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Publisher's Summary

Eighteen year-old Jessica's life is turned upside down the day the police knock on her door to deliver the news that her parents have been in a fatal accident. Her late father's gambling and reckless lifestyle leave her finances in turmoil and threaten to leave her homeless...until a chance meeting with a 30-year-old stranger means that her life changes forever.

Finding herself an unofficial ward of a mysterious, serious man, our American heroine and her enigmatic British 'Guardian' get used to living with each other...with all of the tensions, pitfalls and excitement that entails....

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this is the worst audible I have ever heard

Dear Audible,
Don't you think you ought to label a "book" like The Guardian as porn or porn light. You can't imagine my surprise as I was driving down Los Angeles' 405 freeway and this book took a turn from what your publisher's blurb described as a young girl's parents' die and she is left to start a new life with a guardian. ....not a word about the hugely sexual content of this
"bodess ripper". The writing, the performances and the lack of plot add up to the worst audible book I've ever heard. I feel sorry for these actors having to grunt, groan and simulate sex sounds in a studio with technicians all around. Believe me, I'm not a prude in any way but, come on...don't you think the description should warn listeners about content that is so corny and horny.

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Cheesy... but surprisingly kept my interest

If you are familiar with Romantic Erotica, you will be overly prepared for the cheesy plot line of this predictable love story. But compared to most of the trashy and poorly written erotica written out there, I give Ms Raine a thumbs up for hitting this genre on the head and delivering the story with entertaining allure.

The dramatic narration and music helped to pulled me through to the end, laughing out loud at times over the stereotypical erotic descriptions, but was surprisingly enticed to listen in one sitting. Perhaps it was Edwards’s sexy voice that did it for me, and the Chopin pieces. I’ve got a thing for British accents.

Trigger warning: But I have to say, the barely 18 year old virgin having an affair with a significantly older man who is supposed to be her caretaker is an overplayed trope that is quite tasteless in a #metoo and #pedophile ridden world. 🤮 If Jessica was 25 I’d be a bit more excited about this romance.

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So bad but not a total loss

This was so bad but I read the others reviews so I listened with the knowledge that this wasn’t gonna be life changing. The moans and the background music my god it was just awful but I had a smile on my face the whole time because it was so funny and awkward to listen to. It was short enough that the waste of time didn’t upset me in fact I had just finished balling my eyes out listening to this other story so it lightened up my mood with how hilariously bad it was. So there’s that

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Lol I can’t believe someone made this!

I have never laughed so much at an audiobook in all my life. I have no problem with the story line or the narrators per say. But I’ll tell you listening to people kiss and have sex is not sexy at all! And the music?! What were they thinking? Ugh it was really bad but might be worth a free listen if you want a good laugh.

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this was a very sweet story....there could have been some more content with them getting to know each other better but it was still worth a listen. I really enjoyed the audio effects and the way this was performed!!

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was not at all what I was expecting

I was expecting a book not a drama. it was super cheesey and the storey was poorly written. although I can see the potential.

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UGH!!!

Disgusting, trite, and completely implausible. I feel sorry for the actors. I’m no prude. An 18 year old with a 30 year old man? Real love after only a few days. Yuck.

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Ummm....what?

I really can't sat that I enjoyed the story. His voice is really nice though.

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New Adult fantasy

This was so bad. The sound effects were cringeworthy. The female reader made her sound even younger than the story indicated.

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No music

This was good but the music with out the music it would have been better

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  • 08-19-17

Awesome!

Loved it. Only wished it was longer. narration could be a little less rushed but overall the story took me there and back!

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  • Alison Hall
  • 08-26-17

The Guardian

I am new to audiobooks but I have read books by Alice Raine was curious to see how the author did writing short stories.
As usual Alice Raine has not disappointed. I enjoyed the story but I do prefer reading myself so I would love to see it in print

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  • bec
  • 11-28-17

Brilliant

Loved this story. Alice Raine is amazing. Would love to hear more about these characters