Get Your Free Audiobook

#Selfie

Hashtag Series #4
Written by: Cambria Hebert
Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary

After 30 days, Audible is ₹199/mo. Cancel anytime.

OR

Publisher's Summary

She was the one girl I never wanted - until I had her. It was one night, one mistake, something we both wanted to forget. I got rid of the proof. The one piece of evidence that could remind us both. At least I thought I did. When it shows up on the school Buzzfeed, rumors fly. Friendships are tested, and the feels get real. I don't do relationships. I don't open my heart. Especially for a girl everyone knows I hate. What happens during spring break stays in spring break - until it follows you home.

©2015 Cambria Hebert (P)2015 Tantor

What members say

No Reviews are Available
Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Virginia(Andy)Currey
  • 13-02-16

it's just my opinion, no one else's

It's a good thing that I have read the book before I listen to this. I absolutely love the story but I dislike the person that they have reading Braden's part. I believe that they could have found someone better. The way he read Braden's character was not right for him. He was too out of breath, raspy, Braden is not that way.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Jacqueline's Reads
  • 29-10-15

It's different...

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I feel like this is a loaded question. You will have to read the part where I describe my feelings towards the narrators’ voices. Overall, I am a fan of the series.

If you’ve listened to books by Cambria Hebert before, how does this one compare?

This is my first Cambria Hebert audio book.

Did Shaun Grindell and Jillian Macie do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

When you do an audio book there are certain expectations you set as a listener. I love dual POV audio books. There’s something about listening to a male’s voice that just makes my experience better and more enhanced. I agree with the author, B’s voice was disappointing. Don’t get me wrong, the narrator’s voice is lovely, but it didn’t fit B’s personality. Also, it’s obvious that the voice is an older man, a man in his 40’s and 50’s, which doesn’t fit with B’s twenty-something character. Usually when I listen to a voice I’m not fond of, I eventually get into it. So on the bright side, after a few hours, it didn’t bother me so much anymore and I could get into the story.

I love Ivy’s narrator for this book. She’s light, cute and very girlie. I imaged Ivy completely as I was listening to it and maybe that is why I agree more with Ivy than B.

Was #Selfie worth the listening time?

I don’t like to post anything negative, but I think my experience would have been different, had I read this book instead of listened to it. Please read my full review on my thoughts.

Any additional comments?

Full Book Review Below:

3 ** scratching my head** stars

#Selfie is a standalone and is part of the Hashtag series. The first three books are Romeo and Rim’s story (whom I love and adore). The next book is #Poser, which continues Braeden’s (B) story from #Selfie, but #Selfie is a standalone.

I will have to put this disclaimer out there. I love the series. I’m a mega fan of Romeo and Rim, but I had a secret crush on B from the first book, #Nerd. I love how funny, abrasive and egotistical B was throughout the series. I find his relationship with Rim adorable, cute and kind. So I had high expectations going into #Selfie.

I waited to do the audio because I was curious to see how my experience would be verse reading the series, like I did with the first three books.

If you follow my reviews, you know I post positive reviews. No, I don’t love every book I read, but if I don’t like a book, I just don’t post a review. But I feel like it’s my duty to put this out there.

When you do an audio book there are certain expectations you set as a listener. I love dual POV audio books. There’s something about listening to a male’s voice that just makes my experience better and more enhanced. I agree with the author, B’s voice was disappointing. Don’t get me wrong, the narrator’s voice is lovely, but it didn’t fit B’s personality. Also, it’s obvious that the voice is an older man, a man in his 40’s and 50’s, which doesn’t fit with B’s twenty-something character. Usually when I listen to a voice I’m not fond of, I eventually get into it. So on the bright side, after a few hours, it didn’t bother me so much anymore and I could get into the story.

If you do not plan to do the audio, then here are my thoughts about the book.
There are mixed reviews for #Selfie, you either loved it or thought it was okay. I would say #Selfie has the most angst in the series and B is painted into a different light in this book. He’s got some flaws and it’s apparent in the story.

I’m not a fan of angst and I had certain perceptions of B from the beginning of the series, so that played a huge role while I listened to #Selfie.

B is a ladies man, he’s abrasive and doesn’t want a serious relationship. Ivy is your typical college girl, trying to find herself, but also try to have a good time. She’s beautiful and put together, but not everything is what it seems and there’s more to her than the make-up and blonde hair.

B and Ivy’s relationship pretty much start out with insta-lust. I have no issues with this, but it set the tone for the relationship between the two. Ivy has a huge complex because Missy has a crush on B and well, you just don’t hook up with your friend’s crush. Girl code right?
It’s hard to empathize for Missy. I understand Ivy’s concerns because Ivy wants to not hurt her friend, but at the same time, B gave no indication that he wanted anything with Missy, so shouldn’t Missy just simply move on? This kind of led to the “secret” throughout the whole book.

B is a hard Hero to love. In the first three books he’s pretty much drama-free and happy-go-lucky (at least in my eyes), but in #Selfie you see a lot of his issues. He’s not romantic and sometimes his gestures towards Ivy can be kind of harsh. There’s a point in the book where he called her an offensive name and it was hard for me to move past that, he’s not the perfect Hero and that dynamic gives him may layers to work through.

The whole book focuses on how B and Ivy’s not so easy relationship. Ivy tries to date other people to move past B, but of course no one measures up to him. When a Heroine dates other people, it always makes me want to slap the character, because it doesn’t do any good for the “nice guy” that is kind of used. Hopefully Trent gets his book.

Secrets are revealed later on and you take it as it comes. It will either shock or like me kind of confuse you, but you go with it.

I understand the glowing reviews. It’s an angst filled book with a complex Hero and a damage girl. A lot is revealed in the book and it kind of starts the momentum for #Poser.
I love Ivy’s narrator for this book. She’s light, cute and very girlie. I imaged Ivy completely as I was listening to it and maybe that is why I agree more with Ivy than B.

I wouldn’t compare B and Ivy’s relationship with Romeo and Rim. Both couples are very different and both stories go into a different direction. If you like a bit of angst and are curious to how B changes, then #Selfie is for you.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • 🎧Pam Audio-Fanatic🎧
  • 03-09-18

#Selfie

Narration: I knew going it was going to be different than the first 3 books, but I guess I expected a different voice for Braeden because this one seemed a little old for him. But you do get used to him. Now Jillian Macie's voice is great. Perfect for Ivy.

I have read and listened to all these before this is a re listen for me. And each time I listen I like something I didn't like before. If you are worried we won't see Rim and Romeo but we do we do! And that helps but I found the beginning like 10 chapters to be a little slow going. But if you pushed through cause you <3 Braeden like a brother yo you won't be disappointed!
This book has some emotion that I was expecting to feel with these two characters. I actually teared up a little twice I know I know that's not hard for me but it really was this book just pulled at my heart. And Romeo, oh Romeo, he totally had a swooning moment that I just loved. <3 Rim and the Hellcat lmao too funny poor kitty. ;)

So even though it started off slow it got good when it needed to and I am def looking forward to the 5th book. :) I am glad Ivy got her HEA she deserved it as much as Braeden :)

7 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lissy
  • 19-11-15

Great Story; Awful Male Narrator

What made the experience of listening to #Selfie the most enjoyable?

I love the story but and the female narrator.

How could the performance have been better?

The male narrator is awful! He totally ruined Braeden's part of the book.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • CS Taylor
  • 17-01-20

Please change the male narrator

I had a hard time listening to this story with the "godfather" wannabe. The female narrator was great! The story was good, but the wannabe was hard to understand sometimes.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Kiz
  • 24-12-19

loved reading it but....

the narrator for braeden was not braeden at all. he was not British and I'm glad I read and loved the book before I listened to this. I hope this can be redone.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • T McKinney-Battle
  • 05-10-19

Amazing Series

Every time, yes I have listened to this whole series at 10 times and every time I catch something I’ve missed. So in love with this series. Hate when it ends.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Stacie MacKay
  • 10-07-19

Male narrator is terrible

I don't really know how the story went because I couldn't get used to the male narrator's voice. It was TERRIBLE for a 21 year old guy....I couldn't finish the book and will skipping the next that is narrated by Shaun Grindell. I don't like to be negative but audible books can totally be ruined by narrators casted incorrectly.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Anonymous User
  • 26-03-19

Definite plot twist

this book left me hanging in the bounds. the identity of the buzz boss threw me through a definite look. As for B and Ivy. . . . secrets are never a good thing

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Susan Miller
  • 22-03-18

Meh would be an upgrade for this one

The male reader voice was very, very poorly suited to the character.
While the storyline is perhaps meant to be redemptive, the female character was not written strongly and I walked away feeling as though she settled for the “hot, heart” choice despite his inconsistently, often barely good behavior.
I won’t read further in the series after this book.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Lo
  • 22-07-17

Great Series

I love the Hashtag series by Cambria Hebert and really enjoyed #Selfie, despite it taking me awhile to really get into it due to the male narrator.
Ivy sounded exactly like I imagined she would when I read the book, but Braeden didn't sound anything like his character should of, he sounded much older than someone in their early 20's.

Other than this #Selfie is a great listen.

2 people found this helpful