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  • Texas Blaze

  • Texas Heroes, The Gallaghers of Sweetgrass Springs, Book 5
  • By: Jean Brashear
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

Stilettos and pencil skirts are more successful, ambitious Pen Gallagher's style than the jeans and boots of the ranch where she was raised. She's fought hard for her success and spared no time for love, certain that marriage and family are not her lot. Now everything she's worked for is jeopardized as scandal brews around her after she fell for a man who prized his own ambitions more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Penelope & Bridger

  • By DarkJade on 02-19-19

A Good Book

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

Reviewed: 02-17-19

Jean Brashear been a favorite author of mine for a long time. I love the world she's created and I am so very invested in each character. I was thrilled to get to Penny and Bridger's story. I only wish there had been more details of their story. This book and the one before it were written in the same time frame, so some of this book was a repeat.

Eric Dove performed wonderfully once again. He has a great voice and really turns a book into a movie inside one's head.

I am looking forward to the next book!

  • Texas Rebel

  • The Gallaghers of Sweetgrass Springs, Book 4
  • By: Jean Brashear
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

Jackson Gallagher's teenage rebellion cost him everything: his home, his family, and the girl who could only love him in secret. Seventeen years later, a wildly successful multimillionaire, he is drawn back to Sweetgrass Springs to confront his past: the father who banished him, the town that turned its back on him…and the woman he has never been able to forget.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The runaway returns

  • By rani727 on 01-28-19

Overcoming ones past

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

Reviewed: 01-07-19

This was another great story by Jean Brashear. I just love her series. It's always good to see the other characters from previous books. I feel a part of their lives. I had tears in my eyes. Jackson and Veronica have such a heartbreaking story. It's wonderful to see them get a HEA in the end. I look forward to seeing them more in the future.

Once again Eric G Dove did an excellent job with narrating this book. He has a soothing voice and brings the books to life. His performances have made him a favorite narrator of mine.

  • Garrison's Creed

  • Titan, Book 2
  • By: Cristin Harber
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 468
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 436
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 441

Nicola is an injured CIA agent on the run from a failed undercover operation. Her escape plan shatters when she slams into the man who buried her a decade ago. Cash Garrison. Her first and only love. Now, sexier than her best memory and cradling a sniper’s rifle, he has questions she can’t answer. Why was she alive? And armed? Cash is an elite member of a black ops organization, The Titan Group.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Totally Titan

  • By Ndulgent Bloggrs on 05-26-17

Excellent book and performance!

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

Reviewed: 01-03-19

Although GARRISON'S CREED is Book 2 in the series, this was the second part of Cash and Nicola's story. The first part is found in SWEET GIRL, Book 1.5.

This book did NOT disappoint!!! What a great book/listen. I almost forgive Cristin Harber for making it a two parter!!! :D It was so well told that I had tears through parts of it. It can be read/listened to as a standalone, but if you can, SWEET GIRL makes it even better. I caanot wait to listen to the next book!

Jeffrey Kafer, once again, did an excellent job! He's now another favorite male narrator of mine.

  • Winters Heat

  • Titan, Book 1
  • By: Cristin Harber
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 866
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 787
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 786

After putting her life on the line to protect classified intelligence, military psychologist Mia Kensington is on a cross-country road trip from hell with an intrusive save-the-day hero. Uninterested in his white knight act, she'd rather take her chances without the ruggedly handsome, cold-blooded operative who boasts an alpha complex and too many guns. Colby Winters, an elite member of The Titan Group, has a single objective on his black ops mission: recover a document important to national security.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this book!

  • By Kim on 06-21-14

Titan Series Book 1

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

Reviewed: 12-30-18

Excellent book that I was so pulled into that I didn't want to pause it/put it down! So glad I started this series. I look forward to reading/listening to Book 2 since I've already listened to Book 1.5

Jeffrey Kafer is an excellent narrator. His performance added a lot to the book. He's easy to listen to for long periods. I hope he's the narrator for the whole series.

  • Sweet Girl

  • Titan, Book 1.5
  • By: Cristin Harber
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 319
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 297

Nicola Hart grew up under the heels of her older brother and his sexy best friend, Cash Garrison. Years of ignoring her spark with Cash has transformed their friendship into a slow burning sizzle. One night with him could ruin everything. Or it could be more than she ever dreamed. They play. They flirt. But they haven't crossed the line because too much is at stake. Family. Friendship. And the deepest kind of love that she'd have to be crazy to walk away from.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet Beginning

  • By Ndulgent Bloggrs on 05-26-17

Cliffhanger...so 4.5 Stars overall

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

Reviewed: 12-29-18

This was a great story! The end just pulls at our emotions. I just hate that it's a cliffhanger. It's the only reason I took a half star off, giving this a 4.5 Star rating. I'm not quite sure why I started with this book, but I am going back to start at book 1 in the series. Well written with a great storyline. Very entertaining!

Jeffrey Kafer is an excellent narrator. He does great voices for male and female characters. Completely enjoyed his performance!

*Listened to this book through the Audible monthly romance program.

  • Heart of Eden

  • By: Caroline Fyffe
  • Narrated by: Scott Merriman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180

Raised by guardians in Philadelphia, the Brinkman sisters have suddenly been bequeathed more than the truth about their late, estranged father - they've also inherited the Five Sisters Ranch, the dynasty he'd built for them in Eden, Colorado. It's theirs on one condition: to claim it, they must live on it for six months - a wilderness worlds away from the comforts of the city. For Belle Brinkman, her father's last wish could fulfill a dream she never knew she had.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heart of Eden

  • By Seaside Or reader-marshall on 04-18-18

Sweet Romance

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

Reviewed: 12-17-18

This was my first book to read/listen to by Caroline Fyffe. It was well written with a great storyline. I will definitely be reading/listening to more of her books. I fell in love with her characters. Looking forward to the rest of the sister's stories as well as Henry's story.

