Adam is a local police officer who has never been interested in finding romance or love. He spent the last ten years raising his kid sister after their parents were killed by a drunk driver. When his seemingly quiet morning patrol takes a deadly turn, Adam starts to think about life and love a little differently. He sets his sights on the beautiful yet guarded Amanda. Can his fire burn deep enough to unlock her innocent heart?
©2014 Melanie James (P)2014 Melanie James
Perfect for my bath time and I listened to this in one sitting - although I did have to top the hot water up a couple of times!!
It had all the elements of humour and emotion we've come to expect from Melanie James ... and lest we forget of course the steamy passion!!
Adam, a dreamy alpha police officer with an adorably sweet disposition and Amanda, a lonely nurse who's no pushover despite her shyness - good ingredients which make up the recipe for a delightful story with a happy ending.
Well written and well narrated by Bailey, I would not hesitate to purchase other audio books by Melanie James in the future.
Melanie James is definitely an Author to look out for ...... I think there may possibly be another book to follow on from this relating Jenny & Jake's story!!
Result - I was thoroughly entertained!! I had a wonderful long soak and due to it being an audio book, no Kindles or Paperbacks were drowned this time!! This is what I call a win - win!!
This was such a tender and sweet short story. It shows you how when you're ready and find the right person love happens. This story was not just sweet, but also very sexy! I can't wait to read the next story.
"Great love story"
What a magnificent story of love! A story of love that most women would envy! Characters are relatable and easy to like! Great job Melanie!
"Love At First Touch"
The narrator was amazing! She kept me wanting to listen even when the characters annoyed me :)
I loved the way family was so important to both of them :)
Amanda annoyed me a few times pretty bad but that's probably a personal issue with her type of character lol
Bailey Varness breathes life into this novella in unexpected ways. Her incredible performance makes you stick with the characters even when you want to throttle them :) I believe I wouldn't have finished this book if I had been reading it because of my intense dislike of one of the characters but I am glad her narration made me stick with it! It was a very good story in the end and I can't wait to listen to the next one :)
The lunch date was funny. Especially as everyone was conspiring to make it happen.
This series must be listened to (or read) in order. This is the first book. I can't wait to listen to A Deadly Obsession!
Amanda has always been the type.of person to keep to herself. She took care of her parents growing up because of sever illnesses. Noone understood her devotion to them which left her pretty much friendless and alone. Not that she had time for socializing in the first place! After her her father died when she was 13 her mother developed cancer. When her mother died she decided to go into nursing because helping people who were sick had become a calling. Between her work and her extended family she feels.as though her life is full enough. She is content until she has Adam (an injured police officer too attractive for his own good) as a patient. Why does he intrigue her so? Why does him calling her Angel melt her heart? Can he be worth the danger of getting involved and opening her heart?
Adam has had to put his own life on hold to raise his baby sister. How parents were killed by a drunk driver when she was only 12. He didn't want to expose her to anymore heartache while she was growing up so he subsisted with one night stands and kept all of that private. She was never exposed to a woman he had been with. Besides he had never met a woman he would risk everything for... One he wanted to marry. When he wakes in a drug addled haze he is immediately smitten with Amanda. Can she be the one he is meant to spend the rest of his life with? Does he stand a chance at winning her? Will he finally have a reason to celebrate Valentine's Day?
***This series is suitable for adult listeners (or readers) who enjoy chiclitish contemporary romances with a mild taboo and a sweet old fashioned hero who still brings a lot of steam to the love scenes leading to a HEA :)
"Great Start to a Fabulously Steamy Series"
A Valentine's Surprise (Seasons of Love #1)
Written by: Melanie James
Narrated by: Bailey Varness
Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
I really enjoy Loving this series. The characters are not only believable, they are Lovable, personable, and well depicted. The narrator did an excellent job vocalizing the character's voices and reading.
The world building is consistent and picturesque, right down to the core. Steamy sensual scenes, realistic, humorous banter among the main characters kept me engaged as the story beautifully progressed.
Miss James is a talented word smith and I most definitely will be following her stories whether they are printed, digital, or audio.
This is a wonderful story that is to follow... I don't use spoilers in my reviews because they can ruin a listener or reader's experience.
I recommend this series to the 18+ reader/listener who enjoy a solid plot and HOT characters.
I was gifted an audio copy of n this installment for review purposes only. No remuneration was involved.
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"solo road trip? pass the time"
The narrator did a great job with voices.
Short, sweet, well written.
I definitely would.
This would be great for a solo road trip or maybe a plane ride. It has clear narration and a fast paced story.
I absolutely loved reading this book. I didn't think it could possibly get any better, but listening to it in audio proved me wrong. The narrator did a great job bringing the characters to life. If you're debating on purchasing the audio book, just buy it. You won't regret it.
I wouldn't know I haven't read the print version yet.
was all my favorite characters
it was a great listen
"What a great surprise!"
AVS is a great love story. Amanda is too busy with her career and never even thinks about dating. Adam dates but nothing has ever been more than a one night stand for him. Then fate brings these two together. Adam knows from the moment he see's her that she is the one but will he be able to convince Amanda?
This is a great quick listen. I loved the characters and felt everything they experienced. Ms James has quite a way with words. This story was engaging and enjoyable. I would recommend this to anyone who likes a love story with a HEA. I look forward to listening to more audio books from this author.
I loved the story when I read the book. It was different having it read to me but I really enjoyed it.
The best thing about this book is all the family and love in it. Such a sweet love story.
No I haven't. This is the first time. She did a wonderful job!
Yes! I had a hard time turning it off.
"I love happy endings!"
Yes, I would listen to this again. I love the sweetness of the story, and of course, the happy ending.
I love how Adam made the effort to make Valetine's Day so special for Amanda.
One of my favorite parts is the sponge bath.
This is a good, fun & light story. Very entertianing to listen to.
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