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Too Close to Touch Audiobook

Too Close to Touch

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Life gets complicated when love turns out to be nothing like you expected - and the woman you want is too close to touch. Gretchen Kaiser is a workaholic corporate honcho with issues - she’s got daddy issues, she’s got female-executive-in-a-man’s-world issues, and she’s got one-night-stand issues. What she doesn’t have are love issues. She isn’t looking for it, she doesn’t feel she needs it, and she doesn’t expect to find it…certainly not right under her nose.

Kylie O’Brien is the kind of girl who believes in true love and is willing to wait until it shows up at her door. Her best friend, Mick, would sweep her off her feet given the chance, but Mick doesn’t make Kylie feel the way true love should. And now Kylie has to worry about her new boss.... Gretchen Kaiser’s icy reserve makes life as her administrative assistant a challenge. It doesn’t matter one damn bit that Gretchen is extremely attractive with a voice as rich and smooth as melted chocolate. It absolutely doesn’t…

©2006 Georgia Beers (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Me & My Girls 06-01-14 Member Since 2017

    Thanks and respect to the women that served and paid a high price. You are still gorgeous Shi; your scars make you even more beautiful.

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    "Too close to the formula"

    My daughter has exposed me to new types of literature in the last three years; both in audio as well as written form. One of these is lesbian fiction. Some of these works are excellent and I've enjoyed listening to them and discussing them with her. I thought for a time that this would be one of the most positive experiences in the genre. Then began the whole lack of communication leading to misunderstandings; insecurities boil over and the whole why would she want me angst and I was soon searching for a diversion until some sort of resolution was finally reached. In the end I gave it three stars due the protracted playing out of the drama that seriously detracted a great deal from this audiobook. Because while I liked the characters almost universally; the long contrived pseudo romantic dance became too tiresome and managed to pull down the rest of the work.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    cjirishlez 06-06-16
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    "Love it"

    I've never heard of Georgia Beers before. I looked at the other reviews and agree this is a good book. The relationship between Gretchen and Kylie is not rushed and is realistic loved that. Also liked the woman where around my age. I enjoyed this book. Also Abby is my favorite narrator. Every book I've bought with her has been wonderful.

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    Desmond Clark Dothan AL 36303 03-02-16
    Desmond Clark Dothan AL 36303 03-02-16 Member Since 2012

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    "Hot hot hot"

    Who weeeeee - that Georgia Beers is a writing ass! I mean the intricate ins and outs of relationships and the deep in depth emotional roller coaster of feelings is absolutely the best ever!! Keep on writing Ms Beers you da best! That Abby is a reading ass -- she could read the phone book and make it sound good! Keep on reading!! A+++ great read!

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    KJ 04-06-14
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    "Not sure who I was supposed to be rooting for..."
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    I am a Georgia Beers fan, I have read several of her books and enjoyed them immensely. That is probably why I was so disappointed in this read. The characters didn't develop fully for me, mostly coming across as one-dimensional, self-centered and not very likable. I wasn't sure which pairing I was supposed to be rooting for, with the one semi-sympathetic character losing in the end in more ways than one. <br/><br/>But the greatest distraction for me was the narration. The deeper or masculine voices were done with a weird, scratchy affect that ended up sounding like Danny from the Shining saying "redrum." Lines that seemed to be part of a normal conversation were delivered with tones of anger or seduction that threw off the whole story. I found it really hard to get involved fully in the story when I was so put off by the narration.

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    Susie Santa Cruz, CA, United States 01-08-13
    Susie Santa Cruz, CA, United States 01-08-13 Member Since 2012

    I'm Audible's first Editor-at-Large, the host of In Bed with Susie Bright -- and a longtime author, editor, journo, and bookworm. I listen to audio when I'm cooking, playing cards, knitting, going to bed, waking up, driving, and putting other people's kids to bed! My favorite audiobooks, ever, are: "True Grit" and "The Dog of the South."

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    "Competing with Your Boss for the Same Woman!"

    Mick finds out that the woman she was buying drinks for at the bar last night is her new boss, Gretchen. Uh-oh!

    To makes things more awkward, they end up falling for the same girl; Kyle, the office brown nose. It's not going to be a fair competition, though— Gretchen is a Meryl-Streep-Devil-Wears-Prada-type boss who won't give up. Her best erotic weapon? An icy reserve that could freeze liquid mercury.

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    Sab 05-23-17
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    "Loved it"

    I really enjoy Georgia beers' stories, especially when read by Abby Craden, she does have a sexy voice, but sometimes she reads so quickly that it seems as if she wants to finish her reading, not really savoring the moment...
    So, Ms Craden, slow down a little...

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    scheliece sankey 03-01-17 Member Since 2016
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    "omg i love this."

    i love this soooo much. now sequel for mic and then jewelry. you have to tell there story.

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    "Great combo"

    The Georgia Beers, Abby Craden combo cannot be topped. Loved this book. Another good one from Beers. It's a repeater.

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    D'Andre 12-17-16
    D'Andre 12-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Spot on!!!"

    Georgia Beers writes incredible stories, and this is no different. I can seriously listen to anything Abby Cardenas narrates, she does such a beautiful job. Thanks for sharing your talent with us Georgia, and Abby.

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    Heather Dodge 07-23-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Fantastic"

    An apt portrayal of one woman with power struggling with attraction to a subordinate. Both women have power but in a world of business where sexual harassment is a real possibility, each woman struggles with attraction and workplace morality.

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  • Crackdown
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    "A better than expected story."

    This was a story that was better than I thought it would be, narrator did an admirable job as well.

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  • Dawn
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    "Best book I've read in a long time"

    Great story, had me glued from start till finish. A lovely lesbian romance. Definitely worth a read

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  • Eero
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    "Good light hearted romance"

    Surprisingly good for modern romance as our main characters are equal in their romance which is nice change from today's typical romance where there feels to be always domineering and submissive persons which writer tries to make reader believe that they are equals in their partnership. Only thing what I didn't like in story arc was prolonged back and forth between character as they go through if its OK to date someone from the work and is it love or lust. And this is ended by tragedy which drives characters to decide that love is more important than anything else. This kind of plot twist always tickle me wrong way, as it says that persons can't be happy without some kind of tragedy in their lives, which feels just wrong kind of message in my mind. Writing of book is easy and fast to read and tone of writing is light, so book is very good for light reading. Book differentiated itself from other romance book somewhat by using all knowing third person view in writing instead of from character point of view (aka first person) Reader is pleasant to listen, even though she don't differentiate characters sound from each other very much, but that don't matter in third person narration, what this book uses, because every time character speaks or thoughts it's mentioned which character's turn it is to be in spotlight.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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