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  • Fuel the Fire

  • By: Krista Ritchie, Becca Ritchie
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer, Mark Boyett
  • Length: 17 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344

It'd take the impossible to hurt Connor Cobalt, even for a moment. At 26 his narcissistic tendencies have made room for the people he loves. And he loves Rose. But when his love is threatened, when his greatest dreams with her are compromised. What is the cost then?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Amazing Book Worthy of Being Coballoway's Last

  • By Karla on 08-20-15

Great story!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-27-15

Where does Fuel the Fire rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Fuel the Fire is a really good audiobook. Therese Plummer and Mark Boyett do a really good job of conveying the emotions and the importance of the key moments in the story for Rose and Connor. If anything, the voices for the narrators didn't exactly match my expectations going in.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved the continuing story of the Calloway sisters and their significant others. Rose and Connor are a great couple and I love their interactions and how they challenge each other.

Which scene was your favorite?

I loved quite a few scenes. Some of my favorites include Connor's birthday, the bar scene on St. Patrick's Day, Connor's press conference, the sisters on the dock, and Lily's hashtag.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I felt the emotions along with Rose and Connor, whether in their triumphs or in the moments in felt like they lost. I was laughing during the bromance scences with Connor and Lo.

Any additional comments?

This is a must-read series, but I would recommend reading the Addicted series and Calloway Sisters series following the recommended reading order as these series overlap in time and storylines.

  • Domination

  • The Submission Series, Book 2
  • By: CD Reiss
  • Narrated by: Jo Raylan, Christian Fox
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,080
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,014
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,016

I want to just clarify a couple of things. Submission is not abdication. Submission is not resignation. It's not weak or fragile. It doesn't mean I break at the first sign of trouble. Well, I broke for a few weeks. When I realized I was falling in love with Jonathan and that I'd never be the same if I allowed it to continue, I broke into a million sharp little pieces. I think I damaged him in the process. But what could I do? Stay with him and untangle the mess of his life? Commit to his rules, his secrets, his troubles? No. Just, no. If we're doing this, we're doing it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't miss this listen!!!! You'll be sorry!

  • By debra castro on 07-04-15

Amazing narrators!

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

Reviewed: 09-20-15

What made the experience of listening to Control, Burn, Resist: Books 4-6 the most enjoyable?

I love this series overall, but the narrators really stood out! Jo Raylan and Christian Fox really brought the characters of Monica and Jonathan to life. Their voices also were beyond my expectations in the best way possible.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Control, Burn, Resist: Books 4-6?

There were a number of moments that really stood out, either for a new aspect that I didn't expect or for the more emotional scenes in these books.

What about Jo Raylan and Christian Fox ’s performance did you like?

They really brought the characters and emotions to life.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I definitely wanted to continue to listen!

Any additional comments?

I've previously read the entire series in ebook, but I highly recommend getting the audio! Jo Raylan and Christian Fox bring an entirely different dimension to this series and this is probably my favorite audiobook!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • So This Is Love

  • Callaways, #2 (Volume 2)
  • By: Barbara Freethy
  • Narrated by: Emily C. Michaels
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 192
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 177
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 180

Emma Callaway, a hot fire investigator clashes with Max Harrison, a cool homicide detective in So This is Love. For Max Harrison, love seduces and then destroys. His brother went to prison for love. His father left his family for love. And Max is determined not to follow in their footsteps, until he meets Emma. While Emma is fearless on the job, Emma is a coward when it comes to love. Betrayed by an ex-boyfriend, Emma has no intention of putting her heart on the line again, until she meets Max...

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Distracted by narrator

  • By AM on 04-02-15

Great workplace romance

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

Reviewed: 07-15-15

Would you consider the audio edition of So This Is Love to be better than the print version?

Both versions are really good.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Emma! I loved her determination and courage.

Which scene was your favorite?

I loved when Emma met Max's brother for the first time. He had some great things to say about Max!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

There are a few scenes that were moving between Max and his family or between Max and Emma.

