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  • One More Shot

  • Hometown Players Series #1
  • By: Victoria Denault
  • Narrated by: Mason Lloyd, Jillian Macie
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

Drafted by the NHL at 18, Jordan Garrison was headed for fame, and there was only one person he wanted to share it with - Jessie Caplan. He was crazy in love with her and had finally told her so. They shared an amazing night...and then everything fell apart. Jessie tries not to think about the night she gave herself to Jordan - or how he broke her heart. She tries not to think about it, but she does. Especially now, when she's staring into his sky-blue eyes for the first time in six years.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Second Chance - Childhood Love

  • By Sajie on 08-06-18

Second Chance - Childhood Love

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

Jessie and Jordy have been best friends since they were eight years old, when Jessie and her two younger sisters moved to live with their grandmother after their mother passed away.

Around the time they are eighteen years old, they are both in love with each other, but dating other people.

But with teenage mistakes and misunderstandings, they spend six years apart. Until Jessie's grandmother passes and Jordy returns to their hometown for the funeral. Jordy is now a famous and infamous hockey player and Jessie is almost at the end of her internship to be a physical therapist.

Their meeting, sparks a conversation about the past and what really happened from each others perspective.

This is a second chance romance and my first Victoria Denault book. I liked, though I thought the storyline was a little simplistic. There were some cute moments and I would read more, especially in this series and I'm curious about Luc and Rose, and Devin and Callie.

  • Wait with Me

  • By: Amy Daws
  • Narrated by: Erin Mallon, Teddy Hamilton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 420
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 393
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 393

When romance novelist Kate Smith suddenly gets writer's block as she's beginning the final installment of her international best-selling erotic Bed 'n Breakfast series, she'll do pretty much anything to get her groove back. Like sneak into a Tire Depot waiting room because her words flow there just like complimentary coffee - smooth, sweet, and scorchingly hot. She manages to fly under the radar until the rugged and charming mechanic, Miles Hudson, notices the quirky redhead slinking in and out of the employees-only entrance. But she's way too intriguing to blow the whistle on.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Book Research Never Felt So Good!

  • By bookbruin on 05-14-18

Customer Comfort Center Fun

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

Reviewed: 05-17-18

Audible book provided by author for review.

4.5 Stars

Kate has been having a tough time. Though she and her ex-boyfriend are no longer together, she's still living with him in the townhouse they leased together. Neither of them is willing to give it up and Kate's bestie lives next door. Because of this turmoil in her life, Kate's had writers block and been unable to finish writing her book. That is until she takes her car to Tire Depot for servicing and finds her mojo in the Customer Comfort Center.

First Kate brings in the cars of friends and family, even their friends, co-workers, and family. Then realizes there's an entrance into the CCC on it's own. She's been working in the CCC for a while when, mechanic, Miles notices and approaches her.

Miles has spent the last decade in an on-again, off-again, relationship with his childhood sweetheart, until their final break-up. He doesn't want drama in his life. He's had it with people who lie and the ups and downs of a dramatic relationship. When he meets Kate in the CCC, he's instantly attracted, but tries to stay away from her. He has a jealous streak a mile long and when he see's her with a male friend, he realizes he doesn't want her with anyone else.

The only problem is that Kate has told a little white lie about herself, and when Miles finally finds out, he can't deal with it.

Though this review seems dramatic and a little sad, most of the book is hilarious. Kate's sneaking in and out of the CCC along with her interactions with Miles and her friends are so fun.

I really enjoyed the audiobook. I was so excited to get it for review. There are only two reasons I didn't give it a full five stars. The author uses a word that I started to notice over and over again. Maybe no one else will realize it, but it started to bug me. Then there is the case of the the white lie that I feel just goes on a little too long. But that's a minor issue and the plot point, so I get it. Those issues are so minor they are only worth a half point off.

Thank you to, Amy Daws for the audiobook. I loved listening to it.

