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Weekends Required: A Danvers Novel, Book 1 | [Sydney Landon]

Weekends Required: A Danvers Novel, Book 1

Claire Walters has worked for Jason Danvers as his assistant for three years, but he’s never appreciated her as a woman - until the day she jumps out of a cake at his friend’s bachelor party.... To support her ailing mother, Claire is forced to work a second job at a party-planning company. But when her handsome boss ends up with a front-row seat to the action, she’s mortified - and he’s intrigued. With Danvers International in the middle of an important merger, Jason asks Claire to accompany him on weekend business trips - and suddenly all her fantasies are coming true.
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Publisher's Summary

Claire Walters has worked for Jason Danvers as his assistant for three years, but he’s never appreciated her as a woman - until the day she jumps out of a cake at his friend’s bachelor party....

To support her ailing mother, Claire is forced to work a second job at a party-planning company. But when her handsome boss ends up with a front-row seat to the action, she’s mortified - and he’s intrigued.

With Danvers International in the middle of an important merger, Jason asks Claire to accompany him on weekend business trips - and suddenly all her fantasies are coming true. Her outspoken best friend thinks that getting a little "executive attention" will solve everything. But Claire sees more in Jason than just sex.

Jason is determined to know how the beautiful, sexy woman in the cake could also be his mousy assistant. The more time they spend together, the more he realizes how much fun it can be to mix business with pleasure. And how much he wants to offer her a happily ever after of her own....

©2012 Sydney Landon (P)2012 Penguin Audiobooks

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    DK 05-19-13
    DK 05-19-13 Member Since 2012

    HATE spoilers! Enjoy HOT, sexy books. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. Running out this type Audible-so on2 lighter romance/mystery :-(

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    "Story Been There Done That-Good PartsCame Too Late"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It was o.k. My bar is set pretty high, I probably will not listen again.


    Has Weekends Required turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, not at all....I love this genre, it just took too long for characters to act on their attraction. The 'rich boss-starving secretary' has been done many times-there was not anything that made this one unique or stand out.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I love narrators and many times they make a book in genres I'm not particularly interested in (Historical Romance example McCabe Highland Series) draw me in.This narrator was very limited in her execution...subtle differences made for similar voices for all characters.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Nope


    Any additional comments?

    Got this on a $4.95 sale...I'm interested enough to following the rest of the series but only if I can get them at the $4.95 or better price. NOT creditworthy in my opinion.

    NOTE: Adult themes-graphic romance scenes

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Ashdown, AR, United States 03-12-14
    Amazon Customer Ashdown, AR, United States 03-12-14 Member Since 2013

    Lover of all books, especially Romance!

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    "Enjoyably Light!"

    I will admit to liking more hard core but this story pulls the heart strings which adds to the listen. I liked the listen and those that like lighter sex/romance with more storyline will enjoy this book.

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    Marit 02-11-14
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    "Good but not great"

    This book was completely predictable in the beginning, but not so much that I didn't keep listening. However, as it ambled along, the character of Jason got more and more irksome. Seriously, Sydney Landon? Men--heck, people!--don't actually act like that. And who would want them to? The dialogue was eh, as was the narration--supposedly both characters are native South Carolinians. Sure couldn't tell from the narrator's portrayals!

    All that said, I did listen to the whole thing, and it wasn't offensive (there are a few narrators on my "never again!" list), and it kept my interest. The story, the narration, the characters--all GOOD, but not GREAT.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    alison 10-22-13
    alison 10-22-13

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Nice plot but..."

    It's a nice story but not well developed, I kept expecting things to happened relating you all the background story and hints. But it just ended abruptedly..

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    Amazon Customer Cedar Rapids, IA, United States 06-17-13
    Amazon Customer Cedar Rapids, IA, United States 06-17-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Narration is pretty bad -Story is pretty good"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Narration was so annoying I wanted to quit listening. Thankfully I persevered. The story was quite good.


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    Cyndi 05-27-13
    Cyndi 05-27-13

    New to Audible, but already addicted.

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    "Steamy"
    Would you listen to Weekends Required again? Why?

    Yes, I held my attention and had great detail.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Weekends Required?

    The final connection they made.


    Which character – as performed by Allyson Ryan – was your favorite?

    Claire


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

    Yes...very descriptive and steamy.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Book Junkie Atlanta, GA 05-16-13
    Book Junkie Atlanta, GA 05-16-13 Member Since 2013

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    "It was just meh...."
    Would you try another book from Sydney Landon and/or Allyson Ryan?

    I would have to say no. I was frustrated with the story line.


    What could Sydney Landon have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Given some depth to the actually story.


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

    She was ok, not the worst, not the best


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    One thing that I cannot stand is a weak female character and a dominate jerk male character. The other thing that I cannot stand is when the characters just LOVE each oh so desperately but just cannot talk to each other about the issues that are apparently keeping them apart. Their relationship was flat, boring and felt forced. I honestly thought I was getting a cute romance story but no…it was a contrived story about miscommunications and childish behaviors.

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    NEW NAME Georgia, United States 05-16-13
    NEW NAME Georgia, United States 05-16-13 Member Since 2012

    Say something about yourself!

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    "A bit too sweet for me"

    If you are looking for a story that is easy going, not much drama or keep you on the edge of your seat biting your nails intensity, with some hot steamy sex then this book is for you.

    Personally I like a bit of suspense and drama in my stories and everything seemed to come too easily in this book. I mean there was some turmoil, and potential for disaster, but disaster seemed easily averted and I missed that holding my breath intensity.

    So, it was a nice book...just a bit too sweet for me.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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