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  • Born to be Bound

  • Alpha's Claim, Book 1
  • By: Addison Cain
  • Narrated by: Logan McAllister
  • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Surrender is not survival. Claire is desperate. Her once-thriving city lies in ruins. The strongest of the three human dynamics, Alphas, have grown feral. Common Betas circle like vultures. The lowest in the hierarchy, rare and weak, Omegas like Claire, are being destroyed. Sheltering amidst a dwindling enclave of frightened Omega women, Claire cannot provide enough to feed them all; her friends are starving. All due to one escaped convict's violent rise to power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastically dark!

  • By Mandy Sawyer on 17-01-19

Fantastically dark!

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

Reviewed: 17-01-19

Wow, what a ride. I loved this book. The dynamic between Alpha and Omega is brilliant. This will have you squirming in your seat! Written well and a great performance from Logan.

  • The Demon Duchess

  • An Aristocrat Falls for a Cowboy Second Chance Romance (The Demon Duchess Series, Book 2)
  • By: Tessa Bowen
  • Narrated by: Virginia Ferguson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

Abigail Sutton does not take kindly to being dumped. Desperation leads her to seek comfort in the arms of her surly horse trainer, Jack Johnson from America. A night of fleeting passion results in a life-altering “predicament”. Now, the baroness finds herself fighting for the attentions of an entirely different sort of man - a man who is much more than he seems - a man who might just offer her the family she’s never had. That is, if she can prove to him she is not just a pampered pain in the ass. Her pursuit of the handsome but stubborn drifter lands the baroness in Montana.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really enjoyable

  • By Mandy Sawyer on 16-01-19

Really enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 16-01-19

I really enjoyed this book. I feel this book was more enjoyable as I had already met the characters in book 1 and felt like I knew them already. They have great quirks that will have you laughing!

  • Island Captive

  • A Dark Romance
  • By: Jane Henry
  • Narrated by: D.C. Cole
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

I was hired to apprehend a monster - a dom who'd been sentenced to life for killing his submissive. I've seen what he's capable of, and the images will haunt me forever. I swore I'd stop at nothing to put him behind bars. But then our plane back to the States crashes. We are the only two survivors. And the monster will make me wish I'd died along with the rest of them....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great dark read/listen

  • By Mandy Sawyer on 13-01-19

Great dark read/listen

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

Reviewed: 13-01-19

This is exactly what I needed!
Absolutely brilliant. Very well written, great characters and so so brutal. Loved every minute of this storyline. Well done.

  • The Devil Duke

  • The Demon Duchess Series, Book 1
  • By: Tessa Bowen
  • Narrated by: Virginia Ferguson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Fainting in the notorious nobleman’s arms is the smartest move the self-proclaimed spazz ever made. Now her picture decorates every gossip rag in Britain, and the public wants to know who the Devil Duke’s new squeeze is. Offered a sizable sum, Izzy De Luca travels to England where she will pose as the Duke of Devoy’s new bride. It seems the rake’s reputation needs some rehabilitation, and the fresh-faced orphan is just the girl to brighten his tarnished image.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great chemistry

  • By Mandy Sawyer on 12-01-19

Great chemistry

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

Reviewed: 12-01-19

I really enjoyed the chemistry between the characters in this book. I did get a little frustrated with the portrayal of the English leading man but soon realised that this is his personality rather than what the author thinks English people are like!

  • Blood Lust: A Reverse Harem Paranormal Romance

  • Devil's Gate Series, Book 1
  • By: Grace White
  • Narrated by: Sarah Puckett
  • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Life in Devil's Gate is hell on earth. With no Regent to maintain order between the species, humans live in fear of what lurks in the shadows while the vampires, wolves, and fae that inhabit Devil's Gate battle for territory and power. And 19-year-old Estelle Cotillard is caught up in the middle. Harboring a dark secret, Estelle tries to stay out of trouble, but when vampire Gage Coreil starts showing up insisting she needs protection, she has to decide: stay in the shadows or become who she was always supposed to be.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By Willow Star Serenity on 14-01-19

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 11-01-19

I’m not sure I can do this book justice in my review. It’s non stop action from start to finish. Fantastic storyline. Sarah, you are brilliant, you bring these characters to life so well. I highly recommend this book to all.

