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Nina DuBois

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  • Until We are Gone

  • By: Gia Riley
  • Narrated by: Sarah Puckett
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

I wanted a family with Cash. We had dreams - building a house, kids, a dog, and, yes, even the white picket fence. I don’t remember anything about my husband. Not the wedding or the vows we shared. The past 10 years were erased, but with time, they’re supposed to come back. But what if this isn’t your typical case of amnesia? What if I’m not supposed to remember? What if I was meant to forget? Maybe I don’t want my old life back. Because if the accident hadn’t happened, I wouldn’t have uncovered the truth. Losing my memory wasn’t tragic. Losing my memory was fate. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVED!

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-10-19

I really wanted to love UWAG

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

Reviewed: 03-06-19

I really hate to say this, but I did not like this book. I have loved everything Gia Riley writes, but Until We Are Gone felt like a hot, jumbled mess, and that's not her at all. I felt zero connection to the characters. I hated Meadow. There was building of relationships to explain why things were the way there were. I'm still so confused even after finishing and that ending was so disappointing. I'm going to go on and on about the things I didn't like, so I'll just close this out by saying I personally did not really enjoy this book and does not reflect the amazing writing and storytelling by this author.

Sarah Puckett is always so easy to listen to. I really love her voice and I finished this book in one sitting. Even though I didn't really love the story, I think that if your truly determined to read this book, listening to Sarah Puckett narrate this crazy story is highly recommended. She does a fantastic job.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Takin' It Back

  • By: Ash Krafton
  • Narrated by: Shelley Reece
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 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

Twenty-year-old Aerie hates running collateral recovery for her father’s magical supply shop. Repossession is a nasty business, even when you’re good at it. Her dream job? The store’s new acquisitioner, but Pop says that job’s for someone who finds things, not loses them. When a mysterious amulet must be found, Aerie sees an opportunity to prove her worth to him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Urban fantasy

  • By PattyH on 01-26-19

Lots of magic and a bit of suspense

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

Reviewed: 02-06-19

I have to say I really enjoyed Takin' It Back. The narration was solid and I thin Shelley Reece was great voicing Aerie. It made her character that much more likable and I really felt the insecurities she felt and the need to prove herself. This book was also very well written and I really enjoyed the suspense of it and the twist was something I did not see coming. I liked the repo-man side of this story where Aerie repossesses magical objects. It was a very cool idea and I thought Aerie handles herself well when she had to defend herself when people attacked her. The other thing I really liked was the suspense part of it and the awesome twist. Takin' It Back was a very easy and fun read with plenty of magic.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Hate Notes

  • By: Vi Keeland, Penelope Ward
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Lynn Barrington
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,558
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,158

It all started with a mysterious blue note sewn into a wedding dress. Something blue. I’d gone to sell my own unworn bridal gown at a vintage clothing store. That’s when I found another bride’s “something old.” Stitched into the lining of a fabulously feathered design was the loveliest message I’d ever read: Thank you for making all of my dreams come true. The name embossed on the blue stationery: Reed Eastwood, obviously the most romantic man who ever lived. I also discovered he’s the most gorgeous. If only my true-love fantasies had stopped there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THIS IS MY LOVE NOTE..

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 11-09-18

Very Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 01-30-19

Had it not been for the narration I probably would have disregarded this book completely. I didn't like the story all that much and the characters weren't much better. I found the story to be weak and the characters not very likable.

The thing about Hate Notes is that I thought it was mostly going to be a two people literally sending each other hate mail. Nope. OK whatever I'll get over it. But let me start off by saying that I think the main character Charlotte is straight up crazy and Reed should have run as far away from her as possible.The story was too perfect with everything falling into place for the heroine that I could have predicted the entire story. The heroine is a hot mess who I couldn't bring myself to like because she was literally chasing Reed through the entire book and I honestly thought she was trying to trap him. Reed wasn't much better. I hate to say that I didn't see what other people saw and just didn't care for this book.

  • Burn for You

  • Slow Burn, Book 1
  • By: J.T. Geissinger
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Diana Luke
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,531
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,396
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,387

Jackson "The Beast" Boudreaux is rich, gorgeous, and unbelievably rude to the staff at Chef Bianca Hardwick's New Orleans restaurant. Bianca would sooner douse herself in hot sauce than cook for Jackson again, but when he asks her to cater his fundraiser, Bianca can't refuse, knowing the cash will help pay her mother's medical bills. Then Jackson makes another outrageous request: Marry me. The unconventional offer includes an enormous sum - money Bianca desperately needs, even if it does come with a contract - and a stunning ring.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Slap slap kiss

  • By lisa cravens on 10-18-17

Slap, Slap, Kiss Kind of Love

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

Reviewed: 01-30-19

Oh this was a very sweet love/hate romance that I thoroughly enjoyed. Bianca is a feisty woman who had no problems speaking her mind and putting Jackson in his place, especially when he was rude to her. I loved their banter and the fact that as their attraction for one another grew so did their verbal fights. It was cute and fun. Jackson is not at all what Bianca thought him to be and there is far more to his cold exterior than meets the eye. I loved the slow way they fell in love and how Bianca was what Jackson deserved and Jackson was everything Bianca could have hoped for. Burn for You is a sweet romance that I devoured. I love this author and her amazing writing. Damn if this book didn't make me hungry for some New Orleans food.

The narration was pretty good. I liked Diana Luke instantly from the second I heard her voice. She is what I would expect a woman from New Orleans to sound like and she has a whole lot of fire to her voice that made me really like I was indeed listening to Bianca Hardwick. She was absolutely amazing and of course Sebastian York was good as well.

  • Rising Star

  • A Shooting Stars Novel, Book 1
  • By: Terri Osburn
  • Narrated by: Megan Tusing
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143

Can love survive the bright lights of fame? A popular DJ at the hottest station in Nashville, Charley Layton is doing what she's always wanted to do: living in the heart of country music. Charley puts her career first and relationships second, but when a charismatic stranger in a black cowboy hat invites her back to his place, she decides to give herself one night of no-strings fun. But Dylan Monroe isn't a no-strings kind of guy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet Southern Charm

  • By Nina DuBois on 01-30-19

Sweet Southern Charm

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

Reviewed: 01-30-19

I mostly enjoyed Rising Star and thought that for this to be my first read by Terri Osburn it was pretty good and I definitely enjoyed her writing. I liked Dylan a lot and thought he was a sweet country boy with a lot of manners, who knew how to treat a woman. He was a real genuine nice guy. I liked the music side of the story pretty well as well.

I really enjoy listening to Megan Tusing. She does a great job with accents and I loved her narration in Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart. The southern accent of Charlie is spot on and I love how she talks when Charlie's character is getting sassy. Love. Love. Loved her. Even the parts from Dylan's pov. She is a wonderful job narrating this audiobook.

My only issue with this book and why I didn't rate it higher is because the heroine Charlie was OTT and dramatic as hell. Everything was a big deal and turned into one huge leap into assumptions and insecurity. She didn't want to date Dylan because she is afraid of being like her mother who gave up on her dreams for a man and got pregnant with her and then there was obvious insecurity when Dylan goes on tour and she was just overly dramatic and annoying.

But other than Charlie's dramatics I did like Charlie and Dylan together. Their relationship was very easy and cute as they got to know one another and went on cute and simple dates. It was a nice set for this series. Now I can't wait to read the next book.

  • How We Fall

  • By: Melissa Toppen
  • Narrated by: Clarke Bellflower
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

I remember the very first time I laid eyes on Cole Lincoln. It still feels like yesterday when he stumbled into my life with his messy brown hair and dark eyes. Even though I was only 10 years old at the time, I knew right then and there that he was going to change everything. From that point on, Cole and I were always together, inseparable, and I naively believed we'd be best friends forever. But forever didn't last nearly as long as I expected. We grew up and grew apart, life driving the distance between us.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Friends to Lovers

  • By Nina DuBois on 12-18-18

Friends to Lovers

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

Reviewed: 12-18-18

The beginning started off pretty good, especially since I'm a sucker for a friends to lovers romance. Their friendship as kids is skimmed through bringing us to the present with both of them having flashbacks here and there. I didn't dislike this, but I didn't necessarily love it either.

My issue with this book was the fact the only air they truly cleared up was the fact that neither of them realized that they were both in love with each other. Cole apologizes for being the typical douche who dates the girl he's in love with best friend and the reason why they were no longer close. Melanie ups and leaves her boyfriend of two years to get with Cole the first chance she gets. I don't feel like she felt all that bad and just justified everything because she didn't love Nate and he didn't put her first over his work. She only admitted everything when Nate called her out on her feelings. Cole and Melanie fall into insta-love that it was too much for me to take. I understand you guys have always loved each other, but I really wanted them to explore what could be slowly and getting to know each other all over again.

Clarke Bellflower was nice to listen to as the voice of Melanie, but I would have preferred duel narrators to voice Cole. It wasn't all that easy listening to Clarke voice Cole and I often got mixed up as to who's pov I was listening to. That's really the only thing that annoyed me about the narration. It really killed Cole's pov for me.

I really wanted to like this book and thought that I liked more than I did until I started writing this review and realized there were things that I really bothered me about this book. I can completely understand why so many people love this book, but idk it just missed the mark for me personally.

  • Poison Study

  • By: Maria V. Snyder
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,837
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,469
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,480

About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She'll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace, and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia. And so Yelena chooses to become a food taster.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fantasy, with a touch of romance.

  • By A on 12-03-05

Great Fantasy

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

Reviewed: 12-18-18

This was very enjoyable and the story moved in a direction I really hadn't expected. The characters are all very likable, especially the main character Yelena. I loved how political this story is and how Yelena has to turn into a fighter and be smart about everything she does since her life is in constant danger. Gabra Zackman was very good as a narrator and I really loved her voicing the characters in this book that it almost felt like I was listening to multiple narrators.

  • Hard Core

  • By: Tess Oliver
  • Narrated by: Lauren Sweet, Marcio Catalano
  • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 49

Sometimes one good dose of trouble could turn your life around, put you on the right path. But I'd taken the opposite side of the forked road and headed off looking for even more trouble, like a junkie constantly searching for the next high. Never would I have guessed that turn would lead me to her. I couldn't stop thinking about her. She was an angel, a hardcore, bonafide angel, and in her short life she'd already had a taste of hell.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sexy and Enthralling💋

  • By Mandymay💄👠👛 on 10-03-17

Mehh It was Ok

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

Reviewed: 12-18-18

Hard Core was an alright read for me. I never really got all that into the story despite the fact that I did like the characters. The only downside was that I didn't like them enough to care too much about the final outcome of their relationship. It was quite difference since Ledger already had feelings for Jacy, but their relationship progresses pretty fast. The emotion wasn't all that deep and things they share with one another is direct, to the point, and had no real emotion or moments of complete understanding behind them. Therefore, I found Hard Core to be an ok read.

I did like the narration and that was probably the only reason I stuck with this one till the end.

  • 44 Chapters About 4 Men

  • By: BB Easton
  • Narrated by: Ramona Master
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100

School psychologists aren't supposed to write books about sex. Doing so would be considered "unethical" and "a fireable offense." Lucky for you, ethics was never my strong suit. After spending years trying to spice up my sex life, I gave up and took to my journal. Perhaps my gorgeous, cold, number-crunching husband simply wasn't capable of the kind of passion I'd come to expect.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a 5 star book sounds like

  • By Misty on 04-09-17

So Ridiculously Funny

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

Reviewed: 12-18-18

This book was just too crazy to actually formulate words to express how ridiculously funny and the craziness that is 44 Chapters About 4 Men. There are no words to define how much I love BB Easton. I love how much she keeps it real in this book, she holds nothing back, and doesn't sugarcoat anything. She has such a way with words I'm not sure how many times I burst into tear filled laughter. But one thing I will say is that this book will be relatable in some way. I mean the psychological trickery BB pulls on Ken is straight up evil genius. Like Pinky and the Brain, except BB actually takes over the metaphorical world that is Ken. Don't get me wrong there are plenty of things that BB cannot change about Ken, but those small victories clearly felt like she climbed Mount Everest. You will enjoy this book is for no other reason is than BB definitely has a way with words and you will laugh so much. Take a ride in the life of BB Easton.

Believe me when I say that Ramona Master was made to narrate these books. She does a perfect job being the voice of BB and she hits the nail on the head when it comes to the funny lines and utterly funny shock and "wth" moments in this book. I highly recommend listening to the audiobook.

  • Do You Feel It Too?

  • By: Nicola Rendell
  • Narrated by: CJ Bloom, Rock Engle
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

For urban-legend hunter and television host Gabe Powers, it’s business - investigate the most notorious haunted places in Savannah. Then he meets his new sound engineer, a dewy Georgia peach who may just turn this gig into (im)pure pleasure. All it takes is one night for them to conjure floor-rattling, wall-banging moans…but they’re not from the ghosts. Blame the rippling abs, the cocky swagger, the whole muscle-bulging package, but Gabe is bringing out good-girl Lily Jameson’s dirty side. Damn her code-of-conduct contract - this isn’t just a molten-hot fling.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I really did feel it

  • By Karen Dee on 11-28-18

Lighthearted and Sweet

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

Reviewed: 12-17-18

Do You Feel It Too? was such a lighthearted, sweet, and sexy read. I have how lighthearted her books are and they are quite funny to boot. What I liked about this book was the hero's job is his job. I mean who comes up with a character who's job is a ghost hunter who visits haunted places. How awesome. Anyways this book started off really god and Gabe was exploring some hauntings and meets Lily. Their relationship was so cute and hot as hell. I was so into their relationship and the writing was on point. But somewhere in there I kinda lost interest in this one. They both fell in love too fast for me and I wanted Gabe to be doing more ghost hunting with Lily.

CJ Bloom was really enjoyable to listen to. I'm not entirely sure how I felt about Rock Engle. I didn't dislike his voice, but I didn't quite love it for this character either. There were times when I thought his voice fit the character and others where I didn't think it was a good fit at all. So I'm indecisive on that front. Luckily, CJ Bloom was good and I really liked her.

The writing is still great and I love Nicola's writing, but this one is okay. I still mostly enjoyed it and really liked the characters, I just didn't get into it as much as I thought I would.

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