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  • A Table for Three

  • New York Series, Book 1
  • By: Lainey Reese
  • Narrated by: Christian Fox
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 493
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 470
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 470

Riley Ramirez knew that moving to New York would change her life. She just didn't expect it to start on her very first night in town. Her attraction to nightclub owner Kincade Marshall is instant, mind-blowing - and mutual. When she finds he is a dom who requires her complete surrender, even when it comes to submitting to his best friend, Trevor Wellington, she finds herself willing and eager to embrace the sexual adventure. From their earliest days, Cade and Trevor have shared everything, including women. Yet it only takes one night with Riley to know she is their forever lady.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • So...

  • By Leesa on 08-25-13

Loved it! Its one of my favorites

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

Reviewed: 01-15-19

I purchased this book in 10/2013 and have listened to it dozens of times since..I've only just realized that I've never written a review here on Audible.

This book is beyond awesome. Riley, Cade, and Trevor are the best threesome I've ever read. Listening to how they found each other and the hot sex scenes were more than enough to keep you engaged..and maybe even daydreaming. I absolutely loved Christian Fox as the narrator for all characters..they were distinct and funny all at the same time.

I highly recommend you read not only this book, but the accompanying additional ones as well.

  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 61,724
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 56,343
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 56,020

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story - from a 54 yo white republican man

  • By Richard Sullivan on 12-22-18

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 01-15-19

I am so happy I chose to get this book via Audible instead of the print copy. While I would have enjoyed it either way, hearing Lady Michelle read her words to me made me enjoy her memoirs even more. I laughed, cried, and in many instances felt the same emotion of frustration, sadness, confusion, and elation she felt at the many public and private times of her life.

While I have been listening to this book on and off for the past month or two, I realized early on that it was not to be read (or listened to) in one sitting.. No! To truly feel her thoughts and marinate on her words of wisdom, I listened to this book intermittently so I could absorb its contents.

I found myself pushing off continuing to read her words when we got to the 2016 election timeframe. Not only was I uninterested in hearing about this "blight" on American history, I knew the book was coming to an end and I dreaded feeling the way I did when the election results were determined. I didn't want to be taken back to that time and reliving those awful moments. I was grateful that while she explained her point of view during that time, her emphasis was not on despair or ill will. They were positive and focused on moving forward. I was grateful for that spin on those events.

I am an admirer of Lady Michelle for many reasons. Her focus in the midst of so much negativity. Her determination to remain herself while constantly being directed to be someone else. Her single minded support of her husband and his dreams and balancing how she can help him achieve his without diminishing her own. I am pleased and honored to have been able to read her memoir and find a form of "Becoming" for myself.

  • Sugar

  • Whiskey Sharp Series, Book 3.5
  • By: Lauren Dane
  • Narrated by: Angela Goethals
  • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Bad-boy artist Gregori Ivanov wants nothing more than to marry Wren Davis. He’s asked her before - more than once - but she insisted on waiting until she’d established her own career. Now that the time is finally right, Gregori has one hell of a celebration in mind. Restaurants, museums, and NYC luxury all the way...on top of all the newlywed sex they’ll be having. The universe, unfortunately, did not get the message. When their plane is grounded in Idaho, they’re forced to improvise a road trip to get back to Seattle instead of the romantic getaway Gregori planned.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • love Maya banks and Lauren dane!

  • By Trish McAlevey on 01-26-19

Thoroughly enjoyed the book

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

Reviewed: 12-29-18

Loved Wren and Gregory’s updated story..watching how these two with such different backgrounds come together to forge a bond was so special.

I loved the narrator for both characters..I love when I can get lost in a story and forget.

  • Torn

  • Devil's Wolves, Book 1
  • By: Carian Cole
  • Narrated by: Noelle Bridges, Mason Lloyd
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,418
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,315
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,318

He's loved me since the day I was born. He's taken care of me. He's awakened me. Tor is my father's best friend. Fifteen years older than me, he's always been my protector. The one I should never, ever want. But I was born to be his.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • MORAL TURPITUDE?

  • By Vicki on 11-29-16

Not entirely sure how I feel about it..

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

This is my first book with this author..the cover and synopsis is what drew me to the story.

I finished the book yesterday, but wanted to give myself a little time to digest the story and results. The book was good, the story well written, and the characters and subject matter was done with grace and not salacious.

