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  • Captivated

  • By: Bethany-Kris
  • Narrated by: Daniel James Lewis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

When someone needs to disappear, the Chicago mob calls on Joe Rossi. A man who can move without a sound and kill without a word, they don’t call him the Shadow for nothing. This time, it’s a New York crime family in need of his skills, but it takes one glimpse of her to make him agree to the job. Liliana Marcello is every inch a principessa della mafia. Her life has taught her to be wary of strangers, yet her ballet career contradicts everything by putting her on display. It’s a man with a dark smile and a constantly changing demeanor that makes her feel safe again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Story and Narration

  • By underpar67 on 10-29-18

Assassin + principessa + abusive ex = drama

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

Reviewed: 08-16-19

Joe Rossi is an accomplished hitmen from a Chicago crime family who researches a kills for a purpose. Liliana is a NY dancer, daughter of mob member who has been abused in the past. When the two cross paths they begin a conflicted yet intriguing layered relationship. Joe character is no nonsense he isn't overly tortured yet repents for his sins. He artfully straddles that line between disrespect and self assurance. Liliana is removed from the business is understanding of it. She compliments Joe’s character.The mob men, the Marcellos family are represented throughout the book. The conflict surrounds Liliana’s ex Rich Earl, the author does well developing and twisting the plot here. She grabs your emotions and ignites your imagination as you continue to read. I really enjoyed it and would read another by Bethany-Kris.

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  • Lucian

  • A Filthy Marcellos Novel
  • By: Bethany-Kris
  • Narrated by: John Thrust
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

Lucian Marcello is aware of the expectations following him as the oldest son of one of North America's most infamous Cosa Nostra Dons. Family in his world is more than blood and sharing a last name. It's the honor, respect, business, and the life. Being a Capo is just a stepping stone until it's time for him to take on the role of underboss but a chance meeting with her could be the one thing he'd risk it all for.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • JUST NOT WHAT I EXPECTED 😑😞😵

  • By A User on 07-11-17

Street rat to crime boss to Romeo

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

Reviewed: 08-15-19

Lucian begins as an 8 year old boy living on the streets, orphaned due to murdered parents. Antony Marcello catches him in an alley looking for food behind his restaurant. Lucian goes from street rat to an adopted son of a NYC mafia Don. In the beginning the book was done well there's more details revealing Lucian's birth parents and how they were connected to the Marcello family. The Marcello family had 2 sons Dante, and Gio, Lucian adapts well to his position as son, brother and not directly in line to be a future Don. Lucian meets Jordyn inadvertently in a church confessional. Lucian, becomes enamored with Jordyn, he hasn’t much cared for other women past physical means before. The problem is that Jordyn is “owned” by a notorious MC. The actual owner is abusive and has a terrible grudge against Jordyn. Jordyn is smart, but is without protection gets attacked violently in her apartment by the MC president. Lucian finds her beaten feels protective and guilty and will not allow her to be separated from him again. The book continues with the mafia family having trouble accepting Jordyn. The MC taking issue with losing Jordyn. There are also family issues with the mafia mix as one would expect. I'm still deciding if I'll read the next book. The book was written well, there were some parts that were unnecessarily long or seeming too dark for me. The characters were well defined, but I didn’t connect with them enough to want to run to the next book.
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  • Loving Riley

  • Celebrity, Book 2
  • By: Liz Durano
  • Narrated by: Martin John Hopkins
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

 Hollywood star Ashe Hunter has done many things to get ahead...some of them best kept hidden from the public eye. But when someone from his past threatens to reveal his darkest secrets, how far will he go to keep them from the woman he loves? To his fans, Ashe Hunter is the perfect man, the classically trained British actor taking Hollywood and Broadway by storm...But to someone from his past, Ashe is her ticket to Hollywood fame, and she'll do anything to get it even if it means tearing down the perfect image he built for himself long after he left her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ashe and Riley's continuation

  • By Melanie on 08-14-19

Loving Riley from Ashes POV wow!

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

Reviewed: 08-09-19

This book follows Loving Ashe, where life has really come together for both Ashe and Riley. Ashe is an established actor and Riley has gotten past her rough history and is the owner of a coffee shop. They’re building a life together and both of them are happy in their relationship. All is good for the couple until ghosts from Ash’s past threatens to destroy everything that they’ve build together. I loved that we got to discover more of Ashe and his demons in this book. I fell more in love with him as I saw him grappling through his titillating past while still trying to be the man he wants to be for Riley. It makes him more endearing and lovable. I admire his resilience such a great, great character! Riley had to come to terms with many obstacles and being suddenly bombarded with Ashe’s was a little too much for her. She tried her best, given the circumstances and her character grew and developed throughout the story. Riley was terribly indecisive throughout the story despite everything that was going on. Ashe and Riley held on to each other and supported the other as best as they could and finally, in the end, they come out of it all a whole stronger than before with a lot more trust and love between them. The romance was still as hot as the first one in this, it had a lot more distress and lot more depth than the first one as we learnt more about Ashe. I also loved the whole twisted plot that went hand in hand with the drama. It was so well written and the twists and turns were really executed. Loving Riley is a great conclusion to the love story that started in Loving Ashe and I enjoyed it thoroughly.
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  • Everything She Ever Wanted

