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Date Night: The Book from Blue Christmas

Narrated by: John York
Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
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Summary

Fourteen-years of marriage, two-children - and Dan and Lauren were now on the rocks.

Date night, his mother-in-law suggested. Only problem was Dan would have to wing it, as he didn’t have a clue how to date his wife.

He wanted to ignite the spark back into their marriage; however, Lauren wasn’t as keen.

Lauren was devastated and confused by the sudden interest Dan was now showing her. Was he playing away from home? That would certainly account for the weird hours he’d been keeping at work.

Was Dan’s guilty conscience the reason he was now trying to get her into bed at every opportunity? Or was he just toying with her?

A new day was coming. Hopefully, Dan was ready for her. Because by the end of the week, her marriage would either be back on track or over and heading for the divorce courts.

Contains profanity, adult content, and also covers loss.

©2017 JF Holland Romance Writer (P)2018 JF Holland Romance Writer

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... nice

JF Holland is an author I turn to when I want to give my brain a break, when I want something just nice and easy to digest, she delivers here. The book from Blue Christmas gave me the impression that the story was linked to something else, but it works well as a stand alone, it's high steam but should contain a trigger warning for still birth.

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Great, feel good story

I was given a free copy of the audiobook version of this story in return for an honest review and here it is! This story is fantastic. It is about a couple who have been married for 14 years, suffered a loss and grown apart as a result. The husband decides to try to rekindle the spark in their relationship. The story had me laughing and crying at parts. The narrator told the story beautifully, though I did find the daughters voice a bit annoying 😂. I’ll definitely look out for more from this author. A great, feel-good listen.

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Emotional

I really enjoyed this, I found myself cheering the characters on, laughing out loud & crying too. This book has it all.

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Entertaining listen

This is my first JF Holland book and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a well written sensual read that made me both laugh and cry.
I found John York’s performance on point and very easy to listen to. I was fortunate to receive a credit for this book.

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good

after being married so long Dan doesn't know how to date his wife but tries to come up with the solution to renewing the spark in their lives enjoyed it had some steamy scenes great narration

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great book

Fourteen-years of marriage, two-children and were now on the rocks.
Date night, his mother-in-law suggested. Only problem was he would have to wing it, as he didn’t have a clue how to date his wife.
He wanted to ignite the spark back into their marriage; however, she wasn’t as keen.
great book make you think

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Emotional rollercoaster of a read

This book isn't my typical read but I'm glad i listened to it. I can imagine many couples could relate in some way to this story and that is what is so great about it, it feels like you are listening to one woman's diary. It is my first book by this author, my first audio book and i would completely recommend. Loved the narrator, he did an amazing job and made me stop and listen, made me laugh in places and feel like i was listening to a friend tell a story.

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Brilliant

This book is completely heart wrenching, funny and embarrassing (for the characters). I sat in my living room listening with a smile, a laugh and a cry. A very good read, with very good characters and an even better story line.

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  • Supriya Salunkhe
  • 17-03-20

A good romance novel,narration could be LOT better

The story begins with a troubled marriage that's on the verge of breaking and an oblivious husband.
It continues with how the husband (Dan) realizes the truth about his marriage and makes a plan on saving his marriage, to stop his wife- the love of his life- from leaving him with their 3 beautiful children.
The intimate scenes are written very well and feel very real. One can see that J.F. Holland has put in a lot of effort in the minute details.
This book speaks about a sensitive issue and the author has handled the situation very gracefully.

It was very easy to visualize and feel what was happening in the story, and I think that's rare.
You would definitely need a box of tissues during the end.

The only part I did not like about the book was the narration.
It was extremely cringy when John York tried to narrate as a little girl wherever the book demanded.

Other than that, I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes a good romance book.

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  • Jennifer Hawkins
  • 19-11-19

Excellent Fiction

I love this story, and it definitely carries you away to a place that does not exist. I wish it were as easy as this story makes it seem to repair a damaged relationship. Overall a good story and shows that couples do need to communicate and work out their issues together.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-11-19

Sad and sweet

Well written and the characters are well created. The story is good and gets to you. Funny at parts but very sad too.
This is not the day to day love story you know boy meets girl, fall in love beak up solve the problems and live happy ever after.
They are married but the marriage is crumpling. He is making effort to fix it. How it works out and why they are having problems you have to listen. just make sure you have some tissues near by when you get to the sad part.

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  • Doggiekylesmom
  • 31-10-19

Great book! Highly recommend it.

I received a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review. I thought it was great. I liked that it was a realistic portrayal of a marriage. it was funny, sad, sexy. It definitely made you go through all the ranges of emotions. This was my first book I've either heard or read by this author, but definitely not my last! - LHM

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  • Cindy
  • 03-10-19

Date Night

I decided to listen to this book because it was about a couple who have been happily married for many years but now their relationship is on the rocks. I thought they were just taking each other for granted but it turned out that there was another reason as well. Dan and Lauren were both likable and relatable characters, and it was an interesting storyline. John York did a good job bringing this story to life. I received this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review.

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  • Audio Crazed Mari 🎧🎧AudioBookObsessionReviewer🎧🎧
  • 15-06-19

Lauren and Dan, wow!

This story was a great listen. John York did a great job of bringing Lauren and Dan’s story to life. Great, heartwarming story about a married couple who’ve lost themselves.

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  • Michelle Cooper
  • 27-11-18

Heartbreakingly Beautiful

This was a beautifully written story that pulled me in. So relatable to real life tragedies that some couples experience. It’s a story of reconnecting and coming out stronger from the experiences after. A story of love and Family. I loved Dan, and I loved the love he had for Lauren, Rudy and Darcy. It was an emotional read for me.
This story was written by Laurie an Author who had included snippets of her relationship with Dane and there personal connection and chemistry. So well written. I loved John Yates as the narrator, he really brought the story to life for me. I haven’t read Blue Christmas but will have to so I can get the whole story.