The Art of Love

Narrated by: Wen Ross, Kai Kennicott
Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
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Oliver London has no problem standing stark-ass naked in front of a group of strangers. As a figure model, it's afforded the nearly starving artist the time and means he needs to paint.

Stori Ryder runs one of Manhattan's most popular speakeasies, Whiskey River. She's focused on her career and intent on securing a stable future after an unstable past.

Fourteen years ago, the high school sweethearts parted on a sour note. When best friends invite them on a fabulous French Riviera wedding cruise, Oliver and Stori remember what it was that drew them together all those years ago.

©2017 Leslie Pike (P)2018 Leslie Pike
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Love reunited

Loved this story. Oliver and Story have a second chance at romance. They each have their own dreams and let downs. This book has a great cast of characters especially Louise. Love the narration.

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Wen and Kai have me hooked. Their performance is always spot on and Wen did great with the accents when needed, I love how Kai is able to separate the different female voices so well too. Oliver and Stori give us a great second chance romance filled with a soft mix of love, laughter and even a bit of drama. The Whiskey River sounds like just the place I would love to go and get a drink and just hang out and that trip to the French Riviera... oh my goodness. Great story and I’m hoping to read more in the future with the others characters we had got a taste of, there’s definitely some stories that I need to hear.

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Loved this second chance romance!

Stori and Oliver missed out on their chance at romance when they were teens. They unexpectedly meet up again as adults as they get ready to travel for mutual friends wedding. Love how they rekindled their romance - they are just such great characters! I enjoyed all of the characters in this book. The narration was great, as it always is with Wen and Kai! I would totally recommend this book!

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rekindked romance

The Art of Love
by Author Leslie Pike
Narrated by Kai Kennicott and Wen Ross

A sexy second chance Love story

A rekindled romance between high school sweethearts. Stori moved away abruptly during high school, leaving behind Oliver and their dreams.
14 years later, mutual friends brought them back together. Inviting them as attendants at their wedding and enjoy a week long cruise along the French Riviera. And what a week it was. A lot of fun, sex, and shennanigans. Both left their world and career behind for a week, only to come back to drama in each of their lives. The meaning of True friendship and love is to put each other first, before career and money.
Wen Ross and and Kai Kennicott brought this story to life. The accents, voices and personalities for each character were spot on! Their ability to transition from one character to the other is flawless. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this story. I was gifted this audio and offered my honest review.

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This was a good story. I like the characters and it was exciting to see how it all unfolded. The supporting characters in the book were awesome also! And it’s got a HEA!

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Love a duet?

Second chance love is always better with Wen & Kia! This author was new to me as well so this was a real treat.

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Way Beyond A Woman's Sex Novel

This is a wonderful love story. Me, the man, wondered if I I might enjoy it? I loved the storyline. I loved the insight shared by the author associated to the man’s (Oliver‘s) perspective in the novel. I loved the development of all the characters' so wonderfully intertwined stories. It touched my emotions w/ the detailed description of not only love, commitment and family.

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WOW

This is a very emotional and sexy listen. Wen Ross and Kai Kennicott were the perfect narrators for it. They made the story hotter.

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Sweet, Sexy and Emotional Second Chance Romance!

What a sweet, sexy and emotional second chance romance! Stori and Oliver were high school sweethearts. They are reconnecting after a misunderstanding that kept them apart for years, thanks to their best friends. The slow burn build up in the most beautiful setting and conditions was so romantic. But when they return home and they are faced with the real world, their love and support is tested. This was a bit slow for me at first but it only picked up speed and kept me totally engaged.
I enjoyed both narrators as they really compliment each other. Wen Ross has such a smooth sexy voice and I loved his accents. Kai Kennicott is always amazing, capturing the essence of each character and her voice changes are so well done.
I really enjoyed this charming, sexy romance!

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  • PATRICIA
  • 04-23-18

Sweet second chance romance!

