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  • Kaleidoscope

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Emma Taylor
  • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,263
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,179

Sexy, gifted, and loyal, PI Jacob Decker is a tall, cool drink of perfection who had Emmanuelle Holmes at "hello". His relationship with Emme's best friend kept them apart for years, but things have changed. Now that a case has brought him to Gnaw Bone, Colorado, the road is wide open for Emme and Deck to explore something hotter and deeper than Emme dreamed possible. So why is she sabotaging the best thing that's ever happened to her?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I'M A KRISTEN ASHLEY BELIEVER AGAIN!

  • By Yvette on 02-25-15

love these books...well most ;)

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

this is one I love in this series. I love some kristen Ashley! seriously love

  • From Lukov with Love

  • By: Mariana Zapata
  • Narrated by: Callie Dalton, Teddy Hamilton
  • Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,277
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,183
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,177

If someone were to ask Jasmine Santos to describe the last few years of her life with a single word, it would definitely be a four-letter one. After 17 years - and countless broken bones and broken promises - she knows her window to compete in figure skating is coming to a close. But when the offer of a lifetime comes in from an arrogant idiot she's spent the last decade dreaming about pushing in the way of a moving bus, Jasmine might have to reconsider everything. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • New Favorite MZ Slow Burn

  • By Brittany M on 05-13-18

i wasnt sure but by the midpoint i was in love

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

Reviewed: 07-20-18

at the beginning it was slow for me i almost switched books. mariana does an amazing slowburn and this was too, by the middle i was so glad i held on. loved these two

  • Under Locke

  • By: Mariana Zapata
  • Narrated by: Callie Dalton
  • Length: 16 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,726
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,514
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,509

After moving to Austin following six months of unemployment back home, Iris Taylor knows she should be glad to have landed a job so quickly... even if the business is owned by a member of the same motorcycle club her estranged father used to belong to. Except Dex Locke might just be the biggest jerk she's ever met. He's rude and impatient, and he doesn't know how to tell time. And the last thing they ever expected was each other.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ALL ABOUT THE BODY LANGUAGE IN THIS ONE!

  • By Yvette on 01-28-15

love this story, ive listened to it many times

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

Reviewed: 07-16-18

Mariana does a great slow burn and this is no exception, but we get to see the couple together a lot more in this story. love it

  • Pucked Off

  • By: Helena Hunting
  • Narrated by: Jacob Morgan, Rose Dioro
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,402
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,319
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,322

I'm NHL defenseman Lance Romero, AKA Lance "Romance". I'm notorious for parties and excess. I have the most penalty minutes in the league. I get into the most fights. I take the most hits. I'm a player on and off the ice. I'm the one women with no inhibitions want. Not because I like the notoriety, but because I don't know how to be any other way. I have secrets. Ones I shared with the wrong person, and she used them against me. Sometimes she still does.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So Pucking Sexy!

  • By Ndulgent Bloggrs on 03-19-17

Didn't think the series could get better!

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

Reviewed: 03-09-17

I was WRONG!!! This was an awesome book - absolutely loved it! Pucked was fantastic - on my re-listen list, it's so funny, I can't help but crack up all the way through it - but this one touches my heart in new ways. The narrators do a beautiful job, the story is great and I love getting to know Lance and Poppy!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Grey

  • Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian
  • By: E. L. James
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber
  • Length: 18 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,665
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,142
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,152

See the world of Fifty Shades of Grey anew through the eyes of Christian Grey. In Christian's own words, and through his thoughts, reflections, and dreams, E. L. James offers a fresh perspective on the love story that has enthralled millions of listeners around the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exactly what I was hoping it was!

  • By NEW NAME on 07-08-15

same story from Christians pov

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

Reviewed: 06-22-15

this is the same story so don't go into it thinking you will get something different. I absolutely loved the ending. we got to see so much more into his mind and heart. that is what we asked for!!!

