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Mrs. S. A. Lynch

Leeds West Yorkshire, UK
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  • Cross Breed

  • A Novel of the Breeds, Book 32
  • By: Lora Leigh
  • Narrated by: Brianna Bronte
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

The Breeds are humans altered before conception with the DNA of the predators of Earth. But although they all carry the genetic material of beasts within them, Cassandra Sinclair stands apart. A unique mix of wolf, coyote, and human, she is revered by many - but preyed upon by others. She is fiercely protected by her community, but no one manages to stop her when she slips away one day to offer her body in exchange for her sister’s safety.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a really good read well up to standard.

  • By Mrs. S. A. Lynch on 02-10-18

a really good read well up to standard.

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

Reviewed: 02-10-18

I thoroughly enjoyed this book from beginning to end it was a really good story well written. I have enjoyed the whole breeds series and eagerly look forward to the next book coming out as always. The narrator Brianna Bronte has narrated all the books I have listened to so far in this series and she has become for me the voice of the breeds. For me this is the best series by this author.

  • Her Last Word

  • By: Mary Burton
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9

Fourteen years ago, Kaitlin Roe was the lone witness to the abduction of her cousin Gina. She still remembers that lonely Virginia road. She can still see the masked stranger and hear Gina’s screams. And she still suffers the guilt of running away in fear and resents being interrogated as a suspect in the immediate aftermath. Now Kaitlin has only one way to assuage the pain and nightmares—by interviewing everyone associated with the unsolved crime for a podcast that could finally bring closure to a case gone cold.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is an exciting read

  • By Mrs. S. A. Lynch on 18-05-18

This is an exciting read

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

Reviewed: 18-05-18

I have to confess to being a real Mary Burton fan and wait eagerly for her books to come out. She is an excellent writer who tells a great suspense story and this one does not disappoint. The story is solid and the characters very believable. I recommend this author to anyone who enjoys Karen Rose.

  • Smoke and Sin

  • The Perfect Gentlemen, Book 4
  • By: Shayla Black, Lexi Blake
  • Narrated by: Greg Boudreaux
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15

More than a decade ago, Roman Calder had a scorching affair with the sister of one of his best friends. Augustine Spencer drove him so crazy he thought of nothing but her. The only thing they did more often than heat the sheets was fight. Unprepared for the intensity of their relationship, Roman broke things off and concentrated on things that made sense to him: his career and putting his best friend, Zack Hayes, in the White House. Contains mature themes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb

  • By Joan on 07-09-18

another exciting read in this series

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

Reviewed: 02-02-18

I have thoroughly enjoyed the whole perfect Gentleman series so far. I already owned this book in Kindle form but since I love having stories read to me I jumped at the chance to buy it on Audible. co.uk. I am really looking forward to the next book in the series and hope that it is underway now.

  • From Sanctum with Love

  • Masters and Mercenaries, Book 10
  • By: Lexi Blake
  • Narrated by: Ryan West
  • Length: 14 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12

Psychologist Kai Ferguson has had his eye on Kori Williamson for a long time. His assistant is everything he’s ever wanted in a partner—smart, caring, witty, and a bit of a masochist. More than a little, actually, but that’s the problem. Kori won’t admit her own desires. She’s afraid of him and what he has to offer. Luckily for her, helping patients face their fears is one of his specialties. Kori knows she wants Kai. Her boss is the most amazing man she’s ever met. She’s also smart enough to stay away from him. Having been down this road before, she knows it only leads to heartache. She’s just found a place where she can belong. Another failed relationship is the last thing she needs. It’s better to guard her heart and let Kai think she’s frightened of his dark, dominant nature. When Kai is recruited for an operation with McKay-Taggart, everything is turned upside down. Kai’s brother, international superstar Jared Johns, is in town and Kai must juggle his family issues along with a desperate hunt for a serial killer. The investigation throws Kori and Kai together, and they quickly discover the chemistry between them is undeniable. But even if their newfound love can survive his secrets and her lies, it may not be enough to save them both from a killer’s twisted obsession.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant as always!

