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Out of the Box Awakening Audiobook

Out of the Box Awakening

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Publisher's Summary

**2017 Texas Association of Authors 1st Place: Romance Series**

Olivia Petersen thought her life ended the day her husband walked out. Little did she know, it had only just begun.

A good woman, mother, and wife, she's got it made. She didn't expect anything to change, but of course it does...

Swept from her perfect paper-doll life in Houston, Olivia finds herself in Chicago, alone, betrayed, and far from home. Soon everything she thought she knew about herself and her life will be challenged.

Ash Harper is the man who has everything--everything except healing from the losses of a lifetime and a dark family secret.

What happens when the married woman and the sexy handsome widower are thrown together by fate?

Out of the Box Awakening is a women's seasoned contemporary romance about second chances, shared passion and shared joy. Jennifer Theriot has written a compelling series about what happens when two people over the age of forty find new life and new love for themselves.

Recommended for readers over the age of 18. This book contains adult language and situations.

©2013 Jennifer Theriot (P)2017 Jennifer Theriot

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    Adriana B USA 07-03-17
    Adriana B USA 07-03-17 Member Since 2015

    Books give a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything. - Plato

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    "Wow!!! This book is so amazing! I loved it!"

    This book is so well written and captivating! The characters are well developed and there are so many lovable characters. I enjoyed every minute of it! It was hard to put down. It became a little problem when it was 4 am and I still wanted to keep going. I did take a little break but was right back on it as soon as I woke up. Outstanding book. I wish there were more books like this one.

    The narrator did an amazing job bringing the story to life. I felt immersed in the story and all characters came to life.

    Olivia is such a wonderful character. Everyone loves her and even though life threw her a curve ball, she was able to find real love and learn that she was missing out on a lot with her uncaring husband.

    I fell in love with Ash's sweet and attentive nature. He was beyond perfect for Olivia. And as the story progressed their romance blossomed into something very special.

    There is a sweet HEA. No cliffhangers!

    I'm looking forward to reading more books by this talented author!

    "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Tammy Payne- Book Nook Nuts Virginia 06-21-17

    I am Tammy Payne. I am an avid book reader and I also have a book blog :)

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    ""This audible ROCKS""

    Where does Out of the Box Awakening rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
    It ranks very high up as I also once upon a time read the book. But the audible just brought the story to life for me.

    What was one of the most memorable moments of Out of the Box Awakening?
    When Olivia gets the call from Todd that his grammy has passed.

    Which character – as performed by Triera Holley – was your favorite?
    I would have to say Olivia. Although she played each character very well but she was wonderful with Olivia' character

    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
    There were various parts that had me laughing out loud. And some parts that made me want to whoop Olivia's ex husbands tush.

    Any additional comments?
    Fantastic Audible book !!!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    vlz 06-28-17
    vlz 06-28-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing"

    Wow...what an amazing book! This is the first book I have read by this author and it definitely won't be my last. This book will hook you from page 1. I couldn't put it down. The narrator was perfect for this. I just can't give this enough stars. If your looking for a book that isn't like every other one out there then I strongly recommend this!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Traveling Reader 07-31-17

    Traveling Reader

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    "Love Multiplied"

    This is a wonderful story of love lost and gained. Olivia is given the 'opportunity' to come into her own and grab life by the horns when her husband leaves her. Me being the hopeless romantic, before listening, hoped they would get back together, but after an hour into the book I was hoping for anything but that.

    I have to say that the author, Jennifer Theriot, did a great job of weaving a feeling of fulfillment and a sense of love around the main and secondary characters. There were a lot of instances to learn as Olivia gained the self-confidence she'd been lacking. The author did a great job at developing Olivia's character and allowing the listener to get to know her.

    I enjoyed the fact that this was a love story with mature characters that still had a lot of life to live. I also liked the fact that the author showed as much attention in the love the main characters had for each other as they had for their families and friends. I believe it rounded out the storyline.

    I'm so glad I got the audio version of this book because there were so many wonderful surprises, but I'm not going to give them away.

    This love story was well written and well rounded. Great job Jennifer Theriot.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Becky 07-22-17
    Becky 07-22-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Awesome performance!"

    I will honestly say I was immediately turned off from this book due to the main characters age. I kept listening and oh.my.goodness! So glad I did. Great narration. Awesome story and well worth the credit!
    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Christy D 07-19-17
    Christy D 07-19-17
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    "Out of the box"

    This story is about a late life journey and starting over. The story is well written with some great complex characters! I can't imagine moving someone such a great distance only to end your relationship. What a jerk. Olivia handles this all with such grace I just love her character! I love the song in the narration very nice touch! Great job on narration!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jan 07-11-17
    Jan 07-11-17 Member Since 2014
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    "So much more than I expected!!!"

    This book was so much more than I expected! I loved how realistic the story was and could relate to many aspects of it. The characters were well developed and the narration was perfect. I fully enjoyed it. The audiobook does have a few sound effects (echo & multiple people in one instance, & song) which did not take away from the story. This book is a standalone listen, but not the complete story (there are 2 more books that continue this second chance at romance). I have purchased all 3 books in the e-book series. I do hope that the other stories will come out on audio and be performed by Triera Holley. Part of what I love about this series is the focus of Olivia and Ash being over the age of 50. Another aspect that I fully enjoyed was the humor. I thought it was awesome how strong Olivia was and admired her for stepping out of her comfort zone. I was voluntarily provided with this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Audio Audits CHATSWORTH, CA, US 07-11-17
    Audio Audits CHATSWORTH, CA, US 07-11-17 Member Since 2004

    I'm an audiobook blogger for authors and narrators. I do reviews and post all things Romance, Horror and Sci-Fi

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    "December Romance"

    60-year-old Olivia’s about to have her entire life uprooted in more ways than one. Her husband’s job has transferred him from Houston to Chicago. Ever the dutiful wife, Olivia has packed up their life and heads to Chicago. Olivia’s husband is not there to greet her when she arrives, it’s his first dick move but it won’t be his last. He pulls the plug on their marriage via phone leaving Olivia reeling and alone in an unfamiliar place.

    Widower Ash Harper offers Alan and Olivia Peterson use of his large home while they settle into life in Chi-Town. When Alan discards his wife, Ash is there to help pick up the pieces. He wants to show her that she is special and all the things she’s been missing in her life.

    This book will wring every possible emotion out of you! Fear, loss, despair, hate, resolve, hope and finally love. It’s a December romance and I loved it. Author Jennifer Theriot wrote such a compelling story that pulls you in from the start.

    This audiobook is over 12 hours and is narrated by Triera Holley. It’s my first listen by this narrator and I thought she did great in this fully voiced production. So many different emotions were required in the telling of this story and Triera did them all admirably.

    Out Of The Box leaves you with a feeling of hope and punctuates there is life after fifty no matter what cards life deals you and that’s empowering!

    This audiobook was given to me at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review, thanks, Audiobook Boom!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer 07-11-17
    Jennifer 07-11-17
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    "A Wonderful Story!"

    I absolutely loved this audiobook. The term awakening was so perfect for Jennifer Theriot's second chance love story about Olivia. What her husband did to her was awful but that led Olivia to her awakening in her life, her self, and her love. I can't do this book justice with my words here, other than Jennifer was able to bring the story about Olivia and Ash and their families to life that I was not ready to let them go when the book was finished.

    Triera Holley did a tremendous narration for this audio. Her voice was perfect for Olivia and her age, and every other character she had to narrate in this story!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Paula DeBoer bronx ny 07-08-17
    Paula DeBoer bronx ny 07-08-17 Member Since 2017

    Love romance books! Love listening while I work out or cooking. Will review any romance book ❤️

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    "wow a great real life romance"
    Would you listen to Out of the Box Awakening again? Why?

    Yes why because it was a amazing story that could actually happen in real life.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the end I cried oh and the part Olivia stood up to Ash's kids


    Which character – as performed by Triera Holley – was your favorite?

    Olivia I've been in her situation you didn't know who to trust who to love you feel empty until someone shows you what love really means. Plus i loved Ash and all the kids they all made me smile


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

    Yes when Olivia feels pain and the ending


    Any additional comments?

    A great story to listen to! This book felt so real the author did amazing job with everyone's feelings!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    "Life as we know it, only much better!"

    Oh Wow. So maybe I can relate to this book and so I love it. Or maybe I love how messy reality is so neatly interwoven with a wonderful plethora of amazing characters that it feels almost like a fairytale. Certainly I love the natural, day-to-day drama and the quirky, exciting characters that allow the story to flow. I love how, like life, certain moments in the story move so slowly and others whirl by at great speed. The results feel full-of-hope real.

    This story is about the awakening of Olivia Peterson. Olivia leaves Texas because of her husband's job demands without realising that the move is a more momentous than she realises. Her children have grown and settled and this time of life is often considered a time to nurture oneself and the relationship with one's partner. Except for Olivia it isn't like that. It starts with being abandoned by her husband, leads to divorce, illness, death and so on. These are the messy realities of life. But along the way Olivia finds her strength and love. Yes her family collapses, but it is reforged into something stronger, more encompassing, more inclusive, more raw and more honest. With each challenge the new bonds with lover, family and friends are challenged and grow infinitely stronger. Gosh! If all of us could be so lucky!!

    All I know is that when I am staring 60 squarely in the face, I hope I have a lover like Ashe Harper.

    This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.


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