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  • Defending Allye

  • Mountain Mercenaries Series, Book 1
  • By: Susan Stoker
  • Narrated by: Stella Bloom
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 663
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 570
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 567

Ever since his rescue op off the Pacific Coast, Mountain Mercenary Gray Rogers hasn’t been able to forget his latest “job” - Allye Martin. Any other woman would have panicked during a rescue, but the wily dancer kept her cool - even after being kidnapped. And Gray couldn’t be happier when a grateful Allye follows him home.... For Allye, finding sanctuary in the arms - and bed - of Rogers is only temporary. People are disappearing off the streets of San Francisco, victims of the same underground trade that targeted her, and Allye could be the key to dismantling the entire operation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite so far.....

  • By Texas Girl on 12-28-18

Kept me on my toes! Great story!

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

Reviewed: 03-15-19

Allye and Gray met in less than ideal circumstances, but you could feel the chemistry between them from the very beginning. This story was action packed and kept me on my toes. I knew it was coming and was hoping it wouldn't and yet it was a total thrill ride.

Allye is so well written. She has led an awful life, but has made the most of it and is such a positive person. I loved how strong she was and could see why Gray fell so hard for her. She is the perfect heroine. And of course, Gray, he is an awesome badass who I loved watching fall hard for Allye. This was a great read and I can't wait to read the rest of the series!

The narrator was really good and I thought added a lot to the story. I would have enjoyed listening to a guy as Gray, but it was very well done.

  • Vows on Ice

  • Boys of Winter, Book 6
  • By: S. R. Grey
  • Narrated by: Reagan West
  • Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

I'm so excited for my wedding that I can't stop humming "Here Comes the Bride". Hey, you'd be happy, too if you were marrying Brent Oliver, hockey's most eligible bachelor. Only problem is the universe seems to be conspiring against us, trying to thwart our big day. How else would you explain a missing bridal gown, an unexpected injury, and a slew of other mishaps?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen!

  • By Heather North @AudiobookObsession on 04-16-19

Laugh out loud funny!

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

Reviewed: 03-04-19

This story was a lot of fun! As Aubrey and Brent prepare to say their vows, all sorts of things go wrong! There are two previous couples from the series that join them for all of the laugh out loud moments! You will get to reconnect with some of my favorites from this series.

The narration was great and really enhanced the story for me. If you want a book that you can really enjoy the story and have a lot of laugh out loud moments, you will love this one. Listen to it today!

  • Tumble

  • Dogwood Lane, Book 1
  • By: Adriana Locke
  • Narrated by: Aiden Snow, Summer Morton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185

After being burned by her dream job in New York City, sports journalist Neely Kimber suddenly finds herself jobless and paying a long-overdue visit to her hometown in Tennessee. Her plan? Relax, reset, and head back up the corporate ladder. There’s just one unexpected step. Neely’s back in Dogwood Lane for barely a day when she sees the man she ran from nine years ago: the bad boy next door who was her first kiss, her first love, and her first heartbreak. Devoted single dad Dane Madden knows he hurt Neely in the worst way. He’s got a lot to make up for. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I took a little Tumble for Dane and Neely

  • By Brandi-Lets Read Romance on 04-17-19

Great small town romance

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

Reviewed: 03-04-19

Dane and Neely's story was really a heartfelt small town romance. These two get a second chance at a love that they lost years before when Neely comes home for a few days. Things are the same yet different. These two get to know each other again and realize they still love each other.

This town has great characters that we have come to expect from Ms. Locke. The characters are well written and a close knit family group. I loved getting to know each of the characters and can't wait to get all of the different stories from this group. It was a great second chance romance. Of course Dane's daughter, Mia, stole the show. Well written and a great read.

The narration really enhanced the story.

