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  • #Heart

  • Hashtag Series #6
  • By: Cambria Hebert
  • Narrated by: Chandra Skyye, Eric Michael Summerer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102

Family isn't always defined by blood. Sometimes family is born of love, loyalty, and choice. Sometimes the bond that comes from someone having your back through the shittiest of times is stronger than anything you get from genetics, and sometimes you find that piece of your soul you didn't even know was missing. I'm a lucky guy like that. I found a love that will never fade. I found a group of people who aren't just my friends; they've become my family. There's only one place to go from here.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • You'll Feel Like Your Part of the Family.

  • By Ndulgent Bloggrs on 11-15-16

#Heart

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

All the feels, all the bromances…just all the love. I can’t wait to read the next two books!

I am going to be a gushy mc gusherson, because I mean really.
Ivy and B and Rimmel and Rome.. Just swoon I tell you. What B does.. OMG .. What Rome does.. OMG.. Yeah.. sigh just yah..
Marriage…. and … ohh I am not going to tell you lol read the book. I will say it’s just like coming home it’s the very same feel as all the books before it. You don’t even feel like any times has passed since picking up this book.

Sigh, I want more.
That’s all if you liked any of the previous #Hashtag books you’re going to melt over this one.

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  • #Selfie

  • Hashtag Series #4
  • By: Cambria Hebert
  • Narrated by: Shaun Grindell, Jillian Macie
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 151
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150

She was the one girl I never wanted - until I had her. It was one night, one mistake, something we both wanted to forget. I got rid of the proof. The one piece of evidence that could remind us both. At least I thought I did. When it shows up on the school Buzzfeed, rumors fly. Friendships are tested, and the feels get real. I don't do relationships. I don't open my heart. Especially for a girl everyone knows I hate. What happens during spring break stays in spring break - until it follows you home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • it's just my opinion, no one else's

  • By Virginia(Andy)Currey on 02-13-16

#Selfie

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

Reviewed: 09-03-18

Narration: I knew going it was going to be different than the first 3 books, but I guess I expected a different voice for Braeden because this one seemed a little old for him. But you do get used to him. Now Jillian Macie's voice is great. Perfect for Ivy.

I have read and listened to all these before this is a re listen for me. And each time I listen I like something I didn't like before. If you are worried we won't see Rim and Romeo but we do we do! And that helps but I found the beginning like 10 chapters to be a little slow going. But if you pushed through cause you <3 Braeden like a brother yo you won't be disappointed!
This book has some emotion that I was expecting to feel with these two characters. I actually teared up a little twice I know I know that's not hard for me but it really was this book just pulled at my heart. And Romeo, oh Romeo, he totally had a swooning moment that I just loved. <3 Rim and the Hellcat lmao too funny poor kitty. ;)

So even though it started off slow it got good when it needed to and I am def looking forward to the 5th book. :) I am glad Ivy got her HEA she deserved it as much as Braeden :)

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  • My Liege of Dark Haven

  • By: Cherise Sinclair
  • Narrated by: Kai Kennicott, Wen Ross
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 232

Threatened by university cutbacks, Professor Abigail Bern's only hope is to publish a provocative research paper - soon. Planning to covertly observe behavior in the notorious Dark Haven BDSM club, she takes a receptionist job. When the owner calls upon her to assist in a demonstration, she's appalled. Then fascinated. Under the unyielding hands of the master known as my Liege, she discovers a need to be more than an observer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh My......

  • By Terri on 04-01-17

My Liege of Dark Haven

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

Reviewed: 09-01-18

I enjoyed parts of this book. I felt like Abby was two different people. In her head, she was very insecure but outwardly she is strong. That was a little confusing to me. How can you be both?

The kink was great, all those scenes were fine, I guess I just have read racier things and they kind of felt a little tame.
My favorite part was the war games, that was a nice little twist on everything.

Though not letting her explain herself when they are all about communication kind of peed me off just a little. Like you see this guy who isn’t following the rules and he lashes back and you don’t give the person you have spent all this time with the benefit of the doubt. That was a little farfetched for me.

