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  • The Alpha's Hunger

  • By: Renee Rose
  • Narrated by: Sierra Kline
  • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166

From the moment he first crossed paths with Ashley, the beautiful young human from marketing, Ben has been consumed by her. When her life is threatened by his enemies, he casts aside caution and fights with the rage of a beast defending his mate. Not sure he can trust her yet determined to protect her, Ben kidnaps Ashley, planning to keep her under his watch for as long as necessary.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it!!!!

  • By Sunshine on 05-19-16

Pretty good story, annoying narrator.

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

Reviewed: 11-07-18

The story and characters weren't bad at all. I can imagine I would've given it a full 5 stars if it had been narrated by someone else. Ms. Kline tends to draw sentences out too slowly and puts on a tone like she's vying for a phone sex operator award. She's trying way too hard to sound sex-kitteny. And then there was the way she did the heroine's voice... I'm not sure why she went that direction, but she read the heroine like a nasal Betty Boop. I found it super annoying and it completely stripped my ability to suspend disbelief and get into the author's world. Overall it was a good book, but the narration was not so great for me.

  • Delicious

  • Wicked Lovers, Book 3
  • By: Shayla Black
  • Narrated by: Lexi Maynard
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 812
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 745
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 747

Luc's entire future is planned out - but there is one very sexy obstacle in his path: Alyssa, a strip club owner with whom Luc recently shared one night of wild abandon. It left Luc terrified by his loss of self­-control - and Alyssa desperate for more. But Luc is not the only man desperate to have Alyssa.... And that's just one of her secrets - secrets as dark and mysterious and delicious as her fantasies.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Woah!!!! Finger licking Good!

  • By Candateshia Pafford on 11-22-12

Not as good as the previous two...

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

This girl seemed downright dumb to me. She got mad at him over the most ridiculous things. She would let her bodyguard touch all over her and prance around naked in front of him, then get all indignant when she felt Luc didn't show her enough respect or accused her of sleeping with other people. And pretty much everything she did left me rolling my eyes throughout the story.

(Spoilerish)
Then there was the whole thing at the end with the custody papers... So he offers to sign sole custody over to her to prove that she was the most important thing to him, even more important than the baby (his words). First off, any halfway decent parent always puts their child first. Period. Enough said. Anything less makes him a selfish parent who puts their love life over their kid (*cough...like her mother did...cough cough*). Second, why is him wanting the baby a bad thing? She started the marriage with the hopes of them falling in love later, knowing that he wanted the baby. So she finds out he wanted the baby and doesn't think he loves her and she flips out? How in the hello does that make any sense whatsoever. He wants the baby, he wants her... You'd think it's a win-win, right? Not for this rocket scientist heroine. :-/ She has to be hit over the head with concrete to accept him.

I was hoping for a better story for Luc because he was such a good guy in the last one. I felt for the tragedy this heroine overcame, but her relationship with him fell flat for me. She was just too stupid (which is weird since she was supposed to be so well educated). And it had absolutely nothing to do with her career choices. She just had HORRIBLE judgement. Hopefully the next one is better. If not, I'll be moving on to another author.

As for the narrator, she's just okay for me. She does a decent job but sometimes sounds super whiney. I've heard worse, but I've also heard a lot better. She doesn't make or break it either way.

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  • The Girlfriend

  • Boss Series #2
  • By: Abigail Barnette
  • Narrated by: C. J. Bloom
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 559
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 526
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 524

Unemployed, blacklisted, and pregnant, Sophie Scaife's life is totally upside down. Her relationship with publishing magnate Neil Elwood is on the rocks. Her best friend's career is igniting. And Sophie is afraid that she'll make one of the toughest decisions of her life alone.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • DON'T BOTHER<br />

  • By Jessica on 12-17-15

Be warned, detailed abortion...

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

Reviewed: 08-03-18

I'm not opposed to some drama weaved into my romance. Where would a good book be without a little angst, after all? However, this one went above and beyond. I'm pretty sure this book has been grossly miscategorized altogether. Despite the steamy sex scenes, this is not what a rational individual would call an erotic romance.

Several things put me off about this book. I think the author could have done much better by avoiding the abortion storyline completely. It was graphic and unnecessary and felt like a personal statement the author wanted to put in for her own reasons.

