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  • Hot Under the Collar

  • Love off the Leash
  • By: Summer Devon
  • Narrated by: Chris Meadows
  • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Attorney Sam Trevisani never thought he’d play the bad guy, but now his job makes him the enemy of every dog owner in town - and whenever he meets his main opponent, Dan Bailey, the vet gives him the evil eye. Tired of playing for the wrong side, Sam has to find a solution. Maybe the tempting Dr. Bailey can help him find a solution for his restless need for change. Or maybe it’s his attraction to the vet that pushes him to pay a late-night visit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Dee Slate on 20-03-19

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 20-03-19

Such a lovely story. I was quite prepared to not like Sam - at first, but I warmed to him almost immediately ❤️ Dan and his dogs were lovely. Uncle Ricky was definitely a nice surprise ally.
The story is fun, sweet with a good bit of heat.
Chris Meadows was good, kept me engaged. There were a few times I couldn't distinguish between the two MC's, but overall a really good way to enjoy the story.

  • Bite Me

  • Kitchen Gods, Book 1
  • By: Beth Bolden
  • Narrated by: Wyatt Baker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Talented pastry chef Miles Costa is bored. Working at the celebrated Napa Valley restaurant Terroir is supposed to be the cherry on top to a promising career, but instead it's a creative desert. So when he gets an offer to turn his online video series into a career, he leaves his three best friends in Napa and swaps Terroir for Los Angeles.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story with good narration

  • By Dee Slate on 18-03-19

Good story with good narration

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

Reviewed: 18-03-19

It took me a little to warm up to the story, I think it's because I didn't really connect with Miles at first. But I soon found him to be a bit of a complex person - sarcastic, proud sometimes, humble at other times.
The story was interesting - l liked the back and forth between Miles and Evan while they were trying to feel their way around their professional and personal relationships, although I didn't like how Evan seemed to fault Miles.
Wyatt Baker is a new to me narrator. I found his style a little stilted, otherwise good. It's a good way to experience the story.

*I received a complimentary code from the author.*

  • Struck: An MM Mpreg Romance

  • Team A.L.P.H.A. Series, Book 3
  • By: Susi Hawke, Crista Crown
  • Narrated by: Colin Darcy
  • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

David Dempsey, the younger omega brother of Team ALPHA’s crazy twin duo, has gone missing after a camping trip with some human friends. He'd only planned to celebrate his upcoming college graduation - but somehow ended up taken captive by a sketchy group after catching them in a criminal act when he wandered too far away from his group. Simon "Boomer" Chiarelli is a laid-back alpha with a love for things of an incendiary nature - but nothing has ever been as explosive as the connection he feels when he catches the scent of his mate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this series!

  • By Emma Jane Marie Vago on 14-03-19

Good story and narration

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

Reviewed: 06-03-19

I enjoyed listening to the story, but it felt a little incomplete, rushed? Boomer rescues David, his fated mate. They mate and that caused some strife with other team members. Meanwhile, the team is still trying to get intel on the group that snatched David - that didn't really progress. Then David is pregnant, somehow we go from pregnant to babysitting - I felt I missed something.
The narration was good, kept me engaged.

  • Shamrock Spiced Omega

  • The Hollydale Omegas, Book 6
  • By: Susi Hawke
  • Narrated by: Drew Bacca
  • Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Greg may be an omega, but he doesn't let that define him. Aside from his almost compulsive need to clean, the most important thing to him is his job as the long-time bartender at The Big O. Greg is far from a delicate omega. In fact, he’s the same size as his best friend - an alpha who he always falls back into bed with when they’re between relationships.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This series just keeps getting better!

  • By Emma Jane Marie Vago on 06-03-19

Another delightful Hollydale story!

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

Reviewed: 25-02-19

This is another fun addition to the series. The new couple, Greg and Braden are already friends ('bros' with benefit), making this a friends to family story. There are lots of comic moments and I really enjoyed how they seamlessly morphed from the 'with benefits' zone to 'we are family' zone. Lovely story.
As usual, Drew Bacca brings this story to life with his narration - he always does a great job! He is great with the characters, switching between them without missing a beat. Really, this is a great way to enjoy the series.

I was gifted a copy of the audio. The opinions expressed are my own without expectations or bias.

  • How Not to Blend

  • Lovestrong Book, 1
  • By: Susan Hawke
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11

 

Dr. Corbin Davis is a busy guy just trying to do his best as a single parent. He may be oblivious to a lot of things, but surely he would’ve noticed something as important as his 15-year-old son Grayson being bullied, right? And what the heck is nonbinary, and why hasn’t Gray shared this all-important part of himself with his own dad? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My first book by this author!

  • By Emma Jane Marie Vago on 17-02-19

Good start to a new series!

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

Reviewed: 15-02-19

The book starts off with Andy and his gran bantering/sassing each other, and that pretty much sets the tone for this fun, heartwarming story.
Andy is a barista, but once a week he turns into Kandi, his drag alter ego. At his coffee shop job, he has been crushing on Corbin, a widowed dad with a teenage son, Gray. Gray is going through a gender identity crisis, so Corbin uses this as way to get Andy's help and if he somehow gets to know Kandi-Andy better, bonus!

Michael Pauley knows how to do sass! And other emotions :) I had a lot of fun listening to him bring the characters to life. In my opinion, this is probably the better way to truly appreciate the humour, sense of family, friendship and love that is seen throughout the story.
It is always a pleasure to listen to Mr. Pauley; and this is no exception. I hope to there will be more of the series, especially in audio.

  • Home in Austin

  • Lone Star Brothers, Book 4
  • By: Susi Hawke
  • Narrated by: John Solo
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

After accidentally getting pregnant by his best friend and occasional hookup buddy, Owen Grant finds himself on his own...again. After being abandoned at birth and growing up in the foster system, he’s used to having to say good-bye. If he's learned one lesson in life, it's this: People don't stay. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Super Cute!

  • By Emma Jane Marie Vago on 17-02-19

Excellent end to a great series!

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

Reviewed: 14-02-19

I loved listening to Austin get his HEA. Owen was such a dear, with a bit of sass :). I loved how all the family rallied around Owen, folding him into the family so seamlessly.
The entire series has been wonderful, and while I'm a little sad to see it end, it has end just as well as it started!

As usual, John Solo brings all the characters to life - his performance was entertaining, fun and heartwarming. One of the best things about this audio story is that we get to revisit all the other couples, especially Houston - my favourite.
Excellent story and performance :)

  • Mated by Chance

  • Blue Moon Wolves, Book 1
  • By: Jane Perky
  • Narrated by: Paul Bright
  • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Pack alpha Hayden Keys has always had a weakness for a cutie with a killer smile. After years of disappointment and heartbreak, Hayden learned to fulfill his needs and urges from random hook-ups in gay bars. Little does he know a snarky, out-of-town omega is about to rock his world. Pregnant with his abuser's pup, Conner O'Brien is on the run from his ex and cronies. The little town of Blue Moon, populated by a local pack of werewolves, is as good a place as any to take refuge.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed it!

  • By Dee Slate on 08-02-19

Enjoyed it!

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

Reviewed: 08-02-19

First time listening to this narrator. He enhanced a good story. The story itself is interesting, with heat and humour.

  • Chocolate Spiced Omega

  • The Hollydale Omegas, Book 5
  • By: Susi Hawke
  • Narrated by: Drew Bacca
  • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Kent crumpled the lame flyer in his hand and looked across the street at the Salty Stix bakery and thought to himself...this is war. Single father Pierre Duchamp has recently returned to Hollydale with plans to open Salty Stix, an authentic French bakery like the one he apprenticed at in Paris. The omega doesn’t have, need, or even want an alpha in his life - especially a provincial small town rube that doesn’t understand the concept of a little healthy competition.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By Allison's Book Corner on 17-02-19

Another sweet addition to the series :)

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

Reviewed: 08-02-19

Another cute pairing between a feisty omega and a cool, loving Alpha. The story, (indeed, the series), is probably best experienced listening to the audio. Drew Bacca has been great with characters from the start, and it's a pleasure to listen to him voice the different characters. What's really nice is that when any of the characters from the previous books pop up, it feels like one is listening to old friends - since Mr. Bacca remembers how he voiced them, especially Tom (he's my favourite!).
I really enjoyed the story and I especially liked the little nugget of info referring to another series.

I was gifted a copy of the book without any expectations. The opinions expressed are my own without bias.

  • Join the Club

  • Four Kings Security, Book Three
  • By: Charlie Cochet
  • Narrated by: Greg Boudreaux
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

Eduardo “Lucky” Morales is a fighter, from his childhood days in Cuba to his time as a Special Forces Green Beret. Scarred by the wars of his past, Lucky has learned nothing lasts forever. Guarding his heart is second nature, and getting emotionally involved is not an option.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect story, perfect narration.

  • By Sam on 24-03-19

An excellent way to enjoy this newest addition!

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

Reviewed: 23-01-19

This is Mason and Luck's story and it does not disappoint :) Lucky has teased Mason for a little while, leaving Mason unsure of where he is on Lucky's radar. When Mason has to temporarily work with the Kings, the 2 men really get to know each other better and learn to open up to each other. The story is a combination of sweet, funny and heat.

Greg Boudreaux always gives a great performance - this is no exception. He (Greg) has the most amazing talent of immersing himself in each of the characters and making each one shine, no matter if they have only have one or 100 lines. I loved listening to how Lucky and Mason were voiced - so hot in different ways. This is an excellent way (possibly the best way) to listen to this book (and the entire series).

I was provided a copy of the book. The opinions expressed are my own and provided without any expectations.

  • Secret in Houston

  • Lone Star Brothers, Book 3
  • By: Susi Hawke
  • Narrated by: John Solo
  • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

Cody was held captive by insurgents after his helicopter went down. When he finally gets home a year later, he’s battling a severe case of PTSD along with partial amnesia. He has no memory of being involved with his buddy’s sexy little brother with the cute-as-a-bug baby. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Emma Jane Marie Vago on 12-01-19

An excellent narration for a really good story!

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

Reviewed: 09-01-19

I really like the series, but the audio makes the series exceptional 😍
This is Houston's story. Although there is a bit more drama - dealing with the aftermath of being a prisoner of war, PTSD, amnesia and an extremely sick child - Houston is still as sassy as ever! Cody and Baxley round out Houston's new family and they fit in with the rest of the extended family.
John Solo has owned this series from the beginning 😊 His accents and character voices have been consistent from book 1. I can always tell when Gid or Lucas or any of the characters are speaking, and most importantly, Houston. I loved his drawl! The transitions between characters and between non dialogue parts are seamless. This is really the best way to experience this series, in my opinion. Loved it!

I received a copy of the audio, but the opinions expressed are my own and without bias.