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  • Going Toe to Mistletoe

  • My Country Heart Series, Book 2
  • By: Rachelle Ayala
  • Narrated by: Tor Thom, Charley Ongel
  • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

Dumped, broke, and jobless, Candi Myers visits her sister in Sapphire Falls to help with her upcoming Christmas wedding. It’s love at first sight for Troy Caine when he spots Candi nabbing mistletoe her first night in town. Catching her should be a slam-dunk for the hometown hero who gives advice to the lovelorn. Unfortunately, Candi is not looking to be burned again. Will a town filled with mistletoe, busybody matchmakers, and festive Christmas fun bring Candi and Troy’s lonely hearts together?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Trademark whimsy with heartwarming sentiment.

  • By Isha Coleman on 12-21-18

Fun romantic story

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

Reviewed: 01-03-19

Audio review. This book is a good read but even better listen! Tor Thom and Charlie Ongel have such a way of bringing a book to life. Tor Thom has a sexy rich voice and makes the male character ooze sex appeal and Charlie Ongel has a fun easy to listen to voice that makes the female characters more lifelike.
Going toe To Mistletoe is fast-paced, fun and sexy.
Candi Meyer's boyfriend just stole her dance studio and ran off with most of her customers. She has to go to Sapphire Falls, a small town in Oklahoma where her sister Honey is having a Christmas Wedding. When she gets there, she finds a scavenger hunt list the first item is to steal a mistletoe at the local bar and hang out.
Troy is the most desirable Bachelor in town and an advice columnist on an online forum. He tries to stop the Mistletoe thief and finds out that his advice can backfire.

I loved this story. It was a fun read with lots of humor a bit of a twist and some fascinating characters.
If you like sexy advice columnists, touristy towns, Holiday stories, and a fun-filled, sexy romance, this is for you.

  • Q*Pid

  • By: Xavier Mayne
  • Narrated by: Rudy Sanda
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Archer, the AI at the dating service Q*pid, realizes humans don't always make the best choices, so it begins making some unconventional choices for them. Fox Kincade is the last of his group of friends to be single, so he's delighted when he discovers a new match in his Q*pid app. Instead of the woman he's expecting, he's paired with Drew Larsen. Drew and Fox have little in common - aside from the fact that they're both straight. Or so they thought. But as the guys get to know each other, they realize Archer might have the right idea.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful and very funny!

  • By Amy Begnene on 11-04-18

A fun Gay for you story

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

Reviewed: 12-27-18

I will admit this started slow. I was tempted to not finish but I did like the concept and Archer and his quirky neighbor lady. Fox finally grew on me as the story progressed.
There are some really cool characters in this book. Fox has a friend that wants updates on his sex life, and his wife usually is right there for the video chat. She is intrigued when the guy shows up and Fox agrees to meet for a drink then they continue meeting as friends.
Archer is a real sweetheart and I adored his elderly tenant and how he always had her favorite imported sausages "just laying around needing cooked" I liked that he was open when he male match came and he took the chance to reach out if not anything but for a friend and out of curiosity as to why the machine matched him with a man.
I also liked the Machine itself as a character. I would have liked a little more on it, but I guess the match and romance did need to be up front.
The story is extremely well written, intriguing and fun.
The narrator Rudy Sanda was new to me. At first, I wasn't sure how I felt about the narration. I did not like Fox's voice at all. I think maybe if Fox and his friend's voice was switched it may have worked more for me. The pacing was good though and all in all, once the story picked up so did the narration.
If you like Gay For You you get a double whammy as it's Gay for You for both characters. It is a good slow burn as well, and lots of humor.

  • Going Haywire

  • My Country Heart, Book 1
  • By: Rachelle Ayala
  • Narrated by: Tor Thom, Charley Ongel
  • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Honey and her ex-husband, Max, travel to Sapphire Falls to give their two young children the perfect Halloween treat. Max wants Honey back, and he’s counting on the magic of Sapphire Falls to seduce her into a second chance. Honey is leery of Max and his tricks, but when he woos her with a Halloween romance complete with bonfires, hayrides, parties, and paintball, Honey warms to the idea of a new beginning. Unfortunately, there's something off about Max on which Honey can't put her finger. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Halloween Romance!

