Tuesday, April 19

Audiobook Review: Hold Me Closer Toni Danzig by Laura Henry

Author: Laura Henry
Narrator: Suehyla El-Attar & Lori Prince
Title: Hold Me Closer, Toni Danzig
Genre: Romance, Contemporary, Holiday, LGBTQ, and comedy
Format: Audiobook
Published: December 2nd 2021
Where I got It: Audible 

Toni Danzig is a dirt bag—literally. There’s nothing she enjoys more than being out in the mountains leading adventure tours. On a well-deserved break over Thanksgiving weekend, she’s DJ-ing karaoke at the Dew Drop Inn when Audrey Adams takes the stage to sing the greatest middle finger break-up song ever, dedicated to her ex-girlfriend. It’s a perfect night that culminates in a transcendental experience in bed…before Audrey rushes out in the morning.

Monday morning, the holidays are in full swing when Audrey’s worst nightmare comes true. After the most memorable night of her life, she’s thrust together with the one woman who she hasn’t been able to forget—on a strictly-professional consulting project for her family’s business.

Meanwhile, Toni can’t believe her luck. Now she has the unexpected chance to win Audrey over, and she sets a goal to be someone worthy of this woman’s love and respect. Will they crash and burn like a bad karaoke performance—or will they be singing a duet before the holiday season is over?

Randomly stumbled upon this in Audible. The title....the cover...the summary...all cute so I decided to give this a read. 

Here we follow Toni and Audrey. Toni is a DJ and works at her family company as a nature tour guide. Over the Thanksgiving weekend, she is DJ-ing karaoke at the Dew Drop Inn. Audrey Adams finds herself at the Dew Drop Inn as well, but she is there to sing the greatest middle finger break-up song ever dedicated to her ex. Toni and Audrey find themselves going to the café after Audrey's success. They connect and have a one-night stand. That next Monday, Audrey and Toni are thrust together yet again, when Audrey is contracted to be a business consultant for Toni's family's business.

This was funny and cute. I loved Toni and I loved Audrey. They were simply perfect for each other even though it took them a while. 

I get why Audrey wanted to pump the breaks before getting into another relationship. That ex of hers was the worst. SMH. Poor Audrey. And it doesn't help that Toni is known to be a commitment-phobe. She is young and a free spirit AND Audrey is now on contract for a project for Toni's fam. I totally get the hesitation for Audrey BUT it killed me because I know they are perfect for each other! Wah!

The drama between the two was small. There was one event that which Toni may have told a white lie that caused Audrey to want to run away. However, it was easily fixable and I'm happy it didn't last too long. The grand gesture was perfection.  

Now, we had two narrators. One for Toni and one for Audrey. I adored Toni's narrator. Perfect for ALL the characters even Audrey. Now...Audrey's narrator killed my soul. She was just so whiney and annoying. I'm sorry Audrey's narrator!!!!! I would've been completely fine if Toni's narrator read the entire story. That would've been fine by me. 

Overall, I really enjoyed this. It's such a cute and funny romance between two characters who deserve the world! My one and the only issue was the one narrator. Eeeee. Just too whiney for my taste so I had to take away one star. I'll give this 4 stars. Nearly a 5. 

- #19 for Audiobook challenge
- #13 for Romance Reading Challenge - LGBTQ


Blodeuedd said...

Yay good book, not so good about the whiney thing though

Carole Rae said...

Yaaaaaaaa it annoyed me.

Jen Twimom said...

Nice. Another great "free" find on Audible and counts for the reading challenge -- NICE!

Carole Rae said...

Jen, yasssss a win-win for sure!