Piper Rayne Audiobooks

Mar. 29, 2019

Engaged to the EMT

Blue Collar Brothers, Book 3

By: Piper Rayne

Narrated by: Kylie Stewart, Eric Rolon

Series: Blue Collar Brothers, Book 3

Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins

Unabridged Audiobook

Release date: 03-11-19

Language: English

Publisher: Piper Rayne

Synopsis:

A sexy fake relationship rom-com stand-alone written by a duo of two best-selling authors.

 

Luca Bianco is a jerk. There I said it.

He thinks he's so suave and sexy, walking around in his paramedic uniform stretched out by all his hard muscles and saving lives every day. I swear he thinks every woman in the world would kill for a chance to be with him.

Men like Luca are good for one thing only - a one-night stand - not commitment. I don't care if my friend did pay good money at a charity bachelor auction for me to go on a date with him, I refuse to do it.

That is until Luca offers me a deal I can't refuse, and I agree to be his pretend fiancé. The heat that's simmered between us for a decade ignites and I'm not sure even Luca will be able to kickstart my heart after I call code blue.

What's that saying? Love is blind?

Not true. I can see this head-on collision coming a mile away.

Ceej’s Review:

Engaged to the EMT was the Bianco Brothers book I have been dying for!  It’s filled with hot, sweet, and sexy surprises that I couldn’t help but revisit multiple times! 

Piper Rayne knows how to turn a man that I would dismiss into one that makes me swoon! Luca Bianco is cocky, a bit childish, when he’s in the mood to be...or so I thought.  He is intelligent and capable, and a man with a huge heart that’s sweet, caring, loving, and gentle.  And the way he is with Lauren?  Oh, my heart!  Lauren… I love, love, LOVE her passion, her strength, her love for her chosen family, and her fighting spirit!  I adored how she fought with Luca!  The sparks!  Oh, the sparks!  I just knew they’d be perfect together!  And the moment when her heart broke?  She made mine break along with hers.  Even with the fight in her, I loved her vulnerable parts, too.

As for the performances, they really brought this book to life!  I loved every single minute!  If Engaged to the EMT wasn’t already my favorite Blue Collar Brothers Book, their performance would have clinched it.  The humor and passion, both the sexy and fighting ones, really came through and I absolutely loved it!

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Mar. 6, 2019

Crushing on the Cop

Blue Collar Brothers, Book 2

By: Piper Rayne

Narrated by: Kylie Stewart, Eric Rolon

Series: Blue Collar Brothers, Book 2

Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins

Unabridged Audiobook

Release date: 02-22-19

Language: English

Publisher: Piper Rayne

Synopsis:

 

Cristian Bianco has two things against him - he's a police officer and he's a police officer in the 18th District…meaning my dad is his boss. Growing up as the Commander's daughter and having his magnifying glass focused on everything I did was more than I could handle.

Now, I'm out on my own, living by my own rules. Well, mostly. The 'job' I created for myself has me in some hot water and my exit strategy isn't exactly working out how I'd hoped.

Which is why when my best friend bids on Cristian for me at a charity bachelor auction, I'm not having it. A man in blue is only going to be one thing for me - a problem.

Except after his brother starts dating my best friend he becomes harder to ignore. The eight-pack abs. The sense of style only a girl like me can appreciate. The way he puts his family first. It all adds up to make him one irresistible prospect and has me wondering if he knows how to use those handcuffs the right way - by locking my wrists to his headboard.

Ceej's Review:

Piper Rayne never fails to provide stories where the romance matches up with the heat level and Crushing on the Cop is no different! A hot cop who is a good man, sweet, built, loyal, loves his Mama, and not a Lothario? GIMME!

Cristian…I seriously love him. I knew I would when we met him in the previous book, but his heart is even bigger than his…d…defined sense of right and wrong (what did you think I was gonna say, huh?) and that’s the biggest part of why I love him. He made me laugh and swoon and made my heart drop for a moment! Piper Rayne, I need a Cristian. Like yesterday.

Vanessa…I love her, too! I mean, who doesn’t love a tortured heroine who eventually finds her way with the help of a sweet and loving man? Admittedly, there were times I wanted to shake her or force her to open her heart as well as her eyes, but she needed to learn how to do that on her own. She made me laugh, made me proud, and made me want to cheer! I’d love to have a friend like her.

