No matter where she looks, Jasmine Molina's life is hard: her mother passed away, her brother is fighting overseas, and all she has left in the world is a drunken gambling addict for a father, a man who steals her hard-earned tips every time there's a "sure thing" at the track. Behind in her tuition payments and the utility bills, the last thing Jasmine needs is a spoiled-brat rich kid making her life miserable.
Gage Kingsley and his gang of snotty fraternity brothers have painted a target on Jasmine's back, and they take special delight in picking on her daily. But when they show up at her house in the middle of the night to collect an overdue loan from her father, Gage and Jasmine's worlds truly collide.
There's only one way out...accept Gage's offer of marriage, or watch her father die.
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This is a story that I think is most suited to a young adult audience. Though I feel it can be enjoyed by other age groups it is more geared to really young listeners. Maybe over 18 because it does have a lot of sexual content. Though I was happy to listen to it, there were things in the story that I felt were not really quite likely or believable. So I will say it is a fare story and worth reading, but not to my taste.
"Unbelievable From Beginning"
Yes to Meghan Kelly, not so much to Ella Slade
I am not sure. I did not get anything from this one. I always give each book that I listen to a chance.
I have listened and this one is about the same.
No. it needs a complete rewrite.
I got this book via audiobook boom. This book was unbelievable from beginning to end. You know your father will steal and you come home and just lay your money on the dresser in plain sight. then you sleep with someone that you hate just because. So many other things that just did not make the story even remotely believable.
"Unusual contemporary romance"
The plot seemed interesting but some of the details made it quite Unbelievable. There seem to be little chemistry between Jasmine and Cage. She goes from disliking him to accepting to marry him because of a $3,000 debt! In my opinion, getting married does not really translate into being "responsible". There were a series of odd and unusual behavior. People don't usually get blackmailed by someone they dislike and seal the deal immediately by sleeping with them!
The narration was good and brought the story to life. Although, there was little emotion in the voices portrayed.
The conclusion was ok. I don't think the flow of events made sense to me but perhaps some people might think it does.
**This audiobook was provided free of charge in exchange for my honest unbiased opinion**
"Cute but Unrealistic"
Ella Slade is a new author to me. Her story was cute, but unrealistic. It was a very nice listen and the narrator did a fantastic job. I found this story a fun diversion from life. The premise for the story is somewhat "Cinderella" and insta-love. There were some unexpected twists in this book which I enjoyed. I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher, and/or narrator. My review for 4 stars overall is because I found the story unrealistic, not because it wasn't enjoyable.
There were moments I was shocked and there were moments I thought his was steamy but still I enjoyed listening to this. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
"Cute twist on a Cinderella story"
After losing her mother, Jasmine's father turns to gambling to make ends meet, but it only ends in disaster. Gage loves to bully Jasmine in college, and when she discovers that he's actually her father's bookie he decides to make her an offer she can't refuse. I enjoyed watching the two main characters overcome trials and grow close throughout the story. Gage was a huge prick in the beginning, but redeems himself by the end. The narrator does a great job of bringing the characters to life and I enjoyed listening to this story!
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I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone of my friends
The story had potential and I like the narrator, but Gage was such a childish immature spoilt kid, I didn't want him to actually find love. Grow up first before marrying!
"Warning: Do NOT try this at home.. haha"
totally insane plan!
Gage, which surprised me a bit, i tend to prefer the female lead, but Gage goes through a lot of growth during the story and the transformation is amazing to see.
The naughty scene with the cake, so hot!
What do you get when a rich boy blackmails a struggling girl into marrying him? Great chemistry, hot sex, and lots of misunderstandings, that's what.
The story is narrated well, I wasn't a total fan of the male voices, but they weren't bad. It had a good rhythm and it added nicely to a well crafted story.
Note: This book was provided free by the author/narrator/publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.
"Undeveloped, Unrealistic & Unbelievable"
So much potential lost to an undeveloped plot. Where was the angst, the challenge, and the intrigue? Everything happened too easily which made it unbelievable. The premise itself, while interesting, was hinging on unrealistic details. Even if I suspended reality because I was listening to fiction, there were just too many odd actions and unusual reactions. And sadly, a solid beta read could've tightened the plot and made this into a top read because the potential was there.
The narration was ok. My guess is without it, the story rating may have been lower. The narrator didnt use much inflection to bring across the emotion in the voices portrayed. Maybe because there wasn't any drama for her to play into.
This audiobook was provided free in exchange for my honest review. I review for the Guilty Indulgence Review Site.
"Hitched to the Heir"
sure, although I thought the book could've used a little bit better ending.
I have not listened to a book by Ella Slade before so I don't know, sorry.
I thought she was good...although at some points she sounded whinny.
yes...because I thought the ending could've been so much better
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Although I liked the book...I thought that it was slow in places, that the characters were not "real" someone would not just fall on top of someone they hate as quickly as she did. Although I know its just a story, it wasn't realistic at all. :( What happened with Gage's mom? Did she accept the baby in the end? How about her father & brother, how did they feel about her naming the baby after her mother?
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