Take the leap.
She's got her feet planted on the ground. He'll teach her to fly.
Jessica, a curvy, driven, neat-freak lawyer is ecstatic when she finally gets her dream job - even though it's taking her away from her hometown. When she meets over-the-top, man-mountain Mikey, a fitness buff and veterinarian with a messy life in all senses of the word, she thinks she just walked into the second-most exciting adventure of her life.
His larger-than-life personality fascinates her, but also shakes the foundations of her quiet, introverted self, knocking her off-kilter. It's a bad idea to let him take her on as a weight-loss client. It's an even worse idea to get involved with him since he's her manwhore roommate...and she's seen him in action.
If they give into their undeniable attraction, is it just a train wreck waiting to happen? Or will their desire fuel a chance at real love?
If you love steamy romance, be sure to check out the fourth standalone in the Giving You series.
©2016 Leslie McAdam (P)2017 Leslie McAdam
I love books , but to save room I now have a kindle. Through Amazon I discovered Audible books, I love murder, mayhem and mystery.
Yes, the way it was performed was different from other stories in this genre. I was right in there with the action.
No, It was a one off. It was a light hearted comedy with some tough issues. I loved Mikey!
When Mikey was given the erotic photos from Jessica
Laugh, sad at times
I listened to it in one go all through the night,
"Insightful and fun"
When I began listening to this book, I did not expect the story to be as mind provoking as it turned out to be. Leslie McAdam has interwoven a romance with real life issues, making you think while you read. The story of Jessica and her life's fight with her weight and how she learned to deal with it was well written and thought provoking. Her decision to move from her family and in with Mikey was life changing. First impression of Mikey..manwhore who loves heavyset women turns out to have secrets and depth. His encouragement and love towards Jessica brought to life that you can't judge a book buy it's cover.These characters are well developed and you can't help but love them.
I especially liked the fact that these two flawed characters were able to work through their problems, both separately and together. This book includes the useful tools of outlets that are available to you when you need help to get through issues like weight or alcoholism. Definite good read.
This is my first listen of a book narrated by Tor Thom and Charley Ongel. This duet narration was well done. I especially loved Tor Thom's voice, I found his narration to include great emotions throughout, from happy to sad, sexy to frustrated. Charley Ongel was also very good, though sometimes I thought she sounded a little young for the character.
"Oh so Good!!!"
This is the first book by Leslie McAdam that I have listened to. I loved this duet narration! Both Tor Thom and Charley Ongel added so much emotion and depth to the story. Being overweight I related Jessica's battle and feelings, although I am much older than she is. Tor Thom's voice was like chocolate to my ears (yes I am dieting while writing this). This is a standalone listen and part of a series. I really enjoyed this book and will look at the others in the series. My review is not a synopsis of the book, but rather my opinion of it. I was voluntarily provided with this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, narrators, and/or publisher. I loved Mikey's attitude to help heal Jessica. The humor in this book was laugh out loud at times. Another endearing feature of this book was the menage of animals that lived with Mikey.
I just finished this audio copy and I absolutely loved it.. Well done. Go Leslie...
"My Two Pennies"
I'm actually giving this story a 4.5, we're faced with serious matters wrapped into a beautiful story. The narration is spot on you will be warm, toasty and turned on listening without a doubt. Tor Thom's voice is just so damn swoon worthy and Charley makes you feel as if you're Jessica, a woman that is self conscious about her weight, yes she is what the doctors consider obese but to those around her she is gorgeous. She does have an issue with using good as her escape for both good and bad events in her life and that just breaks my heart. Mikey is said to be a "man-whore" but there's so much more to this man than meets the eye, Mikey is dealing with his own battles ever single day that will never fade and let him move past. There's an undeniable attraction between these two but stays at a roommate level but for how long?. This was a beautifully written heartfelt and sexy read and I highly recommend you one click your copy. This is my unbiased and voluntary review.
"4.5 The Ground Beneath Our Feet"
Mikey & Jessica
This story was fantastic; it is real and touching and makes you really think.