The heroine decided to have a QUICKY abortion (even though she could tell her partner was very conflicted about it, she didn't care enough to have any real conversation about it or truly consider his feelings at all) because she didn't want a baby. She referred to children as gross, dirty, grubby, etc. There was even a passage where she told her partner that she used to protest against abortion and his reply was "...and I used to vote with the Conservative party. We all do stupid things when we are young." As if that line itself weren't offensive enough to half of the US population, the doctor who performed the abortion referred to the baby as "the product of conception." I found that disgusting. It's a BABY. A human life. Not a "thing" to be discarded so as not to upset one's carefree lifestyle. The callous way this situation was handled destroyed any liking I had come to feel for the characters in the first book. It turned the "heroine" into a selfish, vapid, immature brat for me. Abortion should not be thought of as a post-coitus form of birth control, and that's pretty much what happened here. It was unsettling and unnecessary to the story. Speaking as someone who had to make a horrible decision to have my second pregnancy terminated due to medical complications, this whole scenario turned my stomach.

Needless to say, I will not be continuing on with this series. Since I feel like I've just read more of a hard left political statement (a ringing endorsement for Planned Parenthood, if you will) than an erotic romance, it's a grievous waste of my time as a reader in search of escapist entertainment. Save your politics for MSNBC. My money will be better spent supporting other authors. To each his own, but this mess was not to my taste AT ALL.

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  • Night's Honor

  • Elder Races, Book 7
  • By: Thea Harrison
  • Narrated by: Sophie Eastlake
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,320
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,230
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,236

On the run from her former employer, Tess knows that she's vulnerable on her own amongst the Elder Races. That's why she decides to audition to become the human attendant of a powerful Vampyre of the Nightkind demesne. But while her position affords her the safety she seeks, her protector turns out to be more than she bargained for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great book in an awesome series.

  • By Amie S on 09-05-14

By far the most romantic of the series...

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

Reviewed: 07-13-18

It was so refreshing to have characters who weren't constantly bickering or slamming one another up against walls. That kind of friction can be good fun too, but it was so nice to get a break from that type of story. This one and Oracle's Moon are my favorites for that very reason. They are both lighter on the over the top, screaming conflicts between the hero and heroine. The heroines in both this one and Oracle's Moon were still feisty, just not the raging lunatics I've read in some stories. (I barely made it through Kinked. I almost quit when she brought up a strap-on. Seriously...too much.) I loved Xavier's character. He put me in the mind of Antonio Banderas, which could never be a bad thing to me.

Anyway... By far the best one in my opinion. My only complaint is that it felt too short. I don't know if that's just because I was enjoying it so much or if it actually was a little shorter. And I was disappointed that the epilogue was dedicated to a character from the next book instead of a peek into their future. I think that's the first in this series to jump to another character in the final chapter. From the sound of things the next one is going to be more face scratching and slamming up against walls. Can't complain too much though since I'm still listening. ;)

Great narrator. Great book. Keep them coming!

  • Loving Angel

  • Divisa, Book 4
  • By: J. L. Weil
  • Narrated by: Alexander F. Lewis
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103

Loving Angel isn't easy. Actually, it's downright exhausting, but somehow she weaseled her way into my life. She has become my everything - my reason for existing - my reason for breathing. I love the ever-loving crap out of Angel Eyes. There is nothing I wouldn't endure for her - even college. College. Ugh.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Could not listen

  • By Applepeachluv on 03-31-17

DON'T WASTE YOUR CREDIT

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

Reviewed: 07-08-18

There is so much wrong with this I don't know where to start. I guess I'll start with it ending on a cliffhanger with no true resolution in sight. This book was released in March 2015. Um...where is the ending?! The author is still releasing other books so apparently she completely lost interest in this series, and decided to hell with the reader while she's at it. WTH?!

If you've listened to or read the first three books in this series STOP THERE. The first three are pretty decent. But the characters have all become increasingly obnoxious to each other (and I don't just mean Angel's dance with her darker side). All the sniping just got way too immature and got on my nerves in this one. The level of snark had me rolling my eyes. It was way over the top, to the point of ridiculous. No one really talks to each other and their whole family like that 24/7 with no reprieve. And I'm referring to every single character, not just Chase. Lexi and Angel are totally different than when the series started. I can tell the author has a Supernatural fixation, which is cool, but even Sam and Dean have moments of kind words for others. The heart is what makes it work, not the snark.

A lot of people complained about the narrator sounding too scary or whatever. That didn't bother me as much as his intolerable female voices, which came off as either insipid or whiney. Definitely not a fan of the performance, but I was more turned off by other things.

