LISTENER

Shayay19

  • 174
  • reviews
  • 69
  • helpful votes
  • 175
  • ratings
  • The Knocked Up Plan

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Sebastian York
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,445
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,221
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,204

This single gal has had enough of the games, the BS, and the endless chase. I know what I want most, and it's not true love. It's a bun in the oven, and I'm not afraid to hit up my sex-on-a-stick coworker to do the job. Ryder is gorgeous, witty, and wild - and he's also a notorious commitmentphobe. That makes him the perfect candidate to make a deposit in the bank of me. I won't fall for him, he won't fall for me, and there's no way baby will make three. Right?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AHHH... BLISS AFTER A SOLID GOLD LISTEN

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 07-02-17

Good narration, not for me

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

Reviewed: 03-19-19

Narration was good. Both the male and female narrators did a good performance. This just wasn’t for me. I should’ve know, but I wanted to give it a chance. It’s been confirmed though that I just don’t like baby crazy scenarios. I always feel like the people are morons to think the whole sperm donor with no strings thing will work out; this is why I don’t like any type of no strings scenario. This book had the lack of intelligence even worse than past books I’ve read with a similar premise. These 2 work together, so it’s very obvious they are going to catch feelings. Plus, they always flirt with each other; they should’ve just dated, and it also took way too long for them to catch a clue about wanting more from each other. Overall, there wasn’t enough for me to like to overcome my dislike of the baby scenario. I was easy on my review and went 3 stars because someone who likes this scenario will probably like it better.

  • Not His Vampire: Vampire Romance

  • Not This Series, Book 3
  • By: Annie Nicholas
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14

Magic is real. Shifters exist. Trixie Russell knows this. Everyone does. But no one told her about the monster lurking in the basement of the dragon’s castle. Not until it was too late. Victor Petrov is ancient, and vampires his age should not lose control of their hunger. And yet that’s exactly the problem that landed him chained in a dragon’s dungeon. Then in walks a human female with cotton candy hair who smells like sunshine, her pulse a sweet melody in his parched ears, and the fragile thread of his control snaps. Again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A great book when looking for a light and fun read

  • By haunted one on 03-15-19

Fun!

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

Reviewed: 03-16-19

Lots of fun! The romantic connection was great too; very sweet! There’s a little steam, but the romance takes time to develop. Viktor is a vampire that has some issues controlling his thirst, but he’s really a sweetheart. Trixie works with animals but is in for a surprise when she becomes a vampire. As a newly turned vampire, Trixie needs Viktor’s help, and these 2 are on the hunt for the tattoo artist that is tattooing black magic onto unsuspecting people; a character from a previous book was a victim and happens to be Trixie’s BFF, so they want to find the tattoo artist to stop them from doing harm to anyone else. I haven’t read the previous books, but I still fully understood what was going on in this book, so this can be read as a standalone; there’s just some mention of past characters. I really enjoyed the flow of the story, and the story feels full. Lots of action and adventure, and these 2 end up in some dangerous situations. I listened to the audio, and the narrator gave a fun performance. At first, I wasn’t sure, but he did great. I’d recommend listening. This was my first book in this series, so I’d like to read the previous books and the next books. Hope they are as entertaining as this one!

  • Rebel Alpha

  • Aloha Shifters: Pearls of Desire, Book 5
  • By: Anna Lowe
  • Narrated by: Kelsey Osborne
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

Dragon heiress and her bad boy wolf shifter get a second chance at forbidden love. Is it too late? All dragon shifter Cynthia “Brown” wants is a safe place to raise her child and heal from bitter betrayal. When Cal - her first love, her only love, and her destined mate - unexpectedly appears on Maui, he stirs up all kinds of other desires, too. But trouble - as usual - is hot on his heels.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wow

  • By Starwarslover on 03-12-19

Wonderful series!

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

Reviewed: 03-12-19

The narrator does a good job; a little too exuberant at times, but overall, I recommend listening! Fun experience!

