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  • Texas Wild

  • Texas Heroes: The Gallaghers of Sweetgrass Springs, Volume 2
  • By: Jean Brashear
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

Hollywood's hot playboy stuntman Randall Mackey replaced the adrenaline rush of his career in the SEAL Teams with another life-courting danger, but that existence is jeopardized by injury. The sexy bad boy of Sweetgrass Springs returns to the town where his teenage exploits made him a legend, only to find that his buddy's tomboy little sister has grown up in very interesting ways....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wild Hearts or Wild Horses?

  • By Theresa on 11-17-18

Mackey and Rissa

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

I enjoy visiting Sweetgrass Springs. You can't beat the feeling of love, family, loyalty, and safety.

Mackey and Rissa had demons to put behind them. With the support of family and friends, plus the trauma Rissa had to endure, they found success in breaking down the last barriers to their HEA.

The narration on this book was excellent. Eric Dove was able to provide each character with their own voice and personality, so that you could do nothing else but be completely engaged in the story.

I voluntarily listened to and reviewed this audio book received from the author.

  • Texas Roots

  • Texas Heroes: The Gallaghers of Sweetgrass Springs
  • By: Jean Brashear
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122

When scandal and an ambitious prosecutor wreck talented chef Scarlett Ross' life and she learns of a grandmother she never knew she had, she flees the notoriety to pay an anonymous visit to Sweetgrass Springs, Texas, a town kept alive only by her grandmother's determination and carried on the strong shoulders of sexy Texas cowboy Ian McLaren. There she is surprised to discover a yearning to sink roots deep in the Texas Hill Country - but she is terrified that the secrets she's hiding will endanger everyone she's come to love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Zena on 07-01-16

4.5 stars

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

Reviewed: 10-10-18

I loved Ian and Scarlett. Both were able to free themselves of issues from their past. Ruby was able to get a little closure along with the love of a granddaughter. Both Ruby and Scarlett had sassy characters that were fun to read about.

Great beginning to the Series. A quick, engaging read for of love, romance, loyalty to family and friends, and a strong sense of community. The chemistry between Ian and Scarlett didn't hurt either.

Once again, Eric Dove brought life to an already excellent story. It gave an enhanced feeling to the characters and the overall feel of the story.

I voluntarily listened and reviewed this audio book received from the author.

  • Texas Danger: The Marshalls

  • The Marshalls, Book 3
  • By: Jean Brashear
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

Rancher Case Marshall is driving a truck instead of his hell-raiser Harley after a crooked partner nearly bankrupts his Flying M Ranch. Society girl Samantha St. Claire never dreamed she'd be on the run from the mob - or that she'd find her white knight at a truck stop. Their worlds couldn't be less compatible or their attraction more high-octane… but there are dangers and shocking secrets to battle before they can dream of a future together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting!

  • By Just My Opinion on 01-10-18

Danger, Action, Suspense, and Romance

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

Reviewed: 08-20-18

This book is just as good as an audio book as it is as an ebook.

I read the ebook about 4 years ago. Cole and Sammie have such great chemistry. Sammie was very down to earth and possessed an inner strength that I don't think she realized was a part of her.

Cole was the quintessential knight in shining armour, and he also did not see himself in that role.

The story was full of romance, sexy times, danger, action and suspense. There were a number of "edge of your seat" moments. So you really look forward to Cole and Samantha's HEA.

The book was well written, and Eric Dove's narration keeps you equally as engaged as the ebook. I hate to do laundry, but I managed to get it all done while listening to this book. It was not a chore this time.

I voluntarily listened and reviewed this audio book.

  • Cade

  • By: Liliana Hart
  • Narrated by: Mark Comstock for EEC International
  • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206

More than fireworks explode between Cade and Bayleigh when she discovers the real reason he relentlessly pursued her, but by then it's too late, because she's already been drawn into a deadly game of desire, deception and revenge.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Smexy read

  • By K. April Holgate on 05-20-14

More Intense than Reading the Kindle version

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

Reviewed: 07-21-18

I read the Kindle version, but something about the narration made everything more intense. I can't quite explain why. it could be because I read the book a few years ago and time makes you look at things differently.

