Audiobook Review: Repeat by Kylie Scott

Posted January 14, 2019 by Shari in Audio Book, Reviews / 10 Comments

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Audiobook Review: Repeat by Kylie Scott
Repeat
Narrated by Andi Arndt

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Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Audible Studios
Released on January 7, 2019
Length: 7 hours 47 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased
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The Delight

Standalone books where you don’t know the characters excite me. Yep, starting with new characters you don’t know can open a clean slate, but one with amnesia even more. Learning along with the heroine who she was, is and will be was an interesting and fresh take on a romance where you start to think the heroine is a cold-hearted bitch who got a reboot.

Review

Another audio book consumed as I drive back and forth from home to the hospital an hour away. A good one since I can’t get it in ebook or paperback for several more months. I didn’t think I would have time to get to it soon, but here I am done!

What happens when you wake up and don’t remember a thing? Clem is attacked and at least they could locate her sister even though everything was stolen from her phone to wallet to purse. Finding out who you were and who you are now is a discovery and trial and error as some people withhold info not wanting to upset you and others want to spare you the despair of knowing you may have been an unlikable person. When someone recognizes the artist who put a tattoo on Clementine’s shoulder, she decides to investigate to only learn it was her ex-boyfriend who pretty much hates her guts.

Kylie Scott’s stories only tell you one side of the story in first person. As we learn things, Clem is also learning them. When she meets Ed for the second go round, he struggles to know how to act because she hurt him so bad. You don’t know why because Clem has forgotten as well. He tries to put some of his anger aside to help her discover things, but tries to keep it at arms length and through texts. At times he even refuses to answer certain questions and oh, some of Clem’s filters just don’t work anymore and it causes some interesting conversations.

So we don’t see Ed’s side, but I can give you some clues about him. He loved Clem, but he admits they weren’t good at communicating. When she asks why they broke up, he clams up a lot and won’t go into it. He tries to keep his distance, but things happen to draw him back in. Clem has a seizure and her sister can’t pick her up at the hospital. Clem’s car get vandalized and Ed and the sister decide Clem needs to move in with Ed. The hot and cold of Ed drives Clem insane. She is wildly attracted to him while also noticing she broke his heart, but not why.

It’s a tug and pull as they both realize she isn’t going to be the woman she once was and even if she did regain her memories, she doesn’t believe now what she did then. But just because Clem is a person experiencing things for the first time doesn’t mean Ed is and things just don’t go back to roses and wine because she is born again. Throw in an element of subtle suspense and this was one story I adored from the first spoken word to the last spoken word. It just did it for me and I can’t wait to re-read it in ebook form!

Challenges

Bad Boys of Romance Challenge #1
Review Writing Challenge #3
Audiobook Challenge #1
Try Something New #1 – Audiobook without ebook or paperback out first
Literary Pickers #1 – Headboard (bed)
Books ‘N’ Tunes #1 – Can’t Help Falling In Love by Elvis Presley

Recommendations

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About Kylie Scott

Kylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013 & 2014, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet. You can learn more about Kylie from http://www.kylie-scott.com/ or join her Facebook Fan Goup: https://www.facebook.com/groups/599197093487040/

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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Carole rae
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A good find! I am curious about it

Sophia Rose
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I’m super interested in what he knows and won’t tell her. 🙂 Great plot starter.
I’ll definitely be listening to this one. Thanks for sending it my way. 🙂

Carole @ Carole's Random Life in Books
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This sounds like something that I would really like. I have listened to one of Kylie Scott’s books before and loved it. Plus, Andi Arndt is a fantastic narrator. I love the amnesia aspect of the story. Great review!

Lorna
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I really enjoyed this one too! I usually love all her books.

Bookworm Brandee
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I’m a KScott fan as well as an Andi Arndt fan so I’ll be grabbing this one in audio. Glad you enjoyed it!