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  • More Than Crave You

  • More Than Words Series, Book 4
  • By: Shayla Black
  • Narrated by: Christian Fox
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

I'm Evan Cook - billionaire tech entrepreneur and widower. Professionally, I've got it all. But since my wife died, my personal life has fallen apart. Remarrying seems like the obvious answer, so I place an ad. I'm not asking for much. The ideal woman only needs to be smart, organized, pretty, and helpful - both in and out of bed - without expecting romance. I never thought to look right in front of me, but it turns out that Nia Wright, my sexy, sassy assistant, just might be the perfect candidate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Tech Geek Finds Out What Love Is

  • By Debbie on 09-22-18

DNF

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

Reviewed: 10-08-18

The H was a whiney mess. I did not like Nia. The story was weak, and there was no chemistry between the main characters. I hated the narrators voice. I got to chapter 15 and I could not take it anymore.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Misadventures with a Speed Demon

  • Misadventures, Book 14
  • By: Chelle Bliss
  • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese, Mia Madison
  • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

Brooks Carter is wild, reckless, and the youngest stock car driver on the professional circuit. He’s the one everyone’s gunning for when they’re not hoping for his failure at every turn. But Brooks is too hot to be left in the dust by anyone. Even with masses of female fans, Brooks only has eyes for one woman - Faith Ridley. Unfortunately, she’s the little sister of his biggest rival, who also happens to be the most notorious hothead on the track.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Threw in some curve balls, good book

  • By Kelly on 10-17-18

DNF

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

Reviewed: 09-24-18

The narrators were horrible, and the story was over the top. The h moved pretty fast with the H. There was no build up. I didn't like any of the characters. I gave up after chapter 8.

  • The Naked Truth

  • By: Vi Keeland
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 986
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 919
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 917

It was just a typical Monday. Until the big boss asked me to make the pitch for a prospective new client. After two years on shaky ground at work because of my screw up, an opportunity to impress the senior partners was just what I needed. Or so I thought, until I walked into the conference room and collided with the man I was supposed to pitch to. My coffee spilled, my files tumbled to the ground, and I almost lost my balance. And that was the good part of my day. Because the gorgeous man who crouched down and looked at me like he wanted to eat me alive was none other than my ex.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A REFRESHING JOURNEY OF ROMANCE & SECOND CHANCES

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 07-25-18

Stuck Up Suit???

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

This book had the same plot as Stuck Up Suit, but Stuck Up Suit was better. Was the author pressed to get a book? Layla was all over the place, and Gray was okay. However, he acted more like a women than a man. Were was the originality?

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Royal Seduction

  • By: Jennifer Blake
  • Narrated by: Melissa Reizian Frank
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 101

Poised, calculating, and ruthlessly charming, Prince Rolfe of Ruthenia takes beautiful Angeline Fortin captive, mistaking her for her cousin and compromising her beyond redemption. Escape from the prince is impossible, and Rolfe begins to torment her senses at every turn. At last, captured and captivated, Angeline can't resist Rolfe's masterful seduction, and the prince discovers the only woman he's ever encountered who can meet him passion for passion. But Rolfe is on a mission to find his brother's killer, and in a critical moment of mortal danger, it's Angeline herself who holds his life - and heart - in her delicate hands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story and great narration.

  • By Tina on 10-28-12

DNF

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

Reviewed: 05-23-18

There was no chemistry between the MC. The sex scenes were nonexistent. The story made no sense. I could not finish this story.

  • Wanted by Her Lost Love

  • By: Maya Banks
  • Narrated by: Harry Berkeley
  • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162

Despite his fiancée's chilling betrayal, developer Ryan Beardsley provided for Kelly Christian when he sent her packing. So he's livid to find her working in a dingy Houston diner, desperate and pregnant. Regardless of whether the baby is his-- or his brother's-- Ryan demands that Kelly return to New York with him. Now. For the baby's sake. Or maybe because the woman's as irresistible as ever...

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • DNF

  • By Charmaine Young on 05-05-18

DNF

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

Reviewed: 05-05-18

This book didn't make any sense. The main male character was weak and dumb. It didn't make any sense why the girl took him back because he was stupid. I would not recommend this book.

  • Marriage Games

  • The Games Duet
  • By: CD Reiss
  • Narrated by: Elena Wolfe, Sebastian York
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,721
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,603
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,607

Thirty days. That's all Adam Steinbeck demands of his wife. Thirty days in a remote cottage, doing everything he demands. After that, he'll sign her divorce papers and give her their company. That's how long he has to rediscover the man he once was. The dominant master he hid when he fell in love with her five years before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THIS DUET IS BETTER THAN EBONY & IVORY

  • By I HATE THIS NEW LOOK on 01-22-17

hated it hated it

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

Reviewed: 01-18-18

I did not finish this book. It was too long unnecessarily. I'm happy I got it for free. The narrators were great, however.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Mistletoe, Baby

  • By: Donna Hill
  • Narrated by: Cary Hite
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

Don't preach to Alexis Montgomery about settling down. She's got her act together - a fabulous new job, great friends, and plenty of dating prospects. She's happily taking New York City by storm, so why would she ruin things by committing to just one man? If anyone could influence Alexis, it might be Graham Stone. He's gorgeous and brilliant, enough to make any red-blooded woman question her single status. Unfortunately, he's also her boss.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Short and Sweet

  • By Debbie L. N. on 07-27-18

Okay story

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

Reviewed: 01-07-18

The story was slow to get to the point. It only got good the last few chapters. I would have liked it better if the narrator was better. The narrator was horrible. I was not sure if he was British, Jamaica, or American for the main male character. I hated his female voice. He made black women seem so stereotyped. His voice ruined the story for me.

  • Barely Undercover

  • Legal Heat Series #2
  • By: Sarah Castille
  • Narrated by: Charlotte Kane
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

When private investigator Lana Parker follows a dangerous biker into an underground sex club, James Hunter is the last man she expects to see. But there he is, all dark looks and chiseled charms, ready to break her heart all over again. Danger is the name of the game for an undercover cop. And the last thing James wants is for the fiery beauty to come anywhere near the notorious biker gang he's trying to take down.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • DNF

  • By Charmaine Young on 12-17-17

DNF

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

Reviewed: 12-17-17

I did not finish this book. I found the two main characters interesting in Legal Heat. Lana was fun and exciting. James was take charge and moody. It was a fun combination. However, the author made Lana whiney and insecure in this book. The author made James inconsistent in this book. Both characters were not interesting in this book. I hated the biker stuff. She could have left that out.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Darkness Within Him

  • Untwisted Series, Book 1
  • By: Alice Raine
  • Narrated by: Ruth Frances
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

A dizzying, all-consuming affair with famous pianist Nicholas Jackson draws in timid bookshop owner Rebecca and engulfs her with his passion and dominance, then spits her out heartbroken and bruised. Now, Rebecca is left trying to move on from the relationship she shared with Nicholas, but just as she starts to clear her head, he reappears in her life, determined to win her back. But seeing as Nicholas has already shown once that the darkness within him is lurking just below the surface, can Rebecca really take that risk again?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • DNF

  • By Charmaine Young on 12-16-17

DNF

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

Reviewed: 12-16-17

I did not finish this book. It was a total remake of FSOG. I did not enjoy.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Darker

  • Fifty Shades Darker as Told by Christian
  • By: E L James
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber
  • Length: 18 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,027
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,599
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,591

Their scorching, sensual affair ended in heartbreak and recrimination, but Christian Grey cannot get Anastasia Steele out of his mind or his blood. Determined to win her back, he tries to suppress his darkest desires and his need for complete control and to love Ana on her own terms. But the horrors of his childhood still haunt him, and Ana's scheming boss, Jack Hyde, clearly wants her for himself. Can Christian's confidant and therapist, Dr. Flynn, help him face down his demons?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yes, it is another 50 shades book!

  • By S. Victoria on 12-06-17

I love all the Gray

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

Reviewed: 12-07-17

I love all the Gray stories. I don't care what anyone says, I love this story and all of them. You either love FSOG or you hate it. I personally love all things FSOG. Keep up the good work Mrs. James!