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  • How to Date a Douchebag: The Failing Hours

  • By: Sara Ney
  • Narrated by: Muffy Newtown, Josh Goodman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 403
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 375

Zeke Daniels isn't just a douchebag; he's an asshole. A total and complete jerk, Zeke keeps people at a distance. He has no interest in relationships - most assholes don't. Dating? Being part of a couple? Nope. Not for him. He's never given any thought to what he wants in a girlfriend, because he's never had any intention of having one. Shit, he barely has a relationship with his family, and they're related; his own friends don't even like him. So why does he keep thinking about Violet DeLuca? Sweet, quiet Violet - his opposite in every sense of the word.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SURPRISINGLY I FELL IN LOVE WITH THIS SERIS

  • By I HATE THIS NEW LOOK on 10-10-17

Loved it! Slow burning and great build-up!

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

Reviewed: 10-15-18

I swear I do not know where I have been and why I waited so long, but I am loving the How to Date a Douchebag series by Sara Ney. In The Failing Hours we get Zeke Daniels, who we met in The Studying Hours, and who I was not sure I could like at all and Violet DeLuca. Though it was a close call, Zeke won me over!

Zeke is a complete jerk. There is no other way to put it. Even his friends do not seem to like him most of the time. He is insufferable, rude and arrogant, but he is also a bit lost. I do not want to give away too much, but we do learn why Zeke is the way he is. It took a sweet and quiet girl with her own issues and an honest little boy to finally reach Zeke. Even then it was touch and go sometimes, but in the end, he does us proud.

I love, love, love the slow burning and friendship building stories Sara Ney gives us. The banter between Zeke and Violet and Zeke and Kyle was everything! I laughed and cringed and loved every minute of listening to this story! Sara Ney is definitely an automatic 1-click author for me now!

4.5 stars! Loved it!

  • How to Date a Douchebag: The Studying Hours

  • By: Sara Ney
  • Narrated by: Josh Goodman, Muffy Newtown
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 445
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 417
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 419

No doubt about it, Sebastian "Oz" Osborne is the university's most celebrated student athlete - and possibly the biggest douchebag. A walking, talking cliché, he has a filthy mouth, a fantastic body, and doesn't give a sh-t about what you or anyone else thinks. Jameson Clarke may be the university's most diligent student - but she is no prude. Spending most of her time in the hallowed halls of the library, James is wary of pervs, jocks, and douchebags - and Oz Osborne is all three. She's smart, sarcastic - and not what he expected....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By Kelly L. Scroggins on 01-18-18

Loved every second of it! A great listen!

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

Reviewed: 10-10-18

I had so much fun listening to The Studying Hours, the first book in the How to Date a Douchebag series, by Sara Ney. Since I have started reading/listening to this author’s work, I’ve come to learn that she is the queen of slow burning romances with huge build ups and lots of laughs and I love her for it. Oz and James were everything. Everything. One of my all-time favorite couples for sure!

Sebastian “Oz” Osborne is a hot commodity at his University as one of the best, if not best, wrestler on the team. He can, and often does, have any girl he wants, but only for a moment. He does not do relationships. Jameson Clarke is one dedicated student. It’s not that she does not want to date, but school is important to her and the last thing she needs is a jock that does not do relationships.

When Oz and James meet, it was not under the best circumstances, but something about the obnoxious and crude athlete draws James in. And James is most definitely not Oz’s type, but something about her drives him crazy, in all the right ways. I loved these two characters so much. On paper they should not mesh at all, but I love every single ones of their interactions. I burst out laughing so many times. Their build-up was sweet, charming and frustrating in all the best ways.

I cannot begin to express how much I enjoyed listening to this book and could not stop talking about it. I want to scream at the top of roofs to anyone who would listen they need to read/listen to this book. It was just so much fun and light, there were small amount of angsty moments, but overall, just a fun read/listen. I can definitely say, if Sara Ney wrote it, I will be 1-clicking for sure!

Happy reading!

  • Whispered Prayers of a Girl

  • By: Alex Grayson
  • Narrated by: Nicole Blessing, Rhett Samuel Price
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

A tortured soul meets a damaged family.... A lonely man, a widowed woman, a carefree boy, and a broken girl.... Can the four come together and help heal each other? Or will fear of the unknown and guilt of the past keep them apart?   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful and emotional. MUST LISTEN!!!

  • By Ariadna B. on 09-10-18

Beautiful and emotional second chance story

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

Reviewed: 09-08-18

I originally had the opportunity to read Whispered Prayers of a Girl by Alex Grayson when it was first released and it was a beautiful and emotional story of second chances. It touched my heart and will be with me for a long time. A man who lost everything and a family who is damaged and grieving. Is their second chance or are they all too damaged?

When I was offered the opportunity to listen to audiobook, I jumped on the chance to experience this story all over again! Nicole Blessing and Rhett Samual Price, the narrators, did an amazing job in bringing Alexander and Gwen to life. Their story is heartbreaking at times, but also charming to experience. They truly brought this story to life for me.

Alexander lives with guilt and loss that suffocates him on a daily basis. Cutting himself off from everyone and everything, he prefers to suffer alone. Barely existing, he has no idea how to forgive himself, much less move forward. He is so moody and shattered. He does not feel he deserves another chance.

Gwen needed a fresh start for her and her kids after the unexpected death of her husband. Her children lost their father and though her son seems to be doing okay, her daughter is suffering deeply. Daniel was so sweet and will have you smiling. Kelsey, on the other hand, has not spoken since the death of her father. At a loss, Gwen is patient with her in the hopes to one day hear her speak again.

Than a chance meeting changes everything. The last thing Alexander wants is letting people in, but when Gwen and her kids need help, he steps in. Though Alexander wants nothing to do with them, there is a kindred connection between Alexander and Kelsey that will touch your heart.

This audiobook was very emotional and heartbreaking. Both Alexander and Gwen suffered great losses and struggled to move forward. And Gwen’s children were amazing and will steal your heart. This slow burn romance that will grab your heart and hold it to the very end.

Happy reading!

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  • Dirty Sexy Games

  • By: Laurelin Paige
  • Narrated by: Elena Wolfe, Jacob Morgan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 584
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 554
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 551

Their union started with a simple plan: to fake a marriage that would allow Elizabeth to take over her father’s company and merge it with Weston’s holdings, creating a vast media empire. But what began as a pretend marriage has become all too real.... Now a bombshell about Weston’s past is keeping him rooted at home while Elizabeth must travel across the globe to take up the company reigns. But their intense connection could bring the entire game crashing down as they’re forced to choose power and family...or the love of a lifetime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love Weston and Elizabeth!!

  • By Thelma on 08-14-18

Loved it! A great conclusion to this duet!

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

Reviewed: 09-05-18

I have been a huge fan of Laurelin Paige for a very long time. She is an amazing writer who gives us some of the best characters we love and those we also love to hate! Hudson, from her Fixed series, has been on my top five book-boyfriend lists since I first discovered that series a long time ago. He still is, but boy did Weston King give him a good run for his status!

I enjoyed reading/listening to Dirty Sexy Player, but absolutely devoured Dirty Sexy Games! Both books in this duet were originally released as audible originals, but not to worry, book one is already out as an eBook and book two will be available in November. But you do not have to wait, as the audio is now available! Fair warning, my review may be a bit spoiler-ish if you have not read and/or listened to the first book in the duet. Go read/listen to it first.

We pick up right where we left off in the first book. Elizabeth and Weston have come to realize their feeling, desires and wants are the same thing. Could they truly have their happily ever after or is it already too late? Weston’s past is back in full force and one he can no longer deny, but truly desires as well. Elizabeth has her dreams at the tip of her fingertips, but will the cost be too high?

I have to say, Weston stole my heart in this book. Once he realized what he wanted, he wore his feelings on his sleeve. There is no doubt what he feels for Elizabeth. The first half of this book was everything I love about romance! I swooned so much! But this is Laurelin Paige and she likes to throw in curveballs and boy, did she! Elizabeth was loving, caring and so selfless. Though there is angst, it was so different than other stories by this author.

This story was sweet and charming with angst thrown in and I loved it! The Narrators, Elena Wolfe and Jacob Morgan, were Elizabeth and Weston. They brought this story to life for me. They made me feel every word they read and I never wanted it to end.

4.5 stars! Happy listening!

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  • Fixed Forever, Book 5

  • By: Laurelin Paige
  • Narrated by: Carly Robins, Jeremy York
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

This is the final book in the Fixed series starring Hudson and Alayna from New York Times best-selling author Laurelin Paige.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Carly Robins and Jeremy York's are perfection!!

  • By Avephoenix on 08-26-18

Loved it! Catching up with old friends!

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

Reviewed: 08-27-18

I originally read Fixed Forever by Laurelin Paige when it was released and loved it! You can never have enough Hudson and Alayna. When I had the opportunity to listen to the audiobook, I jumped on the chance! Carly Robins and Jeremy York did an amazing job bringing this story and characters to life!

We get more of all the characters we came to love and see how Hudson and Alayna are faring in their everyday lives as a couple, parents and their career. We also get a bit of suspense as their past ha come back to haunt them. Overall a great audiobook and one I highly recommend!

Original Review:
I must admit, when I first heard Laurelin Paige was going to give us more Hudson and Alayna in Fixed Forever, I was both ecstatic (to get more of them) and terrified (because they already had their happily-ever-after). But I should have known better and known Laurelin would give us a story worthy of these two characters. They are beloved and Hudson, well I am sure many readers would fight for him.

Years after their last book and their happily-ever-after, Alayna and Hudson are still madly in love, but also trying to balance marriage, working and their kids. But knowing they have each other and work better as a team, they are good. They have their families and friends and things could not be better.

But when Hudson’s past comes back to haunt him, can he protect those he loves and matter most to him? Because without them, he is nothing. He would do anything to keep them safe. But as the threat gets closer, the stakes get higher and Hudson is running out of time.

I loved seeing Hudson and Alayna again. They are one of my top couples ever and well, Hudson is everything. I loved seeing their chemistry and connection as strong as ever and their love for their kids, family and friends. Both deserved nothing but happiness. But as ever changing as life can be, we get so see them endure what many couples do throughout the years and add in some suspense, and you will devour this story.

It was great seeing so many old friends from many of Laurelin’s books, especially those of the Fixed family. Some things never change. A good addition to the Fixed Family and you can never go wrong visiting old friends we love!

Listened and reviewed for Sultry Sirens Book Blog.

Happy reading!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Cross

  • By: Adriana Locke
  • Narrated by: Wen Ross, Kai Kennicott
  • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

Cross Jacobs was a screw-up. Everyone knew it, especially him, and the point was hammered home when Kallie Welch drove herself right out of his life. But she’s back. Seeing Cross wasn’t on Kallie’s to-do list. She didn’t think she could avoid him forever, but trying never hurt anyone. One minute she’s standing by herself, and the next she’s accosted by a rich, velvety scent that could belong to only one man: Cross. At face value, he’s divine. All rugged and confident, with a smile that melts her right where she’s standing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Short and Sweet Novella

  • By bookbruin on 08-02-18

Sweet and charming story! Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

I have been listening to The Gibson Boys by Adriana Locke on audio and I am loving this series! The men in this series are tough, confident and at the core, very caring men. This time around we get Cross’s second chance romance. He is Machlan’s best friend and very close to the family.

I absolutely loved this novella. For a short, sexy and sweet story, it packed quite the punch. Cross Jacobs had the woman of his dreams in his grasp, but then he lost her. He had years to think about her and what he would do different. In that time he made something of himself. I loved Cross. Once he had that second chance, nothing was going to get in his way. He was ready to lay his heart out for Kallie.