  • Victorious

  • Quantum Series, Book 3
  • By: Marie Force
  • Narrated by: Brooke Bloomingdale, Cooper North
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 603
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 553
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 552

Flynn and Natalie’s exciting story, begun in Virtuous and Valorous, concludes in book 3, Victorious

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FRIED MY BRAIN & MELTED MY EAR BUDS.. ITS THAT HOT

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 04-29-15

Why does it have to end?

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

Reviewed: 06-09-15

So, I'm wondering, can I just keep listening to this series on endless loop for a few weeks? Maybe not a good idea!

Book 3 fixes up the cliffhangers from book 2, introduces a few new dramas as well. There is a TON of sex in this one, it really ratchets up the racy side of life by introducing some lighter BDSM. I will say, there are some 50-esque parts, but that is because both authors did their research and learned what frequently happens as far as contracts, etc. This series is in no way a copy cat of anyone or anything else. It was different in many ways. Yes, I saw nuances of other stories, just because I've read so many I can relate them together. It was a great story. I will say there was a bit too much sex, only because it cut away from the story, but we were just tieing it all up at the end anyway (pun intended).

There was an epilogue, but it was only days later. Would love to get a view of their future, maybe 5 or so years out. I am a sucker for a good epilogue.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Valorous

  • Quantum Series, Book 2
  • By: Marie Force
  • Narrated by: Brooke Bloomingdale, Cooper North
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 649
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 593
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 591

 Natalie and Flynn’s exciting story, begun in book 1, Virtuous, continues in Valorous

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW-WOW-WOW..... ALL CONSUMING & CLIMACTIC

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 04-22-15

Possibly my favorite of the 3

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

Reviewed: 06-09-15

Valorous starts off right where Virtuous ends. There continues to be dual narrations, which was done well. Still there are no red flags for me. These are books that allow you to see the couple's relationship as it is growing, how they are together, not apart for 95% of the book and at the end BOOM...all is well! You really get a feeling for the relationship between Flynn and Natalie.

Natalie has bared her soul to Flynn and most of the world, she is becoming more confident with her secrets and choices every day. She is meeting great new people, seeing Flynn's world and his heart.

Flynn, however, is still holding on to his secrets, thinking that if it is in the past, there is no reason to share it and hurt Natalie. As it does, of course this will eventually blow up in his face.

We get to meet the lovely, vindictive ex-wife who hates Flynn, what a gem she is :)

His family is almost TOO perfect, but sweet and we like them.

This second book really exposes the couple to more ridicule, there are major decisions to be made and lots of ups and downs.

Then comes that cliffhanger...OUCH!!! Hold on to your seats for this one!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Virtuous

  • Quantum Series, Book 1
  • By: Marie Force
  • Narrated by: Cooper North, Brooke Bloomingdale
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 787
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 715
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 715

After surviving a traumatic event at age fifteen and the ensuing estrangement from her family, Natalie Bryant has worked for years to reinvent herself into the woman she is today—a happy teacher fresh out of college and enjoying her first winter in New York City with her faithful dog, Fluff, by her side. Natalie isn’t expecting her life to change completely during a routine stroll through Greenwich Village on a blustery January day. But when Fluff breaks loose and charges into a park, Natalie gives chase and crashes into her destiny. Only after Fluff bites and draws blood from the man who accidentally knocked Natalie down does she realize Fluff has bitten the biggest movie star in the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WHAT A DELICIOUS, HOT, TASTY MORSEL THIS IS

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 04-17-15

3 books in 2 days...no sleep!

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

Reviewed: 06-09-15

Let me start off by saying that I have been in a terrible book slump for a couple of months now. I've tried new books, old books, favorite books, hot books, easy books, drama books and NOTHING and I mean NOTHING, even some of my absolute favorites couldn't pull me out. Well...this did it! I started this first book on Sunday evening, after my BFF read reviews and suggested I try it, I resisted for a few hours, tried something else with no luck and finally gave in. I read lots of reviews first and was completely unsure. By the middle of this book, I was hooked, enough to call and tell her to stop the book she was on and get on this one.

Meet Flynn, he is an A list Hollywood actor, on location in New York. He is 33 years old, the world's hottest guy, rich, sweet, funny, famous, sexy, etc...But...he has a dark side!!! LOVE IT!

Introducing Natalie, a somewhat normal 23 year old 3rd grade teacher, recently out of college, living in New York with a wacky terror of a 20 lb dog. She is beautiful, quiet, a bit reclusive, kind, sincere, with big rules and bigger secrets.

As their most necessary "meet cute" occurs, we fall a little in love with this sweet pair. In this first of three books we are introduced to Flynn and Natalie, many great secondary characters, her dog Fluff and get a general idea of their personalities. The first half moved a bit slowly as the couple danced around the "should I, shouldn't I" question of if they should pursue something together.

Flynn totally chases Natalie (which I absolutely LOVE) until...well...he doesn't. But then, he does again, so it's great. Once Flynn makes the decision to go for it though, man he doesn't hold back! Talk about whiplash! He is one fast mover!!! Natalie pretty much goes along for the ride, for a while, then her life is turned COMPLETELY upside down. Get your tissue boxes ready and prepare for total outrage and tears.

Flynn is wonderfully attentive and sweet to Natalie. Their relationship is already great. Once she gets over her initial shock, she is amazing resilient and strong. She is incredible.

*I'm really trying not to give anything away, so this is a bit difficult*

Virtuous is a true love story, it takes place in just over a week. There were none of my red flags. No cheating, no rude talk between the couple, hot sex, nothing crazy *YET*

There are discussions of past sexual assault that this series focuses on quite a bit, the aftermath of the assault and moving forward. As a survivor myself I found it written well, though sometimes difficult, it was not a trigger for me. Very sympathetic.

Both of the first two books are cliffhangers, so, with about 9 hours each, you need to be prepared to spend 3 credits on about 27 hours of reading. Well worth it to me! I am hoping for more from other characters in the future! This will be a relisten for me. The narrators did well.

This is Romance, please don't say, "It isn't realistic." Well, no, if it were we'd just cry and not want to read that.

  • Deep

  • A Stage Dive Novel
  • By: Kylie Scott
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,207
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,024
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,027

One by one the members of Stage Dive are falling in love. David, Mal, and Jimmy have all taken the plunge, and now it's Ben's turn - only he refuses to fall into that trap. The sexy bassist enjoys his no-strings-attached lifestyle. But when Ben is forced to keep the one girl he's always had a weakness for out of trouble in Sin City, he quickly learns that what happens in Vegas doesn't always stay there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • High Expectations for Book 4

  • By Sharon on 04-01-15

That's it?

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-07-15

Ok so the story was ok...good...but we only got to see them together really together for a little while then it was over. I needed a lot more.

  • Lead

  • Stage Dive, Book 3
  • By: Kylie Scott
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,516
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,334
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,339

As the lead singer of Stage Dive, Jimmy is used to getting whatever he wants whenever he wants it - now he's caught up in a life of hard partying and fast women. When a PR disaster serves as a wake-up call and lands him in rehab, he finds himself with Lena, a new assistant hired to keep him out of trouble. Lena's not willing to take any crap from her sexy boss and is determined to keep their relationship completely professional, despite their sizzling chemistry. But when Jimmy pushes her too far, he just might lose the best thing that's ever happened to him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Laugh out loud

  • By Madeleine on 08-05-14

very angsty

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

Reviewed: 04-06-15

oh Jimmy you are such a challenge!!! We know Jimmy from the previous two books. He has not been seen as the hero type but getting to know him better in his own book is good. I usually don't like a book where the girl is doing all the chasing but that said this is a good one. A bit heart wrenching at times but a great addition to the series. It is great when the books in the series are different but similar enough to work together. love catching up with the previous two couples as well.