Audiobook Review: Kissing Under The Mistletoe by Bella Andre

Posted December 9, 2013 by Felicia S in 2013 Read, 4.25 Wine Glasses, Audiobook, Reviews / 14 Comments

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Audiobook Review: Kissing Under The Mistletoe by Bella AndreSource: Audiobook Review, NetGalley EBook Review, Provided by Audible, Provided by Harlequin HQN

Format: Audiobook
Kissing Under the Mistletoe by Bella Andre
Narrator: Eva Kaminsky
Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins


Date Read: December 2013

Goodreads

For Mary Sullivan Christmas is, and always has been, about family. And this year is no different. As she awaits the arrival of her eight children and their partners at the cottage in Lake Tahoe, she hangs the ornaments that they made for her over the years. Each decoration brings with it a tide of memories, all of which she holds dear to her heart. But when she comes across the oldest ornament, the one her beloved husband, Jack, gave her on their very first Christmas together, Mary is immediately swept back to the first days of their whirlwind romance, to the love that would be the foundation on which they built the family she is so proud to call her own.

Join the Sullivans this Christmas for a story that explores the wonder of the holidays, the meaning of family and a love that transcends time.

More Information:
Publisher: Harlequin MIRA, Oak Press
Series: The Sullivans #10


Also by this author: The Look of Love, From This Moment On, Can't Help Falling in Love
Also in this series: The Look of Love, From This Moment On, Can't Help Falling in Love

My Thoughts on

 

Read/Listened for Review (NetGalley/Audible)
Quick Holiday Review
Overall Rating: 4.25
Story Rating: 4.00
Character Rating: 4.50

Audio Rating: 4.00 (Not part of the overall rating)

First Thought when Finished: Kissing Under the Mistletoe is exactly the kind of Christmas read I love: sweet, moving, and in this case history of a character (Mary) that I love and adore!

Story Thoughts: Kissing Under the Mistletoe was a bittersweet read that had me crying both at the beginning and the end. Fans of The Sullivans series already know what is happening in the present day but it was wonderful to get Mary and Jack’s love story. In fact, I have to say it is my 2nd favorite in the series. Perhaps it was knowing what their love created already but their instant connection worked for me (that is rare). Their whirlwind romance swept me off me feet and made me swoon. This is a fantastic Christmas read and I would highly recommend it to all fans of The Sullivan series.

Audio Thoughts:

Narrated by Eva Kaminsky /Length 7 hrs and 55 mins

Eva does a great job with The Sullivan series. She has the right emotion for these really deep and moving contemporary romances. I love the extra “emotion” she adds during the “falling in love” time. She also has great timing for the humorous parts.

Final Thoughts: I recommend Kissing Under the Mistletoe to anyone who has read even just one book in The Sullivan series. Mary’s story is to good to pass by.

 

FTC Disclosure

 

Story Rating
4 / 5
Character Rating
4.5 / 5
Narrator Rating
4 / 5
Overall:
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14 responses to “Audiobook Review: Kissing Under The Mistletoe by Bella Andre

  1. Great review. Wow I can not believe this is #10 in the Sullivan series. Love Bella Andre older novels. Have to admit the first in the Sullivan series did not quite do it for me. I still bought the next five in the series when they went on sale but have yet to get back to this series. I heard after the first the series gets better and better. One day will get back into this series.

  2. How did I missed this one! I had added it to my TBL when I read Kimba’s review, but now I’m excited about the audio 🙂 I’m so glad the narration worked.
    I hope is OK listening out of order>

  3. You loaned me & I have a few from this series. Maybe I’ll finally get around to knotching them off my reading headboard in 2014.

  4. I read this one and was glad it worked as a stand alone. I have most of the series on my kindle but haven’t read them yet. Now I’m looking forward to starting. I’m joining the 2014 Finishing the Series Challenge so that should motivate me. Nice review.

  5. I have this on the TBR list, this series is getting huge and I fell on the wagon, need to jump on that again. I liked Mary from the previous books and she sounds like a strong woman. Glad you liked.

    • I haven’t read them in order! In fact, I have read books 5 to 9 yet but I knew enough about Mary to feel comfortable reading this one 🙂