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Less Than Three: A Romantic Comedy

Starting from Zero Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
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What's worse than butt dialing the man who could make or break your career? Accidentally sleeping with him. Public speaking coach Lacey Ames has landed the client of a lifetime with Lawrence Newsom III, heir apparent to his family's private jet empire. If she can help him land the role as the company's president, she'll never need to wait another table again. The job, however, proves more challenging than Lacey ever dreamed when Lawrence turns out to be Alex, the sexy pilot she spent one steamy night with while stranded in Chicago. 

Alex knows the easiest way to win the board's election would be to do as his grandfather advises: rekindle the romance with his ex, the daughter of an influential board member. But how can he think about anyone else when his klutzy-but-delectable new public speaking coach is a constant temptation? If their tryst becomes common knowledge, both of their futures are at risk. The only solution is to keep the action in the boardroom strictly business. But with chemistry like theirs, that's easier said than done.

©2016 Maggie Dallen (P)2018 Maggie Dallen

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The Perfect Mixture

This was brought to me as a Rom-Com which it is and so much damn more! I went into it this thinking just that and it was so much more! There was angst, a character to hate, humor, and secrets. The instant attraction was immediate!!! I can't say enough about this story. It was brilliant and perfectly paced to keep my attention.
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Quirky Romance!

What a way to start a book! Maggie is brilliant with her opening scenes! I was hooked from the very start and couldn't step away! The characters were funny and relate-able the banter was quirky and refreshing! Maggie took me on a roller coaster of emotions while listening to this. I laughed, I was pissed, I swooned, I got ragey, I was sad, I was even ragey-er (yes I am making that a word!), and then I swooned all over again! I cannot wait to get more audios by Maggie! She is quickly becoming one of my favorite Rom-Com writers!

The narration was fantastic! I love listening to Lauren Fortgang and am eagerly searching audible to pick up more of her work! She has an amazing ability of giving each character their own unique voice.

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Loved it!!!

From the 1st scene, I was absolutely hooked! Maggie Dallen and Lauren Fortgang are an amazing Duo! The writing was superb! I love the natural, witty, writing style Maggie uses. I find myself giggling more than a school girl! I absolutely loved the characters. They were beyond easy to fall in love with. Great chemistry, great characters and great writing! Loved it!

Narration was amazing! Lauren's narration was perfect for this book. She has a wonderful tone to her voice but better than that, she has great timing and comedic qualities. She added so much depth to her narration and made it an absolute pleasure to listen to. She absolutely made a fan of me.

Great read!

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Less than three is well written

Less than three is well written. I love these books a lot. I have a smile on from the beginning to the end. It so nice to listen to a clean and nice book.

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4.5 Stars!!

This was a sweet and surprisingly fulfilling read for a shorter story. Not short, but under 200 pages. The heroine was quirky while the hero was confident, but also in need of help in taking over his family legacy at such a young age. The story and romance moved at a quick, but efficient pace. Never lacking in development. I enjoyed all of the believable characters, even the vile ones. Overall, a really fun story that compels me to follow with the next book in the series. I mostly listened to this story via audio and was delighted by the narration. The female narrator did a fabulous job with the different characters and I was never frustrated with poor diction or voice. Definitely a narrator I would seek out with other books/authors that I enjoy. (Although I already purchased the ebook of Less Than Three, I received a complimentary Audible copy of the story via the author. This is my voluntary and unbiased review.)

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  • Jan M
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  • 06-04-18

Awesome Listen!!!

I was hooked on this book from the very beginning. I loved the inner musings in this story, especially the ones that were said out loud. Lacey and Alex were perfect together. I found humor in the butt dialing and excuses as that was so realistic. This book was so much fun! Maggie Dallen wrote a very engaging story that made me laugh out loud. Lauren Fortgang performed the book wonderfully. She had the comic timing down so well. I will definitely listen to more books by both author and narrator. On a side note, this is a standalone listen and has a wonderful ending.

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Loved it!!

This was my first Maggie Dallen, and won't be the last. This is the first book in the Starting from Zero Series. I love this funny and fast-paced story. Lacey and Alex are great characters. They share an instant attraction. I love to see them falling in love. This is a great and well written story. The narration is really well done. Lauren Fortgang has a great voice, easy to understand. I enjoyed my listening. Now, I can't wait for the next book in the Series!

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First book by this author for me.

I liked this cute workplace ish romance. Alex and Lacey are awesome and I love all of the secondary characters as well. I listened to the audiobook and it’s awesome. I loved the narrator.

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Simply Adorable

What can you do when the new client you have to work with is the same man you had sex with the night before? Lacey and Alex make the best of a very bad situation and in the end fall love. This story had me laughing out loud numerous times. The narrator did a very good job of putting the emotions out there and made the story very enjoyable to listen to. I look forward to more by this author.

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Hooked from the beginning!

Less Than Three by Maggie Dallen is the second book I’ve listened to from this author and I am completely hooked. The narrator, Lauren Fortgang, performed brilliantly. Less Than Three starts with a mistaken butt dial and just goes up from there.

