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  • Serious Leigh

  • Literal Leigh Romance Diaries, Book 2
  • By: Melanie James
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64

Oy vey! Shit just got serious in Chicago. The Witches Union has discovered that Leigh Epstein has been dabbling in the dark arts, and now they want to become creative editors for Leigh's paranormal romance, "Four-Bitten Fangtasy", a book about a shape shifting-werewolf-vampire hybrid named Vlad. They definitely have something up their sleeves and they've assigned our young apprentice witch to a mentor named Gertie, who isn't quite up to snuff.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome and hilarious!

  • By erobbins33 on 12-13-16

Very funny!

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

Reviewed: 05-30-15

I did again enjoy this 2nd instalment although the first one is my favourite so far. All the characters are likeable even those who at first seem to resist eventually grow on you. Again there were parts that had me laughing out loud literally and not just a quick ha ha, but a long, LMAO. I am intreagued to find out what will happen next but will wait a bit as I find them expensive for the length. They are very short and should perhaps be bit more economical. Again Hollie Jackson is amazing. Are you sure she's not secretly the author? I ask this because she does the personas so well. I don't think anyone else could do it any better. Good job on both counts, story and narration!

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  • Accidental Leigh

  • Literal Leigh Romance Diaries, Book 1
  • By: Melanie James
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 181

How does a girl become a witch? By accident, of course! Leigh Epstein is a grief stricken and lonely elementary school teacher that is devastated by the brutal and unexpected death of her true love at the hands of a careless writer. She overcomes her grief by taking matters in her own hands and takes up a little romance writing to resurrect her vampire-werewolf book-boyfriend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gut busting funny !!

  • By Tammy Payne on 12-20-14

Watch out who your friends are!!!! LOL

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

Reviewed: 05-24-15

I really enjoyed this and didn't think I would. Sorry now I left it so long in my library without so much as a glance. It is expensive for the length but I enjoyed it so much I will be purchasing book 2. Had to pay attention as the story skips from real life to fiction in a heartbeat and I did get lost a couple of times but that's the beauty of the rewind.

It was hilarious, actually made me laugh out "very" loud when everyone was asleep and I just couldn't stop. So glad I gave this book a chance. The characters were well developed and very likeable, all of them. JUST TOO SHORT! Mini cliffhanger at the end, just enough to peek my interest and make sure I need to get 2nd instalment.

The narrator, Hollie Jackson was soooo goood I had to check whether she was the author. It felt like she new the characters so well and the story just flowed from her lips. Melanie James can be very satisfied because Hollie did an amazing job. Sadly many times a narrator can completely kill a book and other times no matter how good the narrator, the book just hasn't "got it". In this case, both the book and the narration complement eachother to perfection.

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  • SEAL My Home

  • SEAL Brotherhood Series
  • By: Sharon Hamilton
  • Narrated by: J.D. Hart
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97

Bad boy Rory Kennedy was raised in foster care, bouncing in and out of trouble along the way. He finds his true family and real brothers as a Navy SEAL, one of the navy's elite warriors. When his BUD/S instructor barked the SEAL's motto - "only easy day was yesterday" - he knew he had found home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • home and SEALed

  • By julie on 05-10-15

"How do you say HELLO?" - WOW!!!

