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  • My Men

  • Men Series, Book 2
  • By: Andrea Smith
  • Narrated by: La Petite Mort, Ruby Rivers
  • Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

This sequel to “These Men” finds Paige, Eli and Cain trying to add to their family. Unfortunately, they've been trying for several months with no luck. The stork seems to be ignoring them...or is he? When an unexpected person shows up on their doorstep, it isn't quite the bundle of joy they've been hoping for, but their lives are about to get even more interesting. Someone from Eli's past is about to play havoc with their summer, and put a crimp in their love lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Men

  • By Sarah G on 04-21-17

Good follow up to My Mem

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

Reviewed: 03-09-17

I loved going back to the characters Andrea Smith created! My Men picks up a bit after These Men ends. Everyone has settled into their new threesome relationship status. Life is rarely calm for very long! When someone from the past shows up, it threatens the HEA that was so hard won .

What kept this from being a 5* was Lindsey. She tends to come off as immature & a bit whiny. I'm not sure why she's hard for me to relate to. She has grown up & grown on me from the first book! I will definitely read/listen to more in this series.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Hard Edit

  • Sequel to Black Balled
  • By: Eva LeNoir, Andrea Smith
  • Narrated by: Joel Leslie
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106

After a year of a seemingly happily-ever-after, Troy Babilonia throws a curve ball that smacks Larson Blackburn right in the head. When Troy's debut novel, Bridge to Lonely, threatens to overshadow Larson's own success, inviting a past shadow into the light of their present, the two alphas must learn to adjust.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • perfect

  • By Charo on 01-24-17

Great book

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

Reviewed: 03-09-17

When you have Joel Leslie, Andrea Smith & Eva LeNoir together, magic happens. Joel Leslie could read the stock report & I would listen to it on repeat. Andrea & Eva were able to put together another book full of male ego, laughter & tender moments. Hard Edit isn't Black Balled 2. It stands on its own merit, having twists, turns and positions. Grab tissues, because once you hit play you won't want to stop!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • More Than Friends/Drunk in Love

  • More Than Friends, Book 1-2
  • By: Aria Grace
  • Narrated by: Douglas Dale
  • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 38

In Book 1, Ryan is struggling to get over the break-up from his long-term girlfriend. When he finally decides a fling might be exactly what he needs to move on, he expects to find it in a woman. But when he meets Drea's hot cousin, he feels an attraction to Zach that he's never felt before. But Ryan isn't gay.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Books 1 & 2

  • By Phil on 01-05-17

Books 1 & 2

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

Reviewed: 01-05-17

I'm so glad this is a duo & I could instantly start book 2! As I've come to expect, Aria Grace spins a story of young love & heartbreak that leaves you wanting to soothe as well as yell at her characters. They are all too human & fallible, easily relatable. New love is full of pitfalls, bruised hearts & hot steamy nights. When a smoking hot ex is combined with the uncertainty of a first time same sex relationship, disaster strikes.


  • Looking for Home

  • More than Friends, Book 9
  • By: Aria Grace
  • Narrated by: Tim Todd
  • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

Evan was heartbroken when Nick left him two years ago to live a party life. He focused on his job as a truck driver and put his own needs on the back burner. Georgie is a favorite at Paddles, providing personal entertainment to anyone looking for a sexy femme boi. When they meet at a party, it doesn't seem like more than a superficial connection. Neither expect to find actual happiness from each other.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Journey from Loneliness to Love

  • By Michael Adam Reale on 01-21-17

Georgie!

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

Reviewed: 12-12-16

I've been rooting for Georgie to find his person for what felt like forever. He's been one of my favorite characters from Paddles, always so happy and full of life. Unfortunately behind the smiles, there is a sadness that all too often isn't seen. We met Evan briefly in a previous book, but he touches something and stuck with me. Maybe it was just the way he cares & nurtures without judging.

The chemistry between Georgie & Evan is off the charts. They are drawn to each other, feeling more than just the usual attraction. Self control isn't high on Georgie's list, yet he finds himself trying, wanting to do more, be more for Evan. When Georgie has the chance to leave his job at Paddles, it may give them the push needed.

Tim Todd really brings Aria Grace's books to life! He showcases the personalities, gives added dimensions to already wee developed characters.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Choosing Happy: M/M Romance

  • More than Friends, Book 3
  • By: Aria Grace
  • Narrated by: Michael Ferraiuolo
  • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 51

Steve is living in Portland with many regrets. He has alienated the people he cares most about by making bad choices that continue to haunt him. When he meets a kid who's in a bad relationship and needs some help, Steve reluctantly offers it, knowing it's his chance to redeem himself. What he doesn't expect is to find happiness. It's there; all he has to do it choose to accept it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Read... Erotic Fiction with an Emotional Side

  • By Striker on 03-10-16

Steve & his Little Duck

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

Reviewed: 12-12-16

Since I read/listened to these books out of order, I started this knowing more about Steve than we saw in book 2. That said, it was interesting for me to see Steve from the beginning, to learn about his Little Duck.

I loved the growth Steve went through, the self realizations & control he learned. Joey's story pulls at you, giving a glimpse into a life that is too often overlooked. Both men have scores of baggage to unload before they can learn to trust what is starting between them. Aria Grace continues to showcase well developed stories that have varied characters, excellent plot, enough action to keep your heart in your throat & your temperature on the verge of over hearing!

Michael Ferraiuolo does a brilliant job bringing Steve's strength & confidence (arrogance) to life. He shows Joeys fear, insecurities & devotion without portraying him as weak or inferior. In the heat of the action, each character is clearly defined, their personality shining through. I'll be looking for more from both Aria Grace and Michael Ferraiuolo!

