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  • Mad About Moon

  • By: Melissa Foster
  • Narrated by: Devra Woodward, Jacob Morgan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

Fall in love with Jed and Josie in this emotionally captivating, sexy standalone romance by New York Times best-selling author Melissa Foster. The perfect love story for those who enjoy fiercely loyal and insanely sexy alpha heroes, smart, sassy heroines, strong family bonds, bikers, babies, and more! Can true love strike twice in one lifetime? Josie Beckley refuses to believe there is a limit on happiness. A decade after she escaped her abusive parents and lost touch with her siblings, the death of her husband leaves her and her son homeless.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love the Whiskeys

  • By Erin Lewis on 04-12-19

To the Moon & back: Jed and Josie find true love!

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

Reviewed: 05-12-19

Moon and Josie wow!! I think the phrase “I love you to the Moon and back” can certainly fit for this romance. It really was a second chance romance. As this can be a stand alone book, I feel it is best if you start with Tru Blue and continue on. You will find the same names popping up in this stand alone series.

Both Moon (Jed) and Josie had their own demons to beat. Jed’s family fell apart when his dad lost his job, died and his mom was an alcoholic. He did everything in his power to help his family keep food on the table and survive in the trailer they called home. Josie came from an abusive childhood. Her bother, Scott and sister , Sarah escaped but she was left to deal with her parents. She ran away with Brian who made her finish high school and keep on track. Once she was old enough they had a loving relationship but Brian died young leaving Josie and their son Hail on their own.

Move forward, Sarah and her son to be husband Dr. Bones Whiskey volunteer at a homeless shelter. Who does Sarah see at the shelter, Josie and Hail. Sarah reached out to Josie but Josie at that time wasn’t ready. Jed being a prospect for the Dark Knights (a motorcycle club) volunteered to watch over Josie. Why? Well, Josie and Jed had a one night stand and Jed had never been able to forget Josie.

The book had a lot of twists, turns, tears and love. Josie gets a second chance at love again with Moon and some interesting events happen during the way with her son Hail. It was wonderful to see them reconnect. It was fantastic to see Josie reconnect with her brother and sister and find her HEA!!!

I loved the duel naration by Devra Woodward and Jacob Morgan. Both did a fantastic job!

Having read the book previously, listening to it read by someone else gave it a different spin on it. I enjoyed listening as much as I enjoyed reading. Once again, a great book by Melissa Foster!

  • Touched by Love

  • Love in Bloom: The Remingtons
  • By: Melissa Foster
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 32

Fiercely independent Janie Jansen has always believed there were worse things in life than being blind, and she's spent her life proving it. She's moved away from her overprotective parents and built a life in New York City and is one of the top technical editors in her company. That is until an unfortunate accident turns her life upside down and she's forced to give up the very independence she's worked so hard to achieve.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Favorite by Melissa Foster

  • By Susan D on 05-11-19

Janie and Boyd- Love found in the subway

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

Reviewed: 03-29-19

I loved listening to Touched by Love! How can you not love a book that features the Remingtons? Melissa Foster did it again! This is the story of Boyd and Janie. Janie is blind and falls off the subway platform. Who comes to her rescue and saves her life, Boyd of course. He goes to the ER with her and in the process falls in love. Boyd is caring, lovable and hunky. It is just a wonderful book to listen to from start to finish. I love the way that their relationship builds, even though there were sparks from the beginning. B.J. Harrison is a wonderful narrator. The way he speaks, you can just picture the layout right in front of you!! Great job Melissa and B.J!!

  • Read, Write, Love

  • The Remingtons, Book 5
  • By: Melissa Foster
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 39

Kurt Remington lives to write. He spends 12 hours a day in front of his computer, rarely leaving the seclusion of his beach-front property, where he's come to finish his latest thriller - that is, until free-spirited Leanna Bray nearly drowns in the ocean trying to save her dog. Kurt's best-laid plans are shot to hell when he comes to their rescue. Kurt's as irritated as he is intrigued by the sexy, hot mess of a woman who lives life on a whim, forgets everything, and doesn't even know the definition of the word organized.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun, but oh, so romantic

  • By Susan D on 03-22-19

Kurt and Leanna- Opposites Attract

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

Reviewed: 01-23-19

Hunky Kurt Remington spends his days writing thrillers. He likes his very organized, secluded life. He spends his summers on Cape Cod. Plowing into his life was Leanna Bray and of course her dog Pepper. She is his exact opposite (they say opposites attract don’t they?). B.J Harrison’s soothing voice took you through the ups and downs, ins and outs of this romance in the making. Of course Kurt was my book boyfriend du jour and I was jealous of Leanna. However, I loved their HEA!

