Dakota Savage is nobody's temporary diversion, least of all the man responsible for her family's semi-desperate circumstances....
Jack "Preacher" Prior is at a crossroads - literally. Left for dead in the Badlands, he's managed to survive....
Evie and Leo met in foster care as children and formed a bond of friendship. As they grew, their bond turned to love, and they vowed to make a life together when they turned 18....
The last time I saw my best friend's younger brother, he was a geek wearing braces....
Georgia Cummings has zero luck with dating, and the era of the Internet is not her friend. No matter how fast she runs, how many corners she turns, she can't find her way out....
He says he owns me. And it's true. I've signed over complete control of my body and life for six months to a man I don't know....
It started out like any other morning on the train - until I became mesmerized by the guy sitting across the aisle. He was barking at someone on his phone like he ruled the world....
When college student Olivia Townsend returned home to help her father run his business, she never imagined a complication like Cash and Nash Davenport....
They call me Rage. My real name is like a shadow, always close behind but never quite able to catch up. I fly under the radar because no one ever suspects I'm capable of the kind of brutal violence....
Ryan Burnham is the privileged son of a US congressman and captain of his university's hockey team. While he is on the verge of fulfilling his dreams to play in the NHL....
After making a bad decision when she was very young, Kia Clementine finds herself in hell. Then, suddenly, within the time it takes for a shotgun to blast, her hell changes....
Eli Boudreaux's family has built ships and boats in Louisiana for generations. He comes from a hardworking, wealthy family, and his empire is growing by leaps and bounds....
Jamie Canning has never been able to figure out how he lost his closest friend. Four years ago, his tattooed, wisecracking, rule-breaking roommate cut him off without an explanation....
Abby has been through hell and has survived one of the most brutal childhoods imaginable. To the outside world, she is just a loner with an attitude....
Whether it's fast cars or fast women, Stefano Ferraro gets what he wants. When he's not fodder for the paparazzi, he commands Ferraro family businesses - both legitimate and illegitimate....
McKenna Mason, a New York City attorney, is on the run from a group of dangerous men. McKenna turns to a teenage crush, Will Ashton, for help in starting a new life in beautiful horse country....
I wasn't always in love with Colton Calloway; I was in love with his younger brother, Kyle, first. Kyle was my first one true love, my first in every way....
Chris "Shooter" Sullivan has returned to his hometown of Rapid City, South Dakota, to pick up the pieces of his life shattered by a roadside bomb in Iraq. He wants only to focus on holding what's left of his old unit together, running his garage where he builds custom bikes and cars, and pretending that his murdered father's motorcycle gang doesn't exist.
Hayley Turner is a young woman with her own traumatic past. Fresh off the bus from Nowhere, USA, all she wants is a job and a place to live until it's time for her to leave again. She doesn't want to make friends or enemies, least of all the ex-Army Ranger who obviously doesn't like her. She bristles under his watchful eye. He's even got her convinced that she's bad news.
But circumstances force two people who don't need anyone to need each other more and more. The more Chris gets to know Hayley, the harder it is to stay detached. And the more Hayley gets to know Chris, the more she realizes that she's been alone for so long, she might never recover from it.
A truly captivating, well written story of falling in love! Excellent character development!
Loved the friendship, banter, and the overall easiness all the characters interacted with each other. This was a refreshing change of pace from the stories that have all the heat, attraction, and hot sex from the very beginning, to more of a touching, emotional story of slowing falling in love, learning to trust, letting someone in, and surviving.
I was soooo looking forward to book two until I saw all the negative reviews. Hummm, I can't visualize the character I just read about against what some of the reviews are leading too for the next book? Will have to think on it some before purchasing? But then again.... who am I kidding, I loved this story, and know I will listen to the other books in the series! :-)
As usual, narration was awesome! Mason always does a great job!
Well worth the time invested in listening to story! Credit or Sale!
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
Isn't it a real joy when an Author surpasses all your expectations and delivers a story that has so many loveable characters, describes them so well that you feel like you're friends with them all, creates a loyal loving brotherhood and then introduces a love interest for one of them. Well Dahlia West did that.... and so so much more.
Hayley is running - running from a Psychopath that had already caught her once, nearly killed her and has ruined her life.... and he is still free five years later. Now strong willed Hayley's a lonely drifter going from town to town until she reaches Rapid City where she's welcomed... but just not by everyone. Chris (aka Shooter) and his friends are all ex Army Rangers and he doesn't trust or believe this tiny Drifter who he calls Slick but he can clearly see that she's been damaged and needs help so he reluctantly offers her a place to stay. And, even though they are very aware of each other's presence, they bicker, verbally spar and hurl a lot of witty banter at each other before eventually the intensity of feelings spectacularly boils over into lust, passion and achingly tender and understanding touches. Which is then sweetly followed by tentative steps into a powerful relationship of respect, lots of sex, trust and love. But it's not all smooth sailing because, when the past comes knocking on her door, it's going to end in a dramatic and bloody conclusion.
Wow, this was so addictive and all-consuming with smooth clever witty dialogue between brothers-in-arms Shooter, Hawk, Easy, Tex and Doc who are a riot when together and slowly let Hayley into their inner circle and surround her with a protective and loving shield. Especially after she tries selflessly to help one of them by recounting her worst nightmare in front of them all... the night she lived through a traumatic and horrific event and she told it in such anger-filled vivid and heartbreaking detail which left them all in awe of her courage and strength of character. There was a good build-up to the romance with no insta anything, there was mystery, angst and some suspense at the end and there was a MC Club nearby with slight ties to Shooter and they forced him into a shady scene or two. A powerful love story that was born out of tragedy but blossomed into a funny, romantic, hot, tense at times, touching and beautiful love story.... and a group of loving friends willing to do whatever necessary for their fellow brothers.
Worth a credit? Dual POV's, great narration, addictive and humorous, lots of sex, romance, wonderful loving and interesting characters, some danger and drama, a HEA ending and could be a standalone listen.... what more can you ask for from a credit. This is a series to watch out for and definitely creditworthy.
30 of 35 people found this review helpful
I loved everything about this book, the characters , the narrator & the storyline. My first book by this author, but not my last!!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Shooter is one of my favorite books!! I have never listened to a audio book before and i'm so glad Shooter was my first!!! I loved hearing my favorite characters comming to life while doing everyday chores. Love love love!! I can't wait for the next audio book in the series!!!!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
I love the book and the characters when I read the book the audio book was good however when the story was in Haleys pov the performer left a bit to be desired in the way he portrayed her but he was great at portraying the men, otherwise I did enjoy the audio book.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Would you consider the audio edition of Shooter to be better than the print version?
To me it was just as good .... & enjoyed it throughly ..
What did you like best about this story?
That I got to Esperance it again while doin stuff I find mundane .... job stuff... It made the jobs worth while .. Listening to this awesome book.
Which character – as performed by Mason Lloyd – was your favorite?
I loved it all
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
I did ... I didn't want to miss a thing .
Any additional comments?
I can see myself listening to this many many times.. Loved it so worth getting , can't wait for the next books in the series ... Bring them on.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
The story is a good love story between adults. It took me a little while to get into it, but eventually, I looked forward to listening to it. It flows well, not rushing the relationship between Haley (aka "Slick") and Chris (aka "Shooter"). Haley is in her mid 20s, I think, and Chris is in his early 30s.
It was not a new story in the sense that the 2 lovers initially didn't like each other. Thus, it was predictable in some ways. But, in spite of this common trope, the story didn't come across as "had." Shooter has a custom bike business and is, of course, the owner. He has a group of men around him, but they are not a biker gang. His 4 friends add to the likeability factor of the story. Haley is also not an unusual character. She's a great cook, and everybody likes her, of course. Her story, the reason she's not in 1 place long, is unpacked slowly throughout the story. It's done through the development of their relationship, which really works for the story, is seamless and rational.
There was sex involved, naturally. But the sex is later in the story, though sexual remarks are made earlier. There's not a great amount of detail during the sexual encounters, and there are many moments for a story that long; I think there are 4. And all the sex is traditional intercourse and oral sex. It's not stale but also not raunchy, explicit or non-traditional, IMO.
I really have only complaint—the narrator. He was fine much of the time, but all of the male characters sounded too similar when he performed them. And, worse, repeatedly he did a poor job of expressing the correct level or degree of emotionality to match what was being said.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I'm new to this author and the high ratings prompted my listen. The story is not formulaic and there are slight references to the inner workings of a motorcycle club/gang. The dark past of the heroine is very DARK and I tend to prefer my fictional threats to be not so horrific- hence the 4 rather than 5 star ratings. The secondary characters are well done and the interplay of the &quot;brothers&quot; is heart-warming and I can appreciate why this series would be amongst listeners &quot;favorite&quot; and why others will be picking up the subsequent stories. I am a big fan of happy endings in my fiction and I prefer to know the general story line before I get involve. Perhaps when my own life is less traumatic, I will pick up the balance of the series.... it will join the &quot;maybe later&quot; list.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
This is the first in a Burnout series. This all all about a woman named Haley, or is she named Haley? She has a past, good bad or scary? Hmmm. She is on the run and winds up in South Dakota. Why is she on the run? When she runs into Shooter, who has his own past, sparks fly in the negative direction.
What I really like about the novel is the way it slowly builds and builds. Even though you have a decent idea about the direction of the plot, it takes turns that are interesting. This is a very comfortable novel, excellent for a summer beach read. West does a great job in building the characters and the universe of the characters. She even manages to get a plug in for the next installment (a little heavy handed). But, hey who am I to question marketing. One surprising thing is that the narrator is male. Mason Lloyd did a great job -- I was very surprised.
I instantly bought the rest of the series. I can't wait to see how things work out for all of the characters. I give this a hardy thumbs up.
5 of 7 people found this review helpful
I have read this story so many times. It is a favorite. I enjoy the way banter between characters and the sassy female lead. I was thrilled when the audio was published. It enhances the story and has become a favorite too. Narration really fits the characters.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Straight off the bat I'm going to recomend that hopefully Ms' West continues with this narator as he's just so easy to listen to. I've a bunch of audio books in my collection but only a very small few are voiced by male voices which is a shame. This gentleman was mindful/careful with how he read the female parts of the story by NOT hitching his voice to rediculous levels which can sound worse that a female trying to pass off a male character. I far prefer if narators read the book, express the emotions, tell the take as it's punctuated and no more. This guy to my ear did that with only the bare slightest inflection in his tone when reading the female parts.
He has an amazing voice and when put with a great story youre in for a fabulous listening experience.
The story I've read multiple times, is a favourite of mine so hearing it read by a male has only served to maintain my preference for male readers.
very very much a recommended story and audio.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Read this book a couple of times a while ago and when I found the audio I had to have it. The characters are great, I love the banter between the boys and the 'sass', I laughed out loud several times. You do get odd looks when you're walking down the street snorting with laughter. Makes me not mind walking to work quite so much.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
The best narrator I have come across. Story had everything, laughter, mistory, suspense, seriousness, love...
this book has it all heartbreak. slow building love and true love and more heartbreak then happy ending. sexy ex ranger bikers and a women learning to trust again and I love this book and the person telling the story is a perfect voice to listen to. overall a great book and I couldn't stop listening to it
Great story well progressed and thorough, great banter among friends which I loved. I laughed out loud several times. gorgeous romance.
I would listen again.
Mason was an excellent narrator. will definitely be listening to the rest of the series if this is the standard.
Firstly, I must tell you that the narrator for this audiobook, Mason Lloyd was perfect in the role.
I'm very happy I bought all of the burnout series at once, they are fabulous and a bargain.
Buy this series, love this series. It'll be money well spent ☺
Sweet love story, with some very hot bedroom scenes and edge of your seat action. I too enjoyed the narrator.
Can't sing the praises for this book enough , the narration was perfect and the story had me hooked from the start , the addition that the other guys will have books pleases me immensely as I will definatly be purchasing . Hayley/Sarah and Shooter have a slow burn of a relationship that the writer has you so absorbed is to her credit . thanks five very worthy stars and a very big recommendation to anyone wanting to listen, Mason Llyod performers perfectly
This is the first time I've ever listened to this author. Dahlia West is a fabulous writer,the story pulled me in from the first sentence 😀.
Ooh wow, the richness of Mason Lloyd's voice is so sexy. Brilliant and funny I'm off to listen to book two ...
I love it, a real thriller, great characters & a beautiful love story, can't wait to listen to the next one in this series
I loved this story so much. Dahlia west please release more audio books you are awesome. I loved mason Lloyd as the narrator.
The story line had me hooked from the beginning, chris(shooter) was so sweet with Sarah and the amount of time it took to build there relationship works well. I really liked the other boys stories that start to unravel and couldn't wait to hear each of there stories in follow up books in the series.
After listening to all the books I have to recommend this audio book, the only one that I couldn't 100% relate to was tex (book 2) it was good but it was too much bed room dormants for me.