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Love by Design

By: S.W. Andersen
Narrated by: Alexandra Shawnee,Gabra Zackman
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Publisher's Summary

Life has a funny way of revealing harsh truths.

Cassie Carl believes she has it all. On the cusp of achieving her professional goals and soon to marry the man of her dreams - the handsome, kind, and loving Stefan Van Allen - it seems she's found the life every woman dreams of.

What else could a girl want?

Peyton Kingston is a beautiful, talented interior designer on the rise, whose sole focus is building her business. She loves what she does and has little time or patience for relationships. She's happy with her life.

What else could a girl need?

When Cassie's wealthy fiancé brings Peyton in to do a renovation on their home before the big engagement party, sparks fly, leaving both Cassie and Peyton to question everything they thought they already had.

What happens when the thin veil of perfection becomes riddled with holes?

Contains mature themes.

©2016 S. W. Andersen (P)2017 Tantor
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: LGBTQ+

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Overall great listen!

I enjoyed listening to this book! I liked the chemistry between the main characters and found the secondary characters just as intersting and funny. The author had a way of bring out the emotions of the character that I found refreshing. The narration made it worth while. The plot itself was nothing new but it didnt drag on or get annoying. Overall. thisbwas a great book. was my first from the author but certainly wont be the last!

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brilliantly read!

loved the Story And the reader. could not put it down. more please! makes work fly by!

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Love it

love it all the characters contacted, 360 circle beautiful life is too short :-)

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Too much bourbon, uneven performance

Is there anything you would change about this book?

This author obviously loves bourbon and drinking in general. It seemed a bit overemphasized in my opinion. Generally, the story went well but I found the uneven performances a bit jarring - one voice is low and sultry, and the other sound rather chirpy. I don't see these two voices getting together.

Would you be willing to try another book from S.W. Andersen? Why or why not?

Sure, I'd give this author another shot.

Which scene was your favorite?

The scene when they get caught in the rain - sexy and funny.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Yes, probably.

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I loved this book

This was a really good book to read. when listening to it. the narration was not the best. I didn't like who ever plated the part of Payton. the voice was to child like and didn't do great with the other sub characters she was responsible for. Now the Actress who played. Caddy, did a great job and should of just did the book by herself. I would of have 5 stars for her.

So, the story was really good, the tention between Payton and Caddy felt real and realistic to life's unfortunate situations.
The story was engaging, and fun to read.
I think this is am amazing BOOK to read.
It's something I would tell everyone to at least sample it first befor getting the Audio.

4.5 starts from me for sure...

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Reaching For the Stars

Cassie Carl has it all; about to achieve her professional career goals and marry her loving fiancé. Then Stefan hires Peyton Kingston and both women quickly questioning their future. With their life’s spiraling out of control will they be able to move beyond other’s expectations? Fun and quirky characters and romance. Great performance. Recommend.

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nice story..

overall another nice romance. I appreciated the side characters and the focus around repsecting others in a relationship.
the narrator voice for Peyton was cringe worthy though. I kept listening because of the story. if it had started form Peyton's view with that narrator voice I probably wouldn't have listened to the book at all.

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At first sight.

This was my first book by this author, but it may not be the one and only. I really enjoyed the dancing around of the emotions the characters shared, building up to the awesome sex. I just hope there’ll be more of Paton & Cassie, they deserve a series. Just sayin.

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One good narrator, one awful narrator

Gabra Zackman is wonderful. In comparison, Alexandra Shawnee’s voice is like nails on a chalkboard. This audio would have been much better with just one narrator.

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Yikes!

I couldn’t even finish it. I only got to chapter three. The voices were annoying & the story was over the top.