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  • Disgrace

  • By: Brittainy C. Cherry
  • Narrated by: Amanda Leigh Cobb, James Cavenaugh
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116

Each day I prayed for my husband to love me again. After 15 years together, he walked away from me, and into the arms of another. I didn’t know how to cope. I didn’t know my worth. I didn’t know how to exist without him by my side. All I wanted was for him to come back to me. Then, Jackson Emery appeared. He was supposed to be a distraction for my mind. A summer fling. A confidence boost to my bruised heart. We were perfect for one another, because we both knew we wouldn’t last. Jackson didn’t believe in commitment, and I no longer believed in love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Romance about Ordinary people dealing with life

  • By Deborah Boyd on 08-29-18

Heartfelt and Amazing

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

Reviewed: 10-10-18

Wow!!!!

Disgrace stole my heart. I loved this book. It gave me so many good feels while it made me want to punch anyone who hurt the heroine. Brittainy Cherry continues to blow my mind with her amazing writing and heartfelt stories. Jackson and Grace were such beautifully broken characters who healed one another. I loved the way they fought for the each other. Just know this book is amazing and I floating on cloud nine after reading this book.

I'm not sure I can read any book by this author ever again. All the audiobooks I have listened to of her books has been so amazing. Amanda Cobb and James Cavenaugh are perfection. I loved their southern drawl and the emotion that poured out of their voices. James was perfect as Jackson with his gritty accent with a hardness that personified Jackson's personality. I seriously loved them narrating this book. Soooo amazing. Well worth the listen.

  • Fear You

  • Broken Love, Book 2
  • By: B. B. Reid
  • Narrated by: Teddy Hamilton, Ava Erickson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 439
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 415
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 413

Lake Monroe has given in to her childhood tormentor too many times. She knows it, he knows it, and even their enemies know it. When he returned after being found guilty of a crime he didn't commit - a crime he thought she set him up for, he returned darker than ever, demanding her body and her submission. To survive him, she knew she had to give in to fear once more or suffer the deadly consequences....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Narration was perfection!!!

  • By Sara on 11-09-17

So frustrating

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

If it wasn't for the always amazing Teddy Hamilton and Ava Erickson I think I might have given up on this book. Fear Me was so good and let me so conflicted over Kieran and Lake's relationship. I was so addicted to their twisted love story and head games. Fear You was all about the head games, but not in a good way. I was over Lake's determination for revenge and wanting Kieran to go to jail while at the same time wanting him, loving, him, and being scared what would happen to him after she tried to put him behind bars forever. I usually like the heroine fighting back, but there was no purpose to it in this book. Lake just looked dumb. Willow and Shelton's presence was nonexistent until they were needed as verbal punching bags for Lake being a hypocrite about her relationship with Kieran. I'm just so over these characters. I still loved Kieran though. I think a lot of the plot was extra for no reason.

But I always love listening to Teddy and Ava who are remarkable narrators. So there's that.

  • Dirty Exes

  • Liars, Inc., Book 1
  • By: Rachel Van Dyken
  • Narrated by: Joe Arden, Teddy Hamilton, Kristin Watson Heintz
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142

Blaire has never quite gotten over Jessie Beckett, the ex-NFL star whose kisses were hot enough to ignite the entire Eastern Seaboard. When he chose work over her, Blaire was left brokenhearted. Why else would she have married a skeezy two-timer, just to divorce him less than a year later? Now Blaire is getting even by becoming one half of Dirty Exes, a PI firm fully committed to humiliating cheating jerks. If only the new jerk she’s been hired to uncover wasn’t Jessie Beckett himself.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed version of Fraternize

  • By Nina DuBois on 10-07-18

Disappointed version of Fraternize

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

I really wanted to love this book. I tried. I am a big lover of this author and she writes some pretty great books, but this one just didn't do it for me. Not to mention I felt too much like Fraternize, which I loved and is a much better version of this book. It was done so well.