I think your first love stays with you forever, and this story by Leslie Pike shows how deep that first love can be. When Stori and Oliver see each other for the first time in 17 years, their reconnection is instantaneous. With circumstances that pulled them apart as teenagers, they now have the chance to get to know each other again and build a relationship. The two are whisked off to be the best man and made of honor at a wedding where their slow burning reconciliation is off the charts hot! But upon coming back home, their happiness is tested. Business issues take the forefront, and now it's time to see if that childhood love can stand the trials of real life. Pike has integrated some intriguing characters, Oliver's neighbor Prudence and Stori's father both prove to be important confidants and advisors. The introduction to Oliver's sister suffering from PTSD as a child of 911 is an interesting plot on it's own, giving voice to those children that were on site. Oh, and I can't forget the dogs! The pups in this story are so cute and the love that Oliver has for his reminds me how much an animal is part of the family. Pike has woven a beautiful romance with all the elements of real life and true love in this swoon worthy romance.

The narration by Kai Kennicott and Wen Ross is outstanding. I love this team, they are able to capture the essence of the book, give it the emotions and feels so you feel right along with the characters. Wonderful job.

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  • Bette
  • 06-05-20

Wonderful Story & Listen🎧 A Sweet & Spicy Delight!

This is a wonderful second chance romance, it is my first book written by Leslie Pike and it will not be my last. She is a gifted author, I enjoy her writing style, she created interesting storylines that were captivating from start to end. Her characters are complex and well developed, they are realistic and easy to relate to. I liked both leads, Oliver and Stori, there are some great secondary characters too, including their mutual friends, Fig & Zarah who are responsible for getting Oliver and Stori together again, asking both to be in their wedding party which includes a paid in full celebrity cruise of the French Riviera. Before the trip Oliver is approached by Piper Mann, she proposes a business deal and becomes his benefactor. Stori is a successful business woman, she was hesitant about leaving her business, Whisky River, for a week but she is glad she did, as was Oliver. The chemistry between them is undeniable. I loved how everything plays out in this book, it is cleverly plotted and there is never a dull moment with plenty of drama, a touch of angst, some twists and turns, heartfelt moments and some hot romance. Leslie Pike, thank you for this wonderfully entertaining story.

Wen Ross and Kai Kennicott are fabulous narrators and voice artists. They do an awesome job portraying the characters, bringing them to life, giving each their own voice and personality. Wen Ross’s Oliver sounded just as I pictured him to, he captured his attitude as well as his caring side, his Fig was great too. Kai Kennicott’s Stori was a perfect portrayal too, as were all the other female characters too. They are entertaining storytellers and their duet performance enhances the story another level. Thank you for another fabulous listen🎧

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  • Gwen
  • 05-15-20

Second chances ❤️

I love second chances and this story is just one to remember. Oliver and Stori are thrown back together and chemistry explodes. They do have to make it back to reality. I have a lovely after listening buzz. Lovely story. And the narrators are awesome.

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  • Claire
  • 05-15-20

Gives you the feels...

This was a deliciously warm second chance love story. I did find myself thinking "all those years lost, how did they not search each other out sooner" But it was a perfect reconnect and a beautiful rekindling of their love.

This book contains a fascinating collection of characters, who work perfectly within the story... And all story's work better with animals... Ermmm not in a dodgy way... Just mean, having pets in story's work!

Narration was well executed, giving depth to all the characters.

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  • Nina B.
  • 05-03-20

Second chance romance

I love that the issues the main characters have to face are not with each other. They are there for each other and show their love and support. I love the characters. I enjoyed this story from start to finish. The narrators are amazing. I definitely recommend this book.

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  • 12-06-18

Great way to escape

Such a nice feel good read/listen. Had all the right feels. Kai and Wen really are perfect together.

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  • Clare Keating
  • 05-17-18

A hot love story

A great second chance love story. I loved the relationship between Oliver and Stori it was so sweet but also very hot. All the characters held and important roll and I loved how they all interacted with each other. This is well worth a listen and the fact that it's Kai Kennicott and Wen Ross just adds a little extra to it. I look forward to more Leslie Pike books coming to Audio.