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  • Just for Show

  • By: Jae
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 251
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249

When Claire, an overachieving psychologist with OCD tendencies, hires Lana, an impulsive, out-of-work actress for a fake relationship, she figures the worst she'll have to endure are the messes Lana leaves around. It's only for a few months anyway. And it's not as if she'll enjoy all those fake kisses and loving looks. Right?  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story!

  • By CameeW on 10-13-18

Absolutely delightful

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

Reviewed: 03-26-19

Both characters are flawed but incredibly likeable and have great chemistry. Nothing in the book felt contrived and the whole story worked perfectly. I absolutely loved it and wholeheartedly recommend it.

The narrator was great, but there were a few points where I couldn't really hear the characters internal thoughts due to how quiet they were, thus the four star rating there. She still did a fantastic job bringing each character to life.

  • Princess of Dorsa

  • The Chronicles of Dorsa, Book 1
  • By: Eliza Andrews
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Saydah
  • Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 249
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 236

Princess Natasia is the eldest child of the Emperor Andreth, ruler of the Four Realms. If she was a boy, she’d be the unquestioned heir to the throne. But as a girl, her main duty in life is to marry someone her father can shape into his successor. Everything changes when an unknown, would-be assassin nearly takes Tasia’s life. Someone wants to destabilize the Empire - but who? Unsure of whom he can trust, the Emperor realizes that his daughter might be his best option for an heir. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The perfect blend of fantasy and lesbian romance.

  • By Heather Matthews on 01-14-19

A fantastic read.

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

Reviewed: 02-04-19

The world building and characters are absolutely phenomenal in this book. From chapter one, I have adored Tasia as a character and can barely wait to read about more of her story. Every character made sense and felt real, and all of the drama came from their own beliefs and desires interacting. It made for one of hell of a story.

The quality of the writing is also impressive. The word choice, use of language, imagery, and style all come together to create a book that is an absolute pleasure to read.

Then on top of that, the narrator does a spectacular job. Each character has their own voice and feels unique, and I'm a little in love with her Joselyn. I hope the writer and this narrator continue to work together and I'm already considering buying their last book.

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  • Balance of Forces: Toujours Ici

  • By: Ali Vali
  • Narrated by: Charley Ongel
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

Kendal Richoux's life began during the reign of Egypt's only female pharaoh. After accepting the opportunity to drink the elixir of the sun, Kendal becomes immortal and the Genesis Clan's slayer. History has taught her the dangers of getting too close to anyone who hasn't harnessed the power of time.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kick pass

  • By Kindle Customer on 10-23-18

Severely lacking, but somewhat fun.

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

The book is largely well written, save for the occasional swath where it isn't, but the story it's telling is one lacking tension. The protagonist has no weakness, and neither does the person she's fighting alongside, nor the more compelling love interest. Mostly, it just takes from other stories, largely Buffy, given that the lead is a 'slayer' who hunts vampires with forehead ridges who burst into dust when they're staked or beheaded.

Then, there's Piper. She is, without a doubt, the least likable love interest I've ever encountered in a book. Every scene she's in is an absolute chore. She's just unpleasant and treats everyone around her terribly.

Despite this, the book has several good characters and does a few interesting things. Though there were some interesting thematic bits that I wish they'd have touched on more, specifically with a woman from Africa owning slaves in the 1700s.

The narrator also didn't do a great job. Her delivery was slow, with frequent pauses, to the point that I had to speed up the playback to avoid frustration, and she uses the same voices for two major characters with a lot of scenes together.

All in all, the book isn't terrible, and at times it's even good, but that's about the most praise I can give it.

  • Promises, Promises

  • A Romp with Plenty of Dykes, a Unicorn, an Ogre, an Oracle, a Quest, a Princess, and True Love with a Happily Ever After
  • By: L-J Baker
  • Narrated by: Kitty Hendrix
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 73

Sandy Blunt is a witch with big dreams, but C-average magic skills. Her only noteworthy talent is for paying extravagant compliments to women. Trouble is, when she uses that gift, she unwittingly foretells the future for a pretty princess. And, the punishment for prophesying about one of royal blood is death... With the help of her ill-assorted companions, Sandy has a year and a day to travel to far-flung places, collecting the weird and magical items needed to turn her prophecies into promises and evade the executioner.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A world of remarkable women.

  • By Allan on 08-21-13

I love this book.

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

Two years after reading it, I still consistently think of this book and recommend it to everyone. It's just a delightful and really fun story, refreshingly chaste and sincere, and just hilarious all the way through. I can not recommend it enough.

  • Love's Verdict

  • By: Carsen Taite
  • Narrated by: Nicola Victoria Vincent
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73

Attorneys Landon Holt and Carly Pachett want the exact same thing: the only open partnership spot at their prestigious criminal defense firm. When Landon and Carly are forced to collaborate on the defense of one of the firm’s A-list celebrity clients in a high-profile murder case, there’s no question the assignment is a test to see which one of them will get the promotion. Fierce determination to stand out fuels the already heated rivalry between them, but all those late nights working on legal strategy also fan the flames of attraction. When it comes to the verdict, will they compromise their careers for love? 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sad to say I'm disappointed

  • By Captain H on 09-06-18

A fantastic lesbian legal drama.

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

Reviewed: 11-16-18

I love Carden Taite's writing style so much that I ran out and bought two more of her books while I was still listening to this. Her characters are fantastic, I especially loved Landon, but they were all well done and developed.

If you at all enjoy legal dramas and like a good lesbian romance, then this is a good option for you. It follows several of the genre tropes of each, but it uses them well and avoids letting them run the story for the most part. In the end, it's a previously sweet romance with some very loveable characters, who all feel real.

The narrator does a good job with the performance and reading, but her Boston accent is a little disconcerting when everyone is in Texas, and only grows stranger when she actually uses a Texan accent for one character. It doesn't detract from the book and it's easily ignorable, but it's an odd choice.

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