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  • One False Step: A Dark Mafia Erotic Billionaire Stepbrother Romance Story for Women

  • The Billionaires Mens Club Erotica Stories Series, Book 1
  • By: Charlotte Union, Theda Sinclair
  • Narrated by: Denise Black
  • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2

“We both wanted this Leigh,” McKale said, confusion clearly coloring his voice, “why are you shutting me out?” Leigh Pulson has spent the past three years away from home trying to escape the Coleman name. But when McKale Coleman arrives on her doorstep one evening, Leigh knows that her time of freedom is about to be cut short. Leigh has long since tried to suppress her scandalous attraction to the tall muscular handsome McKale…but the man himself holds no such illusions. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Erotica with a hint of corporate

  • By A D. on 11-12-18

Erotica with a hint of corporate

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

Reviewed: 11-12-18

This book is short and sexy. The two authors do not waste too much time on unnecessary dialog, explanation or events. The scenes almost hop from one sexual encounter to the next with a bit of explanation that leads the audience to the climax of the plot. To be fair the plot is good but very brief, a little to my disappointment. That said, the title does indicate this is erotica and it definitely delivers.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

  • Valley Fever

  • The Langthornes of Napa Valley, Book 1
  • By: Tessa Bowen
  • Narrated by: Logan McAllister
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

Shy and modest Lina Montez has been infatuated with Tobias Langthorne, heir to a Napa Valley land fortune, for as long as she can remember. Growing up alongside the intoxicatingly handsome bully on his family’s fabled vineyard and estate was an experience she will never forget. The young “lord of the manor” spent countless hours tormenting the housekeeper’s daughter as well as inspiring her budding sexual desire. Ten years later, Lina finds Tobias as provocative and dangerous as ever, and now Lina must battle her old playmate to save the land she loves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hot, hot.... did I mention HOT!

  • By A D. on 09-12-18

Hot, hot.... did I mention HOT!

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

Reviewed: 09-12-18

A fairly predictable plot except the hotness factor is ratcheted right up there with.... oooo la la!

Tobias Langthorne is as bad boy as they come. So much so, to begin with he did not endear himself to me. He is brash and cocky with a healthy dose of bully thrown in. And let us not mention the anger. Lina is the exact opposite. She is bookish, shy, understated and deeply in love with Tobias (as only a teenager can be).

This is a bad boy second chance romance so Lina, the housekeepers daughter, and Tobias, heir to Langthorne meet 15 years later when Tobias' father leaves them half of Langthorne each. A lot has happened in the interim but not a lot has changed between Tobias and Lina, as they soon discover. This time they have maturity and experience on their side as they work hard to keep Langthorne going while reconnecting as only adults can. Tobias continues to be brash and cocky with a suggestion of bully but as the story progresses he does endear himself to the reader.

I enjoyed Logan McAllister's narration of this book. He really draws the audience into the book.

Overall, hot and enjoyable!

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

  • Jaz

  • Stratham Shifters, Book 7
  • By: Sarah J. Stone
  • Narrated by: Connor Brown
  • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Libby can’t stand to watch her cousin let everything go, including his self-confidence. But when she stumbles upon a man near death, her priorities change as she realizes he is her mate. Libby will do anything to save him, even if it means betraying those close to her. She knows Fate wouldn’t be so cruel as to send her the other half of her soul, only to make her lose him. When the local tribe realizes the dragon they thought was dead is not only alive, but possessed by a demon who wants nothing more than to rip their world apart, they band together to send the demon back to hell.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Stratham Shifters... the plot thickens

  • By A D. on 06-12-18

Stratham Shifters... the plot thickens

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

Reviewed: 06-12-18

First off, while this book is theoretically stand-alone, it is probably best to read the books in the series in order. There are events that are mentioned in this book, that are best read to fully understand the overall series plot development.

While each audiobook is short, the overriding plot is quite complex. It has magic, mates, full blooded dragon shifters, half blooded dragon shifters, a dragon council that may be corrupt, wolf shifters, demons, dragon kings, and so on. Each book is building towards a war that is hinted at and Stratham appears to be the nexus.

