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  • Shelter Mountain

  • By: Robyn Carr
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,730
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,196
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,197

Marine veteran John "Preacher" Middleton intimidates just about everyone who walks into his bar. But when an abused young mother comes in, seeking protection from her ex-husband, Preacher promises to become her guardian - and maybe something more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story of kindness and unconditional love

  • By Houston mom on 12-01-12

I wanted more John, Christopher, and Paige 👩‍👦👪

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

Reviewed: 02-02-19

The synopsis is completely misleading. I have recently discovered this series and even though I enjoyed Virgin River I just wanted Mel and Jack to just be in the background. I was not expecting them to be part of the main cast. Half of the book seems to revolve around them and I was a bit annoyed by that.

In some series I have noticed the first couple in a series tends to be in the background as a series progresses. However there are a couple of series where the main couple introduced in first book of a series are overly prevalent in the following books. It seems as though Mel and Jack are going to the latter. I get what Mel does and I get with that Jack does and why they will be in most if not all books however I don't want them to take half of a book.

I was excited for Preacher to have his happily ever after but yet there was so many other points of view going on that it got to the point where it was overwhelming. We had to deal with Rick and his issues and then we had to deal with Mike and his issues. I just wanted to enjoy Preacher, more affectionately known as John and Paige's love story. I would love to have seen John interact more with Christopher however there were so many other points that needed to be done in this book that it kind of took away from the main characters.

I hate when the main characters are secondary characters in their own book and that is what happened with John and Paige. This book was a great addition to the series however and there's going to be more than one main couple in the book The synopsis should allude to that. At first I was okay with Mel and Jack being part of the story but when it came to the point where they took over half of the book it just didn't seem right. There is a lot of action and a lot of Great Moments with in this book when it came to John and Paige. Also Mel is a rockstar.

  • Virgin River

  • By: Robyn Carr
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,005
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,287
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,289

Recently widowed, grieving Los Angeles midwife/nurse Melinda Monroe answers a small upstate town's ad for help. Nestled amongst California's giant redwoods, quaint Virgin River is host to many quirky characters - including bar owner Jack Sheridan, who may be just the man to make Melinda smile again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Virgin River Rocks

  • By Rusty on 11-25-16

Welcome to Virgin River

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

Reviewed: 02-01-19

Let me first start off by saying I have never heard of Robyn Carr prior to a 42 author challenge that I am participating on Facebook. I am not a bit contemporary fan so I was a bit hesitant about starting this book. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by this book.

Mel is a widow who is trying to start over by running from her problems. I good chuck of the beginning of the book was Mel telling everyone that she is not staying and she is going to leave soon. I understand that the dream she had of Virgin River was not she got in reality. I get it you want to go however stating you are leaving all the time was annoying. I liked Mel but not everyone heroine is perfect.

Jack is a war vet. I have a thing for a damaged/tortured hero so I was already invested in him before him and Mel got together. He is sweet and is understand to a fault. When he found Mel crying and apologizing to her dead husband. He came to the conclusion that he is okay with just being a warm body for Mel and I almost lost my mind. He knew it was going to be an uphill climb but for him to think so little of himself just drove me nuts. I am glad Mel explained to Jack what that scene really was. I would have been completely upset if she allowed him to think so little of himself.

This book is setting up multiple books to happen. There were a lot of people and a lot of different points of views. This is one thing that I really wanted resolved but it never happened. I am hoping in the next book it finally does. I cannot wait to get more in-depth with the residents and the newcomers to Virgin River.

  • Archangel’s Viper

  • A Guild Hunter Novel
  • By: Nalini Singh
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 741
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 712
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 712

Once a broken girl known as Sorrow, Holly Chang now prowls the shadowy gray underground of the city for the angels. But it's not her winged allies who make her a wanted woman - it's the unknown power coursing through her veins. Brutalized by an insane archangel, she was left with the bloodlust of a vampire, the ability to mesmerize her prey, and a poisonous bite. Now, someone has put a bounty on her head....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Venom sounds like he's got throat cancer

  • By KSonAmazon on 10-01-17

Next...

