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  • Merciless

  • By: Willow Winters
  • Narrated by: Savannah Peachwood, Jacob Morgan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

I should’ve known she would ruin me the moment I saw her. Women like her are made to destroy men like me. I couldn’t resist her though. Given to me to start a war; I was too eager to accept. But I didn’t know what she’d do to me. That she would change everything.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great New Series but.....

  • By Kellee on 09-13-18

Loved it! But...

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

Reviewed: 09-17-18

It’s a cliffhanger! I thought I was gonna throw my Alexa machine thingie when it ended as it did. But it was good. Zachary Webber was EXCELLENT, Savannah Peachwood was pretty good but has a slightly annoying pitch; but it wasn’t something I couldn’t ignore.

The story itself was great. I can’t wait to get the next book!!

  • Owned

  • By: M. Never
  • Narrated by: Sam Crowley, Muffy Newtown
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 501
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 473
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 472

Ellie Stevens has lusted over Kayne Roberts since he first walked into the import/export company she works for a little over a year ago. As Expo's most important client, Ellie has always kept a safe distance from the man with the majestic blue eyes - until temptation finally gets the better of her. Impulsively, Ellie invites Kayne to one of Expo's infamous company parties her flamboyant boss is notorious for throwing. Unbeknownst to Ellie, the god in the Armani suit isn't just the suave entrepreneur he portrays himself to be.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 4 Star Story with 5 Star Narration ✫ ✫

  • By Cyndi on 02-07-18

Lawwwd

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

Reviewed: 08-31-18

I listened to this book several month back and forgot to write a review until I listened to the 2nd book the other day. So you know I had to go back and re-listen. And I loved it more the 2nd time around. Caine & Ellie- where to being?

Ellie is young and has to hots for a smoking hot Caine. Caine is this dude with secrets and surprises the spunky girl with his kinky expectations after he kidnaps her. He didn’t break her with his expectations but he did with his <insert spoiler here...NOPE>. You’ll have to read or listen to the book to know more.

Caine is more than he seems and I loved every moment of this book. Ellie’s discovery of herself and him was a wild ride. Oh and the narrators ...GEEZ!! Hawttt doesn’t come close to hotty hotness of the heat in the book. Yum!!

  • Claimed

  • By: M. Never
  • Narrated by: Sam Crowley, Muffy Newtown
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 372
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 350
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 349

Ellie Stevens thought she had moved on from the domineering man who abducted her. Now living in Hawaii and following her dreams, no one is going to keep her down. But things aren't always as they seem.

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

  • By Cyndi on 02-08-18

When the sound wave of his voice travels through my inner ear canal...

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

Reviewed: 08-31-18

Fine so my title is weird. I’m weird. But whatever it does something to me. Like woah!! Anyway, I loved this book. Ehhh!! The emotional roller coasters both him and Ellie experienced was worth a book that’s dedicated to moving on. When he cried...acccckkk so did I! I’ve never licked a tear but I thought about it. Then I thought about my BF and I was kinda grossed out and decided not to go there and stay in the moment of the book.

Okay- on to seriousness! This series makes me lose myself into the storyline. MNever is amazing. The only downside is that I’m so impacted by them, that I have to pace myself and listen to one book then wait a while until I listen to the next. I loved this story! I loved how Ellie discovered what she really wanted, her spunk and respect for herself etc. I loved Caine when he let out his monster, exposed all his feelings even though he was afraid. Oh it was so beautifully wicked! Oh and best of all- I loved how he knew how much to push and when to pull back.

Get this book. It’s in the Romance Package but I bought them bcz I like to Own and Claim stuff for myself lolololololol!!

  • Breathless

  • Forbidden, Book 2
  • By: Suzana Thompson
  • Narrated by: Lauren Sweet
  • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Cade wants a second chance, but Lexie doesn't want to get burned again. Her attraction to him is just as strong as ever, and he knows it. He'll use every dirty trick in the book to win, but Lexie has learned how to play his game, too.   

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this Second chance

  • By Cassi on 09-11-18

Such a cute story

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

Reviewed: 08-28-18

Okay so I'm not much into the step brother books but I really liked this one. The only thing I didn't care for was the narrator. She does a great job when she's in character, but her inner monologue voice is very nasaly, ugh! But the story was good enough for me to push through her voice. Anyway, it's a short listen but good! Cade, lawwwwd he's a jerk! He should've had his face slapped off a few times opening his big mouth! But you'll need to listen to get the details. ❤️

  • Sinner

  • Priest, Book 3
  • By: Sierra Simone
  • Narrated by: Jacob Morgan, Morae Brehon
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99

I'm not a good man, and I've never pretended to be. I don't believe in goodness or God or any happy ending that isn't paid for in advance. What do I believe in? Money. Sex. Macallan 18. They have words for men like me - playboy. Womanizer. Skirt chaser. My brother used to be a priest, and he only has one word for me: sinner.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best😍😍😍😍

  • By Kellee on 07-29-18

Thank God for my hearing abilities bcz of this...

