Welcome back to Bliss, the land of happily ever afters!
Lindsey Castellano couldn't ask for more. She's the most successful divorce lawyer ever raised in Bliss. (Never mind that she's the only one.) She's her nephew's favorite aunt. (For the moment, anyway.) And thanks to a little gift (or curse) from the universe, she's an expert at avoiding love, commitment, and inevitable heartbreak. Or so she thought until the night of her sister's wedding.
Will Truitt might've grown up living a country song - his momma died, his daddy went to prison, and his dog ran away - but as an adult, he's been blessed by the country rock gods. Being Billy Brenton on stage isn't an honor he takes lightly. He likes to give back what fame has given him, which is how he finds himself happily crashing a wedding in this quirky little bridal-obsessed town. The one thing he isn't counting on, though, is colliding with the only girl he ever let himself love.
It's been 15 years since Lindsey shattered his heart. Then, she'd been a sorority girl on her way to the top, and he'd been a lowly janitor with a little bit of a dream. Now he's on top of the world, and she's the last person he should need or want.
But she's the only person who has ever inspired his music. And he's the only man she's never been able to forget. Have the years made them wiser, stronger, and better able to love, or this time, will they simply crash and burn harder?
©2015 Jamie Farrell (P)2016 Jamie Farrell
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Overall Rating: 4.75
Story Rating: 4.50
Character Rating: 5.00
Audio Rating: 4.00 (not part of the overall rating)
Quick Thoughts: This is going to be one of my top reads of 2017. Very seldom does a straight contemporary romance make my list but this had it all. It was funny, charming, smart-ass filled, and delightful. I LOVED Will and Lindsey! Their chemistry was fantastic but I also loved that their path was not easy. PLUS, that end was sooooooooooo perfect for the two of them. Especially Lindsey, who you just have to love! All the side characters added to the charm and I can't wait to continue the series.
Narrated by: Karen White /Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
Karen is an excellent fit for this series. She has that breezy, quirky, yet stubborn type of voice that can match all the women and their attitudes. She very much sales the quirkiness of the town and nailed that last section which just had to be fun to record!
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I gave it 4 stars.
I would have to say the boyfriend competition.
She did a fine job with the accents and attitudes of the characters.
MATCHED by Jamie Farrell was a really fun book that I can highly recommend and that can be read as a stand-alone story. However it is a great follow up to Blissed, the first book in the series, which I also highly recommend. This series is set in a town called Bliss where the whole focus of the townfolk is about love and weddings. Sort of like a Santa's village idea, but all year round and about weddings and with cast a delightfully quirky characters whose antics will make you smile and that you can't help but love.
Matched is a second chance love story featuring Lindsey Castellano, a daughter of Bliss, who lives in and works as a divorce lawyer in the next town over because there are no divorce lawyers in Bliss. Lindsey sees her mission as saving people from their mistakes so they can have a second chance to find true love.
Will Truitt AKA Billy Brenton, first met Lindsey when she was still in college. They were both young, but he fell hard for the girl who made him believe his dreams could come true. Now he's a country music superstar and mostly due to the songs his "Angel" inspired. The ones she inspired when she broke his heart and even so, she's still the only woman he's ever loved. So when he finds himself in the town of Bliss as a favor to a friend and realizes the wedding he's there for is that of Lindsay's younger sister Natalie? He's more than ready to try for a second chance with his "Angel" and this time there will be no walking away.
I listened to the audio version of this book. Which made this great story even better. The narrator did a fabulous job on the accents and attitude of the characters. 4 stars
Will "Billy" Breton and Lindsey Castellano met on Spring break when they were 19 years old. They had a week long fling that ended in broken hearts. Now fifteen years later they meet again at the wedding of Lindsey's sister. Will they get their second chance?
I loved Will and Lindsey's story! It was full of humor and fun. Jamie Farrell does a great job of writing about the quirky town of Bliss. It was fun catching up with the town and I can't wait for Kimmie's story! I would definitely recommend this book.
I love Lindsey and her tough outer shell and a withdrawn and insecure inside. She wants so much, but does not know how to be herself. I am so glad Lindsey's story was second.
I am frustrated and intrigued by Will's dichotomy. Lindsey and see herself with Will but not with his country superstar act, Billy.
This is a great book; this is the second book in the Misfit Brides series written by Jamie Farrell and narrated by Karen White. Lindsey Castellano is a successful divorce lawyer in Bliss. She is an expert at avoiding love, commitment, and inevitable heartbreak. Or so she thought until the night of her sister's wedding. Will Truitt makes his living being Billy Brenton on stage isn't an honor he takes lightly. He likes to give back what fame has given him, which is how he finds himself happily crashing a wedding in this quirky little bridal-obsessed town. The one thing he isn't counting on, though, is colliding with the only girl he ever let himself love and who broke his heart.
The narrator Karen White did a wonderful job with this book. She 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 well-developed 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 is another great book by Jamie Farrell. I love it. And her narrator Karen White has became my favorite. I love listening to her. She brings Jamie's skillfully written words of to life.
Funny, whitty writing. Loved the book reading it the first time and it was still as enjoyable listening to it a year or so later.
Maybe it's just me but It took a bit for the narrators voice on one of the main characters not to grate on my nerves. It would have been better to use that persona on a different character in my opinion.
The story was so wonderful. I loved seeing Lindsey finally come into her own and be the person she was always meant to be. Lindsey and Will were the perfect match and I loved their journey to be together. Karen White absolutely brings Jamie Farrell's world to life and I fall more in love with each book all over again each time I listen.
I loved everything about this story.
The Battle of the Boyfriends scene.
Yes, but sadly I didn't get to listen to it all in one sitting.
Lindsey Castellano is a divorce lawyer in Bliss and Will Truitt is now Billy Brenton the famous country music singer. Lindsey broke Will’s heart 15 years ago but he has never forgotten her. When he crashes her sister’s wedding she isn't ready for the unwanted turmoil his presence causes in her life. Will she break her own rule that she doesn't do love and she doesn't do commitment? This second story in the Misfit Brides series is entertaining and well written. Funny situations with characters from the first book make for an enjoyable story. It is fun, romantic and has a very, very satisfying ending!
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