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Closer Audiobook

Closer: Contemporary Billionaire Romance Novel

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Publisher's Summary

Famous Dutch architect Sven van der Meer, has just completed the greatest achievement of his professional life - the design and construction of The Spire, Chicago's tallest, most controversial skyscraper. But a shameful secret threatens to destroy his prestigious career - he's losing his eyesight. Now, he's run out of time and the only woman qualified to help maintain his charade of invincibility is also the one woman who despises him and The Spire. And he's fairly certain she's hiding something as well. Will the fiery, but enchanting, Miss Sanchez be the right woman to play the role of his pretend girlfriend? Or will the temptation of getting too close, too fast jeopardize their business arrangement and the future of his entire career?

When 28-year-old woefully unemployed Inez Sanchez arrives to her interview with hotter-than-hell billionaire architect Sven van der Meer - mastermind behind The Spire - she quickly realizes his job proposition isn't what she was anticipating. He's hiding a life-changing secret, one that could ruin his career as the most influential architect in the world, and he's willing to pay her 5000 dollars a day - just to help him keep it. Will she accept his offer to become his "pretend girlfriend" for the next four days in order to ensure the success of the most important week of his life? Or will her sassy flair for independence and smartass sarcasm keep her from submitting to his stern authoritative commands, no matter how sexy his European accent might be? And what will happen when he discovers she's hiding a secret, too - one that could threaten the stability of their arrangement and prevent her from getting too close to the one man in the world who might be capable of gaining her trust...

©2015 Aria Hawthorne (P)2017 Aria Hawthorne

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    Mindy Lou's Book Reviews 05-29-17
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    "Great narrator"
    What does Emma White bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Emma White did a great job with the accents and different characters in the story. It was a smooth transition between each of them.


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    MDKH 05-25-17
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    "A great story that makes you smile"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I loved the story line and Ms Hawthorne wrote it well. I have also read "Priceless" and "Devotion" and enjoyed how they link together but each acts as a stand alone book. I am a definite fan of Aria Hawthorne's writing and hope she produces more. ...off to read Ex's now.


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    Sarah DeLong 05-22-17
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    "Well Done!"

    Loved the narrator and her accents. A really great story I totally immersed myself into. Exciting and entertaining love story.

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    Shadowplay 05-20-17
    Shadowplay 05-20-17
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    "a breathtakingly unconventional and heart-stopping"
    What did you love best about Closer?

    Closer is a breathtakingly unconventional and heart-stoppingly sensational journey of the constant struggle between pride and trust. No struggle is more vicious and yet no reward greater then when you can rest one aside for the sake of the other. Only truth and love can crush through the insurmountable steel walls of pride in order to envelop and permeate a person with the pleasure and joy of truly trusting another person. The most terrifying and yet the most satisfying gift that you can give another person is one that must be earned with blood, sweat, and tears. It’s not easy and yet it will change your life without question. It is worthy of giving if the other is one who treasures and honors it in every possible way.

    Also, I loved the narrator and her ability to brings these wonderfully complex characters to life. She had a wonderfully entertaining knack for performing each of them with heart and depth that made me want to know all I could about each one.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters that you meet along this wonderfully heart wrenching journey are some of the most complex and yet incredible examples of a wonderfully talented and beautifully loving author. The exquisite care of the creation and transformation that happens before your eyes will take your breath away, and have you longing for so much more of their story. Nothing is truly impossible if we have a heart that listens and guides us throughout the dark corners and grey stormy days of life. While no life is perfect. We can choose to love perfectly, build carefully, and restore at every turn.


    What does Emma White bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Emma White is a very versatile narrator that brought a very special quality to this reading. She made each character so very special and unique. I never wanted to stop listening to her performance. Her special skills brought a wonderful life and light to this brilliant storyline.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Aria Hawthorne weaves a stunning story of courage, determination, and heart that will overtake all of your senses. You will lose yourself to the incredible depth and breathe of this fabulous world whose characters will steal your heart and wisk you off your feet. Don’t be afraid to feel and to imagine the things you want to claim, achieve, and unravel. Sometimes our very hopes and dreams can take form before our very eyes if we take the chance to do what we never would have normally dared to do. Never stop dreaming, never stop loving, and never stop hoping.


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    sweetliks 05-19-17
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    "REALLY Enjoyed the Storyline and Narration!"

    This is my first book of Aria Hawthorne and first audiobook of Emma White so I did not know what to expect from the storyline and how the narrator would do with all the different voices. But I thought this was a really good story and narration. I loved the banter between Sven and Inez and she was just a really strong heroine, which i love! I hated Hans and Celeste and Elliott, i wanted to reach into the book and strangle them but that's what made you invested in the book! I LOVED Inez's grandma, she was a hoot! The narrator did a really good job with all the voices and I loved that she read the non-dialogue parts with an accent! This was a really enjoyable book!

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    Estella Peoria Heights, IL, United States 05-17-17
    Estella Peoria Heights, IL, United States 05-17-17 Member Since 2015
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    "In love with this Aria Hawthorne series!"
    If you could sum up Closer in three words, what would they be?

    Funny, exciting, enjoyable


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Inez Sanchez, I love her spicy attitude and I loved that even though all the rich people she was around did not keep her from being herself. She talked to them just like she did everyone else.


    What about Emma White’s performance did you like?

    I liked the accent it helped for Sven's accent.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Inez walked in to find her friend screwing her baby's dad while they had put the baby in the bathroom.


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed this story. It is well written and it was a delicious to read! This book had some very sexy scenes it has some humorous parts and some very juicy secrets! I am in love with this series and with Aria Hawthorne! She won a spot on my favorite author list! Love her story lines and her writing style. Plus I enjoy the old Chicago info that her books offer.

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