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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
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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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Mad about a great audio

Book 1 in the series. It’s a great listen that will have you glued to your earphones. This is a sweet romance that will make you feel great about yourself and the world. You know that love is out there . Shay works in the coffee shop in the small town , the coffee shop has everything with apples . Matt and Shay meet up and they get down and dirty . How will Shay feel the next day Krista performance was great. Her voice is strong, clear and smooth

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Small town second chance romance

Good story but for some reason it wasn’t holding my attention very well, maybe it was just me and not the story idk, I’m not even sure why. I liked the characters and the narration was good. I do recommend this book. Not a lot of angst, no cliffhanger, mild love scenes. 🎧Audiobook Obsession

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Second Chance Love At Its Best!

I loved Matts Grandparents, this is a great second chance story Matt and Shay are very relatable characters although Shay did get on my nerves at times. I can't wait to listen to more of this series. 🎧AudiobookObsession

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2nd chance at love

One never forgets their first love. Seventeen years later Matt and Shay run into another. She had a break in at her business. from that moment they reconnected. They were going strong until her mother interferes. they both let their past dictate their future. this was a new Author and ii rather enjoyed this story. the narrator was new and did a great job. 🎧audiobookobsession

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Sweet Story

Mad About Matt by Theresa Paolo is a sweet second chance and love story. The author wrote endearing characters with realistic emotions. I loved Matt's grandparents and thought they were the best. Matt and Shay were so lucky to get their second chance at finding happiness in this book. Krista Nicely did a good job performing the book. Thank you Audiobook Obsession for this review copy -- I really enjoyed it!

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Such a Sweet Story

I thought this was adorable. A nice second chance romance, with a great supporting cast. The grandparents were the absolute best. There were times I couldn't tell who was speaking, so there left some confusion. Overall, I really like this! 🎧AudiobookObsession🎧

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Happy

So happy they had a happy ending, Finally! It took me a while to get used to the narrator, but that is probably just me. The narration was good. 🎧AOR🎧

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Good second chance story and narration

This was a sweet, low angst second chance romance. Matt is the sheriff and Shay is a baker who had, years ago, left Matt to go chase her dreams in NYC. She’s back in the small town as a baker. Can Matt forgive her so that they can get their HEA? It’s a sweet book that kept my attention because most of the people, both the couple and the supporting cast, were so sweet and fun to follow. (Matt's grandparents were hilarious. Scenes with them and other supporting cast from the small town really added to the story.) Beyond the romance, there was a bit of intrigue- who is breaking into her bakery? ( I have to be honest that I was a bit aggravated with Shay's behavior in this instance.) Krista Nicely was a good narrator- there were moments when I wasn't sure who she was playing because there wasn't a lot of variation in her voice but overall, she did a good job with the emotion and pacing. I enjoyed her narration. I received this book from #AudiobookObsession, #AudiobookObsessionReviewer

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Mad About Matt

This is a sweet romance! Shay finds herself back in Red Maple Falls. A place she feels at home and like she can be herself away from her controlling mother. Her new bakery is doing great, until she has a break in. The sheriff sent to investigate is none other than her ex Matt. As time passes she and Matt rekindle their relationship only to have her mom monster interfere. Krista Nicely does a nice job on the narration. Thanks audiobook addiction for the recommendation.

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A light and enjoyable listen

This is the first time I have listened to Krista Nicely and I settled in very quickly. Her voice brought the characters and story to life. This is a light and enjoyable listen. The twists are intriguing. I enjoyed watching the characters and their relationships and how they built and changed over time Although there is one character I could happily slap! You'll have to listen to see who that is.

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  • tenisha
  • 13-05-20

Good Listen

Shay is back and bringing trouble with her. She left town years ago and took Matt's heart with her. She has opened a bakery that is being broken into and Matt comes to help.her out. They start a relationship, can they make it work this time or will her past come between them again. 🎧 Audiobook Obsession

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  • Jennifer Seaman
  • 26-02-20

Super sweet

This is a super quick, sweet read! Really enjoyed the journey in reading this book. Red Maple Falls is an adorable town with amazing people who all seem to know each other. Shay is back in the town where she spent all her summers and fell in love for the first time. She's opened a bakery and some trouble has caused her to come back in close contact with her former love. I really enjoyed both Matt and Shay. I felt like they did fit together really well. They had their sweet times and their rough times but they both were able to work through. I loved seeing their journey together. I also liked that there were other characters and other things in their lives besides just each other. I can't wait to read more of this series! Krista Nicely did a good job with this audiobook. Mostly her performance was really good. But I couldn't really tell much of a difference between the voices of the different characters. I had to go back and listen to a couple of segments to make sure that I knew what was going on. But overall, I enjoyed her performance.

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  • blue_river @AudiobookObsession
  • 13-12-19

Mad about Matt

A second chance romance that will make you swoon. I loved listening to this books and the obstacles that kept getting in the way of these two. A sweet romance to enjoy.

