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  • Fallen Ink

  • Montgomery Ink: Colorado Springs, Book 1
  • By: Carrie Ann Ryan
  • Narrated by: Joe Arden
  • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 58

Adrienne Montgomery is finally living her dreams. She's opened a tattoo shop with her brother, Shep, and two of her cousins from Denver and she's ready to take the city by storm with her art - as long as she can handle the pressure. When her new neighbors decide her shop isn't a great fit for the community, however, she'll have to lean on the one person she didn't expect to fall for along the way...her best friend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Steamy Friends to Lovers Story

  • By LeMiliere on 02-21-19

A Steamy Friends to Lovers Story

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

Reviewed: 02-21-19

I have to start off my review by saying I love the Montgomery Family I have never read or listened to a book about any one of them I didn't love and this first book in the Colorado Springs series is no exception.

Adrienne and Mace have been friends for years but they have never taken the next step although if they are honest they have both wanted to. But what if it didn't work was it worth risking their friendship?

The chemistry between Adrienne and Mace is palpable and so hot. Theirs is the kind of close friendship where they were bound to fall for each other, and Mace has fallen hard, he's head over heels for his longtime best friend Adrienne. I really liked him he ’s both strong and sensitive he can be dominating but he's always respectful, he's also very passionate. I really liked Adrienne she has such a strong spirit and is determined to fight for what she wants.

Someone is trying to ruin their new tattoo shop, the tension builds throughout the story and it's against this backdrop that these two finally give in to their desire for each other.

This is a really great Friends to Lovers story where the characters have such depth, as you would expect from Carrie Ann, and once I started listening to it I could not stop, I just had to find out what would happen next and what the outcome would be.

I loved this couple they were so very good together they have such a crazy fun relationship both in and out of the bedroom. I also loved how they tried to keep their relationship a secret, no way was that going to work! Another hit for Carrie Ann Ryan.

The narration by Joe Arden is excellent and he managed to convey all the drama and feelings beautifully.


  • Parker

  • Cowboys and Debutantes: Contemporary Series, Book 5
  • By: Vivi Holt
  • Narrated by: Dawson McBride
  • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 19

When bumbling veterinarian Jennifer Barsby’s friend Hazel falls ill, she doesn’t hesitate to take action. After quitting her job in Atlanta, she packs up her life and moves to the Cotton Tree ranch in South Georgia to take care of her sick former roommate. But when circumstances change, she wonders what she should do with the rest of her life. Handsome and brooding cowboy, Parker Williams, is just another pal - at least that’s how Jen sees him. A former Army Ranger, he’s found renewed purpose as part-owner of the ranch. But he's given up on moving on or finding love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dreams do come true

  • By Linda R on 12-15-18

Parker and Jen a Sweet Romance

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

Reviewed: 02-20-19

Paker, together with is two older brothers owns and runs the Cotton Tree Ranch, he's the last brother to remain unattached his brothers have both recently married or met the woman of their dreams.

Parker has retired from the Rangers and still suffers moments of stress and brooding, he isn't looking for a relationship but he is friends with Jen, his sister in law's best friend and former roommate, who he met when Dalton and Hazel married.

Jen returns to the Cotton Tree when she learns that her best friend Hazel has cancer, she is determined to be there for her and do whatever she can to make things easier. She is reunited with Parker and they become good friends. She seems to be the only person Parker really talks to.

As time passes their friendship deepens and Paker's feeling towards Jen begin to change but he's never been very good with women and wonders if it's only him feeling this way.

Everything comes to a head when a really bad storm hits and damages the ranch house, at the same time Hazel is in hospital having surgery to try and remove her cancer. Then as if that's not bad enough the insurance company finds a way to get out of paying their claim. Can things get any worse?

I enjoyed this sweet love story, I loved both the two main characters and it was nice to catch up with Eamon and Dalton and visit the Cotton Tree again. The writing style is excellent and the narration is perfect.

I would love to tell you more but that would involve spoilers so I will just say that this is a great addition to this series and is one you will not want to miss.

I was given this audiobook as a gift and am voluntarily writing my review.





  • Hating My New Boss

  • Hate Love, Book 1
  • By: B. B. Hamel
  • Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
  • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

Justin Hayes was my best friend up until the day he broke my heart and disappeared. When I find out he’s my new boss, I’m about to leave with my middle fingers held high. Instead, I stop dead in my tracks as soon as he steps into my office. Justin’s all grown up, and he’s even more gorgeous than I remembered. He was always handsome but now he’s the kind of man I really want to… get to know. But it doesn’t matter. I despise him. He says he wants to work together very, very closely, but I can’t let him anywhere near me.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Steamy!

  • By Kiss on 02-10-19

Love and Hate, Such Close Relations

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

Reviewed: 02-06-19

I really enjoyed the emotional turmoil B B Hammel gives us in this story, I love a great Enemies to Lovers Story, but our 'enemies' were once really good friends until he turned away from her and their friendship, it's a thing they have both regretted, him because well he still wanted to be a friend - if not more! Her because his betrayal broke something inside her.

I read this book when it was first released but I was excited when it was made into an audiobook, I find when I listen to a book I have already read it's like watching a great film again, I pick up little bits I missed when reading and that's what definitely happened here.

Justin and Remi have to work together to secure a lucrative contract for Spine, a virtual reality company, owned by Blair a very eccentric billionaire who has her own estate in the middle of a dormant volcano on Hawaii. When the first draft, prepared solely by Remi, is turned down Blair insists that they both go to her compound to ensure that they do in fact work together! As I've said I read this previously but the narration by Meghan Kelly brought a whole new level to this story, her portrayal of the eccentric Blair was fantastic! I especially loved a chapter which takes place in a swimming pool like no other - if you listen to this book I'm sure you will be blown away too.

I liked Justin he wasn't a player and I really enjoyed the love/hate relationship between him and Remi, I could empathize with Remi but I thought she held onto her hate (if that's what it was) a little too long. When these two finally forgive each other and themselves the relationship is one which was hot, sexy and exciting. Justin is definitely a total alpha who likes control and fortunately for him, in the bedroom at least, Remi loves to be controlled.

I really liked that the story is told by both Remi and Justin in turns it was more personal that way and Meghan Kelly portrayed them both beautifully adding very much to my personal enjoyment of this book.

I was given this audiobook as a gift and am voluntarily writing my review.

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  • Wild Love

  • Wilding Pack Wolves, Book 2
  • By: Alisa Woods
  • Narrated by: J.F. Harding, Moreis Almeida
  • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223

She programs a dating app for shifters. He's an ex-Army shifter with a dark secret. Their worlds are about to collide. Noah Wilding's family is being targeted by an anti-shifter hate group, so he took a medical leave from the Army to return home and help out. At least, that's the story he's told everyone and he hopes his dark secret will stay buried in Afghanistan. Emily Jones is the lead programmer for Wild Love, the new app that hooks up shifters and humans for a night of hot sex and no commitments.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • way better

  • By sindy tascier on 10-11-17

Emily and Noah

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

Reviewed: 02-06-19

The first book by this talented author I listened to was Jaxson, who is the Alpha of the River Pack Wolves and since then I have been hooked by everything she has written but I admit to having a soft spot in my heart for these wolves who have all been through so much. This book is the second book in a spinoff from The River Pack there is someone out there targeting wolves and every member of the Wilding Pack has been outed by The Wolf Hunter. Not content with just outing them and forcing them to hide their existence he is now setting off bombs in the cars of wolves who are hooking up with humans through the Wild Love App. The River brothers offer sanctuary to the Wilding Pack and their security company is tasked with finding The Wolf Hunter.

Emily Jones is the lead programmer for WildLove, and she has a fascination for wolves, she decides she wants to have one date with a wolf and uses her knowledge of the App to match herself up with Noah Wilding. But will he swipe right and hook up with her?

