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I Struggled With This One

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-07-20

Reading the blurb on this it sounded right up my street but I really struggled to finish it.
I really liked Javi as a character but whilst I think we were supposed to feel sympathy for Gordo as a single farther, he just came across as a selfish and hurtful man towards Javi at times.
The storyline was very good and like the supporting characters and how they supported Javi with his stutter by learning ALS.
However the book seemed to drag on, which may have been due, in my opinion, to the narrator, whose voice was very monotonous and he didn’t differentiate between characters.
I will try the next book as I believe there is a different narrator.

Indulge Yourself With The Kitchen Gods

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-07-20

At last we get to hear Kian and Bastian’s story and it was so worth the wait!
The book goes right back to when Kian first meets Bastian, who is looking for an assistant/protege at Kian’s culinary school.
This was by far my favourite of the Kitchen God books, I found it really emotional at times listening to these two men holding back for so long and the learning to adapt and accept each other’s personalities.
This was definitely a series that got better by each book you read/listened to.
I believe it is the last in the series but it would be nice to know what happens to Nate the sommelier so maybe there will be another?

Spellbound by Soulbound

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-06-20

Amazing! Just absolutely amazing!
A Vigil in the Mourning is the fourth book in the Soulbound Series written by Hailey Turner and I strongly recommend you read them in order to gain full understanding and enjoyment from the series.
I have loved the development of Patrick and Jono’s relationship and the evolution of Jono’s God pack over the series and can’t wait too see what Hailey has in store for them in the future.
The story is fast paced and action filled with mages, vampires, werewolves, gods and goddesses. Take note Netflix or HBO it would make the perfect miniseries!
As for the narration, it is outstanding! Gary Furlong brings Jono’s London accent to life perfectly and keeps you on the edge of your seat during the action scenes. Well done 👏👏👏

Desert Run

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-06-20

An enjoyable adventure/thriller about a Vietnam veteran on the run from a Chicago mob boss in Palm Springs.
It has all the ingredients you want in a good thriller, a fast pace, action, hitmen and a love interest.
Hunter Elliott is a new narrator to me and I have to say he was excellent.
He brought each and every character to life, I hope to hear more from him in the future.

Great Value For Credit

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-06-20

Susan Hawke’s Lovestrong Series Bundle: Volume One books 1-4 is fantastic value for money and well worth you credit.
I love the way the author writes with humor and emotion giving the characters chemistry and depth. Each story focuses on a different couple and ends in a HEA.
Micheal Dean’s narration is as always, outstanding.

The Art of Mutual Pleasure

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-20

K.A. Merikan never cease to amaze me with the variety and imagination they bring to their writing.
In this Regency romp we see Benjamin Snowley’s decent into what he feels is “debauchery” but is actually his sexual awakening, in a time when even self pleasure is something to be ashamed of and thought of as an affliction.
As always the characters are well developed and the story addictive, just make sure you listen to this one with earphones in, it’s as dirty as hell but funny too.
James Riley did a great job narrating, he was perfect in this historical setting. Hope to hear more from him.

Whispering Key Book One

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-06-20

An amazing new series written by May Archer and narrated by Michael Dean, Off Plan, promises to be a huge success, if any of her previous audiobooks are anything to go by.
A spin off from the Love in O’Leary series, the Whispering Key series starts off with Mason, brother of Micha from O’Leary arrives at Whispering Key to start a new job as the island Doctor and is met by Fenn, grumpy mechanic/tour guide, only to find the job is not all it appeared to be. The story is well written and characters are well developed. It has enemies to lovers, a bi-awakening and a HEA.
I really enjoyed the beginning of this new series, it was funny, and the sex was hot.
Michael Dean’s narration was excellent as always and I hope he continues to narrate the rest of the series.

#Nilo Forever ❤️

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-06-20

Milo is Lily Morton’s Book 2 of the Finding Home Series, narrated by the exceptionally talented Joel Leslie. It can absolutely be listened to as a stand-alone, but I would recommend listening to Oz, the first in the series, to gain the most enjoyment and background to supporting characters.
I am a great fan of Lily’s books and have enjoyed each and everyone, but after listening to Oz, I was particularly looking forward to Milo and Niall’s story, and I wasn’t disappointed.
Milo has been through so much and throughout the book you see him grow strong, emotionally and psychologically, growing in confidence in himself and his profession, with Niall besides him step by step.
As always, Lily’s writing is full of whit, snark and emotional drama and the sex is smoking hot!
I can’t wait for the next book which tells the story of Gideon, Milo’s brother and Niall’s best friend and ex-lover. There’s definitely something going on behind the haunted eyes of the successful, gorgeous actor, I’m looking forward to finding out what.

Dark Space

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-05-20

Dark Space is a masterful Sci-Fi Romance written by Lisa Henry and narrated by Chris Chambers.
The futuristic world building and character development is intelligently and well written, the pacing perfect and main characters believable and likeable.
There is a darkness and sense of foreboding throughout the book, with the threat of the “Faceless” and Kai-Ren in particular, on the horizon, but if the return of the lost hero, Lt Cameron Rushton, is to be believed, peace may be an option. But it all hinges on lowly recruit, Brady Garrett keeping him alive as his “temporary pacemaker”, Cam needing touch to survive.
I loved the growing connection between Cam and Brady, biomedical and emotional, the sex was hot too.
I can’t wait for book 2 Darker Space.
Chris Chambers did an excellent job narrating, bringing to life the characters and the story, especially the atmospheric feeling of the book.

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Purpose

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-05-20

A thrilling and imaginative urban fantasy is the first book I have listened to by Andrew Q. Gordon, I found it intelligently written and weaves a deeply psychological story of vengeance and the rediscovery of one’s humanity.
The two main characters are brought together by force’s, at first unknown to them, but Will and Rayan’s attraction is real and their journey together throughout their relationship and growing understanding of the Purpose forced them to adapt.
I will definitely be looking out for further books by this author.
Darcy Stark did a fantastic job narrating, bringing all the characters to life and adding emotion and atmosphere where needed.

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