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Too Complicated

The Lewis Cousins, Book 2
Narrated by: Anne James
Series: The Lewis Cousins, Book 2
Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins

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Summary

Reardon Lewis is a small-town lawyer in Cherry Springs, the place where he and his cousins grew up. With the body of a Viking and the heart of a geek, Reardon is loyal to his family and indispensable to his community. The only thing missing in his life is love, and it just so happens that the one woman he has always wanted but could never have has just moved to Cherry Springs.

Chloe Zahn is a successful businesswoman, a city girl, and a single mom. The last thing she ever planned to do was move to a small town, but that's the choice she's made to bring her son closer to his dad. The only problem? The Lewis family and the obvious disdain they have for her.

The more time Reardon and Chloe spend together, the harder it is to fight their growing feelings for each other. Things between them have always been too complicated, but Reardon knows this may be his last chance to win over the woman he's always dreamed of, complications be damned.

Too Complicated is the second in an all-new small-town romance series by Bethany Lopez. Follow the Lewis cousins as they learn about love and loss in Cherry Springs, the kind of place where there are festivals for every occasion and everyone knows your business.

©2017 Bethany Lopez (P)2017 Bethany Lopez

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  • Lynnz
  • 30-10-17

Another Great Lewis Story

I received this audiobook free for an honest review. I liked this book as well as the one before. It is a wholesome romance. Bethany Lopez does a great job of telling the story of the Lewis clan. Each one is a standalone and doesn't required previous knowledge. This story has a little bit of the previous story, but, it does not require the previous book to be read. The narrator, Anne James, does a great job with the characters and the tone of the story.

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  • Reggie
  • 24-10-17

Rear...the gentle viking...

We met Reardon in book 1 when he was assisting with Gabe's football camp, and then when Gabe found out that he was the father of Zoe's nephew. We discovered that Rear had his eye on Chloe, Zoe's sister, first but then she chose Gabe. As we get into Reardon's story, we learn that he has never really gotten over Chloe...she's his 'one that got away'. Now he's trying to decide if he should make his move or move on. Chloe has moved to Cherry Springs so that she and her son, Chris, could be close to his father and family...and her sister. She's helping Zoe plan her wedding to Gabe. She has the tingles for Reardon but is afraid of losing his friendship so she keeps acting as if she's not affected by him. Zoe keeps trying to set up Chloe w single guys and that sets off Rear. After much tiptoeing around each other, the pair finally decide to give a relationship a try...all should be well then, right? Not so much! No spoilers...read the book...you will not be disappointed!
I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review.

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  • Romance junkie
  • 24-09-20

4.5 Stars For Sweet Romance With Complications

Book 2 of the Lewis family...but you need to read/listen to book 1 to enjoy this book. A small community with a lot of attractive people, of course, and a family very close. Two sisters who become a part of the family, one easily and one who begins with a more difficult journey to be welcomed. A sweet, gorgeous nerdy lawyer fell more than a decade for a sister and we get to enjoy the obstacles that exist and some manufactured... Very well written in keeping the audience engaged, sighing at some of the sweet moments and crossing our fingers...also a preparation for the next Lewis to secure their love. Narration well done with pace, tempo, emotion and perfect voices. Looking forward to more of the Lewis family. I received a free audiobook for an honest and voluntary review.

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  • G C
  • 21-09-20

GOOD READ!

I enjoyed it! The narration was good and kept me entertained. The author did a good job with the character builds and plot. I look forward to reading the next book in this series! I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Lisa Osborn
  • 19-09-20

Convoluted beginnings

Bethany Lopez’s take on small town romance makes me wish I were one of her characters in real life! Chloe and Reardon’s relationship truly was complicated and required a lot of thought because of the intricacies of their family dynamics! Reardon was patient, understanding and chivalrous! Chloe was understandably self-conscious, resilient and loving! It was also great how accepting their family and friends were without interfering too much in their relationship! Also, with it being such a small town, it worked in their favor that there weren’t gossiping old biddies or jealous women or men to throw a wrench in their plans! Although Chloe and Reardon’s beginning is convoluted, their tangled relationship is cemented by unraveling the hard truths! Anne James is a new narrator to me and did a good job with her performance!

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  • Babyckz
  • 31-08-20

Chloe?

I didn't care for Chloe in the last book & I like her even less in this one.. She has a tendency to get drunk & jump the bones of A Lewis cousin & when she finds out she's pregnant it's all somebody elses fault. (his or peer pressure) Good choice in the type of men though. Athletic & smart. Her oldest son is going to need all the advantages he can get , because he will be in a fight, (peer pressure & all don't you know). to defend his sister/cousin. There was a little comment made about the situation by one of the older relatives. But then it was glossed over. If family think its weird just think of the fun other kids are gonna have off what their parents say about his mother & the situation, & no it's not right but that's the way it works.

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  • Sue
  • 27-08-20

the ICK factor was high

I'll start by saying I didn't listen/read to the first book, however, there was enough backstory in this one that made me feel like I didn't really miss much. I tried, I really did. I tried SO hard to get into this book but I have never, NEVER liked the whole sibling's ex trope. It's just gross. Oh yeah sure, I'll marry you, it's totally fine that you had your p**is inside my sister and even j**zed inside her making a baby. That on top of that poor kid having to navigate his half sibling/cousin on his dad's side, as well as potential half siblings/second cousins on his mother's side because oh yes, the two main characters about this book are this kid's mom and second cousin. How very incestuous. I could simply not get passed the ick factor of it all in order to actually enjoy this book. Sorry, just not for me.

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  • K
  • 16-11-19

Another winner in the series!

I first listened to book 4, prior to realizing this was a series, and was hooked! I couldn't wait to listen to the rest of the series, in order, although these books would be perfectly enjoyable as standalones as well. Even through the other books Reardon was my favorite, so I loved hearing about his story. I love how the author manages to even make nerdy look hot! :) I can't wait to hear the outcome of the rest of the Lewis cousins' love lives!! I love Bethany Lopez's writing style and how her mind works. Anne James did a great narration as well. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Peni A
  • 23-10-19

Recommended

A good second story in the Lewis Cousins series. Reardon is a kindhearted man who has a lot of the kid left in him. Chloe just moved to the small town, is or was until recently a single mother who is just now getting some time for herself. With Chloe also in the unique position of being the mother of Christopher, 8 years old, not telling Gage (Reardon's cousin & Christopher's dad) about his son. This all came out in the first story highlighting Gage & Zoey (Chloe's sister) Needless to say Reardon & Chloe's romance is complicated. Anne James did a good job narrating. There were times when a female inflection was used for the male voice but I got over it.

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  • Christine M
  • 10-09-19

Good small town romance

Reardon and Chloe's story was so sweet. I loved how these two nerds fell in love. I use that term with endearment. Reardon is a sexy nerd who I fell head over heals for. He has been in love with Chloe forever and when he gets his shot, he won't give up. Chloe is a single mom trying to establish herself in a new town. These two had their ups and downs, but I loved watching them find their way. A good small town romance story. The narrator did a good job. At times it was hard to distinguish male and female parts, but didn't detract from the story.