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  • Complicated

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Lance Greenfield, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 18 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,470
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,011
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,010

When small-town Nebraska sheriff Hixon Drake meets Greta Dare, the connection couldn't be stronger, but the timing couldn't be worse. Dealing with the fallout of a divorce he never wanted and setting up a new home for his kids, Hix becomes that guy, that one he never wanted to be, and puts a stop to things before they can even start. Protecting his kids and himself is his only priority. Greta, on the other hand, has found the place for her and the brother she adores that's perfect for them - a sleepy little town in Nebraska.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Complicated was a pleasure to my senses!

  • By Kara Hildebrand on 05-02-17

Complicated but simple

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

Reviewed: 09-24-18

I almost gave up on this several times. Hix was a bit of a jerk sometimes and the book was so. Damn long with very little seeming to happen and yet I have to admit I wasn't bored.
Great performance though.

  • Dare to Love

  • By: Jaci Burton
  • Narrated by: Lidia Dornet
  • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27

Lucy Fairchild is a confident, successful lawyer and heiress to the Fairchild fortune. Her father thinks he can choose who she'll marry, which Lucy finds ridiculous. She might be 30 and still single, but she's perfectly capable of finding her own man. Jake Dalton owns a construction company and has built his life from nothing to something he can be proud of. His father might have once thought him a failure, but Jake has worked his entire life to banish those demons from his past.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good but that ending was predictable

  • By Gstar on 09-23-18

Good but that ending was predictable

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

Reviewed: 09-23-18

Jake wasn't particularly warm and Lucy for a high powered shark, was a bit of a wet lettuce. I enjoyed it though but I wish that it hadn't been such a predictable ending.

  • Fighting Silence

  • On the Ropes, Book 1
  • By: Aly Martinez
  • Narrated by: Laura Jennings, Carson Beck
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 370
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352

Sound is an abstract concept for most people. We spend our lives blocking out the static in order to focus on what we believe is important. But what if, when the clarity fades into silence, it's the obscure background noise that you would give anything to hold on to?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great MMA Rags to Riches Story

  • By Candateshia Pafford on 04-21-17

Depressing

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

Reviewed: 08-22-18

This was a good book.
It was.
But. It was depressing. Seriously, I got sick of them fighting. I love realism in books, but it just felt like they'd never catch a break. Like the author just wanted to dump heaps of crap on the characters' heads. It was never ending. Not even at the end.
There's a way to add drama and tension, but this was just depressing. It was a total downer.
I devour audio books. I had to have a break. A four week break to listen to the final 40 mins, and I did that at 1.55 speed to get through because I'd seen the blurb for book 2 and knew how things would go down.
Till was cute and the boys were too. The characters were great but I won't be reading book 2. I can't in good conscience give this book less than 3 stars, but for enjoyment value? It gets less.
It didn't tug at my heartstrings, it just got irritating how they were never allowed ANY slack. And if they got it, it was bittersweet. Oh, well this is good but everything else is just sh**.
I'm actually mad. I wanted to listen to the whole trilogy but no way will I. Not when this was so depressing. I don't need unicorn fart HEAs, but something less gloomy, please. Jeez.

  • Playing for Love at Deep Haven

  • By: Katy Regnery
  • Narrated by: Megan Solesski
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 148
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 149

She was the girl. The only girl. The only girl I ever wanted. The only girl I ever loved. The only girl I could ever love. And I killed it .I destroyed it. I threw her love away. For nine years, I've kept the memory of her locked in the deepest corner of my heart...all the while hating myself for what I did to her. To us. Now, without warning, she's walked back into my life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BEAUTIFUL & BREATHTAKING SCENES OF SECOND CHANCES

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 09-30-15

Okay

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

Reviewed: 08-21-18

Ugh. I wanted to love this book, and it had all the markers of a fantastic story but there was just so much repetition. Repeated statements and the same sentiments handled over and over and over again. Lyrics and poems stated fully.
Sigh.
I loved Zack, and I thought in many ways Violet was pathetic. At the start I empathized. By the end with the revelation of how things ended I was left feeling... I don't know. It was lacking. So much misery from both of them, and the truth is, she did move on quickly and for a man as vulnerable as Zac, something this self confessed poet and a woman so at ease with her feelings, I feel like she could have understood. She KNEW he was shaky on an emotional setting. I know shew as young and a virgin but I actually think it was cruel of her to insist on telling him how she felt.
I'm glad they got their happy ending. I'm glad things worked out for them, but I was left preferring Violet who at some points lived up to her 'vile' nickname with the way she dithered and moaned and groaned about not being able to say 'I love you'. Even to her mom!!!
Gah. She's not all bad but she rubbed me up the wrong way. They both made mistakes.
If you like second chance romances, then check this out. Just get ready to bash your head against a brick wall at the same time.

