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  • Upending Tad Bundle: Volumes 1, 2, 3

  • Upending Tad: A Journey of Erotic Discovery
  • By: Kora Knight
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122

Volumes one, two, and three of the Upending Tad series. In Loser Takes All, Tad's weekend starts out like any other; hitting a college frat party with a handful of buddies. But just as the evening hits its peak, things get up-ended fast. Ditched by his drunken, trolling friends, Tad winds up getting hustled by three jocks playing poker. Now, he's forced to pay his dues in the most outlandish of ways by spending an hour with his victors' favorite flogger, Scott.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • hot as hell

  • By Rebecca Azizov on 05-06-18

One of the best series!

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

I read book one via kindle but had absolutely no issue going back to the beginning and enjoying Scott and Tad’s story from the start. Warning: this is way better than a one handed read ;). The buildup and sexual release is delicious and will drive you crazy in a great way.

  • The Pharaoh's Concubine

  • By: Z. A. Maxfield
  • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

As mob boss Yvgeny Mosko s open secret, Dylan Anderson is happy enough with a passionate, if loveless, arrangement that affords him a life of luxury. But at 36, he wonders how committed Mosko will be to an aging lover. He finds out when a rival gang kidnaps him in a turf war everyone s sure to lose. Mosko unleashes deadly force, leaving no one alive except for a young man whose dark eyes tug at Dylan's heart and the conscience he thought he'd excised long ago.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An all time favorite

  • By Heather on 07-19-17

Five stars? Gah! Hardly!

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

Reviewed: 08-08-18

I’m sitting here wondering how it’s possible that I listened to the same audiobook as those who rated this as a five. I was very interested in the plot and for the first 3 chapters, I was good (although the narration wasn’t good - sounded like it was recorded in a non-professional setting). After that, it went downhill fast. The actions and the reactions of the main characters was completely unbelievable. The writing - well I like this author and I wondered if maybe it was a very early book or if someone submitted it under their name.

  • Making It Personal

  • By: K. C. Wells
  • Narrated by: Cornell Collins
  • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151

Blake Davis is in the closet. And he's going to stay that way. Because if his father finds out he's gay, Blake could lose everything he's worked so hard to achieve during the last six years as CEO of Trinity Publishing, the fastest rising star in the publishing firmament. Not that coming out wouldn't solve a couple of problems. Maybe then his father would stop trying to set him up with yet another empty-headed, social-climbing girlfriend.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story!

  • By Trio on 02-28-18

Started Out Solid and then whaaaat?

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

Reviewed: 06-17-18

First 2/3 oft the book - solid 4.0. After that, it was like the author wanted to rush through a particular sub-plot involving Blake's father...and then...the author wanted to prolong (painfully) another sub-plot involving a secondary character. Those two factors turned a very enjoyable book into one that left me feeling meh.

  • Jagged Edge

  • By: Jo Raven
  • Narrated by: Teddy Hamilton, Iggy Toma
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165

I don’t want Jason Vega. Not at all. It’s the worst idea ever. Ah, hell... Jason is handsome. Smart. Dangerous. Hot. He’s goddamn gorgeous - but he’s also sleeping on the street, hanging out with the local biker gang, and selling his body for a living. Our lives, our paths, couldn’t be further apart. I’m crawling toward the light while he’s falling into the dark. But it doesn’t matter how different we are or what logic dictates.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What a ride

  • By Kate M on 03-14-18

Lots of Angst

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

Reviewed: 06-10-18

This is my first book by this author (audio or otherwise).

It's a m/m romance about two broken boys - Jason (a hooker) and Raine (the younger brother of a character - Ocean - from a previous book). Both guys have endured horrific childhoods but have chosen to deal with the pain differently.

I liked both characters however, the amount of inner dialog just about drove me crazy.

The sex is smokin' hot (have a fan near you).

Having two narrators worked okay here - would have been okay with just one too.


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  • Risky Behavior

  • Bad Behavior, Book 1
  • By: L. A. Witt, Cari Z.
  • Narrated by: Michael Ferraiuolo
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156

It’s day one of Darren Corliss’ career as a detective, and not only has he been assigned a notoriously difficult partner, but the guy might also be a pill-popping dirty cop. Internal Affairs needs proof, and Darren gets to be their eyes and ears whether he wants to or not. Detective Andreas Ruffner doesn’t play by the rules, and he doesn’t play well with others. With bodies piling up and a list of suspects who are way above his pay grade, the last thing he needs is a wet-behind-the-ears kid for a partner.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Action pack

  • By bre on 02-23-18

Hang in there

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

Reviewed: 05-26-18

It took me a few chapters into the book before I fell in love with it so if you're experiencing the same, hang in there - it will all pay off.

  • Desert Tryst

  • 1Night Stand
  • By: Susanne Saville
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 88

The cat-and-mouse game between professional assassin Dmitri Dzerzhinsky and FBI Special Agent Thomas Dalton may be developing into something more, at least for Dmitri. Blurring which side Dmitri's on can't continue. Hoping to get rid of his desire for Thomas, Dmitri goes to 1Night Stand for help.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wish it was longer

  • By Jessica on 12-15-17

More Please!

