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Hooked Audiobook

Hooked: A Bad Boy MMA Romance

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Publisher's Summary

Only bad boys go to prison....

To everyone else in town, Zack is just an ex-con. All he wants is to be an MMA fighter, and good girl Mia is the only one who knows he's going to be a daddy.

I f - ked up. I lost a year of my life and my MMA career to prison, and I earned every day of that sentence. But I did it for a woman. To protect her and our unborn child. And then I found out it was all a lie. When I got out, I vowed I'd never make the same mistake again. Until I met Mia. I told myself no distractions. No complications. I was dedicating my life to training. To fighting. So why do I find myself wanting to fight for her?

Hooked is a standalone novel of 40,000 words with no cheating, no cliffhanger and an HEA ending.

©2016 JB Duvane (P)2016 JB Duvane

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    Cheri 11-23-16
    Cheri 11-23-16 Member Since 2012

    Love to listen to audiobooks!

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    "Better Than Expected!"


    For a story under four hours, Hooked was well written, had a good pace and a captivating plot. Perfect for those who want a complete short story. This is the typical boy saves girl, they talk, go out, date, fall in love, but with a surprising twist I haven't seen in any other story. Zack's made bad choices and ended up spending a year in prison. He's out now and just wants to get his life back on track and not have any distractions. When he see's a women being attacked by two men in an alley, he steps in and stops them. They end up going out and she offers to let him train for a fight at the gym she manages. They're attracted, have good chemistry and everything is looking good until Zack feels betrayed by Mia. Overall, for a short story, this was decent. I would love to see it extended because the twist does bring some angst between the characters.

    Logan McAllister did a really good job on the narration. I was able to easily distinguish between the characters.

    My review is based on reviewing this from a short story perspective and agree with the other positive reviews, this story is a two thumbs up! I was voluntarily provided this free review audiobook copy by the author, narrator, or publisher.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    wonder woman 06-15-17

    babycakes

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    "mma romance"

    Loved this book! Felt the emotions and the connection with the characters. Awesome love story! Cant wait for more books lile this one! I was voluntarily provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher/narrator through Audiobook Boom.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    NB St Louis, MO 01-04-17
    NB St Louis, MO 01-04-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Good story for a short book"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes it was a good story with Zach just getting out of jail and Mia just graduating college while trying to find her purpose in the world.


    What three words best describe Logan McAllister’s performance?

    I enjoyed the performance and his voice seemed perfect for Zach.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed the book and was surprised by the twist because I never even gave it much thought. How it worked out was slightly unbelievable but it is a HEA romance.

    I was provided this audiobook through Audiobook Boom at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    KIDSFIRST81 06-15-17
    KIDSFIRST81 06-15-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Quick MMA listen"

    I would recommend this audiobook for someone looking for a quick listen. It's a good book although it does have violence, language and sex so of course I do put those warnings in it so it's not for everyone as they are triggers for some people.

    This story is about Zack was a well known MMA fighter who was known as Hooked who was in prison after breaking into a home (setup by his old girlfriend). Right after Zack is released he meets Mia when she is out on the town and gets into a bad situation and is almost raped. Zack rescues her and they form a relationship when she offers to train him in MMA at her father's gyms. The story has several twists and turns from there and the story is an enjoyable listen from here.


    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher for my unbiased review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    DK 04-12-17
    DK 04-12-17 Member Since 2013

    Romance & espionage are my faves–but I like/review almost everything! If review is helpful please vote 'yes.' Consider following me. :-)

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    "I Almost Turned It Off But I Got Hooked"


    I was about to shut this book off at about two minutes in because of the excessive use of profanity. I am not a 'words police' type of person BUT this was beyond anything I wanted to subjugate myself to. Continuous F-bombs are not really intellectual... However, I held out a few more minutes and things settle down a bit.

    The opening scene was in the prison that the and perhaps the authors felt they needed to use the strong and excessive language but once our hero, Zack, was released from jail things got quite a bit better.

    I am glad that I hung on because this was not a "fluff" piece flitting from one mature scene to another between the main characters and their desires.

    A well-thought-out, planned and executed storyline from start to finish.

    Logan McAllister was marvelous in his performances of Zack, Mia, and all of the other secondary characters. He gave each their own voices.

    I am not one who really goes for the (MMA) mixed martial arts scene, in my book reading or listening. However this one has changed my mind and I will definitely look out four more books from Natasha Tanner & JB Duvane, as well as perfomanxe by Logan McAllister

    4 Strong Stars in every aspect (Storyline, Performance and Overall)



    *I received this work in exchange for my review; good, bad or meh. I've written all 3 kinds.

