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  • A Dark Suspense
  • By: JA Huss
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Ava Erickson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,953
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,818
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,822

Battered, barefoot, and huddled under a bookstore awning in the pouring rain, Blue only knows one thing. After 15 months of captivity, finally she is free. Self-made millionaires JD and Ark are not out to save anyone when they stumble upon a wet and shivering girl one early Sunday morning. But when you sell sex for a living and salvation rings your bell, you answer the call. After years of searching, love lifts the veil of darkness, and three people - with three very big secrets - find themselves bound together.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sex, lies, and videotape...

  • By Laura on 06-09-16

Drugged desperate woman convinced to have sex

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

Reviewed: 08-31-18

There's nothing mentioned in any of the other reviews I've seen on this book so I'm putting it out there. The female character in this book is raped and sexually manipulated multiple times in the very beginning of this book by the 2 male characters. She is drugged and scared with nothing to her name but the clothes on her back when they find her and have sex with her. Several times she falls into unconsciousness but they just wake her up and keep going. While it's not violent, she is still not capable of consent in her condition and there should be a rape warning on this book.

I didn't finish the book.

  • Playing Dirty

  • By: C. L. Parker
  • Narrated by: Brian Pallino, Muffy Newtown
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148

Shaw Matthews plays to win, and he intends to snag a coveted partnership at San Diego's hottest sports agency by signing America's top athlete. Only one woman stands in his way: rival agent Cassidy Whalen. But eliminating the competition will be Shaw's pleasure when he concocts an ingenious plan to seduce Cassidy and show the beautiful ballbreaker who's the better man for the job. That is until Cassidy turns the tables - and their steamy encounters start breaking all the rules.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Cliffhanger WTH!!!!

  • By kp007 on 05-19-15

What a romance story would be if written by a man

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

Reviewed: 08-27-18

There was nothing romantic or loving in this book.

There are those reviewers who routinely negatively review books specifically based on the content of BDSM or power exchange regardless of how the rest of the story goes. These people consider sex that they don't agree with to be negative and abusive.

That's not how I roll. I have no problem with power exchange, BDSM, pain, etc if it's mutually agreed upon and participated in. Unfortunately, this book was not that kind of book.

This book was a man degrading, insulting and abusing a woman with and about sex because he didn't like her competing with him at work. This book took 'boys will be boys' and escalated it to disgusting. This book took a woman who likes dirty talk and rough treatment in the bedroom and made her into a victim of someone who had something to prove. This book was sad.

I was so disgusted by the 3/4 mark, it was all I could do to finish it before writing this review and deleting the thing from my device. I will also be asking for my money back and not finishing this series.

  • You Slay Me

  • Aisling Grey, Guardian, Book 1
  • By: Katie MacAlister
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 916
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 640
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 635

You Slay Me is a lusty romance novel with amusing supernatural undercurrents. When courier Aisling Grey is dispatched to Paris to deliver a priceless dragon statue to a rich and eccentric female collector, she finds the intended recipient the apparent victim of a demonic ritual. And that's just the beginning of Aisling's discoveries.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • You Slay Me, With Dry Mouth

  • By E. Moore on 04-01-13

Sloppy mouth noises

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

Reviewed: 08-21-18

If you're ok with that, go for it. Otherwise, read this book, don't listen to it. As far as the story, it was ok. Aisling was a screw up throughout. But she finally bumbled her way through to a reasonable ending. There was some sex but it wasn't graphic. I won't be continuing on with the series as much as I dislike starting something and not finishing it. Unfortunately between the inept female lead, the half-assed romance and the sloppy mouthed narrator I'm just not going there.