  • By PATRICIA on 10-28-18

A great second chance romance

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

Reviewed: 12-27-18

Honey and Max are divorced. Unknown to Honey her in-laws don't know. When she arrives in Saphhire Falls to let her kids enjoy the Halloween festivities. Max didn't want the divorce and still loves Honey. he hopes he can prove to her and win her back. He has set up a nice relaxing vacation for her and his parents are going to watch the kids and take them to all the festivities so Honey can have a bit of time for herself. But is that really what Honey wants?
I love Rachelle Ayala romances. she creates the most believable and relatable characters. Honey is an unpublished author that creates all her heroes in her husband's image but not how she really wants him. Max is OH so sexy. A workaholic providing a very comfortable living for his family because he thinks that is what she wants based on the books she writes. the story is a big communication gap, an awesome second chance romance, fun characters, more fun storyline with some with and a twist or two. Its action packed page turning and Tor Thom has the sexiest voice and makes Max swoon-worthy. Charlie Ongel is a fabulous narrator that brings Hoey to life and together they make the best couple. I highly recommend listening if you can.

  • P.S. I Spook You

  • By: S.E. Harmon
  • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87

SSA Rain Christiansen used to be the agency's golden boy. It just takes one moment of weakness, one tiny paranormal sighting, and all of a sudden, he's the agency's embarrassment. His boss gives him one last chance to redeem himself - go down to Brickell Bay, play nice with the local police, and leave the ghost sightings behind. Rain is determined to do exactly that, even if it kills him. Cold-case Detective Daniel McKenna's latest investigation is going nowhere fast. Daniel is glad to finally have the FBI help his department requested, even if it does come in the form of his ex. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Loved, loved, loved! Please just give me more!

  • By Annika on 11-13-18

A unique story about ghost whisperer

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

Reviewed: 12-01-18

Rain is a profiler but once he starts seeing ghosts he becomes the departments embarrassment. they give him one last chance to redeem himself sending him back to Brickwell to work Cold cases. Seeing his old partner and lover again brings back lots of feelings, but Daniel is still feeling the hurt. He does offer Rain a place to stay so he doesn't have to stay with his sister.
I loved the multiple story lines here. We have the romance, the mysteries and the fact he can see ghosts. I love persistent Ethan, a ghost that wants his family to know he is at rest so they can stop looking for him and the angrier Amy wanting revenge. there is a big twist and I didn't see who the murderer was.
I am hoping this might become a series as it was very intriguing and left it open so it possibly could.
I listened to the audio book and found it very interesting and the narration kept me engrossed in the story and characters.

  • Dawn and Dusk

  • By: Dirk Greyson
  • Narrated by: Andrew McFerrin
  • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

For Scorpion agents Day and Knight, their relationship is slow to develop, and trust is hard to build. Then Day’s brother, Stephen, goes missing, and Day finds out more about him than he ever dreamed. Day’s first reaction to Stephen’s disappearance is to try to get to him as fast as possible. Knight initially holds him back so they can attempt to find out what they’re walking into. But when Knight sees Day’s desperation, he steps in to help and tries to calm the man he’s growing to care about, even though the trail is cold and clues are scarce.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A surprising development

  • By Cat on 11-30-18

A surprising development

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

Reviewed: 11-30-18

Day and Knight are still having issues with their relationship. Knight is still having a hard time letting go of is past and day doesn't want to hide or just be a bedwarmer when they are on missions.Day puts his argument on hold when he finds his brother may be missing and decides to go looking for him. Things take a big twist when they find out that things are not what they seemed at all and Knight and day find themselves in danger once again.
I absolutely love this series. To me it is like a gay Miami vice. I love both characters and there was some cool and also evil ones in this book. I think this one was my favorite in the series so far ( i think i say that each book LOL) I also loved Stephen and hope he too gets is own books.
The story line is extremely fast paced, page-turning, nail biting and twisty. You wont want to stop once you start. the sex is hot too!
Andrew McFerrin does a great job with action adventure books. He is great at the pacing and the characters are distinguishable. though I haven't read the books I thin the narration probably adds a lot and I recommend it.

