• Chasing a Brighter Blue

  • By: Gerri Hill
  • Narrated by: Nicol Zanzarella
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (483 ratings)

1 title per month from Audible’s entire catalog of best sellers, and new releases.
Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Premium Plus plan is $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Chasing a Brighter Blue  By  cover art

Chasing a Brighter Blue

By: Gerri Hill
Narrated by: Nicol Zanzarella
Try for $0.00

$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Buy for $19.95

Buy for $19.95

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

A Christmas wedding in Colorado? A two-week celebration with family and friends? Who does that?

Photojournalist Reagan Bryant has just returned from six-month stint in Afghanistan. Haunted by the tragedy that ended her last assignment, she's searching for some peace - something to end the guilt and chase the trauma away. Two weeks at the resort hotel owned by her future sister-in-law's father seems like the perfect escape.

Shelby Sutton doesn't trust women. They always seem more interested in her father's money than in her. But at her sister's request, she vows to make friends with Reagan, a woman whose sad and haunted eyes are nearly impossible to ignore.

©2015 Gerri Hill (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Romance

What listeners say about Chasing a Brighter Blue

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    333
  • 4 Stars
    113
  • 3 Stars
    29
  • 2 Stars
    5
  • 1 Stars
    3
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    341
  • 4 Stars
    79
  • 3 Stars
    21
  • 2 Stars
    6
  • 1 Stars
    3
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    299
  • 4 Stars
    115
  • 3 Stars
    30
  • 2 Stars
    6
  • 1 Stars
    2

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

A must

I absolutely loved this. It's very rare to have butch woman in books. Not to mention Reagans mom reminds me of how my mother was with me. Loved this one.

7 people found this helpful

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

Love the book...then you should love the audio

I loved the story when I first read it and when the audio became available I figured why the hell not. I liked the narrator (who did the Providence Series by Radclyffe) and we all know narrators can definitely break an audio. I highly recommend and loved it.

4 people found this helpful

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

Another Good One

Another good love story from this author; sure there are certain aspects of this story that are de riguer, but the writing and the characters make up for that. Reagan is recovering from the tragic death of a friend and three colleagues in Afghanistan. Shelby is an hotel executive at the resort where her sister and Reagan's brother are throwing a wedding that lasts two weeks. The mother of the bride is a social climbing monster-in-law who finds it impossible to accept that her older daughter is gay and spends the second week of the wedding throwing the best man at her. Perhaps my family is different than most but Shelby and Stephanie's overbearing mother would have met with a lot more resistance than she did.
It was a nice change that the main characters in the book weren't a couple of the demi virgins that romance novelists both straight and gay seem to cling to. I also find it a positive that there was no overly convoluted breakup scene somewhere between 80 and 90% of the way through the book. You know the one, the misunderstanding/miscommunication breakup where no one speaks about their real feelings and a short split occurs that in the end only forces the couple to realize that they are destined to be together.
The ending feels a little bit abrupt but overall this book is easily a 4 star selection.

3 people found this helpful

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

You will like this book Another Hill Hit.

This book was really cute, it had realistic family dynamics , great interaction between characters, it was a bit frustrating to have the two main characters wait so long before communication finally happened. I would say it's definitely a book to read.

2 people found this helpful

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

Enjoyable

I quite liked this story and the characters. I don't feel like I want to listen to it again though.

2 people found this helpful

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

Great Listen

Great storytelling, excellent story! Couldn't stop listening finished in 2 days and no one dies in the end, which made me so happy since the end of 2016 has been such a drag!!

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

Who say only fools fall in love? Two smart sexy woman also do as fools and future brides do!

The setting her sister's wedding in Colorado, at a resort hotel at the bottom of Rocking Mts. National park. A Christmas wedding that the bride's mother has turned into a all expense paid two week event instead of the simple Christmas family only one evening event they had planned. The mother is into every detail. Which leads to much comedy when she is up against the groom's sister, who does not wear dresses not even bridesmaid ones, she is willing to wear a tuxedo though. Anyway since the groom's sister and the bride's sister are also both gay sparks fly, most from the bride's mother. Still there is no stopping true love, not ever the scars of the past.

2 people found this helpful

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

Needs editing

Every other sentence ended with he/she said - boring way to write. Felt as if the author just had a word count to meet.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Crummy ending

I would have liked to actually hear about the wedding not just that they are getting married

I don’t want to hear details about the sex.

More focus on the story less about sex

Also why does all her characters have someone with short hair and butch

Why can’t they be feminine

Lastly get a better reader. This reader makes me picture ugly smoker short butch women

1 person found this helpful

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

Not my favorite

I have liked some Gerri Hill books, but this one was so slow. It felt like there were too many side stories and then suddenly it wrapped up in the last 10-20 minutes. Just felt forced.

1 person found this helpful

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for suerob
  • suerob
  • 05-07-18

Another cracking Gerri Hill with great narrator.

Loved this written story (Gerri Hill’s book are SO good) so thought I’d give it a go as an audiobook.
Absolutely loved it! Nicol Zanzarella’s voice and ability to convey the different nuances of emotion just made this perfect.
Definitely one to return to, and a narrator I’ll look out for in future.

8 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Frankie
  • Frankie
  • 03-29-22

Easy listening

Easy listening not too riveting a bit Mills and Boomish not really my kind of book but OK to fall asleep to a night

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Bennett
  • Bennett
  • 12-27-21

Recommended

Good story with good characters and interesting back stories.
Enjoyable all the way to the HEA.
One that I will revisit.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Bex
  • Bex
  • 08-29-21

light-hearted but weak storyline, well narrated.

Several annoying characters and the disgusting behaviour of Shelby's mother was not addressed satisfyingly.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Linda Marea
  • Linda Marea
  • 04-14-22

Utterly disappointing

I expected more from Gerri.
But the narrator is absolutely wrong.
A chapter in i saw it coming.
Then started fast forwarding through the book and eventually pushed through each chapter to get to something worthy.
It’s trite. But the narration is truly terrible.