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When Elizabeth hired Joshua to build her mountain home deep in the Utah mountains, she couldn't resist the rugged construction owner's charm. Joshua was the complete opposite of Elizabeth's usual suitor field of CEOs and corporate attorneys, being a high school graduate used to working with his hands. This laid-back, sexy man challenged everything she believed. He threatened to ruin her three-year rule she had sold to the world that insisted everyone has a fake or pseudo-personality they displayed to their new lover that hid their inner self and sheltered their secrets. Her entire career was being shattered by a down-to-earth, modern-day mountain man.

©2014 Alaina Stanford (P)2017 Alaina Stanford

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Did not work for me

I really had trouble getting into this audio. I do have to agree with the author it takes years to really get to know someone. You can even live with them and still not know them until the day you sign the line and find you have married to a monster. True it does usually come out early but for a few they wait until you are married no matter how long that might take and then within minutes they change right before your very eyes.

The narration was a little off on the emotions one lady sound like she was just to perky all the time. She always sounded excited or high all the time. For the most part the women characters sounded forced not natural. Some of the male characters were not too bad but others just didn’t fit the character they sounded older than what they were. I could not get a handle on the emotions they were going through. There are no repeating of words, no volume changed but for the one female that was all over the place. If any breaks were taken I could not tell. The narrator needs to work on his female voices and some of his male voices. With more even tones making the audio more believable. I found the narration at times moved to slow giving pause when it wasn’t needed or two soon. Other time he was right on it and would pull the listener in. He does have a very nice natural voice that I found to be easy to listen to. I am sorry to say neither the narrator nor author gave me an enjoyable listen that I could get lost in.

The story is a mystery, suspense but you have the stalker worked out very early on with a plot that doesn’t hide much. Joshua has a past that doesn’t impress him with women he isn’t interested in fiding one he says this up front but his actions for the most part doesn’t show this. Elizabeth said it takes a while to really to know someone and she is right but wow she jumps right into bed with Joshua only after a few hours of meeting him and then is upset when he doesn’t show that he wants to spend more time with her. She isn’t looking for a man but sure wants to make demands on them. The plot isn’t bad just the way it is laid out just doesn’t’ work for me. The author uses to much filler that isn’t needed and not enough base to the story. Elizabeth asst. seem more like a very young teen as the narrator shows her emotions are way UP high and not natural. Her actions and the way she talked made me think back a few years to when my daughter was 13. Between the narrator and the author I had a hard time listening to this audio. I found both lacking in a lot of ways. That isn’t to say it is a bad audio there were some good parts, the bear had me on the edge, I thought what the friends did to make them talk was cute. I feel others will enjoy it and even love it. Sorry to say it just wasn’t my cup of tea.

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Loved it!

I love this male narrator and author I wanted more!! Great story and chemistry! I can’t wait to listen to others like it

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When is a mystery a mystery?

The relationship between Elizabeth and Joshua is intriguing, on the surface they seem very different and yet they seem to match each other really well. I liked that there were two romances happening but neither really had enough attention paid to them and I felt like they fell a little flat.

Amy turned out to be my favorite character, her view on how she chooses to live her life are refreshing and seemingly simple and yet I imagine it's far from simple to actually manage it.

The mystery aspect of the story was a mixed bag. The villain was pretty easy to pick out but the story did make me doubt myself briefly from time to time. The motivations of the villain however took my completely by surprise, so partially a mystery.

The narration was OK, I found the phrasing a little odd but it wasn't off enough to make it difficult to listen to. The character voices were all distinct but I didn't really like them, particularly the female voices which I had trouble believing.

I received a free copy of this book from the author and/or narrator and/or publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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Three Year Rule

What a great story! Author Beth says the best time to wait before deciding to marry someone is 3 years because that's when they show their true colors. So what happens when she meets someone who draws her attention at first sight? This story is sweet in how it develops but the added suspense makes it amazing. Tom does an amazing job giving each character their unique style of talking, keeping you drawn in. Would definitely recommend.

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Good Story

I received this audiobook free for an honest review. The story was cute. Lessons to be learned from the author. Very wise philosophies. The story was very interesting, but predictable. Nice HEA. The narrator did a good job with this story and the different characters.

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enjoyable

a fun entering romance novel. I liked the characters and the writing. I enjoyed it, but I knew who the stalker was from the beginning. I would recommend to friends.

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Can a relationship guru follow her own advice?

Elizabeth is a relationship author, who is famous for her advice of dating for 3yrs to ensure that you really know your partner...aka 'the 3yr rule'. She has just inherited some land in Montana and has decided to live there. She hires local contractor, Joshua, to build her house and is strangely attracted to him...he's not her type! The two have an insta-lust and develop a relationship. Josh is nothing like Liz expected and she really starts to like the guy. Just when things start to heat up, a stalker shows up...some tense and sad moments, but we eventually get an HEA. Well written story and great narration.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review.

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Three Year Rule Review

I have to say that I actually like this audio book, and I am definitely going to have to buy the ebook to read later this week.

We start this story off with Beth, a women who thinks that it's unlikely to ever meet a man who will ever be himself. Deciding that she needed a break from her busy life, Beth decides to return to her uncles farm in Utah to start building a new house and to relax and start writing a new book.
However one look at the handsome Josh has her feeling things she's never really felt before.
Now in a race to keep Beth safe from a crazed stalker, they must sort through there true feelings for each other before it's to late.
Can love really conquer all or will a deranged man with morbid history tear them apart for ever? This is most defiantly a book for everyone and I highly recommend that everyone pick up a copy.

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Very interesting

I enjoyed this story. It was very entertaining and holds your interest. I recommend listening to this book. It was very surprising how it turned out.

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A very suspenseful romance.

If you are looking for a book that keeps you guessing, that continually surprises you, a book that gets your heart racing and your emotions flowing, then look no further. Three Year Rule has all of that and more. Josh and Beth are a great couple, only if rules and drama did not get in the way. At first I was not so sure they should get together, but as the story unfolded, I was routing for them. The dogs, Charlie and Kilo are just as important to the story and romance as any human character is. It was fun to have animals included like that.

Tom Johnson did a wonderful job at the narration. His different pitches for each character were consistent and easy to distinguish. Mr Johnson's voice was easy to listen to. He narrated the characters as I would have imagined them and enhanced the story.

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