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  • In Too Deep

  • Stewart Island Series, Book 1
  • By: Tracey Alvarez
  • Narrated by: Amy Soakes
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Ryan "West" Westlake belongs on the island. It's in his blood and who he is. Nobody can deny that. When Piper Harland walked out of his life years ago, West let her go. He'd never stand in the way of a woman and her dreams. But now that she's back, their past smacks him right in the face. With tempers flared and desires heightened, West just might realize what he lost so long ago. Piper would do anything for her brother - even if means going back to Stewart Island - the one place she swore she'd never go again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful Story - Great Narration!

  • By Jocelyne on 12-21-18

Great audiobook!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-10-19

This book was so much fun! An all-around great read with fantastic characters, a solid plot, and a delicious romance, I read the ebook version a while ago, but was more than happy to re-read the audio when I found out it had been released. You've got to love that Kiwi accent... :)

Lovers-with-a-past is one of my favorite troupes, and it's done very well here. Piper and West have explosive chemistry, but when they parted nine years ago all kinds of misunderstandings--some of them due to willful misdirection, while others are not--conspired to keep them apart. They both believe that there's an expiration date on this portion of their relationship as well, and it makes for some heartbreaking scenes.

Fortunately, to distract you from the angst, there's also plenty of fun and steamy scenes throughout... ;)

In Too Deep is a romance, so the HEA is a given, but it's definitely not an easy path for Piper and West. Their journey is believable, and at times, heart-wrenching. I needed to have everything work out for those two, and this kept me looking for mindless things to do so I could keep listening. (All the dishes in the house are spotless! The dog has never been on so many walks!)

Though I loved the hero and heroine, the secondary characters here are just as fun and really helped to showcase Tracey Alvarez's fun and witty writing style. Reading this book, it feels totally populated with fictional characters that would blend right in with my less-than-fictional friends. I love books like that--where the characters seem to jump off the page they're so real.

The New Zealand setting is absolutely beautiful, and reading about diving--from free-diving to cage diving (sharks!) to being a dive cop--was fascinating. None of it is something I'd be able to do, mind you--I'd be the one sitting on the beach or deck of the boat with my SPF 45 and a book--but it is really interesting to read about.

It all adds up to a book that I literally didn't want to stop listening to, even though I already knew how it was going to end up :)

4 1/2 stars, A rating

  • How to Date Your Dragon

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi, Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,515
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,163
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,157

Concerned that technology is about to chase mythological creatures out into the open (how long can Sasquatch stay hidden from Google maps?), the League for Interspecies Cooperation is sending Jillian to Louisiana on a fact-finding mission. While the League hopes to hold on to secrecy for a little bit longer, they're preparing for the worst in terms of human reactions. They need a plan, so they look to Mystic Bayou, a tiny town hidden in the swamp where humans and supernatural residents have been living in harmony for generations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As someone from Louisiana...

  • By Kristi on 02-13-18

Another fun series start!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-22-18

So much fun!

Mystic Bayou is in the same world as Harper's other series (Jane Jameson, Half-Moon Hollow, and Naked Werewolf) but from a slightly different angle--there's ever so many more supernatural creatures out there than humans know about so far, unless you happen to be involved in the still-somewhat secret group the League for Interspecies Cooperation. Dr. Jillian Ramsay is sent out to Mystic Bayou, Louisiana in order to figure out if the town, which boasts an unusually high supernatural-to-human ratio, could be a model going forward for other towns once the inevitable "big reveal" happens and everyone around the world knows just who--or what--their neighbors really are.

Of course she meets all kinds of fun and quirky characters--both human and magie (supernatural)--and of course she's crazy attracted to the town sheriff, who happens to be a dragon shifter. Not having the benefit the readers do of knowing the title of the book, though, it takes her ages to figure out what exactly he is (because it's rude to ask, naturally). Watching for the clues along the way is a lot of fun, though, as is how she finally figures it out...

This series has dual POVs, which is a change for Ms. Harper, and the two narrators of the audio version did a fantastic job. I can't wait to see what will happen next in Zed's (the mayor, and a bear shifter) book, Love and Other Wild Things. As Bael's BFF here, he was an absolute riot as he watched his friend fall in love--and teased him mercilessly about it. I cannot wait to see him get what is coming to him on the way to his own HEA!