There was a lot that just came off as ridiculous to me. For instance, we are supposed to believe that they only had sex once (until halfway thru this book), despite them being totally obsessed with one another physically, spending an entire summer together, then moving in together and sleeping in the same bed most nights. Give me a break. Have you ever met an 18 year old? lol COME ON...

I was actually interested and looking forward to Chase's point of view, but after powering through it (the struggle was real!) and the finding out there was NO ENDING, I highly recommend skipping it. Pretend book 3 was the end. You'll thank me for it later.

  • Sterling

  • Mageri, Book 1
  • By: Dannika Dark
  • Narrated by: Nicole Poole
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,133
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,895
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,891

Zoë Merrick lived an ordinary life until late one night, she was brutally attacked and left for dead. She survived, saved by a stranger who witnessed her undergo a physical transformation. That's not the only thing that's different. Zoë is unable to control an unexplainable energy coursing through her body. Justus De Gradi is a man who can teach her that control. He's handsome, arrogant, and not entirely human. He reveals that she is a Mage - an immortal made of light, not magic. She must now make a choice: Rebuild her life in the human world with the man who saved her, or live with Justus and learn how to use her extraordinary gifts. Justus has sworn an oath to protect her life, but can he guard her from the one man who has a right to claim it?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, I'll go on to book 2

  • By Amanda K on 08-23-14

Interesting story BUT...(*very mild spoilers*)

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

Reviewed: 05-31-18

The narrator did a good job, although I did find the screechy whisper shouting to be quite annoying. Would have preferred the narrator just shout. Overall, the narration was still good though.

This was a good story, but I did have problems with it. It is painfully obvious to anybody who reads series like this that it was originally written with the intention of the overall character arcs bringing Justus and Silver together romantically. It's all laid out with painstaking clarity, right down to her calling him "home" and "her sun". I was completely enjoying myself and totally invested in the relationship that was slowly building between Justus and Silver. Since I have never had an author do this to me before, I was completely blindsided by the fact that the author does a complete 180 and introduces an entirely new character as a love interest for Silver for all the remaining books (Logan). I haven't been this disappointed in a series since True Blood ended (and that's saying something because I was livid over that one). The author obviously changed her mind about where she wanted to go with the series after completing the first book. But as a reader, you tend to get invested in characters and care about them. A good writer has you falling in love with the hero right along with the heroine. So I don't think it's a stretch to say it's a type of betrayal to have such a flip flop when it comes to the main hero.

It's laid out to you in the story that Justus doesn't trust women because his abilities cause them all to be attracted to him and he can't tell what's real and what's not. Silver is immune to those particular gifts, which makes her basically the only woman he could ever fully trust and love. But we're supposed to forget that, and everything else they go through together, including how strongly she feels for him by the end, and move on to a brand new guy who is not even a Mage. Because of this, Justus is emphatically cheated out of his happy ending...and so is the reader.

Another point in the story that made it obvious she was supposed to be with Justus originally was the conversation about bonding between Mages. This obviously isn't going to happen and became a moot point with the introduction of another hero who is a different species.

Then there is the fact that the author has her jumping around from man to man and lusting after all of them. She shares her powers for the first time in a sexual way with Simon and they have a heated make-out session, a little bit later on she is one zipper away from having sex with Adam. By the end, poor Silver is starting to look like the town bicycle. Or at least that's how if felt to me. Too many men in her life sexually. This isn't a love triangle, it's an octagon!

An author should know where the series is going before they put the first book out there. You can't start a series that falls under the romance category with one hero (main protagonist) then change your mind and introduce a brand new one while back-burnering the old one as if he were something stuck to the bottom of your shoe. Bad form, ma'am.

I am riding the fence on whether or not to bother trying the 2nd book in the series because I'll just be angry on Justus' behalf the entire time. Strongly considering just letting it marinate in my mind with him as her HEA hero, and imagining it ending the way it was originally set up.

Such a shame! It was wonderfully original as far as setting and different paranormal species. But, as evidenced by my ranting review, my disappointment is real.

  • Hell Hath No Fury

  • Hell on Heels Series
  • By: Tamela Miles
  • Narrated by: Joe Formichella
  • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Elle and Patrick have settled into a life of peaceful domesticity with their infant daughter after years of battling in the holy wars. However, Hell's agents haven't forgotten about them. When Pyro unleashes his torment in the worst way, Elle and Patrick must find a way to save their child and hold onto each other in the face of incredible evil. Will Hell have the last word in a battle that forces Elle to return to the darkness inside herself?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • a good finale

  • By Cat on 05-23-18

Good story but narrators matter.

