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27 July 2016

❤❤ THE GAMBLE by Kristen Ashley Audiobook review ❤❤

Nina Sheridan desperately needs a timeout vacation. With a fiancé who can't even remember how she takes her coffee, Nina wants some distance to rethink her engagement. Flying halfway around the world from England to a mountain town in Colorado should do the trick. But when she finds a gorgeous man at her rental cabin, Nina's cold, lonely adventure suddenly heats up.

The owner of the house, Holden "Max" Maxwell is surprised by the beautiful woman who turns up at his door. But when Nina becomes ill, Max spends days nursing her back to health. A private man with a broken heart, Max finds himself drawn to the strong-willed woman. Soon it becomes impossible for Nina and Max to deny their growing attraction to one another. Yet even as these two wounded lovebirds think about taking a chance on a relationship, a dangerous secret from Max's past emerges-and threatens to end their love for good.

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*audiobook review*

I think the narrator of this book did a fabulous job with all the different accents she had to handle - deep country male, bitchy uppity female, snotty woman, British lady, relaxed moms, worried and damaged younger women, irate mountain man. She did the accent and the transition so smoothly and so well. She'd slip in and out of the accent so well, I'm not sure if she really is British or not. It all sounded so natural.

Sometimes an accent can pull your focus away from a story, take it away and put it on the accent. how ever, this made the story that much better. It brought Nina to life so much more. Brought Max to life. Even Bitsy, Cammie, Shawna, his mom, her mom, Arlene, everyone.

This book really did encompass everything. Every drama a woman can go through, every drama a small town can go through, every experience a family or circle of friends can go through. Everything that can shake someone's world, destroy someone's world. There were twists and turns every time you thought that the characters may have hit smooth waters. KA throws kinks in the story every single chance she could get.  But the story also covers everything that can build a woman back up- family, friends, love.

The one thing I will say is that to me, this audio did feel like it took a long time. a very long time. while the story is addicting and awesome, it was very, very long. Every time I thought it was over, there was still more to go. So while the narrator and story were fabulous , the length was a little .... rough

I gave this 4.5 stars

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