Audiobook Review: Love Under Quarantine. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Love Under Quarantine by Kylie Scott

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

While the world is ravaged by a global pandemic, hotshot NFL running back Evan Sparks is locked in his own personal hell. With a career-ending scandal on his back, Evan hides out in his best friend’s empty San Francisco home, the full city shutdown locking him in a lonely twenty-story apartment in the sky.

Romance writer Sadie Walsh is having the worst case of writer’s block ever…until the incredible, muscular stranger staying next door gets her muse going strong. The pair of loners, never expecting to find a friend in all the madness, meet each day out on their balconies like a modern-day Romeo and Juliet.

Each new day brings unique challenges for the pair as they navigate the unknown and find solace together. They quickly figure out that as long as they have one another, they can handle anything.

Even falling in love under quarantine.

Love Under Quarantine

Love in a pandemic!

The following ratings are out of 5:
Romance: 💙💚💜❤️
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📕📗📘📙
World building: 🌎🌍🌏🌎🌍
Character development: 🙂😀🤩😍
Narrator(s): 🎙🎙🎙🎙🎙
Narration Type: Dual Narration

The Hero: Evan Sparks – There is a stay at home order in place in San Francisco after Coronavirus came out. Evan is an NFL football star who is going through a drugs and doping scandal and is stuck in his best friend Jake’s Apartment while taking care of his cat since his friend is away in Africa working as a doctor.

The heroine: Sadie Walsh – She is a romance writer who likes to get inspiration from things around her. When she sees the tall, muscular, handsome man in the apartment next to her she knows she can get some inspiration from him for her new book. When he sits his patio in nothing but shorts, she likes the look of his muscles.

The Story: Half of Evan’s team believes the lies that went out, though he had actually stopped partying after he turned 29 and he was focusing more on working out and improving his game, which was working. Some girl set him up, drugged him and took pictures of him with booze and drug paraphernalia and a search of his locker found steroids. Someone set him up good.

Sadie has found that men in her dreams and in her books are terrific, but men in real life usually suck, and not in a good way. They are usually selfish and thoughtless. So she is determined to stick to her book boyfriends, but Evan is sure great to look at and works well as the muse for her book. Her last boyfriend was compatible with her in bed, but out of it was surprisingly dull and had no interest in anything she had to say.

The story was good, though there were some things that bothered me. For example they go grocery shopping for a week’s worth of groceries each, they walk to the grocery store and from the depictions of all the items they each got, there would be no way they could walk home with that many groceries. Also Sadie finds out early that Evan is a pro football player and she doesn’t Google him right away. What woman wouldn’t immediately look up a potentially famous man they are interested in?

Also, this book was published in May of 2020, not long after the covid lockdown began so there are things that happened in the book that people didn’t know about at that time. Like the fact that Evan is talking about buying a bar for his brother and father to work in. I, personally haven’t been to a bar since before covid and I can’t imagine Bars and nightclubs have done very well since 2020, so it isn’t that great of an opportunity.

This book is told in dual points of view via dual narration and was narrated by Andi Arndt and Will Damron. Both of these narrators are very good. Will has a deep and clear voice and Andi has a strong yet feminine voice which I really like.


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