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I love reading, animals, the beach, and music. I occasionally break out in Old School Gangsta Rap. Sarcastic and introverted with a bit of an attitude and a ton of personality. Visit my blog at: https://love4books.me
Surviving the Biker “Title: Surviving the Biker Author: Cassie Alexandra Format: Audio Narrator: Nina Sumter Genre: Romance, suspense, dark, MC Standalone: Nope - starts where book 1 ends Part of a Series: The Biker book 2 POV: Mostly Adriana and Raptor Steam Level: Slow burn to steamy 3.5/5 I liked Surviving the Biker better than the first book. While it's the ends of Adriana and Raptor's story, the overarching storyline is not complete. And the reveal that ends book 1 isn't discovered until about halfway through this book. Surviving the Biker is dark at times, steamy at time and funny at times. It kept my interest and left me guessing. I can't wait to see what happens. I received this audiobook for free from Audiobooks Unleashed. This is my honest and voluntary review.”
Resisting the Biker “Title: Resisting the Biker Author: Cassie Alexandra Format: Audio Narrator: Nina Sumter Genre: Romance, suspense, dark, MC Standalone: Nope - ends on a cliffhanger Part of a Series: The Biker book 1 POV: Mostly Adriana and Raptor Steam Level: Slow burn to steamy 3/5 Resisting the Biker is the first book I've read by Cassie Alexandra (I think). The story was okay and the cliffhanger wasn't terrible - a good place to end but the story isn't complete. I didn't really like Adriana or her friends and the narrator was...not great. I bumped the speed in order to get through it quicker. The story is good and I like the mystery but this book doesn't focus much on it. I hope that future books will explore this more. I'll probably continue with this series but I hope the narrator changers. I received this audiobook for free from Audiobooks Unleashed. This is my honest and voluntary review.”
Protecting Diana Series (5 Book Series) “Title: Protecting Diana Box Set (books 1-5) Author: Lexy Timms Format: Audio Narrators: Duke Maddoux, Hannah Pralle Genre: Romantic Suspense, bodyguard, military POV: Ethan, Diana 2/5 DNF - I feel like two stars is being generous. But I did get through the first book maybe two thirds of the second before I threw in the towel and gave up. I hated Diana. There was nothing redeeming about her. Ethan started off okay but I quickly got annoyed with him as well. The narration was...not great See below for my reviews on the books I listened to. Book 1: Her Bodyguard This is the first book I've read by Lexy Timms. I'm reading/listening to the book in the box set. The narration isn't that great so I bumped it up the 2x speed. Also, I can't stand Diana. She's a spoiled, manipulative brat. I haven't found anything redeeming about her yet, including when she showed her soft underbelly to Ethan. Book 2: Her Defender I got to chapter 17 where the main characters had yet another misunderstanding due to not communicating and I couldn't do it. The characters are juvenile and immature. The author stresses how intelligent they are but I just found them TDTL. I have my theory on where the threats are coming from but don't care enough to continue and find out if I'm right. I received this audiobook for free from Audiobooks Unleashed. This is my honest and voluntary review.”
The Vakarran Captives Series: A Four Book Box Set “Title: The Vakarran Captive Series: Author: Sara Fields Format: Audio Narrator: Heather Firth Part of a Series: Books 1 - 4 of The Vakarran Capives Series Genre: Romance, SciFi, Alien, RH, BDSM, Forced Submission, DubCon Steam Level: HOT 4.5/5 When I was looking for my next listen I knew I wanted something steamy and longer to create space on my phone. I decided to listened to the Vakarran Captives Box Set since I knew Sara Fields would be hot. And she did not disappoint. The Vakarran Captives Series is sometimes dark but not too dark. And the perpetrators get their due if dark and violent. I loved how protective all the guys were, how strong all the sisters are and the the amazing series finale. This box set is the perfect way to experience this series. See below for reviews on each book. Book 1: Conquered Genre: Romance, SciFi, Alien, RH, BDSM, Forced Submission, DubCon Standalone: Yes POV: Kira, Zaavyr, Jax, Coltan, & Aedan Steam Level: Hot 4/5 Conquered is the first book in the Vakarran Captives series. I enjoyed this book and was exactly what I wanted - it's an easy listen with plenty of steam, a strong female main character and four fierce, loyal aliens who love Kira because of her independence. They also enjoy teaching her how to enjoy the benefits of submission. Overall this story was light and a lot of fun. Book 2: Mastered Genre: Romance, SciFi, Alien, RH, BDSM, Forced Submission, DubCon Standalone: Yes POV: Alaina, Ryder, Aarom, Morgn, and Davon Steam Level: Toasty 4/5 Mastered is the second book in the Vakarran Captives series. While it's a standalone there is some Vakarran mythology and rumors surrounding Alaina's missing sister that if you read book one you'd know whether or not is true. With the exception of Kira being a fighter, it's not really relevant to this story it's just fun for readers who are reading this series in order. Mastered starts out after Alaina's older sister Kira goes missing. After some time Alaina remembers Kira's traps and security cameras and goes to check them out to see what happened. Alaina then sets her own trap and gets more than she bargained for when she too is captured. Ryder, Aarom, Morgn, and Davon are all different and all provide Alaina with different needs. Mastered is a perfect steamy listen that you don't need to pay a lot of attention to but keeps your attention nonetheless. Book 3: Ravaged Genre: Romance, SciFi, Alien, RH, BDSM, Forced Submission, DubCon Standalone: Yes POV: Danika, To an, Zandaar, Zac, Taraik Steam Level: Toasty 5/5 Ravaged is the third book int he Vakarran Captives series. While technically a standalone I highly recommend reading at the second (Mastered) book prior to this one. Also the epilogue has a teaser of what's to come in the finale of this series. Ravaged begins with a darker, but not graphic, sexual element that leaves Danika traumatized. As a result her four Vakarran's are more gentle and aware of her fragile state. However as they help her heal she becomes a fierce warrior on her own. I can't wait to see how this series will conclude. Book 4: Subdued Genre: Romance, SciFi, Alien, RH, BDSM, Forced Submission, DubCon POV: Kaela, Tavik, Zane, Valdus, and Caleb Steam Level: hot 5/5 Kaela is the last sister to be captured. But this is different as the guys know who she is and where to find her. They say her that her sisters told them where to find her. Except her sisters wouldn't give up her location, would they? Kaela reluctantly starts of a journey with the four Vakarran toward Atlanta and her future. Along the way she gets to them, herself and starts to develop some alien abilities. Subdued is an epic batter for freedom and the planet. Everything comes together in an epic climax and reveal. What a great ending to this series! I received this audiobook for free from Audiobooks Unleashed. This is my honest and voluntary review.”
