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  • The Understatement of the Year

  • By: Sarina Bowen
  • Narrated by: Teddy Hamilton, Christian Fox
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 495
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 476
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 479

Five years ago Michael Graham betrayed the only person who ever really knew him. Since then he's made an art of hiding his sexual orientation from everyone. Including himself. So it's a shock when his past strolls right into the Harkness College locker room, sporting a bag of hockey gear and the same slow smile that had always rendered Graham defenseless.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my favorite audiobooks of 2016!!

  • By Heather on 11-20-16

WOW!! Loved it!!!!

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

Reviewed: 03-20-19

This was one of my absolute favorites by Sarina Bowen! This MM Romance will pull at your heart strings! Teddy Hamilton and Christian Fox give an astounding performance!
From the time they were in kids, Graham and Riiker has a friendship that went so much deeper than they could explain so when a tragic event rips them apart, they believe the past I’m destined to stay where it is.
But that all changes when Riiker joins the college hockey team Graham plays for.
Keeping their past a secret is what they are determined to do but each encounter brings them closer and old feelings make their way to the surface again.
This story deals with so much. Hate, friendship, heartbreak, healing and self love.
It’s a beautiful story and solidifies why Sarina Bowen is my go to Author!
Absolutely loved it!!!

  • Singe

  • Guardian Protection, Book 1
  • By: Aly Martinez
  • Narrated by: Jason Carpenter, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 507
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 476
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 476

From USA Today best-selling author Aly Martinez comes a hot-new series of alpha bodyguards. She was my nightmare. Every time I closed my eyes, I watched her fall into that inferno. Over and over, I failed to save her. I hadn't been able to reach her, and the guilt only burned hotter over time. Four years later, I was the unreachable one.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • IT DELIVERED SO MUCH MORE THAN I'D HOPED FOR

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 04-11-17

Great Story!

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

Reviewed: 03-15-19

Fantastic listen!
I absolutely love the way Aly Martinez tells a story. Passion, emotion, and a tinge of suspense.
This was exactly what I needed!!
Jason Carpenter is my new obsession. I could listen to him talk in my ear all day and Andi Arndt was amazing as usual.
Definitely recommend

  • Falling for the Boss

  • By: Lili Valente, Sylvia Pierce
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 383
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 356
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354

I'm one puff piece away from tearing up my journalism degree and hurling my laptop into the Hudson River. So when I smell a juicy story brewing at my brother's Wall Street investment firm, I'll do whatever it takes to get my scoop. One clever disguise later, I'm deep undercover as the firm's newest broker, simultaneously gathering intel and spouting off stock tips like a boss. Go me, right? Sure, it sounds good on paper, but there's a catch: the actual boss. Chief Executive Panty-melter Jack Holt is cocky. Infuriating. And one smoldering look has me ready to violate every rule in the employee handbook. Thank God my assignment has an expiration date. Because falling for my brother's best friend and business partner is a lose-lose proposition. Right? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Put a sock in it ( Listen and you will understand this title)

  • By Ginger on 03-26-18

Office Romance with lots of laughs!

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

Reviewed: 03-08-19

This was a quick, fun, and great listen.
An office romance with an unexpected twist.
I loved Jack and Eleanor’s connection. These two have known each other since they were in college and Eleanor has harbored a crush on her brothers Best Friend that she always thought was unrequited. But when her brother leaves town and she steps in to help his business partner and man of her dreams, she gets more than she bargained for. A story for her career and a happily ever after she never thought possible.
This story was light and funny.
I definitely enjoyed the plot and secondary characters as well.
The narrators were great as usual and I would absolutely recommend.

  • Hosed

  • By: Lili Valente, Pippa Grant
  • Narrated by: Jacob Morgan, Virginia Rose
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 301
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271

The world’s sexiest firefighter is about to get a second chance with the virgin next door.... He’s bossy, arrogant, and so ridiculously hot that he should come with a warning label and a pair of flame-retardant coveralls. He’s also the boy who broke my heart when we were in high school. I want to move in next door to Ryan O’Dell the way I want to be the virgin gamer geek suddenly in charge of running my sister’s sex-toy factory. Too bad both are written in my stars.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Quirky, original, and fun!

  • By kestergayle on 01-19-19

Funny and Romantic

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

Reviewed: 03-06-19

I love Lili Valente’s writing style and the way she tells a story through each characters point of view.
I actually enjoyed these characters but the story fell a little flat for me. I’m not a prude but the plot of dildos being dumped all over town just didn’t do it for me.
The idea was good with the sex toy factory but it was just a little too unbelievable.
I did listen to this in one sitting and the narrators did great.
It was funny and easy to follow.

  • The Air He Breathes

  • By: Brittainy Cherry
  • Narrated by: Brian Pallino, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,324
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,177

I was warned about Tristan Cole. "Stay away from him," people said. "He's cruel." "He's cold." "He's damaged." It's easy to judge a man because of his past. To look at Tristan and see a monster. But I couldn't do that. I had to accept the wreckage that lived inside of him, because it also lived inside of me.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Spectacular... except for one little thing

  • By Jessica on 04-12-16

Beautiful and Emotional

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

Reviewed: 03-04-19

I have waited to read this book for some reason and I’m absolutely kicking myself for not reading it sooner.
In Brittainy C. Cherry fashion she gives you a gut punching, heartbreaking story of love, loss, and second chances. This story is just everything. The depth of the plot and the pure heart that this story was written with is completely mind blowing.
It’s raw and beautiful and so full of emotion.
An absolute must read!!!

I listened to this on audio and Erin Mallon and Brian Pallino had me in tears.
Amazing narration!!

  • Irresistible

  • Cloverleigh Farms, Book 1
  • By: Melanie Harlow
  • Narrated by: Teddy Hamilton, Savannah Peachwood
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

I’m a full-time single dad to three daughters and CFO at Cloverleigh Farms. I don’t have time to fall in love - I’m too busy trying to run a business, keep the red socks out of the white laundry, and get the damn pillowcases on without owing a dollar to the swear jar. Sure, Frannie Sawyer is beautiful and sweet, but she’s 27, the boss’ daughter, and my new part-time nanny - which means she’s completely off-limits. It’s bad enough I can’t stop fantasizing about her. What kind of jerk would I be if I acted on the impulse to kiss her?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic!

  • By mandy on 02-28-19

Beautifully written, single Dad romance

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

Reviewed: 03-02-19

I absolutely love single dad romances and Melanie Harlow delivered!! A heartwarming story with the thrill of forbidden and the butterflies of falling in love. Franny and Mack were quite the couple. They had me laughing out loud while they steamed up the pages with their passion and swoon-worthy moments.
This was a great listen and solidifies the reason why Melanie Harlow is a one-click Author for me.
Teddy Hamilton and Savanna Peachwood did a fantastic job telling Mack and Franny’s story.
I really enjoyed this listen and can’t wait for more from this author.

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  • Fumbled Hearts

  • A Tender Hearts Novel Series
  • By: Meagan Brandy
  • Narrated by: CJ Bloom, Alexander Cendese
  • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

After months of refusing, I finally agreed to make the move to Alrick Falls. My family thought it was best - that a new scene would be good for me - and I was sick of having the same conversation. So here I am, and the plan is simple. Smile through each day and avoid her at all costs. It's perfect. Until the cocky quarterback comes into play. The last thing I want is his crooked grin and dark brown eyes focused on me. Yet here he is, constantly in my space, pushing me, daring me to care. Telling me what I think and feel, as if he knows. He doesn't know anything.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • First Loves and Football

  • By Shannon Cole on 02-27-19

First Loves and Football

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

Reviewed: 02-27-19

This was my first time reading Meagan Brandy. This was a long listen but I definitely enjoyed it.
CJ Bloom and Alexander Cendese were fantastic narrators!! They brought this story to life.
High School Quarterback and the new girl at school. Starts with a little of enemies to Lovers but grows into a relationship that blossoms as the story grows.
I’ll definitely be reading more from this author.

  • Jock Rule

  • By: Sara Ney
  • Narrated by: Chelsea Hatfield, Jacob Morgan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100

Kip Carmichael is no pretty boy. He's rough. Dirty. Giant. Hair so unruly, and a beard so thick, his friends on the team call him Sasquatch. The first time Sasquatch lays eyes on Theodora "Teddy" Johnson across the keg at a party one night on Jock Row, she'd been relegated to the sidelines by her jock-hungry "friends". Week after week, he watches beautiful but bashful Teddy getting overshadowed and overlooked. Sasquatch finally broad-shoulders his way through the crowd, offering to to be her hairy godmother. But the minute their eyes meet? He's a goner.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I adored every second of this one!!

