Thursday, January 18, 2018

Timeless Pleasure


Timeless Pleasure
Timeless Hearts Series, Book 9
By: Sandra E. Sinclair
Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
Series: Timeless Hearts, Book 9
Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
Unabridged
Release date: 10-26-17


I have totally enjoyed each book of this series going back in time finding your one true love has been an amazing series with Timeless Pleasure being a wonderful addition to it. The author throws in a little paranormal into the mix of a half Indian who had to leave his home because of what a jealous woman did many years ago. One man who has dreams of one woman for so many years that he does not even have to close his eyes to see her. This one woman can change his life make him normal giving him back his life and making him whole. He has given up hope of ever seeing her when he goes to town and looks down the street he can’t believe his eyes there before him is the women of his dreams. Can it be true? Can she set him free?  Does she know? Has she had the same dreams as him? So many questions with no answers in site.  If you enjoy time travel, Indians who has visions and true romance at its finest than you do not want to miss this one.

Ms. Kelly just gets better and better with each new narration she does, she has come so far from the first one I listened to. As I start listening I know there will be many smiles, laughs and maybe a few tears as she takes me on a journey bring to life a story that needs a voice only she can give. I have totally enjoyed Timeless Pleasure with her many different voices she gives live to the characters showing true emotions.  There are no background noise, no repeating of words, no volume changes. If any breaks were taken I could not tell. I love that I always know who is talking and what they are feeling with the powerful pull she gives her characters never leaving you guessing. I could hear the desperation in Bradley voice to just want to be normal, to find that one person who would be his other half.  The pain in Emily’s voice when she found out about her mother and how she helped with that down fall. The audio is very clean and clear giving you a delightful listen you get lost in.

I loved the mystery around Bradley, the not knowing even for him. I totally enjoyed how the author created the scenes with Emily and how she knew what to do. The danger of not knowing, the fear when the knowing becomes too real, it isn’t something I can talk about without giving the plot away just know the author pulls you in giving you one heck of a twist holding you spellbound. I really enjoyed getting to see past characters, getting to know how their lives had changed. The author really shows how the effect of you past holds the keys to your future. She gave closure to so many of the past characters in a way that really makes you smile. The past book is woven into this one in a way that is very pleasing to the read.  I loved the way she brought the horses into the story they play a very big part. Emily has a way with them that surprises so many. The opening where she time travels back in time and the way she deals with the first horse she sees is amazing. How she turns the tables when a sale goes wrong, how she deals with the fight and how she deals with Bradley and his issues is just delightful. I think this is my favorite so far. All of these books have touched me but this one goes way into emotions and finding peace that only true love can bring. I loved the twists and turns, the danger, excitement and the thrills that words just do not define, you have to read it to get the full effect of how touching this story is. From the narrator to the author they bring a timeless story that will stay with you for a long time to come.


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Summary
Emily has built a wall around her heart, wanting no part of falling in love after witnessing the turmoil it has caused her loved ones. Ever since her mother walked on out them, she's been the one who has cared for her family. After her cousin goes away again, with no word to her, she goes searching for her so she can finally confront her over feelings she's kept bottled up for the past five years.
Her search sends her back in time, and into the arms of Bradley Stolfi, a lonely cowboy with a shady past and a dark secret, he keeps hidden from the world. Bradley's secret and past are about to catch up to him, and will drag sweet Emily, the woman who's haunted his dreams for most of his life, down with it. In order to save her, he will have to give into the darkness he's spent his life fighting to keep under control.
Emily is willing to risk it all, but will Bradley be willing to let her? Or figure out a way to save them both?

Delightfully Deluded


Delightfully Deluded
Mail Order Misdelivery, Book 3
By: Barbara Goss
Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
Series: Mail Order Misdeliveries, Book 3
Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
Unabridged


Mail order brides have such a hard life never knowing if the one they pick is real or not. What if you became one travel so many miles to find out this is not the man you thought he was? You really have to wonder how many times this did happen and just what the poor women did. Come take a listen about one woman who found the man not to be who he said he was and wanted way more then she was willing to give as she takes off running as fast as he can She finds she might have jumped from the frying pan into the fire as she tells one too many lies to get away from her groom to be. What you will find between these pages will make you laugh, want to cry as you hold your breath wondering just how can it get any worse as this author weaves her way right in to your heart with a plot that makes you want to close your eyes an pray. 

