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Start Me Up | [Victoria Dahl]

Start Me Up

Lori had always planned to get out of tiny Tumble Creek, Colorado, but when her late dad left her his beloved auto body shop, she'd stayed. Now, according to her crazy best friend, Molly, what Lori needs is some excitement, in the form of hot, no-strings-attached sex...and lots of it.
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Publisher's Summary

Lori had always planned to get out of tiny Tumble Creek, Colorado, but when her late dad left her his beloved auto body shop, she'd stayed. Now, according to her crazy best friend, Molly, what Lori needs is some excitement, in the form of hot, no-strings-attached sex...and lots of it.

Quinn Jennings has buildings on the brain - not love and romance. A serious architect, he's delighted to discover that Lori is willing to skip dating protocols and head straight for the sheets. And aided by the steamy books on Lori's bedside table, he's busy indulging both of their wildest fantasies.

But when life in Tumble Creek takes a dangerous turn for Lori, Quinn's protective instincts kick in. Suddenly, he cares - more than either of them ever expected...

©2009 Victoria Dahl; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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    Stephanie tucson, AZ, United States 02-06-12
    Stephanie tucson, AZ, United States 02-06-12

    Say something about yourself!

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    "HOT, SEXY, EXCITING."

    GREAT NARRATOR, AMAZING STORY LINE, FUN CHARACTORS. WHAT ELSE CAN YOU ASK FOR? I THOUGHT THIS BOOK WAS AMAZING LIKE ALL OF VICTORIA DAHLS BOOKS. THE ONLY THING I DIDNT CARE FOR WAS THE END. IT HAD A GREAT ENDING BUT I WAS EXPECTING DIFFERENT RESULTS. WORTH LISTENING TO. I WILL BE LISTENING TO IT AGAIN.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Book Worm Merrillville, IN 09-01-09
    Book Worm Merrillville, IN 09-01-09 Member Since 2005
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    "Better Than Book 1"

    I enjoyed Start Me Up more than book 1 in this series (Talk Me Down). Lori and Quinn made a good couple. I especially enjoyed Quinn's role as the successful, absentminded architect. And Lori's ability to really understand Quinn brought some humor and realism to this story. Their relationship developed slowly, naturally. The book definitely takes you on a wild ride as Quinn helps Lori to explore some of her deepest fantasies. Their encounters are explicit, with Quinn mostly playing a dominant role. The suspense angle of who killed Lori's Dad, added in for interest, isn't really a major part of this book. But I knew from book 1 it wouldn't be. This is a light romantic suspense novel with likeable characters and pretty hot love scenes.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Susanne East Rochester, NY, United States 05-03-10
    Susanne East Rochester, NY, United States 05-03-10 Member Since 2007
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    "Third one's the charm"

    I read the third one first because I like the narrator, and decided to try the previous ones in this series. After listening to the second one, I know I won't be listening to the first...the narrator makes all the difference in the world. The storyline was just as fun, but the ho-hum narration isn't as enjoyable to listen to.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kimberly Indianapolis, IN, United States 11-19-13
    Kimberly Indianapolis, IN, United States 11-19-13 Member Since 2008

    I enjoy historical, paranormal, and contemporary romance. Also steampunk, sci-fi, fantasy, suspense, and fiction. I'm open to about anything

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    "Part of a sexy series"

    For some reason, I started this series with the third, then moved on to this one, which is the second. The order really doesn't matter, though, as each could be a stand-alone. This story is about Lori, the town mechanic in Tumble Creek, CO, and her best friend's brother, the sexy, absent-minded architect Quinn Jennings. There is a mystery involved, as well as the evolving no-strings-attached sex relationship between Lori and Quinn. And sex there is, and though it definitely qualifies as erotica, it is tastefully depicted. I enjoyed the time I spent with these people. They grow in positive ways, and are actually nice people dealing with their situations sensibly. There are a few laughs, and no horribly sticky angst. I'll probably give it a re listen when the mood for a light, sexy story hits.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda MAGNOLIA, TEXAS, United States 08-01-10
    Amanda MAGNOLIA, TEXAS, United States 08-01-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Very Frustrating!"

    Throughout the story Lori is incredibly lonely but she fights her relationship with Quinn tooth and nail. How does it make any sense when you are lonely, have chemistry and serious feelings for a person that you would continue fighting it? I enjoyed the first book in this series much better, at least those characters embraced their relationship in the end. I had no sense of closure with this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lajuan Idabel, OK, United States 03-13-10
    Lajuan Idabel, OK, United States 03-13-10 Member Since 2007
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    "Forgetable"

    I enjoyed Lead Me On so I purchased this one. Didn't care for the narrator. The story wasn't as interesting to me. It is just an okay book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    DB Nashville, TN 12-27-10
    DB Nashville, TN 12-27-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Talk me down, Start me up, Lead me on...Read them"

    Read all three in the series beginning with "Talk Me Down, Start Me Up, Lead Me On" in that order. Dahl's humor keeps you laughing out loud, sexy steamy romance with none of the character "side bar redundant drivel" that seems to be fill-in words to meet that page count quota you find in most novels.

    I love these stories. The best credits I've used!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    D. Kumpe Fresno, CA United States 12-17-10
    D. Kumpe Fresno, CA United States 12-17-10

    debbiek007

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    "Couldn't get through 1st part"

    A story line would be good. Takes a lot more than sex to make a good book.

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    Kesha Union City, CA, United States 04-25-10
    Kesha Union City, CA, United States 04-25-10 Member Since 2006
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    "Ruined by Narration"

    I found the story okay; it was a typical romance-with-a-little-mystery novel, which I'm more than okay with. It had a good combination of emotion and "steam", and while the mystery was a little weak, it was entertaining enough.

    I'd have rated the book a 3 if it weren't for the narration. I found the narrator's style reminded me of my second grade teacher - not exactly the best thought to invoke when reading romance. It sounded as if she were reading solely to get every word across comprehension (every word equally enunciated) rather than providing any meaning to anything. There was little variation in her voice and style between the romantic scenes and the tense scenes, which was very frustrating.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Alesha Eliot, ME, United States 03-14-10
    Alesha Eliot, ME, United States 03-14-10 Member Since 2007
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    "LOVED IT"

    Absolutely loved this series...wish there was more

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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