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  • Midnight with the Devil

  • A Dark Romance
  • By: Emma Castle
  • Narrated by: Jeremy York
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

In Diana Kingston's defense, it was the middle of the night in the deserted hospital chapel. Surely it was just a dream. She hadn't really sold herself to a brooding stranger to save her father's life, right? Then she wakes, and her father is fully recovered, and a mysterious letter arrives from the tall, dark, handsome - um, devil? Yep, it was right there on the contract, Lucien Star, aka Lucifer Morningstar, that had been his name in the dream.... Gulp. What would the devil himself want with her? Sex. Three months of it, every Friday night.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Blahh

  • By Book addict on 23-10-18

Blahh

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

Reviewed: 23-10-18

It was ok, but considering it’s about the devil is was so disappointingly tepid and ‘nice’. He’s the devil! Shouldn’t there be something dark about him?! The relationship doesn’t feel very real either and you don’t get drawn in. I would have given it two stars usually but the writing is decent, it’s the story and characters that could have been so much more.

This book is recommended in lists along with some seriously dark and messed up books but they are so far from being in the same genre. This is more of a light romance.

  • That Guy

  • That Guy Series, Book 1
  • By: Kim Jones
  • Narrated by: Samantha Cook, Aaron Shedlock
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 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

He's That Guy. You know, the hero in almost every romance novel. The super-rich, powerful CEO who is beyond sexy. Lives in a penthouse. Is wicked in bed. Has massive.... feet. Is kind of a jerk, but really he's not because he harbors some major secret that, once revealed, explains why he is the way he is - therefore completely redeeming himself and making all the listeners who hated to love him swoon....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Funny and enjoyable listen

  • By Book addict on 21-10-18

Funny and enjoyable listen

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

Reviewed: 21-10-18

This was genuinely funny. I often find books that claim to be funny are more eye roll inducing and try-hard slapstick, but I kept chuckling to myself and getting odd looks whilst listening to this.

It’s a bit lighter and doesn’t grab me by the heart as much as some, but still an enjoyable listen.

The male narrator is only for the epilogue, and instead it’s single point of view with the female narrator.

  • Tattered

  • Lark Cove Series, Book 1
  • By: Devney Perry
  • Narrated by: Maxine Mitchell, Aaron Shedlock
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Thea Landry has always known her place in modern-day society. It's somewhere just above the trash can her mother dumped her in as a newborn, but below the class where much comes easy. With her tattered shoes and bargain-bin clothes, her life has never been full of glamour. So when a rich and charismatic man takes interest, she doesn't fool herself into thinking their encounter is anything more than a one-night stand. Months later, she's kicking herself for not getting his phone number. Or his last name. She's given up hope of seeing him ever again.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 3.5 stars - Good listen

  • By Book addict on 20-10-18

3.5 stars - Good listen

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

Reviewed: 20-10-18

Enjoyed this, though it was a little flat at times and it didn’t sweep me away as much as some books. Still a good solid story though.

  • Follow

  • By: Tessa Bailey
  • Narrated by: James Larceny, Mackenzie Cartwright
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2

Family is everything to gambling den darling, Teresa Valentini. Blood comes first, especially before men. So when her brother lands himself in hot water, she's willing to do whatever it takes to save him. And showing up topless in her unwitting savior's motel room is turning out to be the furthest thing from a hardship.... Will Caruso is the bad boy of New York's financial scene...and he just found out the very thing that drives his success is a damn lie.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book

  • By Book addict on 20-10-18

Good book

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

Reviewed: 20-10-18

Enjoyed this, not as much as Getaway Girl by the same author, but it was decent.

  • Getaway Girl

  • By: Tessa Bailey
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel, Lori Prince
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Addison Potts is back in Charleston to stir things up at her estranged cousin’s wedding. Only, the nuptials hit a snag when the bride doesn’t show, leaving Addison to play getaway driver for the jilted groom, whose heartbreaking smile and deep, Southern drawl she should not be noticing.... Elijah Montgomery DuPont's only respite from life’s sudden upheaval is Addison. Public disapproval be damned, he’s not willing to give her up. But with an election on the line and public pressure rising, Addison - and the cruel hand of fate - might not give him a choice.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a wonderful surprise!

  • By Book addict on 20-10-18

What a wonderful surprise!

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

Reviewed: 20-10-18

Really liked this book. Probably would have given it a solid four stars because of the silly lack of communication issues, but there was great chemistry and the characters were genuinely really good, and the heroine made me laugh loads of times so it got bumped up to 5 stars. The dirty talk was written well and didn’t make me cringe like many books do ..up until the female narrator’s squeaky squealy baby voice for one bit.. but that was over quickly fortunately and the narration was great for the rest of the book. I was totally hooked into the whole story and fully felt like I knew the characters by the end and was rooting for them.

  • A Girl Like Me

  • Like Us, Volume 2
  • By: Ginger Scott
  • Narrated by: Kai Kennicott
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

I'm not supposed to be here. Death has come for me more than once, and each time it's been a boy who's stood between me and my final breath. I called him Christopher when he saved me as a child. When he came into my life again, only months ago, I knew him as Wes. Just as he did the time before, he disappeared the moment he made sure I was out of harm's way; as if I didn't need any more saving. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 3.5 stars - not as good as the first book

  • By Book addict on 20-10-18

3.5 stars - not as good as the first book

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

Reviewed: 20-10-18

I had high hopes for this book because I really enjoyed the first. Bit disappointed unfortunately. It feels like it could have been so much more, especially with the supernatural side of things. I get that the author was more interested in real people living a real life, but the supernatural element could have made it a lot more interesting. I still enjoyed listening to it, but it left me feeling like it was a missed opportunity.

  • A Boy Like You

  • Like Us, Volume 1
  • By: Ginger Scott
  • Narrated by: Kai Kennicott
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

They say everyone’s a superhero to someone. I’m not sure who I’m supposed to save, but I know who saved me. His name was Christopher. And up until the day he pulled me from death’s grip, he was nothing more than a boy I felt sorry for. In a blink of an eye, he became the only person who made me feel safe. And then he disappeared. I wasn’t going to have hope. I wouldn’t let myself wish. Those things - they weren’t for girls like me. That’s what I believed... until the new boy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 4.5 stars - great book

  • By Book addict on 20-10-18

4.5 stars - great book

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

Reviewed: 20-10-18

I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. It’s based on teenagers but the characters and situations are a lot more real and it didn’t seem like a Young Adult book. Instead it was a book that happened to be about teenagers. There’s a hint of the supernatural, but I think that element will come together more in the next book, and instead it focused more on the character and relationship development which was done really well. Worth a listen!

  • Dark Desire

  • Dark Series, Book 2
  • By: Christine Feehan
  • Narrated by: Abby Craden
  • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

The stranger silently summoned her from across the continents, across the seas, whispering of eternal torment, of endless hunger...of dark, dangerous desires. And somehow American surgeon Shea O'Halloran could feel his anguish, sense his haunting aloneness. Drawn to the far Carpathian Mountains, Shea found a ravaged, raging man, a being like no other. And she trembled. For in his burning eyes she recognized the beloved stranger who'd already become part of her. But was she to be his healer...or his prey?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Dreadful!

  • By Book addict on 17-10-18

Dreadful!

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

Reviewed: 17-10-18

Seriously, how does this book have such good reviews on here and Goodreads? First of all it is so slow and dragged out. Each scene is stretched to be at least 3 times longer than it should be which means the whole book is a slog to get through. It took me two years to read this book - literally. I listened to the first 5 hours and got sick of it so started something else ..and then another book, and then another. Years later I was struggling to find another book I wanted so thought I’d finish something in my library and pushed myself to get through the rest.

Another issue is the heroine isn’t particularly likeable so the whole life mate thing is the only thing seeming to push the relationship forward. Also, I’m all for masculine macho men but this book was pushing the whole male role/female role thing so much that I got completely bored of the embedded sexism and acceptance that it is the way of their people. Far too many overbearing men and damsel women who claim to be strong.

The human villains seemed to be so stereotypically evil with the details of what they do and their glee seeming to be a bit gratuitously written. It just made me roll my eyes.

The narrator annoyed me too. So all round, not good. I only gave it 2 stars rather than 1 because the plot line was a little more original than some ..just.

  • The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie

  • Highland Pleasures, Book 1
  • By: Jennifer Ashley
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

It was whispered all through London society that he was a murderer, that he'd spent his youth in an asylum and was not to be trusted - especially with a lady. Any woman caught in his presence was immediately ruined. Yet Beth found herself inexorably drawn to the Scottish lord whose hint of a brogue wrapped around her like silk and whose touch could draw her into a world of ecstasy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 3.5 stars

  • By Book addict on 10-10-18

3.5 stars

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

Reviewed: 10-10-18

Decent listen but I did find myself drifting and getting distracted at times. Better than a lot of historical romances out there and I liked that the hero wasn’t typical. Felt more like a modern romance plonked back in history in a lot of ways so I’m sure some historical romance fans will hate that.

  • Shattered Glass

  • By: Dani Alexander
  • Narrated by: Joseph Northton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

Austin Glass seems to have it all: a loving fiancée, a future with the FBI, and a healthy-sized trust fund. At least on the surface. He also has a grin and a wisecrack for every situation. But the smile he presents to the world hides a painful past he’s buried too deeply to remember, and his quips mask bitterness and insecurity. Austin has himself and most of the whole world fooled - until he meets a redhead in a pair of bunny slippers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous narration by Joseph Northton

  • By Raine on 15-06-14

Mostly good

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

On the whole I really enjoyed this book, to the extent that I thought it might be on the trajectory for 5 stars. However, a few things dragged it down.

Usually the main character, Austin, was a loveable a-hole and I quite liked how he was different to characters in other books. However, he frequently crossed the line to being a cruel a-hole, especially about throwing the whole whore thing back in Peter’s face all the time. Also, by the end I really didn’t buy into their relationship and it still seemed just as teetering on the edge as it did at the start. I had assumed that the relationship would develop as the book went on and it would leave the reader feeling invested in them, but it really didn’t.

Interesting that there was no attempt to show the characters growing through the book, and instead everyone stayed exactly the same. I can only presume the author was making a statement with this, in that people don’t need to change, and relationships shouldn’t make you different. Growing and developing a character doesn’t have to mean you were saying anything was wrong or needs to go though, it just means they have evolved, and maybe become an ultimate version of themselves when they meet the right person. This aspect of stories is usually what hooks readers in so it was sadly missed.

Also, the story got all a bit convoluted and messy and seemed to lose its way during the second half. Perhaps an editor could have tightened it up and made it flow better? There were random plot lines that just seemed to be thrown in for no reason.

The narration was ok, and aspects were great. It felt a bit rambling and undifferentiated at times though and there wasn’t a great range of voices.

In summary, absolutely huge potential, but parts of the story and characters dragged it down.