The author walked us through the connection Torah and Kenzi, Titan and Asher, Toran, Asher, his wife, and Kenzi. It was important to show this connection and how everyone came together and how their relationship developed over the years. I was fine with where we going, the attachment Toran and Kenzi seemed to have through the years. What I had difficulty with is the age of Kenzi. She was merely 17/18 when these feelings developed out of nowhere. Literally..it wasn’t as if either of them had any romantic feelings toward each other before “fate” stepped in. I was on board with this..but would have been more supportive if both parties allowed time and maturity to set in. Sure Kenzi is an old soul..raised well beyond her years, but she was still a young adult..she had no experience with love, like, romance, sex, feelings...nothing. I’m not saying that this is a requirement for understanding yourself, some people just know..and this is the premise that the author would like us to believe. Watching this unfold was brilliant and tragic equally. It didn’t feel romanticized for me, but a little sad. They made it work in the end, but there was so much more that needed to be explored before the HEA.

I enjoyed this taboo story. It’s definitely different than the few others I’ve read and left me with some food for thought. The narration was great and the story telling engaging. Some parts of the story could have been explained more, but that was more my needs maybe than the need of the story.

Give it a chance..see what you think.

  • Wild Hunger

  • Phoenix Pack, Book 7
  • By: Suzanne Wright
  • Narrated by: Jill Redfield
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,057
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 958
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 955

When half-wolf shifter Frankie Newman receives an e-mail from a family member she didn’t know existed, a secret is revealed: as a child, Frankie witnessed her father killing her mother...and then himself. Frankie was torn from her pack by her mother’s human relatives, and the trauma was erased from her memory. Realizing that she’s been lied to her entire life, she’s never felt more alone. Until she catches the scent of an old friend - warmly familiar and intoxicating. Trick Hardy, enforcer of the Phoenix Pack, can sense the rush of mutual attraction when he sees Frankie again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 🌟🌟 5 Stars 🌟🌟

  • By Cyndi on 08-22-18

You can never "NOT" love a Suzanne book

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

Reviewed: 11-28-18

I read this book when it was released and just recently finished the audio version..that's how much I love Suzanne.

Frankie was fed lies by her grandparents since she was 5. To find out she had another family and that she was key to a big family drama is enough to stress out anyone, but Frankie isn't stressed..now that she's found her mate...her only struggle is to make everyone happy- her grandparents, her uncle, her new found pack. Unfortunately, that is impossible. Choices need to be made and secrets need to told.

Frankie and Trick were an awesome couple. I thoroughly enjoyed watching their relationship grow..I love stories that have very little drama when the couple gets together. Frankie is very laid back and that works well with Trick's personality. When she realizes that they're mates..she just processes it and moves on. She's quirky and direct and fits right in with the rest of the pack.


I will always love the narrator, Jill Redfield. She is awesome for this series and brings the story to life.

This is yet another awesome book by the awesome Suzanne..and Jill.

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  • Forever Devoted

  • Forever Bluegrass, Book 8
  • By: Kathleen Brooks
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 117

Layne Davies needed a break - a break from the busybodies in her small town of Keeneston, Kentucky, and a break from dating men who turned into scared little boys upon meeting her father. That's why she was so excited to have been invited to speak at a medical conference in Charleston, South Carolina. Walker Greene can't talk about his job. He can't talk about what happened that one night off the coast of Nigeria when his team was ambushed. But his training kept him alive until he was able to sneak back into his hometown in South Carolina. When people show up looking for Walker....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Lisa on 10-29-18

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 10-29-18

I completed a more comprehensive review of the book on Amazon, but I thoroughly loved this book and the story..Layne and Parker were an awesome couple.

  • Beneath the Scars

  • Masters of the Shadowlands, Volume 13
  • By: Cherise Sinclair
  • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine, Erin Deward
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 138

Pregnant at 16, Josie learned the hard way about men and their empty promises. She picked herself up and is raising her 11-year-old son. By herself. And that’s the way she intends it to stay. Unfortunately, her impressionable boy becomes fascinated by the scruffy, intimidating biker who lives next door.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Holt was such a sweetie..normally doesn’t describe Dom

  • By Lisa on 10-19-18

Holt was such a sweetie..normally doesn’t describe Dom

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

Reviewed: 10-19-18

Josie and Holt’s story was so sweet. Oh sure, there was hot sex and Dom behavior, but overall it was a sweet story. I wish we had some more information in what happened to the little boy Brandon (I know, I was too involved in the story☺️), but I thoroughly enjoyed the kids dilemma about friendship, change, bullies, etc...Holt has a way with the kids and watching him with Carson and all of his puberty angst was brilliant.
Now while there were times that Josie was working my nerves, I had to appreciate that she on her own since she was 16 so she had very little experience with relationships and men in general..I loved that she was very open about her insecurities and when she needed to apologize or adjust her thinking, she was mature enough to do so and quickly.
Holt knew Josie was his and he staked his claim on her without hesitation.

