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  • Prescott Pilots Anthology

  • By: Becky Barker
  • Narrated by: Alexandra Haag
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Prescott Pilots is an anthology that features the romances of three sisters, triplets: Sharla, Darla (Dee), and Carla (Carlie), who are pilots for their family's air service. Based on the family's Virginia plantation, Sharla does charter piloting, Dee is an instructor, and Carlie flies cargo.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very engaging trilogy

  • By Yvonne T. Cruz on 12-12-18

A very engaging trilogy

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

This anthology is made up of three stories “ Born to Fly, Logan’s Lady and Loving Carlie.
Stories about a set of triplets who are pilots in their family’s charter company. Sharla, Dee and Carlie are accomplished pilots and very strong independent women. Only men who accept them for whom they are, will be able to capture their hearts.
BORN TO FLY- belongs to Sharla and US Marshal Reed Connors. He’s been using the charter company for a while and on the surface these two seem to just tolerate each other. But when a flight takes a turn of events and they are stranded in a snowstorm, feelings are revealed .When danger follows them and is a constant in Reed’s world and he refuses to share his life with Sharla.The story is filled with action, bad guys, and of course hot romance. Will they find their HEA?
LOGAN’S LADY - belongs to Dee and Logan Bradford. They had a short affair but the moment he wanted her to stop flying, Dee broke it off. Both were affected by that break up. Now she’s been hired to be a flight instructor at Logan’s ranch. The chemistry is still there but the past , and secrets they are keeping, are obstacles that might never be overcome. Will they be able to find their HEA or will their weariness keep them apart?
LOVING CARLIE- This last story is about Carlie. Though she is one of the triplets, she’s a little more insecure. Likely due to her marriage being a disaster and ending in a divorce . Now that her sister’s are married and away on vacation, Michael Trehearn, her ex-brother in law, is hired to fill in as a pilot. Michael has always been in love with Carlie, and now that she is no longer married to his brother, he sees it as getting a chance with Carlie. It’s a sexy romance filled with angst, and self-doubts . Will Carlie risk a second chance at love or will Carlie’s past experiences with Michael’s brother destroy that chance? This last story will also tie up any loose ends with all the sisters.
A very good trilogy that I promise you will definitely enjoy.
The narrator was very good . At all times you knew what character was “speaking”.

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  • Bedroom Eyes

  • By: Becky Barker
  • Narrated by: Alexandra Haag
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

A bout with mono forces Liana Banner to leave her high-pressure designing business in New York and spend the summer on her family farm in Ohio.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An engaging story

  • By Yvonne T. Cruz on 12-08-18

An engaging story

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

Reviewed: 12-08-18

The author gives us once again a story that engages you from the start.
Liana Banner is an interior designer living in NYC. But when she gets ill, she goes back home to Ohio. The farm next to her parents has a pond she has always loved and while skinny dipping, realizes someone watching her. The new owner of the neighboring farm, Nate Harden. What starts out as trespassing develops into attraction and much more.
Throw in some suspense, and a man who refuses to accept love since he is caring a great deal of “pain, anger and rejection” from a difficult youth, and you have a story that will keep you entertained.
On an aside, the narrator, Alexandra Haag, does a good job.

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  • The Dating Game

  • The Parker Sisters, Book 2
  • By: Lorhainne Eckhart
  • Narrated by: Teri Clark Linden
  • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

From a Readers' Favorite Award-winning author and "queen of the family saga" (Aherman) comes The Parker Sisters, a new spin-off series of the Married in Montana series. Twenty-six-year-old Ivy Parker is a nurse by day, but an unlikely attraction with a mysterious man will turn her world upside-down as she finds herself in The Dating Game.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This got all of my emotions involved.

  • By ButtonsMom2003 on 11-10-18

A good addition to the series

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

The second story of the series takes us back to Wyoming and the Parker sisters. This time it’s Ivy’s story. She is a maternity ward nurse, with some self image insecurities due to her weight. At her sister’s Taz wedding she meets Chris, a friend of the groom. Chris is a hard working man, rough around the edges and one with whom attraction is immediate.
Overnight Ivy, who never had dates, ends up with two, one with hard working Chris and another with a very polished doctor. This one with ulterior motives.
It’s a story about family , relationships, life’s ups and downs, and about following one’s heart. Also a reminder that what people say to someone , even in jest, does in fact affect how they see themselves.
Another entertaining story in this series.
I wish to say also, that the narrator of the audiobook, Teri Clark Linden , does a very good job with the different voices in the story.
The opinions expressed are solely my own.

  • Hunting Danger

  • Redemption Harbor Series, Book 5
  • By: Katie Reus
  • Narrated by: Sophie Eastlake
  • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 27

When a childhood friend needs help, Nova doesn’t hesitate. They endured the foster system together, forging a bond Nova can’t ignore. Relying on her friends from Redemption Harbor Consulting - including Gage, the computer genius she’s falling for - is out of the question. She used to work for the CIA and she’s trained - she can handle this. Besides, the whole team is working on their own important jobs. She’s not going to drag anyone away when she’s not sure it’s necessary.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nova & Gage !!!

