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The Novel Approach

Love Between the Pages, Book 1
Narrated by: Heather Firth
Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
Categories: Fiction, Contemporary
4.5 out of 5 stars (31 ratings)

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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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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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Romance between authors... sweet!

What a fun and entertaining read! I loved the idea of a romance between authors who meet each other at a romance book convention! And you can’t get much more of an opposites attract couple with Stacy Sanders, the sweetheart of sweet romance and as vanilla as they come, and Gage Blackstone, the bad boy of erotic romance who oozes with sexiness. I enjoyed how Stacy came out of her shell around Gage, and her awkwardness lead to some funny moments and truly relatable situations. The mutual attraction between these two was evident from the start, and their budding relationship took off quickly, however not without a hitch… an over-protective PA and a mysterious reader fanatic added a nice balance of drama and suspense. As an avid reader attendee of romance conventions, I enjoyed this author’s point of view, from mishaps with swag and encounters with readers… it makes me wonder all the “real-life” behind the scenes stuff that authors aren’t telling us about! Narrated by the talented Heather Firth, she gives another stellar performance with her remarkable ability to elevate the story with her arsenal of voices for an easy-to-follow and pleasurable listening experience.

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Great Story & Narration🎧 Gage💘Stacy Sweet & Spicy🔥

I thoroughly enjoyed this sweet and delightful story. It is well written and well told with interesting storylines that captivated me from start to end. I adored the two lead characters, both are authors of romance on the opposite end of heat, one writes squeaky clean the other steamy kink. Stacy Sanders “The Sweetheart of Sweet Romance” and Gage Blackstone is the “king of one handed reads”. The two meet while attending a romance convention in London. Stacy has some serious OCD tendencies and is not an outgoing person, Gage was just the opposite. I loved these two together, they were so good for each other. I thought it was great how Gage threw her off balance having her skip some of her OCD routines. I loved how their story played out, from the working together to the hot romance. Will Gage’s ways steer Stacy to the kinkier side of romance? I recommend this enjoyable story, there is never a dull moment with plenty of drama, a touch of angst and a nice twist where the author keeps you wondering and guessing. There is some great romance too. Heather Guimond, thank you for this great story.

I listened to the Audible edition, narrated by the wonderfully talented Heather Firth. She performs the voices for all the characters, giving each their own unique sound making it easy to follow the story and the characters. She is an entertaining storyteller and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for another great listen🎧

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Fun and entertaining

Heather Guimond is a new author to me, although I have listened to a previous book by Heather Firth.
This was a fun listen and Heather Firth did a great job with the narration. I loved this quirky story about Stacy Sanders and Gage Blackstone. I was intrigued by the blurb for this book, and since I am jetting off next week to a book signing, this book seemed to have been dropped into my lap by fate.
While Stacy and Gabe are opposites in life and as authors, she is sweet , romantic and he is a bad boy, they should not be attracted to one another and yet the chemistry between them sizzles.
Heather Guimond wove a story that reeled me in and kept me riveted. There was suspense, drama, humour, spice and so much fun that this book was one I didn’t want to stop listening too. A real little gem and I will certainly be looking at other books from Heather Guimond when time permits.

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When Romance meets Erotica... Literally.

When the squeaky clean good girl of romance falls for the bad boy of erotica you are in for a good time. This is a really enjoyable listen. The narration is great and it’s easy to get lost in the story.

I think Gage Blackstone could seduce the pants off anyone. There is a fun suspense element and a bit of kink. My biggest issue was the heroine’s inner monologue I started to tune out her inner slut 10 references in.

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Cute Love Story Wrote in Words

This is the absolute perfect love story that’s a quick read! Towards the middle it kind leaves you in suspense as to who the stalker is! Narration is spot on! Love the honesty and connection the narrators have!

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I couldn't predict it, Great Listen

I received this audiobook free as an Audiobook Obsession Reviewer, for an honest review. I really liked this audiobook. The author kept the listener/reader guessing throughout the story of who the stalker was. I had my suspicions but couldn't guess it for sure. Nice twist. The romance between Gage and Stacy was adorable. Is there a triangle love affair or not? The narrator did a great job with the characters. Would have loved to have a male voice to enhance the story, but Heather Firth did good with both parts, including the other characters.

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A HEA Destined from the first Meeting

Enter the world of professional authors, airport chaos trying to get to your flight on time, goodie packs for book signing events and the inner workings of the romance world 😊😊
Enter the world where America’s Sweetheart in Romance meets the King of Erotic Fiction.
A story where bodies collide and bonds are made to not be broken.
Meeting fans and authors alike at conventions and book signings where one can improve upon their craft and inspire others via workshops and panels on ways to brand and market yourself and your writing.
At times listening to Heather read the parts of the varied characters the storyline developed quirkiness incorporated into some hilarious scenes being played out,
The thing I loved the most was the familiarity and the way one identifies with the main characters — even the twists we didn’t see coming until they were right in front of us causing an ahhhh makes sense now lmao kinds of moments throughout.

It was an amazing listen I gave it 4 stars overall as there were times I truly didn’t understand the motive behind some of the decisions made between the characters I truly enjoyed the funny moments often recounting the scenes to friends as they asked what I was laughing at lol

Definitely a story I would recommend listening to and one I may listen to again I didn’t want to include spoilers in my review as a lot of the moments were beautiful and I enjoyed discovering them for myself

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Good story

This is my first book by Heather Guimond. Sometimes I'm hesitant about trying authors I've never heard of before, but I was glad I tried her out. This was a cute, fast moving story. There is a little bit of a mystery which was interesting. The author did a good job of keeping you on your toes about "who did it". This is a good girl/bad boy story with a different kind of meet cute. I did like the premise that they are both romance authors. If you are looking for something new then it's worth checking out.

