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#WOTR22 #Mystery #CozyMystery #Shifter #Audio – Pit Perfect Murder (Barkside of the Moon book #1) by Renee George: Narration by Dara Rosenburg

Pit Perfect Murder (A Barkside of the Moon Cozy Mystery Book 1) by [Renee George]

Pit Bulls are Sweet . . . and that’s no mystery!
(previously published as Pit Perfect in 2016)

When cougar-shifter Lily Mason moves to Moonrise, Missouri, she wishes for only three things from the town and its human population. . . to find a job, to find a place to live, and to live as a human, not a therianthrope.

Lily gets more than she bargains for when a rescue pit bull named Smooshie rescues her from an oncoming car, and it’s love at first sight. Thanks to Smooshie, Lily’s first two wishes are granted by Parker Knowles, the owner of the Pit Bull Rescue center, who offers her a job at the shelter and the room over his garage for rent.

Lily’s new life as an integrator is threatened when Smooshie finds Katherine Kapersky, the local church choir leader and head of the town council, dead in the field behind the rescue center. Unfortunately, there are more suspects than mourners for the elderly town leader. Can Lily keep her less-than-human status under wraps? Or will the killer, who has pulled off a nearly Pit Perfect murder, expose her to keep Lily and her dog from digging up the truth?

Fall in love with Lily Mason, the shifter who only wants to live as a human, and her pit bull Smooshie, a rescue dog who in the end may be the one doing the rescuing!

Pit Perfect Murder, Book 1 of the Barkside of the Moon Mysteries from USA Today bestselling paranormal cozy mystery author Renee George, is an exciting tale of mystery and suspense that will have you on the edge of your seat. A clean read full of humor and small town charm.

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Review by Twinsie Angie

I purchased the audio book with my credits.

Hello Pittie momma so of course I had to grab it.  Then when I saw the main character Lily is a shifter….uhm paranormal are my jam so yessssss score score score!!

I will admit I am not a giant mystery reader but I loved the format and the comedy of the story, so it hit me in the right spot.

Lily has been surrounded by sadness her whole life.  She leaves home to find a long-lost uncle she never knew existed.  Uncle/Cousin Buzz wasn’t so keen on keeping his niece/cousin in town buuut they start to bond.  If you wanna know the uncle/cousin and niece/cousin story line I guess you need to read the story.

Lily is wondering through town when a pit bull runs up and adopts her as her person.  Lily also meets her new friend, Smooshies, owner and smitten is a word you could use.  Parker is kind and gentle plus kinda hot for a human so when he is accused of murder……Lily can’t handle it and is off to use her paranormal powers to solve the case.  No offense but she really was an awful person in live…old Katherine. *Growls*

I really enjoyed the who-done-it and getting to meet the characters in the town.  I personally can’t wait to see Buzz settle down, but I really want to see Parker and Lily maybe *wiggles eyes* admit some feelings for one another.  But Parker’s dad was also the best ever.  Honestly other then the old bitty who died, I loved the town.  LOL

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USA Today Bestselling author Renee George writes paranormal mysteries and romances because she loves all things whodunit, Otherworldly, and weird. Also, she wishes her pittie, the adorable Kona Princess Warrior, and her beagle, Josie the Incontinent Princess, could talk. Or at least be more like Scooby-Doo and help her unmask villains at the haunted house up the street.

When she’s not writing about mystery-solving werecougars or the adventures of a hapless psychic living among shapeshifters, she is preyed upon by stray kittens who end up living in her house because she can’t say no to those sweet, furry faces. (Someone stop telling them where she lives!)

She resides in Mid-Missouri with her family and spends her non-writing time doing really cool stuff…like watching TV and cleaning up dog poop.

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#Review #Audio – Bitter Edge, Cocky Hero Club Novel by Adriana Rose, Narration by Morae Brehon and Gregory Salinas

Bitter Edge (Cocky Hero Club)

He was sent to put my body and dreams back together. Were they things I even wanted anymore?
Spencer Broten was a pain in my backside from the moment we met.
I was conned into going on a road trip with him.
Within hours, I realized he wasn’t just my trainer. He was much more.
This unnamed, unplanned winding road turned into us getting to know each other as we truly were.
Two broken bodies, two broken souls finding out we were more the same than different.
The line between hate and love is a bitter edge.
Outside or inside.
Where will we land?

