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  • Hold Me at Twilight

  • Romano Family Series, Book 1
  • By: Lucinda Whitney
  • Narrated by: Mary Jane Conlon
  • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

When Knox Campbell goes to Portugal for a short business trip, he never planned on losing his documents. Now he’s stranded in Porto, his passport lost, and his credit cards canceled. Unable to return to the US and without a place to stay, Knox turns to the travel agent who suggested the local day attractions for assistance. Jacinta Romano loves helping her clients set up their dream trips, although she doesn’t usually meet the ones visiting from abroad. But all that changes when a client shows up at the agency while her meddling family is still there. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet romantic introduction to a new series

  • By mara on 12-10-18

a vacation that leads to love

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

Reviewed: 01-07-19

Loved Jacinta's family!!! A sweet romance that grabbed my attention and kept me smiling long after I finished it. Knox is such a gentleman and Jacinta is such a lady. Loved how the narrator could switch voices and had a believable accent.

  • Marrying a Cowboy

  • A Fake Marriage Series, Book 1
  • By: Anne-Marie Meyer
  • Narrated by: Kristen S. Osborne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Emma George seems destined to be the perpetual bridesmaid. Out of her five friends, she's the surviving single gal, and her one potential groom dumped her on her birthday a year ago. Now at the mercy of every do-gooder matchmaker, she's starting to think that love isn't ever going to find her. Alone at her best friend's wedding, she reaches a point where she will do just about anything to get some relief from those who think that the only way to happiness is through marriage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this!

  • By Peggy Eddleman on 10-31-18

temporary or forever

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

Reviewed: 10-23-18

Emma and Austin start out in a fake marriage but sparks begin flying and emotions start emerging. They have both sworn off love but really want to find the "love of their lives". Such a sweet story and a clean romance but you can see and feel their attraction and them really falling for each other. Grandma is a hoot. Love this author's work.

  • Marrying an Athlete

  • A Fake Marriage Series, Book 2
  • By: Anne-Marie Meyer
  • Narrated by: Akemi Genevieve Littwin
  • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Anna Short's life has been in a slump ever since her boss and boyfriend - who happened to be the same person - dumped her. Now forced to work at a coffee shop, she's pretty sure her life can't go any lower. Enter Michael: her best friend McKenna's older brother and life-long crush. Michael Jones is the life of the party. As a Defenseman for the New York Rangers, he's always had his pick of women and friends. When he mistakenly proposes to the Mayor's daughter at a party one night, he hightails it out of New York before the media storm hits.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • secret love

  • By Renee on 10-23-18

secret love

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

Reviewed: 10-23-18

I really like fake marriage books especially when they secretly like each other. Anna and Michael are friends but both want more. The author did a good job of having two different relationships going on at the same time - Anna & Michael and McKenna & Sam. Great epilogue.

  • Marrying a Prince

  • A Fake Marriage Series, Book 4
  • By: Anne-Marie Meyer
  • Narrated by: Liz Krane
  • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Marianna Hedley is finally getting her life back together after she walked in on her boyfriend of three years in the arms of another woman. Now she’s pretty much sure that the emergency room where she’s a nurse and he’s a doctor is the very last place she wants to be. So when she gets wrapped up in helping out a handsome man with a head injury - at the beckoning of his mother - she reluctantly agrees. Once she’s sure this foreign stranger is safe, she leaves the ER and swears to never come back.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • MARRYING A PRINCE!

  • By Prairie Beauty on 01-19-19

forever

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

Reviewed: 10-23-18

An actual fairy tale marriage, with an evil Queen and evil wanna be princess - loved Leo and Marianna. The amnesia storyline was really great. Many little girls have thought "someday my prince will come" but Marianna's shows up - Prince Leo. I like this fake marriage series but love this one!!!!

  • Fighting Love for the Cowboy

  • A Moose Falls Romance, Book 1
  • By: Anne-Marie Meyer
  • Narrated by: Addison Barnes
  • Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Sean Petty is ready to quit all of his odd jobs and finally take over his grandfather's ranch. When he discovers that his grandfather's ranch is getting audited, he'll do just about anything to keep it safe - even if it means fighting the growing attraction he has for the auditor. The IRS auditor, Christine Jordan, is moments away from getting fired. Her boss told her to either succeed at this field audit or don't bother coming back. When she shows up at Petty's ranch and he's stubborn as a mule, she knows she can't let his rugged good looks or surprisingly caring manner distract her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • the dragon and the rancher

  • By Renee on 09-14-18

the dragon and the rancher

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

Reviewed: 09-14-18

We met Sean in Marrying a Cowboy which was Emma and Austin's book. I was hoping he would get his own book - thank you to the author. Sean desperately wants his grandfather's ranch and Christine is the IRS agent he thinks will stop him. These two are on seemingly opposite sides but boy do the sparks of attraction fly between them. The scene where her car breaks down is pretty funny - gotta read. Loved getting to catch up with Emma and Sean. Can the dragon and the rancher meet in the middle? Both showed great character growth.

