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Paradise Cove Audiobook

Paradise Cove: Paradise Series, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

This new heartwarming contemporary romance takes place in the Florida Keys and promises romance/passion, and plenty of adventure.

Cardiac surgeon, Sean Flannigan, lost his daughter to a rare form of leukemia; he can mend broken hearts, but his is beyond repair. Kayla Holmes, along with her sisters, inherited guest cottages in the Keys after their stepfather died. Their high spirits and positive energy are a beacon of light that directs Sean's sailboat into Paradise Cove. Can Kayla's compassion find a crack in Sean's armor? Sometimes love isn't enough to heal a wounded heart.

©2016 Patricia Wilton (P)2016 Patricia Wilton

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    Cyn 05-14-16
    Cyn 05-14-16
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    "A good listen"
    Any additional comments?

    I thought this was a well written story for the first book in this series. I loved Kayla and Sean's story which was full of so much pain and lose. Sean has lost his whole family as he pulls into his self not letting anyone in. Kayla has been where Sean is now and does her best to pull him out of his shell. It is really a conflict of wanting to help and running away. Sean does open up but still is unwilling to give of his self.

    I thought Ms. Vail did a good job she put emotions into the listen. I didn’t care for some of her voices but for the most part they were good. At times she sounds robotic more so in one character voice than the others. There was only one place where I am sure she took a break the volume went from low to higher. If she took any other breaks I could not tell. There were no background noise and really was a nice listen.

    This does have a good plot with a story inside a story however part of the plot is a very touchy subject for a lot of Americans. I did like the characters I understood it must be kind of boring there with not much to do so I could relate to the sister. It does make a wonderful get away to hide in why you face your problems and getting over your pain. I thought Kayla forgive Sean a little too easy 6 months is a long time. The author gave a very touching read with a very vivid picture of what paradise look like that I so wanted to go join them. I am looking forward to seeing what the rest of this series has in store for us.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Erika Daman Chelsea, MI United States 05-19-16
    Erika Daman Chelsea, MI United States 05-19-16
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    "Such a sweet and fun read, except a few tearful mo"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Paradise Cove to be better than the print version?

    I love listening to books as I drive, this book had me laughing out loud and caused a few tears. If I am not driving I like to use the whisper sync and read and listen at the same time. I don't necessarily think one is better than the other, I just love having books available on audible.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Paradise Cove?

    The sisters and their mother are so much fun together. Sean and Kayla's love story is so sweet, overcoming some pretty difficult things to be together.


    What about Cynthia Vail’s performance did you like?

    Ms. Vail's voice is very smooth and enjoyable to listen to.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Can paradise heal a broken heart?


    Any additional comments?

    This is a feel good book that is really enjoyable, with a bit of heartache. Sean's background is heartbreaking, his sweet little girl, Sarah, died of cancer. As a doctor, he couldn't make her better and he blamed himself. He was a shell of a man when he came to paradise cove. When he met Kayla he was rude and dismissive. However, Kayla saw the pain in Sean and since she knew a bit about pain of loss, she was determined to be kind to him. Kayla accepts Sean's offer of just a physical relationship, she won't get emotionally involved with this man...until her heart has other plans.
    This story is about Sean finding he isn't a shell of a man, that he deserves happiness. The question becomes can he find that happiness with Kayla? This book is funny, sweet and so enjoyable. Fantastic beach read or listen to it on audible. Totally loved it, the sisters are so much fun, This is a fun, feel-good read (once you get past Sean's issues.) Can't wait to read the next in the series.
    I was given this audible book in exchange for an honest review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    TREKnRay 05-09-16
    TREKnRay 05-09-16 Member Since 2015
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    I loved the ending. It was well worth the time to listen. It kept getting more interesting as the chapters kept melting away taking me deeper into the life of the characters.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Brie Missoula, MT 08-15-17
    Brie Missoula, MT 08-15-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Lovely beach read"
    Any additional comments?

    This is the first in the paradise cove series. I really liked how fast paced it was and it had a great storyline. The characters and overall plot of the story was okay. I really enjoyed reading the story of the three sisters and Sean Flannigan and each of their unique backgrounds. They each brought something special to the story.

    This is my first audiobook by Cynthia Vail. While I think she did a wonderful job I wouldn't recommend this book as an audiobook. There was only one narrator and I felt like it was read more as a script. I felt there wasn't a whole lot of emotion put into the story. All the characters sounded a like so it was a little confusing on who was who.