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

Reviewed: 05-09-18

I am giving this one 4 stars based solely on the author's work. It was well written and a fitting wrap up to Patrick and Elle's love story. It also brought good closure to the ongoing menace of Pyro and Cascadia. I enjoyed the story itself just as much as the previous two.

With all that said, I seriously have to ask who is in charge of assigning narrators to these books? The previous narrator from book 2 was great for the series. This guy, while his voice was very soothing, sounded like he would be more appropriate narrating classical fiction like Tom Sawyer or White Fang, or possibly even suspense thrillers. Who in their right mind decided to assign a romantic novela to this gentleman? I'm trying hard to be nice because he's probably a super nice fella. But his narration was completely incompatible with this genre of writing. It took me completely out of the story and made me laugh out loud more than once at the ridiculousness of it. He sounds like a lovely older gentleman but he doesn't suit this style of writing.

I recommend buying the Kindle version of this book and going with the voices in your imagination. The book itself is worth a read.

  • Dark Deliverance

  • By: Tamela Miles
  • Narrated by: Tyra Kennedy
  • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5

Elle Connor's life is as grim as she had always feared. Years of demon slaying have left her with nothing to show for her trouble. She's convinced a "normal" life was never meant for her. Patrick Holt wants nothing more than to be away from the holy wars and has lived quietly for years as an average human. The trouble is that he's anything but average - he's a fallen hybrid angel. When Tagas, the guardian angel, pairs them up to investigate the brutal slayings of young women in Los Angeles, Elle wants nothing to do with Patrick. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Hybrid angels and demon hunters

  • By Cat on 05-23-18

Elle is all grown up

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

Reviewed: 05-09-18

This 2nd installment in the series is much naughtier than the first and proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that little Elle is all grown up. The love scenes are much steamier, which makes sense because she is 7 years older now. The writing in this one has a much grittier feel to it than the first. Patrick could say things that made me bristle at times but I liked him overall. These novellas are too short for a ton of character development so the fast evolution of their relationship is understandable. Looking forward to part 3.

  • Quest of a Warrior

  • Legends of the Fenian Warriors, Book 1
  • By: Mary Morgan
  • Narrated by: Jamie Dione
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Fenian Warrior, Conn MacRoich has traveled the Earth for thousands of years, guarding the realm between mortal and Fae. His deeds are legendary. Yet, one mistake will force him on a journey to fix a broken timeline. However, on Conn’s quest, he must face a human female who will eventually bring this ancient warrior to his knees. When Ivy O’Callaghan inherits her uncle’s estate, she never imagines there will be more secrets to unravel, including the one she hides from the world. With the help of a mysterious stranger, she learns to trust and step out of the shadows.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ☘️☘️ LUCKY NADINE WAS CHARMED ☘️☘️

  • By sheryl beauchemin on 04-27-18

Shockingly wonderful! HIGHLY RECOMMEND

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

Reviewed: 04-27-18

This author was new to me, so having read my weight in mediocre fantasy romance, I wasn't expecting much. Let me just say any low expectations I may have had were blown to smithereens with this story! The writing and world building were outstanding, full of rich characters and settings that brought back a more whimsical time in my reading life when I wasn't as jaded to the "same old, same old." This is NOT the same recycled story you tend to run into as an avid reader. I'm not kidding when I tell you this author's writing is miles above some of the typical tripe I've read. And thanks to her, I believe in "fairies" again. ;) Thank you for that gift, Ms. Morgan! I can't wait to read more of your work and fall in love all over again.

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  • I Wish for Your Kiss

  • Christmas Lites
  • By: Cynthia Moore
  • Narrated by: Alex Lee
  • Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

Justin Wexley, Marquess of Rockton, has decided he doesn't want to be married. When Miss Catherine Simms arrives at her friend's home in the country, she discovers that the Marquess of Rockton has also been included in the invitation. She finds him to be intelligent as well as handsome and greatly enjoys the time spent with him. Can Justin and Catherine forget about their less than ideal experiences from the past and begin to make lovely, happy moments together in the present?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fate. Love. Knowledge.

  • By Bobbe Cummins on 03-23-18

Very sweet story.

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

Reviewed: 04-22-18

The narrator did an excellent job. It was very enjoyable to listen to. The story, while short, was extremely well-written and true to the time period in both dialogue and description. The author has an excellent voice for this era. If you like authors like Georgette Heyer and Jane Austen, you will like this author. Highly recommend and look forward to reading something else by her.