• 10 Days

  • New South Romance
  • By: M.K. Chester
  • Narrated by: Sophie Wilson
  • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (18 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Vacation romances weren't supposed to last. That's why they were a thing.  

Maid of honor Reagan Newhart arrives in Charleston only to learn the wedding party is delayed for three whole days. On the bride's advice, she decides it's time to let loose.  

Russell Gannon, a regular to Charleston, sees a stunning young woman who grabs his attention. They start an affair that lasts until her friends arrive - and they discover they're in town for the same wedding, that of his estranged daughter. As the star-crossed lovers dive for cover, a vicious ex-wife, entitled bride, and plenty of self-doubt threaten to derail what could be true love. 

Can they commit to something fleeting and defy the odds to capture their happily ever after? 

©2019 LBD Media Co (P)2020 Martha K Chester

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Just WOW!

I think this was a really great book. The chapters were a good length and the story moved along nicely.

A woman is stuck in a hotel, waiting for a wedding to start and ends up falling for the father of the bride. Not giving away too much, but this was a great story and I want to read it over a few more times.

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Age - Gap Love

I enjoyed listening to this book narrated by Sophie Wilson. This Age-Gap love story was complicated because Russell is 45 and Regan 25, he the unknown father of the bride, and she then unaware maid of honor of said bride. Their situation was met with anger, bewilderment, heartache and hurt feelings for members of the bridal party, most especially for the exwife of twenty years. Sophie Wilson did a great job of voicing this story.

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Delightful!

Reagan is in town for her best friend's wedding, and Russel is in town to bid on a construction project. They are immediately attracted to each other, but Russell is unsure of what to do because of his horrible history of love. Reagan has no doubt that he is exactly what she wants and decides to go all in with him. What neither one knows is that they're in town for the same wedding and Russell forgot to mention that his daughter is the bride. Things turn volatile with his ex and daughter and Reagan loses her best friend. It will take a miracle to make things right! The narration is wonderfully done and each voice is dynamic, with its own personality and life.

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Russell and Reagan

I just finished listening to 10 Days by M K Chester. It is an older man younger woman romance. There is instant attraction, a rich hot man, a beautiful confident woman, steamy sex and a fair amount of angst. There isn't any real edge of your seat moments though. Just a solid wedding event story. Each chapter was a day in this 10 day romance.
The narrator did a good job of giving different voices to each character, which I always appreciate. I felt her performance could have been more dramatic in some situations, bringing out more emotion for the listeners. But I found her real easy to listen to.

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Short age gap romance with insensitive themes

I usually give all MK Chester books a 5 star rating as I love this author’s work, but this book had too many unfavorable themes for me to truly enjoy. I appreciate a romance the two characters must fight for, but the characters of Chelsea (the bride) and Gayle (the mother of the bride) were almost demonized for reacting to traumatic events. They also did many unrealistic actions that were written in borderline misogynistic fashion.

It wasn’t clear what made the love interests fall for each other so quickly other than “she’s so sexy” and “he’s a good guy.” The progression wasn’t very believable to me. I do like the setting of the affair happening days before the wedding though.

There were also multiple steamy scenes that occurred on the grounds of a historical plantation in which slaves used to live, which I found difficult to listen to as that was extremely insensitive.

As I read the audiobook version, the female narrator did not do the best job performing male voices. This made the steamy scenes awkward to listen to. Usually Chester’s female narrators do a more adequate performance. For this book especially, I would rather had a male narrator.

I received a free audiobook copy from Story Origin and am leaving this review voluntarily.

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Surprisingly Good

I don't normally go for the age gap romances however I received this as an ARC for an honest review. This story was entertaining from starting to finish. The fact that both parties were unsure about the relationship but could also not deny themselves.. I loved the drama that enfolded once the heroine's friends showed up.. it was kind of expected but damn did it not have my jaw drop at every turn. I thoroughly enjoyed how the story was written. Though I didn't like how they made it seem like the hero was "old" when they said he was in his late 40s and kept referring to taking viagra. Last I checked, late 40s is not that old and definitely not old enough to have trouble keeping up with a 25ish year old.

The narrator was also very annoying. While I enjoyed the southern accent. I didn't like how she made the hero sound like he was in his 60s and had been drinking and smoking all of his life on a daily basis. It was annoying. There was also the issue of not reading with punctuation. She read everything like a run on sentence with no real pauses. Which got a little confusing when she switched from Hero to Heroine in what sounded like one sentence when it was clearly a jump to a new paragraph.

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Sweet and sexy age gap

May/December romance is my jam. I adore it. However, there’s definitely an art to pulling off age gaps as large as 20 years – and M.K. Chester did it really well. With an added twist of the Best Friend’s Father/Daughter’s Best Friend dynamic and balancing sweet with sexy this was a really enjoyable story.

