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Summary

Australian crime reporter Maddie Grey is out of her depth in New York, miserable, and secretly drawn to her powerful, twice-married media mogul boss, Elena Bartell, who eats failing newspapers for breakfast. As work takes them to Australia, Maddie is goaded into a brief, seemingly harmless bet with her enigmatic boss - where they have to tell the complete truth to each other. It backfires catastrophically.

Contains mature themes.

©2017 Lee Winter (P)2018 Tantor

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loved it!

great writing, didn't want it to end! ... made me look forward to the drive into work just so I could listen to the next chapter

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Worth the gamble

Not having read any Lee Winters previously I was unsure what to expect but this was a great story that was hard to pause! Easy to listen to, amusing, poignant, and loved the strong, well rounded characters.

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loved it!!!

Funny and sharp, Maddie is a strong lead with wit and couldn't stop listening...
Well writen and performed the characters came out clearly with their personalities projected well.

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LOVED this book! I want more more more 😁

I found this story original and very well written....Angela Dawe executes each character superbly. I was eager to find the time each day to listen.

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amazing

loved the simmering passion throughout. only surfacing at the end. couldnt bear to stop listening. the narrators did an excellent job. looking forward to more of lee winter's books.

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Outstanding

The prose was glorious. Crafted and polished with some real gems that made me sit up and admire the writing.
The story was fresh and really interesting.
The narration was excellent and it really brought the characters to life, an extra layer on top of the excellent writing.
I could feel the experience of the writer, Lee Winter certainly knows how to craft and deliver a story.
Great read.

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  • Tracey
  • 19-05-18

Very surprising!

A lot of other reviewers said it is like The Devil Wears Prada, but in only context of the fashion industry. I really enjoyed the book and the narrator did a good job with the different voices and accents. It was also nice to have a romantic novel without the sex scenes every other page. It’s has also a good message of how truthfulness can be a hinderance or allowing for further dialogue. I do hope I can more of the author’s work on Audible. I literally couldn’t put down my headphones.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 11-05-18

An outstanding book

I absolutely loved the book when I read it. I loved the interaction between the two main characters and how hints at Elena's character were revealed. It was fun reading about their interactions and Elena's reluctant toleration of Maddie growing to an appreciation and a need. This harkens back to old black and white movies with witty banter between the two main characters.

But Ms Dawe turns out to vastly enhance the book, which i didn't think possible. She perfectly conveys Maddie's emotions and provides a really humanizing portrayal of Maddie, especially her shock and embarrasment, which happens a lot in this book. She makes Maddie completely adorable and wonderful.

She also makes Felicity just borderline awful, but just the right side of awfully high strung.

This is one of my favorite audiobooks.

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  • Anita
  • 19-05-18

lg4az

This has to be one of my all time favorites. The narration is the BEST I've heard and I've heard over a hundred books. I can't recommend this book enough. Great characters, great story.

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  • Margaret
  • 13-05-18

Excellent Audio!

I loved The Brutal Truth. It's a cross between an Ice Queen romance and a falling for your boss workplace romance. I thought both main characters were very relatable. Angela Dawe does an excellent job with the narration.

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  • dreamer
  • 11-05-18

Very entertaining

I haven't read The Brutal Truth before listening to this audiobook, so this was the first time I met the story.
It's clearly based on The Devil Wears Prada, but it's very well written and very entertaining.
And the narrator Angela Dawe was amazing with all the different accents and voices, but also with story telling - an absolute delight and this story lets her show her talent. Brilliant.

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  • Michael
  • 07-01-19

Compelling Romance Novel

I really enjoyed the lead characters in this story and the journey the took towards each other.

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  • Ann Hartman
  • 05-01-19

"The Devil Wears Prada" Lesbian Romance Version

This story is like "The Devil Wears Prada" but as a lesbian romance.

The story was great. I couldn't put it down, which is rare. I loved how they kept coming back again and again. I appreciate that it was such a sexy, romantic book without needing a lot of sex scenes.

The narrator was excellent. 3 or 4 different accents, even more voices, very impressed.

I look forward to more from this author.

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  • cjldypyro
  • 04-01-19

Want the truth? THIS IS FABULOUS!

Ice queen meets fish out of water. Wonderfully written and extraordinarily narrated. You won't regret it.

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  • J.B.
  • 17-12-18

Best Ice Queen Thawing Romance

One of the best books I've read and listened to this year. Lee Winter is truly the Queen of writing Ice Queen thawing romances. Angela Dawe kept me enthralled in the audiobook version.

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  • watt a trip
  • 23-11-18

More than 5 stars!

I loved this book so much! I smiled or laughed all the way thru it. The narrator was awesome! If I could rate it more than 5 stars, I would!