Series: Misadventures #2
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: September 12, 2017
Format: Audiobook, Length: 5 hours and 55 minutes
Narrator: Jennifer Mack, Lance Greenfield
How I got it: From the library
Fresh off a divorce from a Hollywood hotshot, Madison Atwood needs an escape. With the paparazzi fresh on her heels and her love life splashed on every tabloid, she runs away to a swanky retreat in Northern California. Avalon Springs is the mountainside haven she needs to find herself again.
Luke Dawson lives off the grid, preferring solitude to society. When he finds a beautiful woman soaking in the hot springs on his property, he can’t stop himself from watching her. She captures his attention, but she’s just a city girl—a beautiful distraction disturbing the peace he’s settled here to find.
When Madison discovers Luke’s secluded cabin, he can’t turn her away again. They make no promises. Madison needs to feel wanted again, and Luke misses the touch of a woman. But when mother nature has other plans, they’re forced to spend more than a night of passion together. Can Luke say goodbye to the only woman who’s made him feeling anything in years, and can Madison leave behind the man who brought her back to life?
Confession: I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about Misadventures of a City Girl when I started it. I was a bit afraid it would be more sex scenes than actual character development and storyline. I couldn’t have been more wrong. This one surprised me quite a bit.
I’m a total sucker for a grumpy hero book and I love fish out of water reads, too. Misadventures of a City Girl was a great pairing of the two and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Both Madison and Luke were great characters, and more similar than I thought at first glance. They had crazy chemistry and the sexy times were smoking hot. Their connection went further than the bedroom, however, and I think I enjoyed that the most. I ended up with quite a few feels as a result of Luke’s backstory and growth, too.
I loved the female narrator. Jennifer Mack is a new-to-me narrator and I really liked her style. It did take some time for the male narrator, Lance Greenfield, to grow on me. His gruff voice definitely worked for the character, but it was a little off-putting to me at times, too. (Namely during the sex scenes, so it might’ve been more about the things he was saying and not HOW the narrator was saying it.)
Misadventures of a City Girl was my first Meredith Wild AND Chelle Bliss book, the first I borrowed from the library via Hoopla AND my first time listening to each of these narrators. That’s a lot of firsts for one book. Ha!
Have you read any of the Misadventures books?