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  • Deal with the Devil

  • The Forge Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Meghan March
  • Narrated by: Joe Arden, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 59

One look at Jericho Forge, and I knew the rumors were true. He was a predator, and he had set his sights on me. I knew better than to bet more than I could afford to lose that night. I knew better than to bet myself. But desperation leads to bad decisions, and I thought there was no way I could lose. I was wrong. Now I have no choice but to make a deal with the devil....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Cliffhanger!

  • By Virginia on 01-16-19

Erin and Joe are the perfect narrators

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

Reviewed: 01-16-19

4.5 stars for - Deal With the Devil - book one in the Forge Trilogy by Meghan March. I freely admit I went into this story a bit skeptical of another trilogy about a dangerous man but I promise you that is the only similarity you will find! This story has a bit of everything from the forbidden to the scandalous and all things in between in the ways only Meghan can write for us. Starting out in the beautiful city of Ibiza and quickly traveling throughout the Mediterranean this is one adventure you won’t want to miss.
India Baptiste is a poker player extraordinaire, who has made a name for herself in the poker community by pulling winning hands out of nowhere. Growing up I’m less than stellar conditions taught her to provide for herself and her little sister and trust no one. Therefore when she gets word that her sister is in trouble she will stop at nothing to save her, even if it means making a deal with a man she barely knows let alone trusts.
Jerichco Forge is a self-made man whom others fear and respect. He makes no apologies for what he does and indulges in the finer things but he isn’t so far removed from his adolescence that he refuses to get his hands dirty either. Forge holds a grudge against the man that killed his mentor and revels in destroying him piece by piece. So when he is given the opportunity to exact his plans on the murderer, the beautiful woman sitting next to him at a poker game becomes collateral damage as he ups the stakes and puts it all on the line. He finds himself intrigued and delighted in equal measure doing and feeling things he never has before. Things are just getting started between India and Forge so I can’t wait until book two!

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  • Player on Ice

  • Boys of Winter, Book 5
  • By: S.R. Grey
  • Narrated by: Reagan West
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 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

Jaxon Holland is more than a top-scoring center for the Las Vegas Wolves - he’s also the biggest “player” on the team. Women love him, flock to him, lust for his sculpted body. Life is good for this hockey player. Or it was. After blowing a key play in what may have been the biggest game of the season, the fans sour on Jaxon. Good thing memories are short, right? Uh, they’re not when a widely popular sports blogger, known simply as Mr. Hockeypants, calls Jaxon out and places all the blame for the loss on him. Life goes from bad to worse, and Jaxon wants to get away.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another Enjoyable Read

  • By Stephanie N. Bennett on 01-10-19

Love the Vegas Wolves!

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

Reviewed: 01-01-19

Reagan West narrates this dual POV flawlessly switching between characters in ways not all narrators are able to do. With a great story mostly happening off season and away from the ice it featured team bad boy/heart throb Jax Holland and his arch nemesis Cara Milne. With lots of laugh-out-loud moments and plenty of sexy times too I can count on S.R. Grey to always deliver what has become one of my favorite sports romance series to date.

  • Finding Alexei

  • By: Kendall Ryan
  • Narrated by: Jason Clarke, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124

He’s bossy, moody, and overprotective. He’s also a pro athlete who needs to focus on winning games and staying out of the headlines. I’m fiercely independent and need a man like I need a second period each month. So when our worlds collide, I never expected him to be the one to jump in and save me. Especially not when my roommate disappears, leaving me with her baby. I’m clueless about babies - and it shows. Good thing Alexei isn’t.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen but waaaay shorter than listed time

  • By Jill D on 12-30-18

Good listen but waaaay shorter than listed time

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

Reviewed: 12-30-18

This book is only 4 hours NOT 7!!!!! Actual book ends right around 4 hours then 3 hours of exclusive material added on to the back end :(

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  • The Society

  • By: K. A. Linde
  • Narrated by: Erin Mallon
  • Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 28

The fourth book in the fantasy Ascension series that NYT best-selling author Susan Dennard called "perfect for fans of Sarah J Maas". War is on the horizon. All while a new power grows strong, threatening the very balance of good and evil. Desperate to save her homeland, Cyrene goes in search of the dragons that may be the key to ending this battle - and heal her dying friend. Can Cyrene master her magic to save the world? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So good!!!!

  • By Christina on 01-06-19

Keeps getting better!!!

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

Reviewed: 10-25-18

The Society is the fourth book in the Ascension series by K.A. Linde. This book is in no way a stand-alone instead it contains a storyline that is so elaborate and fascinating I honestly have no idea how she keeps making it better every time but once again I am in awe of her skills.
Picking up right after the desolate ending in - The Consort - Cyrene and her crew have a mission to fulfill and need to find a way to reach a land where no one they know of has ever traveled. There is great danger before them and every obstacle you can imagine but Cyrene is determined to save the people of Emporia from a fate worse than death.
Many mysteries were answered but a few still remain while Cyrene gears up for the final fight.
There is not a YA paranormal series I would recommend more highly than this one! I really would give it more than 5 stars if I could - it is that darn good!
As far as narration Erin Mallon is flawless as a multitude of characters! She truly astounds me with her talent!

  • It Seemed like a Good Idea at the Time

  • By: Kylie Scott
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253

Returning home for her father’s wedding was never going to be easy for Adele. If being sent away at 18 hadn’t been bad enough, the mess she left behind when she made a pass at her dad’s business partner sure was. Fifteen years older than her, Pete had been her crush for as long as she could remember. But she’d misread the situation - confusing friendliness for undying love. Awkward. Seven years on, things are different. Adele is no longer a kid, but all it takes is seeing him again to bring back all those old feelings.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It Seemed like a Good Idea at the Time

  • By Listening is Reading on 08-08-18

This was pretty good.

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

Reviewed: 08-12-18

While I liked the story I didn’t love it and I wish this author would realize she could use someone other than Andi Arndt to narrate her books!! AA has done every single one except for Chaser but I’m guessing that was because it was in the male POV! Variety is the spice of life...sheesh

  • Caution on Ice

  • Boys of Winter, Book 4
  • By: S.R. Grey
  • Narrated by: Reagan West
  • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Dylan Culderway is more than hockey’s top defenseman. He’s the kind of guy who’s always there to help a friend. Plus, he’s a true gentleman. More importantly, certainly to the ladies, is that Dylan is hot enough to melt ice. Dylan’s no womanizer, though. He doesn’t have time for love. Seems he’s too busy running away from his past. Or is he running to his past?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Anther great Boys of Winter book

  • By Clare Keating on 08-15-18

Dylan’s chance for HEA

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

Reviewed: 08-12-18

S.R. Grey’s - Boys Of Winter - series follows the Vegas Wolves hockey players as they fall hard and fast for the women of their dreams . Dylan’s story was no different as he fell for Chloe except this book had a lot more angst then the others and hit you right in those emotional feels.
While I freely admit I tend to lean heavily toward the dual narration, I must admit Reagan West does a great job with both the male and female voices. I love this series and can’t wait for Jaxon’s book next!

  • All Your Perfects

  • By: Colleen Hoover
  • Narrated by: Madeleine Maby
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 638
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 586
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 587

 Quinn and Graham’s perfect love is threatened by their imperfect marriage. The memories, mistakes, and secrets that they have built up over the years are now tearing them apart. The one thing that could save them might also be the very thing that pushes their marriage beyond the point of repair.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 5 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 07-17-18

Not even a CoHo fan ...

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

Reviewed: 07-20-18

Wow! I can’t even begin to tell you how poignant, heartfelt and emotional this story was for me. Not only did parts of the storyline feel like it was taken from parts of my life or those of my loved ones, but I felt a soul deep kindred connection to Quinn and Graham.
People who know me will realize that I am in the minority of folks who do NOT run out and buy everything that CoHo writes but I decided to give this a go on a recommendation and it is hands down the best thing I’ve listened to in a very, very long time!

  • Worth the Risk

  • By: K. Bromberg
  • Narrated by: Grace Grant, Zachary Webber
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 408
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 378
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 377

It's a long story, but I messed up at work. Big time. To earn back the trust of my boss, I promised to save one of our magazines. Yep. That Hot Dad contest you've seen advertised all over the place was my idea. And if I'm successful, if I'm able to increase our online readership, then I get a shot at my dream job. But the one thing I never expected to happen, happened: Contestant number 10, Grayson Malone. Hello, Mr. Difficult. And did I mention sexy as hell? Unfortunately he knows me. The old me, anyway. I remind him of before. Of the woman who broke his heart....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is definitely Worth the Risk!

