Author: Jennifer Peel
Narrator: Melissa Moran
Length: 6 hours 51 minutes
Series: My Not So Wicked Series, Book 1
Publisher: Jennifer Peel
Released: June 5, 2019
Genre: Romantic Comedy
“Wickedly charming, flirty, and clever. This is the ultimate friends to lovers story. I loved it!” (Becky Monson, number-one best-selling author of the Spinster series)
“You’ll want to crawl between the covers of this book and never leave.” (Whitney Dineen, number-one best-selling author of Relatively Normal)
Loveless is more than a name, it’s a curse.
I, Emma Loveless, have a destiny. It’s not the greatest of destinies, but when you have a name like Loveless, what can you do? I’m cursed to always be the friend, never the girlfriend. Unless you count my love affair with Duncan Hines, Dr. Pepper, and the ever-lovable Pillsbury Doughboy. They’ve seen me through it all, but a girl needs more than refined sugar to curl up to every night. It doesn’t help that I have a meddling, albeit wonderful, mother who can’t help playing matchmaker. Thanks to her, I can say I’ve been on a date with a felon. Now she swears she’s found the one for me, her new optometrist, Dr. Sawyer King. Meanwhile, I’m preparing for the inevitable restraining order. That is, until I meet the sexy doctor and have to admit my mother is right – love at first sight does exist.
Unfortunately, my last name means business. Not only do I find myself in the friend zone, but also the twilight zone. Only in my world would Mr. Right turn into my stepbrother. To top it off, he brings with him a wicked stepmother who will do anything to keep us apart. Despite all this my heart – or is that my mom? – keeps telling me Sawyer is the one. But what if true love isn’t strong enough to interfere with my destiny? It’ll be me and the Doughboy…for eternity.
Jennifer Peel is the award-winning bestselling author of the My Not So Wicked and More Than a Wife series, as well as several other contemporary romances. Though she lives and breathes writing, her first love is her family. She is the mother of three amazing kiddos and has recently added the title of mother-in-law, with the addition of two terrific sons-in-law. She’s been married to her best friend and partner in crime for a lot longer than seems possible. Some of her favorite things are late night talks, beach vacations, the mountains, pink bubble gum ice cream, tours of model homes, and Southern living. She can frequently be found with her laptop on, fingers typing away, indulging in chocolate milk, and writing out the stories that are constantly swirling through her head.
Melissa Moran is a former radio personality who has won both a CMA (Country Music Association) and ACM (Academy of Country Music) award for broadcasting. In addition to commercial voice-over work, theater, on-camera roles, and improvisational comedy, Melissa has narrated over 175 audiobooks in many different genres. Originally from Massachusetts, Melissa traded in her winter coat for flip flops and now resides in sunny Florida.
I’ll start with the narration. Melissa did a fabulous job with these characters! I felt like she really understood how to perfectly showcase their emotions and the scenes that Peel has written. Overall this was my favorite part of the novel. I give it a 5/5 stars.
Novel wise I enjoyed the pacing of the book until the end. I feel it was a little rushed with how it ended especially since it ended happily. If it’s going to be that crazy up until the end there needs to be a good amount of focus on how it turns ok. Peel has strong characters and made this an enjoyable experience. If you’re looking for something sexy but not too raunchy I recommend! 4.5/5 stars.
I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Jennifer Peel. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.
Jennifer Peel’s Songs that could be in the soundtrack for this book
- Can’t Fight This Feeling Anymore- Reo Speedwagon
- Rumor- Lee Brice
- Save the Best for Last – Vanessa Williams
- I Want You to Want Me – Letters to Cleo
- Something Just Like This – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
- Complicated – Carolyn Dawn Johnson
- Accidentally in Love- Counting Crows
- Yeah- Usher
- Wannabe- Spice Girls
- Love Walks In – Van Halen
Jennifer Peel’s Casting Picks
- Emma – Zooey Deschanel
- Sawyer- Adam Brody
- Jenna- Mila Kunis
- Brad- Ashton Kutcher
- Shelby – Blake Lively
- Dane Carrington – Dennis Quaid
- Josephine Carrington- Julia Roberts
- Macey & Marlowe – Karissa and Katie Strain
- Ashton – Jenner Brody
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