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There’s a thin line between hate and tolerance, and it seems to sit squarely between us. Lola Bell could easily bring an army of men to their knees, as long as she never opened her mouth. She’s soft in too many ways. A people-pleaser who goes the extra mile. Some might call her an easy target. In short, she has all of the qualities that I despise. But when it comes to me, she doesn’t hesitate to fling her poison arrows my way. She has every right to her feelings. Over the years, I’ve given her plenty of ammo. Yeah, I hate Lola. But it doesn’t stop me from wanting her too. When she makes me a proposition I can’t refuse, there’s just one problem. She tastes so f*cking sweet. So f*cking good. So f*cking mine.

©2017 A. Zavarelli (P)2017 A. Zavarelli

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Great Story Idea...

Thank you to Laurel Schroeder for providing me with a free audiobook in return for an honest review.

Tap Left follows Lola and Adrian Daire.
Lola was the girlfriend of Adrian’s half-brother, until he died in a boating accident. Years later, Adrian still checks in with Lola and makes a proposal that he’ll teach her what guys want when she finds herself single and wanting to settle down. While they go on ‘fake dates’ and he teaches her how to be attractive, Lola signs on to the Tap Left app, a dating app that Daire does not approve of.

The storyline was okay. I like the enemies to lovers genres. It seemed to flow quite well in most parts.

I liked gradually hearing about Ryan, Daire’s brother and Lola’s ex-boyfriend. When we first hear about him, it is obvious that Lola misses him and did love him. However, as memories come through, we gradually find out that Ryan wasn’t such a great guy and I really liked that gradual leak of information.

The narrators in this audiobook were brilliant. I loved the voice of Daire, Aaron Shedlock.

I tend to quite like alpha male stories where the main male is a little arrogant, but Adrian Daire was downright vile, borderline abusive. I’ve already established a few months ago that I’m not into dom and sub stories but that part didn’t bother me. It was more the public ridicule that got to me quite a bit.

There were parts where I’d get quite bored and wish for the story to just finish, it seemed to go on much longer than it needed to.

I did hope that ‘That Guy’ who Lola was talking to on the top left app would appear as Mr perfect and take her away from Daire, but I did guess his story and wasn’t overly keen on it.

It didn’t make it obvious what the story of the boat accident was about. I maybe would have liked a little more of a story into it as it was such a big event in both of their lives.

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hot hot hot

What made the experience of listening to Tap Left the most enjoyable?

Tracy Marks and Aaron Shedlock were once again amazing at bringing the story to life they just do an amazing job.

What did you like best about this story?

the hot affair wow some of the things they got up to were just wow.

Which character – as performed by Tracy Marks and Aaron Shedlock – was your favourite?

loved both main characters could not pick between them

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

too hot to handle

Any additional comments?

this was such a great story so easy to listen to I had to stop a few times just to sleep but if I could would have listened to the whole book in one sitting.

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Alpha Douche Alert!

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Ok, so i didn't hate this book, but i didn't love it either!

This is a story of Lola and Daire, they have known each other for years, he is a very successful businessman and she is a plain, pretty owner of a small business and unlucky in the love department.

Daire however is an expert in the bedroom department and Lola asks him for help.

The only thing about this story is that Daire was a dick, plain and simple, i usually like the whole douche to nice guy story, but he didn't seem to change at all throughout the book.

Lola was a walking doormat and took everything Daire said & did to her, until about the last 10% where she suddenly discovered her lady balls.

This takes Alpha-douche to a whole new level.

Audio narration was by Tracy Marks and Aaron Shedlock, it was OK but the male voices from Tracy were a bit odd.

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Perfect - I was addicted from the get-go

I’m a huge fan of A Zavarelli, her writing has not let me down yet, and Tap Left did not disappoint. Adrian Daire is the epitome of the perfect book boyfriend (to read about, maybe not to date), I could read about guys like him every day. Successful, moody, demanding, protective, secretive, sexy alpha. Never willing to show any vulnerability, keeping his true feelings hidden in order to protect his true love. Speaking of his true love, all Lola Bell wants is to be loved and to find her happy ever after, she always seems to go for the bad boys. In order to attract the right kind of man she decides to ask Daire for assistance in sprucing up her image. Daire and Lola have a lot of history, not all good, but desperate times call for desperate measures. They have a very volatile relationship and it would appear that their obsession for each other is going to be counter productive to Lola finding a ‘nice’ guy. Daire is of the belief that no one is good enough for Lola, not even him. A story filled with secrets, lies and a few surprises. The narration was spot on. I’ve listened to a few Tracy Marks books and I’ve got to say I have never been disappointed, I consider her a go to narrator for me. Aaron Shedlock is the perfect Daire, I could listen to his voice all day.


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  • Misty
  • 16-12-17

Sweet & sinful

I think sweet and sinful are the perfect words to sum up this book. Although A Zavarelli is known for dark, this book is not dark. It’s angsty and lovely and emotional and heated. I truly enjoyed it.