I really enjoy the premise for this series, it's very entertaining! The whole series has been wonderful! I believe this is the last book in the series, so I'd recommend reading from the beginning. There are previous characters, so I think it's best, but each book is about a different couple. In Rebel Alpha, we get to see prideful dragon shifter, Cynthia, find love with sweet and wonderful wolf shifter, Cal. These 2 have a shaky past, so they have a bit of work in front of them. Plus, there is the added issue of dangerous people out to get the shifters of Koakea. Cynthia had a long way to go with me because I hate the fact that she chose duty over love. She really hurt Cal, who is beyond loyal and amazing. She's also a bit cold towards him in the beginning and she mentioned that she didn't want the other shifters to know about Cal and Her, so I was really disappointed in her. I can tell she really loves Cal though, and she just made a huge mistake. They do have a really sweet romance, and they are passionate. As I said, Cal is really wonderful. The action scenes were great, and the writing flows wonderfully. It's also great to see how past characters are doing! Loved this series! Great finale!

  • Her Guardian Angel

  • A Demonica Underworld/Masters and Mercenaries Novella
  • By: Larissa Ione
  • Narrated by: Ryan West
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

After a difficult childhood and a turbulent stint in the military, Declan Burke finally got his act together. Now he’s a battle-hardened professional bodyguard who takes his job at McKay-Taggart seriously and his playtime - and his playmates - just as seriously. One thing he never does, however, is mix business with pleasure. But when the mysterious, gorgeous Suzanne D’Angelo needs his protection from a stalker, his desire for her burns out of control, tempting him to break all the rules…even as he’s drawn into a dark, dangerous world he didn’t know existed.   

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Angel in the Kitchen.

  • By Teresa on 01-07-19

Entertaining!

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

Reviewed: 03-12-19

The narrator did a good job and fits the characters a little better than the narrators for the previous books in this series. Both have good performances and I’d recommend listening.

I liked the premise of Suzanne being the guardian angel to Declan, and her going undercover as an heiress in need of a bodyguard to keep a majorly violent demon from killing Declan. Declan is totally unaware of the supernatural, so that’s always fun waiting for the big reveal to happen. I didn’t like that Suzanne lied about things she didn’t need to lie about, and she keeps trying to hide her secrets even though it’s pretty obvious things aren’t right.

The chemistry between Declan and Suzanne is great and they are really sweet with each other. I’m not a huge fan of the BDSM type stuff though. There was a weird random mention of Declan going to some swingers party; not by his choice, but then he said he slept with some random woman there; it was all just gross and unnecessary to the story.

All the demon stuff is awesome and I like the angel stuff. All of these angels are very far from angelic. Some fun action and humor too. Looking forward to reading the next book(s)!

  • Razr

  • A Demonica Underworld Novella - 1001 Dark Nights
  • By: Larissa Ione
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

Meet mortal enemies Razr and Jedda...and the priceless diamond that threatens to destroy them both even as it bonds them together with sizzling passion. Welcome back to the Demonica Underworld, where enemies find love...if they're strong enough to survive.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun, unique ideas

  • By Shayay19 on 03-11-19

Fun, unique ideas

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

Reviewed: 03-11-19

Narration was good; not quite right for the characters, but a solid performance.

Loved the unique idea of the gem elf! How they meet was interesting too. Love the idea of Razr and Jedda at odds over this missing jewel; it’s a sort of enemies to lovers type thing, it’s a good backstory. They have a sweet connection. Razr is mostly a sweetheart and puts himself out there for Jedda. I love that sort of soul mate connection. Lots of passion to be had! Fun action too! The last few in this series were 3 stars for me, but I enjoyed this one more, so I’m going 4 stars. This series is always entertaining and I love the world it takes place in.

  • Z

  • A Demonica Underworld Novella - 1001 Dark Nights
  • By: Larissa Ione
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

Zhubaal, fallen angel assistant to the Grim Reaper, has spent decades searching for the angel he loved and lost nearly a century ago. Not even her death can keep him from trying to find her, not when he knows she's been given a second chance at life in a new body. But as time passes, he's losing hope, and he wonders how much longer he can hold to the oath he swore to her so long ago....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable series

  • By Shayay19 on 03-11-19

Enjoyable series

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

Reviewed: 03-11-19

Interesting read and I really enjoy this series. Listened to it on Audible and the narrator does a fine job, but as with my previous reviews for this series, he doesn’t quite fit the characters for me; for some reason, I think of an English Professor or something when I hear his voice Still a solid performance.

