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This collection includes Clare London's first two charming London-based novellas of the With A Kick series – A Twist and Two Balls, and Slap and Tickle. Also included are two short stories featuring the characters in these books.
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WITH A KICK: A new and enticing ice cream franchise, with a unique blend of full flavour, mischief and romance. Patrick an
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Published April 13th 2018 by Jocular Press
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Rachel Emily
Oh, well this was delightful! I really enjoyed this set of stories - A Twist and Two Balls is Eddy and Nuri's story (a couple who I just adore!) and Slap and Tickle was Bryan and Phiz's story. Then the two shorter stories after that revisit these couples.

I really loved Eddy and Nuri, I loved Nuri's family and their history, I loved Eddy's melodrama and attitude, and I really thought that they had great chemistry together. I also especially loved Joel Leslie's narration for this one, his voices
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Barb ~rede-2-read~
This collection includes Clare London’s first two London-based novellas of the With A Kick series—A Twist and Two Balls and Slap and Tickle. Also included are two short stories featuring the characters in these books—Nice and Snow and Smack Happy.

With a Kick is a new ice cream shop, featuring ice cream for adults, i.e., ice cream made with liquor in a variety of flavors, one of which is named for the shop’s accountant, Bryan, and his new boyfriend, Phiz—Slap and Tickle. Patrick and Lee are the
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Carra
Jul 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
With A Kick Collection #1 gives us four stories from the series—A Twist and Two Balls, Slap and Tickle, plus two short stories (one each for the couples of each of the two other stories), Nice and Snow, and Smack Happy. These stories have some supporting characters in common, in particular Patrick (the owner of the With A Kick ice cream shop) and Lee (Patrick’s employee), both adding some good depth to the each story.

A Twist and Two Balls

Eddy (aka Eduardo Mancini) is a bit over the top sometime
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Angela Goodrich
I received a free copy of this audiobook to listen to and review for Wicked Reads.

I absolutely adored the stories in Clare London’s With a Kick Collection #1. Listeners are treated to two novellas and two short stories, one of each for two different couples, all performed by the extremely talented Joel Leslie. With the ice cream shop, With a Kick, being the common denominator between the couples’ stories, listeners are also treated to glimpses into Patrick and Lee’s business woes and a professio
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Maria Vickers
Jul 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
I have a new audiobook for those of you that like to listen to your books and if you like MM. With a Kick Collection #1, has two stories from the series along with two bonus stories about the couples that appear in the two main stories. It's quirky, funny, and I enjoyed listening to Joel Leslie bring the characters to life. I'm going to break down my review into 3 parts: story, narration, overall.

Story: 4 STARS
First, the story. I'm going to give the collection itself 4 stars. I liked the charac
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ButtonsMom2003
Great audio performance, entertaining stories.

With a Kick Collection No.1 features entertaining stories about two different couples.

A Twist and Two Balls is about aspiring actor Eduardo (Eddy) and taxi driver Nuri. These two meet when Eduardo hires Nuri's taxi. Nearing his destination Eduardo realizes he doesn't have enough money to pay the fare. He leaves the taxi and Nuri chases after him.

Their story is witty, funny at times, and sometimes a little sad. I love how Joel Leslie does all of the d
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Becky Baldridge
Jul 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Audiobook format
The stories in this collection are charming, lighthearted romances. The angst level is low and they're a good mix of sweet and sexy as we go through the beginning stages of romance with these couples. The characters are engaging and likable and we get the added bonus of witty dialogue and chuckle-worthy situations. I would've enjoyed this one in eBook format as well, but I have to say that the narrator, Joel Leslie, really sets this one apart with his accents and individual caden
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Db2567
Apr 09, 2019 rated it liked it
Sweet little MM romance book.
Two main novellas and two very short stories.
Santa story was my favourite.
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Angela – ☆☆☆☆☆
I absolutely adored the stories in Clare London’s With a Kick Collection #1. Listeners are treated to two novellas and two short stories, one of each for two different couples, all performed by the extremely talented Joel Leslie. With the ice cream shop, With a Kick, being the common denominator between the couples’ stories, listeners are also treated to glimpses i
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Jovan
Jan 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Story: 4
Narration: 4.5


With a Kick: Collection No. One is as delightful as the concoctions created in the stories’ eponymous ice cream shop. The collection includes the first two novellas of the series, A Twist and Two Balls and Slap and Tickle, as well as two shorts Nice and Snow and Smack Happy.

In A Twist and Two Balls, Eddy is busy chasing the dream of being a star of the London stage, but has little to show for it . . . including the cab fare to an audition. When he tries to duck out of payin
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Clare took the pen name London from the city where she lives, loves, and writes. A lone, brave female in a frenetic, testosterone-fuelled family home, she juggles her writing with her other day job as an accountant. She’s written in many genres and across many settings, with award-winning novels and short stories published both online and in print. She says she likes variety in her writing while f ...more