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  • All He Ever Desired

  • By: Shannon Stacey
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231

After college, Ryan Kowalski decided to leave Whitford, Maine, rather than watch Lauren Carpenter marry another man. Now his siblings need his help to refurbish the family-owned Northern Star Lodge and he's forced to face the past sooner rather than later when he collars a vandal - and learns the boy is Lauren's son.... The last person Lauren needs back in her life is Ryan Kowalski. With a bitter ex-husband and a moody teenage son, she has enough man trouble already. But her son needs to learn a few lessons about right and wrong, even if Lauren has to escort him to Ryan's door every day to work off his crime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Soooo cute!!!

  • By Kristin on 02-07-13

Reconnecting with lost love

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

Reviewed: 10-15-18

3/5 rating: pretty good. The story was interesting. I liked the cast of characters. A couple of sexy times (pretty mild).

SPOILERS

As with other books in the series, I find the endings very abrupt and anti-climactic. After hours of buildup, the book ends one sentence after the marriage proposal?

  • All He Ever Needed

  • The Kowalski Family, Book 4
  • By: Shannon Stacey
  • Narrated by: Renee Werbowski
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 282
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 252
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 254

Mitch Kowalski lives out of a suitcase - and he likes it that way. Traveling for work has the added bonus of scaring off women who might try to tie him down. But when he's called home to help with the family lodge, he's intrigued by the new girl in town and her insistence that she doesn't need a man. If there's one thing Mitch can't resist, it's a challenge. Paige Sullivan is finally putting down roots. Determined to stand on her own two feet, she lives by the motto "Men are a luxury, not a necessity". But when Mr. Tall, Dark and Hot pulls up a stool in her diner and offers her six weeks of naughty fun with a built-in expiration date, she's tempted to indulge....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Could not finish--narrator is that bad.

  • By Missus Readsalot on 09-25-12

Liked the characters

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

Reviewed: 10-14-18

3/5 rating = pretty good. This is a “let’s agree to just a fling” trope, but a well-done one. The small-town’s player to end all players falls in love but doesn’t want to admit it. Great cast of characters.

There is a small amount of sexy scenes - graphic but not extreme.

The narration is okay.

  • Felony Ever After

  • By: Helena Hunting, Debra Anastasia
  • Narrated by: Rose Dioro
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 504
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 480
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 474

Verity Michaels is new to New York City, but even she knows riding in a stolen cab is not a normal way to meet someone. Damn it if that tattoo-covered would-be felon isn't everywhere now, and lighting everything on fire under her skirt. His name is Hudson Fenn, and he's frustratingly impossible to pin down. He works as a bike messenger, but has the manners of a prince - along with a strange tendency toward breaking and entering.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • #CrazyPlotTwist...... #Didn'tSeeItComing

  • By Cheri on 01-13-17

#annoying #too_many_social_media_references

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

Reviewed: 10-13-18

I liked parts of the book but by the end the characters tipped the balance from cute to annoying. In the same way, the Twitter references were funny at the beginning but were annoying by the end.

  • British Bedmate

  • By: Penelope Ward, Vi Keeland
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,157
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,080
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,081

I'm writing this letter because it's highly doubtful I'll ever garner the courage to say this to your face. So, here goes. We're totally wrong for each other. You're the proper single mum with a good head on your shoulders. I'm just the carefree British doctor passing through town and temporarily living in your converted garage until I head back to England. But here's the thing... for some bloody reason, I can't stop thinking about you in very inappropriate ways.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A HEARTWARMING AND DELICIOUS ROM/COM

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 10-24-17

Sweet story

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

Reviewed: 10-13-18

Really liked it. Worth a repeat listen. Well-developed characters. Non-typical story. Sexy. Fantastic narration.

  • Royal Savage

  • By: Victoria Ashley
  • Narrated by: Samantha Cook, Lorenzo Matthews
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 463
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 435
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 438

I can't close my eyes...I refuse to. Every time I do, all I see is blood, death, and pain. I can feel it - almost taste it, bringing me back to that night. It doesn't matter that I'm still breathing; I no longer need it, I no longer want it. I despise it along with everything else around me. The only thing I long for is to f--king fade away. I've given up. Until her at least...Avalon. She comes into my world, knocking me on my ass. Once she sees the damage that I'm capable of; she'll look at me like everyone else around me does: with fear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh if only Royal was real ....

  • By Sue on 10-12-16

Moving story

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

Reviewed: 10-11-18

4/5 rating: It’s great. Royal’s story is unusual and will move you. There is graphic sex and violence, typical of a motorcycle club-type story, but real passion also. An interesting group of secondary characters. The narration was good.

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  • The Thrill of It (No Regrets)

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Erin Mallon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 410
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 385
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384

Some say love can be an addiction. Others say it's the thing that makes life worth living. Let me tell you everything I know about love...Love isn't patient, love isn't kind. Love is a game, a chase. A thrill. Love is wild and war-like, and every man and woman must fight for themselves. At least that's how it was for me. A high-priced virgin call girl by the time I started college, I was addicted to love and to sex. Even though I've never had either. I controlled love, played it, and held the world in the palm of my hands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Trey & Harley are amazing!

  • By Laura McMillin on 10-09-15

Not for me

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

Reviewed: 10-10-18

1/5 rating. I couldn’t get into the story. Didn’t care about the characters. Melodramatic.

  • Rebel Heart

  • The Rush Series, Book 2
  • By: Penelope Ward, Vi Keeland
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Maxine Mitchell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 770
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 696
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 691

How to screw up a great summer in the Hamptons: Sleep with your boss. Check. Blow all your money on a rental you can’t afford. Check. How to walk away from a man you fall in love with at the end of a summer: I’ll let you know when I figure it out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You have to love this Rebel!!

  • By susan b on 06-06-18

Good series

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

4/5 rating. 2nd book in series. Must be read in order. Good story and interesting characters. Hot sexy times. Great narration.

  • Rebel Heir: Book One

  • The Rush Series, Volume 1
  • By: Vi Keeland, Penelope Ward
  • Narrated by: Maxine Mitchell, Sebastian York
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,023
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,021

How to kick off a great summer in the Hamptons: Snag a gorgeous rental on the beach. Check. Get a job at a trendy summer haunt. Check. How to screw up a great summer in the Hamptons: Fall for the one guy with a dark leather jacket, scruff on his face, and intense eyes that doesn’t fit in with the rest of the tony-looking crowd. A guy you can’t have when you’ll be leaving at the end of the season. Check. Check. Check. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story BUT

  • By Maria on 04-25-18

Cliffhanger but good story

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

4/5 rating. Liked it. Interesting story and characters. Hot sexy times. Cliffhanger. Narration is great.

  • Worth Forgiving

  • By: Vi Keeland
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Rose
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 521
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 495
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 494

They say men like a lady in the living room and a whore in the bedroom. I never knew the sentiment was reciprocal. Until I met Jax Knight. A gentleman in public, a commanding, dirty talking rogue in the bedroom. Daughter of legendary fighter "The Saint," Lily St. Claire knows firsthand how fighters can be. As the owner of a chain of MMA gyms, she's no stranger to aggressive, dominating, and possessive men. That's why she's always kept her distance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loyal Alpha male! Wonderful story! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

  • By Books R Us on 10-14-14

Liked it

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

Reviewed: 10-08-18

4/5 rating. Liked the story and characters. Lots of passion and hot sexy times.

  • Worth the Chance

  • MMA Fighter, Book 2
  • By: Vi Keeland
  • Narrated by: Tatiana Sokolov, Todd Haberkorn
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 421
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 397
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 397

Liv Michaels is almost there. She's smart, determined and weeks away from landing the job she's dreamed about for years. Time healed old wounds, even her broken heart from the devastation of being crushed by her first love. Vince "The Invincible" Stone is every woman's fantasy...strong, sexy, confident, and completely in control. Growing up surrounded by chaos, he's learned never to get too attached. Love will drag you down. He adores women, treats them well, puts their own needs before his own...for the night anyway.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Soso addition to the series

  • By Malinda on 04-23-16

Liked it

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

4/5 rating. Liked the story and characters. Interesting view of the life of an MMA fighter. Very hot sexy times. Good narration.