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  • The Hookup

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Lance Greenfield, Stella Bloom
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

When the new girl in town, Eliza "Izzy" Forrester, decides to hit the local drinking hole, she's not ready to meet the town's good, solid guy. She's definitely not prepared to engage in her very first hookup with him. Then Izzy wakes up the next morning in Johnny Gamble's bed, and good girl Izzy finds she likes being bad for Johnny. Even so, Izzy feels Johnny holding her at arm's length. He's in love with someone else. Someone who left him and did it leaving him broken.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Throughly enjoyable

  • By Yvonne on 02-01-18

Disappointing, disengaging and went on for far too long!

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

Reviewed: 12-07-18

Getting to the end of this book was a real chore! Lance Greenfield’s narration just didn’t seem to work for me, his tone was that of a suspense book, with every sentence feeling like he was narrating some kind of very important scene where he felt the need to emphasise far too much. Johnny was not my cup of tea, and interestingly I found myself liking the supporting characters more than the main two. I will not be recommending this book to any of my friends and am just glad I made it to the end.

  • The Fall

  • The Reluctant Romantics, Book 1
  • By: Kate Stewart
  • Narrated by: Tracy Marks
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 2

He was the beginning of my heart...and the end of it. I was only 15 years old when he claimed it and 20 when he took it with him. They say what is meant to be will find a way. But when you have changed to the point of no return, how can anything ever be the same? Seven years later, Dean Martin waltzed back into my life in hopes of resuming what I had fought so hard to forget, but he was in for a wake-up call. I was no longer the naïve woman he had left...and I was no longer his.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Started well, but teetered away

  • By Ami-Lou on 21-11-17

Started well, but teetered away

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

Reviewed: 21-11-17

Allas and Dean, who sparked a teenage romance, which due to complications meant a separation of years before they found each other again and the spark rekindled. The idea isn’t a new one, people finding each other again, but the book just seemed to drag on for me. I kind of liked them at the beginning, but by the end of the book I was throughly bored of them and wanted it to be the end. I’d lost the passion for them both, so that they just became irritating! Dallas’s constant reference to her vagina was also a little bit crass, losing some of the sensuality of the book for me. I won’t be reading the next in series. This book is about a couple, d

  • Hollywood Scandal

  • By: Louise Bay
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Sebastian York
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

As one of Hollywood's A-listers, I have the movie industry in the palm of my hand. But if I'm going to stay at the top, my playboy image needs an overhaul. No more tabloid headlines. No more parties. And absolutely no more one-night stands. Filming for my latest blockbuster takes place on the coast of Maine, and I'm determined to stay out of trouble. But trouble finds me when I run into Lana Kelly.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Never fails

  • By Al on 29-09-17

Misleading title

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

Reviewed: 24-09-17

I’m a huge Louise Bay fan, but found this book lacking. There’s not enough scandal to justify the title, I’d have been interested to read about Matt’s past some more before meeting Lana. It’s a sweet book, but it lacked any grit for me.

  • Park Avenue Prince

  • By: Louise Bay
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68

I've made every one of my billions of dollars myself - I'm calculating, astute and the best at what I do. It takes drive and dedication to build what I have. And it leaves no time for love or girlfriends or relationships. But don't get me wrong, I'm not a monk. I understand the attention and focus it takes to seduce a beautiful woman. They're the same skills I use to close business deals. But one night is where it begins and ends. I'm not the guy who sends flowers. I'm not the guy who calls the next day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A modern day fairytale

  • By LilleyLoohLah on 16-02-17

Romance in Park Avenue

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

Reviewed: 17-06-17

This is a love at first sight book. It's cute, and whilst the characters are perfectly nice, they lack a bit of grit. Grace, the Park Avenue Princess, bewitches Sam, the man who apparently cannot fall in love. Their lives become interwoven and romance blossoms. It's a nice book, but I think Louise Bay has written better male leads.

  • Slip of the Tongue

  • By: Jessica Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
  • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Sadie Hunt isn't perfect - but her husband is. Nathan Hunt has her coffee waiting every morning. He holds her hand until the last second. He worships the Manhattan sidewalk she walks on. Until one day, he just...stops. And Sadie finds herself in the last place she ever expected to be: lonely in her marriage. When rugged and sexy Finn Cohen moves into the apartment across the hall, he and Sadie share an immediate spark. Finn reveals dreams for a different life. Sadie wants to save her marriage. Their secrets should keep them apart, not ignite a blistering affair.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The not so pretty side of love

  • By Ami-Lou on 03-06-17

The not so pretty side of love

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

Reviewed: 03-06-17

I loved this book because it was real. It showed love in all its forms, some not very pretty. It narrated the tale of a woman unhappy in her marriage, detailing her emotions and how someone else provided comfort when her husband did not. This book is gritty, sexy, sad. It's real life, not perfect and bittersweet. I get the ending, I do, but without wanting to spoil it, I wish it ended differently.

  • Bossman

  • By: Vi Keeland
  • Narrated by: Joe Arden, Maxine Mitchell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

The first time I met Chase Parker, I didn't exactly make a good impression. I was hiding in the bathroom hallway of a restaurant, leaving a message for my best friend to save me from my awful date. He overheard and told me I was a bitch, then proceeded to offer me some dating advice. So I told him to mind his own damn business and went back to my miserable date. I couldn't help but sneak hidden glances at the condescending jerk on the other side of the room. Of course, he caught me on more than one occasion, and winked.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A wonderful story

  • By CRYSTAL CLEAR on 25-09-16

Want a hot office romance, look no further!

