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  • 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 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

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

Read the book before, enhanced the story

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

Second in the series, you meet characters from the first book, but this story stands alone. Ivonne loves only one man, Chance, but he left without contacting her. Six years later, they have a chance at love again. Both have become "damaged" in that time which plays upon their conscious awareness of others and gives rise to doubts. Chance/Falcon has a tender soul although he can be gruff. I liked both Ivonne and Chance, and enjoyed their reunion. This is a quick read, and I look forward to the next one.

This is my unsolicited review.

Additional - I listened to the audiobook, given as a gift, and I loved how Stevie Zimmerman narrated the story. The story was still good, and hearing the characters full of life held my attention the entire book.

  • The Line Below

  • By: Ali Dean
  • Narrated by: Stacey Glemboski
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

From number-one Amazon sports fiction best seller comes a standalone new adult romance about a collegiate swimmer who falls for an Olympic track star. Water. The place where I feel at peace. Away from the judgement. Weightless from the obligations. Chase my dream of the Olympics or follow the expected career path? What will it be?  I’m not usually one to rock the boat - that's my twin sister’s role. I find myself in uncharted territory when I meet Jett Decker on my 21st birthday. It's not like me to get swept off my feet....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Audio made it an even better story

  • By Jessica71208 on 11-14-18

Touching story, kept me wanting more.

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

The story touched me on many levels. The drive to succeed, the drive to make family happy, and the loyalty all made Shay real, and I loved how she learned to do what was best. Jett was a wonderful character as he taught Shay to do more for herself. The chemistry between these two was hot and steamy. There were times I had tears in my eyes when their relationship almost derailed. I highly recommend this story. The narration by Stacey Glemboski brought life to these characters, and I enjoyed listening to her tell the tale.

I received a copy of the audiobook as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.

  • The Beast of Aros Castle

  • Highland Isles Series, Book 1
  • By: Heather McCollum
  • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134

On the run from a dangerous man, Ava Sutton flees to the Isle of Mull off the coast of Scotland. Masquerading as a titled, English lady, Ava must convince the cynical and darkly handsome chief of the Macleans of Aros to wed her before the devil tracks her down. Tor Maclean, the new chief of Aros Castle, has sworn off marriage after his first wife tricked him into it. Despite his efforts to scare away the Englishwoman, his father arranged for him to wed, Tor is drawn to her fire, courage, and beauty.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Beast of Aros

  • By Kathy Goff on 07-03-18

Slow start, but a gritty yet touching story.

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

Reviewed: 11-21-18

From a slow start to a tearful ending, I enjoyed this story. Ava was a survivor, though she felt such guilt for doing what she had to. Her internal strength hid well the fear within as she faced The Beast of Aros and later her tormentor. Tor was a gruff teddy bear that I fell in love with quickly. The passion between them heated up the pages but did not take away from the story. Tim Campbell's narration of the story made the characters feel more real, and I loved listening to his different characterizations. I recommend the story for reading and the audiobook for the story to come to life.

I received a free copy of this audiobook as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.

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  • Earl of Wainthorpe: Wicked Regency Romance

  • The Wicked Earls' Club Series
  • By: Collette Cameron
  • Narrated by: Joff Manning
  • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

 Pierce, the Earl of Wainthorpe has finally thwarted his worst enemy. Except he can’t revel in his victory after winning his foe’s ward in a winner-takes-all wager. If Pierce refuses to assume Bianca Salisbury’s guardianship, the fiery-haired beauty with a matching temper may very well find herself sold to the highest bidder. Desperate to escape her blackguard cousin, Bianca Salisbury ventures to London to find a husband or employment. Instead, she’s bartered to a notorious rakehell.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wicked Earl's? Yes, please.

  • By Dee on 07-08-18

Brought to life one of my fave couples, loved it

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

Reviewed: 11-15-18

This was still the same fabulous story I read before, but listening to Joff Manning narrate allowed me to pick up on a few things I missed before. This is a relatively quick listen as far as audiobooks go, and it is worth the time. I love how love can change another of the Wicked Earls into a romantic, tender man. Pierce and Bianca make a wonderful couple.

I received a copy of this audiobook as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.

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  • Exodus

  • By: Kimberly A Bettes
  • Narrated by: Rick Gregory
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 43

At the height of the Great Depression, thousands of families who have lost everything are left with no choice but to make the pilgrimage westward in search of a new life. Some will find what they're looking for. Some will not and will then be forced to make the long journey back home. Then there are the others, those who never make it to either place because they made a stop along the way in a town called Exodus, an abandoned silver mining town in eastern Arizona.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ain't we got fun

  • By Spooky Mike on 07-11-17

Gruesome story, a couple hold-your-breath moments

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

Reviewed: 10-31-18

This was a gruesome story, and you definitely shouldn't eat while reading or listening. I listened to the audiobook, and the narrator, Rick Gregory, did a good job conveying all the details. It was an eerie but nice touch to include some of the actual music as the story moved, made me think differently about one song in particular. The ending was different than I anticipated and left me with a couple questions so I know I cared about what was going on.

I received an audiobook of this story as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.

  • Knight in Highland Armor

  • Highland Dynasty, Book 1
  • By: Amy Jarecki
  • Narrated by: Dave Gillies
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 484
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 452
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 456

Grieving from the death of his wife, Lord Colin Campbell listens to the cries of his newborn son while penning a missive to the king. With no marriage prospects, Colin petitions his majesty for help in finding a stepmother. Never again will he fall in love; the death of a woman brings more pain than losing a whole contingent of men on the battlefield.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • no fluff included

  • By 🌿🌸Susynne🌸🌿 on 03-29-15

Long hard road for wonderful characters, powerful

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

Reviewed: 10-24-18

Despite the time that passes by in this story, it kept me listening. Dave Gillies was again a great narrator. His change in voice for each character gave the story a personality. This is another great story by Amy Jarecki. Margaret and Colin suffered a lot in this book, but the homecoming was a tear-jerker and made my heart ache for them. Margaret was a very independent and smart woman, and managed to keep her life together. Once Colin got to know Margaret, he was more kind and considerate. Their love prevailed in the end, for which I am glad. This is a story that I highly recommend.

I received an audiobook as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.

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  • Brew Crew, Book 2
  • By: Kelly Jamieson
  • Narrated by: Scarlet Chase, Aiden Snow
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Bailey Harris is eager to move up at Huxworth Packard. Her mentor advises her to network more after hours. But that means she'll have to reveal the reason she rushes out of the office at five o'clock on the dot - and it's not for happy hour cosmos. On the other hand, more office time means more opportunities to feast her eyes on the firm's executive creative director, the gorgeous, brilliant Mason Ward.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love does not respect best-laid plans

  • By Christine Woinich on 10-16-18

Love does not respect best-laid plans

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

Reviewed: 10-16-18

I enjoyed this story a lot. Having two people tell this story was interesting. Scarlet Chase and Aiden Snow helped the characters come to life. This was Bailey and Mason's story, second in the series. Two people who do not feel they deserve or have time for a relationship find they actually cannot control things that much. Despite his reservations, Mason was a wonderful person but once in a while became someone I did not like. He seemed real as he fought his emotions, someone to relate to. I loved Bailey's determination and duty to family. Between the two of them, their pasts definitely made me cry as things came to light. I highly recommend this story.

I received a copy of this audiobook as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.

  • The Secret to Your Surrender

  • By: Adele Clee
  • Narrated by: Liisa Ivary
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Having spent years living in the shadow of his brother’s scandalous reputation, Anthony Dempsey fought hard to regain the credibility of his family name. His unwavering sense of duty is renowned and admired. But then tragedy strikes. Threatened with ruination, he withdraws from society to hide his secret and protect all those close to him. How ironic that he should finally meet a woman who captures more than his interest. Indeed, Sarah Roxbury is a dazzling beauty who ignites the flame of passion in his heart, awakens a craving deep in his core.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting story

  • By Zena on 06-24-18

Intriguing romantic mystery.

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

Reviewed: 07-25-18

I loved listening to this story! Liisa Ivary kept me in the story. Secrets, pride, and fear of scandal put a lot between Sarah and Anthony. I enjoyed Sarah's tenacity in her feelings for Anthony despite how much he put her off. The mystery behind the romance was also exciting, watching the twists and turns. Having the women follow their own leads and still ending up where the men did was chuckle worthy. There were some tense moments, some funny moments, and some moments of tears. I recommend this story.

I received a copy of the audiobook as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.

  • The Beauty Bride

  • The Jewels of Kinfairlie, Book 1
  • By: Claire Delacroix, Deborah Cooke
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 184
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 171

Lady Madeline's heart is not for sale - especially not to a notorious outlaw like Rhys FitzHenry. Yet Madeline's hand has been sold, to none other than this battle-weary warrior with a price on his head. A more dutiful maiden might cede to the Laird's command and meekly accept her fate, but Madeline has never been obedient. She decides to run away, though she never dreams that Rhys will pursue her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A romance that will take your breath away!

  • By heather on 10-07-14

Strong emotions, good characters, good narrator

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

Reviewed: 07-19-18

This was an interesting meet. I enjoyed the interactions between Madeline and Rhys. With so many secrets and misunderstandings, they were still able to find love. Her independence and his convictions made me love this couple. The narration by Saskia Maarleveld brought the story to live.

I received a copy of this audiobook as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.

  • The Earl of Pembroke: The Wicked Earls' Club

  • The League of Rogues, Book 7
  • By: Lauren Smith, Wicked Earls' Club, The League of Rogues
  • Narrated by: Carolyn Morris
  • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

She's a servant masquerading as a lady... Gillian Beaumont never had a fairytale life: she was left penniless after her father’s death, forcing her into service as a lady’s maid. Luckily, her mistress is more adventurous than most ladies and soon Gillian is aiding her espionage. One such spy mission forces Gillian to masquerade as a high-born lady to infiltrate a Hellfire Club. But when she falls into the club’s trap, she’s rescued by gentleman rogue, the Earl of Pembroke. His heated kisses make her long for a different life, but she has a secret that could destroy everything… 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • New author to me, loved it!

  • By Aubrey Wynne on 05-28-18

Great story, wonderful narration, loved this audio

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

Reviewed: 06-13-18

This was a fun story with a very interesting beginning. I loved Gillian's loyalty to her friend, braving danger to protect her. Her honesty was also endearing as she struggled with when and how to admit to her past. I found this a grittier look at that time period. James was a sweetheart and wanted his heart's desire no matter what. The narration by Carolyn Morris kept me listening as well. I highly recommend this story, and I look forward to reading all the Wicked Earls.

I received a copy of this audiobook as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.

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