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  • Need You for Mine

  • Heroes of St. Helena
  • By: Marina Adair
  • Narrated by: Renee Raudman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170

Every red-blooded male in St. Helena wants Harper Owens...as a friend. Despite her efforts at seduction, Harper seems to be destined to end up alone. The only guy with a knack for unleashing her inner vixen is firefighter and resident rule-breaker Adam Baudouin. Agreeing to a faux-mance could help him secure a promotion - and save her family's lingerie shop, the Boulder Holder. But playing with fire has consequences.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Adorable and Sweet!!

  • By Johanna on 10-01-18

Adorable and Sweet!!

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

This book was so fun!! The town playboy and the town sweetheart enter a “fake relationship” to help both of them. Hahahaha and the rest of course is history!

The fun then comes when he falls so hard and puts his foot in his mouth. The has to figure out how to get his girl “for keeps”!

Sooo cute! So sweet!! So fun!!

This one was favorite of the three brothers!!

  • Need You for Always

  • Heroes of St. Helena
  • By: Marina Adair
  • Narrated by: Renee Raudman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138

Emerson "Emi" Blake dropped out of culinary school to care for her ailing mother, but she has bigger dreams than running St. Helena's most popular pita cart. First on the menu: upgrade to a gourmet food truck. A new part-time job as a personal chef will definitely provide the funds, but it also forces her into close contact with her one and only one-night stand, Dax Baudouin, who's daring her to try a second taste.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ADORABLE!!

  • By Johanna on 09-27-18

ADORABLE!!

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

Reviewed: 09-27-18

Dax and Emmie!

These two stubborn and sweet people fit like a glove!

I really loved how she fell but told him she needed all of him before going forward.

He fell hard and didn’t know how to handle it.

The way they got over their confusion was brilliant!!

It wasn’t exactly a slow burn but it wasn’t all sex all the time either. I really enjoyed their ebb and flow!

  • Need You for Keeps

  • By: Marina Adair
  • Narrated by: Renee Raudman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 294
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254

When it comes to caring for the furry residents of St. Helena, California, groomer and pet rescuer Shay Michaels can handle anything. Humans are another story, though--especially Deputy Jonah Baudouin. He's the town's resident superhero: upright, uptight, and jaw-droppingly gorgeous, even when he's investigating complaints about Shay's beloved foster animals. And that spells danger for Shay, a free spirit who can't risk trusting the wrong person again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • My Kind of Hero

  • By Traveling Reader on 05-10-16

Absolutely Adorable

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

Reviewed: 09-15-18

This story was the epitome of a slow burn romance.

The male lead was stubborn and hard headed but love-able. The female lead was a bit broken and gun shy of love but fell so hard for mister stubborn.

The ending made you smile so big and it made all of the struggle worth it.

Sweet, cute, love and animals!

  • Hard Beat

  • Driven Series #7
  • By: K. Bromberg
  • Narrated by: Mason Lloyd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272

Foreign war correspondent Tanner Thomas is addicted to living on the edge. Needing the adrenaline rush of his job to help him cope with a personal loss, he throws himself back into the game, concentrating all his energy on getting the next big story. But when he meets his new photojournalist, Beaux Croslyn, he can't help but feel like he's losing his focus. With secrets she won't address, Beaux is far from your ordinary woman.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not your typical romance

  • By Jennifer on 12-06-15

Awesome Story With A Few Epic Twists!

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

Reviewed: 09-08-18

I love how it was kept in the Driven world by Tanner keeping in contact with Rylee and spending time with Colton towards the end.

I loved and hated how at about 90 minutes left we were at a misunderstanding sooo vague you can’t see how they work through it. And just as he’s starting to work through SOME of it another big wrench gets thrown in!!


Ohh I was sooo mad at this book last night because I couldn’t figure out how they would get their happy ending!! So I put it down for the night and came back with a clear head in the morning.

HOWEVER once these two finally got to their happy ending it wasn’t over the top sappy just like nothing in their relationship has been throughout the story. It was really nice though!

I highly recommend this awesome story simply because it’s not your typical romance.

It’s got some of the typical signs, fighting, hot sex, small misunderstandings and then a HUGE misunderstanding that will take you a while to wrap your head around.

Very much a thinker of a read instead of a sweet read!

  • Down Shift

  • Driven Series, Book 9
  • By: K. Bromberg
  • Narrated by: Joe Arden, Maxine Mitchell
  • Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 463
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 434
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 434

Behind the wheel, racing champion Zander Donavan is at the top of his game. But after too much excess in his personal life, he's forced to step away. He needs to accomplish something all on his own - outside of his famous father's shadow. Getty Caster is running away from the abuse that clouds her past. She thinks she's found the perfect escape - until she discovers a stranger in the beachside cottage she was promised.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AN EXCELLENT BUILD TO A MOVING & TENDER LOVE STORY

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 10-11-16

Great Story!