  • A Different Kind of Love, Book 1
  • By: Liz Durano
  • Narrated by: Melissa Moran, Joe Hempel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

When her husband leaves her for a younger woman, transplant surgeon Harlow James finds herself alone, without family, and barely a career. So she trades the bright lights of Manhattan for the open road and ends up at the Pearl, a sustainable home outside of Taos, New Mexico where she hopes to find out where she went wrong. Instead, she finds the perfect man. Too bad he's too young for her.... Set amidst the enchanting landscape of Taos, New Mexico, Everything She Ever Wanted explores one woman's search for the things that really matter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful story

  • By Heather North @AudiobookObsession on 11-06-17

Everything she ever wanted- hard to find pearl

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

Reviewed: 08-08-19

This is a reverse May/ December romance novel where the female character is older yet not a cougar. We are introduced to Harlow at her lowest point after life has handed her many harsh blows, she is not dealing with them well. This character is a contradiction to me, she is a well respected doctor at the top of her field, who suffered the worst of infertility was harshly treated by her husband and brought low as a result. This book refers to her woes often which drags the love story aspect down making the romance kinda a hard to believe bummer. Dax is the young, good looking, great with his hands, hot head, who is a good carpenter, that has been burned by relationships before. When the two meet there are bumps in the road but of course everything falls into place. I have enjoyed other books by this author, this book was written well but I won't be re-reading it. The narration by Melissa Moran and Joe Hempel was very enjoyable, they both have great voices, excellent tone and paced, and I truly enjoyed it.
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  • Concerto

  • By: Skye Warren
  • Narrated by: Grace Grant, Teddy Hamilton
  • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

The spotlight lands on Samantha Brooks. Years of practice build to the opening night of a global tour. She plays her heart out, but there are darker forces underneath the stage. There are eyes watching from the wings. Liam North fights to keep her safe with every weapon he owns. She’s his greatest pride - and his greatest weakness. The danger comes from somewhere no one expected. Betrayal threatens to destroy everything he’s built. His business. His family. His life. When the curtain falls, only one of them will be left standing.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Lots of Angst and a Surprise 3rd POV

  • By bookbruin on 08-08-19

Sweet harmony

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

Reviewed: 08-07-19

Concert provides an intense relationship, where the concepts of right and wrong seem blurred and uncertain, two broken and endangered souls seek to understand the true meaning of love. This is the 2nd book in the series Liam North tried to stay away from Samantha Brooks. He can't when a ghost from the past threatens the young violinist's life, he will spare no effort to protect her. Even if it means putting his own security at risk. This book is warm, enticing and has a moving narrative, the author delves into the past and the feelings of Liam, Samantha and Josh. Distrust can wedge the North brothers apart, Samantha begins to dissect her and Liam's feelings trying to develop her identity as a woman. This book provides incite about various characters and secrets to be revealed, the author delivers a plot with an electrifying end, where important decisions can forever change the fate of the couple. I'm really looking forward to the latest revelations that will come in the last volume of the trilogy, Sonata.
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  • Loving Ashe

  • The Celebrity Series, Book 1
  • By: Liz Durano
  • Narrated by: Tracy Marks
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88

Three years after her ex-boyfriend left her to pursue his Hollywood dream, Riley Eames' life is still on hold, hindered by questions only he can answer. So when he asks to meet her for a booty call while he's in town, she reluctantly agrees, only to get stuck in the hotel elevator with charming British actor, Ashe Hunter, who's in town to promote his latest movie. But even as sparks fly between them, a celebrity romance may not be enough to get Riley's life moving again, not when the answers to the questions she's been seeking are finally revealed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not your typical girl meets celebrity...

