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  • Make-Believe Fiancé

  • By: Vivi Holt
  • Narrated by: Amanda Stribling
  • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 17

Gwen Alder is starting over - divorced and broke, she’s come to Billings, Montana, for a new beginning. But waitressing in a roadside diner for the summer isn’t paying the bills. Heath Montgomery has it all - fame, fortune, and a megawatt smile, but one thing he doesn’t have is a date for his cousin’s wedding. When they cross paths, Heath has an idea - what if he paid her to be his date? They didn’t want anything more than a simple arrangement. They never planned to fall in love. But sometimes Cupid has a mind of his own.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • fake it till you make it!

  • By Darcie on 09-07-18

Sweet & Clean Romance

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

Reviewed: 09-15-18

I really enjoyed this story, the two main characters Heath and Gwen could not be more different, they come from different worlds, have different life experiences and totally different expectations. Heath is rich, he comes from a large family and is Acting C.E.O. of the family business. He wants the "Acting" to be dropped from his job title but his father is reluctant because he thinks Heath has some maturing to do first.

Gwen, on the other hand, comes from nothing, she is a teacher but it's the summer break so she is waitressing in a dinner. She is also divorced and has been totally screwed by her ex-husband in the divorce settlement and because of this is about to be evicted from her apartment.

They first meet when Heath comes into the dinner and is immediately taken with Gwen, he tries talking to her but she shuts him down, she's off men, especially men who look like they have been out on the town all night!

The following day Heath comes back to the dinner, Heath needs a date to his cousin's wedding and he offers Gwen a way out of her problem he will pay her to be his date. From there things snowball, there is a pretend engagement, then a pretend breakup but whilst this is happening feelings are becoming involved so will these two totally different people find their real HEA?

I really enjoyed Vivi Holt's writing style, the characters were warm and felt real and the sense of family and belonging she brought to the story was well done.

I thought the narration by Amanda Stribling was well done, I did read reviews where some said they didn't like it but for me, it was good and added to my overall enjoyment of the story.

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

  • Venom Boxed Set (Vampires and Rock Stars)

  • By: Kristen Middleton, K.L. Middleton
  • Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
  • Length: 16 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

 When Melody Williams goes missing at a concert, at Club Nightshade, her 18-year-old cousin, Chelsey Fairfax, sneaks into the club to find answers. Little does she know that some mysteries are better left hidden. Meanwhile, Venom is in town, a hot new band from Europe, and the owner of Club Nightshade wants them there permanently... 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome box set

  • By Kimberly Smith on 12-23-17

Forever Is A Long Time

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

Reviewed: 09-14-18

This Box Set appealed to me mainly because I love Vampire stories, especially when the Vampires in question are tall dark and sexy and the story has something a little different about it. I will admit that I had never read or listened to anything by these authors, I was actually looking up books narrated by Meghan Kelly whom I enjoy listening to. But this find was a GEM!.

Although this is three books listening to them in one go, albeit over a period of time, making it one continuous story as the books flowed into each other beautifully, each one picking up where the previous book ended. The storyline was very good and the characters were very well defined. The main characters are Chelsey and Slade but the background characters, Chelsey's cousin Melody, who I do admit when the story started I did not like - but she grew on me as the story progressed - and the members of Venom a Rock Band made up of Vampires and one sexy and funny Lycan called Liam.

When the story stars Melody has gone missing but Chelsey thinks she knows where she was the previous evening, Club Nightshade, so together with her best friend Susan she goes there the next evening, little knowing that this club is run by Faye Dunbar and her followers who happen to be Vampires. When they see and hear things they shouldn't their lives are in danger and it's Slade who comes to the rescue. But after that night there is no turning back because Chelsey and Melody are now being hunted by Faye and her followers and Chelsey's whole family has been murdered by them. She and Melody are alone in the world, a world full of creatures, and evils they did not know existed. Can she trust Slade?

