• The Duet

  • By: R.S. Grey
  • Narrated by: Julia Farhat
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (469 ratings)

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The Duet

By: R.S. Grey
Narrated by: Julia Farhat
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Publisher's Summary

The Number-One Best Seller in General Humor - Best-Selling Romantic Comedy and New Adult Romance

When 27-year-old pop sensation Brooklyn Heart steps in front of a microphone, her love songs enchant audiences worldwide. But when it comes to her own love life, the only spell she's under is a dry one. So when her label slots her for a Grammy performance with the sexy and soulful Jason Monroe, she can't help but entertain certain fantasies...those in which her G-string gets more play than her guitars'.

Only one problem. Jason is a lyrical lone wolf who isn't happy about sharing the stage - nor his ranch - with the sassy singer. But while it may seem like a song entitled "Jason Monroe Is an Arrogant Ho" basically writes itself, their label and their millions of fans are expecting recording gold.... They're expecting The Duet.

A fun & sexy romantic comedy.

©2014 R. S. Grey (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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Seriously many LOL moments....

Just was I was looking for...not a boring or expected comedy, but rather it had many original and funny moments. The are more relationships built than just the hero/heroine which always brings the story up a notch. Julia Farhat was a good choice for this narration and could be serious but still deliver the subtle tones of the jokes to make me laugh out loud. I would recommend for those looking for a break from angsty stories.

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Disappointing at first but it got better

It took a while to get used to the narrator but over the course of the story I settled in and began to hear the story and not the narrator.

I am of two minds about this book. Brooklyn is a mix confidence, strength and absurd immaturity. Jason is aloof and cold yet has a heart of gold. It is a well travelled path. There were glimpses of R S Grey’s humour and style but for me they were crushed by the ridiculousness of the female lead early in the story. Unlike another reviewer who went on at length about how Brooklyn was a mature adult I found her completely unequipped to function in a modern world. Feeling the need to let loose a little she goes out with her sister, gets herself drunk beyond the point where she can't even focus on the random hookup she met in a bar and the next day she sleeps through an important meeting with her label...no flags on that play for a mature, adult woman. Oh, and she might want to review with her sister the protocol for what to do when you're supposed to be watching out for a friend/sister who has been drinking all night....hint it’s NOT abandoning her to some random who they met an hour before. Another night out out, another bar, drunk texting, drunk crying, incoherent babbling and....a head covered in soya sauce? This time it’s her assistant who lets her make a fool of herself. Seriously, this woman needs to learn how to drink and needs to change out her friend circle.

Let’s see, I’m off to spend weeks at a working ranch. What should I bring with me? Boots? Jeans? Nope, no room in my suitcases, where would I put my Prada heels? For someone so accomplished Brooklyn is seriously challenged by the easy stuff.

I liked Brooklyn’s self confidence, I struggled get past the ’stupid’, I wanted to like the book, I pushed past the irritation, held my nose during the contrived crisis rooted in poor communication and was rewarded with a happy ending.

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Thank god, characters that resemble actual humans

What made the experience of listening to The Duet the most enjoyable?

This book. Wow. I got it not expecting it to be all that great, the plot sounded like a fan fiction fantasy of being famous, but I found myself FALLING IN LOVE with this book.I am SO TIRED of romance novels where the female lead is an innocent virgin who has never dated a guy and the male lead is a brooding man whore who is over-possessive. SO. OVER. IT. Brooklyn and Jason were so so so realistic and funny and cute and perfect and I loved every second.

Brooklyn is an actual adult woman who is comfortable in her sexuality (thank the lord) and is capable of adult, mature feelings and themes. Jason is a bit of a dick at first, but that is not his one and only characteristic like other romance novels make their male leads. I loved that he had real human feelings and he wasn't some untouchable god to Brooklyn. He wasn't creepily obsessed or over-protective over Brooklyn (so over books where the male lead magically feels the need to protect the female lead who he hardly knows *eye roll*) and he didn't make a huge deal out of every tiny detail like other romance novels where the female lead walks 10 feet to her car at night and the male lead yells at her for being "reckless" and "careless" about her safety. Please. Even my exes were never up my ass as much as most male leads in romance novels. Jason reminds me of actual men I know. Jason sounded like a real person you would actually meet at a bar or in person. He lets Brooklyn have fun without chastising her or judging her, which brings me to the next thing I love about this book:
The men aren't all creepy predators that Jason has to protect Brooklyn from, and the women aren't all "whores" or "sluts" who are on Jason's dick making Brooklyn jealous. I am over the romance novels where every woman is obsessed with the male lead, and half naked and deemed a "slut" because of her sexual promiscuity by the lead female. I don't appreciate slut shaming, or judgment of other women. I really hate novels that demonize women who "sleep around" and depict them as sluts who the female lead sees as below her. I'm so not here for that trend. This novel is so respectful of all the humans depicted and takes care not to un-justly demonize anyone.
Also, I love that Brooklyn isn't constantly being sexually harassed and threatened by every male character. If Brooklyn, a beautiful smart and independent young woman who is a famous heart throb pop star isn't getting constantly harassed and threatened, there is no reason for the "average" "nothing special" virgin girls of other romance novels to be practically raped by every male character. Throughout the book, Brooklyn obviously interacts with men (because men exist) and at no point is she objectified by any men, threatened or harassed by any men, and she develops healthy friendships with other men that ARE NOT met with un-called-for jealousy by the male lead. At no point is she a damsel in distress who Jason has to run in a save her from a near rape or anything dramatic and ridiculous like that. I kept waiting for it, for some romance novel cliche to happen, but it never happened and I am so happy!

