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Monique M.

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  • The Kiss Quotient

  • A Novel
  • By: Helen Hoang
  • Narrated by: Carly Robins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27

Stella Lane thinks math is the only thing that unites the universe. She comes up with algorithms to predict customer purchases - a job that has given her more money than she knows what to do with as well as way less experience in the dating department than the average 30-year-old. It doesn't help that she has Asperger's and that French kissing reminds her of a shark getting its teeth cleaned by pilot fish. She decides that she needs lots of practice - with a professional - which is why she hires escort Michael Phan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Quirky does hot as hell

  • By Monique M. on 03-11-2018

Quirky does hot as hell

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-11-2018

This book was just what I needed. Captivatingly written, great narration, great length. Smart, and sexy. I want more books from this author.

  • Bodyguard

  • Hollywood A-List, Book 2
  • By: CD Reiss
  • Narrated by: Joe Arden, C.J. Bloom
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

As a world-class dancer at the height of her career, Emily enjoys all the perks of fame - the parties, the glamour, the tours - but they've also attracted the attention of a dangerous ex-boyfriend hell-bent on getting her back. Enter Carter Kincaid, a bodyguard so crushingly sexy he takes her breath away. Carter's the best in the business, and Emily is - professionally speaking - off-limits. But when it comes to stirring his desires, she's making all the right moves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stars in my eyes

  • By Monique M. on 23-11-2017

Stars in my eyes

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-11-2017

Well well well... it been awhile since I was fully submerged, caught up in a romance that was as hot as hell. I mean I stopped to do list, ignored pets and pleas for dinners, laughed and moaned out load! Narrators were fantastic, writing brilliant. CD Reiss...I have stars in my eyes for you.

  • A Love Letter to Whiskey

  • By: Kandi Steiner
  • Narrated by: Lauren Sweet
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

It's crazy how fast the buzz comes back after you've been sober for so long. Whiskey stood there, on my doorstep, just like he had one year before. Except this time, there was no rain, no anger, no wedding invitation - it was just us. >It was just him - the old friend, the easy smile, the twisted solace wrapped in a glittering bottle. It was just me - the alcoholic, pretending like I didn't want to taste him, realizing too quickly that months of being clean didn't make me crave him any less.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best read

  • By Monique M. on 04-08-2017

Best read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-08-2017

This is the best read I have had in awhile. Loved the layers of writing technique, angst and passion of characters and great narration.

  • Secret Sins

  • By: CD Reiss
  • Narrated by: Elena Wolfe
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

In the era of pay phones, groupies, and party pills, there were three of us. Strat. A rock god who walked on air. Indy. A handsome musician smart enough to live through stardom. Me, a girl with everything to lose and nothing she wanted to keep. I loved them both. They say three's a crowd, but maybe I liked crowds, until the one thing I wanted to keep was stolen out of my arms. I left that world, straightened up, went to law school. I was fine until Indy walked back into my life to remind me of what I'd lost. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hooked deep from first sentence

  • By Monique M. on 09-10-2016

Hooked deep from first sentence

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-10-2016

What was one of the most memorable moments of Secret Sins?

The opening chapters.

Any additional comments?

C.D Reiss is just the alt...then matched with Elena as narrator and a story about Margie Drazen..dear listeners down load with wild abandon...you won't be dissappointed.

  • Ruin

  • By: CD Reiss
  • Narrated by: Brian Pallino, Mindy Kennedy
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Antonio is a killer. He's beautiful and educated, a prodigy of a thief, and as violent a badass as ever came off the boat from Napoli. Theresa knows it, but that doesn't stop her from getting emotionally and physically entangled with him, and this is how she got it in her head that she can protect him. But it's not her job to save him, and she's just not getting that. Every time she tries to protect him, she practically gets him killed, and the tighter he grips her, the more dangerous she becomes. It's almost as if protecting her the way he does is the one thing he should stop.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sexy

  • By Monique M. on 15-12-2015

Sexy

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-12-2015

Would you consider the audio edition of Ruin to be better than the print version?

Yes....!

Have you listened to any of Brian Pallino and Mindy Kennedy ’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No I hadn't listened to these narrators before and they both were excellent and part of the reason why I continued with the series. CD Reiss chooses great narrators.
I was somewhat relieved that the males voice wasn't Sab Yolks...and I also liked the accent that Brian have to CAPO.

