Friday, May 27, 2016

Audio Tour and Review: Love in A Small Town by Zoe York

LoveinaSmallTown_AudioTour Love in a Small Town by Zoe York A Pine Harbor Audiobook Publication Date: March 15, 2016
Purchase: Audible | iTunes | Amazon
Six years. Two break-ups. One divorce. They should be over each other. Rafe Minelli knows better than to tell his wife no, particularly since they aren’t married anymore. She can’t hightail it out of town, though, not when they’ve finally broken through the post-divorce cold war status quo. Olivia Minelli needs to leave Pine Harbour. It’s just too hard to see Rafe moving on without her – even if he says he doesn’t want to. But when a new and exciting job falls into her lap, she needs to choose: protect her heart, or take the new job and risk getting emotionally entangled with her ex-husband. Again.

Love in a Small Town by Zoe York is about second chances, which means, you will root for the two main characters the entire book. This is an audio book review, so as usual, I will review the book and then the audio section.

Rafe and Olivia got a divorce two years ago, but haven’t been able to move on. Part of Olivia thinks that if she leaves their small town it will make things easier, however, the chemistry between she and Rafe is still explosive and she still loves him. Rafe believes the biggest mistake he made was in letting Olivia go and he wants her back. When he finally convinces her to give them another chance, he will do everything in his power to make it work this time. Can they do it? Nothing is ever easy, especially second chances, but if they can do it, it will be worth it.

The story itself is slow to get into and drags a little, but it does start to pick up eventually…just takes several chapters for that to happen. The heart of the story itself is good though and overall it was a good book to listen to. I love the push and pull between Olivia and Rafe and that carries throughout the story. Overall, I give the book 3 stars.

Now onto the audio portion. They picked a great person to read this. For the most part, the narration was smooth and added to the story. Em Eldridge did an excellent job of bringing this book to life. I give the narration 4 stars.

Overall my rating is 3.5 stars.

 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Zoe York is a busy mom of two young boys and the creator of modern, sexy, small town contemporary romances. Her debut novel, What Once Was Perfect, started the popular Wardham series, and her first military romance, Fall Out, was released as part of the international bestselling SEALs of Summer super bundle. She lives in London, Ontario and is currently chugging Americanos, wiping sticky fingers, and dreaming of heroes in and out of uniform.