Boss: A Dark Mafia Romance “Title: Boss Author: Sara Fields Format: Audio Narrators: Heather Firth, John Solo Genre: Romantic suspense, BDSM, D/s, Mafia Standalone: Yes Part of a Series: No POV: Brooke, Dominic Steam Level: Hot 4/5 When Brooke sets up a meeting with Dominic with the intention of ascertaining whether or not he knew anything about her father's disappearance, she gets more than she was bargained for. Dominic agrees to help Brooke but vows to make her his. (Mostly) they work together to find Brooke's father, going through clues from business records and Dominic's multitude of contacts. I enjoyed that Brooke is smart and holds her own in business and uses her strengths to exploit other's weaknesses. I enjoyed that the mafia was the Japanese Yakuza and not the typical Russian, Italian or Irish mafia/mob. And OMG this book was on fire! Sexy and not for the faint of heart. In the process of trying to find her father, Brooke also finds her kink and her future. I liked Heather Firth's narration for Brooke but John Solo's of Dominic was a bit jarring. His voice was a lot softer and higher in pitch than I was expecting. Not as deep and growly as I'm used to. I received this audiobook for free from Audiobooks Unleashed. This is my honest and voluntary review.”
Unwrapped “Title: Unwrapped Author: Cassie Cole Format: Audio Narrators: Dahlia Lynde, Curt Bonnem Genre: Romance, Holiday, RH Standalone: Yes Part of a Series: No POV: Christie, Riley, Harper, Logan Steam Level: Hot 4/5 Unwrapped by Cassie Cole is a sexy, holiday standalone. Riley, Harper and Logan are Christie's new volunteers for her dog shelter. Raising money by giftwrapping during the holidays, the four grow closer. I love the characters, their different personalities, and the humor throughout. I received this audiobook for free form Audiobooks Unleashed. This is my honest and voluntary review.”
Her Alien Doctors “Title: Her Alien Doctors Author: Sara Fields Format: Audio Narrators: Logan McAllister Genre: Romance, Paranormal, scifi, RH, D/s, BDSM Standalone: Yes Part of a Series: Captive Brides #2 POV: Jenny, Sean, Dean, Eric Steam Level: Toasty 4/5 Her Alien Doctors is the second book in the Captive Brides series but is a complete standalone. It's sexy and fun and I loved Logan McAllister's narration. I would have loved to have more of the guys' POV. Sara Fields knows how to craft a steamy story but that's both hot and engaging. I received this audiobook for from from Audiobooks Unleashed. This is my honest and voluntary review.”
Shared by the Cowboys “Title: Shared by the Cowboys Author: Cassie Cole Format: Audio Narrators: Dahlia Lynde, Curt Bonnem Genre: Romance, RH, western, cowboy Standalone: Yes Part of a Series: No POV: Rebecca, Mason, Cody and Blake Steam Level: Toasty 4/5 Shared by the Cowboys is steamy RH romance with three sexy cowboy brothers and their new ranch-hand who is there under false pretenses. Rebecca is actually a successful mystery author whose next book is set on a ranch. Country girl, turned city girl is going back to her roots but the lies keep adding up. I enjoyed the brothers and got a giggle about their references to birth order in relation to their personalities and interactions. I loved Cody, the youngest, and how he knows how to plant seed into his brothers' heads to sprout into ideas. I also got a kick out of the TV show he's addicted to. And also Blake's subtle cork blocking. Overall, Shared by the Cowboys was a delight to listen to - funny, sexy and unexpected at times. I received this audiobook for free from Audiobooks Unleashed. This is my honest and voluntary review.”
Saved by the Werewolf “Title: Saved by the Werewolf Author: A.J. Tipton Format: Audio Narrator: Audrey Lusk Genre: Paranormal romance, M/M, suspense Standalone: Yes, but best if you read in order Part of a Series: Werewolves of Singer Valley (book 4) POV: Adam and Charlie Steam Level: Slow burn to steamy 4/5 Saved by the Werewolf is the final book in the Werewolves of Singer Valley series. While each book is a standalone, all books build off each other so best read in order. Saved by the Werewolf is the climactic conclusion to this series. I liked the mix of humor and suspense. The storyline with Brad seemed to wrap up too kindly for his behavior throughout the series but it was okay. I received this audiobook for free. This is my honest and voluntary review.”
