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Publisher's Summary

Can a weekend change your fate?

As soon as Rory Price’s plane touches down in Britain for her two-year work contract, she has big plans to see and experience everything she can. The one thing that isn’t on the 27-year old’s agenda is a relationship.

Tell that to her matchmaking British friend who sets Rory up on a coffee date on her first full day in the new country.

Imogen Wright doesn’t want any more complications in her life. The only thing she’s considering committing to is adopting a dog.

Their blind date starts off disastrous, but there might be more than meets the eye.

Will the two headstrong women continue to clash, or will they see what’s so obvious to their matchmaking friend?

Best-selling lesbian romance author TB Markinson has written a touching and quirky novella about finding love when you least expect it. Listen to it today!

©2020 T.B. Markinson (P)2021 T.B. Markinson

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  • Tammi
  • 2021-05-01

Cute, but...

I liked the story mostly. I thought it was weird that there was not an American accent by the MC, especially since it was a first person reading. It also made it difficult to tell who was talking, or thinking. I also wished for a longer book with this one. It felt somewhat rushed.

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  • KKEC Reads
  • 2022-05-12

So sweet!

The Setup by T.B. Markinson (Audiobook)

Published: February 2, 2021
T.B. Markunson
Listening Length: 4 hours 16 minutes
Narrator: Ella Lynch
Genre: Romance
KKECReads Rating: 5/5
I purchased this audiobook on Audible.

TB Markinson is an American who’s recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn’t writing, she’s traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order.
Her novels have hit Amazon's bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance.
She co-hosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast ( with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.

“Oh good, you two have met.”

Rory has just accepted a two-year contract to work in her company's London office. Luckily, she has a friend, Jane, in London. But that friend has an ulterior motive. Imogen lives in London and knows Jane and has just been thrust upon Rory.

This was such a sweet story. I would have loved for it to have been longer! This was such an easy listen, with charm, romance, spice, and adventure.

I loved the characters. Rory was a bold American in London for the first time. She had a list of things she wanted to do, and nothing would stop her.

Imogen lives in London and isn’t looking for any complications. She has a demanding family and wants to enjoy her time and possibly rescue a dog.

The last thing either is expecting is connecting and falling for a stranger. I loved the whirlwind aspect of this book. It was decadent and full force.

I loved the tour Imogen took Rory on; it felt like I also saw the sights. This was such a sweet story. Easy to listen to, filled with laughs and the type of love people long for.

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  • Carolyn G. Manuel
  • 2021-04-09

Soul Mates

Rory Prince has landed in Britain for a two year contract with her company. Meeting her friend for coffee she doesn’t expect a match making set up. Clashing from the beginning it doesn’t look good but Imogene Wright becomes her tour guide for the day. A weekend that may change their futures. Fun and erotic romance. Well written and marvelous performance.

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  • Bev
  • 2021-02-16

One thing brings it down

I loved the story but there was one thing that made it hard for me to listen to. It seems almost trivial but the narrator uses an British accent the whole time. it might not have bothered me at all if the author hadn't brought up the fact that one of the characters, the one from the United States, had no discernable accent and was envious of the British accent. After that, every time the narrator used a British accent for that character, it grated on me.