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  • Conspiring with a Rogue

  • A Whisper of Scandal, Book 2
  • By: Julie Johnstone
  • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 80

In order to save the man she loves from the enemy bent on destroying her, Lady Whitney Rutherford sheds her identity and escapes her past, making a new life for herself as Mr. Roger Wentworth, missing person locator extraordinaire. But when Whitney's best friend from her old life comes up missing and there is every indication the girl was taken by the debauched members of a secret club, Whitney dons a new disguise and infiltrates the club, determined to unravel the mystery and save her friend.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Ouch!

  • By Maine Knitter on 07-12-16

Mr. Wentworth?

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

Reviewed: 04-27-19

Conspiring with a Rogue features Whitney Rutherford and Drake Sutherland, who she has left because a revenge-seeking blackmailer is threatening to ruin him in order to hurt Whitney. Hiding in plain sight disguise as Roger Wentworth, Private Eye, Whitney leads a merry chase around London with Drake and her cousin Alex hot on her heals. Lots of action and adventure here, an interesting story.

Tim Campbell provides an outstanding performance, as always. His narration is smooth and engaging. His voices bring clear pictures of the characters. Mr. Wentworth’s voice made me chuckle, Creepy Cadogan, not so much.

  • A Rose for a Rogue: A Historical Regency Romance

  • A Waltz with a Rogue, Book 6
  • By: Collette Cameron
  • Narrated by: Stevie Zimmerman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 12 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

Plowing headlong into the Marquis of Sterling and dropping eggs on his boots wasn’t the most foolish thing Eden Haverden had ever done. Imprudently agreeing to take the charming rogue home when his horse went lame wasn’t either. But reluctantly accepting Chester’s invitation to stay the night at his familial estate after she nearly drowned? Yes, that assuredly was a rash decision and invited utter ruin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Blue Rose

  • By PeggyC51 on 04-06-19

A Blue Rose

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

Reviewed: 04-06-19

A Rose for a Rogue is a delightful addition to the Waltz With a Rogue series. Chester and Eden have great chemistry. They would both like to help the families make amends within and between the families. The old Duke and Eden’s brother are stubborn and mean, but possibly redeemable. The story flows along quickly with a good dose of action and drama, as well as a surprise or two, and a blue rose. I really enjoyed Stevie Zimmerman’s narration.

  • The Marquis and the Vixen

  • The Blue Rose Regency Romances: The Culpepper Misses.
  • By: Collette Cameron
  • Narrated by: Stevie Zimmerman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

Intrepid and outspoken, Blythe Culpepper is dragged against her will to London. To her dismay, her guardian enlists the devilishly attractive Lord Leventhorpe, the one man she detests, to assist with her coming out. Since their first encounter, hostile looks and cutting retorts have abounded whenever they meet, yet she cannot deny the way her body reacts when he's near.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Book!

  • By 🎧 Jhommie Kem-ing on 01-01-19

Schemes

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

Reviewed: 03-17-19

Heath, Earl of Ravensdale, has brought his wife and the Misses Culpepper to London for the Season. Raven has asked some friends, including Hawksworth and Leventhorpe to help him introduce and keep an eye on the ladies. Unlike the twins and Brette, Blythe is not really excited about the whole venture. She wants to go home to the country. She now has to learn to successfully deal with the Ton, Society’s rules, snobby debutantes, questionable suitors, and the very handsome and grumpy Triston, Lord Leventhorpe. Truth is, Tristan doesn’t want to be here either. Old secrets and old enemies plague him.

This story is emotional and relatable. Learning to cope with bad experiences in the past and trying to adapt to new places and experiences is something a lot of us have in common with Tristan and Blythe. There are schemes afoot and some tense moments (here is where Blythe’s conundrum comes in). There are also some heartwarming surprises. I love the characters in this story and the series. Stevie Zimmerman does a great job with the voices in this one, bringing the characters to life and pulling the reader into the story. She gives Mr. Phillips a voice that leaves no doubt about his character (she does sleeze really well). And…speaking of Phillips, he ends up as a perfect example of consequences befitting the crime. Justice is served! This is a delightful story with great characters. I enjoyed it.

  • My One and Only Duke

  • Rogues to Riches, Book 1
  • By: Grace Burrowes
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125

One minute, London banker Quinn Wentworth is facing execution. The next, he's declared the long-lost heir to a dukedom. Quinn has fought his way up from the vilest slums, and now he's ready to use every dirty trick he knows to find the enemy who schemed against him. Jane Winston, the widowed, pregnant daughter of a meddlesome prison preacher, crosses paths with Quinn in jail. Believing his days are numbered, Quinn offers Jane marriage as a way to guarantee her independence and provide for her child. Neither thinks they'll actually have a future together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this story and the telling of it.

  • By tresjax on 12-03-18

A New Duke

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

Reviewed: 03-14-19

Once upon a time there was a banker waiting to be hanged and a young pregnant widow who accompanies her crazy Vicar Papa when he comes to the prison to perform his mission. The banker and the young woman talk and come to like each other. They marry so that the young woman can take care of herself and the baby, his final act of kindness. Wait… Quinn doesn’t die (it could not have been any closer); he is apparently heir to a duchy and is now the Duke of Walden. Jane is not a twice-widowed mother; she is now a duchess.

Quinn and Jane must learn to handle the responsibilities of their new station while coming to know each other. Jane must also learn to cope with Quinn’s unusual family, which now includes also, not just Jane, but the “staff” Quinn brought out of prison with him. There’s a lot to do, so much to learn, including who was behind Quinn’s murder charge and near fatal prison stay.

This is an entertaining and busy story written in Grace Burrowes typical engaging and witty style. The characters, from the hero and heroine to loveable Ned, exhibit strength, intelligence, caring and confidence (although a little uncertainty appears at times). Well-written descriptions of the characters, the settings, and the circumstances draw the reader into the story. The story is well paced and has some drama, danger, and mystery mixed with the fun and romance. James Langton’s narration is outstanding. His voices bring the characters to life. My One and Only Duke is a great beginning for what promises to be another wonderful series by Grace Burrowes. You don’t want to miss it!

  • Heartbreak and Honor

  • Highland Heather Romancing a Scot Series, Book 3
  • By: Collette Cameron
  • Narrated by: David Monteath
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

Tasara Faas learns she's the long-lost heiress Alexandra Atterberry and is expected to take her place among the elite society she's always disdained. Lucan, the Duke of Harcourt, promised his gravely ill mother he'd procure a wife by Christmastide, but intrigued by the feisty lass he saved in Scotland, he finds the haut ton ladies lacking. Spying Alexa at a London ball, he impulsively decides to make the knife-wielding gypsy his bride despite her aversion to him and her determination to return to the Highlands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite Collette Cameron put to audio

  • By Christina Jacobs on 07-02-17

Who Am I?

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

Reviewed: 03-11-19

What do you do when a handsome man rescues you from the dangerous band of men who kidnapped you? Tasara Fass punches him in the eye (he did try to steal a kiss). This is how Lucan, Duke of Harcourt, and Alexandra Atterberry (Tasara Fass) meet. When she learns that she is not a gypsy, but a long-lost heiress, Alexa must leave her home and life with the black tinkers and learn to live in Society. Lucan agrees to what he believes is his mother’s last request, that he marry by Christmastide. They meet again in London. What will happen this time? Will Lucan try to steal another kiss? Will Alexa punch him in his other eye? Will they be able to defeat the danger that stalks Alexa?

Lucan and Alexa are wonderful characters. They seem so different at first glance, but they complement each other - perfect chemistry. He is honorable, caring, and devoted to his family, and a little bit haughty (goes with being a duke). She is feisty, intelligent, caring, and equally devoted to those she loves. The other characters ran the gambit from love and kindness to greed and betrayal. The Needhams, Alexa’s aunt, uncle, and cousin were wonderful. From the moment they set eyes on her, they were loving and supportive. Jealous, greedy, sneaky, and criminal are the best words to describe the villains in this tale. Heartbreak and Honor is a complex story, a page-turner with excitement, danger, intrigue, humor, some surprises and romance. David Monteath’s narration was, as usual, smooth and engaging. I recommend this one. You won’t be disappointed.

  • Only a Duke Would Dare

  • A Regency Romance (Seductive Scoundrels, Book 2)
  • By: Collette Cameron
  • Narrated by: Stevie Zimmerman
  • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16

A troublesome addendum to his father’s will requires Victor, duke of Sutcliffe, to marry before his 27th birthday or lose his fortune. After a three-year absence, he ventures home, intent upon finding the most biddable and forgettable miss in Essex. A woman who will make no demands upon him and won’t mind being left behind when he returns to London. Except Victor meets Theadosia Brentwood again and finds himself powerless to resist her - even if she is promised to another and the exact opposite of what he thought he wanted in a duchess. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • TEN STARS

  • By M. D. Moseby on 01-13-19

The Duke Dares

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

Reviewed: 03-10-19

Victor Nathaniel Horatio, the Duke of Sutcliffe has come home after an extended absence to find a bride by his birthday (a stipulation in his father’s will). He also to hopes to find something that will help him understand his father’s suicide. Theadosia Brentwood is the local vicar’s daughter. Victor and Thea are childhood friends. When they are reunited, they get to know each other again and begin to fall in love. However, there are some rather serious obstacles in their way, not the least of which is the new curate. Now what happens? It doesn’t look like a happily ever after, but looks can be deceiving.

Only a Duke Would Dare has an interesting storyline and likeable characters. There is a nasty villain, a bit of mystery, a few twists and turns, and a Duke who knows how to solve a problem. Stevie Zimmerman’s talented and entertaining narration brings the delightful story to life for us.

  • A December with a Duke: A Regency Romance

  • Seductive Scoundrels, Book 3
  • By: Collette Cameron
  • Narrated by: Stevie Zimmerman
  • Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

After a horrific marriage, widow Everleigh Chatterton is cynical and leery of men. She rarely ventures into society, and when she must, she barely speaks to them. Her one regret for refusing to marry again is that she’ll never bear children. As a favor to a friend, she reluctantly agrees to attend a Christmas house-party. Unfortunately, Griffin, Duke of Sheffield is also in attendance. Even though Everleigh has previously snubbed him, she can’t deny her attraction to the confident, darkly handsome duke.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet Romance

  • By Danielle Carpenter on 04-11-19

Christmas Angels

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

Reviewed: 03-07-19

Everleigh Chatterton is a widow who was abused by her later husband and his son. Griffin, Duke of Sheffield, is an adventurer who wants a mama for his adopted daughter. When they meet at the holiday house party of a friend, there is a strong attraction. Is it possible that a gentle, understanding man and a sweet Christmas angel named Sarah bring her the hope and love she needs so very much. The characters are loveable, except Caroline (she’s awful). Sarah is absolutely squeezable. This is a heartwarming story read beautifully by Stevie Zimmerman.

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  • Her Scandalous Wish

  • A Waltz with a Rogue Novella, Book 3
  • By: Collette Cameron
  • Narrated by: Stevie Zimmerman
  • Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

At two and 20 and scarred from a fire, Philomena Pomfrett is resigned to spinsterhood, but to ease her dying brother's fretting, she reluctantly agrees to attend a London season - to acquire a husband. If she fails, when he dies, with no family and no money, her future is perilous. Betrayed once by love, Philomena entertains no notions of a love-match.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Her Scandalous Wish by Collette Cameron

  • By 🎧 Jhommie Kem-ing on 02-28-19

Wishes

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

Reviewed: 02-22-19

Bradford left England because he believed Philomena died in a fire. Philomena believes that Bradford has abandoned her because she was scarred in that same fire. When they accidentally meet at the Wimpleton’s Ball, they must confront the misconceptions and discover if they have a second chance for love. The true villain of this story is awhile dead, but two families are burdened with the painful consequences of his actions.

There is no action to speak of in this one. It is told through dialogue, and Stevie Zimmerman does an excellent job of capturing the emotions in each character, the joy of reunion, the sadness of illness, the happiness of love, and the humor of Aunt Muriel. I enjoyed this short, emotional, story of second chances. It is a wonderful tale that started with a wish (two, actually).

  • Forgotten Secrets

  • Secrets of the Heart Series, Book 4
  • By: Elizabeth Rose
  • Narrated by: Kevin E Green
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

Known as a gossip and for never being able to keep a secret, Morag Douglas longs to change her reputation. She strives to do great things like her sister and cousins and desires to be a true member of the followers of the Secret Heart. Then an opportunity arises for her to be mentored in this secret group of strong women. But when she meets up with the mysterious knight Sir Bedivere, her plans go astray.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Keeping Secrets

  • By PeggyC51 on 02-21-19

Keeping Secrets

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

Reviewed: 02-21-19

Morag Douglas is determined to curb her gossip, discover her special skill (if she has one), and prove she is worthy of being included as a Follower of the Secret Heart. Sir Bedivere Hamilton wants to complete his last mission as an assassin and free his family, but all may not be as it seems in this mission. They are wary of each other at first, but they fall in love, and when they do, things get complicated. This is an action-packed story with unforgettable characters and filled with intrigue, danger, betrayal, twists, turns, surprises, family, friends (including a couple of ghostly sisters), and enemies. I enjoyed Morag’s story. Kevin E. Green’s narration brought the story to life. I especially like his portrayal of the many times grumpy Reed and Branton’s innocent screw-ups. The Secrets of the Heart series is part of an awesome and engaging family saga that includes The Legendary Bastards of the Crown and Seasons of Fortitude. I highly recommend all three series.

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  • Virtue and Valor

  • Highland Heather Romancing a Scot Series
  • By: Collette Cameron
  • Narrated by: David Monteath
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 46

Bartholomew Yancy never expected to inherit an English earldom and had no intention of marrying. Now, the Earl of Ramsbury and last in his line, he's obligated to resign his position as England's War Secretary, find a wife, and produce an heir. Only one woman holds the least appeal: Isobel Ferguson, an exquisite Scotswoman. Brought to Scotland to mediate between feuding clans, he doggedly woos her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great romance story.

  • By Harmony on 07-13-19

Exciting Romance

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

Reviewed: 02-15-19

This story has excitement, danger, humor, romance, a misunderstanding, and a mistaken identity. It also a hero and heroine who are intelligent, stubborn, and absolutely lovable. Yancy and Isabel are also in love, but they won't admit it ( the misunderstanding). This is a romantic adventure with twists and turns, and a surprise that proves communication is a good thing. You will hold your breath in places, and you will sigh happily at the end. David Monteath’s narration was excellent, very good with different voices. I enjoyed it.