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Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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All Blake Crawford wants is to pass his creative writing course, get his university degree, and take over his dad's ailing family business. What Amanda Newland wants is to graduate at the top of her class, as well as finish her novel and prove to her family that writing is a respectful career.

What Blake and Amanda don't want is to be paired up with each other for their final project, but that's exactly what they both get when they're forced to collaborate on a writing piece. Since Amanda thinks Blake is an arrogant jerk (with a panty-melting smirk and British accent) and Blake thinks Amanda has a stick up her (tight, round) bottom, they fight tooth and nail. That is, until they discover they write well together. They also might find each other really attractive, but that's neither here nor there.

When their writing project turns out to be a success, the two of them decide to start up a secret partnership using a pen name, infiltrating the self-publishing market in the lucrative genre of erotica. Naturally, with so much heat and passion between the pages, it's not long before their dirty words become a dirty reality.

Contains mature themes.

©2016 Karina Halle (P)2016 Tantor

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  • Danni
  • 17-08-2016

Satirically good!

What I loved about this story is that the characters are aware of how cheesy and predictable romance novels can be.I could easily see this being a situation that plays out in real life. I love that the author doesn't take herself or the genre too seriously; so much so that she openly some of the classic tropes in contemporary romance. There were so many funny parts and of course steamy love scenes. The characters were very lovable and realistic and I found myself routing for them. Would definitely recommend. Very lighthearted and enjoyable story

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  • Carrie
  • 08-12-2016

Male narrator butchers it

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

Yes, but not the audio version. Lidia Dornet was fabulous, as always, but Shaun Grindell ruined the entire listening experience for me. I looked up his bio and it says that he grew up in England, but he sounds Australian in this audio version. (The character he is portraying is supposed to be British.) More annoying, however, is the homogenous cadence he uses -- every sentence has the exact same inflection. If I could have reached through my headset and punched him in the throat I would have. Aaargh!!! SO distracting!

What did you like best about this story?

Great "Cheetos for your brain" listen.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Lidia Dornet and Shaun Grindell ?

Lidia Dornet's performance of the male character was strong enough on it's own -- no need for a male narrator!

Any additional comments?

The tag line for the audio book should be "Death By Hemorrhaging Ear Drums".

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  • CHRISTINA
  • 05-08-2016

Funny and sexy

the female narrator was great. totally felt emotions thru her words. male narrator, not so much. just didnt care for his style of narration.

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  • Yanireads
  • 05-07-2019

Good book

Love Karina Halle books so far! This one was really good! I enjoyed the whole writer smut thingy!!!

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  • T!FF
  • 17-05-2019

Geico Gecko

Sorry but Shaun was an awful fit for Blake. All I could hear was the Geico Gecko.

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  • Cedes
  • 21-04-2019

Not sure how to rate performance……male narrator ruined it😔

This book was very enjoyable and I laughed out loud quite a bit. Both MC were funny and sassy. My only Disappointment was the male narrator. Shaun Grindell voice sounded too robotic and too old for the character. Lidia Dornet was great! Author should have let Lidia Dornet read the male POV too.
Her British male voice was sexy as HELL!

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  • Cheryl
  • 13-04-2019

Not THAT smutty.

This was just OK for me. I didn’t hate or dislike the narration as much as some people did. Shaun’s accent was fine. I almost feel like a lot of it has to do with the content of the story, which is basically a cocky guy with a heart of gold and a woman who wants to be her own person, but can’t do without the parental bankroll.

They get the assignment, they get it on. Sometimes super hot. Sometimes with an idea of LARPing, but with the confusion of cosplaying.

And while I enjoyed some characters (um, hello Ana), I just felt things needed to be fleshed out a little more.

Now I didn’t hate this. I liked the little insight to being a romance author, but maybe Fluffy just didn’t need so many scenes.

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  • Jennifer
  • 05-03-2019

the female narrator would be better

reading.... children's books. please tell her to read children's books. she wounds like she has a saliva problem, too. now it is wasting word count for Amazon time.

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  • aakrt02
  • 11-01-2019

Funny And quirky

I absolutely loved this book. I love the humor and characters. First time reading of a nerdy girl and I must say “spoiler alert” I loved the puking at the beginning. I couldn’t stop laughing!! Binge worthy book for sure!!!

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  • Ande
  • 02-01-2019

Funny, Great Sex, Poor Male Narrator

This story checked all my boxes. Hero and Heroine hate each other at first leading to hot hot tension? Check. SUPER well written sex scenes that finally break that tension at the right time? Check. Story doesn't take itself too seriously? Check.

I absolutely loved the story line. Blake is not your typical hero. He's sassy, tongue in cheek, and not afraid to crack real jokes. He feels like a real college age dude, a total bro that I easily could have seen myself hating but secretly lusting after in college. I could relate a lot to Amanda in that aspect. Many romance novels err too much on the side of dark, broody, serious heroes with a damaged past, but he was snarky and real. It made the chemistry that much more electric.

And dear, sweet, tiny, baby Jesus... dat sex doh. Without getting too crude, Karina Halle does a fantastic job keeping true to the title of the book without actually being pure erotica.

Lastly, I have to give the author MAJOR props for being super tongue in cheek with the story. Clearly she was being super playful with writing a smutty novel... about characters who write smut. It was fantastically meta, and she pulled it off without it being too cheesy. I very much appreciated the writing, and the story.

My one criticism, as others have noted, is the male narrator. Blake is supposed to have a "sexy British accent", and I can tell you... there is a huge difference between Tom Hiddleston's accent, and a London cabby's accent. Nobody want's to hear Eliza Doolittle's Dad's POV as he's getting his nasty on with a girl. Seriously, I was waiting for Blake to break up his torrid scenes with the occasional "ello govna". Not attractive....

However, Lidia Dornet was a gem, and more than made up for her male counterpart in my opinion. I would highly recommend giving this book a read or a listen.