• Huddle Up

  • 'Fantasy' Football, Season 3
  • By: Liz Matis
  • Narrated by: Christine Padovan
  • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
  • 3.9 out of 5 stars (72 ratings)

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Huddle Up

By: Liz Matis
Narrated by: Christine Padovan
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Publisher's summary

When Angel O'Malley is left penniless by her deceased father's gambling debts, she is forced to sue pro football player Billy Burner for child support. Blindsided with a five-year-old daughter, he tackles fatherhood with the same commitment he gives to the game, but he has his eye on a bigger prize: Angel's heart.

She agrees to Billy's plan to play house to ensure the new father makes no rookie mistakes. Though their passions burn hotter than ever they must overcome old betrayals, past hurts, and new insecurities if they are to prevent history from repeating itself.

Can a long-ago summer love turn into an everlasting one?

©2014 Liz Matis (P)2014 Liz Matis

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Love the Fantasy Football series!

What did you love best about Huddle Up?

I love the tongue in cheek way the author has with describing the characters' thoughts, especially Billy when he meets Angel again in her late father's old bar/poolhall. Having a big brawny football guy be more concerned with the wiles of his old flame than the burly bartender/family friend was quite amusing.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Angel - I loved her toughness and her love for her daughter. Being a single mom raising her child alone for 5 years plus dealing with an alcoholic father was so hard for her, but she never forgot Billy and still was in love with him, despite all the misunderstandings.

What about Christine Padovan’s performance did you like?

Her acting ability in bringing the individual characters to life. She continues to improve with her narration style which is a big plus because I love the writing of Liz Matis so much, I'd hate to not buy these audiobooks if the narrating was not enjoyable to listen to.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes, but more anger that these two missed out on being a family together for the first 5 years of their child's life, but if I say why, that will spoil the surprise twist in the story.

Any additional comments?

Hope the author continues the series - very fun shorts with great characters mixed with the right amount of conflict and hot sex :-)

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The perfect summertime romance!

The author continues to create a wonderful thread between the characters in her first two stories in the series, and with the new characters she introduces here - plus cleverly sets up the ending for another story to follow!

The writing keeps getting better - there is always background and plot with conflict and great humor thrown in, not just gratuitous sex. The narrator is smooth and always a pleasure to listen to.

Another winning 'season' in 'Huddle Up'!

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horrible narration

story is cute and easy to follow. narrator has a monotone that is very distracting

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Terrible Narrator

Terrible narration, but I liked the story overall. I wish that the narrator wasn’t so flat and boring.

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Horrible narration, just awful

Narration ruined this story. I have read this book and enjoyed it. Looked forward to listening to it but the narration was so bad I couldn’t even finish the first chapter. Each sentence ends with a moaning downwards whine. Just Awful.

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Narrator is sooo bad!

Couldn’t get past the first chapter because the narrator is so monotone and she kept drawing out the last word of each sentence. I think this story would be really good if I could stand to listen to this particular narrator.

Thank goodness this book was part of my romance package, and I didn’t really waste an actual credit on it.

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Nice story, but terrible narrator

This book had a nice story to it and I wish I had read it on my Kindle instead of listening to the audio version. The narrator had a weird method of speaking, very much like the "one-up lady" that used to be on Saturday Night Live. Just listen to the sample and you'll understand what I mean. It was almost comical, but distracting from the actual storyline. In the book, a young football player finds out he is a father four years later when the mom threatens him with a paternity suit. She is broke and nearly homeless after her dad gambles away all the money and then passes on. The reconnection between these two makes for a nice easy romance.

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Terrible sing song narration

Listened to other books in series. Not even through the first chapter and must stop because the narration is awful! Sing song No inflection. Yuck

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Absolutely Awful Narration

I couldn't even get past the first 15 minutes. Seriously, the narration is THAT bad. Not worth the $4 it cost me.

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Third Book

I constantly look for new writers. I like to get various titles a chance. This is the third book U have read of your. I almost gave up on the first book within 2 minutes. The plot of your books seem to be short and sweet. It is a nice read for days I want some to the point. The reader of all three books that I have listen to so far is not preferable. I think your books would be more exciting if there was a different performer. Good luck with your future books.

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