Ms. Kelly does a wonderful job narrating from her wonderful character voices to the delightful emotions she puts into her audios. You can hear the emotions that each character is going through as well as the fear, happiness and sorrow they must go through. There are no background noise, no repeating of words, no volume changes. If any breaks were taken I could not tell. I always knew who was talking, what they were going through. She really brought the characters to life pulling me in and painting a picture I could see in my mind. I could really hear the desperation in Eden’s voice and the angry at being dupe in Andrews’s voice. This is a very clean, crisp audio that is very realistic that you almost feel like you are watching a movie. I really enjoyed how she show the sparks flying between these two and how she really brought out their true feeling for each other and other characters.  Her male voices were just as good as her female voices. I totally enjoyed listening to this audio.

What really made this audio for me was how realistic the scenes where, this is a very believable story that really touches you heart. It is about what one woman is willing to do to get away from a man she can’t trust to find a better life for herself. She doesn’t plan things out very well and gets into one mess after another with lies on top of lies. One man who does a good deed wishes he has looked the other way. It is so true no good deed goes unpunished but in this case the plot thickens as Andrew has to deal with his own issues of what he has waiting at home for him. I really liked the preacher and his outlook on marrying mail order brides as well as his mother and her matchmaking ways. There are many twists and turns with danger around the corner. There was a time or two when my heart was in my throat. It is a very well thought out story that holds the listeners attention getting you involved yelling at the characters. I totally enjoyed it from start to finish and really wished all mail order brides who find their selves in a mess had an Andrew to save them.  


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Can true love win against desperation, animosity, and deceit? Eden Jamison decides to become a mail order bride to escape her lonely life, and ends up with an undesirable intended. She manages to escape him by dressing as a lad and fleeing, but in the process, ends up owing a debt she isn’t able to repay—at least with money. Andrew Mayfield vows she’ll walk all the way to Hays with him, doing all the work along the way to repay him. Andrew is furious with “Eddie”, and Eden finds Andrew bossy and irritating. When he discovers her gender, he softens somewhat, and during their travels they grow closer, however, Andrew already has an intended waiting for him in Hays.

Merry Christmas, Henry


Merry Christmas, Henry
A Chicago Christmas, Book 3
By: Aubrey Wynne
Narrated by: Tom Jordan
Series: A Chicago Christmas, Book 3
Length: 56 mins
Unabridged
Release date: 12-05-17


A very short listen that will take your breath away about a very talent artist who isn’t in it for the money but for the art of making beautiful art. He falls in love with a woman in a painting and become obsessed with her. This is very well thought out and put together so much so you feel the love and the pain. It is a beautiful story of true love that will touch every romance read straight to your heart. I just loved it as it brought a tear to my eye and smile to my heart.

Mr. Jordan really brings this story to life for me pulling on my heartstrings making me believe in true love that is worlds apart with many centuries between them.  He really make me feel Henry’s love, his wants and needs and what drove him. I loved his character voices he really gives so much to them. You can feel the emotions in his voice. You know just what each character is feeling, you always know who is talking. There are no background noises, no volume changes and if any breaks were taken I could not tell.  This story is built around Henry and the narrator knows just what it takes to make Henry and the picture he is obsessed with seem real and come to life. Mr. Jordan delivers a very clean, clear audio that you get lost in. His natural voice is just a wonderful as his character voices. It is a voice you have no trouble listening to as he brings excitement and sorrow to Henry that holds you spellbound.

I did not want it to end, I wanted to know more about Henry and his true love.

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Summary
A holiday fantasy short story for the romantic.
Henry, a shy and talented artist, moonlights as a security guard at a museum and loses his heart to a beautiful, melancholy woman in a painting. As his obsession grows, he finds a kindred soul who helps him in his search for happiness. On Christmas Eve, Henry dares to take a chance on love and fulfill his dream.


