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Summary

A short Christmas romance to warm your heart this winter.

Lottie

I hate Christmas. The LED lights give me a headache. I can't sing. And I get sick. Every. Single. Year. 

This year is the worst. My nan is practically on her deathbed and has planned for the biggest Christmas party this world has ever seen. Everyone will be there. Lucas Green is invited. My childhood crush. The guy I've been stuck in the friend zone for years. 

This is my last chance to get him to notice me. But how do I stop looking like an idiot with all the Christmas cheese at every turn?

Lucas

It's the best time of the year. Business is booming. My cousin Ada is about to give birth any day now. The town is full of cheer. And Lottie is coming home for the holidays. 

This is it. The year I finally make a move. Otherwise, I think Ada will kill me.  

Problem is, every time I see her, my legs turn to jelly and I act like a total idiot. I need to woo her with lots of Christmas surprises. 

I mean, who doesn't love Christmas? Nothing can go wrong. 

An adorable Christmas story including all of the couples from the Love Me series. Laughter, tear-jerking moments, and swoon-worthy romance all wrapped up with a Christmas bow.

©2019 Laura Burton (P)2019 Laura Burton

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Feel good Christmas

Cute Christmas romance about a girl who dislikes the holiday traditions but this year someone is going to try and chance her mind.

Lottie has been in love with Lucas for years. He’s a little older and she never thought he’d think of her in that way.

Lucas was in a relationship with the wrong person and when it ended he realised what he wants.

This is a festive light hearted story. I listened to this as an audiobook. Over all the narrator was good. Some of her voices weren’t to my taste but her overall performance was good.

Lottie is a sweet main character. She isn’t perfect. She’s just a girl who hasn’t realised may be the one person she wants could be the right one for her.

ARC in exchange for an honest review. It’s a light hearted Christmas read. Love me, darling is part of a series however is perfectly fine as a standalone.

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Excellent Narration

Driving to and from work on gloomy grey Winter days was made thoroughly enjoyable by the excellent narration to this lovely book. I felt like was carried away on the story and the soothing voice was so familiar and expressive, it felt like being read to by a long known friend.

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A great story

A new experience for me listening to an audio book, really enjoyed the story and thought the narration was excellent.
Would certainly recommend.

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  • Ballet in AK
  • 25-05-20

So cute and so funny!

Story: 5 stars

I don't recommend this as a stand-alone, all the characters from the other books are in this book and it would be REALLY difficult to keep everyone straight if you hadn't read the other books first.

Now to the review: I was laughing out loud at some of the dialogue (inner and spoken) in this book! Both Lottie and Lucas are adorable! And, in true Laura Burton style, our intrepid hero and heroine keep getting plot twists thrown at them. This is a book I'll be listening to again!

Narration: 4.5 stars

Ms. Albers does a great job of expression, pacing, accents, etc. My one and only complaint, and I see her logic in recording it this way, is that Lucas' thoughts are in a deeper voice, but when he talks it's in a higher voice. I kind of wish she'd kept the lower voice for it all. But with so much inner dialogue going on with both characters, it was already difficult to know which thoughts were said aloud. I'd happily listen to Ms. Albers narrate again!

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  • Lina
  • 22-03-21

DNF


Lottie is not someone that I would really enjoy being around given her pessimist attitude around Christmas, and while the narrator tried her best, the voice for Lotties mom, was not very good.

Lottie also seems quite whiny for 23 years old, which most twenty-somethings have grown past, so that was another reason I ended up not finishing this book.





Disclamer: I received a free code from the author. All opinions are my own.

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  • Sharon Meier
  • 08-11-20

British Christmas fun

I was given a free copy of this Audiobook In exchange for an honest review. I enjoyed this British holiday romance. The book has alot of interesting characters and I it was a fun read.

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  • Pris
  • 27-07-20

Perfect for fans of the series...

Love Me, Darling by Laura Burton is the last/fourth book on her Love Me series, but can be read as a standalone once you get used to all the names thrown at the beginning. I liked getting to know Lottie and Lucas, especially with a character like hers, where, due to personal reasons, she isn't a fan of Christmas. Of course, it's fun getting to see her thrown into all the activities surrounding the season, and finding out there are perks to certain traditions, such as the kiss under the mistletoe. However, since this is a novella, things happened rather quickly for me, and even though this is supposed to be compensated by the fact that they've known each since forever, I never fully got that impression.

As for the narrator, I have to give her points for adding the explanations, gasps, sighs, and so on from the different characters, since most of those are usually only mentioned in the narration. However, I think I'd have loved this book more if the voices between Lottie and Lucas, as well as other characters, would have been more clearly differentiated; also, I found it a bit jarring that a character's voice could change so much.

Overall, I think this a sweet romance and great addition that fans of the series and of Ms. Burton's writing will love to get their hands on.~ 3.5 stars

PS: It'd really help if the male on the cover (either the old or new) would have blond hair, just as the description in the book.

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  • Jan M
  • 27-01-20

Feel Good Listen

Love Me Darling by Laura Burton is a sweet and clean love story. Lottie and Lucas have known each other for years. The characters are charming. Charlie Emmeline Albers has a very nice voice for this listen. She expresses the emotions fittingly.

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  • Lisa M
  • 22-01-20

Love me darling

This is a nice sweet and clean and charming romance Christmas story, where friends find sweet and true love with each other. It’s very well written and the narrator did a great job with the characters. I highly recommend this book if you want a nice quick read. Very nice.

I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Katie
  • 18-01-20

Darling

I enjoyed this charming story. The characters were well written and fun and the narrator was great.

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  • Naty
  • 10-01-20

Christmas magic

Lottie hates Christmas. His father left her and her mother on Christmas Eve. Can Lucas changer her mind? He is six years older than Lottie but has known her forever. Will they face their true feelings and find happiness and love in Christmas? Sweet audiobook I received a free copy of this audiobook and I volntarily review it

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  • MedMed
  • 09-01-20

A Sweet Christmas Story

I'm a big fan of Hallmark-esque stories and this one didn't disappoint. No surprises in this cute Christmas story. It's short so we get to the point rather quickly but it worked into my busy schedule nicely.

As for the narration, I will agree on what others have said about the alternating POV in the chapters and having a hard time distinguishing between the male and female.. I also wish there were some pauses in there. Everything kind of flowed together instead of having a natural rhythm. Charlie Emmeline Albers does have an adorable voice which reminded me somewhat of Glynis Johns so it was quite pleasant to listen to.

I was given this audiobook for an honest review.

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  • Terika32
  • 07-01-20

Sweet Sweet Romance

What a great book to add to the series. I truly loved this book. The characters and story line were beautiful. The narrator did an amazing job.