Any additional comments?

I love this series and each book can be enjoyed as a standalone. The Callaway's are a great family!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Beyond Addiction

  • Beyond, Book #5
  • By: Kit Rocha
  • Narrated by: Lucy Malone
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110

Trix changed her name and her life when she got clean four years ago. Now, she has a new family and a job she loves - tending bar and dancing at the Broken Circle. As an O'Kane, she's happy, untouchable. Until a nightmare from her old life tears her away from her home and drags her back to Hell - also known as Sector Five.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beyond fantastic!

  • By Jeremy on 01-09-15

Great narrator

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

Reviewed: 07-15-15

What did you love best about Beyond Addiction?

I love that this is a second chance romance and allows the reader to learn more about the other Sectors and the farms.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved getting to know about Trix's background and how she ended up in Sector 4.

What does Lucy Malone bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I really enjoyed how Lucy Malone moderates her voice so you can tell when she is narrating for the different characters.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

There were a few moments that moved me.

Any additional comments?

I love this series and would recommend starting at the beginning with Beyond Shame. The world building and character development span the series while each book focuses on a specific couple/set of main characters.

  • Submission

  • The Submission Series, Book 1
  • By: CD Reiss
  • Narrated by: Jo Raylan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,626
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,524
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,518

Jonathan Drazen is a known womanizer and a gorgeous piece of man I'm not letting into my heart. Ever. Yeah, he's rich, beautiful, charming as hell, and he has a wit as sharp as a double-edged razor... but he's made it perfectly clear that this is a short-term f--k. Three nights, tops, then we part like sexually satisfied grown-ups. I believe him when he says he can't love me. I'm not trying to fall in love, either. We get in. Get it on. Get the hell out. Done. Right? Right.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fan-Freaking-Tastic!

  • By Jennifer on 02-12-15

Better in audiobook

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

Reviewed: 07-15-15

Where does Beg Tease Submit - Sequence One rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the best audiobooks I've listened to!!!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Monica and Jonathan are my favorite characters. They are dynamic and complex and I love how they interacted throughout Beg, Tease, and Submit.

Have you listened to any of Jo Raylan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This was my first audiobook by Jo Raylan and she brought Monica to life. I would definitely listen to another book narrated by Jo Raylan.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I loved reading Beg Tease Submit on my Kindle, but Jo Raylan added another dimension to this story that really brought the characters to life.

Any additional comments?

I loved how Jo Raylan handled the last few chapters of Submit. Even if you've read Sequence 1, I would recommend listening to the audiobook.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Beyond Control

  • Beyond Series, Book 2
  • By: Kit Rocha
  • Narrated by: Lucy Malone
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183

Alexa Parrino escaped a life of servitude and survived danger on the streets to become one of the most trusted, influential people in Sector Four, where the O'Kanes rule with a hedonistic but iron fist. Lex has been at the top for years, and there's almost nothing she wouldn't do for the gang...and for its leader. No one says no to the king of Sector Four. Falling into bed is easy, but their sexual games are anything but casual. Attraction quickly turns to obsession, and their careful dance of heady dominance and sweet submission uncovers a need so deep, so strong, it could crush them.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great sequel

  • By Candateshia Pafford on 02-27-14

Love Dallas and Lex!

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

Reviewed: 02-01-15

What did you love best about Beyond Control?

I love that Lex is a strong, independent woman who has fought for that independence. She's a leader in Sector Four who is respected by the men and the women. Lex definitely pushes Dallas to make a move instead of circling around their obvious attraction. Dallas hides his intelligence at times, and he can be very possessive.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Beyond Control?

I loved when Lex's new tattoo was revealed and the chain of events that tattoo ignites. And it was about time, too!

What does Lucy Malone bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Lucy Malone brings emotion to the characters. I really enjoyed how Lucy Malone moderated her voice for each of the different characters.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Lust, obsession, violence. and power...the King has met his match.

