A Cypress Corners Romance

Author: JoMarie DeGioia

Type of Book: Audiobook – Unabridged

Narrator: Wendy Rich Stetson

Length: 6 hours, 17 minutes

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: January 5, 2015

Publisher: JoMarie Gioia

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars⭐⭐⭐⭐

* I received a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

Jake is the consummate rich bachelor. He is not interested in having a relationship. He lives to travel from place to place chasing the next adventure. Currently he is working for his father and hates being stuck in an office all day. Plus, no matter what Jake does, his father never thinks it is good enough.

Clair is the opposite of Jake in every way. She is the accountant for the Cypress Corners Resort. She has a talent for numbers and is saving money for the future. She is also responsible for the financial care of her father who lives in a nearby retirement community.

Jake comes to Cypress Corners with plans of adding an adventure course to the resort. He will be there only as long as the project lasts and then he will be off on his next adventure.

When Claire and Jake meet there is an instant physical attraction. But Claire is all about stability and long term planning and Jake is all about living for the moment. Can these two gorgeous and talented people put aside their differences and become a couple? Or will the fact that Jake is only there for a brief period of time stop their attraction from turning into something more?

I enjoyed this audiobook. It is a contemporary romance and would definitely fit into the category of “Chick Lit”.

The characters are well developed and readers will become invested in the outcome of their potential romance.

The only small flaw was that this book was definitely predictable, but that seems to happen with all romance novels and did not detract from my enjoyment of this audiobook.

The narrator, Wendy Rich Stetson, did a great job voicing the multiple characters in this audiobook. Her voice lends itself very well to romance audiobook narration. Her pacing is excellent and her tone of voice allowed me to get caught up in the story. I liked the fact that she did not use sound effects since I find that they usually distract me from the story.

Overall I rate this audiobook as 4 out of 5 stars. ⭐⭐⭐⭐


Photo obtained from www.jomariedegioia.com

Photo obtained from http://www.jomariedegioia.com

JoMarie DeGioia has been making up stories for as long as she can remember. She loves giving voices to the characters in her head! She has been a copyeditor for her town’s newspaper as well as a bookseller. She writes Historical and Contemporary Romances, along with Young and New Adult Fantasy/Adventure stories. She divides her time between Central Florida and New England.

To learn more about the author and her other titles go to http://www.jomariedegioia.com


Wendy Rich Stetson grew upin Lewisburg, Pennsylvania in the heart of Amish Country. According to the biography on her we site at http://www.wendyrichatetson.com she “…spent my childhood viewing the USA from the back of a 1979 Volkswagen Camper Van.”

She has spent the last twenty years living in New York City. She has acted in films, Broadway shows, Off-Broadway shows and even Off-Off-Broadway shows.

After reading to her daughter every night for seven years, She began narrating romance novel audiobooks in her home studio aka “Litter Box Closet Productions.” She is married and has a seven year old daughter.

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