This was a fast paced book with some suspense. The whole Carlos and the cartel storyline seemed secondary to the sexual gymnastics of Cade and Bayleigh.

I think Mark Comstock did a really good job narrating the book. I think some people will appreciate how he racheted up the sexual intensity. My Bluetooth headphones died in the dentist's waiting room. You have never seen someone move so fast to turn down the volume.

If steamy sexy scenes offend you, this is definitely not the audiobook for you.

  • Texas Star: Texas Heroes

  • The Marshalls, Book 2
  • By: Jean Brashear
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

Sexiest Man Alive Josh Marshall is on his way home to Texas, when he rescues a woman on the run. In contrast to the many women crushing on him all over the world, this woman does not trust him and wants nothing to do with him, seeking to escape every time his back is turned. Elena Navarro is running from an abusive husband with criminal ties. Terrified to trust anyone, she finds Josh's tender care a miracle, but his fame could be a death sentence for them both.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Just A Pretty Face!

  • By Just My Opinion on 01-09-18

A Little Too Much Angst

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

Reviewed: 07-12-18

I read this book several years ago. It was not one of my favorite Jean Brashear books. I didn't get that same sense of romance from this one for some reason.

In reality, I do empathize with Elena's fears, based on the life she lead with Richard. But, when I am reading/listening to a romance novel, I don't want all of the angst. Josh was out of control when trying to keep Elena safe , but, luckily he had Quinn to help keep him somewhat sane.

It seemed like Elena's angst was never ending. It was exhausting. Normally when I finish a romance I have a smile regarding the HEA, but I was tired when this was over.

The end was suspenseful and full of action, but getting there was a long road.

The audio book made the angst much easier to handle. Listening to Eric Rove's narration helped to keep you involved in the story and not focus on how long it took the romance aspect to come into play.

I voluntarily listened to and reviewed the audio Book that was provided by the author.

  • Just for Fun

  • Escape to New Zealand, Book 4
  • By: Rosalind James
  • Narrated by: Claire Bocking
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 521
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 474
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 472

Nic Wilkinson is a responsible, organized, disciplined rugby player at the top of his game. Emma Martens is a sometimes-scattered, often-emotional, and always-broke would-be designer with a big chip on her shoulder where Nic's concerned. They have no history together, except one perfect week. Nothing in common anymore, except the most important thing of all. Getting together again would be messy. Complicated. Scary. And, just maybe, worth every risk.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Emotional and Lovely

  • By Mom on the Run on 10-13-14

Loved the Audio version!

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

Reviewed: 07-03-18

This is one of my favorite Rosalind James books. I love Nic and Emma's second chance love story. It's romantic sweet, and sexy. It's not all smooth sailing for Nic, Emma and their son, Zach. It is also not full of angst.

I thought the ebook was good, but Claire Bocking's narration really kicks it up a notch. Her delivery flows so well that you completely forget she is reading the entire book and providing personalities for all of the characters.

Excellent!

  • Alpha's Challenge

  • An MC Werewolf Romance (Bad Boy Alphas, Book 4)
  • By: Renee Rose, Lee Savino
  • Narrated by: Benjamin Sands
  • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

I’ve got a problem. A big, hairy problem. An enforcer from the Werewolves Motorcycle Club broke into my house. He thinks I know the Werewolves’ secret, and the pack sent him to guard me. By the time he decides I’m no threat, it’s too late. His wolf has claimed me for his mate. Too bad we can’t stand each other...until instincts take over. Things get wild. Naked under the full moon, this wolfman has me howling for more. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Alpha's Challenge

  • By grammatoni47 on 07-03-18

I Think this is My Favorite of the Series

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

Reviewed: 07-01-18

I believe this book is my favorite of the series. I thought I enjoyed the ebook. I LOVED the Audiobook. It seemed more intense, much funnier, and more entertaining. Benjamin Sands did an excellent job narrating!!

I voluntarily listened and reviewed this audiobook.


Below is my ebook review posted on Amazon:

Foxfire was the epitome of a smartass, but the chemistry she and Tank had was great. Their characters were fun, kind of snarky, and well matched. Tank was the beta of the pack, but he absolutely was an Alpha male.

Foxfire was funny, quirky, fearless, independent, smart, and drove Tank to distraction. Tank had no idea what he was getting into when he went to fulfill an assignment from his alpha. I was also impressed with the way Foxfire took her newfound situation in stride.

A sexy, romantic suspense with a good deal of action and mystery.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Texas Refuge

  • Texas Heroes: The Marshalls Book 1
  • By: Jean Brashear
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

Quinn Marshall is haunted after nearly dying in a failed attempt to save his sister. The last thing the former Houston homicide detective wants is another woman to watch over, but someone important to his brother Josh is in trouble, and Quinn's basic nature is to protect. Soap opera star Lorie Chandler has already lost her husband to an obsessed fan and now her son is the madman's new target.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heart Wrenching!

  • By Just My Opinion on 01-05-18

Visions of a Stalker

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

Reviewed: 06-16-18

The narrator, Eric Dove, was very good. He manages to keep you so engaged in the story that you forget he is reading all the characters.

I read this book a few years ago, but listening to the audio book made it seem even more suspenseful. This was a good story on its own merit. Quinn and Lori had a strong connection along with the intense chemistry they shared. I enjoyed Quinn and Grant's relationship. Quinn's gift was an interesting addition to the story. Having Tia Consuela and Lori helping him to embrace it, made me wonder if they noticed that Grant seemed to have a gift of his own.

I love an audiobook because I don't have to miss out my reading. I can continue to do other things while listening to the book.

I voluntarily listened and reviewed this audiobook.

  • Texas Bad Boy

  • Texas Heroes: The Gallaghers of Morning Star, Book 3
  • By: Jean Brashear
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68

The final book in New York Times and USA Today bestselling Texas romance author Jean Brashear's TEXAS HEROES: The Gallaghers of Morning Star series—stories rich with emotion, ripe with secrets, scandals and sexual tension. Everyone thinks Lacey DeMille is the next thing to royalty, a society girl with beauty, brains and money-but sexy Texas bad boy Devlin Marlowe knows better. Twenty years after being exiled in disgrace for daring to want her, the boy from the wrong side of the tracks has sweet revenge in his grasp...for only he knows that her whole life is built on a lie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Texas Heroes

  • By Kindle Customer on 05-01-18

Dev and Lacey's Secrets

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

Reviewed: 05-20-18

I read this book a couple of years ago. Listening to the audiobook was an interesting change. The narration pulled me into the story in a much different way then reading it did.

The narrator did an excellent job verbally capturing each personality. I could completely forget that Eric Dove was Maddie's and Lacey's voice as well as Boone, Dev, and Mitch.

This was a good read on its own. It hints at a mystery. Has its own car share of secrets and angst, but up to had the same foundation of family, love, and support as the other Morning Star books.

I voluntarily listened to and reviewed the audiobook, but I own the ebook.

  • Teach Your Heart

  • Bounty Bay Series, Book 3
  • By: Tracey Alvarez
  • Narrated by: Rosie O'Toole
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Doctor O-for-Awesome Owen Bennett is all about fixing broken things and being responsible. His motto? Rules are helpful boundaries. Rules can be fun. But when he’s temporarily put in charge of three precocious kids, chaos reigns, and his list of household rules gets tossed out the window. Except one. Under no circumstance will he get involved with the kids’ tempting new nanny. After four years flitting around Europe, waitress/dog-walker/au-pair Gracie Cooper returns home to Bounty Bay for her brother’s wedding.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Open Your Heart To Love!

  • By Betababe on 08-28-18

A Sweet Romance

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

Reviewed: 04-29-18

This was a story of two people with very opposite backgrounds. Their adult lives were very different than their upbringing, but, they managed to find common ground while caring for Owen's nieces and nephew.

Gracie was able to tap into the fun loving, relaxed part of Owen that allowed him to not only open up to the kids, but to Gracie as well.

Owen and Gracie's friends helped her to recognize that she was more than a flighty female.

This was a pretty light hearted romance that was sweet, sexy, and funny. Definitely low level angst. The narration was pretty good. Normally this narrator immediately makes me forget the book is being narrated and pulls me into the story. For some reason, this time I spent some time listening more to her voice than the story. I'm not sure why, but I found it to be a bit more distracting than normal. It was probably just me. I was able to get right
back into the flow after a bit.

I voluntarily listened to and reviewed this Audio Book.