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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
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

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
  • Insta-love with an idiot

  • By karen on 10-03-18

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 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 1

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 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

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
  • All Hail Victoria Vale ♡♡♡♡

  • By Sonia on 08-20-18

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 15
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

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
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

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.

  • Stolen by a Highland Rogue

  • Scottish Treasure, Book 1
  • By: Vonda Sinclair
  • Narrated by: Dave Gillies
  • Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

When the infamous King Richard dagger is stolen from Highland chief, Dugald MacKerrick, he will do whatever it takes to reclaim it, even abduct the wife of the aristocratic thief, but what if his beautiful French hostage isn't who he thinks she is? Deep in the rugged Scottish Highlands, Dugald discovers not only is his captive, Camille Bouchard, more than he expected, so is the passion raging between them, threatening everything he thought mattered to him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Action, Romance and adventure

  • By cheryl on 07-04-18

Action, Romance and adventure

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

Reviewed: 07-04-18

This was such an enjoyable story. It was fast paced with plenty of action. Dugald was definitely the type of person who acted first and asked questions later! Camille is no shrinking violet either. However as much as they are attracted to each other, Dugald knows his clan would not approve of her as his wife. He also needs to find the stolen dagger that is so precious to his clan. It was good to read of characters that had been in previous books. As usual Dave Gillies gives an excellent performance, he really brings the scenes to life.

  • The Dove

  • The Villain Dulogy, Book 2
  • By: Victoria Vale
  • Narrated by: Darcy Stark
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

Lord Adam Callahan has spent the past five years destroying the Fairchild family as recompense for the ruination of his sister. Yet, it never seemed like enough...until the family's only daughter appeared on his doorstep searching for answers His plan had been simple - coerce Lady Daphne Fairchild into an illicit affair and ruin her. After 30 days and nights in his bed, Adam sends Daphne back to London a fallen woman. However, he is hard-pressed to forget the beauty of her submission or the brief moments of peace and balance she brought his tortured existence. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • He wants his little Dove

  • By JK on 07-08-18

Captivating

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

Reviewed: 06-28-18

I found this to be a captivating story that gripped me from the first chapter. I liked that Daphne was a courageous woman, especially given her family background. As for Hart, what a man! Hart is a dominant force but he also has a caring and protective side for the people he loves. I loved the way the relationship developed between Daphne and Hart, it had me fluctuating between heartbreak and cheering them on. There were several engaging secondary characters to add interest to the story. The conclusion was a surprise for me. This author never fails to capture my interest. The narrator, Darcy Stark gave a very good performance, using different voices to bring the characters and scenes to life and had an easy voice to listen to.

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  • My Fierce Highlander

  • Highland Adventure, Book 1
  • By: Vonda Sinclair
  • Narrated by: Andrew Bryan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 725
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 657
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 653

Gwyneth Carswell, an English lady banished by her father to the harsh Scottish Highlands, wants nothing more than to take her young son away from the violence of two fighting clans - her own distant kin, the MacIrwins, and their enemies, the MacGraths. She risks everything to rescue the fierce MacGrath warrior from the battlefield where he's left for dead by her clan. She only knows she is inexplicably drawn to him and he wants peace as she does. When her clan learns of her betrayal, they seek vengeance. Dare she trust the enemy more than her own family? Laird Alasdair MacGrath is driven to end two-hundred years of feuding with the MacIrwins. But by taking in and protecting Lady Gwyneth and her son, he provokes more attacks from his mortal enemy. As the danger and conflict surrounding them escalate, Alasdair and Gwyneth discover an explosive passion neither of them expected. With the arrival of a powerful man from her past, a horrible decision confronts her - give up her son or the man she loves.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • a great story

  • By seelk on 02-04-15

Clan feuds, romance and action

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

Reviewed: 06-22-18

This is a fast paced story with adventure and romance. Gwyneth was such a courageous lady in the way she dealt with all life had thrown at her. Alasdair, my! what a man! brave, strong, utterly dependable. Rory was a delightful little boy. There are several villains to contend with, many from within Gwyneth’s own family. The action takes place in the Highlands and also in London. I thoroughly enjoyed this captivating story that had me engrossed from beginning to end. The narrator used different voices to bring the characters to life and add interest. He had an easy voice to listen to.