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  • Before I Knew

  • The Cabots, Book 1
  • By: Jamie Beck
  • Narrated by: Siiri Scott
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 892
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 750
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 747

Author Jamie Beck returns with an engrossing series about family, friendship, and starting over. In this first Cabot novel, a legacy of secrets tests old friends seeking a second chance at life and love.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story/Bad narration

  • By MHelf on 09-26-17

A VERY ROMANTIC BOOK

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

Reviewed: 03-21-19

The story of Alex and Colby has many, many twists and problems. Their past is a large mess that has to be faced but are they strong enough to discuss it and have anything left.

Her dad is looking at tearing her family apart and her brother wants Colby to make a stand against her dad.

Her mother is a little clueless and a bit of a dependent on Colby's strength.

Alex's dad hates Colby and blames her for the death of his son. He also has a problem with grief and anger that is tearing his family apart.

Is there any chance for a longing that has been there for years undeclared?

  • Worth the Risk

  • St. James, Book 3
  • By: Jamie Beck
  • Narrated by: Scott Merriman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 611
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 516
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 515

When Jackson St. James decided that six weeks in Vermont's Green Mountains would help him get his life together, he didn't anticipate replacing his craving for whiskey with a craving for his alluring new landlord, Gabby. Now, instead of prioritizing his sobriety and the resolution of the lawsuit threatening his business, he's making excuses to spend time with the spunky young landscaper whose candor is more than a little addictive.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I read to the end

  • By ShariAnna - Arizona on 12-25-16

A TRUE ROMANCE

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

Reviewed: 03-16-19

This book is full of love and twists. With Jackson getting away from the city and his family so that he can relieve the pressure he's been under for such a long time you don't expect him to find a place outside of his life to be so comfortable.

He finds a small town and a great doctor to help him heal from his past. Finding a woman on the side of the road with car trouble is just a start to him finding a young woman who is wise beyond her years. She helps him get through a lot of his problems while she shares hers with him.

Having Jackson to help her when her father has a stroke is only the beginning. She has a young son named Luke, whose father is a pain of a cop that tries bullying her on a regular basis.

When Jackson makes his mind up all bets are off and he changes the way his family has always expected him to be.

  • Worth the Trouble

  • St. James, Book 2
  • By: Jamie Beck
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 861
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 736
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 736

Cover girl Cat St. James's picture-perfect life is anything but flawless. Luckily, she's a master of hiding the truth from the camera. Relying on that skill, she conceals her latest secret from her family while attending her brother's wedding. Her only trouble now is Hank Mitchell - the soft-spoken carpenter she'd once brushed aside. Seeing him at the reception underscores her private heartache and ignites unwelcome longing, which she promptly drowns in champagne.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Great Addition to the St. James Series!

  • By Adriana B on 04-09-16

I LOVED THIS BOOK

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

Reviewed: 03-14-19

The story of Hank and Catalinia maybe sad in some ways it is truthful and shows that sometimes life can be unforgiving but with the right person you can still be excited and happy with life.

After having to intervene where Jackson is concerned the family becomes stronger still and they learn of the past that has bothered him the last several months. Jackson is a driving force in Cat's life and the brother she turns ro.

After turning Hank away and still not talking with him the last time they were together Cat must find a way to get to talk with Hank again and make it right between them, she doesn't like hurting people, so she finds a way to bring them together again and change his mind about her.

  • Worth the Wait

  • By: Jamie Beck
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,831
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,583
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,564

Thirteen years ago, Vivi LeBrun was sketching a rooster and eating Oreos when she first met - and fell for - her friend's brother, David St. James. Since then, her love for David has only intensified thanks to years of friendship with his family, who rescued her from a lonely, tumultuous childhood. As she travels to Block Island to vacation with the St. James siblings, Vivi daydreams about reuniting with David, hoping he'll finally see her as his soul mate.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • DNF @ 45%..

  • By Trish R. on 03-26-17

I LOVED THIS BOOK

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

Reviewed: 03-13-19

The story of Vivo and her best friend Cat covers some very adult ideas while the story between Vivi and David is simply fantastic.

You see how Vivi struggles with letting go and growing up into her own person. She falters but she's sure she can get past a childhood crush and go on with her life.

She has a lot of help from everyone around her. She finds things to do on her own and she's happy about the changes.

Then Cat's boyfriend does just what Vivo has been afraid of.

This book has lots of twists and is intelligently written. Vivi is fun loving, upbeat, and adorable.

