Arrogant Devil

By: R.S. Grey
Narrated by: Aiden Snow, Carly Robins
Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (1,473 ratings)

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A full-length standalone romantic comedy from USA Today best-selling author R.S. Grey.  

Everyone in Cedar Creek, Texas, knows Jack McNight is an arrogant devil. Physically, I get it: he’s tan and fit, with coal-black hair that’s clearly been scorched by hellfire. Oh, and his personality? It burns just as hot.  

When I show up on the doorstep of Blue Stone Ranch, I’m run-down and rockin’ my last pair of underwear. I’m hoping for a savior, but instead, I find him.  

My opinion of Jack is marred by a dismal first impression, but his opinion of me is tainted even before I arrive. He’s heard I’m a spoiled princess there to take advantage of his goodwill. To him, I’m more trouble than I’m worth.  

Our button-pushing banter should get under my skin. His arrogance should be a major turn-off. Problem is, devils are known to offer their own form of temptation.  

Every one of his steely glares sends a shiver down my spine.  

Every steamy encounter leaves me reeling.  

Sure, it could be the Texas heat messing with my head, but there’s no way I’ll survive the summer without silencing him with a kiss and wrestling him out of those Wranglers.  

Who knows...going to bed with the devil might just be the salvation I’ve been looking for all along.

©2018 R.S. Grey (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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Entertaining Story!

Once I started listening, I couldn't stop. This story was frustrating at times, and funny at others. This is a riches to rags story, and I couldn't be more pleased on how it developed. At some points I wanted to throttle both main characters, while still rooting for them. There was a special character (shotgun toting grandma) that I loved - she was my favorite. A very entertaining story.

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OMG . . . LOVED THIS BOOK

What can I say about this book to truly convey how amazing it was? I do not often get a chance to review a book, but after reading this one I knew that I had to make sure that everyone knows how funny it is.

This was my first R.S. Grey book and I loved it. Aiden Snow is wonderful. I don’t think I have ever listed to any of his narrations. But I can now add him to my list of narrators that I will look for. Aiden’s deep voice made Jack sultry and mysterious, bringing him to life.

Carly Robins always does a great job as a narrator. She brings a vibrancy to her characters. Jack’s grandmother was the best. I loved her interfering in their relationship.

I absolutely loved the story. I loved that Meredith walked away from a life that she realized limited her and led her to blaze a new path, and the path took her to Cedar Creek, Texas. This is a must-read. Funny, engaging and sheerly entertaining.

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So much fun!

The woman can write a damn good book! I smiled through 90% of the book and when I wasn't smiling I was laughing. Such a great read. Er... or actually listen. I listened to the audiobook. It was fabulous. R.S. Grey has a way of picking the best narrators. They were so good. I loved their voices and delivery. Really well done!

This is a light read, not something to be taken too seriously. I'm not going to nitpick the hell out of every detail and complain about the characters I hated or try to pick apart the abuse aspect (like so many other reviewers want to do).
Fact is, the villains were great villains and the heroes were great heroes. In my opinion, it was perfect. The characters were perfectly imperfect and human. That's what I want. I want to read about imperfect people who don't always say or do the right things. So, yes, Jack was a jerk in the beginning. Guess what--people are jerks in real life.
So, yes, Meredith didn't have a plan when she left. Guess what--people leave bad situations without a plan all the time. It's real life.

Bravo, Ms. Grey! Loved this book! It's a solid 5-star read. Now I'm off to grab Make Me Bad, and then to devour all your other books. Please keep doing what you're doing!

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Witty and wonderful!

What a fantastically written story! And the narrators were so perfect for the main characters. There was some serious verbal sparring happening between the characters of Meredith and Jack. And we cannot leave out Edith! Such a special brand of prickly she was; truly, the story would not have been the same without her. I really loved the uniqueness of this plot line and could not quit listening to it. If you like a happy ending to a story that makes you smile and feel all warm and fuzzy inside then get this book! It’s sort of a being mean to each other to friends to lovers kind of read and I loved every spicy word.
Kudos to the narrators too! I loved the way they read Meredith and Jack and Edith etc., etc. All of the characters really. Of course, they had a wonderfully written story to work with!❤️

