Audiobook Review: Finders Keepers by Nicole Williams

Posted on 07/28/2014 in Book Review / 4 Comments

Audiobook Review: Finders Keepers by Nicole WilliamsFinders Keepers by Nicole Williams
Series: Lost and Found #3
Published by Create Space on 9/16/2013
Genres: New Adult, Romance
Format: Audiobook
Source: Audible
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three-stars

There’s tortured. And there’s Garth Black.\r\n\r\nHis life has been a constant carousel of tragedy and disappointment, including his love life. Of course, applying the term “love” to Garth’s conquests is a gross misuse of the word. Some people were made to give and accept love, and others weren’t. Garth Black redefines the “others” category. He’s made a vow that the day he meets a woman who could sucker him into falling in love will be the day he runs away.\r\n\r\nGarth’s plan has one flaw. What happens when he’s already fallen hard for a girl before the warning signs and red flags go up? What happens when the love he’s avoided his entire life brings him to his knees? What happens when Garth Black lets the dirtiest four letter word he’s ever known into his dark, lonely life?\r\n\r\nThis cowboy’s about to find out he can control some things, and he can’t control others. Number one on the what he can’t control list?\r\n\r\nLove.

Occasionally I venture outside of the YA world, and generally that means you’ll find me with my nose – er, ears – buried in a cowboy romance! I know, I know, it’s an odd genre for someone like me (sitting on the DC Metro, I told Andye @ Reading Teen about this and her expression was one of bewilderment!). But, I just love cowboy romances. There is something supremely sexy about a guy in jeans, boots and a cowboy hat. YUM.\r\nSo when I needed to refresh my taste buds with some new adult romance, I turned to Finders Keepers on audio, which has been sitting in my Audible library for some time now. I probably picked it up during credit spending spree before cancelling my Audible account (can’t justify it when I listen so slowly), but I am so glad I did. It was cute and sweet, and Garth Black is one sexy mutha- I mean cowboy. He can mount me ANY TIME.\r\nFinders Keepers starts off with a bit of conflict, which I think it perfect for this novel, because the reader/listener is tossed right into the mix and story. Garth himself is a conflicted soul, who thinks he is unworthy of many things. Josie is a strong woman who knows what she wants and when she sets out to get it, there isn’t much stopping her.\r\nWhich is where my problem lies with this story. I saw where it was going, and not much happens. I wanted more to happen in it, I wanted Garth and Josie to struggle, but all of their real struggle seemed to happen off page, which was a disappointment to me.\r\nBut that aside, the interplay between them, as well as characters like Jesse and Rowen, Josie’s parents, and even the Mason brothers, were wonderful. Although the story mostly takes place in the bubble of Josie’s house, Williams did a good job bringing the town to life through her characters.\r\nLike I said before, I do wish that more had happened between Josie and Garth, because their relationship wasn’t a struggle at all (or at least not really), and in romances, I want the characters to suffer before they get their slice of happiness. But overall, a solid listen.\r\n

Narrator 4-1-1

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Now I remember why I purchased this! Zachary Webber! His voice is an eargasm. I loved his narration in MAYBE SOMEDAY, and wanted to find more of his work. Listeners won’t be disappointed.

three-stars
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Jennifer became addicted to books when she randomly picked up a Sweet Valley High book in grade school. She never looked back. After blowing through the SVH and SVU series faster than her parents could put them in her hands, she began perusing her stepfather's bookshelves and reading fantasy like Piers Anthony's Incarnations of Immortality series, which she still maintains is some of the best fantasy ever. She collects books like the Duggar family collects kids and began waiting for her Hogwarts letter at the tender age of 33.

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