  • One Hundred Reasons

  • An Aspen Cove Romance, Book 1
  • By: Kelly Collins
  • Narrated by: Logan McAllister
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Nurse Sage Nichols life changed when she lost her favorite patient and inherited a bed-and-breakfast in a town she didn’t know existed. She traveled to Aspen Cove intent to sell so she could hurry back to her life in Denver. Little did she know, she was about to find everything she ever needed in the tiny mountain town with a big heart. Sage found herself in a place where caring for your neighbor was a way of life. In her case, that happened to be surly Cannon Bishop, the man of her dreams.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Read

  • By Ashley Hedden on 04-06-19

Great audio!

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

Reviewed: 02-21-19

This is the first book I've had the pleasure of listening to by Kelly Collins. I really enjoyed the narration and thought that Logan McAllister did a great job. I usually like to hear both men and women in the reading, but this was done well.

Aspen Cove is a magical place. OK, not really, but small town romance like this just gives you all of the feels. Cannon has had so much loss in his life that he can't bear the thought of losing another person, so he keeps himself locked away. Focusing only on getting through the day. When Sage comes into town with her big heart and help everybody attitude he can't help but be in awe of this spitfire. I loved these two and how they quickly went from enemies to friends to so much more.

This is a great small town romance with so much heart. I can't wait to continue on my journey in Aspen Cove and see what other couples fall in love here.

  • Player on Ice

  • Boys of Winter, Book 5
  • By: S.R. Grey
  • Narrated by: Reagan West
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

Jaxon Holland is more than a top-scoring center for the Las Vegas Wolves - he’s also the biggest “player” on the team. Women love him, flock to him, lust for his sculpted body. Life is good for this hockey player. Or it was. After blowing a key play in what may have been the biggest game of the season, the fans sour on Jaxon. Good thing memories are short, right? Uh, they’re not when a widely popular sports blogger, known simply as Mr. Hockeypants, calls Jaxon out and places all the blame for the loss on him. Life goes from bad to worse, and Jaxon wants to get away.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love Hockey then you need to listen to this series

  • By Jacqueline Wright on 12-31-18

Another good hockey story in this series

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

Reviewed: 01-07-19

This enemies to lovers romance was a really good read. Jaxon was really easy to fall in love with. I loved how he fell head over heals for Cara and didn't hesitate to show her even when she wasn't ready. Cara made some mistakes along the way and this is one of those stories where you know what she is doing is going to come back at her, but it was a good story.

The narration was good, although I would have enjoyed it more to have a man read Jaxon's part, but it didn't detract from the story at all. Such a good series!

  • Drumline

  • By: Stacy Kestwick
  • Narrated by: Stephen Dexter, Tracy Marks
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166

Traditions are important. Especially in the South. College football. Rivalries. Tailgating. Halftime shows. Some things just don’t change. Until Reese Holland shows up with her long legs and no-bullshit attitude to audition for the prestigious all-male Rodner University snare line. It doesn’t matter how much hazing she has to endure from Laird Bronson, with his narrowed green eyes and arrogant smirk. She wants that damn spot, and she’s more than good enough to earn it. She expects there to be tension. Even friction. But not sparks hot enough to burn the entire campus down.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love the story. Hate the narration

  • By Samantha Perez on 09-27-18

Amazing story - perfect narration

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

Reviewed: 10-16-18

This was my first Stacy Kestwick book, but it won't be my last. I tend to read books where the people are done with school and they are facing life and relationship challenges. I had heard good things about Drumline though and wanted to give it a try. This book completely grabbed me. I forgot that I was reading about college kids. What Laird and Reese have and what they've been through is enough for any adult! They have survived and are going to lead happy lives together. This book had me in tears and yet when I was done, my heart was full. This was such an amazing read. Loved it!

The narration really added so much to this book. The narrators brought Laird and Reese to life. This was such a heartfelt story and they really delivered that. Great listen!

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  • Too Enchanting

  • The Lewis Cousins, Volume 4
  • By: Bethany Lopez
  • Narrated by: Holly Holt
  • Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

On the outside, petite and perfect Serena and rough and hardworking Jed have nothing in common. When Serena moves into the house next door, Jed is determined to ignore the sexy art-gallery manager, who he just knows will be a pain in his ass. But their shared loved of creating beauty from pain, along with the intangible chemistry that fires whenever they’re in the same space, forces them to dig beneath the surface to find their vulnerability. Jed will soon see that whether he likes Serena or not, she’s too enchanting to ignore. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story!