Rating: 4 stars / A-

  • SEAL Camp

  • Tall, Dark, and Dangerous, Book 12
  • By: Suzanne Brockmann
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor, Melanie Ewbank
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 67

Navy SEAL Lieutenant Jim "Spaceman" Slade's got a problem. A SEAL team is only as fast as its slowest member - and right now, thanks to his battered knees, that's Jim. He reluctantly takes medical leave, but he's a SEAL, so he spends his "vacation" as an instructor, helping out a former senior chief who runs a camp for SEAL wannabes. But to Jim's shock, he finds himself falling for the one woman attending the camp session - an obviously brilliant but seemingly timid lawyer who is determined to do everything her way, no matter how wrong. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Great Author turned After School Special

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-06-18

The Tall, Dark, and Dangerous series is back--yay!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-16-18

If you've read the other series books--or just looked them up--you might have noticed that it's been 15 years (2003) since the previous book in the series came out ( Night Watch ). The intro to this book warns series readers to "embrace the time warp!" because Seal World is set in today's world, though for the series characters only about a year and a half has passed. Fortunately, they've adjusted well, and not a single one of them is carrying a flip phone or trying to IM anyone. Well, not that I noticed, anyway... ;)

I really liked both Jim and Ashley. Both together and separately they gave me quite a few LOL moments as I read, and together they were a great couple...eventually. There was a lot of work needed to get them to the point where they could truly come together as equals, and unfortunately they definitely weren't there by the end of their too-short mutual stay at "camp". They both made some choices during the book that were downright maddening or cringe-worthy (or both, occasionally), some of which I absolutely disagreed with at first but which did make sense--for their characters--ultimately. And of course they both eventually got their heads out of their you-know-whats and met each other halfway by the end of the book, so there is that ;)

The book did feel a bit preachy at times, as Jim couldn't manage to see Ashley's point about why she chose to react to two of her SEAL Camp teammates' innuendos in the way that she did without practically being hit on the head with her reasoning. Given today's real-world climate, though, it was refreshing to see people having grown-up conversations about things like consent, harassment, and respect and then go on to have a HEA you can believe in at the end. (That said, though--if you didn't cheer for Suz's recent RWA speech, then this probably isn't the book for you.)

It's been a while since I'd read the other series books (a summer of 2011 binge read, thanks to my library's e-audiobook collection), so I was more than a little fuzzy on the details. No worries, though--Seal Camp should work just fine as a standalone, or as an intro to the series. If you have read the other books, many (most? maybe even all, I'd have to double-check to be sure) of the past characters make at least token appearances, and it was a lot of fun to catch up with them. The next book's ( King's Ransom ) plot is hinted at, and dare we hope for a future book with Dave (new to the SEAL team as of this book and the first openly gay man to be admitted to BUDS after "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" was lifted)? Fingers crossed!

Oh, and Ashley's brother. He's gotta get a book too! ;)

Full disclosure: I beta-read this book for the author last spring as a backer reward for the Kickstarter campaign she ran to get backing for a movie she was producing. I loved it then, but wanted to wait until I'd read the final version to give a review. Since I've read so many of her books (read: almost all of them) on audio, waiting for the audio version to come out seemed like a perfect idea. It didn't disappoint! The audiobook is narrated by Patrick Lawlor and Melanie Ewbank, who narrate most of the Troubleshooters series, and they do a great job (as always!) bringing Jim and Ash to life.

Rating: 4 stars / A-

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  • When the Lights Go Out

  • By: Mary Kubica
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Jayme Mattler
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 275
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 255

Jessie Sloane is on the path to rebuilding her life after years of caring for her ailing mother. She rents a new apartment and applies for college. But when the college informs her that her social security number has raised a red flag, Jessie discovers a shocking detail that causes her to doubt everything she’s ever known. Meanwhile, 20 years earlier and 250 miles away, another woman’s split-second decision may hold the key to Jessie’s secret past. Has Jessie’s whole life been a lie, or have her delusions gotten the best of her? 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great performance... but the story...?

  • By Beckymmoe on 09-13-18

Great performance... but the story...?

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-13-18

Both narrators did a great job. I felt like I could really "hear" both characters through them. But the big twist at the end of the story? I don't know, I'm still processing, but I'm not crazy about it. I'm especially not crazy about what Eden does last (well, we find out last. She does it much, much earlier, thanks to the back and forth storyline) I was kind of, almost liking her again at that point, too...

A frustrating read. I didn't hate it, but I definitely didn't love it either. My first book from this author... the jury's still out on whether it will be my last or not.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Unbreak My Heart

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Joe Arden, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212

Experience all the feels in this unforgettable second-chance standalone romance from number-one New York Times best-seller Lauren Blakely! I didn't break her heart, and she didn't break mine - we broke each other's. I never stopped loving her, but time and distance played its cruel role in ripping us apart three years ago when she moved halfway around the world. Now after all those endless miles away, she's returned...but I'm not the guy I was before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth all the feels, the tears and the ride!! Wow!

  • By Patricia Villali Koett on 08-15-18

Different from her usual...

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-22-18

Unbreak My Heart was a bit different from the other Lauren Blakely books I've read before--less rom-com-y, more angsty. Andrew in particular has more true issues than most of her characters tend to--he's grieving his brother's death, flirting with a possible addiction, and is generally feeling very lost. He had a once-upon-a-time relationship with Holland several years ago that ended when they went to colleges on different continents, but she's back now (or is she?) and he knows he still loves her and wants to be with her but isn't sure if she feels the same or if it could work.

A letter from his brother's girlfriend inspires Andrew to take a trip to Japan (Holland goes too, as she's coincidentally going to be starting a new job there soon) to find out some truths about his brother's last few months on earth. Can he possibly find out some truths about himself as well?

(Spoiler alert: yes, he does.)

Andrew's journey was at times painful, at other times uplifting. A few of his problems felt as if they were resolved a tad bit *too* quickly, but the ending/epilogue was truly wonderful--and his dog? Don't even get me started on the awesomeness that is his dog :)

The audiobook was nicely read by dual narrators--the story is told in alternation first person POV--though the decision to have each narrator read their respective character's text messages was a teensy bit jarring. The audio version also had a bonus novella at the end-- The Start of Us , the first book in Ms. Blakely's new adult No Regrets series--read by the same narrator duo.

Rating: 4 stars / B+

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

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  • Wicked and the Wallflower

  • The Bareknuckle Bastards, Book 1
  • By: Sarah MacLean
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196

When Wicked Comes Calling... When a mysterious stranger finds his way into her bedchamber and offers his help in landing a duke, Lady Felicity Faircloth agrees - on one condition. She’s seen enough of the world to believe in passion, and won’t accept a marriage without it. The Wallflower Makes a Dangerous Bargain... Bastard son of a duke and king of London’s dark streets, Devil has spent a lifetime wielding power and seizing opportunity, and the spinster wallflower is everything he needs to exact a revenge years in the making.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • And she sucks me in again!!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-26-18

A new Sarah MacLean series--yay!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-02-18

A new series from Ms. MacLean!

Wicked and the Wallflower is loosely connected to at least two other series of hers--the Fallen Angel from The Rules of Scoundrels is a customer of the Barenuckle Bastards, and Felicity was one of the failed suitesses of the Duke of Haven in The Day of the Duchess . If you haven't read all (or any) of those books, no worries, you'll manage--though perhaps the strangeness of what you'll hear about the plot of The Day of the Duchess might inspire you to pick that one up next. (DO IT. OMG, So. Good.)

This book of course has a lot of set-up for this series: we are introduced to the three (four) siblings (well, siblings-ish for the fourth) and find out some of their history, though there are quite a few gaps left in their backstory that will presumably be filled in as the series continues. I really did find that I wanted more of the gaps filled in here than we get--I have a feeling most of what I'm looking for won't be revealed until book three, which sadly doesn't even have a name yet (sigh)--but what we do learn gives Devil a suitably horrible childhood and helps show why he doesn't believe he'll ever be good enough for Felicity.

(Though that bit does get to be a bit much, honestly. She clearly wants you, dude, and doesn't care about your "darkness"--get over yourself, already.)

Still, this book gave me all the feels--I loved how Felicity managed to give as good as she got all book long, and watching Devil go from a moody guy who is bent on revenge to a man who finds love at last was just wonderful (as was watching his brother Whit mock him for it--just you wait, "Beast"). I can't believe we have to wait until next June(!) for the next book. Though maybe I'll use that as an excuse to re-read Duchess... ;)

Rating: 4 1/2 stars / A

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

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  • Save a Truck, Ride a Redneck

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,686
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,585
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,573

Molly Harper brings her signature "clever humor, snark, silliness, and endearing protagonists" ( Booklist) to the charming small town of Lake Sackett, Georgia with the new Southern Eclectic series. Carl and Marianne were high school sweethearts, loving the way only teenagers can - with no thought to logic or pride, just a bone-headed, optimistic frenzy of unicorns and hormones. That was all they needed. Or so Carl thought. Scared of being stuck in Lake Sackett, Georgia, like so many of her friends, Marianne panicked and bolted....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not as impressed with the story

  • By SuchetA on 11-07-17

Short and fun

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-02-18

So adorable!

