The Misfit Brides books 2 and 3.
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I’ve been recording all of Jamie’s Misfit Brides books this summer and having a blast with them.  Bliss is a fun town to hang out in!  #4 in the series, SUGARED is on the way and I’m starting my prep read of #5,  MERRIED.  But what was fun about these two is that they take place at the same time.  MATCHED is the story of Lindsay Castellano and her Country-Singer-That-Got-Away Will Truitt, aka Billy Brenton.  Their story is complex with lots of history so it’s a full length novel.  SMITTENED is a novella, about Bliss Ice Cream shop owner Dahlia Mallard, and Billy Brenton’s side man and best friend, bad boy Mikey Diamond.  While Lindsay and Will are working things through in one book, Mikey and Dahlia happen to fall in love in the other book.  There’s some overlap in the stories, so I was glad I got to record them close together.  And I think listeners should listen to them close together, too.
From the review of MATCHED at Reading Between the Wines Book Club:

“I listened to the audio edition of MATCHED with the fantastically talented Karen White narrating. Karen White is one of my all-time favorite narrators. Once again, Karen’s narration is really, truly wonderful. Her pacing is spot on. Her delivery is natural. I could listen to Karen all day and still be mesmerized. Her performances are always highly entertaining, polished and sublimely executed. I have discovered numerous new-to-me authors – including Jamie Farrell – thanks to Karen.”

From the review of MATCHED at Geeky Blogger’s Book Blog:

“Karen is an excellent fit for this series. She has that breezy, quirky, yet stubborn type of voice that can match all the women and their attitudes. She very much sales the quirkiness of the town and nailed that last section which just had to be fun to record!”

From the review of SMITTENED at Reading Between the Wines Book Club:

“Karen White returns to fantastically narrate SMITTENED.  There is nothing that falls short in her performance. She captures the persona of each character and brings them to life. Her pacing is spot on. Both her male and female voices sound genuine and character differentiation is a breeze. I could go on fan-girling, but suffice to say, Karen is one of my very favorite narrators for good reason. Her productions are always perfect, polished, exceptional pleasures. Listening to SMITTENED with Karen’s narration adds an additional layer of enjoyment to this installment of Misfit Brides.”

From the review of SMITTENED at The Geeky Blogger:

“Karen is such a great match for this series. She really nailed Dahlia and made me fall in love with Mikey. I listened to the entire series on audio.”

From The Geeky Blogger’s 30 Days of Thanks post:

“Today (Day 9) I am thankful for a book that wouldn’t have come into my realm normally but on a whim I entered a contest for the first book in the series (Blissed–which was also good). Coming out of a reading funk this year I found myself reading/listening to more contemporary romance than I normally do. It is usually less than 5% of my reads a year. Matched (which is the first of two in this series I am gonna highlight) was just delightful. I had such fun listening (Karen White did the narration) and laughed out loud so many times. I just love this small little town and enjoyed spending time there!”

If you want more info, you can read full descriptions on Jamie’s website.  Samples are below.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.  All you ladies are winners and I’ll be contacting you this week to get you your download codes.  Thanks for entering!  I give away lots of books – to find out about them in the future, please consider following this blog, or my Facebook page, or on Twitter. Oftentimes, you can also enter there!

7 thoughts on “MATCHED & SMITTENED by Jamie Farrell plus GIVEAWAY”

  1. Mary C. says:

    Love hearing the characters come to life.

  2. sallycootie says:

    Not sure how I have missed this series. What great titles and terrific excerpts. I don’t remember Illinois being like this! And the narration is perfect. Thanks for the giveaway.

    1. Karen says:

      I’m not sure there’s a town like Bliss, Illinois or anywhere else! Only in Jamie’s fun imagination…

  3. I have already listened to Matched and loved it! (Working on my review!) I will be listening to Smittened next! Please don’t enter me in your giveaway UNLESS these are CDs or MP3s that could be donated to my public library. You and Jamie Farrell And Jill Shalvis And Julie James And … make a great combo!

    1. Karen says:

      Glad you liked Matched! These don’t come in CD form so I’ll keep you off the giveaway list. Thanks!

  4. Uma Kayla G says:

    I have really enjoyed listening to audio books as they allow me to read more books, especially during my crazy life. Audio books are so flexible and travel everywhere and I can multi task while listening! <3

  5. dblaser60 says:

    I’m a huge fan of Jamie’s books and I would love to win the audio books so I can hear you narrate the stories I enjoy so much! Thank you for the great giveaway, Karen!

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