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The Start of Something Wonderful by Jane Lambert Audiobook Blog Tour with Review

19 Apr

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The Start of Something Wonderful

by Jane Lambert

Synopsis

It’s never too late to follow your dreams….

Forty-year-old air stewardess Emily Forsyth thought she had everything a woman could wish for: a glamorous, jet-set lifestyle, a designer wardrobe and a dishy pilot boyfriend. Until he breaks up with her…

Catapulted into a midlife crisis she wishes she’d had earlier, she decides to turn her life upside down, quitting her job and instead beginning to chase her long-held dreams of becoming an actress!

Leaving the skies behind her, Emily heads for the bright lights of London’s West End – but is it too late to reach for the stars?




Christie’s Review

4 STARS

“Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.”

What a wonderful, uplifting story that proves it’s never too late to go after your dreams!

Emily is a woman who likes the finer things in life and really has the life a lot of people would want. She is a stewardess and travels to great locations and a great boyfriend. However, her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend breaks up with her. She waited for years for him to finally ask her to be his wife, and now he has left her. She decides to completely upend her life and pursue her dream of becoming an actress at 40. This is the beginning of a journey full of ups and downs! I loved taking this trip with Emily.

Emily is a woman I’m sure a lot of women can relate to, especially us women who are in our 40s. It is a time of change no matter whether you have children leaving the nest or as Emily, you have a major life change. I admired her tenacity. She was reaching for dreams not many women would even attempt. As the title suggest, it really is the start of something wonderful for her. She is a completely different woman by the end of the book!!!

I’m pretty picky when it comes to audiobooks as I really have to like the narrator. The author, herself, narrated this one…she did a fabulous job. She really brought Emily alive for me. She made me really connect with her.

If you are looking for a great book with a great narrator, you don’t want to miss this one!!!!




Purchase Links:

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UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Start-of-Something-Wonderful/dp/B07FGWSDBJ

US https://www.amazon.com/The-Start-of-Something-Wonderful/dp/B07DY8SDPW

 

Author Bio 

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Jane taught English in Vienna then travelled the world as cabin crew, before making the life-changing decision to become an actor and voiceover artist in her mid-thirties. She has appeared in “Calendar Girls”, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time”,Deathtrap, and most recently “True West” in London’s West End.  She has recorded audiobooks for BBC AudioGo, Isis Publishing and HarperCollins. She is currently adapting “The Start of Something Wonderful” into a 6-part comedy drama for TV.

Social Media Links – Twitter: @janelambert22

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On a Tuesday by Whitney G Audio Tour with Review & Giveaway ($25 Amazon Gift Card)

28 Aug

On a Tuesday

by Whitney G.
Publication Date: September 19, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Purchase: Amazon | Audible | iTunes

We met on a Tuesday.
Became best friends, then lovers, on a Tuesday.
And everything fell apart on a Tuesday…

Charlotte Taylor has three automatic strikes in my book: 1) She hates me. She also claims that I’m a “domineering jerk with a huge, overbearing ego.” (I do have something huge. It’s not my ego, though.) 2) She takes our mandatory tutoring sessions way too seriously. 3) She’s sexy as hell…And a virgin.

At least, those were her strikes before our study sessions started lasting longer than they were supposed to. Until one innocent kiss became a hundred dirty ones, and until she became the first woman I ever fell hard for.

Our future together after graduation was supposed to be set:
Professional football for me. Law school for her.

But she left me at the end of the semester with no explanation, and then she completely disappeared from my life.

Until tonight.

We met on a Tuesday.
Became everything, then nothing, on a Tuesday.
And now it’s seven years later, on a Tuesday…

*This is a full length second chance romance, inspired by Adele’s “When We Were Young”

 



Christie’s Review

5 STARS

I absolutely LOVE second chance romances, and I fell in love with this one instantly…actually, when I read the synopsis. Charlotte and Grayson spoke to me then!!!

