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  • Shade

  • Last Riders Series, Book 6
  • By: Jamie Begley
  • Narrated by: Carly Robins
  • Length: 25 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 490
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 457
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 461

Want, need, pain, and joy were emotions Shade had never known existed before Lily. He knew the first time he saw her face that she was going to change his life forever. The thing he hadn't expected was how hard it would be to hide who and what he was from her. Each step he took out of the shadows revealed more of himself until only one secret remained. Shade arrogantly believed he could help heal the wounds from her past, but now it was his own past that was trying to tear them apart.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Rerun

  • By jlhauge on 03-23-16

Unexpected and profound

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

Reviewed: 01-23-19

The depth Jamie Begley goes to creating these amazing characters is beyond compare.
I have read/ listened to the whole series first then came back to this one unsure of what to expect.
To say I was blown away is the absolute truth..
The narration from Shade's point of vue allows the reader to go back over the club's members as well as the peripheral characters and add a new perspective
Each character stands out.
The personalities distinct.
The storytelling providing suspense , unecpected twists and a foray into erotic adventures.
The women are strong.
The men loyal and loving.

Are you writing more Jamie cuz I certainly want more.

This review incorporates my take on all books up to Rider's Revenge.
I laughed.I cried.I loved.

  • Razer's Ride

  • Last Riders, Book 1
  • By: Jamie Begley
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Hart
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 795
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 723
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 725

Beth Cornett is the town good girl, so staying out of the way of the motorcycle club's dangerous members is a no-brainer. Unfortunately, Beth manages to catch the eye of Razer, who has every intention of tempting her despite her misgivings. When her worst fears are realized, Beth is left heartbroken and determined to forget her walk on the wild side.Razer will not change for any woman, not even Beth. He realizes his mistake too late, however, and she is not about to forgive and forget.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Crap

  • By michele on 09-01-18

Great MC- was looking for a new series and I found

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

Reviewed: 01-16-19

Definitely took me by surprise.
Great pace.
Dark moments but so appropriate to the storyline.
Beth enraptured me.
Love her spunk.
I cheat and usually check out the ending and the wrap up of this story still surprised me.
Because the story continually onfolds.
That's my litmus test for a good book..if you read the ending and still want to know how it gets there then it's good.
Now on to Book 2. Can't wait to see what this cast of characters is up to next.
ps: loved the narration

  • One Week: BBW, BDSM Erotica

  • By: Zoey Derrick
  • Narrated by: Holly Fielding
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 57

A week in Las Vegas and she will feel better about herself. At least that's what Dacotah Miller is hoping the case will be. Left at the altar, heart broken and ashamed, Dacotah takes the opportunity - the chance to get away - offered by her girlfriends; the opportunity to escape her mundane life in the middle-of-nowhere Wisconsin. But what Dacotah doesn't know is that lurking in Las Vegas is the chance of a lifetime, a dream come true, in the form of Derek Hunter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loving it

  • By Delphine Martin on 01-25-16

Good bdsm but too long

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

Reviewed: 01-15-19

The overall storyline was good. I liked it but too long to get started.Less chapters would've still given a complete story.
Love Dacotah.Love Derek. Love the Fairytale vibe just too long. I nearly gave up at first but then decided I wanted D&D's HEA.
Also was not crazy about the narration. I think the narrator could work a bit on the speed and intonation of the reading.
All in all I still enjoyed the book.
Hang in there it gets better.

  • Bane

  • By: L. J. Shen
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel, Savannah Peachwood
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 673
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 617
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 615

Bane: Naked surfer. Habitual pothead. A con, a liar, a thief, and a fraud. Last I heard, he was extorting the rich and screwing their wives for a living. Which is why I’m more than a little surprised to find him at my threshold, looking for my friendship, my services, and most puzzling of all - looking humbled. Thing is, I’m on a boycott. Literally - cut boys from my life. Permanently. Problem is, Bane is not a boy, he is all man, and I’m falling, crashing, drowning in his sweet, perfect lies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A MONUMENTAL & SLOW-BURN TO REDEMPTION

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 07-30-18

Book 5 - Bane ..sniff last one available

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-02-18

I was not sure how I felt about Bane's story after the 1st 4 of this series revolving around 4 best friends. Well not even into ch 1 I was hooked. Complexities of these characters and the dark theme of the story( so well done) ...might put you off - dont its not gratuitous...
I see a Phoenix arising in this book.
Loved this one also.....are there more in this series?.....

  • Scandalous

  • By: L. J. Shen
  • Narrated by: Savannah Peachwood, Christian Rummel
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,178
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,114

They call him The Mute for a reason. Hard, cold, and calculated, he rarely speaks. When he does, it's with disdain. When he does, his words aren't meant for me. When he does, my stomach flips and my world tilts on its axis. He is 33. I am 18. He's a single dad and my father's business partner. I'm just a kid to him and his enemy's daughter. He's emotionally unavailable. And I am...feeling. Feeling things I shouldn't feel for him. Trent Rexroth is going to break my heart. The writing isn't just on the wall, it's inked on my soul.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite one yet!

  • By Jaime G on 11-03-17

Trent's story- Hot Dang!

