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  • A Christmas by the Sea

  • By: Melody Carlson
  • Narrated by: Emily Durante
  • Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

When Wendy Harper inherits her family's beach-side cottage in Seaside, Maine, she sees it as a way to finally pay off the debts that have mounted since her husband died. But before it can be sold, the neglected property must be renovated. She and her 12-year-old son Jackson move in temporarily to do the work themselves, even though Christmas is coming. The charming town, along with local craftsman Caleb Colton, pulls on both Wendy and Jackson. Wendy knows that the most responsible thing to do is to sell the cottage and return to Ohio, but the lure of the sea is hard to resist.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • You've Seen This Before

  • By Me & My Girls on 10-11-18

You've Seen This Before

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

Reviewed: 10-11-18

This is basically just a Hallmark movie, in fact I'm sure it has been, or will be on the Hallmark Movie Channel at some point. All of the characters are terribly earnest; except of course the obligatory villain whose condescending attitude towards our hero (heroine) establishes her as the book's mean girl in the second chapter. Religion was also sprinkled around, particularly during the last 20 to 25 percent of the audio. It isn't a deep or difficult book but if are at all religious and/or sentimental you will probably enjoy this sticky sweet holiday celebration story.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Room Service

  • By: Fiona Riley
  • Narrated by: L.W. Salinas
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

Olivia Dawson is in a personal and creative rut when her interior design team nets a contract that could change everything. Olivia grabs the chance to reignite her passion, to step outside her comfort zone, and to achieve national exposure if she delivers everything the client expects. Savannah Quinn fled a broken heart and started fresh in a new city, at a new job, without any of her past in the rearview. Her new position as corporate liaison to Olivia and her team is exactly the distraction she's looking for. She doesn't have to settle into her empty apartment if she's never there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story!

  • By Kendall Jamison on 07-23-18

Stop Midway

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

This is half of a good book; unfortunately it is not only too long but the good, not great, front portion would be unable to carry even a less than good finish. I spent the fist half of the book disliking Savannah and the second portion not liking Olivia. Then the author threw in extraneous vanilla sex scenes which the reader delivered in a breathy, overwrought voice. So not impressed.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Open Tab, Book 1

  • By: J A Armstrong
  • Narrated by: Jill Smith
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169

Fallon Foster serves up more than the most potent drinks at Murphy’s Law, the local pub in Whiskey Springs, Vermont. Fallon is the keeper of the town’s secrets. She’s heard tales of broken hearts, torrid affairs, closet cases, and the dreams of hopeful romantics. With a sensitive ear and a warm bed, Fallon is a legend in her small town. One thing still eludes her - love. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You will love Whiskey Springs!!

  • By Jeannie Guttenberg on 06-03-18

Really Good

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

Reviewed: 05-27-18

This was a great book in just about all respects, finely crafted with loads of likable characters, an excellent setting and only one small weakness. Riley was so totally clueless that it came very close to dropping the book down to a four, maybe even a three. I realize that it's a simple plot device for characters to wander along ignorant of their own feelings as well as those the people in their lives have for them. If my life and that of the women close to me is any indication this is just not reality. If you're around someone close to constantly for very long eventually you'll know it if they want you. if this ancient romance plot device doesn't bother you then this is a truly great choice; enjoy.

  • Chord

  • By: Chelsea M. Cameron
  • Narrated by: Sophie Daniels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

Chase Hillier has plans, and nothing will cause her to deviate from them. So far, they're pretty simple: Get through her first year of college with good grades, read a lot of books, and hopefully find a cute boyfriend who could turn into her husband someday. Cordelia Scott has her own plans: Get through her freshman year without too many panic attacks, figure out what the hell she wants to major in, and meet a guy who finally makes her heart flutter. Fate has other plans for the two when they end up as roommates and neither of them can stop thinking about the other. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Sweet Story of Young Love; Terrific Narration

