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Publisher's Summary

Jolie Louis is a smart girl. She knows that her best friend, Sage Poirier, is a bad idea. He's a walking, talking cliché. The Adonis quarterback with the bulging biceps and harem of fangirls trailing behind him on campus like a stench you can't get rid of. Sadly, that's also the reason she can't stay away from him. Well, that and the fact that they're roommates.

Jolie is already straddling the line between friendship and more when Sage comes to her with an offer she cannot refuse: Be his fake girlfriend and live for free for the rest of the semester. She tells herself that she can handle it. He's just the boy she saved 10 years ago, right? Wrong. So very wrong. He is a man now, and she is his captive, heart, body, and soul....

©2018 L. J. Shen (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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This is a 50/50 book for me. I like 50% of the story! I love a friends to lovers story, I really enjoyed most of the sexy scenes and I have to say I love that the "pretend" didn't last long. On the other hand, I rolled my eyes A LOT during this short 3 hours book. It mostly felt a little hokey to me but really I should not expect more from a short story since there isn't much background build up to help feel the story.

The narration was good. Both narrators did a great job but I did notice that she sounds like a teenager and he sounds like a 30-40 year old man, that was a little off putting but that was casting and no reflection on either of their narration skills.

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A Quick Read that hits the Spot!!

I’m not much into Novellas but I honestly enjoyed this one.
In true LJ Shen fashion, she packs the heat and the passion in this enjoyable friends to Lovers romance.
I listened to this on audio and I honestly felt this was one of Joe Arden’s best performances. His voice was husky and deep and absolutely on point.
This was the first time I listened to Narrator, Tessa Ellory and I highly enjoyed her sweet southern accent and soft spoken voice.
Great narration and a Great Listen!!

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Don't let the length fool you!

Just because this is a short one, it does not take away from the punch that LJ Shen is able to put into it. This gem is a fully, well developed story and does not give you that rushed feeling. Meet childhood friends Jolie and Sage. As they grow up, Sage becomes the football star he is always meant to be and Jolie remains his rock through his life. When his friend decides he would like to date Jolie, all things change, and we get the taste of the hotholes that LJ Shen is famous for. This short is full of sexual chemistry, a little angst and characters that you can't help but fall for. She even gives us a glimpse into the future with an unbelievable epilogue. Cannot wait to see where she goes with this!

I love that Shen brought this to audio with Joe Arden and Tessa Ellory. Joe is a wonderful narrator and he brought Sage's attitude and vulnerabilities to life with his voice. This is my first encounter with Tessa Ellory and she has that perfect new adult voice for Jolie, and she hyped up the angst in the right places making you feel each insecurity Jolie had. Loved this!

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Want more of the end zone

It’s a bit of a fast short story, but it felt long in a great way, lol ... ahh sexy,funny and and heart warming The end Zone got me hooked. I’m going to end up reading / listening to this audiobook again . It’s a most read 5⭐️ all the way love the narrators .

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cute and naughty

Loved this short story. Full of complications, new adventures and LOVE. This story is a must listen

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Douche Bag Alpha

Sage had the potential to be a melt your heart southern heart throb. However, he developed into a possessive, entitled Alpha with complete disrespect for boundaries. This was my first read from this author and I’m hoping that her other male characters will be less offensive.

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if you like weak female leads, here you go

was this a concept story during a dry spell? this book sucked. terribly. immature characters, baby mama drama and seven bazillion chances for a loser boy. nope.

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OK novella

This was OK for a novella. I was hoping for something longer and more involved like Tyed, which I love. The narration was really good. Joe Arden is one of my favorite narrators.

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Good!

Too short, but SUCH a good story with interesting characters that I really enjoyed.

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More Than Friends

I love how Sage calls Jolie Jojo, as well as his sense of humor. I couldn't stand Amber, Jolie's rival, she was not only catty, but deceitful to no degree by pretending to have been impregnated by Sage and faking an abortion, I really like Tessa Ellory, this is the first time I litsened to her, she has a nice voice, also liked when she's pretending to be Sage. Of course, I fucking love Joe Arden, he's fkng great! L.J. Shen just know how to write a story...

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  • 01-15-20

A contemporary New Adult novella

This is a great novella. The characters are really well drawn, entertaining and likeable, and as with LJ Shen's other books, there's really good banter between the characters. This is a story of childhood friendship between Sage and Jolie, that grows into something more. I really enjoyed the narration in this audio, and found it was a perfect length story for me to listen to in one go (it's circa 3 hours).

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  • Zoe B
  • 09-03-21

Lovely story.

I love that two best friends realised their love for one another and had a happy ending. I am a little sad that from the first time they were together to the NYC party it was left out. it made the story feel somewhat rushed. enjoyed it regardless

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  • Harley Reid
  • 05-09-22

Not my cup of tea

Stopped listening after a couple of chapters because it was hard to listen to.
As a Brit, I have a hard time finding American narrators that I enjoy listening to and through no fault of her own, the female narrator's voice just went right through me.

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  • Babs
  • 01-16-22

Sweet short story

Short and sweet, comes to mind. I enjoyed it and I like the chemistry between the main characters.

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  • maria Karender sørheim
  • 01-11-22

A cute story

Was an Okey story, narrators was very good. An all over 3 star book.

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  • Kimi
  • 12-13-21

Terrible

Hated it, sped it up just so I could get through the terrible storyline and cringeworthy scenes

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  • FENARETI
  • 11-06-21

Pleasant listen

I needed a book to get my mind off things and this was perfect for the job. I love short books like that, I wish all romance novels were this short.

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  • Charlotte
  • 11-04-21

Really enjoyable!

This was short and sweet, I really enjoyed it and the audio narration was great!

I love L.J Shen so much!

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  • dodgeycleaner
  • 10-11-21

Loved the story

I loved the story. Funny, sexy and a lot of love. As I have already said loved it.Keep the stories coming, great job.

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  • FBooks
  • 10-09-21

I enjoyed it

The story is short but interesting. The chemistry between Sage and Jolie is explosive. it a good read and I enjoyed it.

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  • Kimberly
  • 03-15-22

Great novella

I enjoyed this even tho it’s ridiculously short.
Friends to lovers troupe.
The playboy and the best friend.
3.5 listen Tessa and joe do a great job.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-04-22

short and sweet

Short and sweet. Just because its only a few hours read doesn't mean it doesn't have loads of feel. Good feels light and easy. A great little interlude, which I did enjoy. Narrators: my first listen from Tessa Ellory and it won't be my last - she was really good. Joe Arden its a given , I love him, ever since I discovered his narration reading Exodus!!! his a favourite- can't go wrong.