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Need You for Keeps

Narrated by: Renee Raudman
Series: St. Helena Vineyard, Book 6, Heroes of St. Helena, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
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When it comes to caring for the furry residents of St. Helena, California, groomer and pet rescuer Shay Michaels can handle anything. Humans are another story, though--especially Deputy Jonah Baudouin. He's the town's resident superhero: upright, uptight, and jaw-droppingly gorgeous, even when he's investigating complaints about Shay's beloved foster animals. And that spells danger for Shay, a free spirit who can't risk trusting the wrong person again.

Jonah and Shay have been circling each other ever since she came to town, and he's running out of reasons not to kiss her senseless. But this deputy is a straight shooter with his eye on the sheriff's badge. He can't afford to get involved with Shay, a chaos magnet with luscious curves who's liable to turn his career--and his life--upside down. He enforces laws. She breaks them--repeatedly. Keeping her out of trouble is becoming a full-time job...and it's one he hopes is never going to end.

©2015 Marina Adair (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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My Kind of Hero

Be careful with this book. You may find yourself longing for a pet, if you don't already have one, after reading this story.
Marina Adair wove a story steeped in small town closeness, a longing to be intricately connected to that town and a love strong enough to break through the insecurities of two people running from their past.
I appreciate Ms. Adair's ability to write a story with many levels. There was a great deal more going on than a sweet love story between two multi-dimensional characters who fought their feelings for each other from the beginning. The personality of the town and two and four-legged secondary characters were funny, intriguing and real.
I loved Shay's headstrong and quirky nature. It was the perfect antithesis to Jonah's straightforward and structured nature. Shay's elderly friends were a hoot. I found myself smiling widely and laughing out loud at the women's antics, but by the end of the book my smile was due to the warm feelings of satisfaction.
Renee Raudman did a great job with all the different character voices. Her performance was stellar and added to the enjoyment of this book.

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Need You for Keeps

Marina Adair you are the best writer, Renee Raudman you are the best Narrated . Loved all the characters even Warren.I recommend people to listen to this book , it's wonderful , even the animals are great.

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Easy Read

I liked this well enough to say a few words about it as i don't usually write reviews. This is a light easy read with all the elements of a good romance. A good beach read with dogs and cats..... An added plus for me. I would recommend this. 4 to 4.5 stars.

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The narrator...

I couldn't even get through the first 20 minutes because of the narrator. Absolutely dreadful. Her voice is downright obnoxious and it stopped me from being able to pay attention to the story.

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  • Johanna
  • MD United States
  • 09-15-18

Absolutely Adorable

This story was the epitome of a slow burn romance.

The male lead was stubborn and hard headed but love-able. The female lead was a bit broken and gun shy of love but fell so hard for mister stubborn.

The ending made you smile so big and it made all of the struggle worth it.

Sweet, cute, love and animals!

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  • Gi
  • 01-03-18

Beautiful Story!!!!

I absolutely Love this book from start to finish. I really enjoyed listening to this book. I could have read it as, but decided to just listen to it. Kindle Unlimited is Awesome!!!!

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  • Nana
  • hurdle mills, NC, United States
  • 07-31-17

I love this author!!!!

This is the 3 rd book I have listened to from this author and I love them all!!! Heartache, love, romance, lots of humor with a little bit of hotness !!! The books have a great storyline and Marina knows how to tell a story without filler words just to get a word count . The narration is also great!!! You will not be disappointed!!!

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Sweet!

This book was amazing I can't wait to listen to the next book in this series!

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Is this a romance or a PSA for pet shelters?

I couldn't get into the book. Too much focus on the animals and not enough focus on the "romantic connection "of the two characters. Great if you are a pet lover. I am not. This book was a waste of a credit .
You win some you lose some.

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Cute!

Cute story for an easy listen ! Even better if you like animals since the story's main character runs an animal rescue shelter :)

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  • MRS T
  • 01-18-16

good read

Took a while to get in to but well worth sticking with it, glad I did as I really enjoyed the funny twists and turns