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August O'Leary, originally from Massachusetts, went to college in England, fell deeply in love with Christopher Burke, spent three blissful years together, then got dumped - badly - because Christopher wouldn't stand up to his parents. <br/><br/>Eight years later, August works as a high-end event planner in London and the story begins when his newest client, Libby, walks in with her best friend - Christopher Burke, the man who shattered August's heart.<br/><br/>This is a second chance romance, and while I normally like the trope, for me, I have to believe that the party who "wronged" the other is actually sorry and makes a real effort to make amends. I did not find that to be the case here. Christopher makes all the same mistakes the second time around, and some new ones, and I felt like his "grand gesture" was just an easier way of continuing to not have to introduce August into his world and really make a stand.<br/><br/>I love Dorian Bane's deeper voice, and his narration was smooth for the most part, but I didn't enjoy most of his character accents. I liked his character voice for August (Dorian does a good job with the Boston accent and the dropping of the "r"), but his UK accents were hard for me to keep up with. I found myself having to replay some of the same conversations two or three times to understand what the characters were saying. <br/><br/>While not being able to follow along easily with much of the narration didn't help, my disappointment comes mainly by the fact that I was maddened by much of the story. While I liked August, and his friends, I really, really didn't like Christopher, and that pretty much ruined the whole romance for me. I spent most of my time wishing for someone else to come and sweep August off his feet so he could tell Christopher to go stuff it. <br/><br/>Overall this just didn't personally work for me.
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