Noah Wilding is a wolf shifter with a secret, his father, General Wilding conducted illegal experiments on wolves, including his own son! Noah on being released from the cages the victims of these experiments were kept in has gotten himself a medical discharge from the army and come home, he's now working for Riverwise Security.

From the first moment, Emily and Noah meet the attraction between them is strong but their first meeting is interrupted by a bomber before anything significant happens between them.

The next day Noah arrives at Wild Love to try tracking down the bomber from the inside, Emily as the head programmer is tasked with working with him. Both are shocked to see each other but Noah is captivated by this clever and intriguing woman. As they continue to work together the chemistry and attraction between them deepens but will anything ever come of this, after all, she's human and Noah is a wolf, but is that all he is?

This is a fast-paced stand-alone story with a fantastic plot which drew me straight into the story. You can enjoy this book even if you have not listened to or read the previous books but I'm sure once you've listened to this one you will want more! This book is full of suspense, drama, a mystery villain or villains and magic, add to that a kidnapping and some fantastic and steamy loving and you have an idea of what to expect. The love which is growing between Emily and Noah is strong but is it strong enough?

The narration of this book was very well done, J F Harding and Moreis Almelda were perfect and really added to my enjoyment of this wonderful story.

I was given this audiobook as a gift and am voluntarily writing my review.

  • Eamon

  • Cowboys and Debutantes, Book 3
  • By: Vivi Holt, Cowboys and Debutantes
  • Narrated by: Dawson McBride
  • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 26

Eamon thinks he has love and life figured out. A successful accountant, full of confidence and charm, he's got it all, including the beautiful girlfriend and the high flying job. But when his brother inherits a ranch in south Georgia, he leaves everything behind to help him run it. Emily Zhu is a driven and ambitious surgeon from Boston. Everything in her life is structured and planned, down to the last detail. When Eamon and Emily's paths collide at a wedding, they fight an immediate attraction. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet romance

  • By Layla on 12-10-18

Emily and Eamon

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

Reviewed: 02-05-19

Eamon Williams made a life-changing decision to quit his job, he was an accountant in a big city practice, but he's going to Georgia to The Cotton Tree Rance to become partners with his brothers, he's going to raise horses and be his own boss.

Emily Zhu is a surgeon who has just finished her residency and is about to commence her dream job at the hospital in Boston where she has completed her training. Emily is visiting Cotton Tree Ranch for her best friend Hazel's marriage to Dalton the eldest Williams brother. She has plans to stay for a few days holiday before heading back to her busy life.

She and Eamon are attracted to each other but she thinks that his smile is for everyone, she thinks him a flirt and doesn't take him seriously. But when it comes to her Eamon could really become a one-woman man.

Emily's job falls through, it's been given to the son of some member of the board and she's turned down every other prestigious position she had been offered. How will she tell her parents who think that being the best and working for the best hospital is a must, anything less will bring shame to them!

She decides to stay at the ranch for a few days and think about what she is going to do with her life, but the slower pace, the quiet town, the open spaces and Eamon work their magic on her and she finds herself applying for a General Practitioner position in the local town where she plans to work for a year while also doing general surgery in the hospital there which she believes will help her obtain a more prestigious position next year.

During her stay at the ranch, she and Eamon become close but she runs scared and tells him they are too different. She returned to Boston to tell her parents her plans - needless to say, that did not go well! Emily is determined to honor her contract in Georgia and live the life she has chosen for herself. But what will happen when she returns, how will Eamon fit into her plans?

I really enjoyed this story, it flows really well, the descriptive writing style of Vivi Holt brings the ranch and the people to life and when I closed my eyes I could see the pastures and feel the heat of the Georgia Summer.

The narration by Dawson McBride is excellent, his voice is versatile and smooth to listen to. I loved everything about this book, I have already listened to Dawson's story now I really want to listen to Parker's.

I was given this audiobook as a gift and am voluntarily writing this review.

