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  • The Time Between Us: A Second Chance Protector Romance

  • By: Preston Walker, Liam Kingsley
  • Narrated by: Kip Henderson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

There are two things in this world I know to be true: I have terrible taste in men, and all alphas are jerks. You’d think my own pack kicking me out would’ve been a clue to stay away from alphas. Omegas are rare. We’re smaller, weaker, can’t usually get pregnant...all valid reasons for disowning your own family, right? But it only took one night for stupidly handsome Troy Miyu to make me forget all the reasons I should’ve known better. One night to start falling for him, to realize it wasn’t just amazing chemistry we shared, but a true mate bond.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable

  • By Loyia T. Lopez on 11-06-18

Really good start to a new series

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

Reviewed: 12-06-18

Kip Henderson did a great job narrating this one. I really enjoyed this book. I couldn't stand Troy at first for what he did to Skylar, yes I sort of understand why but that doesn't mean I liked it. When they finally got back together, I thought that Skylar should have made Troy grovel a little more :) I hated the way Omega's, rare though they are, were treated. I have read some pretty nasty way they are treated in some books, but this was just beyond horrible. 14 years old and he is pushed out of his pack. I'm glad we didn't see what Skylar went through to survive through those years before he met Angelo. Back to Troy & Skylar. When they finally decide they are going to make a go of it, I was so happy for Skylar because now he has a full pack again. When he shows up and Troy's nasty mother says what she did, it didn't surprise me. After the stupid things she did at the beginning of the story, not surprises me with her. I'm glad that Skylar didn't go far came to his sensuous rather quickly. I'm glad that things ended the way they did, with Skylar being accepted, reuniting with his Mother and another little one on the way. I so can't wait to read Angelo's & Tanner's story. Also I want to know what Angelo is. I'm thinking something in the cat family maybe?

  • A Wish Upon the Stars

  • Tales from Verania
  • By: TJ Klune
  • Narrated by: Michael Lesley
  • Length: 18 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 83

Nearly a year ago, blinded by grief and betrayal, Sam of Wilds made a desperate decision to follow the Great White into the Dark Woods. Now, he emerges to a world changed. The City of Lockes is a prison. The King has been locked away in the dungeons. The Kingdom of Verania has fallen, and the Dark wizard Myrin sits on the throne. But soon after his return, Sam learns of a resistance fighting in his name, led by a courageous knight, a defiant prince, a pissed-off unicorn, and a half-giant who wants to smash everything in sight. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best series ever. Seriously.

  • By Jen on 11-29-18

Amazing!

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

Reviewed: 12-06-18

Sigh! it was perfect. Best friends 5eva!

Michael Lesley did an amazing job narrating this series. I don't know if I would have loved as much as I did if it wasn't for him.

This is the last book in the series & I am saddened that it is over. But it did end perfectly. We pick up with Sam coming back after being gone almost a year and everyone is rather upset with him as he left with just leaving a note behind. He is back w/all the dragons. Verania has fallen, the king is the dungeon and Morgan is gone. We have the fight to retake Verania and overthrow Myrin. Along the way there are more shenanigans, the bad guys monologuing, a unicorn and his horn reunited, some surprises that I didn't see coming and the good guys saving the day. I love them all & will miss each and every one of them. I would love seeing Justin find his one and only as he so needs one. This series will be one that I go back to frequently.

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  • The Mafia Heir's Baby: A Bad Boy Mpreg Romance

  • Frat Boys Baby Series, Book 4
  • By: Aiden Bates, Austin Bates
  • Narrated by: Steve Millikin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

Getting knocked up mid mission isn’t the absolute worst way to torpedo your special forces career, I guess. But getting knocked up by my best friend - a mafia prince - makes for a special kind of FUBAR that military jargon can't quite handle. Life is about prioritizing what matters most and standing by those choices. I’ve never regretted mine. Parents said pick between being gay or being part of this family, I said see you later. My superiors said you can have a husband and kids or you can be the most badass omega special ops leader this army’s ever seen, I said sign me up.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Family Feud?

  • By Emma Burbidge on 12-01-18

Really enjoyed this one.

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

Reviewed: 12-03-18

I loved that the Alpha was a ballet dancer and the Omega was the big bad military guy, which is not how these stories would normally be. And when Nikolai was kidnapped, it was Cody who rescued him. I loved the snark between them. I also loved Cody's teammates. The end did seem a little rushed to me as it appeared that the authors had to wrap up the story quickly. I haven't read the other books in the series but will be going back & doing that. I also found it odd that after all these years of Cody calling his family & leaving unanswered voice mail messages, that when he shows up they accept him & tell him how proud they are of him.

  • Contract Baby: An Mpreg Romance

  • Hellion Club Series, Book 2
  • By: Aiden Bates
  • Narrated by: Guy Veryzer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

Ty Cunningham comes from old money, but he's never been content to live on privilege. He's the youngest partner in his firm, and the only omega partner. He's worked hard to get where he is, and he's proud of what he's accomplished. One thing is missing - a child to share it with. Carter Bowman has it all. Drop-dead looks, a fantastic career, and the title of All-Star pro baseball player. The one thing he doesn't have is money sense. When he falls prey to a scam artist posing as a financial adviser, he's close to broke. A buddy suggests he marry for money...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Unique Alpha and Omega story!

  • By Crystal on 11-30-18

A good continuation of this series

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

Reviewed: 12-01-18

I did not care for the narrator, his voice wasn’t distinctive enough. I really enjoyed the story. We have Ty who is an omega who is a prominent attorney. Carter is a MLB player who lost all his money in a financial scam. Ty wants a baby and Carter needs money so Keegan comes up with this scheme that Ty and Carter get married and Ty gets his baby and Carter gets back on his feet financially. So they enter into a contract but little do they know that once they get to know each other, they would fall in love. I hated Ty’s parents and his ex. They did everything in their power to break them up. I’m glad they all got was coming to them in the end

  • Country Boys: A Friends to Lovers Second Chance Gay Romance

  • By: Peter Styles
  • Narrated by: Barney Parkwynne
  • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22

When my old high school teammate invites me to stay on his family farm, it’s the solution to my financial woes. I never imagined it might also be the answer to my loneliness. Allen Hale Jr wasn’t the first number I tried for help. It’s been years since I’ve even thought of him. But he answered on the first ring, and hours later, we’re still talking like we’re 16 again, goofing off after the big game.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good story

  • By save our wildlife on 12-07-18

I would have liked more

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

Reviewed: 11-29-18

So the story was okay. I’m not sure I get why Kyle felt like such a failure after his mom died. I would have liked more of his background. I liked A.J. and his dad. It took forever before they really got together and then the story was over. I would have liked to have seen more of the ranch and the day to day stuff.

  • Breeding Rights: A Virgin Cinderfella Romance

  • By: Preston Walker, Liam Kingsley
  • Narrated by: Bishop King
  • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 55

OWEN - I learned early on to keep my expectations low. Somehow, I keep ending up disappointed anyway. Like now: I finally have an alpha, and I bet I could take him in a fight. I’m no expert, but I don’t think that’s how that’s supposed to work. Everything seemed good at first. Or as much as it was ever going to be, auctioned off to a strange alpha so I could pop out their litter. But hey, in this time of mysteriously low birth rates, we fertile omegas are a prized commodity - emphasis on the commodity. (No, I’m not bitter. Why do you ask?)

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, but wanted more. . .

  • By Anonymous User on 10-06-18

These two were pretty hot together

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

Reviewed: 11-24-18

3.5 stars. I absolutely loved the beginning of the story and watch these two grow to know each other and fall in love. I knew they were in love before they even admitted to themselves. Then the change came and Dante turned cold and angry. So instead of talking to Owen, he acts like an a&&. Then we find out what Lesander has been up to. So what is an alpha to do? Believe his bff? Anyway when we find out what he did, he got off way to easily. Exiling him was way too good. Dante should have killed him. I’m glad we got to see Owen and his mom patch things up and have a conversation. They book ended with the threat of war hanging over their heads so I hope there is going to be another book.

  • Craft Brew

  • Trouble Brewing Series, Book 2
  • By: Layla Reyne
  • Narrated by: Tristan James
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Assistant US attorney Dominic Price is staring down the barrel of his father’s debts. The bullseye on his back makes him a threat to everyone he cares about, so when his lover wants to go public with their relationship, he bolts. Not because he isn’t in love - he can’t stomach the thought of putting Cam in danger. Kidnap and rescue expert Cameron Byrne is determined to figure out what trouble Nic is running from, but devastating news from home brings him back to Boston and to the cold case that has haunted his family for two decades. Shoving aside his pride, he calls Nic for help.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome continuation to this series

  • By Diane on 11-21-18

Awesome continuation to this series

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

Reviewed: 11-21-18

So much went on in this book & keep me up half the night as I had to finish it. We still have the mess that Nic's father is in & by extension Nic as Vaughan doesn't believe that Nic is not involved with his father. Cam gets a call from his family back in Boston telling him he needs to come home as his mother is in the hospital. While visiting her, she makes him promise to solve the mystery of the disappearance of his sister. A new girl is missing & they think that it might be related to Erin's case and Cam and Nic are working on solving that at the same time Cam worrying about his mother. We also find out that Cam is not out to his family. We do get closure on the cold case & it brings piece to Cam & his family. We also get a glimpse on who the initials that are tattooed on Nic's back is. But I know there is more to that story and I have a feeling that will pop up in future books. We get to spend some time with Whiskey & Irish and I'm glad that Nic has brought in extra help to work on the Vaughan issue. I so can't wait for the next book to come out as I need more.

