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  • See How She Dies

  • By: Lisa Jackson
  • Narrated by: Katherine Fenton
  • Length: 17 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 377
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 332
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 333

London Danvers was kidnapped as a child from her wealthy family. Over the years, many women have claimed to be her, trying to lay claim to the long-lost heiress's inheritance. Among them is Adria Nash, who has arrived in Oregon claiming to be London - but, unlike the others, she's different: she knows personal details only London could have known. And there is someone who does believe her - who is watching her every move, waiting to see how she runs, how she screams, and how she dies....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Reader horrible

  • By K. Fleury on 10-10-17

Creepy…..and not in a good way

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

Reviewed: 05-22-19

This was my first Lisa Jackson book and it may take awhile before I attempt another one. First, I am a logical thinker so when an author suspends logic for the sake of a story, I can’t enjoy it, though I did try to finish the book.

There was no reason for a DNA test not being done – ant the one given was just ridiculous and wouldn’t have prevented the known Danvers children from being tested with Adria to see if there was a genetic match but that would have ended the story before it started. Since the author wanted to remove the DNA possibility, the story should have been set in a time prior to the technology, IMHO. Then you had the incest factor. That was just…..ewwwwwww! I can’t get past ***********bit of a spoiler warning********** Zach having an affair with the mother – Kat – and the daughter – Adria, especially since he continued to fixate on how much they resembled each other. I’m left wondering if he was interested in/attracted to Adria at all or if he just saw her mother when he looked at her. As a woman, not only is that disgusting, but why would Adria even want to be intimate with a man who’d had sex multiple times with her own mother. Gross.

There wasn’t much suspense, at least for me, because I could easily guess the culprit and, quite frankly, the story dragged on way too long. I fast-forwarded to the ending because I just couldn’t listen anymore but I did want to confirm my guess.

Overall, the book was disappointing.

  • First and Only

  • Callaghan Brothers Series, Book 2
  • By: Abbie Zanders
  • Narrated by: Aiden Snow
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204

Lexi O'Connell has secretly been in love with Ian Callaghan for more than 10 years. So when she returns to Pine Ridge and he turns those sexy crystal blue eyes her way, she doesn't have a hope of resisting, even if she knows it can only be for one night. Even if it will break her heart. Because while she would know him anywhere, he doesn't even recognize her. Ian Callaghan is mischievous, playful, and irresistible to women.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great storytelling

  • By Jonella A. Moore on 04-21-17

Very good but could have been better

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

Reviewed: 04-22-19

Enjoyable series so far with 1 minor irritant

First the good – lovely romance with two very likable characters. I, for one, have always enjoyed seeing a playboy brought to his knees when he meets his match and this story didn’t disappoint in that area. I also liked that despite not looking to settle down, Ian didn’t fight it when he realized Lexi was the one for him.

Now the bad – my one major pet peeve is heroine’s who are in one sentence written as intelligent, strong and capable and in the next you wonder if they have any functioning brain cells. ****Spoiler alert**** Lexi knows her step-sister has her claws into Ian and is desperate to be in a relationship with him, Ian has explained Kayla was only an occasional distant hook-up he now can’t stand, and yet when Kayla tells her she’s pregnant with Ian’s baby, Lexi believes her without talking to Ian and runs away because, of course, he would stand by Kayla and raise their child together. Then when she discovers her pregnancy, she doesn’t tell him because he should be with Kayla and their child not with her.

Say what? That makes absolutely no sense. Granted it created the necessary drama romances need to have but there is way to have that without the heroine being a moron.

If you can overlook that part – the book is enjoyable and the sex scenes – very hot!!

  • Theirs to Keep

  • Tangled Hearts, Book 1
  • By: Maya Banks
  • Narrated by: Christian Fox
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 713
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 656
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 660

When Cade Walker and Merrick Sullivan find Elle hiding in the cabinet of a gun store, they know they can't just walk away from the fragile woman with no memory of who she is or who tried to kill her. Merrick is training for the title shot in the heavyweight division as a mixed martial artist and can't afford distractions, but neither can he turn his back on the woman who tugs at his heartstrings.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • She's belongs to them - both of them

  • By karen on 11-12-13

Different and Interesting

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

Reviewed: 03-11-19

I don’t read a lot of Maya Banks’ novels so I can’t comment on the complaints of repetitive plots. This one had a lot of promise but it was a little slow.

I liked that Elle was given plenty of time to heal from the brutal assault/rape that she doesn’t remember before any kind of romance happened. Her body needed to heal even when her mind didn’t. That being said, the flashes of memory were few and far in-between and very frustrating.

I also found it odd she was having flashes of a man who she knew she loved, and who loved her, but she continued on with her relationship with Cade and Merrick. As a woman, I didn’t find that believable. I think it would have been better to have her resolve the past before she committed to her future, after all, who’s to say she’d still want to be with Cade and Merrick when/if she remembers or learns about this man?

In closing, I feel the need to warn any future readers – This book ends with a cliffhanger and there is NO SEQUEL. The title has trilogy in it and I’ve read the plot line to book 2 and the title of book 3 but as of this date in 2019, 6 years later, neither has been published, nor are there any release dates (on the official website for the author)

  • Invincible

  • The Trident Code, Book 1
  • By: Alana Albertson
  • Narrated by: Grant George, Alexa Kahn
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115

I'll be honest with you - I'm no hero. Sure, the media tries to brand every Navy SEAL as some kind of Batman dressed in cammies. There's even a line in one of our cadences: "Superman is the man of steel, he ain't no match for Navy SEAL." You've seen the movies - we're indestructible, invincible. But that night, the one you read about in the papers…all I really wanted to do was get laid.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Suspenseful SEAL romance!

  • By Jonella A. Moore on 12-19-17

Enjoyable Read/Listen

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

Reviewed: 02-15-19

Story was very well written and sadly, realistic. We hear about women disappearing in various places and we know sex trafficking is a horrible reality for thousands of victims all around the world. Finding Annie and her rescue were a bit unrealistic but I loved it all the same. At least here, the victim got the happy ending.

My only complaint is the hero all of a sudden having a problem with Annie’s past AFTER he rescued her, AFTER he invited her to move in with him and AFTER he tells her he wants a relationship with her. He should have worked through that prior to getting Annie’s hopes up with the relationship he knew she really wanted.

The twist at the end….didn’t see that coming. Very few books can surprise me so as sad as it was – kudos to Alana Albertson for managing to.

Also, I would move this novel from the Erotica section to military only because the audience for Erotica expects and would want a lot more sex than this book had.