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Review by Twinsie Angie

I purchased this book and audio when I met the author at a book signing.

Narration was great.  I loved Gregory’s Australia accent.  Morea did a great job trying to nail it as well.  Both brought a lot of li

First of all, I gotta say this book reminded me of the movie “The Cutting Edge”.  Do you remember that flick about the ice princess figure skater and the washed-up hockey player?  This book reminded me so much of that movie!!  I loved the movie, so I was here for the books as well.

Cierra and Spencer are both broken souls.  Spencer is broke, because he gave up everything including love to chase his dream to stay in professional hockey.  The dream was smashed and now he is trying to figure his life out when a job opportunity lands in front of him.

Cierra is a broken skater who doesn’t even know if she even loves this sport anymore.  She is tired of not making any decisions about her life for herself. She is tired of everyone telling her what to do and when to do it.  She rebels and sure as hell isn’t going to listen to this NEW IDIOT tell her what to do.

Cierra and Spencer take a roadtrip and everything changes in an instant.  They decide to live life and see what can happen.  They both know that this will change everything…either for the better or the worse.

I enjoyed the couple and seeing them start to form an attraction and work through all their issues.  This book was my first read by this author, but I hope not my last

Author and hopeless romantic, Ariana Rose, dabbles in all forms of contemporary romance. All her novels do have one thing in common. Her heroes and heroines are as passionate about life and love as they are about each other.

A mother of two, she hails from the Midwest. Born and raised in the Minneapolis area, she’s always been a storyteller and known to have a flair for the dramatic. Her daughter is just across the border attending college and is a go to for all things web design. Her son is a busy middle schooler who loves all things penguins, science, gaming, cars and the weather. He’s been known to hang in many Storm Chaser marathons with Mom. Ariana’s fur baby (a beagle/lab) can be found curled next to her while she writes unless chasing squirrels and finding puppy friends becomes a more pressing issue.

When Ariana is not writing, she can be found at the rink in a figure skating lesson, binge watching her favorite shows, watching an 80s movie she’s seen hundreds of times, exploring history or traveling to any of her current or new favorite places.

She first published in August of 2018. Her Stone Trilogy was the leaping point. Her next novel, Twisted, in K. Bromberg’s Driven World will follow with its sequel Entwined in the summer of 2021. You can find her first sports romance, Bitter Edge, in the Cocky Hero World.

You can find her exclusively in Kindle Unlimited. You can also sign up for her newsletter, watch her website or find her on all her social media to catch all the latest and greatest on upcoming projects.

Always remember that passion is never a bad thing, it’s where dreams and reality collide.

#WOTR21 #AudioReview – Reclaiming Kendall (White Trash Trilogy, Book 3 – By: Brandy Slaven, Narrator: Allie Martina and Chris Patton

Reclaiming Kendall: White Trash Trilogy, Book 3

“Teagan, Lucas, Maverick, Grant . . . I love you. Then. Now. Forever.”

Two years after her father figure tries to kill her, Kendall has finally learned to live a normal life again. It helps that she’s had four very solid anchors to keep her from going adrift. Now the time has come for more permanency in their lives, with a wedding worthy of magazines and a honeymoon guaranteed to rock their worlds. Throw in some family drama, a little bit of bad news, and a kid closer to Kendall’s heart than she realizes. Kendall and her husbands realize being an adult isn’t going to be any easier than growing up. What lies ahead for this five-some family? Pick up the finale to the White Trash Trilogy to find out.

*This is the last book in a Contemporary Reverse Harem Trilogy.


*Recommended 17+ due to mature language and situations.

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Review by Twinsie Melinda

I received a copy of the audio book from the author for an honest review.

This is the final book in this trilogy. What a wonderful journey it has been to watch these five go from high school to college and now forward. Allie Martina and Chris Patton did a great job with the narration and kept me engaged throughout the entire book. I was able to follow then easily going between characters.

This book we get to see Kendal, Teagan, Goose, Mav, and Lucas relationship grow. The wedding and honeymoon was fabulous all I can say is OH MY maple syrup. I love how they make sure they have alone time and time together. They have bumps in the road and not easy ones but the bond they all have gets them through it.

