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Publisher's Summary

**2017 Texas Association of Authors 1st Place: Romance Series**
Olivia Petersen thought her life ended the day her husband walked out. Little did she know, it had only just begun.
A good woman, mother, and wife, she's got it made. She didn't expect anything to change, but of course it does...
Swept from her perfect paper-doll life in Houston, Olivia finds herself in Chicago, alone, betrayed, and far from home. Soon everything she thought she knew about herself and her life will be challenged.
Ash Harper is the man who has everything--everything except healing from the losses of a lifetime and a dark family secret.
What happens when the married woman and the sexy handsome widower are thrown together by fate?
Out of the Box Awakening is a women's seasoned contemporary romance about second chances, shared passion and shared joy. Jennifer Theriot has written a compelling series about what happens when two people over the age of forty find new life and new love for themselves.

Recommended for readers over the age of 18. This book contains adult language and situations.
©2013 Jennifer Theriot (P)2017 Jennifer Theriot
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5 out of 5 stars
By Adriana B on 07-03-17

Wow!!! This book is so amazing! I loved it!

This book is so well written and captivating! The characters are well developed and there are so many lovable characters. I enjoyed every minute of it! It was hard to put down. It became a little problem when it was 4 am and I still wanted to keep going. I did take a little break but was right back on it as soon as I woke up. Outstanding book. I wish there were more books like this one.

The narrator did an amazing job bringing the story to life. I felt immersed in the story and all characters came to life.

Olivia is such a wonderful character. Everyone loves her and even though life threw her a curve ball, she was able to find real love and learn that she was missing out on a lot with her uncaring husband.

I fell in love with Ash's sweet and attentive nature. He was beyond perfect for Olivia. And as the story progressed their romance blossomed into something very special.

There is a sweet HEA. No cliffhangers!

I'm looking forward to reading more books by this talented author!

"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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5 out of 5 stars
By Tammy Payne on 06-21-17

"This audible ROCKS"

Where does Out of the Box Awakening rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
It ranks very high up as I also once upon a time read the book. But the audible just brought the story to life for me.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Out of the Box Awakening?
When Olivia gets the call from Todd that his grammy has passed.

Which character – as performed by Triera Holley – was your favorite?
I would have to say Olivia. Although she played each character very well but she was wonderful with Olivia' character

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
There were various parts that had me laughing out loud. And some parts that made me want to whoop Olivia's ex husbands tush.

Any additional comments?
Fantastic Audible book !!!

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5 out of 5 stars
By A D. on 07-16-17

Life as we know it, only much better!

Oh Wow. So maybe I can relate to this book and so I love it. Or maybe I love how messy reality is so neatly interwoven with a wonderful plethora of amazing characters that it feels almost like a fairytale. Certainly I love the natural, day-to-day drama and the quirky, exciting characters that allow the story to flow. I love how, like life, certain moments in the story move so slowly and others whirl by at great speed. The results feel full-of-hope real.

This story is about the awakening of Olivia Peterson. Olivia leaves Texas because of her husband's job demands without realising that the move is a more momentous than she realises. Her children have grown and settled and this time of life is often considered a time to nurture oneself and the relationship with one's partner. Except for Olivia it isn't like that. It starts with being abandoned by her husband, leads to divorce, illness, death and so on. These are the messy realities of life. But along the way Olivia finds her strength and love. Yes her family collapses, but it is reforged into something stronger, more encompassing, more inclusive, more raw and more honest. With each challenge the new bonds with lover, family and friends are challenged and grow infinitely stronger. Gosh! If all of us could be so lucky!!

All I know is that when I am staring 60 squarely in the face, I hope I have a lover like Ashe Harper.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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