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It's Not My Favorite Audiobook

It's Not My Favorite: The Lake Effect Series, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Breakups. Family secrets. Stumbling toward independence.

A riveting and humorous exploration of love, secrets, and sisterhood, It's Not My Favorite is the poignant story of two sisters who discover they must confront their past, let go of their religious guilt, and summon everything in their power to escape their arrested development.

Gwenn Hutchinson runs The Organizer by day and bails her little sister out of emotional quicksand by night. Between that distraction and the full-time job of creating a vivid fantasy life for herself, she can almost drown out her mother's post-divorce ranting, "I've always had a man to take care of me, Gwendolyn. You're not gettin' any younger, you know."

Rachel Hutchinson bakes away her anxiety while avoiding a painful breakup with her secret girlfriend. The only people who don't know this "girlfriend" secret are her judgmental parents, Pastor Ed and Shirley.

Just when it seems things can't get worse, Gwenn finds a pack of old photographs that may uncover a family secret. Will these pictures lead to the truth, or bring them face-to-face with the reality they've worked so hard to avoid?

It's Not My Favorite is the first book in the hilarious, fast-paced, romantic comedy, The Lake Effect Series, full of snappy dialogue and memorable, quirky characters, guaranteed to win a spot in your heart.

Buy this audiobook and listen to the Hutchinson sisters as they struggle to embrace adulthood!

©2015 Rue (P)2017 Rue

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    It's Not My Favorite. This book allows you to experience the characters and story so well. This is a wonderful contemporary that you won't regret giving a chance .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Victoria Schwimley 03/07/2017

    Tell us about yourself! : I am an author who loves to read, more like loves to listen, since I spend so much time writing.

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    "Touching romance"

    I just had the pleasure of listening to It’s Not my Favorite, by Rue. I absolutely loved this story. I especially enjoyed the bond between the two quirky sisters. I have two sisters that I’m very close to, so the relationship touched my heart. As a warning, there is some language and mild sexual encounters. I wasn’t offended. However, If you’re bothered by these, just be aware they are there. Aside from entertaining, I found the story to be warm, at times funny, and overall, I enjoyed the lesson of acceptance and forgiveness, and how one can hurt a relationship with intolerance. I highly recommend this book to romance readers who like a story with heart. I look forward to more from this author. The author did a great job of narrating her novel. The reading was a bit rushed in the beginning but seemed to smooth out as the story went on.

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  • jstep
    Michigan
    09/08/17
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    "It's not my favorite either..."
    Would you try another book from Rue and/or Rue?

    I would try another book from Rue as a narrator, for sure. Rue as an author, perhaps in a few years. I found the story to be promising in the beginning. It quickly lost my enthusiasm though, but I did listen to the end. I don't want to give spoilers away, but Rachel's story felt incomplete and more of a page waster and the whole Gwenn/Daniel relationship/actions on his part was so over the top and ridiculous (post test result part on) that it just turned me off.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Rue again?

    I would listen to another book narrated by Rue again.


    What about Rue’s performance did you like?

    She did a good job with the various characters and accents (the mom had a heavy Minnesota accent). Her cadence was good and I had no problem knowing who was who.


    Do you think It's Not My Favorite needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    I don't feel the need for a follow-up book for It's Not My Favorite, but this is the first book of a series, so there may be a follow up, depending on whether Rue goes with each book being unique characters, or more in depth stories of the other characters, or a continuation of the main characters in this book. I felt that Rachel's story was kind of thrown into this book but didn't really get proper attention that it should have. Perhaps her relationship will be focused on more in future books.


    Any additional comments?

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon CustomerBeliever
    06/08/17
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    "Not My Favorite"

    I got this ARC via audiobook boom. This is supposed to b a story of two sisters and their love life. It concentrated mostly on Gwen who seemed to be lamenting that her parents are not her parents. I have a problem with the whole concept of this book. I am not into the concepts presented in the book. The narration was too fast and the story just did not work for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Emily
    23/07/17
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    "It's Not My Favorite"

    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

    I expected more from this novel than I received. It's less about two sisters and more about one of the sisters and her possible brother/lover. I really liked Rachel, whose story line is mostly crammed into a few small chapters while the main plot focuses on Gwenn. I feel like Rachel would have been much more interesting as the main character in this novel, or at least a serious secondary character. Her LGBT plot line was much easier to read than Gwenn's pretty boring life. Gwenn is so desperate to escape her born again parents that she daydreams that she was swapped at birth. After finding a photo of a man that she thinks might be her father, Gwenn embarks on a journey of discovery which takes her to a possible brother and a physical journey to another continent. Daniel, I was leery about. Like... he follows Gwenn across the world after meeting her twice because he's in love with her? Why exactly did his therapist not flag this up as worrisome behaviour? I realise that the therapist tells him to get Gwenn to view him as a lover and not as a brother to progress the plot line, but I really didn't like it. He was stalking.

    That being said, the best part of this novel was the interactions between Gwenn and Rachel. It was easy to feel the friendship and love between them and that sustained this novel. The audio narration was also spectacular and I found it really easy to get into.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    23/07/17
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    "Great book."
    Would you listen to It's Not My Favorite again? Why?

    Yes.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Everything


    Which character – as performed by Rue – was your favorite?

    All


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Lovely history that the book told, very nice and peaceful, it was a great book that you can listen at any time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dhawk
    20/07/17
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    "Not what I thought, pleasantly surprised."

    I almost didn't give this book a valid chance. I am so glad that I did. Funny and touching. “I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    19/07/17
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    "It's not my favorite"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Sure it was...any book it worth giving a listen to.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I would have evened out the 2 girls storylines...I think Rachel's story line would've been a lot more interesting


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    I didn't love it but I didn't hate it.


    Any additional comments?

    “I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • justin
    19/07/17
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    "not my cup of tea"

    I hate leaving a bad review on a book I got for free to review, but this one bored me and I didn't finish.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pam Richmond
    18/07/17
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    "Good Book"

    I enjoyed listening to this audiobook, Rue did a good job with the writing as well as the narration. I would recommend this book with no problem

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jason Engler
    Atlanta, GA USA
    18/07/17
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    "Not what I expected"

    Unfortunately this isn't quite the story I was hoping for. I saw it was tagged as LGBT on goodreads, and half the summary is devoted to the sister. The sister was a very small part of the book, as most of it features Gwen. from the cover, I thought maybe this was something like Candy Boy, two super-close sisters going through life together, but it wasn't really that either. With that said, I didn't like Daniel very much, and he didn't make me want to root for gwen.

    On the upside, I definitely want to give Rue credit for the narration. Authors often make terrible narrators, but Rue really exceeded my expectations there and I can definitely associate her voice with Gwen.

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jroc123
    30/06/17
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    "Good"

    “ I voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”
    I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone looking for a good book to read

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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