• Trying Not to Love You

  • The Love Series, Book One
  • By: Megan Smith
  • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (317 ratings)

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Trying Not to Love You

By: Megan Smith
Narrated by: Jessica Almasy
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Publisher's Summary

A USA TODAY Best-Selling Novel

MacKenzie Cahill has dealt with overbearing and overprotective brothers her entire life, making it near impossible to enjoy her teenage years. Having a boyfriend was practically impossible until she met a guy that wasn't afraid to stand up to them - Dominic. He was sweet, thoughtful, and everything MacKenzie ever wanted in a man. But when they go away to college at Old Dominion University, MacKenzie sees a whole new side of Dominic and begins to wonder if he really is different from every other guy. Her world is turned upside down after a party, and her brothers' best friend Hunter is the one there to offer her a shoulder to cry on. The chemistry between them is electric, and feelings for each other that have been hidden for years are finally voiced. Is Hunter willing to be disloyal to his best friends in order to be with the one girl he's always secretly wanted?

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Childish

The main character is a bit of a spoiled child with issues acknowledging reality. I only made about 1/4 of the story as the only real obstacle was her.

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Cliffhanger ending

I hate cliffhanger book endings. I don't mind series or continued stories, but this story didn't really wrap up well and left us with a huge cliffhanger. It was like a soap opera with all the drama and childish behavior. I want to know what happens but not enough to listen to another book.

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That ending!!

Right from the very beginning, I found myself invested in this story. I wanted to see it through till the end because I needed to know how it would all work out. Suffice it to say, I am starting book 2 NOW.

One thing though...while I absolutely LOVED Hunter, I could not stand Mackenzie at all. She irritated me beyond belief. That said, I still loved her and Hunter’s story and like I said, I am grabbing the next installment.

Overall, a great book, one I definitely recommend!

As for the narrator, well, I am not a fan of Jessica Almasy. I liked her male voices but she made the girls sound like airheads and that drove me bonkers!

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A bit slow

Moves a bit slow but I really loved the whole cast of characters though I do think some things were left unexplored. narration is done well.

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Ugh

Have you ever read a story where the characters were so stupid that you wanted to shake some sense into them? If no, this story will do it.

The H does a few youthful idiotic things but the h is so ignorant about reality that I don't see her surviving to her 40s. I had a hard time caring about any of the characters.

This story has a cliffhanger but I think it could have been resolved with one more chapter.

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Great story

WHAT WAS THAT ENDING!!! AAAARGH! Talk about a cliffhanger... O.M.Geeeeeeee

Kenzie and Hunter were meant to be, THAT was clear to me from the start.
So to read through the parts where she was with Dom was a bit of hardship (though the story was fabulous, I just wanted to get to the good stuff 😛). He was a jerk to her, no doubt about it but, thankfully, he redeemed himself later in the book.

Having overbearing brothers was always going to cause tension and problems between Kenz and Hunter - I just didn't expect it to be so intense. It makes me wonder what else must be going on for them to be so over the top with their protectiveness for her.

Did I see the surprise present coming? Yes, yes I did.
Did I know that Hunter would make things right? I hoped so.
Did I see that ending coming? No, no I didn't - I was too focused on the story to notice the seconds ticking down on the timer!

Jessica did a good job with the narration, though it did feel rushed at some points. A little more difference between the male and female voices would have been helpful (in terms of enjoyment) but otherwise, it was solid.

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Undeniable Connection

I absolutely loved this book. It was captivating from the very beginning. The story started out as your typical teenage girl, falling for her brother's friend, but quickly we learned that these two were not just a short crush. Their love for each other ran deep, and even when the whole world were against them, they found a way back to each other.

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Get a different reader

Reader sounds like someone doing a bad imitation of a little girl. The voice was so annoying, I didn't get past the first chapter

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Garbage

A world of drunk and licentious. This story has no heart, no reason to empathize.

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Weak and stupid heroine

Very weak and stupid heroine. Can't even be herself and be strong alone. Very dependent.