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  • An Unsuitable Heir

  • Sins of the Cities, Book 3
  • By: K.J. Charles
  • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143

On the trail of an aristocrat's secret son, enquiry agent Mark Braglewicz finds his quarry in a music hall, performing as a trapeze artist with his twin sister. Graceful, beautiful, elusive, and strong, Pen Starling is like nobody Mark's ever met - and everything he's ever wanted. But the long-haired acrobat has an earldom and a fortune to claim.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a climax!

  • By Imagine MM Reviews on 11-25-17

Ick

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

Reviewed: 03-11-19

Penn is unrelatable. I would wear men's clothes everyday to give my family a good future and I am a woman. This sissy crybaby whines about becoming an earl and not one person says anything to him about what an ungrateful brat he's being. Oh, as nd he's really freaking weird. He also seems to be on the super slow side, and not the innocent Forrest Gump way, but the uncomfortably stupid sort of way. I keep seeing Buffalo Bill from Silence of the Lambs.

  • The Naked Duke

  • By: Sally Mackenzie
  • Narrated by: Abby Craden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 230
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 208
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 209

Miss Sarah Hamilton, a proper Philadelphian, finds London society altogether shocking. How can it be that she has awakened from her innocent slumber to find herself in bed next to a handsome - and exceedingly naked - man? The laughing onlookers standing in the doorway are no help whatsoever and surely this amorous lunatic cannot be a duke, as he claims.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • what a useless cowardly F- tard!

  • By Anonymous User on 11-12-18

So very, very bad.

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

Reviewed: 02-27-19

Predictable plot.

The dumbest heroine imaginable. Think of the most prudish person you ever met and multiply that by 1000000. She's also whinier than a three year old.

The hero makes no sense. He's supposed to be a virgin who finds hookers gross, but at the beginning he's in bed with her and assumes she's a prostitute. Despite his aversion he was perfectly willing to sleep with her. Huh?

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Hello Stranger

  • The Ravenels, Book 4
  • By: Lisa Kleypas
  • Narrated by: Mary Jane Wells
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 818
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 753
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 748

Dr. Garrett Gibson, the only female physician in England, is as daring and independent as any man - why not take her pleasures like one? Yet she has never been tempted to embark on an affair - until now. Ethan Ransom, a former detective for Scotland Yard, is as gallant as he is secretive, a rumored assassin whose true loyalties are a mystery. For one exhilarating night, they give in to their potent attraction before becoming strangers again. But she is soon drawn into his most dangerous assignment yet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delicious!

  • By harp diva on 03-01-18

The Writing Is Beautiful

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

Reviewed: 02-06-19

The writing is excellent as always. I love the hero so much that I broke down and cried. That's rare these days, so keep tissues handy.

  • The First Man in Rome

  • By: Colleen McCullough
  • Narrated by: David Ogden Stiers
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 154

In the first century B.C. at the height of the Roman Republic, two men set their sights on becoming the First Man - the Roman more respected than any other. Marius, a heroic man of strength and means, lacks the noble blood to contend for the First Man, but overcomes his common status when he marries into the patrician house of Caesar. Sulla, a pleasure-seeking aristocrat without money of his own, is transformed by his ambitions into a fierce and daring warrior. Together the two men will shape history as they are thrust into a raging storm....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • MASSACRE! DON'T BUY ABRIGED BOOKS!

  • By R. L. Roeck on 01-28-14

So boring.

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

Reviewed: 02-01-19

It's a history lesson. The characters are flat and I felt no concern for them. Yawn.

  • Where the Crawdads Sing

  • By: Delia Owens
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 44,218
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,330
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,184

For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life - until the unthinkable happens.

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

  • By Cyndi on 10-04-18

Worth Losing Sleep

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

Reviewed: 01-22-19

I started this book during my daughter's drama workshop. I didn't get a wink of sleep.

I'm okay with that.

My only real problem with this book is Chase's abrupt personality change. He was a cheater, but capable of extreme patience and tenderness. Owens wants the reader to believe this man who gently courted Kya for months suddenly became violent four years AFTER THEY BROKE UP? The book is relying on him being an attempted rapist and the problem is that it makes no sense.

I think if she had gotten back with Tate it could have caused him some latent jealousy, but that didn't happen. Nothing had changed. Just one day he becomes a raper. It's a plot device and a bad one.

He never took off the necklace she gave him and that is an indication of love. I think he loved her, but his family would never approve. He saw other women in an effort to deny his love for Kya, but he couldn't let her go, not really. That makes him a selfish coward, but no worse than Tate. The author tries to make him possessive, but he hadn't been before. It's like she needed him to abruptly change personalities.

Another problem is Kya killing Chase.
Murder doesn't fit the profile of an introvert and her motivation is questionable. She avoided the social workers who stalked her for almost two decades without murdering any of them. Chase had four years in which to stalk her, and didn't, but she kills him? It's extremely thin.

I had to deduct the star for lack of creativity. If Owens really wanted Chase to be violent, she should have given him that history or at least a damn good reason. All in all, I think the attempted rape and murder could have been done better. Chase could have seen her with Tate, or he could have slapped her when she broke up with him, and then had the big fight scene. The period of almost four years makes it unbelievable.

There are problems with the narrative where suddenly Kya suddenly stops divulging her thoughts as soon as she's accused of murder. Also, you realize she's been thinking of herself in third person, which is a chracteristic of extroverts and meglomaniacs like Trump, not a hermit. Well, unless she's schizophrenic hermit, but she's not.

  • An Arranged Marriage

  • By: Jo Beverley
  • Narrated by: Jill Tanner
  • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 289
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 183

When her vile brother's wicked scheming ruins her reputation, Eleanor Chivenham is forced into a marriage of convenience. Yet there is much more to her new husband than meets the eye, and soon her heart is filled with unexpected desires.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It was okay

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-18-09

Twisted

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

Reviewed: 01-11-19

She's drugged by her brother so that a creep can rape her. Then she's raped and all she says is, "Please." As if "no" was harder. Then she marries his twin who treats her like a piece of furniture and cheats on her. Oh, and despite that he does nothing at all she loves him. So stupid.

  • Only Mine

  • By: Elizabeth Lowell
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 224
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 115

Wolfe Lonetree, the illegitimate son of an English viscount and a Cheyenne woman, has agreed to rescue his friend, Lady Jessica, from an arranged marriage to an abusive Englishman. In return, she will accompany him to America to live in the Rockies as his frontier wife. Despite the frightening passion her handsome husband arouses in her, Jessica fears a man's touch and is determined to be married in name only. But Wolf has other plans for his naive young wife.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ENJOYABLE

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-07-11

It Was Okay

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

Reviewed: 01-11-19

I wasn't fond of Jessica. She was annoying and really, repeated his name about 1000 times.

  • Cocky Bastard

  • By: Penelope Ward, Vi Keeland
  • Narrated by: Michelle Ferguson, Aaron Abano
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,904
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,776
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,775

He was someone who belonged in my wildest fantasies instead of a rest stop in the middle of Nebraska. A sexy, cocky Australian named Chance was the last person I expected to run into on my cross-country drive. When my car broke down, we made a deal. Next thing I knew, we were traveling together, spending sexually tense nights in hotels, and taking unplanned detours. My ordinary road trip turned into the adventure of a lifetime. It was all fun and games until things got intense.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Simply stated, save your money.

  • By Feeding My Addiction Book Reviews on 04-05-16

Chance Is Worth It

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

Reviewed: 01-01-19

Chance is fantastic. He makes it all worth it.

She's okay. Not interesting, but she's okay.

  • Mister Moneybags

  • By: Vi Keeland, Penelope Ward
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,653
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,499
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,499

I met Bianca in an elevator. She was on her way to interview me when we got stuck. The beautiful raven-haired reporter assumed I was a delivery guy because of the way I was dressed. She had no clue I was really Dex Truitt, the wealthy, successful businessman she'd dubbed "Mister Moneybags" - her afternoon appointment. Bianca told me how much she hated Dex's type - snobby, over-educated, silver-spooned men who didn't appreciate the simple things in life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Lydia - HEA Bookshelf on 04-12-17

You Are NOT The Father!

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

Reviewed: 12-29-18

These stories are formula. The couple are about to consummate their relationship? Someone is dying, dead or in the hospital and the poor heroine can't stand to sleep alone. Also, there is always a secret baby. Can they not think of something new?

This time the horny couple might actually be half brother and sister. Oh, and no one gets any fun stuff until the last chapter. It would have been more interesting if they had done the deed before discovering they might be siblings! That's so Flowers in the Attic of me.

  • The Sheikh Wanted Her Pregnant

  • By: Alex Anders
  • Narrated by: Alex Anders
  • Length: 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 10

Emma Cole didn't know. She was an innocent, 22-year-old American and this was her first time in Dubai. The exotic land entranced her. The men, or more precisely, one man, took her breath away. She saw him on the day she arrived, and then her dreams and her coffee shop. Nadeem was gorgeous and mysterious with eyes that devoured her. His allure was hypnotic. And pinned between his body and the wall, she could do nothing to resist him.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Worst story

  • By neil colgan on 12-27-18

Ummm...Why?

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

Reviewed: 12-25-18

The story makes zero sense. No one would ever do any of these things. Hot scenes though.