Save a Truck, Ride a Redneck a really fun intro to the people and setting of Southern Eclectic world; Marianne and Carl's second-chance romance is almost an afterthought as it doesn't take up a ton of space in the book, which is a bit of a bummer. This novella's worst flaw is that it's...well...a novella. I'd have loved a full-novel-length version of Marianne and Carl's story. Alas, it is not to be--so I guess I'll just have to enjoy them living their HEA in Marianne's cousins' (and brother's, I sincerely hope?) books...

The audio version is beautifully narrated by Amanda Ronconi, as per usual :)

Rating: 4 stars / B+

  • Teach Your Heart

  • Bounty Bay Series, Book 3
  • By: Tracey Alvarez
  • Narrated by: Rosie O'Toole
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Doctor O-for-Awesome Owen Bennett is all about fixing broken things and being responsible. His motto? Rules are helpful boundaries. Rules can be fun. But when he’s temporarily put in charge of three precocious kids, chaos reigns, and his list of household rules gets tossed out the window. Except one. Under no circumstance will he get involved with the kids’ tempting new nanny. After four years flitting around Europe, waitress/dog-walker/au-pair Gracie Cooper returns home to Bounty Bay for her brother’s wedding.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Open Your Heart To Love!

  • By Betababe on 08-28-18

Another fun series addition!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-11-18

I am loving the characters of the Far North series just as much as the Due South ones!

Gracie Cooper, little sister of Glen from Know Your Heart , is at loose ends in her life. Unable to stomach staying with their overbearing and demanding father for even a weekend, she heads off to visit her big bro and his fiancee until her next job calls her...only she doesn't actually make it there, not really. She's waylaid along the way by two babysitter escapees, one who looks suspiciously like a human minion and the other who clearly needs a trip to the emergency room.

The emergency room where their uncle and temporary guardian, Dr. Owen "O is for Awesome" Bennett works. Coincidence? Of course not! How else can we throw these two obviously-opposites-but-still-clearly-meant-for-each-other people together? ;)

His babysitter has just quit, she needs a temporary job, the kids will go back to his mother's in two months...what could go wrong?

LOL...like you have to ask!

I adored Gracie and Owen (and all the different "O is for..." names that she and her friends will come up with throughout the book), and Morgan, Will (or William, never Willie, for a reason I agree with but that still makes me LOL), and Charlie (NOT Charlotte!) were such a fun group of kids--not at all plot-moppety. Watching Owen learn to loosen up once again and Gracie finally find some roots was such a good time. And Owen's ever-evolving "house rules" made me laugh out loud--and wince--because yeah, Legos hurt. I'm with you there, Dr. McDreamy.

Though the couples from the first two books do play roles here, this one would work fine as a standalone if you haven't had a chance to read them yet. (But read them later! Trust me, you won't be sorry.) And fortunately, there's still a few suspiciously single characters floating around town who clearly need their own HEAs, so there's good hope that we'll see more of Gracie, Owen, Morgan, Will, and Charlie in the future too :)

The audiobook, as always, is nicely narrated by Rose O'Toole. It adds an extra layer of fun to hear everything said in an authentic NZ accent.

Rating: 4 stars / A-

  • Part-Time Lover

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Shane East, Grace Grant
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 432
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 404
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 404

I'll say this about Christian - he made one hell of a first impression. When I first saw the strapping man, he was doing handstands naked on a dock along the canal. His crown jewels were far more entertaining than anything else I'd seen on the boat tour, so I did what any curious woman would do - I took his photo.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A SWEET ENJOYABLE CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 06-04-18

Not my favorite from her, but still a good listen

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-10-18

I loved Christian and Elise's--dare I call it a meet cute? Would Christian be offended to have his naked man bits referred to as "cute"? (Yes, probably...but he would also probably laugh, because darn it, it was kinda cute). Their initial courtship was entertaining, and the reason for their fake-ish relationship was fairly unique. I loved that they didn't sleep together until their wedding night, and their dates beforehand all seemed fun and quirky.

