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Just for Show

By: Jae
Narrated by: Angela Dawe
Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
Categories: LGBT, Romance
4.7 out of 5 stars (132 ratings)

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Summary

When Claire, an overachieving psychologist with OCD tendencies, hires Lana, an impulsive, out-of-work actress for a fake relationship, she figures the worst she'll have to endure are the messes Lana leaves around. It's only for a few months anyway. And it's not as if she'll enjoy all those fake kisses and loving looks. Right?  

A lesbian romance where role-playing has never been so irresistible.

Contains mature themes.

©2018 Jae (P)2018 Tantor

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Lovely story and narration

Cute, sweet story with just the right amount of passion, doubts, humor and sex. Honestly the sex scenes are amazingly well written and realistic. Narrator Angela Dawe is impressive and moulds her voice to every character effortlessly.

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superb storyline. beautiful narration.

great storyline. makes you want to listen to it in one sitting. Narrator made the whole story comes alive.

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Fantastic Story!

I would recommend this book to any romantic! These characters are flawed and realistic because of it, the plot goes how you would pretty much expect however, these characters are truly three dimensional and felt like they are real. The narrator gave such a fantastic performance too, very talented as well as being good at accents and different voices.

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Not just for show

I love Jae’s work and it gets better and better but what I really liked about this was the characters especially that they reflected really life body sizes. I could relate to Lana who was not a size 6 who ate chocolate and despised salad. Yes the story was predictable but not so much to put me off. Also I loved Lana really sexy voice that’s the best thing about Audio books :)

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Adored this book

This is the first book I’ve read by the author and I’m absolutely going to find more titles . It was such a brilliant book, I cared so much for the characters and the story was gripping and sexy. So good to know there’s lesbian fiction like this out there.

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Recommended

I love Jae’s books, this one does not disappoint. Funny and so romantic, I was swept along with the MC’s. Of course the story is brilliantly captured by the ever excellent narration of Dawe.

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Brilliant!

This has been my favourite of Jae’s books that I’ve listened to so far, I’ve laughed out loud at times. Great story line, believable characters and the best narrating I’ve heard!

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Enjoyable story!

Pretty good story and decent narration. I enjoyed this audiobook. However, did anyone pick up on the erroneous use of Abby’s name at 10 hours 16 mins?

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  • lc
  • 29-04-20

Great

Loved the story ,great characters and plot line,read well great listening.had is a superb author

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fantastic story!!

I could not stop listening to this, great story which keeps you thinking what's going to happen next all the way from start to finish. the reader is fantastic with great feeling. in fact I'm just going to listen to it again.....

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  • CameeW
  • 13-10-18

Great Story!

I really enjoyed this book. While the story was a familiar theme, the fake girlfriend relationship, the telling was well done and filled with emotion and humor. Narrator Angela Dawe is superb doing different voices and accents. Her changes in vocal tone really make you believe there are different characters, each of whom she brings to life. A good story and and great narration make this book a must read!

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  • Sondra A., Cobb
  • 16-10-18

Seriously, I Loved this Audiobook!

this is the 3rd Jae audiobook I've read/heard and I really liked the first two, but, Just For Show was the best so far. I loved it! I liked the idea of fun, sexy-voiced Lana moving in and making a mess in controlling, workaholic Claire's house. they have a business deal to pretend to be engaged and they've only just met. good thing Lana is an actress... seems simple, and I love it! I really wanted to listen to this in one day but couldn't. really found it hard to stop listening. narrator did an amazing job! l loved Lana's deep voice and fun attitude. great book!

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  • Aussy
  • 11-10-18

Just for show!

This is by far one of my favorite books/audiobooks this year. The narration was so honest and the differences between the personalities were so evident. I love the storyline and how it moved so organically. Kudos to Jae for being able to create characters that are so opposite but work so well together

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  • Charles
  • 21-10-18

Lovely Romance

What I love about Jae’s books is that I end up happy that the main couple get together. Just for Show is my favourite fauxmance story and I adore Claire and Lana because they so obviously make each other a more rounded person. The stakes are personal and equally understandable, the pace of the romance is also quite organic for me. By the time they finally admitted their feelings I was giddy with happiness. This is the second book I’ve listened to by Angela Dawe and love the smoky voice she uses for Leo from Perfect Rhythm and in this book Lana. If I had to nitpick I think there was a mistake st 41:48 of chapter 21 of 22. Where she says Abbie instead of Claire but otherwise I loved the emotional inflections Angela infuses her voice with during the emotional scenes and had my heart beating faster during one of the emotionally intense scenes with Lana late in the book. All in all, you can’t go wrong with this book and like all of Jae’s books if not a direct sequel to something you can jump straight in without worrying about getting lost.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-10-18

Funny and Sweet

I loved this book and will likely read it again soon. The humor was A+ and I enjoyed the real differences between the two main characters. I kind of wished something happened between them sooner in the book but the pacing was really good overall. One thing I noticed that should be corrected, is in Chapter 21 at one point Claire is called Abby. It is definitely a slip up that needs to be corrected ASAP. Overall though, this is now one of my favorite books, no doubt.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-08-20

Loved it!

I am quickly becoming a big fan of Angela Dawe. She was excellent. The story was good, very enjoyable.

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  • Tina Rush
  • 06-08-20

Perfect!!

I have listened to many different types of lesbian romance stories and this is one of the best. There is just enough angst to keep you going but not enough to drive you crazy. I love the way the characters fall in love! The story is believable and fun. The romantic encounters are very well written.

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  • Triz
  • 06-08-20

Great story. Great listen.

Thank for such a good story. I seemed to get attached to the characters and I was invested in their outcome. And Angela Dawe is fantastic, as always.

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  • Jamie
  • 25-07-20

So much emotion

I am addicted to Jae’s writing. I know it will be a cry fest when I listen. But I cannot stop listening to the same ones 2,3 and 4 times. Addiction right.

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  • MissLynn
  • 17-07-20

Perfect combination of writer and narrator!

I listened to this the first time a year ago and was craving an Angela Dawe (narrator) fix so decided to revisit it. I'm so glad I did! Though this trope has been done quite a bit, Jae does a better job with it than most. The characters are well fleshed out and engaging and in spite of being polar opposites, they have off the charts chemistry. You can't wait for them to get together. Interestingly, I liked it even more the second time around! Perhaps that's because I've listened to so many audiobooks now that I appreciate when something is especially well done. Regardless, I ate this up with a spoon. The story is thoroughly enjoyable and Angela's talent brings it to the next level. Her Lana voice was so delicious I could listen to it on a loop. And it's not just the one character that appeals. Dawe brings the whole thing to life. When she performs, it's like watching a movie in your head. Jae is a great storyteller and if you read her books you'll find little "gifts" in many of them. She often includes main characters from previous novels as secondary characters in others. Such was the case here. I'd have to put this in the top five of Jae's releases and that's saying a lot because she's got a terrific body of work. If you haven't experienced this on audiobook, do yourself a favor and remedy that. The combination of writer and narrator make this one a must-own.

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