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Broke Down

By: Sharan Daire
Narrated by: Vivienne Ferrari,Jack Calihan
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Summary

My car broke down on an icy road in the middle of nowhere.

I’ve got no money in the bank, no place to stay, and no food for my kids. Can it get any worse?

Sure. A police car pulls up.

The county sheriff calls his twin brother to tow my car for repairs that'll probably cost more than the beater is worth. They say don’t worry about it. They only want to help.

Sure they do.

These gorgeous guys just happen to have two friends who own a luxurious motel called Little Cypress Lodge. I walk into this incredible hotel and it's like I've entered a new fantasy world. It's warm, there's plenty of food for my kids, and they say I can stay. For free. As long as I need a place.The four of them even want to hire me to do some modeling work for their new fashion line. Crazy, right?

Me. The broke down, homeless single mom.

If I can keep up the act long enough to make some deposits on a new place, I can start a new life for me and my kids. If I don't lose my heart first.

©2021 Sharan Daire (P)2022 Sharan Daire

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Cheesy RH

I wanted to love this, I liked the idea of it, but it was bit more cheesy insta love than what I normally prefer.
I enjoyed the single mom aspect, that was well done.

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A Spicy Good Time

I love a fun and fluffy story!! They make me happy, and this one did not disappoint! It had the right amount of sweetness and firey spice!!! This was my first work by this author and I look forward to more! The narrators did an amazing job!! But Pink Flamingo is consistently great!! VIPFLOCK

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Reverse Harem Romance

Broke Down by Sharan Daire is a reverse harem romance that I listened to on audio narrated by Vivienne Ferrari and Jack Calihan. This is the first book in the My Over The Top Possessive Alpha Harem series.

This is the first book of Sharan's that I have read, and it won't be my last. I really enjoyed the relationship that bloomed between Shelby, Kaleb, Derek, Chris, and Everett. I also enjoyed getting all of their points of views throughout the book.

The book ended on a cliffhanger, but that wasn't a surprise since it's the first book in the series. I can't wait to dive into the next book Knocked Up to get more of their story.

Vivienne and Jack did a great job on the narration. I look forward to listening to more of their work in the future.

I would recommend this book if you like instant connection romances, reverse harem romances, or contemporary romances.


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Great Reverse Harem

This is a first listen from this author and I really enjoyed it. Shelbys car breaks down in the middle of nowhere and her kids are cold and hungry , when she sees flashing lights in her mirror she knows it’s the police. Derek approaches Shelby and offers his help although she’s reluctant she does accept his help and his brother Caleb tows her car to be repaired and she taken to the lodge where they arrange for her and the kids to stay .

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You know those delicious books that has you paranoid that someone will overhear you listening to them and it’s amazingly awesomely hot and you don’t really want like some prim and proper person hearing it and judging you,well this is one of them for me. This was off the charts hot but with an amazing story to back it up. The characters are well formed and individual a massive feat sometimes with RH the story flows well and the narration was so well done.

Seriously if you like your books hot this is the one for you.

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Fantastic Story & Narration!

Broke Down is a wonderfully written reverse harem romance and an even better listen. A delicious guilty pleasure! The name of the series, "My Over the Top Possessive Alpha Harem", speaks for itself; gorgeous, protective alpha males with scorching hot steamy times. That said, I found the four men more charming rather than over-the-top possessive. For an erotic book, the plot is well-developed and engaging, with terrific character development. It certainly captured and held my attention. I liked Shelby; she is a sweet, kind-hearted, and down-to-earth struggling single mother who was dealt a poor hand. Meeting the guys, Derek, Kaleb, Chris, and Everett, altered her and her kids' lives for the better. I found the guys to be complex, each in his unique way, having distinctive characteristics that made them stand out. I'm definitely looking forward to the next book in the series.

The narration was stellar. Vivienne Ferrari and Jack Calihan did an incredible job capturing and portraying the nuances of the various personalities while demonstrating genuine emotions. Overall, Broke Down was a highly enjoyable listen, one I'm recommending.

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Narrators did an amazing job!

Woweeee… 🔥🔥🔥🔥 um. There are no words. The story and the characters were highly captivating. The world and everything about it, the narration, just everything was so good.

