The most valuable lesson Emerson Moore ever learned was from her parents: Never get too attached to someone else. That's why this hard-partying college student plays by her own code of bedroom conduct, refusing to stay with the same guy for too long. She gets all the pleasure of having a good time without the messiness of a relationship. So what if frat-house hopping has earned her a certain reputation around campus? At least no one gets hurt this way - especially her.
When ridiculously gorgeous Jaxon Riley moves in next door, Emerson's not sure how long her vow against emotional intimacy can last. Jaxon's tattoo, muscles, and sexy voice make him tempting, but he also seems to really understand her...until his jealous ex-girlfriend and Emerson's life-changing discovery about her parents get thrown into the mix. After everything she's been through, can Emerson handle a real relationship? Or will breaking her rules just lead to a broken heart?
©2013 Kimberly Lauren (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
The narrator should never do boys voices. Her rendition of a male character ruins the book. I would rather she just stick to her normal voice for the whole book instead.
Let me just say I love love love how the narrator does jacksons voice !!!
Aaahhhh this story was jus amazing to go trough the emotions with Emerson and see through her eyes.
I cannot wait to read about jace although I'm a little skeptical because Audrey didn't make the best impression in this book. Yuckkkkk
Worth the listen !!!!
I think when I read this book in 2014, I gave it 5 stars.
Idk if the narrator turned me off from the story THAT much or what, but listening to it almost 3 years later, I don't remember what I liked about it :-/
If this book interests you, read it.
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I was quickly drawn into Jackson and Emerson's story. Like all good new adult romances, there was angst, emotional growth, and tender moments. The two main characters were likeable. Though I enjoyed this story, the narration wasn't the best. There was something odd with the Texan dialect. Still, I liked the story enough to jump into the next book in the series.
I really enjoyed this story. My only complaint is the narrator's Texan accent was way off. She sounded more like she was from South Carolina than anything. Texans have a distinct drawl that is very distinguishable. Other than that, I found myself drawn into Jackson and Emerson's world, experiencing the angst, the hurt, the sweetness and everything in between. I'm off to start Book 2 in this series. I'm curious to know Jace's story.
The story is a little boring, lots of mundane activities and I wasn't too fond of the main character. She was a little whiny. The narration was insanely bad. I had to go off audible half way and just read the book. When the narrator didn't sound like a little toddler girl (when speaking for female characters) , she sounded like an elderly black man instead of a hot country boy. I have never rated an audio book poorly. Sorry.
I loved this book when I first read it on my Kindle. I usually like listening my favorite books narrated because I enjoy hearing the characters brought to life. I was so disappointed in the performance of Eva Kantor. Her narrative was fine but when she did the voices of the females (especially Emerson) it was so nasal and whiney. When she did the male voice of Jackson, it was even worse. She made Jackson sound like an 80 year old man instead of a young college guy. I got about a 1/4 into the book and I just couldn't listen anymore.
Amy McFadden or Luci Christian Bell.
I love this book. The narrator was good, but would have liked a male voice as Jackson. when she did Quinn's voice it was kinda whiny. Overall it was good and the story is great!
I liked this book but I hate to say I didn't connect with it. The narrator definitely didn't fit the parts so that could be a big part of it.
I did like the characters it was just missing something for me.
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