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  • Vested Interest

  • A Reverse Harem Romance (The Code, Book 1)
  • By: Bethany Jadin
  • Narrated by: Lisa Zimmerman, Kale Williams
  • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Multiple companies are vying for my new security software, but when the men of Pentabyte turn their attention on me, it seems they want more than just my code. They're at the top of their game - intelligent, driven, wealthy - and they have me thinking maybe I want more, too. But everything I've worked for is on the line. Do I dare to mix business with pleasure when the stakes are this high? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Vested Interest

  • By nchriso on 01-10-19

Captured the story perfectly

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

Reviewed: 02-07-19

Emma's intelligence & insecurities, Gunner's exuberance, Daniel's elegance. Audiobook captured everything that made this book special.

  • Kneel for Me

  • A Contemporary Royal Reverse Harem
  • By: Laura Greenwood
  • Narrated by: Nicole Blessing
  • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Almost queen, Amara has never had time for romance - until she has to find a husband or forfeit the throne. With limited time on her hands and a cousin eager to usurp her, Amara sets her sights on a foreign prince. Things get complicated quickly as her childhood sweetheart and her schoolyard enemy are on hand to confuse just about everything. Can she win the hand of the prince and keep her crown? 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Contemporary royal RH

  • By Jennifer G on 11-24-18

Contemporary royal RH

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

Reviewed: 11-24-18

The narration was a little over the top for me with this one. I'm sure this was just me but I had pictured Amara's voice completely differently, so I was a bit distracted by how she sounded. Still, very enjoyable!


Amara has always known that she would be the Queen, one day. She never expected that she would have to take over at her young age but when her mother's health deteriorates Amara is called into duty and she does so with grace. However, when the court advisor tells her that she must marry to keep her crown and her conniving cousin arrives at court with a fiancé Amara's life becomes even more pressured. She's never had time for official boyfriends although she did have a secret crush on the gardener's son Carter. At her first royal engagement serving as Queen, she meets a foreign prince, Albert and decides that although reserved he would make a good partner. When he won't drop the formality of their roles, Amara becomes determined to win him over. Then her childhood nemesis Vincent shows up making Amara suspicious of his motives and wonder what is really going on between them. Amara might be confused but the men seem to know exactly what they want and exactly what she needs. She is the Queen; shouldn't she be able to claim what she wants!

Kneel For Me is a contemporary royal RH. Amara is a lovely main character. She's intelligent, poised, commanding, and regal. She's also a woman. She's placed in a difficult position and then given impossible choices. Three men who each bring something different, something vital to her life. Three sexy men. Carter is her childhood sweetheart. They have a shared history, childhood adventures and later teenage first love. Albert has the royal pedigree. He fulfills the role expected as her consort, demanded by her position. They are well-suited professionally and personally. He's hard-working but when he becomes comfortable he's quite entertaining. And his hidden side is very intriguing. Vincent is more of an enigma with his covert network. What appears to be animosity is frustrated sexual tension. These two may always clash but the energy they produce together can't be denied.

  • Wolf Blessed: A Paranormal Apocalyptic Reverse Harem

  • By: Laura Greenwood
  • Narrated by: Tracey Rooney
  • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4

Being a runaway princess isn't always as fun as people think.... Stuck in the human realm when the world ended, Rhianna just kept on running...until the wolves at her heels caught up and she uncovered a plot to bring back civilization in the worst possible way. All she has to do, is stop the plot before any more innocents end up dead. Wolf Blessed is a paranormal apocalyptic reverse harem and Rhianna's complete story.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A paranormal apocalyptic RH that fits into the fat

  • By Jennifer G on 11-24-18

A paranormal apocalyptic RH that fits into the fat

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

Reviewed: 11-24-18

Loved the narration. Tracey Rooney does a great job!

Rhianna is a runaway fae princess. The Autumn Princess. For five years she's been trapped on Earth as the world fell apart. Now her past has caught up to her as four wolf shifters, her guards have found her. As much as Rhianna hated for the past to catch up to her, their timing couldn't have been better since she was kidnapped that very night by a group planning to restore civilization. Unfortunately, their plans may be worse than the end of the world.

Wolf Blessed is a paranormal apocalyptic RH that fits into the fated Seasons world. Rhianna is a compassionate, capable heroine. Her wolves are a team of hotness. The Alpha Zeke, his Beta Mika, the playful Jacob, and the reluctant Charlie. I want more wolf time!

This is an entertaining, quick read full of action and tie-ins to the rest of the Seasonal World. This is the first in a series but this book is a complete story, no cliffhanger. I look forward to more Rhianna and her wolves and to her reunion with the other season's princesses.

  • Reviving Kendall

  • White Trash Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Brandy Slaven
  • Narrated by: Riley Raye
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Growing up, I've always lived on the wrong side of the tracks. I'm used to the stares, name calling, and disrespect. A tragic accident that leaves me short three of the only people I've ever loved has me devastated enough to try to end my own life. Just when I think there's no hope, I find a reason to live again, or four of them as a matter of fact. Lucas, Maverick, Teagan, and Goose. But what happens when those bonds are tested? I'm not so sure that I'm strong enough to take yet another blow to the heart. My name is Kendall Davis, and what if my story doesn't have a happy ending?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Such power and beauty in this story

  • By Jennifer G on 11-24-18

Such power and beauty in this story

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

Reviewed: 11-24-18

Wonderful narration. Riley Raye captures Kendall exactly as I pictured her in my mind.

Kendall knows who she is, knows her place in the world. She's the daughter of convicted drug users. She lived in a trailer park. She knows the world sees her as white trash. That opinion does not bother her. For a period of time, she was happy. Her Grandparents were raising her, she had three best friends, her boyfriends, Brian, Will, and Casey. Her Grandmother died, then tragedy destroyed her world when she lost all three of her boyfriends in a car crash. Since then Kendal has gone to school, gone to work, cared for her Grandfather who is now dying, and suffered at the hands of a school bully. None of it matters. She wanted to die with her guys. Her life might as well be over. She tried to end it, unsuccessfully. There is no future for her. Then one night at work she catches the attention of four local golden boys, best friends, private school football stars, Lucas, Maverick, Teagan, and Goose. Kendall is not interested. Her heart is closed. She will never allow anyone in again. When you love, you can lose. She can't lose anything else. But the guys slowly work their way into her life, her heart. Teagan also has a younger sister that becomes a true girlfriend to Kendall, something that she's never had. Just as Kendall starts to live again, the guys prove her right. She knew that she shouldn't get involved with them. They are rich, she's from the wrong side of the tracks. It's fun to go slumming but getting hurt again may be more than Kendall can survive. There's only so much one person can lose.

What a book! There's such power and beauty in this story. Accompanying someone on their journey as they hit the bottom and barely keep it together and then rebuild a life is a rare privilege when written this well. Pain, heartbreak, heartache, loss, the struggle to make it through another day after your world has been shattered, hopelessness. Brandy Slaven has written a book that captures the raw emotions of Kendall. It was heavy and heartwrenching. Kendall was one of those characters that you fell in love with immediately and rooted for. She was genuine, rough around the edges yet smart and loving. She just couldn't risk losing any more of herself or losing anyone else she loved so she was closed off. Lucas, Maverick, Teagan, and Goose were all solid characters in their own rights. Lucas with his loving family and all those brothers, especially Lincoln. Goose with his vulnerability from having been ignored by his own parents. Teagan with his wonderful little sister Ryleigh and his micro-managing father and line of young step-mothers. And Maverick. Guarded, angry, capable of inflicting damage to others trying to protect himself. Each guy was a fully developed character, human, some flawed. The relationships seemed so organic, the mistakes made along the way so common. This was a truly believable contemporary RH. That makes it extraordinary. This is one of my favorite RH's ever.

