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Diane S.

Everett, MA, United States
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  • The Kiss Quotient

  • A Novel
  • By: Helen Hoang
  • Narrated by: Carly Robins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,199
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,898
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,892

Stella Lane thinks math is the only thing that unites the universe. She comes up with algorithms to predict customer purchases - a job that has given her more money than she knows what to do with as well as way less experience in the dating department than the average 30-year-old. It doesn't help that she has Asperger's and that French kissing reminds her of a shark getting its teeth cleaned by pilot fish. She decides that she needs lots of practice - with a professional - which is why she hires escort Michael Phan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this!

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-12-18

Love this!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-17-19

I LOVE the Kiss Quotient! Beautifully written, an amazing special heroine and a hero who can appreciate all that she is!

“All the things that make you different make you perfect.”

A great listen. Really well narrated!
-5 Stars!-

  • Gimme Some Sugar

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 508
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 481
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 476

Lucy Brewer would never have guessed that her best friend, Duffy McCready (of McCready’s Bait Shop & Funeral Home) has been in love with her since they were kids. Fear of rejection and his own romantic complications prevented Duffy from confessing his true feelings in high school, so he stood by and watched her wed Wayne Bowman right after high school. Wayne had always been a cheapskate, so it comes as no surprise when he suffers a fatal accident while fixing his own truck.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • great addition to the series

  • By Khubb on 04-02-19

Entertaining Fun with a touch of sugar sweet!

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-17-19

Gimme Some Sugar is entertaining and fun. It is at times light and sweet as sugar, but also emotional and engaging.

Lucy returns to small town, Lake Sackett with her young daughter to move on with her life after becoming a widow. She wants to open a bake shop, face down some ghosts of her past, and protect her daughter from the craziness that is her in laws.

I started this book in paperback, but switched to audio. I love listening to these stories on audiobook because of the great narration. This story is part of the Southern Eclectic Series but can be read as a standalone.
-4 Stars!-

  • War's Mate

  • Honey Creek Den, Book 1
  • By: Taylor Rylan
  • Narrated by: Kenneth Obi
  • Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Growing up in a coven with only one other shifter doesn’t allow Arik much of an opportunity to find his mate, and he doesn’t know when or where he’ll find him. When dreams about his mate start interrupting his sleep, he’s content to wait for them to find each other. That is, until he dreams that his mate is in danger. Alpha War has all but given up on ever finding his true mate. He’s looked for centuries. When his den starts being attacked by the local coven, all thoughts of finding his mate leave his mind. He only wants to protect his den members like any alpha would. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • growler bears

  • By Anonymous User on 04-02-19

Fun first in series

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-07-19

War’s Mate is my first book by this author and also my first mpreg story. It is entertaining and a good series start that leaves you wanting to read more stories about these characters.

“...I was face-to-face with my mate. And now that I could actually get a good look at him, he was the most beautiful man I’d ever seen.”

This story is a bit OTT, super HOT, and definitely insta-Love. All things that add up to a bit of a fun read or listen.
-3.5 Stars-

  • After Care

  • A Romance for the Over 40
  • By: L.B. Dunbar
  • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

Breast cancer survivor Edie Williams is ready to live. Divorced. Mother of two. She's planned the vacation of a lifetime for a reboot, only to encounter an awakening adventure - Tommy Carrigan. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A refreshing falling in love after 40 romance!

  • By Liv on 09-14-18

So Good!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-19

There is so much to love about this story. It has a strong heroine. Edie is so relatable. She is a divorcee, over 40, a cancer survivor, a great mom on vacation with her adult children, not looking for anything except relaxation and a recharge.

Tommy is manager of Collision and on holiday with the band. He is rough around the edges and speaks his mind. He is immediately attracted to Edie but looking for nothing more than a fun fling.

This was my first book by this author but I loved the writing, the storytelling, everything about this story and I can’t wait to read more. I listened to this on audiobook and loved the narration!
-4.5 Stars!-

  • Dirty Exes

  • Liars, Inc., Book 1
  • By: Rachel Van Dyken
  • Narrated by: Joe Arden, Teddy Hamilton, Kristin Watson Heintz
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 301
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271

Blaire has never quite gotten over Jessie Beckett, the ex-NFL star whose kisses were hot enough to ignite the entire Eastern Seaboard. When he chose work over her, Blaire was left brokenhearted. Why else would she have married a skeezy two-timer, just to divorce him less than a year later? Now Blaire is getting even by becoming one half of Dirty Exes, a PI firm fully committed to humiliating cheating jerks. If only the new jerk she’s been hired to uncover wasn’t Jessie Beckett himself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 03-11-19

Thoroughly entertaining

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-19

Dirty Exes is a really fun first book in a series. After being cheated on, Blaire makes it her business to expose cheaters. When she finds herself investigating her first love, Jesse she gets unexpected help in the form of his best friend, Colin.
Lots of laughs, plenty of emotion, heat and romance. Thoroughly entertaining on audiobook.
-4.5 Stars!-

  • Fatal Affair

  • By: Marie Force
  • Narrated by: Felicity Munroe
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,201
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,026
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,031

Washington, D.C., Metro Police Detective Sergeant Sam Holland needs a big win to salvage her career - and her confidence - after a disastrous investigation. The perfect opportunity arises when Senator John O’Connor is found brutally murdered in his bed, and Sam is assigned to the case. Matters get complicated when Sam has to team up with Nick Cappuano, O’Connor’s friend and chief of staff...and the man Sam had a memorable one-night stand with years earlier. Their sexual chemistry still sizzles, and Sam has to fight to stay focused on the case.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story

  • By Chrystal on 08-02-11

Entertaining

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-31-19

I really enjoyed this story. It was my first by this author and I look forward to reading more. The audiobook was great to listen to. I’ll definitely be checking out other audiobooks in this series.
-4.5 Stars-

  • Tripping on a Halo

  • By: Alessandra Torre
  • Narrated by: Tor Thom, Charley Ongel
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 91

You might be asking yourself why I’m waving an inflatable penis in the air and screaming at the top of my lungs. If I took time to explain, Declan Moss would get hit by a bus. Let me back up. I didn’t ask for this. I was perfectly happy - and perfectly sane - before I stumbled into the role of Declan’s guardian angel. It was a thankless job until the moment that my panties dropped and his delicious smirk found his way in between my thighs. Hello, toe-curling ecstasy. Good-bye, professional boundaries. And suddenly, there’s a new danger to avoid: the falling of my heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny and Sweet!

  • By Jocelyne on 12-08-18

Super Cute and Quirky

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-29-19

Super cute story. Quirky characters, especially our heroine August voiced by Charley Ongel, an adorable piggy, hilarious situations combined with a swoony hero voiced by Tor Thom made this awesome entertainment. The audiobook had me smiling through my commute this week!
-4 Stars!!-

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  • Flirting with Love

  • Love in Bloom: The Bradens, Book Ten
  • By: Melissa Foster
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 66

Elisabeth Nash has spent years dreaming of returning to the small town of Trusty, Colorado, where she spent summers with her favorite aunt. When she inherits her aunt's farmette, she closes her Los Angeles pet bakery and pampering business, sure that life in Trusty will be as peaceful and as welcoming as she remembers. But being an outsider in the close-knit town proves to be very different from the happy summers she remembers from her childhood - and falling for Trusty's hot, wealthy, and sinfully irresistible veterinarian, Ross Braden, sends the rumor mill into a frenzy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Small town romance at its best!

  • By Diane S. on 03-27-19

Small town romance at its best!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-27-19

I absolutely love the town of Trusty and these books set there. This is definitely my new favorite book by this author.

Ross Braden is a veterinarian who cares about his patients and his town. He is not looking for a love interest especially one in Trusty where the town gossip and rumor mill will take even the slightest tidbit and turn it into a meal!!

Elisabeth Nash has always dreamed of making her home in Trusty ever since spending summers with her aunt there. When she inherits her aunts small farmette, she uproots her LA life and decides to see if she can make a go of it.

Melissa Foster sure can write a small town romance with all the heart, sweetness and small town feel that I expect plus delivering with plenty of sexy heat!
The narration is awesome. I love listening to this series on audiobook!!
-4.5 Stars!-

  • Protecting Caroline

  • SEAL of Protection, Volume 1
  • By: Susan Stoker
  • Narrated by: Stella Bloom
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,013
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,002

Matthew "Wolf" Steel hated flying commercial. Luckily his job as a Navy SEAL meant he didn't have to do it very often. He'd been unlucky enough to be assigned a middle seat on the cramped jet, but fortunately for him, the woman next to him was willing to switch seats with him. Hoping for a relaxing flight, Wolf was pleasantly surprised at the good conversation and sense of humor the woman had as they flew 36,000 feet over the countryside.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thriller and Romance in one

  • By Patti S on 03-31-16

Great story and narration

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-14-19

Protecting Caroline is the first book in the Seal of Protection series. I was drawn right into the story from the very first pages. It was exciting and full of danger and I didn’t want to put it down until I’d turned the last page.

“They all had a lot to think about. This slip of a woman had touched each of them in different ways. None of them would be the same.”

I have a ‘slight’ addiction to the stories by this author and just love listening to this narrator, so this book was a perfect storm for me. I devoured it and immediately clicked on the next audiobook in the series to dive right in.
-4.5 Stars-

  • Dirty Headlines

  • By: L.J. Shen
  • Narrated by: Jacob Morgan, Grace Grant
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,008
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,862
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,860

Célian Laurent. Manhattan royalty. Notorious playboy. Heir to a media empire...and my new boss. I could have impressed him, if not for last month's unforgettable one-night stand. I left it with more than orgasms and a pleasant memory - namely, his wallet. Now he's staring me down like I'm the dirt under his Italian loafers, and I'm supposed to take it. But the thing about being Judith "Jude" Humphry is I have nothing to lose. Brooklyn girl. Infamously quirky. Heir to a stack of medical bills and a tattered couch. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT.. AN OUTSTANDING FUN ROMANCE

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 10-19-18

Chasing headlines and making headlines

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-12-19

I loved this story. Chasing headlines and making headlines. Jude thinks she is destined to never find love. Celion has no room for love in his fast paced, high power life. But love and life and fate have other ideas! Awesome narration!
-5 Stars!-