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  • Torn

  • Devil's Wolves, Book 1
  • By: Carian Cole
  • Narrated by: Noelle Bridges, Mason Lloyd
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,191
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,115

He's loved me since the day I was born. He's taken care of me. He's awakened me. Tor is my father's best friend. Fifteen years older than me, he's always been my protector. The one I should never, ever want. But I was born to be his.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Forbidden, Taboo, But Oh, So Right!

  • By Cheri on 11-17-16

Delightfully Amazing!

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

Reviewed: 07-16-17

Such a great story! I loved the way the author placed the flash backs to let the reader see where and how the characters have been and grown. I think those flashbacks help you understand why the couple end up becoming a couple so naturally.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Before Jamaica Lane

  • On Dublin Street
  • By: Samantha Young
  • Narrated by: Lee Angel
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,253
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,157

The follow-up to the runaway bestsellers On Dublin Street and Down London Road. Despite her outgoing demeanor, Olivia is painfully insecure around the opposite sex - usually, she can't get up the nerve to approach guys she's interested in. But moving to Edinburgh has given her a new start, and, after she develops a crush on a sexy postgrad, she decides it's time to push past her fears and go after what she wants. Nate Sawyer is a gorgeous player who never commits, but to his close friends, he's as loyal as they come.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The story of Olivia and Nate. Loved it!!

  • By Jordy ♡♡♡♡ on 01-12-14

Loved this story!

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

Reviewed: 05-12-17

Amazing story. Narrator grew on me but not the best. And of course, great sex scenes.

  • Force of Temptation

  • Mercury Pack, Book 2
  • By: Suzanne Wright
  • Narrated by: Jill Redfield
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,183
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,085
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,081

Harley Vincent is resigned to life in the human world. Sure, being a margay shifter is half her nature, but life among humans gives her the freedom to roam and do as she pleases. That is, until anti-shifter extremists target her, putting her life in immediate danger.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It was ok

  • By T on 12-15-16

Good not great.

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

Reviewed: 05-10-17

Love the pack story line of the Phoenix and Mercury packs. Sadly, the sex scenes with all the couples after like the 3rd book just started to get predictable and almost boring.

Not all couples are the same so I guess it bugs me that the author always has the male be aggressive, dominating and swearing in most of those scense (in this and almost all other books).

  • Lover Awakened

  • Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 3
  • By: J.R. Ward
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 15 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,264
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,346
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,366

The vampire Zsadist is a former blood slave with a violent past. When he meets Bella, Zsadist thinks her human love could be his path to salvation. Then Bella is kidnapped, and Zsadist will stop at nothing to get her back.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Favorite!

  • By BluBumbleB on 04-28-14

Shockingly Amazing!

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

Reviewed: 01-10-17

The only reason I listened to the first three books was b/c of a sale. The first book had an amusing storyline but I wasn't really looking forward to book 2. Book 2 was less amusing and less bearable but decent enough to finish. Book 3 may save this series for mel...we'll see.

I loved the story of Zsadist. Of the first three, this is hands-down the best in the series thus far. The author finally takes the time to develop a brother-hood character and other characters, like John, along the way. Personally, I can't stand the ridiculous vernacular the author gives the brother hood's slang.

Anyhoo, this story really almost has it all (minus my small personal annoyances): love/hate angles, refusing to die bad guys, multiple self loathing/awareness/acceptance angles, fight scenes, creepy serial killer moments, Hope/Suspense, actual surprises you don't see coming. No really, for most at least 1 surprise will catch you off guard.

In sum, if you were at all intrigued by the Zsadist character in the other novels you will love this book! If you haven't listened to any of the books in the series maybe cliff note book one and then enjoy this book!

  • Dark Lover

  • The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 1
  • By: J.R. Ward
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,765
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,780

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awsome title even for the Men

  • By John on 04-19-09

Pleasantly Unoriginal

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

Reviewed: 12-20-16

This book has a decent storyline but its like the author just plucked things from a few other fantasy series out there and added a new villan race to make the series unique in some way. I fell asleep several times while listening...partly because of the story and mainly because of the narrator. Yea, that's the other thing--'to each his own' and all that but play the sample first. Now imagine that voice with an "OK" but not great great storyline...not awful, just harder to focus.

19 of 21 people found this review helpful

  • Tangled

  • The Tangled Series, Book 1
  • By: Emma Chase
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,801
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,516
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,520

Drew Evans is handsome and arrogant, he makes multimillion dollar business deals and seduces New York’s most beautiful women with just a smile. So why has he been shuttered in his apartment for seven days, miserable and depressed? He’ll tell you he has the flu. But we all know that’s not really true. Katherine Brooks is brilliant, beautiful and ambitious. When Kate is hired as the new associate at Drew’s father’s investment banking firm, every aspect of the dashing playboy’s life is thrown into a tailspin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • And Now For Something Completely Different

  • By Kathy on 02-17-14

A Great Story + Steam + Guy perspective!

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

Reviewed: 12-14-16

This was such a fun story!!! It's told from the lead male perspective. I listen at work to stay awake while grinding away at the computer so I definitely appreciated the storyline here. It was delightfully audacious. My mouth opened several times in a 'he did not just say/do that" gasp of surprise. If you are looking for a some new female porn (aka rom nov) that has steam and a plot, you can't go wrong here.

  • Kindred

  • The Darkwoods Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: J. A. Redmerski
  • Narrated by: Andrew Eiden, Kate Reinders
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 126

Isaac Mayfair is hiding a dark secret. And just when Adria Dawson thinks the worst of her life among the werewolf world is over, she learns the secret that can rip her and Isaac's love apart. Adria must come to terms with what the truth means for her. What it means for her life and how much time she has left to live it. She must choose between two different fates, neither of which can offer life as a certainty.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful and Suspensful!

  • By Birdy on 12-10-16

Delightful and Suspensful!

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

Reviewed: 12-10-16

I like that the author actually keeps you guessing in this trilogy. My only annoyance (and a slight one at that) is the complete lack of detail in any couple's romantic encounters. But, I just have to keep reminding myself these stories were more geared towards young adults. With that said, the story is still gripping enough to keep me thoroughly entertained. And the new male narrarator was a good choice and finely compliments the female narrator. Well done!

  • Beyond the Highland Mist

  • Highlander, Book 1
  • By: Karen Marie Moning
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,530
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,611
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,619

He was known throughout the kingdom as Hawk, legendary predator of the battlefield and the boudoir. No woman could refuse his touch, but no woman ever stirred his heart - until a vengeful fairy tumbled Adrienne de Simone out of modern-day Seattle and into medieval Scotland.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • it was OK but not great

  • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 05-26-13

Delightful tale, OK narration

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

Reviewed: 12-06-16

Haven't read the book but I suspect it would have been easier to follow at times. The narrator (or maybe final editors) here did not give enough of a pause when switching between character points of view. This effect was distracting at times and I had to pause to book at times to make sure it hadn't skipped---nope just the narrarator's frustrating lack of pause. Despite this irriitarion, the story itself was mostly delightful and I think anyone in the mood for a some comedic female porn (aka romance novel) would enjoy this one! In short, ok narrator, good story line, and deliciously detailed 'scenes' (wink wink).

  • Eidolon

  • Wraith Kings, Book 2
  • By: Grace Draven
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Baker
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 651
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 615
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 612

In a bid for more power, the Shadow Queen of Haradis unleashes a malignant force into the world. Her son Brishen, younger prince of the Kai royal house, suddenly finds himself ruler of a kingdom blighted by a diseased darkness. His human wife Ildiko must decide if she will give up the man she loves in order to save his throne. Three kingdoms on the verge of war must unite to save each other, and a one-eyed, reluctant king will raise an army of the dead to challenge an army of the damned. A tale of alliance and sacrifice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • DOES LOVE ALWAYS TRIUMPH?

  • By Vicki on 09-09-16

Better than expected!

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

Reviewed: 12-03-16

Many mixed reviews. In short, if you liked the first one you'll like this one. Great sequel. The only reason I didn't do 5 starts is I missed having flash back moments in this book (as done in 1st) and I would have liked more info on what became of certain characters (no there's no crazy cliff hangers and yes there's enough left open for new novel).

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Suddenly in Love

  • A Lake Haven Novel, Book 1
  • By: Julia London
  • Narrated by: Cristina Panfilio
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 690
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 605
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 601

Mia Lassiter is thrilled to finally put her artistic skills to use working for her aunt's interior design shop in her hometown of East Beach. While renovating an old mansion overlooking stunning Lake Haven, she encounters a scruffy but attractive man named Brennan - the owner's son. She doesn't realize this sexy recluse is actually Everett Alden, the world-famous rock star in hiding who's nursing his own artistic and personal crises.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Very PG Rock Star Romance

  • By Liz Jackson on 04-11-16

Great story

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

Reviewed: 11-11-16

I loved the story told. As a romance novel I personally would have like more details in some of the love scenes. So if you're looking for those really detailed love scenes this isn't that but. However, there was enough detail to keep me enthralled with the overall story.