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  • Broken Juliet

  • By: Leisa Rayven
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 287
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269

Cassie swore she'd never forgive Ethan for breaking her heart when they were in acting school years ago. He was her one great love, and when he refused to love her back, a part of her died forever...or so she thought. Now she and Ethan are sharing a Broadway stage, and he's determined to win her back. Finally he's able to say all the things she needed to hear years ago...but can she believe him? Has he really changed, and what makes this time different from all his other broken promises?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good

  • By jodiod on 05-12-15

An excellent ending to a great duet!

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

Reviewed: 03-15-19

Super, mega, ultra, extreme, screaming from the heavens AMAZING, well deserved Thumbs Up!!! I loved it and didn't want it to end. Outstanding story which was very well plotted, engaging and thought out. The narration was stellar and pure unadulterated perfection. A new favorite for sure!!

  • Bad Romeo

  • By: Leisa Rayven
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 412
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 381
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379

Cassie Taylor was just another acting student with big dreams at her prestigious performing arts college... then she met Ethan Holt. She was the good girl actress. He was the bad boy on campus. But one fated casting choice for Romeo and Juliet changed it all. Like the characters they were playing on stage, Cassie and Ethan's epic romance seemed destined. Until it ended in tragedy when he shattered her heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow, just wow!!

  • By jodiod on 01-02-15

ALL THE START IN THE GALAXY!

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

Reviewed: 03-13-19

I wish I could give it more stars. I wish I could scream to the world my elation over how great this story and narration is. I am just so excited because this story has everything and more. All of the things that makes me a true romance fan. All the great characters, the pace of the story, the chemistry, the build up and the angst because one can not help but feel for these characters like they were real. The narration is exceptional!! Andi Arndt, as always, is perfection. She did not loose a beat and I was able to enjoy this audio with her doing both female and Male voices. An overall outstanding audio...and like a junkie I've just pressed play on the next one.

  • Professor Feelgood

  • Masters of Love Series, Book 2
  • By: Leisa Rayven
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

Ambitious book editor Asha Tate is a hopeless romantic. Despite her mediocre track record with men, she believes in swooning, sighing, and the everlasting love of true soul mates. Sure, sex is okay, but she's not someone who's ever been driven by her animal urges. Until now. When Asha stumbles upon the scorching-hot Instagram feed of someone calling himself Professor Feelgood, she falls in lust for the first time. Not only is she left panting over photos of the professor's insane body, but his angst-filled poetry about losing his one true love speaks straight to her soul. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FEELGOOD, INDEED!

  • By 🔵🔷🔹Del-VALLE🔹🔷🔵 on 02-28-19

Loved it! Hope there are more.

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

Reviewed: 03-10-19

I have binged on the audiobooks of this series for the past 3 days and I didn't want them to end! Leisa Raven has found herself a new fan. I am in love with her stories, her pace, the chemistry build up, the way that she takes unexpected turns with her characters and that I find myself completely engrossed and engaged with her words. And the fact that Andi Arndt so expertly narrates these stories just takes it to another level. I will certainly keep a eye out for more and will dive into her backlist because I just need more. The world of romance definitely needs more of these stories. BRAVO!

  • Mister Romance

  • Masters of Love Series, Book 1
  • By: Leisa Rayven
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93

As his alter-ego Mister Romance, Max is a drop-dead gorgeous escort who makes romantic fantasies come to life. No sex, just swoon-worthy dates to die for, and the cream of New York's socialites can't get enough. Whether they want a dominating billionaire, bad boy with a heart of gold, hot geek, sexy biker, or best friend who loves them from afar, Max can make it all happen, but he's careful to keep his real identity a secret. Enter investigative journalist Eden Tate. Having caught wind of the urban legend of Mister Romance, Eden is determined to publish a scathing expose on Max.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • un-freakin'-believable

  • By erika clark on 02-10-19

Loved it! Solid story & outstanding narration.

