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  • Illegal Contact

  • Barons, Book 1
  • By: Santino Hassell
  • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese, Eric London
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 312
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289

New York Barons tight end Gavin Brawley is suspended from the team and on house arrest after a video of him brawling goes viral. Gavin already has a reputation as a jerk with a temper on and off the field - which doesn't help him once he finds himself on the wrong side of the law. And while he's been successful professionally, he's never been lucky when it comes to love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • awesome

  • By Charo on 12-04-17

Hot men with a heart of gold

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

Reviewed: 02-21-18

Where does Illegal Contact rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I was a little concerned with some of the reviews for the dual narration. I'm glad I took the chance. I enjoyed the way the story was told.

Any additional comments?

This is a good MM story with nice sex scenes and a better story. I enjoyed the way the story unfolded and couldn't wait to find out what happened. I'm ready for number two.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Lightning-Struck Heart

  • By: TJ Klune
  • Narrated by: Michael Lesley
  • Length: 19 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,688
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,605
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,599

Once upon a time, in an alleyway in the slums of the City of Lockes, a young and somewhat lonely boy named Sam Haversford turns a group of teenage douchebags into stone completely by accident. Of course, this catches the attention of a higher power, and Sam's pulled from the only world he knows to become an apprentice to the king's wizard, Morgan of Shadows.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely brilliant

  • By Rain on 12-23-15

A magical tale

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

Reviewed: 07-05-17

What made the experience of listening to The Lightning-Struck Heart the most enjoyable?

I'm not a fan of dragon books, never have been. I think they've been overdone and really... how much can you do with a dragon? It's just not my cup of tea. But I know there is a reason the genre is popular I just don't buy the books.
Then this came out. And I thought...well, I'll give it a try. I like TJ Klune and I have a credit so why not.
OMG! The cast of characters...WOW! OMG! I wish I'd gotten this book sooner, is it too early to reread?

What other book might you compare The Lightning-Struck Heart to and why?

At first I wasn't sure about the narrator. But the voices match my view on the characters. It's almost Epic how much this story is brought to life.
So poor Sam, a wizard in training, in love with a knight.
Love Gary and Tiggy, Love Tiggy!
Kevin- best dragon ever!
The knight and prince- love the plot twists and turns involving these two.
So many unexpected scenes. This might be one of the most thought out, creative, worlds that I've ever read. Even though I already liked the author, I'm shocked by the way this story unfolded.

Which scene was your favorite?

The humor, OMG! Yes I laughed out loud. Yes, I actually had to stop reading and wipe the tears from my eyes. How does TJ Klune do that?

I can't pick my favorite scene- it's just too hard.

Any additional comments?

I thought I'd enjoy the book- I had no idea I'd love it. Already purchased the next book in kindle format.

  • Empty Net

  • Scoring Chances, Book 4
  • By: Avon Gale
  • Narrated by: Scott R. Smith
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93

Spartanburg Spitfires' goalie and captain, Isaac Drake, ended last season with an unexpected trip to the playoffs. He's found a home and a family with his coach and mentor, Misha Samarin, and he's looking forward to making a serious run for the Kelly Cup. But things take an interesting turn when Isaac's arch-nemesis, Laurent St. Savoy, is traded to the Spitfires. After Laurent's despicable behavior in the playoffs last year, Isaac wants nothing to do with him - no matter how gorgeous he is.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great addition, moving and funny both

  • By Morgan A Skye on 01-25-17

This entire series is a hit

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

Reviewed: 06-29-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

You know when you find a series and you just want it to go on forever? Well this is one of those for me. If you enjoy MM romance with the perfect amount of plot, strong characters, emotion, and story telling you should read this book. I do recommend reading them in order but only because the books are just so great.

What does Scott R. Smith bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

This narrator is very talented. I don't know that I've listened to him or not but the way he connects with our characters is amazing. I would pick up more books that he narrates.

  • Again

  • By: Mary Calmes
  • Narrated by: Nick J. Russo
  • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197

Six years ago, Noah Wheeler went to meet his boyfriend, Dante Cerreto, at the airport, and his world ended. Dante was kissing someone else and claimed to be in love. So Noah took his heartbreak and closed the door on the big picture of what he thought his life would be, focusing instead on the piece of the dream he got to keep, being a father. Six years later, Dante wants to make up for lost time, but he's going to have to take a crash course in communication and seduction. Noah's not going to fall in love just to be broken again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Loved the narration!

  • By Belen on 07-02-17

Finally!

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

Reviewed: 06-29-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I already love this story. It's one of my auto re-reads in kindle addition so for it to come out in audio is just perfect. Luckily Mary Calmes uses only the best of the narrators out there and Nick Russo did a stunning performance. It's short and sweet but good for when you just need a quick fix.

