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The Starter Ex

By: Mia Sosa
Narrated by: Noah B. Perez,Miranda Jay
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Publisher's summary

True love begins with a terrible ex in this steamy rom-com by USA Today best-selling author Mia Sosa.

Meet Vanessa Cordero. A cynic with a colorful past. You see, in college, Vanessa devised a profitable side gig: For a reasonable fee, she’d date your latest crush...and make his life miserable. Too clingy? Check. Jealous? Check. A mother's worst nightmare? Check, check, check. By the time Vanessa was done with him, your guy would be ready for...YOU.

Meet Jason Torres. A certified commitment-phobe. Jason doesn't plan on getting married anytime soon (if ever), much to his mother’s dismay. What he needs is a temporary girlfriend. A totally inappropriate girlfriend. Someone his mother will hate. So she'll abandon her hopes of getting Jason to the altar—for a while at least.

Enter Lisa, Vanessa's younger sister. She's got her eye on Jason and convinces Vanessa to come out of retirement for one last starter ex engagement. The rules are simple: no touching, no fooling around, and definitely no falling in love. But nothing's going according to plan. Because Vanessa can't ditch Jason no matter how hard she tries. And the longer these two are around each other, the more neither of them wants to be apart.

©2024 Mia Sosa (P)2024 Audible Originals, LLC

About the Creator

USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Mia Sosa writes funny, flirty, and moderately steamy romance novels that celebrate our multicultural world. Booklist called her “the go-to author for fans of sassy and sexy contemporary romances,” and Entertainment Weekly described The Worst Best Man as “rom-com perfection.” Her latest release, The Wedding Crasher, received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Library Journal, and BookPage and was a Best Romance nominee in the 2022 Goodreads Choice Awards. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Yale Law School, Mia practiced First Amendment and media law before trading her suits for sweatpants. She lives in Maryland with her college sweetheart, their two book-obsessed daughters, a gentle Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and one adorable rescue cat that rules them all. To learn more about Mia, visit miasosa.com.

About the Performer-Miranda Jay

About the Performer

Miranda Jay is an Afro-Latina award-winning voiceover performer, who has narrated numerous audiobooks and performed in multiple animated shows and video games. On screen she has appeared in TV shows on HBO and Peacock. She grew up on the East Coast.

About the Performer-Noah B. Perez

About the Performer

Noah B. Perez is an audiobook narrator best known for working on romance titles from such wonderful writers as Mia Sosa, Lauren Asher, Elena Armas, and more. Having the chance to be a part of such an important and intimate genre is something Noah is very proud of, especially the stories that celebrate inclusivity, safety, and consent. Noah resides in Los Angles, California, where he was born and raised.

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Everything I needed

This.,.. This... is what i call a marvelous read. It gave me laughs, on edge, tears, joy and PASSION!! This story was amazingly written and amazingly told. It gave me a spark within myself as i read it and a nice spark to my RL relationship. I could listen to this time an time again.

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From an Afro Latina who needed a happy story to listen to , obrigada

Omg where has this author been all my life?! I saw the cover and the Puerto Rican flag in the back and thought oh ok finally a story about Latinos ! Then when I realized the main character was Afro Latina I was hooked . I felt so seen ! Cute story and the acknowledgments inspired me to keep going with my podcast . I’m buying all her books .

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I love this author

Mia Sosa has a way of weaving a tale into something powerful. There’s always a hidden lesson. She touches on “real” obstacles that characters need to jump over. I loved this book.

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Vulnerability of the characters was so real!!

I really enjoyed listening to this book. What the author set out to do was done. I loved and hated some of the characters as if I knew them. And felt like I was Vanessa as the story progressed. I laughed so much. It was a well thought out story and I enjoyed it!!

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Had me from the word go. This one has so many good things going

This one is full of so much goodness. It has just enough sweetness not to be coying and the right amount of vinegar to give you that sting. The author has a great ear for dialogue and grounded realness that’s speaks to me. Spicy, sultry and sweet in the romance department makes me reminisce about that period in my life when I first discovered steamy romance novels and I fell hard and fast. Also, for all us who ride the waves between different cultures, this one really warms my heart and makes me feel grounded. The voice actors were AMAZING!! This is definitely a slice of perfection. It is mi flan de coco! Great job all around to production and the author.

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Wonderful story and character development

I truly enjoyed this book. The author delved deep to describe her characters and there were so many fun moments!

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SuperDope!

I love it all and hate that it ended. This could very well be one of those never ending sagas. Anthony & Miranda were fantastic - Perfectly believable. Thank you. Can’t wait w/o dive into the next one!

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I loved how relatable this story was!

Initially I thought this would be similar to How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, however there were unexpected twists!

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LOL 😂

This was a good rom-com. I literally laughed out loud for a good 3mins straight 🤣 Such a good love story & the narrators did a great job 👏🏽

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A MUST!!

This book was excellent! The readers were able to paint a picture of each character for me. Humorous & witty. I was sad when it ended.

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