Format: Audiobook

Brighter Than the Sun by Darynda Jones

Brighter Than the Sun by Darynda Jones

Posted October 6, 2015 by Jennifer in Book Review | 1 Comment

Brighter Than the Sun has renewed my interest in the Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones. Don’t go into it thinking there will be fun times and snark. Reyes had a dark, dark childhood and even Charley had some dark times and we get to see them. Some in great detail. We’ve learned along with Charley about Reyes’ past and the crappy childhood he had. But now we get to see it all from his POV. From the moment he first saw Charley being born up to the present. And it’s more heart breaking than Charley ever knew. If you didn’t already swoon over Reyes Alexander Farrow, you will after reading/listening to Brighter Than the Sun. And if you didn’t hate Charley’s step mom before […]


Audio Review: Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren

Audio Review: Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren

Posted September 26, 2015 by Jennifer in Book Review | 2 Comments

  I MUST get my hands on everything that Christina Lauren writes!   I’m going to start by saying that I’ve never found a Frenchman sexy before. I mean the accent has never done anything for me, not like say a Scottish accent. When I hear a French accent on a guy I think girly. So I was so glad that Shayna Thibodeaux voiced Ansel with a very low-key accent. That was probably due to the fact that Ansel has an American mother so his English is very good. The only time the French really comes into play is when he is speaking French or in a few words when speaking English. Shayna’s narration and Christina Lauren’s writing made me form my first crush on a Frenchman. […]


Bunny and the Bear by Eve Langlais

Bunny and the Bear by Eve Langlais

Posted September 23, 2015 by Jennifer in Book Review | 3 Comments

    I love bear shifters and the fact that the guy is a bear is a main reason I’ve had Bunny and the Bear on my TBR. Then when I saw it was being released on audio and that Abby Craden was the narrator I knew I had to try it out on audio. Bunny and the Bear is the first story I’ve read about a bunny shifter but Miranda is no ordinary bunny! LOL Miranda and Chase’s romance was hilarious. Come on, a big and grumpy grizzly bear lusting after a cute little bunny? The sexual references to honey buns and talented bear lips are ones I’ve heard before with bear shifters but they are funny every time. Chase can’t stop thinking about bunny pie and Miranda can’t […]


Audio Review: Gone Missing by Linda Castillo

Audio Review: Gone Missing by Linda Castillo

Posted September 14, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

    Kate Burkholder is called in as a consultant with John Tomasetti when several Amish girls have gone missing. What follows is an unsettling dive into the girls’ activities prior to their disappearance and the troubling relationships they’d formed.   The prologue sets the tone for this disturbing story and was always in the background as the investigation proceeded. There are plenty of red herrings but the clues helped eliminate suspects and focus on the remaining. However, I was still surprised at the resolution.   While I really liked this story, I wasn’t thrilled with the number of issues left unresolved. I’m hoping some of these are addressed in future stories. Kate and Tomasetti’s relationship, however, was a real positive. It’s moving slowly and […]


Audio Review: The Martian by Andy Weir

Audio Review: The Martian by Andy Weir

Posted September 13, 2015 by Jennifer in Book Review | 8 Comments

The Martian came highly recommend by The Bookaholic Cat and many other bloggers (Carmel at Rabid Reads and Melanie at Hotlistens). I’ve not really read sci-fi before so I kept putting it off. But after I saw the movie trailer I knew I had to finally listen to it. You were right ladies! I can safely say that I don’t think I would have enjoyed The Martian as much if I had read it. R.C. Bray really brought out the humor that Andy Weir wrote helping me (a non-science nerd) get around some of the boring science terms. Since I did see the movie trailer before listening, I’m picturing Matt Damon as Mark Watney but with R.C. Bray’s voice. LOL Mark Watney is a great character! I would risk a trip […]


Sustained by Emma Chase + Interview

Sustained by Emma Chase + Interview

Posted September 11, 2015 by Jennifer in Author Interview, Book Review | 1 Comment

       Confession, I had an egalley via Netgalley to read but I got behind on my reading and when I saw Sebastian York was the narrator I bought the audio of Sustained.   I. Had. To. While I enjoyed the first book in the series, I wasn’t wow’d by Overruled.  But with Sustained, The Legal Briefs series has hit the sweet spot with the second installment. Fans of Drew Evans in Chase’s Tangled series are going to LOVE Jake. Much like Drew, Jack throws women away like used tissues. He doesn’t do repeats or relationships. He’s always honest and up front with them. “I’m going for a run. There’s coffee in the pot and cab money on the front table. You don’t need to be here […]


Audio Review: Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

Audio Review: Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

Posted September 10, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments

  Julia Jarmond, an American journalist living in Paris, is assigned to cover the upcoming 60th anniversary of the Vel ‘d ‘Hiv, the day French Jews were arrested in the “roundup,” and ultimately sent to the death camps in Auschwitz. She becomes obsessed with what she learns, particularly about the fate of one young girl and her family.   I found the story extraordinary on several levels. First, I was unaware of this historic event and found it astounding that so little is ever mentioned of France’s involvement in the Holocaust. It’s especially troubling given that it was French soldiers, not the Nazis, who orchestrated the roundup. Secondly, the contrasts between the attitudes of the French people in 1942 and those in the modern day […]


Joint Review: Brown-Eyed Girl by Lisa Kleypas

Joint Review: Brown-Eyed Girl by Lisa Kleypas

Posted September 9, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | 11 Comments

       Almost everyone who’s read this series wanted Joe’s story. It’s not necessarily because of what we knew about him, but the last story ended with him barely surviving the boat accident. We just needed to know…more. He was a blank page so I didn’t have any expectations. Avery Crosslin meets Joe Travis at one of her weddings she’s managing, mistaking him for one of the photographer’s minions. Something about the brown-eyed redhead appeals to Joe and so begins his pursuit. She’s not interested, having barely survived her last relationship but…he’s a Travis so he doesn’t go away easily. This story is told from Avery’s point of view, but I still got a clear picture of Joe and how he fit into his family. […]