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Bagging Alice (Standalone)

Babes of Brighton, Book 3
Narrated by: Victoria Riley
Series: Babes of Brighton Series, Book 3
Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
Categories: Romance, Romantic Comedy
4.6 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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Summary

Alice is used to taking photographs for a living – not having intimate pictures of herself posted for all the world to see, thanks to a disgruntled ex-boyfriend. Now her clients are cancelling appointments, and she’s almost out of cash. What else could go wrong? Oh yeah, her roommate has scarpered, leaving Alice completely out of luck.  

Enter Tom "man whore" Maddens. Having disappointed his father one time too many, he moves to Brighton, ready for a new start. And where better to begin it than in Alice’s newly-vacant spare room? And if he tries to seduce her at the same time? Well, he’s just living up to his reputation isn’t he?  

But then he didn’t bank on actually falling for her. Will his reputation as a commitment phobe put a stop to any sparks between the pair? Or can Alice put aside her trust issues and take a leap of faith for Tom?

©2018 Laura Barnard (P)2020 Laura Barnard

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Enjoyable chick lit

Just finished listening to the audio version of this book. It is the third book in the series but could be read as a stand alone story too. I loved listening to it, as I did the other two as well. The characters are believable, likeable (mostly) and the story has the right balance of laughter, and sometimes sadness. The narrator told the story well. I would recommend to anyone who loves a good chick lit and wants something that is easy to follow and enjoyable.

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My favorite in the series - great narration!

This was my favourite in the series - I liked the first two, but for some reason I found the protagonists in this installment more relatable. It might be that the author seems to have found a comfortable stride with this group of returning characters, or maybe having by now more background knowledge about each of them just makes them more three dimensional, but in any case I found myself routing for them. Most importantly, at least to this audio book addict, the brilliant narration by Victoria Riley guaranteed an incredibly enjoyable few hours of easy escapism and lighthearted entertainment with a dollop of naughtiness.

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Lovely and heartwarming

I really enjoy this audios they are so heartwarming and fun to listen to and the friend dynamics feel so real. This really reminds me of times with my friends when we just act silly and fall out but we are always crying on each other as saying sorry the next day. This time Alice is stuck with Tom as a roommate and on top of that her jerk of an ex has released revenge porn of her. She is trying hard to save her career and not fall for Toms charms along with putting up with her annoying parents and brother. I loved this story and it left me smiling.

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Another great love story from Laura Barnard!

It took me a while to get used to the narrator's voice (slightly different then I had envisaged) and I wasn't a massive fan of her portrayal of Tom's voice. However, when I settled into it I really enjoyed listening to the third of the Babes of Brighton series. This was my favourite book of the series so far and I really enjoyed the development of Tom's character, who I didn't really like at the start. The audiobook made me laugh aloud (probably more so then if I had been reading it myself) and Alice as a character is hilarious. It definitely wasn't a chore to listen to this audiobook and I would recommend, especially if you want a flirty holiday book!

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A Fab Listen!!

The Brighton Babes are back and I have to give this story five stars as I found myself laughing from the moment the audiobook started. It was just what I needed to lift my mood. I've listened to all three books in the series and all of them were brilliant. This is Alice and, man whore. Tom Maddens story and it is not to be missed. The narrator Victoria Riley was great as Alice, it was like listening to a friend. Alice and Tom are not without their ups and downs and are a very unlikely pair to be coupled you'd have thought. It takes them both a while to realise that they're actually made for each other. Of course, they are joined by the whole gang from the previous stories and I just loved it. The friendship they all have with each other is just great. If you've read or listened to the other two books in the series then you wouldn't want to miss this one.

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Worth a listen

This is worth a listen and at times had me laughing out loud, not only due to the story but also due to the superb narration.

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Very funny with great narration

A really fun, light-hearted romp. Bought to life splendidly by the narrator. (More from her please).

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Hilarious RomCom

Alice Watts is flipping hilarious, her words (she has such a potty mouth), her outlook on life, and her friends. I was outwardly laughing throughout. Then there’s arrogant, smug and annoyingly cute Tom ‘man whore’ Maddens. Gross, obnoxious, yet vulnerable at the same time, he made many decisions that to me were unacceptable, yet true to life. Some you may say are unforgivable, a lot of the things he did were all to forget Alice and his wayward thoughts of her. At the same time he could be so sweet, thoughtful and caring. I spent half my time hating his life choices and the other half loving him. I understand why Alice didn’t stand a chance against him. They both appeared to have got themselves in pickles one way or another, it was certainly entertaining discovering how they were going to fix their messes. Oh, and can I just say the scene with Pickles in the park was hilarious. Great writing, a totally addictive story, and true to life characters. Narrated by new to me Victoria Riley, who did a bang up job of narrating both Alice and Tom.

