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Publisher's Summary

"Once in a while right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale."

I saw that quote about fairy tales embroidered on a decorative pillow at a home decorating store. Honestly, it pissed me off. Retail propaganda aimed to promote sales when any single girl in the city could tell them they'd sell more if they'd offer Keep Your Pants On, Asshole instead.

But it's fine. I don't have room for decorative pillows anyway.

And I don't have time for distractions.

Which is why I'm ignoring the distraction staring at me right now. The one who looks like he belongs on a billboard campaign. The one with the full lips and the cocky smile. The one refusing to look away even when I give him my best "no way" scowl.

The one headed in my direction. Right now.

©2017 Jana Aston (P)2017 Jana Aston

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Short and cute

Jana’s books are usually short but soooo good. This one was just that bit too short to allow the relationship to really develop and there were some unnecessary or perhaps unfinished plot holes due to it. Erin Mallon always does a great job.

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  • Cyndi
  • 14-09-2017

This Dynamic Duo Does It Again!!

What a tease!!!!

This audiobook was soooo good but too short! I need more of this story and these characters. Lauren was fun, uninhibited and refreshingly normal! Max was sexy, playful and completely swoon worthy! I loved that these two have a whirlwind relationship from day 1. This novella is proof that Jana Aston is a phenomenal writer because I normally don't like standalone novella's, they are always insta-love and I find it to be so hard to connect with the love story when it has no history but I loved this novella and this couple! I was rooting for the love story from chapter 1 because this author knows how to sell insta-love!

I would have bought this audiobook based on the narration alone! Erin Mallon is my favorite narrator. She is great at all things audio but she does playful and sexy so well that I get lost in the story each time I listen to her narrate this type of story! And I know I've said it a million times but man her male voice gets me every time!!!

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  • Theresa Martin
  • 13-11-2017

I'm so in love with Max!

What an adorable, hot, sweet story. I fell in love w/Max from the beginning, and glad Lauren caught up w/me. This was a quick, sexy read, but still a great story w/an HEA that has that special Jana twist.

Erin Mallon does her usual magic covering both voices, but I'm so in love w/her male narrations. She truly has a gift that makes the audiobooks so much better!

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  • Liv
  • 01-01-2018

One of my top favorite novella reads in 2017!

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Writing style: 1st Person POV
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Performance rating: ★★★★★ Erin Mallon’s performance was excellent! She is one of my favorite narrators, so this came as no surprise to me.
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Story rating: ★★★★★ - Gah, I wish I had Lauren’s life! That’s why I eagerly read this one for the 2nd time back in October. It was so easy to slip into her life and cheer her on as she triumphed over a crappy boss and attracted a fantastic boyfriend who’d had his eye on her for months as she updated her book blog in the coffee shop they both frequented. And the engraving Lauren and Max each chose for the other’s rings were so perfect!

I can see myself listening to this one yet again when I need a quick mood fix because it was such a fantastic pick me up romance.

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  • bzymom
  • 06-10-2017

Not as good as her other books

I listen to this one after listening to right, wrong, trust. I'm guessing this must've been some of her earlier work because the plot is sort of nonexistent and I just couldn't figure out why the character seemed to like each other so much.

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  • Lina Marie
  • 22-09-2017

Short stories are the best stories

I loved this short audible by Jane Aston. As I've purchased Short and sweet. Straight to the point with a a little bit of a backstory to boot! I just love Erin Mallon's narrator voice. The switch from male to female voice was done eloquently.

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  • Leezard_Love
  • 18-09-2018

short sweet and sexy!

Really, could have used a little bit of drama and lengthened out the book a bit more and would have still been great! but it was a light hearted read that was steamy and sweet and still made me laugh at times. I love Jana Aston and Erin Mallon so either of them always makes a automatic winner in my book!

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  • Johanna
  • 25-07-2018

Absolutely Adorable!

This book was so stinking cute!!

I laughed and awwwed throughout the whole thing!!

The last chapter and the epilogue fit their relationship perfectly!!

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  • 24-07-2018

So sweet. I love Erin Mallon and her narrations.

I have listened to this several times because it's so sweet. Short and romantic story and well narrated by Erin. Max was sweet too. Of course well written by the author Jana Aston. Thanks for a delightful short story. Would love to hear more on Lauren and Max.

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  • Deanne
  • 24-07-2018

Another pleasant listen from Jana Aston

Fun story. Light and enjoyable story. I do wish that more time was spent getting a little deeper into the characters, maybe in the weekend that was to come, a little more about his life/job before meeting her. It was just a little hard to get too involved in the story because it was sort of light on detail or depth. I still really like this author and look forward to more of her work.

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  • 22-05-2018

Cute and Steamy

Great short listen with a nice plot, comedit moments and steam! I appreciated the story without complex issues and melodrama.

Erin Mallon is superb. She can do no wrong in an audiobook!