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  • Melt for You

  • Slow Burn, Book 2
  • By: J. T. Geissinger
  • Narrated by: Pippa Jayne
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 546
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 490
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 485

Socially awkward Joellen Bixby has a date every Saturday - with her cat, a pint of ice cream, and fantasies of the way-too-handsome Michael Maddox. She’d give anything to win over the unattainable CEO of her firm, but how can she when she blends in so well with her cubicle? The answer may be closer than she thinks. Cameron McGregor is a cocky, tattooed Scottish rugby captain who just moved in next door. He’s not Jo’s type - at all - but the notorious playboy is offering to teach the wallflower everything he knows about inspiring desire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Took me by surprise

  • By GSKM in sc on 05-17-18

Will definitely listen again! 5 stars!

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

Reviewed: 08-18-18

A fan of the slow burn romance (The Hating Game, The Wall of Winnipeg), I am constantly on the search for titles with similar feels. This one had most of what I want, with imperfect characters to fall in love with, witty dialog, and a relationship that develops over time rather than the insta-love in most romances these days. Give me more!

Narration was spot on, and I was able to tell the difference between characters. The one flaw for me was that the lead female character was such a doormat that it was painfully cringeworthy.

5 stars are reserved for only those audios I immediately look forward to hearing again. This one is a winner!

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  • Anything You Can Do

  • By: R.S. Grey
  • Narrated by: Kimberly Roelle, Joshua Kumler
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231

Lucas Thatcher has always been my enemy. It's been a decade since I've seen him, but our years on opposite coasts were less of a lasting peace and more of a temporary cease-fire. Now that we're both back in our small town, I know Lucas expects the same old war, but I've changed since high school - and from the looks of it, so has he. The arrogant boy who was my teenage rival is now a chiseled doctor armed with intimidating good looks.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Annoying and Unconvincing

  • By Melissa on 10-16-17

Rivals to Lovers

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

Reviewed: 08-01-18

The story, though done many times before, was enjoyable. Fun banter, embarrassing situations, and quirky characters made this a book I will probably listen to again. The one drawback: the female lead was over the top competitive, to the point that I started thinking of her as psycho. She was unlikable at times.

Narration was good, with different voices for various characters. A recurring lisp was a little distracting, but overall well done

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  • Pucked

  • By: Helena Hunting
  • Narrated by: Nathan Everett, Muffy Newtown
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,195
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,048
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,051

With a famous NHL player for a stepbrother, Violet Hall is well acquainted with the playboy reputation of many a hockey star. So of course she isn't interested in legendary team captain Alex Waters or his pretty, beat-up face and rock-hard six-pack abs. But when Alex inadvertently obliterates Violet's misapprehension regarding the inferior intellect of hockey players, he becomes much more than just a hot body with the face to match.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narration

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-25-16

75% sex

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-11-18

I enjoy sex included in a romance, but not when the story is nearly non-existent bc there's so much of it. Narration is good except for the sometimes odd accent by the male narrator

  • Something About You

  • FBI-US Attorney Series, Book 1
  • By: Julie James
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,083
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 972
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 980

Staying overnight in a luxury hotel, Assistant U.S. Attorney Cameron Lynde overhears a high-profile murder involving a U.S. senator. Special Agent Jack Pallas is assigned to the investigation - the same Jack Pallas who still blames her for nearly ruining his career three years ago. Now the pair will have to put their rocky past behind them, focus on the case at hand - and smother the flame of their sizzling-hot sexual tension.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fun times with the FBI

  • By Noirbear on 04-28-13

Started off great, last third so-so

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-10-18

The first half of this audio had me listening and occassionally laughing. I was interested. Then about 75% through I realized that though I had it on, I wasn't paying any attention. The last third or so was okay, but very predictable. The verbal banter, suspense and sexual tension wasn't enough to make up for the lackluster plot. On the positive side, the legal profession setting was reasonably accurate.

  • In a Fix

  • In a Fix, Book 1
  • By: Linda Grimes
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

When her current client's fiance´ is kidnapped by neo-Vikings, Ciel finds herself caught between two men, both of whom are playing havoc with her emotions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great surprise!

  • By Stephanie on 08-14-13

Fun, twisty-turnny...

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

Reviewed: 05-28-18

At first it was hard to follow which character was speaking, but once I caught on to the story I found it funny and different. Some twists and turns I didn't see coming. Lots of ludicrous situations throughout the story, but it was easy to let loose and just enjoy the ride.

The only (minor) complaint was that the main character was attracted to not one, not two, but three different men. She didn't have ability to discern what she wanted.

All in all, a fun listen.

  • Checkmate

  • By: R. L. Mathewson
  • Narrated by: Fran Jules
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 916
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 864
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 863

There’s nothing worse than living next door to your childhood nemesis, except maybe being forced to share your dream project with him, being blackmailed into going along with something that was just wrong on so many levels, and having your hot cocoa stolen by the person that drove you to drink it in the first place.As long as she has plenty of hot cocoa, a pair of pliers on hand and is able to resist Connor O’Neil’s bad boy charm then Rory James should be able to make it through this project with her sanity intact.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  •  sweet, sexy, lighthearted, just plain funny!

