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  • Lake + Manning

  • Something in the Way, Book 4
  • By: Jessica Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

Manning and I have what happily ever after is made of.... A home he built us on the unshakable foundation we fought for. A life of laughter carved out of heartache and betrayal. A love story to stand the test of time. But between a trust that can’t be broken, joy that can’t be bridled, and passion that would scorch the sun, the empty spaces are becoming more and more difficult to ignore.... Fears that keep Manning up at night as he slips from our bed. Our complicated relationship with a man he respects, and one I don't know how to forgive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A brilliant ending to a brilliant series!

  • By Jill Kirtley on 21-10-18

A brilliant ending to a brilliant series!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-10-18

Lake + Manning is the last book in the Something In The Way series by Jessica Hawkins and it's a brilliant ending to what has been a brilliant series. Andi Arndt was an amazing narrator. I absolutely recommend it!

  • Move the Stars

  • Something in the Way, Volume 3
  • By: Jessica Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13

It was a hot summer day when I met him on the construction site next to my parents' house. If I'd known then what I do now, would I have kept on walking? Manning was older, darker, experienced--and I'd trusted him when he said the story would only ever be about us. I'd held those words close and challenged fate, but I had lost. A part of me is still that sixteen-year-old girl squinting up at Manning, but no matter how far I fall or high I soar, I'll always be a bird without her bear and nothing without him. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OH BOY!!

  • By L Hayes on 09-02-18

Fantastic series!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-10-18

Move The Stars is book 3 in the brilliant Something In The Way series by the very talented Jessica Hawkins. Fab narration from Andi Arndt and Zachary Webber. It's an absolute heart breaking must read!

  • Somebody Else's Sky

  • Something in the Way, Book 2
  • By: Jessica Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Zachary Webber
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14

If I closed my eyes, I could still see them - all blonde sunshine, ocean-blue eyes, and long limbs. The glint of Lake's gold bracelet. Pink cotton candy on Tiffany's tongue. My scenery may have changed from heaven to hell, but some things never would: my struggle to do right by both sisters. To let Lake soar. To lift Tiffany up. The sacrifices I made for them, I made willingly. A better man would've walked away by now, but I never claimed to be any good. I only promised myself I'd keep enough distance. If I'd learned one thing from my past, it was that love came in different forms. You could love passionately, hurt deep, die young. Or you could provide the kind of firm, steady support someone else could lean on.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant series!

  • By Jill Kirtley on 21-10-18

Brilliant series!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-10-18

A heart breaking and beautiful read. Somebody Else's Sky is book 2 in the brilliant Something In The Way series by Jessica Hawkins. Andi Arndt and Zachary Webber do an amazing job bringing the characters to life. I absolutely recommend!

  • Something in the Way

  • Something in the Way Series, Volume 1
  • By: Jessica Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Zachary Webber
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

It was a hot summer day when I met him on the construction site next to my parents' house. Under the sweat and dirt, Manning Sutter was as handsome as the sun was bright. He was older, darker, experienced. I wore a smiley-face t-shirt and had never even been kissed. I was too young, he said. I would wait. But I'd learn that no matter what you achieve in life, it means nothing if you suffer the heartbreak that comes with falling for someone you can never have. Because even though I saw Manning first, that didn't matter. My older sister saw him next.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Volume 1

  • By med c on 20-11-17

Fantastic!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-10-18

Something In The Way is book 1 of the Something In The Way series by Jessica Hawkins and it's brilliant. It's a heart breaking epic love story and an absolute must read. Andi Arndt and Zachary Webber bring this amazing story to life beautifully.

  • BRUTE

  • By: SC Daiko
  • Narrated by: Hugo Wylde, Hannah Martin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

He possesses me, controls me, pushes me to the edge, and I keep coming back for more. Daniel Collins. Single Dad. My neighbor. He's the rudest man I've ever met. Cold. Arrogant. Reclusive. He's so volatile everyone calls him the Brute. I should stay away from him, but the heart wants what it wants.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story.

  • By Jill Kirtley on 11-10-18

Good story.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-10-18

I really liked the story even though the accents where a tad dodgy at times.

  • A Love So Deep

  • To the Bone, Book 3
  • By: Lili Valente
  • Narrated by: Lance Greenfield, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

What we have is sacred, a bond forged by pain and pleasure, suffering and passion, and Gabe is right - nothing will tear us apart again. This is forever, for keeps, for the rest of our lives, no matter what the future holds. We just have to outsmart the powerful people determined to keep us apart. I'm prepared to fight our enemies, but I'm not prepared for him. For a monster wearing a friendly face, or the nightmare he's determined to unleash.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant series!

  • By Jill Kirtley on 03-10-18

Brilliant series!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-10-18

A Love So Deep is the final part of the brilliant To The Bone trilogy. Great narrators. I highly recommend.

  • A Love So Dangerous

  • To the Bone, Book 1
  • By: Lili Valente
  • Narrated by: Lance Greenfield, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

I've got a big c*ck, a bigger bank account, and zero interest in happily ever after. I just want to feel alive, to look into a woman's eyes and see something that's going to keep my mind off all the shit I refuse to think about for an hour or two. And then I meet her, a good girl with a body made for sin and ugly problems only a bad man can fix.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fantastic series!

  • By Jill Kirtley on 03-10-18

A fantastic series!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-10-18

A Love So Dangerous is #1 of 3 in the exciting and thrilling To The Bone series. Great narrators!

  • A Love So Deadly

  • To the Bone, Book 2
  • By: Lili Valente
  • Narrated by: Lance Greenfield, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

Caitlin is everything I never knew I needed. But I'm not just bad for her - I'm toxic. If I stay, I'll destroy her, but I can't keep my hands to myself. I keep reaching for the only good thing left in the world, but I don't know how much longer I can hold on. Especially when a monster lurks in the darkness, waiting for me to drop my guard so he can take what's mine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fantastic series!

  • By Jill Kirtley on 03-10-18

A fantastic series!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-10-18

A brilliant storyline that's exciting, thrilling, sexy and heart breaking. The narrators did a great job of bringing the characters to life.

  • Trust

  • By: Jana Aston
  • Narrated by: Lance Greenfield, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Hi, I'm Chloe Scott. The most awkward single girl in the city. But I'm going to get it together. I am. I'm going to learn how to date like a grown up. I'm going to have an orgasm not given to myself. I'm going to fall in love and live happily ever after. Right after I get out of this interrogation room.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun and fabulous!

  • By Jill Kirtley on 22-09-18

Fun and fabulous!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-09-18

Trust is a fabulously fun read by Jana Aston. I read the book a few years ago and loved it, but the audio version brings the characters to life thanks to the excellent narrators. I highly recommend it you won't be disappointed!

  • Right

  • By: Jana Aston
  • Narrated by: Erin Mallon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 22

My childhood was perfect. I've led a charmed life, and I'm not going to blow it now by picking the wrong guy. I've got my sights set on my brother's best friend. He's known my family for years. He's reliable and kind and handsome. Sure, he's been avoiding me since I was six. I'm a bit aggressive for him, maybe. But he's the one...right?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • just great

  • By Amazon Customer on 20-01-17

Fabulous!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-09-18

I read this book when it first came out and I loved it! Dare I say that the audio version is even better as Erin Mallon brought the characters to life, especially Everly. It's funny and sexy with a bit of angst. You won't want to miss it!