  • Slope of Love

  • Love in Bloom: The Remingtons, Book 4
  • By: Melissa Foster
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 37

Olympic gold medalist skiers Jayla Stone and Rush Remington have been best friends for years. They've seen each other at their best and worst and have kept each other's secrets without fail. Only there's one secret Rush has kept close to his chest. After months of introspection, Rush realizes he's been filling his bed but not tending to his heart. He's changed his womanizing ways, and the only woman who can fill his heart has been right by his side all this time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Wonderful Friends to Lovers Romance

  • By Susan D on 02-03-19

Rush and Jayla- down the ski slope of love

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

Reviewed: 10-17-18

Another great book by Melissa Foster. The narration by B.J. Harrison, who has a great voice, was pleasant to listen to. It’s nice to hear it from a male perspective even though he was reading Melissa’s words. He brought the book to life in his own way.

Rush Remington and Jayla Stone are both Olympic Skiers and have been friends since their early teenage years. It was nice seeing this friendship move along to something more. It was as if they were both sowing their oats and finally realized that they loved each other in the “more then friends category” As with all Melissa’s books, there were twist and turns at unexpected times Thank goodness for my HEA!!!

  • Flames of Love

  • Love in Bloom: The Remingtons, Book 3
  • By: Melissa Foster
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 41

As one of New York's Finest, firefighter Cash Ryder is always prepared. When a woman's car skids off the side of a mountain during a snowstorm, he's there to rescue her. Cash is totally focused on the woman's well-being, but within minutes of getting her to safety, he realizes that he's nowhere near prepared for the heat that rolls off of sensual, smart-mouthed, and stubborn Siena Remington.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wanted to drive around to keep listening to it

  • By Susan D on 12-01-18

Cash and Sienna- Feel the heat!

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

Cash Ryder an ever so prepared HOT fire fighter meets top model Sienna Remington when he rescues her from a car crash. The flames are HOT when these two finally get together and find true love. They meet up again during a photo shoot for the making of a calendar of hot fire fighters with beautiful models.

Cash has his own demons to fight. He was unable to save an elderly man,Samuel, during a fire. He then feels the need to take care of Samuel’s elderly wife. Shopping for her, making a photo album from her photos. Sienna helps him fight his demons when he realizes he wants to come home to Sienna alive!

Sienna has her own battles to fight. She is looked as a goody goody in the modeling world. Her agent feels she needs to “dirty” up her reputation and be “seen” with a football player who has a bad, partying, playboy image. She agreed to these “dates” just shortly before meeting Cash because she felt a lucrative contract for a modeling job was on the line. She was offered the contract but her love for Cash outweighed any dollar amount

In the end, love conquers all and Cash and Sienna find their Happy Ever After.

BJ Harrison did a great job with the narration. The first time I heard his narration I was a bit skeptical. How can a man narrate a romance novel. I think he gets better with each book!

  • Stroke of Love

  • Love in Bloom: The Remingtons, Book 2
  • By: Melissa Foster
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 39

Kate Paletto runs a volunteer program in Belize for Artists for International Aid, where she deals with self-centered artists who use the program as a means to repair their marred reputations. She loves the country, the people, and what AIA stands for, but too many diva volunteers have turned her off to press-seeking celebrities altogether and left her questioning the value of the volunteer program. When she meets incredibly handsome and charming Sage, he stirs emotions she hasn't felt for ages.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love It!

  • By Jocelyne on 04-01-18

Sage and Kate- An artists romance in Belize!

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

Reviewed: 06-20-18

First and foremost with all of the Remingtons. Once they find love they love with all they have. Sage Remington, who is an artist who lives in NYC, was looking for a cause that was more then just to write a check as his donation. He hears about a non-profit group called AIA. Artists for International Aid. As he wants to make a difference he decides to donate his time AND his talent. With this he ends up in Punta Palacia, Belize.

Meet Kate Paletto. Kate is in charge of the volunteers that come to Belize with AIA and she lets all the volunteers what she expects from them. Which come to find out is not much. Most of the volunteers are actors and musicians who are only doing this for he publicity. Quite frankly she is tired of dealing with their childish, whining and complaining behavior. She also vows she will never “fall for” one of the volunteers since they are only there for a short time.

Usually women jump at the chance to be on Sage’s arm. Not Kate. She has walls around her heart and she is not willing to knock down those walls for anyone. Brick by brick Sage does just that. She finds that he is not one of those artists that care about his image and only his image. Once she accepts Sage for Sage she finds that she loves the way he engages the children to paint a mural on their school. She loves the fact that he makes things happen through hard work and sweat. She finally falls in love with Sage!

As for the narration. I really like BJ Harrison. I feel he reads with emotion and really touches the person listening to him tell the story. I think he is a good match for Melissa’s books!

  • Game of Love

  • Love in Bloom: The Remingtons, Book 1
  • By: Melissa Foster
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 60

Ellie Parker is a master at building walls around her heart. In the 25 years she's been alive, Dex Remington has been the only person who has always believed in her and been there for her. But four years earlier, she came to Dex seeking comfort and then disappeared like a thief in the night, leaving him a broken man. Dex Remington is one of the top PC game developers in the United States. He's handsome, smart, and numb. So damn numb that he's not sure he'll ever find a reason to feel again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Game of Love!

