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My Thoughts on The Lies We Tell

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

Reviewed: 20-07-20

Talk about an epic introduction to a new to me author. Becca Steele did an amazing job with this one. This story had suspense and mystery, some bullying and some of my favorite kind of romance.

Winter and The Four are trying to uncover their parents and there were so many interesting layers uncovered in just this book alone. I loved how it was written in just that way to keep you hooked and glued to the story. And it was all perfectly performed by two fantastic narrators.

Kelli Tager was also new to me but definitely left a good impression. Especially for so many characters. Gregory Salinas I haven't heard much from but I plan to fix that because this performance was so so good.

Now comes the dreaded wait after a major cliffhanger but make no mistake I will be ready and waiting for book two to hit audio.

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My Thoughts on Back For More

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

Reviewed: 13-07-20

This was a story about self discovery. It was a story about family. And of course it was a story about love. It was also an excellent listen. Not only because the narrators were amazing, even though they absolutely were. But also because the story was really well developed with great characters and a really interesting plot.

Wes was so patient and kind and understanding, even if he didn't always show it in the most obvious ways sometimes. But I didn't even need to get to the end to know his love for Lily was real. And while Lily may have fought it hard, she knew the truth as well. It just took her a moment to admit it.

Kayley Loring is one of those authors I feel like I can auto buy with confidence and this story is a great example of her writing skills and a fantastic collaboration with to top notch narrators.

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My Thoughts on Unscripted Hearts

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

Reviewed: 21-06-20

I kind of struggled with this one. The romance part which is the main thing I read this type of book and others like it for seemed to be more of an afterthought then the main point of the story.

Neither of the two main characters really connected for me. I felt they were constantly jumping to conclusions and blowing up at each other. They seemed to almost constantly bicker. In general their communication just wasn't good and stories in which the conflicts are really just a complete lack of communication are hard for me to get into. I also didn't really feel the chemistry or connection in their relationship.

The narrator wasn't bad though. He just usually sounded super high energy and didn't often change that to match the moment or what was going on. But he did have two distinct tones for the main characters and even a few secondary characters "voices" that were distinguishable and I really appreciated that. He didn't sound too old or young for the part. He did a pretty good job.

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My Thoughts on Cliché

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

Reviewed: 21-06-20

This was an excellent introduction to this author. It absolutely makes me want more. I loved Claire and Kevin. I loved their friendship and their relationship and just their overall vibe together. I sometimes wished that I could see things from Kevin's POV but this was really well written and there was a lot going on with Claire both when it came to Kevin and outside of her relationship with him. So it worked that things were only told from her view. I loved the Epilogue but kind of felt like the last chapter before that was kind of unnecessary. Overall it was a great story though. And Erin Mallon was great on the narration. If I've got to have a book with only the female POV she is a perfect narrator to really make the most of it.

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My Thoughts on Accacia's Curse

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

Reviewed: 31-05-20

This was a good kick-off to what looks to be a long and in-depth series. There was a lot of info given in this book and I sometimes felt that slowed down the pace a bit. But it was definitely an interesting plot and has me interested in listening to more. It has a bit of a slow burn feel with some of the characters and I'm looking forward to seeing how that all plays out.
Megan Green is a narrator I don't hear a lot of, and while I liked her overall, I did think she kind of struggled with distinguishing tones for the many characters. Some of the male voices came across too breathy or too close to the voice for the female lead. None of that will stop me from checking out book 2 though.
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My Thoughts on One For All Boxset

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

Reviewed: 20-05-20

All for One
4 of 5 stars
This was a quick and entertaining reverse harem romance. It was a mix of second chance and friends to lovers in which 4 people who met and became best friends in high school reunite years later and start a relationship. There was lots of steamy moments and a little action in this one. The main characters were likable and overall I enjoyed it.
Narrator Lacy Laurel was excellent and I really enjoyed her performance in this one.

Power Play
3 of 5 stars
I wanted to like this one more but I struggled with it a little. The leading lady was smart and kind which I liked. She had a crush from high school on one of the men but it wasn't the only thing that prompted the changes she made in her life. I really liked that too. There were a lot of things I liked about her. But I thought her struggle with the relationship between her and the men wasn't very well developed. It was brought up and gotten over as an obstacle really quickly. Also overall the men themselves I wish I had more time to get to know them. But all in all it was a good listen. I just think I would have liked it longer for more development time. The narrator was great and there were no complaints there.

Claiming Her Cowboys
4 of 5 stars
With this story I'm right back to enjoying Mia Moon and her quick reverse harem romance. I love a good cowboy romance and you definitely can't go wrong when there's more than one. This story had a great flow and was brought to life by an amazing narrator.

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My Thoughts on Claiming Her Cowboys

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

Reviewed: 20-05-20

With this story I'm right back to enjoying Mia Moon and her quick reverse harem romance. I love a good cowboy romance and you definitely can't go wrong when there's more than one. This story had a great flow and was brought to life by an amazing narrator.

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My Thoughts on Power Play

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

Reviewed: 08-05-20

I wanted to like this one more but I struggled with it a little. The leading lady was smart and kind which I liked. She had a crush from high school on one of the men but it wasn't the only thing that prompted the changes she made in her life. I really liked that too. There were a lot of things I liked about her. But I thought her struggle with the relationship between her and the men wasn't very well developed. It was brought up and gotten over as an obstacle really quickly. Also overall the men themselves I wish I had more time to get to know them. But all in all it was a good listen. I just think I would have liked it longer for more development time. The narrator was great and there were no complaints there.

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My Thoughts on All for One

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

Reviewed: 24-04-20

This was a quick and entertaining reverse harem romance. It was a mix of second chance and friends to lovers in which 4 people who met and became best friends in high school reunite years later and start a relationship. There was lots of steamy moments and a little action in this one. The main characters were likable and overall I enjoyed it.

Narrator Lacy Laurel was excellent and I really enjoyed her performance in this one.

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My Thoughts on From the Deeps

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

Reviewed: 21-04-20

This reverse harem story was set in a world of different magical creatures.

I'm a fan of all the different creatures coming together and contributing their own special part to things. It's what I love about RH too. That each character contributes something special to the relationship.

The overall plot of this story was good. And it was told in an interesting, entertaining way. It was certainly able to hold my attention. I also find myself interested in what's to come.

Angus Yellowlees was a new narrator for me. And his accent was fun to listen to. The only things I found myself wishing different was some of the scenes with other "disembodied voices" and tone variations for so many characters. I found some of the disembodied voice moments a little distracting because of how it was recorded/styled. Sometimes it pulled me out of being absorbed in the story. And then I just thought there were a lot of characters but not always enough variation on tone. You definitely have to pay attention when everyone is talking together to know who's speaking if you're listening and not reading. Overall I liked him as a narrator. I just think I'd like him even more with less parts to play.

This book is not a standalone but part of a continuing storyline and I wouldn't mind hearing more.

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