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How steamy is it? Hot Damn

Take Me to the Good Parts of This Book
Warning: The Good Parts Might Be Explicit

  • First Meeting
  • The Stuck-Up Suit by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward
Twitchy Graham feels the full force of obsession.
  • I Want You
  • The Stuck-Up Suit by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward
Lines between Soraya and Graham are blurring.
  • Kiss
  • The Stuck-Up Suit by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward
Graham is sure of exactly one thing.
  • Trouble in Paradise
  • The Stuck-Up Suit by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward
Soraya's heart is breaking.
  • Declaration of Love
  • The Stuck-Up Suit by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward
Is Graham physically able to take things slow?

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  • First Meeting
  • Twitchy Graham feels the full force of obsession.
  • I Want You
  • Lines between Soraya and Graham are blurring.
  • Kiss
  • Graham is sure of exactly one thing.
  • Trouble in Paradise
  • Soraya's heart is breaking.
  • Declaration of Love
  • Is Graham physically able to take things slow?

Publisher's Summary

It started out like any other morning on the train - until I became mesmerized by the guy sitting across the aisle. He was barking at someone on his phone like he ruled the world. Who did the stuck-up suit think he was...God?

Actually, he looked like a god. That was about it.

When his stop came, he got up suddenly and left. So suddenly, he dropped his phone on the way out. I might have picked it up. I might have gone through all of his photos and called some of the numbers. I might have held on to the mystery man's phone for days, until I finally conjured up the courage to return it.

When I traipsed my ass across town to his fancy company, he refused to see me. So, I left the phone on the empty desk outside the arrogant jerk's office. I might have also left behind a dirty picture on it first, though.

I didn't expect him to text back.

I didn't expect our exchanges to be hot as hell.

I didn't expect to fall for him - all before we even met.

©2016 Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward (P)2016 Tantor

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Nope!

I've read a lot of romances. Couldn't finish this one. Can't take the whining and immaturity.

16 of 17 people found this review helpful

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Didn't live up to its potential.

I really liked the characters but the story kind of annoyed me. The story was developing nicely and all of a sudden after fending off many obstacles, one of the characters does a complete 180 and decides to leave. (Trying not to give away too much in the review). It seemed so typical and manufactured for me. I'm all for supporting some drama and angst, but this just seemed so forced. On the upside, the narrators were excellent.

18 of 20 people found this review helpful

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THIS IS A REAL GEM.... TRY NOT TO MISS IT

IMO, everything about this listen was just perfect.... the loveable characters, the build-up, the chemistry, the witty banter, their flirty texts, the Ask Ida Column, the twist and all the things in between as Soraya and Graham's love story passionately plays out. It's quirky, fresh, feisty and funny in the beginning then it goes on to add romance, sex, touching and sweet scenes, a shocking life altering twist, angst/drama with a bitchy ex, a bit of tormented heartache, a HEA and a wonderful and very funny Epilogue. And, I'm sure that it'll leave you with a smile on your face.

Dual POV's, a very addictive and enjoyable storyline, a feisty, sassy ballsy Heroine who likes to color the ends of her hair depending on her mood and a handsome rich 'tamed' Alpha Hero who's got a dirty mouth, good secondary characters and great narration too. The H/H may be very different types at the start but, through character growth and love, they compliment each other rather than conflict with one another. Vi and Penelope please keep em coming.... I'm loving every one.

Worth a credit? Yes, it effortlessly did what it was supposed to do... it drew me in and transported me to various locals where I could visualize these two well developed characters as their love story was so well described, well written and well narrated. So this is..... wait for it..... well worth the credit. ta da.

37 of 44 people found this review helpful

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Female Narrator Brings Down My Review

I just realized, while reading this book, that I think I really like Vi Keeland's books; but, the female narrator, M.M., brings the experience way down for me. Her dramatic inflections of her style of speaking, makes mundane sentences like "...riding the elevator." to the most exciting scenes, the same. I find myself going from exhausted from listening for any length of time, to rolling my eyes. Everything she says is poignant, dramatic, and full of introspection. It's annoying at best, and sickening at worst. She makes the character sound neurotic and ridiculous. I realized, as I've been on a Vi Keeland binge, that I consistently enjoy the books that M.M. doesn't narrate. That's a bummer. I may be ready to actually avoid this narrator, even if it means skipping certain authors'/books' because I just can't listen. A first for me. I can usually deal...

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Lots of Emotional Angst

Where does Stuck-Up Suit rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The female Narrator did a good job. The male narrator wasn't bad, but he must be Irish because he couldn't seem to help adding a slight hint of an accent to the characters. Thank goodness most of the story was told from the female POV.

What did you like best about this story?

The author has an excellent writing style. The author gave plenty of build to the relationship, and plenty of depth to the main characters. Those are the things that make an exceptional story.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laughed out Loud, and It gave me enough angst to cause me have a stomach ache

Any additional comments?

I have to say this story was the best and the worst of reads for me. The first half of the story was written with our heroine Soraya as a snarky, witty, take no crap young lady. It had plenty of laugh out loud banter lines, both of which I love to read.

The hero Graham, started out as a miserable rotten alpha-hole, but turned very quickly into a swoon worthy hero.

The second half simply had too much angst for me.

The story was very predictable, and it had my stomach rolling with some emotional triggers that I knew were coming. When Soraya turned into a TSTL heroine, I hated that! The confrontation scene with the ex-girlfriend, had me so pissed that our smartass girl turned into a weak kneed wussy!... Ugh!... The whole scene hit one my reading triggers and I was sick to my stomach. From there it just kept getting worse for me.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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5+ Stars

I wasn't sure if I was going to like the narrators at first, but they were both spot on. This book was fantastic and I highly recommend it!

9 of 11 people found this review helpful

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Female Narrator is HORRIBLE!! + Stupid Female Lead

The first thing I noticed was that the female narrator, Maxine Mitchell, has no business narrating stories. Her inflection is abominable and she reads the story like a news caster updating you on the disasters in New Orleans. Her chosen inflection makes no sense whatsoever and is repetitive for no reason. She makes it sound like Soraya is constantly confused. The purpose of inflection if to inform the listener of the mood of what is happening. Mitchell would use surprised tones to express normal daily occurrences, for example. There is absolutely NO way to gauge the mood of the story just by listening to her. I don't ever want to listen to another book narrated by her.

Joe Arden, on the other hand, seemed to know exactly what he was doing. His narration was the saving grace for this read.

About the Story

Okay, so when I started reading this book I really liked the direction it was going. It was like a 50 shades with a bit of a different spin. But when I got to the last couple chapters and Soraya was being fucking stupid, I put the book down. I am so sick of reading about people in relationship making the insanely idiotic decision to push the love of their life away, making them believe they cheated or don't love them, all because they think it's what's best for the other person. NEVER DENY A PERSON THE RIGHT TO DECIDE WHAT IS BEST FOR THEM!!!! This is NEVER okay. 99.9% of the time you're so wrong to the degree that it actually ruins the person's life. If you love someone, don't rob them of the right to make their own life decisions.

GAAAHHHHHHH STUPID PEOPLE!!! This is NOT entertaining to read about! It just pisses me off so much that I get super stressed reading the book. I want to read to be entertained; not stressed. I actually wish Graham would have slept with Janine and Soraya would have caught them in the act. That's what Soraya's dumb ass deserved.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Not my favorite story/narrator was not a good fit

The poor girl meets rich man has been overdone lately. Add to that unbelievable scenarios, over the top smart mouthed female and the male narrator sounding older than the main male character I had a hard time listening to the end. It was a bargain purchase and I did listen to the end.

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • G
  • 06-16-16

It was okay. I would not reread.

The story was winding and sometimes repetitive. I hate the narrative of a weak, insecure woman with a powerful, yet patient and understanding, man. The female character was sometimes whiny in a "I broke my own heart in an easily avoidable situation" kind of way. It made for a snore of a climax filled with self sabotage instead of actually events taking place. I skipped the second to last hour because I was bored and waiting for the story to pick up the literary pace so to speak. In some parts, there were so many feelings, but such little plot. Finally, I personally didn't like the male narrator, as his voice was a bit off to me. Yet, that's neither here nor there. Worth a credit if you have a ton to dispose of, but otherwise, ehh. The story just wasn't for me, but I'm sure it's fairly enjoyable to others.

