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  • Satin and Pearls

  • The Virgin Diaries Series, Book 1
  • By: Lauren Landish
  • Narrated by: Melissa Moran, Tor Thom
  • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 39

I have a confession to make. I hate my math professor, Connor Daniels. From the moment he walked into class, he’s been a thorn in my side, nitpicking every little thing that I do. It burns me how he expects me to be just as perfect as he is. I get that professors are supposed to challenge their students, but he’s such a... He’s a dick. Cocky. Big-headed. Egotistical. So why can’t I stop fantasizing about him? Standing up there in his tight jeans, his bulge practically flaunted in my face. I picture the victorious way he’d smirk as he bent me over his desk.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One Steamy Audio To Lose Yourself In!

  • By Jackie on 09-30-18

Steamy student/teacher audio! 🤤

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

Reviewed: 10-16-18

It’s as if Lauren Landish had a lot of things I love in a romance and wrote a story that included them all! Taboo, student-teacher romance, virgin heroine, yup! All here. It might sound like a bit too much, but it was oh so right!

Daisy can’t stand her professor, Connor. Despite thinking he’s sexy as hell, she also knows he doesn’t seem to like her as is evident in her grades. Still, she can’t help but be drawn to the arrogant man. Conner wants Daisy. He knows he shouldn’t because she’s a student and strictly off limits, but he can’t ignore his need for her much longer. And he doesn’t want to.

This story was freaking yummy! Fun, passionate, and hot, hot, HOT! I also loved the characters. Connor was such a delicious hero! Yes, he’s a super hot man in change, but he’s also got a great heart. His desire for Daisy had me fanning myself, but his love for her melted my heart. My only complaint is that I wish the audiobook was longer because I wanted more!

Narration by Melissa Moran and Tor Thom was spot on! Ms. Moran’s narration of Daisy was so great. Not only was it sexy, but she also gave her that young innocence that the character needed. Tor Thom as Conner was amazing! Sexy, commanding, and hot. I really enjoyed this narration pairing and can’t wait to hear more from them again. 5 Stars.

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  • The Billionaire's Obsession ~ Simon

  • By: J. S. Scott
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Powers
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,372
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,114
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,117

Down-on-her-luck nursing student and full-time waitress Kara Foster gets a massive blow to her already desperate financial situation that will surely find her living on the streets. Needing nothing less than a miracle to save her, Kara gets rescue from an unknown, unlikely, and overwhelming source. Billionaire Simon Hudson makes her an offer that is impossible to refuse, but terrifying to accept from a man that she's never met. Will the handsome, alpha billionaire really be a solution to her problems? Or will he end up being a major complication and a danger to her emotional sanity?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AMAZING

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-03-14

Steamy billionaire romance!

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

Reviewed: 10-16-18

I love a good billionaire romance because it’s such a fun and steamy trope. This audiobook had the steam factor turned up to high! Once I began listening I didn’t want to stop. Simon is such great character. He’s rich and powerful yet he’s afraid to love and be loved. He doesn’t do relationships and only has sexual encounters with women he can pay off. Until Kara. He’s captivated by her and feels the need to take care of her. So when she faints Simon swoops in and rescues her. When she awakens in his bed she awakens a much more than sexual hunger within him.
I really enjoyed this audio. The chemistry between Kara and Simon was off the charts! The sexual tension between the two was palpable and had me literally fanning myself. At times the storyline did get a bit predictable, but it was still a yummy romance and I enjoyed listening.
Narration by Elizabeth Powers was great. It was my audiobook by her and I really enjoyed it. She did a great job at portraying each character and her voice is so soothing to listen to. She easy brought the book to life and made the hours fly by. 4 Stars.

  • Once Upon a Sure Thing

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160

It's so easy being best friends with a gorgeous, talented, charming guy. Said no woman ever. Except me. My friendship with Miller is a sure thing — he’s my plus one, my emergency contact, and my shoulder to lean on. He’s also been by my side helping me raise one helluva awesome kid who’s the center of my world. Nothing will change our easy breezy friendship. Until I have the bright idea to convince him to start a new band with me. Trouble is, our sizzling chemistry in the recording studio is getting harder to ignore, no matter how risky it might be.

