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Diana Turmenne

PEABODY, MA, United States
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  • This Changes Everything

  • Oakland Hills, Volume 4
  • By: Gretchen Galway
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Tech entrepreneur Sly has a portfolio of lucrative San Francisco Bay Area start-ups, but while his financial options are unlimited, his romantic options are anything but. Bored with the same old, same old, he finds himself spending more and more time with Cleo, his former piano teacher and current pizza-eating, binge-TV-watching partner.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love Changes Everything!

  • By Pyewackett on 01-26-17

Best friends falling in love what could be better?

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

Reviewed: 02-01-16

I love Gretchen Galway's books! This one is no exception. Sly and Cleo have been friends for years and they may be attracted butt they never act on it. Cleo things she isn't Sly's type so she pushes him away a lot during this book. Sly doesn't really know what he wants since he is at loose ends in his career and his love life and is afraid to repeat his parents mistakes. They of course are thrust together in a situation that makes them both see things a little differently but Cleo is afraid because of her past. It was a very well done story I enjoyed the match making antics of Trixie but I like that she fell in her own trap as well in this story. I am really glad that Sylvester got his own story I really enjoyed him in Mark and Rose's story. Tanya Eby did a great job again. I really hope there are more books in this series and they come to audible.

  • Not Quite Perfect

  • Oakland Hills Volume 3
  • By: Gretchen Galway
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80

Serial temp worker April Johnson is nothing like her wildly successful brothers. She doesn't have an Olympic gold medal. She doesn't have millions in the bank from a tech company she founded as a teenager. She doesn't even have a place to live, not since her boyfriend snuck off in the middle of the night - skipping out on the rent, his three-legged dog, and her. Now forced to move back home with her mother and grovel for a job from one of her brothers, April decides it's past time she got serious about her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet and dreamy

  • By River on 08-22-18

Gretchen Galway does it again!

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

Reviewed: 11-08-15

This book was really great. I loved April and her snark and her love of art and being such a free spirit on the outside. I also loved Zach and how grounded he seemed on the outside and of course a guy with glasses always has a special place in my heart. I really liked how they helped each other out of their comfort zones. This was a very nice love story with a few communication break downs but nothing that couldn't be resolved. Also the rest of the people around them really made this book wonderful. Highly recommend this series!

  • This Time Next Door

  • Oakland Hills, Book 2
  • By: Gretchen Galway
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 132
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 123

Twenty-six-year-old Rose Devlin may shop in the plus-size department, but she's never had a problem attracting men - with disastrous consequences. Rose has sworn off casual sex and moved to California to grow up, help her best friend, and make something of herself. When Rose asks the cute-but-geeky guy next door to help her land a job in high tech, she never expects to unearth his quiet strength, stunning accomplishments - and hidden talents.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this series! Nerds rule!

  • By Diana Turmenne on 11-06-15

Love this series! Nerds rule!

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

Reviewed: 11-06-15

I have a special place in my heart for geeky heroes and plus sized heroines and this book fit both bills. I loved Mark and his shyness and smarts and his awkwardness around the opposite sex. I loved Rose's humor and outgoing nature and how they complimented each other so well. The chemistry and between them was outstanding and the sexy naked fun time. There was some bumps in their road and misunderstandings but over all I really enjoyed how these two interacted with each other. I also enjoyed the rest of the cast of characters in this book and can't wait to listen to more in this series. Tanya Eby did a great job as well.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Love Handles

  • A Romantic Comedy
  • By: Gretchen Galway
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 332
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 306
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 309

The world of fitness apparel isn't ready for Beverly Lewis. She hates the gym, is nice to everybody, and shops at Ross Dress for Less. When she's not teaching preschool, she's wearing yoga pants...to nap in. So when she inherits her estranged grandfather's fitnesswear company in San Francisco, nobody expects her to keep it. Fite Fitness needs a heartless suit to save it from bankruptcy, not a thirty-year-old woman who cries when her students leave for kindergarten.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • This is not a romantic COMEDY!

  • By C. Macduff on 10-24-14

Gretchen Galway is great!