  • Be Still My Heart

  • Four Kings Security, Book Two
  • By: Charlie Cochet
  • Narrated by: Greg Boudreaux
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128

When an attempt is made on Laz’s life, Red is determined to keep him safe. Laz may not be a client, and Red is still off duty, but Laz is one of their own, and nothing means more to the Kings than family. While an investigation is underway, Red and Laz are growing closer, but can they find a way to help each other heal and take a chance on love, or will their fears and insecurities cost them more than their future together?  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Next card up - Red of Hearts!

  • By Dee Slate on 11-29-18

Awesome Series

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

Reviewed: 11-20-18

I absolutely loved it. Red and Laz were perfect for each other. The mystery was good, and I never figured out the bad guy. The misunderstanding that people were all upset about? I got it. It worked for me. I so totally didn’t feel like Laz overreacted because of what he had went through previously. I’m glad that it wasn’t dragged out either. I can’t wait for Lucky’s book, I can hear the fireworks already.

I forgot how much I loved these two. I also forgot who the "bad guy" was initially. Greg Tremblay/Boudreaux did an amazing job as always.

  • Lost in Dallas

  • Lone Star Brothers, Book 2
  • By: Susi Hawke
  • Narrated by: John Solo
  • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

After low self-esteem sent Kyle into the arms of the wrong alpha - a cop with a Napoleon complex - he finds himself in an untenable situation that quickly escalates from bad to worse. After his relationship ends in the worst way imaginable, his boss takes him in, giving him a safe harbor and a friendly shoulder to lean on.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love and the gym!

  • By Bookobessed on 11-28-18

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 11-15-18

I didn't read the first book in the series & will have to remedy that. I wanted more to happen to Fred, other then some jail time :). But I was happy to see that Kyle got a little of his own back in the end. Poor Kyle had such low self esteem and bought Fred's BS hook line & sinker. Dallas was such a sweet loving Alpha who had it bad for Kyle from day one. Kyle works at Dallas' gym and they are friends, even though Dallas wants more. Dallas is very patient & is willing to wait. I loved that Dallas immediately fired the two idiots in the beginning of the story that was making fun of Kyle's weight, if they talked about a co-worker like that, what were they saying about clients. I'm glad he was there for Kyle when he ended up in the hospital after Fred does a number on him. He invites him to come stay with him while Kyle is recovering from his injuries, no strings attached. When Kyle goes into a premature heat, Dallas is there to help him out. I loved that he didn't just jump at the chance to be with Kyle, he made sure that it was what Kyle wanted. I also loved that when Kyle ends up pregnant, Dallas didn't care if he was the bio dad or not, he was going to love the baby as his own anyway. This book is a little darker then Ms. Hawke's normally books dealing with abuse, but it was a really good read. John Solo as always did a great job narrating this story.

  • Sweet Thing

  • Pretty Boy
  • By: Isobel Starling
  • Narrated by: Gary Furlong
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

French male model Simeon Duchamp has a lot of explaining to do. Two years after a breakdown, Simeon is off drugs and booze and wants to stay that way. On his road to reclaiming his life and modeling career, Sim first needs to apologize to the man he hurt the most - his ex-best friend and object of his unrequited affection Pieter Bayer. Pieter now has a long-term partner, artist Emily Raven, with whom he shares a baby son. Sim is amazed when Pieter accepts his apology, and invites him into his family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great narration really adds to the story.

  • By DPiazzi on 05-02-18

Really good story about two broken men

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

At first I did not like Simeon, he came off as an entitled, spoiled rotten child. His obsession with Pieter was a little over the top. Pieter is deeply in love with his girlfriend. I loved Bastian right from the start. He is mourning the love of his life who died in an auto accident several years previously. It turns out that Bastian is having sexual issues as he feels like he is cheating on his lost love. Their first time together turns out be a total mess with a major miscommunication and lost of control, anger and Simeon getting hurt by an unwanted spanking gone wrong. But once we get past this point, I loved the book. I loved watching Bastian trying to get Simeon to forgive him, Simeon trying to get back into the modeling world, Simeon struggling with his sobriety, fixing his friendship with Pieter and the growing love between Bastian and Simeon. What we find out towards the end of the book about Bastian's dead lover pissed me off to no end & I could have strangled him! The ending was perfect for these two broken men & couldn't have picked a better outcome. Gary Furlong did an amazing job w/all the different accents and made the story even more enjoyable.