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  • Broken

  • By: Crystal Kaswell
  • Narrated by: Kai Kennicott, Wen Ross
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

After my brother’s death, I was drowning. Delilah was my life raft. We were opposites, the outspoken art student and the brooding athlete. She was passionate where I was apathetic, bright where I was dark, soft where I was hard. For two years, we had everything. The kind of love that only exists in fairy tales. Then she left and took my heart with her. I tried to heal. To throw myself into medical school. To forget her. I thought I did. Until today. Those blue eyes, that sweet smile, the soft curves--that's my Delilah. As soon as I hear her laugh, I know. She's what’s missing from my life. I have three days to get her back. God, I hope I'm as charming as I used to be. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just... Wow.

  • By Ruth on 23-09-18

Just... Wow.

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

Reviewed: 23-09-18

I'm speechless. Truly speechless. This has everything. I laughed, I cried, I wanted Delilah and Trent to figure out their s**t sooooo badly! In the best possible way, I was on edge. As the story unfolded.... wowzas! Crystal has such an amazing writing style that sucks you in, draws emotions from you and spins you on your axis. Just when you think you have it all figured out.... BAM! She hits you with a curve ball that you don't see coming. I had all the feels listening to this and I'm not ashamed to admit I cried. There was a point in the story where I found myself clutching at my chest for dear life!

Crystal never shys from sensitive subjects and I'm thankful for that. She arroaches them with care, dignity, openness and realism to name a few.

Honestly, get ready for an amazing rollacoaster of a story that will leave you a little bit different to how you were before.

  • The Earl of London

  • By: Louise Bay
  • Narrated by: Shane East, Imogen Church
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

I believe in love. It just doesn’t believe in me. I date. I’m all for giving guys a chance. I’ve just never met the one. Until on a spring morning in the English countryside, a tall, dark stranger emerges from the mist. Logan Steele is all tousled hair, hard chest, and lips so perfect I want to reach out and touch them, just to check they’re real. Did I mention he’s an Earl with a self-made fortune? But when I find out Logan Steele is out to destroy everything I’ve dedicated my life to protect, the chemistry disappears and the hope that had blossomed my chest turns to rage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • best read in ages!!

  • By lucy on 29-08-18

Absolute perfection

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

Reviewed: 25-08-18

So. I devoured this book in 2 days. 2 days! I literally couldn't put it down, I had to have words with myself to stop.

So what did I do when I finished The book?? I got the audio! oh how I adore these narrators... Darcy and Logan are brought to life wonderfully.

I've been waiting for Darcy to get her story and I was not disappointed. I don't know exactly what or how I expected her story to unfold, but I knew she would be a tough cookie who gave as good as she got. Oh how she did! Logan admits himself that Darcy isn't his usual type, but I think that's why they work... and clash.... and argue... and the heat! Jeez Louise! I needed a fan at times, the steamy scenes are white hot without being vulgar. Louise Bay knows how to tell a story and sell it. I was sold on the first page.

The highs will have you smiling like a fool to yourself, while the lows will pull at your heart. I adored this couple. They made me laugh out loud and they made me want to smack their heads together.

As always with a Louise Bay story, you will be left wishing it hadn't ended.

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  • Hating You, Loving You

  • By: Crystal Kaswell
  • Narrated by: Kai Kennicott, Wen Ross
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

Dean Maddox spent high school pushing all my buttons. Seven years later, we're working together. So much has changed, but he's the same arrogant jerk with the same penchant for teasing me senselessly. I still want to slap the cocky smirk from his face. And tear off his clothes. And kiss him like the ship is going down. I hate him. I want him. I can't...no, I will stop thinking about him. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it audio was one of the best iv listed to <br />

  • By Dawn Price on 05-10-18

No hate, just love

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

Reviewed: 02-08-18

We've seen snippets of Dean in previous books, so I was both intrigued and apprehensive to get to know him. So far, he's been the cocky, lovable rogue who you either love or hate. But we never got to see what he was really like, only little hints... which often made you roll your eyes! But you just knew he meant well as there was more to find out about him and why he did what he did.

Well. The wait is finally over! Dean exceeded all my expectations and finally meets his match (again!) in Chloe....

The two have history. And it's not all good. Fast forward to the present and both are hanging on to that history in different ways. Can they move forward? Do they bring out the best or worst in each other? Will the past be a wall they can't break through? Finding out was both heartbreaking and hilarious.

Getting to know Chloe and Dean was refreshing and entertaining. There's a reason the book is called Hating You, Loving You. The journey they go on both together and separately will make you laugh, cry and want to scream at them both!

It's wonderful getting to know these characters, especially Dean. He is who he is and frankly I love him for it!

As always, the narrators bring Crystal's words to life, giving the characters depth and warmth. I adore them, they are perfect at bringing the story to life and helping you get lost in their world's.

