Audible Escape Recommendations: Rupert Channing’s voice is swoony

Posted June 10th 2019 by The Faerie Queen in Recommendations, Reviews / 0 Comments

Heyyyy! We’re doing something new since we’re fans of Audible Escape (formerly known as the Audible Romance Package).

Audible’s all-you-can-listen buffet of romance is filled with all sorts of delightful gems. Each week, we’re recommending some of our favourite finds!

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This week, I, the Faerie Queen, need to let you know about two books I binged last week on Audible. The first came to me as a random recommendation from the Audible app, and I could remember seeing it in Goodreads’ sexy covers of the month for September 2018. Once I’d devoured that one, Audible informed me the male narrator, Rupert Channing, had also narrated another book. (Funnily enough, also alongside Erin Mallon, who narrates a ton of romance novels. I now associate her voice with sexytimes basically.)


Faking It

Audible Escape Recommendations: Rupert Channing’s voice is swoony
This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Author: K. Bromberg
Narrator: Erin Mallon, Rupert Channing
Release date: September 25th 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Length: 8 hours and 39 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Audible Escape
Add to TBR: Goodreads
Purchase: Amazon UK | Amazon US | The Book Depository | Kobo | Audible

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Star rating:
Heat rating: four-flames

Faking it never felt so good in this red-hot new standalone by New York Times bestselling author K. Bromberg.

Zane Phillips mistook me for his dog walker. It shouldn’t surprise me that the man with a suit more expensive than my rent would assume that I was there to serve him. The positive? I put him in his place. The negative? I missed my job interview because of it.

Now I find out he’s a rich Australian entrepreneur, and he wants to make up for tanking my interview. Yes, he’s impossibly hot — but he’s also an arrogant jackass — so... no thanks.

But after a little white lie I tell spirals out of control, I’m somehow offered the chance to play Zane’s girlfriend to help promote his new dating website — and the best part? He can’t say no because he’ll get caught in his lie too.

Little did I know this would entail sharing a tour bus with him for the next few months. The fact that the bus has just one bed isn’t the most ideal of circumstances, but this spokesperson gig might be the kick in the pants my career needs, so why not take a chance?

Famous last words.

Now I’m crisscrossing the country — and sharing that bed — with the one guy I can’t stand. And even worse, my traitorous body is wondering at every turn what it’s like to be down under the gorgeous Australian. But as the miles unfurl, so does our passion… and if I’m not careful, I might end up believing that fairytales really do come true.

This definitely worked for me, especially in audio form. Fake relationship trope with an Australian billionaire? He can get into my bathtub any day. We’ve also got a dose of only one bed and hate-to-love going on, if those are your kinds of tropes. Oh, and some forced proximity!

Because the blurb is written in first person from one character’s point of view, let me give you the rundown from an outsider’s perspective. Harlow Nicks is a model with aspirations for bigger things, while Zane Phillips is a bored rich man who decides to take on the world of dating apps despite not believing in love himself. After a chance meeting and mix-up, Harlow uses information she’s overheard to land herself a temporary job as spokesperson for Zane’s dating app…and his girlfriend. Stuck on a bus together as they tour around the US, the two go from bickering to bantering to something more… But it’s only temporary, right?

I definitely had to check myself while listening. Harlow was a model, and I’ve been so conditioned to think models aren’t the smartest bunch, but this book told me to shut up and listen. Harlow was not dumb, even if she aspired to modelling. She had a degree, and she had a plan for her future. She was also rather scheming, landing herself a job through some casual blackmail.

Zane though. Ugh Zane. 50% of my love for him is thanks to Rupert Channing’s voice. I’m not even the slightest bit ashamed to admit that. Bromberg did well in snagging him. But Zane was also a lot more than he seemed on the surface, as is always the case with a good arrogant hero. He made a mistake in the beginning and owned up to it, and then it was just a wild ride of him falling in love while being in denial. Tragic, non-believer Zane… He could be so damn sweet, too, taking care of Harlow when she was sick and all sorts of lovely things like that. BUT HE COULD BE SO DUMB. Ugh. I loved it.

These two worked so well together, and I was so invested in their love story. <3


One More Time

Audible Escape Recommendations: Rupert Channing’s voice is swoony
This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Author: Laurelin Paige
Narrator: Erin Mallon, Rupert Channing
Publisher: Audible Studios
Release date: January 30th 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Length: 5 hours and 42 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Audible Escape
Add to TBR: Goodreads
Purchase: Amazon UK | Amazon US | The Book Depository | Kobo | Audible

By using some of the above links, you're helping to support the running of LiatoF. Thank you!

Star rating:
Heat rating: four-flames

Ten years ago we were the toast of the town.

Tanner's acting career had just begun. He was hotter than the stage lights and twice as captivating. The gorgeous Australian A-lister was everyone's teenage dream. And he'd picked me. Or so I thought, until he proved to be as false as everything else about Hollywood.

Now I've finally scored the perfect opportunity to star in a major film. The kicker? Tanner will be my costar. I don't know if I can do this one more time....

Right now we're the talk of the town.

Jenna's even more beautiful than she was the last time we were together. And just like before, I can't keep my hands off her. She still doesn't know the truth. The secret of what really happened back then.

Now I have the length of this shoot to convince her to rewrite our script. But if I have her one more time, will once ever be enough?

I immediately jumped on One More Time after finishing Faking It because I wanted more of Rupert Channing’s smooth Australian accent. Yum. And I got that. There were other similarities between this and Faking It, too. For a start, Jenna was voiced by Erin Mallon as well. Jenna also happened to be a model, except she aspired to acting. But One More Time tackled a different trope: the second chance romance.

Jenna and Tanner were an item as teens and then young adults, but misinformation led to them splitting up. Neither has really moved on from the other, but Jenna wants nothing to do with Tanner. That is, until circumstances force her to take her dream acting job…under the condition she stars alongside Tanner. Their chemistry is still there, but can they figure out how to actually communicate now that they’re older?

One More Time was very fun. But it was also very short, and I think it could have been better if it was drawn out a bit more. There seemed to be jumps in Jenna and Tanner’s reconnection, with them making decisions to do certain things together without giving me any insight into what led to those decisions. This was particularly true of Jenna; despite claiming to be determined not to do anything with Tanner, she engaged in physical acts with him very quickly. While I had no problem with those acts – they were certainly fun to read – I wish I had more of Jenna’s thoughts and reasonings to work with.

That being said, there was some definite swooning going on. If you’re in the mood for celebrities, second chances, and hot Australian accents, have a listen to this one!

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Audible Escape is $12.95 a month through the US Audible site. It’s great for so many reasons, starting with unlimited listening each month. You can also search by trope, heat level, hero type, or category. So if you’re in the mood for a cowboy romance, or you want something hot and heavy, Audible Escape has you covered! Oh, and if you just want the good stuff, there’s a button for that, too. 😉

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