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Too Dangerous

The Lewis Cousins, Book 5
Narrated by: Amy Soakes
Series: The Lewis Cousins, Book 5
Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
3.5 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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Jasmine's a tough, savvy woman who's worked hard to get where she is. Used to being used by men and women, looking to get ahead, she doesn't trust easily when it comes to relationships.
 

Shane's her cousin's best friend from Australia who's been working in Cherry Springs while he gets his Masters. Now that school's out, he's going to have to leave the country.
 

She's always kept him at arm's length, afraid to ignite the passion that sparks whenever he's near.
 

He does everything in his power to remind her of what she's missing.
 

A marriage of convenience will give them both something they want, but when the ruse gets a little too real, will they both come out unscathed?
 

Too Dangerous is the fifth and final book in the Lewis Cousins series by Bethany Lopez.

©2019 Bethany Lopez (P)2019 Bethany Lopez

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Enjoyed the book

This is the first book I've listened to by Bethany Lopez. I really enjoyed the storyline and characters. It was a good standalone, but I'm certain it'd have been better if I had followed the series.

Amy Soakes has not been my favorite narrator. She had a great 40's, 50's, 60's starlet voice or more cartoonish voice. I didn't care for her male voices. After I sped up the playback, it was much better. Her voice just didn't fit with this type of book.

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Jasmine and Shane!

Jasmine is back in her hometown working for the family business and surrounded by her family. She is ready to set down roots but only when it comes to a house and not necessarily when it comes to a man.

Shane is a bartender who Jasmine believes has a way with woman but the only woman he wants is her. What was supposed to be a marriage of convenience to suite both their purposes has started to feel real on Shane’s part but will Jasmine feel the same?

These two are perfect for each other. Shane knew from the beginning that they were meant to be and although Jasmine didn’t realize until it was almost too late she redeemed herself in the end. I received a complimentary copy of the audiobook and thought the narrator did a good job with Jasmine’s voice but would have liked some different tones for the other characters.

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Charming and sweet story with all the best feels!

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The audio for Too Dangerous by Bethany Lopez was charming, a bit angsty and had me wondering how it would all end kind of read! Jasmine Lewis guards her heart fiercely because in the past, she has been used for who she is and who she knows. But guarding it from Shane, a friend of her and her cousins, is getting harder and harder. When they find themselves wanting something they both truly want, but can’t seem to have, will a marriage of convenience solve all their problems or just complicate things more?

I absolutely loved Shane. He was charming, honest, caring and loyal. He wore his heart on his sleeve, especially when it came to Jasmine. Jasmine, because of past hurts, could not get out of her own head and see what was in front of her. Could they find their happily-after-ever together before it was too late?

Narrated by Amy Soakes, Too Dangerous was a quick listen that was sweet, charming and emotional. Though this is part of a series, it can be read as a standalone and I am very excited to go back and listen to the entire series!

Happy listening!

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Is a marriage of convenience too dangerous?

I thoroughly enjoyed this story, Shane an Jazzy were electric from the beginning. I haven't read any of the other books in the series so I don't completely know their past but they had a chemistry that was undeniable.

A marriage of convenience.. dangerous? Maybe. Worth it? Hopefully.

Shane is so hot from the beginning and I just love all the Australian lingo he used throughout the book. It was sexy. Jazzy was very headstrong and hardheaded. I liked the fact that she was independent and had her own money, she wasn't a damsel in distress at all.

This was a good story and I am excited to go and start from the beginning of the series and read the rest of the books to see how the other couples all came to be about.

Now for the 1 star on the performance... so first off I didn't like the fact that Jazzy is suppose to be from America and the narrator had an English accent, that really threw me off. The other issue I had was the fact that her voice was almost whiny. I caught myself being annoyed by the high pitch tone and not paying attention to the story line because the narrators voice was really throwing a kink in it for me. The voices she tried to do for the characters was not very good, at some parts she was doing a male character with a higher pitch than normal. Also she used quite a few English pronunciation of words rather than an American pronunciation which just kept making me go back to the same question of "why does she have an accent if she's American?"

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The final single Lewis cousin meets her match!

If you’ve read the previous books in the series, you know that Jazzy is a spitfire...and that there’s serious chemistry between her and Shane. Jazzy is finally ready to purchase a home and start settling down but the chosen house requires its purchaser to be married! Shane’s work visa is about to expire and he needs help in remaining in the USA. Jazzy proposes to Shane that they get married to solve their problems, he reluctantly agrees. Can they pull off the charade and fool the Lewis family? Will Jazzy admit that she loves Shane before it’s too late?
Great wrap to the series...sad to see the end.
I accepted a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Loyalisa30

This was my first book by Bethany Lopez and I was disappointed by Jazzy’s selfishness( giving all women a bad name) and Shane’s inability to man-up and state exactly what he wanted for their relationship (causing all men to look like wusses). I also think that I would have enjoyed the audiobook better if the narrator wasn’t so terrible.

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Great Read

Too Dangerous: The Lewis Cousins, Book Five was another great read by Bethany Lopez. Jasmine has always been a hard worker that did everything she could to get where she is. She has always been used by both men and women that are looking to get ahead in their lives. Shane has been living in Cherry Springs from Australia while he gets his masters degree. School has ended and he finds himself about to be deported. They have each been attracted to eachother although they never acted upon it. She finds herself in need of a husband in order to achieve a goal that she has set. They agree to a marriage of convenience in order for the both of them to get what they would like. I really enjoyed Jasmine and Shane's story and cant wait to read more by Bethany Lopez.

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  • Delia Chavez
  • 09-26-19

Enjoyed

I liked this book but I wasn't keen on the narrator she made the character sound really whiny. But the story was great I love the chemistry between Jasmine and Shane.