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  • Must Love Breeches

  • A Time Travel Romance
  • By: Angela Quarles
  • Narrated by: Mary Jane Wells
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 312
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 290
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 290

A mysterious artifact zaps Isabelle Rochon to pre-Victorian England, and suddenly her love of historical authenticity collides with the reality that she's a modern-day girl. But when a thief steals her card case, she determines to retrieve the time-traveling artifact. Now she must hunt down the case, navigate the pitfalls of stiff society London, conceal her time-traveling origins, and resist her growing attraction to Lord Montagu, a viscount so hot he curls her shower-loving toes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't Miss this Wonderful Time Travel Romance!

  • By bluestategirl on 04-13-16

Very enjoyable but.... cell phone

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

Reviewed: 02-22-18

I enjoyed this way more than I expected to. Phineus was the perfect dreamy Regency-esq hero and I though Isabel’s reactions and accents made sense. I will say that, for a historian and reader or Regency romance, I would have expected her to understand more fully her limitations as a single female of her age and situation in that time. Possibly in the shock of time travel she spaced the women’s lack of lib aspects of the time period? Not sure. Also, did she not have a cell phone at the beginning of the book? Or was it just a camera, I could have sword she said she needed to charge her phone. But then at the end she said she went back in time in the 1970s? Did I miss something? This is my only issue with audio, it is not as easy to flip back to certain passages. Either way though, I loved it, loved the mystery and romance and slow burn smexiness!

  • Neanderthal Seeks Human

  • A Smart Romance, Knitting in the City, Volume 1
  • By: Penny Reid
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Grace
  • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,793
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,632
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,629

After losing her boyfriend, apartment, and job in the same day, Janie Morris can't help wondering what new torment fate has in store. To her utter mortification, Quinn Sullivan- aka Sir McHotpants- witnesses it all then keeps turning up like a pair of shoes you lust after but can't afford. The last thing she expects is for Quinn - the focus of her slightly, albeit harmless, stalkerish tendencies - to make her an offer she can't refuse.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun, funny and very entertaining

  • By SIMARA on 11-21-17

Ahhh the book that started it all

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

Reviewed: 12-29-17

I love this book because it introduced me to Penny Reid but also on its own merits (obvs). I love being in Jeanie’s mind and there is something compelling about not getting in to McHotpant’s mind as much as you might be screaming for it. They are still my favorite couple of PR’s and possibly always will be!

  • Beard Science

  • Winston Brothers, Book 3
  • By: Penny Reid
  • Narrated by: Joy Nash, Chris Brinkley
  • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 975
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 908
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 904

Jennifer Sylvester wants one thing, and that one thing is not to be Tennessee's reigning Banana Cake Queen. Ever the perpetual good girl and obedient daughter, Jennifer is buckling under the weight of her social media celebrity, her mother's ambitions, and her father's puritanical mandates. Jennifer is officially desperate. And desperate times call for Cletus Winston.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More Than 5 Quirky, Swoony Stars!!

  • By Diane S. on 04-24-17

My favorite Penny Reid so Far!!!

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

Reviewed: 12-29-17

I loved this book and can listen to it over and over. Joy Nash did an excellent job as always! Cletus and Jenny are so relatable to me. Cletus being so wise and cagey but completely blind to the feelings developing right in front of him. Jenny is so darn sweet and it was just a pleasure seeing her find herself - this was truly an amazing journey and I recommend it for anyone!

  • A Night to Surrender

  • Spindle Cove, Book 1
  • By: Tessa Dare
  • Narrated by: Carolyn Morris
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 296
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 277
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 277

Welcome to Spindle Cove, where the ladies with delicate constitutions come for the sea air, and men in their prime are..nowhere to be found. Or are they? Spindle Cove is the destination of choice for certain types of well-bred young ladies: The painfully shy, young wives disenchanted with matrimony, and young girls too enchanted with the wrong men; it is a haven for those who live there. Victor Bramwell, the new Earl of Rycliff, knows he doesn't belong here.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Fun and Exciting Listen!

