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  • Someone to Love

  • A Westcott Novel, Book 1
  • By: Mary Balogh
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 773
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 705
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 701

Anna Snow grew up in an orphanage in Bath knowing nothing of the family she came from. Now she discovers that the late Earl of Riverdale was her father and that she has inherited his fortune. She is also overjoyed to learn she has siblings. However, they want nothing to do with her or her attempts to share her new wealth. But the new earl's guardian is interested in Anna.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Other side of the blanket

  • By Minks on 11-19-16

It was boring.

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

Reviewed: 08-18-18

There was no build up, no burn, it was completely dull. The marriage proposal was stupid,. He asks her to marry him so that he can be her chaperone. What???

I bet the author was bored when she wrote it.

  • Longing

  • By: Mary Balogh
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 191

The illegitimate daughter of an English lord, Sian Jones abandoned her heritage to live in a stalwart coal-mining community in South Wales. Empowered by their cause, she's engaged to be married to the leader of a revolutionary movement that is bracing itself against the tyranny of English mine owners. But Sian's principles are unexpectedly shaken when she accepts a job as governess under Alexander Hyatt, the mysterious marquess of Craille, the oppressive symbol of everything she has come to resist.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful writing frustrating characters

  • By Kim Moore on 11-25-15

Heartbreaking

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-17-18

I loved this book. I don't even trust myself to review it properly, but I will try. The hero is the man we all wish existed in real life, but doesn't. The heroine is strong without being over the top. They both have weaknesses, but nothing insurmountable.

There is sorrow, beauty and love in every page. I often read books and promptly forget them, but I will never forget this one.

  • The President Is Missing

  • By: Bill Clinton, James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Dennis Quaid, January LaVoy, Peter Ganim, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,348
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,791
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,754

The White House is the home of the president of the United States, the most guarded, monitored, closely watched person in the world. So how could a US president vanish without a trace? And why would he choose to do so? An unprecedented collaboration between President Bill Clinton and the world's best-selling novelist, James Patterson, The President Is Missing is a breathtaking story from the pinnacle of power.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Wanted it to be so much better

  • By K. Moeller on 06-18-18

A Wonderful Book

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

I was trepidatious of this book, because James Patterson had become old hat to me. I stayed up all night listening to it and it was worth it. Once again, I refuse to give away the plot, but take it from a girl that reads four books a day--you will love it.

  • Wicked and the Wallflower

  • The Bareknuckle Bastards, Book 1
  • By: Sarah MacLean
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121

When Wicked Comes Calling... When a mysterious stranger finds his way into her bedchamber and offers his help in landing a duke, Lady Felicity Faircloth agrees - on one condition. She’s seen enough of the world to believe in passion, and won’t accept a marriage without it. The Wallflower Makes a Dangerous Bargain... Bastard son of a duke and king of London’s dark streets, Devil has spent a lifetime wielding power and seizing opportunity, and the spinster wallflower is everything he needs to exact a revenge years in the making.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narration detracted a lot for me. Listen to sample.

  • By Elaine C Grimes on 07-09-18

Excellent Book

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

Reviewed: 08-04-18

Sarah MacLean is a master of her craft and this book definitely does justice to her talent. I hate giving away plots and telling all in reviews, so I will simply say that if you are on the fence about this book, don't be. It's worth it.

  • My Fair Princess

  • Improper Princesses Series, Book 1
  • By: Vanessa Kelly
  • Narrated by: Beverley A. Crick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26

Despite being the illegitimate daughter of a prince, Gillian Dryden is happily ignorant of all social graces. After growing up wild in Italy, Gillian has been ordered home to England to find a suitable husband. And Charles Valentine Penley, the excessively proper, distractingly handsome Duke of Leverton, has agreed to help transform her from a willful tomboy to a blushing debutante.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Stilted on Romance

  • By Kindle Customer17 on 08-04-18

Stilted on Romance

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

Reviewed: 08-04-18

The romance between the characters is stilted at best, which weakens the novel. I like the heroine, but I wish there had been more of a build up between her and the hero. It was as if the author added the romance in at the last moment and the first half of the book is bereft of any real tension between the two characters, except for antagonism, which is not tempered with angry embraces, kisses or anything else. There is a rival for the hero's affection and that could have added the needed tension, but it falls flat.

It's not a bad book, but it simply could have been so much better, which is why I have to three star it. It falls short of the mark.

