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The Substitute Audiobook

The Substitute: Wedding Pact Series #1

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Publisher's Summary

Megan Vandemeer meant to tell her parents about her broken engagement, but a month and a half later she finds herself boarding a plane home to her wedding. Having stretched avoidance to its limits, it's time to come clean - a terrifying prospect since her mother is sure to blame her rather than her cheating, emotionally frigid ex. A couple of drinks and two Dramamine later, Megan finds herself spilling her sob story to the tall, dark, and handsome stranger in the seat next to her. With only one week left to save his business, Josh McMillan boards a plane to Kansas City in a last-ditch effort, leaving the details to chance. An unexpected answer is delivered in the form of the beautiful brunette beside him. Though she's completely loopy, her honesty, openness, and humor charm him. So when she passes out before landing, he helps her off the plane - a good deed that leads to a colossal misunderstanding. Her parents assume that he's her fiancé. In a twist of fate, the mix-up might help Josh save his business, so he plays along, figuring that he can help Megan too. All he has to do is stage a public break-up convincing enough to appease her mother. Josh is only supposed to be a substitute groom, but the more time he and Megan spend together, the more their pretend engagement starts to feel real, and the less they want to break it off. Can a relationship that began as a farce turn into happily ever after?

©2015 Denise Grover Swank (P)2015 Tantor

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    Laura McMillin 11-14-15 Member Since 2015

    Love all romance, dark romance, romantic comedy and suspenseful romance!

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    "A sweet, funny read!"

    Absolutely loved this book! Megan and Josh are adorable together! All the characters in this book add the perfect amount of everything to the story and what a wild ride it is! Can't wait to read the other books in this series! Knickers and Grams are hilarious!

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    Amazon Customer 10-12-15 Member Since 2014
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    "cute"

    this book was entertaining. I thought it was a little too unrealistic but it was cute.

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    Amazon Customer Anchorage, AK 09-11-16
    Amazon Customer Anchorage, AK 09-11-16

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    "The Substitute: Wedding pact series"

    I did chuckle now and then, but the story was too predictable and at times boring.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    R. Roloff 04-02-16
    R. Roloff 04-02-16
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    "Funny and Unexpected Twists"

    While you might be able to guess the end, how the author gets the reader there is excellent. This is a funny, light hearted read with a plot and character development. Can't wait to continue the storyline on another character in this trilogy.

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    Paula 10-11-15
    Paula 10-11-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Refreshing story"

    This was a very easy listening. The storyline though was a bit unreal but, i liked it anyway.
    From the moment they met in the airplane till the lovely ending, it was entertaining and very funny.
    Worth the value...

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    David Sambrook 09-10-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it"

    I've read the Substitute before and loved it. The characters and story line is fantastic. But Shannon bring it's to a whole other level with her voices of the characters. I didn't think Grams could be funnier, but her tell about naked yoga out loud had me laughing so hard I had tears. You will love this book whether it's audio, paper, or ebook.

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    Karen A. Oakes Northern California 09-05-16
    Karen A. Oakes Northern California 09-05-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Megan, Megan, Megan!"
    What did you love best about The Substitute?

    The intricate story line, the twists and turns, and the depth of the characters. What a great story. It kept me rivted!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Megan, because she was so much like me. She is a people pleaser, she wanted noting more than to please her mother, which you can see even though she pretends to be annoyed by her.


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

    Yes, and it was just as wonderful as this one.


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

    When you start to see the cracks in the facade of the mother and she starts to show that she really does love her daughter, she is simply flawed like everyone else.


    Any additional comments?

    The only reason I marked this overall score as a 4, is because there is one thing about this story that does not translate well into an audio book. I'm sure it wouldn't have been at all noticeable in a book you simply read, but in the spoken book, you can see that people are always saying her name. Over and over and over and over.. "Megan!" her mother calls. "Megan!" her friend say." "Megan!" her mother calls impatiently. Megan, Megan, Megan! LOL it became almost comical. Everyone was always calling Megan. She must have started about 2,345 sentences with "Megan!". :)

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    Charlotte Antioch, CA, United States 08-30-16
    Charlotte Antioch, CA, United States 08-30-16 Member Since 2012
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    "a good, fun, story."

    This was an enjoyable light story, just perfect for listening to at work. The characters are likable and the narrator is easy to listen to.

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    C. Collins 07-23-16
    C. Collins 07-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Sweet story"

    I listened to this book while I was working and loved it. I love the fact the narrator was American and she kept the story lively and didn't drone on. Great story if you are looking for something fun to listen to.

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    shoegal 06-28-16
    shoegal 06-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Good"

    It was good but not amazing. Kind of predictable but a nice light summer read.

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