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Diane S.

Everett, MA, United States
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  • Getaway Girl

  • By: Tessa Bailey
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel, Lori Prince
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

Addison Potts is back in Charleston to stir things up at her estranged cousin’s wedding. Only, the nuptials hit a snag when the bride doesn’t show, leaving Addison to play getaway driver for the jilted groom, whose heartbreaking smile and deep, Southern drawl she should not be noticing.... Elijah Montgomery DuPont's only respite from life’s sudden upheaval is Addison. Public disapproval be damned, he’s not willing to give her up. But with an election on the line and public pressure rising, Addison - and the cruel hand of fate - might not give him a choice.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sexy and Fun

  • By Diane S. on 10-16-18

Sexy and Fun

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

Reviewed: 10-16-18

Getaway Girl was a fun, sweet, (super) sexy friends to lovers story. A fun twist on the runaway bride story where we get the POV of the groom who was left standing at the altar.

“When he’s around me, I don’t seem capable of anything but praying he can’t hear my heartbeat.”

Getaway Girl had not only a dirty talking hero (my kryptonite) but also a heroine who could hold her own in a dirty talk throw down!! Addison is sassy and snarky. I definitely wanted the best for her and rooted for her to get her HEA.

“I understand Mama now. I’m not mad at her anymore, but I’m… I want to be better than her. I don’t want to be someone’s regret.”

A light angst, really enjoyable story. I listened to some of it on audiobook and it helped make my commute enjoyable!
-5 Stars!-

  • Lovers at Heart

  • Love in Bloom: The Bradens, Book 1
  • By: Melissa Foster
  • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 172

Handsome, wealthy resort owner Treat Braden is used to getting what he wants. When Max Armstrong walked into his life six months earlier, he saw right through the efficient and capable facade she wore like a shield, to the sweet, sensual woman who lay beneath. She sparked an unfamiliar desire in him for more than a one-night stand, leaving his heart reeling and his blood boiling.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazement

  • By Laura on 03-02-17

A favorite author

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

While reading The Snow Sisters series, I got a little hint of something between Max and Treat. It really got me excited to read their story. Max seemed like such a bad**s character. I couldn’t wait to see what hoops she might make handsome Treat jump through.

“Isn’t that the greatest feeling? That instant when you know someone recognizes that you’re something more than what anyone else sees?”

I was a little disappointed when it ended up that Max was hiding so much insecurity under her tough armor. But I’m glad that Treat was able to see through the tough and past the self-doubt and right into the amazingness that was the real Max.
I loved listening to this story on audiobook! The narrator really helps me feel the emotions of the characters!
-4 Stars!-

  • At the Stroke of Midnight

  • By: Tara Sivec
  • Narrated by: CJ Bloom
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104

Once upon a time, Cynthia was the perfect housewife. Between being the president of the PTA and keeping her home spotless without a hair (or her pearls) out of place, her life was a dream come true. Her husband was once her knight in shining armor, but now he’s run off with all their money...and the babysitter. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic!

  • By mandy on 03-01-18

Cinderella was never so much fun!

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

Reviewed: 09-28-18

At The Stroke Of Midnight is a super fun retelling of Cinderella. The Naughty Princess Club is formed when Cynthia, Isabelle and Ariel need to find a way to support themselves. They take the lemons that life has given them and make some amazing spiked lemonade!!

“I don’t think this is a children’s princess party!” I shout over the noise of the rambunctious men as a shower of dollar bills land at my feet. One of the men yells “TAKE IT OFF!”

After being abandoned, divorced and left with no money by her husband, Cindy is just trying to keep up appearances for the PTA and her neighbors. But together with Belle and Ariel, she learns to shake off the persona that her ex-husband and MiL have built around her and she starts shaking something else!

“You are NOT going to die sexless and alone with anything stuck in your cookie, aside from another much larger, much more enjoyable frickle,” Ariel reassures me.”

