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Naomi Winters will be 40 soonish, and she’s only been with one man. One night. One time. Long ago. She believes everything happens for a reason, and the universe spoke about Nathan Ryder.

Nathan Ryder isn’t the same man who hightailed his bike out of Green Valley, 18 years ago. As a rule breaker, women are one area he acts a fool. Case in point, the local librarian. He can’t get a read on her, but she’s one risk he’s willing to take. Again.

What do an eccentric librarian and a sexy silver biker have in common? 

More than you think. The due date on their love might not be expired, after all.

Love in Due Time is a full-length, contemporary romantic comedy that can be listened to as a stand-alone, and is book one in the Green Valley Library series.

©2019, 2020 Smartypants Romance (P)2020 Smartypants Romance

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  • Laura
  • 28-04-2020

Female narrator deals death blow

I stumbled across L.B. Dunbar one day looking for my next book. As a woman in my forties, I loved listening to romance between couples who have a little more life experience than highschool or college.

With that said, this book was a disappointment. I just could not relate to this heroine constantly touting mother earth, the goddess, the power of three, and her Wiccan faith. It was almost its own character. There was also this "I'm stuck on you" mantra and once uttered aloud it was used over and over again by both characters in dialog AND inner monologues. I never want to hear that phrase again.

There was also a danger element to this book involving a kidnapping plot that I found just ridiculous. Unfortunately, it completely detracted from the poignantly sad and tragic past of the two main characters and their path towards forgiveness and healing.

With all of that said, the biggest problem with this book was with the narration. Let me first say my problem is only with Beth Tucker. Chris Brinkley narrates the chapters told from the hero's POV - a solid 4 star performance. Beth is a completely different story. I imagine she was chosen for her southern twang and mature voice. Her performance is not a performance at all. She reads in a monotone. There is little distinction between characters. Her pace is painfully slow. Honestly, I cheered when the POV switched to Nathan's character. Without Chris' narration, I never would have finished this book.

In the end, this book just wasn't credit worthy. I say that with a heavy heart because I have loved the other books I've listened to by this author and until she began using Ms. Tucker, the narration has always been great.

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  • C.Lee
  • 20-07-2020

Not the Green Valley I'm used to

This was a cute book - not the Winstons for sure - the male narration was great, the female narration wasn't my favorite

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-04-2021

Cringe.

If you can get by the female character’s narrator reading like you’re sitting in class taking turns then by the character herself being irritating then it’s ok

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-08-2021

Only made it to chapter 5

I can’t listen to Beth Tucker. She is awful. I hate that I wasted a credit on this.

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  • Kristina
  • 06-07-2021

Could Not Get Through This Book

I love Penny Reid and The Winstons. The books by Smartypants Romance are usually really good. I love Chris Brinkley and his narration is always on point and great. Beth Tucker was the reason I could not finish this book. Her narration was dry and monotone. No distinction between characters and I felt like someone was just reading and bored. The narrators are the ones that paint the picture with the author’s words. I want to read this book on my own. The only reason I rated this because I’m sure it’s probably good as a book and Chris Brinkley.

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  • Heather
  • 26-09-2021

awwwwww

love to see the growth of the characters. I love that they are in the green valley universe as well

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  • ReaderForLifeAndLove
  • 16-07-2021

Overall all good story

I liked the male narrator better but both did a fine job. Book was sweet, hot, & you didn’t see all the twists and turns of this dragon of a story.

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  • Amanda
  • 07-03-2021

Good but narrating missed the mark

Chris Brinkley is amazing. He could read the stock exchange and I would be hooked. But this female narrator left much to be desired. She was stiff, sounding like reading a book without any emotion. If It weren’t for Chris Brinkley I wouldn’t have stuck with it.
I’m so glad I was introduced to the Winston Brothers series first and I find myself listening to them again. It is nice to see little glimpses of them in these other books but it makes me miss them more! Lol

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  • Kathy Brandt
  • 23-02-2021

Beth Tucker shouldn't be reading out loud

Beth Tucker should stick with owners manuals or just not read anything for an audience. Her reading is pitchy, stilted, and dry. She essentially ruined this book for me. I couldn't make it past chapter 3 despite Chris Brinkley reading the make character.
I really like Chris Brinkley, he has an amazing way of connecting with his characters.

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  • Anonymous
  • 09-02-2021

I liked both characters

i liked that the characters were a little older and each had their own stories to share. Also I've read most off the original books in the "Pennyverse" and appreciated the tie-ins to those stories. I plan to keep listening to this series!

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