Dane Prescott spends his days staring at perfect holes, and knows how to use his stiff shaft to get there. He's as hot as he is good at the sport he loves more than breathing. Dane has one goal and one goal only, to be on the professional golf tour. It's who he is and what he lives for. Women, although fun, aren't in his long-term plans.
Beverly Whitfield didn't start off as the confident woman she is today. Teased mercilessly as a child and always feeling second-best, she set out to change her future and is finally putting herself first. Never in her wildest imagination did she think she'd fall for a man with stunning good looks and sex seeping from his pores. And, oh yeah, he plays golf.
Intended for listeners over the age of 18.
©2016 Joanne Schwehm (P)2016 Joanne Schwehm
Not your standard golf book... sorry can`t do 3 words well... :-)
The hospital scene was the most memorable for me, and most heartfelt
Xmas morning, loved that it was just beautiful.
If at first you don`t succeed.......
Aiden & Megan both did a great job bringing the story to life, and yeah I agree with one of the other reviewers... Aiden can do sexy just as, if not better then SebYork...LOL
Books give a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything. - Plato
The story grabbed my interest early on and it was hard to put it down. I'm not a golf person but I throughly enjoyed this story.
Beverly and Dane are great characters. There were times where I could not relate to them but overall it was a sweet story with some drama to shake things up a bit.
The narrators did an awesome job. They delivered a great performance and brought the story to life. I'll look forward to listening to more audiobooks performed by them.
I'm looking forward to listening to some more books written by Joanne Schwehm.
**This audiobook was provided free of charge in exchange for my honest unbiased opinion**
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Maybe it was the gripping story....maybe it was my hormones.....or maybe.....just maybe it was the male narrator's voice (Aiden Snow) that gave me butterflies and turned my emotions into a big pile of mush!! 😘 Yep, I'm a sucker (no pun intended) for a great voice....just ask my husband.
I enjoyed the first book (Incumbent) so it was a no-brainer for me to snatch this next book. This series focuses on the Prescott family and this story (Gripped) features Dane and his love interest Beverly. It is an emotional, heartwarming, witty, sexy and smart story that had me hooked from the start.
Both narrators did a fabulous job with this book. Quite often, when there is a dual POV story, the woman's voice doesn't measure up to the man's. Not in this case! Both Aiden Snow and Megan Tusing were outstanding! But.....please don't judge me for re-listening to a few chapters of Aiden..... I couldn't help myself.....just don't tell my husband. LOL
Note: This book does have detailed sex scenes and some swearing so I recommend only to Adults. 😉
Wonderful writing and great narration means I'm anxiously waiting for more stories of the Prescott family.
This romantic and sexy family saga captured me right from the start and never let go! Dane is so sweet and sexy and is everything I want in my hero. Beverly had a privileged upbringing but was bullied by her peers. She has left that life and only wants to help others. Dane has only focused on Golf and making the pros. Women throw themselves at him and he has had so many conquests, never remembering their names. That is until he meets Beverly. She is beautiful, funny, kind, and hates golf. But the sparks fly instantaneously and all their reservations are forgotten. I really like Dane and Beverly, they have fun together and their chemistry is explosive. I also love the relationship Dane has with his family, their connection and banter add so much fun to the story. The narrators did a fabulous job setting each scene, and flawlessly moved from one character to the next. I was never confused with who was talking and the inflections were spot on. This is a swoony and sexy, fun and flirty romance with enough angst and emotion to keep you engaged from start to finish. I highly recommend this book!
This was my first time listening to these narrators and hearing anything by this author. I really liked the characters. The story sort of grabs you from the start. Both Beverly and Dane were very interesting characters, as were all of the side characters. The writing was engaging. At times, Beverly only slightly annoyed me blaming herself for everything, and her very reasonable reactions on being insecure. I mean, seriously. If the guy can't be bothered to call or send a text to just say "Hi" while being gone for weeks at a time, moving on and not waiting around shouldn't have been a second thought. It's not insecure to not be willing to wait around to see if he can be bothered to check in. Checking in is common courtesy and the actions of a guy that's into you. And, when she called him, he acted like he couldn't be bothered. No one is that busy. But, I still really liked her character otherwise. Dane is just clueless and not used to communicating and being considerate where women are concerned. They were both still likeable characters despite their flaws.
Once, they'd resolved their differences, the story did seem to drag a little for me, added events feeling a tiny bit contrived. However, the narration in those scenes went from fantastic to superb.
