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Publisher's Summary

Can broken hearts risk love again? India's life has always gone according to plan. But when she decides to call off her high-profile wedding and take time off from her network television job, everything turns upside down. A tranquil resort in the moody Smoky Mountains of Tennessee was supposed to be a place she could hide out and lick her wounds. Instead she finds herself questioning everything she ever thought she wanted.

Wyatt is a man with scars that run deep. He's built a careful life for himself, and he has no intention of letting anyone get close to him...again. But what happens when two people who are running away from love run right into one another? Will the intense chemistry they feel be enough to overpower their fears? Or will their time together in the Smoky Mountains end with broken hearts?

©2016 Andrea Thome (P)2017 Andrea Thome

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Great Romance About Second Chances

I really enjoyed this author writing style. The characters were well developed and strong. The story did not have too much drama and the main characters were honest and intelligent.

The narration was excellent and brought the story to life. Her intonation was really good and I felt immersed into this audiobook.

This Contemporary Romance is about second chances. India just broke off with her fiancé on the day of their planned wedding. She is well known on TV because of her job and her courtship had been too public for her taste.

Wyatt is a great guy with deep scars from his past. He has been alone for too long and it was past time for him to move on from his painful past.

The secondary characters were also interesting and the story kept me listening all the way to the conclusion. There is a HEA conclusion and no cliffhangers. I'm looking forward to reading/listening to more books by Andrea Thome.

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



2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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I wanted more story line

Where does Walland rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This story falls in to the 'one listen' category. No reason to listen to this one again. It was okay. I'm not sure why this is Book 1. It felt like all the characters various story lines were summed up in the Epilogue.

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

Ms. Young is articulate and has a nice voice. Overall, I felt the narration was rushed. She didn't seem to emotionally connect with the story. Sexy parts, narration parts, dialog parts...it was mostly the same. I think a slower pace and some pauses would have really added to the listening experience.

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

No, I was never transported into the story by either the narration or the actual writing. I wanted more character development and storyline development by Ms. Thorne. It just felt like they (the main characters) spent more time in bed than getting to know one another. There was a lot of potential with India and her situation once she returned back to her job. Like I said, I wanted more.

Any additional comments?

I received a free copy of this audiobook from the author. As a courtesy, I provided an unbiased review. Thank you for the listening experience.

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Great story line, and characters..

An excellent work, and with such wonderful narration and characterizations, I was right there on the farm, watching the events unfold with the other guests.

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dreams do come true

Where does Walland rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

As a romance this s a good one. Characters are strong and flawed as people are. The romance and settings are grounded and leave you feeling this could happen to you.

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“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”
Sometimes life just doesn’t go according to our plans. India has been a girl with a plan and life went on track until…she realizes she can’t go through with her planned wedding. Second chances sometimes give us more than we ever dreamed possible. This is a feel good romance with strong characters. I love how Wyatt steps through his own insecurity to reach out and move past broken hearts .Good as a stand alone story, but I am looking forward to the next in the series.
Marney Young has a rich voice that is easy to listen to. She would be amazing working with a strong male counterpart.

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Very Enjoyable

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Really enjoyed this story. It pulled me in from the beginning and held my attention until the end. Even though it's a shorter story it doesn't feel like it. It's well written and flows smoothly. Even though it's already a great story, I would have enjoyed it even more if it had been a bit longer.

Even though this is Book 1 of the series it's a standalone story.

It's an entertaining, sweet and engaging story about finding a second chance at love when you least expect it. While there are a couple of moments, it's not filled with major amounts of angst or drama it's just a sweet, feel good, second chance story with a great HEA.

Great cast of well rounded and likable characters. I really enjoyed that both Wyatt and India were strong independent people. Wyatt was a great character. Immediately likable. Someone who likes the Dead can't be bad. Uncle John's Band is one of the best songs ever. Once you hear his backstory you fall for him even more. India was likable immediately although she did take a while to become as endearing a Wyatt.

Marnye Young did a good job with the narration. This is the first time I have listened to her narrate a book. She has a voice that is perfect for narrating books. Nice voice that is easy to listen to for long periods of time. The narration was clearly spoken and flowed smoothly. There is not much difference between her male and female character voices which is confusing at times but did not take away from my enjoyment of her narration. She would be perfect for books with dual narration. Very enjoyable.

I was provided this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily provided this review.

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Okay listen....

I liked the story and the narration, it just seemed like the characters acted much older than they are. I did like how the story played out.
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

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Read only one time.

What was most disappointing about Andrea Thome’s story?

The story was pretty vanilla. It lacked any special "moments" and was pretty meh tbh. The book's fine for a single listen when you are having an otherwise boring day. Else the story doesn't hold your attention.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narration seemed rushed and lacked emotions. All the different kind of scenes were voiced in the same pitch. That way, I didn't feel connected to the story.

Any additional comments?

I received a free copy of this book from the author / narrator / publisher and I'm leaving an unbiased review.

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Walland: Hesse Creek Book 1 Is Excellent

Walland was such a lovely romance. The setting in the Smoky Mountains was dreamy and the characters of India and Wyatt were fully fleshed out and three dimensional. This was a perfect light contemporary romance. I think this is the first audiobook I've listened to by Andrea Thome but it won't be the last. She writes beautifully. I look forward to more in this series. This was an exciting start.

Marnye Young's performance was outstanding. She had such a lovely voice. She portrayed the characters, especially India beautifully. She was the perfect narrator for this story and I hope she continues with the series.

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

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Great Read

I truly enjoyed listening to this story, I was hooked from the beginning. Andrea Thorne did a great job and Marnye Young also did a great job with the narration. I highly recommend listening

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Awesome Story!

The author of this book is new to me and extremely talented. I loved this story of second chance at love. The characters were well developed and not immature. The narrator was someone who I've listened to before and she did an excellent job with the performance. My review is not a synopsis of the book, but rathe my opinion of it. I was voluntarily provided with this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, narrator, and or publisher. I will definitely look for more books by this author and narrator. This is a standalone listen and part of a series.