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Waiting in the Wings Audiobook

Waiting in the Wings

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Publisher's Summary

If you don't get lost, there's a chance you may never be found.

Jenna McGovern has spent her whole life training for the stage. She's taken dance classes, voice lessons, and even earned her performance degree from one of the most prestigious musical theater programs in the nation. At graduation, she's stunned when a chance audition lands her a prime supporting role in the hottest Broadway touring production in the country. In more exciting news, Jenna discovers acclaimed television star Adrienne Kenyon is headlining the production.

Jenna settles easily in to life on tour and has a promising career laid out in front of her, if only she plays her cards right. She's waited for this opportunity her entire life and will let nothing stand in her way. The one thing she didn't prepare for, however, was Adrienne. Her new costar is talented, beautiful, generous, and the utmost professional. As the two women grow closer onstage and off, they must learn how to fit each other into a demanding lifestyle full of unexpected twists and difficult decisions. But is Jenna ready to sacrifice what she's worked so hard for in exchange for a shot at something much deeper?

©2011 Melissa Brayden (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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    Nicki07 11/01/2015
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    "I found this book very heart warming."

    I do not usually write reviews but I really engaged with this book. loved the characters and really got engrossed in the story. had to read it in one sitting.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Alice 08/06/2015
    Alice 08/06/2015

    I love audio books and listening to them while I draw or paint. They help to level me and take away the stress while drawing.

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    "Romance with insight into Dance and Acting"

    Um, well I wrote a long review. Then it said "pending approval" for 3 days then it disappeared. Censorship? or just bugs. It was a good review, but I wont retype all. From what I can remember, it basically said: great insight into the acting and dance profession which adds a lot of depth. I marked it down slightly because the conflict seemed unchallenged. What I mean is it was founded the main characters not actually speaking their minds when they needed to resolve the conflict of career verses relationship, which of course is resolvable if its important. There are a number of very atmospheric scenes and locations, and I liked the main characters. I recommend it. But would suggest looking at the author's other work first - "How sweet it is". But I have to say I think Melissa Brayden showing is she is a great lesfic author.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Emma 06/12/2016
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    "Fantastic book! Would highly recommended:)"

    I love this book so much I own the digital, hard copy and now audio.
    It makes you laugh at the right times, shocked when your not suspecting it and sad. It is one of my favourite books and wouldn't change a thing.

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    superdupergill Glasgow,Scotland 14/06/2016
    superdupergill Glasgow,Scotland 14/06/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Good first novel."

    I wish I'd realised this book was the first from this author. I'd judged it by the dates on audible and ended up listening to Kiss The Girl first. This story was good, but in comparison to Kiss The Girl you can tell the writing isn't quite as sharp or finessed. Still a fantastic debut, and significantly better than most other lesbian novels I've read.

    I really like the length of these novels, they're reasonably substantial. I was unsure about the characters, I didn't find them as likeable. Jenna seemed very immature and Adrianne quite spoiled. It also felt like they were both sometimes unbelievably stupid or obtuse and completely oblivious to what was going on around them simply to drive the story forward. This didn't feel like an issue in the authors later novel though.

    I wasn't sold on the reader. Her voice was quite raspy and it didn't really fit the characters. It pulled me out of the story a bit.

    This review seems negative and so I want to end by saying that this story is an excellent lesbian rom com. If I'd read it before others from this author I'm sure I'd have been delighted so please, listen or read and then move onto to her other books and I'm sure you'll love them all!

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    Kindle Customer Bristol, UK 17/04/2016
    Kindle Customer Bristol, UK 17/04/2016 Member Since 2015

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    "An accomplished fully engaging story"

    Well researched story of love against odds. Instantly engaging with likeable characters given normal names.
    Apart from being totally unable to imitate an English voice, this is well narrated with perfect tone that is smooth and well suited to the book. I have to admit to avoiding this author, having resigned her books to be as bad as Radclyffe, I bought it after reading the summary, then to my horror saw it was a Brayden book, berating myself for not having checked. I thought I would try it, expecting to hear unfathomable nonsense with ridiculously irritating characters having stupid names with no depth....but shocked I found myself drawn in, pleasantly surprised. This writer seems to have evolved. I couldn't stop listening, bits of humour injected, keeping it light, without detracting from the depth of characters. A thoroughly good book.

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    Titchy Runner 22/09/2015
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    "Brilliant"

    Wonderful characters and written so I felt I knew the characters and could empathise with their stories. Great writer I now own two of her books and can't wait to read more.

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    "Good Story; Well Told."

    With my ever growing cadre of female friends and relatives who practice a more inclusive type of sexuality I appear to be destined to listen to every lesbian fiction book in the Audible library. Three of the main authors of this genre featured thus far are Melissa Brayden, Meghan O'Brien and Georgia Beers. Of these my favorite to this point is Melissa Brayden.
    In this edition girl-on-girl love two actresses; one a product of pushy stage door parents; Adrienne Kinyon. The other Jenna McGovern a college graduate, veteran of summer stock theater. These two ladies have the two leading female roles in a play and a romance blossoms quickly. Well naturally the road to true love must be a long and winding one. The two have a huge disagreement and don't see each other for four years.
    When they're reunited in a millennial ode to St. Elmo's fire they reconnect; but will the two of them be able to overcome their history; leaving the pain of their pasts behind? Yes of course the answer is obvious but the getting there makes for a good listen. All four of the listeners in our group gave this one five stars.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    "Good performance."

    Enjoyed the length and depth of the character building.
    Betsy is a tremendous reader.
    Fun read and I love a good love story.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • aimee
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    "Truly enjoyable, far exceeded my expectations!"

    ADORED the narrator, Betsy Zajko! Storyline was very refeshing and a must for an acting/theatre lover!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Marquee
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    "LOVE IT"

    One of my all time favorite books. Definitely going to be listening to this frequently lol

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ashley
    28/04/16
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    "Wow!"

    I absolutely loved listening to this book!! so many ups and downs that made me not want to quit listening!! highly recommend this book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • MtP
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    "Best Brayden Book Ever"

    I was said to see this one come to an end.... Great story!!! Definitely will hear it again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    23/03/16
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    "Another good read."
    Where does Waiting in the Wings rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is one of my favorites


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Probably Adrienne. It's really hard to say because I liked both characters so much. I think it was because you are pulling for her to find someone to truly love her.


    What does Betsy Zajko bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The intensity of her performance really sold me. She really gets into the character, the voices, and the actions.


    If you could take any character from Waiting in the Wings out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    LOL Maybe Adrienne.....if Jenna was busy.


    Any additional comments?

    Loved this book and loved all of Melissa Brayden's books. You really can't go with any of them.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sandra
    30/01/16
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    "AMAZING!!!!!!"

    I laughed, cried, and just couldn't stop listening. It kept me guessing through out. It was absolutely AMAZING!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mary937
    14/12/15
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    "Love is"

    This my favorite Melissa Brayden book of date. The story was so believable and drew me into a fantasy world of show business. Lesbian love!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Hanna
    10/11/16
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    "A wonderful love story"

    I really loved the journey that was created with the main character and to see her make mistakes and grow up and learn. I truly loved it and will definitely listen to this again!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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