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  • Slightly Shady

  • Lake & March, Book 1
  • By: Amanda Quick
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167

Besieged by gambling debts, a desperate gentleman purchases a diary as a tool for blackmail. But he does not live to carry out his plans. He is murdered, and the diary is stolen. Now Tobias March, discrete private investigator, has been hired to find the incriminating diary. Tobias is familiar with danger, but when his inquiries lead him to the beautiful entrepreneur Lavinia Lake, his emotions are sidetracked.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • LOVED THE BOOK

  • By Christine on 07-12-14

Love this book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-28-19

I cannot begin to count the number of times I have listened to this book. Amanda Quick's books always put me in a good mood with the wonderful banter between the characters. Barbara Eisenhower's narration is a pleasure to listen to.

  • Pipe Dreams

  • By: Sarina Bowen
  • Narrated by: Nicol Zanzarella, Rock Engle
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 641
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 605
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 604

Mike Beacon is a champion at defending the net, but off the ice he's not so lucky. A widower and a single father, he's never forgotten Lauren Williams, the ex who gave him the best year of his life. When Lauren reappears in the Bruisers office during the playoffs, Beacon sees his chance to make things right. Lauren hates that she's forced to travel with the team she used to work for and the man who broke her heart.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • great Story!

  • By Nelle on 11-12-17

Interesting second chance at love

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

Reviewed: 12-31-18

Sarina Bowen's Brooklyn Cruisers series continues to entertain me. The story was original and the narration well done. Though it took me a little longer to warm up to Mike and Lauren, it was still a very engaging story.

  • Hard Hitter

  • The Brooklyn Bruisers Series, Book 2
  • By: Sarina Bowen
  • Narrated by: Nicol Zanzarella, Rock Engle
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 758
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 718
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 718

As team captain and enforcer, Patrick O'Doul puts the bruise in the Brooklyn Bruisers. But after years of hard hits, O'Doul is feeling the burn, both physically and mentally. He conceals his pain from his coach and trainers, but when his chronic hip injury becomes too obvious to ignore, they send him for sessions with the team's massage therapist. After breaking up with her long-term boyfriend, Ari Bettini is in need of peace of mind. For now she's decided to focus on her work: rehabilitating the Bruisers' MVP.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable 2nd book of a hockey romance series!

  • By Krista Marie on 01-23-17

Wonderful story

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

Reviewed: 12-30-18

A strong addition to the series. Sri and Patrick had chemistry and it was fun following their journey to love. The narrator did a great job. Look forward to the next book in the series.

  • Rookie Move

  • The Brooklyn Bruisers Series, Book 1
  • By: Sarina Bowen
  • Narrated by: Nicol Zanzarella, Rock Engle
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 978
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 924
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 921

Hockey player Leo Trevi has spent the last six years trying to do two things: get over the girl who broke his heart, and succeed in the NHL. But on the first day he's called up to the newly franchised Brooklyn Bruisers, Leo gets checked on both sides. First by the team's coach, who has a long simmering grudge, and then by the Bruisers' sexy, icy publicist - his former girlfriend Georgia Worthington. Saying goodbye to Leo was one of the hardest things Georgia ever had to do - and saying hello again isn't much easier.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a powerful book!

  • By FL on 02-10-18

Fun second chance at love romance

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

Reviewed: 12-29-18


Sarina Bowen's Rookie Move was a book I couldn't stop listening to. Leo and Georgia were a great couple with a past and incredible chemistry. The story moved smoothly with a great cast of secondary characters whose stories I'm looking forward to.
Nicol Zanzarella and Rock Engle did a wonderful job with the narration.

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  • Winter's Thaw

  • By: Mari Carr, Jayne Rylon
  • Narrated by: Lillian Claire
  • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

Sienna Compton has it all figured out. Her life's goals are set and it is all systems go. At least, it was. Until her long-time boyfriend Josh threw a ringer into the master plan, requesting a "break" from their relationship. Now she's left alone during the long, cold Wyoming winter, questioning what her heart has always believed to be true love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story

  • By RC18 on 12-23-18

Wonderful story

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

Reviewed: 12-23-18

I really enjoyed this book. I loved how Sienna and Daniel discover more from their encounters then they anticipate. Their chemistry is amazing. I thought Sienna's family gave the book depth and at times and me weep. I look forward to reading the other cousins stories.

