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A Heart Novel
Narrated by: Katie McAble
Series: A Heart Novel, Book 2
Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4 out of 5 stars (240 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

A full-length standalone from USA Today best-selling author R. S. Grey. There are overlapping characters from The Duet, but both books can be read separately.

Five minutes until the interview begins. Fresh on the heels of her college graduation, Cameron Heart has landed an interview at a prestigious architecture firm. Four minutes until the interview. She knows she's only there because the owner, Grayson Cole, is her older sister's friend. Three minutes. For the last seven years, Grayson has been the most intimidating man Cammie has ever had the pleasure - or displeasure - of being around. Two minutes. But the job opportunity is too good to pass up. So, Cammie will have to ignore the fact that Grayson is handsome enough to have his own national holiday. One. After all, she shouldn't feel that way about her new boss. And he will be her new boss....

"I'm not intimidated by you," I said with a confident smile.

"Perhaps we should fix that, Ms. Heart. Close the door."

©2015 R.S. Grey (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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Never Have I Ever...

...hated the main character of a romance novel... UNTIL NOW! OMG, seriously?? I thought the purpose of romance novels was to root FOR the happy ending!?!??! Which I am a total sucker for usually and that’s the entire reason why I’m addicted to romance novels to begin with but my goodness... in this book the main chick Cammy is a crazy, ungrateful, stupid, selfish, stubborn, and wreckless, BRAT who didn’t make a single good decision throughout the entire book. I found myself gritting my teeth throughout most of it and wishing she got what she deserved instead of the happy ending I am usually so focused on, which completely ruined the story for me. These romance novels are supposed to be exciting to where you can’t wait to see what happens next but in this case, I forced myself to continue on with it several times hoping she would learn her lesson or come to her senses and it would all be worth it but she was a total disappointment straight through to the very end. By the time the last 5-10 minutes of the book came it was just too late to be redeemed. I finished the last few minutes but it didn’t change my mind about the book. I’m just happy that I didn’t have to pay for it or I’d be pretty upset. I hate giving bad reviews so I waited half the day to write this to see if I had a change of heart but every time I think about this book I get mad so I just wanted to document my warning to the rest of you and get it out of my library. Buyers Beware!

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An Unhealthy Obsession

Let me point out right away how these two characters are perfect for each other.Both are immature,obsessed,manipulative characters.Ok I can understand Cami being only 22 and not having much experience in relationships,but once Grayson clued her in to his attraction to her,she was over the top and desperate to get his attentions.Grayson on the other hand is 30,should have plenty experience and was hoping maturity to deal with a young woman’s crush,professionally and sensitively to Cami’s feelings and naivety,instead he was cruel by clueing her into exactly what him and his”current”girlfriend were doing sexually and flaunting her in front of Cami around work,etc.They both were playing a game with each others emotions like junior high school kids.I wanted to slap Cami to get a dang clue and slap Grayson just because he’s such a d!€k in this book.

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  • Denise
  • Maplewood, MN, United States
  • 09-07-19

Heroine is the worst

So immature. So spoiled and self involved. Made it impossible to care about what happened. Almost gave up numerous times. Not sure if I will try another RS grey book.

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Nope

I just couldn’t stand this one. Every major character except the sister is mean, stupid, childish, and selfish. I’m not sure I’m even going to finish it. The female lead makes terrible nonsensical choices. The male lead is mean. So mean I can’t see why she wants him. Her boss is also mean, with absolutely no indication of any redeeming qualities, and her roommate is a selfish idiot.

This is the third novel I’ve listened to by this author, and by far the worst. Don’t know what happened, but she totally missed her mark with this book.

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This could have been a great book

It was just to much she was obsessed with him and he was cruel to her and finally the last 2 chapters were good. I stop several time and thought about not finishing but I liked the first book and wanted to see what happened to them. Sorry I do like your books

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Couldn't Finish it!

I've enjoyed the other 3 or so books I've listened to by R.S.Grey. This one I couldn't stomach. Neither main character was tolerable. Everyone is rude, condescending, and unprofessional. The female protagonist is millenial in the worst sense. She is intelligent but immature and obsessed with her boss who is equally cringe worthy. Narrator was good but the characters were bad enough for me to return the book.

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hated it

this one was so hard to finish. the main character was so childish and immature that I couldn't fathom how a relationship was possible with her. the guy was no better at times. thia author is one of my favorites but this one was just horrible!

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A little better than the previous book

Chapter 2: in the 3 hours she waited, couldn't she have called someone to bring pantyhose?

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Loved ir!! Só funny...

It couldn’t be more enjoyable and sweet. Listening to Camie and Grayson story was like a stroll in the park.
After a rocky start and a lot of surprises, there is a great HEA...😍

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Cute and an easy listen

Easy listen and cute! Enjoyed the first book in the series better but glad I was able to listen to the second as well!