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Mad About Matt

A Red Maple Falls Novel, Book 1
Narrated by: Krista Nicely
Series: Red Maple Falls, Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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Summary

A hot cop and a sweet baker get a second chance at love in this small-town romance.

Seventeen years after Shay Michaels said goodbye to summers in Red Maple Falls and the only boy she ever truly loved, she's back and the proud owner of Sweet Dreams Bakery. Life is good until someone breaks into her shop, making her question if the life she left behind in New York followed her. 

As the local sheriff, Matt is keeping a close eye on the place and an even closer eye on the beautiful owner who refuses to take the break-in seriously. Two conflicting personalities that burn bright on their own become down right explosive when thrown together. But in order to move toward a future together, they will have to let go of their past and accept the mistakes they made. 

Welcome to Red Maple Falls, a small town filled with big personalities. Nestled in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, it is home to the Hayes siblings, three brothers and three sisters, all awaiting their happily-ever-after.
 

  • Book 1: Mad About Matt (Matt and Shay)
  • Book 2: Crushing on Kate (Kate and Caleb)
  • Book 3: Moments with Mason (Mason and Cassie)
  • Book 4: Catching Cooper (Cooper and Sarah)
  • Book 5: Hung Up on Hadley (Hadley and Sam)
  • Book 5.5: A Bride for Sam (Hadley and Sam)
  • Book 6: Dreaming of Daisy (Daisy and Nick)
  • Book 7: Marshall Family #1: Charmed by Chase (Chase and Bex) 
©2017 Theresa Paolo (P)2019 Theresa Paolo

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Really good

This book had all the things !!
First for me by this author and narrator but it won’t be the last.

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  • NRMc
  • Cayman Islands
  • 13-06-19

Madd about Matt

This was the first narration I've listened to by Krista Nicely. While I would probably not purposefully choose another narration by her, it was still a very good performance, I just personally did not feel the same connection (?!?! not sure if that would be the right word or sentiment) as I do to other narrators.

This is a small-town second chance story with a strong tug between romance and suspense. Shay is back in her hometown after years of being away and has opened a bakery. Matt is the local sheriff and more concerned for Shay's safety than Shay seems to be, but it's possible that problems from New York have followed Shay to Red Maple Falls. Overall there was a great storyline and the characters were both really strong and had great chemistry. There were a few times where there was some sexual talk that didn't quite fit in at the time, and I felt that the escalation of crimes was at a sociopath warp speed that lead into a very rushed ending.

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Light, sweet, second chance romance.

This was a light, sweet, second chance romance story. Enjoyable to listen too; narration was pleasant.
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Sweet

This is a sweet second chance romance with a great and funny HEA at the end. A great opening and introduction to this series, you will get hooked on the characters and want to learn more, I definitely did. Krista did a wonderful job in bringing the story to life.
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  • Angiee
  • Texas United States
  • 08-05-19

Good book

Second chances are always my favorite type of books. The story about Shay and Matt is a good one. There's some angst, suspense and romance. I felt that there was some things left unanswered, at least for me and the ending seemed a little rushed. but over all it's a good book

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Sweet

This was a sweet and enjoyable story. Matt was such a sweetheart ! A light read.
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Second chance romance

Overall I really enjoyed this second chance romance. I feel like we could really relate to the characters and thier story. I think the narrator did a nice job with this story and was enjoyable to listen too. If your looking for a nice relaxing listen this is for you!!
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Such a sweet romance

Lovely second chance romance. Lovely characters with a sweet storyline. Good vibes from supporting characters.

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Sweet second chance romance

Mad About Matt is a sweet, second chance romance. Shay comes to Red Maple Falls after being away for 17 years. She finds her old boyfriend the sheriff of town, and still the flame for him burns bright. But should she act on it? Matt keeps an eye on her from afar. When Shay's bakery is broken into, Matt comes in as the town law enforcement to check things out. From there, we get to see if their relationship will blossom. Will secrets kept cause keep them apart? Who is breaking into the bakery? Theresa Paolo weaves her story with love, frustration, hope and even a little suspense. We get to know a little about the town, meet Matt's brothers and begin to feel as part of the community. A fun story to listen to and enjoy.

This is my first narration by Krista Nicely and I enjoyed her performance. She has a good pace, and I found her voices easy to distinguish. I look forward to the next in this series and her continued portrayal of the people in Red Maple Falls.

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  • elizabeth rabe
  • 20-05-19

Sweet small town romance!

I am a complete sucker for a small town romance. This book had all of the makings for it. There was a little angst, town gossips, good family vibes, and of course love. There was a small mystery in there, and when it is figured out you get a small chuckle from it. This was a an easy listen that leaves you with a smile. I cannot wait to read about the rest of the siblings. #audiobookobsession

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  • Erin Lewis
  • 08-05-19

Loved Red Maple Falls

Both author Theresa Paola and narrator Krista Nicely are new to me.

I love stories about small towns and Red Maple Falls sounds like a great place to live. Shay Michaels left Red Maple Falls and her first love Matt Hayes, seventeen years ago with no plans to return. That is until she returns to town to open Sweet Dreams Bakery.

Matt, well aware that she has returned to town is now the local sheriff and has been keeping an eye on her and the bakery.

Neither Shay or Matt have ever forgotten the love they shared as teenagers. However if they are to take advantage of this second chance, then both will have to make peace with the past. The question is can they forgive the hurts of the past?

I loved the story that Ms. Paola wove, the characters were well developed and I fell hard and fast for Matt. His overwhelming instinct to protect Shay was heartwarming.

I didn’t really connect with the narrator, but that is just me, however the story was so good that I pushed through. I loved Matt’s family and cannot wait to read or listen to more. #AudiobookObsessionReviewer

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  • Melissa
  • 03-05-19

Story of 2nd Chance love!

This author did a great job writing about 2nd Chance love! From the beginning I was rooting for this couple to get back together. It’s a great story of finding that first true love all over again. There is suspense, and heat all throughout the book. It took me a few chapters to like the narrators voice. I thought overall she did a good job. #audioobsession

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  • Jennifer K.
  • 16-04-19

Second chance

New author and narrator for me. Enjoyed listening to this hot cop and sexy baker be drawn together and work out their issues to fall back in love.

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  • Drifter
  • 14-04-19

Great second chance!

Shay and Matt were lovers until an overbearing mother caused her to move over 900 miles away. Her mother then caused more damage to their relationship. Now many years later Shay moves back to escape a bad relationship. Shay now runs a bakery and Matt is the sheriff. They avoid each other until there is a break in at the bakery. This story contains fun bickering, Matt's loving family, a town drunk and his tractor, a wise grandmother, a love that was meant to be, and taking charge of one's life.

The narrator did an excellent job of making this a listening pleasure. I received this Audible book in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed this second chance story. The small town is filled with so many delightful characters that support and/or interact with Matt and Shay. I couldn't help but cheer for Matt and Shay.

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  • NovelMomma
  • 12-04-19

A Sweet Small-town Story

I really enjoyed this story! It was my first by Ms. Paolo, and I'm glad I dove in. It has a bit of everything - small town, second chance, romance, fun side characters, and a dash of suspense. Definitely something for everyone to love.

Matt and Shay were fun characters. From the very beginning, you could see they loved each other, but it was fun watching them find their way back together. I also really enjoyed the side characters! There were several people I would like to see more of as my interest is already peaked based on what I learned of them here.

The narration was also well done. It was an easy listen from beginning to end.

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