  • Skirt Chaser

  • Filthy Dirty Love, Book 2
  • By: Stacey Kennedy
  • Narrated by: Gideon H. Welles
  • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

Greyson Crawford works hard by day and plays even harder at night. And he understands and obeys the rules of the game. One, don't mix business and pleasure. Two, employees are off-limits. So, he's been eagerly counting down the days until interior designer Evie Richards is no longer under contract with his Seattle architecture firm. But when that day comes, he realizes there are more obstacles in his way. The biggest ... Evie herself.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • DISAPPOINTING AFTER BOOK ONE

  • By sheryl beauchemin on 10-13-17

Fun sexy romance

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-19-18

Skirt Chaser the second in Stacey Kennedy's Dirty, Filthy love duet was a delight. We met Grey in the first book but the book reads as a standalond but both books are worth reading. Evie is genuinely a warm wonderful person who impacts Grey's without him even realizing it. Their chemistry was sizzling. The narrator, Gideon H Welled did a wonderful job with both the narration and the voices.

  • Heartbreaker

  • Filthy Dirty Love, Book 1
  • By: Stacey Kennedy
  • Narrated by: Gideon H. Welles
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74

Veteran cop Maddox Hunt is all about the job. Sure, there are women - lots of women, truth be told - but there's no one special. Until a one-night stand from his past, rookie Joss O'Neil, is assigned to his division. Suddenly, all he can think about is her. The scent of her. The taste of her. Fresh out of field training, Joss has thrown herself into her job, determined to kick-start her career. And while police work has its thrills, her gorgeous new boss is what really gets her pulse pounding. Too bad he's nothing but a distraction.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • seems to have editing issues

  • By cyndi on 10-15-17

Fun sexy romance

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-19-18

Stacey Kennedy strikes again with Heartbreaker:Filthy Dirty Love, Book One. The chemistry between Koss and Maddox was off the charts from the very start. I thought the story moved well and loved how their relation changed along the well. I also thought the narrstor, Gideon H. Welles did an great job.

  • Spanking Her Curves

  • By: Alex Anders, Virgin Curves
  • Narrated by: Alex Anders
  • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 40

Bella Jacobs thought that her curvy body prevented her from finding a great guy. Dylan Cole, her best friend with the lean body, rippling abs and stunning eyes didn't think so. And whenever Bella disagreed, he put her over his knees and gave her a friendly spanking as punishment. But when his hand stopped spanking and starts seductively caressing Bella's bare bottom, it ignites Bella's deeply suppressed passion for Dylan, and she must decide if she will let her passion change their lives forever.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • oh dear lord

  • By Bashful Reader on 02-18-19

Dissapointing

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-17-18

There was one like that just turned me off in the beginning that went something like this
"... She wasn't fat like the girls that day all the time"has
Too, just because you write a book it doesn't mean you should narrate it. I not usually write such negative reviews but couldn't even finish this and it was less than 2 hours long

  • Hearts in Darkness

  • By: Laura Kaye
  • Narrated by: Erin Jones
  • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 620
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 581
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 578

Makenna James thinks her day can't get any worse, until she finds herself stranded in a pitch-black elevator with a complete stranger. Distracted by a phone call, the pin-striped accountant catches only a glimpse of a dragon tattoo on his hand before the lights go out.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • So Sexy but Too Short

  • By Kd on 12-06-13

Sexy, intriguing first meet romance

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-23-18

I had read Laura Kaye's Hearts of Darkness and was curious about the audio. It was a great listen. I look forward to listening to book 2 of the series

  • Leather and Lace

  • Tempered Steel, Volume 2
  • By: Maggie Adams
  • Narrated by: Leyna Baltimore
  • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

In the second novel of the Tempered Steel series, second brother Sam Coalson, ex-Navy SEAL, has returned to Grafton for the wedding of his brother. After being run out of town 15 years ago for a crime he didn’t commit, he’s determined to claim what is rightfully his and take on anyone crazy enough to try to stop him.  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen

  • By tenisha on 10-11-18

Compelling 2nd chance at love story

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

Reviewed: 09-28-18


This is the second book in Maggie Adam's TemperedSteel series, the first book I've read or listened too and it worked well as a stand alone story. This was the first time I've read this author or listened to Leyna Baltimore's narration and I found it a very enjoyable stories. Maggie Adam's plot twist kept me interested and Leyna Baltimore's narration added to the intensity of the story. If you like well developed characters stories that keep you wanting to learn more delivered with precision this books for you. I must add that though Sam and Angel get their HEA I was unaware that the "mystery" element was not going to be resolved in this story.
I gifted a copy of the audio.