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  • Four Real

  • Ménage and More
  • By: Alyssa Turner
  • Narrated by: Vivianna Marlowe, Curt Bonnem, Erin Bateman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Lead singer of the start-up band Four Real Tricia Donahue left her hometown with one question: How can you love three men at once? She’s convinced herself it can’t be done - not without living up to her family’s infamous reputation. Now, years later, lead guitarist Michael Hill is touring with world-famous TRE, far removed from the small-town band he once called his family. Home will never be the same until he makes things right. Reunion time for four best friends with unfinished business means they will finally face the music.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yes please!

  • By Brandie @AudiobookObsession on 10-18-18

Tastefully written

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

Reviewed: 11-29-18

I was a little worried about this one since a like ménage books but I don’t like ones when there is male on male or woman on woman. But this book was so well written that it didn’t even bother me.

Tricia has been in love with 3 men for a very long time but after one night 8 years ago she is running from them. When they all show up to play for their reunion the feelings they once shared is still strong. Will Tricia run or will she stand up and allow herself the happily ever after she wants? You will have to read it to find out. The narrators did an excellent job of bringing this story to life for me! I recommend this book to anyone who loves a good book and an open mind.

  • Daring Proposal

  • Dare Menage Series, Book 2
  • By: Jeanne St. James
  • Narrated by: Ava Lucas, Tor Thom, JF Harding
  • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

Eve desires two men, but not just any two. Both happen to be former Super Bowl champions and best friends. When both men participate in a Celebrity Date Night charity event, Eve's determined to not only be the winning bidder for the retired NFL quarterback Lawrence "Long Arm" Landis, but also Cole Dixon, his former Boston Bulldogs teammate. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hot!

  • By Virginia on 09-21-18

HOT!

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

Reviewed: 11-24-18

Since losing her husband years ago in a tragic accident, Eve Sanders hasn’t dated. Her husband’s death proved life is short, so why waste time denying her unfulfilled desires. Eve desires two men, but not just any two. Both happen to be former Super Bowl champions and best friends.

When both men participate in a Celebrity Date Night charity event, Eve’s determined to not only be the winning bidder for the retired NFL quarterback Lawrence “Long Arm” Landis, but also Cole Dixon, his former Boston Bulldog’s teammate. However, Ren not only has a problem with another man dating the same woman, but he definitely isn’t planning on sharing her in the same bed. Even if it’s with his best friend.

Openly bi-sexual, Cole is sexually attracted to Ren and has secretly wanted him for years. He’s never acted upon it, assuming Ren wouldn’t want to be with another man. Eve’s daring proposal gives Cole hope his dream with Ren will come true.

Being with two men is one of Eve’s fantasies, but never in her life has she been so bold. Not only is she nervous about proposing something so daring to the two men, but will both be willing?

Okay so this book is so smoking. I really enjoyed this one and I think that Ava Lucas, Tor Thom and JF Harding did a great job of bringing this HOT story to life. I now need to go back and read the first book in this series.

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  • Royal Love

  • Last Royals, Book 1
  • By: Cristiane Serruya
  • Narrated by: Lacy Laurel, Logan McAllister
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

Angus Augustus Braxton-Lenox is the king of a small European kingdom. He lives a charmed life as a royal, but it’s devoid of love and romance. While his mother is obsessed with finding him another wife to continue the regal bloodline, Angus would be content with mere happiness. Siobhan Falkner was abandoned by her mother and grew up as an orphan. Forbidden lust blossoms between Angus and Siobhan. The stunning woman soon finds herself pregnant and in a pivotal role for the future of the kingdom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Modern day Cinderella Story

  • By Krystyn - AudiobookObsession on 11-14-18

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 10-19-18

So this is the first book by Cristiane Serruya that I have had the pleasure to listen to; however it will not be the last.

Angus Augustus Braxton-Lenox is the king of a small European kingdom. He lives a charmed life as a royal, but it’s devoid of love and romance. While his mother is obsessed with finding him another wife to continue the regal bloodline, Angus would be content with mere happiness.

Siobhan Falkner was abandoned by her mother and grew up as an orphan. Far from having a silver spoon in her mouth, she works as a waitress by day and dreams of owning her own jewelry store at night.

One hot, erotic night, forbidden lust blossoms between Angus and Siobhan. The stunning woman soon finds herself pregnant and in a pivotal role for the future of the kingdom.

But the couple has more to worry about than romance and marred bloodlines. The king’s mother is determined to prevent his son from marrying a commoner. And an enemy of the crown is bent on having her revenge…

This book was so good to me. I loved every minute of the storyline. The characters are well developed and I could totally relate to them. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a great read!

