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Published by Gallery Books, Simon and Schuster on September 15th 2015
Narrator: Shayna Thibodeaux, Steve West
Genres: Chick Lit, Erotica, Romance
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Source: Purchased audiobook
What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.
But what didn’t happen in Vegas seems to follow them everywhere.
Lola and Oliver like to congratulate themselves on having the good sense to not consummate their drunken Las Vegas wedding. If they’d doubled-down on that mistake, their Just Friends situation might not be half as great as it is now.
. . . Or so goes the official line.
In reality, Lola’s wanted Oliver since day one—and over time has only fallen harder for his sexy Aussie accent and easygoing ability to take her as she comes. More at home in her studio than in baring herself to people, Lola’s instinctive comfort around Oliver nearly seems too good to be true. So why ruin a good thing?
Even as geek girls fawn over him, Oliver can’t get his mind off what he didn’t do with Lola when he had the chance. He knows what he wants with her now . . . and it’s far outside the friend zone. When Lola’s graphic novel starts getting national acclaim—and is then fast-tracked for a major motion picture—Oliver steps up to be there for her whenever she needs him. After all, she’s not the kind of girl who likes all that attention, but maybe she’s the kind who’ll eventually like him.
Sometimes seeing what’s right in front of us takes a great leap of faith. And sometimes a dark wild night in Vegas isn’t just the end of a day, but the beginning of a bright new life . . .
Audiobook Review: 3,5 stars
Sometimes audiobooks make books better, other times not so much… This was the case of Dark Wild Night’s audio.
There were two narrators: Shayna Thibodeaux and Steve West, which was expected as this book has dual POV. Shayna did an great work in her performance. Her voice matches Lola’s personality and her secondary character’s inflections were very accurate. I loved listening to when Lola was all excited about her career and her relationship with Oliver. Also as the moments when she was doubting herself, Shayna transmitted Lola’s anxiety very well.
On the other hand, there was Steve. He was my problem in this audio. He is a great narrator, I’ve listened to him in other books, like Chasing River (read my review here) and I totally loved it. One of the things I like the most about him is his accent, and his ability to differentiate other characters’ personalities just with his voice. But none of that happened in this audio. He didn’t match Oliver’s personality, or his passion and love for Lola, and much less other characters’. Shayna did a better voice for Oliver than Steve did.
I still love the book, #Loliver’s story is amazing. But this audiobook didn’t do it for me.
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