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The Bombshell Effect

Narrated by: Troy Duran, Melissa Moran
Series: Washington Wolves, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
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Summary

Allie Sutton just got a new job. 

Not one she wants, and definitely not one she's prepared for. She hadn't seen her dad in years, so the last thing she expects upon his sudden death is to inherit the thing he loved more than anything (or anyone)...the professional football team he owned for the last 20 years.  

Luke Pierson does not want a new boss. 

What he wants is to be a good father to his daughter, the best quarterback possible for his teammates. What he doesn't need is a blonde bombshell ruining the team's chances at another championship. Especially when that bombshell turns out to be his new neighbor. The neighbor he was a complete jerk to the first time they met.  

For the sake of the team, they treat each other like complete professionals. In public, at least. Behind closed doors, it's a different story. And the fallout of giving in to that heat is something neither one of them can see coming.  

Contains mature themes.

©2018 Karla Sorensen (P)2018 Tantor

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  • Kelly - KCBookLover
  • 06-11-18

Blown Away by this Bombshell Romance

I absolutely fell in love with this book, savored listening to every word, I truly did not want it to end. The narration was absolutely fantastic, it was my first time listening to Troy Duran and his deep, rumbling voice was perfect for Luke. Melissa Moran - was a great Allie - she really makes you feel like you are part of the story, like you are hanging out with the girls recounting stories.

The writing was full of witty banter and steamy slow burn romance. The sexual tension and buildup to the first kiss had me brimming with anticipation and it was worth it! I am a sports romance junkie and this book ticked all the boxes for me. There is something so intriguing about the sports world and this story was written so that even a non sports fan will love it! What made it even better was the strong, powerful lead female character, a woman I could look up to, taking charge and not backing down when faced with adversity.

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  • Gi
  • 16-08-19

Amazingly Awesome!!!

Not only did I enjoy reading this, I also really enjoyed listening to it as well. I just Love Luke and Allie’s character. They are just so amazing. This book had me in so many emotions and I absolutely loved every single one of them!!!

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  • Lori E.
  • 29-04-20

Great book, great narration!

Troy Duran and Melissa Moran are both great narrators and this performance did not disappoint. The story is an enemy-to-lovers/workplace/single dad romance. I hate to label it though because it’s a great book and I have read and listened to the audiobook multiple times. Highly recommend!!

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  • B. D.
  • 16-02-20

Enjoyed

I did liked this story. I enjoyed Troy Duran and Melissa Moran’s performances. The love story of the owner of a football team and the quarter back is always a good beginning. If you like this book, read Susan Elizabeth Phillips version, It Had To Be You, which was a funnier story with less flowery wordiness. Also the performance of Anna Fields reading, It Had To Be You, was stellar. Read either book, better yet, read both, you won’t be sorry you took the time to do so.

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  • Lisa Osborn
  • 01-02-20

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This is the first book I’ve read by Karla Sorensen and I loved it 😍! Luke and Allie’s enemies-to-lovers story was inspiring! I loved how Allie took situations that may have caused her to become downtrodden or depressed and turned them around for her benefit with optimism and hard work! I also respected how Luke as a single parent was consistent in his love and support of his daughter and dedication to what he loved as a football player 🏈!Both Troy Duran and Melissa Moran were Fantastic narrators! Troy’s deep voice was exactly what I’d expect a footballer to sound like 🥰and Melissa’s emotional delivery was on point! Great listen 👍🏽

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  • tiffany.the.bibliophile
  • 06-11-18

All I’d had of her was stolen moments like this in the dark, and she deserved so much more than that.

I will take every single stolen moment between these two! Karla Sorensen has definitely become one of my favorite discovered authors that I hadn’t read from before. This is my second title from her and while I’ve read the ebook already listening on audio has been worth the work I ditched today.

Luke and Allie have such an organic evolution of their relationship leaving everything feeling genuine and fresh. No instant love or forced romance, just them! Perfectly timed plot that will leave you so satisfied by the end you won’t even know what to do with yourself.

Allie has just inherited ownership of a football team housing Luke Pierson and they basically are hard up from the start. Fate has made them neighbors and that’s only the beginning of their journey. But I will say this, if you love sports romance and a brooding hero... LOOK NO FURTHER. Karla Sorensen has perfected the genre, do yourself a solid and listen to this one!


“...I’ll treat you with the respect you deserve as the team quarterback, but you sure as hell better do me the same courtesy as the team owner. I may still be getting my footing, but I bet I could make all sorts of trouble for you if you ever felt the need to remind me what women who look like me usually do or say in your obnoxious, golden boy presence.”

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  • Cheryl
  • 29-05-20

I love Allie & Luke!

Single dad with an adorable girl and a QB for the local team. Yes please.

Single woman inherits her dad’s fortune with a football team. YES PLEASE.

I really enjoyed how Allie, surprised new owner of a football team, threw herself into her dad’s shoes. She researched, relied on his former staff and knew she had a big role to fill. Up until that point, she was a jetsetting influencer.

Luke is a quiet player. His dedication to his sport and daughter is what really keeps him going.

The meet-hate is what this couple was destined for.

I loved how story driven this was. It didn’t have a lot of drama, but the characters had their own set of issues and the paths they have and were taken.

It was interesting to see how this played out and I really liked it. I love when a story keeps speaking to me.

I also enjoyed the narration, but it’s been a while since I have heard Melissa Moran and even longer for Troy Duran, but they both did quite well. Troy is perfect as Luke.