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  • The Viking's Chosen

  • By: Quinn Loftis
  • Narrated by: Chris Ciulla, Andrea Emmes
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 54

His orders are clear: launch a raid against England and bring home the spoils of war. But the prophecy is also clear: General Torben will take a foreign bride - one who is a seer and healer just like his mother. The eldest princess of England is said to be just that...a beautiful, charming, and headstrong woman. But he's a Viking army general, and she's an English princess - and one who is already promised to the king of Tara.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Must Listen To Today!!

  • By Laura Hernandez on 04-02-18

Who knew I could love a Viking, too?

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

Reviewed: 04-19-18

I already knew I had a thing for highlanders but really - a Viking now too?

I am a big fan of books that are narrated by both male and female narrators. It gives the story an entirely new level of depth and you really get a feel for the characters. Both Chris Ciulla and Andrea Emmes brought the characters to life with their narrating. I loved Torben's character so much because he's this strong warrior, but he does everything he can to protect Allete. And you could hear that in the way Chris portrayed him. As for Allete, I think it's amazing how anyone can so successfully speak with an accent that is not their own native language. Andrea nailed this one - I had to ask her if this was her native accent.

That ending - wow, what a cliffhanger! The ending definitely had me wishing I had my hands on a copy of the second book (which, unfortunately doesn't release until Winter 2018).

I am completely in love with this cover! It's elegant. The woman and her dress shows how refined and proper Allete's character is, while the title font leads to a viking / warrior-ish feel. I liked the symbols added in there because they really gave it the magic feel that comes from Allete (and Torben's mom) being a seer. It all pulls together and looks amazing!

How about the characters? Let's start with the King of Tara - Cathal. I don't think I have ever despised a character more! He is horrible! The man basically wants Allete to dress like a prostitute in the royal court so he can parade her around. And the way he treats her - he enjoys tormenting her so he can "break her". If he were standing on the edge of a cliff, there's a fair chance I would push him over, myself! I am praying he gets what's coming to him in the second book.

Allete - eldest English princess, betrothed / engaged to a pig of a king. She's strong, she's refined, she's protective of her family. She's basically willing to sacrifice her own happiness to keep Cathal from doing anything bad to her family. That takes bravery. And when you put her and Torben together - oh, what a love story!

Hilda. Seer and also Torben's mom. This woman was hilarious. She holds her tongue for no one. I am eager to see how her character plays out in the second book. She's definitely one of my favorites :)

Magnus - Jarl of Clan Hakon. Another crazy man! His plans are all half-baked and as the book progresses, he gets more insane. And the end! He needs to get what's coming to him, as well. Just saying.

Torben. If ever there was a book boyfriend to steal my heart, Torben, it is you. He is the perfect hero of the story - strong, yet able to love and be kind. He's not too macho but he will do anything in his power to protect Allete. And I have a feeling he is going to be the one giving Cathal what he deserves. Just a hunch :)

I loved so much of this book and it has introduced me to yet another branch of historical fiction that I will be diving into. The narration and the story come together perfectly to make this one a top read of 2018!

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  • Driving Whiskey Wild

  • By: Melissa Foster
  • Narrated by: Paul Woodson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98

Special Forces veteran and Dark Knights Motorcycle Club member Bullet Whiskey lives to protect his family, their bar, and the residents of his small hometown. He's rough, unapologetic, and haunted by a secret, painful past. He's also a master at keeping people away, and when his sister hires gorgeous and sweet Finlay Wilson to help expand their biker bar, he knows just how to get rid of her. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • sweet

  • By Brandie @AudiobookObsession on 03-27-18

Finlay and Bullet, I adore you!

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

Reviewed: 03-27-18

As I say with all of Melissa’s books, I loved Finlay and Bullet. In this book, we see two people who each think they are broken beyond the ability to love anyone else. Finlay has lost people dear to her and Bullet has seen too much in his military career. But then they find each other and, little by little, break through the walls that have been built up around their hearts.

I am going to start right away with the narration. I haven’t read too many books that were narrated by men but Paul Woodson did an incredible job. He gave Bullet the perfect effect, but was still able to make Finlay sound just as natural (without putting too much girly tone into her).