  • Moto

  • By: M. Never
  • Narrated by: Jacob Morgan, Brooke Bloomingdale
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 722
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 664
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 664

Dr. Devlin Dane has had his sights set on my panties for months. But I've done a stellar job of fending him off. As Mercy Medical's most eligible bachelor, he has no problem in the panty-dropping department. He's tall, dark, and inked all over. I get the appeal; I'm not dead. I'm not stupid either. He's a walking heartbreak waiting to happen. But when Reese Dane comes crashing into my life - literally- the game suddenly changes. The two have an unstoppable pull like centrifugal force.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WHAT A WONDERFUL UNEXPECTED SURPRISE

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 07-26-17

On the fence

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

Reviewed: 08-05-18

I'm not really sure how I feel about this book. The writing was ok (with the exception of some unnecessarily and sometimes incorrectly used 10 cent words). The subject matter was even ok. I don't have a problem with Menage (obviously or I shouldn't have bought this book). I don't even have a problem with brothers sharing the same woman. The sex scenes were mostly well written and whether the 3 were all together or paired off the chemistry was well done.

My problem was really everything else. I didn't like the female lead's choices, her inability to stick to a decision or stand up for things she said she believed in. She held off one brother for a year (or more?) and then gave the other a hand job in the hospital (where she was supposed to be his nurse!). She never told the first brother about that. Then screwed the second, then the next morning screwed the first and again didn't tell him about any of the stuff she'd done previously. It was just horrible. For the first half of the book I thought they should both drop her. Then once everything was 'settled' it was obvious what was going to happen, it was just a matter of time. Finally, to round out her stupid choices she breaks up a relationship that never should have been going on -- or which she should have had enough pride and self respect to leave alone.

Anyway, it all leaves a confusing, ridiculous bad taste in my mouth. It was not what I would call a HEA.

  • Never Say Never

  • Never Knights, Book 1
  • By: Kailin Gow
  • Narrated by: Alyson Grauer
  • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27

What girl wouldn't want to be surrounded by the sexy guys from the hottest teen rock sensation in the country? 18-year-old Never "Neve" Knight not only is surrounded by the hottest boys to hit the music charts, but she is the band's lead singer. As the band's lead singer and manager, Never formed and shaped the band to where it is today, a band on the rise and on the brink of being signed by a label. As one of the guys, she knew each of the band members since they were all snot-nose ten-year-olds.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Juvenile

  • By kytten on 08-04-18

Juvenile

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

Reviewed: 08-04-18

Both the writing and the narration were just sad. I put in for the refund before I was a quarter of the way in. I finished listening because I hate not finishing a book... But I won't be buying any of the other books in the series.

  • Resisting Her

  • By: Kendall Ryan
  • Narrated by: Josh Goodman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 193
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 182

Agent Cole Fletcher lives for his job at the FBI, and he's more than ready for his next assignment - raiding a cult compound and putting their leader behind bars. But he isn't prepared for Savannah and her knock you on your ass good looks. At 19, she's too old for foster care and too damaged to live on her own. With nowhere else to go, and against his better judgment Cole takes her in. But helping her out won't be easy. He comforts her through screaming nightmares and escaping the lingering fears of her past, but that's the easy part.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Cute..

  • By Candateshia Pafford on 02-22-14

One of the worst books I have listened to

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

Reviewed: 07-14-18

I normally like Kendall Ryan but this book was a complete flop. The premise was different, at least, though still man saves damsel in distress and they "fall in love". Unfortunately on the way to falling in love the male lead screwed another woman with the female lead in the next room, then went immediately to her bed and messed around. If that wasn't bad enough, he had a "relationship" with another woman on the side. It wasn't sexual or even dating but enough that he felt like he had to keep it from her for the entirety of the book? This was 6 hours of my life I'll never gt back. But I'll be returning the book anyway.

  • Bedding the Wrong Brother

  • Dalton Brothers, Book 1
  • By: Virna DePaul
  • Narrated by: Ellen Lange
  • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 231
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 209
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 210

Melina Parker prides herself on being a lady in public, but after she's dumped yet again for being a lady in the bedroom, she's ready to go back to school. Determined to find her inner sex diva, she enlists her childhood friend, Max Dalton, to tutor her after hours. Instead, she ends up in the wrong bed and gets a lesson in passion from Max's twin brother, Rhys Dalton, a man Melina's always secretly wanted but never thought she could have.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I wanted to like this, really...

