This audiobook is a steamy contemporary romance audiobook.
Sinclair Jeffries thought she knew what she was getting into when her zany, gay friend, Jesse Eddington, talked her into portraying his girlfriend during his parent's anniversary party on Huntington Beach. That is, until she met Reed, Jesse's sexy as hell older brother, and ends up getting much more than what she'd bargained for.
Reed Eddington assumed his future was settled until he met Sinclair, his brother's so-called "girlfriend," but the raw, sexual tension between them is hard to ignore. As he watches their ruse from the sidelines, he finds himself wanting to uncover more than just their amusing little facade.
©2013 Kristen Middleton (P)2013 Kristen Middleton
The story line was okay
It's a classic tale of rich guy and hard working woman. Fun yet predictable.
Very much so. I'm completely shocked this was sold on Audible. Wrong words, made up words, repeating of lines when they miss read them the first time. No editing and not professional at all. The female editor was slightly better than the male. I kept expecting them to improve but it just seemed to get worse as the book progressed. If there's a worst narration award this book would win hands down.
Please re record with new narrators.
Elizabeth meadows read this book like she is bored. The male voice mumbles and he is just monotone. It was quit painful. I read this book first and it was a quick and easy read and I rather enjoyed it. It seems like they didn't even edited the audiobook for errors.
I like her series it was just the audiobook that was the let down.
The story itself is a good story. It's just the audiobook that was awful. If someone else read it, it would have been better.
Terrible book. Unorganized and the end was a huge letdown at the end. The plot made no sense and her getting kidnapped was a part of the book that was supposed to be suspenseful and wasn't in way at all. I was not a fan and will not read or purchase any other books from KL Middleton in the future.
Absolutely terrible! Too much stuttering, too many pauses in the incorrect areas and there was so many times she was reading way too fast and then would slow way down.
complete disappointment. I wish I wouldnt have spent the money on it.
The other narrator in this story was even worse than Elizabeth Meadow's performance. Too much stuttering, too many pauses a
The story was marginal but, it was like listening to a 10th grader read a book out loud that they had never read before. The male female voices were random and unappealing. However, both were equally bad at the narration. They actually seemed surprised by some of the things that were read, stumbled often and miss pronounced more than any professional should. Clearly, they were unprepared. I would demand my money back based on the narration alone.
The book was ok but, the narration was HORRIBLE!
You couldn't pay me to listen to a book from these Narrators again. I was so disappointed because I had really come to have such high quality expectations from Audible. I believed they screened for quality. Clearly not. I have listened to at least 25 books over the last 9 months and all the authors were professional. I had my favorites but, was OK with anyone one of them. UNTIL, I listened to this. Sadly, I will have buyers reservations for quite some time going forward. :(
The performance wasn't very good. It repeated lines SEVERAL times! Disjointed at times. ...The ending was predictable, and didn't tie into the overall story. Disappointed that I purchased this audiobook.
Make the villain connection earlier and more cleare....more of a back story.
EVERYTHING. It was a stilted and halting performance. Appeared as if it was a practice run.
No not really.
I agree with the other reviewers - the narration was horrible. I actually kept listening to it just to catch the mispronunciations and pauses in the wrong spots. It turned the book into a comedy for me. There was one hilarious part where the narrator is practically yelling some line about "quit teasing me" and then she says "I whispered". hahaha
A review of the audio. Poor quality and poor reading skills. Pronunciation was poor - reader was not engaging.
Orator quality and that it wasn't reviewed or corrected prior to releasing audio production.
I couldn't get pass the first few chapters.
I enjoy audio books and I was sadly disappointed with this production.
the book would have been much easier to enjoy if the people narrating & editing had a clue about the English language. Too many pronunciation mistakes and lags in reading sentences. The characters voices were not very believable.
I think that the story was there and I really would have enjoyed it more if they had stuck to one narrator and actually edited the narration. It is really distracting when the narrator rereads a sentence because the messed it up the first time around. Call me crazy but that is when you do a retake. Over all I feel that this was a really low budget audio book. I hope that it gets release again with different narration and EDITING.
Yes, as long as they read it and do not listen to it on audiobook! It is a very cute love story with some hot m/f sex scenes!
This is a charming story yet also contains hot sex!
When I purchase an audiobook, I expect something special. If I wanted a computerized, monotone, flat voice, I'd use a text to speech app and buy the e-book for a lot less money. I was extremely disappointed and irritated that the narrators were so absolutely horrific. I lost count of how many words the female narrator miss pronounced but there were at least 20! The first mispronunciation was, "Dolce and Gabbana", an Italian designer/brand which not everyone knows how to pronounce so I thought nothing of it. However, that was not the last mispronunciation. Narrators should not have a problem pronouncing words like, "quaint" (it was pronounced, "quant") and,"faux" which was pronounced,"faw"! This is just 2 examples of the more difficult words she could not pronounce (there were other words that were much easier that she messed up too)! I think my favorite mispronunciation was when the female narrator said, "She raised her chin definitely" instead of, "defiantly"! The male narrator was not perfect at pronouncing either yet he did not make anywhere near as many mistakes as his female counterpart did.
Aside from being unable to pronounce common words of the English language, both of the narrators spoke in choppy sentences. Both narrators would say 2 or 3 words then took abnormally long pauses before completing the sentence. For example, "I could feel. The urge. To turn and..." and, "Who cares if. His fiancé. Is a royal…". The female narrator did attempt to change her voice for some of the characters yet she was not consistent with doing so and only adjusted her voice slightly. For example, she used the same accent/tone of voice when reading for a French Woman that she used for an older American male. The male narrator made no adjustments to his voice at all! Not only did he not try to speak with a different tone of voice when reading as a female character but he had absolutely no emotion at all! He had a sexy voice with so much potential yet he spoke in a flat, monotone, automated sounding voice. He seemed uninterested, as if he was just reading something out loud without thinking at all about what he was reading. The female narrator tried to express emotions and pauses appropriately yet she too did not do that correctly. For example, she sounded angry once while reading a scene where the character was not at all angry!?
Obviously this audiobook was not edited because if it had, all of these mispronunciations would have been caught & the male narrator would not have read the same sentence twice like he did at two different times. Now I know why this book was just $1.99! I feel terribly for the author because this is a horrible representation of what was actually a very cute story. Unfortunately though, the narrators atrociousness was quite distracting. Anyone could marry a book better than these two!
NO!!!! In fact, I may ask audible for a refund, not because the story was bad but because the narrators were atrocious!
I feel horrible for Ms. Middleton that the success of this book will most certainly be impacted by these, "narrators".
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