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Misbehaved

Narrated by: Ramona Master, Mark Kamish
Length: 9 hrs
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Remington Stringer has never been like most girls. She's outspoken and brazen and wants nothing more than to escape the Nevadan hell hole she calls home.

On the brink of 18, with a deceased mother and a well-meaning, yet absent father, she's been forced to fend for herself. The only person she's ever been able to depend on is her borderline obsessive stepbrother. But even that anchor is quickly becoming a loose cannon.

So when she gets the opportunity to attend the best private school in the state during her senior year of high school, she jumps at the chance. She meets Mr. James there. He's ornery, aloof, and totally irresistible.

Most girls would swoon in secrecy. Most girls would doodle his name with hearts in their notebook. But Remi Stringer has never been like most girls.

©2017 Charleigh Rose (P)2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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  • AVS
  • 05-10-2019

Good book, terrible narration

The male voice in the book almost sounds like he has a lisp and is bad enough—but when he voices the female part, he sounds like a serial killer. I could barely finish listening.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-09-2019

Loved the characters!

Mr. James was so hot! I loved his story and his character, and love Remi too. Others said the male narrator ruined this audiobook, but I disagree. He was definitely the wrong choice, since he sounds 60 instead of 25-30, but it didn’t ruin the book for me. I couldn’t stop listening, and thought it was a steamy, forbidden story.

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  • Team Mom 22
  • 18-09-2019

Very good despite the narration

I love this author. Every book has been excellent. The female narrator is great in this one but I couldn’t handle the male narrator. I actually just read past those areas where he narrated. I strongly advise getting the Kindle version and just reading that part.

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  • Stephanie L Hill
  • 24-07-2019

Weird book!

I love this author, the guy narrator really bothered me but the girl was great. I have to say I was not fond of this book. I don’t know if it is because it’s teacher/student or the weird twist of the stepbrother. You will have to read/listen for yourself.

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  • Chrissy
  • 06-07-2019

Loved it

Amazing story, liked the girl narrator but not a fan of the guy narrator. He sounded way to old in my opinion. Really loved the story though!

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  • Courtney S.
  • 04-05-2019

Loved it

I love the teacher-student dynamic and this story does it justice. It checks the boxes. It’s sexy with a serious plot.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-03-2019

Felt unsure of the story it wanted to tell

I bought this one because I am a sucker for naughty teachers, I like Charleigh Rose and think Ramona Master is an excellent narrator. Seriously. Have you heard 44 Chapters About 4 Men? I digress.
I think there was real potential here if the author had chosen to either focus on the stepbrother aspect or the teacher romance. Throwing both in just diverted attention keeping the book from being truly great.
While Ramona killed it once again I have to say I did not love Mark's performance.
Overall I enjoyed it but I am not sure it is worth that precious one credit a month.

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  • Xkoqueen
  • 23-08-2018

Unconventional Romance

Misbehaved by Charleigh Rose is a taboo romance between an underage high school girl and one of her teachers. I loved the narrators’ performances on the audiobook. Mark Kamish and Ramona Master were both excellent. They really made the story come alive.

Equally impressive is the author’s writing. I appreciated that there were just enough descriptions to make the characters interesting without excessive focus on minutia that can drag a story under. The dialogue seemed natural for her characters. The use of dual points of view worked well for the story layout given the premise and age difference of the characters. Without both perspectives, the story wouldn’t work.

While I appreciated the narrators’ talents and the author’s writing skill, I did not enjoy the story premise. I can abide by a student/teacher romance in college, but there is no level of suspension of disbelief that would make me enjoy a relationship between a 17-year-old girl and a grown man who is not only her teacher, but an attorney. Kudos to Ms. Rose for having her character, Pierce James, acknowledge the multiple ways his attention to his new student, Remington Stringer, is inappropriate. And yet, he allows himself to succumb to his student’s advances knowing it will destroy his teaching career.

Remington, who comes from an unstable, impoverished family, has found her way to a posh private school. Her vulnerability should make her likable and empathetic. I wanted to root for the downtrodden girl who was trying to better herself through education; however, I found her behavior too trampy and brazen. Instead of being a focused student (as she is stated to have been in the past), she acts the siren flaunting her sexuality and forwardly flirting with her teacher. She has no regard for how her behavior will impact his career or her aspirations to go to college and get out of her hellish domestic situation.

The addition of a gay love story between secondary characters was interesting as a contemporary twist to the teacher/student romance premise. The side story allowed the author to portray Remi and her gay friend as rebel outsiders in an outwardly conservative school. It also allowed the author to paint Remington as a good-person-at-heart when she alone champions her friend.

The story is conveniently wrapped up with an improbable twist that allows for a HEA for everyone. Overall, good quality writing and excellent narration, but the story line did nothing for me.

Narration: 5 stars
Writing quality: 4 stars
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  • Myra
  • 22-08-2018

It was an interesting premise

I think it had moments that I really liked and the story had potential to be one of my favorites. Unfortunately, the whole step-brother thing really made me uncomfortable. Then the whole emotional/physical abuse almost made me quit.

I loved the dynamic of the main relationship and because of them I got through the story. It wasn't a fuzzy story, but it is for the most part a fun one.

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  • Ariadna B.
  • 07-08-2018

Great student-teacher romance, okay narration. 4⭐️

This was my first book by Charleigh Rose and it made a complete fan out of me. The characters are vibrant, real, and relatable. The story is excruciating in the best way. It tugged at every emotion I had and had me devouring the pages as fast as I possible could. Beautifully tragic and deliciously dirty. That's what this book is, but it's also so, so much more.

I completely loved the characters in the book. Remi is such an awesome character. Such a great contrast between teenage angst and an old soul. Pierce is just EVERYTHING. He’s sexy, brooding and forbidden. The connection between Remi and Pierce is genuine and palpable. And don’t even get me started on the sexual tension because wow! Charleigh Rose puts a fresh spin on the student/teacher romance tripe with her special brand of likable a-hole characters, touches of humor, and a love story that feels real. Add in a few secrets and twist and you’ve got a story you can’t miss.

Narration was by done by Ramona Master and Mark Kamish. It was my first time listening to both narrators, but I enjoyed their narration. Ramona Masters did a great job as Remi. She sounded youthful without coming off as childish and brought out Remi’s vulnerability and strength. Mark Kamish as Pierce was good. Honestly, he felt a bit too old for the character with was a bit distracting, but I soon found myself lost in the character and story and so he won me over. 4 Stars.