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What Would It Take

By: EL Dubois
Narrated by: Sarah Sampino
Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (64 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The first time I saw Saxton Crawford we were in high school. He was the football star and I was just another invisible teenage girl. Now, he is a famous quarterback and the bane of my existence. And by bane, I mean his presence has brought back 10 years of secrets. Ones I'd thought I'd dealt with.

The minute he walks back into my life I become that bumbling teenage girl all over again. I’m not having it! Even if the quarterback only has eyes for me. He's irresistible, too handsome for his own good, cocky, and carrying baggage no one wants.

Saxton Crawford has spent years trying to find his mystery girl. Turns out, I'm that girl. I guess I wasn't invisible after all. Bam! Happily ever after right? Nope, not for me. Not with his demons and mine. It’s going to take every ounce of my will power to resist him.

So, what would it take to get him to leave me alone? Do I want that? Maybe I should be asking myself..."What would it take to win his heart?"

©2019 EL DuBois (P)2019 EL DuBois

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hope y'all love it as much as I do!

southern, sweet, sexy, addictive, everyone needs a Saxton! Sassy Sailor and her friends are hilarious!

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What would it take to get you to listen?

A trailer for this audiobook grabbed my attention and I was immediately hooked! I don't often listen to sports romance, but this book wasn't gratuitously sportsy, it just happened to be part of the story and I absolutely loved it. Sarah Sampino really brought the story to life, it was amazing! I can't wait to hear/read more books by El DuBois and hear more of Sarah's work! ❤

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  • 04-02-19

Feel the smiles!

How adorable is this audiobook?!?! I found Sailor completely endearing. She’s a woman that every single female will relate too! She starts out a bit meek and really shy but she grows into herself. Saxton is the strong jock but where Saxton differs in other high school jocks is Saxton is kind and generous. He’s a soft guy and I really appreciate it. I fell hard for Harley though. I loved her fierce loyalness to Sailor. Andrea is someone I wanted to hurt and I was so happy that someone opened Saxton’s eyes. Anyway, I could talk on that for such a long time as bullying angers me!

The audiobook narration was fabulous! Sarah Sampino put so much emotion into this story. I think my favorite is the joking and playful banter… you can hear it in Sampino’s voice. I also really enjoyed the sweetness of her voice. You can hear the smiles in her words. I love that, hearing people’s smiles is among my favorites!

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One nighter!!!

The story line was great and holds your attention. Definitely has a bit of drama and hold a spot for that mean girl that you wanna punch in the throat from high school lol but over all I loved it and omg mr. Quarterback sounds so sexy and perfect for her...

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THE HEART WANTS WHAT THE HEART WANTS!

Fantastic Story! The characters quickly wove into my emotions making it easy to relate with and cheer from the sidelines. Without spoilers, l can say there is lots of good stuff in here, some surprises l didn't see coming and proof that time makes no difference to the hearts desires. The narrator Sarah Sampino did a great job with all the characters and made them come to life for me. Recommended listening.

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Great Short Story!

This was my first El DuBois's book, and won't be the last. Saxton and Sailor's sweet short story has it all! Funny, Suspenseful, Romantic, and True Love. Sarah Sampino did an amazing job with the narration, with a great quality audio. I enjoyed listening to this audiobook, and totally recommend it.

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Great Story!

I absolutely loved this wonderful romance story. Saxton could be every woman’s book boyfriend!! There’s quite a bit of suspense as you listen along—you’ll be wondering where and when Saxton’s ex will pop up and strike next. Sarah Sampino, the narrator of this story, did an excellent performance! I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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The Most Perfect Short

Narration was spectacular some of the characters had accents and they where expressed as if they where natives, Texas girl myself I should know.

The story is Short and sweet, I felt it was just a clense the palet perfection I was looking for. with swoony romantic moments this is one I would say to check out.

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What Would It Take

A great story! Ten years after a painful situation, Sailor and Sexton are brought back together. What would it take to move past the painful past and all the baggage?

EL Dubois drew me right into this story. So realistic and emotionally charged.

Sarah Sampino blew me away with her performance. A very enjoyable listen!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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  • SS
  • 04-25-19

Super cute

Both the author and narrator are new for me and I really enjoyed the story and narration. Sarah was spot on and did perfect justice to both Saxton and Sailor’s characters and effortlessly performed both male and female characters and their emotions. I feel it’s hard for one narrator to do full justice to all the characters but Sarah really pulled it off. The story was fast paced with some twist and turns and was a perfect weekend listen. Definitely worth listening and I will be checking out more books narrated by Sarah and also by El Dubois.

