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Sweet, entertaining holiday romance
Reviewed in the United States on November 29, 2021
There's something about Merry by Codi Hall is a holiday rom-com.
The audiobook is an Audible Original and free if you are an Audible Premium subscriber.
I was looking for holiday themed audiobooks when I bumped onto There's Something About Merry. A couple of reviews said it was pornographic and downright filthy, which was all the convincing I needed. I have to disagree with these reviews, I would rate it 🌶🌶🌶🌶 (= 1-5 sex scenes. May include harsh language). The steamy scenes appear very late in the story and are very carefully described, not filthy at all, but that's my opinion. I enjoyed them!
The story was 10 hours, 43 minutes, but it didn't feel that long because it is entertaining and keeps progressing.
I love it when a story has a message, this one has several. One of them is that it doesn't mean because someone acts a certain way, they are really that way. (for example: If someone is shy in a specific situation, it doesn't mean they are shy in general)
Clarke and Merry are both lovable characters that come across very realistically. I loved seeing them get to know each other better and grow in the couple they were at the end. They were so sweet together. At the beginning of the story, I would never have guessed that Clarke would grow into the caring, attentive boyfriend he was at the end.
There are many family moments, I enjoyed this aspect of the story. I liked how it shone a light on that every family is different and has a different dynamic. I loved how it gave the message that people don't have to be blood-related to be family.
There were several side characters, and I loved them all. Especially Jace and Sam. I hope Sam will get his own story with Holly.
CJ Bloom and Lee Samuels narrated the audiobook, and it was fantastic. I have listened to CJ Bloom before and love his voice. It was my first time listening to Lee Samuels, but I will definitely listen again. She has a pleasant, soft voice.
Both narrators were completely into the story and very consistent with their voices for the several characters.
The narration added to the story and brought the story and its characters to life.
If you love a feel-good holiday romance with lots of laughs, a little drama, emotions, and steam but lots of family moments and love, then this is a must-listen!