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I didn't plan on him...or for him.

I didn't plan on anything that had to do with Cal Donovan from Boston.

Meeting him was a complete and utter surprise, taking me completely off guard. I met new people every single day in my line of work, and none of them affected me. Isn't that just the way of things? You could meet a thousand people, and they'd all mean nothing to you, but then you'd meet that one and they suddenly meant everything.

I was a self-professed workaholic. When did making yourself your number-one priority become such a horrible thing? I wasn't entirely sure, but I learned fairly quickly after my last breakup that men don't like being second on a woman's priority list. And they seemed to be intimidated by a motivated female, calling me things like hard to handle, challenging, and difficult.

Being single seemed to work best for me, and I didn't plan on changing my relationship status anytime soon.

But then I met Cal.

And he f***ing ruined everything.

©2016 J. Sterling (P)2016 Inspire Magic, Inc.

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Really enjoyed this book

I was kind of skeptical about this book because another book by the author that people loved I kind of hated. I didn't even finish that series, but I this for a deal so it was a win win. I really liked this book. It was a bit of insta-love but they didn't immediately jump and bed so it was cool. And I can understand meeting someone and just really vibing with them from the start so it really wasn't love but more like insta-like. Plus they had a long distance relationship and got to really know each other from that so I had no issue with it. I like how both characters were not ready for love but it came to them when they least expected. The long distance thing worked for them since they both put work first and didn't really have time for a relationship. That's pretty much what brought them together. I also like how it was the mystery of will they or wont they since they lived on opposite sides of the country and neither were willing to move but they had such a strong pull to each other.

One thing I didn't like was after a certain thing happened the heroine had too much inner dialogue. She just kept rethinking the same thing over and over again for like 2-3 whole chapters. That got annoying especially in listening to the audio. I think the resolution to the conflict was kind of sudden but there was drastic measure taken to make amends so I was ok with the resolution. 3 stars for the story.

I really loved listening to the audio book of this story. Not saying that it would have been worse reading it but the audio book kept me really engaged and it usually takes me a while to listen to audio books but I listened to this straight through pretty much. I love Erin Mallon as a narrator and this was my first book with Jason Clarke but he did a really good job. 5 stars for narration.

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  • Kellee
  • Charlotte, NC
  • 05-16-18

Very Vanilla

This was a cute story. The storyline was not as strong as it could’ve been.

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Couldn't wait to hear the next chapter!

I listened during my 70 minute commute to & from work and when I would arrive and had to shut it off, I already couldn't wait to hear what would happen next. I struggled to keep myself from listening to it on my break, that is how much I loved it! I just wish there was more!!!!!

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Couldn't stop listening

Loved the story! Couldn't stop listening! J sterling is defiantly one of my new fave authors. Best part of all, Jason Clarke's narration is so damn sexy! I could listen to him talk all damn day. *swoon*

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BORING

This book was absolutely terrible! I kept waiting for it to get better based on the reviews but it was so bland and boring. The narrator's voices were very one dimensional and monotone which made the story even worse. The intake of breath after each sentence that Erin Mallon did became increasingly annoying, and I mean EVERY sentence. The woman in the story claimed to be a strong, independent, work driven woman then she turned into a desperate psychotic woman in a relationship with issues. Do not waste your time or money.

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Loved it, Loved it, Loved it!!!

The story was great. The characters were awesome. one issue I did have was with the Erin Mallon, her voice has a tendency to be whiney or insecure sounding and it was off putting at times. Jason Clarke however, has a gorgeous and sexy voice. Overall I was very happy with this book.

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Dear Heart, You Are Mean! But this book isn't

okay so my title sucks! But this book didn't!

Dear Heart, I Hate You is an instant connection. It's chemistry, friendship, and lust. It's perfect until one teeny tiny detail...distance.

The distance, the workaholic nature, and doubt are an invisible poison. But don't fear there is an antidote...You just have to keep reading.

Erin Mallon must be aware that even straight woman crush in her "guy" voice. At first it's disconcerting for the horny straight woman (that's me!) but it is a passing thought. Erin nails this book and from what I've heard her others too.

This is my first Jason Clarke and I enjoyed listening to him as well. I have a feeling he will be popping up on my radar again soon.

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Sweet, sexy, and angsty

This is a cute read with just enough emotional tug of the heartstrings. I thought the story of Jules and Cal was clever, sweet, sexy, and easy to read. There was just enough angst to have me curious how the story would end, and I found myself cheering for the endearing couple to survive the obstacles in their relationship.

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Fast building love

Jules is away on a work conference in Boston when she meets Cal. They both are very career driven people and seem to have a lot in common. They spend one weekend together that leaves them both feeling sad that they live so far apart because one weekend just doesn’t seem to be enough.

Cal has a career plan and a relationship with someone would completely interfere with that but he finds himself constantly thinking about Jules and decides to visit her for the weekend. This visit ends up opening even more doors for him and potentially more time in LA.

Jules is completely swept up in being with Cal and every thought she has seems to involve him. Therefore when things change between them she is left feeling confused and angry with her heart for letting her fall so quickly.

This was another fabulous read from Jenn Sterling.

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Good

Characters were realistic, and you get strung along by the author just as much as the female protagonist. Lol