  • Trickery

  • Curse of the Gods, Book 1
  • By: Jaymin Eve, Jane Washington
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Moyen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,971
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,755
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,750

In Minatsol, being a dweller means that you are literally no better than dirt. In fact, dirt might actually be more useful than Willa. Her life will be one of servitude to the sols, the magic-blessed beings who could one day be chosen to become gods. At least her outer village is far removed from the cities of the sols, and she won't ever be forced to present herself to them... Until one small mistake changes everything, and Willa is awarded a position to serve at Blesswood, the top sol academy in the world - a position that she definitely did not earn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WHAT WAS THAT!!!!

  • By Sarah on 06-27-17

Laugh out loud funny

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

Set in a world where everyone's role is set at birth; God, Sol, Dweller; Willa is an original. She may be classified as the lowest of dwellers, but they can't contain her. She's a pure mess, stumbling through life, wreaking havoc during every waking hour. The book begins with her village preparing to select two of their best to represent the village at Blesswood Academy where dwellers are sent annually to serve the Sol. Willa and her best friend/sister are chosen and their lives are now on a new course. Of course, Willa's life doesn't magically change. She's still a mess, only now she's around powerful people. She quickly catches the attention of the Abcurse brothers, Siret, Yael, Aros, Rome, and Coen or Trickery, Persuasion, Seduction, Strength, and Pain. The brothers have secrets of their own, but quickly they become the most important people in the world to Willa.

Jane is one of my favorite writers in the world. I'm openly obsessed with her books. She creates fantastic worlds and compelling stories filled with exceptional, stalk-worthy characters. I'm now embarrassed to say that this is the first book I have read of Jaymin's, although that will change. I wasn't sure how the collaboration would work, but the writing was seamless. These two meshed their styles together cleverly. I couldn't tell who wrote what. They did an excellent job creating fully developed characters. Each brother has a distinct way with Willa and with each other. Great dynamics. The side characters are all nicely developed and add additional layers.

This story was entertaining, well-written, laugh out loud funny, and full of sexual tension. Any book with a lead female who has a "penchant for nudity", falls on her ass or face as many times as Willa does, and carries on hysterical conversations in her head constantly even though her thoughts can be read is truly brilliant! Willa's rambling, her thought process (the Jeffrey's), and overall originality makes her one of the best female leads ever. Throw in 5 hot brothers to surround her and a bit of mystery, and now I have a new obsession. J & J, how soon can I get the next book??

  • Whispers from the Dead

  • Veil Diaries Series, Book 4
  • By: B.L. Brunnemer
  • Narrated by: Kris Koscheski, Carla Mercer-Meyer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 245
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 227
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 228

I'm Alexis Delaney. I'm your average 17-year-old girl. Except I can see the dead. And talk to the dead and help them move on. So...okay, I'm not your average 17-year-old girl. The Veil is still shut. Which means the dead can't move on, not on their own. Through my Link to the Veil, I've been able to start helping souls to cross. The Veil is changing, healing. Like I am. Since I came home from the hospital, I've been hiding behind my best friends. That's about to change. I want my life back. I'm ready to get back to normal. Then Sophie, the twins' little sister, tells me she's ready.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No steamy love but still very good series. If you want steamy love this is not for you!

  • By Carolyn Morgan-Preston on 05-27-18

Full of emotions

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

This book, Whispers From The Dead is just more. The Veil Diaries is just more. When is a hug more than a hug? When it's between the Tough guy and Baby. When is a kiss more than just a kiss? When it comes from any one of the guys. When is a dog more than just a dog? When it's Hades. When is a high school mean girl more than just a bit**? When it's Jessica (or Tara). See what I mean or should I go on? This book/this series is just more, it's everything!

