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Breaking Character

Narrated by: Angela Dawe
Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
Categories: Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
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Summary

Life has become a farcical mess for icy British A-lister Elizabeth Thornton. America's most-hated villain stars in a top-rated TV medical drama that she hates. Now, she's been romantically linked to her perky, new co-star, Summer, due to the young woman's clumsiness. As a closeted actress, that's the last thing Elizabeth needs. If she could just get her dream movie role, life would be so much better. The only problem is that the eccentric French film-maker offering it insists on meeting her "girlfriend", Summer, first. 

Summer Hayes is devastated when her co-star shuns her for accidentally sparking rumors that they're lovers. Now the so-called British Bitch has the audacity to ask Summer to pretend to be her girlfriend to get her a role? Elizabeth doesn't even like Summer! Oh, how she'd love to tell her no. And Summer definitely would if it wasn't for the fact she's maybe a tiny bit in love with the impossible woman. 

Contains mature themes.

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Fabulous

Wonderful book. Great storyline with fully rounders, believable characters.

I loved the ‘slow burn’ of the developing romance and the added bonus of fake girlfriend.

The sex scenes were great.

Angela Dawe deserves special mention. The narration of a book an make or break it. Angela Dawe makes this book. Her narration is wonderful - eg - different and distinctive voices for the characters. Her English accent wasn’t half bad! Her voice has a lovely cadence and timbre to it.

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loved it!

yet another of Winters stories that draw you in, never wanted it to end. Will be listening again soon.

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My first Lee Winter experience

I bought this with a bit of trepidation, since most lesbian fiction tends to fall on the cringe side. However after reading some reviews I decided to give it a go and I am so glad I did. The characters are so full and addictive, the development of the relationship between Elizabeth and Summer is absolutely superb. I finished this within days and I am off to indulge myself in the works of Lee Winter.

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yassss

listened to it in one day
I loved it soo much ugh.
it rocked me

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truly amazing

great story with characters that are very endearing. spend an evening or 5 with these lovely people. you wont regret it.

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<br />loved it

I loved this book from start to finish. great narration and story. only complaint is that it ended!

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A very engaging story.

A thoroughly entertaining story , reads by an excellent narrator. Highly recommended. I will be looking out for more by this author.

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Couldn't get enough

The combination of Winter's exquisite writing and Dawe's delightful performance results in an audiobook that you don't ever want to end. I finished listening to this a month ago and find myself still thinking about Elizabeth and Summer.
Before I started reading this I had low expectations, I thought it would be just another lesbian romance with stereotypical characters awkward sex scenes that aren't really part of the story. But in this book, I found well-formed, deep, and realistic characters, a tension that seems to pull you in and no annoying lesbian tropes.

This audiobook is a must-listen.

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You will develop an Audio crush ...

I was sad for this one to end. Loved both characters. I Wish there was a sequel .

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like the book, like the characters. interesting takes on concepts surrounding fandom, and queer female fandom specifically. very gay, which is always a plus. the narrator does a good job with the voices, though the kiwi accents feels a bit off. if you're looking for a fun sweet lesbian romance, can recommend.

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  • Liane
  • 02-05-19

Ice Queen Heaven

I loved this book so much when I first read it. Now, on audio, it's even better. Lee Winter has a way with ice queens. And melting them. If I only had 50 books that I was forced to read & re-read for the rest of my life...this would be one of them. Oh, and Angela Dawe's narration is wonderful.

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  • Rakhya
  • 11-05-19

Winter and Dawe: double trouble!

I regularly find myself in trouble after finishing a Lee Winter book, as no other book on my to-read list seems capable of holding my attention.
This edition of Breaking Character pairs Winter's exquisite writing with a masterful performance by Angela Dawe, and the result is... double trouble!
How am I supposed to listen to another audiobook after *this*? 😭

This audiobook raises the quality bar for the genre, and I would highly recommend it.

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  • suemel1
  • 29-05-19

This book is now in my top 5.

I wasn't expecting to like this book much. I don't mind the ice queen storyline, but I've never been into the Hollywood scene in lesfic. There was one review that convinced me to give it a shot. The narration and expert accents (to this plain American) totally drew me in. The storyline kept me listening from start to finish with no breaks. I loved the humor, the plot progression and the love between the two. This will definitely be a repeat listen for me!

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  • Gemini
  • 10-05-19

The Narrator is WONDERFUL!

The story is accentuated by the excellent narration. I loved it. I will be looking for more books she read.

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  • Raven
  • 24-05-19

This is the sign you’re waiting. GET THIS BOOK!

This story has now become one of my top wlw romance novels and one of my favorite audible books. Breaking Character definitely warrants several listens again in the future. It’s a great story with depth, storyline, character growth, and an amazing narration. Get this book. Treat yourself and fall in love with Elizabeth and Summer’s story like I have.

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  • Jerilyn
  • 23-05-19

Angela Dawe is amazing

The story line is good and it was very sexy but it was Angela Dawe who drove this story. she has been a long time favorite and this book with its many characters and dialects proves her awesome talent. great story, great narrator equals a home run

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  • CameeW
  • 26-04-19

Entertaining Book!

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Angela Dawe is an excellent narrator, whose different voices, accents, and intonations bring the entire cast of characters to life. Summer, a former child star is trying to cross the bridge into adult roles. She is a cast member of Choosing Hope, a hit medical drama starring renown actress Elizabeth, who has become disillusioned with her role as hated villain in the show. A phot of Elizabeth grabbing Summer to prevent her from a fall leads Hollywood types to speculate on their “romance,” which leads to movie roles, a fake relationship for the movie, a friendship, and finally something much more. It is a charming story!

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  • rkrgrrl
  • 14-06-19

5 stars

I absolutely loved this book. The story was well written and entertaining. The narrator brought the different characters to life. Highly recommend!

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  • LuEllen Lang
  • 25-05-19

Excellent!

I found it difficult to push pause on this one! The classic show-mance was everything I had hoped it would be and more! Excellent narration Angela Dawe is so easy to listen to. I will be revisiting this one in the future!

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  • AS
  • 07-05-19

Lee Winter is always Amazing!

I love this book, and the audio just made it better. Angela Dawe was impressive to say the least!

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