I am cursed. One Friday night, after a horrible day at work, I decide to cheer myself up with a one-night stand with a hot stranger. The guy who propositions me has a scorching bod and a sexy British accent. Cheered up? Check. Until Monday morning, when I walk into the office, and there he is.
My one-nighter is my boss’s ex-husband. And her newest business partner.
Raisa Volkov is the toughest, most successful divorce attorney in New York and the woman every aspiring female lawyer wants to be. As her paralegal, I do whatever she tells me to do. And guess what? She just ordered me to help her win back her ex. Lucky me.
Trouble is, Chance Dixon doesn’t want his ex-wife. He wants me. My brain warns me to say no, but my body has other, much naughtier ideas.
I’m so getting fired.
Point of view:
1st Person. Alternating perspectives by chapter.
This was a good fit when I was looking for a short (4 hours), sexy listen. Especially since I know how much I like Vanessa Edwin & Shane East.
The office romance between Elena & Chance definitely moves at warp speed. Elena attempts to keep things professional – but that barely lasts a week and then there’s numerous steamy scenes to enjoy. Chance’s ex, who is also Elena’s boss, threatens to ruin their happiness and they resort to sneaking around.
The ending felt a little over-the-top for the length of time Elena & Chance were together, but the epilogue solidified the HEA. It also introduced Chance’s family and set up the foundation for Reese’s book, One Hot Roomie.
Vanessa Edwin & Shane East were both terrific here. They both do a good job of keeping voices & accents consistent and I enjoy the way each portrays the character of the opposite sex.
About the author:
Anna Durand is a bestselling, multi-award-winning author of contemporary and paranormal romance. Her books have earned bestseller status on every major retailer and wonderful reviews from readers around the world. But that’s the boring spiel. Here are some really cool things you want to know about Anna!
Born on Lackland Air Force Base in Texas, Anna grew up moving here, there, and everywhere thanks to her dad’s job as an instructor pilot. She’s lived in Texas (twice), Mississippi, California (twice), Michigan (twice), and Alaska—and now Ohio.
As for her writing, Anna has always made up stories in her head, but she didn’t write them down until her teen years. Those first awful books went into the trash can a few years later, though she learned a lot from those stories. Eventually, she would pen her first romance novel, the paranormal romance Willpower, and she’s never looked back since.
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About the narrators:
Vanessa Edwin is an award winning romance audiobook narrator, who loves nothing more than a good love story. A classically trained actor, she hails from Seattle, where the long rainy days were made for nurturing her love of reading, drinking hot cups of tea, and dreaming of her next getaway. Summers spent on her family’s farm in Texas gave her a taste for Southern charm. She enjoys a long run, red wine, and spending time with her handsome husband.
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Shane East: You know when they say “he just fell into it by accident”? Well while that’s not entirely true in this case, there is definitely some scope for, shall we say, molding of that phrase? Having acted on stage, in TV & film, and dabbled in voice work since graduating drama school, Shane moved to Los Angeles a whopping ten years ago (how time flies!) and after several years of more work in TV, commercials and independent film he found his love of voice acting – and its love of him – actually made for a pretty dynamite partnership. Now, (this is where the above ‘accident’ phrase comes in) having found success in multiple forms of voice acting, someone said, (we’ll call her ‘Liz’ – PSA: in the following broadcast names have been changed to protect the innocent) “do you fancy doing this book? It’s a bit saucy. Have you done one of those before?” Shane said “actually I haven’t, but bloody hell, I’m game!” And, as the French say, – in that French way of theirs – “VOILA!” and Shane East contemporary romance narrator was born!
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My Favorite Quotes
It’s not fair for him to be so cute and so swoon-worthy at the same time. – One Hot Chance by @TheAnnaDurand narrated by @VanessaEVoice & @ShaneEastReads #Romance #DixonBrothersTweet
I show extraordinary willpower by keeping my hands off Elena for a full three hours. – One Hot Chance by @TheAnnaDurand narrated by @VanessaEVoice & @ShaneEastReads #Romance #DixonBrothersTweet
We behave like professionals. It’s bloody awful. – One Hot Chance by @TheAnnaDurand narrated by @VanessaEVoice & @ShaneEastReads #Romance #DixonBrothersTweet