Taking the Heat

Narrated by: Celeste Ciulla
Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
3.5 out of 5 stars (46 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Passion this hot can't be faked....

All revved up for bright lights and steamy nights, writer Veronica Chandler chased her dreams to New York City. When she hit a dead end, reality sent her back home to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Saving her pride and her new gig - writing a relationship advice column! - requires some faking. No one can know the truth about her big-city flop or her nonexistent sex life. But the town's irresistibly rugged librarian is determined to figure her out...and give her hands-on lessons in every wicked thing she wants to know.

Gabe MacKenzie's heart might be in Wyoming, but secretly his future's tied up in his family's Manhattan legacy. Getting down and dirty with Veronica is supposed to give him a few memorable nights - not complicate his plans. But the thing about heat this scorching is there's just no going back...and it might be too hot for either of them to take.

©2015 Victoria Dahl (P)2015 Recorded Books
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  • 02-23-18

Great book! Not great audiobook.

I loved this story, but the audio narrator used a distractingly obnoxious performance voice throughout. I also prefer when books with alternating perspectives use two narrators.

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TERRIBLE NARRATOR

The story might be great, I am a Victoria Dahl fan however this narrator was impossible to listen to. Sad to waste a credit.

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Choppy narration, lots of crudity

There are some good insights and character growth in this book. The story is a good one.
However, almost all of the sex is “f-ing” and the use of that word in dialogue and narration seems gratuitous. Dirty talk can be sexy but this is just irritating. It was a little cute and funny at first but then not so much.
The many non punctuation, mid sentence pauses in the narration is distracting. She reads four words, pauses like it is the end of a sentence and then goes on. Also, the narrator’s reading style is perky throughout as well so at times it just seems perverse. Imagine Miss Nancy from Romper Room reading the very dirty sex scenes aloud and you might understand. It’s bizarre and a little disturbing.
I did listen all the way through because I was invested in the characters and the story.