Review Drop – Audiobooks

Hello my name is Becky and I am once again behind on book reviews… So for your reading pleasure I am going to give you the quick and the dirty of books I have read over the last few weeks that I have enjoyed or were dynamic enough I think we should talk about them!

Blind Date with a Book Boyfriend by Lucy Eden
Rating: 4/5
Audiobook: Wesleigh Siobahn and Oscar Reyes in Duet Style
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This book was a pure delight to read. I had the honor of listening to the audiobook it was fantastic and I highly recommend it.  it is read by Wesleigh Siobahn and Oscar Reyes in Duet Style.   Their voice bring to life this fun and witty romance. 

Jordyn is in California for a job interview  and has a chance meeting with Mike in a romance bookstore.   Both the characters are avid romance readers. Jordyn is smart and nerdy, so likeable and down to earth.   She meets her charming match in hero Mike.  He is swoony and adorable.  

Lucy Eden can write some amazing banter and with this amazing performance in narration is creates some really funny moments that will leave you with a big smile and all the feels.   

Jordyn and Mike have a connection that jumps off the page. They’re witty and funny and deliciously smitten.

Ripple Effect by J Bengsston
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Audiobook: Stella Hunter and Teddy Hamilton
This was our Feb 2023 Drunk Book Club Pick

This book was so much more than I could ever have imagines. The raw emotions and connections created when forced to face head on what is in front of you. J Bengsston writes a story that is engaging with such great emotions. Weaves some very heavy self-awareness into a beautiful story about living a good life.
The way this book is written it does move from enemies to an HEA in a very warp speed timeline, so you do have to disregard real time life and healing.  Honestly, this is a must read!

Whispers of You by Catherine Cowles
rating: 3/5
Audiobook: Jacob Morgan and Andi Arnet
Available Everywhere

I  really struggled with this book.  This was a 100% me problem and not the author or the story.  The book ended up being very underwhelming for me. Well written, well thought out but just did not meet my expectations.  There was not any plot holes or glaring mistakes with in the story. 

This comes down to how I  perceived the story. It felt like a formula.  I  have read this authors entire blacklist in the last 8 months.  The characters of this story did not feel fresh, they felt like a repeat of characters from her previous books just with new names in a new setting. 

There was nothing in this book felt new or original, instead it felt tired and already done.  There is danger and the villain was predictable. The reasoning was obvious. 

As I  read the story I  was disappointed because I  have come to expect great things from this author and this book did deliver.  This is a series and we are going to get books for the hero’s siblings. I  am curious about their stories but their characterization were almost cookie cutter from previous books by the author. 

This was a solid book and even better audiobook it just felt unoriginal.

If you have not read Catherine Cowles this is a great place to start.  If you like a slow burn in a small town setting with romantic suspense elements you should absolutely pick up this book.

Fastest Way to Fall by Denise Williams
Rating: 4/5
Audiobook- Teddy Hamilton,  N’Jameh Camara,
Available Everywhere

Britta and Wes are amazing together. They have some great flirty banter.
This was a rom-com that presented complex characters with some deep heartache and issues. The body positivity  was fantastic in this story.  I did struggle with the miscommunication and the missteps by both characters.  Both made some really poor choices, and I spent a lot of time in this book shaking my head at their choices.  Denise Williams was a new to me author with this book and I am very much liked her writing style and will be checking out her other titles. 

The narration on this book was amazing! The actors bring to life these characters in such a way that I felt I knew them. I was in their world experiencing so much alongside them. I loved this paring. 

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