  • By Zeee @ I Heart Romance & YA on 05-08-14

Tessa Dare makes me happy

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

Reviewed: 01-18-17

Tessa Dare I think is pretty well known for her feel-good books. This is no different. Yah yah, it's often historical inaccurate. Yah yah it's fluffy. Who the hell cares! I love fluffy and I love feel good. So if you want to be tortured and angsty look elsewhere. Ok?

Ok. So I love that this story makes fun of the tortured hero trope. At one point the heroine lists all the possible reasons that the hero is being a stubborn jerk (pretty mild stubborn jerk honestly) and NOPE he's not really tortured... or no more so than any other wounded warrior and probably less than most. Actually, SHE is kinda tortured: neglectful father, history of abusive relations, etc. etc.

I also loved that they were attracted to and wanted each other from the beginning... so not too angsty! Yay! And the laugh out loud moments were precious. I think I had a goofy smile on my mouth listening to this story because my co-workers may have been giving me funny looks for the last day and a half.

Anyway! I loved this book and the narrator was not terrible. The male voices could have been more masculine but it's not a deterrent. However there was a moment when I cringed every time she said "again" and then "a-GAIN" and "a-GAIN" and "A-GAIN"! That's all 😁

Awesome book, worth the credit!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Cold-Hearted Rake

  • By: Lisa Kleypas
  • Narrated by: Mary Jane Wells
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,398
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,306
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,300

Devon Ravenel, London's most wickedly charming rake, has just inherited an earldom. But his powerful new rank in society comes with unwanted responsibilities...and more than a few surprises. His estate is saddled with debt, and the late earl's three innocent sisters are still occupying the house - along with Kathleen, Lady Trenear, a beautiful young widow whose sharp wit and determination are a match for Devon's own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Glorious!

  • By bluestategirl on 03-31-16

Unexpectedly delightful

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

Reviewed: 12-29-16

I listened to Cold Hearted Rake after Marrying Winterbourne because I wanted to understand the inception of Ryse and Helen's relationship but had no real interest in the H/H initially. Wow I should have more faith! This was fantastic! I loved how Devon changed and grew throughout the story and I liked the heroine mostly even if she was a bit too proper and managing at times (it does make sense for the most part). I loved that the characters knew how they felt very early in the story. The bickering, especially with West, was so good I really laughed out loud at moments. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this one!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke's Heart

  • By: Sarah MacLean
  • Narrated by: Barrie Kreinik
  • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288

Bold, impulsive, and a magnet for trouble, Juliana Fiori is no simpering English miss. She refuses to play by society's rules: She speaks her mind, cares nothing for the approval of the ton, and can throw a punch with remarkable accuracy. Her scandalous nature makes her a favorite subject of London's most practiced gossips...and precisely the kind of woman the duke of Leighton wants far far away from him.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Like the Story - Horrible Narration

  • By Bklyn Diamond on 12-13-16

Oh the angst, oh the feels!

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

Reviewed: 12-28-16

Don't get me wrong, I liked this installment but yes it was super angsty and there might have been a time or two when I teared up a bit. After the Ralston twin books there was just no way I wasn't going to listen to this one... unless the narrator was just terrible (and she was OK). I loved Julianna's character and her perseverance. I probably would have hightailed it back to Italy after the first hour. To be fair, the Duke wasn't any more awful to Julianna than anyone else but God I wish she hadn't had to go through what she did and I'm glad that the Duke had to do a sufficient amount of groveling. Look: I can't do these angsty-type novels all the time, or even often. But I liked it in spite of that and it rounded out the Ralston saga nicely. But now I need a sweet male lead, a la Julia Quinn, to cleanse my palate... suggestions anyone?

  • Ten Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord

  • By: Sarah MacLean
  • Narrated by: Mary Jane Wells
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 416
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 378

The daughter of a titled wastrel, Lady Isabel Townsend has too many secrets and too little money. Though she is used to taking care of herself quite handily, her father's recent passing has left Isabel at sea and in need of outside help to protect her young brother's birthright. The sinfully handsome, eminently eligible Lord Nicholas could be the very salvation she seeks. But the lady must be wary and not do anything reckless and foolish…like falling madly, passionately in love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!

