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Keeping Up Appearances

Narrated by: Shiromi Arserio
Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 13 & Up
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Three's a crowd, but four's a war.

Big girl undies? Check. Speech planned? Check. Nerves of steel? Check. A single crush? Not check?

What do you do when you find your best friend/crush kissing your other best friend on the day you were going to declare your feelings for him? You only agree to fake date your crush's rival. 

The King of the Bows, popular golden (play)boy, and all around douche, Xander wouldn't be my last choice for a boyfriend. Across the school, battlelines are drawn, and sides are taken between the new "it" couple of my former best friends and the excitingly scandalous pairing of me and King Douche.

Xander keeps distracting me from the plan: Make Jason jealous. He insists on holding my hand and kissing me and being nice. Ugh. Xander's not nice, and he's not the relationship type, but he's doing a damned good job of acting both parts. He calls it "keeping up appearances". I call it "take one more pass at my arse, and I'll break your nose". 

They say all's fair in love and war, but what's so fair about falling for the wrong guy when your two best friends are on the other side of the battlelines?

©2018 Elizabeth Stevens (P)2019 Tantor

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-10-2019

Amazing story made better with a great narrator!

I already know and love the story but the narration gave it so much more!
The accent was so much fun to listen to and the narrator was smooth and really made the story come to life!

This is definitely going to become a book I will revisit often :)

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-10-2019

great YA novel

it's very similar to "to all the boys i've loved before" but definitely not a copy. it had it's own unique spin to it.

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  • R Livingston
  • 18-05-2019

Teen drama taken to an excruciating level

I like the performance and liked the sophistication of the dialogue, but the plot was about self-involved people who were obsessed with their non problems. Endless parking then, rehashing feeling and repeating the same thought and actions and mistakes until you just wanted to scream: shut up! Stop thinking! Make a damn choice! Sorry I didn't chuck it mid way through.

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  • Destinie
  • 12-04-2019

Just a sweet feel good Romantic Comedy!!

I can't say enough good things about this book! I really felt like I was watching a sweet romantic comedy and actually giggled out loud. I'm crushing on Xander hard! He is adorable, witty, and so charming! Epic story!

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  • Courtney Shepherd
  • 09-02-2019

So much YA Drama!

If you can't get enough YA romance and drama, then you will love this book!! I finished it in a couple days. Great story, flow, and loved the characters!

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  • Doha
  • 05-02-2019

an 'Okay' book

So I wanted to read this book because of the cute premise, I am a sucker for fake dating stories .. the beginning was really enjoyable and I liked Holly and Xander as characters .. but as the story progressed it became so sexual for no apparent reason .. there were some cute moments dropped here and there but mostly it was a meh for me

The narration was alright but I did struggle with her super low voice when she voice Xander, also there were little emotions through out her performance

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-01-2019

Amazing 😉

Nice storyline and a Powerful message
Just listen and fall in love with this book