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  • Once Upon a Sure Thing

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177

It's so easy being best friends with a gorgeous, talented, charming guy. Said no woman ever. Except me. My friendship with Miller is a sure thing — he’s my plus one, my emergency contact, and my shoulder to lean on. He’s also been by my side helping me raise one helluva awesome kid who’s the center of my world. Nothing will change our easy breezy friendship. Until I have the bright idea to convince him to start a new band with me. Trouble is, our sizzling chemistry in the recording studio is getting harder to ignore, no matter how risky it might be.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Let's Make Beautiful Music Together

  • By bookbruin on 10-01-18

Ribbons and Skittles, oh my!

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

Reviewed: 10-18-18

This series is so much fun to read, especially in audio. The chemistry between Miller and Ally is 🔥🔥🔥when they sing together.

Miller is a man-child who is charming and caring. He’s a great friend, mentor to his “brother”, and wonderful with kids. He’s the fun and heart of the family. He’s also the heart of the Hartbreakers.

Ally is her niece’s guardian and truly a wonderful mom. She’s got a great support system in Miller, her brother and his wife.

Friendship means a lot to them so taking the leap to follow the spark is far more impulsive than they want, but they are cautiously combustible. Yeah, I know. They are cautious until alone and then...fireworks!!

They find their way and is sweet and romantic and perfect!!

Love these narrators!!

  • Once Upon a Real Good Time

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 294
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 277

That smoking hot one-night stand with a former rock star? Turns out, he's my son's new teacher. Oops. But I didn't know that the night I met Campbell. All I knew was he played my body the same way he played a guitar - like he owned it. My libido is still high-fiving me after being self-served for too many years, and we're both ready for another night or two of fun, especially since we don't just have chemistry in bed - we connect over everything. That is, until I learn he's the man who'll be coming to my house twice a week to teach my son the best music lessons money can buy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A GENUINE & DELICIOUS SLOW-SIMMER TO PERFECTION

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 09-14-18

Fun to read!

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

Their priorities are their kids but turning away from each other and what could be is not easy. I love that they are mature characters, set in their careers with family values. They enjoy each other (in so many ways) and the banter is fun.

I enjoyed reading this book and I always love these two narrators!!

  • 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 184
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174

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

A true healing journey

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

Reviewed: 10-03-18

Andrew. Grief stricken. Angry. Hollow.

Holland. She’s in love with a man who is so deeply lost in his grief that all it takes is her to light his face.

She needs more and he’s going to have to find his way. Through the grief. To heal his heart and soul. To give and receive love. To Holland.

It’s a journey from LA to Tokyo and the supporting cast of characters are wonderful. My heart was breaking along with Andrew’s. And his journey not only healed him but my heart as well.

  • Long Shot: A HOOPS Novel

  • Hoops Series, Book 1
  • By: Kennedy Ryan
  • Narrated by: Sean Crisden, Jo Raylan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

Think you know what it's like being a baller's girl? You don't. My fairy tale is upside down. A happily never after. I kissed the prince, and he turned into a fraud. I was a fool, and his love - fool's gold. Now there's a new player in the game, August West. One of the NBA's brightest stars. Fine. Forbidden. He wants me. I want him. But my past, my fraudulent prince, just won't let me go.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So Many More Than 5 Stars!!

  • By Steph's Rom Book Talk on 08-16-18

Long Shot comes to life!

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

Reviewed: 09-26-18

i read the book and waited for the audio version so I could do a re-read, and it was absolutely worth the wait. Long Shot cane to life with the narrators, and added to the intensity of situations and emotions. It cut straight to the heart.

Long Shot is by far one of the best books I've read. Its a real life story with a very relevant story line, all set in the exciting world of basketball, with all the good, bad and the ugly.

August and Iris. The characters draw you into their lives. You feel their joy, their struggles, their pain, their successes, their loss and their love. "Oh, the feels." They are so real. They're human.

