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This novella is a gorgeous story of second chances, one that comes ten years later. THE ONLY ONE is
less of a rom-com feel, rather a contemporary read without as many witty quips and having recently read/listened to a number of Lauren Blakely's rom-cons, I enjoyed the change in pace.
The characters meet for a work deal unexpectedly after missing a planned meet ten years ago. I loved Gabriel, chef and restaurant owner, Spanish and all over nice guy. Penny was sweet but still nursing some hurt. I loved their build of interactions, connection and chemistry.
The book is narrated by two of my favourite narrators, Zachery Webber and Andi Arndt and they did a good job, however I do have a niggle. Gabriel was Spanish and described as having an accent, yet the male narrator was straight American. Then, when the female POV narrated male dialogue, she did it with a Spanish accent. This was rather disconcerting, but I went with the flow and still enjoyed it.
A copy of this audiobook was provided by the author in return for an honest review.
Reviewed for Jo&IsaLoveBooks Blog.
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Really great, quick listen by Lauren Blakely. Fantastic second-chance romance full of all the right feels and touches of humor that this author is known for. The story flows so well and doesn't feel rushed r like you're missing something despite being a novella. It just makes you want more because it's so good! Zachary Webber and Andi Arndt shine, as always, with their performances.
What can I say besides Lauren Blakely once again bringing sexy and delightful to us. Yes a shorter story but oh so swoon worthy. Can I just say I need me Gabriel. He will steal your heart from the moment you meet him. And so will Penny. Delightful from the first page to the last.
The narrating was wonderful and so well fitting for the characters.
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I love a good second chance story! With them already having a past I always feel like I don't need as much background to fall in love along with the characters. Gabriel and Penny have great chemistry which was very surprising for a novella because usually they are too short to really feel the connection. Lauren Blakely did a fantastic job of bringing this story to life with such a short amount of time to make us fall in love!
The narration is something that I need to say had some flaws for me. Don't get me wrong both narrators are excellent but they were not consistent in this audiobook. This is all about the accent, Zachary Webber didn't give Gabriel an accent but Andi Arndt did, it was a little distracting for me but didn't ruin the audiobook by any means!!
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