  • By Mandi on 02-05-19

Wow!! A New Favorite!!! Sweet, Slow-Burn!!

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

Reviewed: 02-24-19

My goodness!! I absolutely loved this book.
Kip and Teddy were such a cute couple. Both outcast in their own way, and not looking to settle down. They built an amazing connection with a slow-burn, Friends to Lovers, outcome.
This story was no angst and so enjoyable.
Kip was so sexy and the intimate moments between the two had my heart-racing and palms sweating. They were HOT!
Sara Ney has a magical way of bringing two characters together and exposing their rawest moments in the perfect light.
I listened to this on audio and I cannot Recommend it enough.
Jacob Morgan and Chelsea Hatfield were spectacular. I was completely sucked into the story and couldn’t get enough!
This is a Must Read!!

  • Play Dirty

  • Jordan's Game, Book 4
  • By: JA Huss
  • Narrated by: Teddy Hamilton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120

Can a threesome really work? Or does it always crash and burn? They were never meant to be just two. It was always three. But seven years ago Jordan Wells broke the trust he’d built with Alexander and Augustine and everything changed. Everyone moved on and got over it. Put the past behind them where it belonged and started new lives. But now Alexander and Augustine are back - looking for a new game and the final third to complete their threesome. And they won’t take no for an answer. Jordan Wells is about to play his final game. Will he win? Or will he be too afraid to try?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic ride- & What a fun journey!

  • By Will I AM! on 10-24-18

Is it really Jordan’s Game?!?!

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

Reviewed: 02-16-19

OMG!! Jordan’s story is the ABSOLUTE BEST!!!!!
I was pulled between emotions from one moment to the next.
This was the most emotional story in the series. Xian and Jordan’s relationship, the friendship they share and the bond that brought me to tears. There are so many layers to this story. All the characters you’ve grown to love, come together to close this heart-pounding series into a full circle.
This story pulls all the pieces strings and unveils all the hidden secrets. Julie Huss is a mastermind at writing these psychological, thought-provoking, emotional rollercoaster rides. This entire series is built in a world of chaos that takes you through each characters journey, connecting them together through lies, secrets, betrayal, and manipulation. It’s fantastic!!
Sexy, provocative, stimulating, heart-pounding, an absolute must read!!!
I need more of Jordan!!!!

  • The Boyfriend Experience

  • Jordan's Game, Book 3
  • By: JA Huss
  • Narrated by: Joe Arden, Victoria Mei, Teddy Hamilton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136

Oaklee Ryan needs a boyfriend, but not for any of the reasons you might think. It’s a simple request. But the girl is not so simple. Oaklee Ryan is a pragmatist. She lives in reality, she deals with facts, and she’s goal-oriented. So when she paid a visit to Jordan Wells asking for a game, calling it, “The Boyfriend Experience”, he thought he knew what she was getting at. Wining, dining, maybe a date to a wedding to appease her meddling mother. Lawton Gabriel took this game as a favor to his friend. It only took him five minutes to regret it. Oaklee Ryan is insane.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this book so much!

  • By jls1966 on 01-25-19

FANTASTIC LISTEN!!!

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

Reviewed: 02-15-19

My goodness, I seriously LOVE this Series. Author JA Huss has outdone herself with each installment. This story is carefully constructed and mind-twisting. I was on the edge of my seat, biting my nails, eager for every moment.
Law and Oaklee were drawn together like magnets. Their chemistry was explosive and the friendship they built was enviable. The writing is so smooth and sucks you in from beginning to end. I can’t get enough of the mind games and plot twists. It’s so addicting!!!
Joe Arden was so phenomenal. I swear this man can narrate a story like nothing you’ve ever heard before and this was my first time listening to Victoria Mei and I absolutely loved her. I did keep questioning if Julie was narrating because I’d swear it sounds like it’s her. Which is AWESOME!!
Hot, steamy, manipulative, passionate, thought provoking!
A Must Listen!!
Definitely recommend!!
Now on to read Jordans story which is read by Teddy Hamilton who is seriously a Rock Star!!