Their story is fiction but it could be your own story. Ok, maybe not being a basketball superstar, but that adds to the depth of the story. I don't want to tell the secrets of the story, but there are parts that will shred you. It will make you really think. Have I ever judged someone before for this very thing? Have I missed something in someone I know? Would I recognize it and how would I handle it? What if it was me?

The supporting characters are equally as engaging. MiMi, Lo, Kenan, Deck, Jared, August's mom.

Love waits. The timing must be right to take the shot.

My favorite quote is "I'd play you at the five".

Long Shot is an absolute "must read". You will love August and Iris. You will be gutted with the story. And you will fall in love as they find the strength to fight their way to that perfect moment and take the long shot.

I think the author just made the game winning shot at the buzzer from mid-court. Long Shot is amazing.

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  • The British Knight

  • By: Louise Bay
  • Narrated by: Shane East, Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,585
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,447
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,446

When I’m offered the chance to leave New York to live in London for three months, I can’t pack my suitcase fast enough. As soon as I touch down, I’m obsessing over red telephone boxes, palaces, and all the black cabs. But my favorite place is the tube. It’s wall-to-wall hot British men in suits. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Louise Bay creates 5 star magic once again!

  • By Ariadna B. on 01-05-18

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 09-13-18

I’m thoroughly enjoying this series and this author. The Duke of Manhattan was my first read and I loved it enough to buy the next two. I’ve read both in audio and Shane East with his accent is amazing!! The female narrator has this smoky voice. Audio for these two books is delicious.

Alex Knightly is way too driven by his career; everything about life outside Chambers ultimately lost to him. Enter Violet King. Now the only thing lost is him! Head over heels. She’s subtle at times and like a Mack truck others. Their connection is instant despite his “assholeish” behavior...repeatedly. She entices the softer side of Alexander to appear. But she’ll do anything to protect her heart, even if it means walking away.

Loved it!!

  • Duke of Manhattan

  • By: Louise Bay
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld, Shane East
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,682
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,548
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,546

I was born into British aristocracy, but I've made my fortune in Manhattan. New York is now my kingdom. Back in Britain, my family is fighting over who's the next Duke of Fairfax. The rules say it's me - if I'm married. It's not a trade-off worth making. I could never limit myself to just one woman. Or so I thought until my world is turned upside down. Now, the only way I can save the empire I built is to inherit the title I've never wanted - so I need a wife. To take my mind off business I need a night that's all pleasure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dirty talking Duke? Yes, please!

  • By Ariadna B. on 06-22-17

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 09-05-18

I’ve never read a book by Louise Bay but I rather love Shane East, the narrator, so I thought I would try it. Shane is so easy to listen to with the accents!

I loved Duke of Manhattan! Scarlet and Ryder are great characters! Of course, I then bought the next two books in the series, one in audio (because...Shane East!!!).

  • All Your Perfects

  • By: Colleen Hoover
  • Narrated by: Madeleine Maby
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 512
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 472
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 473

 Quinn and Graham’s perfect love is threatened by their imperfect marriage. The memories, mistakes, and secrets that they have built up over the years are now tearing them apart. The one thing that could save them might also be the very thing that pushes their marriage beyond the point of repair.  

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

  • By Cyndi on 07-17-18

All Your Perfects is an experience.

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

Reviewed: 08-26-18

Fantastic! So real. My heart soared with the rightness of their love, broke with the traumas they endured, sympathized with their pain and avoidance, and broke all over again as they saw their marriage falling apart.

Graham is a very special man. And as wonderful as he is, he’s human.

Their love seemed so fated, so deep, that it didn’t seem possible to see it disintegrate. Yet, watching them suffer and not communicate; to protect themselves and one another from pain by avoidance, their love seemed as real as any. Love takes work and the energy these two had to put forth is so much more than many see in such a short time.

Graham. I can’t say enough about this amazing character. He sees so much and he’s a fixer by nature. His insight into their love, their pain, their hope, their actions, gutted me. If only we could all see things how Graham does. But even seeing what he did, he made mistakes. Big ones.

