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Publisher's Summary

Stanford law graduate Kate Dawson is focused on the future laid out for her - partnership in her family's law firm and marriage. When she moves to a cabin in the Santa Cruz Mountains to study for the bar exam, crossing paths with her intriguing neighbor leads to a journey of sexual awakening and self-discovery that wasn't part of the plan.

Landscaper and handsome butch top Chris Brent has a well-deserved reputation as a considerate lover. Avoiding relationships with all their emotional messiness, she indulges in her favorite pastime at sex parties and with casual lovers. She enthusiastically agrees to initiate her cute neighbor to ways of sexual pleasure.

Sex was the deal. Falling in love ruins everything. Or does it?

©2016 Julie Blair (P)2016 Bold Strokes Books Inc

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  • J. Duncan
  • Sunshine Coast, Qld Australia
  • 14-01-2018

Uncomfortable narration

What did you like best about A Touch of Temptation? What did you like least?

The book itself is OK, but the narration is uncomfortably sing-song. The narrator is the perfect example of voice modulation gone wrong, and it wasn't an enjoyable listen in any way!

Would you recommend A Touch of Temptation to your friends? Why or why not?

No! Narrator problem.

How could the performance have been better?

I can read - but I don't make any claim to being a good narrator, so how do these people make claim to their competence to do the job?

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very poor narration spoiled this book

The story was ok but the narration was apalling! It really turned me off as her inappropriate inflection, mistimed pauses and attempts at different character voices was very distracting and at times laughable.

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  • derfla76
  • 09-07-2016

One long run on sentence (Pacing and Phrasing)

I first purchased the ebook of this book and saw it released today as an audiobook and opted to listen to it. I am glad I have the ebook to read along with, that is the ONLY way I know when sentences, or thoughts or phrases end or begin. The narrator here seems as if she is in a race to get to the end of the book without breathing.

I had to stop listening because there is no pacing to the story based on how it's read here. The story seems as if it will be a good one, but the execution in audio form won't allow it to progress properly.

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  • KCul
  • 28-09-2016

Uhhh...

Honestly the worst narration I've ever heard. I cant say if I like the story because all I kept thinking about was the awful it sounded.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 24-09-2016

Not worth the money!

couldn't tell if the story was good. Narration was horrible! Ruined the whole story!

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  • shelly
  • 10-08-2016

Narrator is terrible

Heather Miles did a terrible job at reading this book. She really ruined the story the inflection in her voice was totally off. Every sentence ends with her voice going up. Nobody talks like that and it was very irritating to listen to. I think the editing must be off too. I couldn't stand to listen to another book she reads unless she has improved.

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  • rah
  • 07-08-2018

Siri reads erotica?

Seriously, this was a terrible narrator. So robotic and every four words ended in a question. Not. Hot.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-03-2018

Horrible

The performer’s voice was so sing-song! It became annoying after one chapter. If I’d have known it wasn’t written in full sentences, I wouldn’t have wasted my money. Poor all around.

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  • A.B. Normal
  • 24-01-2018

Hot, but not

This is one of a million cases in which the reader (this was neither performed nor narrated) ruins the book. This one seemed to have no understanding at all of the link between punctuation and voice modulation.
I got through the book because I liked the story But is would have been 5 stars with a better narrator.

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  • RH007
  • 30-08-2017

good story

I'm not a Heather Miles fan. Her voice going up and down is irritating. And I don't like how they all have the same voice. But, it's still a good story to listen to.

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  • Briana B Fuchs
  • 11-08-2017

Terrible narration.

Listening to this story was almost unbearable. The narrator's tone and cadence belong in a D movie. The story had potential, but I had to force myself to listen.

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  • Just Me
  • 23-08-2016

just my opinion

Maddening, irritating,frustrating,annoying. And did I mention the most well written and best story I have read to date. Plan on spending time in this story. Putting it down will leave a hole until you fall back into it

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  • H. Campion
  • 06-09-2016

Awful narration

What would have made A Touch of Temptation better?

The narration was so bad I have abandoned listening all together, something I have only done once before. Very disappointing.

Has A Touch of Temptation put you off other books in this genre?

No

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrators cadence is so distracting it became annoying very quickly