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  • Five Years Gone

  • By: Marie Force
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Joe Arden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 70

I knew on the day of the attack that our lives were changed forever. What I didn’t know then was that I’d never see John again after he deployed. One day he was living with me, sleeping next to me, making plans with me. The next day he was gone. That was five years ago. The world has moved on from that awful day, but I’m stuck in my own personal hell, waiting for a man who may be dead for all I know. At my sister’s wedding, I meet Eric, the brother of the groom, and my heart comes alive once again. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding!!!

  • By Lynda/LighthouseLady on 10-12-18

Five Years Gone

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

Reviewed: 10-17-18

I am left wanting; I really quite enjoyed the not knowing. Rooting for both, but mostly for Ava and everything she was put through. I always say I am not a fan of drama and this was more angst and limbo than drama.

I loved the back and forth, I even enjoyed the different POV’s I couldn’t stop listening I wanted no NEEDED to know what was going to happen.

I am left with an unsettling feeling of hope, loss, and understanding. I love that Marie made me feel so much.

The narration is FANTASTIC, I did get overloaded on Andi for a while and she is a great narrator don’t get me wrong but it was starting to be where all the books she narrated were blending. So I am glad I took an Andi break and I feel like I forgot what a great narrator she is and so is Joe oh lord that man’s voice. I swear.

  • Double Dare

  • Dare Menage Series, Book 1
  • By: Jeanne St. James
  • Narrated by: Ava Lucas, Teddy Hamilton, J. F. Harding
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

Quinn Preston is not happy when her friends dare her to pick up a handsome stranger at a wedding reception. Logan Reed can't believe he's attracted to the woman in the ugly bridesmaid dress. After turning down her invitation for a one-night stand, he finds her in the parking lot too impaired to drive. He rescues her and takes her home. His home. The next morning, Quinn's conservative life turns on its ear when Logan introduces her to pleasures she never before even considered. To make things more complicated, Logan already has a lover....  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More than meets the eye

  • By Monica M. on 07-25-18

Double Dare

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

Reviewed: 10-14-18

I picked up this book because of a recommendation not thinking anything of it. I listened and enjoyed it, and then I went to review it on GR and found I had already read it.

It is interesting because I don’t remember reading it and usually I do, but I will say it was pretty great there are parts I am not completely sold on and parts I loved. There were a lot of sexy times. So if you in the mood for some MMF this has the story and the sexy times.

For me it’s all about the story, I want to know how they find a third if they want a third and why. How each person brings something new to the relationship I love that. Because they could have chosen to stay a twosome but they both knew something was missing. That is why I love MMF so much.

I wanted more from the end. I think Quinn was acting a little selfish and that whole coming out part just didn’t work for me. But the rest was great.

I very much enjoyed the narration I think all three narrators did a great job. The growls… I swear swoon!

  • 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

Hot Head

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

Reviewed: 10-14-18

I was in the mood for something different, and I thought to myself I haven’t listened to an MM romance in a while so let’s see what comes up. Pun intended. Hahaha
Because of my irrational fear of fire, I have seen this cover before but never thought I could dive in. But I just finished a firefighter book and though it weirds me out a little I was confident I could handle this book. So glad I choose to give it a try.

I love when two Alpha males come together like this. The story is really sweet. They are just best friends who are more like brothers but not.

Griff is sweet and he starts to have feelings and he isn’t sure if it’s just toward his best bud or if he has become gay. So he tests his theory. Nope, it is just Dante who seems to turn his crank... Haha, I had to come on people, that was funny.

Dante finds himself in some debt and might lose his house if he doesn’t find a way to make some money pretty quickly and he gets set up with this fella who wants to film him doing some stuff for the male audience.

He doesn’t a shoot and it’s pretty profitable but if he can get a friend to come along he can really make the money he will need. Who better to ask they his best friend Griff?

It really is a great story and I loved how it happens, I don’t want to give too much away but it is HOT. I mean hella HOT. The love between these two shines through the book, they truly respect each other and want to protect the other one in equal measure.

Narration: Well I haven’t listened to anything by Charlie before so I had nothing to compare him to, but I loved it. I loved how Griff’s voice was deep and Dante’s was just Dante. You hear his good ole boy accent come through I didn’t find it hard to follow along at all. I felt like he gave each character a voice and I enjoyed it very much.

