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N. Newhouse

La Plata, MD
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Great Series...

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-10-18

I have been reading Tara Sivec for a few years now and she never disappoints. I have this series in both print and audio and both are worth it. Tara is the first author who has ever made me laugh so hard that I cried. Seriously, it took me five minutes to read two pages of text because I couldn’t see the page through the tears. Thank goodness I was listening to the audiobook driving down the road!

Like all of her romantic comedies, the laughs start at the beginning and don’t stop until the end. This series is very clever and I love how she ties in all the characters.

It is definitely worth a credit if you are a fan of romantic comedies.

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I don't know how I feel about that...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-10-18

So, first let me start by saying I LOVE the authors of this book and I have been a fan since the beginning. This book had me conflicted and I am still not really sure how I feel about that.

It is basically a case of mistaken identity, keeping secrets too long, missed opportunities, etc. In the end, the blame game is where I became really conflicted. I was angry on her behalf, then I was angry on his behalf...then I was upset with her, then I was upset with him. Still, I am not sure how I feel the events.

That is what I love about the authors though.I believe a sign of a good book is the hangover that it gives you after you have finished it. And I have a massive hangover from this one. This book is going to stay with me for a long time just because I still have conflicting emotions regards to the characters and their actions.

Worth a credit!

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Great Performance/Good Book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-08-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I have always been a fan of Grace Grant's performances. I was reluctant to purchase this book because of reviews.The performance was outstanding as usual with Ms. Grant but I am not sold on the story. I will finish out the trilogy. It is not that I disliked the book I just didn't love it. So yes I would recommend the audiobook but may not the paperback version.

If you’ve listened to books by Teresa Mummert before, how does this one compare?

First one for me.

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

Grace Grant is outstanding. I buy all the books that she narrates simply because I think she is that good. She does well doing both male and female voices. In this book she brings a little bit of a southern accent to the mix. It was not over the top like others I have heard trying to pull of a southern accent. I probably would not have enjoyed the book as much if Grace Grant was not narrating.

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

I listened to it all in one sitting.

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Finally...More Boobies, Candy, and Golden Girls

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-20-13

Where does The Redhead Revealed rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This audiobook has to be tied for #1 along with The Unidentified Redhead.I think the real life chemistry between Keili Lefkovitz and Alice Clayton really makes this audiobook series extremely special. In my opinion, it is because Keili understands Alice and is able to bring that through in her performance.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Redhead Revealed?

Jack's movie premiere. When I READ the book, I could feel the range of emotions during the movie premiere but the performance during this scene in the audiobook really made the scene so much more emotional for me.

Which character – as performed by Keili Lefkovitz – was your favorite?

I really loved Keili as Grace; however, I think she NAILED on Holly. Really hope that the Redhead Series will not be the last we get to hear from Keili. She is truly the BEST narrator I have heard by far.

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

This book had a wide range of emotions for me. But for the most part I had a grin on my face the entire time I was listening to it. In fact, my cheeks kinda hurt. I think it was the fact that the book just had a smart-ass tone to it without being over zealous about it.

Any additional comments?

December 2013 CANNOT get here soon enough.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Refreshing Change of Pace!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-25-13

What made the experience of listening to The Unidentified Redhead the most enjoyable?

Alice Clayton is a ROM-COM master. This book had me laughing out loud while I listened making me look kinda crazy while I was grocery shopping! This story is a romantic comedy about Grace Sheridan who is a a 33 year "young" actress trying her luck again in Hollywood. Grace meets the hot Hollywood hunk, Jack Hamilton who is 24 year old who is on the verge of being the next big star! They meet at a party thrown by a mutual friend and instantly the flirting begins. I enjoyed the witty banter between Jack and Grace which seems to be right in Alice Clayton's wheelhouse. This is my second book from Alice Clayton and I certainly look forward to many more. The thing I love about her books is how light and funny they are. For the most part there is not a threat looming over the main characters and there is no impending danger. Normal people can relate the characters and they quickly become very endearing.

Well done!

What other book might you compare The Unidentified Redhead to and why?

Wallbanger by Alice Clayton and the Beautiful Bastard Series by Christina Lauren.

Which scene was your favorite?

I have quite a few..."The British Are Coming!" and the scene at the bar in Santa Barbara. But the airport scene was very touching as well.

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

LAUGH! OMG! The Corey references and the witty banter were fun. I will definitely be listening to this one again.

Any additional comments?

WORTH A CREDIT!

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Beautiful *sigh*

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-12-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. Christina Lauren did an unbelievable job with this novella. It was short as a novella normally is, but there was so much packed into the book. It did not disappointment and it is a must have for fans of the series. And, the cherry on top, IT IS HOT!

What did you like best about this story?

It gives us so much information on Bennett and Chloe. I love that they brought you up to speed in such a short read. It is just awesome all the way around. It was so packed there wasn't one part I favored over any other.

What does Grace Grant and Kirby Heybourne bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Grace Grant is a favorite of mine. Love her as the voice of Chloe. Kirby Heybourne was iffy for me to be honest as the voice of Bennett. But after the second time through I warmed up to him. I hear a lot of complaints about his performance; however, he did grow on me by the second time around.

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

Loved the ending. It was perfect.

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Beautiful

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-22-13

Would you listen to Beautiful Stranger again? Why?

I have listened to it 3 times so far. I love the story and I think that Grace Grant and Jonathan Cole did a great job. I loved the first one when it was just Grace Grant but I like the fact that in this book there was a male and a female.

What other book might you compare Beautiful Stranger to and why?

I would not really compare this to another book beside the first one in the series.

Which scene was your favorite?

I would have to say the opening club scene.

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

I did listen to this in one sitting. I could not stop.

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Beautiful

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-22-13

Would you consider the audio edition of Beautiful Bastard to be better than the print version?

Yes. I think that Grace Grant really did a great job bringing the characters to life.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Beautiful Bastard?

There are so many that I loved, it is hard to chose but I would have to go with the stairwell scene.

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

OMG. I LOVE Grace Grant. I would really consider buying an audiobook just because she reads it.

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Great! Worth a Credit...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-22-13

Would you listen to Wallbanger again? Why?

So I have read other reviews of this book and I have to agree with most of them. I LOVED this book. I laughed from the beginning to the end. I have listened to this audiobook probably 3 times since I bought it and I will listen to it again.