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  • Resisting the Boss

  • Mid Life Love
  • By: Whitney G.
  • Narrated by: CJ Bloom, August James
  • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 153
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 144

Claire Gracen's life is picture perfect. Her career as a marketing director is on the brink of being legendary, and her marriage to her high school sweetheart has never been stronger. No, wait. It has. It used to be amazing and fulfilling, but one day Claire realizes that she's been living a lie and her best friend and husband have committed the ultimate betrayal. Broken and depressed, Claire is in need of something new - new city, new job, new friends.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love the twist at the end! had me on edge.

  • By Oprah W. on 01-08-19

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 04-22-19

I gave up with 8 hours to go. The plot dragged on and on, repeating one scene after the other, I can only imagine the remaining 8hrs was more of the same. The female narrator was good, but the male narrator was brutal

  • Groupie

  • By: M. E. Carter
  • Narrated by: Muffy Newtown, Christian Fox
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210

Sure, I'd heard the stories of the groupies before. Who hasn't? I've just been more sheltered than my teammates. So what? I didn't expect her to be smart. Witty. Kind. She brings me to my knees in every way - except one. That part? I'm saving until the time is right. So how in the hell did I end up falling for a groupie like Tiffany? And how in the hell is this going to work when everyone at my job has had a piece of the one thing I haven't?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Loved This Twist On A ♥♥♥♥♥ Love Story

  • By Nancee on 08-07-17

Despicable heroine

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

Reviewed: 02-14-19

I really wished the author had not made Tiffany so “sexually liberated” because in my mind she was sexual irresponsible, stupid and selfish. Our story opens with our soccer groupie heroine engaging in casual group sexual activities with her favourite soccer playing “friends”, all in the spirit of “these are my friends” and “I just love sex”, “ I am not hurting anyone”. But it is quite clear from the start that Tiffany’s sexual partner friends really don’t have a lot of respect for her, and in fact she is hurting someone, cause some of these guys are married! I really couldn’t stand Tiffany. She is naive, selfish and the home wrecker the soccer WAGs claim she is. After I learned that she slept with the married guys, I had no sympathy for her. I loved our hero Rowan but for the life of me couldn’t see what he saw in her.

  • Sweet Talk

  • By: Susan Mallery
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 675
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 452
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 450

Is there anything sweeter than a first love? Don't ask Claire Keyes. The 28-year-old piano prodigy has never had a regular boyfriend, much less a real romance. Her music career has left little room for friends or family - which is just part of the reason she hasn't seen the family bakery or her two sisters in years.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • enjoyed

  • By MaxineSap on 09-19-08

Nasty Characters

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

Reviewed: 02-02-19

It was torture reading the first half of this book. It was filled with nasty, hateful, overtly mean characters who only see the worst in people. From the main characters’ two sisters, to their friends, to all of the workers and customers of the bakery - they were all dreadful. It’s hard to believe so many nasty people could exist in such a small group.

The plot was relatively engaging, If it wasn’t for all of the fighting and the crappy, selfish, unlikable characters this book would have been pretty good, but as it stands I wouldn’t recommend it.

  • Boys and Toys

  • By: Cara Lockwood
  • Narrated by: Allegra Cole
  • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 130
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 126
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 126

Sex toy party hostess Liv Tanaka has a collection. Vibrating purple rabbits, cherry-flavored edible underwear, flavored oils.... Hey, wearing a leather corset and stilettos (while selling dildos) pays the bills. Just don't tell her very conservative parents. Because if they discovered Liv's sex-toy-selling "Asian Elvira" alter ego, her parents would disown her. So far, Liv's doing a bang-up job of keeping her two worlds separate... until Porter Benjamin shows up at her party.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I wasted a credit so you won't have to

  • By Diana on 05-05-15

Brutal narrator

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

Reviewed: 12-14-18

DNF. I couldn’t get through much of this story as I found the narrator excruciating to listen to. Over dramatic, with way too many pauses and inappropriate changes in tone, the narrator needs some serious training. The story may have been good but I will never know.

  • The Game Plan

  • By: R.L. Mathewson
  • Narrated by: Fran Jules
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 667
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 618
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 622

Spend the next 40 years in prison or break her lease early? Normally she'd be able to say that this one was a no-brainer, but things have definitely changed since she was forced to move in across the hall from Danny Bradford. A lot of things.... She wanted to get through one day, just one day without Danny Bradford doing something to test the limits to her control, but with that damn smile of his and his habit of leaving her contemplating manslaughter, she didn't see that happening anytime soon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love, Love, Love the Bradford Men

  • By Vicki on 03-30-16

More of the same

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

Reviewed: 10-19-18

I have read the previous four books in this series, they are all good on their own, but are way too similar to enjoy all them. Much like the previous books in this series, The Game Plan follows the same formula. Next door neighbours who start as adversaries then fall for each other, ravenously hungry Bradford’s who constantly get up to high jinx in their efforts to acquire food, a cute nickname for the heroine, boy chases girl etc. In the first and maybe the second books, these elements are fun and engaging, but when we see them in book after book it gets a little old. If you haven’t read the previous books in this series The Game Plan will be a fun read, but if you have read the previous, this is a whole lot more of the same.

