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  • Him and I

  • Together Duet, Book One
  • By: Melody Eve
  • Narrated by: Sarah Puckett
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 5

Love is a risk. Roman wasn’t willing to take those odds, until now. A beautiful stranger overheard telling the desk clerk she’s on her honeymoon alone arouses something in him. Something primal. Something protective. He finds himself doing and saying things he swore he never would again in an effort to understand the pain in Aria’s sensual eyes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • New to me Author AND Narrator

  • By Books all things Books on 08-11-18

Him and I

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

Reviewed: 04-03-19

Him and I. just bought this book a few hours ago. Based on the sample I thought it would be interesting and started listening. However the story jumped straight to the female off on her honeymoon. I wasted a credit. Will be retuning it today. Nothing about this book appealed to me. The woman gets to Mexico starts boring relationship and it just lost me.

  • The Mother of All Christmases

  • By: Milly Johnson
  • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

Eve Glace - co-owner of the theme park Winterworld - is having a baby, and her due date is a perfectly timed 25th December. And she’s decided that she and her husband, Jacques, should renew their wedding vows with all the pomp and Christmas ceremony that was missing from the first time round. But things keep going wrong in Winterworld - is it because the the usually competent site manager, Effin Williams, has lost his focus, or is there something more sinister going on? 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Mother of All Christmases

  • By Jan on 03-29-19

The Mother of All Christmases

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

Reviewed: 03-29-19

The Mother of All Christmases. This was a good story as usual with a great narrater As in the first book. Eve though still seems a bit on the selfish side for instance not telling her husband when she finds out she is pregnant. She is not my favourite. The other characters are great. I had to keep giving it a break as the ridiculous comments on the Daily Trumpet drive me crazy
The first one or two comments a few books ago were ok but now they are just completely stupid. I think they are supposed to be funny but I just find them so annoying. It puts me off Milly's books. So I just take ages to get through them by keep taking a break.

  • A Winter Flame

  • By: Milly Johnson
  • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 48

Eve has never liked Christmas, especially since her fiancé was killed in action in Afghanisatan on Christmas Day. So when her elderly aunt dies, the last thing she is expecting is to be left a theme park in her will. And one entirely dedicated to Christmas… Her aunt’s will also stipulates that Eve must run the park with a mysterious partner, the exotically named Jacques Glace. Who is this Jacques, and why did Aunt Evelyn name him in her will? But Eve isn’t going to back down from a challenge. She’s determined to make a success of Winterworld, no what what.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely

  • By Debb Cozzi on 07-14-15

A Winter Flame

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

Reviewed: 03-26-19

A Winter Flame. I love all Milly Johnsons books as they are light hearted full of nice characters and have a story not just full of sex. This story was fine but the main character Eve I thought was not a particularly likeable person. From the start when her aunt's will was read she was so nasty to Jack even going to snoop thru his house. She had also met a soldier who had been seeing a partner for five years. He leaves her for Eve but seems to be forgotten it is all about Eve. I would have enjoyed it more ad she been a bit more pleasant. The story itself was good as all Milly Johnson books are. I did get sick of the negativity of Eve.

  • In Your Dreams

  • By: Kristan Higgins
  • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 787
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 724
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 724

What Jack needs is an excuse to leave town. Ever since rescuing four teenagers from a car wreck, he's been hailed as a hero and the attention is making him itchy, especially since his too-pretty ex-wife is back, angling for a reunion. He's always liked Emmaline. She needs a weekend date? No problem. So when they wind up in bed together, Em chalks it up to red wine and chocolate cake, just one impulsive night not to be repeated. But Jack's pushing for more.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Only okay

  • By bebe on 06-17-17

In Your Dreams

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

Reviewed: 02-13-19

In Your Dreams was not for me. I skipped through the book did not finish tho. Like most of the Romance Package only about 10% are any good.

  • Special Delivery

  • By: Elaine Raco Chase
  • Narrated by: Destiny Landon, Lee James
  • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 87

When Roxanne Murdoch took the place of an absent employee to deliver a belly-gram, she never expected to spend New Years Eve locked in a bank with the vice president shed been sent to surprise. Yet here she was, a respectable businesswoman, dressed like a harem girl, barricaded against a howling blizzard with handsome Bram Tyler. Soon hed cracked her icy facade and melted her reserve. But what would happen at blizzards end when passion faced reality?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved It!!! Loved It!!! Loved It!!!!

