Just for Show

By: Jae
Narrated by: Angela Dawe
Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
Categories: LGBT, Romance
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When Claire, an overachieving psychologist with OCD tendencies, hires Lana, an impulsive, out-of-work actress for a fake relationship, she figures the worst she'll have to endure are the messes Lana leaves around. It's only for a few months anyway. And it's not as if she'll enjoy all those fake kisses and loving looks. Right?  

A lesbian romance where role-playing has never been so irresistible.

Contains mature themes.

©2018 Jae (P)2018 Tantor
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Great Story!

I really enjoyed this book. While the story was a familiar theme, the fake girlfriend relationship, the telling was well done and filled with emotion and humor. Narrator Angela Dawe is superb doing different voices and accents. Her changes in vocal tone really make you believe there are different characters, each of whom she brings to life. A good story and and great narration make this book a must read!

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Seriously, I Loved this Audiobook!

this is the 3rd Jae audiobook I've read/heard and I really liked the first two, but, Just For Show was the best so far. I loved it! I liked the idea of fun, sexy-voiced Lana moving in and making a mess in controlling, workaholic Claire's house. they have a business deal to pretend to be engaged and they've only just met. good thing Lana is an actress... seems simple, and I love it! I really wanted to listen to this in one day but couldn't. really found it hard to stop listening. narrator did an amazing job! l loved Lana's deep voice and fun attitude. great book!

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Just for show!

This is by far one of my favorite books/audiobooks this year. The narration was so honest and the differences between the personalities were so evident. I love the storyline and how it moved so organically. Kudos to Jae for being able to create characters that are so opposite but work so well together

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Lovely Romance

What I love about Jae’s books is that I end up happy that the main couple get together.

Just for Show is my favourite fauxmance story and I adore Claire and Lana because they so obviously make each other a more rounded person.

The stakes are personal and equally understandable, the pace of the romance is also quite organic for me. By the time they finally admitted their feelings I was giddy with happiness.

This is the second book I’ve listened to by Angela Dawe and love the smoky voice she uses for Leo from Perfect Rhythm and in this book Lana.

If I had to nitpick I think there was a mistake st 41:48 of chapter 21 of 22. Where she says Abbie instead of Claire but otherwise I loved the emotional inflections Angela infuses her voice with during the emotional scenes and had my heart beating faster during one of the emotionally intense scenes with Lana late in the book.

All in all, you can’t go wrong with this book and like all of Jae’s books if not a direct sequel to something you can jump straight in without worrying about getting lost.

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Funny and Sweet

I loved this book and will likely read it again soon. The humor was A+ and I enjoyed the real differences between the two main characters. I kind of wished something happened between them sooner in the book but the pacing was really good overall. One thing I noticed that should be corrected, is in Chapter 21 at one point Claire is called Abby. It is definitely a slip up that needs to be corrected ASAP. Overall though, this is now one of my favorite books, no doubt.

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Charming! Sweet! Sexy!

I love this novel! Very sweet and full of the feels!

You can’t go wrong with a slow burn narrated by Angela Dawe!!!

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2nd

Read this book first before Roommate arrangement, just for the sake of the family!! Narrator wasn’t bad! I think Lori Prince would’ve been better! It was a good book! And worth listening too!!!

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You have a fan from me!

Loved it! I read it in two days because it was that good. The faux romance is one to grab your attention to pick up the book but the complexity of the characters and their back-story is what draws you in and keeps you entertained. I love how two opposite women can come together and find that they were what each other needed... The author, Jae, is talented in her ability to describe both point-of-view in detail that holds the readers focus. I will be purchasing more books from this author...

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Loved It!

Wonderfully written and wonderfully read! The theme is a familiar one but the story is uniquely told. Loved it!!

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My first ever audio book.

I completed the book in 2 days. I'm going to share it with my friends & look for more from this JAE.

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  • Lisa A.
  • 11-24-18

Lovely story and narration

Cute, sweet story with just the right amount of passion, doubts, humor and sex. Honestly the sex scenes are amazingly well written and realistic. Narrator Angela Dawe is impressive and moulds her voice to every character effortlessly.

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  • Bernadette
  • 10-28-18

superb storyline. beautiful narration.

great storyline. makes you want to listen to it in one sitting. Narrator made the whole story comes alive.

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  • Mookie15
  • 06-30-20

Recommended

I love Jae’s books, this one does not disappoint. Funny and so romantic, I was swept along with the MC’s. Of course the story is brilliantly captured by the ever excellent narration of Dawe.

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  • Sharon H-G
  • 06-22-20

Brilliant!

This has been my favourite of Jae’s books that I’ve listened to so far, I’ve laughed out loud at times. Great story line, believable characters and the best narrating I’ve heard!

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  • jackie roden
  • 05-02-20

Enjoyable story!

Pretty good story and decent narration. I enjoyed this audiobook. However, did anyone pick up on the erroneous use of Abby’s name at 10 hours 16 mins?

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  • lc
  • 04-29-20

Great

Loved the story ,great characters and plot line,read well great listening.had is a superb author

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  • Amanda
  • 03-02-20

fantastic story!!

I could not stop listening to this, great story which keeps you thinking what's going to happen next all the way from start to finish. the reader is fantastic with great feeling. in fact I'm just going to listen to it again.....

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  • P.C.
  • 12-07-19

Cheesy premise, great execution

I was a little sceptical about the cliched premise, but the good reviews persuaded me to listen. I ended up loving the story. It’s done very well and is believable: an excellent romantic romp.

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  • Chi
  • 11-13-19

Hooked Chapter to Chapter

I really liked this book makes a nice change from my usual reading material (business books). The narrator does a great job of bringing the Characters to life in a romantic and very sexy way. I choose the book after reading another one which she worked on. The story was nice and kept me hooked from chapter to chapter i would have given the story higher stars it there was a few unpredictable moments in the novel that being said i loved listening to this book.

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  • Crackdown
  • 08-04-19

Another winner from Jae with Angela Dawe Narrator.

I don't think Jae has actually written a bad book. There are always some books you prefer over others, and this one was a pleasant surprise.

The premise might be cliched, but it's well done with characters that you really care about.

Angela Dawe is one of the best narrators out there. I've listened to multiple books read by her, and each book has its own style. Not an easy feat for any narrator.

All in all, a great author, paired with a great narrator, has me listening to these books again and again.

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  • Rachael McGowan
  • 09-13-19

Hmm

Unfortunately I just could not get into this book, I didn’t even manage to finish it

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  • VL09
  • 01-15-19

Awesome narration

The story was light and fluffy, a very easy read sprinkled with humour. The star of the show however was the narration, kept me hooked from beginning to end.