  • The Widow Wager

  • The Notorious Flynns, Volume 3
  • By: Jess Michaels
  • Narrated by: Danielle O'Farrell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130

Crispin Flynn has been on a downward spiral ever since he lost the woman he loved and watched his brother forced into a life he never would have chosen. His response has been drinking and gambling his way to utter ruin. One night, deep in his cups, he places a dangerous bet that results in him being forced to marry Gemma, the widow of the Earl of Laurelcross.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • No wow factor

  • By Cam on 12-29-15

Good, but...

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-03-18

I am not going to give away the plot, but it was a little...unbelievable. I also had trouble warming up to the heroine. It's not that she is awful, but she is kind of...unlikable. She has no interests outside of being a martyr and screwing the hero. It's not that she is awful, but she isn't realistic to me. I felt like telling her to get off the cross because someone could use the wood, except she clearly had issues regarding self respect. Literally, she banged the hero constantly without him ever saying a word of love to her. Oh, and all her self sacrifice made me nauseous. Just once I wanted her to be a smartass or SOMETHING other than a mewly mouthed mouse that saved everybody and blushed all the time.

  • Forbidden

  • The Wicked Woodleys, Volume 1
  • By: Jess Michaels
  • Narrated by: Danielle O'Farrell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 85

Jude Samson has worked for the Woodley family for such a long time that he is seen as a brother. But he has very unbrotherly feelings toward the youngest of the clan, Lady Audrey. When they find themselves off at the family's country estate, long simmering desires will come to the forefront and Jude won't be able to stop himself from taking that one, oh-so-forbidden taste.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Just OK

  • By Micky on 05-18-16

Heroine Runs Into A Patch of Villains Because She IS STUPID

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-03-18

I liked this book at first. Then the author did the same thing with her heroine every author does. She makes the heroine an idiot. First because she rambles on about the heroine being afraid of passion. Okay, moronic, but whatever. Then the hero does something unwise, but not unforgivable. What does the heroine do? She becomes so stupid it hurts. I didn't bother reading after that because it was so predictable.

In the bright side, the sex scenes were good. Just fast forward through the rest, you won't miss anything.

  • All The King's Men: Knight of Pleasure, Book 2

  • By: Margaret Mallory
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135

Lady Isobel Hume is an expert swordswoman who knows how to choose her battles. When the king asks her to wed a French nobleman to form a political alliance, she agrees. But that's before the devilishly charming Sir Stephen Carleton captures her heart-and tempts her to betray her betrothed, her king, and her country.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Okay

  • By bebe on 04-24-16

So Dumb

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

Reviewed: 08-01-18

Another heroine that runs out into a patch of villians for absolutely no good reason, denies the man she loves out of complete stupidity and acts like every basic girl in every romance novel written. I am not sure why I read this.

  • Knight of Desire: All The King's Men Series, Book 1

  • By: Margaret Mallory
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181

His surcoat still bloody from battle, William FitzAlan comes to claim the strategic borderlands granted to him by the king. One last prize awaits him at the castle gates: the lovely Lady Catherine Rayburn. Catherine risked everything to spy for the crown. Her reward? Her lands are declared forfeit and she is given this choice: marry FitzAlan or be taken to the Tower. Catherine agrees to give her handsome new husband her body, but she's keeping secrets, and dare not give him her heart.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Stong Heroine.

  • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 12-07-13

It's Not Bad, But Not Great

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-01-18

Ever feel like you will vomit if a heroine is dumb one more TIME? Or slap someone for being so blind about something obvious? This is it.

  • How to Tame Your Duke

  • A Princess in Hiding, Book 1
  • By: Juliana Gray
  • Narrated by: Veida Dehmlow
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 182
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 159

England, 1888. Quiet and scholarly Princess Emilie has always avoided adventure, until she's forced to disguise herself as a tutor in the household of the imposing Duke of Ashland, a former soldier disfigured in battle and abandoned by his wife. When chance draws her into a secret liaison with the duke, Emilie can't resist the opportunity to learn what lies behind his forbidding mask and find out what adventure really means. The duke never imagines that his son's tutor and his mysterious golden-haired beauty are one and the same.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't miss this Exciting New Trilogy

  • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 09-16-13

It's Not Bad

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-28-18

The only problem is how stupid the heroine is about so many things. It's as if she is being stupid for the sake of it.