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Here's the deal. I'm 16, and I'm getting married. Super weird, I know.
It was just me and my dad. We lived on a cattle ranch in Montana. He died suddenly, leaving me an orphan (which is still a thing). I'm 16 months away from being a legal adult, so I have two choices. A foster home or marry Jake Talley. My dad's foreman and really, my best friend.
It's legal. It solves all my problems. Except now, I'm living with Riverbend's hottest cowboy - my husband in name only - and I'm still in high school. Where no one wants to date weird, married Ellie. Still, all we have to do is wait until I'm 18 to get a divorce. Then, Jake and I can go back to being normal.
We've got this. Right?
I never saw this coming. Married. To a kid I've known her whole life. But there was no way in hell I was going to let her live at a foster home. The ranch is where she belongs.
Sure we're married, but it's not real. Just a piece of paper. My girlfriend is furious. But I know I'm doing the right thing. For 16 months, it's me and Ellie against the world.
No big deal. Or is it?
Contains mature themes.
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Male narrator miss
I had low expectations for this book, but I was very pleasantly surprised! The story and writing aren’t shallow. It’s really okay. Not grating and worthy of eye rolls like a lot of contemporary romance. I’m interested enough that I finished the book and wanted to know what happens next.
And the female narration is truly fantastic! I average over 200 hours a month listening to audiobooks, and I know good and bad narration! I was very impressed with the female narrator. I so wished they would have had her do the whole book and scrapped the male narrator!
He does okay for the male parts, but he switches to what sounds like an overly dramatic super effeminate gay man parody for the female parts. All of his parts make the story sound stupid, like an SNL sketch or something. I so wish whoever produced the audio version would have told him to stop it! It would have been better for him to just use the same voice for all the parts. I ended up fast forwarding most of his parts, and I’m so disappointed to see him listed as a narrator for the rest of the series!
It’s true the way the story is broken up is a rip off. Using a full credit on four-hour books gave me pause. They definitely should have been combined or included in the Escape package.
Having said all that - I like the story well enough to continue with the series.
- debbie morrison
omg didn't know this was going to be a cliffhanger. much really happened in this book.