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  • Catching Cassidy

  • Harborside Nights, Book One
  • By: Melissa Foster
  • Narrated by: Virginia Rose, Teddy Hamilton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

Wyatt Armstrong never imagined that instead of celebrating his college graduation, he and his twin sister would be dealing with the death of their parents. Then again, Wyatt had never been one to think past tomorrow. He heads to their summer home in Harborside, Massachusetts, with his best friend, Cassidy Lowell, in tow to deal with his parents' death and to try to figure out his next step. It's impossible to ignore the sizzling heat between them as Wyatt and Cassidy get even closer, but Cassidy knows Wyatt's past, and she has a real job to begin in the fall. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Book!!

  • By lclarke1 on 12-06-18

Good Book!!

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

Reviewed: 12-06-18

This first book in this series was a great read. Cassidy and Wyatt's story starts out heartbreaking with the death of his parents right after their college graduation. As their story goes on, Wyatt learns to accept the sudden loss of his parents and his new responsibilities in becoming a business owner with his sister, Cassidy needs to decide if she really wants to pursue the career she went to school for or to find what she really wants to do while coming to terms with her feelings for Wyatt and her disinterested parents. This story was well written and enjoyable to listen to. The narration by Virginia Rose and Teddy Hamilton was well performed. This is the first time that I have listened to this pair of narrators and they made the story come to life well and be a truly enjoyable experience. I would recommend this book to others.

  • Bayside Heat

  • Bayside Summers, Book 3
  • By: Melissa Foster
  • Narrated by: Ava Erickson, Aiden Snow
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

Drake Savage has always done the right thing, especially where beautiful and fiercely determined Serena Mallery is concerned - even when it means keeping his feelings for her to himself. Serena has always wanted more than what their small town of Wellfleet, Massachusetts, has to offer, and Drake's roots are so deeply entrenched in the Cape that all he can do to watch her pack up her life and move away.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Tee Cee H on 11-27-18

Good book!

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

Reviewed: 11-25-18

There have been few times that I have read a book series and thought 'finally these two will finally get together' and this series gave me that thought! As I have read the other books in this series that has been in the back of my mind and I am glad that this pair got to have their story told. Drake and Serena are not the typical friends to lovers type couple in that despite knowing each other since they were young kids, they were able to go their separate ways in life only to return and come to terms with their feelings for each other even if they got a push for more life experience opportunities to face their feelings. I enjoyed both Drake and Serena and the chemistry that they had together and I liked that the other characters from the previous books as well as other series made appearances in their story. I could not get enough of this pair and I look forward to seeing where this series goes next. The narration by the two narrators, Ava Erikson and Aiden Snow made this an enjoyable book to listen to as it made the story easy to follow and really brought both characters to life. I would recommend this book to others.

  • Driving Whiskey Wild

  • By: Melissa Foster
  • Narrated by: Paul Woodson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

Special Forces veteran and Dark Knights Motorcycle Club member Bullet Whiskey lives to protect his family, their bar, and the residents of his small hometown. He's rough, unapologetic, and haunted by a secret, painful past. He's also a master at keeping people away, and when his sister hires gorgeous and sweet Finlay Wilson to help expand their biker bar, he knows just how to get rid of her. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really enjoyed the narrator he brought it to life

  • By Nadine Bookaholic on 04-02-18

Good book

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

This is another great read from Ms. Foster that I enjoyed from the start. Bullet and Finlay were well written characters that had issues that were relatable to the reader. I enjoyed watching each characters work through their issues as they found their HEA. I continue to like how the characters have a strong sense of family as the characters do in all of her books. The plot of their story moved along well and kept me interested in their story from the beginning. The narration by Mr. Woodson continues to be enjoyable as he brings the story to life enthusiastically. I would recommend this book to others.

  • Truly, Madly, Whiskey

  • By: Melissa Foster
  • Narrated by: Paul Woodson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

A new, emotionally riveting, sexy standalone romance by New York Times best-selling author Melissa Foster. Watch mysteriously sexy Bear Whiskey claw his way to his happily-ever-after with sassy, rebellious Crystal Moon. Eight months is a long damn time to have the hots for a woman who keeps a guy at arm's length. But Crystal Moon is no ordinary woman. She's a sinfully sexy, sass-mouthed badass, and the subject of Bear Whiskey's midnight fantasies. She's also one of his closest friends.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 3.5 STARS.. SACCHARIN SWEET, SEXY & DRAMA-LITE

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 04-25-17

Good book

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

Reviewed: 10-23-18

This book had me hooked from page one. I enjoyed the characters Bear and Crystal as they worked through family commitments and issues, real life work issues and a traumatic event to find their love. I liked how the characters from previous books by Ms. Foster were either mentioned or were in this book as supporting characters or had cameo appearances. The plot of this story flowed well, was well paced and did not drag. I liked watching the characters grow as they worked through their issues. If one has not read any of Ms. Foster's previous books, they would not have a problem reading this book since it is standalone from her other series. I also enjoyed the narration by Mr. Woodson. He did such a great job of bringing Bear an d Crystal's story to life through his enthusiastic reading of this book. I can also see where other books can come from this series as well. I enjoyed this book from start to finish and would recommend it to others.

  • Tru Blue

  • By: Melissa Foster
  • Narrated by: Paul Woodson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179

There's nothing Truman Gritt won't do to protect his family - including spending years in jail for a crime he didn't commit. When he's finally released, the life he knew is turned upside down by his mother's overdose, and Truman steps in to raise the children she's left behind. Truman's hard, he's secretive, and he's trying to save a brother who's even more broken than he is. He's never needed help in his life, and when beautiful Gemma Wright tries to step in, he's less than accepting.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Just not for me...

  • By Andrea Cleghorn on 12-06-16

Good book!!

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

Reviewed: 10-18-18

This was a heartwarming read that I could not get enough of once I started! The issues addressed in this book are ones that can be relate-able with the addiction issues, abuse, suicide and single parenthood. Truman and Gemma were well written characters that were believable with the issues that they were dealing with. They were strong with a sense of family importance especially with how Truman stepped up to take care of Kennedy and Lincoln, siblings that he did not know about as well as getting his other brother, Quincy the help that he needed. Gemma was a strong character in that she stepped in to help Truman as well as dealing with her issues with her mother and her feelings with her father's suicide. Their story moved along well and had me hooked from the start. The narration by Mr Woodson was performed well and was entertaining. He did well bringing the characters to life.

  • The Real Thing

  • Sugar Lake, Book 1
  • By: Melissa Foster
  • Narrated by: John Lane
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 501
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 430
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 430

Bakery owner Willow Dalton's friendship with Zane Walker has always been a bit complicated. Now a scrumptiously hot A-list actor, Zane's always had a reputation as a player. He's arrogant, and he's definitely not boyfriend material. Sure, he did Willow a favor by agreeing to take her virginity before college, but is that reason enough for her to go along with a fake engagement a decade later - even if it comes with a real diamond ring?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not sure why it was under romantic comedy

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-29-17

Great book!

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

Reviewed: 10-16-18

This was a great book that went by entirely too fast. I enjoyed the characters Zane and Willow as they were well written characters with great chemistry. I enjoyed the sense of family and community that was throughout the book with the characters as well. I enjoyed watching Zane come to terms with the feelings that he had for a long time for Willow and finally embracing them while showing her that his feelings were true. I also enjoyed seeing Willow finally confess her feelings for Zane to him and embrace her future with him. The narration by John Lane was performed well and had me hooked with his style of reading making it an enjoyable listening experience. I enjoyed this book from the first page and would recommend it to others.

  • Daring Her Love

  • By: Melissa Foster
  • Narrated by: Natalie Ross
  • Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

Kat Martin knows what she wants in a man - someone stable and adoring, definitely not the type of guy who sleeps around. After all, Kat rarely does the wrong thing - until she meets seductively enticing Eric James, and suddenly wrong has never felt so right. When it comes to his career, race-car driver Eric James is intense, obsessive, and passionate, but when it comes to sex, there's only one kind - daring, unbridled, and no-strings-attached.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Romance and fast cars!

