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Make-Believe Husband

Make-Believe Series, Book 4
By: Vivi Holt
Narrated by: Amanda Stribling
Series: Make-Believe, Book 4
Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
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He’s a professional football player, she’s his best friend’s sister. He knows she’s off-limits, but there’s something about her he just can’t resist.

When Jax Green, star running back for the Atlanta Falcons, loses his dad he heads back to the small town he calls home to mourn. While there, he runs into Stacey Murphy for the first time since high school, and he’s surprised by his attraction to her. But can he go against a promise and date his childhood best friend’s sister?

Stacy Murphy has dreams for her life, but every time she reaches for them something knocks her down. When her high school crush returns home, feelings resurface, but she is certain she could never be more to him than his best friend’s little sister. And what if he breaks her heart all over again?

When Jax grows weary of all the attention he’s attracting from the single women in town Stacy hatches a plan to help him get the space he needs. Perhaps a fake marriage could be the answer to both their problems.

©2018 Black Lab Press (P)2019 Black Lab Press

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Sweet faith based romance

This was a sweet romance with a couple with a strong faith in God. It was heartwarming and one that I could easily recommend to anyone.
Amanda Stribling did a lovely job with this audible.
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Stacy & Jax!

Book 4 in this series, Vivi Holt has another sweet, clean romance sure to warm your heart. Stacy has been in love with Jax as long as she an remember. Her brother's best friend, Jax has always seen Stacy as off limits. Now an NFL star and surrounded by crazy fans, the plan is to pretend they are married. But are their feelings really fake? Sometimes a story is just refreshing and fun, and this one is just that. They have a history which enriches the story, and I love the hometown feel it has. Stacy is a good person with bad luck, and it is great getting to know her and see her blossom. Jax is interesting, watching him change his views of what is important and making that change. I truly enjoyed their story, and love this series. I know it will be easy, low angst and romantic.

Amanda Stribling continues to bring this series to life.I enjoy her narrations, and she does a fabulous job with this one. Her ability to go from frustrated daughter to older parent, or intoxicated character is seamless. She is up and coming and I will be watching for more of her narrations.

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When make Believe becomes real .

Stacey and Jax sweet love story with lots of twist and turns
Jax the home town boy that took his football talent and made it to the NFL .
Jax is home for his father's funeral 'The town's preacher " He decides in the off season he needs a home so he can close to his sister June and his mom .
Stacey needed a job and a place to live after her land lord decides to move to be closer to her family.
Brad hires her to be a real estate agent and stay with him .
Jax calls Brad but Stacey answers the phone . Her childhood crush is back in town . She can stay professional and keep her heart out of it .or will she fall in love again .
Stacey shows him some houses .and the women start following him .
So Stacey and Jax make up a story that they are dating and then married .
Brad 's words echo in his head "Stay away from my baby sister "
Can Stacey and Jax find true love or will they go their separate ways .

Sweet Romance , a little drama mixed in , plus a message about god .
This audio book is five stars .
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Only Make Believe I Love You

The local football hero has made the NFL but when he comes home for his father's funeral he is mobbed and harrassed by women hoping to snag a superstar. His best friend's baby sister is now all grown up and the perfect make-believe wife to cool the local jets. I always enjoy voice artist Amanda Stribling's narration, and author Vivi Holt has given her delightful and loveable characters to portray. Clean and faith-based, so no hanky or panky.

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Sweet, Clean Romance

He's an NFL player and she's his best friend's little sister... why is the forbidden always so tempting? He's dealing with losing his father and overwhelmed by the fame and constant attention so when a plan is hatched to calm down the attention by his adoring female fans he takes it. It's simply a great clean romance without the high drama that others contain. The narration is wonderful and so much fun to listen to. It just the right amount of drama, fun, and romance to make it a book I can listen to more than once.

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

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Sweet and Clean Romance

This is the fourth book in the Make-Believe Series. I love this Series. Jax and Stacy's story is sweet and clean. This romance is beautifully written. Amanda Sribling did a great job with the narration. I received this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily written this review.

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  • 07-01-19

Stacey💘Jax! Great Story & Listen🎧Heartfelt & Sweet

Vivi Holt does it again, creating another sweet and enjoyable story in her “Make Believe” series! Each book is a stand-alone and features a different couple. This is Stacey and Jax’s story, Jax is a professional football player and a good friend of Stacey’s older brother Brad. Stacey has been down on her luck, she losses her job and her place to live. Her brother takes her in and also trains her to work with him in real estate sales. Jax’s Dad passes away and he returns home to attend the funeral and be with family. While there he decides to purchase property so he has a place of his own when back home. Stacey shows him properties and they soon learn he has fans following him around, some even propositioning him. Kiddingly his sister suggests he gets a wife and an idea pops in to his head asking Stacey to be his pretend wife, she can live and watch his new residence when away with his team. The two are great for each other and get along perfectly, yet both are blind to each others real feelings about the other. There is plenty going on in their story, lots of emotions, drama, some angst and a nice build up to a true romance. Vivi Holt thank you for another great story.

I listened to the Audible edition, Amanda Stribling delivers another great audible listen🎧 She puts a lot of heart into her storytelling, you can hear the emotions of the characters as well as the drama of the story in her performance. Amanda Stribling is a talented narrator and it always a pleasure to listen to her work.


Thank you 🎧@AudiobookObsession #AudiobookObsession #AudiobookObsessionReviewer

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Sweet romance

There is emotional ups and downs between the two main characters. I am glad to say the characters, situations and how they deal with things are different to the previous ones. So you will always get a different book each time in the series, the author knows how to write a good book.

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Excellent

This story is so amazing. I loved how they were able to overcome the obstacles that came at them. They persevered and came out on top. Stacey is such a loving, caring wonderful character. I very much recommend this book.

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It’s not a make believe great

This is book 4 in the series . It’s a love story that will grab your heart . It will show you that true love will show no matter what .
This story is about two friends that when they let what is really in their hearts , then they will know they belong together.
Hero is Jax. Heroine is Stacey.
What happens when Jax who is in love with his best friends sister Stacey has to return home because of tragedy comes face to face with his love . Does he let his friendship with Stacey brother stop him from showing Stacey how he feels

Amanda’s performance was good , her voice is strong, and clear