• The Love Factor

  • By: Quinn Ivins
  • Narrated by: Lori Prince
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (124 ratings)

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The Love Factor

By: Quinn Ivins
Narrated by: Lori Prince
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Molly Cook is almost 30, with dismal career prospects, and has given up on saving the world. It might be the 90s, and everything's shoulder pads, Doc Martens, and The X-Files, but people won't budge on gay rights. Molly decides to give a PhD a whirl but finds herself more interested in campus politics...and her strict and sexy statistics professor.

Professor Carmen Vaughn is stuck in small-town Maryland with smarmy blowhards for colleagues and ungrateful students who can't handle her high standards. She has no intention of coming out, least of all to Molly, a troublemaking grad student who can't stop picking fights with the conservative faculty.

But when Molly discovers evidence implicating a homophobic colleague in a scandal, Carmen can't ignore it - even if the subject hits too close to home. As the two women work together to make their case, they grow closer than Carmen ever imagined. But she absolutely refuses to get involved with a student.

The thing is, as the chemistry builds between them, Molly isn't sure she wants to be a grad student anymore...if she ever did.

Contains mature themes.

©2020 Quinn Ivins (P)2020 Tantor
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Slow burn...

Another audio Lori Prince knocks out the park. Read the book a couple of months ago, my first go around with this author and was pleased and more than happy to support the audio version. No real complaints. Would be nice to see how their life shapes out since it was such a slow burn or an epilogue would of been icing on the cake. Just my two scents.

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Another great one!

Whew! Holy time worp Batman! Not only did Quinn bring the nineties back in all its glory and decking but placed believable characters in our midst. Carmen and Molly were a while chemistry set and brilliant to boot. Thank you Mrs Ivins. Lori Prince’s narration was immaculate.... as always 💜

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A Great Story!

I loved this book! Narration by Lori Prince was superb...no surprise there. And the author, Quinn Irvins, new to me, wrote one compelling story. Taking place in the late 1990s with a backdrop of the political unrest of President Clinton’s special prosecutor’s investigation and impeachment, Dr. Carmen Vance and grad student Molly Cook become enmeshed in their own investigation of fraud fueled by hate and bigotry. The characters are fully developed, engaging, brilliant, strong women. My suggestion: get this book!

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Worst narrator!!! Great story!

The story is great! But the narrator is the worst one! Her voice killed my mood! Never going to listen to lori prince again!

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Suggested read for the younger LGBTQ generations

Beautifully written! As a 35 year old lesbian, this book hit home in many ways. But, it also reminded me of how far we have come. This book highlights the bravery of women to be their true self in a time when it was still wrong to be gay. I love how it played out, my only wish is that the ending would have been an epilogue into their future. Despite that, this was still an insightful read.

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Read the book instead.

When I read this book, it quickly became one of my favorites. I've never been a Lori Prince fan but I wanted to give her the benefit of the doubt (again). I probably won't listen to this audiobook again. LP's narration doesn't do it for me. Carmen's character is strong, confident, ice queen. I didn't think Lori portrayed her as such. I've always thought LP's narration was mediocre, just average. Don't understand all the high ratings. The book itself, is excellent! Really loved it!

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A Statistical Anomaly

Riveting story Of the uncovering of academic fraud. The ladies are brilliantly brought to life by Lori Prince. There is a discrete amount of sex. The unfulfilled longing for so long is far more erotic.

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Good book, lovable characters, interesting storyline

Good book, lovable characters, interesting storyline. Lori Prince did a five star job of narrating. I really enjoyed the book and highly recommend it, but I couldn’t give it five stars, because as enlightened as the author seemed about equality and compassion in the nineties, she fell short on the same issues in today’s world. It’s easy to be on the right side of history in hindsight. I understand that the book was about injustice in the nineties, not today, but I was disappointed to hear her actually speak against animal rights and global warming. I expected her to be more woke to today’s issues.

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Wonderful smart debut

The story of Carmen & Molly- two women brought together in academia during the burgeoning gay rights movement in the 90’s. It is so well written- especially the details about the unethical use of data, the challenges of being a grad student and a woman and a minority in academia- it all rang very true. It involved a bit of a whistle blower case that kept me on the edge of my seat. The only reason it doesn’t get a 5 star from me is that the romance isn’t as fleshed out as the investigation that brings the women together. We have to wait til the end to get a payoff and by then I was left wanting more- where are Carmen and Molly now? Maybe an epilogue!

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Stepping back in time

This is set in the late 90’s and boy does it bring back memories. Awesome student/Professor story. Molly is optimistic and determined to make changes in our society. Carmen is closeted due to her family and profession. Sparks fly as the two have to work together and fight for the truth. Carmen seems so vulnerable and Molly is able to get close to her and I think make her brave. Great story it really gets you involved and Lori Prince does a fantastic job with narrating as always.

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