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  • Modern Girl's Guide To Vacation Flings

  • By: Gina Drayer
  • Narrated by: Lynn Barrington
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110

Beth Riley wasn't looking for commitment. She thought a hot no-strings-attached vacation fling would help her forget her latest dating disaster, and the sexy guy she'd met on the plane seemed like a perfect candidate. But Matt wasn't what she expected.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I LOVED THIS SO MUCH!!!

  • By Annie The Audible Addict!!! on 05-17-16

Fun at Sea

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

Reviewed: 07-27-18

I really enjoyed the book for the most part. It was fun and light and the chemistry was great. My only quibble is that Beth was kind of an awful person at points in the book. I get that her actions didn't come from a mean or malicious place but was due to insecurity and neurosis however she treated Matt so badly at times that I truly could not understand why he kept pursuing her. I guess his little brain was doing the thinking.

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  • Destined for an Early Grave

  • Night Huntress, Book 4
  • By: Jeaniene Frost
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,940
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,965
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,975

Since half-vampire Cat Crawfield and her undead lover Bones met six years ago, they’ve fought against the rogue undead, battled a vengeful Master vampire, and pledged their devotion with a blood bond. Now it’s time for a vacation. But their hopes for a perfect Paris holiday are dashed when Cat awakes one night in terror. She’s having visions of a vampire named Gregor, who’s more powerful than Bones and has ties to her past that even Cat herself didn’t know about.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-26-10

Why?

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

Reviewed: 07-27-18

Why did Jeaniene Frost have to do that to my Bones? I've loved his character since book 1. I've loved Bones and Cat together. Even the events at the end of book 1 were wrapped up between them with a minimum of misunderstanding and angst. Yet I spent a large part of this book incredibly frustrated at Bones. His coldness and unwillingness to talk about his issues with Cat. His expecting her to be completely open to him and yet him being closed off to her. Even Cat was grating at times. I enjoyed Vlad, as always, so that was a bright spot. It wasn't enough to make me give up on the series though as I'm hoping this was a fluke. One issue does not ruin an entire series. Still, here's hoping the next book brings back the Bones and Cat I know and love.

  • Edge of Hunger

  • By: Rhyannon Byrd
  • Narrated by: Lola Holiday
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 96

Ian Buchanan has always felt the unknown--the deep, impenetrable darkness that lives within him. Yet he is determined to lead a "normal" life, ignoring the unsettling dreams in which he succumbs to his wildest desires.... Until psychic Molly Stratton tracks him down, claiming to share his sensual nightmares.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hot Paranormal/Erotic Romance

  • By Book Worm on 04-23-09

Promising But...

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

Reviewed: 07-27-18

This book started off really well and drew me in but as it progressed I grew more and more disenchanted with Ian. His stubborn unwillingness to listen to anybody else and his instance upon treating Molly like she couldn't make up her own mind what she wanted just grated on my nerves. He spent a good chunk of the book being a petulant, angry, whiny man-baby with a Texas sized martyr complex.

  • At Grave's End

  • Night Huntress, Book 3
  • By: Jeaniene Frost
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,486
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,407
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,399

It should be the best time of half-vampire Cat Crawfield’s life. With her undead lover, Bones, at her side, she’s successfully protected mortals from the rogue undead. But though Cat’s worn disguise after disguise to keep her true identity a secret from the brazen bloodsuckers, her cover’s finally been blown, placing her in terrible danger.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • My Public Apology To Tavia Gilbert

  • By Wendy on 05-01-12

The Saga Continues

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

Reviewed: 07-19-18

I enjoyed this entry in the series though it's become less romance and more action/fantasy. This book was a pretty thrilling listen and I have to say that the more books I listen to the less Tavia Gilbert's performance of Bones bugs me. You just get used to it and she does a really good job of differentiating between the different characters and giving them each their own distinctive voice. I felt like this book was a bit slower than previous ones, at least for the first 2/3 but then it cranked it up to 11 in the last part of the book. I will absolutely keep reading to find out what's next for Cat and Bones.

  • Eternal Kiss of Darkness

  • The Night Huntress World Series, Book 2
  • By: Jeaniene Frost
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,924
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,031
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,024

Chicago private investigator Kira Graceling should have just kept on walking. But her sense of duty refused to let her ignore the moans of pain coming from inside a warehouse just before dawn. Suddenly she finds herself in a world she’s only imagined in her worst nightmares.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Okay, Bones doesn't sound like my British ex but!

  • By Ashley on 03-03-11

Love Mencheres!

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

Reviewed: 07-13-18

I really enjoyed this book a lot. I have always liked the character of Mencheres but he was kind of one-dimensional because we only got one aspect of him but this book really fleshed him out and I was so glad they did. I also loved Kira. It was refreshing having a kickass female character after the last book with Denise. There is a fine line between tough and courageous and just rushing willy nilly into situations with no thought or skill. This was a fun read and a great continuation of the series, plus we got more Vlad which is always a win. My only minor quibble is that Frost uses the word loins A LOT. Like a lot a lot. Still, if that's the only issue with a book then that's a win all around.

