Audiobook Review – Hugh Deal

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Even for a top-gun banker, temptation this hot is quite a gamble in a sexy Wall Street romp from New York Times best-selling author Lauren Layne.

An alpha among the wolves of Wall Street, Kennedy Dawson rose to the top of the pack by striking the right contracts at the right times. But there’s one deal that’s been giving him a run for his money – a pact to never again let his assistant, Kate, get under his skin. She may be smart, gorgeous, and sharp as a whip, but she’s definitely off-limits.

Kate Henley isn’t a banker, but she knows a thing or two about risk management – specifically, about managing her attraction to her smolderingly sexy boss. She already fell once, and Kennedy showed no sign of paying a return on her investment. So when Kennedy’s brother starts pursuing her, Kate figures she has the best of both worlds. Jack is charming, rich, very attentive, and the spitting image of his older brother.

It’s also making Kennedy think twice. But to win Kate’s heart, he’ll have to broker the deal of a lifetime…and prove he’s worth the risk.

This was a fun book and a great ending to everyone’s story. We learn a lot about both Kate and Kennedy through out the other two book. So finally getting to their story I was beyond exited. Lauren Layne does not disappoint with this book. I would have to say that this is my favorite book out of the whole series. I think I keep for getting to put in that theses books are told in weeks. Very unique to the story.

If you have not read the other two reviews then you know how I feel about these two voice actors. They are amazing. Teddy and Samatha I can’t wait till I can listen to them as a duo again. They have been added to my auto buy list.

Thank you all for joining me here in our little part of wonderland. Please don’t forget to feed the unicorns on your way out.

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Ashten

Free Friday – London Academy 1

Piper, a London socialite, thought she had life all figured out.
Too bad an ancient, hidden academy comes knocking to turn her life inside out.

Pulled into the world of the Shade, Piper faces an impossible choice between Ash, a kick-ass daywalker, her newly emerged halfbreed powers, and the only life she’s ever known.

Just minutes in the London Academy, Piper has three goals:
1. Stay alive long enough to choose
2. Find and destroy her father
3. Try to keep her clammy grip on her old, elitist life.


But Piper isn’t on top anymore. As a halfbreed, she’s right at the bottom.

Audiobook Review – Hard Sell

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He’s a Wall Street wolf. She’s been hired to tame him.

From New York Times best-selling author Lauren Layne comes a wildly sexy novel of business and pleasure.

Twenty-eight and filthy rich, Matt Cannon is the youngest broker on Wall Street. He may be a “boy wonder”, but he’s every inch a man. Ask any woman-any night. But when Matt’s latest fling makes scandalous headlines, his clients get anxious, and his bosses at Wolfe Investments level an ultimatum: Keep his assets zipped, get a “real” girlfriend, and clean up his act. Only one woman can help Matt with something this hard.

For PR genius Sabrina Cross, the best fixer in Manhattan, playing Matt’s steady is going to be a challenge, even if it’s just for show. They already have an explosive history, she can’t stand the cocky party boy, and worse – she can’t stop thinking about him. So who will dare to break her “no touching” rule first? Because when that happens, Matt and Sabrina’s game of let’s pretend will get so hot it could set both their reputations on fire.

This is the second book in the series so if you have not read the first review or read the first book it is called hot asset I would recommend either reading that review or reading the book because it is an amazing story. We are back with Lauren Layne. This is the story of Ian‘s best friend Matt and his other friend Sabrina. We meet them in the first book hot asset at and they have a love hate relationship. Which in this book we get to explore and I think I like this book better than the first one. Lauren writes the characters that feel very 3-D to me. What I mean by that is they are likable there a time do you want to hit them for the choices that they’re making. I guess all in all it feels like you are rooting for your friends. And what an author can make me feel like characters who aren’t real feel like friends you know the author is doing their job.

We are also back with Samantha Cook and Zachary Webber. If you read my last review then you know how I feel about these two together. Zachary is one of my favorite nail narrators actually he is my favorite male narrator. So anything he reads I know I’m going to absolutely love. Samantha was a new to me voice actress when I listen to the first book and she has quickly become one of my top 10 favorite. So everything about them was great. I can’t remember if there was any accidents in this book specifically. So I can’t come in on their range here. However each of them has a great range of voices for their respective parts. You will not be bored while listening to these two. I finish this book in one day that is how much I needed to know the story and how captivated I was by these narrators.

Thank you for joining me here in our little part of wonderland. Please don’t forget to feed the unicorns on your way out.

Until next time

Happy Reading

Much love

Ashten

Happy New Year Wonderlandians!

Hello, my wonderlandians!

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I’m so glad to say that it is 2020. The twenties was one of my favorite time periods. Oh how I loved the music, the clothes, and the parties. So I hope everyone is partying it.

Seriously, though I just want to say a very big thank you to everyone who is and has supported this blog. I know last year I was absent a lot of time but we are changing that in this new year and new decade. I just can’t get over it a new decade.

Enjoy and I will be back with a review soon.

Thank you all for joining me here in our little part of wonderland. Please don’t forget to feed the unicorns on your way out.

Until next time

Happy reading

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Ashten

Audiobook Review – Broken Lies

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I had no idea how much I would love Alex the day he walked into my life. He changed everything. The way I breathed. The way I thought. The way I loved. He brought me back to life. He gave me strength and a safe place to land. And then he broke me.

Finding Emilia was a chance to do something good for once in my life. I wanted to change. She believed I was her savior. I ached to be. She found her way into my heart and claimed it as her safe place. I should be telling her the truth about me…. Instead I break her with lies.

This book is one hell of a ride. It goes by very quickly. I honestly felt like I finish this book in five minutes. This is a book about Emilia and Alex. I love this duo so much. This book starts off with Emilia and something really bad happens that set her on her way to Phoenix Arizona. It is here that she meets Alex. He is in his early 30s and he is gorgeous. How she meets him is under some really shitty circumstances. She is staying at a city hotel and he feels compelled to help her. So Emilia goes and is invited to stay with Alex at his penthouse apartment. Basically she is there until she can get back on her feet. She gets a job at a coffee house. This is where she met Sam. Sam gets on my nerves in this book. He is trying to get in between Alex and Emilia and I don’t like it. Overall I think Rebecca Shea writes a really compelling story. I mean I truly did feel like I listened to this within five minutes so the fact that I got so sucked and that I kind of was like wow it’s over already tell you something about her ability to write a really good story.

Now onto our narrators. We have Erin Mallon. If you’ve been a reader of my blog for a while you know how much I love her. She is a fantastic voice actress. Every time I hear her I’m just happy because she really brings out the story. This book was no exception it was fantastic. Her range of voices is great she has a different voice for every character and she had to do some accents in this book and I found them to be good. Now we have the male narrator Vikas Adams. This is the first book I’ve heard Mr. Adams read for and he does a decent job. He does have a range of voices and his accents are pretty spot on for the people he has to do them for. Some of this book takes place in Mexico so some of the Spanish accents he had to do sounded spot on. Personally I’m not a fan of his female voices but that’s nothing against him typically when it comes to mail narrators I’m not a fan of when they do a female voice. He kept me engaged and I really liked him voicing Alex I think he did a very good job. When he voiced for Sam I wanted to punch him in the face just because I didn’t like the character. Overall together I think they are a great combination. when it comes to reading they really did bring the story to life for me and I am excited to listen to the next book where they are also narrating together

Thank you all for joining me here in our little part of wonderland. Please don’t forget to feed the unicorns on your way out.

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Happy reading

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Ashten

Free Friday – Archangel’s Kiss: Paranormal Angel Romance (The Cursed Angels Series Book 1)

Gargoyles, Angels, and Vampires. Deadly enemies. An Angel Prince looking for his fated mate to break his curse. A Vampire King with a heart of stone.

Aria loses her humanity after being saved by a monster she believed only to exist in horror stories. But everything isn’t what it seems when her savior becomes a handsome angel prince who awakened her ancient and deadly powers. Powers that can destroy the world, or save it.
Only true love can break the prince’s curse and stop him from turning into stone for all eternity. Despite the overwhelming chemistry between Aria and the prince, they only have thirty days to fall in love before their bond is put to the test.
Peril strikes in the form of an addictive drug that can kill vampires and angels are to blame. Conflict is blooming and the peace treaty between the Angel Prince and the Vampire King is threatened.
Aria is caught in a love triangle when the Vampire King discovers that the girl he had refused to take as his is now the prince’s new mate. Tormented by the rash decision that almost killed her, the king now believes that he’s saving Aria from the clutches of the manipulative prince.
Finding out that supernatural creatures exist becomes less terrifying for Aria than discovering what she’s destined to become if she lets her Archangel’s abilities take over and change her.
Aria is much more than the average, eighteen-year-old girl who wanted to find the cure for cancer. She’s now a deadly Archangel warrior and the future queen of the angels and gargoyles if only she can manage to break her lover’s curse and keep the Vampire King at bay.
What would you give up for true love? Find out in Archangel’s Kiss

Free Friday – Monster Academy for the Magical (Monster Academy for the Magical Series Book 1)

My name is Haven, and for as long as I can remember, I’ve had the ability to cause madness with just a simple touch. I’ve spent my entire life being fear by others and believing I was the only one of my kind. Turn out, I was wrong.

