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Lost Rider: Coming Home #1 by Harper Sloan

Lost Rider: Coming Home #1 by Harper Sloan

The first (yep – I know – bad blogger) I’ve read from Harper Sloan and also the first in her new Coming Home series. When I chose this audiobook for review, I wanted something that way decidedly low-angst and escapist. Narrated by Elizabeth Louise and Jason Carpenter, please read on for my review of Read more of this post

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

Demand: Careless Whispers #2 by Lisa Renee Jones ~ AudioBook Review

Demand: Careless Whispers #2 by Lisa Renee Jones ~ AudioBook Review

The second book in the Careless Whispers series is on the blog today with a review of the audiobook version of the story narrated by Elizabeth Louise.  Lisa Renee Jones has brought all of my favorite elements from the Inside Out Series to this one: where tension, questions, mysteries and danger all swirl around the characters to catch readers in the whirlwind. Please read on for my review for

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Ripped: Real #5 by Katy Evans ~ AudioBook Review

Ripped: Real #5 by Katy Evans ~ AudioBook Review

Continuing my habit of jumping into series when I hear about them, rather than as they start brings me to jump into Katy Evans’ Real series, where I start with  the fifth in the series. This new adult rock-star themed romance series intrigues with the cover (something I rarely mention) but engages with the story and characters.

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After: After # 1 by Anna Todd ~ AudioBook Review

After: After # 1 by Anna Todd  ~ AudioBook Review

I had heard some buzz around this title, and the premise looked interesting despite the ‘fan fiction’ inspiration. After is the story of a young girl, leaving home for University and real freedom for the first time in her life, and just how she deals with the new experiences.  While dancing that line between teen-appropriate and new adult, I’m putting this one firmly in the teen read category: our heroine is a teen, although a very sheltered one, and she does encounter many issues that will face new college students no matter their backgrounds.

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AudioBook Review Inked Armor: Clipped Wings # 2 by Helena Hunting

AudioBook Review:

The second book that I have reviewed in this series, I have to admit that I found this a ‘guilty pleasure’ read: we all like a touch of dramatics when they aren’t our own, and Hunting provides several drama-filled scenes to keep readers amused, even as they are rolling their eyes.   This is very solidly a New Adult title with all of the issues that fit well with the character’s ages:  somewhat self-absorbed, immature, indecisive and still finding their pathways into adulthood.
Hayden and Tenley have an electric connection, yet can’t seem to get out of their own way and TALK about their issues before throwing them at each other and using their issues and pasts as great iron walls that serve to push them away.  Despite their inability to communicate effectively on a regular basis, that doesn’t stop their magnetic attraction, nor their acting on their needs, repeatedly with some clever wordplay used to describe the action.  Read more of this post

AudioBook Review: Cupcakes and Ink, Clipped Wings 0.5 by Helena Hunting

AudioBook Review:

A quick and short listen that is background information for the Clipped Wings series and more specifically the characters of Tenley and Hayden, and how these two came to know one another.  Helena Hunting has managed to create a short novella installment that manages to encourage new readers for her series, while simultaneously providing a nice tidbit to readers only familiar with the longer stories.

Hunting’s writing is smooth and descriptive, and she manages to completely differentiate both voices and points of view for Tenley and Hayden as she gives the floor to Tenley in the first half and Hayden in the second.  There are differences that are both sex and age appropriate to the feel and sound of the characters, and letting us see a glimpse of the emotional turmoil that is integral to their lives at the moment.  Read more of this post