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  • Your Tempting Love

  • Bennett Family Series, Book 5
  • By: Layla Hagen
  • Narrated by: Bailey Carr, John Lane
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11

Christopher Bennett is a persuasive man. With his magnetic charm and undeniable wit, he plays a key role in the international success of his family's company. Christopher adores his family, even if they can be too meddling sometimes - like when they attempt to set him up with Victoria, by recommending him to employ her decorating services. Christopher isn't looking to settle down, but meeting Victoria turns his world upside down.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved everything!

  • By Sam W on 17-05-19

Loved everything!

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

Reviewed: 17-05-19

First of all, the actors did a great job! I've not been a fan of some that have gone before in this series but this was great.
It is a great story and refreshingly different, this was the book I never wanted to finish and I want to know more of their lives to come. Thoroughly enjoyed this book.

  • Your Irresistible Love

  • Bennett Family, Book 1
  • By: Layla Hagen
  • Narrated by: Kasha Kensington, Aiden Snow
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

Sebastian Bennett is a determined man. It's the secret behind the business empire he built from scratch. Under his rule, Bennett Enterprises dominates the jewelry industry. Despite being ruthless in his work, family comes first for Sebastian, and he'd do anything for his parents and eight siblings - even if they drive him crazy sometimes...like when they keep nagging him to get married already.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I very nearly sent it back!

  • By Sam W on 24-04-19

I very nearly sent it back!

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

Reviewed: 24-04-19

This is the first Layla Hagen book I've listened to/read. I very much enjoyed the storyline with great characters and a lot of promise for books to come that I can't wait to get stuck into.

I very much enjoyed Aiden Snow's narration throughout the entire book. However the narration done by Kasha Kensington was poor at best. I'm really struggling to find a gentle way of describing my thoughts, I really don't like to hurt others feelings, but it greatly diminished my enjoyment of the book. Right from the off when listening to Kasha I was struck by how awkward it sounded, it didn't flow and was read one sentence at a time with a noticeable pause each time. My immediate reaction was I can't listen to hours of this and I seriously considered returning it, which is very rare for me. The only reason I didn't was the story started with Sebastian, competently read by Aiden, so that together with the book summary already had me hooked by the time Kasha started. I can't say it ruined the story because the story I loved but it is something others should be made aware of. Kasha hasn't narrated the rest of the series which I am pleased about because despite really wanting to hear the family's story I wouldn't have bought any more.

  • Sweet Fate

  • Dirty Sweet, Book 2
  • By: Laurelin Paige
  • Narrated by: Shane East, Carly Robins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 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

Dylan Locke knows that pining over the young ingenue Audrey Lind is pointless. He can’t offer her what she wants. He definitely can’t give her what she needs. Thank goodness she’s half a world away, and he doesn’t have to deal with his attraction head on.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I came close to quitting this book

  • By Sam W on 14-04-19

I came close to quitting this book

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

Reviewed: 14-04-19

I'll start by saying I have 17 audiobooks by Laurelin Paige and have genuinely loved all of them but with 2 hours left to go on this book I very nearly gave up and at times it had me shouting out in sheer frustration.

I'm all for the 'will they won't they' storyline that comes with romance fiction but in this book Laurelin over played her hand. The period that was set in London was far too long with Dylan and his never ending procrastination, it was so incredibly frustrating bordering on annoyance. *SPOILER ALERT*


I listen to erotic romance books, I'm a hopeless romantic, which is the only reason I stuck with it whenq at the 8 hour mark I came close to quitting it. I want the characters to get together and see what comes of them as couple. You have to wait exactly 10 hours before that happens, theres plenty of sex before that point but it is 10 hours before they become a couple and then the books over with a hastily set prologue less around 45 mins later which left me feeling unsatisfied.
I listened to the last 5 hours all in one go, whether I'd felt so frustrated in smaller chunks I don't know but frustrating is what sums up this book and I'm really sorry about that as I do love this author.




  • Waiting for Willa

  • The Big Sky Series, Book 3
  • By: Kristen Proby
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Leigh, Lee Samuels
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

 

Max Hull left Cunningham Falls a long time ago. Thanks to his killer instincts and business smarts, he’s come back to town richer than anyone’s wildest imagination. Now, he’s closer to his family, living in his dream home, and at the top of his career - it sure looks like he has it all. All but one thing - and she’s not interested. Willa Monroe and Max were childhood sweethearts. She daydreamed about their wedding day and named their children, but Max’s dreams were bigger than her. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ❤️ Kristen Proby books!

  • By Sam W on 18-03-19

❤️ Kristen Proby books!

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

Reviewed: 18-03-19

As with every Kristen Proby book I've listened to I loved this, it is very heartwarming. It is set in Cunningham Falls so I loved catching up on the other characters, both in this series and the Love Under the Big Sky series.

The performance was mostly great but the English men sounded like ladies a lot of the time!

  • His True Queen

  • By: Jodi Ellen Malpas
  • Narrated by: Anda Bell Llewelyn
  • Length: 16 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

Their love affair began intensely and passionately. Princess Adeline and Josh Jameson knew any future together was impossible - her status as a princess and his standing as a Hollywood heartthrob dictated that. But the heights of pleasure they could take each other to were wildly unanticipated by them both. But then a cruel turn of events rips their worlds apart, and Adeline is more bound than ever by the protocol and expectations her title commands.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • yet another fantastic story from this author

  • By pauline on 09-10-18

Fabulous!

