Licks by Kelly Siskind @KellySiskind @Aaronb66 ‏ ‏@TantorAudio @JIAM #LOVEAUDIOBOOKS @Audiobook_Comm #GIVEAWAY

Posted June 28, 2018 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review, JIAM / 4 Comments

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  Licks by Kelly Siskind @KellySiskind  @Aaronb66 ‏  ‏@TantorAudio @JIAM #LOVEAUDIOBOOKS @Audiobook_Comm #GIVEAWAYLicks by Kelly Siskind
Narrator: Samantha Cook, Aaron Shedlock
Series: One Wild Wish #3
Published by Tantor Audio on June 5, 2018
Genres: Erotica, Contemporary Romance
Length: 10 hours, 20 minutes
Format: Audiobook
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36 hours is a short spell when racing the clock.
2,160 minutes is an eternity for old friends to fall in love…

August Cruz is the only man I’ve ever loved.
He’s the one who got away.
He’s the one I totally screwed over.

Now he’s standing on my doorstep, nine years later, but he’s not the only thing that turns up. My mother’s lost diary is in my hands, and it might lead me to my father. A possibility I wished for one year ago, at my last birthday.

I have 36 hours to fulfill that wish.
I have 36 hours to drag August on a wild scavenger hunt.
I have 36 hours to protect my heart before I lose him again...because there's something he's not telling me.

I was correct –  The One Wild Wish series is currently available in Kindle Unlimited.  Licks is an amazing conclusion to the year of the three friends working on their wishes.  High school friends broke up badly and 9 years later, after Gwen’s mother’s death, August turns up again.

Gwen had always wanted to find her father. Her mother would never tell her who he was. In high school, August had helped her follow clues to find him So now in the 36 hours before her birthday, August joins her with the crazy clues to find him.

Gwen and August also find each other on this emotional journey. I was so afraid they would do stupid things and not get together in the end.  Luckily, they both not only knew each other well but they had learned and grown.  This incredible trail had me tense, thrilled, afraid, heart-pounding, and crying.  Her friends, Rachel and Ainsley, were there for support and to celebrate their birthdays and their success with their wishes.

I would highly recommend this whole series in order. The feels are many. The sex sizzles.  The growth and friends are uplifting. The love and learning is satisfying.

 

Narration:

I listened at 1.25x speed which is normal for me.  There were two narrators; the same as for Legs.  The chapters in the story alternated between Gwen and August’s point of view. Samantha Cook performed Gwen’s chapters and Aaron Shedlock voiced August’s chapters.  I liked Samantha Cook’s female voices but I didn’t like her male voices. I felt Aaron Shedlock handled it all well. The narration overall was enjoyable and brought the emotion of the story to me.

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JIAM Giveaway:

This giveaway is described in detail on the Series on Saturday post.  Because of shipping, this will be US only.  I have listed the titles which are available for the giveaway. They are all first in the series.  I will start with picking one winner.  For every five new subscribers to the blog, I will pick another winner. Winners will have some input as to which audiobook they prefer. So tell your friends about the giveaway and the blog!   Any I do not give away this month will be given away at a future date.

Blood of the Earth  by Faith Hunter,  narrated by Kristine Hvam  (MP3)

Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews, narrated by Renee Raudman  (CDs)

Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs by Molly Harper, narrated by Amanda Ronconi (CDs)

Red Sister by Mark Lawrence, narrated by Heather O’Neill  (CDs)

Skinwalker by Faith Hunter, narrated by Kristine Hvam  (Mp3)

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About Kelly Siskind

A small-town girl at heart, Kelly moved from the city to open a cheese shop with her husband in northern Ontario. When she’s not neck deep in cheese or out hiking, you can find her, notepad in hand, scribbling down one of the many plot bunnies bouncing around in her head. She laughs at her own jokes and has been known to eat her feelings—gummy bears heal all. She’s also an incurable romantic, devouring romance novels into the wee hours of the morning.

Rating Breakdown
Plot
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Writing
One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Characters
One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Dialogue
One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Narration (Audio)
One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Overall: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
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I can't really remember any time when I wasn't reading. I LOVE books and what they give me. It's an opportunity to learn new things, see new places,live different emotions in a "safe" way. It lets me live in a new world.

I read all types of books but my favorites are urban fantasy and romantic suspense.I like some romance and some action / adventure / mystery in everything.I like sex in my books but please, only between TWO people.Intimate conversation is equally important to the sex in a book.It lets me see the characters.The other thing I enjoy is humor.

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Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • 2018 Audiobook Challenge
  • 2018 New Release Challenge
  • COYER BSBB

Posted June 28, 2018 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review, JIAM / 4 Comments


4 responses to “Licks by Kelly Siskind

  1. Sophia Rose

    Somehow I’ve missed this series. I do like the idea of friends going after their wishes and fixing what was messed up in high school. What a relief that you saw growth in this pair and they didn’t drama up their second chance. Glad the narrators were pretty good.

    • Thanks Sophia. Every one of the 3 books in this series is awesome. It’ about going after your dreams, believing in yourself enough to be who you are, and believe you deserve to be happy and loved. That’s always a worthwhile growth path.

  2. carolesrandomlife

    This cover just screams my name. I love books with guitars on the cover…something about a musician. Good to know that this is a series that should be read in order. I will have to see if they are available through Hoopla. Glad you enjoyed it, Anne!

    • All three books in the trilogy are great Carole. I would start at the beginning even tho you could possibly do one but they will be more meaningful with the full story. They aren’t so long either. These are not just romance with extremely developed emotional journeys, they are also a touch of erotica.

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