Melissa’s books make it hard to focus on much other than the characters. One of the biggest pluses for me with this book was how Tinkerbell, Bullet’s dog, was such a big part of the story. Finlay starts out with a fear of dogs, because of an event in her past, so I didn’t expect Tinkerbell to be such a big part of it, even though she is very important to Bullet. But the way everything worked out as the story progressed, I loved Tink just as much as Bullet – and later Finlay – did.

I also really enjoyed the supporting characters in this book. Red – Bullet’s mom – and Dixie – his sister – were two of my favorites. Pretty much the entire Whiskey family. I loved how they all took Finlay into their family like it was the most natural thing in the world. Oh, and Bullet’s brother, Bones. So many characters and I loved them all!

I noticed one thing with this book that hasn’t really come up in the other books I have read of Melissa’s . . . So. Many. Characters. I realized with this book that I am going to have to re-read books as I go, just to absorb everything that Melissa puts into them. These characters have not only their worlds, but they drop into others. The magnitude of it really hit me this time and I can’t wait to dive back into Ty’s world and reconnect with the Bradens ❤

The Whiskey books are advertised as stand-alones, so this book wrapped up really well. Of course, I was left wanting more of these characters, but that’s nothing new. My collection of Melissa’s books continues to grow each time I pick one of them up, get addicted to a new family, and secretly buy three or four new books (shhh – I haven’t told the hubby yet lol).

To sum the book up – just because you think you’re broken, doesn’t always mean you are. And some times the sweetest things are exactly what you need ❤ Finlay and Bullet, I adore you!

  • Tomorrow's Lullaby

  • By: Lindzee Armstrong
  • Narrated by: Tiffany Williams
  • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Falling in love just got complicated. When Sienna McBride placed her baby for adoption at eighteen, she never dreamed that two years later she'd find herself falling for someone who resents his birth mother for not keeping him. A relationship that screams “baggage” is the last thing she has time for, especially with her last-chance Juilliard audition approaching. She can't afford any distractions if she's going to get back into the school she turned down because of her pregnancy. But that's exactly what Aaron is turning out to be-a devastatingly handsome, butterfly-inducing distraction. One that's making her reconsider the importance of attending Juilliard. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Contemporary Romance

  • By Adriana B on 12-21-17

Definite Heartstring Tugger <3

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

Reviewed: 02-27-18

This book pulled at every heartstring at exactly the right time. I felt for Sienna in Chasing Someday but didn't really think too much about her. In this book, we get to see how everything is going for Sienna after Hunter is a part of Kiera and David's family. 

I loved the feeling Sienna puts into her music, how it is such a part of her. She doesn't just play because it's what she thinks she should do . . . she puts a piece of herself into each piece she plays and writes. As someone who wishes they could play a musical instrument, I loved that about Sienna. 

And Aaron . . . I thought it was a great plot development that he had issues with adoption. They had a fairly significant hurdle to overcome and I wondered a couple times if they would make it through. I enjoyed that it wasn't just a given that their love would overcome everything. 

Dane . . . I did not like him. Ever. Period. *exasperated growly sigh*

The narration - oh wow. I have listened to other books that Tiffany Williams has narrated for Lindzee Armstrong and have enjoyed each and every one of them. She manages to give each character their own voice so it is easy to tell who is speaking and to really feel them. Her narration really took this book to that next level. 

For how much I enjoyed Chasing Someday, this book was even better! It wrapped up perfectly but I am sad to see it end. I loved all the ups and downs and it's one I will definitely read again. 

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  • The Vampire Wish

  • By: Michelle Madow
  • Narrated by: Patricia Santomasso
  • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

As a brand new blood slave, Annika must learn to survive her dangerous new circumstances or face imminent death from the monstrous wolves prowling outside the Vale's enchanted walls. But not all in the kingdom is as it appears, and when a handsome vampire disguised as a human steps into her life, Annika discovers that falling for the enemy is sometimes too tempting to resist.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A new spin on vampires

  • By KRLGA @Smada's Book Smack on 01-21-18

One of my Michelle Madow favorites!