Aiden Snow and Megan Tusing did a really great job right from the beginning. And, I'm always wary of these dual narrations. When they're good, they're good. When they aren't...well they just aren't. But, luckily this duo worked out nicely. But, Aiden Snow out did himself when it got to some pretty intense and emotional scenes. Just wow! Was already impressed and then was further impressed with the depth of the performance. Overall a very satisfying listen.
I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review. I have only listened to an audiobook narrated by Aiden Snow once before, PULSE - The Complete Series: Part One, Part, Two, Part Three & Part Four, although I do have several other titles in my library waiting their turn. His performance in Gripped is very smoldering, sexy, panty melting, and is right up there with my SebYo obsession. I will now be very excited to located and purchase more audiobooks narrated by Aiden Snow. The female performer also did an excellent job and helped to bring this story to life. This was my first experience with Megan Tusing's work, even though her voice sounds similar to Erin Mallon and other great narrators, and she didn't disappoint. I had previously purchased the ebook and audible discounted upgrade for the first book in the Prescott Series, Incumbent which was narrated by Tracy Marks and liked how I knew more of the characters back stories. However, I was pleased this story gives enough back story that it can be read/listened to as a stand-alone or continuation. This was also my first experience with the author Joanne Schwehm and found her writing style to be up there with my favorite romance authors such as Emma Chase, Kristen Proby, Corrine Michaels, Meghan March, and Lauren Blakely. I highly recommend this audiobook and look forward to the release of the third book in the series, Charmed. Go Gretchen and Mason.
Hell hath no fury like a woman interrupted while listening to a really good book!
I requested to listen to Gripped as a challenge to see if Joanne Schwehm could write a "gripping" story revolving around a H who's life is all about golf and his family. I'm not much of a sports fan. If given the choice between watching a game of golf or grass grow, I'd gladly pull up a lawn chair, sit back and watch the grass grow. Imagine my surprise when Joanne not only exceeded my expectations but delivered a heart-warming romance with drama, twists, a some steamy scenes.
The characters were great! You could feel the passion Dane had for golf and Beverly. It never really seemed to bother him Beverly was not very enthusiastic about the sport. The plot really focuses on the ups and downs to their relationship, and ends with a very touching HEA.
Another win for the story was the choice in narrators. I've listened to several audios by Aiden Snow and love all his performances. He does such an outstanding job portraying different characters. While this was the first time I've listen to Megan Tusing, I thought she did a great job too.
I was voluntarily provided this free audiobook review copy by the author, narrator, or publisher, and enjoyed it. It was a sweet romance, with a good plot and had great character development. I would definitely listen to other stories about the Prescott brothers. Worth the time and credit!
The golf quote below reminded me of this story:
"Give me golf clubs, fresh air and a beautiful partner, and you can keep the clubs and he fresh air." - Jake Benny.
I really enjoy this book it's sweet funny heartbreaking and love, love. I am in love with Aiden voice he always does an amazing job and my God when put his heartbreaking voice on ..shit i started 2 cry. I felt like I was there.Megan also did a great job. I hope there are more Prescott books coming. This not a cliffhanger.
I love to read, so much so that I now read through audio books even when I'm driving.
Cute guy has to work hard to get the girl.
Maybe The chesapeake Bay series by Nora Roberts. Each book in the series is about one of the brothers all sexy and hot but sweet too..
Timing was great as were the voices of the characters.
One of the better contemporary romance books I have read. I am impressed by the author Joanne Schwehm.
Gripped is book 2 in the Prescott series but can be read as a standalone. I hadn't read the first book and was not lost at all. I enjoyed the complete story and didn't feel like I missed anything.
Dane is a definite man-whore who can't even be bothered to remember a woman's name. He puts golf above all else and is totally focused on teaching golf and making it on the pro tour.
"...stretching in golf is like foreplay before sex. You can't just thrust right into it and not expect a bit of pain."
Beverly has low self esteem issues stemming from her bad body image and teasing when she was a teen. She is insecure and has a hard time trusting others. She hates golf and feels like she has always taken a back seat to her father's love of golf her whole life.
"...don't ever put this sport before love. Golf will always be there; love might not be."
Two people coming from two extreme opposite lives cause some exciting sparks! Gripped is super hot and sexy romance with a side of sweet!
This was my first book by Joanne Schwehm and will certainly not be my last!!!
I listened to this audiobook and loved the great narration. I will definitely keep narrators Aiden Snow and Megan Tusing on my must listen list!
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
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