I enjoyed each book in this series. I am sad to see it end but maybe we will see more of this family in the future.

Brandy Slaven lives in Tennessee with her husband and two wild children. If you can’t find her typing away at her laptop, you will find her with her nose in a book at the beach or hiking at a state park.

#AudioReview – Ryan’s Bed by: Tijan Narrator: Therese Plummer

Ryan's Bed

I crawled into Ryan Jensen’s bed that first night by accident.

I barely knew him. I thought it was his sister’s bed—her room. It took seconds to realize my error, and I should’ve left…

I didn’t.
I didn’t jump out.
I didn’t get embarrassed.
I relaxed.
And that night, in that moment, it was the only thing I craved.

I asked to stay. He let me, and I slept.

The truth? I never wanted to leave his bed. If I could’ve stayed forever, I would have.
He became my sanctuary.

Because—four hours earlier—my twin sister killed herself.

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Review by Twinsie Melinda

I purchased this Audio.

I enjoy listening Theresa Plummer narrating this story. She does a great job with both male and female voices. I was able to tell which female and which male was talking. She really kept me engaged in the story. Tijan has an amazing way of writing a story that guts you and puts you back together along the way.

Mackenzie finds her twin on the bathroom floor in a pool of her own blood. Her other half is gone and Mackenzie finds herself in a new house, a new town and currently a stranger’s home trying to deal with the biggest loss of her life. She somehow manages to find her way into the wrong room and wrong bed, Ryan’s bed, but to her this bed feels so right.
Mackenzie is trying to deal with the loss of her twin but she hears her and sees her and the only comfort she has is when Ryan is near. She is trying to get through everything day by day and dealing with a new school. I love that she still has spunk and does not back down when mean girls are around.

Ryan is drawn to Mac from the beginning he truly gets what she is going through and helps her the best he can. The chemistry between these two is explosive. Love how understanding, compassionate and loving he is toward Mac.
I like that we were placed in Mac’s head and learned so much about both her and Willow. Mac is strong female although she may not always believe it or fee it she is. I loved her spirit and tenacity. Takes a lot to over come what she did and be able to still standup for herself.

Very well written book for such a hard subject of teen suicide to tackle .

Tijan is a New York Times Bestselling author that writes suspenseful and unpredictable novels. Her characters are strong, intense, and gut-wrenchingly real with a little bit of sass on the side. Tijan began writing later in life and once she started, she was hooked. She’s written multi-bestsellers including the Carter Reed Series, the Fallen Crest Series, and Ryan’s Bed among others. She is currently writing to her heart’s content in north Minnesota with an English Cocker Spaniel she adores.

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#NewRelease #AudioReview – Pause by Kylie Scott

Pause, an all new emotional standalone romance from New York Times bestselling author Kylie Scott is available in audio now!

An unpauseable new romance from New York Times best-selling, Audie Award-winning author Kylie Scott – available in audio first!


When Anna wakes up from a coma after a car crash, she discovers life has gone on without her. Her husband has been unfaithful – with her best friend – and she’s been long since replaced at work. While her old life is a distant memory, her new life feels like an empty shell. Then she meets the stranger who saved her life during the crash, and he changes everything.
Leif Larsen – tattooist, joker, and player – has his own scars thanks to the crash that put Anna in a coma. Helping her move on from her failed marriage, and create a new life, sounds like a perfect distraction. So when he needs a new roommate, he invites Anna to begin her new life with him.
Although their lives may have been put on pause, together they just might find a way to heal.

Audio Review by Twinsie Angie

I was given this audio book for an honest review by the author.

I was excited to read alllllllll about Leif after reading Repeat.  You do not need to read that book to follow along as they are both standalone stories.

Anna wakes up and finds out she has been in a coma for a LONG time.  Not only has she been out but so has her husband *Wink* and he came home with some baggage.  Anna is not one to stand by and do nothing.  She moves on with her life.  The strange part of it all was that the one who helped her was also in the same accident as she was.

Leif felt for the angel in the bed.  He was doing all her could to help her and when she wakes up, he is stunned stupid to see her standing on his front step.  He is drawn to her but…well…women are horrible beasts so he needs to stay away….but he cant because its Anna and she isn’t a horrible beast.