Scott Merriman has become another favorite male narrator. He did an excellent job! Amazing since there are so many characters in this book. His voice is soothing and easy to listen to for a longer time. I hope he is performing for all the books in this series.

*I read this book through the Kindle Unlimited program.

  • A Brand New Ending

  • Stay, Book 2
  • By: Jennifer Probst
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett, Brian Pallino
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167

Ophelia Bishop was a lovestruck teenage girl when she and Kyle Kimpton chased their dreams to Hollywood. Kyle’s dreams came true. Ophelia’s did not. When Kyle chose his career over their relationship, Ophelia returned home to rural New York to run the family’s B & B - wiser, and more guarded against foolish fantasies. Now Kyle has come crashing back into her life, and all her defenses are down. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Adored It

  • By Nichelle on 10-27-18

EXCELLENT book AND performance

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

Reviewed: 12-05-18

I really enjoyed the first book of this seriers. But this book blew it out of the water. It is a standalone book, but one would get a bit more from some of the other characters by starting at the beginning. The well written words of this book, the storyline, the characters...they all grab me. I couldn't wait to get back to it when I had to go back to real life. I was in tears at places, then laughing in others. Love it when my emotions get involved. This is a must listen to/read/own. I will no doubt read it again.

The performance for this book was SUPERB! I now have two new narrators to call favorites. Their voices were so smooth. It was like running a movie through my head. Loved it. I absolutely cannot wait for Harper's story!

*I listened to this book through the Kindle Unlimited program.

  • The Start of Something Good

  • Stay
  • By: Jennifer Probst
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Madeleine Maby
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264

When Ethan Bishop returns to the Hudson Valley, his body and spirit are a little worse for wear. As a former Special Forces paratrooper, he saw his fair share of conflict, and he came home with wounds, inside and out. At his sisters’ B & B and farm, he can keep all his pain at a safe distance. But quiet time isn’t easy when a fiery woman explodes into his life... 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story

  • By PatioS on 06-19-18

Excellent Book

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

Reviewed: 12-01-18

I really enjoyed this book by Jennifer Probst. I'll also be looking at more of her writings in the future.

It was easy to become completely invested in the characters. This was Ethan and Mia's romance, but we met Chloe, her father Jonathan, as well as Ethan's two sister's Ophelia and Harper along with countless other characters. They all made this story. I am so looking forward to the next book in this series.

Sebastian York is a favorite narrator of mine. I absolutely love his voice and performances. He once again brought life to the characters.

Madeleine Maby grew on me mostly. I do enjoy her voice. She was perfect for this series. But she just sounded forced or mechanical at times? Lots of pausing between every word during conversation, mostly when voicing the men. It's because of that I had to remove a star for the audio version. It was a bit distracting.

Also for those who are picky, the cuts were off occasionally. Long pauses between scenes/chapters or straight jumping into a new scene or chapter when there should have been a pause. It wasn't too bad, but, again, a bit distracting when it happened.

I wouldn't skip this book because of the negatives, but if your that picky...go get the book to read yourself!

*l listened to/read this book through the Kindle Unlimited program.

  • Texas Dreams

  • Texas Heroes, the Gallaghers of Sweetgrass Springs, Volume 3
  • By: Jean Brashear
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

Take two reluctant brides and two frustrated grooms, mix with both clans of Gallaghers, and season with a SEAL or three, a movie star, a Hollywood Barbie, and a country music giant - and you get a recipe for family mayhem, laughter, and a tear or two. Watch as Sweetgrass Springs matriarch Ruby Gallagher and her granddaughter Scarlett, aided and abetted by the irrepressible Maddie Rose Gallagher, try to pull off surprise wedding plans for each other in the worst-kept secret in Texas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome Story

  • By Michelle Eriksen on 08-22-14

FAVORITE story so far

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

Reviewed: 11-22-18

I absolutely LOVE Jean Brashear's books. I *think* this one is my favorite so far! It's really hard to choose. But seeing so many of her characters in one place makes this one so special. What a great read/listen.

Even though I've read her books, listening to them is SO worth it. Eric Dove does such a great job. How he keeps so many "voices" straight, I can't imagine. He is so talented and does an excellent job.

Can't wait for the next story!!!

  • Hate Notes

  • By: Vi Keeland, Penelope Ward
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Lynn Barrington
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,301
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,935
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,926

It all started with a mysterious blue note sewn into a wedding dress. Something blue. I’d gone to sell my own unworn bridal gown at a vintage clothing store. That’s when I found another bride’s “something old.” Stitched into the lining of a fabulously feathered design was the loveliest message I’d ever read: Thank you for making all of my dreams come true. The name embossed on the blue stationery: Reed Eastwood, obviously the most romantic man who ever lived. I also discovered he’s the most gorgeous. If only my true-love fantasies had stopped there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THIS IS MY LOVE NOTE..

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 11-09-18

Hilarious and emotional

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

Reviewed: 11-15-18

These two authors wrote one of the best books I've read! I was laughing so hard my husband couldn't go to sleep. Then there were areas that brought me to tears, sobbing with heartbreak. This was a beautiful romance with characters that I found myself completely invested in. Loved the ending. I'm positive I'll read another book these two write.

I did listen to part of this book as well since it was part of the Kindle Unlimited Audio program. The narrators did a good job. Since I had started reading the book, the female narrator, Lynn Barrington, wasn't quite what I heard in my head. But she's a good narrator. Sebastian York was perfect, as usual. If I had started this book in its audio format, I would have probably been completely satisfied. I'm trying to decide whether I'm going to listen to it while traveling tomorrow. It's that good.

* I read/listened through the Kindle Unlimited program.