Lacey is a public speaking coach, but sometimes feels like a fraud. She’s just been assigned this big client and everything is riding on her being able to help him land the role of CEO in his family’s private jet empire. On her way to meet said client, she meets a sexy pilot who takes her breath away. When they get stranded due to a snowstorm, a heated night between the sheets occur. But when morning comes, the couple is dealt with some hard truths.

Great chemistry between our main characters and the narrator did an amazing job at bringing them to life. Looking forward to more books written by Maggie Dallen and also more books narrated by Lauren Fortgang.

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  • Lylian
  • 02-25-19

Loved it!

Loved it! Fun, light, beautiful love story. One of those stories that makes you fall in love with the characters and have fun while at it. Loved the narration

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  • P. Kavanagh
  • 02-18-19

A wonderful story beautifully narrated

This was a quick, fun read with just enough angst and heat. I loved the unlikely situation the couple found themselves in and the tangles they got into. The narration was absolutely top notch. Lauren Fortgang has such a beautiful voice and did a great job with all the various characters of both genres.

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  • Amber N
  • 02-16-19

Another hit for Dallen!

Maggie Dallen has a real knack for writing meet cutes! The main characters were cute and quirky, real lovable. Lauren Fortgang did an excellent job bringing these characters to life. Really enjoyed a good love story.
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  • PATRICIA
  • 02-11-19

Just what I needed!

Maggie Dallen is fast becoming a one click for me when I am in need of a good contemporary romance! Less Than Three had me from the very beginning. How much more awkward can it get than sleeping with your client when you don't even know it's him? It turns out Lacey is supposed to coach Alex on public speaking to get him through the most important business meeting of his life. But this turns out to be so much more than coaching! Dallen has infused comedy into her stories as well as a good moral. Lacey is a wonderfully independent woman and has the guts to speak her mind. Alex is smart, good looking and is need of some guidance. Give these two some time, they will make you laugh, frustrate you and give you hope and love!

Lauren Fortgang is amazing with her narrations. I love her acting ability, always perfect with her comedic timing and her voices are superb! She gives this story that little emotional tug and a whole lot of comedy! A great weekend listen!

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  • Relleman
  • 02-06-19

Great listen

This is the second I’ve read of this author and narrator. I’ve enjoyed both books. The flow of narration and story line was easy to listen to. Even though the relationship started out on a bed of lies, and still continued to weave lies, I was happy when everything came out in the open. I’m not overtly fond of lies and hidden truths between couples. I do gotta say I think the blurb revealed too much plot. The story ends on a happy for now, which fits nicely.

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  • Bette
  • 01-31-19

Alex💘Lacey More Than <3💖 Great Story & Listen🎧

“Less Than Three” is a delightful romantic comedy. The story grabbed my attention right from the start and captivated it to the very end. I adore Maggie Dallen’s writing style, she creates interesting storylines and characters giving each personality and heart. The chemistry between the leads, Lacey and Alex, was great, I was rooting for them and their relationship. Their story is an enjoyable and entertaining one, one with emotions, drama, humor and romance. Thank you Maggie Dallen for another great story!

I listened to the Audible edition, Lauren Fortgang is a talented narrator and voice performer. She brings brings the characters & story to life from the pages to your ears. She is an awesome storyteller and enhances an already great story another level. Thank you for another great listen.

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  • blue_river @AudiobookObsession
  • 03-10-19

Leas Than Three

Who knew butt dialing someone can change your life so drastically! Watching the chemistry between these two was so fun. The push and pull that they had going on made me route for them all the more. I loved this book and can only hope the future books for this series are the same.

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  • Mari Garcia
  • 02-25-19

Fun and interesting listen ***

What an enjoyable listen. I enjoyed Lacey’s character, had fun with Alex. This is a quick and worthwhile listen. Maggie Dallen does a great job with the story, it doesn’t lag and keeps you interested throughout. Another winner for Lauren Fortgang. I enjoyed her performance and am looking forward to more. ****


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  • Ms.reads&reds
  • 02-10-19

A layover turns into a layunder

My first book by Dallen and Fortgang. I really enjoyed it. The humor throughout really kept me interested and made for a quick story. Lacey and Alex are two people who begin as young determined professionals who are still working through insecurities and along the way end up helping each other come into their own. The chemistry is palpable throughout but Dallen does not make this story just about the physical attraction/interactions. Add in a multi role playing cat, fake fiance and plotting ex and this makes for a fun and interesting listen

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  • Ginger
  • 02-08-19

Recommend just for the fun of it

This story is cute, funny and hooks you from the beginning when Lacey Ames accidentally butt dials her very first client, Lawrence Newsome , she hangs up on him and does it again. The whole story seems like it should be a disaster of epic proportions, all odds against Lacey, from that first butt dial, but even with a conniving girlfriend, and her father, an overbearing grandfather and Alex (Lawrence) not knowing the magnitude of his position, we get a HEA, and a job well done by Lacey.
Thank you Maggie Dallen author, Lauren Fortgang, narrator job well done, and Audiobook Obsession for gifting me this audible book for a fair and honest review.