The two have a back-and-forth chemistry with the pushing forward and step backward.  There were a few times I felt it was a bit much the back and forth.  When they finally decide to step into the new territory of roommates with benefits things get spicey quickly!!  I enjoyed Leif showing her men are worth the trouble and she shows him not all women are like his ex-too.  They both find what they need and what they have been missing their entire life with their roommate.

I loved Anna’s mom and her matchmaking behind the scenes.  This woman is a GEM!!  She knew what buttons to push to get BOTH of them out of their heads and into each other’s pants!!

Audio Review by Twinsie Melinda 

I received this audio from the author for an honest review.

I enjoyed listening to this book. Andi Arndt is one of my favorite narrators and she did a great job with the audio.  Her transitions between characters was seamless. Andi did well with keeping me engaged in the story. 

I was so excited when I realized this was about Leif, Ed’s brother from Repeat.  I enjoyed seeing glimps of Ed and Clem also. Ok back to Leif and Anna.

Anna wakes up after being in a coma to find her world has been turned upside down. Not only has time slipped by but her hubby was so devastated she was in a coma he slept with her best friend. Yep what a great husband and friend.  

Leif was in the same accident that put Anna in a coma. We learn he not only helped her after the accident but checked on her and read to her at the hospital. 

Leif does not want to get involved with anyone after he had his heart shedded but Anna calls to him.  

I enjoyed seeing these two together and watching Leif try to prove not all men are self centered asses and Anna proving not all women will take his heart and shred it to pieces. I like their banter and chemistry. Leif may seem to the the bad boy but he was so loving toward Anna and his humor was entertaining. 

 

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Kylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013, 2014 & 2018, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet.

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#WOTR21 #Football #Series #Review #Audio – Fourth and Goal: Book 4 of the Love By the Yard Series by Michel Prince; Narration by Logan McAllister

Fourth and Goal: Book 4 of the Love By the Yard Series by [Michel Prince]

Warning: For Mature Adult Audiences 18+. Contains language and actions some may deem offensive. Sexually explicit content. MF.

In book four of Love by the Yard: Beaumont Guthry, in his short time in the sport, prepares to step out of the shadow as a backup quarterback and into the spotlight as he takes over the Chicago Grizzlies. The team may be desperate for a quarterback, but Beau fears his style might get him benched before the first pass is in the air. For Beau, it will be the first time his father’s money won’t help to smooth over any missteps he makes.

The thirst for knowledge is what has kept Esme Carmichael in college for the last eight years. When her parents draw a line in the sand, forcing her to pick a degree and graduate, Esme realizes her biggest worry in the last decade has been could she swing more than two hours sleep a night.

Esme, instead of the four walls and security of a classroom, is faced with the future, one which petrifies her.
Meeting Beau seemed to be the perfect distraction she needed. What she didn’t count on was his past derailing their chance for a relationship—a relationship, she nor he signed up for. It was supposed to be a simple deal—sex—no strings, no complications.

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Review by Twinsie Angie

I purchased this audio book.

Logan does an outstanding job of narrating for all the books in this series.  I enjoy his natural and calm voice for each book.  He brings each character to life with his amazing smooth voice.

Esme…she is the best best friend a girl could have.  She is a hot mess of flittering all around the world and seems to lose interest in everything until she meets the new man whore drunk quarterback Beau.

Beau needs some ass kicking and Esme is the girl to do it.  LOL  He thinks he is all that and yes he is but he needs some humble pie as well. Which Esme is happy to do on the regular.

When these two meets and decide to have some simple friends with benefits action they never imagine love might happen too.  Beau has a lot of ghosts to deal with and Esme has a past boyfriend she needs to conquer before she can open her heart to this reformed playboy.

Beau has never had someone value him for more then what he can give or buy them.  Esme has never had a man be able to keep her attention for more than 1 night at a time.  When they both start to learn to lean one each other they are freaking out but also hoping maybe more can come to it.

I loved the two and enjoyed their play time but was also screaming at them to JUST ADMIT THEY LOVE EACH OTHER DAMN IT!!!!  The two are another amazing and fun.  They are a great addition to the series but Dalton is still my baby daddy!!!

