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How steamy is it? Sizzling

Publisher's Summary

New York Times and USA Today best-selling author S.E. Smith presents another action-, adventure-, and suspense-filled story to transport listeners out of this world.

Riley St. Claire has always followed her own rules. When she discovers her current employer is not as law-abiding as she thought, she has to leave town in a hurry...or end up buried with the dead guy she discovered. She doesn't expect to be picked up by a passing trader from another world.

As the ruling king of Sarafin, Vox d'Rojah is expected to produce a son who will be joined in marriage with the first-born daughter of the king of Valdier. But Vox has no intentions of having any sons, at least not in the near future. He's quite happy with the wide selection of females at his disposal. When Vox is captured by a ruthless Valdier royal and sold to a mining operation, the last thing he expects to find is his bride mate.

Vox isn't sure which would be easier: fighting another war with the Valdier or capturing and holding on to the human female who's unlike anyone he has ever encountered. Now he must escape back to his world while fighting pirates, traders - and Riley!

The king of Sarafin has met his match in Ms. Riley St. Claire from Earth. Now he just needs to figure out a way to let her know he has chosen her as his queen - and he has every intention of keeping her by his side forever.

©2013 Susan E. Smith (P)2016 S.E. Smith

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A Must Listen For S.E. Smith's Fans!

S.E. Smith has become one of my go to authors for Sci-Fi romances. Her stories always have a great mix of action, humor and steamy romance, and are very entertaining to listen too. I love Smith's The Dragon Lords of Valdier, Sarafin Warriors, and Curizan Warriors are three series that are intertwined and have events that have taken place simultaneously but from a different POV's; as a result, I'm listening to these series in event order rather than straight series order. It adds more depth to the amazing world Smith has created and Choosing Riley was a great addition to this world building. One thing I've come to expect from a Smith story is a funny dialogue, steamy sex scenes, strong female characters and of course dominate alpha male characters.

In my opinion, for any well developed series to succeed there must be a wide cast of characters with distinct personalities, and Smith definitely delivers with interesting characters; however, I have to be honest, Riley, the lead female character was one of my least favorites so far. Her heart was in the right place, but her dialogue, and clueless actions at times came across as childish. Don't get me wrong, Riley had me laughing but she also had me rolling my eyes.

David Brenin always delivers a stellar performance and does a excellent job with both the female and male characters.

While Riley could be annoying at times, this was still an entertaining story and well worth the time and credit. I'm looking forward to listening to the next story in the series.

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Loved Riley!

Loved this spinoff, I can't remember the last time I laughed so much while reading. Love Riley's gumchen, and humor. Good read well worth the credit.

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LOL😜

Absolutely love it.
I have listened to it 4 times now and I laugh just as hard as I did the first time.

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choosing Riley

s.e.smith is wonderful humorous,very detailed and down right imagination all her books are superb I love them all

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Loved listening to this story.

Loved it. SE Smith is one of my favorite authors. I never get bored reading or listening to her storys.

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Awesome!

When I was reading this then telling my husband about it I realized I was talking about myself! Riley is just awesome! You will love this book!

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  • Daisy
  • PALMYRA, VA, United States
  • 06-21-16

Love me some alpha Sarafin worriers

This series gets better and better. Watch out Sarafin Warriors!!! her comes Riley with all her sassiness and her witty tongue and a bag full of tricks, Making her alpha worrier look like a poor crazy about to loose his mind pussycat with all her antics. You will find your self laughing out loud and blushing at the sex scenes. Can't wait for the nex book. Narrator was awesome

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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OMG !

This book kept me laughing till I cried . What would be the most unusual thing to be in Riley's purse ? I don't think that girl knows just what all is in that oversized pink monstrosity lol . I think there is at least one fast shifter that's not sure what he's in store for LMAO ! Then he makes the mistake of thinking he's the one in charge oh boy was he wrong 😉. I think S. E. Smith is my favorite author for sure ! Now I have to listen to the next book!

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Dumb and trashy female caracter

What could S.E. Smith have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Creating a likable leading female character would have gone a lone way to improve the book.

What aspect of David Brenin’s performance would you have changed?

I would have preferred if a girl from Colorado did not have a southern accent.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Choosing Riley?

To make this listen less painful you would have had to cut out every scene in which the heroine speaks. Everything that came out of her mouth was very trashy, dumb and irritating. I had to stop listening since I could not bare any more of her.

Any additional comments?

If the only things a heroine has going for her are her big bottom and large breasts the author should probably rethink the character.

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Wonderful book

I love this book and heroin was very strong. it was fabulous and kept me on my toes. I could not put this book down .I would recommend this book to anyone

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  • Kindle Customer Cecilia Mary O'Shea
  • 08-30-18

Choosing Riley

This has got too have been the most hilarious story I have read in a very long time. The characters had such strong characters that you could only laugh at Riley's antics and her constant baring of Box a truly great read.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-01-17

Laughed my rear end off

Would you consider the audio edition of Choosing Riley to be better than the print version?

Better no.... the audio version brought the story more to life but I love both versions of this book.

What did you like best about this story?

Have to admit I love Riley's character and everytime Vox killed one of her coats I was laughing so much I cried.

Have you listened to any of David Brenin’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I've listened to alot of David Brenin's performances and he brings the story to life with how he narrates it.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed so much with this book. Some of the situations and the descriptions were just too funny.

Any additional comments?

I love S.E Smiths books and have bought them all and the audiobook versions. I can't tell you that I prefer one or the other. But I love listening to them and hearing someone elses take on the book. Definitely great when you have such a great narrator.

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  • Sigrid K.
  • 11-08-16

Impossible to finish, incredibly moronic.

Despite my very best effort I was unable to finish this book, it was simply to painful. Most stupid heroine I have ever experienced, pure luck she did not kill everyone a dozen times by stupidity and arrogance. The book in general has things to easy for the "good guys", the "bad guys" were unfit in their job which does not fit with how successful they were until the heroine came along.

I will say this for the author, there is easy (albeit painful) flow to her story, so I can imagine myself checking out the plot lines and reviews of her other books down the line. With some caution.

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  • deeann
  • 06-30-16

Great book

Very funny and a great follow up to the previous valdier warrior series that I read cant wait till the next book

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  • Suzyplums
  • 02-25-17

A Brilliant Book

I wasn't sure about this book but I loved it.

Riley and her mishaps are wonderfully brave, funny and outspoken.

Vox is totally in love with Riley and takes everything she dishes out.

A definite must listen/read.

Can't wait to hear the next book.

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  • elizabeth
  • 03-06-17

I love Riley!!

What did you like most about Choosing Riley?

The Character Riley

Who was your favorite character and why?

Riley - she had sass

What does David Brenin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Nothing as I listen to the books whilst driving

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Riley - One of a kind woman

Any additional comments?

No thanks

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-01-17

what a great book I loved it.

the wit in it was great and funny. thank you I needed a good laught

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  • IMEE B
  • 11-05-16

***Choosing Riley***

This is one of my favourites of all S E Smith's books. Riley is a breath if fresh air, she is sassy, feisty potty mouthed earthlings who can drive a man or cat up the wall. Box the said cat/man has totally smitten and fallen hard to Miss St Claire from Denver Colorado will do almost anything to keep his feisty mate from returning back to earth. I love their adventure I laugh so hard and also cried. David Brenin you are an amazing narrator thank you.