Decree Absolute

Narrated by: Megan Green
Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
Categories: LGBT, Romance
4 out of 5 stars (31 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Jessica Barron no longer believes in love. 

Her first husband died tragically and she discovers her second husband in flagrante with their children’s nanny. But with the faithless pair gone, her parents holidaying overseas, and her friend Amy in no state to assist, the Leeds divorce advocate can’t juggle the demands of her job with the care of her children, Luke and Gemmy, who she is emotionally estranged from. Jessica needs a new nanny, and fast. 

Renée Arden is over relationships. Reeling from a recent breakup, the Home Solution Agency owner is temporarily homeless. When Jessica mistakes her for a staff member, the solution is obvious. Renée will step in as nanny. 

On their initial meeting Jessica and Renée clash. But desperate times call for desperate measures and the women put aside their differences. Both women, in their own way, need each other. 

Renée’s efficient running of the household enables Jessica to reconnect with her children and their relationship moves from professional to friendship, with the possibility of so much more. 

But circumstances and supposed friends conspire against them. 

Further heartbreak, hidden truths and secret desires test their fledgling relationship. 

Decree Absolute…the end is a new beginning. Or is it?

©2018 W A Cooper (P)2018 W A Cooper

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Decree Absolute

Confident and strong willed women! Combining two of them together can lead to fireworks!
Two very strong, determined minded women who are attracted to each other. Threatened to be exposed to society for their love for each other.

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Good Book

This book held my attention, the narration was ok it got better as the chapters went on.

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Worth the time to listen

Loved this book, great story, characters well developed narration was excellent.
Hope there will be more books from this writer.

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I’m sorry 😐 but this story was very difficult to get through because the narration was terrible. The voice was not conducive to enjoyable listening. The story itself was actually okay but I couldn’t finish it.

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good story, but not finessed

I liked the story, but it felt like the cobbled together final rough draft with abrupt (or no) transitions.

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Enjoyable book with average narrating

This was a new author and narrator for me and I'm so glad I had the opportunity to listen. While this narrator's voice isn't my favorite, it didn't effect my ability to enjoy the book. There are several issues that pop up in the storyline that are totally unexpected but add to the complexity of book and add value. I look forward to listening to more from this author.

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Another great story by W A Cooper!

W A Cooper... Never fails to deliver!”
It was as very good book that was hard to put down when reading it. I felt the same way when listening to it. The story was well written and was Narrated so well that it made me yearn to keep listening to find out what happens next. Well done!”

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Grating

This might have been a decent book but the droning voice of the narrator made it impossible to listen to, maybe Kindle would be the way to go.

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Decent but not epic!

Overall, I enjoyed this book. The premise was nothing new, but still interesting but the narrator took a little time to get used to. A quarter of the book thru, it wasn't that bad. I think the plot started to get a little out of hand but I just shook my head and drove on. Ultimately, it was a decent book. I would listen to his author again, but please thi K about a new narrator!

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  • Deedra
  • 01-25-19

Decree Absolute

I really liked this book.It was fast paced and had a good storyline.Jessica walks in on her husband shagging the nanny.She kicks his butt out and gets the best nanny ever.All sorts of things stand in her way to happiness. Megan Green is a fne narrator.I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.

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  • Nicola J Hardy
  • 12-18-18

really enjoyed this one

really enjoyed this one, the narration was good considering she had to do a variety of accents and people including male voices aswell , the story kept me gripped especially towards the end , had a great bit of drama and I loved the kids in this book ! they made me laugh, I would definitely recommend this book
looking forward to more of this authors work

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  • Jude
  • 11-07-19

Good story and characters, strange ending

This enemies-to-lovers / ice queen romance was really good until I got to the last part. And then it got too much. Way too much. It’s definitely worth reading nevertheless, but know the end is OTT.

Jessica Barron is a well-known solicitor in Leeds (England), specializing in divorce, which is kinda ironic since when we first meet her, she finds out her husband is cheating on her with the nanny. She gets rid of both offenders – fires the nanny, files for divorce – which leaves her in need of another live-in nanny to help her take care of her two young children, Luke and Gemmy. Renée Arden, the owner of the Home Solution Agency, needs a place to stay after breaking up with her girlfriend so when Jessica mistakes her for “just” an employee, she goes with it. At first, they can’t stand each other, what with Jessica being haughty and bordeline rude, but Renée is so good at making her life easier that she ends up realizing how precious she’s become to her.

I really enjoyed the first part, with Jessica trying to regain control of her life. For years, because of her husband’s recklessness, she’s had to work non-stop to pay for the extravagant Italian-style house he insisted on building. Her children don’t really know her any more, and a huge part of the process of rebuilding her life goes through getting their affection back. Besides her husband’s infidelity, Jessica is also coping with the loss of the love of her life, her first husband Damian, whom she never stopped grieving. She reluctantly lets Renée in, and finds she doesn’t always have to protect herself. Once she realizes she’s fallen in love with her, she takes it in stride. A little internal struggle would have made it a tad more plausible, though.

There’s a lot of grief in Jessica’s life, and I felt the story should have stopped when she finally got some balance back. The last part of the book felt like it could have been another story, tacked on at the end.

As for the narration, it was rather good, despite the sometimes odd pronunciation of French words (Renée is half-French) and funny accents of some of the French characters. But at least I understood the words, even when they weren’t said correctly, so it could have been a lot worse.

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  • Crypto70
  • 02-26-19

Paint by numbers romance with no heart

Simplistic over melodramatic plot. Poor characterisation and read as if it was a children's story

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  • Kerry
  • 02-20-19

Just couldn’t get into

Despite trying, I could not get into this book, it felt like it was written by a teenager. Basic storyline, a lot of swearing and I found the narration quite annoying.