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  • Valley Fire: An International Billionaire Romance

  • The Langthornes of Napa Valley Series, Book 2
  • By: Tessa Bowen
  • Narrated by: Logan McAllister
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Napa Valley land heiress, Lola Langthorne, finally meets her match (and then some) when French billionaire Alexander de Sauveterre moves in next door. The high-rolling businessman and international playboy needs one last piece of land to complete his California wine estate - a “bit” of the legendary Langthorne vineyard adjacent to his new acquisition. Lola Langthorne’s “bit” to be exact, and he’ll stop at nothing to possess this little slice of viticultural heaven. The Langthorne family saga continues with Tobias and Lina’s wild and rebellious daughter. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good enemies to lovers & narration.

  • By Ariadna B. on 03-20-19

Good enemies to lovers & narration.

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

Reviewed: 03-20-19

I love a good enemies to lovers romance and Valley Fever was really fun! One of my favorite things about the trope is the inevitable clash between the two MCs and the sparks that fly between them. Lola and Alex. They’re two people with strong personalities and stronger sense of entitlement. They bump heads at every turn and yet their chemistry is undeniable. It was fun watching them grow individually and together. I will say that although I don’t mind cursing in the slightest I found it a bit excessive when it came to Lola. It felt as if every other word of her mouth was a curse word. It was a bit of overkill, but didn’t really turn me off enough to quit listening. All in all a good listen.

Narration by Logan McAllister was great! His voice is smooth and did wonderful work of portraying both the male and female characters. Also, the his voice is just plain yummy. Made for an added bonus to listening. 4 Stars.

  • Biker Daddy

  • By: Kara Kelley
  • Narrated by: Tor Thom, Charley Ongel
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

Ten years ago, Drew Trigger broke Addi Moore's heart. It was the only way to keep the beautiful teenager safe from his father's brutal biker club. But now, Addi has lost the man who always looked out for her, and Drew is all she has left. She needs him like a little girl needs her daddy, and he isn't going to let her go again. This time he'll give her exactly what she needs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book

  • By Ashley Hedden on 03-22-19

Hot daddy biker with equally 🔥 narration by Tor Thom!

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

Reviewed: 03-16-19

This was such a great audiobook! It checked off so many boxes:

Romantic suspense...Check!
Second chance romance...Check!
Sassy, likable heroine...Check!
Sexy af alpha biker...Check
Daddy dom....really hot check!

I really liked this story and Drew and Addi as a couple. Their chemistry and connection are undeniable and palpable. I loved Drew’s protective nature towards Addi and it made me root for them even more. Of the daddy dom part made some super hot scenes and I wasn't complaining. Then you’ve got some twists, some danger, and plenty of steam with this one. Kara Kelly does a great job of interlacing everything into the story beautifully. All in all this audio is hot! If you like bikers, daddy dom trope, and great chemistry definitely get this audiobook.

Narration was performed by Tor Thom and Charlie Ongel. I always enjoy Charley Ongel’s performances. She brought out Addi’s sass while still giving her that submissive streak with Drew and it was perfection. Drew is the complete alpha male and Tor Thom’s strong, deep voice was a perfect fit. And sexy as all get out! Once again this narration duo’s great narration skills and perfect chemistry behind the mic take this audiobook to the next level. 5 Stars.

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  • The Complete Retrieval Duet

  • By: Aly Martinez
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Maxine Mitchell, Jason Carpenter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

That was all it took for me to know Elisabeth was my soul mate. Five years, countless infertility treatments, and the loss of our only son. That was what it took for me to lose her. One phone call, a mix-up at the lab, and a little girl neither of us knew existed. That was the hell it took to bring her back to me.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Complete Retrieval

  • By Lisa on 02-10-19

Absolute perfection! 10 Stars!

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

Reviewed: 03-08-19

This audiobook is magnificent! Aly Martinez has absolutely blown me away with her incredible storytelling and absolutely gut-wrenching and heartbreaking story. Twisty, sexy, touching, and absolutely unforgettable. Elizabeth and Roman’s romance and journey is all things devastating and beautiful. Their chemistry was intense, vibrant, and utterly palpable. I couldn’t stop listening to their story even while being buried alive in feels. And I loved every single second of it. This story is simply perfection and MUST be experienced.

The narration team of Andi Ardnt, Maxine Mitchell, Jason Carpenter absolutely blew me away. Their narration captivated me from the prologue. Their performances felt so effortless and brought Aly Martinez’s story to life beautifully. I have never had 13 hours fly by so quickly! It almost felt like I had just watched a movie when I was done. This is one audiobook and story I won’t soon forget! 10 Stars.

  • Boyfriend for Hire

  • By: Kendall Ryan
  • Narrated by: Jason Clarke, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179

I’m the guy you call when you need to impress your overbearing family, your boss, or your ex. Yeah, I’m a male escort, but not just any escort, I’m the escort. The one with a mile-long waiting list and a pristine reputation that’s very well-deserved. I’m the guy who’ll make you feel beautiful, desired, and worshipped...all for a steep price. I’m hired to make you shine, and I always deliver. I’ll be whatever you want me to be for one night - except my true self. This is just a job, a role I play to earn a paycheck. But I’m not the guy who falls for a client.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen!

