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Millie Barnes is this close to finally achieving her perfect life. Rewarding job as a local doctor on Cape Cod? Check. Cute cottage of her very own? Check. Adorable dog suitable for walks past attractive locals? Check! All she needs is for golden boy and former crush Joe Carpenter to notice her, and Millie will be set. But perfection isn't as easy as it looks - especially when Sam Nickerson, a local policeman, is so distracting. He is definitely not part of her master plan. But maybe it's time for Millie to make a new plan....

©2006 Kristan Higgins (P)2015 Recorded Books

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Couldn't have been better.

Perfect. Loved every minute. Kristan Higgins is a genius with romantic comedy. And Xe Sands is one of the best narrators out there. She could read me the phone book!

11 of 12 people found this review helpful

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excellent book narrator excellent.

loved the story...overall everything was excellent. ...I enjoyed everything about the story and the narrator was excellent too.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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The Narration is a big reason I kept listening!

Fools Rush In by Kristan Higgins (Audio Edition)
Narrated by Xe Sands

3.5 Stars

I have had this book in my tbr pile for a while. Some of the reviews were not that favourable, so it kept getting pushed down the line. However, I finally decided to listen to it, largely because I love listening to Xe Sands (the narrator) and also because Kristan Higgins hasn’t steered me wrong so far.

The characters: Millie, she seemed a bit immature to me for a good chunk of this story. The whole “stalking a crush” is very much a high school girl thing and just seemed a bit pathetic for a smart woman, on the other hand I can see how she’d perhaps kept that crush alive in her mind for so long, that she just wanted it to happen….albeit desperately. She had some good growth in the book, which I liked to see and in the end she was a decent character.

Joe.. oy! That guy was too much. Some of the crap he pulled mad me just plain angry.. Then for Millie to just accept it! UGH!!! Whatever.. His immaturity matched Millie’s during that part of the book so, I guess I can’t complain too much. He had his sweet guy moments but he definitely wasn’t a normal Higgins hero that I would fall in love with.

Enter in Sam. Here’s the hero.. He’s a good guy, sweet, funny, caring. All the good stuff. I enjoyed his straightforwardness and conversations with Millie. The naturalness between these two is one of the reasons I kept reading… (the other pretty much was the narrator, I truly love her voice). Sam's teenage son Danny was also a great addition, and I really enjoyed the bond between him and Millie.

Now.. for the subplot… I will admit that I did get weirded out by the whole “ex-brother-in-law turned lover”, for the sole reason that he had a kid that, if this turned to marriage, would have to switch from her being Aunt Millie and now think of her as his step-mother.. But I must say.. Kristan Higgins even wrote this well. When it came right down to this part of the book.. I was fine with it.

In the end, this wasn’t a favourite of mine by this author but I am glad I read it.

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Satisfying!

I always enjoy narration by Xe Sands- she is spot on and adds a little tinge of humor to her characters.

The story was interesting and the characters vibrant and believable. Didn't want to stop listening. Another great novel by Kristan Higgins. I highly recommend!

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  • JG
  • IL
  • 08-15-17

Decent story, sometimes irritating

Maybe you know someone who is very intelligent, book smart anyway, but is a total idiot when it comes to their personal life? That's the main character here. It can be frustrating to hear her obsess over someone like a teenager, yet work as a doctor. Some parts just didn't make sense to me. But I listened anyway, and it was entertaining enough. Not the best KH book, but still not bad.

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Not a fan

I didn't care for this book at all. The main character was, for lack of a better word, goofy with her "stalking" behavior with her almost life long crush. It was like listening to a 13 year old girl tell about the boy she was crazy about. The main character was not only an adult, she was also a doctor. I find it hard to believe that someone that smart could act so stupid. The narration made the main character sound ever dopier. Don't waste your time or your credit on this one.

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  • Oz
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 12-26-16

Great story, great narration

I am a big fan of both Kristan Higgins and Xe Sands, so these two working together is a great marriage if story and narration.

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  • LM
  • 09-20-16

No.

I did not enjoy this story. Too much time was spent in the heroine's angsty head. The story was lackluster. Worst of all, I always enjoy Kristen Higgins humor, but this book had none. Of course I could have missed it, as I fast-forwarded through the last third of the book.

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This Book Has An "Ick" Factor To It-Watch Out

Would you consider the audio edition of Fools Rush In to be better than the print version?

Did not read print version

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

The outcome.

What about Xe Sands’s performance did you like?

She sounds like she has a sense of humor. I think she is an excellent narrator.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes I did. I didn't laugh or cry. I guess I was a tad bit too judgmental...I was creeped out. And I did not like the ending. It just seemed so unrealistic....Just could not get past it. Kristin Higgins clearly manipulated us into hating one of the characters for a reason. It didn't change my mind into liking the ending. But here's the thing, I have listened to this audiobook more than once. That is why I did not return it.

Any additional comments?

I liked this book, but I really did not want to.

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Audio so hard to understand

Would you try another book from Kristan Higgins and/or Xe Sands?

Probably not. Storyline didn't make the main character seems very independent, confident, etc. considering she was a doctor. Story drug on with the same insecurities.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Not sure, but will look for another "series" author.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The audio for this was so hard to understand. I used three different devices and sound quality was bad on all three making it very difficult to understand. Had to force myself to finish listening and didn't enjoy having to work that hard at it.

Do you think Fools Rush In needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No other characters to follow.

Any additional comments?

Book just needed spice.