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  • Deadly Lover

  • Exit Strategy, Book 1
  • By: Jocelynn Drake
  • Narrated by: Kenneth Obi
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

Justin Mallory has years of bad decisions to make up for, starting with agreeing to join the CIA after being recruited out of the marines. Now, he chooses the jobs, and he works alone. It’s safer that way, and he can make sure the good guy always wins.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An enjoyable story and slow burn romance

  • By J. Huch on 01-21-19

an intriguing beginning of a series

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

Reviewed: 06-20-19

I love books with unique, non-run of the mill characters so when I can pick up a crime family or mercenaries I grab it. Justin is working for himself and his handler brings him a very high dollar case, that will help him get closer to his goals of getting out of the business. At first, he isn't interested, then when he hears the amount he can't pass it up. Two doctors have been killed over their research for a cancer cure and someone wants him to find out who murdered them and to take that person out as well. However it is not a one-man job and his handler has just the man for him.... maybe in more ways than one.
Gabriel is sexy with an accent and also a mercenary and they tiptoe around each other at first but soon give into attraction.
I loved both of these men, the storyline was pretty good if not a bit underdeveloped but still interesting enough. I loved the peek into Gabriel's past and would have liked more of Justin's. I did love the end and want the next book ASAP.
I love Kenneth Obi's narration. I loved the slight accent and the voice of Justin that was not a tough growly man's voice. I felt it gave him more relatability.

  • Chocolate Pudding with a Side of Murder

  • Daley Buzz Cozy Mystery
  • By: Meredith Potts
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Quinn
  • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

A dangerous case. An incredible surprise. And chocolate pudding. When Sabrina Carlson discovers that she's pregnant, she is over the moon. But her sense of elation doesn't last long. Shortly after she receives the news, a murder occurs in town. Unlike with previous cases, Sabrina is determined to stay out of the fray. Unfortunately, the universe has other ideas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Chocolate Pudding with a Side of Murder

  • By grammatoni47 on 06-21-19

Cute cozy

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

Reviewed: 06-20-19

This blurb tells you all I can without spoilers so I'll skip the rundown. You can read/listen out of order since this was my first book in this series and I quite enjoyed it. It’s a cute, fast-paced cozy mystery.
At first, I wasn’t a fan of the narration. I didn’t like the fake man’s voice the narrator used, but all in all the rest of the narration was good. If you like, cozy mysteries, Husband and wife duos, cute corgis, and chocolate pudding… You will like this.

  • The Girl in the Ice

  • Detective Erika Foster Crime Thriller, Book 1
  • By: Robert Bryndza
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,556
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,820
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,803

When a young boy discovers the body of a woman beneath a thick sheet of ice in a South London park, Detective Erika Foster is called in to lead the murder investigation. The victim, a beautiful young socialite, appeared to have the perfect life. Yet when Erika begins to dig deeper, she starts to connect the dots between the murder and the killings of three prostitutes, all found strangled, hands bound, and dumped in water around London.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Okay

  • By Meg on 05-26-16

An intriguing suspense.

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

Reviewed: 06-18-19

This was my first book by Robert Bryndza but won’t be my last. Also, I haven’t read or listened to a lot of female detectives that aren’t cozy mysteries. Again, I loved Erika and this story, I found Erika likable, relatable and the storyline was intriguing.
The book grabbed me from the beginning and kept me intrigued, even though it did skip character views a few times, but it was done quite well, and you could tell who was thinking or speaking.
The narration is good, and I liked her voice and style. I think she did a great job pulling the reader in and holding our attention.
If you like good suspense, A female detective with history, secrets, and a twist, You should like this book. I recommend it.

  • The Little Things

  • By: Jay Northcote
  • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 8

 

There are lots of things that brighten Joel’s life. His three-year-old daughter, Evie, is one. His close relationship with her mother, his best friend from university, is another. Joel’s boyfriend, Dan, adds spice to his child-free nights, and Joel is pretty happy with how things are. Then one cold and rainy night, everything changes. Joel’s life is turned upside down when he becomes a full-time dad to Evie, and his previously carefree relationship with Dan cracks under the strain. Meeting Liam, who acts as if getting hurt isn’t a foregone conclusion, shakes Joel to the core.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • sweet angsty romance

  • By Cat on 06-14-19

sweet angsty romance

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

Reviewed: 06-14-19

This story is very angsty but I love angst so that was not an issue for me.
I loved all f the characters, especially Evie and I really felt Joel's emotions, but the storyline for me was a bit slow. at 40 percent Dan is still the love interest and the relationship seems to be going nowhere. Don't get me wrong I even liked Dan and of course, figured they would work through it but then Liam came into the picture and that too was a bit drawn out.
This is a very good story with amazing characters ( I love stories with kids), A story of life and has a realistic feel. If you like well-developed characters, angst, British stories ( I love them), children, and a slow burn but romantic story this is for you.
I listened to the audio and loved the narration. He had a smooth voice, loved the accent that felt perfect for the story and kept me involved in the book.

  • The Athlete and the Aristocrat

  • By: Louisa Masters
  • Narrated by: Seb Yarrick
  • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

 

Newly retired championship footballer Simon Wood is taking on his next challenge. His plan for a charity to provide funding for underprivileged children to pursue football as a career has passed its first hurdle: He has backers and an executive consultant. Now, it’s time to get the ball rolling. Lucien Morel, heir to the multibillion-euro Morel Corporation, is shocked - and thrilled - to learn his father has volunteered him as consultant to a fledgling football charity. Better yet, the brains behind it all is heartthrob Simon Wood, his teenage idol and crush.  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A sweet coming out sports romance

  • By Cat on 06-09-19

A sweet coming out sports romance

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

Reviewed: 06-09-19

Simon is an ex-footballer star. He is now opening a charity and looking for backing with the Morel Corporation in Paris. Not only does he get more than he asks for he gets a consultant as well. Lucien has had a crush on Simon since he was young and is more than happy to have this opportunity plus, he has wanted to expand his father’s charity into the sports and arts fields. The two men have great chemistry.

The story is well written, fast-paced, and the characters are interesting as is the plot. The story is good, and I liked it, I just didn’t quite fall in love with it. I like a bit of conflict and the story just ran really smooth and sweet.

The narration was okay it just didn't pull me in and hook me.

If you like a sweet romance, ex-sports heroes, millionaires, coming out and an allover sweet happy romance this is for you.

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  • Seeking Solace

  • By: Ari McKay
  • Narrated by: John Solo
  • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

While on board Poseidon’s Pearl, Devin is assigned to shepherd a visiting executive. Paul Bailey is quiet and unassuming, and the car accident that cost him his leg also shattered his confidence. He doesn’t think he’s attractive to other men anymore, and Devin is eager to show him just how wrong he is. Paul has a surprising secret that might sink their passionate affair before it even leaves port. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A sweet on the sea vacation read

  • By Cat on 06-06-19

A sweet on the sea vacation read

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

Reviewed: 06-06-19

Seeking Solace is a Dreamspun desire. This means it is based on a usual trope, full of romance and usually a HEA ending.
Seeking Solace is also book 3 of the Walker Boys and where this stands alone pretty good, I think I would have gotten more if I had read the others. I felt like this was more Paul’s story than Devin who is one of the Walker Boys.
Paul is the son of the owner of Triton Cruise lines, a high luxury vacation line. He is being groomed to take over as CEO of the company when his father retires. He also been in an accident and lost his leg, his boyfriend and confidence.
Devin is the bartender on the Pearl and loves his job though he is hoping for a job in the kitchen to open up as his dream is to be a great chef and open his own restaurant. He and Paul hit it off from the start, then Devin finds himself as liaison to Paul to help him meet everyone. This makes both men happy. They become good friends, hoping for more, but will Paul’s secret tear them apart when the cruise is over.
I liked this story. It was very sweet, and a good vacation read. I loved getting a tour off the cruise ship and resorts and felt swept away.
I listened to it on audio and have to say this wasn’t the perfect choice for a narrator for this story. I have listened to some John Solo and usually like his narration but the voices he gave these characters just didn’t fit. Devin is a Texan and he had no accent or any personality. Other than the voices the narration was good.
If you like, cruises, bartenders, high seas romance, men that are physically challenged, a sweet romance you will like this book.

  • Nothing Serious

  • By: Jay Northcote
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

 

Mark O’Brien is finally being honest with himself. His relationship with Rachel is over, and he’s moving out of the home they’ve shared for six years. They get along, but he can’t fix a relationship when the person he’s with is the wrong gender. Jamie Robertson, one of the removal men, is huge and ridiculously gorgeous, and Mark is smitten at first sight. When a cardboard box splits, revealing items of a personal nature that Mark never wanted anybody to see, he’s mortified. But it sparks the start of a beautiful friendship with benefits.  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I’m a little confused.

  • By MayBae on 05-12-19

A nice sweet coming out book

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

Reviewed: 05-31-19

I enjoyed this story. It is a sweet coming out story, not a lot of angst and an overall good romance. The blurb really tells all that can be said without spoilers.
The characters are well written, the book is well narrated and charming and I love a British story with all the different mannerisms, and words.

  • Jimmy's Erotic Adventure in Time and Space Continuum, Episode 1

  • By: Perie Wolford
  • Narrated by: J.E. Jones
  • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 56

Jimmy the time traveler, while trying to solve a time riddle his late father left for him, gets accidentally flung back in time, to the year 1871, the days of the Wild West, landing squarely in the middle of a valley of death. He stumbles into a pack of gun-toting rustlers who capture him. To Jimmy's luck, though, the youngest of the rustlers, Kit Fisher, is not like the rest of his folks.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not very erotic, but amazing.

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-27-19

A Pleasant surprise

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

Reviewed: 05-31-19

I sometimes like to try books outside my usual reading scope. So when offered this one the title threw me. I am not into erotica much at all and Sci-fi is a large leap too, but I read the title and it goes back into the old west which I love cowboys, so I figured why not. It is only 2 hours long.
I am so glad I did give this one a shot. It is very lighthearted, fun and interesting. I wouldn’t call it science fiction, just time travel and I liked the device being like a character. It also wasn’t as erotic as I thought it would be. There wasn’t a lot of sex and there was a good storyline. At the end, I nearly cried. I would listen to more in this series.
The narration is good as well, I liked the voicing and pace. There is some music and I am just not used to that and though it isn’t bad it isn’t my thing.
If you like time-travel, the old west, rustlers, a touch of mystery, lighthearted stories, short stories, and some hot man-sex I suggest you give this a go.

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  • Model Investigator

  • By: Lissa Kasey
  • Narrated by: Brian Hutchison
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

With his lover, Kade, missing, androgynous former-model-turned-private-investigator Ollie Petroskovic is ready to kick some ass to bring him home. Ollie and his ex, rock star Jacob Elias, need to find Kade and free him from the clutches of his manipulative family. But with Ollie suffering from chronic migraines and Jacob unable to bear loud noises, they are hardly the dynamic duo. It takes a lot of sweet talking on the part of Jacob - and patience Ollie doesn’t have - to find Kade. Only Kade’s not whole anymore. The fight for Kade’s heart and mind is far from over.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great sequel

  • By Cat on 05-29-19

A great sequel

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

Reviewed: 05-29-19

In Book two Kade takes on Ollies ex-boyfriend as bodyguard though he really wants nothing to do with him. Ollie still struggles with Nathan’s death and the issues form the first book. Now with Jacob back in his life, Ollie must decide if he wants him back or to continue with Kade and Kade worries about what will happen.
This is a great sequel to the first book. However, you need to read in order.
I was surprised that there was a different narrator. I liked the first one’s version of Ollie and understood that this was mostly in Kade’s view and Brian Hutchison is a very good narrator. I liked the pacing and was one the edge of my seat throughout the book.

  • Shatter

  • Unbreakable Bonds Series, Book 2
  • By: Jocelynn Drake, Rinda Elliott
  • Narrated by: Kenneth Obi
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 69

Maverick trauma surgeon Ashton “Snow” Frost keeps the world at a distance, relying only on his three closest friends to keep him connected. But when a ghost from their past returns to Cincinnati, Snow stands to lose everyone he loves. Framed for murder and reeling from attacks on his friends, Snow is pushed to his breaking point.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Grab some tissue and get ready to be shattered.

  • By Cat on 05-29-19

Grab some tissue and get ready to be shattered.

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

Reviewed: 05-29-19

. This is a book two in a series, and I think you should read in order since Sow is introduced in book one and all the characters from that book play major roles in this story.
I am sure these are fabulous books, but I listened on Audio and Kenneth Obi gives a stellar performance. Each man has a sexy voice, there are growls and chuckles in the right places and he just makes you not want to turn off the book. I highly recommend you listen to the audio if you can. They give you some great entertainment while doing menial chores or driving or whatever you need a distraction from.

The series is about four men that share unbreakable bonds...Lucas, Snow, Ian, and Rowe
Lucas is a billionaire and entrepreneur, owning several night clubs. Rowe owns a security business and some of his bodyguards and workers are important in the books as well. Ian is a Chef and has a new restaurant they all frequently eat at. Snow is a trauma surgeon and Shatter is his story.
Snow is a very uptight but good surgeon. The nurses and paramedics give him wide birth though and call him Surgeon General because he is bossy and likes things his way. Except for Jude. Jude is a paramedic that has had his eye on the older man for a while and Jude gets what he wants, and he wants Snow. Snow doesn't do relationships. He has a bad past and he doesn't know what he wants. He does have a reputation for rough sex and that just fires up Jude even more.
Oh, Man did I ever love these two men. Both strong alpha types and so sexy. I was so surprised to see Snow hooked up with a man like Jude. I sure didn't expect it to be someone so toppy, but it really worked.
Someone from Snow's past comes into their lives creating some havoc...You will need a box of tissues. Some secrets that I wondered about from book one and in this one unravels and are revealed but it does leave us ready for more. Give me Ian's story fast!

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