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  • All Jacked Up

  • Beach Pointe Romance Series, Book 3
  • By: Mysti Parker
  • Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

Avery Price needs quick cash to save her bridal shop. When she discovers a way to win $50,000, she jumps at the chance. The only catch is, she has to get married or at least stage a convincing wedding. Her best bet is Beach Pointe’s most eligible bachelor. But he hates everything to do with marriage. Veterinarian Dr. Jack Maddox is a magnet for every gold-digger in town, but Avery is the only one who's ever walked out on the chance to share his bed. When he finds her in his kitchen in an apron, he’s shocked that she’s changed her mind, but there’s a catch.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dool

  • By Dorothy Dooley on 09-23-18

Fake Bridal Bliss!

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

Reviewed: 03-18-19

All Jacked Up (Beach Pointe Romance Series, Book 3) is a romantic comedy with heaps of monkey business & dysfunctional family chaos. My favourite character's were the exotic animals and I loved how each animal had it's own peppy personality.
Overall, a entertaining listen.

Meghan Kelly's smashing performance covers a wide variety of character voices in a flawless way.


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  • Phantom's Dance

  • By: Lesa Howard
  • Narrated by: Kai Kennicott
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Christine Dadey's family uprooted their lives and moved to Houston for her to attend the prestigious Rousseau Academy of Dance. Now, two years later, Christine struggles to compete among the Academy's finest dancers, her parents are on the brink of divorce, and she's told no one about her debilitating performance anxiety and what she's willing to do to cope with it. Erik was a ballet prodigy, a savant, destined to be a star on the world's stage, but a suspicious fire left Erik's face horribly disfigured.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • YA Rendition Of Phantom Of The Opera With A Twist

  • By Sophie Koufes on 03-18-19

YA Rendition Of Phantom Of The Opera With A Twist

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

Reviewed: 03-18-19

Phantom's Dance is a dark cutting-edge version of the classic Phantom of the Opera set in the ballet world. I loved the whole aspect of the narrative. The cover is eye-catching and the synopsis is alluring. I absolutely loved this dark contempo version of Phantom of the Opera with a dancing twist that leaves you asphyxia. The narrative is enchanting, a sweet romance, brimming with twists, and an extra flair with the ballet aspect of it. Character's are compelling with complex personalities. The ending was fittingly chilling.

Kai Kennicott flawless performance brought this narrative to existence. Every character had its own voice which was easily distinctable. The tone and pace were smooth flowing and just right. Oodles of depth in her performance with sentiment.
I loved the music in the background as it accentuates the narrative as well as creates a illusion with the creepy factor. A flawless performance which illustrates her talent.

  • Make-Believe Honeymoon

  • Make-Believe Series, Book 3
  • By: Vivi Holt
  • Narrated by: Amanda Stribling
  • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Callum McKenzie, a former Navy SEAL, struggles to open himself up to love. So, when he books a ticket on a honeymoon cruise for a case, he has to find someone to play the role of doting wife. He hires someone, based on a recommendation from a friend, but when he meets the petite single mother, Callum has misgivings. He’s attracted to her in a way he’s never felt before, but he’s her boss. Can he keep things professional between them and fight his forbidden feelings long enough to solve the case? 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Private Eyes!

  • By Sophie Koufes on 03-18-19

Private Eyes!

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

Reviewed: 03-18-19

Make-Believe Honeymoon (Make Believe Series, Book 3) Entangles Callum McKenzie, a former navy seal, Jessie Arwens, a former beat cop, now turned private investigators into a web of lies & mystery on a Caribbean Honeymoon Cruise.
The settings are well detailed & illustrated. A clean romance with a guaranteed hea, christian undertones, humor, and mystery to solve.

Narator Amanda Stribling is someone who I never listened to before. Her tone and pace flows through smoothly and flawlessly. Her voice is sweet & easy to listen to. Her rendition of the narrative was well voiced.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Destiny Happened

  • By: London Saint James
  • Narrated by: Lacy Laurel, D.C. Cole
  • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Of course, I noticed Mr. Shirtless. With a bod like his, who wouldn’t? But his hot-factor didn’t matter. What did? My asshat ex and the need to make him jealous. So, I strolled up to the panty-melting stranger as though I knew him and laid one on him, hoping said asshat would see I’d moved on just fine without him. Only, he never saw me kissing another man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Fun!

  • By Patty on 03-06-19

Fate + Real Love!

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

Reviewed: 03-15-19

Destiny Happened is a chocolate-box listen. Fate brings a real chance at finding love in this buffoonery listen. Chemistry between Desi & Kash is fiery.
Lacy Laurel and DC Cole performance duet was perfect creating a relishable listen.

