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  • Unzipped

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Joe Arden, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,105

Picture this - I’m ready to win back the love of my life, and I’m going big this time. We’re talking boom box, sing her name in the rain, let the whole damn neighborhood know I'm good and ready this time around. After all, if you're going to grand gesture the ever-loving hell out of a second chance, you need to pull out all the stops. There’s only one little problem. My college girlfriend isn't the one who shows up when I play my "I'll do anything to win you back" tune. The woman who flings open the second-floor window tells me my ex doesn’t live here anymore.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific rom com with unexpected depth!

  • By RexyRomance on 10-30-18

Loved it! Absolutely loved it! A great read!

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

Reviewed: 11-26-18


I cannot begin to express how much I loved listening to Unzipped by Lauren Blakely. I loved everything about this book. It was charming, sweet and had me literally laughing out repeatedly. The hero was one of my all time-favorite ever. He was so charmingly awkward and unaware in all the most delightful ways. I do not usually listen to audiobooks a second time, but this one will be on repeat often!

Our hero is ready to win back the woman that got away. The woman who he believes set him on the path to success. But no small gestures for this guy. Nope! It’s go big or go home time. So that is how he finds himself in front of a window holding a boom box playing their song. Except it’s the wrong window and a different woman. And so begins our fun adventure.

Finley is a writer looking for inspiration for her TV show that is not performing as she expected. But where to get that inspiration she needs? Queue in the strange man at her window looking for a different woman, with a boom box over his arms. Intrigued by his story, she sets out to help him win the woman of his dreams. It’s like inspiration fell right in her lap.

Now Finley and our hero are spending time together as they get to know each other. I have to say I loved their banter. Their references to eighties movies was spot on and had me going down memory lane. Their friendship quickly morphs into more before they even realized it. But can our hero see what is in front of him before it is too late? And those last few chapters, well they are some of my favorite ever to read!

To be 100% upfront, I am a child of the eighties and I think that had a huge impact on why I loved Unzipped by Lauren Blakely. It was such a sweet and charming book that was full of laughs and chemistry that was slow burning. Joe Arden and Andi Arndt are two of my all-time favorite narrators, but as Finley and our hero, they were perfect. They truly brought the characters and this story to life for me! I cannot recommend this story any more. I loved every minute of listening to it!

Happy listening!

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  • The Line Below

  • By: Ali Dean
  • Narrated by: Stacey Glemboski
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

From number-one Amazon sports fiction best seller comes a standalone new adult romance about a collegiate swimmer who falls for an Olympic track star. Water. The place where I feel at peace. Away from the judgement. Weightless from the obligations. Chase my dream of the Olympics or follow the expected career path? What will it be?  I’m not usually one to rock the boat - that's my twin sister’s role. I find myself in uncharted territory when I meet Jett Decker on my 21st birthday. It's not like me to get swept off my feet....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Audio made it an even better story

  • By Jessica71208 on 11-14-18

Sports romance with all the feels!

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

Reviewed: 11-26-18

I am a huge fan of audiobooks, so when I had a chance to listen to a new-to-me author, Ali Dean, I jumped at the chance. The Line below is a sports romance between swimmer Shay and track star Jett, both with Olympic aspirations. Their attraction is instant, but with so much going on in each of their lives, do they have a chance to see what they can have together?

Shay and Jett quickly find a rhythm together. Shay is the good girl who follows the rules. She is determined and smart. Jett is strong, resolute, cocky and caring. They hit it off immediately, but nothing ever comes easy! Their journey is full of angst and drama as they find their way together.

Stacey Glemboski did an amazing job brining this story to life. The Line Below was a sports romance with all the feels, angsty, and lots of chemistry!

Happy reading!

  • Baby Daddy

  • By: Kendall Ryan
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Virginia Rose
  • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 782
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 719
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 717

We met in a trapped elevator. Emmett was on his way to work, sophisticated and handsome in his tailored suit and tie. I was on my way to the sperm bank. Awkward, right? At 35, my life hadn't taken the path I thought it would and I was tired of waiting - I wanted a baby. And I was ready to take matters into my own hands to make it happen. After our ill-fated elevator encounter, Emmett insisted on taking me to dinner - he also insisted on something else - that I ditch my plan involving a turkey baster and let him do the job. He would be my baby daddy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A pregnancy romance with a You've Got Mail feel

  • By Jen Valencia on 03-23-18

Funny, witty and charming story!

