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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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
Laural, she was a confident and strong young lady, who was able to help Dana let go of herself and enjoy life.
She was excellent at expressing the characters emotions and voice them
this was very light lesbian erotica. It was done tastefully and with a very nice story line. I would read Meghan O'Brian again.
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.
During the elevator scene, when Dana decided to be brave and honest with herself and Laurel.
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.
Dana acknowledging her sexuality.
Never read the printed version
There are several favorite scenes, however I enjoyed there interludes!
The development of the relationship.
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.
She's excellent at developing different voices for difference characters. She may be one of my favorite narrators.
"Nine and a Half Weeks in an Elevator"
This author has so much potential, but she doesn't yet have the skill to experiment with plot the way she does.
Special thanks to Sasha, Stacy and Stef for sharing the Audible experience with me and being the best of company during my recovery.
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.
I loved the audio version and I just purchased the book to add to my collection.
Loved both the protagonists, such different personalities but they fit together so well.
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.
or his wife.
It started out ok then was very entertaining. Two women very exciting
no I did want to get back to it quickly though
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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 ...
This book is 85% sex and edgy sex. This book could have used a plot, but maybe that was not the plan? Ever drop your phone and accidentally have your book start up at the office? This is the one you DO NOT want to do that. LOL.
"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.:-)
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