Lacy Laurel and Logan McAllister brought this story to life for me and I really enjoyed it! I can't wait to get my hands one the next book in this series!

  • The Billionaire's Triplets, Book 3: The Fake Fiance

  • By: Mia Caldwell
  • Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

Hailey Bishop was used to low expectations, accepting whatever the world’s tides sent her way. She had a boyfriend, a best friend, and a degree in library sciences, although no job yet. If Brian ever proposed, she'd probably say yes. Then Hailey got the "letter", unexpectedly, from a sister at the orphanage in which she'd grown up. It revealed the name of her birth mother. It took Hailey only a few Google searches to find Annabel Edwards, who was semi-famous and living in Spain. Hailey not only had a mother, but two sisters who each had triplets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting Story!

  • By Virginia on 09-28-18

I must read the first 2 books!

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

Reviewed: 10-06-18

The Billionaire’s Triplets “Fake Fiance” by Mia Caldwell
Narrated by Meghan Kelly

I must read the first 2 books!

Notorious playboy Alexander Foxworth needs cash, but he can’t get it from his family fortune, or Foxworth Enterprises, because he’s just found out that a long-time trusted family employee has absconded, embezzled, stolen untold millions while Alexander was busy having a good time, instead of minding the store.
But, Emilio will pay the price for his treachery and in the meantime, Alexander just needs to have a meeting with Julio Torres. The Torres Group oversees the castle restoration project in Scotland, and with winning that bid, Alexander could continue operating his lifestyle and paying his employees and staff and not even the British Tabloids would learn how badly he was played by Emilio.
Unfortunately, another firm already got the bid. Lucky for Alexander, he had dirt on that firm and now, they’re suddenly unable to complete the contract. Next step, the meeting with Julio Torres, which is why Alexander has come to Madrid. But, after finding out his contact couldn’t even get him a meeting with Julio Torres, because, Julio wouldn’t even consider the firm, because Julio Torres is very straight laced doesn't want to do business with a confirmed playboy.
Alexander is incensed, furious, but undaunted, because, nobody can restore a castle better than a Foxworth! Nobody!
Which is why he hatches a plan, to find a fake fiancé, and show stuck-up Julio Torres what an upstanding, stable, family-oriented man he is. If only, he’d gotten the phone number of that woman he’d bedded the night before. She’d be perfect for the job.

Hailey Bishop grew up in an orphanage. No one ever wanted to adopt her. And for the longest time, she considered herself without family, alone. But, then one day one of the sisters at the orphanage, gave her ‘the letter,’ and that’s when Hailey found out who her birth mother was. She was Annabel Edwards, an American divorce who was thought to have perished after a super-yacht capsized off the coast of African, several years before. But, she had survived with amnesia, living in a village, and her memory came back in time for her to turn up at the wedding of her oldest acknowledged daughter’s wedding, a fairy tale wedding to wealthy Spanish real estate developer, Julio Torres, a wedding which Hailey got every image and video of from the European presses, because it gave her a chance for the first time in her life, to see the lives of people who were, her family, even if they never were to know she existed.
Lissa was already the mother of three babies, the Billionaire’s Triplets, as they the tabloids lovingly referred to them, before Julio Torres even knew he was a dad. After they re-met and fell in love again and got married, there was another story involving Annabel’s youngest daughter, Joan, who married a soccer star, despite his legal issues, and they had triplets as well, and they’re lives were frequently talked about in the tabloids. Hailey spent countless hours reading the clips and re-watching the videos, always when her boyfriend wasn’t around. No one knew that she knew about who her real mother was, and that’s how Hailey had meant to keep it.
But, when she came home and found Brain in bed with another woman, everything changed for Hailey, and the next thing she knew, she used most of her savings to for a one-way ticket to Spain. Because, now more than ever, Hailey needed her mother – even if her mother wanted nothing to do with her and had probably forgotten that she’d ever been born. Unfortunately, turns out the entire Torres family, including her mother, half-sisters, and her six little nephews and nieces, have all gone to Scotland.

This book was very interesting. It was a good read and I recommend it for anyone who likes a good book. If you love audio books then Meghan Kelly did an excellent job of narrating.

  • Decadent Dreams

  • By: Nicole Garcia
  • Narrated by: Kai Kennicott, Wen Ross
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239

My dreams haunt me. I feel as if I am falling into a pit of impending doom, but even that has not prepared me for the roller-coaster of emotions that flood over me when I'm near Phoenix. I have to keep my distance from her. I need to. It's the only thing I can do to keep from getting hurt again. Staying away from her proves to be a much harder task than I could have ever imagined. She's not only my assistant, but she's half my age.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everything I want in a romance book 💕💕

  • By Mandymay💄👠👛 on 09-10-17

Exciting Read!