  • The Reapers

  • The Hunted Series, Book 1
  • By: Ali Winters
  • Narrated by: Sarah L. Colton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Nivian had never failed to reap a marked soul. That is, until she meets Kain Evers, a Hunter and the only being on earth with the power to destroy her. When Reapers start to go missing, the Balance is thrown into turmoil, forcing Nivian and Kain to trust each other as they search for answers. Which is no easy task as they fight the feelings growing between them. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great PNR!

  • By Brandie @AudiobookObsession on 03-18-19

YA Paranormal Fantasy!

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

Reviewed: 03-13-19

The Reapers (The Hunted Series, Book 1) is a ya paranormal/fantasy novel that is told in third person multi-pov with each chapter lists character who's thoughts are being voiced. The odyssey of the life of a grim reaper is told in a pie-in-the-sky kind of way. With a creative backdrop that is intriguing. As the story evolves it gets better & keeps you ontoes. Character's are well seasoned with detailed backgrounds & elements that tie them all together. I loved Nivian & Kain Evers character's & interactions. Darkness vs light, who's side to join, all unanswered questions in this unparagoned fantasy. A spoonful dose of romance infused with mystery, unveiling of secrets & a unimaginable twist. A fun & entertaining listen.

Narator Sarah L Colton enhanced the experience with a smooth pace and tone. Her performance brought pleasure to listening to this audiobook.

Looking forward to listening to the next audiobook in this series.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Thicker Than Water

  • By: Dylan Allen
  • Narrated by: Sean Crisden, Lacy Laurel
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 18

Lucia Vega is on a winning streak. Her book has taken the country by storm, and now it's being made into a movie. After years of chasing it, she can finally taste freedom. Reece Carras is one of the most powerful men in Hollywood. Handsome, rich, and generous, he's everything girls like her aren't supposed to dream of. But dream she does. And in his strong arms, she finds a freedom she never even knew existed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loving and Poignant

  • By PATRICIA on 06-14-18

Beautiful & Poignant Love Story!

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

Reviewed: 03-12-19

Thicker Than Water is a complete standalone told in dual pov with a guaranteed happily ever after.
Oh Golly Gosh! Just Brilliant! Absolutely loved it! The writing was flawless and flowing through to the end. Lucia and Reece are compelling, dynamic characters. Supporting character's play a instrumental role & accentuate the narrative. The narrative is so nonpareil and realistic. I'm in a place that my zeal's are all over right now. This author wrote a raw, detailed, sovereign, paramount, and beautifully portrayed love tale that is pure & brings light to the subject of immigration and the journey that follows to fight for rights. A poignant love story entwined with hardships & political policies.

Lacy Laurel and Sean Crisden narration brought out the character's passions in a way that exhuberates jubilate. Tone and pace flows through smoothly and flawlessly.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Suit

  • A 44 Chapters Novel, Book 4
  • By: BB Easton
  • Narrated by: Ramona Master
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

“Since when are you into guys in ties? You only like guys who look like they rob guys in ties. At gunpoint.” It was true. By 2003, my type had been well-established. There might as well have been a giant sign on my heart that said, “Good Guys Need Not Apply.” Which is exactly why I had to friendzone Ken Easton. The man was a former football star, smelled like fresh laundry instead of stale cigarettes, and had more ties in his closet than tattoos on his knuckles. Pssh. Bor-ing. But the more I got to know my hunky study buddy, the more questions I came away with.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Laugh Out Loud Awesomeness

  • By Kris Saluga on 03-21-19

Love Connection!

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

Reviewed: 03-08-19

Suit ( A 44 Chapters Novel, Book 4) About 4 men spin off series, but can be listened to as a complete standalone.
I have not listened/read the other books in this series. I need to go back and listen to the other books.
Suit is not your cookie cutter romance story. Poles apart from any other audiobooks that I have read.. What you get when you listen to this audiobook is a divergent kind of romance story unlike any other. We get two people who are polar opposites but when you connect the dots they fit together.
Told in first person single pov with female mc how she finally got over her bad boy phase and found happily ever after with a guy in a tie. I loved that this audiobook is based on a real life friends to lovers romance trope.
The writing style & composition is distinctive & creative.
I absolutely loved Brook and Ken characters as they are raw, spirited and real.

Ramona Master narration embodies the character of BB Easton perfectly. I enjoyed listening to her voice.