  • Close Liaisons

  • The Krinar Chronicles, Volume 1
  • By: Anna Zaires, Dima Zales
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Godwin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,073
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 997
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,003

In the near future, the Krinar rule the Earth. An advanced race from another galaxy, they are still a mystery to us - and we are completely at their mercy. Shy and innocent, Mia Stalis is a college student in New York City who has led a very normal life. Like most people, she's never had any interactions with the invaders - until one fateful day in the park changes everything. Having caught Korum's eye, she must now contend with a powerful, dangerously seductive Krinar who wants to possess her and will stop at nothing to make her his own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I can't believe how much I enjoyed the book

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-24-13

Enjoyable but stupid.

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

Reviewed: 08-20-18

The potential here WAS IMMENSE. It was soooooo, potentially, awesome. But the minute she mentioned the resistance, I knew it would go down the exact way it did, and it left me staggered because how could MIA BE SO STUPID? This potential grad student, with the smarts to get help with school without having to work so she's on a scholarship, was such an utter imbecile the minute Khorum appeared. Innocent I can handle. Naïve, okay. But idiotic? No. Just NO. She said it herself at the beginning. There was no fighting the Ks because they knew everything, could do anything to smudge out the resistance. In our technology, there are ways of sensing if someone has snooped on our laptops. You're telling me the Ks don't have that kind of technology? The guy implanted nano tech in her to follow her around, why wouldn't he have put cameras in her apartment too? HOW WOULDN'T HE HAVE KNOWN FROM THE VERY BEGINNING THAT SHE WAS DOING WHAT SHE WAS DOING? I'm 40 mins from the end, but I just had to write this now because I'm so irritated. It's lucky to get three stars tbh. The narrator is okay. She emphasizes certain words in a way that's irksome. But apart from that, she's okay. I think I'm going to listen to book two but it depends on how it's about to end. I know it's weird to review before it ends, but the most stupid thing just happened and I had to vent. LOL. Also, one thing that persisted in concerning me throughout was how the Ks helping the Resistance... she had no idea that they were on the human's side. It could have been BS that they wanted to reign over humanity as Gods. They could have been the Ks enemy as well as human enemies. It was shortsighted to just believe John because he said all was well. Khorum wasn't particularly likeable, and though I've seen reviews saying there's too much sex, the reason for this is there is no development in their relationship whatsoever. Mia is bitter and angry no matter how Khorum treats her. On the face of it, he actually treats her well though. He certainly cares for her, even if he is autocratic. I can understand her rebellion, even empathize. She was induced into a situation that was against her will, however, the sex wasn't. If we're to believe the sex was good enough to make her fall in love with him, why she did what she did was beyond me. I don't know why he put up with her. I wonder if Charls are fated mates or something, but so far that hasn't been mentioned. Would I recommend? I guess. If you don't mind too stupid to live heroines. And heroes that expect heroines to ask, 'How high?' when they tell them to jump.

  • Mated to the Warriors

  • The Interstellar Brides, Book 2
  • By: Grace Goodwin
  • Narrated by: BJ Pottsworth, Audrey Conway
  • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 421
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 397
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 397

When circumstances leave her with little choice but to volunteer for the Interstellar Bride Program, Hannah Johnson finds herself matched with not one but two mates. Her soon-to-be husbands are warriors of the planet Prillon, a world whose men are known far and wide for their prowess both in battle and in bed. Following her transport to a starship halfway across the galaxy, Hannah awakens in the presence of Zane Deston, the huge, fiercely handsome commander of the Prillon fleet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great erotic Sci-fi romance

  • By Jonella A. Moore on 09-07-17

Stupid

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

Reviewed: 08-17-18

I almost DNF this book. The heroine is a pain in the ass and the heroes, while they have potential, are just limp. The heroine spends most of her time scared of the fact the primary mate isn't giving his all, and though she doesn't know it's because he's hiding his dominant tendencies she's suddenly relieved to find herself in his dungeon.
The Hive, actually mentioned by the author in relation to Star Trek, seems to be the exact same enemy?
But mostly, I hated the heroine. Dare also felt like a second addition to make the heroine part of a menage. She admits that she loves him but would dump him if Zane doesn't come around... Well that's not my idea of Love.
Throw in the fact she asks to return home when she knows there's protocol and while it's made clear she's a volunteer... Yeah, I'm really irritated by this book. It had a lot of potential.