  • By DMA on 09-06-18

Another great book

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

Reviewed: 26-01-18

Where does From Sanctum with Love rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It is high on my list of all time favourite books. I already own the Kindle edition of this book, but when I saw this on Audible, I could not resist. I love audio books and often buy both the Kindle and audiobook of any book I particularly like.

What other book might you compare From Sanctum with Love to, and why?

I suppose any of the books in the Masters and Mercenaries series is of comparable quality.

Which character – as performed by Ryan West – was your favourite?

Ian Taggart is far and away my most consistently favourite character though I have to say the most of the T & M crew are engaging and interesting people.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes, both. The scene between Ian and Squirrel had me laughing out loud, but the conversations between Erin and Kori and Kia and Jared had me fighting back the tears.

Any additional comments?

As with all the books in this series, it leaves you wanting more. You want to know what happens with Case and Mia, Jared and Sarah and, of course, the ongoing story of the hunt for Hope McDonald. It must be challenging to maintain the high quality and intriguing stories lines over such a long series but in this series with its cast of ever-evolving plots once you are hooked you just keep waiting with bated breath for the next instalment. I would highly recommend this series to anyone who has not tried it yet, but it is highly addictive, so be warned.

  • A Merciful Secret

  • Mercy Kilpatrick, Book 3
  • By: Kendra Elliot
  • Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

Raised off the grid by survivalists, Mercy Kilpatrick believed in no greater safeguard than the backwoods of Oregon. Unforgiven by her father for abandoning the fold for the FBI, Mercy still holds to her past convictions. They're in her blood. They're her secrets - as guarded as her private survival retreat hidden away in the foothills. In a cabin near her hideaway, Mercy encounters a young girl whose grandmother is dying from multiple knife wounds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really enjoyed this one !

  • By Kelly O'connor on 27-07-18

great story, great series.

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

Reviewed: 22-01-18

i thoroughly enjoyed this book. the story is good and the suspense level is high. As alwsys i await the next instalment of Trueman and Mercy's story because they seem to find a lot of serious trouble in such a quiet place.

  • Promise Not to Tell

  • By: Jayne Ann Krentz
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

A broken promise reveals a terrifying legacy in this electrifying novel from the New York Times best-selling author of When All the Girls Have Gone. Seattle gallery owner Virginia Troy has spent years battling the demons that stem from her childhood time in a cult and the night a fire burned through the compound, killing her mother. And now one of her artists has taken her own life, but not before sending Virginia a last picture: a painting that makes Virginia doubt everything about the so-called suicide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent romantic suspense novel

  • By Mrs. S. A. Lynch on 06-01-18

excellent romantic suspense novel

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

Reviewed: 06-01-18

I thoroughly enjoyed the second book in this series. I have enjoyed Jayne Ann krentz books for many years and she has entertained me over the years . When I need my mood lifted I still listen to some other earlier funny books and they cheer me up .

  • Into the Night

  • Killer Instinct
  • By: Cynthia Eden
  • Narrated by: Summer Morton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 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

Sheltered in the shadows of the Smoky Mountains is the suspect who's summoned FBI agent Macey Night's fears to the surface. Every day that the "Profiler", a vigilante serial killer, escapes justice is another day she's reminded of what it is to be a ruthless predator's prey. Capturing him is a craving deeper than anything she's felt in a long time. But Agent Bowen Murphy, equal parts sexy and volatile, seems hell-bent on changing that. Working together - needing, living, and breathing each other - they're entwined to distraction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • this is really good read

  • By Mrs. S. A. Lynch on 31-12-17

this is really good read

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

Reviewed: 31-12-17

I thoroughly enjoyed this intriguing story. It was a very interesting plot and right to the end I wasn't sure who the murderer was. I have enjoyed this particular series and I'm looking forward to the next one. I think that anyone who enjoys Karen Rose will certainly enjoy this book.

