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  • A Love Letter to Whiskey

  • By: Kandi Steiner
  • Narrated by: Lauren Sweet
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

It's crazy how fast the buzz comes back after you've been sober for so long. Whiskey stood there, on my doorstep, just like he had one year before. Except this time, there was no rain, no anger, no wedding invitation - it was just us. >It was just him - the old friend, the easy smile, the twisted solace wrapped in a glittering bottle. It was just me - the alcoholic, pretending like I didn't want to taste him, realizing too quickly that months of being clean didn't make me crave him any less.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A story of life, love and regrets.

  • By BBBf-sizzlereads-Best Book Boyfriends on 26-07-18

A story of life, love and regrets.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-07-18

The narration was great I really felt I was there with the characters.

A love letter to whiskey is told like memoirs, it's a letter that goes back to when the two characters first meet in high school.

Regrets, choices over the span of 11 years with two friends who would never venture into more.

It was frustrating heart warming and emotional to be with them through the years but it all came good in the end..

  • Rebel Heart

  • The Rush Series, Book 2
  • By: Penelope Ward, Vi Keeland
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Maxine Mitchell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 24

How to screw up a great summer in the Hamptons: Sleep with your boss. Check. Blow all your money on a rental you can’t afford. Check. How to walk away from a man you fall in love with at the end of a summer: I’ll let you know when I figure it out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WHAT A RUSH

  • By BBBf-sizzlereads-Best Book Boyfriends on 13-07-18

WHAT A RUSH

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

Reviewed: 13-07-18

Rush........ I loved him. In the first book he came across as the bad boy, the chain-smoking hottie with tattoos, then there was Gia....



Gia was the woman who changed his view of one night stands, the woman who began to grow on him the woman who began to change his outlook on relationships and then there was the cliffhanger. A cliffhanger I saw coming but I could not wait to read the next book to see how Rush would cope with this new information, and could he continue with his road to forever with Gia?

All through Rebel heart there is still an uncertainty with Rush what Gia revealed is a biggie and Rush just doesn't know if he can open himself up like that.

Rush is a BBF, he's swoon-worthy gone is the hard bossy demeanour Gia softens him but he has one heck of a dilemma to work through.

I loved this duet, the characters the brilliant balance of hotness, drama and suspense. I listened on Audio and these two narrators are brilliant, really bring the story to life.

Recommended duet. I am very happy with the outcome in book 2 and loved the suspense. told in first person dual pov and leads to hea.

  • Jude

  • A Cocky Cage Fighter Novel, Book 2
  • By: Lane Hart
  • Narrated by: Patrick Blackthorne
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4

MMA cage fighter Jude Malone leads a simple life - eat, sleep and train. His older brother Jax is a legend in the octagon, and while Jude's had his fair share of recent losses, he's better than his record. He just needs a chance to prove it. When Jude is suddenly offered the fight of a lifetime by his head coach, there is only one tiny string attached. He decides to go for it, but that little string just might turn out to be the one that unravels him completely.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hey Jude

  • By BBBf-sizzlereads-Best Book Boyfriends on 02-07-18

Hey Jude

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

Reviewed: 02-07-18

I loved Jude from the first book and couldn't wait to read his story. The younger brother of MMA fighter Jax who made be laugh and smile and this is his own story. Jude is the total opposite if Jax a fighter with girls lusting after him but a virgin wanting to save himself for that special some one. And that special some done turned out to be the dorky coaches daughter who had crushed on Jude forever.
A great fighter romance.

Great narration but I would have prefer and make and female

  • Jax

  • A Cocky Cage Fighter Novel
  • By: Lane Hart
  • Narrated by: Aaron Shedlock
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

MMA middleweight world champion Jackson "Jax" Malone is arrested and charged with a brutal rape. Newly admitted attorney Page Davenport , eager to get out from her lawyer father's thumb, is selected to represent Jax in the courtroom. Page and Jax struggle to work together, engaging in a knockdown drag-out fight for dominance. When they finally stop taking swings at each other, they're both surprised to realize that sometimes first impressions are completely wrong. In fact, opposites really do seem to attract.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this MMA fighter romance

  • By BBBf-sizzlereads-Best Book Boyfriends on 15-06-18

Loved this MMA fighter romance

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-06-18

Great characters and a fast paced plot.

I was hooked from start to end.

Looking forward to Judes story, he made me chuckle numerous times. Jax was hot and I loved the chemistry between him an Paige.

Brilliant narration that brought the characters to life.

  • Grievous

  • Scarlet Scars, Book 2
  • By: J. M. Darhower
  • Narrated by: Kasha Kensington, Iggy Toma
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Once upon a time, there was a girl who stopped believing in fairytales after her innocence was stolen. Morgan Myers is tired. So damn tired. Most people either push her around or brush her off, and she's not putting up with it anymore. Determined to reclaim the life that had been stolen from her, she puts her trust in the last person she ever expected to: the notorious Scar. Morgan sees a side of him that few people seem to know - the man, not the myth. Lorenzo. And what she sees, she likes, a lot more than she thought she would.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • CAN YOU BASK IN A BOOK?

  • By BBBf-sizzlereads-Best Book Boyfriends on 06-06-18

CAN YOU BASK IN A BOOK?

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

Reviewed: 06-06-18

Can you bask in a book?

Honestly I sat there, laid there and listened to this on audio and I just didn't want it to end.

Grievous is the second book Conclusion to Menace.



Lorenzo and Scarlet's relationship has certainly come a long way from the intense relationship they first had in book one. Lorenzo and Scarlet were like two flames that fed off each other.

In Grievous Lorenzo continue to have that crazy intense and passionate connection.

I enjoyed the transition of Lorenzo going from hard boss to hero.

I loved the journey the characters take in this book, the battles the characters faced and still face that leave them marred and not without mental and physical scars but the crescendo to the hea satiating.

I enjoyed everything about this story, the thrill, the anticipation, the characters, the villains, the ending.

Lorenzo is the kind of character with a hardness, a man of little emotion, a man who is feared and without meaning to be at times he is so damn funny and you could say he's a smooth criminal, I loved him.





Scarlett as Lorenzo calls her or Morgan is feisty, a woman with backbone, a woman who has been through so much in her lifetime and still she stands tall and continues in her quest to find her daughter while she herself is being hunted by a Russian mafia boss.

J.M Darhowers Writing is impeccable with a plot that is unpredictable and gritty at times. I love mafia romance and this is absolutely brilliant I loved every moment and can't wait to read more from this audio.

like I said; I listened to this on audio, these narrators are absolutely brilliant and really bring the characters to life, Lorenzo sounds smooth, hot, I loved his sarcasm and the way he plays any acts of niceties off. Lorenzo is a villain who in the end becomes a hero. I think I got more out of this book by listening to the audio version so I recommend it.

A Brilliant and recommended duet for any Mafia romance lovers.

Contains plenty of hot scenes, has an element of darkness and grit, is told in first person dual pov and leads to a hea.

  • Keeper

  • By: Amy Daws
  • Narrated by: Will M. Watt, Charlotte Cole
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 19

They were best friends until they became roommates. Booker Harris has spent the last several years pushing himself to become the best goalkeeper in the Championship League. Tired of living in the shadows of his headline-splashing brothers, he has finally carved a path of his own. As a child, Poppy McAdams was content in her own little make-believe world, until the boy next door with dimples and pained eyes came barreling into her makeshift fort demanding all her attention. Best friends for most of their lives, everything changes when Poppy abruptly leaves London for University. Now she is back, and gone is the awkward girl from Booker's youth.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Poppy and Booker!! 🎶

  • By Kimberley on 26-07-18

I LOVE THIS SERIES

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

Reviewed: 06-06-18

I bloody love this series

I don't know if its because I sort of, have a crush on the narrator at this point but I am loving this series of cheeky cocky footballers.

4 brothers all brought up with the love of British football and this is Booker's story.



A little bit about the plot;
Booker and Poppy have been best friends forever but Poppy suddenly took off to Germany to start college there. Poppy left Booker confused and hurt not only because of the sudden departure but because they always talked everything through with one another.
A surprise phone call reveals Poppy has finished college and is returning.

Poppy has always loved Booker but now 18 and with the end of school looming, Poppy finally plucked up the courage to tell him how she really felt but saw him with another girl.
Booker has never been aware of Poppy's feelings and now she is back with her secrets and still trying to get over Booker its going to be tough especially when she will be temporarily sharing a flat. Booker is in for the shock of his life at the new stunning Poppy.

Its a beautiful story of friends to lovers. Poppy I found childlike at first but she's quirky and I soon realised this is Poppy, and I got used to her character.

A slow burn romance with a few concessions along the way.




I am looking forward to Gareth next the man united footy star.

No heavy drama or angst. Available in Ku, told in first person dual pov and available in Audio

Sharing a bedroom wall with your best friend from childhood quickly turns to anything but sweet and innocent.

  • The Year We Fell Down

  • By: Sarina Bowen
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl, Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12

She expected to start Harkness College as a varsity ice hockey player. But a serious accident means that Corey Callahan will start school in a wheelchair instead. Across the hall, in the other handicapped-accessible dorm room, lives the too-delicious-to-be-real Adam Hartley, another would-be hockey star with his leg broken in two places. He's way out of Corey's league. Also, he's taken. Nevertheless, an unlikely alliance blooms between Corey and Hartley in the "gimp ghetto" of McHerrin Hall.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A HEARTWARMING COLLEGE ROMANCE

  • By BBBf-sizzlereads-Best Book Boyfriends on 06-06-18

A HEARTWARMING COLLEGE ROMANCE

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

Reviewed: 06-06-18

The year we fell down is the first book in the Ivy Years series, its the first book I have read by Sarina, wont be my last and the added bonus this book is also currently free in Amazon which meant I got it also for a bargain price in audio.


The year we fell down is a heart-warming College Romance.

Cory is starting her year at college in adapted dorms from an accident that has left her in a wheel chair and the inability to walk again. Prior to the accident Cory was a hockey player, active, outgoing, you
​Hartley is a popular guy and also starting his year in the same dorms due to an accident that has temporarily left in on crutches.

​Hartley and Cory have the opposite rooms from each other and it was such a heart-warming journey seeing them go from friends to more and I must admit I was so rooting for Cory at one point I didn't thin they would get there after all Hartley did have model looking Stacia as his girlfriend at the beginning of all of this.

​Definitely a recommended read for those lazy days, afternoons in the garden or holiday read. Very little angst one hot moment and plenty of swooning.

​I listened to this in audio and recommend it, the narration was dual and both narrators good. and expressive bringing the characters to life.

  • Bittersweet

  • The True North Series, Book 1
  • By: Sarina Bowen
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld, Tad Branson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15

The last person Griffin Shipley expects to find stuck in a ditch on his Vermont country road is his ex-hookup. Five years ago they shared a couple of steamy nights together, but that was a lifetime ago. At 27 Griff is now the accidental patriarch of his family farm. Even his enormous shoulders feel the strain of supporting his mother, his three siblings, and a dotty grandfather. He doesn't have time for the sorority girl who has shown up expecting to buy his harvest at half price.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully Written. Fantastic Narration.

  • By LilleyLoohLah on 27-10-16

BECAUSE FARMERS MAKE THE EARTH MOVE!

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

Reviewed: 06-06-18

My second book by Sarina Bowen, I am loving this author writing

Completely engrossed from start to finish and although I listened to this on audio which was brilliant by the way, the flow was great. The right amount of angst, drama, hotness and Grumpy farmer Griff I loved him.



Griff Shipley had a promising football career in college he was one of those guys and he and Audrey had a one night stand just before the end of their time there but instead of Griff moving on his father died and he returned to his farm to work for the family.

This story is bittersweet for both characters and they are a perfect match.

Audrey, according to Griff was a girl who seemed to have everything, Griff called her a princess but looks can be deceiving. Audrey had an interfering overbearing mother who treated Audrey like she was never good enough she had high expectations of Audrey and was trying to make Audrey into a product of herself so Audrey broke away, went her own way and went to culinary school.

Audrey landed her first job at a company called BPG and instead of spending time in the kitchen like she hoped they sent her to look for products they could use in their restaurants.

Audrey and Griff meeting up again was a little bit frosty, Griff hated the big company's who didn't pay farmers their worth and he spread the word to other farmers that a rep was around so no-one would see Audrey which made her job difficult when she was trying to impress her new boss.

I loved this story and the gradual build up to Griff and Audrey's reunion and it was so hot.


I would definitely read more in this series the Shipley family had a great feel to them and I would definitely read more about the other characters.

Currently free in Amazon, so you get the Audio at a bargain price.

Because farmers make the Earth move!

  • Fighting Fate

  • Harrow Book 1
  • By: Scarlett Finn
  • Narrated by: David Mellon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    0 out of 5 stars 0

Even when her paycheck-to-paycheck life is ripped from her by a vicious crimelord without a conscience, Ivy knows she'll do whatever it takes to make it to the other side alive. Dax Harrow has made a living off of blood and pain...both in the ring and out.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't even get to chapter 3

  • By BBBf-sizzlereads-Best Book Boyfriends on 16-05-18

Didn't even get to chapter 3

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-05-18

Terrible narration with same tone throughout like someone reading giving no life to the characters.

  • Rebel Heir: Book One

  • The Rush Series, Volume 1
  • By: Vi Keeland, Penelope Ward
  • Narrated by: Maxine Mitchell, Sebastian York
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

How to kick off a great summer in the Hamptons: Snag a gorgeous rental on the beach. Check. Get a job at a trendy summer haunt. Check. How to screw up a great summer in the Hamptons: Fall for the one guy with a dark leather jacket, scruff on his face, and intense eyes that doesn’t fit in with the rest of the tony-looking crowd. A guy you can’t have when you’ll be leaving at the end of the season. Check. Check. Check. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story

  • By Book addict on 19-05-18

part 1

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

Reviewed: 29-04-18

Great slow burn romance. shocking ending, looking forward to part 2.

I laughed in places, loved the suspense and hot moments.

Great characters.

Great narration.