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Underneath It All Audiobook

Underneath It All: Walsh Series #1

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Publisher's Summary

Meet Lauren Halsted.

It's all the little things - the action plans, the long-kept promises - that started falling apart when my life slipped into controlled chaos. After I fell ass over elbow into Matthew Walsh's arms, I couldn't decide whether I wanted to run screaming or rip his pants off, and most days I wanted a little of both. If I was being honest with myself, it was rip his pants off, ride him like a workhorse, and then run screaming.

Meet Matthew Walsh.

A rebellious streak ran through Lauren Halsted. It was fierce and unrelentingly beautiful, and she wasn't letting anyone tell her what to do - unless, of course, she was naked. She wasn't looking for me, and I sure as shit wasn't looking for her, but we found each other anyway, and now we were locked in a battle of wills, waiting for the other to blink.

©2015 Kate Canterbary (P)2015 Tantor

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    Danni 08-30-16
    Danni 08-30-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Matthew and Lauren"

    Honestly, I have never been more annoyed with a main character than I was with Lauren. She spent 90% of the book pushing Matthew away and making him feel bad. For the first time in a long time, I kind of wished that they didn't end up together. He deserved someone that wouldn't run away every time things got a little difficult. However, I did enjoy the complicated family dynamic.

    Christian Fox is one of my favorite narrators and Lucy Rivers did a wonderful job as well

    A good listen, but be prepared to be frustrated.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Catherine Shuler Salem, IL 02-12-16
    Catherine Shuler Salem, IL 02-12-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Coulda been awesome"

    I'm so angry with Lauren that I couldn't enjoy the ending. It took her way too long to stop hurting Matthew and it took him too long to stop letting her do it. Too bad. The writing style is superb, the narrator skilled. I just couldn't stop hating the idiotic female. CS

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Misty 01-20-16
    Misty 01-20-16 Member Since 2015

    Too busy to read as much as I'd like, Audible is the perfect solution. I'm a romance reader mostly, but can stray into any story.

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    "Unexpected!"

    I loved this book. I think the story was nice and easy and funny and sexy. It was a good break from the angsty books I usually pick, I feel emotionally charged and full of feel goods.

    The narrators, especially Christian Fox, really made this book come to life. Thoroughly impressed all around.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 12-13-15
    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 12-13-15 Member Since 2017

    I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again

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    "SORRY.... BUT I HAVE TO TELL IT LIKE I FELT IT"

    There are some books where you just can't connect with one or both of the main characters..... and this listen, unfortunately, was one of them and the fault lies between Lauren and me. Lauren was driven to open up her own School and needed the help of an Architect..... in walks the gorgeous Matthew and the sparks (and clothes) flew right from the start along with their undeniable chemistry and lust. But there were problems because Matthew was 100% committed to their relationship but Lauren kept denying it by being aloof, non-committed, distant and blew hot and cold ALL the time..... and I think that's where our problems hung.

    Matthew knew what he wanted and that was Lauren so he poured everything he could into their very sexual relationship but his repeated phone calls would go unanswered, his many caring text messages wouldn't get a reply and his concerned emails would be left unopened. Which distracted, confused and frustrated the shit out of him (and me) as he tried to function at his job. But it left me really pissed off with Lauren's continued hot and cold attitude towards his feelings because it was all centred around her School, her career and her wants.... which was to be his sexual toy and nothing more and she completely failed to ever think about Matthew's wants and feelings at all. So, by the end, when Lauren finally saw sense about the wonderful man she had coldly tossed away, it was too little too late for me to salvage any warm and fuzzy feelings for her.

    Matthew was a very loving and thoughtful Hero and deserved a far better Heroine than Lauren, Lauren was (for the most part) a misguided, confused, ruthless and heartless Heroine, their romance started with lots of hot sweaty sex and was prefixed, accompanied of followed with lots of dirty talk too. Which was then followed by confusion, heartache, more hot and sweaty sex, unrequited love, rejection, realization and finally a HEA. There was lots of interesting secondary characters including Matthew's large variety of siblings whose bickerings and banter brought light and humor along with them. Drama came in the form of a drunken, abusive and hate-filled Father whose verbal insults were barbed with razors. Dual POV's and good narration.

    Worth a credit? Who knows why some listeners will like this one sided love story while I, like Lauren, couldn't fully commit. It could develop into a really good series about the Walsh siblings and so I might give another book a try. But, hand on heart, when I compare this contemporary listen to so many worthy 5 star listens out there, I have to say that, for me, this was more of a $4.95 sale purchase than a creditworthy one.

    12 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Edz 06-02-17
    Edz 06-02-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Worst heroine"
    What about Christian Fox and Lucy Rivers ’s performance did you like?

    All of it. Christian Fox and Lucy Rivers are superb.


    Any additional comments?

    I dislike the heroine very much. I understand there would be insecurities in the beginning of a relationship but Matthew has made his feelings and desire known to Lauren every time and Lauren just kept blowing him off. I wish they didnt end up together.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    michelle kettler Commerce Michigan 03-22-16
    michelle kettler Commerce Michigan 03-22-16

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    "Great series"

    Lauren and Matt have a beautiful relationship. Sweet and very HOT. I read this series out of order until I realized it then started over. Each book is amazing. It doesn't ruin the story of listened to out of order either. Great family series

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    Patricia Villali Koett 09-08-17 Member Since 2016

    I am an avid story lover, no matter if written or narrated. Life is too short not escape to the worlds authors take us to!

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    "A great book 1 in a series. Top notch narration!"

    This is my first experience with this author and these narrators as a duo and I will say it was sublime and I want more!! The story was well thought out, great solid characters and you can't help but root for them. I loved how real they seem and the overall family dynamic gave it a strong anchor. I will continue with this series and look forward to what comes next. Also, AMAZING NARRATION!

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    Sharon Worsham 07-16-17
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    "Really nice story"

    I truly enjoyed this book and can't wait for the next in series..... I also believe that these awesome narrators make a book so much better !

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    Jaime Wilhite 07-07-17 Member Since 2015
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    "LOVE"

    the narration is good. if you've already read the books you will like rhis as well. if you arw new to the books, well...welcome to the family. lol. listen to or read the rest...you know you want to know what happens with rhe rest of the walsh siblings! 😉

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    Ndulgent Bloggrs Virginia, United States 05-16-17
    Ndulgent Bloggrs Virginia, United States 05-16-17 Member Since 2010

    A reviewer at Guilty Indulgence Review Site. I don't go anywhere without a book -ebook or audiobook.

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    "I'm Seriously Gonna Love This Series!"

    With just one book, I'm hooked on this complicated, caring family. And I'm so glad there's a full series. Delivered with humor and tenderness, this love story feels authentic. The characters feel like friends, and thier happiness matters which means I was invested.

    Fun and entertaining on audio... of course, it's two fabulous narrators. How could it possibly be anything less than great?

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    "Brilliant"

    I have loved this book for quite a long time and have reread countless times.
    I decided to try the audiobook not really expecting much.
    Wow, what a revelation! This adds a whole new dimension to my understanding of the book.
    It truly brings the story to life.
    Both Lucy Rivers and Christian Fox are perfect. Whatever they are being paid, it is not enough!!
    I am a full convert to audiobooks. Fabulous💕

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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