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The Number-One Best Seller in General Humor - Best-Selling Romantic Comedy and New Adult Romance

When 27-year-old pop sensation Brooklyn Heart steps in front of a microphone, her love songs enchant audiences worldwide. But when it comes to her own love life, the only spell she's under is a dry one. So when her label slots her for a Grammy performance with the sexy and soulful Jason Monroe, she can't help but entertain certain fantasies...those in which her G-string gets more play than her guitars'.

Only one problem. Jason is a lyrical lone wolf who isn't happy about sharing the stage - nor his ranch - with the sassy singer. But while it may seem like a song entitled "Jason Monroe Is an Arrogant Ho" basically writes itself, their label and their millions of fans are expecting recording gold.... They're expecting The Duet.

A fun & sexy romantic comedy.

©2014 R. S. Grey (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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Seriously many LOL moments....

Just was I was looking for...not a boring or expected comedy, but rather it had many original and funny moments. The are more relationships built than just the hero/heroine which always brings the story up a notch. Julia Farhat was a good choice for this narration and could be serious but still deliver the subtle tones of the jokes to make me laugh out loud. I would recommend for those looking for a break from angsty stories.

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Performance is terrible

Would you try another book from R. S. Grey and/or Julia Farhat?

yes

Any additional comments?

I do not think I am supposed to be laughing during the sex scenes, it's terrible.

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Thank god, characters that resemble actual humans

What made the experience of listening to The Duet the most enjoyable?

This book. Wow. I got it not expecting it to be all that great, the plot sounded like a fan fiction fantasy of being famous, but I found myself FALLING IN LOVE with this book.I am SO TIRED of romance novels where the female lead is an innocent virgin who has never dated a guy and the male lead is a brooding man whore who is over-possessive. SO. OVER. IT. Brooklyn and Jason were so so so realistic and funny and cute and perfect and I loved every second.

Brooklyn is an actual adult woman who is comfortable in her sexuality (thank the lord) and is capable of adult, mature feelings and themes. Jason is a bit of a dick at first, but that is not his one and only characteristic like other romance novels make their male leads. I loved that he had real human feelings and he wasn't some untouchable god to Brooklyn. He wasn't creepily obsessed or over-protective over Brooklyn (so over books where the male lead magically feels the need to protect the female lead who he hardly knows *eye roll*) and he didn't make a huge deal out of every tiny detail like other romance novels where the female lead walks 10 feet to her car at night and the male lead yells at her for being "reckless" and "careless" about her safety. Please. Even my exes were never up my ass as much as most male leads in romance novels. Jason reminds me of actual men I know. Jason sounded like a real person you would actually meet at a bar or in person. He lets Brooklyn have fun without chastising her or judging her, which brings me to the next thing I love about this book:
The men aren't all creepy predators that Jason has to protect Brooklyn from, and the women aren't all "whores" or "sluts" who are on Jason's dick making Brooklyn jealous. I am over the romance novels where every woman is obsessed with the male lead, and half naked and deemed a "slut" because of her sexual promiscuity by the lead female. I don't appreciate slut shaming, or judgment of other women. I really hate novels that demonize women who "sleep around" and depict them as sluts who the female lead sees as below her. I'm so not here for that trend. This novel is so respectful of all the humans depicted and takes care not to un-justly demonize anyone.
Also, I love that Brooklyn isn't constantly being sexually harassed and threatened by every male character. If Brooklyn, a beautiful smart and independent young woman who is a famous heart throb pop star isn't getting constantly harassed and threatened, there is no reason for the "average" "nothing special" virgin girls of other romance novels to be practically raped by every male character. Throughout the book, Brooklyn obviously interacts with men (because men exist) and at no point is she objectified by any men, threatened or harassed by any men, and she develops healthy friendships with other men that ARE NOT met with un-called-for jealousy by the male lead. At no point is she a damsel in distress who Jason has to run in a save her from a near rape or anything dramatic and ridiculous like that. I kept waiting for it, for some romance novel cliche to happen, but it never happened and I am so happy!

The relationship between the two of them develops in a very natural way and I loved that they never had unjustified expectations of each other. Its hard to explain without giving away a bit of the story, but basically they agreed on the way their relationship should be, and despite growing feelings, they never shamed one another when they got jealous or upset because they knew they had no right to feel that way based on the way they defined their relationship/friendship. I appreciated that because it showed that they were mature adults who communicated their needs and desires and knew their place in the relationship.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Duet?

***SPOILER***The part of this book that stuck out to me the most was the part when Brooklyn and Jason hook up, but afterward she realizes feels like she's being used by him and cries when he leaves. This really spoke to me because I have been in that situation, and I'm sure many women have also been in this situation. They cared about one another and they agreed on a no-strings-attached arrangement, which she was totally down with from the start. But as they get closer and she starts seeing him as someone she cares for, but he's still treating her like a no-strings-attached booty-call, she feels used, and I have felt that way more than once, unfortunately. I just loved how human she was at this moment. I think I love it because in other novels where the female lead is less experience sexually, obviously she makes sex a big deal and would feel used in that situation. What I love is that Brooklyn is a woman who is comfortable in her sexuality, who loves sex, and has a healthy relationship with her sexuality, and to see her realize that the sex with Jason isn't just a hook up to her anymore, is an emotion that real women experience. Its rare to find a book with characters who have such realistic sex lives, and I loved seeing her develop these feelings. It was so focused on her feelings changing versus the fact that they had sex that determined she felt used. She was okay with hook up sex, but it wasn't the fact that they had sex that was the big deal, it was that she was developing feelings for him which made the sex feel dirty and not genuine, if that makes sense. I love this book, lol.

Any additional comments?

This book offers the reader a bit of being-famous fantasy, with characters who are living the good life of wealth and fame. The reader also gets two really down to Earth human beings as their lead characters who's lives are not defined by their fame/fortune and who's personalities aren't defined by any romance novel stereotype.

I am so excited to see what other books are in this series. The side drama with Cami and Greyson had me dying at the end when they left it unsolved and i was so pumped to find out there are other books in this series. Cant wait to read them all!

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Loved it!!

Loved it! this book was funny, sexy and highly enjoyable. I read this series out of order thought they were stand alone. Will Definitly re-read

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My favorite rom com!

The humor in this book is awesome with romantic situations and a little drama and it's the perfect book. I've listened to this a thousand times and it never gets old.

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Must Read

This book had me rolling! She's one of my favorite authors, she keeps you interested the whole time.

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