How wonderful Cletus was, he is so loyal to his family and then to Jennifer, he took good care of her, he is a big softy.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Beard Science?

When Jennifer told her father off and walked bare foot clear to the Winston's house, it was such an emotional scene.

What about Joy Nash and Chris Brinkley ’s performance did you like?

I loved how their voices made me feel like I could picture Jennifer and Cletus right in front of me.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Love can sneak up on you when you least expect it.

Any additional comments?

I loved this book, I love this series, and nothing better then listening to all of these books on audio-books, makes it so much better. Cletus is so fun, loyal, sneaky, charming, and oh so sexy. Jennifer is so sweet, loving, hard worker, and so innocent. I felt so bad for Jen, her father treated her terrible, was so mean, and always made her feel stupid. It felt like her mother was trying to live a different life but through her daughter. I laughed at all the funny shenanigans Cletus had going on, the advice he would give Jennifer, the fake dates with his brother he set up for her, and Jennifer had her own tricks up her sleeve. When Cletus finally realized how he felt about Jennifer the story got even better, I love them together and can't wait to read more about them in the upcoming books. I enjoyed reading about all the Winston's and their ladies, I can't get enough of these characters, these books make me so happy.

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  • Grin and Beard It

  • The Winston Brothers, Book 2
  • By: Penny Reid
  • Narrated by: Chris Brinkley, Cielo Camargo
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 639
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 601
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 599

Sienna Diaz is everyone's favorite "fat" funny lady. The movie studio executives can't explain it, but her films are out-grossing all the fit and trim headliners and Hollywood's most beautiful elite. The simple truth is, everyone loves plus-sized Sienna. But she has a problem: she can't read maps and her sense of direction is almost as bad as her comedic timing is stellar. Therefore, when Sienna's latest starring role takes her to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, she finds herself continually lost.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A true gentleman

  • By Jo Fergus on 10-27-16

Another great romance by Penny

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

Reviewed: 01-29-17

Would you listen to Grin and Beard It again? Why?

Because it was funny, lighthearted, and romantic

What did you like best about this story?

How Sienna was portrayed as a real down to earth woman, not your normal stick thin movie star.

Have you listened to any of Chris Brinkley and Cielo Camargo ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Just as good as their other performances

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me laugh most of the time and a little crying here and there.

Any additional comments?

This story was funny and lighthearted. I loved Jethro, he is so sexy, strong, and his manners make him swoon worthy. I loved how Sienna is portrayed, not the normal heroine, she is down to earth, and not your normal star from Hollywood. At times her sister drove me crazy and could not stand her creepy co-star and old flame, he was such a stuck up snob. Of course I enjoyed reading about all the other characters and the Winston's and I cannot wait to read more about this great couple in the upcoming books. I listened to the audio book of Grin and Beard it, the narrators made me swoon over Jethro and made the jokes Sienna told really hit home, great job.

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