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

Reviewed: 02-21-18

I have been struggling to find a vampire story I really enjoyed. They all tend to be fairly similar. I enjoyed this one from the start, especially with the narration. And then I started getting Aladdin hints (maybe that was just me) and I absolutely loved it. I really liked the way Patricia Santomasso portrayed Camelia. It made her really easy to distrust and even dislike. The pacing was great (I like to speed up the narration and I had no problem doing that with this book). I noticed immediately as I finished the narration that I needed the next book in the series (yes needed!) and that I wanted to continue it in audio. This series is definitely unlike anything I have read and I am eager to continue with the next book!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Highland Spy

  • Mercenary Maidens, Book 1
  • By: Madeline Martin
  • Narrated by: Dave Gillies
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

Ariana Fitzroy has lost her family and her fortune. The fight for survival leads her to the shadowed card games of court, where she discovers she has quite a talent for slipping cards into her favor. While the winnings are enough to sustain her at present, they will not last forever.... Connor Grant, trainer of the fallen women from the English court and personal assassin to the king, is just as broken as the women he trains. After losing his own land and all his people in a brutal attack from a trusted friend, he has no choice but to rebuild any way he sees possible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Connor and Ariana are my new power couple!

  • By Megan @ Ginger Mom & Company on 02-19-18

Connor and Ariana are my new power couple!

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

Reviewed: 02-19-18

I don't think there was anything about this book I didn't like. I read Highland Ruse before this book so, of course I already knew and loved Delilah's character, but then you add in Ariana and Connor (and the way they skirt around their growing attraction for each other) and I couldn't put this book down.

I received this book from the author in exchange for my review and then downloaded the Audible companion to it. I am so glad I did because I always wondered how to pronounce some of the words and the narration (read by Dave Gillies) was fantastic! He really brought Connor and Ariana to life!

Of all, though, I think Percy quickly became my favorite. She was quiet and sweet and always so kind. She made me smile each time she showed up in this story, but I also loved her strength. And, how the others respected her.

And wow, if that wasn't the most romantic game of strip poker I ever heard of! Each book I read by Madeline Martin surpasses the one before it, leaving me eager for more!

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  • The Zee Brothers: Zombie Exterminators

  • Curse of the Zombie Omelet!
  • By: Grivante
  • Narrated by: Ian McEuen
  • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

The Zee Brothers have a strange and dangerous vocation. While some hunt rodents or pests in the dark, Jonah and Judas tackle much larger prey: zombies. Equipped with a well-loved artillery gun named DeeDee and a much used and somewhat abused pickup truck called Sasha, the duo clear the night of undead pests, keeping the ever-present threat of a zombie apocalypse at bay.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Weird!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 08-18-17

Zombies meets Scooby Doo

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

Reviewed: 01-22-18

Yes, that is exactly how I would classify this book - Zombies meets Scooby Doo.

I mean, when you're main bad guy is a denture-wearing zombie, what else can you say? That being said, this book is definitely meant for adults only. The Zee brothers have quite a mouth on them so be prepared for some language. But that's not the only reason. It really would be a shame for such references as the Zee Brothers' phone number (888-867-5309 . . . just try to read that without humming) to be lost on those who weren't part of the 80's! 

I really had no idea what I was getting into with this book. My experience with zombies is confined to the first few seasons of the Walking Dead (before it turned into a gory  show that no longer has any moral obligations to its viewers) and that movie . . . what is it? Warm Bodies? I am not a fan of gore or blood and guts so I usually steer clear of zombies. But, when I started listening to this audiobook, I spent the first chapter in tears because I was laughing so hard. 

The Zee Brothers are hilarious. Think: Rednecks meet Ghostbusters. That's what I envisioned. Their banter had me cracking up at times. Then you add in J.J. and her incredibly mysterious dog, Xanadu, and I was amazed that zombies could be so lighthearted. 

