Piper Rayne Audiobooks
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
Release date: 12-20-18
Publisher: Piper Rayne
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.
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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Charity Case, Book 3
Narrated by: Kylie Stewart
Series: Charity Case, Book 3
Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
Release date: 10-29-18
Publisher: Piper Rayne
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.
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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Charity Case, Book 2
By: Piper Rayne
Narrated by: Kylie Stewart
Series: Charity Case, Book 2
Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
Release date: 08-27-18
Publisher: Piper Rayne
The perfect man for me is the one who broke my heart. #thanksbutnothanks
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.
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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Dirty Talker (A Single Dads Club Romance) by Piper Rayne, performed by Kai Kennicott and Wen Ross is fantastically HOT, dirty, and hilarious with heart-clenching moments!
Turn-ons: party girls. Platinum blondes. Zero expectations. I used to think if you could combine all three into one female, you'd have the perfect woman. The other guys in the Single Dads Club razz me for wearing the crown of the forever bachelor. The one who'll be in his 70s chasing down young hotties in his wheelchair.
Then why the hell does Ava Pearson - an outdoorsy girl, a brunette, and a woman who screams stability and responsibility - seem to be the only woman on my mind lately? Especially when I've got enough obligations without adding any complications to the mix - my son, my bar...well, that's about it. But that's enough for a guy like me.
It's the cupcakes. It's gotta be the cupcakes she bakes that keep me coming back for more. After all, the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, right? Well, it's apparently a direct target to his dick, too.
Did I forget to mention she's my buddy's daughter...another member's daughter?
Ava might say she can handle being friends with benefits, but I'm not sure she can. Unfortunately for her, I'm too selfish of a prick to care - until I do.
Dirty Talker (Single Dads Club #2) by Piper Rayne is an amazing feather in this talented author duo’s cap! Dirty Talker is sizzling HOT, brings the grins, chuckles, snorts, full-on belly laughs, sighs, gasps, and sappy tears of joy! Dane is my new favorite dirty talker! This one brings a twist that had me thumping the ache out of my chest and had me loving him even more!
In Dirty Talker, we get to know Dane Murray beyond the arrogant player that we glimpsed in the previous book. I enjoyed Dane then because I knew there was more to him than we saw. He was the fun guy, the center of attention. In this book, that hasn’t changed. However, we get to see how deep he is…and that’s not a pun or euphemism (this time lol). Dane made me fall in love with him. His devotion to his son and his town is admirable when he turns that to…something else…you have to read it to find out what happens! I swear, if I didn’t already enjoy him in the previous book, Dane would have won me over in this one. There is so much more to him than his sexy #groincleavage and dirty mouth.
Ava Pearson is one of those women who has her priorities straight, but when she gets sidetracked by Dane, it is so much fun to watch! She creates magic in her bakery, The Mad Batter. Her cupcakes are like crack, according to Dane. She makes me want to visit and load up on her sugary goods (that wasn’t a euphemism, either lol). Her initial disdain for Dane just made me grin and I knew it was going to be good! And I love her relationship with her roommates! They’re not just women sharing space. They’re friends who know and love each other and it’s beautiful.
The passion between Ava and Dane is wicked HOT! Their craving for each other is addicting! What also hooked me was the range of feels! I never expected to feel tears, other than tears from laughing my head off, but I loved Ava and Dane so much!
Kai Kennicott and Wen Ross brought such life to Dirty Talker with the way they narrate! They are my favorite narrators and I wish they performed every single audiobook for Piper Rayne and all my other faves! I swear, listening to it made me think I had a movie playing in the background. Kai made me believe I was in Ava's head. Wen made me believe I was in Dane's. Yes, I know that's their goal/purpose, but not all narrators are as successful in doing so, in my opinion. I could listen to Kai and Wen all day.
I loved everything about this audiobook, from the rockin duo of Piper Rayne to the talented pro couple of Kai Kennicott and Wen Ross! I need more from all four of them!
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Manic Monday (Charity Case Book 1) by Piper Rayne, performed by Kylie Stewart is a fantastic story!
The perfect man for me is a charming, sexy, hot-as-hell lawyer who knows how to negotiate his way into my panties.
#Pfftwhatever. Been there. Done that. Burned the T-shirt. I didn't swear off all men after my divorce, but I sure as hell swore off anyone remotely like my ex. On the top of that list? Attorneys. Everyone knows they can't be trusted.
Now that I've moved back into my childhood home in Chicago, my focus is my daughter, my mom, and me. I haven't given up on finding my happily ever after, it's just on hold - indefinitely. Yup, life is in a real upswing.
Then I see Reed Warner again, and I'm reminded of all my mistakes. I push him away, but somehow he weasels his way into every part of my life, not willing to take "No" for an answer.
In spite of my better judgment, I can't stop thinking about the way his designer suits fit his muscular frame or the way his blue eyes seem to eat me up with every glance. You know when you're on a diet and even hummus seems irresistible? Reed is like the equivalent of chocolate éclair, and my willpower is fading fast.
The problem? Not only is he a lawyer...he was the best man at my wedding.
Manic Monday is amazingly wonderful. Who knew I could fall for such a good guy? I absolutely loved Reed! And Victoria? I already liked her from previous books. I think one of the reasons I liked her so much is because she just may be as stubborn as I am. LOL! Nothing she did surprised me and for once, I loved that about her.
One thing I love about Piper Rayne novels is the fact that they’re not just about a man and woman finding each other. Victoria has Hannah and Chelsea, who are such amazing characters on their own and help round Victoria out. Both had me rolling in laughter! But when they’re all together? I wish I were right there with them!
Reed…(sigh) I need a Reed. He’s such a good man. When Victoria discovered what he did outside of work? Cue the swoon. I love a man who does that and enjoys it. Want to know what that is? Gotta read it for yourself! I adore his persistence and his smirks! One thing I didn’t expect from him made my heart drop (thanks a lot, Piper Rayne)!
I read the ebooks first then listen to the audio versions. And as for this performance, I felt that the narrator put a little more effort into the dialogue for all the other characters than Victoria. Maybe I'm just insanely picky because I love this story so much and love the authors even more. The hot, sexy scenes were made to sound kind of boring when I know for a fact they're not. I was disappointed because this story and the authors deserved a 5 star performance. The narrator, unfortunately, sounded like she was simply reading to herself and not putting much of an effort.
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