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Miles above her

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

Reviewed: 03-04-20

Sweet amusing tale of terrorism and a table for two. Service with a smile from her own personal "android".

Had to speed the narration up as narrator's voice sounds too much like she is reading a bedtime story to children.

Spin cycle would be more interesting

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

Reviewed: 30-03-20

I did not enjoy this book. The MCs are unworthy of the 7hrs spent listening. You cannot like them, they are trite and shallow; there is nothing to make you become invested in the story in any way. This is no action, just dialogue.

At 2.36, when she drives away having made up her mind that consorting with this mafioso is stupid, is when anything sensible in this story ends. The sex is dull and predictable, there is no real passion. The story lacks fundamental descriptions to spark the imagination to allow you to see the characterisations or events.

Mindy Kennedy's narration is the only cohesive force keeping this story listenable. If I wasn't on lockdown, I would've given up on it altogether after hour 1.

Crashed and Burned

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-03-20

Lumbering predictable nonsense, weighed down by one good narrator and one not so good. The story is disjointed and awkward, causing me to keep stopping, doing something else then returning to try to finish. There was nothing to grip you or make you want to keep on going. I did not like the rock star character at all, and felt the pilot needed bitch-slapping to put some sense into him.

The premise is good, the blurb was good, enjoyed both narrators before, but first and probably last time with this author. Perhaps I'm spoiled as I recently had Top Secret by Sarina Bowen and Ella Kennedy, which is possibly one of the best Audible books ever, read by Christian Fox and Teddy Hamilton, which I listened to in one sitting; it was 9 hours long and I chortled all the way through.

I did not enjoy this book and stopped with 1hr and 24 mins to go. It would've been a waste of a day if I wasn't on lockdown and had to be indoors.

DISAPPOINTING

Fraternizing with the Enemy lol

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

Reviewed: 23-03-20

Wow ! Possibly one of the best audiobooks I've ever had, and I've had lots. Fabulous perfect narration which gives piquance and zest to this super funny, super romantic, passionate MF, MFM/MMF story which becomes MM. It took me months to actually talk myself into this book, as I have had bad experiences with books filled with texting/sexting. Also I judge the book by the cover. What a surprize this book is.

No insta-love or silliness, no shenanigans or stupid. No swearing in every sentence. Just blissful enjoyment in fluent refreshing eloquence.

This tale has it all, with MCs you come to really love. At 9 hrs I wasn't sure what to expect, but it was like being on the best fast sleigh ride, with ups and downs, and twists and turns, with lovely fluffy passion to add to the enchantment of true love.

Not happy to have to go to another site to get the extra chapter.

FABULOUS STORY.

Courted by the Marshall

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

Reviewed: 20-03-20

Epic tale, well drafted and crafted. Intelligent, well researched drama reaching from rainbows to raining gunshots.

My first time with this author, but for sure not my last. Nothing trite, or trashy here, just tasteful passionate lives entwined in a poignant political saga encompassing 30 years, with lots of humour thrown in to ice the cake. Great MM MCs you can respect and enjoy.

Couldn't stop listening.

Well done Audible, another gem (found by accident).

Sand, Surfing and Souffles

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

Reviewed: 17-03-20

Meet the Fokkers'esque follow on drama from an enjoyable Book 1. I was so intrigued after Book1 to learn just how an ex Secret Service Agent and the ex president's son get on down under in their new life of sand, surfing and souffles.

Gone is their "White House" life, swapped for a one bed bungalow near the beach. Life goes literally from kitchen sink, to hosting Rafa's parents in their home! Of course it was a nightmare. Of course the parents try through fair means and foul to cleve their son from the clutches of the older man. Poor Shane bears the brunt of it from every quarter, including Rafa, stoically, where a weaker man might've packed his bags and left.

The narrator manages to continue the perfect narration getting an individual voice for each character. The "Aussies" sound more South Africans lol, but good effort.

There is no restraint inside this developing relationship; the repressed ex virgin wants to do it all, and Shane is happy to oblige, often. All the characters in Book 1 get followed up here, some with tragic outcomes.

The drama and passion, humour and pathos, together with the fluent well written style of the author, allows the listener to become fully engrossed in this above average tale.

Thank you Audible, another enjoyable listen.

My first Rodeo? Not even close

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

Reviewed: 10-03-20

If you don't have more than a passing interest in rodeo, find another book. This writer has in depth knowledge of the rodeo life and entwines this romance around it in gritty detail.

Being the first in this series, the book sets out the family dynamic and familiarizes us with the cast of characters we are going to meet in this tale and the following ones. These are people you come to like and enjoy. There are no baddies deliberately creating silly shenanigans and pointless dramas to fill up the pages. There is humour aplenty, and good witty dialogue.

Violet is a strong capable woman, proud to known as a "pick up man". Joe is rough on the outside, but craving affection and to belong inside. I felt their spark.

I love horses and rodeo, and have in depth knowledge too, so found this book ticked all my boxes, as well as giving a fully fledged satisfying romance, well crafted and paced. It is refreshing that the MCs don't rip each other's clothes off and have insta-love in Chapter 1 although there is a strong initial attraction. Instead, like in real life, the relationship builds, till the tension takes the passion where it must go right into the Epilogue. The sex is delicately handled with no gynaecological detail. There is also very little bad language.

The narration with the "Texas" accent is a little hard to take at the beginning, but each character has a distinct voice and after a while you don't notice how grating the voice is. What is hard, is that it's the same narrator for the whole series! I don't feel the accent added anything to the story.

There are aspects of this relationship not covered in this book, but drip-fed throughout the following books.

I enjoyed this audiobook, but will get the others on Kindle to avoid this narrator.

The Farmer wants a Wife?

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

Reviewed: 08-03-20

"Do brown eggs come from brown chickens?" she asked ! Charmingly funny farm romantic adventure without a cowboy in sight. Selfish war vet "I'm alright Jack" shut inside his grief has his world tilted by a city girl.

This story falls into quarters: the first two are ripping romance staples: the first sight, the first kiss, the first shag, the first bubble bath, all well crafted and scripted. Quarter 3 suddenly shows Jack emotionally toing and froing, up and down, fiddling and faddling driving poor Margot away. Quarter 4 draws all the threads back together.

Quarter 3 spoils this book; what had been a delightful and enjoyable story is suddenly full of angst and crippling negative emotion you never saw coming, placed upon innocent love lorn Margot, who despite being willing to accept Jack and forgive him fails to convince him to give it a go. How can you entrust your life and happiness to an unstable man? You cannot build on sand.

There are no cows or very few horses in this "cowboy" story, so feel the blurb mis-sold the story somewhat. Not my fav book by this author.

The narration is excellent.

Rating: 7/10

Arresting story

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

Reviewed: 08-03-20

Highly enjoyable impassioned drama full of humour and family tribulations. Starts slowly but builds to a full on crescendo. Beautifully narrated by Stephen Dexter, but Savannah matches him well. This is a fully fledged story, no light weight rom/com in any way, touching on several sensitive issues.

The hot sex fires up through phone sex, to the full hands on version to include hand-cuffs. (Misadventures in Blue is another excellent story of loving a cop available on Audible). A pleasing HEA and a lovely way to spend 8hrs in one sitting.

Chapter 15 is repeated.

LOVED IT !

Chiselled and screwed down

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

Reviewed: 01-03-20

Chiselled chin injured of mind and body ex military wood sculptor finds his idol and screws him mentally and physically.

Dramatic story with lots of angst.

Took several tries to reach the end, finally gave up with 1hr to go as could see how it would end, not happily I expect.

Teddy Hamilton's narration is excellent but Jacob Morgan, whom I usually love, and am more used to hear reading irreverent comedies like the excellent Priest by Sierra Simone; his minor key voice wasn't upbeat at all, which would've raised the pitch of the story from minor to major, allowing some joy to enter the words and lift the passion.

I did not enjoy this book.