  • Marine for Hire

  • Front and Center, Book 1
  • By: Tawna Fenske
  • Narrated by: Dara Rosenberg
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 45

Sam Kercher is every inch a wickedly hot Marine. Tall. Sexy. Lethal. When his best friends call in a favor, Sam is forced to face an entirely new line of duty - playing nanny for their newly divorced sister and her squirming seven-month-old twin boys. If Sam can disassemble an M16 in his sleep, diaper duty should be a cakewalk...right?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet

  • By GSKM in sc on 05-12-18

Okay

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

Reviewed: 05-12-18

Not very humorous ask advertised, but short so that worked in its favor. On to the next read.

  • Reasonable Doubt

  • Complete Series
  • By: Whitney G.
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,899
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,613
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,605

My cock has an appetite. A huge and very particular appetite: blond, curvy, and preferably not a fucking liar... (Although that's a story for another day.) As a high-profile lawyer, I don't have time to waste on relationships, so I fulfill my needs by anonymously chatting and sleeping with women I meet online. My rules are simple: one dinner. One night. No repeats. This is only casual sex. Nothing more. Nothing less. At least it was until Alyssa...

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Overall Grr

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-16-16

Good Listening

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

Reviewed: 04-03-18

This was heavier than the last Whitney G. book I read, but I really enjoyed it. It was everything from sad to funny. I also enjoyed the narrators. I'm a huge Sebastian York audiobook fan.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Wild Irish

  • By: C.M. Seabrook
  • Narrated by: Kyle Maraglio
  • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

I went searching for trouble and I found it. I just didn’t expect to find it in the form of Cillian Gallagher. The gorgeously tatted lead singer and guitarist of Wild Irish, Cillian is everything I’ve always tried to stay away from. He’s wild and dangerous. And exactly what I need to cross off number four on my bucket list. Kiss a complete stranger. It should have been that simple. But I wasn't prepared for the scorching heat that would ignite a passion, leaving us both gasping for air. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my top books for 2017

  • By Melthepest on 01-03-18

Rock Start

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

Reviewed: 03-20-18

Though I wanted to strangle Cillian many times, I did enjoy this book as an audiobook. It was narrated by a man's voice, which I also liked for some reason. I think the fact that he had an American accent when he was speaking in Delany's voices and an Irish accent when speaking for Cillian worked.

I am now very interested in Owen's story. I'm sure his head injury has changed him a lot. I thought Cillian was terrible for believing the worst in his brother and friends and not giving anyone a chance to explain before he made many "bad" judgements.

Delany was a bit of a whiney girl for me, but I understood in some ways why. I loved when she got her back up when Matt showed up. That was when she worked for me.

I need something funny, so Owen's book will have to wait. But I will read it.

  • White-Hot Hack

  • By: Tracey Garvis Graves
  • Narrated by: Kristin Condon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 40

Ian promised Kate that life with him would never be boring, but spending her days picking out paint colors and going to Pilates isn't going to cut it. Meanwhile, Ian discovers that building a white-hat security firm from the ground up seems harder the second time around, and he might have underestimated how much he'd miss the undercover work he walked away from. To make matters worse, the hacktivists are threatening national security, and the task force could really use Ian's help.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • And everything is right in the world

  • By Misty on 10-18-16

Predictable

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

Reviewed: 03-19-18

Pretty predictable for me. Not horrible, just okay. I could see everything coming at ten steps before it happened. Wasn't funny. I just kept thinking that if he was the best (as he said) why didn't he see what was happening, or talk himself out of so many, what he called, paranoid thoughts. They weren't being paranoid.

I kept thinking... Talk to Phillip or Charlie. Ugh!

Then she was so thoughtless in her actions all the time. She should never have been in what she was doing. And come on... everyone knows a smart car can be hacked. What was he thinking letting her drive that home. It just made no sense to me.

Although the narrator was fine, I prefer male voices when there is a male POV. The author wrote the story in such a way that there were times, especially with the narrator being female, I wasn't sure who was talking. Who's POV I was in as her change of voice was much too subtle.

