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Shelly Hastings Suhr

Rochester, MN
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  • Finding Alexei

  • By: Kendall Ryan
  • Narrated by: Jason Clarke, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115

He’s bossy, moody, and overprotective. He’s also a pro athlete who needs to focus on winning games and staying out of the headlines. I’m fiercely independent and need a man like I need a second period each month. So when our worlds collide, I never expected him to be the one to jump in and save me. Especially not when my roommate disappears, leaving me with her baby. I’m clueless about babies - and it shows. Good thing Alexei isn’t.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen but waaaay shorter than listed time

  • By Jill D on 12-30-18

Short & Sweet

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

Reviewed: 01-15-19

Football player + unexpected baby? Sign me up, every time. And Finding Alexei did not disappoint. It was short, sweet, and adorable. Alexei was a little more open than I anticipated, but I adored him nonetheless and - perhaps no surprise - his scenes with little Ella were my favorite. Seriously - ovary explosion!

I also adored him with Ryleigh. This is a really simple love story - so there's not a lot of grit or drama, but there is a fair amount of emotion and I found myself swept up in it. I loved Ryleigh and Alexei together, and I SUPER loved the dynamic between the little trio.

Full disclosure: the female narrator is not one of my favorites. I find her enunciation a little distracting from the story. However the male narrator more than made up for it and over-all, I still really enjoyed this story. If you're looking for something light and virtually angst-free, don't pass this one by!

  • Waiting on the Sidelines

  • By: Ginger Scott
  • Narrated by: Laura Darrell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185

Nolan Lennox had things figured out. Named after a baseball legend, she enjoyed being the tomboy. Her closet was filled with her brother's hand-me-downs, cut-off jeans, and soccer shorts. But when her first trip to high school results in a broken heart from the first boy to ever make her heart flutter, and cruel words from an older girl she once thought a family friend, Nolan starts to question the very person she thought she was.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a young adult read

  • By BLF on 07-31-15

Utterly addicting!

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

Reviewed: 01-11-19

Ginger Scott knows her way around a young adult book. I mean, I was sucked into this one immediately and held spellbound while Nolan and Reed navigated their way through all kinds of angst and drama that felt so authentic to the high school experience. Plus: epic love.

I LOVED their love story. I hung on every twist and turn and bump in the road they encountered. I was here for their drama, 100% - and left wanting more. The narration was flawless and pulled me right into the story. I literally couldn’t get enough, and definitely recommend!

  • Going Long

  • By: Ginger Scott
  • Narrated by: Laura Darrell, James Fouhey
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197

They fell in love in high school and found their way back to one another despite the odds. But can first loves really be forever? For Reed Johnson the dream was always football. But then Nolan Lennox took over his heart. Is he willing to give up his first love just to keep his true love? Or will he be too late?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Going Long

  • By Listening is Reading on 08-22-18

Audio crack!

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

Reviewed: 01-11-19

Seriously, this series is so addicting! It’s like a soap opera - with all the drama and angst and villains and heroes. And I can NOT get enough of it!

I fell so in love with Nolan and Reed’s story in Waiting on the Sidelines And was so happy to get more of them in Going Long. The ride was just as bumpy this time as it was in the first book, but I never wanted it to end. I mean, I maybe sometimes wanted to give them a good shake, but I still rooted for them every step of the way.

Emotional and compelling and beautifully narrated, this was another huge Ginger Scott got for me!

  • Repeat

  • By: Kylie Scott
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 932
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 880
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 878

When a vicious attack leaves 25-year-old Clementine Johns with no memory, she’s forced to start over. Now she has figure out who she was and why she made the choices she did - which includes leaving the supposed love of her life, tattoo artist Ed Larsen, only a month before. Ed can hardly believe it when his ex shows up at his tattoo parlor with no memory of their past, asking about the breakup that nearly destroyed him. The last thing he needs is more heartache, but he can’t seem to let her go again. Should they walk away for good, or does their love deserve a repeat performance?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderfully unique second chance love story!

  • By Shelly Hastings Suhr on 12-20-18

Wonderfully unique second chance love story!

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

Reviewed: 12-20-18

Where do I even start? Perhaps with the fact that I was sucked into this unique story immediately. Intrigued by Clementine as she tried to reconcile the woman everyone remembered with the woman she became.

The chemistry between Clem and Ed was immediately apparent and I found my heart aching with a sort of yearning for them as they unpacked their past while tentatively trying to make a future together. It’s a beautiful story, steamy, playful at times, and wholly satisfying.

The narration is top notch. Andi Arndt is fantastic and easy to listen to as she brought the characters and story to life for me. Definitely recommend this audio experience!

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • From Lukov with Love

  • By: Mariana Zapata
  • Narrated by: Callie Dalton, Teddy Hamilton
  • Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,584
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,461
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,460

If someone were to ask Jasmine Santos to describe the last few years of her life with a single word, it would definitely be a four-letter one. After 17 years - and countless broken bones and broken promises - she knows her window to compete in figure skating is coming to a close. But when the offer of a lifetime comes in from an arrogant idiot she's spent the last decade dreaming about pushing in the way of a moving bus, Jasmine might have to reconsider everything. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • New Favorite MZ Slow Burn

  • By Brittany M on 05-13-18

Another five star masterpiece!

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

Reviewed: 12-14-18

I was beside myself when I saw this book had been added to the romance package, and couldn’t download it fast enough. Callie Dalton has quickly become one of my very favorite narrators and, let’s face it, Mariana Zapata is at the top of the romance game.

