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  • Cupid's Heart

  • A Roman God Romance, Book 1
  • By: Nicole Garcia
  • Narrated by: Kai Kennicott, Wen Ross
  • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95

Cupid, the God of Love, is no longer doing his job of creating romance. A disastrous mistake he’d made a quarter of a century ago forced him to put down his bow and arrow for good. Valentina Hart has never had any luck with men, and her last boyfriend was no prize by far. An unexpected meeting with a hot guy suddenly turns her sex life from non-existent to… DAMN. But, will Cupid’s secret drive Val away forever? Or will she stick around to show him what true and unconditional love really is?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gods we love

  • By Nicole B. on 08-27-17

what tripe is this

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

Reviewed: 06-16-18

Unfortunately this was a DNF for me. I just could not listen to the banality of every single move. Even worse the main character Cupid started doing my head in with his self flagellation. Crikey. No I had to stop before I threw my kindle away. Sorry but not the author best work.

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  • Twist: A Fairy Tale Awakening

  • Spindlewind Trilogy, Book Two
  • By: Genevieve Raas
  • Narrated by: Kevin E. Green
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

For the past 19 years, Rumpelstiltskin has kept his promise to Laila, the miller's daughter. Her son, Tristan, must never know the dark deal they made surrounded by straw and gold. But keeping the truth from a curious Tristan is the least of his troubles. He can't escape the chill of bodiless eyes watching him. Wanting him. Hunting him. When an oracle confirms his greatest fear, she also confirms his greatest hope. A hope and desire he believed long dead. Laila lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Book 2

  • By MEDY L on 01-10-18

same as first book

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

Reviewed: 03-09-18

Once again unable to review. The playback is so swift and cannot slow to normal speed. unfortunate as the blurb sounded nice.

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  • Spin

  • Spindlewind Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Genevieve Raas
  • Narrated by: Kevin E. Green
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

The international best seller that brings a dark and sensual look at the tale of Rumpelstiltskin. Laila sees her impending death in the mountains of straw waiting to be spun into gold. A shadowy stranger sees an opportunity for vengeance. Born to a nightmarish destiny that crushed and embittered his faith in humanity, he devotes himself to dealing in dark desires and desperate souls, and Laila's is ripe for the trade.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good reimagine if Rumpelstiltskin.

  • By Heather on 01-08-18

sorry

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

Reviewed: 03-09-18

Unable to review this story. Unfortunately this session was as the name suggested and Spun through all the chapters in under 5 mins. Assume it's an error on the book, but no joy for me. If I ever do get it to play on normal speed I will rereview

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  • How to Capture a Duke

  • Matchmaking for Wallflowers, Book 1
  • By: Bianca Blythe
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 226
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 203

Fiona Amberly is more intrigued by the Roman ruins near her manor house than she is by balls. When her dying grandmother worries about Fiona's future, Fiona stammers that she's secretly engaged. Soon she finds herself promising that she will introduce her husband-to-be by Christmas.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not bad but...

  • By I like to shop on 03-22-18

Lovely

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

Reviewed: 06-24-17

A very nice book. Loved the characters and how our girl overcame the issues she had. Liked the narration, the different characters came through perfectly.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Forbidden Prescription

  • A Stepbrother Romance
  • By: Stephanie Brother
  • Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
  • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34

Includes Taste: A Stepbrother Romance, Urge: A Stepbrother Romance, and Greed: A Stepbrother Romance, all by Stephanie Brother.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good listen

  • By Cyn on 03-25-17

Not there for me

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

Reviewed: 05-23-17

I really wanted to love this book, however I found myself wanting to throw Isabella out the story more than once. Unfortunately her whiney, negative behaviour did not do it for me. I totally understand her wanting to be independent, but there were moments when her competitive nature turned me off and I couldn't see why James would want to stay through it all. I liked James, he was steady, sure and patient when she had her flipping out moments though and stayed through it all.

Not exactly sure about the forbidden stepbrother angle as really their parents had only gotten married after these two had met and had a whole relationship, there was nothing forbidden there as again they were adults meeting at a job, whose parents happen to have gotten together on holiday as it were. This again happened halfway through the story.

The narration did not work for me either as sometimes it fell flat and I just wanted to stop. Hearing the story read actually showed up how much Isabella was an annoyance, so in that sense the narrator got Isabella correct.

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  • Sin City Collectors Boxed Set

  • Aces Wild, Ante Up, All in
  • By: Amanda Carlson
  • Narrated by: Emma Wilder
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 88

Welcome to Vegas. Home of the Sin City Collectors. The job description is easy: Bring the offending supernatural in to the boss, and don't ask any questions. The characters in these three installments interact in a way that makes for one fun novel!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Boxed Set

  • By MANI on 02-14-17

Unique characters

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

Reviewed: 05-05-17

Some very well written stories. All characters and couples were very different. They each had their own sets of issues or hang ups. Their relationships worked, the narrator doing a good job in giving them individual voices, especially as the three books run into each other and the cast of characters come up in each other books.

An entertaining listen. I liked it well enough. I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book.

  • Incarcerated: Letters to Inmate 92510

  • A Future Worth Fighting For 1
  • By: Inger Iversen
  • Narrated by: Olivia Peppersmith
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 309
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 293
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 290

One of the few white kids in a rural Kentucky town, Logan Whyte always kept to his own kind out of self-preservation. He never considered himself racist, but that didn't stop him from falling in with the wrong crowd--one that celebrated hate as much as he fought it--or from ending up in prison for eight years on an armed-robbery charge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Phenomenal IR Contemporary Romance Read

  • By Nay Denise on 04-06-15

Colour blind love

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

Reviewed: 03-06-17

A different take where the couple fall for each other without sight of each other as well as doing it where one is in prison and the other free.

Katie as a female character, seemed to me to be a bit weak allowing her friend and her father to dictate her life for her and she goes along with it, even as she is meant to be a successful woman of colour in her own right. She is shy and retiring, getting involved in her father's prison pen pal programme, where she meets Logan and strikes up a relationship. Finding out how he felt about any race apart from white and what they relationship will look like in the future plays a big part I the latter half of the book.

Logan is a man who has been imprisoned because he took the fall for a woman, and is soon to be released because of overcrowding, however he gets in the pen pal programme as well with some stipulations regarding who and what his contact would be like. He wants white and female, as he at the core of it is racist. When he discovers Katie is black, he's shocked and is actually a bit telling where he believes she is white from the way she speaks as if only white women speak well, showing his lack of interaction with others. How he deals with this truth as well as telling his best friend and him coming around makes up for his character later on in the book.

This was a tough listen for me as a coloured female. However I felt the author did a good enough job with their relationship between each other, even if I felt the end was incomplete and a lot of issues were still unresolved for the long term. The relationship between Katie and her friend, her father and her other acquaintances, as well as Logan's with his friend.

The narration was well done, I felt the reader got all the characters across and as separate identities, although the ghetto speech of Teal may have been overboard for a college graduate. This was my first listen of this reader and I liked it and felt
it added to the overall story feel.

I would certainly listen to this narrator as well as read another of this author work.

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  • Desperately Seeking Sixty-Nine

  • By: J D Frettier
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 38

The year is 1969. Though there is war and unrest in the world, on August 15th, on a farm in upstate New York, a little concert will go down in history as the most famous music festival of our time: Woodstock. It also happens to be the day Bonnie McMillan and Peter Hampton meet and begin their free-spirited love-filled journey with each other. Fast forward 47 years. Bonnie unexpectedly passes after a night of hot sex and is whisked up to Purgatory, or "The Green Room".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Desperately seeking

  • By trixie on 02-04-17

A fun story

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

Reviewed: 02-19-17

I loved this quirky tale of a woman recently called to the other side or the green room in her words. Bonnie has just crossed over, met by her best friend and into body sculpting and having a nip tuck. A funny woman she is still however concerned about her husband Peter and gets quite concerned about contacting him and finding out when he's coming to the green room too.

The narration in this was spot on, giving a completely different voice to Bonnie, her daughter, her best friend. It's done very well. Never having read this author I am completely happy I took the chance to listen to this book as well.

I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book.

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  • Fallen

  • A Club Blood Erotic Short #2
  • By: Nicole Garcia
  • Narrated by: Kai Kennicott, Wen Ross
  • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

Gia was never supposed to be the one who fell in love, but here she was, falling for a human she had no business consorting with. Now, she is faced with a dilemma. Does she follow her heart's true desire? Or will she make the ultimate sacrifice and let Rhett go in order to save his life? She thinks she's chosen the right path, but when trouble comes crashing through the coven's door she must decide whether or not her good intentions are worth the inevitable extinction of her kind.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun, fast, listen!

  • By J and M on 02-18-17

Redeemed itself at the end.

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

Reviewed: 01-22-17

This was a hard one for me and I almost gave up at the beginning as the female lead began to annoy me with her whining. She became a little too melodramatic for me and for a vampiress who had supposedly lived a long time started to sound 18.

Yes I could see she wanted Rhett, but was denying herself and putting the coven in danger by refusing to drink even after knowing they were in more than usual danger.

However I persevered and the latter chapter made up for it as finally Rhett was turned, and the danger and changes to their lives actually began. The surprise revelation about her condition and maybe more vampires around made this story redeemable as for that reason only I wanted to know more.

The narration wasn't too bad and I felt more from the male narrator than the female, they were for some parts bland and uninspiring , but in others they certainly got the tension and the tone correct.

  • The Capture

  • The Marriage Diaries, Book 6
  • By: Erika Wilde
  • Narrated by: Lia Langola
  • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16

There isn't much that Jillian Noble can resist when it comes to her sexy, gorgeous husband, Dean. She's become very independent in her daily life, but privately, behind closed doors, Jillian finds she loves submitting to her husband's more dominant, erotic demands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hot as hell

  • By Brandie @AudiobookObsession on 01-20-18

Fantasy island

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

Reviewed: 01-10-17

Another entry in the life of Dean and Jillian, this time Dean takes his wife to the island of Eden, where all fantasies become reality.

With the couple's daily life becoming busier, Dean decides it's time for another fantasy from their jar to give them some time together. So we have a fantasy capture come true for Jillian, and some dominant time for Dean.

This was once again narrated beautifully, and I felt the couple throughout. Another brilliant job.

I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book given by the narrator. All opinions are my own.

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