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  • Roommate Menage

  • Holiday Homecoming
  • By: Maria Lucy
  • Narrated by: Neil Keck
  • Length: 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 5

Marine Corps Private First Class Troy Hester is home for the holidays, after a long deployment overseas. Troy runs into his high school sweetheart, Georgia Hopper, who recently became engaged to an older man, Cliff Jameson. The spark between Troy and Georgia inadvertently reignites when Cliff invites the young serviceman over for dinner. But, is it truly an accident that an old relationship rekindles? Or, does Cliff have ulterior motives to planning this dinner date? And what will Troy do when he falls back in love with Georgia and has to leave again?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Return To Home

  • By Carolyn G. Manuel on 03-11-19

Eye-rolling descriptions

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

Reviewed: 03-01-19

FFM menage. Was this written by a teenage boy? I laughed out loud at the erotica. The story was flat-out ridiculous.

  • These Men

  • G-Man Series
  • By: Andrea Smith
  • Narrated by: Tor Thom, Charley Ongel
  • Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 105

Taz has a younger sister and Paige Matthews has a lot to learn - about everything, including herself. At age 22, Paige finds herself driving across the country to start an internship with the FBI in Quantico, Virginia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really good story

  • By T from Florida on 12-25-16

Dialogue doesn’t feel real

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

Reviewed: 03-01-19

Okay overall. I’m surprised by all the rave reviews. I found the characters a bit wooden and the dialogue was often stilted. The erotic scenes were pretty basic.

The beginning (before the menage) was painful - the female character was so unlikeable. She’s a horrible person - self-centred to the extreme and disrespectful of pretty much everyone.

I like the dual narration but was not a fan of the female voice actor.

  • Twice The Growl

  • Paranormal Dating Agency, Book 1
  • By: Milly Taiden
  • Narrated by: Lauren Sweet
  • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 922
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 862
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 865

Talia Barca needs a date. Badly. She uses the services of the Paranormal Dating Agency hoping for a decent guy to take to a family wedding. A wedding her Connor and Theron want Tally to complete their Alpha triad. She's sexy, curvy and funny. But she's human. And they're not sure she'll go for a relationship with two men at the same time.As if deciding to give two men a shot wasn’t difficult enough, Tally will also need to deal with a threat from the pack.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Liked the story hated the reader

  • By sstaplet on 05-05-15

Okay idea... wooden characters

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

Reviewed: 03-01-19

I feel like I should like this but just can’t get into it... maybe it’s the character development; maybe it’s the dialogue; maybe it’s the narration...

  • The Night Before

  • By: Lisa Jackson
  • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
  • Length: 18 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 119

Caitlyn Montgomery Bandeaux wakes one morning drenched in blood, her head pounding mercilessly. Worst of all, she can't remember what happened the night before - when her estranged husband was murdered. Now the police want answers. Tormented, Caitlyn turns to her sister for support and is warned not to talk to the handsome new psychologist in town. But she soon realizes he's the only person she's comfortable confiding in.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Gave it 2 hours of my life

  • By michaela on 04-16-11

Nightmare

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

Reviewed: 02-26-19

Did not make it through the first chapter.

Why would I want to get into a character who was trapped inside their own body at autopsy? Hello nightmares.

  • Undertow

  • By: Alessandra Torre
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 270
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 260

In some ways, I was so ordinary. Waking up in bed with my Paul, my surfer boyfriend, our life filled with sandy toes and tan lines. I stocked books during the day and danced with him to Bob Marley at night. In other ways, I was unordinary. I'd dust off the sand and step into Stewart's limousine. Zip up my evening gown and slide into my other life. Champagne and maid service. Orgasms and my businessman. My life was a tide, pulling me back and forth between the two men. Soothing. Peaceful. Then the undertow came, pulling my lives together, my men colliding.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Read

  • By Erica on 10-17-14

Did not finish

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

Reviewed: 02-26-19

Not my thing. I need a bit of plot in addition to the erotica. I couldn’t stay with it until the story developed. Didn’t enjoy the female narrator.