  • By Virginia on 08-21-18

Good family story

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

Reviewed: 10-04-18

I enjoyed listening to Too Enchanting. The story was short and Serena and Jed's story was good. My favorite thing about this story is the family that it involves. I love family series where each person gets their own story, but we continue to learn about the family throughout the series. Jed wasn't impressed with Serena at all at first, but he quickly learns that he had her pegged all wrong. Serena can't help but fall for her hot neighbor.

The narration was good. My complaint about the narration was that this story was told in dual POV and only a woman narrated. That took away from the story for me. I like when a man reads the man's part. There were times I got lost as to who was speaking during the story.

Overall, the story was good and I enjoyed it.

  • Simmer

  • By: Stephanie Rose
  • Narrated by: Inés del Castillo, Joseph Discher
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 32

My life was always at a simmer… only stewing, never going anywhere. I was left to fend for myself when it came to affection or love, so I learned to go without. I refused to let them see how broken and lonely I was; it was much easier to hide behind a false reality. I didn't want anyone's pity. I didn't need it. Pity wouldn't put food on the table or keep a roof over our heads. That was all me. Now, I have a second chance at a dream long forgotten. It demands hard work and sacrifice - with absolutely no distractions. A recipe I already know all too well, raising a daughter on my own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Slow Burn Romance!

  • By bookbruin on 08-31-18

Love Sara and Drew's Story!

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

Reviewed: 08-30-18

I read the book when it first came out and absolutely fell in love with the story. Sara is such a complex character. When I met her in Rewrite I didn't care for her much, but this story has made me see her in such a different light. Drew is sexy and so damn perfect. I loved that the female narrator spoke with a slight NY accent. It's exactly how I would've pictured Sara speaking. The male narrator did a great job with Drew's part. These two really made me feel this story I have loved so much. Excellent story and narration. Loved it!

  • Fixed Forever, Book 5

  • By: Laurelin Paige
  • Narrated by: Carly Robins, Jeremy York
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152

This is the final book in the Fixed series starring Hudson and Alayna from New York Times best-selling author Laurelin Paige.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Carly Robins and Jeremy York's are perfection!!

  • By Avephoenix on 08-26-18

Hearing this book made it all the better!

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

Reviewed: 08-25-18

I read this book when it released. Hudson and Alayna are two of my favorite people and I love losing myself in the Fixed universe. I loved going back into their lives and this story kept me on the edge of my seat. These narrators did such a great job of pulling you into the stories and making you feel Hudson and Alayna's emotions. These people are both so passionate and they did an awesome job relaying that in their narration. This story was amazing and the audio added so much to it. Absolutely a must listen to!

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  • Tomorrow's Too Late

  • Sniper 1 Security, Book 3
  • By: Nicole Edwards
  • Narrated by: Tor Thom, Charley Ongel
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

Kogan is no stranger to pain. For the past five years, he has been in a downward spiral, his days dark and grey. He spends most of his waking hours stumbling through, hating every second, wishing he didn't even exist. Kye Sterling knows Hunter has a troubled past. He knows someone hurt the man, which is the very reason he doesn't mind getting close, wanting to ease Hunter's pain in the only way he knows how. Not that it's working. Nothing seems to be working.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Book 3

  • By Zoe on 07-12-18

Menage and romantic suspense! The perfect story!

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

Reviewed: 07-18-18

I love these narrators together. They bring out the best in each other and their performance is flawless. Hunter, Dani and Kai are all broken souls who find healing in their threesome. Hunter and Dani have a painful past and both of them form a bond with Kai. The threesome is HOT! This story kept me on the edge of my seat and I couldn't listen to it quick enough! I haven't read the other books in the series, but I definitely want to go back and do that. These characters drew me and the story was awesome! The heat in this one is off the charts! So hot!!! Once again Tor Thom and Charley Ongel deliver a great performance and enhance the story.

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