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Real Men Will | [Victoria Dahl]

Real Men Will

It was meant to be a one-night stand. One night of passion. Scorching-hot. Then Beth Cantrell and Eric Donovan were supposed to go their separate ways. That’s the only reason he lied about his name, telling her he was really his wild younger brother. Hiding his identity as the conservative Donovan. The "good" one.
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Publisher's Summary

Just one taste is never enough….

It was meant to be a one-night stand. One night of passion. Scorching-hot. Then Beth Cantrell and Eric Donovan were supposed to go their separate ways. That’s the only reason he lied about his name, telling her he was really his wild younger brother. Hiding his identity as the conservative Donovan. The "good" one.

But passion has its own logic, and Eric finds he can’t forget the sable-haired beauty with whom he shared a night of love. When Beth discovers that Eric has lied, however, she knows he can’t be trusted. Her mind tells her to forget the blue-eyed charmer. If only every fiber of her being didn’t burn to call him back.

©2011 Victoria Dahl (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

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    Kimberly Indianapolis, IN, United States 03-17-12
    Kimberly Indianapolis, IN, United States 03-17-12 Member Since 2008

    Love reading. Love listening.

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    "A good end to the trilogy"

    Eric Donovan is very serious, overburdened with responsiblility, and that makes him almost unlikable. In the previous two books in the trilogy, he seems to be almost overbearing. But as his younger siblings grow into their own, he seems adrift. Watching him find himself and love makes this story good. This book also wraps up the underlying storyline from the other two books.
    Lauren Fortgang's performance was good and consistent throughout the series.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Laura Stafford, VA, United States 01-04-12
    Laura Stafford, VA, United States 01-04-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Hurray for responsible men"

    I love to see it when those guys that always do the right thing and hold everyone together finally get to enjoy life a bit more. A fun read

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    L.W. Idabel, OK, United States 11-30-11
    L.W. Idabel, OK, United States 11-30-11

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Entertaining"

    When I discovered Ms. Dahl I first found her explicit couplings somewhat appalling. I also found that in general most of her stories have a good love story. I really like Bad Boys Do; I wanted to read all in the series. This book was okay. somewhat entertaining.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryl H Tomball, tx 10-02-12
    Cheryl H Tomball, tx 10-02-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Not her best work"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No, there are other good books out there to listen to by Victoria Dahl. The story dragged and was depressing and irritating more than uplifting.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The least interesting part was the tension between the two brothers, Eric and Jamie. I didn't really like either one of them. I think they both needed intense therapy.


    Could you see Real Men Will being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No, not at all. Not even a Lifetime movie.


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator does a good job, but in this particular book, it wasn't good enough to hold my interest.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mon San Francisco, Ca 08-22-12
    Mon San Francisco, Ca 08-22-12 Member Since 2010

    12 step program please. I am addicted to Audible! I love trashy sexy books, award winning novels and everything between. Bring it!

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    "Beth's Orgasmic Ride!"
    Would you try another book from Victoria Dahl and/or Lauren Fortgang?

    Yes, it was uncomplicated and the characters had a voice. There was a background story to explain the main character's motivations and there was enough conflict (sexual of course ) to pull this story together. It is total fantasy ride full of orgasims with a happy ending. I enjoyed the audio from beginning to end.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    It was expected. I don't think anyone with half a brain would be surprised by the ending. The intro set up the story and conflict. The rest of the audio just flows from there.


    Any additional comments?

    A racy diversion...go on... Enjoy yourself!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Loretta FOSTER, RI, United States 04-04-14
    Loretta FOSTER, RI, United States 04-04-14 Member Since 2010
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    "50 Shades of Gray Has Nothing on Victoria Dahl"
    What made the experience of listening to Real Men Will the most enjoyable?

    The sex was the hottest of the series while still being believable. We also got to know what makes Eric--the darkest Donovan--tick.


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    Ms. Terry Lunney Calgary, Alberta, Canada 04-29-13
    Ms. Terry Lunney Calgary, Alberta, Canada 04-29-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Excellent work!"

    Victoria Dahl has written an excellent story that combines messy family dynamics, hot steamy times and the fall out from poor communication. Don't want to give any spoilers here but it is well worth the credit. I enjoyed the characters and the way Dahl pulled the story together. She does a great job capturing the kind of zany people that work in the food and beverage industry- she must have waited tables, slung drinks or worked a hotline before.

    Ah, Lauren Fortgang! She's excellent(consistently!) and has been able to capture the sensuality in a man's voice( which can be no small trick) and the vulnerability of our very feminine heroine. I wish more literary companies would send my fav books her way- I've had to pan a few this week due to weak narrators.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Catherine London, ON, Canada 10-10-12
    Catherine London, ON, Canada 10-10-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Trite"

    I love a good romance but I found the dialogue and story line.... ridiculous.... and had little patience for this story. I did not listen to the second part of the book.....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy Danville, CA, United States 07-28-12
    Nancy Danville, CA, United States 07-28-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Ain't Your Momma's Historical Regency Romance!"

    I would classify this is a modern romance. A little more straight forward and graphic than a traditional romance novel. Interesting enough to listen to with half an ear while doing chores, but certainly not riveting. Pleasant, I'd say, as an easy diversion. The narrator did a good job with the characters, however I found her tendency to speak incredibly fast through the middle of long sentences a little distracting. At first I just marveled at her auctioneer-esque ability, but by the end I was just mildly annoyed by it. Overall, it basically delivers what it promises.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Queen Squared Columbia, SC, United States 07-19-12
    Queen Squared Columbia, SC, United States 07-19-12 Member Since 2010

    Queen Squared

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    "An Okay Listen"

    "Real Men Will" was an acceptable, but not exceptional, audiobook. Just a warning: there is some fairly explicit material in this book. The language is sometimes crass--the f-bomb is dropped unabashedly. And the sex scenes are graphic and vulgar compared to many other novels.

    The storyline is interesting enough to keep your attention. My main problem with this book was that this modern day love story is based on the idea that a great one-night-stand will lead to more sex with the same person, which will eventually lead to love. I just found it difficult to fall for the storyline. In fact, I often felt that it was more a story about sex than it was about love.

    The narration was okay. Eric's voice was a bit awkward. And, his little sister Tessa sometimes sounded more like a teenager than a grown woman.

    Overall, I wouldn't necessarily highly recommend this book. But if you're like me and buy it on sale, you won't have wasted your money. You'll probably feel that you got what you paid for.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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