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  • Once upon a Wild Fling

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Sebastian York
  • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 196

There are a million reasons why Miles Hart isn't the man I should date but allow me to enumerate the top three: He's friends with my brother; he's a single dad; and he's a sexy, in-demand rock star. He might as well wear an off-limits, totally unavailable, and don't-even-attempt-to-ride-this-ride sign. And there's one more little itty-bitty thing - he's never asked me on a date. That is, until he asks me to be his plus-one when his band plays at his high school reunion. It shouldn't be a big deal. After all, we're just friends, and no one is giving us our own hashtag. Except me....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫✫✫✫ 5 Stars ✫✫✫✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 10-12-18

Miles stole my heart

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

Reviewed: 11-28-18

This sexy stand alone story is part of a fantastic series. I love the world Lauren Blakely has created in her Heartbreakers series. I completely devoured this story and never wanted to it to end. I found myself thinking about this story when I was forced to take a break. It pulled at my emotions and I fell completely in love with Miles and Roxy.

PS - Andi Arndt and Sebastian York do a phenomenal job narrating this story. Their work paired with Lauren's writing is completely addictive and satisfying. I can't wait for more from this trio!

  • Once Upon a Sure Thing

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241

It's so easy being best friends with a gorgeous, talented, charming guy. Said no woman ever. Except me. My friendship with Miller is a sure thing — he’s my plus one, my emergency contact, and my shoulder to lean on. He’s also been by my side helping me raise one helluva awesome kid who’s the center of my world. Nothing will change our easy breezy friendship. Until I have the bright idea to convince him to start a new band with me. Trouble is, our sizzling chemistry in the recording studio is getting harder to ignore, no matter how risky it might be.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 4.5 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 09-27-18

Miller and Ally were worth the wait!

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

After reading book one in this series, I could not wait for Once Upon a Sure Thing. I absolutely loved this story. I love the world Lauren Blakely has created in her Heartbreakers series. This is the second book in the series, and although it is a stand alone, I can't wait to read book three and see what happens to the third brother in this series.

Miller and Ally have been the best of friends for years. Miller was a teenage superstar in music. He and his brothers were the Heartbreakers and known world-wide. Ever since the band broke up, he has wanted to get it back together. Realizing that won't ever happen, he decides to venture out with a new partner. He decides a female voice would be best to pair with.

When Ally discovers this, she decides to put her name in the hat. But there's no way Miller will take her seriously, if he knows it is her. He will never take a risk on ruining their friendship. So she goes to drastic measures to see if she is what he is working for.

Sebastian York and Andi Arndt are a fantastic performers who only enhance Lauren's brilliance as an author. I love this trifecta when it comes to audio books. I can't wait for more.

  • Anything for You

  • By: Layla Hagen
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 624
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 575
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 572

Hotshot CEO Landon Connor knows his way around the boardroom. Ever since he lost his wife, Landon is all work and no play. But after he seals the biggest deal of his career, he decides to take a trip to his hometown. Nothing spells vacation like a little time with his boisterous family in the LA sun. But the tempting landscape designer working for his sister spells a whole lot more than fun. Maddie is everything Landon didn't think he wanted anymore. He can't get enough of her sweetness and sass. But can Landon open up his heart for longer than just a summer? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Totally awesome!!!

  • By Leozpride on 05-10-18

Anything for You is a fantastic new series!

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

Anything For You by Layla Hagen is a fantastic start to a new series. It tells a beautiful story that can be read as a stand alone story, but be warned, you'll likely want to read more about the Connor family, because I know I do.

Landon Connor has worked every waking moment since his wife died. When he finally strikes a deal he's been working months on, he decides to take an actual vacation to see his family. The last thing he expects to do when he returns to his home town is to have a reaction from Maddie, his sister's landscape architect.

Though they may live in separate towns, and they have an expiration date. The question is, will their time together be worth it?

  • One Plus One

  • A Novel
  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Bower, Ben Elliot, Nicola Stanton, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,408
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,674
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,661

Suppose your life sucks. A lot. Your husband has done a vanishing act, your teenage stepson is being bullied, and your math-whiz daughter has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that you can't afford to pay for. That's Jess' life in a nutshell - until an unexpected knight-in-shining-armor offers to rescue them. Only Jess' knight turns out to be Geeky Ed, the obnoxious tech millionaire whose vacation home she happens to clean. But Ed has big problems of his own, and driving the dysfunctional family to the Math Olympiad feels like his first unselfish act in ages...maybe ever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sometimes I need a book that is just fun to read.

  • By Kathy on 07-05-14

I've never experienced a book like this!

