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  • Lawfully Pursued

  • A SWAT Lawkeeper Romance
  • By: Lorana Hoopes, The Lawkeepers
  • Narrated by: Sarah Sampino
  • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

SWAT Officer Jesse Calhoun wasn't looking for love when he met Brie Carter. And at first, he thought they'd have nothing in common, but when a new side of her emerges, will she win his heart? Or will her secret destroy their relationship? Daughter of a billionaire Brie Carter was bored and looking for a way to spice up her life. When her friend offered a bet with a prize Brie wanted, she agreed, but she never counted on falling in love on the way. The problem is, how does she tell Jesse about the bet without losing him?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lawfully Pursued

  • By Christy D on 02-18-19

Opposites Attract

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

Reviewed: 02-05-19

A Christian romance that will surely capture the interest of the reader. The main characters Jesse and Brie are very different personalities that present with various challenges as the relationship develops but provides the “happy ever after ending that one would expect of a romantic story.” Narration by Sarah Sampino was very good as she successfully depicts each character through voice making it easy to discern the thoughts and dialogue of each. Her voice inflection brought feeling and personality to the story making it easy to hold the listener’s intent. A worthwhile read or listen. This book was provided for the purpose of review and opinions and thoughts were my own and not solicited.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Neighbor's Secret

  • A Secret Billionaire Romance Series, Book 1
  • By: Kimberley Montpetit
  • Narrated by: Sarah Sampino
  • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Is Ethan Smith friend or foe? Enemy or lover? After being left at the altar on her wedding day, big city financier Allie Strickland returns to her quirky hometown hoping for peace and quiet to get over her fiancé’s betrayal. But on the very first night, Allie’s nerves are shattered when an unexpected intruder breaks into the house while she’s taking a bubble bath. The intruder is devastatingly handsome, but she soon learns that he’s using a fake name and has old ties to Heartland Cove. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By Loreli on 01-31-19

Great Escape Audio

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

Reviewed: 02-05-19

A second chance romance that is a “feel good -great escape “ audio. The main characters Allie and Ethan are both likable and by a chance meeting begin a friendship that develops into a more intimate relationship. The narrator Sarah Sampino helps to bring this story to life with her performance. She is most able to develop each character’s dialogue that is distinct and lays the groundwork for the story. Her narration successfully captures emotion and the life of the story making it easy for one to hold interest in this audio. A fun read that is sure to help one escape the day’s trials and tribulations. Highly recommended.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ketogenic Diet & Intermittent Fasting for Beginners, 2 Book Bundle

  • How Keto & Intermittent Fasting Can Give You the Ultimate Weight Loss Clarity You Need, Plus Essential Recipes & Meal Plans
  • By: Diana Lor, Anna Watson
  • Narrated by: Mike Carnes
  • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15

Are you tired of starting out on brand new dieting strategies every month, only to discover they don’t actually work? Sick of having to count calories tirelessly every single day in an effort to curtail what you eat? Are you disappointed with the minimal results you’ve achieved despite putting all of your dedication into a diet that demands strict limitations? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, then it’s about time you discovered the power of intermittent fasting and the ketogenic diet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lose Weight Like a Boss

  • By Noah Daniel on 01-27-19

Understanding the KetoDiet -Intermittent Fasting

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

Reviewed: 02-05-19

Great presentation of both the KetoDiet and Intermitent Fasting concepts explaining key characteristics of each dietary approaches. Compared KetoDiet with other well known diets such as Atkins and low carb diet s while presenting advantages of each. Both general descriptions and scientific evidence are included as well as physiological changes that occur within the body. Intermittent fasting and the KetoDiet are discussed with the focus upon lifestyle changes and personal choices or adaptive behaviors that result in positive outcomes. I would recommend to anyone who wants to know about the KetoDiet.
I was given this audio for the purpose of review and opinions and comments are my own and were not solicited.

  • The Devil Duke

  • The Demon Duchess Series, Book 1
  • By: Tessa Bowen
  • Narrated by: Virginia Ferguson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Fainting in the notorious nobleman’s arms is the smartest move the self-proclaimed spazz ever made. Now her picture decorates every gossip rag in Britain, and the public wants to know who the Devil Duke’s new squeeze is. Offered a sizable sum, Izzy De Luca travels to England where she will pose as the Duke of Devoy’s new bride. It seems the rake’s reputation needs some rehabilitation, and the fresh-faced orphan is just the girl to brighten his tarnished image.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Modern Day Fairytale

  • By shedevilmx on 02-13-19

Opposites Attract

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

Reviewed: 02-05-19

A modern day fairytale with a predictable happy ending one would come to expect - making for a great feel good romance. Characters were very different in personalities making the attraction between them all the more entertaining. Story involves an English duke with a less than stellar reputation for being a playboy and an American woman who poses as his newest love interest, A business association is developed for the purpose of providing a more positive public image for the duke, while the American is paid well for her part in the publicity stunt. Initially, the relationship is purely business however, as time passes a romantic love interest developes.
I received this audio for the purpose of review however the opinions and comments are my own and have not been solicited.

  • Kendall

  • Kendall, Book 5
  • By: John Holt
  • Narrated by: Kolyn Marshall
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

Tom Kendall had been with the 32nd Precinct, New York Police Department, for just under 10 years. But now he wanted a change. Now he wanted to start his own private detective agency. He had grand ideas. He wasn’t interested in just any old case. Oh no, he would handle only the big-time cases, the expensive ones. He would be able to take his pick, the ones that he wanted, where the stakes were high and so were the rewards. He knew exactly the kind of case that he wanted. Anything else would not do, and it would just be turned down flat. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Suspense and Intrigue

  • By Donna on 02-05-19

Suspense and Intrigue

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

Reviewed: 02-05-19

The story involves a police officer seeking to develop his own private investigator service associated with high profile cases. The plot is suspenseful and held my interest with plenty of unexpected twists and turns. Although associated within a series of books, this particular story is the first that I have listened from this author and found it to serve well as a stand alone. Definitely a gooychoice for mystery and adventure lovers. I received this audio for the purpose of review and opinions and thoughts were my own and unsolicited

  • Snow Kisses

  • By: Elaine Marie
  • Narrated by: Tor Thom, Charley Ongel
  • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34

Whynter Storm arrived at DM Industries to complete an employment application. After accidentally meeting the sexy and powerful owner, Dominic Montgomery, they fall into flirtatious and friendly rhetoric. An impromptu interview with the big boss man lands her in the perfect job - only it’s based on a mistaken identity. With the help of Whynter’s great sense of humor, flirtatious banter, and engaging vibes, she and Mr. Montgomery begin a unique professional relationship. After a dinner meeting, the strict company policy of "no office romance" becomes difficult to follow. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • sweet story of falling for the boss

  • By Darcie on 12-25-18

Office Romance

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

Reviewed: 01-13-19

Light hearted romantic comedy involving Whynter Storm and Dominic Montgomery as the main characters. The story is based upon the professional boss-employee relationship that becomes challenged by both characters mutual attraction. The relationship is further complicated by the fact that Whynter is hired inadvertently through mistaken identity. Enjoyable quick listen that provides a feel good escape to the listener — which is what one looks for in the perfect rom-com audio. Narrated by two individuals depicting each main character the story came to life. The female voice was somewhat “breathy” in its delivery even beyond the sexy scenes although Most listeners would not be overwhelmed. Overall both speakers did a good presentation of the audio story and I would listen to their narration again. I received this audio for the purpose of review, however all comments and opinions are my own without solicition.

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  • Because I Won't

  • The Because Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Elaine Marie
  • Narrated by: Riley Raye
  • Length: 4 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

While away at college, Joelle finds herself the victim of an abusive boyfriend. After barely escaping his clutches, she finds herself three states away, where the owners of JJ’s Diner help her. With Jake and Carly’s help, she learns to cope with her past and starts a new life. Over time, Joelle undergoes an internal makeover - one that leaves her stronger and more confident. With her new life and friends, she moves forward...happier than ever. Just as she begins to breathe easier, her past comes back to haunt her when she runs into Nathan, her abusive ex. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Transformation of a Victim

  • By Donna on 01-13-19

The Transformation of a Victim

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

Reviewed: 01-13-19

Fictional novel that discusses the complex issue of partner abuse. Story brings out the problems that a victim experiences not only at the hands of a violet partner, but also the issues that ensue in the aftermath. Emotional scarring, fear of relocation and discovery, personal safety, and low self esteem are just some of the elements that the main character Joelle experiences. Much the same as actual abuse within society, the author (Marie) does an excellent job of presenting the problem of abuse through giving information within a fictional context . An exceptional method of describing a social economic problem that is often ignored or overlooked within the community and many times responsible for devastating loss. Part of a trilogy and a very worthwhile read. I found myself becoming anxious for Joelle to develop the strength and the necessary self esteem to be released from her role as victim to finding security and contentment in her life. I was given this audio for the purpose of review however, the comments and opinions are my own and were not solicited.

