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Making Bad Choices Audiobook

Making Bad Choices

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Publisher's Summary

Culter Fuller came back into my life on the day my mother died, as if losing my mother wasn't bad enough.

We hated each other since childhood. Well, I hated him, and I thought it was mutual. He had a very different story.

When I moved to my dad's house to finish my last semester of high school, we went from bitter enemies to...something else. He was suddenly everywhere, occupying my space, determined to pull me into his life, filling me with thoughts I knew were wrong.

I knew that soon we would cross a line that should never be crossed.

I knew crossing that line could have very serious consequences; because Culter Fuller wasn't just any irresistible boy, Culter Fuller was my stepbrother.

But, I was always very bad at making the right choices.

©2016 Rita Stradling (P)2017 Rita Stradling and Maureen Hoff

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    jeycee 04-21-17
    jeycee 04-21-17
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    "Making bad choices"
    What was one of the most memorable moments of Making Bad Choices?

    The story was good and because of the unconventional relationships it was what some would call taboo. Culter and Cassie weren't blood related and overall it didn't distract me from the storyline.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Adriana B USA 04-18-17
    Adriana B USA 04-18-17 Member Since 2015

    Books give a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything. - Plato

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    "Great YA/Teen Romance!"

    This story sucked me in right from the start. There were some really sad moments in the beginning and it felt real and heart wrenching. The characters were well developed and the story flowed well. There were a few surprises and some difficult moments.

    The narrador did a great job bringing the story to life. She was able to put a lot of emotion into her narration. Excellent job narrating this book.

    I really liked Cassie & Cutler. Their romance developed slow and sweet. It had a lot of depth and it was not superficial or uncertain. Their feelings were deep and strong.

    Rita is a great author and I have enjoyed several of her books. This one is no exception. It is very well written and captivating. I'm looking forward to her next book.

    "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    TinkerMel 04-15-17
    TinkerMel 04-15-17

    I am just girl who loves my husband, dogs, shopping online and books!

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    "I really enjoyed this."

    first off the characters.... I love each and every one of them. They were so well developed.
    This is an awesome young adult story. I thought I really bonded with the characters.
    I love the little twist that was thrown in there as well.
    I get this is kind of taboo subject, but honestly I didn't find their romance that bad? ( What you listened you'll find out why I thought that. )

    I adored Cassie, and I just wanted to give her a hug. I also thought her aunt Daisy was very entertaining
    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nomi 04-27-17
    Nomi 04-27-17 Member Since 2016

    I like a wide range of genres. Favorites include Horror, SciFi, Fantasy, Thriller, LGBT, classics and history.

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    "excellent character development"

    I think the best thing about this book was the excellent character development. Very well done, I really enjoyed it.

    The narration was well done. Great performance.

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.

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    Becky Halechko 04-27-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Well written and sweet listen!"

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

    I think this book was a little young for me but still a great book. Any young adult would love this one. The story was great and the characters developed well. Narration also felt right for this genre.

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    Mary Bonham-carter 04-26-17 Member Since 2017

    Travels with kids

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    "Loved it!"

    I loved this book! Stradling gives us a well written version of high school forbidden love, with lots of funny banter, while resisting to go over the top with the cliches that are typical with this genre.

    What I love most about this book is all is the wonderful relationships - Cassie and her mother, Cassie/Tyler, Cassie/new friends and of course Cassie/Culter, and then there is Culter with his friends and family. There is so much loyalty, love and respect between these friends and family you can't help but fall in love with most of the characters, most of whom seem to be rising above serious dysfunction in their lives.

    My biggest beef about this book is that the cover art and title suggest an erotic romance, which thankfully this is not. So if you can get by the cheesy graphics and your are looking for an entertaining romantic quick read, with a couple of good plot twists, I highly recommend Making Bad Choices.

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    Jan 04-23-17
    Jan 04-23-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Complicated Relationship"

    This is the first Young Adult/New Adult book that I have listened to. Rita Stradling did a great job with developing this story that deals with death, family changes, moving, new school and friends, plus growing up. I am grateful that I never experienced those details growing up. Falling for a step-sibling seems taboo, but they are not related by blood, just family ties. Maureen Hoff did a great performance with this book. I liked this book, but it just isn't my genre preference (YA/NA books are less mature & developed compared to what I listen to). I was voluntarily provided with this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, narrator, and/or publisher.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    I M Strong USA 04-22-17
    I M Strong USA 04-22-17 Member Since 2016

    Book lover and blogger.

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    "Loved the story"

    I received this as a gift and my review is voluntary and in no way influenced by the author or narrator.

    I loved this story, it was fun and sweet and kept me hooked the entire time and wanting more at the end. Also this was a very clean book as far as young adult romance books go.

    I have to say that the first hour or so of listening to the book was a little off putting because the narrator sounded like she had a cold and I could hear her sucking a breath at a times. But after that it was okay. I'm glad I stuck with it as I really enjoyed the story. This is a first for this author but it left me wanting more. Will check her other books. Would love to listen to more of her books.

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    Sam M 04-19-17
    Sam M 04-19-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Good story line"

    I received this book free in return for an unbiased review. I liked the story line. Would have liked a little better ending but was overall a good read.

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    Brittany 04-18-17
    Brittany 04-18-17
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    "Review for Making Bad Choices"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book to friends because I really enjoyed the story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved Tyler because he was hilarious and sweet!


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

    Maureen's voice was perfect for this story. She did a great job making the voices different for each character. I was really impressed the male character voices.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, I listened to this book quickly. I couldn't wait to figure out what was going on with Tyler!


    Any additional comments?

    I requested this audiobook in exchange for an unbiased review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    "Complex, sweet, emotional YA romance"

    Culter and Cassie's romance is filled with all the usual young adult angst. They are step siblings but their relationship is so much more complex. It is coloured with shared childhood memories (differently interpreted by each of them) and the a whole slew of newer experiences. Culter re-enters Cassie's life after a long break when her mother's dies. The older versions of themselves face their past, present and the questions about the future together.

    This story is very emotional. The challenges of family life coupled with the loss of a beloved parent along with the general experiences of being on the cusp of adulthood add layers of depth to the plot. I enjoyed the development of Cassie and Culter's romance. To be honest, it is hard not to have a little crush on Cutler
    who projects a wonderful supportive and protective warmth for his newly displaced step-sister and, as it turns out, long time love.

    Maureen Hoff's narration matches this genre. She brings the story and characters alive, placing the reader smack dab in the middle of the action.

    This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Inishowen Cailín
    4/20/17
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    "Really enjoyed"
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    A sweet, romantic story. This is a book that teens and young adults will certainly enjoy. I think I was expecting more drama and conflict involving the adults' reactions to Cassie's romantic relationship with her step brother but the story concentrated more on the build up to it along with the trials and tribulations of fitting in to a new school and making new friends.I do recommend it for older teens only due to the prolific use of the 'f' word and the mature situations these high school students find themselves in.I voluntarily reviewed a copy gifted to me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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