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The Fine Line Between Love and Hate

Narrated by: Heather Firth
Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
5 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)
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Summary

A hilarious, opposites attract/enemies to lovers romance, The Fine Line Between Love and Hate will have you laughing and swooning at the same time.   

She's not a quiet librarian.  

My landlord is infuriating. 

He's uptight and rigid, right down to those dress shirts that do nothing to hide the muscle underneath. Sure, I never read the tenant's agreement. I have now. In fact, I've memorized it and I'm going to use it to my advantage while staying within the bounds of my contract. Is it my fault that those little decorative touches drive Charlie nuts? And who can resist purchasing a few vulgar gnomes to enhance the landscape?  

He's uptight and rigid.  

Note to self: Do not allow my mother to choose a tenant for my house ever again.  

She's the opposite of the quiet librarian I'm expecting. My tenant is outspoken, vibrant, and seems to get off on pushing all my buttons.  

It drives me nuts, but there's something there. Something that sparks a fire in me and when we're not butting heads those flames ignite.  

Whatever is happening couldn't possibly work. We're too different. I'm too set in my ways. 

Evie pushes me out of my comfort zone and she doesn't seem willing to give up, even though we hate each other more often than not.

©2017 Ashley Neumann (P)2018 Ashley Neumann

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  • Cassi
  • ScrolMates Blog
  • 10-12-18

Hilariously adorable

After my last read was heavier i was excited to get my hands on this one and it was just the fun pick me up I needed. It was so funny! My husband kept giving me funny looks. Evie was such a fun little spit fire I enjoyed her character so much and Charlie was the ultimate grumpy counter part. Super fun sweet read that will make you swoon.

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Lovely storyline

Such a lovely sweet book. Sweet characters that change for each other well. Funny as hell, love the gnomes!!! Feel good listen/read.

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Super Cute with GARDEN GNOMES!

If you're a hopeless romantic, like myself, then you will love this one as much as I did. This was a very like and quick paced novel. It's comical and made me grin a lot and got some chuckles from me as I was listening.

The story is a little predictable and you can somewhat anticipate where the author is taking it. However, this is definitely a pick-me-up and a very enjoyable listen. Plus there is some steamy action thrown in too!

I really liked how the narrator was able to bring to life the love hate relationship and chemistry between Evie and Charlie. I could easily tell if they were upset or frustrated and other emotions. Great performance.

Overall, this novel is just a whole lot of fun and I enjoyed listening. I look forward to more writing by this author and more performances from this narrator!

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Opposites attract!!!

LOVED loved loved this book, it is funny, cute, fast paced, well written and will have you grinning the whole time.

The characters are amazing, Charley & Evie with their very different personalities made things more amusing and entertaining.

But what was the best: the GNOMES, really, it was so fun to read, they were the best part of the story, it is so original.

Finally, the narrattion by Heather Firth, was so good, it's the first time I listened to her, but was surprised by how great her narrattion is, she brings all the characters to life with her different voices, she portrayes all the emotions the characters are going through in a perfect way, and her male voice is top notch, making the book so much enjoyable.

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That fine line!

Sometimes a good laugh and romance is just what I need to listen to. This book came at the right time. From the start, I knew Charley was the man for me. Borderline OCD, he loves to have his orderly life always in line. I can totally relate. In comes Evie, the new tenant. She is beautiful, but nothing like Charley. While he is driving her crazy with his rules, she is pushing his boundaries and wreaking havoc on his life. It's incredible foreplay to a steamy, hot and ideal romance. These two have banter that left me laughing out loud. From the inappropriate gnomes(who came up with this hysterical idea?) to the romantic dates, to dinner with the parents, this story is off the charts original, funny and charming. Evie and Charley are great characters, with realistic flaws and practical problems. They are easy to relate to and made this listen so much fun!

Heather Firth is the incredible narrator for this book. She is fast becoming a go to narrator for me. With her ability to switch between roles of male and female characters and her comedic timing in this book, she made the listen fly by and some of the best entertainment I have listened to lately.

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A fine listen you’ll laugh out load

This was a funny laugh hope your pants are dry funny . My first from the author. Hope she has more out soon . Ashley knows what the reader is looking for and delivered it with this story The story had me in stitches with the banter . It was a great story .
The story has gnomes who is perfect for this story . Charlie and Evie were perfect for each other . Like opposites even each other out . Charlie was an OCD person and very set in his ways . Evie tried to change him , open him up a bit . It was a ruse so people can get fed up and leave her . It didn’t work between Charlie, he stuck around and both He and Evie were meant for each other’s. Grab it and you’ll keep on laughing.
Heather was perfect for the narration . She has a strong , clear , smooth sexy voice . She brought the story to live . She was perfect .

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Loved it!

I loved this book and really didn't want it to end! Ashley Erin! Thank you for a such a great story, had me hooked and laughing out loud. I loved the characters and the Gnomes!!! Heather Firth has an amazing reading voice and brought the characters and their foibles to life beautifully. Loved it!

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  • Bette H
  • @ AudiobookObsession
  • 17-11-18

An Awesome, Fun 💘 Story & Fabulous Narration!🎧

This book was hilarious, romantic comedy at its best! I will never be able to look at a gnome again with out thinking of Evie and Charlie, well done Ashley Erin well done. You created and wrote a wonderful story with just as wonderful characters. Lots of laughs along with drama and heartfelt moments. The small town charm and camaraderie was a nice touch, as well as the supporting cast of characters. Would be great to hear more about them as well as Evie and Charlie. Thank you for this wonderful read, it was enjoyable and entertaining.

I listened to the audio edition, Heather Firth is an amazing narrator & storyteller. She performs the voices of all the different characters, switches roles back and forth effortlessly with out missing a beat. She sets the perfect tone for the story and brings the characters and their story to life from the pages to your ears. Thank you for another great listen!!

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Small town cuteness

I loved listening to Charlie and Evies story. The could not be more polar opposites but find themselves drawn together. I couldn’t get enough of their story and I love the community the story is based around.

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  • Sara
  • 23-11-18

Adorably laugh-out-loud funny!

This was a completely adorable story! Who would have ever thought these two could mix and mingle and not come out dead or dismembered! Evie and Charlie are so incredibly different! Evie was amazing and I could seriously see her and I being besties! I like her outlook on life. Charlie is... umm... uptight? Wound so tight he might just explode is really about right! His uptight ways made me laugh and roll my eyes... I just can't imagine. I'm surprised he doesn't have ulcers the amount he stresses.

Anyway, the narrator, Heather Firth was fantastic! She was upbeat and fun... just what this book calls for. There were some sections in the story that were so funny that you could feel Miss Firth's smiles! Enjoyed her narration a lot.

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  • Monica M.
  • 23-11-18

Fun, sexy rom-com!

This was my first by Ashley Erin and it was so fun! This is a sexy, funny, opposites attract listen with fantastic narration! Heather Firth does an amazing job!

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  • Sophie Koufes @AudiobookObssesion, @digitaldirtygirlbookblog
  • 17-11-18

Librarian VS Teacher Against Garden Gnomes

The Fine Line Between Love and Hate is a frolicsome, opposites attract/enemies to lovers romance. This is a fashionable, innovative novel that is charming and so much fun to listen to. It will have you laughing out loud and felling giddy. I absolutely adored Evie and her peppy personality. I loved Charles and his uptight attitude. These two opposites attract and bring out the best in each other. I loved the comical banter between Evie and Charles. Supporting character's were campy and brought extra frenzy. I loved how each chapter had a title and told who was talking. With a perfect epilogue to wrap up this witty narrative.
Narrator Heather Firth did excellent voice changes for each character. The narration showcases a smooth, light tone, with a perfect pace. I absolutely loved listening to this audiobook and plan on doing a relisten. Looking forward to listening to more audiobooks from this narrator and author. I highly recommend listening to this audiobook as it brings happiness.

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  • Jennifer K.
  • 17-11-18

Fun Fun

Up tight teacher and feisty librarian go head to head in this fun romance. Loved the naughty gnomes. I could absolutely picture them in the yards. Enjoyed these two finding their balance in each other. And OMG the reading nook sounded Devine.

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  • Angela Gagliardi
  • 16-11-18

Sweet and cute romance

This was an easy listen. Great narration and a good story line. I liked that the male character wasn’t the embodiment of perfection but would have liked if the author delved a bit deeper into his ‘quirks’. It felt like the issue was being skirted a little. Loved and laughed about the garden gnomes!

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  • Katharoo
  • 16-11-18

Love and hate romcom

Really enjoyed this first book by a new author, it’s a quirky hate of ones landlord until Evie gets one look at him, only the first sight doesn’t reveal their relationship with one another and then the fun begins. Evie sounds like a girlfriend anyone who loves shenanigans would love. It’s a cute, and crazy love story of not giving up on love even with opposites in the mix. Charles is stuck in his ways, will Evie make him realize he needs to change, listen to find out what all the gnome is about, lol.

I’m going to check if I have any other audiobooks by Heather Firth, really loved her narration of both POVs, she shows amazing talent in expressing both views. Loved this audiobook, time well spent♥️

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-11-18

Loyalisa30

This is a funny little rom-com of how opposites attract! The quirky yet adorable heroine has to come to terms with her faults while forgiving the hero of his faults. On the other hand, the hero with his OCD tendencies has to learn to overcome his strict issues of insecurity and accommodate the differences of the heroine. The narration should be in dual POV and left something to be desired.

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  • Darcie
  • 12-11-18

Who knew garden gnomes r romantic?

Charlie has asked his mom to find a tenant for his rental property and is pleased when she’s leased it to the new town librarian. That is, until he drives by his property and sees flowers planted in between his perfectly planted shrubs!! The horror!! So begins the battle of wills...Evie is quirky and fun loving and Charlie is just shy of OCD. Expect witty banter and lots of vulgar garden gnomes. Can these two compromise and find love? Great HEA!
#QuirkyFamilies #Funny #SmallTownLove #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

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  • IrishRose
  • 14-12-18

An opposites attract love story

I give this love story a 3.5 stars. I found Charlie's OCD behavior totally annoying although at the end he was able to compromise with Evie & have their happily ever after ending. I enjoyed listening to Heather Firth's narration, would definitely buy audiobooks narrated by her.

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  • Erin Lewis
  • 10-12-18

A GOOD LISTEN

Both the author Ashley Erin and Narrator Heather Firth are new to me and and I have no idea why that is the case.

I really enjoyed this story and performance, with quite a few laugh out loud moments to be sure peppered throughout the book..

How could two people who are so totally different become involved.? That is the question when Librarian Evie and teacher (and Evie’s landlord) Charlie meet and despite themselves become attracted.

I absolutely loved the character of Evie and would love such a friend in my life. Charlie on the other hand I wanted to smack across the back of the head a few times and tell him to grow up. He was so rigid in his views and opinions that at times I wanted to strangle him. However he did redeem himself in the end; I particularly enjoyed his inter actions with his 2 best friends', who despite his quirks have always been there to support him.

Evie’s outlook on life is to enjoy herself without too many attachments forming. She grew up in the foster care system and some of her memories truly broke my heart. Heather Firth did a great job with her narration and you could feel and hear the pain that Evie was in.

I loved that Going Haywire was set in the small town and that you get the experience of living in a small town through the eyes of the characters.

Although my first book from Ashley Erin and Heather Firth, it most certainly will not be my last.