  • By Jeannie on 09-01-12

Special Delivery

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

Reviewed: 02-13-19

Special Delivery was a waste of time, I found the story totally boring. The narrators were not good. The male sounded like an elderly man not a 30 year old. The female was ok.

  • The Snowflake Inn

  • By: Samantha Chase
  • Narrated by: Vanessa DeSilvio
  • Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

Grace thinks she's finally found a place to belong. Coming off of 10 years of tragedy and disappointments, her arrival at The Snowflake Inn finally gives her a reason to have hope for her future and the possibility of her forever home. Until one man arrives with the power to take it all away. Riley's world has been turned upside down. He's back at the one place that he never wanted to return to, and it looks like he may be staying longer than he planned.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Snowflake Inn

  • By Jan on 01-29-19

The Snowflake Inn

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

Reviewed: 01-29-19

The Snowflake Inn. I loved this book, the story, the characters, the narrator. A lovely warm story did not want to put down.

  • Ever After

  • The Christmas Cottage, Book 2
  • By: Samantha Chase
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Willis
  • Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 118

She walked away from her fairy-tale wedding in search of her true happily ever after. She hadn't counted on it coming searching for her first. Eight months after canceling her wedding, Ava Callahan finally has her life in order and sees nothing but blue skies ahead. A chance encounter with the man responsible for ruining her wedding has her newly organized world in chaos. Brian McCabe had persevered for eight long months seeking the woman he loves, and his patience was about to expire.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Ever After

  • By Jan on 01-29-19

Ever After

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

Reviewed: 01-29-19

Ever After. This book and The Christmas Cottage Book 1. are probably the worst books I have ever read the narrater was awful. Most Samantha Chase books are usually quite good these were not worth reading.

  • The Christmas Cottage

  • By: Samantha Chase
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Willis
  • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 187
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 166
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 168

Any couple who spends the night in the Christmas cottage shall have love everlasting.... Lacey Quinn did not believe in happily ever after or the legend of the Christmas cottage. As maid of honor for her best friend, Ava, her duties included decorating the cottage for the newlyweds. It was a simple enough task, but she hadn't counted on sexy Ean Callahan, the bride-to-be's brother, assisting her.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Bad book and bad narration..

  • By Trish R. on 12-09-17

The Christmas Cottage

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

Reviewed: 01-27-19

The Christmas Cottage. Thought this written by Samantha would be good. It was terrible the narrator was awful she sounded like a twelve year old. The storyline was pathetic skipped through most of it. Don't waste your time.

  • A Sky Full of Stars

  • By: Samantha Chase
  • Narrated by: Julia Motyka, Christopher Kipiniak
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

He's always looked to the stars. Now she's the brightest light in his universe. Brilliant astrophysicist Dr. Owen Shaughnessy feels more connected to the cosmos than to people. He's great with calculations, but when he leads a team of scientists to study a famous meteor shower, he doesn't factor in his free-spirited artist assistant, Brooke Matthews.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Sky Full of Stars

  • By Jan on 01-25-19

A Sky Full of Stars

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

Reviewed: 01-25-19

A Sky Full of Stars. Book 5 This was quite a good story but got a bit tedious. Same theme with most of Samantha's books in this series the female wants the guy he has issues from his childhood and changes his mind midway through. It was still a reasonable read. Overall I enjoyed the series.

  • This Is Our Song

  • By: Samantha Chase
  • Narrated by: Christopher Kipiniak, Julia Motyka
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59

Riley Shaughnessy knew that to stand out in his large family, he'd have to go big. Making a name for himself as a musician wasn't easy, but he followed his dreams to rock-star success. But the relentless expectations of fans is not helping the slump he's in now. So of course the person who attracts him is the woman who is not impressed by fame. Which gives Riley Shaughnessy a lot to prove.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Melodic symphony of the heart....

  • By Isha Coleman on 12-29-16

This Is Our Song

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

Reviewed: 01-25-19

This Is Our Song. Book 4. I really enjoyed this book. The story was more realistic than the other books. Entertaining and happy story, great holiday read.