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In this captivating strangers to lovers, standalone romance from USA Today best-selling author, A.M. Madden, Hollywood’s hottest actor meets his dream woman: A free spirit who has no idea who he is.

After personal heartbreak and professional setbacks, Landon Price is running on empty. If he doesn’t take a break from the public eye soon, he’ll risk becoming another cautionary tale in a town that’s full of them. So in between film projects, Landon asks his agent to clear his schedule and then he simply...vanishes. Renting a discreet home on a remote Hawaiian beach for the summer, Landon begins to recharge. And in the process of finding himself, he meets a beautiful, feisty local who challenges everything he thinks he knows.

Zara Jobert has no interest in being a conquest for a cocky playboy from the mainland - even one with undeniable charisma and movie-star good looks. So, she’s pleasantly surprised when the handsome newcomer’s persistent advances mellow into cozy banter and sneakily seductive intimacy. When Landon reveals his true identity, Zara’s hurt that he lied, but she doesn’t care that he’s famous. Unfortunately, not everyone feels the same way. And falling for Landon might come with a heartbreaking choice - between Zara’s old life, and a new love.

Vanishing Act is a contemporary, strangers-to-lovers romance with adult content.

©2020 A.M. Madden (P)2020 A.M. Madden

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A strangers to lovers romance!

This was an engaging opposites attract, slowburn romance.

I love the strangers to lovers trope. It was very refreshing and different.

Landon and Zara clicked from the get go and the chemistry between them was intense and palpable.

The storyline was compelling and the characters were likeable and well fleshed out.

Thomas Locklear performs an amazing audio delivery and narration.
Absolutely loved listening to this!!

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Great Story!! 💜

This was a fantastic slow burn romance with a lot of sexual chemistry between the characters. The storyline was wonderful and I loved the anticipation of what was going to happen. How long would their perfect world last?
The narration was absolutely amazing. Thomas Locklear is fantastic and in my opinion he is one of the best female voices by a male narrator out there.
This book has an HEA. I highly recommend this book.

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Zara and Lance AKA Landon

This is a great story. Very romantic and full of chemistry especially with Spike and Lance...lol I enjoyed this couple coming together and I too love Lances peanut butter crackers. I would recommend this book. The narrator in this story is great, I really thought that I was listening to duet narration.
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smitten with these characters

An amazing read / listen. I think I enjoyed this read more as an audio then I would have traditionally reading as the narrator was spot on! I fell in love with these characters and the accent, pitch changes - just everything made this read for me. The story line was really good - poor, famous rich guy meets secluded island girl and they fall in love but of course life in romance reads are never so simple and life interferes to keep their insecurities from finding their HEA - so the question is, do you focus on what you know if true and important or let the outside world dictate what and how you live your life?!? Loved the flow of this story and again, the characters were amazing thanks to Locklear. I hope to get the chance to listen to more from this duo - if this is any indication I'll be hooked in no time (it may already be too late)!

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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Sweet and fun tropical getaway

Vanishing Act is a wonderful strangers to lovers story set in the beauty of small town Hawaii.

The guy is a big time movie actor trying to get away from the limelight for a while. He wants to figure out what comes next for him career-wise and meets the most adorable dog (and his human). She has no clue who he is and that is refreshing for our hero. She's been sheltered and protected (a little too much so) by her father and just wants to get out there and live.

The narration by Thomas Locklear is wonderful. He does both POVs and as a result it's like a full cast audio play in my earbuds.

I enjoyed this tropical getaway very much.

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Great Book!

This book had such a great story. The narrator done a great job telling the story! Looking forward to listening to the next book by this author.

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Enchanting Love story!

I asked to receive this free Audible review book and wrote this unbiased review. This is a wonderfully captivating love story. Landon, a very famous movie star, is trying to escape the constant lack of privacy. He meets Zara, who has never heard of him, on a very isolated area of a Hawaiian island. The chemistry is instant, however, this will be a slow burn sizzling romance. The A. M. Madden has you cheering them on from the beginning and anxiously awaiting their love making. Landon is the man that most every woman dreams of. The character and plot development are exquisite and heartwarming. These two harbor secrets that could destroy their relationship. They do have support from family members, friends, and a lovable dog. You will be on the edge of your seat wondering if the secrets and a movie star's fame will tear them apart.

Thomas Locklear is an amazing narrator. He does a superb job of portraying the emotions, desires and personalities of these characters, thereby bringing them to life. The characters are given distinctive voices. The narrator makes the love scenes explosively hot and very seductive. They aren't just sex scenes: they are love scenes. He was definitely a pleasure to listen to.

I highly recommend this Audible book! It has all of the components that make an unforgettable love romance.

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Well Done ❤❤

A different story but loved it! Beautiful location! Enjoyed the characters so much that I hated when it ended! Thomas always does a wonderful job bring the story to life! Definitely worth a listen!
I did request this free audiobook and am giving an honest review voluntarily!

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Vanishing Act

I really enjoyed this book. Really enjoyed the connection between the two main characters. I really enjoyed the all male narration. Thomas Locklear did an amazing job.

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Fantastic Story & Narration🎧 Sweet Romance!

I enjoyed everything about this audiobook, from A.M. Madden’s wonderful writing style to the interesting story and characters she created to perfectly casted narrator and his fabulous performance. The story grabbed both my attention and my heart and captivated them straight to the end. The characters are realistic and easy to relate to, I adored the leads, Landon and Zara as well as Marshmallow aka Spike. Landon Price, a well known actor, needs a break it all, against his agents wishes he decides to take a break from the public as soon as his most recent film finishes shooting. His agent wants him to ride on the publicity wave but he needs peace of mind more. He leaves his life behind, telling no one where he will be, in a remote area in Hawaii. He is enjoying the peace and seclusion the beach front cottage brings but when a little dog finds his way to him it brings him to someone else. Zara Jobert, originally from South Africa, her family left there after a tragic incident and her father thought it was safer for the family to leave, they made a new life for themselves in Hawaii. Zara’s over protective father prevented her from branching too far from home, she did not know a lot of what was going on outside her area. When she sees her dog has made a new friend, she has not seen a movie for years so she had no idea how Landon way, even so he was traveling under an alias to prevent any leaks to the paparazzi. He introduces himself as Lance White, the two hit is off right away. He loved that she did not know who he was, this way she could see him as a person not just a famous Hollywood actor. I thought these two were awesome together and for each other. This a sweet romance, two people from different worlds getting to know each other, living in her world is like living in a bubble in the 1980’s minimal technology but it is a great way for Landon to keep off the grid. But things change when she finds out who he really is, she is faced with having to make difficult choices, including one that may tear her family apart. I loved how everything plays out in this book, it nicely plotted with plenty of drama, a touch of angst, some lighthearted and charming moments with Marshmallow, heartfelt moments and an awesome romance. A.M Madden thank you for this wonderful story.

Thomas Locklear is a fabulous narrator and versatile voice artist. He brings these characters to life, gives each their own distinct voice making it easier to follow the characters. He does a great job covering both male and female characters switching roles back and forth flawlessly and with ease. His portrayal of the characters was perfection, sounding just as I pictured them to sound, including Zara’s accent. You could hear how much heart he put into her work as he captures and projects the characters emotions in to his performance, He is an entertaining storyteller and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for another great listen🎧

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  • mangankillarney
  • 07-13-20

Loved

I love the narrator Thomas Locklear, he is brilliant telling this story

This book will make you laugh, smile. Keeps you interested, entertaining, Oh yes romance.

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such heartwarming book

thank you Thomas as always you bring life and light to romance. looking forward to listening to more...

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  • PATRICIA
  • 10-21-20

Romance in Lanai!

When you are famous, it's perfectly normal to vacation under a pseudonym. Landon Price has escaped to Hawaii after wrapping up his latest movie. Little does he know that when he meets Zara, his whole life will change. Neither of these two are looking for love, but fate has another path for them. These two are perfect for each other, and the slow burn of their romance makes it all the sweeter. But there are obstacles and secrets they must face. Is their love strong enough? I love this couple! They had me at Hawaii. In all seriousness, this is the kind of book I really enjoy. It's got a wonderful romance, but there is a story with some body to it. It deals with career issues and family problems all leading up to decisions. It's one of my favorite of AM Madden's stories.

Thomas Locklear brings it all to life with a fantastic narration. He has the perfect voice for the suave Landon. He has a tone in his voice that is seductive and sensual, but also has a caring aspect in it. His voice for Zara holds a confidence with a naivete perfect for her. I enjoyed his performance and look forward to more.

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  • Nina B.
  • 08-20-20

Opposites attract

What a happy story. I loved this book and it’s characters. I wasn’t sure about Zara’s voice at first but it grew on me. Little angst with a HEA. I recommend this book.

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  • ClaireBookyBook
  • 07-28-20

A runaway superstar, whatever could happen :)

A really sweet strangers to lovers story between Landon, the superstar and Zara, the very sheltered normo!

This is a very well developed, low angst tail that will leave you very much in love with a dog called Spike... *cough* Marshmallow!

I really enjoyed the narration, other than a few moments with female character voices

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  • Vanessa Leighton
  • 07-26-20

Beautiful

This was such an enjoyable story, There was plenty of angst heat and chemistry. The narrator helped this story as well he was able to make me feel what the characters were feeling through his inflection and pace.

Will definitely be reading more of this author

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  • Garden girl
  • 07-07-20

Lovely!

I have spent some very happy hours listening to this sweet, romantic story, told stylishly and confidently by Thomas Locklear. He has a wonderfully rich, expressive voice and switches smoothly from character to character. Not entirely sure of the SA accent, but decided I didn't care. 💖💖💖💖💖

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  • Lynne Jolley
  • 06-12-20

Fantastic

What a fantastic love story! I loved Landon/Lance, he’s a dream man!
All the characters were interesting as well as entertaining, this is the best book I’ve read in weeks, and that narration was perfect, I couldn’t have asked for better.

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  • 06-11-20

Very enjoyable

This is a great book. The characters are developed very well. The humour is delightful. I found myself falling in love with Marshmallow/Spike! Written well and Thomas gives a fantastic performance, a very convincing accent!