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  • S.L. Thompson
  • 03-12-19

The second time around

Mad About Matt is set in the small town of Red Maple Falls. Shay runs a bakery where she makes divine baked goods. Matt is the town sherif. Matt and Shay have history. As teens, they fell in love. Shay lived in NY with her parents, but spent her summers with her grandparents in Red Maples Falls. Those were her happy times, and where she and Matt fell in love. Unfortunately Shay’s mother is a snob.She is totally against the two of them being together. Shay leaves at the end of the summer, and Matt is devastated. They don’t see each other again for 17 years. They reconnect when Shay’s shop is broken into. It’s a tense meeting , they are uneasy with each other. Each harboring hurt, in Matt’s case, ,he’s done a stint in the army, Shay suffered through a betrayal by a man her mother convinced her to get engaged to. Matt and Shay’s problem? They have both internalized what happened to them. They manage to reconnect, but there are still secrets. I really liked this book! Get Mad About Matt to find out if he and Shay have a future, or are the things in their past too much to overcome? The pacing was good in the book. There was humor and angst. Krista Nicely Is a new narrator for me, and I enjoyed her. There are two more books in in this series, and I will be listening, because I want to revisit Red Maple Falls! I reviewed this as a member of Audiobook ObsessionReview Group.

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  • Trisha C.
  • 02-12-19

second chance HEA

Matt is the sheriff Red Maple Falls where he grew up. He is the oldest of six siblings. Shay would spend her summers there while growing up, but she lived in NYC. After 17 years ,Shay returned and made her dream come true, by opening the Sweet Dreams Bakery. Matt is worried that Shay is in danger after her bakery is broken into and trashed. Had trouble followed her from New York? Matt is determined to protect her. But Shay refuses to talk about her past in New York. Both Matt and Shay are still attracted to each other. they try to fight their feelings they still have after all these years. Will they get their second chance HEA? The other characters and grandparents added variety to the story. Krista Nicely is a good narrator. Her performance was entertaining and enjoyable to listen to. I 🎧AudiobookObsessionReviewer🎧

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 24-11-19

Fun Listen

This was the first book I've read/listened to by Theresa Paolo. I really enjoyed the read/listen. The author wrote well with great characters. I'm completely invested in them. The twist at the very end was GREAT!! This had a sweet HEA. I hope to see Matt and Shay again in future books. Krista Nicely is a wonderful narrator. Her voice is smooth and well suited for both female/male parts. I completely enjoyed her performance. I received this audiobook as an Audiobook Obsession Reviewer.

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  • Audiophile
  • 18-11-19

Feel Good Small Town Romance

I really enjoyed this second chance at love story. It was the narrator that I had a hard time in the beginning enjoying but we ended up finding a middle ground and pushing though to find the hidden gem underneath. This story deserves someone to love it.

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  • Shayay19
  • 13-11-19

Sweet second chance with a pinch of suspense

Shay and Matt had a love connection when they were teens, but didn't end things on the best of terms; Matt especially felt hurt. This book takes place about 17 years later. Shay has moved to Red Maple Falls and opened a bakery; Matt is the police chief in town, so he's on the job when Shay's security alarm goes off at her bakery. The two try to fight their attraction, but the connection is still there after all these years and won't be denied. Matt is worried that Shay is in danger, but she's being stubborn and keeping secrets. Shay is a bit too prickly at times, but it's good that she's finally standing up for herself and realizing that she can't let other people rule her life. I liked that she's tough, but she was being an idiot about her safety. Matt's a sweetheart; he was a little tough on Shay about their past, but I loved how he was there for her. I don't really get why it took so long for them to talk about the past and get back together; Shay has been back for a couple years (if I remembered correctly), so the connection would've felt deeper if they couldn't control themselves sooner; especially in a small town. The connection is still really sweet and they fit well together. Entertaining story with the troubles at the bakery and with Shay's mother; the mother leaves a lot to be desired. I'm looking forward to checking out the next books in the series; Matt has a lot of siblings, so it'll be fun to see each of them find their loves. I listened to the story on Audible. The narrator did a solid job; she didn't quite fit the story for me, but an enjoyable listen. AudiobookObsessionReviewer

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  • Bette
  • 12-11-19

Great Story & Narration🎧 Matt💘Shay! Sweet Romance!

This is a sweet second chance romance set in a small town. This is my first book by Theresa Paolo and it will not be my last. I enjoyed her writing style and the storylines and characters she created, which I found to be realistic and relatable. The characters were complex and well developed and I adored the two leads, Matt Hayes and Shay Michaels . Two people from different worlds met when they were younger and fell in love. Matt grew up in Red Maple Falls, a small town in New Hampshire, Shay used to spend her summers there when she fell in love with Matt, but it was not meant to be she returned back home to NYC and they did not keep in touch. Seventeen years later Shay flees her city life returns to the place she fell in love with when she was younger, Red Maple Falls, and opens a bakery, something she dreamed of doing. Matt is now the local sheriff and when her store gets broken into he responds and they meet again. This story is well plotted, there is never a dull moment, there is drama, a bit of angst, mystery, plenty of emotions all leading to a wonderful second chance romance. Theresa Paolo, thank you for this great story and emotional rollercoaster ride. I am looking forward to checking out more of your work. I listened to the Audible edition, Krista Nicely does a great job narrating and performing the voices for all the characters. She brings these characters and their story to life from the pages to your ears. She is an entertaining storyteller and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for this great listen🎧 Thank you @AudiobookObsession 🎧AudiobookObsessionReviewer

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  • 🎧Mandy🎧 Sawyer 🎧Audiobook 🎧Obsession🎧 Reviewer🎧
  • 19-10-19

Second chance romance

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