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

Reviewed: 01-28-19

This book was not the best in this series. I waited a long time to read this book because I felt as though it would not have the same type of magic as the other books. I 100% disliked Holly. I understand all the things she went/going through but she did not have to treat Venom like he was located at the bottom of her shoe. Venom was eh..

  • The Omega's Secret Baby

  • Oceanport Omegas, Book 1
  • By: Ann-Katrin Byrde
  • Narrated by: John Solo
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 134

Eight years ago, Eli gave up his future as a veterinarian because of a blue line on a pregnancy test. Now a single dad to the best little boy in the world, he's working at an animal shelter and trying his hardest to ignore the small town gossip that follows him and his son around. Contrary to popular belief, he does know who the other father is - the irresistible alpha from his youth. But Matt's upper class family doesn't think an omega is good enough for their son.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet, easy listening

  • By anonymoose on 03-25-18

Second Chance Romance

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

Reviewed: 01-23-19

This book was just okay. Matt and Eli's parents where straight trash. Actually the entire town of Oceanport was trash. The fact that most of the book had to deal with the town judging who is Eli's baby daddy and what is going on with his brother was a bit annoying. I understand that people are curious but the fact the book put so much emphasis on that got old very quickly.

When Matt found out Eli's son was his his reaction was great. I am glad that they got their second chance. Matt really cared for Eli in this book which made me happy. There are time an author will give a couple a second chance but the main characters do not seem to have chemistry. With these two you could tell they had it and then some.

I will continue to read this series because I am curious about what Griff has been doing.

  • Champagne Spiced Omega

  • The Hollydale Omegas, Book 4
  • By: Susi Hawke
  • Narrated by: Drew Bacca
  • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

Ian’s entire adult life has been spent climbing the ladder to partnership at his law firm and squeezing in a little fun with omegas in his spare time. Settling down with one and starting a family is so far from his thoughts, it’s laughable. So why does he find himself sticking around to help an adorably awkward omega as he struggles to keep a tiny human alive? 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Do not let the length of this book fool you.

  • By ShaSha (Lover of Audiobooks!) on 01-23-19

Do not let the length of this book fool you.

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

Reviewed: 01-23-19

I really enjoyed this book. I remember Cecil way back in Cinnamon Spiced Omega and I enjoyed him there. There was not much we knew about his aside for the fact he liked to go on vacay and he owned a thrift store. Ian on the other had we knew a lot about. He broke Tom's heart after we met him in Pumpkin Spiced Omega. I did not want him book but Ms. Susi Hawke so yes you will get it and you will enjoy him.

I enjoyed Ian and Cecil's relationship. Who would have thought Ian would be the one who enjoys kids and knows how to hold one. LOL There were a lot of different revelations that occurred in this book which caught me off guard but in a good way. I am glad that we got to see some of the old characters and a couple of ones that we might have forgotten about but will have a book soon.

I love this series and I love Drew Bacca's voice. Every time I hear 'This is Drew Bacca for Falcon Sound Company' I know it is going to be a good listen.

  • Doctors Orders: A Two Daddies Romance

  • By: Preston Walker
  • Narrated by: Arthur J Hoyt
  • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

God, I never meant to get pregnant - especially not by him. A cold, cruel, downright violent alpha? I never wanted that, but here I am broke, homeless, and expecting this psychopath's baby. It's pure dumb luck that my baby lands in the arms of a gorgeous and protective alpha doctor that seems to have an eye for me, too. Is this what I want? Do I want to fall into the safety of Connor's embrace? Or should I run while I still have the chance - before my son's father finds us?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very cute book

  • By Rebecca Azizov on 01-22-19

I don't know

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

Reviewed: 01-16-19

I have been listening to a lot of mpreg books lately and this book seemed to bring a good book to add to my catalog. When I requested this book I have never heard of Preston Walker. I had no idea who this is individual was and what their writing style would be. I can honestly say that I still don't know what their writing style is only because I listen to this audiobook.

The audiobook made it seem as though the Alpha, Connor, was a bit simple. I understand that he is a doctor but the way the narrator brought his voice to life it made him seem a bit not Alpha, if that makes sense. I cannot seem to figure out if Connor is supposed to be from the south or if the narrator is just horrible with voices within this book.

Reese's voice on the other hand was just okay. There were times where I was into his voice and then the narrator decided to slow down and Reese became a bit high-strung. I don't know if Reese is supposed to be high but that is the impression that I got from the narrator.

In other reviews I mentioned how a narrator can make or break a book and in this case the narrator just made this book a bit eh to me.

The story was not a bad one. It was just a typical second-chance book. It isn't in my top five mpreg books but it wasn't the bottom five of my list of books either. I think if I read this book I would have a different opinion of this book but since I listened to it all I can hear is the voice of Connor in my head and that is throwing me completely off.

Maybe I will purchase the book and wait a couple months to read it to see if my opinion changes but currently the narrator made this book not the best.

  • Alien Instinct

  • Alien Instinct - Book 1
  • By: Tracy Lauren
  • Narrated by: Noelle Bridges, Mason Lloyd
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162

Rennek is an honor-bound male whose very existence in life is tarnished by the sins of his father. When he and his crew stumble onto a trafficking ring his immediate instinct is to rescue the females. He finds himself drawn to one of them, setting in motion a dangerous course of events propelling him towards his destiny. Can Rennek be the leader his people need him to be as the secrets of the past are uncovered?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly entertaining!

  • By Jonella A. Moore on 10-04-18

I am completely invested in this world.

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

Reviewed: 01-16-19

Tracy Lauren is someone who I have never heard anything about. I was one Audible and I decided to choose this book because I like sci-fi romance and I thought this would be a good book to continue my sci-fi romance kick. I have to admit this was a fantastic choice! Miss Lauren killed this book and all I just wanted this book to be somewhat decent however she made this book amazing.

Rennek was such an honorable male that as soon as he came on the scene I knew he was not going to be a jerk. In so many instances the hero in a Sci-Fi or a paranormal romance book is an ass. He is overly confident and thinks that he is God's gift to women but with rennick he was not like that. He tried to woo Kate and not think that she was just going to magically fall in bed with him. I enjoyed Kate as a character as well.

Yes she had some moments where she did some stupid things but unlike other heroines she did not put herself in danger because she thought she could get her way out of the situation that she's currently in. Whenever something bad was happening she told Rennek instead of trying to handle the issue herself which I 100% appreciate it.

What this book there were a lot of separate plots happening and when this book ended there were more questions than we got answers. Take for instance the person who put a bounty on Rennek and his friends. Yes the bounty was removed at the end of the book however there still a traitor within the Federation but yet nobody knows who that person is. That person is just floating around still living their best life while humans are being trafficked still.

Also what happened to Rennek's dad? That is a question that I am 100% invested in because he up and disappeared and nobody knows what happened. I am 100% looking forward to the next book and hopefully the next book is available in audiobook soon because I cannot become vested in a series when there's only one audiobook available when there's actually four books in total!!

I also have to say I enjoyed Mason Lloyd and Noelle Bridges as Caton Riddick. They made this book come to life without them I don't think that I would have gotten the same experience as I would have.

  • Freedom for His Omega

  • The Outcast Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Crista Crown, Harper B. Cole
  • Narrated by: Kenneth Obi
  • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

On the trail of an arsonist, alpha wolf Asher Lambert stumbles across a wounded omega guarded by a scarred grizzly shifter who says they were waiting for him. Asher takes them both home, figuring the least he can do is help Jesse get on his feet, literally and figuratively. Can Asher break away from the known and risk starting a new pack with his mate, his ragtag group of friends, and the silent bear who just won't leave?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • such an amazing variety of voices

  • By save our wildlife on 08-29-18

Is this story setting up for an epic ending?

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

Reviewed: 01-09-19

I have been on an mpreg kick for about two months now so I am slowly but surely making my way through the genre. Crista Crown and Harper B. Cole are two new Authors to me end I have to admit that I will continue going through their catalogs. This book was super short, just like most of these books in the genre are. I enjoyed the two main characters in this book, Jesse and Asher.