  • Hands On: M/M Romance

  • More than Friends, Book 5
  • By: Aria Grace
  • Narrated by: Tim Todd
  • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 67

Patton is new to town and hasn't met a lot of people outside of the salon he works at as a massage therapist. He wants a relationship but he's quick to fall in love and even quicker to scare away most men he's interested in. When he meets an outgoing bartender named Caleb, he is immediately attracted but isn't sure he can date someone that has to flirt for tips all night long. Unfortunately, that's not the worst thing Caleb does to make a living.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hands On

  • By Stacy Thompson on 02-09-18

Another great book by Aria Grace

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

Reviewed: 11-18-16

I started binge listening to Aria Grace's More Than Friends series while on a long road trip. It's been a long time since I became instantly hooked on an author. When you add Tim Todd to an emotionally charged story, it becomes more. More intense, more heart wrenching, more heat packed in every kiss.
The story of Patten & Caleb is unexpected. Hands On is one of those books that stays with you after you close the book. Every time I had to stop or take a break, I found my mind wandering back, wanting to be with them. I enjoyed seeing the men from the earlier books make appearances, without this story depending on reading the previous books.

  • Guns Blazing

  • By: Andrea Smith, Eva LeNoir
  • Narrated by: Joel Leslie
  • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122

My name is Lloyd Ledbetter and I am the best lawyer New York criminals can buy. My obsession to detail is their saving grace. I'm focused, determined and one-track minded. Nursing my broken heart for the last few months, I've stayed away from anything that could resemble a relationship. Until Luke Gunner.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome book!

  • By Allison's Book Corner on 12-12-16

I could listen to Joel Leslie read ANYTHING (everything!)

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

Reviewed: 11-18-16

Oh my hotness... I swear every time I listen to Joel Leslie, he gets more sultry. His voice flows, entices you to listen just a few more minutes. He brings Lloyd & Luke to life, bringing out their unique personalities.

This is my favorite Andrea Smith/Eva LeNoir book to date! While slightly annoying in Black Balled, Guns Blazing brings Lloyd to life. We get to see the man behind the submissive. Luke Gunner. Mmmm... how I'd like to keep him! He picks Lloyd up and is determined to never put him back. The chemistry is off the charts and then they added Joel Leslie (yes, I'm fan girling, lol).
I've listened to this twice and will probably go back again.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • These Men

  • G-Man Series
  • By: Andrea Smith
  • Narrated by: Tor Thom, Charley Ongel
  • Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 92

Taz has a younger sister and Paige Matthews has a lot to learn - about everything, including herself. At age 22, Paige finds herself driving across the country to start an internship with the FBI in Quantico, Virginia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really good story

  • By T from Florida on 12-25-16

Sexy & sweet

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

Reviewed: 11-18-16

I read this story when it was first published & love that it's now on audible! These Men quickly draws you in, surrounding you with characters you love. If you've read/listened to Andrea's other books, you might recognize a few of them. But I digress...

These Men will pull at your heart, twist you in knots and have you searching for a fan because it's smoking hot! The narrators did a good job with the different voices & personalities. They kept me focused on the story, letting me get lost in this steamy, crazy world.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • My Name is Luka

  • More Than Friends, Book 7
  • By: Aria Grace
  • Narrated by: Tim Todd
  • Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

Brad spends his days swinging a hammer and his weekend nights pouring drinks just to keep his nose clean. At only 21, he's already had enough trouble to last him a lifetime. But when he realizes the boy upstairs has new injuries that coincide with loud shouting matches from that apartment, he knows he has to do something to help.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very sweet

  • By Nomi on 09-07-16

Bring tissues!!!

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

Reviewed: 11-15-16

When I started my binge listening Aria Grace, I only read the description of 1 book. After that, I one clicked several more (audio & kindle versions). I started Luka without reading the blurb.

Tim Todd has a voice that haunts you! He brings to life the heartbreak, the longing. You can almost feel every bruise, each tear that falls. Long after the story ends, his voice remains. Soothing you, guiding you, leaving its mark in your heart.

Oh my goodness, the words Tim Todd reads. Luka broke my heart. I wanted to wrap him up, love him, protect him. He suffers, he yearns, he stays resilient & strong. Every person needs Brad in their life. Hard working, honest, determined to do the right thing. When an injury changes Brads schedule, his life will never be the same. A chance encounter will push both men to examine themselves, what's right and fight for what could be.

I loved this book! It's filled with love, hate, longing & the determination to protect while doing the right thing. What you want isn't always what is best, and that struggle is clearly portrayed & felt.

  • The Substitute

  • Wedding Pact Series #1
  • By: Denise Grover Swank
  • Narrated by: Shannon McManus
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,507
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,400
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,392

Megan Vandemeer meant to tell her parents about her broken engagement, but a month and a half later she finds herself boarding a plane home to her wedding. Having stretched avoidance to its limits, it's time to come clean - a terrifying prospect since her mother is sure to blame her rather than her cheating, emotionally frigid ex. A couple of drinks and two Dramamine later, Megan finds herself spilling her sob story to the tall, dark, and handsome stranger in the seat next to her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable & Fun Story

  • By Amy M on 10-23-16

Sweet intriguing story!

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

Reviewed: 11-03-16

I loved this book! From the very beginning I became invested, listening as each disaster hit. I found both characters enjoyable and maddeningly human at times. I adore "Nickers" as much as I disliked her actions. Every family has a Grams, who had me laughing consistently. The romance & chemistry developed naturally & packed the right amount of heat!

The narrator helped the story flow, did great voice changes & inflections. I would listen to more from both of these ladies & hope to hear book 2!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful