Andrea Blake's life has order. Everything is meticulously laid out and planned, from her house in its quiet neighborhood to her career path at Hagan's, the largest supermarket chain in the Northeast. Andrea knows what she wants.
Enter Kendall Foster, the distractingly attractive woman in charge of sales for her family's local microbrewery and somebody who wants very much to get her beer onto Hagan's shelves. A decision that happens to be Andrea's. The physical attraction is immediate and hard to resist, but Andrea doesn't need a complication like Kendall in her life, not when she's rocketing toward predictable security.
But Kendall is fun. And smart. And oh, so sexy. Can she convince Andrea that her rather flat, flavorless life could be way better with just a little bit of spice?
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The wisdom is reaching far beyond what we see. Delight in the journey
I'm guessing that "A Little Bit of Spice" began it's literary life as an alternate version of "Too Close To Touch." After all the plot's the same, the setting's the same and the ending's the same. Which doesn't have to be a negative; the the lead characters are, for the most part, well written and eventually likable (Andrea.) The supporting characters, with the exception of Julie and Andrea's mother are well written. The narrative doesn't stray far from the typical romance novel, but neither does it go too far outside the realm of reality. The information about beer and it's brewing is a nice touch as are Kendall's family dynamics and the way the Foster family is warm and loving without the author resorting to the same tired literary cliches as they almost always do. The obligatory breakup scene, a staple of the genre, is predictable and contrived as it almost always is, and the ending is entirely predictable. Still, this is a feel good story and an easy listen and not a bad way to spend a few hours.
Really good story with terrific narrator. ..I have listened to this 3 times...don't pass this one up!
I love the story. It was well read. The story was fun and playful. It sucks you in and you just want to listen to the whole thing at once.
The pace of this story was slow; it took a long time to get going and never seemed to really pick up the pace. The characters were somewhat believable and the storyline was fun, even if it did take FOREVER to play out.
Everything was VERY predictable and.. average: definitely not bad and nowhere near extraordinary. The sex was vanilla, the people were plain but believable, and the story was decent.
Get this for a mindless, mildly entertaining listen, just don't expect anything extraordinary.
I listened to Too Close to Touch, the previous story of Kaily, Gretchen, and their ethical dilemma, three times. This story is shorter, but just as intense. As in Too Close, Kendal and Andrea have strong work ethics and senses or propriety. On the one hand, perhaps the reader might want wistful fantasy, propriety be darned! That's not reality, though. The fantasy is of two women finding their way to each other's hearts in the most pleasant of realities... Girl meets girl. Girls, amidst strong pulls and amazing chemistry work to do right by each other, striving for respect for one another's years of goals and efforts. Having someone not sublimate my life's work is a pretty good fantasy, as far as I'm concerned.
I am currently an urban fantasy devotee. From Just fantasy to romance.
Great story. Great erotic relationship. Predictable turn. Whispers by matador need to be stage whispers.
This was a standard f/f romance with the usual plot devices and conclusions. it's an easy and enjoyable read with a great narrator who brought the charters and emotions alive. my only problem with the story came near the end. spoiler alert. I really didn't like the fact that Kendall was vilified for doing the right thing and absolutely zero blame was put on Andrea for not fighting for their relationship at all. she just throws her hands up in a huff and storms out. I mean if I were Kendall and that had just happened I would have felt like Andrea put no real value on their relationship. at least Andrea cared enough to try to do the right thing. sorry for getting on my soap box.
What a cool,intricate story!! I loved everything about this book and Abby is a reader extraordinaire!! Never knew beer was so cool and full of flavor! My last beer was Champale!! Wow! A+ to the GB!!
Neither great nor bad. A predictable women's romance that won't have you reaching for tissues, yet again once they have become a couple the book ends-do authors never consider that having listened to the build up and get together, we might like to know how the relationship succeeds without having to assume it, no deep emotion is delved into, no explicit scenes will move you, but you won't be waiting for it to end as with similar novels in this calibre and genre. It is what it is. It's not going to move you like Carol, or have you laughing like Gravity between us, but it's not the worst I've heard.
Has a few less of the ridiculous women's names so prevalent in modern novels which helps.
A one time is enough listen. Adequate.
"Loved this story!!"
Yes, in fact I have already listened to it 3 times in the last 2 weeks. I really enjoyed the story, it is a lovely romance that just makes you feel good. This is a story/audiobook I could happily read or listen to over and over.
I love the romance and sweetness of the characters. I really liked getting to see Kylie and Gretchen again, 10yrs on from when they met in Too Close to Touch.
Abby Craden is one of the best narrators on here. I really enjoy how Abby always gives the characters individual voices. I always know I will be able to follow the story and recognise the different characters when I see Abby is the Narrator.
I have listened to many books narrated by her and she really get the story across.
yes!!! I couldn't press pause, I ended up listening to it all in one sitting because I just couldn't stop, I wanted to see where the story went. I then listened to the last few chapters again.
if you love a good romance then I definitely recommend this book and author.
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