Covering each day per chapter was a unique way to juxtapose a short time period with feeling like Reagan and Russell really got to know one another – Chester turned a vacation fling into a believable romance. I appreciated that she highlighted the age difference without turning Reagan into a helpless damsel in need of rescuing. Russell’s fears were rooted in his past mistakes and it was interesting to see him examine them in a new light. There’s an evil ex stirring up trouble adding to the tension of trying to keep their romance a secret.

Because the story does end on Day 10, I do wish there was a bit of an epilogue – but I think it’s pretty typical when you enjoy characters this much to always want more. This is an audio I see myself listening to again in the future.

Note: While part of a series, all the New South Romance books have no overlapping characters or events. These truly stand alone and can be read/listened to in any order.

This was my first experience with Sophie Wilson. I thought she did a great job of being able to sound young for Reagan and older and husky for Russell. I appreciated her subtle southern accent for the Charleston natives. Her inflections brought all the characters to life.

I already owned the entire series in ebook, however I received a free copy of this audiobook from Story Origin.

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Love Sees No Age

Title: 10 Days
Author: M.K. Chester
Format: Audio
Narrator: Sophie Wilson
Genre: Romance, Age-Gap, Best Friend's Father
Standalone: Yes
Part of a Series: A New South Romance
POV: Raegan and Russell
Steam Level: Warm
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Sooo I'm not a big age-gap romance reader. In fact, I tend to avoid them and I probably wouldn't have picked this book up if I had read the description a little closer (whoops). Overall, it was okay. Chelsea (the bride) and her mom were a bit much but M.K. Chester nails the hurt, anger, betrayal and guilt without it being over the top. I wish that there was an epilogue so we can see how this relationship worked.

I received this audiobook for free from StoryOrigin. This is my honest and voluntary review.

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Age Gap

This is a sweet and sexy contemporary romance. I loved to follow Reagan and Russel in their journey. They share an instant attraction and a great chemistry. This is a good older man and younger woman romance. Sophie Wilson did a good job with the narration.

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Sweet with a little heat

Reagan and Russell have the hots for each other from the minute they meet at the hotel they’re both staying. Too bad that he turns out to be the estranged father of the bride, which is her best friend. And there’s also the age gap, and also a jealous ex wife.

I really enjoyed this sweet (with a little heat) story.

In general I liked the narrator's voice, but she made Russell sound like an 80 year old man. Which made it very easy to differentiate the characters, lol.

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  • BellaReads
  • 04-13-22

I can't help but smile...this was cute!

This is primarily an age-gap romance, 20 years to be exact. There was also a twist of a Best Friend's Father/ Daughter's Best friend trope here.

The story centres around our Heroine, Reagan, and our Hero, Russell who meet at a hotel, not realising that they are actually here for the same wedding event and both have connections to the bride. Of course as this a romance, our characters fall for each other. But once they find out their connection, can their relationship stand the test?

Age-gap romance are usually not my thing. However, I think the author pulled it off really well here. The age-gap is presented in a way that isn't weird, and is believable that they would in fact have things in common and fall for each other. Reagan is also presented as strong, mature, with a career of her own, and not needing rescuing from Russell. I also loved how we got to see Russell acknowledge and take accountability for his past mistakes and work through those to be a better partner for Reagan.

I also loved the examination of how complex Russell's relationship with his daughter was. I honestly understood why she acted the way she acted. But I also loved how that plotline was handled and concluded.

Side-note* Russell's ex was messy as hell and I was here for it lol.

Although the story spans only 10 days, the way in which the author wrote and structured the story (with each chapter covering each day), It meant we were able to spend more time on page with the characters and saw them truly get to know each other. This added to the overall believability of the story/romance.

I forgot to add that '10 Days' is part of the 'New South' Series of standalone book. It can truly be read as a standalone (just like any of the other books of the series), as there are no overlapping characters / events.

Overall, this book was quite enjoyable (in fact, the entire series was) and I highly recommend it.

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  • mangankillarney
  • 03-10-22

Romance

I enjoyed listening to Sophie Wilson

This is a great listen an older man younger woman romance. A woman is stuck in a hotel, waiting for a wedding to start and ends up falling for the father of the bride. There is instant attraction, steamy sex and a fair amount of angst.

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  • Nina B.
  • 07-12-20

Older man, younger women.

An enjoyable book. Older man younger woman. When the bride finds out that the main people in her wedding party hooked up stuff gets crazy. Little angst. HEA. Standalone. I liked the characters and the narration was good. I recommend this book.

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