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  • The Marquis and the Vixen

  • Conundrums of the Misses Culpepper, Book 2
  • By: Collette Cameron
  • Narrated by: Stevie Zimmerman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

Intrepid and outspoken, Blythe Culpepper is dragged against her will to London. To her dismay, her guardian enlists the devilishly attractive Lord Leventhorpe, the one man she detests, to assist with her coming out. Since their first encounter, hostile looks and cutting retorts have abounded whenever they meet, yet she cannot deny the way her body reacts when he's near.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book and awesome narration..

  • By Trish R. on 02-13-17

Another entertaining story in this series

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

Reviewed: 12-04-18

Another entertaining story in this series. I loved the family connection and how they look out for each other. Blythe and Tristan have an enemies to lovers relationship. However, the more they are in each others company, the more they become attracted to each other. There are some amusing scenes but also some menacing ones. Stevie Zimmerman uses different voices to bring the characters to life and has a voice that is easy to listen to.

  • The Earl and the Spinster

  • Conundrums of the Misses Culpepper, Book 1
  • By: Collette Cameron
  • Narrated by: Stevie Zimmerman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

Brooke Culpepper resigned herself to spinsterhood when she turned down the only marriage proposal she'd likely ever receive to care for her family. After her father dies, a distant cousin inherits the estate and becomes their guardian but permits Brooke to act in his stead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I couldn't stop

  • By Laurenlovesbooks on 12-10-18

A most engaging story

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

Reviewed: 11-26-18

This story was such a joy to listen to. I loved the family love between the sisters and cousins. Brooke was such a caring person, the way she put her family first. Heath was a loveable rogue but he had met his match in Brooke. There were tantalising glimpses of two friends of Heath, Leventhorpe and Hawksworth, who surely have their own interesting stories. Stevie Zimmerman narration was excellent, as usual, she used different voices to bring the different scenes to life. This was a very entertaining story.

  • The Butterfly: A Villain Duology Sequel

  • The Villain Duology, Book 3
  • By: Victoria Vale
  • Narrated by: Darcy Stark
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

From the moment Niall Gibbs lays eyes on Lady Olivia Goodall, he is entranced. Even as a young boy her fragile beauty calls to something deep inside him, making it difficult to stay away from her. And stay away he should, since she happens to be the daughter of his master: an earl who would not take kindly to the attentions of a stable groom. Yet, as they grow to adulthood, Olivia and Niall’s visceral connection becomes undeniable. The two skirt danger and shun propriety for any stolen moments they can find, even knowing their love can ever be.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GREAT SERIES!

  • By G C on 11-13-18

A superb story, beautifully narrated.

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

Reviewed: 11-15-18

This was such a captivating story. Olivia was such a strong character, especially considering all she had experienced. As for Niall, he was so protective of Olivia and the tender way he saw to her needs was endearing. Some parts were very emotional and I had to hold back the tears in the scene where all the ladies gathered together. I enjoyed hearing about their earlier lives and what lead up to Olivia’s trials. The ending was just perfect. This was a superb addition to the series and I’m looking forward to the next. Darcy Stark has a very easy voice to listen to and he really brought the scenes to life.

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  • At Last the Rogue Returns

  • Avenging Lords, Book 1
  • By: Adele Clee
  • Narrated by: Liisa Ivary
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 4

Miss Lydia Lovell is on a quest for justice. For years, Lord Greystone’s tenants have suffered at his hands. While he abandoned his estate to rusticate abroad, poverty and illness crippled those who depend upon him. Now Greystone has come home, and Lydia is determined to make him pay. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Reading was way, way too dramatic.

  • By SlateBlue on 11-01-18

An excellent start to a new series

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

Reviewed: 09-12-18

What an excellent start to a new series! I just couldn’t wait to listen to the next instalment. The characters were both interesting and intriguing and all set, mainly in the countryside. Lydia was such a lovely character, she had such thoughtful ways, particularly for the poorer members of their community. Miles, too, was all you could ask for in a hero, strong, handsome, caring for those he loved. There are a number of secrets to be revealed and a few villains to add interest to the story. The narrator really brought the scenes to life by using different voices and adding appropriate emphasis to the action to build tension and excitement. I’m eagerly looking forward to the next in the series. Highly recommend.

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  • His Blushing Rose

  • Victorian Correction, Book 5
  • By: Emily Tilton
  • Narrated by: Peter Somervell
  • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

When she comes of age, it is made clear to beautiful, innocent orphan Rose Hale that she will soon be required to surrender her innocence to the esteemed gentleman Julius Summersby, a suitor personally selected by her guardian. Though she is initially delighted to be courted by such a powerful, handsome man, it isn't long before Rose is shocked to find herself stripped bare and put on shameful display during an outing with her future husband. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Discipline but a happy ending

  • By cheryl on 09-08-18

Discipline but a happy ending

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

Reviewed: 09-08-18

I’m in two minds about this audiobook, there were some parts I liked but I felt that the romance and love was missing from the connection between Rose and Julius. Rose was a sweet, obliging girl, whereas Julius just seemed to be using Rose for his own gratification. I was glad that Rose had a happy ending and the villains had their comeuppance. The narrator used different voices to bring the characters to life and he had an easy voice to listen to.

