Drilled

Blue Collar Bad Boys, Book 3
Narrated by: Candace Childs
Series: Blue Collar Bad Boys, Book 3
Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
Categories: Romance, New Adult
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Four years ago, my buddy's dying words to me were to watch out for his little sister. 

I did what he asked from afar, and when she graduated and got a job teaching kindergarten, I asked her to "housesit" for me since I'm hardly ever home when I'm working on the oil rig. 

But now I'm injured and have to recuperate at home, and my extra-curvy housesitter is anything but safe from me.

She's the homebody type. She'll make some man an excellent wife someday, be a good mother. She likes taking care of people. It would be wrong AF to take her the way I want to, but it would feel so right. 

When she comes to me for advice about how to get a boyfriend and how to keep him, I'm done playing her silent guardian. 

I'll teach her everything she needs to know about pleasing a man - me.

She says all she's ever really wanted to do was be a mama. And now I can't stop thinking of putting my baby in her belly.

Author's Confession: This story is trope soup and I loved every minute of writing it. Don't believe me? Older man/younger woman. First time. Roommates. Older brother's best friend. BBW heroine. Alpha real man hero. Guardian/ward. Breeding romance. Insta-lust. Heck, if I'd have given one of them amnesia, we'd have a serious drinking game!

©2017 Brill Harper (P)2019 Brill Harper

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Awesome book

This book was so good. I loved the characters. I really enjoy Brill Harper's writing style. The pace of the book was perfect. Loved the role reversal. I am just sorry the book was not longer.

Candace Childs did a great job with the narration. I received this free copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Hot and quick

This is a super fast listen but a sweet and hot story. Not a ton of backstory so I feel like I still have questions, but the romance and smexy bits are well worth it.

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A Hot Steamy read!

Absolutely Hot as hell listen! Wow a fantastic short story that will have you cranking up the air conditioning. The narrator does a fantastic job with the characters and voices of each character. I definitely recommend this book.

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A Sweet and Sexy Story

Drilled surprised me I thought it was going to be a straight erotic story but I was impressed I loved it . Its a sweet emotional story with a little sadness and of emotion and heat and a hea. I highly recommend this to read or listen too.

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Trope Fest

This book seriously has every trope you could ask for. The author even acknowledges if amnesia was included, we would have the whole set!

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I was pleasantly surprised.


To be honest I knew what I was walking into when I decided to take a chance on Drilled. Harper is not really known for her subtlety. However, I was pleasantly surprised. Rebecca and Graden sent hormones in the obvious direction, yet Harper gave a hint of a yank on the heartstrings and Childs dove in for the kill. Brill Harper and Candace Childs make a great team. Rebecca and Graden prove themselves to be a hot match.

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Liked it!

I’ve heard a few audiobooks recently that I’ve liked but Drilled was the first one that was so fun. Maybe because it was short and to the point? I will say the fast pace and likable characters definitely helped! Drilled is an insta – love romance with a whole bunch of tropes mixed in to make a sexy, off the charts hot cocktail of smutty goodness.

This quicky definitely delivered on the insta-love and the hot smexy times. Hearing some of the cheesy or OTT one liners made me smile (and a few times laugh) but I still really enjoyed listening to this one.

The narrator did a good job fitting a distinctive voice to each protagonist. It did take me a while to get used to Bec’s higher pitched voice during the dialogue parts. It felt a little weird that the character’s tone switched between a normal pitch and a higher pitch but it didn’t take away from the story and you could differentiate between the male and female characters, during each of their POVs.

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Short but full of all the feels!

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

This book is a typical insta-love story that was short and sweet. I adore Rebecca and Graden's love story. They are the perfect couple. Brill Harper is brilliant! You won't be disappointed!

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Fun and Steamy Novella

This was my first Brill Harper's book. This is the third audiobook in the Blue Collar Bad Boys Series. This is an older man / younger woman, and brother's best friend story. Rebecca and Graden's story is short, funny, and steamy. Candace Childs did a great job with the narration. This story is as expected, and I enjoyed listening to it.

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Cute Quick Listen

This is the first book for me by this author. It was a cute (and super hot) sweet book. It's a really short listen so I missed finding out how the male protagonist became the "bad boy" he is and just general character development. It was an enjoyable listen however, so if you are looking for a laid back quick story, I would recommend.
(I volunteered to review a free copy of this book)

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  • Delia Chavez
  • 10-16-19

Amazing Short Story!

I love Brill Harper's book and this book didn't disappointing. Grayden and Rebecca's story is HOT. Even though this book is short you get a little of everything. So good and wait to dive into the next book. The narration was great as well.

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  • blue_river @AudiobookObsession
  • 07-17-19

Drilled

This book had everything you would want for a best friend’s sister romance and so much more! Listening to the struggle and the way that these two came together was so much fun. This is a definite listen for those who want a quick romance without missing out on any of the good stuff.

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  • Amber N
  • 10-17-19

DANG!

So hot! Some great steamy scenes and verbal foreplay! I loved the on fire chemistry between them. The hero was described so yummily! Really loved his character as well. Not sure why she was so mad but glad for the happy ending. The narrator was very good and enjoyable.

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  • Shy G.
  • 08-25-19

My Thoughts on Drilled

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Drilled is a best friend's younger sister/older brother's best friend contemporary romance. There were several other troupes thrown in but that was the biggest one for me. It was a quick listen where the leading man promised his best friend before his death that he'd look out for his little sister. Our leading man does that from afar going so far as to ask her to house sit since he is often out working on an oil rig essentially giving her a free place to live when she graduates college. But when he sees her again now that she's all grown up they both find it hard to fight the attraction. And when she asks him for help getting and keeping a man like him, things will never be the same.

This book being so short kind of hindered some of my getting to know the characters better. I knew the important facts about them, but didn't really get to make that emotional connection I like. However, the writing was pretty solid and it held my attention.

The author and narrator were both new to me. I thought the narrator Candace Childs did a really good job. She had a nice overall voice and good distinction between the leading characters. When there is a male and female POV I always prefer dual or duet narration, but she still had a really good voice. As for the author Brill Harper, I would be interested in checking out more from her, preferably something a bit longer.

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  • tenisha
  • 08-02-19

Good Listen

Graden has been taking care of Rebecca since her brother passed from afar. Now she has moved in with him to help take care of him due to an injury. She now wants him to help her get a man and he wants her for himself. This quick love story will leave you panting.

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  • Cindy
  • 07-27-19

Drilled

Drilled was a fun way to spend the afternoon. It had seduction, sexual tension and hot and steamy scenes. It was short but well worth a listen. Brill Harper did a great job bringing this story to life. I received this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review.

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  • Terri D
  • 07-17-19

Drilling for life

This is a short, hot book about a man that promises his best friend he will take care of his little sister after he dies. Graydon never thought he would fall in love with Rebecca but he has and there’s no way he will give her up.

Candace Childs does a good job with this. Her Rebecca voice is a little too young sounding but overall I enjoyed listening.

I received a code to listen and review. It’s a strong 3 stars for me.

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  • Reggie
  • 07-11-19

Falling for best friend’s sister

Garden made a promise to his dying best friend...he will take care of his little sister. Garden kept that promise over the years...secretly paying for Rebecca’s college and condo...but staying away. When he’s injured on the job, he has to stay with Rebecca. He doesn’t count on his growing feelings for her. Rebecca doesn’t believe that she’s worthy of a good man. After all, no man really wants a curvy woman. When she asks for Graden’s help in learning the art of seduction, she can’t imagine where it will lead. Can Rebecca overcome her insecurities and find true love?

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  • Mickey
  • 06-29-19

OMG HOT 🔥

This may be a short book, but it’s off the charts H-O-T! I absolutely loved it! Candance did a terrific job with this narrative, and I look forward to listening to more books narrated by her. I will give the warning to be wearing your headphones when in public, yes it’s that hot 🥰
I received this audiobook in exchange for an honest review

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  • RC18
  • 06-29-19

Exactly what the author promised

Drilled is the 3rd book in Brill Harper’s Blue Collar Bad Boys but can easily be read as a stand alone book. It’s hard to believe that the author was able to pack so many loved tropes in this 2 1/2 hour audio. It was fun to listen in as Rebecca and Graden finally discover their mutual lust for one another. I did find the coarse language off-putting at times. I was happy to see the couple finally get there HEA.
Candace Child’s narration brought an energy to the story but at times her voice became a little high pitch for me.
I received an audible credit for this book