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Whittier, Ca USA
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  • Falling with You

  • Fractured Connections, Book 3
  • By: Carrie Ann Ryan
  • Narrated by: Maxine Mitchell, Joe Arden
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

The day I lost my best friend was the day I realized that I'd been living in the past. I've tried to find a way to heal, to mend that break. Somehow, I came through it partially whole. But I know I couldn't have done that without Aiden Connolly. The problem is, he once loved my best friend. And now she's gone, and I refuse to be in that shadow, or worse, a replacement for someone we both loved. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another Knockout

  • By Cassandra on 07-19-19

I LOVED IT!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-18-19

This was amazing!!!

It was everything I was waiting for and then some. I fell in LOVE with Aiden and Sienna in book 1 of this series. The back and forth they had was so adorable and reminded me of how my hubby and I can be sometimes. It was cute but you could see they liked each other and they had a connection they were both fighting.

It was an amazing love story. I was so in love that I finished it in one day. Well, one morning into afternoon it was so good!!! I can't wait for the next one with Beckham EKK!

  • Strength Enduring

  • Talon Pack, Book 8
  • By: Carrie Ann Ryan
  • Narrated by: Aiden Snow
  • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

Kameron Brentwood has only one thing on his mind: defeating the enemy. He doesn't have time for a human woman who sets his teeth on edge and makes his wolf prowl. It shouldn't matter that she's his mate because he's always thought that mating is a distraction. Yet as soon as he gets to know the woman, he figures out that there's no hiding from the attraction he feels for her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • .One of the best Talon Pack stories

  • By Kim on 05-06-19

Intense Hot Read!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-27-19

I love Kameron's dedication and protectiveness with his pack. The hot sexy growling enforcer reminds me of my husband such a grotch but sexy. With the stress of protecting the back I can see why he is a bit tense. He loves his pack and being a wolf.

I was excited to see him paired with Dhanielle she is such a strong woman. She sets Kameron on fire and he doesn't know what to do with himself. I feel for Dhani loosing her job and uprooting herself to move into the den.

Their sex scenes are hot and steamy! The building tension between the Aspens and Talons grows making me want to know how its all going to end even more. I hate Blade! Great read.

  • Shouldn't Have You

  • Fractured Connections, Book 2
  • By: Carrie Ann Ryan
  • Narrated by: Maxine Mitchell, Joe Arden
  • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 28

I've been many things in my life: daughter, friend, student, lover, wife…and now, widow. Getting past those labels and finding who I could be without them was the hardest thing I've ever done. Then I became friends with Brendon Connolly. Every time I look at him, I see a past, I see a present, and I’m afraid if I look too hard, I’ll see a future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this Book!!

  • By Cassandra on 06-02-19

Amazing Story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-12-19

Shouldn't Have You is an amazing read, it pulled at my heart strings so much. Harmony is such a strong woman she lost her husband but pushes through and doesn't let it over take her. She uses her friends to lean on and show that you can have a life and love after loss.

Brendon internalizes so much like a lot of men do. I liked that you really get a glimpse inside his mental struggle and negative feelings he has towards himself. You see this want and need to be a better man but he doesn't realize he already is a great man. He has already done extraordinary things, but to him it isn't enough and I know a lot of us can relate to that.

Watching their love build and enfold was so natural I couldn't stop listening.

This was a great read and I highly recommend it. <3 <3 <3

  • Ink by Numbers

  • Montgomery Ink: Colorado Springs, Bonus Romance
  • By: Carrie Ann Ryan
  • Narrated by: Joe Arden
  • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

Kaylee knows art, friendship, and love. And because she’s known love, she wants nothing to do with it ever again. She likes her life just the way it is. Her art and her Brushes with Lushes classes keep her sane and happy. Landon spends his days with numbers and financial spreadsheets. At night, he just wants to relax, but the only way he can do that is with a woman. But these days, not just any woman will do.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kaylee and Landon

  • By LeMiliere on 06-24-19

Short and Sweet!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-25-19

Big thanks to Carrie Ann Ryan for giving us this book. I wanted to know what was going to happen with Kaylee and Landon and she of course delivers. My favorite thing about reading/listening to her books is that you do get to see everyone's story in time. I'm glad I waited because their story was perfect, you get to watch it build in the other books in the series with little snippets here or there then you get this gem and you finally get to see them together and it is awesome!!

I do hope we get a short story from them eventually. I would love to see her mom react to Landon.

Joe Arden is again sexy and hot!

  • Breaking Without You

  • Fractured Connections, Book 1
  • By: Carrie Ann Ryan
  • Narrated by: Joe Arden, Maxine Mitchell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

I never wanted to hurt Violet Knight, but there were reasons I had to leave all those years ago - not that she'd believe me if I told her what they were. I not only left her, I also left my foster brothers. Honestly, I didn't want to come back to Denver to help run my father's failing brewery. But when it comes to my brothers, I know I'll find a way to make it work. Perhaps I'll even earn Violet's forgiveness and face the connection we both thought long forgotten in the process. Because I wanted her then, but now I know I need her. I just hope she needs me. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Dual Narration!

  • By S. Kelly on 05-16-19

In LOVE with Fractured Connections Series!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-25-19

This book hits all the emotions, it has drama, and sadness and grief, love, hurt, acceptance. There is so much in this novel I loved it. The chemistry between Violet and Cameron is hot! You can really feel their emotions and unresolved issues through the words and Maxine and Joe really bring their voices through. I really felt like I was almost watching a movie instead of listening to a book.

Carrie Ann Ryan does an amazing job of also setting up the series and letting you get a glimpse at the other characters and things to come without taking away from the main story. I cannot wait for the other books, they are going to be amazing!

  • Whiskey Undone

  • The Whiskey and Lies Series, Book 3
  • By: Carrie Ann Ryan
  • Narrated by: Maxine Mitchell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 48

Two best friends follow a dangerous and seductive path in the final standalone novel of the bestselling Whiskey and Lies series from NYT Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan. Ainsley Harris has always kept a secret from her best friend. She’s stood by his side, helped him raise his daughter, and tried to keep her distance even though she’s been in love with him for years. She knows he has secrets of his own and she’s not willing to chance what they have on a possibility.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good book!

  • By lclarke1 on 03-21-19

Whiskey Love!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-20-19

I was waiting for this book since book 1. When you meet Loch and Ainsley you instantly just want to know what’s going on and in book 1 and book 2 you get pieces and now we finally get their full story and it was worth the wait. I love these two together, Ainsley is so strong and has no problem standing up to the big grumpy Loch. The way he softens for her and only her and his daughter is heart warming and makes you love him even more. This book is a great mix of romance, suspense and hot scenes. I loved it!

  • From Breath and Ruin

  • The Elements of Five Series, Book 1
  • By: Carrie Ann Ryan
  • Narrated by: Bailey Carr
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

Five hundred years ago, the Maison Realm was shattered, divided into warring kingdoms of elemental Wielders with fate and truth shadowed and uncertain. Now, factions of both the light and dark venture into the human realm in search of the prophesied Spirit Priestess who is said to Wield the Elements of Five and bring the two fractured kingdoms together. Lyric has no idea there's a realm outside the human one in which she lives. When fate and circumstances are pulled from her hands after an accident, she finds out nothing is at it seems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • From the Ruins

  • By Geri Nelson on 05-23-19

New Favorite YA Series!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-09-19

This book! The story line is a different kind of paranormal for me, and I found it fascinating. There was action and drama, even a few tears. From Breath and Ruin has it all and the characters make it even better. They have so much depth you want to know more about them and Carrie Ann Ryan delivers but also has you wanting more. I cannot wait for book two!! Amazing!

  • Forever Broken

  • Talon Pack, Book 9
  • By: Carrie Ann Ryan
  • Narrated by: Aiden Snow
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

The war between the Redwood Pack and the Centrals is one of wolf legend. The Talon Pack was always on the fringes, prepared to fight, but not in the right leadership. With the new alpha and ruling family, the Talons are a pack of wolves with whom no one wants to mess. If only things worked out like they should....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Did not see this coming

  • By Kim on 04-01-19

Forever Talon!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-25-19

This book was awesome to read, but listening to it made it even better. I was interested for Cheyenne's character to get her Brentwood and when I realized it was Max I was excited, she is the perfect mate for him. Cheyenne is kind, loyal, and strong, everything that Max needs in a mate, her ability to know when to push and when to let it go made her an even better match for Max.

Max has always been one of my favorite Brentwoods and I have been impatiently waiting for his story. This was beyond what I hoped for. All the characters, give you this sense that they are real and truly exist and the way Max deals with his demons and is coping with loosing a piece of himself is something that everyone should read.

This was book was amazing. The perfect conclusion for the Talon pack. <3 <3

  • Jagged Ink

  • The Montgomery Ink: Colorado Springs Series, Book 3
  • By: Carrie Ann Ryan
  • Narrated by: Joe Arden
  • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

Roxie Montgomery met her soul mate when she least expected it. When he asked her to marry her, she thought her happily ever after was only just beginning. Then, she found that walking into the sunset was much harder than her favorite books made it out to be. After a crushing loss, she feels as though she doesn’t know her husband anymore, or rather…she doesn’t know herself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jagged Ink

  • By Aussie597 on 04-17-19

Tears of all kinds....<3

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

Reviewed: 03-14-19

This book made me cry happy tears, sad tears and tears of joy. This story was a very different storyline from what I've read before but I'm so glad I did. I could totally relate to the communications issues between Roxie and Carter. I think most people can relate to feeling like you've lost your voice or not knowing what to say sometimes. It can really be stifling and Carrie Ann Ryan hit every feeling and emotion that comes along with that right on the head. I have cried reading books before but I've never cried sad and happy tears for one book.

This book is an amazing and Joe Arden's voice was sexy as always. I can't wait for the next Montgomery Story. <3 <3

  • Restless Ink

  • Montgomery Ink: Colorado Springs Series, Book 2
  • By: Carrie Ann Ryan
  • Narrated by: Joe Arden
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

For Thea Montgomery, baking isn't only therapeutic, it's also her dream job. She's worked countless hours keeping her bakery afloat, and now that it's where she wants it to be, she's ready to expand and take the next step. When it comes to work and her family, she's on top of her game. Her personal life, however, is a different story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved Thea and Dimitri! Amazing!

  • By Cassandra on 04-28-19

Loved It!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-06-19

Another great Montgomery story. I love the Montgomery Ink Series, every book I have read or listened to has a different twist I didn't see coming. Thea is my favorite Montgomery, I love to bake and she's a baker, and owns her own shop. She a strong woman who is perfectly okay focusing on her career first, this made my day, running a bakery is hard work <3.

Then you meet Dimitri, and its like hot teacher fantasy from high school coming back. We all have that one teacher we thought was so cute, he is that with a tattoo twist, beard and a whole lot of yummy muscles. The storyline was the perfect amount of passion and kept me wanting more until the end. I could not stop listening, can't wait for the next one.

Thank you Carrie Ann Ryan for another awesome book <3