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  • Hot Head

  • By: Damon Suede
  • Narrated by: Charlie David
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 855
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 809
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 810

Since 9/11, Brooklyn firefighter Griff Muir has wrestled with impossible feelings for his best friend and partner at Ladder 181, Dante Anastagio. Unfortunately, Dante is strictly a ladies’ man, and the FDNY isn’t exactly gay-friendly. For ten years, Griff has hidden his heart in a half-life of public heroics and private anguish. Griff’s caution and Dante’s cockiness make them an unbeatable team. To protect his buddy, there’s nothing Griff wouldn’t do… until a nearly bankrupt Dante proposes the worst possible solution: HotHead.com, a gay porn website where uniformed hunks get down and dirty.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Damon Suede is a hit!

  • By Miss ReadsALot on 10-25-12

Extremely well written.

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

Reviewed: 10-21-18

This story is written so well and is so engaging that I don't hesitate to recommend it. This is a new author to me, but I will be following him to see what else he writes.

The two main characters are fire fighters in New York who have been best friends for years. They were on the scene during the 9/11 attacks, and the author's descriptions of the rescue efforts and mass casualties are incredibly poinient. I was very impressed by the writing of the characters ' back stories, and he continued to surprise me with the very believable transition of these two close friends to budding lovers. I will be reading this one again.

The narrator was excellent for the story, so I was able to enjoy "reading " while driving. Very nice audio book!

  • Darkness Dawns

  • Immortal Guardians Series #1
  • By: Dianne Duvall
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,024
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,663
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,673

Once, Sarah Bingham's biggest challenge was making her students pay attention in class. Now, after rescuing a wounded stranger, she's landed in the middle of a battle between corrupt vampires and powerful immortals who also need blood to survive. Roland Warbrook is the most compelling man Sarah has ever laid hands on. But his desire for her is mingled with a hunger he can barely control...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Luscious, Enthralling & Sensual w/o being porn

  • By Linda on 08-16-11

Love this One!

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

Reviewed: 08-27-18

I get so excited to find a new author and series to follow! After this book, I will be reading all of Dianne Duvall's books.

I enjoyed the great characterizations in the story. As each new character appeared, I was immediately drawn to his back story and found myself wanting to know more. I can't wait to learn more as I progress through the series. That is how a good writer grabs you, and Duvall has my attention. I read a lot, and this author really stands out as a beautiful story teller, with nice, crisp dialogue and polished presentation.

This book was about Roland and Sarah. Roland is an immortal Guardian, a powerful protector of humans against rogue vampires who would indescrimatly kill innocents. Roland was a grumpy, anti-social member of the Guardian community until he fell for one of the humans he finds himself protecting. Sarah is totally shocked to discover the existence of vampires, and at first struggles to see the difference between them and the man who claims to be a Guardian who wishes to help her. As the story unfolds, the author seamlessly created the world of th Immortal Guardians. There are plenty of reviews that summarize the story. I just want to say that this book is totally worth jumping on to the ride to begin this wonderful journey with the Immortal Guardians series.

The narrator was very good, and I heard this book as part of my Audible Romance Package, so I am thrilled to see that there are so many more books in the series for me to binge-read! Well worth a reading credit, and if you don't know about Audible 's Romance Package, you should check it out!

  • Wild Card

  • By: Lora Leigh
  • Narrated by: Clarissa Knightly
  • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 789
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 703
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 706

It was supposed to be simple. All Navy SEAL Nathan Malone had to do was rescue three young girls from a Colombian drug cartel, then allow himself to be captured just long enough to draw out a government spy. That was before his mission went disastrously wrong… and before his wife, Bella, was told that Nathan was never coming home. Bella’s mourned her husband’s death for three long years, having no idea that he was still alive....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet Love Story, the Kind Every Woman Wants!

  • By Luv2Read on 09-12-12

Bittersweet and haunting romance.

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

Lora Leigh's Elite Ops series gets off to a start with this haunting and bittersweet love story. Nathan Malone is a navy seal who is happily married to Bella. But you don't really understand that from the beginning, as the story unfolds after a harrowing event in Nathan's life has already changed everything.

