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Fiona Maxwell

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Loved it

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 23-10-2020

I loved this as much as book one. It was funny & heartbreaking at times. I love the relationship between Tristan & the boys, it's hilarious - tick tock. The relationship between Tristan & Claire was great, though Claire did annoy me with some of her decisions & actions. I empathised with Tristan more than Claire, but I thought they make a great couple. It was a great ending, even if I didn't like it, I understand it.

Forbidden Romance / Second Chance to HEA

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Reviewed: 08-01-2020

Trope - Forbidden Romance / Second Chances Adult Content i.e. explicity sex scenes & language I really enjoyed the story of Sloane & Malone and the journey they take to get to their HEA. I found it to be combination of forbidden romance i.e. Sloane is the daughter of Malone's business partner and second chances i.e. the one who got away when Malone found out who Sloane is (read/listen to prequel "Delayed Satisfication" for that story). I found the sex scenes and language tasteful and fitted perfectly into the story. I also loved it when characters from the "Big Rock" series made an appears and to discover the relationship that Malone has with those characters. Note, you do not have to have read the Big Rock series to read this book but for me I found it brought a smile to my face when I heard the names of the characters as it made me remember how much I loved that series. I look forward to continuing the series.

Great Chemistry

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Reviewed: 05-01-2020

Trope - Forbidden Romance A great prequel book. Both Sloane & Malone sound like great likeable characters and the chemistry between them is hot and believable. Jason and Andi are fantastic narrators bringing both characters to life. I can't wait to start book 1.

loved it

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Reviewed: 03-06-2019

a great funny romantic comedy. Sebastian York, as always, does an amazing job narrating that really adds to the enjoyment of the story. looking forward to book 2.

loved it

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Reviewed: 18-07-2017

couldn't put it down. the characters are great & I loved the story. can't wait to start the next book in the series.

Fortune really cops the bad luck

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Reviewed: 13-07-2017

Any additional comments?

This is another great book in the story of Fortune. This second book picks up where the first book left off, i.e. Fortune getting involve with Gertie and Ida Bella, from the Sinful Ladies Society. However, in this instance, Gertie and Ida Bella are doing their best to protect Fortune from the trouble she appears to have landed herself in. Deputy LeBlanc aka Carter, continues to be great character catching Fortune, or just missing catching Fortune from doing something she shouldn't. The story for this book is all about Fortune, Gertie and Ida Bella trying to clear Fortune's name from having murdered Pansy. The story had me laughing out loud at many things and though I did suspect the murderer early on, I wasn't 100% certain so was both surprised and not surprised when the ending is revealed. This is deffinate a story I'd enjoy listening to time and again. The characters are so entertaining and I also find it has a good story line. Looking forward to book #03.

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Pleasantly Surprised

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Reviewed: 03-07-2017

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I really enjoyed this audio book. To start with I wasn't sure if I liked Mercy, I found her to be self obsorbed, self-centred and a bit annoying with what I felt was whinging. However, after a while, I realised that people probably do carry on like she does i.e. moan in their own head how annoying a family relative or friend of the family can be or when your parents do the guilt trip on you. After a while I found I could relate to her and it amused me.I thought this book had a good story line, with interesting twists and turns. I did pick early on who I thought the stalker was and for a moment there I did doubt myself until the person was revealed and I realised that it seemed quite obvious. I did like how the story wrapped up and I found that each of the individuals had pretty good character development.I certainly recommend this as a light hearted mystery with a female as the main sleuth. I look foward to the book in the series.

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Great take on Vampires

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Reviewed: 22-06-2017

What did you like most about Fat Vampire?

I found it very funny, witty and a roller coaster of what's going to happen at the end.

Any additional comments?

This is a really great take on vampires. I enjoyed the narrator, Matt Josdal, he did a great job bringing all the charactes to life with the different tones and inflictions for their voices. I really loved Reginald, such a likeable guy. Loved his relationship with Maurice, Clare and Nicki. Can't wait for the next one, so off to buy that now.

Great finale

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 31-05-2017

What about Neil Hellegers’s performance did you like?

Neil Helleger did another amazing job with the narration of this story. He really brings all the characters to life with the different tone inflictions and emotions within the story.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

It always made me laugh, in each book, every time Cisco would say "I've been in worse situations before". However, each situation to me, appeared to be worse as the story progressed. I think it made Cisco feel good to state that view, to help him get through the situation.

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed this book and the whole Black Magic Outlaw series. This 5th, and I assume final, book continued to develop and build on the characters, whether the reader was intended to like or dislike a character, and the story developed well to a great conclusion. It was good to see new characters and the role, albiet small, was still important in where the story was heading. I really like the role that Tyson played in this and as always, Connor is a great villain. The scene settings i.e. the different lands described were amazing.

This is a great series, one that I look forward to listening, and also reading, again in the future.

A Story most people can relate to

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Reviewed: 18-05-2017

What did you like best about this story?

I really liked how real the story was and Eve's process to get her 'hell room' and in general, her life sorted. There were many antidotes that I could relate to and I think others would also be able to relate.

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

I read and listened to the story. Callie did a great job in bringing Eve's emotion to the surface and emphasing where it was important to emphasise.

Any additional comments?

It is an interesting story to hear how people view clutter, hording and/or what may be just a very big mess. I also found it hard to relate to how Eve, and probably many other people, feel that if you remove the physical item then the memory and emotions also disappear. I can accept that a physical item may jog your memory of an event, but for me, I don't think it is necessary to have a physical item in order to remember an event. I could also really relate to the concept of having rather than using because once you use something, once it's gone it's gone, so I have selected to have an item, or two, rather than use that item. I would recommend this to anyone who feels they have a hell room and want to hear how someone approached their hell room. It is not a self-help get organised book, so if you are expecting that then I would look for something. However, this can, and does, give you an idea of what to do and perhaps where to start.