Michel Prince is an author who graduated with a bachelor degree in History and Political Science. Michel writes young adult and adult paranormal romance as well as contemporary romance.

With characters yelling “It’s my turn damn it!!!” She tries to explain to them that alas, she can only type a hundred and twenty words a minute and they will have wait their turn. She knows eventually they find their way out of her head and to her fingertips and she looks forward to sharing them with you.

When Michel can suppress the voices in her head she can be found at a scouting event or cheering for her son in a variety of sports. She would like to thank her family for always being in her corner and especially her husband for supporting her every dream and never letting her give up.

Michel is a member of RWA Pro and Midwest Fiction Writers. In 2013 she was awarded Elite Status with Rebel Ink Press. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband, son, and cat.

#WOTR21 #Audio #review – The Ties that Bind, Ariel Kimber Book 4 by Mary Martel ; Melissa Schwairy (Narrator)

The Ties That Bind (An Ariel Kimber Novel Book 4) by [Mary Martel]

The Ties That Bind is book 4 in the Ariel Kimber Series.
Ariel Kimber isn’t like most seventeen year old girls. She’s different because she’s a witch with magic and it’s rare for females to hold magic anymore. She’s settling into her new place amongst her coven of guys while she’s settling into her new home at the same time.
The Council’s appearance into their lives has put everyone on edge. With good reason. Ariel is forced to meet with one of them on a regular basis so that they can learn from each other. Really, though, they just want to get to the bottom of where Ariel came from and she is more than happy to comply with them.
Because there is one thing she wants more than anything else in the world, and that’s to find the man who has been searching for her for years. Her biological father.
And Ariel is willing to go through any and every thing to find him.

This is the fourth book in a slow burn Reverse Harem Series.

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I received this audio book from the author for an honest review.

Melissa Schwairy is such an amazing narrator.  I have loved every single book she has voiced.  She does an amazing job bringing the characters to life and projecting the voice perfectly for everyone.

Man, this book…in a word….INTENSE!!   There is a lot that goes on this this book plus a hella-lotta of set up for the next few books.  You better buckle in friends because shit is about to get crazy!!

Before I begin, I gotta say I LOVED seeing Ariel spend time with Dash *Blushing* I dunno what it is about him but he is just *Sigh* so sweet.  I also loved Ariel starting to date the other guys she hasn’t bonded with.  We see the bonds she has with Her Salt & Pepper Twins, Uncle Panty Thief, Tyson, and even Dash but Her date with Damien…seriously put him on my radar!!!  Then her time with Julian even if it was brief…..Yeah I loved it!!

You guys so much happens in this book…like for real…so much.  Rain makes an appearance and I am still not sure if he is the wonderful Father Ariel is hoping for OR a Sociopath…like I am on the fence and you will be too when you read this book.  We see more of the Council, Chucky and even *GASP* Annabelle appears in this book. *Grumbles under my breath about that skank*.

But the biggest reveal comes when we find out about Ariel and her Biological Witch Family….WHOOOOOOO that is some heavy stuff!!!  But I think learning more and more about the Council gives me the chills because Ariel is gonna have some serious problems if they find out her true nature as are her seven coven boyfriends!

I cannot wait for more because this series is getting just so much better and more complex with each story!!

Mary Martel was born in West Michigan and spent the majority of her life there. She currently resides in North Dakota with her husband, and her two beautiful daughters. She’s an avid reader, and when not writing she can be found with her nose stuck in a book.

#WOTR21 #Audio #SeriesStarter #Review #Mythology #Paranormal – Blood Lust, Gods of DC Book #1 by Tricia Andersen; Narrator is Claire Joseph

Blood Lust (The Gods of DC Book 1) by [Andersen, Tricia]

She doesn’t believe she has a soul.
She believes it was stolen from her when that bastard turned her into the creature she is now.
But little does she know, she does. What is there isn’t dark and twisted, defiled by the lust for blood. She is pure and loving, with a body and attitude that arouses me every moment of the day. And I will move universes and defy my father and mother to make her into something I’m worthy of loving, someone that will stay by my side through eternity.
I will fight the forces of the gods to make her mine. I won’t stop until she belongs to me forever. And how am I, just a mere fighter, going to do that?
Because, baby, I’m a god.

