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Best Audible book I've ever listened too!!!!

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

Reviewed: 07-11-19

This book is so much more than a book. It's a journey on into the minds of characters that you just can't ever discover their truths. Verity, Jeremy and Lowen find themselves entangled in one anothers lives and as each of their stories unfold and each of their secrets are revealed, I was blown away by how Colleen wove the story together and seeing each POV from the characters was simply twisted and pulled you darker and darker the further you into it.

Blown away by this Audio book!

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

Reviewed: 06-19-19

So I loved Lock when I read it. I loved it hard! Then when this released in Audio in March I immediately downloaded it. I finally got to listen to it over the past week and let me tell you, I have fallen even more in love with Lock now hearing his voice. Audio books for me are hit and miss. Most of the time I can't get on board with the narrators voices, but this was absolutely amazing! The story of Lock and Ember being brought to live by 2 amazing narrators, and then having the mix in of a few other characters we love was simply entertaining. I found myself desperate to drive to work the next day just so I could listen to more! Read it, listen to it, however you decide to dive into this story, just do it NOW!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Pretty predictable

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

Reviewed: 09-05-18

I was dying to finish this one before the upcoming movie. to say I was disappointed, would be an understatement. I am hoping for more out of the movie in 2 weeks.

What a conclusion to this heart pounding story...

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

Reviewed: 08-22-18

Let me just say, going back a 2nd time and now hearing the conclusion of Hudson and Alayna's story, we simply amazing! I read the book months ago, so to be able to go back and live this part of their story again was so much fun. The narrators were great, and it's always fun to listen while you read! Here is my review on the overall story:
In Fixed Forever we fall back into the lifes of Hudson and Alayna so simplistically that's it's a true delight to catch up with these two 7 years later. They are busy raising a family and adjusting to life that doesn't just revolve around the two of them, when things start to happen. Letters and photographs starting appearing a threats to the new life Hudson has built. As he desperately searches for answers, he is determined to keep his family safe at any cost. The angst we have in this story drives the story forward and as we watch it all unfold, we do get some of the Hudson and Alayna we love. Although this book isn't packed with that goodness, it has a different element in it that will make you fall in love with Hudson even more. His devotion to his family and their safety, and to solving this mystery, drive the book in the best way.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Another great audible!

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

Reviewed: 04-11-18

Dirty Sexy Player, Story Review:
Laurelin has amazed me yet again! In Dirty Sexy Player we get a story that fun and flirty, while also mixing in elements of angst and drama. She has done a fabulous job blending together everything you want in a romance. What we end up with is a surprising and a very entertaining journey of the unexpected pairing of Weston and Elizabeth and their arranged love story.
 
Elizabeth is the soon to be heir of her father’s company. Only one caveat, she must be married to inherit her company sooner than what her father dictated. She is desperate to step into the role and inherit her trust fund before the company falls apart at the hands of its current standing CEO, her conniving relative.
 
Weston agrees to marry into her family as a means to help his company gain ground in the takeover of their largest competitor. He’s an arrogant and cocky playboy that you just don’t see falling into this story as deep as he does. He’s supposed to be playing a part, but soon finds himself consumed with his fake fiancé.
 
Their journey is such a fantastic one to behold, I am dying to know what comes next. This is set to be part 1 of a duet, and now I am itching for part two. I want the other half of Elizabeth and Weston. I want to know what obstacles they overcome and what hindrances might be too much for them. The cliffhanger on this one, WEW!
 
I am excited to go back and read this with the print while I listen. I love to read and listen together so now I can’t wait for July’s eBook!
 
Audible, Narrator Review: Elena Wolfe & Jacob Morgan
Distinguishable between characters: 5 Stars
Impersonating opposite sex: 4 Stars
Accents: Minimal with side characters. 4.5 Stars
Any critiques: The first few chapters of Laurel (Elena’s voice) were very dramatic. It got better as the book progressed, but I overall loved the audio book! 
Overall enjoyment of Performance: 4.5 Stars. I absolutely love Jacob's voice but parts of Elena’s were overly dramatic for my liking.
Recommend audible version: Most defiantly!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

An amazing 2nd chance romance with a fun twist

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

Reviewed: 03-25-18

I absolutely loved this audio book. The narrators were great and I always love a British or Australian accent. Laurelin has done it again with yet another great story. I loved the characters and their 2nd chance at love was so well written.

I listened to the Audible of this title and I must say it was one of the first Audible books I've listened too that I truly loved! The narrators voices were on point, the story was original, and I found myself counting down the minutes to go to work when I could listen to this in the car!

