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I thought I had it all - the perfect life, with the perfect arrangement, with the perfect guy.

To the world, Kevin Peyton is the heartthrob Oscar nominee. To me, he's my best friend, with some sexy benefits.

But then I got a taste of his world. A world where being mobbed by fans, violated by intruders, and stripped of all privacy is the norm. I never realized how brutal being in the spotlight would be.

I didn’t fit into his world. I didn’t fit into his plans. I only wish I’d discovered that before falling in love with him and changing the game plan.

Sometimes changing the game plan changes more than the game. Sometimes it changes your everything.

©2018 Ryleigh Sloan (P)2019 Ryleigh Sloan

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Loved It

This was my first book I have listened to by Ryleigh Sloan and it blew me away. I absolutely loved the story of kevin and Claire.

I dont think I have ever been disappointed from a book narrated by Erin Mallon! She is one of those narrators I could listen to all the time!

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Nothing Cliche About this one!

Are you sure this is a debut novel? This well written, entertaining friends with benefits to lovers story is so much fun! Claire and Kevin have been best friends forever, and friends with benefits for years. Kevin, a successful Hollywood actor and Claire running her family business each have their own careers, but when together the sparks fly. Now as feelings change, will their relationship survive? I absolutely loved this story. Kevin is a wonderful man, and even though in the public eye does his best to keep his private life private. Claire is fun, flirty and has all the emotions attached that I would too! They are magic together, and I love the fun banter. The family dynamic between Claire and her sister, Kim is so realistic and their secondary story is beautiful. Sloan has a winning combination of characters and I loved it!

Erin Mallon brings their story to life, enhancing it with her talent. She truly can find the personalities of the characters, hone in and make them real with her voices. I loved her performance, as always!

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Great first time audiobook author

I really liked it. Great job and Erin is awesome as always 😊 thanks for the book

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Nothing cliche about this romance

This was an incredibly sweet take on the classic friends to lovers romance. The writing was fantastic, the journey was long and torturous, and the narration was spot on.

This was a new author for me and I will be looking out for her work in the future.

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Loved it!

I really enjoyed this book. It had great characters, good drama, and great writing! Erin Mallon, once again, was a perfect joy to listen to. She is an insta-buy narrator.

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Friends to Lovers! ❤️

Such a fun story of friends to lovers! Long time best friends finding their way to something more. Just the right amount of angst and drama to keep you wanting to hear what happens next.

Erin is always amazing narrator and she did not disappoint!

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Great Story & Narration🎧 Heartfelt & Steamy🔥

This is my first book by Ryleigh Sloan and I enjoyed everything about it, from her wonderful writing style to the interesting storylines and characters she created. The characters are likable and nicely developed. Claire and Kevin were best friends, turned friends with benefits. They never really discussed their relationship or feelings, it all just happened and they were ok with that. Claire was helping run her family’s business and Kevin was becoming a successful actor he was away often, shooting on location or in Hollywood but they made it work. I loved these two together, it is like they were made for each other and the chemistry between them smoking hot. With Kevin’s success in Hollywood comes more challenges, crazed fans and paparazzi, he wants to protect Claire from it and keep her sheltered. He devises a plan to throw the paparazzi off by fake dating his co-star though Claire is not sure what to think of this. I was rooting for Kevin and Claire, it was heartbreaking to see their relationship unravel. I liked how well plotted this story is, there are some fun and heart warming moments, as well as drama, angst and plenty of hot romance. And it was amazing what Claire did for her sister. Ryleigh Sloan, thank you for this great story and the emotional rollercoaster ride. I am looking forward to checking out more of your work.

I listened to the Audible edition, Erin Mallon is a wonderful narrator and voice performer. She brings these characters to life, give each their own distinct sound and personality, making it easy to follow the story and who is who. She does an great job projecting the emotions of the characters as well as the drama of the story into her performance. She is an entertaining storyteller and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for another great listen🎧

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Loved the Hollywood vibe

I received this audio book free for an honest review. This was an awesome story. Loved the sexy Kevin and the sensitive Claire. The romance made me laugh and cry. The twist in the middle was unexpected. The location, being South Africa, is not a typical location. Couldn't turn off this audiobook. The author did an excellent job with this story and keeping the listener's attention. The narrator is one of my favorites. She is fabulous with the voices, their personalities and their character. She enhances every story she narrates.

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GOOD.. & A CLICHÉ ROMANCE IT’S NOT

Well Ms Sloan, for a debut novel you certainly exceeded my expectations with this very unusual love story about two successful childhood friends now living in different States who effortlessly move into an easy ‘friends-with-benefits’ relationship whenever they can. However, their worlds are so very different, Kevin’s a heartthrob Actor and Oscar nominee and Claire wants nothing to do with the limelight so keeping it casual is the only option for these two lovers. Until Claire realizes she doesn’t just love him.. she’s fallen IN love with him too - and that’s when this story takes a very different and unique route from the norm to get to the HEA.. but it wasn’t love but lifestyle that derailed this couple for quite a while because the love oozed from the chapters.

Now I couldn’t write a pamphlet, a brochure or even a short novella let alone a full bodied four star book.. so well done Rayleigh.. but I can be a picky prune sometimes when it comes to romance so my comments now are why, for me, this was missing a star. I personally would’ve liked more descriptions invoking more colorful mental images.. the sex scenes, although hot n heavy, IMO, lacked something making them a bit more functional than fiery.. and there could’ve been additional emotional scenes after the sister ‘event’ which would’ve expanded the ‘feel good’ family feeling further instead of stopping at the event. However, this well narrated love story DID definitely keep me invested into just how things were going to work out for Claire and Kevin and it kept me listening way into the night.

