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  • The Jameson Brothers

  • By: Leslie North
  • Narrated by: Marcio Catalano, Marnye Young, Veronica Pace, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Meet the billionaires of the Jameson Ad Agency: Sam, Eddie, and William. These three brothers have advertising on their minds and love in their hearts. This three-book bundle includes The Billionaire's Ex-WifeThe Billionaire's Pregnant Fling, and The Billionaire's Sexy Rival.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jameson Brothers!!!

  • By PATRICIA on 10-23-18

Jameson Brothers!!!

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

Reviewed: 10-23-18

This box set includes all three of the Jameson Brothers, and you can't help but love them all. The first of the men, Sam is too involved in his work. At the expense of his marriage, his drive is to make sure he is successful and the company thrives. When Trinity comes to help his brother Eddie back into the fold of the company, the two are at odds. Or is it just foreplay? Once these two get together, their passion is hot, but can Sam work through his past mistakes and make Trinity happy?

Book two gives us Eddie. Eddie Jameson, he is so easy to fall in love with. As children, Margot and Eddie were friends, always together, and always looking out for each other. Now as adults, the two are still close, so close that a one night stand filled with lust and passion ties them together forever! I love Eddie, there is something about him that is very appealing. His need for approval does have him overbooked and a little crazed, but he does his best to navigate everything. Margot is a little more emotional, chalk it up to pregnancy hormones, but her indecisiveness at times is trying. The two have great chemistry, and throughout the story, it is easy to feel their connection is not just lust, not just a baby but much deeper.

We complete the trilogy with William. Competitiveness always is good foreplay and this couple has plenty of it! William and Poppy are rivals pushed to work together by a company looking to gain their business. At the end of their collaboration, the romance publisher will decide which company to work for. The situation is tense, the chemistry between the two incredible, so will they be able to work together? And in the end, what will happen when one is chosen over the other?

Leslie North writes these Jameson men with passion for their jobs and for their women. I loved the stories finding each couple to be engaging, and their banter a lot of fun to listen to. Both the men and women are especially enticing to me for their business acumen and their passionate love of each other. The women are strong and a great balance to their male counterparts. It's my favorite trilogy of North's so far!

Marcio Catalano has a voice that blends well with his three co-narrators. Marnye Young, Veronica Pace, Lacie Glennox each give voice to their respective female characters, and the duet narration with Marcio is flawless. The pace and timing of the teams are spot on and keep the stories interesting.

  • Honey Kisses

  • Romance on the Ranch, Book 2
  • By: Verna Clay
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Jill Araya
  • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

Ann Hackstetter first met Jackson Martinez while vacationing at Lazy M Dude Ranch with her husband and teenage son. Part of the "dude" package was a night of fun at Boot Bustin' Barn. At the time, Ann suspected that Sage Tanner, owner of Lazy M, bribed Jackson to ask her to dance as a way of making her inattentive husband jealous. On a whim, she danced with him. Little did she realize he would awaken emotions long suppressed. Of course, she ignored those emotions. Now, five years later, she's a widow--a destitute widow. Over the years, her son's friendship with Sage's daughter, Julie, has blossomed, and now they're getting married. Wedding responsibilities have temporarily taken Ann's mind off her desperate situation. At the reception, Jackson asks her to dance again--reawakening those emotions. He makes her feel twenty-one, instead of forty-one.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet Romance

  • By The Novel Lady on 08-26-18

Love is ageless!

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

Reviewed: 10-22-18

Ann is 41, and attending her son's wedding, where she dances with Jackson, 31. These two met several years before and though their lives were much different, their attraction was strong. Now a widow, Ann has had major life changes, and needs to find a job and Jackson has the perfect one for her running his household. With her so close, will their smoldering attraction ignite? With a cast of characters that are full of life, Clay cleverly integrated a few twists, so just when you think you know how things will go, a new surprise comes at you. Ann is not your everyday housewife, and Jackson not just a ranch owner. With their age difference and secrets, we get to be with them as with lives evolve and find their happily ever after.

Jennifer Jill Araya breaths life into this story with her wonderful narration. I love her voices, each with their own personality and style. There are a lot of characters in this book, and she is able to easily differentiate between each one which makes the listen enjoyable. Her voice is so easy to listen to, I can't wait for the next one!

