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Publisher's Summary

"Once in a while right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale."

I saw that quote about fairy tales embroidered on a decorative pillow at a home decorating store. Honestly, it pissed me off. Retail propaganda aimed to promote sales when any single girl in the city could tell them they'd sell more if they'd offer Keep Your Pants On, Asshole instead.

But it's fine. I don't have room for decorative pillows anyway.

And I don't have time for distractions.

Which is why I'm ignoring the distraction staring at me right now. The one who looks like he belongs on a billboard campaign. The one with the full lips and the cocky smile. The one refusing to look away even when I give him my best "no way" scowl.

The one headed in my direction. Right now.

©2017 Jana Aston (P)2017 Jana Aston

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Short and cute

Jana’s books are usually short but soooo good. This one was just that bit too short to allow the relationship to really develop and there were some unnecessary or perhaps unfinished plot holes due to it. Erin Mallon always does a great job.

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  • Theresa Martin
  • 13-11-2017

I'm so in love with Max!

What an adorable, hot, sweet story. I fell in love w/Max from the beginning, and glad Lauren caught up w/me. This was a quick, sexy read, but still a great story w/an HEA that has that special Jana twist.

Erin Mallon does her usual magic covering both voices, but I'm so in love w/her male narrations. She truly has a gift that makes the audiobooks so much better!

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  • Cyndi
  • 14-09-2017

This Dynamic Duo Does It Again!!

What a tease!!!!

This audiobook was soooo good but too short! I need more of this story and these characters. Lauren was fun, uninhibited and refreshingly normal! Max was sexy, playful and completely swoon worthy! I loved that these two have a whirlwind relationship from day 1. This novella is proof that Jana Aston is a phenomenal writer because I normally don't like standalone novella's, they are always insta-love and I find it to be so hard to connect with the love story when it has no history but I loved this novella and this couple! I was rooting for the love story from chapter 1 because this author knows how to sell insta-love!

I would have bought this audiobook based on the narration alone! Erin Mallon is my favorite narrator. She is great at all things audio but she does playful and sexy so well that I get lost in the story each time I listen to her narrate this type of story! And I know I've said it a million times but man her male voice gets me every time!!!

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  • Liv
  • 01-01-2018

One of my top favorite novella reads in 2017!

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Writing style: 1st Person POV
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Performance rating: ★★★★★ Erin Mallon’s performance was excellent! She is one of my favorite narrators, so this came as no surprise to me.
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Story rating: ★★★★★ - Gah, I wish I had Lauren’s life! That’s why I eagerly read this one for the 2nd time back in October. It was so easy to slip into her life and cheer her on as she triumphed over a crappy boss and attracted a fantastic boyfriend who’d had his eye on her for months as she updated her book blog in the coffee shop they both frequented. And the engraving Lauren and Max each chose for the other’s rings were so perfect!

I can see myself listening to this one yet again when I need a quick mood fix because it was such a fantastic pick me up romance.

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  • bzymom
  • 06-10-2017

Not as good as her other books

I listen to this one after listening to right, wrong, trust. I'm guessing this must've been some of her earlier work because the plot is sort of nonexistent and I just couldn't figure out why the character seemed to like each other so much.

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  • DELINA M DAVIS
  • 22-09-2017

Short stories are the best stories

I loved this short audible by Jane Aston. As I've purchased Short and sweet. Straight to the point with a a little bit of a backstory to boot! I just love Erin Mallon's narrator voice. The switch from male to female voice was done eloquently.

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  • 22-05-2018

Cute and Steamy

Great short listen with a nice plot, comedit moments and steam! I appreciated the story without complex issues and melodrama.

Erin Mallon is superb. She can do no wrong in an audiobook!

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  • brenda l. moreno
  • 22-05-2018

Great!

Perfect short story with a perfect ending! With also perfect hot scenes and a dash of laughter. I loved it!

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  • Leozpride
  • 13-03-2018

This one hooked me onto this author

What did you love best about Times Square?

Just the overall sweetness of the characters. When you realize it's more than fate that brings these two together, it's just a moment that will melt your heart.

Who was your favorite character and why?

It's hard to actually pick one. They are really great for different reasons. The female lead is at a breaking point in her life where her comedic voice just makes her so relateable. The male character is so sweet, protective and persistent that you can't help but love him too.

What does Erin Mallon bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I think it's the comedic tone that happens a lot throughout the book. I loved this enough to purchase the Kindle version as well since I love to reread. I usually reread more than re-listen only because I'm a faster reader.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes and had me purchasing the Kindle version too.

Any additional comments?

This one is simply sweet and worth your time to listen/read. The story line will keep you hooked and there are a few small twists which make this totally worth your time.

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  • Country Girl
  • 01-01-2018

Short & Sweet

Jana Aston is now among my favorite authors. Her books are automatic buys. Max & Lauren quickly get together in this short and sweet story after an initial meeting where she suspects he might be a perv. I love their rom-com banter. Max is a keeper! Erin Mallon does a terrific job as narrator.

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  • Deborah Boyd
  • 27-12-2017

Excellent narration with a sweet and sexy love story❤️

This is a wonderful quick read. It is a bit cheesy but hey, sometimes cheesy hits the spot perfectly. If you love sweet, sexy, romantic love stories then this is the book for you