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Review by Twinsie Angie

I received this book from the author for an honest review.

I want to start by saying I LOVED Claire’s narration.  I loved how she brought the characters to life.  A bad narrator can ruin a book but I loved what she did and how she helped the story come to life.

HOLY MOLY this book knocked my socks off!!!  Paranormal meets the Greek Gods??  Uhm YES PLEASE!!! When Tricia told me about this book, I was super excited.  When I finally got the book, I was ecstatic.  I can’t say enough how much I loved reading this book.  But remembering all the Gods from college, I was like “OMG Yes I remember them.”

Juliet is a typical vampire looking to score some blood.  Well our little vampire is a little more than usual because she actually cares about who she drains dry.  She strolls into the underground MMA fight looking for meal, when she sees the most beautiful and sexy man EVAH!!  She is all “Game on” with this one.  She knows he might be a bit more of a challenge, but she is ready for it.  She is stunned when all of a sudden, the man of hour is right there at the bar hitting on her …along with others things he does with her at the bar *snickers*

Ares, the God of War, is mesmerized by the vampire at the club.  He knows she will be able to “handle his appetites” so he dives into a night of fun with the little minx.  He is loving spending time with her because she challenges him at every turn and he loves it.  He can’t get enough of her telling HIM, the God of War, No!!  I love the banter the two have because they cracked me up a lot.

When Ares and Juliet discover there are serious emotions at play, they both freak.  The last person Ares loves was Aphrodite and we all know how wonderful their relationship turned out….not good if you weren’t aware.  The last person who Juliet loved broke her heart and turned her into the creature she is now.  Love and Trust is not something these two people can willingly accept from others.

His family hates her and wants her dead.  His ex has become a bit too clingy and needy…ya know I don’t want you but I don’t want anyone else to have you type of chick *eye roll*….her maker is all about claiming what is his again after hundreds of years, PLUS the vampire hunter is closing in on Juliet.  There is so much action and so many plot twists you never see what will happen next!!  I seriously hope we get another book really soon and I am BEGGING for it to be Aletha because I just loved her so hard but Pan would be pretty funny to see which nymph captures his heart.

Tricia Andersen lives in Iowa with her husband and her three children. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts in English and from Kirkwood Community College with an Associate of Arts degree in Communications Media/Public Relations.
For the past five years, Tricia has been a member of Hard Drive Performance Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, an affiliate of Roufusport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She has experience in kickboxing and currently trains in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Even though she has never competed in an MMA cage, she’s witnessed and been a part of a fighter’s journey from fight camp to their walk to the cage. She also has competed in jiu jitsu.

#WOTR21 #SingleMom #2ndChance #Audio – The Queen’s Heart (Growing Strong Book 2) by Michel Prince Narrator by Kat Maxwell

The Queen's Heart (Growing Strong #2)

At the tender age of seventeen, Mary Beth discovered the family she thought would see her through anything couldn’t accept her one mistake. Thank goodness for her best friends that stepped up to support her decision to keep her child. Seven years later together with her friends, she’s created a successful business on the verge of a large expansion.

But the desire to be accepted by her family continues to be a failure that taints all her accomplishments and has her making concessions she never thought she would.

Elias Marquez was content with his life. He definitely wasn’t looking for the vibrant redhead down the hall from him. After a chance encounter, he can’t escape the need to be in her company again. He wants to explore the possibilities and the undeniable spark her touch inspires.

Torn between trying to right the past and accepting that she can only control her own life is Mary Beth truly ready for the love Elias is prepared to offer as a future?

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Review by Twinsie Angie

I was given this audio book for an honest review by the author.

The narrator by Kat Maxwell is amazing.  I loved seeing her name on the book for narrator.  She does a great job voicing the characters.  She is one of my favorite narrators for audio books.

Mary Beth is normally a strong, steady, and responsible business owner.  She and her 3 besties from high school built a business and are building toward a better future.  These girls are her everything and she will do everything to be the best for her friends/family.

Mary Beth is such a strong woman until her baby daddy, Nate, comes crawling back.  She is in a bad spot.  She keeps falling back into the sheets with him and will not move forward.  She lives in the “what if” he finally comes back.  She also thinks she needs to be available for the father of her son.  Which Nate fully takes advantage of.  He knows he can worm his way back in to her life.

