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Beautiful Entourage

Beautiful Entourage, Book 1
Series: Beautiful Entourage, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
4 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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This is a standalone audiobook without a cliffhanger. The remaining books in the series can be heard in any order.

Being a professional escort comes with its vices. To keep women from getting too clingy, stop them from dropping their panties, and silence them before they can blurt the L word, Rhett has made certain rules. He never breaks them.

Ever.

    1. No Kissing.

    2. No Feelings.

    3. And definitely, absolutely, no sex.

But when Aspen, a beautiful brunette, hires him to help repair her image to her family, things get complicated. Rhett's never had a problem separating work from pleasure. But now work and pleasure seem to be one and the same.

©2015 E. L. Todd (P)2015 E. L. Todd

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  • JD
  • 06-04-2016

Awful male narrator!

The content was decent but the male narrator sounded like a bored gay male. Not very sexy for steamy straight sex scenes. Totally ruined what could have been a very sexy audiobook.

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  • kcarp
  • 26-04-2016

Not impressed.

Would you try another book from E. L. Todd and/or Michael Ferraiuolo and Laura Jennings ?

Storyline unbelievable - narrator has an extremely annoying voice. Sex scenes awkward. I would not recommend this audiobook.

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  • Melissa
  • 24-09-2015

3.5 Overall

Would you listen to Beautiful Entourage again? Why?

I may read it again but I won't listen to it again. I had a hard time picturing this good looking man who works as an escort with that voice. It didn't work for me.

Other than that, the book was good. I had to work for it but I could feel their connection and bond. I think the book was well written. I did notice a few inconsistencies in the book but it was overall a good book.

What did you like best about this story?

I enjoyed the fact that I could feel the bond between the two of them.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Laura Jennings did a good job as the heroine of this book. I think Michael Ferraiuolo wasn't a good choice for the hero. He needed to sound more masculine and less feminine. He sounded too much like a gay man (not that that is a bad thing) with very feminine pronunciation and soft voice for him to be portraying his character. I do think he would be a good narrator for other books, but just not this one.

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  • Linda G.
  • 12-04-2018

4.0 Stars for E. L. Todd and Laura Jennings!

What didn’t you like about Michael Ferraiuolo and Laura Jennings ’s performance?

Michael is not the leading male role type. His voice is too effeminate to read a lead male role. His voice does not match the male character(s) in this book. I tried to listen to it but returned it because I could only tolerate one chapter. I’ll read the book instead.

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  • Daniele
  • 21-04-2016

Well that was unexpected...

I really enjoyed the different backstory of how Rhett and Aspen get their start. The reasoning behind their meeting was reasonable and believable despite the odd circumstances that they come together. Their relationship was fun to listen to with their light-hearted banter.
I really enjoyed the secondary characters especially Aspen's best friend Harper and Rhett's brother, Chase. They had some really great scenes and brought some fun to the story for sure.
The ending seemed a little rushed as it was hard to believe that one of the most disgusting characters in the book makes a complete turnaround so quickly. Despite the seemingly rushed ending of that character the rest of the ending was great and kept me eager to find out what happened - I listened for 4 straight hours because I couldn't wait to find out how it ended!
I enjoyed the female narrator, Laura Jennings, and would give her a 5 star. However the male narrator I would've only given a 3 star. He tried to do laughs throughout the book when it was called for but he did it way too often especially when they sounded fake and forced. However, although I wouldn't recommend he do that in future books, it didn't turn me off from this book and I would give him a try on another future book.
Definitely recommend as a good buy!!

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  • Makini I Austin
  • 21-03-2016

Not worth the money

What disappointed you about Beautiful Entourage?

The narration needed better directing.

What was most disappointing about E. L. Todd’s story?

If possible this book was overwritten and underwritten at the same time. The author gave too many unnecessary details. She had used a very limited vocabulary; she must have said incredulously 10 times...I stopped counting. The attempts at humor were too obvious and not funny.

Would you be willing to try another one of Michael Ferraiuolo and Laura Jennings ’s performances?

Probably not. I'm not sure if the writing contributed to the lackluster performance and if under other circumstances it might be better.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Beautiful Entourage?

Too many to name. The scene with Aspen's brother. Most the scenes with Rhett's brother; definitely the whole part of them giving him the shadow sword.

Any additional comments?

This is reminiscent of a bad Hallmark channel movie.

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  • Morticia
  • 30-08-2015

4 1/2 * A different take.

This isn't the first escort romance I've read but has by far the least amount of angst and I for one welcomed that. It takes real talent to write a story that is both believable and keeps your interest till the end. It was so refreshing to find a H & h that weren't prepared to play along wiyh the BS that others tried on them. Both characters were really likeable without having to gag. Rhett doesn't have to be a bad boy to get the juices flowing he's just drop dead gorgeous and my new BBF. It's always good when you don't notice the narration it just flows effortlessly that for me is the sign of a really good performance. I'm about to start book 2 hope it's as good.

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  • CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹
  • 24-06-2015

A 'NICE' LISTEN... BUT SADLY NOT EARTH-SHATTERING

Aspen was desperate for her Father's approval and has been promised his Company but is put in a situation where she needed an Escort to parade in front of her Father so she could pretend to be in a relationship. In walks the very fit, gorgeous and sexy Rhett ready and willing to help her but his Company's rules made it clear that it was only going to be 'fictional'... no kissing, no intimate touches, no kissing and definitely no sex. However, they became very good friends - leaning on each other in times of stress, eating together, playing Battleships and generally hanging out with each other and it was all 'off the clock'. Very slowly their instant attraction turned into friendship, dependency and love and in the end they nearly broke all the rules.

A nice contemporary cute love story with some angst created by her Father, a remorseful unfaithful ex Fiancé and his bitchy new girlfriend but basically this was a meandering love story that was very slow to develop, had some amusing conversations and some sweet scenes with Rhett's brother who was literally afraid of shadows. But, IMO, everything was all too nice..... Rhett was nice, Aspen was nice, their friendship was nice, their love story was nice and the one sex scene (I think only 1) was nice. And see that's my problem because I don't just want 'nice' I want Alpha, badass, gritty, feisty, passionate, sizzles, off the charts sexual chemistry, rip their clothes off hot and sweaty.... in other words fireworks. Told from both POV's, the female narrator almost talked in a whisper she was so nice and, when she was with her friend, I couldn't tell who was talking. But the male narrator was slightly better.

Worth a credit? Well, it depends on what you're looking for..... if it's an easy-going enjoyable light listen then you've just found your book but if you prefer a listen that's got fever and fire then perhaps pass on this one.

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  • Krystle Smith
  • 30-09-2019

Forbidden Love

Such a great book. Both characters had struggles through out the story, not only within their person lives that they had to deal with but then when they were together, it was following the rules. They were both pretty much thinking the same thing and obviously didn't know it. When it came to the break through with his brother, I cried with how sweet it was. I'm a sap. I'm so glad Aspen was able to finally express herself to her father and still have her HEA.

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  • NikNakbzz
  • 26-04-2016

want to hear troy's story

I debated on 3 or 4 stars. I did like the characters . Wanted more of Troy, he seemed pretty funny. chase was cute & obviously Rhett & Aspen were fun. it was just a little slowih & sometimes a little annoying but it was a sweet story.

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  • D. B. Smith
  • 21-04-2016

Good Story, but...

Would you listen to Beautiful Entourage again? Why?

Probably not. The storyline is good, the writing however is lacking. The banter is a bit sophomoric. I also felt the narrator gave Rhet a somewhat effeminate voice, although Aspen made note of his baritone voice at one point.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Beautiful Entourage?

When Aspen finally told her father off and he later came to her apartment.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Michael Ferraiuolo and Laura Jennings ?

Not sure.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Determine your limits

Any additional comments?

I was saddened that the "mean girls" didn't get the rug pulled out from under them in this story.

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  • Suzyplums
  • 11-01-2017

fun listen.

this book had me laughing and crying a lot.

the two narrators brought Aspen and Ret ri life.

definitely a must listen/read