Out of the Box Awakening (Out of the Box #1)

Jennifer Theriot,
Triera Holley

CONTEMPORARY:  Olivia is in the process of change.  Newly divorced after 30 years of marriage, she finds herself in a new city, with a new job and maybe with a new boyfriend.  Ash is a widower and ready to open his heart to Olivia. , Despite the challenges that face this budding relationship, they also have a lot going right. 


“Out of the Box Awakening” could not be a more accurate description of this love story.  It is unique, heart-warming, sexy and completely unexpected.  Judging a book by its cover is a cliché, but the cover of this audiobook does not speak to the level of talent represented within.  Many stories with characters this age are not geared toward younger readers, but Jennifer Theriot must have written this book for all adults to read and enjoy.  The plot and character development are spot on.  It is so easy to imagine all of the places and spaces, as well as what the characters look like.  There are moments of corny behavior and some unbelievable moments between future in-law characters, but because the reader is so swept up in a love fog, it makes it easy to ignore.

It is very obvious that Triera Holley is absorbed in the story and the listener can be confident in her level of dedication.  Unfortunately, there is no smooth transition between characters, making it difficult to know which one  is speaking.  This makes it more of a story-telling performance and not so much an audiobook performance.  Her voice is age appropriate and her tone is perfect for the character that she is portraying.

Misty Walker