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Publisher's Summary

A sweet, clean romance.... Fill your heart with sweet romance.

Love makes people do crazy things. Craziness and love are not mutually exclusive, but closer to simply mutual.

We are told from early in life that love must blossom and grow, and cannot simply appear in a moment and last forever.

But is this really true? There are countless anecdotes that compete with this notion.

This is one such story....

John is a tennis coach with an easygoing life: a few rambunctious students, a dog, and parents who want more from him and aren't afraid to tell him so.

Everyone is always trying to set him up, but he can't see the point. His dates never seem to go well. They never seem to click on an emotional level.

That is until he meets Kari in an unexpected way.

Kari Goodbar is a baker who has no remaining family after her husband has died.

They made plans to start a family, and she is going through with them after his death.

Is there any room for romance in such a life? She doesn't think that she can date at this point in her life, that anyone would want to be with her.

But she's wrong. John comes into her life in a whirlwind.

Their meeting is unexpected, and not exactly ideal, but things have a way of working themselves out.

They fall in love in an instant, but it falls apart just as quickly.

Their stubbornness separates them, but true love can't be foiled by something so basic.

They are both forced to face reality, to see that the lives they have been living are incomplete, that they do not want to go back to how things were before, and that they want to spend their lives together.

When they finally get their act together...will it be too late?

©2016 Kent Hamilton (P)2016 Kent Hamilton

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good story

sometimes I just love short audio books. I could continue a series and not feel overwhelmed. this book was just what I needed. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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Sweet Love Story

Narration, Steven A. Gannet

Poor John and his grand baby wanting mom! He's a tennis coach and even the kids he coaches are trying to set him up on dates. So he gives in, goes on one date who turns out to be a little crazy, prejudice and annoying.

At his parents' neighborhood party, he loses it with his mom and ends up insulting the caterer - Kari

Kari is recently widowed, but before he died, they collected and froze some of his sperm. Which is kinda weird, because he told her to make sure to live on and not wallow, so it would be kinda hard to go on if you're going to have your deceased husbands baby, but, that's what she does. So when she's brought to tears by John's outburst regarding her cupcakes, she's already pregnant - but early in her first trimester.

He quickly apologizes and they immediately have an easy chemistry as they talk and begin the process of getting to know each other.

So, this is a sweet albeit short little love story. You have to put up with some medical inaccuracies and a crazy person, but other than that it is kinda sweet.

The narration is ok, good story teller.

I received a copy of this audiobook free of charge from AudiobookBoom in exchange for an unbiased review

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Without a Hitch

“This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.”


When recent widow Kari and happily single John meet unexpectedly sparks fly. Will ill-timed match making hinder or help their burgeoning relationship ? Nice romance with a few curve-balls thrown to keep the listener wondering if all will end well.



The narration was well done.The characters were well portrayed.

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Sweet romance

This story was a short, sweet romance, perfect for an morning and evening walk. John, a tennis instructor is constantly being set up by his family, and even his students. These dates are not anything that John enjoys and can't find the match he really isn't looking for. Kari, a fairly new widow, pregnant with her husband's baby is ready to start life again. The two meet and there is instant chemistry. There are a few obstacles they need to overcome. John with a stalker from a set-up date, Kari with a pre-made family...will their new love be strong enough to overcome their issues? You will need to read to find out.

Steven A Gannett give a heart warming portrayal of this story. He brings to life Kari and John, I especially love his voice for this. It's got a lot of strong emotion, and he brings that right to characters.

--I was given a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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Short but heartwarming and sweet!

This was a great listen. Great story with an excellent narrator. Would definantly recommend this book as well as this author and narrator. I was gifted this book through audioboom.com for my fair and unbiased review.

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Short, Funny & Sweet

Carrie, widow and baker extraordinaire, is ready to move on with her life, but she has more than cupcakes in the oven! Enter happily single, tennis instructor John who just as happily backhands bachelorhood when he meets Carrie, but she has a secret and he has a wildcard to dispatch of, before they can call this match love!

Okay I'm all out of puns!

The narrators delivery of this wholesome story just makes you feel good!

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

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Without A Hitch

Very good story. I really like the way the writer throws a few jokes in even the serious parts. If you're looking for a nice clean romance this book is for you.

Steven A. Gannett was perfect for narrating this book. He has a nice smooth voice that's easy to listen to. He's very articulate and the voices for the characters are consistent through the book. Job well done!

I received this audible from the author, narrator or publisher in exchange for an honest unbiased review