  • By AmazonAddicted on 02-20-19

Perfect sweet, swoony romance!

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

Reviewed: 02-27-19

Nic and Elle were freaking adorable. I loved the premise that Nic is one of Chicago’s top escorts. He has a past and isn’t perfect, but he’s still a genuine person and falls hard for Elle. Elle has been set up with Nic by her best friend who’s trying to help her bounce back after a bad breakup. She also makes it very clear to Nic that Elle is off limits, but once he meets her their attraction is just too strong! I loved that once he meets Elle he only has eyes for her and he’s all in. Despite his ‘job’ he finds himself, for the very first time in a long time, truly trying to romance a woman. *insert major swooning* If you’re in the mood for a sweet, swoony romance to spend an evening with then Boyfriend for Hire is the book for you! (Or any other Kendall Ryan book.)

Narration was done by Jason Clarke and Erin Mallon. They’re becoming one of my favorite narrating duos! They’re both automatic one-click’s for me and add to that Kendal Ryan’s swoony words and I am in heaven with each audiobook. Plus we get some bonus goodies added at the end to tide us over until the next delicious audiobook by Miss Ryan. 5 Stars.

  • The Wrong Gentleman

  • By: Louise Bay
  • Narrated by: Shane East, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202

I’m an all-or-nothing man - 100 percent focused on whatever has my attention. First it was serving my country in the Special Forces. Then it was building my business. Right now it’s the hot blonde at the bar who’s about to become another notch on my bedpost.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Quite Enjoyable!!

  • By Johanna on 02-23-19

Landon Wolfe and narration were perfection!

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

Reviewed: 02-27-19

Landon Wolfe has stolen my heart from his brother! I didn’t think it was possible, but Louise Bay went and wrote an amazing story and character and now here we are! The Wrong Gentleman is oh so right in every way!

Landon is basically perfection. He’s broody and detached, yes, but he’s also passionate, caring, and thoughtful once his walls are down. The swoon was strong win this one! Those walls don’t come down easy though so it took a fantastic heroine to knock them down and that was Skylar! She’s willful, stubborn, and made Landon Wolfe work for what he wanted for once and it was glorious. Their chemistry is undeniable and as the connection grew the heat between them became scorching. I’m talking set-off-fire-alarms hot! I couldn’t help, but fall in love with them and root for their HEA. Romantic, sexy, and oh so swoony, The Wrong Gentleman is an absolute MUST READ!

Narration by Shane East and Andi Arndt was perfection! Both have such a talent for painting beautiful pictures with their narration and bringing stories to life. 5 Stars.

  • Finding Alexei

  • By: Kendall Ryan
  • Narrated by: Jason Clarke, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223

He’s bossy, moody, and overprotective. He’s also a pro athlete who needs to focus on winning games and staying out of the headlines. I’m fiercely independent and need a man like I need a second period each month. So when our worlds collide, I never expected him to be the one to jump in and save me. Especially not when my roommate disappears, leaving me with her baby. I’m clueless about babies - and it shows. Good thing Alexei isn’t.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen but waaaay shorter than listed time

  • By Jill D on 12-30-18

INSTA-LOVE PERFECTION. Jason Clarke is everything!!

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

Reviewed: 01-28-19

Footballers and babies and romance, oh my! Hang on to those ovaries ladies because Kendall Ryan is about to obliterate them care of the sweetest linebacker you ever did meet. Be still my bookworm heart! Alexei is is probably Kendall Ryan’s swoon-worthiest hero to date. Not only is a sexy as hell football player, but the man can handle a baby maybe better than he does a football! *cue ovaries exploding* Once I began listening I couldn’t stop and I’m still thinking about it days later.

This story is insta-love goodness all the way. From the cover to the characters to the voices, I was in love at first sight for me. I instantly fell in love with Alexei, Ryleigh, and baby Ella thanks to Kendall Ryan’s fantastic and perfect combination sexy and sweet! Ryleigh isn’t the typical heroine. She doesn’t want Alexei at first, but needs and accepts his help for Ella’s sake. Alexei was beyond swoon-worthy, mouthwatering, delicious, adorable, sexy, and, well you get the point! Their connection was instant and their relationship moves quickly, but it wasn’t any less satisfying. Alexei and Ryleigh were total perfection and baby Ella was the cherry on top of this romance sundae. This is my favorite Kendall Ryan book to date.

Narration for this book was everything I could want and more! Jason Clarke. Omg! I was completely swept away by his voice and performance as Alexei. I don’t honk anyone else would have done. Also, I think I’m pregnant just listening to him. Erin Mallon was nothing short of amazing, but I mean, it’s Erin Mallon. Having her on an audio book is like getting an extra narrator. And both are a freakIng great at their job! Her ‘male’ voice is so stupendous that I sometimes forget it isn’t another person. Together Clarke and Mallon have chemistry that sizzles, is electric, and just mesmerizing. I can’t get enough of this audiobook. I think I’ve listening to it about 5 times already. 5 Stars.