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Book junkie Pennsylvania 02-16-17
    Book junkie Pennsylvania 02-16-17

    I love to read, so much so that I now read through audio books even when I'm driving.

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    "A one two punch"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, always good to pass along a new author who has something new to say.


    Would you recommend Hooked to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes, for anyone that enjoys contemporary romance, this had a nice kick to it.


    What about Logan McAllister’s performance did you like?

    It was well done and the characters voices were distinct with very good timing and tempo.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Watch out what you ask for


    Any additional comments?

    I received this book for free for an honest review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    sheryl beauchemin Rochester, NY 11-18-16
    sheryl beauchemin Rochester, NY 11-18-16 Member Since 2014

    Say something about yourself!

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    "GREAT BIG STORY IN A SHORT BOOK"
    Any additional comments?

    I was provided this audiobook through Audiobook Boom at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review.

    Wow was I surprised at how visually full and how well developed the characters were for a short book. The writing was smooth; everything stayed cohesive despite large gaps of time. The romance had everything a big book has even the big surprise hurdle... and the sex came late, but it sizzled.

    Loved the narrator's voice for both H and h. I was only disappointed that he didn't keep the same voice for spoken and inner. Felt a bit odd hearing a man speak Mia's inner thoughts injected between the higher pitch "she saids."

    Two strong THUMBS UP for this reviewer!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    TJ United States 11-16-16
    TJ United States 11-16-16 Member Since 2015

    TJ

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    "Pretty good"

    Recent college graduate Mia meets Zack, a former MMA fighter when he saves her from a dangerous situation. Although they have very different backgrounds, they form an instant bond.
    What I liked: I really liked the concept and storyline. The story is sexy and steamy. It was a very quick read. I went into this book blind and wasn’t aware it was a secret baby story, so I won’t hold the irresponsible behavior against the main characters  I’m a huge fan of the Bad Boy with a heart of gold. Zack embodies that persona. I really enjoyed his character development.
    What didn’t work for me: The heroine isn’t very smart for a twenty-something. She’s sweet, but very immature. I’m not a fan of women making stupid choices that put themselves in danger. My other complaint is that the story felt rushed to me. It could have been fleshed out a little more to increase the impact.
    Audiobook review: The audiobook narration was pretty good. Not excellent, but not horrible either. The pace was great, but I didn’t enjoy his attempts at sounding feminine voices.
    Overall, I enjoyed this quick read. I rate it 3.5 Stars.
    I voluntarily reviewed and ARC provided by the author.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lori 07-18-17
    Lori 07-18-17 Member Since 2014
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    "I was Hooked"
    Any additional comments?

    3.5 stars

    Really enjoyed this book. I was looking forward to this book and was not disappointed at all. It pulls you in from the start and never lets go. Being a shorter story it moves at a pretty fast pace but is well written and flows smoothly. It doesn't have that "choppy" feel many short stories have. It's not often a short story can give you a twist you don't see coming until it happens, this one does.

    A bit of suspense and steamy romance with a little angst and drama all combined in a very entertaining and enjoyable story with no cliffhanger and a HEA.

    The instant connection and attraction works here. You don't feel like their relationship is rushed. Zack and Mia are both immediately likable and you can't help but root for them to get their well deserved HEA.

    Logan McAllister does a good job with the narration. Great voice. Perfect for a bad boy alpha type. Deep, gravelly, smoldering and rough around the edges. There is only slight difference between male and female voices in this story which can be confusing at times. With a voice that deep though I'm glad he doesn't try to do a high pitched female voice. I would love to hear him do more dual narration stories.

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily provided this review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanie Pittser Oklahoma 07-14-17
    Stephanie Pittser Oklahoma 07-14-17

    Stephanie Pittser

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    "Enjoyably Sweet"

    This story between Zack and Mia is so sweet. Their story is how all the sweet ones should begin with the amazing hunk saving the innocent damsel and then becoming better together. Yes. As in all good romances there were some problems and things go wrong, but I love how it all worked out. And Logan had an amazing voice and his husky rasp made the story so much more enjoyable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    "Hooked, well I sure was ;)"

    this is a great fun Bad boy romance, a light listen/read with colourful characters and delightful description and dialogue. The narrato, has a delicious voice with an enormous character range, from a squeaky little girl to rough and gruff deep voices. Most impressive. his reading of the text between conversation was forceful, A good story and some awesome MMA that played out like a movie in your mind .Overall it was an impressive performance and it enhanced the enjoyment of the reading experience. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.I received this title for free in exchange for an unbiased review.As always this is my honest opinion .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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