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  • Be My Reason

  • By: Samantha Christy
  • Narrated by: Erin Mallon
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135

Brooklyn wanted two things: her own bakery and Nate Riley. Opening her own business was the easy part. Trying to forget about Nate when he disappeared was the hard part. Now, years later, she's running her bakery while engaged to the ideal man. Then the unimaginable happens. She is left shattered once more and vows to never love again. An unexpected meeting with Nate has him back in her life, wanting a second chance. He'll do anything to win her back. But Nate must confront his demons before he sends Brooklyn's life into another tailspin.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 03-11-19

Good Story but...

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

Reviewed: 02-01-19

I enjoyed this story but I think it would have been a 5 star if it had had dual narration. There was a little too much of hearing Brooklyn's thoughts all the time.
Still an okay story though.

  • Hate to Love You

  • By: Tijan
  • Narrated by: Savannah Peachwood
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 768
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 711
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 712

New year. New place. New me. Right? Wrong. And all because of Shay Coleman. Football captain and quarterback, he was the big guy on campus. The cocky guy in my political science class with a smirk. I hated him on sight...and he was about to break all my rules.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ok book, good narration

  • By kindle customer on 10-25-17

Very Slow moving story

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

Reviewed: 01-08-19

Not only is this story long, but it's very slow. I think dual narration might have helped.
I don't know. It was just a weird, kind of boring story.

  • Into His Dark

  • Cimarron, Book 1
  • By: Angel Payne
  • Narrated by: Summer Morton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Is Camellia Saxon really here, as a guest in the castle of the world’s most mysterious royal family? Not too long ago, she was shuffling through a humdrum suburban routine. Now, surrounded by the exotic allure of the Isle of Arcadia, she’s struggling not to pinch herself. Cam’s excitement turns to dread when she lays eyes on Evrest Cimarron. Beautiful, commanding, and regal, he turns her logic to ash and her blood to fire, making it all too easy to overlook the crown on his head. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A WONDERFUL MODERN-DAY FAIRYTALE

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 09-17-18

It could have been better.<br />

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

Reviewed: 12-08-18

This could have been a lot better with dual narration. The female narrator didn't really work for me. Something was just lacking in her performance. Maybe a male narrator would have helped the female narrator out.
Overall, the story was kind of long and a bit too slow in some chapters. I actually skipped a few chapters .
Wish I could have given a more positive review .

  • Not Until You

  • By: Corinne Michaels
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Gary Furlong
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 485
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 452
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 451

I have two rules in life: first, no relationships, falling in love, or attachments; and second, no sleeping with clients of my interior design firm. Since the last guy turned out to be married, they’ve been easy to follow, until Callum Huxley, a ridiculously sexy Brit. The connection we have the moment our eyes lock scares the ever-loving hell out of me. Thank God, I came to my senses before going back to his hotel where I would’ve ended up naked, panting, and unable to forget him.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • If you really like bitchy women<br />

  • By Laura J on 10-27-18

If you really like bitchy women<br />

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

Reviewed: 10-27-18

I am really shocked and disappointed I purchased this book. Nicole, the female character, was a raging bitch. Talk about self-centered and just a down right nasty person all the way around. Regardless of how she was hurt in the past.
I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone. The only thing I got out of this story was how some people can treat others in the worst way and believe it's acceptable.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Over the Middle

  • A Sports Romance
  • By: Lauren Landish
  • Narrated by: Emma Lysy
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 41

I'm assigned to help superstar tight end, Duncan Hart, rehab his elbow. His chiseled features melt the hearts of women everywhere, including mine. There's just one problem. Duncan's an asshole, with an ego the size of a football stadium. He lives for the roar of the crowd. He thrives on it. And he wants to let me experience the Hart attack - yes, he has a name for it. But that's not going to happen. At least, that's what I keep telling myself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ENGROSSING STORYLINE AND APPEALING CHARACTERS

  • By sheryl beauchemin on 12-05-16

good story, could have been better if it ...

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

Reviewed: 09-14-18

This was a good story. I believe that it would have been much better if it had had dual narration with both male and female narration.
I think that was the biggest flaw with this story.
Maybe, Hopefully, it'll be re-released someday with female and male narration.
I could actually give it a 5 star rating if that change could be made as this is a very believable story line. Nothing in this story is a far fetch from reality. I think that's why I liked it so much.

  • Motorhead

  • By: Lauren Landish
  • Narrated by: Savannah Peachwood, Lee Samuels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

My new neighbor hasn’t gotten the memo about me. She’s a walking, talking firecracker, and I can’t help but imagine what that feistiness is like in bed. She’s full of dangerous curves and a smart mouth that draws me to her like nothing I’ve ever felt. We couldn’t be more different. I’m a grumpy asshole, and she’s a sassy princess, but somehow, she sees through me, and our spark is undeniable. The question is...will we light up like pretty fireworks or a devastating explosion?  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good entertainment, good story<br />

  • By Laura J on 08-31-18

Good entertainment, good story<br />

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

Reviewed: 08-31-18

This is the 3rd book in Lauren Landish's series. By far the best of the series hands down. The 1st book I believe was "Matchmaker". That one was okay but lacked any real gusto. The 2nd book "Mr. Fixit" fell flat.
This story grabbed my attention right from the get go because of the flamboyant characters, Brad and Makalay. Then bring out the gruff and loud biker. I knew it was going to be a good story. I was right. Of course, it always helps when there's a creep factor thrown in too.
I would recommend this book to anyone who doesn't mind some colorful language or hot steamy scenes thrown in once in awhile.
I didn't review on the 1st or 2nd book. I just didn't care enough to put forth the effort.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Escapades

  • Trident Ink Series, Book 1
  • By: Lilly Atlas
  • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine, Erin DeWard
  • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

Alyssa Jackson is one of the lucky ones. She has a thriving business, great friends, a devoted husband, an adorable daughter, and a scorching hot sex life that would be the envy of any married couple. Then, one tragic loss flips her world upside down. Floundering and unsure of how to cope with their grief, Alyssa and her husband drift apart until they are living as roommates instead of a deeply connected couple. Alyssa will do anything to get the intense passion back into her life and marriage, no matter how far out of the box she has to step.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful dual duo narration with story

  • By The Book Junkie Reads . . . on 06-14-18

Wow! This story..just Wow!

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

Reviewed: 08-12-18

This is a story that will make you laugh and then you'll be crying. Its a heartbreaking and heartwarming story at the same time.
So worth a credit, maybe even two.
P.S. make sure you have kleenexs within reach.

  • Arden

  • Undercover Billionaire
  • By: Melody Anne
  • Narrated by: Kristin Watson Heintz
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 184
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182

No one would guess that dedicated teacher Arden Forbes is a billionaire. His profession gives him a purpose that wealth alone can’t provide. He’s developing another passion, too, for Keera Thompson, the new principal. She’s beautiful, enigmatic, guarded, and - after a series of violent school break-ins - in need of protection. And Arden is eager to supply it. But what he wants most is to unearth the mysteries that surround her. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SD

  • By Sandra G. Duncan on 09-13-18

So disappointed in this story. Child like imaginat

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

Reviewed: 08-02-18

I was really looking forward to listening to this book. What an utter
disappointment.
The female character had her head up her butt so far she couldn't see sunshine. No one is that ignorant. It just isn't possible. The female narrator didn't help the story out either. She narrated like an excited child experiencing on fantastical adventure after another. Exceptionally poor story and narrator.

I'm not even sure why I gave this two stars. Probably one star would be generous.

  • Relentless

  • Bertoli Crime Family, Book 1
  • By: Lauren Landish
  • Narrated by: Emma Lysy
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

Protecting her should be easy for a man like me. When assigned as a bodyguard for Adriana Bertoli, I knew I was in for a world of trouble. With her fiery-red hair, sparkling green eyes, milky white skin, and lush, curvaceous body, she's a damn knockout. But she also happens to be the niece of one of the most powerful mob bosses in the Seattle-Tacoma area, Don Carlo - my boss. And he's made it clear that none of his men are to lay a finger on Adriana.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Kept me hooked

  • By Patti Dennis on 08-20-16

It was okay. Something wrong with the recording .<br />

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

Reviewed: 05-18-18

This story would have kept my interest better if I didn't have to keep rewinding to make sure I heard things clearly.
Sounded like it was in a tunnel sometimes and other times it sounded like a tin can echo.

Think I'll request a return credit for this. Very frustrating and lost the desire to finish actually listening.

  • Arrogant Fiancé

  • By: T. L. Smith, Melissa Jane
  • Narrated by: Felicity Hart, Biff Summers
  • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

He wasn't meant to be on my radar; he was definitely the off-limits guy. My brother's best friend, my friend's ex, but most of all he was my boss. Hawk Carnage resembled one thing, and one thing only. Sex. He used it, he knew it, he lived it. Hawk owned the largest lingerie company in the world, and I was his leading lady. In business. But now business and friendship were about to be crossed. The lines blurred, and I was ready to dip my toes in the forbidden water.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 3.75 - 4 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 05-07-18

This story had me LMAO ! I Loved It

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

Reviewed: 05-17-18

OMG! I was expecting another sexy, soft love story. It was, but it wasn't.
The story's background had the sexy story, but it also had down to earth real life fumbles and stumbles too.
Maybe it's just me and my sense of humor, but any real woman would laugh her ass off just like I did!
It was Great! My husband kept asking me what was so funny, but being a "man's man", he didn't really get that it was funny. Poor guy!
I applaud T.L. Smith and Melissa Jane. I also must give the narrators a " Hat's off" to their jobs. I can only imagine they must have been separate or incredibly strong not to have been splitting their seams laughing while recording.
So all you people with funny bones who crave a sexy love story, this book is for you! This book is worth a credit and if you don't have one, buy the book anyway. I'd be surprised if you'd didn't love it.
I sure hope there's another story in the works...maybe with one of Brita's brothers?? Keeping my fingers crossed.