From Lukov with Love only reaffirms my opinion on that. Featuring the sort of sweet, simmering slow burn that this author is known for, my heart squeezed and fluttered as Ivan and Jasmine skated their way into my heart, and each other’s. I adored this story. It’s a different kind of sports romance and I couldn’t get enough of it. Ms. Zapata writes these strong heroines who feel so real - like someone I might actually be friends with or, sometimes, just like me. They’re not always easy to love, but they’re always relatable. Jasmine fell right in line with this, and watching her open up to Ivan, who was so beautifully patient and adorable with her - gah! It was just pure romance perfection!

It took me a minute to warm up to the dual narration on this one, but once my expectations adjusted, it was another flawless audio experience. An easy five stars and, as always, I am left wanting more!

  • Three Blind Dates

  • Dating by Numbers Series, Book 1
  • By: Meghan Quinn
  • Narrated by: Ava Erickson, Aiden Snow
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145

When the publicity team of the new local restaurant Going in Blind begins their search for a hot, local celebrity to promote the wildly popular eatery, they couldn't have found a better person than Noely Clark. A hopeless romantic with an exceedingly demanding schedule, she found it impossible to find the man of her dreams so being set up on three very different, very attractive, and very distinctive blind dates, seemed like a great idea, but who will she choose?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A FAULTLESS LIGHTHEARTED ROMANTIC COMEDY

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 11-03-18

Absolutely adorable!!

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

Reviewed: 12-05-18

Oh my gosh. OH MY GOSHHH!

This book was so much more than I expected. I’ll admit, I was a little hesitant going in. I am not a fan of love triangles, so the set up for this one made me a little nervous. However - it was perfect.

Seriously, just perfect.

There’s no angst here. Not really. The three dates were all written in this perfectly adorable, flirty, fun way. There was a clear “winner” in my eyes, and yet I still wasn’t 100% sure until the reveal was made. And best of all? I didn’t feel bad for the other guys. It’s written in a way that made Noely’s choice the most natural one and left me feeling nothing but anticipation for the other stories.

Seriously, this was such a clever, fun story. And did I mention that it was adorable? SO ADORABLE. It’s also perfectly narrated, Ava Erickson captured Noely’s personality perfectly and it was an auditory delight!

I loved it! I can’t wait for more! An easy, flirty, fun, and...well, adorable five stars!

  • The Player and the Pixie

  • Rugby, Volume 2
  • By: L H Cosway, Penny Reid
  • Narrated by: George Allan, KC Sheridan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 579
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 553
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 551

Lucy Fitzpatrick doesn't like rugby. As the little sister of Ireland's most infamous rugby player, Lucy can't seem to escape the championship-sized shadow cast by her big brother, or her mother's frequent attempts to micromanage her future. Her rainbow hair is as free-spirited as her quest for inner peace, yet overbearing expectations keep bringing her down. And when she's down, her compulsive little problem lands her in seriously big trouble.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved the narrators!

  • By CDBW on 12-02-17

Different and delightful!

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

Reviewed: 11-29-18

Every single thing about this story appealed to me. The whole “forbidden” nature of the relationship between Lucy and Sean was irresistible and then, as I listened and the story unfolded?

Hot. Damn.

It was sexy and sweet and romantic in a way I was completely not expecting. I loved every single thing about it. The narration is perfect (and gah! How I loved the accents), and so is the story itself. A+++!

  • Dear Jane

  • By: Kendall Ryan
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Sebastian York
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 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 165

I broke her heart 10 years ago and left town. She hates me, and rightly so. It doesn’t matter that the rest of the country loves me, that I’m a starting quarterback with a multimillion-dollar contract. Because when I look in the mirror, all I see is a failure who was too young - and too afraid - to fight for what I wanted. But I’m not that guy anymore, and all I need is one shot to convince her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Another doormat

  • By 🔵🔷🔹Del-VALLE🔹🔷🔵 on 10-28-18

Sweetly satisfying sports romance!

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

I am a sucker for football romance, so I was perhaps primed to like this book based on the premise alone. Still, there’s always a sweetly satisfying feeling that comes from a warmly delivered story in one of my favorite genres.

Dear Jane is a quick, simple love story. The characters are likable and the storyline is interesting and emotional. I lost myself in the narration, completely caught up in Weston and Jane’s story. This was a lovely second chance romance and I am thrilled to find that I’ll get more where this came from with Alex’s story!

  • To All the Boys I've Loved Before

  • By: Jenny Han
  • Narrated by: Laura Knight Keating
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,458
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,164
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,157

Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control in this heartfelt novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Summer I Turned Pretty series. What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them…all at once?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A YA for Rom-Com fans

  • By The Reading Date on 07-02-14

So adorable and sweetly satisfying!

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

Reviewed: 10-30-18

As far as young adult romance goes, this is one of the best I have read in a long time. It was utterly adorable, emotional, and sweetly satisfying. The narration was perfect, bringing Lara Jean to life in a way that only made me love her more. I cannot recommend this story, specifically this audiobook experience, highly enough!

  • Scandalous

  • By: L. J. Shen
  • Narrated by: Savannah Peachwood, Christian Rummel
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,072
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,010
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,013

They call him The Mute for a reason. Hard, cold, and calculated, he rarely speaks. When he does, it's with disdain. When he does, his words aren't meant for me. When he does, my stomach flips and my world tilts on its axis. He is 33. I am 18. He's a single dad and my father's business partner. I'm just a kid to him and his enemy's daughter. He's emotionally unavailable. And I am...feeling. Feeling things I shouldn't feel for him. Trent Rexroth is going to break my heart. The writing isn't just on the wall, it's inked on my soul.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite one yet!

  • By Jaime G on 11-03-17

Hooked from start to finish!

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

Reviewed: 09-19-18

This series started strong and hasn’t let up one bit. Not for a second. From the crazy compelling storytelling to the heated, slightly taboo story itself - I was hooked from start to finish and frankly never wanted it to end.