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  • Love Torn

  • The Twisted Love Series, Book 2
  • By: Stacy Eaton
  • Narrated by: Juliana Solo
  • Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

Detective Kali Mann lives by her nickname: The Mann-Eater. She’s a true love them and leave them with no attachments - ever. She’s hard-core, to the point, intense and she doesn’t always play nice with others. When her partner, Keith Harvard, finally gets her to take notice of him, the case they are working goes awry, and suddenly Kali is having emotions she’s not sure she wants. A major part of her past will come back to haunt her and just as she beings to open herself up, her life will be torn apart.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Read

  • By Ashley Hedden on 11-15-18

Kali's backstory

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

Reviewed: 11-05-18

Kali's loss at a young age hardened her heart, and her personal relationships suffer because of it. She hasn't learned to truly connect with a partner. She must decide what to do with these new feelings.

  • Love Lorn

  • The Twisted Love Series, Book 1
  • By: Amy Manemann, Stacy Eaton
  • Narrated by: Tracey Rooney
  • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

Determined to prove she’s more than just a pretty face, Detective Evie Harper works hard and trains even harder to be the very best. Her first homicide case will put her skills to the test as she and her partner Detective Stephen Harris track a ruthless serial killer terrorizing the west end of town. The Lovelorn killer may be one step ahead of them, but they’re closing in fast - until an immoral decision is made that leaves their partnership hanging in the balance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Read

  • By Ashley Hedden on 11-15-18

Evie's backstory

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

Reviewed: 11-05-18

Evie worked hard to make detective and doesn't appreciate her partner's condescending attitude. She joins in the middle of a serial killer, and the work is nonstop. She has tough decisions to make, personally and professionally. A great read.

  • The Dragon Boss

  • Shifters of Cartwell, Book 1
  • By: Anna Wineheart
  • Narrated by: John Solo
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

On the run from dark-web criminals, Lucian Bolt has given up on a permanent safe place - all he needs is a temporary one, so he can earn some quick cash and run again. Better to flee than linger in the truth: Because of his electronic whispering abilities, his family has been murdered. A person like him doesn't deserve happiness. Then Lucian meets Knox, and things change.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Dragon Boss

  • By Ayamekins on 11-06-18

Lucien & Knox

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

Reviewed: 10-26-18

Lucien is fragile since the murder of his family and blames himself. Knox has little trust for anyone since the murder of his mate. There is an immediate attraction, with Lucien not wanting Knox in danger and Knox not wanting to trust Lucien. Their first encounter is weird, almost wrong. Lucien's belief he is to blame for not working for a criminal is wrong, but no one points that out. Knox is old and wise but is awfully blind to the truth happening around him; both with Lucien and this criminal element. Too much time goes by with Knox still blaming Lucien. I enjoyed the narrator's characterization. I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book.

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  • Texas Wild

  • Texas Heroes: The Gallaghers of Sweetgrass Springs, Volume 2
  • By: Jean Brashear
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

Hollywood's hot playboy stuntman Randall Mackey replaced the adrenaline rush of his career in the SEAL Teams with another life-courting danger, but that existence is jeopardized by injury. The sexy bad boy of Sweetgrass Springs returns to the town where his teenage exploits made him a legend, only to find that his buddy's tomboy little sister has grown up in very interesting ways....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wild Hearts or Wild Horses?

  • By Theresa on 11-17-18

Mackey & Rissa

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

Reviewed: 10-22-18

Mackey is a wanderer and thrill seeker who never felt connected to anyone or anywhere. Returning to Sweetgrass to heal was a shot in the dark and confronting his feelings makes him uncomfortable. One of those is Rissa. Her strength amazes him and his feelings for her something he never expected. Two strong people, used to taking care of everything themselves, are in for the fight of their lives. Eric G. Dove is one of my favorite narrators. I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book.

  • Kings Crossed Lovers

  • Safe Harbors, Book 4
  • By: Donna K. Weaver
  • Narrated by: Vicki Pierce
  • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

Ethan Walters has no time for distractions like romance. Not if he's going to have the brilliant medical career he's always dreamed of. But when he's given a trip to a theme park resort as a college graduation present, he can't exactly say no. Even if Samantha - the one girl with the power to dismantle his goals - is tagging along.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet and fun!

  • By PATRICIA on 10-18-18

Samantha & Ethan

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

Reviewed: 10-18-18

Samantha and Ethan met through her brother and have the chance to finally meet in person while enjoying several days at an amusement park. Sam hopes her attraction to Ethan will work out in person. Both have family issues to deal with, as well as future plans. My hesitancy for rating this a 3 or 4 is because of Sam and her manipulative, abuse mother. She is an adult, already been through counseling from the abuse, and she continues to entertain her mother's demands. The narrator was good with the accents. I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book.

