Rafe: A Buff Male Nanny

Loose Ends Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Lacy Laurel
Series: Loose Ends Series, Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
Categories: Romance, Multicultural
4.5 out of 5 stars (113 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

All Dr. Sloan Copeland needed was someone to watch her kids. What she found was the man of her dreams....

After a nasty divorce and a thousand-mile move, Dr. Sloan Copeland and her twin daughters are finally getting the hang of their new life in Los Angeles. When their live-in nanny bails with no warning, Sloan is left scrambling to find a competent caretaker to wrangle her smart, sensitive girls. Nothing less will do.

Enter Rafe Whitcomb. He's all of those things, not to mention good-natured and one heck of a whiz in the kitchen. He's also tall, and handsome, and bearded, and ripped, and tatted, wrist to neck.

It doesn't take long for the Copelands to invite Rafe into their home. Just as quickly, both Sloan and Rafe find themselves succumbing to a heady mutual attraction, neither of them wants to deny. With every minute they spend under the same roof, this working mom can't help but wonder if Rafe can handle all her needs....

©2018 Rebekah Weatherspoon (P)2019 Tantor

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The Narrator ruined it for me

While the plot seemed like something I would like I couldn’t finish this book because of the Narrator’s voice. She sounds like she belongs on the nightly news or 20/20. Her inflection just about drove me crazy and I realized I wouldn’t be able to make it through listening to the voices she does for the men in the book. It’s too bad because I was interested but I will not be finishing this book based solely on the performance.

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Great Contemporary Romance

This was my first Rebekah Weatherspoon's book. Sloan an Rafe's story is sweet, heartwarming, drama free, and fun. They are great together, and they share an undeniable chemistry. The little ones are so cute! Lacy Laurel did a great job with all the voices. I enjoyed listening to this audiobook.

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Cinnamon Roll delight

Rafe is an absolute cinnamon roll and the story is sweet and sexy. The reader was bad though. It was hard to get past her news anchor narration. Her character voices were good though. I’m glad I pushed past how distracting the reader was because the story really was great. This book came very highly recommended to me and I’m glad I went for it. I definitely recommend this book. But not sure I could listen to the reader again. It might be better in print.

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Terrible Narrator

This lady’s voice is horrible. Just awful. I can’t convey how awful. Listen to the sample first.

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Putting this on Pause

I don't typically read reviews prior to or during a read or a listen, but I had to with this one. I need to see if anyone else was struggling through this like me. Once I start a book I have to finish it no matter how much it's not working for me. So this is one I'm going to have to come back to at another time.

The story in general it okay but the narration is not working for me. The one thing that really doesn't work for me is the voice/diction for Xeni. These are both Black Educated women; Sloan a Doctor and Xeni an educator, so why does the voices/diction used for Xeni come across to me as (and I hate to say this), a hood-rat? This is so disappointing to me. Honestly I'm not a fan of the voices used for Rafe's step-mom or Sloan's mother. Honestly, the male voices aren't working for me either.

There's a difference between narrating and reading. Now, I am not a narrator by any stretch of the imagine nation (trust me I tried recording myself....horrible), but I know what I like to hear and how something should sound to my ear and I think there should be some acting involved in the narration. Unfortunately this came across as straight reading to me. I've never listened to this narrator before but I heard a snippet of something else she narrated and saw her on FB and everything sounded okay. I'm not a one and done type of girl so I'm pretty sure I'll try another of her narrations after I make my way through this.

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What You See Is What You Get

Holy moly!

A tattooed ginger bearded bike riding child care giver! That’s Rafe. A man of such integrity and compassion. He is exactly what Sloan needs at a moment’s notice to care for her twin girls.....and herself.

The pace of their attraction was fast and I’m glad it didn’t drag out to a “will or won’t they” situation.

Narrated by Lacy Laurel, she was able to successfully carry off the deep register of a male voice so I wasn’t distracted from listening to her.
A sweet story with a happy ending, just what I wanted.

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Great storyline. Needs Male narrator.

Love the writing and I always like Lacy Laurel’s narration but she could have used a male counterpart. Someone who actually had a slight Boston accent.

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Funny

I reaf this bok after I read part 2 and I must admit that the narrator Lacy Laurel should have been used for Book as well.

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The voice did not match the male voices. I love the humor, sexy scenes, and the feminist twist in the story.

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No build up! Things move way too fast!

The narrator puts inflections where they shouldn’t go and reads the male voice in a weird way... it takes me out of the story. I wish the narrator would have pre-read the story to use context clues to see how to say a phrase in order to fit with the reaction! Geez!
Cringe! I can’t finish

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  • 03-08-19

A feel good listen!

A Buff Male Nanny is what drew me to this listen. Sloan, recently divorced and a successful heart surgeon is in desperate need of a nanny. Rafe, who is getting ready for a life change takes the job as the last time he will take on watching kids. But when these two meet, it's not just babysitting. Rebekah Weatherspoon has crafted a story where Rafe is a male character, confident, good looking and great at his job. He loves the girls, and he loves his family(who by the way are a lot of fun in the book). He isn't that super alpha, successful billionaire, but his charm and personality drew me in from the very start. Sloan is a great mom, a busy doctor but what I truly love about her is priorities and how she makes time for all. Put them together, and this couple has a passionate chemistry, some great communication and a style that will make you smile.

Lacy Laurel adds so much to this story with her narration. I think her voicing of Rafe is amazing, giving him some comedic value and true tenderness. He is a character with a lot of qualities that come out in her performance. As Sloan, she gives her a confidence and innocence. Plus we get her as 6 year old twins, which are spot on! She gives the story a lot of energy and makes it a feel good listen.