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Publisher's Summary

Gigi Bassano

Young. Beautiful. Idealistic. Proud. Gigi was raised outside the Andrade clan, but it has left her with an ache she cannot deny. When she's invited to her brothers' weddings, she refuses at first, then changes her mind and attends without telling anyone. She won't let herself love them, but she can't stay away. It's a recipe for disappointment and heartbreak...especially when she throws herself at her brother's best friend, Kane.

Kane Sander

Sexy, rich, loyal, protective. He shouldn't want her. But he will. He should stay away from her. But he won't. Love doesn't follow anyone's rules. Deny it. Run from it. Love always finds a way.

©2015 Ruth Cardello (P)2016 Ruth Cardello

What members say

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Great series

Would you consider the audio edition of Loving Gigi to be better than the print version?

I love the story line but the performance voice was not good.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Gigi, she had a rough start in life but made the best of what she had.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

I love listening to audio books, the performance voice was nasally.

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

I laughed and cried while listening to this book.

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WHY

First of all, as many others have said, why is there a different narrator for the last book in the series, and more importantly, why doesn't she pronounce Edinburgh correctly? I'm only about half way through but that is driving me CRAZY. It's Edin-boro. Not Edin-burg. Also, there are a bunch of characters that are supposed to have a variety of European accents (namely the heroine, who is Italian) but sound like they are from the midwestern United States. Honestly, if this was a book about people from the midwest or even if everyone was American it probably wouldn't be as bad. She's not a terrible narrator, just not good for this book.

That being said, the story isn't great. Maybe it will pick up, but it seems like an afterthought to the rest of the series. I feel like Gigi's character could have been eliminated entirely and the series could have ended with the last book.

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Narrator

Narrator makes the men sound like chipmunks. Should have used the narrator from the previous stories. It would have made this book more enjoyable. It was hard to get through.

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Horrible Impressions

Would you try another book from Ruth Cardello and/or Robin Rowan?

Ruth Cardello yes but Robin Rowan no

Would you recommend Loving Gigi to your friends? Why or why not?

Yes, it a good story

Would you be willing to try another one of Robin Rowan’s performances?

No way. Her impressions were way off the mark.

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The narrator couldn't be worse. Awful.

I've purchased all 5 in this series. I love the stories and characters. This narrator made this book nearly impossible to enjoy. Not only were the different voices grating and awful, they were not consistent with the characters and other books. I can't express how disappointed that I am with the narration. I wished I would not have purchased the audible version and just read the book.

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Not a fan of this narrator 😕

If I buy any more of this series, it will be in book form. It is easier to skip ahead that way....the narrator was awful! All the women sounded like bubble headed bimbos, and while some of the men's voices were ok, The voice of Alessandro resembled a cartoon character. I would much rather have someone just straight up read from the book than be irritated by the voices.

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poor narration

The book out shines the audio version. The narrator has eliminated all ethnic accents. British educated main Character sounds like she grew up in Cleveland. Italian uncles have changed their accents to sound S if they were born in Alabama!. Save your money.

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This audio reading sucked

I cannot get into the story because of the audio reading. The other books were so good and the story strong, that this one both annoys and disappoints me.

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Disappointed in narrator

I feel books in a series should all be narrated by the same person. Four of the five in this series were; the last was terrible. It was like meeting the characters all over again. Instead of the characters being portrayed as wealthy Italians the narrator portrayed them as blue collar Americans....very disappointed.

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Great Series!

Any additional comments?

This is a great book; this is the fifth book in The Andrades series written by Ruth Cardello and narrated by Robin Rowan. This book can be listened to in one sitting if you have the time, once I started listening to it I didn’t want to put it down until the end. Gigi was raised outside the Andrade clan, but it has left her with an ache she cannot deny. When she's invited to her brothers' weddings, she refuses at first, then changes her mind and attends without telling anyone. She won't let herself love them, but she can't stay away. It's a recipe for disappointment and heartbreak...especially when she throws herself at her brother's best friend, Kane. This is a great book with a wonderful story and well developed characters. This book will keep you reading long into the night. This was such a great read and full of surprises.
The narrator Robin Rowan did a great job with this book. She did a great job with the different voices of each character in this book. It was very easy to listen to in one sitting. I didn’t want to stop listening until the end.
If you are looking for a great book with great characters then you need to listen to this book. I am looking forward to listening to the next book by this author and narrator.

A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.