  • Melt for Him

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Erin Mallon, Joe Arden
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132

Fire captain and bar owner Becker Thomas usually spends his nights alone, trying to escape painful memories from his past. When he meets a sexy, free-spirited brunette outside his bar, he knows he's found the perfect way to forget for one night. But when he discovers the woman he wants back in his bed is his best friend's sister, everything comes to a halt. 

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

  • By Cyndi on 01-07-19

Sexy, sweet firefighter romance! Perfect narration.

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

Reviewed: 01-06-19

I love firefighters. Talk about sizzle and heat! Lauren Blakely gave me everything I loved wrapped up in six hours of delicious audiobook goodness!

-insta lust
-best friend’s little sister
-firefighter
-great banter
-sweet and sexy hero
-quirky, likable heroine

Overall this was an amazing listen. I loved the push and pull aspect of their relationship between Becker and Megan. They both had walls up that they eventually let down. Then angst is kept to a low amount. Just enough to keep your earbuds firmly in place, but not enough to render you a sobbing mess.

Narration by Joe Arden and Erin Mallon was excellent. Mr. Arden does wonderful work of balancing Becker’s sweet and sexy sides while Erin Mallon can deliver humor, heat, and heart at a snap. Looking forward to more from this narrating duo. 4 Stars.

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  • Consumed by You

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Joe Arden, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

Dog trainer Cara Bailey wants to find “the one,” but fantasizing about her sexy-as-hell client, firefighter Travis Jansen, is getting in the way. Her only option? Get the confirmed bachelor out of her system - in every position possible - so she can settle down with Mr. Right. Starting right now. Travis doesn’t do relationships, so no matter how badly he wants the pretty little brunette, he keeps his distance. Until Cara goes and changes the game. She’ll fulfill all of his fantasies if he agrees to walk away when it’s over. 

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

  • By Cyndi on 01-07-19

Another awesome story & Audio!

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

Reviewed: 01-06-19

At this point I feel like Lauren Blakely not only has perfected her writing, but has also unlocked the key to amazing audio: fantastic narrating duos! Erin Mallon and Joe Arden sizzle, entertain, and play off of each other so well! Cara and Travis were adorable! I loved everything about them. From their banter to their inner most thoughts, the story just kept me smiling and I pretty much ignored all household duties while doing it. Lol.

  • Silk and Shadows

  • The Virgin Diaries, Book 3
  • By: Lauren Landish
  • Narrated by: Melissa Moran, Tor Thom
  • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

My mouth has been known to get me into trouble, and now is a perfect example. I've been asked to tutor the star of the football team, Zach Knight. To top it off, no one can know, and I have to pretend to be his girlfriend as a cover story. And he’s insufferable, thinking with this other head. But the more I sass him, the more he wants me. The more I say no, a word the Big Man on Campus rarely hears, the more he chases me. But his alpha attitude is doing crazy things to me.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hot for Tutor

  • By BelleReader on 11-26-18

Sexy, steamy, sweet! LOVED IT!!!!!

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

Reviewed: 12-19-18

I loved this hot jock and tutor/fake relationship story. It was a fun and quick listen and Ms Landish made falling for Zach easy. He’s sexy, smart, and a total sweetheart. Norma is was a great sassy female lead and the banter between she and Zach was just perfect! Lauren Landish is quickly becoming a go to author for me with her amazing stories full or heat and heart. She keeps the angst to a minimum giving the story just enough to add an element of drama, but still keeping it feeling real and relatable. Add to that her heroines that have sass and vulnerability in just the right measure and heroes that are completely drool and swoon worthy, and you have yourself a one-click author!

Narrators Melissa Moran and Tor Thom continue to narrate this series and thank goodness! I love their pairing and performances in series so much. Melissa Moran perfectly captures Norma’s vulnerability and sassiness. Tor Thom was just perfect at the hot jock: confident, strong, sexy, but still gentle and sweet. Totally credit worthy!

  • Ribbons & Os

  • By: R.E. Hargrave
  • Narrated by: La Petite Mort, Ruby Rivers
  • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

Carina Anderson has had a craptastic year. From losing her parents in separate freak accidents to finding her boyfriend and BFF engaged in kinky sex games, her general enthusiasm for life has evaporated. It's not a surprise that by the time Christmas rolls around, she's ready to lock her doors and hermit the season away - until a chance encounter forces her outlook to change. With her newfound attitude, Carina takes a wild leap and lands herself in a world she never dreamed of. A world she'll soon find she can't get enough of....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • HOT HOT HOT!!!!

  • By Ariadna B. on 12-19-18

HOT HOT HOT!!!!

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

Reviewed: 12-19-18

This story was just pure heat! Wow, R.E. Hargrave can certainly pack a punch into a novella! Then we get La Petite Mort and Ruby Rivers to narrate in duet and take it to a whole other level of HOT! Definitely recommend this! If the weather outside is frightful, this audiobook will turn your night delightful! 4 Stars.

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