  • Fire Balls

  • Balls to the Wall Series, Book 2
  • By: Tara Lain
  • Narrated by: Nick J. Russo
  • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

Renowned artist Rodney Mansfield stands 5-foot-6, has pink hair, six earrings, a black belt in karate - and a desperate yearning for firefighter Hunter Fallon. But Rod, the Runtback of Notre Dame, knows he’ll never land the beautiful “straight gay” guy, so Rod musters his altruism and helps his more masculine friend Jerry attract Hunter. As if a broken heart wasn’t enough, Rod saves Hunter from a firehouse homophobe - humiliating Hunter in front of his dad! Hunter lives a dream life - his father’s dream. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • contrast to content

  • By Joey Xavier on 01-04-19

Fun and flirty romance

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

Reviewed: 11-30-18

I am the first to admit I rarely read a book twice or listen to a book I read. Fireballs is such a fun flirty book that I just had to listen to! Especially with a narrator like Nick J Russo.
Roman is a sought after painter. Rod is a shy man that hides his heart thinking he isn't good enough for the man of his dreams. His best friend Jerry sees Hunter and also likes him. but Jerry is a surfer dude that wants Rod's help to get hunter. So being the guy he is Rod never tells Jerry his feelings and helps.
This is such a fun, flirty story. I loved all the characters in this book and the series is great too.
Nick J. Russo gives each character a unique voice and I laughed at Jerry's surfer voice with all the added dudes and slang.He gives the story emotion and keeps you intrigued trough each hour and wanting more.
I hope you enjoy this book and series as much as I do! I highly recommend it.

  • Under a Blue Moon

  • Dreamspun Beyond, Book 22
  • By: Bru Baker
  • Narrated by: Dorian Bane
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Nick Perry is tired of helping people with their marriages, so when a spot opens up to work with teens at Camp H.O.W.L., he jumps at it. He doesn’t expect to fall in lust with the dreamy new camp doctor, Drew Welch. But Drew is human, and Nick has seen secrets ruin too many relationships to think a human/werewolf romance can go anywhere. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet slowburn shifter story. Loved the narration!

  • By Karen on 12-02-18

Under a Blue Moon

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

Reviewed: 11-30-18

This is book two in Camp H.O.W.L. and is best to read in order.
Drew isn't a werewolf but has grown up part of the were community. He is coming to camp H.O.W.L. as a doctor and Nick is the new counselor.
This is also a Dreamspun beyond which is like a Dreamspun Desire so it is tropetastic, and a good fluffy romance as well.
There are lots of good characters, lots of action and some good man-sex.
Dorian Bane brings the story to life with his voice, and pacing. Dorian also is great with emotions always making a good story even better.

  • Law and Justice: Justice Series - Book 2

  • By: Donald L. Robertson
  • Narrated by: Scott Miller
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Bullets rip the air, snapping past Clay Barlow’s head as, riding Blue, he charges a band of robbers surrounding the Austin stagecoach. Clay lets loose with a load of buckshot from his 12-gauge Roper Repeating Shotgun. With his third blast, the robbers turn tail and race off into the Texas hill country, leaving one of their own dying in the hot Texas dust. At 18, Clay has been invited to join the Texas Rangers. Now, he rides to Austin to either put on the Rangers’ badge or fight for the law in Texas courts, fulfilling his parents' wish that he become an attorney.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Rousing Tale