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  • Royal Love

  • Last Royals, Book 1
  • By: Cristiane Serruya
  • Narrated by: Lacy Laurel, Logan McAllister
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19

Angus Augustus Braxton-Lenox is the king of a small European kingdom. He lives a charmed life as a royal, but it’s devoid of love and romance. While his mother is obsessed with finding him another wife to continue the regal bloodline, Angus would be content with mere happiness. Siobhan Falkner was abandoned by her mother and grew up as an orphan. Forbidden lust blossoms between Angus and Siobhan. The stunning woman soon finds herself pregnant and in a pivotal role for the future of the kingdom.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love Worth Fighting For

  • By tenisha on 10-03-18

Royal

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

Reviewed: 10-21-18

Cristiane Serruya writes with poise and lots of heat, her stories always captivate me. This first of the Last Royals series started a little on the slow side for me, but then all of a sudden I was entrances and couldn't stop listening...and this is a long one! Angus is King and needs to find a suitable wife to have an heir. Of course there are a few his mother sees fit, but Angus wants nothing to do with them. When he see Siobhan at a party, where she is a waitress, he is done in. Lust is high and the two are explosive together. Siobhan has no idea he is a King which makes it all the more fun! Siobhan is a very strong woman, which I love. She is independent and though attracted to Angus, not sure where their future will go, but with the protective hand of Angus, nothing will hurt her. This story has a lot of great twists in it. From the very beginning, it feels like a Cinderella story, but while a hint of a fairy tale, their story is much more than finding her prince charming. Serruya adds a little suspense, a crazy family and a love so strong nothing will break it.

This is the first duet narration I have listened to by Laurel Lacy and Logan McAllister and I loved it. These two together bring the chemistry of Angus and Siobhan to life. Their voices work very well together in the story, flowing well and giving the conversations an easy feel.

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  • Christmas Eve

  • Sweet Christmas Series, Book 2
  • By: Samantha Jacobey
  • Narrated by: Christine Kelly
  • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

Candice Parker’s life has never been easy. Plagued by losses and setbacks, each day is a struggle for the petite brunette and her young son. Last year, a tragedy forced her to accept the help of a man she had refused to even date. Today, she’s ready to take the next step, but will his rich and powerful mother allow it?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Short and Sweet

  • By Jan M on 10-22-18

Sweet Holiday!

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

Reviewed: 10-20-18

As Candice and Gary's relationship grows, they decide the next step is marriage. They are perfect together, and Gary is so good with Candice's son Dakota. Who would ever want to throw a wrench into their happiness? Things can never be that easy, as in this installment we get to know a little more background about Gary and his family. I love this kind of series, it gives you a bits and pieces to put together as we go along! Jacobey is on to something with her yearly installments, and now that Candy and Gary have gotten over this obstacle, I can't wait to see where they are next year.

Christine Kelly narrates this short and I loved it. It's my first narration by her, and though not a long story, she is well paced and her voices are perfect for each character. She can easily switch between characters, and I especially loved the interactions she voiced between Candy and Eve. Flawless changes and very entertaining.

  • Christmas Candy

  • By: Samantha Jacobey
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Hensley-Mayes
  • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11

Candice Parker's life has never been easy. Plagued by losses and setbacks, each day is a struggle for the petite brunette and her young son. When fireman Gary enters her world, he is one mistake she refuses to make; but after tragedy strikes, she may not have a choice. Gerald Ford has never been what anyone would call settled. Always keeping things simple, he lived a fast and furious lifestyle, with no intentions of slowing down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Cute Christmas romance

  • By JreaderLee on 11-15-16

Warming up for the holidays!

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

Reviewed: 10-20-18

Christmas is coming, so what better way to start getting into holiday spirit than with a book? This short by Samantha Jacobey has such a wonderful message. Candace is a young mother of a special needs son. She has had a difficult childhood and now wants no help from anyone. Gary, a fireman, has taken an interest in Candace and won't let her aloofness discourage him. This push pull romance is sweet and full of happy, warm feelings. Candace is a difficult one, full of anguish and distrust. Her unconditional love of her son is beautiful and her relationship with her mom is one I really admire after all they have been through. Gary is a great character, and I think there is more depth to him than we get to see in this installment of the series. He is passionate with helping others and his persistence is welcomed as we get to know this couple. Narrated by Vanessa Hensley-Mayes, the story is well told and I have to see where the go next!

