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Nothing Like Love

Narrated by: Emily Durante
Series: Almost Like Love, Book 2
Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
4.3 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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Simone Oliver prides herself on being a realist and a cynic. A brilliant set designer for a Manhattan theater company, she thrives in the background and is perfectly comfortable in jeans, Chuck Taylors, and a paint-smeared T-shirt. That is, until Zach Hammond, the award-winning (and sexy-as-hell) British director, turns the spotlight on her. He's clearly captivated by her and won't take no for an answer - but Simone is determined to maintain her position that love's not worth the risk.

A hopeless romantic who can quote Shakespeare on a whim, Zach has spent his life center stage, surrounded by world-famous actors and royalty. But nothing he's seen can compare to what Simone can create. Before long, he finds himself as mesmerized by her brash beauty as he is by her work, and he's determined to seduce her stubborn heart.

But while the two may have been successful at relegating romance to the wings in New York, when their production moves to a centuries-old Irish castle in County Clare, there may be just enough magic to give true love the curtain call it deserves.

©2016 Abigail Strom (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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I just couldn't finish this one...

I couldn't get past the lead males voice...for a hot young British actor/director, he sounded like a constipated snobby grandpa, a definite girl flop for a romance character

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  • Natasha Smith
  • 06-06-2016

Great, other than the weird attempt at a British accent

I picked this up via Kindle Unlimited after Strom's "Almost Like Love." It isn't a sequel, but picks up with a different couple where the other leaves off. I enjoyed the character development, the romance, the background of theater and Shakespeare, and the story as a whole. It's light and occasionally predictable, but it isn't one-dimensional, either. We come to understand Simone through her deepest fears and losses as well as her joys and wit.

My only complaint was with the narrator's awkward attempt at Zach's British accent. She pulls off a great Irish accent when the time comes, but I couldn't get over the stiffness of the way she voiced Zach. It wasn't quite irritating enough to switch to the text version, and once I got used to it I didn't mind too much - it's just difficult to be enamored with him when he sounds so silly.

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  • Heather
  • 20-11-2019

Slow start but worth the read in the end

Loved the book. It did have a slow start but didn’t disappoint once in the end. It made me laugh, get turned on and cry.

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  • An avid reader
  • 22-10-2018

Good book, bad narrator.

This is a prime example if how a bad narrator can ruin a good book.

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  • Tawni Winns
  • 05-11-2017

Cute

Cute quick read, would have liked steamier love scenes though. Wrapped up pretty quickly but I expected that.

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  • La Belle Moon
  • 20-10-2016

Not my favorite

My least favorite book I've "read" in a while. Loved the first one. Hoping the 3rd one will be better.

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  • Gale Ann
  • 24-07-2016

Warning! Narrator is HORRIBLE.

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I stopped listening a few times and read the Kindle version, then I steeled myself to finish listening so I could warn other readers about the bad job the narrator made of this book.

What other book might you compare Nothing Like Love to and why?

The story was fun, the people and places appealing and attractive. Author's other books are fun -- like this one -- a chick lit theme.

What didn’t you like about Emily Durante’s performance?

Not much. Her male voices were terrible. They sounded like they had colds and the hero's British accent was abysmal. Truly horrible.

What would have made this romance irresistible?

A narrator who could handle the hero's masculine British accent. He didn't sound anything like the hero the author described.

Any additional comments?

I won't bother with any other books narrated by Emily Durante. I'll read them instead. I don't care if they only have American accents. She can't carry off a male voice. I think she needs long term professional coaching and training before she attempts another.