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A new, sexy stand-alone from number one New York Times best seller Vi Keeland.

The first time I met Hudson Rothschild was at a wedding. I’d received an unexpected invitation to one of the swankiest venues in the city.

Hudson was a groomsman and quite possibly the most gorgeous man I’d ever laid eyes on. He asked me to dance, and our chemistry was off the charts.

I knew it wasn’t a good idea to get involved with him, considering the wedding I was at. But our connection was intense, and I was having a great time.

Though the fun came to a screeching halt when Hudson figured out I wasn’t who I’d said I was. You see, that unexpected invitation I received? Well, it hadn’t actually been addressed to me - it was sent to my ex-roommate who’d bounced a check for two months’ rent and moved out in the middle of the night. I figured she owed me an expensive night out, but I guess, technically, I was crashing the wedding.

Once caught, I couldn’t get out of there fast enough. As I bolted for the door, I might’ve plucked a few bottles of expensive champagne off the tables I passed, all while the gorgeous, angry groomsman was hot on my tail.

Outside, I jumped into a taxi. My heart ricocheted against my ribs as we drove down the block - but at least I’d escaped unscathed.

Or so I thought.

Until I realized I’d left my cell phone behind at the table.

Take one guess who found it?

This is the crazy story of how Hudson Rothschild and I met. But trust me, it’s only the tip of the iceberg.

©2020 C. Scott Publishing Corp. (P)2020 C. Scott Publishing Corp.

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A fun, feel good romance

Vi Keeland's books have been my go-to reads for fun, unique meets, emotional twists, chemistry galore and just simply feel good stories. The invitation ticks all these boxes, of course. Stella meets Hudson when she and her best friend Fisher crash a wedding. Stella and Hudson hit it off immediately, but Hudson realizes quickly that Stella is not who she portrays to be. In her haste to run from the wedding, Stella leaves her cell phone. This prompts a chain of events that changes all of their lives more than you can imagine.
I loved Stella's unique job, quirks, jabber and her diary reading. And Hudson's unwavering way of going after her. I love the narrators, they are the best.

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It was just okay

About halfway through I realized I wasn’t halfway through and there was only 2 hours left. I feel like this could have been great if it was fleshed out more. There’s only 2 semi-significant side characters and they don’t really have their own stories besides propping up the MC’s. And even their back stories were closed over. Overall, if you’re into fluff with cardboard characters then this ones for you.

Story: 🌟🌟
Characters: 🌟
Spiciness: 🌶🌶🌶🌶

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pleasantly entertaining

really a good story light and funny with just a sprinkle of real drama. r

only draw back it seams the end seams rushed. would have been nice if it was just a bit longer you know?

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beginning and end

I really liked the beginning and the end but got a bit bored in the middle. the slow burn and fighting the attraction part became a little mundane and boring. it picked up in the end but I would have liked more plot twists or grit somewhere in the middle.

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Vi you did it again!!

Another excellent read!! Vi Keeland’s story... Sebastian and Andy’s good narration.... I wish I could give more than 5 stars to each. Vi keeland writes good humour and emotional romance. The story and narration keep strong grip on readers. Thoroughly enjoyed reading it😍

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  • 2021-01-31

Just okay

I should know this by now, but Vi Keeland’s books are just a little too cheesy and sugar sweet for me. I was drawn into this one because the reviews indicated that it is really steamy. Anyone who says that hasn’t read steamy done right. I won’t buy another book by her, because I like a little more chemistry and a little less cheese.

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  • cool fish
  • 2021-02-25

Good story, but too many F

I will never understand why authors use the F words in a romance!
It totally ruins the mood and it cheapens the romance. It makes it violent!
Too bad

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  • Brittany J. Alley
  • 2021-01-19

Such a sweet and fun listen!

I love Vi’s books and was so excited to listen to this one as soon as it came out. The story was funny, sweet, and even the heavy parts captivated me. I’m so glad the story wasn’t about a man denying his feelings forever and then waking up one day and realizing he loved the woman. He was constant, strong, and a strong man of character, even after a previous heartbreak. The female lead was also a strong and lovely character. So much about this book put a smile on my face! I listened to it in one sitting because I was so pleased with the characters and chemistry. Great work, Vi! Loved it!

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  • Deebs
  • 2021-02-08

Best one yet!

While I’ve enjoyed many of Vi Keeland’s books, this has to be my all time favorite! And of course, Sebastian York could read every audiobook if it were up to me! He and Andi Arndt make the perfect storytellers! From the clever beginning to the humorous one-liners, this book was just perfect!

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  • 2021-01-24

Hysterical... perfect narrators

Very entertaining. Laughed out loud throughout the whole book. The narrators, Andi Arndt and Sebastian York, as always, were on point. As good as the story was, I’m not sure that other narrators would have done it justice.

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  • Cheryl
  • 2021-01-22

One of the best!

This is one of the best books I have listened to on Audible. There is so much more than just sex in this book, although there is enough! Great job Ms. Keeland! I can't wait for more like this!

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  • Diana 17
  • 2021-01-19

Destiny is in the Air!!

First let me say that I want my own true “Signature Scent.”..send me that kit!! How great was this story. It started out with so much fun as two best friends crash a wedding at the New York Public Library..and little did we know that was one of the big links that pulled this story together. It was fun and yet there was the element of intrigue and mystery woven throughout the book that we were trying to connect as the story progressed. Then, there were the diaries that Stella loved to read…and those readings were probably one of the most “important character” in the story.. giving us the clues we needed to understand how the earth was playing with Hudson and Stella’s destiny. You have to read it..it is so much more than a romance novel. Another great Vi book…she never disappoints. Worthy of more than 5-stars.
Sebastian and Andi...you were perfect!!

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  • Timothy
  • 2021-02-18

Pass

Not sure why this book got such great reviews. I kept waiting for something cool to happen. There was ALMOST some chemistry between the couple. It was just boring and cheesy. Nothing keeping me coming back

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  • xxBooksILovexx
  • 2021-01-19

Vi Keeland does it again! Amazing book!

Another amazing book by Vi! I was so looking forward to this book and Vi didn't let me down. Loved Hudson & Stella. So many great nuances throughout the story that kept me on my toes. Loved it. Amazing narration by Andi Arndt & Sebastian York as always!

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  • Luciana
  • 2021-02-07

Vi Keeland is fantastic!

Thanks gosh she writes plenty. Otherwise my life would not have the same spark.

No one who reads her books would want to watch tv or do anything else for fun.

Andi Arndt and Sebastian York are the ones to bring this up to new levels when they perform.

And believe me, it is an artful skilled performance.

Have you read the book first and then read it again on Audible? Have you tried the craft of narrating yourself? And have you compared to ordinary ones? It all adds up to the experience and how you will memorize that book with a collage of your favorite savourings. Just like when they choose to make a movie from your favorite book; or when you go about trying different flavours of Tiramisu around town.

They all make the stories so relatable and endearing. They make dreams jazzed, they inspire you to be an even better person. They give you hope. They spread joy and hours of fun to your life; cherry on top the great sense of humour and intelligence of the stories.

I am eternally in love and happiness because of these 3 artists; author and narrators. They are my favorites!

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