Category: Rating A

Listen Up! #Audibook Review: P..

Posted November 8, 2018 by Jen in Listen Up!, Rating A, sci-fi/fantasy
Listen Up! #Audibook Review: Phoenix Unbound by Grace Draven

Audiobook review: Phoenix Unbound Author:  Grace Draven Narrator: Katharine McEwan Audio Speed: 1.5x Series: Fallen Empire #1 Genre: Fantasy, Romance Source: Penguin Random House Audio Phoenix Unbound is the first in Grace Draven’s new Fallen Empire series. While I’d classify the book as fantasy, there is a captivating romantic storyline between the two main characters, Gilene and Azarion. Tossed together […]

Review: Diamond Fire by Ilona ..

Posted November 5, 2018 by Jen in Rating A, reviews, urban fantasy
Review: Diamond Fire by Ilona Andrews

Diamond Fire Author: Ilona Andrews Reviewer: Jen Rating: A What I’m Talking About: For those who enjoy the Hidden Legacy series, Diamond Fire is an entertaining, must-read novella. While the book doesn’t tackle the little surprise the authors left for readers at the end of the Wildfire, they do put to rest the Nevada-Rogan storyline […]

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Posted October 17, 2018 by Jen in contemporary romance, Listen Up!, Rating A
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Boy Toy by Sarina Bowen & Tanya Eby

Audiobook Review: Boy Toy Authors:  Sarina Bowen and Tanya Eby Narrators:  Tanya Eby and Teddy Hamilton Audio Listening Speed: 1.25x Series: Man Hands #3 Genre: Contemporary Romance Source: Purchased Boy Toy is the third story following three good friends as each finds true love. This time around it’s Sadie’s turn for happiness. After watching her marriage […]

Review: Rebel Hard by Nalini S..

Posted October 15, 2018 by Jen in contemporary romance, Rating A, reviews
Review: Rebel Hard by Nalini Singh

Rebel Hard Author: Nalini Singh Reviewer: Jen Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: Nayna Sharma has spent most of her life trying to keep peace within her family. She is the ultimate good child to her mostly traditional Indian parents because her older sister shamed the family with her personal affairs. Although her sister has […]

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Posted September 20, 2018 by Jen in Listen Up!, Rating A, urban fantasy
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Magic Triumphs by Ilona Andrews

Audiobook review: Magic Triumphs Author:  Ilona Andrews Narrator: Renee Raudman Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: Kate Daniels #10 Genre: Urban Fantasy Source: Brilliance Audio Magic Triumphs is everything I wanted from the concluding book in my all-time favorite series. Having read the book last month, I already knew that it is an emotional story. Filled with the typical Kate shenanigans, amazing […]

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Posted September 13, 2018 by Jen in contemporary romance, Listen Up!, Rating A
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Stud in the Stacks by Pippa Grant

Audiobook review: Stud in the Stacks Author:  Pippa Grant Narrators: Karen White & Joe Arden Audio Speed: 1.5x Series: Standalone Genre: Contemporary Romance Source: Tantor Audio Right from the start, I knew I was going to love Stud in the Stacks. The whirl-wind romance begins as we meet Knox, a one-time erotic dancer (had to pay for college somehow), now […]

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Review + Blog Tour: One-Eyed Royals by Cordelia Kingsbridge

One-Eyed Royals Author: Cordelia Kingsbridge Reviewer: B. Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: Since their reappearance in Las Vegas, the Seven of Spades has been diligently adding to their kill tally, dispensing their own form of justice, and driving homicide detective Levi Abrams to the edge. Add in the suspicions of his co-workers, a lot […]

Review: Josh and Hazel’s..

Posted September 10, 2018 by Jen in contemporary romance, Rating A, reviews
Review: Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren

Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating Author: Christina Lauren Reviewer: Jen Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating is one of the most touching friends-to-lovers stories I’ve enjoyed over the years. Reminiscent of When Harry Met Sally, the story follows Josh and Hazel from the first few times […]

Review: Magic Triumphs by Ilon..

Posted August 27, 2018 by Jen in Rating A, reviews, urban fantasy
Review: Magic Triumphs by Ilona Andrews

Magic Triumphs Author: Ilona Andrews Reviewer: Jen Rating: A What I’m Talking About: Magic Triumphs is an emotional read that brings a satisfying end to the Kate Daniels series as we know and love it. It is filled with the typical Kate shenanigans, but it’s so much more. The authors don’t short change long-time fans, […]

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Posted August 24, 2018 by Jen in contemporary romance, Listen Up!, Rating A
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Good Boy by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy

Audiobook review: Good Boy Authors:  Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy Narrators: Teddy Hamilton & Tanya Eby Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: WAGs #1 Genre: Contemporary Romance Source: Purchased Jess Canning is struggling to find her path in life. Planning and hosting her brother Jamie’s wedding to NHL superstar, Ryan Wesley, helped her realize party planning isn’t the job for her. After […]

Review: Highland Betrayal by A..

Posted August 7, 2018 by Nima in historical romance, Rating A, reviews
Review: Highland Betrayal by Alyson McLayne

Highland Betrayal Author: Alyson McLayne Reviewer: Nima Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: I enjoyed Highland Betrayal every bit as much as McLayne’s last book in the series, Highland Conquest.  This is the third book of five in the Sons of Gregor MacLeod series following the five boys fostered by Gregor MacLeod and raised as […]

Review: Frenchman Street by Su..

Posted August 6, 2018 by Jen in Rating A, Rating B, reviews, urban fantasy
Review: Frenchman Street by Suzanne Johnson

Frenchman Street Author: Suzanne Johnson Reviewer: Jen Rating: A-/B+ What I’m Talking About: Frenchman Street is the culmination of and fitting end to one of my favorite urban fantasy series, the Sentinels of New Orleans. Although it’s been a couple of years since the previous full-length release, the author does a fabulous job, without info-dumping, […]

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Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Us by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy

Audiobook review: Us Authors:  Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy Narrators: Teddy Hamilton & Jacob Morgan Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: Him #2 Genre: LGBTQ (m/m Romance), Contemporary Romance Source: Purchased After absolutely loving the friends-to-lovers story of Him, I had mixed feelings going into Us. Of course, most of me wanted more of Jamie and Wes, but part of me […]

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Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Him by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy

Audiobook review: Him Authors:  Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy Narrators: Teddy Hamilton & Jacob Morgan Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: Him #1 Genre: LGBTQ (m/m Romance), Contemporary Romance Source: Purchased As teens attending a hockey elite camp each summer in Lake Placid, Ryan (Wes) Wesley and Jamie Canning became the kind of best friends that are forever. However, Wes harbored […]