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  • Felix and the Prince

  • A Forever Wilde Novel, Book 2
  • Written by: Lucy Lennox
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Felix - Things I expect to find at Gadleigh Castle: rare stained glass, the subject of my dissertation; peace and quiet, to finish said dissertation; an escape from the paparazzi. Things I don’t expect to find: a hidden door leading to a secret room; the most gorgeous man I’ve ever set eyes on; love. Lio - Things I know are expected of me in life: I will become the King of Liorland; I will marry a nice woman; I will provide heirs to my family’s monarchy. Reasons that might be difficult: I’m gay; I’m falling in love with Felix; He has no idea I’m royal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly Great

  • By Brianne Mccallum on 2019-05-25

Surprisingly Great

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-05-25

I never read fairytales. Can't stand them. so admittedly I skipped this book in the series. After I got bored of other books I caved and got this one. I think it may be tied for my favorite spot along with Hudson and Flirt and now Wilde Love. So it was a huge surprise.

When I put aside the whole he's a fake Prince of a fake country it just ended up being a really great love story. Yes completely unrealistic but great nonetheless. It's sweet without being too sweet, it's funny in spots and of course has some sexy moments. I also found that with Felixs regular life and the inclusion of his other family members occasionally it balanced out the realistic with the unrealistic parts so it made it believable enough.

Bottom line if u like fairytales u will love and if you're like me and don't def give it a chance it's not like other fairytales. Yes it's far fetched but it's real enough and if you keep that in mind and focus more on their cure relationship you will love it

Michael is great as always. He had 2 distinct voices/accents so it was easy to follow

  • His Cocky Valet

  • Undue Arrogance Series, Book 1
  • Written by: Cole McCade
  • Narrated by: Joel Leslie
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Ash Harrington's life is out of control. At 23 years old, he's suddenly the head of a multibillion dollar global corporation he is in no way equipped to run. His father is dying. His mother's run away. He's spent his entire adult life playing fast and loose with his life and his loves, but when he's dragged into a position of responsibility with the fate of the company on his shoulders, he goes spinning into freefall. And Brand Forsythe is the only man to catch him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly this is a really good book

  • By Brianne Mccallum on 2019-05-14

Surprisingly this is a really good book

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-05-14

I can't believe a book this good was written in just 2 weeks and just out of spite (kudos for standing up for what u believe in). I thoroughly enjoyed it

Now if you're looking for a book that's full of heat this isn't it. It has a few moments but nothing compared to others I have read. Which is the only reason I left off a star.

The story itself is great. It flows nicely and was entertaining.

This book doesn't necessarily fall into any certain sub category. It has a daddy/boy feel but the MC didn't like those titles. He just called it being a dedicated valet but safe to say it's def more in the daddy rhelm. It doesn't fall into bdsm as there are no objects used and no physical punishments other than the MC giving his partner an orgasm (is that really a punishment lol). It does have certain aspects of a dom/sub relationship but milder. However if you are into the daddy or dom scenes I would say this is close enough to enjoy.

  • Hot Head

  • Written by: Damon Suede
  • Narrated by: Charlie David
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Since 9/11, Brooklyn firefighter Griff Muir has wrestled with impossible feelings for his best friend and partner at Ladder 181, Dante Anastagio. Unfortunately, Dante is strictly a ladies’ man, and the FDNY isn’t exactly gay-friendly. For ten years, Griff has hidden his heart in a half-life of public heroics and private anguish. Griff’s caution and Dante’s cockiness make them an unbeatable team. To protect his buddy, there’s nothing Griff wouldn’t do… until a nearly bankrupt Dante proposes the worst possible solution: HotHead.com, a gay porn website where uniformed hunks get down and dirty.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great performance

  • By Brianne Mccallum on 2019-05-01

Great performance

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-05-01

Charlie does a great performance and for anyone who knows his work, he does some minor singing in this which I give him credit for his confidence in doing that and it's actually pretty good. The music however at the start of each chapter and at the start was unnecessary and weird. Tho I'm not sure if that was his doing or added later by the recording group so I leave that part aside.

  • Fired Up

  • Fever Falls, Book 1
  • Written by: Riley Hart
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

If there's one thing I know, it's how to play the game...both on and off the field. If it hadn't been for that one teenage slipup where I kissed Beau Campbell, I'd be able to keep fooling myself. Football is the one thing I use to distract myself from the truth, and when I screw-up and lose the game I love, I find myself right back in Fever Falls. And right back face-to-face with Cranky Campbell, who hates me even more than he did when we were kids. But whatever magic he held over me then is still there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great 2nd chance story

  • By Brianne Mccallum on 2019-04-28

A great 2nd chance story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-04-28

I always love 2nd chance/friends to lovers stories and this one is great. Not only did I love the 2 MCs but I also loved the Kenny character and love how Riley wrote his character in a very respectful manner.

Michael Pauley does a great performance as always. I'm sure this book was an added challenge with Kennys character and Michael does a superb job at it and in a respectful manner.

  • Made Mine: A Protectors / Made Marian Crossover

  • Written by: Sloane Kennedy, Lucy Lennox
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4

What happens when a group of tough vigilantes meets up with a big-hearted family with boundary issues? Reese: It’s supposed to be an easy job. You know, the kind you get after you’ve been gone a while and the boss is unsure of how capable you still are? But then there’s a mugging, an abduction, two thugs, and a blackmail scheme. And smack-dab in the middle of it is a beautiful lost soul who needs me. The scared, young gamer-geek pushes all my protective buttons and awakens something inside me that’s ready to dive right in and inhale the man. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Too many things wrong with this one

  • By Brianne Mccallum on 2019-04-10

Too many things wrong with this one

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-04-10

Such a disappointment when I loved both the made marian series and the Wilde series. It didn't get good til the last 30 mins. Before that it was a lot of waiting around and a lot of things just didn't add up. Also I could not stand what a puke Griff was made out to be. The little girl is cute and her Princess kitty and I enjoyed the other marian clan esp Tilly but the rest was just a mess.

  • His Saint: A Forever Wilde Novel

  • Written by: Lucy Lennox
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

I don't need anyone's protection. I'm fine. But to appease my sister after a home invasion, I agree to take self-defense lessons. They just so happen to be with a big, muscled former navy SEAL who may or may not be everything I've always daydreamed about but never thought I could have. And he's dead set on looking out for me even when things in my life suddenly get complicated. Between the increasing threats against me and pressure from my wealthy family to be someone I'm not, I'm having a hard time keeping it together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is actually 2 love stories in one

  • By Brianne Mccallum on 2019-04-08

This book is actually 2 love stories in one

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-04-08

I really liked this book. Saint and Augie are great together. This book had everything from love and drama to humor.

There are actually 2 love stories in this. The 2nd being an added bonus. It was really sweet as well but I won't spoiler who.

It was great hearing about the other characters from the other books and where they are now.

This book had a lot of drama. The whole thing with Augie and I thought the reasoning behind it all was rather weak. If you're going to have that much drama it better be for a better reason than that but regardless the plot that followed was really interesting. I loved that Sainte was so protective of his Augie. Yes it's his job but he def took a special interest. if you're just lookimg for a love story with raunchy sex this isn't it. With everything going on there's aren't a lot of scenes and a lot of them are more the cute quick kind with more handies than anything thrown in

I was a little disappointed with the bonus scene after the epilogue. It seemed like a wasted opportunity to pop a question given the scene description.

There's a good news bomb dropped that I won't spoiler but I loved hearing and some added mystery/drama surrounding Grampa which doesn't get resolved but I must find out about. so I can't wait til Grandpas book comes out. Overall this book was super interesting.

  • Looking for Trouble

  • Written by: Riley Hart
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

Dylan Sutton doesn't go looking for trouble, but it always seems to find him. After the devastating loss of his father, he travels across the country to deliver a letter to his dad's estranged best friend. But surely, he deserves a night of relaxation when he first gets to town, right? He sets his sights on the attractive older guy at the bar - except his almost-one-night-stand turns out to be the very man he's in town to see. Oops.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVED THIS BOOK

  • By Brianne Mccallum on 2019-04-07

LOVED THIS BOOK

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-04-07

Loved everything about this book. Loved the premise (age diff/dad's best friend). Loved both the MCs and their instant chemistry. They both have past pain they could relate to and help each other with. They were very different but opposites attract in the best way. Yes there are compromises that needed to be made with this but they really balanced each other out and filled what was missing in each other's lives. I loved the plot and the little teasers that are dropped along the way that make you want to keep reading to find out what happened to them in their past and where they end up. it's a great standalone with a great HEA and no cliffhanger. Although if Riley were to write about Gideon I def wouldn't mind ;)
This is one of my favs of Riley for sure. Cute cover too ;)

Michael does a great job as always.

