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  • Rock Solid

  • By: Carly Phillips, Erika Wilde
  • Narrated by: Sophie Eastlake
  • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114

Connor Prescott doesn't do one night stands (yes, ladies, he's an anomaly), so when he meets a beautiful woman during a snowed in night at the airport who wants to forget her heartache, he makes an exception. Their night together is incendiary, and by morning Connor wants more...except his sexy stranger is gone. He's pretty sure he'll never see her again, until three and a half years later, she finds him and changes his entire world with three little words.... You're a daddy.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Bad..

  • By B. D. on 02-05-18

Connor is a Alpha Dream

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

Reviewed: 01-16-18

What made the experience of listening to Rock Solid the most enjoyable?

All points of this book were enjoyable to me. Erika and Carly did a great job with the backstory development. The storyline was believable, although 3 years and 7 months is a bit long to carry a torch the way the H and h did, other than to give Val more of a role and character the time lapsed could have been shorter.. this book didn’t require a read/listen to the previous books, it can adequately standalone.

Connor was my type of guy, protective, territorial, smooth dirty talking Alpha male, yummy. Katie’s actions when compared to the reasons for her hang ups and mistrust were a bit exaggerated at times but not a show stopper. Little Val (Valentine) was cute, almost too cute, liked the insertion of the temper tantrum making her a more realist toddler.

The best friend’s character was inconsistent, the “baby daddy” dialog was unnecessary to identify ethnicity. Also, what type of job did her husband have that only allowed Sunday’s off?

What was one of the most memorable moments of Rock Solid?

Loved the park scene when Connor first met Val. Loved the Connor Alpha moment when the Landscaper hit on Katie.

What does Sophie Eastlake bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Very believable narration, good voice control and consistency.

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

There were tender moments that were tear jerk worthy.

  • Running Into Love

  • By: Aurora Rose Reynolds
  • Narrated by: Carly Robins, Alexander Cendese
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 539
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 455
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 458

Fawn Reed has kissed one too many toads and has finally decided that Prince Charming doesn't exist. After countless mishaps, mistakes, and unmitigated disasters on the dating scene, she's decided to give up and move on with her life...solo. Everything changes, however, after Fawn runs into Levi Fremont, a homicide detective new to New York City.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story - Female Narrator - ANNOYING

  • By M. L. .S on 10-02-17

Good Story...Terrible Narration

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

Reviewed: 01-16-18

Would you try another book from Aurora Rose Reynolds and/or Carly Robins and Alexander Cendese ?

I loved the “Until”series, both generations. Aurora is a great author, I am really into her style of alpha male. all of her Hs unconditionally love their crazy girls.

However, Carly’s over exuberant voice just didn’t work for me and Alexander’s female falsetto was awful. Really destroyed this audiobook for me. I think I’ll skip this audio series because of the narrator’s performances.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I really liked Levi, he was so steady and patient. The h was immature and a bit irritating at times. loved the dog, what a great insertion of comic relief, much funnier than the h.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Carly Robins and Alexander Cendese ?

Not sure why Aurora changed narrators from the Until series. Should call’em back up, Carly and Alex are ruining this series for me.

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

I think if the script was a little more developed from the character’s ancillary family members prospective I probably would go to see this on the big screen.

  • Hired Bride

  • Beaufort Brides, Book 1
  • By: Noelle Adams
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 116

For years, Deanna's eccentric grandmother has been trying to marry her off to a rich man, and she's finally managed to do it. Deanna has spent her life trying to take care of those she loves, and a six-month marriage should be a simple enough way to keep their historic Savannah house from falling down around their heads. Sexy, obnoxious Mitchell Graves needs a wife to finalize a business deal, and he snaps up Deanna as the most expedient option. Because she's quiet, he thinks she'll be easy enough.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "Gesture of Grace"

  • By Empress Karen on 01-18-17

Seriously is any heroine that obtuse?

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

Reviewed: 11-27-16

Would you try another book from Noelle Adams and/or Angela Dawe?

Not sure I ever want to read another Noelle Adams book. I don't understand how listeners/readers tolerated, let alone highly praised this most annoying book. Storyline was one we've heard before, well to do guy needs a temporary wife, temporary wife is reluctant, feelings grow, are revealed and then the HOA. BUTTHIS STORY made it the most miserable EVER. My romance novel library consists of over 500 combination of hardback, paperback and audio. I've read excellent, good, marginal, and bad....this book is AWFUL. Awful for one primary reason DEANNA, the heroine, yes there are typos, yes there are some poor situational dialogues but the absolute number one reason for my rating was Deanna, simply hated her...... Deanna's reluctant attitude was understandable at first, given what she heard, but to maintain her reluctance and bad behavior towards Mitchell midway through Chapter 13 out of 15 Chapters is a bit much. Additionally to have Deanna's Grandmother threaten her with another suitor and her sisters discuss how great Mitchell is, before she Deanna discovered "oh I really love him", what a crock of poop. I don't understand how the author would reasonably expect readers/listeners to believe someone like Mitchell would tolerate the relational disruption, immaturity and elementary defiance Deanne exhibited and acted out well throughout the story. I want my money back!

Has Hired Bride turned you off from other books in this genre?

Thank goodness I've read more books in this genre otherwise this would have turned me off from every Romance novel.

What does Angela Dawe bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Very good narration, too bad the storyline was so bad.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Narration was very good

Any additional comments?

Noelle, get some character balance and depth writing training. There needs to be consistency and continuity in a character throughout the story, but they should show growth and compromission. Deanna destroyed this book for you, because she had no depth, no growth ability, no ability or effort to learn her H how obtuse can someone be living in the same house.

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  • Breathe

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Emma Taylor
  • Length: 21 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,146
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,967
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,969

In Carnal, Colorado, Faye Goodknight is the town's quiet, shy librarian. She may also be Carnal's last remaining virgin. For years, Faye has had a crush on Chace Keaton, but the gorgeous cop has always been unattainable. She's resigned to live contentedly with only her books for company-until Faye suddenly meets Chace alone in the woods.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Excellent Installment in This Series

  • By Sharon on 08-28-14

NICE BOOK -- TOO LONG. WAY TOO LONG

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

Reviewed: 10-20-14

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

this book had a great story line but 21 hours really? Not at all necessary. Chase and Faye. Lovable couple, Faye the virgin geek (libriarian) and Chase, rich (but denies his wealth), cop. I have to agree with other readers, I think Kristen Ashley was trying to give dimension to Chase's character by dropping the "f" bomb but after awhile it got to be distracting. As did Faye's "Frackin". But for the most part a really nice story, loved how they helped Jermiah and Becky and then followed through by keeping in touch.Absolutely hated hearing the sex scenes from Faye's geek POV. Really diminished the act. You really want to be distracted, let a grown geeky virgin explain a sex scene with phrases such as "AWESOME" and "THINGY" seriously?Wish the book could have been told from Chase's POV, Faye got a bit annoying after awhile. Needed her to grow up much sooner than the author did.

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

What ending? The epilogue was like the energizer bunny, it just kept going, and going and going

What does Emma Taylor bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

the uncanny ability to stretch a story to 21 hours that should only be 7 hours

Could you see Breathe being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Yes, would love to see Chase brought to life as well as his "Boys" Also would like to meet Jeremiah and Becky.

Any additional comments?

none

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  • The Billionaire's Dance

  • Billionaire Bachelors, Book 2
  • By: Melody Anne
  • Narrated by: Lilly Swan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 387
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342

Joseph Anderson has decided it is time his three successful sons find brides. Joseph wants grandchildren to fill his huge mansion, and he wants them immediately. He was successful in his eldest son's match, and in this book, his scheming brings Alex and Jessica together. Alex is a confirmed bachelor who loves to travel all around the globe and romance as many women as possible. That is until he meets Jessica Sanders.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • If less than 1 star were possible!

  • By Leslie on 03-12-19

NOT NEARLY AS GOOD AS THE FIRST INSTALLMENT

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-20-14

Would you try another book from Melody Anne and/or Lilly Swan?

