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Hostile Workplace

A Breaking the Rules Novel
Narrated by: Charley Ongel, Tor Thom
Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Sam Stanton knows these simple facts:

  • He is a great catch - successful, smart, gorgeous...but the wrong woman caught him.
  • He has the perfect girl who is madly in love with him.
  • He wasted six years of his life by playing it safe.
  • He is damn good at his job and intends to keep climbing the ladder.
  • He can't get her off his mind or out of his heart - no matter how hard he tries.

But, what he doesn't know is just as important:

  • Will he ever really move on and forget how badly she broke his heart?
  • Should he settle for a sure thing, even knowing it's the wrong thing?
  • Can he give up his career for a chance at happiness?
  • Does he correct one mistake with another?
  • What would he do if she were to return?

Confused yet? Welcome to Sam Stanton's life.

Hostile Workplace is an emotional contemporary romance with comedic moments peppered in. It is meant for listeners who are 18+ due to mature content.

©2016 A. M. Madden (P)2016 A. M. Madden

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  • Jan M
  • 30-06-2017

Wow!! What a book!

A.M. Madden is a new author to me, whereas I have listened to several books performed by Ruby Rivers and La Petite Mort and thought they both did an excellent performance. La Petite Mort has a voice that melts. I enjoyed all of the unexpected twists this complicated book had. This story is a second chance at love. The sex is intense, but unrealistic in my opinion. I thought some of the drama in the book was very realistic, and loved the humor. My review is not a synopsis of the book, but rather my opinion of it. I was voluntarily provided with this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher, and/or narrators. Sam's sister Rebecca was my favorite character in this book.

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  • Savannah Jones
  • 29-12-2016

Breathtaking performance!

Would you consider the audio edition of Hostile Workplace to be better than the print version?

I love A.M. Madden. The audio version takes the book to new places. I will read and(!) listen again. Incredible.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Hostile Workplace?

When Sam reconnects with his former love.

What does Ruby Rivers and La Petite Mort bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The narrators are phenomenal. Dual narration seems like the new normal for romance. I love it. So, so hot. This is an experience.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Passionate love from the past returns.

Any additional comments?

Ruby did a good job of capturing all the different female characters. La Petite Mort's voice is simply sinful.

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  • Witching Ears
  • 24-06-2017

That Voice Is Magic!

What made the experience of listening to Hostile Workplace the most enjoyable?

I loved the story. So hot, so intense. The narrators have amazing chemistry. Ruby Rivers has great range and emotion. La Petite will melt you.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Hostile Workplace?

The tension that leads to a hot scene.

What does Ruby Rivers and La Petite Mort bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The narrators made love to my ears.

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

Yes. Start to finish.

Any additional comments?

The voice of La Petite is magical. Amazing and sensual. Wow.

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  • Tammy Huckabee
  • 23-01-2017

I want a Hostile Workplace with Sam

What made the experience of listening to Hostile Workplace the most enjoyable?

I love the dual narrator aspect. He made Sam sound oh so cocky! That is what I enjoyed best, other than the story itself.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved the twists and turns. The characters are amazing. I already loved them after having read and listened to Love on the Horizon.

What does Ruby Rivers and La Petite Mort bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

They bring a great perspective to the story. They give the characters a voice, it's so different than reading it.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Everyone deserves a Hostile Workplace!!!

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Everyone needs to listen to this book. Sam is oh so cocky, but oh so great!

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  • Mamas AudioReviews
  • 14-01-2017

Mama needs a fan!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. That was better than a movie. Mama's been 'round the block a few times; this was something special. The audio was fired up and ready to go.

What other book might you compare Hostile Workplace to and why?

It is like Madden's other books but different too.

What does Ruby Rivers and La Petite Mort bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

My headphones almost melted. I had to stop and fan myself. This author and the two narrators will make you change your lady garments.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Too hot for television.

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That La Petite Mort makes an old woman's head spin and heart flutter. Lawdy, lawdy! Where's my heart medicine?

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  • Christy D
  • 01-09-2017

Hostile Workplace

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The story starts out with Sam and his girlfriend Jen (who turns out not to be the person everyone thought she was). Sam learns her first lie and breaks up with her. Then Sam is up for a promotion, but finds out he has to compete for the position and in walks his ex. Sam has never gotten over his high school sweetheart. And apparently neither did she. This is her was to closure. As more secrets and lies come out from Jen (and Sam takes all the blame, this really annoyed me) their lives get turned upside down. Nice narration.

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  • Brandi - Let's Read Romance
  • 29-08-2017

Office romance

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I LOVE Sam Stanton. I didn't know if I would when I started it, but he really grew on me. He's determined, driven, and lost.

Doesn't make much sense, but it's true. He's in a relationship with a woman who is NOT the woman he wants. Because that woman broke his heart years ago.

He puts all of his time into his job. He's a jerk and not easy to please.

His fiance is so atrocious I don't even remember her name. Honestly, if you've ever wanted a bad female character--and not badly written, but just a real beeyotch--this is it. This chick takes manipulative to a whole new level. You're gonna hate her when it's all over, if not sooner.

But then there's Judy, who is pretty cool. I like her. You will too. Promise.

And Lydia. Oh, the one who got away. The one who broke his heart. The reason he's distant. The reason he's horrible to work for.

She's back and she's determined to put her past firmly behind her.

*I listened to this and the narrators were great. La Petit Mort gets my vote every time.

"This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review."

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  • mandy
  • 27-06-2017

great!

I really enjoyed this book and can't wait to read more by this author. great story and fantastic narration!

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  • Vicki
  • 05-05-2020

Hostile Workplace

I really enjoyed this book. It was well written and the pace was great. This book has hot sexy scenes. Loved Sam's sister. She did not hold her tongue. Tor Thom and Charley Ongel did an outstanding job with the narration. I received this free copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Jenny B
  • 03-03-2018

Loved Hostile Workplace

I absolutely loved this story. Sam Stanton has turned into a workaholic after the love of his life left him. I loved listening to his perspective and not finding out much later in the story the true reasons of how he became this way was just perfect. Made him that much more endearing to me knowing his heart was broke in a hard way. Lydia is a great independent and strong character and hearing her side just left my heart breaking for her too. The banter and strength between these two characters was awesome with the sexual tension just oozing between the two of them.

Tor Thom did an amazing job narrating Sam's story and I really felt like I was in Sam's mind at points and living this story right next to him. Charley did a great job bringing Lydia to life as well. With their inflections it was perfectly narrated

I am too greedy though -- I want more on Judy and Liam now.

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