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How far would you go to get over a guy?

When Grace Emerson's ex-fiancé starts dating her younger sister, extreme measures are called for. To keep everyone from obsessing about her love life, Grace announces that she's seeing someone. Someone wonderful. Someone handsome. Someone completely made up. Who is this Mr. Right? Someone - exactly unlike her renegade neighbor, Callahan O'Shea. Well, someone with his looks, maybe. His hot body. His knife-sharp sense of humor. His smarts and big heart. Whoa. No. Callahan O'Shea is not her perfect man! Not with his unsavory past. So why does Mr. Wrong feel so - right?

©2009 Kristan Higgins (P)2015 Recorded Books

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A great accident!

I purchased this book by mistake, there is a book about urban legends with the same title. I generally don't buy this type of book, but I loved it. The narrator could not have been better. I have listed to over 1,000 audio books and she is one of the best I have ever heard.

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Excellent Listen

The narrators can make or break a book--Xe Sands does a wonderful narration. Kristan Higgins, I await your next book on Audible--checking every day.

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Very glad I picked up this story!

Too good to be true by Kristan Higgins (Audio Edition)
Narrated by Xe Sands

Callahan O’Shea….. sigh….. what a great leading man. Loved his honest, straightforward approach, his flirty side and pretty much everything else about him. Grace is one lucky lady. I liked her character as well. Yes, she took a lot of guff from her family, and put herself out more than some might. She has spunk though, and goes for what she wants in life, instead of just trying to please her family, which I think is important.

I LOVED how the leads met it was great! You could feel the instant attraction and I couldn't wait to have them in the scenes together again. The fact that this is pretty much a clean/no sex book (it's implied not described) does not detract from the story at all. With Higgins wonderful skills at writing, I still feel the characters chemistry and passion for each other.

As always,with this author, I chuckled often throughout this story felt sadness, and was also shocked a few times. The narrator Xe Sands did a fantastic job.

Very glad I picked up this story!

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Weird

I like some of Kristan Higgins’ books, but they all too often have one thing in common: a spineless heroine. Not just low self esteem. Not just lacking self confidence. Nope; completely spineless. Unbelievably spineless. Like, so lacking in self preservation is is not believable.

The heroine ( it’s written in first person so I can’t remember her name) makes up boyfriends to make herself feel better. From childhood through adulthood, she pretends, telling herself and her family she’s happily involved with wonderful made up men. And of course, her family is awful and she is sweet and kind and loving to them anyway, not only allowing the hurt, but making excuses and sticking around for more. We’re expected to believe her younger sister is so sweet and good that it’s totally okay that she-the younger sister- stole the heroine’s fiancé and everybody is good with it.

I just can’t get behind a character like that. I know, I know, we’re supposed to look for the personal growth, and I tried. I really did. But then when she saw her neighbor, all that came to her mind were thoughts of getting laid. So.. does she still want her ex? Or does she want the sweet make believe boyfriend? Or does she just want sex? I think she’s a little unbalanced. Probably from her bizarre not so loving family.

Please, Ms Higgins, I like your writing style, I like Xe Sands, please give us a heroine who is likable from the outset.

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Pathetic characters

How on earth did a book with such a weak pathetic, belittling, emasculating heroine and a holier than though ex-convict get five stars is beyond me? At least it is Audible Escape and didn’t cost me anything .

XE Sands is fair narrator who has zero clue on how to read anyone over 45 and not make them sound like they are 100 years old. Hang with this 54 year old with a smoking hot 58 year old husband for awhile, especially on an ultra marathon race or watch my hunky man rock climb and I guarantee she would never make our age group sound debilitated and lame.

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Really great listen

I loved the family and the humble attitude of Grace i really loved Callahan alot

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Not Kristan Higgins’s best story

I usually love Kristan Higgins’s books, but had to struggle to finish this one. The main character was dishonest and whiney.

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Not worth the time

Wow, was this awful. Grace is beyond pathetic and reading about her sisters makes me happy I have a brother. An the rest of the family is equally as awful. Talk about judge nasty backstabbing people. If any of my relatives were ike this I would want to be an orphan. Plus, women can live happy fulfilled lives all on their own. Grace reeks of desperation and it is pitiful to listen about it. I don't get how so many people gave this rave reviews. I am a dog lover (terriers in particular), but even the dog was a nasty little fur ball and it kills me to say that!!

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Loved it!!

Thank you for bringing Kristan Higgins' older novels to audio. They are brilliant. I couldn't have enjoyed this couple more!
And as for Xe Sands, she is simply a genius comedic narrator. I could listen to her read the phone book.

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Depressing Until the Happy Ending

The narrator was wonderful. The ending was sweet. The main character came to her senses and grew up towards the end of the book. But until then it was long, drawn out and cringeworthy. Why did I stick it out? The good reviews? Just wanted to hear something different? I really liked the narrator?
Anyway, I do not recommend this book. I’m back to Robyn Carr and Therese Plummer for my escape reading.

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