  • The Vixen and the Vet

  • A Modern Fairytale, Book 1
  • By: Katy Regnery
  • Narrated by: Rose Hudson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337

In this modern-retelling of "Beauty and the Beast", Savannah Carmichael, betrayed by an unreliable source, returns to her hometown of Danvers, Virginia, with her once-promising journalism career in ruins. Given the opportunity to get back in the game by writing a patriotic human interest piece, Savannah turns her attention to the town hermit, Asher Lee, a wounded veteran who returned to Danvers eight years ago, and hasn't been seen since.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SIX STARS

  • By Lydia - HEA Bookshelf on 03-15-16

Incredible

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

Savannah made some very, very, very poor choices, and though there wasn't a doubt in my mind that I'd finish this story, I was so mad at her and so hurt for Asher that I wanted to throw my phone at the wall a few times. However, I can't not give this story five stars, and I can't not donate to Operation Mend. Asher has to be one of my most favorite heroes I've ever read. He was almost pure in some ways, like a lost boy. It hurt me how Savannah hurt him, making me dislike her in return. Lol. That's how well Regnery wrote Asher. I truly, from the bottom of my damn heart, hope that the actions of people in Danvers, which I'll assume is fictional, were exaggerated for the narrative purpose of the story. I truly hope that people do not treat wounded vets in such an abhorrent manner. If they do, well, shame on them. And that's about as PC as I can state it. #LestWeForget

  • Cake

  • A Love Story
  • By: J. Bengtsson
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Joe Arden
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,918
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,436
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,419

Jake McKallister might have been a rock star, but he was no ordinary one. Surviving an unspeakable crime as a young teen had shaped him into a guarded workaholic, and he now lived his life trying to forget. If it hadn't been for music and the redemption he found through it, he might not have survived. Career success came easily for him. Personal connections did not.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Freakin Rockin Book

  • By Alanna on 12-22-16

Five star story four star ending

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

Reviewed: 08-15-18

I loved it. Devoured it. But that ending? When it hit the epilogue, I was so mad! As I was listening, I was scrolling through the next in the series, trying to figure out if there was a sequel for this story, and not one about Kyle. I know it was HEA, but it kind of spoiled it for me in a big way. Aside from that, I loved Cake. Not just the book, but the couple ;)

  • The Viscount's Christmas Temptation

  • Dukes of War, Book 1
  • By: Erica Ridley
  • Narrated by: Stevie Zimmerman
  • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266

Certain individuals might consider Lady Amelia Pembroke a managing sort of female, but truly most people would be lost without her help. Why, the latest on-dit is that rakish Viscount Sheffield is canceling the fete of the year because he hasn't time for silly soirees. He doesn't need time - he needs her!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved the book and the narration..

  • By Trish R. on 11-30-18

Too short but a nice start

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

Reviewed: 08-09-18

Lots of places where this could have been extended, but for a novella, it was good. I'd have liked to have seen the rakehell being converted more, however...

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  • Tracker’s End

  • By: Chantal Fernando
  • Narrated by: Eva Christensen, Sebastian York
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 935
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 865
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 869

Tracker is everything I've ever wanted. I see him. I've watched time change him. I've been patient, but he still hasn't noticed me. Not the way I want him to. The more time I spend with the MC, the more I understand. When you want something, you have to take it. You have to fight for it. And Tracker is more than worth fighting for....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • love every story more and more

  • By LuluBelle on 04-29-16

Good, but...

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

Reviewed: 08-09-18

I really enjoyed this. Less of an MC vibe in this one, more brotherhood? But Tracker seriously made me hate him a bit at the end. It was a weak way of adding tension to the relationship, and it made me dislike him when he'd been one of my fave brothers.

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