  • Stroke the Flame

  • Her Elemental Dragons, Book 1
  • By: Elizabeth Briggs
  • Narrated by: Lia Langola, Stephen Dexter
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

I've spent my entire life running from my past and staying out of trouble. That's how I've kept alive ever since my parents were killed by the Black Dragon, who's ruled the world under her oppressive talons for as long as anyone can remember. But it's hard to keep a low profile when four handsome strangers turn up in your village claiming you're destined to save the world. According to them, they've been chosen by the gods to become elemental dragons - and I'm their mate. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Stroke the flame

  • By ZOE R on 10-24-18

Fantastic Start

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

Reviewed: 01-30-19

I'm a big fan of dragon-themed stories, I'm also a fan reverse harem stories so Stroke the Flame ticked both boxes! Our leading lady Kira is a great character, she has spent most of her life hiding and trying to avoid the notice of the five dragons who rule her world. On the eve of her 20th birthday, she is struck by lightning and miraculously walks away unscathed!

Not long after this, she starts to have dreams about four very different men, and is sure that something is coming for her, should she move on and hide again or stay put and face her destiny? When three of these men, all unknown to each other arrive at the inn where Kira has been living and tell her that they were each visited by an Elemental God and told to find her and protect her at all costs she is forced to accept that her life will never be the same. She and they must travel to the temple of each god, and once there she must bond with whichever man was visited by that particular God. Each of our four guys has also been given some of the power possessed by the God who chose them. This power will also be passed to Kira once they have bonded, the guys will then have the ability to change into dragons themselves.

During the journey to the first temple, belonging to the Fire God Kira gets to know her four chose mates better. Jason and Auric both fell in love with Kira very quickly and were happy to be bonded to Kira for the rest of their lives, I loved both these guys, Jason the soldier who had a lover in every town and Auric the nobleman who seemed more interested in books than women before meeting Kira. I also found myself loving Reven, an assassin, who is fighting his fate, Slade, is the dark horse among these men, he was a blacksmith who will do his duty but doesn't want to fall in love with Kira.

During their journey, they face many dangers and I really liked that Kira was strong-willed and able to stand up for herself, as she and her future mates learned how to use the magic they had all inherited. I liked that the guys wanted to protect her but she was not afraid to take up a bow herself and fight alongside them. I liked too that she was able to accept her fate and future with four mates.

I really liked the story and the characters, I also liked that the story was told from multiple perspectives, it was great to know what each character was thinking about everything and not just Kira. I so want to see where the future books take Kira and her men. This book covered the bonding of Kira and Jason and the start of the journey to the next Tempel so there is lots more to come.

I had read this book when it was first released and I did enjoy it but not half as much as I enjoyed listening to it performed by Lia Langola and Stephen Dexter they both brought the characters to life beautifully, each character's personality shone through wonderfully.

I was given a copy of this audiobook as a gift and this review is written voluntarily.

  • Kings Crossed Lovers

  • Safe Harbors, Book 4
  • By: Donna K. Weaver
  • Narrated by: Vicki Pierce
  • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

Ethan Walters has no time for distractions like romance. Not if he's going to have the brilliant medical career he's always dreamed of. But when he's given a trip to a theme park resort as a college graduation present, he can't exactly say no. Even if Samantha - the one girl with the power to dismantle his goals - is tagging along.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet and fun!

  • By PATRICIA on 10-18-18

Samantha and Ethan

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

Reviewed: 01-28-19

Kings Crossed Lovers is a love story about two people Ethan and Samantha who are lovers of a particular set of books featuring magical characters. The bulk of the story is set in a theme park for wizards. Anyone reading this story will know which books the theme park is based on as the story is filled with Harry Potter references so if there are any people out there who have never read those books the fantasy will fall a little flat. We meet again some of the great characters she had previously introduced in her Safe Harbor Series. While Kings Crossed Lovers can stand alone as a great story, knowing a little of the backstory of the characters added to my enjoyment of this story.

Samantha and Ethan, who is Samantha's brother's best friend,
have been chatting online via facetime or similar for at least a year and Samantha has convinced herself that she is already in love with Ethan. When they finally meet in real life their attraction for each other grows, but alas so do their personal problems. She is battling her mother (a thoroughly nasty piece of work) and he is battling his feelings of not being as good as his brother.