  • Violent Hearts

  • A Dark Billionaire Romance
  • By: Linnea May
  • Narrated by: Jae Delane, Biff Summers
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

They call me a prodigy in the business world. Rich, powerful, and cunning. At 29 years old, I'm running an empire, built from scratch. The political realm is next. I want my voice heard and my name on the ballot. But my character credentials are lacking. I need a woman at my side, under contract. Someone with a pretty smile for the public eye, to make me look like a trustworthy, loyal man. Ann Porter is the woman I want for the job. Her heart is just as violent as mine, her mind sharp and cunning. Her body willing and begging to be broken - ready to bend at my will.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I can’t stop laughing

  • By lol reviewer on 04-07-18

No, just no...

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

Reviewed: 02-25-19

Could not finish due to male narrator’s voice performance. Sounded very over the top. Not for me.

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  • The Space in Between

  • By: Brittainy Cherry
  • Narrated by: Kate Zane, Brian Pallino
  • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 313
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 292
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 289

Andrea Evans is traumatized and guilt-ridden by the death of her fiancée. Tired of the gossiping small town, she travels to New York City to pursue her dream of dance. He's uncertain of his future. Cooper Davidson is a famous photographer and reality television star trying to flee from his own life filled with paparazzi, mental health clinics, and a cheating wife who is pregnant.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Squeaky

  • By Brook Makowsky on 09-24-18

Liked it

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

Reviewed: 02-24-19

A widower/jilted husband theme. Familiar plot but excellent characters takes this book up a notch.

Narration was okay.

Occasional erotic/steamy scenes.

  • Music of the Heart

  • Runaway Train Series, Book 1
  • By: Katie Ashley
  • Narrated by: Justine O. Keef, Mason Lloyd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 545
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 507
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 508

For Abby Renard, the plan was supposed to be simple - join her brothers' band on the last leg of their summer tour and decide if she's finally ready for the limelight. Of course, she never imagined that stumbling onto the wrong tour bus at Rock Nation would accidentally land her in the bed of Jake Slater, the notorious womanizing lead singer of Runaway Train. When he mistakes her for one of his groupies, Abby quickly lets him know she sure as hell isn't in his bed on purpose.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I have a huge weakness for rock star romances!

  • By Jordy ♡♡♡♡ on 10-11-13

Okay

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

Reviewed: 02-24-19

Some sweet and funny scenes, but a pretty typical story of virgin girl and slut guy who “doesn’t do relationships” falling in insta-love; with rockstar trope thrown in.

  • Pierced

  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome Series, Book 2
  • By: JA Huss, Johnathan McClain
  • Narrated by: Tad Branson, Anne Pepperidge
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

Myrtle - I’m a just an erotic woman who likes control. And edgy sex. And hard men. At the same time. So starting an outreach class at the TDH community center to teach other women how to put the dom in dominatrix was inevitable. Even if I was only doing it to use my boss, Pierce, as my submissive example and pay him back for humiliating me in front of the whole world last summer. Pierce - I regret what I did to Myrtle. She’s the best assistant I’ve ever had and I’ll play along - for now - because I want to make things right. But … come on. Me? A submissive? Ha.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny, witty, endearing!!

  • By alicesib on 02-10-19

Ten stars!!! Best author team!!!

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

Reviewed: 02-23-19

I can’t emphasize enough how great this writing team is. Unique and complex story lines. Fantastic dialogue and characters that are so well developed they feel like dynamic and charismatic real people.

As always, Tad Branson’s voice acting is stellar. It’s so effective to have this author reading his own dialogue. (Tad Branson is author/actor Johnathan McClain’s voice actor handle.)

Bonus: BDSM kink.

  • Repeat

  • By: Kylie Scott
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,685
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,510
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,504

When a vicious attack leaves 25-year-old Clementine Johns with no memory, she’s forced to start over. Now she has figure out who she was and why she made the choices she did - which includes leaving the supposed love of her life, tattoo artist Ed Larsen, only a month before. Ed can hardly believe it when his ex shows up at his tattoo parlor with no memory of their past, asking about the breakup that nearly destroyed him. The last thing he needs is more heartache, but he can’t seem to let her go again. Should they walk away for good, or does their love deserve a repeat performance?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • True Love

  • By Marcelle Ellis on 01-09-19

Funny and dramatic

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

Reviewed: 02-23-19

Didn’t expect to like this as much as I did. Excellent, funny dialogue with 3-dimensional characters you can gat attached to.

Dramatic, suspenseful plot. Excellent voice acting.