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  • Coming Apart at the Seams

  • Riley O'Brien & Co., Book 2
  • By: Jenna Sutton
  • Narrated by: Ava Lucas
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13

Teagan O’Brien, heiress to the Riley O’Brien & Co. denim empire, is anything but a spoiled, rich girl. She’s worked hard to secure her place in the family business and can hold her own, in and out of the office. Only one man has ever been able to get under her skin - sexy football star Nick Priest. Years ago, they crossed the line from friends to lovers, but he left her heartbroken. Since then, she’s been determined to keep him at arm’s length - no matter how tempting he looks in his jeans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved It!

  • By Brandie @AudiobookObsession on 01-23-19

Riley O'Brien & Co Book Two

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

Reviewed: 03-12-19

Riley O'Brien & Co Book Two.

Teagan O’Brien cannot stand Nick Priest. He broke her heart years ago, and now he is trying to get back into her good graces. When Teagan and Nick both lived in Boston, they were best friends. Each had romantic feelings for the other, but they didn't want to ruin their friendship if the feelings were one-sided. Teagan is determined to stay away from Nick now, but her brother has appointed her department to lead Nick's new job overseeing the family's museum.

If you're looking for a second chance romance with a little known disability and emotional gymnastics, this is the book for you!

  • All the Right Places

  • Riley O'Brien & Co., Book 1
  • By: Jenna Sutton
  • Narrated by: Ava Lucas
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

Amelia Winger is a small-town girl with big dreams of becoming a successful designer. So when she gets a gig designing accessories for denim empire Riley O’Brien & Co., it’s a dream come true. Amelia can handle the demanding job, but she isn’t quite prepared for sexy CEO Quinn O’Brien. She’s doing her best to keep things professional, but the attraction sparking between them makes it personal. So does the secret project she's working on behind his back.... 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 4.5 Wonderful 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Now I want me some Rileys’!

  • By Bette on 10-06-18

Riley O'Brien & Co Book One

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

Reviewed: 03-07-19

Riley O'Brien & Co Book One.

Quinn O’Brien is passionate about his family's jeans company, Riley O'Brien & Co. He is the acting CEO while his father is ill, but he will soon be the official CEO. Until then, he doesn't want to rock the boat and make any major changes, especially with the lives of all of his employees on the line. However, unknown to him, Amelia Winger has been hired by his sister, Teagan, to revamp the women's line. Amelia needs Quinn to sign off on the change so that Teagan will invest in Amelia's boutique. All of this is the backdrop for Quinn and Amelia, though. The two work well together, and eventually they also get together. Who could resist a guy who buys her a juicer and the fruit to go with it?

If you're looking for a fun contemporary romance with an interesting business idea, this is the book for you!

  • Steal the Night

  • Thieves Series, Book 5
  • By: Lexi Blake
  • Narrated by: Kitty Bang
  • Length: 19 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 20

Zoey Donovan-Quinn is growing restless. After months of searching, her crew hasn’t been able to locate the resting place of the one man who could save Daniel. While they frantically continue their quest, Zoey is still struggling to recover from the devastating losses she suffered in Faery. In the midst of her grief and worry, Louis Marini appears and demands the Blood Stone he forced Zoey to steal. Zoey has no choice but to hand it over. When the giant ruby’s true nature is revealed, Zoey discovers she has given their greatest enemy a weapon of unimaginable power. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • There is a ton of tears before the HEA!

  • By V from Kansas on 03-21-19

5th and Final installation in the Thieves series.

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

Reviewed: 02-13-19

The Fifth and Final installation in the Thieves series.
Soon to be followed by a New Series, "Hunter"

Zoey, Dan and Dev are back from Faery and trying to settle back in, when Marini steps up his game by invading their home while the boys sleep. The trio begin preparations to fix Danny's heart and start the battle with the Council. Merlin is introduced and they gain another secretive ally no one would have expected. But Zoey knows what needs to be done: she will have to sacrifice herself to steal from Marini. Have a box (or three) of tissues at hand, you will need them.

This book combines action, plot twists, grief, love and new beginnings. You will not regret reading the conclusion to this fantastic series.

  • Power Games

  • By: May Sage
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Virginia Rose
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59

Yesterday, he had it all: a beautiful woman at his side, more money than he knew what to do with, and a real shot at the Oval Office. Today, he's a murderer. Yesterday, she was America's sweetheart: the wholesome first daughter of a beloved former president, a rising star without so much as a whisper of a scandal attached to her name. Today, she's an accomplice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nice. Just wow!

  • By Kriston R. on 01-04-19

Standalone Story - possibility of a follow-up

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

Reviewed: 01-22-19

Standalone Story with the possibility of a follow-up.

Vanessa McNamara is the daughter of the beloved President of the United States. Charles Grant is a war hero who heads up Jacobs Enterprises, an organization that flips failing businesses. Nessie is determined to save herself for a husband, but Charles tempts her more than anyone ever has before. She falls for him the moment she sees him. Charles's marriage to Izzy is in name only, and he reluctantly takes lovers outside of their marriage. As the years go by, Charles and Vanessa strike up a friendship that turns into an obsession. When Charles is suspected of Izzy's murder, Vanessa immediately covers for him.

If you're looking for a romance that takes time to mature and a mystery that isn't as obvious as it seems, this is the book for you!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Wait with Me

  • By: Amy Daws
  • Narrated by: Erin Mallon, Teddy Hamilton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 536
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 502
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 502

When romance novelist Kate Smith suddenly gets writer's block as she's beginning the final installment of her international best-selling erotic Bed 'n Breakfast series, she'll do pretty much anything to get her groove back. Like sneak into a Tire Depot waiting room because her words flow there just like complimentary coffee - smooth, sweet, and scorchingly hot. She manages to fly under the radar until the rugged and charming mechanic, Miles Hudson, notices the quirky redhead slinking in and out of the employees-only entrance. But she's way too intriguing to blow the whistle on.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Book Research Never Felt So Good!

  • By bookbruin on 05-14-18

Wait With Me Book One

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

Reviewed: 01-17-19

Wait With Me Book One

Kate Smith is dealing with a major case of writer's block after her breakup with the idiot she was dating. However, when she is stuck at the Tire Depot she finds a hidden oasis also known as the Customer Comfort Center. Miles Hudson is outside taking a "smoke" break when a beautiful redhead literally runs him over on her way out the employee entrance of the CCC. He is intrigued by this woman who seems to be hiding out at the Tire Depot with a mysterious reason. When Kate finally breaks down and tells him she is a writer, he cannot resist flirting with her. However, they both have baggage from previous relationships that hold them back.

If you're looking for a laugh-out-loud story with quirky characters and a fresh idea, this is the book for you!

  • Birthday Suit

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Sebastian York, January Lavoy, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 855
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 812
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 814

An all-star production of a brand new stand-alone romance from number one New York Times best-selling author Lauren Blakely, performed by a full cast of 12 narrators.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best audiobook. EVER!

  • By Kara Hildebrand on 01-14-19

Standalone Novel

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

Reviewed: 01-17-19

Standalone Novel

Lulu Diamond is an up-and-coming chocolatier who is looking for her next big break. Leo Hennessy is looking for the next rising star. When the two meet up over a chocolate fountain after years apart, they rekindle a dangerous friendship. Leo is determined to keep Lulu at a distance since she was his best friend's wife, but Lulu has no such problem. She begins to see Leo in a different light and cannot understand why he keeps putting her off.

If you're looking for a fresh take on the friends-to-lovers/best friend's girlfriend theme, this is the book for you!

Audio Review:
This book is special because like some shows, these characters were written with specific narrators in mind. With a pre-set cast (yes, cast!) Lauren Blakely was able to create a story suited to each narrator's talents. The narrators were truly stars in this book.

Cast List:
Leo: Sebastian York
Lulu: Andi Arndt
Ginny: Erin Mallon
Kingsley: January Lavoy
Tabitha: Julia Whelan
George: RC Bray
Cameron: Dion Graham
Dean: Shane East
Tripp: Jason Clarke
Noah: Joe Arden
Mariana: Robin Miles
RaeLynn: Savannah Peachwood
Vivian: Robin Miles

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Slumber

  • The Sleeping Court, Book 1
  • By: Dagmar Avery, K. Margaret, Stella Price
  • Narrated by: Joshua Macrae
  • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 22

Once upon a time, a princess was betrayed, and her kingdom was stolen from her. She hid her most precious object in the human world, a princess of the blood, in the hopes that the Sleeping Court would get a chance to take their rightful place as high court in the realm Faerie. Now, a new generation has come of age, and the crown must be passed. The reigning queen’s daughter will claim the throne uncontested unless those who remember and waited to awaken the wayward princess can ally with her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • *deep breaths*

  • By Meghan P. on 12-10-18

The Sleeping Court Book One

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

The Sleeping Court Book One

Verity Salim has been alone all her life, so when a letter arrives implying that she has an inheritance coming to her, she is just curious enough to meet the sender. After explaining that she is, in fact, a faerie princess and she has inherited an ancestral home in Slumber, Mr. Standish Orator leads Verity to a car and driver, Grodin, and leaves. Once Verity arrives, she meets the members of her guard one-by-one. Carrington Altemi greets her and shows her the house. Everett Baird introduces Verity to the acceptance of her guard. Nassar shows Verity the range of species available to her. Arien Craven shows Verity that her curiosity is not a bad thing. This book is the introduction to The Sleeping Court's members. Hopefully, the next book will introduce the world of the Fae.