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

Reviewed: 11-04-15

I really enjoyed this book. I like how Gretchen Galway writes woman with real bodies and not just stick thin perfect people falling in love. I liked the idea of a kindergarten teacher becoming the head of a fitness clothes company as well. Bev was great and so was Liam and their chemistry. Her writing style kind of reminded me a little of Jennifer Crusie it was a nice love story with other small dramas thrown in. I really enjoyed Tanya Eby narrating I think she did a good job distinguishing each character.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fangs for the Memories

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,792
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,664
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,661

Half-Moon Hollow's supernatural social event of the season - Zeb's Titanic-themed werewolf wedding - is coming up, and Dick Cheney (not that Dick Cheney!) needs a date. But Andrea's had enough of clever, handsome, and rakish to last a lifetime, and Dick Cheney is certainly not the sort of man you bring home to mom (not that Andrea's deadist parents are speaking to her ever since she dropped out of college and became a blood surrogate).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • love the entire half moon hollow series!

  • By Bonita L. on 11-03-15

Only Molly Harper can make me love Dick Cheney!

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

Reviewed: 11-02-15

I love Dick Cheney so much and this just adds to my love for him from Molly Harper's other Half Moon Hollow books. I just wish it was longer honestly I could hear about Dick and Andrea all day but sadly this is only 2 hours. It was really great to see why Andrea caved and also why she had her walls up with Dick in the first place. I would recommend this book to anyone who has read any Molly Harper books and also any one who likes a short quirky romance. I am also so glad that Amanda Ronconi kept Andrea's voice the same in all the books.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Single Undead Moms Club

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,149
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,931
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,907

Widow Libby Stratton arranged to be turned into a vampire after she was diagnosed with late-stage cancer. It wasn't the best idea she'd ever had, but she was desperate - she wasn't about to leave her seven-year-old son to be raised by her rigid, overbearing in-laws.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved!!!

  • By Jessica on 10-28-15

Love Molly Harper and Amanda Ronconi!

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

Reviewed: 10-31-15

This book was great! I love a book that makes me laugh out loud and makes me blush while listening and this book fit both bills. I really enjoyed the love and devotion that Libby had for her son Danny and the desire to stick around and watch him grow up even is she had to do that as a vampire. I loved the chemistry between Libby and Wade and how they started out not liking each other but then gave each other a chance and saw how much they actually had in common. I really just wanted this story to keep going. I wanted to learn more about her sire and her family and her relationship with Wade. I think that is also the key to a good book not wanting it to end. I love Molly Harper's writing style with her snarky characters and funny situations and I loved seeing old characters from her other books in this one. I highly recommend this book if you like a cute snarky funny paranormal romance. I love how Amanda Ronconi brings these wonderful quirky characters to life every time she reads a Molly Harper book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • From Russia with Claws

  • By: Jacey Conrad, Gia Corona
  • Narrated by: Natasha Volkov
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 418
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 394
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 391

When alpha female Galina Sudenko agreed to attend her distant cousin's birthday party, she wasn't counting on meeting the devastatingly handsome and powerful rom alpha Andrey Lupesco or having her sexy times with him interrupted by the murder of her idiot brother-in-law, Sergei. But such is life when your father is one of the most powerful werewolves within Seattle's supernatural Russian organized crime syndicate.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not your typical Molly Harper

  • By M. M. Robinson on 08-19-15

I really enjoyed this book!

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

Reviewed: 08-24-15

I am a big fan of Molly Harper and her snark and humor in her other books. There is some of that in this one and it did make me laugh a few times but this wasn't your regular Molly Harper book which I think is why she is using a different name for it which is fine for me. I knew going in that there was going to be more sex and violence and I have read and listened to my share of erotic books and this one fit right in with the rest of them. I think it worked well with the story because it was darker all around with the Mafia and werewolves and murder and romance I think it was very well put together. I really enjoyed the characters and I hope to see more in the future. I was a little unsure of the narrator at first but after a little while she grows on you and she does the Russian accent really well. I know some people have said if you like Molly Harper don't read this book but I have to say I love Molly Harper and I enjoyed this book I think it adds another layer to her writing and I hope to see more of this in the future. If you like erotic books with werewolves and a HEA and some humor and family fun then this is the book for you.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,342
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,074
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,058

Gigi is no longer an innocent teen. All grown up and looking for love, her family and friends worry she'll go for the sexy, alluring vampire instead of a nice, safe human. But sexy and alluring, with a penchant for biting, could be just what Gigi wants...