  • By Jocelyne on 03-07-18

Dex & Ellie- Second Time around

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

Reviewed: 04-25-18

Dex was Ellie's first love. No other woman came close to his feelings for Ellie. Ellie was in the foster care system. One day she was there, the next she was whisked off to another family. Move forward many years, Ellie is a school teacher who finds out her boyfriend is married so yet more heart ache for her. Dex is a rich game developer who has an ache in his heart for Ellie but built high walls around his heart. They run into each other in NY but this time Dex vows to keep Ellie by his side and not let her disappear into the night again.

I did enjoy the narrator of the book. I found my attention was held through out the entire book.Great job by Melissa Foster again (my favorite author) and B.J. Harrison for great narration!

  • Bad Boys After Dark: Carson

  • Bad Billionaires After Dark
  • By: Melissa Foster
  • Narrated by: Paul Woodson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 28

The Bad Billionaires After Dark series, is part of the Love in Bloom big family romance collection. Each audiobook may be listened to as stand-alone, or as part of the series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love Carson Bad! Fabulous Book!

  • By Christine Matinale on 07-01-18

Tawny and Carson- Hotness the second time around

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

Reviewed: 01-23-18

Carson and Tawny found love the second time around. Having had a secret romance in college with each other, Tawny broke it off.Carson and Tawny reconnect 10 years later. Carson is 100% Alpha male . Tawny ended up in Paris after taking the safe route with a "boring husband" This time around Tawny wanted hot and heavy. Tawny comes to NY to seek out Carson hoping they can rekindle that flame. Oh boy.. fan me now.. do they rekindle that flame.

Once again Melissa writes or in this case I listened to a hot steamy romance. The hotness was off the charts. Paul Woodson, once again does a good job as the narrator.

  • Bad Boys After Dark: Dylan

  • Bad Billionaires After Dark, Book 2
  • By: Melissa Foster
  • Narrated by: Paul Woodson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 41

Sinfully sexy bar owner Dylan has a thing for needy women. He's a savior, a knight in shining armor, and his mighty talented sword has no trouble bringing damsels in distress to their knees. Enter Tiffany Winters, a gorgeous cutthroat sports agent who looks like sex on legs, f--ks like she's passion personified, and wouldn't let a man help her if she were dangling from a ledge and he was her only hope. One night and too much tequila might change their lives forever. The question is, will either one survive?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book!

  • By lclarke1 on 07-02-18

Dylan and Tiffany- one hot couple

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

Reviewed: 11-17-17

Melissa Foster is one of my favorite authors. I love the Bad Boys series. I listened to the book while flying cross country. I have to say, I am a very anxious flyer but this book relaxed me and made me forget my fear of flying. I find Paul Woodson's narration soothing and relaxing.

Tiffany, who owned a successful sports management agency worked hard to keep her reputation perfect. She knew she had an uphill battle working in a field that is traditionally a male oriented profession. She was available to her clients 24/7. Tiffany built up that wall around her heart until she met Dylan. Dylan managed to break down that wall and showed Tiffany there is more to life then work work work. Dylan was aware of Tiffany's work habits but managed to sneak in there and without Tiffany realizing it turned her life around and showed her how to woo her to relax and enjoy life. Dylan has a compassion for others. Not your typical rich boy. He gets his hands dirty and gives his time to help others too. When these 2 come together all bets are off and the sizzle was off the charts.

I highly recommend this audio book to anyone who likes to listen to hot and steamy romances!

  • Bad Boys After Dark

  • Mick (Bad Billionaires After Dark)
  • By: Melissa Foster
  • Narrated by: Paul Woodson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78

Amanda Jenner is done being a boring man magnet and has finally taken control of her love life. As any smart paralegal would, she's researched the hell out of how to seduce a man. She's waxed, primped, and ready to put her newfound skills into action - and a masquerade bar crawl is the perfect venue for her solo coming-out party.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WELL WELL WELL!!! Mrs Foster Can Write Great Sex

  • By I HATE THIS NEW LOOK on 11-21-16

Mike and Amanda- Connecting the dots

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

Reviewed: 09-13-17

Melissa does a great job with this Bad brother!!

Amanda was finally ready to step out of her comfort zone and decides to go to a masquerade pub crawl. She is not a "one night stand girl" but is tired of the good girl image she is portrayed. Her boss, Mick Bad who is an entertainment attorney needs this one night out to help him deal the anniversary of his sisters death from leukemia. Not knowing the other one behind the mask they end up in a hot heavy make out session. Mick realizes it is Amanda from the freckles on her hand. He stops right there when he realizes that it is Amanda. The two of them had a lust for each other but never let it known to the other. Mike lures Amanda into meeting him again and the story takes off from there!!

Not going to go any further. You will need to listen to the book to get more. I can tell you there is a great HEA. You will be listening to lots of HOT and HEAVY OMG scenes. Make sure you are not in public since drooling does not look good on anyone :)

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