If you're looking for a quick story with multiple partners, this is the book for you!

Audio Review:
Joshua Macrae adds dimension to an the world K and Dagmar have created. He gives voice to the characters instead of just reading the lines aloud.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Before We Were Strangers

  • By: Brenda Novak
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Gideon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 153

Five-year-old Sloane McBride couldn’t sleep that night. Her parents were arguing again, their harsh words heating the cool autumn air. Then there was that other sound - the ominous thump before all went quiet. In the morning, her mother was gone. The official story was that she left. Her loving, devoted mother! That hadn’t sat any better at the time than it did when Sloane moved out at 18, anxious to leave her Texas hometown in search of anywhere else. But not even a fresh start working as a model in New York could keep the nightmares at bay. Or her fears that her father is deadly.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Powerful Story

  • By Rosemary on 12-12-18

Standalone Novel

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

Reviewed: 12-09-18

Standalone Novel

After hearing an argument between her parents, Sloane McBride's mother disappears. Now that she has grown up, Sloane is determined to find out what happened that night. She is convinced that her father must have killed her and covered it up, but he's the mayor and no one will go against him. Micah Evans, Sloane's former boyfriend, has been divorced for a year and is shocked to find Sloane in Paige's house. Even after all these years, the two have chemistry. Micah begins to help Sloane with her investigation, but the mayor is set on destroying anyone who gets in his way.

If you're looking for a story where every character is suspect, this is the book for you!

  • Seduced by a Scot

  • Highland Grooms Series, Book 6
  • By: Julia London
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

When a prominent Scottish family faces a major scandal weeks before their daughter’s wedding, they turn in desperation to the enigmatic fixer for the aristocracy, Nichol Bain. Remarkably skilled at making high-profile problems go away, Nichol understands the issue immediately. The family’s raven-haired ward, Maura Darby, has caught the wandering eye - and rather untoward advances - of the groom. Nichol assuredly escorts Maura toward his proposed solution: an aging bachelor for her to marry. But rebellious Maura has no interest in marrying a stranger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Two Lost Souls and the Gift of the Magi

  • By Jody in Minneapolis on 11-12-18

Highland Grooms Book Six

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

Reviewed: 11-03-18

Highland Grooms Book Six

Maura Darby has caught the eye of her foster sister's fiance and in doing so, has lost the only family she has. Nichol Bain is a fixer contracted to find a solution for Maura's situation. Maura is furious with the family for betraying her, but mostly she just wants the one possession reminding her of her birth family, a necklace, to be returned to her. The necklace is the only thing she cares for until Nichol shows her that not all men are scoundrels. Nichol is determined to marry Maura to his friend, even though Maura captivates him.

If you're looking for a high-spirited lass and a man with no ties to anyone, this is the book for you!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mercenary

  • Little Death Bringer, Book 1
  • By: Catherine Banks
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Moyen
  • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Being raised by the King and Queen of the Elves has given Marin quite a diverse background. Burdened by her humanity and femininity, she must push herself and train every day to hold her own against the elves around her. But while Marin wants to be the first girl to graduate Macon Academy as a mercenary, her mother wants her to be a lady. And an attempt by an unknown enemy to kidnap Marin is not helping her case. Between the kidnapping attempt, growing feelings for her best male friend, and now a fiery magic growing within her, Marin's life is changing in ways she can't understand.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A fun quick read that leaves you wanting more

  • By Jessica on 11-28-18

Little Death Bringer Book One

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

Reviewed: 10-31-18

Little Death Bringer Book One

Marin has been raised by the king and queen of the Elves since her parents were killed by ogres. Now she and her best friend/foster brother Favian are in their last term at the Macon Academy for mercenaries, and Marin is determined to be the first girl to graduate. Her goal is to be a protector of the realm. However, she is human and a girl. On the way to school, Marin and Favian are attacked by humans bearing an ominous warning that Marin is to be kidnapped and brought to a mysterious enemy alive. Now the leaders of the academy are determined to protect Marin and will use her upcoming trials of the school to stage an ambush for her kidnappers.

If you're looking for a Fantasy YA story with heart and the will to overcome everything, this is the book for you.