After Paradise

  • by Allie Boniface
  • Narrated by Susan Soriano
  • 1 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From USA Today best-selling author Allie Boniface comes this sweet summer romance of a matchmaker who falls in love with the man she's trying to set up with someone else....
Jen Oakes is a free spirit who's home to enjoy Lindsey Point's beach scene for a few weeks. Max Wainfield is the local geek who's fallen for the wrong girl. Can Jen help Max get the girl he wants before she leaves at summer's end...or will she end up falling for him instead?


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Sweet Innocent Romance Good As Young Adult Too

Jen has returned home for a few weeks over the summer. She has a job lined up for the fall so she thinks she'll take it easy and enjoy her two weeks.

On the beach one night she sees a couple of her classmates, Melinda and Max. Melinda
makes Max the butt of her joke and Jen cannot stand it. She is out to set things straight for Max.

For the next couple of weeks, she coaches Max on everything in love. From pretending to be his girlfriend with smoldering kisses, to walks on the beach and more.

Melinda takes notice and decides that Max is the only one for her. So she and Max begin dating. But after every outing, Max runs to Jen to find out what he should do next and report on how the date went.

Jen begins to wonder if this matchmaking is her style. Her two weeks coming to a close and real life is to start setting in. Was matchmaking all that she had expected and more?

Susan Soriano was wonderful and took the voices of the young characters into account in her performance. Good job!

This is one of those books that could be categorized as young adult, as well as contemporary romance, as it goes past nothing but a few kisses.

Notes: There is nothing to warn about here.

Rating: If this went by the movie theater rating system it would be PG

Stars: overall four, performance 3.5 to 4 & story 3.5 to 4

In the categories that I marked 3.5–4 is because this is a story that is relatively "cookie-cutter" with no surprises or twist that you don't see coming. A very nice listen all around.


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- DK

After Paradise

It was a nice small town romance, about a nerd and a popular girl, who eventually fall in love. It was a short story, which is probably why there wasn't a lot of character development, and plot twists. Overall, a good read.
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- jan capstick

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-17-2015
  • Publisher: Allie Boniface