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  • Hell Ryders MC, Book 2
  • By: J.L. Sheppard
  • Narrated by: Dawson McBride
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

Thomas "Cuss" Layne has never wanted for anything, except the beautiful girl he saved so long ago. She's a rich girl, and he's a biker. For years, he hasn't had a glimpse of her. Still, he's never been able to get her off his mind. When her life's in danger, he rides to her rescue once again. This time, he's determined to do what he should've done long ago - make her his, in every way. Tiffany Hamilton has never gotten over the bad boy with the sapphire eyes and midnight hair, the boy who once saved her. She wants him - a touch, a taste - but he's never wanted anything to do with her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slow Burn

  • By Jan M on 03-25-18

Slow burn MC book

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

Reviewed: 06-26-18

This was my first J.L. Sheppard book and I enjoyed listening to it. It's not your typical MC book as it's very dark and hard to listen to which was a nice change of pace for me. This is a "slow burn" type of romance. Cuss has been in love with Tiff since he was 16 but felt like he doesn't deserve her. He has always protected her from her bad choices in men and now he is out to win her heart. Will they he have what it takes to win her heart?

Dawson McBride does a good job narrating this book. His voice is perfect for a biker and his inflections are spot on. I would have loved to have a female narrator also been part of the book for Tiff but that's just a personal preference.

I was given this book by the author, narrator or publisher in exchange for my unbiased review

  • The Three Little Pigs

  • By: Joseph Jacobs
  • Narrated by: Heidi Gregory
  • Length: 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

The Three Little Pigs is a classic fable about three pigs who build three houses of different materials. A big bad wolf blows down the first two pigs' houses, made of straw and sticks respectively, but is unable to destroy the third pig's house, made of bricks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A timeless classic

  • By Son of Odin on 04-26-18

Cute retelling of a childhood classic

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

Reviewed: 05-17-18

This is a the tale of the 3 little pigs with a little bit of a twist from the classic tale. I haven't heard this version so it made it enjoyable for me since it wasn't the "standard" 3 little pigs. My kids like this book as it isn't so long that they get bored listening to it (they are 3 and 6).


The narration was very easy to listen to and both of my kids enjoyed her reading. We have listed to this book too many times to count since downloading it.

I was given this book by the author, narrator or publisher in exchange for my unbiased review through AudioBoom

  • Breakaway

  • By: A. M. Johnson
  • Narrated by: Tracy Marks, Aaron Shedlock
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

As Tampa Bay's star center, Mark Carmelo's life was hockey, and after a bitter and public break up, all he wanted to do was focus on the game. Until he saw her - the one that got away, the one he thought he'd never see again. For 13 years, Stevie West drowned in her lackluster life. Recently divorced from her “roommate” with passionless benefits, she was ready to start over on her own. Until she ran into him. The same man she'd met one year ago. The temptation that had finally given her the courage to find herself again. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 04-03-18

2nd chances and sports, whats not to love?!?

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

Reviewed: 04-24-18

Would you listen to Breakaway again? Why?

Yes, I would listen to this story again as it has enough going on that it keeps the reader/listener interested throughout it. I never felt like I was bored or that I wanted to fast forward to "get to the good stuff" like I do in some other stories.

What about Tracy Marks and Aaron Shedlock ’s performance did you like?

Both Tracy and Aaron narrate in a way the bring their characters to life. They put a lot of emotion and passion into their narration so you can feel their characters in their storytelling. Their tones, paces and inflections blend together perfectly to make this story work well.

Any additional comments?

I was given this book by the author, narrator or publisher in exchange for my unbiased review through AudioBoom

  • Seized by Love

  • Love in Bloom: The Ryders, Book 1
  • By: Melissa Foster
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 66

Lizzie Barber runs a successful flower shop by day and secretly hosts the Naked Baker webcast at night to help pay for her younger sister's education. To keep friends and family from finding out about her sexy secret, she's put her social life on hold until her sister's education is paid off and she can stop filming the webcast.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Naked Baker could ruin it all!

  • By Terri C. on 07-12-18

Love blooms here

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

Reviewed: 04-19-18

Seized by Love is the first book in the Love in Bloom/Ryders Series. This book is about Blue Ryder and Lizzie Barber's love story. Lizzie is flower shop owner during the day and the "Naked Baker" by Night. Her nighttime job however it mainly to put her sister though school and use the extra money to pay off her flower shop. Lizzie and Blue have known each other for years and Blue finally talks Lizzie into allowing her to date him but Lizzie fears her secret night job will be the end of their relationship.

