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Me & My Girls

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  • Decree Absolute

  • By: W A Cooper
  • Narrated by: Megan Green
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7

Jessica Barron no longer believes in love. Her first husband died tragically and she discovers her second husband in flagrante with their children’s nanny. But with the faithless pair gone, her parents holidaying overseas, and her friend Amy in no state to assist, the Leeds divorce advocate can’t juggle the demands of her job with the care of her children. Jessica needs a new nanny, and fast. Renée Arden is over relationships. Reeling from a recent breakup, the Home Solution Agency owner is temporarily homeless. When Jessica mistakes her for a staff member, the solution is obvious. Renée will step in as nanny.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Grating

  • By Me & My Girls on 12-12-18

Grating

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

This might have been a decent book but the droning voice of the narrator made it impossible to listen to, maybe Kindle would be the way to go.

  • If I Loved You Less

  • By: Tamsen Parker
  • Narrated by: Jill Smith
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

Sunny, striking, and satisfied with her life in paradise, Theodosia Sullivan sees no need for marriage. She does, however, relish serving as matchmaker for everyone who crosses her path. As the manager of her family’s surf shop in Hanalei Bay, that includes locals and tourists alike. One person she won’t be playing cupid for is the equally happy bachelorette down the street. Baker Kini ʻŌpūnui has been the owner of Queen’s Sweet Shop since her parents passed away and her younger brother married Theo’s older sister and moved to Oahu.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Ummmmmmmmmmmm.....

  • By Me & My Girls on 11-17-18

Ummmmmmmmmmmm.....

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

Reviewed: 11-17-18

I' having a hard time deciding about this book. The author is technically a sound wordsmith and certain aspects of this story are done well. On the negative side I felt too many strands of the story are left dangling. Most of all the lead character is only slightly more likable than Hannibal Lecter; (okay, okay; just a little attempt at humor there.) She is dismissive of others for their lack of ambition when her life plan is to stay in the place she's always lived, running a small family business. She consistently makes errors in judgement regarding people yet is arrogantly certain of her proficiency in that regard. The there is the manner in which she interacts with Laurel; it comes across more like an experiment than a friendship. The supposed love between Kini and Theo isn't at all developed and feels like it was tossed in at the end of the story. This is supposed to a retelling of the book Emma by Jane Austen; if that's the case then I feel as if I've missed little by not having read it.

  • Night Voice

  • By: CF Frizzell
  • Narrated by: AJ Ferraro
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

For lesbians in Provincetown, seductive Sable is more than just a bedroom voice on late-night radio. Through her talk show, Nightlight, she is a fun, anonymous friend and confidante, until one mysterious caller attracts her attention. Behind Sable’s “mask,” Murphy Callahan allows herself to enjoy the no-strings radio relationship - she’s mourned the death of her partner for three years - and ignores the growing attachment as their very public conversations push permissible limits.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-21-18

Is it Just Me?

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

Reviewed: 11-04-18

For the first few chapters of this book I was loving it. First there was 'Sable;' a local Provincetown version of Delilah. Her contract stipulates that she maintain her anonymity so she has a cover story she uses and an internet business that helps to maintain it.
Then she suddenly draws a blank when asked a question by a woman she's interested in; at that point she begins to throw out ridiculous stories that will inevitably be revealed as crap. In other words the book suddenly turns into a television sitcom and smart human beings who obviously know better make mistakes below the level of high school kids; okay maybe smart high school kids. If these things don't bother you, you will most likely find this work of fiction to be an excellent listen. Oh, about the not being bothered by these sort of holes in the story, could you tell me how you do it?

  • Emily Monroe is Not the Chosen One

  • Night Shift, Volume 1
  • By: Erik Schubach
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

Emily is a normal girl working at Big Burger who has the unfortunate luck to look exactly like Big City's superhero darling, the Chosen One. It has been the bane of her existence, as it disrupts her life and the lives of those around her when supervillains come knocking, wanting to prove their mettle by fighting the Chosen One. With common sense and years of rage built up inside, she usually serves their butts to them on a platter, asking, "Did you want fries with that?" 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • lesbians, superpower & sassyness sign me up!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-03-18

It's Great

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

Reviewed: 10-20-18

It doesn't have the sentimentality of most of the author's works I've read, uh, listened to. What it does have is humor and irony with a some life lessons tossed in for good measure. I'm not a real fan of fantasy, but the fantasy is limited in this story or is so overplayed it feels more tongue in cheek than actual fantasy. This is 107 minutes of fun and humor; enjoy.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 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 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

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
  • Nice but predictable

  • By Barbara on 11-28-18

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 2 people found this review helpful

  • Room Service

  • By: Fiona Riley
  • Narrated by: L.W. Salinas
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

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 213
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193

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 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

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 231
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214

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