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

Reviewed: 15-05-17

The whole sleeping with the boss concept is nothing new, but the story of Reese and Chase is simply adorable. From the very first moment they meet in a restaurant, both on separate dates, the sparks are there, and they only intensify when they start working together. Chase Parker is arrogant, funny, sensitive, gorgeous, but has his own baggage to deal with; Reese is smart, completely likeable, vulnerable, and completely falls under Chase's spell. This is just a lovely read, one of those books that just warms the heart.

  • The Contract

  • By: Melanie Moreland
  • Narrated by: John Lane, Tatiana Sokolov
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 101

A tyrant by day, a playboy by night. That's the reputation that precedes Richard VanRyan. He lives life the way he wants, no concern for the opinion of others. He cares for no one, is completely unrepentant, and has no desire to change his ways. Katharine Elliott works under Richard as his PA. She despises him and his questionable ethics, but endures all the garbage he sends her way, because she needs the job.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved the book, but loved the audio more!

  • By Lo on 17-01-17

Easy to read, but easy to put down as well

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

Reviewed: 08-05-17

The Contract is one of those books that doesn't take much attention to read. It's story is simple, and the characters aren't that complex either. Richard VanRyan, tyrant and playboy, entices his PA to fake being his wife so that he can land a job. What starts out as a simple business arrangement turns into something else for them both. The plot is predictable, but likeable, but there is a certain sexiness that is missing for me. It's all very sweet, but lacks passion.

  • Tormentor Mine

  • By: Anna Zaires
  • Narrated by: Tracy Marks, Sebastian York
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

A new dark romance from New York Times best-seller Anna Zaires. He came to me in the night, a cruel, darkly handsome stranger from the most dangerous corners of Russia. He tormented me and destroyed me, ripping apart my world in his quest for vengeance. Now he's back, but he's no longer after my secrets. The man who stars in my nightmares wants me.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Obsessively Addictive

  • By LilleyLoohLah on 16-11-17

Sebastian York is the highlight

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

Reviewed: 15-04-17

Anna Zaires is the queen at writing dark romance. Twist me was the first book I had read of hers, and whilst utterly disturbing and like nothing I had ever read before, she hooked me. Lucas Kent from the Capture Me trilogy is one of my favourite book boyfriends. Sebastian york as the male narrator for this book lured me, he is awesome and Tormentor mine is no exception! If you like Anna's work then definitely give this a read. I'm not going to lie, I didn't feel this was the most powerful of love story, but it is a good book nonetheless.

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  • Managing the Bosses Box Set #1-3: Billionaire Romance

  • By: Lexy Timms
  • Narrated by: Hannah Pralle
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 80

Jamie Connors has given up on finding a man. Despite being smart, pretty, and just slightly overweight, she's a magnet for the kind of guys that don't stay around. Her sister's wedding is at the foreground of the family's attention. Jamie would be fine with it if her sister wasn't pressuring her to lose weight so she'll fit in the maid of honor dress, her mother would get off her case, and her ex-boyfriend wasn't about to become her brother-in-law. Determined to step out on her own, she accepts a PA position from billionaire Alex Reid....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Managing The Bore!

  • By Ami-Lou on 16-03-17

Managing The Bore!

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

Reviewed: 16-03-17

I've read a fair few of these billionaire romances, the plots are simple, and generally I find them to be a comforting read. The problem with this trilogy is I found both characters unlikeable. There's talk of the boss being dominant, a real strong character, that wasn't how he translated to me. I didn't find him attractive, hence the entire plot was lost on me. The female protagonist was also rather irritating, I was bored by the weight references, Lose weight, whatever, it just felt like she never really had a huge weight problem and lost a few pounds. Weight is something women can preoccupy themselves with, I get that, but I think the subject could have been handled better. All in all I found the characters shallow. I fell asleep twenty minutes before the end and don't have the inclination to go back to see how it ended.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Empire State Series

  • A Week in New York, Autumn in London, New Year in Manhattan
  • By: Louise Bay
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92

Anna Kirby is sick of dating. She's tired of heartbreak. Despite being smart, sexy, and funny, she's a magnet for men who don't deserve her. A week's vacation in New York is the ultimate distraction from her most recent break-up, as well as a great place to meet a stranger and have some summer fun. But to protect her still-bruised heart, fun comes with rules. There will be no sharing stories, no swapping numbers, and no real names. Just one night of uncomplicated fun.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Empire State Series

  • By Mrs. C. Hunt on 26-08-18

5 stars isn't enough for this captivating romance

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

Reviewed: 09-01-17

If you like reading a sexy, seductive, mesmerising romance then this is the book for you. The plot is simple, what starts out as a one night stand transitions into something so much more. It's a series full of desire, passion, lust, love. Anna and Ethan are adorable, beautiful, wonderful protagonists and once I started listening I could not stop, I was all consumed by their world. Both narrators were amazing. Love, love, love this book and now feeling quite desolate without it!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful