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Cocky Roomie: Jake Cocker: Cocker Brothers

The Cocky Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Faleena Hopkins
Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4.5 out of 5 stars (533 ratings)
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This Story Is Sexy

Publisher's Summary

In Atlanta, Georgia, the Cocker Brothers have certainly earned their nickname - The Cocky Brothers. Their daddy taught them to be real men. Their momma told them, "Hold out for a different kind of woman." They have one thing in common: arrogance. Jake Cocker's younger brother Jeremy has just enlisted in the Marines, leaving him without a roommate. Jake wasn't aiming to live with a woman, but when a curvy, newly single, smart-ass who's at the end of her rope answers his ad, he changes his mind right quick, but mostly out of pity. Is Drew Charles different enough to tame a wild heart like Jake's?

©2016 Faleena Hopkins (P)2016 Faleena Hopkins

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OH MY GOD!!! FRIST IMPRESSIONS ARE AWESOME

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This book is great. It is southern sweetness at its best. There are five more Cocker brothers so please please please give me A Cocky Seanator, Hip Hop Mogule, Biker, Marine and Cowboy.

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A CRACKER OF A COCKER!

I came across this book by accident & I am so glad I did.
Drew's marriage has come to an end & she decides to start afresh outside her small hometown. This leads her to answer a rather unique 'roommate wanted' ad which brings her in contact with a younger man who she consequently finds she has an unwelcome but distinctly 'HOT' attraction to.
Although I'm not a fan of big age gaps between couples, this relationship never felt out of place....the chemistry between Jake & Drew felt real.
This story, although predictable, was highly enjoyable & the narration was one of the best single narrations I've heard. Narrated by the author Faleena Hopkins...I found she gave this book a real authentic kick & was able to inject her true meaning into the words spoken, which I think could easily have been lost with just reading it myself.
I found myself smiling, laughing out loud & generally just cheering for Drew & Jake. Fantastic audio...well done Faleena 👏

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Don't let the author/narrator scare you- this one is excellent!

Ok, Ok, I totally underestimated this audible book. When I started the playback, I realized the author was also the narrator- which should have resulted in an immediate PASS had I payed closer attention. Boy, am I glad my finger made that confirmation click while my brain was doing something else! Ms. Hopkins' writing is excellent, but her damn good voice acting takes the experience way beyond that to completely immerse the listener. I swear, I could easily imagine everything (and I do mean EVERYTHING...whew...is it hot in here??) I hope to god that other authors who are thinking of narrating their books in the future will refer to this one to better gauge whether this is a good idea or not. Now, back to the book- great storyline, hot sexy action, a hunky alpha male- all coming together beautifully. This one makes it over the insanely high bar over to the less than 1% of my >1500 titles that I will listen to a second time. (So yeah- that makes me analogous to the serial dating manwhores where books are concerned, therefore I know what I'm talkin bout.) You're welcome 😉 - now go ahead and click with confidence. Ms. Hopkins- I sure hope you don't make us wait too long to get better acquainted with the rest of the Cocker brothers- hurry up!!!!

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Cocker Brother

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jake is soo cocky and soo hot !!! I hope there are more stories for these Cucker brothers in the near future. It was not too long so I was able to listen to it without interruption.

Which character – as performed by Faleena Hopkins – was your favorite?

Good narration and story by the author

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JAKE IS TRULY SWOON WORTHY!!

What made the experience of listening to Cocky Roomie the most enjoyable?

It was a good story, I liked it!

What other book might you compare Cocky Roomie to and why?

Its a romance book...with a sweet alpha main character and a great girl...many out there...this one is good!

What does Faleena Hopkins bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I thought she did a great job with the narration!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes!

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** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **

Drew needs a new roomie, and Jake has a room! He tries to intimidate her, but she is sold on his place! They settle in, and of course there is an attraction. As they get to know each other, they find they have a lot in common...She discovers how family oriented this guy is and even thought they almost miss this connection...they end up with an amazing HEA!!!! I cant wait to hear more from this series....I think it going to be a good one!!!!

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Nah

Wish I hadn't wasted my time. It's trite, predictable and shallow. I didn't realize it was narrated by the author or that would have been enough reason to give it a pass, I learned that lesson long ago, but now I have the opportunity to not spend any more money or waste any more time on this author.

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Narrator Ruined this Book

Just No - No - No -
The Narration of this book is AWFUL!!!! The story line was great and I would love to continue this series, but I can't via audio. Maybe one day I will pick these back up in written form. The author needs to simply keep writing and let someone else do the narration. First off, I'm from the South and if you are too - do not get this book you will cringe at the narrators attempt of a Southern accent.

Again, I liked the story and the characters were so very likable. I would love to know the story of the remaining brothers, but the narration was SO BAD it deterred me from the story and listening to anymore.

If someone like Andi Arnt had been the narrator of story this would have been a 5 star for me!

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I understand She is from Georgia but come on!

What did you like best about Cocky Roomie? What did you like least?

The reader was WAY over the top!

What didn’t you like about Faleena Hopkins’s performance?

I love a southern draw as much as the next guy but this was way too much! It took away from the story and I found myself rolling my eyes so many times I just had to put the book down.

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I understand wanting to be the reader of your own book but in this case I think really took away from the content of the book. When the reader becomes all you are thinking about its hard to get in to the story. I was not able to finish this book on audio but I will give it some time and try to read the Ebook.

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Good book but.....

This was a good book but not worth the credit. The previous reviews had such high ratings that I thought it might be worth the credit even though it was a short book. It was decent but I would recommend to wait for it to go on sale. It is a series and if all of them are short and cost the same amount it will cost close to $100 to listen to the series. It also took me a couple of chapters to adjust to the narration. It wasn't bad but I don't feel like the voice went well with the characters.

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Nicely done,

I was concerned when the author was to read her own book. However,I she did a fantastic performance. I look forward to hearing from her soon.

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  • Louise Bishop
  • 02-09-18

Great Characters

A fast paced storyline and wonderful narration by the author. Good to see a stong female protagonist that the reader can respect.

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  • Charlene McNaughton
  • 05-14-18

Phenomenal Cocky Roomie

Loved it all, the narration, the context, made you feel like part of the story, a must read / listen for Romance lovers