Audiobook Review: FIGHT OR FLIGHT by Samantha Young


Oh kilt me! FIGHT OR FLIGHT by Samantha Young is the deliciously sexy rom-com that I have been waiting for. I've always enjoy the enemy to lovers trope and this one starts of with a bang. It is funny and hot and you know that there is deeper story underneath it all that keeps you white knuckling those headphones as your can't wait for what comes up next.

Can you imagine having the worst experience of your life and then trying to flee it only to experience getting thwarted by some obnoxiously gorgeous man that seems to make it his mission in life to piss you off? Well this is exactly what Ava experiences in FoF. From her first encounter with hotty Scotty Caleb,  sparks immediately flew with anger but after a bit of time together those sparks turned into something else that neither one of them expected. 

I have to admit I was laughing my ass off while I was listening to this audiobook. I had not expected to enjoy it as much as I did but I loved hearing what these two characters where doing to each other, from the laughter to the moans of pleasure and all the heartbreaking confessions in-between this book had me. I liked these characters and their inevitable attraction to one another and how despite the fact that they acted to be indifferent to one another they were anything but. 

If you are a fan of rom-coms this audiobook is perfect for you and OMG! can all books have a Scottish accent included in them? Because this was music to my ears.

Narration: I adore any audiobook that has a foreign accent involved in it and this one is just so steamy because of how well Caleb is portrayed. I think narrator Angelica Lee did a fantastic job of bringing this book to life in audiobook form and I will keep my eyes open for more novels with her involved in it.



A series of chance encounters leads to a sizzling new romance from the New York Times bestselling author of the On Dublin Street series. 

The universe is conspiring against Ava Breevort. As if flying back to Phoenix to bury a childhood friend wasn't hell enough, a cloud of volcanic ash traveling from overseas delayed her flight back home to Boston. Her last ditch attempt to salvage the trip was thwarted by an arrogant Scotsman, Caleb Scott, who steals a first class seat out from under her. Then over the course of their journey home, their antagonism somehow lands them in bed for the steamiest layover Ava's ever had. And that's all it was--until Caleb shows up on her doorstep. 


When pure chance pulls Ava back into Caleb's orbit, he proposes they enjoy their physical connection while he's stranded in Boston. Ava agrees, knowing her heart's in no danger since a) she barely likes Caleb and b) his existence in her life is temporary. Not long thereafter Ava realizes she's made a terrible error because as it turns out Caleb Scott isn't quite so unlikeable after all. When his stay in Boston becomes permanent, Ava must decide whether to fight her feelings for him or give into them. But even if she does decide to risk her heart on Caleb, there is no guarantee her stubborn Scot will want to risk his heart on her....




Author: Samantha Young | Narrator: Angelica Lee
Release Date: October 09, 2018

A FRIEND IS FOREVER: UNDEAD GIRL GANG: Review, Interview + Giveaway



Today on Tales of the Ravenous Reader I have the pleasure of interviewing local author Lily Anderson. I can't believe that I have been reading her books for years and that she is probably one of the authors that lives closest to me and yet I have never interviewed her. I think she is wicked cool and she just wrote a book you might have heard of, UNDEAD GIRL GANG and it features a Latina Wiccan and some undead ladies that will leave you howling with laughter and cheering them on with it's strong theme of female empowerment. Have you read it yet? Or even listened to it? If not then you really need to because you will not be disappointed.


AUDIOBOOK REVIEW:

I had the pleasure of reading UNDEAD GIRL GANG earlier this year but when the opportunity came to listen to it. I could not resist and I am so glad that I did for it was like experiencing a whole new book and I enjoyed it so much more.

My love for all things Wiccan and Feminism increased by the power of three with this novel. The storyline was relatable, the dialogue witty and sharp and  the relationships between all the characters provided the right amount of "life" to keep me engaged. I especially enjoyed Mila's inner monologue that would leave me in tears from laughter and I enjoyed how she was portrayed as a tough girl with a gooey center. She had heart and she cared about her best friend, enough to bring her back from the dead to find out what happened to her because she could not fathom her BFF taking her own life. Yet, with all things magical there can be a bit of problem and what story would we have without some issues? This is where the story gets quite interesting because not only does Mila bring back her friend but she also brings back to enemies and if you think this story isn't twisted enough. You ain't seen nothing yet.