  • Connection

  • The Submission Series, Book 3
  • By: CD Reiss
  • Narrated by: Jo Raylan, Christian Fox
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

This is not a romance. This is not a pat little ending about Jonathan and I riding off into the sunset. I knew I was never destined for that, but no one warned me about the pain. No one told me about the hurt. No one told me what I'd risk for him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Monique M. on 07-12-2015

Excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-12-2015

This is excellent so many levels....I have listened to all of CD Reiss incredible productions and highly recommend a listen to anything she puts on audio. Narration is exceptional. Thank you.

  • Submission

  • The Submission Series, Book 1
  • By: CD Reiss
  • Narrated by: Jo Raylan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

Jonathan Drazen is a known womanizer and a gorgeous piece of man I'm not letting into my heart. Ever. Yeah, he's rich, beautiful, charming as hell, and he has a wit as sharp as a double-edged razor... but he's made it perfectly clear that this is a short-term f--k. Three nights, tops, then we part like sexually satisfied grown-ups. I believe him when he says he can't love me. I'm not trying to fall in love, either. We get in. Get it on. Get the hell out. Done. Right? Right.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great read

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-06-2017

The whole package.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-07-2015

It's been awhile since I gave 5 stars to a series.I had not read any of CD Reiss books before and was prompted by others reviews. I was looking for a more engaging read, a author that could lift the level of this genre to something more wittily written and original. Thank you Reiss..this is great great stuff.
The NARRATION..holy hotness batman it was JUST BRILLIANT. Thank you for going that extra mile....I was very disappointed that the complete series was not in audible and I down loaded the rest on kindle to read...but it just wasn't to same..not even close.
We just need more Audible for the rest of the series and let's get greedy and demand more of Reiss's books.

  • Feral Sins

  • Phoenix Pack, Book 1
  • By: Suzanne Wright
  • Narrated by: Jill Redfield
  • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110

Taryn Warner is a wolf shifter with extraordinary healing skills - and serious problems. First, her father is determined that she mate for life with a wolf shifter named Roscoe Weston, whom the feisty Taryn can’t stand. To make matters worse, she’s also been kidnapped by Trey Coleman, a dangerous alpha male from another pack. And as much as she wants to resist Trey, Taryn is incredibly, maddeningly attracted to him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must-have series for shifter fans!

  • By Nastassja on 17-11-2016

Good but not great

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-05-2015

I enjoyed this book mostly, but did find myself not overly engaged. Narration was good and one of the main reasons I stuck with it....nice job on the male main character. It was abit more brash in story line, not as seductive as I like.mmmm probably won't continue with the series.

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  • Bound by Flames

  • Night Prince, Book 3
  • By: Jeaniene Frost
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

Leila's years on the carnie circuit were certainly an education. What she didn't learn: how to be a vampire, or how to be married to the most famous vampire of them all. Adjusting to both has Leila teetering on a knife edge between passion and peril, and now the real danger is about to begin...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome Book!!

  • By AlleMap on 28-01-2015

LOVED IT

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-04-2015

Such a witty, action packed, heart pounding, cheek flushing read. My favourite in this night prince novel series. Thank you to the past reviewers for egging me on with my Jeaniene Frost read it all marathon...for those reading mine DONT miss out on this series...but more importantly If you haven't read The night huntress and the night huntress world..DO IT!

  • First Drop of Crimson

  • Night Huntress World, Book 1
  • By: Jeaniene Frost
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

He is Spade, a powerful, mysterious vampire who has walked the earth for centuries and is now duty-bound to protect this endangered, alluring human—even if it means destroying his own kind. Denise may arouse his deepest hungers, but Spade knows he must fight his urge to have her as they face the nightmare together, because once the first crimson drop falls, they will both be lost.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just excitingly excellent

  • By Monique M. on 19-04-2015

Just excitingly excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-04-2015

So here I am totally hooked to this author. I have finished the night huntress series and was craving some more brilliant story telling, action and steaming passion. I read others reviews on this next series and decided that I would dive in..I have not been disappointed...infact these books have only enriched the night huntress experience....never thought that was possible!..This book was captivating from the first page. Narration is just brilliant and one of the main reasons for continuing with theses books...down loading next book now.