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Dane Prescott spends his days staring at perfect holes, and knows how to use his stiff shaft to get there. He's as hot as he is good at the sport he loves more than breathing. Dane has one goal and one goal only, to be on the professional golf tour. It's who he is and what he lives for. Women, although fun, aren't in his long-term plans.

Beverly Whitfield didn't start off as the confident woman she is today. Teased mercilessly as a child and always feeling second-best, she set out to change her future and is finally putting herself first. Never in her wildest imagination did she think she'd fall for a man with stunning good looks and sex seeping from his pores. And, oh yeah, he plays golf.

Intended for listeners over the age of 18.

©2016 Joanne Schwehm (P)2016 Joanne Schwehm

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  • 🌸DARA
  • 17-09-16

Gripping!


Maybe it was the gripping story....maybe it was my hormones.....or maybe.....just maybe it was the male narrator's voice that gave me butterflies and turned my emotions into a big pile of mush!! 😘 Yep, I love great voices.

I listened to the first book (Incumbent) so I was interested to know more about this story. This series focuses on the Prescott family and this story (Gripped) features Dane and his love interest Beverly. It is an emotional, heartwarming, witty, sexy and smart story that had me hooked from the start.

Both narrators did a fabulous job with this book. Quite often, when there is a dual POV story, the woman's voice doesn't measure up to the man's. Not in this case! Both Aiden Snow and Megan Tusing were outstanding!

Note: This book does have detailed sex scenes and some swearing so I recommend only to Adults. 😉

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  • kgagnon
  • 21-11-16

4.5 Gripping Stars!

This romantic and sexy family saga captured me right from the start and never let go! Dane is so sweet and sexy and is everything I want in my hero. Beverly had a privileged upbringing but was bullied by her peers. She has left that life and only wants to help others. Dane has only focused on Golf and making the pros. Women throw themselves at him and he has had so many conquests, never remembering their names. That is until he meets Beverly. She is beautiful, funny, kind, and hates golf. But the sparks fly instantaneously and all their reservations are forgotten. I really like Dane and Beverly, they have fun together and their chemistry is explosive. I also love the relationship Dane has with his family, their connection and banter add so much fun to the story. The narrators did a fabulous job setting each scene, and flawlessly moved from one character to the next. I was never confused with who was talking and the inflections were spot on. This is a swoony and sexy, fun and flirty romance with enough angst and emotion to keep you engaged from start to finish. I highly recommend this book!

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  • ZaraQ
  • 16-11-16

Aiden Snow Makes Golf Sound So SMEXY

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I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review. I have only listened to an audiobook narrated by Aiden Snow once before, PULSE - The Complete Series: Part One, Part, Two, Part Three & Part Four, although I do have several other titles in my library waiting their turn. His performance in Gripped is very smoldering, sexy, panty melting, and is right up there with my SebYo obsession. I will now be very excited to located and purchase more audiobooks narrated by Aiden Snow. The female performer also did an excellent job and helped to bring this story to life. This was my first experience with Megan Tusing's work, even though her voice sounds similar to Erin Mallon and other great narrators, and she didn't disappoint. I had previously purchased the ebook and audible discounted upgrade for the first book in the Prescott Series, Incumbent which was narrated by Tracy Marks and liked how I knew more of the characters back stories. However, I was pleased this story gives enough back story that it can be read/listened to as a stand-alone or continuation. This was also my first experience with the author Joanne Schwehm and found her writing style to be up there with my favorite romance authors such as Emma Chase, Kristen Proby, Corrine Michaels, Meghan March, and Lauren Blakely. I highly recommend this audiobook and look forward to the release of the third book in the series, Charmed. Go Gretchen and Mason.

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  • Cheri
  • 30-10-16

Much Better Than Anticipated!

I requested to listen to Gripped as a challenge to see if Joanne Schwehm could write a "gripping" story revolving around a H who's life is all about golf and his family. I'm not much of a sports fan. If given the choice between watching a game of golf or grass grow, I'd gladly pull up a lawn chair, sit back and watch the grass grow. Imagine my surprise when Joanne not only exceeded my expectations but delivered a heart-warming romance with drama, twists, a some steamy scenes.

The characters were great! You could feel the passion Dane had for golf and Beverly. It never really seemed to bother him Beverly was not very enthusiastic about the sport. The plot really focuses on the ups and downs to their relationship, and ends with a very touching HEA.

Another win for the story was the choice in narrators. I've listened to several audios by Aiden Snow and love all his performances. He does such an outstanding job portraying different characters. While this was the first time I've listen to Megan Tusing, I thought she did a great job too.

I was voluntarily provided this free audiobook review copy by the author, narrator, or publisher, and enjoyed it. It was a sweet romance, with a good plot and had great character development. I would definitely listen to other stories about the Prescott brothers. Worth the time and credit!

The golf quote below reminded me of this story:
"Give me golf clubs, fresh air and a beautiful partner, and you can keep the clubs and he fresh air." - Jake Benny.

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  • Maria
  • 03-11-16

Nice suprise

If you could sum up Gripped in three words, what would they be?

Not your standard golf book... sorry can`t do 3 words well... :-)

What was one of the most memorable moments of Gripped?

The hospital scene was the most memorable for me, and most heartfelt

Which scene was your favorite?

Xmas morning, loved that it was just beautiful.

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

If at first you don`t succeed.......

Any additional comments?

Aiden & Megan both did a great job bringing the story to life, and yeah I agree with one of the other reviewers... Aiden can do sexy just as, if not better then SebYork...LOL

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  • Jenn @YeahOrNeighReviews
  • 02-01-18

The Prescott family is amazing!

I loved Incumbent, which is the first in this series, but step aside Drake, Dane has arrived! Golf and family is Dane's life, so he's thrown for a loop when Beverly Whitfield enters his life. She's more than anything he could've hoped for, but they both have challenges to overcome to be together. I absolutely adore the Prescott family and highly recommend this series!

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  • DK
  • 13-05-17

Fantastic book but I'm loyal to the first one

Gripped: Prescott series, book 2

by, Joanne Schwehm
Narrators: Aiden Snow, Megan Tusing

I absolutely love the first book in the series "Incumbent". It checked every box and was the icing on the top of the cake. If you read my review on it, you will see that I could not wait for the rest of the series.

Gripped was a little bit disappointing to me compared to Incumbent. Gripped was not as complex. Hot, bad boy, one night only with a woman, Dane Prescott is on his way to make the PGA Tour. He has had the luxury of coming from a wealthy family with parents and siblings who love, care and support him in everything (except maybe the one night stands.)

Dane meets Beverly at a country club event that neither of them wanted to attend. From there on out their relationship IS ON! By relationship I mean something that's a little bit different for Dane and completely different for Beverly.

While I can't give it 5 stars, it came pretty close – 4 stars for the story, 4.5 stars for the performance and 4.25 overall and I cannot wait for the next Prescott book!!!!!


*I received this book in exchange for an unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. If you found it helpful please select yes below this paragraph. Consider following me on audible.

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  • sunshine
  • 16-01-17

Fantastic

I really enjoy this book it's sweet funny heartbreaking and love, love. I am in love with Aiden voice he always does an amazing job and my God when put his heartbreaking voice on ..shit i started 2 cry. I felt like I was there.Megan also did a great job. I hope there are more Prescott books coming. This not a cliffhanger.

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  • Diane S.
  • 29-11-16

Hot & Sexy romance with a side of sweet!

Gripped is book 2 in the Prescott series but can be read as a standalone. I hadn't read the first book and was not lost at all. I enjoyed the complete story and didn't feel like I missed anything.

Dane is a definite man-whore who can't even be bothered to remember a woman's name. He puts golf above all else and is totally focused on teaching golf and making it on the pro tour.

"...stretching in golf is like foreplay before sex. You can't just thrust right into it and not expect a bit of pain."

Beverly has low self esteem issues stemming from her bad body image and teasing when she was a teen. She is insecure and has a hard time trusting others. She hates golf and feels like she has always taken a back seat to her father's love of golf her whole life.

"...don't ever put this sport before love. Golf will always be there; love might not be."

Two people coming from two extreme opposite lives cause some exciting sparks! Gripped is super hot and sexy romance with a side of sweet!
This was my first book by Joanne Schwehm and will certainly not be my last!!!

I listened to this audiobook and loved the great narration. I will definitely keep narrators Aiden Snow and Megan Tusing on my must listen list!
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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  • AudioObsessed
  • 28-11-16

Loved the narrators!

What did you love best about Gripped?

I really liked both narrators. They did such a great job that it was easy to get lost in the book.

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

I wouldn't have changed anything since this isn't my story but...Beverly was a bit annoying at times. She was very insecure which is understandable because of what she went through growing up. Her actions though were sometimes immature so it was hard to connect with her.

Which scene was your favorite?

It was a line Dane delivers, all I'll say is one word...Santa. I loved the playfulness of it all. Confusing I know, I don't want to spoil it!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Dane was being interviewed and he left out something or should I say someone important. I really did feel bad for Beverly, it was a cold wake up call.

Any additional comments?

Overall it was an enjoyable listen about being brave enough to go all in and give love a chance. The plus side it had the perfect narrators for the hero and heroine.

*This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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