Jesse has had a rough life and so has a sure. The two of them together compliment one another and I like the fact that Jesse was the one that initiated their relationship. A lot of these books that have Alphas and Omegas tends to have the Alpha pursue the Omega but I liked how the Omega is the one that decides what ends up happening to their relationship.

This book sets up for an epic conclusion. I don't know when it's going to be but I do like the fact that it is hinted at there is going to be something epic that is going to be happening and I really hope that I am not let down. I am invested in this world so fingers crossed it is something that has me saying, WTF!!! I also am obsessed with Casper. I think he is such a wonderful character and I hope that he has his happily ever after and I want to know more about him and how he came to be.

  • Jane

  • By: Michelle N. Onuorah
  • Narrated by: Natalie Naudus
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101

Jane Daugherty has survived what can only be described as the childhood from hell. She has vowed to build a new life, and at 24 years old, she is fulfilling this vow, successfully working as the youngest tenure-track professor at the University of New York. Jane's life takes an unexpected turn when she is reunited with the childhood friend she protected in foster care. Alexa Masterson introduces Jane to the family that adopted her, a family that includes her older brother, Aiden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome and uplifting

  • By natasha on 03-21-18

Having faith.

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

Reviewed: 01-09-19

This book had me 100% conflicted. It had a lot of angst, betrayal, love, and emotions throughout this entire book. This book slowly morph into a Christian or a faith-based novel and I had no inkling that it would turn into such a thing. I don't have any issues when it comes to faith-based novels butt I just wanted to know that is where it was going to end up.

I enjoyed Jane, yes she was a bit jaded and held everybody at an arm's distance but with her past and what has occurred to her I can totally understand where she is coming from. Aiden was what every woman wanted when it comes in a partner. He was always searching for a deeper connection when it comes to Jane.

This book was a pleasant surprise. I loved Alexa and Jane's relationship. They would do anything for one another and throughout this book you can tell that they love one another and nothing and anyone will not come in between them.

When the revelation about what happened to Jane actually occurred all I wanted to do was cry not only for Jane but for Aiden. Jane has always been the strong one but during that scene you can see how much everything ended up affecting her. Throughout the entire book it was implied that Jane was abused but the fact that it was spoken out loud it's just seemed like a blow to your gut.

This was the first time that I've actually read a book by Michelle N. Onuorah and it won't be the last. She is a talented individual. This book held me from the prologue to the very ending. This book was 100% complete and I was satisfied when this book ended. Certain books you feel as though the author should give you more but with this book the author gave me exactly I wanted.

  • Coaching the Bear: A Paranormal Shifter Romance

  • Bear Shifter Games, Book 1
  • By: AJ Tipton
  • Narrated by: Audrey Lusk
  • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 42

A debonair billionaire struggling to improve his company. A voluptuous personal trainer with nothing left to lose. Can their passion save the people they love? Handsome bear shifter Walter has the vision and drive to save his family's company, but not the power. After months of watching his older, playboy brother, Raymond, destroy the family business, a drunken bet finally gives Walter the opportunity to win it all back. Everything comes down to the shifter games: a contest of strength, speed, and cunning, where the winner takes all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nice story

  • By Amazon CustomerBeliever on 02-27-17

So many plot holes are unresolved.

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

Reviewed: 12-22-18

So this book is about 2 hours long in audiobook. The narrator was okay and the story was a smutfest. The story tried really hard to not be overly smutty but the one scene and the way that the characters talked about sex made its smutty.

There was actually some plot but the plot did not end up working well with the story. I don't know what it is but something just seemed off and I could never get into this book. Both of the characters, Katherine and Walter, we're just odd. They didn't really have chemistry aside from the shenanigans in the woods.

Also Walter's brother, Raymond, has some issues. This story just felt incomplete because Raymond was doing some shady things but it just seemed to be glossed over. Nothing seemed to be resolved with this story and I don't know if that was intentional so the reader can go to the next book in the series or if that is all we're going to get of Raymond. Either way it didn't end as a good Cliffhanger if this is going to continue within the next book only because there was no indication that it would continue. Usually was Cliffhangers it's pretty obvious.