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  • Storm

  • Ashes & Embers, Book 1
  • By: Carian Cole
  • Narrated by: CJ Bloom
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68

A series of weather and road mishaps leave me trapped in the middle of a blizzard with a complete stranger. In the back of a pickup truck. For 48 freakin' hours. A stranger with long hair, tattoos, and rippling with muscle. A stranger with an insanely sexy voice and a wicked smile that turns my insides to jelly. A stranger who holds me in his arms, calms me, and then sets a fire in me that I can't put out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really good listen

  • By Yvonne on 27-07-16

Storm (LA) Review

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

Reviewed: 22-04-17

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

If you like the bad boy with golden heart and it girl who's is stupid your like this audiobook
It had the typical it girl whose anonying and sily and hr boyfriend is the typical guy that's NEVER there for her or seems to never care if she's ok. Don't think he care if she was dead makes it easy for us to want her to be with other guy. Who to me doesn't have enough character or layers for me to really care for him or to want them as couple

What will your next listen be?

I'm going to try the second book in the series to see if it was just this book that doesn't work for me. I first read Carian Coles Torn (Devils Wolves #1) and LOVED IT
So thought I try her other book series

What three words best describe CJ Bloom’s voice?

Great she did make her character come to life for me even though I found her annoying and stupid with how's she's written Cj voice helped still make me care

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Storm?

Pretty much about 60% of the book because a lot I didn't like or enjoy and felt like a waste or time wanted things move forward faster and even when they finally did the ending wasn't enough for me to believe the life they had because that's what the middle of book should of been and I would changed a lot too of the characters to make them more real to me and make evcare

  • Wanted

  • Wanted Series, Book 1
  • By: Kelly Elliott
  • Narrated by: Nelson Hobbs, Arika Rapson
  • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Verbally abused by her mother for years, 18-year-old Ellie Johnson always believed she would never be loved or wanted by anyone. She focused all of her attention on her grades and getting into the University of Texas to start a new life away from her mother. The last thing Ellie expected was to fall in love with Gunner Mathews, a starting linebacker for the University of Texas football team and not to mention, her brother's best friend. Gunner only has two passions in life, football and his grandfather's ranch, until he falls for his best friend's little sister.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This book makes you WANT more

  • By Sarahlou on 03-01-18

This book is WANTED

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

Reviewed: 22-08-15

If you could sum up Wanted in three words, what would they be?

amazballs

Loving
Life lesson

Who was your favorite character and why?

Grunner

A true romantic but still being a realistic guy that could be real

What does Nelson Hobbs and Arika Rapson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

brining more life to the characters
Helps you feel the feels

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

(spoiler Alert)

when Ellie was fully recovered from the accident and grunner
Asked her to marry him in the caravan and made love to her loses her VCard
With chocolate covered strawberries and wine it was so sweet and dreamy


Any additional comments?

if you enjoyed this book/series read Kelly Elliott's broken series

  • Wanted Series # 2, Saved

  • By: Kelly Elliott
  • Narrated by: Arika Rapson, Nelson Hobbs
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16

Ari, who comes from a loving family that has had more than its share of difficulties, is faced with the possibility of losing the love of her life. All she dreams of is growing old and having children with Jeff, but a family history and a conniving Rebecca could shatter that dream. Trying to support Jeff and cope with all the truths and possibilities of her own destiny may prove to be more than Ari can handle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Saved

  • By Lucyanna on 22-08-15

Saved

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

Reviewed: 22-08-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes
Because it's started as a love hate relationship step up in wanted
And now things and gotten better but there still big lumps in the road ahead
I know friends who will love this kinda love story

What other book might you compare Wanted Series # 2, Saved to, and why?

Kelly Elliott's Broken book 2 the love Story of Reid and Courtney set up in broken 1
They at first have the same love hate relationship before getting together as a couple

What does Arika Rapson and Nelson Hobbs bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

more realistic emotions and reactions

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Together Saved

Any additional comments?

if you enjoyed this book/series
Check out Kelly Elliott's Broken series

  • Faithful

  • Wanted Series, Book 3
  • By: Kelly Elliott
  • Narrated by: Arika Rapson, Nelson Hobbs
  • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

After Heather Lambert's parents die in a tragic car accident her senior year of high school, she refuses to let anyone into her heart for fear of being hurt again. Focusing only on school to follow her dreams of becoming an elementary school teacher, the last thing Heather intends to do is fall in love with Josh Hayes. Josh knows the moment he lays eyes on Heather that she is the one he's been waiting for. During months of obstacles and denied feelings, he is rejected by her time and time again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Faithful