  • By Tammy Payne on 11-20-18

Another winner in the series

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

Reviewed: 10-30-18


The author takes us back to Redemption Harbor and the members of Redemption Harbor Consulting. A company that helps those that have nowhere to go for help.
This story belongs to Gage, former Marine and computer wiz, and Nova, organizer extraordinary for the company. These two have been attracted to each other, neither letting the other one know. Mainly because Gage is one of the bosses and mixing business with personal matters is something neither Gage nor Nova believe would work.
When a friend of Nova’s needs help , she goes to her rescue, very much annoyed at Gage when he joins her . They face danger and in the midst of it , the sparks ignite. But will they survive to find their HEA?
The plot is fulled of action, bad guys, alpha males, and strong women. The later is something I always appreciate this author doing.
The characters are complex and imperfect. Lastly, as with many of Ms Reus books, a reminder that life is not black and white, but varying shades of gray. When one is put in a dangerous position , drastic measures need to be taken to survive.
Another very good addition to this series we have all come to love.As always, the narrator, Sophie Eastlake did an excellent job.
I was entrusted a copy of this audiobook. The opinions expressed are solely my own.

  • Thrill of the Chase (The Parker Sisters)

  • By: Lorhainne Eckhart
  • Narrated by: Mary Jane Conlon
  • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

To everyone who didn't know her, dependable Taz Parker the towns EMT is strong, capable and confident. Except the fact everything about her job terrifies her, she lives in a small Wyoming town, has five sisters an overprotective father, and no prospects of dating on the horizon, considering the lack of available men in the area. Until one rainy night while transporting a patient to the next town she stumbles upon an accident. Jerry O'Rourke is only passing through town when he witnesses a roadside accident. When he stops to help at the grisly scene there is only so much he can do and flags down an approaching ambulance. When the pretty EMT stops to help, Jerry encounters a woman he is unable to resist. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thrill of the Chase By: Lorhainne Eckhart

  • By Babs on 11-04-18

A good beginning to the series

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

Reviewed: 10-20-18

This story begins the series of The Parker Sisters. Sisters that are very much sheltered by their parents , especially after the oldest one left years ago with a cowboy.
This one belongs to Taz, an EMT that while on another call, she and her co-worker, come across an accident. There she finds Jerry O’Rourke , an out of towner , who had stopped to help.
The chemistry between them is immediate. They moved at the speed of lightening, and they have bumpy moments, but remember, this is fiction and anything can happen!
An audiobook for an afternoon of leisure, that leaves you wanting to know more about the rest of the girls.

  • Play Hard to Get

  • The Parker Sisters, Book 3
  • By: Lorhainne Eckhart
  • Narrated by: Mary Jane Conlon
  • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

Twenty-four-year-old Naomi Parker is interning as a journalist. Until she stumbles onto a big story about a ruthless man and a destroyer of women. So, with two objectives in mind - be the best she can be and not let him see who she really is - Naomi is convinced she’ll uncover everything he’s been trying to hide. The only problem: The man she set her sights on isn’t anything as rumored and what she believes him to be.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great addition to this series.

  • By ButtonsMom2003 on 11-10-18

A very engaging story

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

Reviewed: 10-16-18

I loved this audiobook. Though I had not read the previous stories, it is definitely a stand alone.
Naomi Parker, is a young reporter. All she wants is to write the story that will make a name for herself. To do that , she goes undercover as a waitress in a strip bar. Cameron Donnelly, is the owner of the bar and a man whose life was upended the previous year when newspapers wrote scandalous stories about him.
But, after she is attacked in the bar, it becomes evident things are not what they seem.
The story was engaging and the characters complex. Not a dull moment and one that I promise you will enjoy.
I was entrusted this audiobook. The opinions expressed are solely my own.

  • Deadly Obsession

  • By: Katie Reus
  • Narrated by: Eliza Foss
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 79

Ten years ago, Lilly Carmichael left town without an explanation, breaking Braden Donnelly's heart. The death of her aunt has brought Lilly home and face-to-face with memories she thought were long buried. Still getting over a traumatic incident from her work as an NSA agent, Lilly initially dismisses the face at her window as a figment of stress-induced paranoia.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Average

  • By Elisabeth on 03-04-13

Another engaging story by this author

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

Reviewed: 07-29-18

Get ready for a roller coaster ride, and edge of your seat story .
The main characters are Lilly Carmichael and Branden Donnelly. These two were sweethearts in HS until she abruptly left him heartbroken and with no explanation.
Now, 10 years later, Lilly is back in town to take care of her aunt’s funeral. She is an NSA agent who was held prisoner, still suffers from PTSD and on her first day home, sees a masked man through her kitchen window. Brandon is the sheriff and when he sees her again, he realizes he’s still mad at her ,but feelings are also still alive.
While women are being murdered , they join forces to find the killer. A killer that evidently wants Lilly dead.
Lots of twists and turns, secrets are revealed and the unlikely person , is the murderer.
A story that is fast paced with an engaging plot, and complex characters. As well as a strong female.
And finally, will Will Lilly and Branden get their second chance?
You can never go wrong with a story by this talented author.
I wish to add that the narrator of this audiobook, Eliza Foss, does a great job with the voices.

