🎧 Stud in the Stacks by Pippa Grant @ReadPippa ‏@KarenWhitereads @TheRealJoeArden ‏ ‏@TantorAudio

Posted August 16, 2018 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 12 Comments

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🎧 Stud in the Stacks by Pippa Grant @ReadPippa ‏@KarenWhitereads @TheRealJoeArden ‏ ‏@TantorAudioStud in the Stacks by Pippa Grant
Narrator: Karen White
Published by Tantor Audio on July 3, 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Length: 7 hours, 19 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Publisher
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When it comes to women, I know what they want. And all day long, I give it to them. Dark, broody, and sexy? You got it. Need to laugh? I’m your guy. Desperate for something to put you in the mood? You’ve come to the right place, kitten.

Every morning when my library opens, there’s a line around the block, the ladies flocking to me in need of their next book boyfriend. I’m that dude. The one who knows his way around the romance section. And if you think that hasn’t gotten me plenty of action over the years, you’d be wrong.

But I've made a few miscalculations, and now my reputation has my job in danger. If I can’t prove to my boss that I’m more than a playboy who recommends romance in the hopes of getting some hanky panky in the stacks, I can kiss my job goodbye.

Karen White, the narrator, brought this audio to my attention. I’m glad she did because the author was new to me, and this was fun.  Although, some of the sexy banter or sex terminology made me blush or cringe.

Parker is the oldest and has all younger brothers. She comes from a geeky nerd background in high school to a highly successful corporate vice president at an organic food chain.  Knox is the son of a librarian who becomes a librarian. They “meet” at a bachelor auction for the library where Parker tries to win him as a date since she needs a date for her high school reunion.  Parker is about 8 years older than Knox,  I think.  (Odd side note, this is the second book this week I’ve read where the woman is 5-8 years older than the man.)

Anyway, they make a deal and it is an amazing ride from there as they learn about each other and their lives.  They are awesome caring people with good families and friends.  Sure they each have their personal issues.  But, it is fun and sexy as they get to know each other better.

I loved the author’s nod to various romance authors as the Knox, the librarian, makes recommendations and thinks about situations in contrast to different books.  What’s sexier than a guy who knows books?


Karen White is well familiar to me. I enjoy her so much as she nails this type of heroine who has some insecurities.   Joe Arden was new to me but I liked his kind of raspy voice – oh yeah, perfect for sexy.    I listened at my usual 1.25 speed. The performance really brought out all the feels.

Listen to a clip:

About Karen White

Karen White is a classically trained actress who has been recording audio books since 1999 and has well over 150 books to her credit and is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA. Honored to be included inAudiofile’s Best Voices 2010 and 2011, she’s also an Audie Finalist and Best Audiobook of the Year winner for 2009, 2010 and 2011 (The Hemingses of Monticello by Annette Gordon Reed, Too Good to be True by Erin Arvedlund, and Everything That Rises Must Converge by Flannery O’Connor) and she has earned multiple Audiofile Earphones Awards, recently for and You Had Me at Woof by Julie Klam and Inside of a Dog by Alexandra Horowitz. Publishers Weekly says of Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick, “Karen White delivers a stunning reading, her character interpretations are confident and well-rounded, and she forges a strong bond with the audience.” Speaking of Audiobooks says of her, “Karen is one of my auto-buy narrators – if I think a book may interest me, her narration will sway me to give it a try.”

KAREN GREY is the pen name for award-winning narrator Karen White. A stage, screen and radio drama actor in Boston, New York and Los Angeles in the late 20th century, she started recording books in 1999. Now back in her home state of North Carolina, she shares a home with her family and (probably) too many pets, where she continues to narrate audiobooks as well as make up stories.

About Pippa Grant

Pippa Grant is a stay-at-home mom and housewife who loves to escape into sexy, funny stories way more than she likes perpetually cleaning toothpaste out of sinks and off toilet handles. When she’s not reading, writing, sleeping, or trying to prepare her adorable demon spawn to be productive members of society, she’s fantasizing about chocolate chip cookies.

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Narration (Audio)
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Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • 2018 Audiobook Challenge
  • 2018 New Release Challenge

Posted August 16, 2018 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 12 Comments

12 responses to “🎧 Stud in the Stacks by Pippa Grant

    • The thing is in addition to being smart and hot. He is also kind and has a sense of humor. That takes him from an A to A++++++. He could get by without the first qualities but not the last two. The combo of smart and funny are killer.

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  1. Jen

    Oh… I’ve got this one for review as well. So glad you enjoyed it. I’m really looking forward to listening.