Review of ‘Hold Me Closer, Toni Danzig’ by Laura Henry, narrated by Suehyla El-Attar & Lori Prince
I had things to do around the house and needed a short audiobook to keep me company, and I remembered someone recommending this one on Facebook (I don’t remember who it was but thank you). It’s included in the Audible Plus subscription.
Most grand gestures aim at getting the girl, but who said you can’t break up with one too? Toni is DJ-ing karaoke at her friend’s bar when Audrey asks for the greatest break-up song of all time. Audrey is usually reserved when she comes to the bar, and Toni has always thought she was intriguing but never talked to her. When Audrey slays her performance then runs away, Toni follows to make sure she’s okay. Coffee turns into a wild night of sex (you’ll have to trust the author on that, it’s all fade to black). When they meet again unexpectedly in a professional setting, Audrey can’t help but reconsider her decision to only have a one-night stand with Toni, while Toni’s sister reminds her over and over she needs to keep it professional for the sake of the family business.
Okay, this novella was extremely sweet and funny (I love both sisters). I don’t often enjoy dual narration, and I’m still not sure why authors/publishers choose it, but I liked both narrators, Lori Prince as usual and Suehyla El-Attar who is a new narrator for me, despite the foreign accents being a tad forced. An enjoyable listen before Christmas. 3.5 stars.