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Anticipating Temptation

Narrated by: Xe Sands
Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (10 ratings)
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Char Brown is overweight and underappreciated. But at least she has a boyfriend and a job she enjoys.    

Wait, scratch that. He just broke up with her. Over text. And told her to lose weight.    

Overly self-conscious about herself and a classic introvert, Char isn’t sure what she’s got going for her anymore.  

But Darryl Drummond sure does, and he’s insistent that she’s worth more than she thinks. The only thing he likes more than wine is Char, and he’s not going to relent until she notices. He’s a shrewd businessman and he didn’t get that way on hoping things worked in his favor.    

Armed with a magazine column and a newfound appreciation for wine, love, and herself, can she recover from the bruises her ex left behind? Or will she be destined to live in the shadows of her own failures for good?

©2018 Randi Perrin (P)2018 Xe Sands

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Team Darryl

Oh Lordy I love Audio books but this one was AMAZING!!!!!! I loved listening to this story being told to me. I laughed and I screamed while listening to this book because Darryl and Char were so funny. Plus I loved Char's best friend she had her back at every turn and did not discourage her in any way but supported her best friend through it all.

Char gets dumped by her boyfriend via text and he tells her she needs to lose some weight. I wanted to slap the shizz out of him. So broken hearted she and her best friend eat some ice cream while her friend tells her she can do better.

Then enters Darryl who is amazing and he is smitten right away with Char no matter what her size is. He pursues her and at first she ignores him because she thinks it's a joke but then she soon finds out that Darryl really does like her and wants to be with her. He is a true gentlemen and he shows Char the time of her life and she soon let's her guard down.

This is a must read romance story that will have you swooning for a man like Darryl!

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Anticipating Temptation

I loved everything about Anticipating Temptation. The story, characters and narration were excellent. However, what I loved the most was how Char would share what was on her heart through her writings. The readers were allowed to see a character that had insecurities that she needed to work through, and I believe this made the story relatable. How many of us have been hurt or damaged from things of our past, that we allow to dictate our future? 


Now let me tell you a little about the hero, I love his gentle nature and how he wanted to have strong intimate connection with Char that did not involve sex. He wanted her, and I was hoping she would conquer those fears because I did want her miss out her blessing.  Ok, I must mention that narration of the story was perfect, I did not feel like I was listening to an audio book if felt like I was pulled into a movie but without the visual effects. Because of the narration, I would love for this to become a movie. As I was listening, I kept telling myself why have I not heard of the narrator and why have I not read any books by Randi Perrin.

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A Wonderful Romance!!

This story was such a joy to listen to! I laughed, sniffled, rolled my eyes and felt my heart swell for all the characters. The story is very well written and the characters...well, you can't help but love them, except for Lee. Anyway, this is a fun lighthearted and steamy listen. There's angst, comedy and love all around. The narration was excellent. The only complaint I have is maybe the male voices could have had a bit more distinction but outside of that...loved it. Xe Sands really brought the story to life and gave the characters the proper amount of emotion, no matter what that emotion was. Overall, a really great listen that was very enjoyable.

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Cute and passionate

I couldn't put this book down. It is a cute love story but a passionate one as well. The "sex" scenes are not to graphic which I appreciate. I like more of the love story than the sex. The characters were well rounded, storyline kept me intrigued, and narrators voice was great.

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...will have you rooting for the underdog.

Anticipating Temptation will have you rooting for the underdog. Perrin gives beauty a makeover with Char Brown. Char is a sweet woman with a bucketful of self-esteem issues. Nursing a broken heart and an outlook of defeat, she's about to find the man she always hoped for. If he can convince her he's the real deal. Perrin puts into words the struggles of being different, but Char and Darryl prove how beautiful, unique can be. From the heartfelt words to the empathetic delivery and the magnificent characters, it's easy to love everything about Anticipating Temptation.

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Really Great Romance

We received this audiobook for free from The Audio Flow (Joq M. Protho) in exchange for an honest review.

The narration was really good! We loved how Xe Sands encapsulated all of the characters within the novel. Her voice was soft and sultry. We loved her make voices.

The story was a little dull, to be honest. It was about an plus size beauty who got her heart broken a rude guy and then taken by a sexy cowboy who loved wine. That’s really the amount of depth that took place within the story.

It was a HEA story and we did enjoy it for what it was—and We’re not a huge romance/erotica fan.

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Sweet and Sexy

One night Char meets a guy who looked past everything Char thought about herself. He found beauty not only in her appearance, but her attitude. Of course the story takes us through some other difficulties, but the moral of the story is that we can't see what others see in us. And sometimes that can deter being open enough to allow relationships to grow. Once we give ourselves over to understanding that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and we don't have to change anything to be happy, then we can celebrate life. 

Anticipating Temptation was a sweet and heartfelt romance that gave me hope and insight on how to be me, love me and be open to let someone love me again.

Xe was Char. She delivered this story with such emotion that I could almost feel as though she could relate to some of Char's circumstances. But of course because Xe is so talented it just seemed so natural.

And Xe's portrayal of Darryl!!!!!! Smokin, hawt cowboy. Yes Please!

Five stars all the way around.

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Anticipating a great listen

This is my first listen by the author. This was a sweet contemporary romance. This story will pull you in with some funny moments and some sweet romantic. At the beginning it will have you shaking your head by what the ex did . This audio will grab your heart , the author shows you no matter what you have to be happy with yourself

Heroine is Char . Hero is Darryl.
Char thought she had no luck with love . Her ex dumps her via Tex no less. Something about her body size not to his liking.
Char and her best friend what do they do but go and have some ice cream. To me no biggy .
Darryl sees Char and he falls for her hard . Darryl owes his own business, a winery to boot . He’s successful . He wants Char to know she’s fantastic herself. How does he do it. Grab it and see

Xe Sands was great telling this audio . Her voice is strong, smooth and clear . She did all the parts perfectly