Audiobook review – My not so wicked step brother

Audiobook Blog Tour: My Not So Wicked Stepbrother by Jennifer Peel

Author: Jennifer Peel

Narrator: Melissa Moran

Length: 6 hours 51 minutes

Series: My Not So Wicked Series, Book 1

Publisher: Jennifer Peel

Released: June 5, 2019

Genre: Romantic Comedy

“Wickedly charming, flirty, and clever. This is the ultimate friends to lovers story. I loved it!” (Becky Monson, number-one best-selling author of the Spinster series)

“You’ll want to crawl between the covers of this book and never leave.” (Whitney Dineen, number-one best-selling author of Relatively Normal)

Loveless is more than a name, it’s a curse.

I, Emma Loveless, have a destiny. It’s not the greatest of destinies, but when you have a name like Loveless, what can you do? I’m cursed to always be the friend, never the girlfriend. Unless you count my love affair with Duncan Hines, Dr. Pepper, and the ever-lovable Pillsbury Doughboy. They’ve seen me through it all, but a girl needs more than refined sugar to curl up to every night. It doesn’t help that I have a meddling, albeit wonderful, mother who can’t help playing matchmaker. Thanks to her, I can say I’ve been on a date with a felon. Now she swears she’s found the one for me, her new optometrist, Dr. Sawyer King. Meanwhile, I’m preparing for the inevitable restraining order. That is, until I meet the sexy doctor and have to admit my mother is right – love at first sight does exist.

Unfortunately, my last name means business. Not only do I find myself in the friend zone, but also the twilight zone. Only in my world would Mr. Right turn into my stepbrother. To top it off, he brings with him a wicked stepmother who will do anything to keep us apart. Despite all this my heart – or is that my mom? – keeps telling me Sawyer is the one. But what if true love isn’t strong enough to interfere with my destiny? It’ll be me and the Doughboy…for eternity.

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Jennifer Peel is the award-winning bestselling author of the My Not So Wicked and More Than a Wife series, as well as several other contemporary romances. Though she lives and breathes writing, her first love is her family. She is the mother of three amazing kiddos and has recently added the title of mother-in-law, with the addition of two terrific sons-in-law. She’s been married to her best friend and partner in crime for a lot longer than seems possible. Some of her favorite things are late night talks, beach vacations, the mountains, pink bubble gum ice cream, tours of model homes, and Southern living. She can frequently be found with her laptop on, fingers typing away, indulging in chocolate milk, and writing out the stories that are constantly swirling through her head.

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Narrator Bio

Melissa Moran is a former radio personality who has won both a CMA (Country Music Association) and ACM (Academy of Country Music) award for broadcasting. In addition to commercial voice-over work, theater, on-camera roles, and improvisational comedy, Melissa has narrated over 175 audiobooks in many different genres. Originally from Massachusetts, Melissa traded in her winter coat for flip flops and now resides in sunny Florida.

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This is the first book I have ever listened to by Jennifer Peel. It was such an enjoyable experience. Jennifers writing style is very easy to get into. The book was very easy to follow except for the beginning. The jump between timelines I felt could’ve been a little bit more announced. Although you do you recover the fact that there’s a time jump maybe within the first couple of minutes of listening to the second chapter. The characters were very well developed. Emma was such an amazing character. I honestly don’t think I’ve ever related to a character as much as I related to Emma. Her love for all things sugar is definitely me. Her and I both have an obsession with pop up while hers is a Dr Pepper. Me and Dr Pepper used to date exclusively but unfortunately I had been cheating on him with Coke. I think Emma is definitely a character that is ultra realistic and it’s just somebody that you can connect to. The love interests is very adorable. This is a slow burn kind of a story. If you don’t like a slow burn on this book isn’t going to be for you but I found myself really anticipating the moment when these two really got together. Also, bonus there are twins in this book. If you know anything about me than you know I love twins.
This is the first book I’ve ever listened to Melissa Moran narrate and I thought that you did an amazing job. Her inflection was very good. The annunciation of the words you could understand exactly what she was saying. Her pace was a bit slow for my personal liking but I tend to think that of every narrator. Which is why I speed up the narration. With the sped up Maria friends I didn’t feel that her boys went into chipmunk range which is definitely something I look out for when I do you speed up my audiobooks. This book there were no accidents that I could hear specifically. So overall she did an amazing job and I am definite looking forward to listening to more of the box that she is narrated.

The overall sound quality for the book was amazing. The team did an amazing job. It was very seamless from chapter to chapter. There were no awkward pauses or any background interruption. It was a very professional produced book

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Jennifer Peel. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

Top 10 List

Jennifer Peel’s Songs that could be in the soundtrack for this book
  • Can’t Fight This Feeling Anymore- Reo Speedwagon
  • Rumor- Lee Brice
  • Save the Best for Last – Vanessa Williams
  • I Want You to Want Me – Letters to Cleo
  • Something Just Like This – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
  • Complicated – Carolyn Dawn Johnson
  • Accidentally in Love- Counting Crows
  • Yeah- Usher
  • Wannabe- Spice Girls
  • Love Walks In – Van Halen

Dream Cast

Jennifer Peel’s Casting Picks
  • Emma – Zooey Deschanel
  • Sawyer- Adam Brody
  • Jenna- Mila Kunis
  • Brad- Ashton Kutcher
  • Shelby – Blake Lively
  • Dane Carrington – Dennis Quaid
  • Josephine Carrington- Julia Roberts
  • Macey & Marlowe – Karissa and Katie Strain
  • Ashton – Jenner Brody

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