Hi book friends! Today we’re going on a cruise with Don’t Start Now by Tara September. This was one of the best summery, feel-good romances I’ve read all year! After loving Tara’s previous books, I couldn’t wait to read this one. If flirty office romances are your cup of tea, this book will definitely satisfy!
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DON’T START NOW by Tara September
Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
Published: May 19, 2021 by Plus it Up
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 4 hrs 27 mins
Format Read: Audiobook
Buy It: Amazon
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Reviewed by: Megan
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (5/5 stars)
ABOUT THE BOOK
What can go wrong being stuck on a cruise ship with your ex and entering into a fake relationship with a sexy coworker? It might not be the Titanic, thank goodness but Eve Richard’s heart is sinking by the minute and love is definitely going down.
Pulitzer-prize-winning war journalist turned small-town newspaperman, Adam Seager, has given up a lot for his work, country, and family, but not this time. He knows what he wants, and it’s his coworker, Eve. Her smile is the brightest part of his day and a daily reminder that more adventures are yet to come. When they are both assigned a travel feature on board a new cruise ship, it’s the perfect opportunity to let his feelings set sail.
Eve will never date another coworker or writer again. Been there, done that. Time to pursue her own writing dreams, even if it means bunking with the infuriating and complicated Adam Seager. So what if the butterflies he sets off in her belly can rival the waves outside their cabin. She intends to keep things strictly professional … that is, as much as they can be while also pretending to be a couple. Their relationship might be fake, but the pull to get to know more of him is real. Her reporter’s gut says there is more to uncover than meets the eye. But what will happen when they are back on dry land?
>>> I received this audio eARC (digital advanced reader copy) as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Tara September. The gifting of this ebook did not affect my opinion of it. <<<
5 stars of an amazing story!
Adam and Even are perfect together. When they’re sent on a cruise as part of a travel feature, Adam decides it’s time to tell Eve how he feels. He wants to move from office teasing (remember your mom telling you as a kid that boys tease the girls they like?) to so much more!
The cruise ship is the perfect setting for Don’t Start Now and even the “clerical error” (or was it?) that puts Adam and Eve in the same cabin will have you turning the pages in eager anticipation. Even Hugh, the pompous jerk Eve used to date, was semi-enjoyable. The entire time, I was crossing my fingers that they would end up together. Overcome your obstacles and just be together, already!
Don’t Start Now is a wonderful, summery, feel-good romance by the author of Mine to Five (another office romance I absolutely adore). Needless to say, this is another one I immensely enjoyed. Tara September is a very skilled author, crafting characters you don’t want to let go.
Audiobook Narration by Hollie Jackson – 5 stars!
I’ve found another stellar narrator! Hollie brought both Adam and Eve to life in Don’t Start Now, giving them each their own vocal personalities. As the book switched perspectives, it was easy to stay with the story, instead of wondering who was speaking. We recently finished up Audiobook Month and I will be searching for more of Hollie’s narrations for next year’s Audio celebration in June.
Final Answer for Don’t Start Now?
If you’re looking for a fun, summery beach read, Don’t Start Now is it! Between expertly crafted characters and a narration that helps bring those characters to life, you’ll be drawn into Adam and Eve’s story right from the beginning.
Want more Don’t Start Now? Be sure to check out the other two tour stops today >>> I’m Super Booked! and 6 Feet Under Books.
About the Author – Tara September
Tara September is an award-winning … and losing, contemporary romance writer living in Southwest Florida. Tara is proud to be the world’s most okayest mom to clones (identical twin boys). When not writing out her daydreams, she blogs over at When Tara Met Blog @tarametblog, a lifestyle and parenting blog of 14 years.
Holding a master’s degree in journalism from NYU, she previously was the Corporate Communications Manager at WWE and PR Manager for The Walt Disney Company, Consumer Products.
About the Narrator – Hollie Jackson
Harnessing a childhood steeped in storytelling and a deep love of the written word, with over 600 titles (and growing) under her belt, Hollie always strives to bring a wide range of characters to vibrant, compelling life, allowing for total immersion in the story. She is currently on the rosters of multiple major publishers like Podium, Tantor, and ACX.