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Susan D

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  • Touched by Love

  • Love in Bloom: The Remingtons
  • By: Melissa Foster
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 32

Fiercely independent Janie Jansen has always believed there were worse things in life than being blind, and she's spent her life proving it. She's moved away from her overprotective parents and built a life in New York City and is one of the top technical editors in her company. That is until an unfortunate accident turns her life upside down and she's forced to give up the very independence she's worked so hard to achieve.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Favorite by Melissa Foster

  • By Susan D on 05-11-19

A Favorite by Melissa Foster

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

Reviewed: 05-11-19

I have now found a new favorite book by Melissa Foster, and this says a lot about this book, because I have loved every one of her books that I have read, but this one is special. Janie is blind, but this does not define her. She is beautiful, inside and out, and her blindness has made her stronger and more independent. Then there is Boyd, a sexy fireman and EMT, that is hoping to get into medical school. He also has his own demons from his past, but he is the sweetest man. Their story will keep you reading and/or listening, even when you should be sleeping, or doing other things, but this book is so worth it. It makes you really think about a lot of things, but it at the same time is hot, romantic, and has a wonderful story. I listened to the audiobook, and the narrator, B.J. Harrison, does an outstanding job. He can do so much, just using his voice. I highly recommend this book, whether you read it, or listen to it.

  • Read, Write, Love at Seaside

  • Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers, Book 1
  • By: Addison Cole
  • Narrated by: Melissa Moran
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

Best-selling author Kurt Remington lives to write. He spends 12 hours a day in front of his computer, rarely leaving the seclusion of his beach-front property, where he's come to finish his latest thriller - that is, until free-spirited Leanna Bray nearly drowns in the ocean trying to save her dog. Kurt's best-laid plans are shot to hell when he comes to their rescue. Kurt's as irritated as he is intrigued by the sexy, hot mess of a woman who lives life on a whim, forgets everything, and doesn't even know the definition of the word organized.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun and Romantic

  • By Susan D on 05-11-19

Fun and Romantic

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

Reviewed: 05-11-19

After listening to this book, I want to move to the Cape and become part of Leanna's group of fun friends. I also have to wonder if there might be another man around there like Kurt. He is such a wonderful, sexy man. Their relationship is such a sweet romance. It is also very flirty, and with just the right amount of heat that makes our imagination go wild. I loved this book. It was such a fun, but oh, so romantic story. The narrator, Melissa Moran, does an outstanding job with it.

  • Read, Write, Love

  • The Remingtons, Book 5
  • By: Melissa Foster
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 39

Kurt Remington lives to write. He spends 12 hours a day in front of his computer, rarely leaving the seclusion of his beach-front property, where he's come to finish his latest thriller - that is, until free-spirited Leanna Bray nearly drowns in the ocean trying to save her dog. Kurt's best-laid plans are shot to hell when he comes to their rescue. Kurt's as irritated as he is intrigued by the sexy, hot mess of a woman who lives life on a whim, forgets everything, and doesn't even know the definition of the word organized.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun, but oh, so romantic

  • By Susan D on 03-22-19

Fun, but oh, so romantic

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

Reviewed: 03-22-19

After listening to this book, I want to move to the Cape and become part of Leanna's group of fun friends. I also have to wonder if there might be another man around there like Kurt. He is such a wonderful, sexy man. Their relationship is such a sweet romance. It is also very flirty, and very hot, that makes our imagination go wild. I loved this book. It was such a fun, but oh, so romantic story. The narrator, B.J. Harrison, does an outstanding job with it.

  • Whispers at Seaside

  • Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers
  • By: Addison Cole
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Sebastian York
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 22

Having a mad crush on her boss’s son, Matt Lacroux - an intriguing mix of proper gentleman and flirtatious bad boy - is probably not the smartest idea for single mother Mira Savage. Especially when the company and her job, is already on shaky ground. But as a Princeton professor, Matt’s life is hours away from Mira’s home on Cape Cod, keeping him safely in the fantasy-only zone. And as a single mother to six-year-old Hagen, with a floundering company to save, fantasies are all she has time for. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love comes at the right time

  • By Xiaguan on 02-05-19

I Loved It!

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

Reviewed: 03-22-19

I so loved this book. Matt is a sexy professor and writer with the muscles and glasses to show it. He is also so sweet, caring, and protective. Mira is the smart, pretty, hard working single mother, that works in Matt's father's hardware store. Then, there is Hagen, Mira's most adorable, and smart little boy, who is now one of the guys. This is the most wonderful story of the three of them coming together. A family? Then, there are the Seaside Girls that always makes these books so fun to read. This book is so sweet, still with a little heat, and laughter. I liked this book so much, that after reading it, I bought the audiobook, and experienced it again, this time through the voices of Andi Arndt and Sebastian York, two outstanding narrators. I very highly recommend this book, whether you read it or listen to it.

  • Lovers at Seaside

  • Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers
  • By: Addison Cole
  • Narrated by: Lucy Rivers, Aiden Snow
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Parker has been running on autopilot ever since she lost her friend, mentor, and the only family she’s ever known, Bert Stein. Armed with junk food, tequila, and her big, lovable dog, she’s prepared to hole up and mourn - and determined to mend a fence Bert had never been able to with his estranged and bitter brother. But Parker didn’t count on the handsome artist she’s been fantasizing about for nearly a year walking in on her grief-induced drunken night.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another 5 stars for Addison!

  • By Angie M. on 04-21-19

I loved this!

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

Reviewed: 02-03-19

In this book, we have Grayson, an ironworker from the Cape, Parker, an actress from California, and a big, loveable dog named Christmas. This is an interesting group that comes together after Grayson has won a contest featuring his work. With lots of cute, adorable babies, the funny ladies of seaside, and their hot, sexy men, you know this book is going to be sweet with heat, and it is. I loved this book from the beginning, all the way to the end. I had read the book earlier, and then listened the audiobook. Lucy Rivers and Aiden Snow, as narrators just added to the wonderful book written by Addison Cole. I enjoyed it again, through their voices.

  • Slope of Love

  • Love in Bloom: The Remingtons, Book 4
  • By: Melissa Foster
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 37

Olympic gold medalist skiers Jayla Stone and Rush Remington have been best friends for years. They've seen each other at their best and worst and have kept each other's secrets without fail. Only there's one secret Rush has kept close to his chest. After months of introspection, Rush realizes he's been filling his bed but not tending to his heart. He's changed his womanizing ways, and the only woman who can fill his heart has been right by his side all this time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Wonderful Friends to Lovers Romance

  • By Susan D on 02-03-19

A Wonderful Friends to Lovers Romance

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

Reviewed: 02-03-19

Melissa Foster and B.J. Harrison has done it again. I give it 5 stars for everything. I love a good friends to lovers romance, and Melissa Foster has done a beautiful job with Rush and Jayla. She made it so real, that you could feel Jayla's pain, both physically and emotionally, as a result of her shoulder injury, and being an olympic skier. Then, there is Rush, a real ladies man, that has found that he has fallen in love with his best friend. This is not an easy path, but I love both of them, and their story. All of Melissa's words then come to life through B.J. Harrison. His voice is one that I could listen to all day. It just pulls you into the story. It does not matter if it is a female or male character when B.J. Harrison is the narrator. I give them both 5+ stars.

  • Flames of Love

  • Love in Bloom: The Remingtons, Book 3
  • By: Melissa Foster
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 41

As one of New York's Finest, firefighter Cash Ryder is always prepared. When a woman's car skids off the side of a mountain during a snowstorm, he's there to rescue her. Cash is totally focused on the woman's well-being, but within minutes of getting her to safety, he realizes that he's nowhere near prepared for the heat that rolls off of sensual, smart-mouthed, and stubborn Siena Remington.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wanted to drive around to keep listening to it

  • By Susan D on 12-01-18

Wanted to drive around to keep listening to it

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

Reviewed: 12-01-18

This book by Melissa Foster is as hot as the fires, that Cash Ryder fights as a firefighter, when he meets Sienna Remington, a top model, but both are facing some big issues with their jobs. I felt the realism that goes on in both jobs, firefighter and model. The question is can their love and trust with each other help them overcome their demons. This sounds like a very serious book, and it does have some serious, emotional moments, but it also has its fun, lighthearted, moments, all written in a story, that I wanted to keep driving around in order to keep listening to it. Then, there is the narrator, B.J. Harrison. He does an outstanding job. His ability to read different people's parts in the book, male and female, and does so in a way, you always know who is talking is astounding. Read it, listen to it, that is up to you, but I do highly recommend it.