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

Reviewed: 03-09-19

This is my first experience with this author and I am very happy to say that I enjoyed it from start to end will certainly be checking out more of her work. This audiobook was recommended to me by quite a few people and it is certainly worth the hype. The characters were very well developed, I enjoyed how both leads were flawed in in their own way but they managed to break through barriers to let themselves fall for what was happening between them. Andi Arndt delivered a spectacular narration, as always, filled with fun & flirty to emotional and sexy nuances. Her talent knows no bounds and this story certainly was a great vehicle for her to show off what she does best. Also, her Irish Male accent is TO DIE FOR!!! A solid 5 ⭐

  • Maybe Now

  • A Novel
  • By: Colleen Hoover
  • Narrated by: Angela Goethals, Jonathan Todd Ross, Rebekkah Ross, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

What is more important? Friendship, loyalty, or love? Colleen Hoover and Griffin Peterson collaborate once again to bring fans of Maybe Someday back into the musical world of Ridge Lawson and Sydney Blake.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just as good as book 1

  • By Betty Huck on 02-27-19

Five starts is not enough!! LOVED IT!!!!

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

Reviewed: 03-07-19

Well worth the wait, Colleen Hoover outdid the magic of Maybe Someday and has made Maybe Now one of my favorites of her audios! I have yet to listen to a Colleen Hoover audio that I didn't enjoy and this one just took the bar and took it up to a million more notches higher. This story is so well developed and has the listener completely and utterly captivated and in love with it's characters and their shenanigans, and even though there are very serious subject matters, there is so much hope, true friendship and an overall sense of living your life to the fullest with no regrets that one can't help but completely love and root for them. I found myself laughing out loud at so many moments, and the narration... the way each narrator brought to live their specific characters was pure perfection! Event the way the narrator that performs Bridget, with her stoic tone of "I don't care" and Zachary Webber as Ridge when he performs those moments of total and utter adoration for Sidney or moments of revelation from how he is able to experience live through their moments of connection that I found myself totally swooning and just wanting for this audio never to end. I am even more happy that Jake came into the picture allowing Maggie an opportunity to see life as full of possibility I can't say enough about how much I loved this audio! 5 HUGE STARS!!.

  • Love and Other Words

  • By: Christina Lauren
  • Narrated by: Erin Mallon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 676
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 627
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 627

Macy Sorensen is settling into an ambitious if emotionally tepid routine: work hard as a new pediatrics resident, plan her wedding to an older, financially secure man, keep her head down and heart tucked away. But when she runs into Elliot Petropoulos - the first and only love of her life - the careful bubble she’s constructed begins to dissolve.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫ Great Narration

  • By Cyndi on 04-13-18

Feeling torn...

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

Reviewed: 03-05-19

I will start by saying that the narration was fantastic! Erin Mallon did what she does best which is convey a story with emotion, honesty and she did not miss a beat!! I enjoyed the build-up of the story but felt, and knew about half way through, that all of the intrigue and the cause of what happened to these characters in the past had to do with something that could have been dealt with in a conversation. I am not a fan of stories in which the big turning point hangs in the balance of a secret or something that could have been dealt with in a conversation. I get that Macy & Elliot were 17yrs old at the time, but having all this intrigue (Basically 8hrs of audio) for a conversation that takes place in the last 30mins of the audio to make all better just doesn't seem right.

  • Best Laid Plans

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Erin Mallon, Joe Arden
  • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 767
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 732
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 727

Awkward? Maybe. But how else is a good girl going to find out if she likes being naughty? I might be sweet as cherry pie, but I'm also bold and damn curious. And Gabe is charming, trustworthy, aces at seduction (or so I hear) and - bonus! - willing to give me lessons. But to guarantee it won’t ruin our friendship, I have some specific requirements for his instruction. I want these classes to be hypothetical more than hands-on. So what if he’s hella sexy? I can handle that, no problem.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Naughty does a body good! 🔥🔥🔥

  • By The Audio Flow on 02-26-19

Lauren Blakely is a genius! The narration is LIFE!

