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What happens when a boxer finds chemistry with a geek?

Parker Brown can't believe she needs to hire a fake boyfriend. But the head boss prefers to promote employees who are "settled." Thankfully, she's found the perfect candidate, a fellow intellectual looking for some quick cash. What Parker gets is his protective big brother - Rhys Morgan. The tall, muscled ex-boxer with a foul mouth shows up just as her boss does, and now she's stuck with the manipulative jerk.

Responsibility weighs heavily on Rhys. Now permanently out of the ring, he's trying to hold together his late father's gym and keep his younger brother, Dean, on the straight and narrow. To save Dean from himself, Rhys takes his place, ready to give this society girl a piece of his mind. Instead, he finds an opportunity. Even though they can hardly stand each other, posing as Parker's boyfriend is a win-win deal. She gets to keep her job, and he'll charm her star-struck boss into sponsoring his gym.

Problem is, they can barely keep their hands off each other. And what started as an easy deal isn't so easy anymore.

©2019 Kristen Callihan and Samantha Young (P)2019 Tantor

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The male narrator RUINED the book

I could only listen to around 10 minutes of this book. The male narrator is HORRENDOUS. His overly done, ridiculously bad accent is borderline criminal. Bostonians, I’d be mad if I were you.
I was really excited to listen to this book as I am a big fan of Kristen’s. This is a huge disappointment for fans of both authors. So much time and effort goes into writing a book. To have it ruined by such a terrible narration is simply not right.
The premise of the story was intriguing and, based on past work, I’ll bet the authors wrote a really good book. I’ll never know. It took so much effort to understand each contrived word, I knew I’d never be able to get into the story.
Please, please do not use this narrator again. What a waste.

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Terrible narration by the male

Couldn’t even get through the second chapter, I tried but seriously the male voice was absolutely, unforgivably, horrible! Thank goodness for audible exchange.

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Really good story!

I really enjoyed this story a lot, the male narrator took a few chapters to get accustomed but it got better, it just seems t a bit over the top Bostonian accent but it really rings true to the story when you think about it. They are an unlikely couple but I loved it. I love the fact they communicated when problems arose instead of adding just unnecessary drama.

I have listened to this book more than twice which make it definitely a great find!

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Horrible narration

Take nails on a chalkboard I had to quit.
I did not even make it through chapter 1 .

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Outmatched

I was saving this gem for when I needed a book by my favorite author.
Samantha has been a favourite of mine for a long time, when I saw she did a book with an author I am not familiar with I still grabbed it just as fast.
I am now going to be looking up Kristen because I enjoyed this book a lot!

Parker is so sweet and so wanting to prove she is good at what she does. That she actually does something that is so out of character for her. She hires someone to be her date to work stuff because her bosses’ boss is a real you know what, and kinda sexist.

Only she hired one fella and another one showed up Rhys came in place of his little brother Dean because he thought he was saving Dean from a man eater. Oh man the back and forth between Parker and Rhys is epic. I loved it.

I swear it was even better because of the narrators they blew this audio out of the park. I want more from both of them please! The accent Alex did for Rhys yum!

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The male narrator is ruining it.

The male narrator is so annoying it almost makes you want to give up. the accent he makes is awful the voice he makes for Parker is terrible too.
He is better with voices without accent. Might aswell give up the accent if it makes it that you are unable to listen to it!

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Don’t buy!!!!!!!

Omg I wish I read the reviews- the male narration is beyond awful. I don’t understand how this was published! I can’t listen to this. He sounds like a moron. Completely unlikable. Horrendous accent. I will actually request a refund. What a waste of money.

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was unsure of the story at first. Alex Kidd is one of my favorites but this was a little hard to get throw his voice matched the what the character should have sounded like but didn't care for it.. The story line was good. Worth a listen

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Narration sucks

I love Samantha Young. I have tried to listen to this at least four times. The male narration is unlistenable. I'm sure the story is amazing. But this performance is just horrendous.

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Cute

I was nervous about spending a credit on this because of the negative review for the narrators- however I am glad I purchased it. While the male narrator has a strong Boston accent, it led to the credibility of the character. The only thing I agree about the other reviews is that neither narrator were good with the opposite sex’s voice but that’s not unique to these narrators. So if you want an authentic sounding book, then you won’t be disappointed.

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  • Kelly Lane Yaverbaum
  • 05-30-20

accents are tricky

fun! but.... the male narrator was..erm.. rather a challenge to settle into. granted i'm sensitive about accents! i regret listening and I think I would have much preferred to read it. if you're in any way picky about accents, consider yourself warned! im a die-hard kristen callihan lover, too.

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  • Allie Wonderland
  • 04-17-20

So Bad

I had to DNF this audiobook. Still reading the book though. But the male narrator was so bad. I found myself taken out of the story by his truly awful accent.

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  • Katie
  • 09-25-21

Boxer vs environmental geek

Great predictable story with likeable characters.
Unfortunately I was not sure about the male narrators accent.

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  • Bennett
  • 12-19-20

Good story and good performances

Kristen Callihan is in my following list of authors and enjoyed this collaboration with Samantha Young on my Kindle. Some negative comments made over the voice performance but IMHO they got it right and the characters of Parker and Reece telling their stories was spot on.
Would recommend this in both written and audio.

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  • Amy
  • 04-18-20

This is a terrible narration

Alex Kydd is terrible I am not sure I can hang in there to listen to Elizabeth. What were the a authors thinking ????? I am not sure what language he is even speaking

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