But...

Once they were married and started to feel things for each other, the book got rather frustrating, culminating in a completely aggravating black moment. Everything could have been solved with a simple conversation, and since the two of them prided themselves on their ability to communicate and be honest, it was beyond annoying that they didn't here. Elise especially seemed like a completely different person for a few bleak chapters.

Fortunately, they got their act together with an absolutely adorable grand gesture, and the epilogue (and after epilogue!) were all that one could wish for and more. They almost made up for the frustration that went before.

Ms. Blakely does a great job with dual, first-person narration. The voice actors here did a decent job (he's no Sebastian York, but who is?) and I'd listen to something read by either or both of them in the future without hesitation. As a bonus, the version I listened to had an excerpt from Wanderlust , narrated by Richard Armitage. If anyone can make me not miss Sebastian York as a narrator, it's Richard Armitage. ;)

Rating: 3 1/2 stars / C+

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

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  • Know Your Heart

  • By: Tracey Alvarez
  • Narrated by: Rose O'Toole
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

Kicked off a movie set, actress Savannah Payne flees to her vacation house in Bounty Bay to prepare for the audition of a lifetime. Only a stubborn, sexy lawyer is currently renting it and he won't budge an inch. Not even when she uses every weapon in her arsenal to drive him out of his mind. But all's fair in love and war, including his kisses that make her want to surrender. Glen Cooper needs a distraction-free month to finish writing his first novel and he's found the perfect spot. As a lawyer he knows his legal rights, and the self-absorbed woman who doesn't remember the night he once saved her won't weaken his resolve. Too bad he's fighting a battle of attraction that he just can't win. With Savannah returning soon to Hollywood, could falling in love could be the truce needed for her to stay?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • GOOD TITLE, BECAUSE SAV HAD TO UNDERSTAND HERS.

  • By sheryl beauchemin on 04-20-18

Another winner!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-20-18

Know Your Heart is both a enemies-to-lovers story and a lovers with a past story--although for a good chunk of the book, one of the characters doesn't quite remember the brief past they had together. Still, it happened, and eventually it comes back to her, so it totally counts. ;)

Savannah, the heroine of Know Your Heart, is Nate's ( Hide Your Heart ) cousin. She's bought the property that Nate spent his book renovating to use as a retreat between projects, and at the book's beginning is supposed to be far away from New Zealand, on her latest movie set. But when she's bumped from the project for an actress twenty-five pounds lighter and five years younger, she decides that her new home is exactly the right place to be.

On teensy, tiny problem: Nate's rented her home out to an old friend of his who's trying to finish writing his book. And he's not willing to leave--not even for the Savannah Payne.

Especially not for the Savannah Payne, when he realizes that she has absolutely no memory of the first time they met--no memory that she's acknowledging, anyway.

So, yeah. Glen's got a rental contract and he's sticking to it. Savannah Payne can just find somewhere else to stay until it's over.

Except that her "somewhere else" turns out to be in an eyesore of a mobile home, parked the requisite ten feet away from the house, right in plain view of her office window giving Glen an unobstructed view all day long. So begins the "enemies" portion of the book, where Sav does all she can to try to drive him away in her "campaign of passive-aggressive tackiness" (LOL!), as Glen describes it at one point.

Lawn gnomes, pink flamingos, and really loud country music at god-awful early hours of the morning are involved.Through it all, though, they both find themselves fighting an attraction they're finding harder and harder to deny.

Sav and Glen go from enemies to friends to lovers, but through it all they both know that there's an expiration date on their relationship. Savvy's just marking time until her next LA project, and Glen's got to get back to his "real life" where he works in his dad's law firm.

In other words, there's no future there.

Or is there...?

I loved Savannah and Glen, both when they were getting along and when they weren't. Their chemistry was undeniable, and especially during Savvy's "campaign of terror" there were a whole lot of laugh-out-loud moments. Nate, Lauren, Drew, and Java, the stars of book one, wander in and out of their story as well; though this one could work as a standalone, there's enough references to book one events to seriously whet your appetite. (Plus, if you have read Hide Your Heart you know just how awwwwww-inducing it is to hear Drew calling Nate "Daddy". Seriously. So. Sweet.)

Now I'm left anxiously awaiting book three... ;)

The audiobook is nicely read by Rose O'Toole, who does a fun job with the New Zealand accents, as always :)

Rating: 4 1/2 stars / A