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Megan Phenix - bar and grill owner in gay-friendly Eureka Springs - is labeled as "playing hard to get" and finds herself the object of much unwanted attention. If only she were seeing someone...maybe the women would leave her in peace.
Leah Rollins thinks 50 is too young to retire, so instead she opens a store in the touristy shopping district of Eureka Springs, next to the popular Phenix Grill. She soon learns that Megan Phenix is a bit on the grumpy side as they spar over parking spaces and anything else they can find to argue about. When Leah catches the attention of the multitude of single lesbians in town, she searches for a way out. Could the grumpy grill owner next door be the answer to her problems?
Megan and Leah strike an unlikely alliance and conspire to rid themselves of the unwanted attention by fake dating. Can they pull it off?
As they pretend to date and convince everyone in town that they really are a couple, the pretense becomes harder to hold on to. But there's just one problem...they don't really like each other.
Or do they?
©2016 Gerri Hill (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
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3 out of 5 stars
By Margaret on 03-12-17

Mixed feelings.

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I love Gerri Hill's books. I love Nicol Zanzarella's narrations. That being said, I almost didn't finish listening to this book. I do not agree that harassing someone on social media is "just for fun." I was shocked when Megan's sister and friends did not stand up for her. Bullying is not acceptable. I couldn't get past this aspect of the book.

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By nancy on 05-22-17

uncomfortable, shocking, disappointing

Nicole Z. awesome narration as always. That's the last good thing I have to say about this book. there was a quirky sweet little love story but I had trouble getting past the premise for the two women getting together. I don't see anything funny about sexual assault and cyberbullying. It's assault if the woman is too drunk to say yes. And who's sister would leave her there? And not feel sorry later? Imagine the destruction if the bully had been a man or these women were 20 years younger. Shameful message that it's all in good fun and be a good sport. That's BS. I wanted to put down the book but I hung on hoping for justice. You don't have to look at the news very long to see that this scenario is not funny. Hard to believe this is the same woman who wrote Pelican's Landing.

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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3 out of 5 stars
By Alice on 03-19-17

Needed more

I won't write a long review. There are a couple of problems with this story which is why I marked it 3 stars overall. First as others have said, the plot device of a character posting photographs taken without permission, and how the other characters accepted this as an okay thing, even funny thing to do, was jarring and didn't sit well with how I would have expected Megan's friends and her sister to react, also taking into accoun that Megan had a number of difficult relationships prior. The second issue I had was the fact that the development of the relationship between Megan and Leah didn't have a lot of romance, or conflict. They simply got together. That can work, but for me, in this novel, there wasn't a lot to keep me hooked.

All that been said, I wouldn't write it off, just maybe listen to other lesfic stories prior to this one. The narration by Nicol is very good, and I like the simple and realistic setting for the characters and their professions.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Gina Flanagan on 05-10-17

Fun and romance

What did you like most about The Roundabout?

I like that this book was an easy read. The story was fun and not to deep.

What other book might you compare The Roundabout to, and why?

I would say The Rainbow Cedar would be the book I would compare this to as the characters are fighting the feelings that they know they have. It makes you want for the characters to be together.

Which character – as performed by Nicol Zanzarella – was your favourite?

Megan was my favourite she was fun to listen to. Her moods and her quick temper reactions made the book more enjoyable.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Personally not really there was a few AWWW moment's but I really don't think it was the kind of story where it is meant to move you. That is just the way I read it.

Any additional comments?

Very fun and easy to listen to and book to read. I have this on Audio and Paper back. I just wish that all of Gerri Hills books where on here I would have them bought and downloaded in a heartbeat.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Tat on 04-19-17

Trigger warning:

References stalking, sexual assault and emotional abuse as if they're acceptable as secondary themes to what should be a simple lesbian romance.

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