Saturday, November 26, 2016

To Love Jason Thorn by Ella Maise (audiobook)


Title:  To Love Jason Thorn
Author: Ella Maise
My Rating: A-
Narrator: Lidia Dornet and Sebastion York

Genre: Contemporary Romance / New Adult
Series: #1
Main Characters: Jason and Olive
Release Date: April2016 (audiobook)
Publisher: Tantor Audio 
Links to Purchase
Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
Jason Thorn… My brother’s childhood friend.

Oh, how stupidly in love with that boy I was. He was the first boy that made me blush, my first official crush. Sounds beautiful so far, right? That excitement that bubbles up inside you, those famous butterflies you feel for the very first time—he was the reason for them all. But, you only get to live in that fairytale world until they crush your hopes and dreams and then stomp on your heart for good measure. And boy did he crush my little heart into pieces.

After the stomping part he became the boy I did my best to stay away from—and let me tell you, it was pretty hard to do when he slept in the room right across from mine.

When tragedy struck his family and they moved away, I was ready to forget he ever existed.

Now he is a movie star, the one who makes women of all ages go into a screaming frenzy, the one who makes everyone swoon with that dimpled smile of his. Do you think that’s dreamy? I certainly don’t think so. How about me coming face to face with him? Nope still not dreamy. Not when I can’t even manage to look him in the eye.

Me? I’m Olive, a new writer. Actually, I’m THE writer of the book that inspired the movie he is about to star in on the big screen. As of late, I am also referred to as the oh-so-very-lucky girl who is about to become the wife of Jason Thorn.

Maybe you’re thinking yet again that this is all so dreamy? Nope, nothing dreamy going on here. Not even close.
 


My Review:
Overall: 4.25
Performance: 4.75
Story: 4.0

This is one of those series. I read/listened to book #2 before this one...so I kind of knew how this one was going to turn out...but really, is there ever really any doubt in romance? But I also kind of liked the story line in book #2 better, but I have a feeling if I had listened to this one first, I would have rated it just a tiny bit higher, because it was really a good book...just not quite as good as book #2.

Jason was always best friends with Olive's much older brother...and she always had a mad crush on him until he suddenly moved away and disappeared from their lives. Shortly after that Hollywood discovered him and he's America's heartthrob now...at least he would be if he could keep his pants on long enough to not be America's latest scandal. 

Since he left her life, Olive has put all her emotion into writing. That resulted in her first book becoming a runaway bestseller with a movie option and everything. They want Jason to star in the movie and that throws the two of them back together again. But this time with a twist...he needs her to fix his soiled reputation. What better way to fix things than by a romance with his childhood friend. 

It's a sweet story and was a complete joy to listen to. I adore these two narrators and would happily listen to them all day long. This was one of those audios where I was making up things to do around the house simply so I could listen to the book longer. 

The backstory between the two was phenomenal and added a lot to their romance. They both have such individual and skewed views on how things were back then...and now. It was fun to watch the story evolve to the point where their views suddenly became meshed as one. 

This is definitely one of those books that I highly recommend if you enjoy contemporary romance/new adult romance at all. 

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