The ending I found to have a little too much dramalama why did we need the older sister scenes at all. It just didn’t fit with the story at least not for me.

Overall it was an ok book, I don’t know if I would read it again but I might like to check out the next book.

The narration was ok I liked Wen in this one, sometimes I feel like Kai over acts parts and it can be distracting. I like when she is just herself.

  • Shield of Winter

  • Psy-Changeling, Book 13
  • By: Nalini Singh
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,016
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 952
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 950

Assassin. Soldier. Arrow. That is who Vasic is, who he will always be. His soul drenched in blood, his conscience heavy with the weight of all he's done, he exists in the shadows, far from the hope his people can almost touch-if only they do not first drown in the murderous insanity of a lethal contagion. To stop the wave of death, Vasic must complete the simplest and most difficult mission of his life.For if the Psy race is to survive, the empaths must wake....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My all time favorite... Vasic....

  • By Patsy G. on 06-08-14

Shield of Winter

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

Reviewed: 08-31-18

I enjoyed this book it wasn’t amazing like book 10 but I really enjoyed Vasic and his growth. He was so, so cold and then he meets Ivy and it’s like he starts to thaw.

Ivy is a sweet girl and I am glad she gets her HEA. But for me, this book was really all about Vasic and I loved that he let his heart be open and see life from another side.

His porting them from place to place in intimate times was funny and sweet.

The narration was just like the others, which is a good thing.

  • Beautiful Mistake

  • By: Vi Keeland
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,135
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,955
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,955

The first time I met Caine West was in a bar. He noticed me looking his way and mistakenly read my scowling as checking him out. When he attempted to talk to me, I set him straight -- telling him what I thought of his lying, cheating, egomaniacal ass. You see, the gorgeous jerk had wined and dined my best friend-smooth talking her into his bed, all along failing to mention that he was married. He deserved every bit of my tongue-lashing and more for what he'd done.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Five beautiful stars

  • By Edz on 08-23-17

Beautiful Mistake

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

Reviewed: 08-30-18

The meet-cute was AWESOME, I think that is what I liked best about this book. ;)

I very much enjoyed the ups and downs of this story. It was believable and yet still had that something extra that I love in my romance books.
Caine is the elusive hot guy you aren’t supposed to have, but you want anyway.

Normally I don’t like a Teacher/Student but this is professor/TA it kind of worked for me. Am I 100% on board nope but that is ok.
Overall I liked the characters they were well rounded and didn’t cause unnecessary dramalama. I think Cain was upfront in where they stood and I think Rachel just feel too hard at some parts and maybe she didn’t know how to communicate that.

The ending was perfect I thought, it showed growth but also the fact that they could give each other space.

Loved the narration I am a fan of both and loved SebYo’s voice the mostest.

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  • Disgrace

  • By: Brittainy C. Cherry
  • Narrated by: Amanda Leigh Cobb, James Cavenaugh
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 51

Each day I prayed for my husband to love me again. After 15 years together, he walked away from me, and into the arms of another. I didn’t know how to cope. I didn’t know my worth. I didn’t know how to exist without him by my side. All I wanted was for him to come back to me. Then, Jackson Emery appeared. He was supposed to be a distraction for my mind. A summer fling. A confidence boost to my bruised heart. We were perfect for one another, because we both knew we wouldn’t last. Jackson didn’t believe in commitment, and I no longer believed in love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Romance about Ordinary people dealing with life

  • By Deborah Boyd on 08-29-18

Disgrace

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

Reviewed: 08-30-18

Oh my heart, this book will grab you by the heartstrings. Grace and her husband are separating after a long hard road in their marriage. Grace finds herself back in her hometown where her father is the pastor which means she is one of the town’s darlings.

Ahh, small towns and their gossip normally I love it but these busybodies are not so kind, smile to your face and talk behind your back.

Grace meet’s Jackson the towns “bad boy/reject” he isn’t all that nice but Grace just sees something in him that she can’t walk away from. They forge a friendship that grows.

Graces ex isn’t a nice fella, but once he sees what he can’t have he wants her back. Isn’t that how it always it.

I won’t keep regurgitating the story you can listen for yourself.

I loved the characters; Ms. Cherry has a way of making you engage with them, you root for them you cheer them on. You’re sad when they are sad.
My favorite character was Grace's sister.
My least favorite was Autumn.
My favorite character that grew I have two, Jackson’s father and Graces Mother.

I was blown away by the narration, I loved the southern accent? I think that is what it was. It was perfect and I am so glad it didn’t sound forced but like the narrators actually speak like that.

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  • Ugly

  • By: Margaret McHeyzer
  • Narrated by: Becca Ballenger
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

If I were dead, I wouldn't be able to see. If I were dead, I wouldn't be able to feel. If I were dead, he'd never raise his hand to me again. If I were dead, his words wouldn't cut as deep as they do. If I were dead, I'd be beautiful and I wouldn't be so...ugly. I'm not dead...but I wish I was.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great, and real tear jerker.

  • By weekly reader on 08-16-18

Ugly

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

Reviewed: 08-27-18

Not every book is fore everyone this just wasn't for me.
First off I absolutely loved the narration to this book; Becca has the right voice for Lily. She even made Max’s stutter perfect that I understood exactly what the author wanted us to get from it. There were times you could hear background noise or a hum but it didn’t really distract from the narration.

I am not here to dim down domestic abuse/violence in any way. But for me I found Lily’s character to not be realistic, the teachers saw her day in and day out and even one hinted that he knew what was going on at home. They have a moral right to report it. I get it is fiction but it would have been believable if the teachers had stepped in.

Quote (“No one talks to me, because, well, I’m ugly. Ugly girls don’t have friends. We simply hide away and try to blend in wherever we can, trying our best to be shadows so no one looks at us, or approaches us.”)

So much negativity is thrust on one character it felt like just too much. I wanted to root for her but there was never anything to root for in the beginning. Other than her 3.9 GPA...

Quote (“High school is almost finished for the year. What the hell am I going to do? I’m so scared. I’m so dumb, I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to get a job. Who’d want someone as stupid as me?”)

Then she meets Trent, ok things look good but she again feels like something is off, and she gets offers for full rides to college, why doesn’t she take the out? If escape is what she is looking for then why? I guess I thought the author needed to give us something to root for. This quote was from their first date…

Quote (I stand and Trent links his fingers through mine. We make our way over to the cash register where the waiter who served us is waiting for us. “How was your meal?” he asks me. “You don’t talk to her, you ask me,” Trent half shouts, pulling me behind him as he steps in front of me. “How was your meal?” The waiter asks Trent in a sarcastic tone. “Watch your
d a - n mouth. I’m a paying customer, and if you’re not nice to me and my girl, I’ll have you fired.”)

I understand she thought Trent was something better but when she had the chance to get out before anything happens with him she doesn’t. Then the abuse happens again and at this point of the story, I am kind of over it. I mean I feel horrible for her but I am just over the negativity.

Finally when the author gives us something to root for it almost felt like it was too little too late.

Max and Shayne, they are the lights in this book yes but it's not enough to counter all the negativity that has happened.
Shayne was Lily’s friend when Lily first meets Trent. I see how the author wanted to distance Shayne from Lily via Trent but I feel like it was all just a little off. Or more like Shayne just gets left out of a good chunk of the book where she could have shown how to distance Lily from her friends.

Max is the best part of this book for me, his story was real in a way I never felt like Lily’s was. I know it is fiction, but maybe we can have a little realism in it to make it not feel like a story if that makes sense.
Max’s patience is something I love, he just gets her. He treats Lily like she is precious just like Shayne and Liam do. They lift her up and show her that she is worthy. I wished there was something more to root for at the beginning of this book because for me it was just too many negatives.

