Much Ado About You by Samantha Young
Narrated by Imani Jade Powers
Standalone Contemporary Romance
I’ve enjoyed Samantha Young’s books for 10 years, but it’s been a while since I read her. Much Ado About You was just the kind of feel-good book I like to read, so it seemed like it would be the perfect book to get back into reading her work.
While I enjoyed it the entire time I listened, I have to admit, it was high on the cheese scale. It was a bit like a predictable Hallmark movie, but that’s OK, it was still a fun listen. Evie is 30. Her friends are all getting married and having babies, and she just got ghosted by another guy. She’s also just been passed over again for a promotion she deserved. It’s time for her to get out of Chicago for a bit and make a change.
Evie finds an ad to run a bookstore and live above it in a small town on the north coast of England for a month. She swears off all men (of course), and sets off to find herself. On her first day in this small, quaint English town, she meets Roane, the sexy, sweet, single farmer. But of course she’s sworn off men.
“Becoming friends with an English farmer was definitely a new experience. Who cared if he could grace the front cover of “The World’s Hottest Farmers” calendar?”
Evie got friendly with, and got involved in all the townspeople’s lives. In fact, she seemed to be the town savior, mending years-old rifts. Her and Roane were a little too good to be true. But I still listened to the whole thing with a smile on my face.
“Curse my luck!
I swear off men. I book a trip to England to find myself.
Instead I find a sexy English farmer who looked at me like he wanted to kiss my feet in thanks and then strip me naked to thank me some more.”
Though high on the predictability scale, I didn’t see a last twist that happened, so I was glad there was a little surprise.
- The Shakespeare themed bookstore.
- It’s any book lover’s dream vacation.
- I loved all the townspeople and secondary characters.
- I smiled the whole time.
- A little cheesy and predictable.
- I ended up really hating her best friend Greer.
- Though I loved reading about the townspeople, it took away from the time that should have been spent with the main couple, they seemed to fall for each other very fast with little page time together.
The narration was fabulous! There were so many accents and she nailed them all. I think the narration added to my enjoyment of Much Ado About You.
The Down & Dirty:
Much Ado About You by Samantha Young is a booklover’s fantasy romance. It was light, a little cheesy and predictable, but I still enjoyed listening to every word. Samantha did a fabulous job of transporting us to this little English town and falling for the townspeople and the bookstore. If you’re looking for a light and easy read that will keep you smiling, I think this would be a good choice.
Rating: 4 Stars, 3 Flame, 5 Narration
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