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Posted February 7, 2019 by Jen in Listen Up!, mystery/suspense, Rating B
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Beaches, Bungalows & Burglaries by Tonya Kappes

Audiobook review: Beaches, Bungalows & Burglaries Author: Tonya Kappes Narrator: Johanna Parker Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: Camper & Criminals Cozy Mystery series #1 Genre: Cozy Mystery Source: Tantor Audio Mae West’s life just took a turn for the worse: her husband was arrested for running a Ponzie scheme, and Mae is left with nothing but a barely-drivable […]

Review: The Matchmaker’s..

Posted February 5, 2019 by Jen in Rating C, reviews, romance, woman's fiction
Review: The Matchmaker’s List by Sonya Lalli

The Matchmaker’s List Author: Sonya Lalli Reviewer: Jen Rating: B-/C- (see below) What I’m Talking About: I’m just going to come out and say this – while I enjoyed parts of The Matchmaker’s List, I struggled with the review and how to rate the title. I went in expecting a romance and therefore a happily […]

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Posted January 31, 2019 by Jen in Listen Up!, Rating A, urban fantasy
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Diamond Fire by Ilona Andrews

Audiobook review: Diamond Fire Author: Ilona Andrews Narrator: Renée Raudman & Emily Rankin Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: Hidden Legacy #3.5 Genre: Urban Fantasy, novella Source: purchased I always, always love doing a “re-read” of any Ilona Andrew book via the audiobook format, and Diamond Fire is no exception. This wonderful novella is a transitional story in the Hidden […]

Review: Flare Up by Shannon St..

Posted January 30, 2019 by Jen in contemporary romance, Rating B, reviews
Review: Flare Up by Shannon Stacey

Flare Up Author: Shannon Stacey Reviewer: Jen Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: Shannon Stacey is always one of my go-to authors for small-town, family-centric, feel-good romances. Her Boston Fire series, although set in a bigger city, has the neighborhood feel and continues to fit the bill with its tight-knit firefighting family. We have met […]

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Posted January 24, 2019 by Jen in Listen Up!, Rating B, urban fantasy
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: The Phoenix Illusion by Lisa Shearin

Audiobook review: The Phoenix Illusion Author: Lisa Shearin Narrator: Johanna Parker Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: SPI Files #6 Genre: Urban Fantasy Source: Purchased Having read/listened to the SPI Files since the beginning, I’ve found myself frustrated with the past couple books, yet I wasn’t quite ready to say goodbye because I’ve always enjoyed the mythology and world that Ms. Shearin […]

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Posted January 22, 2019 by Jen in Historical Fiction, Listen Up!, mystery/suspense, Rating B
​Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas

Audiobook review: A Study in Scarlet Women Author:  Sherry Thomas Narrator: Kate Reading Audio Speed: 1.5x Series: Lady Sherlock #1 Genre: Historical Mystery Source: Purchased Charlotte Holmes is an odd duck, especially among her peers of the time. Knowing she’d never want to marry, she made a deal with her father that she could go to school and become a […]

Review: Season of Sorcery Anth..

Posted January 21, 2019 by Jen in Rating B, reviews, romance, sci-fi/fantasy, urban fantasy
Review: Season of Sorcery Anthology

Season of Sorcery Anthology Authors: Jennifer Estep, Grace Draven, Amanda Bouchet, Jeffe Kennedy Reviewer: Jen Rating: B What I’m Talking About: Winter’s Web: At a local Renaissance Faire, Gin sees danger. Only this time, she isn’t the target. But her fixation with Hugh and the Circle leads her to make mistakes. I like that we […]

Review: Once Ghosted, Twice Sh..

Posted January 16, 2019 by Jen in contemporary romance, lesbian romance, LGBTQ, Rating B, reviews
Review: Once Ghosted, Twice Shy by Alyssa Cole

Once Ghosted, Twice Shy Author: Alyssa Cole Reviewer: Jen Rating: B- What I’m Talking About: After thoroughly enjoying the first two titles in Ms. Cole’s Reluctant Royals series, I was pumped to see that Prince Thabiso’s awesome mega assistant extraordinaire, Likotsi, was going to get her own story! Although Once Ghosted, Twice Shy is definitely […]

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Posted January 14, 2019 by Jen in Listen Up!, Rating A, urban fantasy
Listen Up! #Audibook Review: Summoned to Thirteenth Grave by Darynda Jones

Audiobook Review: Charley Davidson Series Title: Summoned to Thirteenth Grave Author: Darynda Jones Narrator: Lorelei King Audio Speed: 1.5x Series: Charley Davidson #13 (final book) Genre: Urban Fantasy Source: Macmillan Audio Summoned to Thirteenth Grave is the final book in the Charley Davidson series, so I strongly suggest you not start the series with this title. Overall, this series has been […]

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Posted January 9, 2019 by Jen in contemporary romance, Listen Up!, Rating B
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren

Audiobook review: My Favorite Half-Night Stand Author:  Christina Lauren Narrators: Shayna Thibodeaux & Deacon Lee Audio Speed: 1.5x Series: Standalone Genre: Contemporary Romance, Rom-Com Source:  Simon & Schuster Audio My Favorite Half-Night Stand is another wonderful story from the writing team of Christina Lauren. The characters are silly and fun, yet have realistic problems that ground them and make […]

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Posted January 7, 2019 by Jen in Listen Up!, military/suspense romance, Rating B
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Ivan by Kit Rocha

Audiobook review: Ivan Author:  Kit Rocha Narrator: Tatiana Sokolov Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: Gideon’s Riders #3 Genre: Dystopian/Futuristic Military Romance Source: Tantor Audio Ivan is the third book in the Gideon’s Riders series, and the romance between main characters Ivan and Maricela has been brewing since the first story. Theirs is a star-crossed romance of sorts: she’s a royal princess […]

Review: The Arrows of the Hear..

Posted January 3, 2019 by Jen in Rating B, reviews, romance, sci-fi/fantasy
Review: The Arrows of the Heart by Jeffe Kennedy

The Arrows of the Heart Author: Jeffe Kennedy Reviewer: Jen Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: We return once again to the magical world of the Tala and the surrounding Twelve Kingdoms. The Arrows of the Heart picks up the story of Karyn af Hardie, the Dasnarian ex-wife of Kral who gave up her comfortable […]

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Posted December 27, 2018 by Jen in contemporary romance, Listen Up!, Rating B
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Love to Win by Lisa Ricard Claro

Audiobook review: Love to Win Author: Lisa Ricard Claro Narrator:  Pam Dougherty Audio Speed: 1.5x Series: Fireflies #3 Genre: Sweet Contemporary Romance Source: Author Love to Win is the third (and final… for now!) feel-good romance in the Fireflies series. As I stated in my review of the second book, Love to Believe, these titles are each standalone romances; […]

Review: Operation: Endgame by ..

Posted December 26, 2018 by Jen in Rating B, reviews, steampunk
Review: Operation: Endgame by Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris

Operation: Endgame Author: Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris Reviewer: Jen Rating: B/B+ What I’m Talking About: Operation: Endgame is just that… the final adventure with the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences for our beloved heroes, Eliza Braun and Wellington Books. I have loved Books and Braun since their first story and am sad to let them […]