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Lori Irby

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  • I Flipping Love You

  • By: Helena Hunting
  • Narrated by: Rose Dioro, Jacob Morgan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 256
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256

Rian Sutter grew up with the finer things in life. Spending summers in the Hamptons was a normal occurrence for her until her parents lost everything years ago. Now Rian and her sister are getting their life, and finances, back on track through real estate. Not only do they buy and sell houses to the rich and famous but they finally have the capital to flip their very own beachfront property. But when she catches the attention of a sexy stranger who snaps up every house from under her, all bets are off.... 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Flipping for Love

  • By Lori Irby on 06-16-18

Flipping for Love

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

Reviewed: 06-16-18

I have loved Helena Hunting Pucked and the Shacking up series and I couldn't wait for this book especially since these are two of my favorites narrators.

Even though I thought this was a great story line, I didnt entirely connect with the characters. Well more specifically Rian. You see, the story is about two twin sisters who are realtors/partners and have kept their father's criminal background a secret, while developing real estate business. Our hero, Pierce is a patent lawyer who comes from a wealthy family and he and his brother are buying homes in the Hamptons and renovating the houses while is is taking a break from the law firm. The girls become their realtors. So before long sparks fly between Rian and Pierce. Normally, this should be the good part for me, but unfortunately this is where it fell flat.

For me, there is a fine line between a female character who is being tough, independent or jaded vs bitchy. Pierce was so sweet throughout the book, but Rian was so cold, distant and bitchy throughout most of the book that it was hard for me to see why Rian would keep chasing her. Even Rian's personality ruined the sex scenes for me.

Yet, with that being said, the book was still 4 stars because it has a great plot and strong narrators. I only wish there was a bit more humor and passion between the characters. It is worth the purchase especially if you have already been reading the shacking up series or enjoyed the Pucked series. 4 stars.

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  • Dirty Talk

  • By: Lauren Landish
  • Narrated by: Tracy Marks, Sebastian York
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 294
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270

Derrick "The Love Whisperer" King gives out relationship and sex advice on the radio to everyone, but he’s giving me something a bit more personal. Nobody’s ever talked to me the way he does. Daring, demanding, sexy...and oh, so dirty. Maybe we started this whole thing a little backward, sex first and getting to know each other after. But I'm starting to let my guard down, my untrusting heart beginning to think that maybe fairy tales do come true. Even for me.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the love whisperer

  • By Darcie on 02-15-18

Private should stay private

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

Reviewed: 05-26-18

This was a hot and sassy story with great steamy dialog. Yet, this story gives a big shot of reality to remind us all about the problems associated with using modern technologies when sharing intimate conversations with people because technology can easily allow someone to steal private conversations and make it public even when both parties think they are only sharing intimate details with each other.

overall, I really enjoyed this book, yet i struggled with. the female narrator. she had a hard time when she tried to use a Male voice. I honestly wanted to almost skip those parts, but I didn't. her voice also went up note at the end of every sentence. This is not a big problem because several narrators do this from time to time. The great narrators do not and are truly actors rather than readers. Sebastian York was fantastic as always. He can bring any character or book to life. He is a joy to listen to and also pretty much carried this book for me. I would always give him 10 stars if I could. 4 1/2 stars overall.

  • Highlander Mine

  • By: Juliette Miller
  • Narrated by: Carolyn Bonnyman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 67

Raised on the debauched margins of society, Amelia Taylor depends upon her quick wit and fiery spirit to survive. When danger closes in on her already precarious home, she flees into the Highlands and finds refuge in the iron-strong circle of Clan Mackenzie. There, her lack of propriety and intriguing beauty draw the attentions of their formidable leader. But to remain safe from pursuit, she must conceal her identity, even if it means deceiving Laird Knox Mackenzie.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet Tender Story

  • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 02-02-14

Historical Second Chance

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

Reviewed: 05-20-18

This is the second J. Miller romance book I've listened to and I must say they are thoroughly enjoyable. her stories have all levels of emotions in which she develops a nice blend of romance and action with richly written dialog. the narrator does a great job with her Scottish accent. Seeing our hero and heroine grab their second chance in love and life was priceless.

