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Lisa M. Filipe

Wilmington, NC
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  • Embracing Her Heart

  • The Montgomerys, Book 1
  • By: Melissa Foster
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Sebastian York
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

Leaving New York City and returning to her hometown to teach a screenplay writing class seems like just the break Grace Montgomery needs. Until her sisters wake her at 4:30 in the morning to watch the hottest guys in town train wild horses and she realizes that escaping her sisters’ drama-filled lives was a lot easier from hundreds of miles away. To make matters worse, she spots the one man she never wanted to see again - ruggedly handsome Reed Cross.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Smoking HOT and so much fun!

  • By Lisa M. Filipe on 06-27-18

Smoking HOT and so much fun!

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

Reviewed: 06-27-18

GAHHHHH!!! I swear my kindle bout burst into flames! Reed and Grace light up the pages and it is MAGIC! I absolutely loved EMBRACING HER HEART, a sexy yet romantic second chance romance. The narrators were spot on, I was completely sucked into the story and what a story it is! Not heavy on the angst, but I laughed and I teared up and I fell in love. It was exactly what I needed! Highly recommended!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Sweet Dreams

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Emma Taylor
  • Length: 25 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,372
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,180
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,185

When the rough-around-the-edges Tate meets the high-class Lauren, he thinks she won't fit in at Bubba's. Yet there's more to Lauren than meets the eye, and Tate soon sets his mind on claiming her as his own. Before long, the desire burning between them is heating up the cold mountain air. But when violence strikes the town, Tate must reveal a dark secret to Lauren - one that may put an end to their sweet dreams.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'M IN LOVE WITH THIS BOOK! IT'S JUST WOW!

  • By Yvette on 06-29-14

A Keeper to listen to over and over and over

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

Reviewed: 06-05-16

Would you listen to Sweet Dreams again? Why?

YES!!!!!!! I have listened to it a gazillion times.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Sweet Dreams?

I adore this book, it's my go to when I need to get out of a reading funk. Tate and Lauren...There isn't a moment that you wont love, but some of my favorites:
-Unpack your bags scene
-Jonas grabbing onto Laurie after getting bad news
-Laurie telling off Neeta

Which character – as performed by Emma Taylor – was your favorite?

ALL.... she was amazing. I wasn't sure the first time I started listening, but then I got lost in the story. NEEDS TO BE A MOVIE!!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

A woman in search of nothing finds more than she bargained for...changing lives and stealing hearts.

Any additional comments?

SO SO WORTH THE READ/LISTEN!!!

  • Nero

  • Made Men, Book 1
  • By: Sarah Brianne
  • Narrated by: Aaron Landon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206

Nero is the king of Legacy Prep, living a life of power. Elle is the school's punching bag, living a life of fear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An enjoyable read!!!

  • By jessica rene on 10-23-15

Sexy and Fun!

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

Reviewed: 09-26-15

Would you listen to Nero again? Why?

Definitely! It's a fun story line, with characters you will want to go back and revisit time and again!

What other book might you compare Nero to and why?

Want to say Jamie McGuire's BEAUTIFUL books. Hero's are alpha and possessive and females are cool characters you'd want to know!

Which character – as performed by Aaron Landon – was your favorite?

He did a great job all around, but NERO was definitely a favorite. It was cool to hear things from the heroes POV.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The paper from NERO which Elle gets to read at school. Gets you in the heart!

Any additional comments?

Great series! Fresh storyline, fun characters,overall a great listen!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • See Jane Score

  • The Chinooks Hockey Team, Book 2
  • By: Rachel Gibson
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 718
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 661
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 659

A little subdued, a little stubborn, a little tired of going out on blind dates with men who drive vans with sofas in the back, Jane Alcott is living the Single Girl existence in the big city. She is also leading a double life. By day she's a reporter covering the raucous Seattle Chinooks hockey team - especially their notorious goalie, Luc Martineau. By night she's a writer, secretly creating the scandalous adventures of "Honey Pie"...the magazine series that has all the men talking.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Narrator...Great Story...An absolute treat!

  • By Lisa M. Filipe on 05-03-15

Great Narrator...Great Story...An absolute treat!

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

Reviewed: 05-03-15

What made the experience of listening to See Jane Score the most enjoyable?

Lucky Luc is always a treat! But when we get Luc and Jane and the hysterical banter that the narrator did an AMAZING job at bringing to life...Well...The story is just made THAT MUCH BETTER!