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

Reviewed: 10-26-18

Baby Daddy by Kendall Ryan was a fun audiobook to listen too, even as it was a bit angsty. Emmet and Jenna meet in the cutest way possible and are instantly attracted to each other. However, Jenna is not looking for a man, just to become a mother. Yes, you read that right!

Emmet thinks he can help Jenna while he gets to enjoy her and then walk away. All while giving her what she wants most. But the more time they spend together, the more they realize they may want more. But each has their own goals for the future and they are not really compatible. Will they give love a chance or walk away from all they could be together?

Sebastian York and Virginia Rose were great narrators and did a great job bringing Emmet and Jenna to life for me. Baby Daddy had great characters, a fun storyline and a bit of angst. A great book or audio to get lost in.

Happy listening!

  • If I Only Knew

  • By: Corinne Michaels
  • Narrated by: Sophie Eastlake, Shane East
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,052
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 988
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 988

My life was perfect - until a shocking tragedy pulled the rug out from underneath me. My children were left without a father. I was without a husband and a provider. Instead of wallowing in my grief, I buried myself in my work at Dovetail Enterprises. Landing the promotion as the CEO’s right hand was exactly what I needed. Getting saddled with Milo Huxley as an assistant is exactly the opposite. I can’t stand him. He’s arrogant, irresponsible, and out for my job. As if that’s not bad enough, he has to be devastatingly sexy, and have a posh English accent that makes me squirm on top of it all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Narration....Amazing Story

  • By Dana Dunphy on 10-20-18

Emotional, heart-warming and touching story!

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

Reviewed: 10-26-18

Corinne Michaels tortured us in the best way possible with If I Only Knew. This was a sexy, fun and emotional slow burn office romance that was a second chance at love and I loved every second of it! It is currently only available on audible, but not to worry, it will be coming soon in eBook!

I cannot begin to tell you how my heart broke for Danielle. I cannot even begin to imagine being in her shoes, but her children were her first priority and for them, she needed to move forward. After losing her husband tragically, she was struggling as a parent and mom, let alone just being a woman. But she was so freaking strong, even when she did not see it.

On the other hand, Milo Huxley was a man used to doing as he pleases, when he pleases. To the outside world, there may not be much to the man, but as readers, we get to see a completely different side of him. He was a complex man who hid behind an easy manner. But he was a good man with a huge heart. He may have only returned to teach his brother a lesson, but Danielle and her children changed everything.

I want to tell you everything, but this is really a story that just needs to be experience. What I can tell you is this story was emotional and heartwarming. I loved every moment of this audiobook. Sophie Eastlake and Shane East were absolutely amazing. Both narrators did an amazing job brining Milo and Danielle to life. I cannot recommend this enough! A must-read!

Loved it! Happy listening!

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  • How to Date a Douchebag: The Coaching Hours

  • By: Sara Ney
  • Narrated by: Muffy Newtown, Josh Goodman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101

There are no douchebags in this story. Well, there are, but they're not who this story is about. This story is about me - the coach's daughter. When I moved to Iowa to live with my dad, the university's take-no-prisoners wrestling coach, I thought transferring would be easy as pie - living with my father would be temporary, and he'd make sure his douchebag wrestlers left me alone. Wrong on both counts.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing til the end

  • By Leezard_Love on 04-13-18

Loved every minute of this story!

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

Reviewed: 10-24-18

As you can tell by my previous reviews, I have absolutely loved the How to Date a Douchebag series and truly am sad to see it ending. Though officially it ended a while ago, this was the end for me. The Couching Hours by Sara Ney was the perfect ending that had me laughing, swooning, and frustrated and I loved every minute of it!

Annabelle is the coach’s daughter. She wants to be closer to her dad and take advantage of his tuition discount. She was looking forward to the change and getting started. But things are not as easy as she thought it would be. Instead she finds herself in the middle of a ridiculous bet, a few bad choices and meeting one nice guy that changes everything.

This is how Annabelle finds hew new roommate. Choices are made, some amazing and others, not so much. I must say this was probably, at least for me, the most frustrating in the series. We had the same banter we love, amazing chemistry, and another great story. The narrators were amazing and brought the story to life for me time and time again. If you have not met the douchebag yet, seriously, what are you waiting for!

4.5 stars. Happy reading!

  • 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 430
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 405
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 401

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
  • 4.5 The Failing Hours Stars

  • By Listening is Reading on 12-03-17

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 483
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 455
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 455

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 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

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 788
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 746
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 743

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 116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108

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!

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