    Overall, I really did like the story so I am giving it three stars and I'm currently listening to the second book "Hooked On You". So keep an eye out for my review next week of book 2 in the Paradise Cove Series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    M. Addison Georgia 07-29-17
    M. Addison Georgia 07-29-17 Member Since 2017
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    "A perfect storm of drama!"
    Where does Paradise Cove rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Not the top, but definitely not the bottom either! Loved the story, and adored the narrator.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Paradise Cove?

    When Shawn finally came back! It was a beautiful moment!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scene at Robbie's when Shawn shows up and takes Kayla home! So sweet, and hot!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    A roller coaster of life, and a perfect storm of drama!


    Any additional comments?

    About the narrator, she was fabulous! Some of her voices were kind of hokey and made me chuckle, but she did a very good job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Between the Coverz 06-24-17
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    "A passion filled feel-good romance!"
    What did you love best about Paradise Cove?

    Paradise Cove tells the story of Sean, a gifted surgeon that lost his young daughter to leukemia. Losing something so precious to him affected him so much that his marriage dissolved and he felt that he wasn’t worthy of love and happiness. Sean hid away for months before setting up at a small family owned cottages. Sean was not prepared for Kayla, one of the sister’s that ran the cottage, to break down his defenses and start to heal his broken heart. Kayla was struck by the intense feelings that she developed for Sean however she wasn’t about to let Sean stop living his life when he had so much to live for.

    Paradise Cove was a passion-filled story that will leave you wanting to read more. This story captured my attention from the very beginning. Patrice Wilton did a really good job of pulling at your emotions. There are places you will laugh and want to cry. It gives you all the ooohs and aahhs that you like in a good romance. This was a very thought provoking story with lots to learn from all the characters. This was a delightful read that I enjoyed immensely.


    What about Cynthia Vail’s performance did you like?

    Cynthia Vail did a great job with the narration. She had a clear and crisp voice that was easy to follow. She did a great job with the voice inflections and the different accents. She really helped bring the story to life instead of sounding as if she was just reading a story.


    Any additional comments?

    This is the first book that I have read by Patrice Wilton and won’t be my last. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the books in the series so that I can find out what happens to the rest of the Holmes family. I recommend Paradise Cove to anyone that enjoys passionate and emotional romance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tracy Arnett - Reviewer for Spunky N Sassy Blog 06-23-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Love at Paradise Cove"
    What did you love best about Paradise Cove?

    For me it was the story and the characters. The author made me love who I was hearing about. It was a sweet romance that doesn't have a lot of gratuitous sex in it. The chemistry between the two main characters was evident from the beginning.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The performance was okay. I felt the narrator lacked some emotion and the words just blended together at times. She did do a good job with the Australian accent for Sean.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, and I did listen to it in one sitting. It was not a boring book and it kept you guessing.


    Any additional comments?

    I would recommend this book but not in audio. The narration took away from the story and I would have enjoyed it more just reading it myself. I will continue on with this series because I do like this author and the way she tells the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jackie T 03-28-17
    Jackie T 03-28-17
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    "Adorable"

    Sean is a heart surgeon, who can mend broken hearts but unfortunately he can't fix his. His daughter died due to leukaemia and he's having a hard time dealing with it. Kayla moves near him, but can it help him. A lovely and sad at times romance. A pleasure to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Laura Collins SC, United States 10-05-16
    Laura Collins SC, United States 10-05-16
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    "LOVED It!"
    Any additional comments?

    This is a great book; this is the first book in the Paradise series written by Patrice Wilton and narrated by Cynthia Vail. Sean Flannigan is a cardiac surgeon, his heart has been broken since he lost his daughter to a rare form of leukemia. Kayla Holmes, along with her sisters, inherited guest cottages in the Keys after their stepfather died. Their high spirits and positive energy are a beacon of light that directs Sean's sailboat into Paradise Cove. With Kayla’s help Sean’s heart is slowly healing.

    The narrator Cynthia Vail did a wonderful job with this book. She did a great job with the different voices of each character in this book. It was very easy to listen to in one sitting and I didn’t want to stop listening until the end.

    If you are looking for a great book with well-developed characters then you need to listen to this book. I am looking forward to listening to the next book by this author and narrator.

    A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Julie Garrett Gallipolis Ohio 06-15-16
    Julie Garrett Gallipolis Ohio 06-15-16
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    "A Fun Read with a few tears"
    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed the story. There were a few edit errors but nothing to take away from the story. The narrator did OK her voice was little musical but not annoying. This is a sweet fun read with a few tearful moments tossed in there.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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