  • The Naked Truth

  • By: Vi Keeland
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,713
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,599
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,597

It was just a typical Monday. Until the big boss asked me to make the pitch for a prospective new client. After two years on shaky ground at work because of my screw up, an opportunity to impress the senior partners was just what I needed. Or so I thought, until I walked into the conference room and collided with the man I was supposed to pitch to. My coffee spilled, my files tumbled to the ground, and I almost lost my balance. And that was the good part of my day. Because the gorgeous man who crouched down and looked at me like he wanted to eat me alive was none other than my ex.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This isn’t a typical love story.

  • By Angelica Quintero on 07-26-18

Not my favourite

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

Keeland is one of my favourite authors in this genre, but the plot of this book is a bit too similar to the plot of Keeland’s Stuck Up Suit. IMHO it’s not worth the credit if you have read Stuck Up Suit.

  • Checkmate

  • By: R. L. Mathewson
  • Narrated by: Fran Jules
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,063
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 999
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,000

There’s nothing worse than living next door to your childhood nemesis, except maybe being forced to share your dream project with him, being blackmailed into going along with something that was just wrong on so many levels, and having your hot cocoa stolen by the person that drove you to drink it in the first place.As long as she has plenty of hot cocoa, a pair of pliers on hand and is able to resist Connor O’Neil’s bad boy charm then Rory James should be able to make it through this project with her sanity intact.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  •  sweet, sexy, lighthearted, just plain funny!

  • By Jordy ♡♡♡♡ on 11-28-13

Dumb premise

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

Reviewed: 09-20-18


Life-long arch enemies end up co-supervising a project together. He (Conner) expects to be the boss, and have her (Rory)fetch him coffee. Conner then sets out on a mission to turn Rory’s five loyal brothers against her.
Besides the ridiculous premise, the plot was all over the place. They seem to kiss, and touch when they don’t even like each other, plus there were jumps between story and time lines that often left me confused.

It found it impossible to like a guy like Connor who a) was plotting to destroy her company throughout most of the book b) is so stupid to think he could turn Rory’s 5 brothers, who love and protect her against her and c)do all of this and think he is going to keep her in his bed.

I loved the first two books in this series, but I wouldn’t recommend Checkmate.

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  • Ruthless

  • By: Lexi Blake
  • Narrated by: Alexandra Shawnee
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 225
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 200
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202

Riley Lawless believes the CEO of StratCast orchestrated his parents' murder 20 years ago to steal his father's software program. And there's only one way he can find some solid evidence - and wreak his vengeance. Heir to the StratCast legacy, Ellie Stratton hires a new attorney to handle a delicate business matter - and she's shocked by her attraction to him. Over the course of a few weeks, Riley becomes her lover, her friend, her everything.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great characters and story

  • By Sarah on 02-15-17

Moronic MC

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

DNF After our Wharton educated, soon to be CEO makes her umpteenth mistake at work, I finally gave up half way through. At no point does Elli demonstrate that she is the bright, talented executive she is supposed to be. She is oblivious even to the most basic aspects of her company, even her stock price falling 20% seems to miss her notice. I couldn't take her stupidity any longer and gave up.

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  • #1 Crush

  • By: T Gephart
  • Narrated by: Grace Grant
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 315

Tia Monroe was smart, sassy, and successful. Sure, she could get a little crazy at times - life around Tia was never boring - but that was part of her appeal. And while she didn't see herself as classically beautiful, she had no shortage of options in the boyfriend department. She just hadn't found one who held her interest. Until she laid eyes on Eric Larsson, and then it was lust at first sight. He packed the perfect mix of smoldering sexy and unapologetic cool into his blond-haired, blue-eyed, ridiculously hot six-foot-four frame.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cute laugh out loud story

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-20-17

Lies

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

Reviewed: 08-31-18

DNF There were just too many unnecessary lies told right from the start. It got tiresome a third of the way through so I gave up

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • 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 218
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204

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

Unlikeble MC's

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

I had a hard time liking either of the MC’s. Reed is a self absorbed, unapologetic, prick and Nolan is childish and pathetic. I couldn’t see any redeeming qualities in Reed what so ever. Sure he has looks and athleticism, but he thinks only of himself, and regularly associates with his Ex who proves over and over again to be a disgusting human being. Through out the book Reed has little to no regard for the girl he supposedly loves (Nolan) and in the end he is intentionally cruel to her. If you are looking for a story of a girl's unhealthy obsession with a spoiled selfish popular guy, this is your book.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful