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One crumbling house. One exploded truck. And two people who think they can't stand each other.

Arden Weathers. She's a girl on a mission, and that mission most certainly doesn't involve Brody Blastoviak, the hometown hottie who made her college prospects go boom six years ago. 

Brody Blastoviak. He knows better than to stick his you-know-what into crazy. So why is he losing his cookies over Arden Weathers, the uptight chemistry partner who "accidentally" torched his truck back in high school? 

Now, older and wiser, these former classmates are supposedly on the same team - working to restore a crumbling beach house that both of them want to claim as their own. Too bad for Arden, Brody holds not just the deed, but all of the cards and clout, too. 

She's a broke college graduate, while Brody is not only hotter than ever but obnoxiously rich and famous, thanks to Blast Tools, a rags-to-riches brotherly venture. It's all so stupidly unfair, especially when Arden makes an appalling discovery. Turns out, she's not nearly as immune to her enemy's charms as she thought.

And Brody? Let's just say, this tool-toting billionaire is reluctantly learning that the girl of his nightmares just might be the girl of his dreams.

This enemies-to-lovers romance is a fun, full-length billionaire romantic comedy with a guaranteed happily-ever-after!

©2020 Sabrina Stark (P)2020 Sabrina Stark

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Awesome Story & Narration🎧 A Blast of a RomCom💘

Wow, this book is one angsty and comical ride and I loved every minute of it. Sabrina Stark is a gifted author, I enjoyed her writing style, she created interesting storylines that were captivating from start to end. I liked how she lightened up her angsty enemies to lovers romance with comedy, a perfect blend of tropes and not an easy task to pull off but she nailed it. The well developed characters are realistic, easy to relate to and connect with. I adored both lead characters, Arden Weathers and Brody Blastoviak. Arden Weathers finishes college and returns back to what she thinks is her grandmothers home. Turns out it was recently sold and to none other than the one who caused her problems in H.S, ones that cost her more than he knew. Brody and his brothers have come a long way in the years she was away at college, they have a successful remodeling business and their own reality TV show featuring them and the homes they work on. When Brody catches her showering in what is now his house he does not know what to think. It does not take long to figure out who she is but he still not quite sure why she was there. OMG, the chemistry between these two is undeniable, well to everyone but themselves. Even the person filming the show saw it and offered her a job as a consultant just for the sake of adding drama to the show. Some of Arden’s antics were hysterical at times, her naivety was a bit unsettling at times as was much trust she put in her cousin. regardless of that I was rooting for her all the way. And for Brody to get his butt out of his head, those Blastoviaks are tough cookies life sure has hardened them. But it was good to see they still had a heart. I loved how everything plays out in this book, the story is cleverly plotted with plenty of drama, angst, humor, some heartfelt and emotional moments and a fabulous on the slow burn side of a romance. Sabrina Stark, thank you for this wonderful story and emotional rollercoaster ride. I am looking forward to what comes next in this Blast of a series.

🎧📚🎧And for the fabulous narration, Connor Brown and Stephanie Rose are talented narrators and voice artists. They did an awesome job portraying the characters, giving each their own distinct voice making it easy to follow along and tell who is who. They grasped each characters’ persona and sounded just as I pictured them to sound. Stephanie Rose played the perfect Arden and Connor Brown did the same for Brody. Both were great with the secondary characters as well. They also captured the characters emotions and projected them into their performance. They are entertaining storytellers and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you the awesome listen.

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5 EXPLOSIVE STARS ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

5 EXPLOSIVE STARS ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

BOOM (BOOK 1)
BLAST BROTHERS SERIES
WRITTEN BY SABRINA STARK
NARRATED BY STEPHANIE ROSE & CONNOR BROWN


This is a fabulous book that will definitely have you smiling. An enemy to lovers romance about Arden and Brody who reconnect after six years, having attended high school together they share an explosive moment that resulted in them becoming enemies. When Arden returns home after six years the home, her grandparent owned, the only home she could call home has been sold! Her cousin isn't answering her calls and she finds out the person who now owns her grandparents home is none other than her enemy from high school Brody who with his brothers own a renovation company who have their own TV show. There is still no love loss between them, and Brody now has something she wants, so is more determined than ever to save her grandparents home doing whatever it takes… Even clean up the yard for him. When the TV crew show up, they witness the angst behaviour between Arden and Brody that would make excellent TV so offer Arden a consulting job on the show now they are stuck working together and with all the pent-up angst between these two can only lead to some more explosive chemistry which makes for excellent moments in this book. This was a really good book. I loved the chemistry these two had however there are some secrets revealed that will lead into the next book called Bang which I am looking forward to listening to.

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Arden and Brody!

Arden was raised by her grandparents so the home that they owned holds a special place in her heart. When they passed away, she became a 50% owner and has been paying her cousin for the upkeep however she is in for a nasty shock when she returns home from college. The house she loved has not only been sold but is also being renovated for a television show and if that isn’t distressing enough the new owner is also her enemy from high school.

Brody appears to be living the perfect life, but appearances can be deceiving. He has created a successful career for himself by starring in a television show that renovates homes but when his world and Arden’s collide all the disdain and pain from high school resurfaces with a vengeance. If that isn’t bad enough, they now find themselves working together on the show, let the battle begin!

It is only a matter of time before the sparks of animosity turn into sparks of a different nature but with the misunderstanding of the past and the challenges of the present things are about to become complicated. The interactions between them were both humorous and hot, there is so much more to the characters that first appears, and the story still has an emotional pull. I listed to an audio copy of the book and thought they did a great job of ensuring the listener felt what the characters were feeling. 🎧Audiobook Obsession

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Enemies-To-Lovers Romantic Comedy

Boom by Sabrina Stark is an enemies-to-lovers romantic comedy that I listened to on audio narrated by Connor Brown and Stephanie Rose. This is this first book in the Blast Brothers trilogy and can be read as a stand-alone.

This is the first book of Sabrina’s that I have read and it definitely won’t be my last. I was hooked from the very beginning and couldn’t wait to see what was going to happen next. I loved the chemistry between Arden and Brody. I can’t wait to listen to the next book in the series Bang so I can get Mason and Cami’s story.

Connor and Stephanie did an amazing job on the narration. They both really know how to bring a story to life. I can’t wait to listen to more of their work in the future.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves enemies-to-lovers romance, romantic comedies, or billionaire romances.



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Boom

Perfection! There really is no other way to describe this book. It had me laughing and screaming when they started acting stupid through he whole book which is what makes it so great. I was so invested in these characters and wanting them to find their happy endings that I was cheering for them all the way until the end. I can’t wait to see which brother falls next in this series!

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Loved it!

OK after that spoiler alert I just need to say how much fun this audio has been. Arden and her Brooding Brody make the perfect hate to love story, and add in my favourite, a make over show, and this is a total winner for me. Stephanie Rose and Connor Brown succeed in bringing out the warmth and humour in the story. Their narration is varied in tone and completely listenable. 💗💗💗💗💗

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Fun rom com

I have to admit that initially, I was concerned that I wouldn't like the heroine- the story starts with Arden trespassing in her childhood home. It was sold (not to her) and when Brody found her, instead of being sorry, she was actually really combative. I also didn't like how Brody treated the meeting. In fact, they are enemies from high school (a few miscommunications etc) and the anger drives their first few meetings. As Arden has to start working with Brody, who is a home restoration whiz and TV star (and in fact, his brothers and he are rich and famous because of it), they begin to get closer. There are many many miscommunications and issues with omissions throughout this book which provides some humor and some of angst keeping the couple apart. But overall, I really enjoyed their growth although I thought the end was a little abrupt.

Connor Brown and Stephanie Rose were fantastic. These two are new to me narrators but I really enjoyed their reading and felt that their voices were perfect for the characters. They did a great job instilling the narration with humor as well as enough gravity for the specific situation. I look forward to listening to more stories by them.

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Stand alone story but first in series

Boom is an excellent story. I loved how the title ties in to the history between Arden and Brody. The premise was great and the characters were fun. Sabrina Stark used intermittent flashback scenes in exactly the right way, not to bring up events for the first time (which I dislike), but to add dimension to the characters and illustrate how assumptions can color your perspective and have lasting effects. I actually prefer lower angst stories, but the first half of the book roped me in. I was so invested in the characters that I held out through the roller coaster ride of emotions to make it to the end. After the long rollercoaster, the ending seemed a tiny bit abrupt.

Boom has all the feels, so it's perfect for people who like stories with a decent amount of angst. That's not normally me at all, but I'm still glad I listened to it and I would do it again, so rom com fans who like home renovation shows and enemies to lovers stories should give it a try too. It is a stand alone, but I'm looking forward to listening to more of the series.

I listened to the audio version. Connor Brown and Stephanie Rose were both new narrators for me, but I enjoyed their performances and would listen to both of them again. I'm certain that I liked the story even better because I listened to it and the audio added to the experience.

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Brody & Arden!

Arden is newly graduated and goes home to start her new life to find that her home has been sold. And if that isn't bad enough, the person who bought it is her nemesis from high school! Brody, her old lab partner, is going to renovate the house and with Arden under foot and under his skin, things are a little crazy. But he is liking crazy. Will these two find that they were meant to be? This enemies to lovers romcom has a little bit of everything. It's like an HGTV show with a sizzling romance and humor! I love Arden! She never gives up and knows what she wants. Brody is much more complex than he appears. And getting to know the rest of the Blastoviak brothers is just a plus! The secondary characters also bring humor and excitement to the story. I look forward to getting to know the next of the family!

Stephanie Rose and Connor Brown are cast well for these roles! Comedic timing
is spot on, and these two are wonderful at brining Arden and Brody alive. Each finding the heart of their characters, it's a listen that is easy to hear all their emotions. I enjoyed this audio and can't wait for more.

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Laugh your socks off!

This light hearted rom-com will have you in stitches!
High school lab partners who were anything but friends. Each had misunderstood the other’s family position. Now he’s a wealthy businessman, with a home renovation TV show, and she’s a recent college grad without a job. The only thing that they have in common is her grandparents home that he has bought from her cousin. Add in a jealous, witchy TV producer and lots of miscommunication...or no communication...and you have a recipe for a story that will keep you invested to the end. Great performance by the narration team lends to the different characters. Highly recommend this book.

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  • R Forrest
  • 11-12-20

Ahhhh! I love this!

Having read the paper book I was beyond excited to learn this was available on audible. This story has everything, it’s the perfect read. Enemies to lovers without the cruelty that usually goes along, but all of the angst! Crazy sexual chemistry, and swiping smexy times, but not so many that we lose the actual plot. Bantering back and forth, our heroine is no doormat! An amazing grovel from the hero when they inevitably have a falling out over secrets kept. The narration is on point, they were chosen well. Bothe the male and female were able to switch characters easily. Definitely give this one a try, it was worth the credit (I’ll be adding it to my favorites).

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  • 15-12-20

Bringing a Story to Life!

What starts out as one kind of chemistry gone wrong and another BOOM of epic proportions, then that leads to a whole other kind of chemistry when Brody and Arden come face to face after being not so much friends in high school. Brody and his brothers came from nothing and created an empire. Starting a tool company, that turns into a home improvement business and eventually one of the hottest shows on TV. The story is told in past and present, and as always Sabrina gives us amazing attention to detail. this book is fun, and romantic with some great characters. I love the banter that goes on. Of course we get drama and misunderstandings that send Arden running and Brody chasing. Stephanie and Connor did a great job bringing life into these characters.

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  • S. Cole
  • 02-03-21

Boom

Boom is the first book in the Blast brothers series. Sabrina Stark is a new author to me. I really enjoyed listening to this book. It is a enemies to lovers book. Ardin and Brodie had a very rocky start due to there not so great high school experience. They both were holding grudges from the past. Through the ups, downs, and curveballs they ended with HEA. Stephanie and Connor did an amazing job narrating. Can't wait to start book 2!

