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  • Ivan's Captive Submissive

  • Submissive's Wish, Book 1
  • By: Ann Mayburn
  • Narrated by: Edo De Angelis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 297
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 272
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272

When Gia Lopez signs up for the Submissive's Wish Charity Auction she has no idea that she's about to be bought by a Russian Dom who will do anything to make her fantasies come true. Including staging an elaborate kidnapping that Gia believes is real. Ivan is instantly drawn to Gia and he wants to be the best Master she's ever had. As he spends time with Gia he begins to have intense feelings for the strong, independent, and sexy American woman.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Who wants a hot Russian Dom?

  • By Anna on 01-22-15

Not for me - terrible narration

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

1/5 stars: not for me.

It was impossible for me to get past the poor narration to appreciate the story. No noticeable change between voices and narrative, plus a heavy unidentifiable accent throughout.

  • Wicked Impulse

  • By: Chelle Bliss
  • Narrated by: Lee Samuels, Samantha Brentmoor
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127

Fran DeLuca's known for her bossy, overbearing personality almost as much as for her love of nylon tracksuits. But when someone runs off with 50,000 dollars, she becomes involved in an ALFA investigation and catches the eye of silver fox biker, Bear. Bear North, ALFA's resident bad boy, has never thought of Fran as anything more than his buddy's mom. When she trades in her elastic pants and orthopedic tennis shoes for a pair of skintight jeans and high heels, he takes notice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narration is better for a comedy

  • By Ana's Attic on 01-14-17

Pretty good - great characters

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

3/5 stars: pretty good. Interesting cast of characters. Unusual to have a couple in their 50s as the protagonists (but nice for a change).

I’m not sure if the characters were always consistent with the previous books, but sometimes it was intriguing to see the difference between how children view their parents and how the parents actually are, i.e. just older versions of the kids.

The plot dragged a bit for me.

The narration was okay. Sexy male voice actor!

  • Unlawful Desire

  • By: Chelle Bliss
  • Narrated by: Lee Samuels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154

No matter how hard I tried to push her away, fate thrust us together again. Screw relationships. My motto: Hit it and quit it. Simple worked. Feelings weren't on the line, hearts weren't able to be broken, and I could keep my life simple. My friends told me to move on and find "the one", but I wasn't ready to love again. Until I met her. A dirty-mouthed temptress with a killer body that had me questioning everything. I knew I could ruin her forever, but not without losing myself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great!

  • By Jessica Counts on 09-06-17

Pretty good - great characters

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

3/5 rating. Typical story of alpha man and innocent woman. But I like the related “Men of Inked” series and the cast of characters is great.

Excellent narration.

  • Sinful Intent

  • By: Chelle Bliss
  • Narrated by: Samara Naeymi, Lee Samuels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 206
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 184
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 183

Someone was after her and it was my duty to stop them. Never cross the line. That had always been my rule. But that was before Race True. The moment I saw her, I wanted her. But there was a problem. She wasn't just another pretty face - no, she was my first client at ALFA PI. My take-what-I-want attitude shouldn't include her, but how the hell can I be expected to keep my hands off?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended for 18+ and mature

  • By Peni A on 04-05-18

Pretty good

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

3/5 stars. Book 1 in series but spinoff of Men of Inked series.

The plot of bodyguard/detective is familiar. Some scenes/reactions are unlikely or unbelievable. The characters are interesting.

The erotic scenes are hot.

The narration is pretty good.

  • Faking It

  • By: K. Bromberg
  • Narrated by: Rupert Channing, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,801
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,700
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,696

Zane Phillips mistook me for his dog walker. It shouldn’t surprise me that the man with a suit more expensive than my rent would assume that I was there to serve him. The positive? I put him in his place. The negative? I missed my job interview because of it. Now I find out he’s a rich Australian entrepreneur, and he wants to make up for tanking my interview. Yes, he’s impossibly hot - but he’s also an arrogant jackass - so...no thanks. But after a little white lie I tell spirals out of control, I’m somehow offered the chance to play Zane’s girlfriend to help promote his new dating website....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • COMPELLING, COMPULSIVE & A COMPLETE BARGAIN

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 09-29-18

It’s great

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

4/5 stars. The “pretend girlfriend” trope is not unusual, but I like the way it was handled. Well-written characters. Interesting plot twists. Great dialogue. Passionate erotic scenes. Good narration.