Chapter one begins as a still grief-stricken Bella, years after Nathan was "killed" in action, struggles to keep her husband's garage in business. But the reader knows Nathan is not dead. A mission went terribly wrong. Nathan had been captured, and tortured and drugged for long months and came out a completely changed man after he was rescued. A long period of surgeries and recovery still left behind a man tormented in mind and convinced he could never be the man his beloved wife had married. Of all the things in this book, this particular plot development is the hardest to stomach. Why would someone who loved his wife so dearly, allow her to grieve his loss believing she was better off heartbroken than seeing how much he had changed? I never bought into that.

Nevertheless, the story progresses as Nathan, now known as Noah Blake, returns to Bella to protect her from the evil people who were responsible for spreading the dangerous drug that was used on Nathan while in captivity. Nathan/Noah gets hired on as a new mechanic in his own garage where he works undercover to try to identify the people who endanger everyone with the spread of the "whore's dust." Another stretch for our imagination, but we are to believe all his surgeries have sufficiently changed his looks and voice so his own brother and wife don't recognize him.

More flashbacks reveal the insidious nature of "whore's dust" and the evil bad guy, Fuentes. These flashbacks set up future story lines that we will see in books that follow in the series. And we come to see Nathan/Noah transform into a skilled killer in a shadow elite ops group in the time after his recovery. So when he finally comes back into Bella's life, we are to believe he is a very different man. What hasn't changed is his love for Bella.

The bulk of the remainder of the book is about Noah working to protect Bella, resist Bella, and ultimately beginning a new relationship with Bella as Noah Blake. There is intrigue, bad guys, danger, and sex. You have to read the book to find out more. The love between Bella and Nathan/Noah is so intense that you can just imagine her heartbreak when she believes she has lost him, and feel her absolute elation and anger when suspecting Noah's true identity. The narration by Clarissa Knightly is excellent, and makes this a compelling listen. I believe it is definitely worth one of your credits!

  • Street Game

  • By: Christine Feehan
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 807
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 612
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 609

For Mack McKinley and his team of GhostWalker killing machines, urban warfare is an art. But despite a hard-won knowledge of the San Francisco streets, Mack knows from experience that too many things can still go wrong. Danger was just another part of the game--and now he's come face-to-face with a woman who can play just as tough. She's Jaimie, a woman with a sapphire stare so potent it can destroy a man. Years ago she and Mack had a history--volatile, erotic, and electric.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sexy man!

  • By Lee on 02-25-10

Exciting Storyline and Alpha Protectors; Woo hoo!

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

Christine Feehan is a master at what she does. The Ghostwalker series is her best. Street Game is an exciting continuation of this great series. The 8th book in this series, Street game has a storyline that fleshes out characterizations for an entire team of Ghostwalkers in this popular series. Mack McKinley is the leader of his team, and he and his fellow Ghostwalkers return to San Francisco to find and protect Jaimie Fielding, the one member of their group who fled years ago to protect her heart and establish a life of her own away from the overprotective men who have watched over her since she was a young girl.

I love how well this whole team of characters comes alive in this story. I am hoping to see more of the team in years to come because now I am totally invested in these men. I read all of the books in this series, and so I know some of them have already received their story, but I'm still eagerly awaiting more. Some reviews indicate that the men are far too controlling in this book. I disagree. Jamie is a strong woman who clearly has established a life for herself apart from these men, so she is not the kind of woman to allow herself to be controlled. I think Jamie has finally reached a place in her life where she is ready to confront the strong feelings she escaped when she ran from Mack and the rest of the team. Now she has the maturity to see and accept the protective tendencies of Mack and the men she grew up with, and she has the strength to stand up and demand explanations for past misunderstandings.