I'll start with what I did like. The narration was really good. I got the same warm feelings I got when listening to Fraternize. I love the triple narration. It makes the book so fun to listen to and really gives each of the characters their own voice, literally. I love Joe Arden, he is a huge favorite of mine along with Teddy Hamilton. They are both amazing to listen to. So I'd highly recommend the audiobook because you will seriously enjoy it.

From the very beginning of this book I disliked Blair. Why do you ask? Because she is your typical woman scorned after she walks in on her husband cheating on her with her best friend and he has no remorse. So what does she do, she starts a PI business exposing cheaters. Yeah, Blair is a jerk. So of course she gets a new assignment and goes "undercover" to expose a new client when it turns out to be none other than a guy she dated in the past. He's an ex-football player whom she dated for three friggin weeks and never got over, and who she blames for rushing into her marriage. So Blair is extra determined to find Jesse cheating, especially when he shows interests in her through text messages. He never kisses her by the way.

So I will again say that I wanted to like this book, but Blair was a completely unlikable person. Her determination to find fault with both Jesse and Colin was annoying. I don't like that she made a career out of exposing cheaters. She finds out at the end that getting one side of the story for exposing people isn't always what's right. I mean she videotapes them in the act on Facebook Live. That's some messed up stuff. I really wanted to love this book, but I couldn't get past those things. The writing is still amazing and the story is really funny. I just have a few hangups.

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  • Behind the Bars

  • By: Brittainy C. Cherry
  • Narrated by: Erin Mallon, Kevin Free
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

When I first met Jasmine Greene, she came in as raindrops. I was the awkward musician, and she was the high school queen. The only things we had in common were our music and our loneliness. Something in her eyes told me her smile wasn't always the truth. Something in her voice gave me a hope I always wished to find. And in a flash, she was gone. Years later, she was standing in front of me on a street in New Orleans. She was different, but so was I.

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

  • By Cyndi on 05-07-18

Beautiful and sure to make you cry

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

I was in tears yet again after reading another book by this amazing author. Behind the Bars was so amazing. I loved Jasmine and Elliott. These two characters formed the best and most beautiful relationship ever. I loved watching them fall in love and how much they were willing to do to protect one another. Elliott was so perfect and innocent and made it damn hard not to fall in love with him immediately. Jasmine was so sweet and I felt so bad for her situation, but Elliott makes life and music her beacon of love and passion. He is her home.

It broke my heart to see how much Elliott changed when Jasmine returned to New Orleans, but she breathed life back into him and it was utter perfection. I also really loved TJ, Elliott's mom, and his sister. I can't help wanting to get emotional just thinking about this book. It was so beautiful and I loved every moment reading this book. Brittainy C. Cherry is such a poetic writer who will get you so lost in her books.

Erin Mallon was so great. I loved her as Jasmine. She was complemented excellently alongside Kevin Free who definitely nailed down how I would expect Elliott to talk, especially with his stuttering. I highly recommend listening to this audiobook because they seriously killed it. I felt all the emotions while listening to this book and I never wanted it to end.

  • The Unblocked Collection

  • By: Marni Mann
  • Narrated by: Joe Arden, Molly Glenmore
  • Length: 16 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,352
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,254
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,250

As the ever dutiful daughter at her father's prestigious real estate firm, Frankie Jordan never mixes business with pleasure. But after meeting her new client, Derek Block, her sexual fantasies have turned into intense cravings. This animalistic man has become the object of her desire. Only she can't have him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best 14 hours I've spent in a long time!

  • By ILoveBooksSue on 08-07-17

Very enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

The Unblocked Collection was really good. I enjoyed this story so much. It was steamy, sexy, and hard to put down. I liked both the main characters. Derek was so darn sexy and I loved his pursuit of Frankie. I loved their hot attraction to one another and the sex was off the charts. I did hate how Frankie acted sometimes jumping to conclusions and acting irrationally. But it never hindered my enjoyment of these books. I also really loved the narrators. I am so in love with Joe Arden's voice and love listening to him every chance I can get. His voice is amazing very hot. Molly Glenmore was also amazing and I thought she was excellent as Frankie. This book seriously took me by surprise and I enjoyed it more than I thought I would.