Have you listened to any of Nick J. Russo’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, Nick Russo is one of my favorites. It's funny how a narrator can make or break a story, especially if you already love it, this was a perfect match.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Alpha Barman

  • J.T's Bar, Book 1
  • By: Sue Brown
  • Narrated by: Greg Boudreaux
  • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 102

Jake Tyler walked out of Covert Ops two years ago, a devastated, broken man after he discovered his sister brutally murdered by her husband, Riley. Since then he's found a kind of peace running a rural bar. The last thing Jake Tyler expects is his former team to turn up with grim news. Jake's ex-brother-in-law has escaped from prison and is heading Jake's way. The team is here to protect Jake, whether he likes it or not - a decision reluctantly shared by their leader, Jake's ex-lover Mitch Mitchelson.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow! Wasn't expecting a hit!

  • By ScrappyMom on 05-10-17

Wow! Wasn't expecting a hit!

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

Reviewed: 05-10-17

If you could sum up Alpha Barman in three words, what would they be?

Action, Adventure, Love

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jake left his covert unit after the death of his sister by his best friend, brother in law, and team mate. You know this from the beginning. Then the team arrives to watch over Jake after Riley escapes custody. Let the fun begin. I loved Jake. He is a character that your heart just breaks for. However Mitch is it for me. Hot Alpha male who had his heart broken when Jake left without a word. Mitch is bossy, dominant, and pissed off. Perfect combination to put these two together with.

What does Greg Boudreaux bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Perfect voices! I couldn't have picked a better narrator. Mitch just makes me shiver.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I couldn't stop listening! I listen when I'm driving or if I have a mundane task at work. I skipped over my tv shows last night. I didn't want the book to end! The plot twists and turns were perfect and even until the last chapter the unexpected happen!

Any additional comments?

I look forward to the next book. This isn't an auto buy author from me. If I come across a book of hers that I like I might buy it. This book sat in my wishlist for awhile. The blurb does not do it justice. I would auto buy this entire series. The secondary characters are just as awesome!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Poppy's Secret

  • Dreamspun Desires, Book 28
  • By: Andrew Grey
  • Narrated by: John Solo
  • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

Pat Corrigan and Edgerton "Edge" Winters were ready to start a family - or so Pat thought. At the last minute, Edge got cold feet and fled. Pat didn't bother telling him the conception had already gone through and little Emma was on her way. He didn't want a relationship based on obligation. He'd rather raise his daughter on his own. Nine years later, Emma and her Poppy are doing fine. Edge isn't. He realizes what he threw away by leaving, and he's back to turn his life around and reclaim his family.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story overall

  • By ScrappyMom on 05-10-17

Good story overall

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

Reviewed: 05-10-17

What made the experience of listening to Poppy's Secret the most enjoyable?

I enjoy Andrew Grey and even though this is a shorter book I still enjoyed it very much. I liked the way the author didn't slam the two main characters together and bam its perfect. The story was well written. The narrator did a very good job.

Which character – as performed by John Solo – was your favorite?

This is a new to me narrator. I enjoyed him very much. He had both men perfectly and even the female characters worked. That's not something you find every time.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Axel's Pup

  • By: Kim Dare
  • Narrated by: Chris Clog
  • Length: 20 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 404
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 378
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 380

As the landlord of The Dragon's Lair and leader of The Black Dragons Motorcycle Club, Axel Carmichael has seen it all and done it all. He's a respected and experienced dom. Nothing shocks him anymore, and nobody catches him off guard. When Bayden rides up to The Dragon's Lair on a bike worth more than most men earn in a year, and immediately demonstrates that he has far more attitude than sense, it's easy for Axel to write him off as a silly little rich boy who's about to get himself killed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A rare 5 star review

  • By ScrappyMom on 04-20-17

A rare 5 star review

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

Reviewed: 04-20-17

Where does Axel's Pup rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I don't give many 5 star reviews for audiobooks. It seems like it the story is great then the narrator won't be. If we have an awesome narrator the story won't be a 5 star effort. For once everything came together. And let me tell you, with Axel's Pup already being one of my favorite books I was really worried about this. Happily though I get to give both the narrator (who is new to me) and the book 5 stars!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Axel's Pup?

I've re-read this book so many times that when I found out it was available for audio I purchased it right away without even having a credit left. Yes, I don't mind spending my hard earned money for this!
My favorite moments in the book are when Bayden does penance and his big punishment after the second fight with Ford. These are what sealed the deal with me to how much Axel and Bayden belonged together.
The hottest moment is when Axel and Bayden pretend Axel is a wolf as well and Axel actually cuts his pants off. Woo! Hot! Fanning myself!

What about Chris Clog’s performance did you like?

He got the voices right and the feel of the characters. Bayden is not weak. He might be a sub but he is also a strong character. I loved how the narrator did not make him sound weak or give him a lisp or something like that. Axel's voice was perfect.

