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Publisher's Summary

Gabriel Carter is the biggest, cockiest asshole I've ever met. He's a six-foot-three ex-baseball player with sexy muscles and smoldering looks that turn my body into a traitorous mess.  

Did I mention he's also the reason business at my family's hotel is quickly going down the drain?  

I shouldn't want him, but try explaining that to my body. Especially after he proposes a business deal to me that will be mutually rewarding - both financially and sexually.  

Sleep with the enemy?  

Nah, I'll just marry the bastard instead.

©2018 Michelle A. Valentine and Emily Snow (P)2018 Michelle A. Valentine Books, LLC

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Lighthearted pleasure!

**Free audiobook code received in exchange for an honest review**

Thrust Under was a very enjoyable story with memorable characters, the perfect amount of steamy bits, and low angst. The narrator, Meghan Kelly, did an impressive job with the male voices in the book and really helped bring the story to life. This is a quintessential beach book!!

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  • Bette H
  • @ AudiobookObsession
  • 09-11-18

WooHoo! It is a home run! 4.5 Wonderful Stars!

I’ve enjoyed books from both author before so I thought this would be a hit and it did not disappoint. Really loved the story-line and the main characters Gabe and Maggie who had great chemistry together. This is a sweet story with some hotness and a bit of drama. A great book for a rainy afternoon. I listened to the Audiobook non-stop straight through. The narrator Meghan Kelly is absolutely wonderful, she tells in in a way where the story flows seamlessly from character to character, she does both the female and male voices effortlessly and to perfection. When listening it is hard to believe it is only one narrator.

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This was hot!

Talk about chemistry, the sparks fly between Maggie and Gabriel from their first meeting. They take a while to make it into bed together but that's not due to lack of trying on Gebriel's part. The romance does develop fairly quickly, but it doesn't feel forced.

I really enjoyed the writing, the story is funny, the characters are well done, I would have liked some more angst but overall it was a great read/listen. If you're after a serious story then this isn't for you, but if you;d like something lighthearted and hot then this is right up your alley.

The character voices are well done and I thought the delivery did a good job of conveying emotion, the pacing was also good.

I received a free copy of this book from the author and/or narrator and/or publisher and I voluntarily wrote this honest review.

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Amazing listen!!!

I loved Thrust Under!!! This was a sweet and sexy story of bad boy former sports star and the girl who kinds falls into his life and doesn’t want to like him!!!! The story of the relationship is full of misunderstanding.

I really enjoyed listening to this and I loved Meghan Kelly’s narration! It was my first listen for her but it won’t be my last!!!

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Be careful who you wish for

There's that classic plot device where someone shows up that you want to avoid. So, you grab onto the nearest stranger and hope for the best. The unfortunate tragedy or comedy ensues when that nearest stranger happens to be the one person you were despising, dredging, hoping for, praying for, or some combination of the above. In any case, this makes them worse than the person that you originally wanted to avoid. Then throwing the fact that they are a close competitor and things seem to go from bad to worse. However, as with most fiction worse is not yet begun to describe the depths to which this new situation can sink.

The narrator does a fantastic job as her voice is naturally situated in such a way that it can go from growling or broody male, to high-pitched and hyperactive best female friend, with all the throaty and lusty transitions in between.

Thankfully, unlike most romances, have biological scenes which most of them seem to think a necessity of a good romance novel are less frequent in this story and therefore do not overpower the main plot or leave it as an afterthought. There is even, some hints at unresolved issues or an open and the ending which could leave room for a continuation or sequel which I would be happy to read.

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Insta-Love at its best!

Thrust Under was a super easy and fun listen. It has all the elements that "thrust" you right into the storyline. The authors didn't waste any time with backstory. Nope, instead, you were right along with Maggie as she returns home. She's immediately faced with a dynamic problem that not only has the power to hurt her, but also her parents.

Enter Gabe! Oh, swoon...Gabe is the absolute best. Cocky and perfection, but just the right amounts. A deal is made and that's when the sparks fly.

Valentine and Snow add the perfect mix of angst and chemistry to make this a powerful listen. The quick pace kept me intrigued rooting for Maggie and Gabe.

The narration is spot on pulling out the description of the characters. Highly recommended from HJ Bellus!

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Enjoyable.

What do you do when you find yourself in a compromising position with the enemy? You find yourself locked in to a fake engagement to help not only your family but your enemy as well. The story of Maggie and Gabe at times made me shake my head and laugh and at times yell at them like they could hear me. All in all it was a great book....I just wish some parts could have had more detail and emotion. The narrators were spot on with their interpretation and were completely enjoyable.

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To Love or Not to Love.....That is the Question

What started as a contract for marriage to mutually benefit two people.....for him, to show that he has matured so he can get the financial backing needed to expand his business and for her, so he can financially help her parents and save their family business....actually ends up where both folks truly do love one another. The story line is great and the narration was phenomenal! The narrator has voices for each character, which just gives this book the extra "zing" which makes this book a 5 star.



This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom

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Quick, easy listen.

3.5*

Thrust Under is a quick, easy, sexy little story.
I liked the enemies-to-lovers aspect, as well as the fake relationship that was mutually beneficial for both Maggie and Gabe. There was some fun back and forth as they got to know each other, and an undeniable chemistry between them. Maggie fought the attraction, on principle alone, but as hard as she tried, Gabe was just too irresistible.
Things were a little predictable but didn't detract from me enjoying the story. I was very surpised, though, with Gabe at one point- I found his reaction a little out of charcter and it disappointed me, to be honest. But at least things weren't dragged out, although with a novella there's not much dragging you can do!

I enjoyed Meghan's narration. I liked how she was able to give each of the characters their own distinctive voices, without any of them being over the top. Her male voice/s were very well done. Although you could tell a female speaking the parts, she didn't try to make her voice crazy deep, which can sometimes sound ridiculous. As you listened, especially during chapters in Gabe's pov, you kind of forgot it was a woman doing the narrating and just got lost in the story.
I look forward to finding more books she's narrated.

***I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Short but fun

I enjoyed this book but it was too short for me. I prefer more descriptive books. I gave it a try because of the narrator, Meghan Kelly. She always does a wonderful job. I love listening to her and that she gives personality to each of the characters. Thank you

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  • Nicola J Hardy
  • 09-08-18

brilliant

when Maggie bumps into 'Carter' trying to get away from her annoying ex she doesn't realise he is actually Gabe Carter the reason her family's hotel is failing , but Gabe has a proposal for her which will help save her family's hotel and give his a big cash injection, the catch ? she might just be falling for him
I absolutely loved the chemistry between these two characters and the narrator manages to capture both of them perfectly, can't wait for more from both these authors and the narrator, it was a brilliant story

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  • Garden girl
  • 08-09-18

Hawaii Love Story

This book is well narrated by Meghan Kelly. It is a fairly light, predictable tale which she succeeds in telling with energy and conviction. I feel that there are ingredients here which could have been developed further, but overall, this remains a pleasant listen.