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  • The Billionaire's Triplets, Book 3: The Fake Fiance

  • By: Mia Caldwell
  • Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Hailey Bishop was used to low expectations, accepting whatever the world’s tides sent her way. She had a boyfriend, a best friend, and a degree in library sciences, although no job yet. If Brian ever proposed, she'd probably say yes. Then Hailey got the "letter", unexpectedly, from a sister at the orphanage in which she'd grown up. It revealed the name of her birth mother. It took Hailey only a few Google searches to find Annabel Edwards, who was semi-famous and living in Spain. Hailey not only had a mother, but two sisters who each had triplets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting Story!

  • By Virginia on 09-28-18

Recommended

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

Reviewed: 10-21-18

Overall a good story. At first I didn't like Alexander at all. It was a long time before he started to show some redeemable characteristics. I felt sorry for Haley and frustrated that she would be so foolish as to run away from Alabama and how somewhere she didn't know anyone with no money limited and knowledge of the language. Then to set out to get drunk and pick up a guy in the bar. I mean really?

The story does get better and eventually all is well.

Meghan Kelly did an excellent job narrating. Her accents were fun to listen to and she did a great job with the inflections and emotions of the characters. Although I can't say I am anxious to partake of another Mia Caldwell story, this one seemed to go on and on, I am looking forward to hear another story narrated by Ms. Kelly.

I recieved a free Audible copy of this story for an honest review.

  • Christmas Candy

  • By: Samantha Jacobey
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Hensley-Mayes
  • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11

Candice Parker's life has never been easy. Plagued by losses and setbacks, each day is a struggle for the petite brunette and her young son. When fireman Gary enters her world, he is one mistake she refuses to make; but after tragedy strikes, she may not have a choice. Gerald Ford has never been what anyone would call settled. Always keeping things simple, he lived a fast and furious lifestyle, with no intentions of slowing down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Cute Christmas romance

  • By JreaderLee on 11-15-16

Not Recommended

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

Reviewed: 10-19-18

I listened to the 2nd story, Christmas Eve, in this series first. That one was okay but I wanted to know if by listening to this story it might clear up some of the issues in the 2nd. What it did was solidify for me the issues started with this story and carried over to the next. I couldn't even finish listening to this one.

I was very disappointed that Candy was depicted as a spoiled brat acting more like she was 13 than 24. How Gary could even think about dating someone that self centered and childish I can't understand. There is a lot of unnecessary narration which doesn't move the story forward and little enough actual interaction. The story is unrealistic from a fireman leaving the scene of a fire and not even informing anyone where he was going to saying to depicting the fire happened a few minutes ago. Fires of that nature with multiple people needing rescue and with injuries don't finish in minutes.

I felt the story to be stilted and choppy written by someone just starting out. The narrator did a good job with what there was but there was only so much she could do.


  • Christmas Eve

  • Sweet Christmas Series, Book 2
  • By: Samantha Jacobey
  • Narrated by: Christine Kelly
  • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Candice Parker’s life has never been easy. Plagued by losses and setbacks, each day is a struggle for the petite brunette and her young son. Last year, a tragedy forced her to accept the help of a man she had refused to even date. Today, she’s ready to take the next step, but will his rich and powerful mother allow it?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet Holiday!

  • By PATRICIA on 10-20-18

Recommended

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

Reviewed: 10-18-18

Over all a good short story. It was obvious that there was more to the story before this one took place. The segue was fairly smooth and the main points were covered. Because of this I let go some of my concerns regarding the character development which I considered lacking. It also meant there seemed to be more 'narration' than I prefer.

The narration was good I liked the various voices and inflections and pacing were in keeping with the story.

I felt a stiltness to the story whether this is a result of the way it was written. Trying to get a lot of information un a short amount of time or from the narration. This was annoying at times.

I received Christmas Eve for free in exchange for an unbiased review.

  • The Sheikh’s Tamed Bride

  • The Sharif Sheikhs Series, Book 2
  • By: Leslie North
  • Narrated by: Erin Coker
  • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Rashid Sharif has never apologized for his wild lifestyle, but after one scandal too many, his family is fed up with his ways. He’ll agree to his brother’s outrageous demand that he marry, but it won’t be to some wallflower as his conservative family would prefer. If he’s going through with this farce, there’s only one woman he’ll take as his wife - his sister-in-law’s American friend Mila. She’s a rebellious little thing, with fiery passion simmering beneath her icy exterior. Although Mila’s never been more than coldly polite to him, Rashid will do what it takes to win her over. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story and good narration!

  • By Jocelyne on 07-01-18

Recommended

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

Reviewed: 10-15-18

This story is perfect for its characters or is it the other way around. I could see something like this happening. from the illegal betting to the family dinner. I hope Amera also gets a story.

