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The Sham

Convenience, Book 1
Narrated by: Elena Wolfe, Sebastian York
Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
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Summary

Our marriage is a sham. I'm the first to admit it. Only privately, of course. 

Notorious playboy Luka Zoric needs a wife and the good PR it brings. 

I just need the career boost being his top model will give me. It's a win-win - on paper. But since when has real life been simple?

His jealousy makes me crazy.

The control he maintains over my body is unacceptable.

I really shouldn't be so turned on by it.

But there's more to both me and my husband than meets the eye. 

And it isn't long before I'm wondering - which of us has made the bigger mistake? 

Book one of three.

©2020 Stella Gray (P)2020 Stella Gray

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Is it a sham?

Fast paced, exciting and steamy, Stella Gray has another winning series on her hands! I can tell from this first book we are in for a fantastic ride. Luka needs to fix his reputation in order to make the family company more respectable. What better way than to get married? With his pick of any model he wants, he chooses Brooklyn. Brooklyn has been looking for her big break and several years ago was offered that chance in a quick hook up with Luka. Now is her real chance. Marry him and soar to the top. But could it be that easy? Talk about off the charts chemistry. These two have it in spades. Luka is definitely an overprotective alpha and Brooklyn is a smart, ambitious woman. Will they find out they are a good fit or is this all a sham? Leaving us on a cliffhanger that has us anxiously awaiting the next in the series, Gray has captured my attention and her characters have my heart!

Elena Wolfe and Sebastian York are amazing as always. These two have a rhythm that flows and the chemistry makes the story. They make the storytelling sound easy and the characters alive!

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  • Linda G
  • 08-08-20

Disappointed

There is suppose to be another book that is the conclusion to this story. I can't find it on Audible. I HATE books that leave you hanging. I am having second thoughts on reading any more of her books.

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  • Lisa
  • 06-08-20

Cliff hanger

Beware of the cliffhanger! My wish is for authors to have all the audible books out at one time! When is the next audible expected?

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  • Avid Reader
  • 08-08-20

Cliffhanger!!!! Story Was Great

I hate cliffhangers. The storyline and characters were great. I knew something was off as I got close to the end and there wasn't any drama. Very disappointed because the second and third books I can't get with Audible and the last two are $7 each as Kindle books.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 03-08-20

Not a Sham

Loved loved this book , can't wait for next book. I'm so excited its almost like it was when i'm was waiting for the next Fifty Shades movie to come out . Another must read by Stella.

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  • Erin Lewis
  • 07-08-20

Ends of a heck of a cliffhanger

Stella Gray is a new author to me. Narrated by Elena Wolfe and Sebastian York, they did justice to the storyline and I found them easy to listen too and they really brought the story to life for me. This is the first book in the Convenience trilogy and be prepared this ends in a cliff hanger so you have been warned.  
From start to finish Stella Gray wove together a story that drew me in and kept me hooked. This was an entertaining, at times humorous story with secrets and was steamy.

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  • Susie
  • 31-08-20

Okay

I listened to this because it was part of the audible escape package. It felt like the same story as her other books. I hate that every time her female characters are about to stand up for themselves they just end up having sex and burying their problems. Also, there’s always something they are hiding and then get caught. Too predictable and frustrating. Probably won’t finish the series.

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  • cool in nyc
  • 24-08-20

CLIFFHANGER

I wish I had read the reviews before I listened to this book. My fault. I just looked at the stars. I hate cliffhangers. I don't usually use my credits on books that are less than 10 hours. I enjoy Audible Escape for shorter books, and for a lot of wonderful authors like Linda Lael Miller. If I had realized this was part of a series I would have checked to see if the whole series was on Escape. I'm not willing to spend my credits to find out how the story ends, as much as I enjoyed the story. I do enjoy series of books that can stand alone, and then the stories of the people continue in the next book. Building on previous books to deepen characters and story lines is great. Using cliffhangers to ensure sales of the next book is a cheap trick in my book, and it doesn't work.

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  • Unknown
  • 20-08-20

Annoyingly good!

Stella is one of my favorite authors so I'm always reading her story even if I'm angry 85% of the time at how stupid the main female roles usually are and her main male roles are always beyond any amount of jerk you can encounter throughout your life. THAT been said, she is an amazing writer.

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  • Edwina "I Love books"
  • 17-09-20

EXCELLANT NARRATORS!!

AUDIBLE EDITION 5 STARS NARRATION BY ELENA WOLF AND SEBASTIAN YORK IS EXCELLANT!!

Convenience Trilogy is the story of the younger Zoric son Luka. Luka was a drunk and Man Hoe in the Arranged series. After his father Constantine Zoric was sent to prison for sex trafficking Luka grew up and stopped womanizing and drinking to help his brother run there new modeling agency. KZ Modeling has been renamed Danica Rose Modeling and totally reorganized. After there father is imprisoned the new company is still suffering from the scandal. Stefan the older brother has decided Luka needs to change his image and marry. (Stefan and Tori's story is The Arranged Trilogy) Its Outstanding!!

Three years prior Brooklyn Moss had a one night stand with Luka. He just left her in bed and never signed her to a model contract. She back and thinking she is having an interview for a modeling job. Its more then a modeling job Luka is offering. Its Marriage. A Sham marriage to try and fix his public image. Brooklyn excepts. But Brooklyn is hiding something. What is she up too?

The story is very erotic. I love Luka and his Alpha ways but Brooklyn came across a bit promiscuous and scheming. She came across as immature and very self centered. I guess I was looking for another Tori the lead character from "Arranged trilogy" she was written perfectly and she was only 18.

I also, think the story is overpriced for what you get and the ending is very abrupt!! You will need to have book too The Contract ready to read!!

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  • CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹
  • 15-09-20

A VERY ADDICTIVE & COMPELLING TRILOGY

This arranged marriage really was a rollercoaster as hurt feelings, blurred lines, misunderstandings, secrets, misdirection, the lack of communication and outside forces all play a part in a marriage which was only meant to be fake. However, when chemistry, lust, compatibility, emotions, compassion and sexcapades obliterate the carefully constructed walls and battle lines, it causes a lot of rubble to plough through before the light of the HEA can finally be seen. And I must admit that, by the end of book two, I wanted to send both of them to the naughty step for timeout from all the bad behaviour, angst and drama.. and angst.. and angst. However, it was a great ride, if a wee bit predictable at times, but still really enjoyable nonetheless. And the dual POV storyline was brought to life perfectly by Elena and Sebastian.. two trusted well loved A list narrators who give awesome performances with feels and flavor every.. single.. time.

Worth a credit? I waited til all three books in the trilogy were out because I knew going in that this was going to be an addictive rollercoaster rocky romance - which it definitely was.. and yes, the other two books are (IMO) creditworthy.