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One night and my life completely jumped the tracks. Actually, a pack of expired condoms did that - the rest of the night was pretty amazing. Open bar at a friend's wedding. Bad dancing all around. Stupid trivia bets with my fellow Ice Knights hockey teammates. And Tess Gardner. The factoid-blurting, fandom-T-shirt-wearing, no-I-don’t-want-a-relationship-with-you woman makes me forget for one night that I’m a man with a routine and my future all mapped out. Still, it sucked she left our room without giving me her number. 

Fast-forward to when she tracks me down and tells me I'm going to be a daddy. Jaw, meet floor. Now I've insisted that she and our little peach pit move in with me after her apartment floods. She agrees as long as there’s no funny business, no shotgun weddings, and no more nights spent naked together. Sounds easy enough. I was prepared for the late-night runs for more pickles and peanut butter, but I wasn’t prepared for Tess. She’s like a glitter rainbow sparkling in the middle of my all-neutrals house, messing up my rigid schedule and turning my world upside down. What the hell do we do next?

©2019 Avery Flynn (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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quirky happy story

Friendly story with relatable characters and excellent steamy chemistry.
I found the conflict between the lovers a little repetitive and would have liked a bit more robust tension and conversation between them but the stylised Hollywood plot points worked well given the overall narrative and genre.
I devoured it.
loved the audible performance too, the voice actors are great.

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Beautiful ❤️❤️

This a beautiful story with heaps of beautiful characters you can’t help but fall in love with them . Bloooooody brilliant. Definitely worth a listen too . Perfect ❤️💕💋💕😘

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  • Jen - Audible Addict
  • 30-11-2019

Adorkably brilliant!

AWK-WEIRD is perfectly titled. I instantly loved Tess and her amazingly unique personality. Cole is also weird, which is wonderful! Nobody is perfect, but life is all about finding someone who complements your weirdness. This book nails that connection. Add some self doubt, stubborn characters hell bent on protecting themselves my NOT changing anything and then sprinkle in some serious connections on a soul-bending level with some delicious sexual tension and you get something wonderful.

I listened to this on audible and loved every moment. Tim and Kelsey are excellent and I will definitely listen to more of their work. Definitely worth the credit. Sweet, dorky, sexy, wonderful!

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  • Cranky Reader
  • 23-06-2020

Fun. starts strong

I rather enjoyed the first half of the book. Despite not being a fan of failed condom plot plots, this one wasn’t terrible. We have two trivia fans with chemistry and some coping mechanisms that are becoming more hinderance than help. Wedding hookup with complication.

The problem is, that’s the whole plot. After the very well handled “this baby is happening” scenes, things bop along well enough for a while. Two people like each other and have great sex, but keep convincing themselves to part ways despite a baby on the way and no real need to part ways. Halfway through, the push-pull with the coping mechanisms stagnates. The issues recycle a couple times without moving forward. It’s intensely shallow and without nuance. It makes for a breezy read, but I wanted an actual discussion about the ex. I wanted a path for not-Thor’s OCD to not go away, but be accommodated since she already knew it was, in many ways, helpful to him. Her issue, while deep seated, needed a less complex solution and got it, but only after beating her head against the same wall and not discussing it a few times. More discussion would have helped and added depth.

I don’t really understand why they work. He has drunken rebound sex and… somehow she’s the one? I mean, she’s fine and all but he is an athlete who makes (presumably) millions of dollars and would be draped in available women but somehow doesn’t date. It’s just too simple.

The friendships are the best part of the book. Both main characters have good friends who provide good advice and come to their aid and hang out and joke with them. The cat, Khan!, is enough of a character to be worth including, but if he’s still bitey when the baby comes, that’s unsafe. We don’t find out beyond an expectation that’s he’ll outgrow biting.

Steam: Medium-low M/F. Starts off page, moves on page. There are a couple hot scenes but nothing particularly spicy. I never really understood how this guy who doesn’t date at all, even platonically, for months st a time outside the ex, got good at sex if he’s a basic guy who doesn’t like variety or trying new things.

Narration: well done. good quality.

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  • Maize
  • 16-05-2020

meh

I've really enjoyed this author in the past but this book packed sparkle, instead it felt pumped out and relied too much in basic room com tropes and specific ones to this group of friends.
by the end, I felt like the h wasn't worth rooting for and the H was only slightly better.

this is not up to the Lucy and Frankie caliber

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  • Jenn Bonfadini
  • 23-02-2020

One of the best audios I've EVER listened to!

Have you ever listened or read a book that you identified with the characters so much? Well, this was it for me. This book was exactly what I needed to listen to. Tess and Cole have an unconventional start to their relationship. Then poof! There is a surprise pregnancy to complicate matters. They both fight their attraction and feelings for each other that it hurts.
This book seriously had it ALL. Comedy, hot guys playing hockey, hilarious animal and HOT scenes. Tim Paige has quickly become one of my top narrators and he does an amazing job on this book. Him and Kelsey have a great combination of voices that lend so well together. Kelsey is always amazing and captures the spirit of Tess perfectly. I really can't say enough amazing things about this book. Now I want a kitty named Khan too!
Thank you Avery for writing a book about awkward characters. As a seriously awkward person myself, this book seriously hit home for me. And thank you to Tim and Kelsey for bringing it to life.
HIGHLY recommend.

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  • Bee
  • 18-12-2020

Love!

I have loved the Hartigan/Ice Knights universe!! I wish there was more!! Tess and Cole meet at mutual friend Lucy's wedding. They hit it off despite Cole being stuck on his on and off again former flame. After wedding shenanigans, they don’t think they will see each other again until they get a little surprise.

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  • Bookie McJingles.
  • 02-03-2020

Awk-weird

I was so looking forward to this book as the culmination of Gina, Lucy, Fallon, and finally Tess's story. The narration for the others was all done by the same narrators so I didn't think too much of it when narrators were switched out. It was so distracting that I couldn't concentrate on the story . It sounded so FAST, nasally and high pitched. I tried slowing down from 1 to .75 but that was too slow. Maybe it was just me... but I would suggest sampling and then sample again before purchasing.

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  • Tammy B Oakley
  • 24-12-2019

Very funny!💜

I loved this story! Charming and witty, but more than that it has heart!!
This fun-filled RomCom will have you laughing out loud!!
The ramblings of random facts are hilarious!!
The narration was amazing!
Kelsey was wonderful as always. This is my first Tim Paige book and he was absolutely perfect. They both really brought these characters to life. I highly recommend this book!!

Sisters Spotlight 💜

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  • Luv2Read
  • 08-07-2021

Weird but lovable story

This story will make you laugh, cry, and cringe at the throughly entertaining characters. Definitely worth listening to!

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  • Bianca Stracquadanio
  • 23-05-2021

I want to keep on listening

Tess believes that everything in life is temporary while Cole trusts in everything staying the same. They met in a wedding and became entangled in each other’s life due to a series of mishaps. Not only the words but the two narrators that brought them to life took me into a whirlwind of emotions that made me laugh, swoon, sad, angry, in love and back again to the laughing part until the last chapter and my happy tears right along with the characters that I learn to love, quirks and all.

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  • M Small
  • 10-02-2021

Loved it!!

Honestly I think this was the best audiobook in the series so far, at least for me. I was skeptical when I read some of the reviews and I was thinking about listening “loud mouth” first but I’m glad I listened this first. I was always curious of what would happen between Marti and Phillip’s turbulent relationship. From the other books I listened to I was hoping they would work out but it was an interesting twist in their relationship where they had or he had a happy ending but not with her. I liked that fact. Most of these books are pretty obvious with what’s going to happen but this one brought a happy twist for me.

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  • 11-06-2021

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Fun easy read, perfect for escaping if a bit predictable. perfect for my long walks.

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  • 05-11-2020

good vacay read

Both characters are likable and the story was entertaining. Nothing too deep but fluff and entertaining enough to keep you company for a day at the beach. Just what I was looking fot.

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  • Joga
  • 12-09-2020

Strong start

This is one of those books I have found browsing through and then had to wait a long time till finding again. Wanted a giggle fest, Am let down sadly, the beginning of the story is good, but then ... Other people have said it here better.

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