• Under the Boardwalk

  • The Costas Sisters Series, Book 1
  • By: Carly Phillips
  • Narrated by: Pepper Jackson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (140 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Her twin sister is missing.

When Ariana Costas heard her twin sister, Zoe, had disappeared, Ari left Vermont and returned to her Jersey girl roots to find her. Ari didn’t know what to expect from her search, but danger around every corner, dodging bullets, and a hunk in a leather jacket saving her was not it. 

He thought she was someone else.

Detective Quinn Donovan thought he located Zoe Costas. Beautiful, dark haired and a perfect match to the description he’d been given, he believes he has his lady. Except as it turns out, the gorgeous woman is Zoe’s twin Ariana, the college professor. Suddenly, Quinn’s job is more about trying to protect Ari who is in trouble deeper than the Atlantic at high tide. There’s more at stake than trying to protect her without spilling his well-guarded secrets. 

Will he lose his heart and the girl in the process?

©2020 Karen Drogin (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

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Bad narration I couldnt listen to her

Unfortunately I caanot comment on rthe story.
I left the book after less than 30 seconds listening because of the narration.
I read other book of this authore and they were good!

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good thing this was free

couldn't get past chapter 1. absolute worst narrator. I will be sure to never purchase any books narrated by this person.

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good story. hard to listen

I am having a very difficult time listening to this narrator. monotone. It is so hard to stay focused

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Just okay

I had to skip from chapter 6 to the last three chapters because it was so slow. I might have missed “the good parts “, but somehow I don’t think so. Good premise but poor presentation. The narration was okay, but a bit robotic at times, but better than the story. I am trying to decide if I will listen to Zoe’s story. Okay is the best I can say.

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nice change for Carly Phillips

(Quinn & Ariana): a surprisingly different type of book for CP. I really enjoyed it. First of all, the Costas family had me reliving "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" and I was totally waiting for her to mention putting some Windex on something. 😉🤣. Their shenanigans were hilarious. Ariana is back home after finding out that her twin sister is missing. As soon as she returns, someone is taking shots at her. Quinn is an undercover cop working a case, he just happens to save Ariana. The chemistry is immediate but not just smoldering but conversational and funny. There's a little bit of mystery and a lot of danger involved with the case and Ariana ends up in the center of it. But I love that this is not the only storyline, there's a more important plot about family and belonging. It makes you really think about what you have and appreciate it. It really is a sweet and loving story underneath all of the drama.

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Under the Boardwalk

Overall not a bad story. At times I lost interest felt like story drag on during some chapters! Story narration was average.

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would have been 5 but...

her family wanted her to except them as they were but were dishonest about who they were and only excepted her after she changed to fit in. loved it until then.

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  • Michelle
  • 01-17-22

The character voices were so bad

Couldn’t even finish this book as the character voice of the Greek mother was so bad. It would have been better (and much less distracting) to just read in the narrators normal voice. Don’t mean to trash the narrator but it was just such a turn off and I couldn’t get past it. Story might have been good but I will never know.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-06-22

Just WOW!!

Really captivating story that had great draw to need to finish the book. Really enjoyable

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-15-21

Loved it!!

A great story and read well. Characters really came alive and the writer has managed to bring out various emotions from me as a reader/listener.