Narrator: Carly Robins

Audio Review: Finding You by Jo Watson

Posted June 20, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 4 Comments

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Audio Review: Finding You by Jo WatsonFinding You by Jo Watson
Series: Destination Love #3
Narrator: Carly Robins
Published by Hachette Audio on May 2, 2017
Genres: Romantic Comedy
Format: Audiobook
Length: 9 hours, 42 minutes
Source: the Publisher
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When you go to Greece to meet your family but end up making out with your smokin' hot tour guide #sorrynotsorry

Being adopted never made Jane Smith feel unloved, just unlike the rest of her family. As her twenty-fifth birthday approaches, she is struck by an overwhelming longing to finally find her place in the world. So in a very un-Jane-like move, she books a last-minute ticket to Greece to find her birth father and the real Jane. All she knows about him is it that he was a tour guide named Dimitri. Armed with this knowledge and several surprise boxes of condoms from her mom (not embarrassing at all), Jane takes off.

Within minutes of landing she makes two important discoveries. First, everyone in Greece is named Dimitri, and second, fate might be playing a sick joke on her when a sexy tour guide called Dimitri comes to fetch her from the airport. He offers to help Jane with her search---if she'll go on an adventure with him. Stable Jane would never risk a steamy vacation romance. But real Jane might finally be ready to listen to her heart. Will Jane find her biological father, or will she end up finding something else entirely?

 

 
As Jane Smith’s 25th birthday approaches, she suddenly has a compelling need to find her biological father. Though she’s never questioned the love of her adopted parents, she’s always been acutely aware of how different she looks from them and her adorable twin sisters. She knows her father’s first name and is Greek (thanks to her bio mother), responsible for her height, eyes of separate colors and dark coloring. So, off she goes on a sudden trip to Greece to find him, picking the island of Santorini simply because it “called” to her.

 
After reading Almost a Bride, I vowed to listen to the rest of the series because I figured it would be outstanding on audio. My instincts were dead on as the humor was expertly translated. Jane is the most stoic of the group of friends so her decision to suddenly step outside her comfort zone was completely out of character. As imagined, her journey was loaded with missteps, misunderstandings and hilarious moments.

 
But Jane’s most extraordinary encounter comes when she meets the gorgeous man she discovered in the island’s travel magazine. His name is Dimitri (coincidentally the same as the father she’s trying to find) and he’s the man who will be her guide for her stay. I loved Dimitri and how he got Jane to find herself in the process. He was the perfect foil to the self-deprecating Jane.

 
This was a cute story with lots of fun moments, even when Jane’s pessimistic attitude could be wearying. Just when I thought it was getting to be too much, the story took an incredible turn and became one of substance and insight. That turn brought balance to Jane’s search and in finding him, she found herself. You will absolutely love the ending and the wonderful trek through a Greek island that is so descriptively presented. This series nails the comedy and great travel.

 

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About Carly Robins

Carly Robins is an actress and voice-over artist. She can be heard on commercials, video games, and promos. Carly comes to narration with a passion for performance along with the capability to span several genres, from romance to children’s literature and thrillers.

About Jo Watson

Jo Watson is an award-winning writer of romantic comedies. Burning Moon won a Watty Award in 2014. Jo is an Adidas addict and a Depeche Mode devotee.

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