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Blend

Narrated by: Paige McKinney
Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
Categories: Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
4.5 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

When the widowed owner of the wine bar Vineyard decides she wants to take some time off and travel abroad, she leaves her business in the very capable hands of the two women she trusts most: her daughter Piper and Vineyard's general manager, Lindsay.

For Lindsay Kent, Vineyard is her dream job. She's thrilled when her boss leaves her in charge (well, half charge) and tells her to feel free to make changes. Lindsay has tons of ideas that she's been dying to put into action, and this is her big chance to increase the success of the business and prove she's more than ready to run things solo. But getting the boss's daughter on board is harder than expected. The uptight and annoyingly attractive Piper is blocking her every move.

For Piper Bradshaw, Vineyard is not her job. She already has one. She's VP at a large tech company, and she's damn good at it. Who cares if people say she's a workaholic and an icy bitch? She didn't get to the top by being prone to whims and experiments. She's not happy when her mother suddenly decides to gallivant all over the country and furious that the family business has been left in the hands of the happy-go-lucky, born-a-generation-too-late hippie who manages it. Good thing Lindsay can't make any changes unless they both agree, because Piper doesn't intend to.

Lindsay and Piper are like night and day. Working together won't be easy, but not falling in love might prove the hardest job of all.

©2018 Georgia Beers (P)2018 Bold Strokes Books, Inc

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The reader was so terribly awful that I could not continue to listen. Whoever produced this is jeopardising any likelihood that I will risk this author again.

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Unexpectedly enjoyable

I enjoyed this book much more than I expected, in reading the synopsis I could tell the main characters were a fair bit older than myself and I generally prefer the main characters to be a bit younger than myself, however given the narrator gave the characters reasonably young voices, I found they felt around the same age as me and I came to really like the characters and the story was really enjoyable too. I do recommend this book, especially to those who love a quality wine. 🐨

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  • Avid Reader...
  • 14-04-2018

awesome read

another awesome awesome book from Georgia Beers. she is incredibly good at telling stories. this one reminded me of her other book 'A little bit of Spice' I loved learning about wine while I read. the slow burn, ice Queen, friendships, family. all it. AWESOME READ

NOW... the narrator! Paige McKinney is incredible, every single lesfic book she narrates I have to have it because she brings color to the story. I adore her!

duh, go get the book dummy, why are you still reading this. highly recommended

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  • Sondra A., Cobb
  • 19-04-2018

Good Audiobook from Georgia Beers

someone left a review that said this audiobook reminded them of another Georgia Beers book titled "a little bit of spice," so I immediately purchased "Blended." a little bit of spice is my favorite Georgia beers book and Abby craden narrated that book, so... that almost set this book, Blended, up for failure, in comparison. I liked Blended. it was a good story, and I enjoyed listening to the book but as I listened I kept wondering if I would have loved the book If Abby Craydon had narrated it instead. okay I'm going on too much about the narration but I just wasn't loving the two main characters voices and I think that took a little away from the whole experience of the audiobook. still it's another solid Georgia beers book. her books are well-written with a little bit of humor which always makes a good read.

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  • cthoma
  • 24-04-2018

Yikes

What disappointed you about Blend?

The narration was horrific. She made Piper sound like a comatose Neanderthal.
The story was very predictable. The break up fight between the 2 primary characters didn’t make sense. Don’t waste your time with this book.

What was most disappointing about Georgia Beers’s story?

The story lacked depth and any feeling of authenticity.

Would you be willing to try another one of Paige McKinney’s performances?

Heck No. if I see her name while browsing I’m not bothering to listen.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment

Any additional comments?

Do better and try not to sound like a broken record.

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  • Lise R.
  • 17-07-2018

story predictable narration stiff/unnatural

Just like the title says... characters and storyline we're both predictable and some of the characters were weirdly over-dramatic and didn't feel like real people so it was hard to get into one of the main characters (Piper).

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  • Bobbi S.
  • 16-03-2020

Listed multiple times

Love this book and this narrator. I’ve come back to it multiple times because I love these characters.

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  • liz
  • 23-02-2020

Nice

very enjoyable very sweet.
the narrator did an excellent job.
the character Lindsay is amazing. she's wise she sweet and she's very lovable

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  • Allisha
  • 26-11-2019

amazing story

I absolutely loved the story. I loved how piper is pretty fierce and Lindsey is the polor opposite. the match making dynamic was hilarious! Great, great read!

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  • JWill
  • 08-10-2019

Narration

The narration is bad. Paige does a fine job with Lindsay, but Piper sound flat and questioning. Most of the time the inflection doesn’t even match what is going on. It’s almost as if she is unsure of how to read a strong female roll without making them a robot. Sorry, it’s hard to listen to.

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  • Lira D.
  • 03-10-2019

Romance and Wine! Two of my favorite things!

Loved listening to this one. All that wine talk had me reaching into my wine cellar. Loved the story and characters. Narration was great.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-07-2019

Enjoyed the story, narration not so much

Great story that I’m sure I would have enjoyed reading more than listening to. One character’s voice is annoyingly falsetto and almost sing songy, which caused me to nearly give up listening. I followed the advice of other reviews and speed the reading up. Made it through the rest of the book this way. I recommend reading this book, unless you happen to enjoy this narrator.

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  • Sian Periton
  • 07-11-2018

Good story

Could not stop listening to this book. really enjoyed the story and the performance. brilliant.

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  • L. A. Davies
  • 03-08-2018

Love this Book

Really enjoyed Blend. One that will rank high on my list, one I will listen to again. Great narration, love the characters and the storyline.

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  • Caroline
  • 06-09-2019

Vapid fluff.

Real schmaltz. Totally predictable and unoriginal - the only reason I listened to the whole thing is because I had listened to another Georgia Beers book which was pretty good compared to this. I also couldn’t get the narrative right - at normal speed it sounded like they were all comatose at 1.25 speed they were on Helium. All in all a book that nearly turned me to drink! 😕

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-04-2019

Blend for sure

This book made me have that stupid weird smile on my face early in the morning on my way to work and from work and I was giggling 🤣 well done I enjoyed the story the characters and well the end .Performance was really sweet and well done.I really recommend this book