I like the world this series is set in. Love the Hell like worlds this series ventures into, and enjoy a good, sexy demon falling in love. The romance was lacking a bit in this one for me though. The connection wasn’t quite there for me. I don’t like how Vex was willing to get with Z even though he kept on about how all he wanted was Laura. She keeps pushing herself on him, when he’s not treating her right. I suppose there’s a bit of a reason why she’s acting in certain ways sometimes, but still wanted her to be stronger in that aspect. I also didn’t care for how rude she is to Z about him saving himself for his “true love”. It’s nice to have a male character that wants to only share himself with the one meant for him. They do have some sweet moments though. The sex was okay, but not the hot tub scene; it was just eww.

Still a very entertaining story and a fun series to read. Looking forward to more!

  • Mechanic with Benefits

  • By: Mickey Miller
  • Narrated by: Holly Warren, Shannon Gunn
  • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

Liam is the perfect rebound to bring to my sister's wedding. And with my car still on the fritz, it can't hurt to have a sexy mechanic along for the ride, right? I'm not looking for anything serious. Not after my last horrible breakup. Besides, Liam is such a cocky jerk. I can barely stand listening to him. Although I love looking at his handsome face and ripped, gorgeous body. The man works well with his hands, and he's great at running his mouth, too. I can't trust this arrogant mechanic. But maybe I'll let him have another ride.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • terrible

  • By murph on 09-09-18

Lacks heart, too much sex, narration crazy

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

Reviewed: 03-11-19

I really enjoyed the first book in this series and was super excited to see this book was part of the romance audible package! Unfortunately, the audio wasn’t my favorite. The female narrator did a great job, but the male narrator was too over the top. Liam sounds like an old trucker, which wasn’t a great thing when Liam is supposed to be sexy. The sex scenes sounded rather ridiculous.

This story also lacked heart and felt like it was written in a rush. I’ve read a couple of Miller’s books and have always enjoyed them and thought he did a good job of connecting with the female perspective, but I didn’t get that with this book. I tend not to read the books by male authors because they miss some of the emotion I like to read about; there are some I enjoy though, and Miller was among them, but this one didn’t connect with me.
Liam is a bit too gross at times and it was tough to find him attractive. Also, Liam is beyond rude, uses physical force on and uses the “B” word in regards to a stranger in desperate need of help; turns out to be the heroine, Haley, so that right there had him needing to improve quite a lot for my liking.
They have sex way too much in this book as well, and they are complete strangers who have sex with no protection or any talk of it. Liam also ends up withholding important information from Haley, and there’s a scene where Liam is pretty much fingering her under the table around her family. Eww! Actually, most of the sex scenes didn’t quite work for me.

There are some sweet moments though and I liked the pretend date scenario. There’s also a little twist that added an interesting angle to the story. I was disappointed how Liam handled this though. The story is entertaining and I did like Haley. She’s feisty!

I’ll try more of Miller’s books because the previous books were enjoyable. I suppose this one wasn’t too bad either, just needed a little more heart to it, so I’d still recommend it. Just maybe stay away from the audio, or listen with the expectation of laughing at some crazy narration.

  • With These Wings

  • By: Wendy Knight
  • Narrated by: Angel Clark
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Seventeen-year-old Phoenyx was taken by the aliens who were supposed to save humanity. But Phoenyx didn't die. She escaped. Changed, different. Terrifying. Now she protects the people she used to call neighbors and friends, despite the fact that they don't trust her. She looks like the aliens - beautiful, strong, and winged. And that's why those she protects want her dead. She doesn't blame them. All the while, she's searching for Cole, the boy whose arms she was ripped from the night she was taken.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this!

  • By Shayay19 on 03-11-19

Love this!

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

Reviewed: 03-11-19

So, I originally read this awhile ago and totally loved it, so when I saw it on the romance audible package I was super excited to listen to it too! The narrator did a great job and made the character’s personalities come alive. The only thing I wish were a tinge different was that Nyx’s voice had more power to it and not so whispery. Overall, it was a great listening experience and I enjoyed the second just as much as I originally did!

