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  • Montana Creeds: Logan

  • By: Linda Lael Miller
  • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181

Logan Creed put his feet on the wandering path a long time ago, but there comes a time for everyone to settle down. Hoping to reunite with his two brothers, Logan decides to establish himself in Stillwater Springs, Montana—but what he doesn’t expect to find there is a divorced mom who just might change everything for him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No more flaky heroines.

  • By Kathy on 12-27-17

Seriously Poor Choices

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

While the narration was excellent, the main female character Brianna made me want to shake her senseless. When a man literally dumps his wife and 2 small sons in a parking lot and never looks back, he deserves the death penalty.

If not for the kindness of a total stranger, Brianna and the boys could have died, yet she kept making excuses for Vance. When the deadbeat jerk showed up 2 years later, Brianna allowed him unsupervised visitation for Vance and his new bride.

Since I didn't respect Brianna (for her total lack of common sense), I didn't enjoy her instant romance with Logan although he was a huge improvement over the deadbeat jerk. The plot had potential, if Brianna had acted more mature than her sons.

  • Serendipity

  • By: Carly Phillips
  • Narrated by: Celeste Ciulla
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 54

Faith Harrington is a classic girl of privilege-until her father is convicted for running a Ponzi scheme. Now she's back in her hometown, where she runs into her teenage crush-dark, brooding Ethan Barron, who's no stranger to scandal himself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Get Over It

  • By Rusty on 09-11-18

Get Over It

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

While parts of this book were entertaining, I grew tired how Ethan allowed his younger brothers to harbor a ridiculous grudge against him for decisions he made as a teen. Evidently Ethan's parents made no provisions for their two underage sons before they were killed in an auto accident, yet no blame was placed on these adults. No, Nash and Dare expected 18 year old Ethan to do the impossible, despite not having the money or maturity to become their guardian.

Likewise, people seemed to blame Faith, the daughter of a scam artist who stole millions, for the sins of her father. What rational person would hate a young woman for the actions of an older, educated and experienced man? Who gets to pick their biological family members. Unfortunately, Faith and Ethan spent most of the book wallowing in guilt and self pity, rather than grow a backbone and tell the world to get over it.

Sadly, none of the adults in the small town of Serendipity, taught Ethan's young half sister Tess to believe in herself, rather than care what spiteful, small-minded people say or think. Not sure who was more annoying, the brother Grimm or the ever guilty Ethan and Faith. Faith's friend Kate and 14 year old Tess were definitely the most likable characters.

  • Playing with Fire

  • Hot in Chicago Series #2
  • By: Kate Meader
  • Narrated by: Amelie Griffin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

As the only female firefighter at Engine Co. 6, Alexandra Dempsey gets it from all sides: the male coworkers who think she can't do the job, the wives and girlfriends who see her as a threat to their firefighter men, and her overprotective foster brothers who want to shelter their baby sister at all costs. So when she single-handedly saves the life of Eli Cooper, Chicago's devastatingly handsome mayor, she assumes that the respect she's longed for will finally come her way.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not Like Book 1

  • By Rusty on 09-11-18

Not Like Book 1

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

In book 1, the main female character was smart and assertive. Unfortunately in the 2nd book, firefighter Alex (sister of Luke) was weak and easily manipulated by the good looking mayor. Since Alex was loved and admired by her foster brothers and adopted father, it made absolutely no sense that she would have zero self-respect or confidence in herself. Boring!

  • Ultimate SEAL Collection

  • SEAL Brotherhood Boxed Set
  • By: Sharon Hamilton
  • Narrated by: J.D. Hart
  • Length: 42 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127

Ultimate boxed set of four full length and award-winning books and two prequel/novellas by NYT and USA Today best-selling author Sharon Hamilton. Boxed set includes: SEAL Encounter (prequel to Accidental SEAL), Accidental SEAL, SEAL Endeavor (prequel to Fallen SEAL Legacy), Fallen SEAL Legacy, SEAL Under Covers, and SEAL The Deal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hot SEALs & their Strong heroines find hea........

