Perfect Strangers Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
These kisses of his...they're demanding and possessive. They're hungry and deep. They're the kisses of a man who wants more of a woman - who wants everything - and isn't going to stop until he gets it.
Author Olivia Rossi hasn’t been able to write a word since tragedy struck two years ago and ripped her world apart. Heartbroken and still haunted by the past, she accepts an offer to spend the summer at a friend’s apartment in Paris in search of healing and her lost muse.
What she finds instead is James, an enigmatic stranger who ignites in her an unexpected and all-consuming passion. Agreeing to tell each other nothing more than their first names, Olivia and James embark on a torrid affair. But the more time they spend together, the more Olivia begins to realize her summer fling is turning into a powerful connection…and that the magnetic man she’s falling in love with might not be what he seems at all.
Author's note: This is not a "traditional" romance. There is a happily ever after, but not in the way you will expect it. Go in blind and enjoy the roller coaster, or move on to something fluffier. This novel has sharp teeth...and bites.
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|Listening Length||10 hours and 41 minutes|
|Narrator||Troy Duran, Veronica Pace, Marnye Young|
|Audible.ca Release Date||January 20 2022|
|Publisher||J.T. Geissinger, Inc.|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #6,234 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#115 in Romantic Suspense (Audible Books & Originals)
#180 in Psychological Thrillers (Audible Books & Originals)
#498 in Psychological Thrillers (Books)
Reviewed in Canada on October 11, 2021
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What You’ll Find:
✔️Summer Fling Romance
✔️All The Feels
Perfect Strangers is hot from the get go. Two strangers who have this electric connection that sizzles. They enter a no strings fling but their connection quickly falls much deeper than that. James is an artist who oozes sex appeal. But can be so tender. He’s so perceptive and attentive and that is undeniably sexy. Olivia has sass for days. A writer who has a way with words, never mincing them, but dealing with a pain and loss that is palpable.
This is one of those stories that you are just waiting for the other shoe to drop while your kindle melts from all the steamy times. It has all the feels, while being unpredictable. And when the big twist happens (because there are more than a few), I felt like throwing my book. But I am glad I didn’t because I really loved that unique ending I didn’t see coming. This author is becoming a new favourite!
Olivia met a perfect stranger in the most romantic place in the world… Paris. Their attraction was intense! The love, the passion was all time high. They were made for each other from the very beginning. Until they’re not.
The author was right… just go in blind and enjoy the ride!
One advise though… make sure you have a box of tissue nearby.
I like that JT’s books are unpredictable. The twists that she put in this story is amazing that I was contemplating on not finishing the story as it was so emotional and it hit close to home. (I’m not spoiling it!). Thank God for the lavender field 😀.
I highly recommend this book!! One of the best!!!
Top reviews from other countries
Perfect strangers has been on my TBR for a long time, but in all honestly, the chatter/reviews about it on all the Facebook groups I am in had me quite frankly scared....
"go in blind, don't look for spoilers" they said.
"it's a roller-coaster of emotions"
"I loved it, but hated it so much all at the same time"
ALL TRUE... but so worth it.
In all honesty, I half heartedly looked for spoilers. I thought I knew what the twist was going to be. I was wrong.
James and Olivia have the perfect romance. My heart belongs to their relationship, and booooy did this book take my heart for a ride.
Now, I need to try to get some sleep, it's 1.30am and I have a headache from the book induced body shakingly ugly crying I have just endured.
I'm not even sure this review makes sense or does this book justice. My brain feels fried. In a good way. I think.
I'll be dreaming of James.
“There exists a field, beyond all notions of right and wrong. I will meet you there"
Just read it.
There’s something about her writing style that is so easy to read and fall into. She writes chaos so beautifully and relatable.
This story grabbed me at first, it was hilarious and I oddly felt like I could relate to the inner ramblings and antics of Olivia… this girl is a hot mess, and I felt it to the core!
James was dreamy beyond all dreams. And perfectly perfect- like a dream. With his perfect blue eyes, and perfect everything. I was on board with that- because he later became suspicious af, and that was perfect too 😅
I started to have reservations because the sex scenes…they felt like adult fantasy entertainment (and I concur, it was)… but then came a bunch of intrigue as the plot thickened and a lot of action movie-like comedy ensued… and this was enjoyable for some odd reason.