Yes, while this is still a zombie book, I picture Scooby and some rednecks, big guns, and a crazy little dog that I'm still not sure about. If you can handle the zombie part, I definitely recommend this book. It is a very entertaining read :) 

  • Fragile Chaos

  • By: Amber R Duell
  • Narrated by: Bradley Pittman & Jamie Lee-Lewis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Theodric, the young God of War, has a talent for inciting conflict and bloodshed. After being stripped of his powers by his older brother, King of Gods, he sets out to instigate a mortal war to prove himself worthy of being restored to power. Sixteen-year-old Cassia, like many in the modern era, believes gods and goddesses to be just a myth. Enemy to her country and an orphan of the war, she has no time for fairy tales. That's until religious zealots from Theo's sect offer her up as a sacrifice. Can Cassia and Theo end the mortal war and return balance to the earth and heavens? Or, will their game of fate lead down a path of destruction, betrayal, and romance neither of them saw coming?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Must Listen to Book!

  • By Carla on 01-31-18

A refreshing twist on mythology!

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

Reviewed: 12-11-17

This book was such a refreshing take on mythology, introducing an entire new set of gods and goddesses. And don’t even get me started on Ebris, King of the Gods. He is like Zeus but oh wow does he have an ego! It certainly fit his character but there were times (quite a few, actually) that I wanted to smack him.

I loved Cassia’s character. Even though she is sacrificed to Theodric, God of War, she isn’t a weak character. Cassia has some serious spunk. And I loved her internal monologue. That, and the clashing / sexual attraction between her and Theo. I read the synopsis when I signed up for the tour but by the time the book came to me, I had forgotten what it was really about. So imagine my surprise when the zealots sacrifice her right away at the beginning and the entire book revolves around her and Theo in his realm.

Surprised? Yes. Disappointed? Absolutely not. This book was intense. And Theodric?I can’t help it. I hear God of War and, thanks to the techy / gamer hubs, this is what I thought of. Brooding, kick-butt Kratos. Although, Theodric has a romantic side (much as he tries to deny it throughout the book).

Goran (Theo’s right hand man) and Astra (Theo’s sister / Goddess of Love) come in tied for my favorite minor character. I loved Goran’s easy acceptance of Cassia and how he treated her kindly right away. When things went all haywire, he was also the one who gave her a chance to tell her side of the story. And Astra . . . she’s a little much to handle at first but her personality definitely grew on me. And, though she gets a bad rap later on, I think her heart was definitely in the right place. She, like Goran, sees Cassia as more than just a sacrifice, but as a person. I really enjoyed both of them.

  • Conquest: DarkForce

  • A GameLit Saga
  • By: R. M. Mulder
  • Narrated by: Andrea Emmes
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

When undercover agent Lily Thatcher is ordered to undergo a dangerous medical mind-wipe procedure prior to re-assignment, she avoids arrest and becomes a rogue agent. She quickly learns that there are much greater forces at work that are far beyond her comprehension. Timur Demyan, formerly known as the feared Tamerlane of the ancient Tumurid Empire, has forged an alliance with a loathsome creature called the Leviathan. This beast's insatiable hunger is currently being fed by another world's few remaining souls. For now.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful narration, fair story

  • By Montzalee Wittmann on 11-20-17

An absolute exciting read!

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

Reviewed: 12-05-17

I received an audio copy of this book from the author and narrator in exchange for my honest opinion. I then purchased the Kindle copy to go with it. My views are in no way influenced by the gifting of the audio.

This book is definitely on my list of re-reads. While I absolutely enjoyed it, I feel like there was so much to this book that I am going to have to read it, maybe twice more, just to grasp everything. That's not a bad thing. I love books that have so much going on, making them easy to dive back into without being bored the second time around. It did take me a bit to get into this book, just from the sheer amount of information and world-building.

I loved how this story unfolded in layers. Each time I thought I knew what was going on, something new was added. It left me continually guessing what was going to happen next, a definite plus in my book. The same goes for the characters. I enjoyed how they grew throughout the story, changing and sometimes revealing bits of themselves that you didn't know earlier in the story. I wasn't too sure about Lily's character in the beginning but that was quickly resolved. As she continued throughout the story, she became one of my favorites. I also thought Alan was just a pushover in the beginning but that changed, as well. It was nice, as well, to be able to get into the villain's head and really see why he thought everything should work out his way. It always shows great writing if the author is able to make you interested in the villain's story, as well. That definitely happened here.

