• The Novel Approach

  • Love Between the Pages, Book 1
  • By: Heather Guimond
  • Narrated by: Heather Firth
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (44 ratings)

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The Novel Approach

By: Heather Guimond
Narrated by: Heather Firth
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Publisher's summary

Sometimes the most novel approach to love comes when we least expect it....

A lot can happen at a book convention, but for a conservative romance author like me, things remained fairly predictable.

Until the unofficial king of smut crashed into my life, leaving sparks - and our luggage flying around us.

I had never heard of the illustrious Gage Blackstone, but after two seconds in his presence, my mind was conjuring up scenes that wouldn’t make it into my sweet stories.

He was worldly, gorgeous and his eyes promised naughty things to come. Things I never knew I wanted.

My annoying inner vixen is begging to be set free, but it's going to take a whole lot of charm, wit, and patience from Gage to convince me hand over control.

There’s also the matter of his “super-fan” standing in the way...how far will she go to keep us from going all the way?

This is a book in a series of stand-alone novels, each with a guaranteed HEA or HFN.

©2019 Heather Guimond (P)2019 Heather Guimond

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The Novel Approach

I struggled with this heroine. She’s a 30 something romance author that acts like she’s a Virgin and never seen a naked man before...let alone speak to one.
Out of nowhere she meets hot as hell hero romance author that every woman everywhere is pining for. One stumble into him and he’s head over heels in love with her and will do anything to get her.

The story just comes off really unbelievable and I’m just totally off put but the heroines inner dialogue. I was really hoping to love this story as it’s two romance authors in different genres that come together to write a romance but I just couldn’t get behind this heroine at all.

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Such a Great Story!! Some funny, with a splash of sexy, bit of cute, ending with a HEA! Really what more could you ask for.🤷‍♀️
I so would recommend this book to others and I so will be looking for more books by Heather Guimond.
I also found a new Narrator that I’ll be looking for in future books as well!

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review

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more than a conference

What do you do when you are constantly paired up with someone you cannot or should not stand to be around? Well, at a conference like this, it might just be the push this sweet romance writer needs to shake things up.

Enjoyable read/ listen

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Sweet and Spicy Romance

Stacy is a sweet, naive romance writer and Gage is a sexy, erotic romance writer who meet at a book convention. You will want to listen to what happens next! This was a great book with an awesome narrator.

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Wow,what a fun story!

If you like hot and steamy with laughter thrown in you will love this story. I hated to see it end and looking forward to reading the next book.

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Opposites really do attract!

The Novel Approach is an adorable story about two very different romance authors. Stacy writes "sweet romance"-off page sex and steam. She runs into a hunk of a man at the airport on the way to a romance authors' convention and he turns out to be another author. Gage is one of the top erotica authors! And all this takes place in London to boot!

I love the opposites attract trope because I think it allows the characters to each bring something vital to the relationship. Gage is well versed in sex, but he was a manwhore. Stacy's sweetness and innate vulnerability allows her to be a good balance for Gage. She finally gets to experience the things she has always wondered about with Gage. The chemistry is there between these two but that doesn't mean the journey is smooth! I will say that I have always struggled with man whore characters and Gage is no different. I never completely warmed up to him as a hero because of that. Everyone has a past and all, but it felt like because Gage was a man and wrote erotica, it was somehow acceptable that he'd been with LOTS of women.

Stacy has another author in her genre that she quite dislikes. Oddly, these two sort of bond in a strange way and perhaps forge a new understanding of each other. It was nice to see women repairing their relationship instead of continuing to be catty and vapid. There were some parts of the plot of The Novel Approach that I thought were a bit underdeveloped. There is a LOT going on-you have all the crazy fans there to meet their favorite authors, an assistant that is a bit overbearing, and a crazy stalker.  All of this is great, but I think when there are so many things happening, either the book has to be 500 pages to really flesh everything out, or some things sort of just get resolved in a way that is less than satisfying.

Heather Firth is a new to me narrator and I thought she did a great job! Her performance was enjoyable and her "male voice" was good (I can't handle narrators who try to do the voice of the opposite gender and its bad-it totally pulls me out of the story). She performed The Novel Approach very well and I would certainly listen to her again!

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sweet romance meets mr.steamy

I loved how the two worlds of sweet romance mashed with sexy smut. great characters, well developed. the narrator does an excellent job portraying bot stacy and gage.

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