In earlier audiobooks, Jaz was the enemy. He was sent by the dragon council to eliminate the dragons on Statham. The book starts with Libby, a wolf shifter and cousin to her pack's Alpha, finding Jaz almost dead. In that moment she realises two things, Jaz is surrounded by fading demon magic and he is her fated mate.

It takes weeks for Jaz to awaken but when he does there is a lot to do. Or perhaps undo is the correct word before Libby and Jaz can enjoy being mates. Jaz was the enemy and now he is the essential key to getting rid of the body-jumping demon on the loose.

This books is a quick and easy audiobook to listen to. Individually, the books are good but I think the real interesting part will be the overall plot and how that develops further. Sarah J. Stone liked to give her characters multi-dimensional hurdles to overcome. The issues are personal and they affect the growing paranormal community but most importantly they actually strengthen rather than weaken the characters.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

  • The Beast's Baby

  • By: N. Alleman, J. Chase
  • Narrated by: Holly Holt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

Axel: When I left home to follow my dream of becoming a boxer, I was too young and stupid to know what I was leaving behind. These days I fill my world with the blood and sweat of a violent profession and the meaningless sexual conquests that come with it. A futile attempt to erase from my mind the only woman I’ve ever loved. Since I can’t let her go, I have no choice but to win her back. Olive: I’ve loved Axel my entire life. The boy next door. We didn’t talk about the attraction building between us, until one fateful night those sparks finally burst into flames.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A sweet, modern first-love, second-change romance

  • By A D. on 03-12-18

A sweet, modern first-love, second-change romance

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

Reviewed: 03-12-18

Olive and Axel were each other's childhood best friend, first love and biggest heartbreak. Axel leaves Olive behind to pursue his boxing career without realising he was leaving more than his heart behind.

Years later their paths cross and a second chance presents itself. Only Olive has a child and it is only a couple days before she is due to get married.

This romance is full of chemistry, emotion and the angst of transitioning young love to something more mature and sustaining. The couple have a lot to work through but there is no denying the explosive sexual attraction.

Overall this story is both sweet and sexy. It is a modern love story between a gorgeous alpha male and a nerdy girl next door. Quite literally!

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

  • Hating My New Boss

  • By: B. B. Hamel
  • Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
  • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Justin Hayes was my best friend up until the day he broke my heart and disappeared. When I find out he’s my new boss, I’m about to leave with my middle fingers held high. Instead, I stop dead in my tracks as soon as he steps into my office. Justin’s all grown up, and he’s even more gorgeous than I remembered. He was always handsome, but now he’s the kind of man I really want to...get to know.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good narration

  • By Fanni Ann on 15-10-18

A sexy modern romance

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

Reviewed: 30-11-18

This is a pretty typical modern-day romance with a few unusual twists. There are moments when the audience expect the story to go in one direction and it surprises them by progressing in a completely different way.

Remy and Justin meet when Remy's mentor at the advertising agency looses her job to Justin. It should have been Remy filling those shoes. To make matters worse Remy already hates Justin. They have history. They also have a new client that expect them to collaborate on her account.

There are layers to this book that give the story depth. It isn't a simple matter of addressing their instant chemistry. There is so much more to address before they can even begin to consider their HEA.

Overall, the audiobook is easy and fun to listen to. Meghan Kelly gives a good performance when breathing voice into these characters.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

  • Hand of Miriam

  • A Bayla and the Golem Novel, Volume 1
  • By: Eva Gordon
  • Narrated by: Doro Jillings
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

On an archaeological expedition, Bayla Gideon, is widowed by a supernatural force and branded with the Hand of Miriam or "knowing eye". Threatened by evil, she awakens the golem - a mythical man of clay who protected the Jewish community more than three centuries ago. The golem, Gesher, is surprised. Freedom - by a beautiful, enchanting woman. His desire is to return to the celestial spheres and regain his status as an avenging angel. Yet Bayla challenges his mind, body, and soul. Would he risk his return to the heavens for her?  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best of Steampunk,Paranormal,Adventure & Romance!