It is through this temporary arrangement that these ladies from an unusual bond and that they are able to reach an understanding in sisterhood that you cannot help but admire. I found myself rooting more Mila and my Latina pride swelled up as she took charge and was able to exceed her expectations and become more than she ever thought she could be.

I recommend listening to the audio that is so fantastically narrated by Rebecca Solar. She brings a fresh sound to this story and makes you feel what these characters are going though so well. If you have the chance I say take it and listen to it.





Cover designed by Corina Lupp and
photographed by Michael Frost
UNDEAD GIRL GANG
Lily Anderson
(RAZORBILL BOOKS, MAY 8, 2018)

Mila Flores and her best friend Riley have always been inseparable. There's not much excitement in their small town of Cross Creek, so Mila and Riley make their own fun, devoting most of their time to Riley's favorite activity: amateur witchcraft.

So when Riley and two Fairmont Academy mean girls die under suspicious circumstances, Mila refuses to believe everyone's explanation that her BFF was involved in a suicide pact. Instead, armed with a tube of lip gloss and an ancient grimoire, Mila does the unthinkable to uncover the truth: she brings the girls back to life.

Unfortunately, Riley, June, and Dayton have no recollection of their murders, but they do have unfinished business to attend to. Now, with only seven days until the spell wears off and the girls return to their graves, Mila must wrangle the distracted group of undead teens and work fast to discover their murderer...before the killer strikes again.


INTERVIEW with Lily Anderson
at Tales of the Ravenous Reader


By the power of three. What 3 things do you want readers to know about Undead Girl Gang?

1. It's a comedy where sad things happen. 
2. There are a lot of hidden and not-so-hidden references to famous witches. 
3. It's my personal favorite of the three published books I have out so far! 

Nothing is stronger than sisterhood! I just saw the new Charmed series trailer and all I can think about is the Undead Girl Gang and it’s message of female empowerment interweaved with a Latina vibe. Why is it so important to have diverse reads, especially those that embrace Latin culture. 

Well, first off all, we need diverse reads because we've waited long enough for them! Latinx readers deserve to see themselves in all media. Art is how we process the world. How are we supposed to do that if we aren't included? 
But I also think it's so important to showcase how culturally different people are. There's this bizarre misapprehension that I come up against repeatedly as a woman of color where white people think that because there's is the dominant culture, it's the only culture. Or that the only way to appreciate a culture is by appropriating it. I think the more we showcase the different ways we move about in the same spaces, the more we can build a culture of inclusion and celebration. 

If your girl gang could harness their powers to cast any spell to empower women what would it be and why?

Oh, the girls would fight endlessly about this! June would want to empower all women to be leaders (like her). Riley would want to empower all women to be fearless. Dayton would want all women to be happy. Mila would want all women to feel secure in themselves. So, to give everyone a little bit of what they want, the spell would end up being empowering all women to speak up. Say no when you mean no. Say "that hurt my feelings." Say "when you do that, it makes me feel bad." Too often, women feel the need to be passive or biddable. To be nice instead of heard. 
Communicating clearly and empathetically, especially with other women, is what empowers my girl gang (both in fiction and in my real life friendships!) and I would wish that for absolutely all women. 

What made writing Undead Girl Gang different than your previous novels?

Because my first two books were retellings, it was a little easier to outline them around their preexisting story structure. With Undead Girl Gang, there was more freedom, which meant way more opportunities to veer way off the plot! I had to be extra careful about sticking to my outline. Also this is the first book I've ever written that included magic! I had to keep a separate document of just all of the magical rules to make sure that I didn't have the undead girls or the spells acting contrary to the rest of the book. 

What are you working on now and what can you tell me about it?

Right now, I'm finishing up a draft of my first dramatic novel--a love story with no jokes and a lot of politics. I'm also outlining another comedic magical story so that I'll have something fun to work on after all this seriousness. 

What diverse reads do you wish everyone had on their book shelves?

I wish everyone had all of the books written by Anna-Marie McLemore, Laura Esquivel, Octavia Butler, Brit Bennett, and the poems of Nikki Giovanni. For romance readers, everyone should be reading Alyssa Cole, Beverly Jenkins, Jeannie Lin, and Zoraida Cordova/Zoey Castile. 
Thank you Lily


LILY ANDERSON
I'm Lily, an Afrolatina from the Bay Area (sort of) with RBF and a weird obsession with Kevin Costner movies. I love lipstick (especially Colourpop) and popcorn and all things Deadpool. My hair color changes a lot. Some of my friends call me Lillers. Some of my friends call me Ms. Anderson. If I had my druthers, the only thing I would ever drink would be Evian.