This was my first book of Melissa's and I found it to be well thought out and her characters very well written. There was a lot of character development and I felt like I really connected to them throughout the storyline. Melissa puts a lot of emotions into her characters and you can feel them in her writing style. There is also some great sex scenes which is always nice in a romance novel. I like that I also got to know other characters and want to read their books as well.



I was given this book by the author, narrator or publisher in exchange for my unbiased review

  • Fighting Dirty

  • Worth the Fight Series
  • By: Sidney Halston
  • Narrated by: Lacy Laurel
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

With his preppy clothes and horn-rimmed glasses, Enzo Silva is the last dude anyone expects to find in a mixed martial arts gym. A wealthy Brazilian banker who never had to fight for anything, Enzo's stuck in the amateur circuit - but he burns to make the pros. Maybe that explains the heat he feels whenever he's around Jamie Lynn Calhoun. The pint-size, magenta-haired bartender with the Texas drawl is everything he's not...and everything he craves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read

  • By Brandie @AudiobookObsession on 01-04-18

Fighting for love, Enzo style

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

Reviewed: 03-27-18

Where does Fighting Dirty rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I'm going to answer this in comparison to the other in this series, this was my least favorite of the series as it didn't have as much of the MMA as the others did. It was more focused on the love life and lives outside the ring. It title of the book and the series itself made me think it was going to be like the rest and have more MMA in it but it really didn't have anything until the very end besides a few comments here and there that Enzo wanted to do MMA but didn't have much time for it.

Have you listened to any of Lacy Laurel’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have listened to other books narrated by Lacy Laurel before. This one wasn't my favorite by her probably because she had to do some accents that she didn't quite perfect right. The Texan accent wasn't quite right most of the time...it sounded like it was southern not Texan. The rest of the narration is great, her speed, inflections, etc are great...it's just the accent that wasn't quite right. I wouldn't let that stop me from buying this book as it's a small part of the book.

Any additional comments?

I was given this book by the author, narrator or publisher in exchange for my unbiased review through AudioBoom

  • Heartbreaker

  • Filthy Dirty Love, Book 1
  • By: Stacey Kennedy
  • Narrated by: Gideon H. Welles
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

Veteran cop Maddox Hunt is all about the job. Sure, there are women - lots of women, truth be told - but there's no one special. Until a one-night stand from his past, rookie Joss O'Neil, is assigned to his division. Suddenly, all he can think about is her. The scent of her. The taste of her. Fresh out of field training, Joss has thrown herself into her job, determined to kick-start her career. And while police work has its thrills, her gorgeous new boss is what really gets her pulse pounding. Too bad he's nothing but a distraction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Give me more!

  • By Brandie @AudiobookObsession on 10-13-17

One Nighter turns office romance

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

Reviewed: 03-27-18

Would you be willing to try another book from Stacey Kennedy? Why or why not?

Yes, I liked Stacey's writing style, the narration wasn't my favorite though. I would be willing to give the narrator another listen with another book and see if my opinion is any more favorable.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

I think this may have been better if it had dual/duet narration. I found the male narration to be a little rough for a female and a bit monotonous at times. He did a good job for the male voice as he does have a good deep voice but I couldn't get into the book when he was reading for a female character.

Was Heartbreaker worth the listening time?

There were times I started to tune out of the story and had to stop listening and pick back up the story at a later time. There were also a lot of editing errors that made it hard to listen to the story (lines being repeated, etc).

Any additional comments?

I received a free copy of this book from the author and/or narrator and/or publisher in exchange for an honest review

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  • Stray

  • By: Natasha Stories
  • Narrated by: Sierra Kline, Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 40

Erin Timms took a new job as a veterinarian in Sunshine, Colorado, for two important reasons: to get away from her ex, and to give herself a chance at a new life. But when devastating news of her ex follows her there, she begins to think she has made a terrible mistake. Tall, stunning-looking Jon Miles had only one goal: to save the mountain canyon where Sunshine is located from businessmen who want to exploit it. But how can he do that when he is already an outcast? There was nothing to suggest they’d ever meet, much less strike a spark of red-hot romance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great narration, a bit too much happening though

  • By Sara on 04-03-18

Cute Tail of love in small town

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

Reviewed: 03-21-18

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Overall I felt the book was pretty well written. It has a lot of different things going on from heartaches, corporate takeovers, small town drama/rumormills, land development, grudges (local vs tourists) and lots of love drama. Of course we also can't forget about MAX the dog...he is also in the book a lot and who can't enjoy a book with a main character that is a dog :)

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

The ending felt a little rushed, after all the buildup suddenly it was all over. I would have liked to have seen a little more resolution before things worked out. I did like the epilogue and how things worked out there but the resolution in the chapter(s) before that felt rushed.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

I liked the female narrator but the male narrator wasn't my favorite. I've listened to him in other stories but I don't think he fit the part as well in this book.

