Megan Vandemeer meant to tell her parents about her broken engagement, but a month and a half later she finds herself boarding a plane home to her wedding. Having stretched avoidance to its limits, it's time to come clean - a terrifying prospect since her mother is sure to blame her rather than her cheating, emotionally frigid ex. A couple of drinks and two Dramamine later, Megan finds herself spilling her sob story to the tall, dark, and handsome stranger in the seat next to her. With only one week left to save his business, Josh McMillan boards a plane to Kansas City in a last-ditch effort, leaving the details to chance. An unexpected answer is delivered in the form of the beautiful brunette beside him. Though she's completely loopy, her honesty, openness, and humor charm him. So when she passes out before landing, he helps her off the plane - a good deed that leads to a colossal misunderstanding. Her parents assume that he's her fiancé. In a twist of fate, the mix-up might help Josh save his business, so he plays along, figuring that he can help Megan too. All he has to do is stage a public break-up convincing enough to appease her mother. Josh is only supposed to be a substitute groom, but the more time he and Megan spend together, the more their pretend engagement starts to feel real, and the less they want to break it off. Can a relationship that began as a farce turn into happily ever after?
©2015 Denise Grover Swank (P)2015 Tantor
Great story line, paced really well.
much more romantic than I was expecting it to be. Josh is a honey. Grams is shockingly fabulous.
Such a sweet story if you enjoy light comedy which I do if I have listened to something heavy.
"Enjoyable & Fun Story"
steamy, lighthearted, fun
Megan was my favorite character because she was sweet and kind.
I will say it was funny to me to hear the narrator speak the men's voices (first time I've listened to a book with this), but she did a good job in consistency of all because I could tell from the tone which character was speaking each time.
Yes, I wanted to keep listening and was annoyed life was getting in the way!
I have listened to books before, but not many. After recently signing back up with audible.com, I chose a few books to download and, after looking at the list decided I needed something a bit lighthearted. The Substitute sounded like just the ticket from the description and I wasn't disappointed. I found myself looking for opportunities to listen to the story, I wanted to know what was in store for Megan and Josh, the main characters (and now look forward to book 2!). The Substitute is a steamy, fluffy chicklit book that is perfect for a weekend getaway, rainy day curled up in front of the fire, or just about anytime you want to "read" something simply for fun.
"A sweet, funny read!"
Absolutely loved this book! Megan and Josh are adorable together! All the characters in this book add the perfect amount of everything to the story and what a wild ride it is! Can't wait to read the other books in this series! Knickers and Grams are hilarious!
I've read the Substitute before and loved it. The characters and story line is fantastic. But Shannon bring it's to a whole other level with her voices of the characters. I didn't think Grams could be funnier, but her tell about naked yoga out loud had me laughing so hard I had tears. You will love this book whether it's audio, paper, or ebook.
this book was entertaining. I thought it was a little too unrealistic but it was cute.
This was a very easy listening. The storyline though was a bit unreal but, i liked it anyway.
From the moment they met in the airplane till the lovely ending, it was entertaining and very funny.
Worth the value...
"Audio kept repeating"
Disappointing audio kept repeating chapter 1. Could not get it to move or read another chapter. It was a free trial, but I will not spend money to continue this.
I loved this book. I didn't know what to expect, and was instantly drawn in and totally enjoyed the characters. Josh and "Maggie" were adorable and I loved them from the start. If you want a truly sweet love story, this one is a keeper. Totally worth that one credit.
"An Easy Listen With So Much Sweetness"
This book is for anyone wanting a little sweetness, naughtiness, and happiness. The storyline is very Cinderella-ish. However, it's not just boy rescues girl! A little fantasy at the end of the day is good for everyone's soul. And, the grandma is a hoot!
"I used to like the name Megan"
I didn't enjoy this story. It's completely unrealistic but I can handle that. My biggest issue is that there is not one likable character. The heroine is a doormat, the hero is unethical, mom is a horrible momzilla, dad is a cheating bastard, granny tries to be funny but fails miserably and even Megan's friends are terrible. I couldn't connect with any character and the story felt like it was 5 hours longer than needed. The whole story takes place in 3 days and the book is over 10 hours long. Way too long and drawn out.
The narrator was ok. My only issue is the robotic way she would say the name Megan. And it is repeated a gazillion times throughout the story in the same robotic way. So no, I don't recommend this series at all.
I'm not usually into rom/coms, but this story was both touching and hilarious. The narrator was great, too, except how she pronounced Meghan's name, lol. I liked it so much I just bought the rest of the series!
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