  • Highlander Taken

  • By: Juliette Miller
  • Narrated by: Gemma Johansson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 191
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 173

To secure her family's alliance with the powerful Clan Mackenzie, Stella Morrison has no choice but to wed the notorious Kade Mackenzie. Unable to ignore the whispers that surround him, she resigns herself to a marriage in name only. Yet as the fierce warrior strips away Stella's doubt one seductive touch at a time, burgeoning desire forces her to question all she holds as truth. Leading a rebellious army should have been Kade's greatest challenge... but conquering the heart of his reluctant bride becomes an all-consuming need.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow! I wasn't expecting this much sensuality!

  • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 07-04-13

Love Some Scottish Romance

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

Reviewed: 05-16-18

Overall I really enjoyed this book. The narrator was great at bringing this Scottis romance to life.

As for the story, it is fairly typical, but this author gives us some great build-up to some hot sex scenes. you will fall in love with the hero and wish you were in Stella's place.

If you like steamy Scottish romances, than you will enjoy this book.

  • Switch Hitter

  • By: Sara Ney
  • Narrated by: Jacob Morgan, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160

I knew something was wrong the second she walked in the door tonight; I just couldn't put my finger on what it was. Same hair color. Same legs. Same face. Except...I look harder. At the small dimple beneath her lip that wasn't there the last time we went out. And her laugh - that laugh isn't as loud. This isn't the girl I've gone out with the past few weeks. It's her twin sister, and they've switched places on me.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 3 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 05-01-18

Short and Sweet

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

Reviewed: 04-04-18

I absolutely love Sara Ney's Douche Bag series, so I was excited to find this little novella. Switch Hitter involves the referred to Barbi twins, Lucy and Amelia and a college baseball player, Dash. Now I am not going to say this is a Cane and Able type of story, but one of the twins (Lucy) is very self-absorbed and the other twin (Amelia) always cleans up Lucy's dating messes. So once again, Amelia is put into the situation to go on one of Lucy's dates because she doubled booked herself and really Lucy is just not into the college baseball catcher, Dash. So, Ameilia to the rescue, but what Dash, Amelia, and Lucy do not realize is that there would be an overwhelming connection between Dash and Amelia.

This story is short, sweet and has some interesting moments. My only issue with this book was is was so short. I wished it could have been written as a novel rather than a novella. With that being said, it was a great audio to fill a few hours for me. I love these narrators which made their story come to life. If you like Sara Ney's stories, then it is worth the purchase.

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  • Gentleman Nine

  • By: Penelope Ward
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,635
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,403
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,398

Growing up, the three of us were friends. He was the nerd. I was the playboy. She was the beauty. Deep down, I only ever wanted her. I kept it inside because Rory and I made a pact that our friend, Amber, was off-limits. He lied. I went off to college, and he got the girl. Amber never knew how I felt. They were together for years - before he broke her heart. Through it all and across the miles, she and I casually stayed in touch. When my job sent me to Boston for a three-month contract position, Amber let me stay in her spare room.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 🌟🌟 5 Stars 🌟🌟

  • By Cyndi on 08-22-18

Simple Vanila Love story

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

Reviewed: 03-24-18

Honestly, I was really excited to listen to this book because I have really enjoyed Penelope Ward's books in the past. She generally can bring love, laughter and emtions to her stories with some surprises that has typically made me really enjoy her books.

Now, I'm not going to say that I didn't enjoy this book. Unfortunately, I found that at times, I was struggling to pay attention to the story, even with the great narration by Andi and Sebastian. Fortunately there was a bit of a twist in the story that got me interested in the last fourth of the book.

Overall, this book was just okay, especially if you listen to a lot of romance books like I do. Still for some people who enjoy simple stories with a HEA, then they would probably find this book enjoyable. I would give 3.5 to 4 stars.

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  • Combust

  • By: K. Bromberg
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Sebastian York
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,003
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 921
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 922

Songwriter Dylan McCoy has been burned. By her boyfriend she found in her bed...with someone else. By the contract she signed that obligates her to work with him until the songs for his new album are complete. By her agent when she asked Dylan to keep their breakup on the down-low. When she finds herself in Sunnyville, she refuses to let her new roommate burn her too. Still...a rebound has never looked so good.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hot

  • By Katina on 02-18-18

Flaming Hot Audio

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

Reviewed: 03-18-18

First of all, I really love K. Bromberg books because she is able to create sweet, steamy and emotional stories. Several of her books were on my 2017 favorite list so I was excited to dive into to her "hero series." Unfortunately, I was a little disappointed in Cuffed (see my review), but it could have been more to do with the female narrator that got me a bit frustrated with her whiny and non-sexy voice. So needless to say, I was not sure about this audio, but I was encouraged since K. Bromberg used two of the best narrators in the industry to bring to life Dylan and Graddy.

As the summary of this book states, Dylan is a famous songwriter for her world famous rocker boyfriend. Her commitment to him and their songs have skyrocketed him to professional stardom. Unfortunately, "Rocker Boyfriend," has a philandering type of personality and when Dylan catches him with another woman in her bed, she packs up and leaves to stay with an old friend of her brother. Since she is under contract with their label to collaborate to create more songs with her ex-boyfriends, she decides it would be best to rent a room from Graddy and hide her whereabouts from her ex and the media.

Graddy is a man's man and has devoted his life to firefighting and has agreed to help his friend out and let Dylan stay at his house. Graddy who was once a big player is immediately intrigued with Dylan and finds his new roomy sexier than sin. Too bad Dylan does not see herself that way because she is constantly portrayed in the media as " the dumpy fat girlfriend." Dylan equally has his own demons after recovering from a tragic fire accident that continues to consume his world.

Can these two put their demons behind them and find a physical and emotional attachment that both are truly craving? This book has many laugh out loud moments, along with deep emotions that can almost make the listener cry as we watch their story unfold. I love both Dylan and Graddy and all the supporting characters in this book.

5 stars for Combust along with 5 starts for Andi Arndt and Sebastian York"s narrations. Ultimately, I can not wait for the third Hero installment from K. Bromberg.

  • Lake + Manning

  • Something in the Way, Book 4
  • By: Jessica Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 227
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228

Manning and I have what happily ever after is made of.... A home he built us on the unshakable foundation we fought for. A life of laughter carved out of heartache and betrayal. A love story to stand the test of time. But between a trust that can’t be broken, joy that can’t be bridled, and passion that would scorch the sun, the empty spaces are becoming more and more difficult to ignore.... Fears that keep Manning up at night as he slips from our bed. Our complicated relationship with a man he respects, and one I don't know how to forgive.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A Waste of Time

  • By lauraepp80 on 04-19-18

The Ending is Bitter Sweet

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

Reviewed: 03-12-18

A few months ago, I down loaded the start of Lake and Manning's story and I was so engrossed with their story. I literally listened to the first three books in a day and half. At the end of the third book, I felt a bit short changed.

Fortunately, Jessica Hawkins and her fans encouraged Jessica to write the fourth follow up book. And boy, it did not disappoint. Once again, I listened to "Lake + Manning" in one day. Their story picks up at after Lake moves in with Manning at his Big Bear home while she is finishing Vet school. Unfortunately, their next step is marriage and babies, but in Lake and Manning style, nothing is ever easy for them. Plus, both Lake and Manning need to address their issues with Lake's parents and Lake's sister/Manning's ex-wife in order to move on with their lives. So will Lake and Manning get their ultimate HEA? I guess you will find out.

This book will fill in all the gaps and make you swoon. Plus, we get one of the best narrators in the industry to bring their story to it's conclusion. 5 plus stars across the board. Thank you Jessica for giving your fans the ultimate ending to Lake and Manning.

  • Getting Schooled

  • By: Emma Chase
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,910
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,817
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,817

Garrett Daniels has this whole life thing figured out. The cocky, charismatic former high school star quarterback is an idolized football coach and "cool" teacher in the hometown where he's not just a golden boy - he's platinum. He has good friends, a great house on the lake, and the best damn sidekick a man could ask for: Snoopy, the albino beagle. Then...Callie Carpenter comes home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny, emotional and heartfelt

  • By Readers Together on 03-04-18

Love second time romances.

