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Ryder Brothers, Book 1
Narrated by: Carly Robins, Jacob Morgan
Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

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Everyone wants to get close to a rock star.

The bright lights. The music. Those talented fingers strumming...a guitar. Everyone wants to bang a rock star. 

So why do I keep running from the one who wants me? 

I'm America's sweetheart. I have a reputation. He's a boy-band icon turned rock god. I'm vanilla. He's every flavor of bad. And he's much, much too young for me. 

If I end up in Nick Ryder's bed, my career and I will both be screwed...

But that's only if I'm caught. 

"This book is the confetti kind, with extra sprinkles on top. Sexy sprinkles. NickNat forever!" (Kayti McGee, USA Today best-selling author)

©2018 Laurelin Paige (P)2018 Laurelin Paige

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Brilliant . 😘😘

Loved it . Loved them . These two were so ment to be . Like it was written in the ✨ l perfect . So glad he didn’t give up on her and she let him in . Awesome definitely worth a read or a listen to.❤️💕💋💕❤️

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  • Cinema4
  • 23-01-2019

Ugh, misunderstood celebrities...again.

I live in Hollywood, so I have a different viewpoint of this story.

Two SUPER attractive white people (their age really does not matter in this world) who have no normal people problems to overcome because they have both been famous for a good chunk of their lives. Hollywood is a treasure trove "unconventional" relationships, so their age thing and how fast they get together (hello world of 3 day marriage - that is Hollywood). I can't really identify with either character in this story.

One thing I wish writers of famous people would stop doing is compartmentalizing their fame as if seeking that celebrity/being on stage/starring in a movie - isn't the consequence of their drive, but it's what they originally wanted. Them being alone is what they sacrificed for the fame. If you've ever met someone who needs to be on stage, who needs to preform, you'd understand. This is what they wanted, they fought hard for. Its not a byproduct of their work, which so many of these stories try to do to make the characters seem 'human'. Naw.

Also, do you know how rare it is to be an actual blonde or a red head? Yet everyone in these stories is one or the other a vast majority of the time. Come on writers, diversify the aesthetic of your characters!

These are two of my favorite narrators and I couldn't even finish this. There is nothing new in the way these characters are: The now adult rock star who's looking to prove himself with his new sound, the 'aging' starlet who wants to be grounded and blah blah blah.

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  • Erin Lewis
  • 11-12-2018

Loved it

It has been ages since I read a Laurelin Paige book and I cannot help but wonder why. Having read and loved previous books, way before I started reviewing, I was anxious to catch up on some of her stories.
It is refreshing to listen to a story where the woman is older than the man. Nick Ryder has had a crush on Natalia Lowen for years and once he meets her, it only escalates. The chemistry between them is intense and Nick decides against his better judgement to pursue Natalia. He is shocked when she leaves but as he “never chases a woman” he lets her go.
Over the next few weeks they keep bumping into each, co-incidence or not? Nick finally convinces Natalia that they need to explore the attraction that is sizzling between them although keeping it under the radar will be difficult.
What starts as a fling morphs in to so much more and I have to say I was glued to my earphones as I listened to this story. Close is a sweet, romantic, love story which totally brought a smile to my face.
There were so many swoon worthy moments throughout Close and I loved the camaraderie between Natalia and her girlfriends which had me in stitches at times. I also loved the playfulness between Nick and Natalia as they spent time together.
Close was one of those books that once I started I couldn’t put down. I absolutely adored Nick and Natalia both as individuals and also as a couple. Although Nick and Natalia are so different they really do make an amazing couple. Ms. Paige had me hook, line and sinker and I just adored the story line.
The narrators Jacob Morgan and Carly Robins did a fabulous job bringing Close to life.

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  • Captivated Listener!!
  • 15-12-2018

Yes, Yes, Yes,!!!! ♥️♥️🔥🔥🔥

Oh heck yeah!!! Way to end the year Laurelin Page. This was the best book and so sexy and hot I had to drink gallons of water while reading. (lol)

Carly Robbins and Jacob Morgan narrated this book so well. Best story, best author and best narration. I've listened to so many good books this year and everytime I think I've found my favorite I keep finding good books like this one.

We all love Jacob and Carly is awesome with her humor and sassiness. Laureline Page is one of the best authors and I'll keep using my credits on her books. Loved the dual narration. This book was Mmmmm good!!.

Congrats to all of the writers, authors and narrators for a really good audible year. Lost a lot of sleep too. 😉

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-07-2019

Amazing Story even better Narration

Love love love everything about this story, and the narration was perfection!!!!!!! You’ll fall in love with these characters love story.

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  • Sin2sea
  • 29-04-2019

A swooning Older woman younger man romance

This is a really hot and sexy fling turned love story between a older actress and a younger rockstar. She is his teen idol so when they met, he went all out and pursued her. The narrators were spot on and I love the tentative aspect on her part and his youthful enthusiasm. The chemistry between them is combustible!

Laurelin Paige never disappoints and I am so glad I finally give this a listen,

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  • Diving Blue Bonnet
  • 22-04-2019

Can’t get close enough!

Another great book from Ms. Paige! I felt all of the emotions, and then some! Worth a credit or purchase. Will definitely read again!

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  • 05-12-2018

❤️ LOVED IT! ❤️

Sweet love story without the unnecessary fluff. The Hero is a young and extremely successful rock star, and the Heroine is an older and extremely successful movie star. The logistics of their relationship unfold nicely, showing the younger rock star to be more mature than the older movie star.

Light and sweet, with a wonderful Happily Ever After!

Loved everything about this book, and the narrators were perfect!

5 Lovely Stars!

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  • Pennie Morgan
  • 17-06-2019

Nick-Nat

WOW! This one really was good and I listened to it on audio and it had me blushing at parts, me blushing! and looking over my shoulder and hoping no one was coming down the hall behind me while I was listening. *big smile* Okay, really, this was great. First off, I usually bypass Hollywood stories any more, they don't do anything for me but this one tweaked my interest since it was this author and, yea, it was this author, and the age difference with the heroine being older and the hero being a rocker. So much of this one was fabulous! From the sometimes slow burn the to the deflowering of the so-called good girl reputation and figuring out it was okay. LOVED IT! Now I wish the other two in the series were in audio but they don't appear to so will have to find time to actually read them.

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  • JillyMart
  • 25-04-2019

Loved it!!

I just fell completely in love with Nick!!!!! He was so determined and so sweet with Natalia, totally swoon worthy!! The whole book was just hot and romantic and I loved the ending!!! Hoping the other brothers will have audiobooks that I can listen to as well.

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  • Booklover 876🇯🇲
  • 07-04-2019

Frustrating heroine

I did not like Natalia. Her issues with age kept her from having a real relationship with Nick and hurt him in the process. Nick is in love with her but have to hide his feelings, who wants that? Natalia doesn't deserved Nick. She might be older but Nick is the more mature of the two. I love Laurelin Paige books but this one wasn't for me.

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