Kallie walked away from the man she loved because she wanted better. But now she is back for a fresh start when her past is standing in front of her. Can she trust her heart to Cross again or will it be more of the same? Kallie was sweet, honest and caring, but not sure if some things deserved a second chance.

Like I mentioned, I am loving this series and cannot wait for more. Cross was a charming and sweet second chance romance and I could not stop listening. I highly recommend both this book and this series!

4.5 stars! Loved it!

Happy listening!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Rogue Royalty

  • The Savage Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Meghan March
  • Narrated by: Joe Arden, Grace Grant
  • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 537
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 502
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 502

Unthinkable. Unbelievable. Inconceivable. I don’t recognize what my life has become. I can’t tell where the lies end and the truth begins anymore. He came into my world and urged me out of my safe little corner. All my dreams are coming true except the one thing I want most - my own happy ending. But I’ll fight for it. For now. For always.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must listen!! LOVE LOVE LOVE

  • By Books all things Books on 05-24-18

Intriguing and captivating! Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

I originally read Rogue Royalty during its release and loved it, but wanted to go back and experience the audio as well. Let me tell you, I loved it just as much, if not more! I am a big fan of audiobooks because they bring the story alive for readers in a totally different way. Joe Arden and Grace Grant do a great job bringing the conclusion of the Savage trilogy. They are amazing narrators and I am a big fan of theirs. I highly recommend reading and/or listening this series!

Original review:

The conclusion is here! Rogue Royalty by Meghan March is the final book in her Savage Trilogy and what a wild ride it was! This is a must-read series and one you must experience without spoilers! Note, this is a trilogy that must be read in order as it builds a story.

I could not wait to get my hands on this book and find out how it would all end, especially after the ending in the previous book. We finally get answers that we wanted as readers, but at the same time, Temperance world begins to fall apart. Through this entire journey, I have loved Temperance. She is intelligent and caring, but also strong and determined.

I loved the entire Savage trilogy journey and in Rogue Royalty we have unexpected twists and truths. It was sexy and suspenseful, and I devoured every page! I was not sure what I was expecting, but what Meghan March gave was so much more! The characters, the setting, the story was intriguing and captivating! I highly recommend this series!

  • Craft

  • By: Adriana Locke
  • Narrated by: Wen Ross Kai Kennicott
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77

They’re not quite enemies, and not really friends. More like frustrated balls of sexual tension, Lance Gibson drives Mariah Malarkey absolutely crazy. He uses her office like a phone booth, and takes cupcakes from the corner of her desk like she baked them just for him. She didn’t. Maybe she knew the history teacher happened to love peanut butter icing, but that was purely a coincidence. Mariah has a way of getting under Lance’s skin, too. She calls him out on his crap, spoils him even if inadvertently, and, seeing the librarian in skirts, drives him wild. She won’t give in. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hot for Teacher!

  • By bookbruin on 05-22-18

A sweet and charming story with all the feels!

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

Reviewed: 07-30-18

I am loving The Gibson Boys series on audiobook! I could not stop listening! In Craft we get Lance Gibson’s story, the hunky history teacher with the huge heart of gold who stays away from anything remotely close to using the word “ship”. We finally get to know him and his history, but we also get to see all the characters we fell for in Crank, the first book in the series.

Lance Gibson keeps things light with all his female companions, if you will. He carries a secret that haunts him and keeps his heart locked up. But the school librarian, Mariah Malarkey, is an entirely different story. Not quite enemies and not quite friends, they tease and banter each other for over a year. While both keeps the other at a distance, they are drawn to each other.

I cannot begin to express how much I loved Lance. He put on an exterior of a lover and a player, but under all that he was a guy with a huge heart. He was such a sweet, caring and patient man. Mariah was left heartbroken after her breakup and is finding it hard to open up again. Without support from her mother or sister, she is finding her way. Mariah was sweet, honest and tried to guard her heart. But when they finally truly face each other, they can no longer deny what was always between them.

