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Speakeasy

Series: True North (Bowen), Book 5
Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Sometimes you fall for Mr. Right, and sometimes for Mr. Right Now.... 

May:

Did you hear the one about the girl who walks into a bar and catches her live-in lover kissing someone else? No? You’re the only one in town who missed it. Luckily Alec is there to wrap me up in strong arms and carry me out the door before things get too ugly. And that’s not all Alec is good at. Our unexpected chemistry makes him the perfect rebound guy. 

Alec: 

I should know better than to hook up with my rival’s little sister, but the fiery look in May’s eyes really turns my crank. She needs cheering up, and I’m just the guy for the job. It’s not like I’ll fall in love. Not even after a string of scorching hot trysts and the realization that we’re good at the same things: wild nights and familial disappointment. I don’t do love; never have, never will. So this is the perfect arrangement for both of us. Nobody would approve, but nobody has to know....

Cover design by Sarah Hansen.

©2018 Sarina Bowen (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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Speakeasy

I am in love with this world, the characters... everything. Seriously can they adopt me please!!! Each book gets better and better I can't wait to read more

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  • ❤️ Cyndi Marie ❤️
  • 21-06-2019

✫✫ 5 Stars ✫✫

Oh this book was PERFECT! I loved everything about it. May is a seriously great character, she has baggage but she is so sweet and sexy! Alec is the best kind of guy, he's funny, sweet and so SEXY. Their relationship has amazing chemistry and they really do compliment each other perfectly. This story hits on a lot of things between both of them but together they overcome so many obstacles and so much baggage without an extreme amount of drama. I know this book will be a re-listen for me for sure!

The narration was incredible! Seraphine Valentine might become my new favorite narrator. I really hope to see a lot more of her on Audible.

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  • J. Jones
  • 14-02-2019

narrators can make or break a book

I love Sarina Bowen's books. I have listened to many of them, some several times and read several in print. The listener/reader can really get under the skin of her characters and for the most part, the narrators chosen for her books have done a great job bringing life to those books. Until this one. Lance Greenfield is just not the right male voice for this book. I will finish it, because I bought this book, but I doubt I will listen to it a second time.

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  • 🎧Pam Audio-Fanatic🎧
  • 27-11-2018

My Favorite!

May & Alec
I think this might have been my favorite of the series, you see May is a character I loved through all the books. This book shows us her struggles but also how much she truly cares about everyone in her life. She doesn’t want them to worry about her. Even if she needs it.

Alec sees May for who she is, he is there for her even when she doesn’t want him to be. He is also going through a lot and is learning what it means to ask for help.
These two together is explosive, love is love people I loved that a Bi we had a character who is female and Bi! It just goes to show you that anyone can be anything and like who they like who cares about the body parts.

Then we have the addiction and how hard it was kind of on everyone and how May has to deal with it but also how she can’t do it alone. I really enjoyed getting to see that she has support. This book just had all the feels for me.

Narrators – I am a huge fan of Lance, his voice oh sweet baby Jesus it just does it for me, I can hear his humor I love it. Seraphine is fast becoming a female narrator I am seeking out she makes it effortless to listen to.

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  • Michelle
  • 28-10-2019

Great story , Can actually tolerate Lance this time

All of these stories are so rich in context and relatability . Soooo good that I had to listen to Speakeasy even though the male narrator was Lance Greenfield - I cannot tolerate the way he over enunciates and growls every third word. I was HAPPILY surprised that he’s toned it down and was quite pleasant to listen to in this book- especially the way he growled/roared - ADORABLE !

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  • Katherine
  • 21-10-2019

love the truth north series but this one is tough

The male natation is horrid it's a ridiculously angry voice for narration. character dialogue is fine

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  • Rosemary Hughes
  • 02-10-2019

Opposites attract

He runs a bar, and loves the ladies. She is into ladies and is an alcoholic. In other words, they shouldn't fit, but they just do!

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  • Amy M C
  • 24-09-2019

Speakeasy

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It’s been a while since I’ve been back in the Shipley world up in. Edmonton and I forgot how much I love it. I loved Alec. As a middle child I could totally relate to some of his issues. My heart broke for him more than once. And May didn’t have it easy in her family dynamic either. I loved how they were with each other. The story took a turn I didn’t see comping but I loved how everything eventually worked out. Now time to dive into Benito’s story.

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  • LOrt
  • 07-09-2019

More interested in what happened with the bar...

First I really did not like the narrator chosen for this male voice. Perhaps it’s not the narrators voice so much as how it was always intensely the same biting sound as though he was chewing out each individual word. He did not endear me to the character. Second, I really didn’t get the point of the female character being bisexual It “comes out” in one of the earlier books in the series so it wasn’t a surprise but I just didn’t see the point. By the end of the book I really didn’t care about the May character anymore, she was a little annoying, I was much more interested in seeing whether or not Alec could develop the bar the way he had hoped.I have enjoyed this series of books but this is my least favorite.

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  • alex blanchard
  • 06-09-2019

great story

this was an excellent story. all the feels, believable heartbreaking story of addiction and excellent characters. Alec is wonderful and I'm glad to finally get May's story. One of the favs in this series

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 25-08-2019

Loved this

I've enjoyed all of this series and this one didn't disappoint. The readers were very good and added a lot as usual.

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  • Book addict
  • 28-09-2018

Great addition to the series

I enjoyed listening to this. I liked the characters, but didn’t love them as much as other books which is why I rated it as 4*.