Quickies: The Ridge Brothers Bear Shifters: Boxed Set


Dominant Alfa Shifters And Their Fated Mates.

This is a complete set of stories for the Ridge Brothers Bear Shifters Series by Olivia T. Turner. These are also available individually, but this box set makes for a great value for your credits.

The series takes place during modern day, with a slight variation. Shifters are not a secret, but I get the impression it is not exactly a well known thing either. The fated mate plays heavily and is instant. These dominant males are very possessive, if not obsessed with their mates. Lots of insta lust/love. If that kind of details offends you, then you might want to pass.

I could of done without all the “virgins”, and some of the violence that is a bit over the top. I was left with a few logistical questions, but not that big of a deal for such short stories. There are great epilogues for each story, with the last book having the best.

This was my first listen by Olivia T. Turner, but I am open to more. I have already added some of her single titles to my library.

Cassandra Myles, Noel Harrison, Jack Stella, Meg Sylvan, Beth Roeg, Tristan James, Tor Thom, Lauren Sweet, all contributed performances to this box set. There is going to be someone you like more, but everyone is solid.

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The Ridge Brothers Bear Shifters: Boxed Set

(Ridge Brothers Bear Shifters, Books 1-4)

By: Olivia T. Turner

Performed by: Cassandra Myles, Noel Harrison, Jack Stella, Meg Sylvan, Beth Roeg, Tristan James, Tor Thom, Lauren Sweet,

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My Reviews

Giveaway: Misadventures with a Master

Mar 14, 2020

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Misadventures with a Master

(Misadventures Series, novella)

By: Meredith Wild, Mia Michelle,

** Release date: Mar 24, 2020 **

** There is not currently an audio version of this title, however, it is my belief that an audiobook will soon follow. The series so far has made it’s way onto Audible, so I see no reason why this one wouldn’t make is as well. **

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Yours in Scandal

(Man of the Year, #1)

By: Lauren Layne

** Release date: Mar 10, 2020 **

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One Night Stand-In

(Boyfriend Material, #3)

By: Lauren Blakely

** Release date: Mar 03, 2020 **

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The Best Man Plan

(Boots and Bouquets, #1)

By: Jaci Burton

** Release date: May 26, 2020 **

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Down and Dirty

(Hot Jocks, #5)

By: Kendall Ryan

** Release date: Mar 10, 2020 **

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Defending Zara

(Mountain Mercenaries, #6)

By: Susan Stoker

** Release date: Mar 03, 2020 **

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Quickies: York

Protective, Loyal, and Loves to Snuggle, Yes Please!

York is my favorite! I felt sad for him and his loneliness. He couldn’t find a potential mate that wasn’t scared of his species size and potential for violence. To be fair, the incidences recorded where in response to threats to their mates, but that didn’t seem to make a difference to the females.

Lucky for York, Sara was able to see past all the hype. She was coming from her own situations, and yes that is plural. I’m glad that all of those actions eventually led her to York, because Sara saved him too!

Of course it’s not that easy peasy. Both have to deal with the consequences of their actions. We get to see the Pods in action and it was Awesome! I want some hamby pamby cuties.

It’s steamy, and like the others, it carries a “Contains mature themes” warning. So you are warned.

Laurann Dohner really brought it with this title.

New Narrator, Samantha Summers was entertaining with both genders and various species of aliens.

Normal 1.00x speed works fine, but I listened at 0.95x speed. It just sounded better to me.

Overall I LOVED it! Next in series is Raff’s story!

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York

(Vorge Crew, Book 3)

By: Laurann Dohner

Performed by: Samantha Summers

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My Reviews

Review: Running Hot (Hell Ryders MC, #2) by J.L. Sheppard


A Protective Biker And The Love Of His Life.

 

Running Hot is #02 in the Hell Ryders MC Series

by J.L. Sheppard.

Dawson McBride narrates.

HEA with No cliffhangers!

