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Publisher's Summary

In this romantic-comedy novella, the sexiest player in the NFL and a small-town librarian prove that when opposites attract, their chemistry can be game changing.

Simone Thompson wakes up in a Vegas hotel suite to discover three things:

  • Her headache might kill her.
  • The guy spooned behind her isn't some random Vegas hookup...it's James Sumner, the NFL's bad-boy wide-receiver and her twin brother's teammate.
  • There's a ring on her finger - you know...the finger.

As part of a football family, Simone knows all about the game, the good, the bad and the ugly. That's why she joined her brother's trip to Vegas in the first place - to keep an eye on him, not to end up entangled with her crush. Her very out-of-her-league crush.

James has always had the hots for Simone, and now that they're married, he sees an opening to prove to her he's more than just a playboy and that they really do belong together. But if he's really going to win over his bookish princess, he'll need to execute the perfect play....

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About the Creator

G.S. Carr has always enjoyed indulging in her imagination. At a very young age she had a thirst for reading and the many possibilities it helped come alive in her mind's eye. Carr can normally be found locked away with a good book in her home in Charlotte, North Carolina, or traveling the globe to places like India, Bali, Tokyo, or London.

About the Performer

Ryan Kailbourne is an improvisational and stand-up comedian, actor, and voice actor with a combined 15 years as a performer and has narrated five books using 10 different dialects. He trends toward doing impressions and creating characters from real life as well as inventing voices of fictional characters and loves to animate pretty much anything that could possibly have a voice. Kailbourne has professional musical training on the violin and was the concertmaster of his county in western New York State throughout high school and sang in musicals, choir, and swing choir. He enjoys providing his voice in various forms of media, including commercials for IBM, Under Armour, and Footlocker, and hosts events on the Comedy Lounge on Clubhouse. He has produced his own books primarily but also enjoys using his talents as a voice-over artist in the commercial and animated fields.
Kailbourne has aspirations to be on Saturday Night Live, tour the US and the world as a stand-up comedian, and create his own animated shows in collaboration with his talented friends. He is the voice of Derf Flogginton on the YouTube puppet show "Flip and Derf," along with Brett Osborne. He dreamed of being a sports broadcaster as a young man and has always loved Dan Patrick, and has a comforting familiar neutral tone. He can do a mean Nick Offerman impression and a host of others.

About the Performer

Trei ("tree") Taylor is a highly skilled expert vocalist and voice-over talent with a combined 25-plus years of experience, including as a professional singer. Her specialty areas are vocal performance, including jingles, live musical performances, voice narration, audio production, imaging, copywriting, and more. Taylor's professional niches are audiobooks, news narration, commercials, jingles, radio imaging, and e-learning. She is a two-time Amazon Best Selling Audio Narrator, in 2020 for her narration of Narcissistic Mothers: How to Handle a Narcissistic Parent and Recover from CPTSD by Caroline Foster, and in 2019 for Dirty Tactics.

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Well played

I loved it. This book was a bit short. There was room for a full on sport romance comedy but quality novellas is a dying brand so I was glad. Tasteful maybe mild romance, clean language and interesting story line

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Great book.

I loved this book. I would have liked it to be longer. I will be listening to this again.

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Cute short story

If you want a feel good short story this ones for you!Well written and well narration- 10/10👏

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What a perfect little listen!

This book was such a perfect short FREE listen. I loved this story. Character and story development flowed well.

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Great story. Casting ???

I like the story and the female narrator. But the male image (man of color) on the cover is inconsistent with the male narrator’s voice (white man). I found it to be very distracting and took away from the story.

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Great listen!

Really enjoyed this novella and definitely worth the listen. Thank you audible for including this in my membership

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Cute

I enjoyed this little novella. It was completely predictable but just what I needed on sleepless night. I would have enjoyed it more but for the male narration The female narrator was authentically awesome but the male was just wrong he sounds like the narrator from Dragnet. Straight laced, stiff, lacking vocal inflections and just not sexy at all.

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Good book

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How do you know if a mistake is the right thing?

You wake up with a hangover and married, what next? Be true to yourself and each other.

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Beatutifu

This story is beautifully written for a short read, the narrator is very eloquent. I definitely recommend 10|10.

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  • 09-28-21

Clean and Interesting

I loved listening to this book. Simple but fun. I liked the voice swaps.

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  • 08-16-21

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Cute free story, I enjoyed it but I do wish it was longer and didn't end so suddenly

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  • 07-26-22

just ok.

the whole thing is underdeveloped. the story unfolds too quickly to be realistic. No one falls that much in love that quick!

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  • 05-25-22

good

Mildly funny,moderately clean but the ending/characters changing was too rushed & sudden at the end,wouldn't listen a 2nd time but was enjoyable for the most part.

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  • 03-10-22

A nice short read.

I loved the story and the narrator really brought it to life. Definitely worth the read.

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  • AngelM
  • 02-24-22

Short and sweet

I know it was listed as an novella 2hrs, but I wanted just a little bit more. Loved it nevertheless.