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.Love After All by Jaci Burton
Series: Hope #4
Narrator: Saskia Maarleveld
Published by Tantor Media on Jun 16, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Length: 9 hours, 1 minute
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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…
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.
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