There were very small issues. I few times in the beginning he said Alex instead of Axel. I caught that probably because I love Axel so much. When Axel and Bayden's mom speak there is two lines delivered in her voice when it's actually Axel speaking. Easy to miss and did not distrupt the story at all.

I will admit at the very first I was thrown off. I knew the author was from the UK. I knew the book is set over there. Duh, so when I heard the accent it threw me. I actually paused the book to brace myself. I've never owned an audio book not being US accent. I am so glad I went on. It wouldn't have been right to have an US accent with the UK words. I just had to adjust.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I always have a strong reaction to good books. During this listen I even tapped back to listen to some parts a second time because they were so wonderful. This is the kind of book that allows you to really feel what the characters are going through.

Any additional comments?

I know the author said she is planning a second book. That made my month. While this book is great having more of Bayden and Axel, even the secondary characters is what's needed right now. I would love to see Hale with a wolf! Could you imagine that? OMG!
The world might not be perfect, but being able to escape into a book like this makes it tolerable.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Tough Love

  • Special Delivery, Book 3
  • By: Heidi Cullinan
  • Narrated by: Iggy Toma
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77

Crescencio "Chenco" Ortiz pulled himself up by his garter straps after his father's will yanked the financial rug from under his spank-me pumps. He doesn't need anyone, yet when Steve Vance steps into his life, the prospect of having a sexy leather daddy on tap begins to take on a certain appeal. There's a hitch when he learns Steve is friends with Mitch Tedsoe - the half-brother Chenco never knew except through his father's twisted lies.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Decent Story

  • By Jeffrey on 12-16-17

Why did it have to end?

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

Reviewed: 02-14-17

What made the experience of listening to Tough Love the most enjoyable?

Oh my! I wasn't prepared for the emotional journey this story takes you on. Yes there's kink. Yes the old cast is back. Yes there are super sweet moments. Why did it have to end? Steve and Chenco are a great addition to the series. Crabtree's cameo is well written but it's the boys of this series that make you want to keep listening.

Which scene was your favorite?

OMG! The trip to Las Vegas with Steve and Chenco in the back and Mitch and Sam up front. (Fans self)

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

The narrator does such a good job with the voices that you always know who is talking. It's the emotion he shows that make this listen so incredible. The final scene with Steve and Gordy brought tears to my eyes. I could feel the hurt, confusion, and regret.

Any additional comments?

Yes, there is more kink in this book. It's perfectly written and I enjoyed every scene. Steve and Chenco are more hardcore than our previous boys but the storyline works wonderfully.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Double Blind

  • Special Delivery, Book 2
  • By: Heidi Cullinan
  • Narrated by: Iggy Toma
  • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98

Randy Jensen can't stand to just sit by and watch as a mysterious man throws money away on the roulette wheel, especially since Randy's got his own bet going as to the reason this guy is making every play like it's his last day on earth. The man's dark desperation hits Randy right in the gut. Half of him warns that getting involved is a sucker's bet, and the other half scrambles for a reason - any reason - to save the man's soul.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh for the love of Randy!!

  • By Shandara Majere on 07-15-16

Just wow

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

Reviewed: 02-14-17

What did you love best about Double Blind?

The characters make this series. It has very strong connections between the MC's plus the secondary characters are awesome. The entire book has you on the edge of your seat and waiting for what is going to happen. Sappy at parts in all the best ways with little kittens while hotter than hot sex scenes.

Any additional comments?

Buy this book but start with the first in the series before. I'm moving on to the third and cannot wait.

  • Special Delivery: Special Delivery, Book 1

  • By: Heidi Cullinan
  • Narrated by: Iggy Toma
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148

Sam Keller knows he'll never find the excitement he craves in Middleton, Iowa - not while he's busting his ass in nursing school and paying rent by slaving away in a pharmacy stockroom. Then Sam meets Mitch Tedsoe, an independent long-haul trucker who makes a delivery to a shop across the alley. Innocent flirting quickly leads to a fling, and when Mitch offers to take him on a road trip west, Sam jumps at the chance for adventure.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sexy with a swoon/sigh worthy ending!

  • By Belen on 04-09-16

Unexpected Goodness

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

Reviewed: 02-14-17

What made the experience of listening to Special Delivery: Special Delivery, Book 1 the most enjoyable?

I found this book by listening to another of the author's series Love lessons where these characters have a cameo. They drew me in enough I decided to give them a try. Great narrator. So glad I decided to try the series.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The interaction between the characters in this books is written so thoroughly that you feel with me. I even teared up some but laughed more than anything. The Vegas portion is hot and I am so glad this isn't a single title.

Any additional comments?

I hadn't thought about this book because trucker fantasy hasn't been an interest. Oh, how I had been missing out. Sam is sweet, funny. and kinky. Mitch is another great character. Oh, and Randy... his book is next. Woo Hoo!