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loved every minute

Really funny writing. Great narration. Highly recommend. Loved ever minute of it. A top read.

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  • B.McGrath
  • 10-10-20

a laugh a minute

Uproariously funny!! When Tom confronted Alice's ex I thought I'd die laughing. Alice's family were major D bags and disgusting. I had an idea her brother was a dawg. I wanted to throat punch Alice when she put Tom out and took so long to come to her senses!! I voluntarily listened to a free copy of this and am giving an honest review. The narrator did a great job. Loved it.

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  • Jackie Wright
  • 14-08-20

Entertaining fun listen

4.5 Stars for Bagging Alice (Babes of Brighton #3) Audio Review Laura Barnard is relatively new to me and the narrator Victoria Riley is new to me but Brighton is my old stomping ground and I was drawn to a story based in a town I knew so well and I wasn’t disappointed. The narrator did a great job of bring the characters to life and making me feel like I was home in the UK instead of Sydney Australia. Alice’s life has gone down fast thanks to her ex and she now finds herself looking for a roommate and it seems the only candidate is Tom ( Man Whore) Maddens who is also looking for a fresh start. Friends recommend they become Roomies and Alice is not happy about this arrangement but she soon realises this is her only option. They say there is a fine line between love and hate and this couple are certainly walking a fine line when it’s comes to attraction add in sizzling chemistry and a adorable puppy named Pickles you soon have hate turning to love but can Tom convince Alice he is a changed man.... I enjoyed this witty, fun, entertaining audio book and I will certainly be checking out other books in this series.

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  • Daisy
  • 05-08-20

Funny

The narrator did an amazing job. I enjoyed listening to the story and Alice made me laugh through out the story. The only issue I have is that I really couldn't connect with the Tom's character. At the beginning I understood he was meant to be unlikable, but it didn't change for me as the book ended. If not for that issue it would have been a 5 star rating for romance comedy.

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  • Erin Lewis
  • 27-07-20

Enjoyed the story

Although I have read a few books by Laura Barnard, the narrator Victoria Riley is relatively new to me . This is an enemies to lovers story and since I was in Brighton last year, I could easily visualize the scenery ans the places that were talked about. When Alice life begins to implode thanks to a vindictive ex, she has no alternative but to look for someone to share her flat. Tom “Man Whore” Maddens need a fresh start and when he is looking for a place to stay, some mutual friends suggest he shares with Alice. Alice is initially against the idea but once reality sets in, she realises she has no choice and this is when the fun really begins. Despite themselves the chemistry and attraction between Alice and Tom is intense. Add in an adopted puppy called Pickles and there were some humorous situations occurring. I really enjoyed the camaraderie with the secondary characters who were entertaining. Can Tom convince Alice that he is a changed man and that there is more to him than his previously wild ways? As their relationship develops Can Alice and Tom, get through the emotional baggage from their past as well as deal with the issues they are currently facing professionally? Or will Alice’s continued judgement of Tom’s behaviour push him back to his man about town ways? I enjoyed the story line however I could not relate to the narrator at all. I felt that her male voices in particular did not do justice to the story and it distracted me. However, that is just my opinion.

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  • Drifter
  • 20-07-20

A challenging love story!

I asked to receive this free review audible book and wrote this unbiased review. Laura Bernard has written such a realistic love story that covers many of today's issues. Some of the issues addressed are workplace sexual harassment by a female boss, sexual pictures posted on the internet without consent, death and the "what ifs" that follow it, discontent in families, revenge, and building relationships. Tom and Alice did not plan on falling in love but as their relationship develops they find that there will be many pitfalls along the way. The big question they have to answer is whether these challenges will tear them apart or bring them together. Victoria Riley did a brilliant job of portraying the emotions and personalities of these characters. When I get so involved with the story that lack of dual narration isn't an issue, I know that the narrator has done an excellent job. I highly recommend this Audible book.