Charlotte and Grayson should never have crossed paths. Grayson represents everything Charlotte hates in a man…an over inflated ego and one who has a revolving group of women he has sex with. Grayson doesn’t date, so Charlotte definitely isn’t a girl Grayson would normally go for. However, destiny has other plans for these two, and Charlotte is Grayson’s new tutor who meets with him every Tuesday. Grayson is intrigued by her, and Charlotte can’t stand him. First, she tolerates him, Then, she allows him to be her friend. Finally, she falls in love with him, just like he falls in love with her. Unfortunately, something tears them apart. Really this is where the story begins….

The book is told after the breakup with flashbacks showing readers how they fell in love and how it went so wrong, which is a bit of a mystery!

I really enjoyed how the story unfolds. It isn’t insta-love, at least on Charlotte’s part. Grayson has a way of getting under her skin, and his charm is what I loved most about him. He really is a good guy. He had his fun, but he learned the hard way who he could trust and who he couldn’t. Charlotte is intelligent and beautiful, and is the perfect girl for Grayson. She definitely doesn’t let him get away with things just because of his popularity on campus.

Part of what makes audio books so great is when narrators bring the story alive. However, I’m pretty picky when it comes to narrators. I have to say both Erin Mallon and Joseph Discher did a phenomenal job of telling this couple’s story.  They each had me engrossed in Charlotte and Grayson’s story from the beginning.

The combination of a great book, great characters, and great narrators made this a 5 Star listen for me.



About Whitney G.

Whitney G. is a twenty-eight-year-old optimist who is obsessed with travel, tea, and great coffee. She’s also a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of several contemporary novels, and the cofounder of The Indie Tea–an inspirational blog for indie romance authors.

When she’s not chatting with readers on her Facebook Page, you can find her on her website at http://www.whitneygbooks.com or on instagram: @whitneyg.author. (If she’s not in either of those places, she’s probably locked away working on another crazy story.)

Don’t forget to sign up for Whitney’s monthly newsletter here: http://bit.ly/1p9fEYF

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New Audio Book Review: Bro Code by Kendall Ryan! 5-Stars!!! The narrators truly brought the book to life for me!!!!

20 May

 

 

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From New York Times bestselling author Kendall Ryan comes a flirty new standalone about falling for your older brother’s best friend.

There’s pretty much only one rule when you’re a guy.

Don’t be a douche.

Turns out, the fastest way to break that rule is to fall for your best friend’s sister.

Ava’s brilliant, sharp-tongued, gorgeous, and five years younger than me.

She’s the sexual equivalent of running with scissors. In a word, she’s dangerous. And completely off-limits.

Falling for her could ruin everything.

Yet I can’t seem to stop, even when her company is threatened by a lawsuit, and my promotion hinges on representing the opposing client—and winning.

I can’t see a way out of this mess that doesn’t end in a broken friendship, a broken heart, or a ruined career.

I may have broken the bro code when I fell for Ava. But do I have the balls to handle what comes next?

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CHRISTIE’S REVIEW

5 STARS

Bro Code by Kendall Ryan is my favorite type of romance to read…the perfect combination of sweet and sexy!

Barrett has returned home for his best friend, Nick’s, father’s retirement party. He just hopes he can make it through without his hidden feelings for Nick’s sister, Ava, from surfacing. He knows Nick would kill him if he knew how he felt about Ava. He would be breaking “bro code.” Things get a little harder to control once he sees her.

Ava is shocked to see Barrett when he shows up with Nick. She has always had a crush on her Barrett. While her friends were dreaming about celebrities, she was dreaming about Barrett. She never thought he even noticed her, but one stolen kiss changes all that.

The chemistry between Ava and Nick was insane. Ryan definitely made me feel butterflies in my stomach many times! What I loved most about this couple was their deep friendship they had as well. That was evident in the memories they each shared throughout the book. Those were so incredibly sweet. It just made sense for these two to be together. They are both strong, independent, and intelligent people. Their HEA won’t be an easy one. Ava is taking over her father’s struggling plant, and Barrett is trying to make partner in his law firm. But, the biggest challenge is the secret Barrett is keeping from Ava that could change everything.

