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5+ stars for At First Sight: Global Security Unlimited 1 (audiobook) by Sharon Michalove #romanticsuspense #bookreview #audiobookreview #mustlisten

Title: At First Sight: Global Security Unlimited 1

Author: Sharon Michalove

Voice Actors: Emma Wilder, Jason Clarke

Genre: Romantic Suspense


Book Blurb:


Twenty years ago, Cress Taylor and Max Grant were strangers in Oxford, England, but when their paths crossed, a spark was lit. Now, in the hustle of bustling Chicago, Cress is a successful novelist receiving mysterious threats, and Max is a former spy working for a global security company. When Max sees Cress in a TV interview, it ignites his curiosity. They soon find themselves tangled in an intense game of cat and mouse. As Max swoops in to protect Cress from anonymous threats, they must decide if they are willing to risk their hearts and take a chance on love. As threats escalate and Max's big Scottish family arrives in Chicago for Christmas, Cress and Max must learn to trust each other and overcome their fears to have a Happy New Year. If you enjoy the development of romantic love combined with a suspenseful thriller, you'll love At First Sight.


This book is a second-chance romance with mature couples; smart, resilient heroines; devastatingly adorable heroes; a contemporary urban vibe with a slow-burn fade to black.


Nominated in the suspense/thriller category for the 2022 InD’tale RONE Awards.


My Review:


Story Impressions –

As the threats mount, Cress and Max puts their hearts on the line while learning the power of love. At First Sight is a romantic suspense audiobook featuring an intelligent heroine with a penchant for stumbling and a sexy British ex-spy. The romance is second chance with a fair dose of suspense. The descriptive narration is immersive and allows the reader to dive into the story. The plot is equal parts romance and suspense. The twists and turns kept me riveted. At First Sight is one book I couldn’t stop listening to. If you’re looking for a romantic suspense audiobook that’ll grip you, download At First Sight today.


Narrators’ overall voice –Jason and Emma narrate this romantic suspense to perfection. Their voices are engaging yet don’t detract from the overall story.

Does the narrator fit the characters? Yes, the voice actors use their voices like instruments, differing them to fit the characters.

Narrator’s reading style –There’s an effortlessness to Jason and Emma’s style which makes listening to a breeze.


Narrator’s impact on reading experience –Jason and Emma make the characters come alive. Readers can enjoy listening to them and ponder this delightful romantic suspense.

Narrator’s pacing –The pacing is even and doesn’t detract the reader’s attention.

Audiobook flow –The audiobook flows well. I found myself listening late into the night.

What makes this audiobook unique –What I found so unique about this audiobook was the way Jason and Emma express emotion and ratcheted tension.

Would I recommend this audiobook –Yes, I would recommend it to any listener. You’ll be entertained for hours.


My Rating: 5+ stars


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Author Biography:


Sharon Michalove writes romantic suspense and traditional mystery as well as being a published historian. After growing up in suburban Chicago, she spent most of her life in a medium-sized university town, working as an academic professional as well as teaching history. She was married to a composer and frequently uses her knowledge of music, history, and food to enrich her novels.


Sharon moved back to Chicago in 2017 and started writing fiction seriously in 2018, publishing her first book in 2021. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and Chicago-North Romance Writers. Currently, she is president of the Sisters in Crime Chicagoland Chapter and an at-large board member of MWA Midwest. Her Global Security Unlimited series was a finalist for the 2024 Chanticleer International Book Award for Genre Series.


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Reviewed by: Nancy


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