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Cleveland, OH, United States
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  • To Love & Betray

  • By: Shelly Ellis
  • Narrated by: Simi Howe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184

For Evan Murdoch, the bad news just won't stop. As he battles an attempted murder charge, he's on the verge of getting forced out of the family corporation - and fears he can't trust his new wife, Lelia. Enter savvy family matriarch Ida, whose wild-card schemes might be the answer to his prayers - or lead to disaster like he's never seen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By Jojuan Gallman on 07-12-18

Good Conclusion

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-28-18

Love the narrator and the writing. Love this author as well.
She weaves a good plot.

  • The Outside Child

  • By: Tiffany L. Warren
  • Narrated by: Cherise Boothe
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107

All of Chenille Abrams' dreams came true the day she married NFL star Brayden Carpenter. He's the down-to-earth, loving, and protective man she never thought she'd find. And with her own successful career, Chenille plans to be more than just a famous athlete's wife. She's determined to balance work, marriage, and motherhood, as the couple awaits their first child.... Until their son is born with a crippling heart ailment. Until a devastated Brayden starts putting his career above everything else. And when tragedy strikes, Chenille struggles to find a reason to go on....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty Good.

  • By DeeDee on 09-21-18

Pretty Good.

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

It felt rushed in some areas. And too detailed in others. I guess the book did its job. I got emotionally involved. I didn't care for the main character.

one thing I'm tiring of in black literature is the interracial, borderline self hate dynamic. Black characters rarely appear on works of Caucasian authors. There seems a need on the end of African American story tellers to write in a racial element.

What more would really take issue with her son choosing a woman that looks like her. That element made no sense to me. That felt unnecessary and over the top to me. There's not a mother of a black athelete in American history that would take issue with her black son choosing a black wife.

Anymore than there would be a mother of a white athelete who took issue with her son choosing a white wife. Something about that didn't sit well with me

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Friends & Foes

  • By: ReShonda Tate Billingsley, Victoria Christopher Murray
  • Narrated by: Patricia R. Floyd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132

Now that Rachel Jackson Adams’s husband has won the coveted position of president of the American Baptist Coalition, Jasmine Larson Bush has concocted a scheme to one-up her rival - by promoting her new community center on the nation’s #1 television talk show!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Some can never stay out of trouble!

  • By Angel on 03-24-14

I love these authors and this series.

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

Reviewed: 01-09-17

Both of these ladies are excellent story tellers whose styles weave together effortlessly. They are ultra talented. I am not a fan of the particular narrator's voice. But she does well at giving life and individualism to each character.

  • Love on the Run

  • By: Zuri Day
  • Narrated by: Shari Peele
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215

In this sexy page-turning tale of unexpected love, Zuri Day introduces the Morgan men, three fine brothers who have it all - except what their mama wants most for them: wives. As the eldest, it’s up to Michael to pave the way. If only he’d stop running from love.… In the world of sports management, Michael Morgan is a superstar. But his newest client, Shayna Washington, may be his most lucrative catch yet. The record-breaking sprinter with the tight chocolate body has a talent and inner light Michael knows he can get the world to sit up and notice. She’s definitely got his attention....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good but predictable

  • By Krystal on 08-13-13

I am so in love with this story.

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

Reviewed: 05-17-16

Great character development. I felt like Michael and Shana were real characters in a real film. The worst part about this book is that it ended. Amazing story lines.

  • What He's Been Missing

  • By: Grace Octavia
  • Narrated by: Lisa Smith
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

Essence best-selling author Grace Octavia has amassed critical acclaim for romantic novels full of wit, sass, and sophistication. In What He’s Been Missing, Rachel Winslow is a successful Atlanta wedding planner still searching for true love. When her longtime best friend Ian breaks the news that he’s getting married, Rachel realizes the depth of her feelings for him. Ian complicates matters by asking her to plan the wedding, sending Rachel into a tailspin of bad decisions -- including an affair with another man -- that threatens to cost her everything.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story. From start to finish.!!!

  • By DeeDee on 02-10-16

Wonderful story. From start to finish.!!!

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

Reviewed: 02-10-16

Loved it. listened to it twice. I am about to replay for a third time. I felt like I was curled up watching a great film. I live the twists and turns and unexpected finish. Very entertaining. Light hearted. The author is an excellent story teller. And the narrator is a perfect match for bringing it to life! Love love looooovvee!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful