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  • Ugly Love

  • By: Colleen Hoover
  • Narrated by: Grace Grant, Deacon Lee
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,990
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,804
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,804

When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she doesn't think it's love at first sight. They wouldn't even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn't want love, she doesn't have time for love, so that just leaves the sex.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, difficult listening

  • By Michelle on 05-20-15

Good but not my Favorite CoHo Book

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

Reviewed: 02-07-19

I felt this book was totally different than anything I have read by Colleen before, not to say it wasn't written just as well, it was just different. I wasn't sure how I felt about this one until I got to the end and then I realized I really did like it, it just isn't my favorite Colleen book. It took me a while to really find the story in this one, but it is there, just a little on the buried side. I must say this author is truly brilliant. She can take any story line and turn it into a beautiful love story. I absolutely loved Grace as Tate but it took me a while to come around on Deacon as Miles...the voice just wasn't doing it for me until almost the end.

  • Next in Line

  • A Brother's Best Friend Standalone
  • By: Amy Daws
  • Narrated by: Erin Mallon, Teddy Hamilton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253

Maggie's mind is reeling when she discovers the guy she became tangled up with at Marv's Bait & Tackle isn't a stranger like she thought. The big snag: Sam and Maggie's chemistry is hot enough to melt ice, which makes keeping their secret far more difficult than either expected. Especially when one of them decides they want this arrangement to be more than just a catch and release.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 4.5 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 01-10-19

Even Better than Wait With Me

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

Reviewed: 01-19-19

This book was so good, everything about it...the story, the characters were so easy to love and these narrators are amazing! I loved how they brought Sam and Maggie (Megan) to life. The narrators completely made this audio book what it is. I didn't think I would like it as much as Wait With Me but I like it even more. The fishing humor is so great, I laughed out loud many times and snorted plenty of other times...plus you get ALL the feels by the end.

  • Finding Cinderella

  • By: Colleen Hoover
  • Narrated by: Jason Carpenter
  • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 570
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 527
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 528

One year and one bad relationship later, his disbelief in love-at-first-sight is stripped away the day he meets Six: a girl with a strange name and an even stranger personality. Unfortunately for Daniel, finding true love doesn’t guarantee a happily ever after - it only further threatens it. Will an unbearable secret from the past jeopardize Daniel and Six’s only chance at saving each other?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good pre sequel of Hopeless

  • By @lindaerd on 09-19-17

Loved it!!!

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

Reviewed: 01-08-19

I loved this book. I'm so glad Colleen decided to write Daniel's story. I really enjoyed getting to know him better and also getting to know Six. I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about this one after reading Hopeless and Losing Hope but I feel this one fits in very nicely and ties everything together perfectly. What an overall feel good story!

  • Point of Retreat

  • Slammed, Book 2
  • By: Colleen Hoover
  • Narrated by: Kamran R. Khan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 572
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 519
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 529

Hardships and heartache brought them together...now it could tear them apart. Layken and Will have proved their love can get them through anything; until someone from Will's past emerges, leaving Layken questioning the very foundation on which their relationship was built. Will is forced to face the ultimate challenge: how to prove his love for a girl who refuses to stop "carving pumpkins". "Sometimes two people have to fall apart, to realize just how much they need to fall back together."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 08-09-18

Great Continuation

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

Reviewed: 01-08-19

I enjoyed this one just as much as I enjoyed Slammed and loved the continuation from Slammed to this one. I loved getting to have even more of Will and Lake's story and what happened after Julia passed away. I also like the fact that there is conflict between them and they have to figure out a way to get past it and how to work things out...love isn't always easy and there are many times when conflict comes up in a relationship. Colleen is a very talented writer and I am yet to find one of her books that I don't enjoy or think is just okay. It did take me a little while to be convinced that the narrator was Will and I think it's because he pronounced the Caulder's name a little differently than I would have expected.

  • Slammed

  • By: Colleen Hoover
  • Narrated by: Heidi Baker
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,006
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 896
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 901

Layken Cohen isn't your typical 18-year-old. After the recent death of her father, she is forced to be the rock for both her mother and younger brother. Outwardly, she appears resilient and tenacious, but inwardly, she's slowly losing hope. Enter Will Cooper: The 21-year-old new neighbor with an intriguing passion for performing "Slams". Will and Layken immediately form an intense and emotional connection neither of them knew they needed until it was found.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not for me. Too much teen angst.

  • By Jane on 08-17-13

Amazing Story and Narrators

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

Reviewed: 12-27-18

I can't believe this was Colleen first novel. It's so good I'd swear it came from a seasoned write, not a new one! Now, that being said, this is not the first book I read (or more accurately listened to) by this author, but I think it's one of my favorites, so far anyway. What an amazing story that would be an excellent introduction to Colleen's books for any one to pick up and I would be completely comfortable handling this book to a teenager to read. This book has a little bit of everything....drama, comedy, heart and really does contain all the feels...there is the friendship aspect, the love angle twofold...with your family as well as your boyfriend and then it also deals with the loss of a parent and having to find that new balance and taking on things you never thought you would at such a young age. I fell in love with Lake as well as Will and Eddie and ohmygoodness Kel and Caulder what great brothers to have! The narrators for this book completely brought Lake and Will to life and they were so good I felt like I was right there living this story within the pages.

  • The First Backwards Christmas

  • By: Brooke Williams
  • Narrated by: Brooke Williams
  • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

Jack Furst loves South Pole, Alaska, almost as much as his sled dogs and second only to his girlfriend, Joyce. But the area has taken a downturn in recent years, and he’s afraid it’ll be a ghost town before long. Joyce Nicholson enjoys her home base in South Pole and flies her single-engine plane to surrounding villages with supplies daily. When her company pressures her to move to another city with a better location and bigger population, Joyce fears leaving Jack behind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Quick Christmas Listen

  • By JLH on 12-12-18

Quick Christmas Listen

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

This was a very quick Christmas listen and was very different from anything else I have read. I loved the unique and different take on Christmas that Brooke creates in this story that takes place in South Pole Alaska. Usually with short stories I feel they are lacking but this one I didn't get that feeling. She made me feel like I was right there with Jack and Joy and enjoying Christmas with them. I can't wait to read the rest of the books that take place in South Pole. The narrator (Brooke) really made her story come alive for me.

  • Losing Hope

  • A Novel
  • By: Colleen Hoover
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 614
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 562
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 563

Haunted by the little girl he couldn’t save from imminent danger, Holder’s life has been overshadowed by feelings of guilt and remorse. He has never stopped searching for her, believing that finding her would bring him the peace he needs to move on. However, Holder could not have anticipated that he would be faced with even greater pain the moment they reconnect.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book was an example of pure perfection!

  • By Jordy ♡♡♡♡ on 08-13-13

Just as Good as Hopeless

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

Reviewed: 11-27-18

I really enjoyed this one almost as much as Hopeless, as I enjoyed getting Holder's point of view this time instead of Sky's and finding out more about Holder's relationship with Les and her subsequent passing away added so much to this story. Colleen has an incredible gift for telling a story, so much so that you don't feel like you're reading the story, but living and breathing it and this one is no exception. The narrator really brought Holder to life for me and made it even better. My only complaint is that at times it was a little repetitive of Hopeless but not overly so, and this is no way takes away from the phenomenal writing.

  • Too Late

  • By: C. Hoover
  • Narrated by: Emma Hudson, Ryan Gray, Max Thomas
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 501
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 462
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 463

Sloan will go through hell and back for those she loves. And she does, every single day. After finding herself stuck in a relationship with the dangerous and morally corrupt Asa Jackson, Sloan will do whatever it takes to get by until she's able to find a way out.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story with excellent narration.

  • By Misty on 05-18-17

Twisted but oh so Good

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

Reviewed: 11-05-18

Man or man where to begin with this one...I have been binge reading Colleen's books as I just recently started reading her and holy cows...this one is so different then the rest of them I've read thus far...way more twisted and dark but it's oh so good! I found myself cringing a few times and also completely loving Sloan and Carter (Luke). I also loved her character development as to all characters but especially Asa...what a twisted guy he is. If you're looking for something a bit more edgy, this is a great one to go with. The narrators really brought this story to life for me...Sloan, Asa, Carter, Dalton..all of them.

  • Confess

  • By: Colleen Hoover
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Louise, Sebastian York
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,456
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,321
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,318

Auburn Reed has her entire life mapped out. Her goals are in sight, and there's no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn't expect to find a deep attraction to the enigmatic artist who works there, Owen Gentry.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed

  • By meaghan3927 on 03-30-15

Owen & Auburn

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

Reviewed: 10-11-18

The more books I read/listen to by Colleen the more I love her writing. She is so incredibly talented and this one is no exception. I loved everything about this book, well except maybe Trey, but he made it what it is. Auburn and Owen came to life in my mind as well as AJ. The writing is detailed just enough to make you part of the story but not bore you with too many details. To me this book is so much more than a romance. It's a story about love, forgiveness of yourself, doing what you have to for your child as well as second chances. The way this all comes together is incredible and makes for an amazing listen and keeps you interested. The narrators brought Auburn and Owen completely to life for me.

  • Finding Bliss

  • By: Dina Silver
  • Narrated by: Cristina Panfilio
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 126
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 125

Growing up with an alcoholic single mother, Chloe has seen her share of heartbreak and disappointment, and is striving to build a new legacy for herself. After graduating from college, she takes a job working as a summer girl for the Reeds - a wealthy, accomplished family that personifies her American dream. Her summer takes an unexpected turn when the Reeds' eldest son, Tyler, the star quarterback for Notre Dame, shows up and turns her life upside down.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Finding Bliss is an emotionally charged book!

  • By Jordy ♡♡♡♡ on 07-23-13

Easy Story to Follow

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

Reviewed: 09-25-18

I enjoyed this story of Chloe and Tyler and really liked Cam, Chloe's best friend from college. I also loved the fact that the author was able to tie it to One Pink Line (which I absolutely loved). So seeing some of the characters reappear was fun for me, but in one way do you have to read One Pink Line to enjoy this book. The narrator did a great job of bringing the characters to life.