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I was hesitant to read Maid for Martin – only because I don’t typically read Romance novels, but I love this particular author’s innate Southern wit, and I’m a huge audiobook reader. When the opportunity to read the audiobook came, I dove in…wondering…
Within the first 20-30 minutes, I was intrigued. A couple of hours in, I wanted to thoroughly thwap the main characters across the head…which is my typical response to romance stories, but I was also already attached to the characters, especially the maid, Randi. I also really wanted to know how the author was going to resolve the central and side plots of the story.
Nicely done. …lots of gooshy, flirty scenarios and temptations for the romance readers, and plenty of conflicts and issues for the popular fiction fans. The author ties up the ending nicely while still leaving room to continue the primary love story and some pretty interesting side plots in a second book.
If you’re looking for steamy, graphic love scenes, you’ll need to look elsewhere. There’s nothing blatantly graphic in the novel, so it’s a pretty safe read for Christian and young readers. If you’re looking for a good, quality Lifetime/Hallmark movie-like novel, with Christian values (but not too too much preaching), Maid for Martin is an excellent choice.
About the Narration - The narrator is quite good. …definitely talented. The only issue with the audio production is the fairly frequent occurrence of audible breathy intakes. …could use some editing as sensitive audiophiles may be truly bothered by this, but most folks will overlook it once they get in to the story.
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If the ending wouldn't have told me this was Samantha's first romance book, I wouldn't have believed it! This in a complex, detailed, finely written book! It was engaging with a mysterious edge to it. It's labeled Christian. And even though faith is talked about, none of the main characters are believers, but they do say a few prayers out of lack of other resources! It's definitely clean though and a very interesting plot! I'm looking forward to the next audio book in the series!!
I received a free copy of the audio book in exchange for an honest review!
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