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  • Losing Control

  • By: Nina Croft
  • Narrated by: Kat Rose-Martin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

Four years after escaping her abusive ex-husband, Kim finally believes she's in control of her life and her emotions and she's determined to never risk either again with a man. She has a great home, a job as a security specialist which she loves, and Jake for a best friend. But things are a tad lonely in the sex department, so she decides to embark on a no-strings-affair with one of her hot co-workers. And who better to help her remember how to lure a man than her best friend?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Wait...what?

  • By Anne on 01-28-19

Wait...what?

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

Reviewed: 01-28-19

I feel like Kim kind of got the shitty end of the stick a lot of the time...her whole problem was that she had been controlled in her previous marriage and she’s clearly been traumatized by it. Instead of trying to help her through this and assuring her he won’t do that, Jake manipulates, cajoles, and downright guilts her into being with him. THEN her father, who had essentially abandoned her, doesn’t really apologize or even see if she’s okay, just tells her she should be with Jake and to make sure he thinks he’s in control. What the actual hell?? I will not be reading any more by this author.

The narrator was decent - I don’t want my low review to reflect her performance. It’s purely because of the characters and plot.

  • Her Last Chance

  • Her - Romantic Suspense, Book 2
  • By: Toni Anderson
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

As a child Josephine Maxwell was attacked and left for dead. She learned the hard way that life is a constant struggle for survival. She can't waste time pining over a man she can't have. Now the killer has returned, and the only person who can save her is the FBI agent she deceived and betrayed six months ago.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Her Series Book Two

  • By Karin Anderson on 05-13-17

Horrible Heroine

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

Reviewed: 09-16-18

Josie is actually the worst. I’m not sure what Marsh sees in her...I struggled to find any redeeming qualities!

If you can get past that this book is okay. Not one of the author’s best by any means.

I really like this narrator! 10/10 would listen to another book narrated by him.

  • Collision Point

  • A Brute Force Novel, Book 1
  • By: Lora Leigh
  • Narrated by: Brianna Bronte
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72

Riordan Malone is more than a bodyguard. As an Elite Ops agent, he’s ripped, raged, and ready to rumble—a true warrior, inside and out. But no war zone can compare to the battle in Rory’s heart when he lays eyes on the only woman he’s ever loved—and thought he had lost forever.... 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • So many questions, no answers.

  • By Anne on 04-23-18

So many questions, no answers.

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

Reviewed: 04-23-18

I agree with one of the previous reviews - did the same author write this?? It was confusing...the entire time I felt like I had missed some previous book that explained a lot of things. The worst was the whole Nathan/Noah thing...wtf??? No explanation. This author’s other series were not like this. There was no plot development. I feel like it was just the same thing happening over and over until the end. The only reason I’m giving this one star is for the narration. It was decent, although all the male characters sounded a little like angsty teenagers occasionally. I have to say I would not recommend this, but the Nauti series by Lora Leigh was much better. If you’re looking for what I think this book was supposed to be, I’d read that instead.

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  • Bind

  • The Donovan Dynasty, Book 1
  • By: Sierra Cartwright
  • Narrated by: Sibyll Claireau
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Faced with the potentially overwhelming loss of her family’s fortune, Lara Bertrand turns to the one man who can help her, the gorgeous and powerful Connor Donovan. She knows he’s dangerous to her on every level. Only desperation would drive her to make such a risky proposition. After all, she knows all about his ruthless nature and relentless determination to succeed. Connor is absolutely willing to help her out. For a price. He not only wants her hand in marriage, but also her total submissive surrender....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible Narrator

  • By Jennifer Samples on 02-09-19

Okay story, terrible narrator

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

Reviewed: 04-15-18

I’m normally pretty tolerant when it comes to different narrators but I just couldn’t take this. I had to stop after about an hour. It was monotone, no differentiation between the male and female voices, and she kept over enunciating her t’s - no one talks like that!

That said, I did end up reading this in my kindle and it was good. Kind of predictable, but worth a read.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Trying to Score

  • Assassins Series, Book 2
  • By: Toni Aleo
  • Narrated by: Lucy Malone
  • Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244

Fallon Parker's dream has always been to turn her family's wine company into a runaway success and eventually start a cellar of her own. Since graduating from college, she has worked relentlessly to make that dream a reality, especially after taking a chance on love - and losing. By the time Fallon becomes an official sponsor of the Nashville Assassins, she feels like all her hard work is finally paying off. And then the man who broke her heart skates back into her life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Short story Longggggg!

  • By kjkoop on 03-03-14

Omg the females in this series

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

Reviewed: 03-23-18

This is only book 2 but I think I’m done. I can’t stand that in both books of this series so far the females have been so crazy. They totally play into the irrational woman stereotype and I honestly found myself cringing more than enjoying this series. It’s like Fallon was intentionally trying to see every situation as a way that Lucas did her wrong when it was blatantly clear that he wasn’t. I think my favorite part was when his mother gave her a tongue lashing. Seriously, grow up!

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  • House Calls

  • Callaghan Brothers Series, Book 3
  • By: Abbie Zanders
  • Narrated by: Aiden Snow
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160

Maggie Flynn has always been a good girl. She leads a simple life and believes in helping others. Under normal circumstances, she would never even consider performing the dance of the seven veils at a bachelor party. But when her best friend begs for help and waves the promise of much-needed cash in her face, Maggie reluctantly agrees to step outside of her comfort zone and relax her lofty standards a little.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story!

