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They told me I'd be an escort; they made it sound so easy.

Really, I'm just a high-priced call girl.

Desperation brought me to this, and it led me to him, my one and only client.

Hating him is easy; he reminds me of my shame.

Wanting him is wrong; it fills me with guilt.

Loving him is a losing battle, yet it's become everything.

A gift and a curse, he consumes my every thought, and I'd rather play my part in his bed than to spend one day without him.

©2015 Alice Tribue (P)2016 Alice Tribue

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Pretty Good Story

Where does Contractual rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

In the middle. I have listened to some bummers and I have listened to some extraordinary ones.

What did you like best about this story?

I like the fact that even though the relationship started out not so hot. It ended with both of them getting exactly what they wanted.

Which character – as performed by Lia Langola – was your favorite?

I liked Sage and Jackson. She did an excellent job on both characters.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I actually did listen to it in one sitting. This was my reading time so I just finished the book.

Any additional comments?

"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."<br/>Sage and Jackson make a great pair. Think Pretty Woman with an erotic twist. They are both wounded souls who find what they need and lack in each other.Jackson never wanted a relationship because of his upbringing and Sage did not want another because of how her most recent ended. After running from him he finds her again and they reunite stronger than ever.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Enjoyable Story

The story was good and kept me interested until the end. I loved the epilogue. Some stories leave you hanging at the end but this one had a great conclusion.

Lia Langola did a great job narrating this story. I'll be looking for more books done by her.

Jackson made me mad at the beginning! What a Jerk! I'm glad he grows out of it. Sage finds herself in a horrible situation. Not many people would be able to put up with someone like Jackson and hold their own.

This book was given to me free of charge in exchange for my unbiased and honest opinion.

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I loved every minute of it

****I was given this audio book from www.audiobookblast.com free in exchange for an honest review*****

OHMYGODDDDD!!!!!!! I loved this book. It was by no means a sweet, lovely romance. It was dysfunctional, messed up, profane, upsetting and at times a little disturbing romance. But I freaking loved it, I loved every minute of it.

This book is a love story between a abusive jerk main character and an 'escort' (basically a prostitute) protagonist. Though Sage, our female MC, has a decent amount of self respect, she takes a lot of abuse because she needs to keep her job. On the flip side, they both grow a lot as people, and even at their worst, I still hoped that Jackson and Sage would grow enough as people to have a functional relationship. Actually, functional or dysfunctional, I just wanted them together.

Both of them came from horrible, abusive families, and the author does a really good job of showing the psychological effects of their various upbringings, one with abandonment issues, the other with inferiority issues. I find this juxtaposition is pretty common in this genre. This book also very loosely follows the 'Pretty Woman' plotline, but the author openly embraces the comparison, having the characters see the similarity in the story and comment more than once on it.

Some people don't like stories like these, with messed up dysfunctional characters, one a jerk alpha male, the other a protagonist trapped in a demining situation. I hope that I can warn those people away and ask them to please not read or listen this book, they'll probably hate it and might end up writing a bad review and bring down the average. They're not the intended audience, and I seriously think this book deserves a high average.

But if you're like me, and love a little steamy dysfunction with your romance, then yes GET IT!!!! This book is definitely five star read for me, maybe a six or seven star. I was given an audiobook copy at 4 yesterday, I started it after my son went to bed and I'm writing this review at 9 this morning, that's how good it was, I could not stop listening.

The narrator, Lia Langola, was also very talented. I didn't notice any recording issues and her voices for the men were as great as her voices for the women.

Great steamy audio book/ book all around!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Decent Story

This story was kind of predictable from the beginning. A poor girl, who will do anything to survive, meets a rich man. I felt like there was not enough character development, and I would have liked to know more about some things. I thought that the hero was a jerk, and I don’t believe that he could have changed so quickly. I didn’t like how the heroine was so forgiving toward him. In overall, it was an decent read, but the ending left me unsatisfied, and I feel like it had much more potential.

This is my first time listening to a book narrated by Lia Langola. She is a wonderful narrator and her voice was refreshing. I will continue to seek out more of her work.

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.

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Interesting...

I couldn't always decide how I felt about Jackson...he was redeemable however because he was faithful and protective and eventually figured things out he came out on the positive. I did like Sage, she was also interesting because she became an escort out of desperation. I never did really understand why her family felt about as they did.
All in all an easy enough read that kept my interest, not incredible...but I really liked the epilogue.

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Great narrator!

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast.

Lia Langola is a new narrator to me and I like her voice. She sounded age-appropriate for the story and has a confidence voice (thankfully she is not nasally or whiney!)

She did well with a rather formulaic story (a desperate girl, who will do anything to survive, meets a alpha rich man) and I will definitely be on the look out for more books narrated by Lia

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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4 stars!

I was given an audioobook copy in exchange for a honest an unbaised review.
This is the first book I have listened/read by this author. I really enjoyed the book. Great read!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Better than I thought it would be

What did you love best about Contractual?

I liked how Sage didn't bend to Jackson's will. Even though she would concede, she would fight but she knew she was between a rock and a hard place

Who was your favorite character and why?

Sage. She was strong. She was under contract with Jackson but she didnt allow him to treat her like crap.

Any additional comments?

I read the book about Victoria before I listened to this and I felt like I may not like this story but it was really good. I like how Sage didn't fall over Jackson at their first meeting like I have read in other books. She thought he was an douche and their first sexual experience was not the best for her. I like how Jackson didn't immediately change which seemed more realistic to me. I really enjoyed listening to this book.<br/><br/>Copy provided by Audio blast for review.

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  • Daisy
  • PALMYRA, VA, United States
  • 04-22-16

On the fence

I am on the fence about this story it's a bit disheartening how the alpha male character treats the main female character in the story. The narrator did a great job but the story line needed a bit more happier moments in it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Contractual

Loved this book. Loved that I listened to it as I got caught up in the story. It has a different twist one I really like. I won this book and couldn't be happier as I like this author and will read whatever else she had written. Highly recommend that you listen to this story. Contractual us a true love story

1 of 1 people found this review helpful