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Off the Air

Running on Air, Book 1
Narrated by: Stacey Holmes, Will M. Watt
Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
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Summary

Spending a month filming a reality TV show with your ex is no picnic. 

Especially when you’ve signed a contract stating that the two of you will not, under any circumstances, have romantic relations while filming. 

Leanne Simmons and Callum Davidson never had an easy relationship. From enemies to lovers and back to enemies, they’ve been on again/off again for years. Things come to a head when Callum gets into an altercation with a rival for Leanne’s affections. Their management decide enough is enough and give them both an ultimatum: sign the contract or leave the show. 

Unwilling to give up their livelihoods, Callum and Leanne sign on the dotted line. However, like always, they can’t resist making a bet. Callum thinks it’s only a matter of time before they break the agreement, while Leanne is determined to see it through. 

Can she resist him for an entire month without losing her sanity? And what if this is the one bet that finally breaks them both? 

Off the Air is a contemporary romance and Book One in L.H. Cosway’s brand new Running on Air series. Each book focuses on a different couple and can be read as a stand-alone.

©2019 L.H. Cosway (P)2019 L.H. Cosway

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Brilliant

I am a huge fan of LH Cosway. I have read everything she has put out there and loved it!! I was thrilled when I heard this series was coming and could not wait to read!
When I had the chance to get the audible Audiobook I jumped at the chance.
Now, I decided only to listen in the car on my daily commute, and about an hour in total, to see if I could stay in the story. And I really had to stop myself grabbing the headphones when I got home!
First the story...
The story carries on from the virtual novella and u do think it is worth familiarising yourself with the start of this journey before diving into this one.
The story, and as I'd expected, has all the emotions. I totally loved Leanne and her independence even if I did want to slap her a couple of times too!!
But Cal was the star for me. The was he realised what he needed to do and his determination to get it right is through the core of this story. Their joint heartbreak is forever present and even though I just knew they would get their HEA I was on tender hooks all the way. The thrill and danger of parcour is ever present and I just kept waiting for the next major accident!!
The narration....
Amazing!!! I had the feels all the way through! They really bought the story to life for me and Stacey Holmes has some great accents to hand!!!
All round, this is just worth it. Easy five stars for story and narration.
Thank you and bring on the rest of the series.

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  • Jaime
  • 10-05-19

Narrators were AWESOME!

First my review of the story itself:

Oh buddy. You're in for an emotional ride with this one!

Hearts on Air was in my top 3 for favorite books in the entire Hearts series, so I was SO excited to read this one. The glimpse we got of Leanne and Callum in that book left me wanting so much more. I knew there was so much more to their story and I was so right.

Callum was amazing. In HoA he comes across as this self-serving, narcissistic jerk and he was, but in this book we got to see him fully grow into the compassionate, caring side we all hoped he had. This man has DEPTH and such deep emotional scars that you can absolutely understand why he acted the way he did. I loved seeing how much he cared about Leanne and how much he struggled with everything they went through. More often than not we don't get to see a man's perspective on their situation so I was really happy that Ms. Cosway included that part. I thought it was handled really well and, despite never having gone through that, I genuinely felt their grief and their pain.

Leanne was such a mixed bag for me. I'll be honest, I didn't like her in the middle. I liked her a bit in the beginning because I had always liked her previously, but by the middle towards the end I. COULD. NOT. STAND. HER. She treated Callum terribly and I was so mad at her because he was honestly trying. Her negativity was guiding her emotions, though, and I kept having to remind myself that this woman went through earth-shattering trauma. By the end, I completely understood why she acted that way. She grew so much more than even Callum did because she finally accepted and acknowledged her part in everything that transpired between the two of them. It made me like her so much more by the end of the book.

As usual, this book was well written and the entire story line was well thought out. You get a wide range of emotions from this one from anger to grief to happiness and back again. I am so excited that this is a series because I can see how each character's story is going to come into play and I can't wait to see how their stories completely unfold. I have a feeling we're in for an epic ride.

Now the narrators:

Wow! Talk about some amazing narration. I absolutely loved both of these narrators. They embodied Callum and Leanne perfectly. I loved their accents for everyone, too. I love when the narrators actually have the accents the characters are supposed to have because they have the natural dialect to make them seem more real. I sincerely hope these two will narrate the rest of the series!

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  • Crystal S.
  • 24-11-19

Great story with all the feels!

I listened to Air Kiss before Off the Air and I think it made this book that much better. You get a better understanding of Leanne and Cals relationship. Hughly recommend the audio for both, the narration is amazing!

Off the Air picks up 3 years after Air Kiss and I can honestly say that right off the bat, my heart was broken by this book and what had happened to my characters that I had fallen in love with in the novella. Throughout the whole book, I was rooting for Cal on his quest to win Leanne back, although to some extent I did understand Leanne's feelings and sympathized with her, but for the most part Cal was the hero of the story for me. And as I said before, the narration killed it (in a good way) for me. I love any book read with an accent, but this one just really brought home the agony and anguish and love between these two characters. I can't wait to read more in this series and hopefully we'll get a peek back into these two's lives.

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  • Sonja T
  • 30-05-19

Sweeps you off your feet

I’m so emotional right now. Never have I ever cried happy tears over a book, but I did during a special scene in this. It might have something to do with this being an Audiobook. I really don’t want to spoil anything, just want to assure you that you will take an emotional roller coaster ride with this book. You will want to scream, laugh, cry and embrace the main characters. I’m totally invested. I loved both narrators and I can’t wait for the next one. Thanks for bringing the characters to life this way.

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  • LaureNick03
  • 29-05-19

Simply Amazing

This book is amazing, I absolutely adore it. Leann and Callum are introduced in the Hearts series. After agreeing to be on a reality show together they can't deny the sparks that fly between them, seeing each other in secret. A tragic accident pulls them apart and plunges them both into grief. The book time jumps a little showing a scene from the present, then going back in time in the next chapter to fill in information. The push and pull, the grief, the angst, the anger, was all beautifully written, my heart hurt for both Leann and Callum. There were several times when I just wanted Leann to let Cal love her like he wanted to, like he was offering to, instead of pushing him away. It wasn't all grief and angst, the banter between characters was witty and funny and had me laughing several times. I love that the premise of the book, a reality show about parkour, is unique and different. I listened to the audio and absolutely love both narrators. Will M. Watt and Stacy Holmes did such a fantastic job and really brought the characters and story to life. This is a fantastically stunning book, I highly recommend it to anyone looking for something a little different.

I was given an audio book in exchange for a review.

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  • JessicaMattie
  • 29-05-19

Amazing!!

Another amazing book! This story gave me all the feels. Also, the narrators were phenomenal. I could listen to this again and again.

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  • E. Black
  • 28-05-19

Yet another book I loved by LH Cosway!

Sexy, angsty, intense, funny, lovable! Fast, fun, & well written. Will read/listen again and again!

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  • M for Margaret
  • 26-05-19

Wonderful story wonderfully read

L.H. Cosway has an amazing way with words. Her storytelling is always evocative and her characters multidimensional. I get lost in her books and I'm always sad when they end.

I was nervous that the actors would be distracting as sometimes happens when a voice doesn't match my idea of what the characters or narrator should sound like, especially when the book is written in the first person. My apprehension was unfounded. The actors were wonderful. It felt like the characters were speaking to me, telling their stories, the emotions were clear and sounded genuine in the reading.

This audio book gets all the stars!

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  • Connie Wilhoit
  • 25-05-19

Oh My emotional roller coaster

l h cosway is a genius. My emotions are all over the page with this book. I can appreciate a man’s point of you weigh more now Callum is just wonderful. Things I had not thought out from that perspective for sure I was open to. I went back-and-forth with LeaAnn. These kids have so much heart ache and still I believe so much love. I am in all of how well e my emotions are all over the page with this book. I can appreciate a man’s point of view way more now Callum wonderful. Things I had not thought of from that perspective for sure I was opened too. I went back-and-forth with LeaAnn. These kids have so much Hardick and still I believe so much love. I am in all of how well L.H. writes ! The narration of this book is perfect. I might love will The narration of this book is perfect. I might love will watch m watt ! Excellent job all around left it highly recommend this book can’t wait to see the next

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  • Diane S.
  • 19-05-19

Awesome story with All The Feels!

I love Off The Air. The story starts us off with some heartbreak. It hits us with angst and emotion that is tempered with humor and fun banter. But there is at all times the strong connection between Leanne and Callum.
Leanne is hiding from her pain and in a way acting out and pushing Cal away.

“And nobody has life figured out. We’re all just taking stabs in the dark, learning as we go along.”

I listened to this story on audiobook and the awesome narration by Stacey Holmes and Will M Watt made this such a great listening experience! Audiobook is definitely the way to go with this one!
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  • Annie V
  • 19-05-19

Fantastic audiobook!

As with the Air Kiss audio-book, I think the author selected the perfect narrators for this book. Stacey Holmes and Will M. Watt really helped submerge me in the story as L.H. Cosway intended when she wrote it. I had previously read the ebook version of Off the Air, and could not begin to imagine what the characters sounded like. Instead of thinking like an American in London, I was able to get a better feel for the life of a native in London.

The story itself is wonderful, a second-chance sports romance - but with Parkour athletes instead of athletes from typical, organized sport teams. The author nicely developed the characters, building on what we already learned in Air Kiss, and providing multi-dimensional characters with family relationships, and complex motivations. In addition to Leann, who I loved from the start, and Callum, who I grew to love as we got to know him better, there was an interesting, and complex cast of supporting characters. There was excitement and drama throughout the book, derived from both the sport and the relationships among the characters. The author's descriptions of the venue's visited was amazing, as I found myself doing some research to actually "see" the sights.

This is a standalone novel, with a happy ending for those of you wondering. However, there are links to the author's Hearts series where we first met Trevor, as well as the rest of the Running on Air series yet to come. There are so many questions I want to see answered in this series: what is in James' future? Will Leeann set up Paul with a certain someone? What is Neil hiding? What happens with Michaela's crush? How are Trevor and Reya doing? Will Isaac get a love interest?

I highly recommend you listen to this audio-book. I think you'll enjoy it, and then you will also want to know the answers to these questions.