Avenged by the Werewolf: A M-M Shifter Romance “Title: Avenged by the Werewolf Author: A.J. Tipton Format: Audio Narrator: Audrey Lusk Genre: Paranormal romance, M/M, suspense Standalone: Yes, but best if you read in order Part of a Series: Werewolves of Singer Valley (book 3) POV: Ty and Morgan Steam Level: Slow burn to steamy 4/5 Avenged by the Werewolf in the Werewolves of Singer Valley series. Each book is a standalone but the over arching story continues throughout so it's best if you read this series in order. Ty is one the hunt for Brad who stole a magical stone from him. Along the way he meets Morgan, Brand's brother and local mechanic when his car breaks down. Morgan insists on helping Ty retrieve his stone and the heat - i mean hunt - is on. It's fun having the same "bad guy" throughout the series and seeing how Brad is being corrupting in each book. I listened to Avenged by the Werewolf because I wanted something fun and also quick. Coming in at under two hours this novella fit the bill. It's a fun read/listen with the narrator being a bit outrageous. I look forward to seeing how this series concludes and how they will deal with Brad and his increasing menace to Singer Valley. I received this audiobook for free. This is my honest and voluntary review.”
Enchanted by the Werewolf “Title: Enchanted by the Werewolf Author: A.J. Tipton Format: Audio Narrator: Audrey Lusk Genre: Paranormal romance, M/M, suspense, witch Standalone: Yes Part of a Series: Werewolves of Singer Valley (book 2) POV: Jared and Tony Steam Level: Slow burn to steamy 4/5 Although Enchanted by the Werewolf is a standalone we've met both Jared and Tony in the first book of the Werewolves of Singer Valley series. Jared seeks Tony's help when all the shifters in Singer Valley suddenly turn into their wolf form. Jared and Tony hunt for the culprit, the identity of whom is not surprising (based on the events of book one. Although a completed story, A.J. Tipton leaves the story open for the events of the next book. Enchanted by the Werewolf is a quick. listen and perfect for a lazy afternoon. I received this audiobook for free. This is my honest and voluntary review.”
Kara & Dave “Title: Kara & Dave Author: Melanie James Format: Audio Narrator: Hollie Jackson Genre: Romance, married couple, short story Standalone: Yes Part of a Series: Éveiller Drive, #2 POV: Kara, Dave Steam Level: Steamy 5/5 Kara & Dave is a sweet story about and married couple reconnecting after having their twins. Kara & Davis is sweet and steamy and I loved the themes of asking for help and loving yourself after childbirth. I love how loving and supportive Dave is and the beauty of friendship. I received this audiobook for free from Audiobooks Unleashed. This is my honest and voluntary review.”
Bearly Breathing “Title: Bearly Breathing Author: Kayci Morgan Format: Audio Narrator: Gary Bennett Genre: Romance, Paranormal, Shifter (Bear), MM, LGBT, single dad Standalone: Yes Part of a Series: Bears of Shouthoak book 2 POV: Darius, River (mostly) Steam Level: Slow burn to steamy 4/5 Bearly Breathing is the third book in the Bears of Southoak series. Each book is a standalone with some side characters from previous books. We've met Darius in book one when he was a hot mess. I like how Darius wears his heart on his sleeve. I like River's soft underbelly. Bearly Breathing deals with some more sensitive issues with River's pack, including homophobia and xenophobia. I loved how the climactic scene played out. Overall I enjoyed Bearly Breathing, probably the best so far. I received this audiobook for free. This is my honest a voluntary review.”
Bearly Dangerous “Title: Bearly Dangerous Author: Kayci Morgan Format: Audio Narrator: Gary Bennett Genre: Romance, Paranormal, Shifter (Bear), MMF, Friends to Lovers, LGBT, BBW Standalone: Yes Part of a Series: Bears of Shouthoak book 2 POV: Hunter, Kyle, Felicity Steam Level: Slow burn to steamy 4/5 Hunter and Kyle have been best friends for years, with their friendship surviving Hunter's time in jail. I loved the story of how/why Hunter was incarcerated. Not the reason, but he story/emotion behind it. We met Felicity in the first book of the Bears of Southoak series. I didn't care for her much but she definitely grew on me in this book. I saw some (most?, all?) of the reveals coming but how the characters reacted was unexpected. Bearly Dangerous is a fun second book in this series. I received this audiobook for free. This is my honest and voluntary review.”
Bearly Rivals “Title: Bearly Rivals Author: Kayci Morgan Format: Audio Narrator: Gary Bennett Genre: Romance, Paranormal, Shifter (Bear), MMF, Former Friends, Enemies to Lovers, Second Chance, LGBT, BBW Standalone: Yes Part of a Series: Bears of Shouthoak book 1 POV: Bailey, Jaxon, Levi Steam Level: Slow burn to steamy 4/5 Bearly Rivals is the first book in the Bears of Southoak series. Bearly Rivals is a fast, steamy listen that builds the story and ratchets up the tension. I like that this story went to unexpected places and had a few twists and turns throughout. I received this audiobook for free. This is my honest and voluntary review.”
Ava & Will “Title: Ava & Will Author: Melanie James, Format: Audio Narrator: Hollie Jackson Genre: Romance, short story, married couple Standalone: Yes Part of a Series: Éveiller Drive, Book 1 POV: Ava and Will plus an omnipotent narrator 4/5 Ava & Will is the first book in the Éveiller Drive. Each book focuses on a different couple. Ava and Will are married but between life, kids, and work they've grown apart. I like how this book reminds you that how easy it is to let life pull you and your partner apart. And Ava wanted to get they spark back in her marriage. I like that there was not any drama between the couple and that they have a great support system. I liked how Ava grew comfortable is expressing her desires and Will responded with joy, love and passion. This seems like a good start to a series and an easy, quick and steamy read. I received this audiobook for free from Audiobooks Unleashed. This is my honest and voluntary review.”
A Gift for the Doctor “Title: A Gift for the Doctor Author: Sara Fields Format: Audio Narrator: Logan McAllister Genre: Alien Romance, SciFi, D/s Standalone: Somewhat but some plot lines are left open Part of a Series: Book 2 of Terranovum Brides POV: Morgana and Kade (mostly) Steam Level: Hot 4/5 I started this book forgetting that it's book two in a series of interconnected standalone stories in a trilogy. I haven't read the first book but had no trouble keeping up with the story. A Gift for the Doctor went places I wasn't expecting but enjoyed nonetheless. A Gift for the Doctor is a fast, steamy read full of adventure. I received this audiobook for free from Audiobooks Unleashed. This is my honest and voluntary review.”
Shift Happens “Title: Shift Happens Author: Carrie Pulkinen Format: Audio Narrator: Hollie Jackson Genre: Paranormal romantic comedy, romantic suspense, witches, werewolves, enemies to lovers Standalone: Yes Part of a Series: New Orleans Nocturnes boon 2 POV: Sophie and Trace Steam Level: Slow burn to steamy 4/5 Shift Happens is the second book in the New Orleans Nocturnes series. Shift Happens is a standalone but if you want to know more about Jane (Sophie's vampire best friend) then read the first book (Licensed to Bite) too. I enjoyed Shift Happens better than the first book. Trace's best friend and pack-mate is missing and Sophie is the main suspect. I figured out who the culprit was relatively quickly but the where the friend was I completely missed. And I giggled when Trace called Sophie out for missing it as well. Loved the snark and emotion and giggles. I received this audiobook for free from Audiobooks Unleashed. This is my honest and voluntary review.”
License to Bite “Title: License to Bite Author: Carrie Pulkinen Format: Audio Narrator: Hollie Jackson Genre: Paranormal romantic comedy, vampires, enemies to lovers Standalone: Yes Part of a Series: New Orleans Nocturnes boon 1 POV: Ethan and Jane Steam Level: Slow burn to steamy 4/5 Licensed to Bite is the first book in the new Orleans Nocturnes series. It was funny and self-aware making fun of the heroine and calling her out on her annoying character traits. The premise of a vampire who faints at the sight of blood isn't new but is still fun. The cast of characters introduces were fun and Licensed to Bite was a great start to a series that can be fun. I received this audiobook for free from Audiobooks Unleashed. This is my honest and voluntary review.”
SEE ME, SEE ME NOT “Title: See Me, See Me Not Author: Elodie Nowodazkij Format: Audio Narrator: Megan Carter Genre: YA, Thriller with romantic elements Standalone: Yes Part of a Series: Gavert City #2 POV: Mellie, Tessa, Luke Steam Level: Some kissing 5/5 See Me, See Me Not is the second book in the Gavert City series. You don't need to read the first book to understand/appreciate this book but if you do you'll get some background. In book one Tessa's mom confronts to main suspect of the angel killings, believing that her daughter Mellie was the first victim whose body was never found. In See Me, See Me Not we find out what happened to Mellie all those years ago. Once again, Elodie Nowodazkij weaves together a gripping story. Emotional and suspenseful See Me, See Me Not goes unexpected places, places you don't see coming but also make sense. I received this audiobook for free from Audiobooks Unleashed. This is my honest and voluntary review.”
FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT “Title: Fear Me, Fear Me Not Author: Elodie Nowodazkij Format: Audio Narrator: Megan Carter Genre: YA, Thriller with romantic elements Standalone: Yes Part of a Series: Gavert City #1 POV: Erin and Dimitri and the killer Steam Level: Some kissing 5/5 I love good mysteries and Fear Me, Fear Me Not was suspenseful with twists I didn't see coming. This is the first book I've read by Elodie Nowodazkij and I was impressed. Usually with mysteries I can see who the killer is but Fear Me, Fear Me Not kept me guessing. The killer's perspective really added to the chilling story and ramped up the tension even further. I received this audiobook for free from Audiobooks Unleashed. This is my honest and voluntary review.”
Pimp Dino “Titile: Pimp Dino Author: Pornelope Format: Audio Narrator: Buck J. Deat Genre: SciFi Erotica, Comedy, LGBT Standalone: Yes I think Ends abruptly Part of a series: Book 2 of 50 Scales of Grey POV: Shanna and Timmy and I forget the guy's name Steam Level: Well, it's erotica so it's more steam than story 3/5 Shanna and Timmy are back in Pimp Dino. Shanna's company sends 15 (7 women and 8 men) coworkers to help her with her expedition. So of course they have to celebrate seeing each other again by getting their freak on. M/F, F/Dino, M/M it doesn't matter. This one has even less story than book 1 and I'm officially done. Explored the WTF and it was an experience. I received this audiobook for free from Audiobooks Unleashed. This is my honest and voluntary review.”
Dinos Are A Girl’s Best Friend “Titile: Dinos Are A Girl's Best Friend Author: Pornelope Format: Audio Narrator: Buck J. Deat Genre: SciFi Erotica, Comedy Standalone: Yes but sets up for another Part of a series: Book 1 of 50 Scales of Grey POV: Shanna and Timmy Steam Level: Well, it's erotica so it's more steam than story 3/5 Have you ever seen something so ridiculous you can't help but check it out? Well that was me with this series. I saw book 2 and couldn't help but click on it only to realize that there was a book one as well. Resistance was futile. The premise is this - Shanna from way in the future travels back in time. But, due to a miscalculation she ends up in the age of dinosaurs which is less in the past that she wanted to go. She's the only human and rescues a dinosaur who is telepathic (all dinosaurs are telepathic) She's also empathic and can feel the energy that the dinosaurs exude during mating season leading to Timmy becoming more than a friend that she rescued and raised. This novella is only an hour long but it left me wondering what the heck I just listened to. And then promptly started the next book, because in for a penny, in for a pound. I received this audiobook for free from Audiobooks Unleashed. This is my honest and voluntary review.”
Hail Mary “Title: Hail Mary Author: Cassie Cole Format: Audio Narrators: Ramona Radcliff, Curt Bonnem Genre: Romance, sports (football), Reverse Harem Standalone: Yes Part of a Series: No POV: Mary Beth, Colt, DJ, Cody Steam Level: Hot 5/5 After finishing my last book I was looking for something light and fluffy with an HEA. Cassie Cole is always a fun and steamy adventure and laughs. Hail Mary was no exception. I like football stories and loved the aspect of Hail Mary being XFL rather than NFL (or college or high school) which I honestly don't know much about. I loved that we got the guys POVs along with Mary Beth and how all three guys have vastly different personalities that balance each other out. The amount of cheesy football jokes that were called out as cheesy was a ton of fun. I've listened to several Cassie Cole books and I think that this one has been my favorite. I love the distinctive characters but I would get Colt and Cody confused since one is the quarterback and the other the backup quarterback - although the mention of their hair-colors helped me distinguish one from the other. I also liked the secretive nature of their relationship since Mary Beth was worried about her professional reputation. While there was some angst between the main characters, Hail Mary was overall a fun, light-hearted story that was exactly what I needed. I received this audiobook for free from Audiobooks Unleashed. This is my honest and voluntary review.”
Tiger Queen “Title: Tiger Queen Author: Cassie Cole Format: Audio Narrator: Bridget Bordeaux Genre: Romance, Reverse Harem, suspense Standalone: Yes Part of a Series: No POV: Rachel, David, Jake and Anthony Steam Level: Toasty 4/5 Tiger Queen, like Tiger King, was ridiculous but also fun. Definitely cashing in off the popularity of the TV show, Tiger Queen asks what is Joe Exotic was a girl and a vet trying to help the animals rather than profiting off of them. Both educational and entertaining, addressing Carol Baskins, the zoo owners grooming young girls for their service, and polygamy. I can't even put into words Tiger Queen. I received this audiobook for free from Audiobooks Unleashed. This is my honest and voluntary review.”
Tamed on the Ranch “Title: Tamed on the Ranch Author: Delta James Format: Audio Format: Jack Calihan Genre: Romance - Western, BDSM Standalone: Yes Part of a Series: Takes place in the same world as Taming His Cowgirl POV: Luc and Melody Steam Level: Kindle-melting 5/5 I've listened to/read to several Delta James's stories. All have the same theme but all are so hot. I loved revisiting Sierra and Ryder and Tamed on the Ranch was a fun story. I found myself giggling with Melody and Sierra's antics. I also loved the friendship between Luc and Ryder and their loving exasperations with Melody and Sierra. If you're looking for a sexy, hot western romance with dominant men and spirited women then pick up Tamed on the Ranch. It was a fiery good time. I recieved this book for free from Audio”
Tamed On The Ranch “Title: Tamed on the Ranch Author: Delta James Format: Audio Format: Jack Calihan Genre: Romance - Western, BDSM Standalone: Yes Part of a Series: Takes place in the same world as Taming His Cowgirl POV: Luc and Melody Steam Level: Kindle-melting 5/5 I've listened to/read to several Delta James's stories. All have the same theme but all are so hot. I loved revisiting Sierra and Ryder and Tamed on the Ranch was a fun story. I found myself giggling with Melody and Sierra's antics. I also loved the friendship between Luc and Ryder and their loving exasperations with Melody and Sierra. If you're looking for a sexy, hot western romance with dominant men and spirited women then pick up Tamed on the Ranch. It was a fiery good time. I recieved this book for free from Audio”
Taming His Cowgirl “Title: Taming His Cowgirl Author: Delta James Format: Audio Narrator: Jack Calihan Genre: Romance - Second Chance, Small Town, Cowboy, Spanking Standalone: Yes Part of a Series: Book 1 of Taming His Cowgirl series POV: Mostly Sierra and Ryder but some omnipotent narrator without a clearly defined POV Steam Level: Hot 4/5 So I know that this story was supposed to be a super sexy second chance romance. However I found it a bit ridiculous. Rather than enjoying the sexiness that Delta James was going for I was giggling at the situations and shenanigans. While, in general, I like spankings (spanking scenes) these bordered on too much force and not enough aftercare. Overall I giggled at this book more than I probably should have which is why it's four stars rather than lower. I was definitely entertained, just probably not the way the author was intending. I received this audiobook from Audiobook Obsessions. This is my hones and voluntary review.”
Taming His Cowgirl “Title: Taming His Cowgirl Author: Delta James Format: Audio Narrator: Jack Calihan Genre: Romance - Second Chance, Small Town, Cowboy, Spanking Standalone: Yes Part of a Series: Book 1 of Taming His Cowgirl series POV: Mostly Sierra and Ryder but some omnipotent narrator without a clearly defined POV Steam Level: Hot 4/5 So I know that this story was supposed to be a super sexy second chance romance. However I found it a bit ridiculous. Rather than enjoying the sexiness that Delta James was going for I was giggling at the situations and shenanigans. While, in general, I like spankings (spanking scenes) these bordered on too much force and not enough aftercare. Overall I giggled at this book more than I probably should have which is why it's four stars rather than lower. I was definitely entertained, just probably not the way the author was intending. I received this audiobook from Audiobook Obsessions. This is my hones and voluntary review.”
Warlord: A Dark Shifter Romance “Title: Warlord Author: Delta James Format: Audio Narrator: jack Callahan Genre: Romance, paranormal (wolf shifter), darK Standalone: yes Part of a Series: I don't think so but definitely could be POV: Rowan and Alaric mostly Steam Level; hot, hot, hot 4.5/5 Warlord was a fun shifter romance that kept me listening. The push and pull between Rowan and Alaric lead to some very steamy tones. I really like jack Callahan’s voice. My only complaint is that I would have liked an epilogue. I received this audiobook for free from Audiobook Obsessions. This is my honest and voluntary review.”
Warlord “Title: Warlord Author: Delta James Format: Audio Narrator: jack Callahan Genre: Romance, paranormal (wolf shifter), darK Standalone: yes Part of a Series: I don't think so but definitely could be POV: Rowan and Alaric mostly Steam Level; hot, hot, hot 4.5/5 Warlord was a fun shifter romance that kept me listening. The push and pull between Rowan and Alaric lead to some very steamy tones. I really like jack Callahan’s voice. My only complaint is that I would have liked an epilogue. I received this audiobook for free from Audiobook Obsessions. This is my honest and voluntary review.”
Overlord: A Dark Shifter Romance “Title: Overlord Author: Delta James Format: Audio Narrator: Jack Calihan Genre: Romance, Shifter (Wolf), D/s Standalone: yes Part of a Series: Same World as Warlord (and I think Virgin Tribute) POV: Mostly Gareth and Sloan Steam Level: Hot 4/5 Overlord is set in the same world as Warlord and has some intermingling characters. If you’ve read Warlord then you see one of the same scenes (the climax of Warlord is the starting point for Overlord’s story). I liked how Delta James used the prologue as the epilogue to Gareth and Sloan’s story. I love the characters, especially the strong, independent females who try their matte’s patience quite frequently. I received this audiobook for free from Audiobooks Unleashed. This is my honest and voluntary review.”
Cocky Players: An Enemies to Lovers Menage Sports Romance “Title: Cocky Players Author: Shae Sullivan Format: Audio Narrators: Vivian Bradford, Jack Calihan Genre: Romance, sports (football) ménage (MFM), D/s, enemies-to-lovers, revenge, second chance Standalone: Yes Part of a Series: No POV: Lola, Walter and Chris Stem Level: Hot 3.5/5 What happens when revenge turns into love? Cocky Players is part second chance, part revenge, part enemies to lovers and part sports romance. In theory I should have liked this a lot more than I did. Cocky Players was sexy AF with two alpha males and one career-oriented woman. All three out to destroy each other. I didn’t really like Lola. Walter was okay. I liked Chris a lot though. His combined alpha with a heart is what made him the best. Lola’s backstory pushes too close to cheating for me, towing the line as to if cheating or not (I’m leaning toward yes due to her actions and lack of communication. I received this audiobook for free from Audiobooks Unleashed. This is my honest and voluntary review.”
Playing To Win “Title: Playing to Win Author: Stacy Lynn Format: Audio Narrator: Stella Hunter, Liam DiCosimo Genre: Romance, sports (hockey), second chance Standalone: yes Part of a Series: book 1 of Ice Kings POV: Kate and Jude Steam Level: steamy 5/5 I love both second chance and sports romance tropes so Playing to Win was right up my alley. Playing to Win is both sweet and funny, especially Jude’s parents. This is my first book by Stacey Lynn and I’ll definitely be reading more of her. I received this audiobook for free from Audiobooks Unleashed. This is my honest and voluntary review.”
DragonLord “Title: Dragonlord Author: Delta James Format: Audio Narrator: Jack Calihan Genre: Dark Shifter (Wolf and Dragon) Romance Standalone: ish Part of a Series: Related to Warlord, Overlord, and Wolflord And can definitely lead into more POV: Bridget and Gideon Steam Level: Hot 4.5/5 Dragonlord is my favorite so far but it also feels incomplete...like it needs another chapter or two (plus an epilogue). I like the world that Delta James has created with this series and look forward to reading more.”
Wolflord “Title: Wolflord Author: Delta James Format: Audio Narrator: Jack Calihan Genre: Dark, shifter (wolf) Romance, D/s Standalone: Yes Part of a Series: Related directly to Warlord and Overlord but also (maybe) the same world of Virgin Tribute POV: Rauri and Arielle Steam Level: Hot 4/5 I enjoy the world that Delta James has created in this series. I love the strong female characters who give their mates a run for their money. My only issue is that I want an epilogue.”
Wolflord “Title: Wolflord Author: Delta James Format: Audio Narrator: Jack Calihan Genre: Dark, shifter (wolf) Romance, D/s Standalone: Yes Part of a Series: Related directly to Warlord and Overlord but also (maybe) the same world of Virgin Tribute POV: Rauri and Arielle Steam Level: Hot 4/5 I enjoy the world that Delta James has created in this series. I love the strong female characters who give their mates a run for their money. My only issue is that I want an epilogue.”
Overlord “Title: Overlord Author: Delta James Format: Audio Narrator: Jack Calihan Genre: Romance, Shifter (Wolf), D/s Standalone: yes Part of a Series: Same World as Warlord (and I think Virgin Tribute) POV: Mostly Gareth and Sloan Steam Level: Hot 4/5 Overlord is set in the same world as Warlord and has some intermingling characters. If you’ve read Warlord then you see one of the same scenes (the climax of Warlord is the starting point for Overlord’s story). I liked how Delta James used the prologue as the epilogue to Gareth and Sloan’s story. I love the characters, especially the strong, independent females who try their matte’s patience quite frequently.”
Bear: A Dark Shifter Romance “Title: Bear Author: Delta James Format: Audio Narrator: Jack Calihan Genre: Dark, shifter (Bear) romance, suspense, D/S, Spanking Standalone: Yes Part of a Series: No POV: Haley and Cade Steam Level: Hot 4/5 At this point, I've read several Delta James books and Bear is what I've come to expect from her writing. While the spanking and disciple didn't bother me per se, I think if Cade had set some rules beforehand then it would have been more effective. Haley wasn't really told what he expected of her ahead of time which would have been hard. I also wish there had been an epilogue to help round out the story. Side note, as someone who was raised in Southern California in the 80's and 90's I was highly amused when we found out Just Cal's last name. Every time his first and last name were said together "and his dog Spot" went through my mind and I giggled.”
Virgin Tribute: A Dark Sci-Fi romance “Title: Virgin Tribute Author: Delta James Format: Audio Narrator: Nikki Monroe Genre: Dark, Sci-Fi Romance, D/s, Virgin, Shifter Standalone:Yes Part of a Series: No POV: Raegan, Drake Steam Level: Hot 4/5 Virgin Tribute takes place in a post-genetic mutation world. A dangerous world where a virgin is given to The Protector each year in exchange for protection. Raegen is chosen a that virgin tribute, despite not wanting to be. I like that Raegan is smart, sassy and strong, taking matters into her own hands to try and get out of the situation she's put it. While a fun romance, I liked other Delta James's books I've read previously better. Virgin Tribute was a fun afternoon listen but I wouldn't reread it. I received this audiobook for free from Audiobooks Unleashed. This is my honest and voluntary review.”
Stella and Sol Box Set “Title: Stella and Sol: The Complete Series: Author: Kimberly Loth Format: Audio Narrator: Angel Clark Genre: NA, Fantasy Standalone: Yes Part of a Series: Books 1 - 4 of Stella and Sol POV: Mostly Zwaansi Steam Level: Mostly Clean, some kissing 4/5 I'm of mixed mind about this story. Overall, I liked the suspense and the action throughout. My biggest issue, I didn't like Zwaansi. I never connected with her, didn't really like her and, frankly, was not invested in her or her happiness. She just seemed immature and selfish throughout. She lies or avoided everything difficult throughout. She matured a little at the end, but not enough to redeem her. I found this whole thing frustrating. See below for my reviews of each book. Book 1: God of the Sun 4/5 The world that Kimberly Roth has created is different. Two kingdoms must unite - one dark, one light. One magical, one not. I'm interested to see how this story plays out. It took me a little while to warm up on this book and I'm still not completely sold but it's interesting the morality instilled by the voice. What pulled me in was the mysteries that have pupped up along the way. Book 2: Prince of the Moon 4/5 While a bit slow, Prince of the Moon is well written and is keeping me intrigued. I'm still not sure if I like Zwaansi but I don't dislike her enough to stop listening. I'm interested to see how this series plays out. Book 3: King of the Stars 5/5 King of the Stars has been favorite of this series so far. The stakes and threats and assassination attempts continue to rise and the story explodes in King of the Stars. The person who wants Zwaansi dead is revealed and the ending is insane. I cannot wait to see the fallout and the conclusion to this epic story. Book 4: Queen of the Dawn Author: Kimberly Loth Format: Audio Narrator: Angel Clark Genre: NA, Fantasy Standalone: No, read the rest of the series first Part of a Series: Book 4 (the final book) of Stella and Sol POV: Mostly Zwaansi Steam Level: Mostly Clean, some kissing 3.5/5 Queen of the Dawn is the final book in the Stella and Sol series. I was a bit disappointed in the ending. There was all this build up and action throughout and then it just ended - no epilogue, nothing. The rest of the book was good, action-packed with the mystery throughout. I received this audiobook for free in the Steall and Sol Box Set from Audiobooks Unleashed. This is my honest and voluntary review.”
Never Doubt Me (Judge Me Not Book 2) “Title: Never Doubt Me Author: S.R. Grey Format: Audio Narrator: Amber Bray Genre: Romance Standalone: No Part of a Series: Book 2 of the Judge Me Not series POV: Chase and Kay Steam Level: Toasty 4/5 Never Doubt Me is the second book in the Judge Me Not series and starts exactly were I Stand Before You ends. Chase and Kay's story is just as emotional and gripping as Chase continues to fight his demons and they both deal with Chase's brother and some of his acting out. An emotional journey, Never Doubt Me kept me listening long past my intended listing time. And while I figured out the reveal long before it was revealed, I cannot wait to see how this plays out. I received this audiobook from Audiobooks Unleashed. This is my honest and voluntary review.”
I Stand Before You (Judge Me Not Book 1) “Title: I Stand Before You Author: S. R. Grey Format: audio Narrator: Amber Bray Genre: Romance Standalone: ish. The epilogue leads into book 2 Part of a Series: Yes book 1 of the Judge Me Not series POV: Chase and Kay Steam Level: slow burn to steamy 4/5 I Stand Before You was a sweet but gritty romance. Both characters deal with grief in different ways and live how Chase and Jay come together and strengthen each other. S.R. Grey does a fantastic job of portraying Chase’s struggles of recovery - probably more accurate than I’ve ever seen in a book. I received this audiobook for free from Audiobooks Unleashed. This is my honest and voluntary review.”
Broken Rules “Title: Broken Rules Author: Hanleigh Bradley Format: Audio Narrator:Shelby Hughes Genre: Romance, Virgin Standalone: No Part of a Series: Book 1 of The Rules Series POV: Aurora and Landon Steam Level: toasty 4/5 I don’t know how to describe Broken Rules. Landon is a man who has rules, rules to maintain his control. Aurora is out to break the rules she’s lived by her entire life, rules that were placed upon her by her parents. Landon and Aurora shouldn’t mix, but they do. Add in family drama, money and appearances and I’m not sure where this series will end up. This story kind of plods forward at a steady pace, but also goes back some when the POV is switched so that you can see both POV’s for the one event. It’s different but not unwelcome. Overall Broken Rules is a fun story and I look forward to seeing what will happen with Landon and Aurora and their both their family’s secrets.”
The Savage Mountain Reverse Harem Boxset “Title: The Savage Mountain Men Romance Collection: Books 1-4 Author: Mika Lane Format: Audio Narrator: Laurie West Genre: Romantic suspense, reverse harem Standalone: All books are standalone with no interconnected characters Part Of A Series: This box set includes all four books in the Savage Mountain Men series Steam Level: Hot 4/5 If you’re looking for a quick and dirty listen full of steam, emotion and hot, dangerous mountain men who are a lot more than meets the eye then this box set is for you. I listened to this audiobook quickly, binging the stories. My advice would be to take your time with these books, otherwise they can become a bit formulaic, with similar names (Jax and Jack), one cranky softy, and sometimes even with the same line about being “compelled to choose” and “would rather be alone one than have to choose.” But, other than this, The Savage Mountain Med collection is a fun and sexy listen. If you like romantic suspense, military, and reverse harem them you'll enjoy this series. Book 1 Title: The Captive Genre: Romance, romantic suspense mercenary, reverse harem Standalone: yes Part of a Series: Book 1 of the Savage Mountain Men Series POV: Joelle, Pierce, Jax, Reid, Blaze Steam Level: hot 5/5 The Captive is the first book in the Savage Mountain Men series. Jo goes camping in a remote location on Savage Mountain and ends up twisting her ankle when she meets Pierce and Jax who then take her to the cabin they share with Reid and Blaze. Things get crazier and sexier from there. All of them have secrets and I loved seeing them revealed. I’ve recently discovered Mika Lane and The Captive is just as good as the previous books I’ve read by Mika Lane. I cannot wait to dive into book two. Favorite Quote: If I didn’t kill her I swear I’d be marrying this bitch. Book 2 Title: The Runaway Genre: Romance, romantic suspense, military, mercenary, reverse harem Standalone: yes Part of a Series: Book 2 of the Savage Mountain Men Series POV: Christian, Mari, Dutch, Victor, Red Steam Level: hot 5/5 This is the first Mika Lane book that I’ve read that has an epilogue. I loved that addition. The Runaway was a super sexy, super cute reverse harem romance. I loved both the military and the mercenary aspects of it. The Runaway sucked me in and held me tight. The suspense was a fun aspect and I don’t think I’ll ever look at houseplants the same again. Book 3 Title: The Pursued Genre: Romance, suspense, military, mercenary, security, reverse harem Standalone: yes Part of a Series: book 3 in the Savage Mountain Men series POV: Phee, Jack, Axel, Spence, Reggie Steam Level: toasty 4/5 The Pursued, was a fun listen. However, I didn’t find it as compelling as the previous books in the series. I liked the mystery involved but it was also pretty obvious. The Pursued fell a little flat to me but it was a quick and dirty listen. Book 4: Title: The Prize Genre: Romance, runaway bride, reality TV, suspense, mercenary, military Standalone: yes Part of a Series: book 4 of 4 in the Savage Mountain Men series POV: Alessia, Dash, Forest, Turk, Remy Steam Level: hot 4/5 The Prize is Book 4 of 4 in the Savage Mountain Men series. All books are standalone with no interconnected characters. The Prize was fun, especially with their cabin being in a remote and secret location and the suspense of Alessia being on reality TV. The guys were fun, especially with Dash’s computer skills. I liked the epilogue and how one of guy’s story was in the road to being mended. Overall The Prize was a lot of fun but I liked some of the earlier books better. But if you want a quick, steamy listen that’s also rather funny at times then check out The Prize. I listened to this audiobook for free from Audiobooks Unleashed. This is my honest and voluntary review.”