  • By Lucyanna on 22-08-15

Faithful

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

Reviewed: 22-08-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Faithful to be better than the print version?

yes it's better to have Audio of people plating the voices helps get you more stuck in

What other book might you compare Faithful to, and why?

the book and film Nicholas Sparks The Vow where a wife loses her memory of her husband unlike this book in faithful its josh the guy who forgets

What about Arika Rapson and Nelson Hobbs ’s performance did you like?

bring the characters more to life

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

laugh and cry a lot and stressed and worried
Etc it was a great ride of all the feels

Any additional comments?

if you enjoy this series go read Kelly Elliott's broken

  • Cherished

  • Wanted, Book 4
  • By: Kelly Elliott
  • Narrated by: Arika Rapson, Nelson Hobbs
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

Jessie Rhodes has been in love with Scott Reynolds for most of her life. But he ran away from her once, leaving her heartbroken. When they find their way back to each other, things seem to fall into place, and they begin to plan their future together.... Until Scott's ex-fiancée deceives them all. With yet another broken heart, it is Jessie's turn to run away. During her retreat, she meets an intriguing man, and they form a bond that makes Jessie question everything.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Cherished

  • By Lucyanna on 22-08-15

Cherished

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

Reviewed: 22-08-15

Would you try another book written by Kelly Elliott or narrated by Arika Rapson and Nelson Hobbs ?

I love both narrators here's them before loved to again
I love Kelly Ellott books sure I'll read another very soon

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

(no spoilers)

It was lovely seeing all the couples from all four of the books of the series all week the a happy ending

What aspect of Arika Rapson and Nelson Hobbs ’s performance might you have changed?

nothing I don't think they can make their performance better

Could you see Cherished being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

tv series using the whole wanted series and broken series and the couples children stories
I want to play Courtney from broken #2 or ari form wanted #2 Saved
But I'm not fussy with actor picks

Any additional comments?

if you enjoy any five books of this series go check out Kelly Elliot's broken series

  • Being Julia

  • A Forever Novella
  • By: Sandi Lynn
  • Narrated by: David Benjamin Bliss, Lauren Davis
  • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 17

My name is Julia, and I’m the daughter of Connor and Ellery Black. I may look like Daddy’s little princess, but I’m far from it. My life consists of lying to my parents and sneaking out of the penthouse. My CEO millionaire father seems to think that at the tender age of sixteen, I’m too young to date boys. My mother, the artist, tries to stay neutral and doesn’t say too much. My best friend London and I hang out almost every day. We love to shop, and we try to pick up all the bad boys that our parents wouldn’t approve of.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This is being Juila

  • By Lucyanna on 22-08-15

This is being Juila

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

Reviewed: 22-08-15

Where does Being Julia rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Other favourite of the author and this series

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

loved it it was setting up for the next book for Julia's brother
Loved want news that had for the family

Which character – as performed by Lauren Davis and David Benjamin Bliss – was your favourite?

jake well stood up dude

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

whenever jake was talking to Juila or Conor

Any additional comments?

the next book Collin is even better I enjoyed the sons love story better it was like a retelling of Conor falling in love Collin is twin of his father

  • The Forbidden Billionaire

  • The Sinclairs, Book 2
  • By: J. S. Scott
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Powers
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98

All of Jared Sinclair's wealth still can't ease the pain from his terrible childhood...or his guilt over a recent tragedy. Unable to forgive himself, the billionaire property investor buries his emotions, toughens his skin, and becomes a notorious womanizer, refusing to commit his heart to a woman when he's convinced she wants only his wallet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant!

  • By DMA on 05-04-18

Favourite billionaire love story

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

Reviewed: 22-08-15

If you could sum up The Forbidden Billionaire in three words, what would they be?

Amazing
Unforgettable
Deep meaning

What other book might you compare The Forbidden Billionaire to, and why?

j.s the billionaire's obsession complete collection

Because of Jared's past and his mental scars
The story he tells you from his past that made him the way he is
Feels linked alike Simons past in the book I named above

Which character – as performed by Elizabeth Powers – was your favourite?

Sarah she was a lovely relatable person

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

when Jared opens up and tells Sarah about his past and her showing it wasn't his fault and what she did to him next that a women haven't ever done before to him and Sarah and Jared knew they were in love with each other it had so much deep meaning to me and moved me in the. Eat ways

Any additional comments?

read the Billionaire's obsession by J.S if you enjoyed this book

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  • Broken

  • Broken Series, Book 1
  • By: Kelly Elliott
  • Narrated by: Shirl Rae, Nelson Hobbs
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

Layton Morris and his brother Mike grew up not knowing what it would be like to live in a normal home. With no running water or electricity in their home and no parents around to protect them, they quickly learned how to survive and depend only on each other. When a tragic accident took Mike away from Layton and the only other person that he ever let into his heart walked away from him, leaving his heart shattered, Layton focused all of his time and energy into the ranch he and his brother dreamed of.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • No longer broken

  • By Lucyanna on 22-08-15

No longer broken

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

Reviewed: 22-08-15

Where does Broken rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

High but I loved book 2 of the broken series better I've written a review of that book as well
But I did read this series in order and glad I did

Who was your favorite character and why?

loved Courtney who is the main character for book 2 I enjoy her her story with Reid better

Which scene did you most enjoy?

there are so many the wedding the make love parts

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Un-Broken Hearted

Any additional comments?

if you enjoyed this book please read book 2 was better in my personal opinion

  • No Ordinary Billionaire

  • The Sinclairs, Book 1
  • By: J. S. Scott
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Powers
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 138

Dante Sinclair never cared about his family's money. All the young billionaire ever wanted was to be a cop, and now that he's a homicide detective in Los Angeles, he's a damn good one. But when he is injured and loses his partner in the line of duty, he returns to his vacation home in Amesport, Maine, to recover.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • boring

  • By jax on 18-04-16

Other beloved billionaire

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

Reviewed: 22-08-15

Would you try another book written by J. S. Scott or narrated by Elizabeth Powers?

yes I've read a lot of J.S Scott's books and always love them here's Elizabeth powers before and always like to hear her voice reading

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

(No Spoilers)

Wow I was glad how it ends in a god way but wish it was longer

Which scene did you most enjoy?

(No spoilers)

near the ending when he gets off the plane and goes back home to her and what they say and do amazing

Was No Ordinary Billionaire worth the listening time?

yes I first read the second one of this series (the forbidden billionaire)
But even thought loved this book I felt more emotionally connected to the second book

Any additional comments?

if you loved this audiobook I found book 2 even better
THE FORBIDDEN BILLIONAIRE

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  • Broken Dreams

  • Broken, Book 2
  • By: Kelly Elliott
  • Narrated by: Shirl Rae, Nelson Hobbs
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

Courtney Will always dreamed of finding her Prince Charming and living happily ever after. However, her dreams were shattered one fateful night when her prince turned out to be her worst nightmare. Reed Moore's past filled his world with guilt and anger. Then, a mistake in college deepened these feelings. Fearing he will one day repeat his father's mistakes with the woman he loves, Reed has vowed to never give his heart to anyone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fell good love story broken dreams

  • By Lucyanna on 22-08-15

Fell good love story broken dreams

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

Reviewed: 22-08-15

Where does Broken Dreams rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

in my top 10 list for sure probably lol number 6 it was so good

What other book might you compare Broken Dreams to, and why?

this book is by Kelly Elliott and all her books are alike some people don't like authors who write same storylines but I like it because when I need a good love story to put me in a good mood I know Kelly Elliott's books will do the job x

They reminded me of Jeff and ari from Wanted #2 Saved because they hurt each at first fighting their felling for each other but once get got to together they kept making me smile like crazy

Have you listened to any of Shirl Rae and Nelson Hobbs ’s other performances? How does this one compare?

nelson was the voice for the male in the twist me which was a messed up sick man character he played the voice very well and he was in the previous Broken book of this series and so was shirl Rae and I think they did fabulous job on broken book #1 and this one #2

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes I fell asleep for a fees but had to finished it I did in less than 24 hours I was very lazy just listening but this book was so worth it to me

Any additional comments?

i loved this book so much I finished it less than a hour ago and I'm relistening to my favourite moments I think out of all Kelly Elliott's book Thai book is the one I'm most personally connected to you and emotionally because I am most like Courtney in real life loving my love Storting and unlike her doing editing I love writing and wish I could have a Prince Charming like in the books and TV and movies even knowing this is real life I would for a love and guy like Reid funny his name is Reid because it sound like read as books which she loves if you get it.

And her past is familiar to my mine I felt like her as reading love this book more than the first broken series book