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  • Jock Rule

  • By: Sara Ney
  • Narrated by: Chelsea Hatfield, Jacob Morgan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

Kip Carmichael is no pretty boy. He's rough. Dirty. Giant. Hair so unruly, and a beard so thick, his friends on the team call him Sasquatch. The first time Sasquatch lays eyes on Theodora "Teddy" Johnson across the keg at a party one night on Jock Row, she'd been relegated to the sidelines by her jock-hungry "friends". Week after week, he watches beautiful but bashful Teddy getting overshadowed and overlooked. Sasquatch finally broad-shoulders his way through the crowd, offering to to be her hairy godmother. But the minute their eyes meet? He's a goner.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I adored every second of this one!!

  • By Mandi on 02-05-19

Refreshing

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

Reviewed: 02-14-19

This book is very refreshing and has a innovative take on the Classic story line of boy meets girl. I couldn’t put it down. I only gave it four stars on the story line because I was disappointed at the short ending. It was fine....but could hav been stronger. We also did not get the friends reaction to the makeover.... which was disappointing. But I really love the overall premise of the book. Worth the credit!

  • One Day in December

  • A Novel
  • By: Josie Silver
  • Narrated by: Eleanor Tomlinson, Charlie Anson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,782
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,305
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,281

Laurie is sure love at first sight doesn't exist anywhere but the movies. But then, through a misted-up bus window one snowy December day, she sees a man who she knows instantly is the one. Their eyes meet, there's a moment of pure magic...and then her bus drives away. Certain they're fated to find each other again, Laurie spends a year scanning every bus stop and cafe in London for him. But she doesn't find him, not when it matters anyway. Instead they "reunite" at a Christmas party, when her best friend, Sarah, giddily introduces her new boyfriend: the man from the bus.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • It's Not Romantic, Not Joyous, and Not for Me

  • By D. Fields on 12-01-18

Super refreshing book. A unicorn.

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

Reviewed: 11-04-18

It’s nice to have a book that gives you a true history of a realistic relationship scenario. This book for me was extremely refreshing. Predictable in the outcome but not predictable in the execution and writing quality. Well done.

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Colton

  • Wild Men, Book 1
  • By: Melissa Belle
  • Narrated by: Jeremy York, Lacy Laurel
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 43

Colton Wild isn’t just the famous football player everyone sees on their television screen. I met Colton one summer vacation when we lined up on opposite sides of a flag football field. He was the cocky kid with clear blue eyes and a constant smirk. When he picked me up over his shoulder and ran with me the length of the field, I wanted to hate him. But somehow we were the last two left around the campfire that night. We talked for hours under the stars. And when he kissed me, I didn’t want him to stop. The next morning, I left. I thought I’d never see him again. And for ten years, I didn’t.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story line

  • By Joan on 10-27-18

This author is writing is neurotic.

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

Reviewed: 10-29-18

This sucks storyline read like a 12-year dream romance and 12-year-olds drama. The sociological issues of the female main character is to much for me . The Male lead character is clearly written by female because no man would ever talk or act like that.

I rolled my eyes at dialogue the whole book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Suddenly You

  • By: Lisa Kleypas
  • Narrated by: Beverley A. Crick
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 297
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 295

She was unmarried, untouched, and almost 30, but novelist Amanda Briars wasn't about to greet her next birthday without making love to a man. When he appeared at her door, she believed he was her gift to herself, hired for one night of passion. Unforgettably handsome, irresistibly virile, he tempted her in ways she never thought possible . . . but something stopped him from completely fulfilling her dream. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too much sex

  • By Sue on 07-20-18

There was a small story line amidst all the sex scenes.

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

Reviewed: 10-14-18

If all you like are sex scenes with little to no historical references this is the perfect book for you.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Fraternize

  • Players Game, Book 1
  • By: Rachel Van Dyken
  • Narrated by: Summer Morton, Jeremy York, Aiden Snow
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 463
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 413
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 410

Emerson just made her dream come true as a professional cheerleader for her favorite pro football team. But even though the plus-size athlete is breaking down boundaries, she still has to contend with the massive rulebook. Carbs? Nope. Chocolate? Definitely not. Still, Emerson loves her curves, and she'll rock the hell out of this job even if it kills her. Except for one mandate that is easier read than done... No fraternizing with the players.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun and Entertaining Sports Romance

  • By bookbruin on 12-20-17

Why is the cover art so off.... they are all white?

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

Reviewed: 06-24-18

I love this book but the cover art is off..... 🤨

So happy for the originality of this book

  • As She Fades

  • By: Abbi Glines
  • Narrated by: Eric Yves Garcia, Emily Bauer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 61

On the night of her high school graduation, Vale McKinley and her boyfriend, Crawford, are in a terrible car accident that leaves Crawford in a coma. They were supposed to spend the summer planning for college, for a bright future full of possibility. Together. Instead, Vale spends long days in the hospital, hoping Crawford will awaken. Slate Allen, a college friend of Vale's brother, has been visiting his dying uncle at the same hospital. When he and Vale meet, she can't deny the flutter of an illicit attraction.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • You'll Either Love it or Hate it....

  • By Angela W. on 04-06-18

Great but the ending was short

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

Reviewed: 05-29-18

Hate books that just end without epilogue... seems a waste. Other then that great book.

  • Roomies

  • By: Christina Lauren
  • Narrated by: K. C. Sheridan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,071
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 997
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 995

Rescued by Calvin McLoughlin from a would-be subway attacker, Holland Bakker pays the brilliant musician back by pulling some of her errand-girl strings and getting him an audition with a big-time musical director. When the tryout goes better than even Holland could have imagined, Calvin is set for a great entry into Broadway - until he admits his student visa has expired and he's in the country illegally. Holland impulsively offers to wed the Irishman to keep him in New York, her growing infatuation a secret only to him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I need an Encore

  • By Albertina Green on 12-08-17

Book was really good, but ending was lackluster

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

Reviewed: 12-15-17

I don’t understand why you write a really good book to not give people a good detailed ending .....gurrrrr😑Makes the rest of the book and the wonderful writing kind of seem like it was a waste.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Claiming

  • The Circle of Ceridwen Saga, Book 3
  • By: Octavia Randolph
  • Narrated by: Nano Nagle
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 312

Sidroc the Dane has been in Angle-land for 12 years. The first nine were all hard fighting. He has won treasure beyond counting, and now peace for his men. But there is one thing he still desires: Ceridwen as his wife. Now Fate conspires to tear Ceridwen and Sidroc away from Angle-land. Thrust together amidst great danger and hardship they fight to survive - and fight each other.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really good adventure

  • By Serena on 03-31-17

Stockholm syndrome

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

Reviewed: 10-30-17

I mean you knew at some point that she was going to get with him, but the way they went about it in this book, was rough. Least favorite of the books but most awaited. 😔Debbie downer

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Wait for It

  • By: Mariana Zapata
  • Narrated by: Callie Dalton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,663
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,554
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,556

If anyone ever said being an adult was easy, they hadn't been one long enough. Diana Casillas can admit it: she doesn't know what the hell she's doing half the time. How she's made it through the last two years of her life without killing anyone is nothing short of a miracle. Being a grown-up wasn't supposed to be so hard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Makes you cry and laugh at the same time

  • By Vida on 03-12-17

Mariana Zapata walks on water in my book

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

Reviewed: 03-18-17

You cannot go wrong with a Mariana Zapata book. She's great at cultivating a story and characters that you fall in love with. 🙌🏽.... However, comparing her to her.... this is not her very best work. But 💯 % better than everything else out there.😘

  • Between the Tackles

  • Pass to Win, Book 3
  • By: Roxy Sinclaire
  • Narrated by: Holly Elise
  • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 38

Nick Barrett is a god at my university. And me, little ol' April Hansen? I'm just a nerdy girl, studying and working to take care of my dad. Nick could have any woman he wanted, but for some reason, he wants me...It's a miracle he even notices me waiting for the bus, let alone offer to drive me home. Before I can help it, I'm falling for Nick. But there's a reason jocks and geeks don't mix, and I'm about to get my heart broken, I just know it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Tough start but great story

  • By lisa cravens on 01-24-17

Middle school worthy

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

Reviewed: 01-28-17

Rushed, forced, bad dialogue. performance is really bad...can't decide if the voice makes it over the top bad or if it's the dialogue...... so so bad. The premise " bones" of the book are great. Just poorly executed. I also felt like sometimes the author thought the reader was stupid. Ex: the sentence with the Valet. The performance also had missed pronunciation of words..... very irksome. Getting my credit back.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful