• After His Peonies: A Romantic Comedy

  • The Svensson Brothers, Book 0.5
  • By: Alina Jacobs
  • Narrated by: Beth Roeg, Patrick Zeller
  • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Hunter

Rules are meant to be broken. Except for one: Women can't get enough peonies. Even the girl in front of me in line is admiring the peonies in my hand.

While I need these particular flowers for my latest plot, I'll still give Meghan the biggest, thickest bouquet I can find. 

It's flattering how much she wants my peonies. And I don't mind personally delivering.

Meghan

I love rules. They make life simple.

One rule I have for my future boyfriend? Fresh flowers every week.

The hot guy behind me in line had a gorgeous bouquet. He was perfect boyfriend material....

Until Mr. Perfect broke the unwritten rule of New York City lunch hour and found a devious way to cut the line.

He took my spot, making me late for a meeting and then had the audacity to hand me his peonies as he waltzed out with what should have been my sandwich!

A wink and flowers from a handsome guy won't fix my disaster of a life.

My career as a lawyer is failing before it even started.

I live in a tiny, crumbling apartment.

I have to deal with my obnoxious supervisor who seems intent on taking Hunter's peonies for herself.

Except that his peonies (and other flowers) are mine.

They were delivered to my desk at work!

Bouquet aside, Hunter breaks all my rules. I know I should ignore him. I know it's going to be an epic disaster. But when he shows up at my door shirtless, with another excessive bouquet, well, I have to say screw the rules; I want his peonies and the rest of him too!

This fun, 40,000-word prequel is the kickoff to my new romantic comedy series about the Svensson Brothers! This rom-com features a boiling hot romance, the largest selection of hot brothers you've known, and a heroine prone to making sexually suggestive comments!

©2019 Adair Lakes (P)2021 Adair Lakes

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I am sick of the detailings of sex. The story could have been good without all the random.

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The beginning - Meg and Hunters origin story

4.5 stars for me...I adore all things Alina Jacobs and will read and listen to anything she does. I love that this was a back story for Meg and Hunter's beginnings. While we see them in so many of Jacob's other reads, I love that I final have the story of where it all began with these two. While this does not end in a HEA for either of these two wildly independent and caring characters their back and forth dynamic and the intense chemistry is oh so good! The dual narration on this audio is perfect. While I loved that this book traverses a time span, it's also the thing I felt could have been done better - initially the storyline flowed but then seemed to jump and then jump again - but really because you knew the characters from the start you knew why they reacted as they did...while I've read (and listened) to several of Jacob's books already - it makes me want to read/listen to them all over again!

This book was given to me for free at my request and I voluntarily provided this review.

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Not a happy ever after, just the beginning.

I liked this story a lot. It was entertaining and enjoyable with a few exceptions. The characters were interesting and likable for the most part. Meg and Hunter were absolutely perfect for each other. Unfortunately they both had some issues to deal with. Hunter was doing something shady to help his family but it involved another woman which was a big deal for Meg. Meg had every right to be upset with Hunter. I wanted them to sit down and talk it out but that didn’t happen. As much as I loved Hunter and Meg together, I felt that they needed to move on if they weren’t going to hash it out. This was an amazing introduction to Meg and Hunter as well as some of the rest of the Svensson’s. I recommend reading this book. Or listening to the audiobook. The narrators did a wonderful job of bringing the characters to life. The male narrator can read to me anytime! Hubba hubba!

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After His Peonies

I had seen Alina Jacobs books suggested a number of times and the punny titles and cute covers made me want to try them out. I am so glad I did!

The characters and story are unique and fun. I really liked Meghan and could sympathize with Hunter's family difficulties. We get some looks at how crazy it is for him and his other brothers taking care of their younger siblings. I am curious to learn more about them and their family in future books, too.

The author does a nice job balancing humor, romance, and the conflict Meghan and Hunter find themselves in. I was surprised by the ending, though, and hope we get more from these two in a future book!