  • Eamon

  • Cowboys and Debutantes, Book 3
  • By: Vivi Holt, Cowboys and Debutantes
  • Narrated by: Dawson McBride
  • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

Eamon thinks he has love and life figured out. A successful accountant, full of confidence and charm, he's got it all, including the beautiful girlfriend and the high flying job. But when his brother inherits a ranch in south Georgia, he leaves everything behind to help him run it. Emily Zhu is a driven and ambitious surgeon from Boston. Everything in her life is structured and planned, down to the last detail. When Eamon and Emily's paths collide at a wedding, they fight an immediate attraction. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet cowboy and doctor story

  • By chemjamie on 10-22-18

Sweet and heart warming

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

Reviewed: 10-19-18

Cowboys, need I say more? Eamon has come to Cotton Tree Ranch to help his brothers out. Emily comes to the ranch for Hazel and Dalton's wedding...and the sparks fly. The problem is, Emily's life is back in Boston where she is going to be a high powered surgeon, and Eamon still has a girlfriend he left back in the city. But life never is as certain as expected. When Emily finds out her job offer is no longer available, she begins to re-evaluate her priorities. And can Eamon continue a long distance relationship? This story is full of self awareness, and growing. Vivi Holt writes with elegance as the story unfolds, giving Emily a lot to deal with. She has to decide if surgery is what she wants, would she be happy in a quiet town, can she break from her dominating parents? And is the pull to Eamon strong enough to keep her at Cotton Tree? Eamon is a great man, who knows what he wants and goes after it. It's refreshing to have characters that are true to life, so much so that you feel like they could be friends of yours. This installment is a great addition and I can't wait to hear Parker's story as well as the continuation of Hazel's situation.

Dawson McBride is the best choice for this series. His smooth baritone voice gives us the true feeling of ranch life.I love his different voices for the men, but really love that his female voices are not forced. He is wonderful.

  • Bait

  • By: Jade West
  • Narrated by: Evan Garrett, Posey Clifford
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105

A stranger online. Dark hair and even darker eyes that knew my dirty desires before I did. A fantasy that should never be spoken. But he pulled the confession from me. And now he's coming for me. Rough. Dirty. Dangerous. It's supposed to be one night to get me off and make me forget. He'll make me his and I'll pretend I don't want him to. I'll run and he'll chase. Because I asked him for this. I begged him for this. Tonight, in the darkness, he's the hunter. And I'm the bait.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Trigger Warning

  • By Nicole B. on 01-11-18

Dark and steamy

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

Reviewed: 10-18-18

I had heard some rumblings about this book, so thought I would give it a listen. If you like dark romance, you will enjoy the story of Abigail and Leo. Each of these characters has a dark back story. Leo's stems from a crazy girlfriend who ended up dying in a fire, leaving him with his distraught brother who calls himself Ash, and a delightful son, Cam. We get to see in depth the ramifications of the relationships and where it is taking Leo. Abigail is trying to rebuild her life after a bad relationship and unforeseen circumstances. These two meet online and make a date for Leo to hunt Abigail. And their connection begins from there. The scenes are hauntingly erotic, the chases are dark, masochistic and full of pent up aggression and passion. I loved learning about Leo and thought Evan Garrett portrayed his character exactly as expected. His voice for Leo is rough and slightly raspy, and holds all the angst, frustration and emotion that Leo has. Abigail is a little harder for me to understand, her story is not as fully developed and I had some difficulty relating to her motivation for this type of relationship. There is definitely more to her than is said. Posey Clifford voices Abigail and for this type of role, I found her not to fit the darkness that Abigail felt. Being my first Jade West listen, I will definitely look for more when I am in the mood for a dark romance.

  • The Sheikh’s Stubborn Assistant

  • The Sharif Sheikhs Series, Book 3
  • By: Leslie North
  • Narrated by: Nicole Blessing
  • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

American college grad Katie is as ambitious as she is creative, so when she learns of a friend’s brother who owns an art gallery in Dubai, she leaps at the chance to jump-start her career in the luxurious city. But her dream job quickly becomes a nightmare when she discovers her new boss is as unpleasant as he is handsome. Khalid Sharif may make her pulse race, but not even his dark mystique, lithe muscles, and ridiculous wealth are enough to make up for his rudeness. Katie won't back down though, and she won't quit until Khalid realizes exactly what she has to offer.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Foreplay!

