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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

    avid reader

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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

    8 of 8 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 34 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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    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 3 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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    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 08-25-14
    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 08-25-14 Member Since 2011

    Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.

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    "Caught in the Act."

    There are some pluses and minuses to this story. I loved the fighting back and forth between the main characters it was pretty funny. I liked all the pickup lines at the beginning of each chapter, they were also amusing. What I didn't overly like was how bitter and closed off the heroine had become after a child hood tragedy. It was just sad to see her so damaged that it affected her whole life which made her less likable. And although I liked this book it is kinda a man hating book, but the author points that out and tries to show that heart ache can go both ways. Overall it is a fluffy filler book, no real depth but funny and a quick read. The first half of the book is better than the last and I wasn't fond of the side story. Narrator was ok, nothing really stuck out as good or bad.


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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!"
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    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


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    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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