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  • Dominate

  • Harris Brothers, Book 5
  • By: Amy Daws
  • Narrated by: Will Watt, Piper Goodeve, Charlotte Cole
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 197

After the harrowing attack against Gareth and Sloan, there are more than just physical wounds that must be healed. Recovering and moving on from their dark pasts is the only way they can truly find their bright futures. Who will surrender? And who will dominate?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 5 Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

  • By Cyndi on 08-18-18

AMAZING!!

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

Reviewed: 09-17-18

When is too soon to re-binge an entire series? Because it won’t be long before I dive back into the Harris Brother world from the beginning and read them all over again. I feel like they are my family and I will miss them and this world so greatly.

I was anxious for Gareth’s story from the minute I met him. I was even more anxious for the ending of the Harris’ family story. I’m so grateful that this ending was more than I could have imagined!

The titles of this duet, Dominate and Surrender, mean so much which you’ll realize as you read the story. This book picks up right where book one in the duet, leaves off. I was dying after finishing the first book and I couldn’t pick this one up fast enough when I noticed it had hit my kindle! It was amazing! I loved every single part of this conclusion.

While this is a wonderful conclusion to Sloane and Gareth’s love story, this book is so much more for those of us who have read and fallen in love with the Harris family. This book, encompasses the entire family and Amy did a beautiful job in giving us closure with every family member as well as each character we’ve met, and maybe even hated a little bit along the way.

Read, or listen to, this duet. Read this series. You WON’T regret it.

I can’t get enough of Will Watt and Piper Goodeve narrating this duet! They do such an amazing job that I will definitely be re-listening to this in the near future. It’s such a treat to have Charlotte Cole narrate the British ladies as well! They brought this characters to life in an absolutely brilliant way!

Note: You must read Surrender, before diving into this book. However, you don’t need to read the rest of the series to enjoy this duet. I highly recommend you to read the whole series though! These Harris Brothers are everything!

  • Surrender

  • Harris Brothers, Book 4
  • By: Amy Daws
  • Narrated by: Will Watt, Piper Goodeve, Charlotte Cole
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 217

Gareth Harris is Manchester United's reclusive star defender. He has control over all aspects of his life. But a lifetime of supporting his siblings and filling in for an emotionally absent father has taken its toll.Β Sloan Montgomery is a clothing stylist whose world was turned upside down when she found herself pregnant and moving to Manchester with a man who was never supposed to be her forever. Now recently divorced and struggling with shared custody of her daughter, control is a fleeting concept for this American living in England.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 5 Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

  • By Cyndi on 08-17-18

Bloody Brilliant Narration!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-01-18

Bloody hell!!!

Where to even start?!?! This book had me “Surrendering” to every word from the very first one all the way through to the heart stopping cliffhanger.

I have loved every single Harris brother but I knew there was a good chance that Gareth would be my favorite, putting his brothers farther down in the line-up. He’s been the mysterious, broody, older brother that caught my attention way back in Challenge, book one in the Harris brothers series.

Amy did an amazing job with getting into Gareth’s head. I love every single glimpse we get and love learning more about him. Sloan is so amazing and so perfect for this story and for Gareth! Their story wouldn’t be complete with the whole family along for the ride. I love being able to see what the rest of the family is up to. A huge chunk of my heart belongs to these Harris Brothers, and of course their sister, Vi.

I refuse to give anymore away of this story. This is a duet not to be missed! I can’t wait to get my hands on the second part of this duet! I need it, NOW!

I LOVE when audio books are narrated in a duet. Will and Piper did an absolutely wonderful job narrating this book! It was such a treat the Charlotte was a special guest, narrating some of the other characters. Will completely nails bringing Gareth to life. His personality, anger, frustration, passion, and even his vulnerability comes through perfectly. I love the way that Piper brought Sloane to life as well. Having both accents in this story was great!

Note: You can read each of these books, individually as stand-alones, but I HIGHLY recommend you go back to the beginning. You will fall in love with each member of this tight knit football family.