I'd love to tell you more but that would involve spoilers, and I try to never do that. I love to listen to or read a book and have the story unfold and to know what's going to happen well, for me, at any rate, ruins a good book. So I will have to content myself by saying this story is exciting, it's different, it's sexy. It also has a lot of twists and turns to the story which kept me engaged and immersed in it.

The settings for this story are the U.S., a castle in Ireland, Romania where Slade has his home and London there are many other characters introduced, some good some not so good and one who isn't whom we think she is. The narration, by Meghan Kelly, is very well done, each voice is recognizable and the intonations and individuality she brings to each character made this book a joy to listen to.

I don't know if this story continues but I'm certainly going to try to find out. I can wholeheartedly recommend this three-book collection. I was given them as a gift and am voluntarily writing this review.

  • Dalton

  • Cowboys and Debutantes: Contemporary, Book 2
  • By: Vivi Holt, Cowboys and Debutantes (Contemporary)
  • Narrated by: Dawson McBride
  • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 17

Everything in Hazel's perfect life is going according to plan. Every moment is accounted for. But she's in for a surprise. When her best friend and roommate takes ill, Jenny begs Hazel to fill in for her on a trip to South Georgia. But life on a horse ranch in her Jimmy Choos isn't exactly what Hazel had in mind for her summer break.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Read

  • By Ashley Hedden on 09-13-18

Hazel and Dalton

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

Reviewed: 08-23-18

I so enjoyed listening to this sweet love story. I loved the way Vivi Holt painted pictures in my mind with her words, I could see the pasture and feel the heat. I had no expectations at the start of this book, not having listened to or even read much of Vivi Holt's work, I only discovered her books very recently. But from the very beginning with the dramatic start to this book to the very end I found myself resenting when I had to stop listening.

The two main characters, Hazel and Dalton, are total opposites at the start of the book, she being a total City Girl and he a Country Boy when they meet they both make assumptions, which prove to be wrong, about each other. Hazel is at Dalton's Cottontree Horse Ranch under false pretenses. He thinks she's a vet who is there to keep an eye on a valuable mare but the vet in question is Hazel's best friend who has just had surgery.

As they spend time together they begin to see beyond the surface and when nature throws them a curve ball they are brought closer together and deeper feelings develop. But can a relationship which started out as a lie grow into something more? Can Hazel give up everything she has worked for, would she even consider it, to be with Dalton?

In the book, we also get to meet Dalton's two brothers when they come to help out at the ranch. Each of them, I feel, has a story to tell and maybe Vivi will write one for them. We also find out what drives both Hazel and Dalton. I really wanted this relationship to work and was so happy with the way everything worked out.

The book is narrated by Dawson McBride and I admit at the very start I thought his voice a little gruff but as the story progressed I enjoyed the way he narrated and the depth of feeling he put into the characters.

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




  • The Sheikh's Pregnant Employee

  • Almasi Sheikhs, Book 3
  • By: Leslie North
  • Narrated by: Craig Van Ness
  • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 25

All it takes is one night of passion to change your life forever. Layla’s trip to the Middle East started off with a bang. Amid the sultry heat and exotic luxury of Dubai, she shared a single night of passion in the arms of a sexy stranger. Layla can’t say she regrets it, until she walks into her new HR job and comes face to face with her one-night stand. She never thought she’d see the sinfully handsome Sheikh again, but his icy reception makes it clear he wants nothing to do with her. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it will listen to again

  • By wendy ballard on 04-21-18

Zahir and Layla

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

Reviewed: 08-22-18

I love the way that Leslie North writes about a world far removed from my own, rich sheiks and exotic places. This story is the third in a series but it is a total stand alone even though the brothers who were featured in the earlier two books do have places in this story. I have not read or listened to the earlier books but that in no way spoilt my enjoyment of this one, I had however read this book some time ago.

Layla is in the Middle East to attend her friend's wedding before going on a world tour, her first night there she meets, Mr. Tall Dark and Sexy and has the best night ever with him back in her hotel. He slips out the next morning as that is what was agreed but they both want to see more of each other.

