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  • The Jameson Brothers

  • By: Leslie North
  • Narrated by: Marcio Catalano, Marnye Young, Veronica Pace, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Meet the billionaires of the Jameson Ad Agency: Sam, Eddie, and William. These three brothers have advertising on their minds and love in their hearts. This three-book bundle includes The Billionaire's Ex-WifeThe Billionaire's Pregnant Fling, and The Billionaire's Sexy Rival.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome Set!

  • By Jan M on 11-10-18

True duel narration times three, I'm in heaven!

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

Reviewed: 11-25-18

This is the whole set, and it's worth the credit.
These brothers are hot, but my favorite was William, book #3. His spreadsheets and presentation were priceless.
I always love what Leslie puts out. Hoping for a spin off with Poppy's brothers.
These stories have true duel narration, which makes me want to listen to them again and again.

  • Blood & Sex, Volume 1

  • Michael
  • By: Angela Cameron
  • Narrated by: Mary Sarah Agilota
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Detective Victoria Tyler is investigating Collins Bay's new serial killer, one of the city's vampires. Since they have marked her as a human to be killed or conquered, Tori knows that Michael is her only hope for survival. But she hasn't spoken to him since the night she tried to kill him. As the enforcer for the Italian vampire Cosca, Michael expects a certain amount of cooperation from his boss. That amount has been shrinking ever since their leader took a new sadist lover.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I need more please.

  • By ABR-Penelope on 11-18-18

I need more please.

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

Reviewed: 11-18-18

Great start to a new vampire series.
Like the main characters, but loved the secondary characters more.
Steamy with a side of kink. Jonas seemed to be the dirty body of the bunch. Really looking forward to his story next. Would like to see Jude get a book too! 💖
Mary's performance kept me on the edge of seat. Angela is a new author for me and I look forward to more.

  • Blood & Sex, Volume 2

  • Jonas
  • By: Angela Cameron
  • Narrated by: Mary Sarah Agilota
  • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Jonas Luciano is the new owner of The Dungeon, a newly renovated, vampire-themed bondage and blood club. He also has his hands full protecting Michael, the new padrone of the Italian vampiro cosca in Collins Bay, Florida. He is perfectly content to carry out Michael's orders and scramble the brain of anyone who threatens their safety. But protecting Tori, Michael's drop-dead sexy new compagna, is proving dangerous to his self-control. His lust becomes more powerful every night he is with her...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jonas did not disappoint!

  • By ABR-Penelope on 11-18-18

Jonas did not disappoint!

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

Reviewed: 11-18-18

Or should I say Luciano?

This is book 2 and so much more steamy than book 1, and kinkier.
I like both sides of Jonas and his lady love way better than the couple of last book.
My book nerd brain is working over time on the questions, which will hopefully be answered in the next one. Have no clue as to who is next, hopefully one of the girls.
This series is my first time with both the author and the narrator and won't be my last. Together they created a story I couldn't stop listening to! 5 stars all around! 💞

  • Sex Positions

  • Sex, The Best Sex Positions Ever
  • By: Kamasutra Lifestyle
  • Narrated by: Lia Langola
  • Length: 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

For many of us, Kama Sutra is still a mysterious and hidden manual for lovemaking that could provide us with the secrets to infinite orgasms and long prosperous relationships. In reality, the Kama Sutra is a much subtler and more spiritual text than that, which has sometimes been lost in our modern approach to the Kama Sutra. In this audiobook, the spiritual element of the original Kama Sutra that promotes closeness and true intimacy is coupled with our modern love of experimentation and sex positivity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Turn up the heat!

  • By Happy Customer on 10-21-15

Very informative.

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

Very informative Non-Fiction title.

Lets you know that there is more to the Kamasutra than you think. If you asked an average person on the street what the Kamasutra was, if they didn't die of embarrassment, would tell you its that book with the crazy sex positions that you would have to be a super flexible person to accomplish most of them. Honestly that's what I thought too. It shows up from time to time in women’s magazines when they are needing sexual health content, but mostly just to suggest some of the less bendy positions to help spice up your love life. Not really to enhance intimacy, which is covered in this title.

I like how the book focuses not only on the intimacy, but also on the arousal. These should go hand in hand but aren't mentioned together very often. Things like foreplay are important, and some of the moves/positions could be used as such with emphasis on the intimacy instead of the penetration.

You learn more about what the Kamasutra is, but I would of still liked to of had an eBook to reference for the positions themselves.

Lia Langola’s voice was very soothing and makes you feel like you could actually do these crazy looking positions.

Title obtained through the romance package.

#NonFiction #Intimacy #SexualHealth #HowTo #Tagsgiving #Sweepstakes

  • A Question of Boundaries

  • A Question Of..., Book 1
  • By: Sandy Bruney
  • Narrated by: Ashley Holt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

When Dr. Featherstone fails to return home for an important scientific gathering, his daughter Caroline enlists the help of the member of Parliament from Charlotte, Nathan Llewellen. As the two search for the kidnappers, Caroline is plunged into a world where travel to other realities is possible in the blink of an eye, and people can assume the forms of fearsome as well as familiar animals...and where love comes at the most unexpected times and places.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • unique and interesting!

  • By mandy on 09-23-17

Very Creative Alternative Timeline Historical!

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

Reviewed: 08-28-18

Very Creative Alternative Timeline Historical Romance!

This is #01 in the A Question of... Trilogy Series.

This series is listed by Sandy Bruney on Audible but other sites have it listed under Sandra Bruney.

HFN with a continuing storyline.

This is a SMC Series: (Same Main Couple/Character Series) A trilogy to be exact. The first one can be listened to as a standalone, but if you intend to continue the series I would recommend reading these in order.

Content Advisory:
This is very PG with no sex.

This is a Historical Romance with an Alternative Timeline. There are Steampunk elements as well as Paranormal. It's definitely not like anything I've listened to before, in the best way.

Caroline Featherstone is the heroine of this trilogy, and she is a stubborn little thing for sure. Although its an alternative world, its still not far from the history we know. Women are still without many of the rights we have today, but she is determined to be more than she is allowed to be. This leads her into to many shady situations, especially when jumping blindly in trying to find her dad. Her brilliant yet ignorant father, has gone missing and there are those that are not above kidnapping her to get to him. Lucky for her, there are those that would protect her with their lives. These friends have many special skills that give them an advantage above mere mortals. I don't want to ruin any of the surprises, but just know that this is a paranormal and that wolf on the cover is not a pet!

Nathan Llewellen is our hero and he is more than meets the eye! He is a widower and a politician. Nate is heading the party to drop the border restrictions. He knows that if Caroline's father truly did invent a way of communicating without wires, that it would upset the Status Quo of the last 80yrs. This should be a good thing, but there are those that greatly profit off the way things are now, that would kill to stay on top. There are paranormal secrets in Nathan's closet, as well as those of his acquaintances.

Pay attention to the clues!

This title was originally published in late 2014, but is actually quite relevant to current political times. If you don't follow politics, that's OK too. This was a great ride, with lots of surprises! I was so much into the story that I missed one of the clues that should of been obvious to me. I still got it before it was revealed to me, but way after the point where I should of picked up on it. 😀 This is great for those that like paranormal romances, steampunk, historical romances, or clean romances. I personally like a little smutt in my reads/listens, but I still enjoyed this tale.

Sandy/Sandra Bruney has created some great characters. The world building is very inventive. This is my first by her and I hope to listen to the rest of the series.

This was not my first or last listen by Ashley Holt. Her character voices are great even though at times it can get a bit muddy when the dialog goes on for length and numerous peeps are talking. Overall you don't notice much though because you will be too rapped up in the story.

Normal speed was fine, however I listened at 0.90x. It is my personal preference.

Audiobook obtained at my request and I am voluntarily leaving this unbiased review.
#Heartfelt #Paranormal #AlternateTimeline #Steampunk #Sweet #Tagsgiving #Sweepstakes

  • The Billionaire Takes All

  • The Sinclairs, Book 5
  • By: J. S. Scott
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Powers
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 833
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 738
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 739

A-list movie star and billionaire Julian Sinclair learned from past tragedy that life doesn't come with multiple takes. Now that he's figured out what he wants - in the lush form of redheaded Kristin Moore - he's got one chance to claim it. Between working as a medical assistant and filling in at her parents' bar, Kristin has no time for pleasure. So Julian is bringing her to his brother's Vegas wedding, where their mutual attraction can finally get a starring role.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BUTTERFLIES & SMILES THANKS TO A GIFTED AUTHOR

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 03-10-17

Those Sinclairs can be so Clever!

