Reviews by Kaetrin Allen

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Flowers from the Storm

Narrated by Nicholas Boulton One of the first books I read when I got back into reading romance a few years ago was Flowers From the Storm. I remember being caught up in heart pounding fear for Jervaulx as he was mistreated in the asylum; of feeling rage on his behalf. I remember being so captiva ...

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The Lion's Lady

Narrated by Susan Duerden I’ve read/listened to very little Garwood. That confession might get me kicked out of Romancelandia, I suppose, but there it is. Many of my online friends rate this book as one of their all time favorites, so when I had the opportunity to review it, I decided to take t ...

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Tempting the Best Man

Narrated by Kaleo Griffith Kaleo Griffith’s name in the narrator slot was enough to make me want to give this a try. And then I found out that the book was an “in love with brother’s best friend” story so I was in. Tempting the Best Man is the first book in the Gamble Brothers series by J ...

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Love Irresistibly

Narrated by Karen White As the Assistant US Attorney in charge of prosecuting Twitter terrorist Kyle Rhodes, (hero of About That Night), Cade Morgan could have been a somewhat unsympathetic hero. But, Ms. James cleverly redeemed Cade by the end of the previous book, paving the way for readers to ge ...

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Die for Me

Narrated by Emily Beresford Katherine Cole fled Boston three years ago following the discovery that her then-fiancé, Michael O’Rourke, was the Valentine’s Killer. She walked in on him with the body of his latest victim. Michael, or Valentine as she thinks of him, disappeared. Now in New Orle ...

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Twice Tempted

Narrated by Tavia Gilbert Warning: mild spoilers for Once Burned I love Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress series and last year, I was very happy to listen to Once Burned (the first entry in the Night Prince trilogy) and get to know Vlad a little better. I liked Leila very much and enjoyed the dyna ...

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Breaking Point

Narrated by Kaleo Griffith When Breaking Point was released in print, I waited excitedly for my copy to arrive in the mail and read it as soon as I opened the package. I liked it very much but didn’t love it quite as much as I was hoping to. Perhaps it was just what happens sometimes when a boo ...

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Rush

Narrated by Adam Paul Rush is the first in Ms. Banks’ Breathless trilogy featuring three billionaires who run a hotel empire – Gabe, Jace, and Ash. Gabe Hamilton has had his eye on Jace’s sister, Mia Crestwell, for about four years, but waited until she was twenty-four to make his move. He ...

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Crystal Cove

Narrated by Tanya Eby Brilliance had a bit of a blip with Dream Lake, the third book in the Friday Harbor series, replacing Tanya Eby (who narrated the first two books) with Jeff Cummings. I haven’t listened to Dream Lake but I hear it was a fairly tragic experience for romance audiobook lovers ...

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About That Night

Narrated by Karen White I was about halfway through About That Night when I realized the suspense was not the main focus of the book and the entire storyline started making a lot more sense. Unlike other entries in the FBI/US Attorney series that carry a feel of romantic suspense (although all ar ...