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  • SOMEWHERE for a Hero to Hide

  • Finding SOMEWHERE Series, Book 3
  • By: Verna Clay
  • Narrated by: Cate Barratt
  • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Is there somewhere to hide from the past? Dutch Mulvaney, a hero who will spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair, now carves sea creatures from driftwood and signs them as "Beach Bum." His relocation from the East Coast to the small coastal town of Somewhere in Oregon was a desperate attempt to salvage his sanity and dignity. Now, after a year of solitude, he finally feels ready to venture back into society. Taylor Jones enjoys her job as a waitress at Mama Pink's Diner, the most popular eatery in Somewhere. Daily, she thanks the universe for Edna Pink, the owner. Without Edna's help she could very well be six feet under, with her two precious sons being raised by a crime lord. When a disabled man enters the diner she gets a premonition that her life is about to change. Should she remain in the town she loves, or run yet again?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Book 3 of the Somewhere series Good story

  • By Karen S on 01-16-19

Not sure what to think

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

Reviewed: 01-13-19

I got an ARC copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
That being said, I did not realize that it was a third in a series and definitely NOT stand alone. I did not read the two prior books and so was completely clueless for the first 1.5 hours of the book until the characters started to make sense. It seemed like a lot of the first 1.5 hours were a walk down memory lane of the previous books with references to those events and how they turned out. There were a lot of characters and they each got their own chapters so that the actual story of the Hero and Taylor was only 1/4 of the book. It was an interesting story line, and the hero was definitely someone that may have ended up being heroic In this story too. However, the entire story was geared toward the supernatural elements of the afterlife and thus, the hero did not end up having to do much of anything. I felt completely lost and I think I would have gotten a whole lot more out of this story if I had read the prior books.

  • Neanderthal Seeks Human

  • A Smart Romance, Knitting in the City, Volume 1
  • By: Penny Reid
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Grace
  • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,874
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,709
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,706

After losing her boyfriend, apartment, and job in the same day, Janie Morris can't help wondering what new torment fate has in store. To her utter mortification, Quinn Sullivan- aka Sir McHotpants- witnesses it all then keeps turning up like a pair of shoes you lust after but can't afford. The last thing she expects is for Quinn - the focus of her slightly, albeit harmless, stalkerish tendencies - to make her an offer she can't refuse.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun, funny and very entertaining

  • By SIMARA on 11-21-17

Janie and Quinn

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

Reviewed: 12-24-18

Janie is a very smart but eccentric girl. She has the worst day of her life when she finds out her fiancé cheated on her, as a result loses her home, and then gets fired. Quinn is the security guy she has secretly been checking out for weeks. He escorts her out and provides her with transportation to get where she needs to go. She later runs into him at a club and things go from there.
Quinn is genuinely attracted to Janie with all her factoids and awkwardness. I could not decide if Janie was on the spectrum or just in her own universe. I would have to go with the spectrum. She is super smart, mathematically inclined and socially stunted. Except with Quinn. Well, most of the time.
I loved the book until about 3 hours from the end when she started making decisions that made me rather annoyed. It all worked out, but for a bit there, I was trying to figure out where her intellect went. First she would not look at the note, then her reaction to the note was insane, most likely because she would not read it in the first place. Anyway, that’s why I gave it 4 stars.

  • Demon Wolf

  • Demon Blessed, Book 4
  • By: Nikki Sex
  • Narrated by: Sarah Puckett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

I was raised by my serial killer father. I crave connection, but love is not an option. That’s why I’m a “one-and-done” kinda girl. With my terrible secrets, I can't risk getting too close to anyone. So how does super sexy heartthrob Kalev manage to sneak his way into my heart? Should I take a chance on love? But Kalev is not the man I think he is. In fact, he’s not a man at all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • pretty good for what it is

