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  • Dirty Headlines

  • By: L.J. Shen
  • Narrated by: Jacob Morgan, Grace Grant
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,996
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,993

Célian Laurent. Manhattan royalty. Notorious playboy. Heir to a media empire...and my new boss. I could have impressed him, if not for last month's unforgettable one-night stand. I left it with more than orgasms and a pleasant memory - namely, his wallet. Now he's staring me down like I'm the dirt under his Italian loafers, and I'm supposed to take it. But the thing about being Judith "Jude" Humphry is I have nothing to lose. Brooklyn girl. Infamously quirky. Heir to a stack of medical bills and a tattered couch. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT.. AN OUTSTANDING FUN ROMANCE

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 10-19-18

MIND BLOWN!!!

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

Reviewed: 03-08-19

Okay, let me start off by saying this book was FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC. I don't how L.J. Shen does it, but she always comes through with EPIC writing. I mean, to be honest: I wasn't fond of some of the sex scenes. However, the various twists and turns at the books climax made up for it. (Just my two cents). I literally just finished the book and am still reeling from all the pieces of the puzzle coming together. I swear, L.J. Shen is a master of suspense/drama/ and non-cheesy dialogue. And towards the end: I DID NOT SEE ANY OF IT COMING. If you decide to read this book, you'll know exactly what I'm talking about. #nospoilershere. Again, mind blown.

  • Royal Savage

  • By: Victoria Ashley
  • Narrated by: Samantha Cook, Lorenzo Matthews
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 571
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 529
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 532

I can't close my eyes...I refuse to. Every time I do, all I see is blood, death, and pain. I can feel it - almost taste it, bringing me back to that night. It doesn't matter that I'm still breathing; I no longer need it, I no longer want it. I despise it along with everything else around me. The only thing I long for is to f--king fade away. I've given up. Until her at least...Avalon. She comes into my world, knocking me on my ass. Once she sees the damage that I'm capable of; she'll look at me like everyone else around me does: with fear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh if only Royal was real ....

  • By Sue on 10-12-16

BIG FRIGGIN' WOWWWWWW!!!!!

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

Reviewed: 12-25-18

Gah! Where do I start? Well first let me say I was pleasantly surprised by this book; this is my first book from this author, and she did NOT disappoint. From the opening line I was hooked, and could not put it down. Even now I'm shook. Holy hell; does this book grip you in the feels. I cried, actually cried towards the end. This book has so many surprising twists and turns (more so towards the end) that you don't see coming. It will cause you to fall in-love with the characters: there was so much depth and emotion shown in all of them. This talented author has a new fan. Her writing skills are off the charts. Can't wait to read the second installment.

  • One Wild Night

  • By: A.L. Jackson, Rebecca Shea
  • Narrated by: Teddy Hamilton, Maxine Mitchell
  • Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,096
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,021
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,019

Kaylee Rose Burton, kindergarten teacher, has never been a believer in fantasies. Living in L.A. her entire life, she knows the glitz and glam of Hollywood is just an illusion. That is until she stumbles head first into the arms of Hollywood's most eligible bachelor. It was just another day for Paxton Myles on the red carpet until the blue-eyed beauty literally stumbles at his feet. A single glimpse in her innocent eyes and he knows he has to have her. After one night of unbridled passion, Kaylee slips away to live her quiet life, but the paparazzi has other ideas.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wild!

  • By 🌿🌸Susynne🌸🌿 on 09-01-18

SHORT AND SWEET. HOOKED ME FROM THE START!!!

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

Reviewed: 12-02-18

I. LOVED. THIS. BOOK. This is my first time reading one of the author's books and my goodness, she didn't disappoint. I loved the characters. Loved the way this story was written. I felt every word the author encapsulated in this story. Lots of raw emotion, a little angst, and great chemistry. And the narrator's OMG; they did a phenomenal job, the accents were spot on. Overall, I'm so pleased with it. Great, Great, read.

