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Vacation Bride Audiobook

Vacation Bride: Brides of Paradise, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

When Anna Williams lands a spot on the Vacation Bride reality show, she's hoping to give her sick father a break from the Milwaukee winter, not win a rich husband. Which is good, because the hunky maintenance man whose broad shoulders and clear blue eyes have caught her attention is neither rich nor part of the contest, is he?

Chris Andersen was a disinherited resort brat until his uncle's family crashed their private helicopter during an argument over money. Now Chris is a secret billionaire, determined to make the Paradise Resort a success on its own. To pay for improvements, he's hosting his cousin's Internet reality series, Vacation Bride, a show where women compete to win a rich husband. The women are silly and the show's a lot of work, but the publicity seems worth it. At least until Chris finds out he may be entering the contest himself as first prize.

©2016 Vicky Loebel (P)2016 Vicky Loebel

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    A D. 15/12/2016
    A D. 15/12/2016
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    "Feel - good escapism"

    Listening to this book was fascinating. Chris and Anna met and felt an instant connection. Then the reality show got in the way of their budding relationship. Then it appeared sorted and their romance seemed to be moving along in the right direction, at the right pace. Then something upset the balance again and so on. It was alot like watching a yo-yo going up and down, only with interesting twists.

    I liked the characters and found them well suited. The reality show added an element of humour and friction to the story. The HEA was quite satisfying. Overall it was a lovely bit of escapism in a tropical setting, perhaps perfect to inspire a reader to think warm thoughts on a cold winter's day.

    This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Adriana B
    USA
    04/01/17
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    "Enjoyable Contemporary Romance"

    I found this laid back romance to be a breath of fresh air. Just the right amount of drama and romance between two down to earth characters.

    The narrator did a great job bringing the story to life. It was easy to tell who was talking. The story concludes with a HEA. No cliffhangers!!!

    **This audiobook was provided free of charge in exchange for my honest unbiased opinion**

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Crystal Morey
    28/02/17
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    "LOVE LOVE LOVE"
    What did you love best about Vacation Bride?

    The story was an instant "MUST READ" and from the moment i started listening to it i never wanted to stop listening... I hated pausing it... I was like "Darn it.. i must go do something else...but what is going to happen next"


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved how...even though the two main characters each had a secret...they were able to work through it...they... saw both sides of the situation...


    Have you listened to any of Emily Beresford’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I think this is a first for me...she's an excellent story teller


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    So many... I loved the kids sleepover... I loved how main man (Chris) was ..even though he was a billionaire...sort of... he just wanted to be a normal guy ... i loved how the main female (Anna) took her dad with her on the contest... for a vacation for him ...there were so many spots in the story that made a moment for me...


    Any additional comments?

    5 stars to the author... it was an amazing story... keep them coming... this is definitely a great and awesome read for those who love cute and yet passionate romances

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • jean doe
    DFW
    31/12/16
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    "Marriage or Money.."
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    Chris, the male lead, inherits the family fortune and his cousin approaches him with the

    idea of the reality show.

    He reluctantly goes along with the idea.

    Anna, the female lead, has a friend who signed her up for the show and she is chosen.

    From that moment, the competition is a bit humorous with several women willing to just

    about anything to win.

    Overall, a well written enjoyable read.


    Emily Beresford did well with the narration.

    Note:
    "This audio book was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review."

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Tanya M. Spiegel
    Miami, Florida
    26/12/16
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    "Vacation to remember"

    What is not to like? Pretty girl taking care of ailing father gets a chance to go to the tropics from Midwest to recover. Said girl meets a down to earth guy who just happens to be a secret billionaire in hiding from his inheritance. Just a short sweet little story nothing grand or horrific happens. No f bomb every other sentence. No, detailed drawn out sex scenes to steam up your reading glasses. Just a sweet story around the crazy reality show that gets her a place on the island. Narrator was good you could easily tell who was speaking and not for the different characters. Enjoyed a lazy afternoon painting while I listened.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon CustomerBeliever
    17/12/16
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    "Feel Good Romance"

    I got this book via audiobook boom. This was one of those feel good books that help you believe that love conquers all. The humor was very well done and I am sad that Ryan did not get his HEA but he will I am sure. that is the nature of an author. No character left behind. The narration was well done.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • lisa cravens
    11/12/16
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    "Rags to riches in love"
    What made the experience of listening to Vacation Bride the most enjoyable?

    The challenges, and the sweetness between the main characters.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Chris was so great. He was noble and bit grouchy and loving and sweet.


    What about Emily Beresford’s performance did you like?

    She was spot on, and really showcases each characters personality with her performance.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Island of the brides


    Any additional comments?

    I loved how each characters personalities shown through. It was sweet and had some vulnerability and quirky moments. It was entertaining and the reality show aspect brought something different to the way they fall for each other. I received this audiobook from audiobook boom for free for my unbiased review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • dawn
    24/05/17
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    "Sweet Romance"
    Any additional comments?

    I received a free copy of this book and provided a voluntary review. This was a great sweet romance. Loved this story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • KIDSFIRST81
    18/05/17
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    "Vacation Reality Story"

    Anna wins a spot on Vacation Bride but she really doesn't want it...she's in it for the free vacation for her and her father. When she arrives on Virgin Islands she meets a guy and it's instant chemistry.

    Turns out this guy ends up becoming the "bachelor" on the show and Anna has to compete to stay on the show. There are plenty of laughs as the contestants don't hold back trying to win the money and grand prize. secondary characters added to the story without over shadowing Chris and Anna's happily ever after.

    The narration on this book was well done and I would recommend this book to someone looking for a cute romance. The secondary characters added to the story without over shadowing Chris and Anna's happily ever after.


    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher for my unbiased review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tara C.
    Charlotte, NC
    09/05/17
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    "Reality hit"

    Cute book! If you love reality TV shows, like The Bachelor, this book is for you! Anna Williams signs up to be a contestant on Vacation Bride. Her sole motivation is to take her sickly dad on a tropical vacation. She couldn't care less about the show or the bachelor. She gets more than she bargained for!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ashley Hedden
    29/04/17
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    "Great Read"
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    Vacation Bride by Vicky Loebel was a great Read. Anna finds herself on the reality show Vacation Bride. She does it to give her father a vacation, not to gain a rich husband. She meets Chris Anderson and everything changes for her. I loved this book and loved reading Anna and Chris' story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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