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  • 28-02-21

Boom

Boom is the first book in the Blast Brothers series. This book is told from dual points of view from Arden Weathers and Brody Blastoviak. They were former classmates in high school and something happened between them that change the course of both of their lives, and they each blamed each other.

Now six years later she is on a mission to get her grandparent's house back. She learns that Brody bought it to fix it up for his tv show he and his brothers host. One of the main people who do the show offered Arden a job as a consultant on the house.

Through out the book it sometimes goes back to the past so we can see what happened between the two and why they hate each other. We learn a lot about each character, and how they thought the other's life was different than what it really was like.

They start to have feelings for each other, but then the past comes back up. Can they learn each other's pasts and learn to forgive the other. Or will it tear them apart for good?

I really enjoyed the first story in the series, and can't wait to listen to the next brother's story.

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  • 23-02-21

Enemies-To-Lovers Romantic Comedy

Boom by Sabrina Stark is an enemies-to-lovers romantic comedy that I listened to on audio narrated by Connor Brown and Stephanie Rose. This is this first book in the Blast Brothers trilogy and can be read as a stand-alone.

This is the first book of Sabrina’s that I have read and it definitely won’t be my last. I was hooked from the very beginning and couldn’t wait to see what was going to happen next. I loved the chemistry between Arden and Brody. I can’t wait to listen to the next book in the series Bang so I can get Mason and Cami’s story.

Connor and Stephanie did an amazing job on the narration. They both really know how to bring a story to life. I can’t wait to listen to more of their work in the future.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves enemies-to-lovers romance, romantic comedies, or billionaire romances.



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  • 22-02-21

Boom

Perfection! There really is no other way to describe this book. It had me laughing and screaming when they started acting stupid through he whole book which is what makes it so great. I was so invested in these characters and wanting them to find their happy endings that I was cheering for them all the way until the end. I can’t wait to see which brother falls next in this series!

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  • Trisha C.
  • 22-02-21

fun listen

Arden is strong ,sarcastic and driven. Nothing stands in her way when she decides to do something. But this time the person in her way is, none other, than Brody Blastoviak, her high school nemesis. Brody is a hot, home remodeler tv sensation. His next project is non other, than Arden's grandparents rundown beach home. She can't believe he stole the house right from under her.
A lot of chaos,/miscommunication, and laugh out loud moments. The underlying hatred for each other slowly changes to friends then lovers.
Connor Brown and Stephanie Rose brings life and joy to this audio! I enjoyed listening to this story.
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  • Isha Coleman
  • 22-02-21

Never have I ever known I could laugh so hard.

Never have I ever known I could laugh so hard. Brody and Arden leave a lasting impression on the heart with their humorous antics. Stark lightens the mood with a over the top, love- hate romance that will knock you off your feet.

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  • PradaInPink
  • 22-02-21

Amazing

I loved this book! The characters were wonderful, the narrators were fantastic, the whole thing was awesome. If I have to make an critique it would be that some points were a bit unbelievable with the grunge holding and the misunderstandings but I *try* to let those things go since it’s ya know fiction. Can’t wait doe the next one!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 21-02-21

4.5 Stars

This was the first book I've read/listened to by Sabrina Stark. I often do not like RomCom, but this was a true exception. Okay, there were times I rolled my eyes, was completely frustrated with the lack of communication, and I think the sentences were written in short, choppy dialog. Since I do not have the book I'm unsure about that. BUT I could not pause the audio and was completely frustrated when there were interruptions. I laughed (out loud), groaned, and cried big tears ready to bawl crying. I LOVED this audiobook!

Stephanie Rose and Conner Brown are excellent narrators! Their voices are easy to listen to for a long period of time. I truly think the short, choppy narration was the way it was written. It took me awhile to get accustomed to it, but was soon pull into the story as it ran like a movie in my head.

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