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Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4.5 out of 5 stars (381 ratings)
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This Story Is Sexy

Publisher's Summary

All Blake Crawford wants is to pass his creative writing course, get his university degree, and take over his dad's ailing family business. What Amanda Newland wants is to graduate at the top of her class, as well as finish her novel and prove to her family that writing is a respectful career.

What Blake and Amanda don't want is to be paired up with each other for their final project, but that's exactly what they both get when they're forced to collaborate on a writing piece. Since Amanda thinks Blake is an arrogant jerk (with a panty-melting smirk and British accent) and Blake thinks Amanda has a stick up her (tight, round) bottom, they fight tooth and nail. That is, until they discover they write well together. They also might find each other really attractive, but that's neither here nor there.

When their writing project turns out to be a success, the two of them decide to start up a secret partnership using a pen name, infiltrating the self-publishing market in the lucrative genre of erotica. Naturally, with so much heat and passion between the pages, it's not long before their dirty words become a dirty reality.

Contains mature themes.

©2016 Karina Halle (P)2016 Tantor

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Satirically good!

What I loved about this story is that the characters are aware of how cheesy and predictable romance novels can be.I could easily see this being a situation that plays out in real life. I love that the author doesn't take herself or the genre too seriously; so much so that she openly some of the classic tropes in contemporary romance. There were so many funny parts and of course steamy love scenes. The characters were very lovable and realistic and I found myself routing for them. Would definitely recommend. Very lighthearted and enjoyable story

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Male narrator butchers it

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, but not the audio version. Lidia Dornet was fabulous, as always, but Shaun Grindell ruined the entire listening experience for me. I looked up his bio and it says that he grew up in England, but he sounds Australian in this audio version. (The character he is portraying is supposed to be British.) More annoying, however, is the homogenous cadence he uses -- every sentence has the exact same inflection. If I could have reached through my headset and punched him in the throat I would have. Aaargh!!! SO distracting!

What did you like best about this story?

Great "Cheetos for your brain" listen.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Lidia Dornet and Shaun Grindell ?

Lidia Dornet's performance of the male character was strong enough on it's own -- no need for a male narrator!

Any additional comments?

The tag line for the audio book should be "Death By Hemorrhaging Ear Drums".

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Funny and sexy

the female narrator was great. totally felt emotions thru her words. male narrator, not so much. just didnt care for his style of narration.

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Good book

I liked the story. I thought the male narrator sounded a lot older but it didn’t bother me that much. However, I feel like it was a really drawn out story. Like it probably could have been a couple less hours and still have been a really good story. All In all I liked it!!

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It's okay

I don't know what to really think about this book. It starts as a nice little story about a couple who don't really like each other but then start writing erotica together. But then, it turns into said erotica where there isn't much plot and mostly just sex. Then it ends with the nice little story again.

I didn't really like Amanda. She was kind of B**chy in the first part then it seemed like when everything fell apart it was all about her and it didn't involve anyone else. She just acted like the rich spoiled brat she was.

I did love Blake for the most part. He was funny and I found that he kept the story afloat through most of the book. He did have his bad moments though.

The secondary characters were what really pulled this story together for me. They were just great and added some depth and humor to the story.

I just found the ending to be okay. It wasn't anything special.

I thought the female narrator was okay. She did a good enough job but I didn't really like the male narrator. He wasn't terrible but he just was good.

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Straight fire!

This book had a lot of the cliches but it was still damn hot.

The library scene was the hottest thing ever!

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Good book

Love Karina Halle books so far! This one was really good! I enjoyed the whole writer smut thingy!!!

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Geico Gecko

Sorry but Shaun was an awful fit for Blake. All I could hear was the Geico Gecko.

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Not sure how to rate performance……male narrator ruined it😔

This book was very enjoyable and I laughed out loud quite a bit. Both MC were funny and sassy. My only Disappointment was the male narrator. Shaun Grindell voice sounded too robotic and too old for the character. Lidia Dornet was great! Author should have let Lidia Dornet read the male POV too.
Her British male voice was sexy as HELL!

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Not THAT smutty.

This was just OK for me. I didn’t hate or dislike the narration as much as some people did. Shaun’s accent was fine. I almost feel like a lot of it has to do with the content of the story, which is basically a cocky guy with a heart of gold and a woman who wants to be her own person, but can’t do without the parental bankroll.

They get the assignment, they get it on. Sometimes super hot. Sometimes with an idea of LARPing, but with the confusion of cosplaying.

And while I enjoyed some characters (um, hello Ana), I just felt things needed to be fleshed out a little more.

Now I didn’t hate this. I liked the little insight to being a romance author, but maybe Fluffy just didn’t need so many scenes.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful