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  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Solid Narration

  • By XxTainaxX on 11-06-19

Solid Narration

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

Reviewed: 11-06-19

Audiobook review. I can’t even imagine how it would feel to discover that my husband, whom I thought was dead, returns alive and well. Adriana finds herself in exactly that predicament and Blake has to deal with the fallout of his decision.

The plot had strong potential with a theme that captured my attention. However, I don’t feel the execution took full advantage of the opportunity. The characters and more specifically the motivation behind their secrets didn’t really convince me of any real development. That said, the writing itself was solid with good pacing and imagery. The intimate scenes were also very steamy.

The narrators, Logan McAllister and Lacy Laurel did a good job with their portrayal of the characters. Their voices were clear and tone strong. I found Logan to be slightly slower paced than Lacy but once I sped up the rate, he was where I needed him and Lacy was fast but still understandable.

Complimentary copy received and voluntarily reviewed.

  • Beauty and the Professor

  • A Modern Fairy Tale Duet, Book 1
  • By: Skye Warren
  • Narrated by: Stephen Dexter, Lia Langola
  • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Erin cleans Mr. Morris's house twice a week to pay her tuition. The reclusive ex-soldier intimidates her, but she can't help but feel sympathy for him. Then she walks in on him touching himself, and she has much darker, much more sensual feelings...Blake Morris receives an offer to return to his alma mater as an associate professor. This is his chance to reenter the world - and to be worthy of the woman he dreams about. He never expected to see her sitting in his classroom on the first day of the semester.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Thoughts on Beauty and the Professor

  • By Shy G. on 03-06-19

Beauty Tempts Beast

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

Reviewed: 07-06-19

Audiobook review. This is a different take on Beauty and the Beast with the heroine taking a more active role in pursuing the hero. Their intimate times were sexy but the plot didn’t really get to any parts that showed much character development yet. I’m assuming that means the second part will show some growth.

The narrators Stephen Dexter and Lia Langola, did a great job with the characters. Their pace, tone, and pitch were strong. Their enunciation was clear. I definitely want to hear more of their work.

Complimentary copy received and voluntarily reviewed.

  • Falling for the Beast

  • A Modern Fairy Tale Duet, Book 2
  • By: Skye Warren
  • Narrated by: Lia Langola, Stephen Dexter
  • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

A dark legacy threatens everything they've worked to build. When old debt comes between them, both Blake and Erin must fight to protect each other - and their love. Since their forbidden beginning, Erin and Blake's relationship has been marked by deep sensuality and intense emotion. The couple is tested at every turn. They're running out of time. Blake and Erin will have to trust each other to forge their own sexy ending.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Falling for the Beast

  • By blue_river @AudiobookObsession on 17-06-19

Great Narration

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

Reviewed: 29-05-19

Audiobook review. After listening to book one, I was expecting this book to provide more insight into who the main characters are at the core. Unfortunately, I don’t feel that was achieved. There were a lot of hot moments, and while I appreciate intimacy as much as the next girl, it seemed to be the primary focus of the relationship.

I didn’t find that the plot offered something I haven’t heard before and the reveals didn’t really change the overall tone of the story. The writing itself was solid. The pace of the story leaned toward the slower side but it fit.

The narrators, Stephen Dexter and Lia Langola, did a great job with their characters. Their voices fit the characters and had great inflections, tone, speed, and pitch. I will definitely look for them again.

Complimentary copy received and voluntarily reviewed.

  • Deliverance

  • NYC Doms, Book 1
  • By: Jane Henry
  • Narrated by: D. C. Cole
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Tobias Creed likes things done his way, and he likes his women ready to submit. No strings attached. Until the night he meets the one woman who challenges him, practically begging to be taken over his knee. As a single mom to a child with special needs, Diana McAdams does things her way. She's in control and doesn't have time for love. Happily ever afters aren't for her. Then she meets the man who demands her submission....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wow! superb listen!!!

  • By DMA on 24-06-19

Yes, Sir!

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

Reviewed: 14-05-19

Audiobook review. As a mom of a child with autism, Diana’s struggles were something I could relate to and the representation was well executed. The plot was secondary to the relationship but picked up pace toward the end. The dialogue, imagery, and characterization were done well. The secondary characters were unique and interesting.

The main characters complemented one another well and the resulting relationship developed a little on the faster side but was not any less entertaining. I liked the dynamic that Tobias, our hero, brought to his relationship with Diana and her son. It shall not go unmentioned that their scenes together were quite hot 🔥.

The narrator did a great job with the male voice. The female voice wasn’t as distinct and I found myself struggling to remember who was ‘talking’ because it wasn’t always clear. However, his pace and tone level worked well for the story. All in all this was a solid read and I will gladly read or listen to more in the series.

Complimentary copy received and voluntarily reviewed.

  • The Other Princess: Aces High MC

  • Aces High MC - Charleston, Book 1
  • By: Christine Michelle, Christine M. Butler
  • Narrated by: Sarah Puckett, D.C. Cole
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

I was eight years old when I found out I had a father. It was the same day I held my dead mother in my arms while praying her life wasn't really over. I was dropped into the middle of a new family not long after that...From the very beginning I was ostracized because of who my mother had been. The daughters of club members were generally known as MC Princesses. My little sister was one. My title was a bit different, and proved that my mom's sins would always be held against me. I was The Other Princess.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magnificent Story & Listen🎧 Heartfelt & Emotional!

  • By Bette on 27-04-19

ALL THE FEELS!!

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

Reviewed: 02-05-19

Audiobook review. The emotions are crazy with this one. I found myself utterly indignant at how the heroine was treated. The story evoked a very real reaction. I was sad. I was mad. I was devastated. I was proud. I was happy. The book simply made me feel.

Our heroine is AMAZING. Her experiences could’ve easily made her bitter and resentful but she has the biggest heart. I loved everything about her. Even her flaws. Our hero could not have been more EXTRAORDINARY. He is her champion in every sense of the word and loves her in a way that is so very special. These two are #RelationshipGoals. Not perfect, but perfect for one another.

The plot hooked me off the bat. I actually sat at the barber with my kid getting his haircut and trying to hide the tears streaming down my face. 😭 It was very well written. The pace, imagery, characterization, development were on point. The use of secondary characters was very effective in keeping the story moving forward and interesting.

The narrators, Sarah Puckett and DC Cole, did a great job in their portrayal of the characters. The voices matched the image in my head. The tone, pace, and pitch were good. Transitions were smooth.

I totally recommend this book. It’s going on the Favorites shelf. I will definitely be on the lookout for more from this author.

Complimentary copy received and voluntarily reviewed.

  • Accidental Groom

  • Accidental Love, Book 1
  • By: Dana Mason
  • Narrated by: Kelsey Navarro
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

I’m Mac. You probably even recognize the sound of my voice.... Because I’m the radio host that wakes up most of Sacramento every morning. Everyone knows me, knows my reputation. Ladies’ man, bad boy, eternally single commitment-phobe. I have my own reasons for needing to stay single, my own demons to battle with. Except, after one hell of a drunken accident, I’ve woken up married. To a gorgeous green-eyed girl, Kelley, who I only met yesterday in a coffee shop. This playboy is off the market. The only question is...for how long?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • sizzly, sexy contemporary romance

  • By Mari Garcia on 21-06-19

Gotta Appreciate Reformed Playboys

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

Reviewed: 01-05-19

Audiobook review. 3.5 stars. Mac is the typical reformed playboy and Kelley the pretty lady that makes him want to change his ways. I enjoyed the story. It was straightforward and there weren’t any real surprises, which is what the rating is attributed to.

The characters were definitely flawed with some growth to show for story progression. They had a good connection and the sexy times were well done. The plot was solid though a bit predictable. I found the ending to be really sweet.

The narrator, Kelsey Navarro, did a good job with her pace, tone, and pitch. She was clear and transitioned well between genders. I was quite impressed by her male voice.

Complimentary copy received and voluntarily reviewed.

  • Royal Atlas

  • Royal Love, Book 1
  • By: HJ Bellus
  • Narrated by: Lacy Laurel, Jeremy York
  • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

Love struck me at the early age of five. The boy turned into a man, and I fell even deeper. Guy Webb had no idea my fragile heart belonged to him for so many years. He was too busy being my brother’s best friend and a star on the football field. He was my daydream and consumed every single thought, but he was always one step from my reach. Beartooth Ranch was our home. The rich ranch land raised us, fostered our laughs and losses, and even gained a new family member when Guy moved in for his sophomore year of high school. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • omg

  • By angeljoy on 13-06-19

LOVED IT!

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

Reviewed: 29-04-19

Audiobook review. LOVED this story. Couldn’t have had a better introduction to a ‘new to me’ author. The tale was beautifully crafted with a plot that really held my attention consistently. At 5 hr 50 min it’s on the shorter side yet it manages to use the page/air space extremely well.

The main characters, Guy and Molly, were complex and flawed. They had huge hearts that were made for one another. I loved how they developed their feelings and that Guy especially didn’t play any emotional games. They had quite a few challenges to overcome and the journey was more than worth it.

I cried. I laughed. My heart was full. I cried again. I am looking forward to the next story even though I fully expect to bawl my eyes out. 😭

The narrators, Lacy Laurel and Jeremy York, did a wonderful job. The pace, tone, and pitch were on point. The voices matches and transitioned between genders well.

Complimentary copy received and voluntarily reviewed.

  • Fate and Kink: The Duology

  • By: Nikki Sex
  • Narrated by: Guillaume Dubois
  • Length: 20 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8

How far would you go to get something you really want? Emily Malone has had a lifelong crush on her brother’s best friend, Paul. Unfortunately, he just sees her as his friend's little sister. Desperate and infatuated, Emily resorts to lies and deception. She only needs one night with Paul, to finally get over this obsessive crush. But Fate has other ideas, and whether or not Emily knows it, everything happens for a reason....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listen in private! It will melt your undies!!

  • By 🎧Mandy🎧 Sawyer 🎧Audiobook 🎧Obsession🎧 Reviewer🎧 on 06-05-19

And Then Came Andre

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

Reviewed: 24-04-19

Audiobook review. When I first started this book, I wasn’t sure what to expect or even if it would be for me. The beginning depicted a heroine that appeared to be getting validation from how her lifelong crush, our hero, saw her physically. She made changes to herself to make herself more appealing to him. It involved some deception on her part and little regret for the effect of her actions.

As the story went along there was a lot of internalizing. The relationship between two perceived strangers moved rather quickly, evidenced by the introduction of “love” early on. Then we get introduced to Andre and my interest was peaked. The contrast offered by the more experienced man shed light into the personalities that had been crafted for the main characters. He was absolutely vital to the story. He was the catalyst for growth. The story fell into a steady flow from there on. Ultimately, Paul was a little self centered for my liking, his focus even in scenes was primarily on his pay off in my opinion but I liked Emily’s glimpses of strength and together they seemed to balance out.

The narrator had a French lilt when pronouncing words like “particularly”, “brittle”, and “regularly” but his English was otherwise clear. His French gave Andre an absolutely irresistible voice. It was spectacular 🔥. The pace was a bit on the slower side so the 2x speed really worked for me. He had a strong tone.

I am definitely interested in finding out more about Andre and what makes him tick.

Complimentary copy received and voluntarily reviewed.

  • Overture

  • By: Skye Warren
  • Narrated by: Teddy Hamilton, Grace Grant
  • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

The world knows Samantha Brooks as the violin prodigy. She guards her secret truth - the desire she harbors for her guardian. Liam North got custody of her six years ago. She's all grown up now, but he still treats her like a child. No matter how much he wants her. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Mari Garcia on 17-06-19

Making Beautiful Music Together

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

Reviewed: 16-04-19

Audiobook review. Samantha and Liam have feelings for one another but their unconventional relationship as guardian and ward make it a difficult situation to navigate. There’s a mystery surrounding how that circumstance came to be. The tension between the two is built up well.

The story is on the shorter side at 5.5 hours but the space/time is used well. The plot was interesting and kept me engaged with the right mix of suspense and tension. The secondary characters were used well to move the story forward. I can’t wait to read more about them.

The male narrator, Teddy Hamilton, did a great job with both the male and female prose. He transitioned well and the pace, tone, and pitch were consistent throughout. The female narrator, Grace Grant, did a good job with the female prose but wasn’t as strong with the male prose. She would slow down her pace significantly and made her words choppy. The effect was that it didn’t feel natural and stunted the flow of the story.

Complimentary copy received and voluntarily reviewed.

  • The Assist

  • Smart Jocks, Book 1
  • By: Rebecca Jenshak
  • Narrated by: Erin Mallon, Jason Clarke
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

What's the probability of insulting the one guy on campus I need to help me pass statistics? If I knew, I wouldn't be standing in front of Wes Reynolds begging him to tutor me. Basketball player, sexy, arrogant, always sleeping through class...these are the things I knew about him. What I didn't know is that he is a seriously smart jock.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • With ball in his sights, he never saw her coming

  • By Rotella Reads on 10-06-19

Best of Both Worlds

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

Reviewed: 16-04-19

Audiobook review. I really enjoyed listening to this book. Wes has the best of both worlds, the body and discipline of a jock and the intellect of a nerd. Blair messes up a few times in her quest to retain his help but eventually they find their way.

The plot deals with a topic that unfortunately is very real for many women and while I might have wanted Blair to handle differently, her reaction was probably closer to the general response. There was one scene with Wes that I wasn’t a fan of but it supported the very real concept that we are all human and make mistakes. The secondary characters left an impression and I have to know more. The prose was solid.

The narrators did a great job with the tone, pitch, and pace. They transitioned between gender prose well. Looking forward to the next book.

Complimentary copy received and voluntarily reviewed.