  • By Kara on 05-22-18

Weak Follow-up

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

Reviewed: 05-08-18

Style was an excellent book about a couple of 18 year old high school seniors; one of whom is unaware that she's a lesbian, the other who has decided to wait for college to pursue a relationship with another woman in order to avoid the small town drama she's sure will ensue. Kyle and Stella the ingenues from Style are back; in supporting roles this time and don't help this book very much. Chase and Cordelia aren't bad characters and the book has it's moments but somehow I can't help but feel like it's a rush job. The numerous interactions between the characters are repetitive and fail to provide anything substantive. Although it makes me feel like a grandma to write this, there are too many sex scenes in the book. The existence of multiple sex scenes is not in and of itself a problem; the problem is that they are generic, repetitive and fail in moving the story forward. I don't hate this offering from Ms. Cameron but any sequel from such an entertaining, realistic story as Style shouldn't be as mediocre as this one.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Pike: Evermore

  • The Pike, Book 3
  • By: Erik Schubach
  • Narrated by: Allyson Voller
  • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

When the punk rock queen of Seattle, Na Na Evermore, does a broadcast highlighting the Pike Bakery. The mischievous and meddlesome sisters, Eve and Zoey go about nudging her toward the geeky personal assistant assigned to Na Na, Karmin Hughes. Hilarity and romance ensue, and as usual all it takes is just a nudge from everyone's favorite redheads. By serendipity or happenstance, it turns out that Na Na (Nala) and Karmin know each other, as they had attended school together. And for Nala, it is a frightening and exciting revelation, having someone who knew who she really was.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Deja Vu Again?

  • By Me & My Girls on 05-01-18

Deja Vu Again?

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

Reviewed: 05-01-18

This is a good story, told well and the followers of this author will really like it; especially if they enjoyed Syncopated Rhythm since it's basically the same book. The followers of Erik Schubach's Music of the Soul series, and it's spin-offs know that original storylines aren't the reason we follow him. What the author delivers are love stories with characters we like and care about along with happy endings; high school classmates Nala and Carmen are easy to care about and hope on. This is another triumph from an author who specializes in this type of book and these types of characters.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hearts Like Hers

  • By: Melissa Brayden
  • Narrated by: Melissa Sternenberg
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193

All work and no play has Autumn Primm in the market for a little excitement. Her Venice Beach coffee shop, The Cat's Pajamas, is her pride and joy, but the time has come to take off the apron and see what the world has in store. Kate Carpenter needs to get away. And quick. A former firefighter, Kate's been crowned her town's new hero for reasons she can't quite get behind. A free flight and some time off have her fleeing the scene to sunny California. Dreamy Autumn Primm was never supposed to be part of that bargain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Beautiful Story

  • By Linkme21 on 04-08-18

Sounds Very Familiar

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

Reviewed: 03-27-18

Welcome to Soho Savy West. If you're a fan of Melissa Brayden's works this book will sound quite familiar. However that's not necessarily a bad thing. The four main characters are very well developed and the ancillary players are for the most part well written also. In the east coast model I never felt that either Samantha or Hunter were real. I'm very definitely looking forward to Gia's story of finding true love; I just hope that her edges aren't sanded down so much that she isn't recognizable. That is a weakness in many series; an entertaining character has all that is entertaining or unique about them erased to fit the lame romantic narrative. Not to spoil the ending for anyone but there is a confrontation scene near the end of the book that is a thing of beauty.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Locket

  • By: Gerri Hill
  • Narrated by: Genvieve Bevier
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141

Danielle Stevens is Hollywood's "next big thing" in a long line of next big things. When she goes to Dallas to prepare for a role - shadowing Detective Harper Jeremiah - she's not only running from her fame...she's also running from a stalker. Harper Jeremiah wouldn't recognize a Hollywood actress even if she bumped into one on the street. But the perceived babysitting gig quickly turns into a protection detail as the threats against Dani escalate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • not my fav Gerri Hill. but good