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  • 04-10-19

An amazingly sweet romance!

I am amazed at how much detail was fit into the, relatively speaking, short time span of this story. The characters were very well developed and relatable. The storyline was well written, with elements of romance, suspense and danger. It offered elements that I'm used to only getting from longer books and it was a wonderful surprise! I would be thrilled to read more by EL Dubois! I can only imagine what this author could do with twice the book length!

Sarah Sampino did a fantastic job narrating this book. Her accents, tone and overall performance bring such life to all her work. She is such a joy to listen to and she makes it so easy to get drawn into the story. She is quickly becoming one of my favorite narrators!

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  • PATRICIA
  • 03-30-19

So good!

I love it when a book has characters that I can relate to. This is my first EL Dubois story and she pulled me in from the start! Sailor is a girl the invisible girl in high school that has the crush on the popular boy, in this case Saxton. Thinking your invisible and actually being under the radar are two different things though as we all know. Years later, the two are thrown together when Saxton is in need of public relations coverage, and Sailor is the woman to do it. Now matured and more confident, she is ready to take on life. But does that include Sax? This second chance at love is a sweet story with a suspenseful twist. I love Sailor. Her personality is one easily related to, just trying to get by and move on with life. I love her tenacity and how she has gotten to know herself. Sax is a great book boyfriend. He is sweet, protective and attentive. Their chemistry is strong and I love how their relationship progresses. The twist in this is not necessarily surprising to me, but I love how it all played out. The strong survived and it was a very satisfying ending! I really enjoyed this story!

A story like this needs a narrator that can provide a younger version of characters and show the maturity as they grow. I love Sarah Sampino, and she gives us that in this story. I love how she can take Sailor from the teenage girl to the adult. With her voice, you can hear how she has matured, gained confidence and grown! I also love her flawless ability to go between characters and her male voices are wonderful. She nails this narration!

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  • Charlotte Paul (Matthews)
  • 07-09-19

Enjoyable

I really enjoyed this book. I found it was a really great book to go running with. It kept me engaged.
I loved how Saxton protects sailor.
There was heartache and laughter.
I felt like I needed more from these guys.
Thank you for an amazing listen.

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  • Mari Garcia
  • 06-13-19

sarah sampino is awesome

This was such a great quick listen. Sailor and Saxton are pretty cute together... The ex was psycho and the narration was on point. I will definitely be listening to this again.

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  • 💜SarahBookNerd💜
  • 06-10-19

a fab listen

i enjoyed listening to this story! it was a great romance story with a little suspense!
loved the southern accents!

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  • bluepits73
  • 06-03-19

Adorable <3

This is a mixture between a second chance romance and a sports romance. The author does a great job giving us an excellent love story with a healthy dose of drama in a shorter package. I thought it was absolutely adorable and well written. Loved the characters and how the author makes their paths cross to spark their second chance at love.

The narration is simply perfect for Saylor and Saxton's relationship. There is just enough emphasis in dramatic moments and variation between character voices. Excellent performance of this adorable romance!

I received a review copy at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review.

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  • JSMITH
  • 05-19-19

What Would It Take...to make it longer!

This was an excellent book with great narration. It kept me stimulated and wanting more. I was surprised that such a short book could be so action packed.

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  • JuttaS
  • 05-06-19

Great story, fab narrator.

I enjoyed this so very much. Sarah Sampino does a brilliant job with the narration.So much so I just got lost in the story but still knowing who was who. Fabulous presentation of the book.

The story is great. I loved the setting and the characters. The main characters are really good, I really felt for them and what was happening. The support characters are really good and back the main characters brilliantly. The twists worked well and I was sad when it ended, I wanted more!

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  • Nicola J Hardy
  • 05-05-19

omg the drama

wow this book had it all , hot sexy quarterback , strong independent women and an evil ex who literally wont stop at anything to get what's hers , I loved how well this story line worked it was engaging and fast paced but u didn't feel like u were missing anything and the narration was second to none ! I highly recommend this audiobook

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  • Cindy
  • 05-01-19

Enjoyable!

I really enjoyed this sweet, second chance love story. Sailor and Saxton met briefly in high school but then didn't see each other again until years later. They were likable and made a great couple who deserved their HEA, but there was Saxton's ex-girlfriend, Andrea, who would do anything to break them apart. Andrea brought lots of drama along with mystery and suspense to the story, which was well written and kept me engaged throughout the whole book.

Sarah Sampino did a great job bringing these characters to life with her flawless narration.

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