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  • Dig Deep: A Contemporary Romance Bundle

  • By: J.P. Oliver
  • Narrated by: Austin Jay
  • Length: 36 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Romance

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Publisher's Summary

Keep your friends close....

Construction work isn't any sort of calling for Ethan Loeb. He gets the job done, cashes his check, and spends his free time volunteering at the retirement home his elderly mother lives in. He knows he comes across as big, gruff, and grumpy, but right now, he doesn't much care. 

Until him. 

...but keep your enemies in your bedroom.

Mark Weaver knows that the construction crew in charge of building a new set of luxury townhouses is more than a bit ticked off that a potential dinosaur find has derailed their tight schedule. They make it very clear that the scientists excavating the site aren't welcome. It doesn't much matter to Mark. Preserving the past trumps new construction any day. 

But when Mark's car dies too far away from the work site for him to walk with his polio-damaged legs, can he accept help from a big, burly construction worker with a secret heart of gold?

If you're looking for a sweet and steamy enemies-to-lovers audiobook featuring a disabled nerd and a tough guy with a gooey marshmallow center, check out My Enemy Needs Me, the first book in the Dig Deep series. This title, and all titles in the series, can be enjoyed as a stand-alone. 

Get My Enemy Needs Me and four other amazing audiobooks in the complete Dig Deep series bundle! Get your copy today!

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  • RACHEL REED
  • 01-01-2021

An enemies to lovers steamy bundle!

This was such a beautifully compiled bundle.
Each story was unique, engaging and well written.
I loved the enemies to lovers trope that it follows. So if you like a rivals : enemies to lovers with all that steamy chemistry and an opposites clash be sure to check this out.

The narration is pretty decent as well.

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  • Dmauritzen
  • 07-12-2020

Great set

This was a great boxset. I had read this books and enjoyed them so when they came to audio i was excited. All the storylines are good and the characters are interesting and intriguing. You will enjoy each tale and there adventures. Great listen. The narrator was great.

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  • ILoveBooksSue
  • 30-12-2020

5 amazing stories!

OMG! This box set was a great way to spend my time! I love enemies-to-lovers and the first book is a great example of that. So good!!

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  • Nichole R
  • 10-12-2020

Boys who play in dirt

Five stories with five different couples. All are introduced in the first story and each story explores a little more of the dig (both dinosaur and construction) and each couple evolves over what's happening. I love that this is a compilations of the stories as I don't know that I would be patient enough to wait for the last couple's coupling. I loved the drama in each of the stories and the individuality of each couple. Narration was good as well. Nice smooth voice and gruff when necessary. Very enjoyable listen.

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  • Leah Brock
  • 14-01-2021

An Enemies-to-Lovers 5-Book Bundle

"Dig Deep" delivers a 5-book, 36+ hour enemies-to-lovers listen. In these linked stories, a construction crew is sidelined after the discovery of a dinosaur fossil brings in a group of paleontologists to dig up the entire skeleton. Resentments flare as the two groups have to occupy the same site; the paleontologists digging for bones and the construction guys forced to remain idle.

The main trope threaded into all of the books is enemies-to-lovers but other tropes take featured roles. There's age-gap, opposites-attract, gay/bi-awakening, disabled main character and silver foxes. I'd say there's something for everyone in this group of stories.

The plot of these books is very contrived. My suspension of disbelief was constantly challenged. Quite a lot of the extreme situations the author puts the characters through are improbable at best, if not impossible.

Characterization is uneven. There were a couple of characters that I thought early on would turn out to be horrible homophobes only to find them getting together with another man. One minute there's animosity, the next cooperation, then before you know it, they're coming to physical blows. I couldn't figure these guys out.

The relationships of Books 1-4 are enjoyable. Each one is emotional in its own way. Book 5's relationship is the weakest and I had the most difficulty getting through that story.

I liked Austin Jay's narration. It is a nicely emotional performance.

I requested and received a free review copy of this audiobook and have left this voluntary opinion.

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  • The Book Wench
  • 08-01-2021

Interesting premise and creative conflicts

The stories were good for the most part. The situation which forms the foundation for the series is innovative enough, allowing for believable conflicts. The characters, who should have carried the plot, were not always as engaging as I would have liked. Sometimes I rolled my eyes at them, and too often I didn't especially believe that what they had together was more than sexual attraction. The narration was okay, especially when the actor performed the accent for the locals. Just as a point of clarity, though, archeologists and paleontologists are NOT the same. It seemed that sometimes the two words were being confused for each other or conflated to mean the same thing.

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  • Diane
  • 06-01-2021

Great Bundle

I received an ARC of this audio for my honest review. I like the overall story and writing. I thought the stories had interesting characters. I thought Austin did a great job narrating these stories.

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  • JulyP
  • 03-01-2021

Awesome listening

Awesome narration, greatly read and very enjoyable and entertaining story... I can’t wait to own the book and get lost in the story again...

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  • Dixiecowgirl060
  • 01-01-2021

Five interesting and engaging stories. 

Five interesting and engaging stories. 

I really enjoyed the narrator for these books.  His voice was easy to listen to and he can bring a nice gruffness to the reading at just the right times.     

Great bundle of different couples that we meet in the first story and then explore with their own focus.  Plenty of drama and conflict between the construction crew and the scientists at the dig. The drama and enemies to lovers theme was entertaining and fun.  

This box set includes: My Enemy Needs Me, Falling for my Rival, My Enemy's Secret, Captured by my Rival and Finding my Nemesis.  

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  • Love222
  • 01-01-2021

Good Series

Overall its a good series with a good narrator. There are some inconsistencies between stories that you might not notice some much on their own but going from one to the next you do notice. They do flow nicely. Overall they are a good listen.

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  • XG
  • 01-01-2021

So good!!

This bundle is simply amazing... each book is a love story, each one with an lightly “enemies” to lovers trope. In each book a couple found their forever overcoming some obstacles, personal situations, and a little angst, while accepting their quirks and traits, in the way to happiness. Very enjoyable! After reading the ebooks, I was waiting for the audiobook to reread them again, especially all together. Mr Jay’s narration is so nice, with a very charismatic and smooth voice, applying his acting skills to create so many wonderful characters. A treat!

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  • sarah mitcham
  • 31-12-2020

Opposing Sides

Set of five books all based on a construction site that becomes a Paleontology dig when the construction workers find something and report it. Each story features alot of the same characters but each story is very different from the others, the characters are all very different individuals and have their own special stories to share. There was a character I loved to hate for most of the books lol but I even began to love him too..It was great to have something different!! Austin Jay did a great job narrating this series, I thoroughly enjoyed the entire series.

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  • Susie Umphers
  • 31-12-2020

Interesting overarching premise

I really enjoyed the overarching storyline of the construction site disrupted by the find of dinosaur bones and the influx of the scientific team. This provides a perfect set up for the enemies to lovers stories in the bundle. My favorite was the first story, probably because it introduced the plot line, but all of them were enjoyable. There was plenty of heat between each couple but also good character development and story. Austin Jay did a fantastic job with his performance. It takes a real gift to hold the listeners interest and keep all the characters clearly delineated for over 36 hours. I will listed to this again.

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  • Magnus
  • 30-12-2020

Great collection

A great collection of stories by JP Oliver that kept me entertained for hours. Austin Jay did a fabulous job with the narration.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • Suzanne Christie
  • 30-12-2020

Great collection

Great collection of stories, good characters with a range of interesting storylines, I really enjoyed the opposites attract trope.

Austin Jay provides great narration throughout all the books, very good range of voices.

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  • Allison's Book Corner
  • 29-12-2020

Great

I really enjoyed this series.
It was so great having all of the audiobooks in the same place.
This was a great series to listen to.
I would definitely recommend it.

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  • Dee Slate
  • 29-12-2020

Enjoyable bundle.

The first 3 stories:
My Enemy Needs Me - Opposites attract story. Ethan works in construction. At his worksite dinosaur bones are discovered which means that work has to temporarily stop until the find is researched. Mark is a paleontologist, he is assigned to the site. Despite both men being on opposite sides, they develop a friendship and eventually, a relationship. The latter has consequences, but both men work through their issues and family obligations to get their happiness. An okay story.

Falling For My Rival - Another opposites attract story (by now I realise that it's the theme ;) ) Jim, the construction worker here, creates a PR issue; Sammy is brought in to deal with it. There is a bit of a GFY vibe as Jim realises he's attracted to Sammy, even though he's always identified as straight. They couple have their issues as well, but they work together to make it work. Good story.

My Enemy's Secret - Same construction site, new couple. Reyland is the construction worker with a lovely singing voice. When he is overheard by Oliver, site archeologist, he is asked to sing again. Reyland is reluctant due to a past trauma, but Oliver gets him to do it anyway. Anyway, there are outside forces that try to keep this couple at odds, but they work through it and they get their HEA.

Austin Jay did a nice job with the narration - easy to listen to, good voice characterisations for the most part. A good way to enjoy the stories.

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  • OldLadyStauffer
  • 28-12-2020

Hours of Entertainment

Enemies to lovers is my absolutely favorite trope, and each book in this bundle has a mix of tropes that include it. I couldn’t be any happier about that. 🦖 🦺 👷🏼

While they all shared the ETL trope, each book had a different couple. The stories were different, but it was ‘us vs them’ on the construction site....well, what was a construction site. Now there are tons of scientists taking up the space to preserve fossils that were discovered when they broke ground. Construction workers had to stop working for full pay, and instead working for next to nothing. Emotions are high, as are tempers. 🦖 🦺 👷🏼

These stories were well written, with great characters. It was easy to get lost in them. I enjoyed listening to each love story, and found even the grumpiest characters, likable. 🦖 🦺 👷🏼

This is the second time I’ve heard anything narrated by Austin Jay. I liked the overall sound of his voice, and the different voices he has gor the characters. It was easy to tell who was talking when, and he did a great job at keeping in correct character. He did a great job, and I’m looking forward to hearing more from him. 🎙👷🏼🦖🦺

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  • Vanessa Leighton
  • 28-12-2020

Fantastic

To start with this is a fantastic value set. There are different stories that are both engaging and all unique. I loved the characters and would have happily bought all these books separately I enjoyed them that much. This is an author that I haven’t listened to a lot but I certainly will now

I was a little nervous that there would be a lot of technical speak with both the palaeontologists and building work but it was really nicely balanced so that it worked really well. The narrator had a voice that I really enjoyed and will certainly be listening to again.

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  • KBR
  • 23-12-2020

Dig Deep - good stories

This bundle has good stories that I mostly enjoyed. That said, the narrator wasn't a favorite of mine, though more comfortable to listen to than others I've recently heard. It's worth the listen, especially if you can get used to or adjust the setting not to be distracted by the narration.

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