Craft was a sweet and charming story with light angst. The narrators, Wen Ross and Kai Kennicott, did an amazing job bringing Lance and Mariah to life. I loved the story, the characters and the Gibson boys so much! Looking forward to reading more from this family!

4.5 stars! Happy reading!

  • Getting Schooled

  • By: Emma Chase
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,922
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,827
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,827

Garrett Daniels has this whole life thing figured out. The cocky, charismatic former high school star quarterback is an idolized football coach and "cool" teacher in the hometown where he's not just a golden boy - he's platinum. He has good friends, a great house on the lake, and the best damn sidekick a man could ask for: Snoopy, the albino beagle. Then...Callie Carpenter comes home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny, emotional and heartfelt

  • By Readers Together on 03-04-18

Books like this is why I read/listen to romance!

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

Reviewed: 07-08-18

I had the opportunity to read Getting Schooled by Emma Chase first and completely fell in love with Garret and Callie’s story and wanted to experience it again. So I listened to the audio and absolutely loved it even more! Zachery Webber and Andi Arndt nailed it as Garret and Callie. I laughed out loud so much and swooned repeatedly. This is a must read and/or listen, but is must be experienced!

Original review:

Getting Schooled by Emma Chase is the first book I have read by this author and now wonder why I waited so long to read her. This was an adorable and charming second chance romance with all the right feels.

Garret Daniels is used to being on top. He was the star quarterback of his high school team and is now just as beloved as the football coach and teacher. His life could not be more perfect and there is nothing he would change. He loves what he does, has his friends, home and dog. What else could a man want?

Callie Carpenter is back home, even if it’s not where she wants to be. But she is back to help her parents and is substituting at her old high school. Then Garret offers to help get her settled. She can take his help and keep him at arm’s length, right?

I absolutely loved Garret and Callie together. Though these two have history, there is no unnecessary drama, expect what comes from living in a small town. They had great chemistry and loved seeing them together. They were once high school sweethearts, but life took them in different direction. Now that they have a second chance, will they hold on to it or will they part ways again?

I truly enjoyed reading Getting School by Emma Chase and look forward to reading so much more from her! This was such a sweet and charming second chance romance that had me repeatedly swooning. Books like this is why we read romance!

Happy reading!

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  • Part-Time Lover

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Shane East, Grace Grant
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 359

I'll say this about Christian - he made one hell of a first impression. When I first saw the strapping man, he was doing handstands naked on a dock along the canal. His crown jewels were far more entertaining than anything else I'd seen on the boat tour, so I did what any curious woman would do - I took his photo.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A SWEET ENJOYABLE CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 06-04-18

Charming and fun audiobook! Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 06-11-18

Do you believe in fate? That things happen for a reason? Part-Time Lover by Lauren Blakey is a story about fate and second chances that will tug at your heart! It truly was such a fun and charming audiobook with great characters and a story I wanted to devour. And that beginning, I was laughing and swooning!

When Elise first saw Christian, she saw him in all his glory, literally! Since she was on vacation and allowing herself some freedom, she let him know what she thought of him. They agreed to meet, but miscommunication had them missing each other. With their moment lost, they never expected to see each other gain. Imagine their surprise when almost a year later they come face-to-face again.

I absolutely loved Christian and Elise so much. Both had pasts that haunted them, but in different ways. Christian was honest, caring and lived his life with freedom. He never thought he would want forever again. Elise was hurt so badly, she did not know if she could ever trust, much less love again. But they had such an easy comradery and chemistry, they decided to enjoy each other for as long as they could.

As their friendship and attraction grew, Christian is surprised to learn that he needs a bride, now. And even more surprised by Elise’s offer to help but her intentions are only to help and for this to be temporary. They could enjoy and help each other at the same time. But what happens when real feelings emerge, and everything changes?

I must say, Shane East and Grace Grant did an amazing job bringing Christian and Elise’s story to life. I felt every emotion and every moment between them. I truly enjoyed listening to Part-Time Lover. It was a light story with very little angst and a whole lot of charm!

Happy reading/listening!