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Romantic comedy junkie Natalie lives out those fantasies in real life three New Year's Eves in a row when fate throws her together with the same handsome stranger. A heartbreaking turn of events leaves her swearing off of love, forevers, and the holidays (bah humbug). That is until the mystery man from her past reappears years later.

Over a holiday season, Natalie struggles to reconcile the whimsical notions of her past with the practical sensibilities she has worked so hard to develop. With the countdown to a new year looming, she must decide whether or not she is willing to give happily ever after another shot.

In this holiday novella by Laura Chapman, celebrate the holiday season with a love story about second, and fifth, chances and learning to trust your heart.

©2016 Laura Chapman (P)2018 Laura Chapman

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Again and again until you get it right

I loved the premise of this book. Natalie is a co-ed, about to graduate with an undergraduate degree in anthropology. She has plans, though – a Master’s degree, PhD, and then a tenure-track teaching-and-research position at a college.

Being dragged out on New Year’s Eve by her best friend Mallory won’t help Natalie achieve those goals, but Mallory is like a force of nature and sometimes it’s just easier to go along.

And, of course, it’s great that Natalie does. A tall dark stranger rescues her from an uncomfortable situation and she enjoys the evening far more than she imagined she would.

The story jumps to the next year when she and Rob meet up again. And again. Each time they discuss the changes in their lives, deciding they have something too precious to risk while their lives are so busy and in flux. They repeat the promise to return each year.

But sometimes life throws you a curveball and your heart gets broken – especially if you’re a die-hard romantic. Especially if “When Harry Met Sally” is your favourite movie. It’s one of mine, so I could relate to Natalie. This is a romance, so a happy ending is practically guaranteed, but smooth landings have to endure turbulence first.

I loved that the story was spread out over so many years. In most cases these days, 22 is immature and too young to settle down prematurely. If you haven’t had time to explore the world and yourself, how will you know when you’ve met the right person?

Laura Chapman is a new author to me, Kay Heart a new narrator. I will definitely look for their work again. Kay’s portrayal of Natalie’s interior monologue is a hoot.

The story was short, sweet, and left me with a warm fuzzy feeling.

And I think it’s time to watch Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan fall in love all over again. Because as Natalie admits, there is a difference between reality and fiction. A little fiction (especially the romantic kind) can be good for the soul.

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Super fun, quick listen!

What Happens at Midnight by Laura Chapman is a fun, sweet, quick listen that revolves around two single people, Natalie and Rob, that meet on New Years Eve at a bar for a few years in a row. While the story has strong shades of An Affair to Remember, it still stays unique. Anyways, one year, Rob doesn't show up. Natalie is heartbroken and of course years later, Rob pops up into her life in an unexpected way. Since this is a novella, it's a pretty fast paced story, but still feels complete and feels like no plot points were skipped over. It kept my attention throughout and I really enjoyed it. Is it a bit predictable? Sure! Did I care? Nope!

Kay Heart did a good job with the narration as well. She handled Natalie and Rob's voices well, as well as the all of the secondary characters. Each character had a unique voice that I was able to easily identify and her cadence was spot on. I'd listen to another of her performances again anytime! I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher for an honest review.

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Reminiscent of Affair to Remember

I enjoyed this modern take on An Affair to Remember, or at least that was my opinion of the storyline. I loved how the characters matured over the years. Both the author and narrator were new to me, and I thought both are extremely talented. I requested this review copy audiobook and have voluntarily written this review. I will definitely listen to more books by this author and narrator in the future.

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Do you believe in serendipity?

You're in New York City, what are the odds of running into the same person three new years eve's in a row? It brings to mind serendipity and yet things do not go to plan.

This is a sweet second chance romance between Natalie and Rob, the chemistry between them is great and I really enjoyed their story.

The narrator did a great job with the character voices and the overall delivery.

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All the swoonage

Great read. I very much devoured this one. Fabulous characters. The story was something that kept me engaged and had me smiling and rooting them on. Loved the banter and tension. Great!

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Great read

What Happens at Midnight by Laura Chapman was a great read. Natalie is a romantic comedy junkie who hasn't met the man for her. For three New Years Eves, she has been living her romantic comedy fantasy with a handsome stranger. That is until he breaks her heart one year. I loved reading Natalie and Rob's story.

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I have found myself chuckling a lot

the book was very funny the romance in the book was quite interesting a very sophisticated like book short and lovely story to hear Tums up for it
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A Sweet Spin On An Old Classic

This was my 1st Laura Chapman book and it was definitely worth the listen. I am a fan of An Affair To Remember so this was a cute spin on it. Kay Heart did a great job!
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Lovely Short Story

I received this audiobook free for an honest review. This was a great, short romance. I suspected a typical New Year's, Sally and Harry, story. But, it wasn't. The author was creative with this typical story and gave it a twist. Not expecting. The narrator did an excellent job with the characters and the story. Very enjoyable.

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  • 01-29-18

Modern fun love story

What a fun story that wasn't sickeningly sweet or over the top dramatized. The narrator did a great job keeping me engaged in the story. She was great at switching between characters and keeping the momentum going.

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