  • Bad Habit

  • By: Charleigh Rose
  • Narrated by: Lexy Richmond, Roberto Scarlato
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77

BRIAR - I was infatuated with Asher Kelley the moment he came tumbling through my brother’s window five years ago. Even bruised and bloodied, he was the most beautiful boy I'd ever seen. We couldn't ever be together. I was too young, and he was too untouchable. He was too troubled, and I was too naive. ASHER - I was drawn to Briar Vale from the first time she looked up at me with stars in her blue eyes. We could never be together. I was too old and she was too off limits.... 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not the best book.

  • By Anonymous User on 08-16-18

It was ok

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

I have some serious mixed feelings about this book. There were things I really like and enjoyed most of the story, but at the same time there were times when the story felt slow and slowly dwindled for me. I liked both Briar and Asher. The circumstances of their love is very complicated because Briar has always been a minor with Asher being five years older than her and Briar being the little sister of his best friend. Yet, the connection they share is strong and Briar's feelings for him have been strong and unwavering. She always protects Asher when people think he's trash or is nothing but a bad seed. She was always there for him when he needed someone. Asher is troubled without a doubt. He's holding a grudge against Briar that's built for three years, but even still he can't help how much he wants her and knowing that he shouldn't. I loved their undeniable attraction despite how wrong it was.

I also really enjoyed the narration. Lexy and Roberto were really good and enjoyed listening to them narrate this book.

At the same time as I'm reading about how Briar feels for Asher sometimes it was hard to really feel that love and emotion. There were times when the story kinda dragged in some areas for me.

Bad Habit was an ok book for the most part and will be a really good read for most. I do like Charleigh Rose's writing. This one grabbed my interest, it just couldn't completely keep my interest. I will probably read the next book in the series though because I do like all the other characters in this book.

  • The Club

  • The Club Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Lauren Rowe
  • Narrated by: Lauren Rowe, John Lane
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,078
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 983
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 976

When playboy businessman Jonas Faraday receives a private note from the anonymous intake agent assigned to process his online application to an exclusive club, he becomes obsessed with finding her and giving her the satisfaction she claims has always eluded her, in order to fulfill his own desperate need for redemption.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Man Whore meets Law Student

  • By Rusty on 01-14-15

It was Ok. Not my favorite by this author

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

I really wanted to like The Club. I have loved all of Lauren Rowe's other books so far. But I have to admit I'm a little on the fence about this one.

I thought how they met was pretty funny and creepy at the same time. I liked Jonas a lot and thought he really tried to be better and do better when it came to Sarah. He's got some real issues, but I think he was definitely trying to overcome them for her. Sarah on the other hand had buckets of baggage and it is always at the forefront of the story and it make her character really annoying. How she treated Jonas because of the stuff he wrote in his sex club applications was unfair and she threw it in his face every chance she got. So because of that I'm a bit on the fence with this book. I do want to know what the deal is with this club though.

Lauren Rowe was amazing as always narrating and John Lane is a favorite of mine. You can't go wrong with this audiobook. It made getting through the story a lot easier.

  • Devil You Know

  • Lost Boys, Book 1
  • By: L. A. Fiore
  • Narrated by: Tracy Marks
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 497
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 474
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 475

Damian Tate. One look into his sad green eyes and I was hooked. I wanted to be the one to make him laugh, to make him smile. I hadn't expected him to be the one to make me blush, to make me hot...to make me fall in love. He was my first kiss, my first love, my first everything. I wanted forever with him, but life got in the way.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Deep and Slow Burn

  • By Danni on 03-24-17

Didn't quite hit the mark

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

Reviewed: 09-23-18

I just don't know about this one. I really wanted to love it and the beginning was good. I liked how Thea and Damien became friends and how that friendship turned into love. It was great seeing how easily Thea and Cam's parents took in Damien and made him a part of their family. It was sweet and beautiful. Once he left and years had passed it kinda fell off for me. I liked that Damien came back and Thea was still very much in love with him after his time in the military. But somehow the story kinda went all over the place for me and it felt like something was missing. I liked the suspense part even though it was obvious, at least to me, from the beginning who the dirty cop was. But I wanted more from Damien and Thea's relationship. I can't quite put my finger on it. But regardless, I started to lose interest.