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

Reviewed: 07-21-18

Honestly...I’m not even sure where to begin. Well- actually I do. ZACHARY EFFING WEBBER! His voice rules, dude! I can’t even put it into words how AMAZINGLY seductive his voice is otherwise this review would be all about him so I’ll stop here.

The story is awesome- I love the inner torment and conflict of a character and Sierra Simone is no joke with inner torment. This book still has the religious elements but clearly not as much as Priest; but it was cool bcz I didn’t think Sean had any religious knowledge based on his description in the prior book- but it was a nice surprise. Also, there was unexpected sadness that was so beautifully written and I cried like a freggin baby. I also loved how the characters had similar backgrounds but different cultures. I loved how one character had to learn /observe things that different cultures experience on a daily basis, e.g. pillow cases, gala etc. (you’ll have to get the book and look like me to know what I mean). Oh and the sex scenes are off the charts! Uhm. Yeah. That. I absolutely loved this book- I stayed up all night to listen. When I came home from work, I crashed and re-listened AGAIN!!

Anyway- I can definitely see Aiden’s story coming up the pike and I’ll get that as well. If anyone gets offended by this book, they need to realize it’s FICTION!! So don’t judge anything that’s not 1,000% accurate. I’m referencing the authors note at the end. Final thoughts- this book is a must have to any steamy, open minded, romance lovin’ book reader / listener!!

#RockTheBells!!

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  • Stay with Me

  • By: Kelly Elliott
  • Narrated by: Charlotte North, J.F. Harding
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169

Life moves on. Only people who have never lost anyone they loved with all their heart can blindly believe those words. What if I didn't want to move on? What if I wanted to wake up every morning with that familiar ache in my chest, knowing I'd never see her again? But, life can change in a moment. I knew that better than anyone...so, when I couldn't get those mesmerizing green eyes out of my head, I decided to do something about it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • JUST OK....

  • By I HATE THIS NEW LOOK on 05-22-17

Has all the feels!

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

Reviewed: 07-17-18

This book was my first experience with this author but I was familiar with the narrators. They both did a fabulous job brining the characters to life. I bought this book a while back on Amazon for free and paid for the audible version and I was NOT disappointed. I actually would’ve spent a credit for it but was glad I didn’t have to. Anyway- it was a full bodied story from beginning to end with only one exception. What happened to Peter after his patented testified? I sorta wished he made an appearance- definitely would’ve added more drama but in the end this story was super cute and well thought out for the most part. I loved the Big Fat Greek Wedding feeling it had, I LOL a few times and was gushing at all the love and heartbreak during the rest. Anyway, it was a good love story and I would definitely recommend it. ❤️

  • Caution on Ice

  • Boys of Winter, Book 4
  • By: S.R. Grey
  • Narrated by: Reagan West
  • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Dylan Culderway is more than hockey’s top defenseman. He’s the kind of guy who’s always there to help a friend. Plus, he’s a true gentleman. More importantly, certainly to the ladies, is that Dylan is hot enough to melt ice. Dylan’s no womanizer, though. He doesn’t have time for love. Seems he’s too busy running away from his past. Or is he running to his past?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Anther great Boys of Winter book

  • By Clare Keating on 08-15-18

Wait- do I have a girl crush?! GASP!

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

Hey y'all! This was my first book by this author and narrator. As many of you know I'm such a picky fan and it's unusual for my to read/listen to a book in a series I'm unfamiliar with a new narrator & author but I won a credit and decided to give it a try. First, the story can be listened to as a standalone (which I loved), but lets break this puppy down.

Narration- Awesome!! The cadance in her voice was perfect! I didn't know what to expect but she Reagan West held this book down on her own and not many female narrators can do it successfully w/o confusing the listener, but she did. I think the only reason why she hasn't gotten all 5 star ratings is bcz some people NEED dual narrators but I don't.

Plot- Sweet, but a nice change from the norm. Two troubled people meet, fall in insta-love, past drama surfaces- pulling them together...but here's the best part...there wasn't some ridiculous fight or misunderstanding temporarily breaking them apart then an even stupider realization to reunite in the next chapter. Nope- it was honest, sweet and had a touch of humor!

Opportunities- 1- The husband's POV / more details of his f'ed-up'd-ness!! 2- Lack of protectiveness from Graham made him seem weak. 3- The mention of "worshiping" a person and being their whole life; really?! Sorry but you don't get to have that kinda insta-love in a book that's less than 6 hours long UNLESS they had history in another book within the series which I'm sure they didn't bcz they o let met in this book soooo....

Stuff I loved-
1- Jack / ... !!
2- You don't need to be a hockey/sports fan to enjoy the book
3- Standalone
4- Steamy love making
5- HEA!

Anyway- is it worth a credit? Yep- sure is!