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

  • By Cyndi on 09-27-18

Best of the series! And that audio surprise! 😍

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

The Heartbreakers Series only gets better with Once Upon A Sure Thing! Witty, sexy, and always a good time, Lauren Blakely once again confirms why she’s one of my top “one-click” authors.

Ally and Miller have been best friends for years, but Miller is thrown for a loop during his search for a singing partner when Ally shows up to audition. Not only is he blown away by her talent, so is everything he thought he knew about his best friend. I loved watching their relationship evolve from friends to lovers. Plus, Miller is just hot. I have a thing for musician and and he totally lived up to the fantasy. Miller and Ally’s chemistry and passion was spot on and perfectly matched by their fantastic banter. Cameos from past characters made for an awesome treat and great set up for the next book. Can’t wait for Miles’ story.

Narration by Sebastian York and Andi Arnt was perfection. You just can’t go wrong with this fantastic narrating duo. And OH MY GOSH! That small cameo by Erin Mallon had me squealing for joy. I need more of that! 5 Stars.

  • From the Baroness's Diary III: A Reverse Harem Romance

  • The Diaries Series, Book 3
  • By: Cristiane Serruya
  • Narrated by: Victoria Mei
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

I’ve been trying to get away from one man, I didn’t think I’d end up with three. I flee my abusive husband and travel to Italy to find Salvatore Di Luca, my long-lost love. But the moment I set foot in Sicily, my life takes an unexpected turn: I meet Enzo, a dominant, broken-hearted man, and we connect at first sight. I couldn’t have imagined he is Salvatore’s elder brother and that they have a younger brother, Angelo, who thinks he is damaged for life. It’s more than a trip. It’s a lifetime journey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • perfect ending

  • By hmm on 10-11-18

Enticing, hot, steamy reverse harem. 4 Stars

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

Reviewed: 09-27-18

I really enjoyed this book. I’ve never read/listened to a book with so many POVs, four in this case, and yet it worked. The transitions were seamless and the story flowed very well. There was plenty of steam being a reverse harem story, but I liked that the emotions of the characters were center stage. It didn’t feel like an overly gratuitous sexual buffet at all. I loved the bond between Chloe, Salvatore, Enzo, and Angelo which made the book that much more enjoyable for me. Twists and turns, suspense, freaking scorching chemistry and so much more made this such a great listen. This is complete standalone, but I definitely want to go back and read previous books after this one.

Narration was performed by Victoria Mei. She’s a new to me narrator and I really enjoyed her perforce. Her pronunciation of foreign names was excellent and made the story feel authentic. I look forward to more audiobook from her. 4 Stars.

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  • Caught in the Flames

  • By: Kacey Shea
  • Narrated by: Savannah Peachwood
  • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

I love firemen. Heroic. Selfless. Brave. I can't get enough. Imagine my surprise when local fire captain, Chase Matthews, wanders into my yard on moving day. I've hit real estate gold. Hot as sin with that all-knowing smirk creates an instant spark. But dating a firefighter isn't all it's cracked up to be. Chase keeps me at distance even when I attempt to break down his walls. A friendship with the nosy eccentric woman down the street reveals there's more to Chase than he's willing to share. I'm playing with fire and bound to get burned.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Freaking amazing story and Savannah Peachwood’s narration is too! #MustListen

  • By Ariadna B. on 09-27-18

Freaking amazing story and Savannah Peachwood’s narration is too! #MustListen

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

Reviewed: 09-27-18

This book was just...wow! Just when you think you know where this book, this trope, this author is going, NOPE! Kacey Shea damn near blew my mind with her impeccable storytelling, characters that felt vibrant and real, and a story that was so gripping I even listened to in the shower!

The heroine and hero are amazing! Where Callie is an open book Chase is much more guarded. She’s a planner and him no so intensely. But oh my Jesus their chemistry was off the charts! The overall book was so freaking engaging. Whether I was sometimes giggling, swooning, or gasping at the twists in the story, I was always completely enthralled with the story and characters.