And the narration! Andrea Emmes, as always, did a spectacular job. I felt like I was dropped into Alan and Lily's world, watching the events unfold along with them. Her pacing was such that I was able to speed the audio up (it's one of my little quirks, don't hate!) and it still sounded natural. And she is one of those narrators who makes it seem effortless to switch voices for the characters, giving each one their own special quality. I had no trouble knowing who was speaking in this book.

This is definitely one book I will be revisiting in 2018, to soak up even more!

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  • The Transcend Time Saga: The Complete Series

  • By: Michelle Madow
  • Narrated by: Andrea Emmes
  • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 72

Lizzie Davenport has been reincarnated from 1815, England...but she doesn't know it until she meets her soulmate from the past and he triggers her memories to gradually return. When Drew Carmichael moves to Lizzie's town, she feels a connection to him, like she knows him. But he wants nothing to do with her. She knows she should let go of her fascination with Drew, but that gets harder and harder as memories of her past life return. And the more Lizzie remembers, the more she's determined to unravel the mysteries of the past...no matter how deadly those secrets might be.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic read, great narration

  • By Haddie H. on 01-21-18

What an exciting adventure!

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

Reviewed: 11-16-17

Remembrance review -

I absolutely loved this book! I really enjoyed the mystery - waiting to find out what was going to happen with Drew and Lizzie, as well as waiting to find out what happened with them before. I loved the concept of a past life, especially the way Michelle Madow wove it into Pride and Prejudice (one of my favorite Jane Austen novels). Of course, it's the first in the series so I was left grabbing for more at the end (and had to hastily pause my audiobook before it continued to Vengeance so that I could process the mass of content from book 1).

Okay, characters . . .
Chelsea - You know, for someone who is supposed to be Lizzie's best friend, she spends so much time focused on herself. It's always &quot;hey Lizzie, look at me and Drew&quot; or &quot;me, me, me&quot;. Both Chelsea and Jeremy go on and on about Lizzie changing once the school year starts (and Drew shows up), but neither one of them seem to notice anything other than how it affects them.
Jeremy - what a douchy loser. I hated his character. He was so needy when things would go rough and so self-centered and conceited when they were good. Maybe he's a typical jock, I don't know. But I just didn't like his character at all. I think it was more than jock-y-ness. I, personally, don't want to see too much of him in the other two books.
Lizzie - I really enjoyed her character, and not just because she's the main character. She tried to do the decent thing (when Chelsea started dating Drew) and kept her feelings for him as hidden as she could . . . not that Chelsea paid her any attention. I definitely saw her character growing throughout the book, embracing her past life and everything that happened with Drew.
Alistair - oh, he was my favorite character, by far! The narration portrayed him perfectly and I just loved him! You could tell from the first time Lizzie meats him that there's something he's not telling her. And his character just gets more entertaining with each encounter!

Narration - oh, it was done perfectly! Andrea Emmes did a great job! I loved how she was able to change her voice just enough that you really didn't have trouble distinguishing between characters. And it was consistent - if she changed her voice once, it was always like that for a certain character. Her pacing was great and with the narration, on top of the story, I really enjoyed this book!



Vengeance review -

Let me start by saying that I am 100% NOT on Team Chelsea. And if it’s possible, this book made me hate her even more. Do you know what I heard every time Chelsea opened her mouth? Jan Brady. Yes, that’s right . . . “Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!” She is a jealous, vengeful, whiny little snot! Oh, and I know they’re both supposed to be guides and all, but Alistair is far less creepy than Shannon’s great aunt! And, if we’re going to call a spade a spade, I’m still trying to figure out what Shannon’s angle is – she’s just as manipulative as Chelsea is turning out to be!

So, she goes to see Shannon’s great aunt to figure out how to get Drew back. Well, in the old timeline, Lizzie dies so Drew and Catherine end up getting married. All Chelsea sees from Madam Creepy Guide is that she ends up marrying Drew. So, Chelsea does this little spell to make things turn out the way they did last time. There’s just one little catch that she doesn’t think of – for that to work, Lizzie has to die! I know Chelsea is conceited and self-centered and whiny and so many other things but is she really evil on top of it? Does she really want her best friend DEAD?

