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Thirteen Hours | [Meghan O’ Brien]

Thirteen Hours

It's her birthday but lonely workaholic Dana Watts is at the office late, drafting a proposal. The very last interruption she expects comes in the form of the most beautiful breasts she has ever seen. These belong to an incredibly hot woman, who is standing in front of her, stripping to music. Laurel Stanley performs strip-o-grams to pay her way through school. She has never encountered a more ungrateful recipient than Dana. The uptight project manager makes it clear that she is furious to be distracted from her work by the "gift".
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Publisher's Summary

Can you fall in love in thirteen hours?

It's her birthday but lonely workaholic Dana Watts is at the office late, drafting a proposal. The very last interruption she expects comes in the form of the most beautiful breasts she has ever seen. These belong to an incredibly hot woman, who is standing in front of her, stripping to music. Laurel Stanley performs strip-o-grams to pay her way through school. She has never encountered a more ungrateful recipient than Dana. The uptight project manager makes it clear that she is furious to be distracted from her work by the "gift" a colleague sent and equally appalled by Laurel's occupation. After Dana is rude and insulting, and insists on escorting Laurel from the building, the two women take an elevator ride that changes everything.

Stuck with each other for thirteen long hours after the elevator breaks down, they discover how wrong first impressions can be and how right two strangers can feel together. Can everything change in less than a day? Dana and Laurel set out to discover if their passionate elevator encounter can mean more in this fast-paced, erotic story of lust, loneliness, fantasy, and desire.

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    Bonnie Bellmore, NY, United States 01-08-13
    Bonnie Bellmore, NY, United States 01-08-13 Member Since 2001

    BJS

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    "Pretty good for light lesbian erotica"
    Would you listen to Thirteen Hours again? Why?

    Yes, I think I might have missed something at times when listening, but the story line was sweet. and you don't get that much in lesbian relationships


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Laural, she was a confident and strong young lady, who was able to help Dana let go of herself and enjoy life.


    What does Alicyn Ames bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She was excellent at expressing the characters emotions and voice them


    Any additional comments?

    this was very light lesbian erotica. It was done tastefully and with a very nice story line. I would read Meghan O'Brian again.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Rebecca Port Orchard, WA, United States 05-04-13
    Rebecca Port Orchard, WA, United States 05-04-13 Member Since 2004
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    "Enjoyable story and exceptional narration"
    Would you listen to Thirteen Hours again? Why?

    Yes, already listened to it repeatedly. Fun story, feel good romance, plenty of sexy times, and lots of humor. Appreciated the author's wink at the reader by having the characters poke fun at the absurdity of their "meet cute" situation. Acknowledging the contrived elevator setting allowed me to just accept and enjoy the unfolding character development. I also enjoyed how the characters talked through their fears rather than going through the standard falling out and reconnecting at the climatic end. Instead this story had a nice evolution throughout and a satisfying conclusion. Would enjoy a sequel to see how the characters continue to grow and handle middle age, etc.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Thirteen Hours?

    During the elevator scene, when Dana decided to be brave and honest with herself and Laurel.


    Which character – as performed by Alicyn Aimes – was your favorite?

    Alicyn Aimes did a wonderful job narrating both main characters. I would like to hear more narration from her but could not find her on Audible or elsewhere.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Dana acknowledging her sexuality.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    soris 02-04-13
    soris 02-04-13 Member Since 2009
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    "A Lesbian's version to Fifty shades of grey"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Thirteen Hours to be better than the print version?

    Never read the printed version


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There are several favorite scenes, however I enjoyed there interludes!


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    P. Creadick Atlanta, GA United States 11-28-13
    P. Creadick Atlanta, GA United States 11-28-13 Member Since 2013

    delery

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    "Plotting is Difficult for this Author"
    What made the experience of listening to Thirteen Hours the most enjoyable?

    The development of the relationship.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I have read other books by this author, and she has issues with plotting. I would have spent a little less time on the sex and a little more time developing a plot and creating a better climax (no pun intended). The book is more sex than story. I understand that she's trying to develop the characters through the sex, and the sex is well done, but we see very little of their characters outside of the sex.


    What about Alicyn Aimes’s performance did you like?

    She's excellent at developing different voices for difference characters. She may be one of my favorite narrators.


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

    "Nine and a Half Weeks in an Elevator"


    Any additional comments?

    This author has so much potential, but she doesn't yet have the skill to experiment with plot the way she does.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Susie Santa Cruz, CA, United States 06-26-13
    Susie Santa Cruz, CA, United States 06-26-13 Member Since 2012

    I'm Audible's first Editor-at-Large, the host of In Bed with Susie Bright -- and a longtime author, editor, journo, and bookworm. I listen to audio when I'm cooking, playing cards, knitting, going to bed, waking up, driving, and putting other people's kids to bed! My favorite audiobooks, ever, are: "True Grit" and "The Dog of the South."

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    "Romance with Eroticism"

    Thirteen Hours is the story of an uptight career woman who gets stuck in the elevator with the birthday stripper-gram whom she spitefully rejected earlier, while she tries to escort her out of the building.

    It’s Friday night, and everyone’s already left the office. For the next 13 hours they’re stuck in the elevator, and each chapter is an “hour.” Tons and tons of build-up, and finally! On hour 11 ...

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    pang Bangkok, Thailand 02-25-13
    pang Bangkok, Thailand 02-25-13
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    "SEXY and FUNNY"

    This one is the BEST of romantic comedy. I'm really enjoy listen to this story.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Tylis East Coast 07-27-14
    Tylis East Coast 07-27-14 Member Since 2014

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Hot erotica, bad performance"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. The sex scenes was very erotic. Too bad the performance was lacking.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Meghan O’ Brien? Why or why not?

    Yes for the same reasons has above.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Alicyn Aimes’s performances?

    No. I thought that her performance lacked emotion and was rather dull.


    Any additional comments?

    I really liked the idea behind the story. The sex and romance between Dana and Laurel was very hot. Too bad they couldn't get someone else to do the audio.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bruce Roseboro, NC, United States 02-24-14
    Bruce Roseboro, NC, United States 02-24-14 Member Since 2007

    or his wife.

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    "Whew"
    What did you love best about Thirteen Hours?

    It started out ok then was very entertaining. Two women very exciting


    What does Alicyn Aimes bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    passion, emotion,


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no I did want to get back to it quickly though


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    rick 10-17-13
    rick 10-17-13 Member Since 2011

    Audible has been a lifesaver as I continue to go through the process of physical recovery.

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    "Love in an elevator"

    The initial portion of selection; the part where the two ladies were in the elevator was both touching and entertaining. Afterwards the story drifted into the same basic cliches that all romance novels seem to devolve into. The promise that Meghan O'Brien displayed in the initial section of this book offers the potential of better works ahead. All that being said the beginning is enough for me to recommend this audio.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    S. Reese NC 09-04-13
    S. Reese NC 09-04-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Suprisingly Great!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Thirteen Hours to be better than the print version?

    I loved the audio version and I just purchased the book to add to my collection.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Loved both the protagonists, such different personalities but they fit together so well.


    Any additional comments?

    This is an engaging book that has some extremely HOT scenes. The narrator has a great voice and did a fantastic job reading the book! Didn't expect a great deal from the book but loved it and going to buy more by this author.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Alice
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    "Not really my thing - mostly erotica"

    Not really my thing:

    Okay well, I gathered from the first chapters there would be erotica in the novel which is fine, and I have read many of books which contain such content, but I am a romantic and prefer, character development, turmoil, drama, conflicts and resolution. I also have an attention detail and things which don't make sense bug me, and undermine the prose. So when comparing this novel with the type I like to read, romantic lesfic, I struggled to give this book three stars. Maybe being harsh, but the there were too many character actions which did not fit the described personality traits. It was only hours into the book when the reclusive, relationship shy software manager, who was only interested in getting her project report done, was asking the friendly kind stripper to simulate... Other plot devices did not sit well with my brain, for example report being lost because of a power failure; managers mostly work on laptops laptops have battery, a laptop goes to sleep and keep a laptop running for days. If its a desktop then a software company should have UPS. Okay maybe they don't have USP, and its a desktop, but all word processing applications have auto-save, and file recovery. Okay you can see how my mind works, and I'm being pedantic I know, But it kinda shows how this is not my kind of novel. I might have realized better from the cover of the novel if I had checked goodreads first. Audible had cropped off the top of the picture, so it just shows briefcase and blue jeans. I guess i would have judged the book by its cover more as a erotica then romance if I had seen that.:-)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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