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

Jojo Moyes writes a beautiful story in One Plus One. It made me laugh, it made me cry and it made me feel every emotion each of the four main characters experience. I love how she was able to intricately weave each of their perspectives into one amazing story. I don't think I've ever read a book quite like this.

Both Ed and Jess are down on their luck. Anything that could go wrong, does. Including breaking down on the side of the road and being forced to take an unexpected road trip to another country. Throw in a big smelly dog and it's a trip none of them will soon forget.

Even when I had to step away from this book, the memorable characters stuck with me and I couldn't wait to get back to them.

Elizabeth Bower, Ben Elliot, Nicola Stanton and Steven France do a fantastic job of narrating this brilliant story. They made Jojo Moyes' words come to life and told an incredible story.

  • Jock Row

  • By: Sara Ney
  • Narrated by: Ava Erickson, Josh Goodman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

Scarlett is always the sensible one: The sober driver. The planner. The one holding your hair back while you're worshiping the porcelain gods. Week-after-week, she visits Jock Row with her friends - the university's hottest party scene and a breeding ground for student athletes. And if keeping her friends out of trouble and guys out of their pants was a sport, she'd be the star athlete. Being a well known jock-blocker gets her noticed for all the wrong reasons; just like that, she's banned from Jock Row. No guy wants a girl around who keeps their jock friends from getting laid.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Very Best Yet!

  • By Monique Cashmere on 10-29-18

Beautifully written and addictive

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

Reviewed: 10-13-18

Scarlet shows up to a house party frumpy and not willing to put up with the load of BS being thrown in her friends direction. Since her sass is throwing the guy off his game, the next thing she knows she's being thrown out of the party by the team captain, Rowdy Wade.

But when he refuses to let her reenter the party, she puts up a fight like he's never seen before. The most shocking thing that comes out of it, is that she comes back. What starts out as a diversion tactic, turns in to much more.

I completely fell in love with these characters. I never wanted this book to end and seriously hope there will be more to this series in the near future.

Ava Erickson and Josh Goodman only add to Sara Ney's brilliance in Jock Row, the first book in the Jock Hard Series. This trifecta are nothing but perfection.

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  • Hold You Close

  • By: Corinne Michaels, Melanie Harlow
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Tor Thom
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 393
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367

Ian Chase broke my heart at 17, and I’ve spent the last 18 years hating him for it. He makes it easy, with his smart mouth and playboy lifestyle - which I unfortunately have to observe since he lives behind me. Every time I see him climbing out of his pool, practically naked and unreasonably sexy, my blood boils. I’ve always loved to loathe him. I never planned to need him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Second chance at happiness

  • By PATRICIA on 08-20-18

What a fantastic story

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

Reviewed: 10-13-18

Corinne Michaels and Melanie Harlow have hit this one out of the park. I absolutely loved Hold you Close. The range of emotion felt was unbelievable. I laughed, I cried, I laughed so hard I cried. At one point my kids asked me what was going on because I cried for nearly thirty miles straight in the car, but laughed through out it. (Yes - I listen with earbuds so they are left in the dark).

Nothing is worse than losing a loved one. Except maybe having to take care of their children with the one person on the planet that is easier to hate than love. This is the case for Ian and London. He was her best friends older brother, she was the one he forced away. They both have the kids best interests in mind, but will they be able to live with the circumstances?

This book is beautifully written. It has memorable characters and develops a world I never wanted to leave. Tor Them and Andi Arndt are phenomenal with their performance in the book, only bring this magnificent world to life. I would highly recommend this book to everyone. You are missing out if you don't read it.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Love Online

  • By: Penelope Ward
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 548
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 504
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 504

We met in the least likely of places. It started out innocently enough. I was “ScreenGod”, and she was “Montana”, but of course those weren’t our actual names, just the virtual cloaks we hid behind. Logging in at night and talking to her was my escape - my sanctuary. Her real name was Eden, I’d soon come to find out. From the first time we connected online, I found myself transfixed. She was an addiction. At first, we knew nothing about each other’s real identities...and she was adamant that we keep things that way.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • SWEET.. WITH A TWIST OF ANGST

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 09-02-18

Eden and Ryder had one heck of an experience

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

Reviewed: 09-19-18

Love Online is definitely an unconventional way to meet someone. I found myself drawn in to the characters and their lives. I don't know if I could find love that way myself, but I enjoyed their story. I listened to this book on audio and found Sebastian York and Andi Ardnt to completely captivate me while I experienced this story.