Now for the most important part of this review, the narrators. Both Ava Erickson and Jacob Morgan brought the story to life for me. I had already read the book earlier in the month, so I was quite excited to listen to it. The characters had already found a special place in my heart. I’m quite picky about my narrators, and both of them exceeded my expectations. They made Ava and Barrett even more special to me. I have had the opportunity to listen to both narrators before, and I loved them already, and I’m a huge fan of dual narrators!!!!

Bro Code was the perfect book to kick off my summer reading but I have to say the audio version is probably my favorite. If you love audio books or are a new listener, you should really download this one today. It’s perfect if you are driving in the car, working out, or doing housework. It will definitely make the time fly by.

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A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She’s a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she’s appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.

Visit her at: www.kendallryanbooks.com for the latest book news, and fun extras

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New Audio Review: Driving Whiskey Wild by Melissa Foster

26 Apr

A captivating new sexy standalone romance by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster.

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Special Forces veteran and Dark Knights Motorcycle Club member Bullet Whiskey lives to protect his family, their bar, and the residents of his small hometown. He’s rough, unapologetic, and haunted by a secret, painful past. He’s also a master at keeping people away, and when his sister hires gorgeous and sweet Finlay Wilson to help expand their biker bar, he knows just how to get rid of her.

After losing her boyfriend and her father, Finlay moves back to her hometown to be closer to the little family she has left. She needs her temporary job at Whiskey Bro’s to get her catering business off the ground, and she’s determined not to let the gruff, arrogant mountain of a man Bullet Whiskey scare her off.

Finlay is everything Bullet has never wanted. She’s afraid of his dog, afraid of motorcycles, and sweet enough to give him cavities, but as she weaves her way into the hearts of everyone around him, he’s powerless to resist her charms. Passion ignites, but trust doesn’t come easily, and when their pasts collide, Bullet finds out the true meaning of protecting those he loves.

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CHRISTIE’S REVIEW

5 STARS

Driving Whiskey Wild was another great book by Melissa Foster! What made it even better was the narrator, Paul Woodson. He really brought the characters and the story to life!

Bullet was a fantastic character. He is everything a woman wants in a man…a bad boy with a good heart. Finlay’s description of him being an intimidating man was spot on. However, under that sexy, tough exterior is his best attribute…his heart! He doesn’t trust very easily and only gives his heart to a limited number of people, mostly his family. Finlay may change that. She is definitely not the type of girl he usually is attracted to. She is too sweet, and because of that underlying attraction, he is either rude or making crude sexual remarks about her. When he is forced to spend more time with her, he develops a fierce protectiveness and feelings he has never had for another woman.

Finlay is one of those quirky characters I can’t help but fall in love with. She is sweet and charming, but she also has a strength and determination most people aren’t expecting. Bullet is definitely not the type of guy she would ever date. His rudeness and sexual comments created a lot of complicated feelings within herself. One minute she wants to slap him across the face, and then, in the next moment, she wants to kiss him (and more). As she spends more time with him, she begins seeing a very different side of him, not the tough guy he portrays to others. These two have a sexual chemistry that is “off the charts hot.” It’s their deeper, emotional, and sweet relationship that really melted my heart.

As I wrote earlier, the narrator was AMAZING!!! I’m pretty particular about a narrator’s voice. He or she can make or break an audio book for me. I am mostly a fan of dual narrators, one a male and one a female. But, Woodson blew me away! I’m a huge fan of Melissa Foster already, but I’m even a bigger fan now. Paul Woodson also has a new fan in me!

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MEET MELISSA

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Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are always family oriented–perfect beach reads for contemporary romance lovers who enjoy reading about loyal heroes and smart, sassy heroines with complex and relatable issues.

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Website: http://melissafoster.com/

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