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The Love List, Book 3
Narrated by: Bailey Varness
Series: The Love List, Book 3
Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
3 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Dr. Rebecca Miller is devastated over her fiancé's affair...with her best friend. Country charm is the best medicine. Along with a good friend and a bottle of wine.

In the heart of wine country, four friends spice up their book club and create The Love List. Love is the last thing on Becca's mind until she's matched with Chase Tanner.

Chase discovers the love list and believes to be fooled. Can Becca convince him she really does love him?

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Not what I was expecting

I honestly don't know what I was expecting going into this story since it's obviously a short story. But I found it lacking. There's a little background for Rebecca. She's a doctor in New York City, finds her fiancee cheating on her, so she quits her job and relocates to a small town in Washington State (that's all in the blurb). In her new hometown, she finds new friends and then eventually love.

OK, so completely honest here.... and there maybe spoilers if you read on.... you've been warned.

Her love interest is Chase. Honestly, there's a little talk about him, a chance meeting when she first gets to town and then a date 6 months later and they're confessing love for each other on that first date. Unless I zoned out or part of the book is missing, it just didn't work for me. There is such a lost chance at developing a much richer story. But as it is, there's no character development, no romance, and then a super quick ending. I just walked away from this book wanting so much more and feeling almost cheated.

The narration by Bailey Varness was fine. There wasn't anything exceptional about her performance. She had good pacing and could have probably used a little more emotion. Like there was a point in the story when Rebecca is crying about something when she's talking to her friend, I expected to hear that emotion in the dialog, but didn't.

All in all, the story wasn't bad. It really just could have benefited from a few more chapters to develop a romance and a more believable conflict that wasn't so easily resolved.