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Great Story & Narration🎧 Delightfully Captivating

This book blew me away, my first written by Sharan Daire and I was not sure what to expect, so consider me wowed by her impressive story and start to an amazing new series. The story grabbed my attention right from the start and captivated it straight to the end. There is depth to the characters and they are realistic, easy to relate to and connect with, they are easy to care about too. Shelby is a single mom of two kids, she has been struggling financially and is heading to her Granny’s house, except her old car breaks down leaving her stranded on the road. Sheriff Derek Anderson comes to her rescue, though she is hesitant to accept his help, but her lack of funds limited her choices and she and the children go with him to the Little Cypress Lodge. Derek calls his brother, Kaleb, a mechanic tow her car. Derek felt an instant attraction to Shelby and thinks she may be the one he and his brothers have been looking for. Her kids, Liam and Allie, are happy being at the lodge and with their new friends. Derek wants them to be as comfortable as possible because he wants them to stay. Derek introduces her to his brother Kaleb and his two friends, Everett and Chris. I loved the dynamics and camaraderie between the guys. Chris, the gruff and broken billionaire who suffers from PTSD and Everett, the charming one of the two. Shelby finds herself attracted to each of these men and once she learns the dynamics of them and what they are looking for, it all falls together naturally for her. But getting thru to Chris is the hardest, he built walls around him. I loved how everything played out in this book, there is plenty of drama, a touch of angst, heartfelt emotions and some steamy romance. Sharan Daire, thank you for this lovely story and emotional rollercoaster ride.

🎧 📚🎧 And for the wonderful narration, Vivienne Ferrari and Jack Calihan were the perfect cast to bring these characters and their story to life. They had a complete understanding of the characters they portrayed, gave each a voice that suited their character’s persona, sounding believable and just as I pictured the characters to sound. They set the perfect tone for the story, captured all the characters’ emotions and projected them into their performance, making you feel every single one. These entertaining storytellers are a pleasure to listen to and their narration enhanced the story to another level. Thank you for another fantastic listen.

Thank you @PinkFlamingoProductions @AudiobookObsession TheFlock AudiobookObsessionReviewer🎧

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Loved the dual narration of Vivienne Ferrari and Jack Calihan

Shelby husband has left she can't make enough to pay rent and feed her two children. Heading to her grandmother's house her car breaks down and she's stranded. The sheriff Derek finds her before they all freeze to death. Derek is instantly smitten with Shelby. He takes her to the Lodge he owns with his friends, giving them a place to stay. Shelby is attracted to the twins Caleb and Derek and when she meets Chris and Everett, well wow. The four men want her and the children to stay.

Loved this book.

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This story is literally a fairytale and I loved every minute of it. Shelby is a young mother down on her luck trying to get to her grandmothers house with her two young children when her car breaks down in the Ozark’s near a lodge. Derek a sheriff finds her and gets his twin brother who’s a mechanic to help with her car. These two men also own a very posh lodge in not middle of the woods with their two best friends. Shelby is attracted to the twins Caleb and Derek and when she meets Chris and Everett it’s almost too good to be true. Shelby is very insecure because of the way she grew up and then marrying a man who treated her and their children horribly. She’s a realist thinking this is too good to be true to be offered a nice place to live men who love her children and a good paying, it’s up to these four men Derek, Caleb, Chris, and Everett to convince Shelby this is her life and not a fairytale.

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  • 12-11-22

Great Read

I loved this read. I enjoyed the characters and their antics! I am so glad theiktherer

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  • Isabel
  • 10-11-22

Broke Down

okay well this was such a cute book. i kinda wish this would happen to me please. lol fuge who doesn't want to be taken care of by 4 hot men. shoot i know i do. to be honest I can't wait for the next book to come out. im so looking forward to it. kinda excited. the narrator's did a really good job too.

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  • Ravens9308
  • 28-10-22

4.5 stars for this audiobook!

Audio Review from 2022

So I loved this ebook when I devoured it last year and the audiobook put me right back into this world by one of my fav authors writing contemporary under another pen name. Both narrators do a good job with the various emotions, all the side characters and main characters they had to do were done so well. I think the kids got me every time, their portrayals were amazeballs and made me smile (or get teary-eyed with happiness at the end of this book). The pain and internal conflict when it came to Shelby and the situation, with Chris and his past, with Caleb and his insecurities, made you feel like you were in the room with them, could feel the emotions. I think there were some moments that fell as bit/were a little screechy so that is why I didnt give it 5 stars for the performance. Great job, would definitely recommend this to others and cannot wait for book 2 to be on audio as well ❤️

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E-book Review from 2021

I loved the author (her other pen name) so I knew I would like her contemporary romance just wasn't sure how much haha. I couldn't but this book down. I needed a break from some of the darker, heavier books I had been reading and this was a perfect book to read. I usually don't gravitate towards books with kids, just because I am younger and don't have any of my own (not bashing books with kids, just not something I do looking for or normally read) but I really enjoyed that aspect of this plot.