Another amazing book by Wendy Knight! Love her strong heroines! Her boys need to man up more and not move on so quickly, but I still love them! With These Wings is another entertaining, unique, and super awesome book by Wendy Knight! Aliens have invaded Earth, and are killing and capturing humans. Phoenyx was captured by them, and had her DNA integrated with theirs, so now she is half alien, but despite some major differences (Wings!), she still holds out hope that she'll find her boyfriend, Cole, and her best friend, Enika, but the reunion doesn't go quite as she envisioned, when Cole shows up with a new "love". Wendy Knight's take on the aliens was really cool, and I loved the dystopian world she created. Lots of great action, and also lots of great characters! Phoenyx is amazing! She kicks major butt, and has a wonderful heart! Enika is awesome too! She's a wonderful best friend, and I love her with her axe! Totally cool! Cole needed to catch a clue, that boy was adorable, but as I said earlier, needed to man up! Still though, the scenes between Phoenyx and him were really sweet! I'm not sure if there's going to be a 2nd book, but I hope so because I definitely need more resolution between Phoenyx and Cole. Strong females, action, adventure, and sweetness made this an amazing read for me! Once I started I couldn't put it down! Definitely read this!

  • Fated

  • A Nightshade Novel (The Nightshade Saga, Volume 4)
  • By: Brenda Tetreault
  • Narrated by: A. Faye Hughes
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

It was supposed to be a night of mind-blowing sex - a night without strings or traps - and nothing more. But somewhere along the way, both Gideon Romanov and Gianna Ellington found more than just unbridled passion in each other's arms. Now, neither knows how to escape the trap without causing the other more pain. With their fates intertwined and written long before their births, Gideon and Gianna must decide what is most important in their lives and fight for what they want.   

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I might have missed something

  • By karina Larson on 12-18-18

Entertaining!

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

Reviewed: 03-11-19

Interesting scenarios and the story feels full. This deals with the supernatural and despite how many supernatural books I’ve read, this felt unique. Engrossing.

There ended up being the stories of 4 different couples and the bad guy, so they all had some POV’s. I enjoyed all of the stories, but it did feel a bit excessive; it would’ve been nice to focus on building up the story more, rather than the main focus being on relationship drama. The main couple Gideon and Gianna were sweet with each other, but oh boy! Gideon was so frustrating! Gianna is a saint! These two create problems out of nothing, lol! It’s still a cute story with some intense spice. I loved the depth of connection between all of the couples. There’s definitely some steam among them all. There is some closure, but still lots to be decided among some of the couples too, which I’d like to read how they end up, so I’d like to continue the series.

I listened to the audio version and the narrator did a great job. She has multiple characters she has to voice, and she did good at distinguishing them most times. A solid performance. The only thing that didn’t quite work for me was the abrupt POV changes, which may be fine reading, but took a moment to realize that there’s a different POV going on. The POV’s change within the same chapter; sometimes multiple POV changes within one chapter, so it was a bit of a pain changing my mindset to the different characters. Also, all the characters with POV’s don’t really interact, so it’s a completely different scenario going on. Overall, I enjoyed the audio.

  • Hades

  • A Demonica Underworld Novella - 1001 Dark Nights
  • By: Larissa Ione
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144

A fallen angel with a mean streak and a Mohawk, Hades has spent thousands of years serving as Jailor of the Underworld. The souls he guards are as evil as they come, but few dare to cross him. All of that changes when a sexy fallen angel infiltrates his prison and unintentionally starts a riot. It's easy enough to quell an uprising, but for the first time, Hades is torn between delivering justice - or bestowing mercy - on the beautiful female who could be his salvation...or his undoing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Such yummy bad boys.

  • By Teresa on 06-08-16

Entertaining enough

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

Reviewed: 02-19-19

This was entertaining and I love the demon world setting. I listened with the audible romance package and the narrator does a good job. He’s not perfect for the characters, but it’s still a solid performance. The romance was good, but didn’t quite have the depth I would have liked. Cat comes across as a cat in heat, so I would’ve liked to see more emotional development between Hades and her. Cat is the type that always messes things up even if she tries her best. She’s kind of dopey at times; she doesn’t stop to think things through. I did still like her though and I liked Hades. The passion between the two is steamy too. Entertaining, quick read.