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5++ stars for One More Kiss: An Enemies-to-Lovers College Romance by @TaraSeptember #romance #audio
Title: One More Kiss: An Enemies-to-Lovers College Romance
Author: Tara September
Narrator: Hollie Jackson
Genre: New Adult Romance, Enemies-to-Lovers Romance
Step one: Kiss Cal again. Just one more kiss.
Step two: Kiss someone else to compare.
Step three: Permanently close the door on Cal Chase.
Once again, I bang on the connecting door to my dorm room, trying to be heard over the blaring music coming from the other side. My bestie should be living in that room, but no, she transferred to be with her boyfriend, and now I’m stuck sharing a wall with stupidly hot track star Cal Chase. My friends say I'm lucky, but his mere presence annoys me, along with his late-night music and the constant gaggle of giggly girls who visit. I’m the only one who can see right through that patented “Cal Charm”. He’s just another player, and I’m not game.
So, why the hell did I let him give me an out-of-this-world kiss under the stars the other night? It had to be the magic of the meteor shower. I can’t actually like him, right? I simply need to prove Cal’s stellar kiss was a fluke, and I know how to do it and in just three steps.
Should be easy, right?
Yeah, famous last words.
A meteor shower leads April to share an electrifying kiss with her annoying neighbor, Cal, yet all she craves is one more kiss. April wraps her comforter around her and follows her friends outside, in the middle of the night mind you, to watch a meteor shower. Her next-door neighbor and totally hot college track star, Cal, tags along. Oh goodie. Insert sarcasm here. His mere presence unnerves her, especially when she shares her warm comforter with him. Trading barbs is what she does with Cal but this time, it leads to a sizzling kiss. No one has ever kissed her like that, and it causes her perfect little life to unravel. All she can think about is Cal’s kiss and how she wants him to do it again and again. But he’s a total player, or is he? When he sets the record straight, April decides she needs to test a new theory. Will she discover a kiss is just a kiss or is it Cal’s kisses that melt her heart?
Narrator’s overall voice –
Hollie Jackson has an expressive voice with a great personality to it. She takes each character and creates the perfect voice for them. She annotates college-aged kids with ease. Thanks to Hollie, I got caught up in the story and listened to it in one sitting.
Does the narrator fit the characters?
Yes, she does. As I mentioned above, it takes talent to narrate for a college-aged audience. I loved the sparring between Cal and April.
Narrator’s reading style –
Hollie’s reading style is effortless, and I found it easy to get caught up in the story. I swear Hollie sounds just like I did when I was in college. Well done.
Narrator’s impact on reading experience –
Her interpretation of Tara September’s story is excellent, and I found myself laughing at April’s inner turmoil. Hollie even sighs as April does in the story. The way Hollie expresses the romantic tension between Cal and April is wonderful.
Narrator’s pacing –
The pacing is well done with plenty of romantic tension so the reader can follow along without getting lost.
Audiobook flow –
The audiobook flowed from start to finish with the right balance of humor, romance, and enemies-to-romance drama. I didn’t want to stop reading/listening.
What makes this audiobook unique –
I’m a huge new adult/college romance reader and this audiobook is one of the best audiobooks I’ve heard. It’s also short so it can be read in less than three hours.
Would I recommend this audiobook –
YES! I would recommend this to any reader looking for an enemies-to-lovers romance. Highly recommend!
My Rating: 5++ stars
Buy it Now:
Audible US https://www.audible.com/pd/One-More-Kiss-Audiobook/B09HCY9PXB
Audible CA https://www.audible.ca/pd/One-More-Kiss-Audiobook/B09HCYQZM6
Blogger and former PR executive for The Walt Disney Company, Tara holds a Master’s degree in journalism & communications from New York University and majored in English for her BA at Wheaton College, Massachusetts. For 16 years, Tara has penned a popular lifestyle, travel and parenting blog at TaraMetBlog.com.
An avid romance reader, she has been daydreaming about being an author since high school. Dozens of bad dates and adventures later, she still finds it impossible that she met her husband on a New York City subway. They now live in sunny Southwest Florida with identical twin boys and four cats underfoot/on her laptop/everywhere. Fueled by an IV of green tea, she's finally writing the happily ever after tales she's been dreaming about.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N