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The Lonely Hearts Club

By: Radclyffe
Narrated by: Abby Craden
Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (295 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Take three friends, add two ex-lovers and several new ones, then mix with more secrets than any of them know - and the result is a recipe for explosive rivalries and incendiary romance.

Attorney Liz Ramsey thought she had everything - a devoted partner, a challenging job, and plans for a family in the making. Unfortunately her life takes a turn, and she ends up alone and in the kind of trouble she never dreamed of. Then she bumps into - literally - young surgeon Reilly Danvers, and life gets even more complicated.

Liz's two best friends offer all the support she needs, but they have secrets of their own. Candace Lory, a high-powered commodities trader and swinging playgirl, meets her match when she hooks up with corporate attorney Parker Jones. Brenda Beal, the only member of the group who hasn't slept with every available woman, prefers to fantasize about a perfect lover, especially if she's obedient and willing to do anything Bren orders. A surprise birthday outing and a dashing, dark-eyed submissive transform Bren's fantasies into reality and her dark secrets into delicious pleasures.

©2008 Radclyffe (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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A Little More of a Edge Than Usual

As a romantic kind of girl my influence in this library is obvious, I'm a real softie. However for the most part Radclyffe books have been too mushy even for me. This selection has more of an edge than any of the other six or eight books of hers I've listened to previously.
The Lonely Hearts club consists of three lesbian women who've been friends since their college days and are seemingly unable to find or maintain relationships. The chief protagonist Attorney Liz Ramsey is still in the process of getting over being dumped for a 23 year old grad student by her longtime girlfriend Julia. Julia is a nice example of a realistic heavy; she's not mean or evil she's just self-centered, self indulgent, insensitive, and blind to the feelings of others.
Brenda (Bren) is, unbeknownst to her friends, a writer of erotic fiction; she is unaware, even to herself what it is she's searching for.
Candace is the hot chick of the group as well as a Wall Street trader and the kind of player that you normally associate with a male professional athlete. She meets and spends a night with an attorney in Liz's firm; Parker Jones is another version of Candace, she's a player to whom the phrase 'long term relationship' equates to a holiday weekend. The two of them have a night that threatens to, gasp, become something more than a night of good sex.
Finally Dr. Reilly Danvers, an orthopedic surgeon who has avoided relationships since the death of her first serious lover. She and Liz begin a push/pull relationship that seems to be de riguer for all romance novels; that includes misunderstandings, miscommunication, assumptions, and a lack of communication. Though both of the two main protagonists have a too good to be true vibe they aren't the paragons depicted depicted in many of the authors works. In closing if you're a Radclyffe fan you'll love this book; if not, give it a shot anyway.

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I love everything Written by Radclyffe

This was a really great book. I definitely recommend , I hope there's other books with these characters because I would love to know more about how their lives ended up 😁😁

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It’s cute

I really enjoyed this book and especially Abby Craden, I love her voice and the story was well written. I fell in love with all the main characters, I connected with each one and overall I enjoyed it.

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Sweet, naughty, and everything in between!

I've always been a huge fan of Radclyffe's stories. Over the years I've amassed a lot of her works on my bookshelves and have yet to come across one I didn't like. The Lonely Hearts Club sticks out as my favourite. Wonderful characters that I couldn't help but love. I'm relatively new to listening to audiobooks and was extremely happy to see this was available. Abby Craden did an amazing job of giving voice to these characters. If I could, I'd give this unlimited stars and multiple thumbs up!

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Abrupt endings are the worst

Good story I felt for the characters and was disappoint that the book just ended like a last minute thought

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  • Kris
  • Lexington SC
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even better the third time

this book is amazingly written. i love every moment of this story. i loved the strong female characters and how they interacted with each other.
the only thing i didnt like... the sweet ending wasnt long enough. we need another chapter. lol

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oh Riley!

loved it. Abby crayden voicing Riley was perfect. sad it had to end. great audiobook!

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Where's the continuation?!

Loved this story. There was some irritation with the parts including Julia; was almost not enough to be worthy of including...but glad there wasn't more of her character truthfully. I so wish there was an epilogue or continuation to the 3 main story lines.

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Radclyffe you have become my fav lez author

this book was so ... AWESOME SAUCE!!!! Its the onlybaay i can explain it and the reader did an aaaawwwwwmmmmaaaazzziiinnnneeee job at live this book to life... i felt likd i was right there in the baseball field, in the cubicle when Riley told Julia in no uncertain term to back the hell off. OMG love love love this job

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loved it

made me laugh. could relate to the story. wish there more could be a great series

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  • 05-31-19

well read... over the top dialogue

there is oine between romance and fantasy... I think this book crossed it.... great voice easy to listen to... but... hot as in parts... but also almost too good to be true