RRR: Audio: About That Kiss by Jill Shalvis @JillShalvis @KarenWhitereads @HarperAudio @OverDriveLibs

Posted March 3, 2018 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 3 Comments

RRR: Audio: About That Kiss by Jill Shalvis @JillShalvis   @KarenWhitereads   @HarperAudio  @OverDriveLibsAbout That Kiss by Jill Shalvis
Narrator: Karen White
Series: Heartbreaker Bay #5
Published by HarperAudio on January 23, 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Length: 9 hours, 26 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Library
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When love drives you crazy . . .

When sexy Joe Malone never calls after their explosive kiss, Kylie shoves him out of her mind. Until she needs a favor, and it’s a doozy. Something precious to her has been stolen and there’s only one person with unique finder-and-fixer skills that can help—Joe. It means swallowing her pride and somehow trying to avoid the temptation to throttle him—or seduce him.

the best thing to do . . .

No, Joe didn’t call after the kiss. He’s the fun time guy, not the forever guy. And Kylie, after all she’s been through, deserves a good man who will stay. But everything about Kylie makes it damned hard to focus, and though his brain knows what he has to do, his heart isn’t getting the memo.

… is enjoy the ride.

As Kylie and Joe go on the scavenger hunt of their lives, they discover surprising things about each other. Now, the best way for them to get over “that kiss” might just be to replace it with a hundred more.


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Everything Jill Shalvis writes is my favorite. The entire Heartbreaker Bay series is excellent.   About That Kiss had the sexy, the action  and definitely the humor.

Karen White was most enjoyable in this narration. I felt Kylie’s frustration at not being included and Joe’s total cluelessness as to having a relationship. She really does well with the male voices, better than one would expect.

Kylie was a little unexpected. I thought she could have been a bit more realistic about staying safe. Yes, she is smart and can take care of her self but there are some really bad people.  Joe really grew and transcended his badass, playboy loner life as he spent time with Kylie. I do think they could have managed to proceed with the investigation more logically and more quickly. Joe could have gotten more help from the team, even before the end, too.  Kylie and Joe had chemistry and experience with difficult families. I liked how the families were woven into the story.

It looks like we return to Heartbreaker Bay in September for a story with Joe’s sister, Molly. I can’t wait!

Giggle-worthy quote:

He turned and found his dad, indeed watching him in his wheelchair, in the doorway between the living room and kitchen, a shotgun across his legs, wearing only his underwear.  “Where are your pants?”

“I don’t like pants.”

“Well, no one does,” Joe said, passing him to head into the kitchen, “but we still have to wear them.”


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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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Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • 2018 Audiobook Challenge
  • 2018 Library-Love Challenge
  • 2018 New Release Challenge

Posted March 3, 2018 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 3 Comments

3 responses to “RRR: Audio: About That Kiss by Jill Shalvis

  1. So glad you’re enjoying this series! I love it, too. Have you tried her new series that started with Lost and Found Sisters? There will be a novella and a full length coming out this summer in the Wildstone books.