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

Reviewed: 05-19-15

Rory and Megan, Megan and Rory! Oh my!!! Once again, Sharon has captivated my heart with this pair of heroes; yes, both are heroes to me. I like Megan. She is simple, straightforward, and shy yet underneath she is the perfect match for this warrior. She is a survivor! I don't want to give anything way as usual, so you'll have to take my word for it and indulge in the deliciousness that is this wonderful love story. I will say it again; these bad boys are awesome guys! There is also a secondary character I fell in-love with, "Mr. Corrigan". He is weaved in and out of the story and, eventually becomes someone very important to our hero and he grew on me instantly. Once more, I found myself in the fascinating world of the “brotherhood” that are the SEALS and am in awe of the constant reminder of theirs and other military's sacrifices. Here we also reminded of who else sacrifices... the families!!! I know it is a Romance book to most but to me it is so much more, it's whole other world of blood, sweat and tears and an inner strength that I envy and so admire. I agree with Sharon in that she now writes with JD Hart's voice in mind because I really could not imagine anyone else acting out the scenes. Am I just used to hearing him? Well I thought I was, but BAM, BAM, BAM he surprises me again adding juice to an already ripe, more than ready exotic fruit! I cannot believe it is finished and have to wait for the next instalment. Sharon's books are an automatic download/purchase for me, which is how positive I am that I will enjoy the next adventure. Why don't you hop on, open your mind and enjoy the waves?

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  • SEAL's Promise

  • Bad Boys of Team 3, SEAL Brotherhood Series, Book 8
  • By: Sharon Hamilton
  • Narrated by: J.D. Hart
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112

A SEAL's promise is not only something to live for, it is something to die for. Special Operator T.J. Talbot, raised in a string of foster homes and nearly tossed from the Brotherhood, is forced to make a deathbed promise to care for his best friend's wife and baby. At home, Shannon Moore wants nothing to do with the community or anything that reminds her of her fallen SEAL husband, until fate steps in to show her she is still connected, and needs the love of this flawed warrior who shares her grief.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love me s SEAL

  • By seelk on 01-12-15

Ladies... this one is MINE!

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

Reviewed: 05-16-15

I just downloaded SEAL My Home, so of course, I had to re-read A SEAL's Promise again first because I hadn't done my review & didn't want to forget how I felt. I know they are "Bad Boys" but they really aren't, they're lovely. I've yet to read a Sharon Hamilton book that doesn't touch me. I would dedicate this book to those times when you think life has just kicked you in the ovaries and you can't see the silver lining.... along comes a majestic warrior & saves the day! Tender, heart-felt, sexy and oh so endearing... those are the words I would use to describe TJ Talbot. I was completely taken in from the first few paragrahps. I love this hero, he's my cup of tea. As I go through Sharon's SEAL books I keep thinking "ooh maybe he's my favourite, but then there's...", yep, just can't make my mind up, but TJ, he may just be the one for me!!! At the end of each book I think "OK, there is no way she can top herself after that!" and then, SHE DOES. Again, the audiobook version is dramatised, yes dramatised, because you forget it's just one man narrating the whole thing! There is nothing missing in any of these books, they're 100% for me, then JD comes along and makes them 150%. It's too much sometimes for my fragile heart because I ALWAYS CRY. I've come to expect a high level of romance, action, fun and diversity from Sharon which is not fair because not everyone can write the next book as good as, or better than the last, but I DO EXPECT THAT from her because that's what I've received from every single book! This is no different, except that this SEAL might have been "imagined" just for me!

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  • When You Dare

  • By: Lori Foster
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 706
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 602
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 609

Readers can “feel heat radiating off the pages” ( Publishers Weekly) of New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Lori Foster’s steamy romances. Her work has even earned her a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. The first in her compelling Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor series, When You Dare is sure to satisfy Foster’s loyal fans—and win her new ones.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I purchased this because narrated by Jim Frangione

  • By KIA on 07-26-11

FANTASTIC!!!

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

Reviewed: 11-24-14

OMG, Lori has so much class in her writing! This book had me mesmerised right from the beginning. Dare... what an amazing man. I think he's every woman's dream. This story is so well written that you become fully engaged to fantasise about its characters from the first couple of paragraphs. Action packed, suspenseful, heart-racingly sexy and just so blooming amazing. There are no flaws in the way Lori brings these characters to life, in the way she moulds them into people you wish you knew in real life because you actually fall in love with them. Hands down she is one of my most favourite authors now that I have found her. This book is a fantastic temptation to continue the series knowing full well that each book is going to be just as good if not better than the first. I should know I've read them all. Please don't give this one a miss. If you like well-structured stories with amazing alpha hunks and witty, quirky, intelligent women with an engaging foundation of mystery to solve, together with the anticipation of smexy love scenes, then this book is for you. You will laugh, you may cry, I did, you'll be thoroughly entertained and at the end you will be hungry for more.

