L-L-L-Little Reviews #38: First Non-Tour Audiobooks of 2022

Posted January 22, 2022 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 0 Comments

I’ve got a few days this month where no posts are planned, so I thought I’d try to keep up with my reviews as much as possible!

I Wanna Text You Up (Texting #2) by Teagan Hunter:
L-L-L-Little Reviews #38: First Non-Tour Audiobooks of 2022I Wanna Text You Up by Teagan Hunter
Series: Texting #2
Narrator: Emma Wilder
Published by Tantor Audio on October 2, 2018
Genres: Adult Bully Romance, Adult Contemporary Romance, Adult Romance, Adult Romantic Comedy
Length: 06:18
Source: Publisher, Purchased
Format: ARC, Audiobook
My Rating: five-stars
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Listening Length: 6 hours and 18 minutes
When I put up a
poster, he was the last person on earth I thought would respond.
He was also the last person on earth I'd agree to let live with me...on purpose.
But, here we are⁠—roommates. I'm certain we can coexist without it being awkward, and I'm determined to make it work. There will be no sexual tension building with each accidental touch, no flutters when he wears that stupid backward baseball cap, and definitely no flirting when we text back and forth.
Caleb Mills can't be the guy for me. He's my best friend's ex-boyfriend.
And that would be wrong...right?

My Review:

Once again I am adoring this series by this author. This time the main characters are Delia’s roommate Zoe from Let’s Get Textual and Delia’s ex-boyfriend Caleb Miller. I loved their back and forth banter before they knew who the other was. And then once they had moved in together, it just got even more fun! I love how the author had Zoe’s mom reading a book by another of my favorite authors, Sara Ney. There were parts that made me hungry, like the pancake/waffle breakfast toward the end. Then there were parts that made me think I should give up my own writing because I’ll never be this good. And finally, once again, I was made to realize that my standards of talking to guys through online apps might be set too high for any real guy to meet. A fun series, and I’ve got the third one now ready for when I have time to listen!

Boy in Luv (In Luv Duet #2) by Jay Crownover and Rebecca Yarros
L-L-L-Little Reviews #38: First Non-Tour Audiobooks of 2022Boy in Luv by Jay Crownover, Rebecca Yarros
Series: In Luv Duet #2
Narrator: Sofia Willingham, J.F. Harding
Published by Tantor Audio on October 27, 2020
Genres: Adult Contemporary Romance
Length: 05:03
Source: Purchased
Format: Audiobook
My Rating: three-half-stars
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Distance sure as hell made his heart grow fonder… But it shattered hers into a million pieces.
Langley Vaughn knows she's never going to make the same mistake again.
Who falls head over heels in love in a week? Langley did, and she's regretted it every day since she handed her heart to a boy with too many secrets and too much baggage. Iker doesn't fit into Langley's world, and he made it clear he doesn't want to. He left before she even got a chance to try and change his mind or to prove to him how good they could be together. Langley's spent the last nine months healing her heart and making big plans for the future. Plans that absolutely don't include Iker… even though he's back, looking better than ever, and saying all the right things.
Iker Alvarez knows he made the biggest mistake of his life.
At first, the pretty blonde in the red dress was nothing more than a means to an end. But, she quickly became so much more. As soon as Iker walked away from Langley, claiming it was for her own good, he knew he screwed up. He left her so she wouldn't worry about him when he deployed, so she wouldn't waste her time waiting around for a guy who was never going to be good enough for her. Only, nine months and a deployment later, Iker still can't get Langley out of his head… and he totally underestimated the hold she has on his hardened heart. He's a guy who's not sure how love should work, or how to go about winning his girl back…he's about to get a crash course in both.

My Review:

So the book picks up 9 months after the first one, which makes you automatically think, whoa, is Langley pregnant? But no, that is just when she’s about to graduate and her step-sister who got married in the first one is pregnant. I found something that her father said to her in this one to stand out so much to me, when she told him about all that was going on with Iker and her confusion and feelings on the subject, he asked her if she wanted “an ear or advice”. After he listened to her. So he took the time to listen and waited to see if she wanted advice or had just needed to get things out and be listened to. So often people just assume when you’re telling them about something you want advice. And honestly, sometimes I just need someone to listen to me. To commiserate with me. I will ask if I want advice, and if I don’t, you giving it to me will just piss me off. Other than that, this one could probably have just all been part of one big book with the first one, Girl in Luv, but I get that it definitely had a defining separation point. The female narrator talks kind of slow or drags things out for me at times, but when I tried to speed her up, sometimes that was too fast. But still I like the way it ended and the characters were good!

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