Whispers From The Dead returns the reader to Alexis Delaney, 17-year-old high school necromancer, keeper of the Veil, lover of coffee, wanna-be tattoo artist, and center of the universe to an incredible group of young men, Miles, Asher, Isaac and Ethan, and Zeke. Lexy is still recovering from the brutal attack she suffered at the hands of Clay Ordin. She's in therapy for her PTSD and it's a daily struggle. All of her guys are having a hard time with her pain, but her trauma has triggered Zeke's own issues. It's a tough time for the friends. Not to mention that there's an influx of dead and they are getting pushier by the day. And there's still the issue of Sophie. It's time for her to cross. Lexie is tired; tired of the dead, tired of Veil work, tired of being afraid, tired of Tara's nastiness; plain old TIRED. But this is Lexie. She's a fighter and she has Rory, Hades, and her guys. She starts confronting her fears; fear from the attack and her deeper fear of abandonment. It's time she decides she's "all in".

This is a book of emotions. Negative; fear, anger, hurt, worry, feelings of betrayal. Positive; love, attraction, warmth, happiness, amusement, relief. It's a book of confrontations. It's time to face fears, stop procrastinating, and reveal secrets, Lexie's childhood impacted the person she became. The attack has left her forever changed. That's okay. She's still Alexis. She's a beautiful, fiery, talented, stubborn, intelligent, loving young lady. She has a temper and a potty mouth. She has a light that cannot be ignored. She's still Alexis, she just has a few more triggers that need to be acknowledged. The guys carry the weight of their own pasts. Growing up means putting the past to rest. Some are more successful at this than others. It's an on-going journey.

This is a beautifully written book in a series that impossibly gets better and better. It's a must-read and that will probably happen in one sitting. It's captivating. I am more attached to and invested in these fictional characters than I am in some of my actual acquaintances. I adore Lexi and her guys, Rory (World's Best Uncle), Maria, and Riley. I can't wait for more!

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  • When to Fear the Living

  • Veil Diaries, Book 3
  • By: B.L. Brunnemer
  • Narrated by: Kris Koscheski, Carla Mercer-Meyer
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 310
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 291
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 292

Hi, I'm Alexis Delaney. I'm your average 17-year-old girl. Except I can see the dead. And talk to the dead and help them move on. So...okay, I'm not your average 17-year-old girl. Right now, the Veil is shut off, and the Way is closed. Which means the dead can't move on, so, they are camping out on my lawn. I'm trying to open the Way, juggle school and, well, deal with my feelings for two of my best friends.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Come on book 4!!!

  • By tbaker on 02-20-18

Seriously good

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

Amazing, awesome, marvelous, fantastic, superb, phenomenal... Understand? This book is seriously good!

Lexie's life is complicated. As a powerful Necromancer she needs to pass souls through the Veil, but since someone messed with it, she has to fix it first. She has a pushy ex, Dylan who won't stop harassing her, determined to win her back. She has 5 male best friends, some that she is crushing majorly on. And she has a secret admirer that starts out sweet, borders on creepy, then moves straight into terrifying.

This book deepens Lexie's bonds with the boys. She now sees Miles and Asher as guys, not just friends. She crushing, and there are several heated looks and almost kisses. As much as she's trying to ignore the butterflies when they are around, she can't. It bothers her that she can feel this way about not one, but two of her friends. There's no way to act on her feelings without putting her friendship with all of the guys at risk. Then to make it worse, she realizes that she's fallen for Zeke too. These "crushes" are not one-sided, but Lexie doesn't know this. She's also not willing to lose all of the guys, so she's trying hard not to cross any lines.

We also learn more backstories of a couple of the guys. It's not pretty. It's no wonder that these boys are closer than family and have adopted Lexie. They have seen pain and loss in their young lives. Learning more about their histories helps us understand them better and love them even more. I dare you to tell me that these guys don't make you swoon!

This book has a trigger warning. Note it if you have survived a trauma. There is a dark event that will leave Lexie in pain for a while. The boys will suffer right beside her because they couldn't stop her from getting hurt. This may spoil any relationship movement for a bit, but I'm sure that they will all come through it together, stronger than ever. Until then, they won't leave her side again. Lexie's importance to them has never been more evident. Neither will Hades; I love this pup!

This book is well written, chalked full of important information and character development. It has some of everything; adventures, long talks, humor, frustration, break-ups, touching scenes, and a first kiss. It leaves you desperate for book 4 the moment you finish. I can't wait to see what comes next!

  • When the Dead Come a Knockin'

  • The Veil Diaries, Book 2
  • By: B. L. Brunnemer
  • Narrated by: Carla Mercer-Meyer, Kris Koscheski
  • Length: 21 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 365
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 341
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341

My name is Alexis Delaney, and I'm your average 17-year-old girl. Except I'm a Necromancer. Which means I can see the dead, talk to them, and help them move on. Well, I used to be able to. Someone has sealed the Veil. Now the dead are stuck here. And with the extra energy floating around town, the ghosts are getting stronger. It's been two months since I came to Spring Mountain to live with Uncle Rory. And the guys, my five best friends, have done everything they can to help since.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • sooooo good

  • By Anonymous User on 12-09-17

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 10-06-18

Amazing. When the Dead Come A Knockin' made me break my own review rules. Normally I would not give a 5 star to a book with as many editing errors as this book had. It wasn't overrun with errors, but there were too many. It's also a bit expensive for Kindle. Still, B.L. Brunnemer has created a series that I am obsessed with, so I had no choice but to praise it. It's original, well written, chock full of great characters. So, so enjoyable.

The book is long and detailed, full of backstory and new information. The characters become more developed and their stories become fuller. Loved all of this. Lexie still has moments of stupidity; perfectly understandable with her history, but she comes a long way in this book. Her heart is her best characteristic. The boys aren't perfect, but darn near close. Their protectiveness over Lexie is endearing. The jury is still out on Dylan.

This book is almost painful. The slow burn of the relationship progress is wonderfully frustrating. One minute I want it sped up, but then I am enjoying the development so much I wouldn't change a thing. The RH genre has become a quality genre. No longer is it just tantalizing smut; now it has worthy writers. This book is a great example of today's RH. It's even better than the first book and I can't explain how much I want the third one to be released today! I recommend it without reservation.

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  • Trying to Live with the Dead

  • The Veil Diaries, Book 1
  • By: B. L. Brunnemer
  • Narrated by: Kris Koscheski, Carla Mercer-Meyer
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 503
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 462
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 460

Hi, I'm Alexis Delaney. I'm your average 17-year-old girl. Except I can see the dead. And talk to the dead. And push them away and, well, help them move on. For years I've been struggling to survive the souls still roaming around. The shitheads always seem to find me. Moving from town to town every few months never helped either. More dead just always find me. But things are changing for me now. I'm moving in with my uncle Rory and cousin Tara. I'm finally going to be able to do normal teenage stuff I've been missing out on. Right?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • intriguing

  • By cynthia cornell on 09-01-17

Very Compelling

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

Reviewed: 10-06-18


The story begins when Alexis Delaney is taken from her abusive mom and moves in with her Uncle Rory and cousin Tasha. Alexis is a 17 yr old girl and comes from a line of women who can see and talk to the dead. She has never had any close relationships because of her "freak" status. At her new high school though she is immediately adopted into a group of 5 guys. Isaac, a blue-haired MMA fighting, his twin Ethan, lead singer for a band, "Zeke", a mechanic, Miles, a computer geek, & Asher, a sports star with model looks. These 5 guys, along with Uncle Rory are awesome.

There is something wrong with the dead in this place, however. The spirits are getting more powerful and evil by the day. Alexis is tasked with finding and fixing the problem while trying to stay alive and keep her new guy friends safe. It's a fast-paced, fun read. My biggest criticism is the language. There's way too much unnecessary cussing. Profanity loses it's punch when every other word is f* this or f* that.

This is a very compelling storyline; one I can't wait to read more of. I was a little disappointed that all of the guys dated other girls throughout the book, and I hated that rule that was made in the end. I'm hoping that it gets broken during the first chapter of the second book. I love the guys, love Alexis, and I want relationships. A true RH will make these books perfect.

The voices weren't how I pictured them in my mind but they never are. They did capture the essence of each character.

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