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  • All the Right Places

  • Riley O'Brien & Co., Book 1
  • By: Jenna Sutton
  • Narrated by: Ava Lucas
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Amelia Winger is a small-town girl with big dreams of becoming a successful designer. So when she gets a gig designing accessories for denim empire Riley O’Brien & Co., it’s a dream come true. Amelia can handle the demanding job, but she isn’t quite prepared for sexy CEO Quinn O’Brien. She’s doing her best to keep things professional, but the attraction sparking between them makes it personal. So does the secret project she's working on behind his back.... 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 4.5 Wonderful 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Now I want me some Rileys’!

  • By Bette H on 10-06-18

Wonderful, HOT and STEAMY Contemporary Romance

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

Reviewed: 10-29-18

Let me start off by saying this was my first Jenna Sutton book but after reading or listening to this one as the case may be, she will not be a one hit wonder, I have already added the whole series to my goodreads TBR shelf. This story pulled me in on the very first page and kept me captivated until the very last. Jenna Sutton did an amazing job with writing this book but Ava Lucas really brought it to life, I loved her sultry voice.

Amelia and Quinn are total opposites, where Quinn grew up privileged in a loving family that has a business that has been family owned and operated for generations, Amelia grew up poor and abused, neglected by her mother and she never knew her father the only true person she could call family was her best friend Ava Grace. But you know what they say about opposites right?!?! They attract and that is definitely the case here, Amelia and Quinn are like two magnets that are constantly pulling towards one another even though they both have their reservations about being together.

Amelia is keeping a HUGE secret from Quinn and when he finds out it could ruin everything! Is their attraction enough to get them through, or will someone's heart get broken? This was a very sexy read so be prepared to get a little worked up while reading (or listening). This is the first book in the series to be made into an audiobook but I really hope the rest of the series will be out soon. I highly recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a good opposites attract, co-workers romance, or even a spicy contemporary romance read. Happy Reading!!!

**While I own the kindle version of this book I was gifted the audiobook version and voluntarily reviewed it**

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  • Leaning into Forever

  • Leaning into Series, Book 7
  • By: Lane Hayes
  • Narrated by: Nick J. Russo
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Geordie De La Rosa is a legend among wine lovers in Napa Valley. His ultra-fabulous style paired with a penchant for leading impromptu sing-a-longs has made him a star attraction at Conrad Winery. Co-owning a well-respected winery was never Geordie’s aspiration but he likes the niche he’s made for himself. He won’t deny that his job and his friends have helped ease his heartache and grief after the death of his longtime partner. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Moving On is never Easy

  • By Nadine Bookaholic on 09-08-18

Moving On is never Easy

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

Reviewed: 09-08-18

First I'd like to start off saying that I have not read any other books in this series and Lane Hayes is a new to me author, now that I have that out of the way I will say that this book can be read as a standalone and I didn't feel as if I was missing anything but I am sure for those that have read the series and knew Geordie and Mike when they were together before his passing this story will pull at their heartstrings much more. I did shed tears believe me, I went through quite a few tissues but I am sure if I knew Mike when he was alive and was now watching Geordie make the steps to move on it would have been much more emotional. I had the pleasure of listening to this audiobook and I have to say that the narrator Nick J Russo did a wonderful job with the story. His voice inflections were great and I could really get a better feel for each of the characters because of it.

Levi, can I just say this man stole my heart right from the start. He knew that Geordie lost Mike almost four years earlier and he was so sweet with him, he gave him the space he needed to work through things but made it known that he wanted him in no uncertain terms. Geordie had a lot of guilt in his desires towards Levi but I'm sure everyone goes through that after they've lost a partner they had been with for so long. I loved the over-the-top flamboyant Barbara loving Geordie, he was Mike's Queen but I am so glad he was going to give Levi a chance.

This was an emotional read at times so I would advise you to make sure you have tissues handy because you never know when you'll need them. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a good LGBTQ read that has the heat factor rather HIGH. Things were very spicy between Levi and Geordie and not always in the kitchen ;) Happy Reading or Listening!!!

**I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Readers/Listeners Copy of this audiobook**

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  • Their Ruthless Sadist

  • Office Intrigue, Book 5
  • By: Nicole Edwards
  • Narrated by: Tor Thom, Charley Ongel
  • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

By definition, a sadist is one who receives sexual gratification from causing pain and degradation to another. That's me, to a T. I only play with those who understand what it means; those who are willing to indulge my devious desires. Any masochist who seeks me out knows that if they trespass, I will gladly shatter them and walk away, leaving them for someone else to put back together. Yet the cowboy and the pretty boy have given themselves to me. They have agreed to play by my rules and there is only one: There are no rules.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a book!

  • By Jan M on 09-01-18

LOVED this story!

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

Nicole Edwards is one of my favorite authors, I know going into her books I can loose myself for hours and be thankful for the escape. She always delivers a four or five star read for me and this book was no different...well actually it was a bit different it was the first time she wrote a MMM book. Nicole has gifted us with many different sexual mixes but this is the first time she has delved into an all male poly/triad relationship and I have to say she hit the nail on the head with this one.

Zeke, wow! I instantly fell in love with him...OK, let me step back for a minute because I need to say that although I did receive an Advanced Readers Copy of this book from the author, which I am truly grateful for, I purchased the audio book and listened to it instead of reading because the last couple of weeks have been hell and it was easier for me to listen to the book while driving around and doing things then trying to find the time to sit and read which is what I normally do. Now back to Zeke, the narrator Tor Thom had such a gravely voice when portraying him that really worked at bringing an intensity to him that felt palpable. Badass Sadist Zeke really came to life for me with this narrator and truth be told I don't know if anyone else could have done that.

Case and Brax are in a committed relationship but they both knew there was something that Zeke could add that neither of them could bring to the table. Both Case and Brax are Masochist, one enjoys the pain while the other enjoys the humiliation, but neither of them are able to dole out what their partner needs the way Zeke can. Zeke, Case, and Brax are great together! I really enjoyed the three men together they each had something to bring to the table that made the relationship work.

This is hardcore BDSM so if this isn't your cup of tea you may want to pass but I will tell you that you will be missing an amazing book if you do. I recommend this book to those that enjoy reading about BDSM, and Erotic Contemporary Romance, as well as poly/triad relationships, LGBTQ, MMM, well you get the gist of it. Happy Reading!!!

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  • In Bed with the Beast

  • The Naughty Princess Club
  • By: Tara Sivec
  • Narrated by: CJ Bloom
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96

A tale as old as time: she needs a place to stay, he's a grump with a secret and an extra room...can love find a way? Living in her overprotective dad’s basement, shy Belle lives her life through books. Being a part of the Naughty Princess Club is the first adventure she’s ever had, plus she desperately needs the money to save one of her favorite places - the local library. But when her new friends and new business gets her kicked out of her dad’s house, Belle is rescued by the surly Vincent “Beast” Adams who invites her to be his house guest until she gets back on her feet.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Had me Laughing out Loud

  • By Nadine Bookaholic on 09-07-18

Had me Laughing out Loud

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

This was a Cute take on Beauty and the Beast.
Vincent "Beast" is the bouncer at Charming's which is a strip club the Naughty Princesses have to debut at before they are able to start "hosting" their own parties. Isabelle "Belle" is the geeky, book nerd that shoots off random facts of nothingness when she is nervous, a quirk that is really endearing.

This book was so cute and had me laughing out loud so many times I had tears rolling down my cheeks. It was a light and easy read that will grab you right from the start and keep you engrossed until the very last page. I didn't read the first book in the series which I will be reading soon because these three friends are a riot. If you are looking for a good laugh and a steamy read all in one you'll want to be In Bed with the Beast ;) Happy Reading/Listening!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hidden Seams

  • By: Alessandra Torre
  • Narrated by: Dexter Collins, Elizabeth Powers
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

A billion-dollar fashion empire, and it's about to be mine. I've worked a decade for this. I've sold my soul and my reputation. I've lived a lie, smiled for the cameras, and hated myself, all for this fortune. And then she pops up. A mysterious heir with a rap sheet, combat boots, and a mouth that I want to pin shut with my - it doesn’t matter. I've played this game for a decade. I can continue the charade a little longer, keep my hands to myself and her body out of my mind.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Unique with great narration

  • By Ana's Attic on 07-16-18

Things aren't as they seem behind the Hidden Seams

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

Today seems to be the day for me to catch up on some reviews that somehow slipped through the cracks. There will be a couple of minor spoilers in this review, I apologize in advance but I know I will start to rant once I start writing because I really disliked a couple of things.

Hidden Seams is not one of my favorites by Alessandra Torre but it was a good read nonetheless, for me it felt as if it was lacking somehow. Don't get me wrong there was a good story line but I guess I just didn't connect with the characters. Avery helps immigrant women but not in most the charitable way because she is most definitely skirting the law, and Marco....well lets just say he has a secret and he is set on protecting the legacy of his mentor, Vince Horace.

I felt at times that Marco needed a good smack in the back of his head, I hated the way he continually said that he was going to stay away from Avery because of his secret and then yet again was with her, lying to her over and over again while sleeping with her. I guess you could say Avery was as well because she was keeping her own secrets but when she admitted to believing that Vince could possibly be her father I think Marco should have done a few things differently. And he didn't which made me mad. he was keeping a secret for the sole purpose of keeping his pockets filled. Honestly with the amount of money left to him he could have given Avery half of it and still lead a very pampered life.

There were plenty of sexy times between Avery and Marco but again I didn't feel the connection or chemistry. Sorry. I love Alessandra Torre's books and I think this is the first one that left me feeling flat. I would still recommend this book to readers that enjoy Contemporary Romance especially fans of Alessandra's because as I stated at the start this had a good story line, I just couldn't connect. Happy Reading!!!

  • Arm Candy

  • By: Jessica Lemmon
  • Narrated by: Teddy Hamilton, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168

Davis: I've had my eye on Grace Buchanan for a while now. Unlike the bubbly blondes I usually date, the feisty, flame-haired bartender both intrigues and bewilders me. Something about Grace - the tattoos? The nose ring? - makes every part of me sit up and beg. There's only one problem: She hates me. Trading insults and one-liners has become our M.O. But when Grace bets me that I can't get a date with a non-blonde if my life depends on it, I'm determined to prove her wrong by landing the ultimate non-blonde: her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Damn it!

  • By Adriana González on 01-10-18

Great addition to the series

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

I finished this book a while ago and I am just noticing that I didn't leave my review, so lets fix that. I had so much fun reading this book, there were so many LOL moments because the banter between Grace and Davis was great.

Davis and Grace were both introduced in the first book, Eye Candy, where Davis' best friend Vince's gets his HEA and I'm thrilled to say we get to see Vince and Jackie in Arm Candy. Grace is one of the bartenders at the guys favorite bar and lets just say this feisty, tatted, non-blond is soooo not Davis' type It's actually kinda comical when you put her next to his usual conquests. But wow do opposites attract it's like magnetic chemistry or something. These two really do know how to heat up the sheets!

I really enjoyed this book and it was a great addition to the series, I cannot wait to see what the author has in store for us next. Happy Reading!!!

  • Zach

  • Hell's Handlers MC, Book 1
  • By: Lilly Atlas
  • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine, Erin DeWard
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

 

Toni’s no stranger to making mistakes. She has experienced firsthand how walking down the wrong path can send life spiraling out of control. Fortunately, she had someone to drag her from the gutter and help set her on the right track. As penance for the poor choices of her past, she pledges to suppress her baser desires and focus on finding a steady, dependable man, even if that means embracing a boring lifestyle.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice Surprise

  • By Fay on 08-06-18

Amazing start to the series

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

Reviewed: 09-01-18

Well, what can I say other that Lilly Atlas has started off the Hell's Handlers Series with a Five Star read for me. This book had everything, a Hot as Hell biker that can melt his strong as nails woman with just a few words, a rival gang that doesn't know they're messing with the wrong person, a soon to be ex that Toni finds out was more than just a dud in bed, and a ton of secondary characters that have me wanting more, more, more!!!!

I am not going to give any spoilers because honestly where is the fun in that, you need to read the book, or in this case listen to it like I did, and find out what happens. I will say that the narration of Noah Michael Levine and Erin DeWard is phenomenal, is like cat nip to my ears. Sexy, Sultry, and oh so smooth, yes they really work well together.

Maverick's book is up next and I really can't wait to see how his story plays out. I was hoping it would have to do with a certain woman we hear about but never actually meet and it does! So I am super excited. I not only recommend reading this book I recommend listening to it as well, the narration really adds another layer to the story and immerses you into it so you feel as if you are there with them as the events are unfolding. Happy Reading!!!

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Lilly Atlas. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it. I OWN A KINDLE COPY OF THIS BOOK.

  • Bishop's Desire

  • Barnes Family, Book 3
  • By: Normandie Alleman
  • Narrated by: Aiden Snow, Alicyn Aimes
  • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

Bishop Eduardo Soto has devoted his life to the church to pay for mistakes he made long ago. He didn’t expect a second chance in life, but once he meets Chloe, saving her is all he cares about. Chloe Thomas dreams of leaving the Bourbon Street stage and owning a respectable business. She’ll do anything to make it happen, including agreeing to a marriage of convenience. But when she’s offered the opportunity of a lifetime, will she leave her new husband behind after all he’s given up for her?  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hot and steamy.

  • By ANB KC on 07-25-18

Great addition to the series

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

Reviewed: 07-27-18

Bishop's Desire is the first book in this series I have had the pleasure to listen to. I really enjoyed both narrators, Aiden Snow and Alicyn Aimes, added an extra layer to the story which is always appreciated. Bishop Eduardo Soto and Exotic Dancer Chloe Thomas make an unusual couple for anyone looking from the outside in but these two have a lot more in common that one would have guessed.