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

Reviewed: 11-30-18

Oh he's a dirty dog all right.
But his story is so much more.
Strength in numbers.
Challenges ; Social mores, Abuse and overcoming them all is at the heart of this book.
This story has texture.
But strength is predominant in the characters.
Yes it has the HEA but getting there is rough..and so well worth it.

I loved it.

  • Ruckus

  • By: L. J. Shen
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel, Savannah Peachwood
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,255
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,168

They say that life is a beautiful lie and death a painful truth. They're right. No one has ever made me feel more alive than the guy who serves as a constant reminder that my clock is ticking. He is my forbidden, shiny apple. The striking fallacy to my blunt, raw, truth. He is also my sister's ex-boyfriend. One thing you should know before you judge me: I saw him first. I craved him first. I loved him first. Eleven years later, he waltzed into my life, demanding a second chance. Dean Cole wants to be my bronze horseman. Hopefully, he isn't too late.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My effin' heart!

  • By Marianne H. on 07-19-17

Wow- this took my heart

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

Reviewed: 11-28-18

What a love story....
Dark
Determined
Devoted
I loved it..
Its a ride well worth taking

  • Vicious

  • By: L.J. Shen
  • Narrated by: Savannah Peachwood, Christian Rummel
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,046
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,888
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,892

They say love and hate are the same feelings experienced under different circumstances, and it's true. The man who comes to me in my dreams also haunts me in my nightmares. He is a brilliant lawyer. A skilled criminal. A beautiful liar. A bully and a savior, a monster and a lover. Ten years ago, he made me run away from the small town where we lived. Now, he came for me in New York, and he isn't leaving until he takes me with him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THE PERFECT BLEND OF EVERYTHING I LOVE

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 06-04-17

Soulless ?

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

Reviewed: 11-28-18

book 3 on my Marathon thru LJ Shen library and I'm not ready to stop. Loving every moment.
Dark
Compelling
Dramatic
The protaginists in this book tap dance between their shared history and the Now.
The roll out of their backstory comes at a steady pace.

I am thrilled at finally getting down to reading this fine author.

  • Midnight Blue

  • By: L.J. Shen
  • Narrated by: Muffy Newtown, Shane East
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,631
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,519
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,511

It should have been easy. I needed the money. He needed a babysitter to keep him from snorting himself to death. I was cherry-picked especially for him. Responsible. Optimistic. Warm. Innocent. The worst part is that I should have known better. Alex Winslow. British rock star. Serial heartbreaker. Casanova with whiskey eyes. “Don’t get near the devil in a leather jacket. He’ll chew you up and spit you out.” Guess what? I didn’t listen. I signed the contract. World tour. Three months. Four Continents. 100 shows. My name is Indigo Bellamy, and I sold my soul to a tattooed god. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW.. ELEVEN TURBULENT HOURS OF PERFECTION

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 05-21-18

Angst Love and an HEA

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

Reviewed: 11-26-18

Egocentric done to perfection
Fame & Fortune and its downfall
Witty- Cleverly written
1 Quirky Heroine
1 Arroganr anti- hero
1 most excellent love story

This is my book 2 read from LJ Shen and I am pursuing more of this authors fine writing

  • Dirty Headlines

  • By: L.J. Shen
  • Narrated by: Jacob Morgan, Grace Grant
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,749
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,617
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,614

Célian Laurent. Manhattan royalty. Notorious playboy. Heir to a media empire...and my new boss. I could have impressed him, if not for last month's unforgettable one-night stand. I left it with more than orgasms and a pleasant memory - namely, his wallet. Now he's staring me down like I'm the dirt under his Italian loafers, and I'm supposed to take it. But the thing about being Judith "Jude" Humphry is I have nothing to lose. Brooklyn girl. Infamously quirky. Heir to a stack of medical bills and a tattered couch. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT.. AN OUTSTANDING FUN ROMANCE

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 10-19-18

Unexpected & Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 11-26-18

Ok Ill state the obvious first.Its hot.
Now on to the rest..
Smartly written- it's;
Witty Funny Sexy Heartbreaking Touching Dramatic
- a well mixed enjoyable read.
It's a journey worth taking.
Kudos LJ Shen I'll be reading more of you.

  • Judgment Road

  • By: Christine Feehan
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 867
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 770
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 775

As the enforcer of the Torpedo Ink motorcycle club, Reaper lives for riding and fighting. He's a stone-cold killer who turns his wrath on those who deserve it. Feelings are a weakness he can't afford - until a gorgeous bartender gets under his skin. Near Sea Haven, the small town of Caspar has given Anya Rafferty a new lease on life. And she's desperate to hold on to her job at the biker bar, even if the scariest member of the club seems to have it out for her. But Reaper's imposing presence and smoldering looks just ratchet up the heat.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Christine tackles some pretty heavy material

  • By Felicia The Geeky Blogger on 01-26-18

Dark and Suspensul

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

The back story of the Torpedo Ink club is dark. hard and not easy to read. But it is so well done.
Thru Reaper's eyes so much of this story is told.
You get to understand the purpose of this club.
Its a fresh take on an MC.
I loved it.
Well written.Solid content. Intelligent.
Christine Feehan mingles Erotic, Dark and Survival to a beautiful conclusion in book 1 of this new series.
I loved it.
It was unexpected.

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