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Choosing Riley Audiobook

Choosing Riley: Sarafin Warriors, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

New York Times and USA Today best-selling author S.E. Smith presents another action-, adventure-, and suspense-filled story to transport listeners out of this world.

Riley St. Claire has always followed her own rules. When she discovers her current employer is not as law-abiding as she thought, she has to leave town in a hurry...or end up buried with the dead guy she discovered. She doesn't expect to be picked up by a passing trader from another world.

As the ruling king of Sarafin, Vox d'Rojah is expected to produce a son who will be joined in marriage with the first-born daughter of the king of Valdier. But Vox has no intentions of having any sons, at least not in the near future. He's quite happy with the wide selection of females at his disposal. When Vox is captured by a ruthless Valdier royal and sold to a mining operation, the last thing he expects to find is his bride mate.

Vox isn't sure which would be easier: fighting another war with the Valdier or capturing and holding on to the human female who's unlike anyone he has ever encountered. Now he must escape back to his world while fighting pirates, traders - and Riley!

The king of Sarafin has met his match in Ms. Riley St. Claire from Earth. Now he just needs to figure out a way to let her know he has chosen her as his queen - and he has every intention of keeping her by his side forever.

©2013 Susan E. Smith (P)2016 S.E. Smith

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    elizabeth 06/03/2017
    elizabeth 06/03/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "I love Riley!!"
    What did you like most about Choosing Riley?

    The Character Riley


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Riley - she had sass


    What does David Brenin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Nothing as I listen to the books whilst driving


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Riley - One of a kind woman


    Any additional comments?

    No thanks

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 01/01/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "what a great book I loved it."

    the wit in it was great and funny. thank you I needed a good laught

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Imee B 05/11/2016
    Imee B 05/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Riveting addictive"

    S E Smith you done it again, choosing Riley is one of my favourite from this series, its hilarious, sexy and toe curling hot. David Brenin i am in love with your voice, you have the sexiest voice ever and wow your narrative is magnificent, you bring each character to life and you make me feel all their emotions. Thank you both of you . xx

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Cheri
    Waverly Hall, Ga.
    27/12/16
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    "A Must Listen For S.E. Smith's Fans!"

    S.E. Smith has become one of my go to authors for Sci-Fi romances. Her stories always have a great mix of action, humor and steamy romance, and are very entertaining to listen too. I love Smith's The Dragon Lords of Valdier, Sarafin Warriors, and Curizan Warriors are three series that are intertwined and have events that have taken place simultaneously but from a different POV's; as a result, I'm listening to these series in event order rather than straight series order. It adds more depth to the amazing world Smith has created and Choosing Riley was a great addition to this world building. One thing I've come to expect from a Smith story is a funny dialogue, steamy sex scenes, strong female characters and of course dominate alpha male characters.

    In my opinion, for any well developed series to succeed there must be a wide cast of characters with distinct personalities, and Smith definitely delivers with interesting characters; however, I have to be honest, Riley, the lead female character was one of my least favorites so far. Her heart was in the right place, but her dialogue, and clueless actions at times came across as childish. Don't get me wrong, Riley had me laughing but she also had me rolling my eyes.

    David Brenin always delivers a stellar performance and does a excellent job with both the female and male characters.

    While Riley could be annoying at times, this was still an entertaining story and well worth the time and credit. I'm looking forward to listening to the next story in the series.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Julia Schriber
    5/02/17
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    "Dumb and trashy female caracter"
    What could S.E. Smith have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Creating a likable leading female character would have gone a lone way to improve the book.


    What aspect of David Brenin’s performance would you have changed?

    I would have preferred if a girl from Colorado did not have a southern accent.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Choosing Riley?

    To make this listen less painful you would have had to cut out every scene in which the heroine speaks. Everything that came out of her mouth was very trashy, dumb and irritating. I had to stop listening since I could not bare any more of her.


    Any additional comments?

    If the only things a heroine has going for her are her big bottom and large breasts the author should probably rethink the character.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Rozie
    16/10/16
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    "Overdone and unrealistic"

    I think the female character was dumb. The author continually had the female character expecting the male to behave like a human man. How the hell is he suppose to know what a damn wedding is? Just stupid as heck. The story line, the female's behavior, ALL OF IT.... STUPID! I am NOT impressed 😒.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Lawanna Price
    21/10/16
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    "Loved Riley!"

    Loved this spinoff, I can't remember the last time I laughed so much while reading. Love Riley's gumchen, and humor. Good read well worth the credit.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • rosalyn Betts
    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, US
    9/10/16
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    "LOL😜"

    Absolutely love it.
    I have listened to it 4 times now and I laugh just as hard as I did the first time.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Darlene
    Newburgh, IN, United States
    28/08/16
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    "Riley: Really how stupid can u be?"

    This Riley person is so head strong she is stupid, I could hardly finish the book, I wanted to kill her myself. Come on S. E. smith!! Not your best work. Narrative is terrible at the female voice, terrible!! All the Sarafin Warriors, and the idea of this world is right on, loved Vok. Just why did Riley have to be some back water stupid bitch? Want my money back.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Brenda Finger
    3/07/16
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    "Loved listening to this story."

    Loved it. SE Smith is one of my favorite authors. I never get bored reading or listening to her storys.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    1/07/16
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    "choosing Riley"

    s.e.smith is wonderful humorous,very detailed and down right imagination all her books are superb I love them all

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mary L. Blankenship
    Texas
    30/06/16
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    "a bit juvenile"

    I struggled to finish this one. I had no patience with the histrionics. may be someone else's preference.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    Columbia
    23/06/16
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    "Awesome!"

    When I was reading this then telling my husband about it I realized I was talking about myself! Riley is just awesome! You will love this book!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • Snuggles
    Wallasey, United Kingdom
    25/02/17
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    "A Brilliant Book"

    I wasn't sure about this book but I loved it.

    Riley and her mishaps are wonderfully brave, funny and outspoken.

    Vox is totally in love with Riley and takes everything she dishes out.

    A definite must listen/read.

    Can't wait to hear the next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sigrid K.
    8/11/16
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    "Horrid book"
    Has Choosing Riley put you off other books in this genre?

    Quite possibly or even probably.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The female lead is to annoying for words, by pure luck she does not get everyone killed and seems to find that perfectly alright. Everyone around her seems incompetent and everything miraculously goes her way. I tried a few times to continue with the book but in the end I could not finish it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • deeann
    30/06/16
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    "Great book"

    Very funny and a great follow up to the previous valdier warrior series that I read cant wait till the next book

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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