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  • A Sapphic Celebrity Ice Queen Romance (A South Downs Romance, Book 1)
  • By: Emily Banting
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (5 ratings)

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Broken Beyond Repair

By: Emily Banting
Narrated by: Angela Dawe
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An age gap, celebrity ice queen romance that will pull at the heart strings—even the icy ones!

Sydney MacKenzie, personal assistant to the rich and famous, is looking forward to a well-earned break to go travelling in her beloved VW camper van, Gertie. That is, until Gertie cries off sick. When her boss calls in a favor, one that will pay Sydney handsomely and put Gertie back on the road, she can’t refuse.

Internationally renowned actress Beatrice Russell—adored by her fans and despised by those that know her—is splashed across the tabloids, all thanks to her broken leg. She limps back to her palatial English country estate to convalesce for the summer, where she finds herself in need of yet another new assistant.

Enter Sydney, who doesn’t take kindly to the star’s demands, attitude, or clicking fingers—much less her body’s own attraction to the gorgeous diva. If not for that and Gertie’s worn-out engine, she would leave tomorrow. Or so she tells herself.

As the summer heats up, the ice queen begins to thaw, and Sydney glimpses the tormented woman beneath the celebrity bravado, drawing her ever closer to the enigmatic actress— sometimes too close.

Can Sydney reach the real Beatrice and help heal her wounds before the summer ends and she returns to filming in the States, or is the celebrity broken beyond repair?

©2022 Emily Banting (P)2023 Emily Banting

Critic Reviews

Goldie Winner 2023: The Ann Bannon Popular Choice Bronze Award

Goldie Finalist 2023: Contemporary Romance Long Novel

Winner of The Lesfic Bard Award 2022: Romance

Winner of The Lesfic Bard Award 2022: Cover Design

Winner of The Queer Indie Awards 2022: Contemporary Romance

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  • 16-10-2023

Loved it. Will definitely play again.

This was my first time listening to an Emily Banting story. It was a great listen. The characters were delightful, warm and overall just easy to like. The leads (Sid & Bee) had me rooting for them from the outset. Thanks Emily Banting. I loved it.
Angela Dawe's as narrator was the reason I decided to listen to it in the first place and as always she delivered on her performance. This one us going in my re-listen bookshelf. Something to listen to that will leave you smiling.

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Wow this is brilliant

What a brilliant mix of humour and emotion. Such great characters. Handled sensitive topics well. Cant recommend enough!

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