Piper Rayne, you gave me yet another couple to hold close to my heart. I can’t believe you made me love Cris more than Mauro!! And, okay, I can’t wait to see how you’ll make me love the last brother.

As for the performances, I averaged the stars out. The male narrator warrants the full five stars! He makes me believe he's Cris and ramps up the hotness. On the other hand, the female narrator warrants one. Her voice and style makes me wince, unfortunately.

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Jan. 1, 2019

Flirting with Fire

Blue Collar Brothers, Book 1

By: Piper Rayne

Narrated by: Kylie Stewart, Eric Rolon

Series: Blue Collar Brothers, Book 1

Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins

Unabridged Audiobook

Release date: 12-20-18

Language: English

Publisher: Piper Rayne

Synopsis:

Everyone knows that if you play with fire, you'll end up getting burned....

What happens when you attend a first responder's bachelor auction with your best friends? Well, if your name is Madison Kelly like mine is, your friends end up bidding on a date for you with your high school crush. 

That's right. Even back when I was "Fatty Maddie" to all my classmates, I had eyes for the quarterback of our football team. Not like I was the only one. Mauro Bianco may fight fires for a living, but he still sets my heart ablaze. One look at the rugged, muscular man he's turned into and I want to slide down his pole.  

One date. That's all I'm committed to. A few hours and I can tuck him back into that tattered old shoebox in my closet. 

As always, the universe has other plans. I never would've predicted that in a matter of days, he'd turn from my dream guy into my business partner - and that's when things got interesting.

Ceej’s Review:

I swear that Piper Rayne is trying to knock another of their books off my #1 favorite list.  I say that because I’ve never had one of their female protagonists mirror parts in the deepest, darkest corners of my heart.  However, I am not surprised that my favorite duo did it.  Flirting with Fire is a beautiful story of letting go of past impressions and reaching for that golden future.

Maddie…with the exception of the braces, I was her in high school.  There was that one guy that made my heart speed.  I was and am like her the way she is now when it comes to other people.  And again, like her, when I relax, that’s when the funny comes out.  I love her relationship with her best friends so much!  That one scene in the house in the beginning had me giggling then outright laughing!

Mauro…*sigh* can I just please have him?  I love his sense of humor and his big…heart (what were you thinking I was gonna say? LOL!).  There were times I wanted to smack him upside his head like his mama does, but other times, I wanted to hug him!  He’s not perfect.  Far from perfect, but he is so perfect for Maddie.

Gah M&M forever!  Piper Rayne, ladies, I don’t know how you do it.  And let me say, I’m not completely happy about having that mirror into my high school years.  However, what eclipses that is the message of this story.  It’s one that my friends have tried to beat into my head for a long time.  Figures that Flirting with Fire would be the one to make me feel that lesson.  Thank you, ladies. (Sprinkling unicorn glitter over my favorite duo)

 

As for the performance, the female narrator has the perfect voice for Maddie, but her tone at multiple points sounded bored, which annoyed me since there's nothing boring about this book from beginning to end, even the sex scene narration made me wince.  That is the sole thing that kept the performance from being a 5-star rating.  However, the male narrator is absolutely how I imagined Mauro sounds!  Even the voices he used for Cristian and Luca were perfect to my ears!  He did a fantastic job!

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Nov. 6, 2018

Happy Hour

Charity Case, Book 3

By: Piper Rayne

Narrated by: Kylie Stewart

Series: Charity Case, Book 3

Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins

Unabridged Audiobook

Release date: 10-29-18

Language: English

Publisher: Piper Rayne

 

Synopsis:

 

A sexy new enemies-to-lovers romcom stand-alone release by a duo of USA Today best-selling authors.

The perfect man for her is the one she hates most. #gofigure

Dating is hard. Dating in your 30s is even harder. Dating in Chicago is harder still. I haven't given up on finding my happily-ever-after, but in the age of swiping right and Netflix and chill, I'm wondering if everything is as temporary as my marriage turned out to be.

Truth is, there is one guy I can't get my mind off of.

Roarke Baldwin has salt and pepper hair I've dreamed of running my hands through, and I'm pretty sure that if I checked, he really does have a six-pack of abs underneath his suit. And I've always wondered what that stubble on his face would feel like between my thighs. 

The problem? He's the one man I hate more than my ex-husband.... His divorce attorney.

Ceej's Review:

Happy Hour is a tale of love and lust, honesty and lies, acceptance and forgiveness, trust and lies-by-omission, delicious hotness, utter hilarity, and heart-squeezing angst!

