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Bentley

Vested Interest Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Maxine Mitchell, John Lane
Series: Vested Interest Series, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

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Summary

Three young men meet in university and form a lifelong friendship. Their pasts dictate the men they are, but their present shapes their future. What happens when these men meet the one person they are destined to be with? Can they fight their feelings and walk away? Or will they each succumb and learn the sweet agony of love? 

Bentley is the leader of the group. He is uptight, formal, and cold. He's rgid and set in his ways, always following the same path. Until the day he stumbles upon her. Emmy brings with her spontaneity and light. The world she lives in is so different from his, yet he cannot control the draw to her. Nor can he explain the way she makes him feel. Happy. Protective. Loved. Contains mature themes.

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Enjoyable

Good story but predictable but still worth a read , the performances brilliant and really brought story to life.

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  • Suzyplums
  • Wallasey, United Kingdom
  • 08-07-19

Enjoyed

story great, performance great but there was just something missing for me.

I listened all the way through but I just was captured.

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Good Story

Another enjoyable listen. Looking forward to Melanie’s next story. John Lane is brilliant with his reading and characters he portrays but I’m afraid Maxine does not suit this series of books, her characters sound too similar, even with other books. As far as the story goes, I’m becoming a fan of Melanie Moreland and her style.

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  • Shannon Cole
  • 11-05-18

FANTASTIC!! A Must Read!!

Melanie Moreland writes an Alpha Male just the way I like them. Bentley is controlling and head strong. He’s all business and comes across as rigid.
But he’s also a gentleman and has a heart full of love.

Emmy is light and carefree. She has a laid back, go with the flow personality, and shines with life.

A chance encounter brings two complete opposites together but they soon find out they’re only different when it comes to their social status. Bentley lives a life of wealth and high class whereas Emmy is counting pennies to make ends meet.

From the outside looking in, they’re all wrong for one another but when they’re together, Emmy brings out the charming, passionate side of Bentley, and he discovers that underneath all those smiles and jokes, Emmy is a girl who is hurting and just wants to be truly loved.

These characters were absolutely beautiful. Their chemistry was intense but they approached their attraction to one another with a slow-burn, one step at a time allowing their bond to strengthen into something powerful and one of a kind.

This story was a page-turner. It’s sweet and sassy, yet there is an underlying suspense that keeps you guessing.

I listened to this on Audiobook and highly enjoyed every minute of it!!!

John Lane was the PERFECT narrator for Bentley. His voice is strong and solid and ridiculously enjoyable.

Maxine Mitchell was the narrator for Emmy and gave a beautiful performance. She’s passionate and emotional. You can feel her connection with Emmy and the story.

These narrators together was the perfect treat. They complimented each other and were on point from beginning to end. Two of my favorite narrators!!!

I devoured this book.
This is going to be a FANTASTIC series.

Highly Recommend.

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  • Rusty
  • 24-08-19

Erotic, Respectful and Funny

First, I was surprised how much I enjoyed a book by the same author that wrote the blatantly misogynistic book The Contract. Hint: I hate macho, arrogant bosses who get off on bullying helpless employees. and who sexually harass women.

Now, Bentley may be one of my favorite male heroes ever; he genuinely likes and respects women, Bentley is a wonderful friend and he treats his female employees as intelligent professionals.

But the star of this novel is definitely Emmy - smart, confident and gutsy. She was not star struck by Bentley's good looks or incredible wealth, but wanted a man who would treasure her.

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  • Cielo
  • 04-08-19

Bentley was completely adorable!!

Loved this book!! At first I thought it was going to be the standard rom-com format, but it quickly evolved into an engrossing love story with humor, suspense, and quirkiness!! I also loved the dynamic between the three guys: Bentley, Aiden and Maddox. They were as close as brothers and tormented each other the same way:)) it was fun listening to their antics!
I will be listening to this one again!

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  • Booklover 876🇯🇲
  • 06-07-19

BAM😉😊

I know you don't like emojis Bentley but it's the emoji era, deal with it😏. Fantastic story, beautifully written and narrated. Love Rigid, Freddie and the rest of the gang. Hardly any angst, lots of humor, good banter, and friendship. It's just a happy family. Add a little danger and mystery to complete it. Will be listening to the rest of the series, I have a vested interest in Aiden and Maddox story. They need their HEA too. Get this book and the others in the series, you will not be disappointed, I've loved every Melanie Moreland book I've ever read.

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  • P1965
  • 25-09-19

great escape

If you like romance, this story is for you! it's a great escape and will make you want more. I've listened from this author before and I wasn't disappoint after listening Bentley. I like alpha male story and hope to listen more from this author. Male narrator was perfect by bringing Bentley to life. Highly recommend!

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  • Teresa White
  • 24-09-19

Good romance and mystery

This was a solid story. Not as steamy as I usually prefer but it was interesting and enjoyable. Narration was great and the characters were interesting and likable.

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  • KRaesMom
  • 20-09-19

I'm going to pass on the rest of the series

Sounds like John O'Hurley reading the J Peterman catalog. Mispronunciations abound. I won't be listening to the rest of the series. I don't give a crap about any of the characters except maybe an obscure side character introduced near the end. Reid the hacker sounds interesting.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-09-19

John Lane gives outstanding performance to Bentley

Great story I found from following my favorite narrator John Lane after listening in Morgans

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  • amtmcm
  • 07-09-19

Bentley is swoon-worthy

Cocky alpha males are so overrated. With or without his wealth, Bentley is a real prince charming: kind, considerate and generous. I wish more authors wrote about heroes like this. Emmy is adorable. I started this book at the gym and hoped no one noticed that I couldn’t stop smiling at Bentley and Emmy’s first conversation. Good story with elements of mystery and danger over Bentley’s business dealings. Side characters add interest and are featured in sequels. Narration is so-so. John Lane reads well, but his gravelly voice is overdone. Even my husband noticed in passing and said he didn’t like the over-dramatic narrator.

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  • A
  • 15-08-19

Great

Truly enjoyed listening to this book !! Happy to have stumbled upon it :) !!