Thank You for Listening

Avon. Aug. 2022. 432p. ISBN 9780063095564. pap. $15.99. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Whelan brings her experience with audiobook narration to her second novel, after My Oxford Year. Audiobook reader Sewanee Chester stopped narrating romance novels because she doesn’t believe in HEAs (Happily Ever After). As a favor to her boss, however, she’s moderating a panel at a Las Vegas romance convention. As a bonus, she’ll get to spend time with her best friend, actress Adaku Obi, who’s appearing on another panel at the convention. When Adaku is called away for a meeting, she encourages Sewanee, already dressed up for dinner, to take advantage of Adaku’s expense account and live it up. Sewanee, on the other hand, is planning to go back to the room and relax instead—until Nick sits down at her table and begins chatting her up. This delightful, heartwarming, romantic comedy is well-written and fast paced, pulling readers in and keeping them glued to the page. The characters are quirky, damaged, and lovable, with rich backstories and banter-filled, witty, dialogue. Emotional subplots surround the protagonists, keeping the plot grounded and realistic.
VERDICT Readers will thoroughly enjoy this peek behind the audiobook curtain and cheer for the inevitable HEA.
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