  • Della

  • Cowboys and Debutantes: Historical, Book 2
  • By: Vivi Holt, Cowboys and Debutantes
  • Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
  • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

Della Stout can hardly believe it when her father tells her he's lost it all - the money, the house, the servants, their entire fortune. But things only get worse when they inform her she's to be sent west, as a mail order bride. When she meets her husband to be, she's less than impressed - by him and the dusty little town he lives in. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A cute story about finding love.

  • By Jenn@YeahOrNeighReviews on 07-19-18

A Mail Order Bride for Happily Ever After

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

Reviewed: 01-11-19

This is a short western romance about Della Stout and her experience as a mail order bride. Having had her father lose all the families financial holdings, Della was sent to be a mail order bride to Clement White. Neither character is happy with the arrangement initially and differences between the two ensue. Very happily ever after escape read.
Meghan Kelly, as the audio’s narrater does an exceptional job with great voice quality and inflection. She made it possible to understand character dialogues easily and discern who was speaking or thinking in third person. Her performance made for a great presentation of this book and certainly enhances the storyline. Overall, I feel this a worthwhile but short read and is one audio in a sequence of four. Recommend.
I was given this book for the purpose of reviewing however, comments and opinions are my own and were not solicited.

  • Valley Fever

  • The Langthornes of Napa Valley, Book 1
  • By: Tessa Bowen
  • Narrated by: Logan McAllister
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26

Shy and modest Lina Montez has been infatuated with Tobias Langthorne, heir to a Napa Valley land fortune, for as long as she can remember. Growing up alongside the intoxicatingly handsome bully on his family’s fabled vineyard and estate was an experience she will never forget. The young “lord of the manor” spent countless hours tormenting the housekeeper’s daughter as well as inspiring her budding sexual desire. Ten years later, Lina finds Tobias as provocative and dangerous as ever, and now Lina must battle her old playmate to save the land she loves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this romance!

  • By Anonymous User on 08-27-18

A second Chance Romance

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

Reviewed: 01-11-19

Reunited after ten years, Lina Montez and Tobias Langthorne continue their love- hate relationship. Older but still attracted to Tobias, Lina is faced with challenges that include saving her property and confronting Tobias’ behavior. Tobias is embittered from his divorce and consequently, has difficulties in dealing with Lina. Both characters are difficult at times but likable nonetheless. The storyline although predictable, held the listener’s interest as one waits to see the outcome and eventual romance. I would recommend this audio to anyone who enjoys a romance with a bit of conflict and a lot of sexy dialogue. I was given this book for the purpose of review however the opinions and comments are my own and have not been solicited.

  • Keto for Beginners: A Complete Must Have Guide for Anyone Starting a Ketogenic Diet, from Meal Prep to How Keto Provides the Weight Loss Clarity You Need

  • By: Diana Lor, Anna Watson
  • Narrated by: Mike Carnes
  • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 17

Developed specifically to help your body burn fat, the ketogenic diet helps you lose weight minus the strict caloric limitations and keeps you feeling full, satiated, and satisfied. Our complete book on the ketogenic diet dishes all the important information you’ll need to kickstart your journey with this revolutionary weight-loss strategy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THIS IS THE BOOK YOU ARE LOOKING FOR!!!!

  • By Cristy on 01-02-19

Starting the Ketogenic Diet - An Informative Guide

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

Reviewed: 01-05-19

An audio presentation that serves to guide the listener in the various types of Ketogenic Diets, their differences, and specific approaches. In general, the book entails the scientific, physiological changes the body assumes to produce weight loss in this dietary method, the type of foods to be consumed, macronutrients with desired ratios, and food suggestions. The book provides a good basic approach to a popular diet trend that is often misunderstood, but by no means is all inclusive in its three hour presentation. Gives the listener the fundamental concepts necessary in understanding the diet with adequate guidance to inform without overwhelming individuals who are new to the diet plan.
Narrator Mike Cranes does a good job of narrating the dietary lifestyle even though at times the information is somewhat “dry” and difficult to present with any significant emotion. I would recommend this audio to any “Keto Beginner” as it addresses the Ketogenic Diet approach with variations for individual tastes and dispels much of the myth associated in this dietary lifestyle that the diet industry has perpetuated.
I received this audio for purpose of review however the opinions and comments are my own and have not been solicited