The last 20% was like entering an alternative universe after I was thrown off a roller at high velocity… my WTFFs began to rationalise the plot, gain perspective and then…. I got run over but a semi… am I being dramatic?! Heck no, you have to read this yourself to believe it.
The story itself is innovative and entertaining, more like women’s fiction than romance.
I loved parts of the story but some of it was undone by the ending. I as left unsure about what I actually read and as an emotional reader I felt like I read a different book to the one I was actually reading.
I’m being cryptic (I hope) because I don’t want to blurt out spoilers.
I won’t discourage anyone from reading this book. It is something DIFFERENT.
PLEASE NOTE: there are sensitive triggers warnings that shouldn’t be taken lightly.
3.25 CAN I GET ON A KIDS’ ROLLER COASTER NEXT TIME PLEASE-STARS
<— HOLY MOLY PURE FANTASTICNESS ALERT!!!!!!! OMG. You guys were NOT kidding when you told me to read it ASAP so I wouldn’t come across any spoilers and I could experience that jaw-dropping twist blindly. Actually… TWO jaw-dropping twists. I have not been this elated in AGES. Pure steamy book romance at it’s finest, with but then even better. BOOK CLEVERNESS!!!
OMG!!!! HOW. FREAKING. CLEVER!!!!!!
I couldn’t believe what I was reading… AND THEN!!! I couldn’t believe what I was reading AGAIN!!!!!!
I thought I had it figured out, and wondered what was going to be so crazy about that? Crazy in real life? Sure, but… in our book world? *shrug* Eh… There HAD to be more to this considering the reactions of my trusty book-buds.
I mean… even though it was exactly what I used to devour and love like crazy, back in my early contemporary romance days (meeting of the eyes from across the room… a sexy stranger, and she’s only in Paris for a short time so the whole “let’s just have steamy-fun while we can” and then of course… the feelings pop in and then leaving is chaos), but…
So what’s it about?
Okay, I have to go slow here. Just a little bit of info, but trust me… there’s so much more to it than this.
So she’s a successful author that’s taking a fairly short stint in Paris to write. She’s divorced from a politician-type that really had no time or much interest in her as his career took off. She’s also still suffering from something devastating. I’ll let you discover that as you go, and at the worst time in her life, he pretty much checked-out altogether.
The sexy brooding stranger? Ohhhhh YESSSSS!! Their eyes meet from across the room at a Parisian cafe, and their passionate “no strings attached” affair starts here.
But those pesky feelings… 😉
And I’m stopping there.
I know… I KNOW. It sounds like it could be emotional fun, and pull at your heartstrings, and the steam sure could do a number on so many of us. But what’s the difference here?
It goes crazy.
Then it goes crazy again.
*my lips are sealed*
And now, I will be reading EVERYTHING from this author.
So yeah. She’s gonna be my new MUST-READ!!!
I had no idea what I was getting myself into. A few people kept recommending this on one of my facebook groups and that cover was just gah ❤️❤️❤️so I just had to read it, despite my neverending TBR!
I honestly loved the characters, all of them Olivia, James, Chris, Kelly, etc ALL of them!
Not too much information is divulged at the start, you get little snippets in thoughts or conversations so you have you use your imagination as to what might have happened. The whole story with Olivia and James is just so wonderful until you get to the plot twist, and there are a few...it totally was not what I was expecting and it was a good job I was sitting when I was reading it as it took the rug right from under me it was that shocking!
I had a massive ugly sob at one point to which my husband and daughter laughed at me and said you know it's just a book right?! It's not just a book, it's so much more than that, I was so immersed in this book, the story, the characters I felt like I was a part of it.
I think this book is one of my best reads of this year. It will live with me for a long time and I will never forget James and Olivia.
I laughed & I cried, towards the end I really wasn’t sure I could carry on reading. My heart was breaking at the mechanized sound & what it meant (no spoiler alert).
This was a beautiful story, that swept me up & carried me along like a raging torrent.
Huge congratulations J. T. Geissinger a truly fabulous story.
Off to wipe my tears & have a cuppa to recover.