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Carolyn G. Manuel

TX, USA
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  • Not Always Happenstance

  • Power of the Matchmaker
  • By: Rachael Anderson
  • Narrated by: Em Eldridge
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105

Lani has lived in Hana, Hawaii, for five years. She's learned to surf, fish, dive, and manage her grandmother's bed and breakfast. She's also learned to take one day at a time the way it should be taken - relaxed and unrushed, savoring every moment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clean Romance at its best!

  • By Heather S Johnson on 04-15-16

It Hurts to Say Goodbye

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

Reviewed: 11-03-18

Lani comes to Hana, Hawaii to help her Grandmother get through knee surgery and to help run her B&B. Then life gets complicated and she must decide to trust or run. Which will it be? Wonderful romance of Hawaii and great performance. Recommend.

  • A Perfect Fit

  • A DiCarlo Brides Novel, Book 1
  • By: Heather Tullis
  • Narrated by: Valerie Gilbert
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 70

Cami DiCarlo doesn't agree with her father that her life has been stuck in a rut, so she is not happy when he forces her hand into heading up guest services at his newest five-star hotel. The fact that he unveils the existence of four half-sisters at the same time, and insists that they live together while they launch the new resort, only makes things worse.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What makes a family.

  • By Isha Coleman on 08-08-17

Sisters Meet at Father’s Furneal

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

Reviewed: 11-02-18

Cami and Lana DiCarlo met four half-sisters at the reading of their father’s will. Cami had no idea that her father had cheated on her mother. She doesn’t know if she’ll ever forgive him. Good performance. Recommend.

  • Harvest Moon

  • A Virgin River Novel
  • By: Robyn Carr
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,499
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,279
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,270

Rising sous-chef Kelly Matlock's sudden collapse at work is a wake-up call. Disillusioned and burned out, she's retreated to her sister Jillian's house in Virgin River to rest and reevaluate. Puttering in Jill's garden and cooking with her heirloom vegetables is wonderful, but Virgin River is a far cry from San Francisco. Kelly's starting to feel a little too unmotivated… until she meets Lief Holbrook.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AN ENTIRE SERIES THAT NEVER DISAPOINTS

  • By Shay on 04-14-11

A Chef in Crisis

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

Reviewed: 10-31-18

After suffering a stress reaction and passing out at her job, Kelly quits and runs to her sister’s organic farm. She’s happy making jams and sauces from the produce. When the daughter of the man she loves doesn’t warm to her, it looks like happily ever after will never happen. Great performance and story. Recommend.

  • To All the Boys I've Loved Before

  • By: Jenny Han
  • Narrated by: Laura Knight Keating
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,076
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,816
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,812

Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control in this heartfelt novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Summer I Turned Pretty series. What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them…all at once?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A YA for Rom-Com fans

  • By The Reading Date on 07-02-14

A wonderful story and performance

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

Reviewed: 10-30-18

A story about first loves and sisters. A pretend high school romance becomes a little bit real. The oldest sister goes to college in Scotland. And the family sets out to create a new routine. All the pains and joys of growing up. Spot on performance. Recommend.

  • When Dreams Tremble

  • By: Radclyffe
  • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260

Leslie Harris's visit to her upstate New York lakeside family home after a decade of triumphs and disappointment resembles a nightmare more than the quiet vacation she'd hoped for. The unexpected appearance of much-changed town girl, Devon Weber, with whom Leslie shares a secret that haunts them both, rekindles an old heart ache - and reminds Leslie of just why she left.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can a High School Love Be Rekindled?

  • By Carolyn G. Manuel on 10-24-18

Can a High School Love Be Rekindled?

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

Reviewed: 10-24-18

Leslie and Devon haven’t seen each other in more than a decade. When Leslie returns home to recover from heart palpitations, Dev is staying at Leslie’s parents resort. The spark is back but can their tragic secrets be healed? A wonderful story and performance. Recommend.

