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  • Seaside Nights

  • Love in Bloom: Seaside Summers
  • By: Melissa Foster
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

Sky Lacroux has finally realized her dream and opened her own tattoo shop in Provincetown, Massachusetts. The only thing missing is the one thing she longs for, and has no control over - love. Sawyer Bass, a professional boxer, plays his guitar at a local bar to escape the painful realities of his life. But when he spots a stunning brunette across the room, escaping reality goes out the window. When Sawyer walks into Sky's tattoo shop and sees the woman from the bar - Sky - the chemistry between them is instant.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • My Thoughts on Seaside Nights

  • By Shy G. on 03-24-19

My Thoughts on Seaside Nights

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

Reviewed: 03-24-19

This is the fifth book in this series and I loved seeing all these characters again and seeing how far they've all come since the first book. It was a nice continuation. Even if it didn't have any of the characters from the first book as the leading characters, it still felt like it fit in. Plus, the rest of the Seaside Summer crew was all there too.

Sky and Sawyer were easily likable characters. The cool tattoo artist and the boxer. What's not to like? Both of them were family oriented and very kind. Plus they had this great chemistry that just draws you in. Sawyers job added a very different element to story from anything I've read from Melissa Foster before. It was really enjoyable to read how they worked through it. Not only was this a good story, but it had the same awesome narrator from the previous books. BJ Harrison's voice is just so soothing and allows you to just sink into the story.

I'm looking forward to seeing where this series and these characters go next. And also to meeting new people to fall in love with.

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    5 out of 5 stars 4
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  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Thoughts on Winter Queen

  • By Shy G. on 03-13-19

My Thoughts on Winter Queen

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

Reviewed: 03-13-19

Talk about a wow ending. This book! It was full of so many twists and unexpected turns. I love Wyn and her guardians so much. Even as I learned more about them or watched them make mistakes in sadness and grief, I still loved them all. This is a great addition to the series, but that ending has me desperate for the final installment.
Laurel Schroeder continues to have me fangirling over her narration. So much range. So many voices from one person. I loved it.

  • Lost and Found

  • Masters and Mercenaries: The Forgotten, Book 2
  • By: Lexi Blake
  • Narrated by: Ryan West
  • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 62

Owen Shaw and his "brothers" lost everything, their entire existence erased. Science had robbed he and all the Lost Boys of their memories and their past, but not their future. Hunted by every intelligence agency in the world, they are focused on two goals: Find a cure for what was done to them and ensure that the technology that ruined their lives doesn't get out into the world. Rebecca Walsh might be the key to achieving both. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally Owen!!

  • By Anonymous User on 03-23-19

My Thoughts on Lost and Found

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

Reviewed: 03-10-19

Lexi Blake brings readers another amazing story with the newest book in The Forgotten series.

I loved Owen just as much as I loved Jax in the previous book, but in a whole different way.

Owen had some serious mental and emotional baggage in this story. He is haunted by past actions and the things he can't remember. His outlook was very bleak until he met Becca.

Becca was a great character (not that I expected any less from Lexi Blake). She was smart and funny and awkward but confident all at the same time. She was a real breath of fresh air for Owen.

Theirs was the kind of relationship you just enjoy watching develop. You smile in those little moments they reveal more of themselves to each other. You really get to read and experience them falling in love.

Overall this book rang all my bells and checked all my boxes. I look forward to reading more in this series and from this author.

The narrator Ryan West is a new one for me, but his performance was fantastic. I loved all the accents and the emotion he put in when called for. Plus his female voice was one of the better ones I've heard by male narrators. I wouldn't hesitate to listen to more by him in future.

  • The Wrong Gentleman

  • By: Louise Bay
  • Narrated by: Shane East, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198

I’m an all-or-nothing man - 100 percent focused on whatever has my attention. First it was serving my country in the Special Forces. Then it was building my business. Right now it’s the hot blonde at the bar who’s about to become another notch on my bedpost.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Quite Enjoyable!!