  • Wilde Fire

  • A Forever Wilde Novel
  • Written by: Lucy Lennox
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Seth Walker was my first love and I always swore he’d be my last. Even after he moved away our senior year in high school, we vowed to reunite after graduation. But when he suddenly broke things off without explanation and crushed my heart, it was my turn to run. After a decade in the navy, I’ve finally come home ready to move on with my life as Hobie’s newest firefighter. Unfortunately, the minute I set eyes on the new sheriff in town, I know I’m screwed. Hobie’s top cop is none other than Seth Walker. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This one was difficult for me

  • By Brianne Mccallum on 2019-04-02

This one was difficult for me

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-04-02

I give this one between 3 and 4. This one had me even more annoyed than West book 1 and I was pretty annoyed at that one.

This book had a very interesting story and I kept wanting to read to find out what happens so it could of been a perfect book. Seth and Otto are great together and have great chemistry.

What almost turned me off were so many things. The desperate wife being ridiculous, the brother and parents being bigot assholes and even Otto and Seth both not saying what they knew. It was all so frustrating and I wanted to knock some sense into everyone.

I recommend Hudson's book and the novella flirt though

Michael Pauley did a great performance.

  • Hudson's Luck

  • A Forever Wilde Novel
  • Written by: Lucy Lennox
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Don't ever accidentally fall for the straight guy. Especially when he's trying to pry your family's business right out from under you. I should know. Because when Hudson Wilde walks into my family's pub and begins babbling so adorably, I can't help but fall just a little bit in love. But I'm looking for Forever Man, and the sexy American is certainly not him. He's so confused about what he wants, even choosing something from the dinner menu throws him into a fuddle. But those eyes...how can I resist? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great performance and story

  • By Brianne Mccallum on 2019-03-28

Great performance and story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-03-28

I really enjoyed this story. The 2 MCs have great chemistry. The storyline is interesting, the romance is cute and there's some humor thrown in. I like the old ladies from Made Marian making an appearance in the beginning

Michael did an amazing job. He's my favorite narrator. He has a great voice and performs scenes perfectly. You can feel the emotion in his voice. I've heard others complain that he doesn't alter his voice between characters in other books and that is true, it just never bothered me. Those people will be happy to know that in this book he uses an Irish accent for Charlie and a country accent for Hudson and plays the females and elder men very distinctive and well done.

  • The Best Man

  • Written by: L.A. Witt
  • Narrated by: Zack Andrews
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

Jon Beatty thought he'd found the best man for him until Craig walked out. To add insult to injury, Craig's got a new lover - a woman - and wants Jon to be a different kind of best man...at his wedding. Reasoning that the only way to get over one man is to get under another, Jon heads out to Wilde's, the night club on Capitol Hill famous for its hot clientele and hotter bartenders. Jon just wants to get drunk and get laid, and bartender Liam Sable is more than willing to help with both.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It has some slight flaws but is very interesting

  • By Brianne Mccallum on 2019-03-23

It has some slight flaws but is very interesting

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-03-23

Despite the premise being ridiculous (asking ex to be best man) I really liked this book. The 2 MC were well paired and had great chemistry. I enjoyed the plot of Jon looking for a 1 time hookup, leading to them enjoying each other and deciding to have a friend's with benefits relationship where both are newly single and just want to distract from their previous hardships and don't want a bf. With their perfect chemistry in and out of the bedroom u know where that goes. ;) I hated Jons ex from the start with the position he put Jon in so I was rooting for Liam and Jon right from the start.
I won't spoiler it but the sub plot twist I was not expecting and it made me want to keep reading to find out what happens.
This could of been a 5 star but I had to leave off 1 star. I was really annoyed that Liam wasn't being upfront with Jon about said plot twist and ultimately pulling Jon into his crap without his knowledge. I think things could of been handled a lot better.

The narrator did a really good job. He had a nice sounding, raspy, sexy voice. He was easy to listen to. He did speak rather slow but in a purposeful matter of sexual appeal. Unlike some other boring monotone voices that have put me to sleep. He uses a echo mic for the parts where the character is just thinking things and not saying them out loud. To distinguish the two. It sounds strange and happens a lot but I got use to it and admire this unique concept on the narrators part. I only give him a 4 due to him not differentiating his voice between the characters. I got a little mixed up on who was saying what a few times.