Closer

  • by Aria Hawthorne
  • Narrated by Emma White
  • 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Famous Dutch architect Sven van der Meer, has just completed the greatest achievement of his professional life - the design and construction of The Spire, Chicago's tallest, most controversial skyscraper. But a shameful secret threatens to destroy his prestigious career - he's losing his eyesight. Now, he's run out of time and the only woman qualified to help maintain his charade of invincibility is also the one woman who despises him and The Spire. And he's fairly certain she's hiding something as well. Will the fiery, but enchanting, Miss Sanchez be the right woman to play the role of his pretend girlfriend? Or will the temptation of getting too close, too fast jeopardize their business arrangement and the future of his entire career?
When 28-year-old woefully unemployed Inez Sanchez arrives to her interview with hotter-than-hell billionaire architect Sven van der Meer - mastermind behind The Spire - she quickly realizes his job proposition isn't what she was anticipating. He's hiding a life-changing secret, one that could ruin his career as the most influential architect in the world, and he's willing to pay her 5000 dollars a day - just to help him keep it. Will she accept his offer to become his "pretend girlfriend" for the next four days in order to ensure the success of the most important week of his life? Or will her sassy flair for independence and smartass sarcasm keep her from submitting to his stern authoritative commands, no matter how sexy his European accent might be? And what will happen when he discovers she's hiding a secret, too - one that could threaten the stability of their arrangement and prevent her from getting too close to the one man in the world who might be capable of gaining her trust...

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Unique twist!!

I listened to the audible version of this book. I enjoyed Inez and Sven's story. I thought it was a unique twist to the usual Billionaire stories. I really got a kick out of Inez's grandmother!! She's hilarious!! Loved how the book ended!
The narrator did a good job. I was a little thrown off by the narrator's accent at first but once she got into the story and all the other characters come into play it all seemed to come together. This is my first book by Aria Hawthorne and I will definitely read more by this author.
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- H. Faulkner

Who Knew Blind Danish Billionaires Were So Sexy?

(I received an Audible credit so that I could listen to the book and give it an honest review)

So... I loved the story - if you've been reading my reviews lately, you'll notice that I have quite the thing for damaged characters (because aren't we all damaged in our own ways?) and this book featured two beautifully damaged characters. It's hard to say how so without giving away spoilers, but I fell hard for Inez -her strength, her sass, and her courage. And while Sven was quite the a$$hole to start, once we got to know more about him, it was totally understandable. I really appreciated that they didn't just jump into bed with each other, it made it that much more gratifying when it actually happened.

As far as the narration, hmmm.... I thought the voice talent did a good job with giving each character a distinct accent and voice, but I found her actual accent (the one used for the narration) to be slightly awkward and indiscernible. I actually chose to listen to it at 1.25x speed as opposed to regular speed and that helped. But I really did enjoy the story itself and listened to it twice!
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- Sweet Red Reader

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-11-2017
  • Publisher: French Kiss Press LLC