Thursday, February 17, 2022

✱✱Audio Book Review✱✱ Then He Happened by Claudia Burgoa

 

Then He Happened
By: Claudia Burgoa
Narrated by: Jason Clarke, Emma Wilder
Series: The Spearman Family, Book 2

Jason is a cynical rich playboy. He doesn’t take life seriously. He doesn’t believe in settling down.

Eileen’s 27th birthday is almost here. But as always, she’s an afterthought in her parents' minds. Her family is too busy planning a shotgun wedding for her older sister to pay attention to her. And now, she has to help.

It’s just another year where she’s overlooked. But the best man is smoking hot. He actually notices her and makes her feel special.

Jason doesn’t believe in commitment, but Eileen intrigues him. She’s not the kind of girl he usually hooks up with. She doesn’t even fall for his charm.

He’s made it his mission to convince her that he’s not the shallow man she thinks he is. But can Jason give up his playboy lifestyle to become the man Eileen needs?


Momma Says: 4 stars⭐⭐⭐⭐

Then He Happened was a bit more over the top than I expected from Claudia Burgoa with Eileen's family and a couple way too selfish to be getting married, let alone becoming parents. Somehow, though, it worked for Jason and Eileen's story, suspension of disbelief and all. As irritated as I got with Eileen's family and as many times as I fumed at her (yes, I talk to characters! Doesn't everybody?), that's how much I loved Jason. Okay, maybe not at first. He is a playboy, and not a very nice one, but once he and Eileen started spending time together, I started warming up to him. These two have a kind of forced proximity romance as they put their heads together to plan a wedding. The more I warmed up to Jason, the more I thought about the title of this one. It's pretty well perfect for this romance, and to be honest, I'd be okay with Jason happening to me! This couple is so well suited, and the chemistry builds as they get closer. 
I can't forget the wonderful dual narration by Jason Clarke and Emma Wilder. Claudia Burgoa always gives me characters that practically leap off the page, and these narrators take it that extra step and give voice to them. The emotion comes through so well, and even the funny stuff is delivered with impeccable timing. 
To sum it up, Then He Happened is a little different than I expected, but I enjoyed this couple's journey and it was a nice change for a bit of escapism.

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