by Marina Adair
Series: Sequoia Lake #2
Narrator: Renée Raudman
Length: 8 hours and 42 minutes
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Narration: 4 cups
There’s nothing that single mom Liv Preston won’t do if it means making her six-year-old son smile again. After a heartbreaking two years, her little family is due for some fun in the sun. She just didn’t expect to find it in the big, rugged, Search and Rescue hero next door—who shows her just how exciting, and sexy, life’s adventures can be.
As head of Reno’s K-9 search division, Ford Jamison knows what it takes to make life-and-death decisions on the fly. He doesn’t hesitate, doesn’t do regrets, and has never doubted his instincts—until he makes a promise that turns his world upside down. Desperate for redemption, he returns to Sequoia Lake, only to find himself face-to-face with his past…and the one woman he can’t have. Not when his secret would destroy her—and everything she holds dear.
For Liv, finding love once was a gift. Finding it twice seems impossible, until the moment Ford’s lips meet hers. Love doesn’t always come easy, but when it’s right, it’s worth fighting for…
A single mom, a little boy who dresses up like a super hero, a rescue dog, and his partner made EVERY LITTLE KISS by Marina Adair a sweet and heartwarming listen. I read the first novel, but when I saw that Renee Raudman narrated the Sequoia Lake series, I switched to audio. I am so glad that I did. It added a nice touch, and I thoroughly enjoyed this story.
Liv Preston, bought her husband’s childhood home after he died in a traffic accident. She and her six-year-old son are taking it one day at a time. Adair does an incredible job of bringing us into their home and sharing the complexities of their daily life and their struggles to move forward. I liked and identified with Liv but recognized she isn’t quite living. Her son is adorable from his stuffed dog to his love of super heroes.
Ford Jamison is the head of Reno’s K-9 search division. A tragedy two years ago left him questioning his decisions and seeking redemption. He returns to Sequoia Lake to put the past behind him and prepare for his next assignment. But Liv and her son are there, and things are about to get complicated.
Adair descriptive writing style brought the town to life while allowing us to get to know Ford and Liv. Ford is quite sexy, and the ladies are fawning over him, particularly the older women of the community. Liv is reawakening, setting career goals and for the first time reaching out to participate in small-town life.
I loved the feisty older women who all needed saving. The back and forth banter and trickery between Ford and a fellow officer added moments of laughter. Then we had Super Hero camp and community mothers who quickly made us feel a part of the town and upcoming events. All of these elements added depth and had me wanting to pack my bags and move to Sequoia Lake.
Through it all, a relationship is developing between Ford and Liv. It is slow burning and filled with baby steps and no expectations. Ford was swoony, as are most heroes, and I had no trouble falling for this man and his dog. I felt for him, but I also wish, he had been more open about who he was in the beginning. On the other hand, Ford awakened something in Liv. I enjoyed seeing her blossom and engage in life again. Baby steps for her and her son, but it was a pleasure to witness.
Adair managed to give me all of the feels from sorrow to outbursts of laughter. Renee Raudman’s narration was delightful. I adore her narration of Ilona Andrews works, so it was pleasant listening to her take on a contemporary romance. She does well with both male and female voices, and I quickly slipped in. Ruadman enhances any tale she narrates capturing the emotions of the characters and enabling the listener to lose themselves in the story.
Grab a box of truffles, a glass of wine and your earbuds! EVERY LITTLE KISS will have you falling in love with the characters in this small lakeside community.
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Lover Of Romance
oh this one just sounds so wonderful here. I have been meaning to pick up this author for a while. I love swoony small town romances.
I always have a good time with her books and hope you try one.
I love slow burn romances and this sounds sweet and wonderful. I love romances that have a real community feel and I just love the sound of this one. I don’t think I’ve read anything by Marina Adair though I have a few of her books. I’d really like to check out this one!
Her books are all small-town and delightful
this looks super swoon worthy with awesome characters. I’ll have to check out her writing
I hope you do, I have enjoyed everything I’ve read by her.
Small town romances are the best!
Love small town and slow burn romances. Great combination. Have a great weekend.
Have a wonderful weekend Nadene!
I do enjoy Renee Raudman’s narration of Ilona Andrews. It would be kind of weird to hear her with something totally different. This book does sound really good so I would give it a try. Glad you enjoyed it.
Right. She did a wonderful job though.
Tyler H Jolley
Thanks for the excerpt, Kimba. I hope you have a nice long weekend.
Enjoy your weekend Tyler 🙂
This sounds really good. I love small town feel books and throw in a romance thats a bonus
I am the same Megan..enjoy!
My Reading List keeps growing (thanks!). Enjoy the holiday weekend!
Hehe…enjoy your weekend!!
That sounds great and I’m all for grabbing some truffles. lol
I do not think I have tried anything by her yet
Her books make you feel good Linda 🙂
I haven’t read her and I think I would like this, thanks Kim
She always delivers heartfelt characters humor and swoons Debbie.
Oh this sounds like a cute read! The hero definitely sounds swoony haha. I love a book that make you feel all the feels. Glad this was a great listen!
It was cute and swoony and hilarious.
Jenea's Book Obsession
I could so fall for Ford and Liv, they sound wonderful. And Liv’s little boy sounds adorable too. I like that they have a slow building relationship, those are the best kinds. Lovely review.
I hope you get a chance to read or listen to this Jenea 🙂
This author and series is new to me but she sounds great and I’m glad you enjoyed both the book and the narration! Have a wonderful long weekend Kim, I hope you enjoy your house being quieter (even though I know you still have a leak to fix). 😀
LOL. We fixed the leak, and I am thinking bad things come in three and we should be done. I am unplugging this weekend and enjoying the quiet 🙂
small town romance sounds pretty nice, but I think i will always love my small town revenge =d .The Dressmaker though, is one that I would like to see Ford in (evil laugh) but love your review
PS: I am still waiting on my lauren graham audiobook from my library. I have read the book
I will look up the Dressmaker 🙂
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I always a enjoy a good book that has animals in it. Something about it just makes the book sing! Hope you have an awesome weekend, Kim. Hugs…RO
Enjoy your weekend as well Ro. I am hoping to unplug and enjoy 🙂
you know I love slow relationship like that! I didn’t know about this one and it looks sweet!
It was such a delightful listen Melliane 🙂
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Oh sounds a great small town, slow-burn romance. I love this type of romance especially when the heroine is a single mother. I can already see how swoon worthy the hero is by reading your review alone, Kim. Awesome review! ❤️
This had lots of wonderful moments and lots of laughter.
I like when stories are set in small towns… Everybody knows each other and it makes it easier for gossips to travel around. I also love stories when the ‘hero’ comes and sweeps the heroine off her feet, so I have a feeling I would probably enjoy this.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
I hope you try it, Fran. It left me smiling 🙂