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  • The Daring Miss Darcy

  • Lost Ladies of London, Book 4
  • By: Adele Clee
  • Narrated by: Liisa Ivary
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Miss Estelle Darcy is running from her past. Everyone believes she drowned in a shipwreck off the French coast, and many times she wished she had. The smugglers who rescued her are not the sort of men one crosses. Still, London is a vast city with plenty of unsuitable places where a lady might hide. Lord Trevane's pledge to find Miss Darcy has him in a quandary. The only woman ever to haunt his dreams is dead. Renowned for being the most dangerous lord of the ton, ladies are scheming to bed him. Jealous men are plotting to drive a blade through his cold heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A brilliant series

  • By Inishowen Cailin on 12-06-18

A brilliant series

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

Reviewed: 12-06-18

Adele Clee is one of my top favourite historical romance writers and 'The Daring Miss Darcy' was an excellent addition to the Lost Ladies of London series.

This second chance love story is lovely. The two characters fall back in love very naturally and without resentment and anger getting in the way of them being together again. There is also an element of suspense to the story to do with a couple of very nasty characters. This I love as the suspense always keeps me hooked and turning the pages.

The narration is excellent and faultless. A very good production.

I really loved this story and I recommend all of the books in the series.

I voluntarily reviewed a copy provided by the author at my own request.

  • Literally Dead

  • A Pepper Brooks Cozy Mystery
  • By: Eryn Scott
  • Narrated by: Margo Chervony
  • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

To solve or not to solve? When a visiting professor is found dead, English major Pepper Brooks is caught in the middle of the investigation. Literally. While the detectives focus on crime scene forensics, Pepper can't ignore the Shakespearean clues left by the killer. With the help of a handsome library clerk, a dog named Hamburger, and The Bard himself, this unlikely sleuth might just close the book on this case.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A great start to the series

  • By Inishowen Cailin on 12-06-18

A great start to the series

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

Reviewed: 12-06-18

A fun cosy mystery with a hint of romance and a decent mystery.
I loved the literary references and how they tied in with the murder. I thought Pepper was a fun character and I enjoyed following her investigations and the drama that came with it.
Some suspense is a must have for me when I'm reading a mystery and this book had quite an exciting ending. The identity of the murderer was not obvious for a good portion of the book and I was taken by surprise when the murderer was revealed.
The narration was very good and I wouldn't hesitate to listen to more works performed by the narrator.

This was a good, entertaining listen and I look forward to reading the rest of the series.

I voluntarily reviewed a copy provided by the author/narrator at my own request.

  • For Deader or Worse

  • John Pickett Mysteries, Book 6
  • By: Sheri Cobb South
  • Narrated by: Joel Froomkin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

After a modest wedding ceremony, Bow Street Runner John Pickett and his bride, Julia, the former Lady Fieldhurst, set out for a wedding trip to Somersetshire, where Pickett must face his greatest challenge yet: meeting his in-laws. Sir Thaddeus and Lady Runyon are shocked at their daughter’s hasty remarriage - and appalled by her choice of a second husband. Pickett, for his part, is surprised to learn that Julia once had an elder sister: Claudia, Lady Buckleigh, who disappeared 13 years earlier.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not a gentleman born but he had his own code.

  • By Norma Miles on 14-06-18

Great series

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

Reviewed: 02-06-18

In this instalment John gets embroiled in the mystery of Julia's sister's disappearance thirteen years earlier as well as the murder of a stable hand who worked for Julia's father.
I enjoy Julia and John very much. John Pickett is such a likeable character. He still can't believe that he is married to the woman he loves and he is very sweet in his interactions with her.
I found some of the story surrounding Claudia to be somewhat predictable but it was nevertheless a very good story. The murder mystery was more complicated and I was convinced of the guilt of one particular person before finding out I was completely wrong. It kept me guessing and listening. The narration was once again superbly done by Joel Froomkin.
I can't recommend this series enough. I am going to be very sad once it ends.

I voluntarily reviewed a copy provided by the author at my own request..

  • Circle of Blood

  • Books 1 - 3
  • By: R. A. Steffan, Jaelynn Woolf
  • Narrated by: Gwendolyn Druyor
  • Length: 27 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

When you're mated to an immortal vampire, love is forever. Literally. In another lifetime, six vampires lost their mates - and their mortality - to an unimaginable evil power. Despite the veil of death separating them, the strength of love draws them together across the ages. But now, if they can’t reunite with the reincarnations of their lost soulmates soon, it may just mean the end of the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Different

  • By AngelaHillier on 01-06-18

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 27-05-18

I loved every minute of this series.
The plot is different and very intriguing. I love the idea of the vampires needing to find their lost soul mate in order to defeat evil. I loved how much action and suspense were in these novels. The excitement level was quite high and the romance was hot.
I thought the narrator did an excellent job and I wouldn't hesitate to pick up more titles narrated by her.
A very enjoyable series and I look forward to picking up the rest of the titles in the series because I am hooked!

I voluntarily reviewed a copy provided by the author at my own request.

  • Return to the Regency

  • A Regency Time-Travel Romance
  • By: Audrey Harrison
  • Narrated by: Melanie Fraser
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Catherine wishes the last year never happened. After losing her mother and her marriage in quick succession, each day is a brand new struggle. When her ex-husband drags her kids halfway across the world, she visits the Bath Christmas Market, just hoping to put something good in her life. She never expected find a gateway to the past.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Regency modern romance - funny, smelly and

  • By A D. on 07-06-18

A lovely listen.

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

Reviewed: 27-05-18

I really love time travel romances set in the Regency period and after reading this book in print I was delighted to listen to the story and enjoy it again in audio.
I always enjoy Melanie Fraser's performances especially anything historical so I was really looking forward to listening to Return to the Regency. Her narration is excellent and I was immediately drawn in to the story. The range of characters were performed very well, my favourite of course being Catherine and Chris. I plan to enjoy listening to this book again on holidays.

I have read many of Audrey Harrison's traditional Regency romances. I was excited when she decided to write a time travel piece.
I loved the twist to her time travel story. Where this book differs from other Regency time travel is the possibility for her characters to freely travel back and forth between the Regency period and the present day. I liked that Catherine didn't have to leave her friends and family behind permanently in order to have a grand, romantic adventure in Regency Bath.

There is plenty of excitement and drama as Catherine soon finds herself caught up in the affairs of new friends and the target of a fortune hunter. I loved the characters that populated Regency Bath.
I thought Catherine and Chris made a lovely couple and I really felt for them when things took a dramatic and emotional turn when their time in the Regency period came to an end. The conclusion to their story was very romantic and it left me with a smile on my face.

I voluntarily reviewed a gifted copy.

  • Hidden Target

  • Otter Creek, Book 2
  • By: Rebecca Deel
  • Narrated by: Kristina Fuller Yuen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

Following the deaths of her husband and unborn son, Madison spent two years knitting her life back together by returning home and opening a yarn store. Now, the stalker who murdered her family means to finish the job. After someone sabotages her car and torches her store, Madison joins forces with Nick Santana, her husband's former partner, to capture the killer. She refuses to let the stalker unravel her life a second time - not without a fight.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great series

  • By Inishowen Cailin on 14-05-18

Great series

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

Reviewed: 14-05-18

An exciting and suspense filled romantic suspense.
The narration was very good and it was very easy to get absorbed in the story.
The identity of the stalker had me completely mystified and I really enjoyed the process of following the characters as they tried to solve the crime.
The romance was sweet and I enjoyed their story. I thought that their story was realistic and handled very sensitively. I really liked it.

I voluntarily reviewed an advance reading copy.

  • The Scandalous Lady Sandford

  • Lost Ladies of London, Book 3
  • By: Adele Clee
  • Narrated by: Liisa Ivary
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Ruined by a lord purely as a means to exact revenge on her brother, Lady Lillian Sandford has given up all hope of ever finding love. The two years spent abroad did nothing to quell the gossips. And with her brother’s notorious reputation, it’s hard to hide in the shadows. Vane is viciously protective and threatens any man who so much as glances her way. Only one man has the nerve to defy him. The one they call The Raven.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great series. I'm loving it all.

  • By Inishowen Cailin on 09-05-18

A great series. I'm loving it all.

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

Reviewed: 09-05-18

I listened to this book in almost one sitting. I couldn't put it down.

A Regency series wouldn't be the same without at least one pirate and kidnapping story, although this one takes place in a castle on an island rather than on board the pirate ship itself. The author made great use of the setting and was able to weave lots of drama, suspense and intrigue into the story.
Although the romance was initiated by a kidnapping Lillian and Fabian are childhood friends who have feelings for one another. Their romance was quite sweet. Lillian has had quite a tragic past and I liked how Fabian had her best interests at heart even if he initially didn't go about things properly.
Lillian's brother Vane has me completely intrigued. I can't wait to read about him and Estelle in the next book.

I voluntarily reviewed a gifted copy.

  • Caramels with a Side of Murder

  • Daley Buzz Cozy Mystery, Book 2
  • By: Meredith Potts
  • Narrated by: Lisa Beacom
  • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2

Sabrina Daley's world is turned upside down when a local psychic predicts that her missing sister will be found. Unfortunately, the psychic, Miss Terri, is unable to provide any further details. Desperate for something more to work with, Sabrina shows up at Miss Terri's house the next day, ready to beg for another psychic reading. Instead, Sabrina finds Miss Terri's lifeless body. So when the local police have trouble solving Terri's murder, Sabrina sets out to bring the psychic's killer to justice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great for younger readers!

  • By Natalie on 28-05-18

A gentle cosy mystery

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

Reviewed: 07-05-18

This is a gently paced cosy mystery. The death of a psychic leads to lots of suspects for Sabrina to investigate. It was quite a good mystery as I had no idea who the killer was until it was revealed near the end.
I like that there is a secondary mystery running through this series i.e. the disappearance of Sabrina's sister. This aspect has me completely hooked and I can't wait to read more to find out what happened to her.
I would like a little bit of romance in Sabrina's life. She does have a boyfriend but his character isn't developed and their relationship is not a source of drama or a plot point. He's kind of like a human equivalent of Google. She just asks him questions about the case and he answers her. I would like to see more happening between the pair.

This was a good book to read on a quiet day to myself and I enjoyed listening to the narration.

I voluntarily reviewed a gifted copy.

  • Daisy McDare Three Book Set

  • By: K.M. Morgan
  • Narrated by: Caroline Shively
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

This set features three complete Daisy McDare cozy mysteries including: Daisy McDare and the Deadly Art Affair: Daisy McDare wants nothing more than to find the man of her dreams and build a thriving interior decorator business. Instead she finds herself heartbroken and in the middle of a murder investigation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A lovely series

  • By Inishowen Cailin on 06-05-18

A lovely series

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

Reviewed: 06-05-18

I very much enjoyed listening to this series and I would be happy to continue to listen to more. The stories are gently paced, lighthearted and fun. The mystery in each story is interesting and entertaining. The characters are cute and likeable.
There is a very relaxed feel to these stories which I appreciated and enjoyed as I chilled out in the garden with a glass of wine. Perfect.


I voluntarily reviewed a gifted copy.

  • The Deceptive Lady Darby

  • Lost Ladies of London, Book 2
  • By: Adele Clee
  • Narrated by: Liisa Ivary
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

After confessing her love for Lord Cunningham, Lady Rose Darby is whisked away by her father in the dead of night and locked in an old asylum. With no one but her paid companion, Miss Flint, for company, six months pass before Rose manages to escape. But her plans to return to London go awry when she finds herself at Everleigh, a sprawling mansion nestled in the heart of the forest. Mistaken for a newly appointed maid, Rose is sent to meet her new master, the sinfully handsome and brooding Lord Farleigh. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Inishowen Cailin on 06-05-18

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 06-05-18

Mystery, suspense and romance abound in this second book in the series.
The whereabouts of Lady Rose is revealed and I followed her adventures with excitement.
I like the governess trope when it is well written and the characters are as likeable and charming as they are here. The children and their bond with Rose was sweet and I couldn't help but be entertained as they muddled through their days together. Lord Farleigh was kind to Rose and their initial scenes together, sweet and cute, left me with a warm fuzzy feeling inside.
I enjoyed the dark elements to the novel. There were a few sinister characters lurking in the background which kept my mind busy in guessing what their motives were and how they would fit into the events surrounding the deaths of two women and the mysterious illness affecting the servants in the house. I was kept guessing right to the end.
Events unfolded and concluded in a very satisfactory way. I'm looking forward to reading more of the series.

I voluntarily reviewed a gifted copy.