  • By Jordy ♡♡♡♡ on 11-28-13

I wanted to like it...

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

Reviewed: 05-18-18

I enjoyed the first two installments of this series, although they were predictable and light. This installment had some enjoyable parts, but Conner was not likable. In the beginning, although both Conner and Rory were construction business owners, Conner kept thinking that she should "stay out of the way" so she wouldn't get hurt, and spend her time getting him coffee. He schemed to take her best workers, stole a project idea, and planned behind her back to put her out of business. It was offensive.

The writing wasn't great, with words being repeated, and I kept wondering if the author owned a thesaurus. The narrator could have made this better by using different emphasises, but didn't. Two plot points were weak and had me rolling my eyes and scratching my head.

The feeling I get is that the author was under time pressure and didn't take the time to develop and refine the book. I made myself finish the audio, but shouldn't have. Sorry.

  • Imperfect Chemistry

  • Imperfect Series, Book 1
  • By: Mary Frame
  • Narrated by: Rhiannon Angell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 62

Lucy London puts the word genius to shame. Having obtained her PhD in microbiology by the age of 20, she's amassed a wealth of knowledge, but one subject still eludes her - people. Enter Jensen Walker, Lucy's neighbor and the one person she finds appealing. Jensen's life is the stuff of campus legend: messy, emotional, and complicated. Basically, the perfect starting point for Lucy's study. When her tenaciousness wears him down and he consents to help her, sparks fly.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The perfect kind of love story

  • By Victoria Schwimley on 10-30-16

Cute and fun with feeling

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

Reviewed: 05-12-18

I'm always looking for a book which makes me laugh, but also has characters I care about. This book was mostly light, and the dialogue from the main character was pretty quirky and made me smile. The narrator was the perfect choice for Lucy. I wish that the book was longer, maybe with Lucy's family, who were a hoot! But on the other hand, I'm glad there wasn't useless filler. Will be looking for more from this author!

  • The Five Stages of Falling in Love

  • By: Rachel Higginson
  • Narrated by: Christine Marshall
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

Elizabeth Carlson is living in the pits of hell - also known as grief. Her husband of eight years, the father of her four children and the love of her life, died from cancer. Grady's prognosis was grim even from the start, but Liz never gave up hope he would survive. How could she, when he was everything to her? Six months later she is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life and get the kids to school on time. Both seem impossible. Everything seems impossible these days.

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

  • By Cyndi on 04-29-18

Good

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

Reviewed: 04-16-18

This is a slow developing romance, which is what I was looking for. Liz is a realistic mom, losing her temper and getting the kids to school late. Ben is a little too perfect, and I kept waiting for a believable reason he wanted to step into a ready made family.

Narration was okay, sometimes good, but towards the end was getting on my nerves. Maybe too much of the same tone?

Overall 3.5 stars, and I probably won't listen to again.

  • Just This Once

  • Escape to New Zealand, Book 1
  • By: Rosalind James
  • Narrated by: Claire Bocking
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,243
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,142
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,133

Everyone needs to be rescued sometimes. Everyone but Hannah Montgomery, that is. She just needs a vacation. Three weeks in New Zealand to sort out her life, figure out what she wants, seems just right. Oh, and to relax. She should definitely put that on the agenda. She certainly isn't looking for a fling with a professional rugby player, no matter how attractive he is. Hannah doesn't do casual. But maybe just this once.…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • INTRODUCE YOURSELF TO NEW ZEALAND ... AND ...

  • By MJG on 03-02-14

Story okay, narration okay

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

Reviewed: 04-14-18

Story was enjoyable, but not memorable. Liked the characters, although the H was too perfect. The narrator had the New Zealand accent, but I couldn't tell which character was speaking if more than one American was in the scene. No difference between men and women at all. Won't bother to listen to again.

  • Wanderlust

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage, Grace Grant
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,207
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,088
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,085

They say Paris is always a good idea.... You know what I say? Paris would be a much better idea if I spoke the dang language. I can't even board the metro to visit the Louvre without ending up at the Moulin Rouge, and let's not even mention how I'll ever make it through a day at my new office. Fortunately my company hooks me up with my own personal translator. Ooh la la. Or should I say bloody hell? Because he's charming, witty, and British, and he brings the city to life for me.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My new favorite narrator

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-09-18

Not bad, not memorable

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

Reviewed: 04-14-18

Three stars is probably harsh, but it's my personal code that a book is okay, but I won't listen to again. The setting in Paris is great, and the use of language translations was enjoyable. The characters were fine, but the story itself was lacking. When the reader knows how the book is going to end, the story needs to be a fun, or twisty, or interesting journey. This book, while having some fun moments, was overall boring.

Narration was good, especially given the number of accents required.

Not worth a credit. I got as part of the romance package.