Quickies

Quickies: Bounced: A Blue Collar Bad Boy Romance

The Bouncer And The Actuary, Its Hot!

The H even comments about how unsexy that sounds, but trust me, the Steam Is Real! Bounced is one smexy standalone, even though it is listed as part of a series, but that is more in theme.

Its short, its hot, its insta-love at its finest. It all just works. No violence or cheating drama. HEA plus epilogue.

This is my first time with author Brill Harper. She wrote a sexy short with substance that makes me want more.

This story is performed in alternating POV of the two main characters Anvil and Sarah . Kale Williams and Lisa Zimmerman are new to me but they make a good team.

I didn’t notice any issues with the audio production. I listened at 1.00x speed.

Audiobook obtained at my request and I am voluntarily leaving this unbiased review.

Bounced: A Blue Collar Bad Boy Romance

(Blue Collar Bad Boys, Book 1)

By: Brill Harper

Performed by: Kale Williams, Lisa Zimmerman,

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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.

Audiobook obtained at my request and I am voluntarily leaving this unbiased review.

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,

** Boxed Set through Audible **

My Reviews

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!

Listened through Audible Escape.

York

(Vorge Crew, Book 3)

By: Laurann Dohner

Performed by: Samantha Summers

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My Reviews

Quickies: All Jacked Up

The Sheriff’s Sexy Vet Brother!

This is actually the third book in series, but…. it is listed as a standalone so I would like to eventually listen to the first 2 books. Personally, I found that distracting for the first half of the book with some questions never really getting addressed. They most likely were covered in book #2 about the sheriff, since a lot of those unknowns revolve around him. 🤷

This story is an excellent example of Murphy’s Law for Universal Truths. Jack and Avery have many interesting happenings from start to finish. Some are humorous, some are frustrating, with some being down right cringe worthy. All led to an entertaining end to what is actually a trilogy of standalones. 

I would of liked to of heard some of the steamy scenes that were only referenced after the fact. For those that like smexy, but less descriptive and with good characters, then this is a definite listen.

This is my first time with author Mysti Parker. She presented great characters I enjoyed. Anyone who can include both special needs animal rescue and a potty mouth parrot has my vote! 😉

Meghan Kelly is not new to me. Her male voices could use some work, but I appreciated how she stayed in Jack’s “voice” while in his POV. Not all narrators do this.

I had to adjust the playback speed to improve the production. I listened at 1.10x speed.

All Jacked Up

(Beach Pointe, Book 3)

By: Mysti Parker

Performed by: Meghan Kelly

Audiobook obtained at my request and I am voluntarily leaving this unbiased review.

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Quickies: The Dragon’s Psychic

New Dragon Series!

Great characters and world building. For a first in series book, the balance of new info to story was excellent. There is a lot of action, a little steam, a few laughs, and even a tear or two. The main characters get a HEA/HFN ending as this has an over arcing theme that will carry through for the next two books. This is a trilogy, but I could see room to add more stories after this set is complete. 🤞

This is a shifter story so there is insta-love and mate claiming, but it all just works. There is some violence and memories of violence, as that is part of the heroine’s main gift.

This is my first time with author Linzi Baxter. She has put her own spin on this new shifter series and her characters will pull you in from the start. I’m excited to listen to more. Hopefully the rest of this series will make it to audio soon!

This story is performed in dual POV of the two main characters Talia and Kirin. Heather Costa is new to me but I feel she did a good job, especially being paired with veteran, Jeffrey Kafer. If you listen to a lot of Sci-Fi & Fantasy like I do, Jeffrey should not be be a new narrator to you. As always, he is excellent.

I find that by adjusting the playback speed greatly improves the production. Heather played best at 0.95x and Jeffrey at 0.90x speeds. I ultimately settled for 0.90x as constant adjustments proves taxing.

The Dragon’s Psychic

(Immortal Dragon, Book 1)

By: Linzi Baxter

Performed by: Heather Costa, Jeffrey Kafer

Audiobook obtained at my request and I am voluntarily leaving this unbiased review.

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