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Shine Not Burn

Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo
Series: Shine Not Burn, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
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Andie Marks, known as "Party Girl" in her college days, is now a whip-smart lawyer on the fast track to success. Determined to move on from a bad break-up, she joins her girlfriends for a wild bachelorette weekend in Las Vegas, promising to let her hair down just this once.

Vegas is a blur of cocktails and blackjack, and in the middle of it all she meets Mack, a real-life cowboy with a winning hand and an irresistible body. They get lucky in the casino and luckier back at the hotel, a hot night of passion that was definitely not part of Andie's life plan.

By dawn Mack is gone and all she has to remember their one-night romance is a hangover and a pile of casino chips. Or so she thinks....

©2015 Elle Casey (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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I didn't buy it.

It wasn't awful. It was about 4 hours longer than it needed to be, most of that consumed by our heroine's dithering. I liked our hero fine. His speech in the epilogue almost makes up for everything I didn't like in the book...almost.

The author tells us the heroine is a smart, ruthless, confident lawyer, but she spends most of the book in insipid bimbo mode. Her back story made me want to care about her. Her behavior made me roll my eyes and want to slap someone.

Creditworthy? Not for me. Will I check out the next book? Maybe. The parts that made me laugh had me thinking, "More like this!" So, maybe.

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  • layla
  • Chicago , IL, United States
  • 11-04-16

meh

I don't know why so many people liked this book. I was ready to throw it out of the window several times and debated about finishing the thing. FAIL

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Amazing!!!!

I find Elle to be an amazing author! The story was cute, there was definitely some hot sex scenes and it had me laughing out loud!!! It held my attention and I didn't want to turn it off! I definitely recommend this book!!

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Loved it!

I absolutely enjoyed this story. The performance kept my attention through the entire reading from beginning to end, non-stop. I found myself misty eyed and laughing out loud several times. I appreciate a story that can grab my emotions and keep me hanging on to the end.

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Loved

What a fun story. Could not stop listening. Highly recommend will definitely get more books from author.

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loved!

I enjoyed this book so much! Cute story and great narration. Looking forward to more!

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It was ok!

I wanted to love this book. I found Andie blah i just did not care for her at all. The story had a weird time jump that i did not care for. Lauren Ezzo did an ok job, I kinda felt that she was always frustrated.

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Mixed Feelings

I borrowed the audio book on Kindle Unlimited. The narrator was great! I have no complaints and will definitely listen to more books done by Lauren Ezzo.

I really wanted to love this book and I did like it...I just couldn't love it. The only thing holding me back was the heroine. She had an abusive stepfather and she fought really hard to take back her life and create a life plan so she would never go back to that. Except every guy she choose as the perfect man were taking her right back. It made NO sense and quite frankly made her look very stupid. I get the pushing away if you were treated bad, but to actually go after men who treated her badly? It just didn't fit.

As big as that issue is with me, I really did love everything else about the book. The hero was awesome. His family was awesome. I actually will check out book two because it is about the hero's brother. Fingers crossed book two will be a winner.

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Cowboy Romance.

4.5🌟

My book buddy had recommended this one to me and I’m very grateful she did. I also added the audio format which gives you a better feel for the characters, so I really enjoyed this second chance romance with a twist. This particular time, what happened in Vegas did not stay in Vegas, it come back full force.

Andie is a hot shot lawyer having a girls weekend in Sin City with all its lights. Little did she know she’d meet the quiet but alluring cowboy Mack. It’s not an easy romance and it takes some doing to achieve their HEA but there is plenty of banter and humor in between.

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Very Good Story and Performance

I really liked this story....Andi was a little annoying at times with her indecisiveness but still a good story nonetheless....I plan to listen to this one again. I laughed a lot while listening.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-17-19

love love loved it

loved it. now gonna listen to book 2 of this series. another elle casey book that i thoroughly enjoyed

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 10-22-16

Love grows

Love the way you write ,the way she wrestles with her feelings but in the end she finally sees what in front of her and the love that's between them . Excellent