  • By TU on 12-31-18

Really great story with an awesome plot twist

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

Reviewed: 12-17-18

I really enjoyed Demon Wolf. The long and dragged out soliloquy’s that make Demon Blessed much longer than it needs to be are not present in Demon Wolf. Thea is a childhood victim of horrible parental abuse from her father, who lives her life in a way that distances her from the insane lunatic her father is. She is afraid of “seeing” stuff and keeps herself medicated to prevent it.
Kalev saw her and his Wolf wanted her, but she was human. He knew it was impossible. So he left her, twice. However, after his life-threatening abduction, he could not stay away. And he pulled out all the stops to have her, no matter how wary she was. Slowly, he gains her trust. But just when he reveals himself, Thea is abducted. She learns a lot about herself in captivity. And she rescues herself. Like the strong woman she is.
How she rescues herself had me sitting up with surprise. I really loved her strong alpha personality and how Kalev knew what she needed.
I received an ARC copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. The narrator still mispronounces some words consistently, but not as much as in the previous set.

  • Demon Blessed: The Box Set

  • By: Nikki Sex
  • Narrated by: Sarah Puckett
  • Length: 41 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 39

This box set includes all three audiobooks in the Demon Blessed series! Demon Blessed - I know he’s a shifter before I see him. As I step inside, desire pulls me under like a wave. Vampires are delicious, but nothing is as scorching hot as a powerful werewolf. Demon Lost - They say everyone has their inner demons, but in my case, I really do. Two hundred years ago, my mother summoned my inner monster. Demon Dreams - I’m finally mated to the Beast Lord. Our magical bond is INCREDIBLE. Thanks to his invention, we have children on the way.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • not bad- if you are the target demographic.

  • By Daniel T. Delkamp on 09-07-18

Great story with a LOT of repetition

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

Reviewed: 12-13-18

I found this to be a new take on paranormal. Jan is a very strong woman who is flawed and makes mistakes. She is all the more empathetic for having to wade through her own mistakes. She and her demon have a symbiotic relationship and really care about each other. She is in love with Stafford, the Beast Lord of the Warewolves. She knew him when he was still human, over 80 years ago, they had a love affair while crossing the Atlantic. Like all of her other lovers, Jan left him, but she never forgot him. It turns out that he never forgot her either. When they reconnect, it is electric. Stafford hurts Jan tremendously, yet she finds a way to forgive him. Same with her jugulo, Leonidas. He had captured and turreted her until she found a way to collar him with her magic. Jan forms close ties with everyone she meets and the many criss-crossing stories bring an extra element of interest to the story. The sex was pretty hot, but it did not overwhelm the storyline itself. It was woven in.

The only drawbacks were the repetition. EVERY time Jan is exposed to death magic or violence, she explains ALL OVER again, in depth, how much her demon loves it and how she has to teach him good. I found myself muttering, “We get it!!! Move on!!!” Several times. The book set could have been about 10 hours shorter if that crap was edited out.

The narrator was good, but she only had two voices, thus all females sounded like Jan and all males sounded like Stafford. Additionally, I found it grating how she constantly mispronounced certain words. I wanted to yell, “It’s HEADY not HEEDY” and “It’s pronounced APROPO, not ApropoS!” Among other ones. It knocked me out of the story several times, but I got over it.
Overall, it was a very good story with a few issues. I look forward to reading Demon Wolf next.
I received an ARC copy of this set in exchange for my honest review.

  • Try

  • Temptation Series, Book 1
  • By: Ella Frank
  • Narrated by: Shannon Gunn
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,311
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,228
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,233

Sex. Logan Mitchell loves it, and ever since he realized his raw sexual appeal at a young age, he has had no problem using it to his advantage. Men and women alike fall into his bed - after all, Logan is not one to discriminate. He lives by one motto - if something interests you, why not just take a chance and try? And he wants to try Tate Morrison.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible!