  • Embraced at Seaside

  • Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers, Book 8
  • By: Addison Cole
  • Narrated by: Maxine Mitchell, Joe Arden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

After working hard all day creating his beautiful metal sculptures, Hunter Lacroux likes to unwind with a hot babe - or two. But after spending a handful of nights with smart, sassy, and beautiful Jana Garner, the woman who challenges everything he does and says, Hunter wants more. As a dancer, boxer, actress, and waitress, Jana is tough, organized, and as dedicated as she is committed. She has to be to maintain her crazy schedule. But when it comes to men, Jana's had a string of bad relationships, and there's only one thing she'll commit to - not committing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jana and Hunter...so deserving of a happy ending

  • By Dawn on 04-16-19

Just the Right Amount of Sweet and Heat

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

Reviewed: 12-01-18

This book definitely has the sweet, as well as the heat. Jana and Hunter are sometimes too much alike. Neither is looking for a relationship, but when they get together sparks fly, in more ways than one. Then, Hunter starts to romance her. . . I loved this book. I really enjoyed reading it, and listening to it. The narrators, Maxine Mitchell and Joe Arden really do a fantastic job, bringing a great story by Addison Colr to life in the audiobook. Whether you read it, listen to it, or both, I highly recommend it.

  • Swish

  • The Riley Brothers, Book 3
  • By: E. Davies
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

Bank teller Thomas Riley is the youngest of three brothers, and the only single one. That's not to say nobody's interested.... His ex, hunky Alex, is back in town and wants to see him. But Alex nearly screwed up both of his brothers' lives, and Thomas isn't willing to forgive him easily. There's no way reigniting an old flame can work...right? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magic

  • By Rebecca on 11-20-18

Such Chemistry!

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

Reviewed: 10-22-18

I had not read either of the first two books in this series, when I listened to this one, and it was fine. Now, that does not mean that I did not wish I had read them, because I did, but just because I enjoyed this one so much. I do plan on listening to them soon. Thomas and Alex were exes. It usually does not work out the second time, if it didn't the first time, but they were still in high school the first time. They have both grown up a lot since then, and they still have lots of chemistry between them, but there is still some leftover tension, between Thomas' brother and his boyfriend and Alex. First, I really enjoyed the book. There were some really hot scenes, all in a story that I really enjoyed. I just wanted to keep listening, even though I had arrived at work, and had to go in. Then, the narrator was Michael Pauley. This was my first book that I have listened to of his, but I found that he did a fantastic job. There were lots of men talking back and forth in this book, but with his narration, I could easily keep up with who was saying what. E.Davies and Michael Pauley make a winning combination.

  • Stroke of Love

  • Love in Bloom: The Remingtons, Book 2
  • By: Melissa Foster
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 39

Kate Paletto runs a volunteer program in Belize for Artists for International Aid, where she deals with self-centered artists who use the program as a means to repair their marred reputations. She loves the country, the people, and what AIA stands for, but too many diva volunteers have turned her off to press-seeking celebrities altogether and left her questioning the value of the volunteer program. When she meets incredibly handsome and charming Sage, he stirs emotions she hasn't felt for ages.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love It!

  • By Jocelyne on 04-01-18

This book has the most wonderful story.

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

Reviewed: 10-18-18

Kate is in charge of a humanitarian effort to help a small village in Belise. Celebrities, like Sage, come there for good PR. The attraction and chemistry between the two of them is instantaneous, but is Sage really like all the others, just there for the PR? Sage is a well known artist from New York City, but that is where the likeness stops. He is there because he wants to do so much more with his life. In this book, there is the budding romance between the two of them in the jungle of Belize, while working to help the people there, including the children that have to go down and bring water from the river, and pick up sticks for their fires, before they go to school. This book has the most wonderful story, and then add in the narration by B.J. Harrison, it is a five plus book, that I highly recommend.