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  • Sealed With a Kiss

  • City Meets Country Series, Book 3
  • By: Mysti Parker, MJ Post
  • Narrated by: Riley Raye
  • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

There’s only one person Gabriel Castillo has always aspired to be - his father, an expert sea lion trainer at New York Aquarium. Then tragedy strikes. Now he must step into his father’s shoes, take care of his mother, and cut ties in a dead-end relationship. He’s resigned to being single and 100 percent work-focused, until Harper Wheeler arrives. The new tour guide from Kentucky draws him in like a fish on a hook, but he has to concentrate on his job if he wants to continue his father’s legacy. Getting swept up in Harper’s southern charms will just complicate things.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Romantic and sweet

  • By PATRICIA on 12-14-18

In the minority and DNF

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

Reviewed: 03-22-19

I didn’t care for this book. I believe this is more of a case of not liking the narrator. However, I did give up on this book at about the half way point. There was just no imagining the hero of this story being any older than 12 with the voice of the narrator.

Worth a credit? No!

  • Gentleman Sinner

  • By: Jodi Ellen Malpas
  • Narrated by: Julie Garthan, Jack George
  • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122

Fall in love with a mysterious and tortured hero in this number-one New York Times best-selling author's steamy, suspenseful romance about an "irresistible" (Booklist) British alpha and the one woman who may be able to save him - as long as he can protect her from his dark past.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Gentleman sinner not soo....😞

  • By Scott on 02-11-19

Sadly disappointed

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

Reviewed: 03-21-19

The characters never seemed happy until the very end. Although pleasant to listen to Julie Garthan just sounded too young. Jack George only does the epilogue. It would have been nice to have more from his characters pov.

  • Dante's Gift

  • A Chicago Christmas, Book 1
  • By: Aubrey Wynne
  • Narrated by: Tom Jordan
  • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

Dominic Lawrence has planned this marriage proposal for six months. Nothing can go wrong-until his Nonna calls. Now he must interrupt the tenderest night of Katie's life with the news that another woman will be under their roof. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dante's gift

  • By JEYCEE on 12-07-17

Delightful

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

Reviewed: 12-15-18

This is truly a delightful book. The characters are likeable and show real emotion. I would actually give this book 4.5 stars. This author was new to me and I really enjoyed her writing. I will be sure to get more books by her and continue to follow this series.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Housekeeper's Proposal

  • Heroes of Hays, Book 4
  • By: Barbara Goss
  • Narrated by: Roberto Scarlato
  • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 27

Jeremy Walker is accused of killing his wife. The sheriff's sister, Kate Hammond, applies for the job as his housekeeper in order to try and find the proof they need to hang Jeremy. However, Kate never suspected she'd fall in love with the man. Her new mission is to find out who really killed Helen Walker to clear Jeremy's name. When the real killer is revealed, it sets Kate in a tailspin of grief and heartbreak.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story!

  • By Jocelyne on 01-04-19

Sweet mystery

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

I was given this book for an honest review.

I really enjoyed this book. It is a short listen and had likeable characters.

I would recommend this book to anyone that is looking for a clean mystery.

  • One Last Love

  • By: Derek Haines
  • Narrated by: Harry Roger Williams III
  • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

For Bonnie, his life had been lived, and the bittersweet memories of his wife, along with the neverending sorrow of losing his son so young remain with him, but they are now ebbing away slowly with the passing of the years. His days of love, warmth, and tenderness well past and all that is left is his last few quiet years to grow old. Alone, yet content. What he had done, he had done and what had happened, had. All that remained was to live out the rest of his life in a new place, far away from his checkered past. His days passing with the regularity that an old man desires.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Touching Love Story.

  • By cosmitron on 04-22-18

Narrator does this one in!

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

Reviewed: 07-18-18

Although the narrator has a pleasing voice his reading of the story is poor. For this reason I had a really hard time getting into the story.

The story itself has a good premise and had potential but I just didn't connect with it.

I was given this book to provide an honest review.

  • Tangled Up In You

  • Rogue Rockstar series, Book 1
  • By: Lara Ward Cosio
  • Narrated by: Lee Brophy
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

The Irish rock band Rogue is made up of four best friends. Nothing can come between them . . . or can it? Gavin McManus always knew he was born to be a famous singer/songwriter. This confidence, along with his sexy, but wounded, rock-star mystique propels his band Rogue into the spotlight. Sophie Kavanaugh was drawn to Gavin long before he found fame. Her own desire to be what he needed, to somehow be the one to fix him, binds them together in a desperate kind of love. Conor Quinn has always dismissed his attraction to Sophie as harmless, but could it be something more? 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not for me but might be the perfect book for you

  • By Krystyn - AudiobookObsession on 05-28-18

Wow this is an amazing book.

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

Reviewed: 06-10-18

Wow. This book is well worth the read but the audio version with Lee Bropy is a very swoon worthy listen.

This story spans many years with many characters but it is easy to follow.

I love these characters and will definitely be continuing with the series.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Eternal Desire: The Siren Coven

  • By: Kim Loraine
  • Narrated by: Will M. Watt, Felicity Foster
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

Izzy - Dying young is tragic. Dying young and being reborn over and over for all eternity? That’s exhausting. My goal had always been to reunite with my sister witches and break the curse put on us. Love was a risk I wasn’t willing to take. It wasn’t worth knowing it’d end in heartbreak. Then a handsome beast found me and took me as his mate. Grant McTavish linked our souls without giving me a choice. Now, with a ticking clock, a shifter pack on the hunt for me and my sisters, and Grant trying to claim my heart, I’ve got to save myself in order to save the man I don’t want to love.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great paranormal romance story!

  • By Jocelyne on 06-01-18

Great Listen!!

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

Reviewed: 05-26-18

This one gets a 4.5 stars. It is a hot and sexy story. I am not normally a PNR fan but I really liked this one. I can hardly wait for the next book in the series. The narrators nailed it as well. I had never listen to these narrators before and the author is also new to me. I will definitely be checking out more by this author and narrators.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Institute of Magic

  • Dragon's Gift: The Druid, Book 1
  • By: Linsey Hall
  • Narrated by: Laurel Schroeder
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

According to legend, I’m supposed to be some kind of all-powerful DragonGod - gifted with the magic of gods. Instead, I’m a dud. In fact, I'm currently failing out of the Undercover Protectorate’s magical institute. It's the supernatural version of Scotland Yard, and I’ve got one chance left to earn my place here. To do so, I have to compete in a deadly race across the world. In order to win, I need to survive. And I’ll need the help of a sexy and powerful shifter mage named Lachlan Munroe.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Good book; bad narration

  • By Chandra on 05-25-18

Magical

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

Reviewed: 05-25-18

This book keeps you on a ride from start to finish and the narrator is spot on with her accents.

I would recommend this book to anyone who likes this genre.

  • Breaking the Cowboy's Rules

  • Wildhorse Rance Brothers, Book 1
  • By: Leslie North
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Roberts
  • Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Ranch owner Trevor Wild loves nothing more than spending his day in the saddle riding in the Texas sun. He's passionate about being the latest generation of Wild man to breed quarter horses on Wildhorse Ranch. But in the aftermath of inheriting a bad business deal the Ranch is in serious financial trouble, and this serious cowboy needs to look outside the box to save his family's pride and joy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Short, sweet, steamy fun listen

  • By Cyn on 12-17-17

Not for me

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

Reviewed: 05-15-18

The narrator done a good job but the books heroine was just too clueless for me.

  • Dawn's Gentle Light: A Russian Love Story

  • By: Renee Riva
  • Narrated by: Susan J Iannucci
  • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 18

When an early 1900s love story makes its way from revolutionary Russia to a small town in America, a young girl’s life begins to change. Clara Bradley moves from the city to a remote farming town in Eastern Washington—with nothing to offer a young cheerleader but miles of snow-covered wheat fields. She now has no cheer team and nothing to cheer about. But that move brings her an unusual neighbor: an elderly Russian woman who has a love story she is translating into English. Clara’s love of books draws the two together and she becomes immersed in the lives of Nina and Pasha.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful story for all ages

  • By Kimberly Smith on 11-22-17

Lovely Read

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

Reviewed: 05-13-18

This was an interesting read. I really enjoyed the change from current day to 1900's Russia. I would recommend this book to anyone who would like a quick clean read.