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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
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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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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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A good Chick Lit

This story truly shows how emotional and physical abuse are never forgotten. Riley struggles with relationships and focusing on others because of her lack of self worth. Ashe has a way of bringing Riley out of that bubble and helping her through her struggles. I loved the dynamic between these two. Their chemistry is sweet and perfect for each other. Throw in an ex-boyfriend and let the drama begin.

Traci Marks always delivers a wonderful performance. Traci is able to separate the characters to make the story easy to follow. Her make voices are deeper and easy to tell it is a male character. Traci brought this story to life and added to the overall experience.

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Beautifully Heartbreaking!

This is the first book in The Celebrity Series. Riley's story is beautifully written, heartbreaking, and filled with drama and unpredictable twits and shocking turns. There is a lot going on in this captivating story. Riley is strong and beautiful. Ashe is handsome, loving and caring. They are great together, and they share a strong chemistry. The secondary characters are an important part of this story. I loved/hated Gareth, Paige and Clint. The triplet boys are cute. This was an emotional listen, with a great ending. Now, I can't wait to listen to Loving Riley, the second book in this captvating Series. Tracy Marks did an outstanding job with the narration. She has a beautiful voice, and a great male voice. I enjoyed my listening and highly recommend it.

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Who Knew Being Stuck In A Elevator Could Be So...!

Loving Ashe, The Celebrity Series Book One is not your orthodox girl meets boy who just happens to be a celebrity & endure in usual trials and tribulations. Supporting character's are relative, and play a intrical part in the narrative. All characters are full-fledged with their own characteristics. Unveil of secrets in days gone by come to light when unexpected twists plunge through the narrative. Betrayal swirling through the pages of this complexity of a narrative. A love triangle between early history and at this moment escaping from the time gone by. More than a celebrity romance series that will take by the storm. Looking forward to listening to the next audiobook in The Celebrity Series.


Narator Tracy Marks voice-over and staging was thespian with multi-voices. A theatrical listen.

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Hot Accent with a Broken Girl

Girls world is turned upside when stuck in an elevator with a sexy accented hunk! Sister gets involved and all kinds of truth spills out leaving the broken girl to question everything! This book kind of rambles at times and then it also leaves you wanting more! Narrators were spot on even the sexy accent!!

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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 swoffer
  • 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

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  • tenisha
  • 02-19-19

Good Listen

Riley has changed her mind about meeting with her ex and is locked in the elevator with Ashe. This story is full of drama and Riley finding out who she is and that she must face truths of her past and present. Good Narration.

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  • 🎧Mandy🎧 Sawyer 🎧Audiobook 🎧Obsession🎧 Reviewer🎧
  • 02-16-19

Enjoyable read/listen

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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  • Angiee
  • 02-12-19

Great Read

This book started out with a chance meeting in an elevator when Riley was on her way to meet her ex boyfriend. Meeting Ashe was good for Riley. She has no self esteem after her ex dumped her after becoming famous. Riley had a lot to work through during this book and it should have been titled more like finding Riley instead of Loving Ashe. I loved Ashe he was so sweet and great for Riley. I can't wait to read the next book.

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