AUDIO REVIEW: The Fadeaway by Rebecca Jenshak
This college jock is a total player. He’s used to getting who and what he wants. Until her. . . Katrina The hottest guy on campus won’t stop asking me out. I know that sounds like a good problem to have, but this guy… this guy has no idea how complicated my life is trying to juggle being a single mom and college student. Every Thursday, he shows up at the café where I work. His cheesy pickup lines and arrogance should have me completely annoyed. I’m not. I can’t say yes, but Thursday is my favorite day of the week. Joel The hottest girl on campus won’t go out with me. I know, I know, that sounds presumptuous, but this girl… this girl has gotten under my skin, and I can’t seem to walk away. Every Thursday, I show up at the café where she works. She’s fed me every excuse in the book. I should give up and bang one of the many girls blowing up my phone. I’m not. Even when she says no, Thursday is my favorite day of the week.
The Fadeaway was a super sweet romance that had me swooning like crazy! I’ve never been a huge fan of the reformed player storyline, it can be overdone and unrealistic but The Fadeaway was something completely different that had me hooked from the first moment Teddy Hamilton as Joel Moreno uttered a full sentence in Spanish! Joel Moreno isn’t your typical player, he’s broken hearted in more ways than one and still hasn’t found a way to repair his heart and move on from the future he thought he’d have. Katrina aka Kitty isn’t broken hearted. You’d have to be open to love for that and Katrina is most definitely not. Her heart has already been stolen by her adorable 3-year-old son Christian, but she can still day dream every Thursday when Joel Moreno asks her out on a date. The Fadeaway is a story of the healing power of love and companionship. It brings together two jaded people in a super sweet and swoony way that has these two characters bringing out the best in each other while also repairing their hearts and outlooks on love. The Fadeaway was my introduction to Rebecca Jenshak’s writing and although it’s the second book in the series, it was the first one I listened too. The first book in the Smart Jocks series is The Assist which I can’t wait to listen to next! I loved Rebecca Jenshak’s swoony style of writing, it was a truly enjoyable listen. She brought these characters to life in a believable way and had me forgetting that Joel and Katrina don’t really exist. There’s some great secondary characters in Joel and Katrina’s life that you know have their own stories coming as well. Teddy Hamilton and Summer Morton were the perfect narrators to bring Joel and Katrina to life. Teddy captured the Mexican side of Joel perfectly and had me rewinding and relistening to every part where he uttered a couple of sentences in Spanish! The Fadeaway translated to audio book so well, it flowed perfectly and had me avoiding the pause button at all costs so I could devour it right up until the end. The Fadeaway was a sweet and heartfelt listen that had my heart beating like crazy. There’s some super swoony bits, super sexy bits and some funny bits that keep you hooked from the first chapter. It’s a perfect listen for anyone who’s looking for something to listen too while wrapping there Christmas presents, its got that swoony hallmark feel to it and I highly recommend the audio for this one! Narrators
About the Author: Rebecca Jenshak
Rebecca Jenshak is a self-proclaimed margarita addict, college basketball fanatic, and lover of the Hallmark channel. A Midwest native transplanted to the desert, she likes being outdoors (drinking on patios) and singing (in the shower) when she isn’t writing books about hot guys and the girls who love them.