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  • Pucked Love

  • By: Helena Hunting
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Stella Bloom
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 319
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320

As an NHL player, relationships haven't been my thing. Shrouded in secrecy and speculation, they never last very long. But then that's what happens when you require an NDA before the first date. Until Charlene. She's like a firefly. She's elusive, and if you catch her she'll burn bright, but keeping her trapped dulls her fire and dims her beauty. I caught her. And as much as I might want to keep her, I'll never put the lid on her jar. Not at the risk of losing her. So I've let her set the rules in our relationship.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth The Wait

  • By Jess F on 07-12-18

Simply outstanding!! Amazing end to a great series

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

Reviewed: 07-14-18

Helena Hunting really delivered with this great story! It is the right mix of humor, angst and emotion. Darren is everything we could have expected from the previous books but we learn so much as to why he is a private person and even evasive. Charleen, the witty and snarky bestie to Violet, we learn there is so much underneath the surface and we see how Darren values and allows her to be who she is until she feels ready to open up. It's also great to catch up on the rest of the series characters and get a glimpse into their current lives. The narration is spot on!! perfectly cast as both narrators took to this story and melded together extremely well. Loved it!!

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  • Three Dirty Secrets

  • The Blindfold Club, Volume 4
  • By: Nikki Sloane
  • Narrated by: Muffy Newtown
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

No man can own me. I negotiate sex for money at an illicit blindfold club, but my body is not for sale. I don't submit, and I don't surrender. Until I meet him. This beautiful artist's tattoo now covers the scar of the worst mistake of my life. Being with him could expose everything I've been hiding, and although there's so much at stake, I can't stop myself. The battle for control between us is too hot, too powerful to resist. With all my dirty secrets, what's going to happen when he forces me to come clean?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hot As F***

  • By The Audio Flow on 06-26-18

Sexy & totally delicious! Loved it!!

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

Reviewed: 07-11-18

Muffy Newtown & Nikki Sloane are back together with this collaboration to continue The Blindfold Club. I pressed play and I knew from the very first chapter I was hooked. The storytelling and plotting is solid, as all of Nikki Sloane's books are. She knows just how to give you enough information to keep you guessing and wanting more. The chemistry between the characters was amazingly on point and the heat was always scorching. Muffy, as always, can do absolutely no wrong! She knows how to bring characters to life in such a realistic way that it keeps you riveted. Her performances for both female and male characters are one of the best and she does not hold back. It's a great continuation to an amazingly unique series. Loved catching up with other characters too!!

  • A Bloody Kingdom

  • Ruthless People Series, Book 4
  • By: J.J. McAvoy
  • Narrated by: Joel Froomkin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11

It has been eight years since the Callahans defeated Avian Doers and conquered Chicago. Melody is now the Governor and public face of the family, while Liam rises as the Ceann na Conairte of both the Irish and Italians. Their reach is limitless; their power endless, but is it possible to have too much power? Can Liam and Melody raise a family, a city, and an empire? Only a fool would try to stop them now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • There are not enough stars in the galaxy!! WOW!!

  • By Patricia Villali Koett on 07-11-18

There are not enough stars in the galaxy!! WOW!!

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

Reviewed: 07-11-18

An amazingly unique, entertaining, gripping, heartfelt, fast paced, one of a kind story that has you on pins and needles the entire time. I have been a huge fan of this series for a while now and decided to wait for the audio of this book to see what would happen after the last book. It was so well worth the wait and then some. The writing is as you come to expect from J.J. McAvoy... Apologetically in your face, smart, witty and sexy! This woman can do absolutely no wrong with this world that she has built. These characters and all their intricate relationships are like crack to a junkie, so good that one can't just wait for the next fix. You want to keep on going even if you know that around the corner something is going to happen to rip your heart out. Now, the narration just took this story to another stratosphere!! Joel Froomkin completely SLAYS this narration. It felt like a radio opera with all of the different characters being voiced with so much clarity and uniqueness that you would think it was a full cast of narrators instead of one man going all in for his performance. The last hour of this audio is something fierce and the emotions just overtake you. I was a goner, and like a true masochist, I wanted more. I can't wait for more!!!

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  • Escort

  • By: Skye Warren
  • Narrated by: Joe Arden
  • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

I have a blind date tonight, and I know with 100% certainty that I’m getting lucky. There shouldn’t be any surprises, not for one as jaded as me, but when I walk into the penthouse suite of L’Etoile, everything changes. For one thing, Bea is heartstoppingly gorgeous. Pale green eyes and endless freckles. Curves I want to spend all night exploring, as if her body was made for me. Her innocence makes me want to use my entire inventory of bedroom tricks on her and then invent a few more. Except that…she’s a virgin. I can initiate her into the world of desire without letting her get attached, can’t I? A few hours of tutoring, and at the end of the night a small fortune will be deposited into my bank account. Yes, you read that right. There are many words for what I do. After all, mine is the oldest profession. I’m an escort, which means this date is nothing more than a mutually enjoyable transaction. But once I realize one night with her won’t be enough, I’m the one who’s screwed.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunningly erotic, romantic & swoony

  • By Patricia Villali Koett on 07-11-18

Stunningly erotic, romantic & swoony

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

Reviewed: 07-11-18

I have loved Skye Waren books for a while now but this is my first try at her audiobooks. Joe Arden completely and utterly nails Hugo and Bea!! His cadence and tone were spot on, his performance swept me and transported me to their intimate world. This story has so much going for it...high steaks, redemption, self discovery, forgiveness and acceptance. So many emotions that grip you and wont let go! One of the best Skye Warren stories by far!!!

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  • Stone Promises

  • A Stone Brothers Novel
  • By: Samantha Christy
  • Narrated by: Jason Clarke, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212

We were childhood friends, me and the boy who would grow up to become Hollywood's hottest star. When I was six, I fell for him at the bus stop. When I was 15, he moved away, taking my heart with him. When I was 24, he came back for me, even though I didn't want him. The nine years we spent apart, I tried like hell to fill the void. Apparently, so did he. Instead of being addicted to me, he became addicted to women, drugs, and money.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 4.5 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 04-20-18

A second chance story with so much more!

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

Reviewed: 06-19-18

This story is a great follow up to the 1st book of the series, but it is much lighter in content. Although it had great twists in the plot, it is much sweeter and light from the previous one. I loved the perseverance of the Male main character. He was not going to let this opportunity slip away and I very much enjoyed seeing him rise to the occasion.

  • Getting Schooled

  • By: Emma Chase
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,549
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,477
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,478

Garrett Daniels has this whole life thing figured out. The cocky, charismatic former high school star quarterback is an idolized football coach and "cool" teacher in the hometown where he's not just a golden boy - he's platinum. He has good friends, a great house on the lake, and the best damn sidekick a man could ask for: Snoopy, the albino beagle. Then...Callie Carpenter comes home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 stars = I freaking LOVED this audiobook!!!

  • By Angela S Goodrich on 02-28-18

Very sweet and endearing. GREAT NARRATION!

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

Reviewed: 06-19-18

This is my 2nd Emma Chase audio and am glad to have pressed play. This story was very enjoyable, the characters were very well crafted and relatable and the overall message was very positive. It is a nice romance with solid chemistry and sexy times. Both narrators did a superb job at bringing to life the world build by the author to life. They always deliver and this collaboration is no exception.

  • Rogue Royalty

  • The Savage Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Meghan March
  • Narrated by: Joe Arden, Grace Grant
  • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 423
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 394
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 393

Unthinkable. Unbelievable. Inconceivable. I don’t recognize what my life has become. I can’t tell where the lies end and the truth begins anymore. He came into my world and urged me out of my safe little corner. All my dreams are coming true except the one thing I want most - my own happy ending. But I’ll fight for it. For now. For always.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must listen!! LOVE LOVE LOVE

  • By Books all things Books on 05-24-18

Great conclusion to the trilogy!

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

Reviewed: 05-24-18

What can I love more than a sexy and intriguing Meghan March story? The twists & turns and how she keeps the reader guessing! There are no shortage of surprises in this conclusion of the Savage trilogy and the narration takes it to another level. Grace Grant and Joe Arden narrate with gusto, emotion and power and as a fan it is a joy to be swept away on the words and the performance. Definitely Meghan March has found her niche and we can all pray that she continues to give us more of her words and the adventures that are always unique and unexpected.

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  • Rebel Heir: Book One

  • The Rush Series, Volume 1
  • By: Vi Keeland, Penelope Ward
  • Narrated by: Maxine Mitchell, Sebastian York
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 832
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 760
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 755

How to kick off a great summer in the Hamptons: Snag a gorgeous rental on the beach. Check. Get a job at a trendy summer haunt. Check. How to screw up a great summer in the Hamptons: Fall for the one guy with a dark leather jacket, scruff on his face, and intense eyes that doesn’t fit in with the rest of the tony-looking crowd. A guy you can’t have when you’ll be leaving at the end of the season. Check. Check. Check. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story BUT

  • By Maria on 04-25-18

A great work of build up & chemistry

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

Reviewed: 05-23-18

I will keep this review simple and to the point... These ladies are at the top of their game and never disappoint. With this said let's just be clear on the fact that they can do build up and chemistry like a sculptor does his art. They know exactly the buttons to push and the journey to take their readers to. The characters are solid, very engaging and very real. There is no ulterior motives, what you see is what you get and I loved it!! I saw coming the twist at the end since the beginning but it was still great to see the story develop. The narration, as always when it comes to these narrators is stellar and very well done.

  • Melt for You

  • Slow Burn, Book 2
  • By: J. T. Geissinger
  • Narrated by: Pippa Jayne
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 386
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 350
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 347

Socially awkward Joellen Bixby has a date every Saturday - with her cat, a pint of ice cream, and fantasies of the way-too-handsome Michael Maddox. She’d give anything to win over the unattainable CEO of her firm, but how can she when she blends in so well with her cubicle? The answer may be closer than she thinks. Cameron McGregor is a cocky, tattooed Scottish rugby captain who just moved in next door. He’s not Jo’s type - at all - but the notorious playboy is offering to teach the wallflower everything he knows about inspiring desire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Took me by surprise

  • By GSKM in sc on 05-17-18

Bravo! A new favorite audio.

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

Reviewed: 05-19-18

If I thought I loved J.T. Geissinger before this story confirms it even more. I trully think this is basically a RomCom from how much I have laughed. There is so much great banter between the characters, the witty writing and the chemistry build up makes this audio si spectacular, special and unique that it is now a favorite of mine for the year. The performance by Pippa Jayne evaluated the written word to an exponential level of enjoyment and engagement. The characters are very well developed, the sarcasm is just right and again, the level of fun and funny is perfection!! Trust the fact that this will be a unique, fresh and charming story. The slow burn part of it is just the build up, but the charming, witty and funny outweighs everything else. Deserving of every star!!! THUMBS UP!

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  • The Ruthless Gentleman

  • By: Louise Bay
  • Narrated by: Shane East, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 600
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 557
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 553

As a chief stewardess on luxury superyachts, I massage egos, pamper the spoiled, and cater to the most outlandish desires of the rich and famous. I've never had a guest want something I can't give them. Until British businessman Hayden Wolf comes aboard - all sexy swagger and mysterious requests. But guests are strictly off limits and I've never broken a rule. Not even bent one. My family are depending on me and I can't lose my job. Only problem is Hayden Wolf is looking at me like I just changed his life. And he's touching me like he's about to change mine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A SWEET FEEL-GOOD CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 05-12-18

Feeling like a sailing away with this great story!

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

Reviewed: 05-11-18

OMG!! If I thought the book was great the audio is even better!! Erin Mallon & Shane East just bring it and give you all the emotions and the angst. I love the chemistry, the build up and the amazing sexy times. Louise Bay really does an amazing job building this world and relationship aboard the ATHENA. The background conflict was well construed, the story had great pace and the emotion was always present. Avery is a great female lead with so much sass for life and yet a great sense of duty and loyalty and Hayden Wolf is focused and driven, but their chemistry is undeniable and the build up was my favorite part. THUMBS UP!!