After reading the first two books in the series I was wondering how Eduardo and Chloe's story would ties into the Barnes family series especially since neither of them hold the surname of Barnes but it is explained pretty quickly, and NO I am not going to tell you - you'll just have to grab your own copy and find out for yourself, I was pretty shocked by the revelation but really it shouldn't have been that surprising.

I loved Eduardo and Chloe together, their story was not smooth sailing but we do get an HEA along with what I hope is a glimpse into the next book..Leo's story (fingers crossed). If you have read any of Normandie Alleman's books before you know they are HOT and this one is no different, HOT and STEAMY is the way to go for the Bishop and exotic dancer. This is a quick read, or listen, and can be done in just an afternoon. This book can be read as a standalone but I recommend the series so why not read them in order that way you can follow each of the Barnes Family members as they find their HEAs. Happy Reading!!!

  • Tight Quarters

  • Out of Uniform Series, Book 6
  • By: Annabeth Albert
  • Narrated by: Greg Boudreaux
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98

Petty Officer Bacon, a Navy SEAL and ace sharpshooter, has been on the front lines of more than his fair share of dangerous ops. Yet when a minor injury relegates him to the beta team, he’s tasked with what may be his riskiest assignment yet: babysitting a silver fox journalist, who is the hottest, most charismatic man he’s ever encountered.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing story and narration!

  • By Nadine Bookaholic on 07-13-18

Amazing story and narration!

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

Reviewed: 07-13-18

If you have been following my reviews (either on my blog, goodreads, or Amazon) you'll know I am a fan of Annabeth Albert's work, and with stories like this one it's no surprise. But I did something different this time, I didn't read the ARC given to me right away because I knew that I had a few days after the release before I would be posting this Blog Tour Promo Post so I waited and purchased the audio book, and I am sooooo glad I did. WOW! Greg Boudreaux did a phenomenal job with the narration of this book. I enjoy audio books, the way they envelop you into the story, it really adds another layer to the enjoyment I get from reading and this is why I am so glad I decided to go this route with Bacon and Spencer's story.

We've had glimpses of Bacon in a couple of other books in the Out of Uniform series but we really didn't know much about him until now, and I really really like him not only as a SEAL and Fellow Team Member but as a human being, a man to look up to. He had a rough go of things as a kid and teenager but he didn't let it keep him down, he did what he had to do to become the man he is today and that includes being a good friend to some that may not deserve it.

Spencer, now there is a silver fox that would catch many eyes both of the female and male persuasions but it's Bacon that has caught Spencer's eye. Spencer is a man of substance, he feels its his duty as an investigative journalist to get to the bottom of things that some may not want you to know and shed light on the subject, so to say not many are thrilled with him being embedded with the SEALS would be an understatement but it is something that needs to be done.

Tight Quarters is the sixth book in the Out of Uniform series but it can be read as a standalone. I recommend this entire series, each of the couples have their own different struggles to overcome in order to get their HEAs and the common thread between each of the books are that some are SEALs together and others are friends. Happy Reading!!!

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  • Rainy Day Friends

  • A Novel
  • By: Jill Shalvis
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116

Six months after Lanie Jacobs’ husband’s death, it’s hard to imagine anything could deepen her sense of pain and loss. But then Lanie discovers she isn’t the only one grieving his sudden passing. A serial adulterer, he left behind several other women. Rocked by the infidelity, Lanie is left to grapple with searing questions. Desperate to make a fresh start, Lanie impulsively takes a job at the family-run Capriotti Winery. With no real family of her own, she’s bewildered by how quickly the Capriottis all take her under their wing and make her feel like she belongs.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A feel good read

  • By Nadine Bookaholic on 06-21-18

A feel good read

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

Reviewed: 06-21-18

This was such a fun sweet read with a bit of mystery/suspense thrown in, but what I really loved was how open this family was with their love for others. The Capriotti Family not only loves one another with a fierceness you can feel but they take in strays, people in desperate need of love and a helping hand, and loves them just as much.

There is much more to this story than the budding romance of Mark and Lanie, we get to know each of the Capriotti Family Members as well as a few of the "strays" they have taken in. I love this big family that is all up in everyone's business and doesn't hold mistakes against them. I have to admit that Marks daughters Sam and Sierra stole my heart, these two girls are absolutely adorable and Mark better watch out because they are going to be a handful when they become teenagers!

This was the first book in the Wildstone series that I read but I do plan on going back and reading the first book as well as continuing on with the series. I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a feel good read that has a romance in it but isn't the main focus of it all. Happy Reading!

**I won an ARC paperback copy of this book through a giveaway on goodreads and I purchased the audiobook as well**

3 of 3 people found this review helpful