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  • Persuasion

  • Curse of the Gods, Volume 2
  • By: Jane Washington, Jaymin Eve
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Moyen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,872
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,740
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,740

Willa Knight: Dweller? Bad-ass? Notorious pet to five magical beings? In Blesswood, there are rules, and someone is trying to teach her how to follow them. The only problem is Willa. Which shouldn’t be anything new, since she has been a problem since birth — something her pseudo-sister Emmy would agree on. So it definitely shouldn’t be new, but it is. Because things are starting to happen that have never happened before. Things are starting to get chaotic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hooked on these books

  • By Alisha McCoy on 11-22-17

I really want to like this series, but I can’t.

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

Reviewed: 11-16-18

The series started off okay. I like that a dweller is challenging the way things have been. I love the Abcurse brothers and how they are protective of Willa.

But. The book’s focus is more in the sexual frustration than it is the plot or the friendship between them all. You get bits of plot and things moving along, but Willa is so caught up in the boys and the boys are so caught up in their sexual thoughts than anything more. It’s so frustrating!

I don’t know if it’s because I’m not as into sex or if it’s because I’m not the right age for this series, but I really am not fond of the focus on sex — or the lack thereof since they have a “pact”. Ugh.

There are a few other things I’m not fond of either, but that’s the main one. And the immaturity and lack of common sense ... I can’t finish the series, no matter how much I like the idea of five boys and Willa as friends and a badass group.

  • Kage

  • By: Maris Black
  • Narrated by: J. F. Harding
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 880
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 832
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 830

My name is Jamie Atwood, and I'm an addict. I never thought I'd say such a thing. Never had a problem being overly attached to anything in my life. I came from a perfectly middle-class family, made good grades, and had a hot cheerleader girlfriend...but the truth is, nothing ever really moved me. So how did a guy like me become an addict? I met Michael Kage. Kage is an MMA fighter. A famous one. I like to think I helped him get that way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Be Warned

  • By Sweet Pea on 06-20-16

I want to like it...

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

Reviewed: 10-19-18

It started out fine, with Jamie pursuing his career and trying to make it happen. I liked Jamie at the beginning. Kage ... I get that he had a hard childhood and he's a fighter, but his views on things, especially how he acted with those views, made me hesitant to finish listening to the series.

The fact that they didn't real talk or communicate when misunderstandings could have been dealt with quickly and instead just had sex and then didn't talk, made me really frustrated. It happened over and over throughout the series.

The way that the series had Jamie and Kage's relationship develop and how it was handled made me a bit upset. While nothing was really non-consensual and Jamie said he was okay with it, Kage didn't ask if it was okay and they didn't discuss it before hand (they did once or twice with life-threatening things) but that "Kage just knew" what "Jamie needed" felt wrong. And the way that Jamie basically left his life to be with Kage and to let go of his values because he was around Kage and his lifestyle was infuriating.Especially how he just let Kage have control in almost everything to do with himself ... when he was a very independent person before he met Kage, but yet when Kage wanted him on his knees or wanted to eat certain things or not certain things, he bent his will for that .... All of the sudden?

The whole mystery about Kage and his secret was drawn out a bit, I think. You don't get a real answer until the last book. And the ending seemed a bit rushed. Like it all had to be dealt with quickly. I felt like there were things and people left undone?

I really want to like this series because there were some great parts in the series. And Jamie and Kage both have great moments, but the overall story and how it all played out aggravated me.

The part I loved was the narrator! He was amazing. You could tell who was speaking very distinctly! I've listened to some of his other books, too, and I really love how he reads and really gets into each character.

  • Upending Tad Bundle: Volumes 1, 2, 3

  • Upending Tad: A Journey of Erotic Discovery
  • By: Kora Knight
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131

Volumes one, two, and three of the Upending Tad series. In Loser Takes All, Tad's weekend starts out like any other; hitting a college frat party with a handful of buddies. But just as the evening hits its peak, things get up-ended fast. Ditched by his drunken, trolling friends, Tad winds up getting hustled by three jocks playing poker. Now, he's forced to pay his dues in the most outlandish of ways by spending an hour with his victors' favorite flogger, Scott.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • hot as hell

  • By Rebecca Azizov on 05-06-18

I didn’t finish the first book..

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

Reviewed: 09-26-18

The performance is amazing! I love how he portrays the characters.

I couldn’t make it past the first scene, though. I read another review that said in the second book, it gets revealed to Scott what their circumstances really were and that he didn’t know in the first book, however, that doesn’t justify that he should’ve talked to Tad more, given a safe word, questioned why Tad was so nervous, and not pushed someone who clearly wasn’t into it. This wasn’t consensual because Tad was forced into flogging or get a beating. It doesn’t matter that he wanted to get off later because he wasn’t in his right mind because of the flogging ... this was not consensual and it bothered me too much to finish the scene.

The books may get better and might deal with this later, like the review I read said, but I am too uncomfortable with how I started to finish.

  • An Unlocked Heart

  • Collars & Cuffs
  • By: K. C. Wells
  • Narrated by: Nick J. Russo
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276

Since the death of his submissive lover two years ago, Leo hasn't been living--merely existing. He focuses on making Collars & Cuffs, a BDSM club in Manchester's gay village, successful. That changes the night he and his business partner have their weekly meeting at Severinos. Leo can't keep his eyes off the new server. The shy man seems determined to avoid Leo's gaze, but that's like a red rag to a bull. Leo loves a challenge.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, not the right narration!

  • By L. Antoine on 02-05-16

Two dates in and already they are like this?

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

Reviewed: 06-27-18

There was too much of “it just felt right” and “I don’t know why but...” and ugh, really?! I also didn’t like how Leo took control like that, that fast. They have been on two dates! And he was already making decisions for Alex. And Alex just let it happen because “he just couldn’t say no” ... really?! Ugh. No thank you. I don’t feel like this properly represents dom/sub relations... or if it does, I am seriously thinking about it in a different light. I’m not a big fan of this ...

  • Cross & Crown

  • By: Abigail Roux
  • Narrated by: Brock Thompson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210

When Nick O'Flaherty arrives at the scene of a double homicide to find he has a witness to the crime, he thinks it's his lucky day. But when he realizes his witness is suffering from amnesia and can't even remember his own name, Nick wishes he'd gone with his gut and put in for vacation time. Then Nick's boyfriend and former Recon teammate, Kelly Abbott, joins him in Boston, and Nick finds his hands a little too full as the case and his personal life collide.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • For fans only - NOT newbies

  • By Belen on 01-03-16

I loved this so much

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

Reviewed: 05-06-18

Yessssss. I'm so happy that we get to read what happened for Cross to owe Kels and Nick a favor in the Cut and Run Series. I love this series.

  • Shock & Awe

  • By: Abigail Roux
  • Narrated by: Brock Thompson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213

After barely surviving a shootout in New Orleans, Sidewinder medic Kelly Abbott has to suffer through a month of recovery before he can return home to Colorado. He's not surprised when fellow Sidewinder Nick O'Flaherty stays with him in New Orleans. Nor is he surprised when Nick travels home with him to help him get back on his feet - after all, years on the same Marine Force Recon team bonded the men in ways that only bleeding for a brother can.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sidewinders are off to a great start!

  • By Tams (TTC Books and more) on 03-11-16

YESSSSSSS

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

Reviewed: 05-06-18

I got really happy when I found out that there was this side series to the Cut and Run series. I love the relationship progress with Kels and Nick. This was very well written, and I loved this to pieces.

  • Crash & Burn

  • By: Abigail Roux
  • Narrated by: J. F. Harding
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 385
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 363
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362

It's been five years since Special Agents Ty Grady and Zane Garrett first worked together to solve the Tri-State murders, and time has been both harsh and kind. Engaged now, they face the challenge of planning a deeply uncertain future together. Zane is at the pinnacle of his career with one last mystery to solve while Ty is at sea in a world where he's no longer the tip of a spear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bittersweet but Fantastic!

  • By Tams (TTC Books and more) on 04-15-16

Amazing end to an amazing series

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

Reviewed: 05-06-18

I'm really sad that this series is over. I loved every second of it. This book, though. Wow. I almost had a heart attack a few times. I cried a few times, too. It was amazing. I like how it all came together and how it ended. I highly recommend.

  • Touch & Geaux

  • Cut & Run Series, Book 7
  • By: Abigail Roux
  • Narrated by: J. F. Harding
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 408
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 386
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 387

After having their faces plastered across the news during a high-profile case, FBI special agents Ty Grady and Zane Garrett have become more useful to the bureau posing for photo ops than working undercover. Just as Zane is beginning to consider retirement a viable option, Ty receives a distress call from a friend, leading them to a city rife with echoes from the past. New Orleans wears its history on its streets, and it's the one place Ty's face could get him killed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • SERIOUSLY?

  • By Larry on 04-15-16

WOW

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

Reviewed: 05-03-18

This was intense, but I loved every second of it. It was really well written and thought out. I love the whole plot of this series as well as the characters themselves. I can't get enough of these books.

  • Ball & Chain

  • Cut & Run Series, Book 8
  • By: Abigail Roux
  • Narrated by: J. F. Harding
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 377
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357

Home from their unexpected deployment, the former members of Marine Force Recon team Sidewinder rejoin their loved ones and try to pick up the pieces of the lives they were forced to leave behind. Ty Grady comes home to Zane Garrett, only to find that everything around him has changed - even the men he went to war with. He barely has time to adjust before his brother, Deuce, asks Ty to be his best man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting Suspense, Complicated Friendship, Romance

  • By Sophia Rose on 12-19-15

Epic

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

Reviewed: 05-03-18

This series is one of my top favorites. While I am not a fan of the more sexual parts, the characters and plot are AMAZING. And let's not forget the plot twists, yeah? I loved this book from the first sentence to the last. A lot of emotions and action all in one. Loved this to pieces. Love the whole series.

Armed & Dangerous: Cut & Run Series, Book 5 audiobook cover art
  • Armed & Dangerous: Cut & Run Series, Book 5

  • By: Abigail Roux
  • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 634
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 602
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 601

Left alone in Baltimore after his unpredictable lover bails, Special Agent Zane Garrett takes his frustration out on everything in his path - until he is ordered to Chicago to back up an undercover operative. When he gets there, though, he finds himself face to face with his wayward partner, Special Agent Ty Grady. They have to deal with the uncertainty lingering between them while they work to retrieve their intended mark, a retired hit man and CIA wet-works operative named Julian Cross.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Addicted to Ty and Zane

  • By Riva on 09-29-13

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 05-01-18

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This series is amazing. It's well written with amazing characterization, suspense, and plot. I can't get over how much I love this series. I love how you get to really know the characters and see things from their points of view. I can't wait to keep listening to this series. I highly recommend.