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Publisher's Summary

A new, sexy stand-alone from number one New York Times best seller Vi Keeland.

The first time I met Hudson Rothschild was at a wedding. I’d received an unexpected invitation to one of the swankiest venues in the city.

Hudson was a groomsman and quite possibly the most gorgeous man I’d ever laid eyes on. He asked me to dance, and our chemistry was off the charts.

I knew it wasn’t a good idea to get involved with him, considering the wedding I was at. But our connection was intense, and I was having a great time.

Though the fun came to a screeching halt when Hudson figured out I wasn’t who I’d said I was. You see, that unexpected invitation I received? Well, it hadn’t actually been addressed to me - it was sent to my ex-roommate who’d bounced a check for two months’ rent and moved out in the middle of the night. I figured she owed me an expensive night out, but I guess, technically, I was crashing the wedding.

Once caught, I couldn’t get out of there fast enough. As I bolted for the door, I might’ve plucked a few bottles of expensive champagne off the tables I passed, all while the gorgeous, angry groomsman was hot on my tail.

Outside, I jumped into a taxi. My heart ricocheted against my ribs as we drove down the block - but at least I’d escaped unscathed.

Or so I thought.

Until I realized I’d left my cell phone behind at the table.

Take one guess who found it?

This is the crazy story of how Hudson Rothschild and I met. But trust me, it’s only the tip of the iceberg.

©2020 C. Scott Publishing Corp. (P)2020 C. Scott Publishing Corp.

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Just okay

I should know this by now, but Vi Keeland’s books are just a little too cheesy and sugar sweet for me. I was drawn into this one because the reviews indicated that it is really steamy. Anyone who says that hasn’t read steamy done right. I won’t buy another book by her, because I like a little more chemistry and a little less cheese.

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Such a sweet and fun listen!

I love Vi’s books and was so excited to listen to this one as soon as it came out. The story was funny, sweet, and even the heavy parts captivated me. I’m so glad the story wasn’t about a man denying his feelings forever and then waking up one day and realizing he loved the woman. He was constant, strong, and a strong man of character, even after a previous heartbreak. The female lead was also a strong and lovely character. So much about this book put a smile on my face! I listened to it in one sitting because I was so pleased with the characters and chemistry. Great work, Vi! Loved it!

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Best one yet!

While I’ve enjoyed many of Vi Keeland’s books, this has to be my all time favorite! And of course, Sebastian York could read every audiobook if it were up to me! He and Andi Arndt make the perfect storytellers! From the clever beginning to the humorous one-liners, this book was just perfect!

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Hysterical... perfect narrators

Very entertaining. Laughed out loud throughout the whole book. The narrators, Andi Arndt and Sebastian York, as always, were on point. As good as the story was, I’m not sure that other narrators would have done it justice.

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Destiny is in the Air!!

First let me say that I want my own true “Signature Scent.”..send me that kit!! How great was this story. It started out with so much fun as two best friends crash a wedding at the New York Public Library..and little did we know that was one of the big links that pulled this story together. It was fun and yet there was the element of intrigue and mystery woven throughout the book that we were trying to connect as the story progressed. Then, there were the diaries that Stella loved to read…and those readings were probably one of the most “important character” in the story.. giving us the clues we needed to understand how the earth was playing with Hudson and Stella’s destiny. You have to read it..it is so much more than a romance novel. Another great Vi book…she never disappoints. Worthy of more than 5-stars.
Sebastian and Andi...you were perfect!!

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Vi Keeland does it again! Amazing book!

Another amazing book by Vi! I was so looking forward to this book and Vi didn't let me down. Loved Hudson & Stella. So many great nuances throughout the story that kept me on my toes. Loved it. Amazing narration by Andi Arndt & Sebastian York as always!

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Vi Keeland is fantastic!

Thanks gosh she writes plenty. Otherwise my life would not have the same spark.

No one who reads her books would want to watch tv or do anything else for fun.

Andi Arndt and Sebastian York are the ones to bring this up to new levels when they perform.

And believe me, it is an artful skilled performance.

Have you read the book first and then read it again on Audible? Have you tried the craft of narrating yourself? And have you compared to ordinary ones? It all adds up to the experience and how you will memorize that book with a collage of your favorite savourings. Just like when they choose to make a movie from your favorite book; or when you go about trying different flavours of Tiramisu around town.

They all make the stories so relatable and endearing. They make dreams jazzed, they inspire you to be an even better person. They give you hope. They spread joy and hours of fun to your life; cherry on top the great sense of humour and intelligence of the stories.

I am eternally in love and happiness because of these 3 artists; author and narrators. They are my favorites!

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In typical Vi Keeland fashion, stellar book!

Be still my heart - I think Hudson Rothschild might just be my new book boyfriend! This man is far beyond most book heroes and is totally swoon-worthy! And the cover model (Nick Bateman) really helps form a picture while reading, which definitely helps!

While a lot of the conflict seems to have occurred in both main characters pasts and they’re just working through their separate issues, or learning new information (from their pasts) that they have to come to terms with, this pair is an amazing book couple and I’m pretty sure one of my favourite from any romance I’ve read. The chemistry (lol!! A little specific reference to the story and Stella’s job) they have with each other, their friends and family is so real.

Vi has really outdone herself this time! She keeps on doing it when I don’t know if it’s possible for her to top her last one!

Narrators Andi and Sebastian are two of my top faves and incredible as always.

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One of the best!

This is one of the best books I have listened to on Audible. There is so much more than just sex in this book, although there is enough! Great job Ms. Keeland! I can't wait for more like this!

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Wonderful!

After waiting forever ( it felt like, lol) for this book to come out I was so excited to jump into it today! There was just something about the story and the characters that completely swept me away and I finished the book in one day. I love the relationship that Hudson has with his daughter and how Stella fits into their little family unit.
If you’re a fan of contemporary romance you will love this story.

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  • Susan Rogerson
  • 01-22-21

beautiful

wow this was such a beautiful story funny , sad and a happy ending and read by my two favorite narrator's Sebastian York and Andi Arndt .

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  • KarenW
  • 01-23-21

An Invitation to a Great Story

Loved this story I’ve read quite a few Vi Keeland books but I think this is my favourite so far. The audio version is brilliantly read by Andi Arendt and Sebastian York two of my favourite voice actors. Hudson is a strong male character who I immediately fell in love with. Stella is clever and focused and both characters have great back stories. Fisher and Oliver play interesting supporting roles in the story too.I thoroughly recommend you curl up with this book. Thanks Vi, although I did find myself up until 03.34 am with it!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-21-21

Loved it!

I absolutely loved this book! I finished it in one day, just couldn’t stop listening! The narrators as always were great, I love them working together. Vi Keeland just never gets it wrong!

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  • Pam
  • 01-21-21

Fantastic

brilliantly written. perfect narration. Vi Keeland at her very best. Thank you so much. Hudson and Stella and Charly will stay with me for a long while.

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  • Ana S.
  • 01-20-21

Absolutely LOVE IT!!!

Vi Keeland once again I’m in love, this book made me laugh so much I just couldn’t put it down. Thank you for such a good experience!!! Definitely will recommend it to my friends.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-19-21

beautiful

Vi Keeland has done it again, Stella and Hudson story is so beautiful. Loved every bit.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 02-27-21

Vi Keeland writes beautiful love stories

You have done it again. Great love story. Absolutely brilliant narration. Long may you keep writing more.

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  • BBBf-sizzlereads-Best Book Boyfriends
  • 02-26-21

ANOTHER BRILLIANT LISTEN FROM VI KEELAND

Another captivating read from Vi Keeland

I listened to this book in audio, I absolutely love the narrators that narrate Vi's books, they really bring the characters to life and suit the character's personalities so well.

About the plot
Stella is a struggling businesswoman who made the decision to go on her own, launch her own business, and produce her own perfume company Signature scent after working for Estee Lauder.

She meets Hudson when after an invitation comes through her door for a wedding for an ex-roommate her gay best friend persuades her to go and pretend to be the ex-roommate and he also goes as her plus one.

Epic fail when she introduces herself as the other woman because Hudson the bride's sister knows said woman well, she was his sister's friend and his secretary some time ago.

There's a lot more to this story and the development is brilliant, I was eagerly wanting to know where it would all end up between Stella and Hudson, who was without a doubt attracted to each other when they first lay eyes on each other.

Hudson is a sexy father and businessman, he's grumpy, demanding, and has a huge soft heart beneath the hard exterior.
Stella lacks confidence but she is a likable character.

As the story develops Stella who runs out of finances needs Hudson's business support. He invests in new businesses and backs them. It's Hudson's sister whose wedding she crashed who takes on Stella's business plan wholeheartedly and loves Stella's ideas but first, they need the backing of Hudson who is a tough nut to crack.

There is so much more to both character's stories and I loved every minute of it. There's angst, surprises, hotness, and heartwarming moments.

I Can't wait to delve into more stories from Vi Keeland. I have yet to read or listen to one I do not like.

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  • Emma Middleton
  • 02-25-21

Could not put this book down

I loved this book, was hooked from the start, it is a shame it ended 😆

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  • Mrs. M. Worsley
  • 02-24-21

Love, love, love

Vi is a genius. What a great story! I listened to it non stop. Hence it only took me a day! Plus Andi and Sebastian...just incredible story tellers.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-21-21

Loved it hook line and sinker

Had me from beginning to the most romantic ending. Can’t wait for the next one. Thankyou

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  • Kathryn
  • 02-26-21

enjoyed this story.

This is a romantic story, even if a little far fetched. A women uses her ex room mates invitation and gate crashes a wedding. There she meets the man of her dreams. She also likes reading old diaries, and she has in her possession a diary which has the potential a to change so many lives.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-24-21

Blown Away

This book has to be one of the best books I have come across so far!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-24-21

One of my favourites!!!

Please make this book into a movie!!!! I didn’t want it to end. Thanks you Vi!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-24-21

Love Love Love

I loved this story! It was funny, sweet, sad, enticing and so wonderfully written. I was hooked, the entire way through.

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  • RomanceBooktalk
  • 02-23-21

I absolutely loved this book!

I really enjoyed listening to this really funny RomCom novel by one of my favourite authors Vi Keeland. This book was well written, with a great storyline and beautifully narrated by Sebastian York and Andi Arndt.

I loved the concept of this book... two people, Stella and Hudson, who were always destined to be together, are brought into each other’s lives and hearts with a bit of help from the Love Gods, a selfish and reckless ex-flat mate, a diary and the universe working its own special magic. Sprinkle in a bit of faerie dust and you have a beautiful love story just waiting for you to read!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-17-21

Tacky dialogue ruined an ok idea for a story

Just could not finish this book. Tried so hard. Had two hours left but couldn’t handle any more of the cheap talk or immature unhealthy character behaviour. The story had so much going for it in the beginning with some great opportunities for character development but once the characters got close it turned to vomit material.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-16-21

A feel good/slightly racy love story

My first audible book and I loved it! Well narrated and an enjoyable storyline if you’re a hopeless romantic!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-15-21

woah

Accidentally purchased this audiobook while looking for a true crime novel. And wow am I glad I did. I think I may have just found an entirely new genre to explore. And definitely going to buy more from Vi Keeland. Wonderful story.

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  • Jessica
  • 02-05-21

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The male voice was too much, didn't fit the character. Otherwise, pretty good easy listen