Yes, I would give up coffee AND beer for a free lifetime supply of Evian.

Other novels by Lily Anderson:
The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You
Amazon | Barnes And Noble | Indie Bound
Trixie Watson has two very important goals for senior year: to finally save enough to buy the set of Doctor Who figurines at the local comic books store, and to place third in her class and knock Ben West--and his horrendous new mustache that he spent all summer growing--down to number four.
Trixie will do anything to get her name ranked over Ben's, including give up sleep and comic books--well, maybe not comic books--but definitely sleep. After all, the war of Watson v. West is as vicious as the Doctor v. Daleks and Browncoats v. Alliance combined, and it goes all the way back to the infamous monkey bars incident in the first grade. Over a decade later, it's time to declare a champion once and for all.
The war is Trixie's for the winning, until her best friend starts dating Ben's best friend and the two are unceremoniously dumped together and told to play nice. Finding common ground is odious and tooth-pullingly-painful, but Trixie and Ben's cautious truce slowly transforms into a fandom-based tentative friendship. When Trixie's best friend gets expelled for cheating and Trixie cries foul play, however, they have to choose who to believe and which side they're on--and they might not pick the same side.
Now Now, Not Ever
AMAZON | BARNES AND NOBLE | INDIE BOUND

Elliot Gabaroche is very clear on what she isn't going to do this summer.

1. She isn't going to stay home in Sacramento, where she'd have to sit through her stepmother's sixth community theater production of The Importance of Being Earnest.
2. She isn't going to mock trial camp at UCLA.
3. And she certainly isn't going to the Air Force summer program on her mother's base in Colorado Springs. As cool as it would be to live-action-role-play Ender's Game, Ellie's seen three generations of her family go through USAF boot camp up close, and she knows that it's much less Luke/Yoda/"feel the force," and much more one hundred push-ups on three days of no sleep. And that just isn't appealing, no matter how many Xenomorphs from Alien she'd be able to defeat afterwards.

What she is going to do is pack up her attitude, her favorite Octavia Butler novels, and her Jordans, and go to summer camp. Specifically, a cutthroat academic-decathlon-like competition for a full scholarship to Rayevich College, the only college with a Science Fiction Literature program. And she's going to start over as Ever Lawrence, on her own terms, without the shadow of all her family’s expectations. Because why do what’s expected of you when you can fight other genius nerds to the death for a shot at the dream you’re sure your family will consider a complete waste of time?

This summer's going to be great.



GIVEAWAY

A signed copy of UNDEAD GIRL GANG and a pin



#Audiobook Review: VENGEFUL by V.E. Schwab


I just finished listening to VENGEFUL by V.E. Schwab and I am stunned by it's absolute savage tribute to power and women. Five years in the making and OMG! I can't believe it is over. 

Upon returning to this world where E.O.'s reign and the search for ultimate power matters most it is refreshing to return with new players that change the game as we know it. Yes, Victor and Eli are back and while their stories will leave you in breathless anticipation, it is Marcella, June and Sydney's stories that will bring you to your knees.

Marcella Riggins, is a new player in this story and I must say became an instant favorite. What more can I say about this character except that she was mesmerizing to witness: Cunning and ruthless, with a way of scaring the crap out of you while leaving you in rapt admiration at the same time. I admired her lack of fear and how she wanted to be seen and not ignored simply by being a woman. Her collaboration with other new characters created a tour de force that could rule the world or burn it down to the ground. And things were going to change especially when you add Victor and Eli to the toxic mix. It is only a matter of time and when the inevitable clash comes you will be left stunned. You have been warned.

As I began listening to this story I was reminded on why I liked V.E. Schwab's writing so much. It's best described as being with an old friend that puts you on edge, the one that dares you to go beyond your comfort zones and although it feels uncomfortable at first you are thankful for the experience. She has a way of writing these villainous characters that one cannot help but empathize with and cheer on. Fans of this series will be pleasantly surprised by the turn of events in this book and will only crave for more like I did.

