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  • The Darkest Hour

  • Kelly Group International, Book 1
  • By: Maya Banks
  • Narrated by: Harry Berkeley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,139
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,022
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,033

It's been a year since ex-Navy SEAL Ethan Kelly saw his wife Rachel alive. Now he's received an anonymous phone call claiming Rachel is alive. To find her, Ethan will have to doge bullets, cross a jungle, and risk falling captive to a deadly drug cartel that threatens his own demise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BINGE WORTHY SERIES

  • By BluBumbleB on 05-27-17

Great Series

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

Reviewed: 03-11-18

I originally read this book but decided to pick up the audio version. Harry Berkeley does a great job with the story. The Kelly clan stories are all full of action and romance. Maya Banks is a great writer with a good sense of pacing. She builds enough intrigue you keep digging deeper and deeper into the story waiting for what happens next. She doesn't overdo it, it's just the right amount of action to balance out the romance and keep it a page turner. Highly recommended.

  • The Gargoyle Gets His Girl

  • Nocturne Falls, Volume 3
  • By: Kristen Painter
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,658
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,537
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,534

Willa Iscove, fae jeweler, has her first stalker. Really, he's just one of her lovesick customers. The ring she crafted to help him find new love has backfired, making Willa the object of his affections. In a bid to rid herself of her amorous client, Willa makes a wish in the Nocturne Falls fountain using the piece of opal in her pocket and in doing so, unknowingly conscripts as her guardian the sexy gargoyle on duty.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is a Must Read Series!

  • By Cheri on 02-29-16

Consistently Good Series

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

Reviewed: 03-11-18

I continue to be impressed with Kristen Painter's Nocturne Falls Series and BJ Harrison's narration. Every story is sweet and romantic. It is set in a fantastic world where paranormal are out in the open but still pulling the wool over the humans' eyes. These stories are robust and fully envisioned giving you a great tale along with all the butterflies a good romance should give.

Willa and Nick's story is my favorite so far. There was an added level of friction based on the type of paranormal they each are which made their romance very endearing. One of the things I am growing to love about Kristen Painter is that she does not write stupid characters. No one makes bad decisions just for the sake of advancing the plot. Everyone acts like rational characters - even when they're obviously the bad guy, or in the case of the hero/heroine who is hesitant in love.

Great read. Highly suggested.

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  • Twice The Growl

  • Paranormal Dating Agency, Book 1
  • By: Milly Taiden
  • Narrated by: Lauren Sweet
  • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 745
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 696
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 699

Talia Barca needs a date. Badly. She uses the services of the Paranormal Dating Agency hoping for a decent guy to take to a family wedding. A wedding her Connor and Theron want Tally to complete their Alpha triad. She's sexy, curvy and funny. But she's human. And they're not sure she'll go for a relationship with two men at the same time.As if deciding to give two men a shot wasn’t difficult enough, Tally will also need to deal with a threat from the pack.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Liked the story hated the reader

  • By sstaplet on 05-05-15

Good but wanted more

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

Reviewed: 03-11-18

First, the narration is excellent in this book. Lauren Sweet is a real talent and I will be seeking her out in the future. As far as the story, it was good but I wanted more from it. It's really my problem with most novellas, though. This is only 3 hours long and really needed at least a few more hours to build all of the parts of the story. The heroine falls immediately into bed with not one but two shifters when all she really wanted was a date. She expresses extreme hesitancy but doesn't display it. Little things like that could have been drawn out to increase the romance. It also hit one of my pet peeves with paranormal romance novels - sure I'll be your mate and commit to you for the rest of my life but I don't know yet if I love you. What??? With that said, though, it was still a sweet story. It was just super condensed.

  • Six Months

  • Seven Series, Book 2
  • By: Dannika Dark
  • Narrated by: Nicole Poole
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,428
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,159

April Frost is a compassionate young woman with a steady job and ambitious goals. But the harder she runs away from her past, the more it threatens to destroy her. When three strangers enter her life, April is forced to face her demons, and it's a battle she may not win. Private investigators in the Breed world are men who take risks, and Reno Cole is no exception. As a Shifter, he's expected to control his inner animal. But lately his wolf has been venturing dangerously close to the city, and he's about to discover why.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Overall ~ A Great Story!!

  • By Cheri on 01-31-16

I continue to be impressed

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

Reviewed: 03-10-18

I continue to be impressed by Dannika Dark. This is a second excellent book in this series. There is so much more than romance here but the romance is fantastic, too. You feel like you get a real look into these two characters, their relationship, and how it all evolved. April is a very damaged woman and though some of her decisions can be considered careless, pride makes you do weird things. Reno is as stubborn as they come but his stubbornness is just what April's pride needs. Add in all of the secondary characters being strong roles as well, and you've got a winner. Well worth the time!

  • Crimson Debt

  • Born to Darkness Series, Book 1
  • By: Evangeline Anderson
  • Narrated by: Mackenzie Cartwright
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 647
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 602
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 605

Addison Godwin is a nonglam - one of the one in 10,000 humans who is immune to vampire glamour and mind tricks. Her gift enables her to work as an auditor, enforcing the law that vampires and humans keep their distance from each other except in a purely nonphysical way. The law is necessary because when a vampire tries to have sex with a human, their bloodlust combines with their sexual appetite, and the result looks like roadkill.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wow, What a Great Story and Performance!

  • By Cheri on 09-01-15

Wanted More from the Story

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

Reviewed: 03-09-18

Evangeline Anderson is a great writer. Her Kindred series is one of my all time favorites. This is the first book in the Born to Darkness series and there are parts of it with real promise for a great series. However, I have to agree with several of the other reviewers in saying that the heroine, Addison, is incredibly annoying. I am all for strong female leads, but why did she have to be so unrealistically unreasonable? How arrogant do you have to be to believe that you, a human, know more about vampires than a 400 year old vampire that continues to prove he has your best interest in mind? And Corbin, who has the potential to be incredibly sexy, never stood up to her. It was like he was a whipped puppy walking on eggshells trying to keep her happy. Maybe it frustrated me more because he is reminiscent of Sylvan from the Kindred series who was my favorite. But Sylvan's heroine matched him better. I am not giving up hope for the series, I just will cross my fingers for better leads in the next.

  • The Werewolf Meets His Match

  • Nocturne Falls, Volume 2
  • By: Kristen Painter
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,034
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,880
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,874

Getting arrested wasn't on werewolf Ivy Kincaid's agenda when she arrived in Nocturne Falls, but her life rarely goes according to plan. The upside of spending the night in the local lock-up is finding a hotel room is no longer a worry...but the downside is the man she's come to marry will get his first impression of her behind bars. That's not exactly the way Ivy was hoping to meet her pack's sworn enemy...aka her fiancé.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome Story and Performance!

  • By Cheri on 02-14-16

Another Sweet Story

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

Reviewed: 03-09-18

Kristen Painter continues her sweet journey into Nocturne Falls. Ivy and Hank are such a sweet couple and it was fun getting a look into their lives. Ms. Painter is a talent at writing a sweet love story that's not overly complicated and delivers what it promises. Probably one of my favorite things about her writing style is that the characters don't make outright terrible decisions just to further the plot; they act like sane, grown adults. There is enough intrigue to keep you listening, she leaves all the saucy stuff to the imagination, and I love her for both. Pick this up if you want to kill a few hours wishing you found your way to a Halloween town filled with sexy, smart men. Sign me up, now.

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  • Seven Years

  • Seven, Book 1
  • By: Dannika Dark
  • Narrated by: Nicole Poole
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,678
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,679

It's been seven years since Lexi Knight lost her brother in a tragic accident. On the anniversary of his death, her brother's best friend shows up unexpectedly - a man she hasn't seen since the funeral. He is no longer the boy Lexi once knew, but a dangerous-looking man with tattoos and dark secrets. He broke her trust and abandoned her family, yet what he reveals makes it impossible to stay angry. Lexi has been secretly infatuated with Austin since childhood, so finding out he's a Shifter just makes him sexier.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nice surprise.

  • By Alisha on 02-17-15

Well Worth the Listen

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

Reviewed: 03-09-18

I can't believe I waited so long to pick this up. To be honest, it just kind of sounded like any other shifter book so I wasn't in a big hurry. I kind of want to kick myself now. I can't say I'm overly excited about every single detail in the book but even if I don't agree with all of the decisions I think it is a great story. The main characters are some of the best written I've read in a while. Both strong and capable. The side characters are well rounded and interesting. The story is robust and you actually get what you paid for - a full book rather than some cliffs notes version of a story. I liked it so much I immediately picked up book 2. If the description intrigued you even a little, go ahead and pick it up now.

  • Alpha's Temptation: A Billionaire Werewolf Romance

  • Bad Boy Alphas, Book 1
  • By: Renee Rose, Lee Savino
  • Narrated by: Benjamin Sands
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 476
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 436
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 434

I'm a lone wolf, and I like it that way. Banished from my birth pack after a bloodbath, I never wanted a mate. Then I meet Kylie. My temptation. We're trapped in an elevator together, and her panic almost makes her pass out in my arms. She's strong, but broken. And she's hiding something. My wolf wants to claim her. But she's human, and her delicate flesh won't survive a wolf's mark. I'm too dangerous. I should stay away.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Action Packed, Sexy, Sweet

  • By S.Wehnert on 10-22-17

Very Good

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

Reviewed: 02-25-18

This story was unique and exciting. I loved that the characters were complex and flawed but still manage to pull it together to be with each other. There were a few times in this book where I actually couldn't get to the next part quick enough because I had to know what would happen next. I highly recommend it. It's a great listen.

  • Scarlet

  • By: Celia Kyle
  • Narrated by: Dana Lane
  • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 156

As if hitting 30 wasn't enough, unmated Scarlet Wickham is summoned to this year's Gathering. As a woman marked to be the mate of an Alpha pair, she's not going to find happiness anywhere other than in the arms of two Alpha werewolves. So, off she goes with her sisters in tow. 'Cause yeah, she's one of the plump Wickham triplets, and they're all being carted off to werewolf speed dating.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Decent Short Story

  • By Kristi on 02-25-18

Decent Short Story

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

Reviewed: 02-25-18

For such a short story this was pretty well developed and interesting. Of course, being so short, it feels more like a very interesting part of a story rather than a whole book. It was an interesting couple of hours, though, so worth the price.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Bear Protection

  • Pleasant Valley Shifters, Book 1
  • By: Marlie Monroe
  • Narrated by: David Quimby
  • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34

Sophie has moved across the state to escape her abusive ex. Deep in the heart of shifter territory, the last thing she's looking for is a new relationship. But after she bumps into a sexy stranger at the grocery store, she can't get him out of her mind. Grizzly shifter Rick doesn't let many people close - especially humans - but it's impossible to resist the pull of his mate. The need to care for her and protect her pulses with every beat of his heart. How can he tell a woman who's learned not to trust that she belongs to him?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best in Paranormal

  • By Lynnz on 08-16-16

Decent Storyline but not memorable

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

Reviewed: 02-24-18

This was a decent bear story but there's nothing new or interesting in this story. Shifter meets girl. Girl needs protection. Shifter handles bad ex. Happily ever after. I didn't really connect to this story but it was sweet. I had problems with the narrator but you might not. There was something about the narrators voice that sounded like an older southern gentlemen. Being from the south, it made it sound like my uncle was reading me a romance novel. Kind of creepy. LOL I think David Quimby is a decent narrator otherwise.