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Shotgun Wedding

Narrated by: Jim Cooper
Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
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Will she need the man to keep her role as mom? 

A heartbreaking bequest unexpectedly makes childless Maggie Howard a single mother. But if she can’t locate her late friend’s missing will, producing a rich, proud “papa” might be the only way to keep baby B.J. safely in her custody. Not that she needs the cash, of course, but she must convey an appearance of stability! And then, as luck would have it...in saunters sexy-as-sin, fun-loving new neighbor Nick McKenzie, with money and moxie enough for a short-term charade. His masculine tenderness instantly holds tiny B.J. spellbound. His brash sexuality rocks Maggie to her core. 

The man and the child flood Maggie’s hungry heart with dreams of happily ever after - but will Nick’s suggestion of a supposedly makeshift marriage turn their newfound love, as well as their plan, into an out-and-out disaster?

©2016 Barbara Catlin (P)2019 Barbara Catlin

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Classic Romance with a Contemporary Texas Twist

Two strangers, brought together by an unanticipated baby, join forces to meet the challenges. Through the usual chaos of new baby, miscommunication and misunderstanding ensues. 'Shotgun Wedding' has just enough tension and twists that the reader rides the 'will they or won't they' suspense to find out if all will come out right in the end.
I enjoyed the Kindle version of this book a while back. Recently, I was provided a complimentary link to the new audio version by the author. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to it. The voice actor was excellent, and fit my ideas of the characters so well it made the story come alive. Cadence, inflection, and volume were perfect. I appreciate how professional this work is, since I listen to a lot of audiobooks while traveling or engaged in mindless tasks. Great job all around!

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Awesome book

I absolutely loved this audiobook. The narrator is amazing and the storyline interesting. A must read

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I loved this audiobook!

I'm not very good at writing reviews but, I do know what I like and I loved this audiobook! At times, you’ll want to shake some sense into Maggie & Nick and tell them not to be so stubborn. You'll laugh and cry when listening to this book! I highly recommend this audiobook. A great story and the narrator of this book did a wonderful job! I was so pleased with my first ever audiobook!

I was provided a copy of Shotgun Wedding by the author. The above review is my honest opinion of it.

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this book was given to me at my request for review

couldn't stop listening to this book. loved the way nick jumped in to help save a BJ from being in the system and falling in love. Great story.

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Sweet book

This was a very sweet book with a good hero and heroine, although i have to admit there were just some times during the book that I wanted to yell at them to stop misunderstanding each other or just come clean. Then again, i guess in real life, miscommunication is a key reason for arguments among couples!

The premise is cute- Nick gets to Maggie's house and she mistakenly thinks he is the actor that she hired to play her husband. She was recently given custody of a baby of her friend who recently passed and she thought she had a better chance of keeping the baby if she was married. Her pretend husband never showed and Nick, being kind of the good samaritan, stepped up to the plate. He was an awesome friend and later, boyfriend. He made a lot of mistakes when he didn't immediately come clean about some pretty important things but it all came from a good place. Maggie is a little more closed off and tended to view him skeptically and I didn't really like how she jumped to conclusions a lot of times but the author always had both the characters own their mistakes and have good conversations afterwards.

The narrator was very good. Good cadence, nice voice. Easy to listen to and he played the characters pretty well so it was always clear that he was representing different characters. I even borrowed the book on kindle unlimited so that I could read the book when I couldn't listen. I received the audio for an unbiased review and I have to say, I really enjoyed the book and will read more from this author.

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What Can I say?

I got this ARC via audiobook boom and this is my voluntary review. This was a long and twisted tale that got to an HEA. I didn't care for the premise that you have to lie to get what you need. There are always ways to work within the system to get things done. Lies lead to more lies and mistrust. Yes, the baby's welfare was at stake but I think that given the circumstances the social worker would have worked with the lady to keep the baby. In the end, a lot of the mistrust could have been avoided. It all worked out in the long run of things.

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Great Story & Listen🎧 4.5 Enjoyable Stars🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

I adored this story, it original and full of heart. The storylines are interesting and well written, they captivated me from start to the very end. The characters are complex and well developed, they are realistic and relatable. I like both lead characters, Maggie and Nick. I loved how they first met, also loved the great chemistry between them. Maggie’s late friend left her custody of her of a 5 month old girl, Bobbie Jean, she needs to find the will to make her the legal guardian. Social services comes to check in on her and gives her time to find the will to prove it is what the baby’s mother wanted. To better her chances with social services she was going to hire an actor to play her husband. But that plan goes array, she assumed her neighbor, Nick, was that actor and with no time to spare got him to cooperate with the woman from social service. I loved Nick’s willingness to help and how great he was with the baby. Nick really liked Maggie but she had some serious hangups and trust issues so she was not making it easy for him. I loved how it all played out and highly recommend this book, in addition to the great characters there is drama, a bit of angst and whole lot of romance. A few laugh out loud moments too, loved Nick’s scene, the first time taking care of BJ and his list, it was hilarious. Barbara Caitlin thank you for this great story!

I listened to the Audible edition, Jim Cooper is a wonderful narrator and voice performer. He brings the characters to life, gives each their own voice and personality as well as heart and attitude. He is an entertaining storyteller and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for this great listen🎧

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Great Book!

What a great book, and a fantastic narrator! This book was so enjoyable! I like the characters, enjoyed the story, and didn't want to put it down! Mt. Mackenzie is the bomb! You can't go wrong with this book! I received a free copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving this honest review.

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Sweet

Maggie's friend dies and leaves her baby with her. Only problem...? She can't find her will giving her custody. She decided to take things into her own hands. She hires a fake husband to pretend to be her husband. Nick knocks on her door. Mistaken identity. So it begins... Loved it! So will you.