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Publisher's Summary

A hotheaded city boy clashes with a headstrong country girl in the first book of this hot new series from award-winning author Mysti Parker and coauthor MJ Post! 

Broken dreams aren't always the pits.

Luke Martelli had one thing going for him: He knew race cars. But he didn't get his thrills behind the wheel. Drivers wanted speed and handling, and he could make that happen. He'd been hours away from working his dream job with a pit crew when a freak accident took that chance away. 

Now he works a crap job as a parade float builder in Brooklyn. Then Ellison Carlisle, a rich girl from Kentucky, has the nerve to tell him to accept his fate. What does she know about pain? But damn, she's got the curves to match her smart mouth, and that's a mouth he's having a hard time resisting.

For Ellie, moving to Brooklyn was supposed to be a fresh start. She's homesick, but getting away from painful memories in Lexington is worth the change. Until she meets Luke, the hotheaded city boy who's entirely too sexy for his attitude.

Her track record for boyfriends is 0-for-3. Is it worth the risk to try to break that big chip on Luke's shoulder, or is he another lost cause?

©2018 Mysti Parker (P)2018 Mysti Parker

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Driving Me Crazy!!!

At first, it seemed to me that this was going to be another run of the mill, opposites attract kind of book, but Mysti Parker and MJ Post have given this trope a few twists and come up with a winner. Ellison comes to Brooklyn to start her new life. She is a party planner and gets the opportunity to plan the parades in Brooklyn. Luke, previously a pit mechanic, is the float builder for the parades. The two have instant attraction and the story goes from there. I love the slight push-pull these two had in the beginning, giving their instant attraction almost a slow burn feel. As they got to know each other, their personalities really melded and it is easy to feel their love grow. With such different upbringings, Ellie and Luke prove that with communication and love, even the most difficult of circumstances can be worked through. Luke has some real confidence issues with his job, and I love how Ellie makes him feel worthy, though she knows it's not where his heart is. There are several good supporting characters, one being Luke's cousin Bozo..the one you love to hate! Adding a little confrontation and drama, he is a great addition.

This is my first listen by this team of narrators. Dana Dae did a great job with just enough Midwestern accent to let you know Ellie is a transplant in New York. Brad Hackworth provided an impressive Brooklyn accent for Luke, reminding me of John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever! Together they work well together with an even pace and made an excellent listen.

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It’s a crazy 5 star story

First listen I have from these 2 authors. Love how there is a true love story that grows . There is planning, love and many levels in this listen

Hero is Luke. Heroine is Ellison.
Ellison is starting new new job new city . Her new job is in Brooklyn NY . The job is a party planner and she needs to be planning floats for the city and she’s real excited about it. That is where she meets Luke. Luke is a mechanic but for the floats he will be the builder . He’s willing to build the floats till something else comes up more to his experience.

Luke and Ellison have an instant attraction to each other but they are afraid of the outcome. It seems it’s two steps forward and two steps back for them . Will they trust each other and their feelings to make a go of it

First time I heard the 2 narrators and they were great . They brought the story to life

Looking forward to book 2

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2 broken people become 1 together!

This story truly touched my heart! I went in blind and was so happy that I did. Had I known anything about this book before hand, I feel it could has possibly lessened the impact of it. I refuse to give away anything more than the vague tagline here. You have to go in without reading anything about it!

The narration was okay. I had a slight difficulty with the accents but that was a person issue that I tend to have with accents. It definitely did not take away from the story in any way.

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Worth Listening To

This was a good book to listen to. I enjoyed the story. It was well written and the characters were great. This was my first audible story I listened to and I found I did enjoy it. The narrators read this with emotion and clarity. I will definitely be listening to more books in the future.

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Good story

Mysti Parker and MJ Post are new authors to me. This is an instant-lust, but slow burn story between Ellie and Luke. This short story is good and well written. The narration is well done. I received this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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Jersey Boy and Kentucky Girl

I really enjoyed this listen by Mysti Parker and MJ Post with their opposites attract. Ellie and Luc had instant attraction, yet not instant like. Both characters had endearing characteristics, yet were hiding their "flaws". The journey to love was not easy and the story took a slow burn instead of instant combustion. I thought the imagery was well done. The narration was very good and fit the characters with their accents. Dana Dad and Brad Hackworth were new to me. I would listen to more books by these authors and narrators. I had requested this review copy audiobook and have voluntarily written this review.

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Loved it!

Hot headed city boy and a headstrong country girl. Who could ask for more, yet the story gives so much more! A must read.

The narrator is perfect for this audible and does wonderful work

I recieved a copy of this audible free at my request and am happy to leave my review

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Cute story

This listen was good but not great. It was a slow start for the two love birds. Then like full speed ahead lol the story kind of bounced around. The sex was hot could have used more of it. The narrators were great when doing there own voices but the girls accent was supposed to be Brooklyn but turn out to be Australian lol the guy was sexy but a bit slow. Overall I like it

This is an unbiased review with a credit from audiobookboom

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Very Hot Voice!!!!

the story was good but a bit predictable. I loved their vulnerabilities and thought they added depth to the characters. However, Brad Hackworth's narration makes this book more than bearable! I would listen to him narrate the wanted ads!

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  • Clare Keating
  • 05-31-18

A great love story

I received this title for free in exchange for an unbiased review.

This was a great story. I like a good love story and this was a great love story. I did not think Luke was that much of a hot head he was just a little hung up on an injury he got which meant he could not work on the race track. I thought he was a sweetheart and he fell hard and fast for Ellison as did she for him. Not a huge amount happened in the story (action or fighting) but it was nice to listen to how the relationship developed. I rooted for the couple and when it looked like they could be drawn apart I just so wanted them to work it out. The part at the parade was heart breaking and so well done it had me on edge. Dana Dae and Brad Hackworth are new narrators to me but I thought they did such a great job I loved Luke's accent it was very sexy. Ellison was from the south and I loved how she sounded. I enjoyed all aspects of this book.