• One Strange Date

  • Key West Capers, Book 12
  • By: Laurence Shames
  • Narrated by: Jem Matzan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (33 ratings)

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One Strange Date

By: Laurence Shames
Narrated by: Jem Matzan
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Publisher's Summary

Perfect romance. Perfect nightmare. Sometimes it's a fine line.

Meet Key West native Renita Daughtry - 22, wide-eyed, gorgeous, and very much in love with love. In other words, an irresistible target for professional impostor and pathological liar Richie Pestucci, who plans to charm her into utter helplessness.

But there's just one problem. Renita's seeming naiveté masks a lot of savvy and a will of velvet-coated steel, and it isn't long before Richie, now smitten with his intended victim, starts to wonder just who is gaming who. As his cynical poise dissolves and the lovers' game of cat-and-mouse grows subtler and sexier, things start going dangerously and hilariously wrong. So wrong, in fact, that setting them right will require the combined efforts of a heroic twin brother, a fiercely loyal uncle who takes his pest control job very seriously, and a sharp-dressing retired mobster with a singing chihuahua.

Seamlessly blending tender romance with raucous caper, One Strange Date massages the heart strings even as it tickles the funny bone and explores the deep everyday mystery of how and why we choose to believe.

©2017 Laurence Shames (P)2017 Laurence Shames

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A fun story with great narration!

This was my first book by this author and I was pleasantly surprised. The story was filled with twists and turns and I found myself entertained until the very end!

Jem Matzan as a narrator was unbelievable! His ability to capture all of the characters in this novel was nothing short of amazing. Well done! Can't wait to listen to another audiobook that he narrates.

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Burt and Nacho, Dynamic Duo

Laurence does it again. His quirky cast takes us on a horrible date that we can't bare too have end. But, it does.

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Ohhh what a date of a listen

This is my first listen from both the author and narrator. Even though it’s book 12 you can listen to this as a stand alone

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A great light hearted and quirky book!

What did you love best about One Strange Date?

I really liked all the different characters and how they all seemed to just work well together.

What was one of the most memorable moments of One Strange Date?

Definitely liked the simple twist at the end but not going to give it away.

Have you listened to any of Jem Matzan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This was my first.

Any additional comments?

I received this audible in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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Computer read

This is #12 in a delightful series. Early readers were EXELlENT! This along with the last 4 had a mechanical almost computer generated voice telling the story.

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Enjoyed this Story!

Love the story and especially the characters!
I listened to this book on audible,
The narration wasn't my fav, but it grows on you after a couple chapters