What did you like best about this story?

I love the "fall" of Luc, the way Jane goes from being someone who is so not his usual to the woman he can't be without!

Which scene was your favorite?

The second time Jane and Luc play darts after he hurts her. It's quite heartbreaking and emotional.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Who knew "Luck" and Love could come in one package!

Any additional comments?

This is probably one of my favorite Romances not just from Rachel Gibson, but out of all the romances I have read. The audio version just made it all the more enjoyable for me and I HIGHLY recommend SEE JANE SCORE!!

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Gamble

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Emma Taylor
  • Length: 25 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,963
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,750
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,752

Nina Sheridan desperately needs a timeout vacation. With a fiancé who can't even remember how she takes her coffee, Nina wants some distance to rethink her engagement. Flying halfway around the world from England to a mountain town in Colorado should do the trick. But when she finds a gorgeous man at her rental cabin, Nina's cold, lonely adventure suddenly heats up.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good but long

  • By suzebo on 10-03-14

Narrator Rocked THE GAMBLE!

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

Reviewed: 04-18-15

If you could sum up The Gamble in three words, what would they be?

Funny, Sexy, Sweet

What other book might you compare The Gamble to and why?

KA's books are uncomparable, unless you compare to another KA book, so LADY LUCK, SWEET DREAMS...They are all just amazing, and So much fun to listen to!

Which character – as performed by Emma Taylor – was your favorite?

Definitely Nina...She did her accent to a T, and she made Nina's sass SHINE!!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I definitely laughed, and swooned and was a little hot and bothered!

Any additional comments?

Great Mystery, Great Love Story! Just an all around wonderful listen!

  • Deep

  • A Stage Dive Novel
  • By: Kylie Scott
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,207
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,024
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,027

One by one the members of Stage Dive are falling in love. David, Mal, and Jimmy have all taken the plunge, and now it's Ben's turn - only he refuses to fall into that trap. The sexy bassist enjoys his no-strings-attached lifestyle. But when Ben is forced to keep the one girl he's always had a weakness for out of trouble in Sin City, he quickly learns that what happens in Vegas doesn't always stay there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • High Expectations for Book 4

  • By Sharon on 04-01-15

Favorite of the Series

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

Reviewed: 04-09-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Deep to be better than the print version?

I read DEEP in a DAY! and the audio was a Must Listen for me, as I have the others in the series and LOVE them!! (I might just have to go back and start them over again)

Who was your favorite character and why?

I am a HUGE Benji fan...Bearded Wonder..oh yeah! Nothing like a grizzly man to make you hot!...BUT have to say Liz TOTALLY stole the show in DEEP, she was just a fantastic heroine and I think her and Ben make a rockin team!

What about Andi Arndt’s performance did you like?

Love Andi...always makes the books a pleasure to listen to!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I love the end...I know it sounds cheesy...but GREAT ending...and the 'Bath Tub' scene...and NO...not the dirty kind...just a REALLY special moment between Ben and Lizzy!

Any additional comments?

Amazing as always! Hope that Kylie gives Vaughn and Sam a book!

  • Falling Away

  • Fall Away, Book 3
  • By: Penelope Douglas
  • Narrated by: Nelson Hobbs, Abby Craden
  • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 463
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 429
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 427

K. C. Carter has always followed the rules - until she makes a mistake that leaves her the talk of her college campus and brings her carefully arranged life crashing to a halt. Now she's stuck in her small hometown for the summer so she can complete her court-ordered community service. To make matters worse, trouble is living right next door.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great series

  • By Dawn on 03-20-15

Two Broken Hearts make a whole...

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

Reviewed: 03-27-15

Ok, so I will be so honest, I was SOOO afraid to read this one. I wasn't sure that my heart could take it...you know...when you so want to read a book but are so scared to actually see what happens...that was me...I have the ebook, I have a paperback and yet....never opened until I said, Stop being a Baby and listen to it, for some reason (and I have the complete series in audio), I am better able to listen that read this series...who knows ....anyway...SO SO SO SO SO happy that I finally took the leap because I freaking LOVED FALLING AWAY...I don't think Penelope could have done a better job at making you completely break, just to be put back together again....and then break you again...my heart still hurts.

KC/Juliet's story was so heartbreaking...who the hell would have known after meeting her in BULLY that this was what was hiding underneath. (Best part...the butter knife....HAHAHAHA).

