Summer is finally here and geography teacher Sara Larson has exactly one month to find the perfect date for the wedding of a high school rival. The odds seem stacked against her, but the last thing she wants is to sit at the kids' table again. Or even worse, the singles' table. While trudging through an assortment of certified losers, Sara fights her attraction towards Ian, the irresistible guy next door.
Art teacher Ian McBride has a dream of opening his own gallery, but for now he's focused on sculpting a gift for his grandparents' 50th anniversary and enjoying a relaxing summer. However, Ian is blind-sided when crazy, beautiful Sara and her giant dog move in next door and rock his world. Too bad she wants nothing to do with him.
How can Sara avoid the attraction that sizzles between them and stick to her rule of not dating neighbors? As far as Ian's concerned, the prince Sara is looking for is right under her nose. And one kiss just might change everything.
©2015 Rich Amooi (P)2015 Rich Amooi
Yes, because it's a good example of it's genre. It was cute and fluffy without anything hardcore. It wasn't action or excitement, but I liked the humor. The dates she kept ending up with were not realistic, which is okay with me because they were meant to be funny and they succeeded in that. It was a simple plot with good pacing.
Ian's friend was my favorite in the story, because he was hilarious. Both Ian and Sara did things I thought were rude, like Ian waking Sara up and her banging on the wall, but that's just people and it kept the story moving. Ian did less annoying things, but he was too accommodating and forgiving.
I really enjoyed this narrator's performance. He has a comfortable voice without overdoing the female voices. The pacing and clarity was well-done. The only problem was that I frequently couldn't tell Ian and Sara apart, so I had to pay very close attention.
I received a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.
This is a great book written by Rich Amooi and narrated by Ryan Kennard Burke. Sara Larson is a teacher, summer has just started and she moved into a new house. Sara gets a wedding invitation from her high school nemesis that she has always competed with. Now she must find the perfect date to go with her to the wedding. She meets her sexy new neighbor Ian, when she storms over to his house to tell him to stop making noise. When he opens his door she can’t believe how sexy he is. Her rule is to never date her neighbor ever again, ever since she broke up with her ex who happened to be her old neighbor that is why she had to move. The problem is the more time she spends with Ian she realizes that she is falling for him. If you are looking for a great book that has it all, romance, humor, and giant dog that eats flowers.
The narrator Ryan Kennard Burke did a great job with this book, and it was very easy to listen to. He did a great job with the different voices of each character in this book. It was very easy to listen to in one sitting and I didn’t want to stop listening until the end.
If you are looking for a great book with great characters then you need to listen to this book. I am looking forward to listening to the next book by this author and narrator.
A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
This book had me laughing from the very first sentence. I loved the humor in this book. The story is about a woman, Sara, who is the last of her bunch of friends that is still single. She's just received that last wedding invitation. While she's in the process of trying to find some guy to take to the wedding in some hilarious on-line dating, she's also feuding with her new next door neighbor. He's annoying as hell, but really gorgeous. He also doesn't put up with the crud she dishes out without shoveling it back at her. He is also sympathetic to her dating dilemma. Is he really a toad, or is he just the frog she's been looking for?
The performance by Ryan Kennard Burke was outstanding! I totally loved this audio book!
I recently found the writings of Mr. Amooi and have verociously read and listened to everything avaliable. Audio versions just breed life and vitality to his words. I eagerly await his next book.
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Funny, lighthearted tale of dating angst. And a dog! The story flows well and we can all relate to some of the frogs. Ian feels insecure because of family expectation, and Sara has her own issues. Thrown together by Sara's move to the condo next to Ian, they reluctantly explore the attraction. No bed-hopping here, but other realities are referenced.
Totally engaging and definitely not too long. Grabs you by the ear and won't let go.
On the other hand, Ryan does not seem the best fit as narrator. He seems to be a fine audio-performer, just not as well suited to this type of book.
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If you're feeling down, listen to this audiobook! I guarantee your disposition will improve dramatically.
Teacher Sara Larson's love life is no fairy tale after a nasty breakup with her boyfriend/next door neighbor. In fact, Sara finds the situation so uncomfortable, she decides moving away is the best option and with summers arrival she does just that!
On her first day in her new abode, she rudely awakens early in the morning to a squealing noise coming from her new next door neighbors house! Enter sexy, irresistible new next door neighbor, art teacher, Ian Mcbride. Oh boy, Sara's not gonna let history repeat itself twice! Hilarity and misunderstandings ensue as Sara and Ian discover if there's such a thing as happily ever after.
Whenever I need an attitude adjustment, a Rich Amooi book will be my salvation.
Rich Amooi has a wickardly funny sense of humour and it comes to the fore in this story. I was entertained with many a good laugh and most of time time had a huge grin on my face.
I like the idea that this is a love story written from a male perspective. It has just the correct amount of love and romance without being soppy and it also doesn't rely on sex scenes to keep the reader interested.
The idea that the frog to be kissed so that he could turn into a prince nearly drove Sara scatty but she had been badly let down by her previous boyfriend in a similar scenario and so rather subscribed to a dating service and tried desperately to pretend that her feelings for her prince didn't exist.
Ryan Kennard Burke does a good job of narration and has a pleasant and easy to listen to voice.
All in all a very enjoyable experience.
I love books...I love storytelling. Audiobooks allow me to enjoy a great story while still being able to do my daily routine. Thanks Audible
Absolutely. I never laughed so hard.
Overall, I enjoyed the various blind dates. The descriptions were hysterical.
Mr. Amooi knows how to pick out his narrators. Ryan Kennard Burke never missed a beat telling this humorous tale. I know I would enjoy any narration from him.
I received a copy of this via audiobookblast in exchange for an unbiased review.
This book so delightful listen. It was full of humor and romance. The narrator did a decent job. My favorite character was the dog and it's antics. Worth a credit. This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."
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