Savannah Peachwood is one of my favorite female narrators. I love her ‘male’ voice most as much as her normal voice. He ability to switch between female and male POVs so effortlessly is amazing and helps to keep the flow of story moving and the listener engaged. I always know it’s going to be a great narration when I see her name and this time was no different. Caught in the Flames is an absolute must listen and 100% credit worthy.

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  • Flirting with Forever

  • By: Kendall Ryan
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Zachary Webber
  • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112

My best friend, Natalie, has been by my side through everything. Leaning on my shoulder, borrowing my sweatshirts…and making my pants too tight when she flashes me that sassy smile that drives me crazy. But she has no idea about that last part. She doesn't have a clue I've felt this way about her for years. Until one night after too many cocktails, we fall into bed together. I'm flirting with my forever…she just doesn't know it yet. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Would not use a credit or pay the price for 4 hours.

  • By Dawn Linville on 09-05-18

Credit-worthy sweet, slow burn romance!

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

Reviewed: 09-26-18

With Flirting With Forever Kendall Ryan sprinkles her special brand of sweet romance onto the friends-to-lovers trope. The main characters are likable and relatable. And *gasp* they handle their attraction like adults. No overly messy drama for the sake of drama. Still we do get some angst, but it’s believable and genuinely helps move the story along beautifully. Let me also just say that Cam is delicious. Gah! I wanted to wrap up my heart with a bow and hand it to him. Le swoon! A steamy slow-burn, just enough feels, and a love story that wrapped me up in it from the very beginning. A sweet romance that’s totally credit worthy.

Narration by Andi Arndt and Zachary Webber was excellent as per usual. Zachary Webber was he perfect Cam bringing out the sweet yet sexy side. Andi Arndt is one of my favorite female narrators because all the emotion she can portray with her voice. She makes a story truly come to life. 5 Stars.

  • Sometimes You Lose

  • The Sometimes Series, Book 2
  • By: Stacy Eaton
  • Narrated by: Julie Walters, Gene Branson
  • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

It's been three weeks since Haley Rosewood and Devon Carrington won the lottery. Most people would picture their days taking them from one exciting journey to another and their nights filled with champagne and caviar. But Haley is trying to find a new home, a place to start her business, and a way to keep control of her life. Devon is only trying to help her, but it seems that everything he does just pushes Haley's buttons in the wrong way. When a new contract comes into his security company, it threatens not only the future of his company but Haley and Allison's welfare

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Trust Me

  • By Jan M on 06-29-18

Thrills and feels. Need the next one!

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

Reviewed: 09-25-18

What happens after the ‘happily ever after?’ Hayley and Devin are adjusting to their new life together and for Devin, it’s not quite what he had imagined. Despite their love and connection Hayley begins to let her trust issues become a wedge between them. As everyday life begins to set in, Hayley becomes more overwhelmed and leaves Devin struggling to adjust. Just as Hayley begins to find her purchase, her past comes barreling back with her and her daughter in he crossfire and Devin desperately trying to protect them.

I loved getting to follow up with these characters. Life isn’t always tidy and neat. It can be challenging and messy, yet still worth fighting for. Getting to see Devin and Hayley fight for their love was so great and heartfelt. Sometimes You Lose had just enough drama and suspense to keep me firmly glued to my earbuds and plenty of feels to have me completely invested in the characters. And OH MY GOD it ends in a cliffhanger! *dies*

Narration was once again done by Julie Walters and Gene Branson. I really liked that the narration was once again performed by the same duo. I enjoyed their performances and the emotion they both brought t the characters. I’m excited for the next part of Hayley and Devin’s story. 4 Stars.

  • Whispered Prayers of a Girl

  • By: Alex Grayson
  • Narrated by: Nicole Blessing, Rhett Samuel Price
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

A tortured soul meets a damaged family.... A lonely man, a widowed woman, a carefree boy, and a broken girl.... Can the four come together and help heal each other? Or will fear of the unknown and guilt of the past keep them apart?   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful and emotional. MUST LISTEN!!!

  • By Ariadna B. on 09-10-18

Beautiful and emotional. MUST LISTEN!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

I love, love, LOVED this story! Whispered Prayers of a Girl is such an emotionally heartbreaking story. Alexander and Gwen have been hurt in the past and are still affected by it in the present. Still, their chemistry and connection was undeniably strong and so beautiful to watch unfold. Even more beautiful was the bond between their kids. My poor heart couldn’t take the feels that produced.

Narration by Nicole Blessing and Rhett Samuel Price did an amazing job narrating. Both are new to me narrators, but they completely blew me away with their ability to bring to life all the emotions in the story. They made Gwen and Alexander and all their emotions come to life and the story was better for it. 5 Stars.

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  • Crazy, Hot Love

  • By: K.L. Grayson
  • Narrated by: Wen Ross, Kai Kennicott
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

Claire Daniels is good at a lot of things, but dating isn't one of them. The men she dates must have a job on her approved-occupation list. It has to be safe, which means no cops, pilots, doctors, ranchers, and absolutely no firefighters. She's kept to her rules thus far - as long as you ignore the tiny crush she has on Trevor Allen, a crush that cannot move toward anything physical because Trevor is a firefighter and a rancher. Not to mention he's four years younger than she is and the brother of her two best friends. Still, it sure would be nice to have him put out her fire.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Crazy, Hot Love

  • By Kim Monk on 08-11-18

Sweet and steamy romance with feels! Love the narration!

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

Because of something that happened in her past Claire has strict rules when it comes to love and dating. She’s learned to protect her heart above all else. Trevor has wanted Claire for most of his life, but she’s strictly off limits because she’s his older brothers’ best friend. Not to mention what he does for a living makes him undatable in Claire’s eye. She’s always been unreachable to him, but always in his sights.

Despite this Trevor and Claire have an attraction that can’t be denied. The chemistry between them sizzles and crackles with every interaction. Their banter was amazing. Trevor is a total sweetheart and stole my heart as he won over Claire’s. Claire was skittish and I understood her reasons, but at times she came off as a tad annoying. Still, I rooted for them to finally get together and when they finally did it was everything I wanted and more.

Narration by Wen Ross and Kai Kennicott was wonderful! This duo aways brings all the emotions from their narrations to the forefront and their chemistry narrating always makes the book they narrate a more enjoyable listen. Also, Wen Ross doing a southern accent is my new favorite thing. Delish! 4 Stars.

  • Down & Dirty: Hawk

  • Dirty Angels MC, Book 3
  • By: Jeanne St. James
  • Narrated by: Ava Lucas and Tor Thom
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 49

When strong statements must be made, Hawk, as the MC’s VP, must be the one to make them. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t consequences, like him landing in jail. Though the club keeps an attorney on retainer, the one who shows up isn’t quite who he’s expecting. Not even close. Feisty, classy, and curvy, this attorney pushes his buttons in all the right ways. And Hawk can’t ignore a challenge. However, she’s so out of his league, he can’t hope for anything more than a few chances to scratch all her itches.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hawt!

  • By Virginia on 08-29-18

HOT MC 😍

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

Reviewed: 09-03-18

This story was SO FREAKING GOOD! I was literally hooked from the very start. Hawk and Kiki are polar opposites. He runs a bar and is VP of the the Dirty Angels MC and Kiki is the MC’s new lawyer. On paper they don’t go together, but their sizzling chemistry says otherwise. Their attraction is undeniable. Their connection inevitable and their passion uncontainable! Hawk is such a delicious alpha male. He’s strong, protective, and hot as hell. Kiki is sassy and always gives Hawk a run for his money. Such and unlikely pair and yet they’re made for one another. Evident by their awesome banter and steam factor. As if all that wasn’t enough the underlying suspense and twist and turns had me completely captivated in their world. I didn’t want this audiobook to end.

Narration by Ava Lucas and Tor Thom was so great! This is a new audio pairing for me and I really, really enjoyed it! Tor Thom is fantastic as Hawk bringing out his tough and protective side while bringing the heat! Ava Lucas was the perfect KiKi giving her all the sass and touches of vulnerability. The chemistry between narrators was amazing and made the book even hotter! I need more audiobooks from this duo. 5 Stars.

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