Matched by Jamie Farrell
Narrator: Karen White
Date Read: March 2017
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Welcome Back to Bliss, The Land of Happily Ever Afters!
Lindsey Castellano couldn’t ask for more. She’s the most successful divorce lawyer ever raised in Bliss. (Never mind that she’s the only one.) She’s her nephew’s favorite aunt. (For the moment, anyway.) And thanks to a little gift (or curse) from the universe, she’s an expert at avoiding love, commitment, and inevitable heartbreak. Or so she thought until the night of her sister’s wedding.
Will Truitt might’ve grown up living a country song—his momma died, his daddy went to prison, and his dog ran away—but as an adult, he’s been blessed by the country rock gods. Being Billy Brenton on stage isn’t an honor he takes lightly. He likes to give back what fame has given him, which is how he finds himself happily crashing a wedding in this quirky little bridal-obsessed town. The one thing he isn’t counting on, though, is colliding with the only girl he ever let himself love.
It’s been fifteen years since she shattered his heart. Then, she’d been a sorority girl on her way to the top, and he’d been a lowly janitor with a little bit of a dream. Now he’s on top of the world, and she’s the last person he should need or want.
But she’s the only person who has ever inspired his music. And he’s the only man she’s never been able to forget. Have the years made them wiser, stronger, and better able to love, or this time, will they simply crash and burn harder?
Publisher: Jamie Farrell
Series: Misfit Brides #2
Also by this author: Blissed, Smittened, Merried br> br>
Also in this series: Blissed, Smittened, Merried
Read/Listened for Fun (Kindle/Audible)
Overall Rating: 4.75
Story Rating: 4.50
Character Rating: 5.00
Audio Rating: 4.00 (not part of the overall rating)
Quick Thoughts: This is going to be one of my top reads of 2017. Very seldom does a straight contemporary romance make my list but this had it all. It was funny, charming, smart-ass filled, and delightful. I LOVED Will and Lindsey! Their chemistry was fantastic but I also loved that their path was not easy. PLUS, that end was sooooooooooo perfect for the two of them. Especially Lindsey, who you just have to love! All the side characters added to the charm and I can’t wait to continue the series.
Narrated by: Karen White /Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
Karen is an excellent fit for this series. She has that breezy, quirky, yet stubborn type of voice that can match all the women and their attitudes. She very much sales the quirkiness of the town and nailed that last section which just had to be fun to record!
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