Read Me Romance Last Week | Mated to the Reaper by Alexa Riley

Posted January 21, 2019 by Berls in Read Me Romance, Review / 2 Comments

Read Me Romance

Have you heard about the Read Me Romance Podcast yet? If you enjoy audiobooks and romance, I highly recommend you subscribe.

The Read Me Romance podcast is hosted by us— New York Times bestselling authors Alexa Riley and Tessa Bailey. We bring you a new, original audiobook novella every week from one of your favorite authors! Simply subscribe and listen for free on your phone’s podcast app. Prepare to swoon!Read Me Romance
And since I’m loving the hell out of it, I thought I would start reviewing the podcast. This will be a bit about the podcast and a bit about the books.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Read Me Romance Last Week | Mated to the Reaper by Alexa RileyMated to the Reaper by Alexa Riley
on January 14, 2019
Genres: Paranormal, Romance
Format: Audiobook
Goodreads
three-half-stars

He’s dying for her.

The Grim Reaper will stop at nothing to find her… let’s just hope she’s ready to be claimed.

Mated to the Reaper will be available FOR FREE on the podcast Read Me Romance starting Monday January 14th! Subscribe below & have it early!

eBook will release in April of 2019

iTunes: http://geni.us/A888vRA
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My top thoughts:

I liked Mated to the Reaper a lot more than the first book by Alexa Riley on the podcast. It’s probably mainly because I really like paranormal worlds in general, but also because it was fairly sexy. I may go back and pick up the series it’s a spin off from, as I’m curious about the world. We get little glimpses of the world’s mythology, but I want more details.

Who I think would like it:

If your a fan of sexy paranormal romance I think you’d enjoy it. There was a Felicity Heaton feel – particularly with the soul mates element.

Narrator thoughts:

I like the female narrator, Robyn Verne, more than the male narrator, Jack Stella. He has a very deep, grumbly voice that I know would be super sexy to some but for me it was just okay. Maybe I just didn’t feel like it matched the character? It wasn’t bad narration by any means and I would listen to either of them again.

Podcast thoughts:

This was another week of Tessa flying solo, which are not my favorites. The pattern for the podcast is that all three of them are there on Mondays and Fridays and then they take turns running the show Tuesday – Thursday, with one week being an Alexa Riley week and the next being Tessa. I really like Tessa (I just miss the conversation element) and she had a really touching moment this week when she just talked about how we are enough just as we are, despite the beginning of the year craze to lose weight. I really appreciated her going there with that. On Monday, Lea plugged (for no financial incentive) THINX period panties which cracked me up, but I also need to second her on them. They really are great and I wish I’d had them as a teenager when you have to suffer through the embarrassment of bleeding through your pants or how to bring pads/tampons with you to the bathroom without everyone knowing. And both of those moments stood out to me because the exemplify what I love about this podcast — they are unapologetic in pushing body positivity and acceptance and just being open and okay with who you are as a woman. I think that has a lot to do with why I love listening… besides the free audiobook each week 🙂

3.5 stars pretty good

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About Berls

Michelle adopted me as part of her blog when I decided to close down my blog, Fantasy is More Fun. The blog was dying, but my love of reading and the blogosphere was still strong as ever - so I found my new home here at Because Reading!

I'm not just a book lover, but a one time author (that hopes to be more in the future), wife, and step-mom to the craziest, sweetest 17 year old on the planet. I also have the privilege of teaching Kindergarten. I love what I do and you can expect it to bleed into my posts. Teaching is a big a part of me as my family and reading. So grab a glass of wine and chat books, blogging, and family with me!

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2 responses to “Read Me Romance Last Week | Mated to the Reaper by Alexa Riley

  1. I think this was favorite o n the podcast so far. I love the world, and I am really considering getting the books in the series.

  2. I love how they always ‘plug’ products but not because the product sponsors the podcast or anything. They talk about things they love and want others to know about. Its GREAT! And I love the multiple positive messages-body positive, sex positive, emotional positives… its just great!