  • By Sondra A., Cobb on 03-26-18

Tired, Weak, Derivative

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

Reviewed: 03-22-18

Though I'm a big fan of Gerri Hill I've not been all that impressed by any of her 'cops and robbers series'. Well this tired,weak, derivative excuse for a Gerri Hill novel is needless to say not any better; in fact it isn't as good. I've given every one of the writer's works available on Audible a chance; I've made it a point to listen all the way through all of them. Until now; in fact I didn't make it even halfway through this before giving up. I could enumerate the varied weaknesses of this particular story but I'll pass. the only reason this one earned two stars instead of one is loyalty to the author.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • At Seventeen

  • By: Gerri Hill
  • Narrated by: Carly Robins
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 312
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285

Madison Lansford and Shannon Fletcher met when they were 10 years old. Madison - daughter of wealthy parents and Shannon, daughter of their live-in maid and cook - became fast friends, yet both knew their place in life. There was never a doubt that they would become lovers... there was also never a doubt that Madison would marry and maintain her social standing in the community. Little by little, they grew apart, their love affair ending with Madison's marriage and pregnancy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I liked it by the end.

  • By Kalipall on 08-28-16

Pretty Good

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

Reviewed: 03-13-18

When I was listening to this audio I anticipated the copyright date to be considerably earlier than 2013. The situation described seemed to be outdated by a few generations, the parents of the upper crust family not allowing their child to socialize the child of the 'help.' The same for Madison going along with her overbearing, controlling mother, this seems to be more relevant to the author's generation than that of girls born in the mid seventies.
That being said I liked this book; less so than some of her others but the sweetness and sensitivity in this effort were well done. I found Shannon's attitude was rather childish for her age but I suppose that was the hurt speaking. Shannon's drifting away from her 'best' friends Tracy and Charlotte makes it look as if they were plot devices to fill in her backstory. The childhood love story was sweet, or maybe bittersweet. I had genuine sadness for them, especially Shannon, when Madison was telling her about her impending marriage. The end was dragged out too much but it's still a good listen.

  • Telling Lies Online

  • By: Miranda MacLeod
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Murphy
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 53

When her dating app decides she's a man, what's a lonely lesbian to do? Jamie Richards is a scientist who embraces reason - except when it comes to romance. Tired of her impulsive streak leaving her heartbroken, she's determined to do everything right the next time she's in love. But her resolve crumbles when a technical glitch matches her with perfection in Claire, a woman who lives on the opposite side of the country. Who is straight. And under the impression that Jamie's a guy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Cute and happy

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-17-18

Plot Writer Please

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

Reviewed: 02-25-18

This one began as a good original story; a love story between two PHD's. Then they veered off into a weak movie, no make that television plot. You see one of the women decides to lie about something important, that is totally stupid because if they ever meet the lie will be all too obvious. So of course the liar is soon confronted by the the one lied to (the Liee maybe?) So of course now another lie is the obvious thing to do and of course it's just as ridiculous as the first lie and, oh never mind, you get the picture. Obviously I wasn't at all impressed by this effort; it's a shame too because certain elements of this piece of lesbian fiction were excellent. There was no reason why the author should have chosen to fall back on such a weak worn out plot device.

  • Kiss & Tell

  • By: Hildred Billings, Cynthia Dane
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Murphy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 42

Heiress Victoria is about to embark on a world tour marketing her new advice book for lesbians. The public demands to meet her socially reclusive girlfriend, the woman of Victoria's inspiration. Too bad the girlfriend leaves her. For another woman. (In an RV....) Victoria's broken heart only sees two options: cancel the tour, or go alone. Her publisher, however, demands a woman on her arm. Any. Woman.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Slooooow

  • By Me & My Girls on 02-24-18

Slooooow

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

Reviewed: 02-24-18

This seems to be a popular book among listeners; I wish I'd gotten as much from it as they did. For me it was just a slow, dreadfully slow story that could have been so much better. Her previous Audible book; Stay Here Tonight was a very good novella at about three and a half hours and this one should have been condensed to no more than 5 or 6 hours. One example; thirty minutes of buildup a prelude to 2 women, not having sex.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful