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The Troublemaker Next Door

Narrated by: Anne Gray
Series: McCauley Brothers, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
4 out of 5 stars (54 ratings)
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This Story Is Seductive

Publisher's Summary

It's been the day from hell for Maddie Gardner. Instead of offering her a promotion, her boss made a pass at her. After she quit, she got dumped by her lukewarm boyfriend. And then when she's in the middle of a foul-mouthed meltdown in her kitchen, she notices her gorgeous green-eyed neighbor standing there.

Flynn McCauley never thought he'd be so cliché as to fall for the girl next door. But when he shows up to fix the sink in Maddie's apartment, he finds himself completely captivated. When a ride home turns into more, Maddie and Flynn decide to keep things strictly causal - that is, until Flynn wants more. But to get it, he'll have to convince Maddie to give him a real shot.

©2014 Marie Harte (P)2017 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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  • 07-04-18

This one could not hold my attention.

There was really nothing here. The narrator's voice did not change at all between characters, this made it very difficult to follow. To me the story was flat, there was A LOT of eye rolling (and not in a good way) sex but not much else. Maybe the book would be better but doubtful. I realized while trying to listen that I'm spoiled by the level of talent found in so much of the narration these days. My advice on this one is to save that credit.

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Sweetheart's Trust

Cute and Funny with some awesome sexy times. I think I responded to it because I identify with Maddie. Though I knew who my father was, I had no relationship with him. My mother did the same thing not getting child support, so growing up was a bit of a struggle. I've never trusted men and its hard for me to ask for help from anyone, just like Maddie.

Though Maddie found a great guy in Colin, I've yet to find someone great.

I'm looking forward to Brody and Abby's story.

I do wish the audio was with both male and female voices.

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5 Googley Eyed Frogs Out Of 5!

This is #01 in the McCauley Brothers Series.

HEA with a continuing storyline.

I recommend reading these in order, because if you listen to one out of order, you will want to go back and start from the beginning anyway. There are 4 brothers, 3 neighbors, and a bonus heroine with tattoos. They are all so intertwined that its practically impossible to separate them.

Content Advisory:
Steam factor on this one is HOT, including lots of dirty talk and sexting! And despite efforts to not curse in front of the kid, there is still lots of cursing.

At the time of this posting, this Audiobook is currently available as part of the Audible Romance Package.

This is the first in the series, but with the exception of a mystery heroine, all players are introduced in this book. The 3 heroines are renting a house from the 4 hero’s parents, which also happens to be next door neighbors to Mike (Hero #4) and his son. 😉

We start with Flynn“not Rider“ McCauley and Maddie Gardner. Seriously, I can’t help but see another famous Flynn talking about his smolder when I hear his character:

Flynn and his brothers own/run a remodeling/refurbishing business, ⁉, from what I can tell. I’m still not quite clear what the company is, but it didn’t distract from the story. They all have their own area of interests which is the most important thing here. Flynn is the Plumber, which is how he first meets the neighbors. He gets to see Maddie’s fiery temper in all its glory, and he is entranced.

Maddie Gardner is a slightly delusional, determined dreamer. Watching her mother struggle as a young single parent has really done a number to her mind. Now the constant wining to “take no charity“ made me want to slap her, shake her, or angrily hug her. I can understand some of her proclivities, but others are just down right stupid. Accepting discounts or referrals is not charity, it’s helping hands.

The epilogue is mostly a set-up for book #2, Brody and Abby. Some may not like that, but it was ok to me since this series is a continuing story line and each leads right into the next.

Overall this hits all the marks. Hot sex, ✔check, naughty dirty talk, ✔check, clever banter, ✔check, witty humor, ✔check. Plus the secondary characters were fantastic. Mike’s son Colin truly steals the show.

Marie Harte has created some great characters. The world building is informative without being overwhelming. This is my first by her and I hope to listen to the rest of the series.

This was also my first listen by Anne Gray. She had a pleasant voice that flowed well. Characters were easier to tell apart when the group was all same gender, but I struggled to do so when in mixed company. Helps to have the ebook if you are struggling with the larger scenes.

The recording was exactly as it should be. Pacing/timing was accurate. No background noises. Sound levels were correct with no need for constant volume changes.

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Loved this book

Wow! This was a new to me author and narrator and I loved every second of this book! The narrator was fantastic! I will definitely find more of this author and narrator!

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4.5 stars

Always great to find a new to me author and narrator that I enjoy so thoroughly. Was a pleasure to listen and I already have the next cued up and ready to listen to it.

I must say that it took me awhile to get into it. I found the beginning just a little confusing for 2 reasons. Thus the reason for 4.5 stars. This book is written in the 3rd person POV. There were moments of dialogue that I found it confusing as to who was speaking. Also, again because of 3rd person...there wasn't a clear 2 main characters that stood out for quite some time. We meet multiple people who we find out are attractive and notice each other....but it's not clear for a bit who this story is ultimately going to be about. Once it does become clear, I was hooked and thoroughly enjoyed it.