If you are lucky enough to have the Audible version too I fully endorse it. Jim Frangione is off the charts and the perfect choice to pull it off to perfection. He brings out the strong brooding male persona whilst expertly delivering the female voices so you forget it's a male narrator! The humour, let’s not forget the humour. Lori has a great sense of humour and that comes out clearly in her books. Jim's bedroom voice most definitely won me over. Now I'm ready to listen to "Trace of Fever" again. I'm just as excited as I was the first time I read it. It’s a real gem! This story is about Molly, who is Natalie’s sister, whom we met in READY, SET, JETT and she and Jett make an appearance in this book. We finally find out what happened to Molly and… as you know, no spoilers from me but I will tell you that it’s awful and amazing and we get to meet DARE… ahhh, Dare, there are no words, only Lori’s to describe what a man he is, so I guess you really will have to read it if you don’t want to miss out on an amazing book. I love it!

  • Underworld Lover

  • The Guardians, Book 2
  • By: Sharon Hamilton
  • Narrated by: J. D. Hart
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Joshua Brandon, a legendary and powerful rogue dark angel, meets a human woman whose soul he cannot take, and finds something he has not experienced before: love. At the same time, a new director comes to power in the Underworld, who asks for a test of Josh's loyalty by delivering this very woman to him. Melanie Worthington is back among the living, after reeling from the suicide of a close friend.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sexy take on Hell and Office Politics

  • By Kim on 10-17-14

Who knew dark could be so loveable!

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

Reviewed: 11-14-14

This is getting even better!!! JOSH! I hated him in book one “Heavenly Lover”, I really did! He’s a despicable creature whose idea of fun is helping innocents throw away the greatest gift a human has, “life”! So, then, can someone please tell me how Sharon manages to turn my whole brain and heart around and get me to absolutely love this horrible, dark angel. Yes I do love him and feel sorry for him and have no idea what is wrong with me.

Sharon did it again and even better! She has followed up on ALL the characters which I love and managed to create some new ones whose butt I would kick for free. Her wonderful imagination has created a story you won’t forget easily because it’s captivating. I couldn’t stop reading/listening because I was so immersed in the plot. If you were having second thoughts about getting this book, don’t, you will thoroughly enjoy it to no end, really you will!

This one is much, much darker than book one with a lot more action which I love and when the bad guy becomes the hero IT’S JUST TOO MUCH!!! Even Audray manages to win a place in my heart and I disliked her almost as much as Josh in book one too!

We’re introduced to JONAS, oh my, oh my… are we in for a treat in book three. Yes I know I’m ahead of myself here but I just know! Expect hot, fan-yourself scene with this one, I just know it.

J. D. Hart did a fantastic job of the narration. He’s so good with the different voices and accents. If you’ve heard him you will know that he as a deep, manly voice, yet he’s so good with the female voices too! He doesn’t try the high pitches just the subtle intonations, the pauses, the feeling comes right through and you can visualise the women as if they were right in front of you.

This sequel is full of surprises, more twists and turns promising and delivering entertainment from the beginning to the end. Very passionate and hot scenes that Sharon depicts so vividly. Another job really well done!

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  • Heavenly Lover

  • Guardian Angel, Book 1
  • By: Sharon Hamilton
  • Narrated by: J.D. Hart
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 42

Claire, an unconventional Guardian angel sent to save a sexy Brazilian-born painter from killing himself, discovers Daniel has been preyed upon by a powerful dark angel posing as his best friend and agent. Although successful in saving Daniel's life, Claire is in danger of losing her own when attraction to her handsome charge blooms into a forbidden love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • heavenly

  • By seelk on 08-21-14

Oh my heavens!

