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  • By: Vi Keeland, Penelope Ward
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Lynn Barrington
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 991
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 886
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 882

It all started with a mysterious blue note sewn into a wedding dress. Something blue. I’d gone to sell my own unworn bridal gown at a vintage clothing store. That’s when I found another bride’s “something old.” Stitched into the lining of a fabulously feathered design was the loveliest message I’d ever read: Thank you for making all of my dreams come true. The name embossed on the blue stationery: Reed Eastwood, obviously the most romantic man who ever lived. I also discovered he’s the most gorgeous. If only my true-love fantasies had stopped there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I can't...

  • By Christina B. on 11-07-18

Fun banter!

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

What I loved: This has some really fun banter between the main characters for most of the book. This is an enemy to lovers trope that was pretty entertaining. Reed was pretty antagonistic with Charlotte but not in a hateful way despite the title. He provoked her more because he loved how she reacted which is what made this fun.

What I did not love: The pushing away. I felt we lost the fun banter once Charlotte got up the nerve to ask Reed out. Reeds reluctance, while understandable was a bit too much. I wish that part could have ended sooner but I am also not a fan of pushing away.

Overall, an enjoyable read and listen. I listened to the audiobook and the narrators were great.

  • Sentinel of Darkness

  • Darkness Series, Book 8
  • By: Katie Reus
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Local artist Keva might be human, but she knows about the things that go bump in the night. Years ago, a dragon shifter saved her from certain death. Ever since, she’s lived in his clan’s territory and put her life back together. But the feeling of security is only an illusion, because her past has come back to haunt her. A past with claws and fangs, demanding blood.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • short but hot!

  • By Riffy562 on 10-31-18

My new favorite!

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

Reviewed: 10-16-18

When I read a novella, it's not always easy to find one that checks all the boxes like a full length book does and this one does. Holy cow, Dagen was amazing!

Dagen's the type of hero that is big, very tough, but also quiet. Sometimes I think the quiet tells you more about a person than anything else and I seem to be drawn to these types of heroes. Add to that, he was amazing with Keva. He recognized instantly that she was his mate. A mate he never thought he would find. Instead of resisting, he handled her with a care that just made me sigh with happiness.

Keva was also a great heroine. She resisted a bit due to her past, but it wasn't too much and it was also understandable seeing as she is human and a previous shifter had already used their strength against her. But what I loved most about her was that she paid attention and saw that Dagen was handling her with care that was completely sincere and she adjusted.

Having great main characters is great in itself, but when you also get great side characters and an exciting story, it really puts a book right to the top. I particularly love this clan of dragons, especially since Mira came out of hibernation. She's going to be one heck of a future main character. I'm really looking forward to more in this series.

I highly recommend the audible book. Jeffrey Kafer has an awesome voice.

  • Rock Chick Revolution

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Susannah Jones
  • Length: 18 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,737
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,594
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,596

Ally Nightingale has secrets. Secrets she doesn't even share with the Rock Chicks. But two men know what she's up to. One has her back. The other has her heart, but he doesn't know it. As Ally rewinds the last year of her life, she knows two things. One, she’s never going to get what every Rock Chick should have - her own Hot Bunch guy. And two, she’s a Nightingale through and through. She just isn’t sure what to do about that. But as her secrets are revealed, the men in her life react.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The grand fin-Ally

  • By quilteragogo on 12-05-14

I don’t want it to end!!!

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

Reviewed: 10-13-18

Ok, so this one is my favorite. Ren and Ally were awesome. What makes it even better was I wasn't expecting to love these two so much. It can't be over, right? I mean, there are more single hot bunch guys and what about Mace's crew in LA? Please tell me there will be more!

I highly recommend the audiobooks! The narrator was fantastic!

  • Rock Chick Reckoning

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Susannah Jones
  • Length: 16 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,388
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,292
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,293

Stella Gunn is the lead singer and lead guitarist of the Blue Moon Gypsies, and Stella used to be Mace’s girl. But Kai “Mace” Mason broke up with her and the loss of him rocked her world. One night, Stella gets a call, late (again), from one of the members of her crazy band. She has to go play clean up (again) and runs into Mace (and a shed load of police) and ends up getting shot. Mace finds he doesn’t like it much that his ex-girlfriend got shot right in front of him, but it’s worse. A very bad man has thrown down the gauntlet, and all the Rock Chicks are in the firing line.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I found myself muttering to/at Stella

  • By Judith on 07-09-14

Mace!!!

