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Publisher's Summary

True love is on the line in this charming, laugh-out-loud rom-com - created specifically for the audio format!

Paint your toes. Pick up the wrong coffee and bagel order. Drive from Brooklyn to Jersey in traffic so slow you want to tear your hair out. It’s amazing all the useless things I can accomplish while on hold for three hours with customer service. Three hours when I should be getting the Date-in-a-Box website ready to launch at the big business expo in a few days. Except my shiny new website is glitching, and my inner rage-monster is ready to scorch some earth...when he finally picks up. Not the robot voice I expected but a real live human named Kal. He’s surprisingly helpful and really knows his stuff, even if he’s a little awkward...in an adorable way. 

And suddenly I’m flirting with him? And I think he’s flirting back.
And suddenly it’s been hours, and we’re still on the phone talking and ordering each other takeout while he troubleshoots my website.
And suddenly we’re exchanging numbers and sending texts and DMs every day, leaving voice mails (who even does that anymore?!).
And suddenly I’m wondering if it’s possible for two people to fall in love at first talk. 

Because I’m falling...hard

©2020 Cara Bastone (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC.

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  • '...In my mind, truly the most romantic thing is communication.'

Audie Award nominee, Best Romance, 2021

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About the Creator

Cara Bastone is a full-time writer living and writing in Brooklyn with her husband, son, and an almost-goldendoodle. Her goal with her work is to find the swoon in ordinary love stories. She’s been a fan of the romance genre since she found a grocery bag filled with her grandmother’s old Harlequin Romances when she was in high school. She’s a fangirl for pretzel sticks, long walks through Prospect Park, and love stories featuring men who aren’t cripple by their own masculinity.

About the Perfomer

Neil Hellegers is an actor, Audie-nominated narrator, and educator who lives in Brooklyn with his wife, son, and mutt. On camera, Neil has appeared in film and on television, as seen on Blindspot, House of Cards, Madam Secretary, and others. His voice work can be heard in numerous commercials, video games (including Red Dead Redemption 2), and numerous audiobooks, including Dawn of the Exile by Mitchell Hogan, A Tangled Road to Justice by Olan Thorensen, Call Me Maybe by Cara Bastone, and 100 Love Sonnets by Pablo Neruda for Audible Studios. On stage, he has performed Shakespeare with the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Aquila Theatre Company, and others, both nationally and internationally. He also directs experimental Shakespeare-based devisings for the Hear Now Festival.

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I absolutely loved listening to this audible book.... for nearly all of the story. The performers were great! So easy to get caught up in the story! It was almost perfect!!!

My only problem with it was later on the story when all of a sudden there was a lot of the use of the “F” word. So Disappointing!!! And Totally unnecessary and distracted from the great Preformance. I would have given 5 stars with every category if it wasn’t for the language. I do hope Audible will be offering more books like this where the characters do their own voices. It’s like watching a movie in your own head. Awesome!! But trust me .... you don’t need to include the “ F” word. It totally is offensive to many people, and your story was great without it.

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Best Rom-Com I've heard in a long time!

I loved everything about this book! I laughed out loud so many times! The characters were real and believable!

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HIGHLY ENTERTAINING

This is my first review even though I have been listening to audiobooks over a year, mostly to still binge “read” while working and to ignore my coworkers theatrics. I loved it all! It was literally like listening to a favorite movie without looking at the screen. I’m sad that I reached the end. I would love to hear a sequel but fear it wouldn’t live up to the first book.

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Bastone is definitely a new favorite author.

Cara Bastone’s authorial voice is absolutely captivating and she works within the romance genre conventions while bringing pretty unique spins on various tropes. I absolutely love the way she writes complex family dynamics and that shines in this book despite being in the background. And the romance itself between Vera and Cal? Magical. I screamed, I laughed out loud, I squealed more times than I can count. I can’t wait for more.

Also, the production value of this book is incredible. It sounds like you’re listening to a movie and I loved everything about it. Thank you, Audible, for the advanced listener copy! These opinions are entirely my own.

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Loved this!

This was a great listen! It's a unique story with humor and a great plot twist! Really worth listening too!

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Funny and sweet!

It's been forever since I enjoyed a light hearted and sweet falling for someone story! Well narrated and both characters are totally relatable!

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Wow, glad I listened!

I really enjoyed the story, the narration was awesome and at the end it made me smile. We need stories like these right now.

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Happy Ever After

I don't like to leave reviews. But with everything going on today it the world. A little humor and happiness goes a long way... Enjoyed store line and narrations. will look for more books from this writer. all smiles....

