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  • Artifact

  • A Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Gigi Pandian
  • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 492
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 448
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 445

When historian Jaya Jones receives a mysterious package containing a jewel-encrusted artifact, she discovers the secrets of a lost Indian treasure may be hidden in a Scottish legend. But she's not the only one on the trail. Helping her decipher the cryptic clues are her magician best friend, a devastatingly handsome art historian with something to hide, and a charming archaeologist running for his life. When a member of the dig's crew is murdered, Jaya must figure out which of the scholars vying for her affections might be the love of her life - and which one is a killer.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I didn't buy the story or its conclusion!

  • By Jim Lee on 09-19-17

Fun educational adventure all will enjoy

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

Reviewed: 04-23-19

Adventure fans, welcome to your new favorite character: Jaya Jones. I know I love her! She is a strong, independent, smart woman who seems to get herself in the midst of a mystery that leads to a treasure hunting adventure. She receives a package from her thought to be deceased ex boyfriend. It's a bracelet that is thought to have not existed. As she tries to follow the mystery of it she interact with a great mix of interesting characters. There is even some romance. This book has me on the edge of my seat. There is surprise after surprise. I love the mystery of this story. This isn't just a fun adventure story. It's also an educational ride. I learned a lot of about Indie I never knew. I love a book that teaches me. This treasure hunting story is full of excitement. And this story leaves room for more. I can't wait to continue on with this series. I guarantee you will too. Also narrator Allyson Ryan did an amazing job. I forgot that she was one person portraying different characters. She blew me away with her different accents. This whole book is a fun experience all listeners/readers will enjoy.

  • Lucky Suit

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14,680
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,364
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13,324

I'm breaking up with setups. No more “you should meet my son, nephew, grandson, the butcher, the guy down the street who mows my lawn.” People mean well, but machines know better, so I'll rely on the great dating algorithms of the web to find my ideal man, thank you very much. Soon enough, it looks like I’ve found him - his screen name is Lucky Suit, and he’s hilarious, quick-witted, and full of heart. But when we finally get together in person, I have the distinct feeling I’ve met him before. Funny enough - he says the same thing about me. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So cute!!

  • By KindleKat64 on 02-06-19

A fun romantic comedy that will crack you up

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

Reviewed: 04-10-19

What a fun romantic comedy! This is the story of Kristen and Cameron. Both are single. Kristen is sick of being set up by her grandmother and resorts to online dating. Cameron refuses to use online dating but hasn't found the woman he is looking for yet. Involve Kristen's meddling grandmother and these two find they are who each other has been looking for. Seems perfect right? Well they live long distance. Cameron was only in town to go to a car auction for his uncle. They have to decide if love is worth the effort. I highly suggest this book to anyone who loves a fun, funny, heartwarming story. Prepare to fall for this couple and crack up at their antics.

  • Viking's Prize

  • By: Tanya Anne Crosby
  • Narrated by: Braden Wright
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 213
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 191
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 191

Revenge brought Alarik Trygvason to the shores of the River Seine. Destiny gave him a dark-haired beauty with violet eyes. Beguiled by Elienor's strange dreams and her fiery spirit he can barely control the passions she arouses, body and soul...but in a land full of strife, he risks everything to love the woman whose dreams hold their future in thrall.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What a Surprise!!!

  • By K on 08-12-13

Historical fiction with romance and adventure

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

Reviewed: 04-10-19

Fans of Viking history and romance, this is the book for you. This is the story of Elienor who is taken from her land by the Viking Alarik as he takes revenge on a man who betrays him. At first Elienor fights Alarik and everything he stands for and is. But she can't help her feelings forming as he shows he isn't the monster she believed him to be. She is also having dreams about his demise. She is too afraid to tell him because her mother also had the gift of visions and was burned as a witch for it. Little does she know that the Vikings cherish those who have visions. Before she can reveal her visions to Alarik she is put in danger and she has to do what she can so it doesn't come true. Alarik fights his feelings Elienor the whole time. She is stubborn and stands up to him when other men cower. While he deals with family betrayal and trying to be a better man than his father he quickly realizes his feelings for Elienor. But it might be too late. This story is such a great piece of historical fiction. This is also an action packed story with some romance. Highly suggest this story to fans of Viking history. Get ready to want your own viking.

  • Sweet Rivalry

  • 1001 Dark Nights
  • By: K. Bromberg
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 509
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 483
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 482

Ryder Rodgers had a plan. He was going to stride into the conference room, do the required song and dance over the next five days, and win the biggest contract of his career. But when he walked in and heard the voice of one of his competitors, all his plans were shot to hell. Harper Denton. She was always on top. In college. First in their class. Always using every advantage to edge him out to win the coveted positions. The only one who could beat him. His academic rival.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Love Arndt and York

  • By DIANE on 09-12-17

Perfect sexy, strong romance that will inspire

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

Reviewed: 04-10-19

What a great short story! This is the story of Harper and Ryder. They are both competing for a job and they both are cocky and think they have it bagged before the proposal starts. Then they see that they are against each other and they have a history. They can't deny the sexual tension between each other. They have their own reservations. Harper has her reputation she is trying to rebuild after lies were spread about her. Ryder has always had feeling for Harper that were so strong. They won't allow each other to ruin their shot at this job. But as always life has a way of surprising them. That's all you are getting out of me. Read or listen to this book! You will be surprised, inspired, swooned and get ready to blush. Put those headphone in and let Andi Arndt & Sebastian York help you get lost in this steamy captivating story. K Bromberg does it again!

  • Like the Wind

  • By: J. Bengtsson
  • Narrated by: Callie Dalton, Zachary Webber
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,983
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,869
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,871

When a letter from his supposedly deceased mother finds its way into his hands, life changes in an instant for international pop star Bodhi Beckett. Reeling from the deception of those closest to him, Bodhi spirals out of control and is sent to a secluded mansion in the coastal mountains of Southern California for some rest and relaxation. But the retreat proves to be anything but relaxing when a raging wildfire sets the landscape around him ablaze. While escaping the flames, Bodhi rescues Breeze, a quirky, pet-loving woman, and together the two fight their way to safety. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing.

  • By Lindsay on 01-17-19

A great romance with a little bit of fire

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

Reviewed: 04-09-19

Talk about a hot read! Okay, that was bad since the story features a fire. But I can't help how much I loved this sizzling story. Okay, I swear that's the last one. Seriously, this story is beautiful. Superstar Bodhi takes a few days off in Southern California to get his head straight after some revealing family secrets shock him. Hairdresser Breeze is pet sitting. They are victims of a California wild fire but they survive, together. Them meeting is chance. As much as they try to fight love, they can't. This is more than a romance. This is a story of healing, truth, friendship, love and taking a jump when you are most scared. I wish there were Bodhi's out there using their stardom to do good in the world. And talk about swooning. I am not one to fall for celebrities usually but I would totally fall for Bodhi. This is a great story that I couldn't stop listening to. J. Bengtsson does it again!

  • Repeat

  • By: Kylie Scott
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,090
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,874
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,868

When a vicious attack leaves 25-year-old Clementine Johns with no memory, she’s forced to start over. Now she has figure out who she was and why she made the choices she did - which includes leaving the supposed love of her life, tattoo artist Ed Larsen, only a month before. Ed can hardly believe it when his ex shows up at his tattoo parlor with no memory of their past, asking about the breakup that nearly destroyed him. The last thing he needs is more heartache, but he can’t seem to let her go again. Should they walk away for good, or does their love deserve a repeat performance?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Adorable Story of Love

  • By B. Wood on 01-10-19

Inspiring Romance The Pulls The Listener In

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

Reviewed: 03-25-19

This was a great story from start to finish. This is the story of Clementine who survives an attack on her life and wakes up with no memory of who she is or any of her memories. She goes into a tattoo shop after someone recognizes a tattoo she has and who did it. Turns out the artist is her ex Ed who she just broke up with. She has no memory of their relationship or the hurt of the breakup. Ed is still feeling it all. Because of his love he still has for her he helps her to regain who she is. And also keep her safe as the threat to her life isn't over, they believe. This story is Clementine's journey to discover who she is. She refers to who she used to be as a different person. She is different. A good different. As the reader we are discovering who she is and what happened in her life right with her. And we fall in love with Ed all over again too. I felt like I was Clementine! This author did an amazing job of putting us in her shoes. And the narrator keeps the listener interested. Andi Arndt is one of my favorites. I can't love this story any more. I definitely am going to be checking out other titles by author Kylie Scott. I couldn't stop listening to this story! And the author shocked me. I am not going to tell you how. I suggest this to all fans of inspiring romance. This is more than a love story. This is a story about self discovery. A story about forgiveness. A story about owning our mistakes. And a story that will touch every listener/reader.

  • Wicked Cries

  • The Wicked Cries Series, Book 1
  • By: Michelle Areaux
  • Narrated by: Lily Partridge
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

 For 16-year-old Sadie Sanders, dealing with the dead is growing tiresome, especially when they expect her to be their messenger from the afterlife. But when her family moves to Salem, Massachusetts, and she finds the diary of a young girl named Elizabeth who was accused of witchcraft, she may need some help. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun YA Mystery with a historical flair

  • By Mary Dean on 03-20-19

Fun YA Mystery with a historical flair

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

Reviewed: 03-20-19

I loved this book! It was such a fun read...well listen. This is the story of 16 year old Sadie. She moves to Salem, Mass with her family. She becomes best friends with a girl named Lucy and has her first boyfriend, a goofy boy named Noah. Together these three embark on an adventurous mystery concerning a diary Sadie finds hidden in her home. It's the diary of girl name Elizabeth who was persecuted with her family during the Salem Witch Trials. The journal reveals the truth and Sadie and her friends are on a mission to find out the details and help Elizabeth clear her family's name. They also have the help of Elizabeth's ghost. Sadie can see ghosts and they come to her for help. For the first time in her life Sadie feels like she belongs. She shares her gift with Lucy and Noah and she's expects them to think she is a freak. But they think it's cool and help her on this adventure. This was a great story from start to finish. It had me hanging on to every word. I felt like I was along on this quest for the truth with these characters. And this is just book one. There are more books in this series and I can't wait to read on. I highly suggest this YA mystery to all readers. This story is entertaining for all. It's not just a paranormal mystery with historic elements. It's also a story about finding yourself and accepting who you are, even if it's different than everyone else. What makes us different is what makes us who we are. It's a great story about surrounding yourself with people who support you and are there for you when you need them.