  • Catalyst

  • By: Rachel Grant
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

When a food storage depot in famine-struck South Sudan is torched, American aid worker Brie Stewart flees, only to land in a market where she's the next item up for auction. Is the attack on the aid facility another assault upon the war-torn fledgling democracy, or has her family set her up as a pawn in their quest for oil rights? Chief Warrant Officer Sebastian Ford crossed paths with Brie years ago when she was a shill for her family's company, pushing a pipeline that threatened his tribe's land. He leads the rescue operation to save her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • this is an excellent read I highly recommend it

  • By Mrs. S. A. Lynch on 28-11-17

this is an excellent read I highly recommend it

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

Reviewed: 28-11-17

I am a fan of Rachel Grant having read her previous books but I particularly like this new series that she is writing. the characters are interesting and believable and the storyline has an unusual Twist I look forward eagerly to the next book in the series whenever that comes along.

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  • Before the Dawn

  • Killer Instinct, Book 2
  • By: Cynthia Eden
  • Narrated by: Summer Morton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

Ex-SEAL Tucker Frost knows that the world is full of evil. He saw it in the face of his own brother, Jason Frost, a cold, methodical, sadistic killer. A killer Tucker put down with his own hands in order to save Jason's final victim - Dawn Alexander, the only girl who got away from the infamous "Iceman". It's Tucker's up close and personal experience with evil that's made him perfect for Samantha Dark's experimental profiling division in the FBI. Samantha wants agents who have personal ties with killers, who have unique insights into the minds of monsters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A really good listen

  • By Mrs. S. A. Lynch on 01-08-17

A really good listen

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

Reviewed: 01-08-17

Would you listen to Before the Dawn again? Why?

Yes, I plan to do just that. I enjoyed the story and the way the reader enhanced the experience, but sometimes I like to listen again because I get so caught up in the suspense you miss some of the other things going on.

What did you like best about this story?

I like the complicated plot and the way the story swings this way and that. And I like the way the characters are so believable.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The main reveal scene which I will not give away but it was exciting, and you were not sure how it would end.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

It moved me that Dawn's reaction to her friend's death was so realistic it was very touching.

Any additional comments?

I like this author's work, and when this new series started I bought the first one on Audible, and I thoroughly enjoyed the first book. This title is the second, and it is well up to standard. I have already looked up the publication date for the next book (26 Dec 2017) and am looking forward to reading it over Christmas.

  • Monster in the Closet

  • The Baltimore Series, Book 5
  • By: Karen Rose
  • Narrated by: Anne Wittman
  • Length: 19 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64

mother is dead, and now her killer hunts the child who witnessed the brutal crime.... Private Investigator Clay Maynard locates missing children for clients but has nearly given up hope of finding his own daughter, cruelly stolen from him by his ex-wife 23 years ago. Equine therapist Taylor Dawson has chosen to intern at Daphne Montgomery-Carter's stables so that she can observe the program's security director - her father, Clay Maynard.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • More romance than crime thriller...

  • By Dave on 12-07-17

Another great story from a fabulous writer.

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

Reviewed: 18-06-17

Would you consider the audio edition of Monster in the Closet to be better than the print version?

I have only tried the Audible edition because I prefer audio books.
The author writes wonderfully scary books.

What other book might you compare Monster in the Closet to, and why?

These books are similar the books by Mary Burton and Cynthia Eden. The all write tightly crafted thrillers with strong story lines and interesting characters and unique settings.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Many fantastic scenes in the recording. Funny ones like Holly, Dylan and Taylor in the barn. Holly is tiny but mighty. Heartbreaking things like the scene in the hospital room between Clay and Frederick but my favourite scene is between Ford and Taylor in the waiting room.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes, the book is emotionally vying from funny, heartrending and scary. The scene in the barn with Holly and Dylan made me laugh, the scene in the hospital where plans are made to find the missing girls and capture the culprit.

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed this book. It is not as dark as some of the books in this series, but that was fun to catch up with people from the other series in both Baltimore and Cincinnati.

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