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Would you consider the audio edition of Lovers at Heart to be better than the print version?
I believe it's to close to call.. I love books. I love reading. This was the first time I used an Audio book and I was very pleased. I loved how having someone read to me, made the book come alive.
What other book might you compare Lovers at Heart to and why?
I am a Melissa Foster fan. All her books are captivating, amazing, and a chance to escape for a while.
What does B. J. Harrison bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
B.J. Harrison helps bring the book to life. He is an exquisite narrator. I would love to listen to him again.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
Two hearts that beat as one.
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Stars: Overall 4 Narration 4 Story 4
A story that best works after reading the Snow Sisters series, but can stand alone, Lovers at Heart focuses on Treat and Max’s stories, and the aftermath of a destination wedding. Max is the organizing guru with more than a dash of neuroses and ocd, and while helpful with her planning work, is often detrimental to her personal life. She’s clever, driven, outwardly self-confident and wholly in charge of her life. Treat owns several resorts, is always bouncing about and around, and he’s got a serious case of wedding hangover after a memorable, if not his best, moment at the wedding.
Together – these two get another chance to make things right DESPITE their both having serious reservations and issues. Treat is very metrosexual – he’s a solidly good guy who I seriously hoped would find some emotional control. His own dedication to his family and to seeing them happy and settled, often to the detriment of his own forward progress and growth wasn’t over the top, until you add in his bone-deep fear of finding that “love” and then losing it. There’s plenty of growth that needs to happen for Treat, and while I like characters that are in touch with their emotions, there was a bit of “not again’ with each new emotional revelation for him.
On the other hand, Max is almost closed off from her inner voices, until or unless she encounters someone who reminds her of all the bad moments with her ex. Unwilling to stand for any critical judgments from any man, she just shuts down and pushes people away from her, with an almost angry overtone. We do see that her self-confidence from her work, which she does near perfectly, isn’t always translating over, and that makes her very defensive. Oh – and when she’s angry or feeling pressured by anything BUT work, she’s a horrible listener, and refuses to ask questions or hear explanations. So there was a TON of back and forth with these two. And, I kind of have to give Treat kudos for sticking in there, making it clear that he wanted her and her alone, and that he wouldn’t stop pursuing her. In the abstract, for a story, it’s pretty damn romantic…although I can see how it could dance over the edge to stalker if their connection wasn’t so palpable and obvious to everyone else.
Narration is again provided by B, J, Harrison, who again does a lovely job in presenting characters, story and emotional layers without overworking the emotion or getting in the way of the story as it unfolded. But it is less a critique of performance than musing over the ‘rightness’ of this narrator for this book. I would have liked a dual narrator team for this title, while Harrison does a wonderful job in separating and distinctly presenting both male and female voices, I would have appreciated the addition of a female to narrate the women’s parts. There was just a little something not quite fitting with the characters as I envisioned them – and having read and listened to this story (I own the title) there was a piece missing, some youthful edge, that would have added to the performance here.
I received an Audiobook copy of the title from the publisher for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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Where does Lovers at Heart rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
I have listened to about 5/6 books from the series this would be no.3
Who was your favorite character and why?
Max, because she is tough on the outside but really she just wants someone to love her.
Which scene did you most enjoy?
The ending when she heads to the ranch and Treat is heading to her place
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
When Max confronts her ex boyfriend
Any additional comments?
Loved this book and it was made even more special as I was walking down Wellfleet high street listening a Max and Treat where doing the same thing
This book made me laugh, cry and swoon so much especially hearing it on audio book. So totally worth listening to.