Seriously if it wasn’t for the narrator I probably wouldn’t have made it to the end. I was ready to give up when Trent told her where to go for college.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • Going Long

  • By: Ginger Scott
  • Narrated by: Laura Darrell, James Fouhey
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172

They fell in love in high school and found their way back to one another despite the odds. But can first loves really be forever? For Reed Johnson the dream was always football. But then Nolan Lennox took over his heart. Is he willing to give up his first love just to keep his true love? Or will he be too late?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Book

  • By Constance Jones on 05-17-18

Going Long

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

Reviewed: 08-22-18

Book 1 was Nolan and Reed in High School and how they came to be.
This book is all about College, which I loved. But boy oh boy was I frustrated with the lack of COMMUNICATION!!! I can’t tell you how many times I threw my hands up in the air and yelled would you two just TALK to one another.

But it makes for an interesting book right because I couldn’t put it DOWN nope I couldn’t I was sucked in wanting to know what the heck was going to happen next.

LOVED that we had 2 narrators <3 I really think James did an awesome job I already loved Laura’s performance from book 1 so it stands she does a great job in book 2.

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  • Waiting on the Sidelines

  • By: Ginger Scott
  • Narrated by: Laura Darrell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167

Nolan Lennox had things figured out. Named after a baseball legend, she enjoyed being the tomboy. Her closet was filled with her brother's hand-me-downs, cut-off jeans, and soccer shorts. But when her first trip to high school results in a broken heart from the first boy to ever make her heart flutter, and cruel words from an older girl she once thought a family friend, Nolan starts to question the very person she thought she was.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a young adult read

  • By BLF on 07-31-15

Waiting on the Sidelines

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

Reviewed: 08-22-18

I found this book to be a little predictable but I overall enjoyed these characters. I am not for the dramalama and I did roll my eyes a few times but the bones of the story sucked me in.

New guy, becomes popular. Kind of under the radar girl falls for the new guy. Can’t forget the mean girl, who gets the new guy. ;)

But what kept me going was Reed and his friendship with Nolan even when Reeds Meanie GF was around he was still friends with Nolan.

Can we please talk about Reed's dad, I think he is one of the best supporting characters in this book. He is awesome and I loved that he knew Nolan was special and needed the encouragement.

Love that Nolan had a great relationship with her dad that made my heart happy.

The will they won’t they were getting a little old, but I hung in there and I am happy I finished.

Very much loved the narration I think Laura Darrell does a perfect job.

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  • Wait for It

  • By: Mariana Zapata
  • Narrated by: Callie Dalton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,485
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,389
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,393

If anyone ever said being an adult was easy, they hadn't been one long enough. Diana Casillas can admit it: she doesn't know what the hell she's doing half the time. How she's made it through the last two years of her life without killing anyone is nothing short of a miracle. Being a grown-up wasn't supposed to be so hard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Makes you cry and laugh at the same time

  • By Vida on 03-12-17

Wait for It

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

Reviewed: 08-18-18

So after reading From Lukov with Love, I thought I would give this book a try.

Now just because I rated it a 3 doesn’t mean I hated it. Means it was ok. I didn’t love it and that is totally ok.

I very much liked each character in their own way. Diana, for her unwavering positivity, even when her own heart is hurt from the loss of her brother, but she is a mother now and she does what needs to be done.

Josh and Louie are the best part of this book, in my opinion, they are so cute and exactly how a 10 yr old and 5 yr old would act it isn’t even funny how accurate it is. They also bring some great comic relief.

Dallas is a good character but I just feel like we don’t know him very well, we only really know that he was in the Navy, married and waiting to be divorced before starting something. I think maybe if we felt more than just friendship from him for sooooo long then I might have enjoyed the book more.

I know Zapata does the slow burn and that is great but I need a spark of something from both not just one side to feel like a romance.

I very much enjoyed Callie’s narration she is fast becoming a favorite narrator, her voice/emotion/tone really brings the stories to life.

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