RRR: Audio: Chasing Christmas Eve @JillShalvis @KarenWhitereads @HarperAudio @OverDriveLibs

Posted December 6, 2017 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 2 Comments

RRR: Audio: Chasing Christmas Eve @JillShalvis   @KarenWhitereads   @HarperAudio  @OverDriveLibsChasing Christmas Eve by Jill Shalvis
Narrator: Karen White
Series: Heartbreaker Bay #4
Published by HarperAudio on September 26, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Length: 9 hours, 18 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Library
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Meet cute...

Run for the hills—temporarily. That's Colbie Albright's plan when she flees New York for San Francisco. Wrangling her crazy family by day and writing a bestselling YA fantasy series by night has taken its toll. In short, Colbie's so over it that she's under it. She's also under the waters of a historic San Francisco fountain within an hour of arrival. Fortunately, the guy who fishes Colbie out has her looking forward to Christmas among strangers. But she's pretty sure Spencer Baldwin won't be a stranger for long.

Make merry...

Spence's commitment to hiding from the Ghosts of Relationships Past means he doesn't have to worry about the powerful—okay, crazy hot chemistry—he's got with Colbie. Just because she can laugh at anything, especially herself... just because she's gorgeous and a great listener just because she gets Spence immediately doesn't mean he won't be able to let Colbie go. Does it?

and hope for a miracle.

Now the clock's ticking for Colbie and Spence: Two weeks to cut loose. Two weeks to fall hard. Two weeks to figure out how to make this Christmas last a lifetime.


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A short review to update challenges


OMG! I love this so, so much. I laughed. I cried. This is the classic Jill Shalvis I need. The entire Heartbreaker Bay series is excellent.

Karen White did an amazing job with the narration here. She intoned Colbie’s uncertainty about her own worth, her exhaustion/ frustration at always being the adult.   The Shalvis / White combo gave me all the feels. They are a pair I know will satisfy me.

I really enjoyed the main characters, Colbie and Spence. In spite of them having money, they were authentic as people with their own problems and flaws. They also had strength and compassion for others, making them well-suited as a couple.


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About Karen White

Karen White is a classically trained actress who has been recording audio books since 1999 and has well over 150 books to her credit and is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA. Honored to be included inAudiofile’s Best Voices 2010 and 2011, she’s also an Audie Finalist and Best Audiobook of the Year winner for 2009, 2010 and 2011 (The Hemingses of Monticello by Annette Gordon Reed, Too Good to be True by Erin Arvedlund, and Everything That Rises Must Converge by Flannery O’Connor) and she has earned multiple Audiofile Earphones Awards, recently for and You Had Me at Woof by Julie Klam and Inside of a Dog by Alexandra Horowitz. Publishers Weekly says of Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick, “Karen White delivers a stunning reading, her character interpretations are confident and well-rounded, and she forges a strong bond with the audience.” Speaking of Audiobooks says of her, “Karen is one of my auto-buy narrators – if I think a book may interest me, her narration will sway me to give it a try.”

KAREN GREY is the pen name for award-winning narrator Karen White. A stage, screen and radio drama actor in Boston, New York and Los Angeles in the late 20th century, she started recording books in 1999. Now back in her home state of North Carolina, she shares a home with her family and (probably) too many pets, where she continues to narrate audiobooks as well as make up stories.

About Jill Shalvis

New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit her website for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

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Posted December 6, 2017 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 2 Comments

2 responses to “RRR: Audio: Chasing Christmas Eve

  1. Jen

    This was a very good one! I adore Jill’s stories and this is perfect for the holidays. I didn’t listen, but I’ve enjoyed the Jill/Karen combo in her Animal Magnetism series.

    • yes it is! This was just a really quick review since Jennifer already reviewed it at TBN so I slipped it in here for my challenges. And it is such a favorite author! A nerdy guy is a win!