Really curious about the new security guard and his story though 😉

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  • True Love

  • By: Brenda Jackson
  • Narrated by: Pete Ohms
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113

Corporate executive Shayla Kirkland has landed her dream job with one of Chicago's top new firms, Chenault Electronics. Now she's in a perfect position to destroy the company for unjustly ruining her mother's career. But she never expected that handsome CEO Nicholas Chenault would spark a passion that challenges her resolve - and makes her surrender to the most irresistible desire....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • great story, hard listen

  • By TOYJA BRIDGES on 09-07-13

Love this story

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

Reviewed: 09-05-18

I read this story years ago and bought the audible years ago as well, but it looks like I never wrote a review here.

Love the story and Shayla and Nick are one of my fav couples, but I hated the narration. While he has a lively voice, the recitation of the book is so low and choppy. He reads it like he’s just learning to read. I just listened to the book again because I wanted to re-live the story on a long car ride, but it was painful to say the least. Id love to get more of Brenda audibles, but I can’t with this narrator. Hopefully he got better as time goes on, but I can’t take the chance. I bought 2 or 3 books and I just can’t buy anymore. I live Brenda and her books too much.

  • Whiskey Sharp: Torn

  • By: Lauren Dane
  • Narrated by: Simone Lewis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Beau Petty has been searching his whole life. Searching for a place that fills all the empty spaces in him. Searching for a way to tame the restlessness. Searching for answers to the secret he’s never stopped trying to solve. What he wasn’t searching for was a woman to claim all of him, but when Cora Silvera walks back into his life, he’s ready to search out all the ways he can make her his. Cora has spent her life as the family nurturer, taking care of others. But now, she’s ready to pass that job on to someone else. It’s time to make some changes and live for herself.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not impressed

  • By Jamie on 07-13-18

I enjoyed this story

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

Reviewed: 07-12-18

Beau and Cora were a wonderful couple. It was a beautiful story and I enjoyed the update on Maybe and Alexi and Rachel and Vic. Having Beau have a past that included being part of a cult was an interesting arc.

I wish we had a better ending for Beau and his children. Rachel is pregnant, what did she have? If this is the end of the series, I wished we had a HEA for everyone. I’m sappy that way.

This was a great story. I enjoyed Cora and her family dynamics, Cora and Beau’s friends, and watching them fall in love. The narrator was good and brought the story to life nicely.

I’m definitely a fan of Whiskey Sharp.

  • Forged in Ember

  • A Red-Hot SEALs Novel, Book 4
  • By: Trish McCallan
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213

Amy Chastain has made a lot of enemies - none so ruthless as the insanely powerful New Ruling Order (NRO). When they killed her husband, it was hell. Then they targeted her children by injecting them with a dangerous, experimental isotope. Now Amy trusts only one man to help her: the ex-commander of SEAL Team 7. In the company of Navy SEALs, Jace “Mac” Mackenzie was in his physical element. Now he’s on the run from the same cabal that poisoned Amy’s children. That doesn’t stop him from launching a mission to bring down the NRO - and find an antidote. But the clock is ticking.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Suspence, intrigue, and romance

  • By Kindle Customer on 05-21-18

A bit lackluster..

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

Reviewed: 06-17-18

After such a long wait, I have to say..the book was a little lackluster for my taste.

Mac and Amy’s story was going to be a tough one. She was kidnapped, raped, her husband killed and her son was objected with a deadly virus. Mac hates relationships and doesn’t trust women. How can you weave a believable tale with so much hanging in the balance? Now add to that, the Seal team members are still trying to clear their name and figure out who is behind the aborted hijacking of the Hawaii flight and murder of agents and scientists. There was a lot to accomplish to pull it all off.

Amy and Mac’s story was good. I had issues with how she was handling her post traumatic stress. You felt the connection and the relationship was believable, but it seemed a bit rushed. At the same time, after the many life and death situations they were part of, they’d be the perfect people to understand about not wasting time.

The NRO story and why they wanted the plane down and what their plans were seemed a bit convoluted. Machines that can be powered by the mind..smart/ clean bombs, taking over the world..there was just too much happening. I didn’t feel connected to the storyline. In addition, there were some things left unfinished..like what happened with Jillian? Will Kate’s brother be pulled into the fold? Maybe there is a Shadowlands series coming.

Overall, lived the narration..didn’t completely love the story itself, but enjoyed the ending of the series.

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