No Place Like You by Emma Douglas | Audiobook Review

I received this book for free from Publisher, Borrowed in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

No Place Like You by Emma Douglas | Audiobook ReviewNo Place Like You by Emma Douglas
Also by this author: Need You Now (Cloud Bay #1)
Series: Cloud Bay #3
Also in this series: Need You Now (Cloud Bay #1)
Narrator: Nina Alvamar
Length: 9 Hours 9 Minutes
Published by St. Martin's Press on December 5, 2017
Genres: Fiction, Romance, Contemporary, Small Town & Rural
Pages: 352
Format: Audiobook, eARC
Source: Publisher, Borrowed
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ISBN: 9781250111036
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In Emma Douglas' new novel, No Place Like You, home—the island village of Cloud Bay—is where the heart is. . . . .

Leah Santelli always knew that Zach Harper, son of a rock legend and her best friend’s brother, was painfully out of reach. Then, on the night of her eighteenth birthday, Leah shocked herself by asking for—and receiving—the gift she wanted: one night of passion with Zach before he left town to pursue his rock star dreams. Now, years later, Zach is back in Cloud Bay to record his first solo album. His return could also be Leah’s big chance to step up her own music career. But getting the producing credit she needs means spending long hours with Zach in the recording studio...and falling back into the habit of longing for him, for better or worse.

Zach used to believe that a man must put his past behind him. But coming back home for Cloud Bay’s famed music festival has allowed him to finally make amends with his family and, much to his surprise, reunite with Leah. He might have left her once but now it seems he can’t stay away. Trouble is, even though the heat between them burns hotter than ever, Leah has old wounds in need of healing before she can give Zach a real chance. Can he find a way to convince her that they can make more than just great music together—and that she’s the one that he wants for all time?

Why Did I Listen To No Place Like You?

No Place Like You by Emma Douglas appealed to me because I am a SUCKER. That’s right! So, I was sold on giving this book a shot because I was told that it is a small town romance. Then, I was told there’s a musician involved. And there’s some regrets. OF COURSE, I needed to give this book a chance. I went for it on audiobook because it was kind of short when you listen to it at 2x speed. Also, because it’s one of those outstanding books on my Netgalley queue and I am taking that queue pretty seriously these days. Also, I find following along with  contemporary romance audiobooks very easy to do.

What’s The Story Here?

No Place Like You  by Emma Douglas follows two people who have a history – Leah Santelli and Zach Harper. Leah had a crush on Zach, her best friend’s brother all through high school. The crush culminates in them hooking up at Leah’s graduation party, if I recall correctly. It doesn’t pan into anything more. Zach goes away to become a musician and a huge deal. Leah stays on Cloud Bay and becomes a producer. Zach then returns to Cloud Bay and the two begin to orbit each other as Leah helps Zach record. Of course, this is one of those second chance romances and I think we all know how it plays out.

How Did I Like No Place Like You?

So, I haven’t actually read any of the other books in the Cloud Bay series before. Although, my co-blogger Allison has read one. Anyways, I am kind of wondering now if that has factored into my enjoyment of this book. On the whole, No Place Like You is not my favorite. I did not really care all that much about the characters, or even about the setting. Like, I typically enjoy books about musicians too. However, this was not the book for me. Maybe that’s due to listening instead of reading? Who knows.

How’s The Narration?

The audiobook is narrated by Nina Alvamar. Ultimately, the narration is forgettable, much like a lot of this book. I will say that if contemporary romances are your wheelhouse, do not discount entirely based on what I am saying. Please know I am approaching this series from starting in the middle and am 100% a mood reader. I did find this book hard to pay attention to and hard to really care about in the end.

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April is 30 years old and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and baby, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

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