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Saltwater Kisses Audiobook

Saltwater Kisses: A Billionaire Love Story, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Can anything taste sweeter than love?

When small-town girl Emma LaRue won a vacation to an exclusive tropical island, a last minute cancellation meant she would be going by herself. Shy and studious, she never had time to fall in love, and often wondered if she was just meant to be alone. However, that all changed when a handsome stranger literally walked into her life while on the beach and sparks begin to fly.

New York's most eligible billionaire bachelor Jack Saunders thought this vacation would be the perfect escape, one last hurrah, before taking full control of his father's company. When an innocent Emma didn't recognize him, he figured that he might get a chance to have a vacation from being rich. He didn't tell her about the cars, the yacht, or the penthouse. All he did was let her fall in love with him.

Soon, Jack found that he was the one falling in love with Emma. When they enjoy a fantasy marriage ceremony on the beach, they thought it was a bit of harmless fun before returning to their normal lives. A bittersweet goodbye was supposed to be the end of their perfect vacation romance, but when photos of the ceremony were leaked to the press, everything changed.

Feeling lied to and thrust into a world of wealth and privilege, Emma must choose between following her dreams or following her heart. Will she be content at being nothing more than the billionaire's wife, or will she return to her normal life with only memories of saltwater kisses?

©2013 Krista Lakes (P)2013 Krista Lakes

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    Julie Yakiima, WA, United States 12-27-13
    Julie Yakiima, WA, United States 12-27-13 Member Since 2016
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    "GOOD VACATION LISTEN!"
    What made the experience of listening to Saltwater Kisses the most enjoyable?

    the narrator pulled off both male and female voices well and brought the story to life


    What could Krista Lakes have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    a little more character depth and have Jack try harder to fit Emma into his schedule when they return to NYC


    What does Alicia Harris bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I love audio books because when the narration is good - as this reader was, one can picture the characters more clearly and imagine being in the story


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    whirlwind summer love


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jan Melbourne, Australia 07-03-15
    Jan Melbourne, Australia 07-03-15 Member Since 2015

    Member since 2010 I suspended my account for a couple of months and audible incorrectly states I joined June 2015 crazy with 343 titles

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    "Shocking narrator"

    not a bad story but the narrator sounds about as interested as if she is reading a newspaper. Her voice just goes on and on in a monotone will have trouble finishing the book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Pemberley Proud 08-03-14

    I'm a 40-something SAH mom who has come to "read" more audio books each year. They work better as my days are active and mobile.

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    "Narrator Without an Ounce of Emotion"
    What disappointed you about Saltwater Kisses?

    The characters were flat and overly amenable and so distant from one another that their one and only disagreement was "resolved" without any discussion whatsoever. It is nice to have a sweet love story, but once the couple left the vacation resort, the story of them as a couple was a non-item.


    What was most disappointing about Krista Lakes’s story?

    The two characters didn't hash out their differences once they actually had a difference or a misunderstanding. The Hero and Heroine were given a story while one vacation and getting to know one another, then the story fell flat.


    What didn’t you like about Alicia Harris’s performance?

    While Miss Harris did not read in a monotone voice, she also failed to put any emotion in the characters based on what was happening in the scene. The sexy scenes were read with the same voice as the scene when the two were harassed by paparazzi in the restaurant as the scene in which his parent meet with Emma regarding a separation!! The reader did not change her voice between characters nor did she put sultry or anger or worry or elation in her voice when she was reading dialogue with these emotions. The other distracting element is that in the recording, there is a slight white or snow noise in the background as Miss Harris reads. When she gets to the end of a sentence, the white noise faded, was gone, then returned with the next sentence. It gave me the impression that each sentence was recorded separately and then laid on the track in line.


    What character would you cut from Saltwater Kisses?

    I wouldn't cut any characters, just have the H and h have more conversation to make the "forgiveness" more believable.


    Any additional comments?

    I am very disappointed with this recording and disappointed that I purchased Rainwater Kisses, read by the same narrator. Even though the books were at a nicely reduced price or $1.99, I would not recommend these audio books to anyone. The reader sounds very inexperienced and stilted.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kara KENNEWICK, WA, United States 12-05-13
    Kara KENNEWICK, WA, United States 12-05-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Alicia Harris shines!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Love the narrator


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The narrator! lol


    Have you listened to any of Alicia Harris’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but she is great! I will look for other books read by her.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Marincheto007 San Diego, USA 11-11-13
    Marincheto007 San Diego, USA 11-11-13 Member Since 2013
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    "One of my favorite books I read this year :)"
    Would you listen to Saltwater Kisses again? Why?

    Most probably. I love the story and considering that I listened to it even though I already read the book most probably I would listen to it again :)


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Saltwater Kisses?

    I love the moment when they meat and then in the end of the book when she goes to the river and the flowering threes and he comes after her to apologize and tells her he loves her :)


    What about Alicia Harris’s performance did you like?

    She is really good in personalizing the different characters and very easily understandable. I definitely enjoyed listening the book :)


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It definitely made me laugh. The book is easy to read and the story is just lovely :)


    Any additional comments?

    I love the Kisses Series and enjoy all the books together with all Krista Lakes' books :)

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Frances Sarabia Whittier, CA, United States 10-22-13
    Frances Sarabia Whittier, CA, United States 10-22-13 Member Since 2012

    It's all about romance in my library! I have a wonderful husband, children and my grandchildren they are my rock.

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    "Love it!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Don't have a favorite character in the book.


    Have you listened to any of Alicia Harris’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, this is my first book. The only thing missing about this story line, I wished it can move of Jack side of the story - too many missing gaps.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I like how Emma stood up to Jack's parents.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 05-26-16
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    "Disappointing Narrator"

    Good story. Narrator was very flat and emotionless. I was extremely disappointed in the narration.

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    Lelim0612 Pittsburgh 05-25-16
    Lelim0612 Pittsburgh 05-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Exceptional Billionaire romance"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would definitely recommend this audio-book to a friend because it is an exceptional story


    Any additional comments?

    I am new to the reviewing game so please, bear with me. I love romance novels! The main thing I look for in a book is that it takes me into it. I read/listen somewhere between 200 to 300 books a year, possibly more. I know, crazy! Because I am such a big reader, I am constantly looking for new authors to love, some of my favorites are Nora Roberts/J D Robb, Bella Andre, Elizabeth Lowell. I am always looking for new authors to add to this list. Well, I have now added a new author to that list, Krista Lakes.
    I just finished re-reading "Saltwater Kisses". Why you ask did I re-read it? Because it is a great book, one that I just did not want to put down. The characters are really thought out and scenes are all really well written. "Saltwater Kisses" will make you laugh, cry and cheer for Emma and Jack, and their life together, and to think they have a spiteful ex secretary to thank for that...... Oh wait, you have to read the book to find out what happens.

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    Jae Williams 03-08-16
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    "Such an adorable story!"
    What did you love best about Saltwater Kisses?

    It was smart, bright and unpredictable.


    What other book might you compare Saltwater Kisses to and why?

    ?


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Alicia Harris?

    Anyone with fluctuation in their vocal cords


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    YES- almost did


    Any additional comments?

    Wish there was a better sequel!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dean L Dunn 02-16-16
    Dean L Dunn 02-16-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Book would be better read than with this narrator"

    The narration was slow and emotionless. I feel that the narration took away from the story. classic love story....nothing new but not terrible either.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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