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  • 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 24
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 21

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
  • Redemption Harbor Revisited

  • By Rosemary on 11-12-18

I've read and listened and loved both!

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

Reviewed: 11-04-18

I've both read and listened:

Audio-Book: Narrator – Sophie Eastlake
Wow! I loved this narrator’s voice. It was rich and full and perfect for both the female and male characters. I had previously read this book but found listening to it brought this book to life in a way I wasn’t expecting, making it an even more enjoyable story. I highly recommend it!



Like the other books in this series, this is filled with plenty of action, drama, suspense and steamy chemistry.

Nova and Gage have had a thing for each other since their first phone conversation when he was completely rude and she told him off. As coworkers and Gage her almost boss, he refuses to act on his attraction to her. When Nova sets off to help a friend in distress, Gage invites himself along and they soon find themselves in a mess of epic proportions. And that’s all it takes for the walls around them to collapse.

While I may not have been completely convinced of Gage’s reasoning for staying away from Nova, there is no denying he is one delicious jealous, protective and obsessed hero. Despite the fact that she can take care of herself, he has a deep seated need to protect and care for her. Nova is completely independent and more than capable of her own protection but it does feel good to know that Gage has her back. And once she finally got her foot through Gage’s proverbial door she was going to go for it all.

This had a bit of push and pull to it as well as chase from each main character at different times. With all the drama surrounding this couple, this story moved very quickly. Gage and Nova were both very likable and the heat factor between them was intense and felt real. The resolution of their problems regarding the bad guy seemed a bit forced, and rushed but I loved the epilogue and was more than satisfied when this story ended.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Duke of Sin

  • By: Elizabeth Hoyt
  • Narrated by: Ashford McNab
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 409
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 377
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 375

Devastatingly handsome. Vain. Unscrupulous. Valentine Napier, the Duke of Montgomery, is the man London whispers about in boudoirs and back alleys. A notorious rake and blackmailer, Montgomery has returned from exile intent on seeking revenge on those who have wronged him. But what he finds in his own bedroom may lay waste to all his plans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sinfully Delicious

  • By 1CheekyLass on 06-06-16

Not a fan of the hero

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

Reviewed: 10-19-18

Audio-book: Narrator - Ashford McNab
Holy heck I can’t praise this narrator enough for a job so well performed that I am in awe.

I really didn’t have any desire for Val’s story as he has been pretty much a villain each time his name as turned up in previous books. But I couldn’t just skip this one because then I wouldn’t have the background info I needed for the next book and I’m kind of on a roll with this series so I just went for it. And yep, I did not like Val...at all. He was snobby and pretentious the whole time and even after falling in love with Bridget he really never changed and I’m not certain if his villainy ended or not to be honest. I did like Bridget and the fact that she was just so smart. She was right where she needed to be when she needed to be there and knew how to handle herself. I enjoy that in a heroine, even one based in this time period.

  • Sentinel of Darkness

  • Darkness Series, Book 8
  • By: Katie Reus
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Local artist Keva might be human, but she knows about the things that go bump in the night. Years ago, a dragon shifter saved her from certain death. Ever since, she’s lived in his clan’s territory and put her life back together. But the feeling of security is only an illusion, because her past has come back to haunt her. A past with claws and fangs, demanding blood.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • short but hot!

  • By Riffy562 on 10-31-18

I loved this hero, heroine and narrator!

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

Reviewed: 10-17-18

Audio-book: Narrator - Jeffrey Kafer
Oh my gosh! This narrator did a freaking perfect job of narrating this story! I first read this one and then listened and it's hard to say which I loved more. Mr. Kafer certainly does an excellent job of pulling the listener into the story!


Dragons!!! I love them, but holy heck…Dragen was PERFECT!!! Absolutely, unequivocally perfect!

For a novella, this was packed full of all kinds of goodness! It has everything a full length novel has and believe it or not, was one of the best books I’ve read this year.

Dagen was such a wonderful alpha hero with a bit of insecurity that actually worked so well that I couldn’t have loved him more. I absolutely loved his courting of Keva and he was so darn cute that I swooned from his charm. However, when it came time to protect her, there was nothing insecure about him. He went into full on protective mode in the only manner a dragon shifter can and oh my gawd it just added to my total enjoyment of this story. Add in his inability to stop growling each time a man talked about her or he thought another man might be even thinking about her and I was GONE! Did I mention he was just so freaking cute?

Along with the getting to know you stage for this couple, came the standard Katie Reus suspense that always amps the action up. While the length of this book didn’t allow for a lot of expanded drama in this instance, it was still very well done and there were even a few surprises thrown in to add to the overall believability of danger.

I can’t recommend this book enough if you like dragon shifters, perfect possessive/protective and jealous heroes, and a story that works from beginning to end. I absolutely LOVED it!

I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

  • Three More Wishes Series

  • By: Elise Sax
  • Narrated by: Angie Hickman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

The Three More Wishes series includes three hot and hilarious novellas, Blown Away, Inn & Out, and Quick Bang.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best Humor and Narration

  • By Romance junkie on 11-13-18

Fun narration doesn't get any better than this!

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

Reviewed: 10-08-18

Audio-book: Narrator – Angie Hickman

I enjoy the heck out of these tidbits of zany fun but oh my gosh…when I get the chance to listen to Ms. Hickman narrate them, they take on a whole other dimension. Suddenly, they’re not just cute and fun, they are full of so much hilarity and humor that I’m beside myself with laughter. As in I-can’t-stop-laughing laughter. Ms. Hickman does an astounding job of bringing every one of these characters, be they a main character or a secondary character, to life. I can’t get enough of them because of her and I am highly addicted at this point.


Every one of the stories in this collection were spot on perfect to make you feel good. Some have more drama than others but even then it’s laugh out loud drama as these characters finesse (or stumble) their way out of the crisis. Written in the heroine’s point of view they leave you to wonder what the hero is thinking about as he witnesses all the zany antics of the female character and yet you know he’s just waiting for the moment when he can finally let his own feelings be known. They are each satisfying to such a degree that I had a hard time moving from them after I finished listening and I wanted to replay them all over again.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

  • Duke of Midnight

  • Maiden Lane
  • By: Elizabeth Hoyt
  • Narrated by: Claudia Harris
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 347
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 348

Twenty years ago Maximus Batten witnessed the brutal murders of his parents. Now the autocratic Duke of Wakefield, he spends his days ruling Parliament. But by night, disguised as the Ghost of St. Giles, he prowls the grim alleys of St. Giles, ever on the hunt for the murderer. One night he finds a fiery woman who meets him toe-to-toe-and won't back down…

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • This one didn't work for me

  • By Lisa on 11-10-13

We have an actual Maiden!

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

Reviewed: 10-05-18

Audio-book: Narrator - Claudia Harris

Not my favorite narration of the series by far, but much better than the last. I struggled with a few of the voices she did that seemed too over the top or just not right for the character as I portrayed them. And I realize there are a ton of characters each needing a distinctive voice but I’m rating based on my enjoyment of the voices and this one just didn’t quite do it.

I was not a fan of Maximus prior to this story and to be honest it took me quite a bit of time into this book before I even began to like him a tiny little bit. However, once I realized what he was hiding at the core of his being I totally got it. Then as I was exposed to his passion for Artemis I couldn’t help but fall even further in love with him. I actually think he might be one of my favorite heroes at this point.

My heart hurt for Artemis because at this time and era she didn’t have many options and I wanted her to find her happy ever after so badly. And guess what??? She was actually a maiden!!! Although, not really related to anything on Maiden Lane but I’m not going to nitpick it. I was just so freaking happy about it. Perhaps that’s why I enjoyed this one so much more.


  • Thief of Shadows

  • Maiden Lane, Book 4
  • By: Elizabeth Hoyt
  • Narrated by: Ashford McNab
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 599
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 546
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 549

Winter Makepeace lives a double life. By day he's the stoic headmaster of a home for foundling children. But the night brings out a darker side of Winter. As the moon rises, so does the Ghost of St. Giles-protector, judge, fugitive. When the Ghost, beaten and wounded, is rescued by a beautiful aristocrat, Winter has no idea that his two worlds are about to collide. Lady Isabel Beckinhall enjoys nothing more than a challenge. Yet when she's asked to tutor the Home's dour manager in the ways of society, Isabel can't help wondering why his eyes seem so familiar - and his lips so tempting.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Two thumbs way up.

  • By Sidonie on 06-29-12

Narration was awesome...story not really my thing

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

Audio-book: Narrator - Ashford McNab

This is my third audio narrated by Ms. McNab and I am officially a huge fan at this point. She does an incredible job of bringing these characters to life. Even if I find myself not loving the story itself, the narration is enough to keep me returning!

I have to admit, I read/listen to historical romance because generally I’m looking for the old fashioned kind of romance that pretty much holds to the era’s traditions and beliefs. This one was so over the top of it I almost wanted to chuck my audio player. The hero is a virgin and younger than the heroine while she has slept with more men than her husband. While I don’t mind a little twist here and there, I was disappointed in this set up. The mystery and drama were very well executed and I enjoyed the secondary characters very much. The steam level was quite high and after I got past the H/h pasts I was able to move forward.


  • Losing a Piece of Me

  • By: K.B. Andrews
  • Narrated by: Sarah Puckett
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

I have a secret. A secret that chased me away from my home, my family, away from the only man I've ever loved. I took that secret and pushed it down inside of me.So far down, that it never had a chance of coming out. That dirty little secret was like a seed. A seed that took root and grew to become a piece of me. But what happens when that secret has finally outgrown me? When its vines climb over every wall I have in place? When it finally overfills that little spot inside of me that it's been buried in for so long now? All secrets come out eventually. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Full of Emotion!

