Shotgun Wedding

Narrated by: Jim Cooper
Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (22 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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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Loved the book and the story!

The story is just sweet and the narrator is amazing! Thank you for great job!

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Sweet Romance

Maggie and Nick's sweet love story .
It will have the listener glued to the story from the first chapter
Romance , a little drama , secrets , and a happy ever after .
The narrator did a great job acting out the male and female characters .
Very talented ...
Five stars ...
Side note : This book has some adult situations
Sweet baby girl
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video games and toys
author
novels
hand written will
Sweet neighbor

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Both Divorced, Looking For A Complete Life

Maggie’s friend dies suddenly leaving her her 5 month old daughter...but where is the will that states so? Will she be able to keep her
Nick has a successful usiness and yet he doesn’t have enough to fill his life. One day he goes to his neighbors house, Marie, and is mistaken for an actor.
So begins the charade of a married couple to keep the baby.
Sweet and good people, looking out for each other, finding love.
The narrator has a wonderful deep,voice and did a nice job telling Maggie, Nick and BJ’s story
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Heartwarming!

When we start reading books like this, we know how it's going to end. We know there will be a Happily Ever After, and we crave it. We want to see how it'll happen, how love will come around, what obstacles the couple will face. We want to fall in love with the characters as they are falling for each other.

Barbara Catlin did a wonderful job in this one, as did the narrator Jim Cooper. Only reason I removed a star is because there were times in the beginning I couldn't tell who was speaking, but as I adjusted to his voice I started being able to tell when it was a female part in the dialogue.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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A great romance story!

I really enjoyed listening to this book. The story was very sweet with a creative plotline. It was a little slow for me at times, or maybe they just misunderstood each other one too many times... Regardless, I enjoyed the story. The narrator did a great job as well, including successfully pulling off the female and male's parts. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Recommended

Shotgun Wedding is pretty much true to life except for the almost insta-love. I can imagine the stress Maggie was under loving BJ as she did and unable to find the proof she needed to keep her. Nick probably seemed an answer to prayer until she started to think more about it. The characterization was good and Jim Cooper did a good job portraying them.

I recieved a Audible copy of this story, at my request, in exchange for a honest review.

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Sweet Story!

This was my first Barbara Catlin's book. Maggie and Nick's story is sweet and cute. I love the ending. Jim Cooper did a great job with the narration. I was given a free review copy of the audiobook — at my request — and have voluntarily left this review.

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wow this book it just makes you feel I just enjoyed it so very much I loved the story it was very very good and very well written and the narrator was very good as well this book was just incredible and very well described it was a joy to listen to

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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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