Audiobook Review: Better Than a Box of Chocolates. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Better than a Box of Chocolates by Emily March

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Get ready to savor this delectable romantic treat – an audio-first novella by New York Times best-selling author Emily March! 

Valentine’s Day has always meant trouble for wedding photographer Ali Lovejoy. All her worst romantic disasters have happened on V-Day, so she’s made a habit of hiding out at home in her pj’s until it’s over. But when her best friend begs her do an engagement photoshoot on the dreaded holiday, Ali reluctantly agrees and travels to the quaint Colorado mountain town of Eternity Springs to help her bestie. 

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While scouting romantic locations for the shoot, Ali is stunned to encounter a naked man skinny dipping in the hot springs. After the most awkward meeting of her life, she eventually agrees to a Valentine’s date with the sinfully delicious stranger. Is she destined for a fresh new disaster – or will she finally find real love?

Better Than a Box of Chocolates

Anti-Valentines Day!

The following ratings are out of 5:
Narration: 🎙🎙🎙🎙🎙
Romance: 💛🖤💜💚
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📕📗📘📙
World building: 🌎🌍🌏🌎
Character development: 😳☺️😍🥰

The heroine(s): Ali Lovejoy – She is a photographer and likes to spend Valentine’s day hidden away at home since she has a bad history of things happening on that day. However, this year her best friend asks her to go to Eternity Springs to do a photo shoot to celebrate their engagement and recreate the moment the question was popped because the camera failed when it actually happened.

The Hero: Max Romano – Lives in Eternity Springs Colorado, owns the Tipsy Angel Micro Brewery. He is a bit shell shocked by the number of women in town recently and how they are all a bit man crazy. It doesn’t help that they have a famous cousin Lorenzo Romano who could be twins with Max and rumor around town is that Lorenzo will be in Eternity Springs soon.

The Story: Max tries to stay away from the crowds that swarmed to Eternity Springs for Valentine’s day and the hot air balloon festival, because he keeps getting mistaken for being his cousin Lorenzo. So while he is hidden away decorating the local mine and underground springs for a friend, he takes a dip in the springs and is caught by Ali.

The narration was done by Jason Clarke and Andi Arndt who never disappoint. I love Jason’s deep gravelly voice which is sexy and romantic. Andi always sounds both feminine and upbeat and she is just pleasant to listen to.

This was a novella so it was insta-love in the extreme, which is pretty much expected when it is a romantic stand-alone. But I liked the romance and the story including the famous look alike relative.

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