A ball, a gown, a pumpkin, and a happily ever; this standalone, contemporary YA romance has them all.
When Ella receives an exciting invitation to attend an exclusive boarding school, she knows she won't fit it. These kids are elite, wealthy, and driven. She's 'average Ella' on a scholarship, at least, that's what she wants everyone to believe. A lost shoe, a lost shirt, oh my. When events push her to need a boyfriend, Ella asks hot senior Hale.
His response? "No."
Yep. That's her fairytale.
Hale's driven, and he needs an A on the fall project. He doesn't need the sweet but average scholarship girl screwing up his grade - not after last year. Tanking science will ruin his entry into a top pre-med program. He's focused. School. Homework. Rowing. No girl's going to mess up his plan. Not even one as intriguing as Ella.
These two meet in ashes, sparks fly, and their lives light up.
Once upon a time.
©2016 Malinda Childers (P)2016 Malinda Childers
I loved the book so much that I was excited to see it come audible. I was horrified within thirty seconds that the sound quality was so bad that I am convinced that is was recorded in someone's house with a cell phone. The narrator had little to no inflection in her voice. What ever you do DON'T BUY. I will be looking for a refund.
I can't answer this yet bc I'm going to read it on my own; I am only here to complain about the audible.
So far I would be willing to but not with audible!
Almost anyone else. Maybe someone who can do voices? Or someone who understands when different people speak or what it sounds like to be from Texas?
I honestly could not concentrate on the book bc the audible was such poor quality. I plan to read it on my own. These questions keep asking about the book but they need to address the audio bc that's why I'm here; otherwise I would just write a regular review where most people do: under the book and not under audible.
All these comments have to do with the story. The story is fine; it is the audible itself that needs to change. The narrator had an Irish accent so it was very distracting for a character from Texas. The voices between characters were not thought out and other than the MCs, the others all sounded alike. There's SO much static in the background! In addition it feels like it is the reader's first time reading the book so she didn't know where to use emphasis or how to express the difference between thought and dialogue. I listened to the story on my way to work and I was very confused in several parts until I was able to pull over and actually at the story because there was no difference between paragraphs or when a character was just thinking compared to saying it out loud. Pauses were in very strange places as well. I had to stop at only 8%. It was only $1.99 but I want a refund. If I recorded myself using the computer it would sound better.
It is hard to enjoy a story that sounds like it has been recorded in an empty closet with the door shut. The thumping in the background didn't help. I was also quite distracted by the accent of the narrator. It's beautiful, but the voice of a girl from Texas should not sound like an Irish lass.
It's a good story, but it's also distracting that the narrator had a Scottish accent when the main character supposed to be from Texas. there were also some distracting background noises like fans or a cell phone vibrating.
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