  • Her Beautiful Bastard: A Regency Erotic Romance

  • Scandalous Ballroom Encounters, Book 6
  • By: Victoria Vale
  • Narrated by: Simon Philips
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

After a disastrous first Season, Lydia Darling abandons all hope of love and marriage. A simple country girl, she does not belong among the debutantes of the ton. Rather than rely on her family for the rest of her days, she chooses to find work as a governess, a position that allows her to hide away from the society that shunned her. However, she cannot seem to forget the mysterious stranger she encountered at a ball during her Season...a man whose kiss haunts her dreams. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • hot damn

  • By Rebecca Azizov on 09-08-18

Excellent story, well narrated

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

Reviewed: 08-28-18

What an enthralling story. I loved the characters of Lydia and Sin and the warm family atmosphere of Lydia’s own family. This was a good paced story with plenty of action to keep the listener engrossed. I had a chuckle at some of little Henry’s pranks and felt the heartache of Lydia and Sin. The narrator, Simon, used various voices to bring the story to life, but his voice for Sin was definitely spot on, enough to make you swoon! This will be a story you will want to listen to again.

  • Lord of Secrets

  • A Historical Regency Romance Novel (Rogues to Riches, Book 5)
  • By: Erica Ridley
  • Narrated by: Marian Hussey
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

By day, Miss Eleanora Winfield is a proper, unremarkable paid companion. By night, Nora’s skillful hands sketch the infamous penny caricatures rocking high society. Nora desperately needs the money...and her anonymity. But how can she keep them both when she’s fallen for the one man whose livelihood and reputation requires him to expose her? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Secret kept. Fun by all

  • By DivaC on 10-08-18

An engaging story

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

Reviewed: 08-19-18

Heath Grenville and Eleanora Winfield, had interests in common and both loved their siblings dearly and would do anything for them. However, socially, they were poles apart. Heath was heir to a barony and Eleanora had lived on a farm, without servants. Eleanora and Heath were such likeable characters that I enjoyed seeing their attraction grow in to deeper feelings. Although, there was a secret that Eleanora had, that would spoil everything once it was out. This story highlights the life of a companion or poor relation, certainly someone who was seen but not heard. I loved the interaction between the siblings and how this story neatly fitted in between the others in the series. The narrator’s performance was excellent and she really brought the scenes to life. She had an easy voice to listen to. This was an engaging book which I thoroughly enjoyed.

  • Highland Secrets

  • Secrets of the Heart, Book 1
  • By: Elizabeth Rose
  • Narrated by: Kevin E Green
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

Can a rugged Highlander love a lass whose secrets threaten to ruin his one chance at redemption? And will a woman who has fallen in love with her captor be able to betray him if necessary? 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fast paced and entertaining

  • By cheryl on 08-06-18

Fast paced and entertaining

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

This is a good paced story with plenty of action. Fia is a thoughtful and caring woman but also brave when needed. Alastair is a laird who is handsome and brave but has conflict within his own clan. Their attraction to each other is evident from their first meeting, however there are many obstacles in their way, including Fia’s allegiance to both her English relations and her Scottish family. The narrator had an easy voice to listen to and he used different voices for the characters to bring them to life. His voice for Alastair was a bit gruffer than I imagined but this didn’t spoil my enjoyment. This was an entertaining audiobook and I look forward to hearing about the other women in the series

  • One Moonlit Tryst

  • By: Amanda Mariel
  • Narrated by: Stevie Zimmerman
  • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Lady Tabitha Pemberton wants nothing more than to enjoy her first season without becoming attached, but when Lady X writes of a forbidden tryst between Tabitha and Colin Brooks, the earl of Harcourt, everything changes. Now Tabitha must choose between her reputation and her desire to remain unattached. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A sweet romance

  • By cheryl on 07-22-18

A sweet romance

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

Reviewed: 07-22-18

This was a sweet and enjoyable story. Tabitha and Priscilla are about to enjoy their season with no thoughts of marriage. However, a wager is about to put an end to that. Colin, the Earl of Harcourt, has the reputation of a rogue and although he is found in a compromising situation with Tabitha, he does offer marriage. Although Tabitha is attracted to Colin, can she trust him, given his reputation? I loved the relationship between the sisters. All the main characters are very likeable. I enjoyed listening to this story, Stevie Zimmerman uses different voices to bring the scenes to life. This is a short audiobook, ideal for when time is limited.

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  • The Secret to Your Surrender

  • By: Adele Clee
  • Narrated by: Liisa Ivary
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

Having spent years living in the shadow of his brother’s scandalous reputation, Anthony Dempsey fought hard to regain the credibility of his family name. His unwavering sense of duty is renowned and admired. But then tragedy strikes. Threatened with ruination, he withdraws from society to hide his secret and protect all those close to him. How ironic that he should finally meet a woman who captures more than his interest. Indeed, Sarah Roxbury is a dazzling beauty who ignites the flame of passion in his heart, awakens a craving deep in his core.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting story

  • By Zena on 06-24-18

Romance and mystery

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

Reviewed: 07-04-18

This was another entertaining story by Adele Clee. Lord Anthony Harwood is attracted to Sara Roxbury but feels unable to act upon his feelings until he has solved a problem that could cause a scandal. Sara is unable to understand why Anthony seems to fluctuate in his regard for her. She is attracted to him as well. Anthony is pressured into revealing his problem by his brother and sister in law, Lucas and Hannah. All four act together to solve the problem with some surprising results. There are also two private investigators who appear to have an interesting back story. If you like romance and mystery then you will enjoy this book. The narrator uses different voices to bring the scenes to life and has an easy voice to listen to.