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

Reviewed: 09-05-18

Zander and Getty fit very well together!

I really enjoyed seeing the influences of Colton and Rylee on his adult demeanor!

I saw so much of Zander’s bio mom and Rylee in him in the end of the book!

Sooo sweet!!

And her “Father” is right there with Tawny.
A$$hole central.

  • Part-Time Lover

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Shane East, Grace Grant
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 376
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356

I'll say this about Christian - he made one hell of a first impression. When I first saw the strapping man, he was doing handstands naked on a dock along the canal. His crown jewels were far more entertaining than anything else I'd seen on the boat tour, so I did what any curious woman would do - I took his photo.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A SWEET ENJOYABLE CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 06-04-18

I Loved This Story!!

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

Reviewed: 08-29-18

This story was so cute!

Takes the idea of a fake marriage and twists it!

Christian is such a fun loving person and is bright to life beautifully by Shane East!!

Grace Grant does a fabulous job voicing Elise!

They have just a tiny typical misunderstanding onwards the end of the story that’s not swelled upon too much. This story was smooth and heart warming!

  • Aced

  • Driven Series, Book 4
  • By: K. Bromberg
  • Narrated by: Sean Crisden, Tatiana Sokolov
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 574
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 538
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 544

One moment, six years ago. The night she made the world around me so much more than just a blur. Now it's the catalyst that threatens to tear us apart. Our happily was supposed to be ever after. So why do I feel like it's slipping through my fingers? How can one moment, when our world seemed so right, resurface and cause our perfect life to spiral out of control? I can't lose her; she's my checkered flag.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • very heavy story

  • By Legendery1 on 12-07-16

Beautiful Story

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

Reviewed: 08-29-18

I loved reading about their life before the epilogue of the third book and seeing how they got to that 🏁 ending of joy they rightly deserve.

Their relationship went through hell and back and it was nice to see them getting to live a happy life but not necessarily entirely a blanket “happily ever after” just an everyday happy.

Highly recommend this story for any Driven fans.

Tatiana and Sean did a great job narrating this story!

  • Crashed

  • Driven, Book 3
  • By: K. Bromberg
  • Narrated by: Tatiana Sokolov, Sean Crisden
  • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,368
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,266
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,269

You must overcome all your fears, confront the demons that chase you, and cleanse the poison that clings to your soul or you risk the chance of losing everything. Mine started the minute Rylee fell out of that damn storage closet. She made me feel. Made me whole when all I thought I could ever be was incomplete. Became the lifeline I never knew I needed. Hell yes, she's worth the fight - but how do you fight for someone you know you don't deserve?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome!

  • By Caren on 06-20-14

Beautiful

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

Reviewed: 08-25-18

This couple has gone through their ups and downs. To see it end on a happy note and a nod to a happy future, maybe not perfect as life isn’t that way, but happy makes me elated for them.

These two really get in your heart with their trials and tribulations. I damn near cried happy and sad tears with these two!!

Very much enjoyed their story thus far!

  • Fueled

  • Driven Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: K. Bromberg
  • Narrated by: Tatiana Sokolov, Sean Crisden
  • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,468
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,362
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,364

Colton stole my heart. He wasn't supposed to, and I sure as hell didn't want him to, but he crashed into my life, ignited feelings within me that I thought had died forever, and fueled a passion that I never knew could exist. Rylee fell out of that damn storage closet and into my life. Now I don't think I'll ever be the same. She's seen glimpses of the darkness within me, and yet she's still here. Still fighting for me. She is without a doubt the saint and I am most definitely the sinner.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very entertaining

  • By kezia on 03-28-14

Wow!

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

Reviewed: 08-21-18

This book was so powerful! The feels train that you are taken on in this book is so powerful!

The ending is beautiful and suspenseful and a MONSTER cliffhanger leaving with your jaw on the floor!

Very well written and extremely well performed. You really feel you are there with the characters.

  • Driven

  • Driven Series, Book 1
  • By: K. Bromberg
  • Narrated by: Tatiana Sokolov
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,830
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,688
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,699

In a world full of willing women, I'm a challenge to the roguish and achingly handsome Colton Donavan. A man used to getting exactly what he wants in all aspects of life. He's the reckless bad boy constantly skating that razor-thin edge toward out of control, on and off of the track.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • interesting

  • By Cam on 01-01-15

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 08-11-18

This was my first go round of this book.

The give and take of Colton and Rylee was fun and delicious!

This book will make you smile and laugh and maybe cry. But no matter what it will pull you in.