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Skydiving, Skinny-Dipping and Other Ways to Enjoy Your Fake Boyfriend

Narrated by: Amanda Stribling
Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
5 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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  1.  Congratulate ex on his engagement. (check)
  2. Use pretend boyfriend to help me regain my fearlessness so I don't look like such a loser. (check)
  3. Document everything on social media. (check)
  4. Try not to fall in love. (....)

One day, changed Kami's life. The day she confused fearlessness with recklessness. And the consequences were dire. Consequences which filled the once care-free woman with nothing but fear. Six years later, after hearing about the engagement of her ex who left her because their life had become too boring, and the woman he replaced her with, Kami decides to get her mojo back.

©2018 Sarah Arthur (P)2019 Sarah Arthur

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Exhilarating, Hilarious and Steamy Romance!

I had so much fun listening to this exhilarating, hilarious and steamy romance! It was refreshing, and quirky, and had so much heart. Kami and Len make such a perfect couple. They encourage and support one another through all these crazy adventures. I loved the banter, Kami's inner dialogues, and a story-line that held surprises right to the very end. Amanda Stribling did a great job bringing this story to life. She was so perfect as Kami, but her other voices were distinct and dynamic as well. She was very easy to listen to, making this quirky, heartfelt romance even more fun and exciting.

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Great Funny Read

Skydiving, Skinny-Dipping & Other Ways to Enjoy Your Fake Boyfriend was a great read by Sarah Zolton Arthur. I absolutely loved reading Kami and Len’s story. Kami is looking for any way that she can to get her mojo back. She is looking to try new things and not be so scared of everything. She also wants to document everything on social media so that all of her old friends and ex can see what she is up to. She doesn’t want to fall in love and didn’t think that she would when she asked Len to be her fake boyfriend. I really enjoyed listening to this funny book and can’t wait to read more by Sarah Zolton Arthur. Amanda Stribling did a great job of narrating the characters and helping you fall in love with them.

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I feel it needs a shorter name

My biggest issue was the name of the book as it's a mouthful and hard to recommend for this reason, With that aside I have to say I laughed and was surprised on the twist at the near end.

Narration was great, thou the story began slow I didn't have to wait long for it to pick up.

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Sweet book about self growth and finding oneself

Firstly, Amanda Stribling is fantastic- great modulation of tone, played all the characters perfectly and she represents Kami so well, bringing humor, anger sadness and all other types of emotion when relevant. I was amazed how she was able to represent a crying woman and a calm, confident man all in one conversation.

The book was cute. After realizing that she had been cheated on by her ex, Kami decided to become more adventurous. She meets Len and he helps her come up with some (pretty funny) adventures that challenge her “boring” existence. My favorite was the hot wings contest (mostly because I would totally do that as well). In order to get back at her ex, they pretend to be involved but of course, Kami starts to have real feeling for Len.

Kami is so adorable (she doesn’t curse so the alternatives are cute) and Len is a sweetheart who takes really good care of Kami, while challenging her in the best way possible. Poor Kami has a lot of heartache and self imposed guilt. I love how Len worked through that with her too. The best part is all the food they consumed :o)

But overall, it was a sweet book with a bit of angst towards the end. But it was a happy book about living the life you should with less fear. I received the audiobook upon request and this is my honest review.

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  • Bette
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  • 07-15-19

Fantastic Story & Listen🎧 A Delightful RomCom!

I really this enjoyed this book, it is well written, well told and it contains a lot of heart. The storylines are interesting and original, they held my attention from start to end. The characters are complex and well developed. I adored Kami, her determination to get past her fears by using her inner strength and allow her bravery take over. I also adored Lennon, how he supported and encouraged her. I had my suspicions of who he really was I still wondered what his deal was, was he for real or not. And while my suspicions were correct, I still loved who he turned out to be, it added a nice twist to the story and it kept me wondering. Kami may have started all these challenges to show her Ex she was not boring but in the end it was all for her, personal growth being happy with oneself. I liked these two together, they were good for each other. And those challenges and adventures were awesome, there were some great laugh out loud moments. I recommend this fast paced, fun story, it has it all drama, action, twists, some thrilling moments as well as a build up to a great romance. Sarah Zolton Arthur thank you for this greatly entertaining story and the emotional rollercoaster ride. Thanks for the laughs too.

I listened to the Audible edition, Amanda Stribling is a talented narrator and voice performer. She brings these characters to life, gives each their own voice and personality as well as heart and attitude. She does an amazing job projecting the characters emotions into her performance. She is an entertaining storyteller and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for another wonderful listen🎧

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Great Story

This was a great heartwarming and funny story! The narration was fantastic! It was easy to tell the difference between characters which cam be difficult with only one narrator, but she did am excellent job!

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  • Terri D
  • 08-07-19

Conquer your fears

This is a great book about facing your fears head on and seeing what you thought you wanted wasn't really what you needed after all and a "fake" boyfriend can be the best kind.

Lennon encourages Kami to face her fears and live. He has an ulterior motive though, he actually has wanted Kami for some time but knew she would bolt if he let her know how he really felt so he gets her by letting her think this is a show and they are really a "fake" couple. Kami finally sees the light and enjoys life with Len.

Amanda Stribling did a great job narrating this book. Her voice is so pleasant to listen to and she was great with all characters. I really enjoyed listening to her.

I won a code to listen and review if I wanted. I enjoyed this book and I highly recommend it.

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  • Cindy
  • 08-05-19

Fearless Kami!

I LOVED everything about this story! When I first saw this book, I almost didn't bother because I didn't think it would be something I would like based on the cover and the name of the book but I am so glad I gave it a chance. Obviously, you can't always judge a book by its cover. This book was just so much fun to listen to. I loved Kami and Lennon and their relationship. Lennon was the perfect boyfriend -- fake or not! Kami transformed herself from fearful to fearless with the help of Lennon and their exciting adventures.

Amanda Stribling did an amazing job bringing this story to life. She brought out all the various emotions and personalities of the characters with perfection. Her male voice is pretty hot or maybe it's just because I loved Lennon so much. I guess I'll have to listen to other books she has narrated to know for sure!

I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a fun romance with low angst and super lovable characters. I received this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review.

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  • Vanessa Leighton
  • 07-28-19

So many feels

This one was fantastic the story dealt with some very hard topics like finding who you are after a loss and cheating and betrayal. But the overall book was so light and fun that it wasn’t bogged down. A really fun and enjoyable listen

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  • K. Ramjohn
  • 07-25-19

What a fabulous story

Skydiving, Skinny-Dipping and Other Ways to Enjoy Your Fake Boyfriend was my first novel by Sarah Zolton Arthur and I loved it. This tale was well-written and entertaining, fast-paced and adventurous with a twist I did not see coming. It was unique and had me hooked from beginning to end.
I loved how Lennon was supportive of Kami and helped her overcome her fears. I loved Kami. Her fears were real yet she was willing to step out of her comfort zone and I was cheering her on all the way. These two had great chemistry together and I loved seeing how their relationship progressed from fake to real. What a fantastic story. I would highly recommend it to all lovers of Romantic Comedies.
I listened to the audible version of this novel which was narrated by Amanda Stribling. She was absolutely perfect for this story, infusing humor and personality into the characters and she really brought the story to life. I enjoyed listening to her narration of this story.

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  • PATRICIA
  • 07-24-19

Take on the world!

Did you ever need that little push to get you outside your comfort zone? All it takes it hearing your ex is engaged and a new man to give you the edge! Kami finds out about her ex and decides that she will now take charge of her life and make it more interesting! But she finds it's not so easy. Lennon comes to her aid and tells her he will help her out as her fake boyfriend and put up all their escapades on social media, letting her ex know just what he lost. But what neither of these two realize is the impact this plan will have. What a story! Sarah Zolton Arthur infuses humor and passion into an adventure so worth taking. Kami is a great character. I love her realness, that sense of fear she has until she steps out and learns to enjoy that being uncomfortable just may be what she needs. Lennon is more than helpful with her rejuvenation, but he holds a secret that can destroy them both. I loved the twists, the ways to enjoy your fake boyfriend and the great time on Instagram!

Amanda Stribling gives this story her wonderful voice. Amazing with her comedic timing, she gives this story a little push with the narration, adding a depth to Kami and a warmth to Lennon. I really enjoyed her performance.

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  • Helen
  • 07-13-19

enjoyed book

after hearing about the engagement of her ex who left her because their life had become too boring, and the woman he replaced her with, Kami decides to get her mojo back.
enjoyed this so called fake boyfriend it is well written by Sarah Zolton Arthur and Narrated by Amanda Stribling