Books that you can relate to are the best kinds I think. I may not be able to relate to Mikey or what he is going through. But I sure can feel for everything he is dealing with. Him taking responsibility like he does makes me like him a whole heck of a lot. Also totally loved, that he was this big tattoo’s fella who has this incredible heart for animals. Swoon!
Jessica is who I relate to, one she is curvy. CHECK.
She deals with her emotions by over eating. Now that I don’t relate with. But her struggle is something I relate with CHECK.
But herself image, CHECK. That is something a LOT of women deal with and can relate too. We see ourselves or parts of our body that we need to be a shammed of. Who would want to love that, if we can’t love ourselves?
I loved that even though it was a struggle Jessica fights through all the under lying issues. She really wants to get better mentally and physically, even if I personally think her body wasn’t the problem.
I loved that Mikey saw Jessica for who she is and not for the size of her body.
If you have read any of Leslie’s other books … Will is my favorite… I can’t help it, cowboys’ need I say more. LMAO…
But Tor in this audiobook.. SWOON.. That voice.. I am not a blusher, he made me blush! Ok ok .. So I am a blusher but NOT from a voice! That deep, raspy maleness.. Just Yeahhh..
Ok and we need to talk about Charley now… I enjoyed all her female voices. From her Jessica voice, to her mom, to Cherry. Though sometimes the s’s on the end of her words were getting to me.
Loved this book, Read it, Recommend it!
*You don't have to like my review but its 100% my opinion, and I am allowed to have it.*
"A wonderful story and a very sexy narration!!"
The Ground Beneath Our Feet is a wonderful story of two people finding each other and overcoming their personal obstacles. Jessica is very relatable in her personal journey regarding her self image and ways of coping. And Mikey is an over the top man who goes after what he wants..... Which is Jessica!
Now the narration of the book was off the chart sexy and sinful! I think that I have found my new favorite male narrator. I also loved the duel narration through out the book, where the male narrator speaks all male parts and the female narrator speaks all female parts.
I highly recommend this author and both narrators!
"Wonderful Story! Narration is hot as sin."
What an amazing story: brilliant writing, complex characters, unexpected turns, and sizzling narration
The sexting scene! OMG. I listened again and again.
Mikey! I listened last night before bed. I woke up saying "Mikey" in a cold sweat.
The emotional intimacy, esp. when Mikey owned his own vulnerability. Your past does not determine your present.
Candid comment: the voice of the male narrator is simply sinful. SINFUL. If you are listening alone, relaxed, and in the mood, do not be surprised if you find yourself wearing fewer clothes with a smile on your face. I am not saying that was my experience... ;) If it happens to you, you were warned. Big Kiss! Thank you, Leslie, Tor, and Charley.
"Light but enjoyable"
This was a fun audio, light in premise and execution. THE GROUND BENEATH OUR FEET took an overweight heroine with significant confidence and body issues and paired her with a room mate in a new city who was a veterinarian and a fitness trainer. I initially worried that Jessica would be on a journey of focused weight loss with validation coming in being thin. I'm glad to say this didn't happen at all. I don't want to give away the plot but Mikey, the home owner worshipped Jessica's curves and a nice story ensued. I did feel a little loss of traction towards the last 10% but overall I really enjoyed this listen and want to read more by Leslie McAdam.
A significant part of my enjoyment from this book came from the narration. Charley Ongel nailed the character of Jessica, particularly the emotional issues. Tor Thom has a very deep voice and I came to really enjoy his take in Mikey. New narrators to me and I will definitely look at their other work.
"Wonderful story that was funny and inspiring. The characters were deeper than they first appeared and fun. The friendship bonds"
Wonderful story full of beauty and inspiration. The xchgaracters were fun and much deepoer than they first appeared. The friendship bonds were excellent and full of laughs.
"I Loved It"
This is my first book by Leslie McAdams and listening to the audio version narrated by The Thom and Charley Ongel was indeed an experience. Both of them did an excellent job with the story and brought a range of emotions which had me hooked on every word. I really enjoyed it and would recommend this to everyone.
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