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An Amazon Charts best seller

Wall Street Journal best-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills delivers a smart and sexy contemporary romance about a smoking-hot professional football player and the small-town girl he can’t resist.

We start off with a lie on Valentine’s Day. 

My blind date isn’t the studious guy I expected: He’s a drop-dead gorgeous player with sinful amber eyes. Somehow we end up at his penthouse. I blame the gin and tonic. 

The next day I learn he’s Jack Hawke - bad-boy professional quarterback with a murky past. The NDA he has me sign should be a warning that he isn’t a regular person. Please. I sign it Juliet Capulet, so goodbye, famous football player with abs of steel, and good luck tracking down this small-town librarian. 

But Jack keeps showing up in places I least expect him. Just when I’m sure he’s gone, he waltzes into my community theater and wins the part of Romeo to my Juliet. How’s a plain, mostly innocent girl like me supposed to resist a man like him? 

Is Jack my real Romeo...or will this gorgeous football player only break my heart?

©2020 by Ilsa Madden-Mills. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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This Romeo will steal your heart

Book 1 in a series. Loved it. Finished it in a day . How the hero and heroine ( totally different from each other ) found a great love story. There was mixed feelings, some misunderstandings.
Elena the heroine had to put Jack the hero straight and show him some home truths . Yes loved how Elenas family was colourful and different from the usually family. Jack went into Elena village and did some great things for her and the school.
Jack finally got his head on his shoulders and asked Elena for her hand.
So loved the ending.

Eric G Dive and Savanna Peachwood was perfect. Their performance was strong, smooth and so in character

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Good easy listening

Good easy listening book. Great romance and romantic scenes. The female narrator was fabulous. The male narrators voice didn't seem to match the character and and it made me think about that the whole way through. However, was still a great book.

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  • venicelivin
  • 2020-08-18

The male narrator is wretched

His female voice is offensively weak, more of a caricature of an annoying middle aged woman. it’s shocking he was chosen. Couldn’t even get past a chapter of his voice.

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  • Jennifer Hinson
  • 2020-08-19

Adorable Story but....

I won’t go into the actual story, just know it’s a really cute sports romance that features a hot as hades misunderstood “bad boy” pro QB and a normal “everyday girl” heroine.....not to mention the support cast is like the second coming of Steel Magnolias....

My issue here is SOLELY with the narration.
Savannah Peachwood does her thing, I adore her and she is about the only female narrator who can do a Southern twang accent without sounding ridiculous and overdoing it. However, the male narrator? I don’t know him so I took a chance....I couldn’t listen to his chapters. In fact, I listened to so little of this audible and yet I’m still chancing not being able to exchange it and getting back my credit just so others possibly skip it and don’t waste theirs. I’ve seen a review complaining about his female voice and I firmly agree, it’s INSANELY RIDICULOUS.....but I likely would’ve been able to get over it. No, his entire narration style was awful and didn’t fit Jack at all. Like, I know I complain that Sebastian York and Joe Arden are overused in popular books BUT I would’ve taken them over this guy and that’s saying something. I HATE to pick at someone for their craft, his voice isn’t bad, it’s just not the kind of male voice necessary for ROMANCE audiobooks. It is missing that.....that.....idk the “it” factor.

Do yourself a favor, save the credit and just read the book.

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  • Book Bruin
  • 2020-09-15

Fun and Sexy Romance!

I originally read this book (see my review below), but when I saw that it was a read/listen now via Kindle Unlimited, I decided it was time for an audio reread. Savannah Peachwood was wonderful as Elena and I really enjoyed her performance. This is my first time listening to Eric G. Dove and though his performance was good, he didn't match Jack very well. This was still a good listen though and I recommend the audiobook.

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Not My Romeo was a really fun and sexy romance. It starts off with a memorable meet cute and a case of mistaken identity and hooks readers right from the start. I loved the opposites attract chemistry between Jack and Elena. They pushed each other and helped the other bring out parts of themselves that were hidden away. I'm not generally a fan of instalove, but it worked for me in this book and I was rooting for these two to overcome and find their happily ever after. The secondary characters were a lot of fun (Daisy Lady Gang!) and I'm really hoping that Devon and Topher each get books.

The pacing of the story was good, but I did find that it started to stall a bit halfway/towards the end. The misunderstandings and lack of communication became repetitive and I started to grow tired of all the back and forth. I also don't agree with all the decisions our characters made, but I understand the insecurities and fears that were driving them. The ending and epilogue were sweet and such a great way for the story to come full circle, but I wouldn't have minded a bit more groveling ;)

CW: death of a parent, gun violence, and domestic abuse

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  • Casey
  • 2020-08-20

Male narrator didn't do it for me

I wanted to listen to this entire book, it had a great story line, but I couldn't make it past the male narrators chapter. maybe there is a shortage of narrators right now, but he was no where near the age of this character. I can't even finish the book

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  • Blake
  • 2020-08-19

Male narrator not the best for this genre

I don’t mean to write a negative review, but his voice did not fit the age of the character and his other character’s voices were not easy to listen to. I recommend the book, not the male narrator reading the book. Make sure to listen to sample of his works before purchasing this title.

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  • Mary Lynn Preston
  • 2020-09-24

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Ugh! Why! I can’t take the narration of the man! He sounds like a 65 yr old man not some hot 6’ 4” football player. I just don’t understand why they could get someone who at least sounds the part. Super distracting-had to turn it off. Terrible

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  • Cheryl
  • 2020-08-27

Not Totally My Romeo

Ok, the story was about 3.5 stars for me, but I enjoy Ilsa’s writing a lot. She has a way with getting into a character which draws me in. I think the thing that was just irritating to me was the sister and the ex-boyfriend. I just really don’t like that how that relationship provided fuel for family discord. Yes, I know it’s a story, but when gossip runs rampant in a small town, you’d think their mom would not allow it. Wrong.

Now to Jack and Elena. I loved their instant and hot chemistry. I really liked how Elena was just unabashed about it in the beginning. Jack was a weird thing for me. I understand his standoffishness, but at the same time, he would go all in on things. Talk about mixed signals. It was a frustrating thing, but that’s just how the story went.

Overall a good book, but I do have to mention the narration.

Savannah Peachwood is one of my favorites and really fit Elena well. Eric G. Dove is a new to me voice and while I didn’t think he fit Jack, I think he did the job okay. I was not a fan of his female voice and that would really throw me off with the audio.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-08-21

Great story as usual!

Loved the story. Wasn’t thrilled with the male narrator. His voice didn’t match the character for me. He sounded too old. Savannah is my favorite she does a great job with all of her characters.

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  • Love222
  • 2021-04-01

Narration could be better

but it's not so horrible. Peachwood does a good job, Dove is a little shakier but you get used to it. Overall it's a pretty sweet sports romance I did enjoy the side characters though I think some of the side stories were left a little unfinished or wrapped up to neatly.

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  • REB
  • 2021-03-25

Horrible narration

I am in chepter two, and I cannot listen anymore to both of tha narrators.