  • The First Backwards Christmas

  • By: Brooke Williams
  • Narrated by: Brooke Williams
  • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Jack Furst loves South Pole, Alaska, almost as much as his sled dogs and second only to his girlfriend, Joyce. But the area has taken a downturn in recent years, and he’s afraid it’ll be a ghost town before long. Joyce Nicholson enjoys her home base in South Pole and flies her single-engine plane to surrounding villages with supplies daily. When her company pressures her to move to another city with a better location and bigger population, Joyce fears leaving Jack behind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm now looking FORWARD to Christmas!

  • By Golfin' Gal on 11-14-18

Jack & Joyce

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

A sweet Christmas read about Jack trying to save the town he loves, and Joyce trying to find a reason to keep him there. I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. I really enjoyed listening to this.

  • Texas Roots

  • Texas Heroes: The Gallaghers of Sweetgrass Springs
  • By: Jean Brashear
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121

When scandal and an ambitious prosecutor wreck talented chef Scarlett Ross' life and she learns of a grandmother she never knew she had, she flees the notoriety to pay an anonymous visit to Sweetgrass Springs, Texas, a town kept alive only by her grandmother's determination and carried on the strong shoulders of sexy Texas cowboy Ian McLaren. There she is surprised to discover a yearning to sink roots deep in the Texas Hill Country - but she is terrified that the secrets she's hiding will endanger everyone she's come to love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Zena on 07-01-16

Ian & Scarlett

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

Reviewed: 09-17-18

I loved Scarlett and Ian in this story about both of them looking for something more in their lives. Ian thinks he knows everything about his father and their past, but the pain had his father hiding many things. Scarlett discovers herself in danger and runs to meet a grandmother she never knew she had. Ruby is a character and is trying her hardest to bring the town back on the map. I always adore this narrator, Eric G. Dove.

  • Texas Danger: The Marshalls

  • The Marshalls, Book 3
  • By: Jean Brashear
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

Rancher Case Marshall is driving a truck instead of his hell-raiser Harley after a crooked partner nearly bankrupts his Flying M Ranch. Society girl Samantha St. Claire never dreamed she'd be on the run from the mob - or that she'd find her white knight at a truck stop. Their worlds couldn't be less compatible or their attraction more high-octane… but there are dangers and shocking secrets to battle before they can dream of a future together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting!

  • By Just My Opinion on 01-10-18

Case & Samantha

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

Reviewed: 08-19-18

I absolutely love the narrator, Eric G, Dove!

Samantha is in danger, trying to run and hide, but has no idea what to do to keep herself safe. Case happens upon her and wants to help her despite his own issues. They are from opposite worlds but truly compatible. A great read.

  • Distorted Loyalty

  • By: Stacy Eaton
  • Narrated by: Marie Rose, Chris Chamberlain
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 36

Doctor Rachel Wilde and detective Grant Murphy meet by chance and it takes only one glance and a simple, gentle touch to ignite their senses. When Grant's wife is in a tragic accident, Rachel goes above and beyond the call of duty to save her life. It is the moment she faces Grant again that their lives begin to spin out of control and they realize the lives of their loved ones were deeply intertwined. The distorted loyalties of the ones they lost will drive a wedge between them and it will take another death, a last will, and a look beyond the grave to find the path they must follow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Distorted Loyalty

  • By blue_river on 06-29-18

Grant & Rachel

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

Reviewed: 07-22-18

The narration was wonderful. I loved the dual narration and even when Rachel was voiced speaking during Grant's "turn." Grant and Rachel have an immediate, electric connection with one another, one neither has felt with their current spouses. Nothing is going right in their lives, and both have major life changing decisions to make. Grant has anger issues he needs to face. I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book.

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  • Texas Star: Texas Heroes

  • The Marshalls, Book 2
  • By: Jean Brashear
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

Sexiest Man Alive Josh Marshall is on his way home to Texas, when he rescues a woman on the run. In contrast to the many women crushing on him all over the world, this woman does not trust him and wants nothing to do with him, seeking to escape every time his back is turned. Elena Navarro is running from an abusive husband with criminal ties. Terrified to trust anyone, she finds Josh's tender care a miracle, but his fame could be a death sentence for them both.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Just A Pretty Face!

  • By Just My Opinion on 01-09-18

Josh & Elena

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

Reviewed: 07-14-18

Josh rescues Elena from a dangerous situation, is drawn to her, and wants to help her with her larger problems. Elena has visions of a past life and a green-eyed man in danger. Josh does not want to be with Elena long-term because she will not fit in with his Hollywood lifestyle and the negative press their relationship would receive. There was almost a story within a story with the past and present lives connecting. I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book.