Love in Due Time

Green Valley Library, Book 1
Narrated by: Chris Brinkley, Beth Tucker
Series: Green Valley Library, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
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Publisher's Summary

Naomi Winters will be 40 soonish, and she’s only been with one man. One night. One time. Long ago. She believes everything happens for a reason, and the universe spoke about Nathan Ryder.

Nathan Ryder isn’t the same man who hightailed his bike out of Green Valley, 18 years ago. As a rule breaker, women are one area he acts a fool. Case in point, the local librarian. He can’t get a read on her, but she’s one risk he’s willing to take. Again.

What do an eccentric librarian and a sexy silver biker have in common? 

More than you think. The due date on their love might not be expired, after all.

Love in Due Time is a full-length, contemporary romantic comedy that can be listened to as a stand-alone, and is book one in the Green Valley Library series.

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Female narrator deals death blow

I stumbled across L.B. Dunbar one day looking for my next book. As a woman in my forties, I loved listening to romance between couples who have a little more life experience than highschool or college.

With that said, this book was a disappointment. I just could not relate to this heroine constantly touting mother earth, the goddess, the power of three, and her Wiccan faith. It was almost its own character. There was also this "I'm stuck on you" mantra and once uttered aloud it was used over and over again by both characters in dialog AND inner monologues. I never want to hear that phrase again.

There was also a danger element to this book involving a kidnapping plot that I found just ridiculous. Unfortunately, it completely detracted from the poignantly sad and tragic past of the two main characters and their path towards forgiveness and healing.

With all of that said, the biggest problem with this book was with the narration. Let me first say my problem is only with Beth Tucker. Chris Brinkley narrates the chapters told from the hero's POV - a solid 4 star performance. Beth is a completely different story. I imagine she was chosen for her southern twang and mature voice. Her performance is not a performance at all. She reads in a monotone. There is little distinction between characters. Her pace is painfully slow. Honestly, I cheered when the POV switched to Nathan's character. Without Chris' narration, I never would have finished this book.

In the end, this book just wasn't credit worthy. I say that with a heavy heart because I have loved the other books I've listened to by this author and until she began using Ms. Tucker, the narration has always been great.

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Not the Green Valley I'm used to

This was a cute book - not the Winstons for sure - the male narration was great, the female narration wasn't my favorite

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super cute

I really enjoyed the book but I couldn't connect with Beth Tucker's narration. I totally love the idea of books for mature couples.