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  • A Bite at the Cherry

  • Bite Me, Book 1
  • By: Rita Stradling
  • Narrated by: Rebekah Nemethy
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

A year ago, I woke in the morgue with a note in my hand telling me that I’m a vampire. I need blood or I’ll start killing people. Lucky for me, Justin has been sneaking into my bedroom and feeding me blood for a year, and the only price I have to pay for it is putting up with his cruel snipes and my unwanted feelings for him. I just can’t figure out why he keeps coming back. But all that changes when I’m offered a full-ride scholarship to Justin’s mysterious school, the elite Blackburn Academy, where I might finally learn about vampires. About myself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enthralling story

  • By Rabid Reader on 06-30-19

A Enticing Start To This Delicious PNR Series

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

Reviewed: 07-10-19

This book has an engaging story line that will keep you focused and invested. I loved January and thought she was an amazing heroine. Realistic, spunky, sarcastic, smart, kind and fierce, she is someone you would love to be friends with because she has a heart of gold and she is genuine. Justin will pull your emotions in different directions. You will find yourself on the fence as what seems like his obvious affection and desire for January is clouded by secrets, evasions, a bad attitude and hurtful actions that he takes against her. Is he friend or is he foe? Only time will tell as the story unfolds. Drama, twists, secrets, danger, humor, angst, emotional turmoil, passion and romance are woven throughout this book and will keep you needing more. Included is a vast and stellar cast of supporting characters that help round out the book, while adding so much to it. Many of whom I would love to see get their own books. I had previously read an ebook copy of this release and loved it, so the audiobook had a lot to live up to. I am so happy to say that it surpassed my expectations. The narrator delivered an amazing performance that was like whipped cream on pie. Sure the pie is perfectly delicious without the whipped cream but we all know the whipped cream makes it more special and just better. This book is only the first in a series and as such it ends on a very light cliffhanger. In my you could totally enjoy this as a standalone, as it wraps up with a happy for now. I myself want to delve so much deeper into this enticing world and am already craving book two.

  • Dark Rapture

  • A Disturbing Psychological Thriller
  • By: Logan Fox
  • Narrated by: Kaiya Cyr
  • Length: 30 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 61

She read the contract. She knew the rules. With enough money, you can buy anything. Our guests expect complete submission, and demand utter discretion. We provide both, and have been doing so successfully for years. Until Pearl came along. Seems the money wasn't enough for her in the end, not for the things we made her do for our guests. For us. She wants out. But that's not how it works at the Fox Pit. Dark Rapture is a harrowing epic dark romance that may trigger listeners. Proceed with caution.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Good Erotica First Half, But The Rest Not So Much

  • By JenniferLOVESThrillers on 08-04-18

Not what I expected

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

Reviewed: 07-02-19

The blurb was intriguing but the reality left me cold. It is an extreme rarity that I complain about a book being too long but at times this one seemed ENDLESS!!! If you are like me in the beginning the author's elaborate descriptions will seem appealing but chapter after chapter of it had my own eyes rolling and sighs of boredom and frustration passing my lips. As for Pearl, the main character, my emotions bounced back and forth from just not caring, active dislike and you've got to be kidding me. I know that I was supposed to feel bad for her and occasionally I did. But nobody is going to get paid 100 grand for thirty days without earning every single cent of it, one way or another. She didn't go into the situation totally clueless, even though sometimes I felt she acted like she did. The story was twisted, dark and yes, suspenseful. Unfortunately, I thought that it wavered between being too much and yet, providing too little to be satisfying. The story went places I didn't expect. I went in expecting an erotic, romantic suspense and it was that, but other elements were added that took things in other directions. I don't know. Maybe it was just me, but this book simply didn't work for me. I was not a fan of the narrator. Her reading only added to the monotony.

  • Everything She Ever Wanted

  • A Different Kind of Love, Book 1
  • By: Liz Durano
  • Narrated by: Melissa Moran, Joe Hempel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

When her husband leaves her for a younger woman, transplant surgeon Harlow James finds herself alone, without family, and barely a career. So she trades the bright lights of Manhattan for the open road and ends up at the Pearl, a sustainable home outside of Taos, New Mexico where she hopes to find out where she went wrong. Instead, she finds the perfect man. Too bad he's too young for her.... Set amidst the enchanting landscape of Taos, New Mexico, Everything She Ever Wanted explores one woman's search for the things that really matter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful story

  • By Heather North @AudiobookObsession on 11-06-17

A Powerful & Poignant Romance

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

Reviewed: 06-27-19

I thought that this read was very moving and emotional. This book's story line quickly pulled me in. It is an older woman/younger man romance that is made up of powerful emotions, drama, passion, heartache, angst, humor and romance. This is a book that very firmly has its feet planted in reality. That is what makes these characters and their story so engaging and enjoyable. Harlow and Dax are two very different people that are very different stages of their lives. These facts do not stop their immediate attraction to each other though. Harlow, I think will resonate with so many readers, for one reason or another. From her painful childhood, her burning need to succeed to be worthy, her struggle with fertility, her terrible marriage and husband and the horrible insecurities and guilt she feels over it all ring true and are so very common for so many of us. Dax was a really good guy. He had a bit of baggage from his past but for the most part he had his head on straight. Together I thought these two made a great couple. I thought that they both brought something into the relationship that made them more as a couple than they were singularly. I really enjoyed it. This is my sincere, impartial review.

  • Loving Riley

  • Celebrity, Book 2
  • By: Liz Durano
  • Narrated by: Martin John Hopkins
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 19

 Hollywood star Ashe Hunter has done many things to get ahead...some of them best kept hidden from the public eye. But when someone from his past threatens to reveal his darkest secrets, how far will he go to keep them from the woman he loves? To his fans, Ashe Hunter is the perfect man, the classically trained British actor taking Hollywood and Broadway by storm...But to someone from his past, Ashe is her ticket to Hollywood fame, and she'll do anything to get it even if it means tearing down the perfect image he built for himself long after he left her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic!

  • By LynnStifle on 07-03-19

Can Their Love Survive More Secrets?

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

Reviewed: 06-19-19

This is book two in this series and I do recommend reading book one first. A lot happens in that book and although the author does an excellent job covering the key facts, I think the devil is in the details and feel having that knowledge will increase you enjoyment of the story. Ashe and Riley. Where to start. I wanted Ashe's story. It was impossible not to. He is hot, sweet, caring, supportive and in my opinion grade A book boyfriend material. There was a whole lot left unsaid and unexplored about him in book one and you were well aware of it. However, after the intense roller coaster ride of emotional turmoil, drama, angst and enough twists to give you whiplash, I wondered if book two could compare. Well, that was a fear that was very short lived because she delivered!! More shocking revelations will have your jaw dropping and your head spinning!! I am totally jealous of Riley having Ashe but even he is not worth all the secrets, lies and betrayals she has in her life. LOL I thought that this book offered a good balance between the drama storm that swirled around them and their relationship and feelings for each other. Ashe continues to be his amazing self, even as his past comes calling. I felt so bad for him. We all have things we regret and it is always painful when those ghosts come calling. Fame and success only made it so much worse. Riley was Riley. As quirky and funny as always. I did think she showed some growth emotionally (which was a big pet peeve for me in book one). That being said, I am a firm believer that what you endure and survive makes you so much stronger and with Riley that was very, very slow to happen. I still felt that she was often her own worst enemy.as she reacted without clear though or care to herself or others. I thought the conclusion to Ashe and Riley's story was complex, compelling, sweet, poignant and very satisfying.The narration on this book was OK. Sometimes the accent was so strong that it was difficult to understand. Which could be quite frustrating. All thoughts and opinions in this review are entirely my own and voluntarily posted.

  • Marshal's Law

  • By: Maddie Taylor
  • Narrated by: Gideon Welles
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78

When Janelle Prescott is thrown from her car as it careens off a slippery road, she expects to wake up in a hospital. Instead, to her utter disbelief, she wakes up in a jail cell that looks like something from an old Western movie set. It is there, hurt and alone, with no idea what happened or how she will get back home, that Janelle first meets Aaron Jackson. As she regains her wits, however, Janelle realizes something is terribly amiss, and her worst fears are confirmed when she learns Aaron is the marshal of Cheyenne County, Wyoming...and the year is 1878.   

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Romance through Time Travel.

  • By cosmitron on 06-10-18

A Steamy Romance Across Time

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

Reviewed: 06-15-19

I thought that this was a very enjoyable read. Its time travel, western theme, domestic discipline storyline kept me engaged and entertained. I liked both of the lead characters and I felt that the secondary characters were very good also. Aaron's brothers in particular caught my interest and I look forward to reading their own stories in their books. Aaron was quite swoon worthy. Kind and firm, loving and dominate this hot, cowboy lawman captured my heart. Janelle was sassy and spunky. I liked her and it was easy to feel sympathy towards the situation she helplessly finds herself in. That being said, in my opinion she approached that TSTL line a couple of times. An adult should have some sense of self preservation and learn to heed warnings and take the appropriate actions to avoid risks. If I had one complaint it was that sometimes her thoughts and actions showed she was aware of the dangers of the era she now found herself in, but at other times it was like she fully expected something different. For me this was frustrating. This couple did share a strong attraction, steamy chemistry and make a fun pairing though. Drama, humor, action, emotional turmoil, excitement, tension, sweetness, suspense and heat are sprinkled throughout the book. I loved the narrator and thought his western twang added a lot to my listening pleasure.

  • Loving Ashe

  • The Celebrity Series, Book 1
  • By: Liz Durano
  • Narrated by: Tracy Marks
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81

Three years after her ex-boyfriend left her to pursue his Hollywood dream, Riley Eames' life is still on hold, hindered by questions only he can answer. So when he asks to meet her for a booty call while he's in town, she reluctantly agrees, only to get stuck in the hotel elevator with charming British actor, Ashe Hunter, who's in town to promote his latest movie. But even as sparks fly between them, a celebrity romance may not be enough to get Riley's life moving again, not when the answers to the questions she's been seeking are finally revealed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not your typical girl meets celebrity...

  • By jstep on 03-19-18

A Roller Coaster Ride Of Emotion And Drama

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

Reviewed: 06-14-19

This was my first book from this author and I truly enjoyed it. The storyline was very engaging and grabbed and held my attention well with loads of emotional turmoil, drama, humor, delightful banter and stunning twists. I liked the narrator and enjoyed their reading of the book. I liked Riley. On one hand she could be quirky and fun. I also felt for her. She had some big insecurities and some very heavy emotional baggage from her past that still weighed on heavily in her present. As much sympathy as I had for her, I still often found myself wanting to shake her while telling her to let go, move on and grow up. She was the queen of bad decisions. Lashing and acting out like a child and doing plenty of collateral damage to herself and others along the way. I know she was hurt, broken hearted and betrayed. She had a right to her anger and pain. I just wish she hadn't been so immature because in my opinion she hurt some people that just didn't deserve it. As for Ashe, what can I say. This hot British actor had me swooning. With his laid back charm, genuineness, a good splash of intensity and a head that seems to be firmly on straight, he was the ultimate book boyfriend. I do feel that there is more to discover about him and I think that will play heavily into book two of this series. I did love the chemistry and attraction that these two shared. It made them easy to root for as a couple. There was a medium level of heat in this book. It is not fade to black but it is not in-your-face graphic either. Even though it looks like book two contains more of this couple, I feel that it could easily be enjoyed as a standalone book. Things are wrapped up quite nicely by the end of the epilogue. This is my sincere review that I am posting of my own accord.