In this book, Jamie and Mack find their way back to each other romantically, and there are plenty of sex scenes there, but I love how the rest of the men also settle in the warehouses Jamie has purchased on the waterfront, and want to establish a base that they can all call 'Home'. The urban setting and the concept of 'urban warfare' is very interesting. I won't give it away, but there are some exciting turns, betrayal, and answers as well as more questions about the demented Dr. Whitlney.

I love Tom Stechshulte as narrator. With so many male characters, the deep male voice is a welcome choice for this book.

  • Cake

  • A Love Story
  • By: J. Bengtsson
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Joe Arden
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,601
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,219
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,212

Jake McKallister might have been a rock star, but he was no ordinary one. Surviving an unspeakable crime as a young teen had shaped him into a guarded workaholic, and he now lived his life trying to forget. If it hadn't been for music and the redemption he found through it, he might not have survived. Career success came easily for him. Personal connections did not.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Freakin Rockin Book

  • By Alanna on 12-22-16

Love Cake!

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

Reviewed: 12-17-17

A sweet romance without a lot of bickering and contrived angst. I loved the humor shared by all the characters. The lead characters were both really neat people who made you root for their HEA. Even though the hero, Jake, went through a horrific ordeal as a teen, he has grown into a kind and honorable man that deserves the sweet and irreverent Casey. The two of them are perfect complements for each other. And all the ancillary characters are fun, too.

The dual narrators were excellent at bringing these characters to life. I highly recommend this enjoyable audible book!

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  • Montana Mail Order Bride Box Set, Books 4-6

  • By: Linda Bridey
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 19 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

Jamie Collins doesn't have much to live for in Walhalla, North Dakota. Her husband passed away two years ago and she has been working as a housekeeper on a ranch. Jamie's employers are difficult people to work for and she dreams of getting away from them. She has a history with men and is ostracized by many of the townspeople. Jamie wants a better life but has no way to make that happen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun, light, Mail Order Bride Stories

  • By Love2Read on 05-26-17

Fun, Clean, HEA Western Romances!

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

Reviewed: 04-05-17

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed all three of these western romances! The narrator had nice accents for his characters and an engaging reading style for a western setting.

Each of the stories was unique from the others, yet they shared the same characters from story to story. But each book showcased the relationship and marriage of one particular couple at a time. I loved how you get to know the characters and get to stay in their lives over the telling of three stories! You know how you often end a book and wish you could have spend more time with the characters. Well this way, you get to do just that!

Hearing these stories reminded me of watching old Gunsmoke reruns only these had more humor and fun and less blood and death.

For lighthearted fun and clean romance, I don't think you will find many audible stories that will surpass these. I recommend these audible listens by Linda Bridey!

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  • Born to be Bound

  • Alpha's Claim, Book 1
  • By: Addison Cain
  • Narrated by: Logan McAllister
  • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181

Surrender is not survival. Claire is desperate. Her once-thriving city lies in ruins. The strongest of the three human dynamics, Alphas, have grown feral. Common Betas circle like vultures. The lowest in the hierarchy, rare and weak, Omegas like Claire, are being destroyed. Sheltering amidst a dwindling enclave of frightened Omega women, Claire cannot provide enough to feed them all; her friends are starving. All due to one escaped convict's violent rise to power.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • No, No, Just No!

  • By Cheri on 04-05-17

Too Dark for Me!

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

Reviewed: 03-31-17

I didn't realize this was a series and this book ended in a cliffhanger. I really don't like cliffhangers.

Though the book is very well written, it is just too dark a story for me. The "hero" , Shepherd, captures and basically I'm prisons the "heroine", Claire. He forces himself on her, manipulates her, uses her, scars her body, and does this all without any emotional feelings in evidence.

Claire is abused to the point that she literally feels like she has no reason to live. Then the book ends.

Ugh!! I give the author credit for making Claire's situation so emotionally wrenching and heartbreaking. I cried for her despair. The world building was interesting, but bleak. That pretty much describes how I felt as the book ended:.... bleak.

Not my idea of a good read, although I can see how others could enjoy the book for the realism of the emotions it provokes. It's just not my cup of tea.

I thought the narrator was quite good.

