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Real Deal

Single Dads Club, Book 1
Narrated by: Wen Ross, Kai Kennicott
Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
4 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)
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Summary

From a secret duo of USA Today best-selling authors, comes the first complete standalone in the Single Dads Club set of books.

Red flags....

Too loud. Too clingy. Too much make-up.

I could go on and on. The other guys in the Single Dads Club would say I'm obsessed with finding them. But none of their kids' mothers call a maximum-security prison home either, so their opinions mean shit.

Caterina Santora has her own list of red flags....

She's too young. She's my client's daughter. She's my five-year-old's camp counselor.

Even after repeating this mantra to myself every morning on the way to Lily's summer camp, guess what happens the moment I see Cat? Yeah, that mantra turns into ride me, doggie style and reverse cowgirl.

Every. Damn. Time.

The fact that she doesn't remember me from six years before grates on me until I don't have it in me to leave her alone any longer. I have to have her. But our lives are opposites in every way. In no way compatible.

When we're together, all the complications fade away, and I have to keep reminding myself, even if I can have her - I can't keep her.

©2017 Piper Rayne Inc. (P)2018 Piper Rayne Inc.

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Boring story and characters

I was so bored throughout this book! Nearly stopped so many times. The hero is an arrogant moody a-hole - not sexy sultry and mysterious, just straight up moody. He doesn’t have any traits that are sexy or attractive. The heroine is just a bit dull too. There’s not really any plot either which doesn’t help, and it has a very anticlimactic and lacklustre ending.

I’ve heard about this duel narration thing where the male voice narrates the hero’s internal thoughts and what the male characters say, and a female narrator pipes in with any female voices, then opposite on the heroine point of view chapters. Other people seem to like this method of narration but it sounds terrible! Maybe it’s because the narrators aren’t good enough and the characters are rubbish. It sounds so forced with fake laughs.

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  • Chloe A. Trivelpiece (Bibliophile Chloe)
  • 08-02-18

Oh so smooth!

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

Hot, different, funny

Who was your favorite character and why?

Katarina, she is the bomb!

What about Kai Kennicott and Wen Ross ’s performance did you like?

Oh my me, loved Wen's Marcus and Kai's Kat....Both of their voices are as smooth as satin pajamas on silk sheets!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I loved the fact that they both were in every chapter, with Wen doing the male voices and Kai the female. This is the first audio book I have listened to that did that and it really grabbed me and pulled me into the story! I did laugh and I did blush which a good romantic comedy should!

Any additional comments?

I haven't been a huge fan of audio books, however after listening to this story, I am hoping that more authors have their audiobooks performed like this, with both narrators in the chapter instead of just one per chapter. It's hard for me to listen to a man read a female part and vice versa. This book was so enjoyable to listen to! Thank you!

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  • Virginia
  • 26-03-18

Enjoyed very much!

This is what happens to a lot of men in the world. It had humor in it and serious moments also. Wen and Kai are the perfect combination to make it come to life in their narration.

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  • SS
  • 25-03-19

A great listen

A fun listen. Wen and Kai did a phenomenal job narrating this story and giving life to Marcus and Cat’s characters. Definitely a must listen

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  • Lady Di
  • 15-02-19

Great story but....

This is a real shame. The book was great but come on.... both narrators should be sacked. Their reading was so bad. I had to return the book. The narration was so bad I couldn’t do it. I’ll have to just read it myself. Sorry audible to have to return another good book because the narration had no feeling

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  • PATRICIA
  • 19-08-18

The real deal!

Cat and Marcus had met 6 years earlier, but due to circumstances beyond her control, Marcus left and married another woman. Fast forward to now, and Cat is a summer camp counselor and who's daughter is there, but Marcus's. Though 10 years her senior, Marcus and Cat have a chemistry that is undeniable, and they cannot stay apart. Now in a summer fling relationship, there is more at stake than just some fun and sex. All three of their hearts are invested, including Lily's. Secrets are threatening and opportunities that may be too hard to pass up. Will they survive past the summer? I think Piper Rayne portrayed the perfect single father. Marcus is all about Lily, she is always first in his life, and has given her the love and security she needs. With Cat, she gives this duo the final piece to make them complete, and I love the way she goes about making that piece fit. With a little twist with Lily's mom and a little angst between the Marcus and Cat, a good listen is created. Love this summertime romance, perfect for those hot summer nights.

Kai Kennicott and Wen Ross give this story just the right amount of emotional tug. They always bring their best, but I especially love their narrations when they include children. Kai brings Lily to life so it sounds just like a 5 year old and Wen gives Marcus that protective, loving daddy voice. It's a great listen.

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  • Renae
  • 11-08-18

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I dont think the female voice matches the character. It kind of lessened my liking of the story - but she was a good story teller.

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  • Tre Talbot
  • 01-08-18

My Two Pennies

Oh my Marcus! Give me a man that is caring and will treat a woman right and I’m falling, add in a single dad that will do anything and everything for his child and I’m head over heels in love. The Single Dads club has a hilarious group of men that I can’t get enough of but when it comes to Caterina and Lily no one can tell Marcus to not be protective of them. This is a great story that had me hooked and couldn’t put down. I love how the characters from the other standalone series are intertwined within this one. I will undoubtedly be jumping into the other single dads books next.

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  • Darcie
  • 23-03-18

Single dads of little girls

Le sigh...this book...looooved it!! Single dad, Marcus, is in lust w his daughter’s camp counselor. Caterina is also the daughter of one of his clients and 10yrs his junior. Still, the attraction between them is unmistakable and before long they’re in a relationship. Will the relationship survive the summer? Cat’s an artist, with scheduled showings in NY in the Fall. Marcus’ ex also pops up...she’s serving time for armed robbery. Marcus struggles with his feelings for Cat and pushes her away when he thinks that his ex may be granted visitation. Doesn’t help that Cat’s sister also warned him off. Draamaaa! The sub characters are great as well. Fabulous narration. Totally worth the listen.

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  • Brittany Strickland Dunn
  • 28-02-18

The Real Deal

I really enjoyed Real Deal when I read the kindle version so I knew I would love the audio version. At first I didn't care for either Wen Ross and Kai Kennicott. I thought they didn't match the characters. However, the longer I listened, I realized how wrong I was. They brought the characters to life and I ended up really enjoying the audio. The only thing that I couldn't get over was Lily's voice. She sounded way too old for a 5 year old so sometimes I forgot she was the one speaking.

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  • Rhonda
  • 11-02-18

The Real Deal Dad

I really enjoyed this book about Marcus and Catarina. Marcus is a single, protective dad of 5 yr old Lily. He's such a great father that he even learned how to braid Lily's hair! Catarina is one of the summer camp counselors where Lily is going. Cat recognizes Marcus from 6 years earlier when they met and she threw herself at him but now she acts like she doesn't recognize him. Marcus recognizes her and tries to get her to recognize him. He always puts Lily first which is wonderful, but it sometimes leads to interruptions. They have some problems to overcome - he's 10 years older than Cat, he has an ex who is Lily's mother, he takes care of Cat's father's yachts, plus friends with differing opinions about their relationship. This book made me laugh and get upset with Marcus' friends and their advise. It's a little different than the previous books by Piper Rayne but it's still wonderful! I loved the duel narration by Kai Kennicott and Wen Ross, The female read all the female parts and the male parts by the male so you got both at the same time. I requested a free copy of the book and am giving my honest review.

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