  • Faking It

  • By: K. Bromberg
  • Narrated by: Rupert Channing, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,974
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,798
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,789

Zane Phillips mistook me for his dog walker. It shouldn’t surprise me that the man with a suit more expensive than my rent would assume that I was there to serve him. The positive? I put him in his place. The negative? I missed my job interview because of it. Now I find out he’s a rich Australian entrepreneur, and he wants to make up for tanking my interview. Yes, he’s impossibly hot - but he’s also an arrogant jackass - so...no thanks. But after a little white lie I tell spirals out of control, I’m somehow offered the chance to play Zane’s girlfriend to help promote his new dating website....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • COMPELLING, COMPULSIVE & A COMPLETE BARGAIN

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 09-29-18

The queen of romance did it again

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

Reviewed: 03-17-19

There is a reason K. Bromberg is the queen of romance. I loved every second of this book! I found myself listening whenever I had the chance. My apologies to anyone who tried to talk to me during this time. My full attention was on Zane and Harlow. What a great match. Harlow hates Zane at first. He is a player who only cares about himself. But something intrigues him about Harlow. And then they find themselves in a fake relationship and on a tour to promote his new dating website, Soulmate. They become friends, excellent fake lovers and then real lovers The issue is Zane doesn't believe in love and Harlow can't get hurt again. This story had me laughing out loud with a tears a few times. These two characters interacting was pure entertainment. They both are stubborn and won't be told what to do. I swooned so hard while their relationship bloomed. Even if they didn't want it to. And talk about steamy scenes. Thankfully I had ear buds in! Fans of romance and especially fans of K Bromberg won't be disappointed. Here is another one to add to the favorites list. And I highly suggest the audio book. These narrators really bring the story to life.

  • Plus One

  • By: Aleatha Romig
  • Narrated by: Samantha Prescott, Brian Pallino
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,009
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 936
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 935

He's sexy and confident, the kind of man every woman notices. You know, the one with the to-die-for body and panty-melting smirk. And then there's the way his designer suits drape over his broad shoulders and big...well, we've all heard the rumors, the ones that say he's up for any challenge. But I can't see him that way. He's my boss - technically one of the owners of the company where I work - and definitely not in my league. Men like him don't notice women like me, and they don't date them.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Lord Save Me From Weak Emotionally Moronic Heroine

  • By Sara Eisenhower on 10-02-17

Perfect hot boss romance

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18


I am still swooning over this story. This is the ultimate hot boss romance. But this is so much more also. This is the story of career driven Kimbra and her oh so sexy boss Duncan. What starts out as a black mail sceme turns into so much more. Kimbra catches Duncan in the bathroom with another female employee. Normally Kimbra minds her own business but she is in HR and this was at the office. But also she needs to a plus one to her cousin's wedding. Duncan accepts the deal but only because he has been pinning for Kimbra for a few years. The wedding weekend turns out to be just what both were missing in their lives. I can't get enough of these characters. Kimbra is independent and a great female lead. I admire that she took from life what she wanted no matter what others thought. Duncan is the ultimate book boyfriend. I guarantee he will leave each reader swooning and blushing (talk about steamy scenes). But my favorite had to be grandma Helen. I was laughing so hard a few times there were tears in my eyes. Go read this story now and get ready to laugh, smile, fall in love and get lost in this fun romantic story. It's even better on audio book. These narrators really bring this story alive.

  • Sweet Cheeks

  • By: K. Bromberg
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Sebastian York
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,201
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,999
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,985

Enter Hayes Whitley. Mega-movie star. The man who has captured the hearts of millions. But I gave him mine years ago. He was my first love. He was my everything. Right until he up and left to chase his dreams without so much as a simple goodbye. When he showed up out of the blue 10 years later, I should have known to steer clear. I should have rejected his offer to take me to my ex's wedding and told him he was crazy when he suggested we act like a couple to show my ex, it's true, I could do better than him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SO SWEET, FUNNY AND HOT!!!

  • By I HATE THIS NEW LOOK on 11-15-16

baking, a hot celebrity, second chance lovers..

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

Another masterpiece! I swear every book this author writes is my new favorite. I loved this audio book so much. Andi Arndt & Sebastian York were the perfect representations of these characters. This story of childhood sweethearts getting a second chance had me swooning so hard. I loved how strong Saylor was. She did something very brave. She put her happiness first. She suffered the consequences from not being the woman others wanted her to be but inside wasn't even close to. But that decision led her to her own true happiness. She never thought it would be from the man who broke her heart to pieces years before. Hayes is the perfect heart throb celebrity. But we know him as the perfect man for Saylor. I loved that over the years they never forgot each other. Their love is so strong and real. And I loved them standing up to those in the way of their happiness, besides themselves. This is a must read romance. I wish it was real. I want some grudge cupcakes!