Audio Review: Love After All by Jaci Burton

Posted July 24, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Audio Review: Love After All by Jaci BurtonLove After All by Jaci Burton
Series: Hope #4
Narrator: Saskia Maarleveld
Published by Tantor Media on Jun 16, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: Audiobook
Length: 9 hours, 1 minute
Source: Publisher
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High school math teacher Chelsea Gardner has the perfect plan. She’s tired of dating all the wrong men, and after years of frustration, she’s developed a foolproof list of requirements for finding “The One.”

Bar owner Sebastian “Bash” Palmer finds Chelsea beautiful, smart and fun, but he thinks her list is ridiculous and unnecessary. Intent on proving Chelsea is looking for love in all the wrong ways, he offers to help her find the “perfect” man.

Chelsea knows Bash isn’t the right guy for her—he barely meets one of her criteria—but there’s something about the charismatic man that has her yearning for things that are most definitely not list approved.

Because sometimes, a relationship that looks totally wrong on paper can turn out incredibly right…

 

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Quick summary

Chelsea Gardner is a pretty, single high school math teacher who’s frustrated in her search for the perfect man. So, she created “The List” to outline all the attributes a man must have before she’ll go out on a date. Sebastian (Bash) Palmer owns a bar, is commitment shy and doesn’t even come close to Chelsea’s list but yet the two of them can’t avoid their strong attraction. And, their personalities seem to connect, too.

 

What I enjoyed

As Bash and Chelsea have danced around each other for some time, their pairing was inevitable. I liked how their relationship sort of came together organically through conversations at the bar and other encounters. The physical attraction just simmers as they get to know each other better, challenging what they believe about each other. It’s a nice, intelligent romance.

 

About the narration

I also loved the narration, which distinguished the characters really well. Saskia Maarleveld’s tone seemed perfect for the story and certainly helped make the romance even more enjoyable.

 

The bottom line

I had high expectations for Chelsea and Bash’s story and this met them. Having earlier characters appear in meaningful roles just put a bow on a really nice reading experience. And, the next book was teed up perfectly.

About Saskia Maarleveld

Saskia Maarleveld comes from a large family where audiobooks were the only way to get though car rides without fighting. She attributes this to her love and understanding of reading books aloud. With a full, warm, strong and expressive voice, Saskia is the perfect fit for a variety of audio book genres. Raised in New Zealand and France, her ability with accents and dialects is excellent, with many of her books being narrated entirely in accents other than her own (which is tough!). Based in New York City, Saskia spends her time narrating and trying to stay out of the restaurant business. In addition to this she creates video snacks called ‘Kevin and Phebe’ – very funny for a slow day at the office.

About Jaci Burton

Jaci Burton is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling, award-winning author of over 50 books. She lives in Oklahoma and when she isn’t on deadline (which is often), she can usually be found wrestling with her uncooperative garden, wrangling her dogs, watching an unhealthy amount of television, or completely losing track of time reading a great book. She’s a total romantic and longs for the happily ever after in every story, which you’ll find in all her books.

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