I loved the story and read the book before listening to it. I didn't like the narrator's voice - thought it didn't fit the characters - accent was way wrong - in my opinion and that is the reason for the 1 star performance.

  • The Sacrifice

  • By: Elicia Hyder
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158

"Hello, Praea." There's only one being on Earth who calls Sloan Jordan by that name - her biological mother, a demon named Kasyade. So why did she answer Sloan’s best friend’s phone? When Sloan reaches Adrianne Marx’s apartment to investigate, she finds evidence of abduction. The reason? Ransom. The price? Sloan’s unborn daughter, the most powerful angel in all of history. But hell can’t rival the fury of an angry mother protecting her child, and until the baby is born, her incredible power is Sloan’s to wield.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Please, say it’s not over!

  • By Leigh on 11-09-18

a sacrifice of love

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

Wow just wow!!! The gang is looking for Adrianne - I missed her in this book. Love Nathan but am team Warren to be with Sloan. They are the cutest couple and remind me of Piper and Leo from Charmed. Romance, suspense and lots of action. Wish the ending had been different and hoping it isn't set in stone. If you have read 1-4 this is a must read!!!! Narrator does a good job of switching between characters.

  • The Regular Guy: A Nathan McNamara Story

  • The Soul Summoner, Book 6
  • By: Elicia Hyder
  • Narrated by: Carson Beck
  • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

They say the best things come to those who wait, and no one hopes that's true more than Special Operations Commander Nathan McNamara. For over a year, he's put his life, his career, and his mother's hopes for more grandchildren on hold to dive headfirst into a world he never knew existed. A world full of angels, demons, and enough sexual frustration to crack the Pope. But all that is supposed to be behind him, and his future looks bright and full of possibilities. That is, until a familiar chill ripples the atmosphere - and a supernatural thunder rumbles over the mountains.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fitting end ...

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-03-18

not so regular

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

I'll be honest I am torn. No spoilers so you gotta listen in order to feel my tornness - yes I know not a word. This book is from Nate's perspective which I liked - same as in The Detective. He isn't really a regular guy but I guess compared to Warren's abilities he is. Loved Illy and Nate's family. Lots of love. I loved the narrator!!! Gives me a visual of Nathan!!!!

  • Puppy Dog Tales

  • By: Liwen Ho
  • Narrated by: Satauna Howery
  • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

An animal hater and an animal lover's paths collide the week leading up to Valentine's Day. Melvin Lai inherited the last thing he ever wanted from his favorite uncle: a cocker spaniel. Now he's on the verge of losing his home to the unruly puppy and, much to his surprise, his heart when he meets Dr. Chu, Sparkle's vet. Vivian Chu loves caring for her furry friends, so she can't fathom how anyone could think poorly of her new patient, especially his owner. To her, first impressions are everything, and the one Melvin left has her feeling disheartened and bruised - literally.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • first impressions aren't always accurate

  • By Renee on 09-11-18

first impressions aren't always accurate

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

I didn't really care for Vivian - she was very judgey and quick to push Melvin aside. I really liked him and thought he handled inheriting Sparkles really well considering he isn't really a dog person. Sparkles was adorable and grew on Melvin. I am glad that Melvin kept pursuing Vivian because I believe he made me like her. Love the puppies.

  • A Hiss-Tory of Magic

  • A Wonder Cats Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Harper Lin
  • Narrated by: Anne James
  • Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Cath Greenstone, her cousin, Bea, and her hippie aunt, Astrid, live in Wonder Falls, a small town near the mystical Niagara Falls. They run the Brew-Ha-Ha café, and naturally, they're witches hiding in plain sight along with their three magical cats, Treacle, Peanut Butter, and Marshmallow. When Brew-Ha-Ha's baker is burnt to a crisp, along with their beloved café, Aunt Astrid lets out a big family secret: A powerful spell book, a Greenstone heirloom from the Salem days, has been stolen from its secret hiding spot in the café.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • a mystery with magic

  • By Renee on 09-11-18

a mystery with magic

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

Cath - love her, her cousin Bea and Aunt Astrid as well as their cats are on the case. I love this series. I have read them all and liked them so much I wanted to listen to them. Narrator does a great job of switching between characters. If you like mysteries, romance, family interaction, magic and cats then you will love this book.

  • A Love That Lasts

  • Love in the Cascades, Book 3
  • By: Kimberly Rose Johnson
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Groberg
  • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Recent nursing school graduate Holly Miller knows from personal experience a slipup can cost a life. A mistake she made years ago still haunts her. She is determined to stay focused and not allow any distractions in her life - including an old high school classmate she ran into at the hospital who is as handsome as the pastries he bakes are tasty and sweet. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • learning to forgive yourself and others

  • By Renee on 09-11-18

learning to forgive yourself and others

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

Holly and Matthew have a past but will they have a future? Holly longs for her mom's approval but is all as it seems? Matthew wants to help Holly move beyond the past and finally give him a chance. A really sweet romance with all kinds of family issues. Great ending.