Oh well... onward.

  • Heart-Shaped Hack

  • Kate and Ian, Book 1
  • By: Tracey Garvis Graves
  • Narrated by: Kristin Condon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99

When Kate Watts opens a food pantry in Minneapolis, she never dreamed it would be this difficult. Facing the prospect of turning hungry people away, she is grateful for the anonymous donations that begin appearing. Determined to identify and thank her secret benefactor, she launches a plan and catches Ian in the act.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful and Intriguing! Holds your interest!

  • By Jae Williams on 04-07-16

Not On the Island

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

Reviewed: 03-15-18

I LOVED On The Island series and have always wondered about the author humorous side with this series. So when I got my Audible account, I figured I would take a listen.

It was cute. I think listening kept my attention more than if I were just reading it.

I'm still deciding if I want to read/listen to the send book.

  • Wanderlust

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage, Grace Grant
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,991
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,989

They say Paris is always a good idea.... You know what I say? Paris would be a much better idea if I spoke the dang language. I can't even board the metro to visit the Louvre without ending up at the Moulin Rouge, and let's not even mention how I'll ever make it through a day at my new office. Fortunately my company hooks me up with my own personal translator. Ooh la la. Or should I say bloody hell? Because he's charming, witty, and British, and he brings the city to life for me.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My new favorite narrator

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-09-18

Paris Adventure

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

Reviewed: 02-27-18

Joy is in Paris after taking a job with a new company that has given her a one-year contract in Paris. She's a bio-chemist who specializes in scents. She's thrilled to be on a new adventure in a city she's always wanted to visit. And after her failed relationship, she views this as a new beginning.

Griffin is looking forward to a new adventure as well. He's been working in Paris as an English-to-French translator for a year after a tragedy in his family. His literal bucket list says he is to run a marathon. He been training for one that is coming up in Portugal. After that his goal is to travel around the world and find new adventures. But first he has to complete his next assignment, which will earn him enough money to get to Portugal.

He first sees Joy at a bakery where he is bowled over by the redheaded, confident, American woman. The next time is at a cafe before meeting his next assignment... Whom Joy turns out to be. They agree to just be friends, since she's his new job.

What is that saying...? When you make plans, God laughs. Well that's the case here for both Joy and Griffin.

Griffin's tragedy of a year ago is still affecting him. He believes that his only course in life is to follow the list that was given to him. He feels duty bound to do so, and nothing will deter him from his plans.

Joy had been with a guy who she felt obligation to, now that she's single she doesn't want to start anything new. She wants to learn French, her new job and her new city. She want's to soak up everything Paris has to offer and live a new life.

Both Joy and Griffin soon learn that what they think they should be doing is actually what they are doing... Falling in love and having a new adventure, with each other.

I really enjoyed this book. Though most of the books I've read by Lauren Blakely have been funny, there really wasn't any of that here. Don't get me wrong, they have cute, fun, sexy, and silly banter with each other. But this was a serious story about finding yourself and what is out there for you but letting it happen the way it's supposed to unfold.

I was unfortunately at Starbuck when a really sweet and poignant moment brought me to tears. I had to hide my face so people didn't think I was some crazy person who just broke out in tears.

But I also loved the interview with Lauren at the end. Normally I end audiobooks, for some reason, once they get to the author speaking. But found myself intrigued by how she came to write these two characters and what they meant to her.

She mentioned and installment in the Caught Up In Love and Seductive Nights series, which I've never read. But this book brought back my love and desire to visit Paris and I actually felt like I could see it all in my head during the narration. I'm looking to read books from the other two series which also feature the City of Lights.

I loved the narrators and agree with Ms. Blakely that having Griffen with a British accent, having an American woman find love in Paris with a British man and all their adventures was perfect.

Very good story. Really enjoyed it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Cupcake Overload

  • Cupcake Series, Book 2
  • By: Bethany Lopez
  • Narrated by: Ava Zilver
  • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

I was out with my girls enjoying a much-needed ladies night, wondering if one more dirty martini would push me over the edge. The next thing I knew, I was in the club’s bathroom listening to a woman screaming "no" and a man’s voice growling, "I know you want it." That asshole picked the wrong restroom at the wrong time. Little did I know the asshole was Cade’s VP, and although we saved that woman from his clutches that night, she’d be found floating in a motel pool a month later.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Girl Posse BFF's & Cupcakes

  • By Sajie on 02-17-18

Girl Posse BFF's & Cupcakes

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

Reviewed: 02-17-18

Lila and her friends are out for girls-night when they find a young woman saying "No" to a greasy looking guy in the bathroom. Coming the the girls rescue, they think it's all over until Cade takes Lila to the compound to meet his brother MC's, only to discover the greasy guy is Cade's VP, Sledge, and Lila forgot to tell Cade about the incident. This causes Lila and Cade's first disagreement.

When Samantha, the young woman from the bathroom incident, turns up dead, all signs point to Sledge. He asks Lila to investigate and help clear his name. As Lila interviews everyone in Samantha's life, things finally start to fall into place. But will Lila and Cade make it through their first disagreement?

These books are short and sweet. I love how quickly things happen, but happen in a way that keeps you interested enough to want to keep reading. I'm looking forward to the next book. I can't wait to find out what happens in Hawaii and what's with Lila's feeling of dread. I'm also a little upset that the next book after that one doesn't come out until May. What am I going to do until then? UGH!

And all the talk of cupcakes is making me want to head over the the Sprinkles ATM near me. Yes, I live very close to a cupcake ATM... can you believe it. But I'm going to try to hold strong because I need to loose weight. LOL!

I do love this series, but think that a male voice doing the male speaking parts would give it that much more umph! Just saying...

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Always Room for Cupcakes

  • By: Bethany Lopez
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Garner
  • Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

One day I was bebopping along, jamming to the music in my head while wondering if my thighs could handle grabbing a cupcake on the way home. The next thing I knew, my entire world crashed and burned. I used to wake up at night in a sweat, crying because I'd dreamt that my husband was cheating on me or that he hated me and resented my kids. He'd always hold me close and tell me it was all just a dream, that he loved me and our family and that he'd never let me go. He was a f--king liar.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • yummy cupcakes! and a lot of fun thrown in

  • By TinkerMel on 05-21-17

Crazy Fun Cozy

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

Reviewed: 02-17-18

Ten months after Delilah "Lila" Horton found her husband of thirteen years cheating on him, snapped a photo, and posted it all over their small town, she finds herself divorced and living in a three bedroom apartment with her twins Elin and Elena, working part time at her best friend, Amy May's pastry shop and as a photographic investigator for local PI, Moose.

Moose seems to be a bit of a shut-in, who uses Lila as his eyes by sending her out to take photos of other cheating spouses, thieves and anyone else who may need their services. While following a woman that Moose has asked her to get photos of, she discovers a suburban drug ring. But is noticed by the guy behind it. Trying to get away, a tall, big, sexy man on a motorcycle comes to her rescue. This guy is thirty eight year old, Hawaiian, Cade Wilkes. Cade has been with the MC's for over 20 years, but has started to slowly break away from their everyday business. After spotting Lila a couple of times, and rescuing her from her recent encounter with, who will turn out to be a really bad guy, he asks her out.

As Lila and Cade get closer, we are introduced to her posse of BFF's, Amy May, Bea, a cop in town, and journalist Carmen Santos, who they will all become friends with.

Lila is smart and sassy, but can find trouble even in their small town without looking for it. But all her ills can be cured with cupcakes from Amy Mays shop. And getting the BFF discount is everything she can ask for.

With a budding new relationship, slowly getting over her grudge against her cheating ex-husband, and running into trouble with a Mexican drug cartel, what else can happen to Lila?

This was cute and fun. I really enjoyed it. Feels like it could be a television show like Claws on TNT. I would love to watch this group of women get into trouble each week.