11 of 14 people found this review helpful

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OK

Cute back and forth initially but a bit too much of his crude sex. Not much of a premise for their relationship and his rudeness. OMG what a stupid premise for her lack of trust.
Maxine has a pretty boring flat voice.

17 of 22 people found this review helpful

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  • CRYSTAL CLEAR
  • 05-01-16

A sweet story with great characters

An enjoyable story of opposite attraction well written and performed by a very talented bunch !!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-13-17

fabulous

what a great story loved the voices too and i absolutely adored the part walking along the beach bumping into Chance and the goat such a lovely story and so funny in places i found myself laughing out loud xx

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  • Yvonne
  • 08-01-17

Just a really great listen

Love the books these authors put out and this is another great listen expertly narrated by Maxine and Joe they really do pull you into the story five stars all the way 😄

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  • HARAK
  • 07-06-17

I love the story and performers.

A lovely story and well Joe Arden just makes it better. Jesus that guy Joe Arden!! I actually search for what he is reading to buy. Anyway I loved the story.

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  • Sara M.
  • 04-02-17

bored

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Found the whole story a bit boring. Did not make me laugh, cry or cringe like so many of the other books from Penelope Ward or Vi Keeland. I thought the heroine was annoying.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

The voice of Maxine Mitchell was annoying, made the heroine nagging.

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  • Nettie reads!
  • 03-12-17

Good Story shame about the editing.

I really enjoyed this book it brightened my mornings as I walked to work and kept me company at home while doing my housework. Unfortunately the editing of the reading let this book down. There parts in most chapters where time passed in the story but there were no breaks in the readin except at the ends of the chapter. I am sure if I went to physical copy of this book there would be paragraph breaks to denote the change in time. A little editing of the reading would make this a 4 star book for me please take care to make sure the layout of the books is followed in the reading as it enhances the enjoyment more.

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  • all the books are mine!
  • 07-20-16

Excellent

I'm very new to audio books but judging by the level of my enjoyment, it is about to be my new thing.
Really enjoyable and the narrators really add to the story.
Loved it.

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  • Rebecca
  • 07-18-16

Great story!

The narration started off a bit annoying but you get used to it. I downloaded this on a bit of a whim as I usually go for crime, but I wasn't disappointed. its a great easy reading (or listening) story, with sweet characters and it's not all smooth sailing for them.

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  • Carole
  • 05-23-16

Good storyline dreadful narrating

As soon as I started listening I thought oh this is Cheesy. The narrating on the girls part was fine but the narrating on the blokes part was really smarmy, good storyline worth persevering with , worth a listen

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  • daisy
  • 05-07-16

Steamy hot listen.!!

Excellent hot steamy love story . Great narrating. Your be hooked on this author guarantee.!

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  • MeGaVoltZ
  • 05-13-16

Silly plot full of cliches

5 Stars for the narration. 2 for the storyline.

There are so many sexual innuendos that came across really cheesy and they just got old after a while. The plot is so unoriginal and full of cliches that I'm not sure I'll remember much of the story in a day or two.

The male protagonist is rude to his employees while the female protagonist made a really retarded decision on behalf of him which drove the plot forward but it was too contrived for the story to be convincing. From that point onward I just wanted the story to end and was really relieved when it did.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Barbra Lazzarini
  • 09-12-18

omg so AWESOME..💖💖

this book is helarous..you must read .. it definitely worth your time .. i love the characters and so will you .. trust me you will not regret it .. loved it 💖💕💖💕🍰💕🍰💕

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-29-18

Well Done Vi!

Fabulous VIllain in this one. Though the 2 leaad characters implausibly fall for each other...

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  • Louise
  • 01-23-17

Loved this book

Really loved this book, it's sweet, funny and sexy couldn't stop listening till it was finished, can't go wrong with this one

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  • Cynthia
  • 08-23-16

Brilliant

This is one of my favorite books.
Just loved that it is a story that can relate to a lot of people.

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  • Morticia
  • 05-05-16

this book has it all

A H you can Mahe your next book boyfriend and a h you can respect. Just the right amount of humour and angst this book is damn near perfect. Oh and did I say it's got a HEA and no cliffhanger, steam in the bedroom and not so much you have to start skipping over it . See just make it the next book you read OK.