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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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    Maria Citrus Heights, CA, United States 02-09-13
    Maria Citrus Heights, CA, United States 02-09-13 Member Since 2010

    To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.

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    "Not Bad, Not Great!"

    Claire was working two jobs to support herself and her ailing mother. When her boss asks her to work a couple of weekends with him it throws a monkey wrench in her second job. You see Claire works for a pleasure party company, meaning she jumps out of cakes at bachelor parties, in a skimpy outfit.
    Jason, whom Claire has worked for, for several years, is suddenly aware of her as a woman, and begins to manage her life the way he thinks it should be, and this causes a lot of fireworks.
    This is a cute, mushy, a lil over the top romance book. Simply put a happily ever after book.

    The Narrator drove me nuts, I think I have run across so many mediocre narrators lately that I am becoming immune. Listen to the sample before you purchase. The book isn’t bad, if you need a light fluffy read then get this one.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    R. Smith louisiana 01-12-13
    R. Smith louisiana 01-12-13

    For as much as I read and listen you would think by now that I would know how to spell lol. I read at least 5 books a week there are times I have gotten up to 10 in a week.

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    "Rescue me!"
    Would you try another book from Sydney Landon and/or Allyson Ryan?

    yes but maybe not back to back like I would normally do.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Now the narrartor while she has a sweet soothing calming voice which is great but not great for a book of this nature. Maybe a zin/self help book? And lord this woman talks so freakin slow. What's up with that? I had to speed her up and you can really tell how slow she talks when you speed her all the way up and she finally sounds like she is talking at a regular speed.


    Any additional comments?

    She woman, he man, she in trouble, he wants to rescue her from all her problems. ( hence the title for my review) This is almost a sickly sweet mush romance book. I found myself saying really?! No man talks like this.....
    The story started off strong but once the h&h got together it became that sickly sweet mushy lovey dovey * rolls my eyes*
    Loved Claires best friend, she made me laugh threw out the book and I will be getting the next one in the series just to see if she holds her fire in her own book that she had in this one. Over all it was a good book, I assume this is a new arthor ( at least for me it was) she has alot of promise in her cant wait to see what she writes in the future.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Cam Las Vegas, NV, United States 03-02-14
    Cam Las Vegas, NV, United States 03-02-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Funny, witty and clever"

    I usually read a lot of historical romance but since there was a 4.95 sale, I ended up buying a few books off of the romance list and this was one of them. Though not a huge fan of modern romance, I actually really enjoyed this book. S London is very funny and I caught myself laughing out loud throughout the story. A very light and entertaining book, although love got introduced very quickly. Regardless, it is definitely worth a credit even without a sale.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Debra Brawley, CA, United States 01-08-13
    Debra Brawley, CA, United States 01-08-13 Member Since 2012
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    "I couldn't quit listening wanted more"
    Where does Weekends Required rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    top 10


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

    when she pop out of the cake


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

    wow her voice was great on expressing the feelings


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jan Melbourne, Australia 09-01-13
    Jan Melbourne, Australia 09-01-13 Member Since 2010
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    This was a fun highly unbelievable story but I loved it. I have purchased the next in series hope it is as good as this one.

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    Doris 05-20-13
    Doris 05-20-13
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    "Bad Narration!"

    I'll never again listen to a book narrated by Allyson Ryan.
    The story was *just* okay. I might feel differently about it if someone else narrated. It was hard to separate.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Rachel United States 05-17-13
    Rachel United States 05-17-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Poor Narration"
    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator sounded extremely young and made it sound as if I was listening to a Nancy Drew or Babysitter's Club book.


    Any additional comments?

    Would not buy again.

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    Chris United States 05-17-13
    Chris United States 05-17-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Feel Good Listen"

    I really enjoyed this audiobook, the story is warm and anyone in my age group could probably relate to issues in Claire and her Mother’s life living with a verbally abusive husband and the death of a sibling. I like these feel good stories and how strong the women are and that love is never where you think it is, had me in tears at times, Jason is just so cool. The ending was predictable no angst just love. The narration was good.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Pensacola, FL, United States 04-03-13
    Amazon Customer Pensacola, FL, United States 04-03-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Perfect light hearted fun fluffy romance."

    I was looking for a light and fluffy romance complete with unrealistic story to make me smile and this book fit the bill perfectly. It is a sweet story of a young woman working hard to handle everything life throws at her. The context could have been dark, but the author did an excellent job of keeping it light. Mixed with the perfect amount of comedy and the best friend. This is complete with everyone living perfectly happily every after. Excellent!!! Downloading book two now. Need Fun for a rainy day? This is the one! Great break from the heavier stuff.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Karen 09-07-13
    Karen 09-07-13

    Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.

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    "Read the Reviews before Buying"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    a great reader could have saved this one. The story was Ok, maybe a bit too mushy as another reviewer wrote.


    What was most disappointing about Sydney Landon’s story?

    the outline was good and it started out good, but somewhere in the middle, the author got
    into a whoa is me story.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    the reader! It seems like this reader has an AKA, and she tried to improve her style, but her use of wouldn't and couldn't gave her away. I too had to speed up the recording as the last 50 mins where so slow. Female voices were ok,but our strong hero was made to
    sound like a weak person.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Weekends Required?

    this story was not for me . I do not care for female leads who think they are so strong and they have to prove they can do everything by themselves. It just gets boring to listen to the lead go on and on.


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    "Great."

    I really enjoyed listening to this book, the author really knew how to drag you into the book, great characters and was really funny in places and sad in others would defo recommend a read/listen.

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