  • By Jenny on 03-31-15

Hot hot hot

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

This is a story about two very strong heroes. One, on the surface, knows exactly what he wants and is not apologetic at all. The other is miserable in his current life and very confused by the new urges brought out by the first hero. The interesting thing is that he is only attracted to one man, not anyone else. He just needs to accept it and once he does, he is in, this is his process of #SelfDiscovery. This is when the first hero discovers that he got more than he thought he wanted and his insecurities surface. He keeps laying them at the second hero’s feet.
The two men are so combustible together. But it is not only physical, although that is hot. What makes this amazing is that this is all laced with such amazing emotions that it spikes it ever higher. Be prepared to not be able to turn it off, needing to listen for just a bit more and then a bit more.
The only complaint is that this is a series. But only the first three books are in the romance package. If you want to finish it, be prepared to spend multiple credits on it. Which seems like an obnoxious tactic.
#TagsGiving #Sweepstakes

  • Mister O

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,849
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,836

Just call me Mister O. Because your pleasure is my superpower. Making a woman feel "oh god that's good" is the name of the game, and if a man can't get the job done, he should get the hell out of the bedroom. I'm talking toe-curling, mind-blowing, sheet-grabbing ecstasy. Like I provide every time. I suppose that makes me a superhero of pleasure, and my mission is to always deliver.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BEST BOOK I'VE LISTENED TO IN A VERY LONG TIME!!!

  • By Cyndi on 05-11-16

Sweet story

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

Reviewed: 07-28-18

Sebastian York could read my anatomy and physiology text and I would enjoy listening to it. But this was also a good story. Nick Hammer is a sweet geeky hero who also knows he is hot and good in bed. He had a crush on Harper, who is his best friend’s sister. Harper is an awesome magician who happen to be awkward in dating due to spending all her time at kids parties. So she suggests that Nick tutor her in Dating. Nick falls hard and fast, but he is afraid to lose Harper’s friendship, so he just goes along. They are really great together though and get their happily ever after.

  • Lachlan: A Scottish Time Travel Romance

  • Immortal Highlander, Book 1
  • By: Hazel Hunter
  • Narrated by: William MacLeod
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 205
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 188

When Kinley Chandler abruptly lands in medieval Scotland, there isn’t much she’s leaving behind. With her body shattered and her military career over, Kinley has resigned herself to death. But in the past, all that changes. Lachlan McDonnel, the laird of a clan of immortal highlanders, can hardly believe his good fortune. Not only does the mysterious lass save his life, she awakens his heart in a way he’d thought no longer possible. But the druid spells that allow Lachlan’s clan to live forever have a dark side as well.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must Read Now!

  • By G C on 06-19-18

Sexy immortal highlanders and a strong heroine

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

Reviewed: 06-20-18

I received a copy of this audible book in exchange for my honest review. However, once I started listening, I realized I had already read this entire series on my kindle. So you know I really loved this book to have continued spending money on the rest of the books. Lachlan is a wonderful and caring laird and Kinley is a strong modern soldier who is his match. The chemistry is explosive but they also get each other.

I kept listening for the wonderful narration even though I already knew the story. The narrator has a voice like silk and made the story even better. You will not regret getting this book.

  • What We Find

  • By: Robyn Carr
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,925
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,663
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,656

Between the urban bustle of Denver and the high-stress environment of a career in neurosurgery, Maggie Sullivan has hit a wall. When an emergency high-risk procedure results in the death of a teenager, Maggie finds herself in the middle of a lawsuit - and experiencing levels of anxiety she's never faced before. She knows she needs to slow down before she burns out completely, and the best place she can think to do that is Sullivan's Crossing.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Overall, Enjoyable Read

  • By Melstamps on 04-27-16

Lovely

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

Reviewed: 06-02-18

I loved this story. The surprises were unexpected, there was no unneeded angst between the main characters. Cal and Maggie are both such amazing people that you could not help but love them.

