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The Play

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Publisher's Summary

Kayla Moore has always been comfortable with her feisty, maneating reputation. At least it was fine until she hit her 30s and saw her best friends, Stephanie and Nicola, settle down with Linden and Bram McGregor, leaving Kayla as the odd one out. Tired of being the third wheel with nothing but one-night stands and dead-end dates in San Francisco, Kayla decides to take a vow of celibacy and put men on the back burner. But she finds herself wavering the moment she lays her eyes on Linden and Bram's cousin, hot Scot Lachlan McGregor. With a steely gaze and a successful rugby career back in Edinburgh, Lachlan is the kind of man who makes her want to throw her vow right out the window.

It isn't until the two of them are thrown together one long, unforgettable night that Kayla realizes that there is so much more to this brooding macho man than meets the eye. But even with sparks flying between the two, Lachlan can't stay in America forever. Now Kayla has to decide whether to uproot her whole life and chance it all on someone she barely knows or risk getting burned once again.

©2015 Karina Halle (P)2015 Tantor

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    Kindle Customer Seattle, WA USA 02-17-16
    Kindle Customer Seattle, WA USA 02-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "I would suggest reading rather than listening. "

    I have gotten used to these quirky narrators. Yes...their accents are...original. But I love this series.
    Story was strong. Shone through the narration. Worth the read!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    T. Ramirez 01-22-16
    T. Ramirez 01-22-16
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    "Decent story, painful narration"

    I wanted to like this one but I really struggled. Antony Ferguson did a fine job with the Scottish brogue but his falsetto female voice was annoying. Jillian Macie has a nice voice and her narration of Kayla was fine. Her attempt at a brogue, however, was downright painful. Truly, it was so bad that it was a distraction from the storyline. I'm not even sure what to compare it to. It certainly wasn't Scots but I can't say it was like any accent I've ever heard. Just. Plain. Bad.

    If I had it to do over again, I would skip this one. It was too annoying to put up with for 17 hours. I forced myself to listen all the way through and, while the story was okay, I felt like I wasted my time. Once it was over, my lingering feeling about the audiobook was simply annoyance.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Kate 09-22-16
    Kate 09-22-16
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    "Couldn't go far"

    I will stick with about any book that I purchase. However, this "hot and sexy" book about a 30-year-old living in San Francisco sounded more like a 16-year-old virgin's dream of what having unlimited sex was going to be like when she grew up. I agree with others that the narration doesn't help.

    Things continue to devolve. When she refers to a 71-year-old mother as old and failing it was almost too much. I know she is incorporating her mothers grief in her description, but most of the 71-year-old people I know would be pretty offended with the depiction.

    Narrated in first person, the young woman is supposed to be a college educated professional in a big city. She comes across as naïve and just trashy. Nothing wrong with liking sex but I don't want to hear the word "dick" 10 times in the first chapter before she even gets to the story.

    I capture a romance novel every now and then for some good, simple, straight out sex, but this is just way too simple.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    FinalEdition CA 04-29-16
    FinalEdition CA 04-29-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Narration was difficult to listen to"

    I would just agree that the narration of the story was distracting. Each narrator was fine doing their gender specific narration, but when they spoke for the opposite gender in an accent that was not their own, it was downright painful.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    GingerSnap NEWPORT, PA, US 03-08-16
    GingerSnap NEWPORT, PA, US 03-08-16
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    "eh"

    the voices were great especially lachlans but the story just was bad im not impressed

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    CDBW 11-17-17
    CDBW 11-17-17
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    "Storyline was devastatingly beautiful..."

    Overall 4.5 Crazy Ass Stars!!!!!
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    Holy Moly, I was not expecting this book to be so emotional. It was devastatingly, beautiful. I never really understood that saying until now. The struggles that both Lachland and Kayla go through are just devastating in their own ways but the way they end up is so beautiful.
    The narration was not my favorite at all. Jillian Macie butchered the Scottish accent making Lachland sound like a drunk Spaniard trying to do some kind of warped British, Irish, Scottish accent. It was so distracting and really took away from the overall feel of Kayla's POV. Had it not been for Antony Ferguson, I don't think I could have finished listening. I kinda wish that I would have read it because then it would get the full "5 Crazy Ass Must Read Stars" rating that it deserves.
    The storyline was actually the main reason I kept listening. The curiosity over Lachland's demons and how he would overcome them had me keeping my earbuds in. It was so heart-wrenching and at times I couldn't control the sobs.
    While the narration didn't work for me, the story line was amazing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Leyla rock hill, SC, United States 11-08-17
    Leyla rock hill, SC, United States 11-08-17 Member Since 2010
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    "Love can be found in tears & trust"

    With exception to the female narrator seeming to sound more from Spain than Scotland, the story was awesome!

    We all have demons, the little white lies we said would never hurt anyone, the past - so dark that the burning sun could never shine a light on the lessons learned from it; but in the end, to the very day we are living in - it’s the truth, the trust, and the love to guide us forward.

    This was heart wrenching in parts, to hear of the life that a troubled Scottish boy lived. But the man he became was totally worth the wait!

    Although like any true romance, there had to be a rocky road between the two, and to be honest - the previous books made her out to be a lot more of a high maintenance kind of girl. But this was refreshing to see the softer side of her, and to see someone want to find the demons that battled within the gentle giant.

    I can say that this was my favorite one of the series.
    Can’t wait for the final!!!

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    Amy JOSHUA, TX, United States 09-15-17
    Amy JOSHUA, TX, United States 09-15-17 Member Since 2013
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    "A mess"

    Likable characters that get a little too complicated. Their mess is a kind of exhausting & definitely not short on the sexy times. The narration is good. Kayla is spunky & Lockland is brooding.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jen 05-12-17
    Jen 05-12-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Really?"

    Book was good, until the author decided it would be a good idea to romanticize the idea of being with an addict/ alcoholic. Not impressed, don't think I'll be reading anymore of her books. The book before this in this series sucks too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    All Around 05-03-17
    All Around 05-03-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Horrible with a Whiny Heroine"
    What did you like best about The Play? What did you like least?

    First hour or two were good, then it dragged endlessly. I could not stand the self righteousness of the heroine, Kayla. It was not believable in the least. I have read/listened to 1000 romance books or more in my years and felt this book to be shallow and lacking a true plot.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Karina Halle? Why or why not?

    I liked the first book in this series, The Pact, but author's other books have not impressed me. Whiny heroines!


    What does Antony Ferguson and Jillian Macie bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Both are very good.


    Could you see The Play being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Sam Heughan and Génesis Rodríguez


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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