  • Ache for You

  • Slow Burn, Book 3
  • By: J. T. Geissinger
  • Narrated by: Mackenzie Cartwright, Brian Pallino
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 492
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 453
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 450

Boutique owner Kimber DiSanto has seen better days. She’s been dumped at the altar by Prince Charmless, her business went up in flames (literally), and now she’s stuck in Florence, Italy, with an ice-queen stepmother, to try to save her late father’s failing dress shop. Only one thing could make it worse: another man in her life. The arrogant Italian fashion tycoon offering to buy her father’s shop is as rich as he is sexy, and their attraction is off the charts. But Kimber’s not about to get burned again. Women don’t say no to Matteo Moretti.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Laugh out loud enemies to lovers romcon

  • By Sin2sea on 11-07-18

LOVED IT!!!!

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

Reviewed: 11-29-18

As usual, J.T. Geissinger has done it again. My first introduction to this author was actually with book #1 of this series. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it. It was such a funny, entertaining, intelligent read. Definitely worth it.

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  • Jock Row

  • By: Sara Ney
  • Narrated by: Ava Erickson, Josh Goodman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 483
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 455
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 454

Scarlett is always the sensible one: The sober driver. The planner. The one holding your hair back while you're worshiping the porcelain gods. Week-after-week, she visits Jock Row with her friends - the university's hottest party scene and a breeding ground for student athletes. And if keeping her friends out of trouble and guys out of their pants was a sport, she'd be the star athlete. Being a well known jock-blocker gets her noticed for all the wrong reasons; just like that, she's banned from Jock Row. No guy wants a girl around who keeps their jock friends from getting laid.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Very Best Yet!

  • By Monique Cashmere on 10-29-18

WORTH EVERY PENNY!!!

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

Reviewed: 11-08-18

This is the book that made me a fan of Sara Ney (haven't looked back since). It's such a refreshing read; not the typical 'jock meets girl' scenario here. This meet-and-cute is just what the doctor ordered: not too sweet, not a lot of angst. The perfect character development that works well with the storyline. Rowdy and Scarlet's chemistry is amazing; so candid and real. I think what ultimately did it for me, was the phenomenal banter. It's funny, clever, sexy; no cheese at all. Can't wait for the sequel: "Jock Rule." The paperback/e-version has a prequel to Kip Carmichael and Theodora "Teddy" Johnson's story. Seems adorably cute too. Check it out. You won't regret it!!!!

  • Worth the Risk

  • McKinney Brothers, Book 2
  • By: Claudia Connor
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 696
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 638
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 635

Two hearts locked away... Hannah Walker spends her days coaching children through injury and trauma, one therapeutic horseback ride at a time. She knows all too well how violence can change a child and leave scars that never heal. It's easy for her to relate to the kids; what isn't easy is the thought of facing her own harrowing past. Millionaire playboy Stephen McKinney could use a little coaching himself. Five years ago he encountered his most horrible nightmare - and the nightmare won.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Much more pain than pleasure in reading this

  • By F. G. Gailer on 10-15-17

LIKED IT BUT DIDN'T LOVE IT!

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

Reviewed: 11-02-18

I was so excited to read this book. I'd read the first book in this series and absolutely LOVED IT. I was certain that this second addition would be the same. Not exactly. In the beginning, it gripped my attention, sucking me all the way in. Then, as the story developed I found myself cringing (not because of the writing) but because of the amount of violence it had. FYI: I'd read the reviews previously and had decided give it go anyhow. Let me tell you, several of them were right. It had WAY TOO MUCH VIOLENCE. I was frustrated that the author hadn't allowed the character's (mainly Hannah) to have some sort of reprieve. I felt like there were 'happy' moments just not enough. Granted, I like the angle of the story. I love a bit of suspense and angst. However, I felt like this book was too angsty. Other than that, it was actually good. I love the way this author writes; so descriptive and well thought out. 4-star's.

  • Worth the Fall

  • McKinney Brothers, Book 1
  • By: Claudia Connor
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,575
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,454
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,452

Abby Davis isn't wearing a skimpy bikini or sipping umbrella drinks, not when she's busy chasing around four little ones. And Matt McKinney isn't looking for fun - he's a Navy SEAL, a grown man with a long list of missions and fallen brothers. Abby has brought her children to this beach to start over, to give them the enjoyable memories they deserve. Matt has been sidelined by a combat injury, and he is haunted by the loss of his best friend and the promise he made: to remain a SEAL - focused and dedicated.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fabulous ride for the emotions!

  • By xstitchnut on 03-07-17

BEYOND AMAZING!!!

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

Reviewed: 10-28-18

This was my first introduction to Claudia Connor's work, and I have to say she did not disappoint. From the beginning it sucked me in and I was enthralled with the plot, writing, and personable characters. This author writes with heart, and I'm not one to cry while reading a novel but this gripped me in all the feels. I especially loved Matt's family dynamic. They were so loving (maybe not at first) but after a while came around and showered Abby with love. I can't say it enough, BEAUTIFUL STORY! Claudia definitely has a new fan.

  • Hot Asset

  • 21 Wall Street Series, Book 1
  • By: Lauren Layne
  • Narrated by: Samantha Cook, Zachary Webber
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 297
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 295

A sexy agent hounds Wall Street's hottest new wolf in an exhilarating novel from New York Times best-selling author Lauren Layne. Ian Bradley is the definition of a Wall Street hotshot: seven-figure salary, designer suits, and a corner office. His drive off the floor is just as potent. Every woman who knows him has felt the rush. But now he's met his match in Lara McKenzie - a woman with the power to bring Ian to his knees. An ambitious, whip-smart daughter of FBI agents, Lara is a rising star in fighting white-collar crime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow. This book is so very well written.

  • By mary martin on 06-02-18

LOVED IT!!!!

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

Reviewed: 10-22-18

Lauren Layne is such a great writer. I really loved the plot of this book. It starts off great in the beginning. But then it went slow. However, it picked back up again with an element of suspense and surprise toward the end.
Definitely worth the credit.

  • Incarcerated: Letters to Inmate 92510

  • A Future Worth Fighting For 1
  • By: Inger Iversen
  • Narrated by: Olivia Peppersmith
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 317
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 300
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 297

One of the few white kids in a rural Kentucky town, Logan Whyte always kept to his own kind out of self-preservation. He never considered himself racist, but that didn't stop him from falling in with the wrong crowd--one that celebrated hate as much as he fought it--or from ending up in prison for eight years on an armed-robbery charge.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Inmate 92510 Captured My Heart....Flaws And All!

  • By Cheri on 02-11-17

BEAUTIFUL STORY!

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

Reviewed: 10-15-18

Loved this audiobook. It was so different and interesting. I loved how the author touched on race issues in a gripping but gentle way.

  • Weightless

  • By: Kandi Steiner
  • Narrated by: Marie Mitchell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213

I had trusted him, I had loved him, and even though my body had changed that summer, he'd made sure to help me hold on to who I was inside, regardless of how the exterior altered.

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

  • By Cyndi Marie on 01-14-18

SPECTACULAR WRITING! NEW FAN!!!!!

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

Reviewed: 10-13-18

This was my first time reading Kandi Steiner's work (read book too both were good) and let me tell you...it was AMAZING!! This book encapsulates everything readers look for in a great book. A little angst, romance, and stunning writing that draws you in. I've read/listened to a lot of books by a lot of author's. I've come across plenty bad apples that were a total waste of time. But this...this right here...is a GEM. It took me by surprise. It was two-fold; the first part dealt with the H's insecurities, self-esteem issues., and learning who she was after a bad break-up. The second; a BLAST of suspense. YOU DON'T SEE IT COMING. I found myself listening into the wee hours of the night because the sudden chaos made me want to find out the outcome. I loved how this author used little tell-tale signs throughout each chapter and it was thoroughly executed towards the end. She didn't leave you hanging wondering what various things meant. Everything made sense, and was cleverly woven together. Again I can't stress how awesome it was to read a book that was beautifully executed. I'm excited to explore more from this author. 5-Stars!!!!