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  • Tasty Treats (Prequel, Triple Trouble Series)
  • By: Tymber Dalton
  • Narrated by: Veronica Heart
  • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Lina's finally getting the hang of being mated to twin Elemental dragon shifters, but the Goddess gig still has her stumped. She wouldn't trade being mated to Jan and Rick Alexandr, even though she might end up accidentally blowing them up for getting on her nerves. When Lina, her Watcher, and their dragon mates are summoned to Yellowstone National Park for a shifter Gathering, Lina never anticipates she'd soon become fast friends with Brodey Lyall, a wolf shifter. She senses Brodey's deep grief over a recent loss, but that's the least of their problems.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another fun Siren Bookstrand production :-)

  • By Stacey on 08-14-16

Pre-prequel to 'Fire and Ice' in series

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

Reviewed: 08-16-16

Ok, I get it now. This is the 'prequel' to Fire and Ice in the Triple Trouble series - which is also called a 'prequel'. But the real start to the characters and the series is a short story called 'Boiling Point' in a volume called Tasty Treats volume 3 - that's not in audio (at least not yet) but in ebook and print form off of Amazon.

But this still gives you background as to how the characters came together without having to read Boiling Point first. Though it would have been nice if the author had done only one 'prequel' instead of three, and numbered the rest of the series accordingly.

Either way, the stories are entertaining though.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Stepbrother Romance: Forbidden Love

  • By: R.P. James
  • Narrated by: Veronica Heart
  • Length: 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23

When I first arrived at my mother's reception, I never imagined that I would meet the most attractive man I had ever seen: dark hair, piercing eyes, and a lazy, confident smile...there was no way I could resist him. I never, ever imagined that my mother would make an announcement on that very same night that she had gotten married to his father. Of course, I was devastated. I could certainly never be involved with my stepbrother....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Like a hot funny porn film

  • By Kevin on 10-03-15

Hot and funny!

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

Reviewed: 09-29-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would - if they wanted something different - a well written hot sex book with humor!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Heather - because it's told from her POV and her funny thoughts and feelings once she finds out who her mom married in secret makes this more than just any old erotica story.

Which scene was your favorite?

A toss-up between the art gallery scene when her mom makes her surprise announcement and the restaurant scene with everyone eating together for the first time.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Ooooooo, yes!

Any additional comments?

My first time listening to one of this author's stories - makes me want to try out more of his writings!

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Snowed in with the Tycoon

  • By: Shoshanna Evers
  • Narrated by: Christine Padovan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

With foreclosure on her home looming and the Geddes Animal Rescue at risk, Sarah Geddes will do anything to save her land from being destroyed for handsome tycoon Mike Cavender's multi-million dollar real estate development. Sarah has learned the hard way after escaping an abusive relationship that she can't trust men. But when Mike is snowed in with Sarah on the very piece of land they are both fighting for, she can't deny the electricity coursing between them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet 'Sexily *Evers* After' story :-)

  • By Cecilia on 03-08-15

Sweet 'Sexily *Evers* After' story :-)

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

Reviewed: 03-08-15

I liked that this wasn't the usual Shoshanna Evers' storyline (she normally writes more erotica style tales) - this was a sweet story about trying to hang on to wonderful past memories with loved ones long gone, but realizing you can't live in the past and have a happy future with a new special someone.

Loved the use of beautiful upstate New York (my old stomping grounds) :-) and the dogs Sarah cares for with her animal rescue shelter. Very enjoyable characters with angst and the right touch of humor mixed in.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Beauty and the Beast: An Erotic Re-Imagining

  • By: Shoshanna Evers
  • Narrated by: Christine Padovan
  • Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 55

With her father's freedom at stake, Belle agrees to be the fearsome Beast's prisoner in his enchanted castle. Held as his willing captive, Belle must submit to the Beast's most primal desires to survive. The Beast can't let his little Beauty go free, not while there's still hope that she might be the one to end his decade-long curse...and with true love's kiss, return him to the Prince he once was.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Hot!

  • By Laura Collins on 01-13-15

Lovely new version of the classic fairytale

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

Reviewed: 10-28-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Beauty and the Beast to be better than the print version?

Ooooohhhh, yeah! The storyteller quality used to narrate the book, making the characters reminiscent of some of the Disney characters. It was like a Broadway performance - very well acted. And those hot scenes that only Shoshanna Evers can write!

Who was your favorite character and why?

The evil stepmother/enchantress - her role was brief in the beginning of the story but how the narrator voiced her - oooo, la, la!

Have you listened to any of Christine Padovan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Definitely waaayyyy better than the narration of the Enslaved series. Audio quality also was great compared to previous Evers' stories.

Any additional comments?

If you'd like to hear an erotic twist to your favorite fairytale, check this out!

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • What Part of Marine Don't You Understand?

  • The Challenge Series, Book 5
  • By: Heather Long
  • Narrated by: Christine Padovan
  • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Matt McCall's struggles to reintegrate into civilian life have been an ongoing battle for the better part of two years. Daily group sessions and weekly one-on-ones have only allowed him to grow so far. Twice he's returned to his home state of Indiana and twice, he retreated to Mike's Place. Uncertain of where he belongs in the world, he silently battles depression. The unexpected gift of Jethro, a black Labrador Retriever, perks his spirit...and a chance meeting in the park gives him a precious gift.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting story on PTSD

  • By Cecilia on 07-23-14

Interesting story on PTSD

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

Reviewed: 07-23-14

What made the experience of listening to What Part of Marine Don't You Understand? the most enjoyable?

