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  • FU

  • Fixer Uppers
  • By: Devon McCormack
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234

I've never messed around with a guy before. Not that I haven't been attracted to guys. The opportunity just never came up. I stand at the front door, naked. My bro's roomie, Scott, is pissed about how much noise I made with the girl I just escorted out of their apartment, but I figured we were alone, and I couldn't help that she liked to scream out to let me know she was enjoying herself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic narration

  • By Jessica on 03-02-18

some things that were off

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

Reviewed: 07-17-17

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I thought Scott was just too uptight and defensive to be likable. Most importantly, Mikey's sexual attraction to Scott based only on his facial looks was weird and downright unbelievable.
I got the hiding from the brother but when the brother caught them and announced he was gay too I just threw my hands up and gave up! That seemed a bit unnecessary in my opinion but by this point I was so bored out of my mind I was rolling my eyes at almost every sentence!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fetching Charlotte Rose

  • By: Amelia Smarts
  • Narrated by: Ken Solin
  • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26

As soon as she steps off the train into the hot western sun, Charlotte Rose wonders if she has made a mistake. Leaving Boston to take a job as the schoolmarm of the small town of Weston, Arizona had seemed like a good idea, but the man sent to fetch her from the station almost changes her mind. The handsome but uncivilized brute who introduces himself as Max Harrison not only calls Charlotte by her first name, he even demands that she change her outfit.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Starts out good then goes left field

  • By Cyn on 06-27-17

Sweet western Spanking romance

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

Reviewed: 07-17-17

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I'd have to say my favorite part of the book was Max. His sweet protectiveness on top of the strong controlling nature was a nice touch. I enjoyed Charlotte's feistiness, but also found her immature. The banter between the two was definitely amusing.

  • Setting the Hook

  • By: Andrew Grey
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

William Westmoreland escapes his unfulfilling Rhode Island existence by traveling to Florida twice a year and chartering Mike Jansen's fishing boat to take him out on the Gulf. The crystal-blue water and tropical scenery isn't the only view William enjoys, but he's never made his move. A vacation romance just isn't on his horizon.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Light romance

  • By James on 01-15-18

it is one you will enjoy tremendously

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

Reviewed: 07-17-17

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Setting the Hook was a good, heart-warming romance between two busy men who made it a habit of putting everyone else first.
William is a family man: he has towed the parental line, studied what his father told him was needed to keep the family business going, and is bored out of his mind doing a job he doesn’t enjoy.Mike is an ex-soldier and also a family man – but his is in a very different place than William’s.
If you like romances with enough obstacles to make your head spin, if you enjoy watching adults growing and changing once they meet the partner they are meant to be with, and if you’re looking for a read that is engaging, shows how difficult – and yet rewarding - it can be to compromise, and has a deeply passionate love story at its core, then you will probably like this novel as much as I do!

  • Cleansing Flame

  • Rekindled Flame, Book 2
  • By: Andrew Grey
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

Life has been grinding Dayne Mills down for almost as long as he can remember. First, he lost the love of his life in an accident that also left him with a permanent injury, and then his mother passed away a year later. When his house burns to the ground, it's the last straw. If it wasn't for kind and handsome firefighter Lawson Martin offering him a hand up and a place to stay, he doesn't know what he'd do.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed the narration!

  • By Belen on 07-29-17

this is a hurt/comfort story

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

Reviewed: 07-17-17

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There is a slow burn from friends to lovers and at the same time our contemporary lovers fall for one another they also learn, through a diary, about a pair of Native American lovers from 1909 who fall in love.
all there.. hot firefighter, lonely guy down on his luck, hot & sweat man sex... but there is so much more. Love, passion, depth of feeling and sold story with flawed characters. I was pulled in from the start and almost sad to come to the end.

  • Rekindled Flame

  • By: Andrew Grey
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

Firefighter Morgan has worked hard to build a home for himself after a nomadic childhood. When Morgan is called to a fire, he finds the family out front, but their tenant still inside. He rescues Richard Smalley, who turns out to be an old friend he hasn't seen in years and the one person he regretted leaving behind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best books I've listened to this year

  • By Cat on 08-31-17

fantastic, multilayered, and emotionally moving

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

Reviewed: 07-17-17

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Another great work by Andrew Grey. He never disappoints.
How do you rebuild a friendship and then more while trying to find your footing together, deal with PTSD, loss, an insane arsonist, and more?
The PTSD and its debilitating associated trauma was presented beautifully. The mystery aspect of the novel kept me guessing all the way through, which was a very nice surprise for a person known to solve these things early on in the book!
It was full of ups and downs, excitement and fear, and love and forgiveness. It is a book about excepting things that cannot be changed and loving yourself for who u are.

  • Mate Set

  • Mating Heat, Book 1
  • By: Laurann Dohner
  • Narrated by: G. C. VonCloudts
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 981
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 893
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 899

It's werewolf mating season. All the males are in heat and the driving, sexual lust of their beasts is almost uncontrollable. Mika is human, in an alley, surrounded by four horny werewolves. She knows she's in deep shit. A tall, handsome werewolf rescues her then demands payment. Hot, sweaty, intimate payment. Grady is a half breed whose human mother abandoned him to his werewolf father, so he knows human women just aren't safe to fall in love with. The wolf within him wants Mika as his mate, but Grady will not give in. Never. Ever.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hot Dang!

  • By Candateshia Pafford on 02-24-14

I became more and more disappointed

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

Reviewed: 07-07-17

Any additional comments?

Good beginning, but I was disappointed and angry with most of the conflicts. Heroine makes stupid assumptions.
But as the story progressed I became more and more disappointed. The main conflicts between the two were based on inaccurate assumptions and vague communication. Mika was falling in love with Grady, but he didn’t reciprocate. Mika felt rejected because she knew he wanted a werewolf for a mate. She was angry at Grady for various “assumed” reasons. The major conflict causing her to leave was based on hearing Grady talk about someone else and thinking he was talking about her. When Grady tried to explain she refused to listen. In fact she threatened him with something if he even talked to her. Thus he was forced to be quiet and not explain anything. This was such a cheap device to extend the conflict I was angry.
I would have preferred the author show how Grady’s feelings change during the book. We don’t see how or why he fell in love with Mika. We do know he didn’t want her in the beginning – other than for sex.

  • Again

  • By: Mary Calmes
  • Narrated by: Nick J. Russo
  • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193

Six years ago, Noah Wheeler went to meet his boyfriend, Dante Cerreto, at the airport, and his world ended. Dante was kissing someone else and claimed to be in love. So Noah took his heartbreak and closed the door on the big picture of what he thought his life would be, focusing instead on the piece of the dream he got to keep, being a father. Six years later, Dante wants to make up for lost time, but he's going to have to take a crash course in communication and seduction. Noah's not going to fall in love just to be broken again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Loved the narration!

  • By Belen on 07-02-17

I miss the depth in Mary Calmes' books.

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

Reviewed: 07-07-17

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I like Mary Calmes' writing, I do. I believe that's what keeps making me come back for more. I hate it when it feels like something is missing...
I get that it is a work of fiction and that we suspend disbelief in some way, but that just galled me to no end. The book could have gone so many places with the potential of a wonderful story that deserved more than the 2 hours the author saw fit to give...

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • No Ifs, and, or Bears About It

  • Grayslake: More Than Mated Series
  • By: Celia Kyle
  • Narrated by: Kendall Taylor
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 325

The first day of Mia's new life in Grayslake, Georgia, is not going as planned. The house her grandfather left her looks ready to crumble, boxes cover every inch of the floor and - oh - there's a bear cub in her pantry. It gets worse when the cub's uncle comes by and busts out his fur and claws while on her front porch. Then it gets loads better because suddenly there's a hot hunk of badge-wearing werebear on her lawn ready to rescue her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesomesauce

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-30-17

This book starts out adorably

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

Reviewed: 07-07-17

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It started out wonderful, but then I started not liking the heroine, Mia. Sassy but sort of meddling female . Mia is mostly human. Ty is the bear chief. He's super into her - she thinks it's for the wrong reasons. He pursues her. She throws silly obstacles in his way. There's some action, some sexy time, and a large cast (you can see the author setting up the rest of the series).

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Easy Nights

  • By: Kristen Proby
  • Narrated by: Rachel Fulginiti, Zachary Webber
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,322
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,239
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,237

Savannah Boudreaux knows what it is to hurt. To bleed. To be afraid that the man she's promised to be true to until "death do us part" might in fact separate them far sooner than anyone had ever anticipated. But Van also knows what it is to survive. To move on. To live life to the fullest. With five brothers and sisters and a loving mother as her constant source of strength during the pain and the healing, Van realizes there is little else she needs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptional End for a Great Series!

  • By Mrs S on 07-12-17

Overall a nice story with a great couple

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

Reviewed: 07-07-17

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Easy Nights is the story I have been waiting for since the start of this series.
I was really excited about this book and it left me a weird feeling, not what I thought I would have felt after waiting for so long.I liked their chemistry in bed but their sex scenes were too damn short for my liking. I wanted pages and pages describing their passion ...
And the other part that I was a little disappointed was the fact that Ben wasn't all that bad ass as everyone described him, and suddenly Van became the bad ass of the story! It was disappointing when Van decided to brake up with Ben because she want to protect him! Isn't was the whole purpose all her healing to overcome the fear ?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Act of Command

  • PSI-Ops/Immortal Ops, Book 4
  • By: Mandy M. Roth
  • Narrated by: Mason Lloyd
  • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97

Captain Corbin Jones heads his own Paranormal Security and Intelligence Agency Special Ops team. He's used to being in command. Used to having to make the tough calls. As a lionshifter, he's no stranger to fighting his primal instincts. He's had them well in hand for most of his immortally long life - that is, until he catches a scent that sets his body on fire. The scent of his mate. Mae wasn't looking for love and certainly didn't want to go on a blind date. Then she's stood up and grabbed instead by madmen.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Becoming redundant

  • By Books R Us on 07-21-16

This story has tragic and fun and all between.

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

Reviewed: 06-26-17

Any additional comments?

I found the story fun and enjoyable enough but while reading I found myself wanting more. Half of the book was spent on the characters being apart, dressing up or contemplating life.
Corbin and Mae were set on a blind date by their mothers. They are attracted to each other without knowing who they are.Corbin backs out and uses the impeding op to send Mae a message to cancel. Mae is kidnapped and kept in a facility.Eventually Corbin figures out Mae is his mate, looks for her, finds her and they mate.
Corbin remembered Jane and her daughter from an Op that happened 20+ years ago. The circumstances point that Mae is Jane daughter but nothing is being clarified.