  • Switch Hitter

  • By: Sara Ney
  • Narrated by: Jacob Morgan, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176

I knew something was wrong the second she walked in the door tonight; I just couldn't put my finger on what it was. Same hair color. Same legs. Same face. Except...I look harder. At the small dimple beneath her lip that wasn't there the last time we went out. And her laugh - that laugh isn't as loud. This isn't the girl I've gone out with the past few weeks. It's her twin sister, and they've switched places on me.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 3 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 05-01-18

I enjoyed Dante and Amelia

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

Reviewed: 09-19-18

Switch Hitter was a great experience. I absolutely loved it. I loved every emotion Sara Ney made me feel while I waited for the story to play out.

It takes a special person to figure out the difference between identical twins. This was the case for Dante and Amelia. He's one of the only people who can tell Amelia and Lucy apart. He just didn't know it yet.

My only wish for this book is that it was a full length novel. I really wanted more from this because I liked the world Sara Ney created. I can't wait to experience more from her in the future.

PS - Jacob Morgan and Erin Mallon do a fantastic job narrating this short story. I can't wit to listen to more from them in the future!

  • Once Upon a Real Good Time

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 393
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 367
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368

That smoking hot one-night stand with a former rock star? Turns out, he's my son's new teacher. Oops. But I didn't know that the night I met Campbell. All I knew was he played my body the same way he played a guitar - like he owned it. My libido is still high-fiving me after being self-served for too many years, and we're both ready for another night or two of fun, especially since we don't just have chemistry in bed - we connect over everything. That is, until I learn he's the man who'll be coming to my house twice a week to teach my son the best music lessons money can buy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A GENUINE & DELICIOUS SLOW-SIMMER TO PERFECTION

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 09-14-18

This is better than a good time!

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

Reviewed: 09-19-18

Lauren Blakely created a fantastic world I never wanted to leave in her Heartbreakers series. Once Upon A Real Good Time was filled with memorable characters, laughter, love and combustible chemistry.

Lauren has an incredible way of drawing you in and never letting go. She makes her characters so realistic, you want to dive into the world she has created. I felt each and every emotion they experienced and my heart has been taken by Campbell.

What starts out the perfect scenario for a one night stand, soon turns into intricately woven lives. Mackenzie has her hands full with the deck that life has handed her. She's a single mom who co-parents well with her son's father. She runs her own business and puts her son above everything else in her life. She doesn't have time to date. Especially sexy drool-worthy rockstars - who happen to be her son's music teacher.

Campbell has led the Rockstar lifestyle. His success has gotten him where he is today. But when a sexy trivia queen makes an appearance in his life, he knows better than to walk away. Even if all they can be is friends, it's a risk he's willing to take to be around Mackenzie.

I love how Lauren intricately weaves multiple characters throughout this book that lead to possibilities for future books to come. I can't wait to read Miller's book next. I am completely intrigued with his story.

PS - Sebastian York and Andi Ardnt are fantastic at narrating this book. Lauren, Sebastian and Andi are the perfect trifecta when it comes to entertainment. I can't wait for more from all of them.

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  • The Baby Maker

  • By: Lili Valente
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,027
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 937
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 937

For six generations, the women of wine country have had a saying: don’t bang a Hunter man unless you want a bun in your oven. Yeah, well. I’ve got a saying too: no thanks. The last thing I need is baby makes three. My business is expanding, and the only thing I’m interested in getting knocked up is my bottom line. But then one night, Emma Haverford makes me an offer I can’t refuse - she backs away from the land I have my eye on in exchange for a favor...a big, fat, baby-making favor....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beware of Dylan!

  • By Theresa Martin on 02-16-18

Make Dylan Hunter your next book boyfriend!

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

Reviewed: 08-29-18

Wow! The Baby Maker by Lili Valente blew away my expectations. It is the first book in her Hunter Brothers series. Though it tells a complete story, I could not get enough of the world she has created.
I felt a wealth of emotions as I experienced this story. When I had to take a break from it (due to life responsibilities) I found myself thinking about Emma and Dylan, from this book.

Emma's biological clock is ticking. She's put a family on hold to follow a career that nearly killed her. Now her life on the Vineyard might be challenging, but it has her thinking about her priorities. She wants a baby and will stop at nothing to get one. Even if it means asking her arch nemesis for help. She's heard about Dylan Hunter and the infamous rumors about his family; well specially, the men and their ability to reproduce. She can't pass up the opportunity to at least try. But will he take her up on the offer.

BTW - Dylan is every girl's dream. He can easily become your next book boyfriend. Be sure to read this book as soon as possible.

PS - Sebastian York and Andi Ardnt are amazing at narrating this fantastic story. Their performance brings this world to life and I never wanted it to end.