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It Seemed like a Good Idea at the Time, from best-selling author Kylie Scott, is a brand-new audiobook that will have listeners hooked.

Returning home for her father’s wedding was never going to be easy for Adele. If being sent away at 18 hadn’t been bad enough, the mess she left behind when she made a pass at her dad’s business partner sure was. 

Fifteen years older than her, Pete had been her crush for as long as she could remember. But she’d misread the situation - confusing friendliness for undying love. Awkward. Add her father to the misunderstanding, and Pete had been left with a broken nose and a business on the edge of ruin. The man had to be just as glad as everyone else when she left town. 

Seven years on, things are different. Adele is no longer a kid, but a fully grown adult more than capable of getting through the wedding and being polite. But all it takes is seeing him again to bring back all those old feelings. 

Sometimes first loves are the truest.

©2018 Kylie Scott (P)2018 Macmillan Audio

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Funny script and well narrated

Not often I read a book that both entertains with the way it is written and so well narrated. Andi Arndt is a fabulous narrator and this book particularly suits her.
Overall a most enjoyable distraction

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Sometimes good ideas aren’t the best ideas

This was a really sweet, slow burning love story. I bought this book based on the blurb provided, and because I love Andi’s narration. Imagine my delight, and horror, to slowly find out that the story was set in my home town and the surrounding towns that I now live in. So excited to listen to this, reliving my summer night out in Palmwoods, the smells, the stars, the heat. My horror was listening to an American narrator of an Australian story. It kind of spoiled the story for me. I know not every listener will be an Aussie, but it just left me a little sad, and that’s why I wasn’t fully committed to a 5 star review for performance. Andi was awesome & voiced Adele’s wit & sarcasm so well, she just didn’t have the right heritage.
I look forward to more of Kylie’s books, but I might read them instead of listening.

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Nice easy read

Great little story. Nothing epic but easy to listen to and had all the feel good bits. Female Narrator was brilliant as usual

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  • Listening is Reading
  • 08-08-2018

It Seemed like a Good Idea at the Time

First I enjoyed this book, I am not a huge fan of before and present but it worked well for this story.

My one downfall is it ended too soon, I feel like we could have gotten another 3 good chapters of what it is like for them in the now, and even the epilogue was only like a few months. So for me, that was sad. I wanted something more.

I enjoyed the age gap, I think it worked for this book I very much enjoyed the friendship in this book that is what I liked best.

I really don’t have anything profound to say, it was a good story and I already explained what I wanted more. So on to narration.

I am a fan of Kylie but I do wish she would find more narrators, I like Andi’s work don’t get me wrong but when she is the only one narrating all Kylie’s books they can start to all sound the same even when the story is different. I know this is probably an unpopular opinion but that’s ok.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 08-08-2018

It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

This was my first Kylie Scott book and I enjoyed it. I was a little frustrated with Peter at times, but he eventually got himself together. I loved Adele, as she was refreshing. Her humor and honesty are traits that are rarely seen in female characters.

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  • Happymomma
  • 08-08-2018

5 angsty stars!

Kylie Scott never disappoints and this book is no different! I loved everything about this story! I couldn’t put it down!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-08-2018

I love Kylie Scott. So what happened here?

Every other one of her novels have been entertaining and I have read or listened to them all. This was a HUGE disappointment. Nothing interesting happened here at all, ever.
I wouldn't be so disappointed if I didn't know that she could do better, but I do. Not one character in this book was even worth mentioning. It was just Blaaaaaaaa. Come on Ms. Scott we are counting on you and your edgier characters and plots. in a genre full of Blaaaaa and "I only made it t to page 10 again, before my
gag reflex set in" we need real storytellers, like you, to deliver!
That said, adding a Male narrator really amps up an audible experience.
Please forgive this rating, I truly love your writing gift. Please consider this tough love.

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  • Michelle E
  • 15-08-2018

It did seem like a good idea...but

Big Kylie Scott fan. Loved Stage Dive Series and TRUST was brilliant. Just waiting for the Dive Bar series to be finished before diving in (pun totally intended) so I was thrilled when "It seemed like a good idea at the time" was released as a standalone.

This story starts with 25 yr old Adele retuning to home to attend her father's wedding after a 7 year absence due to an unfortunate boobgate incident with Pete, her father's employee and her summer friend. Adele has to stay at Pete's house prior to the wedding which makes things awkward. The story switches between past and current to explain what happened between Adele and Pete and lead into what is going to happen. In true Kylie fashion, Adele's character is sassy and smart with a bit of snark and I loved her but unfortunately the story fell a bit flat and predictable for me. I struggled most with the 15 year age difference btwn Adele and Pete. Pete's friendship with Adele started in her teens and he seemed like more like an uncle to her. They are now 25 and 40 but it still didn't feel right to me.

If you are a Kylie Scott fan don't hesitate to listen. It is still Kylie Scott and the writing is solid and real. As always, Andi Arndt does a wonderful job bringing Kylie's words and characters to life.

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  • Misty
  • 13-08-2018

Forbidden Romance

Single POV told in first person, this story is a forbidden romance about a girl who falls in love with her dad’s best friend and business partner.

They have a history of him being such a great friend to her as she grew up, where her crush began. She makes a grand gesture when she turns 18 that is not taken very kindly which drives her to move away. 7 years later, she is back and emotions have not died.

I love forbidden romances and this one did not disappoint. Kylie Scott’s humor shines bright in this book and I found myself chuckling constantly. The female main character is hilarious and such a unique and quirky girl that just endears you to her so much. The male main character is broody and closed off, the combination of them together is a frequently told story but Kylie’s spin made it one of my favorites.

What I couldn’t understand is why it took place overseas but no one had an accent? How could that be? I don’t understand? While Andi did a great job narrating, I couldn’t get over the missing accent.

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  • Sherry Lynn
  • 11-08-2018

Good story!

I rarely write reviews, but I just love Kylie Scott books, I just like the way she writes and they way she builds the dialogue between characters. Love how they banter and tease each other. I liked the story and it was worth the credit.

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  • EnVee
  • 04-10-2018

Rocking the Cradle of Love

Great emotional story about a man befriending a teenage girl.Adelle falls in love with Pete,at 18 she decides it’s time to show him she’s all grown up and to let him know how she feels.Causing a big scandal and more trouble than she bargained for,Adelle leaves to attend college to come back 7 years later finding that her feelings never went away.Now she’s 25,a woman,Pete notices too,sexual tension and mistrust explodes into a night of angry sex between the two.Knowing what she wants ,waiting for Pete to figure out what HE wants,the relationship is a bit rocky but with time,understanding friends and family,they get their act together and make things work.

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  • Marie
  • 18-09-2018

Others

Searching for a book to listen to can be hard. You don't want to make the wrong choice. I've made them in the past. I read reviews on books before I get one. I don't like going into something with out some type of heads up. be it good or bad. This one was a good choice. I can understand where everyone was coming from in this book. Wasn't disappointed in the least.

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  • Denise
  • 07-09-2018

It Seemed Like A Good Idea..... 4.5 stars

This book was a good book, not stellar, but good. I am a die hard Scott fan, and I have enjoyed her writing style for years now. What I find refreshing about her writing style is that a reader can laugh at situations that were otherwise uncomfortable. Her sarcasm and humor absolutely shine in her heroines. The reason I did not a give five star rating is because I found Peter, weak and at times, loathsome. Liking or disliking the man of interest is subjective, therefore the one star down grade. This was a good forbidden love story. The characters were well developed and believable. Scott's humor and sarcastic wit shine through. This book is worthy even though (in my humble opinion) it's not among her best work.

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  • Book addict
  • 17-08-2018

Enjoyed it

Enjoyed listening to this. Probably not one that will stick with me in my memory, but worth a credit.