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  • Alpha's Christmas Flame

  • Bear Shifter Billionaire, Book 4
  • By: AJ Tipton
  • Narrated by: Audrey Lusk
  • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Dean Michaelson once loved Christmas, but no longer. When his new job as a fire inspector takes him to the ice hotel where Donna works, he fears he's stumbled upon a nuclear deathtrap. When he suspects the lusciously curvy manager, Donna, is hiding the truth, Dean has no choice but to investigate on his own, unaware he is entering an underworld of danger and magic. Will the attraction building between Dean and Donna be extinguished before it has a chance to spark?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Series goes out with a bang...or a burn...

  • By Katie on 12-12-18

Series goes out with a bang...or a burn...

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

Alpha's Christmas Flame is the final book in the series, but it can easily stand on its own. I really enjoyed all four books in the series, but this was my favorite. The two main characters, Dean and Donna fall in lust over a day of dealing with the challenges of working at a hotel with magical guests. Dean is a fire fighter assigned to inspection duties due to an injured back, and he meets Donna, a bear shifter, when he inspects the hotel at which she works. Donna tries to keep Dean from finding out about the magical nature of the hotel and the guests, and this leads to some pretty hilarious situations. Although the chemistry between the two is immediate and strong, they grow to deeply care about each other as they share much about their lives and personalities throughout this day of challenges.

Audrey Lusk does a good job with the narration. While I do not always enjoy her narration, I thought this was one of her better jobs. Her tone and emotion level were perfect for the story, and she did a good job of differentiating between the characters.

I received a copy of this audiobook at my request in exchange for this honest review.

  • Alpha's Domain

  • Bear Shifter Billionaire, Book 3
  • By: AJ Tipton
  • Narrated by: Veronica Heart
  • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

Ben Broyles is a billionaire, polar bear shifter, and hotel mogul haunted by his tragic past. He built his magical ice hotel as a sanctuary for the supernatural. When the evil goblins who murdered his clan check in, Ben knows they'll do everything they can to destroy all he's built. With the future of his hotel - and his life - on the line, Ben must stop the goblins and find justice before it's too late.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Short, action packed romance.

  • By bindibelle on 06-03-16

An adult Hotel Transylvania.........

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

In Alpha's Domain, Ben, a polar bear shifter whose entire clan was killed by Goblins, works with Sally, the human - or so we think - manager of his hotel. Ben built a hotel made entirely of ice in honor of his murdered clan, and he allows magical creatures of all kinds to enjoy the hotel's hospitality. It is quite amusing to watch the hotel staff try to meet the needs of various paranormal guests, none of whom are easy to please. After an accidental encounter between Ben and Sally in his office, the two not only realize that they have feelings for each other, but also that Sally isn't solely human. What follows is a fun trip to Ben and Sally falling in love, Ben avenging his murdered clan, and Sally learning to use her magical powers. You will need to listen to the story to understand, but I loved the technique the author employs for Sally to access and control her magic.

Veronica Heart narrated the previous book, so it was nice to have the continuity. However, although her voice is very enjoyable, she still has the habit of over emphasizing words in the wrong places and ending her sentences with an unnaturally long syllable or word. I'm not sure if I was more used to the habit, or if Heart did it less often, but I didn't find it as distracting in Alpha's Domain.

I received a copy of this audiobook in exchange for my honest review.

  • Alpha's Mates

  • Bear Shifter Billionaire, Book 2
  • By: AJ Tipton
  • Narrated by: Veronica Heart
  • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 59

Cleo has it all: she's a wildly successful CEO, alpha of a powerful bear shifter clan, and a total knockout. But when a business deal puts her on the wrong side of a powerful coven, she's magically exiled to the middle of nowhere. Cleo is forced to let go, trusting in the kindness of two handsome ranch hands to get back to her old life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I like It

  • By Slim on 04-12-16

Cleo is one impressive woman......

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

Alpha's Mates stars Cleo, a bear shifter, the alpha of her pack, the CEO of her own billion dollar company, and one tough negotiator. On top of this, she is still down to earth and caring. When she angers a coven of witches with said tough negotiating skills, they banish her to some rural, unknown place. Little did she know that this would be the best thing to ever happen to her. She meets Titus, a latent dragon shifter, and his adopted brother Connor, a human whose family took in Titus as a child when his clan exiled him for being unable to shift (thanks to witches again!). The brothers run a sanctuary for not quite right magical creatures. The two men are so sweet and kind, and they immediately know Cleo is the one for them. Tipton proceeds to write a beautiful menage romance, and Cleo again saves the day with her business acumen.

My review on Veronica Heart's narration is mixed. Although she has a very pleasant voice, and her narration was virtually flawless, she puts the strangest inflection on words and continually overemphasizes the last word/syllable of every phrase or sentence. I found this very distracting, and it took away from my enjoyment of an otherwise terrific story.

I received a copy of this audiobook at my request in exchange for this honest review.

  • Alpha's Heir: A BBW Paranormal Romance

  • Bear Shifter Billionaire
  • By: AJ Tipton
  • Narrated by: Tanya Stevens
  • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 101

Orson Antonov has everything: billions of dollars, stunning good looks, and the respect of his bear shifter clan. The only thing he can't have is his freedom. Forced to marry a woman he doesn't love to unite the clans, can Orson find the strength to break free? When he meets Casey, the beautiful, full-figured woman of his dreams, he invites her to his luxurious mansion in the woods. He hopes he has finally found the inspiration to fight for freedom...and for love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Read

  • By Slim on 04-13-16

Quick read with plenty of heart.......

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

Alpha's Heir is a bear shifter romance featuring Orson, a billionaire software developer, and Casey, a caterer/waitress/bartender. Although these two would seem to have insta-love, they have actually been watching each other from afar for a long time. Once they realize that they both desire the other, all bets are off. Unfortunately, the alpha of the clan, Orson's father, has other ideas, and he tries to thwart these two finding true love. I especially enjoyed how the alpha's choice for Orson's mate in an arranged marriage was one of his best friends, and that they worked together to get to Casey and Orson's HEA.

Tanya Steven's does an excellent job with the narration. Her performance was flawless, and she does well with both male and female voices. She adds to the enjoyment of an already fun story line.

I received a copy of this audiobook at my request in exchange for this honest review.

  • The Billionaire's Cure

  • Clean Billionaire Romance Series, Book 1
  • By: Penelope Spark
  • Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
  • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Chad LaChance is a hypersuccessful businessman with no time for love. His work ethic has made him rich, but it's also made him ill. He has to make some changes or he won't be around long enough to enjoy all his money. His mentor sends him to a "resort" in the woods of Maine, where he is supposed to rest and heal, and it's there he meets his health coach. Heidi Leeman loves her life. She loves her job, her home, and her coworkers. She has no idea there's room in her life for more until she meets the billionaire. But even then, what could a rich man like that want with a hippie like her?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a fun story!

  • By PATRICIA on 12-03-18

Charming romance with some hilarious moments......

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

The Billionaire's Cure is a sweet and charming love story appropriate for readers of any age. It features Chad, a self made billionaire with a type A, workaholic personality. When the stress of his life risks his health, he agrees to go to a cleansing retreat where he meets Heidi, an extremely bubbly, outgoing health coach. What follows is a fun story of Heidi and Chad, two complete opposites in every way possible, getting to know and care about each other. Although this is at heart a love story, the commentary (both inside and outside his head) by Chad, Mr. Cynical, about the various holistic, WooWoo practices of the retreat are hilarious. You will need to read it to fully appreciate what I am saying, but the entire sauna scene and what followed it had me laughing so hard that I cried. The author did such a terrific job of making me fall for both Heidi and Chad's characters, and she made them seem like the perfect couple despite, or maybe because of, their differences.

Meghan Kelly is my favorite female narrator, and she did her usual amazing job with the narration of this story. She handles both male and female voices superbly, and she made a terrific book an even better listen. I will definitely be listening to more books by Spark and/or narration by Kelly in the near future.

I received a copy of this audiobook at my request in exchange for this honest review.

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  • Blackmailing My Internet Hotwife

  • By: Thomas Roberts
  • Narrated by: Bolton Hill
  • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3

Jimmy and Annette have a storybook marriage, until the stress of his work begins interfering with their love life. Annette's needs are too powerful to ignore, so she turns to other men for sexual release. Soon she’s having sex in seedy motels, and raunchy videos of her being taken hard and unprotected by lusty black studs are all over the internet. Jimmy is appalled and hurt when he sees the videos... and then he's aroused beyond belief.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • This is erotica with a capital E.......

  • By Katie on 12-11-18

This is erotica with a capital E.......

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

Blackmailing My Internet Hotwife was an extremely explicit story of Jimmy, a police officer, who married his high school sweetheart, Annette. Although this was classified as erotica, and I expected it to be plenty racy, that was not my overall problem with the story. The sex scenes were well written for this genre, but I had such a difficult time with how selfish, spoiled and cruel Annette was throughout the story until the very end. I felt that her husband deserved so much better treatment than she ever gave him. At the end of the story, she somewhat redeems herself, but it was too little too late in my opinion. If you remove the erotica portion of the story, the author actually pens an interesting mystery/suspense aspect to the story that I enjoyed.

Bolton HIll is the reason I was interested in this audiobook, and he did not disappoint. He has such a deep, resonant voice, and he was perfect for the part of a Jimmy, a tough (on the job) police detective. I would definitely listen to anything read by Hill, and his performance bumped up an otherwise low score on the review.

I received a copy of this audiobook at my request in exchange for this honest review.

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  • Case of the Holiday Hijinks

  • Corgi Case Files, Volume 3
  • By: Jeffrey M. Poole
  • Narrated by: Bob Johnson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

There’s a Grinch in Pomme Valley! Someone is stealing presents right from under the noses of unsuspecting homeowners and leaving no trace of how he broke in. And, to make matters even more baffling, he’s stealing only presents! Corgis Sherlock and Watson are on the case! Accompanied by their reluctant human, Zack, the unlikely trio must find out who’s responsible for the thefts and stop him before anyone gets hurt. The townsfolk are scared. City officials are nervous. Can Zack and the dogs put a stop to this crime spree before Christmas is ruined for everyone?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another Funny Cozy Mystery with a Seasonal Twist

  • By slozzy on 12-10-18

A great amateur detective novel....

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

Case of the Holiday Hijinks is a very enjoyable cozy mystery. It is the third book in the series, but I haven't read the first two, and I had no difficulty following the story line. I enjoyed Holiday Hijinks so much, that I plan to read the first two in the series soon. This story features Zach, the owner of a winery who hates wine, a romance novelist who hides his identity, and the owner of two corgis names Sherlock and Watson. Sherlock has an excellent sniffer, and the police ask for Zach and Sherlock's help in solving a recent spree of Christmas present burglaries. Although, in true cozy fashion, a large part of the story involves Zach's relationships with his fellow citizens of Pomme Springs, the story also has an excellent mystery, the motive behind which had me stumped until the end.

Bob Johnson's narration was excellent. His voice is smooth and relaxing, and he adds just the right emotion level to each scene. The book is told from Zach's point of view, so Johnson didn't really differentiate much between female and male characters. I actually enjoyed this style more because it felt like he was telling a story. Overall, this was a fabulous story and production.

I received a copy of this audiobook at my request in exchange for this honest review.

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  • The Handyman: The Complete Season II: The Handyman Steamy Noir Series

  • By: Vincent Zandri
  • Narrated by: Connor Brown
  • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 4

"Would you kill for art's sake?" The walls are closing all around rags to riches fiction writer, Victor Casey, as his wife and muse, the lovely Stella, falls for the very detective who is investigating Casey's alleged murders. The detective in question is a stunning concrete blonde, by the name of Megan Lawless, and together, she and Stella are making plans that will destroy Vic if he allows them to happen. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Bizarre and twisted.........

