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The cozy comforts of an English village bookstore open up a world of new possibilities for Evie Starling in this charming new romantic comedy from New York Times best-selling author Samantha Young.

At 33 years old, Evangeline Starling's life in Chicago is missing that special something. And when she's passed over for promotion at work, Evie realizes she needs to make a change. Some time away to regain perspective might be just the thing. In a burst of impulsivity, she plans a holiday in a quaint English village. The holiday package comes with a temporary position at Much Ado About Books, the bookstore located beneath her rental apartment. There's no better dream vacation for the bookish Evie, a life-long Shakespeare lover.

Not only is Evie swept up in running the delightful store as soon as she arrives, she's drawn into the lives, loves, and drama of the friendly villagers. Including Roane Robson, the charismatic and sexy farmer who tempts Evie every day with his friendly flirtations. Evie is determined to keep him at bay because a holiday romance can only end in heartbreak, right? But Evie can't deny their connection and longs to trust in her handsome farmer that their whirlwind romance could turn in to the forever kind of love.

©2021 Samantha Young (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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Story was good. Narrator terrible

The story was really a very cute, light read. I wish they had used different voice actors for the different characters. To be honest I found myself getting thoroughly annoyed with the cheesy accents and almost didn’t finish the book.

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I wish someone else had done the accents.

I wish someone else had done the accents and that it was narrated by 2 people. I couldn't finish the book because the accent became so annoying by chapter 5

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Love this book

Amazing book!! The narration was perfect! A must read ♥️ it will leave you daydreaming, laughing, crying, and cheering all at once! Amazing!!

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Loved it!!! Hooked

Finished it really quickly, loved every minute! Going to find more by this author today

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  • L R
  • 2021-05-02

Loved it!

I give this book 5 stars because the attraction between the characters was romantically steamy and built up perfectly. The bedroom scenes were intimate without being pornopraghic. The perfect balance for me! Lastly, the characters were flawed and likeable. I found myself wanting to know what happens with some of the secondary characters in the book too. Hopefully there will be a book about Carol next!

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  • daisylou
  • 2021-03-29

Ehhh... Not Her Best Work

The connection between the main character and her love interest was weak and unbelievable. Individually, several characters were well developed. The story was predictable but felt like it was lacking depth all around.

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  • Bonnie Jones
  • 2021-07-17

Head Over Heels…

I couldn’t put this down. The narrator, the story, the imagery. It was all beautiful. It made me laugh, cry, and it tugged at my heart strings. You won’t be disappointed.

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  • Special education
  • 2021-07-13

Good story and narration

I liked the back story of the main cha’s family in the United Staes. I truly enjoyed the excellent narration and the corresponding accents. The book was not too long or to short.

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  • Erin
  • 2021-05-15

No tension, dull plot, basic characters

I have a hard time believing the locals would actually like the nosy American tourist butting into their business. The MC seemed so obnoxious to me the whole time, inserting herself into everyone business, but at the same time refusing to deal with her own trust issues and her attraction to the love interest.

There was never any “will they, won’t they” in the story because her reasons for denying her feelings (not to mention stringing the guy along for more than half the book) always seemed so flimsy.

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  • forever listening
  • 2021-02-15

Roane is a keeper

Part of me wants to give 5 stars across the board, but I know that's too gracious. I did love the escape of this read. After all, what gal who has been unlucky at love wouldn't want to escape to England and find the love of her life without even trying? Imani mostly did a great job especially with the accents. Her voice for Roane was so loving and sexy and Caro so sweet, but I found Evie a little jarring. She inserts herself into the villagers lives ....all to good ends...but Imani's voicing of her made her seem more like a brash American than someone Roane could fall in love with at first sight. It was hard for me to suspend the disbelief on the match in truth. But in the end, because I so wanted Roane to get his HEA, I enjoyed the read. I do think Imani is very talented but I think it's more her voice for Evie that gave me issues than Samantha's writing.

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  • Angie Reed
  • 2021-02-10

Loved it!

Evie has sworn off men and decided to take a nice holiday in England renting a room and running a quaint bookstore in a small village is exactly what the doctor ordered meeting Rowan was not in the plan. Rowan is instantly taken with Evie after saving his dog now can you convince Evie to take a chance on him so amazing love this book read it!

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  • Danise Johnson
  • 2021-02-10

Cute

Samantha Young is my absolute favorite author. I liked this book and the chemistry is on point. It was more of a slow burn than i like, but another great book. Narration was awesome!

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  • whatcha.listening.to
  • 2021-02-08

Much Ado About You

Evie and Roane
Ahh how much I love Samantha Young’s stories they always make me swoon.
Evie is such a great character her wit and sense of self is something to admire. I enjoyed that she knew what she wanted maybe not right away but she does know what she likes and what she doesn’t and she has morals. She isn’t willing to bend on those.
I know Roane was hiding something I figured it was money. Just from the one night at the bar with Evie let herself be free and she opened up a little too much. I wasn’t expecting the flood that happened that was a little heartbreaking.
I really enjoyed this book and I hope we get the story of the fella who rented out the apartment.
The narration was fabulous. I liked that we get our accents and the American accent too. <3