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

Reviewed: 08-11-18

This is #05 in the The Sinclair's Series.

HEA with No cliffhangers!

These are about the members of the Sinclair family. The characters are all involved in each others lives and stories so I would HIGHLY suggest you read them in order.

Content Advisory:
There is sex, dirty talk, and lust fueled cursing. 👍

The Sinclair cousin's audiobooks are going in order from oldest to youngest, as the middle child is up next. Julian has been seeding his tale for a while now. Time-line wise, this starts during the Epilogue of the last book. Just know that even in real life, what happens in Vegas never stays in Vegas.

Julian Sinclair is the actor in the family. Despite having money and the ability to make connections that way, he refused to use any of it. He struggled and scrapped while hiding his identity so he could "make it" on his own merit. Why struggle when you don't have to? It's more about who you know than talent in Hollywood anyway. Don't be obnoxious about it, but you shouldn't hide it either. Julian has a lot of guilt over neglecting his family while he was hyper-focusing on his career. He would of been able to of seen his parents more than he did if he had used at least a little of his money to buy plane tickets occasionally. We all take it for granted that we have time for later, but you never really know. Today might be all you get!

Kristin Moore has been working at Shamrock’s Bar and Grill in some capacity almost all her life. Her mom was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis while she was in grade school and she has been picking up the slack ever since. This touches me quite deeply as I too have MS. Kristin is going in the opposite direction as Julian. She doesn't want to miss any time with her family, but it is at the cost of her personal life. She is conflicted in her feelings for Julian. Its a bit love, hate smothered in insecurities.

Everything between these two, up till now, has been four-play! There are lots of twists and turns for this pair, but it's so delicious to watch it play out! As with previous titles, there is lots of set-up going on for Xander's story. There has been a mystery surrounding their parents death, and I'm very anxious about the details. It's been held for his book, which is next. This Series is so addictive!

J.S. Scott keeps knocking it out of the park!

Elizabeth Powers has narrated all the titles in this series so far. At this point, she IS The Sinclairs!

Normal speed was fine, however I listened at 0.90x. It worked better for me.

#Series #SiblingStories #HappyEnding #Steamy #Vegas #Tagsgiving #Sweepstakes

  • Fury's Kiss

  • New England Furies, Book 1
  • By: Nicola R. White
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Tebb
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Tara Walker dreams of more excitement than slinging plates of seafood for Cape Cod tourists, but as she learns when she is attacked and forced to fight for her life, fate sometimes has a funny way of giving you exactly what you wish for. Faced with strange new powers and embroiled in a murder investigation, Tara must now race to uncover the secrets of the ancient Fury that has woken inside of her - and of the evil that stalks her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fear the fury in the alley . . .

  • By The Book Junkie Reads . . . on 08-17-18

What An Exciting Story, I Want More!

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

Reviewed: 08-08-18

This is #01 in the New England Furies Series.

HEA with No cliffhangers!

This is a connected series, with interacting characters, places, and themes. I would recommend reading these in order.

Content Advisory:
There is sex, dirty talk, and cursing. 👍 This is action packed so things are all part of the action.
There is a attempted rape scene in the beginning.

If you like Mythology, you are going to love this title! Lots of Greek lore that isn't touched on as much, which is refreshing. The Furies take front and center, and they are pretty bad-ass!

Hell has no Fury like a woman scorned!

This series focuses on 3 Hot Messes of roommates that are also BFFs. They will come to inhabit a Fury to ultimately stop a big bad, maybe more than one, that is coming into our world. Well, that is over simplifying it, because these ladies are pretty bad in their own right. Alecto, Fury of Vengeance, finds her home in Tara. The shadow cat Fury of Jealousy, Megaera, finds a fitting home in Alex. While the slightly more logical Fury or Murder, Tisiphone, finds a home in Rach. Apate, Eris, and Keres are all mentioned as the potential foe, so not for sure if there is going to be more than one Top Villain, or all three.

Fury's Kiss focuses on Tara Walker the waitress. Once this story gets going, its hard to put it down. There is a little bit of everything that makes a great Paranormal read. There is romance, some laughs, adventure, the girlfriends you wish you had, super awesome powers, plus all the great bits of mythology you know and love. Plus some that I knew about but not in as much detail as I do now!

The Gang comes together quite quickly. You are introduced to all the major players of the the first 3 main books so I would suggest reading in order, as there are tid-bits that help fill out a character's profile that you would loose if you start in the middle. Only #01 is in audio at this moment, but there are plans to get the others out soon. That's about the only bad thing I can say about this title and series. The E-Books are available on Amazon for all that is currently written, just not audio.


Nicola R. White has created some awesome characters I just can't get enough of. 😊 I can't wait for the rest of the series to make it to audio. This was my first listen and won't be my last!

This was my first listen by Elizabeth Tebb. I could totally get lost in the story which is what you want from narrator. I did not like the Cajun accent for Ty. I grew up in the area that accent comes from and it did not work for me. Luckily it's not used much.

Normal speed was fine, however I listened at 0.90x. It is my personal preference.

Audiobook obtained at my request and I am voluntarily leaving this unbiased review.
#Paranormal #Mythology #HappyEnding #Steamy #FemaleProtagonist #Tagsgiving #Sweepstakes

  • Running Wild

  • Hell Ryders MC, Book 1
  • By: J. L. Sheppard
  • Narrated by: Ken Solin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

When the perfect life Alyssa Holden planned turns out to be a life of lies, she runs to her brother, the only person she can trust. She has no idea she's running straight into a world of badass bikers who live and ride by their own rules. One tatted rebel in particular calls to her wilder side, and while everything in her draws her toward him, every experience she's had with men warns her away. Jace Warren is doing what he's done his whole life - trying to survive. But the sweet innocence of his army buddy's sister promises a different life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Running Wild

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-25-18

What A First Ride!

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

This is #01 in the Hell Ryders MC Series.

HEA with No cliffhangers!

This is the first in series so can be read at anytime. But as always, I suggest reading in order once you start this series.

Content Advisory:
There is sex, dirty talk, and cussing. Yum!

Motorcycles + Hot Alpha Males = A Smexy Good Time!

Running Wild is the first in this MC Romance series. It does a good job at setting the ground work for the players and their world without distracting from plot. It centers around Jace and Allie, but by the end you know all the characters you want to see get a HEA, as well as the ones you want to punch in the throat. All done without slowing you down or making you forget what you were actually reading about.

Jace “Trigger” Warren is our first biker bad boy up to bat. He has a lot of heart despite his gruff exterior. He is attracted to the heroine from the moment he sees her, but has to hold back because his war buddy Ty puts the "Do Not Touch" stamp on her right off the bat. Of course this doesn't ultimately stop him, but it does make it hella complicated. I like the character but he mentioned being trailer trash way too much to the point it became cringe worthy. 3 times spaced out would of gotten the point across fine. I do love that he is not afraid to speak up and tell it like it is, especially to Lilliam. I hated that psycho.

Alyssa “Allie” Holden is our self conscience heroine. It's to the point I wanted to smack her by the end. She manages to pull herself out of a F'd up situation to escape to the safety of her brother Ty. Not to mention this chick has a masters degree from an Ivy League school. The girl is smart and has got some balls, but she just doesn't realize it. Lucky for her Jace doesn't let her hide from it! She bucks the system in her determination to not have anyone control her life, but finds out the hard way why the secret service do what they do. I'm hoping in the future books we will see more growth in her character.

Overall this is a great start to a new series. I look forward to the bikers that are yet to come. I really want to hear Ty's book. That boy is so clueless! I think he has a thing for Tina. He so wants to be her baby daddy in more than just the obvious ways! It would also be poetic turn-about. She is Jace's little sister! There are currently 2 more Hell Ryders stories out in audio, Cuss and Ripper.

This is my first listen by J.L. Sheppard. The characters are real and memorable. I want more! I plan to listen to the rest of the series as soon as I can get my hands on them.

This is my first listen by Ken Solin. He does a good job with the various characters. His pauses could use some polish but overall it works.

Normal speed was fine.
There were some random background noises from time to time but in short spurts.

