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There's no way she's tough enough to get me into shape.

Mel: K. I'll marry you but no sex. 

Me: Nice. Need 2 know 1 more thing.

Mel: ?

Me: Your name?

Mel: Melanie Sanders

Me: Can I call you Mel?

Mel: No!

Me: K, C U later, Mel

When my physical therapist's ex locks her out and takes everything she owns, I want to help. However, a recent, unfortunate incident has social media all over me. Risking all, I offer her cold, hard, cash but she refuses, suggesting I'm trying to buy her sexual favors.

Now she's got this ridiculous idea she can get back on her feet with a wedding. A fake marriage might be just the thing to sweeten my side of a million-dollar deal so I agree. Everything would've worked out fine except for her sweet baby-blues. The minute they focus on me, I'm never letting her go.

Note: This series contains heated scenes, swearing, no cheating, and hard-won, happily-ever-afters.

©2018 Stella Marie Alden (P)2020 Stella Marie Alden

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I listen to this series out of order

I listen to this series out of order. I glad I went back. Now I totally understand what happened.I definitely enjoyed this one .

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Busted Play by Stella Marie Alden is not only a well written romance, but this audible version is spot on with the narrator! Jonathon Waters brought CJ and even Melanie to life.
I really enjoyed these two characters. They are witty, fun and sometimes serious but ultimately meant to be together. There's plenty of drama in here too along with some steamy scenes to steal your breath.

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Rich Tapestry of Redemption

StellaMarie Alden builds her characters through intriguing situations, so they come alive organically. Because they feel so real, they weave the story into a rich tapestry. In Busted Play CJ Quinn is saved is saved from his spoiled athletic life by an unspoiled, small town girl who becomes his sports injury therapist. And Melanie is saved from her haunted past by CJ, as he learns the gentle value of caring for a sincere and beautiful woman in need of his healing love.
I adored this story when I first read it. But hearing it narrated brought the story into a different realm for me. It turned the beauty of the story into a lyrical poem as I let it flow through me. I can’t recommend this book, and everything StellaMarie Alden writes highly enough. I’ve already started listening to Counter Play, and am delighted to be forming a collection of her Audible books. I’m very gratified if I’ve been able to steer any new readers and listeners to StellaMarie Alden. Please enjoy!

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This was fun!!!!

I never know what to expect with new authors and novellas. Well I can tell you, Stella Marie Alden nails the novella with Busted Play. Great, well developed characters and a wonderful story line all packed into a short listen. We meet Melanie as her boyfriend locks her out of her apartment. Now homeless with none of her belongings, she clings onto her job as a physical therapist to vault her into a good reputation, and as a result a good financial position. She just has to keep the most current client, CJ. A famous, cocky football player, this man has some issues. And between what he has overheard Melanie talking about and his own, he thinks he may have the solution. Will they both benefit from his offer? These two are complex, yet easy to get to know. It's quick, instalove, sexy and has some relevant issues that happen far too often in today's society. Alden writes with compassion and love.

This is my first listen by Jonathan Waters, and I really enjoyed his narration. He has a great voice, easy to distinguish between characters and has a great pace. He tunes into CJ and Melanie, gives them all the feels and lets us enjoy their heat as well as their turmoil. A great performance.

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Great book!💜

This book was filled with hot chemistry, hot sex and just enough drama. I loved these characters and the storyline.
The narration was fantastic. Sexy, smooth and a great female voice making it easy to enjoy this story.
This is book 1 with an HEA. I recommend this book.

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Short and steamy

The narrator was good, sometimes the female voice would slip and more maleness would come through. Also the editing missed à few parts where sentences repeated themselves.

The story was okay, it was a lot for such à short time frame, I always feel if the story is going to have that much drama involved it should be developed more. *trigger warns in this book about childhood sexual abuse*

However if your looking for short and steamy scenes this is your book

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Busted Play

Conceited jock with a bad reputation & newly homeless physical therapist make a plan to fix their situations, but as with the best laid plans….all things go awry before they can see a HEA.

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absolutely loved it

even though it was short ithaf a wonderful story line.
I would recommend this for anyone that wants a short story.
thank you for letting me listen to it

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Love it. Lovely romance

Riveting love story, enjoyable and I couldn’t stop listening. Just wish the story is longer.

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broken and twisted

Clueless jock falls for a homegrown Cinderella down on her luck. Their insta attraction is something they both fight due to past baggage, but in the end a promo opp turns into the resl thing. I enjoyed this quick ride and the growth in CJ. The family abuses were hard to hear. Good ending. I voluntarily listened to a free copy of this and am giving an honest review. The narrator did a great job bringing the characters and story to life.

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  • mangankillarney
  • 06-10-21

Busted

Jonathan Waters, does a wonderful job of narration.

This is a great short book.
Two people who find their need to help each other.
A football player and physical therapist help to resolve each others past.
There is some triggers.

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  • Diva94
  • 06-05-21

Very good story

But it left me wanting more. When a couple resolves their issues, I like to have a happy wrap up of the story.

This book may trigger some individuals due to the issue of molestation but it could also helps others heal.

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  • Bev
  • 06-03-21

powerful book

thank you Johnathan for this wonderful performance I'm looking forward to listening to more of this series. well written and read thank you all x

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  • Nina B.
  • 01-18-21

Fake engagement

Quick book with HEA. Physical therapist and a football player need each other but for much different reasons. I liked this story and it’s characters. She was sexually abused as a child and is trying to overcome that. The narration was great. I recommend this book. 🎧Audiobook Obsession

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  • Katharoo
  • 11-14-20

Lots of emotions in this audiobook

Really well written fake romance that has blossomed into something real between Melanie and CJ.

Wow I just wanted to wrap my arms around Mel for all she’s had to endure. My heart went out to her so many times in this first book of the series and I’m looking forward to hearing the next book in the series.

Both the author and narrator are new to me and I’m intrigued by the audiobook for its storyline and the narration is really good. I was given this audiobook at my request and this is my honest opinion.

Haven’t not heard the other books yet, this was self contained and could be listened to, on its own. But I’m going into the other books.

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  • 09-21-20

Great

Good enjoyable storyline. There’s nothing like a bad boy helping a damsel in distress. Good chemistry between these characters. Excellent performance from Jonathan.

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  • Vanessa Leighton
  • 09-19-20

Fantastically amazing

This one really surprised me, I was thinking it would be really light and fluffy. It however delivers on feelings, chemistry and amazing characters trying their hardest to overcome the problems life has thrown at them. Both have been placed in such hard places in their lives but are clearly not giving up.

Such an amazing start to the series.

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  • Mawgan Dipple
  • 07-25-20

cj

I loved the books so it was a no brained to listen to it too. I cant wait to start book 2 this evening.

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  • My Book Journey
  • 06-19-20

Busted Play

Very entertaining fake engagement story, following CJ and Mel, both being weighted down by their past or past mistakes and their slow realisation that it is no longer fake. Enjoyed it very much, the interaction between them is funny, hot and steamy.
The narrator does an excellent job bringing all characters to life.

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

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  • Mags McKenzie
  • 03-08-20

I'm loving this!

I love this series so far. It touches on some hard subjects, but sadly these things do happen. They do destroy loved and it's good to have a happy ending. Love, the REAL kind is a longer for outcome for any abused person.
It's well spoken, the story is captivating, I would've liked to hear the abuser being punished but maybe that happens further along in the series. That's the only disappointing part