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Just for Show

By: Jae
Narrated by: Angela Dawe
Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
5 out of 5 stars (35 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

When Claire, an overachieving psychologist with OCD tendencies, hires Lana, an impulsive, out-of-work actress for a fake relationship, she figures the worst she'll have to endure are the messes Lana leaves around. It's only for a few months anyway. And it's not as if she'll enjoy all those fake kisses and loving looks. Right?  

A lesbian romance where role-playing has never been so irresistible.

Contains mature themes.

©2018 Jae (P)2018 Tantor

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Awesome narration

The story was light and fluffy, a very easy read sprinkled with humour. The star of the show however was the narration, kept me hooked from beginning to end.

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  • CameeW
  • 13-10-2018

Great Story!

I really enjoyed this book. While the story was a familiar theme, the fake girlfriend relationship, the telling was well done and filled with emotion and humor. Narrator Angela Dawe is superb doing different voices and accents. Her changes in vocal tone really make you believe there are different characters, each of whom she brings to life. A good story and and great narration make this book a must read!

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  • Sondra A., Cobb
  • 16-10-2018

Seriously, I Loved this Audiobook!

this is the 3rd Jae audiobook I've read/heard and I really liked the first two, but, Just For Show was the best so far. I loved it! I liked the idea of fun, sexy-voiced Lana moving in and making a mess in controlling, workaholic Claire's house. they have a business deal to pretend to be engaged and they've only just met. good thing Lana is an actress... seems simple, and I love it! I really wanted to listen to this in one day but couldn't. really found it hard to stop listening. narrator did an amazing job! l loved Lana's deep voice and fun attitude. great book!

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  • Aussy
  • 11-10-2018

Just for show!

This is by far one of my favorite books/audiobooks this year. The narration was so honest and the differences between the personalities were so evident. I love the storyline and how it moved so organically. Kudos to Jae for being able to create characters that are so opposite but work so well together

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  • Charles
  • 21-10-2018

Lovely Romance

What I love about Jae’s books is that I end up happy that the main couple get together.

Just for Show is my favourite fauxmance story and I adore Claire and Lana because they so obviously make each other a more rounded person.

The stakes are personal and equally understandable, the pace of the romance is also quite organic for me. By the time they finally admitted their feelings I was giddy with happiness.

This is the second book I’ve listened to by Angela Dawe and love the smoky voice she uses for Leo from Perfect Rhythm and in this book Lana.

If I had to nitpick I think there was a mistake st 41:48 of chapter 21 of 22. Where she says Abbie instead of Claire but otherwise I loved the emotional inflections Angela infuses her voice with during the emotional scenes and had my heart beating faster during one of the emotionally intense scenes with Lana late in the book.

All in all, you can’t go wrong with this book and like all of Jae’s books if not a direct sequel to something you can jump straight in without worrying about getting lost.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-10-2018

Funny and Sweet

I loved this book and will likely read it again soon. The humor was A+ and I enjoyed the real differences between the two main characters. I kind of wished something happened between them sooner in the book but the pacing was really good overall. One thing I noticed that should be corrected, is in Chapter 21 at one point Claire is called Abby. It is definitely a slip up that needs to be corrected ASAP. Overall though, this is now one of my favorite books, no doubt.

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  • SVM
  • 18-04-2020

My first ever audio book.

I completed the book in 2 days. I'm going to share it with my friends & look for more from this JAE.

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  • Mindy Miles
  • 23-02-2020

Still a favorite

This is one of my favorites and I love it every time I reread it. You know a book is wonderful when even after multiple rereads you still smile at the small, sweet moments, and still cry with your heart clenched at other times. You know the book isn't going to change and that you will have that happy end, yet the journey of the book still has that emotional impact time and time again.

And as for the narration for the audio book, Angela Dawe is easily my favorite narrator so the combination of her with my favorite author/book just equals perfection to me.

I tend to always come back to this one or others by Jae whenever I need reading comfort or after less than stellar reads in a row from other books. It's like an old friend that brings joy back into your life.

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  • Erin Hartman
  • 11-02-2020

Great story, perfect narration

Another great story by Jae and as always, Angela Dawes is spot on with the voices and narration!

The story was predictable, but I didn't mind. The interaction with her sister and parents were a nice change from the usual.

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  • jazrogers1
  • 22-01-2020

Enjoyable story

Engaging and unusual story. Excellent narration for all characters. I appreciated the twist on values and styles. I was disappointed with the glossy, perfect ending.

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  • Zahria Kamel
  • 27-12-2019

Excellent

I LOVE LOVE. I first found Jae through her supernatural series, and she does not disappoint on the romance 👌🏽

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  • Lisa A.
  • 24-11-2018

Lovely story and narration

Cute, sweet story with just the right amount of passion, doubts, humor and sex. Honestly the sex scenes are amazingly well written and realistic. Narrator Angela Dawe is impressive and moulds her voice to every character effortlessly.

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  • Bernadette
  • 28-10-2018

superb storyline. beautiful narration.

great storyline. makes you want to listen to it in one sitting. Narrator made the whole story comes alive.

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  • jackie roden
  • 02-05-2020

Disappointing!

Weak storyline, so I’m not sure whether it was the story itself or the writing style which made the narration seem stilted. I’m reasonably new to audio lesbian fiction but I don’t think I’ll be trying out this author again.

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  • lc
  • 29-04-2020

Great

Loved the story ,great characters and plot line,read well great listening.had is a superb author

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  • Amanda
  • 02-03-2020

fantastic story!!

I could not stop listening to this, great story which keeps you thinking what's going to happen next all the way from start to finish. the reader is fantastic with great feeling. in fact I'm just going to listen to it again.....

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  • P.C.
  • 07-12-2019

Cheesy premise, great execution

I was a little sceptical about the cliched premise, but the good reviews persuaded me to listen. I ended up loving the story. It’s done very well and is believable: an excellent romantic romp.

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  • Chi
  • 13-11-2019

Hooked Chapter to Chapter

I really liked this book makes a nice change from my usual reading material (business books). The narrator does a great job of bringing the Characters to life in a romantic and very sexy way. I choose the book after reading another one which she worked on. The story was nice and kept me hooked from chapter to chapter i would have given the story higher stars it there was a few unpredictable moments in the novel that being said i loved listening to this book.

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  • Crackdown
  • 04-08-2019

Another winner from Jae with Angela Dawe Narrator.

I don't think Jae has actually written a bad book. There are always some books you prefer over others, and this one was a pleasant surprise.

The premise might be cliched, but it's well done with characters that you really care about.

Angela Dawe is one of the best narrators out there. I've listened to multiple books read by her, and each book has its own style. Not an easy feat for any narrator.

All in all, a great author, paired with a great narrator, has me listening to these books again and again.

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  • Dr. S. E. Beresford
  • 14-02-2019

Great story; great narration

This turned out to be a fabulous ripping yarn - a slow burn romance between two women who, upon first meeting, do not have much in common. The plot of 'fake girlfriend' is a favourite of mine.
A particularly big call out to the wonderful narration of Angela Dawe - she did a really wonderful job - great pace; tone; delivery and differentiation of voices. I really like the way she reads and I have looked up other lesbian romance books she's done.

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  • Weescratchy61.
  • 31-01-2019

Really Enjoyed It

Struggled to pause this lovely book . The women were excellent ,and Lanna was so funny. The book keeps you hanging . Just a really good read and told beautifully.