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

Reviewed: 10-13-18

The usual rock chick storyline. What made this one different was the danger in this book was against all the rock chicks not just Stella, the heroine.

I loved Stella and I ached for her in the beginning. I didn't like how or why Mace broke up with her but it soothed when he does admit he screwed up.

I ached for Mace when I found out what happened to him in the past but he needed to bend a bit. I liked his character and he is one of my favorite H's in this series.

I'll keep repeating how awesome the narrator is, because she is. I am super picky with narrators and I actually think she enhances the story.

  • Three More Wishes Series

  • By: Elise Sax
  • Narrated by: Angie Hickman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

The Three More Wishes series includes three hot and hilarious novellas, Blown Away, Inn & Out, and Quick Bang.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best Humor and Narration

  • By Romance junkie on 11-13-18

Wildly Entertaining!!!

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

Reviewed: 10-11-18

I love this authors sense of humor. She really knows how to write a cute and seriously, funny story that just makes you laugh out loud. This collection of short stories had me completely entertained. I highly recommend listening to the audiobooks. The narrator was fantastic. Her voice is perfect for these quirky characters and brought each book to life. I hope there will be more in this series. I voluntarily reviewed this arc.

  • Rock Chick Regret

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Susannah Jones
  • Length: 19 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,392
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,299
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,299

Sadie Townsend is known by all as the Ice Princess and she’s worked hard to earn her reputation. Her father, a now-incarcerated drug lord, has kept her under his thumb her whole life and she’s learned enough from living in his world to give everyone the cold shoulder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Emotional and Sweet

  • By SimPB on 09-05-14

I'm really enjoying this series!

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

Reviewed: 09-30-18

I think this is the first book in the series where it wasn't the typical rock chick's book. It was heavier because Sadie's story is much heavier dealing with rape.

Sadie was a very strong character and I liked her. There was less pushing away to deal with and I was very thankful for that. In the end, I think her and Hector's relationship is my top favorites of the group.

Even though I loved this couple, Hector disappointed me in the beginning. So did Lee. I'm not happy with what went down at first and it bothers me if I think about it, BUT everything after that allowed me to shove that aside and enjoy the book.

Same narrator throughout the series and she still rocks!

  • Rock Chick Redemption

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Susannah Jones
  • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,697
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,576
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,573

Roxie’s on the run from a bad boyfriend who will not catch the hint that it is o-v-e-r. She’s in no mood for love at first sight, but when her eyes fall on Hank, it’s trouble from the get-go. Roxie tries to hold Hank at arm's length but Hank wants to be a closer (as in, a lot closer). Roxie’s trouble catches up with her and Hank wants to help but Roxie knows in her heart that she’s no good for a white-hat guy. The problem is no one agrees with her, especially her crazy hippie best friend Annette or her parents; the even crazier small-Indiana-town Herb and Trish.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too Stupid To Live

  • By Nancy on 11-03-15

Loving this series!

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

Reviewed: 09-23-18

I’m pretty much repeating my review of book two since it all still applies with a minor adjustment.

This is turning out to be a very fun series. I love that the same group of people are in each book. I love that the men are all the gruff, manly men who are dangerous but very protective of their women. The women are outrageously fun, crazy, quirky characters that are keeping the men on their toes. I love their antics and how much trouble they keep getting themselves in. And last but not least, I love the side characters who are adding to the overall chaos of the storyline.

I know I've already mentioned this but it's worth a second mention...I like that all the men are big hot and very alpha. I love that so far, it's the men chasing the women. Call me old fashioned but I want to see the man go after the woman. I even like that the women are resisting BUT I do wish it was toned down a bit. I enjoy some resistance by the heroine but throughout most of the book.

I'm looking forward to the next crazy adventure in book 4. Oh and I'm listening to the audio books and the narrator is fantastic! She is adding so much to the books with her interpretation. I highly recommend the audiobooks!

  • Rock Chick Revenge

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Susannah Jones
  • Length: 17 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,537
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,422
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,429

Ava Barlow hates men. She has reason and she’s vowed not only never to get involved with another one again, but also to exact vengeance on her best friend’s lying, cheating, rat-bastard husband. Since Luke Stark, Ava's childhood crush, is now a badass mother, she thinks to enlist him, but changes her mind at the last second. Too late. Luke knows she’s up to something and he’s already seen many a Rock Chick try to fight her own battles without the Hot Bunch stepping in. He’s having none of it. She’s having none of him. The clash of the Rock Chick and Hot Guy begins, but Luke’s got the advantage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you want to swoon ... meet Luke Stark!

