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  • Rebound Remedy

  • By: Christine d'Abo
  • Narrated by: Nick J. Russo
  • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 80

The last thing Cole expects to get for the holidays is dumped. But there he is, in the airport on his way to Banff for a romantic getaway, helplessly watching as his boyfriend's ex declares undying love, proposes - and is accepted. With a few weeks to go until Christmas, Cole's mood dives from jolly to jaded. But instead of sitting at home alone and feeling sorry for himself, he goes to his favorite bar, McGregor's, for a pint and some company.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sometimes bouncing back is just what you need.

  • By Tams (TTC Books and more) on 12-21-16

Cute for the holidays

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

Reviewed: 01-15-19

Sweet, and easy to listen to when read by Nick J. Russo.

A cute story (kinda insta-lovey but hey, it's for the holidays, right?).

  • Out of the Blue

  • By: Josh Lanyon
  • Narrated by: Alexander Masters
  • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 75

France, 1916. The Great War. High above the carnage in the trenches, British and German aces joust like knights of old for control of the skies. The strain and tension of living every day on the edge of death leads to dangerous choices and wild risks. When British ace Bat Bryant's past catches up with him, he strikes out in panic and kills the man threatening him with exposure. But there's a witness: the big, handsome American pilot Cowboy Cooper.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hot, hot, hot!

  • By Jho on 06-17-15

Lovely, Alexander Master is Always Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 01-15-19

Audio Version - also 4 stars, the narrator was terrific

That was so sweet, and so, so sad. I can't believe the MC is only 23 years old! What a terrible waste war is (I know, but it truly is). To think of those brave young men getting in their planes every day truly understanding that this could be their last flight, I just can't imagine it. These kinds of stories always get to me, but this one was so special because of the ending - it was really lovely.

I couldn't help but think to myself as I listened to this book, "Is there a German Josh Lanyon who writes stories like this from the other perspective? Are we the evil Americans?" The battle scenes are just amazing in this book, really great.

  • Kage Unleashed

  • By: Maris Black
  • Narrated by: J. F. Harding
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 736
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 691
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 687

In a battle of the heart, who will be the first to submit? My name is Jamie Atwood, and I am an idiot. Against all odds, I got the attention of Michael Kage, the hottest MMA fighter on the planet. To say he rocked my world would be an understatement. He transformed me completely, made me depend on him, and made me love him. And the sex? Let me put it this way: I'd never been with a guy before I met Kage, but I'd gladly spend the rest of my life on my knees for him. He is my obsession and my addiction.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Kage Unleashed

  • By Listening is Reading on 10-26-18

Wonderful Episode in an Excellent Series!

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

Reviewed: 01-15-19

Amazing. I was seriously sick to my stomach over a few chapters though when I knew Kage's uncle was messing around in their relationship - waiting to see if and how they would get it together, but it still made me cringe.

I liked this cliffhanger way better than the first one.

Did the audio again - fantastic narration by J.F. Harding.

  • Kage

  • By: Maris Black
  • Narrated by: J. F. Harding
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 848
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 803
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 801

My name is Jamie Atwood, and I'm an addict. I never thought I'd say such a thing. Never had a problem being overly attached to anything in my life. I came from a perfectly middle-class family, made good grades, and had a hot cheerleader girlfriend...but the truth is, nothing ever really moved me. So how did a guy like me become an addict? I met Michael Kage. Kage is an MMA fighter. A famous one. I like to think I helped him get that way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Be Warned

  • By Sweet Pea on 06-20-16

Oh My Gosh!

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

Reviewed: 01-15-19

Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god! Gotta do the audio though, holy hotness it's good.

Yes, it is as good as everyone says. Damn. Such amazing characters and just fantastic story.

I hated that last chapter though...

  • Romanus

  • By: Mary Calmes
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 205

Stopping to offer help one sultry summer night, Mason James is unprepared for the change that this simple act of kindness will bring. After giving an old man a ride home, Mason discovers a new, magical, and even dangerous world he cannot hope to understand. But he also finds Luc Toussaint and is intoxicated at first sight, and even the secret Luc protects won't be enough to keep Mason away from the truth of his heritage and their love.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly entertaining audio

  • By Belen on 06-05-16

A Bit Different...

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

Reviewed: 01-15-19

This was pretty weird to be honest... gargoyles, insta-love to the max, confused MC. Ugh, not sure I would have finished this one but I had it on audio and Greg Tremblay manages to make it work.

  • Sultry Sunset

  • Mangrove Stories
  • By: Mary Calmes
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222

When Mike came to Mangrove two years ago, Hutch gave him a job and a place to stay in his guesthouse, where Mike has remained ever since. Despite the rumors circulating about them, Hutch knows Mike is straight and looking for the right woman. But his friends disagree, and after some hints to the contrary, even Hutch finally has to admit that maybe the rest of the town sees something he's been missing.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Greg Tremblay is fantastic!!

  • By Belen on 09-08-15

Just OK

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

Reviewed: 01-15-19

Mmm, not Calmes' best. The story wasn't very interesting and the characters were pretty blah (though the little girl was good). Thank you Greg Tremblay for getting me through this one, you could read me the dictionary and I'd love it!