Silent Threat (Mission Recovery #1)


Silent Threat (Mission Recovery #1)
by Dana Marton

Wow as I set down to write this I go back and reflect on what stood out, what grabbed my attention. The first things that always comes to mind bring a BIG smile to my face is when Cole goes searching the offices and comes across one office stepping back when he sees needles hanging. At this time I am laughing out loud and I cannot get that picture out of my head. It is well worth the read just to read this part of the book.  If that isn’t enough it is fast pace with a little action, a touch of romance, danger, mystery of deaths and why they are dying, along with some heart break of losing a solider along with going through trying time to find yourself and wanting to be back with your team. Cole has lost part of his feeling in his one arm, deaf and has major flash backs. He has trouble dealing with day to day life. What better person to go to a rehab center for Vets where someone is leaking sensitive military information to the enemy. His boss thinks he is the best man for the job, poor Cole would rather be anywhere but here with these tree hugs. NO way NO how is he hugging any trees to get this job done. Cole was the perfect person for this mission he was in real need as he even pointed out that maybe his boss sent him here to help him work through his problems. I think it was a mixture of both.  His handicaps are real, which makes him a believable person to be there. His hearing loss was an eye opener which made it hard to do the job he was given but not impossible.

Annie is the tree hugger who does amazing things for wound soldiers getting them back to nature finding their enter self and letting them find some peace to take the next step in life. She has some wonderful point that even us who read it should be able to enjoy setting ourselves a little freer getting away from our stressful lives. It doesn’t take long for her to find out Cole is going to be a handful in so many ways. There is a very strong draw to Cole even though they do not get off to a good start she gives it her all hoping she can help him find his way to a more stress free life and less nightmares.  She does play a big part in the plot with her ex stalking her could he be the one who keeps leaving things for her?

I really love the tree hugging issue Cole has he has a wonderful personality, a little off humor which is good, easy to like and oh so easy to laugh with. I enjoyed watching Annie turn the tables on him bring him out a little getting him to do things her way and how she did that is amazing and fun. I liked the budding romance the easy way it flows. The mystery of who the killer is holds your attention and keeps you guessing. The way the book opens up you are left guessing if there was a murder or just an accident. The mystery of the codes getting out I try hard to work it out but I never really made it, the author had to give me a few more clues. It was really fun watching these two run in circles around each other, their misunderstanding and watching them fall over each other but keeping their distance.  Suspense is wonderful filled with a few heart stopping moments. The danger of the unknown with bodies starting to add up keeping the reader guessing. One needs to remember this plot is about finding the person who is sending the codes not so much about healing the wounded. No not everyone is helped which makes it a more believable story. Some you see getting better and leaving, others it will take more time. No Cole didn’t get all better but he was better and it did help him being there. What is important is the giving of classify information and that person being taken down along with it we learn a little more about military issues of our troops of their mind and body after going through all they have. Being a military supporter and spending time with him online I can tell the author has done her home work. The way she lays the story out with their issues of coming home, starting over, wishing it was you and not your buddy that was lost, feeling helpless and alone, from the flashbacks to the nightmares she has it to a T.  

The ending leaves you with your heart in your throat waiting to see the outcome.  What it boils down to is the excitement, holding you on the edge, the danger, the fear, the unknown, the mystery, humor that makes this a page turner and a wonderful start to a wonderful new series.

I can’t wait to listen to this on Audible

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Summary
A former Navy SEAL, Cole Makani Hunter has returned home from a disastrous black ops mission without his best friend, his hearing, or the use of his right arm. So when his ex–commanding officer assigns him to an undercover mission at a rehab center for vets to discover who leaked sensitive military information to an enemy, he’d rather be anywhere but there. Almost immediately, Cole finds himself at odds with Annie Murray—a peace-loving ecotherapist whose dream is to open an animal sanctuary out of her home. While the two seemingly have nothing in common, their spirited arguments soon fuel a passion for each other.
But just as things begin to heat up between therapist and patient, dangerous complications arise. So does the past—and a shocking revelation that puts Cole and everything he now holds dear in the path of a murderous traitor.