  • By PATRICIA on 10-18-18

Foreplay!

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

Reviewed: 10-18-18

Book 3 of the Sharif Sheikh's gives us Katie and Khalid Different from his business minded brothers, Khalid is an artist and when forced to step into the role of art gallery owner is determined to make a success of it. Katie, a recent college graduate flies to Dubai with the intention of getting ahead in her career. When these two meet, the clash is loud and the attraction clear. There is much dissension in the work place as Katie tries to integrate some of her ideas to make the gallery successful. Khalid is blocking her at every turn, and this leads to high charged foreplay. Leslie North gives these two characters stubbornness and passion. Katie is smart and confident and will match Khalid with her candor. I love their chemistry, inability to keep their hands off each other, but get so frustrated with Khalid's attitude! Of course that just fuels my need to keep listening, as North has captured my attention and I need to see how this couple plays out. Another winning installment to this trilogy.

Nicole Blessing does an amazing job with the narration, including great accents and wonderful voices. I find her performances great and a joy to listen to.

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  • Tell It Like It Is

  • The Northstar Security Series, Book 5
  • By: Stanalei Fletcher
  • Narrated by: Charles Henderson Norman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 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

When Northstar Security agent Justine Shelby is assigned to protect world-famous author Rosalee Kane, the last thing she wants is help from the author’s nephew, prickly but attractive FBI Special Agent Nelson Kane. Shelby is used to depending on herself and is content to work alone, but Rosalee and Kane make Shelby wish for something more. Of course, he may never forgive her if the assignment isn’t successful, and the threats are escalating.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended

  • By Peni A on 10-22-18

Such a good series!

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

Reviewed: 10-18-18

This series continues to get better and better as it goes on. Northstar Security dispatches Shelby to protect author Rosalee Kane.She is writing her biography and is receiving threats. No one is really taking her seriously except Northstar, and now that the threat is real, Kane's nephew, FBI Agent Kane comes to her aid. Shelby and Kane butt heads, but you can feel their immediate chemistry. Both have Rosalee's safety as their main priority though and will do whatever it takes to keep her protected. Stanalei Fletcher writes such strong heroines, yet each have a vulnerability that keeps them human. Shelby is full of spunk, is extremely capable, but you feel her passion when it comes to Kane. Kane is a strong-willed agent, wants to play by the book, but has a respect for Shelby and knows together they are stronger. This romantic suspense will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end. It's full of twists and turns, unexpected culprits and an slow burning romance. I love this series.

Charles Henderson Norman continues his narration and is the voice of Northstar. I love his consistency with his character voicing, and ability to switch with ease between female and male narrations and with this one he even voiced an older woman with precision! He makes the listen suspenseful and fun.

  • Kings Crossed Lovers

  • Safe Harbors, Book 4
  • By: Donna K. Weaver
  • Narrated by: Vicki Pierce
  • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

Ethan Walters has no time for distractions like romance. Not if he's going to have the brilliant medical career he's always dreamed of. But when he's given a trip to a theme park resort as a college graduation present, he can't exactly say no. Even if Samantha - the one girl with the power to dismantle his goals - is tagging along.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet and fun!

  • By PATRICIA on 10-18-18

Sweet and fun!

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

Reviewed: 10-18-18

Kings Crossed Lovers is a sweet romance that I thoroughly enjoyed! Though the 4th book in the series, I easily read this as a standalone. Ethan and Sam have been online friends for years. When a chance to vacation together with Sam's brother arises, they both g. But will their online spark translate to real life? There are few things I truly loved about this story. First, the art of technology today infused in the story is so lifelike. Having kids that use facetime and skype as a way of communication, the relationship that Ethan and Samantha had prior to actually meeting is very believable to me. I also loved their connection with the books they read, and subsequently the amusement park they went to. It is a theme our family loves and it made the listen a real pleasure. I think this is a fun story, with a slow burn, a little angst and some self awareness and personal growth. Vicki Pierce does a wonderful job with the narration and it is an enjoyable listen.

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