All Your Perfects was an audio read for me and I think the audio experience added so much depth and emotion.

Mistakes. Forgiveness. Declarations and reminders of love. Seeing not the flaws but All Your Perfects. This book is an experience. A beautiful, painful, hopeful, loving experience. An experience not to be missed.

  • Scoring Mr. Romeo

  • By: A. M. Madden, Joanne Schwehm
  • Narrated by: Mackenzie Harte, Wen Ross
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

Falling in love was the furthest thing from my mind. I'm a single mother raising a strong little boy, and he is my one and only priority. The universe felt otherwise, sending me - actually, my son's soccer ball - hurdling toward a stunningly handsome, perfect man who said all the right things. He made it hard to ignore how much I missed romance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A SWOONWORTHY ROMANTIC STORY

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 02-18-18

Romantic

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

Reviewed: 08-23-18

Luca is an incurable romantic with a heart of gold.

The school scene? 🤣🤣🤣
The soccer game scene? 🤣🤣🤣

And yet Sabrina and Luca are still shooting off sparks. And Mikey. Luca’s connection with Sabrina’s son is full of ease, despite in la k of knowledge of 5 years olds (with the exception of their shared love of soccer).

My heart lies with Luca and I can honestly say I knew what was coming. Not how or when, just that it would. I wanted to hate on her but I totally understood. But Luca? He did do many
Wonderful things for and with Sabrina and Mikey, and one mistake and she’s abandoned any hope of what they’ve shared ever becoming more. And this after he laid it on the line.

It’s not over but it takes some meddling to put it right. Sweet and romantic.

Humor inserted throughout added so much!

I did not enjoy the narrators. I have enjoyed the male narrator in other books but not so much this one. The female narrators voice was hard for me to listen to. But, overall, I enjoyed the story.

  • Taming Mr. Flirt

  • By: Joanne Schwehm, A.M. Madden
  • Narrated by: Iggy Toma, Lillian Claire
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

It all started in a barn, rolling around in the hay with a hot brunette. When I hooked-up at my best friend's wedding with the bride's best friend, I had hay in places it should never be. And how my bowtie ended up around my dick was an entirely different story. I'll give you a minute to consider the possibilities. That first romp set the tone, and with each of our sexual encounters that followed they became more risque. The fact that all my fantastic orgasms were coming at the hand of one woman blew me away.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun!!

  • By LeeAnne on 08-14-18

Fun!!

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

Reviewed: 08-14-18

Laughter is what this story caused. Kyle and Vanessa and their antics caused me to laugh outright. And listening to them come to life with Audible made it even more fun.

It wasn’t all fun and games. They each had somethings to work through and hurt each other, but watching them fall was amusing and touching.

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  • Finding Mr. Wrong

  • By: A.M. Madden, Joanne Schwehm
  • Narrated by: Lexie Richmond, C.A. Sorensen
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

So there I was, on a stage with two other men, being asked ridiculous questions by a woman I couldn't see, but whose voice made my pants tighten - and not around my ankles. Before I knew what was happening, I'd signed up for six weeks in paradise, isolated on an island for 42 days with a complete stranger. And when I finally laid eyes on the sexy brunette who belonged to that voice, a part of me thought this wouldn't be so bad.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Romance, Anger, and Fun to be had--great story-4/5

  • By LOYL-00 on 04-10-18

So much fun!

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

Reviewed: 07-31-18

Finding Mr Wrong had me laughing so many times. Her quirks. His candidness. Their time on stage. 🤣🤣🤣.

He has no desire to be Mr Right to Brae or any other woman. She’s done with relationships and is seeking Mr Wrong. Their story is filled with attitude, innuendo (and often blatant sexual conversation), mishaps and denied chemistry 🔥🔥🔥🔥.

Be prepared for their stressors to triggers laughs and their banter to make you laugh harder. Getting to know each other was never so fraught with tension and heat!

Fun! Fun! Fun! And a great supporting cast of characters!

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