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Pretend I'm Yours

Narrated by: Ben Prendergast
Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (25 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Desperate times call for desperate measures, like seeking a mail order groom. 

Saul McCormick isn't the kind of man who believes in fairy tales like love or trust. After a terrible breakup left him publicly on the ropes, Saul disappeared to the mountains to find himself again. He's just not ready to do people again yet. 

Kyler Nielson thought he had it made at the Tall Oaks Country Club, until he was suddenly canned. Stuck trying to keep his father in a comfortable living facility for dementia patients, Kyler needs cash now. Mail Misters, an online mail order groom service, is waving the green in his face. Can it be that bad? 

With Kyler desperate for cash and Saul desperate for companionship, the two seem like a perfect match. But Hollywood just won’t let go of Saul’s name, and Kyler can’t help but notice the seclusion isn’t great for his soon-to-be fake husband. Unfortunately, the city means exposure - and they can’t have that. 

These two are brought together to fake it until they make it. But when Saul's trust fund is put in jeopardy, can they make things work for real?

©2019 Equal Love Publishing (P)2019 Equal Love Publishing

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Great book

I loved this book I love how they fell in love with each other without even realizing they had

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A couple minor qualms, but overall great read

While there were some minor flaws, this book was overlap enjoyable and about what I expected. Although the setting is somewhat cheesy, the characters felt right in it, and underwent development that was fitting and interesting. It had the right amount of romance, sex, and conflict that I was looking for, without being excessive in any one area. The narrator's voice was absolutely lovely, and the subtle switch of voices between the two character perspectives was very well done.

The only things I found odd were that I wish there'd been a bit of warning that this is an alternate reality where male anatomy works a bit... differently. The book did a great job of introducing it gradually, but I do wish there'd been a hint of it in the description. The other thing I noticed was that other audiobooks I've read have edited out the narrator's inhales between sentences. I hadn't noticed it before, but their inclusion was a but distracting for me.

Overall, I would recommend this book.

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A quick romance

This is a very quick romance. Wrapped up in a nice bow in a couple of hours.(Sweet! sex scenes too!) Just not believable. Not what I would expect from Aiden’s books, or maybe just not the ones I usually read. These characters were likable but shallow on a whole other level. I’ve heard of love at first site but come on, love at first photo. Then the texting. These two were practically in love before they ever got together and the conditions of contract were no “no love”. The main character was a recluse and didn’t want a relationship, his parents did. “No money unless you live like a real person” Hogwash!! Of course they fall for each other! Of course they have a baby. But it’s not about the money......except the dad comes and says” you can have all the money again” in the delivery room. Give me a break, really!?!

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love always wins

Love wins in the end... no matter how much we resist it, avoid it, defy it, mock it, one can't fight against their own nature, and we are made to offer and receive love...love always wins.
I enjoyed the great relationship between Kyler and his father, between Kyler and his good, sometimes annoying friend, Jess, the puns and jokes between the characters, the good taste of Saul's house and the balance he found living in the mountains, even if what brought him there was the unexpected treason of the one who was supposed to be his lover.
What is not something to appreciate, something very human, and the reason of many of misunderstandings and sufferings in stories and real life, is the fact that we don't communicate and don't listen. We prefer to hide, because we suffer, and we don't listen, because we are hurt and in hurry to run away from the one who disappointed us, without even trying to hear their reasons. That shows that this love was not very mature. Only after much suffering we understand our mistakes, and those really determined to find their happiness and redemption find the courage to give up on their pride and stubbornness, admit their mistakes and start all over for the sake of those they love. This is the first sign of a real love. Enjoy and learn! :)

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Mail-order Hubby? Sign me up!

This was a wonderful way to pass a day of listening.
The story was one I did not feel like I had heard before. It was fresh and engrossing, and I was a little sad when it was over because I wanted more.
The mail-order husband angle to the story was unique to me. I had not come across it before.
Ben's performance really help to develop a pleasant listening experience.
I would totally recommend.

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Steadfastly a Bates Novel

I read any Bates book with the expectation that I'm going to get something light usually low angst (imo) and sweet. This book didn't disappoint at all. The characters are well written and believable. I was able to easily sink into the story. It was a very nice story to listen to while I worked. I have been happy that some of the Bates' books are going over to audio. They make me happy. :)

Ben is a new narrator for me and he was decent. He gets a little monotone in places but I can forgive that. As a newer narrator he definitely has potential and I'll keep an eye out for future works.

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A great listen!

This story was slightly angsty, very emotional, and full of love. I thoroughly enjoyed the main characters's development as well as their interactions through out the story. Ben Prendergast did a fantastic job bring Bate's book to life.

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as expected.

I thought the character were really well thought out and put together. I really was interested in the story line. I don't want to give too much aways storywise I hate spoilers but i thought it was really heartbreaking with the father having Alzheimer's. Those instance made me bawl. not to mention the douchebag ex. although what love story is without some kind of past. I liked the performance of narrator I think he brought the story to its potential.

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Great Book

The book was amazing. love all Aiden's books. I look like how it was set off in the mountains of no where. It made me cry when one of the characters died but I loved how the others pulled together.

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I loved it!!!

I loved the storyline. I loved the nod to "Pretty Woman" (one of my favorite movies), low angst, and mpreg resulting in one great read. The narrator was excellent