  • Counting on You

  • Amarillo Sour, Book 1
  • By: Laura Chapman
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Hansen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2

Math teacher Haleigh Parde has no desire to change her single status until she receives an invitation to her high school reunion. With her ex spreading rumors, she needs a date and fast. Haleigh finds herself meeting a blind date at a neighborhood bar called Amarillo Sour. After watching Haleigh crash and burn, app developer Ian Henning makes her a proposition. If she'll provide honest feedback on his new dating app, he'll guarantee her a date to knock the socks off her former classmates.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Wonderful & Sweet Story! Great Listen🎧

  • By Bette H on 12-01-19

Good storyline

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

Reviewed: 11-01-19

This is a good feeling read/listen. Funny in a lot of places and a good reflection on modern day dating!
Rebecca does a top job in her narration of this book.

  • Mountain Man Daddy's Christmas Surprise

  • By: Kara Kelley
  • Narrated by: Tor Thom, Charley Ongel
  • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Tis the season, and Mountain Man Daddy has a lot to do to surprise his little wife, Avery, with his change of heart about Christmas, but Rocky, their pet bear, is acting strange and refuses to leave Avery’s side. Mountain Man Daddy, a former Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer, suspects it’s one of his past arrests lurking, and he’s more protective and dominant than ever. But when Avery finds out the real reason for Rocky’s guardian act, she and her spunky senior-citizen neighbour, Annie, set out to plan a surprise of their own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow so so hot!

  • By Mandy Sawyer on 11-01-19

Wow so so hot!

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

Reviewed: 11-01-19

You will need to listen to this book in private, it’s so damn hot it will have you squirming! Lol great short read/listen to get you into the spirit of Christmas. I really enjoyed it. Charley and Tor are an awesome duo. They just work so well together.

  • Love and Giraffes

  • A Contemporary Romance
  • By: Jaime W Powell
  • Narrated by: Keira Stevens
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Quinn established her place in the world by doing everything by the book. She married young, had a beautiful daughter, and excelled at her career. But what she didn't count on was a cheating husband, a nasty divorce, and being left on her own for the first time in her life. Brett, on the other hand, has the world by the tail with his perfect bachelor's life after a quickie divorce leaves him single once more. When a chance encounter leaves both divorcees needing one another, they agree on a sexy deal that takes them all the way to Malibu.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Real Struggles

  • By Shoe Monger on 14-01-19

Fantastic feel good read/listen

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

Reviewed: 11-01-19

This has such a sweet storyline, well in this day and age!! A great way to fall in love, this book has all the feels and more. Well done Jamie your writing is great. Also great narration from Keira.

  • Daughter of Hades: A Reverse Harem Romance

  • Cerberus Series, Book 2
  • By: Helen Scott
  • Narrated by: Troy Duran, Cassandra Myles
  • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Poppy never thought her life would get this crazy. Sexy hellhound guards and being the future queen of the Underworld? She had been happy being a waitress and a freelance graphic designer in Chicago, hadn't she? What she was doesn't matter, that life is long gone now. Before she can travel to the Underworld, she needs to find three judges that will preside over the souls of the dead. But who are they? Where are they? And how the hell is she supposed to find them? As she battles agents of Hel at every turn and is confronted with mysterious new enemy Poppy is decidedly on edge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So so good

  • By Mandy Sawyer on 09-01-19

So so good

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

Reviewed: 09-01-19

This storyline is so good. I can’t wait to see what happens next! This is such a great spin on this legend. Great narration.

  • Paper Lipstick

  • By: Kelsey Elise Sparrow
  • Narrated by: Nicole Rene
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

Max (Rebecca Robbins) I'm a bad ass bitch. It's a truth of mine. I live it and breathe that shit. No, I'm not conceited or full of myself. It's just something I've discovered over the years. I'm damn good by myself, always have been, always will. What I didn't know is I can be improved upon. Enter the equally bad ass and hella charismatic Deckard Camden. Who, the hell, told him to be this jaw-droppingly gorgeous, mountain of a man, in comparison to my little self, projecting a wall of defense that rivals my own?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great read/listen

  • By Mandy Sawyer on 09-01-19

Great read/listen

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

Reviewed: 09-01-19

I really enjoyed this book. Lots of action and characters that will have you wanting more. I could quite easily listen to more from all these characters and I hope I will. Great performance from Nicole.