  • By Terri F on 07-31-16

I guess it was ok

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

Reviewed: 06-05-18

I don't really have much to say about this book. It wasn't good or bad really. The premise of the not traditionally attractive, studious woman who has low self esteem and who's been told she's bad in bed is overdone. I thought that the narrators voice was screechy and annoying and thought the book might have been better if done by a male or as a dual narration. Aside from those things, I found one scene in the book to be unexpected and odd... I searched to see if anyone else commented on the rape of the male main character by the female main character but I found nothing. I saw a few people comment that she was drunk and didn't know who she was sleeping with the first time she slept with him and thus it was rape. But no one mentioned the fact that late in the book she handcuffed him without his permission, repeatedly ignored his requests to be let loose and performed a sexual act on him. It was a quick scene and easily glossed over in the books climax which happened directly after.. There was never another mention of the scene in the book except a vague reference to 'bad memories' associated with a pair of handcuffs. I understand the author probably thought this would be sexy but it was still non-consensual sex.

  • The Wall of Winnipeg and Me

  • By: Mariana Zapata
  • Narrated by: Callie Dalton
  • Length: 16 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,418
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,190
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,194

Vanessa Mazur knows she's doing the right thing. She shouldn't feel bad for quitting. Being an assistant/housekeeper/fairy godmother to the top defensive end in the National Football Organization was always supposed to be temporary. She has plans, and none of them include washing extra-large underwear longer than necessary. But when Aiden Graves shows up at her door wanting her to come back, she's beyond shocked.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good slow burn

  • By catkit on 09-30-16

Too long, but a decent book

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

Reviewed: 09-25-17

I think this book was about twice the length it needed to be. A lot of time was spent in the head of the female lead, admiring the muscles and body of the male lead. There's only so many times you need to hear what a fabulous butt someone has, really. There are also several hours at the beginning of the book that seemed unnecessary as they were. They added to the story, yes, they could have been covered quickly in a prologue or as memories or in other ways.

Unfortunately the book was also written solely from the female perspective so it's hard to connect with the guy at all. She talks/thinks a lot about how introspective/quiet he is and how his face doesn't really show emotions, etc

I'm also not a huge fan of the narrator. She wasn't the worst I've ever heard by any means but I found her distracting. That, along with the oddities of the book brought it down a point for me.

As a side note, if you're not big on the sex you find in most romance novels now-a-days, you might enjoy this. It's a long build up with one make-out session and 2 sex scenes at the very end of the book. They literally hardly touch each other the entire book.

  • Silver-Tongued Devil

  • Portland Devils, Book 1
  • By: Rosalind James
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 573
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 527
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 523

Blake Orbison's pro football career with the Portland Devils may have come crashing to an end, but not calling the signals anymore just gives him more time to devote to his business enterprises, including the latest and greatest: the opening of the Wild Horse Resort in scenic north Idaho. And that other one, too. Blake's on the marriage track now, and he's got a game plan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • That Blake is a smooth Southern dude!

  • By Michele Z on 01-26-17

Best book I've 'read' in a while.

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

Reviewed: 09-13-17

And definitely the best $5 I've spent in a very long time. Get this one on sale, like I did and make yourself doubly happy.

I'm a sucker for a southern boy and the southern boy in this book was just about perfect. Outside a bit of repetitiveness in his speech sometimes, I can't complain about any of the writing here. The female half of the couple was also very likeable. She was strong and artistic and knew what she wanted, though there was also vulnerability there and pain in her past (the book does contain a description of rape during her teenage years, as fair warning for those who might have sensitivities in that area).

The small town life was portrayed pretty accurately, though I'd have liked to see more of the 'good side' of that, maybe. Having been raised in one myself, I feel like the author probably knows what it's like (or she did some majorly good research) and it's hard to look back and find the good if you've experienced the bad.

Finally, while Tanya Eby did a very good job, if I could change one thing it would probably be to make it dual narration. Having said that, though, having just Tanya didn't take anything from the book and I highly recommend it.

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  • 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 1,764
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,637
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,634

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
  • LOVED ANDREA'S BACK STORY!

  • By Annie The Audible Addict!!! on 11-04-15

numbered incorrectly

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

Reviewed: 07-25-17

This book should be read much earlier in the series... like 2nd or third. I read it as numbered by Audible and it threw me off until I figured out the problem.