Bad Apple

Narrated by: Adrienne West, Brock Monroe
Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
4 out of 5 stars (627 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A flirty stand-alone novel* from New York Times and international best-selling author Elle Kennedy! 

One night with him will change her life....

Between her waitressing job, volunteer work, and college classes, there are never enough hours in Maggie Reilly’s day. Especially not for a relationship. Luckily, she’s got the perfect arrangement: a lover she meets three or four times a year. But when she shows up at the hotel expecting to hop into bed with one man, she accidentally ends up with another - Ben Barrett, Hollywood’s most notorious bad boy. 

Ben, determined to lay low after another scandal, just wants some much-needed sleep. What he gets is a scorching make-out session with a gorgeous, naked redhead. He won’t accept her apology, but what he will accept is a place to hide out...and if there’s some hot, no-strings sex involved, why the heck not? 

But Ben soon discovers that one week with his sassy, bed-hopping waitress is definitely not enough. He wants more. A lot more. 

Now he needs to convince relationship-averse Maggie that a bad boy might be oh so good for her - and the best thing that’s ever happened to both of them. 

*Previously published in 2008, Bad Apple (formerly Midnight Encounters) features almost entirely new content, including a point-of-view switch. Enjoy this new version of an old favorite!

©2019 Elle Kennedy (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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Quick Low Angst Listen

The narrators Adrienne West & Brock Monroe did a good job. Bad Apple was a quick low angst listen with enjoyable characters.

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Female Narrator = Speed Up!!

I have a hard time not finishing books, but this one gave me a run for my money. The story was pure fantasy fluff. It tried to have depth but it was so unrealistic, it just couldn’t. If you know you’re fluff, own it.

The female narrator was unbearable to listen to. If you speed up her chapters to 1.5x, it makes it tolerable. She just reads everything soooooo slooooooow! The male narrator was great! It was a pain to go into the app and alter the read speed for every chapter.

Overall, it was worth a one time listen but never again. I will also be avoiding stories read by the female narrator.

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Swoonworthy

Love it, low angst, super sweet, yet full of heat. Narration was great too. If you're looking for a lighthearted listen then this book is for you. Highly recommend

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Sweet listen...

Low if any angst. A sweet listen with a strong heroine and a sweet hero.

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Couldn’t finish :(

I like Elle Kennedy quite a bit. This book, however, missed the mark for me. It just didn’t have anything going on...except for sex...which is fine but I was just looking for a bit more of a storyline this time.
It is well-narrated by both actors.
If you just want a sexy, quality time-filler, this is perfect for you!

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DNF

Idk what it was I just couldn’t get into the story. Both MCs were blah for me. She is a workaholic and just kept pushing him away, He wants to avoid his life and current situation and hide out. I just couldn’t really get into it and had no desire to continue listening. 🤷🏾‍♀️

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Hard No!

Way TOO many details...it went on and on and on and I struggled to finish. The female narrator did not read the parts well. The male narrator's voice sounded like a much older gentleman than the character. This may be an ok read if you have a lot of time to kill but I would pass on the audible version. I do believe it would have been a much better read if the author would NOT have added so many unnecessary details. Narration played a huge role in the 1 star!!!

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Recommended

This book was very well done, I highly recommend the listen. The narrator's did a great job, none of that over the top opposite gender voice stuff. Well written, good resolution, great narration. "Two thumbs way up!"

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Lack luster story line.

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I, like anyone else, enjoy a good sex scene. However this story was all just sex with lack of story. Even the sex became boring. I was cleaning my house so I finished listening to the book. If I weren't cleaning my house I would have stopped listening.

There was no real depth or character development to the actual characters. I have zero clue how the end even happened. How did they even fall in love? By the end of the book I had no idea really who the characters were, much less how the Characters themselves could possibly know each other. They only had maybe 3 in-depth conversations their entire relationship. Those conversations never even got too deep as they were suddenly having sex half way through!

I rarely ever comment about a book, usually only when it's great. But this one made me bored so many times that I just wanted to send a warning...If you are looking for just bland sex and lots of it then this is your book. If you are looking for interesting sex plus an actual great story I would go elsewhere. Just my opinion of course!

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to whom it may concern .

story was ok. did not like the person reading. not worth the money. the end

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  • Felicity
  • 03-26-20

AMAZING

What an amazing book! This had literal tears in my eyes, as well as laughs coming out of me. This was definitely an emotional rollercoaster with both the heartache and the love felt throughout this whole thing. I listened to this as an audiobook and loved both narrators who spoke in this. It definitely added more emotion to the storyline. Maggie is an amazing female protagonist who would definitely inspire others with both her work ethic and her passion. I have loved reading other books by Elle Kennedy and this is a great example of why. I definitely don't regret reading this book and would recommend it to those that love this genre. I loved listening to this book!