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

Reviewed: 10-02-18

Decadent Dreams by Nicole Garcia
Narrated by: Kai Kennicott, Wen Ross


Exciting Read!

Nico

My dreams haunt me. I feel as if I am falling into a pit of impending doom, but even that has not prepared me for the roller-coaster of emotions that flood over me when I'm near Phoenix. I have to keep my distance from her. I need to. It's the only thing I can do to keep from getting hurt again. Staying away from her proves to be a much harder task than I could have ever imagined. She's not only my assistant, she's half my age. She gets under my skin and irritates the shit out of me, yet, one smile, one laugh, and I'm melting into a puddle at her feet. Falling in love with her is a bad idea, a very bad idea because she just may be the one who breaks my heart for good this time.

Phoenix
Nico is my boss. He's demanding, bitter, brooding, and a downright bully at times. But, all that doesn't deter me from him at all because I can see the kindness and compassion in his eyes. I know the secret he's keeping from everyone and why he's so guarded with his heart. I don't care about his secret, nor do I care that he's twice my age. What matters is the undeniable attraction we feel for each other. If only he can just let go of the past and see what's right in front of him.

So I have to be totally honest...I usually pick my books by the cover. This cover did not grab me it looks more like the cover of the books my mom is more into, so originally I passed over but I went back and decided to read the blurb. I am so glad I did because this was an excellent story that was excellently written. I fell in love with Nico and his family and friends. Nicole did an excellent job of pulling you into the story and I loved it all.

This story has some heat to it and a lot of things going on in these two people’s lives. If you like a spicy and sexy book this book is definitely for you! I really enjoyed the audible. Kai Kennicott and Wen Ross did a great job of bring this story to life! I am so happy I decided to give this book a chance!

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  • Constant Craving

  • By: Tamara Lush
  • Narrated by: Nicole Blessing
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

I'm shocked when Rafael Menendez de Aviles - my first love, my one downfall - appears at my business, offering to save it from bankruptcy. I'm even more stunned when Rafael, looking hotter than ever, makes a proposition: spend the next month together, allowing him to do anything he desires with me. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing read!

  • By Krystyn - AudiobookObsession on 10-05-18

Interesting and good!

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

Reviewed: 09-29-18

Constant Craving by Tamera Lush

Interesting and Great!

The plot of this book is 2 college sweethearts that are torn apart for many reasons. Justine is shocked when her first love appears at her newspaper, offering to bail it out of bankruptcy. She’s even more shocked when Rafael makes a proposition: spend the next month together, allowing him to do anything he desires with her, and her newspaper gets everything it needs.
But is Rafael only back in Justine’s life to show her what she’s missed all these years? Or is he out for revenge? Justine isn’t sure, but Rafael is still devastatingly sexy — and she knows that his touch, his kisses, his body, leaves her powerless.
She knows that opening their hearts and giving their bodies to each other a second time may destroy them forever…especially when the pain of the past and difficult choices for the future collide.
I enjoyed this book and it’s characters. However I would have like a little more at the end. I feel like the author had a good plot and good characters. I enjoyed the narrator! If you like audible books this is a good one to listen to. I recommend this book to anyone who likes a good story about two people who against the odds find their way back to each other!

  • Gorgeous Chaos

  • Beautiful Mess Series, Book 3
  • By: T. K. Leigh
  • Narrated by: Anadelle Waters
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 93

Finally able to face her fears of abandonment, Olivia Adler begins to prepare for the next phase of her life. But Alexander Burnham is still holding on to all the secrets about Olivia's past, trying to protect her. As days go by, Olivia is slowly starting to remember her past, and Alexander realizes that it's only a matter of time before she puts all the pieces together and figures out who he is… and who she is.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not worth your time

  • By N Morgan on 02-19-15

Another Great Series!

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

Reviewed: 09-22-18

‘Gorgeous Chaos’ finds Oliver Adler facing her fears of being abandon. She is ready to move forward with the next phase of her life with Mr. Burnham. Alexander is still holding on to all the secrets from Olivia’s past, all in the name of her protection. Little does he know there are enemies in his ring of trust. Olivia is remembering more and more everyday. The more she remembers the more danger she is in.

T.K. Leigh has done an excellent job of holding my interest throughout this entire series. In ‘A Beautiful Mess’ she made me fall in love with the characters. They are very well developed and very relatable. We started this interesting ride that took us deeper and deeper into a very great plot. Then in ‘A Tragic Wreck’ she pulled me further and further into this plot that kept me on the edge of my seat. I was biting my fingernails waiting to see how it all would end. Then I got my hands on ‘Gorgeous Chaos’ ...she blew me away! Excellent series!

This book and series is intended for mature audiences. It is filled with some sexy love scenes, some violence, and mature language. It is however a great series to read. ‘Gorgeous Chaos’ made my mouth drop open, made me want to throw my kindle, and made me say “What the What?! Outstanding! I had my suspicions but it was what I guessed but not to the extent as it was! GREAT BOOKS! I can’t wait for Cam’s Story! Excellent writing T.K. Leigh! Love it!

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  • Losing a Piece of Me

  • By: K.B. Andrews
  • Narrated by: Sarah Puckett
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

I have a secret. A secret that chased me away from my home, my family, away from the only man I've ever loved. I took that secret and pushed it down inside of me.So far down, that it never had a chance of coming out. That dirty little secret was like a seed. A seed that took root and grew to become a piece of me. But what happens when that secret has finally outgrown me? When its vines climb over every wall I have in place? When it finally overfills that little spot inside of me that it's been buried in for so long now? All secrets come out eventually. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW WOW WOW!

  • By Brandie @AudiobookObsession on 09-22-18

Enjoyable Read!

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

Reviewed: 09-22-18

Losing A Piece of Me by K.B. Andrews
Reviewed by Estella Blessed for Love Romance Books Blog

Enjoyable Read

K.B. Andrews main point in this book is two people who have been in love most their lives but are torn apart by a secret. Lex has been keeping a secret for 6 years and this secret has been eating her alive. This secret chased her away from home, her family, away from the only man she has ever loved. She tries to push the secret down inside of herself. And so far down, that it never had a chance of coming out. That dirty little secret was like a seed. A seed that took root and grew to become a piece of her. When it finally overflows that little spot inside of Lex that it's been buried in for so long now. All secrets come out eventually.

I enjoyed this book. I enjoyed the plot it made me think one thing but it turned out to be something else. I love when books have you thinking it’s going one way and then it turns out to be something you never saw coming. This book was well written and the characters were well built. I was totally invested in the characters. This book had me going through all the emotions with the characters.

I recommend this book for anyone who enjoys a book with a few surprises.

I enjoyed the audible. The narrator, Sarah Puckett, was very animated and helped to bring the characters to life.

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  • Issued to the Bride: One Airman

  • Brides of Chance Creek, Book 2
  • By: Cora Seton
  • Narrated by: Wendy Tremont King
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73

Airman Connor O'Riley never believed in love until he saw proof of it in the most unlikely place - a battlefield in the middle of the Syrian civil war. Now he's in hot water with the Air Force, and if he wants to clear his name he'll have to put his new-found belief in love to the test-by convincing his superior officer's daughter to marry him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love an Airman!

  • By Amy on 05-03-18

Another Great Series!

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

Airman Connor O'Riley never believed in love until he saw proof of it in the most unlikely place--a battlefield in the middle of the Syrian civil war. Now he's in hot water with the Air Force, and if he wants to clear his name he'll have to put his new-found belief in love to the test--by convincing his superior officer's daughter to marry him.

Sadie Reed is done with love. Her poor choices nearly got her sisters killed when she fell for a man entrenched in the drug trade. She's ready to leave Chance Creek-just as soon as her sister returns from her honeymoon. So when a handsome airman shows up at Two Willows, with orders from her father to help Sadie build a legacy project, she gives Connor one month to get it done.

Connor never thought he'd fall for Sadie, but when he learns she means to leave, he knows far more than his mission--and his future--is at stake. Can he convince her to stay?

Or will love remain out of his reach for good?

So I love when an author can keep a plot going through the series and still the books be good. This one is no exception. The Reed when can hold their own and I love that about this series! Excellent!

  • Enthrall Climax

  • Enthrall Sessions, Book 8
  • By: Vanessa Fewings
  • Narrated by: Ava Erickson, Sebastian York
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

Mia Lauren is set to become the wife of powerful billionaire Cameron Cole. A lifetime of realized dreams and fulfilled desires lay ahead...but their entire world is about to come crashing down. An intimate betrayal fractures Cameron’s empire, springing forth new threats from every direction. Everything is at risk. Everyone is in danger. Before Mia and Cameron can relish the rewards of the journey, they must survive its climax. Some passions live forever.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Spectacular Ending!

  • By Estella Blessed on 03-18-18

Spectacular Ending!

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

Reviewed: 03-18-18

I was asked for an honest review. I really enjoyed listening to the audio book for Enthrall Climax. This story is full of heat, danger, excitement and overall greatness. I really enjoyed Sebastian and Eva narrating this story. I felt more apart of the story while listening to it! I highly recommend you to read or listen to a spectacular ending!

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