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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-06-18

Voice for historical romance . . .

Rosalyn Landor has the voice for narrating historical romance. She makes you feel as if you have stepped back in time.
Rosamund was a matchmaker. She felt she had the perfect person for everyone. After meeting Marcus Worthing, Earl of Somerville again she believes that he will make a perfect match for her sister. What she didn't expect happened and this turned in to more than a match for her sister.

A nice quickie to see some of the character from the series. Knowing the outcome from book one, getting a quick recap was nice.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-01-18

Find a good thing hold on to it . . .

Can I say that she was seriously in to her purses, handbags, ect. . . This was a fun read. It got me through an afternoon enjoying the weather. It was pleasant, pleasing, and took me on a ride of a young adult into her maturity. She was strong, independent, intelligent, needed, and determined. Caroline knew what she wanted to do with her life since she was a small girl and her Aunt Meme introduced her to her first clutch at seven. She followed her dreams to finish design school. She further her dream by reaching higher with auntie's persuasion to get a business degree. That may have been her best decision in the world because there she met her clutch and didn't even know it. Mike was there for her through it all. Years of terrible decisions and even worst choices in men, from art shows, to customer hookup, to bump in and even old classmates. Caroline had her life put out there. We see it all unfold. This was more than just a romance. This was Caroline's life. This was chick-lit, women;s fiction, and a bit of romance on the side. We see it all.

Narration from Suzanne Barbetta was a nice addition to this story. I did not find anything that was overwhelmingly a clutch for me but it was a layer of clear, clean audio that gave visualization to the story of Caroline Johnson's life.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-01-18

Narration made me fall in love the variation . . .

This was the first book outside of YA that I have had the pleasure of getting lost in from Alex Lidell. I found that I was being pulled in by each new layer of the lore and the pull of the magic that guides the quints. Lera was strong and determined and also sweet, innocent, and outside of her world. She was smart and willing to learn. She gave a feel that she would be easily swayed. She stood her ground and made things happen.

River had a veil of stern mystery around him. Then that became apparent when he would discuss some things. Tye I love upon meeting him in the barn. Coal was stern, harsh, coal, strong, determined, and so much more. Shade had me with those golden eyes and the softness only he could provide.

This was a semi-cliff hanger but not in the true sense of cliffhangers. This part of the tale was over and there was more to the future of the quint.

Narrator Victoria Mei did a fabulous job. She gave depth, emotion, confusion, distinction. Each character was rich and full. They each had strength in their voice, diction was clear, accents rich and even with speed changes this all held true. I loved the narration of this story and I do hope that she will be the one providing voice for the next installment. Victoria gave you the clear concise depth of character the some others miss when there is a full cast of character that are interacting so closely as they do here.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-24-18

Melissa Moran brings the Seaside series to life .

Melissa Moran brings the Seaside romance series to life. Her voice lends to the sweet with heat romance that some of us crave more. With each new installment we find that we are drawn in to a world that makes sense and makes us dream of romance in a different way.

There is nothing like sweet sexy read to get you through a long slow weekend. I have to say that it did not last the whole weekend like I was intending for it. I sat down to read and finished the whole thing the first night of the weekend. But I had a great weekend. The read did allow for me to have a great romance in my head and something sweet to think about. There was emotional pain, joy, sadness, happiness. Sweet journey to a reconnection between Tony and Amy. She went through a lot to get her happy ever after. Sweet molasse romance that has a few deviations from the norm, but a romance that has been in the making for many years. Come watch Tony and Amy find each other again and navigate the pain of the past.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-16-18

Dylan Wild can guard my body anyday

It was my pleasure getting to know Logan, seeing Dylan, Jackson, Cooper, Heath, and seeing Stormy morph to Stella. I still love her as Stormy. See had a hard sic months.She was tough and scarred all at the same time. You could see from first meeting Logan that he was a protector at heart. He was down right sexy.

This was a littledgier than Melissa's usual red as but nevertheless very much welcomed. The intensity added to it's appeal. This wild boy was not really all that wild.

My only drawback to narrator, Robert, was that at time Stormy sounded like a male.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-16-18

A meaninginful trip back to cotton creek

Jo never figured that the man she fell in love with three years ago would be one of the subjects of here television show. She never expected to see Dylan/Justuce/JD again. Once in Cotton Creek she finds that the small town holds lots of fascination and hope. Come visit Cotton Creek and learn of family drama, secrets, stalking, love and family.

J. Scott Bennett gives a good performance and the audio has an extra layer of depth with the way the phone calls are echoed in. This adds more to just a traditional audio. The smoothhness of the cadence and sound quality was good.

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-16-18

Finally over...

Penny had herself an adventure in more ways than one. I am certain she will never look at Paris in the same way again Matt was not seen it heard from much, so I am not sure if I would say this was romance.

Narrator was just one that was familiar for this series that could have been place in one single incomplete read. There were many missed opportunities in this entire series.

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-16-18

A big step back how 2 move forward

Matt and Penny find that they have some th ing in common and that Paris is a wonderful city filled with much for them to explore together in a different way. There are still aspects of this story is piece of a story that could use more. Then Penny takes a blow to her already fragile self esteem.

I'm still not bowled over wi thh the narration.

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-16-18

An added layer of drama and tension

Penny has no idea what she has gotten herself into. She arrives in the countryside one man and finds that she is sight seeing with a completely different one. She has been sucked in to a world she does not understand or feel comfortable in.

She should need warnings when given but she seems to be a bit naive.

Just missing that accent quality to the narration. Even the words state that he is a Frenchman.

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-16-18

Okay we maybe getting somewhere

Matt and Penny are making stides to become more. With this upcoming trip to Paris things begin to become more real for her. Penny finds that she may just deserve this chance of a lifetime. I can still see areas where the story could have been more but progress is being made.

Narration is clear and the audio smooth.

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