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Catch a Mate | [Gena Showalter]

Catch a Mate

Jillian Greene is always getting caught in the act - it's her job! Working at Catch a Mate, Jillian gets paid by suspicious wives to smile, flirt, and prove that no man can be trusted around the opposite sex. But she never gets physical - until a heart-stoppingly gorgeous male walks in....
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Publisher's Summary

Jillian Greene is always getting caught in the act - it's her job! Working at Catch a Mate, Jillian gets paid by suspicious wives to smile, flirt, and prove that no man can be trusted around the opposite sex. But she never gets physical - until a heart-stoppingly gorgeous male walks in....

Marcus Brody has just been hired to test female fidelity. But the last thing Jillian needs is a partner...especially an infuriating, irresistible man who's got her fantasizing about tearing off his clothes!

©2008 Gena Showalter; (P)2008 Audible, Inc.
All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. This edition is published by arrangement with Harlequin Books S.A. All characters in this book are fictitious. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

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    Judy Champaign, IL, United States 08-01-08
    Judy Champaign, IL, United States 08-01-08 Member Since 2007

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    "Cute and funny..."

    I didn't think I was going to like this book at first but was pleasantly surprised. The main characters were funny and realistic, and the supporting characters were well-developed. I even liked the narrator's portrayal of the lead male's British accent. Nice job.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanie tucson, AZ, United States 12-31-11
    Stephanie tucson, AZ, United States 12-31-11

    Say something about yourself!

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    "REALLY GOOD BOOK."

    GREAT STORY, NARRATOR, AND AUTHOR. 5 STARS. LOVED IT

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Stephen Anaheim, CA, United States 03-19-08
    Stephen Anaheim, CA, United States 03-19-08 Member Since 2005
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    "funny and sexy"

    I thought it was very funny (I got caught laughing out loud at my desk) and sexy. A bit implausible, but all romance novels are, that's why we read them, right? I thought it was a nice light hearted novel that inspires me to go home and bite my husband. In an affectionate way.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Amy St. Louis, MO, USA 02-15-08
    Amy St. Louis, MO, USA 02-15-08 Member Since 2001
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    "Do not waste your time"

    I have been a member of audible for many years and this is my first review. Yes, this book is that bad. The story doesn't make sense in parts and the characters are aweful. They are aweful as people and not fully realized characters. They so often did things out of character that it became the norm.
    Please don't waste your time listening to this book, unless you like stories about aweful, self-obessessed, juveniles.

    27 of 33 people found this review helpful
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    SIMARA Bayamon, Puerto Rico 06-27-12
    SIMARA Bayamon, Puerto Rico 06-27-12 Member Since 2011

    I love books! Audiobooks take stories to the next level. I'm obsessed with Audible and will try to rate all of my books. Happy Listening! ;)

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    "Lost the steam midway..."

    This started as a very funny and sexy story but then halfway through it just went down. I've read and listened to many Harlequin Desire/Blaze books so I enjoy love at first site, intense relationship stories but this one was borderline ridiculous. The total time span of this story is about four days. In four days Jillian and Marcus fall madly in love, breakup, get back together after a suicide/stupidity incident and he proposes marriage and signs over half of his business to her. Also, Jilian's friend Georgia all of a sudden goes completely should-be-institutionalized crazy but that only makes her realize that Jilian's brother is her true love. Come on! The narrator did an ok job with what she had to work with though.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Vicki Irving, Texas, United States 10-06-12
    Vicki Irving, Texas, United States 10-06-12 Member Since 2011
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    "A Fun Book"

    This is another light, fun book from Gena Showalter. It's very different than the Lords of the Underworld series. The characters are interesting and I really enjoyed the humor in the book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lestlie Overland Park, KS, USA 04-01-08
    Lestlie Overland Park, KS, USA 04-01-08
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    "Terrible Accent"

    I don't normally look for a whole lot of substance in chick lit, but I definitely expected better from this book. It was weak, and a little nonsensical.

    Also, given the fact that one of the main characters was of English descent, I would have expected them to find a narrator who could actually pull off an English accent. Horrible!

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Angel LITTLETON, CO, United States 03-18-14
    Angel LITTLETON, CO, United States 03-18-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Cute, fluffly, and covered in cheese!"
    Any additional comments?

