🎧 Stuck with You by Ali Hazelwood @EverSoAli @MegSylvan @BerkleyRomance @BerkleyPub @PRHAudio

Posted March 13, 2022 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 19 Comments

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🎧  Stuck with You by Ali Hazelwood @EverSoAli @MegSylvan @BerkleyRomance @BerkleyPub @PRHAudioStuck with You by Ali Hazelwood
Narrator: Meg Sylvan
Series: STEMinist Novellas #2
Published by Penguin Audio on March 5, 2022
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Length: 3 hours, 22 minutes
Format: Audiobook, eARC
Source: NetGalley, Publisher
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Logically, Sadie knows that civil engineers are supposed to build bridges. However, as a woman of STEM she also understands that variables can change, and when you are stuck for hours in a tiny New York elevator with the man who broke your heart, you earn the right to burn that brawny, blond bridge to the ground. Erik can apologize all he wants, but to quote her rebel leader—she’d just as soon kiss a Wookiee.

Not even the most sophisticated of Sadie’s superstitious rituals could have predicted such a disastrous reunion. But while she refuses to acknowledge the siren call of Erik’s steely forearms or the way his voice softens when he offers her his sweater, Sadie can’t help but wonder if there might be more layers to her cold-hearted nemesis than meet the eye. Maybe, possibly, even burned bridges can still be crossed….

I’m continuing with the STEMinist Novellas .  The audios are releasing before the ebooks by 3 months or so.  The audio is about half the length of a regular audio.  I did see the pages for this one listed as 312 in one place, which is a full book in my mind.

The first book, Under One Roof , was enjoyable but I thought it should be longer as I wanted more.   Now I guess I am more settled in the world,  and with the three friends Mara, Hannah and Sadie.  I felt more comfortable with the development now. We still had a past and present timeline, back and forth here.

I love the STEM career and the ecological mindset of these three friends.  In Stuck with You,  Sadie meets Erik and goes out with him and home with him the same day. It was a whirlwind of insta-love. Then it seems like he betrays her and she won’t talk to him and is upset for weeks.

Now they are stuck in the elevator of their building together so they have an opportunity to talk about why Sadie is so upset.  All three of these women seem a bit reactionary, perhaps because women get the short shrift too often in the Stem careers and women have to work harder for everything.  I really liked Erik.  I recommend this hot and hilarious romance.

 

Narration:

I don’t think I’ve listened to Meg Sylvan before.   I was comfortable with her voices for the main characters, Sadie and Erik.  Most of the vocals were for Sadie as it was her point of view. There were distinct voices for the characters. Her voice for Mara was a bit odd, very deep.  I listened at my usual 1.5x speed.

Listen to a clip:  HERE

About Ali Hazelwood

I’m Ali, and I write contemporary romcom novels about women in STEM and academia. I love cats, Nutella, and side ponytails. I’m also currently learning to crochet, so as you can tell I’m a super busy gal with an intense and exciting life!

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Posted March 13, 2022 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 19 Comments


19 responses to “🎧 Stuck with You by Ali Hazelwood

  1. Loved her full length book so I’ll get to these novellas eventually. I’ll have to borrow from the library since I don’t even see them available to request. I like the forced proximity troupe, and I’ve read one romance where they were stuck in an elevator, too. I’d probably freak out, but it was a great story.

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  2. Jen

    I enjoyed this one a bit more than the first. The back and forth in the timeline really built up tension and I loved how the two timelines played off one another. I’m looking forward to the next one!