I can't wait for the next one!

  • Pretend You're Mine

  • By: Crystal Kaswell
  • Narrated by: Wen Ross, Kai Kennicott
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

Leighton is my best friend. My subordinate. My girlfriend. That's the story we're selling. To our co-workers. To our friends. To everyone who's anticipating the breakdown of the year at my ex's wedding. It's a terrible idea. Then Leighton slides her hands into my hair and presses her berry lips to mine. And all that wrong fades to right. I stop pretending. I forget the woman who broke my heart. I forget our rules. I forget I'll be lost without her. I kiss her back like I'll never get enough. I won't. But I can't risk losing my best friend. Even if she's the woman who might finally unlock my heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great humour

  • By Mandy Sawyer on 24-09-18

Hiding in plain sight

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

Reviewed: 08-05-18

As always from Crystal, the characters are well rounded and the story gripping. Like many other Inked Hearts fans, I've been impatiently waiting for this book and I wasn't disappointing. Leighton is sweet and funny, but also no nonsense. Add in matters of the heart though and like many, her heart and head come to blows. Ryan is... Well he's just Ryan! He's been hurt so bad that he's blind to the obvious. He truly values his friendship with Leighton, that really comes across beautifully. As events unfold and their friendship is tested, you find yourself on the 'Will they? Won't they?!?' journey. I laughed, cried and shook my head at times. Both main characters pull you in and give your heart a squeeze.

I absolutely adore the narrators. They add another dimension to Crystal's characters and truly bring them to life.

  • Hooking Up

  • By: Crystal Kaswell
  • Narrated by: Kai Kennicott, Wen Ross
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

It's supposed to be fun without strings, but resisting her is so damn hard. I'm good in bed, and I know what I want. So when a curvy grad student catches my eye, I do what I do best. I take her home. I kiss her hard. I - well, a gentleman doesn't kiss and tell. I don't expect to want more. But I do. Iris is smart, sweet, and innocent as hell. I need her as often as possible. We strike up an arrangement. There are three rules. All fun. No strings. No falling in love. But then I've never been very good at following rules.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great hard hitting read

  • By Mandy Sawyer on 30-08-18

Loved it!!

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

Reviewed: 04-03-18

Wonderful story told by wonderful narrators. Wen & Kai bring Crystal's story to life in such a way that you really do lose yourself in it. I found myself reacting out loud... not good when you're on the bus! It's an emotional rollercoaster. Brace yourself!

  • Dangerous Fling

  • Dangerous Noise, Book 4
  • By: Crystal Kaswell
  • Narrated by: Kai Kennicott, Wen Ross
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

Rock star Malcolm Strong is used to being in control. Of the band. Of his feelings. Of the woman he has tied to his bed. He never gets close enough to get hurt. He never wants to. Until Lacey. The sassy brunette is working on the band's latest music video. Which means he shouldn't be picturing her naked. Spread eagle. Screaming his name. He doesn't mix business and pleasure, but there's something about her quick wit and her soft curves - Mal has to have her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly recommend

  • By Mandy Sawyer on 29-09-18

I think I have a new favourite

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

Reviewed: 19-09-17

Book 4 in the Dangerous Noise series doesn't disappoint. Mal is everything you think he's going to be from the small snippets of him we've seen in previous books. He's controlling, bossy and domineering in the best possible ways. I'm now a hug fan of audio books thanks these narrators. Another amazing story from Crystal. I now wait impatiently for Dangerous Encore.

  • Dangerous Rock

  • Dangerous Noise, Book 3
  • By: Crystal Kaswell
  • Narrated by: Wen Ross, Kai Kennicott
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

There's a tall, tattooed man in my bed. Not any tall, tattooed man. He's a rock star. A s*x god. And now, he's my husband. Last night, I married Joel. It's ridiculous. I'm a good girl. I don't get into trouble. I don't look twice at bad boys. I can't stay married to a rock star. But there's something about Joel. Not just the way his green eyes light up when he smiles, or the way he makes me laugh, or the way he makes me shake - I'm not sure I can walk away.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Mandy Sawyer on 26-09-18

Dangerously on love!

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

Reviewed: 04-09-17

I thought I couldn't love the Dangerous Noise guys more of I tried... But I do! I've read all the books, which I absolutely adored. But hearing their stories told in this was was just perfection! I'm relatively new to audio books, so this is the first time I've listened to them with more than one narrator. I'm a huge fan of Crystal and her rock stars, she writes in such a captivating way that you can't help but fall in love with them. Hence why I don't have a favourite, I love them all! hearing Joel and Bella... Oh how I love them together! I found myself laughing out loud, swearing aloud and even rolling my eyes and getting angy! If you're new to the Dangerous Noise guys, you won't be disappointed. Just when you think you have a fave, you go into the next book and love him. I can't wait for the next audio, I await impatiently!!