  • Circle of Blood

  • Books 1 - 3
  • By: R. A. Steffan, Jaelynn Woolf
  • Narrated by: Gwendolyn Druyor
  • Length: 27 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

When you're mated to an immortal vampire, love is forever. Literally. In another lifetime, six vampires lost their mates - and their mortality - to an unimaginable evil power. Despite the veil of death separating them, the strength of love draws them together across the ages. But now, if they can’t reunite with the reincarnations of their lost soulmates soon, it may just mean the end of the world.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • difficult

  • By sunshine on 08-20-18

A gripping paranormal set with some issues

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

Reviewed: 05-28-18

I received a copy of this book set in exchange for my honest review.
I loved the books and have already downloaded the fourth book on kindle.
Book 1. Trey and Della. Trey is one of a coven of 6 vampires who were the Demon Beal’s (I only listened, so names may be misspelled) failures in his quest to make undead minions of evil. Each of them has had a loved one sacrifice themselves which prevented them from becoming evil. Trey is from the Middle Ages and his love gave up her life for him. Present time NOLA, Della has never felt like she belonged. Horrible things start happening to her and Trey saves her. He recognizes her as his long lost reincarnated love. They battle Beal and grow close. Della seems like she may break, but she really comes through.
Book 2. Aris and Trin. Aris meets Trin while saving her from a bank hostage situation in Greece. Trin finds him again and goes to thank him. He tells her who he is and she gets ticked off that he is crazy. Beal is after her, but he was also grooming an evil sadist from Europe to starts WWIII. Aris goes off half cocked and ends up being rescued and saved by his friends and Trin.
Book 3. Oksana and Mason. This one I had some trouble with. Oksana meets Mason and her personality changes into a fragile angsty wall flower. She has PTSD from how she was turned, how her love died and what happened to her after. But she literally does not give Mason anything to go on. It’s a good thing they already had a bond because Oksana could not stand to be in Mason’s vicinity. It was all him and he did all the heavy lifting In their relationship. She made a lot of assumptions and went with them despite evidence that he wanted her.
The story lines are interesting and gripping. The settings are different in each. The narrator really made the stories come to life. She conveyed a lot of emotion while reading. I enjoyed the books a great deal. Now I am off to read Xander’s story.

  • The Billionaire from Chicago: A BWWM Billionaire Romance

  • United States of Billionaires, Book 6
  • By: Simply BWWM, Lacey Legend
  • Narrated by: Lili Dubuque
  • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

When Elizabeth Raleigh signed up to be a surrogate mother she was really in it for the $100k paycheck and nothing more. She knew her client was a “self-made billionaire from Chicago” but nothing much more. And quite frankly, she didn't want to know. However, a twist of fate revealed his true identity and she could not believe it. Her client was her childhood sweetheart Luke Johns. At first it seemed as if this deal was a match made in heaven and the type of unbelievable story you only read about in romance novels. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • This is not bwwm

  • By Janay Harris on 10-13-18

Good story

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

Reviewed: 05-17-18

This story was good in a canned surrogate meets billionaire, they fall in love, kind of way. The story itself was nice and Luke only had one moment of when he wasn’t all in. Lizzie was his high school sweetheart and they simply broke up because they went to different schools, distance is hard for kids to deal with. He looked for love, but the last woman he dated was crazy, so he gave up and hired a surrogate. That surrogate happened to be Lizzie, who he never forgot.
Once they meet, he explains that he needs her to donate an egg too and she seems fine with it. Then, they decide to just have tons of sex to conceive because that’s the most natural way and they both have the hots for each other.
Luke’s crazy ex pops up with a wild story trying to get Liz to back out and Liz works with Luke to put her and all her helpers away. They live happily ever after.
My only complaint was that there were too many details about what meal they each ordered and wha drink went with it. There were too many set-pep talks for silly stuff like buying groceries, putting them away and going out. Seemed unnecessary, but made the story longer, I guess. Overall, I liked the story.

The narrator was really a narrator, very little acting on her part, just reading. Good reading, but a bit of emotion and acting would have been helpful.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.