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  • Mismatch

  • By: Lisa Lace
  • Narrated by: Connor Brown, Meghan Kelly
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

A billionaire made an app that matches people with their soulmates. Too bad it paired his childhood sweetheart with his worst enemy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Contemporary Romance

  • By Adriana B on 12-06-18

Mismatch by Lisa Lace

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

Reviewed: 07-05-18

MISMATCH is a wonderfully written second chance love story between a computer software wiz and his high school sweetheart, Lily. Ethan has designed a software program that will match people to their soulmates, but is finding it hard to convince his own true love of his sincerity. In the meantime, his greatest competitor is moving in on both his largest client and his girl. Will Ethan decide where his priorities lie in time to find happiness with his own true love? And is his true love Lily or the company he built from scratch?

Author Lisa Lace continues the matchmaking theme of her TerraMates series, but without the alien Sci-Fi aspect of the story. As always her characters have engaging personalities that draw you into their story, there's a huge conflict to resolve before their HEA, a bit of danger, great dialogue with plenty of humor, and a unique storyline. I really liked the story and felt the use of both a male and female for narration added depth to my experience making it even more enjoyable. 4 stars.

  • Louisiana Longshot

  • A Miss Fortune Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Jana DeLeon
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,877
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,555
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,534

It was a hell of a long shot.... CIA assassin Fortune Redding is about to undertake her most difficult mission ever - in Sinful, Louisiana. With a leak at the CIA and a price placed on her head by one of the world's largest arms dealers, Fortune has to go off-grid, but she never expected to be this far out of her element.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clever, funny and fun

  • By Pamela on 06-08-16

Louisiana Longshot

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

Reviewed: 01-20-18

What a fun and exciting story! I was looking for an audiobook to listen to and took a chance on a new to me author. I hadn't gone past the first ten chapters when I was adding the rest of Jana Deleon's Miss Fortune Mystery series to my TBR list. I enjoyed the story and the narration truly enhanced my experience. I'm not typically interested in mysteries, especially if they don't include romance, but I was delighted by LOUISIANA LONGSHOT. The pace is good, no lapses in the excitement. The setting and characters are charming and well developed. The storyline is funny, engaging, and filled with surprising little twists. 4.5 stars

  • Cyborg Warrior

  • A Science Fiction Cyborg Romance
  • By: Lisa Lace
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31

Melissa can't fight her attraction to the massive soldier-cyborg holding her captive. But soon they're surrounded by Purity Force, and their chances of survival are slim. Can she and Thunder find a way to escape? If they do, will humans and cyborgs tear them apart?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thunderstruck

  • By Erin on 12-03-17

Cyborg Warrior by Lisa Lace

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

Reviewed: 10-04-17

I really enjoy and recommend Lisa Lace's futuristic sci-fi series, Burning Metal. They are always a great mix of social dilemma, danger, big hot sexy cyborgs and the women who fall in love for them. Talk about unlikely lovers, but Ms. Lace makes it work and keeps the story fun to read.

CYBORG WARRIOR is the fourth book in the series (but they are stand-alone and can be read in any order) and as usual a completely unique and riveting story. Melissa is a young college girl who is pretty much just off the farm and open to a little adventure and romance. She has a crush on a cute guy who sits behind her in one of his classes, so when he begins to tell her about his compassion for the cyborgs who are being held captive and destroyed simply because they exist, she is eager to learn more and get involved in the cause to free them. Okay, okay. She is eager to spend more time with this guy in the hopes of a little romance. And yes, of course, she will go with him to a high-security facility where Purity Force is holding the cyborgs captive in order to liberate them!

Thunder is part of a rogue group of cyborg soldiers who have made it their mission to save as many of their fellow cyborg brothers as possible. When they discover a large group of their fellow soldiers are being held captive and are scheduled to be destroyed they set a plan to rescue them. But there are humans there making a mess of things including their rescue mission. Things get a little crazy and Thunder takes Melissa hostage in order to gain a little leverage, but he finds he doesn't want to harm her and really doesn't want anyone else to either... but not because he's attracted to the human. This is where the danger, and the attraction, and some cyborg - human sexy times really start to heat up! These two are unlikely lovers, but the chemistry is off the charts. Every thing and everyone is against them. They aren't even sure they'll survive! Great story! Kept me listening that's for sure. 4 stars

* I listened to the audiobook and thought the narrator did an excellent job. His characterizations greatly contributed to my overall enjoyment of the story.

~Complimentary audiobook received. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.

