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Perfect Rhythm

By: Jae
Narrated by: Angela Dawe
Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (201 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Pop star Leontyne Blake might sing about love, but she stopped believing in it a long time ago. What women want is her image, not the real her. When her father has a stroke, she flees the spotlight and returns to her tiny Missouri hometown.

In her childhood home, she meets small-town nurse Holly Drummond, who isn't impressed by Leo's fame at all. That isn't the only thing that makes Holly different from other women. She's also asexual. For her, dating is a minefield of expectations that she has decided to avoid.

Can the tentative friendship between a burned-out pop star and a woman not interested in sex develop into something more despite their diverse expectations?

Contains mature themes.

©2017 Jae (P)2018 Tantor

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So happy I just cried for two hours.

I'm gonna keep this short, because otherwise I don't know if I'll ever stop writing about how good this book is. This book spoke to my soul, I'm asexual so it was so amazing to read about a character like me. And like Holly, I don't hate sex but I find pleasure by pleasing my partners. I wish some day I find some one that gets me like Leo understood her.

I'm too emotional to go into specifics, so I can't tell you about all my favorite scenes. But I will talk about one thing I loved, because it's so rare, even in other queer books I've read. It's was when threre was still like 2 and half hours left and I was like "omg there going to be some unnecessary drama right?" But no, they TALKED, which sometimes it doesn't happen in other books and it's SOOO frustrating.

So it was a refreshing story in lots of ways. Both the author and the narrator did an AMAZING job bringing these characters to life. Each was unique and perfectly portrayed, they felt real, like people you might know, so their pain and joy also felt real, which made this whole experience extremely rewarding.

I CAN'T recommend this book enough, so buy it, be it printed, Kindle or audiobook format, it doesn't matter, although the audiobook has the added bonus of the narrator. I know I'm gonna be getting it in ALL formats, even if it's the last thing I do. So stop reading my rambling, do yourself a favor and dive into this story, you're not gonna regret it. I know I didn't, and never will.

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Loved it !

Loved how the Narrator brought out all the right emotions for all the character in the book.
Loved it!

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  • Laura J
  • Texas Hill Country
  • 06-26-18

Awesome!

I loved this book. A truly heartwarming story, and the narration was wonderful. Well done.

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I now know why it won awards

For some reason celebrity tropes are not something that I seek out, I usually read them due to a book club read or it's been outrageously reviewed as amazing. While I have enjoyed every Jae book I've read and owned this one it's just been sitting on my kindle and audible as to be read for the longest time. I figured I should really just get it done since Jae's new release Not the Marrying Kind is due to be released soon as the 2nd in the series with crossover characters. Wow, just wow. This is an amazing book with two phenomenal leads that just make you fall in love with them both individually and as a couple. It's a short insta-hate that turns to friendship and the kind of support, love, and understanding that most everyone wants in a relationship. While the book deals with them developing their relationship while heavily dealing with their different sexualities, it never got preachy to me and flowed beautifully. And while I can't remember the last time I read a book where I actually cried while reading it, I definitely had tears running down my face with Gil. This is a beautifully written amazing book. And Angela Dawe does a fabulous job with her narration of the story and all the characters

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  • Vowels
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • 04-04-19

Gave me something to think about

This novel was fairly well written. I enjoyed the characters, and the flow of the story kept me wanting to know what would happen next. The whole idea of people being asexual was a bit weird for me, even though I'd run into it in a web series I'd watched, a while ago. I have trouble not thinking of asexual people as being handicapped or having suffered psychological trauma to put them in that state. I suppose that I find a naturally occurring asexuality to be unlikely, considering it's not something likely to be passed on through genes, for obvious reasons. I will say, though, that this story made me think differently about relationships in general, and I like novels that give me something different to think about. I actually found myself semi-analyzing my own relationships to see how they held up, with different standards of intimacy, and whatnot. I'm grateful to the author for giving me a new way to look at things. Also, the narrator was really good...hoping to hear more from her.

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New Eyes

This book opened my eyes to asexuality. A topic I really knew nothing about but held many stereotypes. This book not only told a beautiful story within a fractured family but also a love story that I did not think possible. Bravo!

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Beautiful

I have always felt as if I was asexual. I enjoyed hearing a story on it. It was told very well.and truly showed how love and intimacy are not just sex.

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Very interesting and educational!

I was pleasantly surprised at this book, I really saw another perspective of sexuality. I'm glad I listened to this book overall! The narrator was excellent and the author humorous along the way. Highly recommended!!

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perfect rhythm is a perfect romance

I put off reading this novel when I read the summary about a pop star. I thought it would be the typical story of a fan being the one to curb her partying ways and blah blah blah.. truth be told I read this book because of the narrator. Angela Dawe is one of the most amazing narrators I have ever heard and she has so much talent in making the listener get lost in the novels she reads. This time I read the entire summary and saw there was a asexual woman and I knew I had to buy it. I truly felt passion for this novel and its characters. There was a beauty and purity here that outshined 80% of the sex seems I have read about or listened too. (although no one does a love scene like Angela dawe with abby craden in a close second) bottom line the novel won my heart and tore at my emotions in such a beautiful way. This is not your typical find a great woman, have a great night of sex, realize you love her and get freaked out and run and it takes the who book to get her to come to her senses and be with the woman she truly loves. I LOVE that this novel was different and it was raw with emotions and also educational for the ignorance of asexuality. Great writing, great storyline and amazing storytelling. Read it, if your a feeler like me you won't regret buying this awesome piece if work. PS Angela Dawe can you narrate some more lesbian novels please? I love your work !

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Great romance!

Every once in awhile there comes along a sweet romance. This is the one! Wonderful characters with unique depth this story is pure romance.

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  • Sarah
  • 04-06-18

Wow! Narration matched the amazing story perfectly

I read this book 7 times before the audiobook was release, so I was worried that I would be disappointed by the narration. However it was honestly a perfect fit in my opinion. This was the first of Angela Dawe’s performances I’ve heard. But definitely not the last. I’ve since purchased a few more books narrated by her. 

I love that this story includes a character who is on the Ace (Asexual) spectrum. It’s the first book I’ve read with an Asexual character, and I loved learning more about this sexual orientation. 

As soon as I started listening to this audiobook I knew that I wouldn’t be able to stop. I absolutely loved everything about this audiobook, the talent of the narrator matched the writers talent really well.

*From my review of the eBook*.
I loved everything about this book... it's well written, has two romantic leads I could relate to and instantly liked, and it has a story that intrigued me and kept me turning the pages. It sucked me in from the beginning and just wouldn't let go. It gave me a lot to think about as well as giving me a romantic story that I enjoyed. 

Not only does this book cover sexual orientation/identity, but it also covers things that a lot of people can relate to...family issues, job issues, insecurities and more.

I honestly would recommend this book to EVERYONE. It's a sweet romance that will open your mind to new things... no matter your sexual orientation and how you identify yourself.

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  • Meekah
  • 04-07-19

Good read.

Good book, enjoyed it.

Narration was done well and believable characters.

Second half of the book focuses on explaining the intricate details of someone being Asexual and how someone who is Asexual dates a non Asexual which went on a bit too long for me but didn’t ruin the book.

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  • Kimberly
  • 03-31-19

A love story with a twist.

A beautiful story that is extremely well written about a sexuality that is normally over looked by most of society.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 01-11-19

this taught me things I didn't know

there is much I didn't know or understand about.... this was a good story with interesting loveable characters and subject that I was familiar with but now have broadened my mind...