  • Crazy for You

  • Pink Bean Series, Book 8
  • By: Harper Bliss
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

Jessica Porter is recovering from a medical procedure that has left her scarred, both physically and mentally. Before she goes back to work as a TV executive, she decides to call upon the services of her trusted escort, Laurel. When a mix-up at the agency brings Liz to her door instead, it doesn't take long for her to charm Jessica. As Liz's disarming ways help Jessica slowly open up to the new reality of her body and her life, Jessica finds herself falling for Liz a little more each time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m Addicted to this Series

  • By Carolyn G. Manuel on 10-22-18

I’m Addicted to this Series

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

Reviewed: 10-22-18

I love Harper Bliss books and audio books. She’s got a gift for developing characters that have depth and personality. The central characters in this story he going through a particularly difficult time in her life. With the support of Caitlin, Jo and the new love of her life she finds her way to a new future. Great performance. Recommend.

  • Love Without Limits

  • Pink Bean Series, Book 7
  • By: Harper Bliss
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

Caitlin James and Josephine Greenwood have been happily in love and committed to each other for over a year. Josephine has shed her insecurities, and her musical star is on the rise, while Caitlin hosts her own television show under the supervision of a new intriguing boss. When Josephine starts the conversation about opening up their relationship, Caitlin is faced with a shift in the power balance between them. Together, they embark on a sometimes scary but always thrilling journey to discover who they both truly are.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jo and Caitlin Explore a New Dimension.

  • By Carolyn G. Manuel on 10-21-18

Jo and Caitlin Explore a New Dimension.

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

Reviewed: 10-21-18

The continuation of Jo And Caitlin life together. Jo has become even more successful at the singing side of life. The question of where their lives will go next is up front and exciting. Hate the little girl voice for Jo but a great way. Recommend.

  • The Best Boy Ever Made

  • By: Rachel Eliason
  • Narrated by: Dara Rosenberg
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

When her best friend Sam comes out as a transgender man, she chooses personal loyalty and friendship over politics. But what if the boy that Sam is becoming is "the one?"

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great book

  • By Camo4231 on 12-10-15

A Coming of Age Story for a Transgender

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

Reviewed: 10-21-18

Sam was born with a brain that that told him that he wasn’t a girl. This is the story of his transition with the support of his best friend, Alecia. Great descriptions of LGBT people and the challenges they face every day. Great performance.

  • Slow Heat

  • By: Leta Blake
  • Narrated by: Michael Ferraiuolo
  • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133

Professor Vale Aman has crafted a good life for himself. An unbonded omega in his mid-30s, he's long since given up hope that he'll meet a compatible alpha, let alone his destined mate. He's fulfilled by his career, his poetry, his cat, and his friends. When Jason Sabel, a much younger alpha, imprints on Vale in a shocking and public way, longings are ignited that can't be ignored. Fighting their strong sexual urges, Jason and Vale must agree to contract with each other before they can consummate their passion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • First time reading Omegavers and I am in LOVE!!!!!

  • By Neta_BER on 05-14-18

A Future of All Men.

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

Reviewed: 10-20-18

When women no longer exist and men adapt to three kinds: Alpha, Beta Nd Omega, the World continues. Jason, a teenager, stumbles upon his perfect Omega and almost loses control with the power of his lust. Their quest for a future is beautiful, painful and an adventure of discovery. Great performance.

  • Tangled

  • The Tangled Series, Book 1
  • By: Emma Chase
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,839
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,842

Drew Evans is handsome and arrogant, he makes multimillion dollar business deals and seduces New York’s most beautiful women with just a smile. So why has he been shuttered in his apartment for seven days, miserable and depressed? He’ll tell you he has the flu. But we all know that’s not really true. Katherine Brooks is brilliant, beautiful and ambitious. When Kate is hired as the new associate at Drew’s father’s investment banking firm, every aspect of the dashing playboy’s life is thrown into a tailspin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • And Now For Something Completely Different

  • By Kathy on 02-17-14

Wow. Drew and Kate are an explosive Couple.

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

Reviewed: 10-03-18

When Drew Mets Kate he has no idea who she is. She know who he is and the firm where he works. They are in for a crazy trip ahead. Great way. Love his voice.