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D. B. Smith

Nashville, TN
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  • Unlawful Desire

  • By: Chelle Bliss
  • Narrated by: Lee Samuels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160

No matter how hard I tried to push her away, fate thrust us together again. Screw relationships. My motto: Hit it and quit it. Simple worked. Feelings weren't on the line, hearts weren't able to be broken, and I could keep my life simple. My friends told me to move on and find "the one", but I wasn't ready to love again. Until I met her. A dirty-mouthed temptress with a killer body that had me questioning everything. I knew I could ruin her forever, but not without losing myself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great!

  • By Jessica Counts on 09-06-17

Unnecessarily vulgar and plotless

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

Reviewed: 01-11-19

I’ve read erotic romance and erotica, but this story is just vulgar. Is written from the hero’s point of view so I fully expect a certain amount of crassness. However the verbiage and actions sound like that of a horny16 year old boy. The heroine is a virgin but is blatantly sexual and suggestive. The guy tries to tell her to get back in the cab and go home but she insists on staying with him overnight. She then stops him when things get hot and heavy telling him she’s a virgin and has no intention of having sex with him. She also implies he can’t handle her. So she’s basically a tease. She bends over in front of him in her dress and rubs up against him. Again, a tease. I’m halfway through the audio book and I’ve had enough. Not bothering to finish. The narrator does have a nice voice though.

  • Fierce Love

  • The Barrington Billionaires, Book 1
  • By: Danielle Stewart
  • Narrated by: Robin Rowan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 67

Telling James West he can't do something is like telling lightning it can't strike. The only thing that crosses his mind is, "challenge accepted." Finally sitting at the helm of his family's oil company, James is ready to conquer the industry. The gorgeous, mysterious woman who keeps crossing his path looks like the perfect distraction from the stress of his new role. He'll have to choose between having her in his corner at West Oil or taking her to his bed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Meh at best.

  • By D. B. Smith on 09-10-18

Meh at best.

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

First of all, the breathy voice only worked for Marilyn Monroe. It did not sound good on the heroin. Also, the heroine was whiny and a huge mouse. I didn’t look to see when this book was written, but there were so many potential sexual harassment suit’s that HR would’ve had a cow. Naked bodies and sex on the beach is tricky enough without the hero pouring sand on top of the heroin. And you’re not going near those girly parts until you get all that sand thoroughly washed off. Not much depth or strength in the characters. And the men should not be saddled with voices that sound nasally and prepubescent.

  • 69 Million Things I Hate About You

  • Winning the Billionaire, Book 1
  • By: Kira Archer
  • Narrated by: Kate Waldren
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93

After personal assistant Kiersten Abbott wins sixty-nine million dollars in the lotto, she suddenly has more than enough money to quit her impossibly demanding job. But where's the fun in that? She decides to stay and exact a little revenge on her insufferable ass of a boss.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome!

  • By James H. Anderson on 12-08-17

Very entertaining

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

Reviewed: 08-08-18

Full of fun shinanigans and sexy moments. Loved it. You really should give it a listen.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Some Kind of Hero

  • By: Suzanne Brockmann
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin, Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 350
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308

Navy men don't come tougher than Lieutenant Peter Greene. Every day he whips hotshot SEAL wannabes into elite fighters. So why can't he handle one 15-year-old girl? His ex's death left him a single dad overnight and very unprepared. Though he can't relate to an angsty teen, he can at least keep Maddie safe - until the day she disappears. Though Pete's lacking in fatherly intuition, his instinct for detecting danger is razor sharp. Maddie's in trouble. Now he needs the Troubleshooters team at his back, along with an unconventional ally.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Okay

  • By JuJu on 07-15-17

Two thumbs up

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

Reviewed: 08-02-18

Ok so I will listen to anything Suzanne B writes and this one didn’t disappoint. Peter and Shay were wonderful together. The secondary characters were just as fascinating. Love how they developed and matured throughout. Going straight to find the next in the series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Nobody's Baby But Mine

  • By: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Narrated by: Anna Fields
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,825
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,106
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,093

Jane Darlington is a genius at physics, but there's one problem she can't solve. She yearns for a child, but wants to spare it the pain of growing up as...well, a nerd. And surely any child of Jane's would be a little too brainy for the playground set. So she sets out to find a special man to father her child, someone without too much gray-matter between his ears: in short, a big, strong dope. Cal Bonner, legendary pro quarterback, seems to fit the bill. But there's something Dr. Jane hasn't counted on.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OK - I'm officially an SEP addict

  • By Jan Childress on 04-17-09

Great listen.