  • By Lori D on 03-13-17

No Action

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-11-18

I thought this collection would contain suspense or action based but found it was just badly written sexual escapades, with no character development or a believable plot.

  • Off Sides

  • By: Sawyer Bennett
  • Narrated by: Charlotte North, Matthew Holland
  • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 424
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 394
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 395

Ryan Burnham is the privileged son of a US congressman and captain of his university's hockey team. While he is on the verge of fulfilling his dreams to play in the NHL, his parents want him on a different course. One he is expected to accept for the sake of his family's public image. Forced to abandon her music career after the heartbreaking death of her parents, Danny Cross exists on the opposite side of the tracks from Ryan. She is struggling to make her own way, working two jobs, attending college part time, and volunteering in a homeless shelter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet, sexy story!

  • By Jonella A. Moore on 02-22-17

Well Written Young Adult Fiction

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

I didn't realize that this was young adult but kept listening because it was exceptionally well written and entertaining.

  • Flirting with Fire

  • Hot in Chicago Series #1
  • By: Kate Meader
  • Narrated by: Carrie Brach
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

Savvy PR guru Kinsey Taylor has always defined herself by her career, not her gender. That is, until she moved from San Francisco to Chicago to be with her fiancé, who thought she wasn't taking her "job" of supporting him in his high-powered career seriously enough and promptly dumped her for a more supportive and "feminine" nurse. Now, as the new assistant press secretary to Chicago's dynamic mayor, she's determined to keep her eye on the prize - and she certainly doesn't have time for men.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 3 For The Narration

  • By Trinigal78 on 05-17-16

Alpha Not Dominating

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

Reviewed: 09-09-18

I loved fireman Luke, who was a strong alpha male -- in the true sense of the word. Luke was protective, caring and supportive of family, co-workers and his community. Unlike the so-called alpha heroes so popular in recent romantic fiction, Luke was NOT dominating, violent, sadistic or misogynistic. Fans of FSOG would not enjoy this story of love and respect.

Kinsey was a pleasant surprise too: an intelligent, assertive and confident woman who did not dumb down or act pathetically weak after meeting hunky Luke. No, Kinsey insisted that Luke treat her as an equal professional, not a ditzy girl. Of course, since Luke loved his adopted sister Alex and his deceased foster mother, he treated Kinsey with respect and kindness.

  • Rocky Mountain Heat

  • Six Pack Ranch Series, Book 1
  • By: Vivian Arend
  • Narrated by: Tatiana Sokolov
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 489
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 443
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 439

Blake Coleman is old enough to know that acting on impulse causes nothing but a heap of trouble. But when trouble's a western-hat-wearing blonde with slim legs that go on forever, what's a man to do? Wanting the sweet girl next door is just wrong. The responsible thing to do is keep his hands off. Jaxi has other plans for Blake's hands - and his heart. She may have once considered him a big brother, but that was a long time ago.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Unoriginal cowboy love story

  • By Ezinwanyi on 02-16-15

Selfish Asshole Brothers

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-08-18

Besides being respectful to their mother, Blake and his brothers are basically selfish assholes who treated most females (including under-age girls) as disposable, brainless sex toys.

Jaxie was just pathetic and desperate for male attention, making out with all the Coleman brothers when she was a teenager. At the age of 21, Jaxie decides she wants to marry Blake (31) and become his personal brood mare and domestic servant.

Jaxie's entire goal in life is to cater to Blakes's every whim, never understanding that she deserved to be loved, admired and appreciated, rather than a f*cking household appliance.

  • Wrapped and Strapped

  • Blacktop Cowboys Series #7
  • By: Lorelei James
  • Narrated by: Scarlet Chase
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207

Flower child, vegetarian, and humanitarian Harlow Pratt and gruff cattle ranch foreman Hugh Pritchett have been taunting each other for years. Hugh thinks she's nothing but a spoiled rich girl, and he's had enough of that life with his ex-wife. Harlow thinks Hugh is an ill-mannered troublemaker who wouldn't know fun if it bit him on his tight, denim-clad butt. When Harlow and Hugh are forced together at the Split Rock Ranch and Resort, everything changes.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • F*uck Punishing

  • By Rusty on 09-07-18

F*uck Punishing

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

Ms. James, an incredibly gifted yet strangely misogynistic author, coined a particularly bizarre and degrading phrase in this book: fuck punishing, more commonly known as rape or sexual assault.

When Harlow told Hugh about a previous abusive relationship, she described how she was punished by her sadistic lover with violent non-consensual sex including choking, beating and humiliation. Rather than consoling and comforting Harlow, Hugh immediately wanted to know how rough he could be to her before she would refuse to have sex with her. How romantic...

I found Harlow and Hugh's casual acceptance of domestic abuse in their sexual relationship baffling and disturbing. What kind of man enjoys bullying a rape survivor, demonstrating no respect or human kindness. What kind of intelligent, mature woman is willing tolerate physical violence from a new lover after almost dying?

While I enjoyed the 95% of the story that did not promote and condone sexual abuse, the 5% of violence detracted from any entertainment value. Since Hugh had contact with Harlow's 3 year old niece, I kept wondering if he liked hurting little girls too. Why couldn't Harlow be strong, assertive and sexy? Why couldn't Hugh like and admire women?

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  • The High Tide Club

  • A Novel
  • By: Mary Kay Andrews
  • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
  • Length: 16 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,562
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,426
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,419

When 99-year-old heiress Josephine Bettendorf Warrick summons Brooke Trappnell to Talisa Island, her 20,000-acre remote barrier island home, Brooke is puzzled. Everybody in the South has heard about the eccentric millionaire mistress of Talisa, but Brooke has never met her. Over the course of a few meetings, Josephine spins a tale of old friendships, dark secrets, betrayal, and a long-unsolved murder. She wants Brooke to help her make amends with the heirs of the women who were her closest friends....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Overall a good story but...

  • By Crazyhank on 05-25-18

No Political Agenda

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

Reviewed: 09-03-18

After reading all the posted reviews before listening to The High Tide Club, I am amazed that some listeners complained about the author's liberal political agenda. Evidently giving a realistic portrayal of the blatant racism and discrimination that African Americans in the South suffered after the Civil War and into the 1960s hits a nerve with some Caucasians.

Although I thought this book was a little long with too many unlikable characters, I was fascinated by the flashbacks to life in the 1930s and 1040s in rural Georgia. The Club consisted of 3 wealthy white female friends in their early 20s and 1 poor black teenager who met on a remote island, after which their lives became intertwined for the next 3 or 4 generations.

My favorite character was 89 year old Verina, who was horribly violated as a child yet forgave the many people who had hurt her, demonstrating true strength, maturity and faith in God.

  • Playboy Pilot

  • By: Penelope Ward, Vi Keeland
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Sebastian York
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,533
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,456
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,448

Money or love? Which would you choose? You probably just answered the question in your head, thinking it's an easy decision. For me, it's not. Did I mention it's a lot of money? A hell of a lot. I needed to go far away to think it through. As I embarked on an impulsive trip, I hit a detour when I met sexy Carter in the airport lounge. We struck up a heated conversation. Then, he left. I thought I'd never see him again. But fate had other plans. Surprise! He was the pilot of my flight.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • COME FLY WITH CARTER AND KENDALL

  • By Vicki on 10-06-16

Why Not Strong Women?

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

Reviewed: 09-02-18

Although the dual narration was awesome and the writing was excellent, the plot of Playboy Pilot was the same old, same old: promiscuous man meets younger, weak and naïve woman, followed by lots of silly melodrama, explicit sex and a HEA ending. Huge yawn!

In spite of some endearing and entertaining moments, the main characters were stereotypes so common in recent romantic fiction. Pilot Carter (29) treats his female sexual partners like tissues, use once and discard. While Carter is kind and affectionate toward his elderly neighbors, he does not like or respect the women stupid enough to f**k him.

When Carter meets Kendall (24), he is instantly smitten for no logical reason. Kendall was raised in a wealthy family, given every imaginable advantage but has done absolutely nothing productive with her life. Why can't female authors create interesting, intelligent and assertive woman characters? What century is this???