  • Unbreak My Heart

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Joe Arden, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232

Experience all the feels in this unforgettable second-chance standalone romance from number-one New York Times best-seller Lauren Blakely! I didn't break her heart, and she didn't break mine - we broke each other's.Β I never stopped loving her, but time and distance played its cruel role in ripping us apart three years ago when she moved halfway around the world. Now after all those endless miles away, she's returned...but I'm not the guy I was before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth all the feels, the tears and the ride!! Wow!

  • By Patricia Villali Koett on 08-15-18

Beautiful Second Chance Romance

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

Reviewed: 08-22-18

This was a beautiful and emotional second chance love story! It’s not secret that I’m a sucker for second chance romances and this one was so dang good!

Joe Arden and Erin Mallon did such an amazing job bringing every emotion to life. It felt so realistic that you couldn’t help but feel the pain, heartbreak, and love right alongside them. I’ve been brought to tears by a physical book but an audio has never brought this kind of emotion out in me. Until this one. I was teary-eyed and an an emotional mess while listening to this story. It was so powerfully narrated!

Andrew’s story is gut wrenching. He has gone through something unimaginable in losing his brother, his best friend. His journey through pain, and finally to healing, was not an easy one. Hearing him go through all of the stages of grief was raw and heartbreaking. Holland was a strong and fierce heroine. She refused to be Andrew’s crutch as he healed. She could have easily given herself to him but she was strong enough to know she deserved more regardless of what Andrew was going through.

This amazing audiobook is one of the top I’ve listened to this year!

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  • Part-Time Lover

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Shane East, Grace Grant
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 453
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 425
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 425

I'll say this about Christian - he made one hell of a first impression. When I first saw the strapping man, he was doing handstands naked on a dock along the canal. His crown jewels were far more entertaining than anything else I'd seen on the boat tour, so I did what any curious woman would do - I took his photo.Β Β 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A SWEET ENJOYABLE CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

  • By πŸ”ΉπŸ”ΉπŸ”ΉCAROLYN πŸ”ΉπŸ”ΉπŸ”Ή on 06-04-18

SO GREAT!!!

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

Reviewed: 06-09-18

Call it fate or chance, I’m so happy that I was able to pick this book up and listen to it. This story was so enjoyable and the narrators were fantastic. Christian and Elise are such a fun couple and their story is just as entertaining. It was a fairytale romance from their hilarious first meeting all the way to their happily ever after.

Both of the main characters have had trouble in their past relationships which has shaped how they look at possible new ones. Elise is a bit more guarded than Christian but he reads he so incredibly well. It was easy to connect with both of these characters. The narrators brought them to life in an amazingly engaging way.

I will be sure to read more of Lauren’s work in the future and listen to more books narrated by Shane East and Grace Grant. His voice draws you in and his accent makes you swoon hard!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Falling for the Bad Boy

  • Bedtime Reads, Book 1
  • By: Kennedy Fox
  • Narrated by: CJ Bloom, Joe Arden
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

Never trust a man who answers the front door wearing nothing more than a pair of low-cut jeans and a panty-melting smirk. That should've been my first sign. I write about guys just like him for a living - sexy and charming, yet reluctant to get into a serious relationship. His body screams sex appeal, but his condescending personality makes him a classic f--kboy. And I want nothing to do with that.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book was purely sex on a stick!

  • By Sara on 03-22-18

AMAZING!

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

Reviewed: 04-03-18

After reading this physical book, I knew I had to pick the audio up! It did not disappoint!

No one get in the way of Brooke Cumberland and Lyra Parish! They are unstoppable and I am loving every single word they write together. Let’s lock them both away so they can write all the words! I’m joking… kind of.

I love when a story makes you laugh right out of the gate. This book not only did that, but so much more. My Week with the Bad Boy is one heck of a sexy story that once I started, I quickly devoured the entire thing in one sitting.

Ethan and Vada are so much fun. They have met their match with each other. They are both spunky, sarcastic, and confident. They constantly butt heads and don’t get along at first. They called each other out from the get go and wouldn’t let up causing instant tension and chemistry.

While there was plenty of steam, there was also heartbreak and sadness. Ethan is a complicated bad boy with a past that makes him interested in only a one night stand. Nothing more. Then Vada, a city girl, decides to spend a week in the country at his AirBNB to work on the book she’s currently writing. She also has a complicated history, dating loser after loser, and trying to deal with issues from her childhood.

