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Narrated by: Lacey Gilleran
Series: Up for Grabs, Book 1
Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
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When Flannery’s scholarship disappears, she’ll do whatever it takes to stay in school. Even if it means selling her virginity.

Flannery dreams of a life better than her mother’s. So when her hard-earned scholarship funds get embezzled, there’s no way she’s going home. Even if that means selling her virginity to the highest bidder. 

The only thing holding her back is Cain, her perfect boyfriend who has no idea what it’s like to struggle financially. Finding out the girl he loves is willing to give her virginity away might be too much for even him to get past. 

When the winning bid comes in and Cain finds out, Flannery must convince him that this is her only chance to stay in school otherwise she’ll have to give up her dream. 

Is selling her virginity to a stranger something Cain can forgive, or will doing what it takes to achieve her dream cost her the man she loves?                              

©2016 Heather Young-Nichols (P)2018 Heather Young-Nichols

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Missing

I was gifted this audio.

This is the first audio/book I have listen to from this author. While I enjoyed the concept, if felt a little lacking. I am not sure if reading the story may be better. I am aware some of the story cannot be translated verbally as if you are reading. In the end I was frustrated with the story and did not love it. I did not hate it but would not pick this as an audio to relisten to. I will read the book to see what I missed as I think there is more to it.

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loved it

I loved this story of Flannery and Cain. I could stop listening in the car around the house as I did chores. I didn’t want it to end. I cried and laughed. I felt Flannery and Cain’s pain and joy. I will be buying more of this authors books.

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Great!

This is a great story with great characters. I was a little frustrated with Flannery and her solution to her scholarship problem. But it did help see Cain's maturity and understand his point of view. Listening to the banter and drama and characters made the story so much better. The narrator does a good job of bringing the stories to life. It would have been great to have a second narrator though too!

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Recommended

A terrific story with lots of wonderful quips and comebacks. I love word play humor. Knowing about the conflict right away lent a edge to the story imagining what kind of reception it would get. The loyalty and strong group of friends was just what everyone yearns for. I hope we get to see more of their stories.

Lacey Gilleran did a good job bringing the story to life. The were a few stumbles and blips but nothing overly serious.

I recieved a free Audible copy of this story, at my request, in exchange for a honest review.

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Would you listen to Up for Grabs again? Why?

I love this series. The dynamic between between this friend group is compelling and real. Everyone longs for friends like these. The narrator IS Flannery. She's perfect. So yes, I will listen to Up For Grabs again.

What did you like best about this story?

Easier to ask what I didn't like.

Which character – as performed by Lacey Gilleran – was your favorite?

Even as secondary characters, Kendra and Sam stick out in this book.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Oh, there are some definite cringe-worthy moments when I wanted to smack Flannery.

Any additional comments?

If you enjoy real New Adult Romance, as it started, as it was meant to be, you'll enjoy Up For Grabs.

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Sweet & Witty Read!

Up For Grabs is the first book in this new adult contemporary romance Up For Grabs series as each book follows a different college couple in the series. Supporting character's crossover from each book.

I absolutely love the narrative as this novel is fabulous in audio format along with eformat. The Nararator's pace and tone was perfect.

Flannery Tate's character is compelling, sassy, witty, sarcastic, sagacious and beautiful inside and out. Cain Dorsey is a fabulous book boyfriend. His character is so sweet, kind & thoughtful, charming, sexy as hades, and the perfect book boyfriend.
Up For Grabs is a sweet & sexy witty read that is fabulous. Absolutely love this novel and series. The synopsis caught my eye. The narrative drew me in & kept me captivated until the end. Supporting character's are a mix of fun loving characters that accentuate the narrative. I love this author's writing style as it fits into the genre perfectly. A perfect blend of swoon worthy moments and well detailed building their "world " and relationships with their friends and families. Absolutely highly recommend reading this novel and series as it's sensational.

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  • Tania
  • 02-02-20

It's hot in here.

Wow loved the audiobook it was a lingering on, on the spicy side of the sexual activities. The twists and turns, rollercoaster ride of emotions, with betrayal for the lovely encounter of bliss. But does it last.
The narrator was clearly spoken and easy to understand.

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  • serenechaosnyc
  • 11-25-19

Cute book, get ready to suspend disbelief

I thought this was a cute book and I definitely understand that people do crazy things to try to fix a difficult situation. Flannery wants to stay at school and doesn't have the funds so she wants to sell her virginity. The only issue? She's in a relationship with Cain. The worst part is that Cain was so amazing and sweet, caring and always looking after her. And as someone who absolutely hates cheating (and yes, I define this as a form of cheating), I was a little uncomfortable but hey, I knew this about the book going in. This is where suspended disbelief comes in- it's a romance novel and we know the HEA is coming. So, overall, it was a cute story.

Lacey did a great job with the narration- I listen to my audiobooks at a fast clip (1.5) and it still sounded very natural and she did a good job differentiating between voices. I enjoyed the narration.

I requested and received this audiobook and this is my honest review.