RRR: Audio: Holiday Wishes @JillShalvis @KarenWhitereads @HarperAudio @OverDriveLibs

Posted December 22, 2017 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 1 Comment

RRR: Audio: Holiday Wishes @JillShalvis   @KarenWhitereads   @HarperAudio  @OverDriveLibsHoliday Wishes by Jill Shalvis
Narrator: Karen White
Series: Heartbreaker Bay #4.5
on November 7, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Length: 2 hours, 28 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Library
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When Sean O’Riley shows up at the Hartford Bed & Breakfast for his older brother’s bachelor weekend, he’s just hoping to make it through the weekend. What he’s not expecting is to come face to face with the woman he lost his virginity to a decade ago—a woman he’s never really forgotten.

The last time Lotti Hartford saw Sean, she told him she loved him while he said nothing. Now, ten years later, she’s just looking for a good time. For once, she wants to be the wild and free one, and Sean – the good time guy – is the perfect candidate.

But as the weekend continues, Sean realizes that after a lifetime of being the hook-up king, he’s ready to find happily-ever-after, and he wants it with Lotti. But will she open her heart to him again? As Christmas sweeps through the little B&B, he can only hope love and magic are in the air.


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I reserved this at the library, first as an ebook, then the audiobook. I ended up purchasing the ebook as a deal but I still wanted to listen to the audio.

Holiday Wishes is the classic Jill Shalvis I need.  It’s hot and funny and sweet.  The entire Heartbreaker Bay series is excellent.

Karen White continues to be a great pairing with Jill Shalvis. I love the feelings they bring to me.

I liked getting to know Sean and his history better. He hasn’t been a large part of the series, even in his brother Finn’s book, , other than as an irritation. Here he was a regular guy in the group. It’s great to see the gang, at least in a brief mention. I would have liked just a bit more development of the rest of the friends, at least a few more brief scenes.  This has both holiday and wedding themes.


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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.

Rating Breakdown
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Narration (Audio)
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Posted December 22, 2017 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 1 Comment

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