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Cute Love Story, MUST LISTEN

I will be reading more by Cara Bastone. Easy listening and I didn't want it to end. I found myself smiling while enjoying the wonderful narrators and story.

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Loved this

This was a great listen. The narrators had my emotions going every which way. Every time I turned it off I couldn’t wait to listen again! I hope there will be a sequel.

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  • 07-31-21

O.M.G. !!!

i loved it!!!The dialogue, and the voices,just great!! going to start the next one now!

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  • 11-12-20

A Sweet Romance

This is a 3D audio story and I really enjoy listening to them. Hopefully audible will do more.
They really do bring the story to life.
Cal and Vera meet through a customer call centre when Vera rings up to make a complaint about her website. They spend 8 hours together on the telephone ☎️ 😲.
This is a fun listen that will keep you listening all the way to the end. Vera is fun and Cal is thoughtful and sweet.
I definitely recommend this to all romance readers.

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  • Henriette
  • 06-11-22

Brings audiobooks to a whole new level!


I was blown away by this audiobook! This performance brings audiobooks to a whole new level!

If you enjoy RomCom and would like to listen to a story, this is it! Seriously if you don’t have Audible, but like RomCom, try out Audible just so that you can listen to this story.

The narration with sound effects is just brilliant. I wanted to listen to this story in one go! I smiled A LOT and laughed out loud several times. Simply brilliant! Can’t wait to listen to more books in this series.

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  • MyRev-u
  • 08-25-21

Excellent

Excellent and unusual - with sound effects etc. Very enjoyable listen with excellent narrators. Would absolutely recommend to anyone.

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  • 06-29-22

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  • 06-18-22

Fun, light and absorbing

Loved the quirky conversations, characters and listening to the their relationship develop with all the very real misunderstandings and highs and lows

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  • 06-17-22

Really lovely

I absolutely enjoyed this. Such a sweet story! I enjoyed the narrators voices too. Clever sound effects and sweet meet cute 🥰

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  • K K Scott
  • 06-15-22

Could not finish

The narrator does an excellent job portraying the type of vapid American female I don’t care about. She is so unlikable and uninteresting I pulled the plug early.

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  • 06-05-22

A real surprise

When I downloaded this book, I was in two minds about it, but thought I would give it a go.
I am so glad that I did. Good story, with lots of humour.

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  • MazzyMaz
  • 05-31-22

Enjoyable Listen

Funny, intriguing, held my interest. Loved this book and totally fell in love with the characters. The narrators were excellent. I have already added another book by by Cara Bastone to my library 😊

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  • 02-03-22

Did This in a Day,

AND I WANNA DO IT AGAIN.

It has been so long since I’ve enjoyed a book like this one and I couldn’t stop listening, in any spare moment. I even snuck an AirPod during a quiet moment at work.

I love the premise and it’s so entertaining! I genuinely laughed- cackled at some of the jokes in this. Such a great listen and I couldn’t recommend this enough for some light and loving fun.

I just want to chase this feeling.

P.S. The performance was incredible, insanely immersive and the reading was so perfect.

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  • Leesa Blair
  • 01-28-22

5 stars all round !

Loved it ! The storyline & the performance were great. Light hearted, fun & an easy listen. Didn't want it to end !

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 01-07-22

Best book I've listened to ever

Don't walk, you had better run to listen to his book. It's amazing!!!!!!! Very well written and what a performance!!

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  • Ashleigh Smith
  • 06-27-22

Outstanding

Such a fresh book, the narrating and audio is next level!! So worth listening to!

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  • Jackie
  • 06-19-22

Such Fun!

This story is so cute and fun!
The context as an audiobook really heightens the experience and I loved listening in on all their conversations.
A little cheesy and predictable but in a good way.

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  • 06-18-22

feel good escapism!

I loved it. pretty much listened to it in one sitting, couldn't put it down!

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  • Linda D.
  • 06-11-22

Superb

What a truly lovely story something I have nearly experienced in my own life, but because of all the sanctions placed on the world it never went ahead. What a romance what a way to see Life take a turn for the bright side! I couldn’t Stop listening excellent

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-04-22

Great Story

No criticism of this delightful romantic tail, with lovely twists. However, the male lead sounded 30 years older than the female lead. Sack the casting director

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-01-22

In lpve with this story!

I love this book. it was so easy to hear at this book because it's so interesting and well written. The narrators were great! They did an excellent job. 10 out of 10 for me.

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  • Talluah Harper
  • 05-28-22

Excellent book

Well performed and well written. Loved this book and will be looking for more like this