  • Avren

  • An Auxem Novel
  • By: Lisa Lace
  • Narrated by: Piper Fairweather, Trenton Todd
  • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

I can summon any woman with a look. They want me, but there's only one I crave. Vanessa. I shouldn't have let her slip away. She answers the door wearing next to nothing. I can't tear my eyes away from her. A short silk kimono skims her thighs. The delicate robe falls open. She's teasing me. Lace panties and a push-up bra lifts her breasts like an offering. I haven't seen her in years. I've never seen her like this. I never knew that under her clothes she had the body of a goddess.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love the brothers

  • By Troublemer on 11-12-17

AVREN by Lisa Lace

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

Reviewed: 09-07-17

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

Second chance love

What was one of the most memorable moments of Avren?

When AVREN almost drowns and when saving him Vanessa realizes she still loves him.

Did Piper Fairweather and Trenton Todd do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

Piper Fairweather did a good job. I also felt Trenton Todd did a good job with everyone's voice with the exception of Vanessa.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Idk

Any additional comments?

AVREN, is a fantastic story, the last book in Lisa Lace's Auxem series. AVREN is the fifth and youngest brother of the five Auxem Princes. He's a genetic scientist determined to finally put an end to their race's suffering by attempting to modify their DNA. The best geneticist in the galaxy just happens to be his ex. The ex her chose her career over him and broke his heart.

Vanessa values her career as a geneticist above all else as it provides her with the independence she needs to make her own decisions. She's not about to find herself depending on a man, like her mother always foolishly did, only to be let down. She fell in love with AVREN back when they were at University together, but then he left just like all men do. She might be willing to help him save the Auxem race, but she will never trust him with her heart again.

AVREN and Vanessa might both be brilliant scientists, but they have a lot of mistrust to overcome when it comes to loving each other. Which they still do, but pride and insecurities keep trying to get in the way. Throw in a relentless bad guy trying to quell all they are working so hard for and you've got a fantastic read!

I listened to the audiobook and was mostly pleased with the narration. There could have some improvement with the male narrator's rendition of Vanessa's voice, but otherwise I felt it well done. 4 stars

~Complimentary audiobook received from author. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.

  • Alien Prince's Mate

  • An Auxem Novel
  • By: Lisa Lace
  • Narrated by: Kelly Morgan, Paul Brion
  • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

Ever since the virus took our women, we've been searching. Searching for their magical gift to create new life. Searching for the fire in their eyes when they scream our names in the heat of passion. So when I find Priya, a curvy, dark-eyed human stowaway, there's only one thing on my mind. Do I care if I'm royalty and she's a fugitive? Do I care if mating with her could risk everything? Of course not.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Youngest Prince

  • By Erin on 09-17-17

Allex: Alien Prince's Mate by Lisa Lace

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

Reviewed: 08-15-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. I am really enjoying this series. Allex and Priya's story is a great addition.

What other book might you compare Alien Prince's Mate to and why?

Ayrie, the second book in the Auxem series. Narration style was similar.

Which character – as performed by Kelly Morgan and Paul Brion – was your favorite?

Priya was my favorite character.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes. I did listen to it in one sitting.

Any additional comments?

The fourth Auxem novel, ALLEX: Alien Prince's Mate by Lisa Lace is another great addition to this series. Allex is the youngest of the five Prince's and as deliciously handsome and charming as his other brothers. This is a stand-alone book, but I recommend you read (or listen to as I have) the first three novels simply because if you love sci-fi romance, you are going to love this series. Hello! Five gorgeous and sexy alien Prince's! Anders' book specifically has a slightly overlapping storyline and well, it's my favorite book in this series!

Priya and Allex definitely don't have a cute first meeting. They pretty much snarl at each other and their second meeting doesn't go much better. Despite Priya's quick barbs, Allex can't ignore how much he's drawn to her perfect, sexy curves and her beautiful black eyes have him captivated. Who can worry about whether or not a woman is a stowaway criminal when his hormones are raging for him to make her his? Priya is equally smitten by the gorgeous, sexy Prince with the rockin' hot body, but can't imagine him ever wanting her when he could surely have any woman he chooses. Lucky for her, Allex chooses her.

Allex and Priya have some serious obstacles to overcome before they can be together, but there's no denying their attraction or their love. Great story where true love always finds a way! As always, having it narrated to me is always a bonus.. 4 stars

~Complimentary audiobook received. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.

  • Given the Circumstances

  • By: Brad Vance
  • Narrated by: Brad Vance
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

When Roger and Brian lock eyes on the first day of school, a friendship is born. Both men are hungry for connection - Brian needs the acceptance, encouragement, and support he never had growing up, and when he finds out his new best friend is gay, it brings his own sexual identity into question. Roger needs a big brother, a best friend, but that will never be enough, especially not when he's this close to big, strong, handsome Brian.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • such a great love story

  • By TinkerMel on 09-26-16

Given the Circumstances by Brad Vance

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

Reviewed: 08-15-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, It's an excellent story of love and sacrifice.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Roger was my favorite character. His integrity and character were above reproach.

Which character – as performed by Brad Vance – was your favorite?

Jacob was my favorite per the performance by Brad Vance.

Any additional comments?

From the beginning of this story I was captivated with the two leads, Roger and Brian. I loved every word of their very real story. It’s well-written, characters are fully developed, real and likeable, the story has a great flow, LOVE Brian and Roger… the sexual scenes are realistic, very sensual and OMG steamy! I also enjoyed the sports aspect (you can tell the author did his homework), but what I liked best is the love story (I’m a girl, what can I say) and Roger and Brian’s romance is one of the best I’ve read in awhile. As I said I was totally hooked right from the beginning. Parts of this story are sad and heartbreaking to read, but much of it, much of them together is just so sigh worthy! I can tell you I hated when it was over and I had to move on. I wanted more!! Brad Vance is a new author to me (and frankly I'm fairly new to M/M romance), but he can consider me a sold-out fan. GIVEN THE CIRCUMSTANCES was an amazing read and he is a talented writer! In the audiobook version, the author is also the narrator which works well since he knows better than anyone the emotions the characters are feeling and perfect times for emphasis.

  • Anders

  • An Auxem Novel
  • By: Lisa Lace
  • Narrated by: Connor Brown, Piper Fairweather
  • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

Gwen has always denied her attraction to Anders. Even after her marriage ends, getting involved with Anders is unthinkable. It's not only that he's a hot alien prince. He's her co-pilot and best friend. She can't risk losing him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More Auxem Magic

  • By Erin on 08-27-17

Anders by Lisa Lace

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

Reviewed: 08-02-17

Would you consider the audio edition of Anders to be better than the print version?

I only have the audio version so I can't compare.

What other book might you compare Anders to and why?

Ayries, because it both books the two main characters must depend on Each other to survive at some point in the book.

Which scene was your favorite?

I like the scenes where Anders and Gwen were trying to out-maneuver the two pirates chasing them. The banter between them as Anders got cocky about his skills and Gwen humbled him a bit. But in the end each proved to be above the cut.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I think the final battle scene, where Gwen is piloting while Anders is trying to make that crucial hit to take out the pirates main generator.

Any additional comments?

Loved Anders and Gwen! My favorite in the series so far! ANDERS is the third book (and the third brother) in Lisa Lace's newest series, Auxem, about the five Prince's from the planet who have come to earth in search of brides. It's also essentially the sixteenth book in her TerraMates series, since the bride's are found, with permission from Earth's government officials, through TerraMates. However, this book is a stand-alone, full-length science fiction romance with no cliffhangers.

Unlike his two older brothers, Arnon and Ayries, Anders didn't choose a wide from among the women in Earth. Anders is a pilot with exceptional skill... and the swagger to go with it, and this is where his focus lies. He has no time for love. Especially when the woman he loved most died. He refuses to go through that pain again.

Gwen was not part of the Brides program, but she is on board the Auxem's ship as a pilot, Anders' co-pilot and greatest temptation. They make a great team and have become close friends. When everyone on the Ayden ship is suddenly in danger it's up to Anders and Gwen to save them all. Their great teamwork will be tested and so will Anders hope to keep from falling in love with Gwen, and Gwen's hope to not fall for the handsome Prince she thinks would never want her. Both are burning with desire for the other, but the Auxem mate with only one woman and it's for life, are they ready for that commitment?

Great story! Lots of danger, adventure, excitement and all set in brilliant futuristic, alien settings. There's also plenty of laughs, witty dialogue, and some creative sexy times for a couple who can't quite go all the way!! 4.5 stars

~The narration for Anders was excellent. The best so far in all of Lisa Lace's books I've listened to so far. There is good pacing in the reading, real emotion and good variances demonstrated in the different characters. It made a huge difference for me.

  • The Lord and the Wallflower

  • Conundrums of the Misses Culpepper, Volume 3
  • By: Collette Cameron
  • Narrated by: Stevie Zimmerman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

New to society, Brette adores the whirlwind social scene and the slightly-sensual verbal sparring with the devilishly attractive, much too witty, and oh so unsuitable Mr. Hawksworth. But her fairytale existence crashes to a halt when rumors circulate that she's a peer's illegitimate granddaughter. Even though he's left her a tidy inheritance, formerly hospitable doors slam in her face as a newly appointed guardian emerges, intent on stealing her wealth and forcing her to wed an elderly despot.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kindred souls

  • By Gina Johnson on 12-03-18

Brette by Collette Cameron

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

Reviewed: 08-02-17

If you could sum up Brette: Intentions Gone Astray in three words, what would they be?