  • By Erin on 01-29-15

Entertaining!

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

Reviewed: 09-23-18

If you've read previous Rock Chick books, then you know what you are getting into with this one.

I'm still loving the series but I gotta admit, listening to these books back to back is making me less and less tolerant of the heroine's constant resistance to these hunky men. I love a good man chase woman story and this definitely provides it. I just think the women resisting goes on too long. less is more.

I really wanted to like Ava but she argued with Luke constantly. It got old. Real fast. It goes to show how much I love this group of people that I still gave this 4 stars despite having to deal with her character.

Luke's hitting on previous heroines in previous books came back to bite him in the butt. This is one case where I don't blame Ava at all for being upset when she found out. However, I loved Luke. I pretty much love all the men in this group and they are making this series very worth it.

The side characters continue to be a constant source of entertainment. While the heroines are getting on my nerves with the constant resistance, once they move on to a side character in the next book, I'm loving them as well.

I'm nervous for the next book. Mace has been one I've been looking forward too but he broke up with his heroine a year prior and I really hope it's for reasons that I can deal with. On to his book...

  • Rock Chick Rescue

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Susannah Jones
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,936
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,796
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,796

Jet McAlister has a secret. Eddie Chavez has the hots for Jet (not to mention Eddie’s just plain hot). Jet has too many problems to realize that Eddie’s interested. Eddie loses patience when Jet ends her waitressing shift at a strip club with a knife at her throat. Since Eddie’s a cop, he figures he can help. Since Jet’s used to solving everyone’s problems she doesn’t want Eddie’s help.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • NOT ASHLEY'S BEST

  • By BluBumbleB on 11-26-15

Love the narrator!

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

Reviewed: 09-22-18

This is turning out to be a very fun series. I love that the same group of people are in each book. I love that the men are all the gruff, manly men who are dangerous but very protective of their women. The women are outrageously fun, crazy, quirky characters that are keeping the men on their toes. I love their antics and how much trouble they keep getting themselves in. And last but not least, I love the side characters who are adding to the overall chaos of the storyline.

I know I've already mentioned this but it's worth a second mention...I like that all the men are big hot and very alpha. I love that so far, it's the men chasing the women. Call me old fashioned but I want to see the man go after the woman. I even like that the women are resisting BUT I do wish it was toned down a bit. When the main heroine is trying to break up with the hero all the way to the end, it gets a little old. She isn't doing it cause she doesn't love the hero so that mollifies me a bit and the fact that he won't listen to her helps. He knows they are meant to be and he won't let her screw it up. That makes me smile.

I'm looking forward to the next crazy adventure in book 3. Oh and I'm listening to the audio books and the narrator is fantastic! She is adding so much to the books with her interpretation. I highly recommend the audiobooks!

  • Rock Chick

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Susannah Jones
  • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,981
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,751
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,769

Indy Savage is a former wild child (okay, maybe not so "former") and current used-bookstore owner. Lee Nightingale is a former bad boy and now runs a private investigation service. Toss together a quiet barista with a not-so-lawful side-business, a crazy Vietnam Vet, a pothead, a drag queen, family and friends who will not mind their own business, a few stun guns, and a bag of diamonds, and mix them all up with some shootings, a high-speed chase and car bombs exploding, then hang on for your first wild Rock Chick ride.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Rockin story

  • By karen on 03-26-14

Fun book!

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

Reviewed: 09-19-18


Review This was a very fun book. Indie was crazy and I loved all the trouble she got into. Lee was smokin hot and I enjoyed how exasperated he got with her. There were tons of great side characters that just added to story and my enjoyment.

It’s almost always the hero resisting commitment that when I find a book where the roles are reversed, I’m pretty much guaranteed to love it. I want to see the boy chase the girl, not the other way around. Indie sent Lee on quite the Chase. And Lee chased in a very caveman way. It was awesome!

There was only one thing that bothered me and I’m just going to pretend it didn’t happen because I refuse to let it ruin such a fun book. But. What the heck was that lame ass reason for not pursuing Indie sooner??? He’s been in love with her forever and instead of pursuing her sooner, he pushed her away and had lots of other relationships until he deemed it was time to pursue her. The only thing that mollified me was the book started at their beginning and I only heard about what should never be talked about again. So I’m ignoring that it ever happened.

I listened to the Audiobook and I highly recommend it! The narrator was awesome and I didn’t hate her male voice. That is high praise right there.