I kept waiting for the story to start... next thing I knew it was over. This second installment of the 4 Anderson brothers left a lot to be desired. Melody Anne seems to have used the same recipe from Billionare Wins the Game, which is fine because I loved the first installment. The sexual tension from Amy and Lucas really worked, but it was the Lucas Alpha and confident male that really made the first installment such a great read (or listen). In this second installment, Alex and Jessica never seemed to connect or get that feeling of them both loving each other. Alex and Jessica's families are friends and have done business before. Alex and Jessica knew each other from childhood, she's always had a crush on Alex... she was young and clumsy with braces. Fast forward a few years, and of course the ugly duckling is now a beautiful swan. Alex sees her from across the room at a fundraiser... then they end up in an elevator and the power goes out. She's a virgin, getting over a very bad relationship with a fiancé who only wanted her for her family's money, not really trusting men. But low and behold, while stuck in the elevator, it comes out that she's afraid of the dark, he admits he's afraid of monkeys (who knew??) but somehow she gets hot and bothered, forgets her inhibitions and they have hot elevator sex. Alex just powers through sex with her not realizing she was a virgin (really, no pain, no extreme tightness, no blood?), they are dressed in formal attire. They get ready for round two, the elevator lights come on, they get dressed, doors open and she runs. Fast forward one year, Joseph Anderson (Alex's Dad) and Jessica's father are having lunch. Joseph finds out Jessica had a baby boy and somehow these two old friends figure out the Alex is the dad, what wonderful deductive skills. They set up a dinner meeting, of course Amy is taken aback when Joseph and Catherine (Alex's mom and dad) show up for dinner. Joseph and Jessica's dad are now 100% sure Alex is the "baby daddy". Joseph tells Alex, Alex runs to her apartment, they fight, the have sex, they fight more, he holds his son. They pick more fights with each other, more sex......ANYWAY.... I just felt anxious waiting on some connection, some sparks, SOMETHING. I just kept waiting and waiting and waiting for Alex to confess his love or something substantial to happen. I kept waiting on Alex to grow some balls and man up, like his big brother did. Instead we got this whole book work of simple excuses about probabilities of divorce and although Jessica professed her lover for Alex he very coldly responded "No" I can't love you do you know the probabilities of divorce. Even though my Mom and Dad, your Mom and Dad AND my Brother and his wife are in blissful and happy relationships it just can't happen for us.

Throughout the story there seemed to be a huge discrepancy with Alex's insistence on why they can't work, while he continued to bang her every night. Then she seemed to be depressed throughout the book with a very lackluster monotone voice and sleeping almost 1/3 of the book away... you'll find out at the very end as to why she slept throughout the book.

In all, Alex just didn't pull of off the Alpha strong hero like his older brother Lucas did. While Jessica's character wasn't as corny as Amy (Lucas' wife)was, Jessica was so freaking boring. No real dimensions to her, although her story line says she was this Peace Corps, master degreed strong willed person. She and Alex just came off as two spoiled brats trying to see who will give up first of course she did. Confessing her love to Alex, he just like his brother, freaked out and started avoiding her. Then at the end of the book, Jessica in one last effort, confessed her love again, he came back with the probabilities and statistics. She leaves the house in the middle of the night (leaving her son noting she'll be back in the morning), something bad happens (of course), he runs out and then lights go off, oh why didn't I know.. I LOVE HER... REALLY????
Very disappointing.

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

The ending was rushed, mad no sense her reaction to Alex once he confessed his love was so forgiving and accepting. Just not a good book very rushed very wrong.

Did Lilly Swan do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

Lilly disappointed me in a big way. Her voice for Alex was wimpy and soft. Jessica's voice was stronger and more masculine. They should have caught this in audio editing. When Lucas went to his dad it was more man to man. Alex going to the patriarch sounded like a little wimp. She needs to work on her masculine voices.

Did The Billionaire's Dance inspire you to do anything?

Not really. Although I was very disappointed with this installment, I'm still going to purchase the third installment.

Any additional comments?

no additional comments.

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