“A Snow Country Christmas” by Linda Lael Miller (#4 The Carsons of Mustang Creek) ★★★1/2

Movie producer, Mick Branson, comes back to Mustang Creek, Wyoming to surprise his friend, Slater Carson, with an early televised release of a documentary Slater filmed about his home state. Mick also has a secondary reason for returning to his favorite vacation destination: Raine McCall, an independent and unique graphic artist, who also happens to … Continue reading “A Snow Country Christmas” by Linda Lael Miller (#4 The Carsons of Mustang Creek) ★★★1/2

“Hitched” by Kendall Ryan, #1 Imperfect Love (novella series) ★★1/2

Audio narrated by Ava Erickson & Teddy Hamilton 2-1/2* A story about a couple of high-powered professionals who are given the opportunity to take over the operation of their fathers' corporation, valued at over $150 billion. The one clause that trips them up is the stipulation that they have to get married first (to each … Continue reading “Hitched” by Kendall Ryan, #1 Imperfect Love (novella series) ★★1/2

“Come Away With Me” by Kristen Proby #1 With Me in Seattle ★★1/2

    Come Away With Me #1 With Me in Seattle Audio narrated by Jennifer Mack & Eric Michael Summerer 2-1/2* Seattle photographer, Natalie Conner, is taking early-morning pictures on Alki Beach when a man angrily demands she hand over her camera. While she thinks she is being mugged, in actuality the man is a … Continue reading “Come Away With Me” by Kristen Proby #1 With Me in Seattle ★★1/2

“Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates ★★★★

[This review was originally written in April 2016.] Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates Audio narrated by the author The author writes a letter to his 15yo son about what it means to be a black American, the way our nation's history has been twisted and rewritten to serve the purpose of making … Continue reading “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates ★★★★

“Luckiest Girl Alive” by Jessica Knoll ★★★

Audio narrated by Madeline Maby. A driven and seemingly successful young woman seems to have it all: a handsome and wealthy fiance who loves her, a great job in New York City, and deep pockets available for planning her upcoming wedding. Her inner dialogue and behavior toward others, however, shows how superficial she really is. … Continue reading “Luckiest Girl Alive” by Jessica Knoll ★★★

“Dirty Pleasures”, #2 Dirty Billionaire Trilogy by Meghan March ★★★1/2

Audio narrated by Elena Wolfe & Sebastian York (excellent) 3-1/2* I snagged this audio from the library not realizing it was the middle book of a trilogy, so I was a little lost regarding why this couple was already married but didn't really know or love each other. From the bits and pieces I picked … Continue reading “Dirty Pleasures”, #2 Dirty Billionaire Trilogy by Meghan March ★★★1/2

“Unexpected Rush”, #11 Play-by-Play by Jaci Burton ★★

Unexpected Rush Play-by-Play #11 Audio narrated by Lucy Malone 2* Barrett Cassidy plays defense for the Tampa Bay Hawks football team. Falls for his interior designer, Harmony Evans, who is helping with a remodel of his new home. She also happens to be his best friend's younger sister. Barrett fails to tell the overprotective brother … Continue reading “Unexpected Rush”, #11 Play-by-Play by Jaci Burton ★★

“The Life We Bury” by Allen Eskens, ★★★★★

Audio narrated by Zach Villa (excellent). This was fantastic. Interesting characters and plot, both which are revealed slowly bit by bit and circle around to create a satisfying ending. Great story and storytelling. Joe Talbert is a young college student with an assignment to write a biography about an elderly person. He meets an older … Continue reading “The Life We Bury” by Allen Eskens, ★★★★★

“Overheard” by Maya Banks, #2 Unspoken ★★1/2

Audio narrated by Chandra Skyye Gracie Evans is overheard by one of her guy friends discussing what she really wants from a sexual relationship. Luke Forsythe is immediately intrigued. Even though they have always considered themselves part of a tightknit group of (platonic) best friends, he quickly makes plans for a romantic Valentine's Day weekend … Continue reading “Overheard” by Maya Banks, #2 Unspoken ★★1/2

“The Swimming Pool Library” by Alan Hollinghurst ★★★

Will Beckwith, a young man in his 20s, is cruising for sex in a public restroom when 80-year-old Lord Nantwich collapses from a heart attack. As others scatter so they are not discovered in a known location for cottaging, young Will resuscitates the victim, and in so doing, saves his life. The two acquaintances are … Continue reading “The Swimming Pool Library” by Alan Hollinghurst ★★★