  • By Jean on 11-24-18

I've been looking for a good old west

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

Reviewed: 11-30-18

This is the first book I have read by Donald L Robertson but wont be my last. I loved this story. It had a good old-west feel.
Clay Barlow is eighteen and riding to Austin as robbers attack the stage. He is invited to join the Rangers but has to meet with his Grandfather who is wanting him to join the family business in law.
I really enjoyed this story. there was a lot of action and it was like watching a western on TV. there was a spot where he went with the Irishmen to study law then suddenly he was back a couple years later and it felt like a gap in the story. but the rest of the story picked up and it was interesting.
Scott Miller is also a first time narrator for me. I loved is western sounding voice.It fit the story well and the characterization is good, pacing good and I will be adding hi to favorite narrators.
Now I need to listen to book one and do suggest you listen in order as I felt at the beginning I missed something too.

  • No Tears for Darcy

  • By: Vicki Reese
  • Narrated by: Brock Hatton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Former forensic accountant Cameron has lost nearly everyone he’s ever loved, and now his vintage clothing shop has been broken into and trashed. When town Police Chief Will Carson asks an out-of-town cop friend of his for help, Cam takes one look at the dark-haired, blue-eyed detective and knows he’s in real trouble - and it has nothing to do with vandalism or murder. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not for me.

  • By Belen on 10-24-18

A riveted suspense with so many twists

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

Reviewed: 11-20-18

No Tears for Darcy is a riveting suspense/ thriller that keeps you turning the page.
I immediately fell in love with Cameron and wanted to hug him. He lost his father to a hit and run, then his mother got sick and passed away. If that’s not a lot to endure, he found out his boyfriend was possibly cheating and then died on the day they were holding his mother’s Memorial.

Pete is a cop from the city that owns silent partnership in a new business in town with his brother. He is on leave from being shot in the leg and came home to recuperate. He is with his friend from the academy Will, who is the chief of police in town when they were called out to investigate a break-in at Cameron’s shop.

There are quite a few twists in the story but I won’t call this a mystery. I guessed the perpetrator pretty quick but not all of his involvement. Still, I couldn’t put it down. The characters are well rounded. The story intriguing. And the twisted nursery rhymes chilling. The sex is all off the page but still sexy. I highly recommend this book. It’s on my favorite list.

I loved this book so much it was on my reread list ( not many get that far so I was thrilled to listen and not disappointed. !

  • A Casual Weekend Thing

  • By: A. J. Thomas
  • Narrated by: Andy Babinski
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

Doug Heavy Runner left the life of an openly gay Miami police officer and returned to his home on the Salish-Kootenai Indian Reservation when his mother got sick. In the two years since she passed, he's carved out an empty life as a small-town deputy, relying on out-of-town one-night stands to keep him sane. Then he meets Detective Christopher Hayes, and they share a wild night so incredible Doug breaks his own rule and allows a one-night stand to grow into a weekend of amazing sex.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • When you least expect it...

  • By Donald on 09-23-14

A good emotional read

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

Reviewed: 11-20-18

Audio review
Warning* Emotional triggers* The bad guy is a pedophile, there is mention of rape on both characters sides. Though it is all off page no actual scenes. Not for the faint of heart!*
Christopher is on leave from a shooting. He and is partner are close but his partner is straight and a playboy. Christopher figures out he may to be able to go back to work with his hand the way it is. He gets a call and finds out his brother is dead, not that he cares, but when he walks in on his partner with a man it breaks his heart so he decides to go deal with his brothers body and estate. He stops in Missoula and meets a hot man. They have a great weekend but know they will never see each other again.
Doug works for the search and rescue team with the sheriff's office. He never expected to see the sexy man from the weekend until he came to ID the body and take care of the estate he didn't realize existed.
The story line is angsty, twisted and keeps you on pins and needles. The romance between the two men give the story a bit more softness.
Andy Babinski did a good job narrated. he kept me interested, the pacing was good and the voices ok. I recommend this audio!