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Love Block

The Love Lock Duet, Book 1
Series: The Love Lock Duet, Book 1
Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4.8 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

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Summary

I’m screwed.
Pippa just showed up uninvited with plans of staying the weekend.
I can hardly handle an hour with her, let alone two days.
Despite more than a year of dodging her, nothing has changed.
She’s the only woman I want.
Smart and sexy and bold.
My best friend’s little sister.
Forbidden.
Denying my desire for her is torture.
And she doesn’t make it easy; she wants me, too.
The thing is, making her mine means ruining my best friend.

©2019 S. M. West (P)2019 S. M. West

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I loved it!

The attraction between Drew and Pippa is obvious but she’s his best friend’s little sister and that makes her off limits. Love Block is a story of forbidden love that’s both fun and angsty. It’s also filled with delicious sexual tension, leading to some hot and sexy scenes. The narrators are fantastic and I can’t wait to listen to the conclusion of this well written duet. I highly recommend it!

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Excellent characters

This is a well written book. The characters have great personalities and are very likeable. I’m looking forward to the next book to see where the storyline goes. Brilliant performance from both Summer and Stephen.

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Good listen

This has been a good listen with a secret crush storyline. I enjoyed it, though I did become a bit frustrated at times with the behaviour of some of Drew's friends. Summer Morton and Stephen Dexter put in solid performances.

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Scorching hot

I’ve read a few ‘best friend’s younger sister’ romances, and I always wonder why those women are off limit. It’s kind of a dick move to keep your best friend and your sibling from being happy, isn’t it? You are supposed to love them and to want the best for them, right? So it was nice to see a plausible explanation here–Finn’s past trauma with another friend. Anyway, Finn is wary of any relationship between Pippa and Drew–probably because he knows there’s something between them, even though he’s in denial–and that means that Drew refuses to act upon his feelings. He’s afraid of losing his best friend. It’s less a problem for Pippa–can you really ‘lose’ your brother–so she’s more forward in her feelings and desires. The dynamic is good, and the chemistry is off the charts. There’s so much tension between them that when they finally do the deeds, the intimate scenes are scorching hot. There’s also a lot of deep feelings, a love they fought many years because it would ruin their little family. Both narrators were new to me, and they did a good job, though sometimes overplaying the sexy. It was still a nice though short steamy story with compelling characters.

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Drew & Pippa

Forbidden love. It's so tempting. Drew has had a thing for his best friend, Finn's sister for a long time. But she is off limits. Pippa too has had a crush on Drew. Now a chance is open for them to be together, but the idea of getting caught is daunting. So what do you suppose they should do? What will happen when Finn finds out? Will their feelings be strong enough to handle the disapproval or will Finn come around? There is a lot in this story. The history of friendship, the reasons behind Finn's thinking and they ever growing feelings of Pippa and Drew are just the tip of the iceberg! Pippa has the guts to do this, but I was angry with Drew. While Finn is his friend, his heart is with Pippa. Time to man up. And Finn just needs to accept it! Life is never that easy and we get to take the first part of their journey to see where things will be going. I can't wait to see how it all turns out in book 2, Love Lock. Summer Morton and Stephen Dexter are amazing narrators and they give us all the feels. The angst is high, the passion mounting and the suspense of what is to come is all there in their voices! I can feel the love and the trepidation! Time to start the next book!

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Emotional ride

Wow this story is full of emotions that pull you in and grab your soul. This is not just a regular forbidden love because there is so much more that happened in the past which makes this book so very emotional. Narration by Stephen Dexter and Summer Morton was what pulled me in and kept me there. I’m rooting for Pippa and Drew but they have a lot to deal with. We’re so lucky we get to see where this story goes because there’s another book. I listened to this audiobook from a gifted copy either from the author, narrator or publisher. It’s a very gripping emotional story and I recommend it.

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A Heartfelt & Emotional Ride! Fantastic🎧📚🎧

This story swept me right in, grabbing both my heart and my attention for the entire book. This is a story about two people who want each other but continually deny themselves for the sake of another. Pippa is Finn’s younger sister, she was off limits to all of his friends, including Drew. Pippa has crushed on Drew forever, she has even made plays on him but does not fold for the sake of his friendship of her brother and the closeness of the two families. The attraction grows stronger each year, Drew had to stay away from Pippa for that reason, but his resolves starts to waiver when she shows up as his new summer cottage to help with renovations. Part of me wanted to admits Drew and another part wanted to knock some sense into him, into Finn too. I get Finn had issues with is friends when it came to his sisters but I felt he over stepped. I was rooting for these two the whole time. The story is beautifully written and plotted, there is plenty of drama, angst, heartfelt and emotional moments and a slow burn romance. S.M. West thank you for this fantastic story and emotional rollercoaster ride. Summer Morton and Stephen Dexter are talented narrators and voice artists. They are awesome at portraying the characters, humanizing them, giving each their own voice and personality. You could hear how much heart they put into their work as they capture the characters emotions and project them into their performance. They are entertaining storytellers and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for another awesome listen🎧

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  • Terri D
  • 20-10-20

Forbidden Love

Pippa has loved Drew for years as he is her brothers best friend and his sister is her best friend. Drew won't acknowledge his feelings because of her brother Finn's demands to leave his sister alone. This is an emotional book about forbidden love of best friends and siblings and the struggles both Pippa and Drew face because of it. Summer Morton and Stephen Dexter do a good job of telling the beginning of Pippa and Drew's story. This is book 1 and their journey continues in book 2.

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  • Petra
  • 18-10-20

Off-limits love

Pippa and Drew have deep feelings for each other for years. But her brother is Drew’s best friend and he promised not to touch Pip. They both can't resist though, their attraction towards each other is too strong. Wow, it's hard to have a love that’s off-limits when the feeling is mutual! I really enjoyed this first part of their story, which concludes in part 2 (Love Lock). I can’t wait to dive in. Great job by both narrators! They made it very easy to distinct the different characters.

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  • AEW
  • 14-10-20

Steamy, Angsty Story of Love and Desire

Love Block was a steamy and a bit angsty story of secret love and desire. Pippa and Drew had always been in love with other and while Pippa tried everything to get Drew to notice her, Drew pushed her away because her brother was his best friend. When they find themselves in close proximity, can they still fight their feelings? Pippa was a firecracker. She was so full of life and determined to make Drew see how good they could be together. Drew was a great guy and I really loved him, but I wanted him to own up to his feelings and talk to Finn. Summer Morton and Stephen Dexter did a great job of narrating this story. They really brought the characters of Pippa and Drew to life. This was a great start to the Love Lock Duet and I can’t wait to see what happens in the next book.

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  • Jocelyne
  • 14-10-20

Emotional Journey!

This is the first book in The Love Lock Duet. Pippa and Drew's story is emotional. Pippa is smart, sexy, and sassy. Drew is an intriguing character. They share an undeniable chemistry. Finn, Pippa's brother, and Drew's best friend, is very protective and controlling. Their forbidden journey is full of angst. Summer Morton and Stephen Dexter did a goodjob with the narration. Looking forward to listen to the next book in the Duet, Love Lock, to know what happens next.

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  • Sophy Sorn
  • 11-09-20

Good short story

Over all, I enjoy the book even thou I feel like the hero is a coward and that the heroine works so hard trying to get him to be with her. Her brother’s behavior is so childish lol but all in all it’s a good short read. Summer and Stephen did an incredible job at narrating

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  • Lisa Osborn
  • 11-09-20

Regrets and sizzling chemistry!

S. M. West really captures the difficulties of navigating a relationship with a friend’s family member! Pippa and Drew’s burgeoning relationship is burdened by the weight of appeasing others, being fearful of rejection, and the consequences of keeping secrets! Their story includes plenty of angst, suspense, regrets and sizzling chemistry! Drew needs to man up and accept the ramifications of his actions and stake his claim! Summer Morton and Stephen Dexter were wonderful narrators! Their performance really make you feel the emotionally charged relationship challenges they encounter!