Narration: Jeremy Arthur did a fantastic job with Vengeful. Every emotion and nuance of this story was captured in the perfect cadence of his voice. I am a fan of his previous works and was pleased that he came in to work on this novel. I am so thankful that I got to listen to this book because it is one of my favorite for this year.




VENGEFUL

A super-powered collision of extraordinary minds and vengeful intentions—#1 New York Times bestselling author V. E. Schwab returns with the thrilling follow-up to Vicious.
Magneto and Professor X. Superman and Lex Luthor. Victor Vale and Eli Ever. Sydney and Serena Clarke. Great partnerships, now soured on the vine.
But Marcella Riggins needs no one. Flush from her brush with death, she’s finally gained the control she’s always sought—and will use her new-found power to bring the city of Merit to its knees. She’ll do whatever it takes, collecting her own sidekicks, and leveraging the two most infamous EOs, Victor Vale and Eli Ever, against each other once more.
With Marcella's rise, new enmities create opportunity--and the stage of Merit City will once again be set for a final, terrible reckoning.

Listen to an excerpt of V. E. Schwab's VENGEFUL audiobook, read by Jeremy Arthur.

Audiobook Review: The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White



Oh beautiful darkness!! I have not enjoyed an audiobook as much as this one in a long while. THE DARK DESCENT OF ELIZABETH FRANKENSTEIN is so beautifully executed and I long for more adventures in this genre.

Kiersten White has done a fantastic job of creating an atmosphere that is tangibly creepy as Elizabeth Lavenza recalls her life and all that she was willing to do to stay within the good graces of the Frankenstein family. Her price at keeping her station were high, keeping Victor Frankenstein in check because he did not function well in normal society,  yet she never faltered on her mission, even when another came to join their small group.

The story deftly goes from the past to present as Elizabeth travels to find Victor and bring him home after a long stay away, but she may have bitten off more than she can chew as she begins to discover that Victor's absence means something more sinister that she can possible imagine.

When ensues is the stuff that gothic nightmares are made of: secrets, lies, dead bodies all set against a backdrop of darkness disguised as beauty. This story is wicked in it's concept and it will keep you glue to your headphones until the very end.

THE DARK DESCENT OF ELIZABETH FRANKENSTEIN is mesmerizing and  I will be the first to admit that I squee'd in delight when I discovered that this book was being written but it is nothing compared to listening to it on audio.



Elizabeth Lavenza hasn't had a proper meal in weeks. Her thin arms are covered with bruises from her "caregiver," and she is on the verge of being thrown into the streets . . . until she is brought to the home of Victor Frankenstein, an unsmiling, solitary boy who has everything--except a friend.

Victor is her escape from misery. Elizabeth does everything she can to make herself indispensable--and it works. She is taken in by the Frankenstein family and rewarded with a warm bed, delicious food, and dresses of the finest silk. Soon she and Victor are inseparable. 


But her new life comes at a price. As the years pass, Elizabeth's survival depends on managing Victor's dangerous temper and entertaining his every whim, no matter how depraved. Behind her blue eyes and sweet smile lies the calculating heart of a girl determined to stay alive no matter the cost . . . as the world she knows is consumed by darkness. 




Author: Kiersten White | Narrator: Katharine McEwan
Release Date: September 25, 2018

Audiobook Review: TIME'S CONVERT by Deborah Harkness


I have been a long time fan of Deborah Harkness and her All Souls Trilogy and when I learned that she was delving back into this world of Vampire, Witches and Demons, I could not wait. So, you could imagine my joy at being able to listen to this amazing novel and experiencing these world with these mesmerizing characters once again.

As I return to the world I am treated to three POV's: Diana, Marcus and Phoebe, which I will point out that the narrator has excellently executed with amazing talent. During each POV I was treated to the current status of the de Clermont family through Diana, the transition of being made into a vampire and what the first few months means are like with Pheobe's and lastly Marcus' memories of when he was human and his early years of being a vampire. All stories entwining to further showcase that being a paranormal being is never as easy as it seems.

I loved returning to the de Clermont family and seeing how the twins were faring. I was curious to witness their development and I was not disappointed. I cannot wait to see how this part of the story will eventually develop. I also loved listening to Pheobe's challenges at becoming a vampire and how even at this modern age the transition was not as smooth as one would believe. Marcus' story was intriguing but at times I felt it was a big long winded and would find myself drifting despite enjoyed how well the narrator could deftly switch between characters.