Yes, this story has a touch of insta-love but it was done 100% right! This book is fast paced so while it seems a little like insta-love, I felt like it was so much more. I understand that insta-love isn’t for everyone and a lot of times I have a problem with it as well but this book was everything I was looking for and needed.

The narrator's did an amazing job. Joe Arden and C.J. Bloom do an outstanding job giving life to Ethan Rochester and Vada. I haven't listened to either of these narrators before and I have found a couple new favorites. They have great chemistry and they were completely believable when bringing these characters to life.

  • Ruined

  • Decadence After Dark
  • By: M. Never
  • Narrated by: Sam Crowley, Muffy Newtown
  • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 510
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 473
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 472

Kayne Roberts. Kayne Rivers. Kayne Stevens. No matter his name, one fact remains the same. He's the man who enslaved me, ensnared me, claimed me and ruined me.... For all other men that is. My life. My love My happiness. All belong to him. I belong to no one but him. He owns me. And I own him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 5 Stars ✫✫ Perfect Love Story Ending!

  • By Cyndi on 02-08-18

Perfect ending!

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

Reviewed: 03-07-18

This was the perfect way to end Ellie & Kayne’s story told in essentially an extended epilogue four years after the conclusion of the last book. When I first realized it was a novella, I was a little disappointed but after finishing, it was the perfect length! No spoilers but Ellie’s wish was finally granted and I am so happy!

Muffy and Sam are now on my list of one-click narrators! I love how they brilliantly gave life to Ellie & Kayne. It would have been a very different story to listen to had other narrators been given the job to tell the story.

  • Claimed

  • By: M. Never
  • Narrated by: Sam Crowley, Muffy Newtown
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 676
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 633
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 632

Ellie Stevens thought she had moved on from the domineering man who abducted her. Now living in Hawaii and following her dreams, no one is going to keep her down. But things aren't always as they seem.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 5 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 02-08-18

I'm Claimed by these narrators!

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

Reviewed: 03-07-18

*Warning* Just like book one, this is not for everyone.

Ellie and Kayne have grown so much and continue to do so in this second installment of their story. Ellie has become a much stronger person and can be more honest with herself and know what she truly wants. I liked her a lot more in this book than in the first.

Sam and Muffy did it again! I was transported right back to where we left off with the first book. This story was predominately Muffy and even though I love Sam, I really enjoyed it! I love the way they both take, what could be a very cheesy and over-the-top story and make it real and meaningful.

I’m off to listen to them in the next installment, the last of Kayne and Ellie’s story, right now!

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  • Owned

  • By: M. Never
  • Narrated by: Sam Crowley, Muffy Newtown
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 860
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 815
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 812

Ellie Stevens has lusted over Kayne Roberts since he first walked into the import/export company she works for a little over a year ago. As Expo's most important client, Ellie has always kept a safe distance from the man with the majestic blue eyes - until temptation finally gets the better of her. Impulsively, Ellie invites Kayne to one of Expo's infamous company parties her flamboyant boss is notorious for throwing. Unbeknownst to Ellie, the god in the Armani suit isn't just the suave entrepreneur he portrays himself to be.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 4 Star Story with 5 Star Narration ✫ ✫

  • By Cyndi on 02-07-18

*3.5 Stars* Dark, Twisty, Amazing Narrators

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

Reviewed: 03-07-18

This is not your typical romance book. Make sure you read the content warning before diving in because this book is NOT for everyone. I will admit, I almost put it to the side a few times as I wasn’t sure I could push past some of the darker parts of the plot.

About half way through the story, Kayne’s love for Ellie is undeniable. There’s a lot going on in the background and he does what he thinks is best in order to protect her. If you’re worried but still intrigued I encourage you to push through. I ended up really enjoying this story.

I LOVED the narrators of this story. They both dove in completely and they gave a true voice to these characters. Muffy and Sam did these characters justice. I wanted to reach through my headphones and pull Sam out to sit in the room with me. His voice makes you melt into the story. I can’t wait to listen to them read the next book in the series.

  • Keeper

  • By: Amy Daws
  • Narrated by: Will M. Watt, Charlotte Cole
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 327
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 320
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321

They were best friends until they became roommates. Booker Harris has spent the last several years pushing himself to become the best goalkeeper in the Championship League. Tired of living in the shadows of his headline-splashing brothers, he has finally carved a path of his own. As a child, Poppy McAdams was content in her own little make-believe world, until the boy next door with dimples and pained eyes came barreling into her makeshift fort demanding all her attention. Best friends for most of their lives, everything changes when Poppy abruptly leaves London for University. Now she is back, and gone is the awkward girl from Booker's youth.Β Β 

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

  • By Cyndi on 08-17-18

5 I want to be "Keepered" stars!!

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

Reviewed: 11-11-17

This was my second audio book by Amy Daws and now, I am absolutely obsessed with them. The narrators are beyond perfect. They are able to capture Booker and Poppy to the “T” and I couldn’t have asked for more. I started the audio one day in the car, on the way to work, and then used every excuse in the book to have my headphones on at work. I finished it in one day which I have NEVER done with audio book. Physical, and e-books sure, but never an audio. Grab this one up now!

Booker Harris may be the baby in the family but in this story he is 100% man! Each Harris book gets better and better! I don’t know how she does it! I didn’t think it was possible to love someone as much as I loved the twins but Booker blew them right out of the water.

Booker is everything and has definitely found the person that completes him in Poppy. This story spans the years of their relationship and it helps to connect right away with the story. Watching them become friends at a young age, to them now adults was so fun and I couldn’t get enough. Poppy has returned home after she ran away brokenhearted 6 years ago. They are both stubborn as can be but also loyal, smart, funny, and loving.

Daws has written such a wonderful story that sucks you in from the first page and won’t let go until you’ve read the entire story. The chemistry between the two is not lost anywhere and sparks of the page right along with feeling every single emotion from happy to sad to frustration to relief. A complete winner in my book.

I am so excited that Gareth gets his own story next! He is the dark, broody, silent type and I can’t wait to see what happens! Plus, if you haven’t heard the news: HE GETS 2 BOOKS!!! GIMME! GIMME!

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  • How to Date a Douchebag

  • The Learning Hours
  • By: Sara Ney
  • Narrated by: Josh Goodman, Muffy Newtown
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 507
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 479
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 480

My friends want me to get laid. So much so that they plastered my ugly mug all over campus in bold printed letters: Are you the lucky lady who's going to break our roommate's cherry? Him: Socially awkward man with average-sized penis looking for willing sexual partner. You: Must have a pulse. He will reciprocate with oral. Text him at: 555-254-5551. The morons can't even spell. And the texts I've been receiving are what wet dreams are made of. But I'm not like these douchebags, no matter how hard they try to turn me into one.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unicorn Boyfriend

  • By bookbruin on 10-31-17

No Spoilers! SO good!

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

Reviewed: 11-03-17

I had read an e-book copy of this book and absolutely loved it! Deciding to pick up the audio was a no brainer! I knew I would love the story but what I didn’t know was how much I would also love both of the narrators! Josh and Muffy did a great job with bringing these characters to life. They had me laughing out loud and when they switched off narrating back and forth it was seamless.

Oh these Douchebags! I don’t know who’s my favorite!! This book was so frickin’ good!

The inscription had me laughing from the get go! Not to mention the chapter header quotes. They have me laughing out loud every time!

I have not read a NA book this amazing in a long time. I love them, they take me back to college and I can’t get enough. Add in some sports and hot tension with a splash of humor and it’s my kind of heaven. This story was the perfect mix. It was a bit different than the previous books in the series but in the best ways!

I am so glad that it was a surprise as to who the douchebag lead was in this story. No, I’m not going to tell you who it is. You’re going to have to grab this book up for yourself and find out. I promise, you won’t regret it. This is one of the best NA series out there!

This is the hottest book in the series so far. The sexual tension was intense and made for great entertainment. The hero and heroine were the perfect compliments for each other. They were just what the other needed! I’m still swooning hard for their relationship!

I had been in kind of a book slump before reading this story. The kind where every book sounds good but I just couldn’t get one to hold my attention. This book cured me of that. At the end of reading, my mood was lifted and I’m just so darn happy!

Do not pass go. Do not collect $200. Get this book right now!