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5+ stars for Taken by the Imp (Audiobook) by @sbuchbinder #pnr #paranormalromance #audiobookreview

Title: Taken by the Imp (Cat's Paw Cove Book 13)

Author: Sharon Buchbinder

Narrator: Rebecca Winder

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Psychic Romance, Witches & Warlocks, Myths & Legends

Book Blurb:

Can a jinni and a warlock cook up a better way to help the poor?

Dexter Graham has no trouble making money as a financial wizard—as long as he doesn’t leave his home. He finds it nearly impossible to be with other people, because he’s a telepath who gets swamped by their thoughts. Prompted by an unexpected visitor from the past who reveals shocking family secrets, he takes a risk and visits his brother in Cat’s Paw Cove. Will the trip make things better or worse?

Ynez Saghira is a gifted chef at the Feline Fine Retirement Home who yearns to be financially independent and open her own café. She has lots of talent and creative ideas but lacks the capital to start her own business. What’s a poor imp to do?

Dexter and Ynez join forces to quiet the voices in his head, build her business, and ferret out family mysteries. Will the secrets draw them closer together or push them apart?

My Review:

Summary –

Multi-Millionaire Dexter Graham hasn’t left his home in years. Why? He’s a powerful telepath and when he’s around others, he can hear every thought they have. It gets overwhelming, at times. When he gets a surprise visit from his beloved grandmother’s ghost, she urges him to pack a few things and head to Cat’s Paw Cove to reunite with his brother, Dylan. He arrives and meets Ynez, a jinni and a brilliant chef. The attraction is immediate, and the best part is that Dexter can’t hear her thoughts. As Dexter and Dylan explore their magical heritage, danger stalks Ynez. Can Dexter protect her from an unseen enemy, or will he be too late?

Narrator’s overall voice –

Rebecca Winder is back for another installment in Sharon Buchbinder’s series and this time, Rebecca has more colourful characters to portray. Rebecca’s voice has a soothing quality to it and takes on each character in a slightly different way. I found myself smiling as the story went on because Rebecca’s voice makes the listening experience so enjoyable.

Does the narrator fit the characters?

Yes, Rebecca takes on the characters with a flourish. She excels at all the characters, especially Ynez.

Narrator’s reading style –

It is obvious to me that Rebecca Winder is an accomplished actress and uses her gift for the enjoyment of those listening. Her reading style is effortless and I’m becoming a huge fan.

Narrator’s impact on reading experience –

Rebecca Winder truly makes this story come alive. I found myself cleaning a bookshelf several times while listening.

Narrator’s pacing –

The pacing is even with natural ebbs and flows, like when I read a story. Rebecca slows down when the scene needs to and picks up when the action deems it so. Her natural pace is perfect, at least for this listener.

Audiobook flow –

The audiobook flows well, as does the story. Both Sharon Buchbinder and Rebecca Winder work well to make the story come alive.

What makes this audiobook unique –

Cats Paw Cove is a magical place and most paranormal romance readers will agree that you need a certain style when narrating. Rebecca Winder bewitches those listening and that is why this audiobook unique.

Would I recommend this audiobook –

YES! YES! YES! If you’re a paranormal romance reader and looking to escape to a magical place, grab this audiobook and start listening.

My Rating: 5+ stars

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Author Biography:

Amazon best-selling author Sharon Buchbinder's broad range of writing includes internationally best-selling textbooks and award-winning novels that tell haunting tales of love, family secrets, forgiveness, extraordinary abilities, truth, justice, and redemption. She believes happily ever afters are born through strengths developed in overcoming adversity in fiction and real life. If you enjoy authors Heather Graham, Christine Feehan, and Nalini Singh, you will probably enjoy Sharon's Western romance ghost stories, woven with supernatural, Native American paranormal suspense elements. Set in small towns in the American West with strong female heroines, sexy male heroes, secret government agencies, undercover agents, shape-shifters, werewolves, weretigers, ghosts, jinnis (genies), telekinesis, teleportation, remote viewing, these stories will make you wonder about those bumps in the night. For more information go to

Social Media Links:

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Twitter ID @sbuchbinder

Cats Paw Cove Readers Group

Reviewed by: Mrs. N

1 Comment

Sharon Bell Buchbinder
Sharon Bell Buchbinder
Nov 18, 2021

Thank you for your wonderful review! I’m so glad you enjoyed the audiobook!!

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