  • Consumed

  • Firefighters Series, Book 1
  • By: J. R. Ward
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione, Hillary Huber, Jason Carpenter, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268

Anne Ashburn is a woman consumed - by her bitter family legacy, by her scorched career as a firefighter, by her obsession with department bad-boy Danny McGuire, and by a new case that pits her against a fiery killer. Strong-willed Anne was fearless and loved the thrill of fighting fires, pushing herself to be the best. But when one risky decision at a warehouse fire changes her life forever, Anne must reinvent not only her job, but her whole self. She doesn't believe she will ever feel that same all-consuming passion for her job again - until she encounters a string of suspicious fires setting her beloved city ablaze.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good Story - Why So Many

  • By Therese M. Woolley on 10-04-18

Consumed

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

Reviewed: 10-13-18

This book was pretty great, it wasn’t just a story of two people struggling to come together it was a full cast of stories and how each person comes to be involved.

I loved Anne and everything she went through, she grew up from who she was at the beginning of the book and it was much needed. But what I liked best was that it wasn’t easy she had to come to some pretty hard truths to get to where she was when she was ready for Danny.

Danny goes through a lot too but I also feel like he is still working on himself but admitting he needs someone to talk to was half the battle.
The relationship between Anne and Danny is a struggle they go from being friends to having this tragic thing happen, to not speaking, to finding a new way for them to be involved. I loved the struggle it shows realisticness of being human nothing is cut and dry. Emotions are messy.

Reading about a fire isn’t easy for me I have an unnatural fear of it so reading about it and even watching TV shows about it gives me the willies. But I made it through and I have more appreciation for the men and women who do this kind of job.

I did wish the book steam factor was steamier. It was pretty tame, compared to other JR books. I was expecting scorching and it was just steam.

I loved the multi-narration, I didn’t think it would matter to me either way but I was surprised at how much I liked it. Each character getting their own voice it really brought the story to life in a way I don’t think 2 narrators could have done.

  • From Lukov with Love

  • By: Mariana Zapata
  • Narrated by: Callie Dalton, Teddy Hamilton
  • Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,016
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 950
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 947

If someone were to ask Jasmine Santos to describe the last few years of her life with a single word, it would definitely be a four-letter one. After 17 years - and countless broken bones and broken promises - she knows her window to compete in figure skating is coming to a close. But when the offer of a lifetime comes in from an arrogant idiot she's spent the last decade dreaming about pushing in the way of a moving bus, Jasmine might have to reconsider everything. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • New Favorite MZ Slow Burn

  • By Brittany M on 05-13-18

One HECK of a Slow Burn.. LOVED

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

Reviewed: 10-13-18

I like Mariana’s other books I have tried but I never really LOVED them until this one. This story really sucked me in, in a way none of her other books ever have before.

I can’t relate to any of the character’s at all so that really isn’t why I enjoyed it I don’t know if it was the enemy’s to lovers or what it was but this story just cracks my heart wide open and I couldn’t stop listening.

Jasmine is a likable character only once you understand her and Ivan well I loved him right from the get-go. The banter and back and forth worked for me in a big way. I very much enjoyed them becoming friends and still they kept up the banter it’s probably the best part of the book for me how they become more but still keep who they are the same.

I am so going to be giving this author more chances than I have in the past.

Teddy and Callie amazing narration I enjoyed the heck out of this book because of you.

  • The Greatest Risk

  • The Honey Series
  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Lizbeth Gwynn
  • Length: 20 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160

A woman unable to connect, struggling to hide another part of her. A man burning to learn her truth, and make her whole. Through explosive passion and deep exploration, they are about to take the greatest risk of all. But will they be able to take that leap, and come out on the other side together?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 4 1/2 stars

  • By V from Kansas on 05-04-18

The Greatest Risk

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

Ok, so the first 2 books in this series I like for different reasons. I liked that Kristen Ashley picked a topic not necessarily well known. Bdsm sure but female dommes is a totally different thing altogether. I loved this book because the power struggle but also because Stellan really understood Sixx.

He knows where his limits were and was straight about them. He isn’t a switch. PERIOD. But he gives Sixx an outlet for her Domme side. For that, it makes it extra HOT.
I loved their story it’s sweet and sad and a struggle and I think those are the best ones. If something is too easy in the books I read then I feel suspicious.

NO Dramalama! No joke there wasn’t any of it and I loved this to no end. I am all for angst and struggle but don’t give me drama for the sake of it.

Sixx really finds herself in this book in a way I don’t think I was expecting, I liked that Stellan pushes but he also knew when to pull back. He was sneaky about things but only to show her that people care.

This book was HOT, I wasn’t sure because again books 1 & 2 were good but I like my men to be ALPHA and boy oh boy is Stellan that. So I had NOTHING to be worried about. The best of the series in my opinion.

The Narration was outstanding; how she can do a male growl baffles me when she has such a female voice. I loved it.

  • Fight or Flight

  • By: Samantha Young
  • Narrated by: Angelica Lee
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

The universe is conspiring against Ava Breevort. As if flying back to Phoenix to bury a childhood friend wasn't hell enough, a cloud of volcanic ash traveling from overseas delayed her flight back home to Boston. Her last ditch attempt to salvage the trip was thwarted by an arrogant Scotsman, Caleb Scott, who steals a first class seat out from under her. Then over the course of their journey home, their antagonism somehow lands them in bed for the steamiest layover Ava's ever had. And that's all it was - until Caleb shows up on her doorstep.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fight or Flight

  • By Monique on 10-19-18

Fight or Flight

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

Reviewed: 10-10-18

Ahh YES! I loved this book from the beginning to the end. This felt like a Samantha Young book. I loved the back and forth between the characters the do they like each other or do they hate each other.

It was fun and light-hearted and deep when it needed to be. I very much loved everything about Ava and Caleb. I want more this is going to be an audiobook I listen to again and again.

Ava’s past is a pretty big part of why she surrounds herself with the people that she does and I like that they are not who you would normally think they would be like her one client how she takes her under her wing or her out there best friend. Just not people you think of when you get to know who Ava is and I think that is what makes her so much more than what you see. She sees passed what you look like to the person you are so it’s it any wonder that’s what she wants others to do too?

Caleb is a Scot ohhhh yeah so you know what that means that delicious accent that I love so very much. 100% it makes him hotter if that is even possible. He really has a stick up his butt, but as we learn more about him you see that he uses it as a barrier between himself and people he thinks might hurt him.

I am hoping Caleb’s bro gets a book because a painter with a past like his let me swoon now. :)

The narration is phenomenal a home run for me, I love that she can so the male accent so freaking well that it gives me shivers! I want more, please!

  • Talking as Fast as I Can

  • From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between)
  • By: Lauren Graham
  • Narrated by: Lauren Graham
  • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,894
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,072
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,010

In her first work of nonfiction, the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood recounts her experiences on Gilmore Girls - the first and second times - and shares stories about life, love, and working in Hollywood. This collection of essays is written in the intimate, hilarious, and down-to-earth voice that made her novel, Someday, Someday, Maybe, a New York Times best seller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Talking as Fast as I Can

  • By NO SPIN on 12-02-16

Talking as Fast as I Can

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

Reviewed: 10-10-18

How do your review a book like this or even the audiobook?

I loved getting the insight of how Lauren became the actress/author that she is now.

I liked that she doesn’t take herself too seriously but that she also gives us some great tidbits of sound advice. Even if it comes from her alter ego. HA

I very much enjoyed the fact that she narrated her own book.

  • Play On

  • By: Samantha Young
  • Narrated by: Claire Kilpatrick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171

Nora O'Brien chased a dream from Indiana to Scotland, so sure it was the right thing to do. Three years later she was left in her adopted country with nothing to her name but guilt and regret. Until Aidan Lennox entered her life. Older, worldlier, a music producer and composer, the sexy Scot should never have made sense for Nora. But somehow in each other they found the light they were looking for, the laughter and the passion - the strength to play on despite their past losses.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVED THIS BOOK!!

  • By M on 12-29-17

Play On

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

Reviewed: 10-10-18

I am on the fence on how I feel about this book, I enjoyed it but only from about the last half.

I found my mind wondering a little, I liked the angst... SHOCKING I know, but it worked for this book. I felt the emotions both the main characters feel. I felt for both of them for a lot of different reasons. This feels more like a slow burn kind of book until it's not. then look out. Hahah

There were some predictable things like the best friend being jealous, I saw that coming from the moment we meet her.

I did enjoy when Nora’ s mother came into play near the last half of the book, that was interesting and I am glad I needed more closure on that part of her past.

I am glad we get our Scot accents, I feel like it isn’t a Samantha Young book without them so for that I loved the narration.

  • P.S. I Still Love You

  • By: Jenny Han
  • Narrated by: Laura Knight Keating
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,920
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,743
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,742

Lara Jean didn't expect to really fall for Peter. She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren't. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever. When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean's feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • perfect summer read☀️

  • By Marte on 05-28-18

P.S. I Still Love You

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

Reviewed: 09-24-18

I am so happy the author gave us more Lara Jean and Peter. This book was a great second addition to their story. Getting to see the ups and downs of what a first love relationship is really is sweet.

OH, the teenage dramalama, ha usually I hate that kind of stuff but I really enjoyed this book, maybe because it didn’t feel like the author was making problems just to make problems it seemed like something that would happen.

Again the narration was perfect for this story, not too old and not too young.

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