  • Dangerous Secrets

  • By: Katie Reus
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 66

Isabelle Ballantine has been fighting for independence since she was old enough to walk. Now that she’s finally out from under her father’s shadow, she won’t let anyone stand in her way. It’s tough living on her own, working in a bar and keeping her true identity a secret, but things start to look up when a sexy new stranger walks into her life. After working side by side for weeks, Izzy can’t figure out why he won’t make a move.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another winner by this talented author

  • By Yvonne T. Cruz on 07-24-18

Another winner by this talented author

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

Reviewed: 07-24-18

Another absolutely great story by this talented author, filled with lots of suspense, edge of your seat moments and of course romance.
The story centers around Isabelle/Izzy Ballantine and Adam Marcellus.
Izzy is working in a bar far from home , much to her father’s dismay. He’s very rich and wants her to move back home. She wants to spread her wings , and get away from his overprotectiveness. There she meets a new hire, Adam. Little does she know that he’s been hired to protect her and convince her to return home. If he does that , he gets a contract with Izzy’s father.
But lies of omission usually come back to haunt you, and what you think you wanted , really is not want you want at the end.
But the road to happiness will be a tough one. Trust is tested, forgiveness might not come , danger is around the corner, but hope endures.
As always, the author gives us an engaging plot and characters that are complex and imperfect. I specially appreciate the fact that the female character is a strong woman.
The narrator , Gabra Zackman does an excellent job with the voices.

  • Killer Secrets

  • By: Katie Reus
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

Journalist Eve Newman stumbles across the murder of a prominent member of her west Texas town and finds herself the target of a shadowy killer. When the body goes missing and the police don’t believe she saw it happen, she turns to the only man in town she can trust: her deceased brother’s best friend. Former Marine Macklin Quinn has been half in love with Eve since they were kids, but he’s always considered her off-limits. When she turns to him for help he can’t send her away. Within 24 hours it’s clear she’s in trouble and someone wants her dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Books R Us on 07-27-18

Another winner by this talented author

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

Reviewed: 07-20-18


Writing short novels requires a great deal of talent, since the author has to pack a lot in just a few pages. Something few manage to do successfully. But as always , Ms Reus outshines as a storyteller by giving the reader an engaging plot with complex characters .
This one centers around journalist Eve Newman, and former Marine and rancher, Mac Quinn. They both have been secretly attracted to each other since their youth, neither telling the other one. When Eve finds herself in a bind, she goes to Mac for help and protection.
The story is full of suspense, whodunit, and of course romance. I love that the author manages to give us a strong woman and an alpha male that can handle her.
Another winner by this talented author.
The narrator , Jeffrey Kafer, does a great job with the voices.

  • Collision Force

  • Crossing Forces, Book 1
  • By: C.A Szarek
  • Narrated by: Kylie C. Stewart, Eric Rolon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Bad boy FBI agent Cole Lucas always gets his man. So when the unthinkable happens and one gets away, Cole grits his teeth and hunts the human trafficker all the way to Antioch, Texas, where he collides with Detective Andi MacLaren. Cole doesn’t get involved with women with whom he works, but Andi tempts him in ways he doesn’t want to acknowledge. The last thing Andi needs is a cocky FBI agent who sees her as no more than a tag-along, but attraction and passion bring Andi to a place she left behind when her husband died.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Case & Hearts Collide In this Romantic Suspense!

  • By Sophie Koufes @AudiobookObssesion/Digital Dirty Girl Book Blog on 09-27-18

A very good beginning for the series

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

Reviewed: 06-14-18

This story is the beginning of a new series titled Crossing Forces. A series revolving around law enforcement individuals.
This one centers around Cole Lucas and Andi MacLaren.
Cole is an FBI agent driven to get a human trafficker that has escaped him numerous times. He follows him to Antioch, TX. Here he meets Andi. She is a detective, widow and has now been partnered with Cole.Her police partner, was injured by the Maldonado, the man Cole is after. Cole resents having a partner and she resents his cockiness and disregard of her. But in the midst of this collision, there is an attraction.
Andi ends up having to house Cole where he sees another side of her , as a mother. Needless to say, her boy, Ethan , steals Cole’s heart , as does his Mother.
The plot thickens while the two of them not only work together to get the trafficker, but also as their relationship develops. The main characters are complex and the secondary ones are interesting with potential stories all of their own.
All that said, I have to confess that I disliked Cole during the first 20% of the book. His attitude towards Andi, and disregard of her as a professional rubbed me the wrong way. He redeemed himself, but it did take a while.
The narration was interesting. Instead of only one narrator using the various intonation to depict the different characters, the audio uses a male and a female to do the narration.
A promising series that promises to keep the readers entertained.