I enjoyed this story more than I expected maybe because I truly had no idea what this audiobook was going to be about. I went in "blind" so to say and was pleasantly surprised. I believe fans of The All Should Trilogy will eat this story up with a spoon and greedily consume it words with pleasant satisfaction.



From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Discovery of Witches, a novel about what it takes to become a vampire.

On the battlefields of the American Revolution, Matthew de Clermont meets Marcus MacNeil, a young surgeon from Massachusetts, during a moment of political awakening when it seems that the world is on the brink of a brighter future. When Matthew offers him a chance at immortality and a new life free from the restraints of his puritanical upbringing, Marcus seizes the opportunity to become a vampire. But his transformation is not an easy one and the ancient traditions and responsibilities of the de Clermont family clash with Marcus's deeply held beliefs in liberty, equality, and brotherhood.

Fast-forward to contemporary Paris, where Phoebe Taylor--the young employee at Sotheby's whom Marcus has fallen for--is about to embark on her own journey to immortality. Though the modernized version of the process at first seems uncomplicated, the couple discovers that the challenges facing a human who wishes to be a vampire are no less formidable than they were in the eighteenth century. The shadows that Marcus believed he'd escaped centuries ago may return to haunt them both--forever.

A passionate love story and a fascinating exploration of the power of tradition and the possibilities not just for change but for revolution, Time's Convert channels the supernatural world-building and slow-burning romance that made the All Souls Trilogy instant bestsellers to illuminate a new and vital moment in history, and a love affair that will bridge centuries.



Author: Deborah Harkness | Narrator: Saskia Maarleveld
Release Date: September 18, 2018

All Hail the King: A NORDIC KING by Karina Halle, Release Blitz


A Nordic King by Karina Halle Publication Date: September 21, 2018 Genre: Contemporary Romance
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SYNOPSIS: 

When I first applied for the job I thought it would be like all the others: working as a nanny for an aristocratic family.

Then I got the job and found out how wrong I was.

Now I’m the new nanny for two adorable little girls who happen to be princesses.

Their father is the widowed King of Denmark.

And my new home? The royal palace in Copenhagen.

Adjusting to my new life isn't easy but the hardest part hasn’t been the girls who still grieve over the loss of their mother.

It’s their father.

Cold, mysterious and moody, with an icy stare that seems to penetrate your soul, King Aksel may have hired me to take care of his daughters but he wants as little to do with me as possible. 

Yet the longer I share these palace walls with this man, the more that I’m drawn to him. His chiseled face and sexual swagger are only part of the package. It’s in the long, intense glances at the dinner table, the way we’ll brush up against each other in the halls, the rare glimpses of the man deep inside, like the sun passing through clouds.

But no matter how I feel about him, we can never be together.

You think it's bad enough being in love with your boss?

Try falling in love with a king.


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Meet Karina: Karina Halle is a former travel writer and music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of The Pact, Love, in English, The Artists Trilogy, Dirty Angels and over 20 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her rescue pup, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails and devours a lot of books.
Halle is represented by the Root Literary and is both self-published and published by Simon & Schuster and Hachette in North America and in the UK.
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Audiobook Review: The Raging Ones by Krista + Becca Ritchie


I have been wanting to listen to THE RAGING ONES by Krista & Becca Ritchie since I learned about this novel. I have been a fan of their NA romances and when they announced this novel I was intrigued and not disappointed.

THE RAGING ONES has a unique premise that begins with a somewhat confusing introduction but soon develops into a story that I could not stop reading. The more I read and grasped what was happening the more I became invested in the story and I loved every single moment.

The world building is fascinating and it is complimented by a riveting cast of characters that had I could not stop thinking about and now I need the next installment in this series, THE LAST HOPE. Is there any way I can have this, like now?

THE RAGING ONES has a lot to offer in audiobook form and I think it is a great listen that you have to stick with and the patience will pay out handsomely. 

Narration: I always enjoy having more narrators than one when it comes to any audiobook and this trio kept me engaged and their timing was spot on. I hope they return for the next novel.