I adore this really humorous series of steamy fairytales that are entertaining and loaded with heart and heat!!
-5 Stars!-

  • Dangerous Secrets

  • Callaghan Brothers Series, Book 1
  • By: Abbie Zanders
  • Narrated by: Aiden Snow
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209

Taryn Malone is stranded, broke, and desperate for help. But even if the sexy bartender she's been eyeing offers her a job for the evening...even if he seduces her with his impossibly intense blue eyes...even if every fiber of her heart tells her to stay with him, she can't. Because Taryn Malone doesn't exist. Jake Callaghan has been running the family's Irish pub for years now. When he sees Taryn standing out alone in the rain, he does what he's been trained to do as a SEAL - he rescues her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story, Lots of Heroes!

  • By Cheri on 04-12-17

Love this series!

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

Reviewed: 09-28-18

OMG!!
I’m completely hooked!!! Dangerous Secrets is the first book in the Callaghan Brothers series and even though it’s a standalone I just can’t wait to read more of these stories.

“He was going to kill Jake for this. Kill him, then resuscitate him just so he could kill him again. His brothers would be sympathetic. Their father might be upset for a while, but he’d get over it.”

I just want to surround myself in Callaghan brothers! Ian, Kane, etc...even dad, Jack has won my heart!! And JAKE *swoon*! I’m in love with them all!

“At the slight skim of his fingertips she sighed softly and murmured his name. In that moment, Jake would recall years later, he lost his heart.”

Taryn is a kick*ss heroine and I can totally understand why several members of the Callaghan family fall for her immediately. I love that she was able to have such strong connections with the family especially Kane, but still only have eyes for Jake.
Awesome narration only added to my experience and I’m looking forward to listening to the rest of this series! I definitely feel like I’ve found a new favorite author!
-5 Stars!-

  • Delivered Through the Storm

  • By: Nicole Garcia
  • Narrated by: Kai Kennicott, Wen Ross
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99

Madison Moore is a single mother of two young boys. She's not interested in dating or partaking in meaningless sex. Her only goal in life is to be a good mother and make life as normal as possible for her oldest son who is diagnosed with a learning disability. When Ryder Storm literally comes crashing into her home and turns her life upside down, she finds herself falling hard. Madison's denial about her feelings and dismissal of his advancements only fuels Ryder's determination to make her his.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It felt so real, I just wanted to slap Madison!!

  • By Avephoenix on 09-12-18

Single mom - Cute kid alert!

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

Reviewed: 09-25-18

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the audiobook of Delivered Through The Storm by Nicole Garcia. It was the first book by this author that I’ve read but I’ll be adding to my TBR now!

Madison Moore is a divorced, single mom of two adorable little boys, one of whom has a learning disability. She is working hard to give them the best life she can without any help from their deadbeat dad.

Not long after delivering a package to the frazzled mom, delivery man Ryder Storm, a confirmed bachelor, falls hard not only for Madison, but also for her two children.

I loved the narrators who really brought this story to life for me and added to my reading experience.
-4.5 Stars!!-

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  • Hard Hitter

  • The Brooklyn Bruisers Series, Book 2
  • By: Sarina Bowen
  • Narrated by: Nicol Zanzarella, Rock Engle
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 433
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 412
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 411

As team captain and enforcer, Patrick O'Doul puts the bruise in the Brooklyn Bruisers. But after years of hard hits, O'Doul is feeling the burn, both physically and mentally. He conceals his pain from his coach and trainers, but when his chronic hip injury becomes too obvious to ignore, they send him for sessions with the team's massage therapist. After breaking up with her long-term boyfriend, Ari Bettini is in need of peace of mind. For now she's decided to focus on her work: rehabilitating the Bruisers' MVP.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable 2nd book of a hockey romance series!

  • By Krista Marie on 01-23-17

Hot hockey hunks, sexy swoony romance

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

Reviewed: 09-16-18

I loved Hard Hitter!! Team captain and ‘enforcer’ Patrick O’Doul fights on the ice in games and fights his chronic pain. He fights against allowing team massage therapist, Ari Bettini from getting under his skin and exposing his well hidden weaknesses.

Hot hockey hunks, sexy swoony romance, humor and emotion... everything I could want in my romance book and all read to me by amazing narrators! I’m extra glad that I went with the audiobook for this story. I’d be very happy if these narrators could read all my books to me!
-5 Stars!-

  • Man Hands

  • By: Tanya Eby, Sarina Bowen
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 743
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 695
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 694

At 34, I'm reeling from a divorce. I don't want to party or try to move on. I just want to stay home and post a new recipe on my blog: Brynn's Dips and Balls. But my friends aren't having it. Get out there again, they say. It will be fun, they say. I'm still taking a hard pass. Free designer cocktails, they say. And that's a game-changer. Too bad my ex shows up with his new arm candy. That's when I lose my mind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Romantic Comedy Gold!

  • By bookbruin on 03-15-18

Fun & Flirty

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

Reviewed: 08-27-18

Man Hands is funny and sweet and flirty. What starts as a bit of a rebound one night stand turns into something completely different. I loved the audiobook and will definitely be listening to others in this series.
-4.5Stars!-

  • Sisters in White

  • Snow Sisters
  • By: Melissa Foster
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59

Danica and Kaylie Snow are about to celebrate the biggest day of their lives - their double wedding - on an island in the Bahamas. But no wedding is complete without a little family drama. The two sisters aren't ready to face the father they haven't seen since he divorced their mother and moved away to marry his mistress and live with Lacy, the half sister they've never met.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • hiighlights the relationships between the sisters

  • By Gaele on 11-28-16

Double the Love

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

Reviewed: 08-27-18

Sisters in White is the story where we expect to see sisters Danica and Kaylie get their HEA. They have planned their double wedding on an island in the Bahamas where whatever can go wrong, does go wrong.
Family drama in spades almost takes over the proceedings
But the Snow sisters have Chaz’s assistant, Max and Blake’s cousin, Treat to come to their rescue so that they can have their dream day.
Sisters in White is a very entertaining audiobook that really made my commute seem only half as long.
-4Stars!-

  • Unbreak My Heart

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Joe Arden, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172

Experience all the feels in this unforgettable second-chance standalone romance from number-one New York Times best-seller Lauren Blakely! I didn't break her heart, and she didn't break mine - we broke each other's. I never stopped loving her, but time and distance played its cruel role in ripping us apart three years ago when she moved halfway around the world. Now after all those endless miles away, she's returned...but I'm not the guy I was before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth all the feels, the tears and the ride!! Wow!

  • By Patricia Villali Koett on 08-15-18

Awesome Audiobook

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

Reviewed: 08-22-18

I’mng which you can get away with murder. Not literal murder, but pretty much anything else.”
I loved that Holland cared so much for Andrew that she was able to slow him the space to heal, but always staying close enough to support him when he was weak.
Unbreak My Heart is a beautiful story. The audiobook is narrated with rich emotional tones that brought the story right off the page and into my heart.
-4Stars!-

  • Dane's Storm

  • By: Mia Sheridan
  • Narrated by: Lance Greenfield, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,181
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,088
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,084

Dane was her first kiss and the only man she ever loved...until their marriage crashed and burned. Now Audra has built a quiet life for herself running a flower shop she's put her whole heart into. But Audra is left reeling when an unexpected circumstance brings Dane back into her world. He's still as breathtaking as he ever was, and he still affects her more than any man she's ever known. Yet learning to trust him again could be a matter of life and death....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Second chance/Survival story. Performance just okay.

  • By Avid Reader on 04-03-18

Suspenseful & Emotional

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

Reviewed: 08-20-18

I went into Dane’s Storm without reading anything about it. The emotion of the story really caught me by surprise.

“You weren’t just my first love, you were my once in a lifetime.”

What Dane and Audra go through had me chewing off my nails!! But what an amazing story! And the narrators really brought the drama to life for me!
-5 Stars!-