  • By Jonella A. Moore on 04-24-17

You have got to be kidding me

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

Reviewed: 12-13-17

Some Spoilers:

If you are like me and have very little tolerance for people who eschew modern medicine based on some sort of principle stay far away from this book. The fact that she is refusing prenatal care for her unborn child is bad enough, but the fact that the hero is a DOCTOR and letting that happen to his kid is worse.

All of that aside, I have to say I'm not the biggest fan of this series as a whole. Weirdly, I kind of like the men, but I cannot STAND any of the women. They are so self absorbed and have to be martyrs at every chance they can even when they could literally die. I thought I was done after Lexi and her nonsense (if you have a horribly deadly disease maybe it's a good idea to say something and run back home for your medicine instead of not saying anything and staying where you are???? What the actual heck???) Like I said I generally like the men in this series BUT they all enable these women!! These relationships seem very unhealthy to me...

Aiden Snow is a pretty good narrator but that can't save this series for me. Unfortunately I think I'm done. I'm surprised I made it through this book.

  • Loving Gigi

  • The Andrades, Book 5
  • By: Ruth Cardello
  • Narrated by: Robin Rowan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 125
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125

Young. Beautiful. Idealistic. Proud. Gigi was raised outside the Andrade clan, but it has left her with an ache she cannot deny. When she's invited to her brothers' weddings, she refuses at first, then changes her mind and attends without telling anyone. She won't let herself love them, but she can't stay away. It's a recipe for disappointment and heartbreak...especially when she throws herself at her brother's best friend, Kane.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Should have used the same narrator from previous books

  • By Kelly A. Barnes on 09-16-18

WHY

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

Reviewed: 12-06-17

First of all, as many others have said, why is there a different narrator for the last book in the series, and more importantly, why doesn't she pronounce Edinburgh correctly? I'm only about half way through but that is driving me CRAZY. It's Edin-boro. Not Edin-burg. Also, there are a bunch of characters that are supposed to have a variety of European accents (namely the heroine, who is Italian) but sound like they are from the midwestern United States. Honestly, if this was a book about people from the midwest or even if everyone was American it probably wouldn't be as bad. She's not a terrible narrator, just not good for this book.

That being said, the story isn't great. Maybe it will pick up, but it seems like an afterthought to the rest of the series. I feel like Gigi's character could have been eliminated entirely and the series could have ended with the last book.

  • Somewhere Along the Way

  • The Andrades, Book 4
  • By: Ruth Cardello
  • Narrated by: Kim Thompson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 113

Luke Andrade: wealthy, talented, fiercely loyal. He's the glue that holds his family together, but every man has a breaking point. When he heads to Ohio to attend a funeral, he does so with the intention of taking time off to clear his head. The very last thing he expects to do is meet a woman. Cassie Daiver: scarred but not broken. She's re-creating herself in a small town far away from her painful childhood. He's angry with the world and himself. She finally has something she's afraid to lose.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wedding Bells

  • By A. Lee on 12-07-18

Getting a little corny

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

Reviewed: 12-05-17

This series has been pretty good so far (with the exception of the Maddie character - possibly the most irritating and pointless character there is) but this one started getting really cheesy. Spoiler alert, but are you kidding me with the quadruple wedding?? I also with there was more closure with the mother, but perhaps we will get that in the next book. Hopefully it’s not as corny and there is less Maddie acting like a 4 year old while everyone around her just indulges her.

  • Home to Me

  • The Andrades, Book 2
  • By: Ruth Cardello
  • Narrated by: Kim Thompson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143

Nick Andrade: Sexy, charming, bad boy. He's never been a one woman man, but he's willing to give it a try every Saturday with Rena. Rena Sander: Confident, caring, a woman who plays by the rules. She's never been in love, and thinks keeping sex with Nick contained to one day a week will protect her heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Maddie's voice

  • By Janet Hale on 07-25-16

Pretty good

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

Reviewed: 12-03-17

This book was pretty good and I’ll definitely continue with the series. The narrator was good too. The only thing is the character Maddie. I actually can’t stand her. She’s naive to the point of being irritating and unbelievable.

  • Saving the Sheikh

  • Legacy Collection, Book 4
  • By: Ruth Cardello
  • Narrated by: Kim Bubbs
  • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166

Rachid bin Amir al Hantan is fighting for the sovereignty of his small country. He needs to find some powerful allies - and fast. Attending the wedding of Dominic Corisi is as much about reconnecting with old friends as it is about celebrating nuptials. The last thing he needs right now is the distraction of a woman. Zhang Yajun is a self-made billionaire who can't believe she accepted her friend's dare to kiss Sheikh Rachid before the end of the wedding.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It was fun and spontaneous, exciting and romantic.

  • By Dawn Yacovetta on 04-13-16

Is this serious?

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

Reviewed: 11-28-17

The amount of cultural stereotyping in this book made it a little unbearable. The love story wasn't that great, so that couldn't really save it. Narrator is pretty good though. It's a shame because the previous books in this series were good. Hopefully the next one is better. This seems like an outlier.

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