  • By Pam T on 11-09-18

Good, quick book!

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

Reviewed: 10-14-18

I enjoyed this book and had a hard time putting it down. The characters work through their inner issues throughout this book making them seem like real genuine people. I enjoyed the reappearance of characters from previous Braden novels even if they are only mentioned in passing. Also, I loved the family values that were throughout the book. This is the first time that I have heard Natalie Ross as a narrator and she performed this story well making it an enjoyable listening experience. The story was genuine and believable even with the hot and steamy parts of it. I recommend it to all!

  • Story of Love (Josh & Riley's Wedding)

  • Love in Bloom: The Bradens, Book 9
  • By: Melissa Foster
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11

Family and babies abound during this fun-filled weekend of love, laughter, and happily ever afters! Join Josh and Riley on their big day and fall in love all over again with each of the Bradens at Weston, and their children, in this sweet and sexy wedding story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good book!!

  • By lclarke1 on 10-10-18

Good book!!

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

Reviewed: 10-10-18

I loved this short little story with Josh and Riley as well as the other Bradens. No matter what happened to get them to the alter, I never doubted their determination and love for each other. I liked the strong sense of family throughout the book as well as the return or reference to the characters from many of the other books in the series as well as a few references to characters from other series as well. I liked catching up with the characters from the previous stories in the series as well. The plot was quick for this short story as I had it finished in one sitting and was sorry the story ended. The narration by Mr. Harrison continues to be enthusiastic and enjoyable to listen to. I would recommend this story to others wanting to reconnect with the series.

  • Promise My Love (Love in Bloom: The Bradens)

  • Wedding Novella: Rex & Jade
  • By: Melissa Foster
  • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
  • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9

Catch up with all of your favorite Bradens and enjoy Rex Braden and Jade Johnson's wedding! 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good book

  • By lclarke1 on 10-09-18

Good book

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

This quick return to Jade and Rex was such a great book! I enjoyed catching up with the couple as well as the characters from the previous books as a way to catch up with them. I loved being able to share in Rex and Jade's wedding despite the bumps that were in the road for them as they were able to get all of their HEA dreams. As with all of the books in this series, I enjoyed how family remains as such an important aspect of the story. The narration from Mr. Harrison continues to be performed well with this series as he brings life to the story and making it an enjoyable listening experience. This quick book was a great addition to the series and I would recommend it to others.

  • Anything for Love

  • The Bradens and Montgomerys: Pleasant Hill - Oak Falls Book 2
  • By: Melissa Foster
  • Narrated by: Ava Erickson, Zachary Webber
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

After Charlotte Sterling loses her last family member, she moves to Sterling House, her family's Colorado mountain inn, to live a solitary life. As an erotic romance writer, her days and nights are filled with passion and intrigue - even if only fictional. She loves her busy, quiet lifestyle, and she learned early on that real men can't live up to the fictional heroes she creates - until ruggedly handsome Beau Braden arrives to do some work at the inn, and, for the first time in forever, she's intrigued by a real man. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely loved the humor in this story!

  • By Terri C. on 12-10-18

good book

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

Reviewed: 10-02-18

This was a good read from Ms. Foster that I enjoyed from the start. Beau and Charlotte were well written characters that had tragedy and loss in their pasts that effects their present. The pair worked through their issues together to get their HEA. Their story moved along well and did not drag. I continue to enjoy the importance of family that is throughout Ms. Foster's books as well as the return of the characters from previous books that she has written giving the reader a tiny catching up glimpse into their lives. I especially enjoyed the narration of this book. I liked the duel narration from Ava Erickson and Zachary Webber. The pair really brought the book to life and with the two different narrators it made it easier for the listener to get into the character's heads. They enthusiastically told the story and made it an enjoyable listening experience. I enjoyed this book from the start and would recommend it to others.