Delightful. Humorous. Lovely.

What other book might you compare Brette: Intentions Gone Astray to and why?

I would compare the character of Brette to Jane Austen's Emma.

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

That delicious British accent.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Idk

Any additional comments?

This audiobook was delightful! The story is lovely, as is Collette Cameron's main character, BRETTE. She reminds me a bit of Jane Austen's Emma, and not just in her desire to be a matchmaker, but in her charm, confidence, and general way she maintains control of her own life and choices. She does what she believes is the right thing for those she loves.

Alexander "Hawk" Hawksworth was also easy to admire. He claims roguish ways that he feels make him ill-suited to be a rector, but is in fact kind, humble, and quietly seeing to the needs of the class fortunate. Oh, and quite in love with the incomparable Miss Brette Culpepper, no matter her station. If only she would believe his feelings were true.

Fun love story. Great characters. Humorous dialogue. A little danger. And narrated with a delicious British accent that makes it just so much more authentic and enjoyable. 4.5 stars

~Complimentary audiobook received from a giveaway. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.

  • Bride of Falcon

  • A Waltz with a Rogue Novella, Book 2
  • By: Collette Cameron
  • Narrated by: Stevie Zimmerman
  • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

After five Seasons, Ivonne Wimpleton has accepted she's a haute ton undesirable. Always a bit ungraceful, her suitors are men desperate to get their hands on her marriage settlement. Guarded and aloof, she's resigned herself to spinsterhood. She doesn't mind her fate, since Chancy Faulkenhurst, the man who once held her heart, left for India years ago without an explanation. When Ivonne's father, Viscount Wimpleton, refuses Chance's request for her hand in marriage, he transfers to the East India Troops.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Adorable Proposal

  • By berlinerin on 03-27-18

Bride of Falcon by Collette Cameron

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

Reviewed: 07-28-17

What made the experience of listening to Bride of Falcon the most enjoyable?

The varying characteristics voiced by the narrator.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked that they each felt unrequited love for the other... no idea that the other returned their feelings just as sincerely.

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

unsure

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

no

Any additional comments?

BRIDE OF FALCON, the second novella in Collette Cameron's A Waltz with a Rogue series features Ivonne "Ivy" Wimpleton, the younger sister of Allen Wimpleton from the first novella in the series, A Kiss for Miss Kingsley. Ivy has been in love with her brother's friend, Chancy "Falcon" Faulkenhurst since she was a young girl. He went to India to work six years ago when she was only fifteen and has finally came back to England. She's had many suitors, but none she's interested in mostly because she's never gotten over her hope that Falcon returns her feelings.

There was a lot going on in this second chance love story. One of Ivy's suitors, the most repugnant of them all is quite aggressive, and causes trouble as her rejection disrupts his plans. Chance is back, but he's not the same man and isn't sure any woman will want him. There's the usual nattering gossips who are more than happy to spread rumors whether or not they are true. The biggest hindrance to their love seems to be their own insecurities and misunderstandings. Even Prinny gets into the mix. At last, true love prevails and this young couple are free to declare themselves. Sweet story and likable characters. 4 stars

*I listened to the audiobook version and was impressed with the narrator's ability to give individual voices to each of the varying characters.

  • Sinful Deeds

  • Cynfell Brothers, Book 2
  • By: Samantha Holt
  • Narrated by: Katie Bunn
  • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14

Lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride. The Cynfell Brothers are the very embodiment of a sinful existence. But could the right woman change that? Being the mistress of one of the most notorious rakes in London was never going to be easy, but Josephine believed she was strong enough. After all, she loved Dante Cynfell to distraction.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Steer clear fellow listeners!

  • By 🌿🌸Susynne🌸🌿 on 05-18-17

Sinfell Deeds by Samantha Holt

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

Reviewed: 07-22-17

SINFELL DEEDS is book two in Samantha Holt's Cynfell Brothers series. It features, the second eldest brother, Dante Cynfell and his relationship with his mistress, Josephine.

Josephine is a talented artist that loves Dante, but is tired of him taking her for granted. When her talent is recognized and promoted by a gentleman in the art world she see's the opportunity to break off her arrangement with Dante and take care of herself. He is genuinely surprised by her actions, having never realized she was unhappy. He tries to convince her to come back to him, but stubbornly refuses her request for marriage. Poor Dante learns how much this woman means to him and how much he needs her the hard way. He finally comes to his senses, swallows his pride, and works to become a man who deserves Jo... meaning he gives up his late nights out and ither rakehell ways.

Interesting story, not overly long or drawn out. Perfect for listening to on a short road trip as I did. I really enjoyed the narration was done by someone with a British accent. It added to the authenticity of the story. 4 stars