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Hyde Johnson is an erotic audiobook performer. A "read by" byline is too plain, and "narrated by" still doesn’t capture what he does. His livelihood is his passion. Performance art, the air he breathes. Which translates to a recluse who is a hot mess.

He’s not eating right, he’s drinking more, and his family’s meddling is making it harder to stay on task.

Being designated the guardian of her young niece Tina is the last thing Gypsy Hartford expected.

But when the State of South Carolina unceremoniously puts Tina in her care, Gypsy accepts it’s time to grow up and stop floating from town to town. Where does she start when she has no degree, no real friends, and no family besides Tina?

A want ad could be the answer to both their conundrums. Or it might open a whole new can of worms. Especially when you throw in a crazed author with an unhealthy obsession for her narrator.

Wanted: Someone to run errands, cook, and handle minor cleaning. Must be quiet and self-starting as I work nights and sleep during the day. Compensation negotiable, including transportation and board. Discretion a must. Only serious inquiries please.

©2020 R.E. Hargrave (P)2020 R.E. Hargrave

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Great story!

This is an audio review, Narrated by Tor Thom and Charley Ongel. This is my first book by R. E. Hargrave and won't be my last. It also was my first audio by Charley, I thought she did a great job bringing Gypsy alive.

This book was so different than your typical romance book out there right now, it was very refreshing to have a different storyline. This book will definitely have you on an emotional rollercoaster.

The only reason I didn't give it a 5 star was because I'm not a fan of stories written in the third person, but the story was written pretty good that it didn't bother me as it does in most books, and I figured out the twist from the beginning. I'm looking forward to other books by Hargrave.

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This is a great story!!!

Hyde is a narrator of erotic books! He’s good at his job, but NOT good at taking care of himself. So his family hires someone to do that for him... and what follows is a story that will make you laugh... make you angry at times.. but you’ll enjoy it!

Tor Thom and Charley Ongel are a great team and this is a good one for them!!!

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Intriguing

R.E. Hargrave is a new author to me although I am familiar with the narrators Tor Thom and Charley Ongel.

This was such a novel story line; Hyde Johnson is an audio book narrator and I have to say it was a blurb that grabbed me. Such is his job he spends most of his time working from home and so has become a bit of a recluse. When his family intervene and suggests he needs some help, Gypsy answers the add. Now that she has guardianship of her niece Tina, she needs to step up and settle down. Could they be able to help one another out?

This was a steamy, quirky, fun story line that I found entertaining and the narrators Tor Thom and Charley Ongel brought Hyde and Gypsy to life for me with their duet narration. The ease of the narration made it an enjoyable listen as this team blend so well together.

The secondary characters made me smile and added an additional layer to my listening pleasure and I will be listening to more books from R.E. Hargrave as soon as time permits.

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Fantastic original story!

Every time I listen to an RE Hargrave book, she impresses me. Always an original story in the romance genre, never following the crowd. This one is the first time I have heard one about an audiobook narrator and I loved it! Hyde has had some difficult times, and with his job as an erotic romance audiobook narrator, he has become a recluse. After all, he never really has to leave his house. But the effects of his quirky behavior has left his home a mess. His family hires him help, and our fun begins. Gypsy has guardianship of her niece Tina. With this responsibility, she has to stop her wandering ways and settle down. Will helping Hyde be the answer? Fun, quirky, funny, touching, steamy, crazy, you name it, Hargrave has melded it into this fantastic listen. I was pulled in and couldn't wait to see the outcome. With a cast of secondary characters that help bring it all to life, it is a must listen!

Tor Thom and Charley Ongel perform this gem in duet narration. This team is one of my favorites, and they bring these characters to life. Each character has been given a voice, each scene perfectly executed and passion is off the charts. Grab this one and give your ears something to enjoy!

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Loved to be Wanted Like that

Tor Thom and Charley Ongle are my favorite narrator pair. Their performances showcase the chemistry and emotions in Hyde and Gypsy. They give life to the characters through their narration and perfectly execute the feelings and the passion of the story.
This is the second or maybe third book I've read/listened to and RE Hargrave is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. Her characters are well-developed and and perfectly flawed but likable. Wanted's characters are so beautifully broken they perfect for each other, if only they would open their eyes to the possibility.
Hyde is a reclusive audiobook narrator living in the shadow of his guilt about his parents' deaths. He doesn't take care of himself and his best friend might be the bottle of vodka in his freezer. Worried about Hyde, his brother and his wife, Zeke and Connie, place a want ad for a live-in housekeeper. Gypsy just happens to overhear them and takes the job. Unfortunately, the ad doesn't get retracted right away and that throws a huge wrench into Hyde and Gypsy's world.
Always the free spirit, Gypsy must suddenly take on the responsibility of her teenage niece, Tina, when Gypsy's sister is suddenly killed. Hoping to give Tina a sense of stability she hopes the job with Hyde will give them both a home and a sense of safety. What neither Hyde nor Gypsy planned on was the chemistry between them, despite the obstacles thrown in their way. Not only do the characters get in their own way on the journey to HEA, outside forces try to drive a wedge between them and for a while it looks as though they will succeed. But in her carefully artful manner, Ms. Hargrave rejoins the couple after a hiatus that could have broken their bond permanently.
I love this writer's style and characters. The pace of the story is perfect and the slow burn and chemistry is perfect for the couple. I heartily recommend this book, in either its written or audio form. and look forward to more from this author.

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Loved this book

This story was a unique romance about a secluded audiobook narrator and a woman who need to step up and be a parent to her niece. Hyde never needs to leave his home and his family hires help for him. Gypsy is desperate to provide a stable life for her niece as he life was falling apart. Could this job be her saving grace, or another failed attempt? The banter between Hyde and Gypsy makes their relationship real. I found myself always rooting for Gypsy. I could not stop listening to the story.

Tor Thom and Charley Ongel are a great narrating team. They bring out the best and the worst of each character. It is easy to follow their narration as they narrate each character with different and consistent voices. Through their narration, I felt as if I was a part of this story and it was a movie in my mind. I enjoyed this amazing narration.

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This was a good book, but some portions seemed a little far fetched. I enjoyed listening to it and the characters were good, just needed a little more oomph for me.

The narrators did a wonderful job, the story just needed a little more in my opinion.