Word Play

  • by Amalie Silver
  • Narrated by Joel Froomkin
  • 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Smut sells.
Michael Rourke learned this the hard way.
Struggling to make ends meet as a mystery writer, he sold his soul - and his pride - as he pedaled sex and lust writing under the pen name Christoph Strong.
No one knew he was the one behind the steamy stories on the best sellers lists. And he planned to keep it that way.
Until he met her.
Monica Singer, an infamous blogger, is keen to discover the truth of his secret identity.
During a chance meeting at a book convention, Michael and Monica form an instant connection. And soon, an industry rivalry becomes something else entirely.
But as Michael starts to let his guard down, he doesn't realize that the person he's learning to trust may be hiding secrets of her own.
Secrets that could ultimately destroy everything.


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Customer Reviews

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I thought this book was hilarious. It's a sexy, sassy romantic comedy.
Imagine a Matthew Mcconaughey/Kate Hudson romantic comedy about two competing writers of erotica. It has a real throwback feel to screwball comedies but with a very, very sexy modern approach. The characters are really great and the writing is engaging and very funny. The sex scenes have great humor to them as well, which I really enjoyed. It also takes a lot of loving digs at the publishing industry which I thought were fun.

The narration is excellent - particularly considering that he is sustaining large sections as a female. But his approach is light and not cliched or distracting. He has a great sense of timing and really brings out the humor in the book.

It's one of my favorite recent reads... it's really sexy, very funny and has a real Janet Evanovich flair but with a more steamy approach.

Be warned - the prologue is kind of a takeout - it jumps head long into hardcore erotica but that's only sort of a gag opening (it's one of the books that the characters are writing). Wait until the main narrative kicks-in and you'll be totally hooked. This would make a great movie - I kept seeing Chris Pratt as the lead.

Anyway - loved it. Looking forward to more from this author.
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- RaynaRed

great audio

If you could sum up Word Play in three words, what would they be?

great story line

What about Joel Froomkin’s performance did you like?

I like how he changed up his voices for the different characters.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed this audio and that the narrator didn't announce the chapter numbers. You knew with each new word you knew it was a new chapter.

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- Gina Meier

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-15-2016
  • Publisher: amy queau