  • The Sheikh’s Pretend Fiancée

  • The Sharif Sheikhs Series, Book 1
  • By: Leslie North
  • Narrated by: Erin Coker
  • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 27

Five years after her first stay as a foreign exchange student, American librarian Liyah returns to the Middle East. The move goes against her practical nature, but even a plain Jane like herself sometimes thirsts for adventure. When a favor for a friend thrusts her into the path of beguiling billionaire Asad Sharif, Liyah’s sensible life may become something far more...sensual. Liyah is ensnared by Asad’s seductive charm, but she’s way out of her depth. However, with a push from Asad’s meddling sister, Liyah is soon leading the lavish lifestyle of a sheikha.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet short sheikh's story!

  • By Jocelyne on 04-17-18

Recommended

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

Reviewed: 10-15-18

After getting the opportunity to listen to The Sheikh's Personal Assistant, I had to go back and start the series at the beginning. I enjoyed this quick story. Getting to know more of the characters and how everything came to be was interesting.

  • The Sheikh’s Stubborn Assistant

  • The Sharif Sheikhs Series, Book 3
  • By: Leslie North
  • Narrated by: Nicole Blessing
  • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

American college grad Katie is as ambitious as she is creative, so when she learns of a friend’s brother who owns an art gallery in Dubai, she leaps at the chance to jump-start her career in the luxurious city. But her dream job quickly becomes a nightmare when she discovers her new boss is as unpleasant as he is handsome. Khalid Sharif may make her pulse race, but not even his dark mystique, lithe muscles, and ridiculous wealth are enough to make up for his rudeness. Katie won't back down though, and she won't quit until Khalid realizes exactly what she has to offer.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • and North did it again

  • By Rebecca Azizov on 10-19-18

Recommended

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

Reviewed: 10-15-18

An terrific story for a snowy day (not just snowy days tho). This is the first story in this series I have listened to. It didn't matter because it stands well on its own. I liked the characters especially Katie. She is a strong ambitionis woman. She knows her strengths yet doesn't appear conceited. Her love story makes a compelling tale.

I recieved a free audio edition for an honest review.

  • Montana Heat: True to You

  • By: Jennifer Ryan
  • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

Undercover DEA special agent Dawson King spent five months in a Montana prison establishing a fake identity to take down a ruthless drug dealer and put him behind bars. Except there's a wild card...the killer's beloved daughter. Cara Potter may appear to be on the right side of the law, but King has learned the hard way to trust no one - even someone as tantalizing as the coffee shop owner. She's irresistible...but is she also dangerous?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended

  • By Peni A on 10-14-18

Recommended

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

Reviewed: 10-14-18

Another excellent addition to MT Heat Series. As usual the characterization was on the mark. It was good to see some familiar people from past stories as well.

I especially liked Cara. She was almost too good to be true except I have met people like her.

  • Montana Heat: Escape to You

  • A Montana Heat Novel
  • By: Jennifer Ryan
  • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112

He discovered her during a Montana blizzard, freezing cold, impossibly vulnerable, a little boy by her side. Undercover DEA agent Beck "Trigger" Cooke is astonished to recognize Ashley Swan - award-winning actress, famous beauty...and missing for over a year. To keep her and the child hidden from a sadistic madman, he secrets the pair away to his isolated home. As they shed past roles and find common ground, Ashley and Trigger can't help but fall slowly, carefully in love. But danger still lurks outside the boundaries of Hope Ranch.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended

  • By Peni A on 10-10-18

Recommended

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

Reviewed: 10-10-18

I'm not usually a celebrity based romance fan. This story is an exception. Some of it may have to do with 5he series. after all the H is Trigger. A lot of it has to do with the way the media and problems that celebrities have to deal with are portrayed. In true Jennifer Ryan style the plot pacing is excellent as well as characterization. We get to see some characters from previous stories and there is an epilogue.

  • Montana Heat: Protected by Love

  • A Novella
  • By: Jennifer Ryan
  • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
  • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 54

It was DEA Agent Caden Cooke's third chance to impress beautiful chef Mia Martin. He'd already stood her up twice, and was shocked she was even giving him another chance. For Caden, taking down the bad guys is important, but Mia's made it clear there's no excuse for his bad behavior. So he's vowed to make it worth her while with an apology he's cooked up just for her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent book

  • By Jo on 10-31-17

Recommended

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

Another excellent, though shorter, story from Jennifer Ryan. We first met Caydin & Trigger toward the end of the MT Men series. Both strong determined men who live at the edge working for the DEA. Seeing Cayden get his HEA is great. Can't wait for Trigger.

The narrator did a awesome job.

  • First Love Second Choice

  • By: Lindzee Armstrong
  • Narrated by: Tiffany Williams
  • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

When wedding planner Keslee gets asked on a date by her long-lost high school crush, Bryce, everything should be perfect. But Bryce mistakes Keslee for her deceased twin sister, Jadyn. And Keslee doesn't correct him. Talk about awkward. To make matters worse, she learns they'll be seeing a lot more of each other, because Bryce is the marketing director at the venue where Keslee's new client has chosen to get married.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonder sweet romance

  • By A Voracious Reader on 09-20-15

Recommended

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

Reviewed: 10-08-18

A delightful light story. The characters are fun, if not a little quirky and likeable. From someone who also gets rocks in her stomach when nervous, I understand.