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Expiration Dates - Audiobook Review

🎧 Audiobook Pub Day Review 🎧

Title: Expiration Date

Author: Rebecca Serle

Publisher: Atria Books

Genre: Whimsical Contemporary Romance (Literary vibes too!)

Thank you to @bookclubfavorites + @simonandschuster for the listening copy of Expiration Dates by Rebecca Serle. This one is narrated expertly by everyone’s favorite Julia Whelan! It’s out today - Happy Pub Day! @rebecca_serle

“The opposite of casual is deep.”

This book had so many elements that worked for me. Serle’s signature whimsy is on full display; after all doesn’t love feel magical? Especially when it’s new love or you’re searching for love? It’s full of friendship (I LOVED Hugo!), family and some heartbreak too. Look, no one purposely wants heartbreak, but sometimes the hard stuff guides us to where we need to be. By the end of the book I was left feeling hopeful.

“Learning to be broken is learning to be whole.”

Daphne receives little slips of paper with a name and a date on them. Each slip signals the next guy she’s going to meet and how long they’ll date for. She’s been receiving these little notes for twenty years, so she’s gotten good at being single. Finally, she’s headed out on a blind date and the only thing the slip of paper says is the name Jake. She’s never not gotten a date before . . .

“All my life I had been waiting for the note tell me it was time to stand still. That the long and broken road was over. That he was finally here."

Her and Jake hit it off and develop a relationship, but as she finds out his history, she knows the secrets she’s carrying will devastate him. She really wrestles with the ides of being committed and truthful. She even begins to doubt the slip of paper.

Oh the journey the author takes you on! Hang on tight! I binged this one and absolutely loved it. I thought In Five Years was my favorite, but this one is right up there too! Highly, highly recommend this one. And I have a feeling that my listening experience elevated it even further! Go that route. But then be a #booknerd like me a get a copy for your shelf too! 🤣

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