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  • Rebel Bear

  • Aloha Shifters: Pearls of Desire, Book 2
  • By: Anna Lowe
  • Narrated by: Kelsey Osborne
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

Up-and-coming supermodel Hailey Crewe can’t wait to escape the limelight and return to the anonymous lifestyle she once led. Escaping literally? That was never part of her plan. But when an unwanted suitor - and her scheming mother/manager - go a step too far with a surprise Hawaii wedding, Hailey becomes a bride on the run. Before she knows it, she’s not only being hunted by a greedy oil tycoon, but by his creepy security force, too. It's a good thing she bumps into her very own Lancelot at exactly the right time.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Rebel Bear

  • By blue_river @AudiobookObsession on 11-17-18

Aloha Shifters: Pearls of Desire, Book 2

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

Reviewed: 03-24-19

This is the second book in the series. Although I thoroughly enjoyed book 1, Rebel Dragon, this one is starting to be even better. This is a really fun listen. A lot happens during the course of the book. As I have mentioned before, Ms Lowe has a great imagination. She has a gift for storytelling. Hailey meets her very own bear, Tim. I will update this shortly.

  • Love & Homicide

  • Death Betrayal and Love, Volume 1
  • By: Paula-Michelle Trotter
  • Narrated by: Bolton Hill
  • Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12

He never expected falling in love would threaten his career or her life. She never thought she'd be suspected of murder or become the next victim. Crashed together by chance and united by desire. Will the truth be discovered before another murder?  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love & Murder!

  • By PATRICIA on 03-25-19

Great Beginning to the Series!

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

Reviewed: 03-24-19

This is my first book by this author and I was quite pleased with it. It was a nice quick listen. Julia’s ex was a piece of work and Jake was a doll; a handsome, sexy one at that. I am glad the series continues beyond the first book. Looking forward to Nick and Izzy's book.

This is my first time listening to Bolton Hill. He did an awesome job as narrator. He clearly differentiated between the characters and he has a great voice for romance. I put Bolton Hill up there with some of my favorite male narrators such as Sebastian York, Joe Arden, Aiden Snow, Mason Lloyd and David Brenin. This is a book I wanted to listen to in one sitting. The romance books I usually read are paranormal, science fiction, or fantasy. This was a departure from those genres and opened my eyes to other types of books. I would highly recommend this book.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Unscripted Hearts

  • By: Peter Styles
  • Narrated by: Randi Johnson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

I never imagined I'd get this kind of news. Suddenly, I have a nephew that is an orphan. I can't understand what happened and I still half-expect my sister to walk through the door at any moment. He's never leaving my arms again. Yet here comes Mr. Big Shot, ready to steal the last bit of my sister that I have away from me. I'll do anything to keep him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GREAT STORY!

  • By G C on 03-13-19

Creation of a Family

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

Reviewed: 03-21-19

Good story about Benjamin, a construction worker (Lindsey’s twin brother) and Micah, an actor (Lindsey’s best friend). Lindsey and her wife were killed in an accident and left behind a toddler, Ross. Lindsey used her best friend Micah as the sperm donor for her son Ross. This book shows us the struggles with Ben and Micah creating a family for Ross. Neither wanted to admit feelings for the other. This is the second book I listened to narrated by Randi Johnson. He was good in the first book but was very good in this book, especially in differentiating the character voices. I listen to a lot of audiobooks and a narrator can make or break a book. Randi definitely made this book. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Paisley

  • By: Celia Kyle
  • Narrated by: Dana Lane
  • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

Paisley Twynham is over the whole werewolf thing. It'd been a shock to be magically kidnapped and plopped in the middle of a werewolf gathering. Then she got kidnapped a second time, had the crap beat out of her, escaped, and then met two men who are supposed to be her mates. Yup, all kinds of "over" the Gathering. Her only salvations are her sisters and...the two men she can't help but drool over. Tall, muscular, sexy as hell, and, for some reason, they want her fluffy ass. Maybe she doesn't hate werewolves as much as she thought....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Last book in series

  • By Vicki on 03-20-19

Last book in series

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

Reviewed: 03-20-19

This book was good but not as good as the others in the series. The first three books beginning with Scarlet were great. These last three books lost some of that umph. Luckily some of the humor remained. Also, Paisley was a bit annoying at times. Chance and Hawkins were very patient with her. They did not actually mate until the end of the book. The narrator was very good.

  • Pythen: An Alien War Romance

  • Galactic Order, Book 1
  • By: Erin Raegan
  • Narrated by: Christopher Boucher
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

I was having a cold coffee with my best friend Vivian when the whole world went upside-down. Now there are gazelle-glowing-like-a-light-bulb aliens running around eating everybody, and enormous dark purply-colored aliens that have a strong resemblance to bats, dive bombing from the sky. One of the bats says I'm his and I need to ease his mating rage. Yeah, not happening.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved this book

  • By Kindle Customer on 02-25-19

Great story

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

Reviewed: 03-18-19

I am new to this author and narrator and really enjoyed the story. What I did not like was the cliffhanger ending to find out what happens to Tahk and Peyton as a couple. The supporting characters are great. I am invested in this story so I hope book two will come to Audible. The narration was pretty good if not exaggerated with Tahk's voice. He was pretty good with the female voices. I enjoyed this book so much, I would highly recommend it.

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  • Rebel Dragon

  • Aloha Shifters: Pearls of Desire, Book 1
  • By: Anna Lowe
  • Narrated by: Kelsey Osborne
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 69

Off to Maui for a relaxing vacation? Surfer Jenna Monroe can only wish now that she’s on the run from a stalker who lusts after her blood. Instead of combing the beach for lost treasures, she’s forced into the terrifying world of shapeshifters. There, even the good guys are hard to trust - all except for one hot rebel. Connor Hoving and his band of Special Forces shifters were planning to leave trouble behind by moving to Maui, but destiny has other ideas. His whole future - and that of his brothers - depends on acing his new job as head of security at an exclusive seaside estate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OMG I love this

  • By Pam louis on 04-28-18

Dragon and Mermaid

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

Reviewed: 03-11-19

Ms Lowe is an awesome author with a great imagination and she creates great characters. She did a great job in building suspense, especially when Jenna dove in the water. At that point, I kept expecting something or someone to grab her. The book is written so that the audiobook version plays out like a movie in your head. Kelsey Osbourne did a good job with the narration. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Marrying Her Mafioso

  • By: Terri Anne Browning
  • Narrated by: Alexa McKraken, Violet Strong, Jean-Paul Mordrake
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

“Protect her.” Those two words echoed through my head at least a hundred times a day. I would keep the promises I made and protect Allegra from every possible danger that could come her way. Even if the biggest danger was her own father.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is amazing

  • By Jenny Harris on 07-17-18

Love This Book!

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

Reviewed: 03-10-19

This book was so good! I liked it much more than Victoria's story. Allegra's mother was sweet one minute and a b!tch with a capital B the next minute. I don't know if she is vindictive or just plain crazy from all the beatings she endured from Allegra's father. The book has misunderstandings but Dante should have come clean with Allegra years ago so her mother's little set up would not have worked. We find out later about her mother's issues. Very nice epilogue. Buy this book and you will NOT be disappointed. The narrators were great!

  • The Bound Prince

  • Lords of the Var, Book 3
  • By: Michelle M. Pillow
  • Narrated by: Michael Ferraiuolo
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184

Captain Samantha Dorsey and her crew are on a mission, a mission to complete a Galactic Scavenger Hunt and claim the prize money. Flying around space for a year collecting their items, they only have one thing left to get - a primitive wild beast.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Adventure

  • By Gina J. on 09-07-16

Love this series

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

Reviewed: 03-09-19

Michelle Pillow continues to make each book in this series outstanding and different as each prince finds their mate and HEA. I love her writing style and this book fits right in with the story line. I love that characters from previous books are in this book. Each book in this series is unique. As always, Michael Ferraiuolo does an outstanding job with the narration.

  • Lorelei

  • By: Celia Kyle
  • Narrated by: Dana Lane
  • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68

Lorelei is a hint over 30 - nobody better ask how much of a hint - and isn't sure why the hell she's been magically hauled to the land of werewolves. But she has. Which sucks. At least they stole her while she was at the gun range. Go Pink Pistol of Doom! So, they stole her, she stole a cell phone in return, and all is crazy in her new werewolf-laced world. It gets even crazier when, one - she discovers her sisters have been kidnapped, too, and two - werewolves are sexy as all get out.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Lorelei

  • By Vicki on 03-05-19

Lorelei

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

Reviewed: 03-05-19

This addition to the series did not grab me like the other books. It was a bit different with all of the magic. I enjoyed the humor from HBIC as well as Lorelei's self talk. This book is a little longer than the others. Each book is longer than the previous one. The narrator really helped me to enjoy this book.

  • Rebecca

  • By: Celia Kyle
  • Narrated by: Dana Lane
  • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

Rebecca Twynham hates nature, loves a juicy steak, is not Marked, and thinks wolves come in one form: on four feet and with fur. So when she's hauled to the annual werewolf Gathering by this scary as hell magical vortex, she's pretty surprised to find out werewolves are real. With that new knowledge, she finds she still hates nature, she'd love a juicy steak, and maybe - she might be - Marked. Well, she doesn't see a Mark, but she also has heavy scarring from a childhood accident - or was it intentional?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good addition to the series

  • By Vicki on 03-02-19

Good addition to the series

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

Reviewed: 03-02-19

This is a good addition to the story by adding cousins. It is terrible what Rebecca's family did to her. It will be interesting to see how her sisters stories play out, if the same damage occurred to them. As before, Dana Lane did a really good job with the narration.