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

Reviewed: 07-06-18

This was an unexpected treat. Early in the story, I really disliked Cal. He was such a jerk. The author did an excellent job of turning his character around. The other characters in the story were wonderfully developed as well. I think I want to listen to the next I’m the series.

  • Second Best

  • By: Noelle Adams
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

We meet every other Wednesday night in a downtown hotel. No dates. No commitments. No hearts or flowers. Just his body and mine. Maybe I’m his second best. He’s definitely mine. But second best has never felt so good.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dreamy.

  • By D. B. Smith on 06-04-18

Dreamy.

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

Reviewed: 06-04-18

Wonderful story. Not just a bunch of sex, but en excellent storyline. Lovable characters that were realist and could easily be related too.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Animal Magnetism Series # 2, Animal Attraction

  • By: Jill Shalvis
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306

In Animal Attraction, the second entry in USA Today best-selling author Jill Shalvis's fun, sexy series, veterinarian Dell Connelly suspects his receptionist, Jade Bennett, has a reason for taking refuge in the quiet ranching town of Sunshine, Idaho. Contains mature themes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Must love dogs... And sexy vets

  • By SIMARA on 05-12-13

Very enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 04-23-18

Great story. Really great plot. You’re gonna fall in love with the characters. All of them. I just wish the ending would have extended back to them in Sunshine.

  • Hummingbird Lake

  • An Eternity Springs Novel
  • By: Emily March
  • Narrated by: Kathe Mazur
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118

Haunted by painful memories, pediatric surgeon Sage Anderson gives up medicine and moves to Eternity Springs. There she finds a place to call home, but even her newfound success as a gifted artist isn’t enough to keep her nightmares at bay. Colt Rafferty is about to change all that. Eternity Springs is a refuge for Colt, a place to ground himself when the stress of investigating tragedies takes its toll. He has come here for a little R & R, but instead of relaxing, he finds himself fascinated by the mysterious redhead whose secrets beg to be discovered....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Even Better than the First!

  • By Judy on 04-22-11

Good story

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

Reviewed: 04-16-18

No doubt this was a good story. However, part of the reason I wanted this book was because I thought it would finish up the Callahan story.
Sage’s story was was an emotional ride and that doesn’t happen often for me. Two thumbs up on that count.
But Gabe and Nic’s story was bound in there too and I started this series because I went through Gabe’s brothers first.
Although I read the Christmas novella, there was a lot of story about Gabe going back to Texas that was never delivered. I feel robbed. Now the twins are a year old so I can’t imagine any of the others in this series filling in that void. Very sad about being left hanging.

  • Luke - The Callahan Brothers

  • Brazos Bend, Book 1
  • By: Emily March
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146

DEA agent Luke Callahan has suffered one loss too many and a fishing trip with his brothers is just what his broken spirit needs to heal. What he doesn't need is a gorgeous stowaway harboring secrets and running from killers. Never mind that he does his best work undercover. Maddie Kincaid is accustomed to trouble, but she'd hoped to leave it behind when she settled in peaceful Brazos Bend. Who would have guessed that helping a gentle old man would land her in the middle of an attempted murder - her own?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful listen!

  • By Carla Alcorn on 12-21-16

Didn’t quite end the way I wanted it to

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

Reviewed: 03-28-18

The story was good , but at the end, I was really aggravated at Luke. I understand, but I feel he should have given a little more.

  • Barefoot in Lace

  • The Barefoot Bay Brides, Book 2
  • By: Roxanne St. Claire
  • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109

Tom DeMille lives his life exactly as he pleases - always alone. In fact, he's got that motto tattooed in Greek on his arm. But when Tom is suddenly saddled with guardianship of his 12-year-old niece, he'll lose more than his freedom if he can't figure out how to take care of her. Then an alluring young woman with pink hair and a sassy mouth shows up at his door, and he agrees to do the unthinkable - photograph a wedding in exchange for some help with his niece.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Barefoot in Lace

  • By Jan on 09-27-18

Wonderful!!!!!

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

Reviewed: 03-06-18

As a true romance novel, it doesn’t get any better than this. This is a story I will listen to many times. In addition to the perfect story, there could not have been a better narrator. She brought this story to life in glorious color. Ten thumbs up