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  • Once upon a Sure Thing

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 339
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 339

It's so easy being best friends with a gorgeous, talented, charming guy. Said no woman ever. Except me. My friendship with Miller is a sure thing - he’s my plus one, my emergency contact, and my shoulder to lean on. He’s also been by my side helping me raise one helluva awesome kid who’s the center of my world. Nothing will change our easy breezy friendship. Until I have the bright idea to convince him to start a new band with me. Trouble is, our sizzling chemistry in the recording studio is getting harder to ignore, no matter how risky it might be.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 4.5 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi Marie on 09-27-18

Surely it could be better!

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

Reviewed: 09-25-18

I may be in the minority here, but this slow burn friends-to-lovers story left me disappointed overall. The characters were great - I loved both the hero and heroine and their supporting friends and family - but the tension didn't feel very tense. The build-up didn't really build. I love Lauren Blakely books and will keep buying her romance novels, but sadly this one wasn't a sure thing.
Of course, I have to say Andi Arndt and Sebastian York were awesome as always.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Dating a God

  • Divine Collection, Story 2
  • By: Suz Korb
  • Narrated by: Kate Tyler
  • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

Dating a God; Story II in the Divine Collection. Despite what her mother says Kate is going to date a god. He's a hot blonde and he's got the hots for Kate. Nothing will stand in the way of their dating, not even powers that threaten more than just their budding romance. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome sequel..

  • By Mandymay💄👠👛 on 06-11-18

Too YA for me

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

Reviewed: 09-24-18

The entirety of this short story was so that the main character could get kissed by her wannabe boyfriend who happens to be a god. Perhaps it was just me, but the word 'god' was said so often and the narrator emphasized it so much, that by the end of the book I was rolling my eyes every time I heard it. The short 80-minute listen had quite a lot of action but not much in terms of character development. (Perhaps you have to have read the first book for all of that?)
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Summer Term

  • By: Molly Ringle
  • Narrated by: Edwin Jones
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

Which is worse, getting involved with one of your students or with one of your professors? Graduate student Paige Huntley finds herself dangerously tempted by both possibilities one summer in her sleepy Oregon town. Professor Stefan Serovinak, her thesis adviser, is elegant, witty, and brilliant, but married. To keep her mind off him, it's easy to flirt instead with gorgeous young Aidan Grey, a film star who has turned up as a student in the summer linguistics class she's teaching.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • CHARMING SUMMER FLING!

  • By Victoria Haugen on 10-07-18

Whiny Main Character and Predictable Story Line

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

Reviewed: 09-24-18

I was not a fan of this story. The heroine whined way too much and was not at all relatable. The narration by Edwin Jones was acceptable - however, a dual narration would have been better. Finally, as soon as all of the characters were introduced, it was easy to see whom they would all end up with in the end.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Bad at Love

  • By: Karina Halle
  • Narrated by: Cornell Collins, Jo Raylan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

Marina is hot, blonde, and wickedly smart, but when it comes to men? She's hopeless. Between her quirks and her lack of filter, there isn't a man in Los Angeles that will stick around after the third date. Her handsome, charming friend Lazarus has the opposite problem. Everyone wants to be the sexy Brit's girlfriend, but he gets bored and moves on quickly. There's only one way to figure out why neither of them has cracked this love thing - they'll date each other. On paper, it's the perfect experiment. But in reality, things between Marina and Laz get complicated quickly.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story; almost great narration

  • By P. Hudson on 02-04-19

As Sweet as Honey

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

Reviewed: 09-20-18

This book will make you smile. Karina Halle has written a terrific slow burn story about two friends who fall for one another. Although the description of the book makes it sound done again and again, Karina makes it fresh and adorable with her deep and loveable characters. The narration was done well by both, although Cornell Collins's sexy British accent does struggle at times to fill in the American female voices. Jo Raylan is perfect! She can convey the nervousness, silliness, joy, pain, and the rest of the spectrum of emotions -so well- it is amazing to hear.
This book is worth your credit!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Shipwrecked with the BBC Athlete

  • The BBC Athletes, Book 1
  • By: Pornelope
  • Narrated by: Persephone Rose
  • Length: 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14

Maggie is sure she's going to die when her plane goes down at sea. She manages to scramble into a life raft with 11 muscular athletes. They reach a deserted tropical island safely and then face a new dilemma. One sexy woman. Eleven horny men...and their captain is built like a BBC porn star. Maggie's life will never be the same again! 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This is not Gilligans Island.

  • By cosmitron on 06-27-18

Just OK

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

Reviewed: 09-15-18

I thought the setup could have given way to a much better sex-scepade than what was given; 11 guys and 1 female? What was delivered was just OK.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Temporarily Replaced: Dripping with Revenge

  • Titillating Short Story Series, Book 2
  • By: Akayla Furrows
  • Narrated by: Posey Clifford
  • Length: 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

Emma, a smart businesswoman, employed to place temporary workers on assignment suspects her husband's sudden change in office hours of forbidden sexual encounters. His long hours, no interest in foreplay, and much less sex give her no choice, she must take the plunge and find out the cause. Nothing Emma could have imagined would have prepared her for this. Or how she felt about it. Could the object of her husband's interest leave Emma dripping with revenge? 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Short but well done in more ways then one.

  • By cosmitron on 06-21-18

Thirty minutes of hotness

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

Reviewed: 09-14-18

While this book was a quick 30-minute listen, it was packed full of hot scenes that left me wanting to hear more. I was surprised at how well it was set up and presented to the listener, and how well a story with a plot was given as well. The voice of the narrator was odd during the reading parts, but she did well during the more sultry scenes.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • My Take Away Vampire

  • A Novella with Bite
  • By: Derek Haines
  • Narrated by: Persephone Rose
  • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15

After a long and predictable vampiric existence, trouble is now afoot for Agatha Grace, however. Redheaded, freckled, and occasionally a little slow on the uptake, young Reggie stumbles into Agatha’s predictability and turns it on its head as he is struck by his first real dose of love at first sight. Add the overprotective, rhyming ghost of a dead poet, a snarling black wolf, some cops, and Agatha’s preference for the 1980s' fashion of miniskirts, satin halter-neck tops, and knotted white blouses, and things just may go awry.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • IT'S GOT BITE!

  • By Victoria Haugen on 08-13-18

What is even going on?

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

Reviewed: 09-14-18

Although this was a short listen that was less than two hours, I didn't have time to grasp the purpose of the story at all. From the waiting at McDonalds for her next meal to walk in, to the awful rhyming ghost - It was teenage angst wrapped up in a vampire shell. It's a different kind of vampire tale, alright - and not a good one.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Bully

  • By: Sky Corgan
  • Narrated by: Ainslie Caswell
  • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 63

Just the sight of Dustin Nikoli spiked fear in my heart. The memories of the things that he had put me through in high school made me want to run in the other direction. I was the dirt on the bottom of his shoes, my only purpose someone for him to torment. No one else saw it. To his peers, he was a man's man. To all of the girls unaffected by his cruelty, a lust object. He was the hottest *sshole you could ever meet. Pretty face. Amazing body. Ugly on the inside.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not necessarily a bully but............

  • By NB on 08-08-18

Not really a Bad Boy Romance at all

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

Reviewed: 09-14-18

First of all, I must say that I am a fan of Sky Corgan's books, but this one was 'off'. First of all, it's advertised as a "Bad Boy Romance" where the BULLY of the book actually only exists in memories. Furthermore, this is WAY too Young Adult for my tastes. We're in the mind of a young college freshman's mind; new to parties and drinking - one obsessed with boys and who uses the word 'crush'. There were times I was rolling my eyes so hard that I wanted to turn it off. Sorry, Sky - you missed the mark on this one,
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Thrust Under

  • By: Michelle A. Valentine, Emily Snow
  • Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
  • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

Gabriel Carter is the biggest, cockiest asshole I've ever met. He's a six-foot-three ex-baseball player with sexy muscles and smoldering looks that turn my body into a traitorous mess. Did I mention he's also the reason business at my family's hotel is quickly going down the drain? I shouldn't want him, but try explaining that to my body. Especially after he proposes a business deal to me that will be mutually rewarding - both financially and sexually. Sleep with the enemy? Nah, I'll just marry the bastard instead. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lighthearted pleasure!

  • By Darcy on 06-20-18

An Easy Love Story

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

Reviewed: 09-14-18

Thrust Under is an enjoyable 4.5 hour listen where two people who should be at odds with each other turn out to be amazingly compatible. The author did a great job of making the enemies-become-lovers trope believable in this case. Meghan Kelly did a good job narrating the book and did not deter from my enjoyment at all. I would have loved for this to be more steamy, but all in all, I can't complain. A solid 4 stars.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Cherish Hard

  • Hard Play Series, Book 1
  • By: Nalini Singh
  • Narrated by: Justine O. Keef
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130

Sailor Bishop has only one goal for his future-to create a successful landscaping business. No distractions allowed. Then he comes face-to-face and lips-to-lips with a woman who blushes like an innocent...and kisses like pure sin. Ísa Rain craves a man who will cherish her, aches to create a loving family of her own. Trading steamy kisses with a hot gardener in a parking lot? Not the way to true love. Then a deal with the devil (aka her CEO-mother) makes Ísa a corporate VP for the summer. Her main task? Working closely with a certain hot gardener.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet story with great narration

  • By Stephanne on 01-16-18

Sweet story with great narration

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

Reviewed: 01-16-18

I adored this book. The main female character, Ísa, is kind and gentle-hearted which is a great amount of love to give, despite never being shown love and attention by her two estranged parents. Instead, she grew up to be the rock for her younger siblings but at the cost of never feeling like the priority to anyone. The main male character, Sailor, is a charming and determined man who saw Ísa when they were younger and it was love at first sight. Both characters are romantics who fall deeply for each other. Add in some quirky supporting characters, such as a best friend who is trying to please her Indian parents by entering into an arranged marriage, or a little sister full of fire who does not let the loss of her legs the defining moment in your life; you have a sweet story full of characters that you care about and want all of them to succeed, be happy, and find their own Happily Ever After.

Listen to a sample of this book before purchasing to see if you like the narrator's voice. It took some getting used to; being that the heroine of the book has an Icelandic accent and the remainder of the characters are New Zealand accents. The narrator flawlessly could move from one accent to the other and deliver both the dialogue and inner thoughts of the character without any confusion. I will certainly listen to more books narrated by Justine O. Keef.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful