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Egomaniac

Narrated by: Joe Arden, Andi Arndt
Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
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A new standalone novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author, Vi Keeland.

The night I met Drew Jagger, he'd just broken into my new Park Avenue office. I dialed 9-1-1 before proceeding to attack him with my fancy new Krav Maga skills. He quickly restrained me, then chuckled, finding my attempted assault amusing.

Of course, my intruder had to be arrogant. Only, turned out, he wasn't an intruder at all.

Drew was the rightful occupant of my new office. He'd been on vacation while his posh space was renovated. Which was how a scammer got away with leasing me office space that wasn't really available for rent. I was swindled out of ten grand.

The next day, after hours at the police station, Drew took pity on me and made me an offer I couldn't refuse. In exchange for answering his phones while his secretary was out, he'd let me stay until I found a new place. I probably should have acted grateful and kept my mouth shut when I overheard the advice he was spewing to his clients. But I couldn't help giving him a piece of my mind. I never expected my body to react every time we argued. Especially when that was all we seemed to be able to do.

The two of us were complete opposites. Drew was a bitter, angry, gorgeous-as-all-hell, destroyer of relationships. And my job was to help people save their marriages. The only thing the two of us had in common was the space we were sharing. And an attraction that was getting harder to deny by the day.

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Fun, Sexy, Easy Read

This light flirty read was just what I needed, it hit the spot beautifully. I completely fell in love with Drew Jagger (sexy attorney at law) as he assisted Beautiful, naive, small town girl Emerie Rose as she navigated her way around the New York hustle and bustle. After being scammed by a would be realtor, Drew well and truly comes to her rescue in an uncharacteristic move as her offers her some of his office space at no cost. Drew is a divorce attorney, Emerie is a marriage counsel. They are both at opposite enters of the spectrum. They argue non stop, as such, their passion and chemistry are off the charts. Both learning and living with each other's inner most thoughts and fears, and both learning to love and trust in each other. Told in dual POV with some amazing supporting characters along with some emotional and touching scenes this book was a full five star read that I completely got lost in. Fun, sexy, easy read.

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Brilliant

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes definitely. It was great from the beginning and had substance and a good story line. It got your attention straight away and kept it. The narration was brilliant too.

What other book might you compare Egomaniac to, and why?

I can't think of one that it is similar too really as its a refreshingly different

Which character – as performed by Joe Arden and Andi Arndt – was your favourite?

Drew and Emery were both awesome but they did the other voices great too

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

definitely

Any additional comments?

This is the best book I have read in a while and look forward to more from this author. I have to say that i am always tempted by books read by Andi Arndt as she is my favorite female narrator,

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not my favourite

I normally love Vi Keeland books but found this one a little slow, its not her best one. I also found the Male narrators female voice a bit weird.

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great listen

such a happy lovely book made me have a great big smile on my face. where do you get a man like that? ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Slow burn to make your heart burst

Firstly the audio narration by Joe Arden and Andi Arndt is perfection! Especially Andi, her voice is so sweet and sultry.
Vi Keeland has secured herself as a hot favourite of mine.
What an incredible slow burn, Drew and Emerie are the kind of characters that make you feel full of love, from their antagonistic banter to how great they compliment each other leaves you falling deeper and deeper with every scene, every chapter... the slow burn is real. What’s more is Drew’s back story and the introduction of the adorable Beck.
I love a hot and furious book but there’s something extra special about a slow burn that latches to your very soul drawing every emotion from you while giving back some more.
Five stars all round!
Definitely recommend to anyone who loves a slow burn or has never tried one.

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Another Winner!

This is another great story from Vi Keeland. A heart warming story, brilliant gritty characters and a h.e.a to boot.
A great choice of Narrators for this story as well - a superb performance given by both Joe Arden and Andi Arndt.

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Super sweet

Funny and touching.
it's good to have drama in a story that is mainly because of circumstance (real life issues) rather than being shot at or near death experiences.
Lead characters were all round good people,
divorce lawyer and marriage councillor - great match. The story was v. well narrated.

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A wonderful listen

I really loved this book. The story was well written and performed as always with this amazingly talented author and narrators. 5*

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Beautiful

This was such a lovely book to read and listen to absolutely beautiful and brilliant narrator's.

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very enjoyable read

loved every minute of it. Can't wait to listen to it again and again and again.

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  • Titus M Hamlett
  • 04-02-17

My first Vi Keeland book

Would you consider the audio edition of Egomaniac to be better than the print version?

The performance by Joe Arden and Andi Arndt was superb! They really brought the characters to life in realistic and convincing matter.

If you’ve listened to books by Vi Keeland before, how does this one compare?

This was my first Vi Keeland book. As a guy trying to expand my literary horizons, I was somewhat disappointed by the storyline of the book. I felt that the character development was extremely lopsided. The male character (Drew Jagger) is complex, multifaceted, and exhibits a wide emotional range. By contrast, the female character (Emerie Rose) is consistently portrayed as a damsel in distress (with a doctorate degree). A good 75 percent of the storyline focuses on Emerie Rose being rescued or protected in some way. By the first quarter of the book, I could predict her misfortunes and even her responses. The author seemed to give all the emotional depth to Drew Jagger, which would be fine if the book was solely about him and not a romance novel.

What about Joe Arden and Andi Arndt ’s performance did you like?

See above.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed a lot more than I expected. Some aspects of the book took a more serious tone. These moments were mostly related to Drew Jagger's past.

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  • ma
  • 08-02-17

A Must Read... five ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I love these two narrators so much. I didn't know where the story was gonna lead but quickly fell in love with the characters and cried when I thought they wouldn't end up together. The story is well written and perfectly narrated. Like any good written romance novel there is a HEA. 😊 A must read!!!!

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  • Sheila K.
  • 13-02-17

Another page turner I couldn't put down

The characters, the conflicts, the resolution-- every moment had me enraptured. No spoilers allowed-- you have to read this. You will definitely be rewarded!

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  • Cheri
  • 22-01-17

Happy "Gotcha" Day!

I love coming across a "new to me" author who not only impresses me with a WONDERFUL, well written story, but can hook me with just one story and Vi Keeland did just that! WOW! This was a fun, feel good romance, with a solid plot, and ticked off everything I love in a good audio! I had a BLAST listening too this one! Kudos Vi!

Drew Jagger has become one of my favorite characters. He was complex with all the typical attributes sexy, hot, confident, and arrogant; however, he was also caring, vulnerable and has a teasing personality. All his one-liners were hilarious! I liked his actions were justified by his past and everything he sees and does on a daily basis. You really understood his motives.

Poor Emerie Rose had me cracking up with all her dumb luck! She was so sweet, had a heart of gold and only focused on bringing out the best of everyone; however, she could be a little naïve at times. These two were polar opposites but had a magnetic attraction that pulled them together. He's the divorce lawyer, and she's the marriage counselor. They were a hilarious match!

Their relationship evolved naturally; it wasn't forced, rushed or instant. Not only was their sexual relationship developed but also their friendship. These two went from being strangers to friends then lovers. Vi did an amazing job building their relationship, off the charts chemistry and sexual tension between the characters.The sex scenes were HOT & STEAMY!!!

The writing blew me away! The story had a great flow, the dialogue was clever, witty and had a realistic feel, and each scene had the right amount of description. The reader is not bogged down with too many details.

Andi Arndt and Joe Arden's performance was outstanding! They did an amazing job with all the dialogue between the characters.

Solid five star story and performance! Well worth a credit!

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  • Kelly
  • 16-01-17

AMAZING - FUNNY - WARM - HOT

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, I sure would. This one made you smile, giggle, blush, get warm fuzzies, have a little heartbreak then wrap up to an awesome ending.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Egomaniac?

Love the outstanding warrant, ice skating, and chemistry between the two.

Which character – as performed by Joe Arden and Andi Arndt – was your favorite?

Both - I have many books read by both of them and they always do an awesome job.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Get ready to laugh, cry and feel your way to love.

Any additional comments?

I think I am going to start this one over again. Vi Keeland once again blew it out of the park.

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  • beverly barber
  • 01-02-17

Perfect

Love these characters so much . I'm never disappointed by the performance of Joe and Andi. This book has started my 2017 read off to an amazing start. This is a must read.

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  • Aja
  • 31-01-17

WOW! WOW! WOW

I loved everything about this story! Vi Keeland once again did not disappoint! The narration was on point! The chemistry between the two characters was amazing. I fell in love with Drew and Emery. The only thing is I wish their was a second book because I would love to know what happens next!! Totally worth the credit.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 22-01-17

A Great n Sexy read

First audible read by this author and I couldn't stop listening. If you like a sexy suspenseful story then you must give this a try.

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  • MNgapera
  • 18-01-17

Enjoyed this!

Was really funny sexy and romantic. loved the relationship between Drew and Beck. awesome writting.

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  • BluBumbleB
  • 28-01-17

THIS BOOK DESERVES ALL THE STARS!!!!

Superb doesn't begin to describe this story! It was hilarious, heart warming, and sexy from start to finish. Emery and Drew might be two of my favorite characters of all time, seriously. These two put me in my happy place. Experience it for yourself, get this book today.

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