The relationship between the two of them develops in a very natural way and I loved that they never had unjustified expectations of each other. Its hard to explain without giving away a bit of the story, but basically they agreed on the way their relationship should be, and despite growing feelings, they never shamed one another when they got jealous or upset because they knew they had no right to feel that way based on the way they defined their relationship/friendship. I appreciated that because it showed that they were mature adults who communicated their needs and desires and knew their place in the relationship.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Duet?

***SPOILER***The part of this book that stuck out to me the most was the part when Brooklyn and Jason hook up, but afterward she realizes feels like she's being used by him and cries when he leaves. This really spoke to me because I have been in that situation, and I'm sure many women have also been in this situation. They cared about one another and they agreed on a no-strings-attached arrangement, which she was totally down with from the start. But as they get closer and she starts seeing him as someone she cares for, but he's still treating her like a no-strings-attached booty-call, she feels used, and I have felt that way more than once, unfortunately. I just loved how human she was at this moment. I think I love it because in other novels where the female lead is less experience sexually, obviously she makes sex a big deal and would feel used in that situation. What I love is that Brooklyn is a woman who is comfortable in her sexuality, who loves sex, and has a healthy relationship with her sexuality, and to see her realize that the sex with Jason isn't just a hook up to her anymore, is an emotion that real women experience. Its rare to find a book with characters who have such realistic sex lives, and I loved seeing her develop these feelings. It was so focused on her feelings changing versus the fact that they had sex that determined she felt used. She was okay with hook up sex, but it wasn't the fact that they had sex that was the big deal, it was that she was developing feelings for him which made the sex feel dirty and not genuine, if that makes sense. I love this book, lol.

Any additional comments?

This book offers the reader a bit of being-famous fantasy, with characters who are living the good life of wealth and fame. The reader also gets two really down to Earth human beings as their lead characters who's lives are not defined by their fame/fortune and who's personalities aren't defined by any romance novel stereotype.

I am so excited to see what other books are in this series. The side drama with Cami and Greyson had me dying at the end when they left it unsolved and i was so pumped to find out there are other books in this series. Cant wait to read them all!

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Just awful...

10% DNF

Good Lord I tried.....I seriously did! but I just can not read no more...the writing was horrible....

Audiobook: This was my first time listening to Julia Farhot and will be my last... not only does she sound like a robot, but her voice is not enjoyable to listen too. Sorry but not sorry..

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Enjoyed but missing something

Enjoyed the funny quips and the witty humor. But I didn’t necessarily believe the relationship between Brooklyn and Jason. It was surface and unconvincing. Too bad too because the idea of this story is excellent and if there were more depth to the characters and their love story it could have been so much more.

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loved it!

This book was captivating, romantic and so funny! There was many laugh out loud moments that I loved! One of my favs.

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Enjoyed this book

This was a very enjoyable book. The chemistry between the two was very well written. They had to write a song together but Weren’t sure they cups stand each other, both having always been solo artist that wrote their own songs they couldn’t imagine being able to write together. Well they come up with a great way for inspiration. Come enjoy their journey.

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Love R.S. Grey, But Not My Favorite

Usually I LOVE Grey's books, but this one just didn't do it for me. If you are new to R.S. Grey's work I recommend starting with "The Fortunate Ones."

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Stupid drunk too many times

I liked the characters and the story was cute. Unfortunately, the heroine had a habitual sloppy drunk problem. There are only so many times you can behave like a sloppy drunk and still claim to not drink often and have a low alcohol tolerance. It quickly became both ridiculous and somewhat nauseating. If not for the character’s tendency to drink her problems and make a fool of herself (not in a funny way) I would have enjoyed this simple romance a lot more than I did.

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cutw story, bad narrator

the title says it all. doesnt do the book justice ...she seems bored, disinterested, the actin is poor ...

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  • Sue Casey
  • 03-31-19

5 stars +

This is my favourite RS Grey book & audiobook. I’ve read and now listened to them all.