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  • Devil's Daughter

  • The Ravenels Meet the Wallflowers
  • By: Lisa Kleypas
  • Narrated by: Mary Jane Wells
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 528
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 487
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 488

Although beautiful young widow Phoebe, Lady Clare, has never met West Ravenel, she knows one thing for certain: He’s a mean, rotten bully. Back in boarding school, he made her late husband’s life a misery, and she’ll never forgive him for it. But when Phoebe attends a family wedding, she encounters a dashing and impossibly charming stranger who sends a fire-and-ice jolt of attraction through her. And then he introduces himself...as none other than West Ravenel. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delicious Perfection!

  • By kestergayle on 02-20-19

Humor, wit and heart

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

Reviewed: 02-20-19

I loved that the heroine, Phoebe, was a strong and confident woman and doting mother and wife. The hero, Westin is a clever and self effacing man whose humility bordered on insecurity. This was a different kind of Kleypas novel in which the h did most of the pursuing. I don’t usually like that role reversal but it works for this story because of her family background and the hero was still strong in mom ways.

Kleypas fans will be delighted with cameos from beloved characters from the Wallflower series. This novel has all the qualities I enjoy with Kleypas writing: quick wit, clever dialogue, humor. The plot is fresh and doesn’t use many of the devices that the author has previously favored. Mary Jane Wells is absolutely perfect as a narrator. I liked her pacing and comedic timing better than Rosalyn Landor’s, who had narrated the older novels.

Absolutely recommend!

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  • The Only One

  • A One Love Novella - 1001 Dark Nights
  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Zachary Webber
  • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 651
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 618
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 617

Let's say there was this guy. And he gave you the most mind-blowing night of sex in your life. And you never saw him again. Until 10 years later. Now, it turns out he's the only one in all of Manhattan whose restaurant is available for my charity's event. The trouble is, he doesn't recognize me.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Only One Melts Heart by Audio!

  • By The Audio Flow on 06-29-17

Sweet story. Likable main characters

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

Reviewed: 04-04-18

The characters were smart and actually communicated with each other. Performers did a great job. Was worth the time spent listening.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dane's Storm

  • By: Mia Sheridan
  • Narrated by: Lance Greenfield, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,747
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,613
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,606

Dane was her first kiss and the only man she ever loved...until their marriage crashed and burned. Now Audra has built a quiet life for herself running a flower shop she's put her whole heart into. But Audra is left reeling when an unexpected circumstance brings Dane back into her world. He's still as breathtaking as he ever was, and he still affects her more than any man she's ever known. Yet learning to trust him again could be a matter of life and death....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Second chance/Survival story. Performance just okay.

  • By Avid Reader on 04-03-18

Second chance/Survival story. Performance just okay.

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

Reviewed: 04-03-18

Spoiler alert. The pace of the first half was slow and hard for me to get into. It took too long for the couple to see each other again in present time. I feel like the the scenes with the secretary were unnecessary. I forwarded through a lot. Personally, I don’t like it when the hero dates other women while they’re apart but the heroine never does. Doesn’t feel believable that she never tried to move on in 8 years and feels unequal. It made him seem like such a catch but she she was a bit too pitiful.

The second half was a combination survival and second chance romance. The pacing was faster and they interacted more so I liked this half better. This part had more angst.

The male narrator sounded a lot like Henry Winkler to me and I felt like he made a lot of the male POV overly dramatic and older sounding. I couldn’t get used to him. The female narrator was a little breathy but overall I liked her performance.

I speeded through the slow scenes but did finish it and enjoyed the ending. The characters had great chemistry and you could feel the love between them. I think that’s why it bothered me so much that there wasn’t more of the chemistry throughout and better pacing. I would listen to the author’s other books but would hesitate if the same male narrator was used.

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