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  • Tomboy

  • By: Suzana Thompson
  • Narrated by: Sarah Sampino
  • Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Cameron is just like one of the guys to everyone except Jake, her brother's best friend. When she discovers him using her room to hook up with a girl, the sparks fly between them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Simple and sweet

  • By Natalie on 01-04-19

Simple and sweet

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

Reviewed: 01-04-19

Thank you to Suzana Thompson for giving me this audiobook in return for an honest review. 

Tomboy is the story of Cameron, better known as Cam, the girl who has always been 'one of the boys'. The only person who hasn't seen her as that is her brother's best friend, Jake. As she gets older she also begins to see him in a new light. 

I loved the characters in this story, Cam was quite a strong character in her own, not falling into the girly role even after developing a romantic interest like a lot of tomboys in stories do. She just develops hormones and grows up, and Jake is an adorable character who likes her for that reason. I also liked the other characters such as her best friend and her brother.

Some parts of this story, especially dialogue, didn't seem to flow very easily in my opinion. Sarah Sampino does a great job of it however and really gets inside the mind of the characters, making it a really easy story to listen to.

I'd really recommend this to teenage romance fans. It's great for young adults and a nice easy read.

  • Counting on You

  • Amarillo Sour, Book 1
  • By: Laura Chapman
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Hansen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

Math teacher Haleigh Parde has no desire to change her single status until she receives an invitation to her high school reunion. With her ex spreading rumors, she needs a date and fast. Haleigh finds herself meeting a blind date at a neighborhood bar called Amarillo Sour. After watching Haleigh crash and burn, app developer Ian Henning makes her a proposition. If she'll provide honest feedback on his new dating app, he'll guarantee her a date to knock the socks off her former classmates.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clean and Sweet

  • By Amber N on 15-04-19

Good start to a series

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

Reviewed: 27-02-19

Thank you to Rebecca Hansen for providing me with a free audiobook in return for an honest review.

Math teacher Haleigh is unlucky in love and desperate to find a date for her upcoming school reunion after hearing her ex-boyfriend trash talk about her and being determined to prove him wrong. After a blind date fails she meets Ian, the developer of a new dating app who wants to test his product.

This was an interesting storyline, I really liked character Hayleigh - I can usually relate with the socially awkward characters. I did like how she had a hidden sense of humour. Ian was quite a likeable character too, especially as the story went on and the bond between the two began to grow.

Narrator Rebecca Hansen did a great job of this story.

  • Love in C Minor

  • A Backroads Duet, Book 1
  • By: Mindy Michele, Michele G. Miller, Mindy Hayes
  • Narrated by: Starla Huchton
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

Seventeen-year-old Reagan seems like the perfect small-town girl. Dubbed a saint by her older brother, Lincoln, she serves the community, makes straight A’s, attends church, spends her summers working with special needs children, and is a piano-playing prodigy. When you’re the daughter of the mayor and the police chief in a sleepy Kansas town, toeing the line is easier than the alternative. That is, until her brother’s best friend changes the rules.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really enjoyed it

  • By Natalie on 27-02-19

Really enjoyed it

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

Reviewed: 27-02-19

Thank you to Mindy Michele for providing me with a free audiobook in return for an honest review.

Love in C Minor is a beautiful ‘brother’s best friend’ romance…one of my favourite subgenres. It follows musically talented Reagan and her older brother’s best friend, Ridley.

Narrator Starla Huchton was a fabulous choice for this story. She kept the story flowing well and had a great understanding of the characters.

I really liked the character progressions in this, not just between Reagan and Ridley, who were just adorable. Ridley’s relationship with brother Lincoln was also a really good read. They started the book with real sibling rivalry and it was really nice to see the two of them grow and mature with their attitudes to one another.

I really enjoyed this story, it seemed to start a little slow for me but once it set the scene it was a really pleasant, easy read. The last scene had me so intrigued that I have to read the next book to find out what happens next!