The interesting topic of PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) - as usual, Heather Long researches her characters and their problems to a 'T', so the story is a fine romance coupled with an in-depth plot/storyline.

What was one of the most memorable moments of What Part of Marine Don't You Understand??

The beginning where Matt is sitting there with a gun in his hands - it was a very emotional, tense scene! Very well written and narrated.

What three words best describe Christine Padovan’s performance?

A beautiful voice. She kind of missed the mark for this story during narration of the slower, sex scenes though. Too much elongation of endings of sentences and the way those descriptive sentences were broken up.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, it was a short, sweet tale - easy to finish in a back and forth 1 day commute :-)

Any additional comments?

If you want romances with background and depth, I highly recommend Heather Long's stories.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Enslaved Trilogy Complete Set

  • By: Shoshanna Evers
  • Narrated by: Christine Padovan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 48

The Enslaved Trilogy Complete Set includes: Enslaved, Book 1; Enamored, Book 2; Enraptured, Book 3. For Elisabeth and the sexy billionaire Doms everyone calls the BAD Boys, love triangles can have sharp edges... and somebody's bound to get hurt.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Story

  • By Lydia E. on 09-02-14

You want it hot? Get this audio set!

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

Reviewed: 07-12-14

I was saving up to get 'Enamored' and 'Enraptured' which are sold separately, but so thrilled that all three stories are available as one audiobook!

If you like off the chart sex scenes, fun secondary characters that interact with the conflicted main ones and 'they lived happily ever after' endings, then this author's stories are definitely for you.

Makes me wish I had my own BAD boy! :-)

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Secrets and Sacrifices

  • By: Diane Wylie
  • Narrated by: Christine Padovan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

A Civil War romance. Charlie is a crack sharpshooter for the Twenty-Fifth Virginia infantry. But Charlie has secrets.big secrets that could lead to heartbreak or even death. The slowly starving South, lack of medical supplies, and desperate runaway slaves motivate her and surgeon, Captain Daniel Reid, to take risks beyond their wildest imaginations. How could they possibly know that their paths would cross during the worst time in their lives and where that path would lead?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Quiet powerful narration - O.K. Civil War story

  • By Cecilia on 06-18-14

Quiet powerful narration - O.K. Civil War story

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

Reviewed: 06-18-14

Would you listen to Secrets and Sacrifices again? Why?

No - not because it wasn't a well written story but it was rather depressing. So much bloodshed - so much detail on all the surgeries Daniel was performing to save the soldiers. The love story was a minor part of the story, but at least it does end happily.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Secrets and Sacrifices?

Charlie helping to free a family of slaves, hiding them in her family's wagon's boxes. Another is Charlie sneaking into the prison camp Daniel is being held in, and helping him break out of there. Definitely, a lot of great detail and the story follows the history of the different battles very well.

What about Christine Padovan’s performance did you like?

Her quiet narrating style for this particular story - it fit the mood of the story. Accents were O.K. Her voice made it enjoyable to listen to the story; it had so much heartache and sadness most of the time, that it was good that she kept her voice soothing.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, it was actually nice to take a break from listening and just listen to it in bits and pieces.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Once Her Man, Always Her Man: A 1 Night Stand Story

  • Always a Marine, Book 1
  • By: Heather Long
  • Narrated by: Christine Padovan
  • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 41

Fulfilling a favor and executing a business plan, Luke Dexter arrives at Dallas' Sybarite Club for a one-night stand. He never imagined he'd come face to face with the woman he left behind a decade earlier. Rebecca Rainier fell in love with Luke Dexter in high school and was crushed when he dumped her to join the Marines after 9/11. Set up on a one-night stand by her business partner, nothing could prepare Rebecca for who her date is. Can Luke and Rebecca bridge the pain of a decade-long abandonment, in one cold Texas night?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet Heather Long romance

  • By Cecilia on 05-02-14

Sweet Heather Long romance

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

Reviewed: 05-02-14

When I want 'happy ever after' endings but with hot sex thrown in, I turn to this author's sweet Marine stories. This is the start of the series and not as hot as some of her others, but sets up the premise for the start of Mike's Place and all the other characters and stories to follow.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Enslaved

  • The Enslaved Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Shoshanna Evers
  • Narrated by: Christine Padovan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 68

Elisabeth Anderson has seen Trevor and his friends at the infamous Manhattan BDSM club WhipperSnapper, where everyone calls them the BAD Boys, for "Billionaire Arrogant Doms." The BAD Boys--Trevor Brooks, Marc Wilde, and Roman Chase - are aptly named; they've made money hand over fist due to their aggressive investing at the Brooks Wilde Chase Fund. These guys are so rich they can get away with anything, or so the rumors go.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If new audio, then very good stuff

  • By Claudia on 03-25-14

Thoroughly enjoyable Dom/sub story

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

Reviewed: 02-27-14

I love Shoshanna Evers' writing! It's fresh, it's fun and the characters are not perfect - they are actually very flawed and that makes the story more believable.

On occasion in the audio, when the narrator ended a sentence, there seemed to be a slight echo at the end, but that may have been the mic they used. Thankfully, it didn't distract or detract from the listening experience.

11 of 14 people found this review helpful