  • By MM on 05-17-14

Perfect Encore

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

Reviewed: 12-27-16

This was a wonderful second book, as good or better than 9 Rules to Break. I thought both characters were very strong and incredibly likable (again possibly more so than book 1). Definitely worth a credit.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake

  • By: Sarah MacLean
  • Narrated by: Carolyn Morris
  • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 837
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 765
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 763

A lady does not smoke cheroot. She does not ride astride. She does not fence or attend duels. She does not fire a pistol, and she never gambles at a gentlemen's club. Lady Calpurnia Hartwell has always followed the rules, rules that have left her unmarried - and more than a little unsatisfied. And so she's vowed to break the rules and live the life of pleasure she's been missing. But to dance every dance, to steal a midnight kiss - to do those things, Callie will need a willing partner. Someone who knows everything about rule-breaking. Someone like Gabriel St. John, the Marquess of Ralston....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth listening again and again....

  • By 🌿🌸Susynne🌸🌿 on 05-29-15

Laughed, cried, loved!

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

Reviewed: 12-22-16

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was quite an adventure. The chubby heroine who has been beaten down by society's judgements and expectations breaks all their rules under the sharp eye of her hero of a decade who, while not initially heroic, becomes sufficiently lovable. There were some moments where her pain hit close to home but she never lost her resolve to be loved or nothing. This was so enjoyable that I wish all my romantic novels were this satisfying. Full stars, one of my favorite listens in a long time (excellent narration as well!).

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Do You Want to Start a Scandal

  • By: Tessa Dare
  • Narrated by: Carmen Rose
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224

On the night of the Parkhurst ball, someone had a scandalous tryst in the library. Was it Lord Canby, with the maid, on the divan? Or Miss Fairchild, with a rake, against the wall? Perhaps the butler did it. All Charlotte Highwood knows is this: It wasn't her. But rumors to the contrary are buzzing. Unless she can discover the lovers' true identity, she'll be forced to marry Piers Brandon, Lord Granville - the coldest, most arrogantly handsome gentleman she's ever had the misfortune to embrace.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, awful awful narration

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-07-16

Made me go "awwwww"

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

Reviewed: 12-08-16

This was a cute classic Tessa Dare. Both hero and heroine are very likable. Charlotte fancies herself a 19th Century Nancy Drew. Piers doesn't believe in love but Charlotte sniffs out his heart in a jiffy. I found it very sweet and romantic with a minimum of misunderstanding and angst. Just like I like 'em! Worth a credit! Get it now! Now! Right NOW!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Any Duchess Will Do

  • Spindle Cove, Book 4
  • By: Tessa Dare
  • Narrated by: Eva Kaminsky
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 388
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 359
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 361

Griffin York, the Duke of Halford, has no desire to wed this season - or any season - but his diabolical mother abducts him to "Spinster Cove" and insists he select a bride from the ladies in residence. Griff decides to teach her a lesson that will end the marriage debate forever. He chooses the serving girl. Overworked and struggling, Pauline Simms doesn't dream about dukes. All she wants is to hang up her barmaid apron and open a bookshop.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tessa Dare Writes a Dang Good Story!

  • By AmazonCustomer on 05-24-14

Ummm soooooo HOT .... and ROMANTIC

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

Reviewed: 12-01-16

I loved this story, it was, of course a bit of Cinderella, Pygmalion, and Pretty Woman all wrapped up together with a sexy/romantic bow (oh and Miss Congeniality - seriously loved the nod to water-glass music). Without revealing spoilers I will admit that Griff at times was such a terrible jerk that I didn't think he could grovel hard enough. But of course he did, and his story makes you want to cry, and you think there can never be a better, more romantic hero in creation.... And oh My GOD the sex scenes were hot Hot HOT 🔥🔥🔥. Miss Kaminsky is not my favorite narrator ever because she always sounds like Lady Mary from Downton Abbey BUT her accent WORKED here especially well for a snobby rakehell duke and her accent for Pauline was perfection. Perhaps one of my favorite reoccurring phrases: "dukes and their problems", so relatable to our "first world problems". Awesome listen, just say YES!