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Hail Mary

Narrated by: Sean Crisden, Jillian Macie
Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
4 out of 5 stars (279 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

At a boxing gym in Chicago, Mary Monahan accidentally knocks out the most handsome man she's ever met. After she wakes him up with a few slaps and some smelling salts, the very first thing he does is ask her out for ribs and beer. His name is Jimmy. He looks like a Gillette model. And he's just too hunky to resist.

Jimmy "The Falcon" Falconi is mystified that Mary has absolutely no idea who he is. Mystified and refreshed. He is, after all, not your everyday NFL quarterback. He shops at Costco, has a soft spot for Pinterest, and is in the midst of an epic losing streak.

Jimmy falls for Mary fast and hard, the way he does everything - balls out and like it's fourth and long. And he realizes he's finally met his match. That stamina he's so proud of? Doesn't stand a chance against her Kegels.

But what they don't know is she's also his new physical therapist, recently hired by the Bears to work on his rotator cuff...and groin injury. If she can't help him, he'll be traded faster than they can say "offensive penetration". Contains mature themes.

©2016 Nicola Rendell (P)2017 Tantor

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Baller vs. Butterball (you'll see lol)

Listened to this one on Audible and really enjoyed the performances given by Sean Crisden and Jillian Macie. I laughed out loud so many times. The story was interesting sprinkled with a little emotional angst and a twist. Not to mention the down and dirty delivered by a sexy, sweet, Quarterback. Very light read/listen. Perfect companion for a rainy day doing chores. Made me feel like I had friends keeping me company. The kind of friends that always put a smile on your face and make you feel like you're getting away with something whenever you hang together. If you're looking to be entertained, this should hit the spot perfectly. I believe it's my favorite Sean Crisden narration to date!! Plain simple fun!!

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Oh Jimmy you`re so fine.

Big fan of Nicole Rendell`s books so I was very excited to listen to her first audiobook.
Jillian Macie portrayed Mary perfectly for me, Sean has one of the loveliest, deepest and sexy voice`s I have heard in a while. If you want a love story with lots of deep and passionate moments, and let’s not forget smoking hot sex scenes look no further.

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HAWT!

This was sooo funny, spontaneous barks of laughter are guaranteed so maybe don’t listen to this in a public place where people might think you are loony. Mostly, this was soooo HAWT! that again you may not want to listen to this where strangers might see you blush, or become breathy, or neeedy (spelling mistake on purpose), and you might melt into your seat. Make sure the audio cannot be heard by others, just to spare them the embarrassment of envy… It is soooo gooood.

The narrators of the audible version of this book made it come ALIVE! My hat goes off to narrator Jillian Macie who made Mary such a likeable, admirable heroine; and OMG to narrator Sean Crisden who as the voice of Jimmy seduced Mary (and ME!!!) with his ahhmazing voice characterisation through the alpha moments, the vulnerable moments, the tender ones and the incredible erotic moments. Hatchiwawa! Of course, thanks go to the author first of all.

I thoroughly enjoyed the audible experience of this book. At first it took me a while to get used to the voices, especially the voice of Jimmy, but I adjusted and then loved him. This is despite the fact that he has sex on the brain and uses the F word as a noun, adjective, verb, adverb, exclamation… you get the idea. So if you can’t handle coarse language, a lot of vanilla sex with a dash of kink, then this book is not for you. If you can handle what I mention, you will really have fun and a blazing vicarious intimate experience. It’s not all about sex though, there is a lot of heart and I was very satisfied with the happy ever after in this story.

P.S. I learned so much about American football without being force-fed the information. I felt I was at the stadium in the crowd, on the field and the locker rooms. I imagine romance lovers with a love of football will find this book a treat. Funny cover, eh?

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  • KS
  • 02-09-18

Overkill on the female narration of sex scenes

Every time she read a sex scene the female narrator would get all slow & husky with her voice. It was too much.

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Hail Mary! Yes!

I laughed and cried. And laughed some more. This story has a good balance. Realistic characters that will have you cheering and wanting to slap sense into them. My heart had a workout. Wishing there were more books. I must confess, I purchased this audible because it was on sale! If I had known how good it was, I would have paid full price!
The narrators were very entertaining. Sean Crisden was fantastic. Will look for more of his work. Loved it! Thank you Nicola Rendell!

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  • Me
  • 09-08-17

Read it don't listen to it

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Read it!

What other book might you compare Hail Mary to and why?

What didn’t you like about Sean Crisden and Jillian Macie ’s performance?

Sean Crisden should never narrate a woman!!!!

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Long but Worth it

I found this book to be a bit long. The story kept my attention despite it's length. It was so cute that Mary didn't know who Jimmy really was. It was cute that the first thing she does is knock him out. Love a strong woman. The narrators did an excellent job with the story, personalities and characters.

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LOVED IT!!

This book was so good! Had some very funny, laugh out loud parts and was just so good. I never wanted to stop listening. The narrators were perfect as well! Definitely looking for other books from this author.

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Adorable story

This whole storyline and plot were absolutely adorable. The narration was great, my only complaint is that the author spent 55 chapters making the reader fall in love with this couple only to rush the ending... The whole audible is over 10 hours long but the end of the book is 4 minutes. it was very irritating watching Mary and Jimmy fall in love but not really get to see they're ending. Yes they do get married in the last chapter but the author doesn't elaborate more than a quickie wedding ceremony and that she tells him She's pregnant. I would have loved to see him and her build a life together or at least see a glimpse into what their future looks like... As in: does she keep working, does he continue to play football, is there baby a boy or girl etc.... but overall I do think it's a good read and was worth it a credit. I probably won't read any more from this author though, I can't stand a rushed ending

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Great Book

This was a great book. I love the erotic parts, but more than anything I enjoyed it was just about sex. I have read those books that all the context was, was just sex, no real storyline. This was not that type of book. Yes it was erotic, but it also has a great storyline.

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  • Heroesinbooks
  • 03-31-18

5 Hail Mary Stars

This is one of my favourite books to read and it was absolutely superb in Audio. Sean Crisden as Jimmy is totally swoonworthy. His voice gives me goose bumps. Jillian Macie definitely delivers too. This sports themed, passionate, funny and beautiful book is so lovely. Highly recommend.

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  • SamK
  • 08-29-18

LOOOOVVVED!!!

“I want to love you so hard that it takes your breath away.” 5+ “Cool to shop at Costco” Stars!!!!! I absolutely ADORED this story! I fell so hard for Jimmy - he was PERFECTION wrapped up in a hot as sin body!!! I loved the way he pursued Mary and how he didn’t hide his feelings either; I loved how much he cared for his niece; I loved his sense of humour; I loved his dedication to his sport... I could go on forever! Let’s just say that If someone like Jimmy Falconi actually existed, I would be vying for his attention too!!! And Mary was such a cool heroine! Other than her minor freak out towards the end (which I could kinda understand), I loved her too!!

This was my first time reading a book by Nicola Rendell and I was immediately hooked on her addictive narrative! I loved that this was a perfect story with an equal balance between the romance, humour, sexiness and the sports. And there weren’t any immature or predictable bumps along the way like crazy exes, misunderstandings with female fans or running away when the feelings got real. These two characters owned up to their feelings early on and went with it!!! I can’t say enough of how much I LOVED everything about this book! Oh, I did listen on audiobook and the narrators were perfection!! I just LOOOVE Sean Crisden and he played Jimmy to the T!!! PERFECT!!!!!