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  • The Boy Friend

  • By: Mika Jolie
  • Narrated by: Eric Rolon, Kylie Stewart
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

According to the law of attraction, women and men can't be friends. Contrary to this myth, my friendship with Coriander Phillips does not rest on unrequited love or un-actualized lust. We've been inseparable since the day I pulled one of her pigtails and she punched me in the gut. She's hilarious, fun to hang out with. Together, we're like peanut butter and jelly, spaghetti and meatballs, wings and beer. A match made in heaven.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I liked this one but the hero got on my nerves

  • By Audiobookhoe on 09-11-17

Ugh...

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

Reviewed: 10-10-18

This book definitely needed an editor; or a better one, for content alone. How many years had Dean and Cori known each other? 20? 26? Somewhere in between? Blessedly, I got through this book in 2 hours by skipping right over most of it. The ending was as disappointing as the rest of it.

The narrators sounded like 15 year olds rather than almost 30 year olds, or were they 27, but that is probably more attributable to the story and dialogue than their narration.

  • The Highlander's Conquest

  • The Stolen Bride, Book 2
  • By: Eliza Knight
  • Narrated by: Corrie James
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 513
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 465
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 466

Highland warrior Blane Sutherland has one mission: disguise himself as an Englishman, cross the border, and retrieve Lady Aliah de Mowbray. Always up for a challenge, he agrees, pursuing his conquest with vigor - and trying to deny the powerful desire that eclipses him each time he touches his charge. A rogue of the highest order and a younger son, he has nothing to offer a lady but a broken heart.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Book 2 Does Not Disappoint

  • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 05-03-13

Scot?

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

Reviewed: 09-02-18

The story was fine, but the Scottish accent of Blaine, the Scot? Was he an an Englishman instead? The narrator never masked the fact that she couldn’t produce a Scottish accent. The Romance package books (as this one is) are hits a misses. This is a miss.

  • Good Witch Hunting

  • Witchless in Seattle Series, Book 7
  • By: Dakota Cassidy
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79

After a really busy summer, things have settled down for my crew here in Ebenezer Falls. That is, until my favorite spy, Win, has a crazy recollection of the night he was murdered. His memory leads us to the new tattoo artist in town who just happens to be an ex-nun named Trixie Lavender. Sister Trixie has a gifted tattoo artist for a sidekick who just happens to be a demon straight from the bowels of Hell... A demon who, coincidentally, is accused of murder, that is. You know what that means - Stevie and the gang to the rescue!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great

  • By Grumpy on 08-06-18

Not my favorite

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

Reviewed: 07-15-18

This was not my favorite “Witchless in Seattle” book. I wish this book marked the end of the series wherein Stevie and Win were finally united. I’m not sure I’ll read another unless the next one is the last. The series has been dragged out so long that the novelty that once made it pleasantly charming has become fairly boring. Ms. Cassidy, please bring this series to an exciting and satisfying end.

Hollie Jackson is, as always, amazing!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Playing the Part

  • By: Darcy Daniel
  • Narrated by: Eva Kaminsky
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 180

Anthea Cane is a successful actress - well, action star. Her films are mostly about how hot she looks silhouetted by fiery explosions. But Anthea is determined to prove she's more than just a body. With the role of a lifetime up for grabs - a serious adaptation of her favorite novel - Anthea sets off to her small hometown in the name of research. Cole Daniel is a blind farmer with no patience for divas, especially one who mercilessly teased him as a young boy. When Anthea shows up using a fake name and pestering him into letting her stay, he can't pass up the opportunity to torment her just a little.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cole had me at hello!!!

  • By SIMARA on 02-05-13

Well, my house still needs to be cleaned...

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

Reviewed: 07-05-18

I had every intention of doing all of those tasks I’d been putting off for weeks today on my day off. Then I started listening to this book. You know what they say about “Best laid plans...”

Very sweet book with just the right amount of spice - not too hot. Eva Kaminski brought this story to life like nobody else could.

  • Boomerangers

  • By: Heather M. Orgeron
  • Narrated by: Jillian Macie, Eric Michael Summerer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

Boomerangers [boo-muh-rang-ers] - noun, informal: an adult who moves back home to live with a parent after a period of independence. Spencer: I love sex. I love the power, the intimacy, the euphoria it brings. Too bad I'm not having any . . . You'd think as New Orleans's most renowned sex therapist that I'd be swimming in single men. In a way, I am . . . except for the fact that one is in diapers and the other two are drowning in preteen hormones. As a single mother of three, my days are devoted to my clients and my kids, and my nights are spent with Fabio, my vibrator.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • sweet second chance, single mom story

  • By Darcie on 08-17-18

So Good

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

Reviewed: 06-13-18

I loved this nook. Especially loved the way the author introduces the characters and character development. Loved, loved , loved Kyle.

Also, I have two new favorite narrators! They complimented each other extremely well and truly were believable as Spencer and Cooper.