  • Fate and Kink: The Duology

  • By: Nikki Sex
  • Narrated by: Guillaume Dubois
  • Length: 20 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3

How far would you go to get something you really want? Emily Malone has had a lifelong crush on her brother’s best friend, Paul. Unfortunately, he just sees her as his friend's little sister. Desperate and infatuated, Emily resorts to lies and deception. She only needs one night with Paul, to finally get over this obsessive crush. But Fate has other ideas, and whether or not Emily knows it, everything happens for a reason....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Awhole lot of hotness

  • By Jessica71208 on 19-04-19

12 hours of very little story...

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

Reviewed: 12-02-19

Thank you to Ashton Publishing Group for providing me with a free audiobook in return for an honest review.

Fate and KInk is a childhood friends turn into lovers story, with a little-added BDSM. Emily has always had a crush on family friend’s son, Paul. Fate focuses on Emily trying to get Paul’s attention as her alter ego. Kink then focuses on their next level relationship.

In all honesty, this story very nearly became a DNF numerous times. My mindset would go from ‘It’s a 12-hour audiobook, let it get into the flow,’ to ‘You’re halfway through, let’s give the second story a chance’ to ‘You’re two hours away from finishing, you may as well do it.’

For me, fate started off fairly interesting…although a little hard to believe…There’s a few boys that I grew up with and haven’t seen for years but I’m fairly certain I’d notice them if I passed them in the street let alone if I jumped into bed with them. I found it really hard to believe that Paul didn’t recognise Emily when she simply changed her hair and makeup…especially when he saw her as Emily not long after.

Throughout both stories, not very much actually happened. There was an interesting event in Kink but it was over almost as soon as it came up.

Emily’s character was okay…she was fairly likable although not very memorable.
Paul was okay in Fate, he was charming and looked out a lot for Emily…in Kink however, I did a 180 and decided I couldn’t stand him. His internal POV thoughts were ludicrously sexist and chauvinistic.
The only redeeming character was Andre who I absolutely adored. I think that I actually would consider reading his story, also written by Nikki Sex.

There were two narrators in fate, but only Guillaume Dubois remained in Kink. Both narrators were absolutely brilliant, they really brought along the stories with their reading. In Kink, Guillaume Dubois did a great job on his own.

I’m sorry to say that I really couldn’t get into this story. I would highly recommend it for those who are into solely BDSM reads…I just found it quite slow as that’s all the story seemed to focus on.

  • One False Step: A Dark Mafia Erotic Billionaire Stepbrother Romance Story for Women

  • The Billionaires Mens Club Erotica Stories Series, Book 1
  • By: Charlotte Union, Theda Sinclair
  • Narrated by: Denise Black
  • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2

“We both wanted this Leigh,” McKale said, confusion clearly coloring his voice, “why are you shutting me out?” Leigh Pulson has spent the past three years away from home trying to escape the Coleman name. But when McKale Coleman arrives on her doorstep one evening, Leigh knows that her time of freedom is about to be cut short. Leigh has long since tried to suppress her scandalous attraction to the tall muscular handsome McKale…but the man himself holds no such illusions. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Erotica with a hint of corporate

  • By A D. on 11-12-18

More sexy than story

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

Reviewed: 04-12-18

Thank you to Charlotte Union for giving me a free code in return for an honest review. This was a good story. I would have liked a lot more detail however and a little more focus on the story. It was very sex focused, although it fit in well, I'd have liked a little more story and character development, I wouldn't hesitate to grab another book by these two authors as they obviously have great imaginations that fit very well in the style of stories that I like.

Hating My New Boss
    
    
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        Meghan Kelly
    
    


    
    Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
    8 ratings
    Overall 4.4
  • Hating My New Boss

  • By: B. B. Hamel
  • Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
  • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Justin Hayes was my best friend up until the day he broke my heart and disappeared. When I find out he’s my new boss, I’m about to leave with my middle fingers held high. Instead, I stop dead in my tracks as soon as he steps into my office. Justin’s all grown up, and he’s even more gorgeous than I remembered. He was always handsome, but now he’s the kind of man I really want to...get to know.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good narration

  • By Fanni Ann on 15-10-18

Really enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 18-11-18

Thank you to Meghan Kelly for providing me with this audiobook free of charge in return for an honest review.

Hating my new boss is a cute romance written by B.B.Hamel. It follows Remi Brooks after her boss and friend has been let go and replaced by her childhood friend turned enemy, Justin. Now, with a top client on their hands, they are forced to work together and get along in order to save their company.

The two characters were likable, the see-saw relationship between them kept me interested and the storyline was different to your usual 'can guess what'll happen'. I enjoyed the storyline throughout...bar when they went to visit Blair. It was fine to begin with but then it got a bit sci-fi-y and ridiculous which made me lose interest a little bit. Following the story and relationship of the two main characters, however, I really enjoyed. Especially hearing about Justin's backstory and why he treated Remi the way he did.

Narrator Meghan Kelly was great. She really delved into the story and had a distinct voice for each character so there was no confusion. She had a good pace and great emotion in her delivery.

Overall, this was a simple and steamy read which I really enjoyed. The gamification was a little out of my interest but it may be just up someone else's street who is a lot more into virtual reality etc.

  • Tempted by Their Touch : A 2 for 1 Erotica Books Box Set Package of Steamy Dark Mafia Romance and Billionaire Menage Erotic Encounter Stories for Women

  • By: Charlotte Union, Theda Sinclair
  • Narrated by: Jade O'Kelley
  • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Tempted by Their Touch, Book 1 (A Billionaire Menage Romance) - After months of no love-life to speak of, Ashlyn decides to take a risk that will soon land her deep in the arms of not just one, but two billionaire playboys. She’s heard cautionary rumors about the two men, but Ashlyn soon learns that she just can’t seem to resist the gorgeous green eyed Karl, and the equally handsome, dark, and driven Micah. Tempted by Their Touch, Book 2 - In this explosive conclusion to their love triangle, Ashlyn is forced into making a heartbreaking choice between Micah and Karl.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Easy, Steamy Read

  • By Natalie on 18-11-18

Easy, Steamy Read

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

Reviewed: 18-11-18

Thank you to Charlotte Union for giving me this audiobook in return for an honest review.

In Tempted By Their Touch, we meet Ashlyn, a diner worker who comes across rich and handsome Karl on a dating website…soon to find out that he has an equally handsome brother Micah.

I really enjoyed this book. I enjoyed the love triangle that came about and really enjoyed the conclusion, Although I could give or take Ashlyn’s character – Karl and Micah were both very likable with their own little quirks and personalities.

Narrator Jade O’Kelly was brilliant. She had a great, distinct voice for each character and kept at a good pace with very engaging tones.

I maybe would have wanted these books to be a little longer. I’m glad I had the first and second parts of the book as just the first would have been too short and didn’t really give much of a conclusion. I would really like to see another book in the series maybe although I was very content with the ending of this book.

Overall I really enjoyed this. I’d recommend it to anyone who likes a good, steamy romance. The storyline is great, the characters are really well developed and it is a nice easy read. I look forward to reading Charlotte Union and Theda Sinclair’s other book ‘One False Step’

  • The Ryan Green True Crime Collection: Volume 1

  • By: Ryan Green
  • Narrated by: Ernie Sprance
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Four chilling true-crime stories in one collection from the best-selling author Ryan Green. Volume one contains some of Green’s most fascinating accounts of violence, abuse, deception, and murder. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Hit and Miss

  • By Emily on 07-10-18

Shocking and thrilling!

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

Reviewed: 21-09-18

A series of true crime stories that focus on Harold Shipman, Fred and Rose West, The Columbian killers: Luis Alfredo Garavito,Pedro Alonzo Lopez, and Daniel Camargo Barbosa and the Kurim Case.

I’m a true crime fan, especially when it comes to serial killers. It was Fred and Rose West that caught my eye on this book – they’re a couple that I always like to read or watch programs about because I find it fascinating how somebody could be so cold blooded and cruel…I’d not heard about any of the others but, gosh, they all gave the Wests a real run for their money.

The ‘stories’ are really interesting. Green tells them in such a great, way. He obviously has a lot of knowledge on it and focuses fully on facts, making it very clear if something he says is his own opinion or a public assumption. At no point do I feel like he exaggerates or makes anything up, it is very factual and backed up by where he’s found it a lot of the time.

Most of these sections had me hooked, I found out more about the Wests than I already knew and the ones that I didn’t know were so interesting and shocking I really enjoyed them. I struggled with the Kurim Case story – not through any fault of the narrator or author – it was just a very confusing case!

The narrator, Ernie Sprance is great. He’s very disclosed throughout the audiobook and speaks in such a tone where what he’s saying can be quite chilling, but doesn’t make it dramatic, just reading the facts in front of him.

I really enjoyed this book and would definitely read more of Greens work and recommend him to any crime lover.

  • Lettie's Plight

  • By: Michael Bussa
  • Narrated by: Sallie Beaumont
  • Length: 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

Born in the Victorian era, in the slums of Bethnal Green in the darkest of London, Lettie vowed to leave a miserable life behind. But when she forges a new life, in a new town, she finds herself trapped in a loveless marriage, living the very life she had left behind in Bethnal Green. When she finally has enough money, Lettie waits for just the right moment to leave her abusive and controlling husband, Roman, who would do anything to keep her confined. What will Lettie do? 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story...Dick Van Dyke Accent...

  • By Natalie on 07-07-18

Great story...Dick Van Dyke Accent...

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

Reviewed: 07-07-18

Thank you to Michael Bussa for providing me with a free audiobook in return for an honest review.

A Victorian thriller short story following a woman unhappy with her life who decides to do something about it.

THE GOOD STUFF
I really like the Victorian era, it’s the one historic style that I do enjoy reading, and Michael Bussa, I feel catches the atmosphere perfectly.

The characters are very well written. I felt sorry for Lettie and how unhappy she was in the first few chapters. Her husband was also very well written, although he wasn’t physically abusive, I really hated him.

NOT MY CUP OF TEA
The story was fantastic, the narrator on the other hand…I felt cheapened this lovely little story a bit. Sallie Beaumont has a lovely reading voice, but as an English listener, her English accent was absolutely terrible.

I wasn’t really a fan of the random sound effects after each chapter either.

OVERALL RATING
The story was fantastic. Michael Bussa is obviously a very talented writer and I would love to read more of his work. This would be five stars if it weren’t for the narrator’s awfully fake accent.

4 stars ****

  • Five Wishes Series (A Romantic Comedy Series)

  • By: Elise Sax
  • Narrated by: Angie Hickman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 4

The Five Wishes Series is five hot and hilarious novellas about wishes that go terribly wrong…fortunately. Each novella is roughly 100 pages with NO cliffhanger. Five Wishes...A happy ending is just a coin toss away.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Feel Good Listen

  • By Lo on 28-05-18

Cute

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

Reviewed: 01-07-18

Thank you to Angie Hickman for giving me this audiobook free of charge in return for an honest review.

The Five Wishes series is a few different stories that follows different characters as their wishes come true after wishing in a local well.

The Good Stuff
This was a really enjoyable audiobook with different short stories, all very entertaining and easy listens. The characters were all really likable and in my opinion, there wasn't one dud story.

I got about an hour into the story before I realised that I'd listened to narrator Angie Hickman before when I listened to 'Tinsel in a Tangle'. She really is a great narrator who really gets you stuck in the story. She really commits to what's going on with different voices and accents. Probably one of the best authors I've listened to.

I think that my favorite story of them all was 'Just Sacked'. It was quite funny to listen to and at times I did find myself chuckling.

When the story began I thought that maybe there would be far too many characters for me to keep track of, but it wasn't at all. The stories were so easy to follow and simple enough to not have to completely pay attention. It is really clever how each character of a story is introduced in the one before. I really enjoyed guessing what their story would be when they came into the picture.