Wednesday 26 January 2022

Audio review: One true loves


Narrated by: Joniece Abbott-Pratt

Series: Happily Ever Afters, Book 2

Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins

Release date: 01-04-22

Publisher: HarperAudio

YA romance

to review

Lenore is an artist, but she is not really sure where her place in the world is. Yes she is going to NYU, but to study what? What does she want to be? And her family is constantly pressuring her. She has to do better, be better, because being black she will never get the same chance as others.

And we als get to see what that pressure does to her, and her brother. Though her kid sister seems to be a genius who will probably thrive under any pressure.

But besides generational pressure there is also romance. And a Mediterranean cruise!

Lenore meets Alex. The perfect boy (according to her parents), and she is so annoyed with him (I did not get why, like give the kid a chance.) So she is annoyed with him, they become friends, and they become more. But can she give him a real chance cos of heartbreaks in the past?  It was a sweet romance, yes every this is true love stuff.

I enjoyed it, it handled a lot, but it handled it well. I also got really curious about the first book where her friend finds her perfect one.

Good narration. She did well with male and female voices and it worked so well.

Lenore Bennett has always been a force. A star artist and style icon at her high school, she’s a master in the subtle art of not giving a...well, you know what. But now that graduation is here, she’s a little less sure. She’s heading to NYU in the fall with a scarlet U (for “undeclared”) written across her chest. Her parents always remind her that Black kids don’t have the luxury of figuring it out as they go - they have to be 110 percent prepared. But it’s a lot of pressure to be her ancestors’ wildest dreams when Lenore’s not even sure what her dreams are yet. When her family embarks on a post-graduation Mediterranean cruise, her friend Tessa is sure Lenore’s in for a whirlwind romance. But Lenore knows that doesn’t happen to girls like her.

Then she meets Alex Lee. After their parents bond over the Cupid Shuffle, she ends up stuck with him for the remainder of the cruise. He’s a hopeless romantic and a golden boy with a 10-year plan. In short, he’s irritating as hell.

But as they get to know each other during the picturesque stops across Europe, Alex may be able to help Lenore find something else she’s been looking for, even if she doesn’t want to admit it to herself: love.


  1. This sounds interesting. Thanks for putting it on my radar!

  2. If we didn't have Covid I might want to do a Mediterranean cruise. Not now. Love a sweet romance, and glad to hear the narration was good!

  3. Sounds decent for a YA. Thanks.

  4. I'll check this out. I've really been liking these types of YA on audio!

    Karen @For What It's Worth



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