This could probably be read as a standalone, but why would you?
It’s always, more fun in order! 😘

Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins

Content Advisory: There is sex, dirty talk, and cussing.
And as Cuss points out himself, “They are bikers”
OW/OM drama possible. (see below)

Motorcycles + Hot Alpha Male + Unrequited Love

Running Hot is the second in this MC Romance series, however, it technically starts many years before and carries through events of book #01. Cuss and Tiff have been skirting around their attraction for one another since they met in grade school. There are many situations and circumstances that bring them together as well as push them apart. Both have the courage to challenge the roles society dictates, but lack confidence to believe in their self worth.

They are walking, talking oxymorons! 

One still might find issue with the other man/women drama, even taking all these factors into account. . I found it to be more a part of the plot that carries the story forward rather than a blight on their character, but all might not agree.

 

 

 

Thomas “Cuss” Layne grew up on the proverbial Opposite Side of the Tracks. He knew the heroine was his the moment he first sees her, and makes it his mission to always watch out for her, despite feeling unworthy. He even does jail time over it.

Tiffany “Tiff” Hamilton was several grades below Cuss, and from a family of social climbers who put money and status above all else. Going as far as to turn a blind eye to attempted rape because the male in question was from a family of influence in their superficial lives. These same poor excuses for parents don’t have a problem calling on Cuss to be their muscle to get Tiff out of difficult situations. Only to turn around and practically spit on him as less than and unworthy of their presence. They disgusted me, and make me nauseous just mentioning them!

There is a lot of action outside the two main characters relationship, as you get pre-book one drama, the drama of book one, the things that go down in this book, plus a lot of set-up for book 3. There is still a lot of ups and downs angst for those that like the feels roller coasters. The constant poor or sheer lack of communication was a bit much for me, but to each their own. I loved Cuss in the first one, so I think I was just expecting more from him. There are currently still 2 more Hell Ryders stories out in audio to go, Dodge and Ripper. I look forward to the listens yet to come. I still really want to hear a Ty and Tina book. 🤞

J.L. Sheppard writes a good M.C. story. The secondary characters are the best.

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This is my first listen by Dawson McBride. His gravely voice really works for a gritty M.C. series.

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I listened @ 1.15 speed.
Original speed seemed too slow to me. Don’t be afraid to experiment.


Hell Ryders MC Series

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Review: How to Handle a Heartbreaker by Marie Harte


Lots More Feels Than The Last

How to Handle a Heartbreaker is #02 in the McCauley Brothers Series by Marie Harte.

Anne Gray narrates.

HEA with a continuing story line.

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: 10 hrs and 38 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 Audible Escape.

Audio Sample

This is #2 in the series, and we finally get our introduction to the mystery heroine, Del. Now that everyone is present, we get to dive in to Flynn’s “honorary” twin, Brody!

There are lots of feels in this one for those that crave it. If you started with book #1 then you should be expecting it, this is Brody’s story. Even though they practically raised him, he is not a McCauley by blood. I knew there was an unhappy story in his past coming and boy did it hit me right there.

And if that’s not enough for you, they threw in some bonus feels for good measure!

The Hero and Heroine of this story, Brody (Singer) McCauley and Abby Dunn met in book one and have both had an interest in the other since the beginning . Abby likes to ease drop on the boys while they play poker for her research and Brody likes to make sure the window is open while they play so he can drop hints to the ears he knows are listening. These 2 have a lot more in common than they realize. They both hide the truth of who they truly are, fearing the judgment and shame. I have to stop there and let the details of it unfold for you as intended. ….Sorry.

Now just because there are more heart strings pulled than normal doesn’t mean it skimped on the heat. No sir! It was super steamy, as Abby needed to do a lot of research😉, and Brody was more than happy to work with her on that project.

E-Book Sample

Throughout the book, it is hinted that all is not harmonious in the McCauley family. I was hoping it was just discontent over an empty nest, but sadly I don’t think that is going to be the case. ☹ The epilogue leads one to believe we will get the answers in the next book. We also get a hint of what’s to come with Vanessa and Cameron

 

➖ Mutt & Colin still steal the show! ➖

 

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

Marie Harte’s characters still entertain. She could of eased up on the feels. I still want to listen to the rest of the series.

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Anne Gray’s voice was pleasant and flowed well. Helps to have the ebook if you are struggling with “who’s talking” in 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.

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Audiobook obtained through Audible Escape.