I was provided with a complimentary copy by the author/publisher in exchange for an unbiased review through Audiobook Boom.

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  • Make Me Sin

  • Bad Habit, Book 2
  • By: J. T. Geissinger
  • Narrated by: Teri Clark Linden, Sebastian York
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,671
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,531
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,528

Chloe Carmichael's life feels pretty sweet - she's both maid of honor and florist for her best friend's A-list wedding, things are getting serious with her boyfriend, and her flower shop is about to get a spread in a national magazine. But it all quickly turns sour whenever the best man, Bad Habit drummer A.J. Edwards, shows his face...his handsome, unforgettable face. A.J. is everything Chloe doesn't want: tattooed, selfish, and all-around bad news. So why can't she stop thinking about him?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, but one thing is really irritating

  • By Dominique on 01-22-16

Redemption and love!

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

Reviewed: 03-30-17

Any additional comments?

I loved this book! I’ve been a J.T. Geissinger fan of her paranormal romances, but this is the first contemporary book of hers that I have read. Now I’ll have to go and read more about the “Bad Habit” band.

First of all, A.J. , a member of the popular band “Bad Habit,” was a complex hero. I did not even like him at first. Of course, that was intentional. A.J. didn’t want to be likeable. He kept himself closed off from even his own band mates, and he had zero lasting relationships with women.

Chloe was a young flower shop owner who was grateful to be given a chance to publicize her business by supplying the flowers for the wedding of her friend, Kate. Kate was marrying another band member of “Bad Habit”, so Chloe was forced into close proximity with A.J. as one of the groomsmen in the wedding. A.J. went out of his way to be especially unpleasant to Chloe, to the point that Chloe found herself striking back with her own form of piffy verbal sparring. But Chloe’s anger really arose from the hurt she felt when A.J. was such a jerk to her. She didn’t understand why she seemed to be especially targeted for his bad behavior.

It is not until A.J. stopped fighting his true feelings for Chloe that we began to see that A.J. was trying to deny is feelings for Chloe. Finally I became intrigued by the mystery that was A.J. as he started to reluctantly reach out to Chloe.

During the early stages of their growing relationship, A.J. tried to limit his time with Chloe for reasons we still did not understand. He would come to her late at night and lay with her in bed for hours, just questioning her about her life. Yes, there was a physical component to this time as well, but A.J. still struggled to keep a distance between them. But I liked how this time together revealed a side to A.J. that he thus far had kept hidden. It became obvious that A.J. had growing feelings for Chloe. His time with her was selfless, with a component of personal angst that kept me wanting to know more about him. He treated Chloe with tenderness, understanding, and genuine interest in her as a person. Of course, there was also growing passion. Chloe fell in love with A.J. as she came to know him, but she also described these nights with A.J. as a time when A.J. helped her to get to know herself better, too.

I always find it more realistic when characters are given time to get to know one another before falling head-over-heels in love. So I liked that the author gave Chloe and A.J. that time. It also made the coming revelation by A.J. a more poignant and heart-breaking one. Once you learn the truth, you have to wonder how A.J. was able to pull himself up out of the horror that was his childhood. All his growly, snappy behavior can be understood in light of what he endured.

I won’t reveal the details, but A.J. had convinced himself that no one would ever want him once they knew the truth about his past. Fully expecting Chloe to leave him once he told her, the scene where A.J. talked about his life in Russia was powerful. And when Chloe met his revelation with understanding and empathy, the stage was set for their HEA! Until…….

You guessed it. Something happened to pull them apart.

You will have to read for yourself to find out the details, but it is a very good read! J.T. Geissinger had me in tears several times. The love and passion between the two main characters was entirely believable, and I was completely captivated by their growing relationship. If you love romance, then this is a book for you.

Chloe and A.J. get their HEA-with a twist-and we are left wanting to find out what awaits the other characters. So I will be back for more! Well done, J.T.

I also enjoyed the narration. It is always nice to have male and female narrators for romances like this!

I was voluntarily provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, narrator, or publisher in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom:


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  • Strength

  • By: Amy Daws
  • Narrated by: Charlotte Cole, Will M. Watt
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183

Vi Harris tests every bit of my strength. She is my own personal challenge. She has the potential to make me weak at a time when I'm determined to show everyone just how bloody strong I am. Yet somehow, she doesn't see me as broken. She sees me as the man I'm fighting so hard to be. The man that I'm still struggling to see myself. But resisting her is proving to be even more difficult than my past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Amy Daws story to date!!

  • By Daniele on 07-26-16

Difficult subject!

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

Reviewed: 03-30-17

Any additional comments?

This is a complicated story. For some people, this could be very difficult, and I think people should know that the hero is dealing with recovery after a suicide attempt and alcohol abuse. The author does an amazing job of characterizing Hayden Clarke's struggle to get his life back on the right track.

Some years back, Hayden Clarke's family lost a member to a tragedy. Hayden blamed himself, and his life went into a tailspin that culminated in a suicide attempt. All that happened before the book begins. When Vi Harris meets Hayden, he is already a year into his recovery after his suicide attempt. Because Hayden works every day just to keep his life going in the right direction, he is very reluctant to become involved with anyone. Despite the attraction they feel for each other, Hayden does everything in his power to discourage any sort of relationship with Vi.

When Hayden finally allows himself to get closer to Vi, he slowly lets her know the details of his life that led up to his suicide attempt. During the this time period, Hayden and Vi develop the kind of relationship that he has avoided for years. As Vi gets a better insight into Hayden's life, she also continuously runs up against walls that Hayden has used to protect himself during his recovery. These walls eventually erode Vi's trust in Hayden's ability to love her enough to let her into his life.

This was a very emotional read. It was frustrating to see Hayden, time and again, make choices that he claimed he needed to make in order to protect his recovery. I just wanted to shout that his relationship with Vi was the BEST thing he could focus on to keep recovering. At the same time, I could understand his fear of sinking back into the depression that spun out of control. It takes him a long time to finally realize his relationship with Vi was not going to torpedo his ability to keep his life in control. It was a long haul for me as a reader! I was pretty emotionally wrung out waiting for Hayden to wake up and smell the roses!
But the book was very well written. I would just be careful if this subject matter is a sensitive one for you because Hayden's struggle is extremely realistic.

  • The Ultimate Guide to Kink

  • BDSM, Role Play and the Erotic Edge
  • By: Tristan Taormino
  • Narrated by: Anneliese Rennie
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 73

The Ultimate Guide to Kink is the first major guide to BDSM in a generation - a bold and sexy collection of essays that run the gamut from expert how-to tutorials to provocative essays that delve into complex questions about desire, power, and pleasure. The book brings together diverse voices from the kink community in an unprecedented way: each chapter is written by a different sexuality/BDSM educator.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spoken Like A True Master!

  • By Paul R Kennedy on 06-23-17

Interesting Info, Horrible Narrator!

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

Reviewed: 03-29-17

Any additional comments?

I don't like to write negative reviews. But the narrator was THE MOST annoying narrator I have heard in over 5 years of listening to audio books! She used a sing-song voice, ending every other sentence with an up - swing in her singing narrative. I don't know how else to describe it. But this is not a subject that lends itself to sing-song.

Now I have played around the fringes of the kink community. I think a book like this is a great way to enlighten the curious. There are so many misconceptions about kink. It is NOT a bunch of cruel, sadistic bullies taking advantage of weak - minded people. For the most part, the kink community is very responsible and dilegently strives to ensure that participants are educated in all forms of safety while indulging in their kinky preference.

I really wish I had a copy of the book to review. Apparently, there are personal examples and comments in the margins, but with the narration, there is no way to know when one of these "extras" is being read apart from the main body of the book. It becomes quite confusing.

There is a lot of good information in this book. But I thought it was almost impossible to separate the info from the completely annoying narration!Do yourself a favor and buy the book, not this audio version. I couldn't make myself finish this audio version. I hate to admit that.

I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book to review fairly.

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