  • Midnight Mass

  • Priest, Volume 2
  • By: Sierra Simone
  • Narrated by: Jacob Morgan, Elena Wolfe
  • Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97

We are told God will punish the wicked; that sinful men will reap what they sow. We are told to scourge our souls with prayer and pain to become clean once again. Well, here I am. Wicked and sinful. Desperate to become clean - even though it feels so good to be dirty. But even I never expected what came next. Even I never expected my punishment to come so soon. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yaaaaaassss Jesus!

  • By Ms. Nicolicous, The #FanGirl! on 06-15-18

Yaaaaaassss Jesus!

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

Reviewed: 06-15-18

First, Jacob Morgan is a God. The end!

Ha- just kidding! 😂

Second, Sierra Simone is a Goddess for giving the audience more Father Bell on audio.

Third Elena Wolfe?! Uhm aside from her alter ego are there really any other female narrators out there? Hmmm...

Now onto the book.

Father Bell was so self deprecating it was pathetic at times, but rightly so! People do things for the sake of others and the aftermath of guilt can lead to some serious self loathing that eventually trickles down to resentment toward the other person. I think it was important to call it out in this book because Poppy & Tyler's relationship was so sacreligious. With their beginning as taboo as it was, the follow up couldn't be more perfect. IMO- I would've liked Tyler to display harbored resentment towards his wife for causing him to stray from the cloth. I think it would explain why he drew into himself and closer to his studies without communicating with his wife. While that thought would be unwarranted, it's real life. Also- Poppy wasn't innocent either because she didn't communicate her needs until she was at her breaking point. While this book didn't have the same shock value as its predecessor, it was still good. And I absolutely LOVED the authors note at the end- and she was so right! This book was beautifully written and the actors narrating this book really bought the characters to life. I even shouted a tiny hallelujah when Tyler ministered to his wife. Lastly, I still think it's wrong to be all kinky in church. (even though it was hot as hell lol)

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  • Drowning to Breathe

  • Bleeding Stars Series #2
  • By: A . L. Jackson
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Sebastian York
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,454
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,366
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,363

Sebastian Stone, Sunder front man and guitarist with a rap sheet about 10 miles long, escaped to Savannah, Georgia, to get away from the trouble he'd caused, not find more of it. The moment he met Shea Bentley, he saw beneath all her sweetness and innocence something that went deeper. Darker. Their relationship was built on secrets, their love built on lies. Sebastian never imagined how deep her secrets went.

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

  • By Cyndi on 01-14-18

Exactly how many ways/times can one say I❤️U?

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

Reviewed: 06-01-18

JESUS! Honestly- I know this is a good series but the story was completely overshadowed by the love. Good greif! For me to increase speed on an AL Jackson book is unheard of. But DAYUMMM did it take forever to get to the plot and connect the dots. Some parts I lost interest in bcz it was so overwhelmingly dripping with sappy whoas of love and whatnot. Two of the greatest narrators performed this book and they couldn't even save this story from the sticky goo of sappy-sap-sap-sappiness, sheesh! I love "love" and sappy but who wants to drown in sap. Yeah every other word is sap, sap, sappy bcz that's how the whole book was written. Dude this could literally be your NyQuil! I hate to rag on such a talented author but my review mirrors the sappiness throughout this entire book- redundant and not necessary. I still love you AL Jackson- but next time more tree and less SAP!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Abuse

  • The Complete Trilogy
  • By: Nikki Sex
  • Narrated by: Roberto Scarlato
  • Length: 37 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Behind a backdrop of secrets, scandal, and murder, the Abuse trilogy is a realistic journey full of healing, twists, turns, and surprises in the lives of shy mute Renata Koreman and disfigured Grant Wilkinson. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mr. Scarlato does a freaking AMAZING job

  • By carvanz on 05-18-18

Where do I begin...

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

Reviewed: 05-30-18

Narrator- I think Roberto Scarlato did a fantastic job but in no way should he have done it alone. IMO, as good as Roberto is, having a single narrator took away from the story.

Writing- I didn't like the way the book varied from first person to third person on top of multiple POV's. It became very confusing.

Plot- There was WAY too much going on. So many terrible issues the characters had to deal with was overwhelming. I loved how the story had so many twists but it took forever for some of the twists to make sense bcz of forgot what happened before making the dots harder to connect.

OVERALL- It was a very, VERY, verrrry long and depressing book. I think it should never be a trilogy bcz it was soooooo long and sad at times. I loved learning new things I hadn't knew before like- sexual surrogatacy. Who knew that was a thing? This book should have been written differently- such as this is the heroines book and this is the heros book and this is the therapist story etc. IDK- it was good in some respects but so draining. I appreciated some aspects of the story telling but just when I would get used to something it changed. This book had to take a lot of effort to write bcz it damn sure took a lot of effort to push through it. At times I had to take a break and didn't want to go back to the hurt of continuing. But alas here's my final thoughts. This is the sort of book that invites gloom to the gloomy.

I received a credit for this book for an honest review.