Any additional comments?

I love this series! I would highly recommend reading or listening to any of the books and novellas in the Beyond series.

  • Beyond Jealousy, Volume 4

  • By: Kit Rocha
  • Narrated by: Lucy Malone
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 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 158

She's been looking for the perfect man. She found two. When Rachel Riley sacrificed a life in Eden to protect the O'Kanes, she earned her place in the powerful Sector Four gang. But the former crime princess is tired of being everyone's sweet little sister. It's time for her to get wild, to embrace her fantasies as only an O'Kane can - with a delicious exiled soldier and the gang's wickedly sinful tattoo artist.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • OMG! Awesome!

  • By Candateshia Pafford on 10-13-14

Intriguing love triangle

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

Reviewed: 11-14-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Beyond Jealousy, Volume 4 to be better than the print version?

I really enjoyed the audio version, but at times it took a little time to distinguish which POV for the chapter or part of the chapter. Lucy Malone did moderate her voice for the different characters, which was helpful.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Beyond Jealousy, Volume 4?

One of the key moments is the moment Ace and Cruz share in the middle of street fight near the end of the book. What happens next shows how Ace truly feels about Cruz and Rachel, despite his previous words and actions.

What three words best describe Lucy Malone’s voice?

Conveyed emotion, heartbreak

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes! I had previously read the book, but I still wanted to listen to the audio version.

Any additional comments?

I love this series and Beyond Jealousy is a great addition! I would recommend listening to the books in order to get a better understanding of Sector Four world.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • On a Night Like This

  • The Callaways #1
  • By: Barbara Freethy
  • Narrated by: Robin Rowan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 268
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 240
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 242

The second oldest of the Callaway clan, Aiden Callaway veered from the family tradition of urban firefighting and became a smokejumper, never questioning his choice until the job took the life of his friend, Kyle, and left Aiden with injuries and fractured memories. Everyone blames Aiden for what happened, but he doesn't remember, nor is he sure he wants to remember. The truth may clear Aiden of blame but destroy Kyle's reputation and hurt the people he left behind.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enticing story to the end!

  • By Hilary on 06-20-14

Second chance romance

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

Reviewed: 09-14-14

If you could sum up On a Night Like This in three words, what would they be?

Sweet, connection, and discovery.

What was one of the most memorable moments of On a Night Like This?

There were two really memorable moments. One was when Sara confronted her father and the other was when Aiden discovered the truth about why Kyle died in the fire.

Which character – as performed by Robin Rowan – was your favorite?

Sara

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, it was. I wanted to see how the rest of the story would unfold.

Any additional comments?

There was a good story, good pacing, and great characters. I would recommend this book and I'll be reading the other books in this series.

*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • All a Heart Needs

  • Callaways, Book 5
  • By: Barbara Freethy
  • Narrated by: Sandy Rustin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78

Sean Callaway is the black sheep of the Callaway clan, the sibling who refused to follow in the family tradition of firefighting. Instead, he lives his life in music. On the outside, he's a free-spirited rock star, but on the inside, Sean is haunted by the death of a childhood friend, a tragedy no one knows he witnessed. He's kept the secret for twenty years. But nothing stays hidden forever....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet romance with a mystery

  • By Kim Perry on 08-05-14

Sweet romance with a mystery

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

Reviewed: 08-05-14

Where does All a Heart Needs rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

So far, this is one of the better audiobooks I've listened to.

What other book might you compare All a Heart Needs to and why?

I would compare this to the Lucky Harbor series by Susan Mallery. This is a contemporary romance that you can read as a standalone. There were interesting characters and the feel that family is more than just a blood relative.

What does Sandy Rustin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I liked that Sandy Rustin changed her voice between narrating for Sean and Jessica. She brought out the emotions of the characters and the situation.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I could have listened in one sitting since I wanted to know how the mystery aspect would be resolved.