  • By Katie on 12-10-18

Bizarre and twisted.........

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

The Handyman:The Complete Season II is a very bizarre and twisted novel featuring Victor, a killer, an author, and a sex addict. I spent the majority of the book fairly lost because I hadn't read the first book in the series, but I felt like I had caught up by the end. Zandri is an excellent writer, and he has an amazing imagination and the ability to express it. If you take out all the gratuitous sex - it is well written sex but completely over the top - this is basically a story about a man emotionally and mentally spiraling out of control. Watching that ride is pretty fascinating.

Connor Brown did his usual terrific job with the narration. I requested this audiobook because I always enjoy his productions, and this book is no different. His delivery is smooth and flawless, and his deep, sexy voice added to the erotica tones of the book.

I received a copy of this audiobook at my request in exchange for this honest review.

  • The Cabin

  • By: Sky Corgan
  • Narrated by: Sophie James
  • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

It’s every girl’s dream, getting rescued by a handsome stranger. When I woke up and saw Kit Green standing over me, I thought he was an angel. I didn’t see the dark wings. What is he doing out here all alone? I don’t question it at first. I’m too busy being blinded by intrigue and desire. If it weren’t for him, I’d be dead. I want to repay him with my body. But things quickly begin to not add up. This cabin is full of secrets. It’s cold outside, but I’m starting to think he came out here to burn for his sins. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Cabin

  • By PATRICIA on 11-27-18

Hauntingly beautiful love story........

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

Reviewed: 12-09-18

The cabin is a hauntingly beautiful love story about Kit, a veteran suffering from PTSD and survivor's guilt to the point that he no longer finds any reason to live. While at his family cabin in the woods during a snowstorm, he saves the life of Ivy, a young woman hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, when she is attacked by wolves. Although a brooding alpha male, Kit tenderly nurses Ivy, and he can't help but be captivated by her optimistic, effusive personality. These two complete opposites somehow find their way to love, but not without some strife along the way. The steam level in the story is very high - Kit is the dirty talking sort - but this story at it's heart is a very sweet romance that will stay with you long after the book ends.

Sophie James has a deep, smokey voice, and she did a terrific job with the narration. She didn't differentiate between Kit and Ivy's voices, but her pitch and tone perfectly suited both main characters. I would definitely listen to another audiobook she narrates and/or Sky Corgan writes.

I received a copy of this audiobook at my request in exchange for this honest review.

  • A Bad Girl for the Night

  • An Exotic BWWM Romance
  • By: CJ Howard
  • Narrated by: Bolton Hill
  • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

I bought her a drink. Then I bought her two. In fact, I was ready to buy the whole bar if it made her loosen up a bit. She looked so good in that cute dress, and being on this island, I assumed she was from money, too. Most women were, unless they were somebody's staff. Either way, she was coming back to my yacht tonight for some wild fun, and I was going to enjoy every minute of dominating that cute ass.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nice

  • By DivaC on 12-11-18

Modern day Cinderella story...........

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

Reviewed: 12-09-18

A Bad Girl for the Night is a modern day Cinderella story featuring Stephanie, a house cleaner working on a yacht, and Michael, a billionaire attorney that owns said yacht. They meet at a bar while on shore from the yacht without exchanging last names, have a steamy night together and end up finding out their awkward situation the next morning. This begins a slow courtship of Michael trying to convince Stephanie that they have a future together despite all of their differences. Michael is a true poor little rich boy grown up into an amazingly caring and thoughtful man given his background. He has never known if his friends and lovers are with him for himself or for his wealth and influence. Stephanie is the first person to show him what it is like to be loved for himself, and Michael is the first person willing to protect and care for Stephanie. Although the title implies that this is a very steamy story, it is actually a fairly mild, yet incredibly touching romance.

Bolton Hill has a deep and sexy voice, and he is the perfect choice for this novel. Although he doesn't really try to differentiate between the characters, this actually fit well with the third person point of view from which this story is written. He made a great story even more enjoyable.

I received this audiobook at my request in exchange for this honest review.

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