  • Rebel Heir: Book One

  • The Rush Series, Volume 1
  • By: Vi Keeland, Penelope Ward
  • Narrated by: Maxine Mitchell, Sebastian York
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,267
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,159
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,159

How to kick off a great summer in the Hamptons: Snag a gorgeous rental on the beach. Check. Get a job at a trendy summer haunt. Check. How to screw up a great summer in the Hamptons: Fall for the one guy with a dark leather jacket, scruff on his face, and intense eyes that doesn’t fit in with the rest of the tony-looking crowd. A guy you can’t have when you’ll be leaving at the end of the season. Check. Check. Check. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story BUT

  • By Maria on 04-25-18

Not even close to their best work

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

Reviewed: 04-12-18

If this were the first book I had read by Keeland and Ward, it would have been the last. I was so tired of the “back door” talk by the middle of the book, I couldn’t finish it. Not a prude, just wasn’t into the amount of attention this was given. The female lead was aggravating and confused while the lead male seemed to have split personalities. Obviously, I’m not interested in the consecutive book.

Ugh. Just ugh.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • A Laird for All Time: A Laird for All Time, Book 1

  • By: Angeline Fortin
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 865
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 794
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 790

After 10 long years of education and residency, Dr. Emmy MacKenzie decides it's time for a much-deserved vacation. But when she's traveling the British Isles, a twist of fate at the gates of the ancient castle of Duart hurls Emmy more than a hundred years into the past and into the arms of a magnificent Highlander who thinks she is his long-lost wife, Heather MacLean.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A story to listen to again and again

  • By SIMARA on 11-14-15

Lovely. Just lovely!

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

Reviewed: 01-25-18

This is the sweetest, sexiest, most heartwarming historical romance I’ve ever read or heard. It’s a story of forgiveness and second chances and, of course, love written by an excellent storyteller and voiced by a brilliant narrator.

  • Royal Date

  • The Royals of Monterra, Book 1
  • By: Sariah Wilson
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145

Kat MacTaggart is a girl who has a plan for everything - including her holiday ski trip to Monterra with her best friend. Everything is going according to plan until she finds herself careening out of control down a mountainside and being rescued by a guy who looks like Superman's hotter Italian cousin. HRH Prince Nico is intrigued by the woman he saved on the slopes and her refusal to date him. He offers Kat a deal - let him show her his country and he'll pay her to write articles that will help Monterra's tourism industry.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I struggled with this book!

  • By love this book! on 01-17-18

Very, very sweet story

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

Reviewed: 12-12-17

No surprises in this sweet Cinderella-esque story. Though I am typically drawn to a steamy romance, it is occasionally nice to break from the norm and listen to/read a lovely story sans sexual encounters. Christians would be comfortable with it, and be pleased, as well, with the religious aspect as it is inclusive of morals and the royal family’s devotion to the church. There are a few villains, but only minor angst.

Royal Date is a heartwarming story and so very apropos for the Christmas holidays.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • British Bedmate

  • By: Penelope Ward, Vi Keeland
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,401
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,308
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,309

I'm writing this letter because it's highly doubtful I'll ever garner the courage to say this to your face. So, here goes. We're totally wrong for each other. You're the proper single mum with a good head on your shoulders. I'm just the carefree British doctor passing through town and temporarily living in your converted garage until I head back to England. But here's the thing... for some bloody reason, I can't stop thinking about you in very inappropriate ways.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A HEARTWARMING AND DELICIOUS ROM/COM

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 10-24-17

Great...Again

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

Reviewed: 10-06-17

I listened to this book for the first time a few months ago and loved it so much that I was chomping at the bit to listen to it again. I finally gave in. It was just as enchanting the second time around. Keeland and Ward are two of my favorite romance writers, both individually and in collaboration, and this book is one of my absolute favorite romantic comedies...perhaps my favorite.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sex Symbol

  • By: Laurelin Paige
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 447
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 415
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 413

Micah Preston is Hollywood's number one sex symbol. A rich and famous actor who has sworn off any serious relationships, the playboy is the media's favorite bachelor. But he wasn't anybody when Maddie Bauer met him seven years ago. Then he was just the hot guy at the party who gave her an amazing orgasm and never called her again. Now her job as a camera assistant has landed her on the set of his latest movie, and despite her vow to ignore his charm, she finds him pulling her focus.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't read the bad reviews!!!!

  • By MF on 12-18-17

What can I say...

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

Reviewed: 10-05-17

You've already read, in previous reviews, the story of Maddie and Micah. What I can add is that the author presented the details of the story along a sensible timeline with each event ratcheting up the emotional aspect. While there was no surprise in the ending, it was a sweet ride getting there.

And what can I say about Andi Arndt? Exceptional as always. My favorite female narrator!

Definitely a story you'll want to read (listen to), if you love romance, conflict and, ultimately, love.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful