A reluctant groom and an impulsive one, Jason Manning is content with his life as a bachelor, a slob, and a sports fan. Then a precocious girl named Carrie Weston decides to play matchmaker, introducing him to her mother, Charlotte. To his relief, Charlotte is as averse to marriage as he is. But Jason's feelings start to change once he gets to know his
Bride on the Loose.
James Wilkens was almost a Manning groom - because he almost married one of the Manning sisters. With that broken engagement behind him, he spends New Year's Eve in Las Vegas...where he meets Summer Lawton. She's just suffered a painful betrayal, and James promises her that in a year, she'll be over it. To prove his point, he makes a date to meet her in Vegas Same Time, Next Year. Except it turns out to be more than a date - it's a wedding!
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Good, but enjoyed the second better. :)
The narrator did a wonderful job with the stories and various characters, especially in the second half. My one sticking point was that the voice of the daughter from the first book is almost identical to the heroine's voice in the second... threw me for a bit, but it suits both characters fine and Summer's voice seemed to grow into it's own later on, so it wasn't too disturbing.
Jason & Charlotte's story:
I really liked the beginning of this one. Later, it began to feel more rushed and the end seemed a little unrealistic-- even for the fairy-tale ending romances are known for. Kudos to Ms. Macomber taking on and carefully handling the topic of marital rape. She did a wonderful job with a tough topic.
James & Summer's story:
Of the two, this is by far my favorite and one that I have on my "regular listening" playlist. it turned out to be the much better story of the two. Starched-suit Judge James and Disney-princess actress Summer-- it's a fun-loving match-made-in-heaven. A quick listen that leaves you with that warm & fuzzy feeling. :)
I wish the two stories were sold seperately-- then I would highly recommend the second (5 stars) and the first would get an "okay" (3 stars) from me... as it is, I think it's a little pricey-- I expect to listen to my audiobooks more than once and haven't listened to the first story a second time yet.