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  • True Love

  • By: Brenda Jackson
  • Narrated by: Pete Ohms
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 101

Corporate executive Shayla Kirkland has landed her dream job with one of Chicago's top new firms, Chenault Electronics. Now she's in a perfect position to destroy the company for unjustly ruining her mother's career. But she never expected that handsome CEO Nicholas Chenault would spark a passion that challenges her resolve - and makes her surrender to the most irresistible desire....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • great story, hard listen

  • By TOYJA BRIDGES on 09-07-13

Love the twist

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

Reviewed: 12-01-17

I was a little concern when I realized there will be twists, but it came together nicely with all the romance and sex I expect and love from her books.

  • Chasing Destiny

  • Threads of Fate, Book 1
  • By: Mia Caldwell
  • Narrated by: Sasha Taylor
  • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 61

When curvy Destiny tells Carter she is accidentally pregnant, she doesn't expect him to be thrilled. After all, they haven't discussed any kind of future, and children have never come up. She could handle his shock and dismay, but is unprepared for his accusation that she cheated on him. Leaving New York City and Carter behind, she returns to her hometown to figure out what to do next. Meanwhile, Carter has discovered he made a huge mistake and goes after her, but she refuses to return with him to the city.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very Sweet

  • By SandraloveDdub6 on 05-07-18

Like story line, but the one sex scene sucked

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

Reviewed: 06-13-17

I did like the story, but wished it could have been a couple hours longer to develop the second chance part of the love story more, and more detail about the sex scene. I expected more than one sex scene, and I expected the sex scene to be a little more detail. I know all the readers are adults, but I read and listen to books for pleasure. So when it gets to sex, I want it explain to me like I know nothing about it. What does his shaft look like, how the kiss, and describe how the the clothes came off. I was suggested this book, and this is my first book from this author. I am not sure if I will purchase another one unless I know there is more that one sex scene and it is detailed. The author should read one of Delaney Diamond books, she is very good at detailing her sex scenes. I became a fan of her books, when it was suggested to me in another Amazon purchase. And now I am a Delaney Diamond fan. This Mia Caldwell, not so much but if she take her sex scenes to the next level. She will be great.

  • Hollywood Happily Ever After

  • By: Mia Caldwell
  • Narrated by: Stacy Wilson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17

Can she keep their unexpected romance from turning into a disaster? Olive Hunter is the personal assistant to Agatha Bellmare, the youngest woman to ever run a major Hollywood studio. When Olive is given the or-else assignment of landing indie megastar Beckett Blackthorn for the studio's next film, it's a dream come true, except for one little detail. Since Olive is replacing Agatha as a guest at a star-studded wedding in Thailand - and there's no time to change the name on the reservations - Olive has to go in her boss's name.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • One Sex Scene

  • By Tulane Bates on 05-30-17

One Sex Scene

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-30-17

My audible suggested this book, so I was lije what the heck. This was my first Mia Caldwell book and my last. One sex scene, and there was an error in it. He was not supposed to know her identity yet during sex he called her by her real name. Whoever edited this book, missed that. The error is in chapter 11. I like my romance books with plenty of detail sex and not waiting a long time for it. I will stick to Delaney Diamond and Dez Burke books. I actually purchased this book, and wish I can get my money back. One thing I did like was the happy ending. I like happy endings.

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  • Skin Deep

  • By: Dez Burke
  • Narrated by: Muffy Newtown
  • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98

Nascar Champion, Shane Davis had it all-money, fast cars and even faster women until a fiery crash at the Daytona 500 changed everything in a flaming instant. Shane never intends to get married; not with the way he looks now. He knew no woman could ever love him and wasn't about to find out if he was wrong. But when he needed a woman in his life to play a pretend girlfriend for a few short weeks, he selected the one he felt would suit his needs with no strings attached: Angela Neil.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Liked it...but

  • By Candateshia Pafford on 01-27-14

loved it...

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

Reviewed: 03-05-17

I loved the development of the characters in this book and the ending. Keep writing books like this Dez.

  • Captivated by the Soldier

  • By: Dez Burke
  • Narrated by: Pepper Laramie
  • Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 40

Finding a gorgeous - and very naked strange man sleeping beneath her covers was not the welcome-home present Makayla Stiles expected on her return from a business trip. The sexy surprise occupant of her bed turned out to be Blade, step-brother of her roommate and an Army Special Ops soldier intent on making a fresh start. Makayla soon discovered Blade was irresistibly sexy and a man hiding big secrets....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story but the ex pissed me off!

  • By Candateshia Pafford on 06-10-13

Thank you

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

Reviewed: 03-01-17

Now this is the type of story I expect from Dez. Love the plot and the characters.

  • Captured by the Bodyguard

  • By: Dez Burke
  • Narrated by: Liz Levine
  • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22

Cane Hutchinson took one look at heiress Alexandra Duke and knew she'd be big trouble. He was an ex-Marine whose expertise as a bodyguard had him working with high-risk clients all over the world. Babysitting a billionaire's princess was the last thing he wanted to be doing... The last thing Alexandra wanted - or needed, was a bodyguard. But her father had worries for her safety after winning an important contract against an unscrupulous business rival.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • HELL NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • By moon/delights on 06-24-13

Don't waste your money!

