Tuesday, June 04, 2019

AUDIO BOOK REVIEW: REPEAT by KYLIE SCOTT @KylieScottbooks NARRATED by ANDI ARDNT #SecondChance #Romance




Title: Repeat
Author(s):  Kylie Scott
Narrator(s)Andi Arndt
Publisher: Audible Studios
Source: Romance Package
Format: Audio Book
Release Date: January 7, 2019
Length :  6 hrs 47 mins
Speed 1.25x
Reading Challenges: 2019 Audio Book Challenge, 2019 New Release Challenge
Purchase:  AudibleAmazon





The premise for Repeat by Kylie Scott intrigued me, so when I discovered it was a part of the Audible Romance Package, I jumped at the chance to give it a listen. Well, I am glad I gave it a chance. This story hit all the spots. Engaging, sexy, unique and unputdownable.

Repeat tells the story of a young woman, Clementine Johns, who received a second chance at life and love. She has no memories of her past because of a brutal attack, which left her with retrograde amnesia. She sets out on a journey of tracing her past based on clues she uncovered during her recovery. Her journey led her to a tattoo shop where she encountered Ed Larsen, who was not happy to see her.  However, when he learnt of her attack, he set his feelings aside and made himself available to answer all her pressing questions.

Ed and Clementine’s’ relationship ended on a bad note. Since then he has been trying to come to terms with the breakup. Therefore, Clem’s sudden appearance with no knowledge of their history was a shock to his system. He had no interest in being friends, but the more time he spent in her company he realised he never stopped loving her.

I enjoyed getting to know Clem. The memory loss worked in her favour. Here she got a second chance to experience falling in love and discover her true self without the negativity, insecurities and jealousy that plagued her past.

The story was told solely from Clem’s POV, therefore; I was not privy to Ed’s thoughts as it relates to Clem not having memories of their relationship. I would have loved to know from his perspective the effect the breakup had on him.

I enjoyed the slow burn romance, which I found sweet and endearing.  I enjoyed learning of Ed’s reaction to what one may call the new and improved Clem. Outspoken, bolder, stronger, and more secure in herself.

Throughout the story, there were hints that the attack on Clem was not random and danger was imminent.  The suspense thread proved disappointing as I managed to figure out who attacked Clem and contributed to the sabotaging of her relationship with Ed.

The secondary characters brought humour and passion to the story and enjoyed getting to know them. I loved them all, especially Ed’s brother Leif, who was a wisecracking and lovable character.

Narration
This is my first time listening to Andi Arnt, and I thought she did an excellent job. Her tone and pacing are perfect for the story. She brought the characters alive and added to my enjoyment of the story.

Conclusion/Recommendation
Repeat is a story of second chances and rediscovery of oneself.   I recommend this story to readers who enjoy a slow burn second chance romance served with a side of suspense.


STORY



NARRATION




Repeat
From Audie Award winning, New York Times best-selling author Kylie Scott comes an irresistible new romance - available in audio first!

When a vicious attack leaves 25-year-old Clementine Johns with no memory, she's forced to start over. Now she has to figure out who she was and why she made the choices she did - which includes leaving the supposed love of her life, tattoo artist Ed Larsen, only a month before.

Ed can hardly believe it when his ex shows up at his tattoo parlor with no memory of their past, asking about the breakup that nearly destroyed him. The last thing he needs is more heartache, but he can't seem to let her go again.

Should they walk away for good, or does their love deserve a repeat performance?


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