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Trying Not to Love You

The Love Series, Book One
Narrated by: Jessica Almasy
Series: Love, Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
3.8 out of 5 stars (5 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A USA TODAY Best-Selling Novel

MacKenzie Cahill has dealt with overbearing and overprotective brothers her entire life, making it near impossible to enjoy her teenage years. Having a boyfriend was practically impossible until she met a guy that wasn't afraid to stand up to them - Dominic. He was sweet, thoughtful, and everything MacKenzie ever wanted in a man. But when they go away to college at Old Dominion University, MacKenzie sees a whole new side of Dominic and begins to wonder if he really is different from every other guy. Her world is turned upside down after a party, and her brothers' best friend Hunter is the one there to offer her a shoulder to cry on. The chemistry between them is electric, and feelings for each other that have been hidden for years are finally voiced. Is Hunter willing to be disloyal to his best friends in order to be with the one girl he's always secretly wanted?

©2013 Megan Smith (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-08-2020

Childish

The main character is a bit of a spoiled child with issues acknowledging reality. I only made about 1/4 of the story as the only real obstacle was her.

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  • Kelly
  • 03-06-2019

Cliffhanger ending

I hate cliffhanger book endings. I don't mind series or continued stories, but this story didn't really wrap up well and left us with a huge cliffhanger. It was like a soap opera with all the drama and childish behavior. I want to know what happens but not enough to listen to another book.

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  • Lydia - HEA Bookshelf
  • 27-08-2018

That ending!!

Right from the very beginning, I found myself invested in this story. I wanted to see it through till the end because I needed to know how it would all work out. Suffice it to say, I am starting book 2 NOW. One thing though...while I absolutely LOVED Hunter, I could not stand Mackenzie at all. She irritated me beyond belief. That said, I still loved her and Hunter’s story and like I said, I am grabbing the next installment. Overall, a great book, one I definitely recommend! As for the narrator, well, I am not a fan of Jessica Almasy. I liked her male voices but she made the girls sound like airheads and that drove me bonkers!

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  • SMcKenzie
  • 01-10-2020

Terrible

Agree with other review. The main character Mackenzie is spoiled and the story line is weak... only got through the first few minutes

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  • daemien523
  • 27-09-2020

Good story bad narration

Good story but the narration is horrid very clipped and unemotional and it does not flow well

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  • l2foster
  • 22-09-2020

Was this produced by someone? Really?

This story had potential… But the reading was awful. Did the performer understand what periods were? There were so many times the story needed a pause, and the girl just kept on going! It sounded like so many run-on sentences. Also… I guess people just swear nowadays, but this seemed excessive. The brothers can’t say one sentence without an F bomb. Mckenzie and Hunter say their share of F bombs as well.....And they swear freely in front of the parents. Many times in the story, I just got confused. Just needed an editor, and or a producer

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  • Steph D.
  • 18-09-2020

Good story but.......

This would have been so much better if it had dual narration... also I HATE WHEN IT’S S CLIFFHANGER 😤

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  • chewy
  • 19-02-2020

Great start to a new series

This was very well written, and made me cry at times. Starting the second book right now. Well worth a credit.

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  • Heather
  • 27-05-2016

Very Childish

The main character was extremely childish and annoying ... I don't see what any guy would see in her. She blew up at those around her about the most trivial things. Felt like a bad junior high flashback. I couldn't finish it.

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  • Anna Vanti
  • 01-06-2015

Not Happily Ever After

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

I would definitely recommend this audiobook to a friend that likes those kind of stories. I don't like reading bad reviews for books. You can understand from the beginning if the story is right for you, if you like it finish it and if you don't let it go and try something else. This one is a simple teenage love story with an AMAZING ending (and the series continues) which keeps your interest up to the end. The characters are young with teenage problems, and suddenly they have to deal with adult problems without being ready to do so.

Who was your favorite character and why?

My favorite character was Hunter even though he has many flaws at the beginning. In general I liked all the characters of the book.

What about Jessica Almasy’s performance did you like?

Jessica Almasy has a wonderful voice and fits to the teenager voices she must perform. I liked both the girly voices and the boys' too. She is very good.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Don' t know what to expect...

Any additional comments?

I received this audiobook in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts opinions and ratings are my own. I was under no obligation to post a review or give positive feedback.
I hope this review was useful to you and helped your decision to read or not read this book.
Thank you very much Megan Smith and Jessica Almasy for this book.