  • First Drop of Crimson

  • Night Huntress World, Book 1
  • By: Jeaniene Frost
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,660
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,605
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,613

He is Spade, a powerful, mysterious vampire who has walked the earth for centuries and is now duty-bound to protect this endangered, alluring human—even if it means destroying his own kind. Denise may arouse his deepest hungers, but Spade knows he must fight his urge to have her as they face the nightmare together, because once the first crimson drop falls, they will both be lost.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVED IT

  • By Jes on 08-05-11

Mostly great

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

I enjoyed the story overall and I really liked Spade. He was a great character. The demonic story line was really interesting and it was great to see Bones and Cat again. My only gripe is Denise. I did not care for her character. At all. She was pretty much an idiot. She was constantly trying to martyr herself and throw herself into situations that even a child would know better. Knowing she has PTSD she would insist on going into situations that she knew would trigger it. She was just an exhausting character to listen to because I spent a good chunk of my listening time being frustrated with her.

  • One Foot in the Grave

  • Night Huntress, Book 2
  • By: Jeaniene Frost
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,447
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,155
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,168

You can run from the grave, but you can't hide. Half-vampire Cat Crawfield is now Special Agent Cat Crawfield, working for the government to rid the world of the rogue undead. She's still using everything Bones, her sexy and dangerous ex, taught her. But when Cat is targeted for assassination, the only man who can help her is the vampire she left behind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unfinished business - Outstanding

  • By GH on 04-02-16

Glad I Kept Going

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

I'll admit I had some reservations about continuing the series after book 1 for a couple of reasons. The first one was one it seems I shared with many others. Bone's voice. While I still think that Tavia Gilbert makes him sound like the worm in the wall from the movie Labyrinth (kids ask your parents) it seems to have slowly grown on me. I also have grown to appreciate the fact that she actually acts out the emotions on the page instead of simply reading. The second reservation was that I was hesitant to read an ongoing series like this in which it's the same main characters each book. Other series I have read have had trouble keeping that going. I will say though that I was pleasantly surprised to find that I enjoyed this book more than the first. I actually found this book more romantic and more sexy than the first and that usually isn't the case. In romance all the steam usually comes at the beginning of a relationship but this book was seriously hot. I'm glad I continued reading and look forward to book 3.

  • Halfway to the Grave

  • Night Huntress, Book 1
  • By: Jeaniene Frost
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,401
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,552
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,567

Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of these deadbeats is her father—the one responsible for ruining her mother's life. Then she's captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and is forced into an unlikely partnership. In exchange for help finding her father, Cat agrees to train with the sexy night stalker until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs. She's amazed she doesn't end up as his dinner…are there actually good vampires?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprised! SPECTACULAR AND SEXY!

  • By BVerité on 11-16-11

Intriguing Beginning

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

Reviewed: 07-05-18

I bought this book not knowing that this was an ongoing series so the open ending was a bit of a surprise and I was less than thrilled with the way it ended. Like others, I was quite put off by the depiction of Bones' voice. I understand why she went with the Cockney accent as he was low born and a criminal but it wasn't a good Cockney accent. It wasn't quite as bad as Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins but it was up there. I have too many British relatives to not roll my eyes whenever I hear a bad English accent. On the good side, Tavia Gilbert was very good at emoting. She didn't just read, she acted out the emotions and inflections of each character and she gave each of those characters their own distinctive voices. I liked it enough to get the second book in the series but mostly because book 1 ended so abruptly that I felt a need to see what happens. I saw that this is a 7 book series and I'm not sure the story is going to be able to be carried on for that long but I'll take it book by book and see how I feel.

  • Dirty

  • By: Megan Hart
  • Narrated by: Elenna Stauffer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,169
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 585
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 582

This is what happened: I met him at the candy store. He turned and smiled at me and I was surprised enough to smile back. This was not a children's candy store, mind you, this was the kind of place you went to buy expensive imported chocolate truffles for your boss' wife because you felt guilty for having sex with him when you were both at a conference in Milwaukee.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Read in this Order: DIRTY, BROKEN, STRANGER

  • By L.D. on 07-05-09

Oh Dear...

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

Reviewed: 06-26-18

The narrator...I just couldn't get past it. The story is good. The writing is good but I just couldn't keep listening to the narrator. She was fine when just reading or when speaking in a female voice but her male voices were, and I can not stress this enough, HORRENDOUS. It's hard to listen to a story that's supposed to be sexy when the male protagonist, who is supposed to be masculine and intensely sexy, sounds like a prepubescent boy who is trying to do a fake grown-up voice to make himself sound older. I swear I kept expecting Dan to utter the words "I'm Batman" in a faux gravelly voice. Just awful.

  • Wicked Choice

  • The Wicked Horse Vegas, Book 4
  • By: Sawyer Bennett
  • Narrated by: Lance Greenfield, Kirsten Leigh
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104

Life as a mercenary is a solitary one, but the team at the Jameson Group is content with letting loose at their favorite sex club, the Wicked Horse. For two of its members, dirty days lead to wicked nights, and the team morale is better for it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wicket Hot!

  • By Theresa Martin on 03-19-18

Emphasis on the Romance

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

Reviewed: 06-26-18

This entry into the series was much more of a traditional romance than any of the other Wicked Horse books. The last book had an emphasis on the sexy and this book had an emphasis on the sweet. There was very little Wicked Horse action in this book and the relationship between Bodie and Rachel was monogamous from the get-go. Bodie was such a sweet man and Rachel was the one with the commitment issues, which made for a fun bit of gender reversal. There was a point in the final act where I thought things were going to go a certain way and I was all set to get irritated but it resolved itself very quickly. I love when the protagonists in my romance novels have the ability to act like adults and use their words.