  • Hot Valley: A Novel

  • By: James Lear
  • Narrated by: Daniel Carter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

Move over, Scarlett O'Hara! It's New England, 1861, and the troubles in the southern states seem a long way off for Jack Edgerton, the spoiled son of a prominent Vermont family. Howver, when he meets and falls in love with Aaron Johnson, the sexy son of a slave on the run from Virginia, Edgerton's world is turned upside down.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beyond Amazing

  • By Trio on 01-15-19

Beyond Amazing

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

Reviewed: 01-15-19

Whoa... just whoa.

First let me just mention that there is one MMF scene, it isn't really graphic, but just a heads' up.

The scope of this novel was just amazing!

I loved the alternating views between Jack and Aaron, all the characters were so interesting and creative, but I did really love Jack. The way his character grew and changed as everything happened to him over the course of the war - it was really intense. And the things the people had to endure was absolutely incredible. All the history in the story (regardless of whether it is actually based in fact) was fantastic.

I enjoyed every minute.

I did the audio version and I honestly can't give the full 5 stars to Daniel Carter - his voices for all the characters was pretty much the same, which was confusing when the chapters alternated between the two mc's and definitely when there was dialogue. Also, his pronunciation of some of the American locations was completely wrong - but there are a lot of places in Britain he'd probably wonder at my pronunciation as well ;)

  • Needing a Little Christmas

  • By: Silvia Violet
  • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
  • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 76

Discovering his boyfriend's affair with a co-worker wrecks Eli's holiday plans. With his parents on a cruise and his brother and sister out of town, he's on his own. His mother insists he escape to her friend's mountain cabin. Eli reluctantly agrees, but he takes off unprepared and ends up driving into the worst snowstorm the area has seen in years. He survives the trip, but he's stuck with no logs for the woodstove and little food. Fortunately, he gets the number for Mac's Wood Delivery. Mac doesn't mind riding to the rescue, and his deep, sultry voice has Eli eagerly anticipating the delivery. Is Mac the little bit of Christmas cheer Eli has been needing?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • steamy & dreamy

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-02-18

Great Christmas Story, Love Sean Crisden

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

Reviewed: 01-15-19

I feel kind of funny giving something this short (and this easy for Silvia Violet to put together) five stars, but honestly, it's perfect! Loved it the whole way through and it was flawless, and I listened to it again straight away :)

Sean Crisden was perfect.

  • Single Malt

  • Agents Irish and Whiskey, Book 1
  • By: Layla Reyne
  • Narrated by: Tristan James
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128

Eight months after the car crash that changed everything, FBI agent Aidan Talley is back at work. New department, new case, and a new partner. Smart, athletic and handsome, Jameson Walker is 12 years his junior. Even if Aidan was ready to move on - and he's not - Jamie is off-limits. Jamie's lusted after Aidan for three years, and the chance to work with San Francisco's top agent directly is too good to pass up.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • awesome adventure

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-06-18

Interesting Story

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

Reviewed: 01-15-19

I didn't realize how much I missed Tristan James' gorgeous voice till I finally listened to Twisted and Tied, and this one's been on my tbr shelf for ages, so I finally took the plunge...

There were so many things about this book that didn't really work for me, starting with the opening scene which just seemed like a poor man's rip-off of Cut & Run (it honestly just made me want to do a reread of the Cut & Run series). But anyway...

I guess I wasn't crazy about the one partner losing his husband only 8 months prior, and having to buy that he's so hot for the Whiskey guy - not going to spoil it for anyone here, but ??? Kinda not my thing.

Also, the mystery was really detailed and kinda confusing.

Now the final scene? That got my interest up. I'm interested in where it looks like the second in this series is going to go - so I'll probably give the next one an honest try.

My other issue (and I hate to speak ill of anyone, esp my beloved Tristan James) but TJ's accents - both the North Carolina and the Irish/American didn't really work for me. I love his Irish accents in the Rhys Ford series so I don't get it... I know some is because the character is trying to cover it up and it only comes out on occasion (and I'm sure that's a challenge for a narrator). But overall it's safe to say I'm disappointed.

  • Drawn to You: A Single Dad Opposites Attract Romance

  • By: Preston Walker, Liam Kingsley
  • Narrated by: Jack Calihan
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

JACK - My life ended when I was 16. Not literally - I’m no ghost, I just feel like one. It's a byproduct of losing your pack to a plague that skips you by like you’re not worth the effort. Chose all the good ones and you’re what was left behind. Survivor’s guilt, people call it. I just call it like I see it. I do a decent job of going through the motions. I’ve got a good reputation as an alpha, and everyone loves to joke about the only vegan alpha in North America. Some days even I’m convinced that this is it. As good as it gets. Then Dylan Kapernit walks into my shop.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great listen!

  • By Susan R on 01-16-19

Great Story, Jack Calihan is Wonderful Here

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

Reviewed: 01-13-19

Drawn to You puts a bit of a spin on the MPreg/Shifter novels with the addition of the omega being a 'single dad'. I like this aspect of the story and it works well with the Alpha falling in love for the first time - it is an interesting dynamic and it's very sweet.

I'm still new to this genre and I'm still figuring it all out, but this is my 2nd Preston Walker novel and I must say I like his style. Not sure yet how the collaboration with Liam Kingsley affects anything, but I'm going to delve right in to another one to find out :). It's a good proportion of sex/action/romance/drama/humor and the pace is just right.

Also contributing to the success of this one for me is the wonderful narrator, Jack Calihan. Calihan's voice is perfect for this genre. Gruff and sexy for the Alpha, melodic and bright for the omega, he even does a good job with the children and female voices. I hope the authors use him again.

an audio copy of Drawn to You was provided to me for the purpose of my honest review