    I love Gena Showlater. I was so looking forward to this little book that sounded amusing. It was good. It was just a bit cheesy. Nothing wrong with cheesy. Just from the depth and heart she puts in some of her other books I expected a bit more. I was still highly amused and enjoyed the book. I just had to adjust my expectations a bit. Overall it was a fun, light, listen for the days you are feeling a bit glum. If you want anything meaningful this isn't the book. It is cheesy fluff. Sometimes that is fun too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kelly bryant, AR, United States 05-12-13
    Kelly bryant, AR, United States 05-12-13 Member Since 2012
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    "get on with it already!!!!"
    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Zoe was awesome......she was the reason I didnt stop listening


    Any additional comments?

    There was too much self doubt and way way too much inside their head talk lol, not enough back and forth between characters....I didnt like the female character she was way to bitchy, I mean some bitchy could be fun but she was just to over the top.... I loved Zoe's english accent for Mark... The sex scenes were pretty hott.. But over all I had to kick the speed up to 2.5.... Kept saying to myself JUST GET ON WITH IT ALREADY!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    STEPHEN louisville, KY, United States 07-07-12
    STEPHEN louisville, KY, United States 07-07-12
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    "1ST AUDIBLE BOOK EVER LISTENED TOO"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    TO BE HONEST I AM NEW TO AUDIBLE BOOKS . I DO HAVE A TOP OF THE LINE E-READER. SOMETIMES THERE IS A GLITCH IN THEM .MOST OF THE TIME NOT...I WOULD SAY ANYONE WHO LIKES ROMANCE W/ COMEDY .BUT IT DOES SKIP CHAPTERS ON 2 DEVICES IN THE SAME SPOT.


    What was most disappointing about Gena Showalter’s story?

    I HAVE TO SAY THAT I HAVE BEEN READING MOSTLY ROMANCE AND SCHOOL ALONG WITH MED. BOOKS MOST ALL MY LIFE. AND I HAVE ON MY EREADER ALONE I HAVE 4,598+ BOOKS. BOOK IN TURN THE PAPER WELL OVER 20,000 + IN MY OWN TESTS OF A GOOD TO GREAT BOOKS NO MATTER WHAT KIND SHOULD GRAB THE READER IN THE CHAPTER AND NEVER LET THEM GO. I AM SORRY TO SAY THAT DID NOT HAPPEN . WHEN YOU READ ANY BOOK JUST BECAUSE YOU LIKE THE FRONT /HEARD ABOUT/FOUND IT ONLINE. IT SHOULD TAKE YOU AWAY FROM YOUR EVERDAY LIFE. DISHES ,WORK ECT. SO YOU ARE RIGHT THERE LAUGHING ,CRYING ,HOPING HE /SHE WILL MAKE IT AND TOWARDS THE END YOU READ A LITTLE SLOWER BECAUSE YOU DO NOT TO SAY GOOD BUY TO SOMEONE WHO YOU ARE READING ABOUT . THAT IS A GREAT BOOK .THIS ONE
    I HAVE READ A BOOK A NIGHT FOR WELL OVER 14 YEARS.

    WOULD I GIVE GENA SHOWALTER ANOTHER CHANCE YES. AND IF THIS BOOK WAS SKIPPING CHAPTERS TO BE HONEST I MIGHT HAVE LIKED IT BETTER.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    SOME WHAT YES. IF THIS BOOK WAS MENT FOR LITTLE KIDS AT BEDTIME IT WOULD BE GREAT BUT WHEN SHE TRY'S TO DEEPEN VOICE TO BE HONEST IT SCREAMED IN MY HEAD 3 BEARS AND LITTLE RED RIDDING HOOD.OR DR.SUESS


    What character would you cut from Catch a Mate?

    IN HONESTY NONE WAS STAND OUT.SORRY


    Any additional comments?

    ROMANCE YES HAS GRAPHIC TALKING WITH A SPLASH OR TWO OF COMEDY. NEEDS MORE DEPTH TO THE BOOK .AND TO BE FIXED SO AS IT DOES NOT SKIP OVER CHAPTERS.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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