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

Reviewed: 02-28-17

The narrator on this book is horrible. I wished I would have looked at the reviews before purchasing this book. I just purchased because it was a Dez Burke book. I love her BWWM books. But this was an epic fail. Dez, the narrator need to give you a refund. Never hire her again. Continue to get Pepper Laramie or Muffy Newtown. Both of them was good on your books. Also please do not write another book with just 1 sex scene. I like the spice in books, especially in Skin Deep (my favorite), Trapped into marriage, Gents 4Ladies, Claimed by the marine, and your Steel Infidels series. All great books. I am just going to assume you were not at a good place in your life when you wrote this book. Please continue to make good books.

  • Flawed

  • Ethan Frost Series, Book 4
  • By: Tracy Wolff
  • Narrated by: Kasha Kensington, Iggy Toma
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

I told myself I'd never trust Miles Girard, no matter how brilliant or sexy he may be. His sister, Chloe - Ethan Frost's wife - is my best friend, but I know just how low Miles will stoop to get what he wants. Now he's the last thing I want: my boss. Growing up, I had it all - except for the sense that I belonged. And when a mistake from my past surfaces in the press, my parents don't hesitate to cut me off. But surprisingly, Miles offers me a helping hand. Before I know it, our relationship turns unprofessional in the hottest ways.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Like the story

  • By Tulane Bates on 02-24-17

Like the story

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

Reviewed: 02-24-17

I did like the story line and plot overall, I just didn't like some minor details. have read all of Ethan Frost books, so I knew the story of Brandon and the rape. I know that it would be a part of the story line but I didn't want it to keep coming up. I think the past should have been brought up just once. Also I didn't like that the whole book span over 3 days. I think the story could have been written without mentioning the time span and readers would not have noticed that it happened just over a weekend. I am happy they got together. I was a little shock that there was no mention of her brother at the wedding when he was there for her, and offered his help. I couldn't see her leaving him out.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Trapped into Marriage

  • By: Dez Burke
  • Narrated by: Pepper Laramie
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 67

Nick Vitale, devilishly handsome, forbidding - and heir to a billion dollar fortune. Keyonna Hayes, beautiful, success-driven and ripe for love and passion beneath her ambitious shell. Blackmailed into marriage to the insufferably rich and gorgeous Nick Vitale, Keyonna is determined to teach him a thing or two about love which he so despises. Only things never really go as expected... Soon intrigue, heartbreak and betrayal ensue and Nick and Keyonna fight to regain a love that was always destined to be theirs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Wish I had been Trapped into Marriage by Nick...

  • By Dst4T on 12-27-13

I want more of stories like this

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

Reviewed: 02-03-17

If you could sum up Trapped into Marriage in three words, what would they be?

Steamy, Love, Heart

What other book might you compare Trapped into Marriage to and why?

I would compare it to Skin Deep. I love both books and the length. I wish Dez would do more books at this length. They both were perfect and developed well.

What about Pepper Laramie’s performance did you like?

I really like Pepper Laramie's voice and how she executes the characters. I believe both Pepper's and Muffy Newtown are great voices for Dez Burke's books. I don't know if I will listen to another book by another narrator.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I really like the part when Nick came back for his good night kiss and he ended up pleasing his soon to be bride. I really like this part because it showed how deep his love was for her because he put his lust on hold, to satisfy her. He waited until after they were married.

Any additional comments?

Dez, I really love your BWWM romance books where their is an Alpha male. I just wish you had made your other books (Claimed by a Marine, Seduced by a Football Player) longer. I read those books first, they were good but I felt I didn't get my money worth. But when I purchased Trapped into Marriage and Skin Deep, I couldn't believe it was you. You really know how to develop a good BWWM love story, I love those two books and recommend them all the time. Please keep writing books at that length, it really shows your talented writing skills. Tulane

  • Burned by Passion

  • By: Dez Burke
  • Narrated by: Pepper Laramie
  • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 79

Even good girls make mistakes. Kira Taylor was shocked to meet her boss's handsome, long-absent son and find him even more lethal in the flesh. He'd always been just a face in a photo - and nothing had prepared her for the way they clashed and burned when they finally met. Blake Carter returned to America for a reunion with a father he hadn't seen since he was ten. But Blake had never bargained for falling for his father's sexy secretary, the beautiful and impressionable Kira Taylor…

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not a Dez Burke best

  • By Candateshia Pafford on 10-16-13

Need more sex

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

Reviewed: 01-24-17

I have listened to Gents 4 Ladies on audible.com and it had more sex scenes than this book. And Gents 4 Ladies is shorter. Please don't make another character like Kierra. I mean really. You have a young lady in her 20s who is pregnant and you have a rich man marry her, and she waits for four months to have sex with him again. Not believable. I grew up poor, and on food stamps. I don't know anyone in our community that will not jump and chance to marry their "baby daddy", and he was rich. I think more time should have been spent on more of the sex when they finally had sex again.