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

Reviewed: 03-01-19

Just when I think I have a new favorite Lauren Blakely audiobook she releases a new one and BAM!! How can I not fall completely and utterly in love with this story, these characters and this narration?? It's just not possible!! The way she sets up the story, her plotting and the pace of the action is just so well done! As a listener I am always engaged, entertained and find myself not wanting to pause when real life requires me to. I loved the way Arden & Gabe's friendship came to be and how that foundation was such a strong point in their relationship. The banter among the friends was delightful and being able to see Gabe's relationship with his grandfather and parents felt so grounding and real that one could not help but completely fall for the guy and root for him the entire way. The narration was pure magic!! Having Erin & Joe perform duet style is such a treat for me as an audiobook lover and this performance felt seamless. They are amazing at what they do and knowing that Lauren as an author knows just what voices to use to bring her characters to life makes it that more special and true to the fact that I can't imagine any other narrator performing this story. A huge 5 Stars!!

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  • Bittersweet

  • The True North Series, Book 1
  • By: Sarina Bowen
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld, Tad Branson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,704
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,591
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,593

The last person Griffin Shipley expects to find stuck in a ditch on his Vermont country road is his ex-hookup. Five years ago they shared a couple of steamy nights together, but that was a lifetime ago. At 27 Griff is now the accidental patriarch of his family farm. Even his enormous shoulders feel the strain of supporting his mother, his three siblings, and a dotty grandfather. He doesn't have time for the sorority girl who has shown up expecting to buy his harvest at half price.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hot Farmer+Strong Heroine+Scenery=Perfection!

  • By Lydia D. Rella on 10-18-16

The grumpy guy the won my heart!

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

Reviewed: 02-28-19

All the stars for Griff the grumpy, gruff of a farmer and his endearing ways! From the get go I was intrigued by this man, this family and Audrey's crazy work assignments. I loved the fact that these characters had a past and the way it was written and how it all felt organic made it seem much more realistic and relatable. I was rooting for Audrey every time she went into the Shipley kitchen and cooked something that knocked their socks off! I loved both narrators performance in the nuances, the emotional tone and the pace. Tad really personified Griff! I can't imagine another voice giving life to this man. A solid audio overall!!

  • Huge Deal

  • The 21 Wall Street Series, Book 3
  • By: Lauren Layne
  • Narrated by: Samantha Cook, Zachary Webber
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

An alpha among the wolves of Wall Street, Kennedy Dawson rose to the top of the pack by striking the right contracts at the right times. But there's one deal that's been giving him a run for his money - a pact to never again let his assistant, Kate, get under his skin. She may be smart, gorgeous, and sharp as a whip, but she's definitely off-limits. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome book, why in 3rd person thought?!

  • By Anonymous User on 02-12-19

Loved it! Great banter & story.

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

Reviewed: 02-23-19

This series overall has been very enjoyable and this audiobook is no exception. I enjoy the characters and their friendships, their banter, how they genuinely care for each other. I think this was so anticipated for me because of the unrequited love aspect and seeing that evolve was very well done. The chemistry was well developed and the story had great pace. The narration was excellent all around! Both Samantha Cook & Zachary Webber performed this audio in a solid way.

  • Shopping for a Billionaire's Baby

  • By: Julia Kent
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby, Zachary Webber
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

We're ready. We've studied and planned, read all the birth and labor books, researched parenting classes, consulted our schedules, and it's time. And by "we", I mean me. Declan's just ready for the "have lots of sex" part. More than ready. But there's just one problem: My husband and his brother have this little obsession with competition. McCormick men don't just have babies. They engage in competitive billionaire Babythons.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great to catch up with Shannon & Declan!

  • By Patricia Villali Koett on 02-21-19

Great to catch up with Shannon & Declan!

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

Reviewed: 02-21-19

This is a light & sweet listen overall! It's funny, with the humor more driven towards sarcasm and some of the developments among the characters, not in the situational comedy of the previous stories. I have found so much joy in seeing Declan & Shannon mature, evolve and become so much the unit that they set out to be and that basically brings me so much joy as a follower of this series. Julia Kent has managed to keep alive so much of what originally made this series so appealing and with the solid narration of Tanya Eby & Zachary Webber one can't go wrong.

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