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Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: The Curse of the Tenth Grave by Darynda Jones

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: The Curse of the Tenth Grave by Darynda Jones Welcome to my weekly feature that focuses on audiobooks. It’s time to… Audiobook review: The Curse of the Tenth Grave Author: Darynda Jones Narrator: Lorelei King Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: Charley Davidson #10 Genre: Urban Fantasy Source: purchased After spending the previous book lost in Sleepyhollow with no memories, Charley is back at home and working as a private investigator. Meanwhile, she’s trying to learn more about the three gods sent to kill her daughter, and if Reyes, her beloved husband and the son of Satan, knows he was formed from one of those gods. For those who have followed my reviews, you know that I’ve had a love/hate relationship with the Charley Davidson series. I felt...
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Aug
29

Review + Excerpt: Homecoming by Shannon Stacey

Review + Excerpt: Homecoming by Shannon Stacey Homecoming Author: Shannon Stacey Reviewer: Jen Twimom Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: Homecoming begins immediately following the conclusion of the previous book, where we find several of the Stewart Mills residents in the hospital following the aftermath of Coach McDonnell’s apparent heart attack on the football field. While recovering, Coach wants Sam Leavitt, former Eagles championship quarterback, to come home from Texas and coach the team. Even though Sam agrees, he does so knowing it is temporary because he will never move back to Stewart Mills, the place of his nightmarish childhood. Jen Cooper grew up in Stewart Mills and loves her job as the high school guidance...
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Aug
25

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: For 100 Days by Lara Adrian

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: For 100 Days by Lara Adrian Welcome to my weekly feature that focuses on audiobooks. It’s time to… Audiobook Review: For 100 Days Author: Lara Adrian Narrator: Summer Morton Audio Speed: 2x Series: 100 Days #1 Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance Source: Tantor Audio Avery is a starving artist living in New York, scraping by as a bartender for a trendy club. She hasn’t sold anything in a year and is being dropped by her gallery. Now with an eviction notice looming, Avery gets a gift when Claire asks her to house sit her uptown condo. It’s at her new, albeit temporary, home that she first runs into the powerful and handsome Dominic “Nick” Baine. When the pair meet again at a gallery...
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Aug
23

Review: Wild Embrace by Nalini Singh

Review: Wild Embrace by Nalini Singh Wild Embrace Author: Nalini Singh Reviewer: Jen Twimom Rating: B What I’m Talking About: Wild Embrace is a collection of short stories and novellas that fall at different points of the known Psy-Changeling timeline, most covering one specific point, with “Dorian” spanning several years from his youth to adulthood. Each story is standalone and falls outside the overarching storylines of the series. Echo of Silence The story shares the chaste, forbidden love between a human engineer and a telekinetic Psy in the days before Silence fell. Tazia left her small village years ago, never to return. She is from a small village with a traditional upbringing, resulting in a...
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Aug
18

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Still the One by Jill Shalvis

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Still the One by Jill Shalvis Welcome to my weekly feature that focuses on audiobooks. It’s time to… Audiobook review: Still the One Author: Jill Shalvis Narrator: Karen White Audio Speed: 1.5x Series: Animal Magnetism #6 Genre: Contemporary Romance Source: Purchased Picking up the characters and stories started in the previous title, Still the One shares the story and romance of Darcy and AJ. Darcy is the sister of Wyatt (Then Came You), still recovering from a near-fatal car wreck. Darcy is able to walk and mostly get around on her own thanks to her Wyatt’s best friend, physical therapist AJ. Over the months of P/T, which we first witness in Then Came You, AJ and Darcy have developed a dangerous attraction,...
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Aug
17

Review: The Sight by Chloe Neill

Review: The Sight by Chloe Neill The Sight Author: Chloe Neill Reviewer: Jen Twimom Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: In the second book of her Devil’s Isle series, Ms. Neill expands upon her exciting world filled with Paranormals, humans, and Sensitives (humans with magic abilities). The Sight picks up with heroine Claire Connolly and her group of friends continuing to thrive in post-war New Orleans, in the Zone, an area ravaged by the battle between Paranormals and humans. However, a newly emerging group, the Reveillon, wants to rid the world of all things magical, as well as the humans who support the capturing and jailing of Paranormals at Devil’s Isle. The Reveillon’s leader will...
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Aug
12

Review: Dare to Stay by Jen McLaughlin

Review: Dare to Stay by Jen McLaughlin Dare to Stay Author: Jen McLaughlin Reviewer: Jen Twimom Rating: B What I’m Talking About: Having betrayed his best friend in order to take his position in the Sons of Steel Road gang, Chris was the “bad guy” from the first Sons of Steel Road title, Dare to Run. Dare to Stay opens moments after the dramatic conclusion of the previous book, with Chris experiencing a true epiphany; remorse over his actions and the loss of his only true friend. Beat up and near death, Chris breaks into a pharmacy to help himself recover. However, he wasn’t expecting genuine kindness from his longtime crush, Molly. Molly’s father was killed...
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Aug
11

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Cream of the Crop by Alice Clayton

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Cream of the Crop by Alice Clayton Welcome to my weekly feature that focuses on audiobooks. It’s time to… Audiobook Review: Cream of the Crop Author: Alice Clayton Narrators: Olivia Song & Deacon Lee Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: Hudson Valley #2 Genre: Contemporary Romance Source: Simon & Schuster Audio Natalie Grayson is the definition of a Manhattan Girl. She loves her island and adores everything about her fast-paced, high society party scene, working girl life. But… there is that hot dairy farmer and her secret dream to live in the country, making cheese. So when Natalie gets the opportunity to work on a Bailey Falls tourism campaign, she jumps at the chance to head upstate to the Hudson Valley town where her best...
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Aug
4

Review: A Fine Mess by Kelly Siskind

Review: A Fine Mess by Kelly Siskind A Fine Mess Author: Kelly Siskind Reviewer: Jen Twimom Rating: A+ What I’m Talking About: Lily has been living in break-up limbo for a year. She and boyfriend Kevin have been together for 11 years, but the relationship has turned comfortable and loveless. Finally getting the courage she needs, she ends things with Kevin. The primary push to finally make the break generated in her feelings for her friend and boss, Sawyer, whom she met nine months ago on a girls’ weekend in Aspen (My Perfect Mistake) The spark between the pair made her realize how much she doesn’t love Kevin any longer. Sawyer is head-over-heels for Lily since...
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Aug
4

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Nuts by Alice Clayton

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Nuts by Alice Clayton Welcome to my weekly feature that focuses on audiobooks. It’s time to… Audiobook Review: Nuts Author: Alice Clayton Narrators: Shayna Thibodeaux & Sebastian York Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: Hudson Valley #1 Genre: Contemporary Romance Source: Simon & Schuster Audio In an effort to escape the small town where she grew up and her mother’s crazy ways, Roxie went to culinary school and moved to LA where she’s started her own business, catering to the stars. However, when her mom needs Roxie, she heads home to Bailey Falls, NY, to run the family dinner for the summer. JUST the summer. What she wasn’t expecting was to enjoy her reacquaintance with her hometown or meeting a...
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