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Wonderful story and performance! I usually don’t like the Southern accent in narrations because some people REALLY overdo it, but I enjoyed Aiden Snow and Carly Robins narrators. RS Grey narrators rarely disappoint! They’ve set a high bar for me and it’s hard to find expressive tones like theirs. These two are super cute and super sexy without going overboard, especially when voicing other characters. I’m glad that there was a good balance of male and female voices chapters.👍

Jack and Meredith are wonderful together even when snapping at each other lol Jack’s life is basically all work, no play. Heck, he saw his gf of 2 years only a few times a month! He had big shoes to fill and ranching is not easy, especially when he ventures into other businesses like winery and being a go-to wedding spot. I like the cute interactions amongst the ranch hands, Jack, and Meredith and how Jack’s jealousy gets the best of him. Meredith came into his life so suddenly and was quick to judge, but he’s a good observer. He sees HER eventually and not how she’s painted to be.

Meredith’s life was great in the beginning, but she’s the product of money can’t buy everything. She learned that stuff was stuff and her leaving with nothing but the clothes on her body shows it. Grey does go a little bit into the mind of a survivor of verbal abuse, but not intensely. The psychology of abuse is extensive and while I would have not minded Grey going into it a little more, I’m glad the story focused on moving forward. Even though Meredith is eager to move forward with Jack, Jack understands how important space is and was willing to wait for her. He made his promise to be one of her people (explained in the story) and he loves her more than anything.

The epilogue was a sweet follow up to their lives and depicts that there is hope after trauma. Meredith became strong on her own the moment she thought she was on her own and she still is with additional support from Blue Stone. A support group is always important for everyone.

The only thing I’m confused with is her background of cleaning and cooking if her ex had hired people to do that stuff. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Maybe that’s what she used to do when she and her ex were not rich? It’s not a big deal lol but I was just suddenly surprised that came up. She was all of a sudden an expert at cleaning. It’s not rocket science, but it can be when using the correct cleaning solutions, tools, sanitizers, etc.

Also, wish there was more Alfred!!!!!! Where was he in the epilogue?! He needs more scenes!!!!!! 😂

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LOVED, LOVED, LOVED IT

I cant see how any one would want to give this book anything less then 5 stars... Aiden Snow .... Yummy... damn sexy voice... definitely getting more of his audios
on a whole the book was brilliantly written and i felt really connected... the entirety of this book was very realistic and i felt like i could have been or known a Meredith .. lets not forget the crazy funny humor which will leave you laughing out loud.. edith,damn i wanna be like her one day... my hero.

please read this book, i guarantee you would not be disappointed

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could not get past chapter 1

The female character is so unbelievably idiotic I couldn't even get through the first chapter. Definitely not worth a credit. I would certainly not bother trying to get through this one.

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WOW!

WOW! FABULOUS! Heartwarming! Fun filled! AND HOT!!!!
Another winner from J.S. Grey.
The narrator's did a magnificent job bringing all the characters to life with so much fun, emotion & HOTNESS! So much that I could not put it down until the end.
Aiden Snow! What a rich, deep, sizzling HOT SEXY VOICE! He is now one of my VERY favorite male narrators!
ENJOY!💞

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Good story and good performance. The Texas accent of female performer was over the top too much but male voice nailed it. There but not too fake..

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Discovery

A sweet romantic comedy of discovery and healing. Great narration to bring the characters to life and the intensity of their antagonistic relationship, ultimately leading to a discovery of love trust and a second chance at true love.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-26-20

Better than the average

The characters developed throughout; they weren't objectionable and self asorbed as they often are in these kind of rom coms.
All in all entertaining. Hear for yourself!

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  • C M Silver
  • 06-26-20

Super-silly-ous

Lasted only 1hr 45mins when supercilious Farm/Ranch owner makes sweeping judgement on down on her luck Meredith. At their first meeting he and his staff are wearing uniforms, but when agreeing to employ her he allocates her to a broken down "shack in the woods" complete with rats and mice, and expects her to dress in caste offs - it's just silly. In 2020 no employer would treat an employee in that way unless they liked litigation.

Love these narrators, and have enjoyed them paired up in previous books, but even they couldn't save this tale.

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  • Sarah Marshall
  • 09-01-19

loved this book

Really enjoyed this book. thought narrators were great and laughed a few times throughout at Meredith's way of putting things. well worth a listen

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  • Alia
  • 05-15-19

captivating story line

Great story line and writing. Narators were great. overall great read. Didnt want to stop

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