  • By Johanna on 02-23-19

My Thoughts on The Wrong Gentleman

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

Reviewed: 03-09-19

The Wrong Gentleman is the newest book by Louise Bay, and it was right on par with her other fantastic stories.

Landon and Skylar were two peas from the same pod. Both with reasons for not being fans of relationships, or for just avoiding them. Neither was looking for much from the other so of course found so much more than they expected. Both of them were wonderfully well developed characters. I liked reading the layers of their personalities and pasts being exposed to help make sense of their reluctance to get involved. I liked the banter and the way Skylar resisted. I loved Landon’s charm.

It was all just so well written and draws you in. I loved that it alternated POV throughout so that I could see inside the minds of both of them. Plus they had fun friends to help keep things interesting.

The audio for this was amazing. I think I'm falling in love with Shane East's voice. And his voice paired with Andi Arndt is perfection.

  • The Biker's Virgin

  • By: Michelle A. Valentine
  • Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
  • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

I was given one simple job. Break in and kidnap a rival MC club's daughter. I wasn't expecting her to be a barely-legal virgin begging me to take her. I have to have her - wife her up and let the world know she belongs to me.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exhilarating and Full of Heart and Heat

  • By Shadowplay on 02-13-19

My Thoughts on The Biker's Virgin

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

Reviewed: 02-20-19

This was the story of two people who are both very familiar with the MC world but in very different ways. Our leading lady is the daughter of a biker and our leading man is a member of a rival club. Their initial meeting wasn’t what it seemed but they had instant chemistry and sparks. I can’t say I loved the leading man a first into, but he did grow on me. His feelings for the leading lady had me softening towards him. In the end he absolutely proved himself to be a pretty good guy and I was quite happy with the way things ended. The story over all was short and steamy but good.

What was fantastic as the narration. Meghan Kelly is one of my top narrators. She can take a story I might not love, but make it something I can still enjoy listening to. She makes want to keep listening even if reading the book alone might have caused me to pick it up and put it back down a few times. Her performance was once again 5 stars.

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    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Thoughts on Winter Heiress

  • By Shy G. on 02-19-19

My Thoughts on Winter Heiress

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

Reviewed: 02-19-19

Talk about unexpected twists. This book was chalked full of them right to the very end. Some of them were heartbreaking, some just surprising, but all of it has me desperate for the next book. Skye MacKinnon wasn’t an author I was previously familiar with before having the opportunity to start this series, but she has certainly impressed with her complex characters, her story and world building, and her ability to keep the reader guessing of what’s going to come next. None of this book was predictable for me.



The narrator is one of my favorites and I never have any complaints where she’s concerned. She kept the expectation of awesome going for me with this one. I look forward to more stories by both this author and this narrator and I absolutely cannot wait to get Winter Queen.

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    5 out of 5 stars 3
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    5 out of 5 stars 3
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    5 out of 5 stars 3

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Thoughts on Winter Princess

  • By Shy G. on 02-10-19

My Thoughts on Winter Princess

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

Reviewed: 02-10-19

This series starter blew me away. Within the first few chapters I was absolutely hooked. I love the characters, the suspense, the intrigue. I love the steadily developing relationship between Wyn and her guardians. I just loved it all. I was even ok with the cliff hanger ending, but only because I get to jump right into the next story asap.

I loved the narration. Laurel Schroder is one of my favorites and I hope she continues to narrate all of these because she just has one of those voices that is entertaining and has a broad range for the different characters.

  • Broken

  • By: Crystal Kaswell
  • Narrated by: Kai Kennicott, Wen Ross
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

After my brother’s death, I was drowning. Delilah was my life raft. We were opposites, the outspoken art student and the brooding athlete. She was passionate where I was apathetic, bright where I was dark, soft where I was hard. For two years, we had everything. The kind of love that only exists in fairy tales. Then she left and took my heart with her. I tried to heal. To throw myself into medical school. To forget her. I thought I did. Until today. Those blue eyes, that sweet smile, the soft curves--that's my Delilah. As soon as I hear her laugh, I know. She's what’s missing from my life. I have three days to get her back. God, I hope I'm as charming as I used to be. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must listen!

