It started out like any other morning on the train - until I became mesmerized by the guy sitting across the aisle. He was barking at someone on his phone like he ruled the world. Who did the stuck-up suit think he was...God?
Actually, he looked like a god. That was about it.
When his stop came, he got up suddenly and left. So suddenly, he dropped his phone on the way out. I might have picked it up. I might have gone through all of his photos and called some of the numbers. I might have held on to the mystery man's phone for days, until I finally conjured up the courage to return it.
When I traipsed my ass across town to his fancy company, he refused to see me. So, I left the phone on the empty desk outside the arrogant jerk's office. I might have also left behind a dirty picture on it first, though.
I didn't expect him to text back.
I didn't expect our exchanges to be hot as hell.
I didn't expect to fall for him - all before we even met.
©2016 Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward (P)2016 Tantor
5 Stars for the narration. 2 for the storyline.
There are so many sexual innuendos that came across really cheesy and they just got old after a while. The plot is so unoriginal and full of cliches that I'm not sure I'll remember much of the story in a day or two.
The male protagonist is rude to his employees while the female protagonist made a really retarded decision on behalf of him which drove the plot forward but it was too contrived for the story to be convincing. From that point onward I just wanted the story to end and was really relieved when it did.
A H you can Mahe your next book boyfriend and a h you can respect. Just the right amount of humour and angst this book is damn near perfect. Oh and did I say it's got a HEA and no cliffhanger, steam in the bedroom and not so much you have to start skipping over it . See just make it the next book you read OK.
"THIS IS A REAL GEM.... TRY NOT TO MISS IT"
IMO, everything about this listen was just perfect.... the loveable characters, the build-up, the chemistry, the witty banter, their flirty texts, the Ask Ida Column, the twist and all the things in between as Soraya and Graham's love story passionately plays out. It's quirky, fresh, feisty and funny in the beginning then it goes on to add romance, sex, touching and sweet scenes, a shocking life altering twist, angst/drama with a bitchy ex, a bit of tormented heartache, a HEA and a wonderful and very funny Epilogue. And, I'm sure that it'll leave you with a smile on your face.
Dual POV's, a very addictive and enjoyable storyline, a feisty, sassy ballsy Heroine who likes to color the ends of her hair depending on her mood and a handsome rich 'tamed' Alpha Hero who's got a dirty mouth, good secondary characters and great narration too. The H/H may be very different types at the start but, through character growth and love, they compliment each other rather than conflict with one another. Vi and Penelope please keep em coming.... I'm loving every one.
Worth a credit? Yes, it effortlessly did what it was supposed to do... it drew me in and transported me to various locals where I could visualize these two well developed characters as their love story was so well described, well written and well narrated. So this is..... wait for it..... well worth the credit. ta da.
Cute back and forth initially but a bit too much of his crude sex. Not much of a premise for their relationship and his rudeness. OMG what a stupid premise for her lack of trust.
Maxine has a pretty boring flat voice.
"It was okay. I would not reread."
The story was winding and sometimes repetitive. I hate the narrative of a weak, insecure woman with a powerful, yet patient and understanding, man. The female character was sometimes whiny in a "I broke my own heart in an easily avoidable situation" kind of way. It made for a snore of a climax filled with self sabotage instead of actually events taking place. I skipped the second to last hour because I was bored and waiting for the story to pick up the literary pace so to speak. In some parts, there were so many feelings, but such little plot. Finally, I personally didn't like the male narrator, as his voice was a bit off to me. Yet, that's neither here nor there. Worth a credit if you have a ton to dispose of, but otherwise, ehh. The story just wasn't for me, but I'm sure it's fairly enjoyable to others.
I wasn't sure if I was going to like the narrators at first, but they were both spot on. This book was fantastic and I highly recommend it!
"Hate to say it but it was not as great as the reviews suggest"
Is it me? Doubt it. The hero's love was put together sooooo fast and fully that it made the story seem too fake. Unrealistic in fact. A rich, handsome guy with so much to offer falls for an average girl. Yes that's true that can happen, but that's usually after he gets to know her and not almost immediately after he meets her. A guy like that would take MUCH longer to say the three word "I love you". Story was cute but that's all. In a superficial unrealistic kind of way. Still worth a read but don't expect a super clever storyline.
"Didn't live up to its potential."
I really liked the characters but the story kind of annoyed me. The story was developing nicely and all of a sudden after fending off many obstacles, one of the characters does a complete 180 and decides to leave. (Trying not to give away too much in the review). It seemed so typical and manufactured for me. I'm all for supporting some drama and angst, but this just seemed so forced. On the upside, the narrators were excellent.
"cant get thru the 1st chapter"
i found it boring. the narrators were dull not very exciting. i couldnt get thru the 1st chapter.
I've read a lot of romances. Couldn't finish this one. Can't take the whining and immaturity.
"Not my favorite story/narrator was not a good fit"
The poor girl meets rich man has been overdone lately. Add to that unbelievable scenarios, over the top smart mouthed female and the male narrator sounding older than the main male character I had a hard time listening to the end. It was a bargain purchase and I did listen to the end.
"its another easy "fifthy shade" copy..."
this book is just very easy entertainment, its not deep, not original, not creative, not realistic in any possible way... just.. simply ok.
"A sweet story with great characters"
An enjoyable story of opposite attraction well written and performed by a very talented bunch !!
Found the whole story a bit boring. Did not make me laugh, cry or cringe like so many of the other books from Penelope Ward or Vi Keeland. I thought the heroine was annoying.
The voice of Maxine Mitchell was annoying, made the heroine nagging.
"Good Story shame about the editing."
I really enjoyed this book it brightened my mornings as I walked to work and kept me company at home while doing my housework. Unfortunately the editing of the reading let this book down. There parts in most chapters where time passed in the story but there were no breaks in the readin except at the ends of the chapter. I am sure if I went to physical copy of this book there would be paragraph breaks to denote the change in time. A little editing of the reading would make this a 4 star book for me please take care to make sure the layout of the books is followed in the reading as it enhances the enjoyment more.
I'm very new to audio books but judging by the level of my enjoyment, it is about to be my new thing.
Really enjoyable and the narrators really add to the story.
The narration started off a bit annoying but you get used to it. I downloaded this on a bit of a whim as I usually go for crime, but I wasn't disappointed. its a great easy reading (or listening) story, with sweet characters and it's not all smooth sailing for them.
"Good storyline dreadful narrating"
As soon as I started listening I thought oh this is Cheesy. The narrating on the girls part was fine but the narrating on the blokes part was really smarmy, good storyline worth persevering with , worth a listen
"Steamy hot listen.!!"
Excellent hot steamy love story . Great narrating. Your be hooked on this author guarantee.!
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