After an incident with my powers, I’m sent away to Monster Academy for the Magical, a school where monsters with magical powers are trained.

But even at an academy filled with monsters, I’m still feared. And some will do almost anything to get rid of me.

#STARTONMYOURSHELFATHON

Hello, wonderlandians. Today I am announcing that I’m going to be doing an end of the year read-a-then. It’s called the #startonyourshelfathon. It was created by a blog called The Quiet Pond, I found the this on a blog called The Book Mermaid Blog. So please go give these blog some love.

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The idea behind this read-a-thon is to make more of a dent in all the books you have on you TRB lists, I think this I a great way for me personal to get through a lot of the audio books I have on my wishlist which acts as a TBR list and audible.

The quiet pond has a whole story of Castor the star collector, It is really cute, Just click on the first three words of this paragraph and it will take you to their post and you can read the story for yourself. They just of it is that for every book that you finish you are helping Castor collects moire stars. Thus meaning that you book are the stars. I have never seen a read-a-thin that has such detail well maybe one of the Harry Potter themed ones.

This is a great way to get start tackling you TBR list and have less book on in for the news year. You know so you will feel least guilty about all the books you are going to be buying with your Christmas money.

Thank you all for joining me here in our little part of wonderland. Please don’t for get to feed the unicorns on your way out.

Until next time

Happy Reading

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Ashten

Winter Book Tag

Hello, wonderlandians! Today I will be answer some question for a tag because I have not done one in a while. I found this tag over at Chelle’s Book Ramblings.

Questions

1. Snow: Name a book that gave you the chills

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Maybe Now by Colleen Hoover. This book was everything this year. I didn’t even know that this book existed until a few months ago. Yes,you read that right. I was so happy to found the book. It was just what I needed. When I read the first book I always like the way that it ended but this book added such a new outlook on to whole story. If you want to read my thought that click the blue link and you can read all of the thoughts on this book.

It is one the I would recommend but only if you have read maybe someday and maybe not. Seriously, these are three books that you have to check and if you have never read a Colleen Hoover book before this is a great series to start off with.

2. Happy Holidays: Name your favorite Holiday book

There is book that I loved It was called the Last Boyfriend by J.S Cooper.

The Last Boyfriend (Forever Love Book 1) by [Cooper, J. S.]

This is not a Christmas book. I just remember reading this book one during Christmas. This is when I was broke and had no job becasue I was in college. When I was getting my associates degree I was not in a place to both work and go to school. I was able to get a lot reading done becasue all I was really able to do what school work and reading. I remember reading and loving this book.

It gave me all the feels. Now thinking about it this is one book I should add to my TBR for next year. I want to do a reread challenge. There are so many book that I was to reread and I will actually have the time since I will be graduation with my bachelors degree. So I will have lots of time that will be freed up and I. I am very excited about this.

3. Crackling Fire: Name a Book you want to throw in a fire.

There are two books that I would throw in to fire to keep my self warm.

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Enough said.

4. Treat yo self: Name a fake book that if made, you would pay any amount of money for. (ie. another harry potter book, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory that came with Chocolate)

I’m not sure but it would have vampires and magic. If it was like Vampire Academy or The Lux Series. I would be down for that. We need another great YA series I feel like there have not been some in a long while.

5. Hot chocolate: Name a book that was sweet at first then became bitter.

For this one I’m going to have to draw blank. I don’t know any books that started off sweet but then became bitter. For these kinds of things I DNF a book if I don’t like it.

6. New Year’s Eve: Most Anticipated book of the new year!

Again for this one I’m gonna have to draw a blank because I don’t really keep up with what’s popular. I find a book that I like and I just read it. I typically tend to read authors who are more indie. Yes I know how that sounds but I really do you read a lot of independent others like once you are self published. It’s not that I’m not in the main stream box it’s just I have found that the more hyped up a book is and the more main stream it is the less I like it. So for me I find a lot of authors through either of them contacting me or I work with a PR company. The but the best way that I find them is bad going on Amazon and looking at the books that are like $.99. I have found some of my favorite authors that way. This goes back to you when I wasn’t able to work and go to school at the same time so because I wasn’t working I had to be very strategic with the money that I was given throughout the year. So for Christmas I would get like $300 in gift cards to iBooks or Amazon and that had to last me until my birthday. Which my birthdays in May so it was like six months and then from my birthday until Christmas. So I became really strategic with how are use my gift cards and how are use my money. So I found a lot of great deals for books that were less than five dollars and I found some amazing authors that way.