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

Reviewed: 03-11-18

I am definitely growing to absolutely love this author and I believe this book solidifies my feelings.

This is a stand alone story about the intense love of a teenage romance and what can be so wonderful and perfect, along with difficult and tragic. the story starts out sixteen years after Garett and Callie have moved on from their high school relationship. Cali's decision to move across the country, to attend college causes the break up between the two because of the difficulty having a long distance relationship. So Both Callie and Garret agree to break up.

Fast forward, Callie needs to help care for her parents due to a car accident, so she temporarily moves back to Jersey and accepts a substitute teaching position at the school where her high school boyfriend coaches and teaches. Even though Garett has been a bit of a *Player" since their break up, which does present a bit of a priblem for this reunited couple, their chemistry is too strong to stop the sparks from reunting. Of course, life is not so simple for two thirty somthing adults that have repressed their feelings for sixteen years. Will Garett and Callie be able to give each other the ultimate sacrifice that will be needed to have their HEA?

Emma Chase writes a beautiful, sexy and fabulously humorous dialog in this second chance love story. And as a extra bonus, we get to hear Callie and Garett's story presented by two of my favorite narrators. Zachary's smooth and sexy voice will melt your panties right off of you and Andi"s narration will make you laugh and cry. They are the perfect blend to present this fun, sexy, and emotional story. If you are looking for a sweet romance with two fabulous narrators, then this book is so worth it.

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  • Five

  • A Mister Standalone, Book 0.5
  • By: JA Huss
  • Narrated by: Anna Riordan, Teddy Hamilton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 213
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212

Five Aston has known Rory Shrike for as long as he can remember. He played with her in the sandbox. He went to every damn horse show just to be supportive. He helped her with her French, walked her home from school, and faked his test scores just to stay with her a little longer and not be sent off to college early. But eventually he had to move on. And so did she. Never has a second chance meant so much to a boy who loves a girl.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "WOW"

  • By Maria on 01-31-18

JA Huss Continues to Wow

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

Reviewed: 03-04-18

When I first listened to one of JA Huss' books, "Taking Turns," I was blown away by the brilliance of the story. This is an author that gives her readers a Mind F*@* after reading many of her books. So needless to say, I moved on to the Rook and Ronin series which was completely addicting. So naturally, I wanted to listen to the story "Five" since it is somewhat a continuation of the Rook & Ronin series. I will say that it might be a good idea to read Happily Ever After, first (it's a novella), if you want the full relationship backstory of Five and Rory, but it's not necessary.

Five takes place after Five Aston returns to Colorado after leaving Rory high and dry as young teenagers. When Rory finds out the love of her life is returning after six years, she changes her summer plans and goes back to her hometown in Colorado, hoping to see Five and find out why he has not contacted her in all these years. Five, on the other hand, was really only coming to Colorado to put out a fire. Five is a genius and some of his money making activities have come with a price. Fortunately, with any JA Huss' books, there is much more to come and there will be plenty of romance, plus deep secrets that will be revealed.

For as much as I love all of Huss' work, I must say this book fell a little short for me, but that is compared all her other great books. Since I personally love stories where there is more of a build or an awakening of love between the hero and heroine, I like to call it book foreplay, Five's story did lack a bit of heat for me that I typically enjoy from other Huss's books. The main idea for this book is that Five and Rory have loved each other since they were in children and Five has always been Rory's night in shining armor and Rory has always been Five's princess. So why did Five Aston stop communicating with Rory after he went to Oxford when he was 16? Why on earth would Five Aston ever leave and stop talking to the love of his life for six years? This is just one of the secrets that are revealed in this book. Plus, there is a whole lot of other deep drama that will come to play before Five Aston and Rory get there HEA. Don't get me wrong. It's a great story and the narrators are fabulous. I would definitely give it 41/2 stars overall.

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