FYI: Audible Changes the Romance Package


Sounds worse than it is, I promise.

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The Audible Romance Package will now be known as

 

“Audible Escape”

 

Why?

 

 

I have no clue!

 

The original name worked for me. It’s name is not what drew me to subscribe to the service.

As of right now, it doesn’t appear to impact any links or listening through any of the various platforms.

 

 

Review: The Troublemaker Next Door by Marie Harte

 

5 Googley Eyed Frogs out of 5!

The Troublemaker Next Door is #01 in the McCauley Brothers Series by Marie Harte.

Anne Gray narrates.

HEA with a continuing storyline.

I recommend reading these in order, because if you listen to one out of order, you will want to go back and start from the beginning anyway. There are 4 brothers, 3 neighbors, and a bonus heroine with tattoos. They are all so intertwined that its practically impossible to separate them.

Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins

Content Advisory:
Steam factor on this one is , including lots of dirty talk and sexting! And despite efforts to not curse in front of the kid, there is still lots of cursing.

At the time of this posting, this Audiobook is currently available as part of the Audible Romance Package.

Audio Sample

This is the first in the series, but with the exception of a mystery heroine, all players are introduced in this book. The 3 heroines are renting a house from the 4 hero’s parents, which also happens to be next door neighbors to Mike (Hero #4) and his son. πŸ˜‰

We start with Flynnnot Rider McCauley and Maddie Gardner.

Seriously, I can’t help but see this when I hear his character:

Flynn and his brothers own/run a remodeling/refurbishing business, ⁉, from what I can tell. I’m still not quite clear what the company is, but it didn’t distract from the story. They all have their own area of interests which is the most important thing here. Flynn is the Plumber, which is how he first meets the neighbors. He gets to see Maddie’s fiery temper in all its glory, and he is entranced.

Maddie Gardner is a slightly delusional, determined dreamer. Watching her mother struggle as a young single parent has really done a number to her mind. Now the constant wining to take no charity made me want to slap her, shake her, or angrily hug her. I can understand some of her proclivities, but others are just down right stupid. Accepting discounts or referrals is not charity, it’s helping hands.

The epilogue is mostly a set-up for book #2, Brody and Abby. Some may not like that, but it was ok to me since this series is a continuing story line and each leads right into the next.

Overall this hits all the marks. Hot sex, βœ”check, naughty dirty talk, βœ”check, clever banter, βœ”check, witty humor, βœ”check. Plus the secondary characters were fantastic. Mike’s son Colin truly steals the show.

There are many outlets where you can find this title at so you will have a lot of options.

Marie Harte has created some great characters. The world building is informative without being overwhelming. This is my first by her and I hope to listen to the rest of the series.

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This was also my first listen by Anne Gray. She had a pleasant voice that flowed well. Characters were easier to tell apart when the group was all same gender, but I struggled to do so when in mixed company. Helps to have the ebook if you are struggling with the larger scenes. You can find it through your local library for free.

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The recording was exactly as it should be. Pacing/timing was accurate. No background noises. Sound levels were correct with no need for constant volume changes.

Ebook obtained through my local library (Overdrive).

Audiobook obtained through Audible’s Romance Package.

 


Quickiesβ€Ž: Most Valuable Playboy


Best friend’s sister + sports romance πŸ‘

Blakely does it again!

This has heat, heart, and loads of dirty talk, πŸ˜‰.

The main characters have been in love with each other since grade school but it takes adult desperation of circumstance to open their eyes to the possibility.

Great group of side characters who I look forward to each of their books.

Zachary Webber’s performance was awesome as always. His gruff tone brings all the bad boys to life. Looking forward to the next in series.

Most Valuable Playboy

(Ballers and Babes #1)

By: Lauren Blakely

Performed by: Zachary Webber (YUM!)

** Listen for FREE through Audible’s Romance Package **


Quickiesβ€Ž: Beauty and the Mountain Man


 

Fresh Steamy Take on Beauty and the Beast

I β™₯ Frankie Love and all her mountain men!

This had lots of elements of the beauty and beast tale that many are familiar with, but with more adult bits, πŸ˜‰.

It was hot and quick, but still had time to include multiple epilogues. πŸ‘

Kira Omans did well telling this tale as old as time.

Beauty and the Mountain Man

By: Frankie Love

Performed by: Kira Omans

** Listen for FREE through Audible’s Romance Package **


Quickiesβ€Ž: Bitten by the Billionaire


More Heart Than Heat

Not as dirty as Cynthia’s other titles, but still give it a try.

It has a vampire and a bookish writer with a HEA so I’m a happy camper. Claire gave distinct voices to the 2 main characters.

Her voice sounds familiar, as if I have heard something else performed by her but under a different name.

Give it a listen, especially if you have the Romance Package.

Bitten by the Billionaire

Vampire Romance

By: Cynthia Mendoza

Performed by: Claire Lockhart

** Listen for FREE through Audible’s Romance Package **

 

Quickiesβ€Ž: Hard Hat


Frankie Love doesn’t disappoint!

Lots of heart and steam, wish this was a series because I want more. Good short listen when you don’t have much time but want more than just smut.

Could of used a bit more distinction between the different characters, but overall the narration was great.

Available free through the Audible Romance Package


Quickiesβ€Ž: Mistletoe Mountain


Quick and Naughty! Just in time for Christmas!

If steamy and bearded is you preference, you will enjoy this title.

I ❀️ Frankie Love’s mountain men!

Logan McAlister is one of my favorite narrators, but I had a hard time following the story voice. I wish there was more distinction between who’s “head” we were in. The character voices were good.

Available free through the Audible Romance Package


Quickiesβ€Ž: Dirty Fake FiancΓ©


A Hottie, A Fake Fiance, A Psycho, & A Wedding.

A wedding cruise + a hottie, a fake fiance, and a psycho.

What could possibly go wrong? 

Sky Corgan excels at steamy novellas, and this one didn’t disappoint. A great fake fiance stand-alone. There is a lot of story for only 2 hours. Danny’s ex needed to be committed. Seriously

Megan had some trouble maintaining the accents, especially with the males. She makes up for it by having clear distinguishment between the various characters. πŸ‘

Available free through the Audible Romance Package


Quickiesβ€Ž: Blood & Sex, Volume 2


Jonas

Jonas did not disappoint! Or should I say Luciano?

This is book 2 and so much more steamy than book 1, and kinkier.
I like both sides of Jonas and his lady love way better than the couple of last book.
My book nerd brain is working over time on the questions, which will hopefully be answered in the next one. Have no clue as to who is next, hopefully one of the girls.
This series is my first time with both the author and the narrator and won’t be my last. Together they created a story I couldn’t stop listening to!

5 stars all around! πŸ’ž

Available free through the Audible Romance Package


Quickiesβ€Ž: Blood & Sex, Volume 1


Michael

Great start to a new vampire series.
Like the main characters, but loved the secondary characters more.
Steamy with a side of kink. Jonas seemed to be the dirty birdie of the bunch. Really looking forward to his story next. Would like to see Jude get a book too! πŸ’–
Mary’s performance kept me on the edge of seat. Angela is a new author for me and I look forward to more.

Available free through the Audible Romance Package