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Before Girl

Narrated by: Virginia Rose, Jason Clarke
Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)

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Summary

She's the girl next door. He's the guy who's loved her from afar.
They're in for an unexpected tumble into love. 

She'll juggle your balls.
For Stella Allesandro, chaos is good. She's a rising star at a leading sports publicity firm. She's known throughout the industry as the jock whisperer - the one who can tame the baddest of the bad boys in professional sports without losing her signature smile. 

But Cal Hartshorn is an entirely different kind of chaos.
He'll fix your broken heart.
This former Army Ranger and now-famous cardiothoracic surgeon fails at nothing...except talking to a woman he's adored from afar. Whether on the battlefield or operating room, he's exacting, precise, and efficient, but all of that crumbles when Stella is in sight. 

Cal always knows - and gets - what he wants, and now he wants all of her. His forever girl.
But Stella isn't convinced she's anyone's forever.

©2018 Kate Canterbary (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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  • Sin2sea
  • 11-04-19

#manbrick met his mate! Swoon worthy rom com

I want to preface by saying I love everything by Kate Canterbary and have read Before Girl and love it! I also want to say how much I love this audiobook and think that Jason Clarke and Virginia Rose were such great casting for Cal and Stella. Jason really got his growlly down and how much he wants Stella but tried to play nice because she has commitment issues due to past relationships. Virginia is Stella and all her take charge attitude and vulnerability. How she tried to order her life because she is a publicist and is always fighting fire for her clients. Their chemistry is hot AF.

I took a star from the performance because Audible did not do a good job of continuity and making sure that last name were pronounced correctly. Since I have already owned all her previous books and the character is recurring I expect them to get it right or be consistent. If you have never read Before Girl this audio is beautifully done and will make your heart swell and squeeze your heartstring.

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  • 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹
  • 11-04-19

A FLIRTY, FUN, FEEL-GOOD ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ LISTEN

This book proved that there’s absolutely nothing wrong with me!! Nope, I don’t need fixing from my bad boy ways.. from my alpha addictions.. from my fangirling over rowdy randy rock gods or drooling over dominant billionaires. Nope, instead Kate Canterbary gave me Cal - a shy, sweet, unassuming 42 yr old Cardiac Surgeon with a tender heart and who blushes.. and I fictionally fell in love. Despite his age, Cal has a sweet boyish obsession with a woman who runs the same track as him and, for the past eight months, he’s longed and dreamed from afar.

However, that all changes the morning Fate finally decides enough is enough and intervenes.. then running is replaced by flustered first words to each other, apologies, blushes and tentative steps towards more. Unfortunately, feisty Sport Publicist Stella has had her heart damaged by boyfriends one too many times before - so now the 35 yr old only does casual occasional no strings sex with three not-boyfriends. But, when Cal crashes into her life, the impact on both their lives will be monumental, because Cal is perfect for Stella.. even if she can’t see it.. and it’s going to take a wee bit of time, a few hiccups along the way and a broken heart before Stella finally truly gets it.

This book was great - there’s humor, heart and heat.. and a solid wall around Stella’s heart to dismantle.. and who better to fix it than the dishy heart doctor whose bumbling ramblings on their first meet included a marriage proposal! Your heart melts as you cheer him on his quest to penetrate and heal Stella’s sweet but hardened heart. You’re shocked and deliciously happy when you hear this good man has a wicked dirty side too. And your heart bleeds for him when insecurities and unfinished business has him doing the unthinkable. But above all, it’s the stellar performances of Virginia Rose and Jason Clarke (deep breath and sigh.. his voice gets me every time) because they were the perfect fit to bring this story to life, they gave each and every character their own individual voice and brought the light, the laughs, the lust and the love that made this, for me, a solid 5 star listen. And, when this dual POV drama-light love story’s Epilogue finally ended a really enjoyable and entertaining listen, there’s really only one thing left to say:

Worth a credit? Yes definitely.


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  • Valerie
  • 20-04-19

Great story and great narration!

Both narrators did a fantastic job.
One of my favorite audible performances.
I will definitely look for this author, and both narrators for future purchases.

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  • Kristin
  • 13-04-19

Where is the story?

Wanting to have sex is all that is talked about. I prefer a story with a build up. I’m hoping someone will take notice that the books with a storyline that builds up to sex are the best sellers. Please, someone notice.
Hoping to return this.

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