Jaxon...well, well, well.....that little dirty talker was "nasty" and I mean more in a sense of Janet Jackson...rather than "Nasty" like mean...even though her had his moments when he needed a good one over the knee.

Penelope blew me away again...and I can't WAIT for the next in the series...let's see Jared and Tate get into some trouble!!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Mayhem

  • By: Jamie Shaw
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Adam Verner
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 724
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 681
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 682

When college freshman Rowan Michaels meets gorgeous, up-and-coming rock star Adam Everest, she knows a player like him is the last thing she needs after her ex-boyfriend shattered her heart. But she can't stop thinking about the kiss they shared on his tour bus. On the first day of school, Rowan is stunned when Adam saunters into her French class. He's soon failing miserably, and, on a whim, she offers to tutor him. But Adam doesn't recognize her as a makeup-free, glasses-clad college student.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I love a feel good love story and a Rock Star!

  • By Cyndi on 04-07-17

Great Start to a New Adult Series !

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

Reviewed: 03-13-15

Shaw is a New to Me author and I am so glad that I gave MAYHEM a chance cause I really enjoyed the storyline, the characters and I am so excited to get my ears (hands) on RIOT and see what happens with Joel and Dee!

Sometimes a New Adult can get too angsty and depressing, but MAYHEM was just the right amount of secret crush emotion mixed with tons of humor and just light-hearted goodness! Great debut for the series!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Merry Christmas, Baby

  • A Lucky Harbor Short Story
  • By: Jill Shalvis
  • Narrated by: Angela Starling
  • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 72

Wild child Chloe Thompson can't believe how much things have changed. She still can't get enough of her sexy husband Sawyer, but he seems to prefer working to impending fatherhood. So tonight, a very pregnant Chloe is escaping her troubles at the town Christmas party. Sheriff Sawyer Thompson hopes surprising Chloe at the party will give him a chance to set things right. But as the snow begins to fall and the wind rages, he wonders whether he can make it back in time.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Don't Waste Your Money

  • By DT in California on 12-21-14

Brought a tear to my eye!

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

Reviewed: 12-07-14

I don't know if it was the fact that I just had my second daughter not too long ago, but the birth of Chloe and Sawyers daughter had me tearing up a bit....Such a GREAT Holiday novella, and it was so nice to see ALL of my Lucky Harbor Favorites within the story, but Chloe and Sawyer's love really outshines the rest.

If I hadn't already loved them as a couple, I would have fallen so fast while listening to MERRY CHRISTMAS, BABY. I enjoyed a little "Crazy Pregnant" Chloe and Stressed Daddy to Be, Sawyer....so true to life, and funny as all get out!

Jill Shalvis' Lucky Harbor Series continues to be an All-Time favorite, and Merry Christmas baby is just the icing on the cake!

*Narrator is AWESOME! I will definitely be purchasing more of this series if she is the one reading!

  • Lead

  • Stage Dive, Book 3
  • By: Kylie Scott
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,515
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,333
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,338

As the lead singer of Stage Dive, Jimmy is used to getting whatever he wants whenever he wants it - now he's caught up in a life of hard partying and fast women. When a PR disaster serves as a wake-up call and lands him in rehab, he finds himself with Lena, a new assistant hired to keep him out of trouble. Lena's not willing to take any crap from her sexy boss and is determined to keep their relationship completely professional, despite their sizzling chemistry. But when Jimmy pushes her too far, he just might lose the best thing that's ever happened to him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Laugh out loud

  • By Madeleine on 08-05-14

Lena Finally gets her man!

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

Reviewed: 12-05-14

HUGE Fan of the Stage Dive Series and Kylie Scott's style of writing, and family of characters! The amazing-ness just continued with LEAD, and my man Jimmy, who I really didn't know if he was going to be able to pull it off for me, I swear, up until almost the end, I was like "Don't break my heart Jimmy", and he came through for me...so I love him all the more.

Lena...what can I say...she is friggin awesome! Her strength, humor and sarcasm...I cracked up with her, felt the emotion and the pain along with her...yeah...she rocked! and she was the PERFECT partner for Jimmy!

I am going to suggest you read the series or listen to the series from the beginning, cause you will ONLY be doing a dis-service to yourself, the series is well-written, funny, deeply emotional, and just all around freakin GREAT!!

Andi Arndt was great as narrator, nice distinction between characters, and great flow of story!