Audiobook obtained at my request and I am voluntarily leaving this unbiased review.

#Series #AlphaMales #HappyEnding #Steamy #Romance #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

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  • Spice Briefs

  • Risqué Reunions
  • By: Portia Da Costa
  • Narrated by: Helen Stern, Ashford McNab, Priscilla Carson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 53

Walton Wood College's 10 year reunion will be night to remember for these three women. In "Twice the Pleasure", Caitlyn finally gets the passionate encounter she's always dreamed of with the boy who got away... and his best friend. For Willa, the party means a red-hot reunion with her ex-husband--now darker, sexier and eager to be in command--in "Second Time Around".

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Quick steamy reads!!

  • By K. April Holgate on 11-19-13

Great Narration

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

Reviewed: 07-05-18

Great Narration

The stories could of used more, but the narration was great.

Short erotic reads.

  • Clutch

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Becker
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Barbetta
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

Clutch: A Novel is the laugh-out-loud chick lit romance chronicling the dating misadventures of Caroline Johnson, a single purse designer who compares her unsuccessful romantic relationships to styles of handbags - the “Hobo” starving artist, the “Diaper Bag” single dad, the “Briefcase” intense businessman, etc. With her best friend, bar owner Mike, by her side, the overly-accommodating Caroline drinks a lot of chardonnay, puts her heart on the line, endures her share of unworthy suitors, and finds the courage to discover someone onto whom she wants to hold: the “Clutch”.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Amusing Romance

  • By N. Mahoney on 07-03-18

Adulting Is Not Easy To Do!

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

Reviewed: 07-04-18

Adulting Is Not Easy To Do!

This is a standalone.

HEA, NO cliffhangers!

Content Warning:
There is sex and some cussing, but this is more an exploration in being an adult than anything else.
Those that are overly sensitive to the "cheating" factor may not approve. To be clear, there is NO cheating, but it does take Caroline a long time to figure out what she wants which includes dalliances with many men.

This is an exploration of what it is to follow your dreams while also trying to find your heart's desire for the "One". It ain't easy folks, and this story pulls no punches for the all too real awkward moments in life. Bonus though, you get to explore it through the wonderful realm of handbags!

Clutch is mostly about Caroline Johnson however, as much as she hangs out with Mike, he might as well be her sidekick. We get to follow along as she launches her business and in her attempts to find the "Perfect Clutch" of a man. The dates are very life like and I'm sure you will find at least one that you can relate to on one side of the coin or the other. For instance, I can relate to the single father, and how hard it is to date as a single parent. Telling a guy I have kids was an easy way to get rid of an unwanted suitor, seriously. Telling someone you want to stick around was a different story. I was fearful as hell to tell my now current husband when we were first dating. I could feel the guy's pain for sure!

Michael "Mike" Frederick Barnsworth's old money roots are far different than Caroline's small town upbringing, but that never seemed to matter to him. Their first meeting is in grad school at Harvard, and by the time they leave they are BFFs. Mike wanted to ditch his family's expectations and open his own bar like Tom Cruise in Cocktail. I love his idea of "research" while earning their MBAs, but I do have to disappoint him on the food side of things. I can honestly say that I have lived in L.A. and have NEVER had a Pink's dog! I'm not standing in line for over an hour to get a hot-dog, sorry!

I was expecting there to be an explanation for each bag like in the blurb, but there wasn't. Clutch is close to real life, as in, there are often no clear winners or losers. I felt a bit wrung out by the end. For those that like that kind of thing, you will love this story. One of my guilty pleasures is Bachelor in Paradise, and this story really reminds me of Wells, who is actually the bartender for the show now. If you don't know who or what I'm talking about, I apologize, but to say anything more would be a spoiler.

This is my first listen by Lisa Becker. The humor she infuses into her stories makes the awkwardness of life more bearable.

This is my first listen by Suzanne Barbetta. She did great with all genders and ages. They really came through to my ears and my throat. I needed a cough drop after hearing her rendition of chain smoking Aunt Mimi!

Normal speed was fine, however I listened at 0.90x. It is my personal preference.

Audiobook obtained at my request and I am voluntarily leaving this unbiased review.

#AdultingIsHard #Romance #HappyEnding #Steamy #FemaleProtagonist #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

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