Sara's Review: International Player by Louise Bay
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NARRATOR: Saskia Maarleveld & Shane East RELEASED: January 22, 2019 GENRE: contemporary romance LENGTH: 7 hours and 20 minutes FORMAT: audible, paperback
Being labelled a player never stopped me from being successful with women. Until I met Truly Harbury.
Truly was the first girl who ever turned me down.The first female friend I ever had.
And she might just be the first woman I ever fall in love with.
When an emergency means she needs my help running her family’s charity, I’m happy to introduce her to the glitz and glamour of the London business world—taking her to dinners, coaching her through speeches, zipping up the sexy evening gown I helped her pick out.
The more time we spend together, the more I want to convince her I’m not a man to avoid, that we’re not as unsuited as she believes.
She sees herself as the book-reading, science-loving introvert while I’m the dangerous, outgoing, charmer.
She thinks I love parties and people whereas she prefers pajamas and a takeaway.
What she doesn’t realize is that I like everything about her–the way her smile lights up a room, how her curves light up my imagination, and especially the way her lips taste when coated with tequila.
She’s the first woman I ever fell in love with. I just need to know if she could ever love me too. 3.5 (FOUR) BOUNDLESS STARS
I loved both of the narrators in this, Shane East is always fantastic, and this is the first audiobook I have listened to with Saskia Maarlevelad narrations, and she was just as good. Of course, it would have been better if done as a duet. I always feel it wastes the talents of two narrators when done in chapter POV. The premise of the story revolves around a Charity raising money for a Children's ward that takes care of spinal injuries in London. Since their socialized medicine doesn’t cover these things and relies on charity. Not to get political in this review but I kept thinking to myself, being an American how is this better than what we have? I had a hard time concentrating on the relationship aspect of the story because I was focusing on that too much. The love story was steamy, and I even got emotional a bit at one point which surprised me because I didn’t think I was invested in the characters too much. But Truly surprised me by sneaking into my heart. I am rating this on 3.5 Boundless Stars, it was good, and I did enjoy it.