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Renee S.

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  • Force of Nature

  • By: Melissa Toppen
  • Narrated by: Juliana Solo
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

I met Thad Mitchell for the first time when I was just a child. I didn’t remember much about him - except that he pushed me off a swing set when I was four years old and broke my arm. Not the best thing to remember about a person, but there it is. He moved away a couple years later and soon became a distant memory. That is until I walked into my parents' house after being gone for four years to find him sitting at the kitchen table with my family like he’d been there all along.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Story will hook you

  • By Renee S. on 02-20-19

Story will hook you

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

Reviewed: 02-20-19

I enjoyed this story about two flawed characters finding love. This story has angst that will pull at your heart. The narration was not totally my cup of tea. I increased the speed and that helped some. I just could not connect the voice with the characters. However, the story made up for the narration and kept me listening.

  • Remnants

  • A Golden Beach Novel
  • By: Kim Loraine
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber, Lacy Laurel
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Fire captain Carson Sullivan swore off love long ago. After the love of his life broke his heart and left him, he gave up on the idea of commitment and settled for the playboy lifestyle. He’s a devoted son, a loyal friend, and a dedicated firefighter. That’s all he needs. Until the one woman with the power to light a fire in his heart walks back into his life bringing with her the memories of heartache he thought he'd buried.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sully and Sloan!

  • By Jan M on 02-14-19

Second chance romance

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

Reviewed: 02-20-19


This second chance romance has all the feels! Sully and Sloan are very relatable characters. The narration is fantastic and adds a whole new dimension to the story with the different voices used from British neighbors to children. This is one I will definitely put on the listen again shelf.

  • The Virgin's Fake Fiance

  • The Virgins, Book 1
  • By: Kim Loraine
  • Narrated by: Kylie Stewart, Shane East
  • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32

I’m a British lord, not a knight in shining armor, but as soon as I saw Charity, I knew she was my damsel in distress. Stranded in the city with nothing but the clothes on her back, this innocent virgin needs help in more ways than one. Her sweetness enchants me, but her body tempts me. When I find out she’s got a reunion and life hasn’t put her where she wants to be, I make an offer she can’t refuse. I’ll accompany her to the party if she’ll pretend to be my fiancée for my brother’s wedding.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Totally swoonworthy!

  • By PATRICIA on 12-30-18

Still swooning...

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

Reviewed: 02-12-19

This instalove novella was a sexy, swoony, and quick listen with great chemistry between the characters. Shane East’s accent for Linc is well worth the listen and Kylie Stewart delivers a perfect Chastity. I enjoyed listening to this story!

  • His Whiskey Sour

  • The Cocktail Girls, Book 4
  • By: Kim Loraine
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber, Kylie C. Stewart
  • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 80

Easton Harrison always gets what he wants. All this rock star has to do is crook his finger and women come running. Unfortunately, hookups don’t inspire the songs for which he’s known, and Easton hasn't been able to write a word since his last hit. After he lands an exclusive gig in Vegas at the Millennium Hotel, the pressure’s on to write a new album. But Ireland, the challenging and sexy-as-hell cocktail waitress who works downstairs at the hotel’s swanky bar, is exactly what he needs. She's his muse whether she likes it or not. Too bad she doesn't date musicians.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great!!

  • By Brandie @AudiobookObsession on 07-13-18

Great quick listen!

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

Reviewed: 02-12-19

Kim Loraine’s instalove novellas are so fun to listen to. Kylie was a new to me narrator and did not disappoint. Zachary and Kylie were fantastic narrators for Easton and Ireland. They captured the swoon and sassy perfectly.

  • The Wild West Billionaire Duet

  • A Billionaire Romance Boxed Set
  • By: Harper Lauren
  • Narrated by: Marie Smith, Ainslie Caswell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

Two alpha billionaire brothers. Be ready for the sizzling hotness and excitement! The Xmas Conquest: One night. One year of searching in vain. One surprise sitting at my secretary's desk. Santa, you've gotta be kidding me.... The Secret: Jordan seems to be the perfect guy every woman dreams of catching...at first. But something from his past is brewing in our future. And the truth may be more than I can handle.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Just not the books for me.

  • By Renee S. on 12-25-18

Just not the books for me.

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

Reviewed: 12-25-18

I did not find the characters relatable and found the story hard to follow. Plot is great idea though.

  • Tequila Burn

  • The Tequila Duet, Book 2
  • By: Melissa Toppen
  • Narrated by: Riley Raye
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

It was destiny - the night I met Hudson Demasi. We spent one incredible night together under a haze of tequila - a perfect night. And when I woke the next day, he was gone.... I never expected to see him again - especially not five years later standing on a stage in front of thousands of screaming fans as none other than hot new country artist Hudson James. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lennon and Hudson!

  • By Gillek2 on 02-14-19

Great ending to this duet.

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

Reviewed: 12-06-18

This duet was a great listen with all the feels. A little more proofing with the audio might be considered as there are a handful of lines repeated. But overall well done.

  • Burnt

  • A Single Dad Small Town Romance
  • By: Lacy Hart
  • Narrated by: Juliana Solo, Daniel James Lewis
  • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

After the accident, the chief was pushing me to retire. Being a firefighter was all I had ever wanted, what I lived for. Well, other than my 12-year-old daughter, Abby. Raising her as a single dad, much less a busy firefighter, wasn't easy, but life never is. Then a call came in from an all-too-familiar area code. I was being beckoned back to my hometown, back to Canon. I had left that small town years ago, leaving behind a lot, including...her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Sweet Second Chance Romance! 4.5🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

  • By Bette H on 10-11-18

Sweet and sexy

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

Reviewed: 11-09-18

An enjoyable story about second chance romance in a small town. A nice blend of sweet and steamy.

  • Whispered Prayers of a Girl

  • By: Alex Grayson
  • Narrated by: Nicole Blessing, Rhett Samuel Price
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 17

A tortured soul meets a damaged family.... A lonely man, a widowed woman, a carefree boy, and a broken girl.... Can the four come together and help heal each other? Or will fear of the unknown and guilt of the past keep them apart?   

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Finding Healing from the past

  • By Klkfrog on 10-06-18

Beautiful and emotional

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

A beautifully heartbreaking story of loves tragically lost and new loves found. A very unique story for this genre.

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  • The Road to You

  • By: Melissa Toppen
  • Narrated by: Nicole Marie Blessing
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Life is full of choices- of chances- of moments. Chances we regret not taking. Choices we wish we could change. And then there are the moments that define us. Kam was my choice.... The one who stole my heart instantly. Kane was my chance.... The one who set me ablaze with just one look. They were my moment.... Two brothers that both owned a part of me. Two brothers that I loved in different ways for different reasons. One brother shattered my heart. The other put it back together. Both changed me forever.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not bad

  • By Peachesnbeal on 02-05-19

Beautifully emotional

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

Reviewed: 09-29-18

A beautiful story with all the emotion. Narration was a tad slow for my preference but increased speed and did just fine.