The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌏🌍🌎🌏🌎
Character development: ☺️😉😀😘🥰
The heroine: Olivia – She is a writer who has suffered a terrible loss and has been suffering from writers block ever since. She is spending some time in France at the apartment of her agent to try to get her writing mojo back.
The Hero: James – He is an artist who is doing portraits of people suffering from grief. He sees Olivia who is living in the same apartment complex as him and is interested in her from the start. He wants to paint her but he wants more as well.
The Story: Olivia is at first very skeptical of James after he approaches her in a café. Though after meeting him in a gathering at the apartment complex and seeing his artwork. She agrees to sit for him and is candid about wanting an affair with him for the time she is in Paris. He eagerly agrees and things heat up quickly.
The book was told from Olivia’s point of view via duet narration which I love and I will not give 5 points for narration without it. This is where the male narrator does all the male voices and female does the female voices no matter who’s point of view the chapter is told from. The narrators were Troy Duran, Veronica Pace and Marnye Young. They all did a great job and I just love Troy Duran’s deep and sexy voice.
The story was great, both Olivia and James had a story and have suffered in different ways. They had chemistry from the start and it just kept growing. I love how they grew to know each other and the book was super steamy as well. The two of them had a plan not to get personal in the time they are together so a lot of hints were dropped about certain things without much clarification until later in the book.
I was pleasantly surprised at the direction this book took and loved that it was unpredictable. I thought I knew exactly what would happen at the end based on some of the things that happened, but something completely different happened and It isn’t very often that a story can surprise you like that.
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Audiobook Review: Perfect Strangers. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️