Aaron Shedlock made for a perfect Dare. So incredibly confident and cocky, with this whole emotional and sweet side that was limited to his internal dialogue that Aaron made reality.

Tracy Marks was brilliant, as she always is for A Zavarelli characters. It’s almost as though they are written for her inflection and tone. Although I enjoy Tracy in all that she does, Zavarelli books are especially a favorite of mine.

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  • Kimberly Smith
  • 15-12-17

Good story, great narration

This story was just okay for me. As expected, there’s a lot of steamy sex but, the story and female lead leave something to be desired. There were numerous eye-roll moments and situations that are a real stretch of the imagination. I can’t explain without giving spoilers so just listen and decide for yourself - you may find you love it and I’m too critical. Either way, you will enjoy it because the narration is superb. As always, Aaron Shedlock and Tracy Marks give outstanding performances. I received a review copy at my request and voluntarily reviewed.

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  • Cyndi
  • 07-01-18

✫✫ 3.5 Stars ✫✫

This book was sweet and sexy! While I'm a little bored with this trope since this is the 3rd new release I've listened to in 1 week with that same story line, this one was a little different. It was a little darker and I love a dark "bad boy" with a softer side. I enjoyed this book a lot more than I thought I would when I realized the story line.

Aaron Shedlock is awesome as always!!! He is great with the cocky bad boy and the softer and sweet side too so he really nailed Daire's character perfectly. Tracy Marks is also an incredible narrator, she really brought Lola to life! These two narrators really compliment each other so well.

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  • Dragonfly
  • 22-12-17

Pulling My Hair

This is one of the most frustrating books ever. I had to force myself to finish it , but the narrators did a fantastic job. I just don’t like when the characters act so stupid, and the stupidity goes on for years.

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  • Jocelyne
  • 15-03-18

Great story, amazing narration!

I really appreciate my listen. This was my first A Zavarelli's book and won't be the last. I loved Dare and Lola's story. The narration was very great. I'm looking forward for more books from this author and narrators!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-01-18

Big ol mess

Really love this author's Boston Underworld series (thought the Ryland/Brighton books were just alright-- Ryland was sooo whiny, but that's for another review) but this book was a hot mess from start to finish. *Semi spoilers ahead*

Thoughts on Daire: Alpha males are a fine but overextended trope in this genre, which I guess romance writers are starting to catch on to. It seems their solution then is to make a "neo-alpha" of sorts that's as mean as possible until the third act and the reader is just supposed to excuse it because he had a hard upbringing/tragedy in his past. Sorry dude, does not give you the right to gaslight and abuse the supposed love of your life. He does things that made it hard to enjoy the HEA, because I was so distracted by his previous behavior.

Thoughts on Lola: I know virtually nothing about her after reading this book. Here's what I got: She owns a bookstore but apparently has NO qualifications to accurately run it. Her entire existence revolves around the men in her life, all of whom she allows to treat her with an alarming lack of respect. Oh and she's totes quirky because she wears purple glasses. That's about all you get from her. I wish the author had spent more time developing her particularities and less relying on the manic pixie dream girl cliche. YAWN.

I could go on, but read for yourself if you must. I'm honestly v confused by this one because it's such a departure from this author's other books, in terms of plot quality and development of the female protagonist. It gets a big YIKES from me.

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  • Inga Deborah James
  • 08-01-18

Tap Left

Loved the narrators but the story didnt work for me.

I am a big fan of A. Zavarelli's mafia romance books, but this one felt flat and just like any other NA which features an asshole "hero".

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  • tkassotis
  • 16-12-17

What a terrific mess!

This couple is the most messed up, tragically beautiful couple ever!
Have to be read to be believed and understood.
Realistic and gritty.
Loved it!

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  • kgagnon
  • 19-01-18

Exciting and Intoxicating Romance!

There is a fine line between love and hate and Lola is about to cross that line with Daire. They have a long, heartbreaking, and complicated history. Lola doesn't understand why Daire insists on being in her life when they both hate each other. Daire is successful, confident and a philanderer. So when Lola wants to find a good man to share her life, she asks him to teach her how to be seductive. Daire realizes that he finally has his chance to prove to Lola that he is not the loathsome man he once was and will do whatever it takes to make her his. This story is multifaceted with complex characters that morph and grow. Their journey is filled with heartbreak, guilt, closely guarded secrets, hope, desire, and fiery passion.
Narrators Tracy Marks,and Aaron Shedlock were superb at bringing these complicated characters to life. Their interpretations of Lola and Daire allowed us to see them with empathy and understanding.
The ending to this exciting and intoxicating romance is totally worth the journey.

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  • blue_river
  • 14-01-18

Tap Left

What a great book! I loved hearing the back story to these two and then seeing the way they grow. Love and hate are truly only separated by a thin line between the two emotions. So much pain and angst that these two felt and I was right along with them. I loved seeing the way this story ends and was glad to see that they were able to let go of the pain from their past. The narration and writing of this book is great and would recommend to all my friends.

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