  • By Tracy I on 06-24-18

Loved Greyson's HEA

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

The youngest Malone brother meets his match when the beautiful, confident Sidney comes back to Sunnyvale to help run the magazine her family owns. Grace Grant and Zachary Webber were a perfect combo for the narration. They performed beautifully from start to finish with Grace's sweet balancing out all of ZWebb's sexy. The story was both captivating and original and kept me thoroughly entertained the entire time.

  • Mogul

  • By: Katy Evans
  • Narrated by: Grace Grant, Sebastian York
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 218

He’s my most delicious secret. The hot Suit I had a one-night stand with one evening. I didn’t know anything about him, not even his name. Only that we shared a taxi, and he was staying at the hotel where I worked. We met in room 301. Where he commanded not only my body but my soul. The next day he was gone and I only had a memory of him. I could still taste his kisses, feel his demanding touch. I searched for him for months. Daydreaming about him. Wondering if I’d ever find him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet and sexy!

  • By CDBW on 06-01-18

Grace Grant and SebYo ......

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

Reviewed: 06-05-18

4 stars for - Mogul - by Katy Evans. While technically not labeled a series the heroine in this story is the roommate to the heroine in Tycoon and their storylines run almost parallel to each other so you will recognize a few people if you’ve already read it. A filthy rich billionaire and tons of insta-lust are prevalent in this book but for fans of the trope it won’t bother you one bit as this author tends to write one heck of a delectable man.
Sara Davies is a dancer with dreams of performing in shows on Broadway but she was sidelined because of an injury. While healing she took a job at the prestigious Four Season's Hotel in New York where she caters to the privileged and elite as concierge. Coming home from vacation the need for a cab from JFK airport and a little bit of fate put her on the path to meet him that day but it was her job as concierge that turned it into something so much more.
Ian Ford is a media executive that travels all over the world filming. He just so happens to be in New York when a rather pushy woman hops the lane and forces him to share his cab. Once he realizes her destination things start to look up and he decides to have a little bit of fun with her.
I have long been a fan of Ms. Evans writing and this book is no exception. The characters were well written and intriguing with real issues surrounding their lives and love. Navigating a couple's very real/intense issues while still keeping their relationship incredibly loving and sexy is a gift only Ms. Evans seems to possess.

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  • Combust

  • By: K. Bromberg
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Sebastian York
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,193
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,091
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,093

Songwriter Dylan McCoy has been burned. By her boyfriend she found in her bed...with someone else. By the contract she signed that obligates her to work with him until the songs for his new album are complete. By her agent when she asked Dylan to keep their breakup on the down-low. When she finds herself in Sunnyville, she refuses to let her new roommate burn her too. Still...a rebound has never looked so good.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hot

  • By Katina on 02-18-18

Loved Grady and Dylan

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

Reviewed: 02-26-18

4.5 stars for - Combust - book two in the Everyday Heroes series by K. Bromberg. Combust does stand-alone completely from - Cuffed - the first book in a series about a trio of ridiculously gorgeous, but equally jaded brothers that protect and serve a small town in California.
Dylan McCoy is a songwriter in Los Angeles who needs to get the heck away from the bad boy rockstar who just broke her heart. She calls her big brother and he suggests that she stay with one of his oldest friends since he’s rarely home and has the room to spare. Thinking she will barely interact with her roommate she is taken aback by just how outgoing the man is during their first introduction. That mixed with how easy he is on the eyes might make this a very interesting stay in wine country.
Grady Malone is a firefighter and that’s all he’s ever wanted to be, with everything that happened, the last two years of his life have been so hard for him to deal with. Grady knows his friends and family have all been trying to help, but they can’t understand that even he doesn’t know how/what to do anymore and it’s only made him feel that much worse. So when Dylan shows up with her beautiful curves and enchanting music he is captivated in ways he’s never been before. Not only does he find a friend but he is finally starting to heal too.
This was a beautiful story of love, loss and acceptance that pulled all the emotions from me in only the ways this author can do. With such charming and fascinating characters in both the main and supporting roles I literately devoured this in one day. With only Grayson’s book left to go - I have a feeling she’s saving the best for last!