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Loving Ashe

The Celebrity Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Tracy Marks
Series: Celebrity Series, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
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A booty call. A stuck elevator. A chance to move on.

Three years after her ex-boyfriend left her to pursue his Hollywood dream, Riley Eames' life is still on hold, hindered by questions only he can answer.

So when he asks to meet her for a booty call while he's in town, she reluctantly agrees, only to get stuck in the hotel elevator with charming British actor, Ashe Hunter, who's in town to promote his latest movie.

But even as sparks fly between them, a celebrity romance may not be enough to get Riley's life moving again, not when the answers to the questions she's been seeking are finally revealed - and letting go just might be the last thing she can ever do.

©2015 Liz Durano (P)2017 Liz Durano

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Not your typical girl meets celebrity...

Loving Ashe: The Celebrity Series, Book 1 by Liz Durano is a great start to The Celebrity Series. This isn't your typical girl meets celebrity boy and they fall into each other story. There's a lot more involved, including an overdose, an ex, betrayal, preconceived notions, and so on. Riley meets Ashe when they're both stuck in an elevator together. She doesn't know who he is, but they go on to grab a bite to eat together and end up getting along really well. As their relationship starts to grow, Riley realizes that her ex-boyfriend may make things a bit tougher to deal with, as she still has a lot of unanswered questions from the time that they split up.

Riley and Ashe were really likable characters and the others, well, were bearable. Her sister Paige was pretty annoying, but is also a pretty integral part of the story, and there are explanations for her actions as the story goes on. Gareth, her ex, is kind of a twit, but ends up being fairly decent in the end. The story was a bit slow moving, as others have mentioned, but still very entertaining.

Tracy Marks did a fabulous job with the narration on this story. Like, for real. Her character voices and accents were well done and all unique, and she added the perfect amount of emotion when needed. This is my first listen to any performance by Ms. Marks, but I'd definitely listen to more of her performances, without any hesitation. Overall, I'd definitely recommend this book if the summary sounds like something that you'd like. It's a good, solid listen and a promising start to the series. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher for an honest review.

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The pull....

This was a great book. The emotional pull in the book was draining yet captivating. The character depth was fabulous. I felt for each of them, I loved them, i hated them, and then loved them again. It was a back and forth pull of my heartstrings. The painful love triangle - of the old love versus the new. It was great~

Narration and production was awesome! Great quality Audio.

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  • 10-26-17

Fantastic narration!

This is my first book, albeit an audio book, by Liz Durano and I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it! The writing flowed so perfectly! Riley is fantastic! She’s a perfect heroine! She meets up with an ex who left her to become famous when she gets stuck in an elevator with another actor… she just can’t get away from these men! Here we have Ashe… oh so sweet and swoony Ashe! He just oozes this British charm that American men cannot replicate! I loved the various subplots and was totally on Riley’s side! She needs some self confidence. She needs to believe in herself!

Tracy Marks was the narrator and she did a superb job of coming off shy, yet lacking a bit of confidence. I was laughing at some of the antics and the fun banter between characters. I’m always so intrigued when one narrator can pull off a variation of characters and voices. Mark’s voices worked in all the characters! I loved the narration!

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Great start of a series

Reading the blurb of this book I thought it was going to be the "normal" girl falls for the celebrity story but I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was so much more. This book has so many twists and turns it leaves you wanting to know whats going to happen next. The secondary characters in this book make up a big part of this story and help bring this story life. This book will pull at your emotions and you will love and hate many of the characters in the book. It's a great book that has a HEA but has some good twists and turns to get there.


Tracy Marks hits this out of the park with her narration. Her narration of Ashe was amazing and she pulls off the kids voices in the next breath. Not many narrators can pull off the work she does!


I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Worth your time and credit!

Great start to a series. Very entertaining, enjoyable and engaging story. It pulled me in immediately and held my complete attention from start to finish. It's definitley an emotional rollercoaster. This is one of those books I couldn't wait to get back to anytime I had to pause it.

Talk about a tangled web of lies and betrayal. There are different levels of betrayal and this is an ultimate betrayal.

A sweet romance, a huge betrayal, a little steamy romance, a bit of drama and plenty of angst with some interesting twists and surprises you won't see coming. Fortunately they do get a great HEA which they both deserve.

Great cast of characters. Of coarse Ashe and Riley were great and both likable from the start. Which made them easy to relate to and you couldn't help but root for them. Paige was an annoying control freak disguising it as sisterly advice/guidance.

This is the first book by Liz Durano that I have read but it definitley won't be my last. I'm looking forward to the rest of the series. Hopefully it will be available on Audible soon.

Tracy Marks does a fantastic job with the narration as usual. I love listening to anything she narrates. She has one of those voices that just pull you right into a story and makes it come to life. Clearly spoken with a nice smooth pace. Great character voices and accents. All of them both male and female. She has a way of bringing the characters to life and conveying every single emotion they are going through. Very enjoyable.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily provided this review.

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Amazing!

LOVED this book! Amazing and emotional story. I love Ashe, he’s such a great guy, and Riley grows so much through the book. I laughed and I cried. The narrator had an amazing performance and brought the characters to life. I received a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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Well written

I enjoyed the storyline of this book. The characters were well balanced with the drama of being in the spotlight. Well written and great narration from Tracy.
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Loving Ashe (The Celebrity Series, Book 1)

This is the first book I've read/listened to by this author. Overall, I thought it was good, but I did feel that it started out kind of slow. Now that it's finished, I'm glad I stuck with it as the storyline did begin to pick up. The last hour to hour and a half was filled with revelations of lies, betrayals, and secrets as well as a happily ever after.

The only characters I truly liked were Riley, Ashe, and the triplets. Riley and Ashe were cute together. I loved their interactions and their banter. They were good for each other. The triplets were adorable.

The rest of the characters were easy to dislike but that's what caused some of the drama that held my attention. Riley's sister, Paige, annoyed me. She was so condescending towards Riley and treated her like a child. On one hand, I completely understood where she was coming from and why she treated Riley the way she did, but it still irked me. I didn't like Garreth for most of the story but he redeemed himself by the end. I would read/listen to other books by this author.

This was also a first story for me with this narrator. She did a good job with a variety of voices but I wasn't completely convinced with her narration of Ashe. It just didn't seem deep/masculine enough for me. I did like her variation of tones for Riley depending on who Riley was talking to. The emotion shone through to how she was emotionally when interacting with different characters.
*I was provided a copy of this audiobook and voluntarily chose to leave a review. This is my honest review.*

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AN EXTREME IN FAMILIAL LOVE

Riley Eames is a woman who can’t find her way. She loves too deeply and has lost her self-esteem. Ashe Hunter is a rising actor and Riley has never heard of him. Between all of Riley’s self-destructive and low self-esteem acts, she can’t see what’s in front of her face. Ashe is not an actor who relishes in public notoriety. He’d rather be himself than the images the industry wishes to portray of him. Between Riley’s cheating ex-boyfriend, her despicable father, her sister and her brother-in-law, Riley is always trying to figure out what is wrong with her. Be prepared for betrayal, cheating, lies and omissions galore. Somewhere in all of this, Riley finds a kernel of truth that can grow.

The narration is okay as the English accent changes a little too often for one to think it is the same character’s voice. Not enough emotion is portrayed and the voice is bordering on monotone.

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Didn't want it to end!

I am so excited I got the chance to listen to Loving Ashe on audio, because I do not know if I would have been able to finish had I read the book. It took me a while to get into it. It was a slow start but eventually I really got into the story and didn’t want it to stop!

And on that note, it does look like this is a duet. It didn’t really end on a cliffhanger, but you can tell that there is way more to this story. I can’t wait to dive into Loving Riley!

The only thing I’ll say is I wish the story had more focus on Riley and Ashe building their relationship. It seemed like the primary focus was on Riley’s past and the slow insights she was getting about how things really happened before she met Ashe.

Don’t get me wrong. I enjoyed the twists and revelations in the story! I just with there had been more focus on Riley and Ashe themselves.

I’m not sure if I’ve listen to Tracy Marks before or not, but I thought she did fantastic with this story and I would absolutely love to listen to her some more!

The author is a new to me author, but I doubt this will be the last. I know I plan to dive into Loving Riley but I will for certain also be cruising through her back catalog as well!

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  • Mari Garcia
  • 09-24-19

Riley and Ashe, Ashe and Riley

Wow. Just wow. There are no words. Ashe and Riley's story had me in my feelings. They just ran the gamut. Tracy Marks adding her voice to the story gave it a greater depth and captivating quality. What a journey. I must say. I did stop reading at one point, and came back to it a day later. I was a little overwhelmed, and not in a good place to listen to this story. But I came back and it was so much of everything. I will be picking up Riley and Ashe's story. I can't wait.


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  • Christy D
  • 09-22-19

Loving Ashe

Riley is quite the character, I loved the opening scene where she changes in the elevator. And with a hot British stranger. The story is deep and one with great depth. Some of the story is fast paced and some is not. Riley's over protective sister can be quite annoying and you so want to put her in her place. Tracy Marks does a fantastic job on the narration and the accents. Thanks for the recommendation Audiobook Obsession.

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  • Tasha Barefield
  • 09-15-19

All the feels and shocks!

This is a first time with this author for me and I enjoyed her writing style and character development. I was not expecting the shocks in this story, I had so many emotions throughout the emerging revelations I didn't know what to do with them all! I feel there is still so much to discover and feel like I needed a bit more of the romance between Ashe and Riley. I'm just hoping Riley doesn't get hurt any more and Ashe is the wonderful gentleman she thinks he is. Tracy's narration was good and she has a good was of telling the story with her voice.

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  • Jules
  • 08-10-19

AMAZING

I Absolutely love this story, ashe is swoon worthy, hes everyone's wet dream.

Ashe and riley's story was amazing so many twists that I never saw coming, I loved it.

tracy Mark's made this audio, her accents made the characters come to life.

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  • Brandie @AudiobookObsession
  • 08-02-19

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This was a great book. The emotional pull in the book was draining yet captivating. The character depth was fabulous. I felt for each of them, I loved them, i hated them, and then loved them again. It was a back and forth pull of my heartstrings. The painful love triangle - of the old love versus the new. It was great~

Narration and production was awesome! Great quality Audio.

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  • Katharoo
  • 03-20-19

Surprisingly depth filled story

I went into this book thinking that it was going to be another straightforward story of leaving one love behind and finding another but was pleasantly surprised by the twists in the story that I didn’t see coming. It was a great way to spend time getting to know and fall for both Ashe and Riley, and I think their HEA was sweet also.

Tracy does a fabulous job of narrating this book, changing tone and accents, and I will look into more books narrated by her since this is a first for me.

I also am new to this author and can’t wait to get into more of the series. I was gifted this audiobook at my request and I am leaving my honest review.

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  • Rachel T
  • 03-19-19

Ashe Ashe Ashe

Oh man is he not the most amazing Brit in a book. I love him and I love Rylie as well. This book is slow in the beginning but holy smokes does it pick up.

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  • Geri Nelson
  • 02-28-19

Unexpected

It is amazing how a chance encounter turned into something more. Paige was a harder character to swallow because she had a part in Riley's sadness. I am glad that Riley finally found her closure and learned to stand up for herself. I understood how her dad had teared her down and she has some self-esteem issues. I was sad at the rift between the sisters. I am glad Riley and Ashe for their HEA. Author is new to me and I will be reading more of her.

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  • Nicola J Hardy
  • 02-20-19

did not see that coming!

I loved this book! poor Riley has been through a lot in her life so I'm glad that she finds Ashe! it's a brilliantly written and narrated story and just when I thought i knew what was happening I was not expecting what actually did happen
can't wait for more of this series

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  • Toni walker
  • 02-19-19

Good

Good book but would of like The story told by cash as well not just her side it took me awhile to get into it