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  • A Promise of Fire

  • By: Amanda Bouchet
  • Narrated by: Lucy Scott
  • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 115

Kingmaker. Soothsayer. Warrior. Mage. Kingdoms would rise and fall for her...if she is ever found. In the icy North, where magic is might, an all-powerful elite ruthlessly guided by a glacial Queen have grown to dominate the world. Now rebellion is stirring in the rough, magic-poor South, where for the first time in memory a warlord has succeeded in uniting the tribal nations. Stuck in the middle is Cat - circus performer and soothsayer - safely hidden behind heavy makeup, bright colours and the harmless illusion of the circus. Until someone suspects she's more than she seems....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Mills and Boons Meets Fantasy

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-10-18

romance

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

Reviewed: 22-02-19

I liked it. it's a slow burn romance filled story. kept me entertained the whole book.

  • The Wicked King

  • The Folk of the Air, Book 2
  • By: Holly Black
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Kelly
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 179

Jude has tricked Cardan onto the throne, binding him to her for a year and a day. But the new High King does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her, even as his fascination with her remains undimmed. Meanwhile, a traitor in the court is scheming against her. Jude must fight for her life and the lives of those she loves, all while battling her own complicated feelings for Cardan. Now a year and a day seems like no time at all.... 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By Karrie on 12-01-19

wait until book 3 is released

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

Reviewed: 07-02-19

very bitter ending - not just a big cliffhanger. if i had known i would have waited until book 3 was released (2020) before starting this series

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  • Heart of the Fae

  • The Otherworld, Book 1
  • By: Emma Hamm
  • Narrated by: Siobhan Waring
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

A plague sweeps across the emerald hills of Ui Neiill, leaving a young midwife's father with months to live. To save her people, Sorcha makes a deal with a dangerous Fae. She must travel across the sea, through merrow and kelpie lands, to find a forgotten king on a crumbling throne. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By mrs s j summerton on 19-07-18

alright

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

Reviewed: 31-01-19

a little disappointed in this one. I love slow burn romances and this was that but the story didn't entice me enough to purchase #2.

  • Crow

  • Boston Underworld, Book 1
  • By: A. Zavarelli
  • Narrated by: Tracy Marks
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

An Irish mobster. A missing friend. Two loyalties, ripping me apart. I had a plan. Get in, get my information, and get out. Easy, right? Turns out, infiltrating the Irish mafia isn't exactly what I thought it would be. I just wanted a soldier. Someone I could flirt with to get me in the door. That's when Lachlan Crow noticed me. Problem was, he wasn't a soldier. No, he was next in line for the throne of the Irish underworld. And he was determined to hate me from the outset.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • UNDERWORLD HEA

  • By Dolores on 17-01-18

intense

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

Loved it. I'm happy I found this series. It's similar to The Mafia and His Angel, Book 1: Tainted Hearts, with "less darkness" and a faster pace.

  • The Mafia and His Angel, Book 3

  • Tainted Hearts
  • By: Lylah James
  • Narrated by: Tia Rider Sorensen
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

My wings were ready to fly, but he clipped them. Feather by feather, until I had nothing left. Then my savior came. He waged a bloodbath to find me. He loves me. He wants his Angel to be free. But how can I fly again when my wings are broken? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • favorite mafia romance

  • By Sara M. on 12-12-18

favorite mafia romance

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

it's one of my favorite mafia romance. dark and intense. I would recommend Crow: Boston Underworld for something similar - less dark but still intense.

  • Carter Reed

  • By: Tijan
  • Narrated by: Lucy Rivers
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 52

Emma decided to skip the gym and went home early. It was the last easy decision she made because she found her roommate being raped by her boyfriend. She had two choices: Call the cops and be killed by his family's mafia connections or kill him first and hope to survive. There was no choice to her. She killed the bastard first and went to the one person who could protect her: Carter Reed. He's a weapon

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this book, my first Tijan book.

  • By Kat P on 09-01-15

ok

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

Reviewed: 11-12-18

It's not my favorite but I finished it. Soft'ish mafia romance. I won't buy book 2 however,

  • The Devil's Fool

  • Devil Series, Book 1
  • By: Rachel McClellan
  • Narrated by: Veronica Fox
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Eve's power-hungry witch parents will kill at the slightest insult, and Eve's unwillingness to use her own supernatural abilities is enough to incite them. Boaz, a powerful vampire, may be the only one able to save her, to give her the one thing she's never had--love. But in Eve's world, no one is who they seem and everyone has an agenda. And the more she stays with him, the more difficult it becomes to spot the true devils, especially when she becomes one herself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • nice surprise

  • By Sara M. on 05-11-18

nice surprise

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

Reviewed: 05-11-18

if you can listen through the first chapters, the narrator gets better.

It reads a bit like a coming of age story for the heroine. At the beginning she appears weak and naive but you see her transform throughout the book.
Buying second one now

  • Alpha

  • Forever, Book 1
  • By: Regan Ure
  • Narrated by: Rachel Fulginiti
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

Seventeen-year-old Scarlett Hayes is living her life by her own rules. Losing her parents at a young age has made her strong and fiercely independent. She knows exactly who she is, and nothing is going to change that. But everything starts to change for her when she moves to a new town. She meets Cade Presley. He is domineering and arrogant which makes her detest him at first sight. And she soon learns a secret that will unravel her perfect life and lead her into a world she never knew existed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Carly on 24-06-18

too rushed

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

Reviewed: 19-09-18

Key moments are rushed. the main character falls in love in a paragraph. she accepts her destiny in one page. no built up for the romance. disappointing. DNF @ 70%

  • Vampire's Kiss

  • Legion of Angels Series, Book 1
  • By: Ella Summers
  • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

Leda Pierce is working as a paranormal bounty hunter on the Frontier, the dividing line between human civilization and the plains of monsters. Life is simple until a vampire hunt goes wrong and her brother goes missing, captured by the dark angels of hell. With no magical powers of her own and no way to find him, Leda's only option is to go to New York and join the Legion of Angels. If she can survive long enough to make it up the ranks, she will gain the magic she needs to find her brother.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good start to series

  • By Sara M. on 30-08-18

Good start to series

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

Reviewed: 30-08-18

Sure this book has its faults. But overall it's a good, jam-packed with action, slow burn romance.
Will buy the second one.

  • Blood Politics

  • Blood Destiny, Book 4
  • By: Helen Harper
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

You'd think that life would finally be dealing Mack Smith a kind hand. Living in London and with the opening of the new and improved city version of Clava Books mere days away, things appear to be settling down. Other than the terrible nightmares about dragons, that is. Or the fact that she's being constantly tailed by a string of mages, shifters, and faeries, all of whom are constantly demanding her attention. And that's without even bringing the temptation of Corrigan, Lord Alpha of the Brethren, into the equation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • what an ending.. on to the next!

  • By Sara M. on 20-08-18

what an ending.. on to the next!

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

Reviewed: 20-08-18

Really enjoying this series... This volume has a steamy scene and some twists and turns.