Genre: Contemporary Romance

Audio Review: Love Me Again by Jaci Burton

Posted September 18, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 2 Comments

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Audio Review: Love Me Again by Jaci BurtonLove Me Again by Jaci Burton
Series: Hope #7
Narrator: Allyson Ryan
Published by Tantor Audio on May 16, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: Audiobook
Length: 9 hours, 3 minutes
Source: the Publisher
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three-half-stars
three-half-flames

When Loretta Simmons returns to Hope, Oklahoma, after a disastrous marriage, she's determined to remain independent for the sake of her daughter. The only thing standing in her way is Deacon Fox-the man she loved and walked away from years ago.

Since Loretta owns the bookstore right next to his current renovation project, Deacon can't escape the woman who broke his heart. Throw in her adorable little girl and one ridiculously oversized dog, and they're almost a family. Only he can't be that guy-what they had was once in a lifetime.

But love has a funny way of reopening a door you thought was firmly closed . . .

 

 
Review Loretta Simmons returns home to Hope, Oklahoma after her marriage collapses from a slow but miserable death. She’s determined to be independent, essentially raising her 9-year old daughter, Hazel, like a single parent. Things are awkward when the man she callously dumped for the man she married is renovating the building where her bookstore is housed. Deacon Fox keeps his distance but eventually life puts them on the same path.

 
The biggest conflict in this story is how Deacon and Loretta will resolve what happened between them as teens and that gets dealt with pretty early on. What remains is the slow building new relationship between the two of them, connected through Hazel who dazzles Deacon and he her. Add to the mix a new dog named Otis, a Great Dane who needs training, and you’ve got a delightful story. I also liked the narrator who interpreted the vibe of the town and these characters pretty well and added the requisite distinctions.

 
One of the things I love about this series is how the past characters are all connected. The new characters are introduced to the circle and the friendships that develop are heartwarming. Hope is a place I like to come visit to uplift my spirit and feel better about my community. These are good, hard working people who aren’t wealthy (well, one of them is) and experience the normal issues associated with work, family and friends. I like them, like visiting with them and I really liked Loretta and Deacon. I thought he let her off the hook too easily but it was true to his character. There are a few new characters introduced here so I’m looking forward to more stories and returning to this town.

 

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About Allyson Ryan

Allyson Ryan has narrated over eighty audiobooks, among them On the Divinity of Second Chances by Kaya McLaren, for which Allyson received an AudioFile Earphones Award. She can also be heard in commercials, animation, video games, and promos. She has an extensive stage résumé and can be seen as “Mom” in TV shows and commercials.

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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Autoboyography by Christina Lauren

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Posted September 16, 2017 by Jennifer in Book Review | 1 Comment

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Posted September 13, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | 6 Comments

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Posted September 11, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | 1 Comment

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Posted September 2, 2017 by Jennifer in Book Review | 4 Comments

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Early Review: Turned Up by Erin Nicholas

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Posted August 27, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

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Audio Review: Dating You, Hating You by Christina Lauren

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Posted August 26, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments

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Posted August 22, 2017 by Anne in Blog Tour, Book Review, Giveaway | 0 Comments

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