Love of family is vital and forms a big part of King’s Crossed Lovers it was all about love and acceptance and showed that your natural parents aren't always the best, sometimes step-parents and step-siblings are.

Sweet romance is not my favorite genre but I have enjoyed the books in The Safe Harbours series. The narration of this story by Vicki Pierce is very well done and added to my enjoyment of this book.

I own the eBook and was given a copy of the audiobook as a gift and I am voluntarily writing my review.

  • Make-Believe Wedding

  • Make-Believe Series, Book 2
  • By: Vivi Holt
  • Narrated by: Amanda Stribling
  • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Molly Beluga was abandoned at the altar and has no intention of heading back there anytime soon. When she crosses paths with an arrogant fireman, she knows better than to let her heart get involved. She can’t face the idea of having it broken again. A serious journalist working for her family’s newspaper, her only plan is to focus on her career and to train her dog to behave. Tim Holden left the family newspaper to become a fireman with the Atlanta Fire Department. After a lifetime of watching the newspaper business consume his family, he has no time for journalists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun, sweet romance!

  • By PATRICIA on 10-12-18

Tim and Molly

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

Reviewed: 01-25-19

This story is very well written, you are drawn into the story of how Tim and Molly meet and how they come up with their incredible plan to bring their feuding families together again. I became totally invested in this sweet, clean romance which starts off as an unlikely friendship and grows into so much more.

Tim and Molly both belong to families who own newspapers in the same town, their grandfathers used to be friends and many years ago owned and ran a paper together. But they didn't agree on the way forward and so their partnership ended. Molly works for her families paper but Tim chose a different path, he works for the fire department and has nothing at all to do with his families paper.

They meet when there is a gas leak at the offices of Molly's newspaper and the fire department are called. When Tim arrives on the scene Molly refuses to evacuate because it will make her miss her deadline, Tim has no patience with that sort of behavior so he picks her up, slings her over his shoulder and carries her down eight flights of stairs and out of the building. Needless to say, she is far from impressed!

Molly hasn't dated for two years, not since her fiance left when she pushed for a wedding date. Her friend and room-mate insists that she gives the next nice man she meets a chance. Tim has never been in love, in fact, he's not even dated for a long time. His friend makes a $500 bet with him that he will not be able to maintain a relationship with a woman for a month.

That same night Tim and Molly both happen to be at the local bowling alley, where they meet again and after talking they realize that they have similar beliefs and both want their families to stop the feud so they devise a plan to pretend to be dating. But when opposition to them even dating is strong Molly announces that they have married already!

This is a sweet story, the character definition and storyline were well done. I loved it, I could tell you more but that would involve spoilers so what I will say is it is definitely well worth listening to if you are a fan of this genre.

The narration by Amanda Stribling is excellent and there is never any problem knowing who is speaking she performs it beautifully adding to my overall enjoyment of this book.

I was given a copy of this book as a gift and am voluntarily writing my review.

  • How to Steal a Highlander

  • By: Olivia Norem
  • Narrated by: Greg Patmore
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

Katherine Goldman is a professional with world-class skills, but the expertise of the family firm doesn't lie within the scope of legitimate commerce. Goldman & Associates steals priceless treasures and delivers them to the highest bidder - and business is good. When Katherine lands in Scotland to boost some relics, nothing in the experience of this notorious thief prepared her for a collision with a dark, rakish man wearing plaid who happens to be trapped inside an ancient mirror.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved the story!

  • By Esther Lee on 12-05-18

Good Romp Through Time

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

Reviewed: 01-22-19

Kat is an accomplished professional thief who comes from a family of thieves. Murray, the head of this little gang of international thieves sent her to Scotland to acquire a few items without the normal amount of preparation. She has to steal some ancient coins and in order to do this, she crashes a wedding taking place at the castle where the coins are housed. When she goes to steal them she hears a voice, but there is nobody there, then she finds the source, it's a mirror and when she looks into the mirror she does not see herself, she sees a mans face, and she can hear him speaking to her!