The Raging Ones by Krista & Becca Ritchie is an edge of your seat sci-fi romance audiobook with twists and turns that listeners will never see coming!
In a freezing world, where everyone knows the day they will die, three teens break all odds.
Franny Bluecastle, a tough city teen, dreams of dying in opulence, to see wealth she’s never known. Like the entire world, she believes it’s impossible to dodge a deathday.
Until the day she does.
Court Icecastle knows wealth. He also knows pain. Spending five years in Vorkter Prison, a fortress of ice and suffering, he dreams of life beyond the people that haunt him and the world that imprisoned him.
Mykal Kickfall fights for those he loves. The rugged Hinterlander shares a frustrating yet unbreakable connection with Court—which only grows more lawless and chaotic as their senses and emotions connect with Franny.
With the threat of people learning they’ve dodged their deathdays, they must flee their planet to survive. But to do so, all three will have to hide their shared bond as they vie for a highly sought after spot in the newest mission to space. Against thousands of people far smarter, who’ll live longer, and never fear death the way that they do.

Listen to an excerpt of Krista & Becca Ritchie's THE RAGING ONES audiobook, read by Graham Halstead, Emily Lawrence, and Tristan Morris.

When the pain is too much: TRAGIC by Devney Perry, #CoverReveal


I am so happy to join Inkslinger for the cover reveal of TRAGIC by Devney Perry! I am a big fan of Devney's novels and when presented with the chance to help promote this amazing series I could not say no. So, please check out this amazing cover and make sure to let share the news.


TRAGIC
Lark Cove Book 3
By Devney Perry
Release Day – NOVEMBER 27th
Standalone



Kaine Reynolds wants nothing more than solitude. After an unthinkable tragedy destroys his family, he’s cut off all ties to his former life so he can battle his grief the only way he knows how.

Alone.

So when Piper Campbell knocks on his door, rambling on about being his new neighbor, he slams the door in her face.

But Kaine’s gruff demeanor doesn’t scare her. She’s set on living in Montana and starting over after a terrible divorce. And she wouldn’t mind having a fling to chase away the pain of her husband’s betrayal. Her handsome, albeit rude, neighbor is the perfect candidate.

Yet what neither of them suspect is that their no-strings affair will result in the surprise of Piper’s lifetime—and Kaine’s worst fear.


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Devney is the USA Today bestselling author of the Jamison Valley series. She lives in Montana with her husband and two children. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her kids. She loves reading and, after consuming hundreds of books, decided to share her own stories. Devney loves hearing from readers! Connect with her on social media. 

Audiobook Review: It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time by Kylie Scott



Years ago I was introduced to author Kylie Scott with her DIVE BAR series and I was instantly addicted to her stories. She had a way with wicked boys and plucky gals and I knew I would always want more. So, when I had the opportunity to listen to IT SEEMED LIKE A GOOD IDEA AT THE TIME, I could not say resist and I was not disappointed.


IT SEEMED LIKE A GOOD IDEA AT THE TIME on audiobook is an entertaining listen, a bit angsty, a bit forbidden and hella hot! 

What I enjoyed most about this audiobook was the way in which Adele carried herself, she was forthright and honest. She wasn't afraid to express herself and let her feelings be known, which I found refreshing especially along side Peter who seemed a bit emotionally stunted. Yet, together they worked. Many may not find the age gap attractive but it was one of the things I enjoyed about this story and although it might not be something most may not enjoy, it worked for me.

For fans of Kylie it may not rank up there as a top favorite but it will keep you engaged and rooting for Adele who seemed to capture and hold my attention.

Narration: What else can be said about And Arndt but that she is THE best at narrating these romance novels. She has the perfect timing and inflection and it is always comforting to hear her voice.



It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time, from bestselling author Kylie Scott, is a brand new audiobook that will have listeners hooked.
Returning home for her father’s wedding was never going to be easy for Adele. If being sent away at eighteen hadn’t been bad enough, the mess she left behind when she made a pass at her dad’s business partner sure was.
Fifteen years older than her, Pete had been her crush for as long as she could remember. But she’d misread the situation—confusing friendliness for undying love. Awkward. Add her father to the misunderstanding, and Pete had been left with a broken nose and a business on the edge of ruin. The man had to be just as glad as everyone else when she left town.
Seven years on, things are different. Adele is no longer a kid, but a fully grown adult more than capable of getting through the wedding and being polite. But all it takes is seeing him again to bring back all those old feelings.
Sometimes first loves are the truest.

Listen to an excerpt of Kylie Scott's IT SEEMED LIKE A GOOD IDEA AT THE TIME audiobook, read by Andi Arndt.