  • Unexpectedly Hers

  • Sterling Canyon, Book 3
  • By: Jamie Beck
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 501
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 424
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 424

By day, bashful wallflower Emma Duffy works at her family's bed-and-breakfast. By night, she secretly pens erotic romance hot enough to melt the snow in their cozy Rockies town. But Emma's real life is about to heat up when her mother books the entire inn to a professional snowboarder, hoping the publicity will put them on the map. In a karmic twist of fate, that guest is Wyatt Lawson, the man with whom Emma had shared the secret one-night stand that became the inspiration for her novel and its dreamy hero.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By Agsrgr8 on 04-01-19

LOVED THIS BOOK

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

Reviewed: 02-22-19

This is only the third book I've read of Jamie's and I truly loved it. The story of a young woman who has always lived by her mothers rules finding her own way in life was fantastic.

I have several girl cousins that were brought up in this type of situtation and the story could have been any one of theirs.

It's true to life and captivating good. I loved both Wyatt and Emma.

  • Brokedown Cowboy

  • By: Maisey Yates
  • Narrated by: Lillian Thayer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 174
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161

There are lines best friends shouldn't cross, but in Copper Ridge, Oregon, the temptation might be too much.... If practice makes perfect, Connor Garrett should be world champion of being alone. Since losing his wife, he's concentrated exclusively on his family's ranch. Until Felicity Foster needs a place to stay, and Connor invites her to move in temporarily. That's what friends do. What friends don't do? Start fantasizing about each other in their underwear. Or out of it....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • love the copper Ridge series

  • By GREWUP on 05-23-18

A Great Second Chance

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

Reviewed: 02-14-19

This is a wonderful story about a love that in one way should have been a first love but definitely was a perfect second love.

Felicity had been in love forever and when she moves into the home of her best friend her life started improving. She was given the look at a possible future. Then she had to fight for what was right for herself. She needed more than what she'd been offered Nd knew she had to fight for what was right for her.

  • Hard Wood

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York
  • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 707
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 660
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 660

Women often say a good man is hard to find. And a hard man is even better. That's why I'm quite a catch - good, hard, loaded, and wait for it...I'm ready to settle down too. But the woman I want to pitch my tent with lives clear across the country. Neither of us wants to get lost in those woods. All I have to do is resist her for the week she's in town. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Patrick and Mia have a special place in my heart!

  • By Shelley Haase on 10-24-17

Great Afternoon Book

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

Reviewed: 02-13-19

I enjoyed. seeing how these two got together. It was really good. I how you enjoy it too. The story was good and the chracters developed.

  • Ensnared

  • The Accidental Billionaires, Book 1
  • By: J. S. Scott
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Powers
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 591
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 485
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 479

Wildlife conservationist Jade Sinclair isn’t used to having money. But when she and her siblings learned they were part of the mega-rich Sinclair dynasty, they became billionaires overnight. Jade doesn’t even know how to act rich, especially when she’s dealing with an arrogant, privileged, unreasonably sexy snob like Eli Stone. Unlike Jade, Eli grew up rich, and he just keeps getting richer. Eli is always looking for an adventure, and he’s found an inviting one in Jade.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • no more stop<br />

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-22-18

Truly Romantic !

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

Reviewed: 02-13-19

I loved this story between a strong young woman who has just found her heritage and a troubled billionare.

  • Accidentally Hers

  • Sterling Canyon
  • By: Jamie Beck
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,265
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,076
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,071

When ruggedly sexy backcountry guide Grey Lowell moves to Sterling Canyon, Colorado, after buying the ski-expedition company Backtrax, his plans don't include romance. Still, it's fun to look - especially across a crowded restaurant at a beauty he dubs "Bambi". But all his plans change later that night when he's injured by a drunk driver.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pleasantly surprised!

  • By Lolasark on 03-20-16

A VERY ROMANTIC STORY

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

Reviewed: 02-12-19

This is one of the most romantic stories I have read. The characters were all well developed and easy to picture. I loved this story.

  • The Kiss Thief

  • By: L. J. Shen
  • Narrated by: Stephen Dexter, Savannah Peachwood
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 887
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 812
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 811

They say your first kiss should be earned. Mine was stolen by a devil in a masquerade mask under the black Chicago sky. They say the vows you take on your wedding day are sacred. Mine were broken before we left church. They say your heart only beats for one man. Mine split and bled for two rivals who fought for it until the bitter end. I was promised to Angelo Bandini, the heir to one of the most powerful families in the Chicago Outfit. Then taken by Senator Wolfe Keaton, who held my father’s sins over his head to force me into marriage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely a favorite for the year!

  • By Naughty Book Blog on 01-21-19

Great real life story.

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

Reviewed: 02-10-19

I think every individual needs to find and be themselves before they are part of a couple. It makes them stronger and it makes the couple stronger. in this book you learn that from Francesc

I loved this book at first I thought oh another mob book but I was pleasantly surprised to see that the storyline was always front and stayed in the front.

This is a wonderful romance about growing up and growing together even if you're a little damage

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