7. Family Time: Name a literary family that you would want to be a part of…

So I’m sure a lot of people know that my favorite book is vampire academy so I am assuming this is me assuming you may not assume this but I ask people in my real life and they’re like oh the vampire academy books you want to be related to rose. But that is not the case here there is a book series that I really really love it’s called the Ashen touch trilogy by Kristy Nicolle and I would love to be related to Haedes. And I probably spelled that wrong. But he is amazing I love the character that she wrote and his lineage is freaking awesome and that’s where I wanna B.

8. Wishes: What book do you wish you could re-read for all the feels?

Dear Lord for this one there are so many. I would really like to read in for the vampire academy series again. I would also really love to read listen to the luxe series by Jennifer L Armentrout. I would love to revisit the demon blood series and I’m forgetting the author. It’s really been that long since I’ve read it. I would love to reread the twilight series I haven’t done that in like 10 years. I would love to reread beautiful bastard, Fifty Shades of Grey, the submissive trilogy, that this man series. I mean there’s honestly a lot Gabriel’s in Ferneau that’s becoming a TV show next year. I mean there really is a lot that I would love to re-read and I am making it a goal for next year to re-read and then kind of report back on if I felt the same way about the series. So look out for that next year.

9. Spread the Joy: Who do you tag?

I absolutely tag everybody to do that. Please please please if you do it tag me and let me know so I can please read your responses. The one thing I love about tags is that everybody can do them and everybody’s answer is different.

So if you guys enjoyed this tag please leave a comment down below and tell me what series would you like to reread? Also what book are you most anticipating before the new year?

Thank you all for joining me here in our little part of Wonderland. Please do not forget to feed the unicorns on your way out. As it is in the Christmas season they are granting wishes so if you would like a wish granted feed them a treat and they will most likely be more likely to grant you that wish. As it is getting cold out into the human world the mermaids have come back to Wonderland and they are spreading their musical magic.

Until next time

Happy reading

Much love

Ashten

Audiobook Review – Hot Asset

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A sexy agent hounds Wall Street’s hottest new wolf in an exhilarating novel from New York Times best-selling author Lauren Layne. Ian Bradley is the definition of a Wall Street hotshot: seven-figure salary, designer suits, and a corner office. His drive off the floor is just as potent. Every woman who knows him has felt the rush. But now he’s met his match in Lara McKenzie – a woman with the power to bring Ian to his knees. An ambitious, whip-smart daughter of FBI agents, Lara is a rising star in fighting white-collar crime. Her latest case – the investigation of Ian Bradley for insider trading – could make her career. 

She knows a scoundrel when she sees one, and Ian fits the bill: a cocky, ridiculously handsome bad boy with a slick swagger. She’ll do anything to prove he’s guilty. He’ll do anything to prove he’s not. But it’s only a matter of time before their fierce battle of wits gets oh so hot and personal. Now taking down Ian has become more than business for Lara. It’s become a pleasure-and there’s more at risk than she ever dreamed.

This is the first book I’ve read it by Lauren Layne. She is a fantastic writer. I found myself really being able to slip into the story with no problem. After reading the last series that I did which was the broken love series by B.B Reid. I knew I definitely needed something that was light hearted. That is exactly what I got with this book. This is not typically my area because it deals with government agents but I knew that I would like it because there was a bad ass guy on Wall Street and I love reading about that.

Lauren writes characters that you want to get to know. Lara was really fun. I really liked all of her dialogue as well as her inner dialogue as well. She says a lot of really funny things. Both of her parents are government agent and that is what she aspires to be. So for Lara Be able to join the FBI she Has to investigate Ian.

Ian is not your typical Wall Street wolf. While he is rich and plans to stay that way he definitely has a soft side. This is what I like to see you he wasn’t handed everything he has he had to work for it. He came from very humble beginnings and it was a great story to kind of get into.

Sarah Hyland as Lara.

When it comes to our narrators Samantha Cook and Zachary Webber are awesome together. This is the first I have heard Samantha narrate and her voice acting is very smooth. Her in fractions on words you can really feel the emotion when she is reading. I think having her there it really did help bring the book to life and the range of voices that she has is incredible. You can definitely tell that she is a pro at this. Zachary is one of my favorite know he is my all-time favorite male narrator. His voice is sex. Anything he reads a instantly love. And honestly he makes books 1000 times better. It is absolutely perfect that the author is so amazing and the two narrators paired together created a true work of art.

10,000 % recommend this book.

Thank you all for joining me here in our little part of wonderland. Please do not forget to feed the unicorns on your way out. As it is the holiday season they are granting wishes. So don’t forget to make a wish because you never know it might come true.

Until Next Time

Happy Reading

Much love

Ashten