  • By jstep on 03-19-18

Loving Ashe, Loving Liz & Loving Tracy

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

Reviewed: 08-07-19

In the beginning of the book, I thought it would be another typical contemporary romance. Girl falls for pretty boy, has some drama, they end up together. Well, it's nothing like that at all. As you get into this book and get to know the well developed characters, there are many secrets and lies that have been told that will twist this story completely around. The characters of Riley and Ashe are complex and deal with their own issues. You will get to know Riley's sister Paige and her husband Clint as well as their triplet boys. Garreth who is Riley's ex-boyfriend and Ashe's colleague who involves himself in every aspect of Riley's life making it difficult for her to move on, This is a epic love story that will capture your heart, make you feel all the feels, bring a smile to your lips and a blush to your face. Liz Durano has a winner with this book. With the talent of Tracy Marks as the narrator, you will be drawn into this book and won't stop til you get to the epilogue. Her incredible accents for Ashe and numerous voices for her characters keep you engaged and interested from start to finish. She brings this story to life. This is the first Liz Durano / Tracy Marks books I experienced it will not be my last.
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  • Her Bossy Daddy

  • By: Adaline Raine
  • Narrated by: Jack Calihan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32

When the stern, handsome Irishman who has become her online daddy dom moves to New York to start a new job, Lacey Porter is shocked to discover that not only has he been hired by the company where she works, he will actually be her boss. Though the idea of being taken over her strict daddy's knee for a bare bottom spanking when she's been naughty leaves Lacey's panties soaked, the thought of such a thing finally happening in real life is as terrifying as it is exciting.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 🎧AudiobookObsession 🎧

  • By Brandie @AudiobookObsession on 06-07-19

Online love blooms into a tangled web

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

Reviewed: 08-06-19

Lacey and Liam have had a two year relationship online. Liam is Lacey’s dominant daddy. This changes when Liam gets a promotion and winds up working in the same office as Lacey. Due to Lacey's low self esteem, she is terrified of how his being there will change for them. This genre isn't really my thing. I was kind of intrigued by it's description, That being said, I don’t think it’s a bad book. It’s just not a book for me. I had no real connection with the characters at all. I somewhat related to Lacey because she made snarky remarks about her weight. Low self esteem is relatable, and difficult to deal with in new relationships, I thought the narrator was great, it could have been better if told by dual pov (male and female voices).
This was a decent book. It’s a refreshingly quick read. I can’t say it was my favorite book. I fully recommend the story to anyone who enjoys this genre.
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  • Overture

  • By: Skye Warren
  • Narrated by: Teddy Hamilton, Grace Grant
  • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92

The world knows Samantha Brooks as the violin prodigy. She guards her secret truth - the desire she harbors for her guardian. Liam North got custody of her six years ago. She's all grown up now, but he still treats her like a child. No matter how much he wants her. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't Believe It!

  • By Sherri on 03-12-19

Violin star loves/lusts her guardian

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

Reviewed: 08-05-19

This is a story of a innocent (sheltered) young girl/women falling in love with jaded, forbidden older man. Sam is a 17-year-old orphan on the verge of turning eighteen and is in love with her much older guardian, Liam North. Liam’s has many secrets of how Sam actually ended up in his care but it isn’t the focus of this book and when the secret is revealed we kind of already know what it’s going to be. The unusual sexual desire between Sam and Liam is the real attraction of Overture with a dash of Liam's and Sam’s backstory thrown in to keep the story moving. Sam is an interesting character and has potential, I'm interested to find out what happens to her in the next book as Overture ends on a cliff hanger.
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  • Reignite

  • Curvy Seduction Saga, Book 3
  • By: Aidy Award
  • Narrated by: Lacy Laurel
  • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

She’s got a plan. He’s going to ruin everything. Angelina: I wasn’t sure I would ever recover. Just when I got him back, he’s taken from me again. Gray: This is going to destroy her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice wrap up

  • By Kylie on 06-09-19

Bound in a nice bow

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

Reviewed: 08-04-19

This is the final book in the Curvy Seduction Saga trilogy. I enjoyed the development and interactions of new characters. There were times I found the antics of the Ang and Gray a little frustrating throughout course of this book. The plot twist that led towards the bumpy ending leaves the listener a little melancholy. I did however really like that everything was wrapped up nicely and the main characters got the ending they deserved. Overall all this is a series I'm so happy to have had the chance to listen to and I was really happy to be introduced to this new to me author. I certainly intend to look for more of her books.

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  • Rebellion

  • Curvy Seduction Saga, Book 2
  • By: Aidy Award
  • Narrated by: Lacy Laurel
  • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

She's going to push his buttons. He's going to push her over the edge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Seriess

  • By Krystyn - AudiobookObsession on 02-04-19

Curvier Sexier

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

Reviewed: 08-03-19

Angelina is forced to take control and make a different life without Gray because he has "left" her. Heartbroken and determined to get what she wants, she travels to Texas to begin training to become a Dominatrices. In the hopes the lifestyle will give her what she needs. Angelina agrees to sub with an anonymous Dominant who feels familiar but is unknown to her. Throughout a series of tantalizing events the Sir is Gray. Before their happily ever after can begin Foster returns and complicates everything, The last few chapters are so riveting and breathtaking. I was on the edge of my seat and squirming in my chair. Amazing characters, engaging story line and plot! Does have a cliffhanger, but you will already be addicted . You won't hesitate to read the next book.
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