Sebastian Ballister, the notorious Marquess of Dain, is big, bad, and dangerous to know. No respectable woman would have anything to do with the "Bane and Blight of the Ballisters", and he wants nothing to do with respectable women. He's determined to continue doing what he does best - sin and sin again - and all's going swimmingly…until the day a shop door opens and she walks in.
This story was so entertaining! Laugh out loud hilarious and mesmerizing! The male lead is so smart, sarcastic and wicked. The female lead is delightful. Should have been a general or a conductor. I absolutely loved this book and recommend it heartily.
Diner waitress Allison Abraham has no idea her mundane life is about to change dramatically the day she serves a devastatingly handsome customer. Allison is immediately captivated by the mysterious man who stares through her soul with his electric-blue eyes. After he abruptly leaves the restaurant, she can't get him out of her head. She has no idea that he actually came on a mission to find her. Cedric Callahan wasn't expecting to fall in love at first sight with the pretty waitress he'd set out to find.
So disappointed. I love Vi Keeland and liked the compilations Keeland and Ward did together. Because of those works, I’ve listened to several works by Ward alone. This one is just so juvenile. The characters are so immature. “Surface”. Shallow and undeveloped. It seems like a story written by a 15 or 16 year old girl. The narration was not enjoyable either. The female narration was way too dramatic - overdone and super breathy. The male couldn’t do female voices and was very inconsistent with the accent. It was a disappointing listen.
Concerned that technology is about to chase mythological creatures out into the open (how long can Sasquatch stay hidden from Google maps?), the League for Interspecies Cooperation is sending Jillian to Louisiana on a fact-finding mission. While the League hopes to hold on to secrecy for a little bit longer, they're preparing for the worst in terms of human reactions. They need a plan, so they look to Mystic Bayou, a tiny town hidden in the swamp where humans and supernatural residents have been living in harmony for generations.
I'm excited that there is a new series to follow. I think this was a decent start and it does interest me to see what's next. As always, I loved the narration of Amanda Ronconi. It just wouldn't be a Molly Harper White book without Amanda. The male narrator, Jonathan Davis- the female voices weren't my favorite and some of the male voices were difficult to distinguish.
Their scorching, sensual affair ended in heartbreak and recrimination, but Christian Grey cannot get Anastasia Steele out of his mind or his blood. Determined to win her back, he tries to suppress his darkest desires and his need for complete control and to love Ana on her own terms. But the horrors of his childhood still haunt him, and Ana's scheming boss, Jack Hyde, clearly wants her for himself. Can Christian's confidant and therapist, Dr. Flynn, help him face down his demons?
So no surprises really even with what inner dialogue was presented for Christian. Zachery Webber- great male voices. Horrid horrid female voices. Condescending. Whiny. Uggh. Didn't like his female voices before so consistent. Overall enjoyable but I hate to say that many of the FF writers did Christians pov better
An emotional second chance love story. He broke her heart. Now this FBI agent is down on his knees to win her back. Nick Walker found his one and only when he was just 19. Found her. Loved her. Lost her. It's been 10 years since Nick watched Mia walk out of his life. Ten years of pain and regret. Now this FBI special agent will do anything to win her back.
I've read all the books in this series. This story was my least favorite. I didn't like the narration. The female voice was too sugary. The male voices were difficult to distinguish so when multiple male characters were being read in a scene it was confusing trying to figure out which character was talking. The plot line- how can one character be so mature and so incredibly immature at the same time? And for an Agent- he doesn't trust his physician girlfriend ? Or realize counseling and therapy is needed ? It just was too unbelievable. I can't see it happening. I'll read further stories in this series because most were really good and strong. This one just didn't strike a chord with me but I'm still glad I read it
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Modern-day bounty hunter Bethany Bennett helps her brother track two fugitives to a forest outside of Houston, Texas. But what should have been a routine apprehension of two bail skippers spirals out of control and ends in violence. After Beth and her brother are both seriously injured, a mysterious figure suddenly looms over her. And, when the smoke clears, Beth finds herself not only in another place, but in another time.
I love the Immortal Guardians series. This is the second book where the author goes in to the Gifted Ones and the roots to the Immortals. We already had the tie between the two with Seth in the first book and now a second immortal and filling in his back story ( not saying more since I don't want to ruin it). I really liked everything except the narrators bad Texas hick accent. I can say that, truthfully since I'm both from Texas and Houston area. However I love her remaining narration as always. Good book. Can't wait for another IG or Gifted book to be released to Audible
The vampire Darius fears for the life of his half-breed daughter, who is unaware of her unusual destiny. To oversee her transformation, Darius seeks help from Wrath, a dangerous loner and the world's only purebred vampire.
This story is great. The cover art is not. I'd recommend this book and the series for anyone who needs a nice, well-written tale. I've said it before in reviews - editors / producers / authors should spend more time on the cover art. The male in the picture is too small and pale to match the male lead; The female - hello! The picture is light haired female and Beth has jet black hair. I hate when the pictures don't even remotely match the story.
Simon Danbury, an internationally sought-after motivational speaker, helps women from all walks of life with love, self-esteem, dating, and career building skills. Handsome, witty, and wealthy, Simon seemingly has everything a man could want. But appearances can be deceiving. While Simon may have the answers for millions of women all over the world, when it comes to his own love life, he's a giant, sexy mess. Divorced, and convinced that he'll never love again, the very last thing he expects is one Charly Boudreaux.
I'll start with the good - The story was good; the family dynamic is great. The concept of this was good. Definitely a good addition to the Bordeaux series and still room for more to come, so I'm glad of that. It was solid.
The not so good - I gave the performance 3 stars. I really like the tone and timbre of these narrators, especially SYork. His voice is just so yummy. However, I agree with other reviewers - the main male character, Simon, is a Brit and there is no trace of a decent British accent anywhere in this story from either narrator.
In all honesty, I'm not sure why the author even "went there" as the whole premise and story line would have worked just as well if the self-help guru were from another region of the US, but I don't blame the author for the failing here. She wrote her story and it was up to the narrators, and especially the producer of the audio version, to ensure that the story was read well and believably.
I gave an overall rating of 4 because I did like the book, but the weak and intermittent effort at British vernacular and intonation was disconcerting.
Gabrielle Boudreaux, the youngest of the Boudreaux clan, is a single mother of her young son, Sam. Running a bed-and-breakfast at the family plantation house at the edge of the Mississippi River, Gabby loves her inn, her boy, and her family. She meets new people every day and takes pride in the house and land that has been in her family for more than five generations. Blessed beyond measure, she's also lonely, although she would never admit that to anyone, until Rhys O'Shaughnessy walks through her door.
This book offered a great story about two hard working people not looking for love but finding it anyway. It's a smooth, easy listen and enjoyable the entire time. A great book to take your mind off of your problems for a while and leave you with a smile at the end.
Callie Mills never intended to return to New Orleans and the life she left behind more than a decade ago. There was no need to open old wounds when she had the life she'd worked hard for in Denver. But when she's fired from her awesome job in Colorado and her father dies, she has no choice but to return home to run the derelict bar left to her in the heart of the French Quarter. Callie must not only face bad memories but turn The Odyssey into something she can be proud of.
I enjoyed this story; This one incorporated the family fully and it was great to see that dynamic. And, this family is big with extended friends too. That means more stories to come. I love Sebastian York's voice, as always, but I hate to say this.... I liked Rachel Fulginiti's "Declan" voice better than Sebastian's. I'm saying that wrong. I LOVE Sebastian's voice - the tone, the timbre - it's just he really doesn't do the accent- really never quite attempts it. Rachel does the Declan accent so well.