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

Reviewed: 05-19-18

This is the first time I have read/listened to anything from this particular author. Had it not been for the audible romance package, I probably would have never tried it out.

The story involves two rivals who through chance, come together for a one night stand. It was a fantastic story - i only wish that it was longer.

Greg Tremblay - as always - gives a great performance here.

  • The Monet Murders

  • The Art of Murder, Book 2
  • By: Josh Lanyon
  • Narrated by: Kale Williams
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237

The last thing Jason West, an ambitious young FBI Special Agent with the Art Crimes Team, wants - or needs - is his uncertain and unacknowledged romantic relationship with irascible legendary Behavioral Analysis Unit Chief Sam Kennedy. And it's starting to feel like Sam is not thrilled with the idea either. But personal feelings must be put aside when Sam requests Jason's help to catch a deranged killer targeting wealthy, upscale art collectors. A killer whose calling card is a series of grotesque paintings depicting the murders.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Disturbingly wonderful!

  • By Aethena Drake on 01-22-19

West! Kennedy!

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

Reviewed: 03-17-18

After listening to book 1 I knew book 2 was an auto-buy.

What I liked: Kale Williams is fast becoming my favorite narrator. His voice is all sorts of things: intriguing, soothing, and hot as heck. I’ve already searched through audible to find other books he has narrated....

What I like part 2: I am in love with this couple. They are so different yet you can understand why they are drawn to each other.

What confused me for a bit: someone else mentioned in their review that West had sex with someone else and this seemed to not sit well. I get that however it was an important part of the plot and the relationship of West and Kennedy. Note: West was not cheating on Kennedy.

What irritated me: Jason West has a lot of inner dialogue with himself and at times I wanted to scream GET ON WITH IT!

Book 3 has recently been released (but not yet on audible). I’ll be warring with myself re: should I wait for the audible version or if I’m going to break down and buy the kindle version.

  • Soul Storm

  • By: Maris Black
  • Narrated by: Peter Verbena, Bruce Cullen
  • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 77

Dave Ballard is a tool. A high-level music exec with only one thing on his mind: getting ahead by leveraging the talents of others. When a coworker talks him into going to the middle of nowhere to scout a troubled singer, Dave thinks it will be an exercise in futility. But once he sees the mysterious silver-tongued Luca Wayne on stage, he changes his tune.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Creepy as Kevin Spacey

  • By Ben on 11-05-17

Much better than expected

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

Reviewed: 02-04-18

I love nothing more than a story about broken characters. Luka is a talented singer who is lost without his brother. His talent is obvious and A/R Director Dave is all about signing him until he isn’t. Luka is too broken. Too much of a risk. Luka sets out to prove him wrong and over time, we see that Dave isn’t nearly as put together as he seems.

I loved the journey. It felt right. A secondary character (Miles) was a little bit annoying and I’m wondering if there’s a book for him in the future.

This was a short audible book however it felt like just the right length.

I don’t think that I’ve ever listened to either narrator before and it took me awhile to adjust to the duel narrative approach.

Definitely worth the purchase.

  • The Long Way Home

  • By: Z. A. Maxfield
  • Narrated by: J.F. Harding
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 419
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 407
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 407

Ever since the accident that cost him his job on the Seattle police force, Kevin Quinn has been living with psychic abilities he refers to as the 'gift that keeps on taking'. His attempts to use his talents to help the police have been met with limited success. Yet, when teenage boys start going missing from the beach cities of Southern California, Kevin gets on a plane.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling Mystery and Romance

  • By Belen on 11-20-16

Loved!

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

Reviewed: 02-03-18

It took me a full 2 chapters before I was hooked. Loved the characters, loved the mystery, and I’m sad that the book is over. Will look to see if there are any sequels because these two characters are awesome.

  • Limited Liability

  • Sin City, Book 2
  • By: Tricia Owens
  • Narrated by: Nick J. Russo
  • Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

Ethan has moved to Las Vegas to become the lover of Maxmillian Poole, and although things sizzle between them in the bedroom, Ethan is frustrated by his lack of employment. How can he be an equal partner if he doesn't hold a job? When a reputed mob boss forces Maxmillian to hire Ethan as a bodyguard at the Elite Poole, Ethan is thrilled. But having Ethan work for him strains Max's ability to separate business from pleasure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unlimited Fun

  • By Charo on 11-02-16

Nick Russo is always an auto buy

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

Reviewed: 07-24-17

I enjoyed the first book however the second book from a storyline perspective disappointed me. While Ethan continues to be a reckless and naive Hoosier transplant (we knew and accepted this coming in) it is Max's change in behavior that disturbed me most. No one as business savvy as Max takes the risks that he took in this particular storyline.

Assuming Nick Russo narrates the next book, I'll most likely buy/listen.