Worth a credit? Erin did a great job as always with narration and yes, I think this is creditworthy.

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a twist on the best friends to lovers romance

I cant believe this was Ryleigh's debut book! Claire and Kevin (a famous movie star) are best friends with benefits and it worked great for them until they realized there was more than just hot sex and easy friendship.
Claire is a bit camera shy and private and Kevin realizes his lifestyle is going to be hard for her. Fun times, sweet moments and some angst fueled tears until they get their HEA. Erin is the sole narrator on this one and honestly her man voice just does it for me! when she solo narrates I know I'm getting a great performance!!

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  • Cindy
  • 12-06-20

Cliche

I really enjoyed Cliche. It was fun and entertaining, and I loved both Kevin and Claire. Their friends to friends-with-benefits to lovers story was sweet and emotional. The storyline with Claire's sister was an added bonus. Erin Mallon is a favorite narrator of mine and, as always, she did a wonderful job bringing this story to life.
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  • blue_river @AudiobookObsession
  • 03-21-21

Cliche

This is definitely a complex relationship with both distance and feelings. The characters are strong and lovable and had me wanting to smack them at times and just admit their feelings to each other. I really enjoyed both the writing and narration of this book.

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  • serenechaosnyc
  • 11-11-20

Emotional

This is a really good story- it is a friends (with benefits) to more story but I have to admit that I felt like that aspect dragged a bit long. Claire didn't want to be in the center of the spotlight but her best friend and love, Kevin, was an A-list actor. So he came up with an idea to pretend to be in a relationship with someone else (that aspect was actually generally low angst though it generated some concerns with Claire). He and she were both hesitant, in fact, at being open with the relationship which led to a bit of drama and angst and as mentioned, it dragged a bit. One thing I have to say though is that to me, the real strength of this story came when Claire was interacting with her sister. The last bit really spoke to me and I loved the way the story resolved with a deeper relationship between the sisters. Overall, an emotional and well done story.

Erin Mallon is always great and is one of the best narrators at playing both male and female characters. I wish that the story was done in both a male and female POV so we could have also had a male narrator (and more insight into Kevin's thoughts).

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  • tenisha
  • 11-10-20

Good Listen

Claire and Kevin has been with each other forever until he goes off and hits it big. He brings Claire into his other life and tries to protect her from the spotlight. They have never put a label to their relationship and when Claire tells him her feelings, everything changes. She does something selfless for her sister and realizes that she can't hide forever. This is a book that takes you on an emotional ride with Claire and Kevin. Good Narration. 🎧 Audiobook Obsession

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  • Shy G.
  • 06-21-20

My Thoughts on Cliché

This was an excellent introduction to this author. It absolutely makes me want more. I loved Claire and Kevin. I loved their friendship and their relationship and just their overall vibe together. I sometimes wished that I could see things from Kevin's POV but this was really well written and there was a lot going on with Claire both when it came to Kevin and outside of her relationship with him. So it worked that things were only told from her view. I loved the Epilogue but kind of felt like the last chapter before that was kind of unnecessary. Overall it was a great story though. And Erin Mallon was great on the narration. If I've got to have a book with only the female POV she is a perfect narrator to really make the most of it.

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  • JuttaS
  • 01-21-20

Good narration and enjoyable story

Erin Mallon did a good job bringing the characters and story to life.

I enjoyed this story. I liked the characters. They made me chuckle with what they got up to.

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  • Carolyn Boyer
  • 01-08-20

Great steamy Listen/ read

What a great story line and characters, this was my first book by this author and I cant wait for more!!
The narrator did a great job with this audio book!!! I recommend as a must listen/read! Listen and find out about Kevin and Claire's story!! Thank you Audiobook Obsession Review Group for another great audio book

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  • Dawn Fuhrman
  • 12-31-19

What a way to Debut!

I loved everything about this story. Friends to lovers is only the beginning! Claire and Kevin have been friends forever, but can Claire fit into the life Kevin leads? I loved how Kevin made it work for them. He is able to keep things private so when things heat up, it is just between Claire and Kevin. This was a glimpse into what it would be like to date a star. I completely felt as if I was a part of this story as I got sucked into their world. THis is a fun, romantic and sexy story that is a must read for all romance fans.

Erin Mallon's performance is flawless. Her sweet voice brings out the sweetness and innocence to the world of fame that Claire has. I could not imagine a better narrator for Claire. Ms. Mallon has a great male voice as well. She narrated Kevin exactly as I imagined him. Erin Mallon brought this story to life and enhanced its experience.

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  • Keisha
  • 12-30-19

good story

This was such a good read/listen. Great writing and characters. Good storylines with Claire and Kevin's changing relationship and with Claire and her sister. So many emotions while enjoying this book.
I loved loved loved the narrator. she brought the characters, the emotions and story to life.
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  • Dektolia
  • 12-24-19

Cliche

This is the first book I've read by Ryleigh Sloan and I really liked the writing style. I would be interested in reading more by this author. I didn't really connect with the characters though, so I wanted to give the story 3.5 stars. I would recommend Cliche to fans of contemporary romance, especially those with more extended timelines (not love at first sight).

I thought Erin Mallon's narration was great.

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  • Jade B
  • 11-07-19

Cliche

This book was good, I went into it blind but once I started I couldn't put it down and listened to it in 1 day. I really enjoeyed the story and the characters