  • By Mandi on 09-18-18

Little angsty and a lot steamy

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

Reviewed: 09-17-18

Audio-book: Narrator - Sarah Puckett

Wow! This narrator did an amazing job of bringing these characters to life. Putting them front and center without ever taking me out of the story due to her voice fluctuations. I felt she did an excellent job of both male and female leads as well as a distinction between secondary characters.


Years ago Lex and Striker were everything to one another. After promising each other forever, Lex leaves their small hometown and never returns leaving Striker devastated and broken. Now six years later she’s returned and Striker is determined to find out what the secret she’s holding is all about.

This was a pretty angsty book with some flashbacks to earlier years - some of these flashbacks were hard to follow on the audio. This couple were always meant to be together but there were so many obstacles in their way and even now so many years later, nothing has really changed.

I loved how dedicated Striker was to Lex, but was disappointed that he didn’t hunt her down sooner or follow her once he saw her again. I also felt that the reason this couple were kept apart 6 years ago was a little weak now at the age they were. Surely there was a way to work things out in a mature adult manner.

Despite those things, I did enjoy this book as well as the characters. It was hot and steamy, relatively quick, and had some great supporting characters. The epilogue was extremely satisfying as well and I was happy I had the chance to listen to it.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Dragonfly in Amber

  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 38 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,060
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25,797
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,751

New York Times best-selling author Diana Gabaldon enchanted scores of fans with Outlander, her electrifying historical saga set in 18th-century Scotland. Now this sequel sweeps listeners back into the past as Claire relates more of her perilous sojourn there with her Scottish warrior husband, James Fraser. Twenty years after her strange journey back in time, Claire has returned to Scotland with her daughter, determined to share with her the secret she has harbored since her time travel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FOR GUYS AS WELL

  • By Jeff on 05-14-12

Loved the narration

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

Reviewed: 08-30-18

Audiobook: Narrator – Davina Porter
Wonderful narration with perfect accents. The various characters were all clearly discernible and I especially loved her voice for Jamie.

Filled with so much drama and action. Plenty of intrigue and lots of steam. I loved the twists and turns this installment took us on as Claire returns to Scotland to share the truth of her daughter’s ancestry.

There were a few things I wasn’t too happy with in this book but overall I enjoyed it. I love Jamie and Claire together so much that I actually dislike any mention of her love for Frank. This thought alone makes the angst high for me while the troubles this couple face in 18th century Scotland actually do not. Go figure! Nevertheless, I consumed this one as quickly as I could and hated when anything interrupted my listening enjoyment.

  • Niccolaio Andretti: A Mafia Romance Novel

  • The Five Syndicates, Book 2
  • By: Parker S. Huntington
  • Narrated by: Lacy Laurel, D. C. Cole
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

Minka Reynolds has never been liked, but she doesn't care. Struggling to earn custody of her little sister, she is on a mission to gain the only things that will get her there - money, a home, and a stable career. Unfortunately, she has none of those three, but she's close. It's just within reach...until she meets Niccolaio Andretti, the former heir to the Andretti mafia family, and everything she thinks is right becomes wrong. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 🎧AudiobookObsession

  • By Brandie @AudiobookObsession on 08-13-18

I laughed, I gasped, and I cheered!

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

Reviewed: 08-27-18

Audio-book: Narrators - Lacy Laurel and D.C. Cole

Wow! These narrators did a freaking fantastic job of bringing Niccolaio and Minka to full life. They pulled me deeper into the story than I would have been had I simply read the book and I found myself laughing, gasping, and cheering with this hero and heroine via the narrators. The fluctuation of both were perfect and both did an admirable job of vocalizing the opposite sex’ voice. I was fully engaged the entire time.


I loved both main characters as well as all their brokeness. They are each missing a vital chunk out of their lives but while one ignores it and hunts down death, the other fights against it and all the chains it keeps them in. However, once they come together they find the strength to open themselves up to new thoughts, new possibilities and perhaps new love.

This was a rather quick read that never bogged down. The steam is high, the humor light, the secondary characters necessary. It loved the mafia background/connection as it was a bit heavier than some mafia romances I read. Overall, an extremely enjoyable read that I would highly recommend in either ebook or audio.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Guitar Woman

  • By: Denise Kahn
  • Narrated by: Denise Kahn
  • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

Alex Kouros's passions are making exquisite guitars and producing Greece's premier beer. At a prestigious art gallery he meets artist Cassandra Beckham. A whirlwind romance ensues, but is cut short when malicious kidnappers board the yacht they are sailing on in the turquoise waters of the Aegean. As they struggle with the malefactors Alex is shot and Cassie falls into the sea with a blow to her head. They are left for dead, and although they survive they both think the other died.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Guitar Woman

  • By zoe on 11-18-16

Very nice listen

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

Audio-book: Narrator – Denise Kahn
Ms. Kahn does a great job of bring these characters to life. No monotone here but full emotion in every scene.

Quick story about a couple who are on a journey to love when tragedy strikes. As they each try to piece together what remains of their lives, it is from the assistance of those around them that brings them back together again. A sweet story of love overcoming all even in the darkest moments of life.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.