Eli is the swinging bachelor who moves into Mary Beth’s apartment.  He catches a glimpse of her when moving in and cannot stop trying to get to know her.  They two have crazy chemistry plus major respect for one another.  They love to banter and grow to love each other but Nate will not let this love grow without issues.

Mary Beth has a lot of other issues besides her baby daddy and that is her real family.  The birth of her illegitimate son caused her to be disowned by her parents.  When she stumbles upon some family drama, she and her friends have to be there to support her as well as Eli.

I loved the story and seeing Case and Gabby plus seeing where the family will be headed in the future.

Michel Prince is an author who graduated with a bachelor degree in History and Political Science. Michel writes young adult and adult paranormal romance as well as contemporary romance.

With characters yelling “It’s my turn damn it!!!” She tries to explain to them that alas, she can only type a hundred and twenty words a minute and they will have wait their turn. She knows eventually they find their way out of her head and to her fingertips and she looks forward to sharing them with you.

When Michel can suppress the voices in her head she can be found at a scouting event or cheering for her son in a variety of sports. She would like to thank her family for always being in her corner and especially her husband for supporting her every dream and never letting her give up.

Michel is a member of RWA Pro and Midwest Fiction Writers. In 2013 she was awarded Elite Status with Rebel Ink Press. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband, son, and cat.

#WOTR21 #AudioBook #RH #SeriesEnder #Trilogy – Reclaiming Kendall, White Trash Trilogy Book 3 by Brandy Slaven Narration by Allie Martina and Chris Patton


Reclaiming Kendall (White Trash Trilogy, #3)

“Teagan, Lucas, Maverick, Grant . . . I love you. Then. Now. Forever.”

Two years after her father figure tries to kill her, Kendall has finally learned to live a normal life again. It helps that she’s had four very solid anchors to keep her from going adrift. Now the time has come for more permanency in their lives, with a wedding worthy of magazines and a honeymoon guaranteed to rock their worlds. Throw in some family drama, a little bit of bad news, and a kid closer to Kendall’s heart than she realizes. Kendall and her husbands realize being an adult isn’t going to be any easier than growing up. What lies ahead for this five-some family? Pick up the finale to the White Trash Trilogy to find out.


*This is the last book in a Contemporary Reverse Harem Trilogy.

*Recommended 17+ due to mature language and situations.


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I received this book from the author for an honest review. I also received this audio from the author.

I loved the audio voices for Allie Martina and Chris Patton. They both brought the characters to life for me and made the story that much more amazing!

I fell in love with Mav, Teagan, Grant and Lucas thanks to my friend Mary introducing me to this hella good world.  Kendall is one tough chick who will NOT be what the expectation is for her….white trash continuing the cycle in the trailer park.  We have seen her fight and scratch her way out and when she meets the Quad it all falls in place for her.  Her men, now husbands, have done everything to ensure their love will endure.

We have seen the 5 grow from high school to college and now we see them all taking the final plunge into marriage.  We know the struggles will not be over so quickly given their unusual “family” dynamic BUT they wont give up any part of the group or sacrifice their love for Kendall.

When the story starts we see the marriage and honeymoon….damn the breakfast scene…holy hot shower after is allllll I gotta say!!!  WOWZER!!  Brandy I will never look at pancakes and maple syrup the same way and neither with the other guys!!!

From the honeymoon we see them living their lives.  We see the daily routines and trying to make time for everyone.  I loved how each couple got private time but they also remained grounded in their family time and dynamic.

We see Kendall begin to struggle with not being enough when things come into play plus we see the family taking on a parental roll that none of them understand more than Kendall.  This book gives us more insight to the new budding “family” plus we also see the changes each person is willing to make for the love of their “brother husbands” and new wife.

I seriously am so sad to see them go but loved the surprises we got at the end with some spin offs and novellas coming our way!!!  Whoop Whoop!!

Brandy Slaven lives in Tennessee with her husband and two wild children. If you can’t find her creating worlds with her words, you will find her with her nose in a book at the beach or hiking at a state parks.

Find her online at
www.authorbrandyslaven.com