Review – The Introvert’s Guide to Speed Dating by Emma Hart

Posted October 6, 2021 by Carole in Reviews / 4 Comments

I received this book for free from the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review – The Introvert’s Guide to Speed Dating by Emma HartThe Introvert's Guide to Speed Dating by Emma Hart
Narrator: Avery Reid, Will Watt
Series: The Introvert's Guide #2
Published by Dreamscape Media LLC on October 5, 2021
Genres: Romance
Length: 4 hours 47 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Publisher
Amazon | Audible | B&N | Kobo |

After four years living the single life, it’s decided that I, London Stuart, am back on the market.

I’m not even mad when my cousins and best friends put my name down for the speed-dating sessions. In fact, I’m actually a little excited about it.

But then one of my dates turns out to be my six-year-old son’s irresistibly sexy soccer coach—his irresistibly sexy British soccer coach.

Oliver Hayes is too good to be true—he’s tall, dark, handsome, hilarious, and genuinely loves kids…especially mine. But he’s not sure if he’s even staying in the country, and I’m not sure I can handle giving him my heart if he’s only going to leave.

So why is he over for dinner almost every night? Why is he giving Leo private goalie lessons in the backyard? Why is he sending flowers to my desk at the newspaper?

And why, oh why, can’t I stop kissing him?

This was a fun romance! I was really surprised by just how much I enjoyed listening to this book. London and Oliver were wonderful characters and the narrators did an amazing job in bringing this story to life. Once I started listening, I didn’t want to stop and couldn’t wait to see this pair work things out. This was a very entertaining story!

This is the second book in The Introvert’s Guide series and even though the characters may appear in other books in the series it works as a stand-alone. I liked London right away. She is the single mom of a six-year-old boy and doesn’t have a lot of time left for dating with her son, work, and taking care of the household. Oliver is a soccer, or as he would say football, coach. London’s son, Leo, is on one of his teams and he has definitely noticed London.

I really liked London and Oliver as a couple. Their relationship develops rather slowly throughout the story and it is actually a lot tamer than I expected. I really liked the way that they both put Leo first and how much fun the three had together. There really weren’t a lot of obstacles to their relationship but I had fun going along for the ride while they figured it out.

Avery Reid and Will Watt did a great job with the narration of this story. I really was especially partial to the accent that Will Watt used for Oliver. I thought that they both did a great job bringing the characters to life. I loved the emotion that they were able to show through their narration. I believe that their narration added to my overall enjoyment of the story.

I would recommend this book to others. I found this to be a fun shorter romance with characters that were easy to fall for. I definitely plan to read more of this series soon!

I received a review copy of this audiobook from Dreamscape Media via NetGalley.

4 responses to “Review – The Introvert’s Guide to Speed Dating by Emma Hart

  1. Sometimes I really love a low-angst, low-drama romance. I’m 100% a character-driven reader so I’m perfectly fine when it’s more character over plot. Glad you enjoyed this one!

  2. This sounds adorable! I just listened to a Nora Roberts’ book and really enjoyed getting back into romance (even though there was some suspense) and have been wanting to pick up some more of the genre. I like the sound of this and that they already have a connection before “meeting” in the speed date.