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Sadly disappointing.

  • By CL on 03-28-15

Harper and Ronconi make me happy again!

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

Reviewed: 03-25-15

I loved this book! I have to say even when I read Molly Harper books in paperback or on my kindle I hear Amanda Ronconi reading in my head. They are amazing together and this book is no exception. Ronconi makes each person so distinctive so you always know who is talking in a room full of characters. I also love that she has narrated every one of Molly Harper's books and seems to remember the voices she gave to each character and when they are brought back she gives them the same voice. This book was really great about Gigi and her new job with the council and the issues with her holiday stalker and his memory loss. I really enjoyed Gigi and her new ninja skills and the fact she kept her snark and her blunt voice from when I first met her. I am so very happy she got her own book. As much as I liked her human boyfriend Ben and was sorry that didn't work out Nik makes up for it big time with his Russian accent and the fact he finds Dick Cheney's t-shirts hilarious. I highly recommend this audio book it made me laugh at my desk at work and on the train and in my car. I can't wait for the next book.

13 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • Better Homes and Hauntings

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,581
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,295
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,300

When Nina Linden is hired to landscape a private island off the New England coast, she sees it as her chance to rebuild her failing business after being cheated by her unscrupulous ex. She never expects that her new client, software mogul Deacon Whitney, would see more in her than just a talented gardener. Deacon has paid top dollar to the crews he’s hired to renovate the desolate Whitney estate - he had to, because the bumps, thumps, and unexplained sightings of ghostly figures in 19th-century dress are driving workers away faster than he can say “Boo.”

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Harper offered up a simple, entertaining tale that

  • By kimbacaffeinate on 07-16-14

Haunted house fun with Molly Harper!

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

Reviewed: 06-25-14

I really enjoyed this book! I have always loved haunted house books, movies, and TV shows. This book was great because it was a haunted house mystery with Molly Harper's humor and a couple of great love stories going on at the same time which is always fun. Amanda Ronconi did another amazing job narrating this book like she has done with all of Molly Harper's and a few other books I have bought just for her narrating them. I have always enjoyed Molly Harper's 1st person books because it is fun getting in the mindset of the main character. This book was fun too with her doing 3rd person since I have always wanted to know what her men are thinking. Also you got to know a lot more characters this way which was also fun. If you like Haunted house books, romance, humor, a great narrator, and sexy nerds this book is for you. I highly recommend this book and it is a stand alone so you don't have to read any other Molly Harper books first but you should anyway because they are awesome.

11 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • How to Run with a Naked Werewolf

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,816
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,544
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,522

Anna Moder has just witnessed a shooting, seen her car pulverized, and rescued a wounded stranger - only to discover he's really a werewolf. And by her recent standards, things are actually looking up. Lycanthropes don't faze Anna. Doctoring a wolf pack outside Grundy, Alaska, is the closest thing to home life she's known in years. But hitching a ride to Anchorage with long-absent pack member Caleb Graham - that's a risk. Part of her itches to whack his nose with a newspaper. The rest is trying unsuccessfully to keep her own paws off every delicious inch of him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Refreshing Book & Funny too!!!

  • By Hassan on 01-01-14

Love Harper's Werewolves more and more!

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

Reviewed: 01-06-14

I love Molly Harper's writing style so very much and this book was right up there with the rest of her books. This one was a little more intense and it pulled at my heart a little more like her stand alone And One Last Thing..That book was so good that I was laughing and cringing at situations like I was there and this book was just like that. This book had me nervous at times on what Anna was going to do or not do it had me falling for Caleb with his calmness and humor. I love all of the werewolf books of course but Caleb is my favorite Graham now. I really hope there are more in this series or at least spin offs like Half Moon Hollow has. I can't wait for Molly Harper's next book and I hope that too is read by Amanda Ronconi since she always does an amazing job.