The narration was good. I usually like Tracy Marks, but I think I was less interested in this story. She tends to do a really good job and I loved her narrating Collecting the Pieces by this author as well. She is enjoyable to listen to and really makes me feel the characters emotion.

Devil You Know was a decent start to this series because I'm really excited to get Anton's book because I really loved him, Razor, and Cam.

  • Hooked

  • By: Brenda Rothert
  • Narrated by: Lee Samuels, Kirsten Leigh
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186

I've met the best woman at the worst possible time. Miranda is the fire to my ice - a sexy, charmingly candid spark who breaks down my walls and reminds me what it's like to feel again. But I'm being forced to date my team owner's daughter to keep my job, so I can't be caught with Miranda. Still, we're getting closer - until Miranda finds out about my "girlfriend". And that's not the only secret I've been keeping. But Miranda's the one I want...even if she doesn't believe me.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Book hog

  • By Michelle Holbrook on 07-27-17

Cute sports romance

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

Reviewed: 09-19-18

Hooked was pretty decent for a sports romance. I'd consider more of a girl falling for a guy who happens to play hockey. Miranda meets Jake when she is cleaning his room at the hotel where she works as a maid. Miranda doesn't bow down to Jake's demanding behavior and pretty much gives him lip and sarcasm. So of course he's interesting in this girl because she doesn't put up with his crap. I liked how the relationship between them grew. She didn't give into him so easily and took things slow. I really liked them together. Miranda really cared about him and never pushed for him to share things about his past. Jake was also very supportive of Miranda while she's in college working two jobs, he even helped her study. Swoon. He even offers to help her pay for college so she can quit one of her jobs.

I really liked Lee and Kirsten. They both have great voices that I loved thinking of as Jake and Miranda. This was a very enjoyable audiobook.

  • Fear Me

  • Broken Love, Book 1
  • By: B.B. Reid
  • Narrated by: Ava Erickson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 567
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 537
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 537

I don't believe in fairy tales and Prince Charming. I believe in fear. He taught me how to be afraid. We first met on a playground on a wonderful summer day. It was the first time he hurt me and it wouldn't be the last. For 10 years, he's been my tormentor and I've been his forbidden. But then he went away, and yet I was still afraid. Now, he's back, and wants more than just my tears. You see...he thinks I sent him away so now he wants revenge...and he knows just how to get it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This story had me pulling my hair out!

  • By Brazao on 10-09-17

Crazy, Sexy, and Dark

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

Reviewed: 09-19-18

I'm very conflicted over this book. I really enjoyed the beginning and Kieran, Keenan, and Dash were so crazy and interesting despite their long list of faults. Let's be their real, their all complete assholes and I loved them.

Kieran and Lake's relationship is complicated. Lake's has tormented by Kieran for like ten years. He did some real horrendous things that go beyond bullying. He terrorized her and made life a living hell. But it was clear that Lake liked Kieran anyways, she was drawn to him and he to her. Let me say holy hot damn, these two were like a raging inferno bound to get burned.

There were things I liked and didn't like. But overall I still really enjoyed the story. It was twisted and dark. There was drama, hot as hell sex, and suspense. I liked Lake's relationship with Willow and Shelton and how messed up all their relationships were. Fear Me is both addicting and frustrating in the best worse way. But I have to say Ava Erikson made this book so much more enjoyable and easier to get into than when I first picked up this book. She helped me slip into this story and get hooked. This is not to say the author's writing was good because it definitely was. When I first picked up this book, it was hard to get into it at first, but as I listened to Ava Erikson I was drawn into the story faster and easier. She does an amazing job voicing Lake and bringing this story to life. Highly recommend the audiobook especially if you're on the fence about this one.