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

Reviewed: 11-14-14

I have read/listened to this book twice. I enjoyed it even more the second time around. I’m really a “SEAL baby” and although I enjoy the occasional paranormal here and there it’s not what I usually go for. I wasn’t surprised that I enjoyed Sharon’s paranormal rendition of the heavenly kind because I expected this book to be no less than her SEAL Brotherhood Series. Sharon didn’t disappoint! I enjoyed it so much… my heart aching for Claire all the way to the unexpected end! I loved the final twist that puts everything in its place as it should be.

I think that the hierarchy of the characters was very cleverly thought out and the way in which the two worlds interact was expertly played out so that you could actually think it a possibility! You’re given amazing visions of the heavenly world and its day to day business so to speak, then you’re thrown into the underworld and it putrid inhabitants and their daily goals. Caught in the middle is Daniel, wonderful, sexy, sensitive, Daniel. As always I never give spoilers and this is no different, just going to add that although different it was just as enjoyable as Sharon’s other books that we have all come to know and love.

Sharon doesn’t just deliver a wonderful hero and heroine, she always gives us really interesting secondary characters you just want to know more about. Once again her ability to make you lose yourself in a world so different to your own is unsurpassable. You will get lost in it, you will enjoy it and you will love the characters, it’s inevitable!

If you are lucky to also have the audio version, again you won’t be disappointed because J. D. Hart is a wonderful story teller. He does “pain” so well that you will feel it! I see it as a “Radio”. Sharon creates the intricate circuits and places the chips and wires in the right place not forgetting a single piece of the hardware and then JD is the electricity that flows through each and every one of those cleverly situated circuits. AND BAM! You have a song, a play, a dramatized story of love and pain, of fear and hopelessness. Together they are MAGIC!

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  • SEAL of My Heart: A SEAL Brotherhood

  • By: Sharon Hamilton
  • Narrated by: J. D. Hart
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121

Kate Morgan is engaged to the most eligible bachelor in Sonoma County, the son of a wealthy wine family in Healdsburg, California. On a flight to visit her sister in Portland she is seated next to a young hard-bodied elite soldier who ignites her insides in a strange attraction she cannot deny. Navy SEAL Tyler Gray plans to spend a weekend home before deploying to North Africa with the rest of his SEAL Team 3. But the conversation with Kate has him rethinking his future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Serendipity on a plane!

  • By Johnny on 05-22-14

Seal of My Heart...

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

Reviewed: 11-10-14

OMG OMG I love this book. It just keeps getting better and better, so good in fact that I don’t know how Sharon can top herself and I need her to because I’m hungry for more!

Tyler, he surprised me so much, I didn’t realise he had this intense, oh so sexy side to him. This love story is perfect, so romantic and so very raunchy with a hotness that burns so beware!

Lots of action in this one which I love BUT again, I cried so much!!! Sharon is VERY GOOD at the break-your-heart scenes, she has a real talent for them every single time and if you are lucky enough listen to the audiobook too then you will be amazed at how JD Hart portrays that unique female pain, he’s just so good at it that no matter what I’m doing I HAVE TO STOP, listen, hold my breath and cry!

Darn this duo of author and narrator, they’re so good and complement each other so well that no reader stands a chance! Again Sharon had me in fits with the scene about the municipal bus. LOL!

Sharon Hamilton fans and non-fans will not be disappointed, on the contrary they will hunger for more and will enjoy a journey of unconditional love, bravery beyond compare, heart-wrenching pain and lovemaking that may well be illegal in some places! WE WANT MORE, WE WANT MORE!

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  • SEAL My Destiny

  • SEAL Brotherhood, Book #6
  • By: Sharon Hamilton
  • Narrated by: J.D. Hart
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110

Navy SEAL Luke Paulsen, on the verge of PTSD stemming from the death of his fiancée and a brutal tour overseas, knows he is damaged goods and unsuitable for relationships. While paying respects to a fallen comrade, he is unprepared for the chemical attraction he feels for the carefree dark-haired beauty playing in the surf one evening. Julie Christensen befriends the troubled SEAL, motivated by her yearning to soothe the young man's troubled soul. Fueled by intense mutual desire, they succumb to one night of mind-numbing passion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It was AWESOME

  • By Karen on 07-27-14

Moody but Hot!

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

Reviewed: 11-10-14

Woah, Luke… moody much! So intense, but then again, there are two good reasons for it and they both include loss of life. Poor guy, he’s drowning and needs someone to lend him a hand. That hand comes in the form of the beautiful Julie.

Luke is a difficult guy and can run hot and cold in a heartbeat and JD amazingly plays out those highs and lows giving a realistic performance that almost makes you forget “it’s not real!”

Again Sharon commands the stage robbing the reader of reason and reality getting lost in her amazing SEAL world AND I LOVE IT! I really am a SEAL gal. The amazing bedroom scenes will make you need to clear your throat a few times but the PAIN, the pain is so real in this book. SEALS, well, all military personnel who put their life on the line for “innocents” have me in awe and I salute each and every one of them. The minute Sharon puts pen to paper bringing these amazing warriors and their equally “cojonudas” ladies, I’m a goner. Sharon hasn’t failed me yet and I don’t think she ever will. The SEAL Brotherhood Series is a job so well done and it helps me escape the reality that sometimes drowns me and gives me the boost I need to get through the day adding hope and beautiful dreams.

On the LOL side of things, Sharon is getting funnier there is always a pinch of humour in all her books, and in Chapter 21 and Chapter 25 regarding Brandon (Kyle’s son) I really laughed. It started with a spoon then went on to break time at school, all I can say is “How’s it hanging little man?” I guess you’ll have to read it so you can enjoy it too!

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  • Cruisin' for a SEAL

  • SEAL Brotherhood #5
  • By: Sharon Hamilton
  • Narrated by: J. D. Hart
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121

Mark Beale and several of his brothers from SEAL Team 3 board a cruise ship to bury a fallen buddy's ashes at sea. A risky affair with a beautiful Italian the night before they leave begins to ease his survivor's guilt. Sophia Negri, suffering jitters over her engagement, falls for the handsome SEAL and pretends she speaks no English, letting their bodies do the talking. When Marc finds her on the ship and learns Sophia is half American, he is angry at first, but falls for her all over again as they set sail.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A wonderful romantic passion filled listen

  • By Cyn on 05-21-15

"Do cobras climb..."

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

Reviewed: 11-10-14

Again, my second time around with this audiobook. I loved Marc in SEAL THE DEAL and was so glad to see Sharon didn’t make me wait to find out what happened to this amazing warrior.

This book is about Mark and Sophia’s journey to happy ever after. A lot of action in this one and a lot of interaction of the other seals and their wives. Finally we get some happiness for Fredo but I want give any spoilers you’ll have to find out for yourself but it is steamy sweet!

There are many different characters in this one and JD does another amazing job in bringing them all to life. I don’t think any other narrator will ever do for Sharon’s books. JD does such a good job I sometimes think that Sharon has him in mind when she writes. They are perfectly harmonised.

An incredibly strong love unexpected love turns up for Marc and he so deserves it. I love this guy, he’s so tender, passionate and hot, who wouldn’t love a guy like that. This series just continues to be amazing.

I have to mention a sentence COOP says which is so funny but to appreciate it you’ll have to read/listen to it in context; COOP: “Do cobras climb trees?” lol

There were a couple of problems with the recording jumping in Chapter 27 at the following minutes:-
4:18-4:22; 4:54-4:56; 14:48-14:52; and 17:56-18:03 but aside from that IT WAS WONDERFUL!

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