Any additional comments?

I was given this book by the author, narrator or publisher in exchange for my unbiased review through AudioBoom.

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  • Hot Daddy

  • By: R.R. Banks
  • Narrated by: Rodney Falcon
  • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

"Alright, alright, alright." Women say I sound just like Matthew McConaughey. And owning half of Texas, life can't get any better. Until my inheritance is threatened by my bitch of a half-sister. Well sugar, that shit ain't happenin'! The only way to stop her is to get married. It's in my parents' will. Fortunately, I know just the candidate - Amanda. She lights me up as bright as the Dallas sky. All I can think of is her riding me cowgirl while wearing my Stetson. But there's more to it. She's actually making my playboy ass consider settling down.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great!

  • By mandy on 01-09-18

Texas Sized Romance

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

Reviewed: 02-27-18

Is there anything you would change about this book?

For me I had a hard time getting into this book. There were times I had to put it down and start it again. I could guess what was going to happen and it was pretty stereotypical so that may have been a lot of the problem for me.

If you’ve listened to books by R.R. Banks before, how does this one compare?

This was my first R.R. Banks story and I thought the characters were well developed and overall the book was well written but it was a little "fluffy" and parts could have been left out.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Possibly, it does seem pretty well developed like it was made for a movie. It is a has drama, comedy and love. (reminds me of a 27 dresses style movie)

Any additional comments?

If you are looking for a romance to escape into that is a typical love romance this should be right up your alley.


I was provided this audiobook through Audiobook Boom at no charge by the publisher and have voluntarily left an unbiased review.

  • Missing from Me

  • Sixth Street Bands, Book 3
  • By: Jayne Frost
  • Narrated by: Elena Wolfe, Jacob Morgan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95

Four years ago, I had it all. But one mistake cost me everything. It cost me her. Anna. Now, I've got the money and the fame. And the emptiest life on the planet. Then I see her again, backstage after one of our shows. And that's when I knew - she's mine. She'll always be mine. My second chance is here. And this time I won't blow it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding Contemporary Romance!

  • By Adriana B on 12-11-17

nothing missing from this story...

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

Reviewed: 02-21-18

Would you consider the audio edition of Missing from Me to be better than the print version?

Absolutely...the narration of Jacob Morgan and Elena Wolfe was amazing. The emotions portrayed by both narrators were above and beyond and took this book to the next level. If you were just reading the book you would not have felt these characters.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Missing from Me?

The ending of the book, I will not give anything away but how Sean displayed his love for Anna again was amazing. I loved how he finally broke down his walls for her and hers too.

Which scene was your favorite?

I loved the scene when Sean first to Anna to the house and she saw how much of his house was about her. From the Willowtree to the house looking out over the lake. She may not have been willing to see everything at that point in the story but it really was about her when he built the house.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I had so many emotions in this book, Willow's innocence made me laugh and smile at times. Other times I was in tears from the heartbreaking hurt caused by miscommunication and lack of communication in this book. There are so many feels in this book, buckle up it's a ride.

Any additional comments?

I was provided this audiobook through Audiobook Boom at no charge by the publisher and have voluntarily left an unbiased review.

  • Man Hands

  • By: Tanya Eby, Sarina Bowen
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 686
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 642
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 642

At 34, I'm reeling from a divorce. I don't want to party or try to move on. I just want to stay home and post a new recipe on my blog: Brynn's Dips and Balls. But my friends aren't having it. Get out there again, they say. It will be fun, they say. I'm still taking a hard pass. Free designer cocktails, they say. And that's a game-changer. Too bad my ex shows up with his new arm candy. That's when I lose my mind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Romantic Comedy Gold!

  • By bookbruin on 03-15-18

Who wouldn't want Man Hands On You??

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

Reviewed: 02-21-18

Would you try another book from Tanya Eby and Sarina Bowen and/or Luke Daniels and Erin Mallon ?

Yes, they make a great writing Duo. I love both writers separately and together they make a great combo!

Which character – as performed by Luke Daniels and Erin Mallon – was your favorite?

I loved Tom and performed by Luke Daniels - he did a great job bringing this character to life. However I wish I could say the same for Brynn. Tried as I could, I just couldn't love her character as much. She drove me crazy a lot throughout the story. Erin Mallon did a great job narrating her character but it was the character herself that drove me up a wall.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Absolutely, it wasn't heavy on drama and the comedy level reminded my of some of the older comedy like I love Lucy which I loved to watch growing up (even though it was all reruns for me). It was a very funny romance that wasn't heavy but cute and lighthearted.

Any additional comments?

I was provided this audiobook through Audiobook Boom at no charge by the publisher and have voluntarily left an unbiased review.