Her friend talks her into taking a job, on a short-term basis, with the company which belongs to her future husband - but when Layla goes for the interview it turns out Mr. Tall Dark and Sexy is Zahir the eldest brother and soon to be brother in law to her friend.

After trying to ignore the attraction/chemistry between them Zahir and Layla begin seeing each other in secret, each is falling in love but neither of them wants to admit it. Then Layla discovers she's pregnant and Zahir's father tells him that a marriage has been arranged for him - what will these two do? Will, they follow their hearts or will Zahir do his duty?

The chemistry between them is palpable and the storyline is well written. The narration is excellent. All in all an enjoyable way to pass a few hours.

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

  • Against the Magic

  • Twickenham Time Travel Romance
  • By: Donna K. Weaver
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Corbin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Reese Hamilton has big plans to help make the world a better place and a new job lined up to help her do it. Before starting work, she heads to England for a Regency immersive experience. She doesn't expect her best friend to invite her heart-destroying brother to join them, and two years haven't been long enough for Reese to forget him. Then fae magic rips them back to 1850. It's a time when women have few rights. It's also a time when a determined woman could make a difference, with the right man at her side. Reese finds she must make a choice between two men and two times.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A magical hop through time! Very good!

  • By Donna Wiebe on 08-05-18

Sweet & Clean Romance

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

Reviewed: 08-22-18

Five modern day Americans find themselves suddenly transported back in time to the England of 1850.

I enjoyed listening to this story, I kept trying to put myself in a situation where you could never totally relax because if you said the wrong thing you would be considered mad. This is the situation Reese struggled with because she is a forthright strong modern woman so when she and some of her friends suddenly find themselves transported back in time to 1850 where her normal lifestyle of working and being equal to any man is unheard of.

Jem is the brother of Reese's best friend, Reece and he are drawn to each other but when they suddenly find themselves in this strange situation it is made more difficult. Reece has always wanted Jem but she has trust issues and just before the jump through time Jem was about to tell Reese that he loved her. Reece is now being courted by an Earl - who will she choose.

This was a sweet clean love story, which I found to be totally entertaining. I have never read or listened to any other books by this author, a fault I intend to rectify. I like the way she didn't pull any punches about the terrible conditions some people lived in. I also like the way the door was left open at the end for possible further contact between Reese, Jem and the friends made in England.

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


  • Cyborg Heat

  • Burning Metal, Book 1
  • By: Lisa Lace
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 201
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 187
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 187

Amanda is a scientist for the military's cyborg program. Programming and repairing once-human soldiers is a lot easier than trying to date, so she buries herself in her work. She'll never admit that the cyborgs often seem like more than machines to her - especially the handsome AD-214.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not what i expected.

  • By Troublemer on 09-26-16

Touchingly Different

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

Reviewed: 08-19-18

Although this is the first book in this Burning Metal Series it is the second one I have listened to having started my listening experience with the second book Cyborg Fury, which I really enjoyed. When I started this book I had my fingers crossed that it would be as good. I need not have worried, it hooked me from the beginning and kept me listening.

Amanda Conrad is a nerd, for want of a better word. She lives to work and her work is with the military cyborg programme. She has no interest in socializing with anyone. She does have a crush on the head of the cyborg programme a brilliant but not very nice man, Dr. Feldman, but he does not return her feelings. One of Amanda's first cyborgs is AD214 and one day whilst working on an update to his programming she notices that there has been a glitch in his behavior. The result of this glitch forms the basis for this book. AD214 is learning to be aware of his surroundings and having flashbacks to his former life.

I really enjoyed how the feelings of both Amanda and her Cyborg grew, how the once AD24 struggled to become more man than the machine Cyborg Sector had turned him into, watching how he became more self aware and dared to hope for a future with Amanda. I liked how Lisa Lace gave us an insight into just how hard and confusing it was for the cyborg to realize what he had become as he slowly regained more of his humanity. Of course, you can't have a Lisa Lace book without the love story and the hot sex and chemistry which goes with it and this book is no exception.

I personally don't do "spoilers" so I can't say any more, what I will say is buy the audiobook and listen to it, If you like sci-fi with good versus bad and strong characters you will love this story.

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

  • Of Bards and Witches

  • A Fallen Immortals Story, Paranormal Fairytale Romance
  • By: Alisa Woods
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Arthur
  • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Leonidas is a dragon shifter, a century into his allotted five, and he's entranced by Master Shakespeare's theatre and the comely and lusty women of London's bankside. But when he finds a witch in the practice of her art in clear view of the stage, he must act, for dragons are the keepers of the peace between the mortal and immortal realms. But never has duty been so sweetly sexy and delicious to the touch as a witch whose very skin sparks pleasure....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting

  • By LeMiliere on 08-18-18

Interesting

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

Reviewed: 08-18-18

Having listened to the whole of the Fallen Immortals story and gotten to know the three brothers so well it was interesting experiencing first hand what made Leonidas' personality the way it was. In this book what he did to deserve (or not) the curse put on him when he did not return the love of the young witch was revealed. Leonidas was so young, in dragon years that is, and not looking for a mate. He helped Maridie find a coven, he enabled her to use her magic and if she had accepted that he did not love her she could probably have lived a better life because of him. But she could not accept that although she loved him, he did not love her and the curse was made on her deathbed which totally changed the way Leonidas lived his life.

I think I would have liked to have listened to this as a sort of prologue before book four in the Fallen Immortals series but then I loved the whole series so I didn't miss it.

I know this was set in England and was before the Keep was moved to the US but I think I was so used to hearing Roger Wayne as Leonidas that it took some adjustment listening to Jeremy Arthur - that is not to take anything away from the narration, it was well done but it was different.

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

  • Breaking the Cowboy's Rules

  • Wildhorse Rance Brothers, Book 1
  • By: Leslie North
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Roberts
  • Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Ranch owner Trevor Wild loves nothing more than spending his day in the saddle riding in the Texas sun. He's passionate about being the latest generation of Wild man to breed quarter horses on Wildhorse Ranch. But in the aftermath of inheriting a bad business deal the Ranch is in serious financial trouble, and this serious cowboy needs to look outside the box to save his family's pride and joy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Short, sweet, steamy fun listen

  • By Cyn on 12-17-17

Some Rules Need to be Broken

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

Although this is the first book in the Wildhorse Ranch Brothers series it is the third one I have had the pleasure of listening to, I started with book two then listened to book three and now I have just listened to book one. I think that lets you know that I have enjoyed this series.

Because of the order of listening, I feel that I knew Trevor before this story because he and Sabrina have been a constant in the series. That said it was nice to see how Sabrina was the making of this lovely man. The story is really well written and you can almost picture Wild Horse Rance, and in some of the scenes, I was taken back to the days when I was lucky enough to have horses to look after. I loved the way the story flowed and the romance developed between these two total opposites who were just perfect for each other.

The chemistry and the interactions between them were so well done by Leslie North and her descriptions made me feel like I could close my eyes and see what Sabrina was seeing. Feel what each of them was feeling. I also can't praise highly enough the narration by Rebecca Roberts she did a wonderful job.

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

  • Breaking His Code

  • Away from Keyboard, Book 1
  • By: Patricia D. Eddy
  • Narrated by: Kale Williams, Lisa Zimmerman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12

I can't escape my past. West wants to be my future. When West, a former SEAL and my online gaming buddy, begged me to meet him IRL (in real life), one word, one touch, one look sent me fleeing like a coward. Back to my keyboard, online gaming, and the deadline that could make or break my whole programming career. Back where I'm safe. Problem is, West followed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting Romance

  • By kelly lauffenburger on 05-14-18

Cam and West

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

Reviewed: 08-09-18

Well first I have to say that I am not very computer savvy, I can use my laptop and my iPad/Phone etc., but if it comes to anything difficult I have to ask my grandson for help so for me to say that I enjoyed this book means it must be written for a mixed audience - technically minded, gamers and the likes of myself.

The story is well written and flows along at a very good pace and the characters, all the characters, are interesting and have great depth. Almost all of the main characters are ex-military and they all have hang-ups related to their service, in fact, Cam who worked in Bomb Disposal nearly lost her leg and lives with constant pain. But her physical disability is nowhere near as severe as her mental one - she can not allow herself to need anyone. This goes back to when she was a teen and is so ingrained that she may lose West, the only guy she has allowed herself to get close to in, well in forever really.

Cam writes code for a company, Emerald City, owned and run by her ex C.O. She is brilliant at it, let's face it the virtual world of code, gaming and computers have made up most of her life since leaving the army. But her code, for some inexplicable reason, keeps corrupting and she's on a deadline and something isn't right with her boss which is adding more stress to her life.

West is an ex-Seal who meets Cam online and they play games together for quite some time before she agrees to meet in IRL (in real life) he is gorgeous and sexy and he doesn't seem to see her disability but will Cam allow herself to trust! West is also having problems in civvy street, he runs a gym but it's not doing as well as he needs it to do. When he is made an offer which would pay enough for him to keep it going will he accept it, even if it does mean going back into action?

As their relationship deepens you get to know everything about these two and also about the other main characters, and you find out what is happening within cyberspace with Can's code on which hangs the future of Emerald City.

I can't really say more without spoilers except that the narration of the book was fantastic and after listening to book one I want to listen to book two. I was given this audiobook as a gift and am voluntarily writing my review.

  • Deception

  • Vampires in America, Book 9
  • By: D. B. Reynolds
  • Narrated by: Nick J. Russo
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

Kauai, Hawaii - tropical paradise, vibrant jungle, turquoise sea...and sensuous nights that hide vampires so powerful they can change the world. Raphael - powerful, extraordinary, arrogant. He’s been eliminating rivals and gathering allies, determined not just to survive, but to demolish the Europeans who think they can steal what he’s worked for centuries to create. In a final bid to avert a war that seems inevitable, Raphael agrees to meet an enemy he knows of old. She is formidable, wily, and not to be trusted. But in his arrogance, Raphael believes he can foil whatever treachery she has brewing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great series!<br />

  • By avid reader on 04-27-18

War! Old Vs New

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

This is my second book in this Vampires of America Series having only recently discovered this really talented author and this wonderful world created by her when I listened to Vincent a book which totally blew me away - well this book I have to tell you was every bit as good but totally different.

In this story, we deal mainly with a coming war between the "Old Vampire Lords" of Europe who feel it is their due to take what Raphael a much younger but no less powerful vampire has built in America. He is the senior member of a powerful alliance and together with his human mate Cynthia Leighton, the pair are formidable. The old lords band together and attempt their coup these are really old and powerful vamps who have no intention of playing by the rules, rather they intend to bend them to achieve this takeover.

The old guard has not done their research well, they do not realize the power Raphael has, nor do they realize just what lengths Cyn will go to save him should the need arise. So whilst Raphael is planning for his meeting with the European Vampires Cyn is planning her own coup/rescue just in case and she will go to any lengths to protect her love. When the terms of the meeting are violated and Raphael is down it is up to Cyn to work her magic aided by her team consisting of two vampires and one human. Along the way, they enlist the help of a few others including Nick and old lover of Cyn's and a local police detective who forms a bond with one of her team.

When it comes down to the wire Raphael's orders and Cyns plan are put in place and I admit I was on the edge of my seat whilst the action was unfolding. This was an exciting, totally enthralling and engrossing book. I did not want to stop listening to it and I resented any time I had to stop listening.

I would love to tell you more but that would involve too many spoilers and I won't do that so all I can add is that the narration of this wonderful book by Nick J. Russo was just perfect, it could not have been improved upon and the end of the book left the door open for so much more excitement to come. I am so looking forward to the next book in this series.

I was given a copy of this audiobook as a gift and am voluntarily writing this review which contains only my personal opinions.