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  • Cadence Defined

  • Cadence Duet, Book 2
  • By: Dakota Willink
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber, Lacy Laurel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

Seventeen years ago, Fitz Quinn stole the heart of Cadence Riley. He took her innocence, then left her broken. When a twist of fate brings them back together again, she quickly learns that even time couldn’t dim their chemistry. Fitz was sexier than ever - successful and provocative. He became the man she always knew he would be, and the heat between them quickly became unbearable. Despite the promise she made to herself, she felt the walls to her heart start to crumble and began to fall all over again. However, things aren’t the same as they once were. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heartwarming and a true love story

  • By Terri on 02-27-19

Cadence Duet: A YA/ NA Crossover

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

Reviewed: 03-07-19

Cadence Defined (Cadence Duet Book 2) takes place 17 years later, with a transition from a ya to new adult genre under the romance trope. Told in dual pov with a guaranteed happily ever after.
A nonpareil style of writing which leaves a impact on your heart. A lot of books just skim through the past with second chances, but this one takes you through right from the start of the romance, to the break up, and to the makeup years later. I think it gives a better portrait of the character's and their thoughts & perspectives.
Character's are complex, compelling and resilient.
This book flows through smoothly from book one to book two with no bumps in the road & fits in just right.
A second chance sensual romance duet brewed with social justice, a explosive secret, unexpected twists, & jaw dropping bombshells.
Author Dakota Willink writes a note in the beginning of the audiobook. This note was a savvy idea and I loved it.
A beautiful & creatively crafted suspensefiul novel & series.
This novel wraps up this duet perfectly with no unanswered questions.

Lacey Laurel & Zachary Webber's narration of character's Fitz Quinn and Cadence Riley portrayed the right amount of angst, chemistry and sentiment. A perfect performance duet.

Looking forward to listening to what's next from this author. I hope this she writes more books in this genre.

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  • The Hard Count

  • By: Ginger Scott
  • Narrated by: Kai Kennicott, Wen Ross
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80

Nico Medina's world is 11 miles away from mine. During the day, it's a place where doors are open - where homes are lived in, and neighbors love. But when the sun sets, it becomes a place where young boys are afraid, where eyes watch from idling cars that hide in the shadows and wicked smoke flows from pipes. West End is the kind of place that people survive. It buries them - one at a time, one way or another. And when Nico was a little boy, his mom always told him to run.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Full of heart!

  • By Mindy Lou on 08-17-18

YA Sports Romance!

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

Reviewed: 03-02-19

The Hard Count is a standalone ya romance told in first person single pov with a guaranteed hea. This author takes two poles apart class of people & artistries a melodious love saga. An enlightened exposition on class, prejudice and kin. The boy from the wrong side of the tracks gets a chance at making a name for himself & the daughter of prestigious high school football coach who Is creating a film about what role football plays in her family life & school.
A blend of melodrama, love, politics, & sports all rolled up together to create a compassionate listen.

Narated by Kai Kennicott with appearances of Wen Ross sprinkled through out the narrative. Kai Kennicott's performance was flawless. All the right sentiments are visible at the right time. Tone and pace flows through smoothly. Wen Ross never disappoints, but this one is all Kai with her perfect performance. Kai brings the character & narative to the real world.

  • Raven's Ghost: A Paranormal Mystery

  • Raven's Shadows, Book 2
  • By: R. L. Weeks
  • Narrated by: Jodie Hollie-Anne
  • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Award-winning author R. L. Weeks brings you Raven's Ghost - Book Two in the young adult victorian paranormal mystery series. Another serial killer is raising hell on the streets of London and Raven believes it's all her fault. All the victims have blonde hair and blue eyes like her, and the killer is none other than her uncle. His mind had been warped and twisted by heartbreak and betrayal and his hatred for women is driving him to kill more and more each week. Raven wants to stop him at all costs. However, there is one big problem standing in her way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magic Between The Pages!

  • By Sophie Koufes on 03-02-19

Magic Between The Pages!

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

Reviewed: 03-02-19

Raven's Ghost (Raven's Shadows Series Book Two) A young adult victorian paranormal Mystery that is magical. This author delivers a stellar tale with vampires, a gift of sight, demons, a serial killer, & ghosts. A Enchanted tale with all the right elements, & vivid details that draws you in & takes you back to the 1800's. A stunning ya novel cover & title that represents a unrivaled tale with a love triangle in the mix. Character's are complex with their own dynamics. A darker tale that keeps you captivated until the end craving more. A beautiful piece of writing that captures the essence of the magical ingredients to create a scrumptious novel with a paranormal mystery plot twists. I cannot wait to listen to the next novel in this spellbinding series. I highly recommend listening to this novel & series as it's fabulous.

Narattor Jodie Hollie-Anne's performance was clear, concise, with pace & tone flowing through smoothly. Her british accent fits the part perfectly as the mystery takes place in England. Her narration actualizes the narrative as well as the characters.

A entertaining and magical listen.