Simeon is a Highland Lord who has been trapped in an enchanted mirror by Isobel, a witch, he’s been imprisoned for 400 years. He has had no contact with anything or anyone other than Isobel, this would make a lesser man go mad. Imagine his surprise when he hears sounds coming from outside the mirror, and when the mirror is uncovered by Kat he can see her and she can see him - what's more, they can hear each other!

Kat completes her task but not without some complications and decides to take the mirror with her. Simeon keeps berating her to release him by saying a certain phrase and when she gets so fed up with his constant noise she says the words and is confronted by a 6'4" man in Highland costume.

There is an instant attraction between these two, they have incredible chemistry but why has Kat been able to see and hear him? How will he adapt to life in the 21st century? The pacing is fast, the characters are well drawn and have great chemistry, the bedroom scenes are incredibly hot but they can't spend the rest of their lives in bed now, can they? The adjustment period as Simeon has to figure out 21st-century plumbing, dress codes, and Kat is very well done, he copes remarkably well. In addition to Kat and Simeon, we meet Kat's brother Ian who strikes up a friendship with Simeon and teaches him to Google! Ian also does some research and steals, well I did say it's a family of thieves, an ancient book telling them how to destroy Isobel and her magic for good. The three decide to go back to 7th century Scotland and destroy the evil witch Isobel. There is so much more I could tell you but that would spoil what I thought was a really good and sometimes amusing romp into the past.

Greg Patmore has a beautifully rich Scottish accent, I really enjoyed how he played Simeon and the other males in the story but his interpretation of Kat who is American didn't work well for me. His female voices as a whole need more femininity. His pacing is good and he did have distinct voices for all the characters.

I was given this audiobook as a gift and am voluntarily writing my review.

Hating My New Boss audiobook cover art
  • Hating My New Boss

  • By: B. B. Hamel
  • Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
  • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

Justin Hayes was my best friend up until the day he broke my heart and disappeared. When I find out he’s my new boss, I’m about to leave with my middle fingers held high. Instead, I stop dead in my tracks as soon as he steps into my office. Justin’s all grown up, and he’s even more gorgeous than I remembered. He was always handsome, but now he’s the kind of man I really want to...get to know.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sexy and Exciting

  • By Virginia on 10-06-18

Love and Hate, Such Close Relations

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

Reviewed: 01-15-19

I really enjoyed the emotional turmoil B B Hammel gives us in this story, I love a great Enemies to Lovers Story, but our 'enemies' were once really good friends until he turned away from her and their friendship, it's a thing they have both regretted, him because well he still wanted to be a friend - if not more! Her because his betrayal broke something inside her.

I read this book when it was first released but I was excited when it was made into an audiobook, I find when I listen to a book I have already read it's like watching a great film again, I pick up little bits I missed when reading and that's what definitely happened here.

Justin and Remi have to work together to secure a lucrative contract for Spine, a virtual reality company, owned by Blair a very eccentric billionaire who has her own estate in the middle of a dormant volcano on Hawaii. When the first draft, prepared solely by Remi, is turned down Blair insists that they both go to her compound to ensure that they do in fact work together! As I've said I read this previously but the narration by Meghan Kelly brought a whole new level to this story, her portrayal of the eccentric Blair was fantastic! I especially loved a chapter which takes place in a swimming pool like no other - if you listen to this book I'm sure you will be blown away too.

I liked Justin he wasn't a player and I really enjoyed the love/hate relationship between him and Remi, I could empathize with Remi but I thought she held onto her hate (if that's what it was) a little too long. When these two finally forgive each other and themselves the relationship is one which was hot, sexy and exciting. Justin is definitely a total alpha who likes control and fortunately for him, in the bedroom at least, Remi loves to be controlled.

I really liked that the story is told by both Remi and Justin in turns it was more personal that way and Meghan Kelly portrayed them both beautifully adding very much to my personal enjoyment of this book.

I was given this audiobook as a gift and am voluntarily writing my review.