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Starts off ok then it's all downhill from there

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-10-2020

British bedmate ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Cute nurse widowed mother of one meets sexy Brit doctor (as a patient) who immediately makes conversation during treatment full of sexual innuendo.  Hot, but also a bit on the predatory side. Zachary Webber does a decent English accent and Andi Arndt maintains her high standard of delivery. Duke of Manhattan ⭐⭐⭐ Random one night stand evolves into a marriage of convenience that evolves into true love. Sure. The story was average to the point that even the narrators sounded bored. Not until you ⭐⭐ Well Nicole is a bit of a dick really. An asshole to her friends and a twat when it comes to Callum... who is probably one of the most boring and vanilla love interest characters I've come across in a long time. I wouldn't recommend this book. Not even Andi Arndt and Shane West can save it.

Box set review

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-09-2020

The Pretending Plot Wasn't a fan of this one. Not sure if it was the overly contrived and watery plot, or Vanessa Edwin's average Brit accent... definitely not the worst, but distracting. The story felt very slapped together and lazy. 1 star ⭐ The Dating Proposal Cute, funny story. Andi Arndt is brilliant as usual and her easy, conversational tone fitted well with Mckenna's character. The Mckenna/Chris storyline was fun and engaging. 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Second Chance Plan Kat and Bryan's story was a sweet slow burn and I enjoyed the development despite it being 100% predictable. Great narration by Emma Wilder and Zachary Webber. 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Private Rehearsal I wasn't too keen on the premise of this one. Maybe because Sebastian York has such an older sounding voice compared with Ava Erickson, which made it feel a bit "teacher/student" and therefore a bit icky. 4 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Overall, great value, one credit for four books, so 5 stars overall ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Left me scratching my head

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-09-2020

Kristin is a strong, self assured woman who suffers from gynaecological issues that mean she won't be able to bear children. Shes also a proper dick head who can't make up her mind and needlessly flip flops on making a decision. Along comes Josh, youngest to 6 sisters and looking forward to having a large family of his own. Your typical hot guy who is genuinely good, kind, thoughtful and respectful (ahem, yes its fiction). They fall for each other and romance and subsequent drama ensues. What I struggled with was the ending. Without giving away spoilers, I have to say that I was super irritated at the situation in which Kristen and Josh end up in. I was engaged with the story all the way up to that point, and then I was like "wtf". Write a different ending please Ms Jimenez. Teddy Hamilton has a great voice but Erin Mallon was a struggle to listen to. She has an angry voice with a snarky quality that isn't easy on the ear. So the book loses 1 star for the ending and another star for Erin Mallon. ⭐⭐⭐

Binge listened to this in a day

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-09-2020

Firstly, can we just stop for a moment of silence in appreciation for Zachary Webber? The man is a voice wizard... and btw, he does a brilliant Australian accent! Australian is hard for Americans to pull off. I couldn't put this book down. I loved the sweet and dreamily romantic story of Sloan and Jason. Sloan is relatable, Jason is sincere and the way they meet and how their relationship develops is emotional and aspirational. Erin Mallon has a lovely voice, but when she sounds like she's doing a Kermit the frog impression when reading male voices. It was a bit weird and made me wish ZW would step in. This is a 10 star book.

5 stars

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-09-2020

I enjoyed this book from the very start. Paige is witty and yes, relatable and her outlook is refreshing and real (I thoroughly loved the cannonball scene). Mary Healy is a talented narrator and i loved the way she delivered this book... which is going to my "will listen to again" list.

Average

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-09-2020

The narrators were the best thing about this book. Giant plot holes and implausible scenarios made the story super disjointed. Some reviews claim it's funny, but I found the humour a bit slapstick and dry... and the weird food-based exclamations (christ on a cannoli / f**k on a linguine) were strange and distracting, feeling more like the author is trying to make sure we don't forget that Nico is Italian. Bizarre.

Not bad

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-09-2020

Not a bad story. Prepared to get whiplash from the constant back and forth though. Well performed by Joe Jameson and Tamla Kari.

Loved it

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-09-2020

This was one of those "just one more chapter" books that I just couldn't put down. The chemistry and interaction between Lucy and Josh is like giant foreplay session. Expertly narrated by Katir Schorr, she has the perfect voice for Lucy! I'll definitely listen to this one again.

Funny

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-09-2020

I listened to most of this book with either a smile on my face or a chuckle in the back of my throat. This is a cute story chock full of laugh out loud moments and brilliantly narrated by the talented Gracie Thomas. I'll definitely read this one again 😁

Cute

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-08-2020

Really enjoyed this cute story. Brittany Pressley is a talented narrator and does a really good English accent.