Jul. 27, 2018

Hooked on the Boxer (Modern Love Book 2) performed by Molly Mermelstein

Hooked on the Boxer (Modern Love Book 2) by Piper Rayne, performed by Molly Mermelstein never fails to entertain me!

Synopsis:

Who knew a bad boy could mend a broken heart?

What does a girl do after she discovers her fiancé is a cheating bastard?

In my case, I performed the ritual implosion of all scorned women. I drowned my sorrows in cases of white wine, wallowed in gallons of ice cream, and ignited a bonfire to burn away every damn remnant of his existence. Six months later, the only result was a permanent impression of my ass on the couch.

Adventure Dating, my friends dared. A new and exciting opportunity, they said.

I thought they were crazy, but I'm not one to back down from a challenge, so I signed up for the entire four-week deal.

That's where I saw him. Lucas Cummings. He isn't the classic rich boy I usually end up with. The one whose idea of working up a sweat is waiting for his margarita to be served beach-side. Nope. He's a rough and tough bad boy that all fathers warn their daughters about. You know the type. Cocky swagger, chiseled jaw - the "V".

Sold, I said to myself, until I discovered he was so much more than just a boxer.

Left hook. Right to the heart.

This is a sexy romantic comedy standalone book in the Modern Love world. You do not need to hear book one, The Bartender, in order to enjoy Hooked on the Boxer.

Ceej’s Review:

Absolutely love this story. I already have it on my Kindle and needed the audiobook for my long commute. Piper Rayne never fails.

One of my favorite things about the story is that the humor is equal to the passion. Admittedly, when I first read about Tahlia, I thought she was a little too prissy. As a rough and tumble chick myself, prissy is not something I like. However, this book proved to me that while Tahl grew up with and amongst silver spoon types, she wasn't a diva. She cracked me up and made me love her. I liked Lucas from the start. I don't always like the male leads, but his sense of humor and the way he treated Tahl made me love him.

 

As for the performance, for the most part, the narrator did well in expressing the emotions, the passion, and the humor. There were parts though, that I winced. At times, she made Tahl sound ditzy and kind of off-putting, while Tahl is an intelligent and well-bred woman. I will say though the inflections for Tahl's best friend Lennon were awesome.

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