Shelby is an adorable and down on her luck MC with some awesome kids. They have been dealt a really bad hand in life and Shelby is doing whatever she can to keep them safe and food in their belly. I loved the dynamics in this book, definitely has some emotional hard situations to get through but there is so much levity and light in the darkness I devoured it. I had to keep stopping so I didn't read the whole weekend away haha.

If you are looking for a realistic story (since its contemporary) don't read this book. I mean that there are 4 guys who are willing to share and fall instantly in love with Shelby and her kids. In that respect its a total fairytale, and I know I would feel the same way she did with how fast and intense everything went. I loved how realistic/logical Shelby was and how the guys had to constantly show her she could trust them. I don't want to give anything away but each guy is different and brings something to the table (one reason I love RH so much). There is some lying/hiding of truth which is detrimental to their relationship, but the leader of the harem does something not many would think of doing. Give Shelby space and let her come to her own conclusions and not hover/smother her. It was really refreshing and the different subplots were fabulous. From the clothes, the lodge, to the house, to the cuteness with the kids and family.

Gahhh I could go on and on, but I will stop now. Go buy this book is all I will say haha. I am already book 2 and am so happy the author decided to keep writing in this lane. 5/5 easily from me ❤️❤️❤️

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 27-10-22

Over The Top Possessive Alpha Harem

This is the first book I've read/listened to by Sharan Daire. At the very end she described this as her over the top, possessive alpha harem book, which was a completely correct description. I loved it. Okay, Chris kinda got on my nerves, but otherwise I love the characters. Insta-love was well done with two sweet children whom warmed my heart. Unfortunately it ended a bit abruptly, but was a great book to get lost in as I traveled.

Jack Calihan and Vivienne Ferrari are excellent narrators. They voiced the characters well. This book rolled like a movie in my head. Excellent performances.

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  • Nikitasbookreviews
  • 24-10-22

Good

Absolutely loved this one! It was my first read from this author and I’m definitely going to look at other books! I definitely recommend this one

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  • Jocelyne
  • 20-10-22

Sweet RH Romance!

This was my first Sharan Daire's book, and won't be my last. This is the first book in My Over the Top Possessive Alpha Harem Series, a RH Romance. Wow! I loved it! This is the best sweet and sexy RH Romance I ever listened to. Shelby, and her men Derek, Caleb, Everett and Chris are amazing characters. Shelby, a single mom, is strong, and caring. Each man meant something different to her: Caleb is the cuddler. Derek is the protector. Everett is the business man. Chris is the bad boy billionaire. They complement each other. Shelby's kids are cute and smart. The storyline is so sweet and heartwarming. Looking forward to listening to the next book in the series. Vivienne Ferrari and Jack Calihan did an excellent job with the narration. If you like sweet RH Romance, this one definitely is for you. I enjoyed it. #TheFlock

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  • S. Cole
  • 19-10-22

Broke Down

This is the first book in My Over the Top Possessive Alpha Harem series. I really enjoyed this book. This is about a single mother just trying to provide the best for her children. Her car broke down on the way to her grandma’s house. The local Sheriff Derick stopped to offer help. He took them
Back to the lodge that he owned with his brother Caleb and two best friends, Chris and Everett. Caleb is also the local mechanic. With $20 to her name she tried to deny the men’s help. This is an insta-love romance. I can’t wait for the next book. Vivienne Ferrari and Jack Calihan did a fantastic job narrating this book.

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  • Kristy
  • 10-10-22

loved

I love this book. I am so excited about the next one can't wait! I love the narrators and the book itself. I was completely hugged from the 1st to last word.If I could get it more than 5 stars I would.

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  • L Harkcom
  • 10-10-22

Broke Down

I enjoyed this book. It's a quick listen, and what I would call "insta-love". No angst here, either. It's easy listening and the narrator's did a great job. If you enjoy insta-love easy listening, you will enjoy this book. Worth your credit!

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