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Love when you least expect it.

I asked to receive this free Audible book and voluntarily wrote this unbiased review. This is the first book I have read by this author, and I totally enjoyed it. Stacy is an introvert that writes clean love stories, while Gage writes erotic love stories. There is definitely hot chemistry between them. This story has suspense, friendship, character growth, comedy, and hot passionate love. I love how Stacy's inner tramp keeps urging her to do what she really wants to do. The character growth and plot development are very good. Stacy and Gage learn that they need to communicate with each other in order to solve their problems. Heather Firth does an outstanding job of portraying the emotions and personalities of the characters. She gives the characters their own voices. I know that the narrator is great when I can just sit back and enjoy the Audible book even though it is not a dual narration. I highly recommend this Audible book. The author and narrator have created a listening pleasure.

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  • Jaime Reynolds
  • 01-01-20

Interesting listen

Heather did a great job with this unique story. I found myself laughing and shaking my head a lot while listening. And the chemistry between the characters is terrific. A first for me by this author but I will definitely look for others.

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  • Julie D (Audio and Book Jewels)
  • 12-26-19

This was a great listen!!

Stacy is a sweet romance writer who keeps to herself, doesn’t make friends easily, and hasn’t been overly adventurous sexually.

Gage is an erotica writer who is well known and is outgoing and adventurous.

When they meet, by chance in a hotel in London and a reader/author convention; there is attraction in both sides. They see each other while there, and Stacy takes him up in his offer to visit him in Vegas.. But Gage has a stalker!! Is it his assistant, who I’d extremely cool to Stacy when they meet? Or is it Stacy’s new friend Alexis??? And can the couple survive this test!?

This was an excellent listen! And Heather Firth is easy to listen to and made these characters believable!

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  • Angiee
  • 11-11-19

Loved this book

I really enjoyed this book. The chemistry between Gage and Sandy is immediate and off the charts. The secondary characters were also good and I can’t wait to read the next book.

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  • Amanda
  • 11-08-19

Wonderful and funny

The story truly made me laugh at times. The characters were really relatable and down to earth. I truly loved listening to this.

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  • Sara
  • 10-16-19

♥️ Sweet ♡ Endearing ♥️

I've never read Heather Guimond but I really enjoyed the storyline behind The Novel Approach. I found the idea of a sweet kind of PG-rated author sitting next to an X-rated erotic author totally adorable!! I found Stacy to be comically naive and Gage was forward and naughty! I found myself giggling quite a bit and smiling through the story. I think the message overall is a good one... live life.

Heather Firth narrated The Novel Approach fabulously! Really? I'd like to know why she isn't narrating more RomComs or sweet and witty romances? She was endearing and I enjoyed her narration a ton!

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  • 🎧Mandy🎧 Sawyer 🎧Audiobook 🎧Obsession🎧 Reviewer🎧
  • 10-16-19

Very enjoyable

I really enjoyed this book. Lots of chemistry between the characters. Heather is great with her narration of this little gem.
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  • serenechaosnyc
  • 09-30-19

fun book, a little repetitive

This story was adorable in general and it makes you wonder... is this what happens during romance book conventions? ☺ Stacy and Gage are on opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to writing romance novels. Gage decides he need to help Stacy live. Overall, I enjoyed getting to know the characters (I liked Stacy’s internal monologue) and their banter led to many chuckles. I thought Stacy’s feelings about romance novels could have been a tongue-in-cheek representation of how some women feel about reading these types of books. Throw in a mini-mystery, some interesting supportive cast and it was an enjoyable book even if a little repetitive (with the steamy parts).

I listened to the audiobook. Heather Firth is a great narrator- good range of voices, nice pacing. She did a great job representing all the characters and making sure the comedic parts were well acted out.

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  • Nina B.
  • 09-18-19

Great concept!

I enjoyed this book. I liked the characters and the concept of the story. Narration was great. I would recommend this book.

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  • Terri D
  • 09-13-19

From sweet to naughty

This is a great listen. This is a new to me author but I will be checking out more of her work for sure. So funny and well written. The story kept my attention from start to finish and had humor, heat, and mystery all wrapped up in one great book.

Stacy is a sweet romance writer and very shy. Gage is an erotica romance writer and all the women want his words to become a reality for them. When these two accidentally meet at a book signing they find they have more in common than they first thought.

I love listening to Heather Firth. She is an automatic yes for me as I have listened and loved lots of books she has narrated. She did a great job with this one as well. Her delivery is perfect, sense of humor is spot on and she makes listening a pleasure.

Loved it and highly recommend it.

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  • PATRICIA
  • 09-09-19

Things you wonder about!

Having gone to several author signings, I have wondered if the sweet, clean writers hang out with the steamier ones. Do they compare plots? Do they read each other's books? This sweet and steamy story gives us the inside look at 2 authors, who meet at a London signing, set next to each other in error. Stacy writes the sweet romances, and Gage the erotic romances. But this does not deter their attraction. I was hooked from the start on this one. It's fun, original and the banter is so amusing! The characters are complete opposite. Stacy, very vanilla and Gage, a little kink give us the chance to see where to different sub-genres take us. Add in a stalker, and the story has a little suspense...and the best is, the person is totally unexpected! I really enjoyed this on. Heather Guimond is new to me, but I will definitely be looking for more of her work.

Heather Firth never ceases to amaze me. Each book she chooses to narrate is perfect for her, giving the characters the personalities they are meant to have. I love her comedic timing and her voice changes are smooth. I look forward to the books she performs and can't wait for more!