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I never planned on going back to Hung Island, Georgia. Ever.

I was a top-notch Were agent for the secret paranormal Council and happily living in Chicago, where I had everything I needed - a gym membership, season tickets to the Cubs, and Dwayne - my gay Vampyre best friend. Going back now would mean facing the reason I'd left, and I'd rather chew my own paw off than deal with Hank. Hank the Tank Wilson was the six-foot-three, obnoxious, egotistical, perfect-assed, best-sex-of-my-life Werewolf who cheated on me and broke my heart. At the time I did what any rational woman would do. I left in the middle of the night with a suitcase, big plans, and enough money for a one-way bus ticket to freedom. I vowed to never return. But here I am, trying to wrap my head around what has happened to some missing Weres without wrapping my body around Hank. I hope I don't have to eat my words and my paw.

This novella originally appeared in the Three Southern Beaches collection released in July 2014. This is an extended version of that story.

©2014 Robyn Peterman (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Really enjoyable book. Easy to listen too, funny,serious all at the same time. Recommend story to anyone.

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  • N.L.
  • 14-07-2017

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I really enjoyed this book and am looking forward to the next one. I like Hollie Jackson's narration; her deeper voice to match the characters were well. The story was filled with a little mystery, quirky and witty humor, a little romance, action, and my favorite paranormal types. I'll be binging these books.

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  • Kwas
  • 26-08-2017

What a hoot.

Loved this story. It has it all. It will make you laugh out loud. It might be short but it is worth it. Dysfunctional families, mean girls and mates oh my! Enjoy the short fast ride.

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  • bookaddict
  • 29-01-2018

Good start, especially for a short story

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Often, I find short stories to be lacking - missing character and plot development. While Ready to Were was not rich in either, I felt like it was a pretty solid foundation and I am interested enough to want to read more. I am a little wary, or perhaps were-y, of the ending because I feel like the rest of the series might go off the rails given how the story ends, but I am definitely going to give it a try.

I chose this based off the recommendation of Molly Harper whose early work I found to be hilarious. While I am not yet entirely convinced that Peterman is as funny, I found this story to be pretty entertaining.

I really liked Hollie Jackson's performance. I have been listening to a lot of audiobooks from the romance package and there are few narrators who live up to the standards set by some of my favorites, but I was impressed by Hollie Jackson. She manages to breathe life into the characters and really manages to bring out the humor in the writing.

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  • JEAN
  • 03-09-2017

i loved it

fast funny easy to listen, great story line. laugh out loud. i love dwayne and grandma. I can see it now.... have already bougth the next one. lets get this party going.

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  • Juanita
  • 17-07-2017

Warning... you will laugh ... a lot!

This book will keep you laughing. the characters are interesting to say the least. everything from a stripper Grandma to a gay vampire friend. They are a riot as they go on the mission find th missing girls.

Hollow does a great job on the voices and never misses a beat. Her inflection is awesome and fits right with the characters. sometimes you forget it's just one person doing the voices. loved it!

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  • whatcha.listening.to
  • 30-12-2017

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I really enjoyed this book, it was different and I really didn't know what to expect.

I loved the narration I wasn't expecting her to be so alive and fun to listen to.

I will be continuing this series!

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  • Darlene
  • 27-09-2020

I liked the story, but...

I liked the story/plot, and kept listening for that alone. I felt like every character was a "southern/country/redneck" stereotype. I have not seen the written book, but it "felt" LOUD, if that makes sense, but maybe the narrator was adding the inflection as she read it, as if every sentence ended with !!!!!!!

***SPOILERS AHEAD***

To explain, I do live in the south, and I felt that the “southern” cliched expressions from every single character in this book were a little overdone and definitely over the top. Well, burn my biscuits, it just made me feel like EVERYONE in the book was a stereotypical “red neck”.

On top of that, every female was brash and brassy and lacking their own personality. Having the three female antagonists share the same name (Tina 1, 2, and 3) was just eye-roll-worthy. Maybe the author meant to inject a bit of southern/country hyperbolic humor in all this and I just missed it, or it's not for me.

There was a bit of inconsistency too. Essie tries to tell Dwayne her "granny" is a dyed-in-the-wool old-school werewolf, but she is far from that, and Essie knows this because she KNEW her 'granny' was an ex-stripper. Then the ex-stripper granny is mad about Essie getting a belly-button ring (belly button rings are for whores, says the stripper--seriously?) to the point of wrestling her to the ground and RIPPING It off her body, but later offers her sequined bras? I get she was trying to show the matron’s position as a matron in some way.

There's the fact that Dwayne is a vampire that can sniff out other species/races, but he's been spilling his guts ABOUT is best friend to some other werewolf named Jeff? Did he not find it odd that some other werewolf was sniffing around and asking about her? And if he considers "Jeff" a friend enough to tell him so much, why not tell Essie about him? Isn't she his friend?

I’ll give the author another try with another book, as I said the plot was pretty good, and we are just looking for entertainment, right?

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-01-2018

I was literally laughing out loud.

Just picture the confused side eyes I got from my pre-teen as I chuckled my way through chores. My son now thinks he may have to "give this audio book thing a chance." It was a great light listen and I throughly enjoyed it.

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  • Jarenoir
  • 06-12-2017

Fan freaking tastic!!!

loved every minute of this book. The story line was creative. The narration was wonderful. Definitely going to go get the next book in this series!!!.

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  • Bryn
  • 05-12-2017

Fun novella

This delivered exactly what the cover promised: a fun, short story, light and fluffy - actually, I was surprised how much I enjoyed it. I didn’t expect much plot, but there was that and some good action, too! Also, I was glad that once Essie found out what really happened with her ex a year ago, there wasn’t much forced drama, and instead they acted like adults. Aaand I loved the characters! Granny and Dwayne were hilarious, and Hank was actually willing to adjust his life to hers instead of having the woman change everything about her life so she’d fit into his (which is the norm in paranormal romance and urban fantasy - off the top of my head, I can only think of Curran from the Kate Daniels series that did something similar when he moved out with and for Kate - and he took his sweet time).

The narration was really good, too, can’t complain there. I loved her voice. Would definitely listen to other books read by Hollie Jackson.

So yeah, this gets a thumbs up. I would love a longer story from this author, because I prefer longer books and think Robyn Peterman could write an even more compelling and equally fun full length book. But for what it was, this was pretty awesome - there is a lot of character and world building packed into just a few hours and it seems neither too short nor too long. Perfect pacing!

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  • Jessica Wolfe
  • 08-11-2018

Not Great, Not Awful

I found this book after looking for recommendations for funny paranormal novels on Goodreads. I enjoyed it and it had it's funny moments. However the story fell a little flat for me. The tension between the protagonist and her ex is over very quickly and the reason for their estrangement is some very weak tea - it doesn't earn it's place storywise and therefore their romance moves along very quickly and it's hard to invest in. The mystery the characters uncover is a little more interesting and helps sustain the novel. The narration is okay. Overall it's okay. I read it yesterday and already I'm forgetting most of it. If you're looking for some diverting entertainment to fill a couple of hours while you switch your brain off this may work for you - if you're looking for a story and characters to invest in, there are better books out there.

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