The Beard

  • by Anne Eton
  • Narrated by Tillie Hooper
  • 2 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When tall, pretty Kelly interviews at Washington D.C.’s premier LGBT-centric lobbying firm, she claims she has a girlfriend. Nothing could be further from the truth; she’s never even kissed a girl. Kelly’s hired. However, a suspicious co-worker keeps inquiring about her girlfriend. To keep her lies straight, Kelly bases her fictional partner on Anna, an aggressive, gorgeous lesbian friend of a friend. But when the firm’s annual Christmas party looms, Kelly’s forced to produce her mysterious girlfriend. The real Anna agrees to be Kelly’s "beard" - her fake date. But at the party, alcohol flows... and Anna’s all over Kelly. Kelly pretends to her office mates that her "girlfriend’s" advances are perfectly normal - even as she feels her resistance to the beautiful woman melting away.
The Beard is a comedy with sexy scenes and some explicit sections.


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Customer Reviews

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Defiant Mediocrity

This novella contains a weak plot; broad unrealistic caricatures; a totally ridiculous core concept; yet I can't bring myself to dismiss it completely.
Our main character Kathy interviews for a job with an LGBT lobbying group and despite a myriad of federal regulations that would prohibit such discrimination, she has to be a lesbian to work there.
Badly needing a job she invents a girlfriend by referencing a friend of a friend that she's never spoken to. There is a nosy know-it-all employee who's sure she's posing and she wastes no opportunity to announce her views to everyone within listening distance. When Kathy's boss tells her that she will be expected to produce said girlfriend at the company Christmas party she knows she has to get creative. Anna is convinced to play the part of her paramour and the resulting events at the party are as over the top teen movie like as they are unlikely. Still there is a likable quality to this story that makes it a worthwhile listening experience..
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- Me & My Girls

Cute story about A LIE

Would you consider the audio edition of The Beard to be better than the print version?

Never read the print version

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Beard?

When Kelly had to bring her pretend lesbian girl friend to the Gay-Lesbian lobby office she works for in DC. ( She told them she had a girl friend when she applied for the job) So her friends sister who's gay got a friend ANNA to go with Kelly. And Surprise Kelly was having feelings for Anna. But when Caught by the boss in the ladies room having sex......Kelly thought she would loose her job....I won't tell any more

What about Tillie Hooper’s performance did you like?

I never heard her before but she did an ok job she gave the right emotions and reactions to what ever was happening.

Who was the most memorable character of The Beard and why?

Sylvia the office bitch who was trying to get Kelly

Any additional comments?

It was a cute story about telling a lie to get a job. And we all know it's always best to be honest because lies always have a way of catching up. I got this on sale and it was a nice cute story. Not a romance or erotica, but more about Growing up and learning experiences.

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- Bonnie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-27-2013
  • Publisher: Beginnings Press