One Good Thing by Wendy Wax | Audiobook Review

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

One Good Thing by Wendy Wax | Audiobook ReviewOne Good Thing by Wendy Wax
Also by this author: A Bella Flora Christmas
Series: Ten Beach Road #5
Also in this series: A Bella Flora Christmas
Narrator: Amy Rubinate
Length: 11 Hours 7 Minutes
Published by Penguin on 2017
Genres: Fiction, Romance, Contemporary, Contemporary Women
Pages: 432
Format: Audiobook, eARC
Source: Borrowed, Publisher
Buy on Amazon
ISBN: 9780451488619

From the USA Today bestselling author of Sunshine Beach, a story of four women trying to rebuild more than their lives...

Before you can fix it up, you might have to tear it down...

Embroiled in a battle to regain control of their renovation-turned-reality TV show, Do Over, Maddie, Avery, Nikki, and Kyra find themselves holding tight to the frayed ends of their friendship and relationships.

Maddie must face the realities of dating a rock star once again topping the charts and dealing with her hapless ex-husband, while Avery is caught up in family drama even as she attempts to transform a tiny cottage into a home for the newly impoverished heiress who helped bankroll their last renovation. Put on bedrest, a hugely pregnant Nikki can't quite believe love can last, or trust in her own maternal instinct. And Kyra, who has secretly put Bella Flora at risk in an attempt to salvage Do Over, must decide whether to accept a desperately needed bail out from her son's famous father that comes with far too many strings attached...

But friendship is made for times like these, to keep each other--and their dreams--from crumbling.

Why Did I Listen To One Good Thing by Wendy Wax?

One Good Thing by Wendy Wax has a cover that just screams summer what with the mason jar and all. Initially, that’s why I grabbed it off of Netgalley. However, I did not realize it was a part of a series. Also, it isn’t the kind of romance series where you can read every book as a standalone. In fact, the only other book I had read in this series was A Bella Flora Christmas which actually comes after. However, when I saw this on Scribd audiobooks, I thought this would be something I would really like via audio.

What’s The Story Here?

Well, Wendy Wax’s One Good Thing follows a couple of different storylines. There’s the storyline of Avery who doesn’t quite want to take the full leap in her relationship. There’s Kyra and Maddie – daughter and mother who tried to launch a TV show but failed. Also, there’s Bitsy whose husband stole all her money and ran away with a younger woman. And the other point of view character is Nikki who is pregnant with twins at the age of 47 if I am recalling correctly? Anyways, she’s not quite ready for the twins and she’s feeling all sorts of self conscious about her relationship. The storyline basically covers these plots but well, the story continues on in another book.

How Did I Like One Good Thing?

Eh, I don’t necessarily know that I will seek out more books in this series. After listening to the book and kind of jumbling up all the main characters – I realize I have preferences. It turns out that I prefer contemporary romance/women’s fiction books where there is one main character and not five main characters. It felt like the focus was ALL over the place. And consequently I didn’t care about any of the characters because I never got to spend enough time with any one character. Also, the book really does feel exactly like a middle book and nothing really actually gets resolved. At this point though, I just don’t care enough to find out how everything plays out for these women.

How’s The Narration?

The audiobook of One Good Thing is narrated by Amy Rubinate. It is 11 hours and 7 minutes long. Of course, each point of view character gets a different voice. However, that did not stop me from being confused between all the storylines. Yet, this was easy to listen to. Rubinate is fabulous narrator and I did actually pay attention the whole time. It’s just that I didn’t really care.

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April is in her 30s 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 toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.


  1. The cover grabbed me too. I have a horrible time of discovering a great looking book, only to find it is part of a series (particularly on Netgalley). I wish descriptions would clearly point that out and whether it can be read as a stand alone/out of order.

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