Chelsea has made it onto my list of Favorite Characters You Love to Hate! So don’t get me wrong – just because I hate Chelsea doesn’t at all mean I hate the book. I absolutely loved this one (well, not as much as the Lizzie centered ones but still, very much love here!). The writing and narration were excellent. Michelle Madow did a great job creating Chelsea to be such a hate-able character and I loved how Andrea Emmes portrayed Shannon’s creepy great aunt. Gave me chills!



Timeless review -

In Remembrance, I thought Chelsea was a pretty whiny, cruddy friend. In Vengeance, I was 100% NOT Team Chelsea. Now, thanks to Chelsea and her short-sighted selfishness, the three of them have to go back in time to stop Lizzie’s past self from dying an untimely death. Way to go, Chelsea.

I still don’t like Chelsea.

This book was written just as well as the other two. I enjoyed the characters . . . well, most of them. Still NOT Team Chelsea. I loved the time travel addition to this book, as it gave a whole new level to this world. And with plot twists thrown in that I really didn’t expect, this book wrapped up the trilogy perfectly. I assumed they would just make Chelsea undo the spell and that would be it. Nope. No easy cop-out. It almost read like an old murder mystery, with the suspense and suspicion.

I was glad that I read Black Bird of the Gallows a while back because the book starts out with Lizzie being attacked and followed by crows. Harbingers of death. Omens of very bad things to come. Yep, all Chelsea’s fault.

Timeless was a great conclusion to the trilogy, wrapping up all loose ends well. And the narration – Andrea Emmes did a fantastic job again! I love the way she changes her voice for the different characters and this book was definitely fun because a big part of it was set in England. Very entertaining by both author and narrator!

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  • Kiss Me in the Moonlight

  • A Kiss Me Romance
  • By: Lindzee Armstrong
  • Narrated by: Stacey Glemboski
  • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

When Paige's mysterious and attractive boyfriend dumps her in an email, she decides that chaperoning hormonal teenagers on a once-in-a-lifetime trip is the perfect way to cope. Surely a summer in Europe will heal her battered heart. Best of all, she'll get to visit the historical sites she's spent a lifetime studying on someone else's dime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Suspenseful Romance!

  • By Adriana B on 08-22-17

Oh the sparks!

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

Reviewed: 11-07-17

When I saw that this book was narrated by Stacey Glemboski (the same narrator who did Lindzee's Sunset Plains series), I knew I had to have it! I absolutely loved Cupcakes and Cowboys when I listened to it and this book was no different. 

The audio - let's start with that while I am busy gushing about the incredibly talented Stacey Glemboski. The narration was flawless. Stacey changed her voice enough (not necessarily through the sound but through the tone and mannerisms) that I was easily able to keep track of who was speaking. I knew Paige as soon as she started speaking, Nick as well. Layla (one of the other tour guides) had a personality all her own that I picked her out immediately. (I can't wait to hear more about her story in Kiss Me in the Rain!) I loved how I was able to speed up or slow down my Audible app without it messing with Stacey's pacing (unfortunately, not all narrators can accomplish this). Very well done! 

As for the book itself - I loved the characters. I thought, after hearing the way he dumped Paige, that Nick was going to be a douche. Thankfully, I was wrong! He shows up for the tour and OH THE SPARKS. Right away, you can tell there's something major going on between him and Paige. 

And Paige - I really enjoyed her character. Even with everything that Nick put her through with the super lame and cruddy email break-up (really, Nick?) she isn't this petty person just trying to hurt him back. I mean, yea she wants answers (and who wouldn't?) but she's really just trying to move on. I had to give her credit for that. 

My favorite character? Layla. Hands down. I ADORED her. Her spunk, her attitude, the way she kind-of takes lead and mothers the group. She was such a perfect friend-match for Paige. 

I'm really trying here - there has to be something I didn't like about this book . . .

Anything . . . 

*taps fingers and looks around absentmindedly until concerned husband looks at her like she's gone crackers* (fair point - maybe I have . . .)

No, nothing. The only negative thing I can say about this book was that it ended and now I want more. I loved every minute of it (the characters, the narration, the plot - I mean, come on - SPIES). I will be reading (and listening to) this over and over again. 

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