  • By Jamie Smith on 09-28-18

My Thoughts on Broken

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

Reviewed: 02-07-19

Broken by Crystal Kaswell is the newest standalone by this author and this one is very heavy on the angst. But it also has two people who clearly have a very deep love.

Delilah and Trent met in college and while they didn't have much in common on the surface, they have an amazing connection the moment they actually give themselves a chance to get to know one another. Their relationship is very intense. That's the first word that comes to mind when I think of them and what I just read. There are secrets that tore them apart and are preventing them from being together. But that pull is just too strong to be denied.

One of my favorite parts of this book was Trent's siblings. He had the meddle and butt in your life kind of relationship with them because they clearly loved each other. But there family has also been through a great loss that has affected them all differently. I feel like each of Trent's siblings have their own story just waiting to be told, and I hope I get to read them some day.

Overall this was a good story, with lots of emotions and tugs on the heart strings. The narration was exceptional though. There were moments that Kai and Wen had me tearing up with their amazing performance. This is a must listen to story.

  • Hating My New Boss

  • Hate Love, Book 1
  • By: B. B. Hamel
  • Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
  • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

Justin Hayes was my best friend up until the day he broke my heart and disappeared. When I find out he’s my new boss, I’m about to leave with my middle fingers held high. Instead, I stop dead in my tracks as soon as he steps into my office. Justin’s all grown up, and he’s even more gorgeous than I remembered. He was always handsome but now he’s the kind of man I really want to… get to know. But it doesn’t matter. I despise him. He says he wants to work together very, very closely, but I can’t let him anywhere near me.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Phenomenal and Outstanding!

  • By Shadowplay on 02-06-19

My Thoughts on Hating My New Boss

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

Reviewed: 02-07-19

This was a really hot and steamy romance by new to me author B.B. Hamel. I must say that I was very impressed with my first book by this author.

Justin and Remi, our main characters in this story, are childhood friends who turned into enemies and then become lovers. That transition was so entertaining and sad at times to read about. When Justin becomes Remi's new boss and they are forced to partner on a project at work, the sparks, and battle of wills, really fly.

What also helped my enjoyment of this book was the great narration that brought the characters to life. I continue to enjoy everything I listen to by Meghan Kelly.

Overall I really enjoyed this story and plan to read more by this author and listen to more by this narrator.

  • The Billionaire's Triplets, Book 3: The Fake Fiance

  • By: Mia Caldwell
  • Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

Hailey Bishop was used to low expectations, accepting whatever the world’s tides sent her way. She had a boyfriend, a best friend, and a degree in library sciences, although no job yet. If Brian ever proposed, she'd probably say yes. Then Hailey got the "letter", unexpectedly, from a sister at the orphanage in which she'd grown up. It revealed the name of her birth mother. It took Hailey only a few Google searches to find Annabel Edwards, who was semi-famous and living in Spain. Hailey not only had a mother, but two sisters who each had triplets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting Story!

  • By Virginia on 09-28-18

My Thoughts on The Billionaire's Triplets

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

Reviewed: 02-07-19

I read the synopsis for this story and was intrigued. It's narrated by one of my favorite narrators so I was all ready to jump in and enjoy. Overall I did end up enjoying it. There was a lot going on to keep things interesting. The writing was good. The characters where likeable. It was a solid story. My only really complaint was the title and synopsis kind of set expectations for me as to what I thought might happen, that I felt the story didn't fully live up to. Without giving too much away, I just expected certain things to come sooner in the storyline. And while I get that this might be part of a series, it didn't help when I was hoping for more in this particular story.

I don't know that I'd go back and read the previous stories in this series after reading this one, but I would be interested in other books from this author and I continue to love Meghan Kelly as a narrator.