Hannah…made me love her then broke my heart then put it all back together again. How many of us are or were like her when it comes to love and marriage? How many of us are so incredibly stubborn that we blindly hold onto deep-seated distrust? And now how many of us have gotten smacked in the head with an epiphany that opens us, not only mentally but emotionally as well? Now don’t get me wrong, I think I’m more stubborn than Hannah. However, she was the one that showed me that keeping an open mind after my trust was violated is key to my personal survival. I admit there were times that I wanted to shake her for her misplaced antagonism and rudeness. It made my heart so happy to see the change in her, and it gave me hope.

Roarke…I absolutely fell in love with him. His relentless pursuit of Hannah made me grin. His persistence opened my eyes to see what kind of man he is underneath the divorce attorney persona he wore like a well-loved shirt. He is far from perfect, and he made me fall more in love with him with each revelation. There are few things sexier than a man who pursues a woman with cunning, honesty, gentleness, and vulnerability. What he did towards the end for Hannah? S.W.O.O.N. Piper Rayne, I need a Roarke!

Piper Rayne, I do not know how you ladies do it. You make me break a rib (kidding) from laughing then turn around and bring that tickle to my nose that signals the forthcoming tears. I cannot wait to see what you ladies come up with next!

As for Kylie's performance, she did a great job with Happy Hour! An even more entertaining performance than the previous books she narrated. This time, she made me feel Hannah's pain, joy, and the depth of her love for Roarke as well as her two friends. This is definitely one audiobook I can and will listen to over and over again.

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Sep. 10, 2018

Afternoon Delight

Charity Case, Book 2

By: Piper Rayne

Narrated by: Kylie Stewart

Series: Charity Case, Book 2

Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins

Unabridged Audiobook

Release date: 08-27-18

Language: English

Publisher: Piper Rayne

 

 

Synopsis:

The perfect man for me is the one who broke my heart. #thanksbutnothanks

Once bitten.

Twice shy.

Yeah, I wish. 

I'm on a mission to find myself a nice, solid, respectable man. The only problem is nice, solid, and respectable comes in a meh package and is B-O-R-I-N-G as hell. 

It's been established. I have one type. Bad Boy. I tried the other flavors, I really did. But there's nothing like the allure of a man who takes what he wants without apology.  

As if my love life isn't dramatic enough, Dean Bennett walks into my life again thinking he's going to win me back with his charm and charisma. He might come in a different package, but under that expensive suit he's still the same cocky, arrogant, pompous prick who only cares about numero uno. I'm not that naïve young girl anymore so I have to ignore the fact that the way he looks at me practically sets my panties on fire. 

Everyone deserves a second chance to right a wrong. The problem? He's not just an ex-boyfriend… 

He's my ex-husband.

Ceej’s Review:

Afternoon Delight is 5 stars of heat, pain, forgiveness, redemption, joy, and a ton of laughter! Just when I think there won’t be a book that will rival my favorite book of theirs, though I thoroughly love and enjoy all their books, Piper Rayne proves me wrong.

Chelsea is a woman that I’d have a blast hanging out with, whether we are at a bar or watching movies, or just chilling out. I adore her sarcasm and honesty. I felt her pain when she thought or spoke about her marriage and divorce. Her struggle was hard, and I don’t blame her one bit for how she felt for Dean…before they reconnected. I rejoiced when she broke and opened her heart again.

Dean is a man that I admire. It takes serious strength and courage to do what he did in the interim between their divorce and their reconnection. It also takes serious gumption to admit fault and take responsibility. I absolutely adored his persistence with Chelsea. And everything he did? Swoon!!

Afternoon Delight is a book that reminded me that love can survive. There were moments where it brought those dreaded tears to my eyes, not just in commiseration, but in laughter. Piper Rayne never fail to make me snort and belly laugh, tear up, try to rub the ache out of my chest, and fan my face as I swoon. I cannot wait to see what else they come up with!

 

As for the performance, I'm feeling generous with the three-star rating as the last third of the performance was better than the first two. For most of the book, I felt that the narrator was making the book sound boring when it was anything but. This is my favorite Charity Case book and I'm a bit disappointed. However, the emotion coming through towards the end is what saved it. It was the punch of feeling that I was waiting for and that had been lacking since the beginning. I hope that if I were to listen to the narrator perform any more of Piper Rayne's books, she'd give what they deserve.

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