  • By A D. on 29-11-18

Best of Steampunk,Paranormal,Adventure & Romance!

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

Reviewed: 29-11-18

Eva Gordon is a fabulous storyteller. She creates plots that are multidimensional and complex. This book is no different. It is my first Victorian steampunk book and I think I may be hooked to the genre.

At the start of the book, Bayla is an unconventional Jewish women with a deep interest in archaeology. She and her husband are on an expedition when she finds an amulet of the Hand of Miriam which fuses to her palm. Shortly after she, her husband, their colleagues are attacked by some sort of phenomenon and she finds herself a widow.

By fusing to Bayla, the Hand of Miriam gifts her with the ability to hear the evil intentions and thoughts of others. She can also easily identify non-humans. She initially helps the London police in capturing criminal until the criminals start targeting her.

Her husband left her a significant collection of archaeological finds, including a box that is the key to awaken a golem, a protective creature made of clay. Over the millennia, this golem has been woken to protect the Jewish people from persecution, etc. Now he must protect Bayla. And who is the Golem? He is Gesher, a fallen avenging angel who has to live out his sentence as a golem until his master or mistress gives him permission to break the box that confines him. Bayla grants him his freedom and their adventure begins.

This book is filled with immortals, angels, demons, wraiths, vampires, werewolves, secret societies and more. At no point is the listener given the chance to be bored. The plots momentum builds to an astounding crescendo, leaving me gasping for more. Luckily, while this book appears to be stand-alone (without a cliffhanger), it is, in fact, only the beginning of the series (Yeah!!!)

Doro Jillings does an incredible job of narrating this book. She really breathes life into the story, giving Gesher a larger than life voice to match his larger than life personality, and Bayla her strong, educated Victorian woman lilt.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

  • A Touch of Fate: Fated for Curves - Book One (Magic, New Mexico 16)

  • By: Aidy Award
  • Narrated by: Gwen Cross
  • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Kady Ayininkizi, your anything but average curvy geek girl, has isolated herself in her brand-new tiny house in the mountains because she’s tired of being bullied by the alphaholes of the world. The spaceship that crashes in her backyard brings the first alien she’s ever encountered - make that the sexiest alien ever. When he insists she help him get to some weird place called Magic, New Mexico, she is determined to outwit the men in black in spite of the growing attraction that she knows will never come to fruition.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My first shape-shifter romance and I loved it!

  • By P. Kavanagh on 12-12-18

Sexy, Fast-paced and a little bit weird

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

Reviewed: 26-11-18

Honestly, this book starts off running. Or perhaps crashing is the right word. Alien Bear Shifter Star Ranger Black literally crashes into Kady's backyard. Aside from the instant attaction that comes with being fated mates, they almost instantly have to rely on each other to get away from the authorities. On the run from them, Kady and Black find themselves running from the spectral soul stealers as well. In fact most of the book swings between their intense sexual attraction and their intense battle with their enemies. They slip down the proverbial rabbit hole into a world filled with paranormal beings, including witches, gnomes and much more.

It is an interesting start to the series. It definitely keeps the listener busy with a rapidly developing plot. Overall the story is a bit weird but definitely fun!

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

  • The Redemption of a Rogue

  • Dark Regency, Book 2
  • By: Chasity Bowlin
  • Narrated by: Lillian Yves
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

Lord Michael Sutherland, Viscount Ellersleigh, is infamous among the ton for his powers of seduction and his prowess as a lover. Running from his own ennui and a lover who fancies herself his future wife, Michael retreats to the country and a crumbling, haunted castle won in a game of chance...a castle occupied by an innocent and oh-so-tempting young woman, Miss Abbigail Barrows. But country life proves to be anything but quiet. At a debauched house party, Michael finds himself confronted with an unfortunate quandary: Marry Abbigail, an innocent, or hang for murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dark, Rich, Sultry, Suspenseful Regency Romance!

  • By A D. on 26-11-18

Dark, Rich, Sultry, Suspenseful Regency Romance!

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

Reviewed: 26-11-18

So far the Dark Regency series has achieved a near perfect score for providing sexy, passionate, suspenseful, romantic, Regency entertainment. All neatly tempered with a hint of the supernatural.

Abbie and Michael's meeting and subsequent marriage has plenty of potential to fail. Abbie is a virginal, country girl with a jaded impression of men. Michael is a rake, bored out of his mind with his usual pursuits. Having to choose between sending Michael to the gallows or getting married, the two opt for the latter. And, of course, the plot thickens, as does the chemistry between the two, and the story gets darker. Between disappearing girls, erotic artefacts, rituals in the night, a resident ghost, Abbie and Michael haven't a moment to get regret their union.

Chastity Bowlin has written and Lillian Yves has narrated a decadent and dark Regency romance. If this is your preferred genre, you aren't going to want to miss this series!

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

  • The Haunting of a Duke

  • Dark Regency, Volume 1
  • By: Chasity Bowlin
  • Narrated by: Lillian Yves
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Communing with spirits has been both gift and curse to Emme Walters. Now it's made her a killer's target. Emme knows why the Dowager Duchess of Briarleigh invited her to a house party--to investigate whether the duke, Rhys Brammel, murdered his wife years ago. But Emme never imagined she would fall in love with the brooding duke. Branded by society as a possible killer, Rhys is suspicious of Emme and her alleged "gift." Then a late night encounter creates awareness of her other, more attractive, aspects. When Emme's life is threatened, Rhys becomes her protector. Emme and Rhys find passion and peril as they join forces to solve the mysteries at Briarleigh. She made him believe in spirits, but can she make him believe in love?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb story, narration hard at first

  • By Charlotte on 06-12-18

Dark and Sensual Regency Romance at its Best!

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

Reviewed: 20-11-18

Emme's gift of being able to commune with spirits has her invited to the Duke of Briarleigh's house party. The Duke's mother hoped to uncover the truth about his wife's demise. While Emme sleeps, the spirits force her body to wander the halls to uncover clues and she comes across the sceptical Duke on one such occasion. Of course he wouldn't believe in her gift and she doesn't want to share the truth with him because he unnerved her and sets her heart beating.

What starts as a rumoured suicide quickly turns into not one but two murders. Emma's encounters with the spirits become more frequent, divulging clues to solve the mysteries. The Duke and Emme's attraction grows and the plot thickens.

This audiobook is thoroughly gripping and enjoyable. It is dark and mysterious with a healthy dose of sensuality thrown in. Regency romance at its best!

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

  • Tell It Like It Is

  • The Northstar Security Series, Book 5
  • By: Stanalei Fletcher
  • Narrated by: Charles Henderson Norman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

When Northstar Security agent Justine Shelby is assigned to protect world-famous author Rosalee Kane, the last thing she wants is help from the author’s nephew, prickly but attractive FBI Special Agent Nelson Kane. Shelby is used to depending on herself and is content to work alone, but Rosalee and Kane make Shelby wish for something more. Of course, he may never forgive her if the assignment isn’t successful, and the threats are escalating.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Romantic suspense all the way!

  • By A D. on 20-11-18

Romantic suspense all the way!

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

Reviewed: 20-11-18

Honestly, there isn't much that is unique about the plot, but the supporting characters bring a lot to the story. Justine Shelby and Nelson Kane have an instant attraction that manifests itself with a healthy dose of professional distrust. Justine is protecting Rosalee, Nelson's aunt. Nelson, being an FBI agent, doesn't think she is capable. They struggle between their attraction, Rosalee's interferences, and their focus on the job. But you can always count on Northstar Security to protect their principle, capture the bad guys and walk away with their love interest.

I enjoyed this audiobook. Despite the predictability of the plot, there are plenty of surprises in the book. Overall the series delivers romance with plenty of suspense.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.