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

I have absolutely loved this series. I'm a royalist so the storyline is perfect for me, it had me gripped and I fell in the love with the main characters. These are by no means short audiobooks but they could have gone on for another 20 hours and it wouldn't have been long enough!

  • The Controversial Princess

  • By: Jodi Ellen Malpas
  • Narrated by: Anda Bell Llewelyn
  • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64

Her father is The King of England. She is The Controversial Princess. Regarded as down to earth by the press and rebellious by The King, Princess Adeline refuses to bow to the royal expectations her title carries. She knows better than anyone that the united front of the royal family is nothing but smoke and mirrors - lies and secrets masked by power and privilege. She wants no part of it, and she will never surrender to The King's demand to marry a man she does not love. But despite Adeline's determination to retain her free will, she remains deeply unfulfilled, feeling caged.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Firm five star rating

  • By Yvonne on 26-05-18

I love this book!

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

Reviewed: 26-10-18

Jodi Ellen Malpas does it again! I have thoroughly enjoyed this book, its an amazing story. I've just listened to it for the second time, in preparation to listen to the second book in this duo, and it was just as enthralling as the first time. I cannot wait to start the second book. I also have to that the narration is one of the best I have heard in a long time! There are many characters in this book yet each one has its own voice and character which is quite amazing. I'd highly recommend. This is one series I hope that Passionflix picks up!!

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  • Fueled

  • Driven Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: K. Bromberg
  • Narrated by: Tatiana Sokolov, Sean Crisden
  • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95

Colton stole my heart. He wasn't supposed to, and I sure as hell didn't want him to, but he crashed into my life, ignited feelings within me that I thought had died forever, and fueled a passion that I never knew could exist. Rylee fell out of that damn storage closet and into my life. Now I don't think I'll ever be the same. She's seen glimpses of the darkness within me, and yet she's still here. Still fighting for me. She is without a doubt the saint and I am most definitely the sinner.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I hoped the series would improve

  • By N. Mahoney on 15-02-18

Enjoyed nearly all of it!

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

Reviewed: 29-09-18

I have really enjoyed the Driven series so far, this being the 2nd book. At times I really was lost in the story, and it very much stirred the emotions but one part went on too long, longer than I felt necessary, and I had to turn it off, it was just too harrowing. I am only one perspective on this so don't let it put you off! The performance was great until the male actor spoke as Rylee and that was not good! Happily it didn't happen much!

  • Eternal Brand

  • Wild Crush #3
  • By: Sami Lee
  • Narrated by: Alicyn Aimes
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

His present love. His old flame. Can they slay his demons - and build a future? Emily Irving has enjoyed two years of blissful happiness with Brandon Walker, a man as mysterious as he is compelling. She knows Brand has secrets, but she's never pushed him to reveal anything. All that changes when an old friend of his shows up and turns her assumptions about the man she loves upside down.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Left wanting more......too much more!

  • By Sam W on 03-08-18

Left wanting more......too much more!

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

Reviewed: 03-08-18

Another good book from Sami. She does MMF hot romance very well, it seems to be her speciality!
I enjoyed this book a lot, not quite as much as Erica's Choice though.
I've now listened to 4 of Sam's books and her style is to leave you wanting more, I've heard many a time that's a measure of a good book. BUT Sami
leaves you wanting too much more and once again I'm left frustrated! I want one more chapter about how they work their life in a committed relationship with the trials that brings.

  • Unforgettable Summer

  • Wild Crush #1
  • By: Sami Lee
  • Narrated by: Alicyn Aimes
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2

Catching the one that got away could be the ultimate ride. Champion surfer Ty Butler is living the dream - a great career, a globe-trotting lifestyle, and his pick of women. Then a visit to his hometown forces him to face Summer Campbell. A decade on, she still gives him an adrenaline rush to beat the biggest waves. She's also as unavailable as ever, or so he thinks. When the truth comes out, Ty decides it's time to lay old ghosts to rest - and lay Summer flat out in bed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A pleasant story

  • By Sam W on 25-07-18

A pleasant story

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

Reviewed: 25-07-18

This is the second book by Sami Lee that I've listened to. The first blew me a way, this one not so much. Its a pleasant easy listen, a gentle romance with a bit of hotness but I'm struggling to get excited about it.

What I will say is that Sami seems to have a style that leaves you feeling you've left the story way too early. I know the old adage "leave them wanting more" but not at the expense of feeling completeness. I feel narked!

I do really like the narrator, I've enjoyed her work in the past and this was just as good.

  • Three for Three: A Trio of Friendly MMF Menage Tales... Plus! (Friendly Menage)

  • By: K. D. West
  • Narrated by: Milo Churchcutt
  • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 2

Three scorching first-time threesome tales of friends discovering that they can become much more!

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Move along!

  • By Sam W on 25-07-18

Move along!

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

Reviewed: 25-07-18

Really, do move along! This has to be the worst audible book I've had. I saw this described as hot, it's not even warm I'm sad to say. I've never written a bad review before but I want to save people wasting their credit.