Tanner and Jenna have such a great chemistry in this book and I loved where Laurelin took their story. This is a story of 2nd chance love, and with a voice like Tanners (Australian), who could not fall in love. They have a bad break up years ago and find themselves cast in the same movie, along side one another. Jenna has always been looking for her big break in Hollywood, but never imagined she'd be cast with her ex, Tanner. When the two find themselves on set across from one another for the first time, the passion is still there, the heat but also the hurt from the past still haunts Jenna. 


Can these two navigate the waters of their past and find a way to work as co-stars and perhaps even find a way to start again? Laurelin has presented us such a fun and unique read in One More Time that I can't wait to get it in print to read it alongside my Audible!

I loved the Kindle version of this story....

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

Reviewed: 01-20-17

*I received an ARC copy of this title at my request and have provided my honest review*

I was given an ARC of the Kindle version of this book and the Audible version. Let me first say before my review, that the Audible version is where I started and the voices used really had a hard time pulling me into the story. About 50% into the book I gave up and walked away from it. (See below for more about audio review) I spent a time away from the title and then decided to go back but start from scratch with the Kindle version. I can say my perspective on this book was night and day, no comparison, when I read that version versus listening to it. This review is based on the book itself and not the audio.

KINDLE REVIEW: After stepping back and giving this book a second chance, I can say I loved it! I am so glad there is a series and Eden has done it again with the Reckless Beat series. I love any and all Rockstar books where the Rockstar falls for a fan or an everyday person. I am always pulled into them being a fan of music myself. In Blind Attraction Alana is injured after attending a concert and goes temporarily blind. Her knight in shining armor there to take care of her and nurse her back to health is no other than their lead singer of Reckless Beat, Mitchell! From there the two kind of have a strange relationship. She has desires for him but is sheltered and scared. Not sure what to think about his behavior and his desire to take care of her. He is very much attracted to her since she is different from what he usually encounters backstage with fans. She has a past and he has to find a way to bring her out of her shell. She is guarded and not having her vision only adds to her insecurities, but once the two begin their journey, there is no stopping them. Seeing her grow as a woman and him leave behind his prior ways is always a fun read, and this first part of the series was no exception to that. With a few odd twists in there and a few fun supporting characters I hope Eden writes more about in the upcoming series books, this was a 4 star read for me! Lots of chemistry between these two with a lot of fun and flirty moments as well.

AUDIO REVIEW: The audio version was pretty bad for me and I almost gave up on the book in general based on the first 50% of the audible. I didn't like the voices. The womans voice for Alana was too fast even at the normal pace, and if I slowed it down at all it just sounded distorted. The mans voice for Mitch was WAY too masculine/scary almost. He was way too over the top and I felt like a serial killer was reading me the book and not the sexy Mitchell I rediscovered when I went back and READ the book myself. I'd listen to a sample of this before purchasing. Great story, but majorly lost by the narrators and I didn't even finish the audio.

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A lovely story lost in the narrative

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

Reviewed: 11-09-16

I received and ARC of this audio book in exchange for an honest review.

I haven't listened to a significant amount of audio books, but this one was difficult for me.

I loved the story written by Samantha, but it got lost in the narrative. I wasn't crazy about the narrator at all. I loved a few of her voices, Candace's son for one, but the third party POV and all the characters this narrator acted out made me cringe on several moments. I am going to purchase the book via kindle now to read instead.

*5 Stars for this Friends to Lovers Journey*

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

Reviewed: 08-17-16

Jay and Mia are like two peas in a pod. I don't even have words for how much I loved this book and their story. We've all had friendships with the opposite sex that we always wonder "what if" there was more. What if she feels the same or he feels the same and wants more out of our friendship. It is difficult for guys and girls to be friends and not develop feelings over time and that is exactly what happens in Bend.

We follow Mia and Jay, best friends, both in the medical field and both holding secrets form one another for years. Until one night Mia decides she has to know the answer to her longing question, has he ever wanted to have sex with me? Their interactions are great, they are fun and flirty with each other after the initial knee jerk reaction to Mia's question Jay has. There are things in Jay's past he knows Mia must know, but his secret is forced to he unmasked before he's ready. These two best friends journey down a path together if a friend's with benefits arrangement that is bound to lead to more, or force them to bend and break apart.

The emotions in this and all the past of Jay's childhood come resurfacing and make for a very emotional read. Both characters are super strong people who know what they want. They just have to shuffle through to heartache, loss and past mistakes to find a way to move past it all and make their friendship survive.

I really enjoyed the narrated version of this too, having read it originally via Kindle.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Loved the book & the Narrator's Female Voice, but.

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

Reviewed: 09-17-14

If you could sum up Unforgiven in three words, what would they be?

I wasn't crazy about her "Male" parts when she read from a male voice, it really messed up the story for me. I love Cat Miller books & love this story, but the narrator's voice throws it all off when she speaks for any of the male characters.

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