In Spring Fever, the New York Times best-selling author Mary Kay Andrews delivers her delicious new escapist novel about small towns, old flames, and deep secrets.
Annajane Hudgens truly believes she is over her ex-husband, Mason Bayless. They’ve been divorced for four years, she’s engaged to a new, terrific guy, and she’s ready to leave the small town where she and Mason had so much history. She is so over Mason that she has absolutely no problem attending his wedding to the beautiful, intelligent, delightful Celia.
But when fate intervenes and the wedding is called to a halt as the bride is literally walking down the aisle, Annajane begins to realize that maybe she’s been given a second chance. Maybe everything happens for a reason. And maybe, just maybe, she wants Mason back.
But there are secrets afoot in this small southern town. On the peaceful surface of Hideaway Lake, Annajane discovers that the past is never really gone. Even if there are people determined to keep Annajane from getting what she wants, happiness might be hers for the taking, and the life she once had with Mason in this sleepy lake town might be in her future.
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I've read and/or listened to all of the Mary Kay Andrews books. After reading a couple of other reviews for this book, I was hesitant to buy. My sister convinced me after she got the hardback. Yes, I did stay up way too late two nights in a row wanting to hear what happened next. Pokey was my favorite character because she didn't give a rip about what anyone said.
As usual with Mary Kay's books, I laughed out loud at many parts because the dialog between her characters is strong. Maybe it is because I have lived in the south all my life that many of the references resonated with me. I enjoyed this entertaining little respite from reality. Think I will go have myself a cherry soda.
Everything it was slightly unbelievable with the ex wife being in the situation she was in but I loved the book.
When Mason wakes up to Celia
Annajane she was just very likeable
LOVE Mary Kay Andrews! But she is a SOUTHERN author, the narration was NOT and when she tried to be it was terrible. Mary Kay should know better than to have someone read her southern novels with such a terrible accent. Took away from the story.
Liked the supporting cast of characters.
She was so wrong for this book!
It was just "ok"
please Mary Kay, have a real southerner read your books. (or a better actress). All your other books have been so much fun!!
I tend to get into grooves where everything I read is historical romance, mystery, light romantic comedy, thrillers, or whatever. I used to read (in print) 2 or 3 books at the same time, switching one to the other, depending on mood. But there are medications for that now, LOL.
This was fun listening, but the story was not without problems. There were bits that should have been edited out, because they went nowhere in the end. But overall, I enjoyed it very much. The characters were believable, as was the plot. It made me want to cry, did make me laugh, and I sympathised with the people who came to life. The setting was part of the story, so it was enjoyable as well.
I enjoyed the narration. Many books set in the South are read in a 100% Southern accent, so when a character isn't from there, it is jarring to hear that accent. Kathleen McInerney reserved the Southern accent for the characters' dialog, and eschewed it for the descriptions, so when the character with the mid-western accent was speaking, it didn't disturb. The characters are also given distinct voices, so it's relatively easy to know who is speaking.
As well as all that, there is a bonus interview with Mary Kay Andrews at the end that was informative. Sometimes it's nice to get those questions of "how do you start a story" and "how do you invent your characters" answered. Her answers are interesting and surprising in some ways.
This was a cute story set in small town North Carolina. I really enjoyed the way Andrews brought the characters to life. I didn't want to put the book down.
This is a story about rediscovering lost love and friendship.
AnnaJane and Mason used to be married, so when she finds herself at Mason's wedding, she starts thinking about what happened to end their marriage and how she still loves him--despite being engaged to another man, as well. The story is about Annajane and Mason, but also small town living, the south and friendship. Conflict comes at Annajane and Mason in the form of their fiancees, family members and the business that Mason's family owns and which employs all the locals.
Kathleen McInerney did a great job with the Southern accent and distinguishing between different characters.
It's not deep, but it's well told and good chick-lit.
loved it. i'm ready for the next one. i thought that summer rental was great but spring fever showed it up. easy relaxed several times did not want to leave the car. it's to me a must listen. will keep on the will listen to again list.
I would!! It was a little cheesy, but I kept wanting to find out more and more. Wish they would make this book into a Hallmark or Lifetime movie. :)
Yes, Mary Kay Andrews does a good job writing light hearted rom com novels based in the south.
The mystery aspect was good. The relationship aspect to this book was weaker than Mary Kay's others.
No. Her male southern accents are so bad it made it hard for me to listen with out rolling my eyes and wishing I could fast forward.
Mary Kay Andrews knows how to write the perfect beach read. And this one, narrated by Kathleen McInerney, is a fantastic beach listen. I didn't want it to end.
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