  • Brant's Return

  • By: Mia Sheridan
  • Narrated by: Jacob Morgan, Virginia Rose
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,189
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,110
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,109

Brant Talbot runs a glitzy network of high-end bars in New York City, enjoying all the benefits of the lavish lifestyle he's worked so hard to achieve. When he learns that his estranged father is dying, he must return to his family’s Kentucky horse farm - and to a past he thought he left behind. While facing long-buried truths, he collides with his father’s secretary, Isabelle Farris. Despite his undeniable attraction to the beautiful, independent young woman, he sees secrets in her eyes and believes she has designs on Graystone Hill.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another hit by Mia Sheridan!

  • By Ashley D on 08-16-18

It’s great!

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

Reviewed: 12-09-18

4/5 stars. The plot is unusual. The characters are interesting and the dialogue is natural.

Passionate.

Narration is great.

  • Mister Bodyguard

  • The Morgan Brothers Series, Book 4
  • By: Lauren Rowe
  • Narrated by: Lauren Rowe, John Lane
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 52

“I’m hiring you to do more than guard her, Zander,” my new boss explained. “You’re gonna be her rock. Her human Valium. Her trusted friend. And she’s gonna be your mission from God.” “So I’m her babysitter?” “Her babysitter, her bodyguard, her f--king service doggie. Whatever she needs or wants, that’s what you’ll be. Anything except her booty call.” The vein in my new boss’s neck bulged. “Touch her and I’ll do more than fire your ass, Zander. I’ll rip off your balls.” My buddies laughed when I told them about my ridiculous new job. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Holy hotness Batman!

  • By Sarah Kirk on 11-28-18

I love it!!! And love the series!

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

Reviewed: 12-09-18

5/5 stars. I love everything about this book and this series. You need to listen to the series in order.

The characters feel like real people. The plot is multi-layered with a cast of individuals with different agendas. The dialogue is funny - lots of humour.

Definitely a repeat listen.

The erotic scenes are hot, hot, hot.

  • Come Closer

  • By: Brenda Rothert
  • Narrated by: Lee Samuels, Kirsten Leigh
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157

Sometimes appearances deceive. Take me, for instance. I look like a respectable doctor with his shit together, but the rural Montana mental hospital I work at is actually a sanctuary from my demons. At just 35 years old, I've already failed on an epic scale. Treating patients at Hawthorne Hill is part of my atonement. I've found peace when a new patient turns me inside out. Allison Cole is a beautiful, haunted survivor who fell into silence after witnessing a murder. But even without words, I'm drawn to her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lots of Twists and Turns!

  • By Ana's Attic on 12-08-17

Pretty good - if you can accept the premise

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

Reviewed: 12-08-18

3/5 stars. The premise (a doctor in a mental institution dating one of his patients) is a big hurdle to get over. But... if you can accept that, the characters and storyline are interesting.

Basic erotic scenes.

The narration was okay.

  • Mercy

  • By: Debra Anastasia
  • Narrated by: Muffy Newtown, Zachary Webber
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 674
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 639
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 640

He taught me to kill. Murder is in my blood now. It runs through my veins and though I hide the monster I see in the mirror with ink, it doesn't keep him from coming out. My street name is Mercy, but I never show any. Except for her. I watch Becca, though she doesn't know. She saved me a long time ago; the day my father killed my mother. Her bravery turned her into a target. My father holds a grudge and knife with the same proficiency, and Becca is the focus of his hatred. And I'm the only monster who can save her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love and ink

  • By Nicole B. on 09-23-17

It’s great - a unique story

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

Reviewed: 12-07-18

4/5 stars. The author created an excellent balance between the erotic the dramatic.

The story is unlike any I’ve read. Believable drama and suspense with enough flair to keep you engrossed in the plot.

The characters are so well-developed, I feel as though I’ve met them in person.

Not in my top 10 of all time, but I highly recommend this book.

The narration is okay.

  • His

  • By: Brenda Rothert
  • Narrated by: Lee Samuels, Kirsten Leigh
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344

I'd say I'm down on my luck, but that's an understatement. I'm flat on my ass. Homeless, hungry, and in hiding with my little sister at the age of 21, I've never been so desperate. I've hit rock bottom when I get an offer I can't refuse. Sell my body to save my sister? There's nothing I won't do to keep her safe. I make the rules, and I'm not afraid to defend myself if this rich guy crosses the line. But once I see beneath his cold, calculating façade, the lines aren't so clear anymore.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • EMOTIONAL, ENDEARING & REFRESHINGLY DIFFERENT

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 08-09-17

It’s great - excellent dramatic storyline

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

Reviewed: 12-06-18

4/5 stars. Really enjoyed the characters and dialogue. The story was excellent. Lots of drama and suspense.

Passionate.

Narration was good.