Their matchmaker folks think it'd be great
If Natalie and Evan would date
Watch them say, "No thanks,"
But plow into the banks
Of the slippery slope where they skate
Natalie East and Evan Lee are determined to stay single. Their parents are just as determined to get them together.
Nat, still reeling from the abrupt end of a three-year relationship, needs to prove to her mother that they are both capable of enjoying successful single lives. Her conventional mother pressures her to date their new friends' self-indulgent and status-obsessed son. The interference drives Natalie wild.
Evan worked like a demon to launch his career. Now he's ready for a devilish amount of fun. While he was achieving success, his parents planned his future; they gush that Natalie is sweet, steady, and ready to settle down. Each message from his family hacks away at his joking, easy-going façade.
When Nat and Evan involuntarily connect over coffee, neither is what the other expected. As their friendship grows and passions emerge, will they risk losing their independent lives? Are they prepared for a journey from lighthearted friends to steamy lovers...or more?
©2016 Melanie Greene (P)2016 Melanie Greene
I am a chronic binge listener and enjoy paranormal romance, MC, science fiction, historical fiction and more
I really enjoyed this story, I feel like it could have been a little shorter and still had the same effect but I did enjoy getting to know everyone a little better than I would have if it were a shorter book.
Natalie met Evan’s parents on a recent vacation with her mother and the 3 parents are convinced that Nat and Evan would make a great couple. And it just so happens that Evan is moving to Houston for work and wouldn’t Natalie be the perfect person to show him around.
Natalie and Evan are both happy being single and are so focused on their careers that they don’t want a relationship. But Evan turns out needing a ‘plus one’ and doesn’t know who to call so he caves and calls Natalie. They agree to meet for coffee first and lets just say their first meeting didn’t go as expected.
Their eventual friendship helps turn each of them in to stronger, better people and things seem to go well between them when the parents aren’t getting in the way too much.
This book is part of a series but can be read as a stand alone, you’ll mostly just miss details about some of Natalie’s closest friends.
I enjoyed Amy Rubinate’s performance and would listen to another book read by her.
If you’re looking for a lighthearted HEA with kind, meddling parents, you will enjoy this book.
I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
This is my first book by Melanie Greene. Although it is the third book in the series it is a stand alone book. The the author did a good job with the characters and their story lines. I did like how the author used the parents of the main couple to add some comedy to it. Once I got on into the book I began to gain more interest in the book. It is a good listen and I think the readers will enjoy it.
"Natalie East and Evan Lee are determined to stay single. Their parents, recent friends, are just as determined to get them together."
After some talking and with reluctance Natalie agrees to meet Evan for coffee and both are surprised that neither is what the other expected. Their friendship grows and passion emerges between the two of them. Will Natalie and Evan risk giving up their independent lives? Will they find that what they thought was important at one time, isn't now? Are they ready for what is happening between them?
I was provided this audio-book at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom. Having said that, I am going to listen to the rest of the series to hear about all the other characters.
Amy Rubinate is one of my favourite narrators and she did a great job with the delivery of the story
Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Fun, lighthearted, humorous and a very enjoyable story with no cliffhanger and a HEA.
Even though this book is part of a series, each story can be listened to as a stand alone book. The only thing missing would be the backstory's of Natalie's friends.
While not an original plot it was delivered in a well written, really entertaining, interesting and enjoyable story.
Natalie and Evan make a deal to fool their meddling matchmaking parents while they are each secretly falling for each other. Both Natalie and Evan were great characters. Loved the limericks.
Amy Rubinate as always did a fantastic job with the narration. Very pleasant and easy to listen to voice. Great character voices. I have never listened to a book she has narrated and been disappointed.
This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom
I download over 100 books a year. I don't even know how to go about my day without listening to a title. It's my happy place!
When you spend as much time as I do with a audiobook in your ear, you really want a pleasant voice and a story that keeps you interested. This book succeeded in spades!
Natalie was fun and feisty and REAL. Evan was swoon worthy and flawed. You liked and rooted for them both and even though the ending was predictable, the cast of characters surrounding the two made this listen so much fun.
Overall this was a quick "good read".
I felt bad for Natalie, the female lead, when her mother hounded her.
I thought Evan and Natalie worked well together and they were fun.
Amy Rubinate did ok with the narration.
"This audio book was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review."
I am a fun loving mom that enjoys a great Book!! I'm happy to have Audible with a busy life it makes it so easy to still get lost in a book!
I wish I Would've known this is book 2! I would've started with Book 1! However it was still a Good story & a great narrator! I am going to get book 1 & then update both reviews
Natalie being stronger and firmer in dealing with her mother.
Amy's narration was the high point of the book.
"This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.”
I am just girl who loves my husband, dogs, shopping online and books!
Natalie and Evan want to stay single. but booth their parents are not having it, and want to get them together. well actually are determined to get them together.
you know how parents can be.
When Evan & Nat finally agree to meet for coffee, neither is what the other expected. As their friendship grows and desire starts to build up, will they risk losing their independent lives? Are they ready to move on from friends to lovers?
Cute book I love HEA
I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator for an unbiased review via Audio Boom..
I had to speed up this audio in order to listen-the narrator was a turtle in a former life! The premise was cute but I ended the book thinking the male lead would be sorry. Sorry he ended up with such an immature girlfriend, sorry he didn't listen to his sister, sorry he was such a sucker, etc... I know I'm not giving anything away- you'll just have to trust me, or not, but please do.
I was gifted a copy of this audiobook in exchange of an honest review.
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